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Paul Simon, photographed in 2016, will embark on his farewell tour starting May 16 in Vancouver, B.C.
Paul Simon, photographed in 2016, will embark on his farewell tour starting May 16 in Vancouver, B.C. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)

Paul Simon will undertake what is being billed as his farewell tour, which will begin May 16 in Vancouver, B.C., and including two nights at the Hollywood Bowl on May 22 and 23, bringing to an end a touring career that has spanned more than 50 years.

“I’ve often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I'd consider bringing my performing career to a natural end,” Simon, 76, said in a statement. “Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief.

“I love making music,” he added, “my voice is still strong, and my band is a tight, extraordinary group of gifted musicians. I think about music constantly. I am very grateful for a fulfilling career and, of course, most of all to the audiences who heard something in my music that touched their hearts.”

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Through a series of daring escapades, young Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian.

After serving up a tantalizing tease during Sunday’s Super Bowl, Lucasfilm released the first trailer for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” on “Good Morning America” on Monday.

The film delves into the origins of everyone’s favorite scruffy-looking nerf herder Han Solo as he encounters many of the most influential beings in his life for the first time, including Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian and the Millennium Falcon. 

Alden Ehrenreich offers his spin on young Solo, attempting to channel Harrison Ford’s cheeky impertinence, and Donald Glover steps into Billy Dee Williams’ shoes as young Calrissian. 

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Kim Cattrall.
Kim Cattrall. (Justin Tallis / AFP / Getty Images)

Kim Cattrall’s missing brother has been found dead, the actress confirmed Sunday, a day after she posted a missing persons notice and asked for the public’s help in locating him. 

“It is with great sadness that myself and my family announce the unexpected passing of our son and brother, Chris Cattrall,” the “Sex and the City” star tweeted. She thanked people on social media for their “outpouring of love and support.”

Shortly after the British Canadian actress’ post, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police tweeted a confirmation. Chris Cattrall’s body was found on his rural property in southern Alberta, and the death did not appear to be suspicious, police told CTV News.

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Music legend Paul Simon announced "Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour" on Monday.
Music legend Paul Simon announced "Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour" on Monday. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Time)

Paul Simon announced Monday that he will end his touring career, the latest in a recent spate of similar decisions,  including by Elton John, Slayer and Lynyrd Skynyrd

In an official statement, Simon wrote that he’d long wondered what it would feel like to realize it was time to stop touring. 

“Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief,” he revealed.

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(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

I think I did one or two films [in Los Angeles] in 1969. It just didn't satisfy me. I thought I would never go anywhere in Hollywood. I preferred to go back to Europe and make the kind of films that were close to my heart.

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During the Super Bowl, Netflix revealed a first look at “The Cloverfield Paradox” before casually announcing that the film would be released worldwide on its streaming service following the big game.

Fans (including director Ava DuVernay) are pretty excited.

The third installment in the “Cloverfield” franchise, “The Cloverfield Paradox” was expected to be released theatrically by Paramount, which distributed its predecessors “Cloverfield” and “10 Cloverfield Lane.” Up until the Super Bowl the film was still dated for a April 20 release in the U.S., although rumors of the unconventional Netflix acquisition had leaked out. 

In one of the most talked-about movie spots to debut during the Super Bowl, Disney revealed a first look at the highly anticipated “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

Dropped with virtually no advance notice, the teaser took fans by (pleasant) surprise. This is the first time a “Star Wars” trailer has premiered during the big game.

Opening on Memorial Day (just three months away), the film stars Alden Ehrenreich as iconic smuggler Han Solo and Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, both of whom we finally get a quick glimpse at in this teaser. 

After keeping her entire pregnancy out of the public eye, Kylie Jenner shared the news this morning that she gave birth to a healthy girl Thursday. The baby’s name has not been revealed.

Rumors of the reality star’s pregnancy emerged back in September, but neither she nor rapper Travis Scott, who was rumored to be the father, confirmed the news until now.

“I’m sorry for keeping you in the dark through all the assumptions,” she wrote in a post on Instagram. “I understand you’re used to me bringing you along on all my journeys.”

♥️

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More than 100 million people are expected to tune into today’s Super Bowl matchup between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles. That means companies and ad agencies have to bring their A game to stand out in a sea of commercials.

With 30-second spots going for upwards of $5 million during football's biggest game, it helps to enlist the help of a familiar face to plug your brand. From Black Panther to Tyrion Lannister, here are some of the best celebrity cameos.

After Amazon's Alexa loses her voice, Cardi B, Rebel Wilson, Gordon Ramsay and Anthony Hopkins (in Oscar-winning character as Hannibal Lecter) step in to assist (plus, don’t miss the Jeff Bezos sighting):
 

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Therapy worked in spades, and I think my comedy has gotten better. I know myself more, and therefore I'm a better worker. And the more you know yourself, the more you know your creative process and the more you can exploit it, the more you can change it and direct it, the more relaxed you feel and the more confident you feel.