LOS ANGELES - Abby Lee Miller, the star of the Lifetime show "Dance Moms," has been sentenced to one year and one day in jail for bankruptcy fraud and money laundering. Miller plead guilty to both charges last year. A federal judge in Pittsburgh made the ruling Tuesday, ordering the reality TV star to pay a $40,000 fine,a $120,000 judgment, and spend two years on probation after her release.
WASHINGTON - Former U.S. President Barack Obama warned then-President-elect Donald Trump not to give the post of national security adviser in his administration to Michael Flynn who was eventually fired in a controversy about ties to Russia, a former Obama aide said. Obama gave the warning in an Oval Office meeting with Trump just days after the Republican's surprise election win last Nov. 8. The warning, first reported by NBC News, came up during a discussion of White House personnel.
LOS ANGELES - Country music singer Loretta Lynn was hospitalized after a suffering a stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, her official website said Friday. Lynn, 85, was admitted to a Nashville hospital on Thursday where she is "under medical care and is responsive and expected to make a full recovery," a statement on LorettaLynn.com said.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill on Thursday to repeal major parts of Obamacare and replace it with a Republican healthcare plan, handing President Donald Trump his biggest legislative victory but setting up a tough fight in the Senate. With the 217-213 vote, Republicans obtained just enough support to push the legislation through the House, sending it to the Senate for consideration. No Democrats voted for the bill.
TAIPEI - Dozens of fans costumed as Jedi knights, stormtroopers of the Galactic Empire and protagonist Luke Skywalker thronged central Taipei on Thursday to celebrate Star Wars Day, the 40th anniversary of the sci-fi film franchise. Costume parties, movie marathons and fun runs are among the events being mounted worldwide to celebrate the space saga. Fans on social media tweeted "May the 4th be with you", parodying the Star Wars catchphrase, "May the force be with you."
Alphabet Inc said on Wednesday, May 3, it was investigating widespread reports about a spam campaign in which recipients received emails from known contacts that asked them to click on a link to review a Google Docs document. "We are investigating a phishing email that appears as Google Docs. We encourage you to not click through & report as phishing within Gmail," the company said on its Google Docs Twitter account.
LOS ANGELES - "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert is facing backlash for a joke he made about President Donald Trump on Monday night, May 1, that many are calling "homophobic." During his opening monologue, Colbert went off on Trump over the President's treatment of CBS News' John Dickerson, who saw an interview with Trump abruptly ended when he asked about the President's unproven claims that then-President Obama had wiretapped Trump and members of his campaign. As Dickerson and Colbert are both CBS employees, Colbert felt it his duty to say the things Dickerson himself could not.
LOS ANGELES - Jimmy Kimmel got personal tonight on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," opening up about complications following the birth of his son 10 days ago.
LOS ANGELES - Kelly Ripa has settled on Ryan Seacrest as the new permanent co-host of her syndicated daily morning show, which as of today is renamed "Live with Kelly and Ryan."
A couple of curious Japanese macaques recently explored a camera set up in the enclosure at the Buffalo Zoo in New York, which was all captured by the GoPro camera. 18-year-old Eric and his granddaughter, 2-year-old Kiseki, are seen looking into and even licking the camera in the footage, which was shared on the zoo's Facebook page. The GoPro was set up in the habitat as a form of enrichment for the monkeys for half an hour, Christian Dobosiewicz, the Communications Specialist at the zoo told Reuters.