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'Greenleaf' Season 3 Premieres August 28 on Own

Season 3 of Own's hit megachurch drama Greenleaf will premiere on Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 29 at 10 p.m. each night.

The drama-filled season will feature guest stars including multiple Emmy, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning actor Beau Bridges (Homeland), who plays Bob Whitmore, the folksy and charming founder of Harmony of Hope Ministries - a massive denomination with churches all over the world - who will use any unsavory tool at his disposal to win. Iyanla Vanzant, six-time New York Times' best-selling author, acclaimed spiritual life coach and star of Own's popular Iyanla: Fix My Life, portrays herself helping Charity (Deborah Joy Winans) finally find her place in the Greenleaf family. Multiple Grammy Award-winning recording artist, actress, and entrepreneur Patti Labelle guest stars in the recurring role of Maxine Patterson - a famous Christian motivational speaker and the CEO of a global Christian self-help empire; an old friend
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TV News Roundup: Netflix Gives First Look at Season 2 of ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’

TV News Roundup: Netflix Gives First Look at Season 2 of ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’
In today’s roundup, first looks from the upcoming seasons of “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Marvel’s Luke Cage.”


CBS has announced that model Ashley Graham, singer-songwriter Jewel and WWE chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon will appear on this season of “Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition,” with episodes for all three airing in June. Other celebrities going undercover at average jobs this season include Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, “Frozen” star Idina Menzel, YouTuber Bethany Mota and former NFL player Deion Sanders.


Greenleaf” returns on Own for a two-night third season premiere on Aug. 28 and Aug. 29 at 10 p.
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‘American Idol’ Season 16: How did our predictions contest winner know Maddie Poppe would win? [Watch]

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“During that last week of performances I could just feel a shift happening and Maddie Poppe was gaining momentum,” reveals Denton Davidson, our Season 16 “American Idol” predictions contest winner (see our leaderboard here). Above, watch Davidson’s video chat with Gold Derby’s Marcus James Dixon in which he explains how he knew the “Going Going Gone” singer would win the title, upsetting Gabby Barrett and Caleb Lee Hutchinson.

See ‘American Idol’: Did Maddie Poppe deserve to win season 16 over Gabby Barrett and Caleb Lee Hutchinson? [Poll]

“I think Gabby was the frontrunner throughout most of the season,” Davidson continues, “but, if you look at the iTunes chart, Maddie was leading the pack. They actually finished in the same order as their iTunes songs charted.”

Davidson also believes Maddie benefited from being the only pop/folk singer remaining. “She was up against two country artists who were potentially splitting votes
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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ 10 episode 10 recap: Which queen was banned from ‘Social Media Kings Into Queens’? [Updating Live]

The 10th episode of season 10 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” airs May 24 on VH1. For the mini challenge on “Social Media Kings Into Queens,” the remaining six queens transform into macho men to tout a new body spray, Trade. In the maxi challenge each is assigned a social media superstar and tasked with giving them a drag makeover. Joining RuPaul Charles, Ross Mathews and Michelle Visage on the judges panel in episode 10 are actor Miles Heizer (“13 Reasons Why”) and singer Lizzo.

See ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ 10 episode 10 recap: Was the right queen eliminated in ‘Social Media Kings Into Queens’? [Poll]

We expect them to choose Aquaria as the winner of the maxi challenge. Our exclusive Gold Derby predictions have this sassy 21-year-old Brooklynite going on to take the title at the end of this season of “Drag Race.” Conversely, we are predicting that Monét X Change — a 27-year-old who hails
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Stars Added To 25th Anniversary Life Ball

In anticipation of the 25th Anniversary Life Ball, the organizers held a press conference last week in Vienna, Austria to announce the final list of participants and details for this year’s event including information on the Life+ Celebration Concert, amfAR’S Epic Ride To Life Ball, Life Ball Opening & Gala and Life Ball Next Generation.

Newly announced participants joining Paris Jackson and Charlize Theron include partner organization representatives Adrien Brody (Representing amfAR / Epic Ride participant) and Gus Kenworthy (Representing Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS); performers Betty Who (Life Ball Opening performer), Patti Labelle (Life Ball Gala Performer), Rufus Wainwright (Life Ball Gala Performer), Hector Fonseca (Life Ball Red Carpet performer), and Erika Jayne (Life Ball Gala Performer); plus additional attendees Caitlyn Jenner (Participant), Gigi Gorgeous (Participant), Brad Goreski (Participant) Nats Getty (Participant), Kelly Osbourne (Red Carpet “Style Jury” Participant), Johnny Wujek (Red Carpet “Style Jury” Participant), and many more.
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‘American Idol’ Finale: ABC Reboot Names First Winner

(Spoiler alert: Please don’t read on if you haven’t watched Monday’s finale of “American Idol”)

Maddie Poppe was crowned winner of the 16th season of “American Idol” on Monday night, becoming the first winner of the singing competition at its new home on ABC.

Heading into the finale, it was down to the top three contestants, Gabby Barrett, Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Poppe.

The 19-year-old from Iowa sang Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” for her last performance on Sunday night, which earned heavy praise from judge Katy Perry.

Also Read: 'Dancing With the Stars: Athletes' Crowns Its First Champion

The episode padded out its two-hour run time with a number of musical performances, including by judges Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan — accompanied by a number of this season’s finalists — as well as guests Bebe Rexha, Darius Rucker, Gary Clark Jr., Nick Jonas, Patti Labelle and Yolanda Adams.
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American Idol Finale Recap: Did the Right Singer Win Season 16?

ABC crowned its first American Idol on Monday in a two-hour finale that also welcomed a wild assortment of celebrity guests, both human and Muppet.

But before we break down the biggest moments of the night, let’s get to the results:

With 45 minutes left in the broadcast, Ryan Seacrest revealed that Gabby Barrett placed third and would not be moving forward in the finale. We weren’t given the kind of extended goodbye these contestants have deserved all season, but at least we got to watch her fully walk off stage, which is… something, I guess?

This left Caleb Lee Hutchinson
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'American Idol' Star Harper Grace Is a Natural Beauty and We Love Her Look

At just 16 years old, Harper Grace sent shock waves through the music community when she continually belted out song after song, week after week, on American Idol. But she doesn't just have a pretty voice — she is also a natural beauty who often goes without makeup on social media to prove it! Harper shared a photo of herself on Instagram sans makeup and she's totally gorgeous. "At my [favorite] restaurant, reppin' my [favorite] sweatshirt, and embracing my bare face! Summer is on its way," she wrote. "I'm ready for hot weather, tan skin, fresh juice, swimsuits, beach time, and no makeup all summer long!" A post shared by Harper Grace (@harpergracexo) on May 8, 2018 at 10:50am Pdt She's legit beautiful! Unfortunately, her run on American Idol ended, but fans should be happy to know that she was actually able to get back on the show for the two-part season finale on May 20 and performed her original song,
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‘American Idol’ finale: Everything you need to know about the May 21 results show

The winner of season 16 of “American Idol” will be revealed at the end of the May 21 results show. The three finalists are Gabby Barrett, Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Maddie Poppe. They will open the two-hour telecast with a performance of “Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha. This marks a return to “idol” for Rexha. She had been a mentor to the Top 24 and done a duet then with Hutchinson on this song, which was a big hit for her and Florida Georgia Line last year.

Each of the finalists will also get a chance to shine in a duet on Monday’s show with the original artists. Hutchinson is slated to sing “Wagon Wheel” with Darius Rucker. Poppe will perform the Oscar-nominated “Rainbow Connection” with Kermit the Frog. And Barrett will join with “Idol” judge Luke Bryan on “Most People Are Good.”

One of the other two “Idol” judges, Lionel Richie,
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‘American Idol’ Finale: Three Finalists Will Perform Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, Journey Hits

‘American Idol’ Finale: Three Finalists Will Perform Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, Journey Hits
The “American Idol” reboot is coming to a conclusion with its two-part season finale airing tonight (May 20) and tomorrow (May 21) on ABC with the top three battling to be crowned the new winner. Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Maddie Poppe and Gabby Barrett are set to perform tonight, with the top two to be revealed on Monday night’s episode.

The Top 3 finalists will perform three songs: a hometown dedication, a repeat of their favorite song of the season, and their winner’s single. In addition to performances by Caleb, Gabby, and Maddie, four past contestants — Jonny Brenns, Catie Turner, Michelle Sussett
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RuPaul's Drag Race Recap: 'Two Old Queens Stand Before Me...'

RuPaul's Drag Race Recap: 'Two Old Queens Stand Before Me...'
Following an Emmy Award-worthy introduction from Stephen Colbert (“Okurrr?“), the remaining six queens on Thursday’s Drag Race buckled in for an evening of butts, bots and Boniva.

Mini Challenge: Pants Down, Bottoms Up

In a game very true to its name, this week’s mini challenge was basically Memory — only instead of matching words or pictures, the queens picked various shirtless gentlemen to drop their pants in the hopes of matching pairs of undies. It was basically just an excuse to check out some butts and yell stuff like “Do you you want fries with that shake?”

Winner: Aquaria
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Team Kelly Clarkson on ‘The Voice’: Alexa Cappelli was robbed of place in Top 12, say 41% of readers

Team Kelly Clarkson on ‘The Voice’: Alexa Cappelli was robbed of place in Top 12, say 41% of readers
The Voice” coach Kelly Clarkson is hoping that first time is the charm when the Top 12 perform on the live Monday, April 23 show. She has three strong artists in contention for the season 14 title. America got to decide on two of her team while she was limited to making just one choice. She was faced with a particularly tough decision as her four remaining artists each had merit. In the end, she went with D.R. King over Alexa Cappelli, Dylan Hartigan and Tish Haynes Keys.

We asked you which of those three artists that didn’t make the cut with Clarkson was the most deserving to move on to the live shows. Your choice, by a slim margin, was Cappelli, who has 41% of the vote as this writing. That puts her four points ahead of Keys while Hartingan is down at 22%.

If you haven’t voted in our poll yet,
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‘The Voice’: Which Team Kelly Clarkson artist was robbed of a place in the Top 12? [Poll]

‘The Voice’: Which Team Kelly Clarkson artist was robbed of a place in the Top 12? [Poll]
In last winter’s season 13, the coaches on “The Voice” decided which three artists to take to the Top 12. With the current season 14, America got to decide two of these picks while each coach was limited to just one choice. New coach Kelly Clarkson was faced with a particularly tough decision as her four remaining artists each had merit. In the end, she went with D.R. King over Alexa Cappelli, Dylan Hartigan and Tish Haynes Keys.

Do you think she made a mistake? Below, read a brief recap of each of these three artists that didn’t make the grade with her in the Top 24 playoffs and then vote in our poll as to which was the most deserving to move on to the live shows. And be sure to sound off in the comments section with your thoughts on Clarkson and her team.

Alexa Cappelli

Age: 18

Hometown: Upland, California
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Tina Turner, 78, Makes First Red Carpet Appearance in Five Years — See the Pics!

She's back and better than ever! Tina Turner, 78, made her first red carpet appearance in five years on Tuesday, April 17 to attend the opening of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical in London. The production is based on the beloved rock and roll artist's life, starting from her humble beginnings and documenting her rise to great success. Accompanied by her husband of nearly five years, Erwin Bach, Tina rocked a black pantsuit and silver shoes on the red carpet. The "What's Love Got to Do With It" singer looked stunning and youthful. Check out the video below to see Tina's look! Tina was heavily involved in the production of the musical, and has documented her set visits on her social media accounts. The day of the premiere, the proud star took to Instagram to share a cast photo and a special message. "After three years of hard work from our fantastic cast and crew,
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‘The Voice’: Team Kelly Clarkson power rankings best to worst on eve of season 14 Top 24 live shows

‘The Voice’: Team Kelly Clarkson power rankings best to worst on eve of season 14 Top 24 live shows
Kelly Clarkson is coming on strong in her first season as a coach on “The Voice.” She heads into the first live show on April 16, which will feature the Top 24, with one of the strongest of the four teams. This one-time “American Idol” winner is rivaled only by three-time coach Alicia Keys. The two veterans of this reality competition series — Adam Levine and Blake Shelton — lag well behind according to our readers.

Clarkson’s six artists earned a combined 11 chair turns during the blind auditions. Four of these made the cut by winning a knockout while one was saved by Clarkson and the other was stolen from a rival coach after losing their knockout.

We have compiled a power ranking of the contestants now on Team Kelly Clarkson. These would-be winners are listed from best to worst based on: their reception in the knockouts, battles and blind auditions; the resulting
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‘The Voice’ Top 24: Which of the 6 artists on Team Kelly Clarkson could win season 14? [Poll]

‘The Voice’ Top 24: Which of the 6 artists on Team Kelly Clarkson could win season 14? [Poll]
Kelly Clarkson is a formidable force in her debut season as a coach on NBC’s “The Voice.” The first winner of “American Idol” drew on that experience to select the right six artists to take through to the first live round of the competition, which kicks off on April 16. During the just-concluded knockout round, she had to cut her team from eight to five. And she added one steal from the cast-offs of the other coaches.

Which of the six artists on her team heading into the knockout round do you think could go all the way and win season 14 of “The Voice”? Take a look at detailed bios of each of them in the photo gallery above and then read a the recap of each of the songs that got them to this stage of the competition. Cast your vote in our poll at the bottom of this post.
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‘The Voice’ season 14: Which Night 3 knockout was the best? [Poll]

‘The Voice’ season 14: Which Night 3 knockout was the best? [Poll]
The Voice” aired the last of the three episodes dedicated to the knockout round of season 14 on April 9. It featured the final seven match-ups and produced a lot of drama. This is the final pre-taped stage of the competition that saw the 32 remaining artists pared down to 20 for the live shows. The four coaches — Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton — didn’t pick the songs that their artists performed in match-ups against each other. However, they did get to declare a winner of the sing-off and each could steal one of the rejects of the other three and save one artist from their team as well.

Below, take a read of our recap of each of the seven knockouts from April 9 and then weigh in with your choice as to the best of these match-ups by voting in our poll and sounding off in the comments section.
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Fans Are Recasting Black Panther With '90s Actors, and Their Choices Are Spot On

Black Panther is no longer just a movie - it's basically a worldwide phenomenon. Marvel's latest superhero film has not only demolished box office records all over the globe, but it's also already earning 2019 Oscar buzz. This is in no small part due to the incredibly talented cast that brings the story of T'Challa and Wakanda to life. But what if Chadwick Boseman didn't play the titular hero? And Lupita Nyong'o wasn't given the role of Nakia, or Danai Gurira didn't appear as Okoye? It's impossible to imagine. But that's exactly what Twitter has been up to recently, for one pretty entertaining reason.

On April 3, one Twitter user imagined who might be in Black Panther if it had been released in the '90s. In this case they volunteered Chocolate City actor Michael Jai White as fan-favorite M'Baku, the role made popular in the film by Winston Duke.

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Greenleaf: Season Three; Patti Labelle to Recur on Own TV Show

Greenleaf has a new star. Deadline reports Patti Labelle will recur on season three of the Own TV show.The drama explores the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch. The cast includes Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Lovie Simone, Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Deborah Joy Winans, Tye White, GregAlan Williams, Benjamin Patterson, Anna Diop, Terri J. Vaughn, and Oprah Winfrey.Read More…
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TVLine Items: Labelle Joins Greenleaf, Corporate and Lore Renewed and More

TVLine Items: Labelle Joins Greenleaf, Corporate and Lore Renewed and More
Singer, author and actress Patti Labelle has been cast in the third season of Own’s Greenleaf.

The American Horror Story alum will recur as Maxine Patterson, a Christian motivational speaker and one of Mae’s (Lynn Whitfield) college friends when the series returns this summer.

Labelle’s previous TV credits also include Daytime Divas, Empire and A Different World.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Comedy Central’s Corporate has been renewed for a second season. The scripted comedy about the chaos of working for a corporation will air its Season 1 finale on Wednesday, March 14 at 10/9c.
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