Beyonce Cuts Offensive Lyric; Remembering Nichelle Nichols; 'Super-Pets' Opens to $23M

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August 01, 2022

Beyoncé to Remove Offensive 'Renaissance' Lyric After Ableist Backlash

The song "Heated" off Beyonce's seventh studio album "Renaissance" is getting changed following ableist backlash.

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Nichelle Nichols, Uhura in 'Star Trek,' Dies at 89

Nichelle Nichols, who portrayed Uhura in the original "Star Trek" and paved the way for Black women in Hollywood, has died. She was 89.

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Box Office: 'DC League of Super-Pets' Debuts in First Place With Soft $23 Million

"DC League of Super-Pets" opened in first place on domestic box office charts.

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Heather Gray, Executive Producer of 'The Talk,' Dies at 50

Heather Gray, an executive producer who spent the last 11 years working on CBS' "The Talk," has died. She was 50.

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Paul Haggis Sexual Assault Case Dismissed by Italian Court

An Italian court has ruled that there are no grounds to further pursue a probe into whether the "Crash" director sexually assaulted a woman.

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Bill Russell, 11-Time NBA Champion and First Black Head Coach in U.S. Pro Sports, Dies at 88

Bill Russell, an NBA legend who won eight consecutive titles and served as the first Black head coach of a U.S. pro sports team, has died.

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Will Smith Apology Video Botches His Image Rehab

New VIP+ Analysis: It’s not what the actor says in his new apology video for his Oscars behavior that feels wrong — it’s h …

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The Media Business in a Bear Market: A Special Report

New VIP+ Analysis: An in-depth look at how fears of persistent economic deterioration are rippling through the media business.

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George Takei, William Shatner, J.J. Abrams and More 'Star Trek' Figures Pay Tribute to Nichelle Nichols

George Takei, William Shatner and other figures from "Star Trek" and beyond pay tribute to the late Nichelle Nichols, who portrayed Uhura.

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'Reservation Dogs' Season 2 Confronts the 'What Now?' with Characteristic Confidence and Singular Style: TV Review

'Reservation Dogs' Season 2 returns August 3 on Hulu stronger than ever.

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Sylvester Stallone Slams Producer Again Over 'Drago' Spinoff: 'I Never Wanted Rocky Characters to Be Exploited'

The actor has once again called out his "Rocky" producer regarding his alleged lack of ownership of the franchise.

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'Andor' New Trailer Teases Returning 'Star Wars' Characters, Tons of Action and Release Date

The new trailer for the upcoming "Star Wars" series "Andor" has been released, and it's an action-packed look at the Disney Plus show.

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'The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical' Creators Sued by Netflix for Infringement

The streamer is taking legal action against the team behind the unofficial "Bridgerton" musical, suing Barlow & Bear for infringement.

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