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R. Kelly Indicted On 10 Felony Counts Of Aggravated Sexual Abuse With Minors

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R. Kelly Indicted On 10 Felony Counts Of Aggravated Sexual Abuse With Minors
Updated with details from news conference, 1: 33 Pm: Rumors about R. Kelly and underage girls have swirled since the 1990s, and today the singer is facing a 10-count grand jury indictment of aggravated criminal sexual assault involving minors in Illinois.

Robert Kelly is in police custody, and Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said in a news conference today that the singer is expected to appear in count Saturday afternoon for a bond hearing.

The indictment comes after interest is the case was reignited by the documentary series Surviving R. Kelly, which Lifetime aired to strong ratings in January, and a claim by Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti that he has uncovered a video showing Kelly involved in sex acts with a 14-year-old girl.

In response to press inquiries, attached is a stmt regarding our work on the R. Kelly matter since April, including the discovery of new critical video evidence establishing his guilt.
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Jussie Smollett Removed From Final ‘Empire’ Season 5 Episodes Following Arrest

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Jussie Smollett Removed From Final ‘Empire’ Season 5 Episodes Following Arrest
Jussie Smollett has been removed from the final Season 5 episodes of the Fox series “Empire” in the wake of his arrest Thursday morning.

“The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us” said series executives Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brett Mahoney, Brian Grazer, Sanaa Hamri, Francie Calfo and Dennis Hammer. “Jussie has been an important member of our ‘Empire’ family for the past five years and we care about him deeply. While these allegations are very disturbing, we are placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out. We are also aware of the effects of this process on the cast and crew members who work on our show and to avoid further disruption on set, we have decided to remove the role of ‘Jamal’ from the final two episodes of the season.”

Fox had previously issued multiple statements in support of Smollett,
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Jussie Smollett Returns To ‘Empire’ Set After Bail Hearing

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Jussie Smollett Returns To ‘Empire’ Set After Bail Hearing
Jussie Smollett, the Empire star who was arrested Thursday on a felony charge in the wake of allegedly planning a January attack on himself, went directly to the Fox series’ Chicago set after his bail hearing this afternoon, Deadline has confirmed.

Smollett was released on $100,000 bail and had his passport revoked during the court appearance. His defense lawyers insisted during the hearing that Smollett needed to get back to work on Empire, which was continuing production today.

What he will do there — today, or going forward — remains unclear. Smollett’s upcoming scenes on Empire were reduced or cut amid the investigation, so it’s not clear if he will get back in front of the camera anytime soon. Producer 20th Century Fox TV and Fox Entertainment issued a statement today saying “We understand the seriousness of this matter and we respect the legal process. We are evaluating the situation and we are considering our options.
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Season 2 of The Haunting of Hill House Is a Go! Here's When You Can Expect It on Netflix

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In news that will absolutely delight all the demons and ghosts currently hiding under your bed, The Haunting of Hill House has officially been green-lit for a second season! Netflix announced the news on Thursday, revealing that showrunner Mike Flanagan and his longtime creative partner Trevor Macy have been given a production deal for a number of series at the streaming platform, including a second season of the anthology. The real question is: when will The Haunting of Hill House season two actually hit Netflix?

So far, details about the second installment are relatively scarce, but we do have a few important shreds of information. For starters, season two will premiere at some point in 2020. Will Netflix keep with tradition and wait until early October 2020 to give us the new episodes, since season one premiered on Oct. 12, 2018? Or will it arrive a bit earlier, maybe toward the Spring,
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Clark Gable's Grandson, Cheaters Host Clark James Gable, Dies at 30

Clark Gable's Grandson, Cheaters Host Clark James Gable, Dies at 30
Clark Gable‘s grandson, Clark James Gable, was found dead on Friday morning. He was 30.

The actor, who was also known as Clark Gable III, was found unresponsive, according to his sister Kayley Gable on Facebook.

“My brother was found unresponsive this morning by his fiancé and didn’t wake up,” she wrote. “I Love You Clarkie I’m so sorry we couldn’t save you my heart is broken and shattered Rip.”

His mother, Tracy Yarro Scheff, also confirmed the news on Instagram, writing, “It’s is with an extremely heavy heart we say goodbye to my beautiful son Clark.
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The 25 Best Horror Movies on Netflix in March

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When it comes to horror movies, there's plenty of creativity to be found. Although the general structure is the same - innocent (or not so innocent) people see or do something that leads them down a dark and terrifying path - the details vary widely. Some movies have even managed to combine other genres with horror - even comedy! Netflix has a wide selection of horror movies in its library, both originals and licensed titles, and a handful of new titles are set to join the streaming platform in March 2019. Ahead, take a look at 25 of the best horror movies available on Netflix for your next fright night.
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Everything to Know About WWE's Paige, Whose Amazing Story Inspired Dwayne Johnson's New Movie

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WWE’s Paige is used to battling it out in the ring. And now her story arrives on the big screen in Fighting with My Family thanks to fellow former WWE star Dwyane Johnson, who produced and appears in the movie.

“It all started with Dwayne,” Paige tells People of the film, in which Florence Pugh plays her. “I didn’t know it was going to be made the day of Wrestlemania 2014. I get a text on my phone, ‘Hey, it’s DJ. I would love to talk to you at some point today.’ I didn’t know who D.
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Rather Than Fighting the Hulk, Chris Hemsworth Will Play Him - Hulk Hogan, That Is

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Rather Than Fighting the Hulk, Chris Hemsworth Will Play Him - Hulk Hogan, That Is
Chris Hemsworth is headed to the wrestling ring! The 35-year-old actor has signed on to play WWE icon Hulk Hogan in an upcoming biopic that's being directed by Todd Phillips and written by Scott Silver. Phillips will also produce the project, alongside Hemsworth and Bradley Cooper - with whom Phillips shares production company Joint Effort - as well as Spotlight's Michael Sugar, and Eric Bischoff.

The biopic will retell the life story of Hogan - born Terry Gene Bollea - and his ascent to the top as one of the world's most well-known wrestlers and head of "Hulkamania." He was an especially notable figure in the late 1970s and '80s and gained popularity through the World Wrestling Federation (now known as the WWE) with his flamboyant fighting style and signature moves. He was also involved in a major sex scandal with the wife of a friend, which led to a million-dollar lawsuit.
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30 New and Returning Netflix Series That We'll Be Streaming All Through March

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It's always sad to say goodbye to old Netflix programming each month, but it's made easier when there's a bunch of great shows that will soon be available. From new seasons of some of Netflix's best original shows to brand-new shows (including a witchy teen series that's giving us serious Chilling Adventures of Sabrina vibes), there's plenty to be excited about this March. Check out the gallery for all of the new and returning series coming to Netflix in March and get ready to binge!
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Ryan Murphy Has Announced a Brand-New Netflix Show, and It's All About . . . Hollywood?

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Ryan Murphy Has Announced a Brand-New Netflix Show, and It's All About . . . Hollywood?
It's been a good year since Ryan Murphy signed his huge Netflix deal, and now we have proof that quite a lot has been going on behind the scenes. In addition to the comedy series The Politician and the terrifying prequel Ratched, The Hollywood Reporter has unveiled yet another show called Hollywood. What's more, we already have a good indicator that the show is going to be great: Murphy is cocreating it with his longtime partner Ian Brennan, with whom he made Glee and Scream Queens.

So what, exactly, will it be about? THR reports that the series will be a "love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown." This could mean it will follow in the glorious, glamorous footsteps of Feud: Bette and Joan, which certainly took us back to a bygone Hollywood era. We'd love more of that sharp comedic bite anyway. As for the other details such as characters,
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Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid Bring the Star Power to the Versace Show

Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid Bring the Star Power to the Versace Show
Milan Fashion Week is heating up! Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid all made their way down the catwalk at the Fall 2019 Versace fashion show during Milan Fashion Week on Friday. Irina ShaykStephanie Seymour and Kaia Gerber also made head turns with runway walks during the big show.  The supermodels also showed off all their backstage fun on Instagram. They were seen hanging together sporting matching jackets with their names adorned on the back as they prepared to walk the catwalk. But, they were not the only celebrities bringing the star power to the iconic brand's fashion show. Liam Payne, who is rumored to be romancing Naomi Campbell,...
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16 Netflix Original Films That Are Required Watching This March

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A new month is almost here, which means a whole new batch of Netflix original films will soon be available to stream. This month's offerings include a cartel thriller with an insanely stacked cast, a wild Mötley Crüe biopic that might just rival Bohemian Rhapsody, and the most expensive Malaysian film ever made, as well as films from France, Mexico, Spain, Japan, India, Malawi, and more. If you're looking for a good excuse (or 16 good excuses) to cancel all of your plans this March, read on to see all the movies you need to check out next month.

Related: 31 of the Best Movies on Netflix Right Now
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Rihanna Has Basketball on the Brain During Date Night With Hassan Jameel

Rihanna Has Basketball on the Brain During Date Night With Hassan Jameel
Welcome to the Lake Show featuring special guest Rihanna. Just one day after celebrating her 31st birthday, the music superstar headed to the Staples Center in Los Angeles for a date night with boyfriend Hassan Jameel. Instead of sitting front row and courtside with her favorite players, the "Umbrella" singer decided to cheer on the Los Angeles Lakers from a suite alongside her closest friends. In pictures obtained by E! News, Rihanna sported a LeBron James jersey as she let her hair down and completed her look with denim jeans and plenty of blinged out accessories. As for Hassan, he couldn't help but smile as his leading lady watched the Lakers come back and beat the Houston Rockets 111...
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R. Kelly Has Been Indicted and Charged With Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse

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R. Kelly Has Been Indicted and Charged With Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse
After nearly two decades of sexual abuse allegations, R. Kelly has been charged. According to the Chicago Tribune, on Feb. 22 the musician was officially indicted on multiple counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse based on court records. "The four separate indictments charged Kelly with a combined 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse occurring between 1998 and 2010. Three of the indictments refer to minors who were aged 13 to 16 at the time of the alleged sexual misconduct," the site reported. The news was confirmed on Friday when Chicago's Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx addressed the media.

In January, Lifetime's documentary series Surviving R. Kelly exposed the horrific never-before-heard stories about the singer's alleged abuse, and it shed more light on the #MuteRKelly movement, started in 2017. Musicians like Lady Gaga, who worked with R. Kelly in the past, spoke out condemning his actions and boycotting his music.

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Meghan and Harry's New Home Has a Fascinating History

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When they're not packing their royal diaries with engagements or enjoying the final months of their first pregnancy, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are busy getting ready for another major change. Meghan and Harry are about to leave London and move into Frogmore Cottage near Windsor Castle. Their new home is a small part of the vast estate that spreads out from the ancient royal home, while the area of it known as Frogmore has centuries of royal connections, which is why it might surprise you to find out that Harry and Meghan will be the first of the younger generation of royals to settle down there.

The couple have already shown how much they love Frogmore by posing for their official engagement portraits there and then holding their evening reception at the grand, 17th century house, which dominates this part of the Windsor estate.

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The Very Intense Way The Masked Singer Contestants Keep Their Identities a Secret

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The Very Intense Way The Masked Singer Contestants Keep Their Identities a Secret
All but three of the celebrities competing on The Masked Singer have been unveiled so far, which begs the question: how has the Fox reality show managed to keep the identities of the competitors a secret all this time? In an age of social media leaks, sneaky cell phone photos, and even audience members with big mouths, it's shocking that the network hasn't experienced a premature reveal yet.

While The Masked Singer hasn't gone to the lengths Game of Thrones has quite yet - self-destructing scripts are a bit much, no? - the singing competition is still on high alert, and has a set of rules to make sure the stars who perform on stage under those outlandish costumes stay anonymous.

"We take no chances and assume everyone is a spy," host Nick Cannon said in a recently released video detailing the show's "costume and security protocol." He goes on
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Before He Was a Backstreet Boy, Kevin Richardson Met His Wife at the Happiest Place on Earth

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Quite a few of the Backstreet Boys met their wives through the group, but Kevin Richardson actually met his before he was a boy-bander. Before rising to fame with Bsb, the singer met his wife Kristin when he was still working at Disney World in 1993; Kevin played Aladdin, while Kristin was Belle from Beauty and the Beast. After almost seven years of dating, the couple announced their engagement on MTV in February 2000 and married in June 2000 in Kentucky.

Since then, the couple has expanded their family and have two sons: Mason, who was born in July 2007, and Maxwell, who was born in July 2013. While they have given us plenty glimpses of their love over the years, they also share some adorable family photos on social media. See some of their best moments ahead!

Related: The 5 Lucky Ladies Who Married the Backstreet Boys
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Ice Cube, LL Cool J Get Billion Dollar Backing In Quest to Buy Sports TV Stations

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Ice Cube, LL Cool J Get Billion Dollar Backing In Quest to Buy Sports TV Stations
Ice Cube and LL Cool J just got major reinforcements in the pursuit of sports TV supremacy -- we're told they just secured several Billion dollar commitments in their push to buy a group of regional sports channels.  As we previously reported, the rap legends are part of a powerful group -- including the BIG3 and billionaire Alex and Ani jewelry founder Carolyn Rafaelian-- looking to bid on a block of 22 regional sports channels, including the Yes Network.
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Loved Vice? Check Out Christian Bale's Other Movies on Netflix

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Loved Vice? Check Out Christian Bale's Other Movies on Netflix
After his gripping performance in this year's Academy Award-nominated movie Vice, we almost forgot that Christian Bale not only looks nothing like Dick Cheney but also has quite the acting résumé. Actually, sometimes we even have a tough time remembering that he's British.

While we wait to see whether or not Bale will get the chance to make another startling acceptance speech, we have been checking out the actor's other notable films. Thankfully, Netflix makes it easy with several enticing options.
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