Actress Rose McGowan, a leading voice against sexual harassment in Hollywood, has accepted an arrest warrant on a drug charge in a Washington suburb.
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority spokesman Andrew Trull said in an email Tuesday night McGowan surrendered to Airports Authority Police. She is charged with possession of a controlled substance.
The felony charge stems from a police investigation of personal belongings left behind on a Jan. 20 flight that arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia. Police say the items tested positive for narcotics. the Airports Authority Police Department got the warrant Feb. 1.
McGowan was released on $5,000 unsecured bond.
Meek Mill’s lawyers ask judge to step down: Lawyers for Meek Mill are asking a Philadelphia judge to recuse herself before they appeal the rapper’s sentence of two to four years in prison.
Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced Mill last week for violating probation in a nearly decade-old gun and drug case.
On Tuesday, his lawyers asked Brinkley to step down, saying she stepped out of her judicial bounds several times. Among the examples cited was the judge suggesting Mill record a version of the Boyz II Men song “On Bended Knee” and specifically mention the judge in it. The lawyer says after Mill declined, the judge replied: “Suit yourself.”
On Monday night, former Philadelphia 76er Julius Erving, Eagles player Malcolm Jenkins and rapper Rick Ross were among hundreds of people gathered to protest Mill’s imprisonment.
Jeffrey Toobin writing book on Trump, Russia: Jeffrey Toobin’s next book will be a probe into Donald Trump’s election.
The author and CNN commentator will write about alleged collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia and the investigations by Congress and special prosecutor Robert Mueller. Doubleday announced Tuesday that the book was currently untitled and no release date has been set.
Hugh Bonneville honors Paddington creator: British actor Hugh Bonneville has joined hundreds of mourners at a memorial service for the creator of the marmalade-loving bear Paddington.
Bonneville, who plays adoptive father Mr. Brown in the “Paddington” films, told mourners at London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral that Michael Bond “was as kindly, dignified, charming and lovable as the immortal Paddington Bear he gave us.”
Bond wrote some 20 Paddington books before his death in June at age 91.
Glamour, politics at Women of Year awards: There were movie stars and supermodels, TV hosts and pop stars.
But perhaps the most rapturous ovation at Glamour magazine’s annual Women of the Year awards went to 79-year-old Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, of California, who delighted the crowd — including hundreds of cheering young girls — with a rousing speech that ended on a very political note. “Impeach him,” she exhorted the audience. “Impeach 45! Impeach 45!”
Alongside Waters, honorees at Monday evening’s ceremony, held at a theater in Brooklyn, included actress Nicole Kidman, singer Solange Knowles, late-night host Samantha Bee, model Gigi Hadid, film director Patty Jenkins, and fashion designer Maria Grazia Chiuri of Christian Dior. Also honored were record-setting astronaut Peggy Whitson, Syrian refugee and UNICEF ambassador Muzoon Almellehan and the many organizers of the January women’s marches.
Tracee Ellis Ross to host American Music Awards: Tracee Ellis Ross will be close by when her mom, Diana Ross, is honored at Sunday’s American Music Awards because she’ll be hosting the show.
The “black-ish” actress said she’s excited to be named the host but is “especially thrilled” to do it the year that her mother is getting the Lifetime Achievement award.
Diana Ross will not only be honored but will also take the stage to perform.
Performers at Sunday’s event in Los Angeles include Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Niall Horan.
Eve joins ‘The Talk’ as permanent host: Musician and actress Eve has been unveiled as a new permanent host of CBS’ “The Talk,” joining Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood.
Eve, whose full name is Eve Jeffers Cooper, replaces Aisha Tyler on the show. The Grammy winner is best known for her hit “Let Me Blow Ya Mind,” a duet with Gwen Stefani, her TV sitcom “Eve” and appearances in the “Barbershop” films.
Angelica McDaniel, an executive vice president at CBS, called Eve an “accomplished and dynamic performer, musician, wife and stepmother” who will add “a new layer to the show as we continue to evolve season to season.”
— Associated Press