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Do you believe that Cher is going on tour? You should.
Cher has announced a new North American tour titled "Here We Go Again" in support of her upcoming ABBA cover album, Dancing Queen.
The tour is set to kick off on Jan. 17 at the Germain Arena in Ft. Myers, Fla., before wrapping up on May 18 at the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.
Cher will also be performing in cities such as Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Nashville, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Toronto, Boston and St. Louis, among others.
Tickets go on sale for the general public starting on Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. local time through LiveNation. A pre-sale for Citi cardmembers will take place from Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. local time until Sept. 13 at 10 p.m. local time.
Tickets purchased online will include one physical or digital copy of Dancing Queen, which is set for release on Sept. 28.
The tour features the same name as film sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which Cher starred in.
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Burt Reynolds, film icon dead at 82
Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds, known for starring in hit films such as Smokey and the Bandit and Deliverance, has died at the age of 82.
Reynolds died Thursday at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida his manager Erik Kritzer confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter and Variety.
The actor had been dealing with multiple health issues in recent years, having been put into intensive care in 2013 for flu symptoms including dehydration, People magazine reported.
Celebrities mourn Burt Reynolds: 'A legend and a friend'
A number of Hollywood stars including Dolly Parton, Mark Wahlberg and Sylvester Stallone have paid their respects on social media to Burt Reynolds following the film icon's death.
Reynolds died Thursday at the age of 82 at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida, his manager Erik Kritzer confirmed.
One of the biggest movie stars of the 1970s and '80s, Reynolds had been dealing with multiple health issues in recent years, including spending time in intensive care in 2013 for flu symptoms.
The film legend was best known for his roles in hit films, Smokey and the Bandit and Deliverance, among others.
"Oh how sad I am today along with Burt's millions of fans around the world as we mourn one of our favorite leading men," Parton said on Instagram alongside a photo of herself with Reynolds from the film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. "I know we will always remember his funny laugh, that mischievous sparkle in his eyes, and his quirky sense of humor. You will always be my favorite sheriff, rest in peace my little buddy and I will always love you," she continued.
"Rest in peace to a legend and a friend. #BurtReynolds," Wahlberg said on Twitter next to a photo of himself and Reynolds from the film Boogie Nights which earned the late actor an Academy Awards nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
"A sad day, my friend BURT REYNOLDS Has passed away. I remember him back in 1979, he always reminded me that I should've cast him as Colonel Trautman in First Blood , I said that's impossible, because you're too expensive and too famous, and probably tougher than Rambo ! He laughed," Stallone said about Reynolds on Instagram next to a photo taken of their time together on the film Driven. "He had a great sense of humor and I enjoyed his company so much... RIP Buddy," Stallone continued.
Other celebrities who paid homage to Reynolds include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Reba McEntire, Ariel Winter and Sally Field.
"Burt Reynolds was one of my heroes. He was a trailblazer. He showed the way to transition from being an athlete to being the highest paid actor, and he always inspired me. He also had a great sense of humor - check out his Tonight Show clips. My thoughts are with his family," Schwarzenegger said on Twitter.
"I will never forget our dinners,laughs & gems you dropped. Meeting you was one of the greater joys of my adult life & artistic career. You were the 'Man' then, now & forever in my book. 10-4 Bandit ,you've got nothing but open road now - love, WS. the Student," Snipes said on Twitter, alongside a photo of Reynolds.
"My good friend has started a new journey. Rest in my peace my friend. I'll never forget the wonderful times we spent together," McEntire said on Twitter alongside a photo of herself standing with Reynolds in the film The Man From Left Field.
"The world lost a legend today. Not only on screen, but also in life. Burt Reynolds was an incredible man to everyone he encountered, and I am deeply grateful that I got to spend time with him in the way that I did," Winter said on Instagram next to a collection of photos of herself and Reynolds from the film The Last Movie Star.
"They don't make them like him anymore- he truly was the last movie star. Burt was a kind, loving soul that could brighten your day with just a smile, and always cared to make sure he asked how your day was going or just cheer you up with a charming compliment. While today is a sad day, Burt lived an incredibly full life and while he's no longer here physically, he is always in our hearts and minds. Will love and miss you always Burt," Winter continued.
The Last Movie Star, one of Reynolds' last films he starred in, featured Reynolds as an aging movie star as he reflected on his career.
Field, meanwhile, who was in a relationship with Reynolds for five years, released a statement honoring him to E! News. "There are times in your life that are so indelible, they never fade away. They stay alive, even forty years later," she said. "My years with Burt never leave my mind. He will be in my history and my heart, for as long as I live. Rest, Buddy."
Reynolds had previously said in 2015 that Field was the love of his life. "I miss her terribly," he said. "Even now, it's hard on me. I don't know why I was so stupid. Men are like that, you know. You find the perfect person, and then you do everything you can to screw it up."
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--Steph Curry, on the need for gender equality and closing the pay gap, in a heartfelt essay inspired by his daughters for The Players' Tribune
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Popular movie Oscar category scrapped weeks after it's announced
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday it no longer plans to include a Most Popular Film Oscar category in its upcoming 91st Academy Awards competition.
The academy announced the new category last month, saying it would pave the way for a blockbuster to be recognized at its high-profile ceremony. The category would have been a separate prize from the Best Picture Oscar, which typically is bestowed upon arthouse fare.
"There has been a wide range of reactions to the introduction of a new award, and we recognize the need for further discussion with our members," Academy Chief Executive Officer Dawn Hudson said in a statement. "We have made changes to the Oscars over the years -- including this year -- and we will continue to evolve while also respecting the incredible legacy of the last 90 years."
The 2019 Oscar nominations for excellence in film are expected to be announced Jan. 22. The winners will be revealed Feb. 24 in a Hollywood gala to be televised live on ABC.
The 2018 Best Picture Oscar went to The Shape of Water, while Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand from Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri; Allison Janney from I, Tonya; and Gary Oldman from Darkest Hour took home the Oscars for acting.
Cicily Tyson, Kathleen Kennedy to be honored at the Governors Awards
Publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin and actress Cicely Tyson are to receive honorary Oscars at 10th annual Governors Awards ceremony on Nov. 18.
"Choosing the honorees for its awards each year is the happiest of all the Board of Governors' work. And this year, its selection of five iconic artists was made with universal acclaim by the Academy's 54 spirited governors," the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President John Bailey said in a statement.
Tyson's fellow artists were quick to congratulate her on Twitter.
"So happy to see @IAmCicelyTyson included on this list of honorees! Bravo @TheAcademy," filmmaker Debbie Allen tweeted.
"Aaaahhh!!!! THIS gives me LIFE!!! Beyond deserved!!! Love, love you beauty @IAmCicelyTyson," actress-producer Viola Davis wrote in her own post.
Husband and wife producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall -- whose credits include E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the Indiana Jones and Star Wars franchises, and Schindler's List -- will be honored with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award at the Governors Awards gala, which is to take place at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.
"Kathy and I are deeply honored to be recognized by the Academy with the Irving Thalberg Award and congratulate Marvin Levy, Lalo Schifrin and Cicely Tyson on their well deserved honorary Oscars. Thanks for all the good wishes, it will be a grand celebration! @TheAcademy @amblin," Frank Marshall tweeted.
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Which celebrities have been announced as Emmy presenters?
Alec Baldwin, Rachel Brosnahan, Millie Bobby Brown and Kit Harington are to be presenters at the Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sept. 17.
Other celebrities confirmed to take part in the gala -- which will air live on NBC -- are Michael Douglas, Tina Fey, Taraji P. Henson, Tracy Morgan, Kate McKinnon, Bob Odenkirk, Sandra Oh and Constance Wu.
The show honoring excellence in television will be hosted by Saturday Night Live stars Michael Che and Colin Jost.
Harington's Game of Thrones leads the field with 22 nominations. Saturday Night Live and Westworld are up for 21 prizes apiece, and The Handmaid's Tale is nominated for 20.