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Latin music takes the lead as the fastest-growing genre in US

LOS ANGELES — Halfway through 2024, Latin music is the fastest-growing genre on streaming services in the United States, according to a new report released Tuesday by entertainment data analysis company Luminate.

The burgeoning genre had nearly 51 billion streams as of June 27, a 15.1% increase over the same period last year, and is seeing a ...Read more

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Review: 'Those About to Die' retreads blood-soaked ground of previous ancient Rome depictions

I'm not much given to making predictions, but it seems a safe bet that in 100 or even 500 years, in whatever has become the hot entertainment medium of the day, someone will be making an epic of ancient Rome. The context might be different, depending on, say, whether the audience is living in a republic or an empire, but the basics will remain ...Read more

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Laurie Metcalf, back in Chicago, talks about what she misses from Steppenwolf -- and being an 'inveterate creature of the stage'

CHICAGO — Laurie Metcalf, an early ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and, at age 69, among the most famous and beloved of American stage actresses, is currently starring in Samuel L. Hunter’s play “Little Bear Ridge Road” at the theater through Aug. 4.

We recently spoke at Steppenwolf about the world premiere play ...Read more

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Body of 'Top Chef' alum Naomi Pomeroy recovered from Oregon river after tubing accident

The body of celebrity chef and "Top Chef" alum Naomi Pomeroy has been recovered from a river in western Oregon, authorities confirmed Wednesday.

The Benton County Sheriff's Office said Pomeroy's body was located Wednesday morning in the Willamette River about half a mile upstream of Hyak Park between Corvallis and Albany, Oregon.

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Bob Newhart, the beloved comedian who never forgot his Chicago roots, dies at 94

CHICAGO — Never, in the lively history of show business, has there been anybody like Bob Newhart and it was in Chicago that he burst onto the entertainment landscape. For more than half a century he remained a vital, admired and impossible-to-imitate presence in nightclubs, on albums, in films and, most profoundly, on TV.

After a lifetime of ...Read more

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Comedic legend Bob Newhart dies at 94

Bob Newhart, the genial funnyman whose button-down mind produced a treasure trove of TV comedy, died Thursday at age 94.

Newhart’s publicist confirmed his death to the Daily News, saying he died at his home in Los Angeles following a series of short illnesses.

The suburban Chicago native began his illustrious career in the late 1950s before ...Read more

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Fred Armisen, Riki Lindhome of 'Wednesday' reveal they've been married for 2 years

"Wednesday" actors Fred Armisen and Riki Lindhome confirmed Wednesday that they tied the knot two years ago.

The couple, friends for more than 15 years, are also parents to 2-year-old son Keaton, whom Lindhome welcomed about two weeks into her romantic relationship with the "Portlandia" star via surrogate.

"The traditional way to land a man is...Read more

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Chappell Roan on the toll of pop fame: 'I miss just walking around being by myself'

Chappell Roan says she misses walking around and being herself after becoming famous.

The 26-year-old pop singer talked about what she missed about life before she made it big, appearing on "The Comment Section With Drew Afualo" podcast Wednesday.

"[Doing] drugs in public, that's what I miss ...," Roan told Afualo. "Like making out with ...Read more

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The Zombies cancel tour following founding member Rod Argent's stroke

Legendary rock musician Rod Argent is retiring from touring after recently suffering a stroke, and his band the Zombies have announced they are canceling their current tour.

Argent, who served as keyboardist and songwriter for the band, was hospitalized last month following his 79th birthday celebration in London, Syracuse.com reported. ...Read more

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The Apollo makes history as first institution honored by Kennedy Center

NEW YORK — The Apollo, Francis Ford Coppola and the Grateful Dead are among the 47th annual class of Kennedy Center honorees, marking the first time a cultural institution will be feted at the annual ceremony.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday announced those who will be recognized for lifetime artistic ...Read more

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Jennifer Lopez dons wedding ring in Hamptons after Ben Affleck-free anniversary

NEW YORK — Jennifer Lopez sported her wedding ring while shopping in the Hamptons this week after she and Ben Affleck spent their second wedding anniversary apart.

The 54-year-old Bronx-born pop star’s marital bling was visible Wednesday when she was spotted shopping in an all-white ensemble, according to photos published by People.

The ...Read more

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Angelina Jolie wants Brad Pitt to 'end the fighting' by dropping his winery lawsuit

Angelina Jolie’s attorney said Wednesday the actress wants ex-husband Brad Pitt to “end the fighting” by dropping his lawsuit against her regarding their winery in France.

Jolie sold her half of Château Miraval for $67 million in October 2021, prompting Pitt to file a lawsuit claiming she violated a verbal agreement they had.

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Ingrid Andress cancels tour dates following 'drunk' national anthem, rehab announcement

Country singer Ingrid Andress has canceled several of her upcoming tour dates following her widely criticized national anthem and subsequent announcement she was entering rehab.

The 32-year-old Grammy nominated artist was initially scheduled to perform in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday night, in Denver next week and in Minneapolis on Aug. 3...Read more

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Review: Thrill seekers chase love, likes in 'Skywalkers: A Love Story'

A pair of influencer daredevils take their love to insane heights in "Skywalkers: A Love Story," a thrilling documentary that's part heist movie, part Instagram romance.

Angela Nikolau is a Russian rooftopper — that's the name given to social media thrill junkies who trespass into tall buildings to photograph themselves from the tops of said ...Read more

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Selena Gomez's 'Murders in the Building' acting-producer roles and more Latinos break Emmy barriers

LOS ANGELES — The 2024 Emmy nominations rolled out early Wednesday with several Latino actors breaking personal and industrywide barriers.

Selena Gomez locked in two Emmy nominations for her work in the Hulu series “Only Murders in the Building.”

She received her first acting nomination as lead actress in a comedy series for her ...Read more

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Soul Asylum and Hippo Campus drop new songs, album news ahead of Minnesota Yacht Club gigs

MINNEAPOLIS — Two of Minnesota's top-selling rock bands from different eras, Hippo Campus and Soul Asylum, each released new songs and accompanying album news this week ahead of big hometown gigs at this weekend's Minnesota Yacht Club festival.

On Wednesday, Soul Asylum debuted its dirt-shaking new tune, "High Road," alongside news that it ...Read more

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What to know if you're headed to the Minnesota Yacht Club Festival

ST PAUL, Minn. — For the first time in a dozen years, St. Paul’s Harriet Island Regional Park will host a major rock and pop music festival, dubbed the Minnesota Yacht Club Festival, on Friday and Saturday.

Headlined by Gwen Stefani, Alanis Morissette and Red Hot Chili Peppers, the festival (which despite its name has nothing to do with ...Read more

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Kathy Griffin and Randy Bick reach agreement that allows him to come pick up his stuff

LOS ANGELES — Under an agreement on terms that will finalize Kathy Griffin and Randy Bick's divorce, Bick will be allowed to visit the home he shared with the comedian in the company of a third-party "chaperone" to pick up the rest of his stuff.

Their agreement — which Bick's attorneys filed Tuesday in L.A. Superior Court — follows a ...Read more

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Sterlin Harjo on legacy of 'Reservation Dogs' and its Emmy nods: 'People crave different stories'

LOS ANGELES — Three seasons, three years, 28 episodes and at last, "Reservation Dogs" has an Emmy nomination for comedy series.

And that's not all. The FX show, which began streaming on Hulu in 2021, received three additional nominations on Wednesday, including a lead acting nom for D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, who plays Bear Smallhill on the ...Read more

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'Shōgun' co-creators Justin Marks and Rachel Kondo on their 25 Emmy nominations: 'It's surreal'

LOS ANGELES — For "Shōgun" creators Rachel Kondo and Justin Marks, Emmy nominations morning started quite early.

"We were listening to the roosters crowing at 5 in the morning here," said Marks during a video call from Hawaii on Wednesday after the 76th Emmy Award nominations were announced. "It's just so damn early."

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