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‘Annie Live!’ worked a little too hard but mostly delivered a good-luck night

‘Annie Live!’ worked a little too hard but mostly delivered a good-luck night

After last year’s “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical” — a dual threat as both a critical disaster and a ratings flop — NBC returned to more fertile territory with its latest holiday presentation, “Annie Live!” Incorporating a live audience, the show more closely approximated the energy of a theatrical experience, with its main flaw stemming…MORE

Suspect arrested in shooting death of Jacqueline Avant

Suspect arrested in shooting death of Jacqueline Avant

A man has been arrested in the shooting death of Jacqueline Avant, philanthropist and wife of music icon Clarence Avant. “We’re very pleased to announce today that we have arrested a suspect in the homicide of one of our beloved Beverly Hills residents,” Beverly Hills Police Chief Mark Stainbrook announced in a briefing Thursday. Multiple…MORE

Eddie Mekka, Carmine on ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ dead at 69
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Eddie Mekka, Carmine on ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ dead at 69

Eddie Mekka, who found fame playing Carmine “The Big Ragoo” Ragusa, on the hit series “Laverne & Shirley,” died Saturday at his home in Newhall, California, according to his official Facebook account. He was 69. No details on his cause of death were made immediately available. Mekka played Shirley’s love interest on the show. Cindy…MORE

Amy Schneider is first trans contestant to qualify for ‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions

Amy Schneider is first trans contestant to qualify for ‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions

“Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider is making history as the first trans woman to qualify for the show’s Tournament of Champions. Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California, won her 11th contest this week. Though Schneider is not the first trans champion the show has had, she is the first to qualify for the elusive Tournament…MORE

Sandra Bullock opens up about partner and parenting on ‘Red Table Talk’

Sandra Bullock opens up about partner and parenting on ‘Red Table Talk’

Sandra Bullock is pretty private and protective when it comes to her children, but she opened up on the new episode of “Red Table Talk.” The actress talked to the show’s co-hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris about how her partner, Bryan Randall, was not involved in the adoption of her two…MORE

‘Coming Out Colton’ tracks ‘The Bachelor’ alum Colton Underwood’s LGBTQ education
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‘Coming Out Colton’ tracks ‘The Bachelor’ alum Colton Underwood’s LGBTQ education

Much like Caitlyn Jenner’s coming-out education in “I Am Cait,” “The Bachelor” alum Colton Underwood approaches the process of telling the world who he is almost like an anthropologist in the six-part Netflix docuseries “Coming Out Colton.” It’s a carefully constructed showcase for someone who, like Jenner and her extended family, appears accustomed to life…MORE

Jacqueline Avant, wife of music exec Clarence Avant, shot and killed in home robbery
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Jacqueline Avant, wife of music exec Clarence Avant, shot and killed in home robbery

Jacqueline Avant, a philanthropist and the wife of music icon Clarence Avant and mother-in-law to Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos, was fatally shot in her home early Wednesday, according to a spokesperson for Netflix. Police have not confirmed the identity of the victim but in a statement to CNN said they responded to a call regarding…MORE

Question of the Day

Dec 2

Q:  Nearly 70% of Americans say they rarely or never do this…even tho they probably have the opportunity to do it nearly every day… A: Answer the phone if they don’t know who’s calling

Dec 1

Q: Sales of this item dipped by up to 40-percent due to the pandemic… A: Ties

Nov 30

Q: It’s not many, but 5% of American adults say they haven’t done this in the past 6-months… A: Listened to music