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Students celebrate surprise Taylor Swift question on AP exam

Texas high school student Alyssa Brown was not expecting to see a question about Taylor Swift on her Advanced Placement US government and politics exam. “I opened the free response questions, and the first question was about Taylor Swift, and I was just laughing,” the 18-year-old told CNN. “I thought it was pretty cool.” Brown,…MORE

Woman learned birth mother was star on ‘That’s My Mama’

Woman learned birth mother was star on ‘That’s My Mama’

Lisa Wright always knew she was adopted, but had no idea her biological mother was a star on one of her favorite television shows. Now Wright is sharing the story of having been reunited with actress Lynne Moody after 50 years in what reads like the perfect Hollywood ending, according to NBC’s “Today.” “I grew…MORE

1980s siren Tawny Kitaen of music videos and ‘Bachelor Party’ dies at 59

1980s siren Tawny Kitaen of music videos and ‘Bachelor Party’ dies at 59

Actress Tawny Kitaen, who appeared in “Bachelor Party” and provocative 1980s rock videos, has died in California. She was 59. Kitaen — whose real first name was Julie — died Friday at home in Newport Beach, according to a release from the Orange County Coroner’s Office. The cause of death is not yet known. In…MORE

Why Ellen DeGeneres is living at Courteney Cox’s house

Why Ellen DeGeneres is living at Courteney Cox’s house

Don’t worry, Ellen DeGeneres is still very much married. The talk show host is explaining why she’s currently living in friend Courteney Cox’s house. “I should explain. I’m not having marital troubles,” DeGeneres, who is married to actress Portia de Rossi, said as she introduced Cox as a guest on her show. “I’m not living…MORE

‘Here Today’ pairs Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish in a gone-tomorrow comedy

‘Here Today’ pairs Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish in a gone-tomorrow comedy

In the spirit of Billy Crystal’s last directing effort for the baseball movie “61*,” “Here Today” serves up slow pitches for Crystal and Tiffany Haddish to knock out of the park, delivering another comedic odd couple with carefully massaged heart. As thin star showcases go, it’s an occasionally effective bit of comfort food, arriving as…MORE

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