Exclusive: Trans-Siberian Orchestra announces 20th-anniversary winter tour

“The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” will greet audiences this winter during the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s annual tour. This year marks a special anniversary for the band, celebrating 20 years of their famous winter tour, based on the rockers’ 1999 “Ghosts of Christmas Eve” TV movie. The tour kicks off Nov. 14 in Green Bay and Council Bluffs, and concludes Dec. 30 in Milwaukee and Cleveland, with the show visiting a total of 65 cities across North America for 100-plus performances. This year features a new stage design and incorporates presentation of the movie,…

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Colbert, Fallon, Conan team up for comic response to President Trump’s insults

Who says President Donald Trump only divides? On Tuesday, he brought three late-night hosts together for a rare joint response to presidential insults at a South Carolina rally on Monday. Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Conan O’Brien united for a taped segment that, in what may be an unprecedented move, opened both Colbert’s “The Late Show” and Fallon’s “The Tonight Show,” long-running time-slot competitors. “Conan,” O’Brien’s late-night TBS show, didn’t feature an original episode Tuesday. The three teamed up after the president doled out critiques of CBS’ Colbert (“lowlife”), NBC’s Fallon (“lost…

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Mom, 39, channels Whitney Houston in a moving 'America's Got Talent' performance

Taking on a Whitney Houston song is a risky move for any performer, but it paid off Tuesday for “America’s Got Talent” contestant Glennis Grace. The 39-year-old wowed the “AGT” judges and studio audience with a moving rendition of the legendary Houston’s “Run to You.” “Ever since I was a little kid, I knew I was made to sing for lots and lots more people. I’m a bit nervous just to sing for you guys and you,” she said before performing, gesturing to the judges and the audience. Just seconds later, the native of Holland…

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Terry Crews says he was asked to withdraw sexual assault lawsuit to stay in 'Expendables'

Terry Crews says he was asked to withdraw sexual assault lawsuit to stay in ‘Expendables’ In testimony before a U.S. Senate Committe on sexual harassment legislation, actor Terry Crews said a producer said he could continue in the ‘Expendables’ films only if he withdrew a lawsuit against an agent. Actor Terry Crews testified Tuesday before a U.S. Senate committee considering sexual harassment legislation.(Photo: Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP) Terry Crews says a film producer said he could only return to the “Expendables” franchise if he dropped his sexual assault lawsuit against a Hollywood…

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Rejected 'Bad Boys' TV offshoot gets new life on Charter's Spectrum cable system

Gabrielle Union will get to play her ‘Bad Boys II’ character, Syd Burnett, in the new TV drama, ‘L.A.’s Finest.’(Photo: Ilya S. Savenok, Getty Images for Hublot) “L.A.’s Finest,” a “Bad Boys” offshoot and can’t-miss broadcast pilot that ultimately did, got new life Tuesday in a brand new place: Charter Communications’ Spectrum cable system. Charter, which owns Spectrum, announced it had picked up 13 episodes of the one-hour action drama series, which stars Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba, and will make it the first major series for Spectrum Original Content. It’s part…

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Sicario’s Josh Brolin is smiling over his killer summer, even with Avengers’ casualties

Josh Brolin has a quick note about the superhero carnage his “Avengers: Infinity Wars” villain Thanos wrought this summer. To be fair, even Brolin, 50, wasn’t aware of just how bad the death toll would be until he watched the April world premiere with Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and the two discovered the shocking surprise twist —  Thanos’ instant disintegration of major superheroes! — a secret kept under wraps by directors Anthony and Joseph Russo. “I was literally sitting in the theater going, ‘Oh my God. Oh my God. Spider-Man just disintegrated. That’s not OK,’ ” Brolin…

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J.K. Rowling’s detective series C.B. Strike is a tonic for troubled times

This isn’t news, but the news from the U.S. is stressing everyone out. “Should the Red Hen restaurant have kicked out Sarah Huckabee Sanders?” “Does Laura Ingraham really think that all kids who cry on non-Fox news are child actors?” “Why did CNN spell Corey Lewandowski’s sad-trombone sound womp-womp and not wah-wah?” These are the questions hijacking every conversation. Stephen Colbert delivered a monologue on Monday night without a single joke. His tone was light, but his phrases were dead serious: “Humanitarian crisis on the southern border;” “stolen kids”; “Here’s…

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