Entertainment

Grant Thompson
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July 31, 2019 - 10:57 am
By Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) -- Grant Thompson, who as the "King of Random" racked up billions of video views on YouTube, has died, his family posted on his official social media accounts. He was 38. A posting on his verified Instagram account Tuesday stated: "It is with great sadness to...
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Melissa McCarthy
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July 30, 2019 - 1:06 pm
By Marianne Garvey, CNN (CNN) -- Melissa McCarthy is obviously interested in taking on the role of Ursula in Disney's live-action "Little Mermaid," winking at the camera when Jimmy Kimmel asked her if she'd be playing the part. The actress addressed the rumors during her Monday night appearance on...
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Lil Nas X
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July 30, 2019 - 6:50 am
By Marianne Garvey, CNN (CNN) -- Lil Nas X has now made Billboard chart history. The rapper's song "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, has landed at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the 17th consecutive week. That makes the song as the longest-running No. 1 single since the chart's...
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PBA Friends
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July 29, 2019 - 12:07 pm
Whitney Friedlander, CNN (CNN) -- Here's some news that will certainly make many a "Friends" fan (central) perk up: A pop-up experience themed around the beloved NBC sitcom will open in New York in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of its 1994 premiere. Named "The One with the Pop-Up," as a nod...
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Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf celebrates after winning the Fortnite World Cup solo final at Arthur Ashe Stadium on July 28, 2019 in New York City.
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Mark Abrams
July 29, 2019 - 7:29 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Montgomery County teenager won the individual world title and a $3 million prize for his play in the online video game Fortnite during an international competition over the weekend in New York. Kyle Giersdorf, 16, of Pottsgrove is known in the Fortnite world as "...
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This image released by Disney shows characters, from left, Zazu, voiced by John Oliver, and young Simba, voiced by JD McCrary, in a scene from "The Lion King."
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July 28, 2019 - 3:38 pm
By: Andrew Dalton LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Lion King" rode its circle of life into a second weekend atop the box office and "Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood," while not quite doing fairytale numbers, gave director Quentin Tarantino his biggest opening ever. Disney's photorealistic remake of the...
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Russi Taylor, an actress who for more than three decades gave voice to Minnie Mouse, has died on Friday, July 26, 2019, at age 75.
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July 27, 2019 - 7:21 pm
GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — Russi Taylor, an actress who gave voice to Minnie Mouse for more than three decades, has died. Walt Disney Co. chairman Bob Iger announced Taylor's death in a statement Saturday. Disney says Taylor died Friday in Glendale, California. She was 75. The cause wasn't immediately...
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In this Dec. 10, 2001 file photo Linda Johnson Rice, president and chief operating officer of Jet magazine, looks over awards and recognitions won by the magazine in its 50-year lifetime at Jet's Chicago headquarters.
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July 26, 2019 - 1:39 pm
By Russell Contreras and Sally Ho, Associated Press The sale of the photo archive of Ebony and Jet magazines chronicling African American history is generating relief among some who worried the historic images may be lost. But it's also causing some to mourn since the images, including photos of...
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Rita's Italian Ice Eagles-themed flavor
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Rachel Kurland
July 26, 2019 - 1:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Rita's Italian Ice has a brand new flavor, and it tastes like victory. To celebrate the start of football season, Rita's is launching a limited edition summer flavor for the Eagles, fittingly called "Go Birds!" New Go Birds midnight green flavor at @RitasItalianIce...
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The Mann Center
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July 26, 2019 - 11:08 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Below, you'll find a wide selection of things to do in Philly, the burbs and neighboring states this weekend. Check back with KYW Newsradio weekly to plan your summer outings. PARTIES, FESTIVALS AND...
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