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Adrienne Bailon welcomes baby with husband Israel Houghton: 'Most magnificent secret'

Adrienne Bailon has some cheetah-licious news to share.

The New York-born “Cheetah Girls” actress and former “The Real” co-host, 38, and husband Israel Houghton took to Instagram Tuesday to share that they had welcomed their first child together, son Ever James, via surrogate.

“Our baby boy is here & we are so in love!” read the ...Read more


Darlene Love has something to say about Mariah Carey claiming 'Queen of Christmas'

Mariah Carey’s annual push to take over Christmas came early this year.

By now, Carey is used to her song “All I Want for Christmas Is You” skyrocketing to the top of the charts each year as the holiday approaches. Now, she wants to trademark the term “Queen of Christmas,” and that isn’t sitting well with other singers.

Last March,...Read more

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Detroit Youth Choir tackles gun violence with 'Sweet Child O' Mine' song, video

DETROIT — Detroit's acclaimed Detroit Youth Choir is tackling gun violence in its latest song and video, a powerful rendition of the Guns N' Roses' 1987 hit, "Sweet Child O' Mine."

The performance, released Tuesday morning, was inspired by 11-year-old Layla Salazar, one of 19 students killed in a mass shooting in May at Robb Elementary School...Read more

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Hailey, Justin Bieber 'unbreakable' in marriage despite their health challenges

The Biebers are holding on.

Hailey Bieber is peeling back the curtain on some of the hardships she and husband Justin have endured of late — most of which have had to do with the couple’s string of health issues.

“I just think life is changing all the time,” the model, 25, who tied the knot with the 28-year-old “Hold On” singer in ...Read more

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Kanye West trashes his new Yeezy Gap line by selling clothes from bags on the floor

Kanye West is getting hate on social media for his unusual sales approach to his Yeezy collaboration with Gap.

In a viral tweet this week, @owen__lang shared a photo of the rapper’s new Yeezy apparel spilling over what look like oversized garbage bags inside the clothing store. According to the Twitter sleuth, a Gap sales associate claimed ...Read more

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Taylor Hawkins tribute concert to be live-streamed as stars honor the late Foo Fighters drummer

Fans of late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins will be able to tune in live as some of music’s biggest stars take part in a tribute concert.

Paramount+ and MTV’s YouTube channels will live-stream “The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert” on Sept. 3 as the Foo Fighters, Travis Barker, Lars Ulrich, the drummers’ son Shane Hawkins and more ...Read more

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Review: Disney+ can thank Tatiana Maslany for keeping Marvel's 'She-Hulk' on the rails

“I don’t want to be a Hulk. I just got my own office!”

As Los Angeles deputy district attorney Jennifer Walters, the unerring Tatiana Maslany aces that line like, well, like an ace in the new Disney+ series “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,” premiering Thursday. Four episodes were made available for review. It’s quick-witted and ...Read more

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In Bruce Willis' 'impromptu' harmonica session, there's nothing sad about the blues

Months after his aphasia diagnosis, Bruce Willis found good company in a harmonica and musician Derek Richard Thomas.

Wife Emma Heming Willis shared an Instagram video of the "Die Hard" actor playing the blues on his harmonica with Thomas. The black-and-white clip, shared Monday, shows Willis on the floor by a staircase while Thomas strums his ...Read more

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Q&A: Jim Belushi has done his stretches and is ready to kick off first Blues Brothers Con with Dan Aykroyd

CHICAGO — Days away from the inaugural Blues Brothers Con, one starts to wonder: Do I have my suit pressed, and are my hat and shades at the ready to “shake a tail feather"?

In a world where film franchises and TV series have their own conventions, the iconic 1980 Chicago film “The Blues Brothers” finally gets its own, Friday and ...Read more

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Snoop Dogg just made Billboard history. Time to celebrate with a bowl of Snoop Loopz?

Snoop Dogg’s latest feat has landed him in increasingly rare company, speaking to the longevity of his cultural relevance.

Last week, Snoop appeared alongside BTS on Benny Blanco’s new single, “Bad Decisions.” As you’d expect with three of music’s biggest names on board, the song debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, making ...Read more

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Olivia Rodrigo will induct Alanis Morissette into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

Olivia Rodrigo will help sing the praises of Alanis Morissette.

The 19-year-old Rodrigo will present Morissette with her induction into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame during the Sept. 24 ceremony in Toronto, organizers announced Tuesday.

“I remember hearing Alanis for the first time when I was about 13,” Rodrigo said in a statement....Read more

A lion goes Cujo in Will Packer's 'Beast' starring Idris Elba

ATLANTA — Idris Elba is going to test his box-office appeal as a lead in a big, brawny thriller with the upcoming film "Beast," in which he plays a dad protecting his two teenage daughters from a rampaging lion in South Africa.

It's also a major test for Atlanta producer Will Packer, best known for comedies like "Ride Along" and "Girls Trip" ...Read more

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Movie review: 'Immaculate Room' takes the shine off a potentially fascinating experiment

A $5 million cash prize to spend 50 days in an empty room— how hard could that be? This is the question posed by writer/director Mukunda Michael Dewil in the high-concept intimate drama “The Immaculate Room,” starring Emile Hirsch and Kate Bosworth.

“The Immaculate Room” calls to mind other projects like Joseph Kosinski’s ...Read more

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Family guide to new movie releases


No MPAA rating

What it’s about: A restaurant manager is swept away on an Italian work retreat by the CEO of her company, but she discovers something much darker lies below the surface.

The kid attractor factor: Not much. This is more of an indie adult comedy.

Good lessons/bad lessons: If you think it's too good to be true, ...Read more

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Redbox's top 10 DVD rentals

The top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks for the week of Aug. 8:

1. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 — Paramount

2. The Lost City — Paramount

3. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness — Marvel Studios

4. Gone in the Night — Redbox

5. Last Seen Alive — Redbox

6. The Bad Guys — Universal

7. Code Named Banshee — Screen Media

8. ...Read more

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Woodstock '99: 10 lessons learned from the 'Trainwreck'

It was supposed to be a celebration of peace, love and music, but what they got was feces, anger and fire.

Woodstock '99, the historically gross disaster of a music festival, is the subject of Netflix's three-part documentary "Trainwreck" (which originally carried the even more apt title, "Clusterf—").

It's the second feature-length look at ...Read more

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Sound Advice: A soundbar deal that will make your ears perk up

Better TV sound, terrific price: I usually lead off the column with a Q&A and if I have one, I put the capsule review or exceptional value afterwards. This week’s exceptional buy merits putting it first however.

By far the most frequent questions and complaints sent to this column regard difficulty hearing voices on television programs and ...Read more

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Commentary: 'The Devil Wears Prada' glamorized a toxic workplace. The musical tries a new approach

It's common knowledge that the coveted, cutthroat magazine depicted in the novel "The Devil Wears Prada" is a thinly veiled Vogue, where author Lauren Weisberger briefly worked as an assistant to longtime editor Anna Wintour. The 2006 film adaptation of Weisberger's book went on to gross $326 million worldwide largely because of its voyeuristic ...Read more

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Producers Aubrey Plaza, Tyler Davidson talk about new thriller 'Emily the Criminal'

At first, Aubrey Plaza is a little defensive when it's suggested that "Emily the Criminal" seems like a bit of a departure for her.

"Everything's a departure for me," the actress says during a recent video interview in advance of the film's release last week. "I mean, I don't feel like ... I've treaded on the same territory in a while."

Yes, ...Read more

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How brothers Michael and Kevin Bacon found inspiration for the duo's latest music release, 'Erato'

Brothers Michael and Kevin Bacon don’t always agree on everything.

After performing an eclectic mix of music together for nearly three decades as the Bacon Brothers, the duo have a fairly different approach and aesthetic when it comes to creating music. While they agree that the songs themselves are more important than trying to stick to any ...Read more