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Ken Shepherd

Ken Shepherd is a universal-desk editor and digital writer covering entertainment and social-media news developments. An alumnus of the University of Maryland, he previously served as managing editor for NewsBusters.org and as a staff writer for the Business & Media Institute. You can reach him at [email protected].

Articles by Ken Shepherd

Miss Cleo, iconic hotline psychic, dead at 53

Youree Harris, best known as psychic "Miss Cleo," has died from cancer at the age of 53, TMZ reported Tuesday, citing a representative who worked for the late character actress. Published July 26, 2016

Comedian Kate McKinnon portraying Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a special SNL "Weekend Update" segment on MSNBC from the Republican National Convention. Captured from video on Twitter.

SNL's Kate McKinnon 'Ginsburns' Trump, GOP convention in character as Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"Saturday Night Live" cast member Kate McKinnon has become somewhat famous for her manic impersonation of a power-mad Hillary Clinton. On Wednesday night, the comedian and actress set her sights on Donald Trump and the Republican convention in a skit on MSNBC in which she portrayed Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Published July 21, 2016

A billboard reading, "Hate Cops? the next time you need help call a crackhead" was visible for at least a few hours Saturday in Muncie, Indiana, according to the Muncie Star Press on Wednesday. (Courtesy of WTHR.com via Megan Thomas)

'Hate Cops?' Then call a 'crackhead' instead, controversial Indiana billboard says

A Muncie, Indiana, billboard caused a stir over the weekend, reported the city's Star Press newspaper on Wednesday. An advertising company executive claimed responsibility on Wednesday, telling the Associated Press, "Our heart was in the place of supporting law enforcement" and that "[a] generation has lost respect for law enforcement." Published July 20, 2016

Washington Redskins fan Zema "Chief Zee" Williams cheers on his team before the NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009 in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Deadspin trashes late Chief Zee as 'naive, aggressively racist'; social media erupts

Reporting news of the death of Redskins fan Zema Williams on Tuesday, sports blog Deadspin declared the fan better known by his alter ego of Chief Zee was "naive" and "aggressively racist" for wearing an Indian headdress at the Washington football team's games. Reaction on social media outlets was largely negative. Published July 20, 2016