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Leonard Goldberg 9 hours ago

Veteran Producer of ‘WarGames,’ ‘Blue Bloods,’ Leonard Goldberg Dies at 85

Leonard Goldberg, a network and studio executive and producer whose TV credits ranged from “Starsky and Hutch” in the 1970s to the current drama series “Blue Bloods” and whose independent movies included “WarGames” and “Sleeping with the Enemy,” has died. He was 85. Goldberg died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from injuries suffered in a fall, according to a statement…

  • Super Bowl 18 hours ago

    Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5, Khaled Part of Pre-Super Bowl Shows

    Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5, DJ Khaled and DaBaby will bring the heat to Super Bowl week in Miami. On Location Experiences announced the lineup for its second Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest, to take place Jan. 30 through Feb. 1 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. DJ Khaled, who has collaborated with everyone from Jay-Z to Justin Bieber, will…

  • Willie Nelson 22 hours ago

    Willie Nelson Is Still Using Pot, Just Isn’t Smoking It

    Willie Nelson may have given up smoking, but he hasn’t stopped using marijuana. While in San Antonio last week for two performances, the 86-year-old country music legend told KSAT TV that in an effort to take better care of himself, he no longer smokes. The longtime marijuana advocate says he “started smoking cedar bark, went from that to cigarettes to

  • Gabrielle Union 22 hours ago

    Gabrielle Union, NBC Say Meeting About ‘America’s Got Talent’ Firing Was ‘Productive’

    Gabrielle Union and NBC both said Wednesday that they have had a “productive” first conversation on her firing from “America’s Got Talent” and her allegations that she was removed for complaining about on-set racism and other behavior. Union, who was removed as a judge after one season, tweeted Tuesday that she was able to express her “unfiltered truth” and “desire

  • Alanis Morissette Dec 5

    Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Turns 25 With Broadway Musical, Tour

    Alanis Morissette’s breakthrough album “Jagged Little Pill” is celebrating its 25th birthday on Broadway. The rock musical, set to open Thursday night at Broadhurst Theatre, features the Canadian singer’s most iconic hits, including “Ironic,” “You Oughta Know” and “Hand in My Pocket,” plus two new songs she wrote for the show. Morissette’s powerful lyrics highlight a suburban family’s struggle

  • R. Kelly Dec 5

    Cook County Judge Orders R. Kelly to Stand Trial Sept. 14

    A Cook County judge on Wednesday ordered singer R. Kelly to stand trial on one of four sexual abuse cases on Sept. 14, but it remains unclear which of the cases prosecutors will take to trial first. During the hearing in Chicago, Judge Lawrence Flood told prosecutors he wants to know by Jan. 22 which of the four separate indictments…

  • Justin Timberlake Dec 5

    Justin Timberlake Breaks Silence With Public Apology to Jessica Biel, Family

    On Nov. 23, Justin Timberlake started making headlines but for all the wrong reasons. The 38-year-old actor was pictured with his Palmer co-star, Alisha Wainwright, in a questionable situation—at least for a married man. According to The Sun, who first reported the news and obtained pictures and videos of the two co-stars, the two were seen holding hands and one

  • cartoon Dec 4

    Clifford, Everybody’s Favorite Big Red Dog, Gets a Reboot

    Who’s your favorite big red dog? If you have one, chances are his name is Clifford. Scholastic Entertainment is rebooting the TV series about the giant dog with an equally large heart this week on Amazon Prime Video and PBS, the latter his home since the early aughts. The new show offers more diversity among the human characters and

  • Sweden Dec 4

    Back For a Gig in Stockholm, A$AP Rocky Won’t Play in Prison

    Sweden’s prison board says U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky won’t be able to perform in the Swedish prison where he was held until convicted of assault in a June street brawl in Stockholm. Citing logistical and security issues, Vilhelm Grevik of Sweden’s Prison and Probation Service told the Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet on Wednesday, that the prison board won’t be

  • Cincinnati Dec 4

    The Who Plans 1st Cincinnati Area Concert Since ’79 Tragedy

    The rock band The Who announced Tuesday night it will play its first Cincinnati area concert since 11 fans died 40 years ago in a pre-show stampede. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band will play April 23 at Northern Kentucky University’s BB&T Arena, across the Ohio River 7 miles south of the Dec. 3, 1979, concert site, where…

  • New England Patriots Dec 4

    Tom Brady Talks Balancing Family Time and Football: ‘I’m Certainly Not Perfect’

    The NFL superstar says he’s always drawn wisdom from the people around him and explains balancing professional commitments and personal responsibilities.

  • Netflix Dec 4

    ‘Irishman’ Named Best Picture by National Board of Review

     Martin Scorsese’s sprawling crime epic “The Irishman” has been named best picture by the National Board of Review. The awards, announced Tuesday by the National Board of Review, handed Netflix its second major honor in Hollywood’s quickening awards season. On Monday evening, Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” won best feature at the IFP Gotham Awards, which honor independent film. Both

  • marijuana Dec 4

    Willie Nelson Says He Stopped Smoking Pot to ‘Take Better Care’ of Himself

    America’s proudest pothead has decided to hang up his joint. Willie Nelson, the country music luminary whose name is practically synonymous with lighting up, said in a recent interview that he has stopped smoking marijuana due to breathing issues. “I have abused my lungs quite a bit in the past, so breathing is a little more difficult these days

  • London Dec 3

    Prince Andrew Accuser Says She’ll Never Forget the ‘Disgusting’ Sexual Encounter

    Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who said she was a victim of a sex trafficking scheme that led to her having sexual encounters with the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, is once again speaking out about the alleged sexual encounter she had with the prince many years ago.

  • Queer Eye Dec 3

    ‘Queer Eye’ Star Jonathan Van Ness Makes History With Cosmopolitan U.K. Cover

    Jonathan Van Ness just made history by covering Cosmopolitan U.K.

    “First non-female cover star in 35 years,” the Queer Eye star tweeted on Monday. “Thanks for having me @CosmopolitanUK showing more variations of beauty for young LGBTQ+ people YAS QUEEN.”

    As fans will recall, Boy George covered the magazine in 1984. One Direction’s Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik

  • Dec 2

    Famed Internet Cat Lil Bub Dies at Age 8

    Famed internet cat Lil Bub, whose birth defects made her one of the world’s most famous and beloved online felines, died suddenly on Sunday, the furball’s “dude” said. She was 8, NBC News reports. “It’s me, Mike — BUB’s dude,” owner Mike Bridavsky tweeted on Monday. “BUB has departed, she’s on her way home.” Bridavsky called his cat “the purest,

  • Fenway Park Dec 2

    Singer-Songwriter James Taylor to Perform at Fenway Park in 2020

    World-famous singer-songwriter James Taylor is making a return to Fenway Park this summer. The New England native and his All-Star Band will play the historic Boston ballpark on June 21, 2020.

  • NBC News Dec 2

    Dwyane Wade Dismisses Criticism of Son’s Appearance as ‘Stupidity’

    Dwyane Wade responded to social media users who criticized the appearance of his 12-year-old son, Zion Malachi Airamis, in a recent family photo. The retired NBA star dismissed what he described as “post-Thanksgiving hate” in a tweet over the weekend. “Stupidity,” Wade wrote, is a part of “this world we live in — so I get it.” “But here’s the

  • spokesman Dec 2

    Former ‘DWTS’ Dancer Slams Substitute Teacher Lecturing His Child for Having 2 Dads

    A substitute teacher berated a Utah fifth grader after he said during a pre-Thanksgiving lesson that he was thankful he’s finally going to be adopted by his two dads, the parents said. The boy’s classmates said the teacher told him, “that’s nothing to be thankful for” and lectured the 30 kids in the class about her views on homosexuality. She

  • food Dec 2

    Learn the Secrets to a Perfect Dinner Party From Questlove

    If you’re lucky enough to be invited to a dinner party hosted by Questlove, be aware that nothing has been left to chance. The guest list has been carefully chosen, as have all the dishes. The music starts off with piano-heavy tunes and then builds as the evening goes on. The amount and quality of the booze is also carefully

  • Dec 2

    Lizzo Goes Completely Naked For NSFW, Home Photoshoot

    Lizzo remains 100 percent that b—-. On Sunday, the “Truth Hurts” singer, clearly feeling herself, posted a series of completely nude photos on Instagram. With the help of her long hair and creative hand placement, the star posed on a luxurious orange velvet couch for the homemade photoshoot, which she gave a Titanic-themed caption. “Paint me like ya French b—-,”

  • New York Dec 2

    Veteran ‘Will and Grace’ Actress Shelley Morrison Dies at 83

    Shelley Morrison, an actress with a 50-year career who was best known for playing a memorable maid on “Will and Grace,” has died.

  • NBC Dec 1

    Lori Loughlin’s Daughter Olivia Jade Returns to YouTube Amid College Admissions Scandal

    As actress Lori Loughlin denies the charges she is facing in the college admissions scandal, her daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli has returned to YouTube, uploading her first video on Sunday since she was engulfed in the controversy earlier this year, NBC News reports. Giannulli, 20, the daughter of Loughlin and designer Mossimo Giannulli, was a successful YouTube star with a

  • Canada Dec 1

    ‘Frozen 2’ Ices Competition Again With Record Thanksgiving

    “Frozen 2” kept a wintry wind at its back in its second week, setting a Thanksgiving record with a whopping box office bounty, while newcomer “Knives Out” found its own broad audience. Disney’s new set of adventures for Anna, Elsa and Olaf brought in $85.3 million in the U.S. and Canada over the weekend and earned an unprecedented $132.7 million

  • Instagram Dec 1

    ‘America’s Got Talent’ Producers and NBC Issue New Statement About Gabrielle Union

    The producers of “America’s Got Talent” and distributor NBC said in a statement on Sunday that they’re in communication with Gabrielle Union, who was let go from the show after reportedly expressing concern over offensive incidents on the set, to hear more about what she has to say. Last week, NBC confirmed that the actress and Julianne Hough would not

  • Instagram Dec 1

    Chrissy Teigen Claps Back at Troll Who Commented on Her ‘Chefs and Nannies’

    Chrissy Teigen was not going to remain silent after being mocked for having hired help for her and John Legend’s two children, Luna and Miles. The “Lip Sync Battle” star and model, a celebrity clapback queen, had posted on her Instagram page on Black Friday a photo of the kids with three employees, writing, “Grateful for people that make our

  • Southern California Dec 1

    Irving Burgie, Songwriter of Calypso Hit ‘Day-O,’ Dies at 95

    Composer Irving Burgie, who helped popularize Caribbean music and co-wrote the enduring Harry Belafonte hit “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song),” has died at the age of 95. At the Barbados Independence Day Parade on Saturday, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley announced Burgie died Friday. “Day-O,” written in 1952, has been ubiquitous, appearing in everything from the film and Broadway musical

  • Nov 30

    Pat Sajak Makes First Public Appearance Since Undergoing Emergency Surgery

    Pat Sajak is back in action! The 73-year-old “Wheel of Fortune” host made his first public appearance since undergoing emergency surgery in early November to enjoy a night out. Sajak was seen at the Washington Capitals game on Friday alongside his 24-year-old daughter, country singer Maggie Sajak. The game show host was sporting a red Capitals jacket to show his

  • Nov 30

    Kid Rock Goes on Vulgar Rant Against Oprah — Gets Escorted Off Stage

    Country rocker and rapper Kid Rock was caught on video lashing out at Oprah Winfrey in a vulgar rant while on stage at his Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse in Nashville, Tennesee, NBC News reports. “I’m like, Oprah Winfrey or Joy Behar, they can suck d— sideways,” Rock said, according to the video published on TMZ Friday.

  • Nov 30

    Brazil’s President Criticizes Leonardo DiCaprio Over Amazon Fires

    Without offering proof, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday said actor Leonardo DiCaprio had funded nonprofit groups that he claimed are partly responsible for fires in the Amazon this year. Bolsonaro’s remarks about the American actor were part of a wider government campaign against environmental nonprofit groups operating in Brazil. DiCaprio’s environmental organization Earth Alliance has pledged $5 million to

  • Nov 30

    Dying Man Saw New ‘Star Wars’ Movie Before Scheduled Release

    A terminally ill “Star Wars” fan watched “The Rise of Skywalker” on Friday — nearly three weeks ahead of its scheduled release — from his hospice bed in southern England, the man’s caretakers said. The middle-aged man was joined by his wife, two young sons and two brothers in the patient’s room to see the latest “Star Wars” movie, according

  • Nov 30

    Party Like a Spy: Spookstock Is Intel World’s Hush-Hush Bash

    Sometime earlier this year, one of the most elite social events in Washington took place, but without any fanfare or news coverage.

  • Nov 29

    This Epic E.T. Reunion Will Bring Tears to Your Eyes

    E.T. and Elliott have reunited after 37 years in a heartwarming commercial. Grab your tissues.

  • Nov 29

    Caitlyn Jenner Admits She Hasn’t Spoken to Khloe Kardashian In Years

    Caitlyn Jenner revealed she’s been estranged from “pissed off” Khloe Kardashian since her transition.

  • Nov 29

    For the Last 23 Years, Rod Stewart’s Been Quietly Building a Model Train City

    Rod Stewart, known for decades as a consummate crooner, rocker, fashion plate and tongue-in-cheek sex symbol, is adding a new element to his image: serious model railroad builder. The former front man of the Faces who has hits dating back to the 1960s has put the finishing touch on a 23-year project that has landed him on the cover of

  • Nov 29

    2 K-Pop Stars Get Prison Terms for Sexual Crimes

    A South Korean court on Friday found two K-pop stars guilty of illicit sexual relations with a woman who was unable to resist and sentenced them to up to six years in prison. The Seoul Central District Court said singer-songwriter Jung Joon-young received a six-year prison term and former boy band member Choi Jong-hoon a five-year term. The court said

  • Nov 28

    Pete Davidson Holds SF Comedy Show–But Makes Attendees Sign $1M Agreement for Entry

    Comedian Pete Davidson put on a show Wednesday in San Francisco—but ticketholders weren’t allowed in unless they signed a non-disclosure agreement with a $1 million penalty if broken.

  • Nov 28

    ’Supergirl’ Star Melissa Benoist Says She Was Victim of Domestic Violence

    “Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist said in an Instagram video Wednesday that she is a survivor of domestic violence, NBC News reports. In a more than 14 minute video, Benoist said that she was “quite nervous” before stating, “I am a survivor of domestic violence or IPV, intimate partner violence, which is something I never in my life expected I would

  • Nov 27

    Judge Upholds Charges That Could Put Weinstein Away for Life

    A New York judge has rejected Harvey Weinstein’s bid to throw out the most serious charges in his sexual assault case, dealing a big blow to the disgraced movie mogul as he sought to limit the scope of his looming trial and any potential punishment. The ruling made public Wednesday clears the way for prosecutors to bolster their case with

  • Nov 27

    Avril Lavigne and Billionaire Boyfriend Phillip Sarofim Split After 1 Year of Dating

    Hey, hey, you, you, Avril Lavigne isn’t Phillip Sarofim’s girlfriend anymore. E! News can confirm that the couple have called it quits after one year of dating. Lavigne began dating Sarofim, who is the son of Texan billionaire Fayez Sarofim, in February 2018.

  • Nov 27

    Why ‘The Mandalorian’ Episodes Are Short and Arrive on Disney+ Once a Week

    In an era in which binge-watching is the new norm, Disney+ is breaking the mold — at least with its new content. While episodes of old Disney shows can be watched one right after another, all of Disney’s new programming is being doled out in weekly installments, just like traditional cable. Then there are the shorter-than-average episodes.

  • Nov 27

    Taiwanese-Canadian Model-Actor Godfrey Gao Dies on Set

    Taiwanese-Canadian model-actor Godfrey Gao has died after suffering an apparent heart attack while on set in China. Gao was filming a sports reality show in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo on Wednesday when he died. His agency, JetStar Entertainment, confirmed his death on its official Facebook page. The 35-year-old was filming “Chase Me,” a Chinese variety series, when he

  • Nov 26

    Baby Yoda GIFs Are Back After ‘Confusion’ Led to Removal

    People can send each other animations of Baby Yoda again.

  • Nov 26

    AARP Releases Names of Movies for Grownups Nominees

    A new batch of film nominations are out from an influential media organization — but superhero flicks and “Frozen 2” need not apply. AARP has released nominations for its annual Movies for Grownups awards, which is designed to reward films that resonate with older viewers and fight industry ageism.

  • Nov 26

    Sam Hunt: Sorry for Driving Drunk After Tennessee Show

    Country singer Sam Hunt has apologized for drinking and driving. The Tennessean reports Hunt tweeted Friday that he made the “poor and selfish” decision to drive himself home after a friend’s show in Nashville last week. Hunt was arrested Thursday and charged with driving under the influence and violating open container law.

  • Nov 26

    Dolly Parton Marks 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry With NBC Special

    Country superstar Dolly Parton will return to NBC Tuesday night for a special to celebrate her 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member. “Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Opry” will air at 9 p.m. ET.

  • Nov 26

    Strong Winds May Ground Iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloons

    Strong wind gusts up to 40 mph could impact Macy’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, forecasters say. With a storm system rolling through the northeast on Wednesday, lingering winds on Thanksgiving Day could prompt officials to ground the iconic balloons but a decision won’t be made until near the start of the parade.

  • Nov 25

    Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

    Rarely has a Tinder date ended so poorly than the one shown in “Queen & Slim.” Even more rarely has a bad Tinder date produced such a great film.

  • Nov 25

    T.I. Breaks Silence After Controversial Hymen Comments

    Rapper T.I. says he was joking when he said he goes to the gynecologist with his daughter every year to make sure her hymen is “still intact.” The performer, who received backlash when the comments went viral earlier this month, told Jada Pinkett-Smith on Monday’s episode of “Red Table Talk” that he also apologized to his daughter.

  • Nov 25

    Bill Cosby Vows No Remorse, Expects to Serve 10-year Maximum

    Bill Cosby says he’s prepared to serve his 10-year maximum sentence for sexual assault rather than show remorse for a crime the comedian says he didn’t commit.

  • Nov 25

    Hoda Kotb Announces Engagement to Joel Schiffman

    Hoda Kotb and her longtime boyfriend, Joel Schiffman, are engaged! The Today co-anchor announced the joyous news on the show Monday that they will be tying the knot after six years together. “I have to tell you something that a friend of mine, a friend of ours, asked me to let you guys in on a secret,” Hoda said. “I’ll

  • Nov 25

    Diahann Carroll’s Legacy as a Trailblazer Remembered

    At the poignant memorial service for Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress was remembered for all the things that made her famous — her glamour, her sublime talent, her beauty and her elegance.

  • Nov 25

    Jessye Norman Remembered as Force of Nature at Met Memorial

    Jessye Norman was remembered as a force of nature as thousands filled the Metropolitan Opera House on Sunday for a celebration of the soprano, who died Sept. 30 at age 74.

  • Nov 25

    Lizzo Gives First American Music Awards Performance Ever

    Who would’ve thought tonight was Lizzo’s first time performing at the 2019 American Music Awards? The breakout superstar took the AMA stage with a performance packed with confidence and soul–but first, self-love. Donning a bright pink gown covered in layers of tulle, she encouraged the audience to put their lights up and “shine bright” before launching into a powerful performance

  • Nov 25

    Selena Gomez’s Emerald Gown Is Making Everyone Green With Envy at the 2019 American Music Awards

    Selena Gomez is lighting up the red carpet at the 2019 American Music Awards with her swoon-worthy ensemble. While the 27-year-old singer has taken a lot of fashion risks this year, it seems she wanted to push the boundaries even more for the star-studded event. It certainly paid off. For the fanciful affair, the “Look at Her Now” songstress sashayed

  • Nov 24

    K-Pop Star Goo Hara Found Dead at Her Seoul Home

    K-pop star and TV celebrity Goo Hara was found dead at her home in Seoul on Sunday, police said.

  • Nov 24

    Swift Moonwalks Past Michael Jackson’s Record at AMA Awards

    Taylor Swift has moonwalked past Michael Jackson’s record at the 2019 American Music Awards, taking home six honors including artist of the year and artist of the decade.

  • Nov 24

    ‘Frozen 2’ Heats Up Box Office With $127M Opening Weekend

    Six years after “Frozen” kicked up a pop-culture blizzard, the sequel to Elsa, Anna and Olaf’s adventures snowed-in the box office with an estimated $127 million debut domestically and $350.2 million worldwide, according to studio estimates Sunday. The opening for the Walt Disney Co.’s “Frozen 2” buried several records. It’s the highest-grossing debut ever for any animated film globally. It

  • Nov 24

    ’SNL’ Taps Will Ferrel in Spoof of Trump Response to Sondland’s ‘Quid Pro Quo’ Testimony

    This week’s “Saturday Night Live” episode returned its focus to the impeachment inquiry and again explored the relationships between President Donald Trump and his alleged accomplices. In the “SNL” opener, Alec Baldwin reprises his role as President Donald Trump, who’s met by reporters on the White House lawn as a helicopter roars behind him. Baldwin’s Trump refuses to answer questions

  • Nov 24

    Producer, Director Arthur Marks Dies; Best Known for ‘Perry Mason’

    Longtime producer and director Arthur Marks, who helmed many episodes of the “Perry Mason” TV series and produced several hit blaxploitation films, died at age 92.

  • Nov 24

    Tyler Perry Is Helping Out an American Couple Stuck in Mexico With $16K Hospital Bill

    An Atlanta couple’s dream cruise vacation took a scary turn when Tori Austin’s fiancée suffered a serious medical emergency on board the ship, NBC News reports. Austin told NBC News her fiancée, Stephen Johnson, was rushed to a private hospital in Progreso, Mexico, over a week ago in critical condition after medics aboard a cruise ship diagnosed him with pancreatitis,

  • Nov 24

    Atlanta Police: Iggy Azalea, Playboi Carti Report $366K in Jewelry as Stolen

    Rappers Iggy Azalea and Playboi Carti have told Atlanta police that $366,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from their rental home. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says a police report filed Nov. 17 lists 19 pieces of jewelry including diamond rings, platinum bracelets and luxury watches. Amethyst Kelly, who performs as Iggy Azalea, told police the theft occurred Nov. 14, when the

  • Nov 23

    Advent Calendars Have Exploded With Gift-Worthy Options

    The Advent, to some Christians, is the four Sundays before Christmas. More generally, the variation of the Latin word for “coming” marks the season to prepare for the holiday. Among rituals associated with the Advent is keeping an Advent calendar. Some reusable versions begin on Dec. 1, and many include windows, doors or pockets to reveal a poem, portion of

  • Nov 23

    Apple Delays ‘The Banker’ Theatrical Release Amid Review

    Apple on Friday delayed the theatrical release of its first original film, “The Banker” amid misconduct allegations against one of the film’s co-producers. A person familiar with the plans who was not authorized to discuss them publicly confirmed Friday that the film’s Dec. 6 release was being delayed. The delay comes days after Apple canceled the film’s premiere at the

  • Nov 23

    Post Malone Tops AMA Nominees, But Taylor Swift Could Steal Show

    Post Malone will carry a leading seven nominations into Sunday night’s presentation of the American Music Awards, but Taylor Swift — who will be named “Artist of the Decade” during the ceremony — could set a record for most AMA wins of all time.

  • Nov 23

    Julianne Hough and Gabrielle Union Exit ‘America’s Got Talent’

    There’s been yet another casting shakeup at “America’s Got Talent.” Julianne Hough and Gabrielle Union are exiting the NBC competition after one season, the network confirmed to Variety on Friday evening. Veteran judges Simon Cowell, who is also an executive producer, and Howie Mandel are expected to return to the show for its 15th season in 2020, as is host

  • Nov 22

    Lily Tomlin Sorry She Agreed to End ‘Grace and Frankie’

    Regrets? Lily Tomlin has at least one: Her decision to end her Netflix sitcom “Grace and Frankie,” which co-stars Jane Fonda. “Well, Jane and I are kind of sad about it, you know, because, I mean, we talked about doing it,” Tomlin explained on Thursday night before she was honored by the Paley Center for Media along with Bob Newhart,

  • Nov 22

    ’Baby Yoda’ Owns the Internet. What Does That Mean for the Future of ‘Star Wars’?

    In a bitterly divided nation, few things have the power to bring us together — and one of them seems to be a doe-eyed green puppet the internet has dubbed “Baby Yoda.” Baby Yoda, so named for his resemblance to the gnomic, anastrophe-spouting Jedi master of the “Star Wars” movies, is the breakout co-star of the new Disney Plus series

  • Nov 22

    Sacha Baron Cohen Slams Facebook, Other Social Media Companies

    Sacha Baron Cohen slammed Facebook and other large social media platforms as “the greatest propaganda machine in history” in a searing speech Thursday night. Addressing the Anti-Defamation League’s Never Is Now summit, the actor — who is known for using his satirical personas such as Borat, Bruno and Ali G to highlight bigotry around the world — tore into technology

  • Nov 22

    Winfrey, Coates Among Speakers at Tribute to Toni Morrison

    In offering tribute to Toni Morrison, speakers from Oprah Winfrey to Fran Lebowitz on Thursday each shared a very different, but equally special portrait of the late Nobel laureate, who died in August at 88.

  • Nov 22

    TV Comedy Greats Take a Bow, Make ’em Laugh at Ceremony

    Like the 97-year-old Lear, who made his name — and TV history — with groundbreaking sitcoms like “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons,” the other honorees at Thursday’s Paley Center for Media ceremony proved that talent is ageless. Carl Reiner, 97; Bob Newhart, 90; Carol Burnett, 86, and Lily Tomlin, 80, each won over the room with their humor and memories.

  • Nov 22

    Celebrities Are Deep Into Liquor, Wine With Their Own Brands

    From Kate Hudson’s new vodka to Dylan Sprouse’s Brooklyn-made mead, celebrities with their own brands of spirits and wines can make drink-loving fans happy at the holidays. You can find other pillars of culture with bottles, including TV shows and the high-brow auction house Sotheby’s.

  • Nov 22

    Scooter Braun Pleads for Peace With Taylor Swift After Receiving Death Threats

    Scooter Braun doesn’t want any more bad blood with Taylor Swift. The 38-year-old manager expressed his desire to find resolution in an open letter to the artist posted via Instagram on Friday. “@taylorswift,” he began. “Since your public statement last week there have been numerous death threats directed at my family.”

  • Nov 21

    ’Uncut Gems,’ ‘The Lighthouse’ Top Spirit Awards Nominations

    Josh and Benny Safdie’s Diamond District crime film “Uncut Gems” and Robert Eggers’ fever-dream period tale “The Lighthouse” led the 35th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards with five nods each, in nominations announced Thursday in Los Angeles. The Spirit Awards, which honor films with budgets below $22.5 million, are the premier ceremony for indie film, held annually in a tent

  • Nov 21

    Geena Davis Says She Never Legally Married Plastic Surgeon Filing for Divorce

    Geena Davis testified Thursday that she does not believe she was ever legally married to a plastic surgeon who filed for divorce from her in 2018 even though a video of a 2001 ceremony shows her vowing to love him as her husband until death.

  • Nov 21

    First Marvel Comics Issue Sells in Texas for a Record $1.26 Million

    A rare near-mint condition copy of the first Marvel Comics comic book has sold at auction in Dallas for $1.26 million.

  • Nov 21

    Coldplay Decides Not to Tour for Environmental Reasons

    The British band Coldplay has decided not to launch a global tour because of environmental concerns. Frontman Chris Martin told the BBC Thursday that the band is not going on tour to promote its latest album because it wants to take time to determine how a tour can be beneficial to the environment.

  • Nov 21

    Daddy Yankee to Open Reggaeton Museum in Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rican reggaeton star Daddy Yankee is opening a museum in the U.S. Caribbean territory that will be dedicated to his life and the music that made him famous. The Daddy Yankee El Jefe Museum opens Friday in Plaza de Las Americas in San Juan and will be free of charge. The space of 8,000 square feet (743 square meters)

  • Nov 21

    Despite New Rape Claim, Roman Polanski’s Latest Film Tops French Box Office

    For Roman Polanski, these may be the best of times, and these may be the worst of times.

  • Nov 21

    Ex-‘American Idol’ Contestant Gets Nearly 4 years in Prison

    Former ‘American Idol’ contestant Antonella Barba has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for carrying nearly 2 pounds (0.9 kilograms) of fentanyl. Federal authorities in Virginia said Thursday that the 32-year-old New Jersey woman got three years and nine months in federal prison. She pleaded guilty in July to possessing with intent to distribute more than 400 grams of fentanyl.

  • Nov 21

    Country Star Sam Hunt Arrested for DUI in Tennessee

    Country singer Sam Hunt was arrested for driving under the influence and violation of the open container law after police in Nashville stopped him for driving the wrong way down a one-way road. Hunt was arrested Thursday morning, booked into jail and released on $2,500 bond, according to WKRN-TV.

  • Nov 21

    Snowboard Pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter Dies At 65

    Jake Burton Carpenter, the pioneer who brought snowboarding to the masses and helped turn the sport into a billion-dollar business and Olympic showpiece, has died at 65. He died Wednesday night in Burlington, Vermont, according to an email sent to the staff of the company he founded. Carpenter had emailed his staff this month saying, “You will not believe this,

  • Nov 21

    Victims’ Lawyer: Prince Andrew Must Talk to US Prosecutors

    Lawyers for the victims of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein say Prince Andrew should speak to U.S. investigators immediately, after the senior British royal withdrew from public duties over what he called his “ill-judged association” with the convicted pedophile. U.S. attorney Gloria Allred said Andrew should contact American authorities “without conditions and without delay.” Andrew announced Wednesday that he was pulling

  • Nov 21

    ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Responds to Brenda Song’s Claims She Was Not Asian Enough to Audition

    After Brenda Song claimed she was told her “image was basically not Asian enough” to audition for “Crazy Rich Asians”, the film’s director, Jon M. Chu, took to Twitter to address the allegations. “??Nope,” the 40-year-old filmmaker tweeted after a follower shared the article in which Song made the comments. ” I love @BrendaSong and that sucks if anything of

  • Nov 21

    From Lizzo to Lil Nas X, New Kids on the Block Rule Grammys

    Genre-mashing, bold and chart-topping new artists have caught the attention of the Recording Academy, as Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X lead in nominations at the 2020 Grammy Awards. Lizzo is in first place, scoring eight bids Wednesday for her fun, positive rap-pop style that has made her not only the year’s top new act, but arguably the year’s

  • Nov 21

    Kanye West Denied Permit for Amphitheater on Wyoming Ranch

    Kanye West has been denied a permit to build an amphitheater on his ranch in Wyoming. The Park County Planning and Zoning Commission made the decision Tuesday after the rapper changed his plans for the structure near Cody. West told county officials he now wants to include residential space.

  • Nov 20

    Ellen DeGeneres Surprises Lesbian Couple Whose Family Won’t Attend Wedding

    After a lesbian couple sent a now-viral tweet asking Ellen DeGeneres to attend their wedding because some of their family members would not, the talk show host surprised the couple by inviting them on her show as special guests, NBC News reports. “Hi @chrissyteigen & @TheEllenShow!! my parents aren’t going to attend my wedding because they don’t like that i’m

  • Nov 20

    Holly Hunter to Play Liberal Councilwoman in New NBC Sitcom

    Holly Hunter will star opposite Ted Danson in an upcoming NBC comedy set in the world of local politics. The network said Wednesday that Hunter will play a liberal Los Angeles city councilwoman in the series from writer-producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.

  • Nov 20

    Molly Solomon Promoted to Lead NBC Olympics Coverage

    Molly Solomon began her career at NBC Sports as a researcher for its Olympics coverage. Nearly 30 years later, she will lead its coverage. NBC announced Tuesday that it has promoted Solomon to executive producer and president of the network’s Olympics unit, becoming the first woman to be an executive producer for a network sports division.

  • Nov 20

    Hollywood Exec Suggested Julia Roberts Play Harriet Tubman, Biopic Screenwriter Says

    A Hollywood executive wanted Julia Roberts to portray Harriet Tubman in the leading abolitionist’s biopic, the screenwriter of the new film “Harriet” said. After studying Tubman’s life in college, where she helped lead enslaved people to freedom on the Underground Railroad, screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard was determined to adapt Tubman’s story into a feature film, he told Focus Features, the

  • Nov 20

    Smollett Files Countersuit Against Chicago, Asks for Jury Trial

    Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has filed a countersuit against the city of Chicago and wants a jury trial to decide his case.

  • Nov 20

    2020 Grammy Awards: List of Nominees in Top Categories

    A list of nominees in the top categories at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, announced Wednesday by The Recording Academy.

  • Nov 20

    Michelle Obama, Gaga, J. Lo to Join Oprah on Wellness Tour

    Oprah Winfrey’s going on tour, and she’s bringing a rock-star lineup with her, including former first lady Michelle Obama and Grammy- and Oscar-winner Lady Gaga. Live Nation announced Wednesday that Winfrey’s wellness arena tour with WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined) — dubbed “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus” — will also include guest appearances from Jennifer Lopez, Dwayne Johnson, Amy

  • Nov 20

    And the Grammy Nomination Goes To…

    The Grammys are screaming “Cuz I Love You” to Lizzo: The breakthrough singer-rapper scored a whopping eight nominations, including bids for the top four awards, making her the show’s top-nominated act. Lizzo picked up nominations for album of the year with her major-label debut, “Cuz I Love You”; song and record of the year with her anthemic No. 1 hit,

  • Nov 19

    Muted Launch for Google’s Game-Streaming Service Stadia

    Google’s new game-streaming service Stadia demonstrates the possibilities of gaming from the cloud, but experts say it’s hindered by a lack of compelling games and a somewhat convoluted pricing scheme.

  • Nov 19

    How BTS Overcame Differences and Became the Biggest Music Group on the Planet

    When it comes to the music industry, BTS is on another level. Whether it’s their epic collaborations or sold-out world tours, fans can’t get enough of what many experts call the biggest music group on the planet. But when appearing in PAPER Magazine’s 2019 Break the Internet issue, the group looked back on some of the greatest challenges they faced

  • Nov 19

    Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt Reprise ‘90s Hit `Mad About You’

    Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt thought long and hard about whether to do a reboot of “Mad About You,” the NBC sitcom staple of the ‘90s. After years of dismissing the idea, “Mad About You” is back. The limited series debuts Wednesday on Spectrum Originals for the company’s on-demand subscribers.

  • Nov 19

    Kelly Clarkson on New Music, Family Life and Cruise Ships

    Kelly Clarkson already has a stacked resume — singer, songwriter, talk-show host, “Voice” coach, children’s book author and mother of four. Now she’s adding travel to the mix. Clarkson has been named godmother of Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Norwegian Encore, and the pop star said she signed on to the project because it aligned with the things that are

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