Spike Lee on his first Oscar nomination for best director

NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee watched the Oscar nominations Tuesday morning on television from his bed, with his wife, Tonya, his two grown children, Satchel and Jackson, and their dog, Ginger. Screaming ensued . Lee landed his first directing Academy Award nomination for “BlacKkKlansman,” his comic and furious send-up of white supremacism. The film, about […]

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Strong support shown at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Hundreds supported the 9th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the cure on Saturday, January 19. The 3.1-mile Race, which began promptly at 7:00 a.m., started at Montagu Beach and ended East of the old Paradise Island Bridge, adjacent to the police station. Seen here is team TREASURED CHESTS, one of several […]

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Stewart, Johnson named JCN’s ‘persons of the year’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Jones Communications Network (JCN) has named two religious leaders as its persons of the year for 2019. The duo, Rev. Dr. Timothy Stewart and Rev. Dr. Leonard Johnson, were recognized during the annual ceremony held at JCN studios on Thompson Boulevard on Friday afternoon. JCN has hosted the yearly program for the […]

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Bob Costas exiting longtime home at NBC Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Costas, who stepped down as NBC’s prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has left the network’s sports division altogether. NBC Sports said Wednesday that Costas parted ways with his longtime employer, providing no further details. A representative for Costas didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Costas, 66, served […]

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R. Kelly accuser says he threatened to reveal her sex life

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly wrote a letter threatening to reveal embarrassing details of a woman’s sexual history if she didn’t drop a lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse, the woman and her lawyer said Monday. In the letter, a person identifying himself as R. Kelly warned a lawyer for the woman, Faith Rodgers, […]

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Lawyer: R. Kelly denies all sexual misconduct allegations

CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for R. Kelly said Friday that the R&B star denies all allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls, including those made in a recent documentary, although he says neither he nor Kelly has watched the entire movie. Attorney Steve Greenberg offered his most full-throated defense of the Grammy-winning […]

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Documentary puts new attention on R. Kelly sex allegations

R. Kelly, one of the top-selling recording artists of all time, has been dogged for years by allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls — accusations he and his attorneys have long denied. But an Illinois prosecutor’s plea for potential victims and witnesses to come forward and new protests have sparked hope among […]

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Michael B. Jordan, Ben Stiller among Golden Globe presenters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael B. Jordan, Ben Stiller and Idris Elba are among the first presenters announced for Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards. Other presenters announced Thursday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association include Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dick Van Dyke, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chrissy Metz, Felicity Huffman and Mike Myers. Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will […]

Ferguson predicts a smooth New Year’s Day parade

Tickets still on sale today until parade begins   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – With less than 24 hours before the kick-off of the New Year’s Day Junkanoo parade, president of the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP), Silbert Ferguson, on Sunday assured that the challenges groups faced on Boxing Day, which resulted in lengthy delays, have […]