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David Spade Finally Weighs in on Kurt Cobain Mural That Looks Just Like Him

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David Spade wants fans to know he has seen that Kurt Cobain mural that looks more like the comedian than the Nirvana frontman who died in 1994 at age 27 “Everyone is sending me this,” Spade tweeted on Friday. He linked to a photo of the mural by Australian-born street artist Lushsux that he painted earlier this week on the outside of a building in Linz, Austria. Everyone is sending me this pic.twitter.com/0M85bL0WyX — David Spade (@DavidSpade) September 22, 2017 Also Read: 27 Club: Stars Who Died at Age 27, From Jimi Hendrix to Kurt Cobain (Photos) To further add to the confusion, »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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Far-Right’s ‘Free Speech Week’ at Uc Berkley Canceled, University Says

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The student group that organized a far-right “Free Speech Week” on the Uc Berkeley campus canceled the event Saturday, the day before it was expected to begin, university officials tell The Los Angeles Times. “It is extremely unfortunate that this announcement was made at the last minute, even as the university was in the process of spending significant sums of money and preparing for substantial disruption of campus life in order to provide the needed security for these events,” Uc Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof told The Times. Mogulof didn’t immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for additional comment. Also Read: Milo Yiannopoulos' Free. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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Han Solo Movie: Ron Howard Teases ‘Desperate and Dangerous Times’ in New Photo

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“Han Solo” director Ron Howard on Saturday teased “shooting a scene about desperate and dangerous times in the Galaxy” and shareda new behind-the-scenes photo. The new photo appears to have been taken on a dusty surface, with a lot of what appears to be junk piles. Neither of these things is new to the “Star Wars” saga, but their appearance in the Han Solo film suggests a deeper look into the criminal underworld of the Galactic Empire. Shooting a scene about desperate and dangerous times in the Galaxy pic.twitter.com/AtNZPOkzFO — Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) September 23, 2017   Also Read: Ron Howard Drops Cryptic New Han. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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Trump Repeats Call to Fire Athletes Who Kneel for Anthem — And Twitter Isn’t Saluting

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Amidst scorn from athletes, sports fans and celebs, President Donald Trump isn’t backing down from comments he made Friday night calling for NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to be fired. In fact, the Potus doubled-down (or is it tripled-down) on his stance. “If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL,or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect…. our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem. If not, You’Re Fired. Find something else to do!” he tweeted Saturday. If a player wants the privilege. »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Charles Bradley, Funk and Soul Singer, Dies at 68

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Acclaimed soul singer Charles Bradley who released his first album at the age of 62, died Saturday following a long bout with cancer. He was 68. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Charles Bradley. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time,” the singer’s rep announced. The Facebook post continued: “Mr. Bradley was truly grateful for all the love he’s received from his fans and we hope his message of love is remembered and carried on. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. “In lieu of flowers, »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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Stars Join Anti-Trump Team in Beef With Pro Athletes: ‘Kneel So Hard Sunday the Earth Shakes’

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Stars of Hollywood and the sports world tweeted support on Saturday for pro athletes following Donald Trump’s recent remarks attacking top athletes who have protested during the national anthem and rejected visits to his White House. Actor Jeffrey Wright was among those who spoke up, tweeting, “Kneel so hard Sunday the earth shakes.” Kneel so hard Sunday the earth shakes. — Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) September 23, 2017 “Big Sick” star Kumail Nanjiani wrote, “Historically, taking on Steph Curry or Lebron separately has resulted in failure. Taking on them together? Well that’s just stupid.” Historically, taking on Steph Curry or Lebron separately has resulted in. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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#TakeAKnee Debate on Twitter Fires Up Push For NFL Boycott

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President Donald Trump’s “get that son of a b–h off the field” comment Friday night about NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem started a fiery debate on social media with some calling for the protection of free speech and others calling for an NFL boycott. During a speech at a rally for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange, the president suggested the NFL fire players who protest police brutality by refusing to stand during the national anthem. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag,” Trump said, »


- Rosemary Rossi

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LeBron James Slams ‘Bum’ Donald Trump Over Steph Curry Diss

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Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James on Saturday joined the chorus of pro athletes denouncing Donald Trump for his attempt to rescind a White House invitation to the NBA Championship-winning Golden State Warriors and team leader Steph Curry. “U bum,” James wrote of the president, noting that Curry “already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite.” James, whose team lost 4-1 to the Warriors last June in the championship series, added, “Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!” U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was. »


- Thom Geier

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NFL Chief Roger Goodell Slams Trump’s ‘Divisive’ Call to Fire ‘Son of a B—‘ Players Who Protest

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Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League, criticized as “divisive” President Donald Trump’s remarks about the league and call to fire players who kneel during the national anthem. ​ “The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Goodell said in an official statement on Saturday the morning after Trump delivered a fiery speech at an Alabama political rally for Sen. Luther Strange. “There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last. »


- Sharon Waxman

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Trump Disinvites NBA Champs Warriors From White House, They Accept (Updated)

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Update:  The Golden State Warriors have accepted President Trump’s invitation retraction and issued the following statement: “While we intended to meet as a team at the first opportunity we had this morning to collaboratively discuss a potential visit to the White House, we accept that President Trump has made it clear that we are not invited. We believe there is nothing more American than our citizens having the right to express themselves freely on matters important to them. We’re disappointed that we did not have an opportunity during this process to share our views or have open dialogue on issues. »


- Thom Geier

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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Sneaks Past ‘It,’ Heads for $38 Million Opening

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Fox’s R-Rated sequel “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is off to a solid start at the box office, on track to dethrone the two-week No. 1 run of “It” with a $15.3 million Friday total and a projected $38.7 million opening from 4,003 screens, according to industry estimates. That gives the $104 million film a 6.5 percent higher opening than its 2015 predecessor, “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” which opened to $36.2 million on Valentine’s Day Weekend in 2015. If Saturday totals can push the opening tally up to Fox’ pre-weekend projection of $40 million, “Kingsman” would become only the third live-action September »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Bob Costas Tells Bill Maher How He’d Handle Athletes Who Kneel During National Anthem

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President Trump’s “get that son of a b—h off the field” approach to dealing with athletes who kneel during the national anthem to protest against police brutality was countered with a much more civil solution by veteran sportscaster Bob Costas on Friday night’s “Real Time With Bill Maher.” Although Trump’s declaration at an Alabama rally Friday was seen by some critics as harsh, Costas told Maher that, in effect, NFL owners have collectively given that very message to former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. It is widely believed that he is being blacklisted for his political views and, »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Milo Yiannopoulos’ Free Speech Event in Berkeley Unravels as Speakers Cancel

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The four-day Free Speech Week organized by Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California at Berkeley is in chaos just hours before it is scheduled to begin, as headliner Ann Coulter canceled and student organizers dropped their reservations for campus buildings. Coulter told the Associated Press on Friday that she decided to back out of the Sept. 24-27 conservative speakers forum because she heard “the administration was dead set on blocking this event” — an assertion university administrators flatly denied. “I also don’t think Berkeley deserves to hear a brilliant and entertaining Ann Coulter speech,” Coulter told the AP via email. »


- Susan Seager

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Bill Maher Says ‘Fast-Talking City Slicker’ Trump Is an ‘A–hole, But Not a Hick’ (Video)

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Many Republicans freaked out that President Trump reached across the political aisle to cut a Daca deal with Democrats earlier this month, but Bill Maher says it’s really not that complicated — all you have to do is read the children’s book “The City Mouse and the Country Mouse.” “Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, they’re city mice, and that’s who a consummate New Yorker like Donald Trump relates to,” Maher said on Friday night’s “Real Time.” “It’s not political. It’s just that for the first 70 years of his life he would never be caught »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Trump Calls for NFL to Fire Protesting Players: ‘Get That Son of a B—- Off the Field’ (Video)

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President Trump took a few moments tonight during his speech at a rally for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange to rant about professional football players who participate in protests against police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem. Specifically, Trump suggested that the NFL should fire them. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag,” Trump said, “to say ‘get that son of a b—h off the field’ right now, out! He’s fired?'” Also Read: Trump Blames Clinton for North Korea: 'Rocket Man Should've Been Handled a Long Time Ago' “He’s fired! »


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Oscars Overhaul and Open Up Foreign Language Voting Process

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In advance of what is expected to be a record year for entries in the Oscars’ Best Foreign Language Film category, the Academy has made significant changes in the voting process used to select nominees. In a Thursday afternoon email to all Southern California-based members of the Academy, the organization used the subject line “Come see the world with us!” and invited the members to “help us choose the next foreign language film award nominees,” also linking to a page that described the new voting system. In the biggest change, the color-coded screening groups have been eliminated. In the past, »

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Netflix’s Penis Drawing and 8 Other R-Rated Adds to Kids TV and Movies (Photos)

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Maya the Bee” Netflix pulled down an episode of the animated series “Maya the Bee” when a mother discovered a drawing of a penis in the background of one scene. The show’s production company later explained that it was in fact a “very bad joke” by one of the show’s animators. “Toy Story” When “Toy Story” ventures over to Sid’s house and his cobbled together toys come out of the shadows, one of them is a crane with a woman’s legs. Some have interpreted the character as a bit of visual wordplay, a literal “hooker.” “The »


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Trump Blames Clinton for North Korea: ‘Rocket Man Should’ve Been Handled a Long Time Ago’

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If advisors were hoping Donald Trump would tone down his rhetoric about North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, they were likely disappointed tonight by the President’s appearance at a rally in Alabama Friday night. During his speech at a rally for Gop Senate candidate Luther Strange, Trump repeated his “Rocket Man” jab at Kim, and blamed former Democratic presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton for rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. “Rocket Man should’ve been handled a long time ago by Clinton,” Trump said, adding that “I’m not gonna mention the Republicans,” apparently letting George W. Bush off the hook. »


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Hollywood Gets Special 2-Hour Briefing on Trump-Russia Investigation (Exclusive)

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Hollywood is getting in on the Russia probe as more than 100 business and tech leaders gathered Friday for a two-hour briefing on the “Moscow Project,” a Center for American Progress independent seven-month investigation into the Kremlin’s meddling in the 2016 presidential race. The event included a cross-section of people from finance, technology and academia, including Richard Ziman, a prominent real estate investor and Democratic party donor, Tom Soto, founder and managing partner at Frontier Impact Capital, producer and writer Ben Wexler, John Bendheim, president of Bendheim Enterprises, USC Rossier faculty Alan Arkatov, TV producer Cindy Chvatal-Keane and Uc Berkeley’s Dean of. »


- Itay Hod

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‘Teen Wolf’ Finale: Tyler Posey Talks ‘Sad’ Death, His Secret Tears, Hope for Spinoff

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Teen Wolf” sends the fur flying one last time with Sunday’s series finale, and star Tyler Posey admits to getting emotional about the end of the MTV show’s run — even if he didn’t always want his co-stars to know about it. Posey, who has played alpha Scott McCall for six seasons, told TheWrap that he felt it was his duty to give a few heartfelt speeches to his cast in the final days of filming. “There were a couple times when there were these impromptu speeches during one of our lunches leading up to the last few days, »


- Ryan Gajewski

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