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Revenge and racism

Media | Liam Neeson becomes the latest celebrity to face backlash over past racism
by Mary Jackson
Posted 2/08/19, 02:43 pm

Actor Liam Neeson is facing public outrage and condemnation from civil rights advocates this week after a British newspaper published an interview where he described a racist incident that occurred nearly 40 years ago.

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Actor Albert Finney dies at age 82

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/08/19, 01:05 pm

British actor Albert Finney died Thursday at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London after complications from a chest infection. He was 82. His family said Friday that he “passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side.” Finney became famous after starring in Tom Jones in 1963, earning him the first of five Oscar nominations. He earned other nominations for his roles in Murder on the Orient Express, The Dresser, Under the Volcano, and Erin Brockovich.

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Big game, big drama

Culture | How the Super Bowl is becoming a cultural battleground
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/01/19, 03:12 pm

Some celebrities are shunning Super Bowl LIII—which pits the New England Patriots against the Los Angeles Rams—amid controversy over the National Football League’s policy on player protests.

A number of artists, including Jay-Z, Pink, and Rihanna, reportedly declined invitations to perform in the big game’s halftime show Sunday in Atlanta, and comedian Amy Schumer refused to appear in a commercial during the game.

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