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‘Billions’ returns to its original formula without an Axe to grind
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‘Billions’ returns to its original formula without an Axe to grind

“Billions” might have lost its Axe, but it returns with the same cutting dialogue, and in many respects, its original formula. In shedding one of its lead characters, the Showtime drama has essentially hit the reset button, reverting to its outline pitting an aggressive prosecutor against an equally pugnacious billionaire financier. Yet the sixth season…MORE

The Muppets are having a moment — just when we need them most
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The Muppets are having a moment — just when we need them most

When Joshua Gillespie was holed up in the hospital as a kid, where he stayed frequently in between surgeries for his rare heart condition, his best friend was a 3-and-a-half-year-old monster with red fur and a vibrant imagination. Elmo, that lovable, occasionally grating Muppet and “Sesame Street” stalwart since 1984, kept Gillespie company for much…MORE

‘Definition, Please’ and ‘Donkeyhead’ explore what it’s like to reach adulthood and still feel stuck
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‘Definition, Please’ and ‘Donkeyhead’ explore what it’s like to reach adulthood and still feel stuck

In the opening sequence of “Definition, Please,” 8-year-old Monica Chowdry is asked to spell one final word correctly before she can be declared the Scripps National Spelling Bee champion. The word: Opsimath. Definition: A person who begins to learn or study late in life. This is the irony at the heart of “Definition, Please,” the…MORE

Don’t blame Adele. Concert cancellations and postponements will become common due to Covid
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Don’t blame Adele. Concert cancellations and postponements will become common due to Covid

Some would-be concertgoers are disappointed Adele has postponed her Las Vegas residency — just one day before it was set to begin. But last minute event changes in the pandemic may be the new norm, according to one industry expert. The singer attributed the delay to a Covid outbreak among her crew members and holdup…MORE

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas welcome their first child
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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas welcome their first child

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have welcomed their first child. The couple, who have been married for three years, shared their family news on Instagram Friday. “We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed a baby via surrogate. We respectfully ask for privacy during this special time as we focus on our family,” they…MORE

Kate McKinnon is purr-fect as Carole Baskin in ‘Joe vs Carole’ first look
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Kate McKinnon is purr-fect as Carole Baskin in ‘Joe vs Carole’ first look

The first look at Peacock’s Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin limited series can only be described with one word: paw-some. In the series “Joe vs. Carole,” out March 3, John Cameron Mitchell and Kate McKinnon play the dueling big cat advocates (cat-vocates?). According to Peacock, the drama “takes a comprehensive dive into the lives” of…MORE

Thomas Rhett announces 2022 tour
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Thomas Rhett announces 2022 tour

Thomas Rhett is hitting the road. The country star is launching his “Bring the Bar to You Tour” on June 17 and headed to over 30 cities. His first stop is in Gilford, New Hampshire and from there he’ll head to places like Atlanta, Charleston, Detroit and more. “Man it feels good to share this…MORE

Louie Anderson, comic and ‘Baskets’ star, dead at 68
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Louie Anderson, comic and ‘Baskets’ star, dead at 68

Louie Anderson, an Emmy winner whose career spanned from stand-up and game show host to starring roles in TV and film, died Friday in Las Vegas from complications related to cancer, his publicist Glenn Schwartz confirmed to CNN. He was 68. Born one of 11 children in St. Paul, Minnesota, Anderson was a counselor for…MORE