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Past articles by Patrick:

The 5 best (and worst) Oscar moments, including Will Smith slapping Chris Rock, Beyoncé's 'Be Alive'

You won't believe what you missed if you didn't watch the Oscars (for starters, Will Smith slapping Chris Rock). The Academy Awards' biggest moments. → Read More

Peter Bogdanovich, director of 'Paper Moon' and 'The Last Picture Show,' dies at 82

Peter Bogdanovich, the legendary director of "Paper Moon," "What's Up Doc?" and "The Last Picture Show," has died at 82, his talent agency confirms. → Read More

Mel Brooks 'almost got into a fistfight' with Gene Wilder over iconic 'Young Frankenstein' scene

At 95, comedy icon Mel Brooks has written a memoir, "All About Me!", detailing his relationships with Carl Reiner, Gene Wilder and wife Anne Bancroft. → Read More

Rami Malek can't help 'resting villain face' in 'SNL' hosting gig, Daniel Craig crashes

Rami Malek's "No Time to Die" co-star Daniel Craig (aka James Bond) surprised "Saturday Night Live" audiences when he popped up in multiple sketches. → Read More

They closed on opening night due to COVID; here's how 'Six' bounced back to rule Broadway

"Six" was set to open on March 12, 2020, the day of the pandemic shutdown in New York. Now the historical pop musical is back and belting on Broadway. → Read More

Willie Garson, Carrie's best friend on 'Sex and the City', dies at 57: reports

Actor Willie Garson, who played the beloved pal to Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie Bradshaw on "Sex and the City," has died. He was 57. → Read More

Barbra Streisand recalls meeting Judy Garland: ‘Oh my God, this woman is fantastic’

Barbra Streisand, an eight-time Grammy winner, dropped "Release Me 2", which features 10 previously unreleased songs recorded between 1962 and 2014. → Read More

'He's my musical companion': Lady Gaga salutes, duets with Tony Bennett at emotional New York show

Tony Bennett, who recently announced he has Alzheimer's disease, played a poignant farewell show with Lady Gaga on his 95th birthday in New York. → Read More

'Peanuts': How Peppermint Patty was 'groundbreaking' for female athletes, a 'comfort' for LGBTQ folks

A new Apple TV+ documentary explores the life of 'Peanuts' creator Charles M. Schulz and how his beloved characters were ahead of their time. → Read More

Kiss talk new documentary, why Mick Jagger would ‘pass out in a half hour’ doing their shows

Kiss co-founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons talk to USA TODAY about their new documentary "Biography: Kisstory," a definitive look at the band. → Read More

Kiss talk new documentary, why Mick Jagger would ‘pass out in a half hour’ doing their shows

Kiss co-founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons talk to USA TODAY about their new documentary "Biography: Kisstory," a definitive look at the band. → Read More

Robert Duvall on '12 Mighty Orphans,' his proudest performance and the major role he turned down

Robert Duvall, 90, cameos in heartwarming football drama "12 Mighty Orphans." The Oscar winner talks "Apocalypse Now," turning down "Jaws" and more. → Read More

Robert Duvall on '12 Mighty Orphans,' his proudest performance and the major role he turned down

Robert Duvall, 90, cameos in heartwarming football drama "12 Mighty Orphans." The Oscar winner talks "Apocalypse Now," turning down "Jaws" and more. → Read More

Brian Wilson talks new documentary 'Long Promised Road' ahead of Tribeca Film Festival premiere

The Beach Boys icon Brian Wilson is the subject of intimate and unconventional new documentary "Long Promised Road," premiering at Tribeca film fest. → Read More

'A Quiet Place 2' stars break down that 'very emotional' ending, reveal hopes for third film (spoilers)

"A Quiet Place Part II" stars Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe discuss their characters' final acts of bravery, what it's really like killing aliens. → Read More

John Krasinski recounts the scariest scene in 'Quiet Place II' for Emily Blunt: 'Did I just put my marriage on the line?'

John Krasinski was hesitant to return for 'A Quiet Place Part II' (in theaters Friday) with his wife, Emily Blunt. But one idea changed that. → Read More

Heading back to the movie theater this Memorial Day? Here's what to know about new safety protocols

Planning to return to movie theaters for "Cruella" or "A Quiet Place 2?" Here's what you can expect about mask requirements, concessions and more. → Read More

Pink, 9-year-old daughter Willow stun with emotional aerial performance at Billboard Music Awards

Pink was joined by her 9-year-old daughter, Willow Sage Hart, for a breathtaking aerial performance at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards. → Read More

Chloé Zhao, 39, is the first woman of color to win best director Oscar for 'Nomadland'

Chinese-born director Chloé Zhao became the first woman of color to win best director for "Nomadland." She's only the second woman to win the award. → Read More

Razzie Awards: Sia's 'Music,' Rudy Giuliani's embarrassing 'Borat' cameo named worst of the year

Sia's controversial "Music" starring Kate Hudson led this year's Razzie Awards, which honor the worst of Hollywood. Rudy Giuliani was also recognized. → Read More