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Florida FM Station Rebrands as ‘Trump Country’ — Is It Legal?

A Fort Myers, Florida rock station on the FM dial flipped to a country format Wednesday, but not just any country format: it’s “Trump Country.” An FCC-licensed radio station branding its entire identity around supporting a political candidate in the days leading up to an election seems to be unprecedented in anyone’s memory, if not in history. In its initial […]

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Are Paris Hilton and Britney Spears still friends?

Paris Hilton and Britney Spears were two of the biggest it girls in the mid-2000s. Between Hilton’s The Simple Life reality show and nightlife exploits and Spears’ scandalous music and romantic life, the two starlets came to truly dominate the pop culture news cycle. That’s probably part of what made them such close friends at the time — few people could […]

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Rebel Wilson flaunts major weight loss transformation in figure-hugging dress

Rebel Wilson' s "year of health" is in full swing, and has seen the Pitch Perfect actress completely overhaul her lifestyle. The 40-year-old actress has been documenting her weight-loss journey with an array of sizzling snaps on her Instagram page. And her latest Instagram display certainly didn't disappoint. Taking to her Instagram Story, the blonde bombshell turned up the heat […]

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Van Morrison Set to Release Anti-Lockdown Songs

Musician Van Morrison, best known for songs like “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Domino” and “Wild Night,” and for seminal albums “Moondance” and “Astral Weeks,” is set to release three songs protesting the U.K. lockdown. First up is “Born to Be Free,” out Sept. 25, followed by “As I Walked Out” on Oct. 9, and “No More Lockdown” on Oct. 23. Morrison’s […]

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Michael McDonald Sets 'Home Alone' Solo Concert Livestream

Michael McDonald will host his own Home Alone: A Special Solo Concert livestream on September 30th. Tickets for the gig — which will feature McDonald tackling songs from his own catalog as well as the Doobie Brothers and “maybe a cover or two and the stories behind them” — are available now; for $20, fans can both watch the virtual […]

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Why Nicole Kidman wasn’t at the ACM Awards with Keith Urban

The 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards took place in Nashville, Tenn., on Sept. 16, 2020, and brought together the biggest names in the country music world. This year, the ACM Awards ceremony demonstrated its resiliency as it put on a show while adapting to coronavirus pandemic regulations. Performers serenaded audiences from three famous venues:  the famed Grand Ole Opry, […]

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Brian Eno Collects Soundtrack Work for New Comp 'Film Music 1976-2020'

Brian Eno has collected highlights from his soundtrack work over the past 40 years — some familiar, some hard-to-find — for the producer and ambient music pioneer’s new collection Film Music 1976-2020. The compilation is a sequel of sorts to Eno’s 1978 EP Music for Films — as well as its follow-up installments in 1983 and 1988 — and bridges […]

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What it’s like to be a New York University student living on campus right now, from a mandatory 2-week quarantine in a dorm room to a $100 Grubhub gift card for meals

Dorothy Akpovwa is a 19-year-old sophomore studying computer science at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering. In mid-August, she flew to New York from her home in Georgia to enter a two-week quarantine to be able to attend the start of in-person classes on September 2.  While being in quarantine was an adjustment, Akpovwa says she's happy with how […]

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