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Joni Mitchell removes her music from Spotify, joining Neil Young in protest

Joni Mitchell announced Friday that she will join her friend Neil Young in pulling her music off Spotify.

Mitchell, 78, said in a statement posted to her website, “I’ve decided to remove all my music from Spotify. Irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people their lives. I stand in solidarity with Neil Young and the ...Read more

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'Nanny' and 'The Exiles' win top prizes at 2022 Sundance Film Festival

The 2022 Sundance Film Festival announced its award winners Friday, with Nikyatu Jusu's "Nanny" winning the U.S. dramatic competition grand jury prize and Ben Klein and Violet Columbus' "The Exiles" winning the U.S. documentary grand jury prize. The audience awards went to Cooper Raiff's "Cha Cha Real Smooth" for the U.S. dramatic competition ...Read more

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Gayle King signs a new deal to stay with 'CBS Mornings'

NEW YORK — Gayle King is staying put as co-host at "CBS Mornings."

King told listeners of her SiriusXM radio program Friday that she has signed a new deal with CBS News, ending speculation that she might be heading elsewhere in the short term.

Her current deal was set to end in April.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but King earns ...Read more

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'Some real bulls--': Chris Brown reacts to being sued for allegedly drugging and raping woman on yacht

Chris Brown is hitting back at sexual assault claims in a new lawsuit.

The Grammy Award-winning R&B crooner is being sued by a woman, identified only as Jane Doe, who alleges that she was drugged and raped by Brown on a yacht that was docked near Diddy’s Florida home on Dec. 30, 2020.

Brown, 32, took to Instagram Story early Friday to send a...Read more

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As Wendy Williams approaches sixth month absence from talk show, favorite guest hosts announced to return

NEW YORK — No one is quite sure when (and if) Wendy Williams will return to her eponymous chatfest.

But in the meantime, the show will go on with a new line up of guest hosts throughout the month of February, following the extended absence of the daytime diva due to “ongoing health issues.”

Producers of the nationally syndicated talk ...Read more

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Bob Saget's daughter says comic 'loved with everything he had'

Bob Saget’s daughter Lara is paying tribute to the beloved comic following his sudden death earlier this month.

Lara Saget, the late “Full House” star’s middle daughter, shared a black-and-white photo of herself and her father on Instagram Thursday, along with what she’ll remember him for.

“To anyone afraid to love,” Lara, 32, ...Read more

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'Pro-choice' Marvel star Evangeline Lilly says she rallied against vaccine mandates

Marvel star Evangeline Lilly revealed Thursday that she marched in the nation’s capital last weekend to support “bodily sovereignty” and being pro-choice during a protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

“I was in DC this weekend to support bodily sovereignty while Canadian truckers were rallying for their cross-country, peaceful ...Read more

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Minnie Mouse's new pantsuit is a bold fashion move -- too bold for Candace Owens

Oh, toodles! Minnie Mouse will be changing out of her iconic red-and-white polka-dot dress in March to celebrate Disneyland Paris' 30th anniversary and International Women's Day.

Her statement bow, however, will remain intact.

The Disney mascot is donning a custom outfit — a bold, blue-and-white polka-dot pantsuit, in the style of a tuxedo �...Read more


No Globes. Omicron. Dismal box office. Awards pros on the Oscar season from hell

LOS ANGELES — According to the usual rhythms of Oscar season, Hollywood’s awards machinery should be running at full steam right now. With Academy Award nominations set to be announced on Feb. 8, stars and industry power players should be swanning from one glamorous cocktail party and glitzy banquet to another. Contenders’ schedules should...Read more

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Shawn Mendes pushes European leg of 'Wonder' tour to 2023 amid COVID

It’ll be okay, fans.

Shawn Mendes announced Friday that he’ll be postponing the European leg of his “Wonder” world tour until next spring and summer.

“I’m so sorry I won’t be able to see you guys sooner,” the “It’ll Be Okay” singer, 23, tweeted along with new dates, which were pushed “due to the pandemic.”

“This ...Read more

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Daniel Craig, Cary Joji Fukunaga salute Bond heroes: the producers and ... Mike Myers?

All they had to do was what no supervillain ever had: End James Bond.

Cary Joji Fukunaga's "No Time to Die" proved a box office smash despite the pandemic and made it onto five Oscar shortlists — more than any other movie. What separates it from other Bonds? It's Daniel Craig's final entry, the culmination of the first continuing story in the...Read more

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'Temptations 60' arrives: Hear Motown group's new album, watch documentary series

DETROIT — You might say it was an album six decades in the making.

"Temptations 60," the anniversary record that became a passion project for Tempts founder Otis Williams, arrived overnight Friday. It's the iconic Motown group's first album since 2018 and its first of new material since 2004.

Stylistically, the album has a retrospective feel...Read more

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For the first time in two years, the invaluable Chicago Film Society unveils a full season. What's in store?

CHICAGO — This weekend, the cinephiles running the nonprofit Chicago Film Society embark on their first full indoor season since the advent of the pandemic nearly two years ago.

The 16 programs, running through early May, are split mostly between Northeastern Illinois University in North Park and the Lakeview photoplay mainstay, the Music Box...Read more


'The Afterparty' review: A high school reunion becomes 'Murder on the Millennial Express' in this comic riff on classic murder mysteries

A 15-year high school reunion followed by a house party ends with the host dead at the bottom of his cliffside abode in the comedic whodunit “The Afterparty” on Apple TV+. Coming on the heels of “Knives Out” and “Only Murders in the Building,” we seem to have a modest murder mystery resurgence on our hands and nothing could make me �...Read more

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'GameStop: Rise of the Players' review: Stock doc worth the investment

A potentially hard-to-grasp rise of the little guy tale is told in a digestible, easy to understand fashion in "GameStop: Rise of the Players," a highly entertaining documentary about the improbable surge of video game retailer GameStop's stock during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You don't need to own a PS5 or understand the intricacies of hedge ...Read more

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Kid Rock promises no vaccine or mask requirements at upcoming shows

Kid Rock says fans won't have to worry about vaccine mandates or wearing masks at his upcoming tour.

In a video message posted to his social channels on Thursday, the Michigan rocker says he anticipates COVID-19 precautions will be finished at concert venues by the time he hits the road for his 2022 tour.

"And if they're not, trust me, you don...Read more

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From MTV to Spotify, Neil Young has never shied from waging war against powerful corporations

When Neil Young announced he was pulling his entire discography from music streaming giant Spotify over the platform's alliance with podcaster and vaccine skeptic Joe Rogan, the beloved singer-songwriter explained in an open letter that he was taking a moral stand.

"I am doing this because Spotify is spreading false information about vaccines �...Read more

Thinking of ditching Spotify? Here's a user's guide to the wide world of music streamers

Neil Young probably will not be able to singlehandedly sink the Swedish streaming leviathan Spotify. But after the singer-songwriter pulled his entire catalog of music from the service this week, in response to top Spotify podcaster Joe Rogan's repeated airing of vaccine misinformation, you might be following Young's lead and looking into other ...Read more


What TV critic recommends watching this week

'Pam & Tommy'

This comedy about unintentional adult-film stars Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee has its tawdry moments, including one in which the Motley Crue drummer gives his private parts a pep talk. But the creators of this eight-part series are only marginally interested in titillation. They get a much bigger kick out of tracking the rise of ...Read more

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Now that Hollywood's guilds have weighed in, do we have a best picture Oscar front-runner?

LOS ANGELES — Oscar nominations voting began Thursday morning, the same day the Producers Guild, the Directors Guild, the Writers Guild and American Cinema Editors announced their nominees.

Judging from these groups' slates, it would appear that reflecting the tastes of moviegoers — particularly from the PGA, a body that has recognized box ...Read more