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‘Muhammad Ali’ lets Ken Burns go four fascinating rounds with the champ’s life and legacy
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‘Muhammad Ali’ lets Ken Burns go four fascinating rounds with the champ’s life and legacy

Floating and stinging as it explores the boxing icon’s life inside the ring and out, “Muhammad Ali” is another epic Ken Burns-produced dive into the life of an influential 20th-century figure, coming on the heels of “Hemingway.” Much has said about Ali, but going the distance with this four-part PBS documentary makes it feel like,…

Lizzo wants to star in ‘Bodyguard’ remake with Chris Evans
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Lizzo wants to star in ‘Bodyguard’ remake with Chris Evans

Lizzo apparently has not abandoned her quest to get close to Chris Evans. With news that Warner Bros. (which is owned by CNN’s parent company) is reportedly planning a remake of the 1992 film “The Bodyguard,” the singer has let the world know she wouldn’t mind starring in it with Evans. Taking to her TikTok,…

Priyanka Chopra Jonas on ‘The Activist’: ‘The show got it wrong’
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Priyanka Chopra Jonas on ‘The Activist’: ‘The show got it wrong’

Another judge from “The Activist” has spoken up regarding backlash against the show. On Thursday, Priyanka Chopra Jonas addressed the issue in a statement on her verified Instagram account in the wake of CBS and its production partners, Global Citizen and Live Nation, announcing that changes have been made to the series. “I have been…

‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ isn’t as good as Jessica Chastain’s performance
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‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ isn’t as good as Jessica Chastain’s performance

The stars outshine the movie in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” a dazzling showcase for Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield as Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker in a dutiful, somewhat disjointed chronicle of how the televangelists amassed great wealth before his disgraced fall. While it’s not a landslide vote, thanks to Chastain’s disappearing act, “The…

The winner of ‘America’s Got Talent’ is …
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The winner of ‘America’s Got Talent’ is …

“America’s Got Talent” has crowned another winner. Dustin Tavella, 35, was named the Season 16 winner of “America’s Got Talent” on Wednesday night. Tavella is the third magician to ever win the series and. He walked away with $1 million dollar prize and will headline a show at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las…

CBS changing ‘The Activist’ in response to backlash
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CBS changing ‘The Activist’ in response to backlash

The original format of “The Activist” will be scrapped following pointed criticism of the CBS show that was echoed by one of the program’s own judges. In a statement to CNN, the network said, “The Activist was designed to show a wide audience the passion, long hours, and ingenuity that activists put into changing the…

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s newest collaboration to debut this fall
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Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s newest collaboration to debut this fall

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have teamed up with ViacomCBS for a global cross-brand takeover that will include multiple projects across CBS, MTV and Paramount+. “We are honored to partner with the legendary Tony Bennett and the iconic Lady Gaga for ViacomCBS’ biggest cross-platform music talent collaboration to-date” said Bruce Gillmer, Chief Content Officer, Music,…

Kim Kardashian West saw your Met Gala memes of her
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Kim Kardashian West saw your Met Gala memes of her

Just because she couldn’t see super well out of that faceless mask doesn’t mean Kim Kardashian West didn’t notice people having some fun with her Met Gala look this year. The entrepreneur/reality star shared some of the memes about her on the Instastory section of her verified Instagram account. One photo of her reaching out…

Wendy Williams tests positive for Covid-19
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Wendy Williams tests positive for Covid-19

Production on Wendy Williams eponymous daytime talk show has been postponed as she recovers from a breakthrough case of Covid-19. An announcement posted Wednesday on her show’s verified Instagram account reads, “While continuing her health evaluations, Wendy has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19.” “To allow Wendy time to quarantine and fully recover…

Country star Reba McEntire has to be rescued from a second-story window after stairs collapse in historic Oklahoma building
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Country star Reba McEntire has to be rescued from a second-story window after stairs collapse in historic Oklahoma building

Country star Reba McEntire expressed gratitude Wednesday after she had to be rescued from a historic building in Atoka, Oklahoma, after the staircase collapsed. McEntire had to be evacuated on a fire ladder from a second-story window on Tuesday, CNN affiliate KXII reported. “Thankfully, no one was seriously injured,” she wrote on Twitter. “We were…

Fat Joe and Ja Rule face off in Verzuz battle
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Fat Joe and Ja Rule face off in Verzuz battle

It was the place to be Tuesday night. Fat Joe and Ja Rule hit the stage at Madison Square Garden for Verzuz, the epic music battles created by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland during the Covid-19 pandemic. The hip-hop legends went 20 rounds, playing their hit songs like Ja Rule’s “Between Me and You” and “Livin’…

Late-night hosts join forces for first ever ‘Climate Night’
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Late-night hosts join forces for first ever ‘Climate Night’

Late night is stepping up for the planet. Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, James Corden, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers and Trevor Noah will unite across networks on Sept. 22 for “Climate Night,” focusing their programming on climate change. Shows that will participate include TBS’s “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” NBC’s…

Billy Crudup and Hasan Minhaj talk Season 2 of ‘The Morning Show’
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Billy Crudup and Hasan Minhaj talk Season 2 of ‘The Morning Show’

It’s his first season of “The Morning Show,” but it sounds like Hasan Minhaj has been training for his role for quite some time. “I’ve been playing a fake TV anchor for seven years, so this wasn’t a stretch for me,” Minhaj joked about going from “The Daily Show” to Netflix’s “Patriot Act with Hasan…

Julianne Hough says she’s ‘deeply listening’ to ‘The Activist’ criticism
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Julianne Hough says she’s ‘deeply listening’ to ‘The Activist’ criticism

Julianne Hough has responded to the backlash about a new reality competition show she’s judging. “The Activist” is a forthcoming CBS series in which six activists from around the world come together “to bring meaningful change to one of three urgent universal causes: health, education and the environment. “The activists will compete in missions, media…

Britney Spears deletes her Instagram, source says ‘it was her decision’
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Britney Spears deletes her Instagram, source says ‘it was her decision’

Britney Spears deleted her Instagram late Tuesday afternoon. The move comes just two days after she announced her engagement to her longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari. CNN has reached out to representatives for Spears for comment. A source close to the singer says that “it was her decision” to delete the account and that it has…

Norm Macdonald, comedian and ‘Saturday Night Live’ alum, dies at 61
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Norm Macdonald, comedian and ‘Saturday Night Live’ alum, dies at 61

Norm Macdonald, a comic who was beloved as anchor of “Saturday Night Live’s” popular “Weekend Update” segments, died Tuesday, according to multiple reports, citing his manager. He was 61. Deadline was the first to report the news. Macdonald had been battling cancer for several years but kept his diagnosis private, his friend and producing partner,…

George Wein, whose Newport Jazz Festival inspired modern music festivals, dies at 95
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George Wein, whose Newport Jazz Festival inspired modern music festivals, dies at 95

Performances at the very first Newport Jazz Festival, the “grandaddy of all music festivals,” took place outside because they had to — there was no venue large enough to hold the thousands of fans clamoring to hear from future legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. George Wein created the Newport Jazz Festival in 1954…

‘Once Upon a Time in Queens’ looks back at the ’86 Mets and the New York of it all
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‘Once Upon a Time in Queens’ looks back at the ’86 Mets and the New York of it all

“Once Upon a Time in Queens” wants to do for baseball and the 1986 Mets what “The Last Dance” did for the NBA and the Chicago Bulls. Yet while it’s a great deal of fun, ESPN’s four-part “30 for 30” docuseries doesn’t quite scale those heights, offering a nostalgic trip back to that miraculous season…

Sam Asghari: Get to know Britney Spears’ fiancé
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Sam Asghari: Get to know Britney Spears’ fiancé

When Sam Asghari needs sound advice, he goes to his sisters. “When I need an honest opinion, I go to my sisters,” he told Men’s Health. “I learned a lot about women from them, and I learned a lot about respecting women.” They must have taught him well because he’s now engaged to Britney Spears,…