Witness for Depp cryptically contradicts key Heard witness

Jurors in Johnny Depp's libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard heard a snippet of testimony Tuesday contradicting one of Heard's key witnesses, but much of the context was stripped away.

Ex-White House press secretary Jen Psaki hired by MSNBC

May 24
Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki has officially landed at MSNBC, where she is expected to make appearances on the network's cable and streaming programs as well as host a new original show.

Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band to tour in US, Europe

May 23
The Boss is hitting the road again, and the E Street Band band is coming with him.
Sports
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Brittney Griner's wife tells ABC she wants WNBA star home

Brittney Griner's wife Cherelle wants President Joe Biden to secure her partner's release, doing whatever is necessary to get the WNBA star home from Russia where she has been detained for more than three months.
Politics
1:06am

Midterm updates | Nguyen in runoff in Democratic SoS primary

State Rep. Bee Nguyen is advancing to a runoff in the Democratic primary for Georgia secretary of state.
Nation
May 24

Ex-reality star Josh Duggar to be sentenced for child porn

Former reality TV star Josh Duggar will return to federal court on Wednesday, where a judge could sentence him to up to 20 years in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography.
Politics
May 24

Court battles go down to count deadline in Pa. Senate race

Former hedge fund CEO David McCormick went to Pennsylvania's highest court Tuesday in an eleventh-hour bid to help him close the gap in votes with celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania's neck-and-neck Republican primary contest for U.S. Senate.
Variety
May 24

Ricky Gervais' Netflix special blasted as 'anti-trans rants'

Following in Dave Chappelle's footsteps, Ricky Gervais ridicules transgender women in his new Netflix comedy special. As with Chappelle, the British stand-up quickly drew backlash for what a LGBTQ advocacy group called "anti-trans rants."
Variety
May 24

Slain cyclist Moriah Wilson, 25, 'exceptional in every way'

collegiate ski racing, a career in logistics and, most recently, professional mountain bike and gravel racing — those who knew her described her as "exceptional in every way."
Variety
May 24

Richard Gere helps Carnegie Hall raise money for Ukraine

Actor Richard Gere hosted a benefit concert for Ukraine at Carnegie Hall that raised $360,000 for Direct Relief, a humanitarian organization providing medical aid.
Variety
May 24

Kurt Zouma pleads guilty to kicking, slapping his pet cat

West Ham defender Kurt Zouma pleaded guilty Tuesday to kicking and slapping his pet cat in abuse caught on video.
Politics
May 23

McCormick sues over counting mail ballots in Pa. Senate race

The campaign of David McCormick, who is in a neck-and-neck Republican primary contest for the U.S. Senate against celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, sued in a Pennsylvania court Monday to try to ensure counties obey a brand-new federal appeals court decision that could help him make up ground.
Sports
May 23

Woman sought in death of professional cyclist in Texas

Police were searching Monday for a woman suspected in the fatal shooting of a professional cyclist at an Austin home.
Nation
May 23

Surgeon: Johnny Depp's severed finger story has flaws

A hand surgeon testified Monday that Johnny Depp could not have lost the tip of his middle finger the way he told jurors it happened in his civil lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard.
Nation
May 23

Rappers Young Thug, Gunna remain jailed in racketeering case

Rappers Young Thug and Gunna remained jailed on racketeering charges Monday in Atlanta following a court hearing in a case in which prosecutors have accused them of being members of a violent street gang that committed multiple murders, shootings and carjackings.
Variety
May 23

Actor Angela Lansbury to receive a special Tony Award

The folks who hand out Tony Awards believe five is not enough for Angela Lansbury.
Nation
May 23

'Top Gun' and Tom Cruise return to the danger zone

In 1983, producer Jerry Bruckheimer was flipping through the May issue of California magazine when he was struck by a story. "Top Guns" read the headline, with a large photograph from inside the cockpit of an F-14 fighter jet. The story opened: "At Mach 2 and 40,000 feet over California, it's always high noon."
Music
May 23

When purple reigned: A 1985 Prince concert finds a new life

The first thing you hear is a familiar voice over the sound of thousands of screaming fans.
Variety
May 23

Review: 'My Moment' is best consumed in bite-sized bits

"My Moment: 106 Women on Fighting for Themselves," edited by Lauren Blitzer, Kristin Chenoweth, Kathy Najimy, Chely Wright and Linda Perry (Gallery Books)
Variety
May 23

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 29-June 4

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 29-June 4:
Celebrities
May 22

One more 'I do,' this time in Italy, for Kourtney and Travis

A trilogy of Kravis nuptials has been completed with a (probably) final ceremony in Portofino, Italy.
Sports
May 22

Votto hits tiebreaking HR in 8th, Reds beat Blue Jays 3-2

Joey Votto hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning and the Cincinnati Reds held on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Sunday, avoiding a three-game sweep.
Nation
May 22

Creator of 'Star Wars' X-wing and Death Star dies at 90

Colin Cantwell, the man who designed the spacecraft in the "Star Wars" films, has died. He was 90.