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Recent articles by Patrick:

'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

'Cha Cha Real Smooth': Cooper Raiff, Dakota Johnson talk ‘poignant’ Apple TV+ dramedy

As Sundance breakout "Cha Cha Real Smooth" boogies to Apple TV+ Friday, actor/producer Dakota Johnson talks the "poignant" relationship at its heart. → Read More

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