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Why do blockbuster movies cost so much to make?

Hollywood wasn’t always a high-rollers club. In 1913, Universal produced "Traffic In Souls" for $5,700. But as the industry expanded, so did costs.

 | Simon Kaufman

First lady Jill Biden accepts the award for best song for social change on behalf of Shervin Hajipour

Iran singer who faces prison wins Grammy for protest anthem

Shervin Hajipour appeared stunned after hearing Jill Biden announce he'd won the Grammy's new song for social change special merit award for "Baraye."

 | AP

Beyoncé accepts a Grammy award for best dance/electronic music album for "Renaissance"

Beyoncé emerges as Grammys queen; Styles wins album honor

Bad Bunny opened the 65th annual Grammy Awards with a festive, high-energy performance.

 | AP

Jake Blount plays the banjo.

Meet the musician teaching the banjo's African roots

As he performs across the country, Jake Blount is helping listeners learn how the banjo relates to Black American culture.

 | Chris Stewart

Eilish GrayWoulfe covers a fence with graphics outside State Farm Stadium

Why is the Super Bowl halftime show such a big deal?

Despite a huge TV audience, the NFL doesn’t pay performers — though it does cover their expenses.

 | Simon Kaufman


Beyoncé announces dates for 'Renaissance' world tour

Beyoncé's first tour in about four years will kick off in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 10.

 | Scripps News Staff

Dr. Phil McGraw.

'Dr. Phil' will end this year after 21 seasons on the air

The final episode will come during the show's current season.

 | Kaitlin Gates

A man looks through a wall of records.

Mississippi musicians are pushing to reclaim state's music history

Many genres of music have roots that tie back to Mississippi. Now, the music industry in the state is trying to reclaim its history.

 | Jessie Cohen

Sidney Keys III with his mother.

17-year-old founder of a reading club for Black boys becomes an author

Sidney Keys III started Books N Bros, a monthly book box subscription with online and in-person meetups, when he was just 10.

 | Anna Weaver

Outside "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" in Atlanta.

Take a tour through an immersive Harry Potter exhibit

Fans can expect a mixture of nostalgia, a little bit of mystery and some fascinating technology as the exhibition makes a stop in Atlanta.

 | Stephen Graddick IV

Jaafar Jackson, left, and his uncle Michael Jackson, right.

Michael Jackson's nephew Jaafar Jackson to play him in upcoming biopic

His dance moves in a snapshot from rehearsal are uncanny.

 | Bridget Sharkey

Musician R. Kelly.

Chicago prosecutor dropping R. Kelly sex abuse charges

Kelly is currently serving a 30-year prison sentence for a separate case in New York and won't be eligible for release until he is around 80.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Lily James plays Pamela Anderson in "Pam & Tommy."

What does it mean to buy the rights to a life story?

Some studios buy the rights to someone's story for their projects, while others choose to take creative liberties without the subject's input.

 | Casey Mendoza

Barrett Strong

Barrett Strong, Motown artist known for 'Money,' dies at 81

Strong is known for his work on Motown classics like "Money," "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" and others.

 | AP

Karen Kavett the woman behind Karen Puzzles.

Meet the woman who turned finishing puzzles into her whole career

Some of her videos on YouTube have more than a million views.

 | Chloe Nordquist

UFC star Conor McGregor

'I could have been dead': Conor McGregor hit by car while riding bike

McGregor claimed that a driver was blinded by the sun when he crashed into him.

 | Scripps News Staff

Britney Spears arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."

Britney Spears addresses fans after police are called to her home

The pop star is asking fans to respect her privacy after police conducted a welfare check based on "prank phone calls."

 | Scripps News Staff

Multiple movie posters are shown.

Hollywood is personifying abortion like never before

More films and shows are bringing up the topic of abortion than ever before, but experts say their depictions aren't entirely accurate.

 | Amber Strong

Jon Stewart poses for a portrait in promotion of his film, "Rosewater," in New York

Why audiences are getting their news from comedians

Getting some comedy with your news may help you remember what you’re learning.

 | Scripps News Staff

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend.

John Legend shares his first photo with new baby girl

Esti Maxine Stephens was born on Jan. 13. Congrats to the happy parents!

 | Patricia Kaowthumrong

Paris Hilton and husband Carter Reum.

Paris Hilton and her husband, Carter Reum, welcome a baby boy

Congrats to the happy new parents!

 | Bridget Sharkey

Maya Rudolph.

Maya Rudolph replaces M&M's 'spokescandies' amid controversy

Changes to the brand's cartoon characters drew criticism — but some observers wonder if it's a Super Bowl publicity stunt.

 | Kaitlin Gates

Movie posters for multiple Academy Award-nominated films are shown.

2023 Academy Award nominations are full of record-breakers, milestones

The 2023 Academy Award nominations, announced Tuesday morning, made records for Steven Spielberg, John Williams and first-time nominees.

 | Casey Mendoza

Ticket company executives appear before Congress

Ticketmaster under fire on Capitol Hill for failing to stop bots

Ticketmaster called for new laws against illegal computer bots, but a Scripps News investigation found a failure to enforce laws already on the books.

 | Patrick Terpstra

Riley Keough and husband Ben Smith-Petersen

Lisa Marie Presley's daughter reveals at memorial that she had a baby

"I hope I can love my daughter the way you loved me," Riley Keough wrote in a tribute to her mother.

 | Tricia Goss

Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan in a scene from "Everything Everywhere All At Once."

'Everything Everywhere All At Once' tops Oscar nominations with 11

Jimmy Kimmel will host the 95th Academy Awards on March 12, one that will surely be seen as a return to the site of the slap.

 | AP

Ticketmaster tickets and gift cards.

Congress to question Ticketmaster following Taylor Swift ticket fiasco

The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to hold a hearing Tuesday to dive into whether Ticketmaster has too much influence on the music business.

 | Joe St. George

Visitors to Graceland look at the gravesite of Lisa Marie Presley and her son Benjamin Keough.

Public memorial held for Lisa Marie Presley at Graceland

Graceland is Lisa Marie's final resting place, buried next to her father and her son, Benjamin Keough, who died by suicide in 2020 at the age of 27.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

Actor Julian Sands is shown.

Search for actor Julian Sands on Mount Baldy continues by air

Dangerous snowy conditions on California's Mount Baldy have led to a pause in ground search operations for Julian Sands.

 | James Packard

Rapper Flo Rida.

Flo Rida awarded $82.6M in lawsuit against Celsius energy drink maker

Flo Rida, whose real name is Tramar Dillard, claimed in a lawsuit that Celsius owes for unpaid royalties earned from his endorsement deal.

 | WPTV Staff