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Late-Night Hosts Weigh In on Bernie Sanders’ 2020 Presidential Campaign

Following Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders’ announcement on Tuesday that he’s launching a second Presidential campaign, this time for the 2020 election, late-night hosts had some fun reprising their impressions of the Vermont lawmaker.  On The Tonight Show, host Jimmy Fallon impersonated the politician and suggested some campaign slogans that might be helpful. “Hello, I’m Bernie Sanders, and I’m yelling for President of the United States,” Fallon began. Referencing the older generation’s language use when talking about social media, he said, “I’m running and everyone is talking about it, I’ve been…

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Black Keys’ Patrick Carney Announces Debut Album From His New Band Sad Planets

The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney has announced Akron, Ohio, the debut album from his new band Sad Planets. The group consists of Carney and John Petkovic (Death of Samantha, Sweet Apple, Guided by Voices, Cobra Verde). Petkovic sings, while Carney “plays drums at times, but also adds Enoesque synthesizers and other instruments to the mix,” according to a press release. J Mascis makes a guest appearance as well. Akron, Ohio arrives April 5 via Tee Pee. Listen to the album track “Not of This World” below. The Black Keys’…

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CBS: Brothers Told Police Jussie Smollett Behind Sending Himself Hate Letter

The two men who participated in the allegedly staged attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett told Chicago police that the singer-actor was behind “creating” a threatening letter sent to him on the set of the program, according to a report. Chicago’s local CBS affiliate, WBBM Channel 2, reports Smollett allegedly “orchestrated” the racist and homophobic assault on himself after the letter failed to evoke a large enough reaction. The development comes after ABC News reported Tuesday that the FBI and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service officials are investigating whether Smollett was involved in the…

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Bikini Kill Add London Show to Reunion Tour

Bikini Kill’s reunion tour was announced last month. The feminist punk heroes’ previously announced dates included shows in New York City and Los Angeles. It’s now been announced that Kathleen Hanna, Tobi Vail, Kathi Wilcox, and new guitarist Erica Dawn Lyle are heading to London as part of their reunion trek. The show takes place at the O2 Academy Brixton in London on June 10. Find their updated itinerary below. This year’ tour marks Bikini Kill’s first full shows since the band broke up in 1997. In late 2017, Hanna,…

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FBI Investigating Whether Jussie Smollett Involved in Sending Hate Letter to Himself

Federal law enforcement officials are investigating whether actor-singer Jussie Smollett was involved in sending a threatening letter to himself at Empire’s Chicago studio before allegedly staging a racist and homophobic attack on himself last month, according to a report. According to ABC News, FBI and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service officials are probing the matter after two Nigerian brothers said to have helped stage the attack accused Smollett of playing a role in sending the letter. Further, ABC News reports that the letter, mailed to the studio on January 22, is undergoing an FBI crime…

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Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld Dead at 85

Karl Lagerfeld, the fashion designer and creative director of Chanel, died Tuesday morning in Paris, the New York Times and French media report. He was 85. The cause of death has not been revealed, but he was known to have been struggling with illness for several months. As well as designing clothing for pop stars such as Rihanna and Lady Gaga, Lagerfeld was himself a music obsessive. He invited artists such as Chromatics, A. G. Cook, and Hercules & Love Affair to perform at fashion shows early in their careers.…

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Shawn Mendes, ASAP Rocky Strip Down For Calvin Klein Underwear Campaign: Watch

Warning: hot footage ahead. You might want to shield your eyes.  Calvin Klein has kicked off its Spring 2019 underwear campaign, with a brief video featuring Shawn Mendes and ASAP Rocky rocking the merchandise.  The artists sport Calvin Kleins (and little else) in a new video, which is soundtracked by New Order’s 1992 hit, “True Faith.”  The video should get cooking in no time. When Mendes announced the Calvin Klein campaign via Instagram earlier this week, it immediately caught fire online and became his most-liked and most-commented-on post. Model Kendall Jenner…

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Can’s Damo Suzuki Announces Solo Tour

Damo Suzuki—former singer of German krautrock group Can—has announced a solo U.S. tour. Starting in April, Suzuki will be playing improvisational sets across the nation with local artists varying from every city. It marks Suzuki’s first U.S. trek in over a decade—see the full itinerary. On March 28, Suzuki is dropping his new book I Am Damo Suzuki, which was co-authored by Paul Woods. It chronicles his life from growing up in Japan, his recruitment into Can in the 1970s, his solo career, and more. Energy—a Michelle Heighway-directed documentary following…

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Breaking News Entertainment Politics 

13 Celebrities Who Used Presidents Day to Bash President Trump

Hollywood celebrities from actor Jeffrey Wright to former Netflix host Chelsea Handler decided to celebrate Presidents Day by attacking President Donald Trump, calling him a criminal, a liar, and praising Obama. Rapper-actor Common celebrated former President Barack Obama, calling him “amazing.” Happy #PresidentsDay to Our amazing President! https://t.co/QxHeXBNKzF — COMMON (@common) February 18, 2019 Handler decided to thank President Trump for driving her to see a psychiatrist and to reflect on her “white privilege.” “On Presidents Day, I’d like to thank the Trump family for my awakening,” Handler said. “It…

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Kamala Harris Won’t Comment on Jussie Smollett After Calling Alleged Attack ‘Attempted Modern Day Lynching’

(AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) says she won’t comment again on the investigation into a reported attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett until an investigation is completed. Speaking to reporters in Concord, New Hampshire, on Monday during her first 2020 presidential campaign trip here, Harris says that “the facts are still unfolding” and that while she is “very concerned” about Smollett’s initial allegation and that it should be taken seriously, “there should be an investigation.” She says, “I think that once the investigation is concluded, then we should all…

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