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‘P-Valley’: Loretta Devine To Recur In Starz’s Strip Club Drama Series

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‘P-Valley’: Loretta Devine To Recur In Starz’s Strip Club Drama Series
Exclusive: Grey’s Anatomy alumna Loretta Devine is set to recur opposite Brandee Evans and Nicco Annan in Starz’s P-Valley, Katori Hall’s strip club drama based on her play Pussy Valley.

Created by Hall, who also showruns, the drama is set down deep in the Mississippi Delta, where lies an oasis of grit and glitter in a rough patch of human existence where beauty can be hard to find. The Southern-fried hourlong drama tells the kaleidoscopic story of a little-strip-club-that-could and the big characters who come through its doors: the hopeful, the lost, the broken, the ballers, the beautiful, and the damned. Trap music meets film noir in this lyrical and atmospheric series that dares to ask what happens when small-town folk dream beyond the boundaries of the Piggly Wiggly and the pawn shop.

Devine will play the Granmuva of Uncle Clifford and former proprietress of The Pynk.
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‘Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas’ preview trailer: All your favorite ‘Agt’ puppets return to celebrate the holidays [Watch]

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‘Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas’ preview trailer: All your favorite ‘Agt’ puppets return to celebrate the holidays [Watch]
Darci Lynne Farmer, the singing ventriloquist who took the country by storm when she won “America’s Got Talent” Season 12, is returning to NBC on Tuesday, December 11 in her first-ever holiday special. “Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas” features the Oklahoma teenager celebrating the holidays with her puppet friends Petunia, Oscar, Edna and Katie as well as superstar guests Kristin Chenoweth, Toby Keith, Hunter Hayes, Pentatonix, Lindsey Stirling, Rickey Minor and Lonnie Chavis. Watch the preview trailer above.

SEEDarci Lynne Farmer fans, rejoice! Singing ventriloquist returns to ‘America’s Got Talent’ as 1 of 50 returning ‘Champions’

And what would a Darci Lynne special be without appearances from the “Agt” judges who helped make her a household name? Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Darci Lynne’s Golden Buzzer mentor Howie Mandel are all set to appear in the hour-long program that was filmed recently in Oklahoma.

Darci Lynne is set to
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‘Games Divas Play’: Lauren London, Parker McKenna Posey & Karen Obilom To Star In Tracey Edmonds’ Bet Drama Series

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‘Games Divas Play’: Lauren London, Parker McKenna Posey & Karen Obilom To Star In Tracey Edmonds’ Bet Drama Series
Exclusive: Former The Game star Lauren London, My Wife and Kids alumna Parker McKenna Posey and Karen Obilom are set as the three leads in Games Divas Play (working title), Bet’s hour-long scripted drama series from executive producer Tracey Edmonds. Production on the 10-episode season began November 29 in Los Angeles. The drama is set to premiere in 2019.

Based on the popular book of the same name by Angela Burt-Murray, Games Divas Play (wt) is a sexy, stylized drama about the L.A. high life, where everyone plays to win. A desperate basketball wife (London) trying to protect her family, a tenacious journalist (Obilom) struggling to rebuild a tarnished career, and a scandalous groupie (Posey) looking to become a star, find it’s murder trying to stay on top.

London’s Vanessa King is a loyal yet skeptical wife, who married her high school sweetheart as
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Hear John Legend, Joan Jett, Tony Bennett’s New Christmas Songs

For the second year, Spotify brings early presents for every kind of music fan under its proverbial Christmas tree with 15 new tracks added to its hit playlist, Spotify Singles: Christmas Collection. The new batch is a mixed bag of artists, with boy band Why Don’t We’s rollicking “Feliz Navidad” to alt-guitar virtuoso Jim James laying down a threadbare rendition of “Oh My Christmas Tree” to Meghan Trainor picking up the sweet and timeless “White Christmas” (which she recorded in Spotify’s Nashville studio last spring.)

John Legend gives
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There's a New, Stripped-Down Version of Aretha Franklin Singing "Silent Night" - Cue the Tears

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There's a New, Stripped-Down Version of Aretha Franklin Singing
It's almost time to set sights on the holiday season, and who better to usher us in than Aretha Franklin? Though the powerful icon passed away in August, one of her old Christmas covers has been newly released, with an incredible twist. Franklin originally recorded the "Silent Night" rendition back in 2008 with full orchestration and background vocals. This new version is much more simple: just a piano and the undeniable power of our late Queen of Soul. The stripped-down version will be included on an upcoming vinyl issue of Franklin's holiday-themed album, This Christmas. Listen above and let her dream voice carry you away.
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Pour Some Hot Cocoa and Listen to Aretha Franklin's Newly Stripped-Down Cover of "Silent Night"

It's almost time to set sights on the holiday season, and who better to usher us in than Aretha Franklin? Though the powerful icon passed away in August, one of her old Christmas covers has been newly released, with an incredible twist. Franklin originally recorded the "Silent Night" rendition back in 2008 with full orchestration and background vocals. This new version is much more simple: just a piano and the undeniable power of our late Queen of Soul. The stripped-down version will be included on an upcoming vinyl issue of Franklin's holiday-themed album, This Christmas. Listen above and let her dream voice carry you away.
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Elf Is the Top Christmas Movie of the 21st Century

With Christmas just a few days away, many will be breaking out their favorite Christmas movies to watch with their family and friends. FandangoNow, Fandango's premium digital video service, got into the holiday spirit by surveying more than 1,000 movie fans, asking what their favorite Christmas movies were, which were made in the 21st Century, from 2000 and on, and the winner was the 2003 holiday classic Elf. Here's what Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis had to say about this beloved Christmas movie in a brief statement.

"Elf is the most beloved holiday movie in my household because it's a film that makes you feel warm, happy and silly, and everyone needs some of that come the holidays. That, plus Will Ferrell's elf antics will never get old!"

The top 5 holiday movies are rounded out by The Polar Express, Love Actually, which actually got a Love Actually 2 sequel of sorts on
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Get Holly Jolly Again with Reba! An Insider’s Guide to the Cma Country Christmas Encore

Maybe you forgot to set your DVR. Or maybe you just want to see the holiday music magic all over again. Either way, you’re getting your second chance: An encore broadcast of the eighth annual Cma Country Christmas special will air Thursday on ABC.

Originally shown on Nov. 27, the special features the big band sound of a 25-piece orchestra, but new host Reba McEntire still manages to keep the vibe country with a strong roster of the genre’s superstars and up-and-comers.

Gone are the Broadway-style dance numbers and quirky cameos (see: Miss Piggy, circa 2011) of the previous seven shows,
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Brown Pleads Not Guilty

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Brown Pleads Not Guilty
Chris Brown has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges stemming from his alleged fight with ex-girlfriend Rihanna in February.

The R&B star showed up at Los Angeles County Court on Monday afternoon with his lawyer, Mark Geragos, and dressed all in black.

He stood silent and stoic as Geragos quickly discussed the case with the judge, who set a preliminary hearing for 29 April.

Brown, who has also acted in films such as This Christmas, was charged with two felonies - assault and making criminal threats.

Outside court, Rihanna's attorney, Donald Etra, reiterated promises that his client will do "everything that the law requires her to do," adding, "She would be pleased if this was over quickly."

Rihanna was not at the arraignment hearing; she was holidaying in Barbados.

Etra went on to explain that the delay between the two hearings "gives the parties the opportunity to discuss the case" and reach an agreement with prosecutors "without a preliminary hearing and without a trial".

This Christmas The Dead Have Been Given The Gift Of Life ...

Look out cult horror fans, here comes director Joe Zerull with A Cadaver Christmas, a new low budget feature currently wrapping up production. And while no budget horror pictures are a dime a dozen there are very few that show off as much style as Zerull’s ...

‘Twas the night before Christmas… And somewhere a janitor mops the halls of a university… A drunk sits at a lonely bar while his faithful bartender serves him mug after mug of pity beer… A police officer makes an arrest… A student security guard sits diligently at her desk… And a science professor conducts a dangerous experiment with unimaginable consequences.

United by terrifying and bizarre circumstances, the janitor, the drunk, the bartender, the cop, his perp, and the student security guard must fight to undo the professor’s work. A dark force is at work in the cadaver lab this Christmas and this
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Brown Withdraws Himself As Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Nominee

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Brown Withdraws Himself As Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Nominee
Shamed R&B singer Chris Brown has withdrawn his name from the upcoming Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards as a result of the "controversy" surrounding his recent fight with girlfriend Rihanna.

The This Christmas star is facing two felony charges relating to an altercation with Rihanna after a Grammys party last month.

Brown's career has taken a serious hit after it emerged the incident left the Umbrella hitmaker reportedly needing medical treatment for her injuries - and now the 19-year-old has decided to remove his name from contention at the 28 March ceremony.

He was nominated for two awards: Favorite Male Singer and Favorite Song for Kiss Kiss - in which he was up against Rihanna's Don't Stop The Music.

But Brown has decided to step back from the prizegiving in a bid to quell the intense interest in his personal troubles - although he promises fans he will soon speak out to give his side of the story.

A statement from his representative says, "Chris very much appreciates the support of his fans and the honour they have paid him in the way of nominations for Favorite Male Singer and Favorite Song.

"Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding the incident last month has shifted the focus from the music to whether he should be allowed to be among those nominated.

"While Chris would like to speak to his fans directly about this and other issues, pending legal proceedings preclude his doing so at this time. Once the matter before him has been resolved, he intends to do so."

The move comes just days after bosses at Nickelodeon owners MTV Networks and Viacom International vowed to keep his name in the running - despite being presented with an online petition demanding Brown's removal from the awards show.

The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards are voted for by the TV channel's young viewers.

Stars Get Thrifty This Christmas!

Yeah, yeah, we're in a recession. But does that have to affect your Christmas wish list? While we're all struggling in this tough economic time, celebrities are hardly taking a hit. But you might be surprised to hear that a couple of them are toning down the holiday gift-buying extravaganza a little bit this year due to the state of our economy. And maybe to make us normal folk feel a little bit better about doing the same. Both Anne Hathaway and Joel Madden are planning on having a thrifty Christmas this year. Anne has decided not...
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Penelope Cruz Encourages Fans To Join Cancer Fight To Help Save Lives This Christmas

Actress Penelope Cruz is speaking out in hopes of getting fans to help her join in the fight for cancer. She has also joined the Anthony Nolan Trust's national campaign to encourage people by going on to the charity's bone marrow register and help save lives this Christmas.

The "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" star took time out of her recent schedule while filming her new movie "Nine" to talk to a young cancer patient.

Joe Cawse, an eight-year-old in Kent, England, who is battling leukemia and seeking a bone marrow donor, received a visit from Cruz. Cruz was so moved by the young patient's courage, she is now speaking out in hopes of getting others to donate their bone marrow to help save lives.

Cruz talked about Cawse saying, "He's a sunny and intelligent eight-year-old but is battling with leukemia as I speak. One suitable donor could save his life."
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What Is the Hot Celeb Tree This Christmas?

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As the holidays inch closer, celebs have been spotted all over Los Angeles picking out the perfect tree – and many seem to lean toward the venerable Noble Fir when it comes to their selection. Jennifer Aniston, Marcia Cross, Kate Hudson and Julia Roberts have all picked up Noble Firs this holiday season. In the cases of Aniston and Cross, both bought their Nobles (which run about $190 for a 7- to 8-ft. tree) at the popular Mr. Greentrees in Beverly Hills.Roberts ordered hers from Malibu Garden, where she also picked up some festive seasonal poinsettias, according to an observer. As for Hudson,
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What Is the Hot Celeb Tree This Christmas?

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As the holidays inch closer, celebs have been spotted all over Los Angeles picking out the perfect tree – and many seem to lean toward the venerable Noble Fir when it comes to their selection. Jennifer Aniston, Marcia Cross, Kate Hudson and Julia Roberts have all picked up Noble Firs this holiday season. In the cases of Aniston and Cross, both bought their Nobles (which run about $190 for a 7- to 8-foot tree) at the popular Mr. Greentrees in Beverly Hills.Roberts ordered hers from Malibu Garden, where she also picked up some festive seasonal poinsettias, according to an observer. As for Hudson,
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360 Reasons To Ask Santa for an Xbox 360 This Christmas

360. Gears of War 2

Quite possibly the most fun you’ve ever had blowing the heads off villainous uglies, and it’s a 360 exclusive. The game’s pacing is so ridiculously optimized that you’ll never get bored during the campaign like you did while slogging through Halo 3. Plus, the thrill of co-op will have you grabbing your friend and hoisting him or (hopefully) her triumphantly in the air like centers do quarterbacks after big touchdown plays. Head shot!
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Brown Sweeps The Board At American Music Awards

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Brown Sweeps The Board At American Music Awards
Chris Brown stole the show at Sunday's 2008 American Music Awards after scooping three major gongs, trailed by Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Rihanna, who all walked away with double wins at the ceremony.

This Christmas star Brown won Favourite Male Artist in the categories of Pop/Rock and Soul/R+B at the event at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre.

His rumoured girlfriend Rihanna matched his wins - scoring victories in the same categories, for Favourite Female Artist.

The With You hitmaker went on to beat Keys, Lil' Wayne, the Eagles and Coldplay for Artist of the Year - modestly insisting the British band was more worthy of the honour, saying, "I would have gave it to Coldplay. I'm at a loss for words."

This Christmas Put Something Violent Under The Tree.

We miss Bob Clark. Though Clark was an American there was a good stretch were he certainly felt like he was one of us here in Canada, producing most of his early films here and populating them with a raft of Canuck talent. For a good long while Clark’s sex comedy Porky’s was actually the top grossing Canadian production of all time. And so his loss was felt pretty hard here but that’s being mitigated by a series of excellent posthumous – though they weren’t originally planned as such – DVD releases from Anchor Bay and Critical Mass, two of which hit shelves this week.
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