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Kanye West says 'I like Hitler' in shocking antisemitic rant on Alex Jones show

Kanye West repeatedly praised Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler for doing “good things” in a shocking new antisemitic rant Thursday with far-right media host Alex Jones.

Inexplicably wearing a face mask over his entire head, the superstar rapper who last month met with former President Donald Trump and white supremacist Nick Fuentes left little ...Read more

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Kanye's purchase of social network falls through amid ongoing antisemitic tirade

After weeks of virulent antisemitism, Kanye West is no longer set to buy the right-leaning social network Parler, the company announced Thursday.

“Parlement Technologies would like to confirm that the company has mutually agreed with Ye to terminate the intent of sale of Parler,” the company tweeted. “This decision was made in the ...Read more

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CNN is canceling 'Morning Express with Robin Meade,' another cost-cutting casualty

The budget cutting ax is in full swing at CNN.

The news network is shutting down “Morning Express,” the daily program hosted by Robin Meade has aired on CNN’s sister channel HLN since 2005.

Meade and her program’s staff will be departing CNN as part of an across-the-board reduction underway as parent company Warner Bros. Discovery ...Read more

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'The Wiz' will ease on back to Broadway in 2024. But first, a national tour

"The Wiz" will ease on down the road back to Broadway in an all-new adaptation set for 2024.

But before its return to New York, the Tony Award-winning musical will kick off a national tour next year in Baltimore, where the original production debuted in 1974.

The "entirely reimagined revival" will be helmed by theater vet and Black Theater ...Read more


Review: Tough love and hard lessons in 'The Inspection'

The son of a disapproving mother heads off to boot camp to "make himself a man" — big quotes around that phrase — in "The Inspection," a tough drama that takes a while to find its center.

Even if the movie spends most of its time dealing with the ins and outs of basic training, its depiction of the relationship between mother and child is ...Read more

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Robin Meade, entire Atlanta HLN news operations reportedly nixed amid CNN layoffs

ATLANTA — HLN as a news operation is no more.

Variety reported Thursday morning that Warner Bros. Discovery has nixed the entire Atlanta-based operation at CNN Center, citing multiple unnamed sources. CNN has not responded to inquiries seeking confirmation.

Chris Licht, who runs CNN’s news operations, has announced major layoffs that began...Read more


Review: Robert Downey Jr. takes a look at his father, and himself, in 'Sr.'

Robert Downey Jr. examines the life of his father, iconoclastic underground filmmaker Robert Downey Sr., in "Sr.," an intimate portrait of aging, parenthood and the way creativity is passed down through generations.

It's not quite warm and fuzzy but it is heartwarming, and Downey Jr. — one of the world's biggest movie stars, but also one of ...Read more

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Jason David Frank's wife sets record straight with details of night he died by suicide

Jason David Frank, the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” star who died in Texas on Nov. 19, took his own life, his wife confirmed in an interview Wednesday. She also said they had reconciled in their 19-year marriage in the weeks before his death.

Tammie Frank told People she was speaking out because she has been “harassed online” since he...Read more

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'Today' co-host Al Roker returns to hospital after scare with blood clots

Al Roker is back in the hospital "due to some complications" after experiencing a blood-clot scare last month.

The famed weatherman was absent Thursday from NBC's "Today" show in New York where co-anchor Hoda Kotb updated viewers on his condition. The announcement came shortly after Roker missed this year's tree-lighting ceremony at Rockefeller...Read more

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Scripted miniseries about Gladys Knight in the works

Gladys Knight, Atlanta’s R&B legend, is working on a scripted miniseries on her life, according to Deadline.

She has teamed up with Cineflix Productions, known for reality programs “Property Brothers” and “American Pickers.” The “Midnight Train to Georgia” singer just started her own production company Empress of Soul to help ...Read more

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Morgan Wallen will release new music Friday, after announcing 2023 world tour dates

Morgan Wallen has unveiled concert dates for his 2023 world tour and announced that he will release not one, but three new songs on Friday.

The country musician broke the news Thursday morning on social media where he revealed the titles of the soon-to-be-released tracks: 'One Thing at a Time,' 'Tennessee Fan' and 'Days That End in Why.' His ...Read more

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Birthday girl Bette Midler lashes out at Twitter troll

Fighting got dirty between Bette Midler and a Twitter troll who questioned her commitment to her community and the environment. It resulted in the outspoken singer dropping the F-bomb.

On Monday, a Twitter user going by Bookshelf Q. Battler mocked a Midler tweet celebrating the sun as “free, unlimited, clean energy” that day.

“Bette is ...Read more


Indie film/game studio Annapurna to launch animation division

LOS ANGELES — Annapurna, the boutique film studio behind this year's "She Said," as well as acclaimed works including "Booksmart" and "If Beale Street Could Talk," is expanding with an animation division to be headed by Blue Sky Studios and Walt Disney Animation veterans Robert Baird and Andrew Millstein.

The department, said Baird and ...Read more

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Teaser for Netflix's 'Harry & Meghan' docuseries promises glimpse inside royal drama

There are only about three lines of dialogue in the first teaser for "Harry & Meghan" — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's long-gestating and speculated-about Netflix project — but there's plenty of tension to kick off the new docuseries.

The streaming giant shared a peek Thursday at the former senior British royals' project, promising ...Read more


TV shows to watch this week: Dolly Parton saves Christmas special with old-time religion

'Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas'

Parton serves up plenty of cheese in this old-fashioned holiday special, channeling the late Olivia Newton-John in a "Grease" parody and trading stale jokes with an angel played by Willie Nelson. Those moments are pretty awful. But the 76-year-old legend eventually ditches the ridiculous production ...Read more

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Television Q&A: Will 'City on a Hill' return to resolve cliffhanger ending?

You have questions. I have some answers.

Q: I just saw the last episode of Season 3 of “City on a Hill” with Kevin Bacon, and it had a cliffhanger. Will there be a fourth season of this highly fantastic show?

A: No. Showtime announced in October that the third season of the drama, which also starred Aldis Hodge, is the last. The decision �...Read more


'George & Tammy' review: They were a towering couple of country music, but offstage their story was infused with sadness

“Stand By Your Man” was the most popular — and debated — song by Tammy Wynette. In “George & Tammy,” the six-part Showtime drama about her short but complicated marriage to fellow country music star George Jones, she sings that famous song twice, first in the recording studio when she’s not fully on board with it yet.

Then she ...Read more

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'Power Rangers' star Jason David Frank died by suicide, wife confirms

“Power Rangers” star Jason David Frank died by suicide last month, his wife said.

A cause of death was not released in a previous announcement.

“I loved my husband, and we were trying to work through our problems,” Tammie Frank told People. “His death comes as much a shock to me as anyone else. The truth is, I had no idea that Jason ...Read more

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GMA hosts Amy Robach, T.J. Holmes 'dating in the open' after locking social media accounts

Good morning, Cupid.

The relationship between “Good Morning America” co-anchors Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes didn’t start until after the journalists “both broke up with their spouses in August within weeks of each other,” a source told People.

Robach, 49, and Holmes, 45, promptly went dark on Instagram after their romance was first ...Read more

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Reese Witherspoon 'in' for playing Judge Judy in a biopic

She can do the role justice.

Reese Witherspoon is weighing in on whether she’ll ever make the jump from playing a fictional lawyer to a real life TV judge.

The Oscar winner, 46, on Tuesday told E! News that she is “in” regarding the possibility of playing Judge Judy Sheindlin in a potential biopic.

“She’s my girlfriend,” said ...Read more