Family, lifelong friends and even a US President ensure Aretha Franklin’s funeral is fit for a queen

Detroit (CNN)Family, friends and the many admirers of Aretha Franklin packed Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple on Friday to celebrate the life, legacy and music of the “Queen of Soul.” Presidents pay homage to the ‘Queen of Soul’ Sharpton read a letter from former President Barack Obama, who honored Franklin’s legacy…

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5 things to know about ‘The Hate U Give’, the adaptation of the bestselling novel about police brutality

The Hate U Givebrings Angie Thomas' bestselling novel to life.Image: Warner Bros. Less than two years after Angie Thomas’ novel The Hate U Give took the book publishing world by storm, it’s made the leap to the big screen. Directed by George Tillman Jr., the movie, like the book, centers…

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The ‘Sharp Objects’ season finale explained, according to the book

Let's unpack that shocking reveal in the final minutes of the "Sharp Objects" finaleImage: hbo The HBO adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects novel is faithful to the source material in the best way.  Some might even argue its few changes make for an improved iteration of the Gone Girl…

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Kelly Marie Tran strikes back at haters in a powerful essay

Image: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s Kelly Marie Tran has spoken out publicly for the first time since she disappeared from social media in June. Many blamed Tran’s exit from Instagram on internet trolls who had showered her with hateful messages following her breakout role in director…

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Omarosa talks ‘Unhinged’ with Trevor Noah on ‘The Daily Show’

'Unhinged' on shelves the new tell-all book by former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman.Image: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images Omarosa Manigault-Newman said she’s “not trolling” the White House with her decision to release secretly taped conversations with Chief of Staff John Kelly and Trump. The former Trump aide joined Trevor Noah on…

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Billion-Dollar Cruise Ship Brings Go-Karts and Laser Tag to the High Seas

On the new Norwegian Bliss, cruise passengers can drive go-karts on a two-story racetrack, listen to a Beatles cover band inside a replica of Liverpool’s Cavern Club or play laser tag in a space-themed, outdoor arena. Those are just three of the dozen or so entertainment options on the ship,…

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