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AV Club FilmsJul 07, 2020
Will Ferrell helps Conan kick off his first (kind-of) live show at L.A.'s Largo
With most of the late-night hosts taking a few weeks off, Conan O'Brien looked to steal all the ratings on Monday, not just by airing a new Conan, but by being the first host to bust out of quarantine. Broadcasting live from legendary (and pandemic-shuttered) L.A. comedy club Largo At The Coronet, Conan came onstage…

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Conan O'Brien finally ends quarantine to film show in iconic L.A. theater (Yahoo! TV)

Playbill NewsJul 07, 2020
John Mulaney to Create More Sack Lunch Bunch Specials for Comedy Central
The Broadway alum and Emmy-winning writer returns with the musical children's variety show.

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BBC Entertainment & ArtsJul 07, 2020
Johnny Depp: Claims in The Sun he beat ex-wife 'complete lies', court told
The Hollywood star is suing The Sun newspaper over a story saying he abused his ex-wife Amber Heard.

Billboard Music NewsJul 07, 2020
Kasabian's Tom Meighan Pleads Guilty to Assault
Former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan pleaded guilty Tuesday (July 7) at Leicester Magistrates' Court to assaulting his former fiancée.

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Tom Meighan: Former Kasabian singer admits ex-fiancee assault (BBC Entertainment & Arts)

AV Club FilmsJul 07, 2020
John Mulaney interviews Eric Hutchinson about music and never feeling at home in high school
John Mulaney and musician Eric Hutchinson are old friends. While the comedian is best known for his stand-up specials (and recent Netflix special John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch), Hutchinson has built a steady discography of soulful pop-rock, ever since his debut record Sounds Like This became the highest-charting…

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Billboard Music NewsJul 07, 2020
Bad Bunny, Romeo Santos, Universal Music Publishing Group & More Big Winners at 2020 ASCAP Latin Awards
The winners of the 2020 ASCAP Latin Awards were announced virtually this year.

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J Balvin, Karol G & Bad Bunny Lead Premios Juventud 2020 Nominations: Full List (Billboard Music News)

Billboard Music NewsJul 07, 2020
TikTok to Leave Hong Kong as Security Law Raises Questions
TikTok said Tuesday it will stop operations in Hong Kong, joining other social media companies in warily eyeing ramifications of a sweeping national security law that took effect last week.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 07, 2020
Destroy the ‘Public' Education System
‘Public" schools have been a catastrophe for the United States. This certainly isn't an original assertion, but as we watch thousands of authoritarian brats tearing down the legacies of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, it's more apparent than ever.State-run schools have undercut two fundamental conditions of a healthy tolerant society. First, they've created millions of civic illiterates who are disconnected from long-held communal values and national identity. Second, they've exacerbated the very inequalities that trigger the tearing apart of fissures.If you're interested in ferreting out "systemic racism," go to a big-city public-school system. No institution has fought harder to preserve segregated communities than the average teachers' union. And I don't mean only in the schools.Prosperous Americans already enjoy school choice -- and not merely because they can afford private schools. Anyone who has ever tried to buy a suburban home in a major metro area can tell you how acutely school districts influence home prices. Many middle-class and working-class families are priced out of areas with good schools because of inflated home values and high property taxes. And families who might otherwise choose to live in more diverse areas are kept out because of failing schools.This entire dynamic is driven by the antiquated notion that the best way to educate kids is to throw them into the nearest government building. It's the teachers' unions that safeguard these fiefdoms through racketeering schemes: First they funnel taxpayer dollars to the political c

NYTimes ArtsJul 07, 2020
A Lakeside Family Vacation Goes Awry in This Debut Novel
David James Poissant's "Lake Life" tests the limits of a family's capacity for love and forgiveness.

NYTimes ArtsJul 07, 2020
After a Copycat Murder, Reopening an Old Case and Old Wounds
Take bored boys. Add lucid dreaming. Shake vigorously. Welcome to Alex North's dark thriller, "The Shadows."

Yahoo! BooksJul 07, 2020
Nearly 1,000 inmates will be removed from San Quentin prison after its infection rate has gotten so bad it's been dubbed 'the Chernobyl of COVID'
Infectious disease specialist Dr. Peter Chin-Hong told NBC Bay Area: "That tower is burning and it's really unsafe to get in their right now."


Billboard Music NewsJul 07, 2020
Will Ferrell Scores First Charted Billboard Song With ‘Eurovision' Track ‘Husavik'
Fresh off the premiere of his new Netflix musical comedy Eurovison Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, Will Ferrell scores his first entry on a Billboard songs chart, as "Husavik" debuts at No. 16 on Digital Song Sales.

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How Yiruma Made It to the Top of the Classical Albums Chart For 17 Weeks (Billboard Music News)

Yahoo! ArtsJul 07, 2020
Australia warns of 'arbitrary detention' in China
Australia warned its citizens Tuesday they could face "arbitrary detention" if they travel to China, the latest sign of growing tensions between the two nations. The foreign ministry issued the warning in updated travel advice, which also noted that Chinese authorities had detained foreigners for allegedly "endangering national security". Australia has already told its citizens to avoid all international travel due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the updated advice did not raise the overall level of the warning against travel to China.


Yahoo! ArtsJul 07, 2020
A white Florida man who was filmed yelling at a Black homeowner while waving a BB gun also faked being a Navy SEAL for years, report says
Joseph Fucheck had claimed he was a Navy SEAL in his tirade in North Miami-Dade, Florida. He was arrested for the incident last month.


New York Times BooksJul 07, 2020
"The Beauty in Breaking," by Michele Harper: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "The Beauty in Breaking," by Michele Harper

Yahoo! ArtsJul 07, 2020
'Walk a mile in my legs': Sen. Tammy Duckworth fires back after Fox News' Tucker Carlson questions her patriotism
The Fox News host Tucker Carlson made flippant remarks about Sen. Tammy Duckworth's military service and called her demeanor "unimpressive."


VultureJul 07, 2020
All the Live Events, Movie Releases, and Productions Affected by the Coronavirus
Who's next?

New York Times BooksJul 07, 2020
A Survivor of Sexual Assault Speaks Out
Lacy Crawford told her story when she was a student at St. Paul's School. Few people listened. Now she's telling it again.

NYTimes ArtsJul 07, 2020
Cavorting in Hot Springs, Ark., During Its Sin-Soaked Heyday
"The Vapors," by David Hill, brings the mobsters, gamblers, drinkers and crooked politicians to life in an exuberant history of a now-forgotten capital of sleaze.

NYTimes ArtsJul 07, 2020
Who Saves an Emergency Room Doctor? Her Patients
Michele Harper's memoir could not be more timely. Also, if think your job is stressful, take a walk in this author's white coat.

New York Times BooksJul 07, 2020
What's Wrong With Men in America?
Two new story collections reveal the toxicities of (mostly white) masculinity, from the frat house to the Midwestern farm.

NYTimes ArtsJul 07, 2020
A Novel of Sexual Obsession Has Something to Say About How We Tell Stories
"22 Minutes of Unconditional Love," by Daphne Merkin, muses on the process of making up stories while recounting a young woman's torrid affair with an older man.

NYTimes ArtsJul 07, 2020
In ‘Want,' a Lost Friendship and the Anxieties of the Modern Family
Lynn Steger Strong's new novel follows a Brooklyn wife and mother through professional failure, bankruptcy and the legacy of her past traumas.

NYTimes ArtsJul 07, 2020
In ‘The Golden Cage,' a Kept Woman Grabs the Keys to the Kingdom
Camilla Lackberg shows how stifled ambition never really goes away. It just bides its time.

New York Times BooksJul 07, 2020
When American Politics Turned Toxic
Julian E. Zelizer's "Burning Down the House" sees Newt Gingrich's rise in Congress as a turning point in political history.

VultureJul 07, 2020
Conan O'Brien Debuts His Quarantine Show From Largo to an Audience of One
His sole audience member? His assistant, Sona Movsesian.

Yahoo! BooksJul 06, 2020
I stayed at a Hyatt, IHG, and Marriott during the pandemic to see how hotels are handling new coronavirus protocols — here's how they stacked up against each other
Michelle Gross, her husband, and their two dogs drove from New Jersey to North Carolina in mid-June and stayed at three hotels along the way.


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Protests May Have Spread Coronavirus, Some Cities Say (Yahoo! Books)

Yahoo! BooksJul 06, 2020
Seven men arrested after shouting racist insults and doing Nazi salutes at black family on Oregon beach, police say
Seven men have been arrested after an alleged racist incident on the Fourth of July in an Oregon beach town.Police said that the men allegedly yelled racial slurs at a black family and used Nazi salutes while people spent Independence Day on the beach in Lincoln City, southwest of Portland.


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7 men were arrested after police said they taunted a Black family with racial slurs and Nazi salutes at an Oregon beach (Yahoo! Arts)

Yahoo! BooksJul 06, 2020
'We're next': Hong Kong security law sends chills through Taiwan
The imposition of a sweeping national security law on Hong Kong has sent chills through Taiwan, deepening fears that Beijing will focus next on seizing the democratic self-ruled island. China and Taiwan split in 1949 after nationalist forces lost a civil war to Mao Zedong's communists, fleeing to the island which Beijing has since vowed to seize one day, by force if necessary. "The law makes me dislike China even more," 18-year-old student Sylvia Chang told AFP, walking through National Taiwan University in Taipei.


Yahoo! ArtsJul 06, 2020
Dr. Anthony Fauci warns US is 'knee-deep' in first wave of coronavirus cases and prognosis is 'really not good'
Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday the United States' handle on the COVID-19 outbreak is "really not good" and that action is needed to curb the spread.


VultureJul 06, 2020
I May Destroy You's Paapa Essiedu on Going to Drama School With Michaela Coel
"There's no nepotism in your favor from being friends with Michaela Coel!"

NYTimes ArtsJul 06, 2020
Charlie Daniels, Fiddling Force in Country and Rock, Dies at 83
He was a singer, songwriter, bandleader and a blazing fiddle player on hits like "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." His politics swung, too, from left to right.

Billboard Music NewsJul 06, 2020
Charlie Daniels' Biggest Billboard Hits: ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia' & More
A recap of the late legend's 15 biggest Hot Country Songs hits.

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Brad Paisley on Charlie Daniels: ‘He Was Going Into Battle When He Played & You Would Follow Him Anywhere' (Billboard Music News)

BBC Entertainment & ArtsJul 06, 2020
Charlie Daniels: Country and southern rock legend dies at age 83
The US singer and songwriter was best known for his country hit The Devil Went Down to Georgia.

VultureJul 06, 2020
City Girls and Doja Cat Drop ‘Pussy Talk' Music Video, So Listen Up
"Boy, this pussy talk euros, dollars, and yens."

Billboard Music NewsJul 06, 2020
Travis Tritt Remembers Charlie Daniels as a ‘Mentor, a Father Figure, an Inspiration & the Ultimate Encourager'
Travis Tritt feels more than heartbroken about the loss of fellow country singer Charlie Daniels, who died Monday (July 6) from hemorrhagic stroke at 83 years old.

Billboard Music NewsJul 06, 2020
City Girls & Doja Cat Talk That Multilingual ‘P—y Talk' in New Music Video: Watch
City Girls and Doja Cat let everyone know they prioritize business over pleasure in their provocative "P---y Talk" music video that premiered today (July 6).

Time EntertainmentJul 06, 2020
Country Music Legend Charlie Daniels Dies at 83
The Country Music Hall of Famer died Monday at a hospital in Tennessee, after doctors said he had a stroke

Billboard Music NewsJul 06, 2020
Brad Paisley, Luke Combs, & More Remember Charlie Daniels: ‘The Country Music Flag Is Flying at Half Mast'
Country stars from Brad Paisley to Luke Combs mourned the death of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" fiddler Charlie Daniels on Monday morning (July 6).

AV Club FilmsJul 06, 2020
R.I.P. Nick Cordero, star of Broadway's Waitress and Rock Of Ages
Nick Cordero, beloved star of such Broadway productions as Waitress, Bullets Over Broadway, and Rock Of Ages, has died at the age of 41 following a protracted battle with COVID-19. The actor's passing was announced by his wife, Amanda Kloots, who had been documenting her husband's struggles over the past several…

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Billboard Music NewsJul 06, 2020
Paul Weller's ‘On Sunset' Heats up Midweek U.K. Albums Chart
Paul Weller shouts to the top of the U.K. midweek chart with "On Sunset" (Polydor), his fifteenth solo album.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 06, 2020
Hong Kong Tiananmen museum turns to digitalisation after new law
A Hong Kong museum chronicling the crackdown by Chinese troops on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square is raising funds to digitalise its collection as concerns over a new national security law create uncertainty over its future. Lee Cheuk-yan, chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, who manages the museum, said it was not clear whether the museum would be treated as subversive or undermining the Chinese government. The annual June 4 anniversaries, commemorated in Hong Kong by tens of thousands of people, are not acknowledged by the Chinese government.


Playbill NewsJul 06, 2020
L Morgan Lee, Jacob Dickey, Marc DelaCruz, Raymond J. Lee, Brynn Williams, More Set for July New York Theatre Barn Showcases
The Off-Broadway company continues to host weekly free live streams of musical excerpts.

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Yahoo! ArtsJul 06, 2020
Why Russia's Su-35 Poses a Real Threat to the U.S. Air Force
The threat isn't just in what the plane can do in the air.


NYTimes ArtsJul 06, 2020
‘Hamilton' and the Historical Record: Frequently Asked Questions
The Disney filmed version has fans wondering what's accurate. Historians are fans, too, and they have answers, along with caveats.

VultureJul 06, 2020
Actress Kristian Alfonso Leaves Days Of Our Lives After 37 Years
The actress first joined NBC's long-running soap in 1983.

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Yahoo! TVJul 06, 2020
‘Hamilton' on Disney Won't Be Heading for the Oscars — Here's Why
Yes, a stage recording of Laurence Olivier as "Othello" received nominations, as did James Whitmore for another play that was filmed.


AV Club FilmsJul 06, 2020
R.I.P. country star and "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" songwriter Charlie Daniels
Charlie Daniels, the Southern singer and songwriter behind hits like "The Devil Went Down To Georgia," has died. As Variety reports, the musician died of a hemorrhagic stroke in Hermitage, TN. He was 83.

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AV Club FilmsJul 06, 2020
Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti on Palm Springs' deeper resonance during quarantine
Palm Springs—like a handful of great movies before it—imagines what might happen if you found yourself stuck in an endless loop, living the same day over and over again. If that sounds a little too close to our current, quarantined reality, well, that part was unintentional. Lucky for us, Palm Springs offers up plenty…

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NYTimes ArtsJul 06, 2020
Ennio Morricone, Oscar-Winning Composer of Film Scores, Dies at 91
His vast output included atmospheric music for spaghetti westerns in his native Italy and scores for some 500 movies by a Who's Who of directors.

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AV Club FilmsJul 06, 2020
R.I.P. Ennio Morricone, Oscar-winning film composer
Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-winning Italian composer best known for his immersive work on Sergio Leone's spaghetti Westerns, has died. A lawyer for Morricone confirmed to CNN that the composer died in a Rome hospital after falling and breaking his leg. He was 91.

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