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All signs look good for ‘Mucho Mucho Amor,’ Netflix’s fond look back at Walter Mercado

All signs look good for ‘Mucho Mucho Amor,’ Netflix’s fond look back at Walter Mercado

Having enjoyed success with documentaries about eccentric characters (“Tiger King,” anyone?), the stars bode well for Netflix’s “Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado,” an affectionate look at the eccentric astrologer who gained a huge TV following before his career abruptly fell victim to a familiar Hollywood story. Raised in Puerto Rico, Mercado started…

Comedian Rickey Smiley’s 19-year-old daughter shot multiple times

Comedian Rickey Smiley’s 19-year-old daughter shot multiple times

The 19-year-old daughter of comedian and syndicated radio host Rickey Smiley is currently recovering after being shot during an alleged road rage incident. Smiley posted an emotional video Monday in which he said his daughter, Aaryn, was one of a group of people wounded in Houston over the July 4th weekend. “I’m so mad right…

Lin-Manuel Miranda responds to ‘Hamilton’ slavery criticism

Lin-Manuel Miranda responds to ‘Hamilton’ slavery criticism

Disney+ has scored a hit with the filmed version of “Hamilton,” but that success has renewed discussion about how the musical deals with the slaveholders it portrays. While it boasts a diverse cast including creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda who is of Puerto Rican descent, “Hamilton” has been criticized by those who believe it doesn’t…

Pharrell Williams is producing a gospel docuseries for Netflix

Pharrell Williams is producing a gospel docuseries for Netflix

Pharrell Williams has a lot to be happy about these days The singer has teamed up with Netflix for an upcoming docuseries, “Voices of Fire,” about finding talent in the gospel choirs of his hometown of Hampton Roads, Virginia. The show will follow Pharrell’s uncle, Bishop Ezekiel Williams, on their quest. The singer announced the…

Amanda Kloots took us on a journey of hope for Nick Cordero

Amanda Kloots took us on a journey of hope for Nick Cordero

Amanda Kloots loves Nick Cordero so much that it was hard for others not to love him as well. Throughout the three months he was hospitalized with Covid-19 complications, thousands who had never even met the Broadway actor or saw him on stage posted encouraging messages and videos on social media, singing songs he performed…

Matthew McConaughey tells fans to ‘wear the damn mask’ in new video

Matthew McConaughey tells fans to ‘wear the damn mask’ in new video

Matthew McConaughey got straight to the point in a new video posted on social media over the weekend. The actor told fans that he understood that the country is going through “some growing pains” but that “growing pains are a good thing, because how the hell else are we going to grow up?” He went…

General Lee car from ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ not moving, museum says

General Lee car from ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ not moving, museum says

Just a good ole boy, never meaning no harm. That appears to be the way an Illinois car museum views the car made famous by the popular “Dukes of Hazzard” TV series. The car used during the first season of the CBS series, which ran from 1979 to 1985, currently resides at the Volo Auto…

Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan quits rock band over ‘personal issues’

Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan quits rock band over ‘personal issues’

Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan has quit the band over “personal issues.” The British rock group — formed in 1997 in the English city of Leicester — announced the 39-year-old musician’s sudden departure on Monday in a statement posted to its social media channels. “Tom Meighan is stepping down from Kasabian by mutual consent,” the statement…

Dalai Lama marks his 85th birthday with his first ever album release

Dalai Lama marks his 85th birthday with his first ever album release

The 14th Dalai Lama is marking his 85th birthday by releasing his first ever album. The Tibetan spiritual leader, who celebrates the milestone Monday, hopes “Inner World” — an album of mantras and Buddhist teachings — will provide some tranquility amid the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic and global protests sparked by the death of…

Nick Cordero, Broadway actor, dies at 41 after battle with Covid-19

Nick Cordero, Broadway actor, dies at 41 after battle with Covid-19

Nick Cordero, a Broadway actor who had admirers across the world rallying for his recovery, has died after a battle with Covid-19, according to his wife, Amanda Kloots. He was 41. “God has another angel in heaven now,” Kloots posted on her official Instagram account Sunday night. “My darling husband passed away this morning. He…

Brie Larson reveals some major roles she lost out on

Brie Larson reveals some major roles she lost out on

Before she was “Captain Marvel,” Brie Larson says she missed out on some big movies. She auditioned but was not cast for a role in a “Star Wars” movie, along with starring roles in “The Hunger Games” and “Terminator: Genisys,” she revealed on her new YouTube channel on Thursday. “I auditioned for ‘Star Wars,’” Larson…

‘Hamilton’ — 4 things to know in honor of July 4th

‘Hamilton’ — 4 things to know in honor of July 4th

You now have more than one “shot.” By now, most people have heard of the Tony Award-winning musical “Hamilton,” which centers on Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. And it used to be super-difficult — and often super-expensive — to see the Broadway production. But thanks to Disney+, you can now not only sing along, but also…

‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’ highlights the civil rights icon’s remarkable life

‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’ highlights the civil rights icon’s remarkable life

“John Lewis: Good Trouble” derives its title from a favorite saying of the civil-rights icon and longtime congressman, but “Being John Lewis” — and witnessing the effect he has on those who meet him — might be equally apt. A fitting if slightly disjointed tribute, the CNN Films documentary is somehow both timely and timeless…

Bonnie Pointer, founding member of The Pointer Sisters, dead at 69

Bonnie Pointer, founding member of The Pointer Sisters, dead at 69

Bonnie Pointer, one of the founding members of the group The Pointer Sisters, died Monday, according to her sister, Anita Pointer She was 69. “Our family is devastated, on behalf of my siblings and I and the entire Pointer family, we ask for your prayers at this time,” Anita Pointer said in a statement to…

Roger Ailes leaves Fox News

Roger Ailes leaves Fox News

By Brian Stelter, cnn Fox News chief Roger Ailes has resigned from the network following sexual harassment allegations, 21st Century Fox confirmed Thursday. Ailes’ departure is effective immediately and Rupert Murdoch himself is now the cable news channel’s chairman and acting CEO. Ailes said in a letter to Murdoch, “I am proud of our accomplishments…

Americans drink more when merry, polls shows

Americans drink more when merry, polls shows

By Lauren Booker,¬†Special to CNN (CHICAGO)¬†As countless revelers will prove on St. Patrick’s Day, drinking and being merry go hand in hand. Now a poll is backing up that truism. The Harris survey found that Americans who are 21 and older more often choose to drink alcohol during good times instead of when facing a…