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  • Gregg Allman: Southern Pride Without the ConfederacyGregg Allman: Southern Pride Without the Confederacy
    The tributes to Gregg Allman, who died Saturday at 69, have been flowing steadily. They’ve noted his mellifluous voice, his keyboard, his composing talents, his marriage to Cher, his creation of southern rock as a genre. But a lot of them have missed the ways in which The Allman Brothers Band promoted a sense of […]
  • Loretta Lynn Remains in Hospital Following StrokeLoretta Lynn Remains in Hospital Following Stroke
    Loretta Lynn’s publicist confirmed to Rare Country on May 8 that the country music legend remains hospitalized after a stroke. Country music fans will recall that news broke over the weekend that the 85-year-old singer-songwriter had been admitted to a Nashville hospital after suffering a stroke on the night of May 4 at her home […]
  • Talks Progress as Writers Guild Strike Looms in HollywoodTalks Progress as Writers Guild Strike Looms in Hollywood
    LOS ANGELES — The Writers Guild of America and the major studios appeared Sunday to be moving closer toward a deal that would avert a strike, with the studios appearing to increase their offers on several contentious issues, including the writers’ health fund. But no deal has been announced so far and a strike could […]
  • Bob Dylan Finally Receives Nobel Prize in StockholmBob Dylan Finally Receives Nobel Prize in Stockholm
    American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan accepted his Nobel Prize in literature Saturday in Stockholm, members of the Swedish Academy and local media reported. Dylan received his Nobel diploma and medal during a small ceremony at a hotel near where he performed later Saturday, Klas Ostergren, a member of the Swedish Academy, told The Associated Press. Academy […]
  • ‘Gong Show’ Host Chuck Barris Dead at 87‘Gong Show’ Host Chuck Barris Dead at 87
    By Doreen McCallister KUNM Chuck Barris not only hosted The Gong Show, but he is responsible for creating such iconic TV game shows as The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game. Barris died of natural causes Tuesday at his home in Palisades, N.Y., according to publicist Paul Shefrin. On Barris’ gambit into game shows, Variety […]
  • Gov. Christie May Be Eying a Job as Sports Radio JockGov. Christie May Be Eying a Job as Sports Radio Jock
    As Chris Christie contemplates what he’ll do for a living after leaving the governor’s office in January 2018, there’s at least one job he’s in the running for: sports radio talk show host. Late last month, WFAN program director Mark Chernoff said Christie is in the mix of possible replacements when long-time drive-time sports guru […]
  • Video Likely to Hurt ‘A Dog’s Purpose’Video Likely to Hurt ‘A Dog’s Purpose’
    Marketers would describe “A Dog’s Purpose” as a film with “four-quadrant” appeal, meaning it’s likely to draw moviegoers of both genders, young and old. Based on a bestselling book and told from a dog’s perspective, it’s a feel-good story for animal lovers of all kinds. Which is why a video leaked last week of a […]
  • Actress Betty White Turns 95Actress Betty White Turns 95
    In honor of Betty White’s birthday, here are five things you may not know about The Golden Girls star: White was born in 1922, before sliced bread, ballpoint pens and bubble gum. White originally auditioned to play Blanche on The Golden Girls. She swapped roles with co-star Rue McClanahan in the casting process.  White married three times, […]
  • Hollywood Sign Altered to Read ‘Hollyweed’Hollywood Sign Altered to Read ‘Hollyweed’
    Los Angeles residents awoke early Sunday to see that one thing, at least, looked different in the New Year: the Hollywood sign. Armed with four tarpaulins, a prankster had climbed Mount Lee under the cover of night to edit the iconic landmark, which was changed to “HOLLYWeeD.” Security footage recorded at 3 a.m. Sunday showed […]
  • Carrie Fisher: Princess On and Off the ScreenCarrie Fisher: Princess On and Off the Screen
    Carrie Fisher didn’t just fight Darth Vader. She fought sexism. She fought ageism. She fought alcoholism, drug addiction, depression and bipolar disorder. She fought her critics. Fisher died Tuesday at age 60 after suffering a heart attack on Dec. 23. She’ll forever be remembered as a “Star Wars” princess, but Leia Organa was a fighter, because that’s what Carrie Fisher […]


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