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‘Game of Thrones’ finale recap: Ashes to ashes

May 20 2019 — — Some say the world will end in fire. / Some say in ice. And so, our song of ice and fire ends as we all said it would: In extended council meetings and elective monarchy! Congratulations to anyone who correctly called King Bran in their “Game of Thrones” office pool. You definitely earned that Starbucks […]

Rocketman, the Elton John biopic, fails on lift-off

May 18 2019 — — The team behind Rocketman have pulled off the most astonishing feat. Against all the odds, they have managed to produce a two-hour greatest hits musical that turns one of the most flamboyant, gifted and charismatic performing artists of the modern era into a bit of a bore. A lot of words have been written and […]

WWE star Ashley Massaro dies at age 39

May 17 2019 — — Former WWE star Ashley Massaro has died at the age of 39, according to the wrestling organization. “We are saddened to learn of the tragic death of former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro,” WWE said in a statement. “WWE offers its condolences to Ashley’s family and friends.”

Rolling Stones put Canada Day weekend show back on tour schedule

May 16 2019 — — The Rolling Stones are sticking to their Canada Day weekend concert date after all. The British rockers say they’ve put the only Canadian stop on their North American tour back on their schedule as planned, after it was postponed when Mick Jagger underwent heart surgery earlier this year. The Stones will perform on June 29 […]

Tim Conway, star of the ‘Carol Burnett Show,’ dies at 85

May 14 2019 — — Actor and comedian Tim Conway, best known for his work on “The Carol Burnett Show,” died on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, according to his publicist. Conway was 85. He had been battling a longtime illness prior to his death, Howard Bragman, Conway’s representative, told CNN. He was not suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, […]

Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scandal

May 13 2019 — — Actor Felicity Huffman has pleaded guilty to paying $15,000 to rig her daughter’s SAT score in a U.S. college admissions scheme that involved wealthy parents and athletic coaches at some of the country’s top schools. The 56-year-old Desperate Housewives star didn’t speak as she walked into a federal courthouse in Boston on Monday with her […]

Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97

May 13 2019 — — Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and ’60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history, has died. She was 97. The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed Day died early Monday at her Carmel Valley, California, home. […]