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(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

You have to give the public the magic of your music, but you can never enter into that magic, because it'll hurt you. You've got to keep your feet on the ground.

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  • Music

After stints as a gangsta, a rasta, a Martha Stewart cooking show co-host and youth football mogul, now Snoop Dogg is heading to church for his new album.

The Long Beach rap legend has spilled some details about his upcoming gospel-themed LP, “Bible of Love,” which he described on Beats 1 as a sound that’s “always been on my heart. I just never got around to it because I always be doing gangsta business or doing this or doing that.”

The album — out March 16 on Snoop’s new imprint, All the Time Entertainment — has numerous guests from the more orthodox gospel world, including B.Slade, Rance Allen and Tye Tribbett. Faith Evans also swings through for a track.

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  • Celebrity
Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez at the Guess spring 2018 campaign party.
Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez at the Guess spring 2018 campaign party. (Rachel Murray / Getty Images)

Less than two hours after model Kate Upton took to Instagram to accuse Guess co-founder Paul Marciano of using “his power in the industry to sexually and emotionally harass women,” the fashion mogul was hosting a flashy party at his company’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters Wednesday night in honor of Jennifer Lopez, the star of Guess’ new spring 2018 campaign.

By Thursday afternoon, shares of Guess stock had dropped more than 17% and a defiant Marciano was denying Upton's allegations, which began with a Wednesday afternoon tweet that said, “It’s disappointing that such an iconic women’s brand Guess is still empowering Paul Marciano as their creative director. #metoo.” The Instagram post followed.

Marciano told TMZ that he had never touched Upton, who was the face of Guess in 2010 and 2011, and that he’d never been alone in a room with her.

  • Celebrity
Stan Lee, left, poses with Chadwick Boseman at the premiere of "Black Panther." Lee was hospitalized Wednesday night but returned home Thursday.
Stan Lee, left, poses with Chadwick Boseman at the premiere of "Black Panther." Lee was hospitalized Wednesday night but returned home Thursday. (Chris Pizzello / Invision/Associated Press)

Comics fans had a scare Thursday when it was revealed that Marvel legend Stan Lee had been rushed to the hospital.

But Lee is already home and spoke with KABC-TV Channel 7 about his condition in an interview Thursday night.

“All I really want to do is tell you that I’m feeling great,” Lee said.

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  • Late-night

It’s been another long week, so what better way to celebrate than to watch Kelly Clarkson and Seth Meyers get absolutely hammered in the middle of the day. Thanks, “Late Night”!

Clarkson — who makes her debut as a judge on “The Voice” when Season 14 debuts Feb. 26 — and Meyers started their day drinking by making each other customized drinks, including: 

A Simon Cowell: An homage to Clarkson’s time on “American Idol,” this libation includes hot sauce, vodka, more hot sauce, bitters and a final hit of hot sauce.

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(Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times)

I've always been like the girl no one wants to invite to the party. For those who make pop music, I'm a rocker. For those who make rock, I'm a pop singer. No one has ever really wanted to include me in their genre. But I like being there, in that species of limbo. Because even though the line is very thin, it's very long. I can move with liberty there.

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Jennifer Lopez, center, at the Guess spring 2018 campaign reveal party in Los Angeles on Jan. 31..
Jennifer Lopez, center, at the Guess spring 2018 campaign reveal party in Los Angeles on Jan. 31.. (Rachel Murray / Getty Images)

Less than two hours after model Kate Upton took to Instagram to accuse Guess co-founder Paul Marciano of using “his power in the industry to sexually and emotionally harass women,” the fashion mogul was hosting a flashy party at his company’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters Wednesday night in honor of Jennifer Lopez, the star of Guess’ new spring 2018 campaign.

By Thursday afternoon, shares of Guess stock had dropped more than 17% and a defiant Marciano was denying Upton's allegations, which began with a Wednesday afternoon tweet that said, “It’s disappointing that such an iconic women’s brand Guess is still empowering Paul Marciano as their creative director. #metoo.” The Instagram post followed.

Marciano told TMZ that he had never touched Upton, who was the face of Guess in 2010 and 2011, and that he’d never been alone in a room with her.

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Palo Alto Senior High School opted to remove a mural painted by the actor in 2014.
Palo Alto Senior High School opted to remove a mural painted by the actor in 2014. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Palo Alto Senior High School is struggling with the lasting legacy of Oscar-nominated alumnus James Franco in the wake of recent sexual misconduct allegations. 

In 2014, the actor – who graduated in 1996 – participated in fundraising events for the school’s Media Arts Center, speaking and airing an experimental film, as well as contributing hand-painted artwork and murals to the campus.

According to the school’s publication, the Paly Voice, Principal Kim Diorio decided to have the remaining Franco mural on campus painted over Tuesday, while leaving the artwork inside the MAC untouched.

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  • Politics

“Fire and Fury” scribe Michael Wolff was kicked off a “Morning Joe” panel on Thursday after squabbling with MSNBC co-host Mika Brzezinski over an alleged White House affair.

Wolff was questioned about an extramarital relationship that President Trump might be having with someone in the White House, an allegation he alluded to last week during an appearance on “Real Time With Bill Maher.”

However, Wolff said he didn’t have “the ultimate proof” to include the allegation in the book, which has remained a bestseller since the bombshell expose was released last month, nor did he explicitly name the person. He did agree that there were breadcrumbs about the person’s identity in the book.

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Amy Schumer appeared on Katie Couric's podcast and discussed the #MeToo movement.
Amy Schumer appeared on Katie Couric's podcast and discussed the #MeToo movement. (Kevin Mazur / WireImage)

Amy Schumer offered a nuanced take on the #MeToo movement during a recent appearance on Katie Couric’s podcast.

Schumer was the guest on the latest “Wonder Women” edition of Couric’s self-titled podcast and discussed a variety of subjects, including her recent Broadway stint, body image and her gun-safety advocacy work.

The conversation also encompassed the changing climate in Hollywood and beyond following the recent wave of women sharing their experiences with sexual harassment and assault.