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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Billboard Magazine reports: Singer Gary Wright, best known for his 1976 soft rock hits “Dream Weaver” and “Love is Alive,” has died at age 80. Wright’s son, Justin, confirmed to Rolling Stone that his father died on Monday at his Palos Verdes Estates home after battling Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia for the past six years. Justin Wright said …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Longtime Price Is Right host Bob Barker had been quietly suffering from Alzheimer’s disease at the time of his death, TMZ reports according to the legendary TV host’s death certificate, which the outlet said cited the disease as the cause. Barker passed away at his Hollywood Hills home on August 26 at the age of 99. Barker …

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Billboard Magazine reports: The Rolling Stones are gearing up for the release of brand new music. On Monday (Sept. 4), the legendary rock band announced the upcoming release of Hackney Diamonds, their first album of original music since 2005’s A Bigger Bang. Full details will be shared during an event in the Hackney district of East London on Wednesday (Sept. …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: MGM and director Emma Seligman’s teen comedy Bottoms broke into the top ten films for the weekend (no. 7) on 715 screens, a major North America expansion from a 10-theater opening last week. An estimated $3 million gross for the three days, and $3.6 million for the four-day Labor Day holiday (PSA $4,206 and $5,019 respectively) means …

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Via press release from the White House: A poet of paradise, Jimmy Buffett was an American music icon who inspired generations to step back and find the joy in life and in one another. His witty, wistful songs celebrate a uniquely American cast of characters and seaside folkways, weaving together an unforgettable musical mix of country, folk, rock, pop, and …

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Variety reports: Are you ready for it? Taylor Swift is here to save movie theaters. Her “Eras Tour” concert film, which opens theatrically on Oct. 13, has already earned a massive $26 million in presale tickets at AMC Theatres. It set a single-day ticket sale record for AMC, besting the benchmark previously held by “Spider-Man: No Way Home” ($16.9 million) …

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Variety reports: Anyone who couldn’t procure tickets for Taylor Swift’s record-breaking stadium tour in the U.S. may be about to have their wounded feelings assuaged, a little — and everyone who did can get primed for some instant nostalgia. A filmed rendering, “Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour,” will hit movie theaters nationwide this fall. It’s far from the kind …

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Deadline reports: While Americans are getting increasingly used to emergency alerts from local police and fire officials, on October 4 at 2:20 p.m. ET they’ll receive something a little different. “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed,” the alert should read. It will be sent to all consumer cell phones in either …

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Billboard Magazine reports: Dolly Parton may be one of the biggest country stars in history, but outside of performing, the “Jolene” singer is also a devoted pet owner. Her love for animals (especially her French bulldog Billy the Kid) prompted the artist to launch her very own Doggy Parton pet brand, which is now available at Petco. In case you …

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Billboard Magazine reports: Alice Cooper‘s new makeup products, released in collaboration with Vampyre Cosmetics, have been dropped from the cosmetics brand’s website in light of the rock singer’s recent anti-trans comments. Vampyre Cosmetics is described as a “women and LGBT+ owned” company on the “About Us” page. “I mean, if you identify as a tree … I’m going, ‘Come on! …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Summer may be drawing to a close, but the blockbusters of the season are still basking in box office glory. To wit: Greta Gerwig’s Barbie is poised to become the highest-grossing Warner Bros movie of all time globally on Monday. Through today, the worldwide estimate is $1.34B, meaning just $1M separates it from Harry Potter and the …

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Deadline reports: Kissing player Jenni Hermoso on the lips after Spain’s victory in the Women’s World Cup may cost .Spanish soccer federation president Luis Rubiales his job. On Saturday, FIFA suspended Rubiales while its disciplinary committee investigates his conduct at the Women’s World Cup final. The move comes after Rubiales refused to resign, despite intense pressure from the Spanish government, …

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Variety reports: Oliver Anthony, the country-folk singer behind this year’s most surprising No. 1 hit “Rich Men North of Richmond,” delivered a message to fans in a teary-eyed, 10-minute video posted to YouTube. In the video, Anthony addressed his viral song’s mention at Wednesday’s GOP debate. Moderator Martha MacCallum opened the debate by asking Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis why he …

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Variety reports: This “Barbie” is officially the highest-grossing movie of the year in North America. Greta Gerwig’s fantasy-comedy, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, has generated $575.4 million at the domestic box office, overtaking the previous champion, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” which has collected $574 million domestically. “Barbie” has grossed $1.3 billion globally and will soon surpass “Mario” (with …

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Billboard Magazine reports: Oliver Anthony Music is the king of country right now, and it would appear that he’s using his fresh platform to bring people together. But some of his early supporters are hitting back at his calls for unity and diversity. “We are the melting pot of the world,” he says in the interview, which took place at …

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Variety reports: Netflix has released the official trailer for Part 1 of Zack Snyder’s sci-fi epic “Rebel Moon,” titled “A Child of Fire,” coming to the streamer on Dec. 22, 2023. Part 2, titled “The Scargiver,” will arrive on April 19, 2024. The film follows an enigmatic young woman (played by Sofia Boutella) who must search for fighters who can …

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Variety reports: Oliver Anthony’s viral breakout hit “Rich Men North of Richmond” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making the singer-songwriter the first artist ever to notch the achievement with no prior chart history in any form. He is the sixth artist in Billboard chart history to debut a first solo Hot 100 entry at No. …

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The Hollywood Reporter reports: Paul Feig took to social media to remember his friend Laura Ann Carleton, who was shot and killed after engaging in an argument with a man about the Pride flag she had on display outside of her store. “Our wonderful friend Lauri Carlton (seen in this picture) was murdered yesterday in her store @magpi_shop in Lake …

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Variety reports: As Hurricane Hilary nears landfall in Los Angeles, weekend events from concerts to sports games are being postponed until further notice. The L.A. Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake MLS match has been moved from Sunday, Aug. 20, to Oct. 14. MLS will honor all tickets purchased for Sunday as access to the October game. Los Angeles Football Club …

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Deadline reports: Don Lemon made his first extended comments since he was fired from CNN, telling podcast host Kara Swisher that he feels “vindicated” following the exit of CNN leadership after his departure. Lemon was let go from the network’s morning show in April. But in June, CNN boss Chris Licht himself was shown the door, following the publication of …

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