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‘Better Call Saul’ breaks in the right direction with its satisfying series finale | CNN

Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers about the “Better Call Saul” series finale, which premiered Aug. 15. CNN  —  After six seasons building toward Saul Goodman’s foreshadowed fall, “Better Call Saul” presented its final chapter, faced with the burdensome expectations raised by its Emmy-winning predecessor, “Breaking Bad.” Adding callbacks from that series and building on […]

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Padma Lakshmi ‘worried and wordless’ over attack on ex-husband Salman Rushdie | CNN

CNN  —  Padma Lakshmi is supporting her ex-husband Salman Rushdie in his recovery. The “Top Chef” star tweeted Sunday that she is “relieved” Rushdie is “pulling through after Friday’s nightmare” in which he was stabbed multiple times while on stage in New York. “Worried and wordless, can finally exhale,” Lakshmi also wrote in her tweet. […]

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‘Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers’ plays too much like a licensed product | CNN

CNN  —  If 2020 basketball nostalgia belonged to the Chicago Bulls, the Los Angeles Lakers have owned 2022 with HBO’s “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty,” “They Call Me Magic” and now “Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers,” a 10-part docuseries premiering on Hulu. Yet despite the opportunity to set the […]

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Academy apologizes to Sacheen Littlefeather, who refused an Oscar on Marlon Brando’s behalf | CNN

CNN  —  Sacheen Littlefeather had only 60 seconds to speak at the 1973 Academy Awards. In her brief speech, she refused the Oscar for best actor on behalf of Marlon Brando, faced a mixture of loud boos and cheers, and defended the rights of Native Americans on national TV. Almost 50 years later, the Academy […]

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Saudi fund invested $500 million in Russian oil as Ukraine invasion began | CNN Business

Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding, the investment firm controlled by billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, quietly invested more than $500 million in three major Russian energy companies between February and March, regulatory filings showed. By investing in Gazprom (GZPFY), Rosneft and Lukoil, Kingdom was likely seeking undervalued assets, but its move came as many Western nations […]

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‘Tales of the Walking Dead’ doesn’t do much more than kill time | CNN

CNN  —  The latest extension of “The Walking Dead” “universe,” if you can really call it that, “Tales of the Walking Dead” possesses the chance to explore and play with this world-gone-mad scenario, but mostly squanders it. Telling a self-contained story in each hour, think of it as a zombie-fied bonus effort that doesn’t kill […]

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Deshaun Watson says he’s ‘truly sorry to all of the women that I have impacted’ | CNN

CNN  —  Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, who started Friday’s preseason game in Florida against the Jacksonville Jaguars, said in a pregame interview that he is “truly sorry to all of the women that I have impacted.” The interview was shared by the Browns on Twitter and conducted by a reporter for CNN affiliate WEWS’s […]

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This man just won the Maryland lottery for the second time in two months | CNN

CNN  —  For most people, winning the lottery is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. But one Delaware man was lucky enough to win the lottery twice – in just two months. Powerline technician Duane Ketterman regularly crosses the state line to work in Maryland and buys lottery tickets on his visits, according to a news release from […]

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‘So grateful to be here tonight’: John Fetterman returns to campaign trail after suffering stroke in May | CNN Politics

Erie, Pennsylvania CNN  —  Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman returned to the campaign trail Friday night at a packed rally in Erie, three months after suffering a stroke that made him less visible in the state but hasn’t appeared to dull his momentum. “Three months ago, my life could have ended but I’m so […]

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‘A League of Their Own’ series remake aims for a home run | CNN

A version of this story appeared in Pop Life Chronicles, CNN’s weekly entertainment newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN  —  How do you make yourself feel better? With so much bad news in the ether these days, I’ve been thinking about this a great deal. I was recently […]