Category: Entertainment

Joan Lee, wife of comics legend Stan Lee, dies at age 93

Joan Lee, wife of comics legend Stan Lee, dies at age 93

The wife of Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee died Thursday at age 93. Lee and his family released a statement saying Joan Lee died peacefully Thursday morning. The couple had been married 69 years. Lee’s longtime publicist Dawn Miller confirmed the statement’s authenticity when contacted by The Associated Press. No additional details were provided, and the statement requested privacy. Stan […]

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Cosby’s retrial on sex assault charges is set for November

Cosby’s retrial on sex assault charges is set for November

Bill Cosby’s retrial on charges he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago is set for November. An order signed Thursday by Judge Steven O’Neill says all parties must report to the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 6. Prosecutors found themselves back to square one June 17 after the judge declared a mistrial. The […]

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‘America’s Got Talent’ laps the television field

‘America’s Got Talent’ laps the television field

Much to NBC’s delight, there really hasn’t been much competition for “America’s Got Talent” as the summer’s favorite television show. Last week’s version of the competition was seen by 12.4 million people, the Nielsen company said Thursday. That’s nearly 5 million more than the week’s second most popular show, “World of Dance,” which has the advantage of following “Talent” on […]

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Ava DuVernay to create ‘Central Park Five’ drama for Netflix

Ava DuVernay to create ‘Central Park Five’ drama for Netflix

Netflix says the historic case of the Central Park Five will be brought to life in a limited series to be written and directed by Ava DuVernay. The five-episode drama will be based on the true story of five teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping Trisha Meili while she was jogging in New York’s Central Park. Each […]

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Pediatric unit built by Madonna in Malawi to open July 11

Pediatric unit built by Madonna in Malawi to open July 11

Madonna says the children’s wing at a hospital in Malawi she has been building for two years completed its first surgery last week and will officially open July 11. The Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, located at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in the city of Blantyre, had a soft opening and is the first of […]

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Rob Kardashian’s Instagram account disappears after outburst

Rob Kardashian’s Instagram account disappears after outburst

Rob Kardashian says Instagram shut down his page on Wednesday following his flurry of posts attacking his former fiancée. Kardashian then brought his tirade to Twitter, accusing fellow reality star Blac Chyna of infidelity, promiscuity and drug use. Earlier in the day, he posted explicit photos of Chyna on Instagram. She responded on Snapchat with a claim that Kardashian had […]

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Philadelphia celebrates ‘Kevin Hart Day’ for native comedian

Philadelphia celebrates ‘Kevin Hart Day’ for native comedian

Philadelphia is welcoming back its favorite funnyman, Kevin Hart, for a birthday celebration and the unveiling of a giant mural of the comedian near his childhood home. The festivities Thursday morning will include an official resolution dubbing July 6 “Kevin Hart Day” in the city. The mural will be displayed on Max’s Steaks in north Philadelphia. Hart wrote on Instagram […]

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Spain’s running of the bulls: Firecracker kicks off fiesta

Spain’s running of the bulls: Firecracker kicks off fiesta

Officials in Spain have launched the traditional firework rocket known as the “Chupinazo” to kick off Pamplona’s famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival. The firework was launched from Pamplona’s town hall balcony at noon Thursday to the delight of thousands of people packed into the square below. The crowds— most dressed in festival’s typical white clothes and red […]

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Actress who played British TV witch Grotbags dies

Actress who played British TV witch Grotbags dies

Carol Lee Scott, the actress best-known for entertaining British children on television as the colorful TV witch Grotbags, has died. She was 74. The entertainer’s death was confirmed by her niece Gina Mear on Twitter Wednesday : “My dear aunty Carol lost her brave fight against cancer yesterday.” Scott appeared on several children’s television shows in the 1980s and 1990s. […]

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Prince’s former drummer dies at 43 in Florida

Prince’s former drummer dies at 43 in Florida

One of Prince’s drummers, 43-year-old John Blackwell Jr., has died in Florida. Blackwell’s wife, Yaritza Blackwell, said in a post Tuesday on his official Instagram account that he died “peacefully” in her company. She thanked God for his life and his fans for their support. The Tampa-based Blackwell was Prince’s drummer for more than a decade. The Hillsborough County Medical […]

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