Mar 04,2021

More than 10,000 pieces of new news a day. News update non-stop 24/7.  How ‘Lolita’ Escaped Obscenity Laws and Cancel Culture.  Alamo Drafthouse’s new co-owner embroiled in child neglect scandal.  Jeffrey Epstein’s creepy Manhattan mansion set to sell for roughly $50M.  Olivia Rodrigo says she doesn’t know Sabrina Carpenter ‘at all’.  Shaquille O’Neal caught napping on the job wearing ‘astronaut’ helmet.  Alec Baldwin amused by talk of Gillian Anderson switching between accents.  Dana Perino Shares Stories From Her NEW Book ‘Everything Will Be Okay’.  Janice Dean brings kindness and love to Fox Nation with ‘Make Your Own Sunshine’.  Joanna Gaines releasing ‘perfect’ biscuit dough online nationwide: report.  Michael B. Jordan seeks revenge in Tom Clancy action thriller 'Without Remorse'.  More than 10,000 pieces of new news a day. News update non-stop 24/7.  With 'WandaVision' and 'The Mandalorian,' Disney+ has found its magic spell.  What Hollywood's treatment of 'Minari' says about the Asian American Dream.  Vanessa Bryant Talks Kobe And Gigi For People Cover Story: 'This Pain Is Unimaginable'.  Alec Baldwin Subtweets 'The Crown' Star Gillian Anderson Over Accent Switch.  Activist Chicago priest Michael Pfleger facing multiple sexual abuse allegations.  Review: In ‘Truffle Hunters,’ an enchanting but beset world.  Fossils of oldest member of huge dinosaur group found in Argentina.  In a new series, TCM takes a look at ‘problematic’ classics.  Teens on the edge in HBO Max’s ‘Generation’.  A West Allis man fatally shot a stranger while trying to rob a Columbia County home in 2019, police say.  
All News Headline Trivia Politics Finance Sports Entertainment Life Opinion Covid-19 Donald Trump Joe Biden Election Poll Black Lives Matter Progressive Conservative Magazine
How ‘Lolita’ Escaped Obscenity Laws and Cancel Culture
       
Why had “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” been prosecuted in 1960, but not “Lolita” the year before? In England, all copies were seized by customs from 1955 until 1959, when it was finally published to huge consternation and controversy. I wanted to call people up and ask them if they’d ever actually read “Lolita”? It wasn’t just me concerning myself with the question of whether “Lolita” would find a publisher today. From Dorothy Parker (“‘Lolita’ is a fine book, a distinguished book — all right then — a great book”) to Lena Dunham (who says it’s her “favorite book”), “Lolita” has spellbound women as much as men.
Alamo Drafthouse’s new co-owner embroiled in child neglect scandal
       
The shocking report alleged that at least 40 states at one point sent their most vulnerable children to Sequel’s facilities, which were run by “inexperienced, low-wage” employees. The reports detailed sexual and physical verbal abuse, including beatings from staff, as well as feces-infested living quarters. Meanwhile, Altamont Capital has pumped $40 million into Sequel over the past three years to fund its expansion. Sequel operates 44 programs in 19 states including a Michigan facility where a 16-year-old boy died last April after being restrained by staff members. The company plans to keep most of its theaters open after it emerges from bankruptcy, according to reports.
Jeffrey Epstein’s creepy Manhattan mansion set to sell for roughly $50M
       
The Manhattan townhouse where Jeffrey Epstein is said to have sexually abused underage girls is set to sell for roughly $50 million, according to a report on Wednesday. The 28,000-square-foot neoclassical townhouse at 9 E. 71st St. went on the market along with Epstein’s Florida mansion in July. A general view of the home of Jeffrey Epstein located on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. Christopher SadowskiHis Palm Beach mansion is in contract to sell to developer Todd Michael Glaser for an undisclosed amount, the Journal reported in November. Proceeds from the sale of the mansion are expected to go to Epstein’s estate, which has created a compensation fund to settle claims from his alleged victims.
Olivia Rodrigo says she doesn’t know Sabrina Carpenter ‘at all’
       
“I actually don’t know her at all,” Rodrigo, 18, said on “Radio.com LIVE!” of “The Goodwin Games” actress Carpenter, 21, who is rumored to be the subject of her seven-week Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit “Drivers License.”“I think we’ve met once or twice in passing, but I’ve never had a conversation with her, so I don’t think I could write a song that was meaningful or emotional about somebody that I don’t know,” Rodrigo went on. Fans believe Rodrigo wrote “Drivers License” about her “High School Musical” costar and fan-alleged ex-boyfriend Joshua Bassett, 20, who fans also believe is now dating Carpenter. Carpenter then released “Skin,” which fans guessed was a clap back to Rodrigo as the messy feud continued on. “Olivia wrote about Joshua Bassett who’s allegedly now with Sabrina Carpenter — listen man,” Regé-Jean Page told Pete Davidson in the sketch.
Shaquille O’Neal caught napping on the job wearing ‘astronaut’ helmet
       
He wins the NBA snoring title. Retired basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal put the zzzs in “Kazaam” after his “NBA on TNT” co-hosts caught him sleeping — quite loudly — while on the job. The original Instagram story of the Shaq-nap has since disappeared, however, the footage is currently going viral on Twitter. “What the hell is going on here,” an aghast Wade, 39, can be heard saying. “We supposed to be working.”If that wasn’t ridiculous enough, the 7-foot-1 Lakers legend begins snoring ferociously, causing the bystanders to collapse into a fit of giggles.
Alec Baldwin amused by talk of Gillian Anderson switching between accents
       
“Even on the phone, my accent will change,” she told British newspaper The Telegraph in 2009. Baldwin’s decision to bring up Anderson’s accent is possibly an attempt by the actor to slyly defend his wife Hilaria Baldwin. The 37-year-old mother of six was called out in December for her fluctuating Spanish accent shortly before she admitted to her real name was Hillary. She was also raised in Boston, as opposed to Mallorca, Spain, as she deliberately led people to believe. More recently, the couple shocked the public as they welcomed child number six just five months after a son, Eduardo, joined their brood.
Dana Perino Shares Stories From Her NEW Book ‘Everything Will Be Okay’
       
Listen To Guy & Dana's Discussion Below:Dana Perino is the co-anchor of America's Newsroom & co-host of The Five on FOX NEWS CHANNEL. Author of the brand new book, 'Everything Will Be Okay...Life Lessons for Young Women (From a Former Young Woman)Preorder Dana's book HERE
Janice Dean brings kindness and love to Fox Nation with ‘Make Your Own Sunshine’
       
The forecast for Fox Nation features a little more kindness and love thanks to Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean. "That’s the really beautiful part of this, all the people you see in the Fox Nation special are the real people, they’re not actors," Dean told Fox News. JANICE DEAN: 'MAKE YOUR OWN SUNSHINE' -- WHAT I'VE LEARNED ABOUT KINDNESS AND GOODWILL IN A TOUGH TIME"Make Your Own Sunshine" hit shelves Tuesday and the Fox Nation series was released to coincide with the launch. For more exclusive content, visit Fox Nation and join today. CLICK HERE TO JOIN FOX NATIONFox Nation programs are viewable on-demand and from your mobile device app, but only for Fox Nation subscribers.
Joanna Gaines releasing ‘perfect’ biscuit dough online nationwide: report
       
Soon, Joanna Gaines’ "perfect" biscuits will be available to buy online, according to reports. The Magnolia co-founder and lifestyle guru revealed the recipe for her biscuits in January on her cooking show "Magnolia Table." According to the website, fans can buy the frozen dough from the Magnolia website and it will be shipped from the Gaines’ restaurant, Magnolia Table. JOANNA GAINES SHARES FAMILY’S FAVORITE RECIPE FOR ‘PERFECT’ BISCUITSWhen Gaines revealed her biscuit recipe in January, she explained it took her six months to figure it out. Though the full "Magnolia Table" episode is available to stream on Discovery+, hungry fans can also catch the "perfect" biscuit recipe in the "Magnolia Table" cookbook.
Michael B. Jordan seeks revenge in Tom Clancy action thriller 'Without Remorse'
       
Michael B. Jordan is "more dangerous and effective than any man" in the Navy SEALs in the trailer for Amazon Prime Video’s "Without Remorse." The teaser for the Stefano Sollima-directed action thriller, based on Tom Clancy’s 1993 novel, sees Jordan as elite Navy SEAL Sr. Chief John Kelly. When a squad of Russian soldiers kills his family in retaliation for his role in a top-secret operation, Kelly pursues the assassins at all costs. But with the film adaptation over at Amazon, "Without Remorse" will now debut globally April 30 on Prime Video. NETFLIX’S ‘OPERATION VARSITY BLUES’ TRAILER SKEWERS THE INFAMOUS COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDALAkiva Goldsman, Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, and Jordan produce the action thriller.
With 'WandaVision' and 'The Mandalorian,' Disney+ has found its magic spell
       
(CNN) Hits are elusive in the entertainment industry, and the fact Disney+ has conjured two with "The Mandalorian" and now "WandaVision" speaks to a certain kind of Disney magic. Yet as the latter prepares to end its run, lessons have emerged about translating "Star Wars" and Marvel into this relatively new medium, as well as the spells they have cast for Disney+. Disney+ has ridden those titles to reaching 95 million subscribers much faster than anyone predicted, by the latest accounting, including the company itself. Weekly scheduling creates more bang for programming bucks. Marvel's Kevin Feige recently likened the week-to-week nature of "WandaVision" to Marvel's blockbuster movies and a "new opening weekend every week," adding that the shows were designed "to be experienced that way."
What Hollywood's treatment of 'Minari' says about the Asian American Dream
       
I too have prayed for Asian American films like “Minari” to receive all manner of major awards. The film shows a Korean American family overcoming hardships in pursuit of the American dream. In a climate of heightened anti-Asian violence, labeling an Asian American film like “Minari” “foreign” feels even more offensive. Advocacy groups like “Stop Asian American Pacific Islander Hate” have received more than 2,800 reported incidents of racism and discrimination targeting Asian Americans across the United States. Hollywood needs to recognize that whatever language Asian Americans choose to speak is American, because we are Americans.
Vanessa Bryant Talks Kobe And Gigi For People Cover Story: 'This Pain Is Unimaginable'
       
Vanessa Bryant shared in this week’s cover story for People magazine some of what the grieving process has been like since her husband, Kobe Bryant, and the couple’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna “Gigi” Bryant, died in a helicopter crash last year. Bryant graced the cover wearing a Los Angeles Lakers jacket as a homage to her basketball legend husband. “This pain is unimaginable [but] you just have to get up and push forward,” Bryant told People. Harry How/Getty Images Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Bryant watch during day 2 of the Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships at the Woollett Aquatics Center on July 26, 2018 in Irvine, California. Gigi, you still make mommy proud.” Last month, Bryant posted a photo of herself with Kobe for Valentine’s Day.
Alec Baldwin Subtweets 'The Crown' Star Gillian Anderson Over Accent Switch
       
Alec Baldwin alluded to wife Hilaria Baldwin’s recent heritage controversy this week while taking a dig at Gillian Anderson’s ability to switch between accents. The “30 Rock” actor on Wednesday tweeted a CNN report about Anderson’s Golden Globe win for Netflix’s “The Crown,” in which she played former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Anderson, who was born in Chicago but spent much of her childhood in London, was noted as having “accepted the award using her American accent.”The “X-Files” and “Sex Education” star is quoted in the article as saying she “tried hard to cling on to my British accent” when her family relocated from England to Grand Rapids, Michigan, when she was 11. And though she’s once again based in London, she added, “I just slip into one or the other.”Apparently, that didn’t sit well with Baldwin, who tweeted, “Switching accents? That sounds...fascinating.”
Activist Chicago priest Michael Pfleger facing multiple sexual abuse allegations
       
Michael Pfleger, a prominent Chicago priest who gained a national profile for his progressive social activism, of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers. The affidavit was released on Wednesday by attorney Eugene Hollander, who is also representing two brothers accusing Pfleger of misconduct. "We smoked marijuana again and I pretended to be asleep. The lawyers also denied Pfleger ever took him to clubs or smoked marijuana with him. Monico and Figliulo have also rejected those claims, saying "these allegations are false.”The archdiocese is investigating Pfleger over the brothers' claims.
Review: In ‘Truffle Hunters,’ an enchanting but beset world
       
These are some of the stars of “Truffle Hunters,” a profoundly lovely movie that delights in the noble scavengers of a dog-eat-dog world. “The Truffle Hunters” — surely among the greatest dog movies — even wryly occasionally shifts to a dog’s point of view. We see — via dog cam — like one of the hunters’ dogs when he’s let out of the car and runs down a path, panting. Just as last year’s beekeeping beauty “Honeyland,” “The Truffle Hunters” is a richly allegorical documentary of a vanishing agricultural pastime. “The Truffle Hunters,” a Sony Pictures Classics release, is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for some language.
Fossils of oldest member of huge dinosaur group found in Argentina
       
Yahoo EntertainmentEddie Huang's new movie Boogie is dedicated to one of his stars, the rapper Pop Smoke who was killed in a 2020 home invasion. Pop made his film acting debut in the movie, where he plays Monk, the on-court rival to Huang's protagonist, Boogie. Huang recently spoke to Yahoo Entertainment about working with the rapper and being impressed by his acting chops. And he didn't have an ego about it and he wouldn't get scared about it." Watch more about Pop Smoke from Huang in the video above.
In a new series, TCM takes a look at ‘problematic’ classics
       
Loving classic films can be a fraught pastime. ET with none other than “Gone With the Wind.”“We know millions of people love these films,” said TCM host Jacqueline Stewart, who is participating in many of the conversations. Advertisement“I grew up in a family of people who loved classic films. The classic film podcast “ You Must Remember This ” has an excellent series about the controversial movie and how it came to be. And Stewart, for her part, doesn’t believe that you can simply remove problematic films from the culture.
Teens on the edge in HBO Max’s ‘Generation’
       
But HBO Max’s new half-hour show, which premieres March 11, is not here to ridicule or judge the kids. The opening of each of the first episodes of “Generation” is cringe comedy at its spikiest. Some segments zero in on particular teens in the ensemble, but we also see them all together as their friendships tighten. Times have changed, TV has changed, and teens have changed, and more explicit and unsettling shows like “Generation,” “Euphoria,” and even “Sex Education” have become the thought-provoking standard. GENERATIONStarring: Justice Smith, Nathanya Alexander, Chloe East, Nava Mau, Lukita Maxwell, Haley Sanchez, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Martha Plimpton, Chase Sui Wonders, Uly SchlesingerOn: HBO Max.
A West Allis man fatally shot a stranger while trying to rob a Columbia County home in 2019, police say
       
The West Allis man arrested Feb. 25 in connection with a murder in Columbia County has now been charged with the crime and is being held on a $2 million cash bond. Wolf went upstairs to grab a pistol and went to the basement to check out the noise. "This turned out to be a random homicide," Brandner said during a Wednesday news conference. "It was a person that was not known to the family, to us or even has really been in Columbia County in the past." The sheriff said Kijewski is also a suspect in a Juneau County armed robbery that took place a few hours after the Columbia County murder.
‘Boss Level’: Time to wake up to Frank Grillo’s star power
       
Got tangled up in a Time Loop Review cycle. (Fun fact: Footballer Rob Gronkowski plays the gunman in the helicopter.) Director Carnahan provides his usual stylish, saturated-colors, quick-cut visuals as we see Roy taking it this way and that, most notably at the hands of the sword-wielding assassin Guan Yin (Selina Lo), who says the same thing every time she decapitates Roy: “I am Guan Yin, and Guan Yin has done this.” (One imagines Tarantino cackling with appreciative envy over Guan Yin and her catchphrase.) But WHY do so many people want Roy dead, and HOW did he get caught in this time loop? Mostly, though, this is Grillo’s film to carry, and he pulls it off with a combination of brute force and light charm.
The Mix: ‘Women of History,’ ‘Duchess!’ and more things to do in Chicago March 4-10
       
Pioneering womenChicago Detours reboots its “Badass Women of History” tour as a live, interactive virtual event, which highlights diverse women who forged groundbreaking paths in science, business, culture and social justice. Duchess!” Soon there will be a royal wedding and rules must be taught and absorbed as a duchess (Sydney Charles) meets and tutors the young soon-to-be duchess (Celeste M. Cooper) in the ways of her future family. Loosely inspired by Meghan Markle’s experience with the British royals, Barnes investigates how society’s institutions of power affect Black women. Tickets: $15. Tickets: $15.
The Spin: Divided Democrats to pick state party chair tonight | Lightfoot proposes new police search warrant policy | White Indiana city councilman says Dave Chappelle skit inspired him to wear blackf
       
“If Ms. Young was the biggest drug kingpin, we still should have treated her with dignity and respect,” said Brown, who was not Chicago’s top cop during the February 2019 raid at her home. “That should be clear to everyone that her dignity and respect had nothing to do with whether or not she was actually the focus of this or this was a mistake and it was the wrong house, she still deserves a measure of respect.”
Artist Spotlight: Cousin Mouth
       
A weekly showcase featuring local musiciansName: Cousin MouthLine up: Alex Burns, songwriter and producer, and producer LexSound: R&B, psychedelic, pop, experimentalThe latest: Cousin Mouth started 2021 off fresh, releasing the album "MayflowerPeacemakerHolyredeemer" as both a digital album and on vinyl on Feeder Loft Records, an Eastern Market-based studio and record label. It's a follow-up to their full-length "Medusa," which Detroit label Paramita Sound released in 2018. The video for the single "New Memories" from the new album dropped in January. Watch it below. Melody Baetens
Reward set for tips in 2020 slaying of Puerto Rico native in Detroit
       
Crime Stoppers of Michigan announced a $2,500 reward Wednesday for tips in a shooting last year in Detroit that left a 19-year-old Puerto Rican native dead. Witnesses weren't clear where the shots came from, Crime Stoppers reported. The victim had arrived in Metro Detroit about four months earlier and worked for a demolition company, Crime Stoppers said. "He was here to help his sister with her newborn child and save money to have his parents join them," the group said. Anyone with information can anonymously submit tips at 1-800-SPEAK-UP and www.1800speakup.org.
U.S. Poet Laureate, native Oklahoman Joy Harjo releases first album in a decade
       
Tulsan Joy Harjo — the first Native American named Poet Laureate of the United States — digs deep into the indigenous red earth in her first new recording in a decade, "I Pray for My Enemies," to be released March 5 on Sunyata Records/Sony Orchard Distribution. Collaborating with Latin Grammy-winning producer/engineer Barrett Martin on her new album, Harjo brings a fresh identity to the poetry and songs that have made her a renowned poet of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and beyond. “The concept for 'I Pray for My Enemies' began” says Harjo in a statement, “with an urgent need to deal with discord, opposition. It could have been on a tribal, national or a personal level. The urgency had a heartbeat and in any gathering of two or more, perhaps the whole planet, our hearts lean to entrainment – that is, to beat together.”Tulsan Joy Harjo – the first Native American named Poet Laureate of the United States – is releasing "I Pray for My Enemies" March 5 on Sunyata Records/Sony Orchard Distribution.
Police: 2 men rob drug dealer, then one kills the other
       
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two men robbed a drug dealer of his marijuana, but when they met later to split what they had stolen, one of the robbers shot and killed the other because of his body language, according to Norfolk police. Police said Raphael Cuffee, 28, is charged with second-degree murder in the October shooting death of Michael Perry, 35, The Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday. According to police, Cuffee confessed that he and Perry robbed a drug dealer of his marijuana, but Perry kept all of what they stole. The two were to meet to split what they took, but Cuffee told investigators he felt threatened by Perry and started shooting, police said. Officers responding to a report of a car crash found Perry in the driver’s seat of a sedan with multiple gunshot wounds.
Video: Duchess of Cornwall says Prince Philip is 'slightly improving'
       
Video: Duchess of Cornwall says Prince Philip's health is 'slightly improving' and royal family are 'keeping their fingers crossed' as Duke remains at specialist cardiac centre in St Bartholomew'sCamilla Parker-Bowles says Prince Philip is 'slightly improving.' The Duchess of Cornwall's comments came while she was on an engagement at a vaccination centre in Croydon as the Duke of Edinburgh remains in St...
Kim Kardashian dresses her daughter North's bearded dragon Speed in custom SKIMS Cozy hoodie
       
Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kim Kardashian glammed up her eldest child North West's central bearded dragon Speed in a custom SKIMS Cozy hoodie. Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kim Kardashian glammed up her eldest child North West's central bearded dragon Speed in a custom SKIMS Cozy hoodieTiny! Central bearded dragons eat insects and leafy greens, and they can live between 10-18 years in captivity. I really wasn't planning on liking Speed the way I do but she grew on me...North and her bearded dragon go everywhere together it's kinda cute!' Little Speed will surely be a hit with Kim's younger children - son Saint, 5; daughter Chicago, 3; and son Psalm, 22 months.
Pigeon who ran a-fowl of two angry birds is violently pushed onto NYC subway tracks
       
Don’t run a-fowl of these angry birds or you might end up like this pigeon that was almost ‘sleeping with the fishes.’Eyewitnesses filmed the horrific crime that happened in broad daylight on the platform of the 4th Avenue-9th Street G subway platform in Brooklyn. As the Bay Ridge-bound train approached the station, two pigeons decided they were going to ‘whack’ one of their own and teach it a lesson it won’t soon forget. The would-be murderers thought they had managed to get rid of their victim, but additional footage shows that it survived the ordeal, apparently keeping its head down while the train passed overhead. The two would-be hit-birds flew off as the G train pulled into the stationThe would-be murderers thought they had managed to get rid of their victim, but additional footage shows that it survived the ordeal, apparently keeping its head down while the train passed overheadLet's hope for the two pigeons' sake that their victim doesn't decide to become a 'rat' for law enforcement. New Yorkers have complained about the danger of desolate subway stations during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it appears some pigeons are taking their cues from the criminals.
Reese Witherspoon's daughter Ava reveals change from bright blonde hair to lavender hued tresses
       
And Reese Witherspoon's daughter Ava Phillippe took a drastic turn with her look as she unveiled lavender tresses on Instagram Wednesday afternoon. Reese Witherspoon's daughter, Ava Phillippe, took a drastic turn with her look as she unveiled lavender tresses on Instagram Wednesday afternoon. Ava, who's father is actor Ryan Phillippe, stood in front of a snowy mountainscape backdrop as she revealed her new hairstyle. She sported a tie-dyed sweater and wore eye masks while waiting for her hair to be saturated by the color. For her big reveal, Ava held up to red Hally boxes and showed off a fresh blow out of eggplant hued hair.
Halsey shows off her growing baby bump and she and partner Alev Aydin model eclectic styles in LA
       
Pop star Halsey was seen out for lunch with her partner Alev Aydin in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday. The 26-year-old cosmetics mogul wore a baggy white sweatshirt that nonetheless revealed her burgeoning baby bump underneath. Baby bump alert: On Wednesday, pop star Halsey was seen out for lunch with her partner Alev Aydin in Los AngelesShe matched this with deep purple crushed velvet pants. She stayed protected from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic with a cute black and orange plaid face mask. Earlier this week, Halsey took to her Instagram stories with a message regarding how her pregnancy came to be.
Harrison Ford braves rainy weather to visit a bike shop, sports face mask to stay Covid-safe
       
Rain or shine, Harrison Ford is determined to get back on his wheels. The 78-year-old actor braved the rainy weather to stop by a Santa Monica, California bike shop on Wednesday. Wheels up: Harrison Ford was spotted braving the rainy weather to stop by a Santa Monica bike shop on WednesdayHarrison took safety precautions against the coronavirus with a black face mask, and bundled up against the chilly rain with a green jacket. The Hollywood veteran arrived in his olive green land cruiser to get his bike fixed up. The upcoming movie will reportedly be the last time Harrison ever plays the character that he originated in Raiders Of The Lost Ark in 1981.
Jessica Simpson sports Guns N' Roses T-shirt to do yoga stretches with her 'snoring' dog Penny Lane
       
Jessica Simpson sported a Guns N' Roses T-shirt to do yoga stretches with her 'snoring' dog Penny Lane. 'She snores while I stretch out the sore': Jessica Simpson sported a Guns N' Roses T-shirt to do yoga stretches with her dog Penny LaneJessica then linked her post to her billion-dollar brand's $39.99 three-piece 'Fitness Bundle' in cheetah print. On Tuesday, Simpson promoted her business again by Instastorying a snap of herself modeling the $89 'Shelbie Platform' slides in caramel. The platinum-blonde Texan originally founded the Jessica Simpson Collection in 2005 as a shoe company. Jessica is partnering with Amazon Studios to produce a fictionalized coming-of-age series about her mid-twenties, as well as an unscripted docuseries with music.
Blake Shelton says he and Gwen Stefani didn't know if she said 'yes out loud' during his proposal
       
Blake Shelton proposed to longtime love Gwen Stefani in October 2020. And five months after she said yes, Blake gave fans a firsthand account of how the proposal went down. The latest: Blake Shelton proposed to longtime love Gwen Stefani in October 2020. Blake shared the same photo with the caption: 'Hey @gwenstefani thanks for saving my 2020... And the rest of my life. Blake shared the same photo with the caption: 'Hey @gwenstefani thanks for saving my 2020... And the rest of my life.
Jennifer Aniston is delighted by stunning fan art of her beloved Schnauzer mix Clyde
       
Jennifer Aniston's love for dog Clyde is no secret. Aniston, 52, posted an awe-inspiring illustration of the Schnauzer mix by artist Michelle Wilson, telling the creator her pup 'loves' the piece. Jennifer Aniston shared cute fan art of her dog Clyde on Instagram WednesdayPuppy love: The Friends star is known for her love of animals, seen with Clyde aboveJennifer also shared the original photo of Clyde the art was based off of, proving Wilson's knack for capturing pets. She's already mom to a pitbull named Sophie and last fall the talent welcomed a yellow Labrador rescue puppy named Lord Chesterfield to the family. 'But I have to be very sensitive to Clyde and Sophie because it's all about whether they are going to be happy.'
Shawn Mendes goes for a solo walk in Miami...after sending birthday wishes to Camila Cabello
       
The hitmaker's stroll comes not long after he sent his now-24-year-old girlfriend Camila Cabello birthday wishes on her special day. Taking it easy: Shawn Mendes was seen going for a solo walk in Miami after sending birthday wishes to his girlfriend Camila Cabello on WednesdayMendes was dressed in a long-sleeve half-zip sweater that he left all the way open. Before heading out on his walk, the songwriter shared an image to his Instagram account showing him having fun with his girlfriend and operating a camera. Mendes was not the only entertainment figure that wished Cabello a happy birthday, as Ryan Seacrest sent her well-wishes through his Twitter account. Thank you for all the love and birthday wishes, I’m so thankful for all the love and I’m sending it right back!'
Jason Sudeikis and Keeley Hazell spark claims they're living together in London amid dating rumours
       
Jason Sudeikis and Keeley Hazell have sparked claims they're living together in London following reports they've 'grown close' since his split from Olivia Wilde. MailOnline has contacted representatives for Jason Sudeikis and Keeley Hazell for comment. Despite claims Jason finds Keeley 'incredibly attractive', their potential romance is said to only be in its early days and he is not ready to jump into a new relationship. 'When Jason found out about his wife and Harry, Keeley was one of the people whom he turned towards. Jason and Olivia enjoyed a seven-year engagement before announcing their split in November, and have been focusing on prioritising their children amidst their parting.
Taylor Swift's pal Todrick Hall is accused of 'slut-shaming'
       
Taylor Swift's close friend Todrick Hall is being accused of 'slut-shaming' after he defended the star against a 'deeply sexist' Netflix joke about how 'fast she goes through men' - by calling out other singers who 'run through guys like it's cardio'. Taylor herself chimed in, tweeting: 'Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 called and it wants its lazy, deeply sexist joke back. Taylor wrote and released two albums during quarantine already. Mostly, critics accused Todrick of slut-shaming for calling out pop stars 'who run through men/women like it’s cardio' and sexism for comparing Taylor to a man. I HIGHLY doubt that you’re embarrassed NOW to respond to this,' he wrote, calling Kim a 'self-absorbed, entitled, stubborn little queef.'
Cedric The Entertainer says Bill Cosby still deserves credit for his contribution to black culture
       
Cedric The Entertainer says Bill Cosby still deserves credit for his contribution to black history and culture, despite his status as a convicted sex offender. Cedric, 56, made the claim in an Instagram video shared last Friday, during which he honored Cosby as a part of Black History Month. So he has to be shouted out, for his contribution to the Black History of Comedy. Cedric The Entertainer says Bill Cosby still deserves credit for his contribution to black culture and the black community, despite his status as a convicted sex offenderCosby was widely credited as one of the most influential African American entertainers in US history. However, Cedric The Entertainer still believes that Cosby's crimes should not completely mitigate his achievements.
Phil Collins’s Ex-Wife Orianne Cevey Could Make Another $1 Million Selling Off Even More of The Singer’s Stuff
       
A little over a month after she gave up her “armed occupation and takeover” of her ex-husband Phil Collins's mansion and auctioned off a few of his gold records, Orianne Cevey is putting even more of the musician's possessions up on the auction block. Kodner Galleries, who previously worked with the jewelry designer to purge her possessions that “no longer spark joy,” will host a second online auction of Cevey's belongings beginning on March 3. The auction also features different types of rare and commemorative coins, as well as a large number of very pricey men's watches from Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Richard Mille. The jewelry designer gave 10% of proceeds from select items being donated to the Never Give Up Foundation, a charity focused on spinal muscular atrophy in children. Join Vanity Fair to receive full access to VF.com and the complete online archive now.
Solange Knowles Says She Was Hospitalized Several Times and “Fighting for My Life” While Recording When I Get Home
       
Half the time I didn’t know where it was coming from. Believe me I’ve tried saying ‘nah I’m just playing’ so many times, ha. I’m not a big fan of talking about shit I don’t know yet. The stories of my past I've survived that I had stored all up in my body...till it said....no more. Life has now become before WIGH and after WIGH.” She concluded, “I'm so grateful for you guys allowing me the space and time.
A Masked Intruder Tried to Break Into Sandra Lee’s Malibu Home Twice Last Month
       
Sandra Lee's Malibu home was apparently the location of an attempted break-in last month that is still under investigation. The Food Network star wasn't there at the time, and the report states that nothing was taken from the home, nor were any of its windows or doors damaged or breached. But while Lee was able to stave off a more serious crime from occurring, a source told the outlet that she's still shaken by the incident. In December, Lee also spoke about the hard time she was having moving out of the Westchester County home she once shared with her former partner of 14 years, Governor Andrew Cuomo. Join Vanity Fair to receive full access to VF.com and the complete online archive now.
Rita Ora Explains How She Wound Up on the Floor With Madonna the First Time They Met
       
Rita Ora's first encounter with Madonna may not have gone exactly how she imagined it would, but the pop star insists that getting to meet her music idol was still “amazing” and the most starstruck she's ever felt. During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Ora revealed, “The highlight of my life is obviously Madonna, that's one of the biggest idols of all time. I had an amazing moment with her, very awkward, but also very unbelievable.” That awkward, but amazing moment came in 2013 when the pop star was hand-selected by Madonna to star in the campaign for her and her daughter Lola's clothing line, Material Girl. "She really just made me find my light, and by doing that we had to kneel on the floor," Ora explained. What's happening?’” But despite being baffled by the request, the pop star went along with it.
Kelly Marie Tran on the Empowering Anger of Raya and the Last Dragon
       
Her character’s name may be in the title, but Kelly Marie Tran was one of the last actors—if not the last—to join Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon. Tran noted that the relationship between Raya and Sisu, the dragon voiced by Awkwafina, also changed enormously. “You only know what you know,” Tran said of the larger machinations of the film, describing that siloing of information as part of an “isolating” film industry. In 2015, a largely unknown Kelly Marie Tran scored what should have been a dream role. In voicing the titular hero in Raya and the Last Dragon, she has become Disney’s first Southeast Asian princess.
The Mandalorian’s Bill Burr on Gina Carano: “She Was an Absolute Sweetheart”
       
The Mandalorian actor Bill Burr weighed in on Lucasfilm severing ties with Gina Carano in a recent episode of his podcast. Super-nice fucking person,” Burr said on his podcast The Bill Bert Podcast, which he co-hosts with Bert Kreischer. The post was one of many offensive stances Carano publicized in the last few months. “Joe DeRosa with an interesting take, look at you!” Burr replied. Now I gotta watch what the fuck I say.”“It’s fucking crazy time,” Burr continued.
Aditi Rao Hydari picked a pastel pink bralette + pants set for ‘The Girl on the Train’ promotions
       
Most recently, it was Aditi Rao Hydari who gave the fail-safe look her vote of approval. Aditi Rao Hydari's bralette came with a romantic twistAlong with its soothing palette, what really stood out from Aditi Rao Hydari's latest co-ord set was her romantic top. With this all-pink look, Rao Hydari went with strappy beige heels from Dech Barrouci, which featured sweet ruffled detailing. If you're a fellow fan of co-ord sets, Aditi Rao Hydari's pastel bralette + trouser set is the best deal for you. Aditi Rao Hydari paired her pink separates with beige heels © Instagram.com/sanamratansiCo-ord set, July Issue, Rs 8,000Heels, Dech Barrouci, Rs 3,300Also read:Aditi Rao Hydari dressed up her relaxed jeans with a blue checkered tie-up crop topAditi Rao Hydari celebrated Pongal 2021 in a breezy blue floral anarkali
Blýská se na lepší ?asy? Móda doby postpandemické podle Acne Studios
       
Móda doby postpandemické podle Acne Studios Martin Váša 3. 2021 Sdílet Zkopírovat odkazVzpomínáte si, kdy naposledy Acne Studios zklamalo? A krajinou sn? skute?n? byla, ale krajinou sn? p?echázející v realitu, asi jako když se nad ránem probouzíte do reality díky v?ni ?erstv? uva?ené kávy. V p?ípad? Acne Studios pochopiteln? kávy v doprovodu sladké kanelbulle. A pokud se nám poda?í získat a udržet si Jonnyho pozitivní p?ístup, máme se na co t?šit.
Iris Law Is Joining The Family Business With A Transformative Screen Debut
       
Iris Law is following in the footsteps of her father, Jude Law, and her older brother Rafferty, having been cast in her first professional acting role. A six-episode TV series called Pistols, it will follow the story of legendary band the Sex Pistols, and is based on the 2018 memoir, Lonely Boy: Tales from the Sex Pistols, written by band member and self-described “94th greatest guitarist of all time” Steve Jones. Aside from her modelling work, Iris also champions a more sustainable approach to fashion, and is currently studying textiles at university. Johnny Rotten cited Catwoman’s “skill, style and bravery” when discussing London’s early punks in the rockumentary The Filth and the Fury (2000), which charted the rise of the Sex Pistols. Iris Law will transform as Soo Catwoman for her screen debut.
Katie Holmes Is Fully Committing To This ’90s Jeans Trend
       
Drawing inspiration, Katie Holmes is taking the louche style one step further in ’90s-inspired super baggy jeans. For many months now, Holmes has been gradually increasing the diameter of her jeans. Throughout NYC’s balmy summer months and into autumn too, Holmes paired her eco-conscious wide-leg Jackie jeans with relaxed tees and insouciant checked shirts. Holmes clearly loves the relaxed fit of oversized jeans. Just leave it to Holmes to commit fully and bring back the super-baggy style.
Molly Ringwald Looks Back on Pretty in Pink, 35 Years Later
       
John Hughes had a knack for speaking to teenagers without speaking down to them. He had spiky hair and these crazy sneakers,” Molly Ringwald says of Hughes nearly 40 years after their first meeting. Hughes understood that high school was a reservoir of class warfare and emotional bloodshed, where a snide remark (“Where’d you get your clothes? Pretty in Pink, Hughes’s third and final film with Ringwald, was also his most hopelessly romantic. Released 35 years ago this week, the teen rom-dram follows Andie Walsh, a working-class high school student whose secondhand clothes make her an outcast among her more affluent peers.
Bing Bang Bong: On the Unbridled Thrills of Drag Race UK
       
And so to RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, the debutante ball for British drag acts ascending to global notoriety. I wake on Mondays, clamoring for the Drag Race’s dauphinoise of simmering temperaments, savage snapbacks, and antagonizing lip syncs. I’m forever counting down the hours until I’m back with the queens, with their cheek, their nerve, their gall, their audacity, and their gumption. While some queens were criticized for being regional (RIP, Tia Kofi), regional accents were the beating heart of “UK, Hun?,” each Scottish “bing,” Welsh “bang,” and cockney “bong” working together in harmony like an expensive scented candle. Sometimes she’s just back from a vigorous shampoo with club grease from Christina Aguilera’s “Dirrty” video; other times she’s demure in a lacy ankle-length bathing gown.
Taraji P. Henson on Her Hair Evolution, and the Confidence Philosophy That ‘Set Her Free’
       
Her passion for hair extends into her own line, TPH By Taraji, which champions the importance of good scalp care, as well as coil nourishment. We started with scalp care. Henson has found joy in hair care since she was little. “When I dyed my hair red, she gave me the confidence to embrace it.” And when Henson cut her hair off? “But my scalp care line is my favorite,” Henson says.
Gottmik, the First Trans Man on Drag Race, Is Already a Winner, Baby
       
In high school, Gottmik first started playing around with makeup—a signature element of their drag. “The first time I ever performed was in a bar in Tucson, Arizona [when I was 18],” says Gottmik. “The only type of makeup that excited me was crazy, over-the-top drag makeup,” says Gottmik, whose signature makeup look is a face painted white with thin, drawn-on brows. Whatever the look, a Gottmik outfit is always campy, but nods to high-fashion designers: See their rainbow latex dress and crash dummy couture for evidence. I love any designer that has a grunge feel but makes it just so polished; I feel like that’s reflective of my drag style.”
Megan Thee Stallion on Her Bag Obsession and How To Have a Hot Girl Spring
       
I love Chanel bags, I always try to find Chanel bags that are hard to find. I can be wearing sweats, and my Louis bag just really turns the outfit up. You’re known for always having a Hot Girl Summer—but how can we have a Hot Girl Spring? And I’m like, girl, you know, let me go to rehearsal. Everybody has been waiting for Tina Snow [her alter ego] to come back, so my girl may be popping up soon.
A SNL Star Brings Back an It-Girl Classic
       
Yesterday in New York City, the actress opted for a vintage faux leopard coat that she had bought from Le Grand Strip. It’s a classic downtown cool-girl look, not unlike the tried-and-true signatures of Kate Moss and Gwyneth Paltrow. She wore it over a light blue floral print Dauphinette dress and a pair of bubblegum pink boots by Brother Vellies. Gardner also marks a bit of a new generation of SNL cast members who are style-conscious. There is also, of course, Pete Davidson who has been known for his love for low-key label Online Ceramics and the cult-beloved Elara hat.
90 Day Fiance: The Hottest Couples in Franchise History
       
90 Day Fiance is the most-watched non-competition reality show on TV for a reason. Some couples have one or even two scammers. But there's more than the ticking clock of the K-1 visa and drama that drives the show. We all know that some of these couples are just plain hot. Let's take a look at some of the hottest couples in the franchise's history.
Justin Duggar Shares Wedding Video, Kisses Claire Spivey for the First Time
       
On Tuesday, Justin Duggar shared an intimate video of his his recent weddding to Claire Spivey, which included a glimpse at the pair locking lips. This wouldn't be a cause for celebration, or anything to really note... except you know by now how the Duggar family works, right? Several members of the Duggar family have since congratulated the married couple on Twitter and Instagram. Duggar announced in September that he began courting Spivey after the two met in spring of 2019. For her part, Spivey said in the video that the couple's families have known each other for nearly two decades.
Kim Kardashian: Kanye Is Having Another Meltdown, Y'all!
       
"Kim and Kanye are in contact with regards to their kids. The entire family has acted as a huge support system for Kim," adds the source. Kanye, sadly, has no such support system, but insiders say Kim has made it clear that he can always reach out to her if he feels the need. And while she didn't forewarn Kanye that she would be filing, Kim reportedly feels that he should have seen it coming. "Kim filing for divorce from Kanye is just a formal part of the process," the third source said.
Jamie Spears Defends Conservatorship: I Control Britney for Her Own Good!
       
In the aftermath of that and the Framing Britney Spears documentary, Jamie seems to be scrambling to save face. "[Jamie] would love nothing more than to see Britney not need a conservatorship," she then alleged. "Whether or not there is an end to the conservatorship really depends on Britney," Vivian insisted. "If she wants to end her conservatorship," she announced, "she can file a petition to end it." But we mentioned that fans characterized Vivian's claims about the conservatorship being "up to Britney" as dishonest.
Farrah Abraham: Uhhh, How Did She Just Get the Covid-19 Vaccine?
       
Farrah Abraham recently admitted to a history of mental illness. Farrah Abraham just got the COVID-19 vaccine. "G.I Joe - Mom reporting for duty #covidvacccine complete woman who have compromised immune systems prioritize your #covid19 vaccine," Abraham wrote on her page yesterday, adding several hashtags to her post. Abraham has worked as a reality star, an adult video cam star and a quasi Instagram influencer. Others, meanwhile, took Farrah to task for donning a lacey face mask and a spaghetti strap top to get the vaccine.
Joe Exotic Hires Anti-Carole Baskin Attorney: Get Me Out of Prison!!
       
Tiger King star Carole Baskin was targeted with a DWTS ad by the family of her missing husband. Now, incarcerated reality star Joe Exotic appears to like that idea. On Tuesday, he shared that he had been retained by convicted animal abuser and attempted murderer Joe Exotic. Phillips says that it was after this attempt went nowhere that Joe Exotic reached out to him. One has to imagine that Joe Exotic selected Phillips since he is already going after Carole Baskin on behalf of her missing husband's family.
Carole Baskin: Family of Missing Husband Airs Ad During DWTS
       
In a show of questionable judgment, Dancing With The Stars cast Carole Baskin this year. "Discomfort" doesn't begin to describe how the family of her missing husband, Don Lewis, seems to feel. But others, however, have assumed that Carole murdered her husband -- some even imagining that she fed some of his remains to tigers. "I’m not gonna engage with Carole Baskin on that,” Cardi replied. Law enforcement have come to believe that Don Lewis' signature on his alleged will was forged, copied from his marriage certificate.
Amy Roloff Drops Major Wedding Hint; Are We Getting Close?!?
       
"I'm excited, I’m so surprised, I’m thrilled!” Amy told People Magazine after saying yes. “I never in a million years thought I’d be getting married again, but I also hoped for it! Amy shares the aformentioned quartet of kids with ex-husband Matt Roloff, with whom she still films Little People, Big World. “I’m much more of a traditional person … I want the wedding and the reception,” Amy has said, shooting down talk of eloping. “Yes, I will wear a wedding dress,” Amy also noted, but added that “it may not be white.”
Braunwyn Windham-Burke: Fired from The Real Housewives of Orange County?
       
Serious changes are coming to The Real Housewives of Orange County in 2021. Braunwyn Windham-Burke is about to get the axe, according to this astute observer of the franchise. “Ummmmm we’re just gonna gloss right past Braunwyn physically abusing her husband on multiple occasions!?" In related news, no one seems to know just who will return for The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 16. And that's because Kelly Dodd may have said one too many racist and/or elitist and/or stupid things this past season to continue.
Meghan Markle Responds to Claims She Bullied Palace Staff
       
Throughout her time in London, Meghan Markle was repeatedly victimized by bullies. On Tuesday, the Times of London reported that Meghan was the subject of a bullying complaint lodged by an adviser to Kensington Palace. The allegation comes at a time when the simmering tensions between Meghan and the Royal Family are already on the verge of boiling over. Now, reps for Meghan have issued a statement regarding the situation on the Duchess' behalf. For now, Meghan can't even issue a full response to the allegations, as the specifics are being kept under wraps.
Meghan Markle to Father: Please Stop Bullying Me!
       
In the months since she married Prince Harry, Meghan Markle's life has developed into a unique mix of fantasy and nightmare. However, Meg is absolutely floored by her father's decision to take part in Samantha's relentless bullying campaign. According to new reports from multiple outlets, just prior to her wedding, Meghan penned a heartfelt letter to her father, in which she implored him to stop making disparaging comments to the press. Please stop victimizing me through the media so we can repair our relationship," reads a portion of the letter, according to the Daily Mail. They revealed that in response to his daughter's letter Thomas Markle suggested that the two of them participate in a photoshoot.
Ariela Weinberg: Why Eagle-Eyed 90 Day Fiance Fans Think She's Back in America
       
During Ariela Weinberg's recent 90 Day Bares All appearance, she didn't have great news for fans. Some time in the back end of 2020, Ariela Weinberg and Biniyam Shibre left Ethiopia. So, recently, Ariela delivered her grim relationship update on 90 Day Bares All. In Ethiopia, outlets tend to receive narrow prongs, rather than America's set up involving long, flat prongs and often a third rod. Additionally, back when we learned that Ariela and Biniyam weren't in Ethiopia, the two were spotted in Kenya.
Maci Bookout Throws Major Shade at Ryan Edwards: You're a Delusional Loser!
       
Even though Ryan Edwards is sober now (or so he claims), he's still got a lot of work to do in terms of self-improvement. These days, Ryan's not even allowed to see Bentley, which is probably for the best. Maci Bookout has always had reasons to be concerned, but they've been amplified by Ryan's behavior over the past year. Viewers were stunned to see Ryan bullying Bentley, and apparently, those scenes had an effect on Maci as well. Ryan's wife, Mackenzie Standifer, kicked things off with memes about the importance of removing toxic people from your life.
Brielle Biermann Turns 24, Celebrates in Bahamas with Bikini Thirst Traps
       
Brielle Biermann is, simply put, a knockout. Kim Zolciak's eldest daughter would be turning heads even if she weren't related to anyone famous. But having a reality TV career just means that there are more heads to turn, so to speak. Happy birthday, Brielle!) Take a look at the mind-boggling thirst traps that Brielle shared with her fans and followers to mark the occasion.
Meri Brown Very Clearly Calls Out Kody on Instagram: You're Nothing Like Jesus!
       
Over the past year or so, we've written who-knows-how-many-articles about Meri Brown seemingly throwing shade at her spiritual husband, Kody. And yet... Meri has also insisted of late that she's staying with Kody. She said she loved Kody and was committed to Kody and would folks pretty please stop saying otherwise?!? TLC has aired an episode in which Kody straightforwardly states that he's done trying with Meri, while Us Weekly has quoted Kody as essentially daring Meri to divorce him. Does anyone out there really think Meri couldn't do a lot better?!
Briana DeJesus Gets Dragged By Fans: Stop With the Plastic Surgery!
       
Like many of her Teen Mom colleagues, Briana DeJesus has had a bit of work done. It's easy for viewers to judge, but we think most people can probably imagine what an alluring option plastic surgery must seem to newly-rich and newly-famous single moms. And during a recent discussion of her new look on a Teen Mom Reddit forum, critics absolutely unloaded on the mother of two. "The plastic surgery I got done shouldn’t matter cause I still take care of my kids. Regardless of how the rest of us feel about Briana's plastic surgery, it's her body, and she's free to do with it as she pleases.
Are Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews Married? Wedding Plans
       
When Are Patrick Mahomes and Fiancee Brittany Matthews Getting Married? Now that Patrick Mahomes and fiancée Brittany Matthews welcomed baby No. It’s always you and me,” Brittany captioned a series of Instagram photos from the big day. “We will share photos of her when we [feel] the time is right. “Right now, we are just soaking in every minute with her.”Now that they are a family of three, Patrick and Brittany are back to wedding planning mode.
Larissa Lima Finally Tells All About "Date From Hell" With Corey Rathgeber!
       
A year and a half ago, Larissa Lima met up with another 90 Day Fiance star and snapped a selfie. Why did she go on what she now calls a "date from hell" with Corey Rathgeber? Corey wanted advice for Evelin on how to deal with a barrage of hatred, and who would know better than Larissa? And according to Larissa, Corey claimed to her that he and Evelin Villegas had broken up, calling her a jealous "ex." By the time that Larissa and Corey met, she already had her suspicions.
Jenelle Evans: I Hate Barbara Again and I'm Fighting For Full Custody of Jace!
       
It can be hard to keep up with everything that's going on in the life of Jenelle Evans. Yes, the conflict between Jenelle and her mother, Barbara Evans, began back in January when Jenelle claimed to have regained custody of Jace, her eldest son. The 11-year-old has been living with Babs ever since Jenelle signed over custody when Jace was an infant. Shortly thereafter, Barbara called Jenelle out for lying and revealed that she, Babs, still has custody of Jace. As it turned out, Jace was temporarily living with Jenelle because of behavioral issues, but the custody arrangement remained unchanged.
Celebrities Wearing Visible G-String: Photos of the Trend
       
Your Favorite Celebrities Love the Visible G-String Trend! One of the best ways to capitalize on the concept is to play with the visible g-string trend, of which A-listers like Kylie Jenner, Hailey Baldwin and Dua Lipa are big fans. However, the back of the gown was completely open — and revealed a matching visible thong. !” In the photo, the reality star wore a tight black dress with a low-cut open back and a visible red g-string. Scroll through the gallery below to see photos of your favorite celebs rocking the visible g-string trend!
Rachel Lindsay: Cancel The Bachelorette Until It's Less Racist!
       
Rachel Lindsay is not on social media at the moment. Season 25 suitor Rachael Kirkconnell was forced to issue an apology awhile back after a number of her old social media posts emerged. Chris Harrison, however, mostly defended Kirkconnell last month -- in an interview with Lindsay, no less. As for her choice to leave social media for the time being? … People are attacking me because they think that I’m trying to cancel someone so they’re on a mission to cancel me.
Does Britney Spears Have Custody of Kids Preston and Jayden?
       
Does Britney Spears have custody of her kids? The singer has been in an ongoing legal battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline over their sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James. Why Did Britney Lose Custody of Her Kids? The “Toxic” singer gave birth to her oldest son Sean Preston, who goes by Preston, in September 2005. In 2019, the “Gimme More” singer was granted 30 percent custody of Sean Preston and Jayden.
Did Meghan Markle Bully Her Staff at Kensington Palace?
       
Meghan Markle responded to claims she “bullied” her former staff at Kensington Palace while she and husband Prince Harry were living there before they moved to Frogmore cottage in 2018. The Times was unable to corroborate Harry and Meghan’s lawyers’ claim that one staffer left after findings of misconduct. Meghan and Harry, 36, stepped back as senior royals in January 2020. On February 19, Queen Elizabeth II confirmed the young couple is not returning as senior members of the royal family. Harry’s grandmother, 94, added: “While we are all saddened by their decision, the duke and duchess remain much-loved members of the family.”
Kylie Jenner 'Peed' Her 'Pants' While Filming Drunk Video With Kendall
       
Kylie Jenner Reveals She Wet Herself While Filming Drunk Video With Kendall: ‘I Peed My Pants!’Sister shenanigans! Kylie Jenner revealed she wet herself while filming a drunk YouTube video with her sister Kendall Jenner on Tuesday, March 2. “I peed my pants, I peed my pants!” the 23-year-old laughed hysterically while rocking an extremely exaggerated makeup look complete with blue lipstick. The makeup mogul also shared a video of an equally as made-up Kendall, 25, dabbing her tongue with a paper towel. “But we have similarities, too — we’re definitely sisters,” Kendall added.
90 Day Fiance's Deavan Clegg, Topher Park: Photos
       
90 Day Fiancé star Deavan Clegg moved on with her boyfriend, Topher Park, in the midst of drama with her estranged husband, Jihoon Lee. In Touch confirmed Deavan was already in a new relationship just days after Jihoon confirmed their split in August 2020. They tied the knot in South Korea shortly after his birth and in the summer of 2019, Deavan permanently relocated to South Korea to live with Jihoon, Taeyang and Drascilla. Things quickly went south between Deavan and Jihoon and she moved back to the states in May 2020 amid their split. Following her breakup, Deavan and Topher realized they had a mutual friend from the same town in California where they grew up.
'Teen Mom’ Franchise Kids Over the Years: Photos Then VS. Now
       
Chelsea Houska, Maci Bookout and more Teen Mom stars’ kids have grown up in front of the cameras. The South Dakota native gave birth to her eldest daughter, Aubree, in 2009 with her then-boyfriend, Adam Lind, when they were high school seniors. They got engaged in 2015 and tied the knot the following year after Aubree gave the traffic control specialist permission to marry her mom. When Houska gave birth to baby No. I think it’s the best way to go for our situation.”Keep scrolling to see Aubree and Bentley all grown up, along with more Teen Mom cast members’ kids.
Brittany Matthews Reveals Post-Baby Body After Giving Birth
       
Patrick Mahomes‘ fiancée, Brittany Matthews, revealed her postpartum body just over a week after giving birth to their first child, daughter Sterling Skye. The new mom’s post-baby tummy was on full display — and she was smiling proudly in the snapshot. Brittany Matthews/InstagramThe personal trainer and the NFL star, 25, welcomed their first child on February 20. “We will share photos of her when we [feel] the time is right,” the Brittany Lynne Fitness founder continued. Alongside their sonogram, Brittany wrote via Instagram at the time, “Mom and Dad, taking a small detour to the wedding.”
Shanna Moakler, Matthew Rondeau Flaunt Bodies During Beach Day
       
Travis Barker‘s ex-wife Shanna Moakler and her boyfriend, Matthew Rondeau, flaunted their toned bodies while enjoying a date at the beach on Tuesday, March 2. “Loved our beach day, babe,” the 45-year-old captioned a photo of herself and her man, 28, posing in their bathing suits on the sand while enjoying a picnic lunch. “I don’t know why my name came up when they just made it official. I don’t know why my divorce 10 years ago became relevant again,” the Wedding Singer actress told Us Weekly in an interview published on February 27. “Travis won’t get in the middle of Kourtney and Shanna’s relationship,” an insider exclusively told Life & Style on February 24.
Kylie Jenner Reveals She Wet Herself During Drunk Video With Kendall
       
Kylie Jenner Reveals She ‘Peed’ Her ‘Pants’ While Filming Drunk Video With KendallSister shenanigans! Kylie Jenner revealed she wet herself while filming a drunk YouTube video with her sister Kendall Jenner on Tuesday, March 2. The makeup mogul also shared a video of an equally as made-up Kendall, 25, dabbing her tongue with a paper towel. “But we have similarities, too — we’re definitely sisters,” Kendall added. Kylie told the outlet, “I feel like I can relate to every single one of my family members in a different way.”Scroll through the gallery below to see photos from Kylie and Kendall’s hilarious drunk YouTube video shoot!
Shop the Top Golden Globes 2021 Red Carpet Jewelry Trends for Less
       
At the 2021 Golden Globes, which aired on Sunday, February 28, stars wore some serious ice and whether they walked the red carpet or got their glam on from the comfort of their own homes, the diamonds definitely didn’t disappoint. While we had our chance to admire the stars’ sparkling bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings through our screens, we also know that their jewelry isn’t necessarily on the affordable side. In fact, some of the looks total up to millions (lookin’ at you, Regina King!). But just because we can’t splurge on upwards of 50 carats of diamonds from the likes of Harry Winston, Graziela or Forevermark, doesn’t mean we can’t rock the same trends for less. To find out where to shop the red carpet’s biggest jewelry trends without breaking the bank, keep scrolling, because we’re breaking down how to get the night’s top looks.
90 Day Fiance's Paul and Karine Staehle's Photos of Baby Ethan
       
90 Day Fiancé couple Paul and Karine Staehle (née Martins) celebrated the arrival of their second child, Ethan, on February 5, and shared the first photos and videos of their precious bundle of joy. Not long after the former Louisville, Kentucky, resident announced the news, some stars from the 90 Day Fiancé franchise gushed over baby Ethan. !”Before their son’s birth, Paul and Karine made sure to get everything set in place so she could have a smooth delivery. We are hopeful and eager to possibly return in the future in a more positive time.”Paul and Karine have been married since November 2017. Scroll through the gallery below to see photos of their son Ethan.
'90 Day Fiance': Karine Staehle Post-Baby Body Photos
       
90 Day Fiancé alum Karine Staehle (née Martins) showed off her post-baby body just four weeks after giving birth to baby No. Courtesy of Karine Staehle/InstagramThe former 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? Just days before Karine’s post-baby selfie, Paul shared a video clip of his wife following along to a postpartum workout video. TLC and Sharp [Entertainment] have both been very considerate to our situation,” the 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days alum wrote at the time. We will be posting some positive highlights on our social media and YouTube.”
Irina Shayk Gushes Over Ex Bradley Cooper in Rare Interview
       
Irina Shayk gushed over her ex-boyfriend Bradley Cooper during a rare interview. “Bradley and Irina have put their differences aside and were friendly exes at the BAFTA Vogue and Tiffany’s afterparty,” the source explained of their encounter. “Bradley affectionately touched her arm.”In Touch confirmed the exes went their separate ways in June 2019, though their uncoupling wasn’t exactly surprising. “Bradley and Irina have been on the verge of splitting for months but have tried to make it work for the sake of their daughter,” a separate insider revealed. “Their daughter, Lea, is the best thing that’s ever happened to Bradley, so he doesn’t have any regrets,” a third source divulged.
Adrienne Bailon 'Happy' Kourtney Kardashian Is Dating Travis Barker
       
Adrienne Bailon is “happy” Kourtney Kardashian found love with boyfriend Travis Barker. Travis is “amazing with the kids,” a source previously told Life & Style. Kourtney’s siblings and mom, Kris Jenner, “are glad to see her happy again” and all agree that Travis is “a much better fit” for the E! “He’s more age-appropriate and mature — and treats her with respect — so it works well.”Courtesy of Kourtney Kardashian/InstagramSimilar to Kourtney, Travis coparents his teenage kids, Landon and Alabama, with ex-wife Shanna Moakler. “As long as she’s great to my kids and they’re both happy, I’m happy for them,” the Pacific Blue actress, 45, told Us Weekly regarding her thoughts on Travis and Kourtney’s relationship.
Kylie Jenner's Fans Call Her Out for Instagram Selfie
       
Kylie Jenner is receiving major backlash from fans after posting an unrecognizable selfie on Instagram. In the looped clip, Kylie, 23, wore a full face of makeup with heavy emphasis on her eyeliner. In fact, her sister Kim Kardashian has been called out for blackfishing and cultural appropriation on a number of occasions — most notably when the Skims founder dressed up as late artist Aaliyah for Halloween in 2017. “Why aren’t people talking about how Kim Kardashian said ‘we don’t see color in my household’ in her apology?!? “Kim Kardashian owed NO apology for the costume.
Kendall Jenner 'Sees a Future' With Boyfriend Devin Booker
       
Kendall Jenner and boyfriend Devin Booker “are getting serious” after taking their relationship Instagram official last month, an insider exclusively tells Life & Style on Wednesday, March 3. Courtesy Kendall Jenner/InstagramKendall and Devin first sparked romance rumors in April 2020 after taking a trip to Sedona, Arizona, together. During their time together, Devin has gotten to know Kendall “pretty well,” says the insider, which has helped to strengthen their bond. “Kendall’s been the one family holding out to go public with a serious romance, until now,” divulges the insider. They like the same movies, there are no awkward moments.”We can’t wait to see what’s next for Kendall and Devin!
Kim Kardashian Staying in Hidden Hills Home Amid Kanye Divorce
       
Kim Kardashian has no plans to move out of her Hidden Hills home amid her divorce from husband Kanye West, a source confirms to In Touch. TMZ was the first to break the news of Kardashian’s living situation on Wednesday, March 3. “She has made her life there and it’s her kids’ main home,” an insider tells Us Weekly about her choice to stay near family in Calabasas. After nearly seven years of marriage, Kardashian filed for divorce from the Yeezy fashion designer on February 19, listing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their breakup. Khloé Kardashian later posted a cryptic quote appearing to show support to her sister.
Meghan Markle Responds to Bullying Claims From Palace Staff
       
Meghan Markle responded to claims she “bullied” her former staff at Kensington Palace while she and husband Prince Harry were living there before they moved to Frogmore cottage in 2018. The Times was unable to corroborate Harry and Meghan’s lawyers’ claim that one staffer left after findings of misconduct. Meghan and Harry, 36, stepped back as senior royals in January 2020. On February 19, Queen Elizabeth II confirmed the young couple is not returning as senior members of the royal family. Harry’s grandmother, 94, added: “While we are all saddened by their decision, the duke and duchess remain much-loved members of the family.”
Eric Toda on Rethinking the CMO Role as the Marketer’s Career Pinnacle
       
After working on brands such as Nike, Snap, Airbnb, and GAP, Facebook alumnus Eric Toda returned to the social marketing space as Facebook’s Global Head of Social Marketing. Eric, an avid advocate of anti-racism sentiment to #StopAsianHate, has continued his mission of empowering the voices of underrepresented communities, sharing why it’s important to have “cultural adds” on teams to help reveal blind spots.
February 2021 Cable Network Ranker: Fox News, MSNBC and CNN Can All Lay Claim to Being No. 1
       
The network came in third in total viewers behind rivals CNN and MSNBC the previous month. MSNBC, for the first time in network history, averaged more total viewers than any other cable network across the 24-hour day, just under 1.4 million. While the network marked back-to-back months as the most-watched basic cable network in the A25-54 demo (and 4 consecutive months at No. 1 on cable news in the demo), it fell behind both Fox News and MSNBC in total viewers. Here’s the February 2021 basic cable ranker, sorted by average total viewers in descending order:February 2021 Basic Cable Ranker (Total Viewers)
Kelly Rowland Partners With JustFab for Her First Designed Footwear and Apparel Collection
       
Musician and actor Kelly Rowland‘s new line with membership shopping platform JustFab, for example, is modeled off of the strength, creativity and grace she has witnessed in women around the world throughout the pandemic.
Disney Streaming Vet Kevin Mayer Joins DAZN as Chairman
       
Kevin Mayer, the former heard of streaming at Disney, has joined the U.K.-based sports streaming service DAZN Group as chairman, replacing executive chairman John Skipper, the company said today. Mayer is best known for laying the groundwork for the fast-growing streaming service Disney+.
Fox Renews The Simpsons for 2 More Years, Through Season 34 in 2023
       
Fox Renews The Simpsons for 2 More Years, Through Season 34 in 2023The show extends its record as the longest-running prime-time scripted series in history
Majority Launches With Commitment to Diversity—and an Assist from Shaquille O’Neal
       
Majority Launches With Commitment to Diversity—and an Assist from Shaquille O’NealThe agency was founded by CPB, Momentum vet Omid Farhang, along with Asmirh Davis and Jorge Hernandez
AP Top Stories March 3 P
       
AP Top Stories March 3 PHere's the latest for Wednesday March 3rd: Police uncover ‘possible plot’ by militia to breach Capitol; CDC is warning against virus fatigue; US contractor dies in rocket attack at Iraq base and Cuomo addresses harassment claims, vows to stay in office.
'You better look out': Joe Exotic is planning a 'Tiger King' tell-all book
       
The Tiger King is ready to tell his side of the story. Joseph "Joe Exotic" Maldonado-Passage's book, "Tiger King: The Official Tell-All Memoir," is set to be published in November from Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. The tell-all will focus on Maldonado-Passage, "a proud polygamist and self-proclaimed 'gun-toting, gay redneck with a mullet,'" says a description on the publisher's website. Maldonado-Passage rose to fame when Netflix released documentary "Tiger King" at the beginning of the 2020 pandemic. News: "It's going to be a truth-tell book... Everybody that's ever done anything good, it's going to be in there and anybody that's got bones in your closet, you better look out."
Jeffrey Epstein is the inspiration behind this new horror movie
       
Jeffrey Epstein’s monstrosity has inspired an upcoming horror movie. “I made a horror movie because it is a horrifying thing,” Nekrasova recently told The Los Angeles Times. Jeffrey Epstein poses for a sex offender mugshot after being charged with procuring a minor for prostitution on July 25, 2013 in Florida. “Those elements were developed out of wanting to infuse the movie with the visual vocabulary of the Epstein stuff,” Nekrasova told the LA Times. Stag Pictures“I felt very, very grounded in the real kind of horror of it,” she said.
Bloodied Brad Pitt spotted filming scene with Joey King
       
The movie star was spotted looking bruised and gory while filming a scene in Los Angeles Tuesday for his new movie “Bullet Train,” in which he plays a deadly assassin alongside co-star Joey King. Pitt, 57, was seen wearing dark slacks and a dirtied white T-shirt as fake blood covered his arms and knuckles. Brad Pitt looked a mess as he filmed for his action scene. CPR/D.Sanchez / BACKGRIDMeanwhile King, 21, was also seen masked up to keep in line with COVID-19 precautions. CPR/D.Sanchez / BACKGRID“Bullet Train,” directed by David Leitch, was written by Zak Olkewicz and is based on Kotaro Isaka’s best-selling Japanese novel “Maria Beetle.”
David Schwimmer says ‘Friends’ reunion is finally ready to film
       
The much-delayed — and anticipated — “Friends” reunion on HBO Max will finally be taped “in a little over a month,” according to cast member David Schwimmer. Clockwise from top: “Friends” stars David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry. Warner Bros. / Courtesy: Everett CollectionBut when the gang does actually get back together, don’t expect them to be in character. But yeah.”In Wednesday’s chat, Cohen also asked about the rumor last year that daytime talker Ellen DeGeneres might host the reunion special. “No,” responded Schwimmer, adding that Billy Crystal was also not in the running.
Mariah Carey’s brother hits her with defamation suit for tell-all memoir
       
Morgan Carey, 61, says the “Always Be My Baby” singer — who is ten years his junior — falsely portrayed him as violent when they were growing up in her book “The Meaning of Mariah Carey,” published in September. The brother — who now lives in Maui, Hawaii — claims he lost out on a film project that he was in negotiations for because of Carey’s claims, the court papers charge. Mariah Carey with her brother Morgan Carey. “The violence was entirely one-sided, with the plaintiff being the recipient of his misplaced rage,” the court documents claim. “And I would continue to pay and pay.”Morgan also alleges it was defamatory when Carey called him “sometimes drug dealing, been-in-the-system, drunk-ass brother,” the court papers show.
Opinion | How copyright law can save Dr. Seuss — and the rest of us — from cancel culture
       
All those people may have different definitions of what makes a work too toxic — or at least too touchy — to make money from. But set “Stark Raving Dad” free and we can learn a lot about Jackson’s role in pop culture history without burdening the conscience of the creators. How would you write a law that says “books or television shows or movies or cartoons that fall victim to cancel culture must be made free for everyone to reprint”? Would libertarians and conservatives really want a government panel determining the acceptable reasons for keeping a book in print or out of print? But taking a common-sense approach to copyright and profit would at least allow us to declare a truce on this particular set of battles.
They Just Seem a Little Weird: Tales of 70’s Rock with Doug Brod
       
Greg's guest today is former editor-in-chief of SPIN magazine and TV Guide, Doug Brod. He's here to talk about his new book "They Just Seem a Little Weird: How Kiss, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith and Starz Remade Rock and Roll." Follow Doug on Twitter: @DougBrod
Cracker Barrel announces prime rib to-go meal as part of its spring line-up
       
In a press release, the chain revealed that it will be offering a prime rib option for its to-go meal package. Cracker Barrel also revealed that the classic Easter meal with spiral-sliced sugar cured ham will also be available this year. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe prime rib meal will include au jus and horseradish sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet yeast rolls and two additional sides. According to the press release, both the prime rib and ham options for the Heat n’Serve meals take about three hours to be prepared. Cracker Barrel will also offer an Easter Heat n’Serve Feast, which will feed eight-to-10 people and will also take about three hours to prepare.
Mattel releases Eleanor Roosevelt Barbie doll before International Women's Day
       
Mattel has released a collectible Barbie modeled after first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. "Barbie is proud to honor Eleanor Roosevelt as the newest in the line of Inspiring Women. BARBIE TAKES STAND AGAINST RACISM IN LATEST VLOGThe Eleanor Roosevelt Barbie wears a floral-patterned dress that Barbie Signature Designer Carlyle Nuera believes is a reflection of the first lady’s style. BARBIE RELEASES SECOND DIA DE MUERTOS DOLL, ANNOUNCES NEW COLLECTIONThe announcement of the Eleanor Roosevelt Barbie comes two days after the start of Women’s History Month. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAccording to an older press release, Mattel’s Inspiring Women line was introduced in 2018 on International Women's Day.
De Blasio camp hits back after Cuomo slams ‘teetering' New York City
       
Andrew Cuomo implied during his Wednesday press conference that De Blasio was responsible for his city "teetering" with rising homelessness, crime, and people leaving. "We have to get New York City functional again, and safe again, and viable again, and we have to do that quickly," he said. DE BLASIO POUNCES ON CUOMO SCANDALS: 'HE CANNOT GOVERN' IF CLAIMS ARE TRUEIn response, De Blasio's press secretary, Avery Cohen, suggested that Cuomo was trying to distract from his own scandal. Cuomo's comments came after De Blasio raised concerns about the allegations and argued the governor should lose his emergency powers. Anna Ruch, who did not work for Cuomo, was reported Monday to have said he asked to kiss her at a wedding.
New York Democrat calls on CNN's Chris Cuomo to apologize for 'cracking jokes' with brother
       
Democratic New York assemblyman Ron Kim called on CNN anchor Chris Cuomo to apologize Wednesday for "cracking jokes" with his brother, Democrat New York Gov. "So I think Chris Cuomo also needs to apologize for making some bad decisions at a time when we should have focused on saving people's lives." "What never made sense to me was Chris Cuomo covering him when things were going well for Andrew Cuomo." Chris Cuomo's CNN interviews of his brother took place during that time period, and the two made jokes about Gov. "Perhaps that shouldn’t be a surprise: Chris Cuomo and Andrew Cuomo are brothers, and journalists can’t reliably cover their brothers," the Washington Post's Erik Wemple wrote last month.
Rock band Kings of Leon will release new album as an NFT, making it a digital collector's item
       
American rock band Kings of Leon is getting in on the frenzy over non-fungible tokens, widely known as NFTs. The group announced they'll offer their latest album, "When You See Yourself," in the form of an NFT, making it among the first bands to do so. Kings of Leon is offering its album package with a vinyl and digital download for a token priced at $50. It'll be released Friday on YellowHeart (a ticketing and music NFT platform) and open for two weeks starting at noon ET. Kings of Leon is also offering more exclusive items as part of a series called "NFT Yourself."
Kelly Marie Tran Doesn't Need Social Media: ‘I'm Not Here To Sell Flat-Tummy Tea’
       
Kelly Marie Tran isn’t going anywhere — except maybe on social media. “I’ve had my agents tell me [I’m] forgoing brand partnerships, but I’m not here to sell flat-tummy tea to young girls.”When the world first met Kelly Marie Tran, she was the girl who had won a golden ticket — and wanted to bring everyone along on her tour of the chocolate factory. Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Imagse Kelly Marie Tran attends "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" European Premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on December 18, 2019 in London, England. “We can talk about the interaction between mental health and social media, but also mental health and this idea of fame and what it does to you,” she told THR. Kelly Marie Tran has deleted all the posts off her Instagram due to months of harassment she has received for her character Rose in #TheLastJedipic.twitter.com/ipxdbDH30C — Star Wars Facts (@SWTweets) June 5, 2018
Opinion | Confront Dr. Seuss’ Racism, Don’t Cancel It
       
Then why has Dr. Seuss Enterprises chosen to yank the books now? The Dr. Seuss Enterprises decision also appears to predate the Loudoun County, Va., school system initiative to deemphasize (not ban) his books. But what’s equally apparent is how much Dr. Seuss Enterprises stands to profit from stopping the presses. Dr. Seuss earned $33 million last year, more than any other dead celebrity besides Michael Jackson by one measure. ******Dr. Seuss was not a doctor, by the way, not even a chiropractor!
Pandemic puts 1 in 3 nonprofits in financial jeopardy
       
Californians for the Arts, for example, surveyed arts and culture nonprofits in the state and found that about 64% had shrunk their workforces. They will be navigating a very different financial pathway.”Newman-Scott said BRIC has been helping sustain smaller arts nonprofits and offering artists unrestricted $10,000 grants through its Colene Brown Art Prize. The most vulnerable nonprofits may try to reduce costs this year by narrowing their focus or by furloughing workers. Some may seek a merger or an acquisition to bolster their financial viability, Harold noted, although doing so would still mean that fewer nonprofits would survive. We saw that with hundreds and hundreds of foundations.”___The Associated Press receives support from the Lilly Endowment for coverage of philanthropy and nonprofits.
Review: For better or worse, ‘Chaos Walking’ crushes the possibility of a sci-fi franchise
       
If you think men are annoying in our world, wait till you get a load of them on the planet New World in “Chaos Walking,” the once highly anticipated prospective tentpole starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley. That’s a lot of baggage for one movie to bear yet “Chaos Walking” is neither the disaster one might fear nor the thrilling hoped-for first installment of a would-be trilogy. Similar to Earth in many ways, the beautifully dystopian planet features breathable air, drinkable water, lush forests and perpetual daylight. It moves quickly enough to gloss over plot holes but leaves the impression that the novel was stripped for parts. Conceptually, the Noise is “Chaos Walking’s” inventive strength, a fitting analogy for the information overload of our modern age, especially for young people.
When are California museums reopening? Some already have. Here’s the list
       
California museums have joined the reopening of the state: Despite rising coronavirus case counts in the region, the Petersen Automotive Museum in L.A. and the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana began welcoming visitors again Friday, and more museums have set reopening dates for July. The Times arts team will be tracking the scene in the weeks ahead, updating the following list of who’s reopening and when. It’s important to note that while some institutions are eager to serve their audiences once again and give employees a chance to return to work, others say it’s simply too early and not safe. The Underground Museum, which this week was named a recipient of a Getty Foundation COVID-19 relief grant, issued a statement criticizing the city for providing “minimal guidelines and zero financial support, leaving small non-profits like ours to best guess how to keep our staff and our visitors safe.”The museum, in L.A.’s Arlington Heights neighborhood, sounded a voice of caution about a pandemic that has hit Black and Latino populations disproportionately hard: “We are prioritizing the care of our community over calls to restart our economy. Craft Contemporary, L.A.: MidsummerAdvertisementThe Broad, downtown L.A.: Phased reopening in midsummerUSC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena: Aug. 17USC Fisher Museum of Art, L.A.: Aug. 17Asian Art Museum, San Francisco: Mid-AugustAdvertisementNatural History Museum of Los Angeles County, L.A.: Late summerLa Brea Tar Pits Museum, L.A.: Late summerNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena: Late summer or early fallHammer Museum, Westwood: SeptemberFowler Museum at UCLA: Mid-OctoberAdvertisementPalm Springs Art Museum: Likely not until October or November::To be announced (no stated timeline):Autry Museum of the American West, L.A.AdvertisementBerkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film ArchiveCalifornia African American Museum, L.A.Chinese American Museum, L.A.Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (De Young and Legion of Honor)AdvertisementGriffith Observatory, L.A.Japa
Dua Lipa is pop’s new superstar. She’s also a bit of a mystery
       
“I’ve always been persistent, and I’ve always fought for the things that I’ve wanted,” Lipa, now 25, says in her crisp English accent. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times)According to Grammy oddsmakers, “Future Nostalgia” trails Taylor Swift’s rootsy “Folklore” for the highly coveted album award, which Swift has won twice since 2010. Lipa’s album spawned a couple of monster streaming hits in “IDGAF,” a tart kiss-off with marching-band drums, and “New Rules,” which layers her low, husky singing over a sleek, EDM-ish beat. At the same time, she’s so genuine that you feel close to the music.” Hudson is right: You feel close to the music, if not necessarily to Dua Lipa herself. “I’m very much the same person onstage as I am at home,” says Dua Lipa.
Son of Rhode Island Senator Elaine Morgan charged with sexual assault on a minor
       
The criminal complaint against Ian E. Morgan was filed Monday, but the assault occurred on or around Feb. 23, according to court documents. PROVIDENCE — The 18-year-old son of Senator Elaine Morgan has been charged with felony third-degree sexual assault of a child, according to Fourth Division District Court records. The mother and her daughter provided a formal statement describing the girl’s encounters with Morgan, according to the affidavit. The girl told police with her mother present that she had engaged in sexual intercourse with Morgan. The girl told police Morgan was aware she was not over the legal age of consent - 16 in Rhode Island - before they had sex, the affidavit states.
She answered J.D. Salinger’s fan mail, and now her memoir is a movie
       
“My Salinger Year,” directed by Philippe Falardeau, hits theaters and streaming services March 5, starring Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley. The movie is set in “New York’s oldest and most storied literary agency,” where Rakoff landed a job. Salinger.”Rakoff put two and two together: Jerry was the author of “Catcher in the Rye.” And one of her jobs was answering Salinger’s plentiful fan-mail. One day, she started answering Salinger’s letters in her own voice. When did you find out it would be a movie with Sigourney Weaver?
Lori Loughlin dresses to be photographed doing good works
       
It’s easy to wonder if Loughlin knew she’d be photographed by the paparazzi while doing her volunteer work. Aunt Becky (Lori Loughlin) was spotted for the first time since she was released from prison. During her first outing, we see her doing charitable work for Project Angel Food. pic.twitter.com/JzjqMEByQN — Netflix (@netflix) March 1, 2021Loughlin looks to feature prominently in the documentary, given that the once-wholesome-seeming Hallmark Channel actor became the star defendant in the wide-ranging admissions bribery scheme. Giannulli is finishing his five-month sentence at the federal prison in Lompoc.
Anchor-reporter Nicole Koglin, who said 'goodbye to television news' in 2020, is coming back to Milwaukee TV at CBS 58
       
WDJT-TV (Channel 58) announced Wednesday that Koglin has been named director of strategic initiatives at the Milwaukee CBS affiliate. In the post, a new position, she will oversee station projects and partnerships, and also will appear "regularly" on Channel 58 newscasts. “As a Milwaukee native, Nicole truly understands our community,” Channel 58 General Manager Anne Brown said in the announcement by the station, which is owned by Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting. Brown joined Channel 58 as general manager in July 2020 after more than 12 years at Channel 6, where she had been director of strategy and marketing. Koglin's the second former Channel 6 on-air personality to join Channel 58 during Brown's tenure.
Palace to investigate allegations Meghan bullied, 'humiliated' staff
       
LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace said Wednesday it was launching an investigation after a newspaper reported that a former aide had made a bullying allegation against the Duchess of Sussex. The Times of London reported allegations that the duchess drove out two personal assistants and left staff feeling "humiliated." It said an official complaint was made by Jason Knauf, then the communications secretary to Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry. The palace said it was "clearly very concerned" about the allegations. It said in a statement that the palace human resources team "will look into the circumstances outlined in the article" and would seek to speak to current and former staff.
The Terror, review: a chilling tale of monsters and Victorian vainglory
       
The Franklin expedition of 1845 was Britain’s most terrible polar tragedy: 129 men lost on a mission to find the Northwest Passage. It is a story ripe for drama, and The Terror (BBC Two) tells it well. There is tension between the two men, with vainglorious Franklin dismissing Crozier’s warnings about the dangers they are about to face. Yes, I know it’s a metaphor or what have you, but don’t these poor men have enough to deal with? In a drama about characters trapped in a freezing environment, it helps if they look cold.
Ophelia Lovibond to play Carrie Symonds in Covid-19 drama
       
Ophelia Lovibond will play Carrie Symonds in the upcoming drama about Boris Johnson's handling of the coronavirus crisis. It has already been announced that Sir Kenneth Branagh will play the Prime Minister in Sky series This Sceptred Isle. A first-look image of Branagh in the role showed the 60-year-old actor with blond tousled hair as he stares, frowning, into the distance. Lovibond, who is also known for her roles in Guardians Of The Galaxy and comedy series Feel Good, will play the Prime Minister's fiancee. Simon Paisley Day, who recently played Douglas Carswell in the TV drama Brexit, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, will play Dominic Cummings.
Fergie's Killer Dresser: The Jane Andrews Story, review: little more than a sensationalist rehash
       
One aspect of the Jane Andrews story I had either forgotten or never noticed at the time was that this “aide to the Duchess of York” had actually left royal employ several years before she killed her boyfriend, Thomas Cressman. But what made this story sensational was its proximity to royalty, something that Fergie’s Killer Dresser: The Jane Andrews Story (ITV) was keen to exploit. But it had little interest in that idea, although friends of Andrews spoke from the heart about their belief that Andrews was a domestic abuse victim. “I think Jane probably started to think she was Fergie,” said Ingrid Seward, royal commentator, adding that Andrews was “almost like a stalker”. Regardless of the royal element, it was a striking crime: a “middle-class murder” by a woman who went on the run.
BBC says sorry after interviewing man pretending to be US Senator Cory Booker
       
The BBC has apologised after falling victim to a hoaxer who appeared on air pretending to be a US senator. The World Service’s Newshour programme featured a discussion with a man billed as Senator Cory Booker, who was asked to give his opinion on US foreign policy. “I’m not sure who the BBC World Service just interviewed on Newshour about US relations with Saudi Arabia, but it definitely wasn’t Senator Cory Booker,” one tweeted. The programme was later taken down from the BBC website, and the corporation issued a statement that said: “In our Newshour radio programme on Friday, a man claiming to be Senator Cory Booker was interviewed in what appears to be a deliberate hoax. “We have apologised to Senator Booker and are looking into what went wrong to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
The Terror review: Easily the most compelling new drama to reach British screens this year
       
In 1845, two British ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, set out in the hope of navigating the Northwest Passage to the Pacific. It’s an ageless story of mystery and fear, and easily the most compelling new drama to reach British screens this year. In these fertile conditions for nightmare, the men start to see things, not all of them familiar. Franklin’s number two, and captain of the Terror, is Francis Crozier (Jared Harris), a lowborn Irishman and a more cautious, fatalistic soul. There’s Adam Nagaitis, another Chernobyl veteran, as the unsettling Cornelius Hickey, a petty officer on the Terror.
Bridgerton's Regé-Jean Page becomes latest star announced for Netflix movie The Gray Man
       
Bridgerton's Regé-Jean Page has become the latest star to join Netflix action movie The Gray Man. Regé-Jean, 31, Billy, 65, and Alfre, 68, join a star-studded cast, which includes Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling and Ana De Armas. Exciting: Bridgerton's Regé-Jean Page has become the latest star to join Netflix action movie The Gray Man (pictured on The Graham Norton Show in February)Taking to Instagram to confirm the news, the Bridgerton star shared a screenshot of the announcement as he added three explanation marks. Production for the star-studded Netflix action movie is reportedly set to start in Los Angeles in two weeks time. The film is said to have gone back on the market over the summer and was picked up by Netflix.
Jennifer Garner keeps her eyes fixated on her phone on the set of the upcoming film The Adam Project
       
Jennifer Garner kept her eyes fixated on her phone on the Vancouver set of The Adam Project on Tuesday. Since November of last year, the performer has been working on the upcoming science-fiction project when principal photography initially commenced. Garner wore a large black facial covering to keep herself protected against COVID-19 while working on the upcoming film. The Adam Project was revived in July of last year when it was picked up by Netflix, with Night At The Museum director Shawn Levy set to helm the project. The Adam Project is centered around an individual who goes back in time to get help from his younger self while confronting his father.
Catherine Zeta-Jones, 51, reveals she has been spending time with Michael Douglas' grandson
       
The 51-year-old Zorro actress said she has had her 76-year-old husband Michael Douglas by her side as well as their children Dylan, 20, and Carys, 17. Going strong: Hollywood icon Catherine Zeta-Jones shared how it has been going for her under lockdown with her family. The 51-year-old Zorro actress said she has had her 76-year-old husband Michael Douglas by her side. Seen on SundayThe little baby: Michael Douglas is grandfather to Cameron Douglas' son RyderHappy at last! She is here: And she has a new show: she plays Dr Vivian Capshaw, the resident M.D.
Michael B. Jordan plays an agent bent on revenge in intense trailer for new thriller Without Remorse
       
Michael B Jordan appeared in the first trailer for the new film Without Remorse, which dropped on Wednesday. In the Amazon Prime movie, the 34-year-old Black Panther star plays a senior chief Navy SEAL who is shot in a horrific horrific home invasion, only to survive while his pregnant wife is killed. Trauma: Michael B. Jordan appeared in the first trailer for the new film Without Remorse, which dropped on Wednesday, about a wronged agent bent on revenge'They better hope he doesn’t survive,' a fellow agent played by Jodie Turner-Smith says, as Jordan is seen being wheeled on a hospital gurney with multiple bullet wounds. Bent on revenge, Michael is next scene suited up in military gear in an army helicopter hovering over foreign territory. Soon, Jordan is seen teaming up with Turner-Smith and another agent played by Jamie Bell, to 'make it right.'
Scott Disick makes a fashion statement as he sports 'Ye must be born again' hoodie out in Miami
       
It looked like Scott Disick had a message for family friend Kanye West on Wednesday. The ex of Kourtney Kardashian used fashion to share some hope with the rapper/fashion designer, 43, whose divorce from Kim Kardashian made news late last month. Encouraging West to embrace change while out in Miami with his new girlfriend Amelia Hamlin, Disick, 37, wore old merch from the Yeezus aritst which read: 'Ye must be born again.' Besides Scott walked Hamlin, who was the epitome of effortless elegance in a sheer white tank worn sans-bra. Before Amelia, Scott had a three-year relationship with Lionel Richie's daughter Sofia, who would take joint trips with Scott, Kourtney and the children.
David Schwimmer says the Friends reunion will finally shoot 'in a little over a month'
       
After what seems like years of 'will they or won't they' and months of coronavirus delays, the Friends reunion is finally set to film. The one with the reunion: David Schwimmer revealed that he will join his former co-stars to finally tape the Friends reunion 'in a little over a month' during a chat on SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live on Wednesday'Have you guys shot anywhere?' Cohen asked of the upcoming Friends reunion at HBO Max. 'Friends reunion being rescheduled for the beginning of March. Andy Cohen hosts SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:00 am ET on his exclusive SiriusXM channel Radio Andy.
Summer House's Hannah Berner is engaged to boyfriend of eight months Des Bishop
       
Summer House star Hannah Berner is engaged to her boyfriend of eight months Des Bishop. Bishop who met Hannah through Instagram decided to distract her with a funny video while he got into position. 'When we first started dating, Des would send me this really funny video, singing videos, that would make me laugh. On Valentine's Day, I woke up and I had a video of him singing, which I hadn't gotten since the summer. Despite the initial hesitation, the relationship quickly got serious but they were forced apart when she had to go film Summer House for six weeks in The Hamptons.
Brittany Cartwright and Lala Kent show off baby bumps in bikinis on Santa Barbara beach
       
Moms-to-be Brittany Cartwright and Lala Kent enjoyed a girls' day at the beach in Santa Barbara on Monday. Brittany, 32, and Lala, 31, looked as happy as can be as they frolicked in the sunshine at the ritzy Rosewood Miramar resort. Moms-to-be Brittany Cartwright and Lala Kent enjoyed a girls' day at the beach in Santa Barbara on MondayLala looked fabulous in a taupe bikini and chic ballerina hair bun, putting her radiant complexion on full display. Brittany, meanwhile, opted for a black dress, matching bikini, and leopard print face mask. The women looked delighted as they chatted amongst one anotherHot mama!
Kate Lawler takes baby daughter Noa home following her third hospital stay in three weeks
       
Kate Lawler has revealed she rushed baby daughter Noa to her third hospital stay in three weeks after her temperature soared past 38C. The star emotionally lamented the fact her newborn daughter Noa has been 'so unlucky' in the first three weeks of her life as she thanked hospital staff. Posting a collection of pictures of Noa and herself in hospital, Kate penned: 'We had to take Noa back to hospital last night as her temperature went above 38. Kate's last post was of a sweet selfie of herself and baby Noa as she added the GIF 'home time' to the photo. It comes just hours after the star revealed that her newborn daughter Noa was back in hospital for the third time in three weeks after a 'rough 24 hours'.
Paris Hilton celebrates after bill she backed to regulate 'troubled teen' centers is passed in Utah
       
The Utah Legislature has approved a bill backed by Paris Hilton to enact more regulations on the state's 'troubled teen' centers. 'I am so proud to share that SB127, the bill I testified on behalf of has passed the Utah legislature,' Hilton celebrated in an Instagram post on Wednesday afternoon. I was just a kid and felt violated ?every single day.?'Hilton also said that children in Provo Canyon School were 'restrained, thrown into walls, strangled, and sexually abused regularly.' For several months, Hilton has campaigned to enact more regulations on troubled teen residential treatment centers like Provo Canyon School, both in Utah and nationwide. Provo Canyon School originally opened in 1971 and is now under new ownership.
Man arrested after his pregnant girlfriend's body found in shallow grave
       
A Texas man has been arrested in connection with the death of his pregnant girlfriend, whose body was found buried in a shallow grave in Louisiana nearly three months after her disappearance. Menard was arrested in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, on February 11 on a parole violation charge and was then transferred to the Jefferson County Jail in Texas last Thursday. Rice was six months pregnant at the time with her second child, a son. On February 11, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office received a call from a witness, saying they observed what appeared to be skeletal remains in a shallow grave on Ged Road in Vinton, reported 12 News Now. She is pictured with her mother, brother and young daughter on the day of her graduationMenard was arrested in Calcasieu Parish on the same day.
Colorado man, 70, is arrested in 1982 cold-case murders of two women
       
A Colorado man has been detained in connection to the shooting deaths of two women who went missing on Jan. 6, 1982. Alan Lee Phillips, 70, was arrested and is expected to be charged with murder for the killings of Annette Schnee, 21, and 29-year-old Barbara 'Bobbi Jo' Oberholtzer. Leads connected Phillips to the case, authorities said, but they didn't detail what those were. He is currently being held at Park County Jail and expected to be formally charged on March 8, according to jail records. Alan Lee Phillips, 70, was arrested and is expected to be charged with murder for the killings of Annette Schnee, 21, and 29-year-old Barbara 'Bobbi Jo' Oberholtzer.
Mariah Carey's older brother sues her, claiming she damaged his reputation in her memoir
       
Mariah Carey is being sued by her older brother Morgan for writing in her memoir that he was violent. Mariah, 51, wrote in her memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey: 'It took twelve cops to pull my brother and father apart. Mariah Carey is being sued by her older brother Morgan. He says her claims about him being a violent criminal in her new book are untrue and that they defame himMorgan's wife Ilana, Morgan and Mariah Carey. In her memoir, Mariah wrote that Alison once threw boiling water on her, gave her valium and 'pimped her out'.
Billie Eilish’s Unconventional Pop-Star Documentary
       
Eilish is an unconventional pop star, and “The World’s a Little Blurry” is an attempt at an appropriately unconventional take on the pop-star documentary, a promotional format that has become standard in the age of content. The film is also a testament to Eilish’s profound understanding of obsessive fan culture, which is critical to her success. Later in the film, Bieber reaches out to Eilish’s team expressing his support and asking to collaborate with her. Cradling a sobbing Eilish, Bieber is tidily cast as the knight in shining armor about whom she’d fantasized as a young fan. That documentary casts the older artist as the tragic victim of the corrupt and voyeuristic pressure cooker of pop stardom.
Shawn Mendes Shares Sweet Birthday Tribute to Camila Cabello: 'I Love You More Every Day'
       
Happy birthday, Camila Cabello! The "Havana" singer turned 24 on Wednesday and received a special birthday tribute on Instagram from her boyfriend, Shawn Mendes. Image zoom Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes | Credit: Shawn Mendes/InstagramThe "Señorita" singers have been friends since 2014 and went public with their relationship in July 2019. Mendes told PEOPLE in December that it's getting more serious between the lovebirds, revealing that they've talked about getting engaged. Image zoom Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes | Credit: John Shearer/GettyMendes and Cabello spent much of 2020 quarantining in her native Miami, Florida, after the coronavirus pandemic began in North America last March.
Solange Knowles 'Fighting' For Her Life While Making When I Get Home
       
"Life has now become before When I Get Home and after When I Get Home," Solange Knowles told her fansSolange Knowles Says She Was 'Fighting for My Life' While RecordingWhen I Get HomeSolange Knowles is celebrating the two-year anniversary of her album, When I Get Home. "2 year anniversary of the project that literally changed my life ?," Knowles began in her post. Half the time I didn't know where it was coming from. I didn't know who I was speaking to on 'I am a witness.' "So suddenly there came a great, great fear," she continued at the time.
Katherine Waterston Says Dad Sam Waterston's Passion for Acting Inspired Her to Follow in His Footsteps
       
Katherine Waterston went into acting after growing up around her Law & Order famous dadKatherine Waterston Says Dad Sam Waterston's Passion for Acting Inspired Her to Follow in His FootstepsKatherine Waterston grew up seeing her dad, Grace and Frankie star Sam Waterston, work happily as an actor — and it inspired her to follow in his footsteps. "It's a strange thing when you're the child of a successful actor, because you don't see all the years of training and blood, sweat and tears and humiliating auditions. Still, she mostly remembers seeing the Law & Order actor as "someone really stimulated by their work and really happy," which inspired her to go into acting. Image zoom Credit: Warner Bros/Moviestore/ShutterstockWaterston decided to start her career by studying acting at NYU's prestigious Tisch School for the Arts in an effort to make a name for herself outside of her father's shadow. "In a way maybe studying acting was just some kind of strange exercise for myself to prove to myself and to anyone around who was paying attention...just how serious I was about it," she said.
Summer House: Lindsay Hubbard's Boyfriend Threatens to 'Leave the House'
       
"I have higher expectations for our relationship than just going through the motions," Lindsay says. When Stephen counters that a nice dinner isn't just "going through the motions," Lindsay pushes back. Image zoom The season 5 cast of Summer House | Credit: BravoWant to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? PEOPLE exclusively confirmed in January that Lindsay and Stephen had called it quits after nearly a year and a half together. Being forced to spend so much time together and subsequently evaluate the relationship was ultimately a "blessing in disguise," Lindsay said.
Hilary Duff Says She's 'Grateful' for the Two Lizzie McGuire Reboot Episodes That Were Filmed
       
"It was a really special two weeks of my life," the actress saidHilary Duff Says She's 'Grateful' for the Two Lizzie McGuire Reboot Episodes That Were FilmedHilary Duff is "grateful" that she got to step into Lizzie McGuire's shoes one last time. "I've been so honored to have the character Lizzie in my life," she wrote on Instagram. "I want any reboot of Lizzie to be honest and authentic to who Lizzie would be today. Image zoom Lizzie McGuire | Credit: The Disney ChannelProblems with the reboot first arose earlier last year. RELATED VIDEO: Lizzie McGuire Is All Grown Up!
MAFS's Deonna McNeill, Greg Okotie Welcome Son Declan
       
MAFS's Deonna McNeill and Greg Okotie Welcome Son Declan: 'Blessed and Excited'Devoted parents at first sight! Deonna McNeill and Greg Okotie, Married at First Sight season 9 alums, welcomed their first child, son Declan Okotie, at 8:44 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, their rep confirms to PEOPLE. News last month, McNeill and Okotie opened up about what kind of parents they think they'll be to their baby boy. "I think Greg is going to be a great dad on an account of how he takes care of those around him. He's very caring, has a huge heart and he really puts it out there on his sleeve," said McNeill, as Okotie added, "Deonna is very nurturing.
Olivia Rodrigo Calls Pete Davidson Her 'Biggest Celebrity Crush:' I Was 'Floored' by SNL Sketch
       
Rodrigo also revealed that she received a sweet letter from Taylor Swift, one of her idolsFor Olivia Rodrigo, seeing a sketch of her song "Drivers License" on Saturday Night Live was the greatest compliment. "Pete Davidson, who's my biggest celebrity crush, was singing it and compared me to Taylor Swift, who's my idol," she added. "I got a letter from Taylor Swift last night, which is insane. Image zoom Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift | Credit: Jason Mendez/Getty; Kevin Mazur/GettyWant to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Rodrigo said the singer referred to the lyrics of "Long Story Short" from Folklore in the letter.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Will Close Some of Its Underperforming Locations
       
On Wednesday, the Texas-based Alamo Drafthouse Cinema filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. With the bankruptcy, the company will be closing a number of its underperforming locations and restructuring its lease obligations. At the start of the pandemic, movie theaters were forced to close in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The two biggest movie theater chains in the U.S., AMC and Regal Cinemas, reopened in many areas months later and enforced new guidelines regarding social distancing and reduced capacity. In February, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the city is approved to open movie theaters at 25% capacity on March 5, with a cap of 50 people per screening.
Jahmil French’s Former Degrassi Costars Pay Tribute to Late Actor: 'Forever in My Heart'
       
Jahmil French's former costars are honoring the late actor after news of his unexpected death broke on Tuesday. "Wanted to pay my respects to an incredibly kind, funny, and talented individual; Jahmil French," added Dylan Everett. Aislinn Paul wrote on Twitter, "Jahmil French was an incredible person, so full of talent and passion for his work. Rest In Peace," while Andrea Lewis wrote, "Rest Easy King." Annie Clark tweeted a video of French dancing on stage, writing alongside it, "Heartbroken over the loss of our friend Jahmil French.
Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall Say They Were 'Forced to Put a White Person' in Coming to America
       
Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall Say They Were 'Forced to Put a White Person' in Coming to AmericaEddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall say they were "forced" to cast a popular white actor in Coming to America for the 1988 movie to get made. ahead of the release of the sequel where they discussed how white comedian Louie Anderson ended up in the original movie. "They were like, 'There has to be a white person in the movie,'" Murphy echoed, recalling Paramount Pictures' alleged request. Image zoom Credit: Paramount PicturesThe sequel, Coming 2 America, finds Murphy's Prince Akeem and Hall's Semmi traveling back to America to find Akeem's long lost son, a Queens native named Lavelle (Jermaine Fowler). And now, over 30 years later, I am honored to reprise my role once again in the sequel, Coming 2 America."
Rupert Everett Doesn't Feel Any Guilt Over Past Affair with Paula Yates: 'I Was in Love with Her'
       
Actor Rupert Everett, who is openly gay, had a six-year relationship with Paula Yates while she was married to Bob GeldofRupert Everett Doesn't Feel Any Guilt Over Past Affair with Paula Yates: 'I Was in Love with Her'Rupert Everett is opening up about his enduring love for Paula Yates, who he had an affair with while she was married to Bob Geldof. When asked whether he felt guilty about the affair at the time, Everett replied, "No. I don't know, I think it would be for her to feel guilty, not me." "We were very, very close, I must say, for a long time, and she's someone that I adored and still adore," Everett said of Yates elsewhere in the interview. Three years later, Everett told The Guardian of Yates, who was a television presenter, "She was married.
Vanessa Bryant 'So Grateful' for Fans' Love, Wants to 'Hug Everyone That Has Prayed for My Family'
       
"I don't think I'd be as strong without everyone's prayers and positive vibes sent our way, " Vanessa Bryant tells PEOPLE in this week's issueVanessa Bryant 'So Grateful' for Fans' Love, Wants to 'Hug Everyone That Has Prayed for My Family'Vanessa Bryant knows she couldn't have done it all on her own. "It really takes a village," she tells PEOPLE in the cover story for this week's Women Changing the World issue. They've shown their love and support through this horrible year and I don't know how I could've managed without them." Especially resonant are the commemorative murals depicting Kobe and Gigi that have gone up in cities far and wide. As she navigates her family's future and continues to help them heal, Vanessa will take all the "love, hugs, prayers, personal stories and smiles" people send her way.
Kellan Lutz Shares Adorable Selfie with Newborn Daughter Ashtyn: 'Love These Moments'
       
The Twilight actor's daughter is his first child with wife Brittany GonzalesKellan Lutz is loving dad life! On Tuesday evening, the 35-year-old actor shared a sweet snapshot of himself with his newborn daughter, Ashtyn Lilly. Seen smiling in the photo as Ashtyn rests on his chest, the new dad captioned the post, "Love these moments ?." Lutz tagged his wife, Brittany Gonzales, in the post as well. At the time, the new mom shared three polaroid pictures of herself and Lutz with their newborn.
Sofia Vergara Wins Court Battle: Judge Rules that Ex Nick Loeb Can’t Use Embryos Without Consent
       
A Los Angeles court has ruled in favor of Sofia Vergara in her ongoing court battle with ex Nick Loeb over custody rights to frozen pre-embryos they created while together. Vergara, 48, and Loeb, 45, ended their engagement in May 2014 after having undergone in vitro fertilization together the year prior. In addition to their legal battle in California, Loeb has continued his attempt to gain custody of the embryos in Louisiana, creating a trust in the state to give the embryos legal status. This case was dismissed in January when the Louisiana court sided with Vergara, upholding the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking to obtain custody of the pre-embryos. The court additionally entered a reversal of the trial court order that sealed discovery in the case, therefore unsealing related documents to the public, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.
2021 Golden Globes Suffer a 64% Ratings Plunge amid HFPA Controversy and the COVID-19 Pandemic
       
The 2021 Golden Globes did not fare well in the ratings. Last year's ceremony, which took place ahead of lockdowns related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, reached 18.4 million viewers, the outlet added. The last time the Golden Globes had such a low viewing audience was back in 2008 during the writer's strike. Instead of the typical star-studded event, a televised press conference announcing the winners took place, drawing in 6 million viewers, the AP reported. Published a week before Sunday's 78th annual ceremony, the report claimed that the HFPA has several members of color, but no Black members.
Why Kelly Rowland Always Watches 'Something Funny' While Breastfeeding Son Noah, 5 Weeks
       
"He's just delicious, and I'm in love," Rowland, 40, tells PEOPLE of her new addition in this week's issue. Rowland was previously candid about her rocky experiences breastfeeding her firstborn son Titan Jewell, now 6, including the painful realities that sometimes accompany nursing. So this time it was different," says Rowland, whose mom Doris died about one month after Titan's arrival in 2014. I would love a daughter," says Rowland, "but I'm really loving being a boy mom right now. "I'm really grateful I was presented this opportunity, especially in the pandemic, because it was another way I was able to express myself creatively," she says.
Man Charged with Murder in Wrong Way Crash that Killed 17-Year-Old
       
A 17-year-old Kentucky teen is dead after a man allegedly drove the wrong way on a highway while under the influence, killing her. On Monday, Madelynn Noel Troutt, of Louisville, was driving on the Dixie Highway when she was struck by another vehicle head-on. Her smile lit up the room," her uncle Chris Troutt told WLKY. Dewitt has been charged with murder, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to render aid, according to the Louisville Courier Journal. He allegedly had large amounts of amphetamines and benzodiazepines in his system at the time of the crash, WDBR reports.
Ohio Grandmother, 88, Killed by Stray Bullet While Planning Relative's Funeral
       
"She went up there to visit because of the circumstances surrounding her son's funeral," Warren police detective Michael Altiere tells PEOPLE. Sign up forPEOPLE's free True Crime newsletter for breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases. According to the Warren Tribune Chronicle, a 911 caller reported seeing a silver vehicle and a sports utility vehicle driving erratically when the shots rang out. Lewis was well known in the community as an activist and churchgoer who had owned a barbecue restaurant and a beauty shop, the Tribune Chronicle reports. "She always reached out to everybody; she never turned anyone down," her son Robert Lewis Jr., told the Tribune Chronicle.
Mae Whitman Reflects on 25th Anniversary of One Fine Day and Her Enduring Friendship with George Clooney
       
"One Fine Day was such a cornerstone for me, of who I am," Whitman, who played Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer's characters' daughter in the film, says. Image zoom Mae Whitman and George Clooney | Credit: Getty"I think we just had something that just felt natural and normal, and we had the same sense of humor," adds Whitman. So I would walk into class and go, 'George Clooney, he wants 10,000 wrapping papers.' Now, Whitman is gearing up for her fourth season as mom Annie Marks of NBC's Good Girls alongside Christina Hendrick and Retta. "The thing I love about Good Girls is that everybody on the crew really cares so much.
David Schwimmer Says Friends Reunion Will Tape in ‘a Little Over a Month’ After Delay: 'It's Happening'
       
David Schwimmer Says Friends Reunion Will Tape in ‘a Little Over a Month’ After Delay: 'It's Happening'The long-awaited Friends reunion special is on the horizon. But Schwimmer shut down the possibility of DeGeneres' involvement, and then explained to Cohen that he's unsure if he can reveal who is hosting the reunion special. Image zoom David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston | Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty"Unfortunately it's very sad that we had to move it again," Aniston, 52, told Deadline in August. Image zoom Friends | Credit: NBCKudrow, who played the eclectic Phoebe Buffay, revealed in January that she and her costars have already shot some scenes for the reunion. "I pre-shot something already so we're definitely doing it, because I already shot a little something."
Michael B. Jordan Steps Into Tom Clancy’s Universe as John Clark in Action-Packed Without Remorse Trailer
       
Without Remorse debuts on Prime Video on April 30Michael B. Jordan Steps Into Tom Clancy’s Universe as John Clark in Action-Packed Without Remorse TrailerMichael B. Jordan is making his debut in Tom Clancy's iconic Jack Ryan universe. Without Remorse is an adaptation of Clancy's 1993 novel of the same name, set within the Jack Ryan universe. The character of John Clark has previously been portrayed by Willem Dafoe in 1994's Clear and Present Danger and Liev Schreiber in 2002's The Sum of All Fears. John Krasinski recently played Jack Ryan in the two seasons of the Prime Video series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Alec Baldwin have all previously played the character of Jack Ryan.
Pregnant Lauren Burnham Says 'Blissful Ignorance' of Expecting Baby Is Gone After Previous Loss
       
"Even in the midst of something as beautiful as new life, that darkness finds its way in to remind me that it did in fact exist," adds Burnham. "With all of that said, i'm proud of this body and what we've endured together. i'm proud of my second & third babies for growing so well and grateful for all the reminders they send me saying, 'mom, we're okay'. i'm proud of my journey through the darkness, because without that, the light i see now wouldn't shine quite so bright," she writes. I think that's something we wanted right away.
Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer Become Superheroes in First Trailer for Netflix's Thunder Force
       
Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer Become Superheroes in First Trailer for Netflix's Thunder ForceMelissa McCarthy gets more than she bargained for in Netflix's first trailer for Thunder Force. The actress teams up with real-life pal Octavia Spencer in the upcoming movie, which sees their characters reunite as adults after being best friends as kids. Thunder Force, out on Netflix April 9, also stars Bobby Cannavale, Pom Klementieff, Kevin Dunn, Melissa Leo and Jason Bateman. It was difficult for me to not break character and laugh…sometimes, I just couldn't help myself because there is only one Melissa McCarthy. McCarthy, 50, has equally kind words for Spencer, whom she's known for decades.
Tom Colicchio on Top Chef Portland's Filming 'Bubble'
       
Top Chef is going to look a bit different this season. Head judge Tom Colicchio recently gave PEOPLE an update on the Bravo cooking competition show, which will air its 18th season set in Portland, Ore. on April 1. "We were there for, I think, eight weeks," says the chef, who recently partnered up with French's Yellow Mustard on the new MustSwitch sandwich. Image zoom Credit: Courtesy French’sAs a chef with restaurants in New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Colicchio has been dealing with the difficult task of safely reopening his restaurants. "We're all trying to open safely, we're trying to keep our employees safe, we're trying to keep customers safe, but it has to be cooperation on all sides."
Lisa Vanderpump Gets Confessions from Celeb Friends in Overserved Teaser
       
Overserved with Lisa Vanderpump will premiere on E! later this monthLisa Vanderpump Prompts 'Revealing' Confessions from Her Celeb Friends in New Overserved SuperteaseLisa Vanderpump's latest TV venture is almost here! "I'm Lisa Vanderpump and I have launched restaurants and bars around the world," she says in the clip. "Come join my friends and me, where they'll be overserved," Vanderpump concludes. Image zoom Lisa Vanderpump | Credit: Tibrina Hobson/GettyOverserved with Lisa Vanderpump will go behind the exclusive gates of Villa Rosa in Beverly Hills, following Vanderpump as she hosts two or three celebrity guests for a night of homemade cocktails, snacks, games and of course, plenty of surprises and revealing moments.
2021 SAG Awards to Be Pre-Taped and Run for Just One Hour
       
2021 SAG Awards to Be Pre-Taped and Run for Just One HourThe SAG Awards are going to be a bit different this year. As every major awards show tries to find ways to safely take place amid the COVID-19 health crisis, the Screen Actors Guild announced its 2021 ceremony will be pre-taped. The show, airing on April 4, will also only run for one hour. The show will include the presentation of 13 awards and feature comedy bits as well as the traditional "I Am An Actor" segments from nominees and other presenters. That means spoilers are possible, but co-executive producer Kathy Connell hopes that won't happen.
Miss Universe Returning Live in May After 2020 Hiatus Due to COVID
       
Miss Universe is coming back! The Miss Universe Organization announced on Wednesday that the 69th competition is returning with a live broadcast on Sunday, May 16 – a year and a half after the last one took place. "I look forward to seeing this work come to fruition and crowning a new Miss Universe in May." The Miss Universe Organization is also considering "a very limited audience" although tickets and information won't be available until the end of March. "I always knew that my reign as Miss Universe would be unlike any other," Tunzi, who was also Miss South Africa 2019, said in a statement.
Keith Urban Recalls 'Trainwreck' That Ensued When He Forgot the Guitar Solo in 'Highway Don't Care'
       
"There is no wrong notes, just the look on your face," the guitarist tells Tim McGrawKeith Urban remembers the moment he forgot the guitar solo in his song with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift, "Highway Don't Care." "I will always appreciate the best guitar lead ride ever in 'Highway Don't Care,'" says McGraw. And I remember the great phrase, there is no wrong notes, just the look on your face," he adds. "No wrong notes, just the look on your face," McGraw, 53, echoes. Elsewhere in the podcast, Urban opens up about the moment he realized he wanted to play guitar.
Regina King on Her Senior Dog's Golden Globes Appearance: 'He Deserves All the Attention'
       
2021 Golden Globes viewers could see King's senior dog Cornbread snoozing in the background of the actress's pre-show interviews. Regina King on Her Senior Dog's Golden Globes Appearance: 'He Deserves All the Attention'Regina King doesn't mind sharing the spotlight. During a March 2 interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers, host Seth Meyers asked the actress, 50, about Sunday's Golden Globes. "But your dog Cornbread kind of stole the day," the host continued. He deserves all the attention, to just be hanging in there and representing the senior dogs."
Kendall and Kylie Jenner Film 'Drunk Get Ready with Me' Makeup Tutorial — See Their Final Looks
       
"filming another youtube heheh #drunkgetreadywithme," the mom of one wrote alongside a photo of Kendall, 25. Image zoomNext, Kylie posted a few videos of Kendall sporting heavy pink blush, matching eyeshadow and overdrawn lipliner after they filmed the YouTube video. Image zoomThe last special guest to appear on Kylie's YouTube channel was the eldest Kardashian sister, Kourtney. In the video posted last week, the Kylie Cosmetics mogul applies makeup on the Poosh founder as the two talk about their parenting styles. Kardashian, 41, asks at the start of the video, to which Kylie responds, "Not really.
Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Kroy Biermann Test Positive for COVID: ‘Very Thankful For Our Doctors’
       
Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Kroy Biermann have tested positive for COVID-19. Image zoom Credit: Kim Zolciak Biermann/InstagramThe couple's diagnosis comes over a month after Kim's daughter, Brielle, tested positive for COVID-19. On her own Instagram Story, mom Kim said she was "very stressed" following Brielle's diagnosis. In addition to Brielle, Kim is mom to 19-year-old Ariana, both of whom Kroy adopted after he and Kim wed in 2011. As of Wednesday, it seems none of her other children have tested positive for the virus.
Justin Timberlake Celebrates Wife Jessica Biel on Her Birthday: 'Favorite Person in the World'
       
"I'm lucky to learn from you and laugh with you and celebrate you every day," Justin Timberlake wrote on Instagram to wife Jessica BielJustin Timberlake Celebrates Wife Jessica Biel on Her Birthday: 'Favorite Person in the World'Justin Timberlake has a whole lot of love for Jessica Biel. wrote Timberlake, 40. Image zoom Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake | Credit: Justin Timberlake/InstagramBiel's 39th birthday also marks her first birthday as a mother of two. In January, Timberlake confirmed he and Biel welcomed a second child, a son named Phineas, last summer. Image zoom Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel | Credit: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty
N.Y.C. Handyman Allegedly Killed 3 'Beloved Mothers, Grandmothers'
       
Gavin was indicted and charged with first- and second-degree murder for allegedly killing the three elderly women who lived in his building from 2015 to this past January. "These victims were mothers, grandmothers and beloved friends whose violent deaths have had a chilling effect inside their housing complex and on the Brownsville community," Gonzalez says in the statement. As a handyman, Gavin gained the victims' trust after performing odd jobs for them inside their units, authorities say. But then a funeral director found a stab wound in her neck, The New York Times reports. Nearly four years later, on April 30, 2019, at approximately 11:45 p.m., Gavin allegedly strangled Jacolia James, 83, inside her apartment.
Pregnant Lala Kent Shows Off Baby Bump in Maternity Photos
       
Lala Kent tells PEOPLE about getting ready for the arrival of her daughter, teasing the name she picked out for the babyLala Kent's baby girl is nearly here! "It's the most beautiful time in my life," Kent, who's expecting her first child, a daughter, with fiancé Randall Emmett, tells PEOPLE. Image zoom Credit: Koury AngeloImage zoom Credit: Koury AngeloImage zoom Credit: Koury AngeloScott, Kent's stylist for the maternity photoshoot (which was photographed by Koury Angelo with hair done by Ric Pipino), explains that the inspiration for the images "stemmed from my complete infatuation with Netflix and Shondaland's Bridgerton." "Both Lala and I love an ultra-feminine, sophisticated shoot — and if you know Lala, nothing is predictable." Image zoom Credit: Koury AngeloImage zoom Credit: Koury AngeloImage zoom Credit: Koury Angelo"I have never been this excited for anything in my entire life," Kent says of awaiting her baby's arrival.
Mariska Hargitay 'PEOPLE' Watches on Set in N.Y.C., Plus Olivia Wilde, Rebel Wilson and More
       
Hailey Bieber looks sharp in a two-piece leather suit as she heads to dinner with singer Justine Skye at Carbone in N.Y.C.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard to Host and Compete on New NBC Game Show Family Game Night
       
The 10-episode series is based on the couple's skits featured on The Ellen DeGeneres ShowKristen Bell and Dax Shepard to Host and Compete on New NBC Game Show Family Game NightKristen Bell and Dax Shepard are taking their partnership to the small screen. The married actors are set to host and compete in Family Game Fight, a new NBC game show featuring fun competitions with a big cash prize up for grabs, the network announced Wednesday. Throughout the 10-episode series, Bell, 40, and Shepard, 46, will part ways and be "adopted" into a family of four and help their team win $100,000. Family Game Night marks Bell and Shepard's first joint TV project. I'm so excited to host 'Family Game Fight' and play all day with my best friend."
Hilaria Baldwin Shares Photo of Son Edu, 5½ Months, and Newborn Daughter Lucia: 'My Babies'
       
A source confirmed to PEOPLE that Hilaria and Alec Baldwin welcomed daughter Lucia via surrogate after the birth of Edu in SeptemberHilaria Baldwin is enjoying double-baby cuteness. On Tuesday, Hilaria announced the name of the baby girl, Lucia, writing on Instagram: "We are so in love with our daughter, Lucia. A source recently confirmed to PEOPLE that the couple welcomed daughter Lucia via surrogate. Baldwin, 62, is also dad to 25-year-old daughter Ireland, whose mother is actress Kim Basinger. Image zoom Credit: hilaria baldwin/ instagramImage zoom Credit: hilaria baldwin/ instagramSpeaking with PEOPLE in November, the fitness instructor said "during times of COVID, it very much feels like we're done" expanding their family.
Mary J. Blige Says She Started Her Wine Business to 'Give Something Beautiful to the World' During Quarantine
       
Mary J. Blige Says She Started Her Wine Business to 'Give Something Beautiful to the World' During QuarantineFor Mary J. Blige, the unprecedented events of the past year presented the opportunity to dive head-first into launching her new wine brand, Sun Goddess Wines. To give something so beautiful to the world at a time when they needed it, it made everyone smile." While Blige was already a seasoned business woman when she found herself on a vineyard in Friuli, Italy, three years ago, her journey into the wine industry wasn't just about making profits. Blige put in the hours on the Fantinel Winery in Friuli, learning about wine production and tasting the grapes. The wealthy people can drink it, and the people that are not wealthy can drink it."
Wolfgang Van Halen Wishes 'Pop Was Here' to See His Song 'Distance' Hit No. 1 on Rock Radio
       
Van Halen will also add "Distance" as a bonus track to Mammoth WVH's album set to release on June 11Wolfgang Van Halen Wishes 'Pop Was Here' to See His Song 'Distance' Hit No. 1 on Rock RadioLooks like "Distance" found a place on Mammoth WVH's self-titled album! The immense support from everyone at radio who played the song and all of the fans who called requesting it has been more than I could have imagined," Van Halen said in a press release. Last month, Van Halen went on Today to talk about the song and perform it. Mammoth WVH is set to feature 14 songs, all of which Van Halen wrote, sang and performed on his own as he "set to establish his own musical identity."
Stars Who Have Done Their Own Stunts: Photos
       
Tom Cruise, Jennifer Garner and Jennifer Lawrence are among the stars who often perform their own stunts in their action-packed films. The Top Gun star is known for his dedication to stunt work, even when it leads to injury. Take me to [the] hospital.’”Cruise returned to filming before he was completely mended — and continued to perform his own stunts. The actress’ longtime stunt double, Shauna Duggins, told Variety in August 2018 that the Peppermint star did 98 percent of her own stunts in the film. You feel her pain every time she takes a punch — you see her face feel the pain.”Scroll to see which other stars perform their own stunts!
How Katherine Heigl Talks to Her Daughters About Their Biological Mothers
       
Katherine Heigl is honest with her daughters about their biological families. We don’t have any information about your biological fathers, but we do have a bit about your biological mothers,’” the Grey’s Anatomy alum explained. “‘If you guys want to talk more about them, you can have as much or as little information as you want. I think dogs, especially, are the perfect companions. Old dogs, especially, are my thing.”
Lori Loughlin Spotted for the 1st Time Since Prison Release
       
Lori Loughlin was spotted for the first time on Tuesday, March 2, after completing her two-month prison sentence for her role in the college scandal. Loughlin completed her prison sentence in December 2020. Us Weekly broke the news last month that Loughlin completed her 100 hours of community service, while Giannulli must complete his 250 hours upon release. “She’s been working with children who have learning disabilities and has found it very fulfilling,” a source told Us last month. I went along will the plan to give my daughters an unfair advantage in the college admissions process,” Loughlin said on August 21, 2020.
Blake Horstmann on Navigating Relationships With ‘Bachelor’ Producers
       
Every member of Bachelor Nation has a different experience on the ABC franchise and Blake Horstmann joined Us Weekly’s “Here for the Right Reasons” podcast to share his behind-the-scenes stories while recapping Matt James‘ The Bachelor: The Women Tell All. “It’s just such a crazy environment, especially The Bachelor or Bachelorette because it’s a little longer than [Bachelor in] Paradise, obviously. But you do start to build a relationship with your producer or producers,” Blake, 31, said on Tuesday, March 2. So no, I don’t necessarily regret it.”Blake added that he’s advised past Bachelorette contestants who got a “good edit” not to go on Bachelor in Paradise. “It’s easy to fall from the peak than it is in the middle,” the Bachelorette season 14 runner-up told Us.
Kendall Jenner, Devin Booker Care About Each Other ‘Immensely’
       
Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker’s romance is going strong after becoming Instagram official last month. The model, 25, and the basketball star, 24, first sparked romance speculation in April 2020 while on a road trip to Sedona, Arizona. They “care about one another immensely, but it’s not like they will be getting engaged any time soon,” the source says. Kendall likes to have her own personal time and spend time with her family,” the source tells Us. Jenner is also aware of how “important” and “grueling” Booker’s basketball career and schedule can be.
Pregnant Shawn Johnson, Andrew East’s Beach Babymoon Pics
       
Shawn Johnson East and Andrew East began their oceanside vacation on Wednesday, March 3. #babyeast,” Shawn wrote via Instagram at the time. “It’s been a long two weeks of RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) with [my 14-month-old daughter], Drew, and now this. Drink an extra water tonight and wash your hands.”The Dancing With the Stars alum, who has since recovered, became a mom in November 2019 when daughter Drew was born. “Feet ache and bellies are full,” Shawn gushed via Instagram in June 2019, posting pics of their beach visits, garden walks and more.
‘Parenthood’ Cast: Where Are They Now?
       
Parenthood made a family out of its cast — both on screen and off. I’m in contact with all of the people on the show.”He continued: “I still see Dax a lot and Mae. Every now and then I’ll have a text back and forth with Craig T. … And I’m really proud of Max Burkholder, who was accepted into Harvard. “What’s so ironic is you make a decision like that and then, weirdly, you’re rewarded,” he explained. Scroll through the gallery below to see where the cast of Parenthood is today!
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Interview: Everything to Know
       
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are due to sit down for a televised tell-all interview like none royal fanatics have seen before. A preview for the special showed Harry, 36, wearing the same gray suit he wore to son Archie‘s July 2019 christening, while the pregnant former Suits actress, 39, donned a black dress with floral accents over her growing baby bump. The following year, she died in a car crash after being chased by paparazzi in Paris. Harry and Meghan made their decision to step down from the royal family official in February. They did not cite a reason for their departure but may open up about it during their CBS tell-all interview.
Pregnant Lala Kent Stuns in Nude Maternity Shoot Photos
       
Pregnant Lala Kent shared stunning maternity shoot photos with her Instagram followers on Wednesday, March 3. Fellow pregnant reality star Brittany Cartwright commented with heart-eye emojis. Kent has previously posed nude while showing her pregnancy progress. “I just assumed I’m having a boy,” the Give Them Lala Beauty creator explained at the time. “For the next three weeks, I would continue to randomly bleed and each time, I would call my OB and be beside myself,” the pregnant star wrote.
Kim Kardashian Keeping Hidden Hills Home in Kanye West Divorce
       
Kim Kardashian will keep the family home in Hidden Hills, California, a source confirms to Us Weekly. Kanye West designed the home but spent the majority of 2020 in Wyoming amid marriage struggles with the KKW Beauty founder. She filed for divorce from the rapper, 43, on February 19, after nearly seven years of marriage. The duo went through many ups and downs over the years, the first low point occurring four years into their marriage. Shortly after, a source told Us that the Skims designer began meeting with divorce attorneys.
RHOD’s Tiffany Moon Goes Grocery Shopping in Jovani Dress: Video
       
Moon, 36, is dressed to the nines for a food shop at 99 Ranch Market, an Asian food supermarket. The anesthesiologist conducts her grocery shop, which includes “essentials” like beer and dim sum, to the beat of “Feeling Jovani” by Real Housewives of New York’s Luann de Lesseps. On Friday, February 26, Us Weekly confirmed that a Real Housewives mashup show is in the works at NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock. This news follows the announcement that Peacock will be reviving The Real Housewives of Miami, which originally ran on Bravo from 2011 to 2013. But an insider tells Us that “they have started interviewing a bunch of different women.
Alice Evans Is Heartbroken, Scared After Ioan Gruffudd Divorce
       
Alice Evans opened up about her relationship with estranged husband Ioan Gruffudd, claiming she was blindsided by his divorce filing earlier this month. Us Weekly confirmed via court documents on Tuesday, March 2, that the Titanic actor, 47, filed for divorce from Evans, 49, at a Los Angeles courthouse one day prior. I’m scared that my little girls will be disappointed by their Dads behavior and model that in their future relations with the opposite sex,” she explained. “I’m also scared of my ex-husband’s response to the fact that I had commented on his sudden decision to serve me. Love all round, not hate.”Evans’ Instagram comments came after Gruffudd filed for divorce earlier this week after 13 years of marriage.
Sister Wives' Kody Brown, Meri Brown's Relationship Timeline
       
No relationship is perfect — and the stars of Sister Wives aren’t afraid to admit it. After more than 20 years of marriage, Kody and Meri Brown have worked their way out of more than one major rough patch. The couple tied the knot in April 1990 before Kody introduced three more wives — Janelle, Christine and Robyn Brown — into their family. The case was eventually dismissed by the U.S. Court of Appeals in 2016 — but the concept of a plural family has sparked plenty of criticism from the show’s audience. Things between Kody and his spouses took a big turn in September 2014 when he divorced Meri in an effort to “legally restructure” their brood.
Kendall Jenner’s Family Is ‘Fond’ of Boyfriend Devin Booker
       
Kendall Jenner’s family is supportive of her relationship with Devin Booker, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly. “The Kardashian clan is fond of him for sure,” the insider says. The source adds that the Kardashians “respect Kendall’s decision to not jump into an engagement” and instead just “enjoy these moments” with her boyfriend. The reality star squad “just want her to be happy with whomever she’s with,” the insider says. Earlier this month, a source exclusively told Us that Jenner “likes the pace at which things are going at the moment” with Booker, who was previously in a relationship with Kylie Jenner’s former BFF Jordyn Woods.
Summer House’s Hannah Berner and Fiance Des Bishop’s Relationship Timeline
       
Hannah Berner started seeing now-fiancé Des Bishop before she began filming season 5 of Summer House in 2020, but that didn’t stop her on-again, off-again romance with costar Luke Gulbranson from becoming a point of contention in the Hamptons house. Berner and Gulbranson met while filming season 4 of the Bravo show. After hooking up during the 2019 season, the pair kept in touch but had different ideas of their status. Berner, who noted that they talked on the phone almost daily, replied, ”I think there’s a difference between chemistry and compatibility. Maybe she thought it was something else, but, you know, I was under the impression that Hannah was actually was seeing somebody and had been seeing people.
Buckingham Palace Responds to Meghan Markle Bullying Allegations
       
Buckingham Palace released a statement in response to claims Meghan Markle bullied two staff members before stepping down from her royal duties in 2020. The royal household said on Wednesday, March 3, it was looking into the accusations and detailed its workplace policy. The newspaper said its staff was approached by royal palace aides who claimed that one of the 39-year-old Suits alum’s former advisers had filed a bullying complaint against her as she and Prince Harry, 36, were leaving Kensington Palace. Meghan and Harry’s communications team denied the allegation in a statement to The Times. “Let’s just call this what it is — a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation,” the statement read.
Bachelor's Serena Pitt Weighs In On 'Upsetting' Chris Harrison Drama
       
When it comes to Chris Harrison‘s controversial Extra interview, Bachelor alum Serena Pitt isn’t ready to simply forgive and forget. While she admitted that she would “definitely consider” the opportunity if it came her way, there’s one major detail that’s giving her pause. At the time, Harrison defended contestant Rachael Kirkconnell, who came under fire for past racially insensitive social media activity. “She conducted herself with class and professionalism, having to sit there and conduct that interview,” the publicist said on Tuesday. “It shed a lot of light on issues on the franchise and beyond the franchise.
Danica Patrick Posts About Change After Aaron Rodgers’ Engagement
       
Danica Patrick shared a lengthy message about change, relationships and inner peace as her ex-boyfriend Aaron Rodgers continues to make headlines for his engagement to Shailene Woodley. What kept coming through in all of my thoughts, meditations, and in my innate knowing … the word is an analogy. There are a million simple sayings and ideas to prove why YOUR inner temple in so important,” Patrick wrote. When you change, things you see change. Like, I never thought as a little girl … ‘Yeah, when I grow up, I’m gonna marry someone who throws balls!
Former ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Stars: Where Are They Now?
       
You can take the girl out of New Jersey, but you can’t take the Jersey out of the girl! The Real Housewives of New Jersey franchise has seen many of its stars leave the world behind over the years — and Us Weekly is taking a trip down memory lane and checking in on where they are now. “There wasn’t a final straw, the burden became too heavy in my personal life,” Manzo told Bravo’s The Daily Dish in January 2021. I want to thank Andy Cohen and Bravo for the opportunity they gave me on The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” she wrote at the time. I love helping people and that’s what I am going to continue to do.”Scroll through the gallery below for an update on where former Real Housewives of New Jersey stars are now:
Why 'cancel culture' doesn't apply to the reckoning with Dr. Seuss' racist imagery
       
Why 'cancel culture' doesn't apply to the reckoning with Dr. Seuss' racist imageryAdded: 03.03.2021 21:18 | 6 views | 0 commentsCritics are condemning a decision to stop publishing six Dr. Seuss books, as experts say a reckoning with his racist works is long overdue.
Regé-Jean Page's Next Movie Will Include More of Your Favorite Heartthrobs
       
Bridgerton's Regé-Jean Page has a new, entirely different Netflix project in the works, with two very familiar faces. Page, who stars as the Duke of Hastings in the very sexy...
Why RHONJ's Melissa Gorga Will Confront Teresa Giudice When She's "Wrong"
       
Navigating family drama. From what's been teased about season 11 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, there will be plenty of family drama for Melissa Gorga. In fact, even though...
Lady Gaga Makes First Public Appearance Since Her Dogs' Safe Recovery
       
Lady Gaga has more than a few weights lifted off her shoulders. For the past week, the music superstar has experienced an emotional roller coaster after her dog walker Ryan Fischer was...
How Heidi Klum Reacted to Her Daughter Leni's Runway Debut at Berlin Fashion Week
       
The next generation. America's Got Talent is all about following your dreams and believing in yourself, and as the panel of judges--Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell, Sofía Vergara and...
Buckingham Palace to Launch Investigation into Meghan Markle Bullying Allegations
       
Buckingham Palace is launching an investigation into a bullying complaint made against Meghan Markle by her and Prince Harry's former royal staffers. The pregnant Duchess of Sussex...
Solange Reveals She Was "Fighting" for Her Life Amid Hospitalizations
       
Solange is opening up about her physical health journey. The "Almeda" singer took to Instagram on March 1 to speak candidly about her hospitalizations amid releasing her 2019...
Kathryn Hahn Sounds Off on the "Bonkers" Success of Her WandaVision Song
       
Warning: This article features spoilers for WandaVision. A 47-second song from WandaVision may be the bop of the year. We're, of course, talking about the episode seven...
R. Kelly's Chicago Recording Studio and Alleged 'Sex Cult' Den Visited by Cops
       
Added: 03.03.2021 18:25 | 4 views | 0 commentsCops paid a visit to R. Kelly's recording studio in Chicago, which has been featured on Lifetime's docuseries as an alleged "sex cult" base where the singer held girls captive. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... officers dropped by Kelly's...
Maria Shriver reacts to Andrew Cuomo's apology: 'Will that be enough?'
       
Maria Shriver reacts to Andrew Cuomo's apology: 'Will that be enough?' Added: 03.03.2021 21:08 | 11 views | 0 commentsMaria Shriver, a journalist and the ex-wife of former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, questioned whether an apology for alleged unwanted sexual advances, issued Wednesday by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, will be accepted.
Matt Larkin's Fantasy Hockey Pickups of the Week: Buy High on Sens
       
THE HOCKEY NEWS MAGAZINENot a subscriber? Sign up today to get the best features and analysis from the NHL and beyond. If you’re already a subscriber, click on the My Account button to sign into your account to renew your subscription, make a payment, redeem a gift, update your payment method and much more...
Vanessa Bryant: 'Kobe And Gigi Motivate Me to Keep Going'
       
More than a year after the deaths of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, Vanessa Bryant will grace the cover of People's "Women Changing the World" issue on Friday. "This pain is unimaginable [but] you just have to get up and push forward," Bryant told People. "Lying in bed crying isn't going to change the fact that my family will never be the same again. But getting out of bed and pushing forward is going to make the day better for my girls and for me. "I guess the best way to describe it is that Kobe and Gigi motivate me to keep going," Bryant said.
Who Is R. A. Lafferty? And Is He the Best Sci-Fi Writer Ever?
       
The sci-fi writer R. A. Lafferty used to make claims like that. For most of his career, he’d tell people he was “the best short story writer in the world.” Smart move. Other sci-fi writers, in other words. R. A. Lafferty has always been, then, a sci-fi writer’s sci-fi writer—a blurry, far-out position to find oneself in. So just think what absurdities a sci-fi writer has to conjure forth to gobsmack his fellow sci-fi writers—sci-fi writers who actually are, by much wider consensus, some of the best in the world.
Who is Jery Hewitt? 'New Amsterdam's season 3 premiere tribute explained
       
New Amsterdam returned Tuesday night with its season 3 premiere, "The New Normal," and aside from offering a moving new storyline, it also offered a tribute to one Jery Hewitt. "In memory of Jery Hewitt and the lives we lost in 2020," the title card read. He worked on 14 movies from the Coen Brothers, including The Big Lebowski and No Country for Old Men. On TV, he worked on every episode of the original Law & Order and 22 seasons of Law & Order: SVU. Image zoom Credit: NBC"The lives we lost in 2020" seemed like a reference to those who died from COVID-19 last year.
Summer House's Hannah Berner engaged to boyfriend Des Bishop: 'When you know, you know'
       
Summer House's Hannah Berner engaged to boyfriend Des Bishop: 'When you know, you know'Hannah Berner is an engaged woman! The Summer House star said "yes" to boyfriend Des Bishop after a whirlwind romance, PEOPLE can exclusively reveal. For the proposal, Bishop, 45, surprised Berner, 29, with a special call-back to the start of their relationship. Berner and Bishop began dating in July after he reached out to her on Instagram. Bishop presented Berner with a round, brilliant stone sitting on an 18-carat yellow gold band.
Kelly Marie Tran compares experience with Star Wars bullying to an 'embarrassingly horrible breakup'
       
Kelly Marie Tran has had to endure more than most rising stars in Hollywood these days. After The Last Jedi hit theaters, however, the actress faced a barrage of online hate aimed at her appearance and ethnicity. Some of her Star Wars brethren came to Tran's defense during that time, including Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill and The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. Hamill tweeted, "Star Wars' trolls: '#GetALifeNerds." And the online trolls that harassed her are still just that.
Cynthia Erivo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt join Pinocchio remake as Blue Fairy, Jiminy Cricket
       
Like the title character's nose, the cast for Disney's Pinocchio remake has grown quite a bit. These new cast members join Tom Hanks, who was reported to be in talks for the film back in 2018, as the kindly woodcarver Geppetto. Image zoom Credit: Leon Bennett/WireImage; Everett Collection; Neilson Barnard/Getty ImagesZemeckis, who came on board to direct the long-gestating film last year, also penned the script with Chris Weitz. The remake will begin production this month in the U.K., and will be released on Disney+.
Michael B. Jordan is Without Remorse in first trailer for Tom Clancy thriller
       
Michael B. Jordan is Without Remorse in first trailer for Tom Clancy thrillerFind you a man who can be both PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive and a badass action star. Michael B. Jordan already earned that first title, and now he's showing his other bonafides in the trailer for Without Remorse. Directed by Sicario: Day of the Soldado filmmaker Stefano Sollima and co-written by Oscar nominee and Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan, the upcoming Amazon Prime Video action-thriller is based on the 1993 Tom Clancy novel of the same name. "There's something inside of me that I can't turn off," Kelly says in the trailer, which can be seen below. Without Remorse premieres April 30 on Prime Video.
Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer are badass superheroes in first Thunder Force trailer
       
Spencer nearly tases a man to death in hilarious preview of the new Netflix movie. The criminal underworld doesn't stand a chance against Octavia Spencer armed with a taser. The Oscar-winning Help actress heads out from Ma's basement and into the realm of superheroes with Melissa McCarthy in the first trailer for the duo's upcoming satire Thunder Force, a wild spin on the action-heroine subgenre that tasks the leading ladies with saving the world from unspeakable evil — like Jason Bateman with lobster claws for hands. Thunder Force premieres April 9 on Netflix as part of the streaming service's ongoing initiative to premiere at least one new movie every week throughout 2021. Sign up for Entertainment Weekly's free newsletter to get the latest trailers, celebrity interviews, film reviews, and more.
MPA source challenges Golden Globes voter's claims about recruiting Black journalists
       
Australian HFPA member says they "didn't really consider" the lack of Black members "a problem" because the group was filled with diversity from other places. A source at the Motion Picture Association has responded to a Hollywood Foreign Press Association member's claims about its ties to the Golden Globes group's ongoing controversy concerning a lack of Black journalists among its ranks. Representatives for the HFPA didn't immediately respond to EW's request for comment on Cooney's interview, the MPA source's response, or Rottenberg's tweet. The fact that there was no Black member, we didn't really consider a problem. We must have Black journalists in our organization," said Helen Hoehne, an HFPA member from Germany.
Maroon 5 and Megan Thee Stallion make 'Beautiful Mistakes' together on band's wistful new single
       
Maroon 5 and Megan Thee Stallion make 'Beautiful Mistakes' together on band's wistful new singleMaroon 5 is back, and this love thing is still taking its toll on them. The band released a wistful new track on Wednesday titled "Beautiful Mistakes," the third single off their upcoming seventh studio album. In addition to hearing lead singer Adam Levine lament being away from his love, and not trying to sabotage his relationship, the song also features a dynamic verse from Megan Thee Stallion. Interestingly, the song was also co-produced and co-written by musician blackbear, known for his hit "Hot Girl Bummer," a play off the Hot Girl Summer meme Megan spurred in 2019. Listen to "Beautiful Mistakes" above.
Annie Award nods stir Disney's Soul and give the Oscar race a Crood awakening
       
While animation has fared better than much of the entertainment industry, the situation around the pandemic has thrown all of us for a loop," said Frank Gladstone, the Annie Awards' executive producer. Since the Academy implemented its own Best Animated Feature category in 2002, the Annie Awards' top-category champion has gone on to win the corresponding Oscar 13 times. Last year, Disney-Pixar's Toy Story 4 won the Oscar, though Netflix's Klaus took the Annie. The 48th Annie Awards will stream live online beginning Friday, April 16 at 10 p.m. See the full list of nominees in 36 categories on the organization's website.
RuPaul's Drag Race queens rock out with their frocks out in Snatch Game episode's first act
       
Season 13 Snatch Game episode kicks off with some... bare-butted confidence in EW's exclusive preview of the next new episode. RuPaul's Drag Race queens rock out with their frocks out in Snatch Game episode's first actRuPaul's Drag Race Close Streaming OptionsThe RuPaul's Drag Race season 13 queens are punking and funking it up in EW's exclusive reveal of the Snatch Game episode's first act. Ru says, telling the dolls they'll have 20 minutes to get into quick punk drag using fishnets and stockings to create an entire look. See how the Snatch Game plays out when RuPaul's Drag Race returns with a new episode Friday at 8:00 p.m. on VH1. Watch EW's exclusive preview above.
Kathryn Hahn reacts to being an iTunes-topping recording artist for 'Agatha All Along'
       
Kathryn Hahn doesn't understand it. "I don't have social media, so the whole thing was like filtered down through all this," Hahn continued. Disney released the track, on which Hahn belts the refrain, on streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music in the days that followed. "[That's] a testament to the Lopezes who just wrote that crazy, awesome, delicious 47 seconds," Hahn said of composers Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. "It's wonderful to see that it's inspired so much interest in the fans," WandaVision director Matt Shakman told EW.
See Danny Boyle's cast transform into the Sex Pistols for new FX series
       
See Danny Boyle's cast transform into the Sex Pistols for new FX seriesThe stars of Danny Boyle's upcoming miniseries about the Sex Pistols are bringing anarchy to the U.K.A first look at the six-episode Pistol, based on the Steve Jones memoir Lonely Boy: Tales From a Sex Pistol, has landed with Toby Wallace as Jones, Christian Lees as bassist Glen Matlock, Anson Boon as singer John Lydon, Louis Partridge as bassist Sid Vicious, and Jacob Slater as drummer Paul Cook. But the show, directed and executive-produced by Boyle, will also feature prominent figures from the London punk scene. In that spirit, FX also confirmed that The Queen's Gambit actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster has joined the troupe to play British rock impresario Malcolm McLaren, Westworld's Talulah Riley will play fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, and model Iris Law will play punk icon Soo Catwoman. Image zoom Toby Wallace leads the cast of 'Pistol' as Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones. Jones also serves as an executive producer with Boyle and series creator Craig Pearce.
Keanu Reeves wants to play his Brzrkr comic character on screen someday
       
Brzrkr #1 received more than 600,000 orders from comic sellers, making it the biggest single comic issue in 30 years outside of Marvel's Star Wars #1 in 2015. But though Brzrkr (pronounced "berserker") was co-created and co-written by Keanu Reeves, it isn't based on any pre-existing franchise. Reeves, Kindt, and Garney are also quick to credit their other collaborators, including editor Eric Harburn, colorist Bill Crabtree, and letterer Clem Robbins. Garney just had one question for Reeves before he started drawing: "Is this character supposed to look like you?" Image zoomImage zoomImage zoomImage zoomImage zoomImage zoom
Why Raya and the Last Dragon will not play at Cinemark theaters
       
On Wednesday, Cinemark Theaters announced that animated action-adventure flick, starring Star Wars' Kelly Marie Tran , Raya and the Last Dragon will not be playing at their movie theaters this weekend. Disney is set to release the film in 2,000+ theaters and as a $30 purchase on Disney+ on Friday, March 5. According to reports, Disney's exhibitor terms were tough, leading theater chains like Cinemark to opt out of playing the movie. "While we are having conversations with The Walt Disney Company, we have not yet reached agreeable licensing terms for Raya and the Last Dragon. As we continue to work with our studio partners, we remain optimistic that we will reach mutually beneficial terms that will provide moviegoers the opportunity to see the exciting film lineup in our theaters."
Watch the trailer for Calls, a show where you never see the stars
       
Fede Álvarez's new Apple TV+ series Calls doesn't technically have any famous faces in it — but that doesn't mean the cast is lacking in star power. Premiering March 19, Calls features bite-size episodes that run about 15 minutes each. Álvarez had so much fun with the experience that he already has plans for a second season. A second season would probably be an exploration of that. It would more than likely be from different perspectives and characters with things we didn't already do in season 1."
What to Watch on Wednesday: Amy Poehler has Moxie with her new Netflix movie
       
What to Watch on Wednesday: Amy Poehler has Moxie with her new Netflix movieWe know TV has a lot to offer, be it network, cable, premium channels, or streaming platforms including Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, and others. MoxieHOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on NetflixAmy Poehler is bringing a little riot grrrl power to Netflix. Inspired by her radical activist mother (Poehler), Vivian calls out sexism and discrimination at school, ultimately sparking a revolution (and falling for her skater boy classmate, played by Nico Hiraga). —Devan CogganRelated content:Murder Among the MormonsHOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on NetflixDocuseries DebutSalt Lake City. The Con (spring premiere) — ABCSnowfall — FXStreamingThe Mallorca Files (season premiere) — BritBox
Real World New York's Kevin Powell on reunion, watch first three minutes
       
None of us knew what to expect because it was almost 30 years ago — are people really going to really be into this? [Laughs] And people are like, I'm going to sign up and get the screaming channel. Doing things like Black Lives Matter, people are like, Yo, what you guys talked about in your season, that's what I was thinking about." When Heather and Julie call each other sisters, they mean that; that's serious, that's real for us. That's real to us.
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's Relationship Timeline
       
Do you remember where you were when you found out that your fave Blink-182 member Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian were rumored to be dating??? March 2, 2021An Entertainment Tonight source gets Scott Disick's POV on how he's feeling about Kourtney and Travis's relationship. "He isn't threatened by Kourtney and Travis' relationship at this point." Travis posts a note that Kourtney left him to his Instagram Stories, which reads, “To lots of fun adventures. Kourtney posts a pic of her holding Travis’s hand to her feed, and Travis signals his love/approval with a lil black heart emoji in the comments.
See inside Married At First Sight's Jules and Cameron's second wedding
       
Martha Kalifatidis and Michael Brunelli aside, there was one true success story during Married At First Sight Australia season six. Jules made no secret of her desire for a second wedding during the show, and following their as part of their final commitment ceremony, Cameron got down on one knee and popped the big question. The pair went on to tie the knot again in December 2019, in a ceremony shared on Instagram. And while Melissa Lucarelli was eventually un-invited to the wedding and as a bridesmaid, photos reveal Heidi Latcham was there on the big day. Take a look at their gorgeous second wedding photos here.
Is Kim Kardashian showing Kanye West subtle support in new pic?
       
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West caused heartbreak amongst Keeping Up With The Kardashians fans last month when their divorce was announced. They reported that neither Kanye or Kim are contesting the prenup they have in place. And while neither Kim or Kanye have spoken about the divorce plans on social media, fans think 40-year-old Kim just sent a subtle message of support to her soon to be ex-husband, 43, on Instagram. As well as showing off a resistance band and a pair of weights, fans noticed Kim is also wearing a pair of Yeezy trainers, aka Kanye's brand. But not just any trainers - Yeezys.
Bryce Hall responds to the rumours he cheated on Addison Rae
       
TikTok star Bryce Hall has responded to recent claims that he cheated on girlfriend of a year and a half Addison Rae after she shared several cryptic tweets over the weekend. The rumours have been swirling for weeks, but after Addison's recent tweet Bryce tweeted a statement of his own, denying the cheating claims. However, shortly after the holiday rumours began swirling online that Bryce had cheated on Addison while in Las Vegas after texts from adult film star Dana Wolfe began circulating on social media. Even though the tweet was swiftly deleted the rumours continued, so Bryce took to Twitter to clear-up the claims, tweeting simply, "I didn't cheat on Addison." Over the weekend Bryce spoke to a reporter outside LA restaurant The Saddle Ranch, saying, "Everything's fine.
Kylie and Kendall got drunk and filmed a YouTube video
       
Now imagine doing that when you're one of the most famous sister duos in the world, and that's the hangover Kylie and Kendall Jenner are dealing with this morning. The string of stories began when Kylie shared a picture on of Kendall doing her make up in a handheld Kylie Cosmetics branded mirror along with the caption, "filming another youtube hehe #drunkgetreadywithme." In the next Story Kylie shared a picture of bottle of Tequila from Kendall's controversial new brand 818, along with several videos of drunk Kendall trying to get make-up off her tongue, after having her look done, presumably by an equally drunk Kylie. Kylie Jenner Instagram Kendall Jenner InstagramAfter falling over each other while playing with Kylie's new puppy Kevin, the next part of the Story shows the two of them heading to McDonalds (not driving themselves) for burgers, spicy nuggets, cinnamon roles and chips. Kylie Jenner InstagramThe big question here is when can we get cinnamon rolls on the menu at McDonalds in the UK?
MAFSA's Jessika Power apologises for affair and "inflicting pain" on Mick and Tamara
       
Married at First Sight Australia star Jessika Power has opened up about her time on the show and apologised for "inflicting pain" on co-stars Mick and Tamara as a result of her affair with fellow contestant Dan Webb. In case you need a refresher, the drama (and there is a lot of it) began when it emerged that Jessika Power and Dan Webb were getting together behind Mick Gould and Tamara Joy's backs. Now, Jessika has opened up about the drama during an interview with Entertainment Daily, saying that she "regrets the amount of pain" she inflicted on Mick and Tamara. "Watching back my time on the show I really regret the amount of pain I inflicted on Mick and Tamara, the situation could have been handled so differently. Jessika adds that although she regrets the way everything unfolded on the show, she doesn't regret her relationship with Dan.
The Great Celebrity Bake Off line up 2021
       
One of the things that has seen us through the last 12 months has been comforting TV. A show that looks set to do that next is The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer 2021. Kicking off onChannel 4 on Tuesday 9th March, the line up has been announced, and it looks brilliant. Also taking part is Daisy Ridley, Jade Thirlwall, John Bishop, Katherine Ryan, KSI, Ade Adeptian and Alexandra Burke. Scroll through the gallery to take a look at their official The Great Celebrity Bake Off pics.
Dolly Parton Receives Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine She Helped Fund
       
Dolly Parton received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination this week, and she documented the big moment for her fans. "I'm finally going to get my vaccine, I'm so excited," said Parton in the video. @VUMChealth pic.twitter.com/38kJrDzLqC — Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) March 2, 2021Dolly also encouraged everyone watching to get their shots too. "Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I'm begging of you please don't hesitate / Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, 'cause once you're dead, then that's a bit too late," she sang. Following the news of her generous donation, Dolly spoke with Hoda Kotb of the Today show, sharing why she felt compelled to contribute and start her Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund.
Angelina Jolie Sells Painting Brad Pitt Gave Her for $11.5 Million
       
If you need a lesson in how to handle yourself in a breakup literally a million years later please look no further than Angelina Jolie, who just sold a painting given to her by Brad Pitt for over $11 million. According to People, the painting in question is "Tower of Koutoubia Mosque" by Winston Churchill, and it was sold by the Jolie Family Collection for $11.5 million at a London art auction this past Monday. The painting was originally gifted from Churchill to Franklin D. Roosevelt, and was last sold at auction in 2011 for $2.95 million. According to Page Six, the buyer was Brad Pitt, who gave the painting to Angie. BRB gonna go try to figure out if this weird Valentine's Day stuffed bear my ex gave me is worth anything.
Why Isn't Sam in the 'iCarly' Reboot? Did Jennette McCurdy Quit Acting?
       
But while Miranda and Jennette were busy making us laugh as Carly Shay and Sam Puckett, Jennette was quietly struggling with her work behind the scenes and later quit acting altogether. Jennette went on and said "always, always, always, acting was difficult for me," because she struggled with nervousness. Anna then asked Jennette if she has considered returning to acting, especially since iCarly is being rebooted. Jennette further detailed why it's unlikely that she'll be on the iCarly reboot and said she is actually not a fan of the roles she played in the past. Handout Getty Images"My experience with acting is, I'm so ashamed of the parts I've done in the past," she said.
Dua Lipa's "We're Good" Lyrics, Explained
       
TL;DR, Dua did not let us breathe in 2020, and basically had me like this while listening to the album:This content is imported from Giphy. According to Dua, she made a huge leap of faith with the production on "We're Good," but thinks it matches the song's meaning perfectly. In an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music, Dua said:"I think sonically, it felt the riskiest because I don't even know what it is. And that for me was probably the most scariest, but I think the content of the song is really interesting. Check out the unbelievably stylish, Titanic-inspired video for "We're Good" and learn the lyrics to the song below:This content is imported from YouTube.
Buckingham Palace Just Released a Statement About the Meghan Markle Bullying Allegations
       
On Tuesday, The Times published a report with palace aides alleging that one of Meghan Markle's former advisors filed a bullying complaint against her while she was living at Kensington Palace. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. Following allegations in The Times, Buckingham Palace have released the following statement: pic.twitter.com/WdMSWtubYq — Omid Scobie (@scobie) March 3, 2021Meghan and Harry gave their side of the story to The Times as well, saying the allegations are "a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation. We are disappointed to see this defamatory portrayal of The Duchess of Sussex given credibility by a media outlet." This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses.
How QAnon conspiracies took over one mom's life: 'It made me emotionally unavailable'
       
"I didn't know that it was QAnon. I didn't know any of that, but it started on TikTok." Vanderbilt told "The View" that she prepared for the possible blackout by stocking up on groceries and filling up her car's gas tank. In August 2020, Trump made comments on QAnon’s conspiracy theory featuring him as its savior. In hindsight, Vanderbilt offered a message to those who still follow the QAnon conspiracy theory.
Witch-Disguised-As-an-Actress Kathryn Hahn Has Been Fostering Kittens
       
Kathryn Hahn offers a model for how all of us should be during the pandemic: Staying off social media, fostering kittens who need a home, and coming into her powers as a witch. That last one might just be her acting on WandaVision, but the first two are completely true. She explained, “my sweet daughter has persuaded my husband and I to foster kittens during the pandemic, which has been so lovely and fulfilling. I will never hear my dryer without litter rattling around in it, but it’s been really, really sweet.” They foster kittens in groups of two or three, with names like Lock, Stock, and Barrel, or Chickpea and Bellflower. The latter kitten “came to us with a prolapsed anus, which we didn’t know until we put it in the car.” Knowing Hahn has been spending this time fostering kittens in need of a home makes us love her even more.
Meghan Markle Knows a ‘Calculated Smear Campaign’ When She Sees One
       
Photo: Pool/Getty ImagesWhat interesting timing indeed. Days before Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s tell-all interview with Oprah is set to premiere on CBS, the duchess, now pregnant with her second child, is denying accusations of bullying during her time as a working member of the royal family. A representative for Markle denied all of the claims to The Times, and, unsurprisingly, questioned the timing of the article. “Let’s just call this what it is — a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation,” the statement read. “We are disappointed to see this defamatory portrayal of the Duchess of Sussex given credibility by a media outlet.
Hugh Grant Will Be Your Dungeons & Dragons Baddie
       
Photo: TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty ImagesJust when we thought Paramount and Hasbro were done delighting us with Dungeons & Dragons casting choices, they go ahead and tap ’90s rom-com heartthrob and Paddington 2 villain Hugh Grant as the film’s main antagonist, along with It’s Sophia Lillis in an as-yet-unspecified role. (While those names sound very fantasy-y, neither of them are pulled from D&D lore.) Grant and Lillis join an already stacked cast that includes Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith, and Rege-Jean Page. Game Night’s Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are directing this killer ensemble, which is set to start filming this year. We’re not sure what, exactly, Forge Fletcher will be getting up to, but we predict a hammer may be involved.
All the Celebrities Who Have Received the COVID-19 Vaccine
       
The Emmerdale star said that the vaccination “was incredibly easy and painless.”"Getting my COVID vaccination was incredibly simple & painless. — Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) January 17, 2021Judi DenchOscar-winner and Cats star Dame Judi Dench told BBC News that received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on January 14. Hopefully we can do just that when the theater returns.”Patrick StewartThe actor and future memoirist received the COVID-19 vaccine on January 22 at Dodger Stadium. Tyler PerryFilmmaker Tyler Perry has not only received the vaccine, but created an informative TV special for BET called COVID-19 Vaccine and the Black Community: A Tyler Perry Special, in which he will show footage of him getting the vaccine and discuss the stigma around the vaccine for the Black community with doctors. Anthony HopkinsThe Silence of the Lambs actor received the vaccine in his car on January 28.
Kelly Marie Tran Is ‘So Much Happier’ Off Social Media
       
Kelly Marie Tran, the voice behind Disney’s latest princess. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Kelly Marie Tran opened up about her decision to step away from social media in June 2018, leaving her Instagram blank except for a defiant “Afraid, but doing it anyway.” “We can talk about the interaction between mental health and social media, but also mental health and this idea of fame and what it does to you,” she said. For now, you can see Tran in the upcoming animated Disney film Raya and the Last Dragon, where she plays a courageous warrior princess not unlike herself. “I’ve truly just been so much happier without being on the internet,” she added. “I’ve had my agents tell me [I’m] forgoing brand partnerships, but I’m not here to sell flat-tummy tea to young girls.”
Hogwarts Legacy Can’t Escape J.K. Rowling
       
Hogwarts Legacy is a big deal. Hogwarts Legacy, on the other hand, comes from a genuine pedigree. Hogwarts Legacy aims to tell an original story set in Europe’s premiere wizarding school in the late 19th century. Naturally, Warner Bros. tried to subdue the fan rancor as soon as Hogwarts Legacy made its debut. Throughout this ordeal, it was easy to find sympathy for some of the nameless developers hard at work on Hogwarts Legacy.
Why, Yes, David Crosby’s Threesomes Would Include Men
       
Photo: Jim Spellman/WireImageTo paraphrase a wise old quality-assurance director: It was the ’60s, often outdoors, and it’s possible a man slipped in. In a lively new interview with the Los Angeles Times, David Crosby nearly pulled a full Quincy Jones and admitted that he used to enjoy having threesomes with both men and women. The French have been doing ménage à trois for centuries,” Crosby explained about the song “Triad,” which he wrote for the Byrds in 1967. Lots of times, three people get together in a bed. I continued being an adventurer for a long time, but my focus was really on obliterating [myself] with hard drugs.
The Simpsons Will Outlive Us All
       
The Simpsons. Photo: FOXIn news that is unlikely to shock anyone at this point, Fox confirmed today that its long-running animated series The Simpsons isn’t leaving television anytime soon. (It previously scored a double-season renewal back in 2019 and will air its 700th episode on March 21.) “Everyone at The Simpsons is thrilled to be renewed once more, and we are planning lots of big surprises,” creator Matt Groening said in the press release. With any luck the show will soon be older than I am.”On February 22, cast member Harry Shearer officially stepped down from voicing the Black Simpsons character Dr. Hibbert; the role has been since handed over to fellow Simpsons voice actor Kevin Michael Richardson.
1.5x Speed Podcast Newsletter: Dead Pilots Society and More
       
This article was featured in 1.5x Speed, New York’s podcast recommendation newsletter. Photo-Illustration: VultureThis week: a search in Montana, a table read in space, and men born in the USA. Dead Pilots Society: “Space Bound”Apple Podcasts | Spotify | RSS FeedMaximum Fun’s Dead Pilots Society has been around for a bit now, at this point nearing 60 episodes with an appealing premise: producing fun table reads around scripts of television pilots that were purchased by networks but never ended up being made. The voice cast of the “Space Bound” table read includes Carey Mulligan, who played the lead in Promising Young Woman, and Sam Richardson (also of Promising Young Woman, but most well-known for Detroiters, Veep and I Think You Should Leave.) We’re back next week, but in the meantime: Send podcast recommendations, feedback, or just say hello at nicholas.quah@vulture.com.
How Likely Are Golden Globe Winners to Win Oscars Anyway?
       
After all, a big part of why the Golden Globes became the Golden Globes is because they’ve been historically seen as a prescient bellwether for the subsequent Academy Awards. In other words, juuuust under half of all Globe winners — 49.8 percent to be exact — will go on to win the Oscar. Of the last 30 Best Actress Oscar winners, 27 won the Globe. All that said, if there were ever a year that a bunch of cool, unlikely Golden Globe winners could ride that momentum to Oscar wins, it’d be this year. Recent history says a Golden Globe is worth a 50/50 shot at an Academy Award.
Adam Levine, Lead Singer of a Band, Feels Like ‘There Aren’t Any Bands Anymore’
       
The song is from a new Maroon 5 album that’s “not far off,” as Levine told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe. “I feel like there aren’t any bands anymore, you know?” Levine told Zane Lowe at one point, reminiscing about the early days of Maroon 5 in the 2000s. “That’s the thing that makes me kind of sad, is that there were just bands,” Levine went on. “I mean, there still are plenty of bands,” Levine conceded. Levine thinks Maroon 5’s new song sounds like old Blink-182, he told Lowe — and that’s not all.
James Acaster Is More Personal Than Ever in His New Comedy Special
       
James Acaster in Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999. “I’m an American meme.”Acaster received a record-breaking five consecutive nominations for Best Comedy Show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from 2012 to 2016, and he released the four-part Netflix comedy special Repertoire in 2018. In Cold Lasagne, Acaster establishes early on that he’ll be dissecting the best and the worst years of his life: 1999 and 2017, respectively. If there is a theme running through Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999, it’s breakups — specifically, people breaking up with Acaster. As he continues to gain traction here in the States, Cold Lasagne may be what launches him over the top.
Is the Palace Trying to Smear Meghan Markle?
       
Meghan Markle. According to CBS, Meghan will speak to “life as a royal, marriage, motherhood” and “how she is handling life under intense public pressure.” During the interview, she and Harry say “some pretty shocking things,” according to Oprah. Needless to say, the palace doesn’t seem thrilled about the conversation, and it seems royal insiders may be trying to smear her in advance of its release — or so suggests a spokesman for Meghan and Harry. On Wednesday, the palace announced in a statement that they are “clearly very concerned” about the allegations leveled by Meghan and Harry’s former staff and will be launching an investigation into them. Following allegations in The Times, Buckingham Palace have released the following statement: pic.twitter.com/WdMSWtubYq — Omid Scobie (@scobie) March 3, 2021A quite literal royal mess.
Some New York Performance Spaces to Open at Limited Capacity
       
Jon Batiste marching through Brooklyn during a NY PopsUp event in February. Photo: Roy Rochlin/Getty ImagesLive performances will start to return to New York soon, in very limited ways. In addition to these reopening guidelines, New York is also organizing a “NY PopsUp” event series that will program performances across New York in sync with plans for reopening. Those won’t be standard Broadway performances, and the Broadway theater industry itself isn’t expected to return to typical pre-COVID programming and performance schedules until at least after Labor Day. But the events are designed to help “put in motion safety protocols that will eventually be employed for Broadway’s return,” according to a NY PopsUp release.
Watching YouTube Through My Daughter’s Eyes
       
It’s also a perfect primer on how Black culture — more specifically, Black LGBT culture — gets co-opted and repurposed as universal “internet” culture now. But because she doesn’t know a world where Black culture is just for Black people, she meets my frustrations with an amused scoff. When I was around her age, I had a similar curiosity about what was happening in the white world that I didn’t have any real proximity to. In a lot of ways, it seems as if Anna Oop is my daughter’s first taste of having something catered just to her interests, something that doesn’t overlap with what I or her other family members are into. So when I ask about her fascination with Anna, my daughter gives an unbothered explanation for her newfound obsession: “Because it’s tea.
Maroon 5 Tap Megan Thee Stallion for New Song ‘Beautiful Mistakes’
       
Maroon 5 have released a new song with Megan Thee Stallion, “Beautiful Mistakes.”“Beautiful Mistakes” is a subtle bit of pop-rock with heavy drums anchoring a swirl of atmospheric synths and soft guitar. The lyrics find frontman Adam Levine wracked by memories of lost love — “I wouldn’t take ’em back/I’m in love with the past/And now we lie awake/Making beautiful mistakes” — while Megan seems determined to move on: “I know it’s hard to let go, I’m the best,” she raps, “Best you ever had and best you gonna get/If we break up I don’t wanna be friends, you’re toxic.”“Beautiful Mistakes” follows Maroon 5’s 2020 single, “Nobody’s Love,” as well as their 2019 offering, “Memories.” The band’s last full-length album, Red Pill Blues, was released in 2017. Megan Thee Stallion, meanwhile, released her proper debut album, Good News, last November, and has kicked off 2021 with a flurry of activity. The rapper recently dropped a new song, “Southside Forever Freestyle,” while she also appeared on Ariana Grande’s “34+35” remix with Doja Cat and partnered with Bobby Sessions for “I’m a King” from the Coming 2 America soundtrack. Meg is also up for four Grammys this year, including Best New Artist.
What If Iron Maiden Wrote Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’?
       
What would Metallica’s biggest hit, “Enter Sandman,” sound like if it were written by one of the band’s chief influences, Iron Maiden? YouTuber Börje Unchained is attempting to answer that with a cheeky cover of the song written in the style of Maiden’s mid-Eighties records. Looking back on the incident in a 2017 Rolling Stone interview, he maintained that his whole rap was simply a grand windup. It was aimed at the rest of the world to say, ‘We’re back and we mean it. You’re the lead singer of Iron Maiden, and you’re going to be arrogant every now and again, because it kind of goes with the territory, yeah.”But of course, Metallica never took it seriously.
Jamie Spears’ Lawyer Defends Britney Spears Conservatorship
       
The lawyer for Britney Spears’ father Jamie defended his conservatorship over his daughter in a series of interviews this week after renewed calls to #FreeBritney following the release of the Framing Britney Spears documentary. “[Jamie] would love nothing more than to see Britney not need a conservatorship,” Thoreen told CNN. Speaking to Good Morning America, Thoreen also railed against the portrayal of Jamie Spears throughout the legal battle. Thoreen noted that a court investigator, and not Jamie Spears, determines whether or not the conservatorship should continue. And what I can tell you is every year the court has kept the conservatorship in place,” Thoreen told CNN.
‘WandaVision’ Is the Weird Disney+ ‘Hit’ That Could Change Streaming’s Future
       
In moving past Peak TV, “WandaVision” and Disney+ are ushering in the Throwback Era, a time of pushing TV forward while simultaneously looking back. If enough people believe the “WandaVision” hype, the show could alter streaming TV moving forward, from how it’s made to how much is made. For “WandaVision” to inspire more weird shows within Disney+, the numbers have to add up. Streaming TV needs demand to lure subscribers — then, it needs hits to keep them. Three MCU shows can lock in subscribers from January through mid-July, sans interruption.
Ex-WarnerMedia Chairman Bob Greenblatt Lists Bird Streets Craftsman
       
Unsurprisingly, the listing notes that the house pays clear homage to the Greene & Greene Craftsman structures of yore. From the street, a staircase hewn from river rock and red brick corkscrews up to a porch and the front door, which spills into a brief foyer fronting the all-wood staircase. A well-proportioned living room offers wooden built-in bookshelves and benches, plus an oversized fireplace, while the family room impresses with its vaulted, many-beamed ceiling and river rock fireplace. It’s also notably private, particularly for the tightly-packed Bird Streets neighborhood, and encircled by towering hedges. Greenblatt has already upgraded to a much larger new home in the mountains high above Beverly Hills, purchased last year for $15 million.
The Struggle Independent Promoters, Nightlife and Concerts Face in 2021
       
With Covid-19 vaccines being rolled out as we speak, the big topic in the entertainment industry this year is the possibility of the nightlife and touring world returning in 2021. The conversation about how to return to normal once restrictions are lifted has created many questions, most of which cannot yet be answered. Or will promoters, venues and artists just have to further adapt to digital concerts and perfect the streaming experience for fans to better enjoy from their screens at home? The cogs in the machinery of the nightlife industry are all too often overlooked when discussing our current state of live entertainment. Aside from the artists themselves affected by the harsh shutdown, many other behind-the-scenes roles have been impacted but are often forgotten.
‘Dr. Brain’ Korean Webtoon to Get Live-Action TV Series Adaptation at Apple
       
Apple has ordered a live-action series adaptation of the Korean webtoon “Dr. Kim Jee-Woon will write and direct, with “Parasite” star Lee Sun-Kyun set to star. Samuel Yeunju Ha, who executive produced Kim’s film “Illang: The Wolf Brigade,” will also executive produce the series. Apple previously announced a series adaptation of the Min Jin Lee novel “Pachinko,” with that show set to feature Korean, Japanese, and English dialogue. Lee Min Ho was among six cast members announced for the series back in October.
See Michael B. Jordan as Tom Clancy Hero John Clark in ‘Without Remorse’ Trailer
       
Michael B. Jordan stars as the Tom Clancy hero John Clark in the new trailer for Without Remorse, Amazon Prime Video’s adaptation of Clancy’s 1993 novel. In addition to Jordan, the film also stars Jamie Bell, Guy Pearce, Lauren London, and Jodie Turner-Smith. Sicario: Day of the Soldado and ZeroZeroZero director Stefano Sollima helms the blockbuster, with Taylor Sheridan (Sicario, Wind River, Yellowstone) and Will Staples co-writing the screenplay. After its theatrical release was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Without Remorse premieres April 30th on the streaming service. Like Clancy’s Jack Ryan — portrayed on the big and small screen by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and now John Krasinski — the John Clark character has previously been played by Willem Dafoe (Clear and Present Danger) and Liev Schreiber (The Sum of All Fears).
‘Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell’ Avoids the Trap of Mythology
       
The late New York MC, who is the subject of a new Netflix documentary titled Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell, was an eager evangelist of the humble camcorder. Early on in the documentary, his longtime friend Damion “D-Roc” Butler explains how Biggie instructed him to capture the audiences at their concerts. The flattened narrative of East Coast versus West Coast rap has served, mostly, to obscure the man Biggie was. Throughout Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell, Butler’s trusty camcorder offers a much-needed corrective. What the film achieves instead is filling in the gaps between Biggie’s early life in Brooklyn and his days of superstardom.
John Hiatt, Jerry Douglas Band Preview Collaborative Album With ‘All the Lilacs in Ohio’
       
John Hiatt and the instrumental aces of the Jerry Douglas Band have teamed up for their first collaborative album, Leftover Feelings. The musicians come together for a rousing group sing-along in the chorus, “All the lilacs in Ohio, there ya go/In city streets and dirty winter snow,” they sing. Leftover Feelings was recorded at Nashville’s RCA Studio B, the same facility where Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers, Dolly Parton and many others cut some of their greatest work. The musicians are shown in the studio during the recording sessions for Leftover Feelings in a video for “All the Lilacs in Ohio.”This release follow’s Hiatt’s stripped-down 2018 album The Eclipse Sessions, which appeared after a four-year break. Douglas regularly records with other artists, but his own group released the album What If in 2017, featuring a cover of the blues classic “Hey Joe.”Leftover Feelings track list:
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros Plot St. Patrick’s Day Livestream Show
       
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros will perform a special livestream show for St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The show will broadcast live from Weir’s TRI Studio in the Bay Area via the livestream platform Fans. Three different merch bundles are also available, one with a T-shirt and commemorative ticket, another with a poster and commemorative ticket, and a third with the T-shirt, poster, and commemorative ticket. Weir formed Wolf Bros in 2018, linking up with bassist and Rolling Stones producer Don Was and RatDog drummer Jay Lane. Weir and Wolf Bros were supposed to spend 2020 touring, but of course were forced to cancel their plans because of Covid-19.
Kings of Leon Will Be the First Band to Release an Album as an NFT
       
On Friday, Kings of Leon will release their new album, titled When You See Yourself, in the form of a non-fungible token (NFT) — becoming the first band to ever do so. “Each one of those is a unique NFT with the most incredible Kings of Leon art you’ve ever seen,” explains Katz. Each “golden ticket” also unlocks an actual concert ticket — marking the first time a music ticket has been officially sold as an NFT. Whoever owns the token is guaranteed four front-row seats to any Kings of Leon concert during each tour for life. E.T., which is also when the “golden ticket” NFT auction will end.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s Frank ‘Poncho’ Sampedro on New Live LP, Why He Left the Band
       
We started playing them three times a day, every day, for a month, five days a week. He nails “Cortez.” He nails “Danger Bird” and “Over and Over.” He’s just playing so good and the band played really good. When I hear Neil play it with other people, it just doesn’t sound the same to me, ever. This one will give you clarity, Poncho.” [Laughs]The tour started two months later. You were in 20,000-seat arenas, the Gulf War had begun …A strange thing happened to me just before that tour started.
Denver library won’t pull Dr. Seuss books off shelves
       
The Denver Public Library said it won’t pull any Dr. Seuss books off the shelves despite the recent decision to cease publication of six of the classic children’s books due to alleged racist imagery. The announcement from library officials in the Mile High City comes after Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the company that publishes the books for Penguin Random House, said it would stop printing six controversial Seuss books. Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel, remains one of the world’s most popular children’s authors well after his 1991 death. Those books have come under fire for their controversial portrayal of black and Asian people as well as other ethnic or racial groups. For example, “If I Ran the Zoo” portrays Africans as “potbellied” and “thick-lipped.”
Florida kennel operator busted after 11 puppies found dead in trash cans
       
A Florida animal kennel operator was arrested this week after 11 dead puppies were discovered inside trash cans on the property, local authorities said. When Rowe showed up, operator Jian Karlos Ortiz Mendez allegedly refused to allow her full access to the puppies. As the officer spoke to Ortiz Mendez in the office, she spotted a very sick puppy on the floor and asked the operator about its condition. Jian Karlos Ortiz Mendez was charged with 11 counts of aggravated animal cruelty. Hernando County Sheriff's OfficeWhile at the kennel, Rowe also found 11 dead puppies improperly disposed of in garbage cans on the property, police said.
Iowa restaurant’s pizza with Fruit Loops sparks debate on Twitter
       
With that being said, it’s probably safe to say that Fruit Loops on pizza are among the more controversial pizza toppings. That’s what we strive for at Fong’s.”On Twitter, one user called the pizza “a sacrilege” and “an affront to every Italian.”A pizza place in Iowa is serving a controversial dish: Fruit Loop pizza. Christopher Maharry/Maharry PhotographyAnother agreed, “Hard pass for me, too — love fruit loops, love pizza, but some things are best savored separately!”Not everyone was against the pizza, however. One user wrote, “If it’s on a regular pepperoni, cheese, and sauce pizza, that’s disgusting! “The ingredients don’t really sound like they’d mesh well,” one commenter opined, “but I’d try Fruit Loops pizza if I could.”
All about the special ring Olivia Rodrigo received from Taylor Swift
       
“Driver’s License” singer Olivia Rodrigo unwrapped a special gift from her “idol” Taylor Swift this week: a piece of jewelry inspired by one from the Grammy winner’s own collection. And she gave me this ring because she said she wore one just like it when she wrote ‘Red’ and she wanted me to have one like it … and like all of this amazing stuff, she’s like hand-wrapped these gifts.”Olivia Rodrigo shows off her Cathy Waterman “Love” ring, a gift from Taylor Swift. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with its lead single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”Taylor Swift flashed her own Cathy Waterman “Love” ring in a 2012 Instagram photo snapped at a Nashville café. InstagramContinued Rodrigo of her gift, “I truly don’t understand where she finds the time, first of all. The viral track even spawned an “SNL” homage in late February — in which, incidentally, Swift was name-checked as well.
Billionaire socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein working on docuseries about life
       
The docuseries will cover “her life and her life now with this fabulous designer,” we’re told. The couple’s love story is not short of drama, having been involved in a series of arrests over domestic disputes. We’re told the singer’s track, “Save Your Tears,” is Wildenstein’s “favorite song.”“It says so much about relationships today and how one small moment can change a relationship that can’t be fixed,” Wildenstein told us via Cohen. “Love is deep, love is scary and love is fragile. The Swiss-born woman received $2.5 billion in her divorce settlement and $100 million each year for the following 13 years.
Hilaria Baldwin needs to own up to her ‘surrogacy’ baby-mama drama
       
Hilaria Baldwin owes her followers an explanation. I’ve spent the past year reporting a podcast, “Under the Influence,” on the world of Instagram’s mom influencers. Mom influencers make money by posting pictures of and information about their children. I won’t speculate on an exact amount, because I’m vaguely afraid of Alec Baldwin coming to my house and punching me in the face. I believe that Hilaria Baldwin is a marketing and publicity genius.
6 revealing quotes from Cuomo's news conference on sex harassment claims
       
Andrew Cuomo apologized for his "unintentional" past behavior following allegations of sexual misconduct, adding that he is "embarrassed" by his actions. Here are six revealing quotes from a sullen, somber and at times near-tears Cuomo in Wednesday’s press conference:"I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable. Cuomo has been accused by three women of either sexual harassment or sexual misconduct. Charlotte Bennett, 25-year-old former Cuomo staffer, claimed Cuomo talked about his willingness to have relationships with women in their 20s. CUOMO APOLOGIZES AFTER MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONSKissing "is my usual, customary way of greeting""You can find hundreds of pictures of me kissing people men, women.
Actor Storm Reid loves cooking and conversation. So she made a show about it.
       
The actor Storm Reid is busier than ever, even during a pandemic. Storm Reid, left, and Aoki Lee Simmons do yoga during an episode of Reid's cooking show "Chop It Up" on Facebook Watch. Niles Fitch holds up a cookie during an episode of Storm Reid's cooking show "Chop It Up" on Facebook Watch. Storm Reid, left, and Choyce Brown talk during an episode of Reid's show "Chop It Up" on Facebook Watch. New episodes of "Chop It up" stream weekly on Facebook Watch.
KCRW Presents Lockdown Listening: Mia Doi Todd
       
KCRW Presents Lockdown Listening: Mia Doi Todd The LA artist spoke with KCRW for its "Private Playlist" series. Enlarge this image toggle caption Mia Doi Todd/Courtesy of the artist Mia Doi Todd/Courtesy of the artistMia Doi Todd is a singer-songwriter and L.A. native. For the Lockdown Listening series, Todd spoke with KCRW about the pleasures of introspection, the healing powers of music and the perfect reggae tune for a trampoline. I was super-stressed out about this new record I've been trying to make. I've enjoyed sitting and knitting the last couple of weeks and listening to music.
Review: ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ is a dazzling adventure
       
In the newest offering from Walt Disney Animation, “ Raya and the Last Dragon ,” they are kind, full of magic and, when needed, the saviors of humanity. It doesn’t go as planned, he’s turned to stone, and Raya is set on a dangerous quest to track down the dragon who she believes is their last hope. Raya discovers Sisu is not quite the hero she is looking for, but that’s just part of the journey. Raya is allowed to be awesome without the script shouting about it all the time and it’s better for it. ADVERTISEMENT“Raya” is also notable for the simple fact that it features predominately Asian American voice actors — a first for Disney Animation.
Missing 10-year-old found safe; father accused of killing child’s mother in Carrollton
       
A missing 10-year-old Carrollton girl was found safe Wednesday morning, hours after she was reported missing when her mother was discovered slain. Rosemary Singer was located along with her father, Ronald Singer, who is accused of killing the child’s mother early Wednesday in Carrollton. Red Oak and Dallas police located the child and took Ronald Singer into custody, Carrollton police said. Her mother was found murdered early Wednesday in Carrollton, police said, and the child’s father, Ronald Singer, was arrested. An overnight hotel clerk at the La Quinta in Red Oak recognized the two from the Amber Alert and called authorities.
Mary J. Blige writes of survivors’ optimism in Oscar shortlisted ‘See What You Done’
       
This is not right.”The lyrics continue: “What’s going on, when I gotta fight for a right that is rightfully mine? What’s going on, when the world can decide if a caged bird flies or ever gets a chance to grow? How can we ignore what’s going? Black people are always marching for freedom, and this [is a] Black women army, you know, stampeding, marching for their lives — and it’s a lot of them. “You’re marching, you’re mad, you’re angry,” she said, “but at some point it has to come to a place of calm.
Rodney King trials were captured in courtroom art. Library of Congress is preserving it
       
Chaney, who died in 2005, is the first California-based, female courtroom artist in the Library of Congress’ collection. Although the bulk of Chaney’s art remains with family, some pieces are scattered across the U.S. and with international buyers. Chaney was “heartbroken” working the King trials, said daughter Annie Wren Cook, who spoke with Chaney daily during the King trials. Mary Chaney with her courtroom sketches. As a courtroom artist, “she was able to separate herself emotionally from the horrific things that she was hearing in the courtroom,” Cook said.
Golden Globes fallout: HFPA members voted not to hire a diversity consultant last summer
       
HFPA members ultimately voted against bringing Jackson on board, with some members saying they wanted to review other candidates. of Black Journalists on Wednesday said it had agreed to meet with the HFPA and work on a plan to bring more Black journalists into the organization. “Black journalists matter, whether in the United States or around the world,” said NABJ President Dorothy Tucker in statement. “To me it was taking a job at the worst place in the world even though it was a job for good.”AdvertisementIn recent days, HFPA members have offered a variety of explanations as to the absence of Black members. Theo Kingma, a former HFPA president, previously told The Times that Ofole-Prince didn’t fulfill the requirements established by the MPA.
‘WandaVision’ anthem ‘Agatha All Along’ hits music charts, and Kathryn Hahn is shook
       
It’s been “Agatha All Along.”Everyone’s favorite theme song from the popular Disney+ series “WandaVision” has landed on both Billboard and iTunes charts upon its release. On Wednesday, Billboard reported the villainous jingle — written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez for Kathryn Hahn’s character — has debuted at No. The upbeat tune, which was released Feb. 23 as part of the “WandaVision: Episode 7" soundtrack, also soared to No. Advertisement“I don’t understand it,” a stunned Hahn told “Late Night” host Seth Meyers this week of her first chart-topping hit. / It’s been Agatha all along,” the Lopezes, Hahn and others sing on the track as a cheesy montage of Agatha’s nefarious tricks plays on screen.
Boy Scouts will sell nearly 60 Norman Rockwell works to pay sex-abuse claims
       
But now faced with tens of thousands of sex-abuse claims, the debt-saddled organization is poised to do the unthinkable: sell its collection of Rockwell’s art. The association between the Boy Scouts of America and Norman Rockwell spanned more than six decades, yielding dozens of commissioned coming-of-age portraits that evoke virtue, bravery, and Americana. Last February, the organization, facing an avalanche of sex-abuse claims that now exceeds 82,000 cases, filed for bankruptcy protection. Many of the paintings are oil on canvas and were commissioned over the decades by the Boy Scouts, which first hired Rockwell to illustrate “The Boy Scout’s Hike Book” in 1912. So what would Rockwell think of the Boy Scouts parting with his prized works?
‘It’s a Sin’ and ‘The Great Believers’ deserve to be watched and read
       
Have you seen “It’s a Sin”? The AIDS miniseries can be hard to watch, especially as we cope with a different pandemic and the inequalities that have led some communities to be struck hardest by it. But still, it’s a worthwhile watch, as it follows a small group of friends through the 1980s. Written by Russell T. Davies, whose credits include “Queer as Folk,” “A Very English Scandal,” and “Years and Years,” the story sometimes seems a bit generic, featuring characters we’ve seen a few times before. Each episode jumps ahead a few years, as in “Years and Years,” so that, alas, you’re never quite sure which characters will still be alive in the next chapter.
New movies: ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ is one of Disney’s best
       
“Raya and the Last Dragon”: Disney taps into the rich YA market with this action-packed Southeast Asian adventure that is one of their very best animated features. Details: 3 stars; available March 8 on Netflix. “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run”: The timing couldn’t be better for an irreverent, stoner-ready SpongeBob animated movie, and this is a good one. Details: 3 stars, available to stream March 4 on Paramount+ and other streaming platforms. Details: 3 stars; available on various streaming platforms.
A journey of discovery from Las Vegas author Alex Raffi
       
Las Vegas author Alex Raffi wrote and illustrated, "The Sound of Laughing Rabbits," a book for children and young adults that parallels some of his life experiences. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)Alex Raffi draws on his iPad at his home in Henderson. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @rookie__raeAlex Raffi shows an illustration from his book, “The Sound of Laughing Rabbits.” (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @rookie__raeHenderson resident Alex Raffi holds "The Sound of Laughing Rabbits," which he wrote and illustrated. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @rookie__raeAuthor and illustrator Alex Raffi draws on his iPad at his home in Henderson. Its characters and events represent specific people or moments that Raffi makes universal through metaphors on friendship, family, fear and discovery.
Book review: A short story collection that can carry a tune
       
Each story takes its title from the song that inspired it, though not all are set in Florida. In addition to his writings, Buffett is known for his activism in ecological causes. In the introduction, editor Josh Pachter says that a third of the royalties from the collection’s sales will be divided between two charities — Save the Manatee Club (savethemanatee.org), co-founded in 1981 by Buffett and former Florida Gov. Bob Graham, and Singing for Change (singingforchange.org), a private foundation Buffett established in 1995 to help support other organizations.
Word Balloons: Ready to see some of your favorite Black comic-book characters return?
       
Word Balloons: Ready to see some of your favorite Black comic-book characters return? As Black History Month continues, some of the most prominent Black-owned characters are primed for a relaunch. Milestone Media, which began publishing in 1993 and was distributed by DC Comics, was the home for characters that included Icon, Static and Hardware. The characters also have appeared in other DC Comics and on TV in animated series. This updated edition will be released in comic book stores on May 25.
OKC Philharmonic plays on despite COVID-19, weather delays
       
The Oklahoma City Philharmonic is promising to bring “Burst of Energy” with its Saturday Classics concert, featuring selections by Shostakovich, Ravel and Prokofiev. But the orchestra also will receive the energy of performing for a live audience for the first time since November with its second concert of its Classics series. ... It’s like a food; it’s like nurturing. I guess with this pandemic, I finally just realized, ‘Oh my God, it’s just much more than just a job.’ The energy and sounds are literally like a nurturing energy,” said OKC Philharmonic Music Director Alexander Mickelthwate. Between the COVID-19 pandemic and the wintry weather, the OKC Philharmonic has continually rearranged its 2020-21 season slate, including postponing this weekend’s planned Pops programs, shifting several other dates to later this year and offering its annual Christmas show as a virtual-only show with no in-person audience.
Meghan Markle "Saddened" By Claims She Bullied Palace Staff
       
A spokesperson for Meghan Markle has said she is “saddened” by claims she bullied staff during her time at Kensington Palace. Markle allegedly drove 2 assistants out of the palace and undermined the confidence of another staff member. Meghan and Harry’s former communications secretary supposedly submitted the complaint about Markle. A spokesperson for Markle said that the allegations are “a calculated smear campaign" based on misinformation. As featured on Palace to investigate allegations Meghan bullied, 'humiliated' staff The bullying allegations were reported four days before the scheduled broadcast of an Oprah Winfrey interview with Meghan Markle, which is anticipated to draw a huge audience.
Pets for adoption
       
The exclusion of The Weeknd's “Blinding Lights" at the 2021 Grammy Awards shocked many, but he's in good company. Here's a look at every Billb…
New on Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and Prime in March 2021: Every movie and TV show coming this month
       
From Netflix to Hulu and HBO, there are a lot of reasons to stay indoors and planted on the couch this March. As always, it’s a busy month for streaming services thanks to the arrival of new original titles, documentaries, and the ever-expanding crop of licensed content. Meanwhile, Amazon Prime has the long-awaited Coming 2 America sequel once again starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. Find the full list of every movie and TV show coming to US streaming services in March below. Read our privacy notice Independent Culture Newsletter The best in film, music TV & radio straight to your inbox every week Thanks for signing up to the Independent Culture newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent.
Love Island's Maura Higgins dons black lace lingerie for racy ad
       
Maura Higgins set pulses racing as she appeared in a new raunchy ad for Ann Summers lingerie. Ensuring all eyes were on her, Maura sported a platinum blonde bob wig as she lip-synched to Burlesque by Christina Aguilera. Fixing the camera with a sultry stare, Maura also sported black gloves and added glamour to her look with a red lip. The reality star sported blue lace lingerie in another look for the shoot as she posed on a coffee table. Maura sent temperatures soaring further in a sheer black lace one-piece with a red print which she wore with sheer stockings.
The Simpsons renewed for season 33 and 34.. as the longest running primetime scripted show
       
The Simpsons, the longest running primetime scripted show, has been renewed for two more seasons. The series is renewed for season 33 and season 34 at Fox, according to Variety. The latest: The Simpsons, the longest running primetime scripted show, has been renewed for two more seasonsSeason 34 is slated for 2023, making its total episodes at 757. They already surpassed Gunsmoke as the longest running primetime scripted show in TV history after the animated series' 29th season. The show has won numerous awards, including: 34 Emmy Awards, 9 Environmental Media Awards, 7 People's Choice Awards, 34 Annie Awards, 13 Writers Guild of America Award, and an Institutional Peabody Award in 2019.
Justin and Hailey Bieber cosy up while wearing face masks as they arrive at Paris airport
       
And on Wednesday, Justin and Hailey Bieber, 24, were the picture of marital bliss in the Covid-19 era as they cosied up while wearing face masks upon arrival at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. Cute: On Wednesday, Justin, 27, and Hailey Bieber, 24, cosied up while wearing face masks upon arrival at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, FranceJustin ensured he was noticed as he stepped out in a purposely-distressed turquoise Balenciaga hoodie. The Baby crooner wore a grey beanie and covered his face with a lilac sunglasses and a surgical face mask. The Baby crooner wore a grey beanie and covered his face with a lilac sunglasses and a surgical face maskQuirky! Coordinating with her husband, Hailey wore a beanie atop her head and shielded her face with classic black shades and a red face mask.
Irina Shayk picks up daughter Lea De Seine, age three, from school in New York City
       
Irina Shayk is back to mom duties in New York City after jetsetting to various fashion weeks across the pond. The 35-year-old model was spotted picking up her three-year-old daughter, Lea De Seine, clad in a long blue Max Mara teddy bear coat on Wednesday. Irina sported her best street wear for the outing, rocking a black t-shirt with a black and white-striped collar and gray relaxed fit denim. When I’m with my daughter, I’m 100 percent a mother, and when she’s with her dad, he’s 100 percent her dad. The former couple welcomed little Lea in 2017 and Shayk star is frequently spotted walking around New York City with her daughter.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke looks desert chic as she steps out with her mom Dr. Deb in Palm Springs
       
Real Housewives of Orange County's Braunwyn Windham-Burke has been open about her somewhat fraught relationship with her eccentric mother Dr Deb in the past. On Tuesday things seemed to be on the mend between the 43-year-old reality star and her 65-year-old mom as they stepped out together for a desert outing in Palm Springs. Grabbing some lunch and doing a little shopping, the pair leaned into warmer temperatures with their outfits on the girls' afternoon. In conversation with Us Weekly in January, Braunwyn spoke about balancing what many deem as an unconventional family life. There's definitely a level of consideration I have to maintain.When I'm with Sean I'm with Sean, when I'm with Kris I'm with Kris and I both give them 100% of me when I'm with them.'
Rihanna oozes flower power as she flaunts her famous figure in a retro Savage X Fenty lingerie set
       
Her beloved lingerie brand Savage x Fenty recently received a $1billion valuation. Flower power: Rihanna proved she was her own best advertisement while modeling a retro lingerie set from her beloved Savage x Fenty brand on Instagram on WednesdayShe dangled a flower in front of her face and gazed off to the side with retro fringe grazing her mod eyeshadow look. The French company came to the decision with Rihanna, 'pending better conditions,' as they continue to focus on Savage X Fenty, as well as Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin. Savage X Fenty has since reached a major milestone with a $1billion valuation, after raising its $115million Series B funding round. Savage X Fenty posted a tribute to their founder with a montage on Instagram, writing: 'And it's (actually her) birthday.
Kendall Jenner brunches with friends after news things are getting 'serious' with Devin Booker
       
Kendall Jenner and boyfriend Devin Booker are starting to get 'more serious' about their relationship, after months of dating. Kendall gave sister Kim a bit of a shout-out by wearing one of her nude Skims face masks. Jenner's relationship with NBA star Booker has 'gotten more serious.' The insider explained: 'Their relationship has gotten more serious and Devin is really laid back and not all about fame or being in the spotlight all the time, which Kendall really likes. In January People said: 'Kendall and Devin have spent the past few weeks together.
Olivia Culpo applies a fake tan in a white bikini after detailing endometriosis scare
       
And Olivia Culpo took her followers behind the scenes as she showed off her sculpted frame in a step-by-step fake tan tutorial on Instagram Wednesday morning. The 28-year-old influencer flashed her incredible abs while perfecting her golden glow after detailing her endometriosis scare for her millions of followers on her social media platform. Olivia's rocked a white bikini top with matching high-waisted bottoms as she applied her Bondi Sands Dark Self Tanning Foam. Olivia had surgery in November to treat her endometriosis, a condition which causes the uterine lining to grow outside of the uterus. She also shared a few photos of her scarred and bloated abdomen with bandages covering her wounds from surgery.
California serial killer and rapist, 81, dubbed the 1-5 Strangler was strangled in his prison cell
       
One of California's most notorious serial killers was strangled in his prison cell early on Sunday morning, local authorities revealed Wednesday. The Amador County Sheriff's said that the Sacramento County Coroner's Office had performed an autopsy on 81-year-old Roger Reece Kibbe on Tuesday. Kibbe was discovered unresponsive on the floor of his cell at Mule Creek State Prison at around 12.45am on Sunday. Budrow, 40, who is serving a life sentence on a 2011 second-degree murder conviction, has been moved to an administrative segregation unit. Her strangled body was found three months later.
Nextflix serves up TikTok-style 'Fast Laughs'
       
Tapping a Fast Laughs tab added to the mobile app will launch a stream of funny snippets from movies, sitcoms, comedy routines, and television shows, according to Netflix. "On Netflix, this one little question opens up lots of possibilities from hilarious series and films to laugh-out-loud stand-up specials." Fast Laughs clips will come from the vast Netflix comedy catalogue, including shows such as Murder Mystery and Big Mouth and stand-up comedy from performers including Kevin Hart and Ali Wong, according to the Silicon Valley-based service. Fast Laughs was available for iPhone users in select countries, and Netflix said it will soon start testing it on mobile devices powered by Google-backed Android software. Facebook-owned Instagram responded to TikTok's popularity with their own short video format called Reels last August.
Then and now: See how Nashville is recovering one year after deadly tornadoes ripped through
       
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — North Nashville is still recovering from the violent tornadoes that tore across Tennessee in March 2020. Homes in the historically Black neighborhood were among the thousands of buildings damaged or destroyed by the seven tornadoes that ripped apart communities ahead of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Signs of the havoc caused by the tornadoes are still visible along neighborhood streets, like where Sam Brown is rebuilding his home. If the work stays on track, Brown and his wife hope to move back home in the next couple of months. Contributing: George Walker IV, Nashville TennesseanFollow reporter Holly Meyer on Twitter @HollyAMeyer.
How Charles Barkley is readying for his daughter’s wedding
       
Charles Barkley is ready to take on his next title Saturday: Father of the Bride. “I’m just excited for her ’cause this is her special day, hopefully, this will be the only one, too,” Barkley joked. “I promised her this, this got to work ’cause this is the only one I’m paying for.”Charles Barkley is getting ready for his daughter’s big day. Getty ImagesKimmel, 53, then told Barkley about his past days as a wedding DJ in Arizona, to which Barkley quipped he could have scored a discount. “I wish I had known that, you probably would have gave me a cheaper deal on the DJ, right?” Barkley said.
‘RHONJ’ star Melissa Gorga is uneasy in her marriage
       
“He’s like, ‘Oh, you’re gonna go with your friend?’ . ‘K, I’m going to go out too.’ And it makes it so uneasy for me,” she told a group of “RHONJ” cast members during a trip to Lake George. “He goes crazy.”“He goes harder!” Melissa interjected. Melissa Gorga is uneasy in her marriage to Joe Gorga. I’m with my sister.’ So I go, ‘Oh you’re with your sister?
Video shows two NYC pigeons shove a third into oncoming subway train
       
A pair of New York City pigeons mercilessly tossed a third bird into the path of a moving train, video shows. Nah, they’re killing the pigeon?! No way they’re killing this pigeon!” one rider can be heard saying as the bully birds force their soon-to-be victim to his likely end. Pigeons duking it out from a TikTok video posted by @justthingsiguesss. It was not immediately clear when the video was filmed, or whether the winged victim survived.
Walmart expands Cookshop streaming service, adds new content from Jamie Oliver, Sofia Vergara, Patti LaBelle
       
Walmart is cooking up content. The retailer is churning out a veritable buffet of new food content for its Walmart Cookshop streaming video service, including segments featuring cooking tips and recipe demonstrations from stars like Sofia Vergara, chef Jamie Oliver, Patti LaBelle and Ree Drummond, otherwise known as as "The Pioneer Woman." Episodes include "Perfect Party" hosted by Sofia Vergara and her son Manolo, and "Set the Table" featuring Ree Drummond's hosting tips. Customers can also shop the ingredients used in each cooking segment by clicking the "shop featured recipe" link accompanying each video. And consumers seem to want more recipe content, specifically.
Taco Bell testing new fried cheese menu items at only one California restaurant
       
While it may seem like every fast-food chain is fighting over chicken sandwiches, Taco Bell is possibly about to start the fried cheese wars. CHILI'S SELLING A GALLON OF MARGARITA TO-GO, OFFERING SPECIAL DEAL FOR RESTAURANT'S BIRTHDAYTaco Bell is testing out two new cheese-related items: Crispy Cheese Dippers and Crispy Cheese Nacho Fries. CHILI'S SELLING A GALLON OF MARGARITA TO-GO, OFFERING SPECIAL DEAL FOR RESTAURANT'S BIRTHDAYThe two items will be available at the Fullerton Taco Bell through March 10, Thrillist reports. Along with its potatoes, Taco Bell will once again add Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes or the Potato Soft Tacos to its offerings. CHILI'S SELLING A GALLON OF MARGARITA TO-GO, OFFERING SPECIAL DEAL FOR RESTAURANT'S BIRTHDAYPotatoes were previously removed from the Taco Bell menu in 2020 in an effort by the company to simplify its menu.
Jahmil French, 'Degrassi' star, dead at 29
       
Actor Jahmil French, best known for playing Dave Turner on the Canadian "Degrassi" series, has died at age 29, according to his representatives. "It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of a dear friend and client Jahmil French," an agent representing French wrote in an email to NBC News. "Heartbroken over the loss of our friend Jahmil French," wrote cast member Annie Clark. Heartbroken over the loss of our friend Jahmil French. A true talent and a great friend.
2nd Jacob Lawrence painting missing for 6 decades located
       
Officially entitled “Immigrants admitted from all countries: 1820 to 1840 — 115,773,” the painting known as panel 28 had not been seen in public since 1960 and was known only through a black-and-white reproduction. The 30-piece series remains incomplete, as the whereabouts of three panels remain a mystery, the museum said. The 12-inch-by-16-inch (30.5-centimeter-by-40.5-centimeter) panel was found in a New York City apartment, like another painting in the series, panel 16, that was rediscovered in a different home in October. The owner, who wants to remain anonymous, inherited the panel 28 from family, who — like the figures depicted — were immigrants. Museum officials hope that the discovery of panels 28 and 16 — which depicts Shays’ Rebellion, the 1786–87 tax revolt in western Massachusetts, leads to the discovery of the three panels that remain missing.
How 'Raya and the Last Dragon' built a Southeast Asian fantasy world
       
Just like how the Arthurian legend, "Game of Thrones" and "Dungeons & Dragons" can be seen as a mishmash of Western history,” “Raya” is using Southeast Asian influences to tell a new kind of fantasy story, Nguyen says. “You could build an epic story based on cultures that are Eastern, not just Western.”For instance, in the film, Raya calls her dad, voiced by Daniel Dae Kim, “Ba,” the Vietnamese word for father. Nguyen was one of the fight consultants on the film and wanted the fight scenes in “Raya” to reflect martial arts that originated in Southeast Asia. Disney+“Anytime you get to see a story that has a Southeast Asian character, it's always about war," screenwriter Qui Nguyen said. Nguyen thinks “Raya” is an opportunity for families to have tough, complex conversations together and shows how in today’s divided world, Raya may be the hero we all need.
Oklahoma prosecutor urges panel to reject inmate’s claims
       
FILE - This undated file photo released by Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Julius Jones. Oklahoma County's top prosecutor is asking the state's Pardon and Parole Board to reject a commutation request from Jones. (Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP File)FILE - This undated file photo released by Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Julius Jones. Oklahoma County's top prosecutor is asking the state's Pardon and Parole Board to reject a commutation request from Jones. Kevin Stitt to commute Jones’ death sentence and spare his life.
Patrick Mahomes and Fiancée Brittany Matthews Set Wedding Date After Welcoming Baby Sterling
       
Just over a week after welcoming their first child, Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews are ready to party. The NFL superstar quarterback's fiancée took to Instagram on Monday, March 1 to share photos from an adorable shoot in which the couple is seen cuddling together. She also took the opportunity to announce they have picked a date and location for their upcoming nuptials. Brittany and Patrick, both 25 years old, have had a busy start to 2021. Patrick Mahomes, Brittany Matthews"We will share photos of her when we [feel] the time is right," Brittany wrote on her Instagram Story on Feb. 24.
Buckingham Palace to investigate claim Meghan bullied royal staff - 'We are very concerned'
       
Watch: Meghan 'saddened' by 'latest attack on her character' amid bullying claimBuckingham Palace has said it will investigate claims made by a former employee that Meghan Markle had bullied staff while working as a senior royal. According to The Times, Jason Knauf, now the chief executive officer of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, had raised concerns about Meghan with the palace HR team in October 2018. In a statement on Wednesday evening, Buckingham Palace said: "We are clearly very concerned about allegations in The Times following claims made by former staff of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The Times alleges that the complaint was made by Knauf in October 2018 and a source said Prince Harry asked him not to pursue it. He helped Meghan with ideas when she wrote a letter to her father, Thomas Markle Snr, after her wedding to Prince Harry.
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin reveal name of their new daughter — but remain mum on details
       
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin have officially introduced their sixth "Baldwinito" baby — whose arrival is a bit of a mystery. "We are so in love with our daughter, Lucia," wrote Hilaria, revealing the name — yes, a Spanish one (meaning "light") — for the first time. Hilaria captioned it "7," to also include Alec's adult daughter Ireland Baldwin, 25, from his marriage to Kim Basinger. If the baby was the product of an affair and you’ve decided to raise it with your wife just say that. (Screenshot: Hilaria Baldwin via Instagram)(Screenshot: Hilaria Baldwin via Instagram)Two months after giving birth to Edu in September, Hilaria told People that she and Alec had completed their family, saying, “Right now, during times of COVID, it very much feels like we’re done...
Kim Kardashian to receive LA home amid Kanye West split: report
       
Kim Kardashian, as part of her divorce from Kanye West, will keep the 15,000-square-foot Southern California mansion that the former couple purchased in 2014, TMZ reported. Kardashian and West shelled out $20 million for the spread, located in Hidden Hills, then sank another $20 million into a massive renovation that West himself reportedly spearheaded. Kardashian has said she loves the home and has most of her family within a block. KIM KARDASHIAN, KANYE WEST'S CALIFORNIA PROPERTY INVADED BY INTRUDERKanye, meanwhile, reportedly doesn’t have many ties to the exclusive enclave. Kardashian filed for divorce from West in February after seven years of marriage.
A JP resident and her punk rock aerobics star in Green Day’s new music video
       
On Feb. 20, Green Day uploaded “Here Comes The Shock” to YouTube. In pigtails, mismatched socks over ripped tights, and a tank top that reads “Punk Rock Aerobics,” Mancini is the star of all 2 minutes, 34 seconds. AdvertisementMancini cofounded Punk Rock Aerobics with Maura Jasper in 2000. When Mancini cofounded the nonprofit organization Girls Rock Campaign Boston in 2010, though, she put Punk Rock Aerobics on pause. Live Punk Rock Aerobics classes are held Tuesdays at 6 p.m. via Zoom.
With another album in the works, singer Lizzy McAlpine has left Berklee behind
       
With enough momentum from the release of her debut album, McAlpine dropped out of school before her junior year and began to pursue her music career full time. From the recording studio, McAlpine spoke with the Globe about her songwriting routines, TikTok’s impact on the music industry, and her upcoming album. Ever since I finished writing for my second album I haven’t really written anything, and it was kind of frustrating at first. I like to release music that I feel good about, and that song I just didn’t really like that much. And yes, I have a list of features for this album that I’m not going to tell you.
Redwood City man shot to death in unincorporated part of city
       
A man died in a shooting Tuesday night in the unincorporated part of Redwood City, authorities said. Authorities identified the man as 21-year-old Andrew Pohahau, of Redwood City, and said he had a gunshot wound when San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived after being called to the 400 block of 5th Avenue at about 11:25 p.m. In a statement, sheriff’s office Sgt. The homicide is the first one this year in the county that’s been investigated by the sheriff’s office. Gudino said the sheriff’s office needs information anyone who can help to call their anonymous tip line at 1-800-547-2700.
Top 25 Bay Area bassists of all time: Who comes in at No. 1?
       
It’s time to celebrate those mighty groove masters as we offer up our list of the Top 25 Bay Area Bassists of All Time. We just couldn’t do the genre justice in this space, knowing full well that there were enough great Bay Area jazz bassists to fill up a list on their own. Here are our Top 25 Bay Area Pop/Rock/R&B Bassists:1. Well, as legend has it, he was good enough to make Metallica move out of Los Angeles and relocate to the Bay Area, just so Burton would join the band. Bud CockrellHis wonderfully rhythmic and jazzy basslines propelled the first three albums from arguably the most underrated Bay Area act of all time — Pablo Cruise.
Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall return to Zamunda 33 years later
       
NEW YORK — When Eddie Murphy made the original “Coming to America,” he was, almost indisputably, the funniest man in America. “Now I take nothing for granted and appreciate everything.”Thirty-three years after “Coming to America,” Murphy and Hall have returned to Zamunda. At the barbershop, where Murphy and Hall also reprise their characters, the conversation bounces from Teslas to transgender people. Before making “Black Panther,” Murphy has said Ryan Coogler approached him about a “Coming to America” sequel. Ruth E. Carter designed the costumes of both “Black Panther” and “Coming 2 America.” Both were shot in Atlanta.
Movie Review: Nomadland
       
McDormand and David Strathairn are the only well-known professional actors in the cast of Nomadland. The Good: Nomadland is a perceptive, largely plotless film that seems to revel in the intimate, day-to-day realities of its nomad characters. The Bad: The film doesn't really address any of the robust political or economic issues hovering around the edges. Nomadland earns its Oscar frontrunner status. It's not my favorite film of 2020 (hello, Palm Springs), but it's certainly worthy of your time and attention.
‘Punky Brewster’ is back, and we’re craving pancakes
       
Soleil Moon Frye is back as Punky Brewster in Peacock’s revival of the ’80s series that followed a precocious Chicago kid raised by a gruff-but-lovable photographer after she was abandoned by her parents. Punky is now a divorced photographer raising three kids with her ex (Freddie Prinze Jr.) when she meets a foster kid who reminds her of herself. The show is once again set in Chicago — the creator of the original series grew up in Rockford — but both versions were filmed in Los Angeles. The original series famously included scenes shot at Wrigley Field during the 1984 postseason, and the Cubs are referenced throughout the reboot. (Peacock) — Tracy Swartz
David Oyelowo to be honored by Ashland Independent Film Festival; his Oregon-filmed ‘The Water Man’ will open event
       
Following notable acting roles in such projects as “Selma” and the “Les Miserables” miniseries, David Oyelowo made his directing debut with “The Water Man,” a feature that filmed in Oregon in 2019. The film made its world premiere at 2020 Toronto International Film Festival, and it’s now scheduled to make its Pacific Northwest premiere at the Ashland Independent Film Festival. In the midst of this difficult family situation, Gunner becomes obsessed with the legend of the Water Man, a supposed immortal with magical, curative powers. Once Gunner decides to head off in search of the Water Man, the adventure begins. The Ashland festival has also announced other winners of its special awards.
Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and more nominated for ACM Awards, plus 5 more Oklahoma music notes
       
Carrie Underwood performs inside Chesapeake Energy Arena during her "Cry Pretty Tour 360" in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman Archives]Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and more nominated for ACM AwardsThe Academy of Country Music announced the nominees for the 56th Annual ACM Awards today, and it quickly got weird - and not just because the pandemic-delayed 2020 show just happened in September. Furthermore, the ACMs, despite all the talk lately about inserting much-needed equity and diversity in country music, reverted back to all-male, all-white slate of Entertainer nominees: reigning Co-EOTY Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs and Eric Church. (In a year with no touring, it's tough to decipher what the criteria even is for EOTY 2021, but it's hard to argue that any of these guys met it more than Underwood. Of course, if we're going by industry impact in the past year, why isn't Dolly Parton nominated for helping - I don't know - helping the world immunize against COVID-19?)
Forensic evidence helps investigators solve 1974 murder of 15-year-old girl in Reynoldsburg
       
Investigators say they have solved a 47-year-old cold case after new forensic evidence led to identification of two men they believe murdered a 15-year-old girl on the west side of Reynoldsburg. But investigators were never able to find her killers and the case eventually went cold. In January 2020, Reynoldsburg police submitted new case evidence to the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI). A new forensic evaluation of the physical evidence available enabled BCI investigators to develop DNA profiles that revealed Meyer and Webber were Nesson’s assailants. “I appreciate our relationship with the agencies that worked cooperatively to solve this case,” Chief Baker said in a statement.
Lyric Theatre is exploring the great outdoors with its 2021 shows
       
Lyric Theatre is taking its entire 2021 season outside due to the lingering COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 lineup also will have the nonprofit company romping from the Myriad Botanical Gardens to Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School to the Harn Homestead. But it's a more challenging puzzle to pick a whole season of five shows where the venue works, the time of year works, and it's still safe," Michael Baron, Lyric's producing artistic director, told The Oklahoman. "So, it took a little longer, but what we came up with was, one, a season that we can produce, both safely and financially. And then, two, we're able to do five shows, which is what we postponed last year."
Meet the diverse young artists spotlighted in Oklahoma's 'Momentum' - and get a sneak peek at some of their work
       
Ariana Weir's linocut "Ama and Grampa's House" is included in this year's "Momentum" exhibit. Marium Rana, of Tahlequah, has been selected as one of three Spotlight Artists for the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition's "Momentum 2021" exhibit. [Photo provided]Marium Rana, of Tahlequah, has been selected as one of three Spotlight Artists for the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition's "Momentum 2021" exhibit. Amber DuBoise-Shepherd, of Shawnee, has been selected as one of three Spotlight Artists for the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition's "Momentum 2021" exhibit. Andrea Duran-Cason, of Norman, has been selected as one of three Spotlight Artists for the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition's "Momentum 2021" exhibit.
Ed Ruscha - one of the world's most influential artists - grew up in OKC. Now his work is back in his hometown.
       
"Ed Ruscha inarguably is one of the most influential living artists - American or otherwise - on the planet. Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center Artistic Director Jeremiah Matthew Davis talks about the center's new exhibit "Ed Ruscha: OKLA" Friday, February 12, 2021. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]The exhibit "Ed Ruscha: OKLA" is on view at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center on Automobile Alley, Friday, February 12, 2021. The exhibit "Ed Ruscha: OKLA" is on view at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center on Automobile Alley, Friday, February 12, 2021. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]Ed Ruscha's 1962 drawing "Oklahoma-E" is featured in the exhibit "Ed Ruscha: OKLA" at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center on Automobile Alley, Friday, February 12, 2021.
Ophelia Lovibond to play Carrie Symonds in Covid-19 drama
       
Ophelia Lovibond will play Carrie Symonds in the upcoming drama about Boris Johnson's handling of the coronavirus crisis. It has already been announced that Sir Kenneth Branagh will play the Prime Minister in Sky series This Sceptred Isle. A first-look image of Branagh in the role showed the 60-year-old actor with blond tousled hair as he stares, frowning, into the distance. Lovibond, who is also known for her roles in Guardians Of The Galaxy and comedy series Feel Good, will play the Prime Minister's fiancee while Simon Paisley Day, who recently played Douglas Carswell in the TV drama Brexit, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, will play Dominic Cummings. Filming has begun for the series, which is being directed by Michael Winterbottom.
Cynthia Erivo and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have been cast in the live-action version of Pinocchio
       
Cynthia Erivo and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have been added to the cast of the upcoming live-action version of Pinocchio. New talent: Cynthia Erivo and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have been cast in the upcoming live-action version of Pinocchio; the actress is seen at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards in FebruaryAlso confirmed to be starring in the project is Tom Hanks, who will play Geppetto, a kind wood-carver who creates the titular character. Lorraine Bracco has also been added to the cast, and will voice a new character named Sofia the Seagull. Interest in the project arose again in 2015, when it was announced that screenwriter Peter Hedges would be providing a script for the upcoming film. Del Toro's version of Pinocchio will offer a darker interpretation of the story and will take place in pre-World War II Italy.
Pregnant Emily Ratajkowski bundles up with husband Sebastian Bear-McClard to walk their dog in NYC
       
Emily Ratajkowski may have put her pregnancy body on display on social media, but she bundled up to hit the streets. The 29-year-old model sported a long puffy black coat and matching joggers for a casual walk with husband Sebastian Bear-McClard and their dog in New York City on Wednesday. Fresh air: Pregnant Emily Ratajkowski sported a long puffy black coat and matching joggers for a casual walk with husband Sebastian Bear-McClard and their dog in New York City on WednesdayShe wore a black sweater and white trainers for the chilly jaunt, keeping her brunette waves up with a simple black clip. 'The whole point is she has gone completely naked - it seems almost mandatory now for famous women, when they're pregnant, to go naked. Just to show what a naked pregnant woman looks like,' he added.
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky ride $3,400 electric bicycles around Sydney
       
But Chris Hemsworth and his wife, Elsa Pataky, took things at a slower pace on Wednesday as they went cycling around Sydney. The Thor: Ragnarok star, 37, showed off his impressive biceps as he explored the city on an electric bike worth $3,400. Elsa, 44, who was riding the same model of bicycle, wore a loose patterned blouse over a black singlet and cropped beige pants. Natalie was absent for 2017's Thor: Ragnarok, but was a key player in the first two Thor films in 2011 and 2013. Thor: Love and Thunder is due for cinematic release in May 2022
Megan Thee Stallion declares 'Hot Girl for Spring' in gorgeous Calvin Klein lingerie campaign
       
She ruled summer 2019 with Nicki Minaj and came back with WAP the following year with Cardi B. But Megan Thee Stallion was kicking off a new year the only way she knew how as she flashed her incredible frame for the latest Calvin Klein lingerie campaign. The 26-year-old rapper looked every-inch the supermodel as she writhed around in a set from the famous fashion house while declaring herself 'Hot Girl for Spring' on Instagram. 'Thee Hot Girl for @calvinklein spring 2021 @mario_sorrenti.' 'Thee Hot Girl for @calvinklein spring 2021 @mario_sorrenti'Megan recently admitted female rappers are held to a higher standard than their male counterparts as she explained: 'A man can be as mediocre as he wants to be but still be praised.'
Ben Affleck 'happy' working with George Clooney' after Ana de Armas split
       
Ben Affleck is reportedly feeling like his old self again. Happy with his pal: Ben Affleck is back to his old self again. Her famous ex: Ben and Ana de Armas split in December. 'Behind The Scenes with Estee Lauder Global Brand Ambassador Ana de Armas Lights, camera, action! 'I am thrilled to be joining the Estee Lauder family.
Orlando Bloom flaunts muscular arms and legs during stroll with daughter Daisy in Hawaii
       
Orlando Bloom took a sunny stroll with his six-month-old daughter Daisy Dove strapped in a brown baby carrier while on vacation in Hawaii on Sunday. The 44-year-old Englishman showcased his impressively muscular legs and bulging biceps while clad in a clingy grey T-shirt, black Nike shorts, knee-high socks, and black sneakers. Meanwhile, the 36-year-old pop diva currently co-judges the (pre-taped) 19th season of singing competition American Idol, which airs Sundays on ABC. Orlando and the 13-time Grammy nominee recently bought a $14.2M mansion in Montecito for their growing family and five dogs. 'Auditions, Part 4': Meanwhile, the 36-year-old pop diva currently co-judges the (pre-taped) 19th season of singing competition American Idol, which airs Sundays on ABC
Bella Hadid flaunts her abs in an edgy leather crop top in sizzling throwback snaps from Paris
       
And Bella Hadid was clearly thrilled to be back in Paris as she took to Instagram on Wednesday to share throwback snaps from her trip to the French capital last year. The model, 24, posed in an edgy leather crop top and matching flared trousers for a trio of snaps in front of the illuminated Eiffel Tower. Incredible: Bella Hadid was thrilled to be back in Paris as she took to Instagram on Wednesday to share throwback snaps from her trip to the French capital last yearBella offered a glimpse of her washboard abs in the off-the-shoulder black leather crop top as she posed in Paris. The fashion star teamed the top with matching trousers and heeled boots, with her glossy raven tresses in a slicked-back up-do. Bella gushed that she was thrilled to be back in Paris for a 'business trip,' after travelling to the city for Fashion Week last year.
NYC crime: Disabled man, 30, stabbed 19 TIMES, dies in Harlem stairwell
       
A developmentally disabled man has been brutally murdered in a New York City apartment building. The body of Eric McBride, 30, was discovered Saturday afternoon in the stairwell of a building at the Lincoln Houses complex in Harlem. McBride was stabbed 19 times and his throat was slashed, according to The New York Daily News. The body of Eric McBride, 30, was discovered Saturday afternoon in the stairwell of a building at the Lincoln Houses complex in HarlemHe often received cash tips from those people, who became close to him. McBride had been visiting with friends in the Lincoln Houses building before his body was found in the stairwell.
Missing girl, 10, is found safe after her mom was discovered murdered in their Texas home
       
A missing 10-year-old girl was found safe Wednesday after her dad was charged with murdering her mom in their Texas home. Police had issued an amber alert for Rosemary Lee Singer after she went missing Tuesday evening. She had last been seen with her dad Ronald Lee Singer, 35, when he picked her up from a friend's house. Police later confirmed they had found Rosemary safe in a motel and charged her father with murdering her mom. Ronald Lee Singer, 35, left, was taken in custody after police located both him and his 10-year-old daughter Rosemary Lee Singer, right.
Kim Kardashian to 'get $60m Hidden Hills mansion' in Kanye West divorce
       
AdvertisementKim Kardashian will reportedly be getting the $60 million Hidden Hills mansion she shares with Kanye West in their divorce, in an effort to keep their children in a stable environment during their split. Kim officially filed for divorce from Kanye last month, following months of rumors surrounding the state of their marriage. Kim and Kanye purchased the Hidden Hills residence for $20 million in 2014, but did not move in until 2018 after investing $40 million in renovations. Sparse: The Kanye designed home was minimally decorated and awash in hues of creamHis and hers: An insider revealed to Page Six earlier this year that Kim reportedly owns the land, but Kanye owns the actual houseThe trespasser scare came just days after Kim officially filed to end her marriage to Kanye. During a rally, the outspoken star claimed Kim wanted North aborted, and also called his mother-in-law Kris Jenner 'Kris Jong Un.'
Man charged with stealing ex-girlfriend's family dog, setting it on fire and leaving it on a road
       
A Utah man has been arrested for allegedly abducting his ex-girlfriend's family dog, setting the animal on fire and abandoning it in the middle of a road following an argument with its owner over money. Earlier that same day, police received a report about a dog that had been stolen from its owners' home. According to an arrest affidavit cited by Deseret News, one of Dixie's owners told police that she believed her ex-boyfriend, Busico, abducted her family dog following a dispute over $1,200 and their failed relationship. Busico specifically targeted his ex-girlfriend's daughter's dog,' the document states. The family called the police after seeing their scorched dog on the news and recognizing the description of a suspect as matching Busico.
Utah man charged with setting ex-girlfriend's dog on fire after argument over money
       
A Utah man has been arrested for allegedly abducting his ex-girlfriend's family dog, setting the animal on fire and abandoning it in the middle of a road following an argument with its owner over money. Earlier that same day, police received a report about a dog that had been stolen from its owners' home. Busico specifically targeted his ex-girlfriend's daughter's dog,' the document states. The family called the police after seeing their scorched dog on the news and recognizing the description of a suspect as matching Busico. When police tracked down Buscio to a relative's home, the suspect reportedly tried to flee, but he was quickly caught.
I Would Not, Could Not, Read Those Books to Kids!
       
Most parents can’t screw up “bedtime story”: pick book, read book, collect “good parent” points, the end. The first time it happened to me, I was reading from a compilation of Dr. Seuss books and was in the middle of If I Ran the Zoo. They’re not on anybody’s top-10 Seuss books or part of anybody’s cherished memories. Rejecting some Seuss books, while contextualizing others, and preserving the good ones is not “cancel culture,” it’s the other thing Republicans don’t like: nuance. I too would like to put my brain on autopilot while I read my kids a bedtime story.
‘Back of the Moon’: A Noirish apartheid-era South African film
       
Back of the Moon still, courtesy of The Bomb / Videovision EntertainmentDirector/co-writer and Oscar nominee Angus Gibson’s Back of the Moon is another example of why I love PAFF—the Pan African Virtual Film + Arts Festival. If not for this festival film buffs like moi probably would never have heard of, let alone had the opportunity to see, this highly entertaining South African movie. Moon is a gangster film in the way that Jean-Luc Godard’s 1959 New Wave Breathless is. On the one hand, he is indeed a tough hombre who brawls with the boxing champion Strike (South African actor S’Dumo Mtshali). This year’s 29th annual Pan African Virtual Film + Arts Festival is taking place Feb. 28-March 14.
Jacob Elordi and Megan Thee Stallion Join Today's Leaders For Calvin Klein's New Campaign
       
Calvin Klein goes back to the brand's roots for the spring 2021 campaign, photographing and filming today's most empowering leaders and influencers in iconic logo underwear and authentic CK denim. The company tapped photographer Mario Sorrenti and director Terence Nance, who used movement and dialogue as the theme that shaped their visuals. Rather than looking to world-renowned supermodels to show off the breathable Air Fx Tech intimates and gender-neutral jeans and tanks, this "Blank Canvas" photo series moves Calvin Klein in the right direction, introducing fans to the emerging game changers that should be on everyone's radar right now. Even though you likely already know Grammy-nominated Megan Thee Stallion, who was named one of Time's 100 most influential people in the world, and Jacob Elordi, for his roles in Euphoria and The Kissing Booth (plus, ya know, his dating history), it's worth brushing up on the accolades of the rest of the cast. Ahead, get a full rundown of the musicians, skaters, storytellers, activists, and dancers featured in Calvin Klein's "Blank Canvas," and head over to Calvin Klein where you can shop the spring 2021 collection available now.
The Voice: This Singer's "Spiritual" Harry Styles Cover Earned Him a 4-Chair Turn
       
If you thought Harry Styles's "Falling" was emotional, just wait until you hear Zae Romeo's rendition. During The Voice on Tuesday night, the 21-year-old Texas native poured his heart into his blind audition. In addition to giving the song his own soulful spin, he also wowed the coaches with his impressive high notes. As Nick Jonas noted, the performance was almost "spiritual," as you're left hanging on every single note he sings. It's no wonder the performance earned him a four-chair turn.
Get Ready to Move Your Body-ody-ody With Peloton's New Megan Thee Stallion Classes
       
Megan Thee Stallion is the ultimate hype girl, and her music gets us moving no matter where we are, which makes Peloton launching classes set to her songs seem like a no-brainer (and also a gift from the fitness gods). Similar to Peloton's Beyoncé artist series, a few instructors will lead workouts with Megan's motivational hits blasting. Of course, the live classes will be available on demand after the fact. To remind yourself to take the live workouts, use the Peloton iOS app's scheduling tool, or simply click "count me in" on any Peloton device. "Feel the energy of every workout as we run, ride, and move our body-ody-ody to this GRAMMY- nominee, Houston's hottest MC," Peloton wrote on Twitter.
On Our Radar: Alycia Pascual-Peña Has All the Moxie Needed to Make a Change
       
Image Source: Brandon HicksIf you're not familiar with the name Alycia Pascual-Peña, you will be. If anything, this dedication prepared her for her roles as Aisha on Saved by the Bell and Lucy in Moxie. Although she's no longer in school, Pascual-Peña is as determined as ever to make a change in Hollywood. To take part in this change and to combat the notions of those in Hollywood, Pascual-Peña is unapologetically herself. Outside of the realm of Bayside High, there's an indie film in the works that Pascual-Peña is excited about.
Chris Evans's High-School Friends Gleefully Roast Him in BTS Footage From Captain America
       
On March 2, the former Captain America shared a behind-the-scenes video from the hero's first stand-alone film in 2010, when he brought two of his high-school friends as "assistants." Zach, the friend who captured all the video, managed to take footage of the actor tackling his stunts, while Jon expressed his thoughts on each scene filmed. It wouldn't take much to impress most people on a Marvel set, but Jon was hilariously unaffected by Evans's stunt work. You can tell him I said that," he joked to Zach as Evans was lowered onto a yellow car. TouchéClearly, it was all said in fun, but what's a good roasting between friends?
From The Kiss Quotient to The Ex Talk, Here Are 11 Asian-American Love Stories to Read
       
Despite how many books I devoured growing up, it was rare to read stories centered on main characters like myself: an Asian-American girl raised by immigrant parents. I wanted confirmation that Asian people could be worthy of relatable experiences, too, and I wanted that normalized in the stories I read. When I started reading contemporary romance as an adult, Asian-American main characters became even more rare. The good news is that the romance landscape has been changing, with more representation in authors, books, and characters. Ahead are just some of these books, the ones I've read myself, that feature either one or both Asian-American main characters.
Meghan Markle Is "Saddened" by the UK Tabloids' Latest "Attack on Her Character"
       
The UK tabloids just can't seem to leave Meghan Markle alone, can they? Frankly, I'm tired of these baseless attacks against Meghan, and I can't even begin to imagine how tired she is. On Wednesday, Meghan and Prince Harry's spokesperson released a statement to People addressing the bullying allegations, which reportedly took place in 2018. According to the claims, Meghan "drove two personal assistants out of the household and undermined the confidence of a third staff member." We are disappointed to see this defamatory portrayal of The Duchess of Sussex given credibility by a media outlet.
Maroon 5 and Megan Thee Stallion's "Beautiful Mistakes" Has Me All Up in My Feelings
       
Maroon 5 and Megan Thee Stallion's highly anticipated collab has finally arrived. On Wednesday, the duo dropped "Beautiful Mistakes," and if you're currently healing a broken heart, it may make you a little emotional. In the song, Megan and Adam Levine sing about lost love while reminiscing on past memories. While premiering the track on Apple Music, Adam told Zane Lowe that he's "absolutely obsessed with the song," and he called Megan "a superstar." Megan really did her thing on this collab!
Madonna Told Rita Ora to Get Down and Pray with Her During Their "Very Awkward" First Meeting
       
"It's a blessing to be out here and just working with everything going on," Rita Ora said on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as she live-streamed from a room in Australia. After which, Fallon asked Ora if she had ever been completely starstruck by a celebrity, and the "Bang" singer confessed that she had a "very awkward" but "very unbelievable" encounter with Madonna. "She really just made me find my light, and by doing that, we had to kneel on the floor," Ora said. "And I thought it was 'Like a Prayer', in real life that was happening to me. And she was like, 'This is not my light, let's get down', and I thought — what?
SZA Confirms Sustainable Clothing Line Collaboration with Slow Factory
       
SZA and the Slow Factory environmental foundation are collaborating on a line of sustainable clothing and merchandise that has been in development since 2018. Ctrl Fishing Company, launched by SZA and Slow Factory fashion designer Céline Semaan, is being produced in a sustainable factory in Los Angeles and the singer is aiming for a launch in spring 2021. "I'm actually partnering with Céline from Slow Factory on getting it to be perfectly sustainable," SZA told POPSUGAR. It's all literally made from recycled clothing, clothing that was already thrown away and headed to the landfill, not even clothing that was slated to be purchased again. Keep reading ahead for a preview of Ctrl Fishing Company by SZA and Slow Factory.
The Great Celebrity Bake Off Is Back This Month — Bring On the Wholesome Content
       
The Great Celebrity Bake Off Is Back This Month — Bring On the Wholesome ContentOne tent. The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off. The Great Celebrity Bake Off returns with an impressive lineup of celebrities to help raise money and awareness for Stand Up to Cancer. The first episode of The Great Celebrity Bake Off airs Tuesday 9 March at 8 p.m. on Channel 4. The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off.
The Great Celebrity Bake Off Cast For 2021 May Be the Best We've Ever Seen
       
Even better news is that the group of celebrities that are flexing their baking skills to raise money for SU2C include some of the biggest names we've ever seen entering the tent. As for the 20 celebrities who will attempt to tackle the technical challenges and wow the us with their showstoppers? They include a Little Mix member, two Hollywood actors, a handful of comedians, an Olympian, two rappers, a Paralympian, and one former Girls Aloud member. Tom Allen, who hosted last year's Great Christmas Bake Off in place of Fielding (who was on paternity leave at the time), will also find himself behind a workstation this time around. Keep reading to discover all the stars joining The Great Celebrity Bake Off this year.
A Definitive List of All the UK Music Festivals That You Won't Want to Miss in 2021
       
A majority of live music festivals were understandably cancelled last year, but as more and more vaccinations are administered and dates on the United Kingdom roadmap are confirmed, a number of organisers are starting to share their plans for the year ahead. For festivals like Isle of Wight, this means delaying festivities for until after June, while for major players, like Glastonbury, news of this year's event has yet to be announced. Either way, there's a lot of news floating around about the state of live music, and it can be overwhelming trying to keep track of what's going ahead and what isn't. To help you plan your year right, we've rounded up all of this year's UK festivals and whether they're happening, cancelled, or postponed. Scroll through to check out the status of your favourite festival.
Meghan Markle Is "Saddened" by the Tabloids' Latest "Attack on Her Character"
       
The tabloids just can't seem to leave Meghan Markle alone, can they? Frankly, I'm tired of these baseless attacks against Meghan, and I can't even begin to imagine how tired she is. On Wednesday, Meghan and Prince Harry's spokesperson released a statement to People addressing the bullying allegations, which reportedly took place in 2018. According to the claims, Meghan "drove two personal assistants out of the household and undermined the confidence of a third staff member." We are disappointed to see this defamatory portrayal of The Duchess of Sussex given credibility by a media outlet.
Choreographed sex, 6 feet apart
       
The crux of the answer lies with a project’s intimacy coordinator. Intimacy coordinators haven’t been around that long. Spearheaded by former stunt coordinators, actors, and many women in film and theater, an intentional, organized effort came together to mend this gap. Schachter estimates that there are 80-plus intimacy coordinators in training or graduated in the US as of late 2020. Intimacy coordinators have to account for the least comfortable actor in the room when shooting a simulated sex scene.
From Raveena Tandon's 'Aranyak' To Kapil Sharma's Comedy Show, Here's What's Coming To Netflix India In 2021
       
Netflix India concluded 2020 with Vikramaditya Motwane's AK vs AK. But I recently attended a press conference hosted by Netflix India and I have to say that they are bringing in some heat. Here's a more detailed description of every single one of the IPs that are about to hit Netflix India. Sardar, played by Neena Gupta, is a fun-loving matriarch of a large, warm family based in Punjab. Masaba Masaba S2Producer: Viniyard FilmsCreator: Ashvini YardiDirector: Sonam NairWriter: Sonam Nair, Nandini Gupta, Punya Arora, Anisha RaisuranaCast: Masaba Gupta, Neena Gupta, Neil BhoopalamSynopsis: Glamour ke peeche kya hai?
Exclusive: Billie Eilish Documentary Director R.J. Cutler On Giving Fans The Most Intimate Look At The Pop Star
       
Billie Eilish arrived on the music scene when her song ‘Ocean Eyes’ had a moment in internet virality. That's exactly what Apple TV+'s documentary Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry tries to achieve. In an interview, Cutler reveals how he went about creating what is perhaps our most intimate look at the cultural phenomenon that Billie Eilish is. Can you talk about some of your favourite Billie Eilish songs and what you learnt from experiencing her discography through the documentary? Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry is currently streaming on Apple TV+.
An Appeal To Marvel Fans, Please Judge 'WandaVision' Based On What It Is And Not Your Fan Theories
       
So, based on all that experience, I guess help fans from avoiding the same mistakes that I made after watching the finale of WandaVision. You have Wanda, Vision, Darcy, Woo, Monica, Hayward, Fake Pietro, Wanda’s kids, and the NPCs of Westview. Then again, WandaVision is about Wanda and I doubt Shakman and Co. are going to shift the spotlight to Strange. What is Agatha going to do to Wanda, Vision, her kids, and Westview? What’s the altercation between White Vision and Wanda’s Vision going to be like?
'Moxie' Review: This Amy Poehler Directorial Is The High School Movie We Need And Deserve
       
This motivates her to start an underground feminist movement and get rid of the sexism and misogyny that’s coursing through the corridors of Rockport High School. The movie intentionally looks bright and bubbly to emulate the vibe of most high school dramas and reuses tropes associated with the sub-genre to familiarise the audience with its characters and environment. Moxie is directed by Amy Poehler. I love Amy Poehler. Amy Poehler, the actor and the director, is great.
Todrick Hall Defends Taylor Swift After Netflix Joke
       
You go through men faster than Taylor Swift,” leading fans to call out the show’s writers for “misogynistic and slut-shaming” jokes. However, the show was marred by controversy when one of the characters made a joke at Swift’s expense, prompting criticism from fans. Swift herself entered the fray on Monday and denounced the joke in no uncertain terms, writing on Twitter, “Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 called and it wants its lazy, deeply sexist joke back. How about we stop degrading hard working women by defining this horse shit as FuNnY.”Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 called and it wants its lazy, deeply sexist joke back. How about we stop degrading hard working women by defining this horse shit as FuNnY.
The Invisible Artistry of Asian Actors
       
Yet Chung has reason to worry that Han’s understated performance is being overlooked: Hollywood has an unsettling history of ignoring Asian actors for awards, even if their projects are critically acclaimed. Last year, Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite became the first foreign-language film to win Best Picture at the Oscars. But despite the film’s six nominations and four wins, its stellar all-Korean cast was snubbed, igniting a conversation about the movie industry’s long-standing disregard for Asian actors. Despite the odds, she became the only Asian American woman to win that award in the Globes’ 77-year history. Read: The double meaning of the American dreamAs more creators of color break through and tell different kinds of stories, Hollywood’s snubbing of Asian actors is becoming especially obvious and newly urgent.
“It’s A Sin” Simplifies The Reasons Why The AIDS Crisis Was So Devastating
       
It’s a Sin, the limited series from creator Russel T Davies about the onset of the AIDS crisis in Great Britain, has been something of an instant sensation. The AIDS epidemic has been regularly depicted in film and literature in the US epicenters of New York and San Francisco, so Davies, who created the cult 1999 series Queer as Folk, endeavored to shed light on the lesser-shown British experience. It’s a Sin’s searing depiction of the tragedy has earned it glowing accolades from international critics, including multiple 5-star reviews. Ultimately, however, the show left me a little cold for its over-the-top insistence on queer self-hatred’s role in the crisis, as well as its replications of some troubling AIDS tropes. I was angry at the mother in It’s a Sin, and the other parents depicted who abandoned their children as they died, who blamed them and burned their belongings.
Olivia Rodrigo Said She Couldn’t Write A Song About Sabrina Carpenter Because She Doesn’t “Know Her At All”
       
Olivia Rodrigo was just asked about Sabrina Carpenter, and it seems that Rodrigo’s got a case of the Mariah Careys if her response is anything to go by! It was rumored that Rodrigo and Bassett had broken up and that he’d started dating Sabrina Carpenter after the two were pictured together on an apparent lunch date. Of course, by now you’ll probably know the basics when it comes to the drama , which all started when the unconfirmed romance — and subsequently unconfirmed breakup — between Rodrigo and hercostar Joshua Bassett started to get a little messy. But Rodrigo used that heartbreak as inspiration for her debut single, “ Drivers License ,” a song that has now spent seven weeks at No. A particular lyric in the song that referenced an ex-boyfriend with a blonde girl drew attention across the internet as people theorized that Rodrigo was talking about Bassett and Carpenter.
These Are The Most Uncommon Baby Names In The U.S.
       
After relative obscurity, the name “Khaleesi” was among the 1,000 most popular baby girl names in 2018 thanks to Game of Thrones. When former President Obama took office in 2009, there was a spike in the number of baby boys named “Barack.” Likewise, the rarest baby names in the U.S. tell an interesting story, from names seeing a small resurgence a century after their initial heyday to names just starting to gain popularity for the first time. In an effort to find rare and interesting names, parenting site BabyCenter regularly puts together a list of the most unique baby names in the U.S. based on a survey of their users. Their most recent survey from 2019 collected nearly 600,000 names, and their list of unique names includes 100 names each given to fewer than 100 babies in their survey. To further look into the frequency of these uncommon baby names, we’ve used the most recent data from the SSA to see just how many babies were given these rare names.
Vanessa Bryant On Grief After Kobe & Gianna's Deaths: "Unimaginable"
       
Now, Vanessa Bryant opened up about dealing with grief after her husband Kobe Bryant, 41, their daughter Gianna, 13, and seven other people died in a helicopter crash outside Calabasas, Calif., on Jan. 26, 2020. Bryant called her pain "unimaginable," in a new PEOPLE interview published on March 3, and admitted it's sometimes difficult to remain strong. "But getting out of bed and pushing forward is going to make the day better for my girls and for me. Bryant has also taken on a number of projects to keep herself busy, many of which are in dedication to Kobe and Gianna. I want to make Kobe, Gigi, Natalia, Bianka and Capri proud."
Daryl & Carol's Most Memorable Friendship Moments On The Walking Dead
       
But on an emotional level, no one evolved more than Daryl and Carol. "Sorry, Pookie"Season 4, Episode 1, "30 Days Without an Accident"Despite all the serious stuff they've been through together, Daryl and Carol have shared plenty of lighter moments, too. So it was especially emotional to see Daryl reunite with Carol after she surprised everyone by saving them at Terminus. Carol, of course, teased Daryl about the acknowledgement, asking if they needed to make matching friendship bracelets now. But fortunately, their brief falling out culminated in another seriously sweet Daryl and Carol moment in the Season 10 mid-season finale.
Lupita Nyong'o Says Black Panther 2 Will Be "Different" Without Chadwick Boseman
       
Black Panther fans can breathe a sigh of relief because, according to star Lupita Nyong'o, the upcoming sequel will not disappoint. "It's gonna be different, of course, without our king to back into that world, but I know that all of us are dedicated to carrying on his legacy in this new Black Panther," she said. "And [director] Ryan Coogler has some really, really exciting ideas that I look forward to bringing to life with the rest of the family." Leticia Wright, who played Shuri in Black Panther, expressed how difficult it will be to return to Wakanda without Boseman in an October interview with Net-A-Porter. Black Panther 2 is scheduled for release on July 8, 2022.
Who Is Sope Dirisu? You’ll Recognise The ‘Gangs Of London’ Star From ‘Humans’
       
Within days of premiering in April last year, Sky Atlantic's Gangs of London received rave reviews, with NME describing it as "Game of Thrones but without the dragons and more modern tailoring." So, who is Sope Dìrísù, and what else is there to know about him? Based in London, the British-Nigerian actor has appeared in a number of major shows, including Utopia, The Casual Vacancy, and Humans. © Sky UK LimitedHowever, it was Dìrísù's performance in Gangs Of London that really caught people's attention. Joining Dìrísù in the EE Rising Star category is Bukky Bakray, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Morfydd Clark, and Conrad Khan.
Meghan Markle Has Responded To Bullying Accusations At Kensington Palace
       
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have scarcely had a second away from the headlines since their landmark interview with Oprah Winfrey was confirmed. Today (March 3), the Duchess of Sussex she was "saddened" by new report that claims she faced a bullying complaint at Kensington Palace. Twitter was quick to react to the accusations too, pointing out the timing and the fact that Prince Andrew remains closely protected by the Palace. The Sussexes legal team deny that any meeting took place. Buckingham Palace, which is responsible for the hiring (and firing) of royal staff, has not commented on the report.
NKOTB's Jonathan Knight Has A New Show About His Side Hustle
       
Jonathan Knight may be best known as a member of New Kids on the Block, but for the past 25 years, he's also been flipping farmhouses in New England. In 2016, Knight proposed to Rodriguez, who's a personal trainer, on an African vacation with their parents. And then that all just stopped," Knight told People. Knight Started A House-Flipping BusinessAfter New Kids disbanded in 1994, Knight had a bit of an identity crisis. Until then, you can get your fair share of New Kids on Farmhouse Fixer: Knight told ET that his brother and bandmate Jordan will make a cameo.
'Minari' Kid Alan Kim Reacts To Golden Globe Win With Purple Belt Love
       
However, 8-year-old Minari star Alan Kim wasn't the most enthused about the Golden Globe — but not for the reasons you may think. Kim appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live fresh off the Globes win, sporting a new purple belt he earned in taekwondo class. "I took a test last Wednesday and, like, I upgraded," he said, adding that Minari's Globe win was "exciting." However, when Kimmel asked him whether it was better than getting his purple belt, Kim answered with a resounding "No." They were kind of policing us all throughout the shoot.” No wonder Kim is already great at taekwondo.
Rachel Lindsay Says The Bachelor Franchise Should Stop Filming Amid Racism Scandal
       
Amid a Bachelor season marked by racism and controversy, Chris Harrison and Rachael Kirkconnell have apologized for their offensive behavior. But as former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay said on her March 3 podcast, that isn't enough to fix the franchise's serious issues with racism. "I think that they should just stop until … they get the train back on the tracks," she said, acknowledging that The Bachelorette could likely start filming soon. It’s almost like, how do you say you have a racist problem or racist issue without saying you have a racist issue? Lindsay, of course, has been true to her word since, interviewing Harrison for Extra when the long-running host defended Kirkconnell's racist actions.
Gabrielle Union & Zaya Wade's 10 Things I Hate About You TikTok Re-enactment Will Remind You Why It's The Best Movie
       
More than two decades after starring in the hit teen film, Gabrielle Union recreated an iconic 10 Things I Hate About You scene with her step-daughter, Zaya Wade. On March 2, the pair uploaded a re-enactment from the 1999 movie to TikTok along with a challenge prompt for fans: "Tell us you've watched 10 Things I Hate About You without telling us you've watched 10 Things I Hate About You." As for quarantine spent with her step-daughter, Union previously opened up about what Zaya has taught her about womanhood in an interview with SELF. Last February, Wade and Union announced that Zaya was transitioning and using she/her pronouns. Union praised her step-daughter on Instagram, sharing a video of the 13-year-old with the caption, "Meet Zaya.
Olivia Rodrigo Sets The Record Straight & Says She's "Never Had A Conversation With" Sabrina Carpenter
       
Immediately upon its release, Olivia Rodrigo's "Drivers License" sparked discussion of an alleged Disney star love triangle behind it. "I don’t think I could write a song that was meaningful or emotional about somebody that I don’t know," she added. As "Drivers License" sits atop of the Billboard Hot 100 for its seventh consecutive week, Rodrigo revealed to Radio.com that she's thinking about how to follow it up. “I would be lying if I said I didn’t feel like any pressure after ‘Drivers License,’" she said. "But I really just don’t write songs for them to chart or to even put them out.
Rachel Lindsay Reacts To Taylor Nolan's "Shocking" Tweets
       
Taylor Nolan's resurfaced tweets shook Bachelor Nation earlier this week, and Rachel Lindsay has officially weighed in. I'll throw myself in there," Lindsay said regarding Nolan's derogatory tweets. Now that Lindsay is aware of Nolan's past tweets, she wants her followers to know that she's not going to let that behavior slide. While Lindsay certainly believes that Nolan's past behavior is indefensible, she also made it clear that it was wrong of people to dig into her past. "I would love for Taylor to come out and say how she got to the place she is today," Lindsay said.
Former Degrassi Actors Pay Tribute To Jahmil French After His Death
       
On March 2, 2021, People reported that former Degrassi: The Next Generation actor Jahmil French died at 28 years old. Following the news of his untimely death, former Degrassi stars are paying tribute to their friend and fellow castmember. Jessica Tyler wrote about acting alongside French for several years and shared, "We grew up together, all of us. Costar Luke Bilyk, a friend on and off-screen, also took to Instagram to remember French. French was also remembered by more recent collaborators he's worked with since his time on Degrassi.
Lydia West Will Never Say Goodbye To Jill, Not Really
       
“She’s driven from a place of love and care,” West tells me over Zoom from her Hackney home. The final episode would fast-forward three decades to find Jill still working in health care and feeling a little lost. I mean, jumping a couple of years into the future is what Russell does best.”Even without the timehop and extra episode, Jill remains one of the show’s most cherished characters. We show up for people we care about.”1 / 2Born in London, West grew up surrounded by people showing up. Nalder also plays Jill’s own mother in the show, something West discovered by text the night before the initial read-through.
Tim Allen says he 'kind of liked' when President Trump made people angry
       
During a lengthy interview on the podcast "WTF with Marc Maron," Allen dropped a comment about former President Donald Trump that drew quite a buzz on social media. While discussing his views about being a fiscal conservative and disliking the "we culture" of being told "we should do this, we should do that," Allen said, "Once I realized that the last president pissed people off, I kind of liked that. The 67-year-old comedian and actor, who grew up in Michigan, told Maron that his main issue is taxes, and he's essentially against how both political parties use them. "When I was watching that, I felt that the president should have been a stand-up guy and go there with his security and say, 'Hey, come on. No, no, no, no,'" the former "Home Improvement" star told EW.
Barack and Michelle Obama praised, quoted Dr. Seuss during presidency
       
Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama likely did not foresee Dr. Seuss becoming persona non grata in President Biden’s White House when they highlighted his work to interns and children. Michelle Obama said “We love Dr. Seuss in this house” at a 2015 event. The president.”“We love Dr. Seuss in this house,” she continued, holding up a copy of the book. The birthday of Dr. Seuss, who died at 87 in 1991, was chosen by the National Educational Association in 1998 as the date for a new holiday focused on promoting children’s literacy. The former first lady also spoke highly of the late children’s author during Read Across America Day that same year.
Megan Thee Stallion strips down for Calvin Klein underwear campaign
       
Megan Thee Stallion is the star of Calvin Klein’s latest underwear campaign, following in the scantily clad footsteps of Gigi and Bella Hadid, Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes and more superstars. Megan Thee Stallion models in Calvin Klein’s underwear campaign. Mario Sorrenti/Calvin KleinMegan Thee Stallion models in Calvin Klein’s underwear campaign. Mario Sorrenti/Calvin KleinMegan Thee Stallion models in Calvin Klein’s underwear campaign. Mario Sorrenti/Calvin KleinThe “Body” hitmaker stars alongside “Euphoria” star Jacob Elordi, “Hamilton” alum Anthony Ramos and more in the new “Blank Canvas” campaign.
TCM examines ‘problematic’ film classics in new series
       
Loving classic films can be a fraught pastime. Everett CollectionStewart, a University of Chicago professor who in 2019 became the channel’s first African American host, has spent her career studying classic films, particularly those in the silent era, and Black audiences. “I grew up in a family of people who loved classic films. The classic film podcast “ You Must Remember This” has an excellent series about the controversial movie and how it came to be. TCM’s “Reframed Classics” will take a look at Fred Astaire’s blackface routine in “Swing Time.” Courtesy Everett CollectionThe goal of “Reframed Classics” is to help give audiences the tools to discuss films from a different era and not just dismiss or cancel them.
Kroy and Kim Zolciak-Biermann test positive for COVID-19
       
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Kim Zolciak-Biermann and husband Kroy Biermann have tested positive for COVID-19. InstagramThe “Don’t Be Tardy” star, 42, announced the news on Tuesday on her Instagram Story where she posted a photo of her and 35-year-old husband hooked up to IVs. “My nurses were absolutely phenomenal.”The Biermanns’ diagnosis came more than a month after Kim’s daughter Brielle Biermann came down with the respiratory illness. At the time, she said she was “bored” quarantining away from her family in their in-home salon. “I’ve been beyond bored,” Brielle said.
Kim Kardashian will get LA mansion after Kanye West divorce: report
       
Kim Kardashian, as part of her divorce from Kanye West, will keep the 15,000-square-foot Southern California mansion that the former couple purchased in 2014, TMZ reported. Kardashian and West shelled out $20 million for the spread, located in Hidden Hills, then sank another $20 million into a massive renovation that West himself reportedly spearheaded. It’s not clear where he’ll permanently reside following the divorce, which is reportedly amicable — and for which Kardashian is asking for joint legal and physical custody of the children. Kardashian and West spent $20 million on this home in 2014, then invested an additional $20 in an extensive renovation. Kardashian filed for divorce from West in February after seven years of marriage.
Tom Brady speaks out on boozy Super Bowl boat exit
       
Tom Brady is well aware that he’ll never live down his boat escapades from the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl 2021 celebrations last month. “Sea legs or, dare I say it, a touch of tequila?” Corden asked Brady on Tuesday. “It was definitely a moment of celebration, I’m happy I’m on land at that point, absolutely. Happy I’m being surrounded by my fellow quarterback Griff (Ryan Griffin) — the right place at the right time. “Who could imagine that an 8-year-old girl would have the most sense of anybody?” Brady said.
Lori Loughlin pictured for the first time since prison release
       
Lori Loughlin stepped out Tuesday to volunteer in Los Angeles following her December release from prison. SplashNews.comLoughlin was dressed casually in jeans and a “California” sweatshirt, and accessorized with sneakers, a face mask, a Project Angel Food cap and her wedding ring. Loughlin agreed to serve two months behind bars, perform 100 hours of community service and pay a $150,000 fine. Last month, a source told Us Weekly that Loughlin was set to complete her community service hours. Loughlin toted a brown bag while working with Project Angel Food.
Wynonna Judd says she wept upon seeing sister Ashely Judd for the first time following her leg injury
       
Wynonna Judd revealed that she wept when she finally saw her sister, Ashley Judd, following her harrowing accident in the Congo last month. Now, she explains, she’s getting to work as a big sister and trying to give Ashley the comforts of home life. ASHLEY JUDD IN ICU AFTER SHATTERING HER LEG IN AFRICA"I was looking up how to wash hair for someone who’s lying down in bed because she texted me, ‘Can you wash my hair?’" Wynonna told the outlet. "Therein lies the job of a big sister right there," she added. Can you wash my hair?’ I said, ‘Sure,’ so I’m looking up ways to wash someone’s hair lying down."
'The Simpsons' renewed for two more seasons taking the comedy through 2023
       
"The Simpsons" will solidify its long-running record on TV with another two seasons bringing the animated comedy into at least 2023. Fox announced on Wednesday that it has officially renewed "The Simpsons" for its 33rd and 34th seasons, carrying the total number of episodes to an impressive and unprecedented 757 episodes. 'THE SIMPSONS' HAS PREDICTED THE FUTURE MANY TIMES -- HERE'S THE LIST"It’s a sincere pleasure to announce the Season 33 and 34 pick-ups for ‘The Simpsons’. We keep hoping that, eventually, they’ll get it right," added Charlie Collier, CEO, FOX Entertainment. "Everyone at ‘The Simpsons’ is thrilled to be renewed once more, and we are planning lots of big surprises.
Frye Festival founder Billy McFarland breaks silence in first TV interview
       
Frye Festival founder and promoter Billy McFarland is breaking his silence in his first TV interview since being sentenced to six years in prison for his role in the music festival scandal. In a new "20/20" episode, ABC News speaks directly with McFarland, who admits that lied to investors and ticket buyers. "I knowingly lied to them to raise money for the festival, yes," McFarland says. FYRE FESTIVAL PROMOTER SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN PRISON"There's no way I can describe it other than, like, what the f**k was I thinking? McFarland admitted to defrauding investors of $26 million in the 2017 Fyre Festival and over $100,000 in a fraudulent ticket-selling scheme after his arrest in the scam.
Buckingham Palace responds to Meghan Markle bullying allegations report: ‘We are clearly very concerned’
       
Buckingham Palace has released a statement in response to a report accusing Meghan Markle of bullying palace aides during her time as a working royal. On Tuesday, The Times in the U.K. alleged that Markle faced a bullying complaint made by one of her close advisers. The outlet reported that Knauf submitted the complaint in an effort to protect palace staffers who alleged they were being bullied by Markle. In 2018, the U.K.’s Mail on Sunday alleged Markle, or "Hurricane Meghan," "bombarded aides" with 5 a.m. emails and texts. A spokesperson for the couple hit back at suggestions that Markle and Harry were not devoted to duty.
Senate Dems add Hillary Clinton to women's history celebration tweet after spokesperson complains
       
Senate Democrats adjusted their dedication to women’s history month after Hillary Clinton’s longtime spokesman Nick Merrill spoke up about her being left out. "Today is the beginning of #WomensHistoryMonth," Senate Democrats tweeted around 2 p.m. on March 1. It also included female trailblazers such as education activist Malala Yousafzai, pilot Amelia Earhart and astronaut Ellen Ochoa. Merrill wrote in a tweet in response at 5 p.m. the next day, Tuesday. "Dear @SenateDems here's some light reading for you this morning," Merrill wrote Wednesday morning on Twitter, linking a Medium post entitled "The Erasure of Hillary Clinton."
'WandaVision' Director Reacts To That 1 Line Going Super Viral
       
“The idea of it, the through-line of the whole show, is about how Wanda is processing her loss,” he said. “I think there’s added resonance to the show in general, but specifically to a line like that, as we’re all trying to process grief.”In an interview with HuffPost on Monday, “WandaVision” director Matt Shakman reacted to the line’s virality, saying, “It’s a beautiful line. If Vision works on computers in “WandaVision,” how does he get past the CAPTCHAs that ask you to prove you’re not a robot? Episode 8 reveals that Vision acquired a plot of land in Westview where he and Wanda can grow old together, but why Westview? You know, I don’t think there’s any definitive answer about why Westview, New Jersey.
Palace to investigate after Meghan accused of bullying staff
       
LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace said Wednesday it was launching an investigation after a newspaper reported that a former aide had made a bullying allegation against the Duchess of Sussex. The Times of London reported allegations that the duchess drove out two personal assistants and left staff feeling “humiliated.” It said an official complaint was made by Jason Knauf, then the communications secretary to Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry. It said in a statement that the palace human resources team “will look into the circumstances outlined in the article” and would seek to speak to current and former staff. The bullying allegations were reported four days before the scheduled broadcast of an Oprah Winfrey interview with Meghan, which is anticipated to draw a huge audience. It also comes less than two weeks after the palace announced that the couple’s split from official duties would be final.
Cuomo rejects calls to resign, apologizes for past behavior
       
Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday apologized for his behavior toward several women who have accused him of making unwanted advances but denied that he ever touched anyone “inappropriately” and rejected calls to resign. I never knew at the time that I was making anyone feel uncomfortable. I never knew at the time I was making anyone feel uncomfortable,” he said. “I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable. That is the last thing I would ever want to do.”A political storm continues to swirl around Cuomo amid two allegations of sexual harassment against him.
Queen Mary’s ghost stories focus of new film trilogy
       
The Queen Mary is ready for her close-up. The partnership obtained COVID-19 insurance, film sets are being built, the trilogy has a director and the first film’s lead actress is lined up. Her credits include “She’s Out of My League,” “Men in Black 3” and “Star Trek Into Darkness.”The Queen Mary itself, of course, is British. The budget for shooting the first “Queen Mary” is between $10.5 million and $12.5 million. Tomberlin said he is very familiar with the Queen Mary, and believes it will be a great star for the trilogy.
Tim Allen knew he’d get blowback for laughing off Trump’s actions
       
During Donald Trump’s presidency, Tim Allen tried not to say too much about politics, aware that his conservative views could make him a target. '”Then Allen said: “Once I realized that the last president pissed people off, I kind of liked that. Tim Allen… "Once I realized that [Trump] pissed people off, I kind of liked that. ? Tim Allen — Jake Lobin (@JakeLobin) March 3, 2021Tim Allen, a grown man, says he likes Trump because Trump upset so many people Allen felt deserved upsetting. Allen ended up attending Trump’s inauguration, leading Entertainment Weekly to ask if he had become “a Trump fan.”Allen was reluctant to go there.
Storytellers Project: Listen to personal stories about growing up during March 4 show
       
Dinshaw, now 55 and living in Phoenix, will tell her story about growing up during the West and Sunbelt Storytellers Project’s virtual show on March 4. “Growing up” is the first show of the West and Sunbelt Storytellers Project's 2021 season, part of the USA TODAY Network storytelling project. WATCH:Episodes from the Storytellers ProjectLearn more about the Storytellers Project and apply to tell a story at https://www.storytellersproject.com/tell/. Need to knowWhat: “Growing Up”Where: The Storytellers Project’s website, Facebook Page and the YouTube channel. ETMore: Watch past virtual shows on YouTube and recorded in-person shows on the Storytellers Project's website.
Phoenix man accused of firing up to 10 gunshots at girlfriend after she refused to buy cigarettes
       
Associated PressThe Associated PressPHOENIX — A Phoenix man has been arrested and accused of firing up to 10 gunshots in the direction of his girlfriend after she reportedly refused to go buy him cigarettes. Authorities say White was arguing with his live-in girlfriend of four years at the couple's home late Monday night. She ran into the bedroom and hid behind the bed and said White fired eight to 10 shots in her direction. The woman called 911 and White surrendered to police after telling detectives he blacked out and doesn't remember what happened. Phoenix TV station KPHO reports that court documents show police later found multiple bullet holes in a bedroom wall of the couple's home.
New TCM series takes a look at ‘problematic’ film classics like ‘Gone with the Wind’
       
Loving classic films can be a fraught pastime. This summer, amid the Black Lives Matter protests, the channel’s programmers and hosts decided to do something about it. “I grew up in a family of people who loved classic films. The classic film podcast “You Must Remember This ” has an excellent series about the controversial movie and how it came to be. And Stewart, for her part, doesn’t believe that you can simply remove problematic films from the culture.
Oklahoma prosecutor urges panel to reject inmate's claims
       
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The evidence implicating an Oklahoma death row inmate whose case has drawn national attention is overwhelming and his application for a commutation is filled with “demonstrable falsehoods," Oklahoma County's top prosecutor wrote in a letter this week to the state's Pardon and Parole Board. Kevin Stitt to commute Jones’ death sentence and spare his life. Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater detailed the evidence against Jones in a 15-page letter on Monday to the state's Pardon and Parole Board in which he urged the panel to deny Jones' request for a commutation hearing. “To this day, Jones has not expressed an ounce of remorse for his callous actions," Prater wrote. “Instead, he continues to victimize the Howell family by fueling a media circus with outright lies and by making a farce of this clemency process."
6 reasons to see the eye-popping exhibit 'Moving Vision' at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art
       
Although it is only a little larger than a shoe box, the interlocking cubes in Robert Bruce Stevenson's acrylic sculpture "Optical Construction" appear to extend into infinity, while the perfectly positioned concentric circles in Tadasky's "C-182" seem to spin like the giant record the painting resembles. "It's almost like you can't tell if you're receding into a tunnel or if you're looking at a pyramid and it's going out that way," said Curator Catherine Shotick, waving at the lemon-hued canvas of nesting cubes that is Richard Anuszkiewicz's "Soft Yellow." "He was really just playing with the basic geometric shapes and color contrast in getting this effect." Don't be fooled: The artworks in the Oklahoma City Museum of Art's new exhibit "Moving Vision: Op and Kinetic Art from the Sixties and Seventies" really are trying to play tricks with your eyes. "We're looking at two different art movements that were happening at the same time in the '60s and '70s ... and we're really excited because this exhibition, it takes art mediums such as painting and sculpture and adds movement, both perceived movement and real movement," Shotick said.
6 reasons to see the eye-catching exhibit 'Moving Vision' at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art
       
Don't be fooled: The artworks in the Oklahoma City Museum of Art's new exhibit "Moving Vision: Op and Kinetic Art from the Sixties and Seventies" really are trying to play tricks with your eyes. "Op art is short for optical art ... that has perceived movement. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art's new exhibit "Moving Vision: Op and Kinetic Art from the Sixties and Seventies" is on view through May 16. Whether a visitor is an art expert or a museum newbie, Najafi said "Moving Vision" is accessible to anyone who can see. Miriam Schapiro's 1967 painting "Silver Windows" is included in the Oklahoma City Museum of Art's new exhibit "Moving Vision: Op and Kinetic Art from the Sixties and Seventies."
Teen held on $1 million bond in Arkansas school shooting
       
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — A judge has set a $1 million bond for a 15-year-old boy accused of shooting a classmate earlier this week at an Arkansas junior high school. The boy is being held on a first-degree battery charge for Monday's shooting at Watson Chapel Junior High School in Pine Bluff, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southeast of Little Rock. At a court hearing Wednesday, prosecutors said that the wounded boy was in the intensive care unit at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. Authorities have said they believe the shooting was targeted, not random, but that they don't yet know a motive.
Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow II gets 14 years for rapes
       
His attorney Marc Carlos said Winslow suffered from head trauma from the many blows to his head playing football, which can only explain why he “went off the rails" going from a star athlete to a convicted sexual predator. Jurors also convicted him of two misdemeanors — indecent exposure and a lewd act in public — involving two other women. Before he was retried on those charges, he pleaded guilty to raping the teen and sexual battery of the hitchhiker. The father of two, whose wife filed for divorce after he was convicted, had faced up to 18 years in prison for all the charges. But both sides agreed to reduce the sexual battery charge to assault with intent to commit rape last month.
Cuomo holds his first COVID briefing for more than a week amid sexual harassment claims
       
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo choked up on Wednesday as he apologized over sexual harassment claims but insisted he never touched 'anyone' and vowed to fully cooperate with the Attorney General's investigation in to him. Three women have alleged misconduct, including two former aides who both say he made inappropriate remarks towards them that were sexual. On Wednesday afternoon, Cuomo started by briefing the media via Zoom on the state's COVID progress and making several announcements about reopening the state. The lawyers say I shouldn't say anything when you have a pending review - I understand that I am a lawyer too. Two former aides - Charlotte Bennett and Lindsay Boylan - say Cuomo sexually harassed them when they were working for him.
Love Island's Jess Shears reveals it has taken her a year and a half to get back to pre-baby weight
       
Jess Shears has revealed it has taken her over a year and a half to get down to her pre-baby weight as she shared a series of stunning lingerie snaps. The former Love Island star, 27, who welcomed a baby boy in September 2019 with husband Dom Lever, told how 'everything has sagged' since she became a mother. Jess and Dom fell head over heels for each other on Love Island in 2017 and became the first contestants to have sex in the secret hideaway. The Love Island star made a social media post in April saying she 'predicts a baby boom' in nine months, but clarified she wasn't referring to herself. 'I'm not pregnant and I didn't expect people to think anything other than I think there's going to be a baby bump.
Video: Woman handcuff as police claim her being 2 miles from home is illegal
       
Video: I was cuffed by the Covid stasi... queueing for a coffee: This 51-year-old mother strolled two miles to get some refreshment - but fell foul of the long arm of the lawA woman can be seen being handcuffed after she was caught buying a coffee just 2 miles from her home in Battersea, with police at the scene claiming that her behaviour was 'illegal'.
Love Island star Kaz Crossley claims Rihanna's ex Chris Brown slid into her DMs
       
And now Love Island star Kaz Crossley, 27, has claimed that Chris Brown, 31, slid into her DMs and 'put the eyes' to her, but insisted she was 'put off' by his choice of approach. 'Even like my other friends, and that, from the show [Love Island]. They always get like footballers and like big people, and I'm always...'Actually - tell a lie - Chris Brown... Chris Brown put the eyes to me.' Ahead of what would have been their one-year anniversary, Theo revealed that he has been dumped by Kaz before branding the other Love Island girls 'mentally unstable'. Theo said: 'That's why I never got with any of the other Love Island girls.
Video: Brian Harvey on ex Daniella 'sending people to take him away'
       
Video: Brian Harvey accuses ex Daniella Westbrook of calling an ambulance for him after paramedics turn up on his doorstep... amid the pair's explosive social media rowBrian Harvey accuses ex Daniella of sending people to take him away in unearthed video footage.
Pregnant Gal Gadot totes $3,500 Christian Dior bag while pampering herself at LA hair salon
       
Wonder Woman action star Gal Gadot toted a $3,500 'Small Dior Book' tote, featuring blue oblique-embroidered velvet, to pamper herself at a hair salon in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Gal - sporting a messy ponytail - made sure to protect herself and others from the coronavirus by wearing a black face mask. Hair appointment: Wonder Woman action star Gal Gadot toted a $3,500 'Small Dior Book' tote, featuring blue oblique-embroidered velvet, to pamper herself at a LA hair salon on TuesdayAs of Wednesday, there have been 1.19M confirmed COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles leading to 21,569 deaths - according to Johns Hopkins University. For her role in Wonder Woman 1984, Gadot will compete for the favorite movie actress trophy at the 34th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, which air March 13 on Nickelodeon. For her role in Wonder Woman 1984, Gal will compete for the favorite movie actress trophy at the 34th Annual Kids' Choice AwardsWho will win?
Alessandra Ambrosio runs errands arm-in-arm with mystery man
       
Alessandra Ambrosio was spotted running errands with a mystery man on Tuesday. The model, 39, was spotted arm-in-arm with her male pal as she shopped at several stores in Los Angeles. Alessandra Ambrosio was spotted running errands with a mystery man on TuesdayThe catwalk queen was looking fabulous in a striped sweater, cropped jeans, and metallic sneakers. Alessandra's pal carried their groceries out of the storeEver the gentleman, her pal carried their bag of groceries out of Bristol Farms for her, allowing her to remain hands free. Out and about: Alessandra and her friend were seen dining out at Nobu Malibu last month
Will Smith says he's been called the 'N-word' a handful of times but never by a 'smart person'
       
Will Smith spoke about his experiences with racism in a new podcast interview, revealing that despite being a Hollywood actor he was not immune from targeted aggression. The 52-year-old Men In Black star shared on Pod Save America Monday that he has been called 'the N-word' a handful of times in his life, but had always equated it with levels of intelligence. 'I've been called the N-word to my face probably five or six times. Fortunately for my psyche I've never been called N-word by a smart person,' he shared, before elaborating that he has found that 'less true' as he has gotten older. When it comes to his career in Hollywood, Smith has spoken in the past about not letting racism get 'power' over him.
Christine Quinn showcases her baby bump in dress while out with husband Christian Richard in LA
       
And on Tuesday, Christine Quinn was spotted showcasing her growing baby in a skintight leopard print dress and pointed black pumps during a grocery run with husband Christian Richard. And on Tuesday, Christine Quinn was spotted showcasing her growing baby in a skintight leopard print dress and pointed black pumps during a grocery run with husband Christian RichardChristine donned a knee-length dress featuring a leopard pattern, highlighting her growing midsection. On Saturday, Christine did a virtual interview from her LA home with People, where she talked about her pregnancy. Christine said Christian mentioned that his birthday was coming up and that he didn't have kids or a family to celebrate it with. So we were talking about it and I was thinking about it for a while and I was just really, really blessed that it happened pretty quickly.'
Kourtney Kardashian slips her famous curves into a sultry black one-piece to peddle Poosh products
       
Kardashian fans are just weeks away from saying goodbye to their favorite reality show family after 20 seasons. The 41-year-old stunner slipped into a slinky black swimsuit in new social media posts to drum up excitement around the 17 new items available for sale in March. The mother of three sizzles in a classic black one-piece swimsuit that emphasizes the famous curves that seem to run in her family. 'It’s @poosh March SHOP DROP Day!! 'HAPPY SHOPPING at shop.poosh.com'Goals: Kourtney sizzled in a classic black one-piece swimsuit that emphasized the famous curves that seem to run in her family'It’s @poosh March SHOP DROP Day!!
Widow of police officer shot dead by Lee Harvey Oswald dies at 92 after Covid infection
       
Marie Frances Tippit, widow to Officer J.D. Marie Frances Tippit, widow to Officer J.D. A historical marker now sits on the site where Oswald killed the officer with four shots from his handgun. Tippit, pictured, was just 39-years-old'It's such a sadness,' Tippit said in a 2003 interview, recounting the pain of losing her husband. Attorney General Robert Kennedy called Tippit and apologized for his brother taking the trip and ultimately getting her husband killed.
Macron admits France murdered top Algerian independence figure
       
French authorities previously claimed that Ali Boumendjel committed suicide in detention, a lie that his widow refused. President Emmanuel Macron has admitted for the first time that French soldiers murdered a top Algerian independence figure then covered up his death in the latest acknowledgement by Paris of its colonial-era crimes. In July last year, he tasked French historian Benjamin Stora with assessing how France has dealt with its colonial legacy. Last month, Boumendjel’s niece Fadela Boumendjel-Chitour denounced what she called the “devastating” lie the French state had told about her uncle, which had never been officially corrected. Macron also said on Tuesday that he would continue to open national archives and encouraged historians to continue researching Algeria’s independence war, which saw atrocities committed by all sides.
Maroon 5 is part of the Hot Girl gang, debuts 'Beautiful Mistakes' with Megan Thee Stallion
       
The pop group released a new single "Beautiful Mistakes" featuring Megan Thee Stallion Wednesday. Megan Thee Stallion's reply? "I know it's hard to let go, I'm the best (I'm the best) // Best you ever had and best you gon' get (Gon' get) // And if we break up, I don't wanna be friends (Be friends) // You're toxic." Megan Thee Stallion released her debut studio album "Good News" in November. Contributing: Gary Dinges, Anika Reed'I really like him': Megan Thee Stallion confirms she's dating rapper Pardison FontaineMore:Adam Levine shares whether he will return to 'The Voice'
Accused New Jersey pimp sobs after indictment on sex-trafficking charges
       
A New Jersey man accused of coercing women into prostitution by beating them and threatening their lives broke down in sobs Wednesday in a Manhattan courtroom when he learned he’d been indicted on sex-trafficking raps. However, it turns out he’s facing three counts of sex trafficking and one count of promoting prostitution — and up to 25 years in prison. McNulty read a series of vile texts Martin allegedly sent his victims. “Bitch, I promise you’ll get pistol whipped!” he allegedly wrote Dec. 14, 2020. I got a million bitches to take my bail up,” prosecutors said he wrote another woman in 2019, as Martin continued to weep uncontrollably.
Twitch backpedals after 'inclusive' term 'womxn' sparks outrage
       
Twitch has nixed its plans to revamp the spelling of “women” amid outrage from the transgender community over the questionable terminology. But Twitch’s so-called inclusive initiative angered the trans and non-binary (NB) community, which felt the term suggested that intersex people aren’t women. “Trans and NB women are WOMEN, not womxn,” fumed one detractor of the half-baked term. “With womxn you’re just separating them more, you’re not being inclusive, you’re excluding them from women.”Another tweeted, “This is in fact transphobic and really outdated. Consulting firm Bain and Company was similarly slammed after including the term “womxn” in a tweet celebrating International Women’s Day.
Alice Evans hints she learned of Ioan Gruffudd divorce from internet
       
?,” Evans, 49, captioned a screenshot of a news story about the divorce filing. In a second Instagram post, Evans appeared to imply that the “Fantastic Four” actor allegedly cheated on her. Evans also said she was fearful of 47-year-old Gruffudd’s response to the fact that she publicized the divorce filing. Alice Evans appears to claim she heard about her divorce from Ioan Gruffudd on the internet. As Page Six reported, Gruffudd filed for divorce in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday.
Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview outfit draws Wallis Simpson comparisons
       
Meghan Markle’s chic look for her upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey is being compared to an iconic portrait of fellow American Duchess Wallis Simpson on social media. It didn’t take long for Twitter to notice the striking similarities between Markle’s outfit and one worn by Simpson — for whom Prince Harry’s great-uncle King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry — in a 1936 portrait, before she became the Duchess of Windsor. In the photo, Simpson also sports a center-parted chignon and a black silk dress with a V-neckline and white floral print — albeit one that appears all over the frock instead of just on one side. Wallis Simpson poses for a 1936 portrait. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle speak during an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Miranda Kerr’s grandmother dies two weeks after grandfather’s funeral
       
Model Miranda Kerr is mourning the loss of her grandmother, who died just two weeks after her grandfather was laid to rest. Kerr, 37, took to Instagram Tuesday to announce the passing of her grandmother, affectionately known as Nan, revealing that the family matriarch died the previous Saturday. Nan there are no words to describe how grateful my heart is for you,” she began her tribute. “You will continue to live through me, our children and all our family,” Kerr added. Kerr’s grandfather was laid rest on Valentine’s Day, just 13 days before her grandmother’s death.
‘Married at First Sight’ stars Deonna and Greg Okotie welcome baby boy
       
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)“Married at First Sight” stars Deonna and Greg Okotie found love at first sight again — this time with their baby boy. The couple — who met and married on TV in 2019 — announced the birth of their first child, a son named Declan Okotie, on Wednesday. “We are so blessed and excited to welcome our baby boy, Declan, into the world,” the couple said in a statement. “We’re all healthy and doing well just happy to be home as a family of 3!”“Married at First Sight” star Deonna Okotie cradles her newborn. Greg & Deonna Okotie, Kinetic ContentIn September, Deonna and Greg announced her pregnancy — a year after their Season 9 finale aired.
Dr. Seuss books dominate Amazon’s top 10 list after ‘cancellation’
       
Dr. Seuss dominated Amazon’s top 10 bestselling list on Wednesday, one day after the publisher announced it was pulling a number of books for apparent racist undertones. Six of Dr. Seuss’ books will no longer be published due to apparent racist undertones. More of the children’s favorites flooded the entire top 50 bestselling list, accounting for 30 of the titles, the list shows. A student views Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham” during a Zoom class. Amazon’s top 50 bestselling list shows that 30 of the spots are claimed by Dr. Seuss titles.
Dr. Seuss alternatives: What children should read instead - The Washington Post
       
Dr. Seuss Enterprises, which controls Theodor Geisel’s copyrights, decided not to print more copies of six works that contain racist imagery. No one proposes treating Dr. Seuss like Woody Allen, a figure whose transgressions render his work untouchable. Everyone seems comfortable with the other 90 percent of Dr. Seuss’s books. First, some Dr. Seuss books for children contain depictions of people of color that, like his cartoons of Japanese people during World War II, are repulsive. Second, insisting that Dr. Seuss books are the alpha and omega of children’s literature shows a tiresome lack of imagination.
Alice Evans calls out Ioan Gruffudd amid divorce announcement, slams critics telling her to have 'dignity'
       
Alice Evans shared a myriad of thoughts about her divorce from husband Ioan Gruffudd and called out her critics for saying she should accept the split with "dignity." On Tuesday, she shared a post on Instagram implying that she was unaware that court documents had been filed. She mocked the critics telling her to accept the situation with dignity rather than air her grievances with her ex on social media. "Hundreds of thousands of women are abused by their own husbands in their own home but they never tell anyone," she wrote. Ha ha ha what a load of bollocks.’"CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPShe concluded: "I come here to share an experience that has all but broken me ( but won’t) and to be honest, with the x use, made me want to die).
Miss Universe competition set to air live in May
       
The Miss Universe competition is returning with a live telecast after a year and a half off the air. She was the first Black woman from South Africa to win the Miss Universe crown. 2020 ‘MISS USA,’ ‘TEEN USA’ TO AIR FROM ELVIS PRESLEY’S GRACELAND WITH COVID-19 PROTOCOLSPaula M. Shugart, the president of the Miss Universe Organization, said in a press release Wednesday that they've spent months planning a safe competition. It will follow similar guidelines as November's 2020 Miss USA competition held in Memphis. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Miss Universe competition will air in more than 160 territories and countries across the globe.
Jack Osbourne recalls the ‘rough’ year his family has endured ‘on so many levels’ due to health woes
       
Jack Osbourne and his family have endured a year of "rough" health. Then Osbourne’s mother, Sharon Osbourne, tested positive for the coronavirus in December. "He's doing good," he said at the time. Fortunately, he’s doing better and better. Fortunately, he's doing better and better every day."
Left isn't talking enough about 'mental health crisis' from coronavirus lockdowns: Tomi Lahren
       
The left has not been discussing mental health issues that were worsened during the coronavirus lockdowns, Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren said on Wednesday. "The left has not been talking about the mental health crisis that has been worsened and sustained with these lockdowns," Lahren said. But people are not talking about mental health the way that they need to be talking about it. To watch Lahren's latest episode of "No Interruption," and for more exclusive commentary, visit Fox Nation and join today. CLICK HERE TO JOIN FOX NATIONFox Nation programs are viewable on-demand and from your mobile device app, but only for Fox Nation subscribers.
Hilaria Baldwin posts cryptic messages on social media after baby announcement draws backlash
       
Hilaria Baldwin appears to be sending a message to her critics. It wasn't until Tuesday that Hilaria, 37, revealed the baby's gender and name. She later posted a lengthy quote on Instagram that discusses the power a person's mood can have on the outcome of their day. ALEC BALDWIN, HILARIA BALDWIN FACE BACKLASH OVER BABY ANNOUNCEMENT, STAR FIGHTS BACK: 'SHUT THE F--- UP'Hilaria captioned the photo, "We go high...," seemingly hinting to her followers that she's paying them no mind. In another post, the yoga expert shared a message about conscious parenting from a physician named Michelle Kenney.
Maria Bello says goodbye to 'NCIS'
       
Bello, who played Dr. Jacqueline "Jack" Sloane on "NCIS" for three seasons, said goodbye to the CBS series following her final episode that aired Tuesday night. "And that's a wrap for Jack Sloane @ncis_cbs !!! I've learned many things on this journey for the last three and a half years. I've learned that the woman I am enjoys process over product. Thank you to all of my pals at NCIS and to all of our fans.
8 Movies To Watch Before They Leave Netflix In March 2021
       
But you’ll have to act fast if you want to watch it on Netflix, as the film leaves the service along with over three dozen other movies throughout March. You’ll have to watch them in the next couple of weeks if you want to prove me wrong. And if you want to stay informed on everything joining Netflix on a weekly basis, subscribe to the Streamline newsletter. He gets a new job that might be impossible with the technology ? implanting an idea in the subconscious. Notable cast: Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd and Emma WatsonDeparture date: March 31Runtime: 1 hour, 43 minutes
Chris Evans Shares Video Of BFFs Absolutely Roasting Him On 'Captain America' Set
       
Nothing like your childhood besties absolutely roasting you to keep you grounded when the rest of the world knows you as Captain America. Chris Evans might have laid down his vibranium shield for good, but he has pulled a video from the vault to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at his early days as the first Avenger. On Wednesday, the actor posted a clip of footage on the set of 2011’s “Captain America,” where he was joined by his high school friends Zach and Jon, who he explained worked as his “assistants” on the film at the time. Apparently the job description included openly mocking Evans, as he performed a variety of stunts, with one of his friends shaking his head in disapproval after every take. “Zach got a lot of great footage,” Evans wrote alongside the video.
Lee Isaac Chung Jotted Down Some Family Memories – They Became 'Minari'
       
Lee Isaac Chung Jotted Down Some Family Memories – They Became 'Minari'Enlarge this image toggle caption Josh Ethan Johnson/A24 Josh Ethan Johnson/A24Director Lee Isaac Chung's inspiration for Minari, his semi-autobiographical film about a Korean American father who moves his family to a farm in rural Arkansas, began with a list. "I didn't set out to just write 80 [memories], but that's how many just flowed out of me in one session," Chung says. "Once I had this set of memories, I realized that there was an arc of a story there," Chung says. Although Minari began with a very personal list, its themes of family and struggle have resonated with a broader audience. On choosing "Minari" as the titleI just thought there's something so poetic about the plant [minari] as well.
Universal Orlando takes Dr. Seuss books out of gift shop, considers park changes
       
Universal Orlando has pulled some of Dr. Seuss' books from its gift shops and is contemplating further changes to the resort after it was announced that some books from the author's collection would no longer be offered due to racist and insensitive imagery. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON FOX BUSINESSThe books in question are featured at Universal's Island of Adventure theme park in an area known as Seuss Landing, according to Spectrum News. The children's area is known for having characters and attractions inspired by the world created by Dr. Seuss — born Theodor Seuss Geisel. CANCELED DR. SEUSS BOOKS SELLS FOR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ONLINEThe park's gift shop is named Mulberry Street Store, after the now discontinued book. “Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ catalog represents and supports all communities and families,” Dr. Seuss Enterprises said in a statement Tuesday.
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry ‘saddened’ by bullying allegations from palace
       
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reclaiming their narrative after the United Kingdom’s Times newspaper published a buzzy report about a bullying complaint allegedly filed from inside Kensington Palace. According to the Times, a former communications secretary to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex during their stint at Kensington reportedly alleged in 2018 that toxic behavior by Meghan forced two personal assistants to leave their positions and negatively affected another palace employee. The British newspaper report comes days before the Sussexes’ intimate conversation with TV mogul Oprah Winfrey is scheduled to air Sunday on CBS, and the timing of the leaked allegations was not lost on the duke and duchess. “Let’s just call this what it is — a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation,” the royal couple said in a statement to Britain’s Times, according to People. Advertisement“We are disappointed to see this defamatory portrayal of The Duchess of Sussex given credibility by a media outlet.
Afternoon forecast: Cloudy and mild
       
VarietyDolly Parton has written hundreds of songs over her decades-long career and it turns out her tune "Jolene" is the just right one for getting her COVID-19 vaccine.
Prince Andrew, not Meghan or Harry, should be pilloried, supporters say
       
After the American former TV actress married Prince Harry in May 2018, the employees claim they were “humiliated” by her, reduced to tears or experienced “emotional cruelty and manipulation,” the Times reported. “Sorry media, I’m not going to take a single story about Meghan Markle seriously until Prince Andrew is drop kicked into the sun,” added London-based writer Tasha Suri. In his BBC interview, Andrew vowed that he would cooperate with the investigation. “What has Harry done?”Even TV personality Piers Morgan, a fervent critic of Meghan and Harry, agreed that Andrew should lose his military titles. Actually, Andrew has faced some consequences for his Epstein debacle, though they are not likely to satisfy Meghan and Harry’s supporters.
Delafield Weissgerber's Seven Seas having memorabilia, furniture sale
       
Although Weissgerber's Seven Seas in Delafield closed at the end of 2020 after nearly four decades in business, people can still take a piece of its history with them. Seven Seas, 1807 Nagawicka Road, is holding a memorabilia and furniture sale from noon to 4 p.m. March 6 and 7, according to the restaurant's Facebook page. According to pictures attached to the post, the sale will feature Seven Seas growlers, nautical decor, such as pirate and boat figurines, and framed pictures. Linda and her late husband, Jack — whose parents opened the Golden Mast Inn in 1967 — opened Seven Seas in 1981. Seven Seas' final day of operation was Dec. 31, 2020, according to a statement on sevenseaswi.com.
Witness in Pueblo murder trial killed in Denver, but police don’t see connection
       
A witness in a Pueblo murder trial was killed in Denver last week, 10th Judicial District Attorney Jeff Chostner said Wednesday, but police do not believe her death is connected to her status as a witness. The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner on Tuesday ruled Martinez’s death a homicide. Martinez was a witness who could have testified in the ongoing murder trial of Donthe Lucas, a 28-year-old man charged with killing his pregnant girlfriend, Kelsie Schelling, 21. “We are aware of (Martinez’s) connection to that trial, but we don’t believe at this time that her death is related,” Denver police spokeswoman Christine Downs said Wednesday. His trial is ongoing in Pueblo before District Judge Thomas Flesher.
Outside entertainment: Where to see standup comedy, theater and concerts
       
The Art Heist Experience has local actors portray roles to reveal clues to the detective audience through conversations and scenes that lead the sleuths on their way (and sometimes astray with red herrings). Actors improvise with every interaction ensuring no two performances will ever be the same. The immersive theater event will be at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale Dec. 22-Jan. 10 and then at the Arsht Center in Miami Jan. 14-Jan. 31. (Art Heist Experience / Courtesy)
Wayne K. Roustan
       
Wayne K. RoustanWayne K. Roustan is a breaking news reporter for the Sun Sentinel and that includes writing, photographing and video recording stories on a wide variety of topics that affect South Florida. He has been a print and broadcast journalist for more than 35 years.
Here’s the story behind all those crazy lights in downtown Fort Lauderdale this week
       
“This is just the beginning,” says Roy Husdell, who became chief creative officer at MAD Studios two years ago after a decade in Australia, where he worked on the Vivid Sydney festival. “I’m not sure how much you are aware of the Vivid festival, but this is exactly how it started in 2009, and now it’s an international light show.”
‘The Simpsons’ renewed for Season 33 and 34 at Fox
       
“Everyone at ‘The Simpsons’ is thrilled to be renewed once more, and we are planning lots of big surprises. Homer will lose a hair, Milhouse will get contact lenses, and Bart will celebrate his tenth birthday for the thirty-third time,” Matt Groening, creator of the cartoon kingpin added in a statement.
Vanessa Bryant still perseveres after Kobe, Gigi’s death
       
Jonathan Landrum Jr.Associated PressLos Angeles — Vanessa Bryant said she is focused on “finding the light in darkness” in an emotional interview with People magazine detailing her attempts to push forward after her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gigi died in a helicopter crash early last year. Bryant said the late NBA superstar and Gigi continue to “motivate me to keep going” in the magazine’s Women Changing the World issue, which will be released Friday. Vanessa Bryant said her devotion to her daughters Natalia, Bianka and Capri have been a saving grace. “They give me strength.”On the magazine cover, Vanessa Bryant sports a Lakers jacket with Kobe’s No. Vanessa Bryant said she wants to honor her husband and daughter’s legacy by creating opportunities for young female athletes.
Bricktown hit hard by pandemic, but new restaurants are coming
       
Life is set to return to the heart of Bricktown following the closings of several long-time anchors. The warehouse district became an entertainment destination three decades ago with the opening of Spaghetti Warehouse, which was the first anchor to close in 2016. TapWerks was taken down by the pandemic and Zio’s is closed as well, though reportedly just for the winter. Bryce Thompson with CTB Group signed a lease with owners of the former TapWerks and is planning a renovation of all four floors, including the basement. It’s part of ongoing expansion for CTB Group, which operates The Patriarch and 1884 at the Railyard in Edmond and Social Capital across from downtown’s Scissortail Park.
Red Dirt Music finds a place in south OKC
       
Cory Moon took off from home with his Red Dirt Music dream and hit the road — to 12203 S Pennsylvania Ave.Red Dirt Music Academy, which he started in his home with 30 students in 2018, is settling into a commercial space he leased late last year in a deal handled by broker T. Mark McKey, with Keller Williams Commercial. It's 1,400 square feet of teaching space for lessons in guitar, drums, bass, piano, violin, ukulele, banjo, and singing. He moved from a 900-square-foot space at 8815 S Santa Fe Ave. Before that, he had about 160 square feet in a music shop in Moore. Moon, who teaches guitar, banjo and ukulele, said he operates Red Dirt Music Academy with his wife, Tabitha, and a "carefully hand-picked" team of teachers. He holds a bachelor of music degree from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, and a Masters of Leadership from Mid-America Christian University.
Mayor orders probe after women accuse homeless shelter exec
       
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday ordered an independent audit of the city’s nonprofit shelter providers after a published report described multiple sexual abuse accusations against the top executive of one of the largest providers. De Blasio also ordered the Bronx Parent Housing Network to hire an independent investigator to examine multiple sexual misconduct allegations against chief executive Victor Rivera. The report alleged Rivera also used his power to hire family members and steer contracts to close associates. “The city is hiring an outside auditing firm to review non-profit shelter providers to ensure true compliance,” de Blasio tweeted Sunday. “And we can’t stop at just shelter providers.
Jasco Products gets a $3.8-million remodel, and more Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 20, 2021
       
Jasco Products gets a $3.8-million remodel, and more Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 20, 2021
Family of victim in infamous Oklahoma murder lashes out at Netflix
       
The family of a murdered Ada woman is blaming Netflix now that both murder convictions in the infamous 1984 case have been thrown out. “It has sickened us to see what has been done over the past few years to distort, mislead and outright lie about the facts of the case,” the victim's family said Friday in a statement sent to the media. The victim, Donna Denice Haraway, disappeared from the McAnally's convenience store in Ada on April 28, 1984. The newlywed college student worked as a clerk there at night. Her remains were found more than a year later in a field near Gerty, about 30 miles away.
This Oklahoma man got out of a police car and robbed a bank minutes later
       
This Oklahoma man got out of a police car and robbed a bank minutes laterLate in the afternoon of May 12, Oklahoma City police responded to a disturbance call near the West Village Apartments at 835 W Sheridan Ave. It was around 4:34 p.m. when Brandon Scott Newberry, 39, told the responding police officer there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Muskogee County. However, the warrant was a “no extradition” warrant, so the police officer, at Newberry’s request, dropped off Newberry around 5:40 p.m. in the area of a McDonald’s at 9001 NE 23. Authorities provided the following account of Newberry's actions:Newberry wore a red University of Oklahoma sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Are you eager for this year's class reunion?
       
Are you eager for this year's class reunion? Editor's note: In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, venues and businesses might be temporarily closed. Please confirm all reunion plans. AnadarkoAnadarko High School class of 1970: Looking for classmates for a 50th reunion scheduled for Aug. 6-7. For more information, contact Rick Davis at 405-229-9931 or rick@davis-scoreboards.com; or email Donna Hanson at camcarsgram@yahoo.com.
Film fans mourn longtime 'OETA Movie Club' host B.J. Wexler
       
The iconic World War II romance "Casablanca" introduced me to Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, the classic screwball comedy "Some Like It Hot" introduced me to Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis, and the uproarious rom-com "Teacher's Pet" introduced me to Clark Gable and Doris Day. But the man who made the introductions was B.J. Wexler, the longtime host of the popular "OETA Movie Club." Every weekend for three decades, Wexler affably appeared on television screens across Oklahoma with a full bucket of fresh popcorn and a generous helping of fun facts and behind-the-scenes trivia to accompany the show's slate of classic films. Wexler died Feb. 10 at the age of 83, and the hearts of movie fans across the state broke.
OCU vocal professor Florence Birdwell, who taught Tony winners Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O'Hara, dies
       
Renowned voice professor Florence Birdwell — who mentored Tony Award winners Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O'Hara as well as hundreds of other Oklahoma City University students over nearly seven decades of teaching — died Monday. Mine is Florence Birdwell. “The Oklahoma City University community mourns the passing of a true treasure of our campus,” OCU President Martha Burger said in a statement. “Florence Birdwell’s impact is felt far beyond the studios and classrooms where she helped so many students develop their talents over her near-seven-decade career. It extends to stages and theaters around the country and world, and to the hundreds of musical careers she has helped shape.
Allied Arts: Spread the hope
       
After seeing the staggering effect the pandemic has had on Oklahoma’s cultural community, Allied Arts recently put out a call to “spread the hope.” Kicking off its 2021 annual fundraising campaign earlier this month in a virtual format, Allied Arts shared both the immense struggles and equally impressive victories arts organizations have experienced over the last year. “We at Allied Arts, and many throughout the country, embrace the theme of hope,” Deborah McAuliffe Senner, president and CEO, said in an online presentation announcing the Allied Arts 2021 Campaign Kickoff. Joined by Steve Mason, chair of the Allied Arts board, Senner stressed that ongoing community support of Allied Arts is more important than ever as COVID-19 continues to have a devastating financial impact on arts nonprofits. “The arts rely on the very thing the pandemic took away from us — people coming together,” Senner said. “As a result, the network of Allied Arts member agencies and grantees in central Oklahoma alone reported a financial loss of more than $20 million in just eight months.
Allied Arts: Spread the Hope
       
[Jana Carson]After seeing the staggering effect the pandemic has had on Oklahoma’s cultural community, Allied Arts recently put out a call to “spread the hope.” Kicking off its 2021 annual fundraising campaign earlier this month in a virtual format, Allied Arts shared both the immense struggles and equally impressive victories arts organizations have experienced over the last year. “We at Allied Arts, and many throughout the country, embrace the theme of hope,” Deborah McAuliffe Senner, president & CEO, said in an online presentation announcing the Allied Arts 2021 Campaign Kickoff. Joined by Steve Mason, chair of the Allied Arts board, Senner stressed that ongoing community support of Allied Arts is more important than ever as COVID-19 continues to have a devastating financial impact on arts nonprofits. “The arts rely on the very thing the pandemic took away from us – people coming together,” Senner said. “As a result, the network of Allied Arts member agencies and grantees in central Oklahoma alone reported a financial loss of more than $20 million in just eight months.
'Oh God,' Chickasha triple murder suspect says at first court appearance
       
'Oh God,' Chickasha triple murder suspect says at first court appearanceCHICKASHA — Triple murder suspect Lawrence Paul Anderson wept Tuesday at his first court appearance in a case that includes evidence of cannibalism. "Oh God," he said during the video arraignment. He wiped away tears with his heavily bandaged right hand and made his remark after being told he had been charged with murder. Anderson, 42, faces three counts of first-degree murder, one count of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and one count of maiming. Grady County Special Judge Regina Lowe denied bail.
Julius Jones' supporters deliver petition signatures to Oklahoma pardon and parole board urging commutation
       
Supporters of death row inmate Julius Jones marched to the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board on Thursday, delivering boxes filled with more than 6 million signatures of people who signed a Change.org petition asking that Jones' be granted clemency or that his sentence be commuted. Jones, 40, who is Black, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death in 2002 for the 1999 killing of Paul Howell, a white Edmond businessman. Jones applied to the Oklahoma Pardon & Parole Board for clemency in 2019. He has maintained his innocence and a groundswell of support for him has emerged over the last several years, both in Oklahoma and nationwide. Faith leaders, stars in the entertainment arena and high profile athletes have spoken out or sent letters urging state leaders to grant him clemency.
Videos show OKC police officer fatally shot fleeing Black man in back
       
Newly released videos of a deadly police shooting show an Oklahoma City police sergeant firing the fatal shot from a distance as the Black man ran from officers in a parking lot. Clifford Holman, 36, is charged with first-degree manslaughter for shooting Bennie Edwards in the back on Dec. 11. The shooting came months after video of the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minnesota brought an ongoing national reckoning over issues of race and the role of police in society. It sparked more protests in Oklahoma City and calls for the firing of Police Chief Wade Gourley.
In a new series, TCM takes a look at ‘problematic’ classics
       
Loving classic films can be a fraught pastime. Just consider the cultural firestorm over “Gone With the Wind” this past summer. This summer, amid the Black Lives Matter protests, the channel’s programmers and hosts decided to do something about it. ET with none other than “Gone With the Wind.”“We know millions of people love these films,” said TCM host Jacqueline Stewart, who is participating in many of the conversations. She knows first-hand the tension of loving films that also contain racial stereotypes.
Jeanise Jones, beloved babysitter from "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" shared in the movie's success with Golden Globes cameo
       
Jeanise Jones, beloved babysitter from "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" shared in the movie's success with Golden Globes cameoSacha Baron Cohen's "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" was one of the Golden Globes' big winners and fans of the film may have recognized one of the movie's breakout stars on Sunday's televised awards show. Jeanise Jones of Oklahoma City, the "church lady" who unwittingly landed a role in the hit satirical comedy, was shown in a brief segment that she filmed at her church especially for the Golden Globes. The movie's producers asked Jones to tape a virtual introduction for the film, which won two of Golden Globes. Cohen, who portrayed the film's title character "Borat," won the Golden Globe award for best actor in a musical or comedy and the movie also won the Golden Globe for best motion picture, musical or comedy.
OU recruiting director and Tulsa assistant coach are college football's power couple. Meet Team Hanson
       
Zach and Annie Hanson sat on the floor in their kitchen and ate eggs out of a plastic to-go container. They didn’t have any furniture in their dinky off-campus condo, so the kitchen floor was as good a place as any to sit and eat. They were just starting their careers in college football — yes, both of them — so eggs from the cafeteria were just fine, too. “Someday,” Zach said that night, “we’re gonna look back and laugh at this and think this is all part of the journey.”Five years later, the Hansons do laugh about it.
The Oklahoman's Readers' Choice Awards: View the winners
       
The Oklahoman recently celebrated the best our community has to offer during the 2019 Readers' Choice Awards ceremony. From bars and restaurants to local shopping and entertainment, visit our contest page to find out more about this year's honorees.
OKC Mayor David Holt and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti teaming up to discuss influential Oklahoma artist Ed Ruscha and 4 more Oklahoma entertainment headlines you need to know
       
OKC Mayor David Holt and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti teaming up to discuss influential Oklahoma artist Ed Ruscha and 4 more Oklahoma entertainment headlines you need to knowRuscha's legacy and the exhibits will be the subject of a virtual panel discussion set for 3 p.m. Friday with panelists to include the curators of both exhibitions, Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Longtime Ruscha enthusiasts, Mayors Holt and Garcetti will speak to Ruscha’s connections to their communities, both of which the artist has called home. Alexandra Schwartz, co-curator of the "Ed Ruscha: OKLA" exhibition at Oklahoma Contemporary, and Kirsten Olds, a contributor to the exhibit’s catalog, will examine Ruscha’s work as interpreted in Oklahoma Contemporary exhibition. The two landmark exhibitions explore the lasting influence of Oklahoma on the career of Ruscha, a longtime Los Angeles-based artist who has become known as the "King of California Cool." As previously reported, "OK/LA," which closes Sunday, features the work of six friends and former Oklahomans who left the state in the late 1950s for Los Angeles: Ruscha, his younger brother Paul Ruscha, Patrick Blackwell, Joe Goode, Jerry McMillan and Mason Williams.
How Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has remained the ultimate lingerie inspiration
       
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was always destined for supermodel status. When she first appeared on the fashion scene back in 2003, aged just 16, she immediately landed a Levi’s commercial. All of those are high profile gigs for any model, but what really elevated Rosie to superstar status was Victoria’s Secret. Her decision to leave the brand in 2011 might have put an end to her image as a lingerie model. Instead, she launched a career as a lingerie mogul, collaborating with Marks & Spencer on a collection of premium bras, knickers and camisoles under the label ‘Rosie for Autograph’.
Piers Morgan attacks Emily Ratajkowski following nude pregnancy shot
       
Piers Morgan has attacked celebrities who pose naked whilst pregnant, after model Emily Ratajkowski shared a nude photograph of herself on Instagram. “Just to show what a naked pregnant woman looks like.”Co-host Susanna Reid replied: “She's a model, isn't she? Of the naked, pregnant, famous person doing it just for clicks? Read our privacy notice INDY/ LIFE Newsletter Be inspired with the latest lifestyle trends every week Thanks for signing up to the INDY/LIFE newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. I'm naked and pregnant…but please respect my privacy'.”“Each individual pregnant woman has the right to do that!”, said Reid in response.
WandaVision: Scarlet Witch name reveals hints at tragic comic book storyline
       
We may earn commission from some of the links in this article, but we never allow this to influence our content. White Vision’s introduction doesn’t spell good news for Wanda (Marvel Studios)In the comics, he is made by rogue US government agents and clashes with Wanda after her full transformation into Scarlet Witch. Read our privacy notice Independent Culture Newsletter The best in film, music TV & radio straight to your inbox every week Thanks for signing up to the Independent Culture newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. It’s worth noting that the big villain behind the creation of White Vision is Immortus, a character also known as Kang the Conqueror. His plot involves using Scarlet Witch to become the "absolute master of time", which ties into her inclusion in 2022 film Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.
Capone: Netflix users issue warning about ‘terrible’ Tom Hardy gangster film
       
Netflix subscribers are being left thoroughly shocked by how bad Capone actually is. The streaming service added the 2020 film starring Tom Hardy to its library last week, with many of the actor’s fans flocking to watch it. However, these people are now issuing warnings on social media to fellow subscribers who might think the film is worth their time. The film, in which Hardy plays Al Capone, is being heavily criticised by viewers, with one several people calling it “the worst film [they’ve] ever seen”. Read our privacy notice Independent Culture Newsletter The best in film, music TV & radio straight to your inbox every week Thanks for signing up to the Independent Culture newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent.
Cat Deeley looks effortlessly stylish as she and son Milo buy flowers out while shopping in London
       
She and husband Patrick Kielty moved back from Los Angeles with their two young boys at the end of last year. And on Wednesday, Cat Deeley looked effortlessly stylish in jeans and a pea coat as she and son Milo, five, picked up flowers while out grocery shopping in Hampstead, London. Cat also has a son named James, two, and she shares both children with her TV presenter husband, Patrick. The couple lived happily in Los Angeles for over 14 years. The insider added that both Cat and Patrick were 'more than ready for this' as they dream of raising their children in the UK.
Machine Gun Kelly gets his stolen Aston Martin returned while filming shirtless outside his LA home
       
Megan Fox's boyfriend Machine Gun Kelly was hard at work on Tuesday as he filmed an upcoming project in Los Angeles. The 30-year-old Tickets To My Downfall singer flashed his tattooed torso and a pair of Calvin Klein briefs while walking with two cameramen outside his home. While filming, the rockstar received a highly anticipated delivery — the return of his purple Aston Martin, valued at $200,000 — which is now back in his possession after it was stolen in December. The car was stolen right from his driveway in December, and was found a week later by LAPD officers who saw the car speed by them while on patrol. 'I got a call from the new owner of Valley Vista...she called me up and she said, 'Jeff, we got a problem, do you know how to rewind the cameras...because Machine Gun Kelly's car got stolen in his driveway - his Aston Martin',' Lewis shared.
Meghan and Harry 'victims of calculated smear campaign' following Kensington Palace bullying claims
       
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have said they are the victims of a calculated smear campaign following allegations Meghan faced a bullying complaint during her time at Kensington Palace. The Times newspaper has reported that the complaint was made in October 2018 by Jason Knauf who was then the Sussexes' communications secretary. The allegations coms just days before Meghan and Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey is due to be aired. In clips promoting the interview, Winfrey asks Meghan if she was "silent or silenced", with the duchess's answer not revealed. In response to a comment by the duchess, Winfrey asks: "Almost unsurvivable.
Bradley Cooper carries three-year-old daughter Lea De Seine during chilly New York City walk
       
Bradley Cooper was spotted taking a stroll with his three-year-old child Lea De Seine on Wednesday morning. Quality time: Bradley Cooper was spotted taking a stroll with his three-year-old daughter Lea De Seine in New York City on WednesdayThe Oscar-winner stayed warm with a fitted black hoodie, keeping the hood over his head to avoid any winter chills. The A Star Is Born actor made sure to protect himself and others from the coronavirus by wearing a black face mask. When I’m with my daughter, I’m 100 percent a mother, and when she’s with her dad, he’s 100 percent her dad. When I’m with my daughter, I’m 100 percent a mother, and when she’s with her dad, he’s 100 percent her dad.
Sofia Vergara wins another legal victory in years-long battle with ex Nick Loeb over frozen embryos
       
Sofia Vergara won another legal battle against her ex-fiance Nick Loeb in a years-long custody battle over frozen embryos. Loeb even attempted to establish trusts for the embryos, according to TMZ, as he fought 'tooth and nail for permission to bring the embryos to term.' Winner winner: Sofia Vergara won another legal battle against her ex-fiance Nick Loeb in a years-long custody battle over frozen embryos; seen in 2014Just last month, Loeb lost yet another legal battle in his fight to obtain legal custody over their frozen embryos after a Louisiana appeals court ruled in favor of the Modern Family star. In California, which is where the embryos were frozen, they are referred to as products. As part of the Louisiana lawsuit, Vergara was sued by her two frozen embryos.
Counting On's Justin Duggar, 18, shares first kiss EVER with wife Claire, 20, at 100+ person wedding
       
Teenage groom Justin Duggar has shared a sneak peek at his first kiss with his new wife, Claire Spivey. Teenage groom Justin Duggar has shared a sneak peek at his first kiss with his new wife, Claire SpiveyNever been kissed! It's unclear if Justin's wedding to Claire will be shown on the next season of the show. It's unclear if Justin's wedding to Claire will be shown on the next season of Counting On on TLCWhat health crisis? Both the Duggar family and Justin's future in-laws marked the occasion on Instagram.
Look away Ben Affleck! Ana de Armas kisses a handsome man for FIRST Estee Lauder commercial
       
Ana de Armas debuted in her very first Estee Lauder commercial for the fragrance Beautiful Magnolia after being named the new 'global ambassador' of the beauty brand. Dreamy shoot: Ana de Armas debuted in her very first Estee Lauder commercial for the fragrance Beautiful Magnolia after being named the new 'global ambassador' of the beauty brand. Ana was unveiled as the new face of Estee Lauder last week, a company that Kendall Jenner and Elizabeth Hurley have been linked to in the past. 'Behind The Scenes with Estee Lauder Global Brand Ambassador Ana de Armas Lights, camera, action! 'I am thrilled to be joining the Estee Lauder family.
Wife 'stabbed husband to death, hid body under a mattress then joined search effort'
       
Janet Winbush, 50, is charged in Allegheny County with criminal homicide and abuse of a corpse in the death of 53-year-old Deric Davis. During that time, Davis' wife actively helped search for him. Authorities said the smell of a decaying body prompted them to look under the mattress, where they found the victim's body stuffed in garbage bags wrapped with duct tape. Winbush described everything that happened after that as 'a blur' and she had no idea how Davis' body ended up outside. Authorities allege that she tried to cover up her involvement in the death by calling area hospitals to aid in the search.
Former Rep. Katie Hill's case against her ex-husband will go to trial
       
Disgraced former Rep. Katie Hill is seeking a restraining order to ban her ex-husband Kenny Heslep from revealing photos and information about her. 'While I considered filing a restraining order many times over the years, I was always afraid doing so would simply make matters worse. 'At this point, I am finally seeking a restraining order because I am afraid that he will not give up until I am dead.' 'I never choked Ms. Hill or put my hands on her during sex or at any other time,' he declared. 'I am a private person…I only appear in one interview to defend myself several months ago after Ms. Hill's book came out making outlandish accusations against me.
Cuomo holds his first COVID briefing for more than a week amid sexual harassment claims
       
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo finally reappeared before the public on Wednesday after 'hiding' for more than a week amid claims he sexually harassed three women. It's unclear if he plans to take questions on either the nursing home scandal or the sexual harassment scandal which has erupted last week. Before today, Cuomo, 63, had not been seen at a public event on February 24. His last briefing where he took questions was on February 22On February 25, Cuomo dialed into the virtual governors' meeting with President Joe Biden. She says he asked if he could kiss herPhotos taken in September 2016 show New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, 63, getting cozy with his closest aide Melissa DeRosa, 38, at dinner.
Mujeres Mariachi
       
You can, and should, watch the full 1989 KQED concert here:* * * * *And what about current mujeres mariachi? Mariachi DivasThis is the first all-female mariachi group both to be nominated for a Grammy Award and to win one. * * * * *Mariachi Flor de ToloacheA mariachi fusion ensemble out of New York City that also has a Grammy nomination as well as a win under their belt, Mariachi Flor De Toloache takes its name from nightshade, a plant associated with mysticism. Ungrateful woman, don’t tell me that you adore me,I can tell that your lipsHave nothing more to offerThis mouth of mine. Ungrateful woman, don’t tell me that you love me,You have no respect for what I say,Even though my kisseshave often thrilled you.
New Day Cafe: Wednesday Whimsy
       
Good morning, Cafe! Like I need more nutty going on, between my own and that of the resident House Panther! On Twitter recently, I ranted about the fact that drugs are now using theme songs in their tv adverts. Why in the great blue hell, does a drug (for which we need a visit to the doctor and an Rx) need a freakin’ theme song?? Currently, Applebee’s is using a song I really like for their business.
West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy Daily Special, Smothered Benedict Wednesdays
       
Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, Kayleigh McEnany is called out for her Capitol Riot lies. Then, on the rest of the menu, the GAO reported the 2020 census for redrawing congressional districts has been 'compromised' following Trump's attacks; the more contagious Brazilian virus variant has emerged in Oregon; and, former Georgia NAACP field secretary, Urban League head and Clinton adviser, Vernon Jordan, has died at age eighty-five. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam. Bon Appétit! The Netroots Radio Live Player
No wedge issue too stupid or racist for Republicans, as Dr. Seuss flap shows
       
Only two characters in 50 Seuss books were depicted as Black, and those were a laundry list of stereotypes of “primitive” Africans. According to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, as he objected to an expansion of voting rights, “First, they outlaw Dr. Seuss and now they want to tell us what to say.”Nobody outlawed Dr. Seuss. But—gasp—Vice President Kamala Harris did say nice things about Seuss in a 2017 tweet, so she’s in trouble now. After a Virginia school system similarly moved to deemphasize Seuss in its celebration of Read Across America Day, claims spread like wildfire that it had “banned” Seuss. Millions of copies of these books remain in circulation, of course, and predictably, sales of these and other Seuss books spiked after the announcement, with people rushing to show that by gum yes they do embrace things that are hurtful and wrong.
Insurrectionist With His Own IMDb Page Says Getting Gassed Felt Like Being A Jew In Nazi Germany
       
And I literally thought I was getting gassed to death like I was in Nazi Germany, a Jew getting gassed to death. Coffee told agents that he, "did not engage in any type of physical confrontations with the police while at the Capitol Building," according to the complaint. According to the complaint, Coffee told agents that he departed Dallas in a truck on Jan. 4 and arrived in Washington D.C. on the night of Jan. 5. (snip) Regarding the events on the Capitol, Coffee says “I was ready to die last night. And I literally thought I was getting gassed to death like I was in Nazi Germany, a Jew getting gassed to death.
FOX Staffers Now See The Handwriting On The Wall With Kayleigh McEnany Hire (Mini Goebbels).
       
Fox propaganda finally got around to hiring Trump Sycophant and Liar Kayeigh McEnany, and the grunts at Fox are not happy. And it appears that only maybe now those who work in the trenches at Fox have realized it’s a propaganda outfit? There is more:“It’s upsetting,” a current Fox News staffer lamented to The Daily Beast. Yeah, the management and the opinion people at Fox were bad, but there were others who still believed in facts...blah, blah, blah. And all the people who worked for Fox knew that it was a propaganda outfit long before Trump showed up.
HBO’s docuseries Allen v. Farrow: A shameful, vindictive, McCarthyite attack on filmmaker Woody Allen
       
Allen v. Farrow purports to be an investigation into the 1992 incident. Allen v. Farrow (HBO)There are no new facts in the first two episodes of Allen v. Farrow and virtually no impartial, objective or genuine probing. None of these facts has deterred the American media from almost universally showering praise on Allen v. Farrow. The genesis of Allen v. Farrow is as shabby as the final result itself. Allen v. Farrow is a shameful, vindictive, McCarthyite attack.
'Coming 2 America': Arsenio Hall ready to share Eddie Murphy spotlight
       
Arsenio Hall gets how fans revere 1988's "Coming to America." The Zamunda-set sequel brings Murphy, 59, and Hall, 65, back in a variety of now-iconic roles. The first time I got a call from Beyoncé’s office, she was having a 'Coming to America' party, dressing as the characters. But longtime friend Murphy (Hall is godfather to the comedian's oldest daughter, Bria) started thinking about a second movie four years ago, throwing ideas out to Hall. Continuing the tradition of multiple characters, Hall plays Semmi while also disappearing into roles as barber Morris, the flamboyant Rev.
Miss Universe competition will return in May after a year and half delay
       
Associated PressNEW YORK— After a year and a half, the Miss Universe competition will return with a live telecast on May 16. The 69th Miss Universe event will be held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in Hollywood, Florida. Paula M. Shugart, the president of the Miss Universe Organization, said in a press release Wednesday that they’ve spent months planning a safe competition. It will follow similar guidelines as November’s 2020 Miss USA competition held in Memphis. The Miss Universe competition will air in more than 160 territories and countries across the globe.
Rebel Wilson’s ex Jacob Busch sends birthday wishes
       
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Isn’t it romantic? Rebel Wilson’s ex-boyfriend Jacob Busch took to Instagram to wish the actress a happy 41st birthday. “Happy Birthday @rebelwilson,” Busch, an heir to Anheuser-Busch, captioned a photo of him with Wilson on his Instagram Story. The Aussie actress — who recently lost more than 60 pounds — began dating the businessman before the coronavirus pandemic hit. They made their red carpet debut at Prince Albert‘s Planetary Health Gala in Monaco in September 2020.
Is Van Jones perfect for Kim Kardashian?
       
While Van Jones and Kim Kardashian dating rumors have fans in a tizzy, Page Six dives into the newly single Kim’s love life. Could the CNN host be her next boyfriend, or possibly Brad Pitt, who is the middle of a bitter divorce? Find out Page Six’s juicy picks, including former New York Giants player Victor Cruz, in this episode of “Boo Predictor.”Subscribe to our YouTube!
Vanessa Bryant pushes through ‘unimaginable’ pain for her daughters
       
“My girls help me smile through the pain,” Vanessa, 38, told People. “They give me strength.”Vanessa — who is mom to surviving daughters Bianka, 4, Capri, 1, and college-bound Natalia, 18 — said that some days are more challenging than others. “I can’t say that I’m strong every day,” Vanessa told the magazine’s “Women Changing the World” issue. “I can’t say that there aren’t days when I feel like I can’t survive to the next.”Vanessa said she gets up every day and pushes forward through “unimaginable” pain. “But getting out of bed and pushing forward is going to make the day better for my girls and for me.
Rachel Lindsay: Put ‘Bachelor’ on pause until controversy gets resolved
       
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Rachel Lindsay wants Bachelor Nation to take a pause amid the controversy swirling around the franchise. Lindsay, who was the first black “Bachelorette,” said producers need to take a break to “figure things out” after host Chris Harrison stepped away from the series for defending current contestant Rachael Kirkconnell in light of her past racist actions. How have you fixed them coming into a new season? Lindsay — who interviewed Harrison when he made the controversial remarks —previously said that she was planning to leave the franchise in the wake of everything happening. The show’s producers defended Lindsay, but it may be too little too late — for everyone involved.
The battle for Sofía Vergara and Nick Loeb’s embryos may finally be over
       
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Sofía Vergara has won yet another legal round against former fiancé Nick Loeb over custody of the exes’ frozen embryos. Loeb and Vergara split in 2014. But Loeb then launched a years-long legal battle in multiple states over two frozen embryos from the couple’s 2013 IVF treatments. Loeb’s attorney, Jalesia McQueen, told Page Six that they’ll appeal to the Louisiana Supreme Court. But Vergara’s legal team then subsequently filed papers seeking to block St. Louis-based McQueen from further representing him in the Louisiana case.
Elle King is pregnant, expecting baby with fiancé after two losses
       
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Singer Elle King is pregnant after previously suffering two “very big losses.”On Wednesday, King, 31, made the joyful announcement on Instagram alongside a trio of photos of her with fiancé Dan Tooker. “You see, this miracle baby comes after two very big losses,” the “Another You” performer continued. But the sun always rises, and I never really let go to let the universe decide when I was ready. I remember every pregnancy announcement felt like a dagger to me.”She encouraged others to not give up hope. King, whose father is comedian Rob Schneider, and Tooker, a tattoo artist, got engaged last October after a year of dating.
Liberal journalists, pundits delete fawning Cuomo tweets, backtrack on unified pandemic praise
       
"All of a sudden, I love Governor Cuomo, his soothing Queens accent, his stories about his dad Mario," Jong-Fast wrote in March 2020. Cillizza wrote last year, "Andrew Cuomo said he'll never run for president. On Monday he published a feature headlined, "Andrew Cuomo is trying to stall on sexual harassment allegations. After mocking the governor’s multiple scandals, Noah winked at the fact that he once considered himself a "Cuomosexual." "According to experts, Governor Cuomo has been officially deemed bad by all the experts, even though he was good just a few short weeks ago.
33 years later, Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall return to Zamunda
       
When Eddie Murphy made the original “Coming to America,” he was, almost indisputably, the funniest man in America. The ’80s, Murphy says, are “all a blur.”“I was so young, all this stuff was happening. “Now I take nothing for granted and appreciate everything.”Thirty-three years after “Coming to America,” Murphy and Hall have returned to Zamunda. At the barbershop, where Murphy and Hall also reprise their characters, the conversation bounces from Teslas to transgender people. Eddie Murphy stars in COMING 2 AMERICA Courtesy of Amazon Studios“This is the only movie I’ve ever done that had a cult following,” says Murphy.
Tonywatch: Elizabeth Stanley seeks ‘healing and connection’
       
Elizabeth Stanley appears during a performance of "Jagged Little Pill" in New York. (Matthew Murphy/Vivacity Media Group via AP)Elizabeth Stanley appears during a performance of "Jagged Little Pill" in New York. (Matthew Murphy/Vivacity Media Group via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — A short time after Broadway shut down last year, Elizabeth Stanley went on a tiny rescue mission. She was offered a chance to get back into her dressing room at the Broadhurst Theatre — home of her musical “Jagged Little Pill” — and to grab anything she needed. “She wants us to be a story about healing and connection,” says Stanley.
In a new series, TCM takes a look at ‘problematic’ classics
       
FILE - This April 11, 2019 file photo shows Jacqueline Stewart at the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival - Opening Night Gala for "When Harry Met Sally" in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)FILE - This April 11, 2019 file photo shows Jacqueline Stewart at the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival - Opening Night Gala for "When Harry Met Sally" in Los Angeles. Turner Classic Movies is launching a new series, “Reframed Classics,” which promises wide-ranging discussions about 18 culturally significant films from the 1920s through the 1960s. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)Loving classic films can be a fraught pastime. The classic film podcast “ You Must Remember This ” has an excellent series about the controversial movie and how it came to be.
Jack Harlow: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
       
Jack Harlow: Tiny Desk (Home) ConcertThe Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. Jack Harlow's Tiny Desk (home) concert feels like the arrival of a rap superstar. His set, however, is the first time he's relied solely on live instrumentation to bring his songs to life. For this turn at the Tiny Desk, Harlow, his band and some background singers deliver a megamix of highlights from the album.
3rd man accuses a Chicago activist priest of sexual abuse
       
Rodney King in Los Angeles, 2012. “Since Rodney King, LAPD has just gotten slicker. Flames roar from a Thrifty Drug store in the Crenshaw area of Los Angeles on 29 April 1992. Smoke rises from a shopping center burned by rioters in Los Angeles on 30 April 1992. Recent data has repeatedly shown that LAPD officers stop and search Black and Latino residents at significantly higher rates than white residents.
Alamo Drafthouse theater chain files for Chapter 11 amid pandemic woes
       
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the quirky theater chain known for its craft beer and strict no-texting policy, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This does not mean Alamo Drafthouse is going out of business. “More importantly, it will position Alamo Drafthouse to return to growth and continue executing on its long-term strategic vision,” the chain said. AdvertisementHowever, three theaters will permanently close: Alamo Drafthouse Ritz in Austin, and locations in Kansas City, Mo., and New Braunfels, Texas. On Tuesday, Alamo Drafthouse said its theaters will continue to require masks and social-distancing measures for its patrons, despite Texas Gov.
UTA acquires U.K.-based Echo Location Talent Agency, expands music roster
       
United Talent Agency on Wednesday said it acquired London-based Echo Location Talent Agency, expanding its client roster to include popular electronic music artists Marshmello and Diplo. Echo represents hundreds of electronic and hip-hop music artists. On Wednesday, Beverly Hills-based UTA initially named more than 20 of Echo’s artists, including Bugzy Malone and Alesso, that will join its international roster “among many others.” UTA represents music artists including Bad Bunny, the Jonas Brothers and deadmau5. In 2018, UTA acquired Circle Talent Agency, a significant move in the electronic music space. Several agencies are expanding into areas such as sports and music as the studios consolidate and change the way they compensate artists.
Review: Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley can barely save themselves, much less ‘Chaos Walking’
       
Aside from being annoying, depressing and repulsive, “Chaos Walking” has a lot going for it. Plus, it stars Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley, who are smart and watchable, and the movie does get better as it goes along. Todd (Holland, also of “Cherry”) is part of a human settlement, where the thoughts of every man can be heard by other men. My name is Todd Hewitt.” Holland has to say that about a hundred times over the course of the movie. Starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley.
See the moment McKinney resident Zae Romeo got a coveted four-chair turn on ‘The Voice’
       
Zae Romeo had a rough childhood, growing up in McKinney. The 21-year-old was in foster care with several families before he and his three siblings were adopted when he was six. But things are looking up for Romeo, who appeared on the two-part premiere of NBC’s The Voice last night, and wowed judges with his rendition of Harry Styles’ “Falling.”His performance netted a rare and coveted four-chair turn, with every judge vying for the singer. “The performance was phenomenal and it touched me,” coach Nick Jonas said. Romeo’s feat was only the second time this season that a contestant has won such praise with a four-chair turn.
In Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's 'The Island,' two men starved for freedom resist being crushed by apartheid
       
In Sophocles' tragedy, Antigone is punished for burying the body of her late brother after a civil war, in defiance of the law. Her fate is a living death shut up in a cave, not far from what Winston and John already suffer. Winston calls the kind, garrulous John the man with the ideas; Robinson's musical voice makes those riffs entertaining. For countless prisoners of apartheid in the Robben Island prison, the notion of freedom truly was an impossible dream. WATCH ONLINEMilwaukee Chamber Theatre's production of "The Island" can be seen online through March 28.
John McGivern is working on a new TV show about Midwestern 'Main Streets'
       
Milwaukee actor-entertainer John McGivern is working on a new television show that sounds a lot like the one he used to do for Milwaukee public TV — but expanded to the whole upper Midwest. "Around the Corner With John McGivern," the entertainer's popular show for Milwaukee PBS, focused solely on neighborhoods in Milwaukee and around Wisconsin. Produced with Plum Media of Milwaukee, the first season of "John McGivern's Main Streets" will have 13 episodes. As with "Around the Corner," McGivern will talk with local leaders and community members about the history, attractions and flavors of each of his subject destinations. In December, McGivern confirmed that "Around the Corner," which had aired on Milwaukee PBS for nine seasons, was not being renewed for new episodes.
‘Chaos Walking’: When everyone’s thoughts can be heard by everyone, it’s a pain in the ears
       
We’re just a few minutes into the misguided, nails-on-chalkboard dystopian thriller “Chaos Walking” when we start thinking: If they were showing this movie on a plane, I’d be looking for a parachute. ‘Chaos Walking’: 1.5 out of 4 CST_ CST_ CST_ CST_ CST_ CST_ CST_ CST_ Lionsgate presents a film directed by Doug Liman and written by Patrick Ness and Christopher Ford, based on Ness’ book “The Knife of Never Letting Go.” Rated PG-13 (for violence and language). For poor Viola, she finds herself pursued like a fugitive by a bunch of men whose every thought she can hear. He helps Viola escape the village and they set out for Farbranch, a remote and peaceful settlement populated by men, women and children, how about that! “Chaos Walking” has been in development for nearly a decade, with a number of prominent screenwriters reportedly taking a whack at a script over the years.
5 things to do this week: ‘The Mineola Twins,’ Jenny Conlee, and ‘Protocol’
       
The comedic play centers on a pair of twins who use mistaken identity to explore culture wars from the 1950s to the 1990s. One twin is “good” the other “evil.” One actor plays both parts and sometimes switches between them in the same scene. This is Profile Theatre’s first stab at producing a play featuring real-time performances during the pandemic. The production is conducted by performance program director Michael Pratt and directed by former Portland Opera general director Christopher Mattaliano. LC- The OregonianJenny Conlee of The DecemberistsConlee is a special guest on American folk singer Gaelynn Lea’s upcoming “Sunday Sessions” YouTube concert series.
Search suspended for 6-year-old James Hutchinson due to high river levels
       
Middletown Police Chief David Birk said the search for the body of 6-year-old James Hutchinson was suspended Wednesday due to high river levels. Police say James was dumped into the Ohio River near Lawrenceburg, Indiana after he was killed by his mother, Brittany Gosney. In nearby Cincinnati, the Ohio River rose to its minor flood stage Tuesday. Forecasters predict the river will drop below the minor flood stage late Saturday. On Saturday night, Gosney and her boyfriend drove James' body to the river and threw it in, according to police reports.
'Off to prison party' driver gets more than 5 years for crash that seriously injured 2 teens
       
Fox 19 Digital StaffA Hamilton woman charged in a crash that injured two teens was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty in January. The crash occurred around 3 a.m. on May 6, 2020, at Ohio 4 and Symmes Road in Fairfield. Samantha Harvey, 51, was charged with four counts of aggravated vehicular assault and three counts of operating a vehicle under the influence with a marijuana specification. In February, friends of Harvey planned a “Sending Samantha off to Prison Party,” which was canceled by the local pub where it was planned. The victims, Edgewood High School students Caila Nagel and Savannah Schlueter, were badly injured in the crash.
Review: High school student sparks rebellion in Poehler's 'Moxie'
       
Adam GrahamDetroit News Film CriticA high school student experiences her political awakening — or her awokening, if you will — in "Moxie," a spirited coming of age story about finding your voice and letting it be heard. Hadley Robinson stars as Vivian Carter, a 16-year-old at a California high school who takes a decidedly '90s approach to sticking it to the man: she anonymously starts publishing a zine which catches fire among the student body at Rockport High. Before she knows it, she's leading a movement, and she swiftly experiences the highs and lows of teenage revolution. "Moxie" is a bit messy and rough around the edges — Schwarzenegger's character is underdeveloped, as is the asleep-at-the-wheel high school principal, played by Marcia Gay Harden — but it's got a lot of spunk, and it proudly takes on more weighty issues than your average high school movie. agraham@detroitnews.com@grahamorama'Moxie'GRADE: BRated PG-13: for thematic elements, strong language and sexual material, and some teen drinkingRunning time: 111 minutesOn Netflix
Canal-side restaurant Coriander Kitchen and Farm returns Saturday in its latest incarnation
       
Now that an ongoing renovation is complete, canal-side restaurant Coriander Kitchen and Farm is reopening Saturday in the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood with outdoor dining and carryout service. Located just off the Detroit river in a former marina, Coriander is a project from chef Alison Heeres and farmer Gwen Meyer, who cultivates produce from Coriander's farm nearby on Scott street. Coriander was open in 2020 for canal-side outdoor dining. Coriander is in the same complex as Detroit River Sports. Coriander Kitchen and Farm, 14601 Riverside in Detroit, is open 3:30-7:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
Opinion: Film studio plan is worth pursuing for OKC
       
One unknown that accompanied construction of Oklahoma City’s new convention center was what would happen with the building it is replacing, the Cox Convention Center. The city council approved a lease agreement with Prairie Surf Media, an Oklahoma production company that launched earlier this year and plans to use the Cox Center as a film studio. After obtaining the council’s approval in September to begin marketing the Cox center, Prairie Surf co-founders Matt Payne and Rachel Cannon started putting out feelers with several companies including Amazon and Disney. “We’re hoping to win more business for the sound stages within the next several weeks,” Payne said. As The Oklahoman’s Steve Lackmeyer has chronicled, plans are to convert the $1.3 million-square-foot building into a studio with several sound stages.
Steven Moore: After 40 years, Mitch Rutledge has paid his debt to society
       
Well, it turns out there is a real life "Red" Redding, the character played by Morgan Freeman. He was guilty of his crime: a murder he committed as a teenager in a drug operation. But so many people who have interacted with Mitchell Rutledge in prison see the similarities in character with Red. His story was widely publicized in 1983 by a Time magazine profile of individuals in prison on death row. Folsom and his wife went to visit Rutledge on many occasions.
Opinion: With OKC arts fest, later date is better than none at all
       
Oklahoma City didn’t get to enjoy the Festival of the Arts last year — the COVID-19 pandemic saw to that. Thus, it’s good to hear that the festival is set to return in 2021. Peter Dolese, who heads the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, acknowledged that the festival is “a rite of spring” but that it also is “a rite of Oklahoma City.” He's right. The first Festival of the Arts was held 55 years ago, and the only other cancellation came in 1995 following the Oklahoma City bombing. “I don’t know how to describe how weird it feels,” Dolese said of the June date.
Point of View: History-making art exhibition
       
Last week, I had a sneak peek of what I’m willing to go on record as saying is the most important art exhibition in the history of Oklahoma. Ed Ruscha: OKLA opened at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center this week and will be on view through July 5. Ruscha is known for employing the “concrete word” in a variety of formats, from film to large-scale oil paintings. His work is appreciated for its sense of humor but a lightness that is never snarky, never rude and never sarcastic. Why is this one the most important in the history of Oklahoma?
Discover Oklahoma: Stafford museum is a space for exploration
       
So, it comes to no surprise my admiration and appreciation of the Stafford Air & Space Museum in Weatherford. The first exhibit leading the way in the new expansion is a full-size replica of the Apollo Lunar Module. It is combined with an Apollo Command Service Module, which hangs above it. Next to the Lunar Module, is a full-size astronaut representing Neil Armstrong. But the spacesuit on the mannequin is the same one used by Ryan Gosling in the film “First Man.” Currently the Stafford Air & Space Museum is the only one that has both full-size replicas of the Command Service Module and the Lunar Module.
Lyric Theatre is performing its entire 2021 season outside due to COVID-19 - find out what shows OKC's largest professional theater is staging
       
And I think it was great seeing the audiences feel comfortable and have a moment a joy just knowing they were outside seeing theater and then investing in a play again. "So, it's worth it to do this extra work to actually have live performances, but it is a lot of extra work. Dallas-based performer Denise Lee will present her new one-woman show, "Denise Lee: Pressure Makes Diamonds," as the opener for Lyric Theatre's 2021 season. [Photo provided]When and where does the new season start? Lyric will embark on its 2021 season "under the stars" March 24-April 3 on the Myriad Gardens Water Stage with the new one-woman show "Denise Lee: Pressure Makes Diamonds."
New exhibit 'Ed Ruscha: OKLA' digs into iconic artist's Oklahoma roots
       
Ed Ruscha is considered the King of California Cool, the unofficial artist laureate of Los Angeles and an iconic American artist. But he's also a Northwest Classen High School graduate who grew up in Oklahoma City and has never stopped digging into his Oklahoma roots for artistic inspiration. "Ed Ruscha unarguably is one of the most influential living artists — American or otherwise — on the planet. ... Of course, a lot of his work is closely tied to the idea or culture of Los Angeles. He's from someplace else, and where he's from is from Oklahoma City," said Jeremiah Matthew Davis, artistic director of Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center.
Getting Away With Murder: Almost half of all potentially prosecutable homicides go unsolved
       
But in Oklahoma City, getting away with murder is hardly uncommon. JoNita Normore of Oklahoma City said she felt abandoned by law enforcement in the years after her son, Ra’Mon Robinson, 25, was shot to death in 2009 at a northwest Oklahoma City apartment complex. Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater, whose office is tasked with prosecuting nearly every Oklahoma City homicide, said he empathized with such families. Oklahoma City homicide detectives also understand the frustration families feel, said Inspector Robbie Benavides, a 10-year veteran of the unit. AP PhotoDisaffecting neighborhoodsThat only about half of all Oklahoma City homicides ended up in a conviction surprised ACLU Oklahoma legal director Brady Henderson.
CNN shifting daytime, weekend schedule after Baldwin exit
       
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN is shuffling its daytime and weekend lineups following the announcement by anchor Brooke Baldwin that she will be leaving the network after 13 years in April. Alisyn Camerota will be leaving the morning shift to host CNN's “Newsroom” from 2 to 4 p.m. Eastern each day, with co-anchor Victor Blackwell, who has been a regular on CNN's weekend schedule. She will be replaced on “New Day,” from 6 to 9 a.m., by Brianna Keilar, who had been working in the early afternoon. John Berman will remain as morning co-anchor. Ana Cabrera — regularly seen on the weekend — will begin as host of a weekday newscast from 1 to 2 p.m.
Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer
       
Steve LackmeyerSteve Lackmeyer is a reporter, columnist and author who started his career at The Oklahoman in 1990. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his coverage, which included the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the city's... Read more ›
It's final: Harry and Meghan won't return as working royals
       
LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace confirmed Friday that Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will not be returning to royal duties, and Harry will give up his honorary military titles — a decision that makes formal, and final, the couple's split from the royal family. When Harry and Meghan stepped away from full-time royal life in March 2020, unhappy at media scrutiny and the strictures of their roles, it was agreed the situation would be reviewed after a year. Now it has, and the palace said in a statement that the couple, also known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have verified “they will not be returning as working members of the Royal Family. “It said Queen Elizabeth II had spoken to 36-year-old Harry and confirmed “that in stepping away from the work of the Royal Family, it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service.”
Relative of British queen jailed for sex assault at castle
       
LONDON (AP) — A relative of Queen Elizabeth II was sentenced Tuesday to 10 months in prison for sexually assaulting a woman at his ancestral castle in Scotland. Simon Bowes-Lyon, the Earl of Strathmore, had admitted assaulting the woman in a bedroom at Glamis Castle in February 2020. Bowes-Lyon, 34, who is a first cousin twice removed of the queen, pleaded guilty last month, saying he was “greatly ashamed of my actions which have caused such distress to a guest in my home.”“I did not think I was capable of behaving the way I did but have had to face up to it and take responsibility,” he said.
By enjoying a virtual concert, you can help out Arcadia Round Barn
       
By enjoying a virtual concert, you can help out Arcadia Round BarnARCADIA — Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Janice Francis-Smith will present a virtual concert at 8 p.m. Thursday as a benefit for the Arcadia Round Barn. Blending folk, jazz-pop and country, Francis-Smith tackles real life with warmth, humor and honesty. The concert can be found on the Arcadia Round Barn Facebook page and is part of the Virtual Barn series of live streamed concerts, which continues every Thursday night through April 22. Live music is scheduled to resume in May at the barn, located six miles east of Interstate 35 on historic Route 66. In conjunction with the virtual concerts, an interview series with the musicians entitled “Behind the Barn,” hosted by Haley Jane Pierce, can be found on the Instagram page, @thearcadiaroundbarn.
Real estate agents or rock stars? This office has a design that sings
       
It's all the purple and fog and the light show at this real estate firm by day — and dance club by night? Not quite, but there is a disco ball. "If any commercial real estate company wants to be taken seriously, they have a giant disco ball. I originally got a 40-inch disco ball, but we couldn't get it through the front door. "Of course we had to get a light show, laser show and fog machine to go with it.
Do enchiladas and homemade tortillas sound good right now?
       
ARCADIA — Sylvia Papitos admits she is a bit homesick for her restaurant patrons, but she’s loving her new pandemic-induced venture as a vendor at the Arcadia Farmers Market General Store. “I do miss my customers, but it’s fun to get out and visit with other people I never would have had a chance to meet,” said Papitos, who temporarily closed her restaurant in Dibble in September and now delivers packaged meals to farm-to-table stores in Goldsby, Edmond and Oklahoma City, as well as Arcadia. Papitos Restaurant enchiladas are sold by the dozen, with options such as red beef, green chicken, red cheese, vegan poblano pepper and spinach and vegan squash and bell pepper. Salsa, chile con queso, and rice and beans are sold in 16-ounce tubs, and homemade flour tortillas and corn tortilla chips are also available.
Death-row inmate's supporters petition to spare his life
       
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 100 supporters of an Oklahoma death row inmate marched to the state's Pardon and Parole Board Thursday and delivered a petition with more than 6 million signatures. The group that included local clergy and the condemned man's family marched from an Oklahoma City church to the board’s office in support of Julius Jones. Jones, now 40, was convicted in the 1999 slaying of Paul Howell, an Edmond insurance executive who was gunned down in front of his 7- and 9-year-old daughters. Jones has maintained his innocence, and his case has drawn the attention of reality star Kim Kardashian West and several professional athletes with Oklahoma ties, including NBA stars Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin and Trae Young, who have urged Gov. Kevin Stitt to commute Jones’ death sentence and spare his life.
Missouri AG : No charges in 2017 death of Black jail inmate
       
(AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Friday that no charges will be filed in the 2017 death of Tory Sanders, a Black inmate at a rural jail who died under similar circumstances to George Floyd — after a white law enforcement officer's knee was pressed on his neck. Schmitt, a Republican, said in a news release that there is not enough evidence to prove first- or second-degree murder, which are the only options because the statute of limitations has expired on other potential charges, such as manslaughter. The statute of limitations for manslaughter in Missouri is three years. “The death of Tory Sanders is tragic and heartbreaking, particularly for his family and his loved ones, and my heart goes out to them," Schmitt said in the statement. Sanders' mother, Quinta Sanders, said by phone from Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday that her son was murdered and accused Schmitt of not having the courage to file murder charges.
Cousin of Bricktown shooting victim arrested in death
       
An altercation between two cousins early Sunday in Bricktown led to one man dead and another facing a murder complaint, police said. Around 2:25 a.m., Oklahoma City police responded to a call at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 101 E Main St., where they found Mario Vines, 48, dead inside a hallway. Police said Vines was involved in an altercation with his 39-year-old cousin, Tarius Reed, when Reed pulled out a pistol and shot Vines to death. Vines was pronounced dead at the scene.
When is your high school reunion?
       
Editor's note: In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, venues and businesses might be temporarily closed. Please confirm all reunion plans. AnadarkoAnadarko High School class of 1970: Looking for classmates for a 50th reunion scheduled for Nov. 6-7. For more information, contact Rick Davis at 405-229-9931 or rick@davis-scoreboards.com; or email Donna Hanson at camcarsgram@yahoo.com.
Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio meet with Osage Nation leaders about 'Killers of the Flower Moon' and 5 more Oklahoma film and TV headlines
       
Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio met with Osage Nation cultural leaders earlier this week at the Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve in Bartlesville to talk about the making of the long-awaited big-budget adaptation of "Killers of the Flower Moon." It was also an opportunity for Mr. Scorsese and Mr. DiCaprio to hear from the community." Along with making a presentation on the film, Scorsese spoke of his intentions to include accurate details of Osage culture to present "a full, truthful picture of the time and the people," according to the Osage News. “Killers of the Flower Moon” chronicles the mysterious murders of Osage Nation citizens in 1920s Oklahoma, after the oil boom made them rich. Several community members shared their concerns and stories related to the fact-based film, and DiCaprio asked questions, "which sparked thoughtful conversation that will inform the script and his character.”
Spotting the Oklahoma stars as Disney+ starts streaming 'The Muppet Show' and 4 more Oklahoma entertainment headlines
       
Roy Clark: Season 3, Episode 2 - "It's a far cry from Oklahoma," quips the talented Tulsan when he ponders where the chaps are for his cowboy getup and a couple of Muppets with high-brow British accents show up. The "Hee Haw" host shows off his comedic timing, his impressive skills as a multi-instrumentalist and his fine singing voice on the episode. The highlight involves Clark playing banjo, mandolin, guitar and violin and even trumpet as well as singing "Rocky Top." Zachary Levi appears in a promotional image for "Heroes Reborn." [NBC photo]'American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story,' shooting in OKC, seeking football players and coaches as extras
How you can help Arcadia Round Barn while enjoying music
       
How you can help Arcadia Round Barn while enjoying musicARCADIA — Singer-songwriter Andy Adams will present a live-streamed concert at 8 p.m. Thursday as a benefit for the Arcadia Round Barn. The concert can be found on the Arcadia Round Barn Facebook page and is part of the Virtual Barn series of live-streamed concerts, which continue every Thursday night through April 22. Adams is an Oklahoma City-based musician who has been performing across the city and state for more than 10 years. In conjunction with the virtual concerts, an interview series with the musicians titled “Behind the Barn” can be found on the Instagram page @thearcadiaroundbarn.
How 3 Oklahomans pursue their passions during pandemic
       
To learn how to participate in, email us at brand-insight@opubco.comConnecting local experts and business leaders with the NewsOK audience. [PROVIDED]When the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe, individuals of all ages faced a challenge: dwell on the change in daily life or make the most of it. A resident at Concordia Life Plan Community, Langley used her extra time to dive headfirst into her passion for painting. Creating over 80 pieces of art while sheltering in place, Langley found joy amid her easel and watercolors. "It was something different every day, and each time I painted a picture, I thought 'Yay!
CNN's Chris Cuomo says he 'obviously' can't cover brother
       
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN host Chris Cuomo told viewers Monday that he “obviously” couldn't cover the stories surrounding his older brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has been accused of sexual harassment by three women. “Obviously, I'm aware of what's going on with my brother,” Chris Cuomo said on Monday. “Obviously, I cannot cover it because he is my brother. Now, of course CNN has to cover it.
Nashville music club owners recall night the music died
       
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When frantic messages started trickling in that a tornado had hit a beloved music venue in Nashville, Mike Grimes told himself it couldn't possibly be that bad. Just hours before, the club Grimes co-owns had hosted a benefit concert for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Affectionately known as “The Beast,” the club was only 5 years old, but already had established a reputation as one of Nashville’s trendiest music spots, across the river from the city's tourist-laden honky-tonks on lower Broadway. The venue, with a capacity limit of 475, quickly became known as a premier site for hosting big-name acts in an intimate setting. Margo Price, Cage the Elephant, John Prine, Maggie Rogers, Maren Morris, Sturgill Simpson and many others played there.
Tulsa artist Joe Cappa brings creepy cartoon 'Ghost Dogs' to hometown for Sundance Film Festival showcase
       
Joe Cappa, who grew up in Tulsa, is the director of the animated horror short film "Ghost Dogs," an official selection of the Shorts Program at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Cinematic full circleTulsa artist Joe Cappa brings creepy cartoon 'Ghost Dogs' to hometown for Sundance Film Festival showcaseFueled by recurring dreams of being trapped in a haunted house, Joe Cappa had an idea for a short film so compelling he actually learned traditional cel animation to create it. "I've never been so sure about an idea in my life," said the Denver-based artist and filmmaker. "I was amazed that it hadn't been done yet, the idea of a dog being haunted by other dogs. So, that's when I started the process of making 'Ghost Dogs.'"
10 things to know about the Oklahoma Cultural Ambassador whose sculpture is in President Biden's Oval Office
       
10 things to know about the Oklahoma Cultural Ambassador whose sculpture is in President Biden's Oval OfficeAllan Houser [Photo from the Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection, Oklahoma Historical Society]Among the diverse collection of artworks in President Joe Biden's newly redecorated Oval Office is a bronze sculpture titled "Swift Messenger" by esteemed Native American artist Allan Houser (Chiricahua Apache). Houser was named the first Oklahoma Cultural Ambassador in 1984, and here are 10 things to know about the artist:1. He was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Allan Capron Haozous, who was to become known as Allan Houser, was born on June 30, 1914, near Apache.
6 Oklahoma entertainment headlines for the week, featuring Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Bartees Strange, Greyson Chance, Kings of Leon, The Flaming Lips
       
Bartees Strange [Bao Ngo photo]From top celebrities to everyday folks, Oklahomans and Oklahoma stay in the entertainment headlines. Here's six times they've made show business news over the past week or so:Bartees Strange makes late-night TV debut tonightBartees Strange - a musician and activist who was born in Britain, raised in Oklahoma and is now based in Washington, D.C. - earned national interest and widespread acclaim with his debut album, "Live Forever," released last fall via Memory Music. Now, Strange, who hails from Mustang, is getting the chance to make make his national late-night television debut: He will be the musical guest tonight on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," which airs at 11:35 p.m. weekdays on NBC.
OKC's Festival of the Arts to return in summer after its COVID-19 cancellation in 2020
       
OKC's Festival of the Arts to return in summer after its COVID-19 cancellation in 2020People look at artwork displayed in a row of tents along Colcord Drive at the 2019 Festival of the Arts in Bicentennial Park in downtown Oklahoma City, Thursday, April 25, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman Archives]A version of this story will appear in Tuesday's The Oklahoman. Downtown Oklahoma City's long-running Festival of the Arts will return 2020 COVID-19 cancellationDowntown Oklahoma City's long-running Festival of the Arts will return this year after it was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. But the six-day event billed as OKC's "rite of spring" will be shifting to summer to give more time for coronavirus vaccines to be distributed and for organizers to redesign the sprawling festival according to CDC guidelines.
A breakout indie rock star from Oklahoma made a fantastic late-night debut playing his song 'Boomer'
       
Bartees Strange, a rising Oklahoma-grown indie music star who broke out last year with a highly esteemed debut album, made a fantastic late-night television debut Monday performing his irresistible anthem "Boomer" on "Late Night with Seth Meyers." Strange - a musician and activist who was born in Britain, grew up in Mustang and is now based in Washington, D.C. - earned widespread acclaim with first LP, "Live Forever," released last fall via Memory Music. Bartees Strange [Photo provided]For this Oklahoma music fan, it was a thrill to watch the wildly talented Strange, whose real name is Bartees Cox Jr., and his stellar band rock it on Meyers' show, but it was also a bittersweet reminder of what last year's COVID-19 outbreak took away from us. Strange was due to play at the 2020 Norman Music Festival before it was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID cancels Hanson's Oklahoma Hop Jam festival for second straight year
       
Hanson [Photo provided]TULSA - For the second straight year, Tulsa sibling pop band Hanson has canceled its hometown Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Grammy-nominated trio - brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson - announced the cancellation of the spring 2021 event in a letter addressed to beer and music fans at www.thehopjam.com. The letter also includes an expected return date for the festival: May 22, 2022. "The Hop Jam has always been about bringing people together to celebrate the incredible convergence of great craft beer and music. With thousands of you joining us very year from near and far, YOU have helped to make The Hop Jam the largest craft beer and music festival in Oklahoma, and one of the premier craft beer events in the nation," the letter reads.
Virtual program highlighting Oklahoma's growing film industry for 30,000 students
       
The Oklahoma Film + Music Office is joining forces with Junior Achievement, Creative Oklahoma and Maverick Arts as well as nearly 30 local industry professionals to highlight careers in the state’s film and television industry for more than 30,000 middle and high school students participating in Junior Achievement's Inspire Virtual Program. [Zachary Burns photo]Some of the top talents in Oklahoma's growing film industry will be sharing their professional insights with tweens and teens through a virtual program launching this week. The Oklahoma Film + Music Office is joining forces with Junior Achievement, Creative Oklahoma, Jesse James Films and Maverick Arts as well as nearly 30 local industry professionals to highlight careers in the state’s film and television industry for more than 30,000 middle and high school students participating in Junior Achievement's Inspire Virtual Program. Launching Thursday in a live virtual event for students, the collaborative effort will include 20 short films featuring esteemed local filmmakers and production talent across multiple sectors of the industry talking about their work. It's all part of the Junior Achievement virtual career exploration platform.
Oklahoma City and Tulsa make MovieMaker's 2021 list of 'Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker'
       
7 on Moviemaker's ranking of top 10 small cities and towns, ahead of Richmond, Virginia; Wilmington, North Carolina; and Ashland, Oregon. The list is topped by New Orleans, Santa Fe and Pittsburgh. “We are ecstatic about this news,” said Abby Kurin, executive director of the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture, in a statement. MovieMaker editor-in-chief Tim Molloy noted that the COVID-19 pandemic made the magazine's annual list look different. "This was obviously a very different year for our annual list of the 'Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker' — it’s a time of incredible upheaval, but also opportunity.
Adopt a pet: They just need a loving family
       
Adopt a pet: They just need a loving familyEditor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or only available by appointment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Central Oklahoma Humane Society Center: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, 7500 N Western Ave., 286-1229. Edmond Animal Welfare Shelter: 10 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays.
Norman daddies, daughters to take moves to home dance floor
       
NORMAN — Due to concerns surrounding the ongoing pandemic, Norman's 2021 Daddy Daughter Dance has been relocated to participants' own homes. The Norman Parks and Recreation Department and local radio station SportsTalk 1400 have partnered to present the 2021 Daddy Daughter Dance @Home. The dance will be broadcast live from 5 to 6:20 p.m. on Feb. 6 on 99.3 FM, 1400 AM and the SportsTalk app or website. The Parks and Recreation Department also has partnered with several local businesses to give away 500 swag bags to go along with the dance. The bags will include a free 2021 DDD @Home T-shirt, DDD bracelet, 2022 save the date magnet and promotional items from local businesses.
It's almost Groundhog Day - again - and an Oklahoma City theater is offering a full day of showings of the Bill Murray movie
       
It's almost Groundhog Day - again - and an Oklahoma City theater is offering a full day of showings of the Bill Murray movieBill Murray is seen in the 1993 movie "Groundhog Day." [Columbia Pictures photo]It's almost Groundhog Day - again - and an Oklahoma City theater is offering people an all-day opportunity to celebrate with Bill Murray's beloved movie of the same name. Rodeo Cinema - the nonprofit arthouse theater located in historic Stockyards City - will be screening the 1993 comedy classic "Groundhog Day" on a loop starting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Tickets are $5, and any attendees who view all five Groundhog Day showings will receive a special surprise from the theater.
Sundance Film Festival goes 'Beyond Film' with Tulsa Race Massacre, Native storytelling at Oklahoma Satellite Screen
       
Sundance Film Festival goes 'Beyond Film' with Tulsa Race Massacre, Native storytelling at Oklahoma Satellite ScreenSterlin Harjo [Alexis Munoa Dyer]TULSA, OKLAHOMA – The 2021 Sundance Film Festival starts today, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will take place digitally via festival.sundance.org and in-person screenings across the country on Satellite Screens. As the official Satellite Screen for the Festival in Tulsa, Circle Cinema will supplement festival programming with local "Beyond Film" events that will highlight such timely issues as Native storytelling, this year's Tulsa Race Massacre centennial and Oklahoma's growing film industry. Through short film screenings, music performances, and panel discussions, Circle Cinema’s "Beyond Film" offerings will be uniquely Oklahoman in collaboration with local filmmakers, artists, and musicians. The "Beyond Film" events will focus on providing a platform for Black, Indigenous, people of color and LGBTQ+ creatives.
Oklahoma artist Paul Ruscha sets the table for dubious tribute to Donald Trump - check out the art installation 'Dinner for Donald'
       
The art installation "Dinner for Donald" by artist Paul Ruscha is on display during the “OK/LA" exhibit at Fred Jones Jr. Museum in Norman, Okla. on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. The piece is dubiously dedicated to former President Donald Trump. Instead of chairs, though, a ring of toilets - topped with rolls of toilet paper - surround "Dinner for Donald," the latest installation of its kind by artist Paul Ruscha. On view through March 7, "OK/LA" features an eclectic array of paintings, photographs, books and more by Mason Williams, Patrick Blackwell, Joe Goode, Jerry McMillan, Paul Ruscha and his older brother, Ed Ruscha. Paul Ruscha's new installation titled “Dinner for Donald," dedicated to President Donald Trump, is featured in the exhibit "OK/LA" at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman.
Questlove uncovers 'Black Woodstock' in his hit Sundance doc
       
NEW YORK (AP) — Questlove responded with incredulous disbelief when he was first told about the footage. A landmark 1969 Harlem concert series that he hadn't heard of? “I was like, ‘Yeah, right.’ I know everything that musically happened during that time period and I’ve never heard of this in my life. ‘Get out of here,’” Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson recalled in an interview. Known as “Black Woodstock,” the festival occurred during the same summer as Woodstock — and just 100 miles away — but received far less attention.
6 Oklahoma friends went to L.A. to pursue their artistic dreams. They all made it big - now their work is back together in their home state
       
"They spent their formational years in Oklahoma ... and it wasn't really until they reached their later teens in many cases that they decided to leave Oklahoma and head for the West Coast. And most of them have remained on the West Coast; in fact, only Patrick Blackwell lives on the East Coast. So, Oklahoma has continued to influence their careers in a variety of ways - and you really see that in the show. "OK/LA" was originally slated to open last June with a panel discussion involving all six artists on the OU campus. But the COVID-19 pandemic postponed the original exhibition schedule, created logistical problems for key West Coast lenders and canceled plans for in-person programming.
Jewish historian to discuss antisemitism in free online lecture series
       
A prominent Jewish historian is set to give three virtual presentations for Oklahoma City University’s annual Neustadt Lectures set for Feb. 9 through 11. Rosenfeld received his doctorate from Brown University in 1967 and has taught at Indiana University since 1968. He holds the Irving M. Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies and serves as the director of the university’s Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism. He founded Indiana University's well-regarded Borns Jewish Studies Program and served as its director for 30 years. His most recent publications include "Resurgent Antisemitism: Global Perspectives" (2013), "Deciphering the New Antisemitism" (2015) and "Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism: The Dynamics of Delegitimization" (2019).
Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 30, 2021
       
• Stephen Philip Stull and Karen Ann Stull from MassaRossa Luxury Homes LLC, property near the northeast corner of N Westminster Road and E Covell Road, Edmond, $1,213,000. • 8400 Waverly Revocable Trust from 1995 Revocable Trust of Paula J. Nayfa, 8400 Waverly Ave., $1,210,000. • 1240 Glenbrook Terrace LLC from Kristine Bates Interiors LLC, 1240 Glenbrook Terrace, Nichols Hills, $1,100,000. • Christopher and Kathryn Jordan Gasbarra from David R. Merritt, trustee of the David R. Merritt Living Trust, and Cheryl K. Merritt, trustee of the Cheryl K. Merritt Living Trust, 6615 N Hillcrest Ave., Nichols Hills, $1,085,000.
With COVID-19 pandemic lingering, OKC theaters continue to adapt their storytelling options
       
Reservations are recommended, since Carpenter Square is only allowing 40 people to attend each performance in its 101-seat theater to allow for social distancing. The bar and concession stand won't be open, although small bottles of water will be handed out for free or a small donation. But thank goodness we've gotten some special funding to help us pay for these odd things that we haven't needed in the past," Clark said. "We realize that we're just going to have to be more careful going forward, even when we get the vaccine. So, we're designing the seating with extra space between patrons as far as rows go.
Art notes: School of Dance choreographers, 'Black Resilience,' Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, 3rd Act Theatre Company, Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk, SWOSWU Jazz Festival, Mark Jenkins,
       
Art notes: School of Dance choreographers, 'Black Resilience,' Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, 3rd Act Theatre Company, Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk, SWOSWU Jazz Festival, Mark Jenkins, Paul Moore, Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra and hand medLawton Philharmonic presents radio, television eventsLAWTON — The Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra will present two events this February for patrons to enjoy. Patrons can tune in to KUCO-FM or listen at kucofm.com from 8 to 10 p.m. Feb. 3 and 8 to 10 a.m. Feb. 6 to hear the Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra with artistic director, conductor and pianist Jon Kalbfleisch and guest violinist David Kim. “Musical Valentine” will air locally on MeTV from 9 to 10 p.m. Feb. 20 and from 10:35 to 11:35 p.m. Feb. 21 on KSWO-TV. Streaming of the performance will be available at lawtonphil.com at 10 p.m. Feb. 20.
Oklahoma Shakespeare using COVID pandemic intermission to renovate Paseo Arts District space
       
Nikki Mar starred in Oklahoma Shakespeare's February 2020 production of "Romeo & Juliet." [April Porterfield photo]A version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman. Paseo pivotOklahoma Shakespeare in the Park using pandemic intermission to renovate its theater spaceWilliam Shakespeare famously penned the line "All the world's a stage" for the morose nobleman Jaques, one of the characters in his iconic comedy "As You Like It." But when the COVID-19 pandemic forced most of the world to exit their stages last year, the folks at Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park began laboring behind the scenes to improve theirs.
Remembering Cloris Leachman, kicking with 'Cobra Kai' and more Oklahoma entertainment headlines featuring Kristin Chenoweth, Miranda Lambert and Kelly Lang
       
Oscar-winning performer Cloris Leachman - deemed "irreplaceable" by legendary filmmaker Mel Brooks - died last week at the age of 94, leaving an iconic hole in the entertainment landscape. From top celebrities to everyday folks, Oklahomans and Oklahoma stay in the entertainment headlines. Cloris Leachman plays the piano on the set of the movie "I Can Only Imagine" at Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman Archives]Cloris Leachman talks with J. Michael Finley on the set of the movie "I Can Only Imagine" at Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman Archives]Inspired by the real-life story behind the hit song by Grammy-nominated band MercyMe, which was formed in Edmond, the drama was the highest grossing independent film of 2018.
COVID keeps shifting Oklahoma event plans - here's the latest on Heard on Hurd and Chocolate Decadence
       
COVID keeps shifting Oklahoma event plans - here's the latest on Heard on Hurd and Chocolate DecadenceThe Old Bulldog Band leads off the night at Heard on Hurd in downtown Edmond, Saturday, May 19, 2018. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman Archives]As the COVID-19 pandemic lingers into the New Year, we're starting to see some announcements about the 2021 status of some of Oklahoma's festivals and events. "We’re optimistic that covid will be contained by then &, frankly, we just need some sunshine to look forward to! Crossing our fingers for some great local music, food, shopping & fun!" The rollout of the coronavirus vaccine, though, isn't going to be able to save all the Oklahoma events we know and love.
Another OKC event has been postponed for 2021 due to COVID
       
Another OKC event has been postponed for 2021 due to COVIDAttendees look at artwork at the Paseo Arts Festival. In response to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Paseo Arts Association today announced that its is delaying the 2021 Paseo Arts Festival. A longstanding Memorial Day weekend tradition, the 2021 festival was originally scheduled for May 29-31. The 2021 event is now slated to take place over Labor Day weekend, which is Sept. 4-6. The Paseo Arts Association last year initially postponed the venerable event to Labor Day weekend before ultimately canceling the 2020 festival.
Adopt a pet: She wants to be your valentine
       
Adopt a pet: She wants to be your valentineEditor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or only available by appointment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Central Oklahoma Humane Society Center: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, 7500 N Western Ave., 286-1229. Edmond Animal Welfare Shelter: 10 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays.
Melba Lovelace gone at 90, but leaves behind one last 'Swap Shop'
       
Melba Lovelace gone at 90, but leaves behind one last 'Swap Shop'Of all the sad news I've had to share lately— and there's been an absurd amount — the passing of local legend of the 405 diningsphere Melba Lovelace takes the cake. Only because Melba managed to fall one month short of her 91st birthday despite a life spent eating absurd amounts of cake — not to mention ice cream, pie, cookies, bread, and any other dessert whose concoction and conveyance was ever devoted to bringing home a blue ribbon. Melba, like her signature waft of white hair, was one of a kind. Of that flourish of white, she would only ever say it appeared "after a traumatic experience when she was a girl," and when asked her age she answered, "legal."
Ahead of Super Bowl halftime performance, The Weeknd shifts tour dates, including Oklahoma concert, as COVID pandemic continues
       
Ahead of his Sunday performance on the Super Bowl halftime show, The Weeknd has announced changes in the dates of his "After Hours World Tour," including the planned Oklahoma show. The Weeknd's Tulsa show at the BOK Center that was scheduled for Aug. 21 has been postponed to Feb. 20, 2022. Tickets will be honored for the new date, but if fans can’t make it to the 2022 show, they'll be able to request a refund, according to an announcement from the venue. Ticketholders will receive an email with details. Visit livenation.com/refund for more information.
OKC film fans can see an Oscar front-runner in a surprising place this weekend
       
Frances McDormand stars in Oscar front-runner "Nomadland." Oscar front-runner 'Nomadland' rolls into OKC in an unusual format for an indie dramaIn these unusual days for the entertainment business, an Academy Award front-runner is getting an unusual theatrical rollout. The film boasts plenty of wrenchingly beautiful scenic views that are definitely worth seeing on a big — even IMAX-sized — screen. Considered an Oscar front-runner, "Nomadland" already has earned high honors from the Gotham Awards, Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, of which I'm a voting member. "Nomadland" earlier this week earned four Golden Globe Awards nominations, including Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama for McDormand, Best Screenplay — Motion Picture and Best Director — Motion Picture, both for Zhao, whose next project is the Marvel Studios superhero adventure "Eternals."
Former flight attendant lands 7-figure deal for 2 novels
       
NEW YORK (AP) — A onetime flight attendant who conjured fictional nightmares during breaks on cross country red-eyes has a 7-figure deal for two novels. The Simon & Schuster imprint Avid Reader Press announced Thursday that T.J. Newman's first book, the thriller “Falling,” comes out in July. The narrative is a horror story — a different kind of airplane read — that understandably gave the author chills. On a crowded flight from Los Angeles to New York, passengers are unaware that the pilot's family has been kidnapped and the pilot must crash the plane to save them. Newman came up with the idea during one work shift when the passengers were sleeping.
COVID continues to change Oklahoma's 2021 event calendar
       
Emcee Rex Linn speaks during the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum's 2019 Western Heritage Awards in Oklahoma City, Saturday, April 13, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman Archives]As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into 2021, more Oklahoma's festivals, concerts and events are being postponed, shuffled or canceled in response. The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum announced Wednesday that it is postponing its 60th anniversary Western Heritage Awards to Sept. 17-18. This year's Western Heritage Awards will be expanded to honor individuals from both 2020 and 2021, according to a news release. Prior to the pandemic, the museum announced that Academy Award winner Robert Duvall and Golden Globe-nominated actor Kurt Russell will be among the 2020 honorees.
UPDATED: Flaming Lips announce more Space Bubble shows in OKC after first shows receive worldwide attention
       
The Flaming Lips have added two more Space Bubble concerts in their hometown of Oklahoma City. [Alexa Ace photo]UPDATED at 12:55 p.m. Feb. 3: After the second set of two Flaming Lips Space Bubble concerts planned for March 12-13 at OKC's The Criterion quickly sold out today, two more dates have been added to the spring run: March 11 and 14 at the Bricktown venue. - BAMUPDATED at 8:55 a.m. Feb. 4: The four Flaming Lips Space Bubble concerts booked for March 11-14 at The Criterion are sold out. Lips frontman Wayne Coyne announced on social media this morning that the band is working with the venue to add more bubble shows, perhaps March 19-20. - BAMAfter successfully pulling off the "World's First Space Bubble Concerts" last month in their hometown, Oklahoma City-based art-rockers The Flaming Lips have announced two more of the distinctly socially distanced shows coming soon to OKC.
deadCenter adds Indigenous film award, former Oklahoman receives posthumous Golden Globe nomination and more film and TV news
       
The state’s largest film festival, deadCenter has announced a partnership with the Cherokee Nation Film Office to recognize Indigenous filmmakers with the new award. It's been an honor to recognize the hard work and talent of our Oklahoma Indigenous filmmakers over the years, and it just feels right to deepen our support and shine a spotlight on Indigenous work,” said Sara Thompson, deadCenter’s director of programming, in a statement. “I can't wait to see the films that come in, and am beyond thrilled to provide a cash prize as part of this award. The new category joins 18 existing award categories announced throughout the festival, but it is the first deadCenter category in over a decade with a cash prize. That's direction deadCenter is heading with more of its juried awards, according to a news release.
Mothica's 'forever fifteen' marks somber anniversary, and 5 more Oklahoma music notes, featuring John Calvin Abney, the late Jimmy LaFave, Wood Willow, Shawn Reidy and Kat Lock
       
Catchy and urgent, the 12 songs on "Blue Hour" chronicle Ellis' journey toward sobriety with striking honesty and relatability. "I've always been kind of an oversharer, so I think writing music is one of the ways that I can be truly vulnerable, especially with this album. But I feel like the songs kind of came out of me, and a lot of them aren't the happiest sounding lyrics," Mothica told me in an August interview. "I would say writing songs for me is very cathartic, and usually my easy songs to write are from a really intense emotion, whether that's kind of like anger or sadness. "It's a little more elevated version of me but it's very hard for me to separate the two," she recalled last summer.
HBO docuseries to explore Woody Allen, Mia Farrow fallout
       
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A documentary series examining Woody Allen and Mia Farrow's doomed relationship and its fallout, including allegations that he sexually abused a daughter, will air on HBO. “Allen v. Farrow" will include the “charmed courtship” of filmmaker Allen and actor Farrow; daughter Dylan Farrow's allegations of abuse as a child, and Allen's relationship with Mia Farrow's adult daughter, Soon-Yi Previn, who became his wife, HBO said Friday. The documentary will explore the “private story” through interviews with Mia, Dylan and Ronan Farrow and investigators, and an examination of court documents and previously unreleased material, the channel said. A representative for Allen didn't immediately respond Friday to a request for comment from the filmmaker. Allen and Previn didn't participate in the documentary, nor did Moses Farrow, the son of Allen and Mia Farrow.
WeekAhead: Paseo Arts District’s Friday Friday gallery walk, SWOSU Jazz Festival, 3rd Act Theatre Company, 'Through the Kaleidoscope' and 'Earwig and the Witch'
       
BUT FIRSTStroll the Paseo Arts District’s Friday Friday gallery walk, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Paseo, between NW 27 and NW 30 and Walker and Hudson. The Paseo Arts and Creativity Center (3024 Paseo) features Poetic City’s Melanin Stories, featuring eight local artists of color working in various media to tell stories of history and culture, and the Paseo Arts Association Members’ Show, which showcases work by 48 of the PAA’s members. TAKING STOCKTONThe 51st annual SWOSU Jazz Festival starts at 7 p.m. Thursday with a livestream concert by Texas drummer Stockton Helbing’s trio. Other festival events include masterclasses and jazz ensemble concerts. Thursday’s concert has a suggested donation of $10, and more information is at www.swosujazz.com, or call the SWOSU Music Department at 580-774-3708.
Oklahoma City Ballet lighting up the stage with revolutionary ballet 'The Firebird'
       
"At this point - like we were in December with 'The Nutcracker' - we're just happy to get something out on stage. We're happy to keep the dancers not only working and employed but active in their art form so that they won't lose their ability. "For 'The Nutcracker' and for 'The Firebird,' we're essentially splitting our dancers into two separate companies, and each group is rehearsing completely separate and autonomously from the other. ... And the other group ended up doing five performances in three days for our second weekend. So, the protocols are working, and in the process, everyone is keeping a great outlook," Mills said.
Tulsa Race Massacre history recounted in PBS documentaries airing tonight and premiering in spring
       
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre this year, PBS has announced the upcoming premiere of a new documentary titled "Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten Examines the Tulsa Race Massacre 100 Years Later." [Oklahoma Historical Society photo]To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre this year, PBS has announced the upcoming premiere of a new documentary titled "Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten Examines the Tulsa Race Massacre 100 Years Later." Public television also is reairing tonight another documentary about the destruction of Tulsa's Black Wall Street: "American Experience: Goin’ Back to T-Town." Oklahoma viewers can tune into the encore broadcast at 8 tonight on OETA. The Tulsa Race Massacre was one of the worst episodes of racial violence in U.S. history.
Marni Jameson: HGTV’s 'Good Bones' star promotes inclusivity in new kids’ book
       
The premise of her new book: Whether building a house or building a family, the same principles should apply. Mina Starsiak-Hawk, the star of HGTV’s “Good Bones,” a home renovation show, and author of a new children’s book, “Built Together,” (Zonderkidz, $18.99) agrees, and has taken that viewpoint one step further. Spoiler alert: He eventually learns the building blocks of a home are kindness, love, inclusivity and a feeling of welcomeness. Divorced when she was 3, her parents have been married a total of eight times (four marriages each). As a result, Starsiak-Hawk has many stepparents, step siblings, half siblings, nieces and nephews.
Art notes: 'Art and Nature in Health and Wellness,' 'Spring Awakening,' Festival of the Arts, Quartz Mountain, Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, Duncan Little Theatre and Norman Arts Council
       
Art notes: 'Art and Nature in Health and Wellness,' 'Spring Awakening,' Festival of the Arts, Quartz Mountain, Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, Duncan Little Theatre and Norman Arts CouncilMuseum program integrates art, nature, wellnessSHAWNEE — The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art presents “Art and Nature in Health and Wellness,” a new program that will provide participants a new creative process using arts and the natural world and develop “listening” skills for connecting and working with others. This certificate program is led by Madeline Rugh, an environmental art therapist. The curriculum is five modules that integrate a variety of art disciplines with primary attention given to visual art. It provides 200 hours of training in the arts, nature and wellness. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on select Fridays and Saturdays Feb. 19 – June 12.
Christopher Plummer dies - 5 favorite moments from his long acting career
       
The talented and debonair Canadian actor spent more than half a century in the entertainment business; his IMDB page lists more than 200 TV and film credits. Plummer died this morning at his home in Connecticut with his wife, Elaine Taylor, by his side, according to the Associated Press. At age 82, he became the oldest Academy Award acting winner in 2012, when won best supporting actor for playing a father who reveals to his son (Ewan McGregor) that he is gay following the death of their wife and mother. Over the decades, Plummer turned in strong performances in films helmed by some of the industry's top directors, including John Huston ("The Man Who Would Be King"), Michael Mann (“The Insider"), Spike Lee ("Malcolm X"), Ridley Scott ("All the Money in the World"), David Fincher ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") and Bartlesville-raised Terrence Malick ("The New World"). Here are five favorite moments from Plummer's screen career:
OKC Broadway working to reschedule touring musicals idled by COVID pandemic
       
"Touring Broadway is not absolutely directly tied to Broadway in New York. OKC Broadway is a partnership between the New York City-based Nederlander Organization, known for presenting live theater and concerts worldwide, and Oklahoma City's Civic Center Foundation, which operates the city-owned building. The last show OKC Broadway presented at the Civic Center was the 2019-2020 Season Special event "The Illusionists — Live From Broadway" March 13-14, just as the COVID-19 outbreak began in Oklahoma City. All Broadway shows have been canceled through at least May 30 due to the pandemic. Along with the New York theaters and shows, the national tours have been scrapped, meaning OKC Broadway has been idled since last spring.
See Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani's new Super Bowl commercial and 6 more entertainment headlines featuring Christian Kane, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Reba, Charlie Wilson and more
       
After co-starring in the popular ensemble shows "Leverage" and "The Librarians," Kane, who was born in Dallas and grew up in Norman, takes the lead in the tropical crime drama series. You know the stuff that I've done: I've always been a superhero. "This is the genre that I love, and I'll tell you why: because this is the genre that I watch. Christian Kane stars in the new series "Almost Paradise." [Photo provided]"Almost Paradise" stars Kane as Alex Walker, who was the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's top undercover operative until his partner's betrayal and a life-threatening bout with hypertension forced him into early retirement.
Norman singer-songwriter to present virtual concert Feb. 11 for Arcadia Round Barn
       
ARCADIA — Norman singer-songwriter Gregg Standridge will present a virtual concert to benefit the Arcadia Round Barn from 8 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The concert can be found on the Arcadia Round Barn Facebook page and is part of the Virtual Barn series of live streamed concerts, which continue every Thursday night through April 22. Standridge, who holds a master’s degree in classical guitar performance, said his musical compositions are mostly from his own experiences. He has played with such bands as “Terry Buffalo Ware and the Shambles,” “The Sunday Flyers” and “Gregg Standridge and Sacred Holler.”In conjunction with the virtual concerts, an interview series with the musicians titled “Behind the Barn,” hosted by Haley Jane Pierce, can be found on the Instagram page, @thearcadiaroundbarn.
Adopt a pet: Someone who will adore you
       
Adopt a pet: Someone who will adore youEditor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or only available by appointment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Central Oklahoma Humane Society Center: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, 7500 N Western Ave., 286-1229. Edmond Animal Welfare Shelter: 10 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays.
You can get your 'Move' on in Norman
       
You can get your 'Move' on in NormanNORMAN — Your fitness watch isn't the only one telling you to stand up and move. Norman Mayor Breea Clark recently announced the Move with the Mayor initiative with the goal of encouraging healthy exercise habits while highlighting city parks and facilities available to Norman residents. Every fourth Saturday from February through October, Norman residents will be invited to participate in a new activity at a new location. “The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of taking care of our physical health and the role our physical well-being plays in preventing other major diseases," Clark said. "Fortunately, Norman residents have so many great parks and facilities available to them at little to no cost, and I look forward to getting Normanites moving and exercising while highlighting the resources that their tax dollars helped to pay for.”
'Minari' and 'Body Brokers' coming soon to theaters and more Oklahoma movie and TV news
       
According to Collider, Swab ("Run with the Hunted," the upcoming "Ida Red") based "Body Brokers" on real-life events. During my early attempts at recovery, I went through countless rehabs and detoxes all over the country. This is the true story of the multi-billion dollar insurance scandal within the substance abuse treatment industry," Swab wrote in his director's statement, per Collider. "The FBI recently raided several of the largest treatment centers in Southern California for body brokering and insurance fraud -- with more to come. Among the theaters that will show the film starting Feb. 19 is Tulsa's Circle Cinema.
14 romantic movies to stream for Valentine's Day
       
Mia Goth, left, and Anya Taylor-Joy star in director Autumn de Wilde's "Emma." [Focus Features photo]Between the winter weather forecast and the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, there might never be a better Valentine's Day than this one for cozying up and streaming a sweetheart of a movie. Since every pair of lovebirds has its own unique feathers, this list covers all types of cinematic love stories, from romantic comedies and bittersweet dramas to family-friendly fairy tales and steamy action flicks. Although the number 14 will hopefully remind you that Valentine's Day is Sunday - so plan accordingly, click here for even more romantic movie recommendations.
14 Valentine's Day movies to stream
       
Between the winter weather forecast and the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, there might never be a better Valentine's Day than this one for cozying up and streaming a sweetheart of a movie. Since every pair of lovebirds has its own unique feathers, this list covers all types of cinematic love stories, from romantic comedies and bittersweet dramas to family-friendly fairy tales and steamy action flicks. ‘Emma.’ (2020)Before she wowed in her breakout role as a troubled chess prodigy in Netflix's smash series "The Queen's Gambit," Anya Taylor-Joy turned in a stellar titular performance as the spoiled but well-meaning Regency Era matchmaker Emma Woodhouse in the latest cinematic take on Jane Austen's oft-adapted novel, which made it on my list of top 10 films of 2020.
OKC Ballet gets sparks flying for Valentine's Day weekend with romantic, revolutionary classic 'The Firebird'
       
"The Firebird at Home," a video-on demand option with unlimited viewing from today through Feb. 28, is available for $34. Based on Russian folklore about a powerful avian spirit, “The Firebird” follows a romantic story ideal for Valentine's Day. Ivan agrees, taking as a talisman the magical feather, which will summon the titular character to him if he should ever be in great need. OKC Ballet last performed “The Firebird” with Artistic Director Robert Mills' choreography in 2017 for a one-night-only show at Edmond's Armstrong Auditorium. The venerable company last fired up the iconic title on the Civic Center stage in 2012.
Stephen Salewon is on 'Cloud Nine' in time for Valentine's Day and more Oklahoma music notes with Kyle Reid, Casii Stephan and Parker Millsap
       
"Be Here Instead" is billed as a stylistic shift from the gritty and high-energy folk of the Nashville, Tennessee-based artist’s previous output. The latter is a fascination partly inspired by the early-1970s innovations of Sly Stone and fellow Oklahoma native J.J. Cale. "Be Here Instead" also reportedly finds Millsap shifting away from the character-driven storytelling of his past and toward more introspective songwriting. Inspired by Texas singer-songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Millsap started writing songs on acoustic guitar in his early teens before making his official debut at the age of 19 with 2012’s "Palisade." 1 on Billboard’s “Americana/Folk Albums” chart en route to an Americana Music Awards nomination for Album of the Year.
Makers of Oscar hopeful 'Minari' 'ever grateful' to make the movie in Oklahoma
       
Oklahoma Film + Music Office Director Tava Maloy Sofsky said she thinks "Minari's" themes of family and resilience are relatable to Sooner State audiences. Although he has already seen his water-witching character's scene, Hall said he is eager to see the rest of "Minari." I'm not in much of it, but I'm happy for the movie - and I'm happy to be in something that's getting that kind of response," Hall said. Between crew and the cast, there were a lot of people from Oklahoma on that movie. From left, Alan S. Kim, Steven Yeun, Noel Cho and Yeri Han star in Lee Isaac Chung's "Minari."
UPDATED: Flaming Lips' frontman Wayne Coyne describes expanding OKC Space Bubble Concerts: 'looks like something out of a futuristic movie'
       
But yeah, it's utterly, utterly insane. The Space Bubble Concerts have gone viral in the good way - as in, gaining worldwide media coverage - twice. With so few live entertainment options available during the pandemic, Coyne said he thinks the Space Bubble Concerts offer a singular experience on many levels. That's kind of a special feeling that you've done something that no one has ever done before. If the Space Bubble Concerts remain in demand, Coyne said the Lips may stretch their dates at The Criterion into April or May.
This Feb. 18 virtual concert with Buffalo Rogers will benefit Arcadia Round Barn
       
ARCADIA — Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Buffalo Rogers will warm up the winter night on Thursday with a virtual concert to benefit the Arcadia Round Barn. The concert will be from 8 to 9 p.m. and can be heard on the Arcadia Round Barn Facebook page as part of the Virtual Barn series of live streamed concerts, which will continue every Thursday through April 22. Rogers has been playing his rocking country/Americana/folk music regionally for the past 13 years. Rogers is a multi-instrumentalist with a knack for showmanship and clever lyrics. In conjunction with the virtual concerts, an interview series with the musicians titled “Behind the Barn,” hosted by Haley Jane Pierce, can be found on the Instagram page @thearcadiaroundbarn.
Adopt a pet: OKC Animal Shelter offers half-price dog and puppy adoptions through Feb. 20
       
Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or only available by appointment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bethany Animal Control Shelter: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month, 5100 N College, 789-3431. Central Oklahoma Humane Society Center: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, 7500 N Western Ave., 286-1229. Edmond Animal Welfare Shelter: 10 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays.
Friends of the Guthrie Public Library cancels annual book sale
       
GUTHRIE — The annual used book sale of the Friends of the Guthrie Public Library has been canceled this year due to the ongoing pandemic. “COVID-19 has closed the venue we normally use for the sale and has also shut down the Guthrie Job Corps Center, which provides student help for the sale," said Calvin Selman, president of Friends. "Add the fact that our book donations are down and we are simply unable to have the sale. Which is bad, because this is the main fundraiser for the Friends.”Friends of the Guthrie Public Library hope to schedule other fundraisers and are planning to continue the sale next year. Go to https://guthrie.okpls.org/friends-of-the-library/ to learn more about Friends of the Guthrie Public Library and its mission to help support the library.
Oklahoma film fans remember 'OETA Movie Club' host B.J. Wexler
       
Wexler, longtime host of the "OETA Movie Club," died Feb. 10. he was 83. Film fans mourn longtime 'OETA Movie Club' host B.J. “His kind smile and generous spirit connected with viewers since the 'OETA Movie Club' first began in 1988. Wexler brought joy to generations of Oklahomans as host of the 'OETA Movie Club' for over 25 years. Now hosted by Robert Burch, the "OETA Movie Club" continues to air at 9 p.m. Saturdays.
From suplexes to salsa: GLOW founder finds his way to Oklahoma, and Maria Rae's
       
From suplexes to salsa: GLOW founder finds his way to Oklahoma, and Maria Rae'sMary Buthman built her salsa business over three decades, growing Maria Rae's from a small operation in her kitchen to consistent sales in grocery stores in seven states. Then last October, she decided to part ways with her creation and listed the brand for sale. But the man who stepped into the owner's chair wasn't from Oklahoma and had just a modest background in the restaurant business. Johnny Cafarella is more well known for something completely different: professional wrestling. In the 1980s, around the time Buthman launched her own restaurant and salsa brand in Enid, Cafarella helped launch the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling promotion, which was dramatized in the Netflix series "GLOW."
Drew Barrymore and Ayesha Curry show love for Curbside Flowers and 5 more Oklahoma entertainment headlines with Vince Gill, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Greyson Chance and more
       
Drew Barrymore and Ayesha Curry show love for Curbside Flowers and 5 more Oklahoma entertainment headlines with Vince Gill, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Greyson Chance and moreJohn holds a plant at Curbside Flowers, a new full-service flower shop that is a program of the Homeless Alliance. Every bouquet is made by a Curbside vendor, providing meaningful employment to someone transitioning out of homelessness. [Photo provided by Nathan Poppe]From top celebrities to everyday folks, Oklahomans and Oklahoma stay in the entertainment headlines. Here's six times they've made show business news over the past week or so:Drew Barrymore and Ayesha Curry show the love for OKC's Curbside FlowersWatch Golden Globe winner Drew Barrymore and TV personality Ayesha Curry buy $5,000 bouquets from OKC's new Curbside Flowers, 522 N Classen Blvd., last week on an episode of "The Drew Barrymore Show." As previously reported, Barrymore featured Ranya and Jordan, the co-managers of Curbside Flowers, in a pre-Valentine's Day segment of her new daytime talk show Friday.
UPDATED: Flaming Lips add another weekend of hometown Space Bubble Concerts due to continued demand during COVID pandemic
       
UPDATED: Flaming Lips add another weekend of hometown Space Bubble Concerts due to continued demand during COVID pandemicDue to the continuing demand for tickets, Oklahoma City-based art-rockers The Flaming Lips are adding two more Space Bubble Concerts to their already-planned four-show run of March hometown shows. [Scott Booker photo]UPDATED at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 16: The Flaming Lips have added a March 21 Space Bubble Concert at The Criterion, after the March 19-20 shows sold out. To read my interview with Lips frontman Wayne Coyne about the Space Bubble shows, click here. - BAMDue to the continuing demand for tickets, Oklahoma City-based art-rockers The Flaming Lips are adding two more Space Bubble Concerts to their already-planned four-show run of March hometown shows. Go to criterionokc.com to purchase tickets and for additional information.
OKC Philharmonic postpones weekend concerts due to winter weather
       
The Oklahoma City Philharmonic performs an October concert. [Heather Hanson photo]The Oklahoma City Philharmonic has postponed this weekend’s Pops series concerts "Ragtime and All That Jazz" at the Civic Center Music Hall. The concerts will be rescheduled for March 5 and 6 at the Civic Center. For current ticketholders with streaming, dress rehearsal or in-person, socially distanced performance tickets, no further action is required. The extreme winter weather this week created multiple challenges for the orchestra.
Jesse Plemons cast in Oklahoma movie 'Killers of the Flower Moon'
       
LaKeith Stanfield, left, and Jesse Plemons appear in "Judas and the Black Messiah." Plemons will play another FBI agent in "Killers of the Flower Moon," to film in Oklahoma starting in spring. [Warner Bros. photo]"The Irishman" actor Jesse Plemons is reteaming with Martin Scorsese for the iconic filmmaker's long-awaited big-budget adaptation of "Killers of the Flower Moon," which is set to start filming soon in Oklahoma. "Killers of the Flower Moon" is based on the acclaimed true-crime novel of the same name by David Grann, the best-selling author of "The Lost City of Z" and "The White Darkness." “Killers of the Flower Moon” chronicles the mysterious murders of Osage Nation citizens in 1920s Oklahoma, after the oil boom made them rich.
6 reasons to see the Oscar contender 'Minari,' which was made in Oklahoma
       
The best reason to see any movie is that it's a fantastic film, and "Minari" certainly qualifies. Lee Isaac Chung’s powerful and poetic semi-autobiographical drama centers on a Korean immigrant family who relocates in the 1980s from Los Angeles to the Heartland to establish a farm and pursue the American Dream. Moving to rural Arkansas to raise Korean fruits and vegetables to cater to the USA's growing influx of immigrants is the driving passion of the family patriarch, Jacob ("The Walking Dead's" Steven Yuen). Once she sees the remote patch of land and dilapidated trailer house her husband has purchased, her doubts intensify, along with the couple's arguments. As a compromise, they bring over Monica's feisty mother Soonja (Yuh-jung Youn) from South Korea to live with them and help care for their two children, responsible Anne (Noel Cho) and her mischievous 7-year-old younger brother David (Alan S. Kim), through whose perspective the story is told.
See a virtual screening for a Native music documentary narrated by Wes Studi and 4 more Oklahoma movie headlines
       
Wes Studi [Jen Boyer photo]Narrated by Wes Studi, Native music documentary 'Spirit Flute' to be shown virtually FridayNorman Cultural Connection will host a virtual screening of its documentary "Spirit Flute: Healing the Heart" at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Narrated by Oscar-honored Cherokee actor and Oklahoma native Wes Studi, the 65-minute film delves into the extraordinary journey of several Oklahoma flute makers and flute players who share the storied tradition of the Native flute and the concern in keeping this art form alive. The documentary highlights the beauty of the Oklahoma landscape and the interconnection of the land and the Native flute, according to a news release. To watch the trailer for "Spirit Flute: Healing the Heart," go to www.normanculturalconnection.org. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman Archives]Julius Jones documentary screening delayed due to winter weatherOriginally scheduled for this weekend, the film premiere of "New Year!
The Jones Assembly launching Music First patio concert series, plus 4 more Oklahoma music notes featuring Samantha Crain, Branjae, Kylie Morgan and Mothica
       
Carter Sampson performs during the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla., Thursday, July 12, 2018. Sampson is on the March schedule for The Jones Assembly's new Music First patio concert series. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman Archives]The Jones Assembly launching Music First patio concert seriesWhen it came time to safely resume restaurant and bar operations in June 2020, The Jones Assembly made sure that music was not forgotten. This also gives us the opportunity to support our incredible local musicians who have been recently affected. We rely on them and we hope they know they can rely on us,” said Graham Colton, a partner in The Jones Assembly as well as a singer-songwriter, in a statement.
Adopt a pet: Affectionate and friendly are a great combination
       
Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or only available by appointment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bethany Animal Control Shelter: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month, 5100 N College, 789-3431. Central Oklahoma Humane Society Center: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, 7500 N Western Ave., 286-1229. Edmond Animal Welfare Shelter: 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays.
Women of the Century: Selection panelists reflect on impact of Oklahoma women
       
In early February, a group of women gathered in a conference room at The Oklahoman to pore through biographies of Oklahoma women who have claimed a spot in history these past 100 years. Their task was to choose a diverse group of 10 who have made an impact not just in the state but on a national level. The exercise was part of USA Today Network’s Women of the Century project. Candidates ranged from artists, educators and authors to politicians and scientists, activists and philanthropists. Numerous Oklahoma women have earned the honor of Women of the Century, but the task was to select 10 who have left a beneficial mark on society in public policy, civil rights, media, sports and the arts.
Report says Ronny Jackson made sexual comments, drank on duty as White House doctor
       
"Many of these witnesses described RDML Jackson's behavior with words and phrases such as 'meltdowns,' 'yells' for no reason,' 'rages,' 'tantrums,' 'lashes out,' and 'aggressive.' These witnesses also described RDML Jackson's leadership style with terms such as 'tyrant,' 'dictator,' 'control freak,' 'hallmarks of fear and intimidation,' 'crappy manager,' and 'not a leader at all,'" it adds. Back at the hotel, one of the witnesses said he saw Jackson "pounding" on the door of his female subordinate's room. When she opened the door, Jackson said, "I need you," and, "I need you to come to my room." Witnesses also alleged that Jackson made a comment about a female medical subordinate's breasts and buttocks during a presidential trip to Asia in April 2014.
TV: Cancel Culture Sinks “The Bachelor” to Lowest Ratings of This Season and Second Lowest of All Time After Racism Scandal Explodes
       
Matt James is the first Black Bachelor, and there’s nothing wrong with him. Then host Chris Harrison was interviewed by former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay, and the results were explosive. Harrison has been replaced for the final show, which is live, by a former NFL player who is Black. Then Lindsay suffered some blowback for saying all the right things and announced she was disassociating herself with the franchise. I doubt Chris Harrison will come back from this.
Galician noir: how a rainy corner of Spain spawned a new TV genre
       
The series became one of the top 10 most-watched non-English language shows in the UK and Ireland just a month after its international release. A decade after Nordic noir captured the attention of international TV audiences, a TV genre some are calling “Galician noir” is emerging from the rainy corner of Spain. “There is a different light, a different atmosphere, and that helps with the tone of a thriller,” says Diego Ávalos, vice-president of original content at Netflix Spain. Photograph: Jaime Olmedo/NetflixStreaming platforms have accelerated the growth and global reach of TV shows in languages other than English, a trend initiated by Scandinavian and Korean drama, and that is now benefiting other European regions. “One of the great things about TV shows is that you always want to learn more.
Put away your wellies – Rishi Sunak's Budget spells doom and gloom for summer festivals
       
Meanwhile the Association of Festival Organisers said that Government-backed insurance is crucial to let live music “get back up and running”. Hugh Phillimore runs Cornbury Festival, which takes place in the Cotswolds every July. Phillimore said that although the industry is “really crying out” for a government insurance scheme, he “can’t really see it happening”. Festivals are a risky business at the best of times and anyone in the festival business is a risk-merchant. But beyond the issue of insurance, the arts industry were generally supportive of Sunak’s Budget.
The truth behind The Terror: how an arctic expedition became a horror story for the history books
       
Ice-monsters may be fictional (at least, one would hope so), but the show is based on historical fact. It's the latest retelling of the doomed 1845-46 expedition of Captain John Franklin and Francis Crozier, and their two ominously named ships – Erebus (one of the rivers in the Greek underworld) and Terror. All 129 members of the expedition disappeared without a trace, and the wreckage of their ships was not found for more than 150 years. Dan Simmons's 2007 novel The Terror – the inspiration for the TV series – imagines occult forces were at work. When Franklin left for a second trip to the Arctic in 1825, his wife – the celebrated Romantic poet Eleanor Anne Porden – was suffering from tuberculosis.
Vanessa Bryant opens up about ‘unimaginable’ pain of losing Kobe and Gianna
       
Vanessa Bryant has opened up about her continued grief over the deaths of her husband Kobe Bryant and her 13-year-old daughter Gianna, describing the pain as “unimaginable”. “This pain is unimaginable [but] you just have to get up and push forward,” she said. “Lying in bed crying isn’t going to change the fact that my family will never be the same again. But getting out of bed and pushing forward is going to make the day better for my girls and for me. Read our privacy notice INDY/ LIFE Newsletter Be inspired with the latest lifestyle trends every week Thanks for signing up to the INDY/LIFE newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent.
Behind Her Eyes is TV with an identity crisis
       
We learn that it was here that Adele met Rob (Robert Aramayo), a gay working-class man and recovering addict with whom she fosters a close friendship. So far, so psychological thriller, despite it being agonisingly slow (seriously, even the affair scenes manage to be spicelessly yawn-inducing). Read our privacy notice Independent Culture Newsletter The best in film, music TV & radio straight to your inbox every week Thanks for signing up to the Independent Culture newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. But as Rob is our antagonist, it’s not as if Behind Her Eyes glamorises his actions, or positions them as virtuous. Beyond everything, Behind Her Eyes is a poorly written show, largely ill-equipped to deal with any of the problems it presents.
Love Island's India Reynolds sets pulses racing in vibrant lingerie for photoshoot
       
And India Reynolds proved she's got more up her sleeve as she uploaded behind-the-scene snaps from a photoshoot for her new range with the retailer to Instagram on Tuesday. The media personality also highlighted her enviable frame in a lace-embroidered bodysuit as she posed on a sofa. For her third look, the former Page 3 star caught the eye in a front-fastening bralet and a matching, semi-sheer thong. I've modelled for over 10 years and it's changed so much from when I first started off, as the models were really different to now. [I feel my sexiest] when I've been on holiday and I've got a tan or when I've been working out.'
Love Island's Georgia Harrison puts on a sizzling display in neon yellow lace lingerie
       
And Georgia Harrison set pulses racing as she showed off her tanned and toned physique in a slew of sizzling Instagram snaps on Wednesday. The Love Island star, 26, slipped into a lemon yellow lace lingerie and posed seductively on her bed. She captioned the snap: 'Always wear pretty lingerie to bed, you never know who you might meet in your dreams'. The reality star, 31, was arrested for allegedly filming them having sex without Georgia's consent and posting the video online. But Georgia soon bounced back from the stressful experience and returned to Instagram with some sultry snaps.
Alek Minassian: 'Incel' found guilty of murdering 10 people in Toronto van attack
       
An "incel" who admitted using a van to kill 10 pedestrians in Toronto has been found guilty of their murder. He had pleaded not guilty and his lawyer argued he did not know what he was doing was wrong because he has autism spectrum disorder. Justice Anne Molloy said his lawyers failed to prove he was not criminally responsible for all the charges against him. Advertisement"His attack on these 26 victims that day was an act of a reasoning mind," Molloy said. He admitted to police that he drove a rental van into crowds of pedestrians in a busy north Toronto neighbourhood.
Rita Ora reveals the 'amazing but very awkward moment' Madonna brought her to her knees
       
Rita Ora spoke about the 'highlight of my life' during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday. The singer, 30, revealed the 'amazing but very awkward' moment she met her idol Madonna earlier in her career. Rita told Jimmy how she was star-struck when meeting the music icon, 62, who then bizarrely told her to kneel to find her light. Rita Ora spoke about the 'highlight of my life' during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday nightRetelling the tale, Rita said: 'I had an amazing moment with her. Rita landed in Australia at the beginning of last month, after flying over from her home in London to appear on the panel.
Hugh Jackman sports a vest as he takes a stroll in the city after praising Billie Eliish's new movie
       
And Hugh Jackman admitted he's a superfan of Billie Eilish as he jumped on Instagram Wednesday morning with a raving review of her latest documentary. Safely back at home, Jackman took to his platform with some encouraging words for Billie after watching her latest flick. Her first documentary, Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry, was released on Apple TV+ on Feb. 26, 2021 and tells the 'true coming-of-age story' of the popular musician. 'I recommend wholeheartedly the Billie Eilish movie, The World's a Little Blurry,' he said. 'It is amazing and I just have to say I am so thrilled that my daughter has such an honest, vulnerable, outspoken, talented ... not afraid to be herself role model like Billie Eilish.
Star Wars' Kelly Marie Tran will NEVER return to social media after racist trolls bullied her
       
Kelly Marie Tran has said she is 'so much happier' without social media, and doesn't believe she will ever go back on it. When she was cast in 2017's The Last Jedi, trolls bombarded her with visceral racist abuse and social media harassment, and forced her to delete all social media. 'To the majority of Star Wars fans thank you for supporting and putting yourselves in our shoes. Remaining strong in the face of the abuse, Kelly concluded with the statement: 'You might know me as Kelly. I am the first woman of colour to have a leading role in a Star Wars movie.
Justin Timberlake wishes his 'favorite person in the world' Jessica Biel a happy 39th birthday
       
10-time Grammy winner Justin Timberlake wished his wife of eight years - Emmy nominee Jessica Biel - a happy 39th birthday on Wednesday. 'Happy birthday to my favorite person in the world - the strongest, funniest, best, brightest, and most beautiful mom/partner/boss there is,' the 40-year-old R&B belter - who boasts 182.8M social media followers - gushed. 10-time Grammy winner Justin Timberlake wished his wife - Emmy nominee Jessica Biel - a happy 39th birthday on WednesdayThe 40-year-old R&B belter gushed: '[You're] the strongest, funniest, best, brightest, and most beautiful mom/partner/boss there is. Justin and Jessica - who began their romance in 2007 - are the proud parents of sons Silas Randall, turning six next month; and Phineas, eight months. Meanwhile, Biel executive produced the eight-episode teen drama Cruel Summer, which premieres April 20 on Freeform and April 21 on Hulu.
Louie Anderson surprised after Eddie Murphy claims he was 'forced' to hire him for Coming To America
       
Louie Anderson has expressed surprise that Eddie Murphy was 'forced' to cast him in the 1988 hit comedy Coming to America because studio execs wanted to include a 'white person'. The revelation could be particularly awkward given that Anderson also makes an appearance alongside Murphy in the upcoming sequel, Coming 2 America, which will be released on Amazon on Friday. Louie Anderson has expressed surprise that Eddie Murphy was 'forced' to cast him in the 1988 hit comedy Coming to America because studio execs wanted to include a 'white person'. Murphy appeared with Coming to America co-star Arsenio Hall on Jimmy Kimmel Monday night, and the pair made a similar assertion. Murphy appeared with Coming to America co-star Arsenio Hall on Jimmy Kimmel Monday night, and the pair made a similar assertionHall and Murphy are seen in Coming to America.
CBS 'forced to pay millions to actress after its lawyers leaked her Les Moonves allegations'
       
In another attack, Golden-Gottlieb claims Moonves, angry over a work-related issue, threw her against a wall. She went over to Moonves' office to discuss various projects where she was offered a glass of wine which she felt unable to refuse. At the lunch, Moonves told the actress he had a crush on her but had not said so before because she had been in a relationship. After the actress said she was going to leave, Moonves told her to sit down. When her friend left to use the bathroom, she claims Moonves turned to her and said, 'Let's go.
Michelle Obama discusses racism while plugging new book
       
Despite being asked about racism and the Black Lives Matter movement by anchor Robin Roberts, neither woman made reference to the controversy surrounding the ban on several of Dr. Seuss' books. Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the company that preserves and protects the author's legacy, made the announcement on Tuesday, which coincided with the late author and illustrator's birthday. Biden broke presidential tradition when he left out any mention of Dr. Seuss during his proclamation on Monday; both Michelle's husband Barack and Donald Trump recognized Dr. Seuss' contributions several times in their annual proclamations during their respective presidencies. Michelle also has a close personal connection to Dr. Seuss, having read many of the authors books to children during her time as First Lady, from 2008 to 2016. Seuss ok when Michelle Obama read it to children but now has racist undertones when our First Lady donates books?'
Minneapolis man, 48, says Derek Chauvin jumped on his neck and back in 2013
       
LaSean Braddock (left) says Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin was one of officers who 'jumped' on his neck and back during a traffic stop in 2013. 'It's unfortunate that they didn't do anything to Derek Chauvin,' Braddock told NBC. After Chauvin escorted Hernandez outside, the situation took a violent turn and he allegedly grabbed Hernandez by the neck. Like Braddock before him, Hernandez filed an excessive force complaint against Chauvin, but it, too, was dismissed. Over the course of his 19 years on the force, Chauvin racked up at least a dozen complaints, but none of them resulted in disciplinary action, except for a letter of reprimand in one case.
Alamo Drafthouse dine-in movie chain files for bankruptcy
       
The popular dine-in movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse filed for bankruptcy on Monday after its more than 40 theaters across the US couldn't hold on through COVID-19 restrictions. Alamo Drafthouse operates 41 theaters in 10 states. The company's founder and chairman, Tim League, will stay involved with Alamo Drafthouse and is among the lender group buying the assets, according to Variety. Upon reopening at the end of the summer, Alamo Drafthouse unveiled detailed plans to keep customers safe, including implementing enhanced cleaning protocols and enforcing physical distancing between seats. Los Angeles is also reportedly close to reopening movie theaters as COVID-19 cases continue to decline, but no exact date has been given.
Read the full text of the Alek Minassian verdict: Toronto van attack killer guilty of murder
       
Justice Anne Molloy refused to name Alek Minassian in her decision and referred to him only as John Doe. The 28-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder. Justice Anne Molloy, who refused to name Minassian in her decision and referred to him only as John Doe, found him guilty on all 26 counts. Molloy said Minassian was fully capable of making a rational choice at the time and deliberately chose to commit mass murder. Try refreshing your browser, or Read the full text of the Alek Minassian verdict: Toronto van attack killer guilty of murder Back to video
Add Moxie to your curriculum of smart high-school comedies
       
Share this Story: Add Moxie to your curriculum of smart high-school comediesAdd Moxie to your curriculum of smart high-school comedies Amy Poehler directs this story of a grade 11 student fed up with the status quo Photo by Colleen Hayes / NetflixPostmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through our links on this page. Article content It’s getting to the point where you could create an entire curriculum built around smart, female-driven films about the high-school experience. Try refreshing your browser, or Add Moxie to your curriculum of smart high-school comedies Back to video And fitting nicely into the middle is Moxie, directed by Amy Poehler and based on the teen novel of the same name by Jennifer Mathieu. Article content Vivian decides to create a zine called Moxie, inspired by stories of her mom’s own rebellious Gen-X teenage years. in Moxie, from its celebration of high-school friendship to its we’re-stronger-together ethos.
Arsenio Hall on Beyoncé wanting him to surprise Jay-Z at her 'Coming to America' party
       
Arsenio Hall on Beyoncé wanting him to surprise Jay-Z at her 'Coming to America' partyArsenio Hall chats with USA TODAY's Bryan Alexander about "Coming 2 America," the highly anticipated sequel to the 1988 classic.
Kelly Clarkson hits back after Blake Shelton says she doesn't 'have time' for 'The Voice'
       
Kelly Clarkson hits back after Blake Shelton says she doesn't 'have time' for 'The Voice'The judges on NBC's "The Voice" are not holding back this season, including veterans Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson.
Alamo Drafthouse files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection: Movie theater chain hurt by pandemic
       
Movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday, hobbled by the pandemic but hoping to stay in business. Just like its larger competitors, including publicly traded AMC and Cinemark, the privately-owned Alamo Drafthouse was forced to temporarily close its theaters amid widespread government-ordered lockdowns aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. Alamo Drafthouse chief financial officer Matthew Vonderahe said he believes a sale of the company would present "a viable path forward." Founded in 1997 by Tim and Karrie League in Austin, Texas, Alamo Drafthouse offers luxury seating, high-end food served to your seat and alcohol. Alamo also owns a movie merchandising business called Mondo, which it acquired in 2018.
‘iCarly’ Reboot on Paramount+: Everything We Know So Far
       
OG vlogger Carly Shay is returning to the (extra) small screen in a new iCarly reboot. Since Paramount+’s iCarly reboot was first announced in December, new details (and pics!) What is the iCarly reboot release date? Even better news: it looks like the cast is already on set…NEW ICARLY 2021 PLOT: WHAT IS THE ICARLY REBOOT ABOUT? IS THERE AN ICARLY REBOOT RELEASE DATE?
‘Moxie’ Star Alycia Pascual-Peña Steals Every Scene In Amy Poehler’s Netflix Film
       
The moment Alycia Pascual-Peña walked onto the screen in Moxie on Netflix, I was transfixed. As Lucy Hernandez, Pascual-Peña is not the lead character of this new coming-of-age film, which began streaming on Wednesday. She refuses to take harassment from the sexist school bully lying down and demands that the school administration hold him accountable. Vivian, after witnessing that entire exchange, offers Lucy some advice: Mitchel is “annoying,” and Lucy should just “ignore him.”“He’s dangerous,” Lucy tells Vivian flatly. Lucy may not be the center of Moxie‘s story, but Pascual-Peña made me wish that she was.
The Best Shows on Discovery+: From ‘The Murder List’ to ‘90 Day Fiancé’
       
From the best in TLC reality programming to the all-time greatest documentary series ever made, here are the ten best shows and specials to watch on Discovery+. 1 'Planet Earth' Discovery+ is chock full of reality and documentary programming, but the crown jewel is undoubtedly the landmark nature series Planet Earth. Where to stream Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations3 '90 Day Fiancé' Arguably the cornerstone of Discovery+’s content library, 90 Day Fiancé follows couples trying to get U.S. citizenship for a foreign fiancé(e). WHAT TO WATCH NEXT: 90 Day: The Single Life, a Discovery+ exclusive following folks who split up with their 90 Day Fiancés. Where to stream Rehab Addict9 'The Murder List' Discovery+ didn’t just launch with a robust library of home, food, and lifestyle shows; it also brought the murder shows.
Ron Kim felt ‘gaslit’ as Cuomo brothers joked on CNN amid nursing home deaths
       
Andrew Cuomo over the nursing home scandal — says he felt “gaslit” and stopped watching TV for six months after seeing CNN anchor Chris Cuomo playfully interviewing his brother, as the COVID-19 death toll mounted among nursing home residents. “I turned the TV on and I see his brother [Chris Cuomo] and Andrew cracking jokes. You’re going to lose your re-election if you attack the governor,'” Kim continued. CNN’s Chris Cuomo jokes with his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, about the size of his nose CNNHis comments come a day after Chris Cuomo told his CNN viewers that he would not cover his brother’s growing list of scandals, including allegations of sexual harassment, because they are siblings.
Paul ‘PK’ Kemsley seems to throw shade at Lisa Vanderpump
       
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)A picture’s worth a thousand words but Paul “PK” Kemsley only needed eleven. PK, who is married to “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Dorit Kemsley, got caught up in some cast drama by apparently taking shots at Lisa Vanderpump with a shady social media comment. Yes, yes you can I believe,” another wrote. The dog’s new owner then allegedly dropped it off at a kill shelter — and Vanderpump found out. The “RHOBH” cast then accused Vanderpump, who is no longer on the show, of working behind the scenes to make sure the incident became a storyline to make Kemsley look bad.
Keith Olbermann slammed for saying Texas shouldn’t get COVID vaccine
       
Left-wing political pundit Keith Olbermann is drawing heat again, this time after he said that Texas shouldn’t get the COVID-19 vaccine. In response to a tweet from Texas Gov. “I just think it’s wrong to make gross generalizations about the lives and potential deaths of an entire population. It is mean-spirited and unhelpful on every front,” wrote a Dallas Morning News reporter, Evan Grant. Last November, he was slammed on Twitter for calling President Trump “a whiny little Kunta Kinte,” in a ham-fisted attempt to twist the name of the “Roots” character into a crude insult.
Borat is dead: Why Sacha Baron Cohen is done with the character forever
       
Borat is hanging up his iconic gray suit for good. On Sunday, Sacha Baron Cohen, 49, told “Golden Globes” viewers that last year’s “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” the long anticipated follow-up to 2006’s “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan,” would be his last with the beloved character. The British satirist Sacha Baron Cohen (pulling cart) recently revealed that filming the “Borat” sequel was “the most dangerous project” he had ever undertaken. The gray suit is locked up and not coming out again,” the filmmaker said. Despite threats on his life, Baron Cohen, 49, is proud of what he suggests was a vital work of political parody.
White House covid-19 response team holds news conference
       
Up next in Top News0:00 3:52 4:17 3:57 7:02 5:22 3:22 1:58 3:35 2:51 5:53 5:17 2:21 4:30 2:29 19:07 3:21 3:59 5:26 4:34 3:17
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's Oprah Winfrey sit-down will also air on U.K.'s ITV after bidding war
       
In a competitive situation, ITV has secured the exclusive UK television rights to CBS’s blockbuster interview between Oprah Winfrey and defected British royals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group is repping global sales for the special, which broadcasts on CBS at 8PM Sunday, March 7. It is titled: "Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special." ITV will air the special at 9PM on Monday, March 8. Oprah with Meghan and Harry is produced by Harpo Productions.
Meghan Markle ‘is saddened’ by allegation of bullying palace staff: Claims are an ‘attack on her character’
       
MEGHAN MARKLE, PRINCE HARRY'S OPRAH WINFREY INTERVIEW: EVERYTHING WE KNOWThe outlet reported that Knauf submitted the complaint in an effort to protect palace staffers who alleged they were being bullied by Markle. "Let’s just call this what it is – a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation," the spokesperson told the outlet. OPRAH WINFREY TEASES MEGHAN MARKLE, PRINCE HARRY INTERVIEW: 'SHOCKING THINGS'People magazine noted the earrings were gifted on March 7, 2018, from the Saudi Arabian royal family. In 2018, the U.K.’s Mail on Sunday alleged Markle, or "Hurricane Meghan," "bombarded aides" with 5 a.m. emails and texts. MEGHAN MARKLE, PRINCE HARRY'S OPRAH WINFREY SIT-DOWN CAUGHT PALACE COURTIERS 'OFF-GUARD,' ROYAL EXPERT CLAIMSLast week, CBS announced Harry and Markle will be speaking with Winfrey.
Tim Allen says he 'liked' that President Trump 'pissed people off'
       
Tim Allen makes a living making people laugh but one person who's apparently made the funnyman chuckle himself is former President Donald Trump. But I had this silent partner. TIM ALLEN TALKS POLITICS AND SPENDING TIME IN JAIL FOR COCAINE CHARGESAllen confirmed the "silent partner" he was referring to is the "government." Once I realized that the last president pissed people off, I kind of liked that. Allen did note that he's friends with the Clintons, but was opposed to Hillary Clinton's run for president.
Solange Knowles says she was 'literally fighting for my life' while making last album
       
(CNN) Solange Knowles is opening up about her health while making her last album. The singer took to Instagram and revealed that she was "literally fighting for my life" while making "When I Get Home." "2 year anniversary of the project that literally changed my life. When I first started creating 'When I Get Home' I was quite literally fighting for my life ... in and out of hospitals (s/out park plaza on Binz! The singer did not reveal details of her latest health issues, but Knowles in 2017 did open up about dealing with an autonomic disorder.
Jennette McCurdy, 'iCarly' star, has quit acting and resents her career
       
(CNN) Don't look for Jennette McCurdy to appear in the planned reboot of "iCarly." McCurdy, who played Sam Puckett for six seasons on the Nickelodeon show that ended in 2012, talked about ditching acting on the podcast she now hosts, "Empty Inside." During a recent episode with "Mom" star Anna Faris, the pair talked about the "fish out of water" concept where Faris shared how she first broke into the business after she started acting as a child. McCurdy could relate, saying, "My mom put me in it when I was 6, and by sort of age, I guess, 10 or 11 I was the main financial support for my family." "It was very much the pressure of my family didn't have a lot of money, and this was the way out," she said, "which I actually think was helpful in driving me to some degree of success."
DAZN names former Disney exec Kevin Mayer as chairman
       
FILE PHOTO: Internet streaming service DAZN's logo is pictured in its office in Tokyo, Japan March 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon(Reuters) - Sports streaming platform DAZN Group named Kevin Mayer, who was previously TikTok CEO and a Disney executive, as chairman, it said on Wednesday. Mayer brings over his streaming expertise from helping Disney launch and run Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ and Hotstar. He will replace John Skipper, who is exiting to focus on Meadowlark Media, a content company in which DAZN plans to invest and collaborate with on original programming projects.
Dolly Parton on her 50th Grammy nod: ‘It’s always special’
       
FILE - Dolly Parton performs in concert on May 27, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn. It's been 51 years since Dolly Parton earned her first Grammy nomination, and this year the national treasure who has won nine Grammys throughout her career is competing for her 50th honor. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)FILE - Dolly Parton performs in concert on May 27, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn. It's been 51 years since Dolly Parton earned her first Grammy nomination, and this year the national treasure who has won nine Grammys throughout her career is competing for her 50th honor. Parton’s first Grammy nomination was at the 1970 show for “Just Someone I Used to Know,” a duet with Porter Wagoner.
David Crosby on dinner with Joni, Phoebe Bridgers and the 50th anniversary of his haunted solo debut
       
A candid assessment of his thorny life and times, “David Crosby: Remember My Name,” directed by Cameron Crowe, appeared in 2019. I don’t remember us talking about Christine, or the fact that I was sad or overwhelmed. John Sebastian, Graham Nash, Joni Mitchell, David Crosby and Stephen Stills perform at the Big Sur Folk Festival in September 1969. I don’t think she was happy then, I don’t think she’s happy now. I don’t think that she will ever regain the manual dexterity to be able to play guitar or piano.
How one Arizona student and her family deal with learning from home
       
How one Arizona student and her family deal with learning from homeThe family of Catalina Ventura student Marilyn Erlandson Trejo talk about their experiences and struggles with online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amber Alert issued for 10-year-old Carrollton girl after mother was found dead in her home overnight
       
Authorities issued an Amber Alert Wednesday morning for a 10-year-old girl after her mother was found dead in her home overnight. Rosemary Lee Singer is described as a white girl who is 5-2 and weighs about 75 pounds. Authorities are searching for 35-year-old Ronald Lee Singer in connection with the disappearance of 10-year-old Rosemary Lee Singer. (Texas Department of Public Safety)Her mother, 45-year-old Maria Romero Ramos, was found dead in her apartment early Wednesday, Carrollton police said. Police believe Singer may be with her father, 35-year-old Ronald Lee Singer, who is Ramos’ ex-husband.
Total SF - Drag performer D'Arcy Drollinger fights to save the Oasis
       
36 minutes | Mar 3rd 2021In a special bonus Total SF, D'Arcy Drollinger talks about being a drag performer and small business owner, and the fight to save the Oasis nightclub with an old school telethon. Co-hosts Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight join Drollinger on the roof of the nightclub at 11th and Folsom streets to learn about the struggles of one nightclub owner — who is trying to raise $100,000 on Saturday, March 6, to stave off closure. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "The Tide Will Rise" by the Sunset Shipwrecks off their album "Community" and cable car bell-ringing by 8-time champion Byron Cobb. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Police ID man found dead in canal at apartment community
       
“We’re asking for witnesses who may have seen the victim prior to (his death),” he said. “Authorities are also looking for surveillance camera footage that may reveal clues into the circumstances of (Brown’s) death.”
Man who used van to kill 10 pedestrians in Toronto guilty
       
TORONTO (AP) — A man who admitted using a van to kill 10 pedestrians in Toronto was found guilty on Wednesday. His lawyer argued he didn’t know what he was doing was wrong because he has autism spectrum disorder, angering advocates for the rights of autistic individuals. Minassian had pleaded not guilty and his lawyer argued his client was not criminally responsible. Justice Anne Molloy said his lawyers failed to prove he was not criminally responsible. She said there is no doubt his actions were planned and deliberate and that he was fully aware of what he was doing.
Tim Allen Opens Up About Infamous Drug Arrest; Laughs Off Trump Critics
       
Tim Allen Opens Up About Infamous Drug Arrest; Laughs Off Trump Critics"What I’ve done is just not joined into, as I call it, the 'we culture.' I’m not telling anybody else how to live," the 'Last Man Standing' star says. Tim Allen is making headlines after opening up about his infamous decades-old cocaine arrest and federal prison time, as well as the delight he took in Donald Trump riling up his critics. "After my old man died, I really just played games with people and told adults what they wanted to hear and then stole their booze," Allen told Maron. "I just shut up and did what I was told," the Last Man Standing said of his time in prison.
Julien Macdonald breaks quarantine rules as he strolls in London 2 DAYS after living it up in Miami
       
Julien Macdonald was seen breaking quarantine rules as he stepped out in London on Wednesday, just two days after he was pictured living it up in Miami. When you arrive in England , you must travel directly to the place you’re staying and not leave until 10 days have passed. If you’re travelling to England for less than 10 days, you will need to quarantine for the whole of your stay. The quarantine period starts the day you arrive in England and ends 10 days after the day you arrived. The star, who owns her own swimwear business Kimberley London, wrote: 'I bought my place here this time two years ago.
Jenna Coleman steps out for coffee in a grey houndstooth coat
       
But actress Jenna Coleman had to make do with a rather empty London street as she ventured out for a stroll on Wednesday. Here she comes: The Serpent star Jenna Coleman ventured out alone in London on WednesdayAs always she looked typically stylish, opting for a smart three-quarter length frock coat in grey houndstooth over distinctively cropped black trousers. The actress added to her look with a frill embellished cream top, while heavy duty square-toe boots rounded things off. More 31 million viewers have tuned into the intense crime drama, which stars Jenna and Tahar Rahim, since it first began airing on New Year's Day. The Serpent's first episode is the streaming service's most watched episode across all genres, with over 5.5 million checking it out online, as of writing.
Russian influencer, 36, shares first pictures of newborn daughter fathered by 21-year-old stepson
       
An influencer who traded in her husband for her stepson after 10 years together has shared pictures of their newborn baby daughter for the first time. Marina Balmasheva, 36, from Russia, married her new husband Vladimir 'Vova' Shavyrin, now 21, last summer before giving birth to their daughter Olga Vladimirovna in January. Marina Balmasheva, who traded in her husband for her stepson, has shared the first images of their newborn baby daughter. Marina told how 'wonderful' life as a new mother is, and how much 'happiness' her new daughter brings despite 'difficult moments'. Her new husband Vladimir was not present at the birth.
David Harbour, 45, reveals he has received his Covid vaccine early
       
David Harbour has shared a picture after receiving the Covid vaccine early after being told he 'qualified' for the life-saving jab by his doctor. Sharing a picture of himself wearing a mask and a 'Lily Allen' merchandise T-shirt, David wrote: 'Protect the ones you love. Before heading back to America, David was seen sweetly bonding with Lily's daughters Ethel and Marnie in a cute video shared to Instagram. Ethel and Marnie giggled away as he he continued to larked around, while proud mum Lily filmed on her phone. Speaking on the Sex, Lies & DM Slides podcast, the star joked that what happens in Vegas, gets tweeted out by Vegas.
Kim Zolciak, 42, and husband Kroy Biermann, 35, test positive for COVID-19
       
Kim Zolciak revealed that she and her husband Kroy Biermann recently tested positive for COVID-19. Feeling ill: Kim Zolciak revealed that she and her husband Kroy Biermann recently tested positive for COVID-19Getting help: 'Hubby and I tested + for Covid A few days ago! the Real Housewives of Atlanta veteran said in her Instagram Stories'Hubby and I tested + for Covid A few days ago! the Real Housewives of Atlanta veteran said in her Instagram Stories. In 2008, she appeared as one of the original housewives on the reality television series The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Tim Allen chats two-year prison sentence for cocaine and being a conservative in Hollywood
       
Back in 1978, Golden Globe winner Tim Allen faced life in prison after selling 1.4lbs of cocaine to an undercover officer at Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport in Michigan. After serving eight months, Allen (born Timothy Alan Dick) got used to prison life day-to-day by doing what he was told and learning how to 'shut up.' 'Meatless Mike': The Emmy nominee executive produces and stars as sporting goods store executive Mike Baxter/Tim Taylor in the ninth season of the sitcom Last Man Standing, which airs Thursdays on FoxReunited! The Western Michigan University grad executive produces and stars as sporting goods store executive Mike Baxter/Tim Taylor in the ninth season of the sitcom Last Man Standing, which airs Thursdays on Fox. Tim also executive produces and co-hosts the 10-episode builder reality competition Assembly Required with Richard Karn, which airs Tuesdays on the History Channel.
Justin Bieber's ex Chantel Jeffries poses in a string bikini in Miami
       
Chantel Jeffries has posed in a string bikini again for her Instagram 4.7million followers. Bikini life: Chantel Jeffries has posed in a string bikini again for her Instagram 4.7million followersHer modeling career really took off in 2020 as she landed more campaigns and became a top influencer. She has a beau: The star now dates Chainsmokers singer Drew Taggart. The star now dates Chainsmokers singer Drew Taggart. On December 31, Drew turned 31 and to mark his birthday, Chantel shared a heartfelt caption on her Instagram, along with snaps - including one of them shared a passionate kiss.
Michelle Obama discusses racism while plugging new book
       
Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the company that preserves and protects the author's legacy, made the announcement on Tuesday, which coincided with the late author and illustrator's birthday. Biden broke presidential tradition when he left out any mention of Dr. Seuss during his proclamation on Monday. Both Michelle's husband Barack and Donald Trump recognized Dr. Seuss' contributions several times in their annual proclamations during their respective presidencies. Michelle also has a close personal connection to Dr. Seuss, having read many of the authors books to children during her time as First Lady, from 2008 to 2016. Michelle also shared how she is teaching her own daughters to use 'the power of their voices' in her first interview since Joe Biden's inauguration.
Illinois restaurant owner sued by 17 employees for upskirting with cameras on his SHOES
       
Investigators seized several of Papandrea's electronic devices and discovered multiple videos of female employees. He is now facing 17 charges pertaining to that investigation, and his first court appearance is set for April 22. On Tuesday, nine more former employees joined the civil suit, taking the total number to 17. The civil complaint states that Papandrea 'required employees to wear dresses and skirts while working as hostesses and servers' at this establishments. More former employees may soon be joining the suit, and Proskey is urging any other former employees of Papandrea to contact her with their concerns.
Hilaria and Alec Baldwin 'welcomed their sixth child via SURROGATE'
       
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin welcomed their sixth child via surrogate, a source has revealed, just two days after the couple shocked the world with news of the baby's arrival - and six months after the yoga guru gave birth to their fifth child. The 37-year-old yoga guru made the surprise announcement that the couple had welcomed another child on Monday by sharing an Instagram snap featuring the baby girlDoting dad? Alec, meanwhile, has gone so far as to tell off those who have begged for details in more impolite terms. In a since-deleted reply, Alec furiously clapped back, writing: 'You should shut the f*** up and mind your own business.' As recently as December, Alec attacked a critic who called his wife Hilaria a 'fraud' in the comments of an Instagram post.
Celebrity couple Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard to host new game show 'Family Game Fight'
       
Celebrity couple Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard pick a friendly "Family Game Fight" as hosts of the new NBC game show. The 10-episode series will air on NBC and has funny woman Ellen DeGeneres at the helm as executive producer. Bell and Shepard revealed that during the early days of their budding romance the two "fell in love" with each other at a competitive game night. “For one of our first dates, I invited Dax over for a game night at my house with a bunch of friends,” Bell said on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Wednesday. 'It saved my life':Dax Shepard thanks Kristen Bell for support during recent relapseContributing: Jenna Ryu
Bill Burr defends 'Mandalorian' co-star Gina Carano
       
“Mandalorian” actor and stand-up comedian Bill Burr has flocked to the defense of his controversial co-star Gina Carano, who was recently fired from the Disney+ show over controversial tweets. Lucas Film ripped Carano’s statements as “abhorrent” and promptly jettisoned her from the “Mandalorian,” stressing there “are no plans” for her ever to return. While most Mando collaborators remained tight-lipped over her cancellation, Burr, 52, defended Carano on a recent episode of the Bill Bert podcast, which he hosts with fellow comic Bert Kreischer. Bill Burr played mercenary Migs Mayfield, who fights alongside Gina Carano’s Cara Dune in Season 2 Disney+“She was an absolute sweetheart,” said the “F Is For Family” creator, who played sardonic mercenary Migs Mayfield alongside Carano in Season 2. There’s people waiting, just laying in the weeds,” fumed Burr, who recently faced backlash over his SNL monologue attacking white women.
Taylor Swift Fans Attack ‘Ginny & Georgia’ Star Antonia Gentry with Racist Comments Amid “Sexist Joke” Controversy
       
The Taylor Swift vs. Ginny & Georgia saga continues. “Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 called and it wants its lazy, deeply sexist joke back,” tweeted Swift. Also, @Netflix after Miss Americana this outfit doesn’t look cute on you.”Clearly, many Taylor Swift fans felt the tweet was a call to arms. Despite the intense hate filling her Instagram comments, Gentry seems to be taking the situation quite well. Where to stream Ginny & Georgia
Tim Allen reflects on 2-year prison sentence for cocaine
       
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Tim Allen is reflecting on his troubled past with drugs and alcohol. “I just shut up and did what I was told,” Allen, who was 23 at the time, recalled of his prison stint on Monday’s episode of the “WTF with Marc Maron” podcast. “It was the first time ever I did what I was told and played the game … I learned literally how to live day by day. You definitely want to learn how to shut up.”After about eight months behind bars, Allen “got used to” being in lock-up and even had “OK times.”Tim Allen was busted for cocaine in 1978. Looking back, Allen said he feels “shame” over his actions given the way his father died.
Kamala Harris’ tweet about Dr. Seuss resurfaces amid racial controversy
       
A 2017 tweet from Vice President Harris has resurfaced mentioning Dr. Seuss by name and quoting him, four years before her own administration would strip his name from Read Across America Day. Kamala Harris wished Dr. Seuss a happy birthday in 2017 — four years before the Biden administration canceled six of his books. Dr. Seuss’ work has become the center of controversy recently following a study highlighting a lack of diversity among the author’s characters. Dr Seuss is seen in 1957. Books by Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, including “On Beyond Zebra!” and “And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street,” are offered for loan on March 02, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois.
'Tom Stoppard,' by Hermione Lee review
       
Tomas and older brother Petr escaped with their mother to India, where she met and married Maj. Kenneth Stoppard. Lee prefers to spotlight his defense of persecuted writers in Eastern Europe, battles against censorship and charitable work for children in war zones. ADADLee disputes the conventional wisdom that only with “The Real Thing” in 1982 did Stoppard start to plumb human feelings. Lee also rejects the view that the philosophical debates in Stoppard’s plays are mere window dressing. Wendy Smith is the author of “Real Life Drama: The Group Theatre and America, 1931-1940.”Tom StoppardA LifeBy Hermione Lee
‘Coming 2 America’s’ Jermaine Fowler became a comedian because of Eddie Murphy. Now, he wants to make a name for himself.
       
“I realized,” he says, “I may not be anything.”A few weeks later, his neighbor lent him a purple-sleeved VHS tape that changed everything: 1987's "Eddie Murphy Raw" standup special. "And I realized I wanted to be a standup comedian." That happened with "Coming 2 America," in which Fowler not only shares scenes with his comedy hero — he plays the unwitting son of Murphy's Prince Akeem. I don’t feel like he’s being false.’ ”As Fowler got to know Murphy on set, he came to appreciate his idol's reverence for Richard Pryor. Just as Murphy passed through doors opened by Pryor but decided not to retrace his steps, Fowler plans to blaze his own trail.
Rachel Lindsay says 'Bachelor' franchise should suspend production until race, diversity issues are addressed
       
Former "Bachelorette" Rachel Lindsay believes the franchise needs to suspend production until it adequately addresses its current race and diversity scandal. However, Lindsay noted that she wants to hear from ABC and Warner Bros., which produces the franchise. DISCLAIMER ADDED TO CHRIS HARRISON'S 'CELEBRITY WHEEL OF FORTUNE' EPISODE"Right now, you’re letting your fans speak for you," Lindsay added. So you need to speak out, and you need to say something — you need to undo it. Rachel has been an incredible advocate for our cast, and we are grateful that she has worked tirelessly towards racial equality and inclusion."
NYC comedy club owner calls on Jerry Seinfeld to return to city and support struggling comedians
       
A New York comedy club owner, who is suing Gov. The comedian was seen in East Hampton in September arriving at his $32 million house in a vintage Porsche, a week after calling a comedian who fled New York City for Florida a "putz" and saying he would never abandon New York City, The Daily Mail reported. In October, however, Seinfeld said that he isn't giving up on New York City and believes others shouldn't either. "The true greatness that is New York City is beyond rare," he wrote. JERRY SEINFELD BLASTS MANHATTAN COMEDY CLUB OWNER FOR SAYING ‘NYC IS DEAD FOREVER’"We’re going to keep going with New York City if that’s all right with you," Seinfeld continued.
Bette Midler shares unique concerns about Mr. Potato head toy following Hasbro's rebrand decision
       
Potato Head toy following Hasbro's decision to rebrand the line. Potato Head and Mrs. Potato Head, announced the line will soon be rebranded as the "Potato Head" in order to "better reflect the full line." Potato Head toys will be renamed. "Good to know that Mrs Potato Head is there to help pack his... stuff," one user wrote with a GIF of Mrs. and Mr.
Goodwill donor in Texas accidentally leaves $5,000 in jacket, gets it back weeks later
       
A man in Texas has been reunited with an envelope containing $5,000 after his wife accidentally donated the cash to Goodwill inside the pocket of an old jacket. The man first realized their mistake in early February, according to Rhonda Davis, the store manager of the Goodwill in Hurst. "Thank you, Makayla, for your incredible integrity," said Terry Willet, the Goodwill retail director of Fort Worth, upon awarding DeLaPena with the Goodwill Medal of Integrity. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPGoodwill also heaped praise on DeLaPena in a statement shared with Fox News. said Rosemary Cruz, vice president of donated goods and retail for Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth.
Contractor finds secret message, bottle of whisky from old homeowners beneath floor
       
You just never know what you're going to find in an old house. A contractor in Scotland was in for a treat when he discovered a secret message and a bottle of whisky hidden beneath the floor of a home he was renovating. Craig Harrigan of Perth was recently tearing out old flooring in a kitchen when he and his helper found the stunning surprise, The Sun reports. "When I seen the date, I thought, ‘Oh not that long ago.’ Until the lad with me said he wasn't even born then," Harrigan wrote back. The new owner plans to keep the whisky and piece of linoleum as a toast to her digs.
Reggae legend Bunny Wailer dies at age 73
       
Bunny Wailer, the last surviving member of the Wailers, the reggae band he co-founded with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, has died at the age of 73. He won three Grammy Awards for Best Reggae Album.
Golden Globes viewership drops dramatically — only 6.9 million people watched
       
Last year’s show, in the pre-lockdown era, reached 18.4 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. The Academy Awards in 2020 reached a record low 23.6 million viewers, and that was also pre-lockdown. ABC had 3.9 million, NBC had 3.4 million, Fox had 2.3 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1.2 million and Telemundo had 1 million. Fox News Channel topped the cable networks, averaging 2.46 million viewers in prime time. MSNBC had 1.9 million, CNN had 1.28 million, HGTV had 1.11 million and ESPN had 1.07 million.
13 details from the Golden Globes that you might've missed
       
Catherine O'Hara paid tribute to what she was nominated for at the 2021 Golden Globes. NBCThe 78th Golden Globes took place on Sunday and was filled with details. The 78th Golden Globes took place on Sunday, and you might've overlooked some of the best details from the night. January Jones and Kiernan Shipka brought back their Golden Globes dresses from 2011The actresses rewore their dresses. Emma Corrin's dress was inspired by clownsEmma Corrin attends the 2021 Golden Globes.
Transforming plays for the screen involves more than just ‘opening up’ the scenes
       
So where do you begin when you’re brought in on such a project as either a collaborator or the lone writer? “When Denzel asked me would I be interested in writing it, I almost did a backflip,” Santiago-Hudson happily recalled. The play, set during a volatile 1927 recording session involving famed, take-no-prisoners blues diva Gertrude “Ma” Rainey and her spirited bandmates, ran about 2½ hours on stage. “I didn’t want to film the play.… That’s not very challenging,” Zeller said by phone from his Paris home. “In the play, the disorientation of the main character is conveyed by bits of the set gradually disappearing,” Hampton said.
These writers just had to direct their own stories. Here’s why that works.
       
Some wrote original scripts, some worked with adaptations, but all are clear: They just had to be the ones to tell the story. But directors — even those heavily involved with writing their own scripts — recognize the importance of having independent voices, whether it’s those of writers or other crew. The reasons are wide and varied, but it means non-directing writers rarely get to lay full claim to their own categories any more. “It’s hard for academy members to see through to a good screenplay if the film wasn’t good,” Taymor says. “I don’t think that the Academy Award determines what’s a good screenplay,” adds Kaufman.
Review: Why do women stay with toxic men? A debut novel has some uncomfortable answers
       
It’s a book about looking for your own stuttered, partial reflection in the hall of mirrors that is a narcissist’s affection. (“All love stories begin with the letter I,” as Joanna Walsh wrote in her 2018 novel “Break.up”). The novel is a powerful counterweight to the notion that young women today are free to define themselves apart from men. There are many stories currently circulating — in books, films and the press — about relationships like the one Nolan writes about, and I marvel at my bottomless appetite for them. AdvertisementAron is the author of “Good Morning, Destroyer of Men’s Souls: A Memoir of Women, Addiction, and Love.”
Review: Sigourney Weaver is the best thing about ‘My Salinger Year,’ a wannabe ‘Devil’s Wears Prada’
       
The movie, though, offers a major attraction in the form of Sigourney Weaver, who steals the show as a brusque literary agent. In 1995, 20-something Joanna (Margaret Qualley) has recently had poetry published in Paris, and she has come to New York to become a writer. It’s not that Qualley is unappealing, it’s just that she doesn’t carry off the writer thing. Joanna doesn’t seem to care all that much about writing, and acquiesces to Margaret’s anachronistic clerical demands. Starring Margaret Qualley and Sigourney Weaver.
‘Masks still required’ at these Dallas and Fort Worth restaurants and bars
       
Greg Abbott announced he would remove the mask mandate in Texas, Dallas chefs and restaurant owners who were opposed to the idea took to social media. “Oddfellows will remain a mask-wearing and mask-enforcing business,” reads an Instagram post from the Oak Cliff-based coffee and brunch spot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintains that wearing masks — and in some cases, two — will help slow the spread of the disease, and President Joe Biden has said that wearing one shouldn’t be a political statement. Some operators will require masks for employees, but make it optional for guests. He says continuing to require mask wearing by guests and employees should be an ethical and moral issue, not a political one.
In Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's 'The Island,' two men starved for freedom resist being crushed by apartheid
       
In Sophocles' tragedy, Antigone is punished for burying the body of her late brother after a civil war, in defiance of the law. Her fate is a living death shut up in a cave, not far from what Winston and John already suffer. Winston calls the kind, garrulous John the man with the ideas; Robinson's musical voice makes those riffs entertaining. For countless prisoners of apartheid in the Robben Island prison, the notion of freedom truly was an impossible dream. WATCH ONLINEMilwaukee Chamber Theatre's production of "The Island" can be seen online through March 28.
Vanessa Bryant navigates heartache as she rebuilds life for her family
       
LOS ANGELES — Vanessa Bryant said she is focused on “finding the light in darkness” in an emotional interview with People magazine detailing her attempts to push forward after her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gigi died in a helicopter crash early last year. The 38-year-old widow of the Los Angeles Lakers legend expressed how she’s been trying to navigate heartache while trying to rebuild a life for herself and three daughters. Vanessa Bryant said her devotion to her daughters Natalia, Bianka and Capri have been a saving grace. “They give me strength.”On the magazine cover, Vanessa Bryant sports a Lakers jacket with Kobe’s No. Vanessa Bryant said she wants to honor her husband and daughter’s legacy by creating opportunities for young female athletes.
A scoop of sweet news! Longtime Louisville ice cream shops open for the season
       
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — We all scream for ice cream, and as the weather warms up following numerous winter storms in recent weeks, several beloved frozen treat stands in Louisville are now open for the season. Dairy Kastle, 575 Eastern Parkway, and Dairy Del, 1516 S. Shelby St., both opened their longstanding ice cream shops this week. Dairy Kastle is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 9 p.m. Sundays. Dairy Del is open every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.More:Walk-up windows help Louisville's ice cream shops adjust to COVID-19Is butter pecan a 'Black thing'? :Louisville podcast explores how race impacts foodFor the Southern Indiana crowd, Zesto Ice Cream locations in New Albany and Clarksville have also been open since February.
Sex tape satire at Berlin fest tackles pandemic-era 'hypocrisy'
       
One of Eastern Europe's most acclaimed directors argues corruption, hypocrisy and racism are far more obscene than pornography in a Berlin film festival contender about a teacher whose sex tape winds up on the internet. Opening with an extremely real-looking hardcore porn video, it tells the story of Emi, a junior high school history teacher in Bucharest. So I collected all the masks I found and chose them for the actors like a costume, like a time capsule." He said he took inspiration from the sometimes hysterical WhatApp chats among parents from his children's school when he wrote Emi's trial scene. "Because it's about children, this is no joke and we must go to the heart of the problem."
Berlin Hidden Gem: Norwegian Supernatural Thriller 'The Innocents' Asks if Children Can Be Genuinely Evil
       
Berlin Hidden Gem: Norwegian Supernatural Thriller 'The Innocents' Asks if Children Can Be Genuinely EvilWhat happens when a group of unpredictable tweens are given some dangerous supernatural powers? Eskil Vogt's chilling Scandinavian horror — up for grabs at the European Film Market — offers a few "gruesome" answers. There’s no shortage of movies about kids who discover they possess special powers. "That’s a big, big possibility," says Vogt, who claims that, despite its supernatural horror elements, his film throws up some serious philosophical conundrums. Or are we born as egomaniac sociopaths and then have to learn morals and empathy and be part of the social contract?"
Moxie, review: the only joke here is Amy Poehler’s idea of ‘inclusivity’
       
Dir: Amy Poehler. Cast: Hadley Robinson, Alycia Pascual-Peña, Lauren Tsai, Nico Hiraga, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Marcia Gay Harden, Sabrina Haskett, Sydney Park, Anjelica Washington, Josie Totah, Amy Poehler, Ike Barinholtz. 15 cert, 110 minsAt the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey were both sporting an unconventional red-carpet look: a small cluster of hearts and stars, scrawled on their hands in black ink. There’s that word,” Principal Shelly trills, all a-fluster. Lo and behold, the fire catches, and Moxie soon becomes a force to be reckoned with.
Keats would be horrified by the state of modern poetry
       
But perhaps the fault can be traced back to the success of Keats himself. The Romantics’ belief in poetry pouring from the soul, and therefore being authentic, is echoed in today’s narcissistic approach to art. The universals of human experience no longer appeal; instead, poetry has to speak to a certain identity or a certain experience to be successful. It empties out poetry of all its meaning; it’s very hard to feel transcendent about Hussain Manawer reciting lines about “community” on behalf of EE. We don’t all have to be like Keats, but poetry does have to mean something.
Shirtless builders, ice cream vans and WhatsApp chaos: the real signs spring has sprung
       
For some it’s the first snowdrop, bravely nuzzling through the hardened ground of late winter. But for Julian Clary, who never disappoints, it is the sight of roofers stripped to the waist. To him, it seems, that’s a sign spring is coming. “Is there a competition for the first sighting of a shirtless roofer in 2021?” Clary wrote on Twitter earlier this week, “If so, can I enter myself? We each have our individual signs that spring has sprung in Britain, but what are they, really?
Harvey Weinstein's ex-wife Georgina Chapman launches new bridal collection, saying 'love doesn't change'
       
The ex-wife of Harvey Weinstein has launched a bridal collection with Spanish house Pronovias. Georgina Chapman, creative director of fashion label Marchesa, unveiled the 21-piece collection today via Zoom, saying it was an “honour and a privilege” to collaborate with the label and calling a wedding day the “happiest moment” and “the most important and special day of a woman’s life”. “Follow your heart.”The London-born, New York-based fashion designer, 44, met former film producer and convicted sex offender Weinstein in 2003 and reportedly began dating him while he was still married to his first wife, Eve Chilton. They separated in 2017 following the multiple allegations of sexual abuse against him, and their divorce was finalised in 2018. Weinstein was arrested and charged with rape in 2018 and is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence in New York.
Ashley Roberts turns heads in fun double denim patchwork and a neon green crop top
       
90s chick: Ashley Roberts appeared to have taken inspiration from the 90s as she left the Global Radio studios in central London on WednesdayThe Pussycat Dolls star teamed her ensemble with a green neon crop top and matching stilettos. Ashley finished her look with a pair of pink cat-eye sunglasses to bring out the pink tones from the patches on her denim. She wore her blonde locks loose with two small braids framing either side of her face and even the presenter's neon green nails matched the fearless outfit. Ashley recently spoke out about The Pussycat Dolls' future plans after they returned with React - their first song in a decade - in 2020. The Pussycat Dolls - consisting of Ashley, Nicole Scherzinger, Kimberly Wyatt, Carmit Bachar and Jessica Sutta - announced their music re-launch back in 2019.
Anthony Hopkins, 83, shows off his quirky dance moves AGAIN as he pops and locks in in fun video
       
He has previously showed off his dance prowess when he nailed the Drake 'Toosie Slide' TikTok challenge last year. And Anthony Hopkins showed off his smooth dance moves once again as he shared a fun video on Tuesday. Go for it: Anthony Hopkins showed off his smooth dance moves once again as he shared a fun video on TuesdayAnthony began the performance by popping his shoulders before shaking his hands in the air. In May 2020, Hopkins proved age is just a number when he busted a move and joined in on the popular TikTok 'Toosie Slide' challenge. After showcasing his moves, Anthony decided to challenge his superstar pals to do the same.
Dolly Parton reworks Jolene for Covid vaccination
       
Country star Dolly Parton marked her vaccination against the coronavirus with a special rendition of one of her best-known songs. Parton sang a reworked version of Jolene before she received her jab at a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. “Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I’m begging of you, please don’t hesitate. Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, because once you’re dead, then that’s a bit too late,” the 75-year-old sang. Parton was given a vaccine developed by Moderna, whose trials she helped to fund.
Kendall Jenner's relationship with basketball star Devin Booker
       
Kendall Jenner's relationship with Devin Booker has 'gotten more serious.' The 25-year-old model and the NBA star made their romance Instagram official on Valentine's Day, and their relationship has apparently moved to a different 'level' in recent weeks. Kendall Jenner's relationship with Devin Booker has 'gotten more serious.' The insider explained: 'Their relationship has gotten more serious and Devin is really laid back and not all about fame or being in the spotlight all the time, which Kendall really likes. In January People said: 'Kendall and Devin have spent the past few weeks together.
Amelia Hamlin, 19, slips into a black corset as she joins beau Scott Disick, 37, for dinner in Miami
       
And Amelia Hamlin, 19, and her boyfriend Scott Disick, 37, were spotted out and about together once again as they enjoyed dinner at Papi Steak in Miami. The daughter of Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin looked sensational in a black corset and form-fitting flared trousers as she posed for snaps at the restaurant. Meanwhile, father of three Scott rocked a purple T-shirt with a black zip-up hooded jacket and camouflage trousers with trainers. Amelia gushed over Scott on her Instagram Stories on Sunday night, as she posted a rare photo of the two side by side at dinner. He then says that they both know one day they will be wed.Before Amelia, Scott had a three-year relationship with Lionel Richie's daughter Sofia, who would take joint trips with Scott, Kourtney and the children.
Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland admits he lied
       
Billy McFarland, the disgraced organizer behind the doomed Fyre Festival, has spoken out from prison to claim he'd have been able to arrange the event he promised investors if he had a 'more realistic timeline'. McFarland and rapper Ja Rule obtained millions in investment with the promise of putting on a first-of-its-kind, luxury music festival event in The Bahamas with models, DJs, luxury dwellings and extravagant meals. Scroll down for videoBilly McFarland is due to be released from prison in 2023. In jailhouse podcast interviews, he says he still thinks he could have pulled Fyre Festival off if he had more timeMcFarland with some of his friends in prison. McFarland and Ja Rule had promoted a luxury event filled with DJs, models, luxury surroundings and epic musicThe promo for the festival included Victoria's Secret models frolicking in the ocean with the famous Bahamian pigs'I knowingly lied to raise money for the festival, yes,' he said.
Film show: Golden Globes round up
       
Film show: Golden Globes round upENCORE! © FRANCE 24By: Eve JACKSON Follow | Lisa NESSELSON 13 minFilm critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's film news, including a look at the virtual Golden Globes, the "hybrid" Berlinale and the "Week of the Lumières", which puts nine of the winners of France's equivalent to the Golden Globes in the spotlight. They are being screened on the platform La 25ème Heure this week, each followed by a discussion with the director or actors.
Meghan says she's 'saddened' by 'attack on her character' after staff accuse her of bullying
       
Meghan says she's 'saddened' by 'attack on her character' after staff accuse her of bullyingMeghan and husband Prince Harry's former communications secretary is said to have filed an official complaint in October 2018Article contentThe Duchess Of Sussex has been left “saddened” by her former aide’s claims that she bullied staff at Kensington Palace. The report also alleged that Meghan’s actions had left staff members in tears at times. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. tap here to see other videos from our team. Try refreshing your browser, or Meghan says she's 'saddened' by 'attack on her character' after staff accuse her of bullying Back to videoHowever, responding to the allegations, a spokesperson for the duchess — who is pregnant with her second child with Harry — said in a statement: “The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma.
Amazon quietly updates mobile app icon that drew comparisons to Hitler mustache
       
Amazon has apparently updated the icon for its mobile app that some claimed resembled the face of Adolf Hitler. The logo in question looked like a cardboard box with the Amazon smile logo imprinted on it. At the top center was a piece of blue shipping tape with jagged edging, which drew comparisons to Hitler's mustache. Several outlets including The Verge reported in January that Amazon had rolled out the initial redesign of the mobile app icon. "New Amazon logo looks like a cheeky Hitler," wrote user @RSSY_P.
Duchess Meghan 'saddened' by report claiming she bullied palace staff in 2018
       
Duchess Meghan is shutting down claims that she "bullied" a close adviser at Kensington Palace in 2018. On Tuesday, Meghan won a preliminary payment of about $625,000 towards her $2 million legal costs from the losing Associated Newspapers in her privacy infringement lawsuit, a British judge ruled. Associated Newspapers said it would do so, as a spokesman for the publisher told The Daily Mail that it was disappointed with the judge's decision. In two promos that aired Sunday, Meghan doesn't speak, but Winfrey appears to quote her, calling the couple's frustrations "almost unsurvivable." Contributing: Maria PuenteWill Harry and Meghan reveal 'shocking' royal secrets?
Barbie releases Eleanor Roosevelt doll as historical role model for International Women's Day
       
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt did not get to experience becoming a Barbie during her lifetime, but she will soon enter Barbie's dream world. Barbie announced the former first lady has become the newest doll in the brand's "Inspiring Women" series. Roosevelt will join shelves alongside earlier released historical role model dolls like Billie Jean King, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou and Sally Ride. Along with the new doll comes the launch of a four-part YouTube and Facebook "You Can Be Anything" virtual series. The Eleanor Roosevelt doll will be on shelves staring Wednesday, ahead of International Women's Day which is March 8.
Cheyenne Jackson talks maintaining sobriety during pandemic
       
“The craving for alcohol has been lifted, thankfully,” said the “American Horror Story” star, who has been navigating the time of COVID-19 with his husband, Jason Landau, and their 4-year-old twins, daughter Willow and son Ethan. “But yeah, right now, I gotta be fully on. But yeah, I definitely want relief and it’s Groundhog Day.”Cheyenne Jackson celebrates the first night of Hanukkah with his husband, Jason Landau, and children. Mayim Bialik stars with Cheyenne Jackson in “Call Me Kat.” FOX“There are no words to express it. Instagram“I made a commitment to myself that when the pandemic started I would work out every single day,” he explained.
Hilaria Baldwin reportedly welcomed sixth child via surrogate
       
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)As many speculated, Hilaria and Alec Baldwin welcomed their sixth child together via surrogate, a new report says. A source told People that the couple used a surrogate to carry baby girl Lucia — news that comes just five months after Hilaria gave birth to son Eduardo. “We are so in love with our daughter, Lucia,” Hilaria captioned a close-up photo of the new baby earlier this week. Alec, 62, and Hilaria, 37 — who wed in 2012 — are the parents of 7-year-old daughter Carmen, 5-year-old son Rafael, 4-year-old son Leonardo, 2-year-old son Romeo, 5-month-old son Eduardo and, now, baby girl Lucia. Alec is also dad to 25-year-old daughter Ireland Baldwin with ex-wife Kim Basinger.
Fans frustrated by removal of hundreds of K-pop songs from Spotify amid licensing dispute
       
“The fact that we have not yet reached agreement on a new global deal is unfortunate for their artists, as well as for fans and listeners worldwide. ADKakao M tied the removal of the music to its ongoing negotiations with Spotify over a domestic music rights deal. The South Korea company had licensed Spotify to distribute music solely outside of the country. It is not uncommon for music to suddenly disappear from Spotify and other music streaming platforms as licensing deals expire or are renegotiated. South Korea is the world’s six-largest music market, according to Spotify.
Kelly Clarkson defends herself against Blake Shelton's claims she's 'gone Hollywood,' forgotten 'her roots'
       
Blake Shelton served Kelly Clarkson a low blow on Tuesday night's episode of "The Voice" by claiming she's much too busy to coach a contestant. He then attempted to undermine Clarkson's abilities by joking that she "doesn't really have time for this" while hosting her award-winning daytime talk show, "The Kelly Clarkson Show." Shelton further alleged that Clarkson has "completely gone Hollywood now," according to USA Today, adding that she's "forgot her roots." Unfortunately for Shelton, Clarkson had some jokes of her own up her sleeve. The "American Idol" alum-turned-TV-host recently revealed she's written 60 new songs amid her divorce from her husband, Brandon Blackstock.
Trevor Noah changes tune on Gov. Andrew Cuomo amid sexual harassment, nursing home scandals
       
"The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah made a self-deprecating joke about his own past admiration for embattled New York Gov. Noah ripped into Cuomo, who defended himself against the harassment allegations by noting that he sometimes tries to be "playful" with his employees. CUOMO'S SEXUAL HARASSMENT ACCUSATIONS PROMPT TIME'S UP TO CALL FOR 'INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION'"Guys, of course he was being playful. "Here’s the thing, even if Cuomo did think that he was just being playful, it’s still not OK. I think he’s informative, I think he’s informed."
Lauren Appell: Dr. Seuss silenced – sobering lessons as cancel culture strikes beloved author
       
Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known in households across America as Dr. Seuss, just became the latest cancel culture casualty. 6 DR. SEUSS BOOKS TO STOP BEING PUBLISHED BECAUSE OF RACIST IMAGERYDr. Seuss Enterprises said it will stop publishing six of the author’s books due to racial and insensitive imagery. WHO IS DR. SEUSS AUTHOR THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL? CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTERHere are a few quotes from Dr. Seuss that speak to those universal values. A book by Dr. Seuss is reportedly the first story one in four American children receive.
Tom Brady talks Lombardi Trophy toss: 'I was not thinking at the moment'
       
Tom Brady provided insight into a variety of topics during an interview that aired early Wednesday, his first since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' lively Super Bowl boat parade last month. Corden showed Brady the viral clip of his boat-to-boat trophy toss. TOM BRADY WAS ALREADY LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS HOURS AFTER WINNING SUPER BOWL LV"First of all, I was not thinking at that moment. Brady was also shown a clip of him being helped off the boat, which resulted in "Drunk Tom Brady" trending on social media last month. Brady had reason to celebrate after winning his seventh championship in a dominating 31-9 performance against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.
'Tiger King' star Joe Exotic's attorneys to seek new trial
       
"Tiger King" star Joe Exotic has found himself new attorneys who say they plan on filing a motion for a new trial in the coming months. 'TIGER KING' STAR JOE EXOTIC NOW WANTS A PARDON FROM PRESIDENT BIDEN"This isn't our first rodeo, so to speak," Phillips said. Statements from the TV series that could have helped Maldonado-Passage weren't presented to jurors during his trial, Phillips said. The TV series extensively covered Maldonado-Passage’s repeated accusations that Baskin killed her husband and possibly fed him to her tigers. "I became familiar with all things ‘Tiger King,'" Phillips said.
This essential worker needed to glam up for the Golden Globes. So, she turned to a Facebook community to help make her dazzle
       
(CNN) One essential worker who was invited to attend this year's Golden Globes gave new meaning to the question, "who are you wearing?" The Facebook group, whose members are based in New York, allows people to lend or donate items they no longer wish to keep. Group members can also post requests to receive or borrow certain items. Anna Berger's Golden Globes outfitWith just days to go before the show, that's exactly what Berger did. One group member, who is a professional hair and makeup artist, even volunteered to do Berger's makeup the night of the event.
Meghan calls royal bullying claims an 'attack' days before Oprah interview
       
The report in the Times newspaper, which quotes unnamed sources and contains details not independently verified by NBC News, comes days before media mogul Oprah Winfrey's hotly-anticipated interview with Meghan and Harry. The Times said that no action was ever taken over the alleged bullying claims. Meghan didn’t speak in the previews released ahead of the Winfrey interview, scheduled to air on CBS on Sunday evening. A press release said that Meghan will discuss her life as a royal, motherhood and philanthropic work. "Any woman, especially when they're pregnant, you're really vulnerable,” she said in an interview with U.K. broadcaster ITV.
Ahead of Oprah interview, royal aides claim Meghan Markle bullied them in 2018
       
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, issued a statement defending herself after a report in The Times of London quoted unnamed palace sources accusing her of bullying staff in 2018 while living at Kensington Palace with Prince Harry. The email also allegedly said that "the duchess seems intent on always having someone in her sights." "We are disappointed to see this defamatory portrayal of The Duchess of Sussex given credibility by a media outlet. Story continuesThe Times of London report says that two senior members of her staff claimed they were bullied and another former employee was personally "humiliated" by the duchess. "We all know what the British press can be like, and it was destroying my mental health."
Senate Democrats Iron Out Details on Covid-19 Aid Package
       
Good Morning AmericaThe world got its first look over the weekend at Prince Harry's and Meghan's sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey, which is being billed as a bombshell interview in which Harry and Meghan give more insights as to why they stepped down from their royal roles. “You’ve said some pretty shocking things here," Winfrey says to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in a pair of clips released Sunday by CBS. In one of the clips, Winfrey says there was "no subject that was off limits" and asks Meghan if she was “silent or silenced."
Lady Gaga's dog walker Ryan Fischer speaks out for the first time since shooting
       
INSIDERLady Gaga's dog walker is in stable condition after being shot Wednesday, and his family told Rolling Stone they expect him to make a full recovery.
Spate of awards-season films track FBI tactics against Black activists
       
Billie Holiday? By the time jazz singer Billie Holiday made her mark in the late ‘30s, singing the haunting lynching lament “Strange Fruit,” such investigations were commonplace. Andra Day as Billie Holiday in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday.” (Photo Credit: Takashi Seida)As Holiday lay dying of cirrhosis, Anslinger had her set up for drugs one more time. “Even in high school, he demonstrated a real ability to unify and organize across races,” says “Black Messiah” director Shaka King. Martin Luther King in a scene from Sam Pollard’s “MLK/FBI.” (IFC Films)King, more than anyone else, fit Hoover’s fear of a Black messiah.
Review: ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run’ unleashes joyful nonsense for fans old and new
       
But it’s obviously the fans, both young and old, who are the target audience for the franchise’s first all-CGI-animated adventure. However, “Sponge on the Run” does serve as an enjoyable entry point to the phenomenon if cultural osmosis hasn’t provided an education for those to know the difference between SpongeBob (voice of Tom Kenny) and Squidward (Rodger Bumpass). It all makes sense — or at least as much sense as it can make — while still being delightful nonsense. Danny Trejo, Snoop Dogg and Tiffany Haddish (playing a fish named Tiffany Haddock, naturally) all show up too because, well, why not? This trip is filled with goofy fun, though it wanders enough to occasionally test the attention spans of those neither young enough nor high enough to be in the film’s target audience.
Steve McQueen explores love and community in ‘Small Axe’
       
Get our revamped Envelope newsletter for exclusive awards season coverage, behind-the-scenes insights and columnist Glenn Whipp’s commentary. This week I also spoke to Steve McQueen, director, co-writer and producer of “Small Axe,” an anthology of five films set amidst London’s West Indian community in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. AdvertisementThe “Small Axe” films are not directly interconnected but they all touch on systemic discrimination and also foreground moments of joy alongside pain and struggle. In our conversation, McQueen said, “For me, these films are about love. I think when we come together, we can achieve any- and everything and it’s about love, isn’t it?
Bestsellers List Sun., March 7, 2021
       
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell (Knopf: $27) An Elizabethan tale of love and grief in 16th century Stratford-Upon-Avon. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (Riverhead: $27) Identical twin sisters run away from their small Black community in the South and live very different lives. How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates (Knopf: $27) The philanthropist offers his perspective on global warming. The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee (One World: $28) A review of the negative impact of racism on the U.S. economy. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle (New World Library: $16)Advertisement7.
Will Frances McDormand and Tom Hanks pull off this amazing Oscar feat?
       
The three-Oscar group is far smaller and contains an even more rarefied subgroup that Frances McDormand and Tom Hanks could enter come April 25. 6 People (Ingrid Bergman, Walter Brennan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Katharine Hepburn, Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep) have won at least three acting Oscars. 2 Triple winners have won all three for leading roles: Day-Lewis and Hepburn, the record holder, with four acting Oscars. 3 Oscars could be in the cards for McDormand and Hanks if they score at the 2021 Oscars. Potential nominee Hanks (“News of the World”) won for “Philadelphia” (1993) and “Forrest Gump” (1994).
Why Eddie Murphy returned to Zamunda for ‘Coming 2 America’
       
AdvertisementEddie Murphy is back as Zamunda’s Prince Akeem — and more fan favorite characters from 1988’s “Coming to America” — in the new sequel premiering Friday. Don’t “f—" with that.” Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy and Shari Headley in “Coming 2 America.” (Amazon Studios)AdvertisementRepresentation was not talked about back then the way it is today. Eddie Murphy records a promo for his return to “Saturday Night Live” with musical guest Lizzo and cast member Kenan Thompson. Eddie MurphyCraig Brewer, left, with Eddie Murphy on the set of “Coming 2 America.” (Amazon Studios)Is there a limit to how many characters you have the energy to play in the span of a single film? Pre-pandemic, you had a plan, Eddie: You’d make “Coming 2 America,” then return to stand-up.
The family behind brunch spot Hash Kitchen is opening an Italian piano bar in Scottsdale
       
The concept, called The Italian Daughter Cucina + Cocktails, will replace Tomaso's Italian Kitchen. In September 2019, it reopened as Tomaso's Italian Kitchen, a modernized and more casual version of the Italian restaurant. Tomaso's Italian Kitchen, the most recent concept to call the space home, closed in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Those familiar with the Maggiore's other restaurants may see some of their favorite dishes on the menu at The Italian Daughter, according to the release. Details: Opening in April at 23655 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 120, Scottsdale.
Milwaukee radio veteran Karen Dalessandro leaving WKLH for a new gig at Phoenix classic rock station KSLX
       
Longtime Milwaukee radio personality Karen Dalessandro is leaving town for a new gig in Phoenix. Dalessandro spent 20 years as a country radio host in Milwaukee at WMIL-FM (106.1). After briefly retiring in 2017 — she was inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame in 2015 — Dalessandro joined WKTI-FM (94.5), which had switched to a country-music format. "I'm beyond blessed to have this amazing radio career and can't believe I'm adding KSLX call letters to my résumé," Dalessandro said, according to AllAccess. " RELATED:Karen Dalessandro, who lost her country gig when WKTI-FM went all-sports, lands at WKLH
Vanessa Bryant still perseveres after Kobe, Gigi's death
       
LOS ANGELES - (AP) -- Vanessa Bryant said she is focused on “finding the light in darkness” in an emotional interview with People magazine detailing her attempts to push forward after her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gigi died in a helicopter crash early last year. Bryant said the late NBA superstar and Gigi continue to “motivate me to keep going” in the magazine's Women Changing the World issue, which will be released Friday. Vanessa Bryant said her devotion to her daughters Natalia, Bianka and Capri have been a saving grace. “They give me strength.”On the magazine cover, Vanessa Bryant sports a Lakers jacket with Kobe's No. Vanessa Bryant said she wants to honor her husband and daughter's legacy by creating opportunities for young female athletes.
Vanessa Bryant still perseveres after Kobe, Gigi's death
       
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vanessa Bryant said she is focused on “finding the light in darkness” in an emotional interview with People magazine detailing her attempts to push forward after her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gigi died in a helicopter crash early last year. Bryant said the late NBA superstar and Gigi continue to “motivate me to keep going” in the magazine’s Women Changing the World issue, which will be released Friday. The 38-year-old widow of the Los Angeles Lakers legend expressed how she’s been trying to navigate heartache while trying to rebuild a life for herself and three daughters. “Lying in bed crying isn’t going to change the fact that my family will never be the same again,” she said. “But getting out of bed and pushing forward is going to make the day better for my girls and for me.
The 'Friends' reunion is officially underway—here's how to watch it when it airs
       
You won't have to wait much longer to tune into the highly anticipated reunion, according to HBO Chief Casey Bloys. If you're wondering how exactly to watch the iconic stars reunite on-screen, read on for all the details we have so far. How do I stream the Friends reunion? Since the Friends reunion special will be available exclusively on HBO Max, you'll need a subscription to the streaming service in order to tune in. HBO Max is home to thousands of hours of premium content, including all HBO original movies and series, such as Game of Thrones, Succession, The Undoing, and Euphoria.
Wander Darkly review – Sienna Miller drives psychological indie drama
       
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets Ghost in this relationship indie from Tara Miele about a woman who is killed – or is she? Sienna Miller is brilliant as gallerist Adrienne, who’s out on a date night (“it’s cheaper than couple’s therapy”) with her partner Matteo (Diego Luna) in Los Angeles. At the hospital, Adrienne has an out-of-body experience, watching as porters cover her bloodied body with a sheet and push the gurney along corridors to the morgue. To help her make sense of what’s happening, Matteo suggests they relive the history of their relationship. Miller is at the heart of the film; her natural and believable performance touches so many emotions, and makes them all look so real.
Allen v Farrow is pure PR. Why else would it omit so much?
       
“HBO Doc About Woody Allen & Mia Farrow Ignores Mia’s 3 Dead Kids, Her Child Molester Brother, Other Family Tragedies” was the headline on one US showbiz site, above its review of the four-part documentary, Allen v Farrow, about the continuing battle between Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, now entering its fourth decade. Allen v Farrow is a complete, thorough and accurate presentation of the facts. Happier days … Woody Allen and Mia Farrow at a Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks game in New York in 1983. Allen, Farrow and family, including Soon-Yi Previn (far right) in 1986. Dylan Farrow in Allen v Farrow.
Duchess of Cornwall visits church vaccination centre to thank NHS staff
       
The Duchess of Cornwall wrapped up warm in a baby pink coat as she thanked NHS staff during a visit to a church vaccination centre in London today. The visit is far from the royal's first to a vaccination centre, having visited the Wembley Vaccination Centre at the end of last month. Camilla has also revealed that she feels 'grateful' to have had the first jab of her vaccination. The duchess later told the vaccination trial staff: 'I leapt for joy. The Countess of Wessex is volunteering as a St John Ambulance volunteer at a vaccination centre.
Eric Bana and Magda Szubanski team up for new 13-part murder mystery
       
Australian screen legend Eric Bana will front a thrilling new thirteen-part supernatural murder mystery podcast for Audible. Scroll down for videoComing soon: Australian actor Eric Bana (pictured) and Magda Szubanski have teamed up for new thirteen-part Audible supernatural murder mystery podcastAudiobook and audio entertainment provider Audible has described the series as 'a supernatural murder mystery that blends a foreboding private school, a haunting conspiracy, and unnerving teenagers'. Eric will be joined in the series by other well-known Austrian actors and actresses. Eric voices police detective and struggling single parent, Adam Durwood, who is assigned to investigate the body of a teenage boy found on the grounds of the exclusive Nevermoor girls school. When Adam’s daughter, Lily, is secretly befriended by the three girls of Nevermoor things begin to unravel.
Chris D'Elia faces child-porn lawsuit from woman who claims he took her virginity when she was 17
       
Comedian Chris D'Elia has been accused of soliciting child pornography in a lawsuit filed by a woman who claims he took her virginity when she was 17 years old. The civil lawsuit accuses D'Elia of violating federal child pornography and child sexual exploitation laws, including soliciting over 100 sexually explicitly photos and videos, half of which were taken when Doe was 17 years old, the lawsuit claims. While it also claims that D'Elia took Doe's virginity when the pair met in Connecticut, Doe is not suing the comic for this reason. Doe claims that she eventually complied with his requests, sending between five and ten 'sexually explicit photos and videos of herself before she met him in person.' The interaction between D'Elia and Doe took place over the course of four months, according to the lawsuit, when D'Elia was 34 years old.
ShowBiz Minute: Wailer, Sussex, Parton
       
ShowBiz Minute: Wailer, Sussex, PartonBunny Wailer, reggae luminary, dies in Jamaica at age 73; Publisher to appeal ruling that it invaded Meghan's privacy; "Vaccine, vaccine": Dolly sings "Jolene" rewrite before shot.
Meghan Markle responds to report suggesting she bullied royal aides
       
Just days before Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s big interview with Oprah Winfrey is set to air, detailed accusations that Meghan Markle bullied royal aides have surfaced. TODAY senior international correspondent Keir Simmons reports for TODAY from Buckingham Palace.
Reggae pioneer Bunny Wailer has died at age 73
       
(CNN) Reggae music pioneer, Neville "Bunny Wailer " Livingston, has died at the age of 73, Jamaica's Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport said in a statement. Wailer had been in the hospital since December and died at the Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston, Olivia Grange said in the statement Tuesday. "We remain grateful for the role that Bunny Wailer played in the development and popularity of Reggae music across the world." "Bunny Wailer has made a tremendous impact on the world setting the stage for a global movement a love for Rocksteady and reggae music. Wailer, whose real name was Neville Livingston, was a founding member of the Wailers, according to the statement.
John Oates revives music festival to help fight pandemic-related hunger crisis
       
(CNN) Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Oates and his wife Aimee are reviving Oates Song Fest 7908 to fundraise for Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization. Feeding America estimates that one in six Americans could face food insecurity as a result of the pandemic. Such alarming statistics inspired the Oates' to rally other artists and entertainers to help raise funds to tackle food insecurity. "It's (food insecurity) in our communities," Aimee Oates told CNN. "It is something special," John Oates said.
Vanessa Bryant opens up to People magazine about coping with loss
       
Since the tragic deaths of her husband, Kobe Bryant, and their teenage daughter Gianna, Vanessa Bryant has been the embodiment of courage. Now she’s opening up exclusively to People magazine in their “Women Changing the World” issue. TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones reports.
Eddie Murphy And Arsenio Hall Say They Were Forced To Hire A White Actor
       
Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall said they were forced to put a white actor in the original “Coming to America” ? and they weren’t joking. Asked this week by Jimmy Kimmel how comic Louie Anderson got his role in the 1988 hit, Hall replied: “I love Louie, but I think we were forced to put Louie in it. ... We were forced to put in a white person.”Murphy added that the studio, Paramount, made its mandate clear: “The whole cast is Black — and this was back in the ’80s — so it was like, ’We have to have a white person! There has to be a white person in the movie.? What? So it was, ‘Who’s the funniest white guy around?’ And Louie, we knew, we was cool with him.
Here are our Oscar predictions for the acting races. And tips on others to consider
       
Remember when Steven Soderbergh was hired to produce the Oscars and he mused that this year’s ceremony would “skew more indie-cinephile”? Personally, I don’t know these voters, but I’m sure they exist — probably somewhere in the shadows that engulf Costa’s masterwork. Anyway, as Oscar voting begins Friday, perhaps it’s time to take a look at the acting races while offering a reminder of some special work deserving of attention. But Oscar voters should also remember his bandmates, played by Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo and Michael Potts, part of a group that’s already pulled in a SAG Awards ensemble mention. In a work that centers on Black voices being heard, their acting rings strong and true.
What’s cooking: Fish fry, themed doughnuts and drinks
       
(Ethel M Chocolates)Pinkbox has cooked up special doughnuts for St. Patrick's Day. (Pinkbox Doughnuts)March doughnuts at PinkboxPinkbox Doughnuts has gone green with a whole collection to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, including the new Minty, chocolate cake topped with mint buttercream with mint icing and candy decor. The St. Patrick’s Day doughnuts, which range from 40 cents to $3 each, will be sold through March 17, and Easter-themed doughnuts March 22-April 4 (and available for order March 15). pinkboxdoughnuts.comSeafood night at Johnny C’sJohnny C’s Diner, 8175 Arville St., is elaborating on the Friday fish fry with Johnny Sea’s (food) Night from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. Also through the end of the month, anyone who spends $50 in The Underground can get a free bottle of Cinn-City Moonshine.
Celebrity Birthdays: March 3
       
Your Wednesday morning headlines: Engineers give US near-failing grades for infrastructure; Cuomo has gone quiet; and 'Tiger King' star seeks new trial. Get the latest.
Rebel Wilson's personal trainer Jono Castano on mastering self-confidence
       
He's the celebrity personal trainer who is best known for helping Rebel Wilson get in shape during her 'year of health' in 2020. But Jono Castano Acero has revealed he wasn't always as confident as he appears on social media. EXCLUSIVE: Rebel Wilson's personal trainer Jono Castano has revealed his secret to mastering self-confidenceThe Sydney-based fitness instructor admitted he'd struggled with insecurities about his smile when he was growing up. I wasn't confident in my ability,' he said. Jono said that correcting his teeth, growing his fitness brand and working with famous clients had helped him become more confident.
The Undoing's Matilda De Angelis makes a glamorous debut at Sanremo Music Festival
       
And Matilda De Angelis looked sensational as she made a glamorous debut at the 71st Sanremo Music Festival at Teatro Ariston in Sanremo, Italy, on Tuesday. Wow: Matilda De Angelis looked sensational as she made a glamorous debut at the 71st Sanremo Music Festival at Teatro Ariston in Sanremo, Italy, on TuesdayFor her first look, Matilda opted for a plunging burgundy gown which included a staggered hemline, dramatic bow shoulders and a striking silver brooch. The actress styled her brunette locks into a tousled sweptback hairdo with the front strands left loose. Matilda styled her brunette locks into a loose tousled hairdo, she added a slick of bold red lipstick. More recently, the Italian actress has been filming Across The River And Into The Trees alongside Liev Schreiber in Venice.
It's A Sin star Olly Alexander responds to Doctor Who rumours
       
Olly Alexander has revealed he would love to replace Jodie Whittaker as the next Doctor Who, but remains coy over whether or not he has been formally approached. The star would become the fourteenth Doctor should he replace Whittaker when she finally leaves, and he admitted it would be a 'dream role' if it did actually happen. 'It’s an amazing role, and an amazing show.' He said: 'I didn’t know any gay people growing up, I didn’t think they really existed where I grew up. Dream role: 'I think it would be amazing,' he said.
Ruth Wilson wraps up in a trench coat and leather gloves as she films scenes for film Oslo
       
Ruth Wilson was seen filming Oslo, her new HBO political drama based on the play of the same name, in a west London park on Wednesday. The actress, 39, wrapped up warm in a winter trench and black leather gloves for the scenes, as she was seen looking stern and tense for the sequence. She was joined on location by a male co-star who she was seen engaging in terse scenes with. The show, which also starred Ruth Wilson ran for ran for five hugely successful seasons between 2010 and 2019. With COVID-19 restrictions currently limiting production, a schedule for any potential film is yet to be confirmed.
Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy transforms into feared criminal Tommy Shelby for series 6
       
The actor, 44, transformed into Tommy Shelby, the ruthless leader of the Peaky Blinders, to film scenes for the sixth and final series of the hit BBC period crime drama. Don't mess with the Peaky Blinders! Last week, Peaky Blinders confirmed Sam would return as Oswald Mosley in a Tweet. Last minute preparations: Cillian chatted to crew members ahead of filming the scenesInteresting: Last week, Peaky Blinders confirmed Sam would return as Oswald Mosley in a Tweet. Peaky Blinders centres around its eponymous gang which is run by the ruthless Tommy Shelby [Cillian] and his family, and sees them build their power and influence over Birmingham and beyond.
Iris Law to make her acting debut as Soo Catwoman in Danny Boyle's Pistols
       
Iris Law is set to follow in her father Jude and brother Rafferty's acting footsteps as it was revealed on Wednesday that she was cast in Danny Boyle's Sex Pistols drama. A first look image for the TV series, which is based on the memoir of Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, was also revealed following the casting announcement. Exciting: Iris Law (L) will follow in her father Jude's acting footsteps by making her screen debut as Soo Catwoman (R) in Danny Boyle's Sex Pistols drama, it was revealed on WednesdaySoo Lucas, who dubbed herself Soo Catwoman, is known for her trademark haircut which she created in 1976 to look like she had cat ears. In first look images from the FX show, Christian was seen in character alongside Anson Boon as singer John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) and Toby Wallace as guitarist Steve Jones. 'The Sex Pistols.
Matt Damon and Luke Hemsworth take a bow as they film scenes for Thor: Love And Thunder in Sydney
       
AdvertisementMarvel's Thor: Love and Thunder is currently being filmed in Sydney. Matt Damon [right] and Luke Hemsworth [left] prepared to take a bow as they filmed scenes for Thor: Love And Thunder in Sydney on WednesdayMatt appears to be reprising his cameo from Ragnarok in Love and Thunder. Natalie was absent for 2017's Thor: Ragnarok, but was a key player in the first two Thor films in 2011 and 2013. Thor: Love and Thunder is due for cinematic release in May 2022. Reprise: In Ragnarok, Matt portrayed an Asgardian actor playing the role of Loki in a stage play that the real Loki (Tom Hiddleston) was putting on
Kelly Gale sizzles in a sauna after engagement to Joel Kinnaman
       
Victoria's Secret model Kelly Gale is known for her incredible physique - and she's not afraid to show it off. Victoria's Secret model Kelly Gale shared steamy footage of herself sweating it out in an infra-red sauna on Instagram Stories on TuesdayHer rock-hard abs were on display in the clip shared with her 1.4million followers. Kelly's sizzling video comes less than two months after she confirmed her engagement to Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman. She posted a photo of the pair embracing on a clifftop in California, and flashed her sparkling engagement ring. Kelly's sizzling video comes less than two months after she confirmed her engagement to Swedish actor Joel KinnamanShe captioned the picture: 'Yours forever.'
Australian model Jess Hart admits she's 'always cringed at the idea of being an influencer'
       
But there is one thing Australian model Jess Hart will never be - a social media influencer. The 34-year-old said she's not comfortable with the idea of being an 'influencer' in an amusing Instagram post on Wednesday. the 34-year-old captioned a series of pictures of her holding her infant daughter Baby and riding a bicycle. The Australian Vogue cover girl continued, 'I’ve always cringed at the idea of being an influencer. 'Back in the day it was just “is she a good influence?” My mum [used] to worry if my friends were good influences on me.'
Gerard Butler plays a few games of tennis before heading to a mall for a smoothie in Malibu
       
Gerard Butler's most recent film, the disaster thriller Greenland, has been a hit on Amazon Prime since it premiered in mid-December 2020. He was spotted making his way into the athletic building carrying a handful of items in his arms, including two canisters of tennis balls and his personal tennis racket. After getting in his workout, Butler grabbed a fresh smoothie at the nearby Cross Creek Mall in Malibu. In Greenland, Butler and co-star Morena Baccarin play an estranged couple who, along with their young son, seek sanctuary as a comet hurtles towards Earth threatening a global apocalypse. It has been one of the ten most-watched movies on Amazon Prime since dropping on Amazon Prime on December 18, 2020, according to We Got This Covered.
Natalie Portman cheers on her son Aleph, nine, as he plays soccer in Sydney
       
But Natalie Portman, 38, looked like any other soccer mum as she watched her son Aleph, nine, play sport in Sydney on Tuesday. Natalie Portman, 38, (pictured) looked like any other soccer mum as she watched her son Aleph, nine, play sport in Sydney on TuesdayEver the doting mother, Natalie was seen carrying Aleph's water bottle as she kept a close eye on his movements. She is now living in Sydney with her husband Benjamin Millepied, 43, and their children, son Aleph, and daughter Amalia, four. Thor: Love and Thunder is scheduled to be released in February 2022. Character: Thor: Love and Thunder will see Natalie's character, astrophysicist Jane Foster, take up the mantle of Thor after transforming into a female version of the Norse god
Pharrell Williams reveals Naomi Campbell inspired his track Hollaback Girl with Gwen Stefani
       
Pharrell Williams left Naomi Campbell shocked as he revealed she inspired his 2005 track Hollaback Girl with Gwen Stefani during this week's No Filter With Naomi. A nostalgic Pharrell shared: 'You told somebody who was like trying to speak to you or whatever you were like ''I'm sorry I have a name like I'm not no hollaback girl'' and I thought that was so amazing and that ended up being the chorus to Hollaback Girl'. 'It was amazing': Pharrell Williams left Naomi Campbell shocked as he revealed she inspired his 2005 track Hollaback Girl with Gwen Stefani during this week's No Filter With NaomiAfter the producer shared the secret, the fashion icon joked: 'I don't know who I was talking to, I guess they deserved it.' Reflecting on his experience, particularly working with Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monae, the songwriter said: 'They are amazing amazing black actors. I don't see anybody I don't hear anything it's like I just see this tunnel and that's it.'
ITV confirms Oprah Winfrey interview with Harry and Meghan
       
ITV today confirmed it will show Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey next Monday evening after paying £1million for the rights. ITV said the show will be called 'Oprah With Meghan and Harry' and will feature an 'intimate conversation' begining with be a 'wide-ranging interview' with Meghan. Meghan will then be joined by Prince Harry as they 'speak about their move to the United States and their future hopes and dreams for their expanding family'. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's interview with Oprah Winfrey will be shown on ITV and CBSNegotiations were said to have been completed on Monday, and Harry, Meghan and their charitable foundation are not thought to have received payment for the show. 'Oprah With Meghan' and Harry will be shown on ITV next Monday from 9pm
Ioan Gruffudd's wife Alice Evans brands the actor a 's**t' after he filed for divorce
       
Ioan Gruffudd's wife Alice Evans branded her estranged husband a 's**t' in an emotional Instagram post - hours after she claimed she didn't know he was filing for divorce. Fury: Alice claimed her young daughter had been devastated by the news and appear to allude her husband, 47, had a new love. The star then claimed her youngest child has ran away screaming 'no' as she broke the news to her of the divorce. You must think I'm an a**hole. Alice claimed the producer propositioned her and invited her to join him in a hotel bathroom.
Prince Philip, 99, begins second full day at specialist cardiac centre
       
Prince Philip today began his second full day at a specialist cardiac centre at St Bart's after 14 days at nearby by King Edward VII hospital due to an infection. It means the Queen will have been parted from her husband of 73 years for at least three weeks. St Bart's said while they know it is difficult for patients and their families 'our first duty is to the patients we serve, and to maintain their safety at all times we need to control visiting'. Buckingham Palace announced on Monday that Philip had been transferred to St Bart's for continuing treatment for an infection, as well as 'testing and observation' for a pre-existing heart condition. His son Prince Edward said last week Philip was 'a lot better' but 'looking forward to getting out' with the Royal Family were keeping their 'fingers crossed'.
Macron admits France murdered Algerian independence figure
       
Macron admits France murdered Algerian independence figurePresident Emmanuel Macron has admitted for the first time that French soldiers murdered a top Algerian independence figure then covered up his death in the latest acknowledgement by Paris of its colonial-era crimes. Macron met four of the grandchildren of Ali Boumendjel and admitted "in the name of France" that the lawyer had been detained, tortured and killed in Algiers on March 23, 1957, his office said Tuesday.
Amazon changes app logo that 'resembles Adolf Hitler'
       
Branding agency Coley Porter Bell chief executive Vicky Bullen said: “Unfortunately for Amazon, the visualisation of their parcel tape on the original logo will immediately be associated as a Hitleresque moustache, as that shape is forever embedded in our [subconscious] brains as such - not the best association for a brand that wants to create delight on the doorstep.”
Noseda’s return to the NSO, J’Nai Bridges’s ‘Rising’ and other classical music signs of spring
       
Washington Performing ArtsADADWashington Performing Arts forges forth with two compelling new programs in its strong and steady Home Delivery Plus series. 73, new works by Banks and premieres of works by Carlos Simon and Saad Haddad (co-commissioned by co-presenter Young Concert Artists). Rehearsals and tapings are underway for a four-program series of streaming concerts to be released starting this month. (Individual live stream tickets are $20; series passes are also available.) ADOn March 5, 6 and 7, Fabien Gabel leads the orchestra into spring with Stella Sung’s Fanfare for brass ensemble, Beethoven’s “Pastoral” symphony (No.
Venezuela-born student cries learning she's a US citizen
       
“Oh, my God!” Watch the feel-good moment when Helena Palis, 18, in Tampa, Florida, finds out that she’s officially an American citizen. The college student, who was born in Venezuela, filmed her tearful reaction to opening the long-awaited letter. Subscribe to our YouTube!
With Broadway still dark, actors find work 10,000 miles away in Sydney
       
But the brilliant lights of Broadway have been dark for nearly a year. View of the closed Richard Rogers Theater near Times Square on October 12, 2020 in New York City. Nearly ten thousand miles from Broadway, in Sydney, Australia, live theater is thriving. She says the success of live performances in Australia "absolutely" gives her hope about Broadway. Credit: PIPPIN AustraliaA model for BroadwayAustralian playwright Tom Wright says Sydney should offer a model for how to reopen Broadway and the world's other theater districts.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus nominates 25 Latino movies for National Film Registry
       
Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are nominating 25 films highlighting the experiences of Latinos in the U.S. for inclusion in the National Film Registry. In January, Castro nominated Mexican American filmmaker Gregory Nava's 1997 movie "Selena" for preservation at the Library of Congress. "Including more Latino films in the National Film Registry will help elevate Latino stories, promote an inclusive media landscape, and empower Latino filmmakers and storytellers." A generational epic of an Mexican American family through the 20th century. A generational epic of an Mexican American family through the 20th century.
The reckoning with Dr. Seuss' racist imagery has been years in the making
       
The business that preserves Dr. Seuss’ legacy announced Tuesday that six of the legendary author’s books for children will stop being published because of racist imagery. The announcement came on Read Across America Day, an initiative to promote childhood re