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Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts in critical condition after fall, set for brain surgery

Dickey Betts, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, is scheduled for brain surgery after a fall in Florida. The 74-year-old guitarist was at home in Little Sarasota Bay when he slipped and cracked his head Monday evening, according to a statement on his personal website. Betts...

Former 'Sesame Street' writer clarifies comments about whether Bert and Ernie are gay

Everybody’s still wondering whether Bert and Ernie are gay. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Mark Saltzman — the former “Sesame Street” writer who said he viewed the characters as a couple when he penned their scripts — backtracked and clarified his comments, saying his words had...

Chevy Chase rips 'Saturday Night Live': 'The worst f–king humor in the world'

He’s Chevy Chase – and he sure is no fan of “Saturday Night Live.” The famously crotchety comedian, 74, unleashed a torrent of criticism on the current state of the sketch show that launched his career back in the ‘70s, and threw in some special jabs at series...

Demi Lovato's mom didn't know 'for two days' if the singer would make it after her overdose

Demi Lovato’s mother says the pop star is doing well nearly two months after she suffered an overdose, but she admits there was a time they weren’t sure whether Lovato would make it. Dianna De La Garza says Lovato was in critical condition for several days after being...

Sean Penn says #MeToo movement divides men and women and is 'too black and white'

Sean Penn lived up to his bad boy image by declaring Monday that the #MeToo movement serves to “divide men and women.” He also added that the anti-sexual harassment effort is “too black and white” while appearing on NBC’s “Today” alongside actress Natascha McElhone, his co-star in Hulu’s...

Emmys 2018: Winners of the 70th annual primetime awards show

And the award goes to… The 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards kick off live Monday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, hosted by “Saturday Night Live” comedians Michael Che. “Game of Thrones” leads the pack with 22 nominations, with “SNL” and “Westworld” close behind with...

Burt Reynolds' will leaves estate to niece, cuts out son in favor of a trust

Late screen legend Burt Reynolds’ son was intentionally left out of his will – but that’s because the actor already made him a trust. Reynolds signed his will in October 2011, and left niece Nancy Lee Brown Hess as the personal representative of his entire estate, according to...

The Weeknd, Daft Punk sued for stealing 'Starboy'

The Weeknd is headed to court. The Grammy-winning singer is facing a $5 million lawsuit from an artist who claims he and his collaborators Daft Punk ripped off one of her tracks for the hit single “Starboy.” Singer/songwriter Yasminah has filed suit against the two as she claims...

Former 'Sesame Street' writer says Bert and Ernie are a gay couple

A longtime “Sesame Street” writer is weighing in on the longstanding speculation that Bert and Ernie are gay. Mark Saltzman, who worked on the show for over a decade, says he always viewed Bert and Ernie to be a couple when he penned their scripts. “I always felt...

Asia Argento says she's seeking 'substantial damages' from Rose McGowan over Jimmy Bennett claims

Asia Argento says she’s now taking legal action against Rose McGowan. The actress claims she contacted a law firm to go after McGowan after she declined to retract her statement regarding Argento and Jimmy Bennett. McGowan claimed in a statement last month that Argento had admitted to sleeping... Source...