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R. Kelly returns to court Friday in sex abuse case as he seeks permission to travel

R. Kelly returns to court Friday in sex abuse case as he seeks permission to travel

R. Kelly is back in a Chicago court Friday morning in connection with sex abuse charges, during a week in which the singer is seeking permission to travel abroad for work. The entertainer faces 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four alleged victims, including three who prosecutors say were underage girls. The Class…

Emilia Clarke reveals she underwent two life-saving brain surgeries

Emilia Clarke reveals she underwent two life-saving brain surgeries

Emilia Clarke revealed on Thursday that she has undergone two brain surgeries in the last eight years. The “Games of Thrones” star made the revelation in a story she wrote for the New Yorker. She said her health problems began in 2011. “My trainer had me get into the plank position, and I immediately felt…

Neil deGrasse Tyson returning to TV after misconduct investigation

Neil deGrasse Tyson returning to TV after misconduct investigation

Astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson is returning to television following accusations of inappropriate behavior, which he denied. Fox and Nat Geo announced in a statement that they have concluded their investigation into the allegations of sexual misconduct that were first published in November by Patheos, a religion and spirituality website. “The investigation is complete,…

Jordan Peele and the art of being unapologetically black

Jordan Peele and the art of being unapologetically black

Call it revenge of the “blerds.” Jordan Peele, a self-proclaimed “black nerd” who helped to popularize the term as part of the comedy duo Key and Peele, is boldly going where no black man has gone before by conquering the horror film genre. His sophomore film, “Us,” is out Friday to rave reviews and early…

Amy Schumer on why she revealed her husband’s autism diagnosis

Amy Schumer on why she revealed her husband’s autism diagnosis

Amy Schumer is hopeful that at some point being diagnosed with autism will be no big deal. The comedian/actress appeared on Wednesday night’s episode of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and discussed why she chose to go public with her husband Chris Fischer’s diagnosis of high-functioning autism spectrum disorder. Schumer opened up about it in…

Lee Daniels opens up on ‘Empire’ team’s ‘pain’ and ‘sadness’

Lee Daniels opens up on ‘Empire’ team’s ‘pain’ and ‘sadness’

Lee Daniels is speaking out about what life has been like on “Empire” during the Jussie Smollett controversy. Smollett, who stars as Jamal Lyon on the show, has pleaded not guilty to charges related to allegations that he staged a hate crime in Chicago and filed a false police report. The actor has been indicted…

Jessica Simpson welcomes new daughter

Jessica Simpson welcomes new daughter

Jessica Simpson is a mom again. The singer and designer, who is married to former NFL player Eric Johnson, welcomed a new daughter on March 19, Simpson announced on Twitter. She said her daughter, named Birdie Mae Johnson, weighed in at 10 pounds, 13 ounces. The couple, who married in 2014, have two other children,…

A new ‘Bill & Ted’ movie is actually happening

A new ‘Bill & Ted’ movie is actually happening

Most excellent news for supporters of the “everything old is new again” trend in Hollywood: Bill and Ted are making a new movie. Hammerstone Studios on Wednesday announced that production will begin this summer on a third installment of the “Bill & Ted” franchise, with Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter set to reprise their roles…

Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus and Halsey are among Woodstock 50 headliners

Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus and Halsey are among Woodstock 50 headliners

It will be a mix of old and new for the Woodstock 50 Music and Arts Fair. Headliners include Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, The Black Keys, Chance the Rapper, and The Killers. Some original Woodstock festival artists will also perform, including Santana, Dead & Company, David Crosby and John Fogerty. The event celebrates…

Kit Harington sought therapy after Jon Snow’s death and resurrection

Kit Harington sought therapy after Jon Snow’s death and resurrection

The death of Jon Snow on “Game of Thrones” was tough on some viewers, but sounds to have been even rougher on the man who played him. Kit Harington recently talked to Variety about anxiety he’s experienced in the Snow role, particularly when his character was killed off and then resurrected. “My darkest period was…

R. Kelly returns to social media for daughter’s birthday

R. Kelly returns to social media for daughter’s birthday

R. Kelly had been silent on Twitter for months, but returned late Tuesday with a special message. The singer, who is currently plagued by legal issues and sexual misconduct allegations, tweeted a video of himself singing happy birthday to his daughter, Joann. “Happy birthday baby, daddy love you,” Kelly said in the video. “No matter…

Tyler Perry helps grieving family

Tyler Perry helps grieving family

Last week, a Georgia family thought they might lose their home after their mom was fatally shot outside a bank. Now, thanks to celebrity Tyler Perry, they will keep their home and more. Police said Tynesha Evans’ boyfriend, Othniel Inniss, shot and killed her at a bank in Alpharetta, Georgia, just north of Atlanta. The…

James Corden returning as host of the Tony Awards

James Corden returning as host of the Tony Awards

He’s back! The Tony Awards announced Tuesday that James Corden will host the 73rd annual ceremony in June. This will be the second time Corden has hosted the show that celebrates Broadway’s best. (Corden got positive reviews for his hosting in 2016.) “I’m thrilled to be returning to host the Tony Awards,” Corden said in…

Kristoff St. John died of heart disease, coroner says

Kristoff St. John died of heart disease, coroner says

Actor Kristoff St. John, who appeared on the CBS daytime soap opera “The Young & the Restless,” died of heart disease, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner. St. John, who played Neil Winters, was found dead at a home in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles in February. He was 52. The coroner’s…

Wendy Williams reveals she’s seeking treatment and living in a sober house

Wendy Williams reveals she’s seeking treatment and living in a sober house

Wendy Williams got incredibly candid during her show Tuesday about her struggle with addiction. The host of “The Wendy Williams Show” told viewers she is living in a sober house and talked about her past struggles with cocaine. “I have been living in a sober house,” she said tearfully. “You know, I’ve had a struggle…

‘Toy Story 4’ embarks on an adventure to save a new character

‘Toy Story 4’ embarks on an adventure to save a new character

Your favorite gang of toys is back, and the latest adventure looks like the most action-packed yet. Pixar dropped the first full-length trailer for its upcoming “Toy Story 4” movie Tuesday, featuring all your old favorites including Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Rex, Slinky Dog, Hamm the Piggy Bank and Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head plus the…

About that Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt movie poster

About that Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt movie poster

Leonardo DiCaprio got people talking about his new movie with Brad Pitt, but probably not in the way he envisioned. The two actors star in Quentin Tarantino’s forthcoming film, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” which is set in 1969 and centers on a former star of Westerns and his longtime stunt double. On Monday,…

Gwyneth Paltrow wanted to reinvent divorce with her ‘conscious uncoupling’

Gwyneth Paltrow wanted to reinvent divorce with her ‘conscious uncoupling’

Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t expect the backlash over the “conscious uncoupling” of her marriage with Chris Martin. The actress and Coldplay frontman made headlines when they announced they had split in 2014 after more than a decade of marriage and two children. “We are parents first and foremost, to two incredibly wonderful children and we ask…