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Morgan Freeman, once again, shares his 'detest' of Black History Month

Morgan Freeman is again pushing back against Black History Month, criticizing its length and stating that Black history is intertwined with American history.

"I detest it, the mere idea of it," Freeman told Variety in a recent interview about "The Gray House," a historical drama series about the work of Union spies during the Civil War. "You ...Read more

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Andra Day sets 2024 tour -- here are all the dates

SAN DIEGO — Grammy Award-winner Andra Day is hitting the road for a late-summer tour that will include a Sept. 18 homecoming performance at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay. The singer and Oscar nominated actress — a 2003 San Diego School of Creative & Performing Arts graduate — made her Humphreys debut in 2016. She has not done a major tour ...Read more

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List of DVD release dates for June 18 and beyond

Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change:

JUNE

18: American Fiction

18: Nowhere Special

18: Call the Midwife: Season Thirteen

18: LaRoy, Texas

18: NCIS: Sydney — Season One

18: Penitentia

18: Romance with a Twist

18: The Present

18: Chinatown

18: Bound

18: Victims of Sin

25: ...Read more

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'It's the summer of yeehaw' as country music is cool again

MINNEAPOLIS — "It's the summer of yeehaw," Mikey Piff declared to his listeners on Hits 1, SiriusXM's Top 40 outlet.

Then he rattled off all the recent crossover with country and pop stars like Post Malone, Beyoncé, Dasha, Shaboozey and Marshmello collaborating with Kane Brown.

"There are so many songs right now that are country-influenced ...Read more

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New on DVD: Cool off this summer with 'Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire'

The second entry in a ghostly franchise reboot tops the DVD releases for the week of June 25.

"Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire": The sequel to the lega-sequel to the 1980s action comedy finds the new and old generation of Ghostbusters back in the Big Apple battling the evil Elsa of ghosts.

"Picking up where 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' left off three...Read more

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Why is Morgan Wallen so big?

MINNEAPOLIS — Morgan Wallen is huge, like almost Taylor Swift huge.

He has sold 21.8 million albums, mostly with his past two projects, the double albums "Dangerous" and "One Thing at a Time." He has landed at No. 1 on Billboard's country singles charts 11 times in the past four years and eight of his songs have made it to the pop Top 10.

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Jodie Turner-Smith approves of ex Joshua Jackson dating Lupita Nyong'o: 'We need happiness'

Jodie Turner-Smith filed to divorce ex-husband Joshua Jackson less than a year ago, but she's wishing him the best — even in his romantic life.

The "Queen & Slim" and "The Acolyte" star says she is rooting for Jackson's relationship with Oscar winner actor Lupita Nyong'o, telling the Cut in an interview published Friday, "good for them." ...Read more

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Gordon Ramsay, showing off bruised torso, says he's 'lucky to be here' after bike crash

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, who got into a bicycle accident in Connecticut last week, showed off widespread bruising on his torso as a cautionary tale to "all the dads out there."

In a Saturday video posted on his social media accounts ahead of Father's Day, the "Hell's Kitchen" and "Kitchen Nightmares" star demanded that his followers "WEAR ...Read more

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Ian McKellen is in 'good spirits' after falling off the stage during a performance

Ian McKellen is on the mend after falling off the stage during a performance at London’s Noel Coward Theatre. The 85-year-old actor was taken to a hospital after the fall.

“Following a scan, the brilliant (National Health Service) team have assured us that he will make a speedy and full recovery, and Ian is in good spirits,” according to ...Read more

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Drummer Jon Stewart (yes, that one) makes musical debut with new band

Funnyman Jon Stewart jammed with his new band Church and State over the weekend in Asbury Park, N.J.

“You are witnessing the premiere performance,” Stewart told a Saturday night crowd at Asbury Park Brewery. “We have never played in public. I certainly have never played music in public.”

The 61-year-old part-time “The Daily Show” ...Read more

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George Strait sets record for biggest ticketed concert in US history

Country superstar George Strait set a record for the largest ticketed concert in U.S. history when nearly 111,000 fans packed into Kyle Field at Texas A&M to see the 72-year-old country star play.

“I’m ashamed to say this, but this is my first time to ever be in Kyle Field… damn!” he told 110,905 supporters in College Station on ...Read more

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Armie Hammer laughs about cannibalism allegations but says he's 'grateful' for them

An introspective Armie Hammer laughed about the cannibalism allegations that were leveled against him during his precipitous fall from grace after he faced a brutalizing series of sexual misconduct allegations.

The "Call Me By Your Name" star on Sunday addressed his downfall, some of the "outlandish" accusations he faced and how the latest "...Read more

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'Inside Out 2' box office smash plays head games with movie theaters

For the first time since Warner Bros.’ “Barbie” took the box office by storm last summer, the team at Shankweiler’s Drive-In Theatre in Orefield, Pa., has been forced to turn dozens of cars away from its four-acre, 300-parking space lot.

The cause? Huge demand for Pixar’s “Inside Out 2.”

“It was a very hard winter. It was a ...Read more

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Talking to Kevin Costner about 'Horizon': He's bet everything, will it pay off?

Kevin Costner was 23 in 1978, when he filmed his first feature, “Sizzle Beach, U.S.A.,” also known as “Malibu Hot Summer.” That’s one fact.

Another one: Kevin Costner looks right in a cowboy hat. There’s more to movie stardom than that, but with Costner, the hat may have had something to do with the stardom, which came a few years ...Read more

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Stevie Nicks kills any chance of Fleetwood Mac reunion

Stevie Nicks nixed any possibility of a Fleetwood Mac reunion in a recent interview.

The 76-year-old singer told Mojo that, for her, the 2022 death of bandmate Christine McVie marked the end of the band responsible for mega-hits including “Dreams,” “Go Your Own Way,” and “Don’t Stop.”

“Without Christine, no can do,” Nicks ...Read more

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Francis Ford Coppola's epic gamble 'Megalopolis' lands distribution from Lionsgate

Lionsgate on Monday said it has picked up the rights to Francis Ford Coppola's "Megalopolis" for the U.S. and Canada, ending months of speculation over which studio might distribute the famed director's epic passion project. The film will hit domestic theaters, including Imax screens, on Sept. 27.

"Megalopolis" is the first new film from the ...Read more

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Scooter Braun is retiring from music management after 23 years. What's next for him?

Scooter Braun, who helped propel singers Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande to global stardom and famously feuded with Taylor Swift over the rights to her master recordings, is done being a music manager.

"After 23 years this chapter as a music manager has come to an end," Braun announced in a lengthy statement shared Monday on Instagram. He ...Read more

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Carmen Electra, other models sue Baltimore strip club for using their photos on social media

A group of models and social media stars have sued the Gentlemen’s Gold Club for using their images to promote the well-known Baltimore strip club online without permission.

The plaintiffs include Carmen Electra, the former “Baywatch” actress who has brought similar lawsuits against other strip clubs across the country in recent years.

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Ben Affleck spends Father's Day with ex Jennifer Garner, not Lopez

Ben Affleck spent Father’s Day with ex-wife Jennifer Garner amid reports of turmoil in his marriage to Jennifer Lopez.

The “Hypnotic” actor seemingly spent the day with his children, whom he co-parents with Garner, who was seen headed to his Brentwood house on Sunday.

Affleck’s son Samuel was photographed riding shotgun as the “Deep ...Read more

Fire extinguished at Carrie Underwood's Tennessee home

The garage at Carrie Underwood’s home in Tennessee caught fire Sunday night, prompting a significant response from the local fire department.

Williamson County firefighters extinguished the blaze before it spread into the house, the county fire department said in a Facebook post.

All four people inside the home — likely Underwood, her ...Read more