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Texas Rangers Third Baseman Adrian Beltre Announces Retirement After 21 Seasons In MLB

Third baseman Adrian Beltre is retiring after eight years with the Texas Rangers. Beltre said in a statement, “after careful consideration and many sleepless nights, I have made the decision to retire from what I’ve been doing my whole life, which is playing baseball, the game I love.” Beltre signed with the Rangers in January 2011, after playing in 13 big-league seasons for the Dodgers, Mariners and Red Sox.  ...Read more

Ellen Pompeo Calls Out Magazine For “Lack Of Color” In Middle Of Interview

“Grey’s Anatomy” star Ellen Pompeo took the opportunity to complain about Porter Magazine’s lack of diversity, during the middle of a videotaped roundtable discussion set up by the publication for its annual “Women in Television” issue. Pompeo’s comments were part of a free-wheeling conversation between Pompeo and actresses Gabrielle Union, Emma Roberts and Gina Rodriquez about diversity at work, at schools and among friends. The women also discussed sexism and the pursuit of pay parity. ...Read more

Colorado Man Chris Watts Sentenced To Life in Prison For Killing Two Young Daughters And Pregnant Wife

A Colorado man was sentenced Monday to life in prison for killing his pregnant wife and their two young daughters and dumping their bodies on an oil work site. Prosecutors have said they agreed not to seek the death penalty in exchange for Christopher Watts’ guilty plea, after seeking approval from Shanann Watts’ family. Watts had pleaded guilty to three charges of murder in the deaths of his wife, Shanann Watts, and their young daughters. He also pleaded guilty on Nov. 6 to two counts of killing a child, one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body. ...Read more

CNN Seeking Hearing After White House Says They Will Work To Again Remove Jim Acosta’s Access

On Monday, CNN called on a federal court to hold emergency proceedings — this after the White House said it would again revoke press access to correspondent Jim Acosta despite a temporary restraining order on Friday to reinstate him. Acosta’s credentials were revoked after Trump denounced him as a “rude, terrible person” during a Nov. 7 news conference. CNN challenged the move in court and on Friday won a ruling that temporarily reinstated Acosta. In a filing on Monday, CNN and Acosta asked for an expedited hearing next week after top White House communications officials told Acosta in a letter late on Friday that it had already decided to suspend his press once the two-week restraining order expires. ...Read more

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Hosts Private Memorial For Ex-Kim Porter In Bel-Air

Following the tragic death of his ex-girlfriend Kim Porter, Diddy hosted a private memorial for Porter at his Bel-Air home on November 18th. The memorial was filled with hundreds of guests who wanted to pay their respects to the late model, including French Montana, Mary J. Blige and Pharrell. Diddy also posted a heartfelt message dedicated to Kim on social media, saying: “for the last three days I’ve been trying to wake up out of this nightmare. But I haven’t. I don’t know what I’m going to do without you baby. I miss you so much. Today I’m going to pay tribute to you, I’m going to try and find the words to explain our unexplainable relationship. We were more than best friends, we were more than soulmates. WE WERE SOME OTHER —-!! And I miss you so much. Super Black Love.” ...Read more

Heather Locklear Placed On Psychiatric Hold After Mental Breakdown

Heather Locklear was placed on another psychiatric hold after suffering a mental breakdown at her Los Angeles home. The former “Melrose Place” star was admitted to the hospital on Nov. 19 after her therapist and lawyer determined that she needed help, according to reports from TMZ. Other reports had surfaced that Locklear had assaulted her boyfriend before EMTs arrived, but sources told TMZ that her boyfriend has not been to the home in a few days. Locklear’s hospitalization is the latest incident in a series of mental health and substance abuse struggles; she was previously arrested for battery on a police officer and emergency personnel before being hospitalized from an apparent overdose in June. A few weeks later, she was admitted to a long-term facility for substance abuse and mental health treatment. ...Read more

Search For Over 1,200 Missing After Deadliest California Wildfires Continues

Authorities continued to search through the burnt wreckage of California’s deadliest ever wildfire on Sunday, searching for any signs of the reported 1,276 people listed as missing after the Camp Fire tore through the mountain town of Paradise. As of early Sunday the blaze was 60 percent contained, officials said; up from 55 percent as of Saturday. The death toll far surpasses that of any other single California wildfire, and already ranks among the deadliest U.S. wildfires since the turn of the last century. ...Read more