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O.J. Simpson Parole Hearing Draws 13 Million Viewers

1 hour ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The live broadcasts of O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing attracted 13 million total viewers across eight different networks, according to Nielsen data.

The hearing was carried live from 1 p.m to 3 p.m. Et on Thursday. For the broadcast networks, CBS was first with 3.1 million viewers. ABC was second with 2.3 million. NBC finished third with 1.9 million, and Fox was fourth with 1.3 million.

On cable, Fox News led the pack with 1.7 million,, followed by CNN with 1.1 million. Hln clocked in with 559,000, and Espn nabbed 471,000. It should be noted, however, these numbers do not reflect online streaming of the hearing.

The viewership is a far cry from the infamous white Bronco chase in which Simpson was involved in 1994, which drew an estimated 95 million viewers. Nor was it anywhere close to the 150 million people who tuned in for the verdict in Simpson’s murder trial in 1995.

Simpson was granted parole from a Nevada prison after serving over eight years of a »


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John Heard Dead at 72; TV Roles Included The Sopranos, Prison Break

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Veteran actor John Heard, familiar to many as Macaulay Culkin’s Home Alone pop, was found dead on Friday in a Palo Alto, Calif. hotel room. He was 72.

A cause of death is not yet known, reports TMZ.

On the smaller screen, Heard’s credits included CBS’ adaptation of the 1994 John Grisham film The Client, The Sopranos (for which he earned an Emmy nomination as corrupt cop Vin Makazian), Jack & Bobby, Prison Break (playing Sara Tancredi’s governor father), NCIS: Los Angeles and, most recently, spring episodes of Fox’s APB and WGN America’s Outsiders.

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‘Scrubs’ Creator Bill Lawrence’s Plane Crashes in East River, No Injuries Reported

16 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Scrubs” creator Bill Lawrence was aboard a seaplane that crashed in New York City’s East River on Friday afternoon.

The plane, which was headed to the Hamptons, experienced a broken pontoon and was disabled around 5:30 p.m. ET, according to WABC. Ten people, including passengers and crew, were evacuated by FDNY and taken to 23rd Street Marina on the East Side. No injuries were reported.

Lawrence later posted several photos of the incident on social media. “Wild day. Daughter and all ok. First plane crash. Thanks NYC emergency folks,” he wrote on Twitter. »


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Linkin Park Cancels Tour After Chester Bennington's Death

18 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Linkin Park will not continue their North American tour following frontman Chester Bennington's death. The 41-year-old singer's body was found in his Los Angeles home Thursday. He died of an apparent suicide by hanging. Linkin Park was supposed to begin the North American leg of their One More Light tour on July 27, in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Special tour guests were to include Machine Gun Kelly, One Ok Rock and Snoop Dogg. "We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington. The Linkin Park One More Light North American Tour has been canceled and refunds are available at point of purchase. Our thoughts go out to all those »


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Exclusive: The Black Eyed Peas 'Devastated' by Chester Bennington's Death: 'We Built a Friendship With Him'

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The Black Eyed Peas are mourning the loss of Chester Bennington.

ET's Kevin Frazier caught up with the band at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, where they took a moment from promoting their new comic book, Masters of the Sun, to pay tribute to the Linkin Park singer.

Watch: Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Found Dead at 41 of Possible Suicide

"I mean, we had been in the studio with him a couple months ago, and he seemed in good spirits, so when I heard the news, for me, personally, it devastated me," Taboo said of Bennington, who was found dead on Thursday. "I was driving. I remember calling [will.i.am]. I was like, 'Dude, I can't believe this. You know, he was just in the studio with us.'"

"You know, we built a friendship with him, which is even harder, when you build a friendship outside of working with each other," Taboo continued »


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Charlize Theron Skillfully Dance Battles With Jimmy Fallon

21 July 2017 8:36 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Charlize Theron and Jimmy Fallon took turns making up dance moves for a round of The Tonight Show's Dance Battle. In honor of Theron's new movie Atomic Blonde, all of the songs were from the '80s and the film's soundtrack.

Theron went first and was prompted with "slap the giraffe," which she looked at dubiously. "That's not a mistake, that's actually what you meant to write?" she asked, laughing. Nevertheless, she went out on stage and slapped an imaginary giraffe, inspiring Fallon to jealously ask, "How do you make that look cool?" 

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Madame Tussauds’ Beyonce Wax Figure Removed After Backlash

21 July 2017 9:09 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A newly-installed wax figure of pop star Beyonce has been removed from its display at Madame Tussauds’ New York museum. The move follows backlash over how Queen Bey was depicted. According to the New York Times, the statue was no longer on display as of Thursday afternoon. A staff member did not give a reason for the figure’s absence, saying that it was “off the floor until further notice.” A spokesperson for Madame Tussauds told TheWrap that the figure had been “adjusted” for lighting and styling but that the museum would not comment “further on the removal or reintroduction of the figure. »


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O.J. Simpson Moved to Protective Custody After Parole Decision

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O.J. Simpson has been moved to his own prison cell to be away from other inmates as he awaits his release for his own protection. The 70-year-old former football star was granted parole during a Thursday hearing following his 2007 Las Vegas robbery arrest. Given the attention surrounding him, prison officials have now placed him in protective custody at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada until he goes free on Oct. 1. “His parole could make him a target here,” Nevada Department of Corrections spokesperson Brooke Keast told CNN. “He just has two-and-a-half months to go, and we don’t want someone trying. »


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Korn Guitarist Slammed for ‘Tactless and Distasteful’ Comments About Chester Bennington

21 July 2017 8:35 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch is being slammed on social media for his “ignorant” and “distasteful” comments about the death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington. “Honestly, Chester’s an old friend who we’ve hung with many times, and I have friends who are extremely close to him, but this is truly pissing me off!” Welch wrote on Facebook Thursday following the news about Bennington’s death. “How can these guys send this message to their kids and fans?! I’m sick of this suicide s—! I’ve battled depression/mental illness, and I’m trying to be sempethetic »


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Beyoncé Steps Out with Solange to Attend Missy Elliot Concert, 5 Weeks After Twins' Birth

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Beyoncé was out on the town again on Friday night, looking as ***flawless as ever five weeks after giving birth to twins.

The 35-year-old singer, who delivered twins Rumi and Sir Carter on June 18, stepped out in Los Angeles with sister Solange Knowles to see pal Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot‘s headlining performance at the Fyf Fest.

The three musicians were all smiles as they posed for a photo in Elliot’s trailer later tweeted by the “Work It” songstress. Bey wore a flowing denim poncho and tight black jeans — accessorizing the look with ankle-length black heels and silver-trimmed circular shades. »


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18-Year-Old Cheer Camp Volunteer Charged with Allegedly Killing Newborn and Burying It Near Her Family Home

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Alicia Keys Debuts Wild New Hair-See the Pics!

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Alicia Keys is making another bold beauty move!

Read: Alicia Keys Explains Her Makeup-Free Beauty Look, Gets Candid on Motherhood: 'I'm a Lioness'

On her Instagram, the singer debuted pink and yellow-orange neon braids, first showing them from behind in all their colorful glory, tagged with nothing more than #views and #nyc. Then we get an up-close look of Keys, still sporting no makeup, looking very much like a "girl on fire" with her bright locks.

The new 'do could be a hint to her next album. Keys announced she is stepping away from The Voice to concentrate on her new album and told Et in May, "I'm about halfway," through the process.

Exclusive: Alicia Keys Reveals Why She's Stepping Away From 'The Voice'

Either way, Keys looks gorgeous as always, with the perfect bright summer hair to beat the heat. »


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Former Miss USA Olivia Jordan and Model Allie Ayers Hit Miami Swim Week for S.I. Photo Shoot

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Former Miss USA Olivia Jordan and model Allie Ayers partnered up in Miami Beach ... in pastel swimsuits incredibly easy on the eyes. The bubbly blondes teamed up for a Sports Illustrated photo shoot during Miami Swim Week ... and they definitely work well together. Allie opted for a 1-piece instead of a bikini ... but still managed to reveal more than Olivia. Jordan was crowned Miss USA in 2015 and went on to place second runner-up in Miss Universe. »

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John Heard, 'Home Alone' and 'Sopranos' Actor, Dies at 72

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John Heard, the actor best known for his role as Peter McAllister in the Home Alone franchise, died Friday. He was 72.

Related: Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington's Death: New Details Emerge

According to multiple reports, Heard was found dead in a hotel in Palo Alto, California, reportedly recovering from back surgery.

Heard began his acting career in the 70's, appearing on stage, television and various films. With over 170 acting credits to his name, he had roles in the Tom Hanks film, Big, Beaches, Chilly Scenes of Winter, Heart Beat, Cutter’s Way and Cat People. Heard also appeared in episodes of Battlestar GalacticaNCIS: Los Angeles, Modern Family, Sharnako and Outsiders, as well as had a couple of projects in post-production, including Imprisoned, Graffiti, The Tale, and was filming Broome Street Boys.

Related: Here's What the Cast of 'Home Alone' Looks Like 25 Years Later

In 1999, Heard was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding »


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Victoria Beckham Gives Daughter Harper a Spice Girls Doll Set - See the Pics!

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Spice up your life!

Victoria Beckham took to Instagram on Saturday to show off a nostalgic gift she gave her 6-year-old daughter, Harper -- a Spice Girls doll set!

“Harper loves her Spice Girl dolls,” the 43-year-old fashion designer shared on her Instagram story. The photo shows a set of five dolls that represent Beckham and her former bandmates Geri Halliwell, Mel B, Mel C and Emma Bunton. All of the dolls are sporting the band’s typical ‘90s attire, of course.

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Watch: Victoria Beckham Teases 'Carpool Karaoke' Appearance With James Corden, Spice Girls Fans Rejoice!

“Spice up your life!” Beckham captioned another photo, showing Harper playing with the dolls.

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In a third photo, Beckham hinted that this may be the first time Harper is learning of her mom’s musical past.

“When u find out mummy was a pop star!!” the mother-of-four captioned an adorable pic of Harper looking at the dolls »


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Johnny Depp's Most Extravagant Expenses Revealed in Ongoing Lawsuit Against Business Managers

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Johnny Depp knows how to spend his money, but does he know how to spend it wisely? As the actor and his former business managers continue to battle in court, new court documents are revealing some of the expenses the Pirates of the Caribbean star may have experienced in recent years. One purchase creating buzz is a pop culture-inspired gift for his daughter Lily-Rose Depp. In documents obtained by E! News, Johnny allegedly used one of The Management Group's Visa cards to pay for "expensive and personal gifts" for his friends and family. One special present was a $7,000 couch from the set of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. But wait, there's a whole lot more! The Management »


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Victoria Beckham's Daughter Harper Playing With Spice Girl Dolls May Be the Cutest Thing Ever

1 hour ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Victoria Beckham is not like a regular mom, she's a cool mom! The fashion designer and Spice Girls singer posted on her Instagram Stories Feed Friday night adorable photos of her and husband David Beckham's youngest of their four kids, six-year-old daughter Harper Beckham, playing with Spice Girls dolls. Victoria, aka Posh Spice, is depicted in a black mini dress, a skimpier version of the one the singer wore in the group's breakout 1995 music video "Wannabe." "When you find out Mummy was a pop star!! Xxx," Victoria wrote. "Harper loves her Spice Girl dolls!" she added. "Spice up your life!" Let's »


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Fans Applaud Jennifer Lopez’s Use of Gender-Inclusive Pronouns

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Jennifer Lopez is getting praise from her fans and members of the non-binary community after using gender-neutral pronouns when describing her sister’s child Brandan in an inspiring Instagram post on Tuesday.

“This is Brendan my sister Leslie’s second child!!” the 47-year-old singer and actress captioned a photo of Brandan, taken at the Global Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.. “They were the one person selected to represent their school at #globalyoungleadersconference in Washington DC!!! And I couldn’t be more proud!!!”

“Brendan is strong and smart and loving and a obviously a leader!!,” Lopez continued. “Titi Jenn loves you! »


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‘Home Alone’, ‘Sopranos’ Actor John Heard Dead At 72

1 hour ago | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Veteran character actor John Heard has passed away at age 72 in Palo Alto, California, with the Santa Clara County coroner’s office confirming to Deadline that the cause of death is currently under investigation. Heard had a lengthy roster of film and television credits throughout a career spanning four decades, including playing the forgetful father in […] »

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A Look Back at Jane Austen's Enduring Legacy on the 200th Anniversary of Her Death

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A love of Jane Austen is a habit the world just can’t seem to kick.

This week marks the 200th anniversary of famed author (and hopeless romantic) Jane Austen’s death. The author continues to bring England’s Regency period to life (and romanticize it) to her countless fans. In a sign of her legacy’s tremendous influence, the Bank of England debuted a 10 pound note with her face on it this week.

But to call Austen lovers simply “fans” is underselling their devotion. Fanatics, perhaps, is more accurate. They join clubs for Austen lovers in droves — the Jane Austen »


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