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Giving thanks for Baby Yoda this pandemic year


Created: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 00:46:16 GMT

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Yes, 2020 has been a gigantic dumpster fire on a multitude of levels. But a spirit a gratitude may help pull us through. We're thankful for Baby Yoda, Verzuz battles and so many other pop culture offerings this pandemic year.

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Move over, Rudolph: Streaming adds to the flood of holiday specials


Created: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 15:11:54 GMT

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Far from the holiday specials of the past -- which dutifully arrived on the major networks each year, from Frosty and Rudolph to Charlie Brown and the Grinch -- much of this year's barrage of Christmas specials will stream into the season.

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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donate $500,000 to support homeless youth in Canada


Created: Sat, 28 Nov 2020 05:03:46 GMT

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One of Hollywood's most famous couples donated $500,000 to help young people struggling with homelessness in Canada.

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Courteney Cox recreates Monica's infamous turkey dance from 'Friends'


Created: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 14:53:42 GMT

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Monica's turkey dance is one of the greatest "Friends" moments. It's also when Chandler first tells her "I love you."

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'The Mandalorian' brings a major fan favorite into the 'Star Wars' live-action universe


Created: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 16:21:27 GMT

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The worst-kept secret in the "Star Wars" universe brought a huge fan favorite to "The Mandalorian" -- moving the show further into the orbit of the animated series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and "Star Wars Rebels," while adding details about the merchandising bonanza alternately known until now as "Baby Yoda" and "The Child."

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'The Masked Singer' reveals the legend behind Broccoli


Created: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 16:36:15 GMT

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The latest celebrity to be revealed on "The Masked Singer" is Paul Anka, who was hiding under a big head of Broccoli.

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Mariah Carey has officially kicked off the Christmas season


Created: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 15:33:02 GMT

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Thanksgiving may be over, but it's beginning to feel a whole lot like Christmas -- thanks to Mariah Carey.

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'The Flight Attendant' serves up a fun trip thanks to Kaley Cuoco


Created: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 15:14:22 GMT

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"The Flight Attendant" feels like the TV equivalent of summer beach reading, in mostly good ways. Kaley Cuoco stars as the globetrotting party gal of the title, who has the unfortunate experience of waking up next to a dead guy. What happens thereafter plays like a Hitchock-ian thriller, punctuated by the comedy of a protagonist who greets each new development by nearly hyperventilating.

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The best of Netflix's charmingly bad holiday romcoms


Created: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 21:13:29 GMT

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Coronavirus, lockdowns, economic woes and a dramatic political divide have all made 2020 pretty unbearable. So, let's thank Netflix for a few winter romcoms to take our minds off real life.

Read more: The best of Netflix's charmingly bad holiday romcoms


'Black Beauty' reimagines the classic horse story


Created: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 15:12:47 GMT

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"Black Beauty" gives the original Victorian novel a significant makeover, a contemporary remake that relocates the story to the American West. The movie delivers a more pointed animal-rights message, but while its equine star fares well enough, the two-footed characters never really get out of the starting gate.

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Revisiting the 'Friends' Thanksgiving episodes may sweeten the holiday


Created: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 15:20:57 GMT

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"Friends" always made Thanksgiving better. This year, we need to revisit the show's Thanksgiving specials more than ever.

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Matthew Perry is engaged to 'the greatest woman on the face of the planet'


Created: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:52:19 GMT

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Matthew Perry is engaged to his girlfriend, Molly Hurwitz, the "Friends" star revealed in comments published Thursday.

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Taylor Swift reveals boyfriend Joe Alwyn is mystery 'folklore' co-writer


Created: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 13:25:46 GMT

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Taylor Swift has revealed that her British actor boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, is the mystery co-writer credited on her latest album "Folklore" under the pseudonym "William Bowery."

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Drake sides with The Weeknd, says Grammys 'may no longer matter'


Created: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 18:42:10 GMT

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Add Drake to the list of people who don't sound happy that The Weeknd was shut out of this year's Grammy nominations.

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'Hillbilly Elegy' turns J.D. Vance's memoir into a dreary movie


Created: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:19:07 GMT

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"Hillbilly Elegy," J.D. Vance's 2016 memoir, won praise for its insight into the forgotten folk whose poverty and hopelessness prompted them to embrace Donald Trump as a political force. That sociology aspect is mostly lost in Netflix's dreary movie adaptation, which focuses on one family trapped in a circular pattern of dysfunction, and how the son escaped it.

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Fantasia Barrino is expecting her first child with husband Kendall Taylor


Created: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:05:31 GMT

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Fantasia Barrino is pregnant.

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Mads Mikkelsen replaces Johnny Depp for third 'Fantastic Beasts' movie


Created: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:16:05 GMT

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Mads Mikkelsen will replace Johnny Depp as the villainous dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the third "Fantastic Beasts" movie, Warner Bros. Pictures has announced in a statement.

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Amanda Kloots talks about first Thanksgiving without Nick Cordero


Created: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 13:45:08 GMT

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Thanksgiving is sure to be difficult for anyone who has lost someone to Covid-19, and Amanda Kloots understands that well.

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The Weeknd accuses Grammys of being 'corrupt'


Created: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 18:03:14 GMT

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The Weeknd sounds as shocked as everyone else that he didn't receive any Grammy nominations this year.

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BTS earns first Grammy nomination


Created: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 03:48:42 GMT

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K-pop group BTS, arguably the biggest boy band in the world, earned their first ever Grammy Award nomination on Tuesday for their hit song 'Dynamite.'

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Dave Chappelle says Netflix removed 'Chappelle's Show' from service at his request


Created: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 05:01:17 GMT

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"Chappelle's Show" is no longer on Netflix, and Dave Chappelle is happy about it.

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See who is nominated for a Grammy Award


Created: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 09:30:27 GMT

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Nominations for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards were announced Tuesday, with Beyoncé leading among the nominees with nine.

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School is back in session as 'Saved By the Bell' heads back to Bayside


Created: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 23:24:07 GMT

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The stars of "Saved by the Bell" are going back to school in a new version of the teen series coming to Peacock, and Elizabeth Berkley Lauren isn't mincing her words on how she feels about it.

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'Lego Star Wars Holiday Special' takes a nostalgic tour of 'Star Wars' history


Created: Mon, 16 Nov 2020 18:29:14 GMT

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The 1978 "Star Wars Holiday Special" has become the stuff of legend for how notoriously, epically bad it was, which provides some indication that "The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special" -- with that title alone -- knows precisely what it's doing. The resulting animated hour delivers a clever romp through "Star Wars" history, smartly snapped together and wrapped in a bright, colorful bow.

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'Between the World and Me' turns Ta-Nehisi Coates' book into a powerful special


Created: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 15:18:49 GMT

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Haunting and poetic, "Between the World and Me" translates Ta-Nehisi Coates' book and the subsequent stage presentation into an HBO special that loses none of its power, a feat made all the more remarkable by its production amid the coronavirus outbreak. Weaving in news footage with stars reading Coates' words, this version of the writer's reflections to his 15-year-old son will likely be played and replayed for years to come.

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'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' showcases riveting performances by Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis


Created: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 18:39:58 GMT

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Chadwick Boseman's tragic death will draw understandable attention to "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," which represents his final role. Yet that focus shouldn't overshadow the riveting performances that elevate this small-scale Netflix movie, adapted from the August Wilson play with its somewhat claustrophobic stage origins very much intact.

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'Mank' slides into Hollywood history through the troubled writer of 'Citizen Kane'


Created: Fri, 13 Nov 2020 15:26:33 GMT

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"Mank" has the makings of an Oscar contender, and not just because of Hollywood's traditional love for movies about itself. With Gary Oldman as the alcoholic, self-destructive writer of "Citizen Kane," director David Fincher has made a near-great movie about what's in the argument as the greatest of all time.

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'Ammonite' derives its shine from Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan


Created: Thu, 12 Nov 2020 14:54:59 GMT

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"Ammonite" joins a long list of forbidden love stories, yielding a movie presented in washed-out tones, which shines principally thanks to Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan. The result is a slow-moving, somewhat predictable but finally effective period romance that primarily serves as an old-fashioned testament to star power.

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'Grey's Anatomy' powered his ambitions. Now, this doctor is helping the show tackle coronavirus


Created: Fri, 13 Nov 2020 19:48:46 GMT

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Naser Alazari was a 24-year-old unemployed physician living in Syria, having been displaced from his home country of Iraq by war, when the words of Meredith Grey first hit his ears and touched his heart.

Read more: 'Grey's Anatomy' powered his ambitions. Now, this doctor is helping the show tackle coronavirus


See what's streaming in November


Created: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 14:11:07 GMT

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See some of what's streaming on Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+ and more in November.

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