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Actor Charlie Sheen: I’m HIV+

This morning actor Charlie Sheen revealed that he is HIV+ during an appearance on the Today Show. “I am here to admit that I am in fact HIV positive,” the 50-year-old actor said. “I have to put a stop to this barrage of attacks and sub-truths and very harmful and mercurial stories that are about me that threaten the health ...

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White House Names Stephen Sondheim & Barbra Streisand As Presidential Medal Of Freedom Honorees

The White House announced today that Stephen Sondheim and Barbra Streisand will be among those honored this year with the Presidential Medal Of Freedom. Via press release: Today, President Barack Obama named seventeen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions ...

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SNL Opens With Message To Paris [VIDEO]

Last night Saturday Night Live opened with a brief, somber, and bilingual message to Paris. Watch below.

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Jennifer Lawrence: Don’t Say “Kim Davis” In My House

Hunger Games and X-Men star Jennifer Lawrence, a Kentucky native, let Vogue know about her low opinion of Kim Davis: The day I am at Lawrence’s house also happens to be the day after the infamous county clerk Kim Davis gets out of jail, where she had been sent for defying a court order requiring her to issue marriage licenses ...

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NEW TRAILER: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Mashable recaps the new, slightly different trailer: One new scene of particular note shows Han Solo handing Rey, Daisy Ridley’s character, an unidentified weapon. “You’re going to need this,” Han says. In another scene, evidently set at a Resistance base, Carrie Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd was seen in a scene around a table with Princess (sorry, General) Leia — scotching ...

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TRAILER: Finding Dory

People recaps: If you can still recite “P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney” off the top of your head, you might want to sit down for this – the first trailer for Finding Dory is finally here! Ellen DeGeneres, who reprises her role from 2003’s Finding Nemo as the forgetful blue tang Dory in the upcoming sequel, released the movie’s ...

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Google Doodle Tribute: Hedy Lamarr [VIDEO]

On what would have been her 101st birthday, today’s Google Doodle pays tribute to Hedy Lamarr, who in addition to being a glamorous legend of the silver screen, co-invented the radio encryption system that would become the basis for GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. The Huffington Post reports: Wanting to help thwart the Nazis during World War II, Lamarr (whose first ...

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TEASER: The Wiz Live!

The A.V. Club sets up the clip: In less than a month, NBC will air its third annual live musical event. But unlike earnest old-fashioned classics The Sound Of Music and Peter Pan, NBC is going slightly more modern for its third outing. The first trailer for The Wiz Live! highlights the show’s contemporary sensibility as Dorothy (Shanice Williams) eases ...

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SNL Takes On Democratic Candidates Forum [VIDEO]

Mediaite recaps: SNL kicked off tonight’s show with a cold open mocking Rachel Maddow‘s Democratic forum and LARRY DAVID IS BACK, PEOPLE! After getting through Martin O’Malley, “Maddow” talked to a laid-back Hillary Clinton and promised her some tough questions––”not actually tough, just MSNBC tough.” But, really, the real star of the segment was David as Bernie Sanders yet again ...

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Donald Trump’s SNL Opening [VIDEO]

Entertainment Weekly recaps: The website DeportRacism.com owes Larry David $5,000. During Donald Trump’s opening monologue on Saturday Night Live, David shouted “Trump’s a racist,” a phrase the political action committee said would net its speaker a cash bounty if spoken during the broadcast. “Trump’s a racist,” David said at the end of Trump’s opening, before adding, “I heard if I ...

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TRAILER: Alice Through The Looking Glass

The Verge recaps the trailer for Tim Burton’s next production: The follow-up to Disney’s dark, live-action take on Alice On Wonderland is due out next spring, and we finally have the first trailer. In Alice Through the Looking Glass, the cast from the 2010 original returns for a new adventure, where Alice (Mia Wasikowska) must venture back into Wonderland to ...

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Jon Stewart Inks Four-Year Deal With HBO

You KNEW he couldn’t stay away, right? NPR reports: Announcing what could be a string of projects from the former host of The Daily Show, HBO says it has reached an exclusive four-year deal with Jon Stewart. In the first phase of the deal, Stewart will produce “short-form digital content,” HBO says. “Appearing on television 22 minutes a night clearly ...

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Widow: Robin Williams Had Dementia

The widow of Robin Williams today disclosed that an autopsy revealed that the late comedian had suffered from a frequently misdiagnosed and rapidly advancing form of dementia. The New York Times reports: “It was not depression that killed Robin,” she told People. “Depression was one of let’s call it 50 symptoms, and it was a small one.” Mrs. Williams gave ...

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TRAILER: Anomalisa

Lots of Oscar buzz for this one. The A.V. Club recaps: Charlie Kaufman’s new, long-in-the-works movie Anomalisa screened at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this fall, where The A.V. Club’s A.A. Dowd saw it and said it lived up to his (admittedly high) expectations. (The word “triumph” was specifically invoked.) Now the first trailer for the film has been ...

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CBS Picks Up New Star Trek Series

Yes, there will be a sixth Star Trek television series. The Wrap reports: A new “Star Trek” TV series will launch on CBS in 2017, the network announced Monday. Alex Kurtzman will serve as executive producer for the new “Star Trek” TV series. Kurtzman co-wrote and produced the blockbuster films “Star Trek” (2009) with Roberto Orci, and “Star Trek Into ...

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Postmodern Jukebox – Give It Away [VIDEO]

In this week’s installment the always inventive Postmodern Jukebox puts a “shagadelic” Swinging 60s spin on the Red Hot Chili Peppers, complete with Austin Powers-inspired dancers. Lots of fun. And stick around for the trombone solo from vocalist Aubrey Logan.

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Adele – Hello [REMIX]

Adele’s new single only came out on Friday and already the clip has over 70M views and the digital single has topped the iTunes chart in over 100 countries. Below is one of what surely be a million remixes.

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A Tribute To Marie’s Crisis [VIDEO]

From the American Theatre Wing comes a tribute to Manhattan’s famed singalong showtune bar. Clip recap: “Welcome to Marie’s Crisis, where showtunes come to die!” Come inside the historic piano bar in the West Village devoted exclusively to showtunes. Erected on the spot Thomas Paine died, Marie’s Crisis Cafe has spent the last four decades as an oasis for the ...

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BROADWAY: Stage Door Hamilton Lip Sync [VIDEO]

Some gay Broadway magic happened on Friday night at the stage door of sold-out smash rap musical Hamilton, where stars of musical theater have been showing up to entertain the crowds lined up in hopes of scoring one of the $10 lottery tickets. Deadline recaps: In this weekend’s edition, cast member Renee Elise Goldsberry lip-synchs the title role (Hamilton creator ...

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Adele – Hello [VIDEO]

Vanity Fair reviews the new track: As she announced she would yesterday, Adele has dropped her first music video in three years. Directed by Canadian auteur Xavier Dolan, “Hello” features mostly lush close-ups of Adele, her co-star Tristan Wilds (The Wire, 90210), and the rain-soaked Montreal landscape. But while the video is intimate, it also has an epic feel to ...

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