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Jordan Peele and the art of being unapologetically black
Call it revenge of the "blerds."

Roseanne, who? 'The Conners' renewed for Season 2
"The Conners" are sticking around.

Amy Poehler is ready for a 'Parks and Recreation' reboot
Amy Poehler is down for a "Parks and Recreation" reboot.

The Obamas congratulate A-Rod and J-Lo
Talk about the ultimate engagement gift.

Emilia Clarke reveals she underwent two life-saving brain surgeries
Emilia Clarke revealed on Thursday that she has undergone two brain surgeries in the last eight years.

R. Kelly returns to court Friday in sex abuse case
R. Kelly is back in a Chicago court Friday morning in connection with sex abuse charges, during a week in which the singer is seeking permission to travel abroad for work.

'Us' delivers thrills, but it's no 'Get Out'
"Us" is a solid, almost old-fashioned thriller. What it isn't, notably, is a movie that matches the sky-high expectations raised by writer-director Jordan Peele's first film, "Get Out," wildly enthusiastic festival buzz and its slick marketing campaign.

'The Act' spins deadly mother-daughter story into Hulu series
"The Act" offers the second dramatization of the ill-fated relationship between Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard in two months, and it's easily the better of the two. Yet while this Hulu limited series captures the unsettling con game played by the mother, be forewarned that replicating these events can be as off-putting as the actual characters.

'Action' and 'Screwball' pitch darker side of sports madness
The NCAA basketball tournament leading into the new baseball season is arguably among the best few weeks on the sports calendar. But the kickoff to March Madness and opening day also coincide with three documentaries highlighting different aspects of sports' darker side, especially in its impact beyond the court and field.

Lee Daniels opens up on 'Empire' team's 'pain' and 'sadness'
Lee Daniels is speaking out about what life has been like on "Empire" during the Jussie Smollett controversy.

Kit Harington sought therapy after Jon Snow's death
The death of Jon Snow on "Game of Thrones" was tough on some viewers, but sounds to have been even rougher on the man who played him.

Amy Schumer on why she revealed her husband's autism diagnosis
Amy Schumer is hopeful that at some point being diagnosed with autism will be no big deal.

Neil deGrasse Tyson returning to TV after misconduct investigation
Astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson is returning to television following accusations of inappropriate behavior, which he denied.

A new 'Bill & Ted' movie is actually happening
Most excellent news for supporters of the "everything old is new again" trend in Hollywood: Bill and Ted are making a new movie.

'Stranger Things' drops Season 3 trailer
The first full trailer for Season 3 of "Stranger Things" is finally here -- and it will have you wishing it was already July.

Jessica Simpson welcomes new daughter
Jessica Simpson is a mom again.

Remember when 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' made us listen to each other
"The Oprah Winfrey Show" used to air at 4 p.m. every day on my local station in South Texas.

K-pop star Jung Joon-young arrested in sex video scandal
K-pop star Jung Joon-young was arrested Thursday over allegations that he shared sexually explicit videos of women filmed without their knowledge or consent, South Korean police said.

Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus and Halsey are among Woodstock 50 headliners
It will be a mix of old and new for the Woodstock 50 Music and Arts Fair.

Cory Booker says he is 'blessed' to be with Rosario Dawson
Sen. Cory Booker gushed about his newly public relationship with actress Rosario Dawson during an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

'Toy Story 4' will embark on adventure to save a new character
Your favorite gang of toys is back, and the latest adventure looks like the most action-packed yet.

'The Inventor' charts rise and epic fall of Theranos
Anyone who thinks Theranos is the villain in the next Avengers movie really needs to watch "The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley," in which Alex Gibney does for Elizabeth Holmes and her biotech firm what he did for Enron -- namely, expose and eviscerate them.

Tyler Perry helps grieving family
Last week, a Georgia family thought they might lose their home after their mom was shot to death outside a bank. Now, thanks to celebrity Tyler Perry, they will keep their home and more.

Gwyneth Paltrow wanted to reinvent divorce with her 'conscious uncoupling'
Gwyneth Paltrow didn't expect the backlash over the "conscious uncoupling" of her marriage with Chris Martin.

Ricky Gervais mixes comedy and grief in bittersweet 'After Life'
Comedy and crippling grief might seem like strange bedfellows, but Ricky Gervais mostly makes the odd juxtaposition work in "After Life," a melancholy series that continues the writer-director-star's relationship with Netflix.

'The Case Against Adnan Syed' extends 'Serial' mystery
The hunt for another true-crime sensation has been pretty unrelenting since "Making a Murderer," but HBO cheats a bit with "The Case Against Adnan Syed," essentially a sequel to "Serial," the hugely popular 2014 audio documentary.

'Five Feet Apart' injects new wrinkle into ill-teen romance
The dying teen/young-adult romance is such a familiar Hollywood genre that websites can devote lists to it. So "Five Feet Apart" -- an earnest story about two teens afflicted with cystic fibrosis -- must be viewed within that context, which offers a solid showcase for its young leads, Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse, while laboring to flesh out a complete movie.

Disney says its Fox takeover will take effect on March 20
Disney's $71 billion deal to buy most of 21st Century Fox will take effect on Wednesday, March 20, the companies said Tuesday morning.

Netflix vs. Steven Spielberg is a battle over the future of the movie experience
Netflix wants to change how you watch movies. Steven Spielberg wants to preserve the theatrical experience. Those two points of view are clashing, with Netflix pushing back against a plan that Spielberg reportedly has to create rules that could block the streaming giant from future Oscars contention.

Why there might not be another TV blockbuster like 'Game of Thrones'
The final season of "Game of Thrones" isn't airing until 2019, but the race is already underway to find the next king of television.

DNA in Irish Research: The Missing Piece
Looking for your Irish ancestors can be like trying to put together a puzzle with only half the pieces. Many Irish records have been lost or destroyed, and oftentimes Irish ancestors who came to America left too few clues about where they came from. Fortunately, DNA can now provide much-needed puzzle pieces that can help Read More The post DNA in Irish Research: The Missing Piece appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is a day to honor and celebrate the strength that all women share. In honor of this special day, we are highlighting five customers’ ancestors this week who embody grace, determination, and perseverance against all odds. Check back each day to read another incredible story. My grandmother, Ruth Helen Jines Varner, was Read More The post International Womens Day appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

Ancestry® Announces Coveted Content Releases and New, Game-Changing Family History Research Tools at RootsTech 2019
For the 9th consecutive year, we are thrilled to be participating in RootsTech 2019 in Salt Lake City.  It’s such a special event that unites tens of thousands of people who are curious, excited and passionate about family history. For more than 30 years, we too have shared your passion and are proud to introduce Read More The post Ancestry® Announces Coveted Content Releases and New, Game-Changing Family History Research Tools at RootsTech 2019 appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

When Your Family History Meets Technology
Throughout history, populations have been on the move. The Pilgrims moved to America to escape religious intolerance. And throughout time, humans have relocated to find refuge and/or opportunity. But did you know that those journeys can be reflected in your DNA? Ancestry scientists can now detect groups of people based on DNA connections (matches) that Read More The post When Your Family History Meets Technology appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

Ancestry® Announces 94 New and Updated Communities For People of African American and Afro-Caribbean Descent, Delivering More Historical Context Than Ever Before
With family history research there is always more to discover, and at Ancestry® we are relentless in our commitment to bring new products, insights and updates to you, our members, to empower your journey. Aiding in the uniquely challenging journey of discovery for people of African heritage, today we released 94 new and updated AncestryDNA® Read More The post Ancestry® Announces 94 New and Updated Communities For People of African American and Afro-Caribbean Descent, Delivering More Historical Context Than Ever Before appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

Letter from Our CEO: Celebrating 2018 and a Fresh Look at What’s Ahead
Dear Ancestry Community, As 2018 comes to a close, I want to personally thank you for being a member of the Ancestry community. We appreciate that you’ve chosen us to provide you with the tools to enable your journeys of personal discovery. All of us at Ancestry are committed to making family history discovery simpler, Read More The post Letter from Our CEO: Celebrating 2018 and a Fresh Look at Whats Ahead appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

Canada Contest Terms & Conditions
Ancestry New Years AncestryDNA Facebook and Instagram Competition Terms and Conditions The Promoter of the competition is Ancestry Ireland Unlimited Company, 70 Sir John Rogerson Quay, Dublin 2. The competition is open to Canadian residents aged 18 or over with a valid Facebook or Instagram account, except employees of the Promoter or its group companies, Read More The post Canada Contest Terms  Conditions appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

Holiday Traditions from Around the World
Whether you are opening a gift or meeting someone new at a party, the holiday season can be a time of revelation and surprise. But, as much as the season is about discoveries, it is also a time of reflection and  offers a great opportunity to connect with our family’s past and to enjoy traditions Read More The post Holiday Traditions from Around the World appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

Who Do You Think You Are? Recap: Regina King
When Regina King started down the path to discover her ancestors, she knew their history may include some hardships. She was ready to face those hardships, because she believes “uncomfortable conversations are where solutions live.” During Regina’s journey to learn about her 2x great-grandfather, Moses Crosby, she learned first-hand about facing difficult facts about the Read More The post Who Do You Think You Are? Recap: Regina King appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

Who Do You Think You Are? Recap: Matthew Morrison
In Who Do You Think You Are?, Matthew Morrison uncovered fascinating ancestors, each with their own tales of hardship and triumph. For some time, however, roadblocks stood in the way of discovering his ancestor’s stories. Only a tight combination of historical records and DNA could unlock the secrets in Matthew’s tree. The marriage of records Read More The post Who Do You Think You Are? Recap: Matthew Morrison appeared first on Ancestry Blog.