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Jimmy Fallon apologizes for Chris Rock impersonation in blackface on ‘SNL’

Jimmy Fallon apologizes for Chris Rock impersonation in blackface on ‘SNL’

Jimmy Fallon is addressing his impersonation of Chris Rock in a “Saturday Night Live” sketch from 20 years ago in which he appeared in blackface. Fallon issued an apology on Tuesday after video and criticism of the sketch, which originally aired on “SNL” in 2000, resurfaced on social media. “While on SNL, I made a…MORE

Richard Herd, ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Get Out’ actor, dead at 87

Richard Herd, ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Get Out’ actor, dead at 87

Richard Herd, a veteran character actor who appeared in dozens of films and television series, has died, a representative for the actor told CNN. He was 87. Herd died of cancer-related causes on Tuesday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was in the company of his family, his rep said in a statement.…MORE

Chris Evans nearly turned down the ‘Captain America’ role

Chris Evans almost passed on “Captain America.” The actor, who rocketed to fame playing the Marvel superhero, said he originally did not want to take the role because he had been dealing with severe anxiety for several years and questioned his acting pursuit. On Monday’s episode of The Hollywood Reporter podcast “Awards Chatter,” Evans spoke…MORE

JK Rowling releases children’s book ‘The Ickabog’ online for free

JK Rowling releases children’s book ‘The Ickabog’ online for free

“Harry Potter” author JK Rowling has announced a new story called “The Ickabog” to entertain children during coronavirus lockdown. Rowling started writing “The Ickabog” while she was still completing the original Wizarding World series, and intended to publish it following the seventh — and final — “Harry Potter” book. However, she decided to step back…MORE

Nick Cordero suffers new lung infection, is improving

Nick Cordero suffers new lung infection, is improving

Nick Cordero continues to battle his way back from Covid-19. The Broadway actor’s wife, Amanda Kloots, posted Monday on her Instagram Stories that he was “doing slightly better than yesterday.” “He is still very sick and battling a lot,” she wrote. “They turned him to a proning position today to open his airways. He has…MORE

Hannah Gadsby feels the pressure of her success in ‘Nanette’ follow-up ‘Douglas’

Hannah Gadsby feels the pressure of her success in ‘Nanette’ follow-up ‘Douglas’

Hannah Gadsby became a sensation with her Netflix special “Nanette,” and she clearly feels the weight of those expectations while simultaneously playing off them in “Douglas.” The latest stand-up presentation highlights both Gadsby’s unique voice as a meta commentator on the tricks of her trade, and the difficulty of catching lightning in a bottle twice.…MORE

Kevin Hart reveals new details of crash recovery

Kevin Hart reveals new details of crash recovery

Kevin Hart is now sharing that he was more critically injured during his car crash last year than he originally said. The comedic actor appeared the “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast that posted Monday and said he suffered fractures in his back and had his spine fused. The crash made Hart appreciate life more, having come…MORE