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Harry Belafonte To Be Honored At Robert F. Kennedy Ripple Of Hope Awards

The Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Awards will take place on December 13, and celebrates leaders of international business, entertainment, and activist communities who have demonstrated a commitment to social change.

Honorees reflect Robert Kennedy’s passion for equality, justice, basic human rights and his belief that we all must strive to “make gentle the life of this world.”

The 2017 Ripple of Hope Awards dinner will honor Harry Belafonte (singer, songwriter, actor & activist); Alex Gorsky Chairman of the Board and CEO Johnson & Johnson); Hamdi Ulukaya (Founder, Chairman and CEO Chobani, LLC). Master of Ceremonies: Alec Baldwin and hosts: Ethel Kennedy, Kerry Kennedy, Tim Cook, Philip W. Johnston, B. Scott Minerd, Marvin S. Rosen, Robert & Hope Smith, Pedro Torres-Mackie and Donato Tramuto. Special guests to include: Tony Bennett, Trevor Donovan, Kathryn Erbe, Susie Essman, Peter Frampton, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheryl Hines, Catherine Keener, Keegan-Michael Key, Tony Lo Bianco, Matthew Modine, Lena Olin,
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Ethel Kennedy Steps Out in Red, White and Blue at Hyannis Port’s Independence Day Parade

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Ethel Kennedy Steps Out in Red, White and Blue at Hyannis Port’s Independence Day Parade
Ethel Kennedy took up the patriotic mantle her family is famous for on Tuesday at the Hyannis Port Independence Day Parade.

Kennedy, 89, was behind the wheel of a golf cart wearing a patriotic ensemble of white pants, a striped top with a red cardigan, as well as a blue scarf around her head. Her daughter Kerry sat beside her as they drove the short parade route.

In recent years, Kennedy and her golf cart have been a fixture at the parade as she spends every summer at her home in Hyannis Port. They followed a parade float that carried many of Kennedy’s grandchildren.
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The Heartbreaking Moment Jackie Kennedy’s Assistant Comforted Caroline and John After Their Uncle Rfk’s Assassination

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The Heartbreaking Moment Jackie Kennedy’s Assistant Comforted Caroline and John After Their Uncle Rfk’s Assassination
As Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis‘ live-in assistant and sometime nanny between 1964 and 1977, Kathy McKeon was there for some of the biggest — and most heartbreaking — moments in Caroline and John Jr.’s young lives. Among them was the assassination of their uncle Robert F. Kennedy in June 1968 — just five years after their father, John F. Kennedy, was shot and killed.

McKeon, now a 72-year-old grandmother of six, reveals new details about how the tragedy unfolded in her upcoming memoir, Jackie’s Girl, due out May 9 and excerpted in this week’s issue of People.

In Jackie’s Girl, McKeon recalls how the
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Take Your Daughter to Work! Suri Cruise Had Her Own Director’s Chair (and Got Primped!) on Set of Katie Holmes’ After Camelot

Take Your Daughter to Work! Suri Cruise Had Her Own Director’s Chair (and Got Primped!) on Set of Katie Holmes’ After Camelot
Katie Holmes may have taken on directing duties on the Reelz miniseries she stars in, The Kennedys – After Camelot, but it was her adorable daughter, Suri, who apparently had the biggest blast on set.

At the show’s premiere on Wednesday in Beverly Hills, Holmes’ cast and crew members revealed that the actress’ 10-year-old mini-me daughter frequently visited the set to see her mom in action.

Holmes — who plays Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis — directed the third episode of the series, and Suri had her own list of fun things to do while mom was working.

“Katie actually made her a chair that said ‘Director,
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Sundance Live: Watch Rory Kennedy Discuss ‘Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton’

Sundance Live: Watch Rory Kennedy Discuss ‘Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton’
What drives a man to surf down an avalanche of 100 feet of water? It’s a question Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning director/producer Rory Kennedy explores in her portrait of legendary surfer Laird Hamilton, which will premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

“Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton” includes incredible cinematography of Hamilton’s death-defying surfing, but the film is also an intimate look at the life of the man who became the legend. It’s a film that forced Kennedy into a wide array of shooting circumstances, requiring different techniques and equipment to capture the surfer’s story.

Kennedy is at Sundance for the film’s premiere and will be stopping by the Canon Creative Studio on Main Street in Park City to talk with IndieWire about shooting her latest film, which you can watch on Facebook Live.

Click here to stream the live discussion at 6:
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Review: ‘Harry Benson: Shoot First’ Goes Behind the Camera of an Iconic Photographer

In an age where we have gone so far as to add the word “selfies” to the Oxford Dictionary, Harry Benson: Shoot First is a vital reminder of what it’s really like to take a picture. Yes, it’s time to get on that soapbox. Put down your iPhone for a second, because directors Justin Bare and Matthew Miele have crafted a film that explores photography at its pinnacle of creativity — all via the life and work of a quirky Scottish man named Harry Benson.

Most of the world knows him for his iconic images of The Beatles (you know, those black and white shots of John, Paul, George, and Ringo going at it with pillows in the George V Hotel, seen below), but Benson’s career spans much further and wider than that. Harry Benson: Shoot First takes you through it all. From the cocaine left behind in
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Arizona Republic's Mic-Drop Endorsement of Hillary Clinton Is Latest Case of Stalwart Conservatives Crossing Over to Democrat Side

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Arizona Republic's Mic-Drop Endorsement of Hillary Clinton Is Latest Case of Stalwart Conservatives Crossing Over to Democrat Side
On Wednesday, the Arizona Republic newspaper endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. And while their readership may be a fraction of the New York Times's, their endorsement of Clinton is far more significant: Since the paper was first published more than 120 years ago, back in 1890, its editorial board has never thrown its weight behind a Democratic candidate. That's right: not Roosevelt, not Kennedy, not Carter, not the first Clinton - not even President Obama. Its history, the paper said, "reflects a deep philosophical appreciation for conservative ideals and Republican principles." But "this year is different," the paper's editorial board wrote. "The
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Arizona Republic's Mic-Drop Endorsement of Hillary Clinton Is Latest Case of Stalwart Conservatives Crossing Over to Democrat Side

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Arizona Republic's Mic-Drop Endorsement of Hillary Clinton Is Latest Case of Stalwart Conservatives Crossing Over to Democrat Side
On Wednesday, the Arizona Republic newspaper endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. And while their readership may be a fraction of the New York Times's, their endorsement of Clinton is far more significant: Since the paper was first published more than 120 years ago, back in 1890, its editorial board has never thrown its weight behind a Democratic candidate. That's right: not Roosevelt, not Kennedy, not Carter, not the first Clinton - not even President Obama. Its history, the paper said, "reflects a deep philosophical appreciation for conservative ideals and Republican principles." But "this year is different," the paper's editorial board wrote. "The
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Kick Kennedy Visits the Grave of Her Great Aunt and Namesake in England

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It was a day of reflection for Kick Kennedy. This week, Kennedy, the daughter of Robert Kennedy Jr. and granddaughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy visited the grave of her great aunt and namesake, Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy, who died in a plane crash in 1948 at just 28 years old. The late Kick Kennedy is buried at Chatsworth House, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. She was married to Billy, the Marquess of Hartington, who was the heir apparent to the 10th Duke of Devonshire before he was killed in action during World War II in 1944, just four months after their wedding.
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Kick Kennedy Visits the Grave of Her Great Aunt and Namesake in England

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It was a day of reflection for Kick Kennedy. This week, Kennedy, the daughter of Robert Kennedy Jr. and granddaughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy visited the grave of her great aunt and namesake, Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy, who died in a plane crash in 1948 at just 28 years old. The late Kick Kennedy is buried at Chatsworth House, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. She was married to Billy, the Marquess of Hartington, who was the heir apparent to the 10th Duke of Devonshire before he was killed in action during World War II in 1944, just four months after their wedding.
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Says His Cousin Michael Skakel Is Not a Killer: 'Police Can Target Innocent People'

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Says His Cousin Michael Skakel Is Not a Killer: 'Police Can Target Innocent People'
Fourteen years after Michael Skakel was convicted of murdering 15-year-old friend Martha Moxley, his cousin Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has written an explosive new book, Framed, that claims they got the wrong man. In the new book, Kennedy writes that Skakel, whose conviction was set aside in 2013 and now faces the possibility of a new trial, was "framed" for a murder he never could have committed. Kennedy, 62, also names the two men - Adolph Hasbrouck and Burr Tinsley - he believes are guilty of the murder.  (Neither man was ever charged with the murder and neither could be reached for comment for this story.
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Makes New Claims Two Men Killed Martha Moxley in 1975 - Not His Cousin Michael Skakel

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Makes New Claims Two Men Killed Martha Moxley in 1975 - Not His Cousin Michael Skakel
Many people believe Michael Skakel killed 15-year-old Martha Moxley in 1975. But his cousin Robert F. Kennedy Jr. isn't one of them. "There were a lot of suspects who had much stronger evidence against them than Michael," Kennedy, the son of slain Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel, tells People exclusively. Skakel's murder conviction in Moxley's death was set aside in 2013, when a judge ruled that his original defense attorney, Mickey Sherman, was inadequate. Skakel has been free ever since, released on a $1.2 million bond, and is awaiting a state Supreme Court's decision on whether or not he will receive a new trial.
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Why Ethel Kennedy Would Have Forgiven Robert F. Kennedy Anything - Including Possible Affairs

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Why Ethel Kennedy Would Have Forgiven Robert F. Kennedy Anything - Including Possible Affairs
Robert F. Kennedy - best known to his family and friends as Bobby - still continues to be a figure of public fascination, nearly 50 years after his assassination. A new book, Bobby Kennedy: The Making of A Liberal Icon, by Larry Tye, shares new insights on the late Senator's tragically cut-short life. Tye spoke with Bobby's widow, Ethel Kennedy, 88, about the events that shaped his life. People spoke with Tye about some of the biggest revelations from the book - and what the people in Bobby's life had to say about them. 1. Bobby most likely had affairs - but
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Why Ethel Kennedy Would Have Forgiven Robert F. Kennedy Anything - Including Possible Affairs

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Why Ethel Kennedy Would Have Forgiven Robert F. Kennedy Anything - Including Possible Affairs
Robert F. Kennedy - best known to his family and friends as Bobby - still continues to be a figure of public fascination, nearly 50 years after his assassination. A new book, Bobby Kennedy: The Making of A Liberal Icon, by Larry Tye, shares new insights on the late Senator's tragically cut-short life. Tye spoke with Bobby's widow, Ethel Kennedy, 88, about the events that shaped his life. People spoke with Tye about some of the biggest revelations from the book - and what the people in Bobby's life had to say about them. 1. Bobby most likely had affairs - but
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The Kennedys — After Camelot: Reelz Series Casts JFK Jr. Role

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Deadline reports Brett Donahue has been cast as John Kennedy Jr. in The Kennedys — After Camelot TV show. The mini-series is Reelz and Muse Entertainment's sequel to the 2011 mini-series, The Kennedys. President John F. Kennedy, Sr. was buried on November 25, 1963, his son John-John's third birthday.

In The Kennedys — After Camelot, Katie Holmes reprises her role of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, from the original mini-series. Also returning for the sequel are Diana Hardcastle and Kristin Booth, as Rose and Ethel Kennedy, respectively. Matthew Perry has been cast as Ted Kennedy. The Kennedys — After Camelot TV series cast also includes Alexander Siddig as Aristotle Onasis and Kristen Hager as Joan Kennedy.

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TV News Roundup: BBC America Sets Premiere Date for Revamped ‘Top Gear,’ MTV to Offer ‘Scream’ Preview

TV News Roundup: BBC America Sets Premiere Date for Revamped ‘Top Gear,’ MTV to Offer ‘Scream’ Preview
Premiere Date:

BBC America has set a May 30 premiere date for its rebooted season of “Top Gear,” featuring the hosting team of British TV personality Chris Evans, “Friends” actor Matt LeBlanc, Formula One commentator Eddie Jordan, motor racing driver Sabine Schmitz, and journalists Chris Harris and Rory Reid.

The new stunt-filled season, which was filmed in nine countries and four continents, will see the sixsome participating in on and off-road challenges, as well as testing the latest car models.

Sneak Peek:

MTV will offer viewers a seven-minute live stream preview of “Scream” Season 2 via Facebook Live on May 13 (Friday the 13th). Tom Maden, who’s returning to the slasher-horror series for its sophomore season, will participate in the live event.

Renewals:

VH1 has renewed its “Dear Mama” Mother’s Day special as an annual holiday event. The one-hour program, which aired May 8, raked in 1.5 million viewers and led the cabler
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Diana Hardcastle & Kristin Booth Reprise ‘Kennedys’ Roles For Reelz’s ‘After Camelot’

Diana Hardcastle and Kristin Booth have signed on to Reelz’s The Kennedys: After Camelot, reprising their roles as Rose Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy, respectively, from the original The Kennedys miniseries. The latest cast members join previously announced Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Matthew Perry as Ted Kennedy, and Alexander Siddig as Aristotle Onassis. Kristen Hager will play Ted Kennedy’s first wife Joan Kennedy. Principal photography begins today in Toronto…
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Connecticut Court Hears Arguments on Overturned Murder Conviction of Kennedy Cousin Michael Skakel

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Connecticut Court Hears Arguments on Overturned Murder Conviction of Kennedy Cousin Michael Skakel
The fate of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel is in the hands of six Connecticut Supreme Court judges. On Wednesday in Hartford, those judges heard testimony to determine if Skakel - who was convicted in 2002 of murdering his neighbor before the conviction was reversed - will receive a new trial or whether he will be sent back to prison to finish his 20-year to life sentence. Skakel's attorney, Hubert J. Santos, contended that the justices should uphold a lower court's ruling that overturned Skakel's conviction on the grounds that his original defense attorney, Mickey Sherman, was inadequate. Santos told the panel
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Connecticut Court Hears Arguments on Overturned Murder Conviction of Kennedy Cousin Michael Skakel

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Connecticut Court Hears Arguments on Overturned Murder Conviction of Kennedy Cousin Michael Skakel
The fate of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel is in the hands of six Connecticut Supreme Court judges. On Wednesday in Hartford, those judges heard testimony to determine if Skakel - who was convicted in 2002 of murdering his neighbor before the conviction was reversed - will receive a new trial or whether he will be sent back to prison to finish his 20-year to life sentence. Skakel's attorney, Hubert J. Santos, contended that the justices should uphold a lower court's ruling that overturned Skakel's conviction on the grounds that his original defense attorney, Mickey Sherman, was inadequate. Santos told the panel
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John Frankenheimer: A Remembrance

Director John Frankenheimer.

I'm often asked which, out of the over 600 interviews I've logged with Hollywood's finest, is my favorite. It's not a tough answer: John Frankenheimer.

We instantly clicked the day we met at his home in Benedict Canyon, and spent most of the afternoon talking in his den. A friendship of sorts developed over the years, with visits to his office for screenings of the old Kinescopes he directed for shows like "Playhouse 90" during his salad days in live television during the 1950s.

We hadn't spoken for nearly a year in mid-2002 when the phone rang. It was John, who spoke in what can only be described as a "stentorian bark," like a general. "Alex!" he exclaimed. "John Frankenheimer." He could sense something was amiss with me. It was. My screenwriting career had stalled. My marriage was progressing to divorce. I had hit bottom. John knew that
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