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Marie Kondo doesn't really want you to throw away your books
Bibliophiles can turn the page on being mad at Marie Kondo now.

Gladys Knight gets slammed for Super Bowl gig
Gladys Knight's decision to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl has stirred controversy.

'Black Monday' yields poor return on investment
"Black Monday" squanders an impressive portfolio of assets, starting with its cast of Don Cheadle, Regina Hall and Andrew Rannells. A peculiar series that uses the historic stock-market crash of Oct. 19, 1987 as its backdrop -- and mystery -- the Showtime comedy doesn't entirely go bust, but as a viewing proposition, offers a poor return on investment.

R. Kelly's former manager, James Mason, surrenders to sheriff
James Mason, the former manager for singer R. Kelly, surrendered to authorities in Georgia on Friday, law enforcement officials tell CNN.

'Brexit' wins 'watch' vote with Benedict Cumberbatch
Like the breakup itself, "Brexit" starts out a little messy, and before it's over, leaves behind an unsettling, queasy feeling regarding the political referendum that roiled Europe, without sparing America from its nefarious implications and striking parallels.

Molly Ringwald crowns a new teen queen
Molly Ringwald's name is synonymous with the '80s and teenage angst.

Ariana Grande drops '7 rings'
Ariana Grande makes one thing clear in her latest single: She doesn't need a man.

'Glass' half full: 'Unbreakable' sequel yields split decision
"Split" was a surprise hit for director M. Night Shyamalan, but its most satisfying gambit came in unexpectedly setting up a sequel to his 2000 thriller "Unbreakable." The result, "Glass," isn't a breakthrough, but proves just clever enough to come out on the right side of a split decision.

Cardi B is worried about the government shutdown
Cardi B is upset and worried. And she wants the world to know.

'Fyre' torches 'influencer' culture behind failed festival
"Fyre" -- Netflix's version of a pair of dueling documentaries -- is positively bonkers, a feature-length look at the planned Fyre music festival that went spectacularly awry. But beyond the first-person accounts, it's a larger examination of the ability to sell consumers an image, and an "influencer" culture built around turning eager social-media users into marketing ambassadors.

Camila Cabello among Grammy performers
The Grammy Awards are going to be filled with showstopping performances.

Sorry, Trump. Netflix is creating its own 'Space Force'
Out-of-this-world news for fans of "The Office," outer space and subtle jabs at President Donald Trump: Steve Carell is set to star in a TV series called "Space Force" for Netflix.

'Surviving R. Kelly' is resonating more because of #MeToo
There was a moment at a press conference this week when Faith Rodgers was asked what she'd want to say to R. Kelly if he was watching.

Miley Cyrus uses viral egg to shut down pregnancy speculation
Miley Cyrus wants you to focus on an egg, but not hers.

Paris Jackson speaks out after treatment facility reports
Paris Jackson has responded to reports she's entered a treatment facility as she deals with her emotional health.

Rihanna files suit against her dad
Rihanna claims her father and his business partner fraudulently used her name to make money and she's suing them over it.

Justin Bieber's mom thinks daughter-in-law Hailey Baldwin is 'a gift'
There are apparently no mother-in-law horror stories in the Bieber household.

Jason Reitman to direct new 'Ghostbusters'
The Reitmans are keeping the franchise in the family.

Alicia Keys to host the Grammys
Alicia Keys will host the upcoming Grammy Awards

'West Side Story' remake finds its Maria
Take heart high school musical theater geeks as dreams do come true.

'Family Guy' phasing out gay jokes
It was a joke on the show, but now "Family Guy" producers say they aren't joking.

Michelle Yeoh beams up for possible 'Star Trek' spinoff
"Star Trek" continues to beam up new commitments from CBS All Access, with the network's streaming service confirming it's developing a spinoff series that would star Michelle Yeoh as a character introduced in "Star Trek: Discovery."

Gretchen Carlson turns spotlight on harassment victims outside of Hollywood
Gretchen Carlson is choosing to be positive.

'True Detective' gets its mojo back with Mahershala Ali
If you subscribe to the opinion that the original "True Detective" was terrific and the second edition, well, wasn't, the third marks a bracing case of going back to the future. That's because this latest season largely mirrors the first, unspooling a mystery across three distinct time frames while receiving an enormous star-power boost courtesy of Mahershala Ali.

'The Punisher' continues 30-year trail of screen carnage
"The Punisher" returns on Netflix this week, marking a full 30 years of on-screen carnage for the Marvel Comics vigilante -- leaving a trail littered with bodies, and questions about why filmmakers keep returning to an antihero whose brand of justice is so clearly rooted in the past.

Vampires, aliens, assassins, oh my
Science-fiction-type shows come in threes this week, with Fox's modestly intriguing "The Passage," CW's "Roswell, New Mexico" and Syfy's "Deadly Class," which is another case of what might be called "The Remedial Hogwarts School of Television."

See what's streaming in January
New year, new streaming.

Why the National Enquirer says it decided to investigate Jeff Bezos
A few hours after Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie announced their divorce, the National Enquirer had an announcement of its own.

Why it's difficult for Netflix and 'Friends' to go on a break
"Friends" will be there for you on Netflix through 2019, but the minor internet meltdown over a rumor that the show was leaving goes to the heart of the biggest question about Netflix's short-term future: What happens if and when its competitors pull their most popular content from Netflix to make it exclusive to their own streaming services?

John Lasseter joins Skydance Media after leaving Disney following misconduct allegations
John Lasseter, the former Disney Animation chief who left the company after he was accused of sexual misconduct, has found a new job.

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.

Who Do You Think You Are? Recap: Joshua Duhamel
In Who Do You Think You Are?, Josh Duhamel discovered that his 12x great-grandfather, Thomas Norton, held prominent status in 16thcentury England, and was an influential figure in the war between Protestantism and Catholicism at the time. In this episode, Josh found answers to questions that many Americans ask about their own family tree: do Read More The post Who Do You Think You Are? Recap: Joshua Duhamel appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

12 Days of Connections
This holiday season, we are honored to share the reunions of 12 Ancestry customers who found long lost family members. We are inspired by the connections, love, and hope from these stories, and we hope you will be too! Check back as we add each story throughout the month. Thanks to AncestryDNA, my FULL Read More The post 12 Days of Connections appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

Who Do You Think You Are? Recap: Mandy Moore
A journey on the open seas can be grueling, isolating,and dangerous. Mandy Moore made the surprising discovery that her 3rd-great-grandmother, Ellen Flynn, boarded the ship Lady Peelin 1849 and traveled from Ireland to Australia. Astonishingly, she thenbraved the seas again to go from Australia to England, traveling over 14,000 miles in her lifetime. In a Read More The post Who Do You Think You Are? Recap: Mandy Moore appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

The Great Thanksgiving Listen with StoryCorps
At Ancestry, we care deeply about keeping and preserving memories from our ancestors and loved ones. This year, we are honored to partner with StoryCorps, a wonderful non-profit organization that records and shares the stories of Americans from all different backgrounds. The stories are archived and select recordings are shared with the public through StoryCorps Read More The post The Great Thanksgiving Listen with StoryCorps appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

Gross, Nebraska, Population 2: The Home You Didn’t Know You Had
It’s that time of year, once again, when thoughts of family and friends, and going home are more prevalent than ever. Having a home for the holidays provides great comfort, a sense of roots and belonging, no matter what home looks like – a leafy rural hideaway, a bustling city with gleaming skyscrapers – or Read More The post Gross, Nebraska, Population 2: The Home You Didn’t Know You Had appeared first on Ancestry Blog.