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December 28, 2018

LAWYERS: VIDEO DOES NOT SHOW KEVIN SPACEY ASSAUTING 18-YEAR-OLD

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Spacey’s lawyers argue a video that an 18-year-old took allegedly showing Spacey touching the front of his pants only shows someone’s hand touching another person’s shirt. The Boston Globe obtained an audio recording of the show-cause hearing from last week. Spacey attorney Alan Jackson said in the hearing the 18-year-old did not report allegations to police right away, said he was 23 and said he was so intoxicated he may have blacked out shortly after Spacey allegedly groped him. The now 20-year-old man says the incident happened in 2016 at a Nantucket restaurant. His mother, former Boston news anchor Heather Unruh (UN’-roo), has said her son didn’t go to authorities out of embarrassment and fear. Spacey is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 7 on a charge of indecent assault and battery.

LIAM HEMSWORTH AND MILEY CYRUS MARRY?

UNDATED (AP) — Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus went for comfort for what appears to be their wedding. According to videos and photos the couple posted online, Hemsworth wore white sneakers with his tuxedo, while Cyrus wore no shoes at all with her off-white gown. Cyrus posted a photo with the caption, “10 years later ...,” which is how long they’ve known each other since they met on the set of the film “The Last Song.” She posted another photo with the caption, “12.23.18,” implying the wedding date. Their representatives could not be reached for comment.

‘THE VOICE’ FINALE HELPS NBC TO WEEKLY RATINGS WIN

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The season finale of NBC’s “The Voice” helped boost the network to a weekly ratings win. According to Nielsen figures out Thursday, nearly 10 million viewers saw 16-year-old Chevel Shepherd crowned winner of the singing contest. Shepherd, of Farmington, New Mexico, was coached by another talent show discovery, inaugural “American Idol” victor Kelly Clarkson. “The Voice” was the week’s most popular entertainment show. Football once again proved its ratings dominance. Broadcast and cable games and related telecasts claimed six of the week’s top 10 spots. The top-ranked game — and program overall — was NBC’s Sunday night NFL showcase, in which the Seattle Seahawks clinched a spot in the NFC playoffs with a 38-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

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