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Disney Channel sets 'Tangled' animated series for 2017

The Disney Channel is letting down its hair for a "Tangled" animated series in 2017.

The network announced production on "Tangled Ever After," based on the 2010 hit film, that is set between the end of the animated feature and the start of the eponymous 2012 short film.

"Tangled's" original voice stars, Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, are set to...Read more

Cameron Crowe apologizes for casting Emma Stone as part-Asian character

"Aloha" director Cameron Crowe has responded to criticism of his casting Emma Stone as a part-Asian character in the romantic comedy set in Hawaii.

"I have heard your words and your disappointment, and I offer you a heart-felt apology to all who felt this was an odd or misguided casting choice," Crowe wrote on his blog, the Uncool, Tuesday ...Read more

Janet Jackson will release new album via her new record label

After seven years, Janet Jackson has a new album -- and a new means to release it.

Following the Twitter announcement of her return last month, it was confirmed Wednesday morning on Jackson's official website that the as-yet untitled album will come out this fall via BMG. It will be her first LP since 2008's "Discipline."

The record comes ...Read more

Buzz Bissinger on Caitlyn Jenner: 'She's a big girl, she can handle it'

Buzz Bissinger has garnered quite a bit of attention since Vanity Fair announced that he would pen the story about the gender transition of Caitlyn Jenner on Monday.

Bissinger has been on a media circuit ever since. Bissinger talked to the Philadelphia Inquirer about how Caitlyn's celebrity affected his story and how his own experience with ...Read more

Caitlyn Jenner's new reality show is called 'I Am Cait'

The TV docu-series that will follow Caitlyn Jenner on her journey as a transgender woman has a title: "I Am Cait."

The E! network, which will air the program starting July 26, unveiled the title and a trailer Wednesday amid the public's fascination with the Olympic gold medal-winner's transition.

The former Bruce Jenner announced her new name ...Read more

Actress Mila Kunis' stalker arrested 4 days after escape from mental health facility

LOS ANGELES -- A man convicted of stalking actress Mila Kunis was arrested Wednesday, four days after he escaped a mental health facility in Pomona, about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, authorities said.

Stuart Lynn Dunn, 30, was taken into custody about 10:30 a.m. by the major-crimes division of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's ...Read more

Streamy Awards to broadcast live on VH1

In yet another example of digital content making its way to TV, organizers for the fifth annual Streamy Awards announced Wednesday that this year's show will be broadcast live on VH1.

This is the first time the digital awards show, organized by Dick Clark Productions and Tubefilter, will be broadcast on television. The awards, which are ...Read more

Showtime streaming service will launch in early July

Premium cable network Showtime will be available as a standalone Internet streaming service starting in early July.

The exact date was not revealed in the Wednesday announcement of the service, but Showtime said it will coincide with the July 12 season premieres of its returning series "Ray Donovan" and "Masters of Sex."

The service, which ...Read more

Brian Wilson: Biopic hits all the right notes

Since the 1960s, Brian Wilson has released smart, soulful songs that sneak up on audiences to offer something unexpected. At times there have been long delays between his projects. Similarly, finding the right filmmakers to tell the story of his spiritual healing took over a decade.

That's why the Beach Boys frontman praises "Love & Mercy" with...Read more

Movie review: 'Entourage's' layers of opulence get in the way of anything more genuine

Who among us has seen photos of a star -- a Leonardo DiCaprio, let's say -- riding a jet pack in some exotic locale and not wondered about the moments just before or after? Are they as sexy and effortless? Are those people dotting the background the ones who called up the rental service?

Such insights have always been the promise of "Entourage,...Read more

'Entourage' boys and their high jinks could face a backlash

A lot of people hate "Entourage," and Doug Ellin knows it. But he thinks they got it all wrong.

He wants to remind you that the show was nominated for multiple Emmys and Golden Globes for comedy series. That critics loved the show when it started in 2004 and that its ratings were way better than HBO's zeitgeisty show "Girls."

"And for some ...Read more

Digital Savant: Will broadcasting app Periscope's best side surface?

I'm struggling with a relatively new piece of technology called Periscope, an app purchased by Twitter and relaunched in late March.

Not "struggling" in the sense that I don't know how to use it or I'm frustrated by its limitations. Quite the opposite. I'm charmed by Periscope in a way that a lot of people I know are not; I see huge potential ...Read more

America is seeing yet another British invasion — of thespians

This year, the discussion around the Academy Awards was all about the unbearable whiteness of being an acting nominee. The Tony Awards can hardly brag about diversity. It's never a good sign when a revival of "The King and I" is the multicultural bright spot.

If there hasn't been the same deluge of condemnatory op-eds for the Tonys' lack of ...Read more

Movie guide: Capsule listings, reviews of current releases

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (...Read more

Steve Martin adds AFI Life Achievement Award to his bag of tricks

LOS ANGELES -- Since his breakout role as the sweetly naive Navin Johnson in director Carl Reiner's 1979 hit "The Jerk" and the three Reiner collaborations that followed -- "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid," "The Man With Two Brains" and "All of Me" -- Steve Martin has made about 40 films, most recently the animated hit "Home."

Two days after this ...Read more

Gustavo Dudamel, Gabriela Montero sound 2 different notes on Venezuela

"This is quite simply the future of music," Berlin Philharmonic music director Simon Rattle famously exclaimed in 2004 after conducting a student orchestra in Venezuela. Gustavo Dudamel, whom Rattle made an assistant conductor in Berlin, has gone on to prove that. The national and international importance of the country's music education program...Read more

Redbox's Top 10 DVD rentals

The Top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks for May 18-24:

1. The Boy Next Door -- Universal

2. Taken 3 -- Fox

3. Seventh Son -- Universal

4. Hot Tub Time Machine 2 -- Paramount

5. The Wedding Ringer -- Sony

6. The Cobbler -- RLJ Entertainment

7. The Gambler -- Paramount

8. Paddington -- Weinstein

9. Mortdecai -- Lions Gate

10. Night At ...Read more

'Godmother of Horror' finally lands a leading role

They call Lin Shaye "The Godmother of Horror." Read her listed credits on the Internet Movie Database and you see why.

"It reads like Al Capone's rap sheet!" cracks writer/director Leigh Whannell. Some 179 acting credits, roles ranging from "The Long Riders" to "There's Something About Mary," comedies and dramas, Westerns -- and most especially...Read more

Box-office hello for 'Aloha' not so warm

Cameron Crowe is no stranger to redemption stories, from Tom Cruise's sports agent in crisis in "Jerry Maguire" to Orlando Bloom's suicidal shoe designer in "Elizabethtown" to Matt Damon's grieving widower in "We Bought a Zoo."

The director's latest movie, the Hawaii-set romantic comedy "Aloha," once again centers on a man -- this time a jaded ...Read more

Movie review: Bigger 'Entourage' not better

There was something slightly charming about the self-indulgence that was so rabid in the HBO series "Entourage." It was OK to watch the group of knucklehead buddies make their way through the Hollywood swill of stardom and celebrity cameos because the guys were likable.

Now, the guys have gone big time. The big-screen version of "Entourage" ...Read more