Hal Ketchum, Opry member and ‘Small Town Saturday Night’ singer, dies at 67

Hal Ketchum, a 1990s country hitmaker and member of Nashville’s famed Grand Ole Opry, died this week at age 67.

Ketchum died from dementia complications, according to a post on his verified Facebook page Tuesday morning. Ketchum’s wife previously detailed his diagnosis in an April 2019 social media post.

“With great sadness and grief we announce that Hal passed away peacefully last night at home due to complications of dementia,” a Facebook post signed by his wife Andrea said Tuesday.

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Megan Thee Stallion Can Do Better Than Good

It’s been a wild, lopsided year for Megan Thee Stallion. Last winter, tensions between the Houston rapper and her record label, former Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Carl Crawford’s 1501 Certified Entertainment, came to a head in court proceedings alleging unfair treatment and work stoppage. In the spring, Beyoncé added verses to “Savage,” from Stallion’s Suga EP, giving the single the bump it needed to land Meg her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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“Don’t Watch the Movie Alone,” Warns Michael Goi, Director of ‘Megan is Missing’

The scariest horror movie that came out in 2011? Ask any TikToker, and they will likely tell you that it’s Megan Is Missing, a found footage drama-thriller that tells the story of Megan Stewart, a 14-year-old who vanishes under mysterious circumstances following her date with a predator who claims to be a 17-year-old skateboarder online.

Many would like to know: is Megan Is Missing real? Is the film based on a true story?

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4:50 PM PT — Valerie Bertinelli, Eddie’s ex-wife and mother to his only child, Wolfgang, just posted a heartbreaking tribute to the rock star. She called him “my love” and gave thanks that she was there with him in his last moments.

Eddie Van Halen — the legendary guitarist and co-founder of Van Halen —

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Who Is Enola Holmes? Everything You Need to Know About Sherlock’s Sister

The number of things Sherlock Holmes has failed to deduce about the world could fill a book. In fact, considering that his little-known sister, Enola Holmes, is — according to Nancy Springer’s apocrypha — significantly smarter and more worldly than he, perhaps the things Sherlock fails to deduce could fill just as many books as the young-adult author has penned on the fictional brilliant young woman few people recognize. (That’d be six.)

In the new Netflix movie Enola Holmes,

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‘The New Mutants’ Review: Maybe All the Cool Super Powers Were Taken

This much-delayed “X-Men”-related film from Josh Boone features five teens with not-so-great powers.

How does one disavow an unruly mutant? Lock it up, says the Essex Corporation, the villain of “The New Mutants,” an “X-Men”-adjacent thriller about a detention hall for ultra-destructive kids — and 20th Century Studios, the manufacturer of this ramshackle flick, agrees. Directed in 2017 by Josh Boone (“The Fault in Our Stars”), “The New Mutants” spent three years on ice before being allowed to escape into the slowest summer season in a century.

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Carl Reiner, Multifaceted Master of Comedy, Is Dead at 98

Mr. Reiner was a gifted comic actor, but he spent most of his career slightly out of the spotlight — writing, directing and letting others get the laughs.

Carl Reiner, who as performer, writer and director earned a place in comedy history several times over, died on Monday night at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 98.

His death was confirmed by his daughter, Annie Reiner.


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Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s ‘Rain on Me’ Is Whatever You Need It to Be Right Now

Last night online I tried to think of a bad song about rain, and I couldn’t come up with one, and no one else who tried to come up with one in the Twitter thread could do it either. That’s because rain is a rich topic for songwriters. You can roll it out as melodramatic mise-en-scène during a dark story song (Garth Brooks’s “The Thunder Rolls,” Brooke Benton’s “Rainy Night in Georgia”) or you can employ it as a heavy-handed metaphor for depression (The Temptations’ “I Wish It Would Rain,” the Carpenters’ “Rainy Days and Mondays”),

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‘Scoob!’ isn’t much fun, and neither are those meddling kids

(CNN)First, a confession: There are those of us who have never really been fans of Scooby-Doo, or for that matter, those meddling kids. Still, the animated dog and his crime-solving crew have been around for 50 years, which explains why there’s a movie called “Scoob!,” one so inconsequential and flat it doesn’t lose much by premiering on a TV screen.

“Scoob!” had been destined for theaters before coronavirus intervened. As studios try to make the best of a bad situation and feed the appetite for new content,

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Betty Wright, Soul Singer Who Mentored a New Generation, Dies at 66

She had her first hit, “Clean Up Woman,” when she was only 17 and became a key player in the Miami funk sound of the 1970s.

Betty Wright, a powerful singer who had a breakout hit single when she was 17, then went on to be a key player in the Miami funk sound of the 1970s, and worked closely with singers and rappers in the following four decades, died on Sunday at her home in Miami.

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