<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - TV, movies, music and celebrity news]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcsandiego.com/entertainment/entertainment-news http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.comen-usWed, 25 May 2016 15:56:04 -0700Wed, 25 May 2016 15:56:04 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Jack Black Ready for Another Red Nose Day]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 13:26:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/jackblack--rednoseday.png

Jack Black is probably best known for comedies like "School of Rock" and his voice work in the "Kung Fu Panda" films. So some fans may have been startled a year ago to see how he was affected by his encounter in Uganda with a homeless boy named Felix.

"People were very moved and also a little shocked to see me in that kind of context, because usually I'm just clowning around and making people laugh," Black told NBC's Joe Fryer in a segment that aired Wednesday on "Today."

Black's trip to Uganda was part of the first U.S. edition of Red Nose Day. He is returning this year — with a lighter segment — for “The Red Nose Day Special,” airing Thursday, May 26 (9-11 p.m. ET) on NBC.  

Craig Ferguson will host the live, two-hour extravaganza, which will feature Black, Ellen DeGeneres, Paul Rudd, Key and Peele and many more celebrities.

Red Nose Day, a global movement to fight kids' poverty, has raised over $1 billion globally in the last 25 years.   



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<![CDATA['The Carmichael Show' Plays the Trump Card]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 12:46:33 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NUP_172329_0581.JPG

"The Carmichael Show," the standout new sitcom with the old-school "All in the Family" vibe, thrives on exposing and probing splits at a time when partisanship is the new national pastime. But comedian Jerrod Carmichael, in keeping with his 1970s predecessor, Norman Lear, knows that — like charity — dissension begins at home.

"The Carmichael Show," which sees the U.S. through the prism of a far-from-monolithic black, blue-collar family from North Carolina, ends its 2016 run Sunday by tackling a red-hot (and orange-haired) topic: Donald Trump.

It's a logical choice for a show that's largely succeeded, even on a sitcom schedule, in transporting headlines to the living room – everything from racial profiling to gun control to prison reform. But "Carmichael" is far from a kitchen sink drama, thanks to the smart humor and occasional warmth that flow via one of the most relatable American working-class sitcom families since the Conners of "Roseanne." 

On the surface, the characters seem like familiar types, who pair off into couples: Joe, the blunt-talking truck driver, and his shrill and devout wife, Cynthia. Their dopey, but well-meaning son, Bobby, and his earthy estranged wife, Nekeisha. Jerrod’s well-to-do biracial girlfriend, Maxine, who’s getting a new kind of education from the Carmichaels, and Jerrod himself, part smart aleck, part family provocateur.

The main players find their beliefs constantly challenged: Liberal Maxine welcomes Jerrod’s childhood buddy from prison – until discovering good reason to be wary of him. Pious Maxine rails against the evils of pornography – until an old family secret is revealed. Joe declares his love for the Second Amendment – until he learns the hard way about the dangers of having a gun in the house.

The NBC series’ strongest episode centered on Jerrod’s refusal to give up tickets to a Bill Cosby performance, sparking a family schism with his argument for separating the comedian’s act from numerous accusations of off-stage sexual assaults. In the end, Jerrod leaves partway through the show, unable to accept his own logic.

Sunday’s season finale uses the battling Carmichaels to explore the polarizing presumptive GOP presidential nominee. Like Trump, the Carmichaels are an unpredictable bunch.

In its short run, fans have come to count on “The Carmichael Show” for funny, savvy and unflinching takes on the issues of the day. The show might not change minds, but it offers insight into why some people think the way they do, filtered through perhaps the most complicated social unit of them all: the American family.

Jere Hester is Director of News Products and Projects at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He is also the author of "Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family." Follow him on Twitter. 



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<![CDATA[Ballerinas Dance to Hip Hop]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 10:21:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Chicago-Ballerinas.jpg

If you thought doing squats was a workout — try doing them en pointe.

Video of Chicago ballerinas dancing to Jason Derulo’s "If It Ain’t Love" is going viral and viewers can’t help but be mesmerized by the dancers’ strength, beauty and poise.

The footage was posted last week on Instagram by Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center instructor Homer Hans Bryant and features the "Hiplet Sur Les Pointes" class.

The video was captioned "Because we can."

While the Instagram post has received more than 1,000 likes on the social media site, Brazilian Facebook page So Bailarinos re-posted the video on its account, where it has since garnered more than 6.8 million views.

"All I see is strong women doing something a lot of folks can't do," one user commented on the video. "I was impressed and that's how champions are created and change happens somebody pushes the envelope. Even for warming up it shows great skill strength rhythm and timing."

"I do pointe and let me tell you it is not an easy thing to do," another wrote. "These girls have incredible balance and extreme strength in their ankles in order to be able to do this."

The dance center wrote on Facebook it was excited so many had watched the video.

"We love what we do and it’s really cool to be recognized," the post read.



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<![CDATA[Netflix to Stream Disney Movies Starting in September]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 09:06:58 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/455692374.jpg

Netflix has just scored a big deal. The world's leading streaming service and Internet television network will add to its offering the latest Disney movies starting this fall. 

"From September onwards, Netflix will become the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar," Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos wrote on a blog post

In the meantime, Sarandos shared, Netflix is gearing up for summer offering "Jurassic Park," "Jurassic Park: The Lost World," "Jurassic Park 3" and "Spotlight" in June.

Netflix has more than over 81 million members in over 190 countries.

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<![CDATA['Ellen': DeGeneres Helps Clinton Narrow VP List]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 09:58:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Rozman_160524_1123r.jpg

Hillary Clinton "offered" Ellen DeGeneres a position in her cabinet, should the Democratic front-runner win the White House in November.

In an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" airing Wednesday, Clinton turned the table on the show's host, revealing she was there to interview DeGeneres for a possible job in her administration. 

"I know that you have a lot to contribute and I would make you really be in charge of returning kindness to America," Clinton said. "Something that you care a lot about. Try to lift people’s spirits, give them something to be happy about because your show every day does that for millions of people."

DeGeneres would continue doing her daytime show, Clinton said, but the Los Angeles-taped show would have to be moved to Washington, D.C.

"Maybe you could do it from the White House," the former secretary of state proposed to sweeten the deal.

"That would be great to do the show from the White House; why don’t I do that?" DeGeneres exclaimed. She declined the position because Clinton said she would have to live in the vice president's house and not the presidential mansion.

"I have a nice house, I'm fine," the comedian quipped.

DeGeneres tried to help Clinton narrow her vice presidential pick in "Who'd You Rather?" a game where photos of two famous people were shown and Clinton had to choose which person she preferred to run with on a ticket.

"This is very helpful,” Clinton said.

In a contest between businessman Mark Cuban and Vice President Joe Biden, Clinton chose Biden. But he was eliminated in the next match-up when he appeared against "Scandal" star Tony Goldwyn. The actor stood strong as Clinton picked him over "Survivor" host Jeff Probst and even her Democratic presidential rival Bernie Sanders.

"Gotta go with Tony!" Clinton blurted out when a photo of the Vermont senator appeared.

Goldwyn was finally dethroned by George Clooney. Other potential VP picks included Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Obama and Beyoncé.

"I really believe in making lemonade out of lemons," Clinton said, a reference to the singer's new album.

Earlier in the interview, DeGeneres asked Clinton if Sanders should drop out of the race, noting "it just looks like 99 percent sure you will be the nominee."

"Look, I think he has to do what he chooses to do. I understand that, I ran all the way to the end against then Sen. Obama," Clinton said. "And when it was over, because we had a much closer race than the one currently is between Sen. Sanders and myself, I withdrew. I endorsed him and I worked really hard to elect him and I do believe that Bernie will do that.

"Saturday Night Live's" Kate McKinnon, who plays Clinton and DeGeneres on the sketch comedy show, was also on "Ellen" Wednesday with her "Ghostbusters" castmates. So, it was only fitting that she would do her most well-known impressions in front of her real-life inspirations.

"Thank you so much for spending your life fighting for the middle class, and for women, and for kids," McKinnon told Clinton in a dead-on DeGeneres impersonation. "I’ve also spent my life fighting for kids, but I am talking about baby goats."

McKinnon then switched to her Clinton voice, telling DeGeneres, "Every day we face hard choices like which statement blazer to wear. When I’m president, I’ll make sure that every American has a fair shot to live up to his or her God-given potential to watch you dance!"

Asked which of the two ladies McKinnon has the most fun parodying, the "SNL" star had a hard time deciding, eventually choosing the person running to be "the next president of the United States."

"I gotta go with her," McKinnon laughed while pointing to Clinton.



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<![CDATA[Grande Replaces Houston Hologram on 'The Voice']]> Wed, 25 May 2016 07:05:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-524219870.jpg

Christina Aguilera and Ariana Grande proved they are in fact "Dangerous Women."

Grande filled in for a hologram version of Whitney Houston in a duet with the "Dirtty" singer on the season finale of NBC's "The Voice" on Tuesday, and Aguilera fans were not disappointed by the last-minute replacement. [[380800641, C]]

Grande's unforgettable performance comes days after the planned hologram appearance of Houston was scrapped due to technical reasons. After a video of the duet leaked online ahead of its premiere, Houston's first using the technology, the late singer's family said last week the hologram fell short of perfection and shouldn't air.

Instead, the former "Victorious" star joined Aguilera, one of show's celebrity coaches, in singing the title track off of Grande's new album, "Dangerous Woman" on Tuesday.

Former child actress Alisan Porter, who played the title role in 1991's "Curly Sue," was crowned the 10th champion of "The Voice."

The Associated Press contributed to this story.



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<![CDATA['Tonight': Fallon Treats Shelton to Sushi]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 04:43:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/blake-shelton-jimmy-fallon-eat-sushi.jpg Jimmy Fallon and Blake Shelton go out to a sushi restaurant in New York.]]> <![CDATA['Late Night' With Seth Meyers: A Closer Look at Congress]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 05:24:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Congress-Closer-Look-Meyers.jpg Seth Meyers takes a look at the work ethic in Congress during a recent episode of "Late Night." ]]> <![CDATA['Tonight': Pros and Cons of Hosting BBQ]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 04:46:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/pro-cons-bbq-memorial-day-.jpg Jimmy Fallon shares tips on hosting a bbq on Memorial Day weekend]]> <![CDATA['Late Night': Darrell Hammond on Playing Clinton]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 04:49:02 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/hammond-meyers.jpg Darrell Hammond shares his experiences of playing Bill Clinton on 'Saturday Night Live.']]> <![CDATA[NBC's 'Red Nose' Special Lands Elton John, Julia Roberts]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 08:32:34 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/julia-NUP_173915_0005.jpg

Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton and Kobe Bryant are among more than 65 stars who have signed on for "The Red Nose Day Special."

The charity event, set to air Thursday, May 26 (9-11 p.m. ET) on NBC, raises money for children in need in the United States and around the world.

They join previously announced participants like Ellen DeGeneres, Jack Black and Paul Rudd. The special will be hosted by Craig Ferguson.

The special will feature Roberts’ recent trip to Phoenix to visit projects that take care of children who are facing serious health issues without the means to afford basic medical treatment, according to a news release from NBCUniversal.

It will also feature rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges visiting a food bank in Atlanta at a school where 50 percent of the students are living below the poverty line.

There will be plenty of music during the special, with John and Shelton set to perform special songs. Paul Shaffer will be on hand as musical director of the Red Nose Orchestra. 

“The Red Nose Day Special” also will bring the laughs, with Tracy Morgan, Jay Pharaoh and Sarah Silverman among the many comedians scheduled to appear.

Red Nose Day has raised more than $1 billion globally in the last 25 years. It launched in the U.S. in 2015 as a special day to come together, have fun and make a difference for kids who are most in need.

In its inaugural year in America, more than $23 million was raised for the Red Nose Day Fund, with the money now at work in all 50 states across America and 15 countries through programs to keep children and young people safe, healthy and educated.

People are encouraged to get involved, have fun and raise money by buying red noses sold exclusively at Walgreens, organizing fundraising events and watching and donating during the television special.

For more information, visit www.rednosedayusa.com and follow @RedNoseDayUS on Twitter and @RedNoseDayUSA on Facebook and Instagram using #RedNoseDay.



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<![CDATA[Royal Family Photos: Queen's Garden Party]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 12:03:45 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/royals-GettyImages-533951172.jpg A look throughout the years of Prince William, Prince George and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, alongside Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the royal family.

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<![CDATA['Avengers' Stars Visit Grossmont HS Student]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 08:55:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Ryan-Wilcox-Visit-IMG_2231.jpg

A San Diego teenager who is battling cancer welcomed Captain America, Iron Man and Pepper Potts into his home, just two weeks after his classmates stood behind him in support.

Ryan Wilcox, 18, is a Grossmont High School student who is also a die-hard "Captain America" and "Avengers" fan.

In a video played at the school May 6, Chris Evans offered Wilcox well wishes and told him to "stay strong."

The clip not only went viral but prompted "Avengers" co-star Gwyneth Paltrow to suggest a trip to San Diego.

The trip became a reality Monday when Paltrow, who plays Pepper Potts in the "Avengers" movies; Evans, who portrays Captain America; and Robert Downey Jr., also known as Iron Man, showed up on the Wilcox family's doorstep.

"I saw this car pull up and I saw them walking. I was just like — what?" Ryan told NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe in an interview Monday.

The stars spent some time with Ryan in his room and even signed his wall. They left behind souveniers and a lot of memories.

"We're all a little numb. I knew for a couple days it was gonna happen but until you see them walk through that door, you don't know how you're going to feel. And they just were awesome. They didn't want cameras, they wanted to do it quietly," said Ryan's mom, Amy Wilcox. "They came into our home, sat on our couches and just visited with us."

She said the trio sat down with the family and just talked.



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<![CDATA[Watch the New 'Finding Dory' Trailer]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 07:52:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/finding-dory-screenshot.jpg

Ellen DeGeneres has shared a new trailer for "Finding Dory."

The daytime talk show host debuted the trailer Tuesday on her Ellentube site and on YouTube.

The video shows Dory, the forgetful blue tang fish character played by DeGeneres, getting plucked out of the water and ending up at the Marine Life Institute. 

The research facility depicted in the film was reportedly inspired by the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.

Check out what else happens in the trailer above.

Disney-Pixar's sequel hits theaters on June 17, 13 years after the release of "Finding Nemo."

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<![CDATA[Top Celeb Pics: 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' Premiere]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 06:10:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/redcarpet-red.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities looking their best.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': True Confessions With Lawrence & Oliver]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 05:09:30 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/oliver-fallon-confessions.jpg John Oliver and Jennifer Lawrence play true confessions with Jimmy Fallon.]]> <![CDATA['Late Night': Dunham's Message to Younger Self]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 05:05:34 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Lena_Dunham_Late_Night.jpg Lena Dunham reads a message to her younger self on "Late Night."]]> <![CDATA['Late Night': Closer Look at Trump's Gun Stances]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 05:06:36 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/meyers-a--closer-look.jpg Seth Meyers takes a closer look at Donald Trump's gun stances.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight Show': Fallon Plays 'Interesting' Songs]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 05:07:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/%27tonight-show-jimmy-final-fallon-do-not-play.jpg Jimmy Fallon highlights some music you should avoid.]]> <![CDATA[Counting Down To 'The Voice']]> Mon, 23 May 2016 15:05:35 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_voice160523_1920x1080.jpg Four finalists give it their best shot on Monday, May 23, 2016, hoping to become the latest winner of "The Voice."]]> <![CDATA[Beyoncé-Inspired Prom Dress]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 01:29:58 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/174*120/GettyImages-472992962+%281%29.jpg

A Missouri teen just seriously raised the bar for prom fashion by re-creating Beyoncé’s famed Met Gala look on a high school budget.

India Ross, of St. Louis, told Cosmopolitan she’s "always loved" Beyoncé, and when she saw the superstar’s flesh-colored Givenchy gown, she knew that was the way she wanted to show up to her senior prom.

The 18-year-old took the idea to a local designer, Toi Hall, with what started as a simple request.

"When I gave my designer my money I said: Can you make me feel like I'm Beyoncé? And that's what she did," Ross said in a one-on-one interview with Cosmo.

The designer used mesh material to give the same see-through appearance and found jewels at cost-friendly Michaels Craft Store, Ross told the magazine.

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But it wasn’t that simple, Ross warned, telling Cosmo that even her designer was at moments overwhelmed with the time-consuming project.

"You can't just place rhinestones anywhere because it would have looked a mess," she said in the interview with Cosmo. "Prom was the most stressful process ever."

But in the end it was worth it, because her prom photos quickly garnered national attention, spawning features on Huffington Post, Bravo TV, Mashable, "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," Buzzfeed and UsWeekly, to name a few.

"I did not expect for it to blow up like this. It's been wild," Ross told Cosmo.

It should come as no surprise that the St. Louis native has her sight sets on working in the world of fashion, telling Cosmopolitan she is headed for Chicago’s Columbia College to double major in fashion business and fashion merchandising while minoring in public relations and marketing.



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<![CDATA['Frozen' Star Responds to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 11:49:49 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/idina_menzel.jpg

The voice behind Elsa in "Frozen" has weighed in on a recent social media campaign that seeks a girlfriend for the ice princess' second movie installment.

“I think it’s great,” Broadway actress Idina Menzel told Entertainment Tonight from the 2016 Billboard Music Awards red carpet. “Disney’s just gotta contend with that. I’ll let them figure that out.”

Alexis Isabel Moncada, 17, created #GiveElsaAGirlfriend to send a strong message. The Floridian used Twitter to encourage Disney to give Elsa a same-sex partner in the forthcoming 'Frozen' sequel. 

"We see princes and princesses, beasts and women, women and frogs ... yet no women who love other women? If we're going to displace a group of people because it's inappropriate — then so is seeing every other relationship," Moncada told NBC News. 

The debate is on whether Elsa should have a girlfriend or a boyfriend.

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In response to the #GiveElsaAGirlfriend campaign, a Citizen Go petition, #CharmingPrinceForElsa, was started to promote a perfect man for Elsa. The charming prince campaign has garnered 206,000 electronic signatures in just over a week. 

Menzel says playing the character was life changing and that she supports whatever Disney decides, according to ET.

"Frozen" is the highest-grossing animated movie of all time. A release date has not been set for its sequel. 

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<![CDATA[Celeb Hookups: Eva Longoria and Jose Antonio Baston]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 07:53:51 -0700 People magazine. Longoria shared an Instagram photo on May 22, 2016, showing their rings and two cards reading "Jose Baston" and "Eva Baston." ]]> People magazine. Longoria shared an Instagram photo on May 22, 2016, showing their rings and two cards reading "Jose Baston" and "Eva Baston." ]]> http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-474274416-evalongoria.jpg Check out which celebrities are pairing up.

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<![CDATA[Bob Dylan's Back Pages]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 08:51:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/dylan1.jpg

The 1992 concert celebrating Bob Dylan's 30th show business anniversary featured a star-filled rendition of "My Back Pages." The likes of Neil Young, Tom Petty and George Harrison traded verses and shared the classic chorus: "I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now."

The song, first recorded by Dylan at age 23, provided a perfect fit to mark the middle age of a music icon. It might seem like an equally appropriate soundtrack as the American troubadour turns 75 Tuesday.

But summing up a landmark birthday in a half-century-old song feels too pat for pop's poet of paradox. Dylan and his music are tangled up in contradictions, no easier to get a handle on now than when he was a young folk singer out of Minnesota making his mark in Greenwich Village. 

That's the way he apparently wants it. Dylan's forged a career upon defiance – from penning seminal protest songs to going electric to bucking traditional definitions of age. He thrives on upending expectations: The great anti-establishment voice of the 1960s now makes commercials (including a new take on "Forever Young" with will.i.am for Pepsi in 2009 and a more recent spot for IBM) and even released an album of songs associated with Frank Sinatra last year.

Dylan delights, perhaps most of all, in defying his own legacy, touring constantly and turning selection from his songbook into unrecognizable growls – all while producing new recordings, originals and covers alike. (His just-released album, “Fallen Angels,” offers another collection of primarily Sinatra-inspired standards. Check out Dylan’s sweet-and-smoky take on “All the Way.”)

Dylan, who lives by the credo of "don't look back" (even if he’s one memoir into a purportedly three-volume set), primarily focuses on the pages yet to be written.

Perhaps best was to commemorate his birthday is to forgo both over-analyzing and looking for easy answers – in the wind or elsewhere – and embrace the enigma that is Bob Dylan, who tries, by often inscrutable example, to get us to grow up without growing old.

Jere Hester is Director of News Products and Projects at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He is also the author of "Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family." Follow him on Twitter. 



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