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John Blackwell Jr., Former Drummer for Prince, Dead at 43

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A GoFundMe had been set up in his name to help cover medical expenses while he was unable to work. John Blackwell Jr ., the stylish percussion powerhouse best known for his 15-year tenure with Prince , has died after battling cancer. Born in Columbia, South Carolina in 1973, Blackwell Jr. started drumming for soul legend Patti LaBelle in 1998, before joining Prince's band, the New Power Generation, in 2000. Read More »

Tamil Nadu Theatre shutdown enters Day-3

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Movie theatres in the southern state darkened their screens from Monday (3), saying a state tax of 30 per cent on tickets on top of the new national tax of 28 per cent will deter cinema-goers and encourage piracy. The government viewpoint is that the 30 % additional tax is a major source of revenue for the local bodies. Members of the industry have urged the K. Read More »

'Bored' Tomic crashes out at hands of Zverev

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Bernard Tomic , a 24-year-old Australian who reached the quarterfinals at the All England Club in 2011, said Tuesday he "just couldn't find any motivation" to compete this year. 'You know, I'm going to play another 10 years, and I know after my career I won't have to work again . When asked in his post-match news conference if he should repay the money from his limp defeat, he replied: "We all work for money. Read More »

Accused kidnapper spotted at vigil for alleged victim

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In addition, upon searching Mr. Christensen's cell phone, it was discovered that two months prior to the disappearance of Ms. Zhang , Mr. Christensen had "visited a forum on the website FetLife entitled "Abduction 101" to include the sub-threads "perfect abduction fantasy" and "planning a kidnapping". Read More »

Health care: McConnell to stick with repeal and replace plan

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He insisted that the CBO's credibility should be "questioned", implying that the press should not take what they say as factual. "If we can do a combined repeal and replace over the next week, that's great", Sasse said. Earlier this year, Murphy led 17 senators in demanding that Senate Republican leadership conduct an equally transparent and thorough deliberative process on Trumpcare as was conducted in drafting and passing the Affordable Care Act in 2009. Read More »

Beyond New Jersey and ME, seven other states also have no budgets

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A budget standoff between Maine's Republican governor, Paul LePage , and Democratic lawmakers has shut down nonessential state services there. The revised budget contained $162 million in increased education spending to partially offset removal of a voter-approved 3 percent surcharge on income of wealthy ME residents that was aimed to boosting state spending on K-12 education. Read More »

Ananya Panday in Student Of The Year 2 opposite Tiger Shroff?

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These pictures are a proof that Chunky Panday's daughter Ananya Panday is Bollywood ready. After Jhanvi Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and Disha Patani it is now Chunkey Pandey's daughter Ananya . The fan page of the young girl on Instagram gives a ideal glimpse into her preparations for her big Bollywood debut. Well, the official confirmation about the same is yet to come thus, we have to wait for an official confirmation. Read More »

Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines Files for Divorce From Adrian Pasdar

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According to TMZ's sources, the separation between the two is amicable. The couple has two boys, ages 16 and 12, and she's asking for joint custody. Maines and Pasdar hit it off, likewise saying "I do" a year later in Las Vegas at A Little White Wedding Chapel . In June 2016, the band mocked Donald Trump during a concert. Read More »

Britney Spears heats up a sizzling Tel Aviv in first Israel performance

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More than 50,000 people are expected to courageous the scorching temperatures when Spears takes the stage Monday in Hayarkon Park for one of Tel Aviv's hottest concerts this summer. At the Western Wall and the Western Wall tunnels, Spears was surrounded by paparazzi and frenzied fans as security staff tried to keep the crowds at bay. Read More »

BBC set to reinvent itself for new generation

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The U.K. public broadcaster said the money would come from cost savings elsewhere in the BBC Corporation, and that the extra cash would be used across its CBeebies service, which caters to preschool kids, and CBBC , which is for older children. Read More »

Samsung is preparing a smart column

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A WSJ report seemingly confirms earlier rumors . Samsung is rumored to be building its own smart speaker, which will be powered by its Bixby voice assistant. Meanwhile, Amazon Echo and Google Home are hogging up all the available market share. A Samsung spokesperson said that developing Bixby in English is taking more time than originally expected mainly because of the lack of the accumulation of big data, which is required for deep learning technology. Read More »

Spider-Man: Homecoming - eve of release poster revealed

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One question at the top of everyone's mind is how long this will go on, as recently there's been some confusion over the length of the Sony/Marvel deal and how Sony's projects like Venom connect to the larger MCU. Marvel are taking Spider-Man right back to its roots, casting 21 year old Tom Holland as the teenage superhero. In an interaction with Rajeev Masand, Tom Holland said, "Spider-man is a superhero with everyday problems". Read More »

'Bigg Boss' contestant Mandana Karimi files domestic violence case against husband!

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According to a report by a leading daily, Mandana was constantly insulted and was not allowed to meet her friends. Mandana has already separated from Gaurav as she was asked to leave her matrimonial house. She has sought a monthly maintenance of Rs 10 lakh and a compensation of Rs. 2 crore . Mandana's lawyer Madhukar Dalvi said that they would fight the case as per law. Read More »

Chomping champs face off at July 4 hot dog eating contest

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ET when the contest will take place live. She won past year with 38.5 hot dogs , making it her third consecutive victory. Chestnut's facing Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie in a rematch. On the women's side, Miki Sudo has won three consecutive contests, but her top score of 38 hot dogs is still seven shy of Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas' record from 2012. Read More »

Ed Sheeran 'quits' Twitter over online abuse

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Sheeran went on to say that he's come off Twitter because "one comment ruins your day". Ed Sheeran says he has chose to leave Twitter for now as the negative comments he receives are having a huge impact on him. He said: "I've actually come off Twitter completely". He's been dragged into a few spats on Twitter over the last few months, including accusations of using a backing track while using a loop pedal on stage at Glastonbury and a load of Lady Gaga fans piling in on him when ... Read More »

Syrian Girl Killed in New Refugee Camp Blaze in Lebanon

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At least one person is reported to have died after a huge fire broke out at a camp for Syrian refugees in eastern Lebanon. The blaze destroyed around 100 tents, and emergency workers said that the fire had turned the camp into "ashes", with only the bathrooms at the edge of the settlement left standing. Read More »

SRK and Anushka are giving major retro feels in 'Beech Beech Mein'

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Shah Rukh Khan partied like a youngster, and Anushka Sharma who confessed that this was her first "pub-crawling" experience, recounted the fun she had while filming the song, and the film. It was only a matter of time before Shah Rukh Khan and Imtiaz Ali collaborated on a film. During the launch Shah Rukh and Anushka couldn't help and burst out into a jig amidst the fans. Read More »

Intercontinental Title Match Set for "Great Balls of Fire"

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But if Enzo has spent the past year being knocked out, beat down, and ragged around with Big Cass by his side, how bad is it going to be now Cass is getting his singles push? "Let the two go at it, but I would not be opposed to sooner rather than later having Enzo Amore joining the heel side of the fence, realigning with Big Cass and being the same obnoxious barking dog on the microphone but as heel for the heel Big Cass ". Read More »

Watch John Oliver Warn of Conservative Takeover of Unbiased Local News

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The privately owned television station operator's stations are concentrated in the American South and Midwest. As our favorite comic/media watchdog lays out, the insinuation of conservative (sometimes balefully so) ideas at Sinclair-which already owns more than 150 stations, and will very likely see its Trib Media merger approved-ranges from insidiously subtle to mallet-over-the-cranium obvious. Read More »

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal eases into second round

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This, then, was Nadal's first match-win on grass since his second-round loss here to Dustin Brown two years ago. After that, last year I couldn't play (and) 2015 was not my year, of course. Nadal will now face American Donald Young in the next round as he looks to continue his excellent form in 2017 having already finished runner-up at the Australian Open and won the French Open . Read More »

Size model calls out body-shamer in viral video

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So of course she looked. Gushing about the positive reaction to the video , she wrote: "Thank you so so so much for the messages and comments overflowing with kindness". 'This is a fat person's daily reality and not just on a plane. She said that when the plane landed, she chose to speak up for herself, telling ABC News, "I've had a lifetime of experiences of people getting away with treating me terribly, and this time was enough. Read More »

Los Angeles Lakers meeting with George Hill

Hill's 5.9 nERD ranked 15th among the 245 qualifying guards in 2016-17. The Lakers have Lonzo Ball , but a veteran like Hill could serve as a nice bridge to the future. It's worth mentioning the Lakers have said they will prioritize shooting this offseason during the free agency period. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN , the Los Angeles Lakers plan to meet with Hill with the intention of coming to terms on a one-year deal. Read More »

U.S. comedy star Stevie Ryan takes own life aged 33

In addition to her sketch comedy success, Ryan co-hosted the Brody Jenner series " Sex with Brody " on E! Altogether, she counted roughly 160,000 subscribers and 63 million lifetime views. "I'm just anxious that this is going to send me into a deeper depression ", Ryan reportedly said during the podcast with co-host Kristen Carney . Read More »

CONFIRMED: Everton sign Malaga forward Sandro Ramirez on four-year deal

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I wanted to come somewhere I was wanted by the staff, players and fans as well. Sandro's move to the Premier League side has now been confirmed on the Everton official website , with the forward signing a contract until 2021. "I know I'm signing for a massive club in England". While the desire to put off an announcement made sense from the player's point of view, Everton would love to finally get this one across the line especially with the busy early summer schedule coming up due to ... Read More »

Holiday travelers are amazed at OH gas prices

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It says 37.5 million Americans will drive to their destinations - the good news being the low prices at the pump right now. That's about 7 cents less than at the same point previous year. The Detroit-area's average dropped by about 2 cents to about $2.33 per gallon. Joseph area is down 11-cents to $2.23, which is also two-cents lower than this time previous year. Read More »

General Motors Shares Higher

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About 2,753 shares traded. The Average Volume for 10 days is 32.48 Million for Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). It has underperformed by 8.78% the S&P500. It has a 18.27 P/E ratio. In addition, it distributes selected content on third-party platforms. Finally, Diligent Investors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Ford Motor Company during the fourth quarter valued at about $370,000. Read More »

Swedish music festival cancels 2018 event after sexual abuse

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Police in the south-eastern district of Östergötland, where the annual Bråvalla festival took place, said they received four rape and 23 sexual assault reports between Thursday and Sunday. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven slammed the incidents over the weekend and called for stronger surveillance at festivals. "This is so disgusting". Read More »

Snoop Dogg Admits To Illegally Downloading Jay Z's New Album

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That last part is important, because Jay Z dropped his new 4:44 project exclusively on Tidal , leaving a lot of fans out in the cold during the initial wave of listening. I'm on iTunes and sh*t, I don't understand this. The artist said he bootlegged the album because he "went on iTunes looking for this shit" but "couldn't find it". Read More »

'Fantastic Beasts' sequel plot and cast details revealed

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In significantly more exciting casting news, Ezra Miller will be back at Credence, though the details of that returns are foggy. Dumbledore might be incredibly skilled and gifted, but he's going to need some help from the wizard that had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander . Read More »

Man Who Inspired Ice Bucket Challenge Is Back In Hospital

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The world may have moved on from the Ice Bucket Challenge , but the man who inspired the internet craze is still battling for his life. While Barnicle's error is a frightful journalistic misstep, the silver lining is that Frates is still kicking, and it's another opportunity to raise awareness ( and a little money ) to help fight the terrible disease. Read More »

At the Box Office for 6-30

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There's nothing fundamentally wrong with Despicable Me 3 , the voice cast are all on point, Kristen Wiig is a joy as Lucy, and the animation is slick and colourful, but the bar has been set extraordinarily high. "Edgar and our partners at MRC and Working Title have made one of the most original and entertaining films in recent memory, and we're so thrilled to see it received as a bonafide hit in a crowded summer season", said Sony's distribution chief Adrian Smith. Read More »

Adele Posts Heartfelt Note To Fans About Her Damaged Vocal Cords

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According to new reports, Adele has canceled her remaining two London shows on doctor's orders. "When she struggled in the earlier gigs... she pushed right through the pain, and that may have done irreversible damage", the insider claimed, meaning there's a chance Adele will never sing for her fans in person or in the studio in quite the same way again if at all. Read More »