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Jay-Z leads nods as rap-heavy Grammys open


– The Grammy Awards opened Sunday with hip-hop being recognized like never before as rap superstar Jay-Z, who once boycotted the gala as biased, leads the nominations. The music industry s biggest night, taking place in New York after 15 years in Los Angeles, also looks set to rally behind …

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Casey Affleck withdraws as 2018 Oscar presenter


Oscar-winning Casey Affleck, who has been accused of sexual harassment by female crew members on an earlier film, has withdrawn as a presenter at the 2018 Academy Awards, a spokeswoman for the organization said on Thursday. Affleck, 42, who won the best actor Oscar last year for his performance in …

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Steven Spielberg to remake ‘West Side Story’


It s one of the most beloved movies in musical cinema and now Steven Spielberg is giving “West Side Story” a makeover — except this time, he is recruiting Latino talent to play the lead roles. The original film version of Leonard Bernstein s musical — Shakespeare s “Romeo and …

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Police raid Moscow cinema for showing banned ‘Death of Stalin’


– Russian police on Friday raided a Moscow cinema after it screened British comedy “Death of Stalin” in defiance of an official ban. The culture ministry withdrew permission for British director Armando Iannucci s film, which satirises the death of the dictator, on Tuesday after Russian officials labelled it offensive …

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CCTV video shows model shot dead in Guatemala


A former contestant for beauty pageant Miss Guatemala and model was gunned down after she dropped her daughter at the school. The 32-year-old Rosa Otilia Ramirez was gunned down in bright daylight near her daughter’s school by armed man. CCTV video of the incident showed that the unknown person walked …

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Football: Celtic boss Rodgers in search of Hearts revenge


Revenge is on the mind of Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers as the Scottish champions prepare to welcome Hearts to Parkhead on Tuesday. The former Liverpool boss has had things mostly his own way in the Scottish domestic scene since he took charge of the Glasgow giants in May 2016. Under …

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Golf: ‘Pleased’ Woods seals return with even par 72


– Tiger Woods capped an encouraging return to US PGA Tour action with an even-par 72 on Sunday at the Farmers Insurance Open. The former world number one was tied for 27th when he walked off his final green, the par-five ninth, on a Torrey Pines South Course where Woods s …

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Tennis: Federer ‘no idea’ how long he will go on


Age-defying Roger Federer says after winning his third Grand Slam title in a year he has no idea how long he will continue playing. The 36-year-old Swiss marvel continues to defy the years and attrition rate, reaching his 30th Grand Slam decider and claiming his sixth Australian crown and 20th …

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Football: Messi strikes late to down tough Alaves


Barcelona escaped a scare on Philippe Coutinho s first start as Lionel Messi struck with a trademark free-kick to drag the La Liga leaders back from a goal down to beat Alaves 2-1 and restore their 11-point lead at the top. Messi whipped home a beautiful free-kick six minutes from …

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