Entertainment News

Andrew Limberg
January 22, 2020 - 10:29 am
Planters has done the unthinkable — they’ve killed off their mascot Mr. Peanut! In a pre-Super Bowl ad, the 104-year-old Mr. Peanut is driving the NUTmobile with actor/comedian Matt Walsh and action star Wesley Snipes when the old legume is forced to swerve off the road. The trio jump out of the...
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Jacquie Cadorette
January 17, 2020 - 10:16 am
Betty White has become an icon in the world of sitcoms and stars. Spunky as ever, the 98-year-old has been making her rounds in pop culture, stealing the hearts of fans everywhere with her charm and wisdom. While teenagers everywhere cringe at their parents' attempts at social media use, White is...
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Lizzy Buczak
January 17, 2020 - 8:24 am
Ben & Jerry’s new ice cream gives the term “Netflix and Chill” a whole new meaning. The ice cream brand wants to be your snack of choice when you’re hunkering down to binge-watch episodes of “You” or “Stranger Things” on Netflix. The brand behind favorites like “Cherry Garcia,” “Half Baked,”...
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Chris Miller
Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 16, 2020 - 10:17 am
Officials today announced the acts for the 2020 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Headliners include The Who, Dead and Company, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, The Black Crowes, Lizzo, Kool and the Gang, Lionel Richie, The Lumineers, Lenny Kravitz Trombone Shorty, The Avett Brothers, Erykah Badu...
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Jim Hanzo
January 16, 2020 - 8:28 am
Today we find out who will be performing at this year's 51st New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Keith Spera who handles music for The Times Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate and Nola.com calls it "Christmas in January" for him, saying it's exciting to find out who is coming. One name that...
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Associated Press
January 15, 2020 - 12:09 pm
LSU's national championship game victory against Clemson drew nearly 26 million viewers to ESPN, up slightly from last year's final. ESPN said Tuesday that viewership for the three-game College Football Playoff increased 4% from last season, when Clemson beat Alabama in the championship. The...
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Whitney Houston
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Associated Press
January 15, 2020 - 11:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Posthumous inductees Whitney Houston and The Notorious B.I.G. will lead a new class into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, joined by Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails and T-Rex. The gospel-trained Houston, whose soaring voice transformed the Dolly Parton cover “I Will...
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January 15, 2020 - 7:30 am
Build-A-Bear is one with the Force, and will soon allow you to build your very own Baby Yoda plush. "I'm excited to share we will be one of the first companies to provide the digital and internet phenomenon who is trending higher than all the presidential candidates combined,” Build-A-Bear CEO...
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Associated Press
January 13, 2020 - 7:59 am
The nominees for the Academy Awards have been announced in Los Angeles. Issa Rae and John Cho announced nominees in 24 categories that honor the best achievements in films released in 2019. There are nine nominees for best picture. They are: “Ford v. Ferrari”; “The Irishman”; “Jojo Rabbit”; “Joker...
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January 10, 2020 - 7:32 pm
Donald Trump has Queen Elizabeth’s back. Despite telling Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” that he doesn’t “want to get into the whole thing,” the President made it clear where he stands on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s decision to step down from royal duties. Trump told host Laura Ingraham that he...
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