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Sam Smith’s preferred gender pronouns are they/them

Sam Smith’s preferred gender pronouns are they/them

Sam Smith identifies as genderqueer and non-binary, and the singer took to Instagram Friday to clarify their preferred prounouns. “Today is a good day so here goes. I’ve decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM after a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am,…MORE

Lily Allen says speaking out about being sexually assaulted damaged her career

Lily Allen says speaking out about being sexually assaulted damaged her career

Lily Allen has said speaking out about being sexually assaulted has damaged her music career. The British singer alleged she was assaulted in 2016 by a music industry executive in her 2018 autobiography “My Thoughts Exactly.” Speaking on the BBC podcast “The Next Episode,” released Friday, she said: “I do feel like my career has…MORE

Alexander Skarsgard to play Randall Flagg in ‘The Stand’

Alexander Skarsgard to play Randall Flagg in ‘The Stand’

CBS All Access has shed some light on the role of The Dark Man, confirming to CNN on Friday that “Big Little Lies” alum Alexander Skarsgard will play the villainous Randall Flagg in its limited series adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Stand.” The horror-fantasy novel, which was released in 1978, is set in an apocalyptic…MORE

Eddie Money, ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ singer, dead at 70

Eddie Money, ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ singer, dead at 70

Eddie Money, the singer and songwriter that was known for hits from the 1970s and 1980s such as “Baby Hold On” and “Take Me Home Tonight,” died Friday morning following complications from esophageal cancer, his family announced. He was 70. “It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our loving husband and father.…MORE

Ellen DeGeneres discovered Brad Pitt sitting in her audience

Ellen DeGeneres discovered Brad Pitt sitting in her audience

Brad Pitt surprised Ellen DeGeneres when he appeared on her show Friday as an overenthusiastic audience member. Sitting in a pageboy cap and a blue button down, Pitt clapped and wooed along with the crowd when DeGeneres spotted him and invited him to come down and sit in her guest chair. “I’m good,” he replied,…MORE

Fall TV preview: The new network shows to watch and the ones to skip

Fall TV preview: The new network shows to watch and the ones to skip

The major networks were once the centerpiece of the fall in terms of pop culture. Now, they’re just one more group crying for attention, in a fourth-quarter that will see an onslaught of streaming and cable fare and the launch of studio-backed streaming service Disney+ as well as Apple TV+. Still, even in their diminished…MORE

‘The Goldfinch’ paints dull picture from prize-winning book

‘The Goldfinch’ paints dull picture from prize-winning book

“The Goldfinch” has a painting at its center, but despite a classy palette of ingredients conjures a lifeless, disjointed picture. Adapted from a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the movie represents a transparent bid to bring the book’s prestige to the screen, but it’s another case of literary underpinnings being lost in translation. Despite the tragic circumstances…MORE

Rihanna says don’t expect her at the Super Bowl halftime show this year

Rihanna says don’t expect her at the Super Bowl halftime show this year

Don’t expect to see Rihanna perform at the Super Bowl this year. The singer is finishing an album and focusing on her fashion line instead, she told Entertainment Tonight. Working with Lizzo is also on her to do list. “I still got an album to finish,” she said when asked about a half time performance…MORE

Blogs

Randy Travis Releases Affectionate New Single, “Lead Me Home” [Listen]

Randy Travis Releases Affectionate New Single, “Lead Me Home” [Listen]

Warner Music Nashville has shared a previously unreleased song, “Lead Me Home,” by Country Music Hall of Fame member Randy Travis. Randy recorded the bluegrass-infused ballad prior to his stroke in 2013. The new tune follows the release of “One in a Row” in May and comes out on the heels of the release of…