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Three handwritten wills found in Aretha Franklin’s home

May 24, 2019

By Ed White ASSOCIATED PRESS PONTIAC, Mich. — Three handwritten wills have been found in the suburban Detroit home of Aretha Franklin, months after the death of the “Queen of Soul,” including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room, a lawyer said Monday. The latest one is dated March 2014 and appears…

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Business manager sentenced for defrauding Ne-Yo, McKnight

May 24, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Brian McKnight and Ne-Yo ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWARK, N.J. — A New Jersey man who served as business manager for Ne-Yo has been sentenced in Ohio to more than seven years in prison for defrauding the R&B singer in a sports beverage scheme. Kevin Foster was convicted last year on 16 counts including wire…

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Charles ‘Chuck’ Barksdale of The Dells dies at 84

May 24, 2019

EURWEB.COM Charles “Chuck” Barksdale, the famed bass singer of the legendary ensemble has passed away. He was 84. Marshall Thompson of the Chi-Lites, another legendary Chicago group, told the Chicago Sun-Times that Barksdale, who had been in failing health for quite some time, died Wednesday morning, May 15, 2019. “All the 1970s bass singers learned…

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Arnold Schwarzenegger assaulted during event in South Africa

May 24, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Arnold Schwarzenegger  (Photo: By Frederic Legrand – COMEO / shutterstock) ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG  — Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was assaulted during a public appearance in South Africa on Saturday, but the 71-year-old quickly recovered and said, “I’m just glad the idiot didn’t interrupt my Snapchat.” Video shows the former California governor standing and filming…

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After 7 singer Melvin Edmonds, brother of Babyface, dead at 65

May 24, 2019

By Michelle Ewing Cox Media Group National Content Desk  INDIANAPOLIS — After 7 singer Melvin Edmonds, brother of popular R&B vocalist and producer Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, died Saturday at age 65. Edmonds’ death came after a brief illness, one of his sons confirmed to the Indianapolis Star. No further details were immediately available. Melvin; his…

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The 4th Annual Philadelphia Independent Film Awards

May 23, 2019

By Kharisma McIlwaine On Sunday, May 19, the 4th Annual Philadelphia Independent Film Awards were held at the Philadelphia International House. Founded by Floyd Marshall Jr., The Philadelphia Independent Film Awards were created to highlight independent filmmakers, giving them a platform to shine. Floyd Marshall’s team is small but mighty, with Angelique Marshall serving as…

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The-Pieces-I-Am

May 23, 2019

An intimate look at the award-winning writer, opening Friday, June 28 at the Ritz 5 “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize winner. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to 70s-era book tours with…

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Peggy Lipton, ‘Mod Squad’ and ‘Twin Peaks’ star, dies at 72

May 17, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Peggy Lipton and daughter Rashida Jones at the 35th Annual Gracie Awards Gala, Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA May 2010. (Photo: Shutterstock) ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES  — Peggy Lipton, a star of the groundbreaking late 1960s TV show “The Mod Squad” and the 1990s show “Twin Peaks,” died of cancer last Saturday. She…

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Ex-Fugees rapper charged in campaign finance conspiracy case

May 17, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Pras formerly of the Fugees attends the Roc Nation Sports Celebration at the 40/40 Club on February 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo: Shutterstock) By Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — One of the founding members of the 1990s hip-hop group the Fugees has been charged in a campaign…

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