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Anika Noni Rose Talks ‘Roots’ Remake: ‘It’s the Story of America’

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While Snoop Dogg calls for a boycott of History’s Roots remake, Anika Noni Rose — who plays Kizzy in the series — is speaking out on why it’s important for the story to be told for modern audiences. In an interview with Variety, Anika opens up on what it was like stepping into Leslie Uggams’ role and how she prepared for the …

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Cincinnati Zoo Says They Had No Choice But to Shoot and Kill Harambe the Gorilla: ‘We’d Make the Same Decision’ [Video]

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Officials at the Cincinnati Zoo are speaking out in their own defense after they shot and killed Harambe, a 17-year-old Gorilla, after a 4-year-old boy somehow slipped into his enclosure. The killing has sparked quite a bit of outrage on social media, but the zoo is standing by its decision. via TMZ: Thane Maynard just explained, “When it was determined that …

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Troy Ave Says HE’S the Real Victim in Irving Plaza Shooting

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Troy Ave, real name: Rolland Collins, appeared in courton Monday to plead not guilty to the attempted murder charge resulting from the deadly shooting at Irving Plaza last Wednesday. Despite there being video of an unharmed Troy walking into a room and opening fire among a crowd of innocent bystanders, Troy’s lawyer, Scott Leemon, claims Troy was a victim in the incident, according to New …

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Well, Duh: 7-Year-Old Boy Missing After Parents Drop Him Off in Forest as Punishment [Video]

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A 7-year-old boy has gone missing after his parents decided to drop him off in the middle of the forest as some sort of punishment for throwing rocks at people and cars earlier in the day. via AP: A 7-year-old boy is missing in a forest in northern Japan after his parents made him get out of their car as punishment …

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Watch: Adele Calls Out a Fan for Filming Her Show: ‘I’m Really Here in Real Life. You Could Enjoy It’ [Video]

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Don’t bring professional recording equipment to an Adele show (or any show, really) or she’ll call you out. One fan found out the hard way. Her video recording was so obtrusive that Adele put her on blast in the middle of her performance. “Yeah I want to tell that lady as well, can you stop filming me with a video …

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Snoop Dogg Calls for Boycott of ‘Roots’ Remake: ‘They Just Keep Showing the Abuse We Took Hundreds of Years Ago’ [Video]

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Snoop Dogg is NOT here for the premiere of History’s ‘Roots’ remake tonight. The rapper took to social media to sound off on the show, saying he can’t stomach anymore movies that depict black people being treated poorly. “12 Years a Slave, Roots, Underground… I can’t watch none of that shit,” he says. “They’re going to just keep beating that …

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Oh No Ma’am! An Australian Town Is Being Overrun by Giant Bats [Video]

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What would you do if you looked up and saw a swarm of bats the size of small dogs flying over your head? For those living in Australia’s Batemans Bay, that nightmare is now a reality. More than 100,000 bats have taken over the city. via WSBTV: “The bats came and they are just out of control,” Danielle Smith, a local …

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Chris Brown Sued for $2,000, Accused of Stealing a Fan’s Hat at a Concert

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In today’s ‘Chris Brown Allegedly Did a Bad Thing’ news, the singer is being sued after allegedly stealing a fan’s hat during a concert. via TMZ: According to the lawsuit filed by Marq Stevenson … he went to CB’s Dallas concert last year, and passed his cap to one of Brown’s lackeys to get the singer to autograph it. Stevenson …

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Gucci Mane Flaunts His 50-Pound Weight Loss [Photos]

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They say prison does a body good… Okay, so maybe no one actually says that…but prison certainly helped Gucci Mane get into really good shape! The rapper took to Instagram to show off his newly-fit physique. According to TMZ, Gucci cut carbs and has been working out regularly doing sit-ups and weight training. He even skipped-out on eating his welcome …

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Teenage Boy Attacked by Shark in Florida [Video]

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A 13-year-old boy in Neptune, Florida was having a great time enjoying this Memorial Day weekend — until he got attacked by a shark. via News4Jax: The boy was in the water with his father on a surfboard when the shark bit him on his right calf. They immediately got out of the water and told the lifeguards. Ocean Rescue …

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