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Only a few people really know what happened inside NBC News when Ronan Farrow's reporting about Harvey Weinstein was shelved by the network. The DB also reports claims about an ugly internal blame-game at NBC after Farrow's story broke at the New Yorker , reporting that while Oppenheim publicly took the blame for not running Farrow's report, he "privately told at least one colleague that NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack and senior communications vice president Mark Kornblau had made ...
  • The Hidden Meaning of Aretha Franklin's Red Dress at Her Public Viewing

    The Hidden Meaning of Aretha Franklin's Red Dress at Her Public Viewing

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    Aretha Franklin's body lay in repose while her soaring voice poured out from loudspeakers outside a Detroit museum, stirring fans to sway and sing along and others to weep as they lined up for a last glimpse of the Queen of Soul. Paula Marie Seniors, an associate professor of Africana studies at Virginia Tech, said the setting is fitting, as Franklin is "being honoured nearly like a queen at one of the most important black museums in the United States".
  • Jorginho completes more passes than entire Newcastle team

    Jorginho completes more passes than entire Newcastle team

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    Kenedy couldn't play against parent club Chelsea , whilst I didn't hear anybody moaning about Joselu and Perez being dropped to the bench. But Di Canio told Sky Italia: "The movements has been too slow, players who carry the ball too much like Hazard , we have not seen the game of Sarri , it's an important victory, but I'm sure that one who cares about details like Sarri will not be happy".
  • Unai Emery explains Mesut Ozil absence for Arsenal

    Unai Emery explains Mesut Ozil absence for Arsenal

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    The home game against West Ham is the one that Emery will look to as his first Premier League win, a much result much needed to instill some confidence and stave off the early criticism. But during his pre-match press conference , Emery went on to reveal that he had indeed spoken to Ramsey and said "I spoke with him last week". Arsenal will next travel to Wales a week from Sunday when they take on newly promoted outfit Cardiff City.
  • Playwright and Screenwriter Neil Simon Dead at 91

    Playwright and Screenwriter Neil Simon Dead at 91

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    There was often little quality control, especially when he worked with weaker directors in both theater and film, and it could be argued that each incarnation of a Simon play was inferior to the last until finally the material was stripped down to such lame stunts as a female Odd Couple and a black Barefoot .
  • Emery rejects reports of Ozil spat

    Emery rejects reports of Ozil spat

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    Emery evidently is unafraid about clashing with the biggest personalities at Arsenal . Alternatively, Emery could also give Lucas Torreira his first Arsenal start as a defensive midfielder. Aaron Ramsey replaces the German playmaker in the side. Although its a third defeat in a row, West Ham can count themselves unlucky to not come away from the Emirates with something.
  • Kylie Jenner's beau Travis Scott boasts his album is #1

    Kylie Jenner's beau Travis Scott boasts his album is #1

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    ICYMI, things have been a little tense since Nicki Minaj blasted Travis's new LP Astroworld as only beating her to Number 1 spot in the album charts because he's with Kylie Jenner , who had basically posted telling fans to buy his album and come see her and Stormi on his upcoming tour.
  • John McCain dies aged 81 surrounded by his family after cancer battle

    John McCain dies aged 81 surrounded by his family after cancer battle

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    Laura and I send our heartfelt sympathies to Cindy and the entire McCain family, and our thanks to God for the life of John McCain ". "Our hearts and prayers are with you!" he shared. McCain's condition worsened last fall, and he has been in Arizona since December. McCain would have celebrated his 82nd birthday on August 29. McCain crisscrossed the country in a bus he dubbed the "Straight Talk Express".
  • Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan defaulted on his NS obligations: Mindef

    Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan defaulted on his NS obligations: Mindef

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    The Straits Times , a Singapore newspaper, did him the favor of contacting the nation's Ministry of Defense to set the matter straight. He also stayed overseas without a valid exit permit. The second book continues the main plot lines of the first installment, which chronicles ultra-rich families in Singapore. Over the top but a lot of fun: That was the verdict for many Singaporean moviegoers after watching the Hollywood blockbuster " Crazy Rich Asians ", which was shot and set nearly ...
  • Pete Davidson’s Unabashed Gum Chewing Is the Appropriate Response to the VMAs

    Pete Davidson’s Unabashed Gum Chewing Is the Appropriate Response to the VMAs

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    For the final moments, she was joined by her aunt Lani Grande, her grandmother Marjorie Grande, and her mother Joan Grande, who stood hand-in-hand with the pop queen at the front of the stage. While Pete reportedly passed a field sobriety test, his friend didn't and was booked for felony possession of a controlled substance and cited for unlawful possession of weed.
  • Here's Every Outfit Jennifer Lopez Wore at the 2018 MTV VMAs

    Here's Every Outfit Jennifer Lopez Wore at the 2018 MTV VMAs

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    Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez in Versace at the 2018 MTV VMAs after party in New York City. She then waved to the group down the camera as they weren't at the awards. She described it as a "surreal moment". She hit back at the comedian, jumping to the defence of Normani - another member of the band. There was just one political moment, orchestrated when Logic was joined onstage by young immigrants wearing T-shirts that read, "We are all human beings" to protest the Trump ...