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American broadcaster Hugh Downs dies at age 99


Created: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 18:47:36 GMT

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American broadcaster Hugh Downs has died at the age of 99.

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'Mad Men' won't pull episode featuring character in blackface citing 'historical authenticity'


Created: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 18:01:50 GMT

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When the Emmy-award winning series "Mad Men" returns to streaming later this month, the series' entire catalog will be available, including an episode that features a character in blackface.

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Austin City Limits music festival canceled as virus surges


Created: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:35:28 GMT

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Austin City Limits has joined the ranks of major music festivals that have been canceled because of the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show in Austin, Texas


Created: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:24:14 GMT

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Vanilla Ice has indefinitely postponed a Texas concert that was drawing fierce criticism because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Walmart will transform hundreds of store parking lots into drive-in movie theaters


Created: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 16:02:52 GMT

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For families missing the big screen, Walmart is set to debut its drive-in movie tour this summer.

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'Hamilton' is coming; when and how to watch it


Created: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 20:12:43 GMT

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Reimagined 'Beavis and Butt-head,' 'Daria' spin-off coming to Comedy Central


Created: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 18:01:09 GMT

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Comedy Central has ordered two seasons of the reimagined series, which will be, according to them, “relatable to both new and old fans – Gen X parents and their Gen Z kids.”

Read more: Reimagined 'Beavis and Butt-head,' 'Daria' spin-off coming to Comedy Central


21 Savage launches free online financial program for youth


Created: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 14:57:48 GMT

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Rapper 21 Savage says he will launch a free online financial literacy education program for youth sheltered at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Fox News' Ed Henry fired after sexual misconduct allegation


Created: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 14:09:58 GMT

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DuVernay teams up with Kaepernick for Netflix drama about his path to activism


Created: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 16:07:02 GMT

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Colin Kaepernick is joining with Emmy-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay on a Netflix miniseries about the teenage roots of the former NFL player’s activism.

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Cirque du Soleil has filed for bankruptcy, will lay off more than 3,500 people


Created: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:21:48 GMT

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Cirque du Soleil has filed for bankruptcy and they are laying off more than 3500 people.

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Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies


Created: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 14:06:31 GMT

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Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died.

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Celebrating the Fourth of July will be different this year with drought, COVID-19 concerns


Created: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 23:20:56 GMT

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Across the state, numerous years events have been cancelled, including parades and other community events where large crowds gather for the sake of safety. However, there are ways to celebrate safely.

Read more: Celebrating the Fourth of July will be different this year with drought, COVID-19 concerns


HBO to honor author with docuseries based on 'I'll Be Gone In The Dark'


Created: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 17:07:00 GMT

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Fans of true crime will get more than they bargain for this weekend, as HBO releases a six-part documentary series based on the book of the same name, I’ll Be Gone In The Dark.

Read more: HBO to honor author with docuseries based on 'I'll Be Gone In The Dark'


Country singer Chase Rice facing criticism after playing Tennessee concert amid pandemic


Created: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 14:55:54 GMT

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Country singer Chase Rice is facing criticism for playing a concert in Tennessee as COVID-19 cases continue to surge.

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White actors will no longer voice non-white characters on ‘The Simpsons’


Created: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 22:58:20 GMT

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The mainly white cast will no longer voice non-white characters.

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Gig workers in the entertainment industry waiting to return to work


Created: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 18:36:52 GMT

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Independent contractors in some fields, like the entertainment industry, are struggling to make it through the pandemic because even though businesses are opening up, productions are slow to restart.

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Rapper Huey, known for song 'Pop, Lock & Drop it,' killed in Missouri shooting


Created: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 17:36:39 GMT

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Authorities say a St. Louis rapper who went by the stage name Huey was killed in a shooting that also wounded another man.

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Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' again delays big summer release


Created: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 15:36:36 GMT

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Warner Bros. says it is delaying the release of Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller "Tenet" until Aug. 12, the latest delay for a film that many theater owners were hoping would kick-start the coronavirus-delayed summer season.

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Kanye West to bring Yeezy brand, but not sneakers, to Gap


Created: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 15:15:04 GMT

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Kanye West is bringing his Yeezy brand to Gap.

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7 things to do in Denver this weekend, June 26-28, 2020


Created: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 02:34:58 GMT

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'Tiger King's' Carole Baskin launches virtual reality tiger-tracking game


Created: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 22:00:00 GMT

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“Tiger King” star Carole Baskin announced Thursday that she had launched a new virtual reality game where players track tigers in the wild.

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Reports: Top Gun 2 director to helm remake of 1996 blockbuster 'Twister'


Created: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 18:11:10 GMT

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The 1996 blockbuster "Twister" is getting a reboot.

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Dixie Chicks drop 'dixie' from name, now known as The Chicks


Created: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 16:33:34 GMT

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Grammy-winning country group The Dixie Chicks have dropped the word dixie from their name, now going by The Chicks.

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Kristen Bell, Jenny Slate will relinquish roles voicing mixed-race characters on animated shows


Created: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 15:56:33 GMT

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Actresses Kristen Bell and Jenny Slate have both announced that they will no longer voice mixed-race characters on their respective animated shows, acknowledging that the roles would be better suited for actresses of color.

Read more: Kristen Bell, Jenny Slate will relinquish roles voicing mixed-race characters on animated shows


Elizabeth Banks to drive 'Magic School Bus' onto big screens


Created: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 15:21:00 GMT

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"The Magic School Bus" has traveled everywhere from Pluto to inside the human body. Now it's going somewhere new: the big screen.

Read more: Elizabeth Banks to drive 'Magic School Bus' onto big screens


Comedians apologize, networks pull shows amid renewed attention on blackface


Created: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 19:04:59 GMT

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Comedians are apologizing for using blackface in skits and networks are removing shows that feature blackface amid renewed attention on the racist portrayals.

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'American Idol' 2019 winner Laine Hardy diagnosed with virus


Created: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 22:17:16 GMT

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The 2019 "American Idol" winner Laine Hardy says he's been diagnosed with COVID-19.

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Tom Petty family issues cease and desist after Trump campaign plays 'I Won't Back Down' at rally


Created: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 19:10:29 GMT

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The family of Tom Petty has issued a cease and desist notice to the Trump campaign after one of the late singer’s songs was played at a rally Saturday.

Read more: Tom Petty family issues cease and desist after Trump campaign plays 'I Won't Back Down' at rally


Joel Schumacher, director of films like 'The Lost Boys' and 'St. Elmo's Fire,' dies at 80


Created: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 18:25:33 GMT

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Joel Schumacher, a filmmaker who directed movies like "The Lost Boys," "St. Elmo's Fire," and "Batman" films, has died at the age of 80.

Read more: Joel Schumacher, director of films like 'The Lost Boys' and 'St. Elmo's Fire,' dies at 80

 
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