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Recent articles by Patrick:

Jimmy Buffett's 'Margaritaville' is a boozy, baffling Broadway show just for Parrotheads

You may need a margarita (or two) to enjoy Jimmy Buffett's 'Escape to Margaritaville,' which uses two dozen of the singer's best-loved hits. → Read More

Why did it take so long for Hollywood to make a gay teen story like 'Love, Simon'?

'Love, Simon' is one in a string of gay teen stories to hit screens, including 'Call Me By Your Name' and 'Boy Erased.' → Read More

How did 'I Can Only Imagine' become the biggest Christian hit ever (and inspire a movie)?

Dennis Quaid stars in a new movie about MercyMe's inspirational 'I Can Only Imagine,' which is the best-selling Christian song of all time. → Read More

5 returning shows to watch this spring, from 'Roseanne' to 'Handmaid's Tale'

From the final season of 'The Americans' to 'Roseanne's big revival, here are five shows worth checking out when they come back this spring. → Read More

Musical theater meets 'Friday Night Lights' in NBC's new drama 'Rise'

'Friday Night Lights' creator Jason Katims goes back to high school for a new series about a small-town drama program putting on a polarizing musical. → Read More

Country music is having a dance-pop moment — and fans are loving it

Florida Georgia Line is saying goodbye to bro country, as artists including Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton score hits with DJs and pop singers. → Read More

Netflix's 'Love' is the best TV rom-com that you're probably not watching

The Judd Apatow-produced series starts its third and final season Friday. → Read More

O.J. Simpson on his 'hypothetical' murders: 'Everything was covered in blood'

O.J. Simpson describes hypothetical murders in unaired 2006 interview, which finally comes to TV Sunday in Fox's new special 'The Lost Confession.' → Read More

Giovanni Ribisi on his 'Sneaky Pete' con man and 'Avatar' sequels: 'They surpass the first'

The actor has new tricks up his sleeve in Season 2 of Amazon drama 'Sneaky Pete', as he prepares to shoot the follow-ups to sci-fi mega-hit 'Avatar.' → Read More

7 things you should know happened at the Oscars

The Shape of Water made a splash with the Academy, winning four Oscars, including best picture. But the romantic fantasy's victory was hardly the most surprising part of Sunday night's show, where the Time's Up and Me Too movements took center stage as women stole the spotlight. Among the most talked-about moments: Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph stole the show presenting the Oscar for best… → Read More

Oscars 2018: The best acceptance speeches, ranked

Frances McDormand delivered a powerful message about inclusion, while Jordan Peele made history with his 'Get Out' win. → Read More

7 things you should know happened at the Oscars

Every female nominee had her moment in Frances McDormand's speech, while Tiffany Haddish auditioned for future Oscars host. → Read More

'Heathers' TV reboot delayed following Florida school shooting

The dark-comedy series is adapted from the 1988 cult classic, which follows high-school students exacting revenge on bullies. → Read More

Pentatonix announces new album, tour stop at Blossom Music Center

They released a cover of Camila Cabello's "Havana" last week. → Read More

Pentatonix announces new album, tour

The four-member a capella group returns this April with a new album of pop arrangements, including a cover of Camila Cabello's 'Havana.' → Read More

'Lady Bird' probably won't win any Oscars, and that's a bad thing

Barring an upset, the beloved coming-of-age comedy isn't predicted to win any Oscars come Sunday. It deserves to win best picture. → Read More

Oscars So Old: How three octogenarians could make awards history this year

Christopher Plummer, 88, and Timothée Chalamet, 22, are just two Oscar nominees who could be headed for the record books this year. → Read More

25 of the most unforgettable moments in Oscar history

All the moments that have defined Hollywood's biggest night, from Adrien Brody's surprise kiss with Halle Berry, to Ellen DeGeneres' epic selfie. → Read More

Review: Vance Joy doesn't get caught in the 'Riptide' on self-assured second album

The Australian singer-songwriter returns Friday with new album 'Nation of Two,' his first since breaking out with folk-pop single 'Riptide.' → Read More

25 of the most unforgettable moments in Oscar history

"There's been a mistake." Jordan Horowitz, producer of "La La Land," shows the envelope revealing "Moonlight" as the true winner of best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Presenter Warren Beatty and host Jimmy Kimmel look on from right. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) ORG XMIT: CADA418 Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Those four words changed… → Read More