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Vince Gill, left, and Don Henley perform with the Eagles during the Classic West concert at Dodger Stadium in July.
Vince Gill, left, and Don Henley perform with the Eagles during the Classic West concert at Dodger Stadium in July. (Kevin Mazur / Getty Images)

Who can go the distance? 

Apparently the Eagles can. The band, which lost co-founder Glenn Frey in 2016, has announced its initial 2018 tour dates, and they include stadium bills with Jimmy Buffett & His Coral Reefer Band, country-rocker Chris Stapleton and singer-songwriter James Taylor & His All-Star Band.

Founded in 1971, the Eagles have gone through a number of lineup changes over the decades. This year’s model features founding member-drummer Don Henley, longtime guitarist Joe Walsh and bassist Timothy B. Schmit. The band is rounded out by Deacon Frey, who is Glenn’s son, and the chart-busting country singer and guitarist Vince Gill.


Donald Trump has found a new nemesis, and both Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers are here for it. 

The “Late Show” and “Late Night” hosts each addressed Trump’s latest beef against basketball superdad LaVar Ball on their shows Monday night. Ball is the father of LiAngelo Ball, one of the three UCLA basketball players who were detained in China after being accused of shoplifting. 

Trump, upset that the Ball patriarch dismissed his role in securing the players’ release, spent the weekend raging against LaVar on Twitter. The president even tweeted that Ball’s attitude makes him wish he left the three players — who actually thanked Trump for helping them — in jail in China. 

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Saying they "feel compelled to stand up for Al Franken," 36 women affiliated with "Saturday Night Live" during the now-senator's 20 years on the show have signed a letter countering sexual harassment allegations recently leveled against the Minnesota Democrat.

Signatories included original "SNL" cast members Laraine Newman and Jane Curtin, along with 34 women who worked on the show behind the scenes between 1975 and the present. Franken was a writer and performer on the NBC sketch comedy show primarily from 1975 to 1995.

"What Al did was stupid and foolish, and we think it was appropriate for him to apologize ...," the letter said. However, it continued, "after years of working with him, we would like to acknowledge that not one of us ever experienced any inappropriate behavior; and mention our sincere appreciation that he treated each one of us with the utmost respect and regard."

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(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

It's a healthy, already-smiling baby boy for comedian Kevin Hart and wife Eniko Parrish. They welcomed son Kenzo Kash Hart early Tuesday morning, Hart, 38, confirmed on Twitter.

It's the third child for the "Jumanji" star. Hart shares two children, daughter Heaven and son Hendrix, with his ex-wife, Torrei Hart.

On Sunday, Parrish took to Instagram as she waited for their son's arrival, sharing that he already was several days past his due date.

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I’m not new on the block, so I know what goes on when a gal gets to be at a certain time in her life in this business. You don’t get things like ['Snatched']. But look what I got. I got Amy  [Schumer] and me together in, basically, a two-people movie. How awesome to not play an ancillary role? It was an awesome way to reenter.

Taylor Swift's new 'Reputation' album sold more than 1.2 million copies in its first week of release
Taylor Swift's new 'Reputation' album sold more than 1.2 million copies in its first week of release (John Salangsang / Associated Press)

Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” has clocked a first-week sales figure of 1.216 million copies, making it the biggest selling album of 2017, according to the Nielsen Music monitoring service.

That figure is 41% higher than the combined sales of the other 199 albums that make up Billboard’s top 200 album chart for the week, Nielsen noted.

It’s also her fourth consecutive album to top first week sales of more than 1 million copies, following “1989,” which sold 1.29 million copies in 2014, “Red” (1.21 million in 2012) and “Speak Now” (1.05 million in 2010).

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons onstage at the 46th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena in 2015.
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons onstage at the 46th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena in 2015. (Chris Pizzello)

HBO said Monday that it plans to continue Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy series despite accusations of  sexual misconduct  against the hip-hop mogul.

“We do plan to air [‘All Def Comedy’] beginning next week,” HBO said in a statement. “The show is a platform for promising new artists, and we want them to have the opportunity to showcase their talent to a national audience.”

Simmons’ “Def Comedy Jam,” which first aired on the network from 1992 to 1997, was lauded for creating a platform for black stand-up comics. Some of the famous names whose careers were boosted by appearing on the series include D.L Hughley, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence.

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Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner star in Taylor Sheridan's 'Wind River'
Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner star in Taylor Sheridan's 'Wind River' (Lionsgate Home Entertainment)

Indie crime thriller “Wind River” has been scrubbed of its Weinstein ties, just in time for awards season. 

“Wind River” writer-director Taylor Sheridan and producers Matthew George and Basil Iwanyk have taken the film back from the Weinstein Co. and begun to screen a version of the film free of the distributor’s name, its logo or the name of executive disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

Weinstein had an executive producer credit on the film starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen when it debuted in theaters to acclaim in August. The debut directorial feature from “Sicario” and Oscar-nominated “Hell or High Water” writer Sheridan nabbed the filmmaker the Cannes Un Certain Regard best directing prize and went on to enjoy a robust $33 million box office, positioning it for an outside shot at an awards run.


Zinzi Clemmons, a writer for Lena Dunham and Jenny Konner's Lenny Letter, announced her resignation on Sunday in the wake of the women's statement in defense of "Girls" writer-producer Murray Miller, whom actress Aurora Perrineau has accused of rape. 

"For all you writers who are outraged about what she did, I encourage you to do the same," Clemmons wrote in a statement posted on social media Sunday. "Especially women of color. She cannot have our words if she cannot respect us."

Dunham and Konner had defended Miller in a statement to Variety on Friday, saying, "While our first instinct is to listen to every woman’s story, our insider knowledge of Murray’s situation makes us confident that sadly this accusation is one of the 3% of assault cases that are misreported every year."

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Charles Manson attends his parole hearing in 1986.
Charles Manson attends his parole hearing in 1986. (AP Photo/File)

Murderous cult leader Charles Manson died Sunday of natural causes at the age of 83, and Twitter isn't entirely certain what to make of it.

Manson's "family" carried out a series of lurid, bloody murders in 1969, including the killing of pregnant actress Sharon Tate.

Between Tate's murder and Manson's obsession with the Beatles, he quickly became a pop-culture figure. His face, scarred swastika carved into his forehead and all, became synonymous with evil.