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THE BIBLE'S CHART BOTCH: SHITSHOW,
PART 3
Is it true if it's printed? (12/7a)
GRAMMYS KEEN ON
KENDRICK, DRAKE
It's nomination day. (12/7a)
WHO’S NOMINATED,
WHO’S NOT
...and who's going, "WTF." (12/7a)
RAINMAKERS: IT'S POURING DOWN VISIONARIES
The Max factor. (12/7a)
SPRINGSTEEN ON FILM:
A FATHER'S STORY
Bruce's Broadway act on film. (12/7a)
GRAMMY NERDS BREAK IT DOWN
Wow, they really are nerds, huh?
REVERBERATIONS OF TAYLOR'S DEAL
What does it all mean? What did it cost? Answer the second question first.
IS IT COLD IN HERE?
It's fine, really. We'd just like to feel our extremities again.
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THE BIBLE'S CHART BOTCH: SHITSHOW,
PART 3
Is it true if it's printed? (12/7a)
GRAMMYS KEEN ON
KENDRICK, DRAKE
It's nomination day. (12/7a)
WHO’S NOMINATED,
WHO’S NOT
...and who's going, "WTF." (12/7a)
RAINMAKERS: IT'S POURING DOWN VISIONARIES
The Max factor. (12/7a)
SPRINGSTEEN ON FILM:
A FATHER'S STORY
Bruce's Broadway act on film. (12/7a)
GRAMMY NERDS BREAK IT DOWN
Wow, they really are nerds, huh?
REVERBERATIONS OF TAYLOR'S DEAL
What does it all mean? What did it cost? Answer the second question first.
IS IT COLD IN HERE?
It's fine, really. We'd just like to feel our extremities again.
EGGNOG
A sweet and creamy vehicle for the intoxicating liquor that blocks out the agony of the holidays.
RUMOR MILL
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