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‘The Blacklist’ bids farewell to star Megan Boone with another irritating twist

If you became impatient with “The Blacklist” and stopped watching it, after the eighth-season finale — which wrote out the character of Elizabeth Keen, played by Megan Boone, with yet another irritating twist — give yourself permission to quit all over again. The second-to-last episode offering a gauzy black-and-white trip through Keen’s personal history, which…

Loki might be a hedonist, but so far ‘Loki’ remains a bit of a bore

Loki might be a hedonist, but so far ‘Loki’ remains a bit of a bore

The Marvel/Disney+ strategy of slowly building stories is becoming a bit of a bore with the third episode of “Loki,” a protracted escape scenario that gave fans lots of time to luxuriate in the title character — and his new variant — while doing precious little to advance the overarching plot. The episode formally introduced…

Drake Bell pleads guilty to attempted endangering of children

Drake Bell pleads guilty to attempted endangering of children

Actor Drake Bell, best known for the Nickelodeon sitcom “Drake & Josh,” pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of attempted endangering of children and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, according to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office in Ohio. Bell previously had pleaded not guilty. The charges stemmed from incidents in Cleveland in 2017, court records show.…

The new ‘Suicide Squad’ trailer has dropped

The new ‘Suicide Squad’ trailer has dropped

The latest trailer for “The Suicide Squad” is here, thanks to some cast members who released it a little early, according to director James Gunn. The trailer features the squad being recruited by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) on a mission to destroy a Nazi-era prison and fighting Starro, a telepathic starfish. Gunn’s version of DC…

Elton John announces final ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour dates

Elton John announces final ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour dates

Elton John has announced a final tour called “Farewell Yellow Brick Road,” three and a half years after his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour.” “The shows that I announce today will be my final tour dates ever in North America and Europe. I’m going to go out in the biggest possible way, performing…

Michael B. Jordan apologizes after new rum venture is accused of cultural appropriation

Michael B. Jordan apologizes after new rum venture is accused of cultural appropriation

Michael B. Jordan has issued an apology regarding his new liquor brand following some high-profile complaints. The “Creed” actor recently launched a line of rum called called J’Ouvert, joining the many celebs who have gotten into the spirits industry. But the name quickly drew complaints of cultural appropriation because it reportedly refers to both the…

‘Karen’ trailer sets off complaints of copying ‘Get Out’

‘Karen’ trailer sets off complaints of copying ‘Get Out’

A “Karen” once again has the internet upset. The trailer for the BET thriller starring Taryn Manning, Cory Hardrict and Jasmine Burke has set Twitter abuzz. According to IMDB.com the movie, written and directed by Coke Daniels, is about “A racist, entitled white woman in the South (who) terrorizes her new Black neighbors.” Thanks to…

Vin Diesel explains that beef with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

Vin Diesel explains that beef with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

That highly publicized feud between Vin Diesel and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson a few years ago? Chalk it all up to “tough love.” In an interview with Men’s Health, Diesel offered up his explanation as to why he and his former “Fast & Furious” franchise co-star had a falling out, something Johnson had addressed publicly…

Sharon Stone thinks there’s more to Hollywood than Meryl Streep

Sharon Stone thinks there’s more to Hollywood than Meryl Streep

Sharon Stone has opened up about the “iconography” associated with Meryl Streep, adding that she feels she is a “much better” screen villain than the three-time Oscar-winner. In an interview with the website Zoomer, Stone was asked a question about “finally” getting to work with Streep, whom she starred alongside in the 2019 film “The…

A look back at Britney Spears’ conservatorship

A look back at Britney Spears’ conservatorship

The world may hear from Britney Spears regarding her court-ordered conservatorship in a hearing on Wednesday. Spears has yet to address the court since her court-appointed attorney, Samuel Ingham III, filed to suspend her father Jamie Spears as the conservator of her estimated $60 million estate last year. The elder Spears had been the conservator…

Rachel Zegler to play Snow White in Disney live-action film

Rachel Zegler to play Snow White in Disney live-action film

Rachel Zegler is going from the West Side to Disney. Zegler, who will make her feature film debut in December in the long-awaited Steven Spielberg-directed “West Side Story,” has been cast to play iconic Disney princess Snow White in an upcoming live-action reimagining of the story, Disney confirmed to CNN. “Rachel’s extraordinary vocal abilities are…

Pete Davidson has ‘no idea’ if he’ll be back on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Pete Davidson has ‘no idea’ if he’ll be back on ‘Saturday Night Live’

But what about Chad? Pete Davidson says he doesn’t know if he’ll be returning to “Saturday Night Live” in the fall. The comedian appeared on “Gold Derby,” where he addressed speculation that he would not be back next season. “Speaking for myself, I don’t know what the plan is,” he said. “Everything is kind of…

Lorde talks about her new album on ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’

Lorde talks about her new album on ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’

Lorde appeared on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” Monday, where she discussed her new album “Solar Power,” which drops August 20. The singer revealed that the new album’s artwork, which Colbert said he was not allowed to show, was shot by a friend. “My friend just took it,” Lorde said. “It was just me…

Emmys will now allow winners to remove gender-specific terms from statues

Emmys will now allow winners to remove gender-specific terms from statues

The Emmy Awards will allow “Actress” and “Actor” winners to be called “Performers,” the Television Academy has announced. According to the official Emmys website: “No performer category titled ‘Actor’ or ‘Actress’ has ever had a gender requirement for submissions. Now, nominees and (or) winners in any performer category titled ‘Actor’ or ‘Actress’ may request that…

Billie Eilish apologizes after video surfaces of singer mouthing racial slur

Billie Eilish apologizes after video surfaces of singer mouthing racial slur

Superstar singer Billie Eilish has apologized after a video surfaced of her apparently mouthing along to a song as an anti-Asian racial slur is used. Seven-time Grammy winner Eilish posted a statement on her Instagram Stories Monday addressing the edited compilation of videos, which was widely circulated earlier this month. In one clip, Eilish mouthed…

Avril Lavigne partners with real-life ‘Sk8er boi’ Tony Hawk in TikTok debut

Avril Lavigne partners with real-life ‘Sk8er boi’ Tony Hawk in TikTok debut

Avril Lavigne has joined forces with a true “Sk8er Boi” legend to mark her TikTok debut. In a video posted to her social media account Monday, the Canadian songstress is lip-syncing her way through the 2002 hit. Set against a sunny beach backdrop, Lavigne is dressed in black shorts and a T-shirt, complete with a…

‘Ted Lasso’ season 2 trailer introduces us to Led Tasso

‘Ted Lasso’ season 2 trailer introduces us to Led Tasso

The lads from Richmond have an uphill battle to climb in season 2 of Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso,” but Ted might know someone who can maybe whip them into shape … Led Tasso. His apparent meaner alter ego makes only a brief appearance in the trailer released Monday, but it could be a preview of…

Foo Fighters play first capacity Madison Square Garden show since Covid

Foo Fighters play first capacity Madison Square Garden show since Covid

The Foo Fighters rocked Madison Square Garden on Sunday night, with unexpected guest Dave Chappelle. It was The Garden’s first concert since the coronavirus pandemic shuttered venues in New York City in March 2020. The band and frontman Dave Grohl kicked off the show with “Times Like These,” with cheers from the crowd. They launched…

George Clooney, Kerry Washington, Don Cheadle and more back Los Angeles high school aimed at making Hollywood more inclusive

George Clooney, Kerry Washington, Don Cheadle and more back Los Angeles high school aimed at making Hollywood more inclusive

George Clooney, Kerry Washington, Don Cheadle and more stars hope to make Hollywood more inclusive by exposing students to entertainment industry jobs during high school. The industry veterans are backing a magnet program in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) where curriculum will center around film and television production. The academy will…

‘Rick and Morty’ Season 5 premieres

‘Rick and Morty’ Season 5 premieres

One year after Season 4, “Rick and Morty” is back with Season 5. Rick’s nemesis Mr. Nimbus has returned in “Mort Dinner Rick Andre,” a take on “My Dinner With Andre.” Morty had crash-landed Rick’s ship in the ocean, and Mr. Nimbus comes over in an attempt to make peace. Instead, Rick spends the show…

Brendan Fraser looks different after playing a 600-pound man

Brendan Fraser looks different after playing a 600-pound man

Brendan Fraser made a rare appearance over the weekend and it got the internet talking. The 52-year-old actor appeared on the red carpet for his latest film, “No Sudden Move,” which was directed by Steven Soderbergh and costars Benicio del Toro, Jon Hamm and Don Cheadle. Naturally Fraser doesn’t look the same as he did…