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  • Mobb Deep’s Prodigy Remembered by Lil’ Kim, Busta Rhymes, Steve Rifkind at Post-BET Awards Toast June 27, 2017
    Hours after a touching on-air tribute to Mobb Deep’s Albert “Prodigy” Johnson at the BET Awards, hip-hop stars past and present gathered to remember the influential artist. Loud Records Founder and WAV principal Steve Rifkind cohosted the event — and led a toast in Prodigy’s honor — with Havoc of Mobb Deep at the Palm... […]
    Variety Staff
  • Japan Box Office: ‘Confession of Murder’ Strikes Again in Third Weekend June 27, 2017
    “Confession of Murder,” Yu Irie’s hit take on Jung Byung-Gil’s 2012 Korean thriller, took top spot at the Japanese box office for the third consecutive weekend. For the June 24-25 frame, the film earned $2.1 million on 165,000 admissions, while running its cumulative total to $12.8 million. Distributed by Warner Japan, the film looks likely to... […]
    Patrick Frater
  • Korea Box Office: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Debuts on Top June 27, 2017
    Paramount’s “Transformers: The Last Knight” topped the Korean box office, albeit with a franchise low score. Debuting Wednesday with local distribution by Lotte Entertainment, the fifth film in the hugely popular franchise earned $12.9 million from 1.75 million admissions over five days. Dominating 1,727 screens nationwide, “Last Knight” accounted for 64% of the total weekend... […]
    Patrick Frater
  • ‘The Bachelorette’ Recap: Rachel Takes a Leap of Love in Norway June 27, 2017
    It’s episode five of “The Bachelorette” Season 13 and Rachel Lindsay finally gets rid of the professional “tickle monster.” He asks for one last tickle before he leaves! Oh, Rachel. Poor, poor Rachel. The pickings are truly slim! This sentiment of — what do you call it? Ah, yes, pity — persists throughout the first... […]
    Seth Kelley
  • PopPolitics: ‘The Force’ Author Don Winslow on the ‘Insanity’ of Trump’s Return to a War on Drugs (Listen) June 27, 2017
    Don Winslow’s new epic novel “The Force” centers on NYPD detective sergeant Denny Malone, who leads an elite unit, waging a war on drugs, gangs and guns. Malone is both effective and corrupt, the kind of figure that raises moral questions of when the ends justify the means. Fox already has snatched up the rights... […]
    Ted Johnson

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