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Former rap mogul ‘Suge’ Knight bags 28-year jail term

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Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was due in court on Thursday to formally receive a 28-year prison sentence for his manslaughter conviction in the fatal 2015 hit-and-run killing of a man he ran down with his pickup truck.

Knight, 53, is known as much for run-ins with the law as for his career as a hip-hop executive during which he promoted the likes of Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Tupac Shakur in the 1990s.

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He pleaded no contest on Sept. 20 to a charge of manslaughter for a hit-and-run killing. He admitted using a “deadly and dangerous weapon” on Jan. 29, 2015 when he ran down two men with his pickup truck outside a hamburger stand in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton, following a heated argument on the set of a commercial for the film “Straight Outta Compton.”



One of the victims, 55-year-old Terry Carter, later died of his injuries. The second man, Cle “Bone” Sloan, was left with a badly mangled left foot and head injuries.

Knight, who was out on bail in a robbery case at the time, fled the scene but was later arrested.

Had Knight been convicted of murder and attempted murder as originally charged, he would have faced a mandatory sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

As part of the agreement to plead no contest to a single count of voluntary manslaughter, all other charges in the case were dropped. Two separate criminal cases in which he was charged with robbery and making criminal threats will also be dismissed when he is formally sentenced on Thursday, prosecutors said.

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Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce Knowles in South Africa for Mandela 100 concert.

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Celebrated American television host and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey has urged young people in South Africa not to give up on their dreams, asking them to emulate the country’s first black president Nelson Mandela.

Oprah, who was delivering a keynote address at the University of Johannesburg, also shared fond memories of her time spent with the global icon.

“Nelson Mandela’s life story is a testament to the power of the human spirit and one man’s ability to change the world by standing up for what he believed in,” said Oprah.



“It is one of the great honors of my life to have spent so much time with him, and I look forward to celebrating his courageous life.”

Oprah, who runs a girls school in South Africa, is also scheduled to speak at the Global Citizen: Mandela 100 concert, on Sunday.

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The concert, which is part of a campaign on the Global Goals to end extreme poverty, will be headlined by leading artists from across the world including Beyonce, JAY-Z, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Pharrell Williams, Usher and Chris Martin.

Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Cassper Nyovest, D’banj and Femi Kuti are also lined up to perform.

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World leaders including South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina J. Mohammed, Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo are also expected to attend the festival.

This significant event not only honours the legacy of one of the greatest global citizens of our time, but provides a powerful platform for youth around the world to make a positive and tangible contribution for people and planet,” said UN Deputy SG Amina Mohammed.

Responding to Nelson Mandela’s call for this to be the generation that ends extreme poverty, artists and leaders will be joined by 100,000 Global Citizens who’ve taken action on the Global Citizen social advocacy platform to earn free tickets to the festival at FNBStadium in Johannesburg.

Global Citizen’s campaign aims to rally $1 billion in new commitments, with $500 million of that set to impact the lives of 20 million women and girls worldwide.

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Celebrities grace Mickey Mouse’s 90th celebrations at Disneyland Paris

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18 November marks 90 years since the first appearance of Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie in November 1928 and the face of Disney is being celebrated worldwide.




Mickey along with his friends and some British celebs celebrated his 90th year at Disneyland Paris over the weekend and, as always, it was an event to remember.

During an onstage extravaganza Minnie and Mickey were joined by Swedish singer Zara Larsson, who sang Happy Birthday along with the crowd.


British celebs including McFly’s Danny Jones, his wife Georgia and their 9-month-old son, Cooper also posed for photos with Mickey and his friends at the event.


South Africa joined the global celebration in October with an exclusive local design project where ten highly talented local artists applied their own inspiration and artistic interpretation on 6-foot Mickey Mouse statues.

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The statues formed part of the Mickey the True Original South African Exhibition which travelled to three cities throughout October and November.

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