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‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

Actor Chadwick Boseman/Source: Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday of cancer, his representative said. He was 43. Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by…

NTSB: No Outward Engine Failure in Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash

Federal investigators say wreckage from the helicopter that crashed last month and killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others did not show any evidence of outward engine failure. That’s according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board. The Jan. 26 crash killed the former Los Angeles Lakers star, his teenage daughter and seven others. The helicopter…

Sorry, Paparazzi, Celebs Now Get Private Treatment at LAX

Sorry, paparazzi. Celebrities who are sick of being stalked by photographers at Los Angeles International Airport can now find some privacy – not to mention luxury – at a new terminal. The $22 million facility called the Private Suite opened Monday and offers an exclusive entrance, one-on-one security screening and plush lounges. And when it’s time to catch the flight,…

Alleged Phony Priest Arrested for Pope Trip Swindle

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles police have arrested a man they say posed as a priest, officiated at Masses, funerals and even a wedding and sold thousands of dollars in phony tickets to see the pope. Erwin Mena was arrested Tuesday and remains jailed on dozens of criminal charges that include grand theft and committing perjury by filing a…