Daily Archive: April 7, 2013

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Entertainment

Late-night network shows still a White men's club

NO WOMEN OR MINORITIES-This June 3, 1992 photo shows Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, right, playing the saxophone with the band during the musical opening of “The Arsenio Hall Show.” (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file) by Lynn Elber LOS ANGELES (AP) — The role of female talk show hosts in late-night TV broadcast network history, all 50-plus years of it, can be summed up in two words: Joan Rivers. It takes just another two — Arsenio Hall — to do the same for minorities.

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National

Dropouts: Discouraged Americans leave labor force

HELP WANTED– This Friday, March 29, 2013 file photo shows a help wanted sign at a barber shop in Richmond, Va. U.S. employers added just 88,000 jobs in March, the fewest in nine months and a sharp retreat after a period of strong hiring. Many discouraged Americans are giving up the job hunt for school, retirement and disability. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File) by Jesse Washington and Paul Wiseman WASHINGTON (AP) — After a full year of fruitless job hunting, Natasha Baebler just gave up.

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National

Obama apologizes to Calif. AG for comment on looks

PRESIDENT APOLOGIZES–In this Feb. 16, 2012 photo President Barack Obama walks with California Attorney General Kamala Harris, center, after arriving at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File) by Darlene Superville Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has apologized to California Attorney General Kamala Harris for causing a stir when he called her “the best-looking attorney general” at a Democratic fundraiser they attended together this week.

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People

Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez expecting a baby

PREGNANT-This Oct. 24, 2012 photo shows actors Olivier Martinez, left, and Halle Berry at the Los Angeles premiere of Berry’s film, “Cloud Atlas,” in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, file) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Halle Berry is pregnant. A representative for the 46-year-old actress confirms that Berry and her fiance, Olivier Martinez, are expecting their first child together.

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Entertainment

Wesley Snipes leaves Pa. prison after tax sentence

FREE MAN-In this Sept. 9, 2009 photo, Wesley Snipes poses during the photo call for the film “Brooklyn’s Finest” at the 66th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File) LEWIS RUN, Pa. (AP) — Wesley Snipes has been released from a federal prison in Pennsylvania.

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Sports

1st Black heavyweight champ's family wants pardon

TRAILBLAZER–Boxer Jack Johnson is shown signing contracts in this undated photo. (AP Photo/file) by Ramit Plusnick-Masti HOUSTON (AP) — Relatives and hometown supporters of the nation’s first Black heavyweight boxing champion are turning to YouTube to convince President Barack Obama to posthumously pardon him of a 1913 conviction for accompanying a White woman across state lines.