Report: Driver recklessness caused crash injuring
Kevin Hart LOS ANGELES | A man driving Kevin Hart’s vintage muscle car accelerated recklessly on a Southern California highway, causing the accident that left the comedian, driver and another passenger seriously injured, investigators said in a report released Thursday.
Jared Black was turning on to Mulholland Highway near Malibu early on Sept. 1 when he accelerated and lost control while driving the comic actor’s 1970 Plymouth Barracuda with Hart and Black’s fiancee, Rebecca Broxterman, as passengers, the report from the California Highway Patrol said.
The car then careened down an embankment and slammed into a tree, the report said. Evidence from an examination of the Plymouth suggested no one had been wearing seatbelts.
“I have nothing but love for Jared and wish him and Rebecca a speedy recovery,” Hart said in a statement released through his attorney later Thursday.
Shepard Smith leaves Fox
News Channel NEW YORK | Shepard Smith, whose newscast on FOX News Channel seemed increasingly an outlier on a network dominated by supporters of President Trump, abruptly quit after working at Fox since it started in 1996.
Smith said at the end of his daily newscast on Friday that he had asked the network to let him out of his contract and it had agreed.
George Clooney calls Trump’s quip on Kurds ‘pretty shocking’
HELSINKI | George Clooney said on Thursday he was appalled U.S. President Donald Trump partly justified the decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria by stating Kurds “didn’t help us with Normandy” during World War II.
The politically active Hollywood actor, director and producer told a business seminar in Finland’s capital that he found Trump’s words from a day earlier “a pretty shocking statement.”
Jane Fonda arrested protesting climate change in Washington
NEW YORK | Jane Fonda was arrested at the U.S. Capitol on Friday while peacefully protesting climate change.
The actress and activist was handcuffed on the east side steps and escorted into a police vehicle. Video of the arrest circulated online.
Fonda was one of 16 people arrested for unlawfully protesting and was charged with “crowding, obstructing or incommoding.” She was released hours later.
On Thursday, the actress vowed to join Friday protests at the Capitol “inspired and emboldened by the incredible movement our youth have created.”
Ira Arlook, of the group Fire Drill Fridays, confirmed that Fonda was arrested at the inaugural demonstration Friday.
Before her arrest, Fonda in a speech called climate change “a collective crisis that demands collective action now.”