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Bill Cosby’s Appeal To Review Handling Of #MeToo Case

Cosby was the first celebrity tried and convicted in the #MeToo era. He insists the sexual encounter with a young woman seeking career advice was consensual.

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Simone Biles Soars To 6th US Gymnastics Title

“It’s like she hit a hole in one and we were all there,” USA Gymnastics high performance director Tom Forster said. “It’s a big deal and we all know it. No one in the world has done it before in the women and actually, she does it better than most of the men who have done it. She should be super excited about that.”

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Equinox And Soul Cycle Boycott Underway, Chairman Fundraising For Trump

After receiving backlash, SoulCycle tweeted out a statement dissociating itself from Ross. The statement says, “SoulCycle in no way endorses the political fundraising event being held later this week,” and that “Mr. Ross is a passive investor and is not involved with the management of SoulCycle.”

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Aaliyah Wax Figure Coming To Madame Tussauds In Vegas

Fans will also get the opportunity to attend the VIP unveiling party.

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Toni Morrison Appreciated For Giving Black Women A Voice

“Toni’s words gave freedom to Black girls and women to be who they want to be, and step into the world as who they are,” blogger and author Luvvie Ajayi said Tuesday. “Toni’s works teach us to be freer. Finally, she gave me the freedom to be who God purposed me to be.”

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Actor Danny Trejo Helps Save Baby Trapped In Car In LA

Video aired by KABC-TV shows Trejo at the crash scene. Trejo says he crawled into the wrecked vehicle from one side but couldn’t unbuckle the child’s car seat from that angle. He says another bystander, a young woman, was able to undo the buckle.

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Fox Chief Says Emmy Awards Won’t Have A Host This Year

The Oscars ran into trouble when last year’s planned host, Kevin Hart, stepped down following a backlash over his past homophobic tweets. The search for a replacement proved fruitless.

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Fox: Jussie Smollet Gone From ‘Empire,’ Character Lives On

“You’ll see pictures of him in the background,” Collier said, without elaborating. He promised “surprises at the beginning of the season that you’re going to love.”

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Beyoncé’s ‘Vogue’ Portrait To Be Displayed At Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

“A year ago today we broke the flood gates open. Now I’m glad to share this picture is being acquired into the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection,” photographer Tyler Mitchell said.

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Singer And El Paso Native, Khalid, Planning Benefit Concert For Shooting Victims

“Over the past few days, my mind and heart have been heavy. Hearing/seeing an act of terrorism happen so close to home, my family, and my friends has been unbelievable and shocking. Singing “915” and “city of El Paso” on tour every night feels indescribable,” he said.

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