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‘Game of Thrones’ earns a record-breaking 32 Emmy Award nods

July 19, 2019

By Lynn Elber associated press LOS ANGELES — HBO’s “Game of Thrones” slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television heap. The bloodthirsty saga’s total eclipsed…

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Meek Mill seeks new trial, judge after decade-long probation

July 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Meek Mill (Photo: Shutterstock) By Maryclaire Dale associated press Lawyers for Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill will ask an appeals court Tuesday to overturn a 2008 drug and gun conviction that’s kept the Philadelphia rapper on probation for a decade. The city judge who oversees the case and sent him to prison in 2017 on…

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Janet, Chris Brown, 50 Cent to perform at Saudi concert

July 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, and 50 Cent (Photos: shutterstock) By Mesfin Fekadu NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Future and Tyga have been added to the lineup for the Jeddah World Fest, the concert in Saudi Arabia that Nicki Minaj pulled out of because of human rights concerns. The…

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Johnny Clegg, anti-apartheid musician in South Africa, dies

July 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Johnny Clegg By Cara Anna and Christopher Torchia JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Johnny Clegg, a South African musician who performed in defiance of racial barriers imposed under the country’s apartheid system decades ago and celebrated its new democracy under Nelson Mandela, died Tuesday. He was 66 and had pancreatic cancer. The Grammy-nominated and British-born…

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The Latest: ‘When They See Us’ star wept at Emmy nomination

July 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Jharrel Jerome  (Photo: Jamie Lamor Thompson / shutterstock) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Emmy nominations (all times local): Actor Jharrel Jerome of “When They See Us” says he cried so much when he learned of his Emmy nomination that you would have thought he had lost a family member. Jerome…

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Feds bring new sex-crime charges against singer R. Kelly

July 19, 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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Disney Wants Your Money

July 19, 2019

Thanks to ‘The Lion King’ — which hits theaters this weekend — and  ‘Spider Man: Far From Home,’ which has been breaking box office records for a few weeks now, folks at the Walt Disney Company will have no trouble keeping the lights on this summer… By Denise Clay As someone who watches the Hollywood…

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Freeform supports Halle Bailey’s Ariel casting amid backlash

July 11, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Halle Bailey ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES— A Disney-owned cable network has taken aim at critics who disagreed with the decision to cast Halle Bailey as Ariel in the upcoming adaption of “The Little Mermaid.” Freeform posted an open letter on Sunday in support of Bailey after some on social media used the hashtag…

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