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Steve Dillon, 'Preacher' and 'Punisher' comic book artist, has died

Published: Saturday, October 22, 2016 @ 10:50 AM
Updated: Saturday, October 22, 2016 @ 10:50 AM


            
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Legendary comic book artist Steve Dillon has died.

Writer Warren Ellis confirmed the news via Twitter. There was no immediate word on cause of death.

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Dillon was the co-creator and artist of "Preacher," and the artist on "Punisher," "Judge Dredd" and many other comic book series. He was also the co-founder and editor of  Deadline magazine.

Posted by Steve Dillon on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Dillion's online biography indicates he was born in 1962, but does not give a month, so his age at time of death has not been confirmed at this time.

Bet you won’t guess which reality star is dating our Luke Kennard!

Published: Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 11:26 AM

A reality TV star is playing in a local grad’s court. 

Savannah Chrisley of the USA Network’s “Chrisley Knows Best” took to Instagram to brag about her hot boo, Franklin High School graduate Luke Kennard. 

  • savannahchrisleyYep y'all...he's my guy 😍 could not be more proud of him!! Thank you for choosing me @lukekennard5 ❤️ #nbabound🏀 #dukenation#myboyfriendishot

The Detroit Pistons picked Kennard 12th in the first round of the NBA draft Thursday. 

>> Franklin’s Luke Kennard drafted by Detroit Pistons in first round

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Kennard, a 2015 Franklin grad, played two seasons at Duke. 

Chrisley Knows Best premiered in 2014 and follows multimillionaires Julie and Todd Chrisley and their children Lindsie, Chase, Savannah and Grayson and 4-year-old granddaughter Chloe.

>> This ab-tastic Centerville grad cast in new sexy E! TV show 

And we're off!! Today's the day...to where it all changes!!! #nbadraft (Dress, Heels, and bag...all Gucci) @gucci

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BET Awards 2017: What time, what channel, who is nominated, performing

Published: Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 6:54 PM

DJ Khaled is set to appear at the 2017 BET Awards in Los Angeles.
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Some of the biggest artists in rap, hip hop, pop, R&B, movies and TV will be at the BET Awards on Sunday.

Remy Ma, DJ Khaled, New Edition and more  are scheduled to be at the show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

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Here’s what you need to know before the show:

What time: 8 p.m. ET

What channel: BET, with live streams on BET.com and YouTube.  A backstage live stream will be on Twitter at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Who is hosting: “Saturday Night Live” cast member and comedian Leslie Jones.

Who is performing: Bruno Mars will open the show. Mary J. Blige, French Montana, Gucci Mane, Trey Songz, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Tamar Braxton, Big Sean, El Debarge, Xscape, New Edition, SZA,  DJ Khaled, Maxwell and A$AP Rocky are among the announced performers.

Who is presenting awards: Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett-Smith, LaLa Anthony, Issa Rae, Remy Ma, Yara Shahidi and Trevor Noah are among the presenters.

Who is nominated:  The list of nominees in each category, according to the BET website, is below.

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST

Beyonce

Kehlani

Mary J. Blige

Rihanna

Solange

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST

Bruno Mars

Chris Brown

The Weeknd

Trey Songz

Usher

VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD

Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”

Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”

Beyonce, “Sorry”

The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Drake, “Fake Love”

Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

BEST GROUP

2 Chainz and Lil Wayne

A Tribe Called Quest

Fat Joe and Remy Ma

Migos

Rae Sremmurd

BEST COLLABORATION

Beyonce featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Freedom”

Chance the Raper featuring 2 Chainz, “No Problem”

Chris Brown featuring Gucci Mane and Usher, “Party”

DJ Khaled featuring Beyonce and JAY-Z, “Shining”

Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”

Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST

Big Sean

Chance the Rapper

Drake

Future

J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST

Cardi B

Missy Elliott

Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

Young M.A

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Beyonce, “Sorry”

Big Sean, “Bounce Back”

Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”

Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”

Solange, “Cranes in the Sky”

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Benny Boom - Kehlani, “Crazy”

Bruno Mars and Jonathan Lia - Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”

Director X - Zayn Malik, “Like I Would”

Hype Williams - Tyga featuring Desiigner, “Gucci Snakes”

Kahlil Joseph and Beyonce Knowles-Carter - Beyonce, “Sorry”

BEST NEW ARTIST

21 Savage

Cardi B

Chance the Rapper

Khalid

Young M.A

BEST ACTRESS

Gabrielle Union

Issa Rae

Janelle Monae

Taraji P. Henson

Viola Davis

BEST ACTOR

Bryshere Y. Gray

Denzel Washington

Donald Glover

Mahershala Ali

Omari Hardwick

DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

CeCe Winans, “Never Have to Be Alone”

Fantasia featuring Tye Tribbett, “I Made It”

Kirk Franklin featuring Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs and Tamela Mann, “My World Needs You”

Lecrae, “Can’t Stop Me Now (Destination)”

Tamela Mann, “God Provides”

YOUNGSTARS AWARD

Ace Hunter

Caleb McLaughlin

Jaden Smith

Marsai Martin

Yara Shahidi

BEST MOVIE

“Get Out”

“Moonlight”

“Hidden Figures”

“Fences”

“The Birth of a Nation”

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Gabby Douglas

Serena Williams

Simone Biles

Skylar Diggins

Venus Williams

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

LeBron James

Cam Netwon

Odell Beckam Jr.

Russell Westbrook

Stephen Curry

CENTRIC AWARD

Fantasia, “Sleeping with the One I Love”

Kehlani, “Distraction”

Mary J. Blige, “Thick of It”

Solange, “Cranes In the Sky”

SYD, “All About Me”

Yuna featuring Usher, “Crush”

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”

J. Cole, “4 Your Eyez Only”

Solange, “A Seat at the Table”

Chance the Rapper, “Coloring Book”

Beyonce, “Lemonade”

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT: EUROPE

Stormzy

Skepta

Giggs

Craig David

Wiley

Emeli Sande

MHD

Booba

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT: AFRICA

Wizkid 

Tekno

Mr. Eazi

Davido

Stonebwoy

AKA

Nasty C

Babes Wodumo

Special honors: Chance the Rapper will receive the Humanitarian Award. New Edition will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Group starts petition to have Dennis Rodman kicked out of Hall of Fame

Published: Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 7:06 AM

Dennis Rodman’s recent trip to North Korea did not sit well with a human rights group, which wants the former NBA star kicked out of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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The group Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation began a petition on change.org to have Rodman expelled from the basketball shrine, CNN reported. It comes on the heels of the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who arrived in the United States last week in a coma after being detained for 17 months in North Korea. Warmbier died Monday.

“Otto Warmbier was murdered by the North Korean regime,” Marion Smith, director of the human rights group, told CNN. 

Rodman was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2011. He has visited North Korea several times and has praised dictator Kim Jong-un, whom he called “a friend for life.”

Smith accused Rodman of "coddling" Kim.

"Removing Rodman from the Hall of Fame will send a message that all Americans are united against this regime," Smith told CNN.

RuPaul, Taraji P. Henson, Lynda Carter, others getting star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Published: Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 3:53 PM

RuPaul, Taraji P. Henson and Lynda Carter are among the honorees for the 2018 Hollywood Walk of Fame class.

The 2018 class for the Hollywood Walk of Fame was announced Thursday, and a number of popular stars are set to have ceremonies.

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce named entertainers from music, movies, television and radio as part of this year’s class.

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Reality TV personalities RuPaul Charles and Simon Cowell are part of the class. 

TV stars include actors Anthony Anderson and Taraji P. Henson, screenwriter Ryan Murphy, actor Niecy Nash, producer and screenwriter Shonda Rhimes and actors Eric McCormack and Lynda Carter.

Lin-Manuel Miranda is among the live theater and performance group and tweeted that he was with follow honoree “Weird Al” Yankovic when the two heard they would be honored with a star.

In music, rappers Ice T and Snoop Dogg and singers Mary J. Blige, Harry Connick Jr. and Carrie Underwood are honorees.

Movie stars being honored include actorsJack Black, Kirsten Dunst and Jeff Goldblum, director and producer F. Gary Gray, Minnie Mouse,  Mark Hamill, Jennifer Lawrence,

Two celebrities are getting posthumous stars: comedian Bernie Mac and wildlife expert and TV personality Steve Irwin.

KABC reported that dates for the ceremonies have not been scheduled yet and that those in the class have two years to schedule ceremonies on dates of their own choosing.

In order to get the honor, stars have to qualify. The Associated Press reported that either the honorees or their sponsoring studios have to pay $40,000 for each star. 

According to the official Hollywood Walk of Fame site, anyone can nominate a celebrity for a star as long as the celebrity’s management team is in agreement with the nomination. The nomination, sent by mail, has to include a letter of agreement from the celebrity or the celebrity’s representative. Those nominations are then considered for selection by a Chamber of Commerce committee.

The full list of honorees can be found at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce website