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Aretha Franklin Died Without A Will – Court Papers

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The late Aretha Franklin’s estate looks set to divided equally between her sons after it was revealed that she did not have a will, according to the Mirror.

Court papers obtained by TMZ, revealed that the Respect singer died “intestate” – meaning she had no will at the time of death.

As per Michigan law, the singer’s four sons, 63-year-old Clarence , 61-year-old Edward, 54-year-old Ted and 48-year-old Kecalf , will all inherit equal shares in her estate.

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Clarence, who is Aretha’s oldest child, reportedly has special needs, requiring both financial and other support.

Through her career, the 20-time Grammy award winner earned an estimated $80 million (R 1.1 billion).

Aretha died on 16 August in her home in Detroit, following years of battling pancreatic cancer. She was 76.

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Her funeral will be held 31 August in her hometown of Detroit.

The late singer’s publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said Friday that the funeral, which will be held at Greater Grace Temple is limited to the Queen of Soul’s family and friends.

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There will be a two -day public viewing of her casket prior to her funeral and her body will be entombed at a family grave-site.

Her coffin will be alongside the remains of her father, the Reverend C.L. Franklin, her brother, Cecil Franklin, and sisters Carolyn and Erma Franklin.

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Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara Steps Down Over Alleged Sexual Misconduct Investigation Involving British Actress

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Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara Steps Down Over Sexual Misconduct Investigation Involving British Actress

Warner Bros chief Kevin Tsujihara, has stepped down amid an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct. He is alleged to have offered to promote the career of British actress Charlotte Kirk, with whom he was having a sexual relationship.

In a statement by WarnerMedia, the actress through her spokesperson publicly denied any impropriety in her casting.

The CEO of WarnerMedia, John Stankey, said that Kevin stepped down as the chairman in the best interest of the company and everyone working under it.

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“Kevin has contributed greatly to the studio’s success over the past 25 years and for that we thank him,” he added.

In a statement released by Tsujihara about his departure, he said, “I love this company and the people that make it great. I have been honored to head this organisation and work alongside all of its talented employees of the past 25 years.”

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“Together we’ve build this studio into an unequivocal leader in the industry. However, it has become clear that my continued leadership could be a distraction and an obstacle to the company’s continued success. The hard work of everyone within our organisation is truly admirable, and I won’t let media attention on my past distract from all the great work the team is doing,” the 54-year-old said.

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The personal lawyer of Tsujihaha’s also stated that Mr Tsujihara had no direct role in the hiring of this actress.

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Egyptian Actor Amr Waked Fears Arrest Upon Return To Egypt Over Fake News

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Egyptian Actor Amr Waked Fears Arrest Upon Return To Egypt Over Fake News

An Egyptian actor, Amr Waked, has told German broadcaster Deutsche Welle, Egyptian Embassy in Madrid had unofficially informed him that military courts have convicted him of spreading fake news and insulting the state.

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The 45-year-old Egyptian actor, known for his roles in “Syriana,” “Lucy,” and the Netflix Series “Marco Polo,” currently lives in Europe.  He is a well-known critic of president Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi’s government.

The two sentences amount to an eight-year prison term.

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Waked also says an official embassy notice to him says his Egyptian passport could only be renewed if he personally returns to Egypt for the process.

A retired Egyptian intelligence official, Mohammed Rashad, says this is not the first time Amr waked has made public statement against the government of Egypt.  He said waked had been warned before.

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TAMPAN Commends FG’s Response To Baba Suwe’s Medical Treatment

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TAMPAN Commends FG's Response To Baba Suwe's Treatment

A week ago, the story of Baba Suwe, Babatunde Omidina’s health challenges and admission to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, was told in many media outlets.

In it, national president of the Theater Arts and Motion Pictures Producers Association of Nigeria TAMPAN, Bolaji Amusan, also known as Mr. Latin, says the veteran actor is suffering from an undisclosed ailment.

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Amusan said Health Minister, Professor Isaac Adewole had announced that the federal government will foot Omidina’s medical bills.  He thanked the minister for making arrangements for LUTH to admit and treat the ailing actor.  He also commended Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for donating a million naira toward Baba Suwe’s treatment.

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We are telling the story again to let every Baba Suwe fan know that he is in good hands and is receiving great treatment.

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