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Ken Burns on the love and loss of ‘Country Music’

Ken Burns on the love and loss of ‘Country Music’

Ken Burns, the renowned documentarian known for bringing American history to vivid life, debuts his latest effort on Sunday, “Country Music.” The ambitious yet intimate eight-part PBS series chronicles one of the country’s indigenous and most beloved musical genres. “Country music at its Big Bang was two different musics,” says Burns. “The music of Jimmy…MORE

James Corden calls out Bill Maher for fat-shaming segment

James Corden calls out Bill Maher for fat-shaming segment

Bill Maher has a long history of drawing ire for his remarks made on and off his HBO show, “Real Time.” And now he’s being called out by fellow late-night host James Corden. The host of “The Late Late Show” used part of Thursday’s episode to criticize Maher’s remarks that suggested our culture should do…MORE

YouTube star PewDiePie cancels a $50,000 donation to an anti-hate charity

YouTube star PewDiePie cancels a $50,000 donation to an anti-hate charity

PewDiePie has frequently faced claims of supporting racist and anti-Semitic messages, which he has denied. Now, the YouTube star has stoked the internet’s ire once again after announcing, then canceling, a donation to the Anti-Defamation League. PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, said he initially pledged to donate $50,000 to the nonprofit, whose primary…MORE

After volunteering at the border, late-night staffers look to do more

After volunteering at the border, late-night staffers look to do more

A summer volunteer trip down to the southern tip of Texas was no laughing matter for Ana Bretón, a digital producer at late-night show “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.” But she and others are hoping some laughter will bring much-needed resources to those helping on the front lines of the humanitarian crisis at the Texas-Mexico…MORE

Sam Smith’s preferred gender pronouns are they/them

Sam Smith’s preferred gender pronouns are they/them

Sam Smith identifies as genderqueer and non-binary, and the singer took to Instagram Friday to clarify their preferred prounouns. “Today is a good day so here goes. I’ve decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM after a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am,…MORE

Lily Allen says speaking out about being sexually assaulted damaged her career

Lily Allen says speaking out about being sexually assaulted damaged her career

Lily Allen has said speaking out about being sexually assaulted has damaged her music career. The British singer alleged she was assaulted in 2016 by a music industry executive in her 2018 autobiography “My Thoughts Exactly.” Speaking on the BBC podcast “The Next Episode,” released Friday, she said: “I do feel like my career has…MORE

‘The Goldfinch’ paints dull picture from prize-winning book

‘The Goldfinch’ paints dull picture from prize-winning book

“The Goldfinch” has a painting at its center, but despite a classy palette of ingredients conjures a lifeless, disjointed picture. Adapted from a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the movie represents a transparent bid to bring the book’s prestige to the screen, but it’s another case of literary underpinnings being lost in translation. Despite the tragic circumstances…MORE

Rihanna says don’t expect her at the Super Bowl halftime show this year

Rihanna says don’t expect her at the Super Bowl halftime show this year

Don’t expect to see Rihanna perform at the Super Bowl this year. The singer is finishing an album and focusing on her fashion line instead, she told Entertainment Tonight. Working with Lizzo is also on her to do list. “I still got an album to finish,” she said when asked about a half time performance…MORE

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