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Michael Jackson fans sue alleged abuse victims in French court
Michael Jackson fan groups sought damages on Thursday from two of the late pop legend's alleged abuse victims for "sullying his image" in the HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland". The fan clubs sued the men in Orleans, northern France. The court said a judgment would be delivered on Oct. 4.
'Laugh-In' star Arte Johnson dies at age 90
Arte Johnson, a lurking presence on U.S. television's "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" as a lecherous geriatric and a comic German soldier who found things on the show "verrry interesting" - but not necessarily funny - died on Wednesday at the age of 90, his family said. Johnson died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from heart failure following a three-year battle with bladder and prostate cancer, a statement from his family said.
Elizabeth Taylor's Oscars dress among her items heading to auction
A gown worn to the 1974 Academy Awards and more than 1,200 other items from the life of late actress Elizabeth Taylor will be offered for sale at an auction in early December, Julien's Auctions announced on Wednesday. The pale blue chiffon dress that Taylor wore to the Oscars, which was designed by Edith Head, is expected to fetch between $4,000 and $6,000, the auction house said in a statement.
Tennis royalty hands down tips to Britain's Next-Gen royals
Almost a century has passed since Prince Albert – later crowned King George VI – turned up in his pristine white trousers and collared shirt to compete in the men’s doubles at Wimbledon. Now Roger Federer is playing his part in helping to further the prospects of a Next-Gen player from Britain's royal family -- one who is likely to end up being known as King George VII.
U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky's Europe tour in jeopardy after Sweden arrest
U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky should be detained in Sweden for at least two more weeks to be investigated over serious assault charges, the national prosecutor said on Thursday, throwing into jeopardy the artist's European tour. The 30-year-old performer, producer and model, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was taken into custody on Wednesday, along with two members of his entourage and his bodyguard, in connection with a fight on Sunday.