A Pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial Saturday in the case against Bill Cosby after a jury was unable to come to a unanimous decision, an inconclusive finale to one of the most high-profile sexual assault cases in years.
Cosby was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault in an incident involving former Temple University basketball staffer Andrea Constand at his home in suburban Philadelphia in 2004.
Over the past 10 days, jurors heard the entertainer's defense that the encounter was consensual, while Constand, taking the stand and facing Cosby for the first time, testified that Cosby drugged her and robbed her of the ability to consent.
Back in March, the Discovery Channel teased that Olympic gold-medal-winning swimmer Michael Phelps would participate in its Shark Week. But the outlet didn't make clear what he would do.
A news release from the Discovery Channel this week makes it sound like he'll be swimming with — or against — a shark. The episode is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. on July 23 and is posted on Discovery's listings that night as:
Katy Perry just broke another Twitter record: The "Bon Appetit" singer is the first person on the site to hit 100 million followers.
The 32-year-old's KatyCats following has been going strong since she joined Twitter in 2009. She's tweeted more than 8,500 times, debuting music and videos and making major announcements. To mark the occasions, the site launched a custom emoji Friday, triggered by the #LoveKaty hashtag.
According to site, the singer was the most discussed when she performed during the February 2015 Super Bowl halftime show and launched a thousand memes with the #LeftShark phenomenon. Other Perry-related hashtags include #roar, #KatyCats, #Prism, #ChainedToTheRhythm and #Rise.
On what would have been rap legend Tupac Shakur's 46th birthday, childhood friend Jada Pinkett Smith is setting the record straight on her relationship with the late artist, particularly as depicted in new biopic "All Eyez on Me."
"Forgive me," Pinkett Smith wrote on Twitter, "My relationship to Pac is too precious to me for the scenes in 'All Eyez On Me' to stand as truth."
In a series of eight tweets on the social media platform, Pinkett Smith disputed several scenes featuring the relationship in the film about Shakur's meteoric rise.
Forgive me... my relationship to Pac is too precious to me for the scenes in All Eyez On Me to stand as truth.
In November 2012, Leonardo DiCaprio — at the time, three months into filming "Wolf of Wall Street," which would later further his legacy of almost-Oscars for a fourth time — received Marlon Brando's best actor statuette for 1954's "On the Waterfront" as a 38th birthday gift.
The gift-givers were DiCaprio's business associates (and friends) at Red Granite Pictures, the production house behind "Wolf of Wall Street." Now the 42-year-old actor has voluntarily handed over Brando's Academy Award (in addition to several other pricey souvenirs from the Red Granite team) to the U.S. government as part of an ongoing investigation into a $3.5-billion Malaysian money-laundering scheme.
Authorities from the U.S. Department of Justice suspect that Red Granite co-founder Riza Aziz may have helped his stepfather, Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, embezzle $4.5 billion from a political development scheme in that part of the world. A portion of those misappropriated funds were used to bankroll the production company and subsequently back "The Wolf of Wall Street."
With "Wonder Woman," Patty Jenkins became the first female director to helm a major superhero film, and the significance of that distinction has not been lost on her.
Jenkins talked Thursday on "Late Night With Seth Meyers" about recognizing the history she was making without letting it get in the way. She had, after all, been on the cusp of barrier-breaking once before, when she nearly directed a different superhero flick.
"I knew, I understood when I was hired," Jenkins said. "But I had almost done the sequel to 'Thor,' and so it had already happened to me where I was like, 'Oh, I'm going to be the first woman to ... oh, not that one, but this one.'"
Executive producer Sam Caitlin and cast Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun and Ruth Negga give a sneak peek at season two of AMC's "Preacher."
A preacher, a thief and a vampire go on a road trip looking for God. Not in the spiritual sense but the physical because God is missing and this trio is going to either help the holiest of holy or wallop him good for abandoning his believers.
"Preacher" is back on June 25 (for a two night premiere) AMC, and we have a sneak peek at the supernatural western's second season, including new footage and behind-the-scenes commentary from the cast and crew.
From the looks of it, in Season 2 of the audacious drama things on the road are moving a lot faster for preacher Jesse (Dominic Cooper), Tulip the bazooka builder (Ruth Negga) and Cassiday the vampire (Joseph Gilgun).
The hits keep on coming to streaming-music services. The greatest hits, that is.
Like the Beatles and Garth Brooks before him, Bob Seger ended his standoff with new media on Friday, making 13 albums available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Napster and Slacker Radio.
"Bob Seger wrote the soundtrack for generations of music fans lives. He's a an American icon and true legend," Troy Carter, head of creator services at Spotify, said in a statement. "It's exciting for us to not only be able to share Bob's music with his existing fans, but also to introduce him to new audiences around the world."