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Paris Jackson says paparazzi caused her long-term trauma

June 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Paris Jackson arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Feb. 24, 2019. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) By Mark Kennedy ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Paris Jackson, stopping by “Red Table Talk” for a frank discussion about living under the media glare, reveals she suffers long-term anxiety and trauma from…

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Ned Beatty, titanic character actor of ‘Network,’ dies at 83

June 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Ned Beatty poses at New York’s Music Box Theatre where he plays the role of Big Daddy in a new production of Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role, as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972’s “Deliverance,” launched him on…

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Review: A star-studded retirement home in ‘Queen Bees’

June 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A scene from “Queen Bees.” (Gravitas Ventures via AP) By Lindsey Bahr ASSOCIATED PRESS There are two genres I tend to approach with extra caution: Slashers and retirement home comedies. Both have found me covering my eyes for not entirely unrelated reasons. Yes, the dismembering is more metaphorical in the latter, but sometimes…

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‘The Night Watchman,’ Malcolm X biography win arts Pulitzers

June 18, 2021

By Hillel Italie and Mark Kennedy ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Stories of race, racism and colonialism in the U.S. swept the Pulitzer Prizes for the arts, from Louise Erdrich’s novel “The Night Watchman” to a Malcolm X biography co-written by the late Les Payne to Katori Hall’s play “The Hot Wing King.” The awards…

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Clarence Williams III, ‘The Mod Squad’s’ Linc, dies at 81

June 11, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Clarence Williams III at “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” Los Angeles Premiere, Regal Cinemas, Los Angeles, CA 08-12-13 . Williams died Friday at his home in Los Angeles after a battle with colon cancer. He was 81. Photo: Shutterstock By Lindsey Bahr  associated press Clarence Williams III, who played the cool undercover cop Linc…

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Chloe x Halle, H.E.R part of Apple Music Juneteenth playlist

June 11, 2021

ABOVE PHOTOS: In this combination photo, Black Thought attends the 3rd Annual Diamond Ball on Sept. 14, 2017, in New York, from left, Halle Bailey and her sister Chloe Bailey, of Chloe X Halle, pose for a portrait in their backyard in Los Angeles on May 28, 2020, and H.E.R. arrives at the 63rd annual…

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Meghan and Harry welcome second child, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana

June 11, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Duke Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex Meghan. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool Photo via AP) By Lindsey Bahr and Jonathan Landrum associated press Prince Harry and Meghan may have stepped away from their royal duties — but family appeared to be top of mind in naming their second child, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, who was…

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Column: ‘The Kings’ relives a magical era in boxing

June 11, 2021

By Tim Dahlberg associated press The Superdome in New Orleans was packed, and the buzz carried across the nation. The 1980s were dawning and Sugar Ray Leonard had some unfinished business to resolve with Roberto Duran, who had beaten him in a brutal fight months earlier. As the fighters waited in the ring, Ray Charles…

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‘In The Heights’: A Review

June 11, 2021

By Kharisma McIlwaine So much of who we are is tied to our culture and heritage. The film, “In the Heights,” based on the Broadway musical of the same name, is a prime example of the way culture impacts the way we move through life.  Before the success of “Hamilton,” Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning…

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Your guide to Juneteenth Celebrations in Greater Philadelphia for 2021

June 11, 2021

VISITPHILLY.COM Travel Responsibly: As the region recovers from COVID-19, safety guidelines have evolved at attractions, restaurants, shops and hotels. Mask-wearing and advance tickets or reservations remain recommended or necessary at many spots. Your best bet: Check online or call ahead. Philly offers many ways to celebrate Juneteenth, the annual commemoration of the end of slavery…

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