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U.S. Court of Appeals Clears Former ‘Elmo’ of Three Sexual Abuse Charges

U.S. Court of Appeals Clears Former ‘Elmo’ of Three Sexual Abuse Charges

042414 Elmo (1)The U.S. Court of Appeals has thrown out three sexual abuse charges against puppeteer Kevin Clash, 53, the former voice of Elmo.

In 2012, Clash was accused of abusing multiple men more than 10 years earlier. The allegations forced Clash to resign from Sesame Street.

“The case was dismissed because of the statute of limitations. There is no ruling on the merits,” says the plaintiffs’ attorney Jeff…

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Lupita Nyong’o In Talks To Star in ‘The Jungle Book’ Reboot

Lupita Nyong’o In Talks To Star in ‘The Jungle Book’ Reboot

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A week after signing with Hollywood talent agency CAA, Lupita Nyong’o, along with Scarlett Johansson,  has been tapped to join the Jon Favreau-directed live action reboot of “The Jungle Book”, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Nyong’o, 31, is said to be in final talks to play Rakcha, the mother wolf who adopts Mowgli, while Johansson, 29, will reportedly play the role of Kaa the python.

Idris…

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Because You Need Guns in Bars, Schools, and Churches Georgia Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Them There

Because You Need Guns in Bars, Schools, and Churches Georgia Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Them There

Guns For Greatness Buyback Program Will Use Concert Tickets & Mentorships As Incentives

What’s a Sunday service without your trusty pistol? Or 5th period math class without your teacher armed and teaching those dangerous equations? Better yet, as you’re ordering that next hard cider, why not just rest your gun on the bar’s table?

Well if you’re a gun owner in Georgia, you now have all of those options thanks to Governor Nathan Deal. House Bill 60, which people are calling “guns…

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Beyonce Captures TIME Cover & 100 Most Influential List

Beyonce Captures TIME Cover & 100 Most Influential List

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Beyoncé doesn’t just sit at the table. She builds a better one”, is what Sheryl Sandberg wrote about Beyonce as she tops TIME’s 100 Most Influential People list. TIME named Beyonce a titan, and she has some pretty heavy hitters joining her on the list.

Beyonce rocked the world last winter when she released her self-titled album with absolutely no promotion. Following the release, she completed…

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NeNe Leakes Defends Porsha Williams: ‘Not Porsha’s Fault’

NeNe Leakes Defends Porsha Williams: ‘Not Porsha’s Fault’

2013 Bravo New York UpfrontScreen Shot 2014-04-23 at 6.23.19 PMNeNe Leakes blames Kenya Moore for the scuffle between Porsha Williams and Kenya during the RHOA reunion show, and NeNe took to her blog and Twitter to tell us so.

“I’ve sat through many reunion shows, but this one takes the cake for me! My feelings are simple! You TAUNT, you INVADE people’s personal space, you PUSH, you PROVOKE, you LIE and yet you don’t condone violence!” NeNe writes on her…

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Cheers! 30 Not-As-Obvious Occasions That Call For Champagne

Cheers! 30 Not-As-Obvious Occasions That Call For Champagne

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The champagne toast is one of my favorite customs. I’m all about celebrating happy moments with sparkly wine, so hey, what’s not to love? But lately I’ve been thinking that the traditional requirements for what constitutes a champagne-worthy moment are way too predictable (not to mention way too rare). Major milestones like engagementsweddingsbuying a house, having a baby, or getting a…

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Maker of Infamous ‘Sizzurp’ Takes it Off the Market

Maker of Infamous ‘Sizzurp’ Takes it Off the Market

042314 SizzurpSo it seems certain individuals will no longer be “sippin’ on some sizzurp” because the manufacturer has snatched it off the shelves.

“Given [recent media attention], Actavis has made the bold and unprecedented decision to cease all production and sales of its Promethazine Codeine product,” an Actavis rep tells TMZ.

Too bad for those who really need it.

“This attention has glamorized the unlawful…

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How To Rock: Black Women In Orange Lipstick

How To Rock: Black Women In Orange Lipstick

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As evidenced by the runway and red carpet, peach, coral and orange are the ‘it’ colors for spring/summer 2014. Whether it’s on your lids, cheeks, lips, or nails, orange adds warmth and shimmer to our skin. We’re in love with the orange and tangerine hues and their versatility. The trend can be loud enough to make a statement, or subtle and wearable. To ensure that you ‘spring into orange,’ we…

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Newsflash: Most People Aren’t Down With the ‘Swirl’

Newsflash: Most People Aren’t Down With the ‘Swirl’

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Between news that interracial relationships are on the rise, to the recent dating stats declaring Black women and Asian men are, on average, more single than their peers, there’s been an uptick in people advocating Black women get down with the swirl to broaden their dating prospects.

And many sisters are taking heed.

While Black men who are wed to non-Black partners was twice that of Black…

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Rappers Selling CDs Sue NYC, NYPD For Violating First Amendment Rights

Rappers Selling CDs Sue NYC, NYPD For Violating First Amendment Rights

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Eight local rappers have filed joint lawsuits in Manhattan Federal Court against the city and 17 cops for claims that the NYPD has violated their rights to sell their music with a slew of phony arrests.

“They don’t want us making money out here,” says rapper Andre Jackson. “I’ve been arrested over 30 times.”

NYPD confirms this number.

But authorities say the rappers aggressively shove their CDs…

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