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Grammys release inclusion requirement to ensure diverse show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammys will stick to its word with the public release of the full inclusion rider to ensure equity and inclusion in hiring on all levels of production for next year's ceremony. The Recording Academy released on Tuesday an eight-page document detailing the rider's purposes and objectives. The agreement requires producers to recruit and hire more diverse candidates backstage and in front of the camera for […]

today10/19/2021

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Louisville to retire Heisman winner Jackson’s No. 8 jersey

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville plans to retire the No. 8 jersey of former Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson, the school's first Heisman Trophy winner. Jackson's number will be retired during a ceremony at Louisville's Nov. 13 home game against Syracuse. He joins Johnny Unitas as the school's only football players to have their numbers retired. Unitas' No. 16 was retired in 2003. Athletic director Vince Tyra cited Jackson's Heisman and […]

today10/18/2021 2

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Cher sues heirs of Sonny Bono over song and record revenue

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cher has sued the widow of her former musical partner and ex-husband Sonny Bono over royalties for Sonny and Cher songs including "I Got You Babe." In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, Cher alleges that Mary Bono and other defendants have tried to terminate provisions of business agreements Cher and Sonny Bono reached when they divorced in 1975 that entitled each to 50% of songwriting and […]

today10/15/2021 4

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ESPN, Turner Sports ready to drop the puck on NHL coverage

One of Jimmy Pitaro's top objectives when he became ESPN's president was to get the National Hockey League back on the network. On Tuesday night, Pitaro's goal will be realized. Besides the Seattle Kraken's first game, the return of hockey to ESPN and the addition of Turner Sports are among the main storylines when the regular season begins this week. ESPN and Turner replace NBC, which was the league's broadcaster […]

today10/12/2021 3

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Jackson leads Ravens back to 31-25 OT win over Colts

BALTIMORE (AP) — Lamar Jackson threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Marquise Brown on the first possession of overtime to give the Baltimore Ravens a 31-25 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Jackson threw for a career-high 442 yards and four touchdowns, including a pair of short TD passes to Mark Andrews in the fourth quarter as the Ravens rallied from a 25-9 deficit. Andrews also caught the two 2-point conversions […]

today10/12/2021 4

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Kim Kardashian West pokes fun at famous family as SNL host

NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian West, sporting a hot pink catsuit, skewered everyone from her mom's boyfriend to her famous sex tape and estranged husband Kanye during her first turn hosting "Saturday Night Live." She joked Saturday night that she was as surprised as anyone when she was asked to host. Amy Schumer joined her in one skit with several guest actors and athletes. Kardashian West threw in a […]

today10/11/2021 2

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Jury awards $6.3M to Shannen Doherty in State Farm fire suit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal jury in Los Angeles has awarded $6.3 million to actor Shannen Doherty in a lawsuit alleging that State Farm failed to pay for damage to her house in a 2018 California wildfire. The jury found State Farm's failure to pay benefits for Doherty's Malibu home were "unreasonable and without proper cause." State Farm says it's disappointed by the decision and respectfully disagrees. The company […]

today10/05/2021 5

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Ravens head coach John Harbaugh not sorry about last play vs Denver

DENVER (AP) — Victory formation is for losers. The Baltimore Ravens wanted the rushing record. So, John Harbaugh isn't one bit sorry for not having Lamar Jackson take a knee to close out their rout at Denver. Harbaugh explained enthusiastically and unapologetically after Baltimore's 23-7 victory Sunday that it was important to his players, coaches and even the team's fans to match the mark of 43 consecutive 100-yard rushing games […]

today10/05/2021 9

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Scarlett Johansson, Disney settle lawsuit over ‘Black Widow’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson and the Walt Disney Co. have settled her lawsuit over the streaming release of "Black Widow." Thursday's settlement brought a swift end to what began as the first major fight between a studio and star over changing movie rollout plans. Johansson filed the lawsuit in a Los Angeles court in July, saying the streaming release of the Marvel movie breached her contract and deprived […]

today10/01/2021 5

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