Trevor Noah, Comedy Central defend past jokes after backlash
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Trevor Noah, the newly announced successor to Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's late-night news parody "The Daily Show," defended himself against a backlash arising from past comments he made about Jews and women.
Late author Elmore Leonard's early short stories to be published
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new collection of short stories by Elmore Leonard from early in the late American crime author's career will be released this summer, publisher William Morrow said on Tuesday.
Online star Michelle Phan's new network launches in U.S., UK
(Reuters) - YouTube pioneer Michelle Phan, who built a business empire around her popular makeup tutorials, on Tuesday debuted a global online network devoted to beauty, fashion and lifestyle that features original series by her and other creators.
Attorneys for Robin Williams's heirs spar in court over estate
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A probate judge on Monday instructed attorneys for the estate and heirs of Robin Williams to take eight weeks to work out disputes over property and money between the three adult children of the late comedian and his widow.
Trevor Noah's tweets called 'anti-Semitic,' 'sexist;' Comedy Central stands behind new 'Daily Show' host
Some voices in the Twitterverse are calling for the network to oust him after several of his past tweets have resurfaced, in which he makes quips about Jews, Israel and women that some have called anti-Semitic, sexist and racist.