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Gregory Sierra, ‘Sanford and Son’ and ‘Barney Miller’ actor, dies at 83

Gregory Sierra, ‘Sanford and Son’ and ‘Barney Miller’ actor, dies at 83

Actor Gregory Sierra, best known for his roles in “Sanford and Son” and “Barney Miller,” died on January 4 from cancer, his widow Helene Tabor confirmed to CNN Friday. He was 83. “He was quite wonderful, and my heart is broken into 400 million pieces,” Tabor said. The cancer persisted “for quite a while and…

‘In & Of Itself’ brings Derek DelGaudio’s unique magic act into your living room

‘In & Of Itself’ brings Derek DelGaudio’s unique magic act into your living room

Magic and monologues turn out to be a potent streaming combination, conjuring a taste of the theatrical experience that many sorely miss. The latest example, “In & Of Itself,” transforms Derek DelGaudio’s long-running stage show into an absorbing Hulu special, one that actually builds on the in-person experience by mashing together numerous shows as opposed…

‘The White Tiger’ presents a searing look at India’s caste system

‘The White Tiger’ presents a searing look at India’s caste system

“The White Tiger” is one of those movies that would likely struggle to claw out much attention without Netflix’s muscle behind it, underscoring the streaming service’s ability to lead people to worthwhile films they might not see — in this case, a sobering adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s award-winning book that dissects India’s caste system. The…

Dave Chappelle asymptomatic after testing positive for Covid-19

Dave Chappelle asymptomatic after testing positive for Covid-19

Comedian Dave Chappelle has tested positive for Covid-19 but is asymptomatic, according to a statement from his spokeswoman obtained by CNN. “Dave Chappelle is quarantined after testing positive for COVID-19. His remaining shows at Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater in Austin, TX have been canceled,” Carla Sims, Chappelle’s representative, said in the statement. “Chappelle implemented COVID-19…

Mick Norcross, ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ star, found dead at 57

Mick Norcross, ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ star, found dead at 57

British reality TV star Mick Norcross has been found dead at his home at the age of 57. Norcross, the former owner of the Sugar Hut nightclub in Brentwood that featured heavily in reality show “The Only Way Is Essex,” died Thursday. “So sad to hear the news today of the passing of Mr Sugarhut…

Dustin Diamond completes first round of chemotherapy for cancer treatment

Dustin Diamond completes first round of chemotherapy for cancer treatment

Former “Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond is making progress in his fight against cancer. A representative for the actor said on Thursday that Diamond, known for playing Samuel “Screech” Powers on the hit ’90s teen series, has completed his first round of chemotherapy treatment, with another to follow. “Dustin is looking forward to…

‘Bridgerton’ is returning for a second season

‘Bridgerton’ is returning for a second season

“Bridgerton” fans can breathe a sigh of relief after Netflix announced a second season of the steamy Netflix show. The period drama — created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes — based on Julia Quinn’s novels has created a buzz since it debuted last month. The show is the first series for…

‘Walker’ gets a new look with Jared Padalecki as the Texas Ranger

‘Walker’ gets a new look with Jared Padalecki as the Texas Ranger

Occasionally a reboot comes along that’s so different from the original you wonder why they bothered. “Walker” is one of those, dropping the “Texas Ranger” part of the title from the CBS series that signed off 20 years ago, and trading in Chuck Norris for “Supernatural’s” Jared Padalecki, in what feels more like a family…

‘The Masked Dancer’ reveals the celebrity hiding under Cricket

‘The Masked Dancer’ reveals the celebrity hiding under Cricket

Singer Brian McKnight was revealed to be the person who has been performing under the Cricket costume on Wednesday’s “The Masked Dancer.” After dancing to Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It,” he was unmasked for viewers and the panelists. Earlier in the competition, he danced to “Jump (For My Love),” by the Pointer…

Tim McGraw wasn’t so sure about Taylor Swift naming a song after him

Tim McGraw wasn’t so sure about Taylor Swift naming a song after him

Tim McGraw did not feel like a spring chicken when he learned that Taylor Swift was naming a song named after him. As you may recall, Swift’s debut single, “Tim McGraw,” was released in 2006 off her self-titled album. “I thought, have I gotten to that age now to where they’re singing songs about me?…

Chrissy Teigen lost a tooth in a Fruit Roll-Up at the inauguration

Chrissy Teigen lost a tooth in a Fruit Roll-Up at the inauguration

Good news and bad news for Chrissy Teigen. President Biden followed her on Twitter but she also lost a tooth. The model and cookbook author was at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration to support her husband John Legend, who performed Wednesday evening. While indulging in a late-night Fruit Roll-Up she revealed the sticky snack had yanked…

Cole Sprouse not interested in a ‘Suite Life of Zack and Cody’ reboot

Cole Sprouse not interested in a ‘Suite Life of Zack and Cody’ reboot

Sorry fans of “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” but Cole Sprouse has moved on. The “Riverdale” star appeared on “The Drew Barrymore Show” Tuesday and shared his thoughts on reboots in light of the “Sex and the City” news. “Reboots are a tricky thing, you know?” he said. “The original shows, when they…

Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez perform at the inauguration

Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez perform at the inauguration

Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez delivered powerful performances at Wednesday’s inauguration. Gaga sang the national anthem, while Lopez performed a medley of patriotic songs that included “This Land Is Your Land.” Leading up the the event, Lopez shared a picture with National Guard troops near the Capitol, which she shared on Instagram. “What an honor…

Bow Wow apologizes after crowded Houston club backlash

Bow Wow apologizes after crowded Houston club backlash

Bow Wow has apologized for taking the stage in a packed nightclub in Houston over the weekend. The rapper, who also acts under his legal name Shad Moss, had received backlash on social media after he was seen in footage on stage appearing to perform for a mostly maskless crowd at Cle in Houston. Houston…

Michael Douglas meets newborn grandson for the first time

Michael Douglas meets newborn grandson for the first time

Michael Douglas is a proud grandpa. The actor shared a photo of himself meeting his newborn grandson on Tuesday. “First time I’ve seen my month old grandson, Ryder!” he wrote alongside the photo on Instagram. It’s the second child of his son Cameron Douglas and his partner Viviane Thibes, who posted about the birth last…

New Orleans Jazz Fest pushed to October due to Covid-19

New Orleans Jazz Fest pushed to October due to Covid-19

The 2021 New Orleans Jazz Fest has been postponed until October, according to a statement posted on the festival’s website. Originally scheduled to start at the end of April, Jazz Fest is being pushed to fall due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, organizers said. The event will now run from Oct. 8 – 17. “We…

‘The Muppet Show’ is coming to Disney+

‘The Muppet Show’ is coming to Disney+

If you thought you’d never get a chance to stream “The Muppet Show,” fuhgeddaboudit! Disney+ announced on Tuesday that all five seasons of the Jim Henson variety series are coming to the streaming service on February 19. The fourth and fifth seasons, Disney noted, have “never previously been released on home entertainment.” During the life…

Harry Brant, model and son of Stephanie Seymour and Peter Brant, has died

Harry Brant, model and son of Stephanie Seymour and Peter Brant, has died

Harry Brant, a model and entrepreneur, has died, his parents said in a statement obtained by CNN. He was 24. Brant, the son of model Stephanie Seymour and businessman Peter Brant, died of an accidental overdose, his family said. “It is with enormous sorrow that we share with you the news that our beloved son,…

11 sources of comic relief in this already long new year

11 sources of comic relief in this already long new year

The world was really ready for 2020 to end, but 2021 is feeling like a sequel no one asked for. Covid-19 vaccines offer hope for a possible return to the movies or a concert by summer, but this winter is looking a little bleak. So, what to do in the meantime, when you’ve reached the…

Dolly Parton turns 75

Dolly Parton turns 75

Happy birthday, Dolly Parton! The beloved singer and humanitarian turns 75 on Tuesday, raising the question: What do you get for the woman who has given us everything from timeless music to big funding for a Covid-19 vaccine? It looks like Tennessee may have beaten us to the punch with a proposal for a statue…

Alec Baldwin leaves Twitter after uproar over wife’s heritage

Alec Baldwin leaves Twitter after uproar over wife’s heritage

It’s “Goodbye for now” for Alec Baldwin and Twitter. The actor bid adieu to the social media platform Monday in the wake of uproar over his wife’s claims of having a Spanish heritage. “Twitter is like a party where everyone is screaming,” his tweet read. “Not much of a party. Goodbye for now.” Hilaria Baldwin…