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‘Bachelor in Paradise’ makes history with first same-sex engagement

“Bachelor in Paradise” contestants Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty – the franchise’s first same-sex couple – got engaged Tuesday night in a historic finale episode.

Adele files for divorce from husband Simon Konecki

British superstar Adele has filed for divorce from husband Simon Konecki after more than seven years as a couple.

Sam Smith announces new pronouns of ‘they’ and ‘them’

Pop star Sam Smith declares new pronouns ‘they/them’ months after coming out as non-binary

Nicki Minaj tweets that she’s retiring to ‘have my family’

Nicki Minaj announces on Twitter that she ‘decided to retire & have my family,’ but is the chart-topping rapper really hanging up the mic?

Country singer Drake White reveals brain condition

After nearly collapsing onstage recently, country singer Drake White has revealed he has a brain condition that disrupts normal blood flow.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 4:34 p.m.

Hemsworth seeks to divorce Cyrus after 7 months of marriage

Liam Hemsworth is seeking a divorce from Miley Cyrus after seven months of marriage

25th Bond movie gets a title: ‘No Time to Die’

The 25th James Bond movie has a title: “No Time to Die.” Producers announced the moniker Tuesday for the film that has long been referred to simply as “Bond 25.”

Fox reveals how ‘Empire’ will handle Jussie Smollett’s character’s departure in final season

Although it was officially announced that FX’s popular hip-hop series “Empire” was ending its final season, no one really knew how the Lee Daniels-created drama would handle the departure of …

UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 1:27 p.m.

Woodstock 50 is officially canceled

Woodstock 50 is officially canceled. Organizers announced Wednesday that the troubled festival that hit a series of setbacks in the last four months won’t take place next month.

UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

Actor Rutger Hauer, of ‘Blade Runner’ fame, has died at 75

Dutch film actor Rutger Hauer, who specialized in menacing roles, including a memorable turn as a murderous android in “Blade Runner” opposite Harrison Ford, has died. He was 75.

Trump says he’s trying to bring rapper A$AP Rocky home

WASHINGTON – Urged on by the first lady and celebrities including Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, President Donald Trump said Friday he is trying to help free rapper A$AP …

After Nicki Minaj backs out of concert in Saudi Arabia, Janet Jackson, 50 Cent and others join lineup

Despite backlash over Saudi Arabia’s human rights violations, the country’s Jeddah World Fest added several new performers to its concert lineup: Janet Jackson, 50 Cent, Future, Chris Brown and Tyga.

Bradley Whitford and Amy Landecker are hitched

With a nod to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Amy Landecker and Bradley Whitford announce on Instagram they’re married

Sally Field, ‘Sesame Street’ to receive Kennedy Center award

Actress Sally Field and the long-running children’s TV show “Sesame Street” are in the latest class of Kennedy Center Honors recipients.

James Holzhauer to return for ‘Jeopardy!’

James Holzhauer, the professional gambler who became a part of the mainstream media zeitgeist last spring when he became the fourth-highest earning “Jeopardy!” contestant, is set to return to the …

UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 10:58 p.m.

Emmy-winning actor Rip Torn has died at the age of 88

Rip Torn, the free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in theater, television and movies and win an Emmy in his 60s for his comedy …

Singer Rick Springfield cancels November gig in Dominican Republic

Rick Springfield once sang about the “Human Touch” but now he’s taking a hands-off approach and steering clear of the Dominican Republic.

Country rapper Lil Nas X comes out as gay in Pride tweets

“Old Town Road” phenom Lil Nas X made some major allusions on Sunday, leading many to believe that he came out as gay.

‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot enlists Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey

The new angels have landed. All six of them.

Carmen Electra, others sue clubs for using images in ads

Twelve professional models including Carmen Electra and Lucy Pinder are suing five Las Vegas strip clubs, alleging their photos have been used for advertising without permission or payment

Jada Pinkett Smith says she never wanted to marry Will Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith says that she never wanted to marry.

Elba says race talk around Bond casting disappointing

British actor Idris Elba confirms in a Vanity Fair cover article that he will not be the next James Bond

Max Wright, famous for playing good-natured dad on ‘ALF,’ dead at 75

Max Wright, the actor best known for portraying the exasperated yet good-natured father of the Tanner clan on the comedy series “ALF,” has died at the age of 75.

UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 7:24 p.m.

Viola Davis determined to go above and beyond on diversity

NEW YORK – When Viola Davis started her production company nearly a decade ago, she was determined to bring about change in Hollywood with a strategic mandate: Normalize people of …

UPDATED: Sun., June 23, 2019, 6:25 p.m.

Steamy romance novelist Judith Krantz dies at 91

Judith Krantz, whose steamy romance novels engrossed millions, dies at 91.

Michael Jackson’s popularity endures, even after new scandal

As the 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death approaches, the singer’s music and memorabilia have an enduring popularity in spite of new molestation allegations in documentary.

21 Savage donates $25K to Southern Poverty Law Center

Rapper 21 Savage has donated $25,000 to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights group that helped him when he was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement earlier …

Missy Elliott, in tears, gets inducted into Songwriters Hall

Missy Elliott, the creative mastermind who has written hit songs for a number of female acts and created camaraderie among women in the music industry, felt the love back from …

UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 4:57 p.m.

Nick Cannon to host morning show on LA radio station

Nick Cannon will soon be on the radio as he joins Los Angeles hip-hop station Power 106 for the morning show

UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Britney Spears gets gets 5-year restraining order against former manager

A judge has issued a five-year restraining order forbidding Britney Spears’ manager from contacting the singer or her family or making disparaging statements about them online