January 18th, 2019

Entertainment News

Wendy Williams to take health-related break from TV show

By Lynn Elber, The Associated Press on January 18th, 2019

LOS ANGELES – Wendy Williams is taking an extended break from her TV talk show to deal with health issues related to her immune system disorder, her family said Friday. The family wrote in a statement that Williams has suffered complications from Graves’ disease in the past few days. Treatment is necessary and will include ... Read More »

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Dreadlocked Quebec comic pleads for calm after being told his hairstyle is racist

By The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2019

MONTREAL – A Montreal comic who was told he could not perform – or even be in the audience – at a comedy show because his hairstyle was considered racist is pleading for calm from both sides of the debate. Zach Poitras, a white man with dreadlocked hair, received international attention after he was told ... Read More »

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Anthony Rapp hopes he did his part to ‘change the culture’

By John Carucci, The Associated Press on January 18th, 2019

NEW YORK – Actor Anthony Rapp said he came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey because he feared assaults could “keep happening” if he said nothing. The younger actor spoke about the incident on the red carpet for the second season of his streaming series, “Star Trek Discovery” on Thursday in New York. ... Read More »

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How drug-trafficking drama ‘Pure’ was resurrected for a second season

By Bill Brioux, The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2019

WINDSOR, N.S. – It takes faith to make a Canadian TV drama about a Mennonite community coerced into the dirty business of drug trafficking – especially when it appears that all hope is lost. Take “Pure,” described as an Amish “Breaking Bad,” which took years to sell and get into production. It ran one six-episode ... Read More »

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Man exonerated after 45 years sells his prison art to get by

By Ed White, The Associated Press on January 18th, 2019

FERNDALE, Mich. – Richard Phillips said he didn’t mope much during the 45 years he wrongfully spent in prison. He painted watercolours in his cell: warm landscapes, portraits of famous people like Mother Teresa, vases of flowers, a bassist playing jazz. “I didn’t actually think I’d ever be free again. This art is what I ... Read More »

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Britain’s Prince Philip, 97, recovers after Land Rover crash

By Danica Kirka And Gregory Katz, The Associated Press on January 18th, 2019

LONDON – Queen Elizabeth II’s 97-year-old husband Prince Philip was recovering Friday at the royal Sandringham estate after the Land Rover he was driving rolled over on its side in a collision with another vehicle. An alarming photo showing Philip’s toppled black Land Rover dominated the front pages Friday of Britain’s tabloids. The Daily Mirror’s ... Read More »

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Banksy mural on garage in Wales sold but will stay in place

By The Associated Press on January 18th, 2019

LONDON – A British art dealer says he has bought a mural stenciled by street artist Banksy on a garage wall in Wales for more than 100,000 pounds ($129,000). The artwork in Port Talbot shows a child playing in falling ash from a dumpster fire, an apparent reference to the steel town’s air pollution. Security ... Read More »

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Michigan man known for farm’s pit-spitting event dies at 88

By The Associated Press on January 18th, 2019

EAU CLAIRE, Mich. – An agricultural tourism pioneer who founded a cherry pit-spitting competition that drew international competitors and attention to southwest Michigan has died at the age of 88. Herb Teichman launched the International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship in the 1970s as a lark, but also to mark the region’s tart cherry harvest. The ... Read More »

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Man sentenced in fatal stabbing of Morgan Freeman relative

By The Associated Press on January 17th, 2019

NEW YORK – A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of actor Morgan Freeman’s step-granddaughter in New York City. Prosecutors say 33-year-old Lamar Davenport stabbed his girlfriend E’Dena Hines multiple times in August 2015 while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Davenport issued an apology during his ... Read More »

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Prince Philip uninjured after car accident; queen’s husband is 97

By Gregory Katz, The Associated Press on January 17th, 2019

LONDON – Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, Prince Philip, was involved in a car crash Thursday while driving in rural England but was not injured. Buckingham Palace said Philip, 97, was checked by a doctor after the accident and determined to be fine. The palace said the two-car accident happened Thursday afternoon near Sandringham Estate, the ... Read More »

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