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‘Aladdin’ should rub audiences the right way

Chalk it up to modest expectations — starting with early previews that rubbed people the wrong way — but “Aladdin” is a great deal of fun, with charming leads and elaborately mounted songs. It’s hardly a whole new world, but in this suddenly well-populated land of live-action reboots, makes the most out of its familiar…MORE

Brooklyn street will be renamed for the Notorious B.I.G.

Baby, baby! Tuesday would have been the 47th birthday of the late rapper The Notorious B.I.G. and his foundation used the occasion to announce that a street in Brooklyn will be renamed for him, according to Billboard. The Notorious B.I.G. — also known as Biggie Smalls and born Christopher Wallace — was 24 years old…MORE

Ciara is headed to Harvard

She one, two stepped. She leveled up. Now, Ciara is heading to Harvard. The singer was recently accepted into an executive education program at the Ivy League’s business school, she said on Instagram. “I always dreamt of going to college, but by God’s grace, my music career took me on a path that I’m so…MORE

Luke Perry featured in new ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ trailer

A new trailer for the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” features the late actor Luke Perry in his final film role. The movie is set in Hollywood in 1969 and explores the relationship between actor Rick Dalton, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, and his stunt double, played by Brad Pitt. Margot…MORE

Three wills purportedly written by Aretha Franklin found in late singer’s home

The family of Aretha Franklin is headed to court over three wills purportedly handwritten by the late singer. The so-called “holographic wills” were discovered earlier this month by Sabrina Owens, the personal representative of the Aretha Franklin Estate. They contained within them what the estate called “potential areas of protest.” Attorneys for Franklin’s four sons…MORE

‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 clip teases a hot summer

If you’re craving the new season of “Stranger Things,” this should help ease the wait. Netflix dropped a clip from the upcoming third season, which premieres July 4 — and the clip will have you wishing it was summer. The teaser features several of the local housewives who can’t help but stare at Billy with…MORE

Amy Schumer returns to the stage 14 days after giving birth

She’s back.Amy Schumer made an impressive (and surprise) return to comedy Monday night, performing for a packed crowd at The Comedy Cellar in New York City. Her performance comes just two weeks after she welcomed her first child, baby boy Gene Attell Fischer, with husband Chris Fischer, on May 5. A fellow comic snapped a…MORE

‘Downton Abbey’ movie trailer gets royal treatment

It will soon be time to revisit the halls of “Downton Abbey.” The full trailer for the eagerly awaited movie based on the popular television series dropped Tuesday. Here’s what we know so far: The film is set in 1927 and according to the trailer, the plot revolves around the King and Queen of England…MORE

Alejandro Aranda losing ‘American Idol’ is great for reality TV

Full disclosure: I checked out of “American Idol” a long time ago and had zero interest when ABC rebooted the show last season. Then along came Alejandro Aranda. I happened this season’s runner-up completely by accident. The show was still in the audition portion — and I was actually searching for a contestant on “The…MORE

Whitney Houston will have new music and a hologram tour

Seven years after she died, Whitney Houston is set to go on tour. The singer, who died in 2012 at the age of 48 after an accidental drowning, will get the hologram treatment, her estate announced Monday. Pat Houston, the pop star’s sister-in-law, former manager and now president and chief executive officer of her estate…MORE