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Witness testifies R. Kelly paid $200,000 to settle STD suit

September 10, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this courtroom artist’s sketch made from a video screen monitor of a Brooklyn courtroom, defendant R. Kelly, top left, listens as Jerhonda Pace, far left, testifies against the R&B star during the singer’s sex abuse trial, Wednesday Aug. 18, 2021, in New York. (Elizabeth Williams via AP) ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK —…

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Willard Scott, weatherman on NBC’s ‘Today’ show, dies at 87

September 10, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Former “Today” show weatherman Willard Scott attends the “Today” show 60th anniversary celebration at the Edison Ballroom on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Willard Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC’s “Today” show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has…

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Britney Spears’ father files to end court conservatorship

September 8, 2021

By ANDREW DALTON LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears’ father filed Tuesday to end the court conservatorship that has controlled the singer’s life and money for 13 years. James Spears filed his petition to terminate the conservatorship in Los Angeles Superior Court. “As Mr. Spears has said again and again, all he wants is what…

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Review: Cena, Howery make ‘Vacation Friends’ a trip

September 2, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: This image released by Hulu shows Lil Rel Howery, from left, John Cena, Meredith Hagner and Yvonne Orji in a scene from “Vacation Friends.” (Jessica Miglio/20th Century Studios)  By Lindsey Bahr ASSOCIATED PRESS The pandemic has been cruel to more than a few movie genres, but have any been so hampered by the…

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Atlanta Black Pride to go on with coronavirus precautions

September 2, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Christian Goodlette attends the Pure Heat Community Festival, part of Black Gay Pride weekend, at Piedmont Park on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, in Atlanta. Pure Heat Community Festival showcases the different meanings of pride with unity and celebrates a unifying force that provides the resources to promote and accomplish goals in human rights,…

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Actor Ed Asner, TV’s blustery Lou Grant, dies at 91

September 2, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Feb. 8, 2016 file photo, actor Ed Asner arrives at the 15th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Asner will team up with actress Jayne Atkinson to read “The Soap Myth” at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center in honor of Holocaust…

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‘Cinderella’: A review

September 2, 2021

By Kharisma McIlwaine “Cinderella” is a classic fairytale. In the original story, the kind and beautiful Cinderella, loved by animals and humans alike, becomes an orphan after her father dies. As a result, she is left under the care and to the devices of her evil stepmother and rotten stepsisters. We’ve seen the story reimagined…

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Husband of ‘Real Housewives’ star NeNe Leakes dies at 66

September 2, 2021

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gregg Leakes, the husband of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes, has died. He was 66.Family friend and publicist, Ernest Dukes, said Wednesday in a statement that Gregg Leakes died after a “long battle with cancer.” Dukes said he died peacefully in his home while being surrounded by his…

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Jamaican reggae legend Lee “Scratch” Perry dies at 85

August 30, 2021

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jamaican singer and record producer “Lee Scratch” Perry, considered one of reggae’s founding fathers, died on Sunday. He was 85. Perry, whose real name is Rainford Hugh Perry, died at a hospital in Montego Bay, Jamaica, according to a statement issued by Prime Minister Andrew Holness. He noted that…

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