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R&B singer R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex scandal
R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday, following the multi-platinum R&B singer’s conviction for exploiting his fame and wealth for decades to lure underage women and girls into his orbit for sex. The sentence came nine months after Kelly, 55, was found guilty of racketeering and sex crimes, in a trial that amplified the charges that had dogged the ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ singer. Grammy winner, for two decades.
One minute with: Chris Pratt, Jack Carr and Constance Wu on “The Terminal List”
Hollywood actor Chris Pratt brings author Jack Carr’s bestseller “The Terminal List” to the small screen this week in a new TV adaptation of the first novel in the best-selling book series. The ‘Jurassic World’ star plays Navy SEAL officer James Reece who tries to find out why his former platoon was ambushed during a botched mission.
Universal Music acquires the catalog of “Cosmik Debris” guitarist Frank Zappa
Universal Music Group on Thursday announced an agreement to acquire rock guitarist and composer Frank Zappa’s catalog of music, recordings and film archives for an undisclosed amount. Big name artists such as Bob Dylan, Sting and Neil Diamond have recently sold their catalogs to music labels, helping them generate more revenue through licensing, brand deals and royalties.
New documentary ‘The Princess’ immerses audiences in Diana’s story
Oscar-nominated director Ed Perkins sifted through hundreds of hours of Princess Diana footage looking for moments he hoped would provide a new perspective on her life and public image, 25 years after her death. Her new film ‘The Princess’ relies entirely on archival footage to trace Diana’s life from a shy teenager to her death on August 31, 1997, aged 36, and the scenes of grief. unprecedented that followed.
Kanye West Sued for Alleging Illegal Sample on ‘Donda 2’
Rapper, producer and entrepreneur Kanye West, who legally changed his name to Ye last year, was sued on Wednesday for allegedly sampling a song by musician Marshall Jefferson without permission. Ultra International Music Publishing LLC said https://tmsnrt.rs/3ubVFPi “Flowers” from West’s “Donda 2” album includes a snippet of Jefferson’s 1986 dance song “Move Your Body” which is repeated at the minus 22 times.
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