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Chris Rock recalls the final time he saw Chris Farley

Chris Rock recalls the final time he saw Chris Farley

Comedians Chris Rock and Chris Farley were great friends in their seven years together on “Saturday Night Live” in the 90s. In a new interview with Esquire, Rock says that before Farley died of an overdose in December 1997, he knew his friend didn’t have long to live. Rock told the story behind an old…MORE

Phylicia Rashad appointed dean of fine arts at Howard University

Phylicia Rashad appointed dean of fine arts at Howard University

Howard University announced Wednesday that alunma Phylicia Rashad has been appointed dean of the recently reestablished College of Fine Arts. The “This Is Us” star will begin her role on July 1 and report to Provost Anthony K. Wutoh. “It is a privilege to serve in this capacity and to work with the Howard University…MORE

Ellen DeGeneres plans to end her talk show in 2022

Ellen DeGeneres plans to end her talk show in 2022

Ellen DeGeneres tells The Hollywood Reporter that she plans to end her long-running daytime talk show in 2022. “When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged — and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore,” DeGeneres told THR in an interview…MORE

‘Legends of the Hidden Temple’ is getting a reboot for adults

“Legends of the Hidden Temple” is getting a reboot for adults. The CW saved the show after it was initially planned for Quibi, which is no longer. The network announced the news on Tuesday, saying the Nickelodeon kids competition show would be getting a “supersized, adult” upgrade. Some original parts of the show will remain…MORE

‘Bachelorette’s’ Kaitlyn Bristowe engaged to Jason Tartick

‘Bachelorette’s’ Kaitlyn Bristowe engaged to Jason Tartick

Two members of Bachelor Nation found love off the show. Season 11 “Bachlorette” star Kaitlyn Bristowe is now engaged to season 14 contestant Jason Tartick. Tartick shared video on his verified TikTok account of his surprise proposal to Bristowe during filming of Bristowe’s “Off the Vine” podcast. Bristowe screamed and of course said yes. Tartick…MORE

Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo met at the BRIT Awards

Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo met at the BRIT Awards

Pop star Olivia Rodrigo performed at the 2021 BRIT Awards Tuesday night, but likely even more exciting to her was meeting her idol, Taylor Swift. The two have communicated over social media, with Rodrigo rocking out to “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” and Swift referring to Rodrigo as her “baby” on Instagram. They finally met in person…MORE

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2021 inductees are….

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2021 inductees are….

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame revealed its 2021 inductees on Wednesday, marking the most diverse group by musical genre in the organization’s history. To be eligible for induction into the Hall of Fame, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year…MORE

Brit Awards 2021: See the full list of winners

Brit Awards 2021: See the full list of winners

The 2021 Brit Awards were a celebration of all things music. From Taylor Swift’s history-making Global Icon award to stellar performances from people such as Dua Lipa, the night was packed with fun. British comedian Jack Whitehall presided over the evening, which included the following winners: British Male AJ Tracey Headie One J Hus —…MORE

Broadway shows ‘Lion King,’ ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Wicked’ set reopening dates

Broadway shows ‘Lion King,’ ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Wicked’ set reopening dates

Broadway will be back. Hit musicals “Hamilton,” “Wicked” and “The Lion King” have announced they will return to the stage on Sept. 14. The news was announced Tuesday on “Good Morning America” by cast members Alexandra Billings, who plays Madame Morrible in “Wicked,” Krystal Joy Brown, who plays Eliza in “Hamilton,” and L. Steven Taylor,…MORE