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FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police say they're interviewing two "persons of interest" who surveillance photos show were in the downtown area where Smollett says he was attacked last month. A police spokesman said Thursday the two men aren't considered suspects but may have been in the area at the time Smollett says he was attacked. Smollett says two masked men shouted racial and homophobic slurs before beating him and putting a rope around his neck on Jan. 29. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
February 15, 2019 - 8:05 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police late Friday released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them. "The individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police say they're interviewing two "persons of interest" who surveillance photos show were in the downtown area where Smollett says he was attacked last month. A police spokesman said Thursday the two men aren't considered suspects but may have been in the area at the time Smollett says he was attacked. Smollett says two masked men shouted racial and homophobic slurs before beating him and putting a rope around his neck on Jan. 29. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
February 15, 2019 - 7:29 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Chicago police say they have released two Nigerian brothers who had been arrested earlier in the week on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, saying that detectives have...
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An Oscar statue is pictured at the press preview for the 91st Academy Awards Governors Ball, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24. at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
February 15, 2019 - 5:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bowing to a backlash that had threatened to engulf an already blunder-plagued Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday reversed its decision to present four awards during the commercial breaks of this year's Oscar broadcast. All 24 categories will be...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2018, file photo, 21 Savage poses in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. A lawyer for 21 Savage says Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, that the Grammy-nominated rapper, whose given name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, has been released on on $100,000 bond from the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 15, 2019 - 4:29 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage said in an interview aired Friday that he didn't talk about his British citizenship before because he didn't want to get deported. The Grammy-nominated artist, whose given name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested Feb. 3. U.S. Immigration and...
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A model wears a creation by designer Matty Bovan at the Autumn/Winter 2019 fashion week runway show in London, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.(Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)
February 15, 2019 - 3:57 pm
LONDON (AP) — London is taking its turn in the style spotlight with the opening of London Fashion Week, an extravaganza that will feature up-and-coming young designers along with big names like Victoria Beckham, Vivienne Westwood and Burberry. More than 100 catwalk shows are scheduled along with...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, Oscar statuettes appear backstage at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Responding to widespread backlash to the fact that four Oscars will be presented during commercial breaks at the 91st Academy Awards, the film academy has issued a statement reiterating that all Academy Award winners will still be included in the broadcast on Feb. 24, just not all live. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
February 15, 2019 - 12:05 pm
Would anyone — anyone at all — like to thank the academy? This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few words of gratitude for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. But that sentiment has been hard to come by...
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FILE - This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly, arriving at 3the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Attorney Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence of singer R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Avenatti said Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, he has turned over the video to prosecutors in Chicago. Avenatti says the video is not the same evidence used in Kelly's 2008 trial, when he was acquitted on all charges of child pornography. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
February 15, 2019 - 10:43 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Gloria Allred tells The Associated Press she has contacted law enforcement about concerns one of her clients may be the person in a VHS tape recently given to Chicago prosecutors that purportedly shows R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. The Los Angeles-...
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This Feb. 13, 2019 photo shows actress Regina King, nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in "If Beale Street Could Talk," posing for a portrait at Sofitel in New York. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
February 15, 2019 - 7:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — So, Regina King walked into a 99-cent store. And what'd she get? A prophecy on her life. No joke. King was shopping around — "sometimes people will say, 'You at the 99-cent store?' I like a bargain too" — when a woman walked up to her with something of a prediction. "She said, 'You...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005 file photo, British author Andrea Levy at home in north London. Levy has died after suffering from cancer in recent years. She was 62. Georgina Moore of Tinder Press said Levy died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 after having been “ill for some time.” (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
February 15, 2019 - 6:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Andrea Levy, a prize-winning novelist who chronicled the hopes and horrors experienced by the post-World War II generation of Jamaican immigrants in Britain, has died. She was 62, and had suffered from cancer. One of the first black British authors to achieve both critical and...
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A little female polar bear watches the camera after its first examination by the animal doctors at the zoo in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The still unnamed bear was born Dec. 1, 2018 at the zoo. (Steffen Freiling/Berlin Zoo via AP)
February 15, 2019 - 1:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin's Tierpark zoo says its latest baby polar bear is "a perky, strong girl." Keepers and vets were able to separate the 11-week old bear from mother Tonja for the first time to conduct a medical checkup, during which they also determined the cub's sex. The zoo said Friday that the...
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