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Back in the game: 'Jumanji: The Next Level' trailer debuts

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Sony Pictures(LOS ANGELES) — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black are back in the game for the next installment in the Jumanji franchise, Jumanji: The Next Level.

As we see in the movie’s new trailer, the grandfathers of two original players accidentally get sucked into the video game this time around. Danny DeVito transports into The Rock’s body, while Danny Glover becomes Kevin Hart’s character, thus making the jungle adventure a whole lot more complicated.

Jumanji: The Next Level is the follow-up to 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, a retelling of the 1995 Robin Williams hit Jumanji.

The film, also starring Nick Jonas and Awkwafina, hits theaters December 13.

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It's more than a "Rumor": Lee Brice lands his latest hit at #1

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CurbThis week, Lee Brice’s “Rumor” rises to the top of the country chart, after a forty-week climb to number one.

“I’ve had such amazing fan support around ‘Rumor’ to the point it was certified gold earlier this year and is almost platinum!” Lee points out. “Watching it hit the #1 spot on the… charts is unreal.”

“I’m truly grateful to our supporters at radio, streaming platforms, TV and media,” he continues, “but I have to shout out our incredible fans who have supported it by tuning in, downloading, streaming and coming to see our shows.”

Lee adds that the music video is one of his “favorite things” about the song, because it stars his “gorgeous wife Sara.”

“Rumor” is the second single from Lee’s self-titled fourth album, which came out in November of 2017.

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Novak Djokovic opens Wimbledon with victory over Philipp Kohlschreiber

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Shaun Botterill/Getty Images(LONDON) — There were no first round jitters Monday at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club for defending Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic.

The previous year’s champ traditionally opens the Wimbledon action on center court, which can undoubtedly add to a player’s nervousness. But Djokovic took the challenge in stride, launching tournament play against Philipp Kohlschreiber Monday and beating the 35-year-old German in straight sets 6-3, 7-5, 6-3.

After the match, Djokovic, 32, spoke about his nerves going into the first round.

“I’m a human being as anybody else, you know, I do feel nerves and at the same time I had a great quality tennis player across the net who is very dangerous. I lost to him earlier this year,” he said.

The two-week tournament will also see the return of Andy Murray — back this time in Men’s Doubles play, following a serious hip problem. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are set up for a potential semi-final confrontation, while Serena Williams is placed in what is said to be the toughest quarter of the Women’s field.

Live daily coverage of The Championships – Wimbledon begins at 6 a.m. ET on ESPN.

Click here to view the ESPN Wimbledon scoreboard.

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Kimono no more: Kim Kardashian is changing shapewear brand’s name after backlash

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Taylor Hill/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Kim Kardashian’s new shapewear brand is getting a new name after all.

The reality star has announced she’ll be changing the name of the upcoming line from “Kimono,” after receiving backlash for cultural appropriation.

In an Instagram post Monday, Kardashian says she’s grateful for the direct line of communication she has with her fans and the public.

“I am always listening, learning and growing — I so appreciate the passion and varied perspectives that people bring to me,” she writes. “When I announced the name of my shapewear line, I did so with the best intentions in mind.”

She continues, “My brands and products are built with inclusivity and diversity at their core and after careful thought and consideration, I will be launching my Solutionwear brand under a new name. I will be in touch soon. Thank you for your understanding and support always.”

After initially announcing the new line was called “Kimono” last week, fans criticized her for appropriating the name of a traditional Japanese robe.  Initially, Kardashian defended the choice of the name, telling the New York Times she had no plans to change it.

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"Every Girl" and more: Garth, Kelly Clarkson, Don Henley and others join Trisha Yearwood on new album

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Gwendolyn RecordsTrisha Yearwood’s new album, Every Girl, features collaborations with superstars like her husband Garth BrooksKelly ClarksonDon Henley, and Patty Loveless.

The two-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year also covers the Bonnie Raitt tune “Home,” as well as Ashley McBryde’s “Bible and a .44,” on the new collection.

“I approached this album without any pressure or expectations,” Trisha says. “I’m so grateful the songs were there. I found 14 tunes I couldn’t live without.”

“You want people to recognize you as an artist,” she continues, “but you also want to take them somewhere they haven’t necessarily been with you before. With the freedom of no expectations, I got back to that feeling I felt on my first album, like, ‘I have to do this and put it out there.’”

“Over the years, I let go of worrying about perfection,” she adds. “I just wanted to have a good time. I realized maybe that’s when you do your best work.”

Here’s the complete track listing for Every Girl, which arrives August 30:  

“Workin’ on Whiskey”
“Find a Way”
“Every Girl in This Town”
“Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” (featuring Kelly Clarkson)
“What Gave Me Away” (featuring Garth Brooks)
“Something Kinda Like It”
“When Lonely Calls”
“I’ll Carry You Home”
“Drink Up”
“Bible and a .44” (featuring Patty Loveless)
“Can’t Take Back Goodbye”
“Love You Anyway” (featuring Don Henley)

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