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Sheila Nevins makes HBO exit official

[ad_1] HBO has confirmed the departure of Sheila Nevins, its president of documentary and family programming, who has been an enormous influence in the world of nonfiction filmmaking. Nevins, 78, a 38-year veteran of the network, announced her intent to leave in a New York Times feature, and said in a statement issued Monday that she intends to "pursue the rest of my life." HBO is expected to fill the position internally, with an announcement of her replacement this week. Because of its...

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Death threats haunt Miss Iraq after pageant selfie

[ad_1] "I was on cloud nine, I had been dreaming of that forever," said Idan, 27, an aspiring singer/songwriter.But all of that suddenly changed. And it was all over a selfie. A selfie seen around the world.Idan and Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, took the picture during a pre-pageant photo shoot in Las Vegas. "I said 'let's take a picture so our people can see we don't have a problem and we're actually ambassadors for peace.'" In the caption, she wrote "Peace and Love from Miss Iraq and Miss Israel."The reaction wasn't what she expected.Six days before the pageant, she woke...

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The Holiday Morning Minute: ‘Felisha, Goodbye’

[ad_1] Your browser does not support iframes. Oh no, goodbye Feliz Navidad and say hello to Felisha, Goodbye! This one’s for you Omarosa. Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Close Thank you for subscribing! Please be sure to open and click your first newsletter so we can confirm your subscription. ...

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A salute to 2017’s wonder women of entertainment

[ad_1] While accepting a lifetime achievement award, Streep, in a six-minute speech, issued a blistering criticism of then President-elect Donald Trump -- without evening mentioning his name -- that would dominate the news cycle in the following days and prompt a response from Trump himself. "When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose," she said. More than she or anyone else could have known at the time, those words would seem eerily prescient by the end of the year.Led by the bravery of the so-called "Silence Breakers," the entertainment industry stands in a new era --...

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Jaden Smith’s Moonwalk Has Michael Jackson Fans Taking A Second Look

[ad_1] Source: Gabriel Olsen / Getty Jaden Smith is full of surprises. From fashion, to rapping, to acting, the 19-year-old definitely has his list of talents. Something else he can add to his resume? Moonwalking. Check him out below. Jaden busted his moves while performing “Icon” at the Rolling Loud Festival in California on Saturday. Folks were not ready. Swipe through to peep reactions. 1 2 3 4 5Next page » [ad_2] Source link ...

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Amtrak Train Hurtles Off Overpass In Washington

[ad_1] DUPONT, Wash. (AP) — An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off an overpass Monday near Tacoma and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing at least six people, authorities said. The death toll was expected to rise. Seventy-eight passengers and five crew members were aboard when the train moving at more than 80 mph derailed about 40 miles (64 kilometers) south of Seattle on a route that had raised safety concerns. An official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press that preliminary signs indicate that Train 501 may have struck...

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Money Mondays: How To Get Your Money Right In The New Year

[ad_1] Deemed ‘hip-hop’s financial advisor,’ Rob Wilson boasts a roster of high-profile athletes and celebrities. The Pittsburgh-based independent financial and investment guru has made a name for himself having appeared on popular news outlets such as CNN, CBS, NBC, Foxbusiness.com and Black Enterprise. 3 WAYS TO MASTER YOUR MONEY IN 2018 One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to “Get my money right!” Rob just released a free e-book titled Serious About Wealth: 8 Ways To Master Your Money In 2018.  Here are his 3 favorite tips from the book: Get Serious About Investing: Two big reasons people don’t invest: They never learned about it, and they...

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Former NBA Star Lorenzen Wright’s Ex-Wife Arrested

[ad_1] There’s been an arrest in the murder case of NBA player Lorenzen Wright. Seven years after Wright’s bullet-riddled body was found decomposing in a Tennessee suburb, Sherra Wright Robinson, his ex-wife, was arrested Friday night in Riverside, Calif., reports Fox13. “Thank you Jesus! Thank you Jesus! They got her! They got her!’’ Lorenzen Wright’s mother, Deborah Marion, told a reporter. She added: “They need to bury her.’’ Marion said police confirmed the arrest to her. She said got a call from Memphis police and went with her family to police headquarters. Marion says a police official told her Sherra will be charged with first-degree murder. As we...

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Atlanta airport, power outage, holiday travel

[ad_1] ATLANTA (AP) — Minutes after its midnight deadline to get the electricity back on at the world’s busiest airport, Georgia Power announced early Monday that power had been fully restored to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, where more than 1,000 flights were grounded just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush. A sudden power outage caused by a fire in an underground electrical facility brought the airport to a standstill. Georgia Power said on its Twitter page that “Power has been restored on all concourses. 5,000+ meals are being delivered to passengers. Trains will be operational soon.” Passengers at the airport were...

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For One Maryland Family, Former KKK Member’s Apology Came Too Late

[ad_1] “You became my target at the time because I did not believe that people of different races should live together,” Rev. William Aitcheson. Would you accept an apology from a former Ku Klux Klan member who burned a cross on your lawn 40 years ago? Phillip and Barbara Butler are faced with this real-life question. Rev. William Aitcheson, a former high-ranking KKK member turned Roman Catholic priest, has apologized to the Butlers for terrorizing them by burning a cross on their lawn in College Park, Maryland in 1977. Aitcheson said he was “blinded by hate and ignorance,” according to his letter addressed to...

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