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From Disney-Fox to Trump, Times ‘The Simpsons’ Predicted the Future

From the Disney-Fox deal to Trump: 4 times ‘The Simpsons’ predicted the future The writers behind "The Simpsons" must have one powerful crystal ball. The long-running animated sitcom predicted that The Walt Disney Company would buy 21st Century Fox — almost two decades ago. It's not the first time the Emmy-winning comedy accurately looked into the future. Here's a round-up... Read More

Emotional Jimmy Kimmel: “Disgusting” that Congress Puts Rich Ahead of Kids’ Health

LOS ANGELES -- Jimmy Kimmel held his baby son as he returned to his late-night show after a week off for the boy's heart surgery. Kimmel was crying from the first moment of his monologue Monday night as he pleaded with Congress to restore and improve children's health coverage, a cause he has championed since his son Billy was born... Read More

Keaton Jones Bullying Video Inspires Support from LeBron James, Chris Evans

A Tennessee woman's video of her son recounting being bullied at middle school has prompted a wave of support from athletes and entertainers. Kimberly Jones said in a Facebook post she had just picked up her son, Keaton, from school because he was too afraid to go to lunch. In the video, Keaton said other students call him ugly, make... Read More

Time’s Person of the Year is ‘The Silence Breakers’ of #MeToo Movement

"The Silence Breakers" of the #MeToo movement, who gave a voice to sexual assault and harassment survivors — and showed them that they are not alone — are Time's 2017 Person of the Year, the magazine revealed exclusively Wednesday morning on "Today." While the concept of #MeToo was started in 2006 by activist Tarana Burke, its use became part of... Read More

On ‘SNL,’ Flynn, Putin, Billy Bush, Hillary Clinton visit Trump as Christmas Ghosts

Alec Baldwin returned to “Saturday Night Live” this week for a cold open that seized on the latest twists in the Russia investigation and the sexual misconduct allegations against former “Today” anchor Matt Lauer. In the opening sketch, President Donald Trump (Baldwin, as always) stewed over former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s guilty plea for lying to the FBI. “I’m... Read More

Matt Lauer on Speaks Out on Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Matt Lauer on sexual misconduct allegations: "I am truly sorry" Matt Lauer has apologized a day after NBC News fired the longtime "Today" show host for "inappropriate sexual behavior" in the workplace. There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I... Read More

NBC Fires Matt Lauer After Complaint of ‘Inappropriate Sexual Behavior’

HOUSTON - Matt Lauer was fired from NBC News on Wednesday after an employee filed a complaint about "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace," the network announced. Savannah Guthrie made the announcement at the top of the "Today" show. "We are devastated," she said. The "Today" show is one of the most popular and most profitable franchises on American television.... Read More

Alec Baldwin Urges Democrats in Iowa to Let 2016 Wounds Heal

DES MOINES, Iowa — Comedic actor Alec Baldwin delivered a withering take-down of the president he famously plays on NBC’s "Saturday Night Live," this time on Monday night as the keynote speaker at the Iowa Democratic Party's fall fundraiser. I still choke down those words every day — President Trump," Baldwin told the sold-out crowd, adding "I would love to... Read More

‘Saturday Night Live’ Women Defend Franken After Groping Allegations

Three dozen women who worked with Sen. Al Franken during his tenure on "Saturday Night Live" came out in defense of the Minnesota Democrat facing allegations of sexual misconduct. In the letter, the women slammed Franken’s behavior toward Leeann Tweeden — who accused the lawmaker of forcibly kissing and groping her more than a decade ago — as “stupid and... Read More

TV Host Charlie Rose Suspended After Sexual Harassment Accusations

Talk show host and journalist Charlie Rose apologized and was suspended by three networks after eight women accused him of sexual harassment and unwanted advances in a report Monday in The Washington Post. The claims against Rose, 75, included groping female acquaintances and walking around naked in their presence, The Post reported. The women were either employees at the "Charlie... Read More

2017 American Music Awards’ Best, Worst & Weirdest Moments:

This year's American Music Awards featured some of the most amazing, gravity-defying, crowd-pleasing performances you could ever hope for -- but it also had its share of awkward presenters and bizarre celebrities acting like weirdos. From Tracee Ellis Ross' masterful turn as the night's host to Pink's sky-high performance of "Beautiful Trauma" and the adorable tribute to the iconic Diana Ross,... Read More

Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings Help, Hope to Puerto Rico

One of the biggest names in musical theater -- the star and creator of "Hamilton" -- has plunged right into his NEXT ACT. It's in a place a long way from Broadway, but very close to his heart, as David Begnaud shows us:  As the creator and star of the Broadway sensation, "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda is used to getting mobbed... Read More

ACLU has Bad Blood with Taylor Swift

Bad Blood: ACLU Criticizes Taylor Swift for Legal Threats Against Blogger Oh, look what Taylor Swift made the ACLU do. On Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California sent pop star Taylor Swift and her lawyers a letter saying the singer had raised “meritless legal defamation threats” against a blogger who called on Swift to denounce white supremacy.... Read More

Stars Slam Kevin Spacey for Coming Out After Being Accused of Sexual Assault

Some celebrities are not impressed by Kevin Spacey's timing. Spacey received flak for coming out as gay in his statement responding to a claim of sexual misconduct towards an underage actor in the 1980s. "Star Trek: Discovery" star Anthony Rapp told BuzzFeed that Spacey made a sexual advance on him when he was 14 in 1986. At the time, Spacey... Read More

Justin Timberlake Talks Super Bowl Halftime Gig, Addresses 2004 Controversy

Justin Timberlake is excited about his gig headlining the Super Bowl LII Pepsi Halftime show, but he's also aware that having the biggest TV platform of the year is a responsibility. The singer sat down at halftime to discuss the gig on Sunday Night Football, telling Football Night in America host Mike Tirico that he's super excited, but planning to make a... Read More

Eminem Attacks Trump in Furious Freestyle Rap: Here are the 4 Biggest Disses

Eminem unleashed a freestyle rap in which he attacks President Donald Trump’s leadership and calls the commander-in-chief a "racist 94-year-old grandpa.” The rapper, who was widely popular for his controversial rhymes in the early 2000s, lashed out at Trump in a roughly four-minute pre-recorded rap clip revealed during Tuesday night's BET Hip Hop Awards. In the expletive-laced freestyle, which has... Read More

Jason Aldean Performs as “SNL” Honors Vegas Victims, Tom Petty

Jason Aldean performs "I Won't Back Down" on "Saturday Night Live," Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in New York. Will Heath / AP (provided by NBC) "Saturday Night Live" paid tribute to the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting and the late rock superstar Tom Petty by opening its show with country star Jason Aldean singing one of Petty's songs.... Read More

Lin-Manuel Miranda Explains His New Song for Puerto Rico, those Trump Tweets

'Hamilton' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and 22 of his famous friends released a song to help the people of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Lin-Manuel Miranda was not watching the news when President Trump was throwing paper towels during his visit to Puerto Rico Tuesday. He was in the studio working on a song for relief for the island.... Read More

Las Vegas Shooting: Kimmel Takes On Washington After Massacre

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel fought back tears Monday night during an emotionally charged monologue on the politics of gun control after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history devastated his hometown of Las Vegas. There is probably no way to ever know why a human being would do something like this to other human beings who were at a concert,... Read More

Jason Aldean Says He’s Heartbroken, Calls for Prayers After ‘Horrific’ Las Vegas Attack

Country music star Jason Aldean took to social media to offer condolences and say he was heartbroken after a gunman killed more than 50 people at a Las Vegas music festival Sunday night. Aldean, who was on stage outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino when the shooting started, posted on Instagram a call to "Pray for Las Vegas" and... Read More

Was Jordin Sparks Sending Trump a Message at Cowboys-Cardinals Game?

When Jordin Sparks stepped forward to sing the National Anthem before Monday night's NFL game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Arizona, she didn't take a knee — unlike many of the players. She was more subtle. Sparks, 28, the platinum-selling singer who won the sixth season of "American Idol," belted out "The Star-Spangled Banner" with... Read More

Pharrell Williams, Others Take Knee at Charlottesville Concert

Some artists at Sunday's "A Concert for Charlottesville" took a knee in solidarity with NFL players who protested during the national anthem in defiance of President Trump, who said that players who kneel during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" should be fired. Pharrell Williams got down on both knees during the concert, a show that aimed to promote "healing, unity and justice"... Read More

Senator ‘Lied’ Over Health Care Bill, Jimmy Kimmel Says

LOS ANGELES — Jimmy Kimmel railed against a new Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, this time calling one senator a liar for claiming that he supported a health care bill that guaranteed coverage for all families. The senator, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, has been saying that any type of health care plan had to pass what he called... Read More

Every Political Moment at the 2017 Emmy Awards

Whenever an awards show takes place in the midst of a charged political climate, it's always the topical speeches that define the night. This year's Emmy Awards honored TV's current politicized landscape, so naturally winners from The Crown's John Lithgow to Master of None's Lena Waithe embraced the opportunity to make a statement on Sunday night. The most common target... Read More