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Recent articles by Patrick:

What's it like dating as a young Muslim American? Hulu's 'Ramy' shows hard, funny truths

Hulu's new comedy "Ramy," streaming Friday, shows the realities of dating for two millennial Muslims living at home with their strictly religious parents. → Read More

Nielsen releases first weekly TV ratings for same-sex households: 'Thrones' bests NCAA

As Nielsen begins tracking viewership in same-sex homes, HBO's departing fantasy hit "Game of Thrones" continues to show muscle as a ratings juggernaut. → Read More

'American Idol': Alyssa Raghu sings daring Katy Perry cover – in front of Katy Perry

Alyssa Raghu took a major risk by singing a Katy Perry hit in front of the "American Idol" judge. → Read More

'American Idol': Uche makes Katy Perry convulse with sexy Bruno Mars cover

The charismatic Uche left Katy Perry hot and bothered with his steamy performance of Bruno Mars' "Finesse" on Sunday's episode of "American Idol." → Read More

'Special' creator on show's gay, disabled sex: 'People don't acknowledge we're sexual beings'

"Special" creator/star Ryan O'Connell shows an authentic portrayal of a gay man with mild cerebral palsy losing his virginity in the first season of his new Netflix comedy. → Read More

'American Horror Story': Ryan Murphy teases '80s slasher scares in new season

'American Horror Story' creator Ryan Murphy teased a chilling new look at Season 9 of the horror anthology on Instagram Wednesday. → Read More

Netflix's 'Special' hopes to break new ground for disability representation on TV

Ryan O'Connell has adapted his 2015 memoir into Netflix's new comedy "Special," which chronicles his journey to self-acceptance as a gay man with cerebral palsy. → Read More

'Mary Magdalene,' feminist icon? Joaquin Phoenix's new Jesus movie tells untold story

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara star in the new biblical drama "Mary Magdalene," which says Jesus' disciple was a powerful prophet, not a prostitute. → Read More

'American Idol': Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon's Cyndi Lauper cover is 'glorious,' 'masterful'

On the second night of celebrity duets, "American Idol" hopeful Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon delivered a pitch-perfect performance of "Time After Time" with Grammy winner Cynthia Ervio. → Read More

'American Idol': Katy Perry calls Laci Kaye Booth her 'favorite' after emotional duet

After her surprising cover of Cheap Trick's "I Want You to Want Me" last week, "American Idol" hopeful Laci Kaye Booth is continuing her hot streak. → Read More

Robert Pattinson used Wikipedia to get his role in sexy space movie 'High Life'

'Twilight' star Robert Pattinson is back on the big screen in cerebral sci-fi drama 'High Life,' about a reproductive experiment in space gone wrong. → Read More

Robert Pattinson no longer hates 'Twilight,' says he has 'very warm memories' of it

As "Twilight" turns 10, its breakout star Robert Pattinson says his longtime disdain for the young-adult franchise has now turned to appreciation. → Read More

Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman to appear in court on charges in college admissions scam

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin to make first appearance before federal judge on charges they bribed and cheated to get their kids into colleges. → Read More

Taraji P. Henson looked to Madea to play her real-life 'Best of Enemies' character

Taraji P. Henson stunningly transforms into activist Ann Atwater in 'The Best of Enemies,' which depicts her unlikely friendship with a KKK leader. → Read More

'American Idol' contestant turns Cheap Trick song into mesmerizing country ballad

"American Idol" finalist Laci Kaye Booth put a spell on the judges with her slowed-down take on Cheap Trick's "I Want You to Want Me." → Read More

Kevin Hart wants to have fourth kid, but 'we're going to throw in the towel after that'

Kevin Hart revealed to USA TODAY that he and his wife, Eniko Parrish, want one more kid. His new Netflix special 'Irresponsible' airs April 2. → Read More

Kevin Hart on Netflix special, homophobic jokes: 'The apology was never doing it again'

In an exclusive interview with USA TODAY, Kevin Hart talks about his new Netflix special "Irresponsible," cheating scandal and Oscars controversy. → Read More

'American Idol' hopeful's heartbreaking Fleetwood Mac cover is a Top 20 highlight

"American Idol" found its Top 20 during Sunday's Hawaii-set episode, giving us one of the season's most moving performances yet. → Read More

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2019: Everything you missed from the induction ceremony

Read on for the major moments from the 2019 Rock Hall ceremony, which broadcasts on Saturday, April 27 on HBO. → Read More

Janet Jackson dedicates Rock Hall honor to 2-year-old son: 'You are my life'

"Rhythm Nation" singer Janet Jackson was feted at Friday's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in New York, where she thanked her young son and family. → Read More