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Miguel Ferrer Dies: ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’, ‘Crossing Jordan’ Satr Was 61 |The Republican News

 

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Miguel Ferrer, who had played Owen Granger on NCIS: Los Angeles since 2012 and co-starred with Jill Hennessy on CBS’ Crossing Jordan, died today of cancer. He was 61.

The son of late actor Jose Ferrer, he also was to reprise his role as FBI Agent Albert Rosenfeld on David Lynch’s revival Twin Peaks on Showtime.

Ferrer launched his career in the early 1980s with small guest shots on such series as Magnum, P.I., CHiPS and Cagney & Lacey and features including Heartbreaker, The Man Who Wasn’t There and Star Trek: III: The Search for Spock. He would go on to focus mostly on TV throughout that decade before landing the Twin Peaks role in 1990.

The Santa Monica native toplined the short-lived Stephen J. Cannell-creator cop drama Broken Badges in 1991 and also starred in Lynch’s 1950s romp On the Air the following year. He appeared in a number of features during the 1990s but continued to star on short-run TV series including Fallen Angels and Al Franken’s LateLine.

In 2001, Ferrer landed a role in the NBC drama Crossing Jordan, starring opposite Hennessy’s Boston medical examiner. The show was among the top 20 in the year-end ratings for 2001-02 and remained on the air until 2007.

After that series wrapped, Ferrer starred opposite Michelle Ryan in Bionic Woman, which lasted nine episodes, co-starred with Ally Walker and Tisha Campbell-Martin in the LAPD drama The Protector in 2011. But his next role would be his biggest.

In 2012, Ferrer joined the cast of CBS’ popular spinoff NCIS: Los Angeles, opposite Chris O’Donnell, LL Cool J, Linda Hunt and others. He came in early on as the assistant director of NCIS and at first was a hard-as-nails unpleasant sort to the team. But during the course of the ensuing seasons, his Owen Granger warmed up to them and became a friend. There has been an ongoing mole-hunt storyline in the current eighth season of NCIS: LA, and Granger was stabbed while in police custody in the most recent episode that aired Sunday.

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Kim Kardashian West Jewelry Heist: Read Chilling New Details From Leaked Police Report

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Chilling account: Kim Kardashian West jewelry heist: Read chilling new details from leaked police report

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The details are chilling.Just days after French police made a series of arrests in Kim Kardashian West’s jewelry heist case, the very first report Kim made to police in the early-morning hours after she was bound and gagged on Oct. 3 has been leaked.

MailOnline and People.com published English translations of the report that originally appeared in French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche in French. (Kim, of course, spoke to investigators in English.)

In an interview given at 4:30 a.m. — about two hours after the armed robbery at Paris’ No Address Hotel, where Kim had been staying during Paris Fashion Week — she revealed that she decided to retired to an upstairs bedroom and work on her computer inside the hotel apartment while sister Kourtney Kardashian and assistant Stephanie Sheppard got ready then left for a night on the town.

Stylist Simone Harouche was also in the hotel apartment, sleeping in another bedroom at the time.

“I heard a noise at the door, like footsteps, and I shouted, asking, ‘Who’s there?'” Kim said, according to People.com‘s translation of the report. “No one answered. I called my bodyguard at 2:56 a.m. Through the door, I saw two people arrive, plus the night man who was tied up.”

According to MailOnline’s translation, Kim explained that “Both men were hooded. One had a ski mask and he had a cap and a jacket with ‘police’ on it. The second man had the same ‘police’ clothes but did not have any ski mask.”

The man in the mask ripped away her Blackberry phone, reports MailOnline, then “demanded, with a strong French accent, my ring. It was on the bedside table. It’s worth $4 million dollars,” Kim recounted to police, according to People.com. “He took out a gun and I showed him the ring.”

They then grabbed her and took her into the hallway. “I was wearing a bathrobe, naked underneath. Then we went in the room again and they pushed me on the bed,” Kim told police, according to People.com.

Continued MailOnline’s translation, “And at that point they tied me up and put plastic cables and Scotch tape on my hands, and then taped my mouth and my legs. They took me to my bathroom, more specifically in my bathtub.” She then added, “I forgot to tell you that when they pushed me on the bed, they headed toward my handbag and they cleared everything.”

Kim also detailed what the robbers took: “My Vuitton jewellery box was near my bag and, at that time, he said something to the other individual, shouting. In my jewelry box there were two Cartier diamond bracelets, a Jacob necklace in gold with diamonds, earrings with diamonds by Loraine Schwarz, and others by Yanina,” she reportedly said.

“There were three gold necklaces by Jacob, little bracelets, jewels, rings. A necklace by Loraine Schwarz with diamonds, another little necklace with six diamonds underneath. Another diamond necklace with the name of my son Saint on it. There was also a Jacob diamond cross. There were two rings in yellow gold,” Kim continued. “I think they robbed me of $5 million. They didn’t rob my cash. They took my iPhone 6… and the Blackberry. Then they left, running.”

During the heist, Kim told police, the robbers spoke in French. They had possession of the hotel’s mobile phone, which didn’t stop ringing.

After they left, “I removed the tape from my hands and my mouth. I removed the plastic. I realized they were a bit young because of the way they strapped me,” she said, according to MailOnline’s translation. “I removed the tape on my legs. I ran to Simone’s room. Then I called my sister Kourtney with Simone’s phone. Simone called her bodyguard because she was hearing some noise.”

After confirming her report, which concluded about an hour later, Kim told cops that she wanted to fly home to her children North, 3, and Saint, 1, who were in the United States and that she had a private plane waiting for her.

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Lagos Socialite, Pretty Mike, Defends Chaining Women Like Dogs | The Republican News

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A socialite, Mike Nwogu, aka Pretty Mike, says his action of putting leashes on women like dogs during public functions has been misinterpreted.

Nwogu, who was arrested by the police on Wednesday and ordered to issue apologies on all his social media platforms, said on Instagram that his action was well intended.

He, however, added that he would use other means to “create the necessary awareness.”

The photos of the 30-year-old club owner putting leashes on some women during weddings had gone viral on the Internet.

Some Nigerians, who were appalled by the display, called for the arrest and prosecution of Nwogu for dehumanising women.

The police on Wednesday reportedly arrested Nwogu for turning women into human puppies with chains around their necks.

The arrest was said to have been made on the orders of the Lagos State Government.

Nwogu was reportedly released after making an undertaking to desist from the act.

According to the undertaking, Nwogu allegedly admitted knowing that his action was against the law and pledged not to further indulge in such behaviour.

The undertaking read in part, “I, Mike Eze Nwalie, aka Pretty Mike, of 21A Luma Street, Magodo GRA, do hereby undertake to stop whatever act of putting girls on leashes or any other degrading treatment to ladies and guys.

“I am aware that such act offends the law of Lagos State and if I repeat it, there will be legal action towards me.

“I undertake to issue a letter of apology to the public effective from tomorrow (Thursday) on all my social media platforms.”

However, the apology issued by Nwogu on his Instagram page, said his action was wrongly interpreted.

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He said, “There has been a lot of controversy over two of my outings holding some females on a leash. I apologise to all the women and the good people of Lagos State, Nigeria and the rest of the world, who feel dehumanised by this craft that meant well. I will use other platforms and formats to continue to create the necessary awareness.”

The Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, in a statement on Thursday noted that the government would not tolerate any anti-social behaviour.

Kazeem restated government’s determination to prosecute anybody who violated any law of the state under any guise.

“The Lagos State Government is committed to the protection of the rights of all citizens, including children, women and all the vulnerable persons in the state,” he said.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the case was still under investigation.

Meanwhile, a comedian, Wale Gates, said the  government shouldn’t have arrested Nwogu.

In a series of tweets on Thursday, he said, “Arresting Pretty Mike is an overreaction and an overreach. Why couldn’t we as a society reject him without the government forming morality police.” (Punchng.com)

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Police Arrest Lagos Club Owner, ‘Pretty Mike’, For Putting Girls On Leash | The Republican News

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The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a club owner and socialite, Mike Nwogu, who is popularly known as Pretty Mike, for dehumanising young women.

Nwogu was in the news recently after images emerged of him attending different events in Lagos with two masked ladies on leashes.

The images, which went viral, sparked outrage with many calling on the relevant authorities and the Lagos State government to intervene and prevent such anti-social and inhumane behaviour.

The Lagos State Ministry of Justice confirmed the arrest in a statement by its Director, Public Affairs, Bola Akingbade.
The statement said Nwogu was arrested on Wednesday “for dehumanising young girls by turning them into human puppies with chains around their necks”.

The 30-year-old is cooperating with the authorities in their investigation and has signed an undertaking to stop the act and apologise to the public, according to the statement.

The undertaking, the statement said, read, “I, Mike Eze Nwalie, A.K.A Pretty Mike of 21A Magodo GRA, Luma Street, do hereby undertake to stop whatever act of putting girls on a leash or any other degrading treatment to ladies and guys.

“I am aware that such act offends the law of the State of Lagos and if I repeat it again, there will be legal act towards me. I undertake to issue a letter of apology to the public effective from tomorrow on all my social media platforms.”

The Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, was quoted as saying, the state government will not tolerate any anti-social behavior that attempt to dehumanise any citizen in the State.

“The Lagos State Government is committed to the protection of the rights of all citizens including children, women and all the vulnerable persons in the State,” Kazeem said. (Punchng.com)

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Meet Your 2017 74th Golden Globe Winners |The Republcian News

 

Samantha Rollins
Awards season is officially in full swing, as the biggest stars in movies in television are out at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles for the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards.
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But who will take home the most hardware? Follow along with us as we update this list (with winners in bold) throughout the ceremony.

Best Motion Picture, Drama

Moonlight 

Manchester by the Sea 

Lion 

Hacksaw Ridge 

Hell or High Water

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

La La Land

20th Century Women

Sing Street

Florence Foster Jenkins

Deadpool

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Isabelle Huppert, Elle 

Natalie Portman, Jackie 

Ruth Negga, Loving 

Amy Adams, Arrival 

Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Emma Stone, La La Land

Annette Bening, 20th Century Women

Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply

Meryl Streep,

Florence Foster Jenkins

Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea 

Denzel Washington, Fences 

Joel Edgerton, Loving 

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge 

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Dev Patel, Lion

Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals (WINNER)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea 

Viola Davis, Fences (WINNER)

Naomie Harris, Moonlight 

Nicole Kidman, Lion 

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Best Director, Motion Picture

Damien Chazelle, La La Land 

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea 

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight 

Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge 

Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Ryan Gosling, La La Land (WINNER)

Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Colin Farrell, The Lobster

Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins

Jonah Hill, War Dogs

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

Manchester by the Sea 

La La Land (WINNER)

Moonlight

Hell or High Water 

Nocturnal Animals

Best Original Score, Motion Picture

Arrival

Lion

La La Land (WINNER)

Moonlight

Hidden Figures

Best Motion Picture, Animated

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

My Life As a Zucchini

Sing

Zootopia (WINNER)

Best Original Song, Motion Picture

“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls 

“City of Stars,” La La Land (WINNER)

“Faith,” Sing 

“Gold,” Gold 

“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language

Divines, France

Elle, France (WINNER)

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The Salesman, Iran/France

Toni Erdmann, Germany

Best Television Series, Drama

The Crown

Game of Thrones

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Westworld

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy

Atlanta (WINNER)

Veep 

Transparent

Black-ish

Mozart in the JungleBest Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

American Crime

The Dresser

The Night Manager

The Night Of

The People v. O.J. Simpson (WINNER)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot 

Matthew Rhys, The Americans 

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul 

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan 

Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath (WINNER)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle

Nick Nolte, Graves

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of 

Bryan Cranston, All The Way 

Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager 

John Turturro, The Night Of 

Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson 

Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager (WINNER)

John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson

Christian Slater,

Mr. Robot 

John Lithgow, The CrownBest Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama

Winona Ryder, Stranger Things 

Claire Foy, The Crown 

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld 

Catriona Balfe, Outlander 

Keri Russell, The Americans

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

Olivia Colman, The Night Manager (WINNER)

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Chrissy Metz, This Is Us

Mandy Moore, This Is Us

Thandie Newton, Westworld

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson (WINNER)

Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Charlotte Rampling, London Spy

Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy

Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Issa Rae, Insecure

Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish (WINNER)

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Janet Jackson, Qutari Husband Welcome Son, Eissa |The Republican News

 

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 It’s a boy!Janet Jackson  and husband Wissam Al Mana welcomed their first child, a son, on Tuesday, Jan. 3, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

“Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world,” her rep says in a statement.

“Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably.”

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Jackson married Qatari businessman Al Mana in 2012, and news of their first child’s impending arrival was reported in May. Speculation first began when the singer postponed her Unbreakable World Tour so, as she said in a video posted to Twitter in early April, she and Al Mana could focus on their family.

Read more: EXCLUSIVE: Janet Jackson Is Pregnant With Her First Child, Seen With Growing Baby Bump |The Republican News

“We’re in the second leg of the tour, and there actually has been a sudden change,” she said in the clip. “I thought it was important that you be the first to know.

“My husband and I are planning our family,” she continued. “So I’m going to have to delay the tour.”

In October, the singer shared a baby bump photo exclusively with PEOPLE, saying, “We thank God for our blessing.”

Read more: Janet Jackson Muslim Clothing Upsetting To Her Family |The Republican News

Though Jackson has been fairly quiet regarding her pregnancy, she was spotted running errands for baby supplies at London’s Back in Action furniture store in September. And while she was out and about, Jackson kept her baby bump under wraps in sweatpants, a black sweater and a matching scarf.

Soon after the sighting, a source close to the Jackson family told PEOPLE Jackson was eager to become a mom for the first time.

“She is super excited about her pregnancy and is doing extremely well,” the source said in September. “She actually feels very good about everything.”

Her older brother Jermaine Jackson has also shared a few details of his youngest sister’s pregnancy journey.

“She’ll be a great mother because she is very tough, very strict,” Jermaine, 61, who has nine children of his own, said in May.

“But I tell her, ‘If you need any parenting skills or baby skills, let me know because I’m the best diaper changer there is on this planet, still to this day.’ ” (People)

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Paul Okoye Of PSquare Buys Half of Triple MG |The Republican News

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It has been revealed that Paul Okoye, one half of the pop duo, P-Square, is half owner of popular record label, Made Men Music and Management Limited, known as Triple MG.
This revelation was made by one of the in-house singer, Tekno, who posted the hint stating: “My people listen. I’m happy and excited about life. That’s all that matters despite this year being a crazy year. So, I want to use this opportunity to say thank you to Upfront and Personal. Thank you Paul O for becoming a part of my label, for buying into the company, owning 50% shares of the company.
“This is really good. I’m excited because it really facilitated a lot of things.”
Tekno also used the opportunity to thank his fans and team for supporting and believing in his brand.
The artiste, who recently got three awards at the just concluded Soundcity MVP Awards, is also set to drop his debut album, this year.  (The Nation)

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