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Trial set to start on charges Smollett faked racist attack

December 2, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Jussie Smollett at the Los Angeles special screening of ‘Alien: Covenant’ held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, USA on May 17, 2017. By Don Babwin ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO — A popular actor steps out onto the street and is brutally reminded that, despite his fame and wealth, places still exist…

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Loyalty to family — instead of CNN — puts Cuomo at risk

December 2, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, appears during a news conference about the COVID-19 vaccine at the State Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Dec. 3, 2020, left, and CNN anchor Chris Cuomo attends the 12th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute in 2018.  (Mike Groll/Office of Governor of Andrew M. Cuomo via AP,…

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Jacqueline Avant, wife of music legend, killed in shooting

December 2, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Jacqueline Avant and Clarence Avant attend the world premiere of “The Black Godfather,” at Paramount Studios on Monday, June 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP) By Chris Pizzello, Stephanie Dazio and Andrew Dalton ASSOCIATED PRESS BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.  — Jacqueline Avant, a Los Angeles philanthropist and the wife of…

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Jacqueline Avant, wife of music legend Clarence Avant, killed in home invasion

December 1, 2021

By CHRIS PIZZELLO, ANDREW DALTON and STEFANIE DAZIO BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jacqueline Avant, a Los Angeles philanthropist and the wife of music legend Clarence Avant, was fatally shot in Beverly Hills, California, early Wednesday, according to authorities and a Netflix spokeswoman. Netflix spokeswoman Emily Feingold confirmed that Jacqueline Avant was killed in the…

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Families turn down Travis Scott offer to pay for funerals

December 1, 2021

By JUAN A. LOZANO HOUSTON (AP) — Several families of the 10 people who died from injuries in a massive crowd surge at the Astroworld festival have turned down an offer by headliner Travis Scott to pay for their loved ones’ funeral costs. Attorneys for the families of four of the victims said Tuesday that they received…

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Lawyer: Jussie Smollett ‘a real victim’ of attack in Chicago

November 29, 2021

By DON BABWIN and SARA BURNETT CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett “is a real victim” of a “real crime,” his attorney said in opening statements at the ex-“Empire” actor’s trial Monday, rejecting prosecutors’ allegation that he staged a homophobic and racist attack in Chicago after the television studio where he worked didn’t take hate mail he had…

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NAACP Image Awards to be held with live audience in February

November 25, 2021

ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — The 53rd NAACP Image Awards will be held in-person Feb. 26 in Los Angeles with a live audience, the group announced last Thursday. The ceremony starts at 8 p.m. Eastern and will be broadcast live on BET. Nominees for the awards that honor entertainers and writers of color will be…

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Hitmakers BTS stamp their authority on American Music Awards

November 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: BTS arrives at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) By Mark Kennedy ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — South Korean superstars BTS were crowned artist of the year at the American Music Awards on Sunday, brushing aside challenges from Taylor Swift,…

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