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Kanye West Officially Changes His Name to ‘Ye’

A Los Angeles judge on Monday approved the request of the rapper, producer and fashion designer to legally change his name from Kanye Omari West to just Ye, with no middle or last name.

Kanye West performs on the main Pyramid stage during the Glastonbury music festival on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Worthy Farm, Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Colin Powell Dead at 84 from COVID-19 Complications

Colin Powell, who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace but whose sterling reputation suffered when he went before the U.N. and made faulty claims to justify the U.S. war in Iraq, has died of complications from a reported breakthrough case of COVID-19.

US Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff General Colin Powell addresses the Veterans of Foreign Wars 04 March 1991, Washington,DC. In his speech, Powell said the United States will demand that Iraq account immediately and fully for all US soldiers missing in action or held prisoner. AFP PHOTO/Jerome DELAY …

Box Office: ‘Halloween Kills’ Carves Out $50.4 Million to Take #1 Spot

“Halloween Kills” may be available to watch at home, but the latest installment in the Michael Myers saga is making a killing at the North American box office in its first weekend in theaters. The David Gordon Green-directed horror scared up $50.4 million from 3,705 locations, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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Artist Sues Newly Freed Bill Cosby over 1990 Hotel Encounter

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A prominent Bill Cosby accuser filed suit Thursday against the actor over a 1990 hotel room encounter in Atlantic City, New Jersey, before the state’s two-year window to file older sexual assault claims expires.

File-This June 30, 2021, file photo shows Bill Cosby reacting outside his home in Elkins Park, Pa., after being released from prison. The lead prosecutor in Cosby's sex assault case believes the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overstepped its power in reversing the comedian's conviction and added "fuel on the fire' when …

Russian Film Crew Arrives to Make First Movie in Space

A Russian actress and director on Tuesday arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) in a bid to best the United States and film the first movie in orbit. The Russian crew is set to beat a Hollywood project that was announced last year by “Mission Impossible” star Tom Cruise together with NASA and Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

In this handout photo released by Roscosmos, actress Yulia Peresild, left, film director Klim Shipenko, right, and cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov wave from a bus prior to the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. Actress Yulia Peresild and film director Klim Shipenko blasted off Tuesday for the …

William Shatner, 90, Headed to Space On a Jeff Bezos Blue Origin Rocket

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Star Trek’s Captain Kirk is rocketing into space this month — boldly going where no other sci-fi actors have gone. Jeff Bezos’ space travel company, Blue Origin, announced Monday that William Shatner will blast off from West Texas on Oct. 12.

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Pat Robertson Steps Down as Host of ‘700 Club’ After 60 Years

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Pat Robertson, who turned a tiny Virginia television station into a global religious broadcasting network, is stepping down after a half-century running the “700 Club” on daily TV, the Christian Broadcasting Network announced on Friday.

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 file photo, Rev. Pat Robertson poses a question to a Republican presidential candidate during a forum at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va. The Christian Broadcasting Network, which Robertson founded, says he was rushed to the nearest stroke center Friday, Feb. 2, …

Merck Says Experimental Pill Cuts Worst Effects of Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — Merck & Co. said Friday that its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus and that it would soon ask health officials in the U.S. and around the world to authorize its use.

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Judge Suspends Britney Spears’ Father from Conservatorship

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a major victory for Britney Spears, a judge on Wednesday suspended the singer’s father from the conservatorship that has controlled her life and money for 13 years, saying the arrangement “reflects a toxic environment.”

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Recording artist Britney Spears attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Lindsay Lohan’s Mother Pleads Guilty to Drunken Driving

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Dina Lohan, actor Lindsay Lohan’s mother, pleaded guilty to drunken driving on Tuesday and is expected to be sentenced to 18 days in jail and five years’ probation for rear-ending another car on Long Island and leaving the scene.

HEMPSTEAD, NY - MARCH 04: Dina Lohan (L) appears in court for a hearing at Nassau County First District Court on March 4, 2014 in Hempstead, New York. Lohan was arrest on September 12, 2013 for Driving While Intoxicated and speeding. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images)