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Andrea Tantaros calls Fox News a 'sex-fueled Playboy Mansion-like cult' in lawsuit

Cable news host Andrea Tantaros has filed a lawsuit against Fox News, its ousted leader Roger Ailes and its top executives, claiming she was removed from her on-air role in retaliation for making a sexual harassment complaint.

Tantaros, a former co-host of the Fox News daytime program "Outnumbered," has been off the air since April 25. The ...Read more

List of DVD release dates for Aug. 23 and beyond

Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change:

AUGUST

23: The Huntsman Winter's War

23: The Nice Guys

23: Ratchet and Clank

23: The Man Who Knew Infinity

23: Maggie's Plan

23: Wiener-Dog

23: Clown

23: As Vs Evil Season 1

23: Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season Three

23: Castle: Season 8

23: ...Read more

Movie review: 'Don't Breathe' is a must-see to be believed

2016 has been a banner year for excellent horror films, which seems at times appropriate, given the horrors of this calendar year -- shootings, war, natural disaster, an unprecedented presidential campaign. When it feels like the world is going to hell in a handbasket, there's catharsis to be found in a horror film where the final girl fights ...Read more

Movie review: 'The Hollars' isn't much of a hoot

Crises of masculinity abound in John Krasinski's second directorial effort "The Hollars." He also stars in the film, a story of a man coming to grips with his past, present and future family. Krasinski's debut was "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men," and "The Hollars" might as well be titled "Mundane Interactions with Mediocre Men (and the Women...Read more

Rio Games score smallest TV audience since 2004 as streaming hits record high

Video streaming every competitive event at the Olympics may have been too much of a good thing for NBC.

The prime-time TV audience over 17 nights for the Rio Games averaged 25.4 million viewers, the lowest since the 2004 Games in Athens, which averaged 24.9 million viewers. Nielsen data showed an 18 percent decline from the 31.1 million who ...Read more

Sumner Redstone saga continues as granddaughter challenges Viacom settlement

LOS ANGELES -- Sumner Redstone's granddaughter Keryn Redstone did not participate in Viacom's boardroom settlement, and would like an opportunity to weigh in, according to court papers filed Monday morning.

Late last week, Viacom's board approved an agreement with National Amusements Inc., the investment firm that holds Sumner Redstone's and ...Read more

Kanye West pens poem about McDonald's, has intense fry-related feelings

CHICAGO -- Kanye West has a complicated relationship with McDonald's french fries.

As part of last week's release of Frank Ocean's new album "Blond" and visual album "Endless," West penned a poem titled "McDonald's Man" for the accompanying "Boys Don't Cry" magazine. The zines were only available at four pop-up shops, one each in the Chicago ...Read more

Jazz harmonica master Toots Thielemans dies at 94

Toots Thielemans, a jazz harmonica player, guitarist and whistler whose 1961 composition "Bluesette" became a jazz standard, has died, the Associated Press reported Monday. He was 94.

Belgian broadcaster RTL reported that his manager, Veerle Van de Poel, said that "there were no complications. He died of old age, his body was simply worn out." ...Read more

Album review: Frank Ocean goes against tide as 'Blonde' embraces simplicity

So much about Frank Ocean's gripping new album, "Blonde," seems to put it in line with recent high-profile records by Beyonce, Rihanna and Kanye West, from its short-notice release to its limited availability to its expansive roster of collaborators.

Push beyond the branding strategy, though, and actually listen to "Blonde" -- which appeared in...Read more

Television Q&A: British comedy 'Vicious,' Broadway show 'Smash' and other questions

You have questions. I have some answers.

Q: I am wondering if you have any info regarding "Vicious," the British comedy with Derek Jacobi and Ian McKellen? We have found nothing one way or the other. We so enjoyed watching these two -- a bit campy, but fun.

A: The series with Jacobi and McKellen as a longtime couple is done. A special finale ...Read more

New recordings: Lydia Loveless; Dinosaur Jr.; Gucci Mane

Lydia Loveless

"Real"

(Bloodshot )

Lydia Loveless records for an alt-country label, and she has a classic honky-tonk singer's stage name -- she was born Lydia Ankrom. So it's no surprise the Ohio songwriter gets typecast as a country singer.

But "Real," the 25-year-old guitarist's fourth full-length album, moves her more confidently into the...Read more

Stagecoach to roll from town to town: Organizers of popular SoCal festival are taking some of their acts on the road

Get ready, country music fans: Stagecoach is hitting the dusty trail.

Ten years after launching the Stagecoach Country Music Festival as the country counterpart to the annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in the California desert city of Indio, Goldenvoice is launching a touring version that will spotlight up-and-coming country acts. ...Read more

New on DVD: Heroes dominate new DVD offerings for Aug. 23

Heroes take the forefront in this week's new DVD releases:

"The Nice Guys," 2 stars. Shane Black put together what has become a major template in the buddy cop genre as the writer of "Lethal Weapon." His design mostly depends on giving his characters snappy dialogue and letting that play out against a background that is slightly askew.

He uses...Read more

Moviegoers put the hurt on 'Ben-Hur'

LOS ANGELES -- The big-budget reimagining of "Ben-Hur" crashed and burned at the box office, weighing in as one of the biggest flops of the summer during a weekend in which holdovers "Suicide Squad" and "Sausage Party" maintained their top spots.

The third version of Lew Wallace's 19th century novel "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ," from ...Read more

Mislabeled fentanyl pills found at Prince's home, source says

MINNEAPOLIS -- Pills marked as hydrocodone that were seized from Paisley Park after Prince's overdose death actually contained fentanyl, the powerful opioid that killed him, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.

The musician, who weighed only 112 pounds when he died April 21, had so much of the drug in his system, autopsy ...Read more

Column: New TV show 'Pitch' throws too many cliches at viewers

Avalanche warning: You will soon by buried in ads about this new TV show "Pitch," an audacious drama about the first female pitcher in the major leagues. It debuts Sept. 22 on Fox, just in time for the playoffs, just in time for the network to bludgeon us with promos until we scream "uncle." Or in this case "aunt."

Women are the new men, ...Read more

4 elderly US celebs travel the world for NBC's 'Better Late Than Never'

LOS ANGELES -- Most people have a bucket list. But few are as quirky as Henry Winkler's. The former Fonzie helped latch on to a popular Korean TV series and conspired to translate it onto American television. The result is "Better Late Than Never," premiering this week on NBC. The idea is to trace the steps of four famous grumpy old men as they ...Read more

Lou Pearlman, disgraced Backstreet Boys and NSync impresario, dies at 62

Lou Pearlman, the disgraced music impresario who launched the Backstreet Boys, NSync and other boy bands in the 1990s before being convicted of a Ponzi scheme, has died at 62, according to the prison where Pearlman was serving a 25-year sentence.

The former producer and manager died Friday at the Federal Correctional Institution in Texarkana, ...Read more

The Go-Go's are bidding farewell to touring

Few bands lit up the early 1980s like the Go-Go's. The all-female band's hits have endured as shiny pop-rock nuggets that exemplify the best of the new wave era. After a 38-year career of highs, lows, breakups and reunions, the Go-Go's are now calling it a day as a touring act with a monthlong string of farewell shows.

"We're excited about ...Read more

Werner Herzog's internet doc is one of his best

Werner Herzog's curiosity seems to be as boundless as the subject of his latest documentary: the internet, that vast, virtual universe we inhabit with as much ease as our own skin.

Despite its ungainly title, Herzog's "Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World" is an elegant survey of the origins of the information revolution and a shrewd ...Read more