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Celine Dion to make comeback performance during Paris Olympics opening ceremony

Celine Dion is reportedly set to take the stage at the Olympics opening ceremony on Friday, marking her first performance since she was diagnosed with stiff person syndrome in 2022.

The French Canadian diva paused touring due to the rare condition, a “progressive neurological disorder” which often results in stiffness and muscle spasms that...Read more

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NSYNC still considering making new music, potential reunion tour

NEW YORK — The members of NSYNC are still considering making new music and a potential reunion tour, two decades after they went their separate ways, and just weeks after Justin Timberlake’s DWI arrest.

Chris Kirkpatrick told Entertainment Tonight on Monday that the boy band has been mulling over such a comeback “for a while.”

“We’...Read more

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Cause of death revealed for Clint Eastwood's longtime girlfriend Christina Sandera

LOS ANGELES — Christina Sandera — the longtime girlfriend of Clint Eastwood — died of a heart attack, the Monterey County Health Department has reportedly confirmed.

Her immediate cause of death was listed as cardiac arrhythmia, a disorder in which, according to the Mayo Clinic, the electrical impulses in the heart malfunction and cause ...Read more

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Appreciation: John Mayall, dead at 90, was pivotal in careers of Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac and more

SAN DIEGO — John Mayall’s death Monday at the age of 90 from undisclosed causes came less than three months before he was to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. But for scores of music fans, the legendary godfather of British blues has been a hall of famer since the 1960s when his storied band, the Bluesbreakers, was a pivotal ...Read more

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'Veep' viewership surges as Kamala Harris seeks Democratic nomination for president

Life imitates art, right?

When Vice President Kamala Harris announced her Democratic presidential bid, social media posts began making comparisons to "Veep," the critically acclaimed HBO series in which Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays the vice president, eventually taking over as the president.

As it turns out, the renewed interest in the political ...Read more

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'Of course' SpongeBob has autism, voice actor Tom Kenny says. 'That's his superpower'

Tom Kenny is canonizing a popular "SpongeBob SquarePants" fan theory.

Kenny, who has voiced the animated series' star sponge since the show's premiere in 1999 and received two Daytime Emmy Awards for his performance, recently confirmed that his character has autism.

"SpongeBob's kind of on the spectrum, too, as a character," he said during a ...Read more

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Adjoa Andoh, Lady Danbury on 'Bridgerton,' says series still fails to light Black skin properly

Adjoa Andoh, who plays Lady Danbury on Netflix's Regency-era show "Bridgerton," says the series still doesn't light Black skin properly, despite its diverse cast.

"The continuing conversation about lighting Black skin — on every show, nothing's changed," she said in a recent podcast.

Andoh, who also had roles in films "Invictus" and "...Read more

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Nirvana's Krist Novoselić launches centrist Cascade Party

SEATTLE — A few hours before showtime, Krist Novoselić folds his long frame into a plush couch in Belltown Yacht Club’s dark green room. The sweltering, mid-July club date was just another rock show for the Nirvana bassist. Novoselić and an assembled-on-the-fly band were playing an unusual “political convention.”

“I’m not running ...Read more

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Cher sets November release date for 1st installment of 2-part memoir, 'Cher: The Memoir, Part One'

LOS ANGELES — Cher will turn back time and tell her life's story in a two-part memoir — because the music icon has a life "too immense for only one book," her publisher said.

The Grammy, Oscar and Emmy Award winner — who says she fought for more than 70 years to live her life on her terms — announced the release date Wednesday for her ...Read more

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Comic-Con: 13 things to see or do as the San Diego fan event returns

ANAHEIM, Calif. — San Diego Comic-Con returns Thursday to celebrate popular culture in every shape and form for four days in downtown San Diego, July 25-28.

Comic books, sure, and cosplayers, too. But Hollywood is back again this year after industry strikes sidelined most movie and TV presentations at the annual convention in 2023.

We did a ...Read more

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'The Simpsons' predicted Kamala Harris' presidential run: A look at the show's history of forecasting

Throughout its 768 episodes and 35 seasons on television, "The Simpsons," the longest-running American animated show, has made eerily accurate predictions about the future. Whether the writers use a crystal ball or it's a fun coincidence remains a topic of debate. For the believers: One more coincidence — or forecast — has come to light. ...Read more

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Metallica will perform a benefit show in Southern California in December

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Metallica is calling all fans to raise their horns for a good cause.

The heavy metal band will perform an acoustic and electric set at the YouTube Theater in Inglewood on Friday, Dec. 13. The benefit concert and auction lineup have yet to be fully announced but a press release by the group has confirmed appearances by actor ...Read more

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Hailey Bieber, soon-to-be mom, 'didn't feel good' hiding her pregnancy for 6 months

When Hailey Bieber and husband Justin Bieber announced in May that they were expecting their first child, the model was nearly six months pregnant and ready for some "freedom to go out and live my life."

"I didn't enjoy the stress of not being able to enjoy my pregnancy outwardly," the model and Rhode cosmetics founder said in a recent ...Read more

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'Charlie Hustle & the Matter of Pete Rose' review: A soiled baseball great attempts to come clean

By his stats alone, Pete Rose was one of Major League Baseball’s greats. But in 1989, he was banned for life after an investigation found he was betting on his team’s games during his time as manager of the Cincinnati Reds. In the years since, he’s launched campaigns lobbying for a reversal, but offered little by way of contrition. At 83, ...Read more

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Movie review: 'Dìdi' captures fleeting moments of growing up

One of the most plaintive refrains of the Y2K era was sung by Mark Hoppus of Blink-182: “Well, I guess this is growing up.” Their hit song “Dammit” was released in 1997, and precedes Sean Wang’s narrative feature debut “Dìdi,” set in 2008, by a decade, but the poignant pop-punk sentiment hangs over this emo-era coming-of-age ...Read more

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Family guide to new movie releases

'DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE'

Rated R for strong bloody violence and language throughout, gore and sexual references.

What it’s about: Irascible potty-mouthed superhero Deadpool teams up with stoic Wolverine in a farewell salute to 20th Century Fox's Marvel era (as produced by Disney).

The kid attractor factor: Teens will definitely be drawn to ...Read more

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TV review: Okee Dokee Brothers transform their tunes into a ponderous cartoon

Kids drawn more to philosophers than pop-up books will be stimulated by "Brambletown," an animated special showcasing one of Minnesota's most celebrated bands.

The Okee Dokee Brothers, a Grammy winning folk duo based in Minneapolis, specialize in music with a whimsical sound and thought-provoking lyrics; they never talk down to children.

Still...Read more

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Sound Advice: QLED TV bargains and travel-ready displays

Q. A few months ago you gave an ecstatic review of a $1,000 75-inch TV. Could you tell me what brand, model, etc., and where I can see one in person?

—E.T., Minneapolis

A. You are referring to the TCL Q6 QLED 4K Smart TV, which uses the Google TV operating system. I did not review the entire TV but mentioned it had the best TV tuner I had ...Read more

'Best guitar player in the world' with strong Bay Area ties dies at 81

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jerry Miller, a founding member of the pioneering ’60s San Francisco psychedelic rock band Moby Grape, died July 20 in Tacoma, Washington.

Miller had just turned 81 earlier this month. The cause of death was not immediately available.

News of his passing was posted on social media channels — including on a Moby Grape ...Read more

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John Mayall, pioneering British blues musician, dies at 90

LOS ANGELES — John Mayall, the musician and bandleader often referred to as the godfather of the British blues — and whose long-running group the Bluesbreakers incubated some of rock music's biggest talents, including Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor and Mick Fleetwood — died Monday at his home in California, according to a statement posted by ...Read more