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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017 file photo, Somali-American model Halima Aden wears a creation part of the Max Mara women's Fall-Winter 2017-18 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy. Somali-American model Halima Aden has announced that she is taking a step back from the fashion industry, saying that the pandemic slowdown has given her time to see instances when her desire to maintain a hijab was not properly respected. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno).
Hijab-wearing Somali-US model takes step back from industrySomali-American model Halima Aden has announced that she is taking a step back from the fashion industry, saying the pandemic slowdown has allowed her to see instances when her desire to maintain a hijab was not properly respected
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Ken Jennings Blasted for Tweet He Chose Not to DeleteIn the wake of Alex Trebek's death, Jeopardy! on Monday revealed that Ken Jennings would guest-host initially, with filming beginning Nov. 30. Page Six reports some of the reactions to the news were in the vein of Community star Yvette Nicole Brown's, who tweeted , “Nope.” When someone questioned her on...
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Muslim Model: 'I Can Only Blame Myself' for What I DidA trailblazing fashion model say she's giving up runway shows after they made her lose sight of her religious beliefs, the Guardian reports. Halima Aden, one of the first hijab-wearing models to walk for big fashion labels, says the industry forced her to compromise too much—from wearing jeans on...
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UK judge refuses Depp permission to appeal libel rulingA judge has refused Johnny Depp permission to appeal against a British court’s ruling that he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard
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This combination photo shows the Universal Studios globe on Aug. 5, 2019, in Orlando, Fla., left, and the Cinemark Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo., on May 11, 2016. Universal Pictures and Cinemark announced Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, a multiyear agreement that guarantees three full weekends, or 17 days, of theatrical exclusivity for Universal and Focus Feature titles before a film can become available to rent on demand. Films that open to $50 million or more, however, will stay in theaters exclusively for five full weekends, or 31 days. (AP Photo)
The pandemic is changing Hollywood, maybe foreverUntil recently, Hollywood's big-budget spectacles have largely tried to wait out COVID-19
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Country Music Legend With Dementia DiesA country music legend is gone. "With great sadness and grief we announce that Hal passed away peacefully last night at home due to complications of Dementia," Andrea Ketchum, wife of Hal Ketchum, posted on Facebook and his website Tuesday, per CNN . The 67-year-old, who put out his first album...
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'One of the Year's Best TV Shows' Is a SurpriseTracey Wigfield loved Saved by the Bell growing up. The show "is my Star Wars ," the 30 Rock and Mindy Project writer tells Vanity Fair . But given the opportunity to reboot the series that ran on NBC from 1989 to 1993 (followed by TV movies, sequels, and reunions), she didn't...
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FILE - The Elf on the Shelf balloon floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York in New York on Nov. 22, 2012. The pandemic may have upended most traditions this holiday season but the annual New York City parade will still march on with balloons, dancers, floats, Broadway shows and Santa — albeit this time heavily tweaked for safety. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to march on despite pandemicThe pandemic may have upended most traditions this holiday season, but the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will march on with balloons, dancers, floats, Broadway shows and Santa all heavily tweaked for safety
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FILE -- This March 13, 2003 file photo shows an exterior view of the German media giant Bertelsmann in Guetersloh, Germany. German media giant Bertelsmann said Wednesday that it is buying publisher Simon & Schuster from ViacomCBS for $2.17 billion in cash. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
Penguin to buy Simon & Schuster, create publishing giantGerman media giant Bertelsmann says that its Penguin Random House division is buying rival Simon & Schuster
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FILE - Members of BTS perform at the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration in New York on Dec. 31, 2019. The K-pop band is nominated for a Grammy Award for best pop duo/group performance with “Dynamite," their first song to hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP, File)
BTS band members, fans welcome its first Grammy nominationK-pop band BTS has earned its first Grammy nomination, a long-awaited feat for the South Korean act that has been reshaping the global pop landscape with record-breaking songs and well-mobilized fans
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FILE - Former President Barack Obama speaks at a rally as he campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at Turner Field in Atlanta.   Obama, already a million-selling author, is also a prize winning author. PEN America announced Wednesday, Nov. 25,  that Obama will receive its second annual Voice of Influence Award in recognition of how his writings “have traversed political, social, and ideological bounds and framed a self-reflective humanism that has marked his influence on public life.”   (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
Barack Obama to be honored next month by PEN AmericaFormer President Barack Obama is already a million-selling author and also a prize-winning author
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A 2019 Interview About Actors of Color Is Going ViralAn interview with comedian Hasan Minhaj is going viral—nearly a year after it took place. Last December, Minhaj submitted to a lie detector test for a Vanity Fair bit, and during the segment, he was asked whether it bothered him that Dax Shepard once rated him a 9 out...
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