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Leto speaks on Ukraine, Venezuela as he wins Oscar

Jared Leto accepts the award for best actor in a supporting role for “Dallas Buyers Club” during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. AP

Jared Leto on Sunday paid tribute to the people of crisis-hit Ukraine and anti-government demonstrators in Venezuela as he won the best supporting actor Oscar for his work in “Dallas Buyers Club.”

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Kanye West won’t be charged after attack claim

In this Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 file photo, recording artist Kanye West speaks onstage during the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Los Angeles County prosecutors declined to file charges against West on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, after the man the rapper allegedly punched in a Beverly Hills chiropractor's office declined to cooperate with the case. AP

Kanye West will not face criminal charges over an incident in which he apparently punched a man in a California chiropractor’s office.

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Vhong Navarro denies rape charge

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Actor and TV host Vhong Navarro. SCREENGRAB FROM ABS-CBN INTERVIEW

“I’m not a rapist. I don’t do drugs. I’m a God-fearing person. I love my family.” From his hospital bed, comedian-TV host Vhong Navarro on Sunday denied the allegations made against him by a woman who accused him of raping her, prompting her companions to come to her rescue and maul him.

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Vhong Navarro names trader who led 7 in mauling, blackmailing him

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Vhong Navarro FILE PHOTO

“I’m not a rapist. I don’t do drugs. I’m a god-fearing person. I love my family.”

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NBI joins police in probing Vhong Navarro mauling case

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VHONG Navarro and sons Isaiah (left) and Fredriek enjoy their trip in Seoul, South Korea. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has joined the police in investigating the incident surrounding comedian and television host Vhong Navarro.

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Paris Hilton’s brother assaulted at Miami party

In a Oct. 27, 2011 file photo, Barron Hilton arrives at amfAR's Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles. Authorities say Barron Hilton, the brother of socialite Paris Hilton, was assaulted at a Miami Beach party Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. A police report says Hilton, 24, told authorities a man struck him in the face after the two had an argument at a party. Hilton suffered deep cuts on his forehead and nose. He posted of photo of the injuries online. AP

Authorities said the brother of socialite Paris Hilton was assaulted at a Miami Beach party.

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Juday: Violence against women unacceptable

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“WE WANT to show that women shouldn’t allow themselves to be abused.”

“Nervous, overwhelmed and pressured” was how Judy Ann Santos described the feeling of doing a drama series after three years of hosting reality shows and occasional acting stints.

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Antiviolence movement zeroes in on TV

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The recent spate of serial killings and “massacres” in schools and other hitherto “safe” places has triggered a national wave of concern and urgent calls for action and reform across the United States.   Much of the focus has been on limiting access to powerful weapons, so the reforms have met strong opposition from the [...]

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NBC says it’s not the ‘shoot-’em-up’ network

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NBC says it is conscious about the amount of violence it airs in the wake of real-life tragedies, but it isn’t really an issue because NBC isn’t the “shoot-’em-up” network.

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Online campaign against violence

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CAYETANO. “Many women continue to experience violence in their own homes.”

On November 25, Senator Pia Cayetano began her 18-day social media campaign, “#Speak Up,” to end violence against women. She was our guest at the Women in Media Forum’s “Bulong Pulungan at Sofitel.”

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Government to crack down on sex, violence on TV

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MTRCB chairperson Grace Poe Llamanzares. file photo

Government censors will be implementing a “TV violence rating code” to get television networks to tone down graphic scenes of sex and violence in the news and other programs, while setting aside 15 percent of their airtime for “child-friendly” programming.

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Too much sex on daytime TV

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Don’t look now, but slowly and surely—and insidiously—sex has come back to local TV screens, sometimes as early as the daytime and even morning hours! Do we have to state the obvious, that TV is a mass medium that enters people’s homes, so what it shows has to be For General Patronage, because vulnerable minors are watching?

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