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‘This Is Us’ star among Oscar performers

‘This Is Us’ star among Oscar performers

One of the stars of NBC’s “This Is Us” is headed to the Academy Awards stage. Chrissy Metz is set to be among the musical performers at the upcoming Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday. Metz will be performing “I’m Standing With You” from her film “Breakthrough.” The song, which…MORE

James Taylor announced a new album and a tour with Jackson Browne

James Taylor announced a new album and a tour with Jackson Browne

James Taylor announced he’s releasing a new album with renditions of more than a dozen classic standards, including “Almost Like Being In Love,” “Pennies from Heaven,” “My Heart Stood Still” and “It’s Only a Paper Moon.” “American Standard” is due out February 28. “I’ve always had songs that I grew up with that I remember…MORE

Drummer Joey Kramer loses battle to play with Aerosmith at Grammys

Drummer Joey Kramer loses battle to play with Aerosmith at Grammys

Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer won’t get to play with the band at Grammy events this weekend, a Massachusetts court has decided. Kramer, a founder and 50-year member of the legendary fivesome, asked for an injunction to force Aerosmith to let him perform with the band at the 2020 MusiCares Person of the Year and at…MORE

She is the first openly bisexual contestant in Miss USA’s 68-year history

She is the first openly bisexual contestant in Miss USA’s 68-year history

Miss Utah USA champ Rachel Slawson competed for the crown five times before she finally won. This year, her first time on the national stage, she’ll be competing as her most authentic self. Slawson, who is bisexual, will be the first openly queer contestant in the Miss USA pageant’s 68-year history. The 25-year-old is a…MORE

Lena Waithe and wife Alana Mayo split two months after marriage announcement

Lena Waithe and wife Alana Mayo split two months after marriage announcement

Two months after revealing they secretly married, Lena Waithe and Alana Mayo have split. E! first reported that the couple have called it quits. “After careful thought and consideration, we have decided to part ways,” they said in a joint statement from their reps. “We have nothing but support for one another and ask that…MORE

Watching ‘The Goop Lab’ could turn you into a member of the Goop troop

Watching ‘The Goop Lab’ could turn you into a member of the Goop troop

I was prepared to hate-watch “The Goop Lab,” the new Netflix docuseries from Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop lifestyle brand that chronicles a wide-range of wellness experiments. We’re talking energy exorcisms and aging backwards. To be honest, I never fully grasped Goop. I wasn’t an early subscriber to Paltrow’s newsletter or her privileged perspective on how to…MORE

‘Star Trek: Picard’ slowly goes where the franchise has gone before

‘Star Trek: Picard’ slowly goes where the franchise has gone before

The term “fan service” implies that a project bends over backwards to mollify its core audience. Yet the warm rush of nostalgia is clearly the best recommendation for “Star Trek: Picard” — the latest spinoff beamed up by CBS All Access — a show that slowly goes where the franchise has gone before. Patrick Stewart…MORE

Brad Pitt is the new toastmaster of awards season

Brad Pitt is the new toastmaster of awards season

How much do we love Brad Pitt? He’s been on a winning streak this awards season thanks to his role in the Quentin Tarantino-directed “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” and he’s been utterly charming and amusing with his acceptance speeches. After his Best Supporting Actor win at the Golden Globes, he made a…MORE

Rapper Juice WRLD died from oxycodone and codeine overdose, medical examiner says

Rapper Juice WRLD died from oxycodone and codeine overdose, medical examiner says

Rapper and singer Juice WRLD died as a result of oxycodone and codeine toxicity, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said Wednesday. The medical examiner determined the rapper’s manner of death to be an accident. The rapper, whose real name is Jarad Anthony Higgins, suffered a medical emergency shortly after arriving at Chicago’s Midway International…MORE

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