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Jay Pharoah, late of 'SNL,' cast as lead in Showtime pilot

Pharoah has the lead in Jamie Foxx's White Famous , which is about "what it takes for an African American comedy star to become white famous ", said David Nevins, Showtime president and CEO. The project, produced by Showtime, Universal TV and True Jack Productions, is an "annual anthology" as each season will focus on a different protagonist's journey through modern dating and relationships.

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WWE Smackdown Live Open Discussion Thread 8/9/16

All we need are the Usos and all the Smackdown tag teams can be in this angle. - We're live from Bakersfield with Mauro Ranallo, David Otunga and JBL. Rhyno comes back with a belly to belly suplex. Aftermath: Eva Marie said she felt bad for Lynch. The referee calls for a towel to cover her up and she leaves the ring.

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USA men's team gets tested

After winning their first two games of the 2016 Olympics by a combined 101 points, Team USA faced their first real test of the summer; Australia. The United States men's basketball team defeated the Australian side 98-88 on Wednesday. Kevin Durant of United States goes to the basket against Cameron Bairstow of Australia during the Olympics group A match. But Bogut, despite being surprised by his own performance in just his third game back from a knee injury, wasn't all smiles.

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Celebrity Big Brother sparks 54 Ofcom complaints over full frontal nudity

Magazine Sharra Kyle said: "I've seen her having sex on Geordie Shore and all I can do is be there for her and support her". Lewis told Marnie: "I know I can be with you and I want to be with you. Lewis later clashed with Heavy D as he defended the honour of his romantic partner Marnie Simpson after Heavy D caught her hiding the empty remains of a bottle of wine she had stolen.

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Movie boss cribbed our look, Antwoord allege

In a lengthy text post , she describes Ayer as stealing the pair's signature black & white wall drawings, Ninja's trench coat and tattoos, her multiple wristwatch style and more. In the caption for the video , the Ugly Boy singer hit out against David , and branded him "two face" as well as telling him: "U aint down an u never will be".

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Twitter and BuzzFeed spar over harassment accusations

Sources have told BuzzFeed that Twitter employees quietly filtered tweets with abusive language for a Q&A session with President Obama, and potentially in another session with celebrity Caitlyn Jenner. "We need to do better". In July, it banned popular conservative journalist and provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos for allegedly coordinating abusive attacks on actress Leslie Jones.

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New Rogue One Trailer Drops Tomorrow, See Teaser Trailer Here

It's a smart move for both companies as the Olympics, which is still a ratings behemoth when it counts , will get even more eyes on the Star Wars hype, while NBC likely gains a new audience in Star Wars fans who normally wouldn't pay attention to the games.

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Rod Cost Yanks $317M for 1 World Series Title

When the New York Yankees stop paying designated hitter Alex Rodriguez when his contract is up, the team will have paid him more than $317 million, according to an analysis of Rodriguez's contract done by the Associated Press. "My job description is to try to win every game and to try to put everyone in the best possible position to do that, and that's what I'm trying to do".

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Here's what Jamie Dornan really thinks of social media

Orlando Bloom did it today without even needing to. "But I understand why", he continued. "That can be gratuitous and I don't agree with that", he told Vanity Fair . During an interview with ComingSoon.net, he called the situation "bloody awful" adding that he struggled to go back to work the following day. "Sex scenes are hard because you're simulating sex, and that's a very unusual way to spend the day", he added.

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Watch Christina Grimmie's First Posthumous Music Video, 'Snow White'

In the six-and-a-half-minute video, Grimmie plays the character Jessica Blue, who is struggling with her art and her boyfriend and looks to her friends for advice. It's been two months since Christina Grimmie was senselessly shot dead outside of her Orlando concert, but luckily her fans are still getting new ways to remember their idol.

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Ledecky anchors USA to gold in 4x200 free relay

Indeed, if any of our teams represents modern America, it may be the Final Five, so named because they are the last American women's gymnastics team lucky enough to call the retiring Martha Karolyi their coach, as well as the last gymnastics gold medal winners who will have five team members.

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Margot Robbie to Play a Trapeze Artist in Queen of the Air

Based on Dean N. Jensen's 2013 non-fiction book of the same name, the plot details Leitzel's "tragic romance with fellow acrobat Alfredo Codona". The Australian actress is set to play real-life trapeze artist Lillian Leitzel in Queen Of The Air , according to THR .

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Adele Surprised by Grammy-Nominated Jamie Grace in Concert

Now, Adele can be forgiven for not recognizing her fellow Grammy nominee. It turns out that Grace is a singer herself - the 24-year-old Atlanta, GA native was nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song in 2012, for the song, " Hold Me ", and was also nominated for a Billboard Music Award in the same year.

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Seth Rogen Gives His Take on 'The Interview' Sony Hack

Williams' weed habit led to a four-game suspension in 2004, which he served in 2005, and a full season suspension in 2006. He said they weren't sure if they protect the victim of the crime or do you do what the perpetrator of the crime was hoping they would do.

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Final Five and Phelps jolt Olympics to new highs

Russia, which wasn't sure it would even be included in the games until just days before the opening ceremonies, won silver. Her score was second only to teammate Simone Biles, who posted a 15.8. There's more gold to be won. The gymnasts entered the arena to loud cheers - particularly for Rebeca Andrade of Brazil. "She is a very intimidating lady", Biles told the AP .

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Olympics-After 112 years golf makes quiet return to Games

This has led to predictions that its return to the Olympic fold could be brief. The 45-minute conference featured questions ranging from golf's viability at the Olympics to the importance of the event to players - whose 2016 season includes the four major championships and 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine beginning September 27 in addition to the Olympics.

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Details about gold medalists the 'Final Five': USA women's Olympic gymnasts

Phelps has won this event at the last three Olympic Games but expect strong competition from the likes of world record holder Ryan Lochte. It was also a moment of history for Biles' teammates Aly Raisman and Gabrielle Douglas, who became the first U.S.

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Scotty T tweets fully naked picture of ex Marnie Simpson

But Chloe doesn't see what the fuss is about. Speaking exclusively to The Sun Online, Marnie's fellow Geordie Shore co-star says she feels Lewis was particularly "cruel" when he made Marnie cry by showing her a picture of his ex-girlfriend this week.

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Neighborhood watch member arrested after 20-year-old killed

The dispatcher asked Copley to clarify, and he elaborated. I am going to secure my neighborhood. "I'm neighborhood watch. There are hoodlums as he sees them outside". Roughly 50 people were in attendance, Walker said, with half of them inside the home. Cops said Copley fired the shot from inside his garage. "If there were no girls there, we figured we might as well go back home", Walker said.

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Mets promote T.J. Rivera to help boost offense

He said Wednesday he had recently begun to wonder if he was ever going to receive the call to the big leagues. "You have your doubts here and there, but you try to push that away with positive thoughts and positive thinking", he said. In his last 10 games with Vegas Rivera is 17-for-35 (.486) with 11 RBI. With fellow infielders Jose Reyes, David Wright, Lucas Duda and Asdrubal Cabrera all now on the Mets' disabled list, Rivera will see time at third base and could shift around the infield as ...

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Video of late Toronto mayor smoking crack now public

He also slams the notion that he is a right-wing radical. City councillors called for him to resign. It shows Ford mostly muttering inaudibly while a woman off-camera speaks about politics and uses profanities in respect to Justin Trudeau , now Canada's prime minister, as Ford lights the pipe and inhales.

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Irish boxer out of Rio after failed dope test

It is thought Mr Mallon may be facing a jail sentence if convicted. The firm also claimed Mr Mallon was arrested after "a private individual" made allegations to police. We are treating this matter with the utmost seriousness". THG is a London-based firm which offers hospitality packages for sports events around the world and is part of the group of companies owned by Ipswich Town Football Club owner Marcus Evans.

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Cupping and coining: I did it long before Phelps

While Jake Dalton has tried cupping, he relies more on massage and a Game Ready after having shoulder surgery last season. Researchers have traced cupping's origins to China and Greece somewhere around 1500 B.C., and Team USA gymnast Alex Naddour was among other Olympians who have been seen with the purple marks in Rio.

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Exploring quadrillions of alien worlds in 'No Man's Sky' game

Travelling makes use of the Launch Thrusters, which the player will build using four Carite sheets. If you don't realise, the ship you buy might not have a hyperdrive, and that's when it's time to familiarise yourself with the solar system's planets - you might be there a while.

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RCMP halts potential terrorist threat to Canada

RCMP say the suspect "was identified and the proper course of action has been taken to ensure that there is no danger to the public's safety". Intelligence sources, who declined to be identified as they did not have permission to speak to media, told Reuters that the suspect was Aaron Driver , who was arrested previous year for openly supporting Islamic State on social media.

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Christina Grimmie's Family Upset By Teen Choice Awards Snub

The 24-year-old British actress, who shot to fame in the movie, beat John Boyega, her British co-star in The Force Awakens . The late singer's name was conspicuously absent from the broadcast. On the 2016 Teen Choice Awards , which aired on FOX Sunday night, the powers that be decided this was a prime opportunity to shuffle a little propaganda toward our collective pubescent psyche.

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CW Reveals Episode Counts for 'Supergirl,' 'Legends of Tomorrow,' & Other DC Series

Though Berlanti isn't saying, buzz favors Supergirl's Winn, played by Jeremy Jordan . "We're not trying to be coy about it", Berlanti said. We've seen Flash occasionally nod to said talent, between Barry and Caitlin's karaoke duet, or Earth-2 Joe's lounge singing, while Stephen Amell has notably opposed the idea.

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MA jogger's murder has residents on edge

Vanessa Marcotte , who was originally from MA, had come from her home in NYC to visit her mother in Princeton . She was found dead just over 8 p.m. Marcotte was from Leominster and graduated from the Bancroft School in Worcester. Vetrano was murdered on August 2, after leaving for an early evening jog, in a Queens park known as a "dumping ground" for bodies and a meeting place for teen dirt-biking, homeless camps, and religious-sect rituals.

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Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris Shine in 'Moonlight' Trailer

But from the looks of the trailer alone, writer/director Barry Jenkins might have filled that void with Moonlight. In his first feature film, Medicine for Melancholy , viewers witnessed an unconventional Black love story set against the backdrop of rapidly gentrifying San Francisco.

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Ashwin and Saha create history, Windies 107 for one at stumps

With the ball angling in to him, Saha covered the line adeptly and hit the gaps on the leg side. Ashwin was as sedate as he was on Tuesday, letting Saha take care of getting the boundaries. Earlier, Windies bundled out India for 353-run in 129.4 overs. In the process they raised a 213-run partnership for the sixth wicket and India were nearly back on track with their plans of batting once in this match.

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Rio 2016: highlights of day one

American teenager Virginia Thrasher stunned favoured rivals to win the first gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, showing nerves of steel to claim the women's 10m air rifle event . The fact that I get to be a bigger part of that experience, and not just watch it on TV, is exhilarating. They didn't think I could kill a deer. "I kind of dreamed of going to the Olympics in it, but it was a very unrealistic dream".

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India market attack: Suspected rebels kill 13 in Assam

He informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to him over telephone regarding the incident and both the leaders expressed their condolence to the families of those who were killed. He said the security forces would deal strictly with the situation. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju condemned the attack, describing it as "very dastardly and unfortunate".

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Dwayne Johnson Clarifies Attacks on 'Fast 8' Co-Stars

On the other hand, the insider praised The Rock as the "ultimate professional", who was easy to work with, always on time and always nailed his scenes. People on set are saying his comments were actually towards Vin Diesel , who is known to be hard to work with. Johnson smile-shouts. "There is no greatness ever achieved alone!" The two reportedly had a meeting on Tuesday - "partly because tensions were running so high it was nearly impossible to shoot scenes" - to try and resolve their ...

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Dwayne Johnson Clarifies Calling Out His 'Fast 8' Co-Stars

I was raised on healthy conflict and welcome it. But he segues at a concerning speed into a dark place when he says, in an ominous voice, "I will tell you everything ". "Dwayne lost his patience with him". The two reportedly had a meeting on Tuesday - "partly because tensions were running so high it was nearly impossible to shoot scenes" - to try and resolve their issues, but according to TMZ , the effort was unsuccessful.

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Behind the Scenes with US Men's Olympic Basketball Team in Rio

Kyrie Irving , who was born in Melbourne and at one point considered playing for Australia, contributed 19 points to the USA cause, including a clutch three-pointer with 1:35 to play and two free throws in the dying seconds to ease frayed nerves.


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