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Wanda Chavarria slipped Mill (born Robert Rihmeek Williams) a note during his November 6, 2017 hearing, asking if he would help to fund her son's final college semester at Virginia Commonwealth University. Meek's lawyer is adamant that the judge is both prejudiced and unfair in her treatment towards him. TMZ reports that a court transcript of the hearing in question, which took place in Brinkley's private chambers, show that Brinkley was not the person who suggested Mill hire ...
  • Walmart targets Amazon's Kindle empire by selling Rakuten's Kobo ereaders

    Walmart targets Amazon's Kindle empire by selling Rakuten's Kobo ereaders

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    U.S. retail giant Walmart and Japanese internet titan Rakuten unveiled a strategic partnership which will include collaboration on digital books in the United States and grocery delivery in Japan. Under pressure from Amazon , Rakuten's e-commerce profits are stalling despite growing revenue, prompting it to search for new businesses. "As global leaders in e-commerce and offline shopping, Rakuten and Walmart are uniquely positioned to empower our customers around the world with innovative ...
  • Michigan State president Lou Anna Simon resigns

    Michigan State president Lou Anna Simon resigns

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    That led to many others making the same claims and to Nassar pleading guilty to seven counts of criminal sexual conduct. Nassar is now serving a 60-year sentence in federal prison for possession of child pornography. Former gymnast Mattie Larson revealed has she tried to give herself a concussion to avoid Larry Nassar , the USA Gymnastics physician who has pleaded guilty to harassing multiple women sexually.
  • Here's Who Has Won the Most Grammys Ever

    Here's Who Has Won the Most Grammys Ever

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    However, Menin said: "I don't think there is (a misunderstanding)". 1989 DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (aka Will Smith) win the first-ever rap Grammy for "Parents Just Don't Understand". Rapsody is also nominated for the Grammy for best rap album , for Laila's Wisdom . This year's Grammy duel between Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar won't be settled until Sunday.
  • The Internet Reacts to Death of Ursula K. Le Guin

    The Internet Reacts to Death of Ursula K. Le Guin

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    Le Guin's first published novel was the relatively straightforward SF fantasy Rocannon's World in 1966, and between then and her final book, 2017's appropriately-titled non-fiction collection No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters , she published in the region of 70 titles.
  • North Korea at the PyeongChang Olympics is Just Politics

    North Korea at the PyeongChang Olympics is Just Politics

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    North Korea's external publicity outlet, "Joseon Today" shows North Korean citizens skiing at Masikryong Ski Resort on January 22. In a recent poll, 73 percent of South Koreans said they saw no need for a combined team . The women's ice hockey team will be created by adding 12 players and one official from North Korea to the existing South Korean Olympic squad of 23 players, the IOC said.
  • Jane Fonda Criticized by Megyn Kelly Over Interview Complaints

    Jane Fonda Criticized by Megyn Kelly Over Interview Complaints

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    Kelly went months without responding to Fonda's clear issue with the question, but ultimately chose to react to what she called Fonda's "poor-me routine" because Fonda won't let it go. How "inappropriate" is it to ask about plastic surgery when you're talking to a woman who was promoting a film about aging? "The host said she'd grown tired of Fonda's "'poor-me' routine", and she insisted that Fonda can not have "an honest discussion" about aging without addressing her own surgeries.
  • Jennifer Lawrence nominated for Worst Actress

    Jennifer Lawrence nominated for Worst Actress

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    Even Anthony Hopkins received a nomination for not just one but two of his roles this year ( Collide and Transformers: The Last Knight ). The formerly Oscar-buzzy mother! earned Worst Actress and Worst Director nominations for Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky , respectively.
  • Government shutdown won't close National Parks

    Government shutdown won't close National Parks

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    Barricades were placed around memorials, and veterans who had traveled to see monuments were kept out. This time around, Trump administration spokespeople say they want public lands to remain as accessible as possible. "We have roughly about 180 permanent employees during this time of year, and we're only going to have about 30 that will remain working during the shutdown - and those are primarily responsible for visitors safe", Soehn said.
  • Chicago West to get sandwich named after her

    Chicago West to get sandwich named after her

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    Just before the arrival of Chicago , Kim went on Ellen DeGeneres' chat show and admitted that she hadn't decided on a name, "We're freaking out, we have no name", she admitted. Should Kim and Kanye have paid their surrogate more? However, instead of forcing Kardashian and West to purchase the username from him, Wyatt told TMZ he'd be willing to hand it over if they ask.
  • Conte defends Chelsea amid surprise Carroll & Crouch links

    Conte defends Chelsea amid surprise Carroll & Crouch links

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    The Di Marzio report also suggests that the Capital club may also try and include Michy Batshuayi in the deal seeing as his Chelsea career looks dead in the water - but that remains to be seen as of yet. More than in other countries. At the same time, it's very hard to fight and find a place in the top four. Two seasons ago, Liverpool were out and Chelsea finished 10th.
  • Pelosi to Guest Judge 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

    Pelosi to Guest Judge 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

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    Senate Minority Leader Pelosi, who has an infallible record on supporting LGBT rights, will be joining Drag Race to offer her advice and guidance to the drag queen elite. Nancy Pelosi will join the third series of RuPaul's All Stars as a guest judge on the show. Thursday, VH1 announced the boldface names who will be casting a critical eye at All Stars .
  • Cardi B Inks Movie Deal

    Cardi B Inks Movie Deal

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    Cardi B , born Belcalis Almanzar , is the first woman and the third act to have five songs on the chart in a span of one week. Continuing her hot streak, Cardi B has inked her first movie deal . " Bodak Yellow " remained in the top spot for six consecutive weeks. On Jan. 13 the " Bodak Yellow " singer was tied with Beyoncé with four singles on the chart at the same time.
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi cast roast men-only fan edit

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi cast roast men-only fan edit

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    One of the major complaints of " The Last Jedi " amongst fans is that cliffhangers in " The Force Awakens ", which so many speculated about for the past two years, were dealt with nonchalantly - and some were downright silly. Could we see something like that in the next episode? Movies. Death. writer Priscilla Page tweeted her reaction to it. In the recut, Leia just dies in space.
  • Remembering Dolores O'Riordan with the best of The Cranberries

    Remembering Dolores O'Riordan with the best of The Cranberries

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    On Tuesday (16Jan18), a police spokeswoman confirmed officers were not treating her death as suspicious and the case has now been passed on to a coroner. O'Riordan was born in Ballybricken, Co Limerick, in 1971, the youngest of seven children. "My prayers are with her family and loved ones". This is a family that will grieve deeply for Dolores in the same as others who lose loved ones.
  • Kristen Wiig to Star in Reese Witherspoon-Produced Comedy Series for Apple

    Kristen Wiig to Star in Reese Witherspoon-Produced Comedy Series for Apple

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    Inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld's upcoming short story collection YOU THINK IT, I'LL SAY IT , the project will be produced by Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine banner. She will exec produce alongside Witherspoon, her Hello Sunshine topper Lauren Neustadter and Wiig. This also marks Apple's first half-hour scripted comedy order.