Baldwin codefendant gets 6 months probation on gun chargeMarch 31, 2023 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A codefendant in the case against actor Alec Baldwin in the fatal 2021 shooting of a cinematographer on a movie set in New Mexico was convicted Friday of unsafe handling of a firearm and sentenced to six months of probation.
Special prosecutors appointed in Baldwin set shooting caseMarch 29, 2023 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe's district attorney has appointed two veteran New Mexico lawyers to serve as the new special prosecutors in the manslaughter case against Alec Baldwin and a weapons supervisor in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer during a 2021 movie rehearsal.
Judge: District attorney can’t be co-counsel in Baldwin caseMarch 27, 2023 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge said Santa Fe's district attorney shouldn't serve as co-counsel in the manslaughter case against actor Alec Baldwin and a weapons supervisor in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer during a 2021 movie rehearsal.
Workplace-safety sanction finalized in Alec Baldwin shootingMarch 22, 2023 GMT
No one is objecting to a settlement agreement to resolve allegations of workplace safety violations in the 2021 shooting death of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin on the set of a Western movie.
Special prosecutor steps down in case against Alec BaldwinMarch 15, 2023 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A special prosecutor who doubles as a state legislator is stepping down from her role in the manslaughter case against actor Alec Baldwin in the death of a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set.
Alec Baldwin says part of shooting charge unconstitutionalFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
Alec Baldwin on Friday asked a judge in New Mexico to dismiss a five-year firearm sentencing enhancement in the charges against him, saying it is unconstitutionally based on a law passed after the shooting on the set of the film “Rust.”
Slain cinematographer’s Ukrainian relatives sue Alec BaldwinFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Ukrainian relatives of a slain cinematographer are seeking damages in her death from actor Alec Baldwin in connection with a fatal shooting on the set of a Western movie, under a civil lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles.
Alec Baldwin wants prosecutor in on-set death case droppedFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Defense attorneys for actor Alec Baldwin are seeking to disqualify the special prosecutor in the case against him stemming from the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set.
Alec Baldwin scheduled for court on charges in set deathFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin’s first court appearance has been set as he confronts accusations of firearm safety failures and involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set.
Manslaughter charge for Alec Baldwin in ‘Rust’ set shootingJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin and a weapons specialist have been formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico movie set, according to court documents filed by prosecutors Tuesday.
Prosecutors seek justice in Baldwin case, regardless of fameJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin faces two types of manslaughter charges in a reckoning on gun safety and the film industry, with two potential standards for proof and possible sanctions of up to five years in prison.
As Baldwin faces charges, gun safety on sets ‘gets louder’January 20, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film production and firearms experts say movie sets probably changed permanently when cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed on the remote New Mexico set of the Western “Rust” 14 months ago, leading to the announcement from prosecutors Thursday that Alec Baldwin and the film's weapons supervisor will be charged with involuntary manslaughter later this month.
Alec Baldwin to be charged with manslaughter in set shootingJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin and a weapons specialist will be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico movie set, prosecutors announced Thursday, citing a “criminal disregard for safety.”
Prosecutors weigh options in fatal shooting by Alec BaldwinJanuary 18, 2023 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe district attorney will announce Thursday whether charges will be brought in the fatal 2021 film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin during a rehearsal of the Western “Rust.”
NFL Honors awards show to be hosted by Kelly ClarksonDecember 16, 2022 GMT
Musical artist Kelly Clarkson will host the 12th annual NFL Honors awards show Feb. 9 in Phoenix, recognizing the league's best players, performances and plays from the 2022 season.
The Emmy and Grammy-award winning artist will be the first woman to host the show, where multiple NFL awards will be announced, a spokesperson said Friday in a new release.
Steve Martin, Harry Bliss team up on ‘Number One Is Walking’November 15, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Martin has this funny theory about artists and careers, spelled out with comic timing.
“You kind of can always tell if someone hits a wall by their haircut," he says.
Alec Baldwin sues to ‘clear his name’ in movie set killingNovember 12, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Saying he wants to clear his name, Alec Baldwin on Friday sued people involved in handling and supplying the loaded gun that he was using when it fired, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during a 2021 filming accident in New Mexico.
Prosecutors take charge of probe into Baldwin shootingOctober 28, 2022 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A sheriff's department submitted on Thursday its investigative findings to prosecutors in the death of a cinematographer shot and killed by Alec Baldwin on a film set in New Mexico in October 2021.
Today in History: October 21, Edison perfects electric lightOctober 21, 2022 GMT
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Today is Friday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2022. There are 71 days left in the year.
Lawsuit settled, film may resume after Alec Baldwin shootingOctober 5, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a cinematographer shot and killed by Alec Baldwin on the set of the film “Rust” has agreed to settle a lawsuit against the actor and the movie’s producers, and producers aim to restart the project in January despite unresolved workplace safety sanctions.
New Mexico allows funds for prosecutions in ‘Rust’ shootingSeptember 23, 2022 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has granted funds to pay for possible prosecutions connected to last year's fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Thursday.
Anne Heche memoir ‘Call Me Anne’ scheduled for JanuarySeptember 15, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — In a memoir Anne Heche worked on over the past year, the actor shared candid thoughts on her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres in the late 1990s, when they were among Hollywood's first openly gay couples.
Slain Marine’s family revives Alec Baldwin defamation suitSeptember 1, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a Marine killed in Afghanistan has revived a defamation lawsuit against Alec Baldwin over comments the actor made online.
The sisters and widow of Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum allege Baldwin subjected them to online threats and harassment after he posted and commented on a photo shared online by one of McCollum’s sisters, Roice McCollum, who had been in Washington during the Jan.
Medical investigator rules Baldwin set shooting an accidentAugust 15, 2022 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin last year was an accident, according to a determination made by New Mexico's Office of the Medical Investigator following the completion of an autopsy and a review of law enforcement reports.
Prosecutors await forensic analysis in Alec Baldwin shootingAugust 4, 2022 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The investigation into the fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin is ongoing, and the New Mexico prosecutor overseeing the case says authorities are awaiting the analysis of key forensic evidence before a decision can be made about whether criminal charges will be filed.
Melissa Bank, witty, bestselling author, dies at 61August 4, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Melissa Bank, whose 1999 bestseller “The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing" was a series of interconnected stories widely praised for its wit and precise language and embraced by young readers, has died at age 61.
New Mexico, ‘Stranger Things’ backdrop, hits production peakJuly 15, 2022 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's film and TV industry has hit a new peak, with record spending by video production companies in a state that drew projects including the Netflix series “Stranger Things."
Woody Allen mulls end of career, talks with Alec BaldwinJune 28, 2022 GMT
Woody Allen told Alec Baldwin during a live interview Tuesday on Instagram that he is mulling ending his movie-making career, saying directing has lost its luster.
New rules about guns on movie sets fail in CaliforniaMay 20, 2022 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — New rules about how and when actors can use guns while filming failed to pass the California Legislature on Thursday just months after a gun actor Alec Baldwin was holding went off and killed a cinematographer on a movie set in New Mexico.
Actor Fred Ward, of ‘Tremors,’ ‘The Right Stuff’ fame, diesMay 14, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Fred Ward, a veteran actor who brought a gruff tenderness to tough-guy roles in such films as “The Right Stuff,” “The Player” and “Tremors,” has died. He was 79.
Ward died Sunday, his publicist Ron Hofmann said Friday.
Film producers defend safety in Alec Baldwin shootingMay 11, 2022 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A film production company is contesting sanctions by New Mexico officials for alleged workplace safety violations on the set of “Rust,” where actor and producer Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer in October, according to filings posted Wednesday by state regulators.
Wyoming defamation lawsuit against Alec Baldwin is dismissedMay 5, 2022 GMT
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit over online harassment filed against actor Alec Baldwin by the family of a Marine who was killed in Afghanistan, saying the Wyoming court did not have jurisdiction over the case.
Videos show aftermath of film-set shooting, Baldwin reactionApril 26, 2022 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico sheriff investigating the fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin described complacency, disorganization and neglected safety measures in the making of the low-budget movie “Rust.”
Police release videos in probe of Baldwin film-set shootingApril 26, 2022 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement officials released a trove of video evidence Monday in the ongoing investigation of a fatal October shooting of a cinematographer by actor and producer Alec Baldwin on the set of a Western movie.
New Mexico fines film company over Alec Baldwin shootingApril 20, 2022 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico workplace safety regulators on Wednesday issued the maximum possible fine of nearly $137,000 against a film production company for firearms safety failures on the set of “Rust” where actor and producer Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer in October.
Alec Baldwin wants Wyoming defamation lawsuit dismissedApril 6, 2022 GMT
Alec Baldwin is asking a federal judge to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by a Wyoming woman who said she received hateful social media messages after the actor shared on social media a photo she posted of demonstrators at former President Donald Trump's rally in January 2021 and made a political comment.
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin are expecting their 7th childMarch 29, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — After a nearly monthlong social media break, Hilaria Baldwin announced Tuesday on Instagram that she's expecting her seventh child with husband Alec.
Hilaria said she's due this fall, posting a video of the couple breaking the news to their brood.
Slain cinematographer’s husband angry Baldwin deflects blameFebruary 24, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The husband of a cinematographer shot and killed on the set of the film “Rust” says it's “absurd” that Alec Baldwin believes he's not to blame for the shooting and he was “so angry” when Baldwin didn't accept responsibility.
Alec Baldwin and family purchase a retreat in VermontFebruary 19, 2022 GMT
ARLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Alec Baldwin and his family have purchased a retreat in Vermont — a farmhouse and about 50 acres.
The historic farmhouse, built before 1800, and a guest cottage rest on “50-something acres” and the property is “just gorgeous,” Faith Rhodes, principal broker and owner of Rhodes Real Estate, told the Bennington Banner.
Alec Baldwin sued by family of cinematographer killed on setFebruary 16, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a cinematographer shot and killed on the set of the film “Rust” sued Alec Baldwin and the movie's producers Tuesday alleging their “callous” disregard in the face of safety complaints led directly to her death.
‘Rust’ death sparks New Mexico gun safety bill for actorsFebruary 1, 2022 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Republican New Mexico legislator wants movie actors and other film-set professionals to undergo state-sponsored gun-safety training after a cinematographer was fatally shot last year by Alec Baldwin with a weapon he says he thought was not loaded with live ammunition.
Alec Baldwin sued for defamation by family of slain MarineJanuary 19, 2022 GMT
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The widow and two sisters of a U.S. Marine killed in Afghanistan are suing Alec Baldwin, alleging the actor exposed them to a flood of social media hatred by claiming on Instagram that one sister was an “insurrectionist” for attending former President Donald Trump's Washington, D.C., rally on Jan.
Official: Alec Baldwin surrenders phone for shooting probeJanuary 17, 2022 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin has surrendered his cellphone to authorities as part of the investigation into a fatal shooting on a New Mexico film set last fall, a law enforcement official said.
Film armorer blames ammo supplier in deadly ‘Rust’ shootingJanuary 13, 2022 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new lawsuit accused an ammunition supplier Wednesday of creating dangerous conditions on a movie set where a gun held by actor Alec Baldwin killed a cinematographer, by including live ammunition in a box that was supposed to include only dummy rounds.
Baldwin: It’s ‘a lie’ that he’s not helping shooting probeJanuary 8, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin said Saturday that any suggestion he's not complying with the investigation into last fall's deadly shooting on a New Mexico film set is a lie.
At issue is a search warrant for Baldwin's cellphone, which authorities hope can provide information helpful in the probe.
New Mexico authorities issue warrant for Baldwin’s phoneDecember 16, 2021 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities on Thursday issued a search warrant for Alec Baldwin’s cell phone, saying it could hold evidence that might be helpful as they investigate a deadly shooting on a New Mexico film set that killed a cinematographer and wounded the director.
2021 Notebook: Alec Baldwin and the movie-set shootingDecember 15, 2021 GMT
THE BACKGROUND: On Oct. 21, on a movie set in New Mexico, what was supposed to be fiction lurched into reality in the most destructive of ways.
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed by a prop gun held by Alec Baldwin, one of the country's most prominent actors.
Judge OKs regulators’ subpoena for ‘Rust’ assistant directorDecember 11, 2021 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The assistant director who handed Alec Baldwin a prop gun that killed a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set must make himself available for an interview with state workplace safety regulators, a judge has decided.
Hallmark takes familiar holiday role; NFL leads prime timeDecember 8, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — It has the makings of a blue Christmas for Leah. She's turning 30 on Christmas Eve, the same day she'll be a bridesmaid at her brother's wedding.
2021′s notable moments on TV: Capitol riot, ‘Rust,’ ShatnerDecember 6, 2021 GMT
If a year can be accused of bait-and-switch, 2021 is fair game.
It was reasonable to believe, or hope, that the pandemic would steadily recede in the rear-view mirror, that a White House transition might mean less political rancor, that America could honorably end its “forever war” in Afghanistan.
Baldwin: ‘Someone is responsible’ for shooting, but ‘not me’December 3, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alec Baldwin said he feels incredible sadness and regret over the shooting that killed a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set, but not guilt.
“Someone is responsible for what happened, and I can’t say who that is, but it’s not me,” Baldwin said in an ABC interview with George Stephanopoulos that aired Thursday night, the first time the actor has spoken in depth on screen about the Oct.
Baldwin to ABC about shooting: ‘I didn’t pull the trigger’December 1, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin told ABC's George Stephanopoulos in an interview airing Thursday that he did not pull the trigger on a prop gun he was holding on a New Mexico film set when it went off, killing a cinematographer.
Investigators track ammunition in fatal film set shootingDecember 1, 2021 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities pursued new leads Tuesday on possible sources of live ammunition involved in actor Alec Baldwin's fatal shooting of a cinematographer on the New Mexico set of a western movie, as they searched the premises of an Albuquerque-based firearms and ammunition supplier.
New Mexico unwavering on film incentives after set fatalityNovember 24, 2021 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico legislators expressed nearly unfettered support for state tax incentives to the film industry at a pubic hearing on Tuesday, in the wake of the shooting death last month of a cinematographer from gunfire on the set of a western movie production.
Lawsuit: Baldwin had no reason to fire in ‘Rust’ shootingNovember 18, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges that Alec Baldwin recklessly fired a gun when it wasn't called for in the script when he shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza on the New Mexico set of the film “Rust.”
Film crew union narrowly approves contract with producersNovember 17, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film industry crew members have narrowly voted to approve a pair of contracts with Hollywood producers after a standoff that came within days of a strike that would have halted productions across the U.S., union leaders said Monday.
‘Rust’ tragedy, labor climate frame Hollywood contract voteNovember 12, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In weighing his vote on a proposed union contract with Hollywood producers, veteran stagehand Matthew “Doc” Brashear looked closely at the agreement and beyond, to the now-closed New Mexico film set where a cinematographer died.
Crew member sues Alec Baldwin, others over ‘Rust’ shootingNovember 11, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The head of lighting on the film “Rust” filed a lawsuit Wednesday over Alec Baldwin's fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the New Mexico set of the Western, alleging negligence that caused him “severe emotional distress" that will haunt him forever.
A new ‘Trump.’ SNL’s Johnson attracts attention for mimicryNovember 8, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — In James Austin Johnson, “Saturday Night Live” has a new master impressionist on board whose take on Donald Trump over the weekend was a breakout performance for the rookie.
Johnson nailed a stream-of-consciousness Trump during an opening segment Saturday that discussed Republican Glenn Youngkin's election as Virginia governor.