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JURY BACK FOR 2ND DAY OF DELIBERATIONS IN WEINSTEIN TRIAL
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors are now in their second day of deliberations in a rape trial that could send Harvey Weinstein to prison for the rest of his life. The panel of seven men and five women had lots of questions Tuesday as they started weighing charges in the closely watched #MeToo case. The 67-year-old Weinstein is charged with rape and sexual abuse in two separate incidents. Weinstein's lawyers contend the acts were consensual. The jury has asked multiple questions since getting the case Tuesday. Jurors asked a question Wednesday about Miriam Haleyi’s allegations and asked to examine emails in evidence between her and Weinstein.
109259-v-343:44-(Julie Walker, AP correspondent)-"Julie Walker, New York"-Jury begins 2nd day of deliberations in Weinstein's rape trial (19 Feb 2020)
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RAPPER POP SMOKE SLAIN IN HOLLYWOOD HILLS SHOOTING
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man fatally shot in a Hollywood Hills home has been identified as young rapper Pop Smoke. His label, Republic Records, issued a statement saying “We are devastated by the unexpected and tragic loss of Pop Smoke.” Los Angeles police did not immediately confirm the identification. Police say officers responding to a 911 call about intruders breaking into a home found a man who had been shot. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police said the 911 call came from “back East.” They say some other people in the house were detained but released. Public listings show that the home is owned by Edwin Arroyave and his wife Teddi Mellencamp, daughter of singer John Mellencamp and star of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
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BONG HAPPY 'PARASITE' SUCCEEDED DESPITE DISPARITY IT SHOWED
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — “Parasite” director Bong Joon-ho says the biggest pleasure the film brought to him is its success despite his explicit portrayal of wealth disparity in modern society. Bong noted the film was commercially successful before it was awarded four Oscars at the Academy Awards this month. He told reporters after returning to South Korea that he didn’t want to avoid the “bitter, painful natures” of income disparity. “Parasite” is the first foreign-language film to win best picture and Bong was named best director. Bong also said he was discussing making a TV adaptation of “Parasite.”
IN THE SPIRIT OF WHITNEY: HOUSTON HOLOGRAM TOUR SET TO BEGIN
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Whitney Houston is about to appear on the concert stage again. Eight years after her death and five years after the show was conceived, a holographic Houston will embark on a European tour starting Feb. 25. U.S. dates are expected to follow. The singer's sister-in-law and former manager Pat Houston says it's the right time for a revival, and says it's a show Whitney Houston would've wanted. The concerts will feature a projected Houston performing most of her biggest hits, including “I Will Always Love You," with real backup dancers and a live band.
109322-w-282:48-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH'-tah), AP music correspondent, with music)-"I'm Margie Szaroleta"-In the spirit of Whitney: Houston Hologram tour set to begin (19 Feb 2020)
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ACTRESS ZOE CALDWELL, TONY WINNER FOR 'MEDEA,' DIES AT 86
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Zoe Caldwell, a four-time Tony Award winner famous for portraying larger-than-life characters, has died at 86. Her son Charlie Whitehead says Caldwell died peacefully Sunday at her home in Pound Ridge, New York. Whitehead said her death was due to complications from Parkinson's disease. The Australian-born Caldwell rose to Broadway stardom in 1968 playing an eccentric schoolteacher in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie." Among her other roles were aging opera star Maria Callas in "Master Class" and the betrayed mother who kills her sons in the classic Greek tragedy “Medea.” She often collaborated with her husband, Robert Whitehead, who was one of Broadway's most prolific producers of serious drama.
RODEO CLOWN, ‘HEE HAW’ PERFORMER LECILE HARRIS DEAD AT 83
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A legendary rodeo clown who spent decades performing has died. News outlets report 83-year-old Lecile Harris died in his sleep after the final performance of the 55th Annual Dixie National and Rodeo Livestock Show on Wednesday in Jackson. Harris was known for his role on the television show “Hee Haw.” He was also inducted into the Mississippi Rodeo Hall of Fame and the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. He started out as a bullrider but switched to comedy after being hurt. The Mississippi Fair Commission confirmed his death in a statement. Funeral plans have not been announced.
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