Stephen Sondheim, master of musical theater, dead at 91

Stephen Sondheim, the renowned composer of “Into the Woods,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Gypsy,” “Sunday in the Park with George” and other essential works of musical theater, died early Friday morning, according to Aaron Meier at DKC O&M, the producers of Sondheim’s current production “Company.” He was 91. Sondheim died suddenly, the New York Times reported, citing…Continue Reading

Seth Meyers reveals he’s now a father of three

Seth Meyers is a dad again! The late-night host has welcomed his third child, a daughter, with his wife Alexi Ashe. But the best part is that he managed to keep it a secret for the past two months, Meyers revealed on Thursday’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” that he and his wife welcomed their…Continue Reading

TV OT: ‘Licorice Pizza,’ ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ and ‘The Waltons’ serve up nostalgia over Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving weekend is theoretically all about family. Yet in terms of entertainment options — to consume with them or as a means of escaping them — the prevailing theme is heavily tilted toward nostalgia, with projects rooted in the 1960s, ’70s and ’90s. Music plays a sizable role in all this, not surprisingly, with director…Continue Reading

Malawi defends decision to ask Mike Tyson to be its cannabis ambassador

The government of Malawi has defended its decision to invite the former heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson to become the country’s official cannabis ambassador following a backlash over his conviction for rape in the 1990s. Malawi legalized the growing and processing of cannabis for medicinal purposes last year, although it stopped short of decriminalizing recreational…Continue Reading

‘The Beatles: Get Back’ may surprise even hardcore fans

There are a few surprises in “The Beatles: Get Back.” One that grabbed Stephen Colbert was how pianist Billy Preston came to be known as “the fifth Beatle.” During an interview on his late show that aired on Thanksgiving, Colbert talked with Peter Jackson, who directed the newly released Beatles docuseries. They discussed how Preston…Continue Reading

‘South Park: Post Covid’ imagines a future after the pandemic

Kyle, Stan, Kenny, and Cartman navigate life after the pandemic in “South Park: Post Covid,” streaming now on Paramount+. We see some of the boys as adults in the animated special. “You remember when we were little as friends, we said we’d always be there for each other when things got bad?” Kyle says in…Continue Reading

Young man who was accidentally invited to ‘grandma’s’ Thanksgiving as a teen celebrates 6th year of dinner together

After an accidental Thanksgiving invite in 2016 introduced Jamal Hinton and Wanda Dench, they celebrated yet again. Thursday marked the sixth year the pair celebrated the holiday together. Hinton shared a photo on Twitter, writing “Thanksgiving 2021.” The two first met in 2016 when Dench, from Mesa, Az., sent a text inviting Hinton over for…Continue Reading

Bryan Adams tests positive for Covid-19 for the second time

Bryan Adams’ plans were once again disrupted by Covid-19, as the musician tested positive for the virus a second time in a month. The rocker, who is also a photographer, shared on his verified Instagram account that he had tested positive after arriving at Milan Malpensa airport. “Here I am, just arrived in Milano, and…Continue Reading

Madonna hits out at Instagram for removing photos

Madonna has hit out at Instagram for removing photos from her page because part of her nipple was showing. In a post on her verified account Thursday, the 63-year-old superstar said she’d decided to republish the images after the social networking site removed them for breaching adult nudity rules. The photos, which show the singer…Continue Reading


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