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Temptations singer Richard Street dies at 70

Temptations singer Richard Street dies at 70

Former Temptations member Richard Street has died, his widow told CNN Entertainment on Wednesday.

The 70-year-old soul and R&B singer died early Wednesday at St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Las Veg

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  • Written by Tom Watkins/CNN

Michelle Rhee books her ‘Radical’ view

Michelle Rhee books her ‘Radical’ view

"Why am I a radical? Because in order to live up to our promise as a nation, we cannot rest until we provide a quality education for all our children. If America is truly going to be the land of equal opportunity, we have to provide that opportunity to every single child, regardless of where they live, what color they are, and what their parents do...

"Right now, our public school system isn't working for every child. It isn't working for our economy. And it isn't working for our democracy. As a result... cycles of poverty repeat and... a generation of children... too often children of color... is being denied its civil rights to a high-quality education."

– Excerpted from Chapter Twelve (pgs. 268-269)

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Quvenzhané sparks puppy purse mania

Quvenzhané sparks puppy purse mania

NEW YORK – The only thing that outshone nine-year-old best actress nominee Quvenzhané Wallis at the Oscars was the puppy purse she carried on the red carpet.

Just ask Poochie & Co., which makes the purse the young star sported on the red carpet.

"The interest after the award show has been unbelievable," said Leslie Palmer, division president at Cudlie Accessories, which owns Poochie & Co. "We've seen sales shoot up 25 percent to 30 percent since she started wearing them."

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  • Written by Emily Jane Fox/CNNMoney

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 02/28/2013

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 02/28/2013

For movies opening March 1, 2013

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"21 and Over" (R for drug use, alcohol abuse, graphic sexuality, frontal nudity, coarse humor and pervasive profanity) Raunchy teensploit revolving around a straight-A college student (Justin Chon) taken out by his best friends (Skylar Astin and Miles Teller) for a wild night of debauchery and overindulgence on the eve of an important med school interview. Cast includes Sarah Wright, Jonathan Keltz and Francois Chau.

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Why the Onion’s crappy apology is worthless

Why the Onion’s crappy apology is worthless

When I watched Quvenzhané Wallis telling the story of a little girl called Hushpuppy and her adventures living in a poor Bayou area in "Beasts of the Southern Wild," I was enchanted by how well she articulated her life and the world around her. I had so much hope that she might be the youngest person ever to take home a golden statuette and wanted to believe that everyone else on the planet shared my sentiment.

The best actress trophy went to Jennifer Lawrence for "Silver Linings Playbook," and the pervasive thinking for Quvenzhané was probably something like, "It's OK, Princess, you were still wonderful." But that wasn't the case in the offices of the Onion, the Chicago-based satirical news website. Someone, possibly a social media editor, as yet unnamed, decided to place this on Twitter:

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Film review: ‘War Witch’

Film review: ‘War Witch’

Komona's (Rachel Mwanza) life was irreversibly altered at the tender age of 12 when rebel forces led by the Great Tiger (Mizinga Mwinga) rampaged through her tiny African village. The unfortunate girl was forced at gunpoint to kill her own parents (Starlette Mathata and Alex Herabo) before being abducted and brainwashed into joining the cause.

Deep in the jungle, she was befriended by other kids orphaned by the conflict before being trained to use a weapon against government soldiers. However, more valuable than marksmanship, Komona developed an uncanny knack for sensing enemy positions, a skill which proved handy during encounters with deadly snipers and machine gun nests.

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Late to ‘Scandal’ & hooked already

Late to ‘Scandal’ & hooked already

I'm willing to bet that I know what the majority of you will be doing on this Thursday night. It's probably the same thing I will be doing now. Watching "Scandal" on ABC, right?

For the life of me, I don't know how I have managed to go all this time without watching this show. I mean, it feels like I have been keeping up with the show already just be being on Facebook each Thursday. You can actually get a full play-by-play update as the show is going...but only during commercial breaks.

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Janet Jackson, Wissam Al Mana are married

Janet Jackson,  Wissam Al Mana are married

Janet Jackson's a pro at keeping a secret.

According to a rep, the 46-year-old entertainer is married to Wissam Al Mana, and she has been for a while.

As "Entertainment Tonight" reports, their wedding happened months ago.

"Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony," the married pair said to "ET" in a statement regarding speculation that they were planning an "extravagant wedding."

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