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Siegfried Fischbacher, of the Siegfried & Roy illusionist duo, dies at 81

Siegfried Fischbacher, the world-known illusionist who worked alongside stage partner Roy Horn, has died. He was 81. Fischbacher died of pancreatic cancer on Wednesday at his home in Las Vegas, according to a statement from his representative. Fischbacher’s long-time show business partner, Roy Horn, died last year of complications from COVID-19 at a Las Vegas hospital. He was 75.

HBO Ending ‘Insecure’ After Season 5

HBO announced will be ending the hit series Insecure after the show’s upcoming Season 5. The series, created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, first debuted in 2016. In May 2020, it was revealed that the show had been renewed for a 5th season, but no premiere date has surfaced at this time.

Ellen DeGeneres returns to talk show after battling Covid-19

Ellen DeGeneres returned to her show for the first time in 2021 with a new episode on Jan. 13, in which the 62-year-old opened up about her recovery from COVID-19. In December, Ellen announced she had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. It took time for DeGeneres to recover and she kept fans updated on her condition while she was in isolation by sharing some messages and videos on social media. 

Aaron Sorkin’s film on Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz to star Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem

Aaron Sorkin’s movie about the relationship between I Love Lucy stars and real-life couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz will have a new star to play Ball. Nicole Kidman has been cast as the television icon, with fellow Oscar-winner Javier Bardem cast as Arnaz. The project has been in the works for several years, with Cate Blanchett set to play Ball at one point.