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Hacked Sony Account Kills Britney Spears on Twitter

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Britney Spears fans were given a shock early on Monday after she was targeted in an online death hoax. The official Twitter account for Sony Music Global fell into the hands of hackers, who claimed the 35-year-old pop superstar had died. “Britney spears is dead by accident!,” read the first post. “We will tell you more soon #RIPBritney.” A follow-up ...

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New York Rapper Shot, Wounded Sitting in Car at Intersection

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NEW YORK — Authorities say rapper Troy Ave has been shot while sitting in his car at a Brooklyn intersection. Attorney Scott Lemon says his client, whose real name is Roland Collins, was on his way to visit family Sunday evening when he was shot twice. Police say the 31-year-old Collins was in a red Maserati when a man fired ...

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Reactions to the Death of Superstar Singer George Michael

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NEW YORK — Reactions to the death of singer George Michael: ___ “I have lost a beloved friend — the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family and all of his fans.” — Elton John, on Instagram. ___ “Farewell My Friend! … Another Great Artist leaves us.” — Madonna, on Twitter. ___ ...

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Wider Access to Lives Treaming Signals Growth of ‘in the Moment’ Video in 2017

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TORONTO — Oneika Raymond has spent years documenting her globetrotting adventures online, but the Canadian travel blogger says broadcasting her experiences live has brought a whole new dimension to digital storytelling. The Toronto-raised, New York-based Raymond has visited more than 90 countries and lived in London, France, Hong Kong and Mexico. In addition to publishing photos, articles and travel diaries, Raymond has ...

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‘Ottawa’ Rockettes’ Owners Say Attendance at Inauguration is a Choice

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NEW YORK — The Radio City Rockettes will be dancing at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration next month, but not everyone is kicking up their heels at the booking. One of the famed dancers took to Instagram to say she was “embarrassed and disappointed” by the gig, triggering calls for a boycott by some on social media. Critics have posted the ...

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‘Ottawa’ Kardashian-Chyna Reality Show Continues on Social Media

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LOS ANGELES — The night before the “Rob & Chyna” baby special premiered on E!, Rob Kardashian announced to his 8.2 million Instagram followers that his fiance and mother of their month-old daughter had abruptly left him and taken the baby with her. A few days later, Kardashian replaced those posts with various images of holiday-themed socks from his company. ...

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Delroy Lindo Helps Newark Mayor Feed Homeless

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NEWARK, N.J. — The mayor of New Jersey’s largest city has gotten an assist from actor Delroy Lindo in his efforts to feed the homeless. Lindo joined Newark Mayor Ras Baraka at a high school on Friday to feed residents as part of a program to bring holiday cheer. The event at Weequahic (wee-KWAY’-ick) High School featured sponsors from around ...

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Lena Dunham Wishes She’d Had an Abortion

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Actress Lena Dunham wishes she had personal experience of an abortion so she could use her celebrity platform to fight the stigma surrounding the procedure. The Girls star and staunch feminist is such a huge supporter of a woman’s right to choose whether or not to keep an unborn child, she would love to know what a forced termination feels ...

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Richard Marx Says He’s no ‘Big Hero’ After Plane Incident

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LOS ANGELES — Richard Marx says he wasn’t a hero for apparently intervening after an unruly passenger disrupted a Korean Air flight and had to be restrained. Marx and his wife, Daisy Fuentes, documented the incident on Facebook and Instagram on Tuesday. The “Right Here Waiting” singer and Fuentes, a former MTV VJ, were married last year. Fuentes wrote that ...

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Body Found Believed to be That of ex-reality Show Contestant

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LOS ANGELES — A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a woman believed to be a nurse and former reality TV show contestant has been found dead in a grave in his Los Angeles-area backyard, police said. Lisa Marie Naegle, 36, a nurse from San Pedro, was a losing contestant in 2010 on the show “Bridalplasty,” ...

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