The Washington Capitals evened the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, with some help from Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby. Holtby made 37 saves, Ovechkin scored a power-play goal and Lars Eller added a goal and two assists in the Capitals’ 3-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 2. The Capitals hung on through a scoreless third period for their first Stanley Cup Final victory in franchise history. The Caps are just 4-5 at home in the postseason, but they’ll be riding a wave of momentum since taking away home-ice advantage in their first Stanley Cup Final in 20 years. Game 3 is Saturday night in Washington.
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Harvey Weinstein was indicted Wednesday on rape and criminal sex act charges, the first criminal case to arise from a slate of sexual misconduct allegations against the former movie mogul. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said the indictment brings Weinstein “another step closer to accountability.” The announcement came hours after Weinstein’s lawyers said he’d decline to testify before the grand jury because there wasn’t enough time to prepare him and “political pressure” made an indictment unavoidable. Weinstein was charged Friday with rape and criminal sex act charges involving two women in New York. Dozens more women have accused him of sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to assault in various locales.
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Warriors forward Andre Iguodala has been ruled out for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night against Cleveland. Iguodala is suffering with a left lateral leg contusion/bone bruise. After missing the last four games of the Western Conference finals, Iguodala, 34, was evaluated by Golden State’s medical staff on Tuesday. The Warriors announced that he “is making progress; however, the pain that accompanies the bone bruise persists, as does inflammation of the nerve surrounding his left knee.” Iguodala’s absence is a blow to the Warriors, who is working at their third NBA title in four years.
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Country star Craig Morgan spent almost 10 years on active duty in the U.S. Army in the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions, and now he will be awarded the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal in recognition of his dedication to entertaining troops and their families around the world. The Outstanding Civilian Service Medal is one of the highest awards that the Department of the Army can bestow upon a civilian. The Army is recognizing Craig for his significant dedication to supporting military members. Craig has made 15 overseas tours for U.S. troops and performed for more than 37,000 service members and their families all over the world. Craig has scored numerous Top 10 hits over his career and recently completed his 10th USO Tour to entertain U.S. military members stationed overseas. Craig served in the Army for nearly two decades, both as an active duty soldier and in the reserves.
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Miranda Lambert has released her music video for current single, “Keeper of the Flame.” The video was filmed at a series of Lambert’s live shows and includes live footage from behind-the-scenes and on stage, as well as features audience members enjoying a night out at the superstar’s show. Lambert stated in a press release, “I feel like I have a huge responsibility from all of the women that have come before me and blazed this trail that let me live my dream and write the songs I want to write. I hope that I’m making them proud while I get to hold this torch for a while, and I can’t wait to pass it along to these new singer-songwriters.” Watch Miranda Lambert’s new “Keeper of the Flame” music video below.
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Rappers Trippie Redd and Lil Wop were arrested for fighting, allegedly triggered by Redd disrespecting someone’s girlfriend. Trippie is best known for his track, “Dark Knight Dummo,” featuring Travis Scott. The incident went down Tuesday in Atlanta where Trippie and Wop allegedly jumped a local rapper who goes by FDM Grady. Grady says 4 people, including the 2 rappers, hit him and claims it had everything to do with how Redd came at his girl. Law enforcement says Redd and Wop were booked on 2 misdemeanor charges (fighting and criminal trespass). Redd was additionally charged with simple battery.
BET has announced its lineup of performers who will grace the stage at the BET Awards in June. The show will feature live performances from Nicki Minaj, Janelle Moane, Migos, H.E.R. and Ella Mai. The show will honor artists in music, television, film and sports with DJ Khaled and Kendrick Lamar leading the pack of contenders with five nominations each. Migos and SZA nabbed four nods, but the R&B singer’s recent health issues may prevent her from her slated headlining concert at Staples Center during BET Experience. Jamie Foxx will host the BET Awards, set to air June 24th from Los Angeles.
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We last saw filmmaker Kevin Smith’s iconic characters, Jay and Silent Bob, in 2001’s “Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back” – a film in which they drive across country to stop Hollywood from making a film about them. Now a reboot is in the works, with the next film entitled “Jay And Silent Bob Reboot.” Smith said the new film will again follow Jay and Silent Bob across country as they try to stop Hollywood from making a reboot of the film they originally made in “Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back.” “It’s a movie that makes fun of sequels and remakes and reboots while being all three at the same time.” Smith said. “Jay And Silent Bob Reboot” starts shooting in August, and will hopefully be out sometime in 2019.
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