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What’s new with Newt!

What’s new with Newt!

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich talks about his new duties as co-host of CNN's "Crossfire," a political talk show airing weekdays. (Check local listings).

Kam Williams: He

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Life after the f-word

Life after the f-word

It's been more than six years since Isaiah Washington was unceremoniously dropped from the hit TV series "Grey's Anatomy" for allegedly insulting co-star T.R. Knight with a derogatory gay slur. Since then, the actor has failed to secure a role as popular as Dr. Preston Burke, his character on the Shonda Rhimes-created medical drama, which is still on the air.

His role in "Blue Caprice" as John Allen Muhammad, the D.C. sniper who killed 10 people in 2002 and was executed for those crimes in 2009, might change all that. But according to an interview with Gawker, Washington says he felt the aftereffects of the "Grey's" scandal for a very long time.

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  • Written by Jozen Cummings/The Root

John Legend marries swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen

John Legend marries swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen

Hate to break it to you, girls – and guys. John Legend tied the knot. To his model girlfriend. In Italy.

Legend, 34, married Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, Chrissy Teigen, on Saturday in Lake Como.

The lovebirds' wedding comes as no surprise. Teigen keeps an online blog, where she posts recipes and tidbits about her life with the famed crooner.

Last September, she posted that it was their sixth anniversary.

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  • Written by Faith Karimi/CNN

Multiple fatalities in Navy Yard shooting; suspect dead, official says

Multiple fatalities in Navy Yard shooting; suspect dead, official says

A suspect is dead after a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, a senior Navy official said Monday.

Conflicting reports emerged about whether there was another shooter. Ed Zeigler, director of public affairs for Naval District Washington, told CNN earlier Monday that two suspected shooters were "down," but the senior Navy official could not confirm whether there was more than one gunman.

Multiple people were killed in the deadly shooting, Zeigler said, which sent police in SWAT team gear swarming to the scene.

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  • Written by Tom Cohen, Barbara Starr and Catherine E. Shoichet

Beltway sniper saga revisits 2002 terror in DC area

Beltway sniper saga revisits  2002 terror  in DC area

In October of 2002, the entire Washington, DC area was practically paralyzed by a series of sniper attacks that was difficult to solve because the murderers didn't fit the typical serial killer profile and there was neither rhyme nor reason for how they picked their victims. Plus, the shooter's perch was inside the trunk of a car, a blue Chevy Caprice with a peephole bored out of the trunk.

That not only afforded the pair plenty of cover but enabled them to make a fast getaway from the scene of each crime. Meanwhile, the general populace waxed hysterical, having no idea from which direction the next bullet might come.

If you're interested in understanding what motivated the two madmen behind the bloody spree, then Blue Caprice is designed with you in mind. Directed by Parisian Alexandre Moors, the movie co-stars Isaiah Washington and Tequan Richmond as John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, respectively.

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Comebacks, returns and the ‘Classic’

Comebacks, returns and the ‘Classic’

WHAT’S HAPPENING MYRON Guess who's back? No, not me. I didn't go anywhere. I'm talking about Eddie Murphy! No, not Eddie Murphy the actor. I'm talking about Eddie Murphy the singer! Yeah, I know...same person. But Eddie hasn't made a record in years! Remember "Party all the Time?"

Now he is back on the music scene with a new song called "Red Light" featuring Snoop Dogg...or Snoop Lion rather. The laid back, smooth reggae tune is described as an anthem to raise awareness of important social changes in light of recent world events.

After I stumbled across the story about Eddie's new venture, I rushed to YouTube just to see what kind of amusement I could get out of it for a day. I mean, come on, this is the same guy who also recorded "Put Your Mouth on Me." And the song was just a bad as the title.

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Viola Jackson – doing it with ‘Disney On Ice’

Viola Jackson – doing it with ‘Disney On Ice’

A fashion designer by trade, Viola Jackson graduated from Alabama A&M University, where she focused on fashion, with a concentration on design. She toured with the Ebony Fashion Fair, hitting 180 cities in nine months while having an "off-the-chain" experience right out of school. Later, she freelanced, taking advantage of behind-the-scenes opportunities.

Jackson always wanted to do movies and bowed to the suggestion that she first needed more costume experience. She thought about the circus and then about "Disney on Ice," which had fascinated her since childhood. She reached out to Disney and now the self-described "Southern girl" from Demopolis, Ala. is doing it with Disney.

The New Tri-State Defender: What is the first thing you remember that you ever wanted to be?

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  • Written by Warren Roseborough

YAE Muzik – a match that works

YAE Muzik – a match that works

The sun was bouncing off my Air Jordan's and Jay Z's album, "Magna Carter," was jumping through my headphones and into my thought pattern as I arrived early at The Tug Restaurant in Harbor Town for an interview with Marnie Byford, aka MB, and Antonio Fleming, aka Cartier Hugo.

MB is a Caucasian woman and Hugo is an African-American man. So I jumped right in, asking what almost everyone would want to know, although most would be reluctant to broach.

"What brought you two together on this music game? When did black people and white people in the city of Memphis start making money together, seriously?"

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  • Written by Kelvin Cowans

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