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(Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)

I know that times do have to roll on. But if I was ever any good, I'm as good now as I ever was. It's the same with Merle [Haggard] and so many others. A lot of people don't realize how good they still are — they just look at you as old people.


The latest runway collection from L.A.-based design duo Brian Wolk and Claude Morais, presented on the roof of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Wednesday night, continued the Wolk Morais label’s long-running love affair with Los Angeles, drawing inspiration from an L.A.-based artist as well as street style from one of the city’s moist iconic shopping thoroughfares.

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Don’t expect a sequel to Nipplegate when Justin Timberlake takes the stage at Super Bowl LII next month.

The 2018 halftime show star — who exposed Janet Jackson’s bare breast on live television during her 2004 halftime performance — said that the “wardrobe malfunction” came up when he was booked for this year’s show but that it didn’t result in much of a discussion.

“Naturally, that's something that we talked about,” Timberlake said Thursday during an interview on Beats 1. “To be honest, it wasn’t too much of a conversation, just one of those things where you go, we’re not going to do that again.”

Dolly Parton with her Guinness Book of World Records certifications
Dolly Parton with her Guinness Book of World Records certifications (Guinness World Records)

On the eve of her 72nd birthday, country music icon Dolly Parton has been awarded two certificates for her 2018 inclusion in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Parton earned the acknowledgements for being the musician with the most decades with a Top 20 hit on the U.S. Hot Country songs chart, and for having the most hits on the U.S. Hot Country songs chart by a female artist. 

In honor of her award, officials from the Guinness World Records organization traveled to Nashville to deliver her framed certificates in person. 

(Jam City)

Good news for fans still mourning the fact that they never got a Hogwarts letter as a 10-year-old: A new “Harry Potter” mobile game on the way will let you finally experience life as a Hogwarts student. 

Announced Thursday by L.A.-based games studio Jam City, “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery” is an upcoming mobile role-playing game that will let players create characters that will enroll in Hogwarts. Once there, players will attend classes, learn magic, become friends (or rivals) with other students and make plenty of other decisions as they grow into the witch or wizard they are meant to become.

Yes, this means players will join one of the four Houses and will even get to pick their own pet. Players’ choices, class participation and other student activities will help their characters gain skills to solve mysteries as well as unlock new locations, spells and other magical abilities. 

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Brigitte Bardot, seen promoting animal rights in 2005, is the latest French film star to criticize the #MeToo movement.
Brigitte Bardot, seen promoting animal rights in 2005, is the latest French film star to criticize the #MeToo movement. (Nicholas Ratzenboeck / Associated Press)

Catherine Deneuve has found an ally in fellow French actress Brigitte Bardot with regards to the burgeoning #MeToo movement. 

Bardot spoke briefly about the changing cultural climate in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal in a Wednesday interview with French magazine Paris Match.

“It’s, in the vast majority of cases, hypocritical, ridiculous, without interest,” Bardot said of actresses who complained of sexual harassment, taking care to specify that her words did not refer to women in general. 

Memphis-born pop star Justin Timberlake goes deep into a televised abyss in his new video for “Supplies,” a track from his forthcoming album, “Man of the Woods.”

Directed by Dave Meyers (Missy Elliott, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, SZA) and released Thursday morning, the video (warning: contains some adult language) shows Timberlake in front of a wall of TVs — and the news isn’t good.

Images flicker of Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, a burning Donald Trump effigy, #MeToo protest signs, a rifle and other contentious topics ripped from today’s headlines.

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  • Late-night
Samantha Bee
Samantha Bee (Myles Aronowitz / TBS)

Samantha Bee has a message to the Aziz Ansaris of the world: If you say you’re a feminist, act like a feminist. 

The “Full Frontal” host tackled the rising #MeToo backlash on her show Wednesday night and explained how the defense of Ansari against recent allegations of sexual misconduct fits into the narrative. 

“Yes, the inevitable backlash to the #MeToo movement has arrived,” said Bee in her monologue. “Or as I like to call it, the #YouTooLoud movement.”

  • Music
  • Awards
Maren Morris will honor victims of last year's Las Vegas shooting at next week's Grammy Awards.
Maren Morris will honor victims of last year's Las Vegas shooting at next week's Grammy Awards. (Chris Pizzello / Invision/Associated Press)

Country music hitmakers Maren Morris, Eric Church and the Brothers Osborne are joining the performance lineup for the 60th Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced Thursday.

In doing so, the musicians plan “to honor the victims lost to gun violence and terrorism at various live music events over the course of the past year,” according to a statement.

Morris, Church and the Osbornes were among the artists who performed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, when, on Oct. 1, a gunman opened fire, killing 58 attendees and himself.

In her first television interview on the topic, Woody Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow candidly detailed the abuse she alleges to have suffered at the hands of the filmmaker.

The 32-year-old Farrow characterized her adoptive father’s alleged behavior as a “betrayal” when speaking with “CBS This Morning’s” Gayle King in a clip that aired Thursday.

“I loved my father. I respected him. He was my hero. And that doesn't obviously take away from what he did. But it does make the betrayal and the hurt that much more intense,” Farrow said in the extended interview, which was recorded earlier this week.