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Mistrial declared in actor Danny Masterson’s rape trial

Mistrial declared in actor Danny Masterson’s rape trial LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday after jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked at the trial of “That ’70s Show” actor Danny Mastersonwho was charged with three rapes. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charlaine F. Olmedo had ordered the jurors to take Thanksgiving …

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Will Smith, opening up about Oscars slap, tells Trevor Noah ‘hurt people hurt people’

Will Smith, opening up about Oscars slap, tells Trevor Noah ‘hurt people hurt people’ CNN — Will Smith opened up to Trevor Noah about the now-famous slap at the Oscars in March during an appearance that aired Monday night on “The Daily Show.” While promoting his forthcoming film “Emancipation,” Smith called it “a horrific night” …

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‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ singer-actor Irene Cara dies at 63

‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ singer-actor Irene Cara dies at 63 NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy winning singer-actress Irene Cara, who starred and sang the title cut from the 1980 hit movie “Fame” and then belted out the era-defining hit “Flashdance.. .What a Feeling” from 1983′s “Flashdance,” has died. She was 63. …

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Jay Leno performing at California comedy club, two weeks after burn accident

Jay Leno performing at California comedy club, two weeks after burn accident CNN — Jay Leno is returning to the comedy stage Sunday night, two weeks after sustaining significant burn injuries in a gasoline fire. The former “Tonight Show” host will perform in front of a sold-out crowd at the Comedy and Magic Club in …

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Irene Cara, ’80s pop star behind ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ theme songs, dies at 63

Irene Cara, ’80s pop star behind ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ theme songs, dies at 63 CNN — Actress and singer Irene Cara, an Oscar and Grammy winner best known for the theme songs of “Fame” and “Flashdance” in the early ’80s, has died, her publicist said. She was 63. “Please share your thoughts and memories of …

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Netflix nights still come wrapped in red-and-white envelopes

Netflix nights still come wrapped in red-and-white envelopes SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Netflix’s trailblazing DVD-by-mail rental service has been relegated as a relic in the age of video streaming, but there is still a steady — albeit shrinking — audience of diehards like Amanda Konkle who are happily paying to receive those discs in …

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Kris Wu: Chinese-Canadian pop star sentenced to 13 years of prison for rape in China

Kris Wu: Chinese-Canadian pop star sentenced to 13 years of prison for rape in China hong kong CNN — A Chinese court in Beijing sentenced Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu, also known as Wu Yifan, to 13 years in jail after finding him guilty of sexual offences, including rape, the court said in a post …

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BTS singer Jin set to begin South Korea military service, source says

BTS singer Jin set to begin South Korea military service, source says Seoul, South Korea CNN — K-pop superstar Jin will begin his mandatory military service next month, a source with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed Friday, after the BTS singer appealed to the supergroup’s devoted fans to stay away from his South Korean …

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet almost didn’t star in ‘Titanic’

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet almost didn’t star in ‘Titanic’ CNN — James Cameron is sharing some surprising details from the making of his blockbuster hit “Titanic,” which celebrates 25 years of being released next month. In a new video interview with GQ, the iconic director revealed that he almost didn’t end up casting Leonardo …

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