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Ex-rap mogul Marion ‘Suge’ Knight pleads no contest to voluntary manslaughter - Dotemirates
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Ex-rap mogul Marion ‘Suge’ Knight pleads no contest to voluntary manslaughter

Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to voluntary manslaughter and after he ran over two men, killing one, nearly four years ago. The Death Row Records co-founder entered the plea in Los Angeles Superior Court and has agreed to serve 28 years in prison. Knight was charged with murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run after fleeing the scene of an altercation in January 2015 outside a Compton burger stand. Knight and Cle “Bone” Sloan, a consultant on the N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton” were involved in a fist fight that ended with Knight clipping the man with...


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05/02/2019

Sky News Raw: a meta live stream of a newsroom? What a mad gamble

At 9:46 this morning, Sky News ate itself. During the morning editorial meeting, broadcast live to the nation under the vaguely ridiculous banner of Sky News Raw, an editor looked up from her pile of papers and sighed “Should we do a piece about Raw?” There followed some back and forth, right there on Sky News Raw, about whether or not Sky News should indeed do a piece about Sky News Raw. The matter was then discussed of the broadcaster best positioned to do it. A name was mooted, and the woman shook her head. “He can’t do a piece...
05/02/2019

Liam Neeson says he is not a racist in wake of rape comments

Liam Neeson has denied he is a racist , saying that he had grown up surrounded by bigotry during the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Neeson sparked outrage in a newspaper interview in which he said that, as a young man, after someone close to him had said she had been raped by a black man. Appearing on Good Morning America, Neeson explained his comments had originally been part of a discussion about the concept of revenge. “I remembered an incident nearly 40 years ago where a very dear friend of mine was brutally raped … I had never felt this...

Creativity lands here!

Those who check in to the Cochin International Airport in the coming days will be in for a visual treat. The wall of Terminal 1 is adorned with a 115-metre-long and two-metre-high artwork that depicts magnificent sights of Kerala. Artist Ajayan V. Kattungal from Alappuzha, who spent six months to complete the work, says it aims to give a sense of relief to the travellers. “Those who look at it should feel rejuvenated and get a fair idea about the state,” says Ajayan. The project, which is done under the theme Haritha Keralam (Green Kerala), is devoid of images of...

05/02/2019

A Wake in Progress: the show that's a dress rehearsal for death

It’s not uncommon in theatre to see an actor dying on stage. But how often do we get to choose who that actor is? That’s the premise of , an interactive play in which performers throw a “dress rehearsal” wake for a dying character, and the audience decide the roles and what the dress rehearsal will look like. “On the face of it, it’s about a young person who has a terminal illness,” says playwright Joel Samuels, who spent a year creating the show with . “But the actors don’t know [beforehand] if they’re playing the person who has the...
05/02/2019

Liam Neeson says he's 'not racist' after controversial interview

Liam Neeson has denied he is racist, after admitting he once set out to kill any black man who provoked him.The actor has been facing a major racism storm since he made the comments in an interview, published by The Independent on Monday.He said he walked the streets with a weapon around 40 years ago, hoping to take out his anger after someone close to him was raped by a black man.But speaking on ABC's Good Morning America, Neeson said: "I'm not racist."The Hollywood star told ABC's Robin Roberts on Tuesday that around 40 years ago, one of his close...
05/02/2019

Whoopi Goldberg asked to be the first female Doctor Who

Whoopi Goldberg has revealed that years ago she asked BBC bosses to give her the lead role in Doctor Who.The 63-year-old actress said: "The idea of that just so made me happy. But they were like, 'Um, no.'"Jodie Whittaker eventually became the first female Time Lord and 13th Doctor in 2018.Goldberg, who was yesterday announced as one of the category presenters at the Oscars, said she was a big sci-fi fan and has always loved sci-fi shows.Speaking on David Tennant's podcast, she said: "I always felt like science fiction predicted the future. "Whether it was climate change, hand computers or...