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The actor says this is no prank, unless his wife is kidding

02/25/2014 3:09 pm1 comment
Jimmy Kimmel, wife Molly are expecting


Photo by Gary McCarthy

By Breeanna Hare CNN   (CNN) — We’re a little suspicious of Jimmy Kimmel now thanks to his numerous hoaxes, but he wouldn’t joke about a baby, right? On a pre-taped episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” ABC’s host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” revealed that he and his wife of [...]

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Alec Baldwin says goodbye to ‘public life’

02/24/2014 4:17 pm1 comment
Alec Baldwin on Red Carpet at SAG Awards

  By Breeanna Hare CNN   (CNN) — Alec Baldwin is still an actor. He’s just no longer in show business. As his one-time “Orphans” co-star, Shia LaBeouf, did last winter, Baldwin has given a public statement that he’s ready to retire from public life. He does so in an [...]

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NAACP Image Awards more like a steady stream

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Photo by Marty Cotwright

Lupita Nyong'o, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (12 Years A Slave.)

A landmark year for Black filmmaking meant that it was a tight race for the 45th annual NAACP Image Awards. Saturday night’s broadcast felt of acknowledgements across the board instead of the predicted clean sweep. But at the end of the day Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” would be [...]

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Nicki Minaj sued for $30 million by ‘wig guru’

02/21/2014 3:22 pm1 comment
Nicki Minaj sued for $30 million by ‘wig guru’

  By Lisa Respers France CNN   (CNN) — A hair stylist is accusing former “American Idol” judge and rapper Nicki Minaj of wigging out on a deal. Terrence Davidson filed suit Friday in district court in Atlanta alleging that the star not only stole his wig designs, but also [...]

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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs may appear on a U.S. postage stamp in 2015

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Steve Jobs

    By Brandon Griggs CNN   (CNN) — The likeness of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs may appear on a commemorative in 2015, only four years after his death. Jobs’ name appeared on a list of approved postage-stamp subjects obtained by The Washington Post. Other notable Americans expected to appear [...]

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Sheriff Graduation

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Photos by Gary McCarthy

Interim Los Angeles County Sheriff John Scott
will preside over a graduation ceremony for 48 members of the Sheriff's
Academy.

  LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Interim Los Angeles County Sheriff John Scott presided today over a graduation ceremony for 48 members of the sheriff’s academy. Scott, who was joined by Professor Patrick Hauser of East Los Angeles College, passed out diplomas to the members of Academy Class 397 in Monterey [...]

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Andrew Greene’s lawsuit seeks more than $25 million damages from filmmakers

02/19/2014 2:04 pm0 comments
'Wof of Wall Street'

  By Alan Duke CNN   (CNN) — A lawyer who says he was defamed by his portrayal in “The Wolf of Wall Street” is demanding the Oscar-nominated film be removed from theaters. Andrew Greene’s lawsuit is also asking for “in excess of” $25 million in damages from the filmmakers, [...]

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UCLA study finds fault with entertainment diversity

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    Independent Staff Report When it comes to influential positions in the entertainment industry, minorities and women are represented at rates far below what would be expected given their percentage of the general population, according to a new study done at UCLA’s Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American [...]

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Rihanna backs gay rights in Russia

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Rihanna

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  By Faith Karimi and Neda Farshbaf CNN Pop star Rihanna is adding major star power to the campaign for gay rights in Russia. The singer behind hits such as “Disturbia” and “SOS” tweeted a photo of herself wearing a hat emblazoned with P6, short for Principle 6. The campaign [...]

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Crossing guard sought at site where pedestrian was killed

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  From City News Service HOLLYWOOD — Traffic officers were out in force Feb. 12 near a middle school campus where a woman was fatally struck by a truck while crossing a street with her 9-year-old daughter. The girl was hospitalized for treatment of minor injuries, according to the Los [...]

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