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Kevin Hart re-considering Oscars hosting role after DeGeneres backing
Kevin Hart, who stepped down as host of the Oscars following criticism over past anti-gay tweets, said he is evaluating his decision after popular comedian Ellen DeGeneres revealed she supported him in the role. In an interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," released on Friday, DeGeneres said she recently called the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to advocate for Hart.
Hollywood ready to party in (possibly) Trump-free Golden Globes
The Golden Globes kick off the showbusiness awards season on Sunday with Hollywood apparently in the mood for a party, and with plenty to celebrate. After a record $41.7 billion global movie box-office in 2018, crowd-pleasers like "A Star is Born," "Black Panther," "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Mary Poppins Returns" are competing for Golden Globe honors.
Britney Spears suspends shows after dad 'almost died'
Britney Spears said on Friday she was pulling out of her upcoming Las Vegas concerts and other work commitments to be with her family after her father was taken ill. Spears, 37, said in an Instagram posting that her father Jamie was hospitalized late last year and "almost died."
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