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Kim Kardashian on the Armenian Genocide: ‘Ottoman Authorities Began a Slaughter’

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Kim Kardashian spoke out about the Armenian genocide in recognition of the 102nd anniversary of the mass killings. The reality TV show star, who is half Armenian on her father’s side, tweeted out a statement on Monday. “Thinking of Armenians everywhere. 102 yrs ago, Ottoman authorities began a slaughter that would kill 1.5m,” she wrote. Thinking of Armenians everywhere. 102 yrs ago, Ottoman authorities began a slaughter that would kill 1.5m. #ArmenianGenocide #NeverForget ???????? — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 24, 2017 Also Read: Kim Kardashian Blasted for Calling the Flu an 'Amazing Diet' April 24 marks the anniversary of the day in 1915 when »


- Carli Velocci

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Gregg Allman Dispels Hospice Rumors: ‘I’m Home Resting’

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After an unverified Facebook post fueled rumors that rock legend Gregg Allman has entered hospice care, he let “everyone” know he is A-ok. “Hey everyone. I just wanted y’all to know that I’m currently home in Savannah resting on my doctor’s orders,” the singer-songwriter said in his own Facebook message, labeled “A message from Gregg.” He went on: “I want to thank you for all the love that you are sending. Looking forward to seeing everyone again. Keep Rockin’.” The 69-year-old rocker has been battling largely undisclosed health issues in the past few years, keeping many of the details surrounding the. »


- Meriah Doty

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Ron Howard Mourns Erin Moran: ‘It’s Been a Rough Time’ (Video)

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Ron Howard took a moment to remember his late “Happy Days” co-star Erin Moran, while on “The Talk” Monday afternoon. “What a great, irrepressible spirit, you know, and a wonderful talent, and you know she was always the kid on the set,” the filmmaker said on the CBS talk show. Howard, who played Richie, older brother to Moran’s Joanie on the sitcom, admitted the actress’ death Saturday “really did hit hard,” coming on the heels of some other hard deaths in his life. Also Read: Erin Moran, Star of 'Happy Days' and 'Joanie Loves Chachi,' »


- Linda Ge

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Elton John Cancels Upcoming Performances Due to ‘Potentially Deadly’ Illness

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Elton John has canceled a string of concert dates after contracting a “harmful and unusual bacterial infection” during his recent tour in South America. John’s April/May performances of “The Million Dollar Piano” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace has been canceled, as well as a May 6 performance in Bakersfield, California. According to a statement from John’s reps that was obtained by TheWrap, the musician became “violently ill” during a return flight from Santiago, Chile and was admitted to a hospital in the UK where he was treated for a “rare and potentially deadly” infection. Also Read: Inside Elton John's $7 Million. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Black-Owned Hair Care Company Apologizes for Ad With White Woman: ‘We Really F-ed This One Up’

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Shea Moisture released a statement of apology and decided to pull their most recent ad after the company was heavily criticized for excluding their core audience and including white women instead. “Wow, okay — so guys, listen, we really f-ed this one up,” the black-owned hair-care company wrote on its Facebook page. “Please know that our intention was not — and would never be — to disrespect our community, and as such, we are pulling this piece immediately because it does not represent what we intended to communicate.” The hair care company, founded in 1912 by Liberian immigrants, came under fire after »

- Rasha Ali

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‘Hell or High Water’ Stars Chris Pine and Ben Foster Reunite With Director for Netflix’s ‘Outlaw King’

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After thrilling critics and indie film fans with the Best Picture Oscar-nominated “Hell or High Water,” director David Mackenzie and stars Chris Pine and Ben Foster are on the verge of reuniting for a Netflix project that will take them from the small towns of Texas to the cold highlands of Scotland. The project, titled “Outlaw King,” will be written and directed by Mackenzie in his first major project since wrapping “Hell or High Water.”  The film will tell the tale of Robert the Bruce, a famed Scottish monarch who to this day is a national hero for leading the Scots. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Steve Harvey’s New Syndicated Daytime Show Sets Fall Premiere Date

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Steve Harvey’s new syndicated daytime talk show, “Steve,” has set a premiere date of Tuesday, Sept. 5, producers announced Monday. The veteran host, who is retiring his previous daytime talker “Steve Harvey” after five years, will relocate to the West Coast to shoot the new series on the Universal lot. “Steve” will air on NBC-owned affiliates along with other stations covering 95 percent of U.S. TV households. Also Read: 'Showtime at the Apollo' Picked Up to Series by Fox Harvey will produce along with Img, along with with executive producers Shane Farley (“The Voice,” “VH1s “Big Morning Buzz”), Gerald Washington (“Steve Harvey, »


- Thom Geier

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Uc Berkeley Sued Over Ann Coulter’s Postponed Visit

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Two groups that booked conservative commentator Ann Coulter to speak at the University of California at Berkeley filed a lawsuit on Monday after the school postponed her appearance. The Young America’s Foundation and the Berkeley College Republicans claim the school violated their free speech rights when it announced Thursday that it had reversed its earlier decision to cancel Coulter’s April 27 appearance, and will now allow her to speak at the school on May 2. Coulter has said she will speak at Berkeley on Thursday, regardless of the university’s move to reschedule her appearance. Berkeley’s president and other »


- Brian Flood

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iHeartRadio Parent May Not Survive One More Year as ‘Going Concern’

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iHeartMedia, the parent company of iHeartRadio, the largest operator of radio stations in the U.S., may not survive another year in business, the company announced in a Thursday SEC filing. “Management anticipates that our financial statements to be issued for the three months ended March 31, 2017, will include disclosure indicating there will be substantial doubt as to our ability to continue as a going concern for a period of 12 months following the date the first quarter 2017 financial statements are issued,” the statement said. iHeartMedia, which was known as Clear Channel Communications until 2014, owns more than 850 Am and FM »

- Matt Pressberg

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Unapologetic Rihanna Responds to ‘Haters’ With Another Queen Photoshop

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Rihanna hasn’t backed off after facing backlash for superimposing Queen Elizabeth II’s head over her racy ensembles over the weekend — instead the pop star has doubled down, sharing another similar photo on her Instagram Monday. The latest image sees Rihanna‘s face in a Dior ad replaced with that of the British monarch. The cheeky captions reads: “haters will say it’s photoshop.” Also Read: Rihanna Photoshops Queen Elizabeth II's Head Onto Her Body (Photos) A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on Apr 24, 2017 at 6:27am Pdt On Sunday, Rihanna sent her 52.5 million Instagram followers into a »


- Nigel M. Smith

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Scott Baio on Erin Moran’s Death: ‘You Do Drugs or Drink, You’re Gonna Die’

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Scott Baio had a blunt response to former “Happy Days” co-star Erin Moran’s death on Monday, telling “The Bernie and Sid” show on Wabc radio: “For me, you do drugs or drink, you’re gonna die.” His comments came two days after Baio, who also starred opposite Moran on spinoff hit “Joanie Loves Chachi,” offered sympathy over his co-star’s death at 56 in a heartfelt Twitter post, saying: “May people remember Erin for her contagious smile, warm heart, and animal loving soul. I always hoped she could find peace in her life. God has you now, Erin. My sincere condolences. »


- Debbie Emery

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Shea Moisture Under Fire For New Ad Featuring White Women

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Update: Black-owned hair company has since issued an apology. This week’s major company advertisement flub: Shea Moisture. The hair care company is under fire after releasing a new advertisement that features white women who experience “hair hate” and have come to finally love their hair thanks to Shea Moisture products. The hair care line was founded by two Liberian refugees from Harlem, New York, in the 90’s and has since been associated almost exclusively with black hair. The release of the new ad has caused some people to think that Shea Moisture is abandoning its original target audience and trying too hard to. »

- Rasha Ali

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Lawsuit: Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes and Fox News Execs Online-Harassed Andrea Tantaros

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Andrea Tantaros, a former host of the Fox show “The Five,” has filed a new lawsuit against former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and other executives, claiming that an extensive online harassment campaign had been waged against her. The suit also mentions recently-ousted Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, claiming that he and Ailes were “supported by a cabal of senior executives” in their “highly complex and extremely high-tech” criminal conduct. The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan Federal Court on Monday, charges the Fox News network, former CEO Roger Ailes, co-president Bill Shine, PR executive Irena Briganti, and social-media consultant Peter Snyder for “digital character. »


- Ashley Boucher

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‘Fargo’ Season 3 Premiere Breaks Into 3 Million Viewers’ Homes

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Has “Fargo” still got it? You betcha. Over three days of viewing, the Season 3 telecast of FX’s Noah Hawley series brought in 3 million total viewers — that’s 8 percent better than last year’s 2.78 million. There was a downside: This season’s premiere was down 2 percent among adults 18-49. But the 1.06 million viewers in that age range was good enough to rank the show fifth for the night across cable. Also Read: 'Fargo' Season 3: Can You Really Make Six Figures Playing Bridge? This week’s episode, “The Principle of Restricted Choice,” sees Gloria dealing with the aftermath of a crime. »


- Tony Maglio

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Trump Jokes About Firing Nikki Haley – in Front of Nikki Haley (Video)

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President Trump on Monday joked that U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley can “easily be replaced.” He made the remark during lunch with ambassadors of countries on the U.N. Security Council. “Now does everybody like Nikki? ‘Cause if you don’t… otherwise she could easily be replaced,” Trump said to awkward laughter, with Haley in the room. He continued: “We won’t do that. I promise we won’t do that. She’s doing a fantastic job.” The president legitimately appeared to be joking this time, but Haley and Trump have an interesting history. Also Read: »


- Brian Flood

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Larry David Slams ‘Seinfeld’ Investor Steve Bannon for ‘Profiting From the Work of Industrious Jews!’

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Steve Bannon’s strange connection to “Seinfeld” is one of the most Google-able bits of trivia about the senior Trump adviser’s past. And as a New Yorker profile Monday revealed that “Seinfeld” co-creator Larry David is very unhappy that the former Breitbart News boss benefited financially from the show’s success. “I don’t think I ever heard of him until he surfaced with the Trump campaign and I had no idea that he was profiting from the work of industrious Jews!” David said in the profile, which explores Bannon’s early years in Hollywood, before he became a conservative media executive and Trump. »


- Tim Molloy

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Barbra Streisand Turns 75: Her 15 Most Scathing Trump Tweets (Photos)

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It’s Barbra Streisand’s 75th birthday. Amidst promoting her latest album “Encore” and being a celebrity badass, she somehow manages to hop on Twitter and roast Trump almost on the daily. So happy birthday, Babs! We’re celebrating with 15 of your most hilarious mean Trump tweets. Back in September, when we still had hope, Streisand took shots when many were critiquing Hillary Clinton’s health against the Donald’s. She has been kind enough to remind Trump of his running opponent. She even uses memes. Streisand attacked Trump’s wealth, which seems to be one of the only things he cares about. »


- Ashley Boucher

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Taye Diggs Wears Famed Cone Bra, Vogues to Madonna on ‘Lip Sync Battle’ (Video)

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Taye Diggs channels his inner Madonna on Thursday’s episode of “Lip Sync Battle.” In a new preview clip released by Spike, the “Empire” star dons a corset, complete with famous cone bra, and a blonde wig to perform Madge’s 1990 hit single “Vogue” alongside a handful of appropriately costumed backup dancers. Diggs will compete against R&B singer Ne-Yo in the episode. Also Read: Paramount Network Announces First Programming Slate, Renews 'Lip Sync Battle' “Lip Sync Battle” was recently renewed for a fourth season, which will premiere on the newly launched Paramount Network in 2018. The series is »


- Reid Nakamura

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Obama Skips the Trump Jabs in Return to Public Eye

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Former President Barack Obama refrained from jabs at his successor, Donald Trump, in his first public remarks post-presidency on Monday when speaking to young leaders at the University of Chicago. Obama instead said the most important thing he can do now is to “prepare the next generation of leadership.” Obama was in good spirits, joking about his age and laughing with many of the young speakers. “This community taught me that ordinary people, when working together, can do extraordinary things,” Obama said during his opening remarks. “This community taught me that everybody has a story to tell that is important. »


- Brian Flood

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Trump Pins 100-Day Plan He Put Out on ‘Somebody’ Else

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When asked by the Associated Press on Friday whether he should be held accountable to the 100-day plan promoted during his campaign, President Donald Trump said that “somebody put out the concept of a hundred-day plan.” But a look back at his campaign shows that “somebody” is Trump, and he has failed to carry out most of that plan. The Washington Post‘s fact checkers looked into the “somebody” cited by Trump, showing that Potus was, indeed, referring to himself. WaPo fact checkers also combed through the comprehensive 100-day plan Trump outlined at an October campaign rally in Gettysburg, Pa, »


- Jeremy Fuster

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