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Kennedy Center Honors fetes new inductees, including Queen Latifah, Billy Crystal and Dionne Warwick

New Kennedy Center honorees including comedian Billy Crystal and rapper and actor Queen Latifah have been feted at a star-studded event commemorating their lifetime achievement in arts and entertainment.

Kiss say farewell to live touring, become first US band to go virtual and become digital avatars

On Saturday night, Kiss closed out the final performance of their “The End of the Road” farewell tour at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden.

Alvin Ailey troupe – and a soulful Cynthia Erivo – join to celebrate dance legend Judith Jamison

Actor-singer Cynthia Erivo lent searing and soulful vocals to an evening marking Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 65th anniversary, and celebrating the talents of dance legend Judith Jamison its former star dancer and longtime company leader.

Shane MacGowan, lead singer of The Pogues and a laureate of booze and beauty, dies at age 65

Shane MacGowan, the boozy, rabble-rousing singer and chief songwriter of The Pogues, who infused traditional Irish music with the energy and spirit of punk, has died.

Writer John Nichols, author of ‘The Milagro Beanfield War’ with a social justice streak, dies at 83

Writer John Nichols, author “The Milagro Beanfield War,” has died. He was 83. The novel he’s best known for features a traditional Latino community defending its lifeblood water supply and culture in good humor against corrupt outside interests.

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs temporarily steps down as Revolt chairman amid sexual abuse allegations

Sean “Diddy” Combs has temporarily stepped down as chairman of his television network Revolt amid multiple sexual abuse allegations against the music mogul.

R&B singer Kiana Ledé is taking back control of her music and her life

R&B singer Kiana Ledé is launching the international leg of her “Grudges” tour Tuesday in Auckland, New Zealand, and will include stops in Paris, London and Berlin.

‘Past Lives,’ Lily Gladstone win at Gotham Awards, while Robert De Niro says his speech was edited

Celine Song’s wistful romance “Past Lives” has earned top honors at the Gotham Awards at an award-season kickoff where the night’s biggest drama came in a political speech by Robert De Niro that the actor claimed had been edited.

Stephen Colbert’s ‘The Late Show’ pulled until next week as host recovers from surgery

First this fall, a new round with COVID-19 shuttered Stephen Colbert’s “The Late Show.” Now the show is again sidelined as the host recovers from a burst appendix.

Book Review: ‘Outrageous: A History of Showbiz and the Culture Wars’ argues history repeats itself

“There is nothing new under the sun.” So goes the adage which conveys the tendency for history to repeat itself.

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 3-9

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Dec. 3-9 include rock singer Ozzy Osbourne, actor Tiffany Haddish and businesswoman and TV personality Lori Greiner from “Shark Tank.”

The founding editor of The Washington Monthly magazine, Charles Peters, has died at 96

The founding editor of The Washington Monthly magazine and its editor-in-chief for three decades, Charles Peters, has died. He was 96.

Susan Sarandon and Melissa Barrera dropped from Hollywood companies after comments on Israel-Hamas war

Oscar-winning actor Susan Sarandon and “Scream” star Melissa Barrera were each dropped by Hollywood companies after making comments on the Israel-Hamas war that some deemed antisemitic.

Movie Review: Emerald Fennell chronicles a promising young man in audacious, shock-filled ‘Saltburn’

Anticipation has been hot for Emerald Fennell’s second feature ever since her bracingly original “Promising Young Woman” won a screenplay Oscar.

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 26-Dec. 2

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Nov. 26-Dec. 2 include singer Britney Spears, actor Kaley Cuoco and musician apl.de.ap of Black Eyed Peas.

Daisaku Ikeda, head of global Japanese Buddhist organization Soka Gakkai, dies at 95

Daisaku Ikeda, who headed Soka Gakkai, a Japanese Buddhist organization, that includes Herbie Hancock and other celebrities in its fold, has died.

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and singer Cassie settle lawsuit alleging abuse 1 day after it was filed

Sean “Diddy” Combs and singer Cassie say they have settled a lawsuit containing allegations of beatings and abuse by the powerful music producer.

K-pop star Rosé joins first lady Jill Biden to talk mental health

K-pop superstar Rosé has joined U.S. first lady Jill Biden at a mental health event to talk about how even famous people grapple with emotional struggles.

Author A.S. Byatt, who wrote best-seller ‘Possession’ and had a beetle named after her, dies at 87

The British author of the Booker Prize-winning novel “Possession” has died at the age of 87. A.S. Byatt’s publisher, Chatto & Windus, said Friday that the author, whose full name was Antonia Byatt, died “peacefully at home surrounded by close family.”

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 19-25

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Nov. 19-25 include “Dancing With the Stars” judge Bruno Tonioli, football player-turned-TV host Michael Strahan and actor Katherine Heigl.

Here’s a partial list of nominees for the 66th Grammy Awards

The nominees for next year’s Grammy Awards have been announced. SZA is the leading nominee with nine, including in the album and record of the year categories.

South Carolina naturalist Rudy Mancke, who shared how everyone is connected to nature, dies at 78

South Carolina naturalist Rudy Mancke, who shared his vast love for the outdoors with public television viewers and radio listeners for decades has died.

Gavin Rossdale celebrates 3 decades of Bush songs with a greatest hits album, ‘Loaded’

Putting together a collection of Bush’s greatest hits was relatively easy. Convincing frontman Gavin Rossdale to do it was harder. He thought it sounded like a farewell.

Patrick Dempsey named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine

People magazine has named Patrick Dempsey as its Sexiest Man Alive. The actor and race car driver takes the mantle from “Captain America” star Chris Evans, who was 2022’s selection.

R.E.M. celebrates ‘a very radical departure’ 25 years ago with their album ‘Up’

Twenty-five years ago, an R.E.M. album arrived that didn’t sound like a typical R.E.M. album. “Up,” the band’s 11th album which dropped in the fall of 1998, was a curious and challenging collection that split fans and critics alike but reveals more interesting things with each listen.

‘Priscilla’ stars Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi on trust, Sofia and souvenirs

Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi play Priscilla and Elvis Presley in Sofia Coppola’s new film, now playing in theaters nationwide.

‘The Family Chantel’ star Pedro Jimeno breaks his silence on divorce and the show’s ending

“The Family Chantel” star Pedro Jimeno, who is recently divorced from Chantel Everett, says the “damage is done” and “it’s not going to be any reconciliation in the future.”

‘80s icon Boy George is returning to Broadway in ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’

Boy George is returning to Broadway in “Moulin Rouge! The Musical.” The singer-songwriter whose hits include “Karma Chameleon” and “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” will play Moulin Rouge club owner Harold Zidler in the jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s hyperactive 2001 movie.

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 12-18

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Nov. 12-18 include actor-TV host Whoopi Goldberg, guitarist Kirk Hammett of Metallica and singer TJ Osborne of Brothers Osborne.

This holiday season, the mean ol’ Grinch gets a comedy podcast series hosted by James Austin Johnson

What would the mean ol’ Grinch be doing in 2023? Would that Christmas sad sack be hosting a cooking show on TikTok? Writing long essays for Substack?