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Patrick Ryan

The Tennessean

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Recent articles by Patrick:

Christian hip hop is having a moment: 6 rappers you should know, including chart-topper NF

With Christian rap dominating the headlines this summer, we rounded up six faith-based artists you should know, including chart-topper NF. → Read More

This Springsteen superfan has been to 150 shows. Now he has a movie, 'Blinded by the Light'

Sarfraz Manzoor is the ultimate Bruce Springsteen fan, having been to more than 150 of his shows. Now his story is a movie, "Blinded by the Light." → Read More

Why is Dora the Explorer a teenager? Answers to all your biggest questions about the movie

Dora the Explorer stars in the live-action "Dora and the Lost City of Gold," which both deviates and pays tribute to her beloved animated kids' show. → Read More

Review: Lady Gaga, Adele bring Broadway's 'Moulin Rouge!' musical to soaring new heights

In adding hit pop songs by Katy Perry, Sia and Lorde, Broadway's new "Moulin Rouge!" musical improves on the beloved 2001 movie that inspired it. → Read More

Ranked: The 25 best classic Disney songs, from 'Mary Poppins' to 'The Lion King'

In honor of the live-action "The Lion King" hitting theaters this weekend, we rank the best Disney songs from the 1990s and earlier. → Read More

Emmy snubs: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Emma Stone left out of nominations

Plenty of A-listers were shut out of Tuesday's Emmy nominations, while "Game of Thrones" and "Barry" predictably dominated. → Read More

Taylor Swift: Fans show support for singer at Amazon Prime Day concert amid Scooter Braun battle

After Taylor Swift made headlines last week for losing rights to her masters, her fans stood in solidarity at a Prime Day concert in New York. → Read More

Harry Styles as Elvis Presley? Dream-casting five upcoming music biopics we'd like to see

Sophie Turner is down to play Boy George, and Jennifer Hudson is set to portray Aretha Franklin in upcoming biopics about the artists' lives. → Read More

'Midsommar' spoilers! Let's debate that insane, weirdly cathartic ending

Horror director Ari Aster and his stars share their wildly different interpretations of that twisted but empowering final scene in 'Midsommar.' → Read More

'Midsommar': How a bad breakup inspired the most 'utterly horrific' movie of summer

Ari Aster's "Hereditary" follow-up imagines what a relationship drama might look like if it happened inside a drug-filled, sacrificial Swedish cult. → Read More

Daisy Ridley 'wasn't surprised' fans hated 'Last Jedi,' teases 'emotional' Star Wars ending

Daisy Ridley is bracing for the "emotional" 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' in December, but first she stars in Hamlet rewrite 'Ophelia.' → Read More

'Euphoria': Louis Tomlinson says he didn't approve fake sex scene with Harry Styles

HBO's "Euphoria" is polarizing viewers once again with an animated sex scene between former One Direction bandmates Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. → Read More

Meryl Streep is the worst thing about 'Big Little Lies' Season 2. What happened?

Listen, we love the Meryl Streep memes just as much as you do. But adding the Oscar winner to "Big Little Lies" is a bust. → Read More

Who is 'Euphoria' breakout Jacob Elordi? Netflix hunk shows dark side in HBO's teen drama

After breaking out in Netflix rom-com "The Kissing Booth," Aussie actor Jacob Elordi is turning heads with his troubled turn in HBO's "Euphoria." → Read More

Believe the hype: Billie Eilish proves she's a once-in-a-generation talent at NYC concert

Seventeen-year-old Billie Eilish has drawn comparisons to Nirvana with her dynamic live shows, which we attended to see what the fuss is all about. → Read More

Are YA shows too explicit? 'Euphoria' director defends depictions of graphic teen sex

HBO's "Euphoria," which stars Zendaya, joins other controversial shows such as "13 Reasons Why" that unflinchingly portray teen characters. → Read More

New Freddie Mercury music alert! Listen to Queen singer's previously unreleased 1985 track

Dave Clark asked Freddie Mercury to sing a take from his rock musical with just piano. It's being released as new single "Time Waits for No One." → Read More

Dax Shepard says his relationship with Kristen Bell is 'the hardest I've ever had'

Dax Shepard chats with USA TODAY about his new game show "Spin the Wheel," marriage to Kristen Bell and what his daughters like more than "Frozen." → Read More

'We hold some power': How three Latino-led shows are shaking up summer TV

"Los Espookys," "Alternatino" and "Grand Hotel" are wildly different new TV shows, but all feature Latinx actors and producers at the helm. → Read More

Bryan Cranston takes jab at Trump during Tonys: 'Demagoguery is the enemy of the people'

"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston insisted "the media is not the enemy" during his vehement, political acceptance speech at Sunday's Tony Awards. → Read More