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Roseanne Barr in interview: ‘I made myself a hate magnet’

Roseanne Barr, Laurie Metcalf

NEW YORK (AP) — In an emotional interview, Roseanne Barr said she definitely feels remorse for the racist tweet that prompted ABC to cancel the revival of “Roseanne.” Barr recorded a podcast interview with her longtime friend, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who on Sunday published an edited transcript and recording of the conversation. In the interview, Barr claims she “never would …

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Prince William on historic Mideast trip, praises Jordan ties

Prince William, Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Britain’s Prince William on Sunday praised “historic ties and friendship” with Jordan and the kingdom’s commitment to Syrian and Palestinian refugees, as he began a historic five-day tour that also includes Israel and the Palestinian territories. Though billed as non-political, it’s a high-profile visit for William, 36, second in line to the throne. He is meeting …

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Anita Baker to be honored at BET Awards, Jamie Foxx to host

Anita Baker

Legendary singer Anita Baker will be honored at the 2018 BET Awards, which will be hosted Sunday by Jamie Foxx and feature performances by Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg and Migos. DJ Khaled is the leading nominee with six at the show, kicking off at 8 p.m. Eastern from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Baker, who dominated the R&B charts …

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Zsa Zsa, the English bulldog, wins World’s Ugliest Dog title

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Zsa Zsa won the title Saturday night at the Sonoma-Marin Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma. The dog’s owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, will receive $1,500 for Zsa Zsa’s win. Brainard found Zsa Zsa on a …

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The Latest: English bulldog Zsa Zsa wins Ugliest Dog contest

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest in Northern California (all times local): 8:23 p.m. A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Zsa Zsa won the title Saturday in the competition where dogs with hairless bodies and lolling tongues flaunt …

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Han Solo’s Blaster from ‘Return of the Jedi’ tops auction

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Han Solo’s Blaster from the “Return of the Jedi” has sold for $550,000 at a Las Vegas auction. Julien’s Auctions says Ripley’s Believe It or Not bought the item Saturday. The sci-fi weapon was the top-selling item at the Hollywood Legends auction. The blaster was part of a collection from the U.S. art director on the …

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Immigration key issue in rough GOP race for Kansas governor

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach’s top Republican rivals are trying to sound the right notes on illegal immigration to appeal to business and agriculture leaders without conceding too many conservative votes to a hardliner who’s made tougher state policies a key theme in an increasingly contentious race. Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, is trying to unseat Gov. Jeff …

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Brigitte Nielsen, 54, has given birth to her fifth child

Brigitte Nielsen

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brigitte Nielsen says she has given birth at age 54. The model, actress and reality star and her 39-year-old husband Mattia Dessi released a statement to People magazine Saturday saying their daughter Frida was born Friday in Los Angeles and weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces (2.3 kilograms). It’s the fifth child but first daughter for Nielsen, …

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Saudi women are now driving as longstanding ban ends

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women are in the driver’s seat for the first time in their country and steering their way through busy city streets just minutes after the world’s last remaining ban on women driving was lifted on Sunday. It’s a euphoric and historic moment for women who have had to rely on their husbands, fathers, brothers …

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Actress Cynthia Nixon says son has come out as transgender

Cynthia Nixon

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Actress and New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon has announced that her oldest child has come out as transgender. The former “Sex and the City” star posted the announcement on her Instagram account on Friday to mark the 14th annual Trans Day of Action. Her 21-year-old son Samuel Joseph Mozes, who goes by the nickname Seph, …

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