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How country music has — and hasn’t — addressed the #MeToo movement in a difficult year

Nashville is a small town. And when gatekeepers are slow to change, some musicians are delivering their own message.
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How country music has — and hasn’t — addressed the #MeToo movement in a difficult year

Nashville is a small town. And when gatekeepers are slow to change, some musicians are delivering their own message.

‘My Memory of Us’ is a stylishly animated adventure with a storyline some might find off-putting

If you are troubled by the Disneyfication of historical tragedies than you’ll probably be turned off by it, regardless of its conspicuously good intentions.
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‘My Memory of Us’ is a stylishly animated adventure with a storyline some might find off-putting

If you are troubled by the Disneyfication of historical tragedies than you’ll probably be turned off by it, regardless of its conspicuously good intentions.

’Making a Murderer’ is back for Season 2. Here’s what you need to know.

A lot has has happened in the years since Netflix's true-crime docuseries brought Steven Avery to national prominence.
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’Making a Murderer’ is back for Season 2. Here’s what you need to know.

A lot has has happened in the years since Netflix's true-crime docuseries brought Steven Avery to national prominence.

Are we supposed to hate the pop songs in ‘A Star Is Born’? One of the songwriters weighs in.

Paul Blair, also known as DJ White Shadow, explains how the film's pop tracks came together.
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Are we supposed to hate the pop songs in ‘A Star Is Born’? One of the songwriters weighs in.

Paul Blair, also known as DJ White Shadow, explains how the film's pop tracks came together.

Here’s why a happy show like ‘Sesame Street’ wanted an ornery character like Oscar the Grouch

Caroll Spinney, the performer behind Big Bird and Oscar, announced his retirement after almost 50 years.
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Here’s why a happy show like ‘Sesame Street’ wanted an ornery character like Oscar the Grouch

Caroll Spinney, the performer behind Big Bird and Oscar, announced his retirement after almost 50 years.

The ‘Orange is the New Black’ cancellation marks the end of the era that forever changed TV

In 2013, the concept of Netflix dumping a whole season of a show for fans to binge-watch was unheard of.
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The ‘Orange is the New Black’ cancellation marks the end of the era that forever changed TV

In 2013, the concept of Netflix dumping a whole season of a show for fans to binge-watch was unheard of.

’I made a stupid mistake’: Jason Blum apologizes for comments about female directors

The founder of Blumhouse Productions, which is releasing «Halloween» this week, had said «there are not a lot of female directors period, and even less who are inclined to do horror.»
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’I made a stupid mistake’: Jason Blum apologizes for comments about female directors

The founder of Blumhouse Productions, which is releasing «Halloween» this week, had said «there are not a lot of female directors period, and even less who are inclined to do horror.»

In 45 seconds, CMT just aired one of the most powerful award show moments of the year

The all-female Artists of the Year was a jarring contrast to the number of women actually on the country charts.
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In 45 seconds, CMT just aired one of the most powerful award show moments of the year

The all-female Artists of the Year was a jarring contrast to the number of women actually on the country charts.

‘Swastikas in gift wrap’: NBC accused of helping white-nationalist group sanitize its racism

White nationalists are celebrating a «Today» show segment on Identity Evropa. Here’s how NBC missed the mark.
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‘Swastikas in gift wrap’: NBC accused of helping white-nationalist group sanitize its racism

White nationalists are celebrating a «Today» show segment on Identity Evropa. Here’s how NBC missed the mark.

‘I AIN’T DEAD’: Roseanne Barr reacts to her character’s fate after ‘The Conners’ premiere

The comedian, who was fired from ABC's «Roseanne» reboot after a racist Twitter rant, reacted angrily to the spinoff.
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‘I AIN’T DEAD’: Roseanne Barr reacts to her character’s fate after ‘The Conners’ premiere

The comedian, who was fired from ABC's «Roseanne» reboot after a racist Twitter rant, reacted angrily to the spinoff.

From Boy Wonder to adult superhero, Brenton Thwaites’s Robin is no kid sidekick on ‘Titans’

Being Batman's No. 2 was never a part of the actor's deal to come aboard DC Universe's first live-action show.
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From Boy Wonder to adult superhero, Brenton Thwaites’s Robin is no kid sidekick on ‘Titans’

Being Batman's No. 2 was never a part of the actor's deal to come aboard DC Universe's first live-action show.

How cartoonists are artfully addressing the Jamal Khashoggi story

Many blame the Saudi kingdom for the journalist's disappearance -- but it's hard to have an opinion when not all of the facts are known.
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How cartoonists are artfully addressing the Jamal Khashoggi story

Many blame the Saudi kingdom for the journalist's disappearance -- but it's hard to have an opinion when not all of the facts are known.

In ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4′ it’s clear it’s all about Blackout

The latest Call of Duty installment strips out its highly-regard single-player campaign mode but subs in one of the best Battle Royale experiences out there.
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In ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4′ it’s clear it’s all about Blackout

The latest Call of Duty installment strips out its highly-regard single-player campaign mode but subs in one of the best Battle Royale experiences out there.

Trump’s strange ‘Republican Club’ painting is now a meme. There’s a Star Wars version, of course.

The painting went viral after it appeared during the president's «60 Minutes» interview with Lesley Stahl.
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Trump’s strange ‘Republican Club’ painting is now a meme. There’s a Star Wars version, of course.

The painting went viral after it appeared during the president's «60 Minutes» interview with Lesley Stahl.

Clothed in mud, Deborah Colker’s shape-shifting dancers conjure Brazil’s poorest region

In a new work, “Dog Without Feathers," dancers embody crabs, birds and men, but never the piece's titular animal. Choreographer Deborah Colker explains why.
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Clothed in mud, Deborah Colker’s shape-shifting dancers conjure Brazil’s poorest region

In a new work, “Dog Without Feathers," dancers embody crabs, birds and men, but never the piece's titular animal. Choreographer Deborah Colker explains why.

Dennis Hof, ‘Bunny Ranch’ owner and GOP candidate for Nevada legislature, found dead after party

Hof, a candidate for the state assembly in a southern Nevada district, died in the hours after a birthday party, his campaign manager said.
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Dennis Hof, ‘Bunny Ranch’ owner and GOP candidate for Nevada legislature, found dead after party

Hof, a candidate for the state assembly in a southern Nevada district, died in the hours after a birthday party, his campaign manager said.

‘This Is Us’ reveals a new detail that helps explain Jack’s death

The Season 3 episode about Jack Pearson's time in the Vietnam War shed light on his health and his mysterious past.
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‘This Is Us’ reveals a new detail that helps explain Jack’s death

The Season 3 episode about Jack Pearson's time in the Vietnam War shed light on his health and his mysterious past.

All we know about the White House portrait of Trump drinking Diet Coke with Abraham Lincoln

«I’ve never seen this!» Trump reportedly told the artist of the famous gift shop print. "Vice President Pence tells me they’re very well known.”
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All we know about the White House portrait of Trump drinking Diet Coke with Abraham Lincoln

«I’ve never seen this!» Trump reportedly told the artist of the famous gift shop print. "Vice President Pence tells me they’re very well known.”

Charlamagne Tha God cancels live interview with Kanye West, saying it ‘would not be productive’

«Unfortunately I think to have that conversation with him right now would not be productive and a total distraction from the point of the convo which is to eradicate the stigma of mental health especially in the black community,» Charlamagne said.
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Charlamagne Tha God cancels live interview with Kanye West, saying it ‘would not be productive’

«Unfortunately I think to have that conversation with him right now would not be productive and a total distraction from the point of the convo which is to eradicate the stigma of mental health especially in the black community,» Charlamagne said.

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson may have split, but here’s why they’ll remain an Internet obsession

After a brief summer romance that captivated social media, the two stars reportedly ended their engagement over the weekend.
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Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson may have split, but here’s why they’ll remain an Internet obsession

After a brief summer romance that captivated social media, the two stars reportedly ended their engagement over the weekend.

Baldwin’s Trump sees Kanye West as the ‘black me’ in SNL cold open

Recently, SNL has essentially reenacted popular news clips with a slight bit of commentary, a trend that continued with Saturday’s cold open.
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Baldwin’s Trump sees Kanye West as the ‘black me’ in SNL cold open

Recently, SNL has essentially reenacted popular news clips with a slight bit of commentary, a trend that continued with Saturday’s cold open.

Seth Meyers makes a triumphant return to SNL’s ‘Weekend Update’; Michael Che drops the n-word

It’s a testament to the overwhelming strangeness of Thursday’s Oval Office meeting between Kanye West and Donald Trump that the show not only skewered it in the cold open but also chose to tackle it during Meyers' much-anticipated “Weekend Update” hom
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Seth Meyers makes a triumphant return to SNL’s ‘Weekend Update’; Michael Che drops the n-word

It’s a testament to the overwhelming strangeness of Thursday’s Oval Office meeting between Kanye West and Donald Trump that the show not only skewered it in the cold open but also chose to tackle it during Meyers' much-anticipated “Weekend Update” homecoming.