Chester Bennington’s tox screen showed ‘presumptive positive’ for drugs: What that means

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has officially concluded Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington died from hanging.(Photo: MACIEJ KULCZYNSKI, EPA) The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has concluded its investigation into the July 20 suicide of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, confirming its initial ruling: Death by hanging.  The toxicology portion…

After Matt Lauer firing, NBC gets ratings boost

After his sudden firing for alleged sexual misbehavior in the workplace, Matt Lauer responded in a written statement read by his former co-anchor Savannah Guthrie on ‘Today.’ USA TODAY After Matt Lauer from fired from ‘Today,’ the morning show’s ratings topped ‘GMA’s.(Photo: Nathan Congleton, AP) NEW YORK (AP) — While…

Natalia Jiménez talks solo career, La Quinta Estación, concert tour stops in Phoenix 12/15

” You can choose the type of music you want to sing without being coerced into it,” Natalia Jiménez says about being a solo artist.(Photo: Omar Cruz) Natalia Jiménez found fame as the dynamic front woman for the band La Quinta Estación, an adventurous Spanish outfit that fused pop and Mexican…

Rose Marie, the woman with the longest career in showbiz, dishes on fame, friends

CLOSE Documentary looks at the amazingly durable career of Rose Marie, whose life in show business spans from vaudeville to the Twitter era. Forgotten Man Films “Wait for Your Laugh” shows how Rose Marie has been in show business for more than 90 years.(Photo: Rose Marie) At age 94, Rose…

How movies are made explains the power (and potential abuse) in Hollywood

CLOSE Harvey Weinstein was once at the very top of Hollywood. As accusations of his sexual predation came to light, it didn’t just trigger his downfall. It ushered in a tidal wave of exposure of sexual impropriety in the film industry. USA TODAY Two companies co-founded by Harvey Weinstein (seen…

Danny Masterson fired from Netflix’s ‘The Ranch’ amid multiple sexual assault allegations

amid multiple sexual assault allegations, Netflix said in a statement to USA TODAY.  “As a result of ongoing discussions, Netflix and the producers have written Danny Masterson out of The Ranch,” the statement read. “Yesterday was his last day on the show, and production will resume in early 2018 without him.” In…

John Oliver goes in on Dustin Hoffman over sexual harassment allegation

CLOSE John Oliver called out Dustin Hoffman over sexual harassment claims Time When interviewing Dustin Hoffman, the straight-shooting John Oliver seemingly had one topic on his mind: sexual harassment.  Their heated conversation — published by The Washington Post — was part of an anniversary screening of 1997’s Wag the Dog…

Volcano strands ‘Stranger Things’ star Millie Bobby Brown on Bali

Millie Bobby Brown in ‘Stranger Things’ (Photo: Netflix) Blame it on Mount Agung. Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown has been stuck on the island of Bali, Indonesia, by a weeklong volcanic eruption. Brown took to Instagram to post pictures of herself making the most of the forced downtime — meditating in a garden,…

Meet Jason Aldean and wife Brittany Kerr Aldean’s newborn son Memphis

Brittany Kerr and Jason Aldean pose backstage for the Country Rising Benefit Concert at Bridgestone Arena on November 12. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Country Rising, Getty Images) Country star Jason Aldean and wife Brittany Kerr Aldean gave the world something to smile about on Friday — the first view of their newborn son Memphis. Jason Aldean…

Demi Lovato marries Jesse Williams in heartbreaking ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ music video

singer dropped the video for her track Tell Me You Love Me Friday, and it features an emotional marriage to Grey’s Anatomy actor Jesse Williams.  Before the track even begins playing, we see Lovato and Williams go through a series of couple-y events: their proposal, make-out sessions and fighting. The fighting, which escalates…