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Rape acquittal row sidestepped at Birth Of A Nation premiere

The cast and crew did not give interviews.
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Fight For This Love singer's friends fear X Factor tears are sign of things to come
MANILA, Philippines — Car racing champion Marlon Stockinger broke his silence on dating rumors and admitted he is “seeing” Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach.
Rapper Cassper Nyovest may have dated his sweetheart Boity twice before but the rapper says that he's lost his chance to marry her and now someone else needs to. Any takers?
We’ve all heard the saying, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery," but is it really? Local rapper Solo, whose creativity was recently ripped off, believes so.
Bobby Vee got blasted into rock 'n' roll under the worst circumstances imaginable. He and his new band filled in for Buddy Holly on Feb. 4, 1959, the night after Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopp
You can take Green Day out of the arena but you can’t take the arena out of Green Day.        
President Barack Obama returned to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Monday night, and that means it’s time for another presidential edition of “Mean Tweets.”  That&rs
President Obama responds to "Mean Tweets," including one comparing him to the Sharknado movies.
Two Chicago-area singers battled each other on Monday's episode of "The Voice" for a spot in the live playoffs next month. And two Chicago-area singers emerged victorious. Dundee-Crown High School stu
A jury on Monday acquitted a man of stalking model and reality TV star Kendall Jenner and convicted him of trespassing at her secluded Hollywood Hill home
Former Lions wide receiver earned high scores for footwork; Rochester Hills’ Kramer narrowly avoids elimination        
Seven stars return to compete next week.
(Reuters) - Reality TV star Kim Kardashian on Monday dropped a defamation lawsuit against a website that claimed she staged an armed robbery in Paris after the two sides resolved the issue, her lawyer
Lincoln Center Theater and Playwrights Horizons, two of New York's prime non-profits with well-earned reputations for quality plus numerous award-winners between them, both have intimate houses upstai
From modest ambitions, prison play Key Change soars above the razor wire.
Advisory: no spoilers on victims. As Walking Dead fans start to exhale after Sunday's brutal season 7 opener, here's an incidental random thought: It may also have been the moment at which the show p
In the middle of the 20th century there was probably no idea more romantic than that of the open road — a physical and psychological space that seemed to beckon everyone across America, from nucle
(Reuters) - Reality TV star Kim Kardashian on Monday dropped a U.S. defamation lawsuit against a website for claiming she had staged an armed robbery in Paris.
Movie review of “Miss Hokusai”: This exquisitely rendered anime movie tells the tale of a gifted female artist living in the shadow of her famous father in 19th-century Japan. Rating: 3.5 stars out o
Movie review of “Closet Monster”: This quirky, homoerotic coming-of-age tale from Canada is surprisingly tense and entertaining. Rating: 3 stars out of 4.
Author and TV host chats at the Fox Theatre on Sunday and has plans for an upcoming ‘historical’ project in Detroit        
(Reuters) - "Doctor Strange," the latest superhero to dominate the big screen, is taking Walt Disney Co's Marvel universe in an unconventional direction, lead star Benedict Cumberbatch said on Monday.
More than 1,200 people descended on Washington Depot, Conn. (pop. 3,600) to meet the show’s supporting cast, watch episodes and knit.
Singer Zach Williams walked away from a life of drugs, destruction and rock 'n' roll and is now helping others to break free from the chains of bondage by leading them to Jesus with his hit song "Chai
Singer Zach Williams walked away from a life of drugs, destruction and rock 'n' roll and is now helping others to break free from the chains of bondage by leading them to Jesus with his hit song "Chai
The African American Film Critics Assn. announced Monday the recipients of its annual Special Achievement Awards to be held in January. The honorees include directors Lee Daniels and Anthony Hemin
The series return was so shocking that this young girl broke into inconsolable sadness.
Pete Burns found fame when he formed Dead Or Alive.
The actress said she isn’t going to be weeping about her Strictly elimination.
This month's hottest celebrity pictures.
A little sex, a little violence, a lot of innuendo go into the musical “Murder Ballad,” on stage at West of Lenin through Nov. 13.
Michael Sheen wants more support for drama in the state school system.

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BRIEF-Nordnet Q3 net profit tops forecasts

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