Entertainment

Taylor Swift is shown with the question, "Do celebrity political endorsements actually work?"

Pop Quiz: Do Celebrity Political Endorsements Actually Work? 

In this segment of "Pop Quiz," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores whether celebrity political endorsements actually sway or impact voter opinions.

 | Scripps News Staff

'Garfield's Thanksgiving'

10 Thanksgiving Movies To Relax With After The Big Meal

Christmas movies get all the hype, but these Thanksgiving-themed films deserve a viewing over the long weekend.

 | Anna Weaver

Snoopy, Charlie Brown and other Peanuts characters dance down sidewalk in illustration for movies

How To Watch 'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving' For Free This Year

'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving' is only available on Apple TV+ this year, but you can still watch the holiday classic without spending a dime.

 | Bridget Sharkey

Scrabble games on a store shelf

Here’s The Sitch: Scrabble Dictionary Adds Hundreds Of New Words

'The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary' was last updated in 2018 through a longstanding partnership between Hasbro and Merriam-Webster.

 | AP

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

Beyoncé Ties Grammy Record After Leading Nominations With 9

With Jay-Z also earning five nods this year, each spouse now holds the record for the most-ever Grammy nominations at 88 apiece.

 | AP

Comedian Jay Leno

Jay Leno Suffers Burns In Gasoline Fire, Says He's 'OK'

The former "Tonight Show" host is known for his famed car collection, which is housed at a garage in Burbank, north of Los Angeles.

 | AP

A scene from "Law & Order: SVU" is shown.

Hollywood's Role In America's Gun Violence Epidemic

Researchers say featuring gun safety measures instead of violence on screen could change how media contributes to real-world behaviors.

 | Jamal Andress

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

Jeff Bezos Says He Will Give Away Most Of His Fortune

Bezos, whose "real-time" worth Forbes magazine estimates at roughly $124 billion, made the announcement in a joint CNN interview with his girlfriend.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A scene from "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever."

'Black Panther' Sequel Scores 2nd-Biggest Debut Of 2022

"Wakanda Forever" was eagerly anticipated by audiences and exhibitors, who've weathered a slow spell at the box office since the summer movie season.

 | AP

A sign announces the memorial service for slain rapper Takeoff at Atlanta's State Farm Arena.

Crowds Gather In Atlanta, Georgia For Takeoff's Celebration Of Life

A funeral was held Friday for rapper Takeoff, who was killed last week in an altercation in Houston, Texas.

 | Stephen Graddick IV

Kevin Conroy attends Florida Supercon on July 13, 2018.

Kevin Conroy, A Defining Voice Of Batman, Dies At 66

Conroy was the voice of Batman on the acclaimed animated series that ran from 1992-1996, often acting opposite Mark Hamill’s Joker.

 | AP

Alex Jones.

Alex Jones Ordered To Pay $473M More To Sandy Hook Families

Six jurors ordered the Infowars host to pay $965 million to compensate 15 plaintiffs for defamation, emotional distress and unfair business practices.

 | AP

Cast members pose for photos at the arrival for the World premiere of season 5 of "The Crown"

Netflix Drops Highly Anticipated 5th Season Of 'The Crown'

The award-winning dramatization about the royal family saw its viewer figures on old episodes soar after Queen Elizabeth II's death in September.

 | Sally Peterson

A collage of political movies is shown.

How Political Films Affect Audience Perception

In an era where Americans are as divided as ever over politics, its line with pop culture has become even more blurred.

 | Casey Mendoza

Rihanna attends her Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3 premiere at The Glasshouse

Rihanna Talks Motherhood, Super Bowl: 'It Was Now Or Never'

After declining to perform in the 2019 halftime show, Rihanna said the timing and circumstances this time around were right for her.

 | AP

Singer Aaron Carter

Singer-Rapper Aaron Carter Dies In California At Age 34

Representatives for Aaron Carter's family confirmed the singer's death.

 | AP

Visitors see a memorial to the victims of the Astroworld concert.

1 Year After Astroworld, Botched Crowd Safety Is Still A Problem

Astroworld, held Nov. 5, 2021, led to the deaths of 10 people and many other injuries. The riskiness of these gatherings is still a problem.

 | John Mone

Alex Jones.

Alex Jones Trial Moves To Punitive Damages Phase

The plaintiffs' lawyers have suggested damages could total $2.75 trillion, but the judge will decide on the amount after hearings Friday and Monday.

 | AP

Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, is shown.

The Risky Deal With Celebrity-Brand Partnerships

Celebrities often make lots of money through corporate deals, but those partnerships can go wrong and get ugly.

 | Casey Mendoza

Bianca the main character in Reflect

New Disney Movie 'Reflect' Focuses On Body Positivity And Self-Esteem

Disney has introduced its first plus-size female protagonist, in a film called "Reflect" that focuses on body positivity.

 | Cat Sandoval

A scene from "Causeway"

'Causeway' Review: Jennifer Lawrence Elevates A Trauma Drama

The drama debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and begins streaming on Apple TV+ this weekend.

 | Daniel Feingold

A mural of NBA star Kobe Bryant

Forbes Ranks Top-Earning Dead Celebrities 

Forbes shares income information on 13 departed celebrities, coming from posthumous catalog sales, business deals, license acquisitions and more.

 | Casey Mendoza

Taylor Swift

Perfect 10: Taylor Swift Sets Billboard Hot 100 First

Swift's new album, "Midnights," came out Oct. 21 with both a 13-track standard release and a deluxe version with another seven bonus tracks.

 | AP

Takeoff of the group Migos performs at the BET Awards.

Migos Rapper Takeoff Dead After Houston Shooting, Rep Says

Takeoff — who was part of Migos along with Quavo and Offset — was 28.

 | AP

Jerry Lee Lewis performing in 1975

Jerry Lee Lewis, Outrageous Rock 'n' Roll Star, Dies At 87

Lewis was the last survivor of a generation of groundbreaking performers that included Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Little Richard.

 | AP

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen.

Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen Announce Divorce After 13 Years

45-year-old Brady and 42-year-old Bündchen made the announcement Friday morning, each saying they had "amicably" reached the decision.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Miss Universe 2021 appeared onstage with Miss USA 2022 R’Bonney Gabriel.

Head Of Miss USA Suspended Amid Allegations Of A Rigged Pageant

A Miss USA contestant alleged this year's pageant was rigged, pushing an investigation into its head and the event.

 | James Packard

Ye, formerly known as Kanye West

Kanye West Kicked Out Of Skechers' Headquarters In California

The company said Ye "arrived unannounced and without invitation" at Skechers corporate headquarters southwest of Los Angeles.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A deepfake of Bruce Willis

What Does Hollywood Have To Fear With Deepfakes?

As the use of deepfake technology increases, questions arise on whether an actor's digital twin can be used without consent.

 | Casey Mendoza

John T. Coli Sr., president of Teamsters Joint Council 25, speaks at a news conference in Chicago

Former Chicago Labor Leader Receives 19 Months In Prison For Extortion

The longtime head of the Chicago Teamsters union was sentenced Wednesday in a tale that crosses organized labor, extortion and popular TV shows.

 | Ben Schamisso