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Past articles by Emily:

You may be surprised a Lea Michele controversy made news this week, but you shouldn’t be

Lea Michele managed to break through the headlines this week after former co-star Samantha Ware said she made her time on set "a living hell." → Read More

The remote ‘American Idol’ finale ended in mild chaos and shocked everyone — including the winner

As the "American Idol" finale crowned an unexpected winner, host Ryan Seacrest's appearance prompted concerned tweets from viewers. → Read More

The only surprise about the Meghan Markle-Emily Giffin controversy was that it didn’t happen sooner

Popular author Emily Giffin apologized after receiving huge backlash for critical Instagram posts about a video of Meghan reading to her son, Archie. → Read More

Five takeaways from HBO’s Natalie Wood film, which slams rumors that Robert Wagner was involved in her death

Natalie Wood's daughter, Natasha Gregson Wagner, talks to her stepfather, Robert Wagner, (and many more) in a new documentary about Wood's life. → Read More

The fallout from this ‘Bachelor’ season shows how much the franchise has gone off the rails

Peter Weber is now dating Kelley Flanagan, his fourth runner-up — one of the many antics far more interesting than the actual show. → Read More

‘American Idol,’ live from … a backyard? Reality competition shows adjust to a new quarantined world.

"American Idol" was the first reality competition series to air a completely remote episode as other shows change their plans. → Read More

Kacey Musgraves’s ‘Rainbow’ has become a comforting anthem in this nightmarish time

Sales of Kacey Musgraves's quiet, hopeful ballad have spiked as listeners are drawn to the song's final words: "It'll all be all right." → Read More

Satellite radio is where you go to listen to the past. But this country channel keeps pushing forward.

The Highway, airing "Stagecouch" this weekend in place of the canceled festival, is a not-so-secret weapon for new country singers. → Read More

From Bruce Springsteen to Jon Stewart, here’s what you missed from the ‘Jersey 4 Jersey’ TV special

Jon Bon Jovi and Tony Bennett also performed, and Fountains of Wayne played a tribute to co-founder Adam Schlesinger, who died of the coronavirus. → Read More

‘Little Fires Everywhere’ producer explains the season finale’s shocking ending

As "Little Fires Everywhere" ends on Hulu, how did the final scene of the show compare to the book? → Read More

Dixie Chicks postpone release of ‘Gaslighter,’ their first new album in 14 years

The Dixie Chicks were scheduled to release the album on May 1 but changed their plans amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

From Beyoncé to the Rolling Stones, here’s what you missed from the ‘One World: Together at Home’ special

Celebrities including Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Taylor Swift performed Saturday night at the global charity event. → Read More

The long and winding evolution of Dr. Drew, back in the spotlight after a coronavirus controversy

Drew Pinsky, the "Loveline" and "Celebrity Rehab" host, apologized last week for initially downplaying the seriousness of covid-19. → Read More

Farewell to ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ a delightful show ending at the most unfortunate time

Pop TV’s “Schitt’s Creek,” the most escapist of escapist TV, ended for good on Tuesday night. → Read More

Jordan Davis was once told his songs had ‘too many words.’ Multiple hits later, audiences don’t seem to mind.

His most recent single, ‘Slow Dance in a Parking Lot,’ just hit No. 1 on country radio. → Read More

Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ is a massive hit. Now the backlash has arrived.

Animal rights organizations say Netflix's "Tiger King" glossed over tiger abuse, while the show's "villain" Carole Baskin isn't happy with her portrayal. → Read More

Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne co-founder, dies at 52 of coronavirus complications

Schlesinger, a prolific Oscar-nominated songwriter, died of complications of covid-19. → Read More

‘Little Fires Everywhere’ producer explains why this emotional scene is so different from the book

The "Little Fires Everywhere" showrunner said the writers had long debates about one particular scene, and they decided to change it. → Read More

What to know about ‘Tiger King,’ the shocking Netflix series that has captivated the Internet

"Tiger King" and Joe Exotic have quickly become cultural phenomenons, a nearly impossible feat in the era of the coronavirus. → Read More

'Little Fires Everywhere': How Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington made their scenes 'crackle with tension'

"Little Fires Everywhere" is a study in all kinds of complex relationships, but the one that drives the book (now Hulu TV show that premiered Wednesday) is the one between the moms -- Reese Witherspoon as Elena Richardson and Kerry Washington as Mia Warren. → Read More