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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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Golden Globes comedy category can be a joke

[ad_1] Unlike the Oscars, the Globes split their best picture honors into two, recognizing drama and musical or comedy. Yet because there's usually an abundance of worthy contenders for the former and a dearth of candidates for the latter, head-scratching selections find their way into the comedy field.This year's pick would be "Get Out," Jordan Peele's crowd-pleasing directorial debut, about an African-American man who goes to visit the parents of his white girlfriend. The movie mixes in a variety of elements -- horror, social satire and yes, some laughs -- although practically nobody would instantly think "comedy" upon seeing it.The...

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Chinese Hairstylist Struggles To Do Black Woman’s Hair In Viral Video

[ad_1] The hair struggle is real! One Black woman proved that when she visited a salon to get her curly hair straightened in Shanghai, China. A 22-year-old student named Maryjane Byarm, originally from New Jersey but now residing overseas, was recently welcomed by the staff at a new salon with a warm smile. She started her visit to with a relaxing shampoo that seemed to go well. However, things went far left. The young woman sat through four hours of irritating hairstyling, an experience that many Black women who consider visits to new salons as risky experiments can relate to in full. First, the stylist neglected...

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Barack Obama will be the first guest on David Letterman’s new Netflix show

[ad_1] David Letterman is returning to TV and his first guest will be the former leader of the free world. The former "Late Show" host comes out of retirement for his Netflix show on January 12 and his first guest will be former president Barack Obama, the streaming company announced on Friday. The series, titled "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction" will be a six-episode, 60 minute talk show with a new episode each subsequent month. The booking is a huge...

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Ben Vereen Sexual Assault, Harassment? Broadway Star Apologizes

[ad_1] Ben Vereen may have stunned on stage, but his off-stage behavior allegedly horrified many actresses during a Florida production in 2015. Several female co-stars accused Vereen of sexual assault and harassment while they worked with him on a rock musical titled Hair outside of Tampa, the New York Daily News reported Friday. The Broadway star, 71, forced unauthorized advances that included kissing and “aggressive” hugging, the actresses, who were part of the Venice Theatre production in November and December 2015, claimed. Vereen demeaned actresses about their weight, sex appeal and personal lives. He even stripped naked in front of them for an...

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Salute: Mary J. Blige 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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Salute: Mary J. Blige 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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Cordell Broadus, Snoop Dogg’s son, Lands First Major Model Campaign

[ad_1] Source: Jason LaVeris / Getty Cordell Broadus career in fashion is really starting to take off. Reportedly, the 20-year-old left the UCLA football team in 2016 in efforts to take his career in film and fashion more seriously…and it’s paying off. Source: JP Yim / Getty Last season, the eldest son of Snoop Dogg walked the NYFW runway for Phillip Plein with his grandfather, Papa Snoop (Snoop Dogg’s fashionable father). Source: Gilbert Carrasquillo / Getty They were seen all NYFW together. How cute: spending fashion week with your grandpa! Starting his 2018 right, the leather luxury goods brand, MCM Worldwide, has selected Cordell for their...

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Baltimore Teachers Classrooms Students No Heat

[ad_1] This is not what we send our kids to school for. According to the Baltimore Sun, the Baltimore Teachers Union is urging the city to shut down all of its schools until officials fix the heating problems that have already closed some of their buildings and left some children freezing in others. “I implore that you close schools in the District until your facilities crew has had time to properly assess and fix the heating issues within the affected schools in Baltimore City,” Baltimore Teachers Union President Marietta English wrote in a letter to the school system’s CEO, Sonja Santelises. She added:...

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