This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 17 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Siebel Newsom, a documentary filmmaker and the wife of California Gov. Gavin Newsom, faced cross-examination from one of Harvey Weinstein 's attorneys Tuesday about why her description of a 2005 encounter during which she says the filmmaker raped her has expanded since she first spoke with prosecutors. The testimony came three weeks into the Los Angeles rape and sexual assault trial of Weinstein, and on the same day that the judge dismissed four of the 11 counts against him at the request of prosecutors. Weinstein lawyer Mark Werksman pressed Siebel Newsom about what she said were frequent nightmares she'd been having about the encounter with Weinstein in a Beverly Hills hotel suite. “Have you had a difficult time actually discerning what happened in a nightmare and … [Read more...] about Weinstein attorney cross-examines accuser Siebel-Newsom
The most important U2 almost-breakup story takes place in Berlin. It's October 1990 and they've gathered at Hansa Studios, a short walk from where the Wall is being dismantled a little bit more every day. Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. have left Dublin to try to become U2 again. Or try not to become U2 again. Nobody can seem to agree. Is this a dance record? Industrial rock? And where is that majestic and moody material that made them a household name with "The Joshua Tree"? Only three years earlier that LP sold millions, landed the band on the cover of Rolling Stone, scored a Grammy for album of the year and immediately became one of the definitive rock albums of its time. Hansa is where David Bowie recorded "Heroes" with Brian Eno, the art rock visionary who is now U2's producer. The Edge is working on a demo called "Sick Puppy." It's promising, but still just a meandering jam. Mullen has some questions about what exactly the band is trying to accomplish. … [Read more...] about U2 has stayed together since 1976. It hasn’t always been easy.