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Adam Sandler still gets emotional singing Chris Farley song
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Adam Sandler still gets emotional singing Chris Farley song

CNN  —  Adam Sandler will always Chris Farley. More than twenty years after Farley’s death, Sandler still gets sad when he sings the “Chris Farley Song,” a song he wrote for his late friend and comedian, who died in December 1997 of a drug overdose at age 33. Sandler told the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast that his musical tribute still makes him emotional. He performed the song as part of his Netflix special “Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh” and sang it on “SNL” when he hosted in May 2019. “The first few times, we played that song, I would tear up and I couldn’t really sing it well because I’d get so emotional, and then I felt it and was able to get it out there,” Sandler said on the podcast. “I...
Jill Scott announces ‘Who is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds Vol. 1’ 23rd anniversary tour
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Jill Scott announces ‘Who is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds Vol. 1’ 23rd anniversary tour

CNN  —  After a 20th-anniversary tour of Jill Scott’s chart-topping album, “Who Is Jill Scott?: Words and Sounds Vol I” was forced to end prematurely due to the pandemic, it will resume. Scott has announced that she’ll be back on the road next year for shows during which she will play the album in full, including her hits like “Gettin’ in the Way,” “A Long Walk” and other songs. The tour, produced by Live Nation Urban, will play in over 20 markets across the country. Scott will also have special multi-show residencies in Washington, D.C. at the MGM National Harbor on Mother’s Day weekend and Scott’s hometown of Philadelphia at The MET Philadelphia. It marks the first time the North Philadelphia native...
Gabourey Sidibe reveals she’s been secretly married for over a year
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Gabourey Sidibe reveals she’s been secretly married for over a year

CNN  —  It turns out that Gabourey Sidibe has been even busier than previously thought since the beginning of the pandemic. Not only did the Oscar-nominated actress get engaged, she also secretly got married well over a year ago. The “breaking news” was revealed during a lively interview on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” on Monday, in which Sidibe revealed further details on her now husband Brandon Frankel’s engagement proposal in late 2020, as well as their secret wedding in March 2021. “The thing about weddings is I don’t like them. I don’t like them,” the “Precious” star explained to the hosts. “Here’s an example of how much I don’t like them: I’m actually married. We got married over a y...
Blackpink named Time Entertainer of the Year 2022
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Blackpink named Time Entertainer of the Year 2022

CNN  —  Global pop sensation Blackpink have been chosen as Time magazine’s 2022 Entertainer of the Year, making the four-woman band the second K-pop artists to earn the title, after BTS in 2020. Selected by YG Entertainment, a big South Korean record label that screens performers for star quality and trains them intensively, the quartet – Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa and Rosé – found international stardom quickly after their 2016 debut. Their first LP, “The Album,” sold more than one million copies in less than a month after its 2020 release. In a Time feature marking the Entertainer of the Year award, the group revisited their journey, from playing at Coachella in 2019 to performing “Pink ...
Kirstie Alley, star of ‘Cheers’ and films including ‘Look Who’s Talking,’ dead at 71
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Kirstie Alley, star of ‘Cheers’ and films including ‘Look Who’s Talking,’ dead at 71

CNN  —  Actress Kirstie Alley, star of the big and small screens known for her Emmy-winning role on “Cheers” and films like “Look Who’s Talking,” has died after a brief battle with cancer, her children True and Lillie Parker announced on her social media. She was 71. “We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered,” the statement read. “She was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great strength, leaving us with a certainty of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead,” the family’s statement continued. “As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazi...
Neil Diamond surprises audience with ‘Sweet Caroline’ at Broadway opening
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Neil Diamond surprises audience with ‘Sweet Caroline’ at Broadway opening

CNN  —  Neil Diamond sang “Sweet Caroline” at the Broadway opening of his musical” A Beautiful Noise,” five years after retiring due to his Parkinson’s diagnosis. Diamond stopped touring in January 2018, but brought the audience to their feet with his rendition of “Caroline” at the Broadhurst Theatre on Sunday, with his wife Katie McNeil by his side. It was a rare public outing for the singer. The musical tracks Diamond’s life, and his path to becoming a successful solo artist after first writing songs for other performers. The rock legend last performed a full concert at the Forum in Los Angeles in August 2017. Diamond has had more than 70 songs hit the Bill...
John Travolta and Kirstie Alley: A love story
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John Travolta and Kirstie Alley: A love story

CNN  —  Kirstie Alley and John Travolta were never romantically involved, but that wasn’t how she initially wanted it. Alley, who died Monday at the age of 71 after a brief illness, often talked of her feelings for Travolta, whom she called the “greatest love” of her life. The pair starred together “Look Who’s Talking” film franchise (the first movie hit theaters in 1989). During an appearance in 2018 on “Celebrity Big Brother U.K.”, Alley talked about how easy it is to fall in love with leading men. She named two co-stars she said she developed feelings for, but never fully consummated the attraction: Patrick Swayze and Travolta. “I almost ran off and married John. I did l...
Ashton Kutcher and twin Michael talk health, guilt and rift between them
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Ashton Kutcher and twin Michael talk health, guilt and rift between them

CNN  —  In a rare interview, twin brothers Ashton and Michael Kutcher talked about both their bond and their rift. The pair appeared on the new Paramount+ series “The Checkup with Dr. David Agus.” Agus, who is Ashton Kutcher’s doctor, first spoke with the actor about his battle with the autoimmune condition vasculitis. Later he sat down with the brothers to talk about Michael Kutcher having cerebral palsy and also the moment he almost died as a youngster after contracting viral myocarditis that caused his heart to become enlarged and fail. The brothers both got emotional about Michael’s heart stopping while Ashton was visiting him in the intensive care unit. “I g...
‘The Daily Show’ reveals Chelsea Handler, Leslie Jones and John Leguizamo will guest host
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‘The Daily Show’ reveals Chelsea Handler, Leslie Jones and John Leguizamo will guest host

CNN  —  The end of an era is fast approaching at Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” and the network has announced at least the first phase of plans for what’s to come next. Following longtime host Trevor Noah’s imminent departure, the network shared this week that comedy legends including Al Franken, Chelsea Handler, D. L. Hughley, Leslie Jones, John Leguizamo, Hasan Minhaj, Kal Penn, Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes and Marlon Wayans will fill in as host of the late-night show starting Tuesday, January 17th, as part of its “next chapter”. Comedy Central added that “Daily Show” correspondents and contributors are also “set to host with additional details to be announced.” “As we enter Tr...