Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Trump fails to end 'Apprentice' contestant's defamation lawsuit
A New York state appeals court rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's effort to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on his television show "The Apprentice," or delay it until after he leaves the White House. In a 3-2 decision on Thursday, the Appellate Division in Manhattan said the U.S. Constitution did not strip state courts of power to decide cases arising under state constitutions, even if they involved sitting presidents. First parent pleads not guilty in biggest U.S. college admissions scandal
The temporarily ousted chief executive of Advantage Lithium Corp pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges of participating in the largest college admissions fraud scheme in U.S. history. David Sidoo became the first of the 33 parents charged in the scam to plead not guilty. Prosecutors said he paid $200,000 to the scheme's accused mastermind, William "Rick" Singer, to arrange for people to take the SAT admissions test for his two sons. Who's next? Daltrey and Townshend set for 'full throttle' tour, album
"I hope I die before I get old," The Who sang in their 1965 hit "My Generation". But more than 50 years on, the veteran rock band's two surviving original members are set for a new tour named "Moving On!" and the release of their first album of new music in 13 years. A little love on the campaign trail - Rosario Dawson dating Cory Booker
Actress Rosario Dawson, whose film credits include "Rent" and "Men in Black II," has confirmed reports she is dating U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Cory Booker, calling him "a wonderful human being" who she loves and admires. Dawson, 39, went public about her relationship with the New Jersey Democrat in an on-camera interview with the celebrity news website TMZ.com as she was strolling through Reagan National Airport near Washington. The video was posted on Thursday. Celebrities lose work, students sue U.S. colleges in admissions scandal
Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin was dropped by a TV network and her daughter lost a sponsorship deal on Thursday, while students sued prestigious universities in growing fallout from a massive college bribery scandal. Crown Media Family Networks, the company that owns the Hallmark cable channel, cut ties with Loughlin, its "Garage Sale Mysteries" star, after she was charged in the scandal, it said on Thursday. Filmmaker Almodovar walks Cruz, Banderas down memory lane in 'Pain and Glory'
Oscar-winning Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar premiered his retrospective drama "Pain and Glory" in Madrid on Wednesday, reuniting actors Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas, who had risen to Hollywood stardom after starting in his movies. The autobiographical narrative, where Banderas plays Almodovar’s present-day tormented alter ego, and Cruz his mother at the time of his youth, wraps up a trilogy which includes the 1987 "Law of Desire" and 2004 "Bad Education". Japan's Netflix contender bets on youth-driven viral hits
On a Friday night at a downtown Tokyo television studio, 12 teen models with cutesy nicknames like Ayamin and Kyokyo are waiting nervously to find out who has won coveted spots on the cover of Popteen magazine, a Japanese fashion bible. The girls, sporting a range of trendy styles, are the stars of "Popteen Cover Girl War," a hit show from internet upstart AbemaTV that may signal a new direction for Japanese television. Louis Vuitton pulls Michael Jackson-themed items from collection
French fashion house Louis Vuitton has pulled Michael Jackson-themed items from its 2019 summer menswear collection following a documentary about alleged child abuse by the late pop star. The collection was shown in January at the Paris Fashion week and is due to hit stores in June, but a Louis Vuitton spokeswoman said the Jackson-themed items would not be put up for sale. Sex, lies and video: scandals rock K-pop world
Police in South Korea questioned two K-pop stars and two other singers resigned on Thursday, as accusations of sex tapes, prostitutes and secret chat about rape rocked the music industry and hit entertainment stocks. The blame game triggered by accusations against the boyish stars who epitomize an industry that carried South Korean pop culture to the global stage is rooted in concerns the business has neglected morality in its lust for fame and fortune. 'Empire' actor Smollett pleads not guilty to lying about Chicago attack
"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty in a Chicago court on Thursday to new charges that he falsely reported to police that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic assault on a city street. Wearing a navy suit and dress coat, Smollett, 36, appeared serious and quiet standing next to his attorneys as Cook County Circuit Court Judge Steven Watkins was assigned to his case.