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Lynda Hirsh On This Week's TV Gossip

Before "General Hospital" super couple Luke and Laura, there were Bill and Susan Hayes, who made the cover of Time Magazine. At the time, a very big deal and not too shabby now. At 94, Bill Hayes (Doug, "Days of Our Lives") is still going strong. Last week, the show celebrated his 50 years playing the sometime ne'er-do-well con man and always ...Read more

R. Kelly lawyers seek dismissal of racketeering charges against singer in NY

CHICAGO -- Lawyers for embattled singer R. Kelly said in a court filing Friday the federal racketeering charge brought against him in New York is a thinly veiled attempt to circumvent the statute of limitations on sexual misconduct and should be tossed out of court.

Kelly was charged in July in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn under the federal ...Read more

Coronavirus sidelines tours by Green Day, BTS and other acts touring Asia, Italy

LOS ANGELES -- Green Day and BTS have joined the list of music acts postponing or axing shows around the world due to coronavirus concerns.

"We have unfortunately made the difficult decision to postpone our upcoming shows in Asia due to the health + travel concerns with coronavirus," the "American Idiot" rockers tweeted Thursday. "We know it ...Read more

Coronavirus concerns prompt 'The Amazing Race' to halt production

In the face of growing coronavirus fears, production on world-travel competition series "The Amazing Race" has been halted, the network said Friday.

"CBS and the producers of 'The Amazing Race' have taken the precautionary measure of temporarily suspending production on the 33rd season of the series. All contestants and production staff are in ...Read more

Normani speaks out on Camila Cabello's 'devastating,' racist social media past

"Motivation" hitmaker and former Fifth Harmony member Normani is ready to talk about controversy surrounding her ex-bandmate Camila Cabello, whose racist social media posts recently resurfaced online.

"I want to be very clear about what I'm going to say on this uncomfortable subject and figured it would be best to write out my thoughts to avoid...Read more

Did 'The Simpsons' really predict the coronavirus outbreak? Twitter thinks so

First Donald Trump's presidency, then the Disney-Fox merger and now the coronavirus outbreak?

It appears the prophetic writers of "The Simpsons" have done it again, predicting yet another major world event -- or have they?

A series of stills from old episodes of the long-running animated comedy that have been circulating online this week seem ...Read more

From movies to concerts: Five ways the coronavirus is affecting Hollywood and entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- Fears about a coronavirus pandemic have prompted comparisons to the 2011 Steven Soderbergh thriller "Contagion." Even Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow, who starred in the movie, noted the parallel on social media this week, posting an Instagram photo of herself wearing a face mask, writing, "I've already been in this movie."

In real ...Read more

Ally Who? Lady Gaga returns to modern pop with new single 'Stupid Love'

Ally Maine has left the building.

Lady Gaga released a new single Thursday night, the 33-year-old pop singer's first piece of music since her acclaimed starring role opposite Bradley Cooper in his 2018 remake of "A Star Is Born." A knowing return to the flamboyant dance-pop sound that brought her to fame more than a decade ago, "Stupid Love" --...Read more

Tyler Perry hires doctor for second autopsy on nephew

ATLANTA -- Atlanta media mogul Tyler Perry announced he has hired a doctor to perform a second autopsy on his nephew, Gavin Porter, who was found dead in his jail cell Tuesday night.

"Three days ago, I got the horrible news that he allegedly committed suicide in prison. I say allegedly because, unfortunately, our criminal justice system and ...Read more

No, Garth Brooks did not endorse Bernie Sanders for president

Garth Brooks unintentionally upset a number of his fans who happen to be supporters of President Donald Trump.

Following a concert at Detroit's Ford Field last weekend in front of more than 70,000 fans, the country music star jumped on Instagram to thank everyone for coming out to the show. The photo shows Brooks adorned with a No. 20 jersey to...Read more

'Hillary' introduces a new, blunter Clinton — on her marriage, sexism and 2016

LOS ANGELES -- In January, as her fellow Democrats were crisscrossing the icy cornfields of Iowa and her former Senate colleagues were in Washington, D.C., bracing for the impeachment trial, Hillary Clinton was in sunny Southern California running on a ticket of a different sort.

The former Secretary of State, two-time presidential candidate ...Read more

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith makes 'rhythm on canvas' art works by drumming with sticks, not brushes

SAN DIEGO -- Drumming, at its best, can be an art form. Even so, Chad Smith still needed some persuasion before agreeing to create framed, gallery-ready "rhythm on canvas" art works with his drums and sticks, rather than with paint and brushes.

"I did have to be convinced," acknowledged Smith, who has been the drummer in Red Hot Chili Peppers ...Read more

Are you a Zoey or a Rob? On 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' and 'High Fidelity,' music is the lingua franca

In an upcoming episode of "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" -- NBC's splashy new musical-comedy series in which the title character is exposed to the innermost thoughts of people around her in the form of well-known pop songs -- Zoey's neighbor Mo sings the Platters' mid-1950s doo-wop classic "The Great Pretender."

For Zoey, played by Jane Levy, ...Read more

Who is Jack Cruz? Two David Lynch songs spotlight Netflix's 'primate star crooner'

David Lynch featuring Jack Cruz, "True Love's Flame" b/w "Dancin' in the World of Love" (Sacred Bones)

As explained in the advance release notes, the two love songs just issued by Los Angeles filmmaker and songwriter Lynch are sung "by the primate star crooner of yesteryear, Jack Cruz." It adds, vaguely: "Not much is known about Cruz's career ...Read more

Plácido Domingo, two days after sexual harassment apology, goes back on the offensive

Two days after issuing an apology for behavior that resulted in multiple allegations of sexual harassment, troubled opera star Placido Domingo has once again gone on the offense.

The tenor issued a new statement saying that his original statement had been misinterpreted as an admission of guilt by some members of the press and that, although he...Read more

East L.A. native (and Obama favorite) Angelica Garcia 'leans into her identity' on defiant new album

LOS ANGELES -- When Angelica Garcia got the news that America's only widely respected music critic -- Barack Obama -- had selected her single "Jicama" as one of his favorites of 2019, she first thought something much worse had happened.

"My phone kept going off and people were texting, 'Oh my God, I'm crying.' I thought, 'What happened? Who ...Read more

What's the deal with Netflix's 'Pokémon' movie? It's the first Pokémon remake

It's been over 20 years since 10-year-old Ash Ketchum first met Pikachu and embarked on a journey to become the very best Pokemon Master that ever was. The best friends have traveled across various lands, competed in countless battles and are still hitting new milestones.

Ash and Pikachu revisit their roots and tackle a few new firsts in their ...Read more

Taylor Swift directs Taylor Swift to be 'sexier,' 'more likable' in 'The Man' video

Rise and shine, patriarchy. Taylor Swift would like a word.

On Thursday morning, the pop star debuted her new video for "The Man," a standout from her recent "Lover" album that doubles as a musical middle finger to the male establishment. Directed by Swift, the video expands on the song's feminist themes and defiant lyrics.

"I'm so sick of ...Read more

'Party of Five' heads to Mexico to tackle deportation from the other side of the border

The following contains light spoilers from Wednesday's episode of "Party of Five," "Mexico."

The original "Party of Five" revolved around a group of white siblings forced to raise themselves after their parents are killed in a car crash. Nearly two decades later, Freeform's reboot, set in Echo Park, follows the Acosta siblings as they cope with...Read more

'The Invisible Man' review: Elisabeth Moss vs. a psycho-stalker-invisible ex-boyfriend

The "subtle secret of invisibility": That's how H.G. Wells described his title character's ace in the hole in the 1897 serial (and, later, novel) "The Invisible Man." That secret has been exploited subtly as well as crassly in the movies, from the 1933 Claude Rains version to the pervy Paul Verhoeven-directed Kevin Bacon vehicle "Hollow Man," a ...Read more