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Netflix’s ‘Cheer’ star jailed over sexual abuse charges

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Rising star, Jerry Harris has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for child sexual abuse image charges

Jerry Harris from hit Netflix show, ‘Cheer’, has pleaded guilty to to the crimes of coercing teenage boys to send him obscene photos and videos.

In the Federal Court in Chicago, prosecutors say the 22-year-old’s celebrity status enabled him to “persuade and entice” his young victims to engage in sexual conduct.

The cheer star was arrested in 2020 for production of child pornography and has since been in custody in Chicago for almost two years while awaiting trial and sentencing.

Prosecutors allege at the time of his arrest, Harris solicited sex from minors at cheerleading competitions.

He also allegedly solicited photos and videos from two 14-year-old brothers, after a complaint was filed.

A few months after his 2020 arrest, Harris was indicted on more charges in Florida and Texas alleging misconduct.

Earlier this year, he pleaded guilty to one count of receiving child pornography and travelling with the intention to engage in illegal sexual conduct.

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Viola Davis achieves coveted ‘EGOT’ honour

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Actress Viola Davis has won her first Grammy Award, for her memoir audiobook, “Finding Me”.

The 57-year-old has now become the 18th person to achieve the coveted EGOT status – which involves winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award.

“It has just been such a journey,” Davis said in accepting the award. “I just EGOT!”

Davis is the fourth Black person, alongside Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend and Jennifer Hudson to claim the honour.

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TICKER NEWS will soon land on FETCH TV

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Next-gen news streamer TICKER NEWS is about to arrive on Fetch TV, bringing Australian audiences more live news and original programs.

TICKER will be available as a live network as part of the Fetch aggregation platform’s push into Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV (FAST).

TICKER CEO Ahron Young says:
“This is an incredible moment for the TICKER team and a great achievement. Since our launch in 2019, we’ve been focused on building a leading FAST news streaming network, and we are tremendously proud to be embraced by the team at FETCH.”

The addition to Fetch comes at an exciting time for the platform, which will soon become the new platform for Telstra TV.

Fetch TV currently has around 670,000 active subscribers, and Telstra TV has 800,000, cementing TICKER”s position as the next-generation news channel for Australians.

Accessible from the TV Guide, TICKER NEWS will be available to Fetch customers on their TV and on the Fetch Mobi App from March 1, 2023.

TICKER NEWS broadcasts globally around the clock, spearheaded by a team of award-winning journalists and international correspondents.

TICKER produces headline news and analysis with newsmakers at the top of each hour, with reports from correspondents Veronica Dudo in New York, Ryan Thompson in Paris and Adam Hancock Singapore.

In time for the launch on FETCH, TICKER NEWS will unveil a series of original programs, including Great Business Leaders and Billionaire Blowups, and a new program hosted by AFL legend Chris Judd.

Through TICKER NEWS Insights, host Mike Loder interviews global entrepreneurs and business leaders – giving them a unique platform to share their story.

TICKER CEO Ahron Young says:
“We are proud to call Australia home. Together with our distribution arrangement with Telstra TV and Flash News, TICKER has cemented its place as a fresh new voice for Australian audiences, who seek more fact-based news and less opinion.”

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Will ABBA win their first Grammy Award?

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The 65th Grammy Awards Kick off in Los Angeles shortly

 
Soon we will know if ABBA will win their first Grammy and whether Adele can continue her winning streak.

Beyoncé leads the nominations, with nine in total, followed by Kendrick Lamar with eight, and Adele following behind with seven.

This year, there are a staggering 91 categories, from Best New Age, Ambient or Chant album.

But the moment we’re all waiting for is the night’s biggest prize, Album of the Year.

Comedian Trevor Noah hosts the ceremony for the third year running, so expect some humour amongst the performances from some of music’s biggest names.

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