Les Moonves has stepped down as the chairman, president and CEO of CBS Corp after six more women have accused him of sexual misconduct, as reported in The New Yorker. Moonves and CBS will donate $20 million to "one or more organizations that support the #MeToo movement and equality for women in the workplace."
Travis Pastrana nailed all three of Evel Knievel’s jumps in Las Vegas this past weekend. The freestyle motocross legend leaped over 52 cars, 16 buses and the Caesars Palace fountain in three back-to-back stunts over three hours in an event organized by History to honor Knievel.
On the heels of ‘The Shape of Water,’ which won Best Picture and Best Director Oscars, Guillermo del Toro has signed an overall deal with Fox Searchlight Pictures. The deal ensures funding and distribution for all of the live-action feature films he writes, produces or directs.
Winnie Mandela has died at the age of 81. The longtime wife of South African President Nelson Mandela, she was also known for her political involvement and efforts to combat apartheid, as well as controversial actions that led to convictions for kidnapping and fraud.
HBO has released a documentary on writer and filmmaker Arthur Miller. Narrated by his daughter Rebecca, ‘Arthur Miller: Writer,’ covers his full life chronologically, from struggles with the House Un-American Activities Committee to his five-year marriage to Marilyn Monroe.
Vladimir Putin gifted President Donald Trump an Adidas soccer ball to celebrate the World Cup, held in Russia, which had markings indicating it had a chip that allows fans to access mobile content and could theoretically be programmed to initiate an attack on nearby phones.
Alice Marie Johnson, a grandmother who was jailed in 1996 for taking part in a cocaine distribution ring, was just granted clemency by President Trump. Kim Kardashian West lobbied for Johnson’s release from prison through a campaign by the clemency foundation CAN-DO.
A day after Heather Locklear was arrested for battery against two emergency personnel and two months after pleading not guilty on separate battery charges, paramedics responded to a call at her home. A person was hospitalized, but police declined to confirm if it was the actress.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu served the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, dessert in a shoe--highly offensive to Japanese. Several Israeli officials and diplomats voiced disbelief, as the Japanese are known not to wear shoes at home or often even at work.
Kathy Bates has joined Kim Dickens, Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson in Netflix’s 2018 drama, ‘The Highwaymen.’ Based on true events, the film features two Texas Rangers drawn out of retirement to hunt down the notorious Great Depression criminal couple, Bonnie and Clyde.