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Dave Chappelle's 'SNL' monologue addresses Kanye West antisemitic comments, draws Anti-Defamation League backlash

Dave Chapelle devoted a portion of his Saturday Night Live opening monologue to addressing Kanye "Ye" West's antisemitic comments and found himself in hot water with the Anti-Defamation League. Chappelle began by stating, “I denounce antisemitism in all its forms. And I stand with my friends in the Jewish community,” before adding, “And that, Kanye, is how you buy yourself some time.” Chappelle…


'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' scores the year's second best opening with $180 million

Marvel Studio's Black Panther sequel Wakanda Forever debuted with an estimated $180 million in North America, the 2nd best opening weekend of the year behind Marvel's Dr. Strange sequel, which opened to $187 million in May. Wakanda Forever set a record for the biggest November opening of all time, beating The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The first Black Panther opened to $202 million in 2018. The…


In Brief: Trailer for 'Yellowstone' prequel series '1923', and more

Paramount + on Sunday debuted the teaser trailer for the new Yellowstone prequel 1923, starring Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford. The new original drama series, per the streamer, "will introduce a new generation of Duttons led by patriarch Jacob and matriarch Cara -- played respectively by Ford and Mirren. The series will explore the early twentieth century when pandemics, historic drought, the end…


Music notes: Gotye, Taylor Swift, Joe Jonas, Britney Spears and Ariana Grande

We heard Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know"11 years ago — and on Friday the music video reached an incredible 2 billion views. The artsy music video, which featured Kimbra, sees the pair becoming absorbed by an abstract art piece, but Kimbra breaks free at the end. Taylor Swift is out with another "Anti-Hero" challenge and this one stars her adorable cat Benjamin Button. Taylor's…


Here's how 'Red (Taylor's Version)' outperformed original album in its first year

It's been a year since Taylor Swift unleashed Red (Taylor's Version) and, unsurprisingly, the album has outperformed the original in terms of sales, radio airplay and more. Billboard crunched the numbers and found Taylor's newly rerecorded album sold 1.94 million units in its first year — far more than the 220,000 units her 2012 album sold in the same period of time. If you're looking at just…


He-Man, Lite-Brite and the literal top top 2022's Toy Hall of Fame inductees

The Toy Hall of Fame has announced this year's inductees, and while its experts always look back at what people have played with over the years, this year they went way back — thousands of years, in fact. That's why the humble spinning top made the list this year — along with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and the classic Lite-Brite. Christopher Bensch, the chief curator at the Strong…


'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' already earned nearly $60 million

While the anticipated sequel only officially opened Friday, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has already made nearly $60 million worldwide. Ryan Coogler's Marvel Studios film opened on Wednesday and Thursday in a handful of overseas markets; foreign ticket sales, plus $31 million from Thursday sneak peeks Stateside, have pushed the movie's take to $59.9 million as the movie heads into its debut…


Lizzo named "The People's Champion" for upcoming People's Choice Awards

Lizzo is ending her 2022 on an even higher note, adding yet another award to her trophy case. The powerhouse singer has been named "The People's Champion" and will receive the honor at the People's Choice Awards. The announcement was made on Friday as the organization laid out why Lizzo earned this year's high honor. The PCAs highlighted her philanthropy, activism and how she uses her platform to…


New Music Friday: Rihanna, Joe Jonas, Kygo, Lizzo, Afrojack,Kim Petras, Andy Grammer, Sia and more

It's Friday! Let's see who's out with new tunes ... Rihanna released "Born Again," her second song for the new Marvel movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Disney is the parent company of ABC News. Joe Jonas released "Not Alone," his collaboration with Khalid for the upcoming Korean War drama Devotion, which will play during the end credits. It was co-written by Harv and OneRepublic frontman Ryan…


New Music Friday: Rihanna, Joe Jonas, Kygo, Lizzo, Afrojack, Kim Petras, Andy Grammer, Sia and more

It's Friday! Let's see who's out with new tunes ... Rihanna released "Born Again," her second song for the new Marvel movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Disney is the parent company of ABC News. Joe Jonas released "Not Alone," his collaboration with Khalid for the upcoming Korean War drama Devotion, which will play during the end credits. It was co-written by Harv and OneRepublic frontman Ryan…