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Amy Schneider's historic 'Jeopardy!' reign has ended -- thanks to this question

After 41 games played, more than 1,200 correct responses given and $1,382,800 won, Amy Schneider's historic "Jeopardy!" reign has finally come to a close.

On Wednesday, the software engineering manager from Oakland, California, lost to Rhone Talsma, a Chicago librarian who ended the trailblazing champion's 40-day winning streak. Talsma's ...Read more

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Unpaid dancers say they worked side by side with paid dancers in 2021 Super Bowl halftime show

LOS ANGELES — A red suit coat and a hat. That's what some dancers were paid for more than 60 hours of work over a period of 10 days as part of the "field cast" during last year's Super Bowl LV halftime show featuring the Weeknd.

In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, dancer and choreographer Kahdre Walker recalled his experience as...Read more

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Amy Schneider's 40-game 'Jeopardy!' winning streak ends with loss to Chicago librarian

Amy Schneider’s historic 40-game winning streak on “Jeopardy!” came to an end Wednesday after Chicago multimedia librarian Rhone Talsma finished in first place with a score of $29,600 to Schneider's $19,600.

Talsma works at the Chicago Ridge Public Library and said that being a professional librarian does provide something of an edge.

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'Boba Fett' finally delivers 'The Mandalorian' crossover you've been waiting for

This story contains spoilers for “The Book of Boba Fett” Chapter 5.


Mando is back!

The fifth chapter of “The Book of Boba Fett” — aptly titled “Return of the Mandalorian” — shifts the spotlight from Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) to Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), the titular bounty hunter from “...Read more

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Why Spotify picked Joe Rogan over Neil Young in its misinformation fight

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many popular digital content platforms have adopted “misinformation” policies to limit users from sharing inaccurate or misleading information like hyping unproven treatments or making wild accusations about federally approved vaccines.

Some platforms’ policies specifically address the virus: Twitter ...Read more

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Neil Young pulled from Spotify after objection to Joe Rogan's presence on the platform

Hey hey, my, my, Neil Young is being pulled from Spotify.

Young published a letter Monday requesting that his music be pulled from the popular streaming platform over his objection to COVID misinformation being spread by podcaster Joe Rogan on “The Joe Rogan Experience.”

Rogan is Spotify’s most listened-to broadcaster.

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'Euphoria' star Sydney Sweeney pushed back on nude scenes with director's support

"Euphoria" star Sydney Sweeney has opened up about her experience objecting to shirtless scenes on the set of the hit HBO series.

In a recent interview with the Independent, Sweeney said "Euphoria" creator and director Sam Levinson supported her concerns about appearing nude on camera.

The gritty teen drama stars Sweeney as Cassie Howard, a ...Read more

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David Letterman to celebrate 'Late Night' 40th anniversary with Seth Meyers

David Letterman is coming home.

“Late Night” host Seth Meyers announced on his Tuesday night program that Letterman, who hosted the NBC program from 1982 to 1993, will join him on air on Feb. 1 to celebrate the show’s 40th anniversary.

Though other comedians including Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon hosted “Late Night” between ...Read more

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'Dune' actress Alicia Witt speaks on 'misconceptions' about parents' sudden deaths

“Dune” and “The Walking Dead” actress Alicia Witt has broken her silence concerning “misconceptions” about her parents’ deaths after the couple was found in their Massachusetts home late last month.

Robert Witt, 87, and Diane Witt, 75, were found dead on Dec. 20 with no obvious signs of trauma. Though there were reports about the ...Read more

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Kim Kardashian West's camp shuts down Kanye West's claim about a second sex tape

Kim Kardashian West's sexually explicit past — and arguably her first claim to fame — is still dogging her decades later. And it came by way of her soon-to-be ex-husband, Kanye West.

Ye, as West is now known, boasted in a Monday Hollywood Unlocked interview that he prevented a second Kardashian sex tape from coming out by retrieving a ...Read more

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Peter Robbins, original voice of Peanuts' Charlie Brown character, dies at 65

Actor Peter Robbins, the original voice of beloved Peanuts character Charlie Brown, has died. He was 65.

Robbins died by suicide, according to a statement his friend and agent Dylan Novak sent to the Los Angeles Times Wednesday. It is unclear when Robbins died.

Robbins, who frequented comic book conventions, began voicing Charlie Brown in 1963...Read more

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Dylan McDermott shifting from Dick Wolf's 'Organized Crime' to 'FBI: Most Wanted' as new lead

It looks like Dylan McDermott may be staging a comeback to the right side of the law.

The Emmy Award-nominated actor who plays cunning crime boss Richard Wheatley on “Law & Order: Organized Crime,” is moving to “FBI: Most Wanted,” following the departure of series lead Julian McMahon.

Both series are created and executive produced by ...Read more

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Rare Beatles collectibles being auctioned from Julian Lennon's collection

Beatles for sale.

A live and internet auction is underway, featuring items that once belonged to John Lennon and were left to his eldest son, Julian Lennon.

Those pieces of pop culture history include a cape worn by the former Beatle in the film “Help!,” a coat Lennon wore in “Magical Mystery Tour” and a trio of guitars plucked by the ...Read more

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Movie review: Adrien Brody revenge thriller 'Clean' could use some tidying

The gritty indie revenge thriller “Clean” is clearly a labor of love for Adrien Brody. Not only does he star, as a garbage man who goes by the moniker Clean, but he also produced the film, composed the score, contributed original music and makes his feature screenwriting debut, as a co-writer on the screenplay with director Paul Solet.

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On her birthday, Anita Baker announces return to live stage

Anita Baker is celebrating her birthday by sharing news of her return to the stage.

The Detroit R&B singer took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce a new Las Vegas engagement in May.

Baker, who signed the tweet "ABXO," did not elaborate on the details.

The "Sweet Love" singer played a five-show residency at the Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas ...Read more

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Halsey, J. Cole and Kid Cudi announced as 2022 Governors Ball headliners

NEW YORK — Huge headliners are headed to New York for the 2022 Governors Ball Music Festival.

Singer-songwriter Halsey and rappers J. Cole and Kid Cudi lead this year’s Gov Ball lineup, which was unveiled Tuesday. The three-day event is scheduled for June 10-12 at Citi Field in Queens.

Kid Cudi headlines the festival’s Friday ...Read more

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Family guide to new movie releases


No MPAA rating

What it’s about: A garbage man with a dark past has to confront his demons to move forward.

The kid attractor factor: This is a violent adult drama, not much of a draw for kids, maybe teens.

Good lessons/bad lessons: If you don't make peace with the past you'll have to go to war with it.

Violence: Some extreme ...Read more

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Will you be voting for 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' for best picture?

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” has grossed more than $1.6 billion globally — in the middle of a pandemic! — and has audiences roaring their approval as the movie brings back a host of familiar faces from the franchise’s past.

Now its producers are angling for more rewards, launching a best picture Oscar campaign. Does “Spider-Man: No Way...Read more

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Critics' guide on what to watch this weekend

'The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild'

A spinoff of the "Ice Age" prehistoric comedies, the animated "Buck Wild" features a whole lotta rodents. The title character is a weasel with an eye patch and a derring-do worthy of Indiana Jones. He comes to the aid of a pair of possums, Crash and Eddy, who run afoul of evil dinosaurs. Pro-cooperation, ...Read more


Sound Advice: Ensuring optimal sound quality with new setup

Q. I am assembling a vinyl playback system and am strongly considering the Cambridge AXR85 receiver with the Music Hall Classic turntable. Both components have built-in phono stages. What would I do to avoid interference between them and maximize sound quality?

—D.L., New Brighton, Minnesota

A. The turntable and receiver phono stages would ...Read more