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Taylor Swift and Kanye West's Rocky History: A Timeline

22 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's no secret Taylor Swift and Kanye West haven't had the steadiest of relationships through the years. The pair's bad blood first became news when the rapper ambushed Swift's acceptance speech for Video of the Year at the 2009 MTV VMAs - which he later apologized for. But after years of tension and a long-awaited reconciliation, Swift and West are back to where they started, following the rapper's February release of "Famous" off his The Life of Pablo album (which made jabs at the "New Romantics" crooner) and wife Kim Kardashian West's recent claims that Swift knew of West's plans to release the track. »

- Grace Gavilanes, @gracegavilanes

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Degrassi's 20 Most Iconic Moments, Ranked

24 July 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

From its birth on TeenNick to its rebirth on Netflix, Degrassi has been going “there” for more than 15 years — and now, so are we.

In honor of the franchise’s 500th episode — now available to stream as part of Degrassi: Next Class‘ second season — we’re revisiting its most iconic storylines, counting down 20 moments even more memorable than Heather Sinclair’s bargain basement nose job. Whether they made us laugh or cry, all of these unforgettable twists made us wish we were lucky enough to attend Degrassi Community School. (And, you know, that it was real.)

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Watch: Céline Dion Imitates Cher, Rihanna, Sia to a T for Tonight Show Wheel of Musical Impressions

21 July 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Embedcode {}] She's been imitated by Ariana Grande on The Tonight Show, and now it's Céline Dion's turn to take the wheel... of Musical Impressions. For Thursday's episode, the legendary singer not only performed Queen's "The Show Must Go On," but she also played the fan-beloved game and transformed her iconic voice to copy her friends Cher, Rihanna and Sia. Dion, 48, nailed her imitation of Cher singing "Frére Jacques" and even slipped in a little bit of "Believe" at the end. And if that wasn't stellar enough, the Vegas headliner seamlessly parodied RiRi's hit "Work" into the classic "Row, Row, »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Watch: Céline Dion Imitates Cher, Rihanna, Sia to a T for Tonight Show Wheel of Musical Impressions

21 July 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Embedcode {}] She's been imitated by Ariana Grande on The Tonight Show, and now it's Céline Dion's turn to take the wheel... of Musical Impressions. For Thursday's episode, the legendary singer not only performed Queen's "The Show Must Go On," but she also played the fan-beloved game and transformed her iconic voice to copy her friends Cher, Rihanna and Sia. Dion, 48, nailed her imitation of Cher singing "Frére Jacques" and even slipped in a little bit of "Believe" at the end. And if that wasn't stellar enough, the Vegas headliner seamlessly parodied RiRi's hit "Work" into the classic "Row, Row, »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Here’s Why Degrassi Will Never Die (And No, It’s Not Just Because of Netflix)

18 July 2016 12:40 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you’re a Canadian under the age of 40, you’ve never known a world without “Degrassi.” One of television’s most globally iconic shows, the teen soap opera has been on the air in one form or another since 1979. And that’s thanks to the hard work of creator Linda Schuyler, who brought the show to life, as she explains below, because she was so frustrated by the fact that the junior high school kids she was teaching had no television made specifically for them.

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Having undergone numerous relaunches and rebrandings, including the addictive “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” the show has remained a part of the zeitgeist for decades. This week, Season 2 of “Degrassi: Next Class” premieres on Netflix, reaching its 500th episode.

At the TCA Winter Press Tour, Linda Schuyler and executive »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Degrassi’ Reunion Episode Coming to Netflix, but Don’t Count on Drake Showing Up

18 July 2016 11:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

“Degrassi” is airing its 500th episode this week, and a lot of familiar faces are showing up to celebrate the milestone. Netflix, which is fast becoming our official purveyor of nostalgia TV, is buffeting its “Fuller House” and “Gilmore Girls” revivals with a reunion of everyone’s favorite teenage melodrama.

Notably absent from the announcement video, which was first posted to the “Degrassi” Facebook page, is one Jimmy Brooks, Aka Drake. The popular basketball star was bound to a wheelchair after a school shooting — easily one of the show’s most over-the-top incidents, which is saying a lot — but remained a fan favorite. The rest of the gang is mostly accounted for, however: Craig, Paige, Liberty, Marco, Spinner, Emma et al.

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- Michael Nordine

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‘Equals’ Review: Kristen Stewart Is The Only Bright Spot In This Dull Dystopian Romance

13 July 2016 8:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Unfolding like a narcotized, hyper-literal remake of “Pleasantville” that looks as though it were almost entirely shot on the monochromatic set of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” video, Drake Doremus’ “Equals” is a painfully inert sci-fi romance that commits the gravest possible sin of modern cinema: It (almost) wastes Kristen Stewart.

One of those dystopian stories in which the vast majority of the world-building is accomplished via an inelegant barrage of expository information, “Equals” acclimates us to its sterile vision of the future by shoving information through the various screens that are built in to its set design. For example, a desk-sized tablet tells its user that The Great War eradicated most of mankind, bombs scorching 99.6% of the Earth’s inhabitable land (and 100% of its ugly people, it would seem). You know, just the trivial kind of detail that citizens of tomorrow might be liable to forget if not reminded by their inanimate workstations. »

- David Ehrlich

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Watch Drake Struggle With Office Banter in Cut 'SNL' Skit

28 June 2016 1:15 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Drake served as both host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live last month and on Tuesday, the show revealed an unaired skit with the rapper excised from the episode's TV broadcast due to time constraints.

The segment finds Drake playing a new employee at Kinko's, where he has to work alongside SNL cast members Beck Bennett and Bobby Moynihan. Bennett and Moynihan have a finely honed rapport – full of inside jokes and synced movements – which helps them get through days full of banal work. But every time Drake attempts »

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What It Takes to Write ‘The Tonight Show’ (And The Writers’ 5 Favorite Sketches)

24 June 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

To appreciate how much work goes into writing a show like “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” ask a writer how many jokes they must write on any given day for any given segment. The answer is easily dozens, and that doesn’t include comedy pitches for celebrity guests and big sketch ideas like the show’s famed TV show parodies.

Gerard Bradford, a supervising writer for “Tonight Show,” broke down for IndieWire just how intense the production process can be. He also revealed some of his favorite sketches from the past year, and their more unusual inspirations.

What does having a regular schedule for specific desk bits like “Thank You Notes” mean for the rhythm of writing the show? 

It definitely helps – especially on a show like ours where we’re doing five hour-long shows a week, and each show can be very different content-wise on any given day. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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What It Takes to Write ‘The Tonight Show’ (And The Writers’ 5 Favorite Sketches)

24 June 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

To appreciate how much work goes into writing a show like “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” ask a writer how many jokes they must write on any given day for any given segment. The answer is easily dozens, and that doesn’t include comedy pitches for celebrity guests and big sketch ideas like the show’s famed TV show parodies.

Gerard Bradford, a supervising writer for “Tonight Show,” broke down for IndieWire just how intense the production process can be. He also revealed some of his favorite sketches from the past year, and their more unusual inspirations.

What does having a regular schedule for specific desk bits like “Thank You Notes” mean for the rhythm of writing the show? 

It definitely helps – especially on a show like ours where we’re doing five hour-long shows a week, and each show can be very different content-wise on any given day. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Maya & Marty's Maya Rudolph on Her Four Kids: 'We Have a lot of Living Room Shows!'

14 June 2016 4:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Maya & Marty star Maya Rudolph has starred in film, TV and the live stage, but there is one place where she is not allowed to be the center of attention – her own living room! "We have a lot of living room shows," Rudolph tells People of her family, "But I'm usually told to sit down and watch!"Rudolph has three daughters and a son with husband Paul Thomas Anderson. "They'll dance to anything," she says of her brood. "They're natural hams." Despite stealing the spotlight, the 43-year-old actress says her oldest daughter, Pearl Minnie, 10, is "very proud" of her famous mother, »

- Kristen Caires, @kristencaires

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Christina Grimmie: Remembering Her Best Performances on The Voice

12 June 2016 8:49 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Words can’t accurately convey the horror and heartbreak of The Voice alum Christina Grimmie‘s senseless shooting death Friday night while signing autographs after a concert in Florida.

The world lost a creative, charismatic, ridiculously talented artist who had decades of musical memory-making in front of her. Even worse, Grimmie’s friends and family now have to contemplate a future without the bubbly, driven and by-all-accounts infectiously positive 22-year-old in their lives.

Thirty-six hours after the tragedy occurred, there’s still no making sense of it. I suspect there’ll never never any making sense of it.

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Maya & Marty (and Tina & Steve): What Were the Best and Worst Sketches?

7 June 2016 8:28 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Tina Fey returned to her old 30 Rock stomping grounds on Tuesday alongside Maya & Marty‘s first second-time guest.

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Steve Martin, who briefly appeared during Episode 1, brought his banjo along for Week 2 of NBC’s summer variety venture.

SNL‘s primetime equivalent followed up on its May 31 debut with sketches involving improper forms of etiquette, gropey ventriloquist dummies and Oprah Winfrey’s favorite things. The hour also featured special guests Nathan Lane, Sean Hayes and Drake, the latter of whom was sorely missing from all but one segment in »

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Video: Bernie Sanders Formally Endorses Larry David for 'President'

28 May 2016 2:02 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Bernie Sanders wants four more years of ‘Bernie Sanders.’

In an outtake from his appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher, the presidential hopeful officially voted to keep his comedic doppelgänger (and onetime co-star) Larry David employed at Saturday Night Live through 2020.

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“I think he’s one of the funniest guys in America,” Sanders enthused in the below video. “I want to see him continue to be funny on television for the next four years.”

And just in case the subtext of Sanders’ ringing endorsement didn’t register, »

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Hillary Clinton on Beyonce's 'Lemonade': 'It's Great'

25 May 2016 6:06 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Hillary Clinton visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show for an interview that airs Wednesday, with the Democratic candidate discussing a variety of topics from potential vice president picks to her admiration for Beyoncé's Lemonade. "I have seen parts of it, and I do like it. It's great," Clinton said, taking a question from Taylor Swift during an audience Q&A.

On the episode, DeGeneres and Clinton played a game called "Would You Rather: VP Edition," where the host pitted two celebrities against each other and the former secretary of state chose »

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Drake University Invites Rapper Drake to Tour Campus While in Des Moines for Concert

20 May 2016 2:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Drake will be in Des Moines for "Work" this fall - but local college Drake University is offering him something to do in his down time. Friday afternoon, the rapper took to Twitter to announce 15 new tour dates, including one in the Iowa capital city, and the Des Moines university sharing the "Hotline Bling" artist's name was quick to accommodate him. Shortly after the Summer Sixteen Tour stop was announced, Drake University released a pun-filled press release inviting the Views star (né Aubrey Graham) to visit. "Drake University students have lobbied for years to #BringDrakeToDrake, and we're eager to welcome »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Drake University Invites Rapper Drake to Tour Campus While in Des Moines for Concert

20 May 2016 2:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Drake will be in Des Moines for "Work" this fall - but local college Drake University is offering him something to do in his down time. Friday afternoon, the rapper took to Twitter to announce 15 new tour dates, including one in the Iowa capital city, and the Des Moines university sharing the "Hotline Bling" artist's name was quick to accommodate him. Shortly after the Summer Sixteen Tour stop was announced, Drake University released a pun-filled press release inviting the Views star (né Aubrey Graham) to visit. "Drake University students have lobbied for years to #BringDrakeToDrake, and we're eager to welcome »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Watch Drake, Jared Leto Play 'Never Have I Ever' on 'Ellen'

18 May 2016 8:14 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Following his hosting gig on Saturday Night Live, Drake stopped by Ellen to discuss being the host and musical guest on the sketch comedy show. 

"It's one of the most intense talent gauntlets I've ever been put through," the rapper said before noting how little time he had between sketches and even before his musical performance where he sang "One Dance" live for the first time. After discussing his friendship with Rihanna and meeting a charismatic 9-year-old boy at the NBA All-Star game, Drake nearly jumped out of his chair »

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Drake and Jared Leto Give Hope to People Everywhere by Admitting They've Hooked Up With Fans Before

18 May 2016 6:36 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

As if scaring the living daylights out of Drake when he appeared on her talk show Wednesday morning wasn't enough, Ellen DeGeneres also had him play a round of her "Never Have I Ever" game. To raise the stakes, she brought out Suicide Squad actor and Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto to join in the fun, and the pair was hit with questions like "Have you ever hooked up with a fan on tour?" and "Have you ever made out with someone twice your age?" Although Jared seemed to answer truthfully, Drake was being totally coy. Watch the video above to hear their hilarious answers, and then check out the best part of Drake's recent SNL appearance. »

- Quinn Keaney

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Trust Us, You've Never Seen Drake Freak Out Like This Before

17 May 2016 10:03 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Fresh off his hosting gig on Saturday Night Live, Drake stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week to promote his new album, Views. After discussing his friendship with Rihanna and playing a fun game of "Never Have I Ever" with Jared Leto, the usually calm rapper was in for quite a scare when Ellen had a man dressed up as Drake jump out of a coffee table next to him. Not only is his reaction pretty Lol-worthy, but his recovery is also a must see. Watch the clip in full above, then check out our full rundown of his on-and-off romance with Rihanna. »

- Monica Sisavat

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