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Aretha Franklin’s Life in Photos

When it comes to Aretha Franklin, the clichés are all true: She was larger than life. Her voice was the centerpiece of any room it floated through. She was able to succeed through multiple seismic shifts in music without losing ...

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Netflix Officially Signs Black-ish Creator Kenya Barris to Multimillion-Dollar Deal

Black-ish creator and Girls Trip writer Kenya Barris has landed at Netflix with a multimillion-dollar overall deal, just six months after ABC scrapped a politically themed episode of the writer-producer’s sitcom for “creative differences.” The pact is no surprise: In ...

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Ruth Wilson Says She’s ‘Not Allowed to Talk About Why’ She Left The Affair

Late into its fourth season, The Affair killed off Ruth Wilson’s character Alison. Though Alison’s death was foreshadowed early on in the show, Showtime has handled the way in which Wilson left the series extremely awkwardly (Ruth hasn’t done any ...

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Remembering Aretha Franklin’s Sweet Murphy Brown Cameo in 1991

While most of the Aretha Franklin memories being shared today are from live performances like Barack Obama’s inauguration or the Kennedy Center Honors, the legendary singer also gave a memorably sweet performance in a sitcom cameo back in 1991. During ...

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Disenchantment Does Not Cast a Spell

For the first 15 minutes of its first episode, Disenchantment seems like a promising fractured fairy tale dressed in the animation style of The Simpsons and Futurama. Created by Matt Groening, who famously gave birth to those aforementioned series, Disenchantment immediately ...

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Aretha Franklin Sang ‘My Country ’Tis of Thee’ At Obama’s First Inauguration and Restored The Union

A long time ago in (2009) in an America far, far away (this one), Aretha Franklin, who died today at 76, performed at Barack Obama’s first presidential inauguration. Moments before Obama was sworn in as the nation’s first black president, ...

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Keanu Reeves Is Publishing an Imprint of Esoteric Books, Not ‘Erotic’ Like We First Thought

If you’re like us (God help you), you read that headline, sat up and excitedly screamed, “WHAAAAA?” before realizing Keanu Reeves is, in fact, publishing a new imprint of “esoteric” books, not erotic books like you had thought and, let’s ...

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Watch the Squeaky-Clean Trailer for Alfonso Cuarón’s Netflix Drama Roma

Alfonso Cuarón’s Netflix drama Roma is the director’s most personal film yet, a Mexico City–set family drama in the early 1970s. Two young domestic workers — Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio) and Adela (Nancy García García), both of Mixteco descent — work ...

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Juliet, Naked Is Everything a Mainstream Rom-com Should Be But No Longer Is

Juliet, Naked has no one named Juliet who’s naked. No one in the movie is actually naked. It’s the title of an album within the film — a stripped-down version of another album, Juliet, by a fictional ‘90s American folk ...

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The Real Housewives of Dallas Recap: Big Amygdala Energy

Last night I dreamt I went to The Round-Up again — where in my swirling, fevered vision, hands became knives, and one of those knives became Mark’s all-too-discussed penis. Anyhoo, welcome back to Dallas, y’all! Let’s begin with a genuinely ...

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