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IL lawmaker files JUSSIE Act after charges against Smollett dropped

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Chicago city officials have ordered Jussie Smollett to pay $130,000 to cover the cost of the investigation into his alleged attack. A Chicago Police Department spokesperson confirmed the police department has not been contacted by the FBI regarding any new federal review of Jussie Smollett's actions, nor the actions of local prosecutors. Read More »

Backlash, questions follow dismissal of Jussie Smollett case

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But the star was written out of the last two episodes of the most recent season of " Empire " - a musical soap opera set in NY but filmed in Chicago - amid uproar over the accusations against him. He called it "a whitewash". Kevin Graham, president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, said the demand is based on news reports about text messages between Foxx and an attorney about, according to him, "diverting the case from Chicago police department to a federal investigation". Read More »

Miley Cyrus Dons Hannah Montana Look, Video Post Sparks Comeback Tour Speculation

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To complete her look, she added blonde bangs as well as hair extensions. "She was getting a lot of press this week". In the video, she also happens to be sporting a distinctly Hannah-esque hair-do. In order to celebrate it, the 26-year-old singer took to Twitter to share a photograph of her younger self, noting the significant date for the hit series. Read More »

Dutch art detective recovers Picasso painting 20 years after it was stolen

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Brand says the portrait circulated in the Dutch criminal underworld for years after its theft in 1999 - he told AFP, it was "often used as collateral, popping up in a drug deal here, four years later in an arms deal there". Last year, Brand also made headlines for recovering a 1,600-year-old Byzantine mosaic of Saint Mark after it was stolen from a Cyprus church in 1974. Read More »

Nicolas Cage files for annulment four days after Vegas wedding

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A rep for Cage did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment. This was Cage's fourth marriage. He can be heard muttering before shouting he "isn't doing it" and that "she is going to take all my money". His marriage to waitress Alice Kim lasted the longest, from 2004 to 2016. Prior to this week's events, Cage's shortest marriage to date was to Lisa Marie Presley , which lasted three months. Read More »

Spotify begins testing new Premium Duo plan

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It makes Spotify the only music streaming service to offer a couple's plan - but it does come with some caveats. That price is roughly equivalent to $14, which might seem a little confusing since that's also close to the price of Spotify's family plan that allows for sharing between up to six people. Read More »

Angelina Jolie In Talks To Join Marvel Studio's The Eternals

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The Wrap suggested the central character of The Eternals film - whom Jolie is presumably playing - is called Sersi, one of a group of near-immortal humans given superpowers by aliens. Thanos is actually an Eternal who also has a Deviant gene (a monstrous race created by the Celestials), which is why Thanos looks the way he does. He would take some of those ideas to Marvel and come up with The Eternals , and while the series was initially short-lived, it would get picked up again years ... Read More »

Woman Busted After Barging Into Justin Bieber’s Hotel Room

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The Laguna Beach Police Department confirmed the incident to E! Why would I dedicate my whole life to someone in marriage to get back at my ex, anyone who believes this is mean spirited or 10 years old or younger because a logical person doesn't talk or think this way. Read More »

Arjun Kapoor is smitten by Malaika Arora's beach holiday picture

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Earlier when Malaika was asked about the impending rumours about her wedding, the actress had brushed off the news saying it's all "media made".On the other hand, Arjun had said he will talk about it when the time will come. "Our well-placed source spills the beans that Malaika will walk down the aisle on April 19". Also, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone might be seen making their presence felt. Read More »

Diana Ross tears up at 75th birthday thanks to Beyoncé

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Wearing her hair down in a long braided ponytail, Beyonce beamed as she took the mic and belted out the iconic tune, adding her sultry vocal style that really brought the celebratory song to life. Despite some Internet critics accusing the star of cultural appropriation by wearing the blonde afro to Ross' celebration, Kardashian, 34, loves her look so much that she chose to wear it one more day. Read More »

Piers Morgan's Savage Open Letter to Jussie Smollett

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As rolling out previously reported , Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson railed against Smollett in a live press conference and claimed that the actor mailed the threatening letter to himself in order to generate sympathy, raise his star profile and procure a higher salary. Read More »

Jussie Smollett’s lawyer: Brothers lied about staging attack

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Glandian may wish to brush the Smollett hate hoax under the rug, but Chicago police and the American people will not quickly forget. She admits she is delighted charges against Jussie Smollett have been dropped . Meanwhile Smollett's future in the hip hop series " Empire ", which follows the story of a family in the recording industry, appears unclear . He claimed they shouted, " This is MAGA country " - a reference to President Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan. Read More »

High School Students Performs ‘Alien’ The Play and The Set Looks Amazing

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Unlike most high school plays however, this one is not "The Crucible" or " Macbeth ". The students at North Bergen High School in Hudson County, New Jersey, this week adapted sci-fi classic Alien for their spring play. Not only did they create a cool trailer for the play (which you can check out above), but the performance features both an impressive student-made Xenomorph and incredible Facehugger that will straight up have you wondering why this isn't already on Broadway. Read More »

Khloe Kardashian sends ‘box of clothes’ to fan who couldn’t afford jeans

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Before the emotional promo concludes, Khloé is shown FaceTiming someone beside her bestie Malika Haqq , and yelling, "Liar" at the phone. "I'm so happy you enjoy them", which many Twitter uses felt was insensitive and tone deaf. That's not all, though. Kardashian's rep refused to comment to People on the situation. Obviously, she's referring to Scott Disick , who she was with for nearly ten years. Read More »

Kamala Harris now 'completely confused' by Jussie Smollett case

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The " Empire " star asked cops to separate him from his fellow inmates following his arrest for allegedly staging a hate-crime attack with himself as the victim, according to official documents released Wednesday. CPD interviewed the Osundairo brothers several times, connecting the pair to the scene of the crime through a hot sauce bottle that one brother admitted he had filled with bleach, and then poured on Smollett during the attack. Read More »

Trump says investigation abused him, led to 'evil things'

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Earlier this month, the US House of Representatives voted 420-0 in favor of making the report public. On Monday, after a series of evening strategy meetings, Democrats vowed to continue their multiple investigations into Trump, perhaps with shifted focus. Read More »

AR Rahman composes anthem for Avengers

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The anthem will be released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. The song will be released on April 1. Marvel's much anticipated upcoming film ' Avengers: Endgame' is going to be all the more special for the Indian marvelites out there, as the film will feature an all-new song composed by Indian music maestro AR Rahman . Read More »

4 burning questions we have about Apple TV+

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The credit card is created to be used through Apple Pay , with Apple software helping customers track their spending and payment habits. "We don't allow advertisers to track you, so what you read on Apple News will not follow you across the Web", said Roger Rosner, Apple's vice president of applications. Read More »

Jay-Z Celebrates Jordan Peele's 'Us' Movie's Box Office Success

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With this number, it topped all over the films out this weekend, naturally, but also broke box office records for horror films and live-action films in general, almost matching Avatar's $77 million opening weekend in 2009. With Brie Larson starring as a former fighter pilot with superpowers, the film has taken in a combined $910 million at home and overseas. The conclusion to the " Dragon " trilogy pocketed $6.5 million in its fifth weekend in theaters, bringing its domestic total to $145 ... Read More »

Dora The Explorer Heads to High School In New Live Action Trailer

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Dora the Explorer has been around for generations and is a widely popular Nickelodeon children's cartoon which encourages children and adults alike to learn Spanish. "Can't wait to scream "Swiper no swiping!" in the middle of the cinema ..." writes another. Featured on Top 10 US Latin charts in 2018 for her collaboration single "My Only One", the 17-year-old also wrote the song "I'll Stay", for the 2018 film Instant Family . Read More »

Apple announces streaming service and increased news curation plans

For now, all there is to judge of the shows are the names involved with them, which are uniformly A-list in keeping with Apple's obsession with the highest quality, but therefore also highly predictable. The company also said it is launching a credit card called Apple Card . Fair enough, but consumers crave sense-especially when they are trying to save money by cutting cable television out of their lives, and now are being asked to subscribe to one more thing, without being told the cost. Read More »

Apple reveals its new streaming service, Apple TV+

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The company already counts more than 360m subscribers to its various services - including iTunes, Apple Music, iCloud, the App store and Apple Pay - accounting for $10.9bn last quarter, though that figure includes users who subscribe to third-party apps or services using Apple's payment systems. Read More »

WWE announces the WrestleMania show closing match

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The triple-threat Raw Women's Championship match between Ronda Rousey , Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair will be the first women's WrestleMania main event. But over the last twelve months, Lynch has become a sensation within the wrestling community, not only being named Wrestler of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 2018 but also winning the Women's Royal Rumble at the beginning of this year. Read More »

Apple Could Reportedly Discuss Its Rumoured 'Netflix For Gaming' At Monday Event

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The app features the latest issues and featured content, including live covers that animate like a video rather than a static image, which will certainly catch your eye. However, Netflix shows and films do not form part of Apple TV . It's also still not entirely certain which premium channels will be participating - Apple has been said to have been in talks with HBO until the eleventh hour, and we know for sure that Netflix and Hulu won't be on board (although that should come as a surprise ... Read More »

Singer-songwriter Scott Walker dies, age 76

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Walker had been most active in the 1960s, but continued to release new music until his death. At this stage, the cause of death has not been revealed. In 1984, Walker made a return to solo recording with Climate of Hunter , a pronouncedly avant-garde album which followed in the vein of the work he had done on the Walker Brothers tracks "Shut Out" and "The Electrician" and set the template for the rest of his career. Read More »

Reaction to Mueller Report Latest

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Rudy Giuliani wants apologies and he wants them now: From legislators to former Central Intelligence Agency chiefs, Trump's personal attorney is demanding apologies from all manner of people who said there was evidence of Russian collusion. Read More »

'Us' Had the Biggest Opening Ever for An Original Horror Movie

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Director Jordan Peele (L), and actors Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke , seen at the March 19, 2019 NY premiere of "Us", helped propel the horror film to the top of the North American box office. Other holdovers the animated amusement Wonder Park and the cystic fibrosis teen romance Five Feet Apart trailed in third and fourth with about $9 million each in their second week. Read More »