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‘Wonder Years’ reboot, focusing on Black family in 2020-07-09 16:25:34Alongside original 'Wonder Years' star Fred Savage, Empire director Lee Daniels will serve as one of four executive producers for the revi

Pop Smoke death: 5 people arrested in connection 2020-07-09 14:51:11Police confirmed that three men and two juveniles were arrested on Thursday.

Will Smith says police have called him the 2020-07-09 14:49:24'White kids were happy when the cops showed up, and my heart always started pounding,' Will Smith shared.

Rudy Giuliani calls police on Sacha Baron Cohen: 2020-07-09 14:48:56'I thought this must be a scam or a shake-down, so I reported it to the police,' Giuliani, 76, said in an interview after being pranked by the bikin

Bill Nye the Science Guy returns for ‘wear 2020-07-09 12:57:27Bill Nye appears in a new TikTok video explaining why science rules — especially when it comes to the science of masks during a pandemic.

The Rolling Stones drop bluesy new song ‘Criss 2020-07-09 12:55:34'Criss Cross' is one of three previously unreleased studio tracks from an upcoming reissue of the band's critically acclaimed 1973 album, 'Goats H

Johnny Depp accuses Amber Heard of telling ‘porkie 2020-07-09 12:39:06'I was not in good shape. It was the lowest point I believe I've ever been in in my life,' Johnny Depp said Thursday.

Javicia Leslie: ‘Batwoman’ casts its new lead 2020-07-09 11:21:40'I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television,' Javicia Leslie said.

Lady A (formerly Lady Antebellum) files lawsuit against 2020-07-09 11:11:53Following 'peaceful' negotiations between the two parties, the popular country trio has claimed that the name 'Lady A' is a trademark they 'have

‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera missing after possible drowning 2020-07-09 02:02:55The Ventura County Sheriff's Office identified Rivera, 33, as the person reported missing in Lake Piru, which lies roughly an hour northwest of Los A

JFL42 postpones comedy festival until 2021 due to 2020-07-08 16:37:40The 9th annual Toronto-based Just for Laughs festival has been pushed exactly one year as a result of 'COVID-19 travel and large gathering restrictio

Tyler Perry to pay for funeral of 8-year-old 2020-07-08 16:09:48'I’m outraged today because I’d rather be paying for eight-year-old Secoriea Turner’s college than her funeral,' Tyler Perry said.

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Jada Pinkett Smith confirms August Alsina relationship while 2020-07-10 17:57:26Jada Pinkett Smith confirms she had a romantic relationship with singer-songwriter August Alsina — but she and Will Smith both say they've work

Singer Lady A roasts country trio Lady A 2020-07-10 15:26:35Blues singer Anita White slams the band Lady A, formerly Lady Antebellum, for suing her over the name she's used for decades.

Katy Perry's new single encourages listeners to 'Smile' 2020-07-10 15:25:29The singer released the title track of her forthcoming album, "Smile," after sharing the album title and cover.

Bill Field, organist and founder of Old Town 2020-07-10 15:15:49For more than half a century, Field supplied the music and magic at El Segundo's old-school movie house.

Review: 'Little Voice' is a pop song in 2020-07-10 14:57:09Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson, who cocreated the Broadway hit "Waitress," team for an Apple TV+ show about an aspiring Sara Bareilles type.

Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio becomes first transgender Sports 2020-07-10 14:16:07The 23-year-old was just named the last of the 2020 Rookies for the magazine.

For Charlize Theron and Kiki Layne, 'The Old 2020-07-10 14:01:19Making Netflix's 'The Old Guard' brought Charlize Theron and Kiki Layne together for an action-adventure tale that mirrored their dynamic onscreen

What's on TV This Week: A '30 Rock' 2020-07-10 13:48:55 TV highlights for July 12-18 include a "30 Rock" reunion plus "Brave New World" on the new streaming service Peacock

The 2020 National Book Awards ceremony is going 2020-07-10 13:44:55The 71st National Book Awards ceremony and its preceding events are going virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Movies on TV this week: Sunday, July 12, 2020-07-10 13:42:53Movies on TV this week: Sunday, July 12, 2020

Eminem and Kid Cudi song slams 'dirty' cops 2020-07-10 12:17:00Kid Cudi and Eminem's collaboration 'The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady' sends 'prayers to George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery' and roasts Dr

Commentary: How a Black and brown cast reflects 2020-07-10 12:00:59The Public Theater's documentary play "The Line," about New York's coronavirus first responders, brings to life a tapestry of suffering and herois

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Here's The Reason King George Spits So Much 2020-07-10 16:01:24Meme-makers have been drooling over one “Hamilton” character in particular.

Jessica Simpson Celebrated Her 40th Birthday By Rocking 2020-07-10 13:55:25The actor, singer and fashion mogul kicked off a new decade in a vintage look.

What Influenced ‘Relic,’ A Haunted-House Movie That Will 2020-07-10 13:05:20Natalie Erika James' directorial debut, now available on VOD, stars Emily Mortimer and Bella Heathcote grappling with the terror of Alzheimer's.

Brie Larson Reminds Twitter That She Can SING 2020-07-10 13:01:41The "Captain Marvel" actor performed Ariana Grande's "Be Alright" and quickly drew an online audience.

One 'Walking Dead' Star Thinks Those Brutal Deaths 2020-07-10 12:39:50The controversy over Glenn and Abraham's "Walking Dead" deaths will never die.

'Chicken Run' Star Claims She's Been 'Plucked' From 2020-07-10 12:27:45Julia Sawalha and Mel Gibson will not be reprising their roles in the sequel to the 2000 animated film.

Johnny Depp Concludes 4 Days Of Evidence In 2020-07-10 11:26:26The actor, who denies allegations he abused Amber Heard, is suing the publisher of The Sun over an article calling him a "wife-beater"

We Need To Talk About Kat On 'The 2020-07-10 10:41:39The character's budding romance with Ava, a conservative who defends conversion therapy, couldn't have come at a worse time.

Jameela Jamil Shows Off Her Stretchy, Bendy Self 2020-07-10 10:01:07"The Good Place" alum's "odd" talent will make you wince.

Nathan's Champ Joey Chestnut Rips Donald Trump's Hot 2020-07-10 07:53:39The Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest champ called out the president for basically being a weenie.

Billy Eichner Reveals Mary Trump's Children's Books About 2020-07-10 06:53:43The guest host had fun with Donald Trump's niece's upcoming tell-all book.

Hand Gesture Associated With 'Neo-Nazis And Klansmen' Removed 2020-07-09 20:30:58The particular "OK" sign -- appropriated as a hate symbol -- has disappeared from the latest iterations of the popular video game franchise.

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Singer says lawsuit over Lady A name is 2020-07-10 16:41:41Singer Anita White, who was sued by a country group over the use of the name Lady A, says the group is using their white privilege against her.

Simple Plan bassist among Quebec entertainers shaken by 2020-07-10 16:33:21Quebec's arts scene is being rocked by a wave of sexual assault and harassment allegations against well-known figures in the province's entertainmen

Open to offers: P.E.I. musician trades CDs, merch 2020-07-10 10:00:00P.E.I. singer-songwriter Rachel Beck is offering to trade her CDs and merchandise for, well, just about anything — so far, she has exchanged cop

Johnny Depp says feces in bed was last 2020-07-10 09:47:41Johnny Depp said in a London court on Friday that ex-wife Amber Heard's claims he abused her turned him from 'Cinderella to Quasimodo' in the publi

Pop Smoke's social media posts led suspects to 2020-07-10 09:08:56Authorities believe rising rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed during a Los Angeles home-invasion robbery in February after his social media posts le

Telefilm Canada investigating allegations of misconduct against employee 2020-07-09 15:10:11Film funding body Telefilm Canada says it has launched an investigation into allegations of misconduct made against an unnamed employee, with the prob

Amid Baby-Sitters Club revival, fans hail influence of 2020-07-09 12:36:03Author Ann M. Martin had no master plan when she decided to make one of the core members of The Baby-Sitters Club a Japanese American girl named

Lady Antebellum files lawsuit against singer Lady A 2020-07-09 08:47:13The country group formerly known as Lady Antebellum, which recently changed its name over its ties to slavery, has filed a lawsuit against a Black sin

Search for Glee actor Naya Rivera in California 2020-07-09 07:39:14More than 24 hours after Naya Rivera was last seen, over 80 people using helicopters, drones and all-terrain vehicles, including divers, were involved

How one video game community is trying to 2020-07-09 04:00:00The esports world is grappling with how to protect competitors — many of whom are barely in their teens — and respond to serious alle

In UK court, Johnny Depp accuses Amber Heard 2020-07-08 12:58:26Johnny Depp denied an allegation by ex-wife Amber Heard that he is a 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' monster who turned violent when he drank and took dru

Writers, academics sign open letter criticizing 'ideological conformity,' 2020-07-08 12:49:41Dozens of artists, writers and academics have signed an open letter decrying the weakening of public debate and warning that the free exchange of info

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Ellie Goulding likes her ’90s rock political and 2020-07-10 16:35:16Ellie Goulding talks about her 10 cultural must-haves, which brings together mementos from her grunge days with recent film festival darlings and, of

How ‘365 Days’ became one of Netflix’s worst-reviewed 2020-07-10 16:17:15Despite a zero per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, “365 Days,” directed by Barbara Bialowas and Tomasz Mandes, quickly became a viral sens

Netflix renews ‘The Crown’ for a sixth season 2020-07-10 16:02:15In January, Peter Morgan, the writer and creator of “The Crown,” said that the show’s fifth season was the “perfect time and p

Vinay Menon: Demi Moore is launching an erotica 2020-07-10 15:30:00Moore is podcasting a few feet away from where someone just did No. 2. Do you think Bill Gates built Microsoft with his elbow on a urinal? How are we

‘These kind of issues are out here’: New 2020-07-10 14:27:12“Above the Law” explores three cases of excessive force involving the Calgary Police Service.

Authorities renew search for ‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera 2020-07-10 14:16:10Rivera, 33, disappeared after renting the pontoon boat for three hours Wednesday afternoon and taking it out on Lake Piru in Ventura County, the Sheri

Celebrity news: Atom Egoyan film part of TIFF’s 2020-07-10 13:31:08Also: ‘Vikings’ gets a Comic-Con@Home panel; ‘Schitt’s Creek’ up for Program of the Year at TCA Awards; animator finish

Celebrity quarantine videos, the Mulroneys and Black Lives 2020-07-10 10:00:00Major Hollywood celebrities suddenly became the stars of their own reality series during the lockdown. But how will they emerge from this time of refl

A not-so-family-friendly Julie Andrews, Depeche Mode and more 2020-07-10 08:00:00Bored? This eclectic list will get your creative juices flowing.

Want to learn more about Black art? These 2020-07-10 07:00:00There’s not a lot of Black art in major galleries, so check out alternative spaces or the artists’ own websites and Instagram feeds. Here

The Chicks are done caring what people think 2020-07-09 16:19:00Early on, the group formerly known as the Dixie Chicks felt marginalized in music because they were a country act, and marginalized within country bec

Musical Moment: Two TSO violinists play Jay Ungar’s 2020-07-09 15:38:21“Ashokan Farewell” was written in 1982 by American folk musician Jay Ungar as a goodnight and farewell waltz, played at the end of the ann


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