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Malaysian ex-PM stepson to be charged with money laundering

Riza Aziz

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s anti-graft agency said Thursday it has detained Riza Aziz, the stepson of former Prime Minister Najib Razak and a Hollywood film producer, and will charge him with money laundering. Anti-Corruption Commission chief Latheefa Koya said Riza was picked up Thursday but has been released on bail. “He has to appear before the court tomorrow …

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Halle Bailey tapped to play Ariel in ‘The Little Mermaid’

Halle Bailey

NEW YORK (AP) — Halle Bailey, half of the sister duo Chloe x Halle, will next be going under the sea, starring as Ariel in the upcoming adaptation of “The Little Mermaid.” The live-action version will include original songs from the 1989 animated hit as well as new tunes from original composer Alan Menken and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Some …

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Sundance co-founder gets at least 6 years in sex abuse case

Sterling Van Wagenen

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — A filmmaker who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced a movie whose lead actress won an Oscar in the mid-1980s was sentenced Tuesday to at least six years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual abuse of a child. The judge who delivered the sentence of six years to life said that he hopes …

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