LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean Penn has expanded his fight against the coronavirus beyond his own expectations.
The Oscar winner’s disaster relief organization CORE has gone from providing 6,500...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spicoli is making a virtual return to Ridgemont High to raise money for a pair of non-profit groups.
Sean Penn, a cast member in 1982's “Fast Times at Ridgmont High," will...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An abandoned bus in the Alaska wilderness where a young man documented his demise over 114 days in 1992 has been removed by officials, frustrated that the bus has become a...
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — After nearly a decade of helping communities in distress abroad, Sean Penn is joining the fight against the coronavirus much closer to home.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lyle Lovett has been inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame.
The Grammy-winning musician was honored Thursday night at a ceremony in the Texas...
NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Carrey has set his wild sights on the literary world.
The actor has written a novel called "Memoirs and Misinformation," Alfred A. Knopf announced Wednesday. Along with...
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A newlywed woman from Belarus who was swept away by a river in Alaska was trying to reach an abandoned bus made famous by the book and film "Into the Wild."
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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Kate del Castillo said she's relieved she wasn't called to testify in the New York trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
But she doesn't regret arranging a 2015 meeting between Guzman and Sean Penn, although the fallout kept her from visiting and working in Mexico for more than three years, the actress said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Anderson Cooper first met Sean Penn after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the CNN anchor was initially skeptical of the actor's intentions to help the recovery efforts in the ravaged country.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Actress Kate del Castillo said she is suing former Mexican officials for $60 million in "moral and material damages" because of what she calls "political persecution" against her.
Mexican authorities investigated del Castillo following the secret meeting she arranged with Sean Penn and former fugitive drug boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in 2015. She was never charged, but claims that prosecutors leaked information that damaged her reputation.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish official says Sean Penn is in Turkey working on a documentary about the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Yasin Aktay, an adviser to Turkey's president, tells The Associated Press on Thursday that the two-time Oscar winner interviewed him in Ankara as part of his "preliminary preparations" for the documentary before leaving for Istanbul where he was due to meet with Khashoggi's Turkish fiancee.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean Penn says much of the spirit of the #MeToo movement is to "divide men and women."
Penn appeared Monday in an interview with the co-star of the new Hulu show "The First" on NBC's "Today " show. Natascha McElhone said her character is informed by the movement.
AURORA, Neb. (AP) — The son of actors Sean Penn and Robin Wright has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor in his Nebraska drug case.
Twenty-four-year-old Hopper Penn and his girlfriend, 26-year-old Uma Von Wittkamp, were arrested during a traffic stop on April 4 on Interstate 80 in southeastern Nebraska.
The Nebraska State Patrol says a search of their vehicle turned up 14 grams of marijuana, four amphetamine pills and 3 grams of psychedelic mushrooms.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Actor and model Hopper Penn has been released from jail after he and actress Uma Von Wittkamp were arrested on drug charges earlier this week in Nebraska.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The son of Sean Penn and Robin Wright has been arrested on drug possession charges in Nebraska.
A Nebraska State Patrol spokesman says the actors' 24-year-old son, Hopper Penn, and his girlfriend, 26-year-old Uma Von Wittkamp, were arrested Wednesday afternoon after a trooper stopped their vehicle on Interstate 80.
Authorities say the trooper detected drug activity inside the vehicle and found 14 grams of marijuana, four amphetamine pills and 3 grams of mushrooms.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Penn, Oscar-winning actor, has other passions these days.
"I'm not in love with the job of acting anymore," says Penn, whose films include "Milk," ''Mystic River," ''Dead Man Walking" and many others. "In fact, what I want to do is write books."
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NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Penn made a smoky appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" to promote his book.
The actor told the host Monday he had taken a sedative "to get to sleep after a red-eye flight" and Penn lit a cigarette.
The two-time Academy Award winner described his novel, "Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff," as "the conversation once a year with the drunken uncle."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean Penn and Leonardo DiCaprio used the eighth annual benefit for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization to publicly praise each other's philanthropic work.
DiCaprio was the guest of honor at the $5,000-a-plate dinner Saturday night at Milk Studios, which raised nearly $4 million for Penn's Haitian Relief Organization and its nonprofit partners.
DiCaprio was recognized for 20 years of supporting environmental causes through his namesake foundation.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When the movie "Milk" reached theaters in the West African country of Togo a few years ago, Jean Pierre Nugloze made sure to go.
Though several decades and continents apart, the story of slain San Francisco activist Harvey Milk, as played by actor Sean Penn, felt very personal. Nugloze was openly gay in a country where homosexuality remains illegal.
"I don't know how to say it," Nugloze said. "It was very emotional, because I am a gay man and was a gay activist too."
NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Penn is writing a novel about a "divorced, disillusioned man."
And, yes, he did once release an audiobook under the pseudonym "Pappy Pariah."
NEW YORK (AP) — Kate del Castillo says she just "wants closure" and is hoping to get it from the release of her new three-part docuseries "The Day I Met El Chapo," now on Netflix.
The documentary tells del Castillo's version of events surrounding a 2015 meeting with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a Mexican drug lord who at the time was hiding from authorities. He's since been captured and extradited to the U.S. and is awaiting trial.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Kate del Castillo is seeking international help in a dispute with the Mexican government stemming from the secret meeting she arranged with Sean Penn and former fugitive drug boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
Del Castillo says Mexican authorities leaked false information to the media and damaged her career in apparent anger over her role in the 2015 meeting.
She filed a human rights complaint Thursday with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The spokeswoman for Mexico's Attorney General's Office says there are no warrants for actress Kate del Castillo, but she has been "mentioned" in criminal investigations.
Del Castillo said in an interview with The Associated Press that a "macho" Mexican government is persecuting her only because she's a woman.
But spokeswoman Natalia Briseno told The AP Tuesday no sexism is involved.
MIAMI (AP) — Mexican actress Kate del Castillo said Monday that her involvement in actor Sean Penn's interview with drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has cost her acting jobs and a "macho" Mexican government is persecuting her only because she's a woman.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Madonna kissed Ariana Grande, repeatedly criticized President elect Donald Trump and said she was ashamed to be an American in a magnetic performance in Miami on Friday night where she raised more than $7.5 million for the African nation of Malawi.
NEW YORK (AP) — The night Mandy Gonzalez made her triumphant debut in "Hamilton" on Broadway, there was a special guest in the audience cheering her on: a Jedi Master, in fact.
Mark Hamill came backstage afterward and took photos with the cast of the hit show. Gonzalez's husband was there, too, and she jokes that he was as excited for her that night as he was to meet Luke Skywalker.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Actor Jamie Foxx has met with President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.
Foxx, who won the Oscar Award for "Ray" in 2004, visited Maduro in the presidential palace in Caracas. State media said Foxx was there to support the country's socialist revolution and attend the signing of an agreement between Venezuela and its allies for the construction of houses for the poor.