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NYTimes ArtsFeb 20, 2019
Who Is Jussie Smollett, the Actor Charged With Staging His Own Assault?
Mr. Smollett, a star in the TV show "Empire," was charged Wednesday with a felony account of disorderly conduct in connection with the episode.

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Jussie Smollett Faces Felony Charge, Accused of Faking Own Assault (NYTimes Arts)
'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett charged with faking racist attack (Reuters Entertainment)

Yahoo! BooksFeb 20, 2019
'Empire' actor charged with making false police report
CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday with making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said.


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Cook County grand jury indicts Jussie Smollett on charges of filing a false police report (AV Club Films)

NYTimes ArtsFeb 20, 2019
Newsbook: 6 Books to Binge Read Before the 2019 Oscars
These books will take you back to the golden age of Hollywood.

Billboard Music NewsFeb 20, 2019
Pink Closes 2019 Brit Awards With an Electrifying Medley of Hits
Pink capped off a special night at the 2019 Brit Awards with an epic performance of some of her biggest hits, which served as a breathtaking reminder...

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Brit Awards 2019: Full list of winners (BBC Entertainment & Arts)
The 1975 Perform 'Sincerity Is Scary' on a Moving Stage at the 2019 Brit Awards (Billboard Music News)

AV Club FilmsFeb 20, 2019
There's a new De La Soul album coming later this year
Let's make this short, but sweet: De La Soul, the original masters of the artfully deployed eclectic hip-hop sample, have just announced a new studio album. Specifically, the news about the influential rap group's 10th studio effort came courtesy of producer (and De La Soul devotee) Pete Rock, who revealed on Twitter …

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Here's what's coming to (and leaving from) Netflix in March (AV Club Films)

Playbill NewsFeb 20, 2019
Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows
Due to the expansive nature of Off-Broadway, this list is not comprehensive.

TV by the NumbersFeb 20, 2019
‘The Good Doctor,' ‘Man with a Plan,' ‘The Bachelor,' all others hold: Monday final ratings
Final broadcast primetime live same-day ratings for Monday, February…

Yahoo! BooksFeb 20, 2019
American and British ISIS brides Hoda Muthana and Shamima Begum plead to go home
Hoda Muthana and Shamima Begum fled to Syria to marry Islamic State group fighters. Now they want to come home.


NYTimes ArtsFeb 20, 2019
‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World' Review: A Series Scales Up
The third in this franchise concerns the exigencies that poor Hiccup must face as the leader of Berk.

Billboard Music NewsFeb 20, 2019
Jess Glynne & H.E.R. Team Up for Empowering Performance of 'Thursday' at 2019 Brit Awards
Jess Glynne and H.E.R. took the stage at London's O2 arena on Wednesday (Feb. 20) to perform their duet "Thursday" at the 2019 Brit...

Yahoo! BooksFeb 20, 2019
Lower tax refunds show how the Republican tax cut is keeping money in your hands all year
The size of your tax refund has nothing to do with your overall tax bill. It merely reflects what you overpaid the IRS in your paychecks last year.


Reuters EntertainmentFeb 20, 2019
Actor Jussie Smollett named suspect in criminal investigation
Actor Jussie Smollett was named as a suspect in a criminal investigation into whether he lied about being attacked by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, Chicago police said on Wednesday.

Playbill NewsFeb 20, 2019
See the Cast of Off-Broadway's Lolita, My Love Meet the Press
The production, which is part of York Theatre Company's Musicals in Mufti series, will begin performances February 23.

TV by the NumbersFeb 20, 2019
Monday cable ratings: ‘Monday Night Raw' runs rampant, ‘Cartel Crew' holds
Another Monday, another great night for USA Network and the…

NYTimes ArtsFeb 20, 2019
Fiction: A Novelist Dares to Imagine Tennessee Williams in Love and at Work
In "Leading Men," Christopher Castellani takes Tennessee Williams and his lover, Frank Merlo, back to an invented interlude in Portofino.

TV by the NumbersFeb 20, 2019
Sunday cable ratings: NBA All-Star game leads, ‘The Walking Dead' takes a hit
This year's NBA All-Star Game (predictably) ruled over the Sunday…

Yahoo! ArtsFeb 20, 2019
Girl's death haunted police until arrest made 45 years later
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators searched for decades for the killer of an 11-year-old girl who disappeared while walking home from summer school in a case that gripped a California seaside community.


Billboard Music NewsFeb 20, 2019
Jussie Smollett Charged With Disorderly Conduct in Connection With Filing False Police Report
Following the announcement that he is now considered a "suspect" by Chicago police for filing a false police report about an...

Billboard Music NewsFeb 20, 2019
Khalid & Kane Brown Release Peaceful 'Saturday Nights (Remix)' Music Video: Watch
R&B singer Khalid and pop country vocalist Kane Brown dropped their "Saturday Nights (Remix)" music video on Wednesday morning (Feb. 20...

Yahoo! TVFeb 20, 2019
Jussie Smollett officially named a criminal suspect in filing of false police report
Smollett faces accusations that he fabricated the details of a purported hate-crime attack that ended with him having a noose placed around his neck and seeking medical attention.


Billboard Music NewsFeb 20, 2019
Beyonce & Jay-Z Pay Cheeky Tribute to Meghan Markle in 2019 Brit Awards Acceptance Video
The Carters were not physically present at the 2019 Brit Awards this year, but Beyoncé and Jay-Z still took home the award for best...

NYTimes ArtsFeb 20, 2019
Time's Up a Year Later: Hollywood Women Test Their Clout
Its legal fund has helped 100 lower-wage workers. But then the group couldn't stop the hiring of an animation chief accused of unwanted touching.

Yahoo! TVFeb 20, 2019
'The View' addresses conspiracy theory that Whoopi Goldberg is prepping to host the Oscars
On Wednesday's "The View," the co-hosts addressed a recent internet "conspiracy theory" that has gained a fair amount of media attention, wondering if host Whoopi Goldberg is secretly preparing to host the Academy Awards instead of recovering from pneumonia as has been reported.


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ABC debunks conspiracy theory that Whoopi Goldberg is secretly hosting the Oscars (AV Club Films)
ABC Calls Whoopi Goldberg Oscar Host Speculation 'Absolutely False' (Yahoo! TV)

BBC Entertainment & ArtsFeb 20, 2019
Brits 2019: The real winners and losers
From worst-kept secret to most unlikely anecdote, these are the only Brit awards that really count.

Yahoo! TVFeb 20, 2019
Double de-masking! Latest ‘Masked Singer' celebs are Hollywood and boy-band royalty
During this week's seminfinals, the show bid farewell to two more furry friends, the Lion and the Rabbit. Who were they?


AV Club FilmsFeb 20, 2019
Live from New York, it's about time: Idris Elba to finally host SNL
Emmy-nominated actor Idris Elba has sustained a thriving career involving an eclectic array of wonders, from racing cars to his successful turn as a musician and DJ (he'll be at Coachella this year, if you feel like braving that scene to catch him in action). Still, it was always missing one thing - and no, where not…

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Yahoo! BooksFeb 20, 2019
Southwest Air Drops on $60 Million Hit From U.S. Shutdown
The political stalemate that ended last month will reduce first-quarter revenue by $60 million as the aftereffects lingered on, Southwest said in a regulatory filing Wednesday. "With more of first quarter under our belt now, and a higher percentage of March bookings in place, we feel like we are at the point where we can reasonably quantify the total impact from the shutdown," Southwest said by email.


Yahoo! ArtsFeb 20, 2019
Netanyahu makes deal with far-right party ahead of Israeli election
The deal, announced by Netanyahu's Likud and the ultranationalist Jewish Home party, was aimed at solidifying a potential right-wing coalition after the April 9 parliamentary election. Opinion polls predict Netanyahu's Likud will win the most parliamentary seats and will be in a position to form a governing coalition of rightist and religious parties similar to the one he now heads. Gantz and Lapid met on Wednesday, with speculation high they could strike a deal.


NYTimes ArtsFeb 20, 2019
How a Movie Helped Fuel a Viola da Gamba Revival
The viol virtuoso Jordi Savall is touring his music for the film "Tous les Matins du Monde," which gave the Baroque instrument its big-screen moment.

BBC Entertainment & ArtsFeb 20, 2019
Karl Lagerfeld: Designer's cat Choupette 'named in his will'
The late designer told a French magazine last year that his cat Choupette is one of his heirs.

Yahoo! BooksFeb 20, 2019
Barack Obama Manages to Work in a Michelle Obama Compliment in a Discussion About 'Being a Man'
He also introduced NBA star Steph Curry as "Ayesha's husband"


AV Club FilmsFeb 20, 2019
The morons are already out here trying to tank Captain Marvel on Rotten Tomatoes
Just as going for a walk in the woods on a beautiful day will inevitably lead you to pick up some burrs on your pants, so too will perusing something fun on the internet ineluctably point you to comments from the most repellant segment of the population. Call it the Yiannopoulos Effect: No matter how simple the appeal…

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BBC Entertainment & ArtsFeb 20, 2019
The controversial genius of Karl Lagerfeld
The Chanel and Fendi designer, who died on Tuesday, remained a polarising figure in the fashion world.

NYTimes ArtsFeb 20, 2019
He Sounds Just Like Freddie Mercury. And That's Good for Business.
Marc Martel never thought his vocal resemblance to the Queen frontman "would amount to anything more than a fun karaoke trick." It's taken him to "Bohemian Rhapsody" and beyond.

Yahoo! BooksFeb 20, 2019
Some Americans face a costly surprise this tax season: tiny refunds or bigger bills
For some, this tax season so far has come with a costly surprise - a tiny tax refund or a big tax bill. The shock is hitting their finances.


Yahoo! BooksFeb 20, 2019
Designer Karl Lagerfeld to be cremated without ceremony
Karl Lagerfeld will be cremated without ceremony and his ashes are likely to be scattered with those of his mother and lover, his label said Wednesday. "His wishes will be respected," a spokeswoman for his Karl Lagerfeld brand told AFP a day after the legendary designer died at the age of 85. Lagerfeld had previously said that his ashes would be mixed with those of his longtime lover, the French dandy Jacques de Bascher, who died of AIDS in 1989.


NYTimes ArtsFeb 20, 2019
A Marvel Hero Copes With Bipolar Disorder
The teenage Wasp has inherited her father's mission for justice. Like him, she must also learn to live with a mental health condition.

Yahoo! ArtsFeb 20, 2019
Cold case solved 46 years after girl's murder
Police in Southern California have arrested a suspect in the decades-old murder of 11-year-old Linda Ann O'Keefe, sources told ABC News on Tuesday.


Yahoo! ArtsFeb 20, 2019
Deadly crackdown stokes fear among protesters in Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Jhonny Godoy had taken to Twitter to proclaim his opposition to President Nicolas Maduro, posting a video that showed him running through the streets waving the national flag as protests erupted across Venezuela's capital.


AV Club FilmsFeb 19, 2019
Ramsay Bolton's feathered bangs star in the trailer for Netflix's Mötley Crüe biopic
The Dirt is one of the filthiest, nastiest, and most gut-roiling rock biographies ever written, depicting hair-metal icons Mötley Crüe as a gang of enterprising, idiotic sex maniacs who should've died at least 15 times by now. But, while the first trailer for Netflix's upcoming adaptation of the book looks like it…

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Time EntertainmentFeb 19, 2019
Iceberg, But Make It Fashion. Here Are 20 of Karl Lagerfeld's Most Spectacular Chanel Fashion Shows
From a grocery store to an indoor beach

TV by the NumbersFeb 19, 2019
TV Ratings Monday: ‘Manifest' finale slips, ‘The Passage' stays steady
Broadcast primetime live same-day ratings for Monday, February 18,…

Reuters EntertainmentFeb 19, 2019
Fashion's 'creative genius' Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85
German haute-couture designer Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director at Chanel and an icon of the fashion industry with his extravagant outfits and striking catwalks, has died aged 85.

NYTimes ArtsFeb 19, 2019
Books of The Times: An Exhilarating Work of History About Daring Adventures in Love
In "Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments," Saidiya Hartman writes about young black women in the early 20th century who tossed out the narrow scripts about intimacy they had been given.

Yahoo! TVFeb 19, 2019
9 New Midseason TV Shows Ranked by Premiere Viewers: From ‘Masked Singer' to ‘Proven Innocent' (Photos)
When it comes to TV, winter is typically no fall — but a few of these series premieres could have made the cut for an earlier start, ratings-wise.TheWrap has ranked all of broadcast's midseason debuts (so far) by their "live" total-viewer tallies. A pair of new singing competitions were impressive, a kinda-sorta reboot on The CW was not.Find them all below, in ascending order. Find our Fall TV version of these rankings here.Also Read: 21 New Fall TV Shows Ranked by Premiere Viewers: From 'The Conners' to 'Charmed' (Photos)Rank: 9 Show: "Roswell, New Mexico" Net: The CW Total Viewers: 1.5 millionRank: 8 Show: "Proven Innocent" Net: Fox Total Viewers: 3.1 millionRank: 7 Show: "Schooled" Net: ABC Total Viewers: 4.8 millionRank: 6 Show: "The Passage" Net: Fox Total Viewers: 5.2 millionRank: 5 Show: "The Word's Best" Net: CBS Total Viewers: 5.6 million* (*Time period premiere. Special post-Super Bowl LIII series debut earned 22.2 million viewers)Rank: 4 Show: "The Titan Games" Net: NBC Total Viewers: 6.5 millionRank: 3 Show: "Fam" Net: CBS Total Viewers: 7.3 millionRank: 2 Show: "The Masked Singer" Net: Fox Total Viewers: 9.4 millionRank: 1 Show: "America's Got Talent: The Champions" Net: NBC Total Viewers: 10 millionRead original story 9 New Midseason TV Shows Ranked by Premiere Viewers: From ‘Masked Singer' to ‘Proven Innocent' (Photos) At TheWrap


Yahoo! TVFeb 19, 2019
‘Arrested Development' Season 5B Gets Netflix Premiere Date & First-Look Photos
Here is your Arrested Development update by the numbers. One murder, no masterminds, one premiere date for Part 2 of Season 5. Got that? Netflix said today that the eight new episodes of its ensemble comedy starring Jason Bateman et al. will start streaming on March 15. Check the poster here and some first-look photos below; the one above is new also: You can't handle the Bluth. Arrested Development returns March 15 pic.twitter.com/07UA4hJlgB -- Arrested Development…


Reuters EntertainmentFeb 18, 2019
Women in Hollywood see some gains after Oscars equality plea
A year after best actress winner Frances McDormand used the Oscars stage to advocate for more women in front of and behind the camera, Hollywood is celebrating some progress - but remains far from reaching parity with men.

TV by the NumbersFeb 15, 2019
TV Ratings Thursday: ‘Fam' and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine' slip, ‘The Titan Games' ticks back up
Broadcast primetime live same-day ratings for Thursday, February 14,…
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