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Prodigy of influential rap group Mobb Deep dies at 42

June 21, 2017

Prodigy, one half of influential New York rap duo Mobb Deep, has died. He was 42. The rapper was hospitalized in Las Vegas last week “for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis,” his publicist said in a statement Tuesday. Prodigy had battled sickle cell his entire life. The exact cause of death was…

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Despite delays, timing just right for Tupac biopic star

June 15, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Demetrius Shipp Jr. By Ryan Pearson associated press Demetrius Shipp Jr. never acted before playing Tupac Shakur in “All Eyez on Me.” But his connections to the rapper, and to acting, go back to his childhood. Shipp’s uncanny resemblance to Shakur inspired his friends to call him “Pac” in high school. And even…

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An “All Eyez On Me” sneak peek

June 15, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Demetrius Shipp Jr. stars in “All Eyez On Me.”   By Kharisma McIlwaine Wizard World Comic Con took over The Pennsylvania Convention Center last weekend for several days of fun. The Convention Center and a large section of Arch Street were littered with people dressed in their finest Cosplay attire, superhero t-shirts, and bags…

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Bill Cosby jury deadlocked, ordered to keep deliberating by judge

June 15, 2017

Yahoo/Good Morning America The jury for Bill Cosby’s criminal trial is deadlocked on a verdict and has been ordered by the judge to continue deliberations. The jurors have so far deliberated for more than 30 hours over four days. The comedian is accused of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. Cosby has been charged with…

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Adam West, the original TV Batman, dies at 88

June 11, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Batman” only aired for three seasons in the 1960s, but Adam West would remain associated with the role forever. “You get terrible typecast playing a character like that,” West told The Associated Press in a 2014 interview. “But in the overall, I’m delighted because my character became iconic and has opened…

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Blue Cross Riverrink Summerfest announces the debut of ‘The Midway’

June 9, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest opens May 27th! Skate, eat, and play on the Delaware River Waterfront.  (Credit: Guy Ginn) Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest to open new section “The Midway,” an exciting expansion of Philadelphia’s Urban Boardwalk which will feature rides and boardwalk-style games. Philadelphia’s only outdoor roller skating rink is back this summer…

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Prodigy of influential rap group Mobb Deep dies at 42

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Prodigy, one half of influential New York rap duo Mobb Deep, has died. He was 42. The...

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