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‘Sesame Street’ Puppeteer Caroll Spinney Retires From Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch Roles

‘Sesame Street’ Puppeteer Caroll Spinney Retires From Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch Roles
Caroll Spinney has been a television mainstay since 1969, but his face has rarely made an appearance.

Disguised beneath a frock of bright yellow feathers and an orange bill, the “Sesame Street” puppeteer was the heart and soul behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since the show’s premiere almost 50 years ago.

Now, at the age of 84, Spinney told the New York Times that he is retiring from “Sesame Street” after nearly half a century playing some of the show’s most iconic characters. Come Thursday, Spinney will enter the “Sesame Street” studios in Astoria, Queens for the last time
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Roseanne Barr Releases Official Statement on Being Killed Off ‘The Conners,’ Slams ABC for ‘Grim and Morbid’ Decision

Roseanne Barr Releases Official Statement on Being Killed Off ‘The Conners,’ Slams ABC for ‘Grim and Morbid’ Decision
[Warning: If you can’t tell by the headline above, spoilers follow.]

ABC’s “Roseanne” spinoff “The Conners” kicked off its season premiere with confirmation that the character once played by Roseanne Barr had been killed off the series after suffering an opioid overdose from pills she was taking to treat a knee injury. Barr took to her Twitter page for an instant reaction to her character’s fate following the conclusion of the episode, defiantly tweeting, “I Ain’T Dead, Bitches!!!!” The actress then published a longer, more official statement along with her rabbi, Shmuley Boteach.

“While we wish the very best for the cast and production crew of ‘The Conners,’ all of whom are deeply dedicated to their craft and were Roseanne’s cherished colleagues, we regret that ABC chose to cancel Roseanne by killing off the Roseanne Conner character,” Barr and Boteach wrote. “That it was done through an opioid overdose lent an unnecessary grim and morbid dimension to an otherwise happy family show.
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Fran Drescher Wants Cardi B to Star in the Nanny Reboot, and I Dare You to Name a Better Duo

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Fran Drescher Wants Cardi B to Star in the Nanny Reboot, and I Dare You to Name a Better Duo
Fran Drescher wants to party with Cardi. The actress recently talked about a possible revival of The Nanny and mentioned that if the '90s sitcom were to be rebooted, she'd want Cardi B to star. "Wouldn't she be great as my daughter?" she said in an interview with People. Maybe I'm wrong, but Drescher might be onto something here.

The inspiration behind her genius idea came from one of Cardi B's more recent Instagram posts. Last month during Milan Fashion Week, the rapper stepped out wearing leopard print from head to toe and shouted Fran out in her photo's caption. When asked about Cardi's homage, Drescher told People she was "so flattered."

"I just thought she paid homage to me wearing animal print and said 'Fran Drescher,'" she said. "And then I got my juices flowing and thought, 'Wait a minute, she's from New York, we both have funny voices,
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Ariana Grande Breaks Her Silence Following Pete Davidson Split: "It's Very Sad"

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Ariana Grande Breaks Her Silence Following Pete Davidson Split:
Ariana Grande is taking a break from the spotlight after ending her engagement with Pete Davidson. On Tuesday, the 25-year-old singer posted a now-deleted message on her Instagram story, telling her fans that she would be stepping away for a little bit. "Time to say bye bye again to the internet for jus a lil bit," she wrote. "It's hard not to bump news n stuff that i'm not tryna see rn. it's very sad and we're all tryin very hard to keep goin. love u. and thank u for bein here always."

Ariana has had quite the year of ups and downs. Following the release of her Sweetener album, her ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller, unexpectedly passed away and she skipped the Emmys to "take some much needed time to heal and mend." Over the weekend, Ariana and Pete split after realizing "it was way too much too soon" and she
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Rihanna Sued Over Fu Clothing Logo

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Rihanna Sued Over Fu Clothing Logo
Rihanna has used Fu as a business card for her clothing biz, and now another company is firing back .. Fu Rihanna. Freedom United Clothing claims in a new lawsuit it owns the Fu trademark ... something they've used since 2006. As you know ... Rihanna did a deal with Puma where she had the company slap F.U. on her sweatshirts, jewelry and sandals, and Freedom United says that's just stealing. This isn't the first time Freedom United lashed
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'Law & Order: Svu' Star Mariska Hargitay Selling Manhattan Townhouse

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'Law & Order: Svu' Star Mariska Hargitay Selling Manhattan Townhouse
You don't have to put on your detective hat and investigate too deeply to live like Mariska Hargitay ... you just need several million bucks to buy her incredible Manhattan townhouse! The 'Law & Order: Svu' star and her actor husband, Peter Hermann, are listing their lavish home in the Upper West Side for $10.75 million, and it's got everything you'd expect from one of TV's highest-paid women. This home is so unbelievable, you need an elevator to
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Here We Go Again - Mamma Mia! Is Returning to Theaters For Its 10th Anniversary

Here We Go Again - Mamma Mia! Is Returning to Theaters For Its 10th Anniversary
Grab your karaoke mics, because Mamma Mia! is returning to theaters in celebration of its 10-year anniversary! In a two-day event, more than 400 theaters across the country will show the original 2008 film, allowing fans to come and relish in the movie's charm and delight. Screenings will take place on Nov. 4 and 6, and tickets are available for purchase online at FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.

The film takes place on a Greek island where hotelier Donna Sheridan-Carmichael (Meryl Streep) lives with her 20-year-old daughter Sophie Sheridan (Amanda Seyfried). Sophie is engaged and planning her wedding but wants her father to walk her down the aisle. She doesn't know exactly who her father is but narrows it down to three men before inviting them all to the wedding to find out which one is her real dad. Although it's been 10 years since Streep and Seyfried danced their way into our lives in Mamma Mia!
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We've Officially Found The Biggest American Horror Story Theory Yet

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We've Officially Found The Biggest American Horror Story Theory Yet
Past seasons of American Horror Story have definitely been full of intense supernatural beings. There have been vengeful ghosts, all-powerful witches, vampires, and more. American Horror Story: Apocalypse has managed to make all of these seems like small potatoes with a mysterious apocalypse that wipes out most of humankind, a potential "chosen one," and the literal Antichrist. Out of all the characters, the most unassuming at first seemed to be Mallory, a mousy assistant who lucks into being spared from the apocalypse. But in recent weeks, we've learned that she's actually a powerful witch whose memories are suppressed - and Reddit user marineaqua suggests that she might not just be magical, but full-on divine.

My reaching theory about Mallory [Possible Spoilers] from r/AmericanHorrorStory

That's right: this theory suggests that Mallory is actually the Ahs universe's version of God, or, more specifically, the second coming of Christ. The originator on Reddit suggests
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Javier Bardem Defends 'Genius' Woody Allen Again: 'I Would Work with Him Tomorrow'

Javier Bardem Defends 'Genius' Woody Allen Again: 'I Would Work with Him Tomorrow'
Javier Bardem is, once again, standing by the filmmaking prowess of Woody Allen.

According to Variety, the Oscar winner, 49, spoke about his career during a masterclass at the Lumière Film Festival in Lyon, France, from learning English thanks to AC/DC to growing up in Spain and all he’d picked up at the hands of a range of directors, including the Coen Brothers and 82-year-old Allen.

The latter, who worked with Bardem on the 2008 film Vicky, Christina, Barcelona, has faced longstanding accusations of sexual abuse from his daughter Dylan, one of Allen’s three children with ex Mia Farrow.
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Holy Sh*t! Did You Catch This Vietnamese Woman Wearing Jack's Necklace on This Is Us?

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Holy Sh*t! Did You Catch This Vietnamese Woman Wearing Jack's Necklace on This Is Us?
Warning: spoilers for the This Is Us episode "Vietnam" ahead.

Man, those This Is Us writers are geniuses, and the latest episode can absolutely attest to that. Episode four, "Vietnam," tells the story of Jack Pearson's past - from the birth of his younger brother Nicky, all the way through his life-changing time in Vietnam - but the subtle hints throughout the episode that connect so strongly to his future are why we can't get enough of this show. Since the series premiered more than two years ago, Jack's past remained a mystery, his relationship with his brother was rarely explored, and the most we knew about his beloved necklace was that he gave it to Kevin after the boy was injured during his high school football game.

During this week's episode, we see Jack's necklace for the first time on a mystery woman at his camp in Vietnam.
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Gina Rodriguez Embraces Her Inner Badass in the Trailer For Miss Bala

Gina Rodriguez Embraces Her Inner Badass in the Trailer For Miss Bala
Gina Rodriguez is showing us another side of her in the upcoming remake of Miss Bala. Known for playing the sweet and caring Jane Villanueva in the CW's Jane the Virgin, the actress is taking on a different persona in this new action thriller. In the film, Rodriguez plays Gloria, a beauty contest winner who goes to Tijuana following the death of her parents. There, she witnesses a murder, which forces her into a dangerous drug war and introduces her to a life of crime, and la balas. Watch the action-packed trailer above to prepare for the perilous mission that will hit theaters on Jan. 25, 2019.
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Before Facebook Revives The Real World, Find Out If These MTV Couples Are Still Together

The true story of seven strangers, picked to live in a house and have their lives taped, will once again be told. Yep, The Real World is coming back, but not on MTV. Facebook Watch, the streaming platform on the popular social media site, will be home to the new Real World, which is set to launch in 2019. The Real World on Facebook Watch will feature interactive and community features "that empower fans to shape the action and connect across mobile, desktop and Facebook's TV app," MTV said in a release. The news was revealed at Facebook Watch's Mipcom 2018 presentation. Creators Bunim/Murray Productions is co-producing with MTV Studios. "MTV's The Real World helped to define a generation and...
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Tara Reid Says Delta Wanted Her Dog Put in Overhead Bin, Delta Says Bs

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10:05 Am Pt -- Delta says Tara's got it all wrong. A spokesperson tells TMZ ... first class seats do not allow bags at your feet -- and, as a result, a flight attendant Did suggest Tara put her dog's carrier in overhead ... Never the dog itself. The rep says Tara was told plainly she could keep her dog in her lap or by her feet. Additionally, Delta says she didn't go quietly and was "very
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Mischa Barton Shooting 'Hills' Reboot with Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt

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Mischa Barton Shooting 'Hills' Reboot with Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt
Mischa Barton's already sliding into the reality TV world with an assist from her new pals, Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag -- the new 'Hills' amigos are kicking off their reboot season with raised glasses in hand. The trio grabbed dinner and drinks Tuesday night for what appears to be the start of filming for "The Hills: New Beginnings." Cameras were rolling while they dined at Bottlefish in Brentwood.  Spencer was still holding a
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Melania Trump's Plane Lands Safely After Experiencing Mechanical Issue

Melania Trump's Plane Lands Safely After Experiencing Mechanical Issue
Melania Trump is doing "fine" after a plane she was on experienced a "minor mechanical issue" on Wednesday. NBC News reports that the First Lady of the United States was on a plane that experienced a mechanical issue shortly after taking off which "caused smoke and the smell of something burning." The plane then returned safely to Join Base Andrews. According to reporters on the plane with Trump, a "thin haze of smoke" was visible about 10 minutes after takeoff on Wednesday. A spokeswoman for Trump said she is doing "fine" and that she is "eager" to get to her destination of Philadelphia for an event with her Be Best campaign. Trump recently spoke about her...
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Here's What - or Who - Could Be Causing Cordelia's Weakness on American Horror Story

Here's What - or Who - Could Be Causing Cordelia's Weakness on American Horror Story
If there's one thing we've learned over several seasons of American Horror Story, it's how quickly the power balance can shift. Cordelia Goode emerges from the Coven season as the Supreme witch and as one of the most powerful beings in the Ahs universe, but as her story has continued to unfold on Apocalypse, we're starting to get worried. As the power of Michael Langdon, the Antichrist and possible Alpha warlock, continues to grow, Cordelia's powers are waning. What's going on with her?

Cordelia has alluded to her growing weakness only in passing, but it's pretty significant - she is the Supreme, after all. Onscreen, she's only confessed that something is wrong once, telling Myrtle that she knows her power is waning and that she's willing to step aside and let the warlocks take the reins if it means saving humanity. The only physical sign of her illness or weakness
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Mom-to-Be Meghan Markle Is Already Glowing After Announcing Her Pregnancy

Mom-to-Be Meghan Markle Is Already Glowing After Announcing Her Pregnancy
Meghan Markle is going to be a mom! The Duchess of Sussex is expecting her first child with Prince Harry, and we couldn't be more excited. Shortly after announcing the happy news, the parents-to-be embarked on a 16-day royal tour. In addition to mingling with babies and getting sweet gifts for their little one during their trip, Meghan has also been giving us little peeks of her growing belly. She really is glowing! See even more pictures of the royal's first pregnancy ahead.

Related: 7 Sweet Times Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Gave Us Hints About Babies
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Soccer Star Arturo Vidal Convicted In Nightclub Attack, Smashed Man With Vodka Bottle

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Soccer Star Arturo Vidal Convicted In Nightclub Attack, Smashed Man With Vodka Bottle
Chilean soccer superstar Arturo Vidal -- one of the best players in the world -- has been convicted in a 2017 nightclub attack in Germany where officials say he cracked a dude in the head with a vodka bottle.  Vidal -- who currently plays for Barcelona -- was ordered to appear in court on Wednesday to face an aggravated battery charge for the incident at Crown's Club, back when Vidal was playing for Bayern Munich.   Officials
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Exclusive: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Cast Breaks Down the Movie's Gorgeous New Worlds

Does Disney ever run out of magic? Judging from our exclusive clip from their upcoming film, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, the answer is an emphatic no. The film, which hits theaters on Nov. 2, is a beautiful look at the magical world young Clara (Twilight's Mackenzie Foy) finds herself in, which includes a dashing soldier (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice, the Sugar Plum Fairy (Keira Knightley), and a tyrannical Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren). In the footage, the cast breaks down each of the dazzling realms that Clara encounters while trying to locate a strange and mysterious key that can restore harmony in this parallel world.

Popsugar and Disney, in partnership with Glade, will celebrate the new release of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms with an immersive activation, Journey Into The Four Realms, on Oct. 21, 22, and 23 at The Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center in New York City.
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Michael B. Jordan's Shirtless Selfie for Naomi Osaka Is a Gift to All of Us

Well happy birthday to you Naomi Osaka. All day yesterday, the tennis player received lots of love as she celebrated her birthday and turned the big 21. One fan in particular couldn't help but acknowledge Naomi's big day with a hilarious post. "Happy birthday, @Naomi_Osaka_," Ellen DeGeneres shared on Twitter with a shirtless picture of Michael B. Jordan from his movie Creed. "I got you a present. @michaelb4jordan." Soon after the post was shared, Naomi jokingly replied "pls block me."  Don't block anyone girl because you never know who will show up in your feed. "This one is better and more recent. Lol," Michael later shared on Twitter with a...
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