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TV TODAY

LIVE! WITH KELLY & RYAN (ABC) Flashback Friday Favorites, featuring appearances by Brad Pitt, Reneé Zellweger, Laura Dern, Bong Joon-Ho, Matthew A.             Cherry, Karen Rupert Toliver, Kesha, Jonathan Van Ness, Maria Menounos

THE VIEW (ABC) Ty Burrell

THE TALK (CBS) Patricia Heaton

KELLY CLARKSON (SYN) Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Eva Mendes, Manny Gutierrez, Craig Morgan

ELLEN DEGENERES (SYN) repeat: Chris Martin, Coldplay, Zach Woods

TAMRON HALL (SYN) repeat: Venus Williams, repeat segment with Beverly Johnson

THE REAL (SYN) repeat: Wendi McLendon-Covey

WENDY WILLIAMS (SYN) repeat: John Leguizamo

SHARK TANK (ABC) An entrepreneur wants to get into the cheese business; an energy product to keep people awake and alert on the go; a play-driven environment            for kids; a garden product designed to keep homes free of pests; Daniel Lubetzky guest judges.

20/20 (ABC) The rise of Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes and her technology company Theranos, and their fall amid accusations of massive fraud.

MACGYVER (CBS) Los Angeles' power grid is taken hostage in a ransomware attack resulting in a citywide blackout; the team discovers the ransomware code used         was written by Riley years ago.

MAGNUM P.I. (CBS) Magnum and Higgins must find Kumu when she's kidnapped by an injured man accused of killing his wife.

LAST MAN STANDING (FOX) season premiere: Mike and Vanessa eagerly await Eve's return from the Air Force Academy; Ryan's anxiety about current events      leads to a shocking announcement.

WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN (FOX) The new Universal Champion Braun Strowman. Plus, Bliss & Cross defend their tag team titles against The Kabuki    Warriors.

THE BLACKLIST (NBC) A Blacklist case becomes personal for Agent Park when the team investigates a mysterious disappearance in the Alaska Triangle; Aram       enlists Red's help to find out what really happened to Elodie's husband.

DATELINE NBC (NBC) A Connecticut bank executive is targeted by criminals who force him to rob his own bank.

CHARMED (CW) The charmed ones must infiltrate a faction gala event to rescue Harry; Macy comes to a stunning conclusion.

DYNASTY (CW) Fallon's world turns upside down when she becomes the internet's new queen of mean and her relationship with Liam is tested; Culhane's birthday   becomes the main event, but Dominique's new project has him questioning Vanessa's true intentions.

SOMEWHERE SOUTH (PBS) A trip to the Mississippi Delta and farther south reveals that not all dumplings are the same – whether they're filled with minced meat,           chopped vegetables or nothing at all, they are known to stretch ingredients as well as the imagination.

LIVE PD (A&E) Police across the country work the Friday night shift in real time.

SHAHS OF SUNSET (BRAVO) Destiney surprises Sara's brother, Sam, for his birthday, but she sees a different side to him; Nema prepares for his Boots 'N Brews       event; the entire crew gears up for the event, prompting MJ and Reza to finally meet face to face.

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (HBO) Host Bill Maher offers his unique perspective on contemporary issues.

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE (WE) The queens get into the groove in a Queen of Pop-inspired musical.

JIMMY KIMMEL (ABC) repeat: Jennifer Aniston, Grouplove

STEPHEN COLBERT (CBS) repeat: Keith Urban, Casey Wilson

JAMES CORDEN (CBS) repeat: Niall Horan, Vin Diesel, Eiza González

TONIGHT SHOW/JIMMY FALLON (NBC) Kerry Washington, Andrew Rannells, Anderson .Paak

LATE NIGHT/SETH MEYERS (NBC) repeat: Anna Kendrick, Kal Penn, Edi Patterson

LILLY SINGH (NBC) Joseph Gordon-Levitt

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIFE (BRAVO) Reza Farahan, Destiney Rose

 

Tomorrow/Saturday, April 11th

ACM PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY (CBS) repeat: Intimate conversations and at-home acoustic performances with top country artists; clips of artists' favorite    moments from the Academy of Country Music Awards' 55-year history.

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS (PBS) Janelle Monae performs progressive rhythm and blues with songs from her album "Dirty Computer."

LIVE PD (A&E) Police across the country work the night shift in real time.

LIFE STORY (BBCA) The growing animals are developing new skills and learning how to survive alone.

THE UNXPLAINED (HIST) A miraculous meteorite falling from the heavens and a chunk of sandstone considered so sacred that wars have been fought to protect     it; throughout history, many have insisted that simple stones can do everything from choosing a king to causing death.

LOVE GOALS (OWN) Renowned family and relationship therapist Spirit counsels celebrity couples who are at crossroads in their relationships.

THESE WOODS ARE HAUNTED (TRAV) A hunter's world is forever changed after he's cornered by a massive beast in the Louisiana forest; intrigue turns to             horror when paranormal investigators in Georgia discover they're being stalked by an invisible entity.

THE ALASKA TRIANGLE (TRAV) An aggressive spirit attacks guests at a historic hotel in Juneau, Alaska, and a shape-shifting menace could be responsible for           thousands of abductions in the Alaska Triangle.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC) TBA

 

Sunday, April 12th

AMERICAN IDOL (ABC) A deeper look into the lives of the top 21 contestants, featuring never-before-seen performances.

THE ROOKIE (ABC) Officer Nolan's relationship with his first confidential informant is tested when he discovers her back on the street dealing drugs; Lucy's fear of      dating following her abduction is beginning to threaten her friendship with Jackson.

GOD FRIENDED ME (CBS) Miles, Cara and Rakesh try to stay a step ahead of a bounty hunter who's searching for Miles' new friend suggestion; Rakesh plans to    hack a powerful government super computer that can break through the God account's firewall.

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (CBS) When Sebastian is injured while unsuccessfully trying to prevent a kidnapping, NCIS races to find the missing woman and her                 abductors; the team gets a peek into Agent Carter's personal life.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR IN CONCERT (NBC) The award-winning show is re-imagined as a live concert event, featuring an all-star cast of recording artists, set                during the last week of Jesus' life as he deals with betrayal, love and jealousy -- as told from the perspective of Judas.

WILLIE NELSON: AMERICAN OUTLAW (A&E) Performers gather in Nashville, Tenn., to celebrate the iconic Texan's seven-decade-long career as the creative    genius behind some of country music's most historic recordings; includes performances, exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

KILLING EVE (AMC) season premiere: After being shot by Villanelle, Eve is attempting to rebuild her life; Villanelle is also moving on, until she is approached by an     old foe; Carolyn is being undermined at work and Kenny can't leave his own investigation into The Twelve alone.

REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA (BRAVO) The drama continues.

FAMILY KARMA (BRAVO) It's off to Key West for a weekend of fun in the sun; while Brian and Shaan butt heads, Monica tests Anisha's patience with her good-girl image; storm clouds gather as a game takes a scandalous turn, causing Monica to draw a line in the sand.

THIS IS STAND UP (COM) Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Hart and other comics discuss everything from open mics to finding a voice in this documentary            about life in stand-up comedy.

EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (HGTV) The co-founder of a non-profit faces financial issues due to health issues and the team shocks his family by renovating their home into a mid-century modern space.

FORBIDDEN HISTORY (HIST) The Turin Shroud, believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus and proof of his existence, is investigated by experts to determine if it is       genuine or one of the most elaborate hoaxes in history.

90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS (TLC) Usman asks for his mother's blessing; Varya shows Geoffrey her hometown; Ed spends the night at Rosemarie's;             Ash & Avery tour the outback; David continues his quest for Lana; Stephanie travels to Erika's hometown, and Darcey & Tom process everything.

SISTER WIVES (TLC) season finale: Kody and Robyn are struggling with the bank as the mortgage process is not designed for plural marriage; in North Carolina, Maddie's water breaks at the mall; Evie K is born, but when she has problems breathing, an ambulance is called.

PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAMERA (TRAV) A shadowy entity attacks a ghost hunter; a mechanic is visited by an angel; and a family hears the bloodcurdling

 

STREAMING

NETFLIX

Weds, April 1st – “Nailed It” (season premiere): For the show’s fourth season, more home bakers are put to the test… with questionable results.

Weds, April 1st – “How To Fix A Drug Scandal” (series premiere): This docuseries chronicles nine years of misconduct by chemists at two Massachusetts drug labs.

Weds, April 1st – “Kim’s Convenience” (season premiere): The hit Canadian series about a local convenience store is back for its fourth season.

Weds, April 1st – “The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show” (series premiere): From the mind of comedian Iliza Shlesinger comes a variety sketch show packed with                 irreverent characters, social commentary and pop culture gags.

Fri, April 3rd – “Coffee & Kareem” (2020): A 12-year-old conspires to scare away his mom’s new cop boyfriend… which backfires big time. Starring: Ed Helms,     Taraji P. Henson

Fri, April 3rd – “Money Heist” (season premiere): The popular Spanish series about supernatural heists has been a hit for three seasons, and now it’s back for a                 fourth.

Mon, April 6th – “The Big Show Show” (series premiere): Former WWE star the Big Show takes on his toughest challenge yet… raising three daughters with his            wife in Florida.

Fri, April 10th – “The Main Event” (2020): An 11-year-old aspiring wrestlers enters a competition hoping to become the next WWE superstar.

Tues, April 14th – “Chris D’Elia: No Pain” (2020): Comedian Chris D’Elia is back on Netflix with another comedy special. This time, covering everything from        grown-up babies to an NFL with real giants, lions and bears (oh my!).

Weds, April 15th – ”The Innocence Files” (series premiere): This true crime docuseries dives into the stories behind eight cases of wrongful conviction, highlighted               and overturned by the Innocence Project.

Tues, April 17th – “#blackAF” (series premiere): Rashida Jones and Kenya Barris star in this satirical comedy, flipping the script on what’s expected from family      sitcoms and reality shows.

Weds, April 18th – “Too Hot To Handle” (series premiere): In this new reality game show, singles meet and mingle in paradise for a chance at the $100K grand                 prize. The catch? They have to give up sex to win.

Tues, April 24th – “After Life” (season premiere): Ricky Gervais’ comedy returns for a second down-to-earth season.

Tues, April 24th – “Extraction” (2020): Chris Hemsworth stars in this action thriller about a black-market mercenary on a mission to rescue the kidnapped son of an        imprisoned crime lord.

Fri, April 27th – “Never Have I Ever” (series premiere): Mindy Kaling’s coming-of-age comedy series follows teenage first-generation Indian-American girl Devi and her complicated life.

HULU

Tues, April 14th – “Songland,” season 2 premiere (NBC): Undiscovered songwriters put their creations to the test in front of an all-star panel of music industry                 titans.

Weds, April 15th – “Mrs. America,” series premiere (FX): Cate Blanchett leads an all-star cast in this miniseries based on the true story of the feminist movement for          the Equal Rights Amendment… conserative Phyllis Schlafly’s unexpected backlash.

Thurs, April 16th – “What We Do In The Shadows,” season 2 premiere (FX): Four ancient vampires navigate modern American life.

Sun, April 29th – “Normal People,” series premiere (BBC): A television adaptation of Sally Rooney’s popular novel.

AMAZON PRIME

Weds, April 1st – “Vida,” series premiere (STARZ):

Fri, April 3rd – “Tales From The Loop,” series premiere (Amazon Original):

Fri, April 17th – “Bosch,” season 6 premiere (Amazon Original): An LAPD homicide detective struggles as he navigates the justice system and senseless murders, including his own mother’s murder.

DISNEY+

April 22nd marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. In honor of Earth Month, Disney+ is making a bunch of documentaries from Disneynature available to stream… and they have an all-star lineup of narrators. That includes:

“Elephant,” narrated by Meghan Markle.

“Dolphin Reef,” narrated by Natalie Portman.

“African Cats,” narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.

“Chimpanzee,” narrated by Tim Allen.

“Bears,” narrated by John C. Reilly.

“Born In China,” narrated by John Krasinski.

“Monkey Kingdom,” narrated by Tina Fey.

“Wings Of Life,” narrated by Meryl Streep.

APPLE TV+

Fri, April 3rd – “Home Before Dark” (series premiere): Based on the true story of a young journalist who digs up a cold case everyone in town tried to bury.

Fri, April 17th – “Home” (series premiere):

Tues, April 24th – “Beastie Boys Story” (2020): Spike Jonze directs this documentary about Mike Diamond, Adam Horovitz, and the late Adam Yauch’s 40 years        together as friends and Beastie Boys bandmates.

Tues, April 24th – “Defending Jacob” (series premiere): Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, this limited drama follows a family at the center of a                 shocking crime that shakes up their small town in Massachusetts.

SHOWTIME

Sunday, April 26th – “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” (series premiere): After a murder shakes up 1930s Los Angeles, a detective and his partner become embroiled                in the investigation that goes deeper than they anticipated.

Sunday, April 26th – “Black Monday” (new episodes): The series chronicles the 1987 stock market crash, the worst in the history of Wall Street.

QUIBI

Quibi, the brand-new short-form video streaming service, launches on Friday, April 6th with a plethora of star-studded “movies in chapters” – as in, longer stories      broken up into easily digestible short videos you can watch on your smartphone. Here’s what’s premiering:

“Most Dangerous Game”: Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz star in this dystopian action thriller.

“Survive”: Sophie Turner stars in this drama based on Alex Morel’s novel about the aftermath of a plane crash.

“Chrissy’s Court”: What will happen when Chrissy Teigen is in charge of a small-claims court?

“Murder House Flip”: Homeowners try to renovate homes infamous for the murders committed inside them.

 

NEW MUSIC THIS WEEK
WAKE UP, SUNSHINE - ALL TIME LOW

OTIS BIG GUITAR MIX [EP] - GREEN DAY

SOUTHSIDE - SAM HUNT

DOCTOR WHO SERIES 12 - ORIGINAL TV SOUNDTRACK - SEGUN AKINOLA

The Mike And Micky Show Live2020 by The Monkees

Old Is New by Toto

Kelsea by Kelsea Ballerini

 

NEW DVDS THIS WEEK:

Little Women

Dolittle

Cats

Escape from Pretoria

Madam Secretary: The Final Season

Swift

The Cold Blue

The Night Clerk

                               

NEW MOVIES THIS WEEK:  (Opening Thursday night)

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"SNL" Returns Remotely -  “Saturday Night Live” is coming back. Like other shows, they’ll produce new material remotely to air tomorrow night. It’ll be host-less and feature the "Weekend Update" segment and original content from “SNL” cast members.   At this point, this social distancing episode is the only one planned. They were originally set to return late last month with John Krasinski as the host and Dua Lipa doing musical duty.

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Lori Loughlin Prosecutors Deny Impropriety - The world may have stopped, but the case against Lori Loughlin goes on. As you might recall, she recently claimed that her case should be tossed because prosecutors lied and set her up. The prosecutors have officially responded.  In short – they say they’re clean. “Criminal defendants are entitled to a vigorous defense,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Frank writes in court documents. “But making baseless claims that evidence was fabricated to frame innocent parties goes too far.”  At issue? Lawyers for Loughlin and her husband, Massimo Giannulli, charge that investigators bullied their informant (aka ringleader Rick Singer) and then concealed evidence that would prove their innocence. The couple is expected to go on trial in October.  To review, Loughlin and Giannulli couple are accused of paying $500-thousand to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as crew recruits even though neither girl ever rowed. They’re saying the money they paid were legitimate donations, but have yet to explain the faked resumes.

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Florence Pugh Smacks Back Over Zach Braff Age Gap - Florence Pugh is tired of hearing critics’ takes on her relationship with Zach Braff. The “Little Women” actress has posted a video on Instagram, slamming haters for “hurling abuse” at her and Braff over their 20-year age gap.  Pugh ended up disabling comments on her Instagram after getting a few too many nasty comments on her birthday tribute to her man back in December. In her newly-posted video addressing the hate, calling the negative comments “embarrassing” and saying “being hateful isn’t trendy.”  “It makes me sad that during this time when we really all need to be together… and a few of you decided to bully for no reason,” she says. “I am 24 years old. I do not need you to tell me who I should and should not love. It is not your place, and really has nothing to do with you.”

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Jacksepticeye Raises Nearly $660K for COVID-19 Relief: Seán McLoughlin aka Jacksepticeye just made a huge contribution towards coronavirus relief efforts. The YouTuber organized of the #HopeFromHome livestream and collected funds for the World Health Organization, United Way Worldwide and Comic Relief. The 12-hour live stream brought together entertainers, influencers, and gamers across multiple social media platforms and raised almost $659k. In total, participants in the digital fundraiser brought in more than $1.7 million for the three charities. McLoughlin wrote on Instagram “I am so emotionally overwhelmed but I have nothing but love and gratitude to all of those who donated and made such a huge difference today.”

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Kurtis Conner’s Tips For Internet Fame During COVID-19: 25-year-old comedy star Kurtis Conner has racked up over 2.3 million followers on YouTube and he’s now sharing his tips for getting famous during this crisis lockdown. Step one is don’t do it for the money. He says that’s the wrong focus to have and will only lead to results. Next step, find what content you’re passionate about. Conner says when he first started he did “music reviews, reaction videos, vlogs, sketch comedy. I tried everything just because I enjoy making videos." If you end up going the commentary route like he did, stick to talking about the content, and not the people. “When people start making jokes about their appearance, like body image and stuff, I feel like those are cheap blows, and they aren't that funny. It's just kinda mean."

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Trisha Paytas Takes Heat Over Passover Videos: Trisha Paytas is no stranger to controversy – if anything, she welcomes it. The Twitter hashtag#TrishaPaytasIsOverParty is trending once again after she shared multiple videos and social media posts about celebrating the Jewish holiday Passover, on the heels of her recent controversy about dissociative identity disorder. The Twitterverse can’t help but call her out, since she’s used her platform to rep hardcore Christian beliefs in the past.

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Jessica Simpson Compares “Rolling Stone” Cover To Real Life: Back in 2003, Jessica Simpson posed for the cover of “Rolling Stone” in a tank top, panties and heels with the headline “Housewife of the Year,” but even she knows that’s not a reality. In fact, she just shared a side-by-side picture of what it’s really like to be a mom, especially during quarantine, and the pics look nothing a like. The second shot has Jess in sweats with her hair up in a bandana, and she captioned the photos, “Housewife of the Year looks a little different these days.”

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Prince Charles Celebrates Wedding Anniversary After Coronavirus Scare: Prince Charles is recovered after testing positive for coronavirus, just in time to celebrate his 15th wedding anniversary with Camilla. They’ve shared a photo together on Instagram, posing with their dogs at their Scottish Birkhall estate. Happy anniversary!

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“The Wizendard Series: Season One” on “NYT” Bestseller List: Kobe Bryant’s new book, “The Wizenard Series: Season One,” was released after his death. Now the children’s book is a “New York Times” Bestseller. The book follows the journey of a young basketball player who faced incredible obstacles on his way to becoming a basketball star. His wife, Vanessa Bryant, said, “My husband…would have been so proud to see his work continuing on.”

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Chef Cat Cora Gives Tips on how Not to Overeat: Most of us are well versed in the art of overeating. Thankfully Cat Cora has a remedy for it. The chef’s main tip is to plan a daily menu and do meal prep before.

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Meghan Trainor Launches “Live From Home” Tour To Benefit Feeding America - Meghan Trainor is going on tour…sort of. The singer just launched dates her “Live From Home” tour, which included a performance on "Today” yesterday, as well as another performance from “The Kitchen” today at 5 pm ET.  The tour then moves to “The Couch,” “The Bedroom” and the “Backyard,” along with an appearance on CBS’ the “Late Late Show.”  The performances will each air on various social media platforms, and they're seeking to raise money for Feeding America.

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Selena Gomez Shares Three New Songs On Deluxe Album - As we previously told you, Selena Gomez dropped the deluxe edition of her album “Rare” yesterday, and it included the fun new song “Boyfriend,” in which she sings about wanting, yes, a boyfriend.  But considering what’s going on in the world, she doesn’t necessarily have the same wants now. She shared on Instagram, “We wrote it long before our current crisis, but in the context of today, I want to be clear that a boyfriend is nowhere near the top of my list of priorities.”

The album also features two other new songs, “Souvenir” and “She.” ONE MORE THING! It seems Selena may have found herself a new home. Variety reports she purchased Tom Petty's former home in Encino, California. Selena paid $4.9 mil for the property, which was custom built in 1989 for Petty and his first wife, Jane Benyo. Petty wound up giving the home up in his 1996 divorce. The home features two master bedrooms, a yoga studio, a sunken media room, two indoor kitchens and one outdoor one.

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Ariana Grande shares her quarantine routine...to music: Ariana Grande is letting her fans now what she's up to in quarantine. In an Instagram post she shares her "quarantine routine," which is to be sung to the melody of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "My Favorite Things," the same tune she used for her hit "7 Rings." "Hair masks and hot baths and exfoliation, zoom chats and board games, guided meditations," she shares, adding "check on my homies, hit me if ya lonely, when I'm feeling sad, I simply repeat my quarantine routine and then I don't feeeel liiie sh****t."

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Hayley Williams Shares New Song - Hayley Williams has shared another single from her upcoming debut solo album, “Petals for Armor.” “My Friend” is the eighth single from the record dropping on May 8th.  The song comes along with a sweet music video, which features clips of Williams hanging out in the studio with her Paramore bandmates Joey Howard and Taylor York, who she collaborated with on her solo album. There are also scenes with her hair and makeup artist, Brian O’Connor, who she refers to as her “ride or dye.”

“Petals For Armor” drops on May 8th

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Twenty One Pilots Record New Song In Quarantine - Twenty One Pilots is keeping the music coming, even during quarantine. The band has unveiled a new single, written and recorded remotely as band members Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun are separated during self-isolation.  “Level Of Concern” comes along with a unique music video, taking advantage of the distance to tell the story of the band collaborating remotely to record the song. The bandmates each recorded their parts separately from their own studios, sending audio and video files back and forth until everything was ready.  Joseph and Dun will donate a portion of the proceeds to Crew Nation, the global relief fund for live music crews out of work during this time.

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NBC Sports Airing Nearly 100 Hours Of Historic Olympic Moments - With the 2020 Olympics postponed until next year, NBC Sports is making sure folks at home get their Olympic fix. The network has announced plans to air nearly 100 hours of historic Olympic moments from April 13th to 26th.  The first week will feature “Return To Rio” and “Return To London” from the last two Summer Olympics – that means gymnastics, swimming, diving and track and field. Then the next week, starting April 20th, will kick off with Beijing Olympic highlights, like Michael Phelps’ record eight gold medals and Usain Bolt’s world-record-breaking 100- and 200-meter runs.  Lastly, the programming will close out by going farther back in time. Fans will get to relive basketball and gymnastics finals from 1988 to 2016, along with Olympic films like “1968,” narrated by Serena Williams. You can tune in on the NBC Sports Networks

Rio 2016

    Michael Phelps’ last Olympics, including five gold medals

    Usain Bolt‘s last Olympics, including three gold medals

    Simone Biles‘ four gold medals

    Katie Ledecky‘s four gold medals

    Lilly King‘s rivalry with Russian Yuliya Efimova

    Wayde van Niekerk‘s 400m world record

    Matthew Centrowitz winning the U.S.’ first 1500m title since 1908

    Ashton Eaton repeating as decathlon champion

London 2012

    Michael Phelps becomes most decorated Olympian in history

    Usain Bolt repeats as 100m and 200m champion

    Gabby Douglas wins all-around, leads U.S. gymnastics team to gold

    Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh Jennings three-peat

    Missy Franklin sweeps backstrokes, breaks world record

    Katie Ledecky wins first gold medal at age 15

    Allyson Felix wins first individual Olympic title

    David Boudia wins first U.S. diving title since 2000

Beijing 2008

    Michael Phelps goes 8 for 8

    Usain Bolt breaks 100m, 200m world records

    Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson go one-two in all-around

    U.S. sweeps beach volleyball golds

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Joy Behar Addresses Retirement Rumors - Joy Behar calls rumors of her retirement “greatly exaggerated.” As we told you, a report had her leaving The View when her contract runs out in 2022.  “They're always talking about me leaving the show, but I'm not leaving the show,” Behar said at the top of the episode. “Where am I going to go? What will I do? I need to be on television.” Besides, she joked that she can’t leave because she provides “employment for right-wing” journalists who regularly bash her liberal views – “I'm a job-creator over at Breitbart. Everything I say appears on Breitbart. I don't see how I could leave!”

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Todd Chrisley’s Daughter Slams Haters Over His Coronavirus Diagnosis: Lindsie Chrisley is clapping back at haters after getting a number of negative comments about her dad Todd’s coronavirus diagnosis. As he recovers, she’s been getting DMs trolling her along the lines of “the good guys really do win in the end.” “The audacity of some people blows my mind,” she wrote on her Instagram story yesterday. “This is disgusting.

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Hannah Ann Takes Shots At Peter Weber’s “Manhood”: Hannah Ann isn’t holding back when it comes to throwing shade at her ex-fiancée, “Bachelor” Peter Weber. During her appearance on Kaitlyn Bristowe’s “Off The Vine” podcast yesterday, she took shots at his “manhood.” “The vegetable that represents Peter’s manhood would be cauliflower because it has no taste,” she said. “Because cauliflower needs a lot of flavor, it’s just bland.”

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“Bachelorette” Weighing Production Options Amid Season Delay: Clare Crawley’s season of “The Bachelorette” is still delayed… but producers are reportedly weighing their options to get it on the air. They’re thinking of exploring other production options, like renting out a private resort for several weeks. So far, there’s no official word on the timeline.

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Fox to Air “Tiger King” Special: A little over 34 million people tuned in to see “Tiger King” on Netflix. Fox is probably hoping that those same folks will tune into their in-depth special. The network is airing “TMZ Investigates Tiger King – What Really Went Down? on Monday. It’ll examine questions what really happened to Carole Baskin’s former husband, Don Lewis, and the question of whether Joe Exotic is “really guilty” for the murder for hire plot he’s currently serving time for.

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Nicole Richie Says No to “Simple Life” Reboot: If you’ve been waiting for Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton to do a reboot of their hit reality show, “The Simple Life,” you might want to move on. Nicole – who’s currently starring in the Quibi show, “Nikki Fre$h” – said, “That show was what it was, and it was so much fun. But that concept wouldn't even work in this momentbecause, remember, we'd leave our lives for a month, and we didn't have any phones. No phones in this day and age just doesn't work!” And there you go…

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Joaquin Phoenix gets “Crippling Anxiety” Before Every Role - Even award-winning actors like Joaquin Phoenix still get bad cases of the nerves. In his cover issue of “British GQ” hitting shelves next month, it’s revealed that Phoenix gets “crippling anxiety” before every role.  Weeks before shooting even starts on a new movie, Phoenix will get anxiety so bad that he ends up “physically sick” in the days before – the same goes for some interviews. And for the first few weeks of shooting, he’ll sweat so much that “they have to put pads in his armpits.”  But at the same time, it’s that element of anxiety over “the unknown” that Phoenix likes about acting, which is why he often ops not to rehearse. ‘It’s pure anxiety, and I love it,” he tells the magazine. Phoenix’s theory about acting is that everything they teach you as a kid “is completely wrong.”

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“Coco” Live Concert Special Hits Disney-Plus - Could you use a little Disney magic and music in your life right now in self-isolation? Disney-Plus has you covered. The streaming service has unveiled a live concert special, “A Celebration of the Music from Coco,” featuring songs and visuals from the Oscar-winning animated film.  Eva Longoria and Benjamin Bratt hosted the event, which originally took place over three nights at Los Angeles’ historic Hollywood Bowl back in November. Speaking to “Entertainment Tonight,” Longoria calls “Coco” “one of the most visually beautiful movies that Disney has done,” says the live event brought that beauty to life.  “They turned the entire stage into an altar, an ofrenda, which is the offering that you would put in your house,” she explains. “It gave me goosebumps the three nights that we shot, because it was just magical to see the movie come to life with the audience.” “A Celebration of the Music from Coco” is now available on Disney-Plus.

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Adam Sandler Approves Of Ariana Grande’s “Waterboy” Recreation: We told you before that Ariana Grande, her mom, and her “Victorious” co-star Elizabeth Gillies recreated a scene from Adam Sandler’s 1998 movie “Waterboy.” Well, Sandler has caught wind of the remake, and he approves! He’s retweeted the video and written, “A tough day for Bobby… Vicki… and Mama.”

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Kylie Jenner Is "Forbes'" Youngest Self-Made Billionaire Again - Congratulations are in order for Kylie Jenner. She topped Forbes’ list of the world’s youngest billionaires in 2020 for the second year in a row.   Kris and Caitlyn Jenner’s baby girl is the youngest self-made billionaire on the list. The 22-year-old is worth a billion dollars. In November, she sold a 51-percent stake in Kylie Cosmetics to Coty Inc. for $600-million dollars.

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Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard Launch Virtual Camp For Kids - Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard know that parenting is difficult, especially now that schools are closed. The couple is helping parents out with the launch of a new virtual camp for kids through their family brand Hello Bello.  Camp Hello Bello helps parents keep their kids busy at home amid coronavirus with storytimes, crafting lessons, singalongs and more – all for free. The virtual camp has launched on the company’s Instagram page, where the weekly and daily camp schedules are posted so parents can easily keep up from their smartphones.  If you want to get involved, Hello Bello is currently accepting applications for camp counselors

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Twitch Streamer LosPollosTV Sets World Record: Twitch personality Louis "LosPollosTV" Sammartino has officially broken the Guinness World Record for the longest uninterrupted live stream on any platform after broadcasting live for more than 161 hours straight. LosPollos did a "sub-a-thon" on his Twitch channel, where the live stream was extended for two minutes for every subscription he got. The broadcast started on March 29, and ended up lasting past April 5th, when the previous record held by Hulu was officially broken.

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Drama Over The Coronavirus In The KSI Family: Deji uploaded a video claiming to have been sick for a while and that he might have the coronavirus. Well, it appeared like his brother wasn't buying it. Shortly after the vid went up, YouTube star KSI posted an interesting note on his Instagram story saying “some man will do anything for view smh.” Since that had a lot of fans questioning things, Deji fired out another video to clear the air and say KSI’s story wasn’t directed at him and doubled down on his coronavirus claims by citing his doctor as well.

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Lele Pons Fell Through A Glass Door While Learning A Tiktok Dance: TikTok dances are not as easy as they look. YouTuber Lele Pons proved that in a new tweet showing she fell through a glass door in the middle of a dance routine. After a couple of hip shakes, she backs it up, right through a door behind her before the clip cuts off. The comments are equal parts concern and saying she faked it.

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Naomi Watts Describes Quarantine Breakdown: Naomi Watts has lost track of the days in quarantine. By yesterday, she figured she was on “Day #756,” and documented her self-isolated meltdown as her printer, vacuum cleaner, and dishwasher all broke in the same day. She’s shared a post on Instagram letting it all out, yelling with a Godzilla-like roar dubbed over the clip.

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Bindi Irwin Thanks Russell Crowe For Wedding Gift: Bindi Irwin just married Chandler Powell – and while coronavirus has thrown a wrench in their wedding plans, they’re still getting wedding gifts. The newlyweds have thanked Russell Crowe on Instagram for gifting them a “beautiful” fig tree.

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Hilaria Baldwin Reveals Due Date, Symptoms: Hilaria Baldwin knew she was pregnant almost immediately. “I feel stupid. That’s my first [hint],” she explained. “I’m somebody that is very physically capable. I can do my yoga, I can dance, I can do this, I can [do] that, [but] I become a disaster. I bump into things.” Mrs. Alec Baldwin found out ten days after she first suspected it. She’s due in September. This baby comes almost five months after her second miscarriage.

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Meryl Streep's Daughter Splits from Hubby 42 Days Later: Meryl Streep’s daughter, Grace Gummer, has pulled the plug on her marriage to Tay Strathairn after 42 days. According to the paperwork, they got married on July 10th and separated on August 21st of last year. Grace filed for the “dissolution of marriage” on March 23rd at the Superior Court of California County of Los Angeles citing “irreconcilable differences” as the grounds for divorce.

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Chelsea Handler Recommends Bras As Face Mask: Chelsea Handler is getting creative with her face mask. She shared a tutorial on how to turn a bra into a protective covering.

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Bruce Willis Shaves Daughter Tallulah's Head: We told you that Bruce Willis and Demi Moore were quarantining with their three daughters. Now we see how they’re spending their time. Bruce shaved Tallulah’s head.

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Lady Gaga’s Dreams Include Charity, Marriage & Kids - Lady Gaga opens up about her future goals in an interview with “InStyle” and those dreams include marriage and kids.  When asked what she wants out of life she replies, “Marriage," as well as, "more music, more movies, more charity with the Born This Way Foundation."  Gaga's goals include a lot more philanthropy, and funding research for things like fibromyalgia and chronic pain, noting, “I have a lot of dreams and hopes. What I will actually accomplish, I have no idea, but I know that I'll be doing it with the people I love."  Another thing Gaga, who is currently dating Michael Polansky, is looking forward to is starting a family. "I will say I am very excited to have kids. I look forward to being a mom,” she shares. “Isn't it incredible what we can do? We can hold a human inside and grow it. Then it comes out, and it's our job to keep it alive."  She shares, "It's so funny, everyone works out of my house every day. When they come in, I always say, 'Welcome to the Womb!'"

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The Weeknd Opens Up About “Darkest Time” In Life - The Weeknd has given a rare interview to “Variety” and in it opens up about what he considers the “darkest time” in his life.  The singer shares that the song “Faith” on his album “After Hours” was inspired by this period, explaining, “So, this is about the darkest time of my entire life, around 2013, 2014," adding, "I was getting really, really tossed up and going through a lot of personal stuff. I got arrested in Vegas," referring to a 2015 arrest for punching a police officer. He explains, "It was a real rock-star era, which I'm not really proud of. You hear sirens at the end the song—that's me in the back of the cop car, that moment."  The Weeknd admits it wasn’t easy looking back on such a hard time in his life. “I didn't want to...but sometimes you try to run away from who you are, and you always get back to that place,” he offers. “By the end of this album, you realize, 'I'm not that person.' I was, but I'm growing and wiser, and I'm gonna have children someday, and I'm going to tell them they don't have to be that person."  ONE MORE THING! In the article, The Weeknd says he was inspired to be a performer after seeing Jim Carrey’s “The Mask,” and now they are both friends and neighbors. “I texted him the address of my condo in L.A., and he said, ‘I can literally see your place from my balcony,’ and we got out telescopes and were waving to each other,” he shares. “Anyway, on my [30th] birthday, he called and told me to look out my window, and on his balcony he had these giant red balloons, and he picked me up and we went to breakfast.”

 

And...The Weeknd also accuses Usher of copying one of the songs from his 2011 mixtape "House of Balloons." "I heard 'Climax,' that Usher song, and was like, 'Holy f**k, that's a Weeknd song,'" he says. "It was very flattering, and I knew I was doing something right, but I also got angry. But the older I got, I realized it's a good thing."

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British Summertime Hyde Park Canceled Due To Coronavirus - One of London’s biggest summer concert festivals has fallen victim to the coronavirus. Organizers of British Summertime Hyde Park 2020 have canceled the festival, which supposed to take place in July, featuring headliners Taylor Swift, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Kendrick Lamar and Duran Duran.  “It is with a heavy heart that we have decided not to go ahead with BST Hyde Park 2020,” organizers share in a statement. “After closely following government actions and statements during the COVID 19 pandemic, as well as consulting with our partners The Royal Parks and wider agencies, we have concluded that this is the only possible outcome.”  They add, “This would have been the 8th year of this event and we were looking forward to putting on amazing, unique shows for hundreds of thousands of fans in the world’s greatest outdoor venue. But safety always comes first.”  ONE MORE THING! Pearl Jam fans can at least hold out hope for a redo next year. They write on social media hey are "working cosely with event organizers on our possible 2021 return."

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Dua Lipa Wants To Be On “American Horror Story” - Dua Lipa wants to be on TV but not on any old show. During an iHeartRadio “Ask Anything Chat” she revealed that she’s a huge fan of “American Horror Story” and would love to land a role on the series.  “I’d really like to be on ‘American Horror Story’ because I’ve always loved the characters on that series and how they get to play so many different roles with every season,” she shares. “I just love the story behind it and I’ve always been a fan.”

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5 Seconds Of Summer Heart Broken Over Missed Number One - As we previously told you, 5 Seconds of Summer’s latest album “Calm” debuted at number two on the “Billboard” 200 Album chart, but fans aren’t exactly happy about it. t seems a warehouse mix up sent out 10,000 albums a week early, which didn’t count towards their sales total, and cost them the number one spot, causing many fans to protest.  "I just want to say I appreciate you contesting and fighting for our number one record in the U.S.," 5 SOS's Ashton Irwin shared on Twitter. "We're left with the number two spot this week and, may I add, that I think it's absolutely astonishing and incredible that we're even at the top of those charts in the caliber of artists that are there with us.”  He adds, “Records were released a week early that we had no control over, which is very disappointing. Quite honestly, my heart broke when I found out about that."  Irwin noes that while in the past some artists have had their chart position “amended” for the similar mistakes, “it seems like that isn’t going to happen to us.” "I want you to know that I'm extremely proud of this fan base for having a voice," he added. "I love you guys. Remain sincere, keep voicing when things are wrong and I'll try and be as brave as you are."

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ICYMI: Lance Bass Says *NSYNC Has Weekly Zoom Happy Hours - While all this self-isolation is keeping us apart, thanks to technology it’s bringing even more of us together, and that includes the members of *NSYNC. In case you missed it, Lance Bass revealed on “Watch What Happens Live” that he and his former bandmates are staying connected while social distancing.  “We have happy hours every week together on Zoom," he shared, and when Andy Cohen asked if that included Justin Timberlake, Lance replied, “Yeah, of course!”  Justin recently appeared on Lance’s podcast, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the band’s album “No Strings Attached,” with Lance telling Andy, "I heard a lot of things for the first time coming out of Justin’s mouth about *NSYNC. He doesn’t really talk about *NSYNC too much, but it was great to hear his perspective."  As for the most shocking thing he discovered, Lance admits, “That he would actually be interested in talking about a reunion."

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Niall Horan Praises Taylor Swift’s Songwriting - Niall Horan is a big fan of Taylor Swift. In fact, in a new interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, the former One Direction star calls her “just one of the greatest songwriters of her generation.”  "I sometimes will sit here and I'll play some chords and then I'll go, 'What would Taylor do right now?'" he shares. "I actually said it to Taylor. It was her birthday and I sent her an email and I was like, 'There's very few artists around now that you could say that, when you're sitting writing a song, you're like, 'What chord would Taylor choose now?...Taylor Swift is one of those and she deserves everything she gets."  Niall puts Taylor on the level of such songwriters as Paul Simon, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Don Henley and Ed Sheeran. He notes, “It's just poetic, it's storytelling, it's straight down the middle stuff and just, yeah, you can literally just see the picture being painted in front of you, which is something to behold and something I'm sometimes jealous of."

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BET Sets "Saving Our Selves" COVID-19 Relief Fund Special - DJ Khaled, Charlie Wilson, Chance the Rapper, and Kirk Franklin are just a few of the performers slated “Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort.”  In addition to virtual appearances and musical performances from some of the biggest names in business, “Save Our Selves” will also offer tips on how to manage, cope, and help during the COVID-19 crisis. It’ll give up-to-date information and share needed resources.  Kelly Rowland, Terrence J, and Regina Hall will host “Saving Our Selves,” on April 22nd. Proceeds will go to African American communities severely impacted by COVID-19.

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Britney Spears reminds you to stay home: In case you missed it, Britney Spears used her hit song “Hit Me Baby One More Time” to remind everyone they need to stay home and self-isolate. The singer shared a drawing of her holding a jar of Purell, with the line, “My loneliness is,” and instead of “killing me,” she crossed it out and wrote “saving me.” “Enough said 😜🧼🧼🌸🌸🌸🌸,” she wrote, “and thank you to all of the healthcare workers tirelessly working to keep us safe during this time !!!!”

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Is Joy Behar Retiring From "The View?" - Is Joy Behar retiring from “The View?” Depends on whom you ask.  According to a report in Variety, Joy was quoted in Ramin Setoodeh’s book, “Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View,’” as saying that she’s in under contract until 2022, but would probably leave when her contract ends. She then added, “If I’m as fabulous…as I am now,” she’d reconsider but, “The chances of that happening… You know, time marches on. I’m not a kid.”  But a spokesperson from ABC denied the report. “Joy was asked what happens at the end of her contract and as she herself made clear in the interview, if she’s ‘as fabulous in [2022] as I am now,’ she will be in her seat at the table.”

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You Can Get Paid To Binge-Watch Your Favorite Show - With folks stuck at home for now, it’s never been a better time to binge-watch your favorite TV shows. But don’t you wish you could be paid to binge? Guess what, you can!  CableTV.com is offering five lucky people the “dream job.” They’re looking for people to sit down and watch every episode of every season of their favorite TV show, from “X-Files” to “Walking Dead” to “Breaking Bad” and share their thoughts online. The best part? You don’t need a degree, or an office – you just have to be at least 18 years old, eligible to work in the United States, and be active on social media.  If hired, you could make up to $2,000 for sitting on your can and watching shows like “Friends.” Interested? Here are the hourly rates per show:

    “The X-Files”: $12.22                                        “The Walking Dead”: $20.24

    “Friends”: $24.00                                  “The Office”: $27.02

    “Seinfeld”: $28.98                                  “Star Trek:The Original Series”: $30.38

    “Game of Thrones”: $32.58                   “The L Word” (original): $34.28

    “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”: $35.28    “Trailer Park Boys”: $38.10

    “Breaking Bad”: $44.76                          “Community”: $49.60

    “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”: $104.26                “Rick and Morty”: $151.52

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Bethenny Frankel Slams “RHONY”: We told you before that the “Real Housewives of New York City” got their heated words in about Bethenny Frankel’s sudden exit during the season 12 premiere. Well, it turns out Bethenny was watching, and she’s called the moment “the proverbial middle finger to me” in a new interview with “Extra.” “The women definitely had some unpleasant things to say about me,” she adds. “I wish them well.”

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“Doogie Howser” Reboot Coming To Disney-Plus: Do you miss “Doogie Howser?” Well, there’s a fresh new reboot of the show, which originally starred Neil Patrick Harris, in the works at Disney-Plus. And this time, the show will have a female lead. “Doogie Kealoha, MD” will follow a 16-year-old girl working as a doctor in Hawaii after breezing through college and medical school.

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Lifetime Announces Self-Taped “Married At First Sight” Spinoff: Get ready for more “Married at First Sight.” Lifetime has announced a new spinoff of the hit reality show, “First Sight: Couples’ Cam” – it will be self-shot, giving fans an up close and personal look at the lives of the franchise’s most beloved couples. “Couples Cam” premieres on Lifetime on May 20th at 8pm ET.

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 “Full House” Cast Remakes Opening Quarantine Style: Just when you think you can’t love “Full House” anymore, they do something cool to recapture your heart. This time, the cast got together – virtually, of course – to create a coronavirus-inspired version of the show’s title sequence to encourage people to stay home.

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Jared Leto Releases Charity “Star Wars” Shirts For Cinema Club: Jared Leto is doing his part for coronavirus relief. As part of his “Jared Leto Cinema Club,” he’s created a “Star Wars”-inspired shirt with all the proceeds going to the Partners In Health organization, providing “preferential option for the poor in health care.” Plus? Leto is personally matching the money raised.

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Ariana Grande & Liz Gillies Re-Enact “Waterboy”: Ariana Grande and her “Victorious” co-star Elizabeth Gillies are pretty obsessed with “Waterboy.” So much so, that they’ve been recreating scenes from the movie by recording them from their separate homes and then editing them together. Ariana plays Adam Sandler’s character, and her mom Joan stars in the recreation, too.

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