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Diamondbacks’ Torey Lovullo Named NL Manager Of The Year; Twins’ Paul Molitor Honored In AL

The Diamondbacks’ Torey Lovullo has been named the NL Manager of the Year after leading Arizona to its first postseason appearance since 2011. Twins counterpart Paul Molitor took home the award in the AL.  Lovullo is the third manager in Diamondbacks history to win Manager of the Year.  Molitor is the second person enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame as a player to later be named Manager of the Year, joining Frank Robinson. ...Read more

Tracee Ellis Ross To Host The 2017 American Music Awards

“Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross will host the American Music Awards this year.  It will be the first time that the Emmy-nominated actress will host the awards show. This Sunday’s show will be a big night for the actress and her family. Her mother, Diana Ross, will be honored with the 2017 AMA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and is also slated to perform live after receiving her award. ...Read more

The “One Tree Hill” Cast Has Issued A Joint Statement Accusing Its Showrunner Of Sexual Harassment

Eighteen members of One Tree Hill cast and crew, including actors Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton, and Bethany Joy Lenz, have accused showrunner Mark Schwahn of sexual harassment. The creation of the letter came about after Audrey Wauchope, a former writer for One Tree Hill tweeted over the weekend in which she detailed the alleged inappropriate behavior she and other women experienced at the hands of an unnamed showrunner while working on the show. ...Read more

5 dead, 3 Children Wounded After Shooting Spree In Northern California

At least four people and a gunman are dead after a shooting spree on Tuesday across multiple locations, including an elementary school, at the Rancho Tehama reserve in Northern California, authorities said. Police said at least three children were among the wounded.  Authorities and witnesses told news outlets that the gunman appeared to pick targets randomly, driving around the community and shooting at people from his car.  The gunman was fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies, and authorities recovered a rifle and handguns from the scenes. ...Read more

Police Hunt Serial Killer As 4th Person Killed

Residents of a Tampa neighborhood were asked to shelter in place early Tuesday after a body was found close to where three people were killed within a half-mile of each other last month — once again sparking fears of a serial killer in the Sunshine State. Authorities checked car trunks, banged on doors and gathered forensic evidence as they hunted for the killer believed responsible for killing four people for no apparent reason in just over a month.   ...Read more

Recovered Video In Penn State Hazing Death Leads To More Charges

A Pennsylvania prosecutor charged an additional 12 members of a Penn State University fraternity in the death of 19 year-old student Timothy Piazza on February 4th. The charges came after examining recovered surveillance-camera video of the alcohol-fueled initiation rite that turned deadly. Piazza’s death followed a drinking game at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house. A total of 17 fraternity members are now facing various charges including involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, hazing and furnishing alcoholic beverages to a minor in a state that bans drinking under the age of 21. ...Read more

Amazon Is Making A ‘Lord of the Rings’ Prequel Series

Amazon will produce a new “The Lord of the Rings” TV series, the company announced Monday.  Amazon acquired multi-season, global television rights to the project. The show will be a prequel to the J.R.R. Tolkien book “The Fellowship of the Ring,” and is based on new story lines. It will be available for Amazon Prime members. There is also the potential that the show could also lead to a spin-off series. ...Read more