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TV Psychic, Miss Cleo, Dead at 53: “Valiant battle with cancer”

Miss Cleo, iconic face and voice of the Psychic Readers Network in the ’90s, has died at the age of 53, reports confirm. A representative of the television psychic, born Youree Harris, told Fox411 that Harris died following a “valiant battle with cancer in Palm Beach, Florida, surrounded by family and close friends.” According to TMZ, sources stated Harris was originally diagnosed with colon cancer and it s ...

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Forbes Magazine Confirms Dwayne Johnson is the Highest Paid Actor in the World

Nationwide — Actor Dwayne Johnson, who started out as “The Rock” in the world of professional wrestling, is now the world’s highest paid actor. According to Forbes Celebrity 100, he has raked in $64.5 million already this year, making him the king of Hollywood. Johnson, who attributes his success to his “extreme work ethic”, won a total of 17 championships as a wrestler and thus is no stranger to success. H ...

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U.S. Olympic Champion Gabby Douglas Gets Her Very Own Barbie Doll

  Gabby Douglas has two gold Olympic medals to her name, multiple world championships, and now her very own look-a-like Barbie doll. She is currently training for the upcoming Olympics in Brazil, and toy maker, Mattel, decided to celebrate her success at the U.S. gymnastics team’s trials with a Barbie of her likeness. She told People magazine, “I’m so excited. My older sister and I used to play with Ba ...

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Beaches Jazz Fest Energizes Sweltering Fans

By David Wright - This past Sunday, the 16th annual Jacksonville Beach jazz festival opened with musician and trumpeter Isaac Byrd. Isaac has produced three CD’s with his music group Beginnings and Meek by Isaac Byrd Jr. and Tribe Judah. His latest CD is entitled, “One Life” which was released two months ago. The talented musician energized the crowd and even though the weather was hot, concert goers enjoye ...

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Bill Cosby Will Stand Trial for Sexual Assault Charges

A judge in Pennsylvania has denied a last-ditch effort by Bill Cosby's lawyers to have criminal sexual assault charges dismissed. That means Cosby will face the charges in court. Cosby's attorneys were back in court Thursday hoping for a chance to cross-examine his accuser, Andrea Constand, before trial — and to get the case thrown out. At this point, only a statement from Constand has been read in court. P ...

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Gladys Knight’s Restaurants are in Receivership

By Frederick H. Lowe Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles, an Atlanta-area restaurant chain co-founded by singer Gladys Knight and operated by her son, Shanga Ali Hankerson, has agreed to go into receivership under state supervision, William Gaston, spokesman for the Georgia Department of Revenue, said on Wednesday a day after the department closed Knight’s restaurants for failure to pay $650,000 in sales an ...

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Whitney Houston’s Valuables to be Auctioned in Dallas

From left: Whitney Houston toured so much that her passport had to have pages added to it; A pair of game-worn shoes that Michael Jordan presented to Whitney Houston; and leather jacket personalized with Whitney Houston’s nickname, Nippy.  by Mike McGee The Dallas Examiner During Whitney Houston’s 30-year career the singer earned numerous Grammy awards, an Emmy and took home multiple platinum albums. Her pa ...

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Blacks and Hamilton Win Big at Tony Awards

Clockwise from top left: Renée Elise Goldsberry, Daveed Diggs, Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom Jr. (Credit Photographs by Sara Krulwich/The New York Times) By Michael Paulson, nytimes.com “Hamilton,” an improbable hip-hop musical about America’s first Treasury secretary, completed its rapturous march across America’s awards landscape on Sunday, picking up Broadway’s highest honor: the Tony Award for best new ...

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Andre 3000: On Prince, Sex and Why he Stopped Being Vegan

Listed as one of the best rappers of 2000, Andre Lauren Benjamin, better known as Andre’ 3000 or Andre’ Three Stacks, is a father, songwriter, actor and even an entrepreneur. He started a clothing line in 2008 called Bixby. Even though the 41-year-old is far from old, he’s had the pleasure of experiencing a lot and is known as a trendsetter in many different arenas. Here’s Dre’s take on a few subjects: On G ...

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