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Mary J. Blige Set To Receive Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

[ad_1] Source: TARA ZIEMBA / Getty Capping off an extremely successful year, Mary J. Blige, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony will take place on January 11 and celebrates Blige’s extraordinary career in music and entertainment, spanning over 25 years. Her friend and frequent collaborator Sean “Diddy” Combs will also attend the ceremony to unveil the star. “Mary J. Blige is one of the most popular singers of our generation. Fans will be thrilled to see her star on the Boulevard as her career milestones are celebrated on this very...

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North Korea accepts South’s offer for talks

[ad_1] South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman Baik Tae-hyun told reporters Friday that North Korea informed Seoul by fax that it has accepted the offer to initiate talks.The person-to-person talks will be held Tuesday -- the day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's birthday -- at the Peace House in the village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, Baik said. The two sides agreed to work on the details of the talks "through the exchange of documents," Baik said, adding that agenda items will be "issues related to improving inter-Korean relationships, including the Pyeongchang Olympic Games."A statement from the International...

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Golden Globes 2018: Here’s why celebrities are wearing all black on the red carpet

[ad_1] Black dresses will rule the red carpet at Sunday's Golden Globes in a show of solidarity for the mission of anti-sexual harassment group Time's Up. The organization, which was made itself known officially this week, formed after allegations against former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein came to light in a story by The New York Times in October. Director Ava DuVernay, producer Kathleen Kennedy and dozens of celebrities, including America Ferrera, Emma Stone and Constance Wu, laid out the mission of Time's Up in an open letter on Monday.Time's Up is advocating for legislation to curtail workplace harassment across industries and seeking...

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Meghan Markle Mom To Walk Her Down The Aisle?

[ad_1] Source: Sylvain Gaboury / Getty Meghan Markle continues to break from the notoriously staunch British royal traditions, refreshingly carving her own individual path. According to new reports, she wants to have her mother, Doria Ragland, walk her down the aisle at her upcoming Spring wedding to Prince Harry. According to E! News, sources say Meghan’s extremely close relationship with her mother influenced the decision, over her “reclusive” father, Thomas Markle. From E!: Despite all the pomp and circumstance surrounding a royal wedding, an insider told E! News that the former ‘Suits’ star, who got engaged to the 33-year-old in November, is hoping to “break a...

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Alex Trebek on hiatus after surgery for blood clots on the brain

[ad_1] Trebek, 77, was diagnosed in mid-December with a condition known as subdural hematoma, a complication from hitting his head in a bad fall in October, he said. He underwent surgery the following day."After two days in the hospital, I came home to start recovery," Trebek said in a video posted to the game show's website. "The prognosis is excellent, and I expect to be back in the studio taping more 'Jeopardy!' programs very, very soon!""He is expected to make a full and complete recovery," the post states, noting that because the show tapes months in advance, its broadcast schedule...

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Blacks Being Pushed Out Of Chicago, Illinois Governor Candidate Says

[ad_1] New allegation of gross misconduct has been raised against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Democratic Illinois Governor candidate Chris Kennedy alleged Wednesday that Emanuel is pushing a twisted gentrification plan to rid Chicago of Black residents, the Chicago Tribune reported. “I believe that black people are being pushed out of Chicago intentionally by a strategy that involves disinvestment in communities being implemented by the city administration, and I believe Rahm Emanuel is the head of the city administration and therefore needs to be held responsible for those outcomes,” Kennedy, nephew of the late John F. Kennedy and son of the late...

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ABC Cancels ‘The Mayor’ After One Season

[ad_1] Freshman comedy “The Mayor” did not earn a second season in office. Despite an order for three backup scripts, ABC has opted to cancel the rookie political comedy at 13 episodes. Four unaired episodes of the series remain and the comedy has been pulled off the air ahead of its January return, with ABC slotting “Modern Family” repeats for the time being, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Executive produced by Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs, the comedy starred Brandon Micheal Hall as an idealistic rapper who runs for mayor to promote his music career and ends up winning. Producers ABC Studios will shop the...

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Mary J. Blige To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

[ad_1] Mary J. Blige will be honored with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony will take place on January 11, with Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs taking part in the unveiling, according to Variety. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul will be in the recording category, despite her work in film and television. The Grammy Award-winning artist has received Golden Globe Award, SAG Award, and Critics’ Choice Award nominations for her role in Dee Rees’ period drama “Mudbound,” as well as a Golden Globe nom for the best original song for “Mighty River.” Blige’s Walk of Fame star unveiling will take...

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Texas Woman Beaten By Police After Falling Asleep In Friend’s Car

[ad_1] A young woman, identified as Leah Dure, was brutally beaten by police in Killeen, Texas after she fell asleep in a friend’s car on New Year’s Eve. Leah’s older sister, Brittany Johnson, says police dragged her out of the passenger seat, beat her to the point that her eye is closed shut, and accused her of driving under the influence. According to Johnson, the accusation was unfounded—not only because Leah wasn’t in the driver’s seat, nor was she driving at the time she was approached, but also because Leah doesn’t have a driver’s license, nor does she know how to drive. There...

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Despite Law Changes Lottery Winners Will Face Big Tax Bills

[ad_1] DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pity the Powerball and Mega Millions lottery game winners. Federal tax law changes would seem to promise that those who beat the odds and win a jackpot could keep more of their winnings from the government. But even as the new law cut top federal income tax rates, it also reduced the ability to deduct state taxes. There are exceptions, as 10 states including California, Texas and Florida don’t tax lottery winnings. But in most of the country, the newly rich won’t be even richer because of the tax law. “The changes roughly offset,” said Steven Rosenthal,...

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