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Lawyer says R. Kelly to stay jailed until Monday or Tuesday

R. Kelly, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, won’t get out of jail until Monday or Tuesday as confidants scramble to arrange to pay the $100,000 bail needed to free him as he awaits trial for aggravated sexual abuse, his lawyer said Sunday.
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Flowers from Meghan Markle’s baby shower donated to charity

Flowers from Meghan Markle’s New York baby shower are getting a second life. WNBC reports that the flowers from the Duchess of Sussex’s shower on Wednesday were donated to Repeat Roses, an organization that gives flowers to charities. The American Cancer Society says Meghan’s flowers were donated to cancer patients around the city.
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Feds tell Alfonso Ribeiro he can’t copyright ‘Carlton’ moves

LOS ANGELES – “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Alfonso Ribeiro has been denied a copyright for the “Carlton” dance, which he’s suing two videogame makers over. The denial from the U.S. Copyright Office was revealed Wednesday in a motion to dismiss Ribeiro’s lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive, the makers of NBA 2K16, which Ribeiro says illegally makes use of the dance. The document denying the copyright says the moves in the “Carlton” represent a simple dance routine rather than a work of choreography, which can be copyrighted.
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Cardi B deactivates Instagram account after Grammy criticism

NEW YORK – Cardi B has deactivated her Instagram account following social media criticism of her winning a Grammy for best rap album. Some people said the 26-year-old rapper didn’t deserve the Grammy over other nominees. The criticism was amplified by a now-deleted BET tweet that pitted Cardi B against her longtime rival Nicki Minaj.
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New Jersey becomes first US state to take legal Oscars bets

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 12:49 p.m.

Perhaps you weren’t sure – or didn’t care – if Gisele Bundchen’s husband and the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl this month. But you know why “The Favourite” is a favorite to win an Oscar for best costume design and you’re willing to bet on Lady Gaga snagging some hardware for her performance in “A Star is Born.”