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Celebrities Join in Excitement Over 2016 Olympics
Like many others in the U.S., celebrities are getting into the competitive spirit with the official opening of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro last night. Here's who we spotted celebrating their red, white and blue. Gisele Bundchen The super model, who participated in the opening ceremony by
Review: Brian Wilson's New Album Shows He's 'Still Riding a Peak'
This week Brian Wilson is joined by an all-star band on a new live set, one-time “ American Idol ” winner Fantasia releases her fifth album, punk icons The Descendents make a triumphant return, tragic British band Viola Beach’s debut album is released, country singer Jake Owen sings about “American
Single Mom Screams in Surprise at VIP Ticket From Kids to See Keith Urban
A New York woman who raised her two children as a single mom got the surprise of her life when her kids splurged on a VIP ticket so she could meet her favorite musician, Keith Urban . Video of Betty Mate, 69, opening the birthday gift from her son, Jonathan, and daughter, Monique, shows the
Emmy Nominations 2016: A Complete List
The 68th Emmy Nominations are in and as expected, “House of Cards,” “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “Black-ish” and “Game of Thrones” led the way. Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright took home nominations, as usual for “Cards,” while Cuba Gooding Jr., Courtney B. Vance and Sarah
The Spice Girls' 'Wannabe' Turns 20: Looking Back on the Song, Band and More
Twenty years ago today, July 8, 1996, the Spice Girls "zig-a-zig-ah'd" their way into pop music history when they released their debut single, "Wannabe" in the U.K. and other countries around the world. While the single, which promoted female friendship over romance, didn't reach the U.S. until
Blink-182, Maxwell, Bat For Lashes and More Music Reviews
This week the members of Blink-182 return with a new lineup, Maxwell drops his first new album in seven years, Bat For Lashes releases a concept album, pop-band American Authors release a new record and we listen to the new offering from Canadian, reggae-influenced band Magic! Blink-182’s
Which famous fans follow the top 25 teams?
With Mark Schlabach's most recent Way-Too-Early Top 25 rankings as our guide, we have ranked everything from the weakest position groups to the most likely future presidential candidates. This week, football meets Hollywood. Who are the top celebrity fans for the top 25 teams? 1. Alabama Crimson
Qualifying for Rio is no laughing matter for Olympic boxer and comedian Cam F. Awesome
A heavyweight boxer, a vegan and a standup comedian walk into a bar No, wait. Technically, it isn't a bar, it is a comedy club. And it's located in a Reno casino where the U.S. Olympic men's boxing trials are being held this week in December. And the heavyweight boxer, the vegan and the comedian
Simon Cowell Says Having a Baby Changed His TV Judging Style
Simon Cowell made a name for himself on American TV thanks to his no-holds-barred judging style on some of our favorite shows. Still, the former " American Idol " judge said thanks to his 2-year-old son he's softened up. Cowell told People magazine that "there's no question when you actually have a
Cyndi Lauper, Keith Urban, James Blake and More Music Reviews
This week Cyndi Lauper releases a country record, Keith Urban goes further into pop territory, James Blake issues a sprawling, experimental set, Mary Chapin Carpenter releases her 14th album and ANOHNI (formally Antony of Antony and The Johnsons) releases a politically-charged electro-hued set.