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Oscar nominations 2019: Full list by category

Oscar nominations 2019: Full list by category

The nominees for the 91st Academy Awards were revealed Tuesday morning. “Roma,” a Netflix film that looks back at director Alfonso CuarĂ³n’s youth in Mexico, and “The Favourite,” a period dramedy with an all-star cast, tied for most nominations with ten each. “Black Panther” made history as the first superhero film to ever be nominated…MORE

Donald Trump nominated for a Razzie

Donald Trump nominated for a Razzie

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are now Razzie nominees. The Golden Raspberry Awards, as the show is known in full, honors the year’s worst films. The Trumps were nominated for their screen time in the conservative political documentary from Dinesh D’Souza, “Death of a Nation: Can We Save America a Second Time?”…MORE

Cardi B and Tomi Lahren are feuding over the government shutdown

Cardi B and Tomi Lahren are feuding over the government shutdown

2019 is already weird. Cardi B and conservative commentator Tomi Lahren are taking shots at each other on Twitter over the government shutdown and the border wall. It started when the Bronx rapper posted an expletive-laden video on Instagram dragging President Donald Trump over his administration’s decision to order furloughed employees back to work without…MORE

Sarah Paulson, thriller queen, is actually a scaredy cat

Sarah Paulson, thriller queen, is actually a scaredy cat

From “American Horror Story” and “Bird Box” to most recently “Glass,” Sarah Paulson has become the reigning queen of the thriller genre — kind of by accident. “I really fell into it and the irony is not lost on me because I am the biggest scaredy cat you’ve ever met,” Paulson told CNN in a…MORE

Pete Davidson jokes about his suicide threat in ‘SNL’ return

Pete Davidson jokes about his suicide threat in ‘SNL’ return

“Saturday Night Live” comedian Pete Davidson joked about his troubling Instagram post that led to a police wellness check as part of a “Weekend Update” segment late Saturday night. The segment focused on Davidson and comedian John Mulaney mocking the absurdity of the Clint Eastwood movie “The Mule.” “I’ve been spending time with Pete to…MORE

‘Ted Bundy Tapes,’ ‘Robert Durst’ add to TV’s ‘celebrity’ monsters

‘Ted Bundy Tapes,’ ‘Robert Durst’ add to TV’s ‘celebrity’ monsters

The appetite for true-crime programming has created a bit of a logjam, to the point where coverage of notorious murderers and serial killers is beginning to recycle. The question is whether the sheer volume of coverage risks somehow romanticizing these infamous figures. The current week brings documentary-style projects devoted to a pair of high-profile cases:…MORE

Oscars could benefit from power of ‘Black Panther’

Oscars could benefit from power of ‘Black Panther’

Can “Black Panther” and Lady Gaga help save the Oscars? The build-up to the Oscars has been a mess, after a ratings decline in 2018 that left organizers scrambling for possible solutions. But Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members could help out their beleaguered producers Tuesday by nominating more high-profile films that might…MORE

Ariana Grande drops ‘7 rings’

Ariana Grande drops ‘7 rings’

Ariana Grande makes one thing clear in her latest single: She doesn’t need a man. The singer has been on a roll recently, dropping hit after hit. It appears she may have done it again. Grande released “7 rings” on Friday, along with a music video for the song that had amassed more than 12…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

Alec Baldwin pleads guilty to harassment in parking spot dispute

Alec Baldwin pleads guilty to harassment in parking spot dispute

Alec Baldwin pleaded guilty Wednesday to a violation of harassment in connection with a dispute last year over a parking spot, according to a Manhattan district attorney’s office spokeswoman. The actor pleaded guilty to a violation of harassment in the second degree with a conditional discharge and participation in a short-term anger management program, said…

Taraji P. Henson clarifies R. Kelly stance

Taraji P. Henson clarifies R. Kelly stance

Taraji P. Henson is speaking out after critics suggested she supports embattled singer R. Kelly. The “Empire” star faced backlash Tuesday for a now deleted Instagram story in which she compared protests against Kelly to those against disgraced former producer Harvey Weinstein. The recent Lifetime docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly,” which chronicles allegations of abuse, predatory…

James Gandolfini’s son cast to play young Tony Soprano

James Gandolfini’s son cast to play young Tony Soprano

A planned movie prequel to “The Sopranos” TV series is keeping it in the family. According to Deadline, Michael Gandolfini will play young Tony Soprano, the role that made his late father, James Gandolfini, famous. “The Many Saints of Newark” will explore the life of the young mobster in the 1960s. The feature script was…

Comedian and co-creator of ‘Rel’ Kevin Barnett dies at 32

Comedian and co-creator of ‘Rel’ Kevin Barnett dies at 32

Comedian and writer Kevin Barnett has died, according to a statement from Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment. Barnett, 32, co-created the TV comedy series “Rel” on Fox — with fellow comedians Lil Rel Howery and Josh Rabinowitz — which premiered a few months ago and stars Howery. Fox Entertainment released a statement: “Our…