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Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" the most-streamed 20th century song
Richard E. Aaron/Redferns (NEW YORK) -- Given its enduring popularity, it should surprise no one that rock band Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" is one of rock's most-streamed songs. But as of today, the 43-year-old magnum opus is the most-streamed song of any genre from the 20th century, according to the band's label, Universal Music Group. Be careful to note that "from the 20th century" distinction, though, meaning the 1975 classic is the most-streamed of the songs released pre-millennium. UMG says "Bohemian Rhapsody" surpassed 1.6 billion global streams, including views of its official video, which also makes it, they say, the most-streamed...
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Whoopi Goldberg offers to return as Oscars host
ABC/Yolanda Perez (NEW YORK) -- Need an Oscars host? Whoopi Goldberg says she'll do it again. The Oscar winner and four-time former host of the Academy Awards said on Tuesday's The View that she's game to take the gig once more, after comic and actor Kevin Hart withdrew last week after homophobic tweets that he had written eight years ago resurfaced online. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is now reportedly scrambling to find a replacement, and it's even considering a show without a host at all. “If you want to go host-less, that's your prerogative,” Goldberg said...
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Leah Remini can't stop gushing about bestie and 'Second Act' co-star Jennifer Lopez
Leah Remini and Jennifer Lopez in "Second Act"; Barry Wetcher/STX (NEW YORK) -- Actress Leah Remini can't stop talking about her Second Act co-star and best friend, Jennifer Lopez. The former King of Queens star told ABC's Good Morning America on Tuesday how annoyingly perfect the singer, actress and businesswoman is in real-life. She says the two became fast friends when Lopez was married to Marc Anthony. They met at a film premiere years ago. "I was hoping she's not as pretty in real life," Remini joked, then added: "Perfection." Remini continued: "Then my husband says ... 'she really does...
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Carol Burnett to receive new TV achievement Golden Globe award named in her honor
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- What's even better than receiving a special achievement award? Having the award named after you. TV legend Carol Burnett will receive the first-ever Carol Burnett Award for television achievement at the upcoming Golden Globe awards. The award will be the equivalent of its film counterpart, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and will be presented annually to someone who has made outstanding contributions to television on or off the screen. Recipients will be chosen based on their body of work and the lasting impact they’ve had on audiences and the industry. Burnett, 85, is...
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Amy Adams hints she’d be open to another season of 'Sharp Objects'
Anne Marie Fox/HBO (NEW YORK) -- Could Sharp Objects season two be on the way? Amy Adams has renewed hope for another installment of the HBO limited series, saying she's open to the possibility of returning for more episodes. “We’ll see, we’ll see,” Adams tells ABC Radio. “You know it's a funny thing because I was never signed on to a second season. But it would have to make sense story wise.” If season two happened, it would have to go beyond the events of Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name. Adams, who played emotionally damaged reporter Camille Preaker...
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No collusion: Ryan Coogler battling Trump and Putin for the title of Time's Person of the Year
Marvel Studios (NEW YORK) -- Ryan Coolger is on the shortlist of nominees for Time magazine's Person of the Year, but the Black Panther director has some stiff competition, including President Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin. In addition to Trump and Putin, Robert Mueller, Meghan Markle and the March for Our Lives activists join the Black Panther director on the list of the 10 finalists Other notables picks are Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, and murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Time magazine's Person of the Year will be revealed Tuesday morning....
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Deadpool defends Nickelback in new 'Once Upon a Deadpool' teaser
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (NEW YORK) -- You know who's tired of your Nickelback jokes? Deadpool, that's who. The Merc with a Mouth demands that you "Respect the Back" in a new trailer for Once Upon a Deadpool, the upcoming PG-13 version of the very R-rated Deadpool 2. The clip stars Ryan Reynolds' profane anti-hero and actor Fred Savage, who's sitting in bed Princess Bride style when he lays down some harsh words for the much-maligned Canadian rock band. Savage opens by comparing Deadpool being a Marvel property licensed by Fox to "The Beatles being produced by Nickelback." "It's...
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Nick Cannon says Kevin Hart "has no hate in his heart for any community"
L-R: Nick Cannon and Kevin Hart; Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic (NEW YORK) -- When Kevin Hart stepped down from his Oscar-hosting gig after he refused to apologize for almost decade-old homophobic tweets, Nick Cannon was one of the celebrities who came to Hart's immediate defense. Now, Cannon tells ABC Radio what prompted him to speak up for Hart, whom he considers a close friend. "If you know anything about Kevin Hart, you know that he's a great guy," Cannon says. "Not just a good guy, but somebody who has a really great spirit. Somebody that has no hate in his heart for...
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'The Favourite' leads all comers in Critics' Choice Awards nominations
Olivia Colman in "The Favorite"; Atsushi Nishijima/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (NEW YORK) -- The Favourite is clearly that with critics. The comedy-drama set in the 18th century world of the British monarchy scored a leading 14 nominations for the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards. The Favourite earned nominations in all the major categories including best picture, best director and best original screenplay, as well as acting nominations for stars Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. Not far behind is the superhero blockbuster Black Panther, which earned 12 nominations including best picture, best adapted screenplay, and best supporting actor...
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'Stranger Things' season three teaser reveals mysterious episode titles
Netflix (NEW YORK) -- Start speculating, Stranger Things fans. Netflix has released a new teaser for the show's third season, which reveals the cryptic titles of all eight episodes, including: Suzie, Do You Copy?The Mall RatsThe Case of the Missing LifeguardThe Sauna TestThe SourceThe BirthdayThe BiteThe Battle of Starcourt The teaser concludes with this message: “In the summer of 1985, the adventure continues.” Season three of Stranger Things – starring Millie Bobbie Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp and Gaten Matarazzo – will debut in 2019. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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'The Ranch' reveals Danny Masterson's post-exit fate
L-R: Danny Masterson and Sam Elliot; Greg Gayne/Netflix (SPOILERS AHEAD) In the wake of his departure from The Ranch, actor Danny Masterson is urging fans of the Netflix comedy to keep supporting the show. In an Instagram post, Masterson asked fans to keep watching the show, to honor his "family," the crew. "They work 10-14 hour shoot days to make you smile in 30 minute increments," he noted, adding, "Support comedy. Support Art. Support the Iron River ranch and the Bennett Family." Masterson, who also co-executive-produced The Ranch, was fired from the show a year ago this month after sexual...
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Robert De Niro's Robert Mueller is hiding in Eric Trump's closet on 'SNL'
NBC//Will Heath (NEW YORK) -- The special counsel paid a special visit to the president's sons on this week's episode of Saturday Night Live.Eric Trump, played again by Alex Moffat, was being tucked into bed by Mikey Day's Donald Trump Jr. when he started to have some fears about he and his brother's future."There's no boogeyman in your closet," Trump Jr. said. "Have you been watching the news again?"Day's Trump Jr. decided to read his younger brother a bedtime story to help calm him down. Eric struggled a bit with the meaning of words in 'Twas the Night Before Christmas...
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