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Hanks imposing

NFL ‘moratorium’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tom Hanks says he’s going on a pro football “moratorium” for two years after his hometown Oakland Raiders leave for Las Vegas, but he didn’t explain what that entails.

The NFL approved the Raiders’ plan to move last month. A $1.9 billion stadium is slated to be built for the team with the help of $750 million in public money.

“You cannot take the Silver and Black, put them in an air-conditioned dome in the desert, make them play on artificial turf within a stone’s throw of the fountains of Caesar’s Palace, and call them the Raiders,” Hanks said Monday at a charity event.

Hanks sees one positive in the Raiders’ exit: the possibility of a new baseball stadium for his Oakland Athletics.

James Earl Jones

gets lifetime Tony

NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Tony Award winner James Earl Jones will soon get a third — for lifetime achievement.

The Tony Awards Administration Committee said Thursday that Jones will receive the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre on June 11 at the Tony Awards.

Jones, the voice of Darth Vader and Mufasa from Disney’s “The Lion King,” has won Tonys for “The Great White Hope” and “Fences.” His Broadway credits also include “On Golden Pond,” ‘’Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” ‘’Driving Miss Daisy,” ‘’The Best Man” and “The Gin Game.”

Kim Kardashian:

Holdup meant to be

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Kardashian West says that being held at gunpoint during a Paris jewelry heist last year “was meant to happen.”

Kardashian West tells Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday’s episode of the comedian’s chat show that she’s “such a different person” after the October robbery. She says she was “definitely materialistic” before being robbed, but now she says she doesn’t care about things like jewelry.

Kardashian West also told DeGeneres that Caitlyn Jenner is not being honest about her marriage to Kardashian’s mother, Kris Jenner. She says Caitlyn Jenner’s comments in her newly released memoir and in interviews promoting it are “hurtful.”

By Chad Fleck

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