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Alec Baldwin ‘taking a break’ from Twitter after controversy over wife Hilaria Baldwin’s heritage

Alec Baldwin announced that he is taking a break from Twitter after the scandal surrounding his wife, Hilaria Baldwin. Baldwin tweeted “Twitter is like a party where everybody is screaming. Not much of a party. Goodbye for now.”

Alec’s announcement comes nearly one month after Hilaria, 37, was forced to deny accusations that she has been lying about her Spanish heritage and faking her accent for years. Hilaria had vowed to “sign off [Instagram] for a long time” in the wake of the controversy, but returned just three hours later. She then sat down for an interview with The New York Times, in which she shut down cultural appropriation allegations.

Alec released an eight-and-a-half-minute Instagram video on December 27, telling his 2 million followers that people were being “ridiculous” for calling out his wife of eight years. “We live in a world now where we’re hidden behind the anonymity of social media,” he said. “People feel that they can say anything.”

Alec Baldwin leaves Twitter after uproar over wife’s heritage

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Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and Garth Brooks perform at Inauguration of President Joe Biden

Lady Gaga performed the National Anthem at President Biden’s inauguration, singing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ as part of the event to mark President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.  

Gaga sang from the West Front of the US Capitol, dressed in a navy blue jacket, a red dress and a gold dove pinned on her jacket.  On Twitter, Lady Gaga called for peace, captioning a photograph: “A dove carrying an olive branch. May we all make peace with each other.”

Jennifer Lopez sang ‘This Land is Your Land’ from the balcony of the famous building, and managed to get a line of her song, ‘Let’s Get Loud ‘ into the performance. 

Garth Brooks performed a rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’, asking everyone at the event in person, at home and at work to join in.  Brooks said: “I’m going to ask you to sing this last verse with me. Not just the people here, but the people at home, at work. As one, united.”

Inside Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks’ performances at Biden’s inauguration

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Harry Brant, Son of Stephanie Seymour and Peter Brant, Dies at 24

Harry Brant, the younger son of billionaire publisher Peter Brant and model Stephanie Seymour, has died. The 24-year-old socialite and fashionista was found dead Sunday of an accidental drug overdose, his parents said in statement.  Brant’s parents said Brant died just days before he was to re-enter rehab.

Brant and Seymour said: “It is with enormous sorrow that we share with you the news that our beloved son, Harry Brant, lost his battle with addiction and died due to an accidental overdose of prescription medication. Our hearts are shattered. We will forever be saddened that Harry’s life was cut short by this devastating disease. We ask that you please allow our family privacy as we attempt to cope with the loss of our beautiful, beautiful boy.”

Brant was a staple of New York’s fashion scene, along with his brother, Peter Brant II. Brant modeled for Balmain and Italian Vogue, and launched a unisex makeup line for MAC with his brother in 2015. His parents said he had hoped to expand his role creatively at Peter Brant’s Interview magazine.

Stephanie Seymour’s son, Harry Brant, dies at 24 from accidental overdose, family says

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All five seasons of ‘The Muppet Show’ coming to Disney+ this February

Disney+ said in a press release Tuesday that all five seasons of The Muppet Show is coming to Disney+ in February. The variety series will start streaming Feb. 19.

The Muppet Show, created by Jim Henson and featuring his Muppet puppet characters, aired from 1976 to 1981. Seasons 4 and 5 were previously unreleased on home entertainment. The Muppet Show features beloved Muppets characters, including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and the Swedish Chef, as well as a variety of famous guest stars.

Kermit the Frog said, “It’s going to be great to welcome back longtime fans, and to give a new generation of fans a chance to see how we got our start, how Miss Piggy became a star and so much more. Today, I’m proud to say: ‘It’s time to play the music, light the lights and meet the Muppets on Disney Plus tonight!’ And as for Statler and Waldorf, the two old guys in the balcony, I can only add: ‘Sorry, guys, but… here we go again.'”

The Muppet Show is getting a long-awaited streaming release on Disney+

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‘Ozark’ and ‘The Crown’ lead the Critics Choice Awards Nominations:

Netflix’s Ozark and The Crown each earned six Critics Choice Award nominations, announced on Monday.  Streaming service Netflix led the field with 26 nominations and premium cable network HBO followed close behind with 24 nods.

Lovecraft Country (HBO), Mrs. America (FX), Schitt’s Creek (Pop) and What We Do in the Shadows (FX) earned five nods apiece, while Better Call Saul (AMC) and The Plot Against America (HBO) each are up for four awards.

Critics Choice Association CEO Joey Berlin said in a statement, “We are so thrilled to be celebrating the incredible work that was released during this extended season. In a year when the need for entertainment was undeniable, the industry rallied to deliver beautiful series that delighted us, educated us, challenged us, and most importantly, brought us all together.”

Winners will be announced during a March 7 ceremony hosted by entertainer Taye Diggs.

Critics’ Choice Awards 2021: The Complete List of TV Nominations

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Justin Timberlake confirms he and wife Jessica Biel have welcome new son, Phineas

Justin Timberlake officially announced his wife, actress Jessica Biel, gave birth to their second child in 2020. Timberlake said in an interview that aired on Monday’s edition of The Ellen DeGeneres Show that their infant son’s name is Phineas.

“He’s awesome and he’s so cute,” Timberlake said of his baby boy after DeGeneres asked him for details. “Nobody is sleeping, but we are thrilled.” The couple had not publicly announced they were expecting or had welcomed a child before this confirmation, nor did Timberlake say exactly when Phineas was born.

Timberlake, 39, and Biel, 38, have been married since 2012. They are also the parents of a 5-year-old son named Silas.

Justin Timberlake Confirms Birth of Second Baby With Jessica Biel, Reveals New Son’s Name

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‘The Marksman’ starring Liam Neeson wins the weekend box office with $3.2M

Liam Neeson’s The Marksman takes the number one spot at this weekend’s box office after taking in $3.2 million. The action thriller, directed by Robert Lorenz, follows a rancher and former Marine (Neeson) living in an Arizona border town who must help a young boy (Jacob Perez) escape a Mexican drug cartel. Katheryn Winnick, Juan Pablo Raba, and Teresa Ruiz also star.

Wonder Woman 1984 took the second spot at the box office during the Martin Luther King weekend after earning $2.6 million. The Croods: A New Age fell to the third spot, taking in just over $2 million, which brings its global grand total to $133.9 million after eight weeks in theaters. The Tom Hanks-starring News of the World came in at number four after bringing in $1 million. Monster Hunter starring Hilary Swank and Michael Ealy, fell to number five this weekend after earning $920K. 

Liam Neeson’s ‘The Marksman’ Arrives at No. 1 at the Box Office

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JLo, Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake and more to perform at Inauguration of Joe Biden

Pop artists Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga will perform at the 59th Inaugural Ceremonies on Wednesday, January 20th, when Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as President and Vice President of the United States.

Actor Tom Hanks will host a 90-minute primetime TV special celebrating Biden’s inauguration, Gaga will sing the national anthem and Lopez will give a musical performance on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, where the ceremony will be taking place. Additional performers include Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and more. 

Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, And More Will Perform At Biden’s Inauguration

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Cardi B to Star in Comedy Film ‘Assisted Living’

Cardi B has landed her first leading big-screen role in the Paramount comedy Assisted Living.  The script will be penned by This Is Us writer Kay Oyegun, and Temple Hill and Stephen Love will produce for Paramount.

The story follows Amber (Cardi B), a small time crook, who finds herself in over her head when a heist goes wrong. On the run from both the cops and her former crew, she struggles to find anyone to take her in. Running out of options, Amber disguises herself as an elderly woman and hides out in the one place no one will look — her estranged grandmother’s nursing home.

Cardihad a small role in Jennifer Lopez’s 2019 hit Hustlers, and also served as a judge on Netflix’s unscripted music competition series Rhythm + Flow. Before rising up the charts, Cardi B got her start as a reality TV personality on the VH1 series Love and Hip-Hop.

Cardi B to Star in New Comedy ‘Assisted Living’

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Siegfried Fischbacher, of the Siegfried & Roy illusionist duo, dies at 81

Siegfried Fischbacher, the world-known illusionist who worked alongside stage partner Roy Horn, has died. He was 81. Fischbacher died of pancreatic cancer on Wednesday at his home in Las Vegas, according to a statement from his representative. Fischbacher’s long-time show business partner, Roy Horn, died last year of complications from COVID-19 at a Las Vegas hospital. He was 75.

The German native found fame as part of Siegfried & Roy, which combined illusions and rare animals in shows at The Mirage in Las Vegas. The $30-million production regularly sold out the then-largest theater in Las Vegas history, with the pair performing six shows a week, 44 weeks per year. Their run ended in 2003 after Horn’s spine was severed in an incident on stage with a 380-pound white tiger named Mantecore.

Siegfried & Roy gained international recognition for helping to save rare white tigers and white lions from extinction, and their $10 million compound was home to dozens of rare animals over the years.  A street on the Las Vegas strip was named after them last year, shortly after Horn’s death.

Siegfried Fischbacher of Siegfried & Roy Has Passed Away at 81

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