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Judge gives Robin Williams' wife, kids more time to work out estate issues

The wife of Robin Williams and his children will have more time to hash out their dispute over the late actor's estate.

His wife, Susan Schneider Williams, and his children have been working to resolve their issues through negotiations and mediation but have not yet reached a settlement, according to San Francisco Superior Court documents.

The...Read more

Michael Campus, director of inner-city cult classic 'The Mack,' dies at 80

LOS ANGELES -- It's hard to image two films more different than "The Mack" and "Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage."

"The Mack" (1973) is a gritty, violent tale of mean-street Oakland pimps, often decked out in wild '70s fashions, that has become a cult classic. "Christmas Cottage" (2008) is a small-town, super-sentimental story about the ...Read more

Betsy Palmer, slasher in 'Friday the 13th,' dies

LOS ANGELES -- Betsy Palmer, an actress who started out as a game show panelist and worked in serious theater but achieved her greatest fame as a slasher and ax murderer in "Friday the 13th," has died. She was 88.

Palmer died Friday at a hospice near her home in Danbury, Conn., her manager, Brad Lemack, said in a statement.

In the horror film ...Read more

For Caitlyn Jenner, an old-school vision of beauty

An ivory satin corset, milky white skin and bouncing waves -- it's an old-school vision of beauty for Caitlyn Jenner, nee Bruce.

Jenner introduced Caitlyn to the world on Monday, posing for the new cover of Vanity Fair shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.

The image is more Marilyn Monroe (who, incidentally, would have turned 89 Monday) ...Read more

Farewell to 'Hot in Cleveland'

"Hot in Cleveland" will end its six-season run with an hourlong telecast at 10 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday. It's time. The show seems to know it, too.

Never afraid of an inside joke, the comedy seemed to be commenting on itself not long ago in a scene where the characters discussed romantic overlaps: who had slept with both Joy and Melanie, for ...Read more

Mila Kunis stalker at large after escaping mental health facility

LOS ANGELES -- A man who was twice convicted of stalking actress Mila Kunis was on the run Monday after escaping from a Pomona, Calif., mental health facility.

Stuart Lynn Dunn, 30, left Olive Vista Behavioral Health Center, a secure mental health facility in Pomona, about 8 p.m. Saturday and has not been seen since.

Jeanne Moore, a ...Read more

TV review: 'Unreal' plays to our worst suspicions of reality TV

Lifetime's behind-the-scenes look at a "Bachelor"-type drama "Unreal" (10 p.m. Eastern, Mondays) serves up a cynical but mostly believable glimpse inside the reality TV sausage factory. It's a darker effort than typical Lifetime fare, especially in the pilot, but then devolves into a more typical soap -- but still with some edge -- as it moves ...Read more

Review: 'Entourage' has nothing new to say about Hollywood

"Entourage" is the uninvited dinner guest who then insists on sticking around long after the party's over.

It's based on the often amusing inside-Hollywood HBO series about a rising star who keeps his childhood posse as a bubble, protecting him from the sharks, clingers, wannabes and hangers-on who populate the movie business. The series ...Read more

Summer cable TV lineups

Not every cable TV series has been scheduled, including FX's returning comedy "You're the Worst," and there's not enough space to include one-off TV movies like "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" (9 p.m. July 22).

But here's a pretty comprehensive list of what viewers can expect from cable networks over the next three months:

"Unreal" (10 p.m. Monday,...Read more

New albums: Florence & the Machine; Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard; Hot Chip

Florence & the Machine

"How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful"

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"How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful" counts as scaling back for Florence & the Machine. It's a little less big (there is more breathing room here than on 2009's "Lungs" or 2011's "Ceremonials," although the tone, with many brassy fanfares, is still triumphant) and a little ...Read more

Davis puts her 'independent' spirit to use in 'Halt & Catch Fire'

PASADENA, Calif. --The only time that actress Mackenzie Davis was spanked as a child was when she wrote a bad word on the sidewalk in foot-high block letters. She was 5.

To this day she doesn't know where she heard it, how she knew to spell it and why she wrote it. But that old impish streak is still with her. And while she now calls it an "...Read more

Bette Midler still drawing inspiration from 'girl groups'

Bette Midler -- now in the midst of her "Divine Intervention" tour-- has been thinking a lot about "girl groups" lately, thanks to her effervescent 2014 album of covers, "It's the Girls."

We're not just talking the Supremes here, but the Ronettes, Shangri-Las, Shirelles and Chiffons -- and others you may not remember, like the Chordettes and ...Read more

'Fury Road' and other films about cataclysm allow our vulnerabilities to be laid bare, our catharsis shared

The mad machines of the overlords sprung from the apocalypse. The great cities beyond the plains of silence no longer existed. The land was ravaged, resources scarce. All that remained of the past was a story about a time when the Earth was green and the rivers flowed.

"Mad Max: Fury Road" careens through a battered world like a rabid ferret. ...Read more

'Nightingale' tested David Oyelowo's commitment as an actor

More than eight months before David Oyelowo went into production on "Selma," the movie that led to so many accolades for his performance as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., he filmed "Nightingale," an 85-minute solo tour de force.

Now on HBO, "Nightingale" centers on a man who could not be more different than King -- a man alone, at war with ...Read more

'Love & Mercy' director is a respected force in Hollywood

Bill Pohlad had lived through some impressive moments in his film career -- rave reviews, top awards, praise for uncompromising choices. But nothing was as important to him as a screening one night last September in Toronto.

Over the past decade, the Minneapolis producer had become a respected force in Hollywood, bankrolling adventurous films ...Read more

'San Andreas' holds sway

LOS ANGELES -- "San Andreas" proved to be no disaster at the box office over the weekend, according to estimates for the U.S. and Canada, debuting with a higher-than-expected $53.2 million.

Fellow newcomer "Aloha" didn't fare as well. Director Cameron Crowe's romantic comedy fell in line with modest tracking expectations, debuting at No.6 with ...Read more

TV picks for the week of May 31-June 6

The NBA Finals kick off in what might be this year's strangest week on television -- so far, anyway. Here's what caught my eye:

Sunday: "The Critics' Choice Television Awards," 7 p.m., A&E: I give it two thumbs up!

"Spring Baking Championship," 8 p.m., Food: Somebody takes home 50 grand -- that's a lot of dough.

"Return to Amish," 8 p.m., TLC...Read more

Around the remote: "Hannibal" returns, "Golan the Insatiable" causes trouble

DON'T MISS: "Hannibal" -- As the critically beloved serial-killer drama opens its third season, our titular cannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) is on the lam in Europe. He's accompanied by his psychiatrist and colleague Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson), who will play a much bigger role on the show this year. Sounds absolutely delectable. Bon appetit,...Read more

Michael King, TV syndicator who launched 'Oprah,' dies at 67

LOS ANGELES--Michael King, half of the hard-charging brothers whose King World Productions distributed television sensations such as "Wheel of Fortune," "Jeopardy!" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show," has died.

King, 67, died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles from complications arising from pneumonia, according to his brother-in-law, ...Read more

'Suge' Knight hires his 4th lawyer, who once defended Michael Jackson

LOS ANGELES -- Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has hired a new attorney, his fourth since he was taken into custody in January, court officials said Friday.

Thomas Mesereau, who successfully defended Michael Jackson against child molestation charges, replaced attorney Matthew Fletcher.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen ...Read more