Trevor Noah, Comedy Central defend past jokes after backlash


NEW YORK - Trevor Noah, the newly announced successor to Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's late-night news parody "The Daily Show," defended himself against a backlash arising from past comments he made about Jews and women.

Grandson of Getty oil founder J. Paul Getty found dead in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - The grandson of billionaire Getty oil founder J. Paul Getty, Andrew Getty, was found dead at age 47 on Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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Estate of Selena Quintanilla sues UMG Recordings over royalties

- The estate of Latin pop star Selena Quintanilla filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against UMG Recordings Inc, claiming that royalties have been withheld since her death 20 years ago.

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Attorneys for Robin Williams's heirs spar in court over estate

SAN FRANCISCO - A probate judge on Monday instructed attorneys for the estate and heirs of Robin Williams to take eight weeks to work out disputes over property and money between the three adult children of the late comedian and his widow. | Video

31 Mar 2015

Gaultier's fashion career feted in Paris exhibition

PARIS - Paris' first ever exhibition devoted to fashion's "enfant terrible" Jean-Paul Gaultier opens its doors on Wednesday, showcasing the French couturier's avant-garde creations as well as his childhood inspirations. | Video

Life 31 Mar 2015

Cynthia Kelly, sister of California governor, dies at 81: newspaper

- Cynthia Kelly, the sister of California Governor Jerry Brown, died over the weekend, the Sacramento Bee newspaper reported on Monday. She was 81.

31 Mar 2015

Jamie Foxx criticized by LGBT group for Bruce Jenner jibes

LOS ANGELES - Actor-singer Jamie Foxx came under fire on Monday from LGBT-youth group The Trevor Project for "insensitive comments" he made at an awards show about reality star Bruce Jenner and reports of his decision to transition to a woman.

31 Mar 2015

South Africa's Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart on 'Daily Show'

- Trevor Noah, a South African comedian little known to U.S. audiences, will replace Jon Stewart as the host of the Emmy Award-winning, late-night parody newscast "The Daily Show," Comedy Central said on Monday.

30 Mar 2015

Composer Zimmer brings 'Interstellar' score to life in London

LONDON - Film music composer Hans Zimmer gave fans of his movie scores a rare glimpse of himself at work on Monday when he took the stage to lead an orchestra in a live performance of his score for epic space adventure "Interstellar". | Video

Music 31 Mar 2015

Two new accusers say Bill Cosby drugged, sexually assaulted them

LOS ANGELES - Two more women came forward on Friday accusing veteran comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them decades ago, when they were in their teens.

27 Mar 2015