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Russell Baker Dies: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer, Columnist & PBS Host Was 93

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Russell Baker Dies: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer, Columnist & PBS Host Was 93
Celebrated author, humorist and The New York Times columnist Russell Baker died Jan. 21 in his home in Leesburg, Va. He was 93.

In addition to his celebrated and much-lauded newspaper columns, Baker hosted PBS’ Masterpiece Theatre beginning in 1993, succeeding Alistair Cooke, and stayed in the spot until 2004, becoming one of public television’s most familiar presences.

According to the New York Times, his son Allen Baker said that he died of complications from fall. Baker was born August 14, 1925 in Morrisonville, Va. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1947. From there, he went on to become a prominent writer. He is best known for his irreverent Times column titled “Observer” which leaned into politics as well as other facets of culture. The column also ran in hundreds of newspapers for 36 years. He received his first Pulitzer Prize for his column in 1979 and then received a second for his best-selling autobiography Growing Up
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Bryan Singer Accused Of Sexual Misconduct By 4 More Men Who Were Underage At The Time

Bryan Singer Accused Of Sexual Misconduct By 4 More Men Who Were Underage At The Time
Back in October, filmmaker Bryan Singer posted a message on social media claiming that there was going to be a new article published about allegations of sexual misconduct that were false. He claimed the article would be coming from Esquire and that the piece is “reckless” and “irresponsible.” Well, the article just dropped but it didn’t come from Esquire. The Atlantic posted a new report detailing new allegations from 4 more men that claim that Singer abused them when they were underage.

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Alec Baldwin Pleads Guilty in His Criminal Assault and Harassment Case

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Alec Baldwin Pleads Guilty in His Criminal Assault and Harassment Case
Alec Baldwin just got a great result in his criminal assault and harassment case, after prosecutors realized the surveillance video created huge problems for them. Baldwin appeared in an NYC courtroom Tuesday and prosecutors revealed they were willing to not only lower the charge to harassment in the 2nd degree, but they also cut a deal in which Baldwin would take a few anger management courses and the whole thing would just go away. The
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Inside R. Kelly's Alleged 'Sex Cult' Studio in Chicago

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Inside R. Kelly's Alleged 'Sex Cult' Studio in Chicago
Photos from inside R. Kelly's alleged "sex cult" recording studio in Chicago have just been released ... showing proof of code violations and plenty of evidence someone may have been living there. The photos were taken by Chicago officials when they raided the building on suspicion the unit may be used as a permanent residence. Check out the gallery ... it's a completely bizarre scene inside the studio that was heavily featured in "Surviving R. Kelly.
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Khloe Kardashian's Cryptic Social Media Posts Have Fans Speculating Once Again

Khloe Kardashian's Cryptic Social Media Posts Have Fans Speculating Once Again
When Khloe Kardashian posts, people can't help but pay attention. As many social media users know, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is no stranger to posting inspiring, thoughtful quotes from a variety of people. And on Wednesday morning, True Thompson's proud mom took to Instagram Stories with a few interesting topics. Khloe began by sharing a lengthy quote from author R. M. Drake. "There will be some things you won't get over. Some things that will sting you so hard they will set you back to where you started. And you will hurt and hurt and hurt, but you will also rise from it," the quote read. "You will learn from the past.  You will adapt and survive no...
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Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher Welcome Their Second Child!

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Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher Welcome Their Second Child!
Carrie Underwood is a mom again! On Jan. 21, the country singer welcomed her second child, a baby boy, with husband Mike Fisher. "Jacob Bryan Fisher entered the world in the wee hours of the morning on Monday," Carrie wrote alongside a few photos of her newborn on Instagram. "His mom, dad and big brother couldn't be happier for God to trust them with taking care of this little miracle! Our hearts are full, our eyes are tired and our lives are forever changed. Life is good . . ."

Carrie and Mike are already parents to their 3-year-old son Isaiah. The singer first announced that she was pregnant in August in a cute video about her Cry Pretty Tour. While hosting the CMAs in November, Carrie "let it slip" that she was having another baby boy. Congrats to the happy couple on their new addition!
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How Carrie Underwood Found Her Way Back to Happiness After the Toughest Year of Her Life

How Carrie Underwood Found Her Way Back to Happiness After the Toughest Year of Her Life
For many people, the turning of a calendar year represents a fresh start, a clean break, a reason for hope. And few were as excited to embrace 2019 as Carrie Underwood. Anything to put some space between her and 2017, really.  At first blush, her decision to label it as "a very soul-searching year for me," in an interview for September's Redbook evoked the obvious. That fall. The one that saw her tripping on a stone step on the walkway outside her Franklin, Tenn. estate and breaking her tumble with her face.  The incident was certainly bad. Metal plate in her wrist bad. Some 40 to 50 stitches holding together her face bad. Spending nights worrying that her famous...
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Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow Reunite for Lunch: See More Friends Reunions Over the Years

Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow Reunite for Lunch: See More Friends Reunions Over the Years
The One With the Tear in Your Eye... Could this be any cuter? Friends alumni Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow reunited for lunch in Beverly Hills on Tuesday. The two were joined by Kudrow's dad Dr. Lee Kudrow. Cox, who played Monica on the hit NBC show, wore a gray sweatshirt over rolled up blue jeans and white tennis shoes. Kudrow, who played Phoebe, wore a beige puffer jacket over a navy button-down shirt and black pants. Yes, the two are friends, and no, this is hardly the first Friends mini-reunion since the show ended its 10-season run in 2004. In fact many of the cast members, especially Cox, have occasionally been photographed publicly with their former cast mates. She...
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Carrie Underwood Gives Birth to Baby No. 2

Carrie Underwood Gives Birth to Baby No. 2
Carrie Underwood has given birth to a baby boy! The superstar country singer and husband Mike Fisher have welcomed their second child and second son, Jacob. The baby boy joins older brother, Isaiah, in the Fisher family. "Jacob Bryan Fisher entered the world in the wee hours of the morning on Monday...his mom, dad and big brother couldn't be happier for God to trust them with taking care of this little miracle!" Underwood shared with her fans on social media Wednesday along with a series of family photos. "Our hearts are full, our eyes are tired and our lives are forever changed. Life is good..." Underwood shared her exciting pregnancy news with her fans back in August during her...
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The 13 Shortest Marriages in Celebrity History

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When it comes to weddings, you might be familiar with the phrase "till death do us part." But not every couple is cut out to make it that far. In the celebrity world, we've gone over all kinds of marriages - celebrities who eloped, celebrities who married young, and even the celebrity marriages you totally forgot about. Now, it's time to talk about the marriages that couldn't make it to a year.
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Kit Harington Changed His Look (Short Hair! A Mustache!) and, No, I'm Not Okay

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Kit Harington Changed His Look (Short Hair! A Mustache!) and, No, I'm Not Okay
One second you're thanking the old gods and the new for the beauty of Jon Snow - his long hair blowing in the breeze, his scruffy beard - and the next moment, you notice Kit Harington's haircut and mourn the end of the Game of Thrones era because ohmygod it's over, it's really over. Kit attended a photo call in London for the How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World immersive experience on Tuesday, and dear reader, when I looked at the photos, I gasped. Gone are the long Westeros curls, and it's too late to say farewell to the beard, because in its place is a mustache that will make you do a double take. Kit, is that you?

The actor actually cut his hair back in November, and to be fair, he warned us. Kit's changing look was inevitable, but it does carry a certain emotional
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M. Night Shyamalan, James McAvoy, and Sarah Paulson Debunk Major Glass Fan Theories

By now, if you've seen Glass, then you know how this 20-year saga plays out: basically, it's a big old mess. Not only does the film have a hard time tying up all the disparate loose threads from the previous two, but it also introduces a handful of new mysteries that don't get solved in the end. Like, what's the deal with those three-leaf clovers?! And doesn't that complex and confusing ending seem more like a set-up for more movies rather than a resounding conclusion? As it turns out, I wasn't the only one scratching my head and puzzling through the enigmatic film.

In the wake of the release, the internet seems to have flooded with all kinds of new theories about the universe, the film, and the potential franchise. Plenty of fans, mostly on Reddit, threw their hat into the ring in hopes they'd be able to detect writer-director
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Chris Brown Spotted For First Time Since Rape Arrest, 'I Love Everybody'

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Chris Brown is stepping out in public for the first time since being arrested for allegedly raping a woman in a Paris hotel -- something he called total Bs -- but today he's spreading a message of love.  Brown was leaving the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Paris Wednesday -- the same place where the alleged rape went down -- and he had just a few simple words to share, "I love everybody." As we reported
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19 Times Hilary Duff Was Real Af About Being a Mom

19 Times Hilary Duff Was Real Af About Being a Mom
Hilary Duff is an actress, singer, sister, daughter, hair color daredevil and so much more, but when all is said and done, she's a mom first. In October, the Younger star welcomed her second child, a baby girl named Banks, with her boyfriend Matthew Koma making her a mother of two for the first time ever. Even though she's new to the mom-of-two game, she has been parenting son Luca (with ex-husband Mike Comrie) for six years, so she sort of has the mom thing down to a science.  That doesn't mean however that the 31-year-old singer and actress has it all figured out. In fact, more often than not Duff takes to social media to talk about the fact that she has nothing figured out, because...
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15 People Who Are Convinced Margot Robbie Is in Sex Education (She Isn't)

15 People Who Are Convinced Margot Robbie Is in Sex Education (She Isn't)
Celebrity dopplegängers exist, y'all, and the world has found yet another one. After incorrectly identifying Jesse Plemons as Matt Damon in Black Mirror, Twitter is convinced that Margot Robbie is starring in Netflix's Sex Education. The character in question, Maeve, is actually played by newcomer Emma Mackey. Robbie, it turns out, is too busy filming the Harley Quinn stand-alone movie, prepping for the Barbie movie, and generally being an A-list Hollywood actress to play a high-schooler in a British comedy series.

That hasn't stopped people from being downright befuddled when they are confronted with evidence that Robbie is not, in fact, in the show. At this point, even Mackey has commented on the comparisons, telling Vulture: "I'm very flattered because Margot Robbie is insanely beautiful, but it's always annoying to have people focusing on your looks as opposed to what you're actually doing on the job. But also, I'll take it.
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Get a Look At Jon Cryer As Lex Luthor on Supergirl

Get a Look At Jon Cryer As Lex Luthor on Supergirl
A pretty major player is on his way to Supergirl.  In season four, episode 15, we'll finally get to meet the imprisoned Lex Luthor, brother to Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath), son to Lillian Luthor (Brenda Strong), and as was announced back in November, he'll be played by none other than Jon Cryer, star of Two and a Half Men.  It was a curious casting choice to be sure, and now that we've got our first look at Cryer as Lex Luthor, we're still curious. The first pic released by the CW shows Luthor glaring through the door of a maximum security jail cell, arms crossed, bald as ever, and all we can think is that we're going to have to get Two and a Half Men and Smallville's Michael...
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BlocBoy Jb Sues Fortnite Creators for Stealing 'Shoot' Dance

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BlocBoy Jb is following suit with a lot of other artists by filing his own suit against the creators of Fortnite for allegedly stealing a dance he popularized ... TMZ has learned.  Bb Jb just sued Epic Games -- the company behind Fortnite Battle Royale -- for allegedly ripping off his dance the "Shoot" and throwing it into their game with a different name ... the "Hype" dance. According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, BlocBoy claims
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Cardi B and Steve Carell's Pepsi Super Bowl Teaser Has Arrived, Okurr!

Cardi B and Steve Carell's Pepsi Super Bowl Teaser Has Arrived, Okurr!
A teaser for Cardi B's Super Bowl commercial is here, okurr? Last week, a source confirmed to E! News that the 26-year-old "I Like It" rapper recently filmed a Pepsi commercial, which is set to debut Feb. 3 during the 2019 Super Bowl. On Wednesday, Pepsi released a new teaser for the commercial, showing Cardi, dressed up in red, white and blue along with her diamond Pepsi can, sitting in a booth at a diner. The five-second clip shows Cardi making a surprised face as she taps her nails on the can. The company also dropped a longer, 26-second teaser for the commercial on Wednesday, featuring Steve Carell. In Carell's teaser, he can be seen at...
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Priyanka Chopra and Sophie Turner Leave Their Men Behind For a Fun Girls' Night Out

Priyanka Chopra and Sophie Turner Leave Their Men Behind For a Fun Girls' Night Out
Priyanka Chopra and Sophie Turner had a girls' night out at Craig's in La on Tuesday night. The future sisters-in-law kept things stylish; Priyanka wore an all-black outfit, which she accessorized with an animal-print coat, and Sophie opted for an oversize American flag polo with tights and boots. The actresses left their significant others, Nick and Joe Jonas, behind and appeared to be in a cheerful mood as they flashed smiles to the cameras.

Sophie and Joe got engaged back in October 2017, while Nick and Priyanka tied the knot this past December. According to Us Weekly, Priyanka "absolutely adores" Sophie and she's so glad "she's her sister-in-law." We wonder if Priyanka will serve as one of Sophie's bridesmaids at her wedding?

Related: 12 Times Priyanka Chopra Slipped Into a Bikini and We Damn Near Called the FBI
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Broad City's Final Season Trailer Will Make You Tear Up From Laughing, Then Just Tear Up

We all knew the end of Broad City was coming, but that doesn't make it any easier to say goodbye. This week, Comedy Central dropped the trailer for the final season, teasing all the wacky and crazy adventures we'll go on with Ilana and Abby one last time. We've got FaceTime sessions, totally unexpected guest stars, and dramatic sound effects . . . the works. We'll miss relying on the show as a haphazard guide to surviving your 20s, but we have faith that our favorite New York "kweens" are going on to bigger and better things. Watch the trailer above to see what's in store, then gird your loins: Broad City returns, for one last time, on Jan. 24.

Related: Why Broad City's Abbi and Ilana Are Our Feminist Heroes
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