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ABC’s Diane Sawyer to interview Caitlyn Jenner again

NEW YORK—ABC News’ Diane Sawyer is reprising her interview with Caitlyn Jenner, with the former Olympic gold medallist slated to talk about her first couple of years of life as a woman. The former Bruce Jenner spoke to Sawyer in a 2015 special that reached 17.1 million viewers and won a DuPont-Columbia journalism award. Jenner …

Chance the Rapper to play Lollapalooza in Chicago hometown

CHICAGO — Grammy-winning artist Chance the Rapper is planning a return to his hometown of Chicago this summer to headline the Lollapalooza music festival. Other headliners announced Wednesday morning on Lollapalooza’s website include The Killers, Lorde, Arcade Fire, Muse and blink-182. The four-day festival will run Aug. 3-6 in Chicago’s lakefront Grant Park. Lollapalooza called …

Chuck Berry’s final studio album to be released in June

ST. LOUIS—Chuck Berry’s final studio album will be released on June 16. The album, titled “CHUCK,” was announced in October, five months before the rock pioneer’s death on Saturday at the age of 90. “CHUCK” is Berry’s first album since 1979’s “Rock It.” Dualtone Records says eight of the 10 new recordings were written by …

Ryan Gosling on Malick, directing again and that Oscar flub

NEW YORK — Even amid the chaotic melee on the Dolby Theatre stage during the infamous best-picture Oscar flub, Ryan Gosling was typically unflappable. While most reacted with shock and confusion, there was the “La La Land” star — cool and bemused — chuckling on the side of the stage. “What can you say?” Gosling …

For juveniles sentenced to Shakespeare, the world’s a stage

PITTSFIELD, Mass. –Some juvenile offenders in Massachusetts are offered a choice straight out of “Hamlet”: to act or not to act. Shakespeare & Company, a theatre company in Lenox, works with the courts to get youngsters who run afoul of the law sentenced to perform works of Shakespeare on stage as an alternative to community …

‘Beauty and the Beast’ to be shown in Malaysia without cuts

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysia’s largest cinema chain said Tuesday it will begin showing the Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast” on March 30 without cutting a gay scene as had been ordered by film censors. The re-telling of the animated classic was originally scheduled to start screening on March 16 but was postponed after Disney refused …

Woody Harrelson gives up smoking pot after ’30 solid years’

NEW YORK—Woody Harrelson has given up marijuana after decades of what he calls partying too hard. The actor is one of Hollywood’s most well-known marijuana enthusiasts. Harrelson tells Vulture that he hasn’t smoked pot in nearly a year. He cites “30 solid years” of partying for his decision to quit. He also says he felt …

Tegan and Sara join YouTubers in questioning LGBTQ video filtering

TORONTO — A chorus of Canadian LGBTQ YouTubers, including pop duo Tegan and Sara, is calling for the video service to stop filtering out gay and trans-themed videos for some users. The Calgary-raised sisters took to social media to question why YouTube’s “restricted” setting blocks a wide variety of LGBTQ-friendly content for no clear reason. …

2 men dead in burning car believed tied to TV performer ID’d

PATERSON, N.J. –The deaths of two New Jersey men whose bodies were found in a burning car believed to belong to a reality television show performer have been ruled homicides. Passaic County prosecutors identified the men Monday as Aaron Anderson and Antonio Vega Jr. The Paterson residents were found Friday by emergency responders checking out …

Colin Farrell tapped to play Oliver North for Amazon

Colin Farrell is slated to star as Oliver North in a limited series from Amazon. Yorgos Lanthimos, who directed Farrell in the film “Lobster,” will direct the untitled, one-hour series that will cover the Iran-Contra scandal. Ben Stiller is among the executive producers. North, a decorated U.S. marine and a Fox News commentator, was at …

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