(WASHINGTON) — In an extraordinary and tense debate stretching three hours on Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court entertained an unprecedented call to give state legislatures nearly unchecked power to dictate when, where and how Americans vote for president and Congress. While a majority of justices appeared skeptical of entirely removing state courts from the process […]

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — The student accused of opening fire on a loaded charter bus, killing three University of Virginia football players and wounding two other classmates, made a brief appearance in court on Thursday. The suspect, Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., 22, appeared in court in Charlottesville for a status conference in the triple-murder case. It […]

L-R – Fuqua and Smith on set/Apple TV+ On his Instagram Thursday, Will Smith let his followers know he’s hooking them up with a free Apple TV+ subscription, just so they can catch up with his new Antoine Fuqua-directed drama, Emancipation. “I went to Apple and I said, ‘Yo, my people need to have Apple […]

DIGICOMPHOTO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images (COLUMBUS, Ohio) — An ongoing measles outbreak in central Ohio has ballooned to 63 cases as of Thursday. Twenty-five children have been hospitalized. The state’s health system is also fighting the surge in respiratory illness — flu, RSV and COVID-19. The high rates of those illnesses are making it harder for […]

(WASHINGTON) — The White House on Thursday disclosed additional details about how President Joe Biden and administration officials were able to secure WNBA star Brittney Griner’s release and return from Russia. White House spokesperson John Kirby told reporters that the deal “really came to fruition in the last week or so.” Biden made the call […]

U.S. Department of Justice via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — “I’m very disgusted,” Derek Maltz, who oversaw the Drug Enforcement Administration’s investigation of Viktor Bout, told ABC News after Bout was traded for Brittney Griner. “It’s really upsetting to me.” On Thursday, the WNBA star was swapped for Bout — a Russian convicted arms dealer […]

ABC Reese Witherspoon will once again play determined Tracy Flick, this time in a sequel to the 1999 comedy Election. The Hollywood Reporter notes director Alexander Payne is also returning, co-writing the adaptation of Tom Perrotta‘s follow-up novel Tracy Flick Can’t Win. The book follows the one-time high school try-hard, now an adult; the A-type […]

ABC/Randy Holmes The Recording Industry Association of America announced the albums and singles that earned Gold and Platinum certification this year, revealing Future as the man behind the top single of 2022. According to the trade organization, the rapper’s single “Wait For You” featuring Drake and Tems is certified three-times Platinum, which means it moved 3 million units. Jack Harlow‘s “First Class” also […]

Courtesy of VEVO Armani White is showcasing a musical performance of his hit song “Billie Eilish” exclusively on the Vevo platform. The rapper earned a stamp of approval from the network as one of the DSCVR Artists to Watch in 2023. The annual campaign, which is headed into its ninth year, “highlights emerging global artists poised to break […]

(WASHINGTON) — The House on Thursday passed a bill to codify federal recognition of same-sex and interracial marriages, which now goes to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature. The Respect for Marriage Act passed with bipartisan support in a 258-169 vote. Thirty-nine Republicans joined Democrats in voting yes on the measure. The legislation passed […]

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