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Meet the woman set to voice the Oscars for the 10th time

Veteran voiceover artist Randy Thomas is warming up her vocal chords for her tenth stint in the announcer’s booth at Sunday’s Academy Awards.
Thomas made history in 1993 as the first woman hired by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be the Oscars live announcer.
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Cartoon museum acquires dozens of original Archie comics

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The world's largest cartoon museum has announced the acquisition of dozens of complete original Archie Comics stories.
The work by the late artist Dan DeCarlo includes stories from Betty and Me, Betty & Veronica, Veronica, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Josie and the Pussycats, Cheryl Blossom and Jughead.
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Quebec director working on Celine Dion biopic with support of singer's family

Another Celine Dion biopic is in the works.
A publicist has confirmed that Quebec director Marc-Andre Lavoie is set to oversee the English-language film, "Celine Before Celine," tracking Dion's rise to musical superstardom.
The feature, slated for a 2020 production, has been sanctioned by Dion's family, according to the Hollywood Reporter, who first revealed the plans.
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R. Kelly due in Chicago court to face sex abuse charges

R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, is due in court Saturday after being charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17.
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Pioneering transgender singer Jackie Shane dead at 78

NASHVILLE -- Jackie Shane, a black transgender soul singer who became a pioneering musician in Toronto where she packed out nightclubs in the 1960s, has died. She was 78.
Record label Numero Group, which produced a Grammy-nominated album about Shane that brought her back out into the spotlight, confirmed Friday that she died in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Chicago judge sets bond at $1M in R. Kelly sex abuse case

R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, is due in court Saturday after being charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17.
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$130M up for grabs in 'Fortnight World Cup'

More than just bragging rights will be on the line come July for Fortnite players.
Epic games -- the software developer behind the battle royale game – has announced its “Fortnite World Cup.” The tournament will see players go head to head and compete for approximately $130 million in prize money.
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Oscar race experts give low-down on 'take no prisoners' campaign for best picture

With no clear front-runner, and audience favourites like Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book embroiled in controversy, the Oscars' best picture race has become a fierce and unpredictable campaign for the academy's top award.
While Netflix is reportedly spending millions of dollars to promote its first-ever best picture nominee Roma, Universal Pictures is trying to navigate continuing bad press for Green Book, and Bohemian Rhapsody is trying to separate itself from its shunned director.
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$130M up for grabs in 'Fortnite World Cup'

More than just bragging rights will be on the line come July for Fortnite players.
Epic games -- the software developer behind the battle royale game – has announced its “Fortnite World Cup.” The tournament will see players go head to head and compete for approximately $130 million in prize money.
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'American Pie' singer objects to coverage of ex's exhibit

CAMDEN, Maine -- Don McLean's former wife has launched a photo exhibition about domestic abuse that includes a copy of the protection order issued against him, and the "American Pie" singer is threatening to sue a weekly newspaper that wrote about it.
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$100M up for grabs in 'Fortnite World Cup'

More than just bragging rights will be on the line come July for Fortnite players.
Epic games -- the software developer behind the battle royale game – has announced its “Fortnite World Cup.” The tournament will see players go head to head and compete for approximately $100 million in prize money.
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A bumpy road to the Oscars could end in triumph for Netflix

LOS ANGELES -- The most tumultuous Oscar season in memory might pale in comparison to the aftermath.
The best picture race to Sunday's 91st Academy Awards remains unpredictable, but odds makers peg Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" as the film most likely to triumph at the end of the night.
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Sexual misconduct allegations against son led to Time's Up CEO's resignation

The gender equality initiative Time's Up says its president and CEO resigned because of sexual misconduct allegations against her son.
The group on Friday issued a statement explaining why Lisa Borders stepped down from the organization that was formed last year in response to sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood.
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