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Michael Jackson compilation album to debut Sept. 29
A new compilation album featuring the music of late singer Michael Jackson will debut Sept. 29.

The Scream collection will include such hits as "Thriller" and "Dirty Diana," as well as "Blood on the Dance Floor X Dangerous," a new mash-up of five songs remixed by The White Panda, according to Billboard.

The project is the latest collaboration between Epic and Legacy, which are owned by Sony Music, and Jackson's estate. The companies will promote the album with celebrations in Paris, London, Sydney, Berlin, Los Angeles and Tokyo in the fall.

Sony Music said in a press release that Scream's track list and release date were meant to coincide with Halloween.

"The choice of tracks for Scream reflects The King of Pop's affection for this time of the year and its themes of costumes and disguise, darkness and light, character transformations and surprise," the company said, according to CNN.

Jackson's estate had teased the project with a 15-second video featuring Halloween imagery Monday on Twitter. Scream will be available to stream and in CD format Sept. 29, with a glow-in-the-dark vinyl to be released Oct. 27.


Melissa McCarthy, Alexis Bledel, Dave Chappelle among Creative Arts Emmy winners
Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy won the Creative Arts Emmys for guest actor and actress in a comedy Sunday.

They both earned their honors for their work on NBC's Saturday Night Live -- Chappelle for hosting and playing multiple characters in sketches and McCarthy for hosting and playing former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

Alexis Bledel won the award for guest actress in a drama series for her performance in Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale and Gerald McRaney was named outstanding guest actor in a drama series for his work in the pilot episode of NBC's This Is Us.

HBO won a leading 16 Creative Arts Emmys.

Westworld picked up the prizes for interactive media; sound mixing for an hour-long drama or comedy series; special visual effects; and hair-styling and makeup (non-prosthetic) for a single-camera series; while The Night Of won for cinematography for a limited series or movie; sound editing for a limited series, movie or special; sound mixing for a limited series or movie; and single-camera picture editing for a limited series or movie.

Big Little Lies earned the trophies for for music supervision; casting for a limited series, movie or special; and contemporary costumes for a series, limited series or movie. Veep scored for casting for a comedy series; cinematography for a single-camera, half-hour series; and production design for a narrative program -- half hour or less.

The cable network's Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas was also named outstanding children's program.

Streaming service Netflix came in second with 11 Emmy wins. Stranger Things took the honors for main title design; main title theme music; casting in a drama series; single-camera picture editing for a drama series; and sound editing for a series.

The Crown won for period/fantasy costumes for a series, limited series or movie; and production design for a narrative period program -- one hour or more -- while Master of None won for single-camera picture editing for a comedy.

The Ranch won for cinematography for a multi-camera series; House of Cards won for original dramatic score; and Luke Cage won for stunt coordination for a drama series, limited series or movie.

Emmy Awards for the main acting and show categories are to be handed out this coming Sunday in Los Angeles. Stephen Colbert is to host the ceremony.


LOOSE LIPS:
"It isn't always easy to be on this stage and play in a tournament and have someone make a comment about your body."
--Serena Williams, on double standards and sexism in sports, to TIME Firsts



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Which cast member will be back on 'General Hospital' on Sept. 19?


Sinead O'Connor: 'I am fed up' with being defined as 'crazy'
Sinead O'Connor says she's tired of being defined as "the crazy person."

The 50-year-old Irish singer opened up about her mental health and her late mom's alleged abuse in a preview for the Sept. 12 episode of The Dr. Phil Show.

"I am fed up with being defined as, you know, the crazy person, the child abuse survivor," she told host Phil McGraw, aka Dr. Phil.

O'Connor's mom, Marie O'Connor, died in a car crash when the singer was 19 years old. The star maintained her mom was physically and sexually abusive, telling Dr. Phil the thing she loves about her mother is "that she's dead."

"She ran a torture chamber," she said of her mom. "She was a person who took delight in hurting you."

O'Connor's interview will air a little more than a year after she said she was suicidal in a Facebook video. She posted a clip in August 2016 that showed her crying as she described what it's like to live with mental illness.

"I'm fighting like all the millions I know to stay alive everyday which I'm doing because I love the people that are doing this to me," the star said at the time. "I'm not staying alive for me. If it was me I'd be gone straight away back to my mom."

Dr. Phil said on Wednesday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! that O'Connor approached him in the hope her interview would help de-stigmatize mental illness. O'Connor's interview will air Tuesday in syndication.


Cara Mund is the first Miss North Dakota crowned Miss America
Brown University graduate and future law-school student Cara Mund became the first Miss North Dakota ever to be crowned Miss America Sunday night in Atlantic City, N.J.

The first runner-up in the competition was Miss Missouri, Jennifer Davis.

The 97th edition of the pageant was broadcast on ABC, with Chris Harrison and Sage Steele serving as hosts.

Maria Menounos, Thomas Rhett, Molly Sims, Jordin Sparks, Tara Lipinski, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri and People magazine editor-in-chief Jess Cagle made up the judges' panel.

"Mund's acceptance of the highly-coveted crown is just the beginning of a journey that will take her to every corner of the nation and around the world during her year of service as Miss America 2018," a press release noted. "She will embark on her national speaking tour about her platform, A Make-A-Wish Passion with Fashion, and act as the official National Goodwill Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for its 170 member hospitals, is the national platform partner of the Miss America Organization."


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Which cast member will be back on 'General Hospital' on Sept. 19?

Steve Burton will appear on the Sept. 19 episode of General Hospital.

"It doesn't take a lot of work to make @1SteveBurton look like a badass. #BehindtheScenes #GH #SteveReturnsSept19th," the show tweeted Friday, along with a photo of Burton wearing a black leather jacket and sitting on a motorcycle.

TVLine noted that a new ABC promo for Burton's return to the daytime drama seems to suggest the actor will once again play Jason Morgan, a character who is now portrayed by Billy Miller.

The 15-second clip features Burton in dark clothes and riding a motorcycle with the song "Hold On, I'm Coming" playing in the background.

Burton played Jason on GH from 1991 to 2012. After he left, he played Dylan McAvoy on The Young and the Restless 2013-17. Miller has been playing Jason on GH since 2014.

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