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Convince me celebrity holograms aren't the worst idea
Count me among those who have no desire to see Whitney Houston resurrected on stage -- or Amy Winehouse, Roy Orbison or any of the other dead celebrities modern technology now enables the world to enjoy well after they have left us.

'Aladdin' should rub audiences the right way
Chalk it up to modest expectations -- starting with early previews that rubbed people the wrong way -- but "Aladdin" is a great deal of fun, with charming leads and elaborately mounted songs. It's hardly a whole new world, but in this suddenly well-populated land of live-action reboots, makes the most out of its familiar one.

'NCIS' season finale featured a huge surprise guest star
This article contains spoilers about the season finale of "NCIS."

Kristen Wiig's comedy pulls out of Georgia after anti-abortion bill signing
The creative team behind "Bridesmaids" has joined a growing movement to boycott Georgia in the wake of the signing of an anti-abortion bill.

Even Aaron Rodgers didn't like 'Game of Thrones' finale
Being an extra in "Game of Thrones" didn't soften Aaron Rodgers' thoughts on the series' finale.

Cardi B postpones several concerts to recover from plastic surgery
Cardi B has postponed three upcoming concerts in order to recuperate from recent plastic surgery procedures, her publicist Patientce Foster told CNN.

'The Voice' crowns its latest winner
The winner of Season 16 of "The Voice" was announced Tuesday, and it was a big night for a new kid on the block.

Keanu Reeves voices new character in 'Toy Story 4' trailer
We're just one month away from "Toy Story 4" and Pixar has dropped a new trailer with yet another new character.

Brooklyn street will be renamed for the Notorious B.I.G.
Baby, baby!

TV show producers cancel plans to scout for filming locations in Georgia because of abortion law
Executive producers for a new television show have decided not to scout for filming locations in Georgia because of the signing of the controversial "heartbeat bill."

Arya Stark 'Game of Thrones' sequel ruled out
If the series finale of "Game of Thrones" left you unsatisfied, don't hold your breath for a sequel to make it all better.

Three wills purportedly written by Aretha Franklin found in late singer's home
The family of Aretha Franklin is headed to court over three wills purportedly handwritten by the late singer.

'Pulp Fiction' turns 25
Quoting Ezekiel 25:17 from "Pulp Fiction" will likely get you laughed out of Sunday school class.

Watch a sneak-peek of 'Stranger Things' Season 3
If you're craving the new season of "Stranger Things," this should help ease the wait.

Ellen DeGeneres renews her talk show for 3 more years
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" isn't going away -- at least through 2022.

'Downton Abbey' movie trailer gets royal treatment
It will soon be time to revisit the halls of "Downton Abbey."

Amy Schumer returns to the stage 14 days after giving birth
She's back. Amy Schumer made an impressive (and surprise) return to comedy Monday night, performing for a packed crowd at The Comedy Cellar in New York City. Her performance comes just two weeks after she welcomed her first child, baby boy Gene Attell Fischer, with husband Chris Fischer, on May 5.

Sophie Turner thinks 'Game of Thrones' petition is 'disrespectful'
The Queen in the North needs some of you all to chill.

Whitney Houston will have new music and a hologram tour
Seven years after she died, Whitney Houston is set to go on tour.

George RR Martin (sort of) reveals whether the end of his 'Game of Thrones' book will match the show
George RR Martin has spoken. And like everyone else who loves "Game of Thrones," the author of the "A Song of Ice and Fire" books is in his feelings about the show ending. But he also has lots of news to share!

Ciara is headed to Harvard
She one, two stepped. She leveled up. Now, Ciara is heading to Harvard.

Luke Perry featured in new 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' trailer
A new trailer for the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" features the late actor Luke Perry in his final film role.

Celine Dion and James Corden recreate 'Titanic' scene
Celine Dion was made for "Carpool Karaoke."

Alejandro Aranda losing 'American Idol' is great for reality TV
Full disclosure: I checked out of "American Idol" a long time ago and had zero interest when ABC rebooted the show last season.

Yara Shahidi shines in 'The Sun is Also a Star'
Teen romances are sometimes only as good as their leads, and "The Sun is Also a Star" has a fine pair in "Black-ish's" Yara Shahidi and "Riverdale's" Charles Melton. The movie, however -- which deals with true love and the universe putting people together -- could have given fate an assist by crafting a more substantial vehicle for them.

'John Wick 3' goes to war
The John Wick movies are essentially aimed at people who find the "Taken" franchise too intellectually demanding, dispensing with the pretense of a plot in order to get right into the action. "John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum" certainly follows that script -- or rather, lack of one -- delivering adrenaline-fueled thrills, before fatigue creeps into the unrelenting mayhem about halfway through.

George Clooney's 'Catch-22' is star-powered satire
Joseph Heller's anti-war novel "Catch-22" is set during World War II, but was published just as the US began getting into Vietnam, and the 1970 movie came out in the midst of that conflict. George Clooney brings his considerable star power to bear in bringing the satire to Hulu, but the six-part series feels like less than the sum of its parts.

Chuck Lorre says it's 'foolish' to think there won't be another 'Big Bang'
After 12 seasons and nearly 280 episodes, "The Big Bang Theory" is about to bid viewers a big farewell. And as is customary with any major hit, that raises questions about when -- or whether -- another network sitcom will blow up this way again.

'Ask Dr. Ruth' and 'Hesburgh' offer intimate looks at giant figures
A sex expert and a Catholic priest might sound like the set-up to a bad joke, but they happen to be the subjects of two worthwhile if mildly flawed documentaries, highlighting the over-sized roles that Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Father Theodore Hesburgh came to occupy in the culture.

Muhammad Ali doc 'What's My Name' is good but not great
Muhammad Ali was as gifted in communicating with his mouth as his fists, making him a prime candidate for an expansive documentary like "What's My Name / Muhammad Ali," HBO's two-part exploration of his life and career. It's highly watchable, even if director Antoine Fuqua's strict reliance on archival material to tell the story somewhat blunts its punch.

Understanding Your New Ethnicity Estimate
We’re always looking for new ways to help support our customers on their journeys of personal discovery. Often that means updating our products and services to take advantage of the most advanced science and technology. Last fall, we introduced the capability to provide more precise ethnicity estimates to our customers using an algorithm that analyzes Read More The post Understanding Your New Ethnicity Estimate appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

How Many DNA Tests Does One Family Need?
The short answer is, How many people are in your family? If you’ve already taken the AncestryDNA® test, you may think you’re done.  You could test other family members, but since you’re related, they will have the same results as you, right? Not exactly. Both you and your biological family inherited your DNA from your Read More The post How Many DNA Tests Does One Family Need? appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

You Asked, We Answered: New Updates to Our Latest Innovations
Last month at RootsTech our CEO Margo Georgiadis revealed three game changing innovations to give you a clearer and richer view of your history—helping you make more personal discoveries, faster. ThruLines™ illustrates how you may be connected to your DNA matches through a common ancestor — and gives you a clear view of how you’re Read More The post You Asked, We Answered: New Updates to Our Latest Innovations appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

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.