TV-Transparent

The character of actor Jeffrey Tambor, shown here in May 2016, will be killed off in the musical finale on the web TV series ‘Transparent.’

Tambor’s character to be killed off in ‘Transparent’ finale

LOS ANGELES | There will be a death in the family when Jeffrey Tambor’s character is killed off in the musical finale of the series “Transparent.”

Tambor played the lead, Maura, a late-in-life transgender parent, until he was fired last year following allegations of sexual misconduct. Tambor has denied the allegations.

The finale will begin with Maura’s death, and the episode will focus on how her family deals with it.

Prince Harry, Meghan aim to keep baby arrival

plans private

LONDON | Prince Harry and his pregnant wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, say they have decided to keep plans around their first baby’s arrival private.

Kensington Palace officials said in a statement Thursday that Harry and Meghan “look forward” to sharing the news of their baby’s birth once they have had a chance to celebrate privately as a new family.

The decision means that Harry and Meghan are not likely to pose for the world’s photographers and TV crews on the hospital steps with their newborn, a break from the royal tradition followed by Prince William and his wife, Kate, the duchess of Cambridge, when she gave birth to their three children.

Geoffrey Rush wins case against Sydney newspaper publisher

CANBERRA, Australia | Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush won his defamation case on Thursday against a Sydney newspaper publisher and journalist over reports he had been accused of inappropriate behavior toward an actress.

The 67-year-old Australian had sued The Daily Telegraph’s publisher and journalist Jonathon Moran over two stories and a poster published in late 2017.

Australian Federal Court Justice Michael Wigney ruled that Rush had been defamed. Wigney awarded an initial payment of 850,000 Australian dollars ($610,000) in damages, but lawyers will return to court on May 10 when the judge determines damages for economic loss and costs.

Mariah Carey

to receive Icon Award at Billboard Music Awards

NEW YORK | No artist has more No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart than Mariah Carey, so it’s only fitting that the singer will receive the Icon Award at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.

NBC and Dick Clark Productions announced Thursday that the Grammy-winning superstar also will perform at the May 1 event in Las Vegas.

Kelly Clarkson will host the awards, and Panic at the Disco, Sam Smith and Normani will perform. Cardi B is the leader with 21 nominations.