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Recent articles by Patrick:

Avril Lavigne has a new boyfriend but is still 'really close' with her ex-husbands

'Head Above Water' singer Avril Lavigne has found new love but still calls ex-husband Chad Kroeger a close friend and collaborator. → Read More

Avril Lavigne opens up about Lyme disease battle: 'I wasn't sure I'd be doing music again'

The Canadian singer talks her first album in six years, Christian crossover and the Lyme disease battle that she thought would end her career. → Read More

Olivia Newton-John is facing third cancer battle with 'bravery,' new Lifetime movies say

Beloved actress/singer Olivia Newton-John is the subject of a new Lifetime biopic and documentary, which detail her three bouts with breast cancer. → Read More

Netflix's raunchy 'Big Mouth' special, and four more shows to stream this Valentine's Day

A vulgar Valentine's special from "Big Mouth" and Netflix's first dating show are among the must-watch new offerings you can stream this holiday. → Read More

Carson Daly is leaving NBC's 'Last Call' after 2,000 episodes

NBC's long-running late-night show, now in its 16th season, will end as host Carson Daly chooses to focus on family and "The Voice." → Read More

John Oliver weighs in on news he missed, from 'stupid' shutdown to Ocasio-Cortez dancing

Ahead of Sunday's Season 6 premiere, "Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver shares his thoughts on 2020 presidential candidates, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and more. → Read More

The Grammys did a few things right, but the show was still completely unwatchable

More diverse, critically acclaimed artists won Grammys this year, but the actual telecast remained a mess. → Read More

Grammys 2019: 7 must-know moments from Sunday's awards show

At the Grammy Awards, Cardi B gave the sweetest speech, Dolly Parton was a crowd-pleaser, Drake got played off stage and other moments to remember. → Read More

Review: Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' is her best, most confessional album yet

Ariana Grande's second album in six months alludes to her relationships with Pete Davidson and the late Mac Miller. → Read More

10 Sundance films everyone will talk about, starring Pete Davidson and Springsteen music

Sundance Film Festival yielded a must-see mix of contenders ("The Report"), crowd-pleasers ("Blinded by the Light") and star vehicles ("Honey Boy"). → Read More

Awkwafina talks dramatic debut, 'Crazy Rich Asians' Oscar snub: None 'of us are mad'

"Crazy Rich Asians" breakout Awkwafina is the talk of Sundance Film Festival, getting great reviews for her dramatic debut in "The Farewell." → Read More

Steve Bannon says in revealing doc that he did 'the Lord's work' in Trump White House

President Donald Trump's former adviser Steve Bannon gets the documentary treatment in "The Brink," which chronicles his life since the White House. → Read More

Lupita Nyong'o doesn't mind doing Wakanda salute: 'It's more hygienic than a handshake'

Lupita Nyong'o chats with USA TODAY about "Black Panther's" surprise SAG Awards win and whether she's gotten sick of doing their characters' famous salute. → Read More

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cancels Sundance appearance over govt. shutdown 'complications'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can no longer attend the premiere of her documentary, "Knock Down the House," in Park City, Utah, this weekend. → Read More

Sundance: Harvey Weinstein documentary details how ex-Miramax employees felt about their former boss

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is the subject of a new documentary that premiered at Sundance, where activist Rose McGowan alleges he raped her over 20 years ago. → Read More

Anthony Scaramucci defends 11-day White House stint on 'Celebrity Big Brother'

Ex-White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci wasted no time defending his job and attacking Steve Bannon during Monday's "Celebrity Big Brother" premiere. → Read More

5 things to know about viral sensation Maggie Rogers, from speechless Pharrell to 'SNL'

Two years after she moved Pharrell Williams to tears, folk-pop singer Maggie Rogers is releasing her debut album "Heard It in a Past Life," out Friday. → Read More

Exclusive: Cate Blanchett has horns and uterine pain in starry 'Documentary Now!' trailer

Cate Blanchett is near unrecognizable in the A-list third season of mock docuseries 'Documentary Now!,' which also stars Michael Keaton and John Mulaney. → Read More

'Temptation Island' revival is the ultimate test of couples' love. But do we still care?

Four couples put their devotion to the test in USA's "Temptation Island," a reboot of the early 2000s-dating show that pits them against hot singles. → Read More

Reality TV goes global: Why 'AGT,' 'Project Runway,' others recruit international talent

America's got talent, yes. But as the world gets smaller thanks to social media, more reality competitions are getting bigger with international contestants. → Read More