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Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Network debuts January 2022

Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Network debuts January 2022

LOS ANGELES — “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia enterprise is finally coming full bloom, with an app launch in July and the debut of the Magnolia Network in January 2022.
Netflix plans to open an office in Canada and grow its relationship with its creators

Netflix plans to open an office in Canada and grow its relationship with its creators

TORONTO — Netflix plans to open an office in Canada in what the streaming giant calls "a big first step" toward content creation in this country.
UK judge says newspaper invaded Meghan's privacy with letter

UK judge says newspaper invaded Meghan's privacy with letter

LONDON — A newspaper invaded the Duchess of Sussex’s privacy by publishing a personal letter to her estranged father, a British judge ruled Thursday, in a major victory for the royal in her campaign against what she sees as media intrusion.
Taylor Swift has finished redoing sophomore album 'Fearless'

Taylor Swift has finished redoing sophomore album 'Fearless'

NEW YORK — Last year, Taylor Swift gave us a lot of new music. This year it will be old — the pop star has announced she’s dropping the first of her re-recorded albums.
Morgan Wallen tells fans not to defend his racist language

Morgan Wallen tells fans not to defend his racist language

NASHVILLE — Country star Morgan Wallen asked fans not to downplay the racist language he was caught saying on camera and said that he accepted the punishments he faced.
Mars mission inspires growing fan base back in China

Mars mission inspires growing fan base back in China

BEIJING — Cui Tingting dyed her hair Mars red for the arrival of China’s spacecraft at the planet known in Chinese as the Fire Star.
Hustler founder and First Amendment battler Larry Flynt dies

Hustler founder and First Amendment battler Larry Flynt dies

LOS ANGELES — Larry Flynt, who turned his raunchy Hustler magazine into an empire while fighting numerous First Amendment court battles and flaying politicians with stunts such as a Donald Trump assassination Christmas card, has died. He was 78.
Berlin festival announces this year's competition film slate

Berlin festival announces this year's competition film slate

BERLIN — The Berlin International Film Festival on Thursday announced 15 films that are part of this year's competition and will compete for the top Golden and Silver Bear awards.
'Unsung musical hero': New anthology highlights Indigenous musician Willie Dunn

'Unsung musical hero': New anthology highlights Indigenous musician Willie Dunn

TORONTO — A new anthology of music from late Indigenous singer-songwriter Willie Dunn is hoping to set the record straight on "one of Canada's unsung musical heroes.
A subdued year for Germany's Carnival, thanks to the virus

A subdued year for Germany's Carnival, thanks to the virus

BERLIN — Germany’s renowned Carnival celebrations got underway Thursday but without any of their usual raucous revelry.