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Recent articles by Patrick:

CBS sets fall schedule with Queen Latifah and 'Young Sheldon,' doubles down on Super Bowl 2021

As questions loom about when TV production can safely resume amid the coronavirus pandemic, CBS announced its nightly lineup for fall 2020. → Read More

'Gladiator' at 20: Russell Crowe commemorates film's anniversary with iconic line

Ridley Scott's historical epic opened 20 years ago on May 5, 2000. Oscar winner Russell Crowe honored the anniversary with a tribute on Twitter. → Read More

'American Idol': Front-runner emerges in Disney-themed Mother's Day penultimate episode

On Sunday's episode of "American Idol," the Top 7 singers left in the competition performed Disney and Mother's Day-themed songs. → Read More

Jerry Seinfeld talks Netflix special '23 Hours to Kill,' coronavirus jokes, 'Seinfeld' reunion

Jerry Seinfeld is releasing standup special "23 Hours to Kill" on Netflix Tuesday. But the comedian says he's in no rush to get back on stage. → Read More

'Dead to Me' Season 2: Everything you need to know about the twisty Netflix comedy

Before Christina Applegate's twisty comedy "Dead to Me" returns to Netflix Friday, here's a refresher of everything that happened in Season 1. → Read More

'Spaceship Earth': 5 ways the crazy new documentary gets too real about life in quarantine

"Spaceship Earth," a stranger-than-fiction documentary about people quarantined inside a giant dome for two years, feels all too relatable right now. → Read More

'Let It Be' at 50: Why the Beatles' last album is a 'mess,' but still spawned a masterpiece

Looking back at the turbulent making of the Beatles' final album "Let It Be," released 50 years ago on May 8, 1970. → Read More

Hayley Williams on first solo album 'Petals for Armor,' her low point and what's next for Paramore

Paramore's Hayley Williams unveils her first solo album, "Petals for Armor," on Friday. The pop-punk singer opens up about therapy, divorce and more. → Read More

Brian Howe, former Bad Company and Ted Nugent singer, dies at 66

Brian Howe, lead vocalist for Bad Company and Ted Nugent's "Penetrator" album, died Wednesday from cardiac arrest. He was 66. → Read More

Reports: Florian Schneider, co-founder of electronic pioneers Kraftwerk, dies at 73

Florian Schneider, who co-founded the influential German electronic group Kraftwerk, has died of cancer, according to reports. → Read More

'American Idol': Judges save popular contestant, reveal Top 11 in second stay-at-home show

Taping its second episode from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, "American Idol" revealed the Top 11 singers who will advance in the competition. → Read More

Happy 4/20! The best stoner movies and TV shows you can watch right now

Celebrating 4/20? Whether you smoke marijuana or not, here are 15 pot-themed movies and TV shows you can rent or stream Monday. → Read More

Netflix's 'A Secret Love' captures a 70-year lesbian romance that was hidden for decades

Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel kept their relationship hidden for decades. Their story is told in Netflix's "A Secret Love," now streaming. → Read More

Q&A: Beastie Boys talk Apple TV+ documentary, late Adam Yauch and quarantine lasagna

Beastie Boys founders Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz talk to USA TODAY about their new Apple TV Plus documentary, out Friday, and life in quarantine. → Read More

'Parks and Recreation': 5 questions about NBC's coronavirus-themed special, answered

The cast of NBC's "Parks and Recreation" is reuniting Thursday for a benefit special about how Leslie Knope and friends are coping with COVID-19. → Read More

'American Idol': Contestant's Louis Armstrong cover moves judges during first taped-from-home show

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, "American Idol" produced its first at-home episode Sunday, as hopefuls performed in living rooms and garages. → Read More

Rolling Stones' first new song in eight years, 'Living in a Ghost Town,' has quarantine theme

"Life was so beautiful, then we all got locked down," Mick Jagger sings on the Rolling Stones' surprise new single, released Thursday. → Read More

Prince tribute concert on CBS: Best moments from Foo Fighters, John Legend, Misty Copeland

Hosted by "Saturday Night Live" favorite Maya Rudolph, CBS' "Let's Go Crazy" concert Tuesday paid tribute to Prince on the anniversary of his death. → Read More

John Turturro on 'The Plot Against America,' 'Big Lebowski' spinoff and raunchy fan mail

John Turturro plays the ostensible villain in HBO's alternative history drama "The Plot Against America," and returns to his "The Big Lebowski" roots. → Read More

James Drury, star of NBC's long-running Western series 'The Virginian,' dies at 85

James Drury died Monday at 85. The actor played the title rancher on "The Virginian," the longest-running TV Western behind "Gunsmoke" and "Bonanza." → Read More