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Comedian and co-creator of ‘Rel’ Kevin Barnett dies at 32

Comedian and co-creator of ‘Rel’ Kevin Barnett dies at 32

Comedian and writer Kevin Barnett has died, according to a statement from Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment. Barnett, 32, co-created the TV comedy series “Rel” on Fox — with fellow comedians Lil Rel Howery and Josh Rabinowitz — which premiered a few months ago and stars Howery. Fox Entertainment released a statement: “Our…MORE

Chris Brown arrest the latest in troubled history

Chris Brown arrest the latest in troubled history

Arguably Chris Brown’s most publicized trouble was his 2009 arrest for viciously beating his then-girlfriend, fellow singer Rihanna. Afterward, Rihanna told Oprah Winfrey that she forgave Brown, and insisted he “made that mistake because he needed help.” Brown’s problems haven’t stopped. On Tuesday, the singer was back in the news, this time accused of aggravated…MORE

‘Wow, wow, wow’: Regina King and more react to their Oscar nominations

‘Wow, wow, wow’: Regina King and more react to their Oscar nominations

Some lucky people woke up Tuesday morning to news they’d been nominated for an Oscar. Here’s how some of the new nominees are reacting: Regina King, best actress in a supporting role nominee for “If Beale Street Could Talk” “Wow, wow, wow. The word I keep coming back to is proud. Proud of our cast…MORE

‘Black Panther,’ ‘Roma’ lead Oscars into new frontiers

‘Black Panther,’ ‘Roma’ lead Oscars into new frontiers

Eight movies were nominated for best picture on Tuesday, but there are two that couldn’t be more different — “Black Panther,” the Marvel blockbuster; and “Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón’s black-and-white Netflix film — might be the most significant in terms of leading the Oscars into new frontiers. Marvel and Netflix have officially punched their tickets —…MORE

Spike Lee earns first Oscar nomination for directing

Spike Lee earns first Oscar nomination for directing

More than 30 years after the release of his first feature film, legendary director Spike Lee has earned his first Oscar nomination for best director and his first nomination for best picture. The “BlacKkKlansman” director also earned his second writing nomination. He was previously nominated for his original screenplay for “Do the Right Thing” and…MORE

Netflix scores first best picture nomination

Netflix scores first best picture nomination

Netflix officially has its first-ever horse in the best picture race On Tuesday, black-and-white Spanish-language drama “Roma” from director Alfonso Cuarón also became the first film distributed by a streaming service to earn a spot in the coveted best picture category. “Roma” earned 10 nominations total, including best director, best original screenplay and best cinematography.…MORE

Chris Brown arrested in Paris on allegations of rape, source says

Chris Brown arrested in Paris on allegations of rape, source says

Singer Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris, accused of aggravated rape and drug violations, a French judicial source told CNN. Brown is being held along with two other unidentified people, the source said Tuesday. The US Embassy in Paris declined to comment on the report. CNN has reached out to Brown’s attorney. The singer…MORE

Oscar nominations 2019: Full list by category

Oscar nominations 2019: Full list by category

The nominees for the 91st Academy Awards were revealed Tuesday morning. “Roma,” a Netflix film that looks back at director Alfonso Cuarón’s youth in Mexico, and “The Favourite,” a period dramedy with an all-star cast, tied for most nominations with ten each. “Black Panther” made history as the first superhero film to ever be nominated…MORE

Donald Trump nominated for a Razzie

Donald Trump nominated for a Razzie

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are now Razzie nominees. The Golden Raspberry Awards, as the show is known in full, honors the year’s worst films. The Trumps were nominated for their screen time in the conservative political documentary from Dinesh D’Souza, “Death of a Nation: Can We Save America a Second Time?”…MORE

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