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9:37 PM / Sunday October 13, 2019

Entertainment

Bandwagon builds for LGBTQ diversity on children’s TV

August 2, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: The Bravest Knight By Leanne Italie associated press NEW YORK — Wilson Cruz, a co-star in the new Hulu animated children’s series “The Bravest Knight,” describes the show’s dad couple this way: “We’re not explaining homosexuality, or same-gender sexuality. We’re talking about the love of a family.” His words and those of his…

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Rapper A$AP Rocky to be freed from jail as judges mulls case

August 2, 2019

JARI TANNER and DOROTHEE THIESING STOCKHOLM (AP) — Rapper A$AP Rocky and two other U.S. suspects will be freed from jail until Aug. 14, when judges are expected to announce a verdict in the assault case against them, a Swedish court announced Friday. It wasn’t immediately clear from the decision by the Stockholm District Court…

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R. Kelly pleads not guilty to sexually abusing women, girls

August 2, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: R&B singer R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for an arraignment on sex-related felonies in Chicago. Lawyers for Kelly are asking a judge in Chicago to fine and jail his ex-wife for breaking a confidentiality clause in their divorce agreement. Kelly’s attorney Steve Greenberg said in a Tuesday, July…

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ has passed ‘Avatar’ as biggest film ever

July 26, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The global box office has a new king in “Avengers: Endgame.” The superhero extravaganza this weekend usurped “Avatar” to become the highest-grossing film of all time, with an estimated $2.79 billion in worldwide grosses in just 13 weeks. “Avatar” held onto the record for a decade at $2.789 billion. The title…

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Swedish investigation ends of man in fight with A$AP Rocky

July 26, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: A$AP Rocky (Photo: Shutterstock) STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors have dropped their investigation of a man they say was involved in a fight with American rapper A$AP Rocky. Magnus Stromberg represents the alleged victim and said Monday they are happy but not surprised by the decision. Rocky, a platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated artist whose real…

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Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies; hit by car in Virginia

July 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Pernell Whitaker By Tim Dahlberg ASSOCIATED PRESS Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four-division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach said the former fighter was hit by a car…

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