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12:26 PM / Saturday October 23, 2021

Entertainment

Netflix backs Chappelle despite criticism over trans remarks

October 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO:  Dave Chappelle arrives at the 22nd Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Oct. 27, 2019, in Washington, D.C. A top Netflix executive said Dave Chappelle’s special “The Closer” doesn’t cross “the line on hate” and will remain on the streaming service despite fallout over the comedian’s remarks about the trans community….

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Cuba Gooding Jr. faces February trial in NYC groping case

October 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO:  Cuba Gooding Jr. leaves court after a hearing in his sexual misconduct case, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in New York. A judge ordered the courtroom outfitted with Plexiglas and other measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which has delayed the trial indefinitely. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) By Michael R. Sisak ASSOCIATED PRESS…

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Rapper formerly known as Kanye West is now just Ye

October 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO:  Kanye West arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 9, 2020. West’s latest release is “Donda.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — Kanye is now Ye. A Los Angeles judge on Monday approved the request of the rapper, producer and fashion designer to…

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LA County wants Vanessa Bryant to undergo psychiatric exam

October 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO:  Vanessa Bryant speaks during a celebration of life for her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) By Stefanie Dazio ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County is seeking to compel psychiatric evaluations for Kobe Bryant’s widow and others to determine if…

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On with the show

October 21, 2021

As it celebrates its 30th anniversary, the Philadelphia Film Festival will be screening films from around the world. By Denise Clay-Murray On Wednesday night, the 30th Annual Philadelphia Film Festival returned with a slate of programming ranging from coming-of-age films, talk backs and interviews, and the story of the man behind one of the best…

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Africa’s largest film festival kicks off in Burkina Faso through Oct. 23

October 21, 2021

By Sam Mednick OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Africa’s largest film festival kicked off Saturday in Burkina Faso amid both the COVID-19 pandemic and a growing jihadi insurgency in the West African nation that has killed thousands of people and displaced more than 1 million in recent years. Alex Moussa Sawadogo, head of the Pan-African…

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Netflix employee fired in wake of Chappelle special furor

October 16, 2021

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix said Friday that it had fired an employee for disclosing confidential financial information about what it paid for Dave Chappelle’s comedy special “The Closer,” which some condemned as being transphobic. The employee, who wasn’t named, shared “confidential, commercially sensitive information outside the company,” a Netflix statement said. “We understand this…

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New this week: Coldplay, ‘Succession’ and ‘Halloween Kills’

October 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: This combination of photos shows promotional art for “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It,” a documentary premiering on Netflix on Oct. 12, left, “Succession,” a series premiering its third season on Oct. 17, and “Halloween Kills,” a film streaming Oct. 15 on Peacock. (Roadside Attractions/HBO Max/Universal Pictures via…

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Flo Anthony’s latest novel ‘Last Call For A Deadly Diva’ released

October 15, 2021

The fourth novel in Flo Anthony’s “Deadly” Black murder mystery series, “Last Call For A Deadly Diva,” has been released by Wahida Clark Presents. In the novel, after marrying  electronics and racehorse owner Black billionaire Victor Dumas five years ago, Valerie Rollins became an instant widow after her husband succumbed very quickly to a rare…

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