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Axelle/Bauer-GriffinGetty Images NBC’s streaming service, Peacock, Universal Television, and executive producers have issued an apology after the show, the Saved by the Bell reboot, made a joke surrounding Selena Gomez’s 2017 kidney transplant. “We apologize. It was never our intention to make light of Selena’s health. We have been in touch with her team and
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[embedded content] Legendary Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek passed away on November 8th, 2020 at the age of 80 after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. While we continue to miss and mourn Trebek, the host’s “reassuring presence,” as CTV’s Richard Crouse puts it, will still be with us in new episodes of Jeopardy! until December 25th. Trebek
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After four harrowing years of inflicting perhaps-irreparable damage on America’s strained social fabric, the presidency of Donald Trump at last has a firm expiration date. And although he will technically remain president until noon on January 20, 2021, the healthiest choice you can make right now—for yourself, for the country, for a future that more
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan are enjoying a special Thanksgiving at their new home in Montecito, California, with Meghan’s mom Doria. “They are going to have a quiet dinner at home and are looking forward to celebrating their first American Thanksgiving in the States as a family,” a source close
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[embedded content] The YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE has a fascinating look into why the Ancient Greeks—and indeed, many other ancient cultures—did not seem to acknowledge or name the color “blue.” Instead, famously, Homer describes the sea as “wine-dark”—but why? According to AsapSCIENCE’s “color timeline,” in many cultures studied by linguists, black and white are the colors
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The international pop music underground has been spilling over with talent for a few years now, and if you keep up with the indie beat as closely as I do, you already know that 2020 has been a year of breakout stars and surprising successes from across the spectrum. Following the path so many others
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There’s a scene toward the beginning of Asif Kapadia’s documentary, Diego Maradona, where Maradona is standing in some dusty locker room, somewhere in Argentina, waiting to be interviewed. It’s the early ‘80s: He hasn’t moved to Europe yet, hasn’t won the World Cup, hasn’t quite become El Diego. But he’s started to score goals, started
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Chip SomodevillaGetty Images When President-elect Joe Biden steps into the White House this January, he’ll be taking on a nation in crisis. Millions are unemployed, climate change has contributed to this year’s record-breaking natural disasters, and communities are working to tackle the systemic racism permeating every one of our institutions. As Biden works to revive
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