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Colin Kaepernick to release memoir through his own new publishing company

Colin Kaepernick is touching down in a new arena. The NFL quarterback and activist announced Thursday that he will release an autobiography this year through his own publishing company, Kaepernick …

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira vow ‘empowering’ halftime show

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira said Thursday their upcoming Super Bowl halftime show will pay homage to Latin culture, promising a joint performance that has an empowering message and also one …

Chris Rock was ‘shocked’ to land the lead role in ‘Fargo’

Fans of FX’s quirky dramedy “Fargo” might believe Chris Rock starring in the latest installment is a bit bizarre. Rock would agree with them.

Lilly Singh hopes questions about women in late-night TV won’t ‘exist anymore’

Lilly Singh isn’t yet tired of being asked how it feels to be one of the only women hosting a late-night comedy show. But she’s a bit tired of feeling …

Star trio from ‘Knots Landing’ keep one another in stitches

Longtime pals Joan Van Ark, Michele Lee and Donna Mills are ready for an onscreen reunion to mark the 40th anniversary of “Knots Landing.”

Amber Tamblyn stresses the importance of turning rage into action

Part memoir, part call to arms, the collection of essays functions as an exploration of Tamblyn’s feminist evolution and an exhortation against systemic sexism and misogyny.

John Mayer launches foundation focused on veterans

The Grammy-winning singer on Friday announced The Heart and Armor Foundation, which plans to focus on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and meeting the emerging needs of women veterans.

Adam Levine says he expected controversy surrounding Maroon 5’s Super Bowl halftime performance

Maroon 5’s performance comes amid calls for Maroon 5 to back out of the gig out of support for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began protests of …

Star of the upcoming “The Sopranos” prequel reveals details

Alessandro Nivola talked to The Associated Press about the project on the red carpet Wednesday before a panel discussion led by creator David Chase to celebrate the 20th anniversary of …

‘The Notebook’ is Broadway-bound with musical adaptation

Ladies and gentlemen, start your weeping. “The Notebook,” Nicholas Sparks’ beloved romance novel, is getting a Broadway adaptation, with music and lyrics by singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson.

Cybill Shepherd says Les Moonves thwarted her hit ’90s sitcom after she rejected his advances

Actress Cybill Shepherd is now the highest-profile stars to denounce the disgraced mogul, who has been accused by multiple women of decades of sexual misconduct and was ousted from CBS …

Country queen Loretta Lynn on all-female CMT lineup: ‘It’s about dadgum time that we recognize women’

Country music icon Loretta Lynn thinks it’s about dang time that women get their due.

Celebs turn out to help Rihanna’s Diamond Ball shine bright

Rihanna’s Diamond Ball shined in its fourth year and continued to make a name as one of the industry’s white-hot and must-attend parties – all while raising money for charity.

Everything’s connecting right now for ‘SNL’s’ Melissa Villaseñor

Growing up, Melissa Villaseñor was, in her words, “the shy kid.” Finding her own voice at an all-girls Catholic high school in Southern California proved tricky, so she tried borrowing …

The Gottis made sure the Travoltas were well fed for ‘Gotti’

John Travolta and Kelly Preston didn’t just receive the Gotti family’s blessing to make a biopic about the late, infamous crime boss, they also were fed well, in true Italian …

Smithsonian exhibit highlights mega star Oprah Winfrey

“Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture” chronicles the social events in the United States from Winfrey’s birth in 1954 through her childhood and her rise in media …

Julia Louis-Dreyfus to receive the 2018 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of the most decorated actors in television history. She holds the record for the most Emmys ever won by a single performer – 11 total, six …

Janelle Monae says she identifies as pansexual

Janelle Monae is letting the rumors be true. The “Pynk” singer opened up about her sexual orientation in the new Rolling Stone cover story, the first time she’s discussed her …

Nimesh Patel’s comedy chops are impressing ‘Saturday Night Live’ – and his parents

“I wanted Bobby Jindal to win for like two minutes,” Nimesh Patel joked at New York’s Comedy Cellar during the 2016 election season. “Not because I believe in his politics, …

Ellen DeGeneres gets her game on in new prime-time show

NBC’s new prime-time game show, which begins its regular run at 8 p.m. Tuesday after a December sneak peek, subjects its contestants to measured torments that delight host and executive …

’Veep’ production postponed during Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ cancer treatment

Production on the seventh and final season of HBO’s “Veep” has been postponed while its star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, undergoes treatment for breast cancer.

Pamela Adlon found a niche in Hollywood on her own terms

Pamela Adlon jokes that she knew she wasn’t going to take home an Emmy Award by her seating placement at this year’s show.

Judith Light remembers late manager after Emmy nomination

Judith Light’s third Primetime Emmy nomination came Thursday morning, but not without a pang of grief.

UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017

Like his ‘Veep’ character, Reid Scott has been fired – a lot

Reid Scott says he can relate to Dan Egan, the character he plays on HBO’s “Veep” – a cocky, selfish political insider who gets fired as much as he’s hired.

Lorde is back with ‘Green Light’ – and heartbreak never sounded this great

After a week of teasing, Lorde is officially back. On Thursday, the “Royals” singer debuted her single “Green Light,” along with its accompanying music video.

Ed Sheeran is ‘absolutely buzzing’ to be back

Ed Sheeran’s absence last year – following the huge success of his 2014 album, “x” – cleared a lane for the ascent of Shawn Mendes, an avowed Sheeran nut who …

Ben Affleck hints Trump win emboldens other celeb candidates: ‘I became qualified to run for president“

OK, we knew this would happen. Politically-minded folks in the entertainment biz surely would look at reality-show star turned President-elect Donald Trump’s improbable ascendancy to the highest office in the …

Celebrity focus: John Paul White finds peace at home after Civil Wars breakup

When singer-songwriter John Paul White returned home to Alabama after the breakup of the duo Civil Wars, his mind and schedule were blissfully clear.

Celebrity Focus: DJ Mustard on the beat, and all over the pop charts

ATLANTA – DJ Mustard is living the dream: He’s produced a number of pop hits in the last two years, performs regularly at popular festivals, holds a monthly residency in …

Celebrity focus: Jaime King aims to inspire with gender-bending kids’ clothes

Jaime King believes lessons about tolerance should start young.