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Comedian Brody Stevens Dies at 48

Comedian Brody Stevens Dies at 48
Brody Stevens, a well-known comic in the Los Angeles comedy community, died on Friday at the age of 48, his rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter

According to Fox News, the cause of death was an apparent suicide. 

Stevens was known for his positive and high-energy sets, and warm-up acts for shows around the city, including Chelsea Lately and Chris Hardwick's @midnight. As an actor, he appeared in The Hangover, Due Date and Nick Kroll's Kroll Show. He also toplined a Comedy Central series in 2013 called Brody Stevens: Enjoy It! 

Fellow comedians tweeted their love ...
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Clark Gable's Grandson, "Cheaters" Host Clark James Gable, Dies at 30

Clark Gable's Grandson,
Clark Gable‘s grandson, Clark James Gable, was found dead on Friday morning. He was 30.

The actor, who was also known as Clark Gable III, was found unresponsive, according to his sister Kayley Gable on Facebook.

“My brother was found unresponsive this morning by his fiancé and didn’t wake up,” she wrote. “I Love You Clarkie I’m so sorry we couldn’t save you my heart is broken and shattered Rip.”

His mother, Tracy Yarro Scheff, also confirmed the news on Instagram, writing, “It’s is with an extremely heavy heart we say goodbye to my beautiful son Clark.
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R. Kelly Indicted On 10 Felony Counts Of Aggravated Sexual Abuse With Minors

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R. Kelly Indicted On 10 Felony Counts Of Aggravated Sexual Abuse With Minors
Update, 8:45 Pm: R. Kelly has voluntarily surrendered and is confirmed to be in policy custody in Cook County, Ill, according to a police spokesman. A bond hearing will be held on Saturday afternoon.

Kelly faces several counts, all Class 2 felonies in Illinois, and a probational offense that carries a potential sentence of three to seven years.

Updated with details from news conference, 1: 33 Pm: Rumors about R. Kelly and underage girls have swirled since the 1990s, and today the singer is facing a 10-count grand jury indictment of aggravated criminal sexual assault involving minors in Illinois.

Robert Kelly is in police custody, and Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said in a news conference today that the singer is expected to appear in count Saturday afternoon for a bond hearing.

The indictment comes after interest is the case was reignited by the documentary series Surviving R. Kelly, which
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Jussie Smollett Removed From Final ‘Empire’ Season 5 Episodes Following Arrest

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Jussie Smollett Removed From Final ‘Empire’ Season 5 Episodes Following Arrest
Jussie Smollett has been removed from the final Season 5 episodes of the Fox series “Empire” in the wake of his arrest Thursday morning.

“The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us” said series executives Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brett Mahoney, Brian Grazer, Sanaa Hamri, Francie Calfo and Dennis Hammer. “Jussie has been an important member of our ‘Empire’ family for the past five years and we care about him deeply. While these allegations are very disturbing, we are placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out. We are also aware of the effects of this process on the cast and crew members who work on our show and to avoid further disruption on set, we have decided to remove the role of ‘Jamal’ from the final two episodes of the season.”

Fox had previously issued multiple statements in support of Smollett,
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Amy Schumer Forced to Cancel Comedy Tour After Pregnancy Complications Leave Her Too Ill To Travel

Amy Schumer Forced to Cancel Comedy Tour After Pregnancy Complications Leave Her Too Ill To Travel
Amy Schumer is cancelling her comedy tour due to pregnancy complications.

Schumer, 37, revealed the news on Instagram Friday, explaining it was due to hyperemesis gravidarum — a form of acute morning sickness that the actress has been battling throughout her pregnancy.

Schumer announced in October that she and her husband Chris Fischer are expecting their first child.

“Due to complications from hyperemesis I am not cleared to fly for the next couple of weeks I am going to cancel the remainder of my tour. Refunds are available at point of purchase,” the I Feel Pretty star wrote.

“The baby and I
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10 Shows That May Just Keep You Occupied Until Game of Thrones Season 8 - All on Netflix

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The premiere date for Game of Throne's eighth and final season may feel ages away (and the new teaser is seriously a tease), but once you've finished reviewing everything that went down in the show's first seven seasons, we have some show recommendations for you. From historical dramas to sexy period pieces, Netflix has plenty of series that can keep GoT fans satisfied until the big 2019 premiere (as well as the forthcoming GoT prequel). Check out the gallery to find the series that may just fill the void until the battle for the Iron Throne continues.
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I'm Off the Deep End Watching Nick Jonas's Cover of "Shallow"

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I'm Off the Deep End Watching Nick Jonas's Cover of
The classic dad joke may go, "Who sings that song? . . . Let's keep it that way," but Nick Jonas absolutely did Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's A Star Is Born anthem justice when he sang it on Instagram ahead of the Oscars. The 26-year-old newlywed pumped his fans up for Sunday night's award show by singing "Shallow," which is nominated for best original song. "In honor of Oscar weekend . . . such a beautiful song
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Annette Bening's Mysterious Role in Captain Marvel Has Been Revealed - Here's What You Should Know

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After months of speculation, we finally have a better idea of what Annette Bening's character in Captain Marvel, Supreme Intelligence, is all about.

Now that the March 8 premiere of the '90s-set superhero film is nearly here and rumors about her character are at an all-time high, Bening finally opened up about her role opposite Brie Larson's Carol Danvers (aka the titular Captain Marvel) while chatting with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night, as well as showing off a clip of Supreme Intelligence in action. According to the 20th Century Women actress, the character is "a god-like entity" who was originally a supercomputer in the comics but now has a human counterpart.

"[She's] the leader of the Kree people, the artificial intelligence which consists of the greatest intellects of the Kree people for the last million years," she explained, before introducing the clip featuring her debriefing Captain Marvel about fighting the Skrulls.
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R. Kelly Turns Himself In Hours After Being Charged With Sexual Abuse

R. Kelly Turns Himself In Hours After Being Charged With Sexual Abuse
R. Kelly is turning himself in to the authorities, nearly seven hours after being charged with sexual abuse. The singer-songwriter was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Illinois' Cook County on Friday afternoon. Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi tweeted that the star has since been taken into police custody in reference to the alleged crimes and is expected to appear in court on Saturday afternoon.  Earlier this morning, it was revealed in documents that there are four alleged victims, with nine of Kelly's counts involving alleged victims ranging in age from 13 to 16. TMZ reported that in a grand jury hearing in Chicago, two women alleged...
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Yes, Taron Egerton Is Really Singing in Rocketman, and He Sounds Phenomenal

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Yes, Taron Egerton Is Really Singing in Rocketman, and He Sounds Phenomenal
Biopics are all the rage right now, and the latest to enter the fray is Rocketman. The Elton John retrospective stars Taron Egerton and chronicles the legendary icon's meteoric rise to stardom. Even when the first teaser rolled around in the Fall of 2018, it was clear that Egerton had positively nailed his performance. The real question, though, was how much help did he have along the way? Is he actually singing and playing piano, or is it some special smoke-and-mirrors Hollywood magic that helps bring everything together? Well, thanks to a new mini featurette, we have at least a partial answer: that's his actual voice after all.

The clip in question shows Egerton singing one of John's most popular songs ever: "Tiny Dancer." Giles Martin, the music producer on the film, said he got John's seal of approval: "Elton said, 'I don't think I've ever heard anyone sing my songs better than Taron.
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Reba McEntire Was Almost Cast in Titanic and Had a Very Heartfelt Reason For Passing on the Role

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Reba McEntire Was Almost Cast in Titanic and Had a Very Heartfelt Reason For Passing on the Role
Even though Titanic was released over two decades ago, we've been able to glean fun behind-the-scenes details to this day; you know, like Matthew McConaughey auditioning to play Jack, and the fact that Celine Dion actually hated "My Heart Will Go On." Most recently, it was revealed that the character of American socialite and philanthropist "Unsinkable" Molly Brown - expertly portrayed by Kathy Bates - was originally offered to the one and only Reba McEntire! During a trivia game on Watch What Happens Live this week, the country music legend admitted that she was considered for the iconic role but had to turn it down due to prior touring commitments.

"We were on tour and I had a lot of people on the payroll, and we had these three months already scheduled to do the movie and then they got behind on scheduling," McEntire said. When asked if she regretted
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R. Kelly Turns Himself In To Police After Being Charged With Sexual Abuse

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R. Kelly Turns Himself In To Police After Being Charged With Sexual Abuse
Michael Avenatti says he's representing at least 1 of the alleged victims in the Kelly indictment ... and he says the new sex tape he turned over to prosecutors shows R. Kelly engaging in sex acts with a 14-year-old girl -- vaginal sex, oral sex, anal sex and urination. Avenatti says he's planning to go after R. Kelly's enablers -- lawyers, managers, agents and others whom he says stood idly by and protected the singer as he sexually abused young girls.
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Family Night Out! Angelina Jolie Takes Kids Maddox, Pax, Zahara and Shiloh to MoMa Film Premiere

Family Night Out! Angelina Jolie Takes Kids Maddox, Pax, Zahara and Shiloh to MoMa Film Premiere
Angelina Jolie and four of her kids enjoyed a movie night at the Museum of Modern Art on Thursday.

The 43-year-old Oscar winner attended the New York City premiere of friend Prune Nourry’s documentary Serendipity with her children, Maddox, 17, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, and Shiloh, 12.

Jolie posed arm-in-arm with her oldest children and Nourry. She shares her kids, including 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, with ex Brad Pitt.

Nourry’s documentary follows her journey throughout her breast cancer diagnosis, her treatment and the effect it had on her body.

The cause is close to Jolie’s heart. Her mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand,
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Amy Schumer Cancels Rest Of Her Tour Due To Pregnancy Struggles

Amy Schumer has had a really tough pregnancy. The “I Feel Pretty” star announced on Friday that she’d have to cancel the remaining dates on her comedy tour due to frequent bouts of nausea due to hyperemesis, a severe pregnancy condition. “Due to complications from hyperemesis I am not cleared to fly for the next couple weeks I am
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Ariana Grande Covered "Lovin' You" and Even Her Backup Dancers Were Mesmerized

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Ariana Grande Covered
We are no strangers to Ariana Grande's impressive vocal range, and the "7 Rings" singer is back at it again with an all-time classic. In a video posted to her Instagram on Friday, Ariana covered a segment of Minnie Riperton's soulfully sweet 1974 "Lovin' You" in front of a group of backup dancers who could not handle her incredible whistling high note. Even though she couldn't stop smiling and laughing the entire time, Ariana hit every single note and left us wanting an entire album of classic covers. While we already know Ariana is a queen when it comes to showcasing her vocal talents, this sweet throwback song is just proof that she continues to blow us all away.

Related: This Video of Ariana Grande Singing Celine Dion as a Baby Just Shattered the Adorable Meter
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Michael Jackson's Estate Sues HBO for $100 Million Over Leaving Neverland Documentary

Michael Jackson's Estate Sues HBO for $100 Million Over Leaving Neverland Documentary
Michael Jackson‘s estate has filed a lawsuit against HBO over the planned broadcast of the bombshell documentary Leaving Neverland.

Two co-executors of Jackson’s estate and Optimum Productions are suing the network and its parent company, Time Warner, for $100 million, claiming that airing the two-part film — which centers on the late pop star’s alleged sexual abuse of minors — will violate a non-disparagement clause, according to court documents obtained by People.

In the suit, the estate claim the film violates a clause in a 1992 contract, written up ahead of a televised concert that year — in which HBO agreed to not speak ill of Jackson.
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Amy Schumer Cancels Tour Due to Pregnancy Struggles: ''I Have to Think About My Health and the Baby''

Amy Schumer Cancels Tour Due to Pregnancy Struggles: ''I Have to Think About My Health and the Baby''
Amy Schumer reveals she's focusing on her "health and the baby."  The comedian took to Instagram to share the bittersweet news that she's cancelling the remainder of her stand-up tour. "Due to complications from hyperemesis I am not cleared to fly for the next couple weeks," she began her lengthy post, which she wrote in the Notes app. "I am going to cancel the remainder of my tour. Refunds are available at point of purchase." Considering the 37-year-old star is in her third trimester, she explains she needs to take things easy. "The baby and I are healthy and everything looks good. But I am in my third trimester and I am still nauseous all the time and...
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Candice Patton on Representation and the Profound Impact of Playing Iris on The Flash

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Candice Patton has developed a strong fan base for her role as Iris West-Allen on The Flash, but she's also had to deal with a fair amount of haters. Since getting cast as Iris, the actress has dealt with a ton of unwarranted harassment for portraying a character who was white in the comics. During Popsugar Play/Ground last year, Candice opened up about how she's overcome the hate while chatting with Popsugar's Kirbie Johnson during the Screen Queens panel with fellow CW stars Ashleigh Murray, Vanessa Morgan, and Caity Lotz.

"Comic book fans are very opinionated [and] very vocal," she explained. "So it was very scary stepping into that role when I started the show." She recalled that one of the producers actually warned her to not go online after she was cast due to all the negative comments. While it wasn't easy dealing with the harassment at first,
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R. Kelly's Ex-Wife Goes After Him for Nearly $200k in Back Child Support

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R. Kelly's Ex-Wife Goes After Him for Nearly $200k in Back Child Support
If R. Kelly wasn't about to surrender to police, he might end up in jail anyway ... because a judge is fed up with his failure to pay a ton of child support to his ex-wife. A Cook County judge found R. Kelly in contempt earlier this month -- according to docs obtained by TMZ -- because he owes Drea Kelly $169,996 in support. The court says he was supposed to be paying her $20,833 per month as
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Hangover Actor Brody Stevens Dies by Apparent Suicide at 48

Hangover Actor Brody Stevens Dies by Apparent Suicide at 48
Comedian and Hangover actor Brody Stevens has died. He was 48.

Stevens, who was born Steven James Brody, died in Los Angeles on Friday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. His cause of death was reported as an apparent suicide, according to The Blast, who obtained a 911 call to his home.

A rep for Stevens did not immediately respond to People’s request for comment.

Stevens appeared as Officer Foltz in the 2009 comedy The Hangover. He was also in The Hangover Part II as Kingsley Guy, which was his last feature-length film.

The actor has also been on TV shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live!
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