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Dave Chappelle to host free block party in wake of Dayton mass shooting

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Netflix/Lester Cohen(DAYTON) — Dave Chappelle is giving back to those affected by the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio.

According to the Gem City Shine Facebook event page, Chappelle is set to host the “Gem City Shine” block party and benefit concert in Dayton, Ohio. The event, which will honor the victims of the August 4th mass shooting that left nine people dead and 27 people injured, will also be strictly for Dayton residents.

“This event will honor the lives lost and to reclaim the community’s favorite places to shop, dine and enjoy time with family and friends,” the Facebook event page said.

The free event will take place on Sunday, August 25 from 4 to 10 p.m. in the city’s Oregon district– the downtown area where the shooting took place.

Although free, tickets are required for admission and will available via Ticketmaster by registering via the website’s Verified Fan program.

Those that attend will receive a commemorative T-shirt in exchange for a $20 minimum donation that will go toward the tragedy fund at the Dayton Foundation.

Chappelle, a native of Ohio, lives with his family in Yellow Springs, a small town 20 miles outside of Dayton.

His fifth Netflix stand-up special, Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones, launches on Netflix on August 26.

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Jamie Foxx says he’s not dating singer Sela Vave: “[She’s] as young as my daughter”

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ABC/Lou Rocco(LOS ANGELES) — After reports that Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have called it quits, Foxx is setting the record straight on rumors that he’s already moved on with singer Sela Vave.

During an Instagram Live Wednesday, the 51-year-old Oscar-winner clarified his relationship to Vave, who’s reportedly 21. He says he’s helping her as a newcomer to the music industry, as he’s done with several other artists – including Ed Sheeran, Nick Cannon and Ne-Yo.

“There was a young lady by the name of Sela Vave. I did the same thing with her,” he says. “When I met her, [my friend] introduced me to her. He said, ‘This girl is amazing.’ So, she’s on my steps, singing Beyoncé, broken down, she’s playing the guitar…So we took her under our wing.”

He goes on to explain the paparazzi photos that started the rumors, which captured Foxx holding Vave’s hand as they got into his SUV.

“I’m escorting her to my car, to put her in the car — my artist, who hangs out with my kids, who’s as young as my daughter [Corinne, 25],” Foxx says. “I’m not no old n**** out here with no young folks. You understand what I’m saying?”

He adds, “She’s been brought into the family, she works hard and she’s a beautiful singer.”

Vave posted the Instagram Live video to her own Instagram page, writing, “For the people who care… here is the TRUE story.”

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Angelina Jolie drops eldest son, Maddox, off at college in South Korea

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Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(SEOUL) — They grow up so fast! Angelina Jolie is now the proud mom of a college student.

The actress dropped her eldest child, 18-year-old Maddox, off at Yonsei University in South Korea earlier this week.

In a clip captured by Instagram @xx_efu, Jolie is seen chatting with a group of students as Maddox stands next to her quietly. One asks when she plans to leave South Korea and she says she’ll be leaving that same day and is “trying not to cry.”

She tells the group she and Maddox got to travel a little bit in South Korea before coming to the school.

“It seems like a great school,” she says, and agrees to take a group photo with everyone.

Entertainment Tonight previously reported that Maddox was set to attend Yonsei, where he will be studying biochemistry. He has reportedly been studying the Korean language to prepare.

Jolie and ex-husband Brad Pitt are also parents to Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and 11-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

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First trailer debuts for true-life thriller 'The Report,' starring Adam Driver and Annette Bening

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Amazon Studios(LOS ANGELES) — The first trailer for the Oscar-buzzy film The Report, starring Adam Driver and Annette Bening, has been released.

The film, a thriller based on actual events, follows the investigation of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which was created after 9/11. A staffer leading the investigation, played by Driver, uncovers explosive details about the torture of detainees. Bening plays his boss, real-life Senator Dianne Feinstein.

“They waterboarded him 183 times. Everything they got from him was either a lie or something they already had,” Driver tells Bening in the clip.

“If it works, why do you need to do it 183 times?” she asks.

To which he replies, “Maybe when the report comes out, people will finally see that.”

The film, an Amazon Original that first debuted at Sundance this year, also stars Jon Hamm, Corey Stoll, Michael C. Hall, Maura Tierney and Tim Blake Nelson. It will debut in select theaters on November 15.

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Bethenny Frankel is leaving Bravo's 'Real Housewives of New York'

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Heidi Gutman/Bravo(NEW YORK) — Bethenny Frankel, a staple of Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York for eight of its 11 seasons, is once again leaving the show.

Frankel made the announcement Wednesday in a lengthy Instagram post.

“I am so grateful to you for sticking with me through everything, Frankel began.  “You started this journey with me in my tiny apartment in my late 30s, wondering what would happen to me. I was broke, single, had no family and no idea what the future held.  I had big dreams and I never stopped, but I honestly didn’t know if I would ever get here.”

Frankel, now 48, closed by writing, “Thank you so much for your love and support. And stay tuned, you haven’t seen the last of me. There are many amazing things to come. I love you all and am so lucky to have you in my life! PS: New York City is still my playground.”

Frankel first burst on to the scene in 2005 with a stint on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart. She joined RHONY in 2007, before leaving the show in 2010 after three seasons.

After starring in a series of RHONY spinoffs, including Bethenny Getting Married?, Bethenny Ever After and Bethenny & Fredrik, Frankel hosted the short-lived talk show, Bethenny, and launched the line of Skinnygirl cocktails. Frankel returned to RHONY in 2014.

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