Actor Will Smith

Will Smith Talks About Oscars Slap In First Major Interview

Pop culture expert Stacy Jones spoke with Newsy about Will Smith's strategy to rebuild his rapport with fans after slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars.

 | Scripps News Staff

Prince William and Princess Kate

U.K. Royals Arrive In Boston To Showcase Youthful Monarchy

Americans will see the younger face of a monarchy that is tackling important issues as it seeks to remain relevant in modern, multicultural Britain.

 | AP

The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber.

Apple Music Reveals Top Music In 2022 And Listener Charts

Replay — Apple's alternative to Spotify's Wrapped playlist — lets users see and hear their favorite songs, albums, artists and playlists from 2022.

 | AP

Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr. and Kathryn Hahn are shown in a scene from 'Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.'

How To Avoid Movie, TV Spoilers Online

With so many new movies and shows coming out around the holidays, there are also just as many spoilers on social media that can ruin a first viewing.

 | Casey Mendoza

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Merriam-Webster's 2022 Word Of The Year Is 'Gaslighting'

Merriam-Webster announced its most-searched words of 2022 today. 'Gaslighting' was named the top word over 'endemic,' 'omicron' and 'queen consort.'

 | Marie Rossiter

Mariah Carey performs at the 82nd Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony

When Is It Too Early To Play Christmas Music?

When is it too early to ring in the holiday season on speakers and over the airwaves?

 | Patrick McGovern

Bad Bunny appears on screen performing remotely at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center.

Concerts Surge As More Artists Return To The Stage

Analysts say only established performers have benefited from this demand, as newer artists are still struggling to support the high costs of touring.

 | Casey Mendoza

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Michigan Town's Only Library May Close After Battle Over LGBTQ+ Books

Many residents of Jamestown, Michigan depend on the town's library to homeschool children, but that resource is set to run out of money.

 | Meg Hilling

Taylor Swift performs.

Taylor Swift Ticket Trouble Could Drive Political Engagement

Researchers say it's not clear how long post-Taylor Swift ticketing anger toward Ticketmaster will last, but it could drive political engagement.

 | AP

Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo To Leave Manchester United 'With Immediate Effect'

The soccer superstar's contract termination comes after an explosive interview in which he criticized manager Erik ten Hag and the club's owners.

 | AP

Disney CEO Bob Iger

Bob Iger Back On Top In A Disney Plot Twist Few Saw Coming

The development comes two weeks after Disney's quarterly financial performance fell well short of Wall Street expectations on both profit and revenue.

 | AP

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Why Are People So Obsessed With True Crime?

From docuseries to TV shows, podcasts, books, films — you name it — true crime is an easy rabbit hole to fall into.

 | Lauren Magarino

Taylor Swift poses for photographers.

Taylor Swift Eras Tour Helped Uncover Deep Issues Of Concert Ticketing

The disastrous ticket sale for Taylor Swift's Eras tour has drawn attention to the industry's issues, from bots to monopolies.

 | Casey Mendoza and Scripps News Staff

'The Menu'

'The Menu' Review: A Delectable Class Satire

Served first at the Toronto International Film Festival, the movie is in theaters this weekend.

 | Daniel Feingold

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'She Said' Film Explores How The Weinstein Story Broke, Its Aftermath

Five years after the emergence of the #MeToo movement, the story that started it all is getting a treatment on the big screen.

 | Casey Mendoza

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

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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