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1:02 AM / Tuesday November 12, 2019

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Toronto Film Fest pays tribute to Streep, Phoenix

September 9, 2019

TORONTO (AP) — In a gala dinner held Monday amid the Toronto International Film Festival’s unspooling premieres, the festival paid tribute to Joaquin Phoenix, Meryl Streep, filmmaker Taika Waititi and cinematographer Roger Deakins. With the city teaming with stars in town for the festival, TIFF this year added a star-studded fundraising dinner that coincided with…

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Valerie Harper broke taboos, stole hearts as TV’s Rhoda

September 6, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Actress Valerie Harper laughs during an interview in New York. Valerie Harper, who scored guffaws and stole hearts as Rhoda Morgenstern on back-to-back hit sitcoms in the 1970s, has died, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. She was 80. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm, File) By Frazier Moore ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — There was never a…

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Ambler native Josh Tower wows as Aaron Burr in ‘Hamilton’

September 6, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Josh Tower stars as Aaron Burr in the national tour of “Hamilton”. By Kharisma McIlwaine The brilliant composer and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda has been adding his unique flair to Broadway for years. Inspired by the 2004 biography “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow, Miranda created his own account of history through hip-hop with “The…

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Tamron Hall’s faith in herself pays off with new show, life

September 6, 2019

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY NEW YORK (AP) — When Tamron Hall decided to leave NBC after the network gave her prime “Today” co-hosting slot to Megyn Kelly, the journalist threw herself a party — a pity party. That included plenty of tears and a bit of feeling sorry for herself— to the point that “my…

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Leslie Jones leaving ‘SNL’ after five seasons

September 2, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” cast member Leslie Jones is leaving the NBC show after five seasons, while Kate McKinnon is sticking around. Jones’ departure was confirmed by a person familiar with the change who spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss Jones’ status with the…

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Comedian Kevin Hart injured in Southern California car crash

September 1, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor-comedian Kevin Hart has been injured in the crash of a vintage muscle car in the hills above Malibu. A California Highway Patrol collision report says the 40-year-old Hart was a passenger in a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that went off Mulholland Highway and rolled down an embankment around 12:45 a.m. Sunday….

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Don’t Look Away

August 30, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: David Oyelowo as Detective Radcliff with niece Ashley, played by Storm Reid. “Don’t Let Go” demands your attention. Otherwise, you’ll be kind of confused. By Denise Clay These days, seeing a person of color make it through to the end of a horror movie or thriller isn’t as much of a rarity as…

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Dave Chappelle hosts concert to honor Ohio shooting victims

August 30, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Dave Chappelle ASSOCIATED PRESS DAYTON, Ohio — Thousands turned out to a benefit hosted by comedian Dave Chappelle that honored victims of a mass shooting in Ohio. The star-studded “Gem City Shine” took place Sunday in Dayton’s Oregon District, the historic neighborhood that was marred by a 32-second rampage that killed nine people…

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Missy Elliott honored at MTV VMAs; Swift wins top prize

August 30, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Missy Elliott poses in the press room with the Video Vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in Newark, N.J. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) By Mesfin Fekadu ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWARK, N.J. — The incomparable career of Missy Elliott, therapper-singer-songwriter-producer-dancer whose music videos have…

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David Oyelowo talks action, time travel and unconventional love stories in his new film ‘Don’t Let Go’

August 30, 2019

By Kharisma McIlwaine David Oyelowo has done incredible character work consistently throughout his career. He wowed audiences as Louis Gaines in “The Butler,” as Peter Snowden in “Nightingale,” and as Dr. Martin Luther King in “Selma.”.In his newest project, “Don’t Let Go,” Oyelowo is branching out as an action star and a producer.  In  the…

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