LOS ANGELES - Home of the gargantuan Mall of America global shopping magnet, and a land of pristine landscapes, Minnesota also offers filmmakers modern urban skylines, pastoral farms, thousands of lakes and watersports, the renowned Guthrie Theater, the Walker Art Center - and a folksy vibe epitomized by native son Garrison Keillor's iconic public radio show "A Prairie Home Companion." Last but not least, Minnesota's so-called Snowbate incentive program provides a rebate of up to 25%.
LOS ANGELES - Khloe Kardashian is being sued for allegedly posting an unlicensed photo of herself on social media over seven months ago. On Tuesday, Xposure Photos sued the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star after she shared an image solely licensed to Daily Mail with her 66.8 million Instagram followers on September 14, 2016. The photo in question -- taken by Floridian photographer Manual Munoz -- apparently shows Kardashian exiting Komodo restaurant in Miami with older sister Kourtney Kardashian. The photo has since been removed from Khloe's stream.
LOS ANGELES - ESPN laid off 100 employees on Wednesday as part of a company-wide restructuring. The struggling cable sports network first announced the layoffs last month.
LOS ANGELES - ESPN expects to part ways with 100 of its sports journalists as the Walt Disney sports media juggernaut places more focus on its rejiggered "SportsCenter" lineup as well as digital content associated with that program.
LOS ANGELES - "Flip or Flop" stars Tarek and Christina El Moussa have signed on for another full season of their hit HGTV show. The announcement of the hosts -- and former couple -- returning to the home improvement series comes amid a highly-publicized divorce, following a domestic altercation last spring. When the duo announced their separation after seven years of marriage this past December, the future of the HGTV series was unclear and reports surfaced that the seventh season would be shortened.
Elton John spent two nights in intensive care with a potentially deadly bacterial infection and has canceled all his concerts for the rest of April and May, his publicist said on Monday. The British musician, 70, became "violently ill" on a flight home from his recent South American tour, spokeswoman Fran Curtis said in a statement. The "Rocket Man" singer spent two nights in intensive care in the UK and is resting at home after being released on Saturday, the statement said.
LOS ANGELES - Bill O'Reilly has broken his silence following his departure last week from Fox News. In his first media appearance since signing off of "The O'Reilly Factor" April 11 for what he said was a planned vacation, O'Reilly posted a new installment of his "No Spin News" podcast Monday on his website, billoreilly.com.
LOS ANGELES - Heather Nauert, news anchor on "Fox & Friends," has been named spokesperson at the State Department. Nauert has been on "Fox & Friends" since 2012 and also co-anchored other programs and served as correspondent. The State Department noted that she has reported on the 9/11 terror attacks, the war in Iraq and the genocide in Darfur.
LOS ANGELES - Cuba Gooding Sr. was found dead in his car in Los Angeles, according to ABC. He was 72 . The soul singer was reportedly found slumped over inside his car in Woodland Hills, Calif. at 12:58 p.m. on Thursday, but he could not be resuscitated by CPR. A spokesperson with the Los Angeles Fire Department would not confirm Gooding Sr's identity, but confirmed to Variety that they responded to a call on Ventura Blvd. and determined the death of an adult male at that same time.
LOS ANGELES - Facebook unveiled its first foray into social VR at its f8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Tuesday, giving users of the company's Oculus Rift VR headset a new way to interact with each other through avatar-based chats and shared media experiences.