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Al Roker readmitted to hospital for blood clots after being sent home on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK — Beloved weatherman Al Roker has reportedly been rushed back to the hospital for blood clots, after being released just last week.

“Al was rushed to the hospital after Thanksgiving,” People reported Wednesday, citing an anonymous source. The source added that he’d gone by ambulance.

On top of that, the source said that the �...Read more

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In a band of tempestuous geniuses, Christine McVie was every bit their equal, minus the drama

Christine McVie, the singer, songwriter and keyboardist whose dreamily optimistic tunes for Fleetwood Mac — including such FM-radio staples as “Don’t Stop,” “Little Lies,” “Songbird,” “Everywhere” and “You Make Loving Fun” — helped make the band one of the most successful acts in music history, died Wednesday. She was ...Read more

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Lil Baby replaces Megan Thee Stallion as new headliner at LA3C Festival

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Atlanta rapper Lil Baby will replace Houston “Body” and “Savage” rapper Megan Thee Stallion as the headliner during day one of the inaugural two-day LA3C festival, scheduled to take place Dec. 10-11 at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

Megan Thee Stallion can no longer perform due to “unforeseen circumstances” ...Read more

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Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac songbird, dies at 79

Christine McVie, the singer, songwriter and keyboardist whose dreamily optimistic tunes for Fleetwood Mac — including such pop-radio staples as "Don't Stop," "Little Lies," "Songbird," "Everywhere" and "You Make Loving Fun" — helped make the band one of the most successful acts in music history, died Wednesday. She was 79.

Her death was ...Read more

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Fleetwood Mac honors 'one-of-a-kind' Christine McVie: 'Talented beyond measure'

The members of Fleetwood Mac have released a joint statement honoring their longtime friend and bandmate Christine McVie.

The British vocalist and keyboardist died Wednesday at a hospital after experiencing "a short illness," her family announced. She was 79.

"There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie," the ...Read more

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George Takei stokes feud, says William Shatner was a 'prima donna' on 'Star Trek' set

George Takei continued his public feud with his "Star Trek" co-star William Shatner this week by describing him as a "prima donna" whom "none" of the sci-fi show's cast got along with.

"He's just a cantankerous old man and I'm going to leave him to his devices," Takei told the Guardian in an interview. "I'm not going to play his game."

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Mila Kunis describes 'meet-cute' with Ukraine's Zelenskyy before he became president

"That '70s Show" star Mila Kunis had a self-desribed meet-cute with fellow Ukrainian Volodymyr Zelenskyy, long before he was elected president of the embattled European nation in 2019.

Kunis — who on Wednesday was named among People magazine's People of the Year for fundraising efforts benefiting her war-torn homeland — shared the details ...Read more

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Bad Bunny pulls off a Spotify hat trick as the most-streamed artist in the world

Happy Spotify Wrapped day to all who celebrate — especially Bad Bunny, the most-streamed artist in the world for three years in a row.

The streaming platform revealed Wednesday that the reggaeton sensation is the first musician to pull off a global Spotify hat trick. Rounding out the global top five artists this year were Taylor Swift, Drake,...Read more

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Rod Stewart's 2 brothers, his 'irreplaceable buddies,' die 2 months apart

Rod Stewart is mourning the loss of another brother in the span of two months.

The British pop rocker shared Wednesday on Instagram that his brother Bob died Tuesday, just a few months after his brother Don died.

"It's with great sadness that I announce the loss of my brother Bob last night, who joins my brother Don on the great football pitch...Read more

Country musician Jake Flint dies at 37, hours after his wedding

Country musician Jake Flint, who was considered "an ambassador for Oklahoma Red Dirt music," died Saturday, hours after his wedding. He was 37.

The "Cowtown" and "Long Road Back Home" singer-songwriter died in his sleep, according to his longtime publicist Clif Doyal, who confirmed the death to the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday. The cause of ...Read more

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Review: 'Willow' sequel series, boasts a returning Warwick Davis, begins in fine fantasy style

During a recent viewing of "Willow" on Disney+, the, well, 1988-ness of the fantasy adventure just jumped off the screen. It still has plenty to offer — including the bond formed by its unlikely namesake hero, portrayed by Warwick Davis, and his companion-in-quest Madmartigan, Val Kilmer's confident but disgraced knight character — but its ...Read more

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What is 'Love Actually' about? Pain and suffering, according to Hugh Grant's wife

Hugh Grant is just like us: ringing in the holiday season by "drunkenly" watching "Love Actually."

In a Tuesday interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer, Grant recalled viewing his 2003 holiday film earlier this year with his wife, Anna Eberstein, who profoundly reflected on the movie's themes of love and heartbreak. Grant portrayed David, a ...Read more

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Helena Bonham Carter supports Johnny Depp, J.K. Rowling amid controversies

Helena Bonham Carter is defending two of the most polarizing celebrities in her life, J.K. Rowling and Johnny Depp.

She tackled remarks from the “Harry Potter” scribe viewed by many as transphobic, along with her “Sweeney Todd” co-star’s defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard.

“I think she has been hounded,” Bonham Carter ...Read more

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Tom Stoppard's Jewish roots: Carey Perloff on Broadway's acclaimed play of the season

"Leopoldstadt," Tom Stoppard's stunning new play on Broadway about a highly cultivated extended family in Vienna that was decimated in the Holocaust, isn't autobiographical. But the work springs from the Czech-born English playwright's long-deferred examination of his Jewish roots.

In 1999, Stoppard published "On Turning Out to Be Jewish" in ...Read more


Sound Advice: Holiday gift ideas and audio system upgrades

Updated for the holidays: A few noteworthy products I reviewed and recommended earlier this year have been updated or had new models added to the product line. I will highlight them here for holiday shoppers, starting with audio products and moving on to food/cooking products.

Mojawa MOJO2 bone conduction headphones: These headphones are a new ...Read more

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LZ Granderson: The late Irene Cara and 'Fame' were so much more than a fad

I'm far from a vinyl expert, but I do have a collection that's mostly for nostalgia.

One album that's far more is the soundtrack to the movie "Fame," a high school graduation gift from my best friend, Kyle.

We were theater kids in school, performing in plays all around Detroit, and I was a classically trained dancer as well. If it weren't for ...Read more

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Steve Martin and Martin Short to co-host 'SNL'

NEW YORK — This season of “Saturday Night Live” will wind down with a trip down memory lane as former cast members Steve Martin and Martin Short co-host.

Dec. 10 will be Martin’s 16th time as host and Martin’s third, after the duo starred together in Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building.”

Fresh from netting seven Grammy ...Read more

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Movie review: Gay couple face cancer battle together in bittersweet 'Spoiler Alert'

In the summer and fall of 2022, “Bros” and “Fire Island” made inroads as high-profile gay rom-coms, queering the familiar genre. Now, arriving just in time for Christmas, we have “Spoiler Alert,” a heart-rending holiday weepie about two men in love, facing cancer together. Based on the memoir by TV journalist Michael Ausiello, “...Read more

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'Violent Night' review: Santa's got a brand new bag

Ultraviolence at the holidays takes on many forms. I’ve seen children tear open presents in ways that would garner a hard-R rating for graphic, disturbing intensity. At the movies, I’ve seen what some of you have seen — “Dead Snow,” for example. It’s technically an Easter movie, but all that snow makes it feel Christmassy.

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Review: Three decades later, 'Willow' is back as a series and better than ever

Premiering this week on Disney+, whose corporate parent conveniently acquired the property in its ingestion of Lucasfilm, "Willow" is a series-long sequel to the 1988 fantasy film in which an aspiring sorcerer (Warwick Davis in the title role) from a race of little people sets off to deliver a human baby, found like Moses in the bulrushes, into ...Read more