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June 4, 2019


NEW YORK (AP) — You can’t win ’em all. Just ask the man who looked for all the world like he might have been able to do just that. “Jeopardy!” champion James Holzhauer is champ no more. After a streak of 32 straight games, he has been defeated and dethroned. In the episode, which aired last night, he was beaten by Chicago librarian Emme Boettcher. With the loss, Holzhauer falls short of setting the Jeopardy all-time records for total winnings and longest reign. And though he lost his title, Holzhauer showed he was no sore loser; he gave a high-five to the woman who beat him _ and described her as “a terrific opponent playing flawlessly.”



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NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Kevin Spacey is seeking a quick end to the groping case against him. His attorney officially asked for a speedy turn through the justice system, because he says Spacey “is suffering” _ and wants to clear his name. Attorney Alan Jackson appeared with Spacey at a hearing yesterday in Nantucket, Massachusetts _ and said the claim that the fired “House of Cards” actor groped a young busboy at a bar in 2016 is “ridiculous.” While Spacey didn’t speak, his lawyer claimed the prosecution was withholding information that could help exonerate the actor. Meanwhile, prosecutors say Spacey’s legal team is trying to spin the case in his favor though the media by publicly demanding information that it already had _ or was about to receive.



068492-a-229:68-(Alan Jackson, attorney for actor Kevin Spacey, who is accused of groping a teenage busboy in 2016)-“the word “help”″-Kevin Spacey appears at court for hearing in groping case (3 Jun 2019)

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068493-a-135:60-(Alan Jackson, attorney for actor Kevin Spacey, who is accused of groping a teenage busboy in 2016)-“true, exculpatory evidence”-Kevin Spacey appears at court for hearing in groping case (3 Jun 2019)

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NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off an Oscar nomination for “If Beale Street Could Talk,” filmmaker Barry Jenkins is ready for his next big project. A rep for Fox Searchlight says it is working with Jenkins on a film based on the life of choreographer Alvin Ailey. The film will be partly based on Jennifer Dunning’s biography of the dance master. “Alvin Ailey: A Life in Dance.” Jenkins’ “Beale Street” was up for the Oscar for best picture this year. It came on the heels of “Moonlight,” which won the Oscar for best picture in 2017.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don’t look now, but the first batch of Oscars is already being given out. The motion picture academy says Geena Davis will be among those getting honorary Oscar statuettes at the annual Governors Awards in October. She will get the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her work pushing for gender equality in media. Davis is the founder of an institute that advocates for equal opportunities for women in the movie industry _ and she founded a film festival that focuses on works by women. Davis has won a competitive Oscar, too _ for best supporting actress in “The Accidental Tourist.” The honorary Oscars will be handed out in late October.


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The PBS station in Alabama didn’t air it. But now, a Methodist church says it will screen an episode of the children’s show “Arthur” that features the cartoon aardvark’s teacher marrying another man. AL.com reports the Birmingham First United Methodist Church will show the banned episode June 15 _ and will serve wedding cake and sparkling apple juice to boot. Alabama Public Television opted to show a rerun when the episode aired nationally May 13. APT did something similar in 2005 when it refused to air another “Arthur” episode featuring a same-sex couple.


NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump thinks he has a way to get CNN off his case. And he’s asking for your help _ if you’re a customer of AT&T. In a tweet yesterday, Trump called for people who use AT&T wireless service to dump the carrier _ and hook up with another company. In his tweet, Trump suggests a boycott will put pressure on AT&T to make changes at the cable news outlet he often derides as “fake news.” Trump seemed triggered to go after CNN after his arrival in London for a state visit. He says he watched CNN for a little while after he got there yesterday _ and turned it off because he said the coverage was “all negative.”



068507-v-371:04-(Sagar Meghani (SAH’-gur meh-GAH’-nee), AP Washington correspondent)-“Sagar Meghani, Washington”-Trump complains about CNN, suggests boycotting parent company (3 Jun 2019)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — You often see him on TV rocking sportswear _ and now Tracy Morgan will be hosting a sports-themed show. The comedian has been named host of The ESPYs, an annual event to honor the year’s top sports performances and achievement. Morgan, who stars in “The Last O.G.,” will preside over the annual even on July 10. It will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles _ and will be carried on ABC. Previous hosts include Danica Patrick, Samuel L. Jackson and Jon Hamm.

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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