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    Singer Ed Sheeran is engaged

    (CNN)Countless newlyweds have chosen Ed Sheeran's ballad, "Thinking Out Loud," to play during their first dance. Now, the British singer-songwriter gets to decide if he wants it played at his own wedding. Sheeran, 26, announced Saturday morning that he and his longtime girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn, are engaged. "Got myself a fiancé just before new year," Sheeran wrote on Instagram. "We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx." Sheeran told People Magazine last year that he's known Seaborn since they were children but they didn't start dating until he invited her to Taylor Swift's Fourth of July party in 2015. Sheeran's engagement comes after a roller-coaster year. His album

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    Lupita Nyong'o penning children's book about colorism

    (CNN)Lupita Nyong'o has spoken powerfully about discrimination against darker skin and now she's writing a book about it. The Academy award-winning actor will write "Sulwe" for Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. The book, which will be aimed at children ages 5 to 7, will tell the story of a 5-year-old girl growing up in Kenya who struggles with having the darkest skin tone in her family. "Sulwe is a dark skinned girl who goes on a starry-eyed adventure, and awakens with a reimagined sense of beauty," Nyong'o wrote in her announcement of the book on Instagram.

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    'The Resident' checks in with more jaundiced RX for medical drama

    Fox departs from that idealistic prescription, a little, with "The Resident," a more cynical new series -- suffering from a serious subtlety deficiency -- that the network will launch Sunday on the back of the NFL playoffs, before joining its Monday lineup. Whether Americans, caught up in an ongoing debate about the healthcare system, will warm to a more jaundiced view of medicine remains to be seen. Matt Czuchry ("The Good Wife") is the resident of the title, Dr. Conrad Hawkins, an abrasive but committed doctor who happens to be having a complicated relationship with Nic Nevin ("Revenge's" Emily VanCamp), an equally stalwart, plainspoken nurse practitioner. The show is produced by a team that includes, among others, directors Antoine Fuqua and Phillip Noyce.

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    'Lady Bird,' Jay-Z nominated for GLAAD Awards

    "What people see in the media has a powerful impact on how they treat others and the GLAAD Media Awards raise the bar for media to tell LGBTQ stories that accelerate acceptance," GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. "At a time when anti-LGBTQ policies and harassment are on the rise, it is imperative that Hollywood and news media tell more LGBTQ stories that reflect the community's rich diversity."

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    SAG Awards 2018: Your questions answered

    (CNN)Hollywood will reconvene on Sunday to celebrate the best film and television and film performances of the year at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. What are the SAG Awards? The 160,000 performers who are members of the Screen Actors Guild cast their votes to honor their fellow peers at this Hollywood event. The statuettes handed out are called Actors. Instead of categories for best picture or best TV drama, the SAG Awards recognize ensemble and individual performances. Who will be there? Kristen Bell is hosting the event -- the first time the SAG Awards has had an emcee. The ceremony will feature exclusively female presenters this year. SAG Awards executive producer Kathy Connell told the

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    Review: Britannia ★★★☆☆

    The first episode of Britannia is more confusing than a technical lecture on Bitcoin delivered in Mandarin by someone with a partial grasp of both subject and language. Characters are introduced at a rate that makes speed-dating look like a form of courtship, storylines are scattered as if seeds to the wind, and the overuse of sweeping drone shots of fields and gorges left me reaching for a travel sickness pill. All of this while indistinguishable tattooed blokes with long hair go at each other hammer-and-tongs in a blood bath overflowing with gore. At this early stage it didn't feel so much like an epic fantasy to compete with Game of Thrones, more an ancient version of Rugby Special. We're

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    Rapper Fredo Santana, 27, dies in Los Angeles

    (CNN)Rapper Fredo Santana has died in Los Angeles, a family member and the Los Angeles County Coroner's office said Saturday. Santana, whose real name was Derrick Coleman, died at his residence in the Reseda neighborhood around 11 p.m. Friday, said Lt. David Smith, a spokesman for the coroner's office. Smith said the autopsy for the Chicago-born Santana was pending. In October, Santana posted on his verified Instagram account that he was being treated for liver and kidney failure.