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Past articles by Patrick:

'The Steve-ness of it all': Steve Martin talks tour with Martin Short, new audiobook

Steve Martin tells USA TODAY about his new audiobook "So Many Steves," a deep dive into his life and career with writer Adam Gopnik. → Read More

'Peter Pan & Wendy': How Disney's 2023 live-action remake fixes 'problematic' animated original

With diverse Lost Boys and authentic Native representation, Jude Law's "Peter Pan & Wendy" improves upon Disney's animated original in many ways. → Read More

The 6 best (and worst) Oscar moments: Lady Gaga strips down, Jimmy Kimmel roasts Will Smith

Didn't watch the 2023 Academy Awards? Here are the biggest moments you missed at the Oscars, from Lady Gaga's performance to Jamie Lee Curtis' speech. → Read More

'Blonde' wins Razzie for worst movie; Tom Hanks, Jared Leto take worst actor prizes

Ana de Armas is Oscar nominated for "Blonde," but her controversial Marilyn Monroe drama is the year's worst movie according to the Razzie Awards. → Read More

Raquel Welch, sexy star of 'One Million Years B.C.' and 'Fantastic Voyage,' dies at 82

Actress Raquel Welch, the Hollywood bombshell best known for her roles in "One Million Years B.C." and "Fantastic Voyage," has died at 82. → Read More

They died together in a volcano blast. Now, their love story is an unlikely Valentine's Day movie.

Oscar-nominated documentary "Fire of Love" tells the epic love story of volcano scientists Maurice and Katia Krafft, who died in an eruption in 1991. → Read More

Brutally honest reviews of every 2023 Grammys performance, including Harry Styles, Sam Smith and Stevie Wonder

The Grammys brought us a stacked and uniformly strong line-up of performances from Bad Bunny, Harry Styles, Lizzo and more. Here's how they ranked. → Read More

'A Thousand and One,' 'The Persian Version' top Sundance awards. Here are more movies we loved.

Dozens of new movies made their premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2023. From "Cassandro" to "Theater Camp," these were our favorites. → Read More

Snubbed by Oscars! Viola Davis, Taylor Swift shut out of 2023 Academy Awards nominations

Oscar nominations are here, but Eddie Redmayne, Brad Pitt, Danielle Deadwyler and Adam Sandler are just a few of the stars who shockingly missed out. → Read More

Michael J. Fox says he became an alcoholic, hid Parkinson's diagnosis: 'There's no way out'

Michael J. Fox speaks about the "intense pain" of Parkinson's disease and how he used to cope in new documentary "Still," which premiered at Sundance. → Read More

'Women Talking' is more than a #MeToo movie: 'This is a timeless conversation'

"Women Talking" is a major Oscar contender and the year's timeliest film, following a group of women as they debate fighting or leaving their abusers. → Read More

The 6 biggest Golden Globe moments, from Jennifer Coolidge to Jerrod Carmichael's Tom Cruise jab

Michelle Yeoh gave one of the Golden Globes' best speeches Tuesday, while irreverent host Jerrod Carmichael took aim at Tom Cruise, Will Smith and Ye. → Read More

Beyoncé leads 2023 Grammy nominations, ties Jay-Z for most nods ever: See the full list

Beyoncé ties husband Jay-Z for the most Grammy nominations ever and will once again face off with Adele for album of the year. → Read More

'Blonde': Everything we know about Netflix's NC-17-rated Marilyn Monroe movie

Ana de Armas is gunning for Oscar glory in Netflix's "Blonde." What we know about the Marilyn Monroe movie's NC-17 rating and polarizing accent. → Read More

'Blonde' fact-check: Did Marilyn Monroe really have a threesome with Charlie Chaplin's son?

Did Marilyn Monroe's mom really try to drown her? And what actually happened with JFK? Here's what's real and what's not in Netflix's "Blonde." → Read More

Sacheen Littlefeather apology is a reminder that Native Americans are still 'left out' in Hollywood

Native American activist Sacheen Littlefeather got a long-overdue apology from the Academy Awards. But Hollywood has more to do for Indigenous people. → Read More

Taylor Swift announces new album 'Midnights': 'A journey through terrors and sweet dreams'

Taylor Swift shocked fans at Sunday's MTV VMAs, revealing that her new album, "Midnights," is out Oct. 21. Here's what we know about the project. → Read More

Maggie Rogers is stoked to share an album release day with Beyoncé​​​​​​​: 'Are you kidding?'

Six years after the Pharrell video that made her a viral star, Maggie Rogers is back with new album "Surrender," which she completed while at Harvard. → Read More

'Where the Crawdads Sing': The biggest changes between the book and movie

Who is Amanda Hamilton? And where are Kya's parents? Here's how the new "Where the Crawdads Sing" movie differs from Delia Owens' best-selling book. → Read More

From 'Stranger Things' to 'Paper Girls,' why '80s nostalgia is everywhere on TV this summer

Thanks in part to "Top Gun 2," the 1980s are roaring back to the big and small screen, with shows like "Bridge and Tunnel" and "Gordita Chronicles." → Read More