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Takeoff, member of rap group Migos, fatally shot outside private party in Houston, police say  CNN

Takeoff, member of rap group Migos, fatally shot outside private party in Houston, police say CNN

CNN — Takeoff, who was one-third of the platinum-selling rap group Migos, was shot and killed early Tuesday in Houston, Texas, a source close to the group confirmed to CNN. He was 28. Police received a call of a shooting in progress around 2:34 am local time, Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner said at …

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Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving defends his tweet about a documentary deemed anti-Semitic and stands by sharing a video by Alex Jones |  CNN

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving defends his tweet about a documentary deemed anti-Semitic and stands by sharing a video by Alex Jones | CNN

CNN — Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving said that he is “not going to stand down on anything I believe in” after he was condemned by the owner of his NBA team for tweeting a link to a documentary deemed to be anti-Semitic. The star guard tweeted a link Thursday to the 2018 movie “Hebrews …

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Brands have dumped Kanye West.  What about his music career?  |  CNN Business

Brands have dumped Kanye West. What about his music career? | CNN Business

New York CNN Business — Ye — formerly known as Kanye West — has lost partnerships with fashion brands including Gap, Balenciaga and Adidas following his anti-Semitic comments in recent weeks. Now, questions remain about the business that helped propel Ye onto the fashion scene in the first place: Music. Since 2004’s “The College Dropout” …

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Eric McCormack and others remember Leslie Jordan: 'The funniest and flirtiest southern gent I've ever known' |  CNN

Eric McCormack and others remember Leslie Jordan: ‘The funniest and flirtiest southern gent I’ve ever known’ | CNN

CNN — The unexpected passing of television star and social media darling Leslie Jordan has spurred a flood of heartfelt tributes. The actor died on Monday, his talent agent Sarabeth Schedeen told CNN in a statement. He was 67. Jordan’s most recognizable credit was his time on “Will & Grace” as Beverly Leslie, a role …

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Corporate America is canceling Kanye West |  CNN Business

Corporate America is canceling Kanye West | CNN Business

New York CNN Business — In the last few weeks, retailers, social media platforms, celebrities and fashion and entertainment companies have peeled away from business alliances with rapper Ye. Ye, also known as Kanye West, has become a controversy magnet. In early October, Ye wore a “White Lives Matter” t-shirt and dressed several Black models …

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6 things Taylor Swift has taught me about living well |  CNN

6 things Taylor Swift has taught me about living well | CNN

Editor’s Note: This is one of an occasional series of personal essays from CNN staff and contributors. CNN — With her prolific song writing and curated eras, the world has gotten an intimate look into a young woman growing up through Taylor Swift’s music. Her lyrics, speeches, videos and even a 2020 documentary, “Miss Americana,” …

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'M3GAN,' the next generation of creepy doll movies, is not playing around  CNN

‘M3GAN,’ the next generation of creepy doll movies, is not playing around CNN

CNN — The lifelike but blank stare. The almost-but-not-quite accurate proportions. The vacant smile. Dolls are meant to be nothing more than playthings for children, but it must be said: They’re creepy. Fodder for more than one successful horror movie franchise (hello, “Child’s Play” and “Annabelle”), the theme appears ready for an upgrade with the …

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Jury: Kevin Spacey did not molest actor Anthony Rapp in 1986

Jury: Kevin Spacey did not molest actor Anthony Rapp in 1986

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury sided with Kevin Spacey on Thursday in one of the lawsuits that derailed the film star’s career, finding that he did not sexually abuse Anthony Rapp, then 14, while both were relatively unknown actors in Broadway plays in 1986. The verdict in the civil trial came with lightning speed. …

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Why Anne Hathaway and other women are saying enough to the haters |  CNN

Why Anne Hathaway and other women are saying enough to the haters | CNN

Some pop culture moments, as they age, feel more and more like bouts of collective madness. Why did everyone hate Anne Hathaway all those years ago? Around 2013, despite winning a slew of awards for her role in “Les Miserables,” it seemed the actress couldn’t catch a break. Despite a lack of scandal or outright …

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