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Carrie Underwood reveals details of accident, says hype over her face was unintentional

Now that Carrie Underwood is officially back in public after months off the radar and has new music to promote, it’s time for the next step: making the radio rounds in Nashville. She stopped by Sirius XM the Highway’s “Storme Warren Show” an
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Carrie Underwood reveals details of accident, says hype over her face was unintentional

Now that Carrie Underwood is officially back in public after months off the radar and has new music to promote, it’s time for the next step: making the radio rounds in Nashville. She stopped by Sirius XM the Highway’s “Storme Warren Show” and iHeartMedia’s “The Bobby Bones Show” Thursday morning for her first interviews since she […]

This craft brewery made a ‘Breaking Bad’-themed beer. Now, Sony is suing.

Those who fit in the middle of the Venn diagram of “Breaking Bad” and booze lovers might miss Sony’s 2015 short-lived promotional spirit for the show — Heisenberg, “The One Who Knocks” Blue Ice vodka. But as craft beer fans and certain Califor
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This craft brewery made a ‘Breaking Bad’-themed beer. Now, Sony is suing.

Those who fit in the middle of the Venn diagram of “Breaking Bad” and booze lovers might miss Sony’s 2015 short-lived promotional spirit for the show — Heisenberg, “The One Who Knocks” Blue Ice vodka. But as craft beer fans and certain Californians know, there’s another option out there. Knee Deep Brewing Co., in Auburn, […]

How Barbara Bush is being remembered through art

THE ENCOMIUMS have poured in for Barbara Bush since her death Tuesday, at age 92. Some have praised her steeliness and moral rectitude as the matriarch of a political dynasty. Others have noted just how rare that role was, sharing it as she did with only one
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How Barbara Bush is being remembered through art

THE ENCOMIUMS have poured in for Barbara Bush since her death Tuesday, at age 92. Some have praised her steeliness and moral rectitude as the matriarch of a political dynasty. Others have noted just how rare that role was, sharing it as she did with only one other woman in American history, and another person […]

‘Deadpool 2’ trailer offers one of the best superhero meta-punchlines ever

“So dark. You sure you’re not from the DC Universe?” Those are the latest words from Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds — who else?), as he’s being beaten with vicious fists and insults by Cable (Josh Brolin) — and they’re perhaps the best meta-punchline e
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‘Deadpool 2’ trailer offers one of the best superhero meta-punchlines ever

“So dark. You sure you’re not from the DC Universe?” Those are the latest words from Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds — who else?), as he’s being beaten with vicious fists and insults by Cable (Josh Brolin) — and they’re perhaps the best meta-punchline ever delivered across the superhero cinematic universes. The final “Deadpool 2” trailer was […]

Action Comics No. 1000: Meet two legends behind the books celebrating Superman’s 80th year

What stands out when looking at the cover of the new, once-in-a-lifetime 1,000th issue of “Action Comics” is that 80 years after giving birth to the superhero genre, Superman hasn’t changed much at all. The spit-curl, the S, the cape flapping in the
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Action Comics No. 1000: Meet two legends behind the books celebrating Superman’s 80th year

What stands out when looking at the cover of the new, once-in-a-lifetime 1,000th issue of “Action Comics” is that 80 years after giving birth to the superhero genre, Superman hasn’t changed much at all. The spit-curl, the S, the cape flapping in the wind, and yes, even the red trunks are back in time for this anniversary issue. Even […]

Spielberg once warned of superhero cinema’s death. Now he’s making a movie for DC Comics.

IT WAS just three summers ago that Steven Spielberg was speculating about the death of the superhero movie, assuring that it would go the way of the Western. Now the legendary director seems to see creative life near where he once envisioned a funeral. Warne
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Spielberg once warned of superhero cinema’s death. Now he’s making a movie for DC Comics.

IT WAS just three summers ago that Steven Spielberg was speculating about the death of the superhero movie, assuring that it would go the way of the Western. Now the legendary director seems to see creative life near where he once envisioned a funeral. Warner Bros. and Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment announced Tuesday that they would produce […]

Kanye West’s 6 ridiculous Twitter eras, from water-bottle hate to ‘Stop playing chess with life’

It is the Year of Our Lord 2018, which means absolutely nothing is normal on Twitter: Bernie Sanders tweeted about Cardi B, that photo of James Comey with Method Man and Ghostface Killah is still making its rounds, and Kanye West, who recently reactivated hi
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Kanye West’s 6 ridiculous Twitter eras, from water-bottle hate to ‘Stop playing chess with life’

It is the Year of Our Lord 2018, which means absolutely nothing is normal on Twitter: Bernie Sanders tweeted about Cardi B, that photo of James Comey with Method Man and Ghostface Killah is still making its rounds, and Kanye West, who recently reactivated his account, is spewing the equivalent of those inspirational Yogi Tea bag […]

Bill Cosby’s biggest witness paints his sexual-assault accuser as an extortionist who sought to ‘set up a celebrity’

  NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Bill Cosby’s defense team delivered its long-awaited bombshell witness Wednesday, calling to the stand a woman who says the comedian’s primary accuser confided plans to “set up a celebrity” with a false sex-assault story. Th
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Bill Cosby’s biggest witness paints his sexual-assault accuser as an extortionist who sought to ‘set up a celebrity’

  NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Bill Cosby’s defense team delivered its long-awaited bombshell witness Wednesday, calling to the stand a woman who says the comedian’s primary accuser confided plans to “set up a celebrity” with a false sex-assault story. The appearance of Marguerite Jackson, a Temple University academic adviser, may be the defense’s best opportunity to undercut […]

A David Copperfield trick allegedly injured a participant. Its secret was just exposed in court.

A magician never reveals his secrets. Well, not unless a court mandates it. David Copperfield, 61, is currently in the midst of a civil jury trial in Las Vegas’s Clark County District Court that began on Friday, following a negligence lawsuit filed agai
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A David Copperfield trick allegedly injured a participant. Its secret was just exposed in court.

A magician never reveals his secrets. Well, not unless a court mandates it. David Copperfield, 61, is currently in the midst of a civil jury trial in Las Vegas’s Clark County District Court that began on Friday, following a negligence lawsuit filed against the illusionist by 58-year-old British chef Gavin Cox. Cox attended one of […]

‘I’m like a breakup he can’t get over’: James Comey joins Stephen Colbert and mocks Trump

CBS’s “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert could barely contain his glee as he started his show on Tuesday night. “It’s Comey Day, everybody!” he announced to his studio audience, who cheered wildly. Sure enough, Colbert and fo
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‘I’m like a breakup he can’t get over’: James Comey joins Stephen Colbert and mocks Trump

CBS’s “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert could barely contain his glee as he started his show on Tuesday night. “It’s Comey Day, everybody!” he announced to his studio audience, who cheered wildly. Sure enough, Colbert and former FBI director James Comey — promoting his new book “A Higher Loyalty” — had plenty to discuss in […]

Signature Theatre offers up ‘Billy Elliot,’ ‘Grand Hotel,’ two world-premiere productions in 2018-19

Piracy and “Passion” are in order for Signature Theatre’s 2018-19 season — in the form of a world-premiere musical by the songwriting team behind “The Witches of Eastwick,” and a revival of Stephen Sondheim’s 1994 complexly psychologica
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Signature Theatre offers up ‘Billy Elliot,’ ‘Grand Hotel,’ two world-premiere productions in 2018-19

Piracy and “Passion” are in order for Signature Theatre’s 2018-19 season — in the form of a world-premiere musical by the songwriting team behind “The Witches of Eastwick,” and a revival of Stephen Sondheim’s 1994 complexly psychological musical about the mysteries of physical and spiritual attraction. “Blackbeard,” with book and lyrics by John Dempsey and music […]

After ‘Night Court,’ Harry Anderson opened a New Orleans magic shop. Then came Hurricane Katrina.

Harry Anderson, who was found dead on Monday at 65, became a television star in the 1980s through roles on “Saturday Night Live,” “Cheers” and, of course, “Night Court.” But to Anderson, who grew up as a street magician, Hollywood never felt lik
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After ‘Night Court,’ Harry Anderson opened a New Orleans magic shop. Then came Hurricane Katrina.

Harry Anderson, who was found dead on Monday at 65, became a television star in the 1980s through roles on “Saturday Night Live,” “Cheers” and, of course, “Night Court.” But to Anderson, who grew up as a street magician, Hollywood never felt like home. Despite his celebrated television career, which garnered three Emmy nominations, Anderson’s heart […]

Comey vs. Trump: How cartoonists are skewering the feud so far

FORMER FBI director James B. Comey has a book to promote, which means doing a lot of prominent TV spots. Which really means that President Trump will surely be near the screen, drawn like a moth to the inflamed feud. Comey’s “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lie
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Comey vs. Trump: How cartoonists are skewering the feud so far

FORMER FBI director James B. Comey has a book to promote, which means doing a lot of prominent TV spots. Which really means that President Trump will surely be near the screen, drawn like a moth to the inflamed feud. Comey’s “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership” hits stores and e-shelves Tuesday, but already […]

This year’s cartooning Pulitzer is sharply dividing the comics community. Here’s why.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT Monday afternoon that an “electronic comic book” had received the Pulitzer Prize sent shock waves through some corners of the cartooning community. In nearly a century of Pulitzer jurors honoring editorial cartooning, the award — much
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This year’s cartooning Pulitzer is sharply dividing the comics community. Here’s why.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT Monday afternoon that an “electronic comic book” had received the Pulitzer Prize sent shock waves through some corners of the cartooning community. In nearly a century of Pulitzer jurors honoring editorial cartooning, the award — much as with such sister categories as commentary and criticism — had never been given to multiple creators for […]

Cathy Yan will direct Harley Quinn’s next big movie

Harley Quinn has a director. Deadline is reporting that Cathy Yan will direct a movie set to star Margot Robbie in a return to her “Suicide Squad” role of Harley Quinn, presumably with other big-name female DC Comics characters set to appear alongside he
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Cathy Yan will direct Harley Quinn’s next big movie

Harley Quinn has a director. Deadline is reporting that Cathy Yan will direct a movie set to star Margot Robbie in a return to her “Suicide Squad” role of Harley Quinn, presumably with other big-name female DC Comics characters set to appear alongside her. The announcement confirms that a movie with Robbie as Harley Quinn in […]

John Oliver buys Russell Crowe’s $7,000 leather jockstrap to give to a Blockbuster in Alaska

For five seasons, John Oliver and his team at HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” have pulled absurd pranks such as starting a church and buying commercial time during “Fox & Friends” in an attempt to Trojan-horse information to President Trump. Oli
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John Oliver buys Russell Crowe’s $7,000 leather jockstrap to give to a Blockbuster in Alaska

For five seasons, John Oliver and his team at HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” have pulled absurd pranks such as starting a church and buying commercial time during “Fox & Friends” in an attempt to Trojan-horse information to President Trump. Oliver’s pranks have become his trademark — to the point that fans now predict certain real-world events are […]

A David Hockney painting inspired by a childhood favorite graces the New Yorker’s cover

A DUTCH PAINTING that David Hockney first saw more than six decades ago in London is the resurgent inspiration for the art that graces this week’s New Yorker. “I’ve always loved it,” Hockney, 80, tells the New Yorker’s art director, Francoise Mouly
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A David Hockney painting inspired by a childhood favorite graces the New Yorker’s cover

A DUTCH PAINTING that David Hockney first saw more than six decades ago in London is the resurgent inspiration for the art that graces this week’s New Yorker. “I’ve always loved it,” Hockney, 80, tells the New Yorker’s art director, Francoise Mouly. “It’s a beautiful painting, the original.” That original is Meindert Hobbema’s 1689 work […]

Cartooning Pulitzer goes to a game-changer: An electronic comic book by two creators

FOR POLITICAL cartoonists, it was only a matter of time. Nearly a decade after the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning was awarded to an animation-only portfolio for the first time, the Pulitzer committee on Monday marked another first: It gave the award
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Cartooning Pulitzer goes to a game-changer: An electronic comic book by two creators

FOR POLITICAL cartoonists, it was only a matter of time. Nearly a decade after the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning was awarded to an animation-only portfolio for the first time, the Pulitzer committee on Monday marked another first: It gave the award to an “electronic comic book.” “Welcome to the New World,” a long-form visual narrative […]

ACM Awards 2018: Complete list of winners, best and worst moments

The Academy of Country Music Awards usually kicks off with a boisterous opening number — this year, on Sunday night, the show started on a much quieter note. Five country stars (Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett) paid
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ACM Awards 2018: Complete list of winners, best and worst moments

The Academy of Country Music Awards usually kicks off with a boisterous opening number — this year, on Sunday night, the show started on a much quieter note. Five country stars (Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett) paid tribute to the victims of the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting in […]

Jay-Z is known for his words. Meet the sixth-grade teacher he credits with his love of language.

Before he was rap mogul Jay-Z, and before he was a teenage drug dealer, he was Shawn Carter — a quiet, withdrawn kid who read far beyond his grade level and was grappling with the trying circumstances of growing up fatherless and poor in New York’s Ma
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Jay-Z is known for his words. Meet the sixth-grade teacher he credits with his love of language.

Before he was rap mogul Jay-Z, and before he was a teenage drug dealer, he was Shawn Carter — a quiet, withdrawn kid who read far beyond his grade level and was grappling with the trying circumstances of growing up fatherless and poor in New York’s Marcy Projects. As the rapper tells it, in grade […]

‘What’s your major malfunction?’ How R. Lee Ermey created a memorable ‘Full Metal Jacket’ role

When we first meet gunnery sergeant Hartman, played by R. Lee Ermey in Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 Vietnam epic “Full Metal Jacket,” he’s introducing new recruits to the Marine Corps boot camp. “I am gunnery sergeant Hartman, your senior dri
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‘What’s your major malfunction?’ How R. Lee Ermey created a memorable ‘Full Metal Jacket’ role

When we first meet gunnery sergeant Hartman, played by R. Lee Ermey in Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 Vietnam epic “Full Metal Jacket,” he’s introducing new recruits to the Marine Corps boot camp. “I am gunnery sergeant Hartman, your senior drill instructor. From now on, you will speak only when spoken to, and the first and last words out […]

Milos Forman: 6 iconic scenes of the director’s iconoclastic characters

Milos Forman, who died Saturday at 86, was never the most prolific filmmaker. But over a career that included two best director Oscars (for 1975’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and 1984’s “Amadeus”) and a nomination for 1996’s “The Peopl
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Milos Forman: 6 iconic scenes of the director’s iconoclastic characters

Milos Forman, who died Saturday at 86, was never the most prolific filmmaker. But over a career that included two best director Oscars (for 1975’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and 1984’s “Amadeus”) and a nomination for 1996’s “The People vs. Larry Flynt,” he became known for a body of work celebrating fiercely independent spirits. […]

Kanye West is apparently working on a philosophy book. Here’s what it could include.

Kanye West wears many hats. The man is a prolific rapper, an okay fashion designer and seemingly one of the only stand-up guys to father a Kardashian grandchild. A recent interview he conducted with interior designer Axel Vervoordt for the Hollywood Rep
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Kanye West is apparently working on a philosophy book. Here’s what it could include.

Kanye West wears many hats. The man is a prolific rapper, an okay fashion designer and seemingly one of the only stand-up guys to father a Kardashian grandchild. A recent interview he conducted with interior designer Axel Vervoordt for the Hollywood Reporter suggests that he will soon add another hat to the collection: that of a published philosopher. It seems surprising for […]

Armenian citizens die while working in manhole in Russia’s Ufa

Citizens of Armenia died while working in a manhole in the Russian city of Ufa, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia said.
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Armenian citizens die while working in manhole in Russia’s Ufa

Citizens of Armenia died while working in a manhole in the Russian city of Ufa, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia said.

Will Ferrell released from hospital after serious two-car crash, report says

Actor and comedian Will Ferrell was rushed to a hospital Thursday night after he was reportedly involved in a serious two-car crash in Southern California. The crash happened on Interstate 5 and caused the SUV that Ferrell was riding in to flip over, TMZ rep
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Will Ferrell released from hospital after serious two-car crash, report says

Actor and comedian Will Ferrell was rushed to a hospital Thursday night after he was reportedly involved in a serious two-car crash in Southern California. The crash happened on Interstate 5 and caused the SUV that Ferrell was riding in to flip over, TMZ reported. Ferrell was one of three passengers in the SUV, and all […]

Fictional bassist Derek Smalls of ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ is finally making new music again

Spinal Tap has been silent for years, but one of the band’s septuagenarian rockers has turned his amps up to 11 once again: bassist Derek Smalls. Smalls is the satirical character dreamed up by comedian Harry Shearer — also known for being a two-ti
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Fictional bassist Derek Smalls of ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ is finally making new music again

Spinal Tap has been silent for years, but one of the band’s septuagenarian rockers has turned his amps up to 11 once again: bassist Derek Smalls. Smalls is the satirical character dreamed up by comedian Harry Shearer — also known for being a two-time cast member on “Saturday Night Live” and for voicing many characters on “The Simpsons” […]

Taylor Swift’s cover of Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘September’ is getting some pretty harsh criticism

Taylor Swift sent the Internet into a tizzy on Friday when she released a breathy, folksy cover of Earth, Wind & Fire’s 1978 love jam “September” on Spotify. Her version stripped away away the original’s funk-laden sensibility and prese
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Taylor Swift’s cover of Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘September’ is getting some pretty harsh criticism

Taylor Swift sent the Internet into a tizzy on Friday when she released a breathy, folksy cover of Earth, Wind & Fire’s 1978 love jam “September” on Spotify. Her version stripped away away the original’s funk-laden sensibility and presented the tune as a slow-burning countrypolitan song. Covering a beloved song is tricky, and covering a beloved song in […]

‘Nancy’ has a cult following among many top comics pros. Here’s why.

SOME LEGACY comic strips are the inky equivalent of the more Mesozoic members of Congress: After being around for eons, they seem to still have a daily perch largely out of habit, name recognition and comfortable familiarity. Yet “Nancy,” starring a titl
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‘Nancy’ has a cult following among many top comics pros. Here’s why.

SOME LEGACY comic strips are the inky equivalent of the more Mesozoic members of Congress: After being around for eons, they seem to still have a daily perch largely out of habit, name recognition and comfortable familiarity. Yet “Nancy,” starring a title character who’s been around for 85 years — sprung from a strip nearly […]

New ‘Incredibles 2’ trailer offers its own wonder woman as the real star

FOCUSING ON Wonder Woman has been the strongest recent move for the DC film universe. Now, the Incredibles are rolling out a similar strategy. We “need to change people’s perceptions about superheroes,” telecomm mogul and huge superhero supporter Wins
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New ‘Incredibles 2’ trailer offers its own wonder woman as the real star

FOCUSING ON Wonder Woman has been the strongest recent move for the DC film universe. Now, the Incredibles are rolling out a similar strategy. We “need to change people’s perceptions about superheroes,” telecomm mogul and huge superhero supporter Winston Deavor (voiced by Bob Odenkirk) tells the family at the center of the film, “and Elastigirl is our […]

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