Dessi Gomez

Journalist and Copywriter

United States

Currently: Blogger/Reporter for TheWrap

Past Professional Experiences:

Journalism - Arts Desk Intern at the Los Angeles Times
Features Freelancer (& Past Intern) for In the Bend at The South Bend Tribune

Copywriting - Inseev Interactive (Freelance) and Reproductive Sciences Medical Company (Freelance)

University of Notre Dame, Class of 2021
American Studies Major
Journalism, Ethics and Democracy & Gender Studies Minor

Past School Media: News Editor for Scholastic Magazine at Notre Dame,
Scene (& Sports for a Semester) Writer for The Observer

Published Works: My American Studies senior thesis, "The Myths of Taylor Swift: Race, Gender and Politics & Constructing 'Miss Americana'"

Portfolio

TheWrap Awards Magazine Pieces & Digital Covers

TheWrap
12/02/2021
How House of Gucci Costume Designer Dressed Lady Gaga With No Repeats

"House Of Gucci," Ridley Scott's operatic drama about the assassination of fashion heir Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) by his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga), weaves a rich tapestry out of real and fabricated events. But there are no cutting corners when it comes to designing the costumes for a film about Italy's most storied fashion family.

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01/02/2023
Matilda the Musical Star Reveals Her Favorite Song

"Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical" director Matthew Warchus didn't particularly enjoy school until he got to university, and that's when he discovered what he wanted to do with his life.

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12/30/2022
Matilda Star Lashana Lynch Felt Protective Over the Kids on Set

When actress Lashana Lynch took on the role of Miss Honey in Netflix's "Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical," she found herself immersed in the part in ways she didn't quite expect. "I stepped so far into Miss Honey that I started to worry about the children's mental health," she told TheWrap in a recent interview, referring to the contentious dynamic between Miss Honey and Emma Thompson's evil Miss Trunchbull.

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12/24/2022
Naomi Acki's Secret to Playing Whitney Houston in I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Actress and singer Naomi Ackie credits dialect coaches Tangela Large, Bridgette Jackson and Denise Woods with helping her immerse herself in the voice of the one and only Whitney Houston for the biopic "Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody," and says nailing down Houston's speaking voice was the key to inhabiting the role - especially since Ackie is English.

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12/16/2022
Adapting Something From Tiffany's: How the Holiday Rom-Com Was Made

Producer of "Something From Tiffany's" Lauren Neustadter credits costars Kendrick Sampson ("Insecure") and Zoey Deutch ("Not Okay," "Set It Up"), as well as casting director Ronna Kress, with transforming the story of the film, adapted from Melissa Hill's book that came out over a decade ago.

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12/09/2022
How Firefly Lane Season 2 Part 1 Tests Kate and Tully's Bond

When "Firefly Lane" co-executive producer and author of the novel Kristin Hannah met with the TV adaptation's creator Maggie Friedman, she gave her two pointers on the core of the story, which chronicles the ever-evolving friendship between quirky, methodical Kate Mularkey (Sarah Chalke) and bold, ambitious Tallulah 'Tully' Hart.

TheWrap
12/04/2022
Firefly Lane Season 2 Part 1 Finale Ending Explained

"Firefly Lane" Season 2 Part 1 marks the beginning of the end of the Netflix series' adaptation of Kristin Hannah's best-selling 2008 novel, closing on quite the cliffhanger before we see how the story ends in Part 2 sometime in 2023. And for creator Maggie Friedman, this was the ideal way to close out this adaptation.

TheWrap
11/19/2022
Soman Chainani Credits Taylor Swift With Inspiring Gender-Flipped Fantasy

"The School for Good and Evil" author Soman Chainani took inspiration for his narration point of view from the one and only Taylor Swift. "I, growing up was super over-emotional, especially when it came to romance and boys and all those things," he told TheWrap in an interview.

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11/18/2022
School for Good and Evil Author Hopeful for Sequel

After Netflix released its adaptation of "The School for Good and Evil," author of the bestselling book series Soman Chainani is hopeful a sequel film is possible, but he noted a decision likely won't be made for some time. "There's no news either way.

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11/15/2022
How School for Good and Evil Author Soman Chainani Helped Steer the Adaptation

"The School for Good and Evil" author Soman Chainani had the chance to step into the world (and castle) he constructed in a creative cameo appearance similar to that of Jenny Han in the adaptations of two of her beloved trilogies "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" and "The Summer I Turned Pretty."

TheWrap
11/16/2022
Henry Cavill on Enola Holmes 2 and What's Next for Sherlock

Before donning Superman's cape once more, Henry Cavill reprised a different, but also well-known role with quite the fandom - Sherlock Holmes. In Netflix's "Enola Holmes 2," Cavill portrays Sherlock, but as seen through the lens of his younger sister Enola (Millie Bobby Brown), who stars in the sequel.

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11/10/2022
A Lot of People Will Be Embarrassed by Colin Kaepernick Doc, Jemele Hill Says

Jemele Hill's memoir "Uphill" just came out, but she has yet another major project on the horizon: a documentary about professional football player Colin Kaepernick that she is producing. And she predicts when the film is released, "a lot" of people will be embarrassed by how they treated Kaepernick.

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11/09/2022
Jemele Hill Wishes She Wasn't Right to Call Trump a White Supremacist

Journalist Jemele Hill takes no satisfaction in having called former president Donald Trump a white supremacist ahead of the curve. "While, I guess on one hand, you could I guess say that I should take some level of 'I told you so' into this, I don't really see it that way," Hill told TheWrap during a recent interview.

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11/04/2022
Enola Holmes 2 Credits Scene Explained: Who Plays Watson?

As if the ending of "Enola Holmes 2" isn't complicated enough, the film's post-credits scene sets up an entirely new wrinkle to the franchise - albeit an exciting one. For context, Sherlock battles a sense of loneliness throughout the film, and Enola recognizes this.

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11/04/2022
Enola Holmes 2 Ending Explained: Who's the Villain?

"Enola Holmes 2" ends by pulling out all the stops. The Sherlock siblings collide when their cases overlap, something Sherlock reveals about halfway through the film, and there is not one but two antagonists who reveal themselves at the end of the movie.

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10/25/2022
How From Scratch Creator Honored Her Late Husband

Showrunner and co-creator Attica Locke repeatedly persuaded her sister Tembi to write down her one-of-a-kind love story in memoir form, which eventually became the New York Times bestselling book "From Scratch," and now that memoir is a tremendously popular Netflix series.

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10/25/2022
How Midnight Club Cinematographer Made Netflix Show Scary

In cinematographer James Kniest's eyes, psychology is the hidden element that makes a show like "The Midnight Club" spooky, along with other more obvious ingredients like a haunted hospice house, spiritual and religious symbols, the occult and, of course, the classic jump scare.

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10/23/2022
How From Scratch Creator Mined Her True Story for Netflix Series

The new Netflix series "From Scratch" tells a fictionalized account of author Tembi Locke's real life story - one of love, loss, family, food and fighting for all of those things across multiple cultures, races and geographical locations like Los Angeles, California and Sicily, Italy.

TheWrap
10/14/2022
How Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Made Shawn Mendes a Singing Croc

Lyle the crocodile is not meant to be judged by his exterior, just like Bernard Waber's childrens book from which he originated. If both were judged by their covers, readers and viewers would surely miss out. "We made the movie because we loved the book," said director Josh Gordon in an interview with TheWrap.

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10/14/2022
How Lena Dunham Brought Modernity to Catherine Called Birdy

Director Lena Dunham detailed a ten-year process of getting "Catherine Called Birdy," based on her favorite book since the age of 10, made into a film. "Before I even understood that there were people whose job it was to make movies, I thought, I wish that was a movie," Dunham told TheWrap in a recent interview.

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10/07/2022
Luckiest Girl Alive Ending Explained by Mila Kunis

Note: The following contains spoilers for the "Luckiest Girl Alive" ending. Do not read until after you've seen the film. Just because author Jessica Knoll adapted her own book "Luckiest Girl Alive" for the Netflix movie doesn't mean she didn't make some changes - including to the ending.

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10/07/2022
Catherine Called Birdy Ending Explained by Lena Dunham

Director Lena Dunham described Karen Cushman's "Catherine Called Birdy" as a work ingrained in her DNA with a world easy to bring to the screen and populate, but she did want to give the story a more hopeful ending.

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10/07/2022
Shawn Mendes on Lyle Lyle Crocodile and His Favorite Kids Movie

After voicing a CGI singing crocodile named Lyle, Shawn Mendes definitely has dreams to act in live-action form. "It's a terrifying place because it's something I've never done truly before," the Grammy-nominated artist told TheWrap in a recent interview.

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10/02/2022
Abbi Jacobson on A League of Their Own Season 2 Hopes

Over a month ago, Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson's new "A League of Their Own" television series premiered on Amazon Prime Video, and while no news of a renewal for a second season has been released yet, Jacobson is grateful that the work she started in 2018 has finally made it to the small screen.

TheWrap
09/29/2022
Do Revenge Director Moved Production to Keep Maya Hawke in Cast

"Do Revenge" was in jeopardy of losing one or both of its stars when a twist of fate allowed director Jennifer Kaitlyn Robinson to cast her dream performers. In fact, she was able to move production to Atlanta a month before filming began in order to keep Maya Hawke, who was filming "Stranger Things" Season 4 at the time, as antagonist Eleanor in the film.

TheWrap
09/16/2022
Do Revenge Ending Explained by Maya Hawke

The Hitchcockian Netflix movie "Do Revenge" contains several twists and turns, even by "Strangers on a Train" standards. Jennifer Kaytin Robinson describes Hitchcock's classic "Strangers on a Train" as one source of inspiration for "Do Revenge," which stars Camila Mendes, Maya Hawke, Austin Abrams and many more famous young faces.

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09/16/2022
Do Revenge Star Austin Abrams on Change of Pace From Euphoria

Austin Abrams' character Max Broussard in "Do Revenge" could not be more different from his role in "Euphoria" as Ethan Lewis. And for a little bit, Abrams went back and forth between shooting the new Netflix movie (now streaming) and Season 2 of Sam Levinson's HBO drama.

TheWrap
09/09/2022
Christopher Briney on Daliland and The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2

Though his face is now associated with Amazon Prime Video's show of the summer, "The Summer I Turned Pretty", actor Christopher Briney will also appear in TIFF's closing night film "Dalíland" alongside Sir Ben Kingsley, Barbara Sukowa, Ezra Miller, Suki Waterhouse and more. Directed by Mary Harron, from a screenplay by John C.

TheWrap
08/27/2022
D'Arcy Carden on A League of Their Own Season 2 Hopes

D'Arcy Carden knew her good friend and comedic colleague Abbi Jacobson was working on a series adaptation of "A League of Their Own," but she wasn't sure she would be involved at all. "I was so happy for [Abbi] and I had this underlying jealousy because it just was like, 'Oh, God, what a project.

TheWrap
08/25/2022
A League of Their Own Finale Ending Explained, Season 2 Teased by Co-Creator

"A League of Their Own" series co-creator Will Graham has big plans for Season 2 (as previously mentioned to TheWrap), and if the show continues to root itself in historical events from the real All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, there is plenty more story to tell. "We're already working on the storyboard.

TheWrap
08/23/2022
A League of Their Own: Molly Ephraim on Filming While Pregnant

Molly Ephraim rounds the bases in Prime Video's small screen adaptation of "A League of Their Own" as both an important outfielder as well as a crucial comedic actress on the team of eight women who find themselves bonded by their first season in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball Team on the Rockford Peaches.

TheWrap
08/20/2022
Look Both Ways Stars on the Netflix Film's Split Narrative

Lili Reinhart doesn't want viewers of "Look Both Ways" to think that one of her character's split storylines is the correct choice or 'better than the other path.' "You can obviously walk away from the film thinking 'Oh, I really resonated with that path' or 'I really resonated with that one,' but we wanted to make sure that one wasn't a clear 'Ding, ding, ding!

TheWrap
08/19/2022
A League of Their Own Cast on Outsider Bonds

As the few international players on the field, Lupe García (Roberta Colindrez), Jess McCready (Kelly McCormack) and Esti González (Priscilla Delgado) form a friendship that shares its ups and downs in Amazon Prime Video's "A League of Their Own."

TheWrap
08/18/2022
Look Both Ways Stars Discuss Motherhood vs. Career Tension

Actress and producer Lili Reinhart wants to make clear that her latest film "Look Both Ways" champions the balance between new parenthood and career ambitions. In the Netflix film, starring Reinhart alongside "Top Gun: Maverick" breakout Danny Ramirez, Reinhart's character lives two very different lives, one of which involves the life-changing decision of carrying a pregnancy to term.

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08/13/2022
A League of Their Own: Abbi Jacobson and Chante Adams on Queerness

Honoring Penny Marshall's 1992 film, Prime Video's new "A League of Their Own" series replicates the movie's dual narrative in a new way. Carson Shaw (Abbi Jacobson) and Max Chapman (Chanté Adams) do not share the bond of sisterhood like the original film's Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty), but their love of baseball brings them together in the show and allows them to connect over their shared queer identities.

TheWrap
08/12/2022
A League of Their Own TV Show Cast on Telling LGBTQA+ Stories

The new Prime Video series "A League of Their Own" acknowledges Penny Marshall's 1992 hit film of the same name while deepening the story. While Marshall's movie very much tackled misogynistic attitudes towards women playing baseball, it didn't have the scope of diversity that the new series establishes, especially when it comes to exploring issues related to race and sexual orientation with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League players.

TheWrap
08/05/2022
How Purple Hearts Captures a Romance Between Political Opposites

"Dead to Me" and "Sneakerella" director Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum resonated with many of the themes in the complex story of Netflix's romantic drama "Purple Hearts," but when the project first came to her, it had a radically different point of view. "The script came to me four years ago, and it was a bit different.

TheWrap
07/19/2022
Juno Temple Explains Her Ted Lasso Character's Love Triangle

"Ted Lasso" last left off on quite a predicament for Keeley Jones (Juno Temple) after Jamie Tartt (Phil Dunster) told her he loved her and then Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein) tried to book a trip for them but she declined because she is about to start her own PR firm.

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07/19/2022
Brett Goldstein Says Hercules and Roy Kent Would 'Grudgingly' Be Friends

Comedic actor and writer Brett Goldstein, known for his role of Roy Kent in Apple TV+'s "Ted Lasso," and now the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Hercules, could see these two characters he embodies being friends. After taking time to think about it, he told TheWrap that they would do so "grudgingly."

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07/16/2022
How Where the Crawdads Sing Director Brought the Marsh to Life

A CGI blue heron takes flight at the beginning of "Where the Crawdads Sing," giving viewers a glimpse of the vast wetlands in which the film adaptation of Delia Owens' novel is set. "We worked with a fantastic company," director Olivia Newman told TheWrap in a recent interview about the film.

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07/15/2022
How Where the Crawdads Sing Landed a New Taylor Swift Song

"Where the Crawdads Sing" leveled up from its already high standing in the world of pop culture when singer/songwriter Taylor Swift announced that she had written a song that would be featured in the film adaptation. But what fans didn't know was Swift wrote the song before production on the film had even begun.

TheWrap
06/18/2022
Jenny Han on Taylor Swift Songs in The Summer I Turned Pretty

Prime Video's "The Summer I Turned Pretty" is set to make a splash, and maybe even some waves, with author Jenny Han having adapted the first book of her beloved trilogy into a new TV series - which has already been renewed for a second season.

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06/17/2022
The Summer I Turned Pretty: The Symbolism of the Deb Ball

Another Jenny Han adaptation has officially graced the small screen. "The Summer I Turned Pretty" began streaming Friday on Amazon Prime Video. It tells the story of a love triangle between three teenagers who have known each other practically their entire lives.

TheWrap
05/07/2022
Along for the Ride Ending Explained by Director Sofia Alvarez

As soon as filmmaker Sofia Alvarez read the Sarah Dessen novel "Along for the Ride," she immediately envisioned a movie adaptation. "I really grew up loving those summer teen movies where you could feel the weather or like you could feel the air conditioning was too cold," Alvarez told TheWrap during an interview about her film adaptation, which she wrote and directed.

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05/06/2022
Along for the Ride: Emma Pasarow and Belmont Cameli on Auden/Eli Relationship

In the new Netflix feature film adaptation of "Along for the Ride," based on the novel by author Sarah Dessen, stars Emma Pasarow and Belmont Cameli fell into a pretty natural rhythm of acting out their characters' budding relationship. But one thing the actor and actress were not on the same page about was the food fight scene.

TheWrap
05/01/2022
Why Crush Director Made a Queer Rom-Com That's Not About Coming Out

For writers Kirsten King and Casey Rackham, "Crush" crucially moves past the coming out stage of queer life and into the part where those who have come out can be themselves. The co-writers, who both identify as queer, started working on the project after meeting at BuzzFeed in 2018 and starting a queer writers group.

TheWrap
04/30/2022
Isabella Ferreira on Playing the Popular Girl in Hulu's Crush

In Hulu's new queer rom-com "Crush," actress Isabella Ferreira got the chance to fulfill a dream of hers from when she was young: playing the popular girl in school. "I've always wanted to play the popular girl just because I never saw a lot of Latinas playing that when I was younger," Ferreira told TheWrap in a recent interview about the original film, which is now streaming on Hulu.

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04/22/2022
Why Pachinko Episode 7 Tells Hansu's Backstory

The penultimate episode of Apple TV+'s "Pachinko" steps away from central character Sunja's narrative to give a glimpse into Hansu's past. Episode 7, directed by Kogonada and written by Ethan Kuperberg and Soo Hugh, delves deeper into the narrative of Hansu (Lee Min-ho), and TheWrap spoke with the filmmakers and Lee Min-ho about bringing the episode (which invents a new storyline not found in Min Jin Lee's source material) to life.

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04/16/2022
Why Pachinko Timelines Aren't Visually Different

Lack of familiarity with the cultural context of "Pachinko" helped cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister in his approach to framing the show, which is currently rolling out new episodes weekly on Apple TV+ to critical acclaim.

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04/08/2022
Pachinko: How 3 Actresses Brought Sunja to Life

The ambitious Apple TV+ series "Pachinko" took 20 historical consultants from the United States, Korea and Japan, numerous translators, seven executive producers, two directors, two directors of photography, and 637 cast members to put together - 95% of whom are Asian.

TheWrap
03/31/2022
Lana Condor on Tackling New Frontiers With Sci-Fi Moonshot

After making three "To All the Boys" movies back-to-back, actress Lana Condor wasn't exactly anti-romantic comedy but was certainly looking for something different. Enter "Moonshot," an original film that blends the sci-fi and rom-com genres to delightful effect. "I had honestly just never seen anything like [it] cross my desk," Condor told TheWrap in a recent interview about her new film.

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02/22/2022
House of Gucci Co-Writer on Jared Leto's Ad-Libbing

Roberto Bentivegna, co-writer for the Ridley Scott-directed "House of Gucci," developed most of the script over Zoom when he was stuck in Colombia during the onset of the pandemic. And yet, for a virtual screenwriting experience, it went off without a hitch. "The process was very smooth," Bentivegna told TheWrap about the process of writing the script.

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02/22/2022
The Gilded Age: Taissa Farmiga on Gladys' Struggle

There is no shortage of complex female characters who stand up for their beliefs in the HBO period drama "The Gilded Age." Peggy Scott (Denée Benton) paves her own path as an aspiring Black writer and journalist.

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02/15/2022
The Gilded Age Episode 4: Denée Benton on Peggy's Family

Peggy Scott's character truly blossoms in "The Gilded Age" Episode 4, which shines a greater light on Scott's home life and in turn Black American life during the titular era. The HBO drama series hails from "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes, but actress Denée Benton previously told TheWrap that as early as the audition process she was asked for her input on the show's portrayal of Black characters.

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02/12/2022
How The In Between Writer Brought Suspense to a Love Story

Joey King stars as a teenager dealing with young love and loss in the new Paramount+ original film "The In Between." But this is no ordinary romance. Yes, it's a film that explores first love, but it also explores a second chance courtesy of a supernatural twist.

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02/11/2022
The In Between: Why Joey King Agreed to Star Without a Script

Actress Joey King was approached to star in the new Paramount+ original film "The In Between" - a story about first love, loss and an epic romance - before it had even been fully written. "Our writer Marc Klein came to me and my team with this idea," King told TheWrap during a recent interview.

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02/11/2022
How The Sky Is Everywhere Director Made Her Happiest Film -- About Grief

The whimsy and imagination of a film like "The Sky Is Everywhere" is all the more impressive knowing that production took place during COVID and during California wildfire season, offering unique challenges to getting the story onscreen. "It's like two competing crises," director Josephine Decker recalled in a recent interview with TheWrap.

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02/08/2022
The Gilded Age: How Denee Benton Crafted an Authentic Peggy

With a setting of late 1800s America, "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellows' new drama series "The Gilded Age" tackles racial politics in a way his previous series did not. But when it came to crafting the show's central Black character Peggy Scott, the actress filling the role was granted the opportunity to chime in when and where she felt the scripts may have fallen short.

TheWrap
10/29/2021
'Locke & Key' Star Darby Stanchfield Hints at an 'Evil Origin' Behind the Keys

"Scandal" alum Darby Stanchfield relied on instinct and natural cast chemistry to build out her character, Nina Locke, in the Netflix original series "Locke & Key." "For me, building Nina Locke and finding this character primarily has to do with my connection to the other actors, specifically the actors that play my kids and husband ...

TheWrap
10/21/2021
Author Beth Macy Celebrates 'Dopesick' for Not Following F--king Richard Sackler's Playbook'

As a journalist at Virginia's Roanoke Times, Beth Macy saw the devastation of America's opioid overdose epidemic - and reported on it - long before it hit the national news. As a writer and producer on Hulu's new show, "Dopesick," based on her 2018 book of the same name, she hopes the adaptation will carry a message to Americans about opioid use disorder.

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04/08/2022
Beverly Hills Cop 4 Sets Mark Molloy as Director

Mark Molloy has been tapped to direct "Beverly Hills Cop 4," a source confirmed to TheWrap. The latest sequel in the comedy franchise "Beverly Hills Cop" will be distributed by Netflix and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Eddie Murphy is expected to reprise his role of Axel Foley.

TheWrap
04/07/2022
Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmation to Supreme Court Heralded

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson became future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson on Thursday. Vice President Kamala Harris presided over the judge's confirmation vote in the Senate, which passed 53-47. Reactions to Jackson's confirmation were mostly celebratory. Francisco J. Pelayo caught a video of Harris' reaction.

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04/06/2022
Hulu's 'Crush' Trailer Teases Chaotic High School Love Triangle

Hulu's "Crush" just dropped its first trailer, and let's just say the trifecta playing the three main characters is fierce. Aspiring artist Paige (Rowan Blanchard) hopes to get into art school. For her application, she has to render her happiest moment so far in life through her medium of choice.

TheWrap
04/03/2022
2022 Grammys: Start Time, Streaming Details & Where to Watch

Music's biggest night has faced some hurdles since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the 2022 ceremony is no different. This year's Grammy Awards have been postponed from their original February date due to the omicron variant, and the reception will be taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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04/01/2022
Best 2022 April Fool's Day Jokes: Kotex, NJ Governor and More

We've reached April Fool's Day 2022, and the varying humorous hit-or-miss gags that come along with it. From fake products, to joke marketing strategy changes to plays on what a business actually does, this year proves as full of schemes as any others. Several bird-themed jokes have taken flight today.

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04/01/2022
How to Watch Morbius: Is Jared Leto's Marvel Movie Streaming

From Paolo Gucci in "House of Gucci" (2021) to The Joker in "Suicide Squad," Jared Leto is known for taking roles that require him to ultimately become an entirely different person. "Morbius" is no different, as the film sees Leto portray the Marvel comic character Dr. Michael Morbius, who is born with a rare blood disorder and seeks to cure it through the bite of a vampire bat.

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04/01/2022
How to Watch Moonshot: Where Is Lana Condor's New Movie Streaming?

Rarely have the romantic comedy and science-fiction genres overlapped in the past, but "Moonshot" changes that. In this movie's universe, Mars has been terraformed and colonized by the smartest humans from Earth, and Earth in turn has become the receptacle of all the trash from Mars.

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04/01/2022
How to Watch The Lost City: Is the Sandra Bullock Movie Streaming?

"The Lost City" is set to both honor the 'author-becomes-adventurer' trope and add to it by calling back to the action-romance genre. Sandra Bullock follows in the footsteps Jodie Foster's agoraphobic author in "Nim's Island" (2008) and Brooke Shields' romance writer Sophie in "A Castle for Christmas" (2021) as she plays a romance novelist who gets lost on her own adventure with a cover model.

TheWrap
04/01/2022
How to Watch Pachinko: Where Is the Series Streaming?

Behind the ambitious adaptation of Min Jin Lee's novel, "Pachinko," 20 historical consultants from the United States, Korea and Japan, numerous translators four executive producers, two directors, two cinematographers, and 637 cast members, 95% of whom are Asian, worked to bring the epic novel to life.

TheWrap
03/31/2022
Watch Shawn Wayans Imitating Chris Rock at 2000 VMAs (Video)

Marlon Wayans shared a retrospective clip of his brother Shawn impersonating Chris Rock that is strangely reminiscent of what happened Sunday night at the Oscars. "Maaaaan, not to 'kick' a brother when he's down... BUT we predicted this sh- exactly," Marlon captioned the old footage, which you can watch above via YouTube.

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03/30/2022
Merriam-Webster Tries to Explain Cocaine-Related Phrase 'Key Bump' After Madison Cawthorn Remarks...

After North Carolina Republican Rep Madison Cawthorn made headlines for making claims about orgies and drug use in Washington, and using the phrase "key bump," Merriam-Webster has weighed in. "People are talking about 'key bumps,' and so we have a duty to tell you some things about this," Merriam-Webster tweeted Wednesday, beginning a Twitter chain looking into what Cawthorn might have meant by the two words.

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03/30/2022
Paul Herman, Actor Who Played 'Beansie' on 'The Sopranos,' Dies at 76

Paul Herman, an actor known for appearances in mob movies as well as "The Sopranos," has died. He was 76. "Sopranos" costar Michael Imperioli announced Herman's death Tuesday on Instagram. "Our friend and colleague Paul Herman has passed away," Imperioli wrote. "Paulie was just a great dude.

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03/30/2022
Is Moon Knight Streaming? Where to Watch Marvel's Latest

The Marvel Cinematic Universe expanded quite a bit last year, fleshing out the backstory of characters in TV shows and films alike. On the heels of 2021, which saw the release of "WandaVision," "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," "Loki," "What If?" and "Hawkeye," 2022 will open with "Moon Knight."

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03/29/2022
Fox News' Jeanine Pirro on Slapgate: 'Oscars Are Not the Hood'

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro thinks there should have been more consequences for Will Smith after his response to Chris Rock's joke at the Oscars on Sunday night. She also felt his behavior was misplaced. "I think that the Oscars are not the hood.

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03/28/2022
15 of the Most Outrageous Unscripted Awards Show Moment

While Will Smith slapping presenter Chris Rock will go down as one of the most shocking moments in Oscars history, it will also surely be included in any future montage of jaw-dropping unscripted awards show moments. From streakers to improvised kisses to, yes, Kanye West, below we run down some of the most shocking and memorable unscripted awards show moments in history.

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03/28/2022
Beyoncé Opens Oscars With Performance From Compton

Beyoncé opened the 2022 Academy Awards with a performance of "Be Alive," her Oscar-nominated song from the biographical drama "King Richard," co-written and co-produced with Dixson. Tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams introduced the performance by paying tribute to the city of Compton, where they grew up and first began playing tennis.

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03/27/2022
How to Watch the Oscars: Streaming, Timing and Presenters

The Oscars are here. After going without a host for three consecutive years in a row, the 94th Academy Awards will be helmed by the trio of Wanda Sykes, Regina hall and Amy Schumer. History will be made since this is the first time the ceremony has ever been hosted by three women.

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03/25/2022
List of Songs in Bridgerton Season 2: All the Covers

When you just can't find the right words, sometimes it's best to let the music do the talking and that is certainly the case with "Bridgerton" Season 2, which once again gives us a slew of romantic and even some heartbreaking moments with string covers of hit pop songs.

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03/25/2022
Bridgerton Season 1 Recap and Ending Explained: Everything to Remember

Shonda Rhimes' steamy period project "Bridgerton," based on the book series by Julia Quinn, is back and better than ever on Friday, March 25. But before we enter a completely new season of courtship focused on Anthony Bridgerton (Johnathan Bailey), let's take a look back at the dramatic precedent their sister Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) set as the first of the Bridgertons to find her life partner: the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page).

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03/25/2022
Don Lemon Accuser Ordered to Pay $77,000 in Attorney Fees

In an 18-page long ruling, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that Dustin Hice, who has accused CNN host Don Lemon of assault and battery, must pay Lemon $77,000 in attorney fees. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Locke's based his ruling on Hice's violation of court rules.

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03/23/2022
Peaky Blinders to Air Movie-Length Finale as Reboot Dry Run

The finale of "Peaky Blinders" will be a feature-length episode that builds expectations for an upcoming franchise film, director Anthony Byrne says. Byrne told RadioTimes.com the Season 6 send-off has a run time of 81 minutes. "It's such a Peaky thing to do for the last hurrah.

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03/22/2022
Bill Maher Thinks California May Turn Red: 'People Can't F--ing Do Anything'

Bill Maher thinks California could very well turn red if certain things don't turn around. On "The Adam Carolla Show" Tuesday, Maher contributed his opinion on the future of the state. Around 33 minutes into the show, host Adam Carolla broached Maher's "solar panel saga," which Maher chronicled on his HBO show in 2021.

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03/21/2022
Flying Tesla YouTuber Durte Dom Mocks Police in TikTok Video

A potential suspect in a stunt that jumped a Tesla 50 feet into the air and crashed it into parked cars on a steep Los Angeles street has mocked police in new video. "LAPD didn't like my stunt," was written on video posted by @dominykas on TikTok as he displayed a key fob with a key hanging from it.

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03/19/2022
Where to Stream All the Harry Potter Movies

Accio Harry Potter marathon! Although USA and Syfy come in real handy around the holidays when they put on their Harry Potter movie marathons, the films are also streaming online year-round (and, of course, available to own outright) And while the "Harry Potter" franchise came to a close in 2011 with the release of the final film, the movies continue to be a "feel-good" favorite while the Wizarding World story continues on in the ongoing "Fantastic Beasts" franchise, with the third film due...

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03/18/2022
How to Watch 'Turning Red': Is Pixar's New Movie Streaming?

Growing up presents all sorts of challenges, big feelings being one of them. Like "Inside Out," Pixar's latest project "Turning Red" spotlights this right of passage, and how parents pass things onto their children in addition to children going through physical and mental changes.

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03/17/2022
Kanye West Suspended from Instagram for 24 Hours

Instagram has suspended Kanye West's account for 24 hours after Ye made statements on social media directed at Kim Kardashian, Pete Davidson, Michael Che and most recently, Trevor Noah. TheWrap confirmed this news with a Meta spokesperson. Meta has removed content from West's account for violating policies about hate speech, bullying and harassment.

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03/16/2022
Trevor Noah Responds to Kanye West's Racial Slur: 'Clearly Some People Graduate But We Still Stupid'

Comedian Trevor Noah responded to Kanye West's since-deleted Instagram post prodding Noah for his comments on West's actions toward Kim Kardashian. First, Noah traced the evolving situation between the rapper - now known by the legal name Ye - his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her new boyfriend Pete Davidson, from Ye sending Kim flowers to his new "Eazy" music video which shows Pete Davidson in danger.

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03/16/2022
'Veep' Showrunner Brings Back Jonah Ryan to Gloat About Daylight Saving Time Switch

"Veep" showrunner David Mandel shared a letter from fictional character Jonah Ryan celebrating the U.S. Senate's passage of a bill that would end daylight saving time. "Our long national nightmare and daymare is over," the letter reads. "Yesterday, the United States Senate finally listened to me and unanimously passed the Sunshine Protection Act of 2021 (S.

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03/15/2022
Bob Saget's Death Records Permanently Sealed by Florida Judge

A Florida judge permanently blocked Monday the release of details surrounding the death of actor Bob Saget. "The entire Saget family is grateful that the Judge granted their request for an injunction to preserve Bob's dignity, as well as their privacy rights, especially after suffering this unexpected and tragic loss," Brian Bieber, the attorney representing the Saget family wrote in a statement to TheWrap.

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03/13/2022
How to Watch the Critics Choice Awards: Is the Ceremony Streaming?

The Critics Choice Awards annually honor achievements in cinematic and television work. They often set the stage in terms of Oscar award winners as well. The Critics Choice Association is the largest critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 525 media critics and entertainment journalists.

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03/12/2022
Amber Ruffin Explains Why Disney's Pocahontas Is Grossly Inaccurate

Comedian Amber Ruffin is pretty much appalled with Disney for its historical inaccuracies in its 1995 animated film, "Pocahontas," which she pointed out on her Friday night Peacock series isn't much better than Marvel's scantily clothed Princess Matoaka character.

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03/11/2022
How to Watch The Adam Project: Is Ryan Reynolds' Movie Streaming?

Time travel can be tricky and "The Adam Project" shows us just how complicated it can really get. Directed by "Free Guy" filmmaker and "Stranger Things" producer Shawn Levy, the new sci-fi movie also involves some complicated concepts, like time travel and meeting your younger (or older) self.

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03/07/2022
How to Watch ACM Awards Live: Where It's Streaming

Yes, the Academy of Country Music Awards will happen this year, but watching them will be markedly different than previous years. The event describes its 2022 rendition as "a show so big, only a stadium can hold it," and not only that but the ACM Awards will be the first major awards show to stream live exclusively.

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03/04/2022
NBCU Terminates TV Streaming Deal with Hulu

NBCUniversal has terminated its contract with streaming service Hulu, TheWrap has learned. "With the proliferation of streaming services entering the marketplace, we have long anticipated changes to our third-party content offering and over the past few years have increased our investment in original content, including popular and award-nominated titles like 'Only Murders in the Building,' 'Dopesick,' 'Reservation Dogs,' 'How I Met Your Father,' and the Academy Award-nominated 'Summer of...

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03/02/2022
CNN+ Slammed by Journalist Group for Lack of Latinos

CNN+ has come under fire for a lack of Latino journalists in the streaming platform's on-air talent roster. The National Association of Hispanic Journalists released a statement Wednesday accusing the streamer of disregarding Latino talent. "The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is appalled by the lack of Latino journalists in the CNN+ lineup," the statement began.

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03/02/2022
Amazon Is Closing Its Physical Bookstores

Amazon announced on Wednesday that it will close all of its physical bookstores, popups, home goods stores and toy shops. Reuters first reported the news, which reflects change for Amazon, which opened its first bookshop in Seattle in 2015 after first gaining success from selling books online.

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03/02/2022
HBO Max Women's History Month Movies and TV Shows

America has officially celebrated Women's History month since the 1980s when a feminist surge for equal job opportunities and education blossomed out of local celebrations and the International Women's Day holiday, as well as Women's History Week. And for the entire month of March, the streaming service HBO Max is celebrating Women's History Month with programming devoted entirely to stories about women.

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03/01/2022
ESPN Site The Undefeated Changes Branding to Andscape

The ESPN online platform previously known as "The Undefeated" has rebranded as "Andscape," an outlet with the slogan "Where Blackness is infinite." "Andscape is a Black-led media platform dedicated to creating, highlighting, and uplifting the diverse stories of Black identity," the site's new ' About' tab reads.

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02/28/2022
Joe Rogan Skewered for Spreading Fake Steven Seagal Report

Joe Rogan is under fire yet again, this time for spreading false information about actor Steven Seagal and the war in Ukraine brought on by Russia. Rogan's now-deleted post contained a shot of Seagal outfitted in army gear from the 2016 film "Cartels."

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02/26/2022
How to Watch the NAACP Image Awards: Is the 2022 Ceremony Streaming?

Organized in 1967 and debuting August 13 of that same year, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Image Awards show came to be thanks to Maggie Hathaway, Sammy Davis Jr. and Willis Edwards. These three activists came together through the NAACP Beverly Hills-Hollywood branch to set the precedent for the now annual ceremony.

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02/25/2022
Where to Stream Vikings and Vikings: Valhalla

Spinning off of the popular History Channel fixture "Vikings," "Vikings: Valhalla" has many things in store for new and old viewers. As one would expect, there are fierce fighting scenes, strong women who wield weapons, and plenty of fur outfit combinations, alongside rugged armor.

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02/25/2022
Russia Banned From Competing in Eurovision 2022

The European Broadcasting Union has announced that no Russian act will participate in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. The declaration comes early Friday morning in light of Russia's invasion into Ukraine Thursday.

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02/24/2022
How to Watch Frederick Douglass in Five Speeches Online

After Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery at the age of 20, he became one of the most famous Black men in the country. His fame also grew around his writing, words and speeches that he gave in a powerful oration.

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02/24/2022
Applebee's Suspends Advertising on CNN After Side-by-Side Spot With Invasion Coverage

Amid Thursday morning coverage of the air attacks in Ukraine by Russia, CNN aired an Applebee's ad - side-by-side with the headline "Russia Invades Ukraine" - and reactions were not favorable. In response, Applebee's suspended its ads on the network, telling Forbes.com it was "deeply concerned about the situation in Ukraine."

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02/23/2022
Hi, Baby! TV Reporter's Mom Greets Him While He's Working

Myles Harris, a reporter on ABC 6 in Columbus, Ohio, received a surprise visit from his mom while working in the field Tuesday, and the video has spread like good news. Harris' mother Sandi happened to drive by his site of reporting in in her small black car, cheerfully yelling "Hi, baby!"

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02/22/2022
'Arthur' Series Finale Shows Characters 'All Grown Up'

Marc Brown's popular cartoon show "Arthur" wrapped Monday night on PBS. The final episode, titled "All Grown Up," fills in any questions viewers might have about where their beloved humanoid animal characters are headed in the future. Set 20 years later, the episode opens on Arthur, the central aardvark, who now has long hair, sitting in a diner and looking content.

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02/21/2022
Donald Trump Social Media Slammed After Stalling on Launch

Donald Trump launched Truth Social on Monday, but the app and its rollout did not go without their quirks. Truth Social mimics Twitter's layout, and is aimed at providing a platform for conservative voices who feel their freedom of speech is not upheld by Twitter, Facebook-now-Meta and other channels.

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02/18/2022
How to Watch Channing Tatum's Dog Movie: Is It Streaming?

Everyone loves a good dog movie, and if you add Channing Tatum, it's a must watch. In "Dog," the actor takes his skill set to a new kind of story, the bond developed between a man and his dog, based on his own experience with his late dog Lulu.

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02/18/2022
How to Watch Uncharted: Is the Tom Holland Movie Streaming?

Based on the video game franchise of the same name, "Uncharted" recalls the days of sailing across the globe searching for treasure. An adaptation has been in the works for years, with various directors attempting to track the game-to-screen adaptation until Sony Pictures hit upon the idea of casting Tom Holland as a young Nathan Drake, unlocking the central idea for this new film.

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02/17/2022
Jake Gyllenhaal: Taylor Swift Hit 'All Too Well' About Her Fans

Jake Gyllenhaal hasn addressed the hype about his implications in "All Too Well (Taylor's Version)" as well as the 10-minute version. The actor briefly expressed his thoughts on the ballad, cut to five minutes on Swift's first release of "Red" back in 2012. "It has nothing to do with me.

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02/16/2022
DGA Student Film Awards 2022 Winners List

The Directors Guild of America on Wednesday announced the winners of the 2021 DGA Student Film Awards for African American, Asian American, Latino and Women directors. USC students took home four of the awards in all, followed by AFI and UCLA students with two wins each.

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02/15/2022
P.J. O'Rourke, Ex-National Lampoon Editor and Legendary Journalist, Dies at 74

Former editor of the National Lampoon and legendary satirical writer and journalist Patrick P.J. O'Rourke has died. He was 74. Peter Sagal, host of the NPR game show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me!" on which O'Rourke served as a regular panelist, confirmed the news via Twitter. "I'm afraid it's true.

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02/15/2022
Kanye West Expresses Regret for Harassing Kim Kardashian

Kanye West acknowledged his actions on social media toward ex-wife Kim Kardashian in an Instagram post Tuesday. "I've learned that using all caps makes people feel like I'm screaming at them. I'm working on my communication. I can benefit from a team of creative professionals, organizers, mobilizers and community leaders," he captioned the post.

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02/13/2022
Where to Watch Super Bowl 2022 Live: Is It Streaming?

Super Bowl LVI is here. The game itself will take place in the new and impressive SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. As if that weren't enough, this is only the second time that the two quarterbacks facing off were drafted No. 1 overall at the beginning of the season.

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02/11/2022
How to Watch Death on the Nile: Is It Streaming?

"Death on the Nile" will bring another of Agatha Christie's murder mystery novels to life, following in the footsteps of 2017's "Murder on the Orient Express." Both directed by Kenneth Branagh and anchored by his performance as Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, the sequel also stars many more powerhouse actors and actresses in its ensemble.

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02/11/2022
How to Watch The Sky Is Everywhere: Is It Streaming?

Valentine's Day is almost upon us, and for those who celebrate the holiday with a cozy movie night, "The Sky Is Everywhere" will launch just in time. Adapted from the book by bestselling author Jandy Nelson, who also wrote "I'll Give You the Sun," "The Sky Is Everywhere" captures the wide range of emotions from grief to love and everything in between.

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02/11/2022
How to Watch Marry Me: Where Is the Romcom Streaming?

Spontaneity seems to go hand in hand with meet cutes, but not necessarily weddings. Except in the case of "Marry Me," which finds Jennifer Lopez playing a popular music artist who marries a random fan (played by Owen Wilson) on the spot when she discovers her fiancé cheated on her.

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02/11/2022
Tom Hanks' 'A Man Called Otto' Sells to Sony for $60 Million

Sony has acquired the worldwide rights to "A Man Called Otto," a comedy starring Tom Hanks that's an English-language remake based on the Swedish book and film "A Man Called Ove," an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

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02/10/2022
Destinee LaShaee, Star of 'My 600-Lb. Life,' Dies at 30

Destinee LaShaee, the first transgender person profiled on "My 600-Lb. Life," has died. They were 30. LaShaee's brother confirmed the death in a Feb. 8 Facebook post, and paid tribute to his sibling who also used the name Matthew Ventress. "No no no I'm sorry bro, I accept you for who you are," Wayne Compton shared on Facebook.

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02/09/2022
America Ferrera Joins Cast of Greta Gerwig's 'Barbie' Film

America Ferrera has joined the cast of Warner Bros' "Barbie" film, TheWrap confirmed. Greta Gerwig is directing "Barbie," in which Ferrera will star opposite Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie. Robbie will play Barbie and Gosling will play Ken, but it is not yet known which role Ferrera will play.

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02/08/2022
Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Joins CNN

Former Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Monday she's joining CNN as a political commentator. Bottoms, who served one term as the 60th mayor of the city, shared the news on Twitter with a quote from Langston Hughes and recalled her dream of being a journalist in college.

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02/04/2022
Before Joe Rogan, There Was Stew Peters - Banned by Spotify

While the "Joe Rogan Experience" will remain available for streaming on Spotify, another daily podcast created by host Stew Peters was removed late last year for peddling COVID misinformation. Spotify recently began labeling all podcasts that contain information regarding the pandemic and COVID, and said it had not found Rogan to have broken any rules.

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02/03/2022
A List of 85 New Netflix Movies Coming in 2022

Upwards of 85 new films will launch (or have already arrived) on Netflix this year. A few movies made their grand debuts in January, and quite a few more are set to launch at the beginning of this month, but the streaming service is touting its 2022 slate with new movies every week and a robust lineup of actors and filmmakers.

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02/02/2022
Washington Commanders? TV Helicopter Spoils NFL Reveal

The Washington Football Team is no more. Meet the Washington Commanders - and thank Brad Freitas, helicopter reporter for NBC4, who captured video of a banner with the apparent team name on it inside the Washington Football Team's stadium Tuesday night to spoil Wednesday morning's announcement.

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02/01/2022
'Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches' Doc to Debut on HBO

"Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches," a documentary examining the life and work of the activist and speaker through his words, will air on HBO Wednesday Feb. 23, from 9-10 p.m. ET and PT. The film will also be available to stream on HBO Max.

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01/31/2022
Donald May, Star of The Edge of Night and Texas, Dies at 94

Donald May, best known for the role of attorney Adam Drake on "The Edge of Night" TV series, has died at 94. May died Friday at his home in Kent, New York, according to published reports. His second wife, Carla Borelli, revealed that he was recently diagnosed with larynx cancer.

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01/29/2022
Martin Star Tisha Campell Details Texas Kidnapping Scare

Former "Martin" star Tisha Campbell on Friday revealed a sketchy encounter with two men after a day of filming, which she now believes was a kidnapping attempt. "Don't freak out, but I think I almost got snatched up," she said in a video that she posted to her Instagram.

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01/26/2022
How a Hip-Hop Dance Scene in 'Dual' Lightened the Mood on Set

"Dual," the latest film from director Riley Stearns that stars Karen Gillan and Aaron Paul, contains humor amid a bleak premise. Gillan stars in the film as a woman who gets a terminal diagnosis and chooses to pursue a cloning procedure to ease the emotional toll on her friends and family when she's gone.

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01/26/2022
Ron Perlman Blasts Critics of Netflix Film Don't Look Up

Ron Perlman has a message for critics of Adam McKay's Netflix satire "Don't Look Up." "F- you and your self-importance and this self-perpetuating need to say everything bad about something just so that you can get some attention for something that you had no idea about creating," the actor said in an interview with The Independent.

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01/25/2022
Elton John Postpones U.S. Tour After Positive COVID Test

Elton John has COVID-19, and his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" Dallas shows have been postponed. The 74 year-old "Tiny Dancer" singer confirmed the news in a post to his Instagram story. "Hi everyone, wanted to send a message to let you know that I have contracted COVID and so have had to reschedule my shows in Dallas," John wrote.

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01/24/2022
How to Watch The Gilded Age: Is It Streaming?

Originally coined by Mark Twain, "The Gilded Age" is a sarcastic nickname for the time period in between the end of the Civil War and the turn of the nineteenth century. Taught in most history classrooms as the age of industrialization, economic booms and the corruption of wealthy tycoons, it's the subject of the long-awaited new drama series from "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes.

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01/20/2022
The Sky Is Everywhere Trailer Reveals Apple's YA Adaptation

Apple has dropped the first-look trailer for upcoming film "The Sky Is Everywhere," directed by Josephine Decker and adapted from the Jandy Nelson novel of the same name. The film will premiere in select theaters and globally on AppleTV+ on Feb. 11.

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01/20/2022
John Ridley Explores the Art of Documentary Filmmaking for 'Critical Content' Series (Video)

Writer-director John Ridley discussed the ins and outs of documentary filmmaking with industry insiders for his 'Critical Content: Stories That Matter' documentary film event. Ridley, who took home an Oscar for adapting "12 Years a Slave," sat down with "Flee" director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, "Faya Dayi" director Jessica Beshir, and "Summer of Soul" filmmaker Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson.

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01/14/2022
How to Watch Hotel Transylvania: Transformania on Streaming

Though the end-of-year holidays have come and gone, those looking to hang on to that Halloween spirit might be able to do so by watching "Hotel Transylvania: Transformania," the fourth film in the animated monster movie franchise. For this latest installment in the series, creator Genndy Tartakovsky returns as one of the screenwriters and executive producers.

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01/07/2022
How to Watch The 355: Is the Spy Movie Streaming?

In the vein of other female ensemble romps like "Ocean's 8" (2018) and "Bridesmaids" (2011) comes a new spy story featuring five famous actresses, "The 355." Drawing context from the American Revolution during which George Washington confided in a female spy known as Agent 355, four of the characters make up the team known as The 355.

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01/06/2022
How to Watch Women of the Movement: Is the Miniseries Streaming?

The story of Mamie Till-Mobley and the murder of her son Emmett in 1955 is getting the miniseries treatment in the form of "Women of the Movement," which premieres ahead of February's Black History Month with an accompanying docuseries. The show is produced by Kapital Entertainment and created by Marissa Jo Cerar, who also serves as executive producer and showrunner.

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01/01/2022
Jodie Whittaker's Stint as 13th 'Doctor Who' Wraps Starting Tonight

Jodie Whittaker's portrayal of the 13th "Doctor Who" will come to an end in the first of three episodes starting tonight. Whittaker, who completed filming her stint on the time-travel show in October 202, wraps up her on-screen iteration in three special episodes that roll out in the weeks to come, starting with tonight's episode titled " Eve of the Daleks."

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01/01/2022
'American Idol' Mentor Bobby Bones Exits After 4 Years

Radio and TV personality Bobby Bones announced Friday he will not return as a mentor for the 20th season of "American Idol" after four years in the role on the ABC series. In a no-longer accessible Instagram Story post on Friday, Bones explained that a new contract with another network won't let him do "American Idol" simultaneously, at least for now.

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12/24/2021
How to Watch Don't Look Up: Is It Streaming on Netflix?

Oscar-winning writer/director Adam McKay tackles satire in his latest film "Don't Look Up," which concerns a group of scientists trying to warn the world of an approaching comet that will end all life one earth. The film features an A-list ensemble led by Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill and Meryl Streep, and many may be wondering how to watch "Don't Look Up" exactly.

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12/23/2021
When Will 'Encanto' Stream on Disney Plus?

"Encanto" hit theaters on Nov. 24, and it certainly made the Thanksgiving holiday even more magical. Featuring songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda ("Hamilton") in both English and Spanish, the animated film is set in Colombia in Disney's latest expansion of representation and diversity. The musical comedy promises a bright, colorful and beautiful new animated story about family.

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12/22/2021
Is Sing 2 Streaming? How to Watch the Musical Sequel

Five years after it's prequel, "Sing 2" finally arrives in theaters just in time for Christmas. The first "Sing" opened in theaters in 2016, and the onset of the COVID pandemic delayed its sequel from December 25, 2020 to fill a slot left open by the corresponding pushback of movie musical adaptation "Wicked."

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12/22/2021
Is The King's Man Streaming? How to Watch the Ralph Fiennes Movie

In one of Twentieth Century Fox Studios' last films of 2021, famous names - both historically and cast-wise - bring a unique story to the screen. "The King's Man" was adapted from the popular comic book series "Kingsman: The Secret Service" by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons and is an R-rated prequel to the two previous "Kingsman" films, 2014's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" and 2017's "Kingsman: The Golden Circle."

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12/22/2021
Here Are All the Songs in 'Sing 2'

It all started with an ambitious koala bear named Buster Moon back in 2016. In the original "Sing," Moon's dad took him to a theater show, he traded his dreams of becoming an astronaut for those of making a name for himself in entertainment.

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12/21/2021
How to Watch Being the Ricardos: Is the Lucille Ball Movie Streaming?

"Being the Ricardos" focuses more on the serious side of Lucille Ball, comedic actress and star of the '50s sitcom "I Love Lucy." Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Ball and Desi Arnaz, officially endorsed the film, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, in an Instagram post.

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12/21/2021
List of All the Christmas Songs in Hawkeye

Marvel's last television series of 2021 ends the year on a cheerful note, at least in terms of its Christmas classic-loaded soundtrack. The show follows in the footsteps of " Wandavision ," " The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," " Loki " and"What If...?" but is very distinctly set at Christmastime.

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12/19/2021
How to Watch 1883: Is the Yellowstone Prequel Streaming?

"1883," the prequel to Paramount's "Yellowstone," jumps into the saddle this weekend, and it establishes the backstory of the Dutton family, who protect their prosperous ranch in Montana. In addition to "Yellowstone" creator Taylor Sheridan, the executive producers of "1883" include John Linson, Art Linson, David Glasser, David Hutkin, and Bob Yari.

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12/18/2021
Julie and the Phantoms Canceled at Netflix After 1 Season

Netflix has canceled its supernatural musical comedy "Julie and the Phantoms" after its first and only season. Executive Producer Kenny Ortega confirmed the news on Instagram in a post captioned "Julie and the Phantoms #standtall " "Our [ Julie and the Phantoms] family want to send our love and endless thanks to our Fantoms all over the world for the tremendous outpouring of love and support you have shown us since our premiere," Ortega wrote.

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12/17/2021
How to Watch Spider-Man No Way Home: Is It Streaming on Disney+?

After much anticipation and plenty of speculation, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" is finally swinging towards audiences, and stars walked the red carpet at the premiere in West Hollywood on Monday night. "No Way Home" marks Tom Holland's second standalone Spider-Man film release after 2017's "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and 2019's "Spider-Man: Far From Home."

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12/17/2021
How to Watch Nightmare Alley: Is It Streaming or in Theaters?

Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro returns with his first film since 2017's "The Shape of Water" with a movie of a different sort. "Nightmare Alley" is an adaptation of the William Lindsey Gresham novel of the same name, and finds del Toro working without supernatural elements for the first time in his career.

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12/17/2021
All the Christmas Movies Streaming on HBO Max in December

Christmas is coming soon, meaning it's time to load up on all of the classic Christmas movies that mark the holiday season. Christmas movies range from fully taking place leading up to Christmas to having signature Christmas scenes that can put you in the holiday spirit all by themselves.

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12/13/2021
Activism: Where to Begin in the Quest of Finding Your Cause

TheWrap's fourth annual Power Women Summit welcomed media personality Ashlee Marie Preston, actresses Piper Perabo and Meagan Good and podcast host Siffat Haider to discuss the ins and outs of activism in the panel titled "Activism: Finding Your Cause."

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12/11/2021
Jeremy Strong New Yorker Profile Brings Out Star Support

The stars are aligning for "Succession" actor Jeremy Strong, as they continue to gather in support and praise of him in the wake of Michael Schulman's "distorted: New Yorker profile, with celebs like Anne Hathaway and Adam McKay calling the Emmy and SAG Award-winner on his "powerful intelligence and extraordinary sensitivity."

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12/10/2021
Aaron Sorkin Slams Distorted Picture of Jeremy Strong in New Yorker

Director Aaron Sorkin expressed regret Friday for his part in Michael Schulman's recent profile of "Succession" star Jeremy Strong in The New Yorker while slamming the piece as a "distorted picture" in a lengthy statement posted online. "After reading Michael Schulman's profile of Jeremy Strong - a profile in which I participated - I wanted to speak up," Sorkin wrote.

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12/10/2021
Rhonda Stubbins White, Actress in Days of Our Lives, Dies at 60

Actress Rhonda Stubbins White, known for her roles in television shows like "Days of Our Lives," "ER" and "The West Wing," has died. She was 60. Stubbins manager confirmed her death with People, saying she died Monday after a battle with cancer.

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12/10/2021
How to Watch Being the Ricardos: Is the Lucille Ball Movie Streaming?

"Being the Ricardos" focuses more on the serious side of Lucille Ball, comedic actress and star of the '50s sitcom "I Love Lucy." Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Ball and Desi Arnaz, officially endorsed the film, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, in an Instagram post.

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12/10/2021
How to Watch West Side Story: Is the Remake Streaming?

A new iteration of "West Side Story" has arrived, courtesy of producer and director Steven Spielberg, who worked from a script by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tony Kushner ("Lincoln"). It's already picking up awards steam, with critical raves and a spot atop the AFI Top 10 Films of the Year list, and now general audiences across the country are able to see it.

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12/10/2021
Hollywood Mourns The Monkees Guitarist Mike Nesmith

Musicians, actors and other members of the Hollywood community are mourning the loss of The Monkees' Mike Nesmith, whose death at 78 was announced Friday. Nesmith's death came as a surprise to many after he had recently performed in a farewell tour along with the last surviving member of The Monkees, Micky Dolenz.

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12/09/2021
RHOBH Star Dorit Kemsley Says Home Invasion Scarred Her

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Dorit Kemsley has opened up about how she's healing after she was the victim of a home-invasion robbery in October. Kemsley, speaking on the red carpet to People earlier this week at the People's Choice Awards, said she's doing what she can to move forward mentally but that it hasn't been easy.

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12/09/2021
Peloton Responds to Death in Sex and the City Sequel And Just Like That

After the tragic death of Mr. Big in the "And Just Like That" revival of "Sex and the City," Peloton has responded to the character's heart attack scene, clarifying the role of exercise in his "cardiac event." "I'm sure SATC fans, like me, are saddened by the news that Mr. Big dies of a heart attack.

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12/09/2021
Fashion Influencer Mimi G Discusses Coping With Trauma

In the panel "Breaking Barriers: Redefining the Status Quo of Your Industry," retired gymnast and content creator Peng Peng Lee, actress Zyra Gorecki and DIY fashion influencer Mimi G discussed their careers, their identities and how each brought something new when they broke into their respective industries.

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12/09/2021
Freeform Orders Anna Drezen's Praise Petey Starring Annie Murphy, John Cho

Freeform has ordered the half-hour animated comedy series with the working title "Praise Petey" from creator, writer and executive producer Anna Drezen (head writer, "Saturday Night Live") and executive producer Monica Padrick ("Central Park"), along with Bandera Entertainment's Mike Judge, Greg Daniels and Dustin Davis, and ShadowMachine's Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico.

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12/04/2021
Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Reaches 10 Million Sales

Mariah Carey's Christmas anthem, "All I Want for Christmas Is You" became the first and only holiday single to take home the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) Diamond Award in recognition of 10 million sales and streaming units in the United States.

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12/03/2021
Stephen Sondheim Told Trey Parker He Voted for Team America

The late Stephen Sondheim told Trey Parker - co-creator of "South Park" and "The Book of Mormon" along with Matt Stone - that he voted for Parker and Stone's "Team America" World Police" as best picture, encouraging Parker after the 2004 film wasn't even nominated.

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12/03/2021
Jay Jay Phillips, AGT Keyboardist, Dies of COVID at 30

Jay Jay Phillips, a rock musician who competed on "America's Got Talent" in 2009 and 2017, has died. He was 30. The big-haired musician died from COVID-19, which he was battling over Thanksgiving week. The Instagram account of Phillips' band posted a tribute to the keyboardist earlier this week.

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12/02/2021
How to Watch Annie Live: Streaming Details and More

Based on Harold Gray's comic strip "Little Orphan Annie" that debuted in 1924, the musical "Annie" premiered on Broadway in 1977 and initially ran for over four years. One of the most beloved and biggest hits in Broadway history, "Annie" has won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

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12/02/2021
Reservation Dogs' Sterlin Harjo to Develop FX Miniseries

Sterlin Harjo, the co-creator of the hit FX show "Reservation Dogs," from an Indigenous group of writers and directors, is developing another FX show. Award-winning bestselling novelist, Jonathan Lee, is repped by CAA and 42. Lee is also an editor, and screenwriter. His latest novel "The Great Mistake" was published by Knopf in June.

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11/30/2021
Megan Thee Stallion Cancels Houston Show, Cites Astroworld

Rapper Megan Thee Stallion has cancelled her concert scheduled for Friday at 713 Music Hall in Houston, citing the recent Astroworld Festival tragedy. "Out of respect for the lives lost in Houston earlier this month, I have decided to cancel my show at 713 Music Hall on Dec 3," she said in a statement obtained by the Houston Chronicle.

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11/30/2021
Paul Walker's Daughter and Friends Pay Tribute 8 Years After His Death

Eight years have passed since "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker died in a fatal car crash, and his real life and on-screen family have marked the anniversary on social media. Walker and his friend Roger Rodas were on the road in Santa Clara, California, returning from a toy drive for Walker's charity Reach Out Worldwide for victims of Typhoon Haiyan when the crash happened.

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11/27/2021
Singer Karol G Fell Down a Flight of Stairs During Concert

Latin singer Karol G took a tumble down a flight of stairs on stage at her concert in Miami Friday night. The Colombian-born performer, whose real name is Carolina Giraldo Navarro, was in concert at Miami's FTX Arena when she twisted her ankle as she stepped down from a landing onto a flight of stairs.

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11/27/2021
Thomas Wells, X-Factor and The Voice Singer, Dies at 46

Singer Thomas Wells, known for his performances on the "X-Factor," "America's Got Talent" and "The Voice," died earlier this month in a Texas hospital. He was 46. A freak conveyor belt accident at a tire factory took Wells' life, his wife Jessica told TMZ.

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11/26/2021
Lisa Brown, Soap Actress in 'Guiding Light' and 'As the World Turns,' Dies at 67

Soap opera actress Lisa Brown, who is remembered for her roles in shows like "Guiding Light and "As the World Turns" as well as theater productions like "42nd Street" on Broadway, died November 24. She was 67. SoapOperaDigest confirmed the news Friday morning. An "As the World Turns" Facebook fan page also posted about Brown's death.

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11/25/2021
House of Gucci Fact Check: What's True and What's Fiction?

Ridley Scott's "House of Gucci" launches the day before Thanksgiving, and boy is it a wild ride. Adapted from Sara Gay Forden's 288-page book "The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamor, and Greed," the film squeezes three decades into nearly three hours, while Forden's book captures much more time, and many more generations in the Gucci family.

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11/25/2021
How to Watch the National Dog Show 2021

The 2021 National Dog Show makes the perfect companion to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who wouldn't want to watch dogs prance around as a distraction from all the good Thanksgiving Dinner smells?

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11/24/2021
When Will 'Encanto' Stream on Disney Plus?

"Encanto" hits theaters on Nov. 24, and it is sure to make the Thanksgiving holiday even more magical. Featuring songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda ("Hamilton") in both English and Spanish, the animated film is set in Colombia in Disney's latest expansion of representation and diversity.

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11/23/2021
Lou Cutell, 'Pee-Wee's Big Adventure' and 'Seinfeld' Actor, Dies at 91

Lou Cutell, the actor known for his appearances as "Amazing Larry" in the 1985 film "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" and on "Seinfeld" as the "Assman," has died. He was 91. Cutell's longtime friend Mark Furman confirmed his death via Facebook. "After 91 years, and a great life, my friend Lou Cutell went home," Furman wrote.

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11/23/2021
How to Watch Hawkeye 2021: Is the Series Streaming?

Just in time for the holidays, the first two episodes of the "Hawkeye" series centered around Jeremy Renner's Clint Barton are set to arrive on Nov. 24. In this new series from Marvel Studios, Barton ( Jeremy Renner) gets some of his own time in the spotlight, along with some newer Marvel Cinematic Universe stars.

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11/23/2021
TV Host Apologizes for Disastrous Adele Interview

TV journalist Matt Doran, who co-hosts "Weekend Sunrise" on Australia's Channel 7, has apologized for bungling a highly-anticipated interview with Adele earlier this month. Doran - who flew to London on Nov. 3 for an exclusive sit-down with the singer - admitted during their interview he had not listened to her new album "30."

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11/21/2021
How to Watch the American Music Awards: Are the AMAs Streaming?

The American Music Awards are set to air live this Sunday, Nov. 21 where they'll feature a variety of musical performances that are sure to get people talking - especially with Cardi B hosting. Jesse Collins serves as showrunner and executive producer of the AMAs.

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11/20/2021
Ed Sheeran Is Feeling Kinky About Pokémon - Yes, in That Way

Ed Sheeran is looking for love in all the wrong place. By "places" we mean the Pokémon universe. And by "love" we mean the "kinky" stuff. On last night's "Late Night with Stephen Colbert," a Fake News Alert segment transformed Sheeran's hit single "Shape of You" into an animated parody about his lust for all things Pokémon - and his love, specifically, for Pikachu.

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11/17/2021
Watch Biden Test Drive Electric Hummer and Floor It (Video)

President Joe Biden gave a seal of approval to a GMC electric Hummer pickup at a General Motors plant Wednesday in Detroit. Cameras captured Biden taking the white Hummer EV for a test drive. After climbing into the car with three passengers - all masked up - he drove slowly before going heavy on the gas.

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11/17/2021
Young Dolph: Chance the Rapper, Gucci Mane and More Mourn Hip-Hop Star

A host of music stars have reacted to the death of hip hop star Young Dolph, who died on Wednesday, after being shot in Memphis. The rapper, whose full name is Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., was killed after someone drove up to Makeda's Butter Cookies in Memphis, Tennessee, which he was in at the time, and shot him.

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11/17/2021
John Krasinski Put His Foot Down Over Scene in 'The Office'

Jim Halpert almost made out with Pam Beesly's replacement character Cathy (Lindsey Broad) during Season 8 of "The Office," during which Pam (Jenna Fischer) went on maternity leave. Krasinski stood up for Jim and Pam's love to director Greg Daniels when he caught wind of the potential scene.

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11/16/2021
Miles Teller Insists He Isn't Anti-Vax, Only 'Anti-Hate'

Miles Teller is setting the record straight about his vaccination status. The actor, who co-starred with Taylor Swift in the Blake Lively-directed video "I Bet You Think About Me," turned to Twitter on Monday night to share an update after concerns over whether he was vaccinated resurfaced following the clip's release.

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11/15/2021
Tennor Group Signs Ron Meyer, Sophie Jordan to Head Wild Bunch

Former Universal studio chief Ron Meyer will join the European distributor Wild Bunch AG as CEO, while Sophie Jordan joins as co-CEO in a major move to drive expansion, parent company Tennor Group announced on Monday. As part of the new phase of leadership, current Wild Bunch CEO Vincent Grimond is expected to step aside, according to a knowledgeable insider.

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11/14/2021
Black Comic Calls Out 'Karen' Heckler Who Stormed Stage Mid-Show

Comedian Affion Crockett on Saturday called out a "Karen" who interrupted his stand-up act by storming the stage "like the Capitol" in the middle of his routine to complain that she was offended by his act. Crockett, who is Black, shared video of the encounter on his Instagram account.

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11/14/2021
How to Watch Adele One Night Only and Oprah Interview

Soulful singer Adele has been everywhere these days. She went on Instagram Live to answer questions and give hints about her upcoming album "30." She also appeared in a Vogue 73 questions video segment, and a British Vogue clip where she blind taste-tested British food.

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11/12/2021
Taylor Swift All Too Well Short Film Stars Dylan O'Brien, Sadie Sink

Taylor Swift's short film "All Too Well," starring the singer, "Teen Wolf" alum Dylan O'Brien and "Stranger Things" actress Sadie Sink has arrived. Set to the 10-minute version of the song, Sink and O'Brien star as a young couple going through the ups and downs of a relationship that doesn't work out.

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11/12/2021
Winter, the Bottlenose Dolphin From the Dolphin Tale, Dies at 16

Winter, the marine mammal that starred in the "Dolphin Tale" movies, died Thursday evening at a Florida aquarium. She was 16. The bottlenose dolphin died despite life-saving efforts to treat her worsening intestinal problems, aquarium officials said. Animal care experts were preparing Winter for a procedure at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, where she had long lived.

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11/12/2021
How to Watch Clifford the Big Red Dog: Is the Movie Streaming?

The classic cartoon "Clifford" has made the jump from cartoon animation to CGI. The beloved big red dog will also be growing out of fictional Birdwell Island in order to go on a new adventure in New York City, in a new live-action/CG hybrid feature film that's currently playing.

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11/12/2021
First Hocus Pocus 2 Image Reveals the Cast Back Together

Disney+ has revealed a first-look image for "Hocus Pocus 2," the sequel to Disney's Halloween cult classic, which will premiere Fall 2022 exclusively on Disney+. It'll be a while before there's a trailer of course, but based on the new image it certainly looks like fans of the 1993 original have nothing to worry about.

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11/11/2021
Christopher Walken Really Painted Over Banksy Art for a BBC Show

A confirmed Banksy painting was destroyed when Christopher Walken painted over it on the set of BBC One's "The Outlaws." But it was all part of the plan. Banksy agreed to paint his trademark rats, which for the "Outlaws" piece sits on two spray cans, complete with his signature.

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11/11/2021
50 Cent Shares Photos From 'Expendables 4' Set

50 Cent says "The Expendables 4" will be "lit," especially since he's in it. The rapper, actor and TV mogul shared a series of black and white set photos on Instagram this week, including a shot of himself dressed as a soldier and another as he stands on a tank.

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11/10/2021
Jerry Douglas, 'The Young and the Restless' Star, Dies at 89

Jerry Douglas, who portrayed John Abbott for more than 30 years on "The Young and the Restless," has died. He was 89. Douglas died after a brief illness on Nov. 9, his family said. The actor's former co-workers said he left a lasting mark at the "Y&R" and will be "sorely missed."

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11/10/2021
Tom Hanks Ranks His Favorite Movie Shoots

Tom Hanks ranked his favorite experiences on movie sets during an interview on "The Bill Simmons Podcast," and the top three titles included "Cast Away." Host Bill Simmons asked Hanks to rank the top three movies he's worked on? Hanks, tweaked the question by saying "Forrest Gump" was off the table.

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11/10/2021
The Voice Names Top 13; Hailey Mia Clinches Wild Card Slot

"The Voice" has named Season 21's Top 13. As the evening began on NBC on Tuesday night, both the contestants and coaches felt the strain of trimming a group of 20 to a group of 13. Each team faced elimination cuts together and various singers held hands as they awaited the verdict of the public vote.

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11/09/2021
Taylor Swift Fans Clamoring for 'SNL' Tickets

Taylor Swift's fans need to calm down. That's the word from Pete Davidson and Seth Meyers who say they've been inundated with ticket requests ahead of Swift's appearances on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" on Nov. 11 and "Saturday Night Live" as musical guest on Nov. 13.

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11/09/2021
Twitter Blue Subscription Service Rollout

Twitter launched the first of its promotional campaigns for Twitter Blue, a new subscription service which is now available in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia on IOS, Android and Web. The social media site tweeted a Jazzercise-themed ad video that encourages building your finger strength for better tweeting.

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11/09/2021
Shailene Woodley Defends Aaron Rodgers: Media Needs to Chill

Shailene Woodley, Aaron Rodgers' fiancée, came to the NFL star's defense Tuesday, attacking a source that claimed through a photo that Aaron Rodgers had broken his quarantine to get coffee in Los Angeles. Woodley posted screenshots of the photo on her Instagram story, dissecting and claiming it was not Rodgers breaking quarantine.

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11/09/2021
CNN's Chris Cuomo Notches All-Time Ratings Low

CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time" hit an all-time low for the show in the ratings last week, according to Nielsen Media Research ratings data. In total, Chris Cuomo's 9 p.m. ET program pulled in 684,000 total average viewers last week. Of those, 156,000 were in the advertiser-coveted age demographic of 25 to 54.

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11/06/2021
'Sesame Street' Muppets Are Getting Vaccinated and It's Both Weird and Cute

The Muppets of "Sesame Street" are promoting vaccines on television and on Twitter, and it's both weird and cute (we love it). Following the recent approval for children ages 5-11 to receive COVID vaccines, "Sesame Street" stars Big Bird, Elmo, Rosita and Oscar the Grouch are being deployed to explain the benefits of the shot to their kid fans.

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11/06/2021
No Time to Die Heads to Premium VOD in the US on Tuesday

MGM's "No Time To Die" will become available to rent on digital platforms in the U.S. starting this Tuesday - just one month after the James Bond film's release in theaters. According to an individual with knowledge of the situation, Daniel Craig's last adventure as James Bond will be available on Amazon, Apple, Xfinity, DirecTV, Spectrum and Vudu for $19.99.

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11/06/2021
Kieran Culkin Almost Played Cousin Greg on Succession

Kieran Culkin said that he almost played Cousin Greg instead of Roman Roy on HBO's hit media-family dynasty show "Succession." "They wanted me to read for Cousin Greg," the star told Jimmy Fallon on Friday's "The Tonight Show," "which I just didn't feel right for." The role wound up going to Nicholas Braun.

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11/06/2021
Harry Potter Reunion: Tom Felton Catches Up With the Weasleys

Tom Felton had another "Harry Potter" reunion. On Friday, the actor, who played Draco Malfoy, shared a photo on his Instagram page, showing him with three of the actors that played Weasleys in the film series - James Phelps, Bonnie Wright, and Rupert Grint. Felton captioned the picture, "secretly draco always wanted to be a redhead."

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11/05/2021
Adele One Night Only: Set List Revealed for Concert Special

CBS has unveiled the set list and photos of "Adele One Night Only" - a new primetime special airing Sunday, Nov. 14 at 8:30-10:30 PM ET and 8:00-10:00 PM PT. The special will also stream live and be available on demand via Paramount+. "Adele One Night Only" was filmed at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.

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11/05/2021
How to Watch Red Notice: Is the Netflix Movie in Theaters?

In "Red Notice," a heist action comedy involving an unlikely trio of characters, fashionable looks and action scenes abound with Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot front and center as a trio involved in a high stakes heist. The film is produced by Hiram Garcia, Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions, Beau Flynn's Flynn Picture Co.

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11/05/2021
How to Watch Eternals: Is the Marvel Movie Streaming?

After multiple schedule setbacks due to COVID, "Eternals" will finally introduce audiences to a new corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Nov. 5. Originally set to release Nov. 6, 2020, the movie's release date then shifted to Feb. 12, 2021 before settling on its current premiere date.

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11/05/2021
Aaron Rodgers Remains Defiant After COVID Diagnosis

NFL superstar Aaron Rodgers says there's a reason he hasn't gotten vaccinated and he wants his critics to shut up about it. The Green Bay Packers quarterback appeared on the Pat McAfee show Friday to answer questions about his decision to skip the COVID-19 vaccine. "I'm not an anti-vaxx, flat-earther...

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11/05/2021
Stranger Things Day 2021 Reveals, Schedule Unveiled

Netflix will soon start unveiling details about Season 4 of "Stranger Things" ahead of the show's return. Two announcements will arrive Nov. 6 on the streamer's social media channels. Among the reveals viewers can expect are details on the season's location and episode titles for "Stranger Things 4."

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11/04/2021
Guy Fieri Agrees to Officiate Kristen Stewart's Wedding

Challenge accepted. Guy Fieri said "yes" to Kristen Stewart's request to officiate her wedding when she ties the knot with long-time girlfriend Dylan Meyer. Fieri shared the news with Stewart Thursday morning on the fourth hour of the "Today" show, surprising the actress with a video message. "Hey Kristen!

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11/04/2021
Wu-Tang: An American Saga Renewed by Hulu for 3rd and Final Season

"Wu-Tang: An American Saga," the Hulu Original based on the true story of the Wu-Tang Clan, has been renewed by the streamer for a third and final season. The show, created by original Wu-Tang member RZA and screenwriter Alex Tse, is set in early '90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic.

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11/04/2021
William Lucking, 'Sons of Anarchy' Actor, Dies at 80

William Lucking, an actor best known for playing biker character Piermont "Piney" Winston on FX's "Sons of Anarchy," has died. He was 80. Close friend Stephen Macht confirmed the news of Lucking's death via an obit he posted on Facebook. "Bill truly was a 'lion,'" the post said, "and his memory will always be a blessing!"

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11/03/2021
Aaron Rodgers Mocked for Positive COVID Test With Memes

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has tested positive for COVID, and it was reported he was not vaccinated against the virus. He won't play in the Packers' next game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The three-time MVP had said he was "immunized" in the past when asked if he got the vaccine.

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11/03/2021
'The Preacher's Wife' Remake Set With Director Anthony Hemingway

Filmmaker Anthony Hemingway has signed on to direct a present-day remake of the 1996 film "The Preacher's Wife" from Bassett Vance Productions and Anthony Hemingway Productions. The film will be based on the 1996 movie of the same name, which was directed by Penny Marshall and starred Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston and Courtney B.

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10/30/2021
Taylor Swift Teases All Too Well 10-Minute Version

Taylor Swift quickly flashed the centerfold of her upcoming rerecorded "Red" album on TikTok, revealing the lyrics to a 10-minute version of her heartbreaking ballad "All Too Well" - and crazed Swifties freaked out.

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10/30/2021
Jon Meacham Disinvited From College Event After Student Protest

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham was uninvited from inauguration ceremonies for the new president of Samford University after students protested his involvement with Planned Parenthood. Representatives for Samford University did not immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment, nor did Meacham's book publicist. President Beck Taylor wrote in a letter to the university community on Oct.

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10/30/2021
Billie Eilish Performs in The Nightmare Before Christmas

Billie Eilish brought the beautiful ragdoll, lovestuck Sally from "The Nightmare Before Christmas" to life Friday night for a live-to-film concert experience of Tim Burton's " The Nightmare Before Christmas" at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.

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10/30/2021
George Butler, Pumping Iron, Filmmaker, Dies at 78

George Butler, filmmaker known for the bodybuilding documentary "Pumping Iron" about the 1975 Mr. Olympia competition between Arnold Schwarzenegger and future "Incredible Hulk" star Lou Ferrigno, has died. He was 78. His son, Washington Post reporter Desmond Butler, said his father was battling pneumonia before he died on his Holderness, New Hampshire, farm on Oct.

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10/29/2021
How to Watch Paranormal Activity 7: Is Next of Kin Streaming?

"Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin" is due to put a new twist on the found footage horror franchise, which is now on its seventh installment. This latest film is directed by William Eubank and written by Christopher Landon ("Happy Death Day"), and follows a young girl (Emily Bader) tracing her family roots back to an Amish household out in the country.

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10/28/2021
Jon Hamm to Star in Animated Comedy 'Grimsburg' at Fox

Jon Hamm is getting animated at Fox. Michael Thorn, president of entertainment at Fox Entertainment, announced on Thursday that Fox has ordered "Grimsburg," an all-new animated comedy starring and executive produced by Hamm. Fully owned by Fox Entertainment and produced by its Emmy winning animation studio Bento Box Entertainment, "Grimsburg" will premiere in 2023.

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10/28/2021
Alyssa Milano Signs First-Look Deal With A+E Studios

Alyssa Milano has signed a a first-look production and writing deal with A+E Studios, president Barry Jossen said Thursday. The actor, producer, host, activist, entrepreneur, humanitarian and New York Times best-selling author will write and produce projects for A+E Studios for sale on all global and domestic television platforms and services.

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10/27/2021
Bryson Gray's Anti-Biden Song 'Let's Go Brandon' Knocks Adele Off the Top of iTunes Chart

"Let's Go Brandon," a rap song containing audio from President Joe Biden, and featuring lyrics like "pandemic ain't real," took the top slot on the iTunes Store song chart from Adele's comeback single "Easy on Me." Gray's song's title draws inspiration from the "F-k Joe Biden" chant at the NASCAR race won by Brandon Brown earlier this month, which aired on NBC.

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10/27/2021
Gaga Goes Gucci in New Trailer for 'House of Gucci' (Watch)

The new "House of Gucci" trailer dropped on Thursday and it shows the first introduction between Lady Gaga's Patrizia Reggiani and Adam Driver's Maurizio Gucci. In a quick snippet from the November 26-due film, Reggiani introduces herself to Gucci at the bar in a nightclub. Gucci responds by bending over and kissing her gloved hand.

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10/27/2021
BJ Novak Knows His Face is on Random Products Overseas

Like millions of Americans, a return to the rigid standards of the office could do B.J. Novak some good, especially if it means getting his face back. But does he really want it back? Novak, known for playing temp-turned-executive employee Ryan Howard in "The Office," remarked on Instagram about his head shot appearing on products sold worldwide.

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10/26/2021
The Best Halloween Movies on Netflix Right Now

Spooky Season is officially here, which means it's the perfect time to watch Halloween movies. Figuring out what to watch can be tough, though, especially when it comes to Netflix's vast catalogue of titles. Lucky for you, we've put together a curated list of the best Halloween movies on Netflix right now.

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10/25/2021
No, You Can't Use Federal COVID Relief Loan to Buy a Lamborghini or $57,000 Pokemon Card

Several people are learning the hard way that you aren't actually allowed to spend COVID small business stimulus money on collectables or luxury items. The justice department has released details about several people charged with misusing those funds. Instead of supporting their sinking businesses, some individuals purchased high priced sports cars, visits to strip clubs and even a single prized Pokémon card.

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10/25/2021
'Locke & Key' Season 2 Ending Explained: A Fantastical Final Battle

Season 2 of "Locke & Key" delivered just as much action-packed adventure, heartwarming moments and wild plot twists as the first one. Most importantly, the sophomore season introduced some major changes that set an interesting stage for the Netflix fantasy series' third - and possibly final - season.

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10/24/2021
Eternals Divides Critics: From Overstuffed to Tantalizing

The reviews are in for "Eternals," Marvel Studios' highly anticipated superhero epic about an immortal race that resurfaces to protect humanity from evil demigods after being in hiding for thousands of years. Critics are split, with opinions ranging from "disappointing" to "emotionally intimate" and everything in between.

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10/24/2021
Ed Sheeran Tests Positive for COVID-19

Ed Sheeran revealed Sunday morning that he tested positive for COVID in an Instagram post. "Hey guys," Sheeran wrote. "Quick note to tell you that I've sadly tested positive for Covid, so I'm now self-isolating and following government guidelines."

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10/22/2021
Dune Streaming Details: How to Watch Online

Well, it actually happened. For the second time, someone made a movie based on perhaps the most inscrutably esoteric and labyrinthine sci-fi novel of its time, Frank Herbert's "Dune." And we have to ask, did director Denis Villenevue succeed where David Lynch failed and actually manage to make an entertaining and, more importantly, coherent film out of the source material?

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10/20/2021
Tawny Kitaen's Cause of Death Revealed

The Orange County coroner's office has made public Tawny Kitaen's cause of death. The actress and model died in May at 59 from heart disease, with opioid use as a contributing factor, TMZ reported Wednesday. According to Fox News, the manner of death has been ruled "natural."

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10/20/2021
Bill Clinton on the 'Road to Recovery' After Health Scare in California (Video)

Former President Bill Clinton tweeted an update Wednesday afternoon that he is OK after his weeklong treatment for a non-COVID-related infection at University of California Irvine Medical Center. "I was so touched by the outpouring of support I received during my stay in the hospital," he said. "Thanks so much.

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10/20/2021
'Mother/Android': Hulu Unveils First-Look Photos, Premiere Date

Hulu has released first-look images and announced the premiere date - Dec. 17 - for its upcoming sci-fi thriller "Mother/Android." Screenwriter Mattson Tomlin known for "Project Power" and "The Batman" will make his debut as a director. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Algee Smith and Raúl Castillo.

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10/19/2021
Fox News Anchor Neil Cavuto Off Air After Positive COVID Test

Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto has tested positive for COVID-19. According to CNN, Cavuto did not go on air for his afternoon Fox News program Tuesday as a result of his positive test result. In a statement from Cavuto provided to TheWrap by Fox News Media, Cavuto shared his thoughts.

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10/19/2021
Netflix Executives Talk Squid Game Success, Avoid Chappelle on Earnings Interview

The controversy surrounding Dave Chappelle's "The Closer" special was not mentioned during Netflix's earnings interview on Tuesday, which included co-CEO Ted Sarandos and other company executives. Sarandos, co-CEO Reed Hastings and CFO Spencer Neumann fielded prepared questions during the prerecorded interview, which came on the heels of the company announcing that it had flown past its Q3 earnings forecasts.

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10/19/2021
'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' to Produce Podcast

"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" announced Tuesday the launch of its new daily podcast, "The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert," which will premiere Monday on any podcast service. In the trailer advertisement, Stephen Colbert asks, "Do you love television but hate the visuals?

TheWrap
10/18/2021
Billy Porter Bashes Vogue's Harry Styles Cover: "He Doesn't Care"

In an interview with The Sunday Times, "Pose" star Billy Porter questioned Vogue's decision to make Harry Styles their first male cover star, saying "he's just [wearing a dress] because it's the thing to do." "I feel like the fashion industry has accepted me because they have to," Porter said.

TheWrap
10/18/2021
The Lost Daughter Trailer: Olivia Colman Leads Netflix Drama

Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for "The Lost Daughter," Maggie Gyllenhaal's book-to-screen adaptation of the novel of the same name by Elena Ferrante that stars Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley, Ed Harris, Peter Sarsgaard, Paul Mescal and many more. Gyllenhaal wrote and directed the R-rated adaption.

TheWrap
10/17/2021
Why Succession Star Brian Cox's Logan Shouts So Damn Much

"Succession" patriarch Logan Roy sure does yell a lot. But according to his Golden Globe-winning portrayer, Brian Cox, there is a method to his madness. "Of course, I shout every now and again. And the REASON I SHOUT," he bellowed in an interview with CNN reporter Sandra Gonzalez, training her computer speakers, "is to keep the audience, wake them up, and wake the other actors up."

TheWrap
10/17/2021
Female Crime Author Carmen Mola Turns Out to Be 3 Men

Was it once said that behind every great woman lies.... three men? No? Well it does happen because the Spanish author Carmen Mola who just won a $1 million-plus Planeta Prize turned out to be three men, it emerged this weekend.

TheWrap
10/17/2021
Jon Stewart Says Blaming Trump for Everything Is a Mistake

Jon Stewart, like many, is concerned with the polarization in the country and although he says he believes "we still have time to save US democracy," he warns against putting too much energy toward blaming everything on Donald Trump.

TheWrap
10/16/2021
The Best Halloween Movies on Netflix Right Now

Spooky Season is officially here, which means it's the perfect time to watch Halloween movies. Figuring out what to watch can be tough, though, especially when it comes to Netflix's vast catalogue of titles. Lucky for you, we've put together a curated list of the best Halloween movies on Netflix right now.

TheWrap
10/14/2021
Adele Drops Music Video For New Single 'Easy On Me' (Watch)

Forlorn girl fall has officially begun now that Adele's new single "Easy on Me" has dropped. The "Easy on Me" music video debuted at midnight Friday United Kingdom time. In the 5-minute video, Adele is shown packing up her things to leave.

TheWrap
10/14/2021
Emani 22, R&B Singer of 'Feelings' and 'Close,' Dies at 22

Emani 22, an R&B singer whose real name was Emani Johnson, has died. She was 22. Record producer J Maine confirmed the singer's death to People. "Emani 22 was a wonderful individual that literally brightened up any room she was in," he said. The cause of Emani 22's death has not been immediately revealed.

TheWrap
10/14/2021
Jeremy Renner Trades Bows for Blows in 'Mayor of Kingstown' Trailer (Video)

Jeremy Renner swaps his heroic Hawkeye for a mysterious power broker role in Paramount+'s original series "Mayor of Kingstown." "We get paid to give advice, so I'm going to give you some," Renner's character says to a young woman in the series' trailer, which dropped Thursday. "Wherever you're from, you should go back.

TheWrap
10/13/2021
Joe Rogan Gushes Over Fox News' Tucker Carlson

Podcast star Joe Rogan had some kind words for Fox News' Tucker Carlson on the Tuesday episode of "The Joe Rogan Experience." "We'll also talk to anybody. Tucker has a lot of left-wing people on and he doesn't disparage them or criticize them or mock them," he mused after guest Alex Berenson - a vaccine skeptic who routinely appears on Fox News' primetime shows - compared his interview style to Carlson's.

TheWrap
10/12/2021
Damon Wayans Defends Dave Chappelle Netflix Show The Closer

Comic and actor Damon Wayans praised Dave Chappelle for exercising his free speech in "The Closer." TMZ captured comments from Wayans at LAX airport Monday morning. When asked "Where do you stand on the issue? How do you feel about the special? and Should it be cancelled?"

TheWrap
10/12/2021
Maskless Blac Chyna Goes on Pro-Vax Rant at Miami Airport

Blac Chyna ranted about unvaccinated people to a fan recording her on video in the Miami, Florida, airport. It is unclear exactly why she went off about being pro-vax, but TMZ reported that a fan asked to take a photo with her, which might have caused her to unload.

TheWrap
10/11/2021
Chris Pearson, Past 'Ex on the Beach' Contestant Dies at 25

Former contestant on the MTV show "Ex on the Beach" and DJ Chris Pearson has died after a reported stabbing. He was 25. "Unfortunately, Chris passed away early Sunday morning unexpectedly after a tragic encounter," reads to a GoFundMe page organized by Veronica Garcia.

TheWrap
10/11/2021
Jeopardy Champ Matt Amodio's Winning Streak Ends

Matt Amodio's 38-game winning streak came to an end Monday on "Jeopardy!" He finished his streak in the No. 2 spot on the all-time consecutive wins list behind only Ken Jennings, who holds the top spot with 74 wins. James Holzhauer's 32 straight wins stands as third.

TheWrap
10/10/2021
Chuck Todd, Kim Kardashian Hosting Talents Compared

MSNBC's Chuck Todd is taking a verbal beating on social media as he seems to every weekend, with some Twitter users comparing his hosting abilities on "Meet the Press" with that of Kim Kardashian hosting "Saturday Night Live." "Kim Kardashian is doing to SNL for me what Chuck Todd does to Meet the Press for me every week.

TheWrap
10/10/2021
The 9 Best New Movies on Hulu in October 2021

With Halloween and the winter holidays in the not-too-distant future, October is the perfect month for revisiting old favorites and catching up on the classics you've never seen. Whether your thing is horror, romantic comedy, action, drama or another genre, Hulu has you covered with a wealth of great movies to watch - and the streamer is adding more than 100 new movies and TV shows this month.

TheWrap
10/08/2021
How to Watch Venom 2 Let There Be Carnage: Is It Streaming?

Tom Hardy returns to his battle with alien Venom in the sequel "Venom: Let There Be Carnage," which is now playing. This time, Hardy's character Eddie Brock, who plays host to the symbiotic creature, also faces Venom's enemy Carnage. The first "Venom" was a commercial hit, grossing $856 million at the worldwide box office despite some not-so-great reviews.

TheWrap
10/07/2021
How to Watch Ghosts on CBS and Streaming

Looking for a new comedic, spooky show to watch or stream on Thursday nights this October? CBS' "Ghosts" could be for you. "Ghosts" premieres Thursday on CBS. Each episode will drop Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET/8 CT and they will stream on Paramount+ the same day they air on CBS.

TheWrap
10/05/2021
Jeremy O Harris Pulls 'Slave Play' from Mark Taper Forum

Citing the lack of women playwrights featured in the lineup of the Mark Taper Forum, playwright Jeremy O. Harris has canceled the entry of his Tony-nominated work, "Slave Play." Harris broke this news in an email he sent to executives of L.A.'s Center Theater Group - which oversees the Mark Taper Forum in addition to other nearby theaters.

TheWrap
10/05/2021
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe Targets Taylor Swift Fans in New Attack Ad on GOP Challenger

In the lead-up to Virginia's gubernatorial election, Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe has reached out to a very unexpected fanbase: the Swifties. A new ad for McAuliffe's campaign targets his opponent by asking, "Did you know that Republican candidate for governor, Glenn Youngkin, helped buy Taylor Swift's masters out from under her when he was co-CEO of Carlyle Group?"

TheWrap
10/05/2021
New Adele Music Arrives with Single "Easy on Me"

After six years of being musically M.I.A., Adele has announced her new single, titled "Easy on Me." The singer-songwriter released a clip teasing her latest work on Tuesday morning, which reveals that the single will be released on Oct. 15. See that moody clip up top.

TheWrap
10/05/2021
Sage Steele Off ESPN Air After Anti-Vax Remarks, COVID Test

ESPN's Sage Steele, after expressing disgust over the network's vaccine policy, has not only been taken off air for the comments - she has also now tested positive for COVID-19. Steele will also not be attending the ESPNW Summit next week, a person with knowledge of the situation told the TheWrap.

TheWrap
10/04/2021
Monica Lewinsky Says We Need to Rethink the Phrase 'Cancel Culture': It 'Doesn't Work'

Monica Lewinsky has a lot to say about cancel culture, but key to the discussion, she says, is what that term actually means and how people use it. During an interview on the New York Times' "Sway" podcast, Lewinsky told host Kara Swisher that she thinks "cancel culture" has become a "catchall phrase" that needs to be more clearly defined on a case-by-case basis.

TheWrap
10/04/2021
Watch 'The Talk' Introduce New Host Natalie Morales (Video)

Natalie Morales has started her next career chapter at "The Talk." The show welcomed Morales as a new host this morning. Morales joined the show via Zoom. She will start hosting in person Monday, Oct. 11, for Season 12.

TheWrap
10/03/2021
Male Journalists Rock Headbands on Sunday Talk Shows

Wall Street Journal reporter Jeff Horwitz and New York Times media columnist Ben Smith had the internet buzzing for their Sunday talk show appearances - but less for what they had to say about Facebook and the demise of Ozy Media than for their choice of on-camera fashion accessory.

TheWrap
10/03/2021
'SNL' Producer Ken Aymong Retires After 3 Decades

"SNL" supervising producer Ken Aymong is retiring after working on the NBC sketch comedy show for more than three decades. "Saturday Night Live" cast member Colin Jost acknowledged Aymong's exit on the show's Oct. 2 episode - which was also its 47th season premiere - by holding up a sign that read, "We'll miss you, Ken."

TheWrap
10/03/2021
Fox News Slammed for "Bulls--" Headline About Tammy Duckworth

Fox News has received backlash for a headline that falsely suggested Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) shirked on paying property tax on her Illinois home. "Wtf is wrong with you guys?!?" tennis legend Martina Navratilova wrote, noting that the story itself explains that Duckworth took advantage of a tax credit available to all disabled U.S.

TheWrap
10/01/2021
Adele Fans Believe Her New Album Will Drop Soon - Read the Twitter Theories

Adele fans are wondering if her new album is about to drop and taken to Twitter with their theories. According to Pitchfork and Billboard, this theory started when Mauler, a radio host of "The Morning Hot Tub and Stingray Hit List Countdown" tweeted and then deleted the words: "New Adele.

TheWrap
10/01/2021
Matt Amodio Continues Jeopardy Streak, Notches 33rd Win

Ph.D. student Matt Amodio has risen to the second place spot on the all-time consecutive wins list on "Jeopardy!" The champion of this list - Ken Jennings - sits high up with 74 consecutive wins. Amodio acknowledged this when asked about Jennings upon his most recent win.

TheWrap
10/01/2021
Natalie Morales Is Leaving NBC News After 22 Years

Natalie Morales is leaving NBC News. The "Dateline" correspondent and "Today" show anchor has been with the group for 22 years. She will be joining CBS' daytime talk show "The Talk," an individual with knowledge of her decision told TheWrap. Morales will take over the vacated slot left by Carrie Ann Inaba, who departed in August.

TheWrap
09/30/2021
Gabriel Salazar, TikTok Personality Known as GabeNotBabe, Dies at 19

Gabriel Salazar - better known as the TikTok influencer @gabenotbabe - died Sunday of injuries sustained during a car crash in Zavala County, Texas. He was 19. Three other people also died in the crash, a Texas Highway Patrol spokesperson told Insider. Their identities have not been made public.

TheWrap
09/30/2021
Emily Ratajkowski Violated Photographer's Copyright With Instagram Post, Judge Rules

Paparazzo Robert O'Neil has won his copyright infringement lawsuit against model Emily Ratajkowski after she posted a photo he took of her to Instagram without his permission. According to court documents obtained by TheWrap, a New York federal judge ruled that Ratajkowski infringed upon O'Neil's copyright by posting the image of herself, denying her argument that she "transformed" the photo by adding a caption.

TheWrap
09/29/2021
Ellen Pompeo Says Denzel Washington Is Part of Why She Didn't Quit 'Grey's Anatomy'

Ellen Pompeo had former costar Patrick Dempsey as a guest on her podcast this week, and during their talk she revealed that Denzel Washington played a big role in her decision to stick with the long-running drama. As Pompeo explained, the episode Washington directed, 2016's "The Sound of Silence," came at a pivotal period for the show, and for Pompeo herself.

TheWrap
09/29/2021
3 New SNL Cast Members and Where You've Seen Them Before

Audiences anticipating the next season of "SNL" - the 47th season starts Saturday - may be curious about the new cast additions ahead of Saturday's premiere. Beck Bennett and Lauren Holt have left the SNL cast, making room for Aristotle Athari, Sarah Sherman and James Austin Johnson, which NBC announced Monday.

TheWrap
09/28/2021
'Handmaid's Tale' Outfits Banned From Women's March

Organizers of Saturday's Women's March in Washington, D.C., have asked that attendees not bring "The Handmaid's Tale"-themed imagery or clothing to the event. The criteria spelled out in the march's guidelines effectively bans "Handmaid's Tale" costumes.

TheWrap
09/27/2021
Jean Hale Coleman, 'In Like Flint' & 'Batman' Star, Dies at 82

Jean Hale Coleman, who starred alongside Adam West in the original "Batman" television series, has died at 82. According to a family statement given to Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter, Coleman died on August 3 of natural causes. Born on Dec. 27, 1938 in Salt Lake City, Hale grew up in Darien, CT.

American Studies Writing - University of Notre Dame

Americana
10/01/2021
Swiftian Femininity: Taylor Swift's Gender Identity and Branding

By Dessi Gomez ('21) The public constructs Taylor Swift as if she were an idea, not a person, according to her gender and her gender expression. These constructions are intertwined with her breakout into fame as "America's sweetheart" and "ultimate good girl." As she grew up in front of the public, she began to be...

Los Angeles Times - Features

Los Angeles Times
08/17/2020
How an L.A. museum is celebrating the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage

One of the vintage buttons simply says in all capital letters: "ERA YES." Another says "Viva la mujer," a yellow female pictogram set against a strong red background. Still another button reads "Chisholm for president," a reference to the first Black woman elected to Congress and one of the subjects in HBO's recent series "Mrs.

Los Angeles Times
07/24/2020
Top 10 fan theories about Taylor Swift's new album 'Folklore'

While Taylor Swift may not have created the most intensive Easter egg process with the release of "Folklore," connections can still be made between her eighth album and her personal life. The fandom has exploded in a search for deeper meanings and references to the parts of her life that Swift tries to keep private.

Los Angeles Times
07/24/2020
Love 'The Kissing Booth'? Actor Joel Courtney promises 'KB2' is even better

Joel Courtney thinks "The Kissing Booth 2" is better than "The Kissing Booth." "I just think that we really came into our characters in more of a powerful way in the second film, because we knew the characters, we already had history with these characters," said the actor, who plays Lee Flynn in Netflix's rom-com sequel, which dropped on Friday.

Los Angeles Times
07/15/2020
Books impresario Lisa Lucas named publisher of Pantheon and Schocken Books

Lisa Lucas didn't want to leave her job as executive director of the National Book Foundation, which hands out the prestigious National Book Awards every year, but when the offer from Pantheon came, she simply couldn't refuse. "It felt important enough to become more uncomfortable - if that makes sense," Lucas said in a phone interview.

Los Angeles Times
07/07/2020
For largely LGBT writers' room, 'Love, Victor's' queerest episode was personal

Brian Tanen wishes that a TV show like "Love, Victor" had existed when he was younger, especially with a few Hollywood touches for good measure - like a drag show emceed by his favorite queen, Katya Zamolodchikova, and a pickup basketball game with the first openly gay NBA player, Jason Collins.

Los Angeles Times
06/12/2020
#PublishingPaidMe puts book publishing's diversity in the spotlight

In theory, the advance paid on the signing of a book deal is just the beginning of a relationship between writer and publisher - a guaranteed sum in expectation of shared royalties down the line. And yet it can be both an author's lifeblood and a vote of confidence.

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Scholastic
04/29/2021
Review:

The new Netflix documentary "Seaspiracy" was released in late March, just a month before Earth Day. As the title alludes to, the film emphasizes the cycle of corruption within commercial fisheries and the extensive conspiracy theory surrounding the ethics of the fishing industry.

Scholastic
04/02/2021
The Unsung Heroes of Notre Dame // Scholastic // University of Notre Dame

Amidst all the turbulence and all the disappointments of the pandemic, it would be easy to overlook the good. With so many beloved events canceled this past year, it would also be easy to forget all the effort Notre Dame's faculty and staff have devoted to make these semesters feel as normal as possible.

Scholastic
03/05/2021
Professor Sophie White Amplifies the 'Voices of the Enslaved' // Scholastic // University of...

Professor Sophie White's book, "Voices of the Enslaved: Love, Labor and Longing in French Louisiana" gives voice to individuals in colonial Louisiana, who otherwise had no outlet or representation during their lives. Most recently, White's book won the Frederick Douglass Book Prize for the year's best non-fiction book about slavery or abolition, which includes an award of $25,000.

Scholastic
11/16/2020
ACB divides ND // Scholastic // University of Notre Dame

Judge Amy Coney Barrett has brought more press to Notre Dame recently with her nomination and recent confirmation to the Supreme Court on Monday October 26. Barrett, a Notre Dame Law School alumna, has taught as a member of the Law School's Faculty since 2002.

Los Angeles Times - Arts News Posts

Los Angeles Times
08/07/2020
Joey King calls out costar Jacob Elordi for claiming he hasn't seen 'Kissing Booth 2'

Joey King has called out her "Kissing Booth" costar and ex-boyfriend Jacob Elordi over a claim he made in a recent interview. King's tweet, since deleted, came Thursday night in response to Elordi's claim in a recent interview with Variety that he hasn't yet watched "The Kissing Booth 2," the second film in the Netflix franchise that stars both actors.

Los Angeles Times
07/30/2020
California earthquake shakes celebrities into freaking out on Twitter

If you were in the Los Angeles area early this morning, we probably know what you were up to: bolting out of bed and wondering what was happening. A magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck L.A. at 4:29 a.m., felt most strongly in the epicenter of San Fernando. The quake spread across the L.A.

Los Angeles Times
07/29/2020
Melanie C teases Spice Girls fans with new song from upcoming solo album

Melanie C, better known as Sporty Spice of the beloved British pop group Spice Girls, will release a new self-titled album this fall. The singer revealed the news late Tuesday on Twitter, announcing the Oct. 2 release date and also teasing fans with a video for a new song.

Los Angeles Times
07/28/2020
Twitter celebrates Black actresses making history with their Emmy nominations

Twitter is praising a historic first for the Emmy Awards after nominations were announced Tuesday morning. For the first time in the ceremony's 71-year history, Black actresses dominate the category for lead actress in a limited series or movie. The three Black actresses in the running are Octavia Spencer ("Self Made"), Kerry Washington ("Little Fires Everywhere") and Regina King ("Watchmen").

Los Angeles Times
07/27/2020
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas welcome their first child

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are new parents. The "Game of Thrones" star gave birth to her first child with the Jonas Brothers pop musician last Wednesday at a hospital in Los Angeles, according to multiple reports out Monday. The couple has reportedly named their new daughter Willa, per TMZ and Just Jared.

Los Angeles Times
07/16/2020
Ivanka Trump's Goya photo gets late-night hosts going

Late-night talk show hosts had a field day Wednesday making jokes about Ivanka Trump's photo of herself holding up a can of Goya beans. The first daughter tweeted the photo on Tuesday night with the caption, "If it's Goya, it has to be good.

Los Angeles Times
07/10/2020
Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers simultaneously file for divorce

Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers are moving on from their marriage. The couple appears to have coordinated the divorce paperwork, with Chambers filing the petition and Hammer responding right away. They also shared the news with identical Instagram posts Friday.

Los Angeles Times
07/10/2020
Katy Perry's new single encourages listeners to 'Smile'

The title track of Katy Perry's fifth album says everything about why she went with "Smile" for its theme. Released Friday, "Smile" is Perry's latest single. She starts off with an upbeat hook that leads to the chorus of lyrics expressing her gratitude for changes in her life.

Los Angeles Times
07/09/2020
Bill Nye uses TikTok to explain the real reason people should wear a mask

Bill Nye the Science Guy has taken his talents to TikTok. The host of the TV show that landed him his nickname posted two segments of "Consider the Following With Bill Nye" on the video app Wednesday night. In them, he talks about why it's important to wear face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic and demonstrates different types of face coverings.

Los Angeles Times
07/08/2020
Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate to adapt slavery series '1619 Project' for TV and film

"1619 Project," the New York Times' award-winning multimedia series that examines slavery's lingering effects on contemporary life, is about to go widescreen with the help of Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate. Creator Nikole Hannah-Jones, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the New York Times Magazine,andNYT will work with Winfrey and Lionsgate to adapt "The 1619 Project" into a set of feature films and television shows.

Los Angeles Times
06/29/2020
Think you've seen 'The Princess Bride'? Not like this

Jason Reitman thought it would be fun to do a socially distanced remake of "The Princess Bride," so in March he started reaching out to performers and asking if they would help - and in the spirit of "As you wish," many said yes.

Los Angeles Times
06/26/2020
'Pop, Lock & Drop It' rapper Huey fatally shot in his Missouri hometown

Rapper Huey died from a gunshot wound last night in his home town of Kinloch, Mo., police said Friday. The 32-year-old "Pop, Lock & Drop It" star, also known as Baby Huey, was shot at least once. The rapper, whose legal name was Lawrence Franks Jr., was shot outside a home in the 8100 block of Martin Luther King Blvd.

Los Angeles Times
06/23/2020
Barcelona's Liceu theater reopens to a sea of green, with plants replacing patrons

Barcelona's stately Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house took the meaning of live audience to a new level Monday amid coronavirus restrictions that have shut down venues worldwide. The Liceu reopened for its first concert since mid-March with a livestreamed performance of Puccini's "Crisantemi" by the UceLi Quartet.

Los Angeles Times
06/22/2020
First 'Hamilton' movie trailer teases fans ahead of Disney+ release

The first official trailer for the "Hamilton" film dropped Sunday night, reminding eager fans the wait is nearly over. Ahead of its early release on Disney+ next month, "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted the teaser with the caption, "May you always be satisfied..."

Los Angeles Times
06/19/2020
Jimmy Kimmel will take a summer break from hosting his late-night talk show

Jimmy Kimmel announced Thursday that he will be taking a summer break from his late-night show, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" . He broke the news on what would be his last show hosting for a while - then got an " unexpected" visit from Matt Damon right after making the announcement.

Los Angeles Times
06/18/2020
Raven-Symoné surprises fans with news that she married Miranda Maday

Raven-Symoné introduced the world to her wife Thursday morning, sharing the news that she had a surprise backyard wedding with girlfriend Miranda Maday this week. "I got married to a woman who understands me from trigger to joy, from breakfast to midnight snack, from stage to home. I love you Mrs.

Los Angeles Times
06/17/2020
J. Cole's new song breaks silence about protests while pushing back on criticism

Rapper J. Cole has joined the conversation about racial inequality and ongoing protests sparked by violence against Black Americans after a fellow artist questioned why rappers weren't weighing in on the timely issues. Cole released the song "Snow on Tha Bluff" Tuesday night, following rapper Noname 's criticism on Twitter that "top selling rappers" have been silent about growing tensions.

Los Angeles Times
06/16/2020
If Dolly Parton replaces Confederate monuments, it wouldn't be her first statue

Dolly Parton's fans are rallying on social media to get a statue of the beloved country queen to replace old monuments of Confederate and Ku Klux Klan leaders in her native Tennessee. They've even launched a Change.org petition that, as of Tuesday afternoon, has already amassed 15,000 signatures and counting.

Los Angeles Times
06/15/2020
How to watch Alicia Keys and John Legend in their Juneteenth piano battle

In celebration of Juneteenth, Alicia Keys and John Legend will do battle at pianos in the latest installment of the Verzuz series of online musical showdowns. Raising the stakes, both artists just released new music that might make it into the friendly competition. The battle, announced last Saturday, will commence at 5 p.m.

Los Angeles Times
06/15/2020
Alicia Keys, John Legend to face off on Juneteenth in lockdown-inspired piano battle

Verzuz has announced the latest faceoff in what has been an impressive lineup of hip-hop and R&B performers competing in musical showdowns: Alicia Keys and John Legend will square off on the piano Friday for a special celebration of Juneteenth, which marks the day in 1865 when slavery ended in Texas, the most remote of the Confederacy's slave states.

Los Angeles Times
06/15/2020
'Outer Banks' stars Chase Stokes and Madelyn Cline are dating in real life too

Chase Stokes and Madelyn Cline, stars of the hit Netflix teen drama "Outer Banks," have taken their onscreen romance into real life as well. Their characters, John B (Stokes) and Sarah Cameron (Cline), became involved about halfway through the show's first season. On Sunday, Stokes' Instagram hinted the two are a couple.

Los Angeles Times
06/11/2020
Lizzo can diss fat-shamers for days - and does it again via TikTok

Lizzo has clapped back at yet another critic who felt the need to call her fat. The self-proclaimed "bop star" did the deed in a profanity-peppered TikTok video she posted Tuesday. Leading into her message with the caption, "[I]f you're not a fat shamer... keep scrolling...

Los Angeles Times
06/10/2020
Black Lives Matter L.A. co-founder and 'Pose' star lead #ShareTheMicNow campaign

"Pose" star Angelica Ross, Black Lives Matter Los Angeles co-Founder Melina Abdullah and acting president of Planned Parenthood Alexis McGill Johnson are just a few of the Black women activists who have begun taking over white celebrities' social media to talk about race in the wake of George Floyd's killing.

Los Angeles Times
06/10/2020
Netflix adds Black Lives Matter collection as its own genre

Netflix added a Black Lives Matter section to its genre tab on Wednesday, responding to viewers' interest in titles related to racial injustice, discrimination and systemic racism. Even though the collection is new, its title tag insists that it's "more than a moment."

Los Angeles Times
06/09/2020
Keanu Reeves is still partying on, dudes, in 'Bill & Ted Face the Music' trailer

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are reuniting and returning to the big screen in the upcoming "Bill & Ted Face the Music," the third installment in the film series that began with 1989's "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure." This time, the older Bill and Ted have to write a song that will save the world.

Los Angeles Times
06/05/2020
Free movies about race in America to watch and learn from

A flurry of films and documentaries on the Black experience, racism and social justice are coming online for viewing in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd and the nationwide protests over police brutality. An earlier version of this story erroneously included "Daughters of the Dust" and "Down in the Delta" in a list of documentaries about the African American experience.

Los Angeles Times
06/04/2020
John Boyega's fiery Black Lives Matter activism wins fans beyond 'Star Wars' galaxy

"Star Wars" actor John Boyega risked professional fallout and delivered a powerful speech at a Black Lives Matter protest in London's Hyde Park on Wednesday. His impassioned remarks about George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis highlighted racism and police brutality in Boyega's native United Kingdom and resonated worldwide.

Los Angeles Times
06/03/2020
Emma Watson says she's 'still learning' after Black Tuesday backlash

British actress Emma Watson has responded to a Twitter backlash over how she supported the #BlackoutTuesday initiative, particularly on her Instagram account. Some fans expected the former "Harry Potter" star and activist to post more meaningful messages and accused her of performative activism.

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South Bend Tribune
02/21/2021
Studebaker National Museum drives into the 'Disco Decade'

Although Studebaker stopped making cars altogether in 1966, the Studebaker National Museum finds that the following "disco decade" of the '70s has an important story to tell. "White vinyl tops and white leather interiors (are some things) you don't see anymore," Studebaker National Museum Archivist Andrew Beckman says.

South Bend Tribune
10/30/2020
Dueling demonstrations at Notre Dame offer different messages on Amy Coney Barrett

SOUTH BEND - Two demonstrations by Notre Dame students on Thursday night offered starkly different messages on Amy Coney Barrett, the university law professor who became a Supreme Court justice this week. On the university's Library Lawn at 5:30 p.m., more than 200 students clustered around a stage typically used to host musical performances to voice their opposition to Barrett's confirmation.

South Bend Tribune
09/27/2020
Virtual LUNAFEST shines light on women's stories

According to film director Lisa Donato, 85% of Americans don't know that they know a transgender person. "That means that 85% of Americans are getting their information and education from the media, of what being trans is, and most of what we see in media about trans people is very negative," she says.

South Bend Tribune
08/30/2020
Stories, sculpture and painting artfully weave together in 'Intertwined' at the South Bend Museum...

Curator Mark Rospenda sees "Lea Goldman and Sarah Martin: Intertwined" as a forest of stories that viewers can walk through. "Intertwined" is the fourth exhibition in the South Bend Museum of Art's "Conversations" series that is housed in the larger Warner gallery to give the two artists - one local and one regional - each more space for their works to interact in meaningful ways.

South Bend Tribune
02/27/2020
Notre Dame Lego Club and TEA Branch replicate the Golden Dome with Legos in annual theme park build

Lego doesn't make a kit to build the University of Notre Dame's Golden Dome. So Notre Dame senior Colin Whelpley did. And his replica of the iconic landmark figures to be the "eye candy in the middle" of the theme park the Notre Dame Lego Club and campus branch of Themed Entertainment Association plan to build during Saturday's "Lego KingDOME Theme Park Build" from 10 a.m.

South Bend Tribune
11/12/2019
Amish Acres' 'Beauty and the Beast' emphasizes the magic of hope

Sarah Williams cried when she learned she would play Belle in Amish Acres' production of "Beauty and the Beast" that continues through Dec. 31 at the Round Barn Theatre. "It's been a dream role of mine since I was little," she says. "It was one of my favorite movies.

South Bend Tribune
10/10/2019
Electronica duo Pink Sky to showcase 'Meditations' at South Bend show

Pink Sky's latest album, "Meditations," ruminates on the end of the world. "We realized that when we're playing music together, we're practicing this meditation that's sort of a private and shared experience," Ryan Hay says. The husband-and-wife electronica duo of Ryan and Angelica Hay released "Meditations" on Sept.

South Bend Tribune
09/12/2019
'Anne of Green Gables' brings appreciation for the little things to Amish Acres

The boys enjoyed the spotlight earlier this summer with Round Barn Theatre's production of "Big River," the musical adaptation of Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Now through Oct. 13, it's the girls' turn as Amish Acres' repertory theater again hits the library stacks with its production of "Anne of Green Gables," Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford's musical adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery's 1908 novel.

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South Bend Tribune
07/03/2019
Art League Garden Walk returns to its roots for its 30th iteration

A garden full of plants is just as much about the animals it attracts as well as the flowers that it produces. Mary Jane Stanley, owner of a garden featured in the very first South Bend Art League Garden Walk, has experienced this over the 30 years that her garden has seen.

South Bend Tribune
06/28/2019
Midwest Museum of American Art tells Tuck Langland's story through sculpture

ELKHART - Artist Tuck Langland discovered his true calling on a date while an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota. "We went to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts," the St. Paul, Minn., native says. "And she's telling me all about the art. I didn't know anything about it."

South Bend Tribune
06/27/2019
Taste: Hydraulic Ale Works brews thirst in Elkhart

ELKHART - Ryan Thompson told his cousin, Shane Dyer, that the only way to get him to move home from Colorado would be to start a brewery in Elkhart. The cousins share grandparents, and when their grandmother died, Ryan went home for her funeral. The cousins got to talking about brewing while Ryan was home.

South Bend Tribune
06/27/2019
Country singer Dillon Carmichael keeps it simple

As hinted at in one of his newest songs, Dillon Carmichael tries to keep recording simple. "A lot of it is feel," he says from his home in Kentucky. "How does a song make me feel? Does it make me feel good? Bring back memories? Motivate me? Nostalgia?

South Bend Tribune
06/19/2019
'Dog Sees God' tackles tough topics at South Bend Civic Theatre

High school is a trying time for many, including the Peanuts gang. In Bert V. Royal's unauthorized parody play, "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead," Charles M. Schulz's famous cartoon characters confront the challenges of adolescence.

South Bend Tribune
06/18/2019
'The Queen Bees' brings girl group buzz to Canterbury Summer Theatre

"The Queen Bees" takes place in the 1960s, but director Ray Scott Crawford thinks the musical that continues through June 29 at Canterbury Summer Theatre in Michigan City should speak to people today - especially anyone who has dreamed of trending on social media.

South Bend Tribune
06/18/2019
Review: Pitbull's no-show stops the party at Four Winds Field

SOUTH BEND - The audience's anticipatory chants of "Pitbull, Pitbull" quickly turned to angry boos as South Bend Cubs owner Andrew Berlin took the stage to announce that the hip-hop star would not perform Sunday night at Four Winds Field.

South Bend Tribune
06/14/2019
Ghostlight Theatre further illuminates summer arts scene in Benton Harbor

A ghostlight is the last light left on in any theater for safety. Now, it's also the namesake inspiration for The Ghostlight Theatre, the latest addition to Benton Harbor's Arts District. "We thought it was a great beacon and announcement," co-founder and artist director Paul Mow says.

South Bend Tribune
06/13/2019
Electronica band Pink Sky paints colorful music

Ryan Hay's life changed after he survived a collision with a semi-truck. He never felt the same again, and although he returned to his job as an English teacher a year after the accident, he realized he could no longer teach writing. "I loved being able to help people form their own voice.

South Bend Tribune
06/12/2019
New Carlisle u-pick flower field in full bloom starting in July

NEW CARLISLE - This year, Ryan Ripley plans to grow a variety of sunflower that smells like chocolate. Ryan and his wife, Melissa, run Field to Vase U-Pick Flower Farm in New Carlisle. The field has been in operation for three years. "We grow close to 30 different types of flowers," Melissa says.

South Bend Tribune
06/06/2019
RyeBelles restaurant and bar serves freshness and rooftop views to St. Joseph

The first restaurant Jim Champion opened burned down a year later. "As you can imagine, that would be extremely difficult to process because you just got started in the business, you've never done it before, and then your restaurant burns down," Champion's nephew, Nathaniel Bishop, says, about the rotisserie barbecue restaurant in Grosse Pointe, Mich., that eventually remained open for 30 years.

South Bend Tribune
06/06/2019
'There's no such thing as a bad day playing paintball'

Even though she did not choose it, Christi Mullen relates to the name of Total Control Paintball, the business she's owned in Niles for the past 13 years. "It's kind of funny because my personality is I kinda like control," she says, "and you have to have kind of control shooting."

South Bend Tribune
06/05/2019
574 Theatre ventures 'Into the Woods' with American Sign Language

Several area theaters routinely offer American Sign Language-interpreted performances. But with its Deaf Theatre Project, 574 Theatre Company plans to expand such access to the stage with its production of "Into the Woods" that opens today at the Battell Center.

South Bend Tribune
05/30/2019
South Bend's third Best Week Ever changes dates, adds new events

SOUTH BEND - Best Week Ever changes every year. This year, for instance, the week itself has changed. The past two Best Week Evers have used the momentum of the Westside Memorial Day Parade to propel them into action. This year, instead, the week has been pushed back to the first full week of June.

South Bend Tribune
05/29/2019
Murder takes the stage in 'Smoke and Mirrors' at Dunes Summer Theatre in Michigan City

Jeffrey Baumgartner's friends have joked with him that he's both director and star of Dunes Summer Theatre's production of "Smoke and Mirrors" because of his "arrogance." In truth, necessity put the theater's producing artistic director in the role of film producer and director Hamilton Orr in the mystery that opens Friday at the theater in Michigan City.

South Bend Tribune
05/22/2019
Sarah Shook and the Disarmers rebellious and resilient on 'Years'

Sarah Shook wrote the title track for the album "Years" just two weeks before she and her band, the Disarmers, went into the studio to record the album. For the North Carolina-based quartet, that was a bit risky: The band rehearses its albums ahead of time and records live in the studio.

Notre Dame Covering America: Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico by Dessi Gomez on Exposure

For my Spring Break 2019, I went on a class trip to Puerto Rico for journalism. The class was called Covering America, and we reported about the island's condition 2 years after Hurricane María. I had the opportunity to venture from Old San Juan to the mountainous areas of the island to Vieques, a smaller island off of the main island of Puerto Rico.

Notre Dame Journalism
05/07/2019
Toro Verde zips back from the brink

"The Monster" spans 7,400 feet of Puerto Rican rain forest, providing a view 1,200 feet above the ground. This is Toro Verde's most popular zip line cable. "One of the best experiences is to do it in the rain, actually, because you are more in the nature of what the nature is," said Luis Latorre, director of sales and marketing for the adventure park.

Notre Dame Journalism
05/06/2019
'Puerto Mosquito' shines bright

VIEQUES, P.R. - "Bahía Puerto Mosquito," or Mosquito Bay, is the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world. The bay's fluorescent plankton were discovered in 1906, on the small island of Vieques, off the coast of the main island of Puerto Rico. Pyrodinium bahamense is the name of the one-celled organism responsible for the bioluminescence of Puerto Mosquito.

Notre Dame Journalism
05/06/2019
Cafes grounded by thin coffee crop

SAN JUAN, P.R. - Abimael Ruiz can count on one hand the number of Puerto Rican businesses that use 100 percent native-grown coffee. Ruiz's family originally came to the island from Spain four generations ago. Since then, his family's coffee shop, Café Don Ruiz, has been working to produce native coffee and serve its surrounding community.

The Observer Newspaper at Notre Dame: Sports

The Observer Newspaper at Notre Dame: Scene - Arts and Entertainment

The Observer
04/20/2021
'Are you ready for it?': A Taylor Swift song draft // The Observer

It's been a long year. Last March, in the absence of college basketball, we put our favorite songs up against each other in a Taylor Swift song bracket that almost rivaled the upsets of the 2021 NCAA tournament, and if you think that was challenging, just wait.

The Observer
03/18/2021
Themes of 'Ginny and Georgia' point toward new normal // The Observer

With the 10-episode first season of "Ginny and Georgia," a Netflix Original Series created by Sarah Lampert, viewers might want to take it one episode at a time. Family dynamic shows move at quick paces, especially when the family is not the mythically normal nuclear family.

The Observer
02/26/2021
'Firefly Lane' floats between suspense and sentiment // The Observer

I have not yet read one of Kristin Hannah's novels in my lifetime, but Netflix's adaptation of "Firefly Lane" has definitely put her on my radar. The TV series changes quite a few plot points - as well as character roles and arcs - but Hannah's touch still glimmers here and there.

The Observer
12/30/2020
Taylor Swift's 'evermore' brings 'closure' to 2020 // The Observer

'Twas the damn season for Taylor Swift to outdo herself yet again. On Dec. 10, she announced the upcoming release of her ninth studio album "evermore" at midnight, a surprise drop to match the way she delivered sister record "folklore" in July.

The Observer
09/09/2020
The emotion of animation // The Observer

Two weekends ago, I watched a total of four animated movies in a four-day span. These films were, "Frozen 2," "Inside Out," "Ratatouille" and "Big Hero 6," respectively. I have come to realize that I prefer animated films to those with real actors or based on real-life like documentaries.

The Observer
03/20/2020
Tragically triumphant: Netflix's 'All the Bright Places' // The Observer

Brett Haley, Liz Hannah and Jennifer Niven's screen adaptation of Niven's young adult novel "All the Bright Places" came out strong on Netflix among other recent, less accurate book to movie transformations. This is mostly due to its talented cast, detailed cinematography and strong soundtrack/score.

The Observer
01/28/2020
2020 Grammy Awards promote unity through music // The Observer

The 2020 Grammy Awards took place on Jan. 26 shortly after the death of basketball player Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in a helicopter crash that occurred in Calabasas, California. Lizzo opened the ceremony in a beautiful glittery black dress with a set consisting of "Cuz I Love You" followed by "Truth Hurts."

The Observer
01/23/2020
'Just Mercy' puts racism on trial // The Observer

Destin Daniel Cretton's film adaptation of Bryan Stevenson's book "Just Mercy" strikes many emotional chords through the use of thoughtful details. From joy to sorrow and everything in between, it would be best to settle in for this two-plus-hour movie that captures the realities of racial inequality on death row in Alabama.

The Observer
01/15/2020
Gerwig's cast and crew revitalize 'Little Women' // The Observer

Greta Gerwig's adapted screenplay of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, "Little Women," captured attention with its cast and kept that attention through its effective cinematography. This latest rendition of a classic story about family and the social status of women ignited hope in the hearts of viewers at the close of 2019.

The Observer
12/03/2019
Netflix's 'Let It Snow' kindles Christmas spirit // The Observer

Narrated by a woman dressed in tin foil (Joan Cusack) during a massive snow storm, three love stories converge at a bright yellow Waffle House, which lacks a 'W' in its neon sign, until a third of the way through the film. Unfortunately, we never find out why Cusack's character always wears tin foil.

The Observer
09/30/2019
'Frankly in Love' is refreshingly honest // The Observer

While novels in the Young Adult genre contain many unrealistic elements, they possess a major strength in their ability to highlight diversity and mental health. David Yoon, husband of Nicola Yoon - author of "Everything, Everything" and "The Sun Is Also A Star" - continues this trend with his debut novel, "Frankly in Love."

The Observer
09/17/2019
Good things came in 'IIIs' for The Lumineers // The Observer

On Friday, The Lumineers released the remainder of their third album, called "III." This remainder, part of the album's three-chapter serial output, contained the final four songs to complement the six songs already out in the world.

The Observer
08/27/2019
Nothing but love(r) for Taylor Swift's new album // The Observer

There are seven Harry Potter books. There are now seven Taylor Swift albums. Coincidence? I think not. Swift released "Lover" on Aug. 23. It may be her most mature album yet, loaded with 18 songs that return to what Swift herself calls "confessional writing."

The Observer
04/24/2019
Taylor Swift returns // The Observer

Eight days, eight hours, 17 minutes and 27 seconds, that is the time standing between April 26 and the moment I sit down to write this article. The countdown to Taylor Swift's next comeback has begun. The "Reputation" era was epic, don't get me wrong.

The Observer
04/08/2019
'Five Feet Apart' charms and devastates // The Observer

It's a lot like "The Fault in Our Stars." Except they both have cystic fibrosis instead of cancer. And Cole Sprouse is in it. That is how I would summarize "Five Feet Apart" to my friends or to anyone who hasn't seen the movie yet. But that's just the superficial stuff.

The Observer
03/22/2019
Jill Santopolo captures hearts with 'More Than Words' // The Observer

Jill Santopolo's second novel, "More Than Words," was released on Feb. 5. Readers of her debut novel, "The Light We Lost," highly anticipated this return to the printing press and bookshelf. Santopolo's newest book wows readers once more with captivating characters and well-placed plot twists, successfully drawing them into protagonist Nina Gregory's world.

The Observer
02/06/2019
'The Final Table' showcases culinary finesse // The Observer

Countries collide in Netflix's newest addition to its collection of culinary coverage. "The Final Table" provides a glimpse into worldwide cuisine with a competitive edge. Twenty-four chefs from around the world team up in pairs to cook for a spot at the final table amongst nine legendary chefs from different countries.

The Observer
01/21/2019
The Band CAMINO Concert @ Legends // The Observer

The Band CAMINO performed at Legends Thurday, Jan. 17, marking their first concert in two months, and serving as a warmup performance to prepare them for their tour that starts Friday, Jan. 25. This concert was also the foursome's first time in South Bend. I was able to interview the band before the show.

The Observer
11/27/2018
'Solidary and Solitary' on the aux // The Observer

The Snite Museum of Art and Notre Dame's student radio station, WVFI, have collaborated to create Spotify playlists for the viewing of the ongoing art exhibition, "Solidary and Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection," until Dec. 15. Co-coordinator for the Snite Student Programming Committee Rachel Mills spearheaded the project along with WVFI's website manager, Charlie Hergenrother.

The Observer
11/06/2018
LANY sticks the landing at the Riviera // The Observer

LANY performed at The Riviera Theatre in Chicago on Nov. 1. The concert proved worth the long wait in a line that snaked through the streets surrounding the theater. The three-man band surpassed expectations.

The Observer
10/08/2018
Lauv Concert Review // The Observer

The line outside Legends Nightclub steadily lengthened from 8 p.m. onward. Excited chatter reflected the increasing excitement and anticipation of Notre Dame students who were kicking off their weekend with the Lauv concert. Once the crowd had trickled in, it was not long until opener Charlotte Lawrence took the stage.

The Observer
10/04/2018
Pop star Lauv to perform at Legends // The Observer

Pop singer-songwriter Lauv will perform at Legends Nightclub on Friday at 9 p.m. Tickets for his upcoming concert sold out halfway through the first day of sales on Thursday Sept. 27. Such a sellout is a rarity for the Legends Nightclub venue, hinting at Lauv's popularity and the promise of a great performance.

The Observer
09/18/2018
Actors from the London Stage bring 'Hamlet' to Notre Dame // The Observer

Silence floods Washington Hall as the group, Actors From the London Stage, prepares to perform its rendition of Shakespeare's "Hamlet." The five actors and actresses introduce themselves and identify their roles in the production, telltale props and costumes strewn across the stage.

The Observer Newspaper at Notre Dame: Scene Selections

The Observer
03/02/2021
Scene Selections: Calm down // The Observer

Reactions to Notre Dame's introduction of the Calm app as a mental health supplement have been mixed. On one hand, you can't replace counselors, psychiatrists and professionals with an app on your phone.

The Observer
08/04/2020
Scene Selections: Welcome Weekend edition // The Observer

Scene Selections: On Campus How do you do, fellow kids? Welcome to your new home. We're Scene, your go-to for commentary on trending arts and culture topics - stay tuned for a review of Taylor Swift's "folklore" - and general campus happenings.

The Observer
04/29/2020
Scene Selections: Feels like summer // The Observer

There's always something to look forward to. For Scene writers, that something is usually a forthcoming album from a personal-favorite artist, a new television show with rave reviews or a movie from A24. Sometimes, the build up to the release of a new thing can be more exciting than the thing itself.

The Observer
12/11/2019
It's just some ____ you haven't heard of // The Observer

"JESUS IS KING" - Kanye West Charlie Kenney, Associate Scene Editor Kanye West is an artist whose records, typically, receive pretty universal acclaim. Recent albums "My Dark Beautiful Twisted Fantasy" and "YEEZUS," although perhaps controversial in religious circles, saw near unanimous praise from music review outlets and renowned artists.

The Observer
12/09/2019
Scene on the Screen 2019 // The Observer

Scene on the Screen: looking into the best, the worst and the weirdest filmmaking, on both the big and small screens, from 2019. Cinema? Who is she?

The Observer
10/31/2019
Spooky Scene Selections // The Observer

Boo! Scene's here, and we just went trick-or-treating for some spook-tacular movies and music to make your Halloween extra scary. Scared of the dark? Lean into your fears and have some fun this All Hallows Eve. A scary movie never killed anyone, except maybe all the characters in the movie.

The Observer
09/13/2019
Scene's Selections: Tailgate Szn // The Observer

Another Michael Goes Out for "Football" By Mike Donovan, Scene Editor Saturday. Gameday. The parking lot bustles. "What a lovely day ... Let's play some football," Another Michael hums excitedly. "I just learned the rules / You toss a ball around to everyone at school / And there are two teams ..."

The Observer
04/30/2019
Summertime Selections // The Observer

Springtime is sweeping through South Bend (sort of) but, with summertime on the horizon, the spring will soon be swept away. That's okay with us. We have our sunglasses, plenty of sunscreen and a few things we're really excited about for after school lets out.

The Observer
02/22/2019
Scene's Oscars Predictions // The Observer

Scene's 2019 Oscars Predictions With the 91st Academy Awards coming up Sunday, the Scene department decided to cast its own ballot for one of the most wide-open Oscars in recent memory. Everything from Marvel blockbusters ("Black Panther") to foreign-language Netflix pictures ("Roma") are contending.

The Observer
12/05/2018
Scene's Year in Review 2018: Film // The Observer

After yesterday's look at television and Monday's honorable mentions, Scene turns its focus to the best of the big screen. It was an exciting year for unexpected, new and fresh movies, as well as more than a few very welcome throwbacks.

The Observer
09/13/2018
Scene Selections: New Singles // The Observer

With due dates approaching and tests looming, it can be hard to keep up with the latest music releases. That's why the Scene writers picked out a few of their favorite new singles to keep you in the loop.

The Observer
08/31/2018
Scene Selections: New Singles // The Observer

Summer is a time filled with sun, joy, freedom and a lot of music. To help fill out your endless summer playlist, Scene writers compiled a list of some of the best music that came out during that much-missed season.

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The Observer
11/14/2019
What about Thanksgiving? // The Observer

With the first real snow on Monday and about two weeks until Thanksgiving Break, we are in the full swing of the holiday season. I always find myself getting so excited once October hits because there is still time to prepare for Halloween and embrace the fall season.

The Observer
03/22/2019
Why I write for Scene // The Observer

Some people might think the Scene section of The Observer is easier to write for than other sections, or that it is not very journalistic because we spend most of our time writing music and movie reviews. But I'm going to refute that claim.

Inseev Interactive Copywriting

Inseev Interactive
What You Should Know About Traveling with Your Baby

In July of 2018, I ghostwrote 10 prompts for Inseev Interactive, a Marketing and Advertising Agency. This is the tenth of those prompts, written for webpages with certain anchor text phrases. The goal was SEO (Search Engine Optimization) using key words like the anchor text, which I have highlighted at the top of the article.

Inseev Interactive
How to Make Your Bathroom an Oasis

In July of 2018, I ghostwrote 10 prompts for Inseev Interactive, a Marketing and Advertising Agency. This is the ninth of those prompts, written for webpages with certain anchor text phrases. The goal was SEO (Search Engine Optimization) using key words like the anchor text, which I have highlighted at the top of the article.

Inseev Interactive
How to Meld His and Hers Styles in the Bedroom

In July of 2018, I ghostwrote 10 prompts for Inseev Interactive, a Marketing and Advertising Agency. This is the eighth of those prompts, written for webpages with certain anchor text phrases. The goal was SEO (Search Engine Optimization) using key words like the anchor text, which I have highlighted at the top of the article.

Inseev Interactive
How to Make Your Bedroom a Calming Oasis

In July of 2018, I ghostwrote 10 prompts for Inseev Interactive, a Marketing and Advertising Agency. This is the seventh of those prompts, written for webpages with certain anchor text phrases. The goal was SEO (Search Engine Optimization) using key words like the anchor text, which I have highlighted at the top of the article.

Inseev Interactive
How to Make Your Master Bedroom More Comfortable this Summer

In July of 2018, I ghostwrote 10 prompts for Inseev Interactive, a Marketing and Advertising Agency. This is the sixth of those prompts, written for webpages with certain anchor text phrases. The goal was SEO (Search Engine Optimization) using key words like the anchor text, which I have highlighted at the top of the article.

Inseev Interactive
Must-Have Essentials to Pack in Your Beach Bag

In July of 2018, I ghostwrote 10 prompts for Inseev Interactive, a Marketing and Advertising Agency. This is the fifth of those prompts, written for webpages with certain anchor text phrases. The goal was SEO (Search Engine Optimization) using key words like the anchor text, which I have highlighted at the top of the article.

Inseev Interactive
Things You Should Know About Sun Protection

In July of 2018, I ghostwrote 10 prompts for Inseev Interactive, a Marketing and Advertising Agency. This is the fourth of those prompts, written for webpages with certain anchor text phrases. The goal was SEO (Search Engine Optimization) using key words like the anchor text, which I have highlighted at the top of the article.

Inseev Interactive
How to Keep Your Man Looking Stylish

In July of 2018, I ghostwrote 10 prompts for Inseev Interactive, a Marketing and Advertising Agency. This is the third of those prompts, written for webpages with certain anchor text phrases. The goal was SEO (Search Engine Optimization) using key words like the anchor text, which I have highlighted at the top of the article.

Inseev Interactive
Great Gifts for Your Boyfriend

In July of 2018, I ghostwrote 10 prompts for Inseev Interactive, a Marketing and Advertising Agency. This is the second of those prompts, written for webpages with certain anchor text phrases. The goal was SEO (Search Engine Optimization) using key words like the anchor text, which I have highlighted at the top of the article.

Inseev Interactive
Fashion Staples You Need this Summer

In July of 2018, I ghostwrote 10 prompts for Inseev Interactive, a Marketing and Advertising Agency. This is the first of those prompts, written for webpages with certain anchor text phrases. The goal was SEO (Search Engine Optimization) using key words like the anchor text, which I have highlighted at the top of the article.

The Eagle Eye - Santa Margarita Catholic High School

The Eagle Eye
UCSBea road trip

One of the strongest feelings of accomplishment comes from choosing a college to spend your next four years. Another amazing feeling is the pride that comes from seeing friends commit to a college. Over spring break, I got to visit the University of California at Santa Barbara, where my best friend Bea will run track...

The Eagle Eye
Musical memorial

The Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall is more than just a venue. Constructed like a musical instrument, the building's acoustics magnify each and every sound made by the student musicians. Thus, the concert hall provides the perfect atmosphere to commemorate performing arts teacher Nick Kraus. On Monday Mar.

The Eagle Eye
Boston and MUNtreal

Intro, Boston: College Loop and Fenway Park When we received the news last year that the 2016 Senior MUN B Trip would visit Boston, MA and Montreal, Quebec, I knew I had to be a part of the trip. And I was not disappointed. Six seniors (including myself) and one junior, accompanied by...

The Eagle Eye
Website spotlight

An idea pops into her head. She plans out her next blog post, anticipation building as the pieces fall together. This blogger can't wait to share her latest update with the world. The trend of blogging, or contributing to a constantly updated website with articles and multimedia, has grown very popular as technology advances.

The Eagle Eye
Finsta phenomenon

Teenagers have become increasingly aware of the idea of perfection, and the pressure of keeping up with all of the latest trends. We have begun to filter our personalities, along with our acc