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Bette Midler, Berry Gordy among new Kennedy Center honorees


Created: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 20:24:29 GMT

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The Dec. 5 ceremony will be the centerpiece of the Kennedy Center's 50th anniversary of cultural programing.

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Halsey welcomes first child, shares family photo


Created: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 21:16:38 GMT

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Ender Ridley Aydin was born July 14, Halsey said on Instagram.

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'Kansas' rock violinist, singer Robby Steinhardt, dies at 71


Created: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 19:20:08 GMT

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Steinhardt died Saturday due to complications from pancreatitis.

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Biz Markie, known for classic rap song 'Just a Friend,' dies


Created: Sat, 17 Jul 2021 10:09:40 GMT

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Born Marcel Theo Hall, the rapper-DJ died peacefully Friday evening with his wife by his side, according to a representative.

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Britney Spears allowed new lawyer in conservatorship case


Created: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 01:26:10 GMT

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On Wednesday a Los Angeles Superior Court judged approved Spears hiring former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart to represent her.

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Diversity, firsts and more facts from the Emmy nominations


Created: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 09:51:03 GMT

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Mj Rodriguez of “Pose" breaks ground as the first trans performer to be nominated in a lead acting category.

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2021 Primetime Emmys: Complete list of the nominees


Created: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 20:25:55 GMT

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In the top three categories — drama, comedy and limited series — TV broadcast networks scored only two nominations.

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'The Crown,' 'Mandalorian' top Emmy nominations with 24 each


Created: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 20:06:04 GMT

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The nominations reinforced the rapid rise of streaming, with the top-nominated scripted shows on services that largely emerged in the past two years.

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Emmy surprises: 'Pose,' 'I May Destroy You' & 'Lupin'


Created: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 17:20:28 GMT

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Critically adored but ignored by the Golden Globe voters, “I May Destroy You” roared back to earn nine Emmy nominations.

Read more: Emmy surprises: 'Pose,' 'I May Destroy You' & 'Lupin'


The Weeknd and BTS hope to raise billions for Global Citizen


Created: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 10:20:21 GMT

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Global Citizen's CEO hopes the event will encourage governments, corporations and philanthropists to fund a billion COVID-19 vaccine doses by September.

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‘Black Widow’ soars to pandemic box office record


Created: Sun, 11 Jul 2021 23:27:19 GMT

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The first new Marvel movie in two years generated an estimated $80 million in North American ticket sales this weekend.

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Back in Cannes, actor Sean Penn directs again, along with daughter Dylan


Created: Sun, 11 Jul 2021 12:06:12 GMT

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He premiered in Cannes his latest film, "Flag Day," in which he also co-stars. The lead, though, belongs to Penn's 30-year-old daughter, Dylan Penn.

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Robert Downey Sr., filmmaker and father of Robert Downey Jr., dies at 85


Created: Wed, 07 Jul 2021 18:10:08 GMT

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In a post mourning the death of his father, Robert Downey Jr. wrote, "according to my stepmoms calculations, they were happily married for just over 2000 years."

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Widow of Kobe Bryant helicopter crash victim wows 'America's Got Talent' judges


Created: Wed, 07 Jul 2021 15:42:27 GMT

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In an emotion-filled 'America's Got Talent' audition, Matt Mauser fought back tears and choked up as he tried to deliver the final line of the song.

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Reports: Trust company asks to be removed from Britney Spears' conservatorship


Created: Fri, 02 Jul 2021 06:14:09 GMT

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The company filed court documents Thursday asking to be removed as co-conservators because of "changed circumstances."

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Phylicia Rashad draws critics and dismissal calls for defending Bill Cosby


Created: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 23:09:33 GMT

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Some prominent Black voices are calling for Phylicia Rashad's dismissal as a Howard University dean after publicly supporting Cosby's release from prison.

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Princes William, Harry unveil Princess Diana's statue


Created: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 16:58:14 GMT

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The brothers unveiled the statue of their mother, Princess Diana, on what would have been her 60th birthday.

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Reports: Britney Spears' request to have father removed from conservatorship denied


Created: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 06:01:12 GMT

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The decision to not remove James Spears as his daughter's conservator is reportedly not in direct response to Britney's appearance in court last week.

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Bill Cosby releases statement thanking court that overturned his conviction


Created: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 22:19:57 GMT

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Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction was overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Wednesday, leading to his release from prison.

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Jamie Lynn Spears supports Britney's request to end conservatorship


Created: Tue, 29 Jun 2021 15:57:44 GMT

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"I'm not my family, I am my own person. I'm speaking for myself. I'm so proud of her for using her voice," Jamie Lynn Spears said in an Instagram story.

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'F9' puts charge back into movie theaters with $70M opening


Created: Mon, 28 Jun 2021 15:41:45 GMT

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The ninth installment in the “Fast & Furious” franchise opened only in theaters and had the widest release of any movie since the start of the coronavirus crisis.

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Former Skid Row singer Johnny Solinger dead at 55


Created: Sun, 27 Jun 2021 14:36:15 GMT

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Solinger had previously said that he was suffering from liver failure according to multiple reports. No official cause of death was immediately released.

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'Jeopardy!' apologizes for 'outdated and inaccurate' clue after fan backlash


Created: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 16:48:33 GMT

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The use of offensive term for a nervous system condition prompted swift backlash, but some are already accepting the show's apology.

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Justin Timberlake voices support for Britney Spears after conservatorship court revelations


Created: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:59:50 GMT

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Britney Spears made several claims in open court, alleging that she's been compelled to use birth control and has been prevented from getting married.

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'I deserve to have a life': Britney Spears asks judge to free her from conservatorship


Created: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:30:53 GMT

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“I’m not here to be anyone’s slave,” Britney Spears said, asking a judge to end the 13-year conservatorship co-managed by her father.

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Jacksonville theaters offer promotions for first-ever Cinema Week


Created: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 17:06:13 GMT

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Tuesday through Sunday theaters are offering special deals and promotions to get you back in their seats.

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Spielberg's Amblin to make several films a year for Netflix


Created: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 16:42:29 GMT

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The deal doesn’t specifically include any movies to be directed by Spielberg.

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James Michael Tyler, 'Friends' actor who played Gunther, reveals cancer diagnosis


Created: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 15:24:03 GMT

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Tyler said his diagnosis kept him from appearing in person on the HBO Max reunion of "Friends" in late May.

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‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ hits top mark at box office


Created: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 08:27:50 GMT

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The Lionsgate’s film starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek brought in $11.6 million domestically to claim the No. 1 spot in its debut.

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Frank Bonner, 'WKRP in Cincinnati' star, dies at 79


Created: Fri, 18 Jun 2021 01:25:13 GMT

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Bonner's daughter shared that her father "was still signing autograph requests up until the last few weeks of his illness."

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'Gone Girl' actress Lisa Banes dies after New York City hit-and-run crash


Created: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:39:35 GMT

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Her manager said in a statement that "We are heartsick over Lisa's tragic and senseless passing."

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Spice Girls releasing new song to mark 'Wannabe' 25th anniversary


Created: Mon, 14 Jun 2021 20:02:58 GMT

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The iconic British pop group has been a cultural mainstay around the globe for decades showcasing the bubbly side of British entertainment.

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'In the Heights' makes muted debut, edged by 'A Quiet Place'


Created: Mon, 14 Jun 2021 01:24:08 GMT

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After a string of good box office weekends, the opening of “In the Heights” was a reminder of the challenges movie theaters are facing.

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Legendary actor Ned Beatty, who starred in 'Deliverance' and 'Network,' dies at 83


Created: Sun, 13 Jun 2021 23:25:52 GMT

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Beatty contributed to some of the most popular movies of his time and worked constantly. His credits included more than 150 movies and TV shows.

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Vin Diesel details plans to wrap 'Fast and Furious' movie franchise


Created: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 14:10:39 GMT

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“I know people are going to feel like it doesn’t have to end, but I think all good things should,” Diesel said about plans to conclude the 'Fast and Furious' saga.

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Prince Philip 'wasn’t really looking forward' to centenary


Created: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 10:07:10 GMT

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Prince Edward said the royal family would have “loved” the chance for Philip to be able to experience his centenary, even if his late father didn't.

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Wednesday's CMT Awards will honor more than just country stars


Created: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 15:45:29 GMT

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Stars like Gladys Knight, Pink, John Legend, Halsey, H.E.R. and Noah Cyrus will join Wednesday's show.

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Kemper apologizes for role with group that had racist past


Created: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 19:05:58 GMT

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The 41-year-old St. Louis native and star of TV's "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" was criticized after participating with controversial group when she was 19.

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Bruce Springsteen plans Broadway return of his one-man show


Created: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 17:52:02 GMT

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“Springsteen on Broadway” audience members will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter the theater this summer.

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Clarence Williams III, 'The Mod Squad' and 'Purple Rain' star, dies at 81


Created: Sun, 06 Jun 2021 22:34:36 GMT

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Williams got his breakout role on “The Mod Squad,” which he led with Peggy Lipton and Michael Cole during its run on ABC from 1968 through 1973.

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