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NYPD used Woody Harrelson photo to find lookalike beer thief

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department used a photo of Woody Harrelson in its facial recognition program in an attempt to identify a beer thief who looked like the actor, according to a report published Thursday. Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy and Technology highlighted the April 2017 episode in “Garbage In, Garbage Out,” a report on what …

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‘I won’t forget’: Trump pardons supportive ex-media mogul

Conrad Black

TORONTO (AP) — Flattery will get you everywhere. Former media mogul Conrad Black, who has lavished praise on U.S. President Donald Trump in countless columns and a political biography, has himself a full presidential pardon on his fraud and obstruction convictions. Trump had taken notice of Black’s warm words and even previously told him: “I won’t forget!” In 2015, when …

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Jodie Foster’s mother and former manager Brandy dies at 90

Jodie Foster, Evelyn Foster

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Evelyn “Brandy” Foster, who managed her daughter Jodie’s career from her child-prodigy years through two Academy Awards, has died, her family said Thursday. Brandy Foster died peacefully at her Los Angeles home of complications from dementia on Monday, her daughters Jodie, Lucinda, Constance and son Bud said in a statement. She was 90. A native of …

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Haechan meets Haechan: K-pop star honored with zoo namesake

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans of the K-pop group NCT 127 donated money in January to name a baby pudu at the Los Angeles Zoo after one of its members, Haechan (HECH’-ehn). This week, the human Haechan got to meet his namesake, snapping selfies with the little deer at his enclosure. Pudu are found in various parts of South America. …

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Russian TV channel uncovers fraud in talent show voting

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Channel One TV on Thursday annulled the results of a popular TV talent show after uncovering evidence of fraud in its most recent competition that led to a landslide win for a pop star’s daughter. Mikella Abramova, the 11-year-old daughter of former Eurovision contestant Alsou and Azerbaijani banker Yan Abramov, won the sixth season of the …

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Prince Harry accepts apology for intrusive images

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry settled privacy and data protection claims Thursday against a news agency that hovered over his home in a helicopter and took photos directly into his living room and bedroom. Harry accepted substantial damages and an apology from Splash News and Picture Agency. The figure was not disclosed. In a statement read at High Court in …

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Tilda Swinton relishes her samurai turn in ‘Dead Don’t Die’

Tilda Swinton

CANNES, France (AP) — Tilda Swinton feels most at home at the Berlin Film Festival, but she’s steadily become a regular at the Cannes Film Festival. “I’m racking them up,” she says cheerfully the day after the premiere of Jim Jarmusch’s zombie movie “The Dead Don’t Die.” “I like this summer-holiday feel. These are wonderful family reunions,” Swinton said in …

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Huston not sorry for critical comments on De Niro and others

Anjelica Huston

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anjelica Huston isn’t apologizing after making pointed comments about some of her acting contemporaries and past relationships during press tour for “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.” Huston has a key role in the Keanu Reeves action movie, which premiered in Hollywood on Wednesday. She’s been talking about her past while promoting the movie, making pointed …

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Cheap Trick, Sara Gilbert part of gala honoring Linda Perry

NEW YORK (AP) — A benefit gala honoring Linda Perry will include a performance by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick and appearances from Oscar-nominated actress Juliette Lewis and Perry’s wife, Sara Gilbert. “Linda Perry & Friends: A Night at the Grammy Museum” will take place June 29 in Los Angeles at The Novo at L.A. Live. Sharon …

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DJ Khaled releasing collaboration with Nipsey Hussle

DJ Khaled

LOS ANGELES (AP) — DJ Khaled is releasing a single with Nipsey Hussle that was filmed days before Hussle was shot to death in Los Angeles. Khaled announced on Twitter on Wednesday that all proceeds from “Higher” will be donated to Hussle’s children, 10-year-old Emani and 2-year-old Kross. Khaled says he decided to share the single after much prayer and …

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