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Who won 'American Idol' 2018? Winner revealed in season finale

Maddie Poppe took home the “American Idol” crown Monday night, beating out Caleb Lee Hutchinson, a Georgia country singer.

>> ‘American Idol’ reboot returning next season

Poppe, a 19-year-old Iowa singer-songwriter, was so overtaken by emotion that she couldn’t finish her original song, “Going Going Gone.” The rest of the top 10 plus Katy Perry joined her on stage. Hutchinson even sang a few lines himself. 

>> On AJC.com: What’s up with the first 15 ‘American Idol’ winners?

And the cliche is right in a sense: Poppe and Hutchinson are both winners because they are dating. The revelation shocked the audience and the judges just minutes before Ryan Seacrest named the winner.

>> Watch the moment here

Keith Stell, Hutchinson's pastor, said in an interview Monday night that he had kept the secret for weeks and was surprised that they chose to reveal it on air. “They just made this connection during Hollywood week,” Stell said. “Their characters melded together. They share a lot in common.”

Indeed, they are both from small towns and are the same age.

Poppe is the first female to win since season 12 and only the second in the past 10 seasons. She is also the first quirky singer-songwriter type to take home the prize.

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At 10:16 p.m., the show eliminated Gabby Barrett. The versatile singer came in third. 

Poppe will appear on ABC's “Good Morning America” Tuesday morning, followed by “Live With Kelly and Ryan."

>> On AJC.com: Read the full recap of Monday's season finale

Miss USA 2018: Who is Miss Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers, this year's winner?

Miss Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers was crowned the winner of this year's Miss USA competition Monday night in Shreveport, Louisiana. 

Here's what we know about Summers, who will compete for the Miss Universe title later this year:

>> PHOTOS: Miss Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers crowned Miss USA 2018

1. The 23-year-old from Omaha is a certified child life specialist. According to the Miss Universe website, her brief hospitalization at age 4 for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, an immune disorder that can cause bruising and bleeding, and its effect on her family eventually led her to the field. Summers now works "as the liaison and advocate between children and families and the medical team in children's hospital settings," explaining diagnoses and procedures to patients and their loved ones, the website says

2. The 2017 Texas Christian University grad earned bachelor's degrees in strategic communication and child development. Summers, who graduated with honors, also minored in business, the pageant's website says.

3. She studied abroad in college. Summers went to Peru, where "she knew no one, hiked Machu Picchu, visited remote villages, and slept under a mosquito net in the Amazon Basin," according to the Miss Universe site.

4. The pilates enthusiast is interested in health, fitness and helping people overcome eating disorders. "From her personal experience finding a balance, watching her mother lose 75 pounds, supporting multiple friends as they struggled with anorexia and orthorexia, and learning about the eating disorder inpatient unit during her clinical rotations, she is passionate about working closely with (National Eating Disorders Association) this year and plans to continue doing so," her Miss USA bio says.

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5. Her answer in the competition's interview round encouraged self-expression and unity. The question: "You're on your way to a march and someone hands you a blank sign and a marker. What do you put on your sign and why?"

Her response: "I say, 'Speak your voice.' I don't know what march we're on our way to in this hypothetical situation, but no matter where you're going whatever type of march it is, you're obviously on your way to that march because you care about that cause. So go speak to people when they have questions. Communicate with them. Listen to their views, also. That is one thing in the United States that we really need to focus on: listening to each other."

Original 'Kiss Me, Kate' star Patricia Morison dead at 103

Patricia Morison, who played the shrewish lead role in the 1948 Cole Porter Broadway musical “Kiss Me, Kate,” died Sunday, Variety reported. She was 103. 

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Morison also appeared on stage with Yul Brynner in “The King and I” and starred in films such as “The Song of Bernadette.” She also appeared as Basil Rathbone’s foil in the 1946 Sherlock Holmes film, “Dressed to Kill.”

“Kiss Me, Kate” was an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play “The Taming of the Shrew.” It had a run of 1,077 performances over 2½ years on Broadway and won six Tony Awards, including best musical, Variety reported.

In “Kiss Me, Kate,” Morison’s renditions of “So In Love” and “I Hate Men” became classics. She played the character of Lilli Vanessi.

“When I first heard ‘So In Love,’ when Cole Porter played it for me, it just knocked me out. It was a beautiful gift,” Morison told Los Angeles magazine in March 2015. 

Kathryn Grayson starred as Lilli/Kate in the 1953 film version for MGM, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Morison was born March 15, 1915, in New York City. She was the daughter of actor-playwright William Morison and Selena Fraser, a British Intelligence agent during World War I, Variety reported.

Morison made her film debut in the 1939 movie “Persons in Hiding.”

In addition to appearing as Empress Eugenie opposite Jennifer Jones in “The Song of Bernadette,” Morison starred with Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn in the romantic comedy “Without Love” in 1945.

On television, she played a psychiatrist in the 1952 show “The Cases of Eddie Drake” and made an appearance on a 1989 episode of “Cheers,” the Reporter wrote.

'Suits' cast reunites in England on eve of royal wedding

Meghan Markle's former “Suits” castmates had a reunion Friday night in the United Kingdom in anticipation of the royal wedding and shared some photographs on social media, Harper’s Bazaar reported.

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Patrick J. Adams and his wife, Troian Bellisario, visited the Royal Standard of England, the country’s the oldest pub, while Gabriel Macht and his wife Jacinda Barret strolled through Hyde Park.

The night before the wedding, the cast met at Barn restaurant in Sunningdale, England, to toast Markle. Adams, who plays her on-screen love interest Mike, shared a photo of the group on Instagram, calling it "The last supper #royalwedding."

Meghan Markle to walk alone down aisle, except for short stroll with Prince Charles

In a break with tradition, Meghan Markle will walk unescorted for part of her trip down the aisle when she marries Prince Harry on Saturday, CNN reported Friday.

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Markle will enter St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and walk with her bridesmaids until she meets Prince Charles at the Quire, where the royal family sits, CNN reported. The Prince -- Harry’s father -- will walk Markle to the foot of the altar but will not give her away. 

Prince Charles will then stand back as Markle approaches Prince Harry. CNN reported.

Earlier, Kensington Palace wrote in a tweet Friday that Charles would walk Markle down the aisle.

“Ms. Meghan Markle has asked His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales to accompany her down the aisle,” the palace wrote in its tweet.

Charles will take the place of Markle’s father, who was unable to attend Saturday’s ceremony.  Thomas Markle originally was supposed to walk his daughter down the aisle, but underwent heart surgery on Wednesday.

>> Meghan Markle’s father has heart surgery

Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, landed in England on Wednesday and met with several members of the royal family. She is scheduled to have tea Friday with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Daily Mail reported.

Ragland, 61, was introduced to Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall on Wednesday, as she was invited for tea at their London home, People reported. Ragland also met Prince William; Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Windsor; and their three children.

Report: Bill O'Reilly could be headed back to cable TV 

The “No Spin Zone” may be heading back to cable television.

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Bill O’Reilly is in negotiations to return to his old 8 p.m. time slot, but for Newsmax TV, The New York Post reported.

O’Reilly, who left Fox News last year after the disclosure of sexual harassment allegations and payments to alleged victims, has been talking with Newsmax about creating a new show, the Post reported.

>> O’Reilly, Fox News sued by woman who settled harassment complaint

“The deals are not done yet, but talks are in the advanced stages, certainly with O’Reilly,” a source told the Post.

Since his abrupt departure from Fox News, O’Reilly, 68, has worked on his books and produced podcasts on his website.

A return to the 8 p.m. time slot could pit O’Reilly against his replacement on Fox News, Tucker Carlson.

Newsmax Broadcasting CEO Michael Clemente could not be reached for comment, and O’Reilly’s manager Evan Bell also was unavailable, the Post reported. 

YouTube star slammed for her 'women's edit' of Childish Gambino's 'This Is America'

YouTube star and comedian Nicole Arbour has been heavily criticized after releasing her own version of Childish Gambino‘s powerful video for his song, “This Is America.

Arbor dubbed her version, the “Women’s Edit” and was promptly slammed for co-opting a work which examined the black experience in America, with many calling her video “a white women’s edit.”

“This is not a women’s edit,” wrote one social media user. “This is a WHITE womans edit. If you cannot see the difference, you’re a s–t feminist and a hack.”

“You truly didn’t understand ‘This Is America’ if your thought process was let me make a WHITE women’s edit version,” another Twitter user wrote to Arbour. “Please delete and apologize for this atrocity.”

Arbour, who disabled the video’s comments, has since issued “not an apology” but rather an explanation for the “purpose of [her] rendition.”

“I thought it best to respond to the misinterpretation of my video here to clarify openly,” she wrote. “The purpose of my rendition was to honor the spirit of the video which absolutely moved me, by adding my and many women’s life experiences and truths to the brave and brutal truths expressed in the original.”

Continued Arbour: “It was created with every intention of bringing a light to women’s experiences such as the shaming of mothers breast feeding, common place date rape drugging, the labels put on us of ‘prude or hoe,’ pressures to create a family, workplace harassment, the glass ceiling, drug dependency, effects of social media on modern relationships and self, and included a nod to the cheerleaders who have come forward demanding at least min wage from the multi million dollar corporations they work for.”

Arbour went on to say that the video “was a thought in cheek to give additional glory to what I believe is the most impactful piece of art in recent years.”

She added: “In retrospect, due to the sensitive nature of the original, I understand why some people are wrongly portraying this as white vs black. However, this was not the intent or theme at all. We had a very diverse cast and creative team working on project from start to finish, who signed on to honor the original while adding more truth from another perspective.”

“(Not an apology, but a clarification) #GOTEAM 👊🏻?🤘🏻” Arbour captioned her explanation on Instagram Monday.

Actor Donald Glover, whose musical stage name is Childish Gambino, released his music video for “This Is America” after performing the song during “Saturday Night Live” on May 5.

The video has been hailed as one of greatest social commentaries in music’s recent history commenting on race relations, the black experience in America, police brutality, the monetization of the church and gun violence to name just a few.

At the beginning of the original video, Glover shoots a man in the back of the head — the gun is then handled with care as the body is dragged away.

“This is America. Don’t catch you slippin’ up,” he sings. “Don’t catch you slippin’ up. Look what I’m whippin’ up.”

VIDEO MIGHT BE TOO GRAPHIC FOR SOME PEOPLE

Meanwhile, Arbour’s rendition starts off with a woman sitting in a chair breastfeeding as the YouTube star pulls out her cell phone and takes a picture of the woman. Later in the video, another woman is seen taking what appears to be pills as Arbour sings, “This is America. Smile for the camera. Come on girl, where’s your teeth? That pill will take care of ya.”

This isn’t the first time Arbour has faced backlash for one of her YouTube videos.

In September 2015, Arbour posted a “Dear Fat People” video on social media and YouTube in which she says that “fat-shaming is not a thing,” claiming obese people should be shamed into losing weight and compares people who are overweight to slow-moving zombies and Frankenstein’s monster.

Despite the major backlash it received, Arbour continued to defend her video, which has since been taken down from YouTube.

“That video was made to offend people, just the way I do with all my other videos,” Arbour said during an appearance on The View not too long after the video was shared. “It’s just satire, it’s just being silly. I’m just having a bit of fun, and that’s what we did.”

She continued: “That topic was actually voted in by fans, some of whom are fat. They’re like, ‘You can’t make fun of some people and not make fun of me too.’”

LOOK: John Stamos' baby boy meets 'Full House' stars Bob Saget, Lori Loughlin

Whoa, baby!

"Full House" star John Stamos' 1-month-old son, Billy, recently met two members of his dad's TV family – and the sweet moment was caught on camera.

>> See the photo here

"The Tin Man, Dorothy and The Scarecrow say hi to the cutest of Munchkins. #BillyandtheRippers," Stamos captioned an Instagram photo that showed Billy, clad in a Jesse and the Rippers onesie, with actors Bob Saget and Lori Loughlin. 

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Billy, born April 10, is the first son of Stamos and wife Caitlin McHugh, People reported.

Read more here.

Why Donald Glover has been ignoring 'This Is America' critics

Donald Glover hasn’t really addressed his provocative new music video for “This Is America,” apart from a few words to “Entertainment Tonight”: “I just wanted to make, you know, a good song. Something people could play on Fourth of July.” As of right now at least, the performer, known as Childish Gambino, just can’t deal with the hot takes.

Glover appeared on Thursday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Thursday to talk all things “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” in which he plays a young Lando Calrissian, but he also spoke briefly about how he’s been ignoring all the critics of “This Is America.”

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You’ve probably seen a few of these analyses online, or the Twitter thread from “Dear White People” creator Justin Simien dissecting the imagery, but apparently Glover hasn’t dived in. “Some friends have sent a couple, but to be real, I haven’t been on the internet since Thursday night before the ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ” said Glover, who hosted the NBC sketch comedy series this past weekend. “Yeah, just ’cause it’s like I don’t want to be in all the mix. It’s bad for me. I’m really sensitive, so I’m like I’ll just let it be.”

“I see one negative thing and I track that person down,” he joked. “I will go into their Instagram and be like, ‘You’re not so great! That baby isn’t even that cute!'”

But there’s little rest for Glover in this business. His mind now seems to be on “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” which is hitting theaters this May 25. He dished to Kimmel about the experience playing Lando, walking around with his “Star Wars” fan father on the film’s set, and chatting with original Lando actor Billy Dee Williams.

“I called my dad first and told him, and that was a big moment,” Glover said of when he first found out he got the job. “He was proud. And then I went and got a large cheese pizza and then went home and watched “Empire Strikes Back.” That was it. It was like research.”

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