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October is “Spooktacular” on ABC

October 19, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  “black-ish”   October is spooktacular on ABC as the network’s comedies, “The Chew,” “Dancing With the Stars,” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos” all celebrate Halloween. Classic Halloween specials “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” and “Toy Story of Terror” also return for encore performances. “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” The classic animated Halloween-themed…

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South African musician Hugh Masekela battles prostate cancer

October 13, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Hugh Masekela  (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)   associated press JOHANNESBURG — South African musician Hugh Masekela says he is canceling commitments in the near future because he needs all his energy to continue treatment for prostate cancer. The jazz trumpeter said in a statement Saturday that he started treatment in 2008 after doctors…

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Rapper Nelly arrested on rape accusation

October 13, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Nelly  (Photo: Shutterstock)   By Martha Bellisle associated press SEATTLE — Police arrested rapper Nelly early Saturday after a woman said he raped her on his tour bus in a town outside Seattle, an accusation the Grammy winner’s attorney staunchly denied. Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., was arrested about…

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Terry Crews says he was molested by a Hollywood executive

October 13, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Terry Crews (Photo: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock)   Northwest Georgia News Celebretainment In a series of tweets,Terry Crews claims to have been molested by a Hollywood mogul in front of his wife. The 49-year-old actor and former American football player opened up about the alleged incident with an unnamed “high-level Hollywood executive,” saying…

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Dazzling basketball great Connie Hawkins dies at 75

October 13, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Connie Hawkins in 1973, after he was obtained by the Los Angeles Lakers displays his new Laker uniform before start of game with the New York Knicks in Inglewood, Calif. Hawkins died on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at 75.  (AP Photo/Davif Smith)   By Bob Baum Associated Press PHOENIX — Connie Hawkins, basketball’s dazzling…

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TV One announces production of original film “Behind the Movement” — story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

October 13, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Meta Golding as Rosa Parks on the set of the TV One original film “Behind the Movement.”   SILVER SPRING, MD — TV One announced that production is underway in Atlanta for the new film, “Behind the Movement,” starring Meta Golding (“The Hunger Games”), Isaiah Washington (“The 100”), Loretta Devine (“Waiting to Exhale”),…

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Jos N. Banks is the epitome of fierce in “Kinky Boots”

October 13, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Jos N. Banks stars as the fabulous Lola/Simon in the award-winning musical “Kinky Boots”.   By Kharisma McIlwaine “Kinky Boots”, the Tony-award winning Broadway musical, remains a fan favorite for all the right reasons. The show, which is packed with heart, a dynamic soundtrack and out of this world choreography, called the Academy…

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Film producer Harvey Weinstein ousted from Weinstein Co. amid sexual abuse and harrassment allegations

October 9, 2017

By Jake Coyle, Associated Press Harvey Weinstein, the sharp-elbowed movie producer whose combative reign in Hollywood made him an Academy Awards regular, was terminated from The Weinstein Company on Sunday following an expose that detailed decades of sexual abuse allegations made against Weinstein by actresses and employees. In a statement, the company’s board of directors…

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Dance the debt away with SoFi Pop-Up Parties

October 6, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  (Photo courtesy: Kendall Alexander) By Kendall Alexander @SteezieKBreezie No one likes to talk about debt…no one. It gets uncomfortable to think about, let alone discuss. Couple that anxiety with the cost of an education, and the perfect recipe for insomnia is created. No one should have to be punished in this country for…

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