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Jussie Smollett explains why he attended BET Awards in rare public appearance

Attending the BET Awards was an easy decision for Jussie Smollett.

The actor wasn’t hesitant about going to Sunday’s ceremony in Los Angeles in a rare public appearance since being found guilty on five counts of disorderly conduct last year, he told “Extra” on the event’s red carpet.

“I made the commitment to myself to go where the...Read more

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Broadway's 'Music Man' star Sutton Foster tests positive for COVID for second time

COVID has hit Sutton Foster for the second time around.

The star of Broadway’s “The Music Man” announced that she tested positive again for the virus.

“Hi everybody I just wanted to let everyone know that today, this morning, I tested positive for COVID,” she shared in a video posted on Instagram Sunday. “I just send all my love to...Read more

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Carol Burnett to appear in final season of 'Better Call Saul,' which she calls her 'favorite show'

Better call Carol.

Carol Burnett has been tapped to star in the final season of the acclaimed drama “Better Call Saul.”

AMC announced Monday that Burnett will guest in multiple episodes of the series’ sixth season, playing a character named “Marion.”

The gritty “Breaking Bad” spinoff, which returns for its final six episodes ...Read more

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Tom Hanks strikes out in 'Elvis.' It's the rare misstep that illuminates a great career

During the opening moments of “Elvis,” Baz Luhrmann’s razzle-dazzle romp through the life and music of Elvis Presley, I couldn’t stop staring at one actor in particular. I’d entered the theater knowing almost nothing about the movie or who was in it, and although I had some idea of whom I was looking at, I couldn’t be entirely sure. ...Read more

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From Ye to Monáe, the 5 moments that stole the 2022 BET Awards show

The 2022 BET Awards ceremony on Sunday saw plenty of young artists pay their respects to veteran performers, as well as nationwide hot topics like Roe vs. Wade and gun safety.

Returning to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the star-powered show was hosted by “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson, who said the evening was meant to celebrate “...Read more

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Alec Baldwin doesn't care what you think: He's interviewing Woody Allen live Tuesday

Alec Baldwin is interviewing Woody Allen on Tuesday, and he "COULD NOT CARE LESS" what anyone thinks about it.

The veteran actor announced Sunday on social media that he will connect with the disgraced director via Instagram Live. They will likely discuss Allen's new essay collection, "Zero Gravity.

Baldwin's announcement comes more than a ...Read more

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Howard Stern and Robin Quivers drag Clarence Thomas in Roe v. Wade reversal

Howard Stern started his SiriusXM show on Monday by joking he was going to “party like it’s 1959″ in light of the Supreme Court’s Friday decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

The shock jock and his co-host Robin Quivers went on to suggest that right-leaning Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, as a Black man, may want to rethink moving the...Read more

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'The Black Phone' explained: A real life killer, childhood memories shaped the adaptation

The phone is dead. And it's ringing.

So reads the tagline for "The Black Phone," Scott Derrickson's haunting adaptation of Joe Hill's short story. The script, which Derrickson co-wrote with his producing partner Robert Cargill, stars Ethan Hawke as The Grabber, a sadistic kidnapper who stalks young boys in suburban Denver in the 1970s.

Hill, ...Read more

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All your burning questions about those creepy masks in 'The Black Phone,' answered

Scott Derrickson's "The Black Phone" introduces the latest in a long line of iconic Universal Studios horror characters with the Grabber, a sadistic serial killer and part-time magician who wears a set of unsettlingly dynamic devil masks.

The brainchild of Derrickson, designer Tom Savini and fabricator Jason Baker, the masks convey three ...Read more

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As Chapek weathers Disney drama, board gathers in Florida

For Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Chapek, the last few months have brought one headache after another.

Chapek navigated the company through an unprecedented pandemic that shuttered most of its business and oversaw the company's transformation into a streaming powerhouse.

But those accomplishments have largely been overshadowed in the ...Read more

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Diddy, Kanye and other surprises steer the BET Awards conversation from Lil Nas X

It was clear the night belonged to Diddy at the BET Awards on Sunday.

Up and down the red carpet, friends, collaborators and celebrities (some of whom weren’t born when Diddy dropped his debut single in 1997) cited his tribute performance as what they were most excited to see, praising his indefatigable work ethic and his list of ...Read more

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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong vows to renounce his citizenship after Roe reversal

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong doesn’t wanna be an American idiot.

At a London Stadium concert on Friday, the Oakland-born singer and guitarist vowed to renounce his United States citizenship shortly after the Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision.

“F— America,” Armstrong shouted. “I’m f— ...Read more

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Mishael Morgan becomes first Black lead to win a Daytime Emmy: 'So immensely proud'

LOS ANGELES -- “The Young and the Restless” star Mishael Morgan made history on Friday night as the first Black lead to win a Daytime Emmy Award.

At the ceremony in Pasadena, the 35-year-old actor from Trinidad and Tobago said she was “so honored to be a vessel and experience this moment.” Morgan, who plays Amanda Sinclair on the CBS ...Read more

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Alex Wagner to take over Rachel Maddow's MSNBC timeslot

Alex Wagner, the former MSNBC daytime host who returned to the network earlier this year, is stepping in for Rachel Maddow.

Wagner, 44, will take over the 9 p.m. timeslot at MSNBC on Aug. 16, covering the news Tuesday through Friday while Maddow keeps her gig on Mondays, the New York Times reported Monday.

“This is not a show where our hair ...Read more

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Samuel L. Jackson slams 'Uncle Clarence' Thomas after Roe v. Wade overturn

Actor Samuel L. Jackson ripped Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas over the weekend in the wake of the overturning of Roe v Wade, the landmark abortion ruling that established women’s right to lifesaving health care.

“How’s Uncle Clarence feeling about Overturning Loving v Virginia??!!” the star tweeted, referring to the Supreme Court...Read more


TV Tinsel: From her first acting role, 'there was no going back' for ascendant Lucy Boynton

It wasn’t some great moment in the theater that inspired British actress Lucy Boynton. It was the Stones, the Beatles and country music.

“I was born in New York and grew up my first five years there and have this image of my dad coming home from the office, a man in a suit, and the Beatles playing. I grew up with my dad being such a music ...Read more


Tom Cruise hot takes: 'Days of Thunder' is better than 'Top Gun,' and delivers more reasons for a full '90s rewatch

“Top Gun: Maverick” is the biggest global blockbuster of Tom Cruise’s already blockbustery career. Perhaps you’ve been compelled to rewatch the original “Top Gun” from 1986 — or, depending on your generation, watch it for the first time. But me? I went back to revisit another movie Cruise made with director Tony Scott and producers...Read more

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After 4 decades in music, Paul Peterson finally finds his own voice on new solo album

MINNEAPOLIS — It's been 37 years since Paul Peterson dropped his first album under the meticulous guidance of Prince. Despite releasing four solo albums and several group projects since then, Peterson never found his own voice — until now, with his new album, "Break on Free."

"I think this record represents me better than any of the other ...Read more

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'Keep on loving you!' Our true appreciation of the power ballad, an art form invented in Illinois

CHICAGO — Dear Illinois, I can’t fight this feeling anymore. It’s time to bring this ship into the shore, and throw away the oars. We sailed on together. We drifted apart. But I know, if the world turned upside down, I know you’d always be around. Your hands build me up when I’m sinking. The search is over. You were with me all the ...Read more

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How Disney star Dove Cameron became 'the bad girl next door'

"I've gone from the girl next door to the bad girl next door."

With a laugh — and an almost audible eye-roll — that's how Dove Cameron describes the journey she's been on with "Boyfriend," the sly, smoky electro-pop single that's made her one of 2022's breakout music acts after nearly a decade of acting work in the Disney Channel trenches. ...Read more