Sopranos actress Sciorra alleges rape
Italian-American actress Annabella Sciorra, who starred in US TV series The Sopranos, has accused disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, BBC report.
She told The New Yorker that Weinstein forced his way into her New York apartment and assaulted her in 1992.
She alleges that he sexually harassed her in the subsequent years. In the article actress Daryl Hannah also says she was harassed..
I was placed in ‘nude line-up’: Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence has said she was made to stand in a nude line-up and told to lose weight by film producers at the start of her career, BBC report.
Speaking at Elle's Women in Hollywood event, the 27-year-old said she felt she didn't have any power in the situation as an unknown actress.
She said she found that fame protected her from assault as her career went on.
"I will lend my voice..
Oscar to review Harvey Weinstein’s membership
The board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is to review Harvey Weinstein's membership at an emergency meeting, BBC report.
The 54-member board is made up of actors, directors, and film executives, including Tom Cruise, Whoopi Goldberg, and Steven Spielberg.
The academy, which organises the Oscars, previously called Mr Weinstein's actions "abhorrent".
US and UK police launch investigations against film producer Harvey Weinstein
Police in the US and UK have launched investigations into allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein, BBC report.
The New York Police Department is looking into an allegation dating from 2004 and is reviewing whether there are any additional complaints.
London's Metropolitan Police has received an allegation of sexual assault in the London area in the 1980s.
US country music singer Don Williams dies
US country music singer Don Williams - who enjoyed great success with his easy-going singing style - has died aged 78 after a short illness, BBC report.
Williams began his solo career in 1971, amassing 17 number one country hits. His songs such as Gypsy Woman and Tulsa Time, were covered by singers such as Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend.
Williams was known as the gentle giant of country..
US bodybuilder Rich Piana dies aged 46
Celebrity US bodybuilder Rich Piana has died after being put into a medically-induced coma two weeks ago, according to BBC.
His estranged wife Sarah confirmed the news on Instagram.
She wrote: "I'm in tears writing this that @1dayumay has just passed away. I can barely believe this... I am so saddened & heartbroken that he didn't make it.
"I just want to say THANK YOU Rich for..
Kabul concert goes ahead amid threat attack
Hundreds of young men and women attended a concert by Afghan pop star Aryana Sayeed in the capital Kabul despite opposition from conservatives, and threats of an attack, BBC report.
The concert was held amid tight security at the heavily protected Intercontinental Hotel.
It was a rare music concert in the city.
Kabul has witnessed a series of suicide attacks and explosions in the past few..
US President Trump to skip Kennedy honours
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are to skip an arts awards ceremony to allow those taking part "to celebrate without political distraction", the White House says,according to BBC.
Some of those due to take part in the Kennedy Center Honors had said they would boycott the White House reception held before the awards ceremony.
The honours recognise the lifetime..
Emma Stone becomes most paid actress this year
Emma Stone has been paid more than any other actress this year,BBC report.
The La La Land star earned $26m (around £20m) over a 12-month period from June 2016 to June 2017, mainly due to the success of the Hollywood musical.
That puts her at the top of Forbes magazine's annual list, beating the likes of Jennifer Anniston and Emma Watson.
Jennifer Lawrence, who topped the list in 2016,..
I am coming back as James Bond,Daniel Craig says
Daniel Craig says he is coming back as James Bond.
The actor was asked whether he will play the secret agent again during his appearance on US chat show The Late Show.
"Yes," Daniel told host Stephen Colbert, before standing up to shake his hand.
The actor, who has played 007 in the past four Bond films, has until now refused to say whether he will do it again.
But on the show he..
Taylor Swift wins assault case
Pop star Taylor Swift has won a sexual assault case against ex-radio DJ David Mueller, who she said had groped her at a 2013 concert, BBC report.
He assaulted her by grabbing her bottom beneath her skirt during a photo shoot, a jury in Denver, Colorado, found.
She was awarded a symbolic $1 (77p) in damages that she had sought.
Mr Mueller had originally tried to sue the pop star, saying..
Stuntwoman dies on set
A stuntwoman has died in a motorcycle accident while filming Deadpool 2 in the Canadian city of Vancouver, BBC report.
Police confirmed the driver was killed on Monday morning and workplace safety officials were investigating.
Witnesses described how the woman lost control of the bike, jumped a kerb and crashed into a building.
The Marvel Comics sequel stars Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds..
British model kidnapped in Milan
A British model was drugged and kidnapped in Milan to be sold in an online auction, say Italian police, according to BBC.
The woman, 20, had arrived in the city to take part in a photo shoot arranged through her agent, but was abducted and held captive for six days.
Polish national Lukasz Herba, 30, who lives in the UK, has been arrested on kidnapping charges, police said.
Princess Diana’s friends urge not to show ‘private’ tapes
Friends of Princess Diana have urged Channel 4 not to broadcast controversial video tapes of her talking about her troubled marriage, according to BBC.
The documentary, Diana: In Her Own Words, is due to be aired ahead of the 20th anniversary of her death.
The tapes, recorded by her speech coach, have never been seen in the UK.
Channel 4 said they "provide a unique insight" - but Diana's..
US actor and playwright Sam Shepard dies aged 73
US actor and playwright Sam Shepard has died at the age of 73, BBC report.
Shepard wrote more than 40 plays and won the Pulitzer Prize for drama for Buried Child in 1979.
He went on to be nominated for the best supporting actor Oscar for 1983's The Right Stuff and starred in films like Black Hawk Down as well as co-writing 1984's Paris, Texas.
He died at home in Kentucky on Thursday, his..
Australian indigenous singer Dr G dies aged 46
One of Australia's leading Aboriginal musicians, Dr G Yunupingu, has died at the age of 46, BBC report.
The singer, born blind in the Northern Territory, became the highest-selling Australian indigenous artist ever.
He died at Royal Darwin Hospital on Tuesday after enduring "a long battle with illness", his record label said in a statement.
A former member of Yothu Yindi, his 2008 solo..
Home Alone actor Heard dies
The actor John Heard, best known for his role in the Home Alone films, has died at the age of 71, BBC report.
Heard was found dead on Friday in his hotel room in Palo Alto, California, according to celebrity news website TMZ.
The Santa Clara medical examiner's office confirmed the death. The cause is unknown.
Heard had reportedly been staying at the hotel after "minor back surgery"..
Sad news for Justin Bieber’s Chinese fans…
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has been banned from performing in China, according to Beijing's Culture Bureau, BBC report.
In a statement, the ministry said it was not appropriate to allow in entertainers who have engaged in "bad behaviour."
"Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer," it added.
The statement was issued in response to a..
Linkin Park singer Bennington dies aged 41, how they made rap metal memorable
Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who has died aged 41, changed the dynamics of nu metal with his searingly personal lyrics and musical curiosity, BBC report.
Linkin Park weren't the first band to fuse metal and rap, but they were the most successful.
Their first album, Hybrid Theory, was certified diamond in the US, representing 10 million sales. Around the world, they sold more than 50..
R&B singer Kelly denies holding several women in ‘abusive cult’
R&B singer R Kelly has denied allegations that he is holding several young women in an "abusive cult", BBC report.
The singer's lawyer said he would work "diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name".
A BuzzFeed report accuses the singer of brainwashing women, who got closer to him in an effort to boost their musical careers.
Kelly has faced previous accusations..