ShowBiz Minute: DMX, Myanmar, Weinstein

Prayer vigil held outside NY hospital for rapper DMX; Myanmar junta charges celebrities with promoting protests; Harvey Weinstein appeals conviction, blames "cavalier" judge. (6 April)

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HILARY FOX: "AP ShowBiz Minute." Supporters joined the family of rapper DMX outside White Plains Hospital, where he remains on life support. Fans have been praying and chanting his name after the Grammy-nominated star was admitted following a heart attack.

Myanmar's ruling junta has stepped up its campaign against celebrities who support protests against its seizure of power, publishing illustrated wanted lists in the state press. Some 60 actors, musicians, and social media influencers have been charged with spreading news to affect state stability and could face up to three years in prison.

Harvey Weinstein's lawyers are demanding a new trial more than a year after his rape conviction. They argued that the landmark MeToo prosecution that put him behind bars was buoyed by improper rulings from a judge who was cavalier in protecting Weinstein's right to a fair trial. This is Hilary Fox with "AP ShowBiz Minute."