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Olivia Newton-John, ‘Grease’ Star and ‘Physical’ Singer, Dies at 73

Olivia Newton-John, the top female pop vocalist of the 1970s who starred in movies including “Grease” and “Xanadu,” died Monday. She was 73. Her husband John Easterling posted…

Amazon Prime Video Reveals Plans for an Emmy FYC Fest This Month (EXCLUSIVE)

Amazon Prime Video is activating its Emmy Phase 2 plans, throwing an “FYC Fest” the weekend of Friday, Aug. 12 through Sunday, Aug. 14 to tout its 30…

Ultimate Emmy Final Predictions Guide in All 101 Categories: Will “Ted Lasso’ and ‘Succession’ Lead the Way?

Ballots have been turned in, and the TV Academy is tabulating votes. On Tuesday, July 12, the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations will be announced, with many surprises…

Mickey Gilley, country star who inspired ‘Urban Cowboy,’ dead at 86

Mickey Gilley, country music star and owner of a famed eponymous Texas honky-tonk that inspired the movie “Urban Cowboy,” died Saturday at the age of 86. Gilley “passed peacefully with his family and close friends by his side” in Branson, Missouri, a statement from Mickey Gilley Associates said. The “Window Up Above” singer and piano…

Mickey Gilley, Country Star Whose Texas Club Was Backdrop for ‘Urban Cowboy,’ Dies at 86

Mickey Gilley, the country singer-songwriter who crossed over into mainstream pop culture after his club was featured as the backdrop of 1980’s “Urban Cowboy,” died in Branson, Mo.…

Naomi Judd, Matriarch of the Judds, Dies at 76

Singer and television star Naomi Judd, famous for nearly four decades as the matriarch of the country music duo the Judds, died Saturday at 76. No cause of…

Miranda Lambert on Her ‘Palomino’ Album, Vegas Residency, ‘Queer Eye’ Song and Finally Getting the ACMs’ Top Prize

You remember the old quote about how “Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did… backwards and in high heels”? Miranda Lambert has a variation on that. Talking about…