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‘Hillbilly Elegy’ turns J.D. Vance’s memoir into a dreary movie

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ turns J.D. Vance’s memoir into a dreary movie

“Hillbilly Elegy,” J.D. Vance’s 2016 memoir, won praise for its insight into the forgotten folk whose poverty and hopelessness prompted them to embrace Donald Trump as a political force. That sociology aspect is mostly lost in Netflix’s dreary movie adaptation, which focuses on one family trapped in a circular pattern of dysfunction, and how the…MORE

Jennifer Grey talks ‘Dirty Dancing 2’ without Patrick Swayze

Jennifer Grey talks ‘Dirty Dancing 2’ without Patrick Swayze

The “Dirty Dancing” sequel is special to star Jennifer Grey, but she’s well aware it won’t be the same without Patrick Swayze. “All I can say is there is no replacing anyone who’s passed — you never try to repeat anything that’s magic like that,” Grey told People. “You just go for something different.” Swayze…MORE

Taylor Swift ‘folklore’ sessions debuting on Disney+

Taylor Swift ‘folklore’ sessions debuting on Disney+

Thanksgiving is coming early for the Swifties. Disney+ will start streaming Taylor Swift’s “folklore: the long pond studio sessions” on Wednesday. Filmed in upstate New York in September 2020 and directed by Swift, it will feature performances of the 17 songs from her latest album while sharing the stories behind them. “Taylor Swift, Aaron Dessner…MORE

‘Dancing with the Stars’ crowns a new champ

‘Dancing with the Stars’ crowns a new champ

One celebrity dancer has a new Mirrorball Trophy headed for their mantel. “Dancing with the Stars” on Monday crowned “Bachelor” alum Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev the new champions. Bristowe and her partner performed a repeat of their Argentine Tango to “Toxic” by Britney Spears and another dance to “Sparkling Diamonds” from “Moulin Rouge” on…MORE

Bad Bunny tested positive for Covid-19 and had to skip AMA performance

Bad Bunny tested positive for Covid-19 and had to skip AMA performance

Bad Bunny performing at the American Music Awards had been eagerly anticipated, but he had to cancel after he tested positive for Covid-19, his rep told CNN Monday. The Reggaeton superstar was scheduled to perform his hit “Dákiti” with Jhay Cortez live for the first time at Sunday’s AMAs. Bad Bunny is feeling fine and…MORE

The best of Netflix’s charmingly bad holiday romcoms

The best of Netflix’s charmingly bad holiday romcoms

Coronavirus, lockdowns, economic woes and a dramatic political divide have all made 2020 pretty unbearable. So, let’s thank Netflix for a few winter romcoms to take our minds off real life. The streaming service even kicked off this year’s holiday line up before Halloween. With a bar of expectations set way below “Love Actually,” and…MORE

Tyler Perry’s Thanksgiving giveaway draws thousands, clogs roads

Tyler Perry’s Thanksgiving giveaway draws thousands, clogs roads

Tyler Perry hosted a Thanksgiving food giveaway that quickly ran out of supplies as an unexpected number of people showed up. Perry’s Tyler Perry Studios hosted its #TPSGiving food giveaway, where cars are invited to drive-up and receive a meal. This year volunteers dressed in protective gear were prepared to hand out food and gift…MORE

Jennifer Lopez accused of copying Beyoncé at the American Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez accused of copying Beyoncé at the American Music Awards

From the outfit to the hair to the chair dancing and lighting, Jennifer Lopez’s American Music Awards performance Sunday night looked very familiar to some. The singer performed a sexy duet Sunday night with male artist Maluma at the awards show and social media immediately started pointing out the similarities to Beyoncé’s 2014 Grammys performance…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Friday’s Dirt

Yesterday a judge ruled that R Kelly’s sex trafficking and racketeering case will go to trial April 7th in Brooklyn.  Jurors will be selected over 10 days in mid-March. Kanye West is said to be trying to clone himself.  He is said to want an army of clones using his DNA because it’s his ‘duty…

Thursday’s Dirt

A lot of people were upset that ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ wouldn’t be on TV this year but that’s all changed!  Apple TV+ owns the rights to the Charlie Brown specials and have reached an agreement to show it on PBS November 22nd. Naya Rivera’s estate is suing for wrongful death.  The father of her…