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Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus' 'Rainbowland' banned from first-grade spring concert

"Rainbowland," a song by Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus that celebrates acceptance, was recently banned from a spring concert set list at a Wisconsin elementary school.

Sarah Schindler's first-grade daughter came home from school last week, eager to show her mom the songs she'd be performing in the spring concert. She pulled up the songs on ...Read more

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'Abbott Elementary' star Sheryl Lee Ralph reveals 'famous TV judge' sexually assaulted her

Sheryl Lee Ralph has revealed that a famous TV judge sexually assaulted her in the workplace, while network executives looked on and encouraged her to keep quiet.

The actress, whose credits include TV series such as “Abbott Elementary” and “Moesha,” as well as the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls,” detailed the incident during a recent ...Read more

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Gwyneth Paltrow takes the stand in ski-collision trial

Gwyneth Paltrow took the stand Friday in her civil trial over allegations that she negligently crashed into a retired optometrist in 2016, allegedly causing lasting damage.

Paltrow has been on hand in the Park City, Utah, courtroom since the trial began Tuesday and has listened to testimony from witnesses called by lawyers representing her ...Read more

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Jason Sudeikis takes a hit in custody battle as Olivia Wilde alleges financial woes

LOS ANGELES — “Ted Lasso” star Jason Sudeikis’ request to have his custody battle with ex Olivia Wilde moved to New York was just rejected as Wilde argued that the ongoing litigation is draining her finances.

A hearing set for Friday in Los Angeles was meant to address where the case over the former couple’s two children Daisy, 6, and...Read more

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Review: Al Franken was good enough, smart enough as host of 'The Daily Show'

Al Franken's week behind the "Daily Show" desk won't inspire a campaign to make him the long-running program's permanent host. But it was a firm reminder that the former Minnesota senator's top priority these days is comedy.

The man who once lobbied, unsuccessfully, to be the "Weekend Update" anchor on "Saturday Night Live," started his four-...Read more

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Rosalía and Rauw Alejandro confirm engagement in adorably intimate 'Beso' video

"Beso" and tell: Rosalía and Rauw Alejandro are engaged.

The Spanish flamenco singer and Puerto Rican pop star revealed their engagement Friday in the intimate music video for their new song, "Beso," a single from their joint EP, "RR," which came out the same day.

The video consists of intimate behind-the-scenes clips that the globe-trotting ...Read more

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Move out the way, Adidas: Beyoncé just debuted a fashion line with this luxury brand

Beyoncé and Balmain have teamed up for a new clothing line that's giving big "Renaissance" energy.

The "Break My Soul" hit-maker and Balmain Creative Director Olivier Rousteing revealed on social media Friday that they have collaborated for the brand's Renaissance Couture, a collection of bold statement gowns and ensembles inspired by songs on...Read more

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Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth announce divorce after nearly 12 years of marriage

Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth have called it quits after more than 11 years of marriage.

The two announced the news with a statement posted Friday to Witherspoon's Instagram, just days before they were to celebrate their 12th anniversary on Sunday.

"It is with a great deal of care and consideration that we have made the difficult decision to...Read more

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Baltimore-born actor Lance Reddick 'was a giant, and not just on the screen'

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore-born actor Lance Reddick could converse knowledgeably about the difference between hiring a doula and a midwife for help during childbirth. In high school, he dropped out of football — a sport at which he excelled — because it might interfere with his dream of playing and composing classical piano. For years, he ...Read more

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Coachella 2023: Heineken House reveals its hip-hop, R&B and dance music lineup

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Heineken House, which is located inside the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, has announced lineups for both of its weekends in the desert and its roster is filled with house, hip-hop and R&B artists.

During weekend one, April 14-16, the Heineken House will feature Walker & Royce, Felix Da Housecat, Hannah...Read more

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Selena Gomez tells her fans to chill: Hailey Bieber getting death threats is not OK

Selena Gomez is telling her fervent followers to stand down amid the theoretical online feud between her and beauty influencer Hailey Bieber,

Followers have been invested in the beauty moguls' social media exchanges ever since Bieber allegedly shaded (in fans' eyes) Gomez's botched eyebrow lamination in February, a debacle henceforth known as ...Read more


Review: Suspenseful and wrenching, 'Tori and Lokita' is the Dardenne brothers' best in years

There's a scene near the end of "Tori and Lokita," Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's strongest work in nearly a decade, that illustrates the difference — the chasm, really — between empathy and identification. Twelve-year-old Tori (Pablo Schils) and 17-year-old Lokita (Joely Mbundu), African-born immigrants who have made their way to a bustling...Read more

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Has Beyoncé seen 'Swarm' yet? Series co-creator Janine Nabers says it's possible

It seems that even Queen Bey can't escape the buzz around "Swarm."

Janine Nabers, who co-created "Swarm" with Donald Glover, said in an interview with Vulture published Tuesday that the music legend could very well be among the series' many viewers.

When asked if Beyoncé had seen the show, Nabers said, "I think she has, actually.

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Kiss biopic, 'Shout It Out Loud,' coming to Netflix in 2024

Kiss, the rock band behind hits such as “Rock and Roll All Nite” and “Detroit Rock City,” are the latest musicians to get the biopic treatment.

A film documenting the early days of the New York City-formed outfit is expected to premiere on Netflix in 2024.

The band’s longtime manager Doc McGhee offered an update about the project, ...Read more

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Jameela Jamil is launching a new NSFW podcast, and the press tour has been chaotic

Jameela Jamil is going all in on the messiness of bad dates for her upcoming podcast — and it seems the series' NSFW chaos has made its way into the star's recent morning show appearances.

Jamil, known for "The Good Place" and "She-Hulk," appeared on the "Today" show Tuesday to promote her "Bad Dates" podcast. When she opened up about a "...Read more

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How Keanu Reeves' stunt double became 'John Wick's' action auteur

LOS ANGELES — For four films and counting, Keanu Reeves has fought, shot and slashed his way to hell and back again as tormented hit man John Wick, a boogeyman with a sky-high body count and a soft spot for puppies in an underworld of killers.

And for nearly 10 years, the man behind Reeves building the bespoke world of "John Wick" has been ...Read more

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Chris Martin says Bruce Springsteen's rockin' 73-year-old body inspired his new diet

When it comes to Chris Martin's diet, he's looking at the stars and everything they do.

"You're Chris Martin, Coldplay, massively successful," host Conan O'Brien said to the musician on the "Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend" podcast released Wednesday. "So you get to have dinner with the people that you grew up listening to, and I'm curious, have ...Read more

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My worst moment: The fib that cost 'CSI: Vegas' star Paula Newsome an audition -- and her dignity

CHICAGO — Early in her career, “CSI: Vegas” star and Chicago native Paula Newsome was a local theater actor. By chance, this was around the same time that her future “CSI” co-star William Petersen was also doing theater in Chicago.

Coming up on the show, Newsome has a major storyline airing March 30. “The storyline involves a ...Read more

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With a Pink Floyd cover band, we listen to 'The Dark Side of the Moon' on its 50th anniversary

CHICAGO — The other day I called Kyle Stong and asked if I could come over to his house and listen to “The Dark Side of the Moon” with him. It was like I was in junior high again. Except, I didn’t know him and he didn’t know me. But the album turned 50 years old this month, and I didn’t want to celebrate alone. Plus, Stong is co-...Read more


Review: 'The Night Agent' and 'Agent Elvis': A double dose of spies

Since Sean Connery lit a cigarette at a chemin de fer table and first introduced himself as "Bond, James Bond" in "Dr. No," spies have rarely been far from the big or little screen, coming in all shapes and sexes, served straight or as spoofs. Within the space of a week, Netflix has premiered two such series: the straightforward conspiracy ...Read more