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‘Frozen’ Star Josh Gad Channels Donald Trump to Achieve ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Victory

The "Book of Mormon" actor lip-synced the Divinyls' "I Touch Myself" while dressed as the GOP front-runner.

Meet Jonathan Krisel, the Comedian Behind the Camera on ‘Portlandia,’ ‘Baskets’ and More

Several of the shows taking pronounced zig-zags in TV comedy share a key player: writer, producer and director Jonathan Krisel, a creative force behind “Baskets,” “Man Seeking Woman” and “Portlandia.” Though the stars of these shows—Zach...Show More Summary

Rihanna’s ‘Anti’: What the Critics Are Saying

The pop star has traded in club-ready bangers for a different sound.

Electronic Music Awards Are Coming to Fox

The new show will highlight achievements in electronic music and is being executive produced by DJ Paul Oakenfold.

Rihanna’s New Album: Can ‘Anti’ Give Jay Z’s Struggling Tidal a Shot in the Arm?

Rihanna's new album "Anti" is a big test for Jay Z's embattled music-streaming service, Tidal.

Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Singleton on What Movies Can Learn From TV’s Diversity

Cuba Gooding, Jr., and John Singleton, two of the key players in the upcoming FX series "The People v. O.J. Simpson," think the movie business can learn a lot from television when it comes to diversity.

Coldplay Announce ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ U.S. Summer Tour

The new dates will find the British band playing stadiums in major markets.

‘Equity’ Offers a Rare View of Wall Street From a Woman’s Perspective

The movie, starring Anna Gunn of 'Breaking Bad,' was purchased for distribution at the festival by Sony Pictures Classics, and the producers said they're developing a television series based on the film.

Sia Sings ‘Iko Iko’ With Natalie Portman, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots

Natalie Portman, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots all donned Sia's signature harlequin wig to join the "Chandelier" singer for a rendition of "Iko Iko."

Tom McCarthy on ‘Spotlight,’ Journalism and Ensemble Acting

Tom McCarthy, the director and co-writer of "Spotlight," which garnered six Oscar nominations, stopped by the Wall Street Journal to discuss the importance of local investigative reporting.

Paul Rudd Takes On Stephen Hawking in a Game of Quantum Chess

Think of it as "The Theory of Everything" meets "Ant-Man," with a dash of "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" thrown in for good measure.

Chris Pine Sheds the Swagger for ‘The Finest Hours’

The "Star Trek" star's new role is heroic and daring, but without the flashy confidence of Capt. Kirk or his other notable words.

Ai Weiwei Withdraws Art From Danish Museums to Protest New Law

The Chinese artist and activist is protesting a new law related to migrants in Denmark.

Steven Spielberg on ‘Bridge of Spies’ and His Cold War Childhood (Exclusive Clip)

The filmmaker talks about his personal connections to his Oscar-nominated Cold War film starring Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance.

Rihanna Releases New Song, ‘Work,’ Featuring Drake, on Tidal

Perhaps this is a sign that the pop singer's long-delayed new album, "Anti," will see the light of day soon.

Was This Film Nominated for Best Picture? Take the Quiz

Take this quiz and test your Oscar knowledge of what film was, or wasn't, nominated for best picture.

Conan O’Brien Pays Tribute to ‘Late Night’ Regular Abe Vigoda

"Abe was a huge part of our show in New York," reminisced O'Brien. "I couldn't believe how many times Abe would come on the show and do hilarious things for us."

Josh Brolin and Kate McKinnon Attempt Impressions of Kim Kardashian, Pee-Wee Herman

In a "Tonight Show" game called "First-Time Impressions," Josh Brolin and Kate McKinnon try out some celebrities they've never impersonated before.

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