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Stanley Crouch, Critic Who Saw American Democracy in Jazz, Dies at 74 – The New York Times

A prolific author, essayist, columnist and social critic, he challenged conventional thinking on race and avant-garde music.

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Espousing that pragmatism, he found ready adversaries among fellow Black Americans, whom he criticized as defining themselves in racial terms and as reducing the broader Black experience to one of victimization. He vilified gangsta rap as Birth of a Nation with a backbeat, the Rev. Al Sharpton as a buffoon, the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan as insane, the Nobel laureate Toni Morrison as American as P.T. Barnum and Alex Haley, the author of Roots, as opportunistic.
By contrast, he vener…

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Takeuchi Yuko, Japanese Actress, Dies at 40 – Variety

Japanese actress Takeuchi Yuko was found dead by her husband, actor Nakabayashi Taiki, in their Tokyo apartment early Sunday morning. Forty years old at the time of her death, she was the mother of two, including an infant boy who was born in January. While T…

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Japanese actress Takeuchi Yuko was found dead by her husband, actor Nakabayashi Taiki, in their Tokyo apartment early Sunday morning. Forty years old at the time of her death, she was the mother of two, including an infant boy who was born in January.
While Takeuchi left no note, death by suicide is being presumed. If that is confirmed Takeuchi’s demise would follow other recent suicides by well-known Japanese talents, including actress Ashina Sei earlier this month, actor Miura Harumi in July …

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Clash of Champions 2020: 7 WWE titles that won’t change hands and 2 that might – Sportskeeda

Predicting the fact of every WWE title at the pay-per-view this weekend.

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As we enter the final weekend of September, we are all set for WWEs much-anticipated pay-per-view of the month, Clash of Champions 2020. A total of nine championships will be on the line including the Universal Championship and the WWE Championship.
Both the WWE RAW and SmackDown Womens titles will also be on the line alongside the WWE Womens Tag Team Championships. The last few weeks witnessed several title rivalries shape up, and it involved betrayals, surprise returns, shocking turns, and mo…

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Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan to be summoned again by NCB? Official clarifies on… – Hindustan Times

Mutha Ashok Jain, DDG, Narcotics Control Bureau said he has not issued fresh summons to anyone. Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Padukone and Sara Ali Khan were summoned and questioned by NCB.

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The statements of actors Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Karishma Prakash have been recorded, Mutha Ashok Jain, DDG, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) said on Saturday. He said that no one has been summoned again as of now.
Deepika had reportedly broke down thrice during her questioning by NCB on Saturday. The actor, along with fellow actors Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor, was questioned by NCB in relation to the alleged drugs use in Bollywood.
Deepika, who was in Goa for…

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