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Who Will Be TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year? See the Top 5 Shortlist


Created: Wed, Dec 11 2019 10:30:12 AM

Author: Scott Stump | TODAY

The day is here for TIME to reveal its 2019 Person of the Year. The magazine narrowed down its 10-person shortlist on Tuesday to the five candidates that TIME editors will consider for the person who has most influenced the world in the past year. TIME has made the designation every year since 1927. Last year, TIME editors selected “The...

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Philip McKeon, ‘Tommy’ on ’80s sitcom ‘Alice,’ dies at 55


Created: Wed, Dec 11 2019 02:56:36 AM

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Philip McKeon, who as a child actor was featured as the son of Linda Lavin’s Alice Hyatt in the 1980s CBS situation comedy “Alice,” has died in Texas at age 55, a family spokesman said. Spokesman Jeff Ballard said McKeon died Tuesday after a long illness. He said further details on where and how McKeon died were being withheld at...

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Cuba Gooding Jr. Accused by 7 More Women of Sexual Misconduct


Created: Wed, Dec 11 2019 02:42:20 AM

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Seven more women have accused actor Cuba Gooding Jr. of forcible touching or sexual misconduct, according to a motion filed by prosecutors Monday in New York City. Gooding, 51, faces three misdemeanor counts of forcible touching and three misdemeanor counts of sexual abuse involving incidents with three women, who allege the actor groped them without their consent. He has pleaded not guilty. In...

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Newspaper Criticizes Film’s Take on Olympic Bombing Coverage


Created: Tue, Dec 10 2019 08:49:57 PM

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The current editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is disputing an upcoming film's depiction of the newspaper's reporting and decision-making processes surrounding the fatal 1996 Olympic park bombing. Editor Kevin Riley has written an op-ed taking particular issue with the portrayal of reporter Kathy Scruggs. A lawyer for the paper has demanded a public statement and a “prominent disclaimer” that some events in the film “Richard Jewell” were imagined for dramatic purposes. Director Clint Eastwood dismissed the criticism of his movie, saying the paper likely is looking to “rationalize" its actions.

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Kevin Hart Isn’t Opposed to Hosting the 2020 Oscars After Last Year’s Drama


Created: Tue, Dec 10 2019 06:27:00 PM

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Kevin Hart wants to let bygones be bygones.At the Jumanji: The Next Level premiere on Monday night, the comedian revealed that despite his 2019 Oscars controversy, he is open to the possibility of hosting the 2020 Oscars, should the Academy ask him again.With Dwayne Johnson by his side, Hart humbly told Variety he would be down to co-host the ceremony with his fellow Jumanji star. "Hey look, I have nothing but love for the Academy," he said. "I always will. I think that, you know, any conversation is always a good conversation. So, TBD. To be determined."At one point during Hart's answer, Johnson chimed in, "Get the tequila ready."Fans of film's biggest night will recall that Hart was originally slated to host the 2019 Oscars--a dream come true, as the actor said at the time. When past homophobic tweets later surfaced, however, people on social media were calling for the Oscars to remove him as host and for the star to apologize for the offensive remarks.Here's How Kevin Hart Spent His 2019 Oscars SundayThe 40-year-old appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and said he was upset about being given the ultimatum to either apologize or lose the hosting gig. He told Ellen DeGeneres that he wouldn't say sorry for the tweets he claimed to had already apologized for years ago. Following more backlash, Hart voluntarily stepped down as the host. The award ceremony opted not to replace him and go on without one.As the star said in a tweet announcing his departure, "I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year's Oscar's....this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past."Hart has had an intense year in the time since. In September, he was involved in a nearly fatal car accident that he claimed changed his entire outlook on life. His upcoming Netflix series Don't F*#k This Up, out Dec. 27, will document the events of the past year and a half of his life, from the Oscars drama all the way through his car accident.Perhaps it's this new outlook at life that has the father of three focused on evolving through past drama. Only time will tell if the Oscars take his offer of a dialogue to heart.

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The Associated Press Picks TV’s Top Moments From 2019


Created: Tue, Dec 10 2019 04:14:42 PM

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Many have noticed how fragmented our TV viewing is, with multiple competing streaming services and dozens of channels pulling us in different directions. But the year also saw some jaw-dropping moments that found huge audiences, whether it was a royal interview or a viral alien. The Associated Press has put together a list of the best TV moments in 2019....

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Bill Cosby Loses Appeal of Sex Assault Conviction


Created: Tue, Dec 10 2019 03:09:51 PM

Author: Maryclaire Dale

A Pennsylvania appeals court rejected Bill Cosby’s bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday over issues including the trial judge’s decision to let five other accusers testify. The Superior Court ruling was being closely watched because Cosby was the first celebrity tried and convicted in the #MeToo era. The same issue was hard-fought in pretrial hearings before movie mogul...

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Marie Fredriksson of Swedish Pop Duo Roxette Dies at 61


Created: Tue, Dec 10 2019 01:22:18 PM

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Marie Fredriksson, the female half of the Swedish pop duo Roxette, has died at age 61. The singer's management agency said Tuesday that Fredriksson died Monday “of the consequences of a long illness.” Fredriksson formed Roxette with Per Gessle in 1986. The two went on to achieve international success in the late 1980s and 1990s. Fredriksson had radiation treatment after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2002.

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Michelle Obama Speaks Out on Impeachment Proceedings: ‘It’s Surreal’


Created: Mon, Dec 09 2019 04:33:15 PM

Author: Scott Stump | TODAY

Michelle Obama views the impeachment proceedings involving President Donald Trump as "surreal," but believes the nation can make it through the current political turmoil. The former first lady gave her thoughts on the impeachment inquiry in an exclusive interview with Jenna Bush Hager on Today Monday during a trip to Vietnam to raise awareness about the importance of educating young girls. "It's surreal,'' she said. "I don't think people know what to make of it. But do I think we can come back from it? Oh yeah.

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Golden Snubs and Surprises, Including Little ‘Cats’ Love


Created: Mon, Dec 09 2019 03:21:52 PM

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“When They See Us,” the searing TV series on the plight of the Central Park Five got no nods despite critical acclaim.

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Here Are All of Your 2020 Golden Globe Nominees


Created: Mon, Dec 09 2019 02:39:50 PM

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Is your favorite actor or show in line to win a Golden Globe award in 2020? Check out the list of nominees here.

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Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Elton John, J. Lo up for Globes


Created: Mon, Dec 09 2019 02:27:57 PM

Author: Mesfin Fekadu

The Golden Globes are looking more like the Grammy Awards: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Elton John are competing for best original song at the ceremony. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced nominees for the 2020 show on Monday. Others up for the music prize include the Oscar-winning wife-husband songwriting team Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“Into the Unknown” from “Frozen...

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Nominees Revealed for the 2020 Golden Globes Awards


Created: Mon, Dec 09 2019 01:41:18 PM

Author: Jake Coyle

Netflix dominated the awards, announced Monday in Los Angeles, with four films nominated for best film in the drama and comedy or musical categories

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Zellweger, Pitt and … ‘Cats’? Here Come the Golden Globes


Created: Mon, Dec 09 2019 03:49:37 AM

Author: Jake Coyle

Renee Zellweger, Brad Pitt and Eddie Murphy are locks. But whether “Cats” has it in the bag, too, we won’t know until the 77th annual Golden Globes are announced Monday morning. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will unveil their nominations in Los Angeles beginning at 8:04 a.m. EST. They will be live-streamed on the Golden Globes’ Facebook page and their...

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Critics’ Choice Awards 2020: The Complete List of Nominations


Created: Mon, Dec 09 2019 03:27:00 AM

Author: Corinne Heller

The critics have spoken again, and Martin Scorsese's film The Irishman could be a big winner next year.Nominations for the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards, honoring the best achievements in film and television, were revealed on Sunday. The Irishman, starring the likes of Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Karvey Keitel, received a whopping 14 nominations, including one for Best Picture.Other big film contenders include Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, plus Little Women and Joker.De Niro also received a Best Actor nod. Other nominated stars include Joker's Joaquin Phoenix, Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, Awkwafina, Scarlett Johansson, Charlize Theron and Lupita Nyong'o.TV shows When They See Us, This Is Us and Schitt's Creek also received multiple nods.Critics' Choice Awards 2019 Red Carpet FashionCheck out a full list of nominations: Films:Best Picture1917Ford v FerrariThe IrishmanJojo RabbitJokerLittle WomenMarriage StoryOnce Upon a Time... in HollywoodParasiteUncut GemsBest ActorAntonio Banderas, Pain and GloryRobert De Niro, The IrishmanLeonardo DiCaprio,- Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodAdam Driver, Marriage StoryEddie Murphy, Dolemite Is My NameJoaquin Phoenix, JokerAdam Sandler, Uncut GemsBest ActressAwkwafina, The FarewellCynthia Erivo, HarrietScarlett Johansson, Marriage StoryLupita Nyong'o, UsSaoirse Ronan, Little WomenCharlize Theron, BombshellRene Zellweger, JudyBest Supporting ActorWillem Dafoe, The LighthouseTom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the NeighborhoodAnthony Hopkins, The Two PopesAl Pacino, The IrishmanJoe Pesci, The IrishmanBrad Pitt, Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodBest Supporting ActressLaura Dern, Marriage StoryScarlett Johansson, Jojo RabbitJennifer Lopez, HustlersFlorence Pugh, Little WomenMargot Robbie, BombshellZhao Shuzhen, The Farewell Best Young Actor/ActressJulia Butters, Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodRoman Griffin Davis, Jojo RabbitNoah Jupe, Honey BoyThomasin McKenzie, Jojo RabbitShahadi Wright Joseph, UsArchie Yates, Jojo RabbitBest Acting EnsembleBombshellThe IrishmanKnives OutLittle WomenMarriage StoryOnce Upon a Time... in HollywoodParasiteBest DirectorNoah Baumbach, Marriage StoryGreta Gerwig, Little WomenBong Joon Ho, ParasiteSam Mendes, 1917Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie, Uncut GemsMartin Scorsese, The IrishmanQuentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodBest Animated FeatureAbominableFrozen IIHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden WorldI Lost My BodyMissing LinkToy Story 4 Best ComedyBooksmartDolemite Is My NameThe FarewellJojo RabbitKnives OutBest Sci-Fi or Horror MovieAd AstraAvengers: EndgameMidsommarUsBest Original ScreenplayNoah Baumbach, Marriage StoryRian Johnson, Knives OutBong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won, ParasiteQuentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodLulu Wang, The FarewellBest Adapted ScreenplayGreta Gerwig, Little WomenNoah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue, A Beautiful Day in the NeighborhoodAnthony McCarten, The Two PopesTodd Phillips and Scott Silver, JokerTaika Waititi, Jojo RabbitSteven Zaillian, The IrishmanBest CinematographyJarin Blaschke, The LighthouseRoger Deakins, 1917Phedon Papamichael, Ford v FerrariRodrigo Prieto, The IrishmanRobert Richardson, Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodLawrence Sher, JokerBest Production DesignMark Friedberg, Kris Moran, JokerDennis Gassner, Lee Sandales, 1917Jess Gonchor, Claire Kaufman, Little WomenLee Ha Jun, ParasiteBarbara Ling, Nancy Haigh, Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodBob Shaw, Regina Graves, The IrishmanDonal Woods, Gina Cromwell, Downton AbbeyBest EditingRonald Bronstein, Benny Safdie, Uncut GemsAndrew Buckland, Michael McCusker, Ford v FerrariYang Jinmo, ParasiteFred Raskin, Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodThelma Schoonmaker, The IrishmanLee Smith, 1917Best Costume DesignRuth E. Carter, Dolemite Is My NameJulian Day, RocketmanJacqueline Durran, Little WomenArianne Phillips, Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodSandy Powell, Christopher Peterson, The IrishmanAnna Robbins, Downton AbbeyBest Hair and MakeupBombshellDolemite Is My NameThe IrishmanJokerJudyOnce Upon a Time... in HollywoodRocketmanBest Visual Effects1917Ad AstraThe AeronautsAvengers: EndgameFord v FerrariThe IrishmanThe Lion KingBest Foreign Language FilmAtlanticsLes MisrablesPain and GloryParasitePortrait of a Lady on FireBest Song"Glasgow (No Place Like Home)" - Wild Rose"(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" - Rocketman"I'm Standing With You" - Breakthrough"Into the Unknown" - Frozen II"Speechless" - Aladdin"Spirit" - The Lion King"Stand Up" - HarrietBest ScoreMichael Abels, UsAlexandre Desplat, Little WomenHildur Gunadttir, JokerRandy Newman, Marriage StoryThomas Newman, 1917Robbie Robertson, The IrishmanTelevision:Best Drama SeriesThe Crown (Netflix)David Makes Man (OWN)Game of Thrones (HBO)The Good Fight (CBS All Access)Pose (FX)Succession (HBO)This Is Us (NBC)Watchmen (HBO)Best Actor in a Drama SeriesSterling K. Brown, This Is Us (NBC)Mike Colter, Evil (CBS)Paul Giamatti, Billions (Showtime)Kit Harington, Game of Thrones (HBO)Freddie Highmore - The Good Doctor (ABC)Tobias Menzies, The Crown (Netflix)Billy Porter, Pose (FX)Jeremy Strong, Succession (HBO)Best Actress in a Drama SeriesChristine Baranski, The Good Fight (CBS All Access)Olivia Colman, The Crown (Netflix)Jodie Comer, Killing Eve (BBC America)Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies (HBO)Regina King, Watchmen (HBO)Mj Rodriguez, Pose (FX)Sarah Snook - Succession (HBO)Zendaya, Euphoria (HBO)Critics' Choice Awards 2019 Red Carpet FashionBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesAsante Blackk, This Is Us (NBC)Billy Crudup, The Morning Show (Apple)Asia Kate Dillon, Billions (Showtime)Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)Justin Hartley, This Is Us (NBC)Delroy Lindo, The Good Fight (CBS All Access)Tim Blake Nelson, Watchmen (HBO)Best Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesHelena Bonham Carter, The Crown (Netflix)Gwendoline Christie, Game of Thrones (HBO)Laura Dern, Big Little Lies (HBO)Audra McDonald, The Good Fight (CBS All Access)Jean Smart, Watchmen (HBO)Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies (HBO)Susan Kelechi Watson, This Is Us (NBC)Best Comedy SeriesBarry (HBO)Fleabag (Amazon)The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)Mom (CBS)One Day at a Time (Netflix)PEN15 (Hulu)Schitt's Creek (Pop)Best Actor in a Comedy SeriesTed Danson, The Good Place (NBC)Walton Goggins, The Unicorn (CBS)Bill Hader, Barry (HBO)Eugene Levy, Schitt's Creek (Pop)Paul Rudd, Living with Yourself (Netflix)Bashir Salahuddin, Sherman's Showcase (IFC)Ramy Youssef, Ramy (Hulu)Best Actress in a Comedy SeriesChristina Applegate, Dead to Me (Netflix)Alison Brie, GLOW (Netflix)Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)Kirsten Dunst, On Becoming a God in Central Florida (Showtime)Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)Catherine O'Hara, Schitt's Creek (Pop)Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag (Amazon)Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesAndre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC)Anthony Carrigan, Barry (HBO)William Jackson Harper, The Good Place (NBC)Daniel Levy, Schitt's Creek (Pop)Nico Santos, Superstore (NBC)Andrew Scott, Fleabag (Amazon)Henry Winkler, Barry (HBO)Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesAlex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)D'Arcy Carden, The Good Place (NBC)Sian Clifford, Fleabag (Amazon)Betty Gilpin, GLOW (Netflix)Rita Moreno, One Day at a Time (Netflix)Annie Murphy, Schitt's Creek (Pop)Molly Shannon, The Other Two (Comedy Central)Best Limited SeriesCatch-22 (Hulu)Chernobyl (HBO)Fosse/Verdon (FX)The Loudest Voice (Showtime)Unbelievable (Netflix)When They See Us (Netflix)Years and Years (HBO)Best Movie Made for TelevisionBrexit (HBO)Deadwood: The Movie (HBO)El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Netflix)Guava Island (Amazon)Native Son (HBO)Patsy &Loretta (Lifetime)Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for TelevisionChristopher Abbott, Catch-22 (Hulu)Mahershala Ali, True Detective (HBO)Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice (Showtime)Jared Harris, Chernobyl (HBO)Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us (Netflix)Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon (FX)Noah Wyle, The Red Line (CBS)Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for TelevisionKaitlyn Dever, Unbelievable (Netflix)Anne Hathaway, Modern Love (Amazon)Megan Hilty, Patsy &Loretta (Lifetime)Joey King, The Act (Hulu)Jessie Mueller, Patsy &Loretta (Lifetime)Merritt Wever, Unbelievable (Netflix)Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon (FX)Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for TelevisionAsante Blackk, When They See Us (Netflix)George Clooney, Catch-22 (Hulu)John Leguizamo, When They See Us (Netflix)Dev Patel, Modern Love (Amazon)Jesse Plemons, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Netflix)Stellan Skarsgrd, Chernobyl (HBO)Russell Tovey, Years and Years (HBO)Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for TelevisionPatricia Arquette, The Act (Hulu)Marsha Stephanie Blake, When They See Us (Netflix)Toni Collette, Unbelievable (Netflix)Niecy Nash, When They See Us (Netflix)Margaret Qualley, Fosse/Verdon (FX)Emma Thompson, Years and Years (HBO)Emily Watson, Chernobyl (HBO)Best Animated SeriesBig Mouth (Netflix)BoJack Horseman (Netflix)The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix)She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Netflix)The Simpsons (Fox)Undone (Amazon)Best Talk ShowDesus &Mero (Showtime)Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBC)Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)Best Comedy SpecialAmy Schumer: Growing (Netflix)Jenny Slate: Stage Fright (Netflix)Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons (ABC)Ramy Youssef: Feelings (HBO)Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby (Netflix)Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia (Netflix)Wanda Sykes: Not Normal (Netflix)The winners of the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards will be announced at the 25th annual ceremony on January 12. Taye Diggs returns as the host. The event will air live on the CW at 7 p.m. ET.

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First ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Trailer Takes Gal Gadot’s Superhero to New Heights


Created: Mon, Dec 09 2019 02:14:18 AM

Author: Corinne Heller

The first trailer for the anticipated Wonder Woman movie sequel is finally here!The footage was released online on Sunday and also screened before fans at the 2019 Comic Con Experience event in So Paulo, Brazil.Israeli star Gal Gadot reprises her role as Diana Prince, aka the Amazonian Princess Diana of Themyscira, in the sequel to the hit 2017 DC film.In the trailer, the superhero wears a shinier version of her armor and showcases her awesome fighting skills with her golden Lasso of Truth; she even appears to use it to swing from lightening bolts. She also pops a bullet out of a gun and uses one of her Bracelets of Submission to send it flying, and crushes weapons with her bare hands."Nothing good is born from lies and greatness is not what you think," Wonder Woman says in the trailer, which is set to New Order's 1983 hit single "Blue Monday."In addition to Gadot, other returning stars include Chris Pine as Steve Trevor and Robin Wright as Antiope and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta. Newcomers include The Mandalorian's Pedrol Pascal as Max Lord and Kristen Wiig as fellow villain the Cheetah, aka Barbara Miverva.Kelly Clarkson Talks Daughter Loving Wonder WomanWatch the trailer for Wonder Woman 1984:Wonder Woman 1984 hit theaters on June 5, 2020.

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‘Frozen 2’ Leads Box Office Again; ‘Playmobil’ Flops


Created: Sun, Dec 08 2019 10:39:00 PM

Author: Jake Coyle

“Frozen 2” blanketed multiplexes for the third straight weekend, continuing its reign at No. 1 with $34.7 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Walt Disney Co. animated sequel has already grossed $919.7 million worldwide. It will soon become the sixth Disney release this year to cross $1 billion, a record sure to grow to seven once...

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Sesame Street Puppeteer Caroll Spinney Dies at 85


Created: Sun, Dec 08 2019 06:10:15 PM

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Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut, according to the Sesame Workshop. Spinney, of Woodstock, Connecticut, had been living with Dystonia for some time, according to officials. Sesame Street posted on Facebook that “since...

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Juice WRLD Dies After Suffering ‘Medical Emergency’ at Chicago’s Midway Airport


Created: Sun, Dec 08 2019 05:13:03 PM

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Authorities say Chicago-area rapper Juice WRLD has been pronounced dead after a "medical emergency'' at Midway International Airport. The Cook County medical examiner's office says it was notified Sunday of the death 21-year-old Jarad A. Higgins. An autopsy hasn't been performed. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says authorities transported a 21-year-old male from a small hangar at Midway to a hospital where the man was pronounced dead. Langford says the man had a cardiac arrest. Chicago police say they're investigating. Juice WRLD was named top new artist at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in May.

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‘Sesame Street’, Ronstadt Receive Kennedy Center Lifetime Honors


Created: Sun, Dec 08 2019 04:38:21 PM

Author: Ashraf Khalil

Actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt and the disco-funk band Earth Wind and Fire shared the spotlight Sunday night as part of the latest group of recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement in the arts. Also in this year’s class were conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and long-running children’s TV show “Sesame Street.” Sunday’s event featured a genuinely...

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’SNL’ Continues Trudeau Open Mic Moment in NATO Cafeteria Skit


Created: Sun, Dec 08 2019 11:24:20 AM

Author: Sierra Jackson

With a helping hand from late-night television hosts, the “Saturday Night Live” Cold Open shifted focus from the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump to his reception at the NATO summit in London. “This week, during the NATO conference in London, foreign leaders were caught on a hot mic making fun of President Trump,” an on-screen intro for the Cold...

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NYC-Based Performance Artist Eats $120,000 Banana Duct-Taped to Wall at Miami Art Basel


Created: Sun, Dec 08 2019 06:10:38 AM

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A $120,000 work of art consisting of a banana duct-taped to a wall was ripped from its perch and eaten by a performance artist Saturday afternoon, NBC News reported. New York City-based artists David Datuna posted video of his gastronomical action, which he proclaimed was an “art performance” he has titled “Hungry Artist.” The banana piece, “Comedian” by Maurizio Cattelan, was...Get more at NBC News

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Top Albums of 2019: Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, Anitta


Created: Sat, Dec 07 2019 10:56:19 PM

Author: Mesfin Fekadu

The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu: 1. Ari Lennox, “Shea Butter Baby”: A message to the Grammy Awards, in the words of pop music philosopher Mariah Carey: “Them chickens is ash and I’m lotion.” Them is the Grammys, and the lotion is Ari Lennox’s “Shea Butter Baby,” a product that’s clearly too...

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Final Album for Slain Rapper XXXTentacion Drops in Miami


Created: Sat, Dec 07 2019 11:23:33 AM

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Celebrities including Diplo, Playboi Carti and PnB Rock paid tribute to slain Florida rapper XXXTentacion during the week of parties surrounding Art Basel Miami. Hundreds of fans gathered at a posthumous album release party Thursday night to be the first to hear XXXTentacion’s “Bad Vibes Forever.” Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Noah Cyrus and Tory Lanez appear on the album. Some...

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Ryan Reynolds Saves the Viral Peloton Girl in Ad for Aviation Gin


Created: Sat, Dec 07 2019 07:31:04 AM

Author: Cydney Contreras

If Peloton’s commercial left you with questions, you’re not alone. People across the country have been obsessed with the stationary bike advertisement, which shows a woman receiving the popular bike from her husband as a Christmas gift. The actress, who’s been named “Peloton Girl” for lack of an actual name, does an excellent job of depicting the lackluster reaction any woman would...

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’Friends’ and ‘Angels in America’ Actor Ron Leibman Dead at 82


Created: Sat, Dec 07 2019 05:15:04 AM

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Actor Ron Leibman, who appeared in movies, theater and television in a career that spanned six decades and won a Tony award for Tony Kushner’s iconic play “Angels in America,” has died after an illness. He was 82. Leibman’s agent, Robert Attermann, said the actor died Friday. He gave no further details, but a person who knew the actor, speaking...

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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Cast Adjusts to the Limelight


Created: Fri, Dec 06 2019 07:13:29 PM

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The creator of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” likes to send cryptic texts to her actors while the show is on hiatus. They’re often clues about what everyone can expect they’ll be doing. Before Season 2, Amy Sherman-Palladino asked Rachel Brosnahan, “Can you ride a bike and play pingpong?” Actress Marin Hinkle was asked if she could speak French and Michael...

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Belafonte Recalls Lena Horne’s Activism as Solange is Honored


Created: Fri, Dec 06 2019 07:08:54 PM

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Lena Horne was a fierce advocate for civil rights in her later years, but that part of her legacy is often pushed behind her glamorous image. Her good friend Harry Belafonte hopes that a new award in her honor will push that aspect of her life front and center. “She had a huge burden. She was black, she was hugely...

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Singer Harris Was Impaired, Speeding When Killed in Crash


Created: Fri, Dec 06 2019 07:04:40 PM

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Texas country singer Kylie Rae Harris was legally impaired by alcohol and was driving 95 mph when she and another driver were killed in a three-vehicle crash on a rural highway on Sept. 4, a northern New Mexico sheriff said Thursday. Toxicology testing showed Harris had a blood-alcohol level of .28 percent, which is over three times the legal limit...

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


Created: Fri, Dec 06 2019 03:19:43 AM

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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...

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Chamillionaire Wants to Add Diversity to Tech Space


Created: Thu, Dec 05 2019 07:08:27 PM

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When Grammy award-winning rapper Hakeem “Chamillionaire” Seriki began learning the ropes of venture capitalism in the tech space, he noticed something almost immediately— he wasn’t seeing many people who looked like him. When he began to fund ventures himself, the heads of startups that were brought to him weren’t diverse, either, and that led him to create pitch competitions specifically...

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


Created: Thu, Dec 05 2019 05:49:46 PM

Author: Mesfin Fekadu

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...

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


Created: Thu, Dec 05 2019 01:47:06 PM

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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 whatever.” His spokeswoman, Elaine Shock, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Nelson hasn't given up cannabis, and she points out there are different ways to consume it.

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


Created: Thu, Dec 05 2019 01:36:00 PM

Author: Andrew Dalton

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 and hope for real change” at the Monday meeting. NBC said in a statement that while more investigation is needed, the conversation was “candid and productive." The guild that represents television performers is also working with Union to investigate.

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


Created: Thu, Dec 05 2019 09:15:14 AM

Author: Allie Weintraub

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 with...

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


Created: Thu, Dec 05 2019 04:05:01 AM

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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...

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


Created: Thu, Dec 05 2019 02:10:18 AM

Author: Pamela Avila and Alyssa Morin

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 of the pictures also showed the 30-year-old actress with her hand on Timberlake's knee, E! News reports. However, a source told E! News that "there is absolutely nothing going on between them."

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Holiday Etiquette: 10 Rules for Gift-Giving This Holiday Season


Created: Wed, Dec 04 2019 10:48:49 PM

Author: Michelle Fox | CNBC

You've got your holiday shopping list made and you're checking it twice. But are you getting the right gifts for the right people? And what should you do if you are strapped for cash? Following some simple gift-giving rules can help you easily navigate the holiday season. They can also help set the tone for your relationships for the upcoming year.

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


Created: Wed, Dec 04 2019 04:27:42 PM

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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 puts...

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


Created: Wed, Dec 04 2019 03:01:44 PM

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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 able...

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


Created: Wed, Dec 04 2019 01:21:15 PM

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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...

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


Created: Wed, Dec 04 2019 03:25:51 AM

Author: Emily Mae Czachor

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

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‘Irishman’ Named Best Picture by National Board of Review


Created: Wed, Dec 04 2019 03:23:21 AM

Author: Jake Coyle

 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 movies...

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


Created: Wed, Dec 04 2019 12:18:56 AM

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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 and...

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


Created: Tue, Dec 03 2019 08:16:08 AM

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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.

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


Created: Tue, Dec 03 2019 02:30:59 AM

Author: Elyse Dupre

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 and Louis Tomlinson also graced the front of the publication in 2012.Van Ness, who identifies as non-binary and prefers he/him pronouns, wore a Christian Siriano gown and Nike sneakers for the January issue. Of course, the grooming guru's co-stars were thrilled about the major milestone."THIS IS SO AWESOME, JACKAAAAAYYY!!!" fashion expert Tan France wrote on Instagram. "I'M OVER THE MOON FOR YOU, AND YOU LOOK AMAZING!""LOOK AT OUR LITTLE BABY!!!" home design head Bobby Berk added. In the cover story, the Netflix celeb covered a number of topics. Jonathan Van Ness Urges LGBTQ Fans to Vote in 2020For instance, he spoke about how he handles pressure and how he avoids burnout."I also now say no to a lot of s--t," Van Ness told the magazine in regards to the latter. "I mean, stuff I really want to say yes to. The other day, Taylor [Swift] and I were making soup and she asked me to go to a Madonna concert with her. That was the day before my 5:00 a.m. flight to London to come here for this shoot and my tour. I knew it would be an amazing experience. But also...my nervous system. I was a full-time hairdresser and small-business owner, like, 19 months ago. But I hate saying no. I love my friends. I get FOMO. But I have to prioritize self-care. Because if I don't then my candle will burn out."He also spoke about living with HIV. Van Ness shared his diagnosis in his memoir Over the Top, which was released in September."This is only the beginning," Van Ness said. "I'm quickly realizing that there is still so much misunderstanding, so much sensationalizing of living with HIV. The stigma and the difficulty around the process of getting treatment is creating that. My work has only really just begun."To read Van Ness' full interview, check out the January issue of Cosmopolitan U.K., which hits newsstands Dec. 5.

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Famed Internet Cat Lil Bub Dies at Age 8


Created: Mon, Dec 02 2019 10:11:47 PM

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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, kindest and most magical living force on our planet." "BUB was cheerful and full of love laying in our bed with us Saturday night, but unexpectedly passed away peacefully in her sleep," Bridavsky said in a prepared statement. "I have always been fully transparent about BUB's health, and it was no secret that she was battling a persistent and aggressive bone infection. Even knowing this, we weren't expecting her to pass so soon or so abruptly without warning. I truly believe that she willingly made the decision to leave her failing body so that our family would not have to make that difficult decision ourselves."Get more at NBC News

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


Created: Mon, Dec 02 2019 07:42:31 PM

Author: Janelle Griffith

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 thing — I’ve been chosen to lead my family not y’all. So we will continue to be us and support each other with pride, love & a smile!"Get more at Read More

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


Created: Mon, Dec 02 2019 05:20:43 PM

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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 said that “two men living together is a sin” and “homosexuality is wrong.”

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Learn the Secrets to a Perfect Dinner Party From Questlove


Created: Mon, Dec 02 2019 04:06:02 PM

Author: Mark Kennedy

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 staged.

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