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'Nashville' Season 5, Episode 19 Recap: Love and Loss

With only three episodes left in Season 5, it appears that the producers of 'Nashville' have plans to pack in as much drama as humanly possible.

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Celebrities react to death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington

The death of Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington has shocked fans and celebrities, and many are reacting on social media.

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Bennington died of a suicide at age 41, according to the Los Angeles County coroner.

The musician was on tour with his group promoting its latest album, “One More Light.” 

“Chester Bennington was an artist of extraordinary talent and charisma, and a human being with a huge heart and a caring soul. Our thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful family, his band-mates and his many friends,” Warner Bros. Records CEO and Chairman Cameron Stang said in a statement, according to The Associated Press.

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Bennington’s bandmates, past collaborators and other celebrities expressed thoughts and condolences about his death on social media.

Builder of illegal LA mansion gets fines, community service

The father of fashion models Bella and Gigi Hadid has been fined and given community service for illegally building a gigantic mansion in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Times reports ( ) that real estate developer Mohamed Hadid was sentenced Thursday to 200 hours of service, fined $3,000 and ordered to pay the city more than $14,000 to cover building department costs.

Hadid pleaded no contest in May to misdemeanor charges for building portions of a 30,000-square-foot mansion in Bel Air without obtaining proper permits.

Authorities say bedrooms, decks, supporting walls and even an IMAX theater were built illegally. The city halted construction three years ago and the home remains unfinished.

Hadid's attorney, Robert Shapiro, said after sentencing that Hadid is interested in bringing the home into compliance and completing it.

R.L. Stine talks 'Goosebumps' at 1st San Diego Comic-Con

"Goosebumps" creator R.L. Stine got a surprise during his first trip to San Diego Comic-Con: The 73-year-old author received the organization's Inkpot Award, which recognizes contributions to the worlds of comics, fantasy and sci-fi. Past recipients include Steven Spielberg, Neil Gaiman and George Lucas.

"Everyone's being too nice to me," Stine said. "I'm not used to it. I don't get that at home."

Stine received the honor before appearing at a panel Thursday in which he told stories from throughout his career. He said he was initially reluctant to write scary stories for young readers, but once he came up with the name "Goosebumps," he decided to give it a try. He has now written 130 "Goosebumps" books.

Stine also announced Thursday that a new line of "Goosebumps" comic books is in the works, and that he's making his first foray into comics with a Marvel series called "Man Thing."

"This was like a life's dream," he said. "I'd always wanted to write comic books. I always loved comics, but I'd never written one."

Different authors will pen the "Goosebumps" comic books, spinning off characters from Stine's novels.

A sequel to the "Goosebumps" movie is also underway, Stine said, and Fox plans to adapt his "Fear Street" books into a series of films.

The author also shared several personal revelations. For example, despite having written 330 books, he never learned to type.

"I only use one finger. I don't even use two!" he said, showing his bent, bandaged finger to the crowd. "The finger goes, that's the career."

He said that his son, Matt, never read a "Goosebumps" book growing up, but used to sell parts in future volumes to his elementary school classmates. Stine obliged and wrote them in.

He said his favorite "Goosebumps" installment is "The Haunted Mask," which was inspired by his son's real-life experience of getting his head stuck in a rubber Frankenstein mask at Halloween.

Stine said she never struggles to find story ideas.

"I only try to think of titles and a title will lead me to the story," he said, adding that they often come to him while he's walking his dog.

Responding to audience questions, Stine revealed that his favorite scary movie is "Evil Dead 2" and his favorite Stephen King books are ""Misery" and "Pet Sematary."

"I think I stole that plot about four times," Stine said.

But horror movies don't scare him, he said.

His scariest experience ever was a real-life one: When he lost his young son at a New York car show.

"That was scary — that incredible feeling of panic," Stine said. "And I lost him for about 20 seconds, but it was horrible."


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Netflix makes Hall H debut with big budget Will Smith pic

Imagine "End of Watch" but with orcs and fairies and magic. That's the vibe of Will Smith's big budget Netflix film "Bright ," which unveiled its first full trailer Thursday in a presentation at Comic-Con.

The film reunites Smith with his "Suicide Squad" director David Ayer and takes audiences to a gritty Los Angeles setting where two police officers, one human (Smith) and one orc (Joel Edgerton) have to contend with some mythical, evil forces plaguing the city. Noomi Rapace and Edgar Ramirez also star.

It was the Hall H debut for the streaming service, which brought out Smith, Edgerton, Ayer and the film's other stars to charm the 6,500 super fans in attendance and get them excited about the $90 million movie, which makes its Netflix debut on Dec. 22.

Ayer said "Bright" is not some "standard issue PG-13 movie."

"I was able to do some real (expletive)," Ayer said. "I was able to tell a real story. I was able to do my thing."

He praised Netflix for its support.

Smith said the film has the hard "rated-R grind of 'Training Day'" mashed up with "Lord of the Rings."

His character is stuck with the force's first orc cop, which Smith said gave him a rare character opportunity: to be racist.

"You never get to be racist when you're black," Smith said. "You're like, 'Look man, I don't want no orcs in my car.'"

Smith is just the latest A-list movie star to try his luck doing a big film with Netflix and has made waves in Hollywood with his support of the service.

"There is a difference between seeing a movie in a theater and seeing it on Netflix," Smith conceded, but added that he is "really excited" to see "whatever this new wave of entertainment is going to be."

Netflix also trotted out the director and cast of its upcoming film horror pic "Death Note," which some Comic-Con attendees will get to see in full Thursday night before its Aug. 25 Netflix launch.

Based on the manga series of the same name "Death Note" follows a high school student (Nat Wolff) who discovers a supernatural notebook that grants him the power to decide who dies and how. All he has to do is write a name and a method in the notebook and the Willem Dafoe-voiced demon Ryuk carries out the grim task.

Netflix is just one of a few studios previewing films for audiences at the annual fan convention. Earlier on Thursday, Fox showed footage from "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" and on Saturday the comic book giants DC and Marvel will go head-to-head with lengthy presentations.

Comic-Con runs through Sunday.


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Rascal Flatts Learn About Death of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington Mid-Interview

Real life forced a planned Rascal Flatts interview to pivot when news broke that Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington had committed suicide. The trio learned about it real time.

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Caitlyn Jenner talks O.J. Simpson, Trump, meeting Steven Tyler on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Caitlyn Jenner made an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Tuesday and discussed President Trump, O.J. Simpson being up for parole and meeting Steven Tyler.

The reality TV star said that meeting the Aerosmith lead singer Sunday was sort of a full circle moment for her.

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Rolling Stone reported that the two met at a Starkey Hearing Foundation gala in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at which Tyler was the performer.

“I met him once briefly years and years ago,” Jenner told Kimmel. “I go backstage after (his performance) and I look up at Steve and I say, ‘I have had some really, really tough times in my life ... Every once in awhile I’d sneak out, get dressed, go sneak out in the dark and drive around and I always used to take your song, ‘Dude (Looks Like a Lady).’ And that became my theme song, driving around in my little car with my little CD in there, whipping up the tunes and stuff. And I said, ‘I just wanted you to know it made me feel good.’” 

Jenner shared a photo of the two at the event on Instagram on Tuesday.

The conversion then turned to O.J. Simpson

Jenner said the last time she saw the former football player was at the funeral of Nicole Brown-Simpson. 

The Nevada Parole Board voted unanimously Thursday to grant Simpson parole in his 2008 Las Vegas robbery case. Kimmel jokingly asked if Jenner would be at the jail to pick him up when he’s released.

“Pick O.J. up on a motorcycle with you on the side car and O.J. in the back,” Jenner said, jokingly. “You think that would be appropriate?”

Although she recently announced she may run for the U.S. Senate in California, she didn’t discuss it with Kimmel. Instead, Jenner was asked if she regretted voting for Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

“I don’t agree with everything he’s doing,” Jenner said, later adding that she did agree with Trump’s efforts to decrease government regulation and the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

“I grew up in a country when you actually said the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag at school,” Jenner said. “I believe in the people of this nation, not the government.”

Watch Jenner discuss meeting Steven Tyler, Simpson’s parole and Trump in the videos below.

2 new Harry Potter-related books coming this fall

In celebration of the 20th year anniversary of the release of the first book in the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling has announced plans for an exhibit about the fictional wizard at the British Library. 

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In collaboration, two new series-related books will be released.

“Harry Potter: A History of Magic” is the official book of the exhibition, and it promises to “take readers on a fascinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry -- from Alchemy and Potions classes through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures,” according to Bloomsbury Publishing. According to the publisher, readers can “discover the truth behind making the Philosopher’s Stone, create (a) potion and uncover the secret of invisible ink. (Plus) learn all about the history of mandrake roots and dragons, discover what witches really used their brooms for, pore over incredible images of actual mermaids and read about real-life potions, astronomers and alchemists.”

The second book, “Harry Potter: A Journey Through the History of Magic,” takes readers “on a journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, including Defense Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, Divination and more,” a description on the British Library’s official website reads. The book features exclusive, unseen sketches and manuscripts from Rowling and magical illustrations.

Both books will be released in October.

The first book in the Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” was released in the United Kingdom June 26, 1997.  It was released in the U.S. in 1998 with the title “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar


1. U2; $7,276,551; $118.55.

2. Guns N' Roses; $6,173,463; $101.04.

3. Metallica; $5,534,886; $101.67.

4. Celine Dion; $3,534,669; $145.47.

5. Justin Bieber; $3,193,681; $109.34.

6. Depeche Mode; $2,963,771; $75.79.

7. Dead & Company; $2,082,160; $75.27.

8. Roger Waters; $1,754,392; $124.12.

9. Ed Sheeran; $1,678,688; $79.93.

10. Bruno Mars; $1,506,526; $77.56.

11. Bon Jovi; $1,424,139; $83.48.

12. The Weeknd; $1,286,824; $80.78.

13. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers; $1,282,471; $86.61.

14. Neil Diamond; $1,189,498; $93.59.

15. Elton John; $1,179,721; $100.14.

16. Red Hot Chili Peppers; $1,116,653; $85.54.

17. Tim McGraw / Faith Hill; $1,115,199; $86.20.

18. Tool; $1,100,072; $78.32.

19. John Mayer; $1,058,462; $73.86.

20. Iron Maiden; $940,995; $70.27.

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Tim McGraw Shares Prayers for 'Real Hero' John McCain After Cancer Diagnosis

Tim McGraw turned to social media to share his best wishes and prayers for Senator John McCain (R - Ariz.) on Thursday (July 20), calling the veteran legislator a "real good man."

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