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Denise Dowse, 'Insecure' and 'Beverly Hills, 90210' actor, dies at 64

Denise Dowse, a prolific performer known for roles in "Insecure" and "Beverly Hills, 90210," has died, her manager confirmed Sunday to the Los Angeles Times. She was 64.

Dowse's sister, Tracey Dowse, shared last week on social media that the character actor had fallen into a coma induced by "a virulent form of meningitis." On Saturday, Tracey ...Read more

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Brad Pitt's 'Bullet Train' wins the box office again

It’s full speed ahead for Brad Pitt’s “Bullet Train,” which won the box office for a second weekend in a row.

The action-comedy added $13.4 million in North America between Friday and Sunday to lead a quiet box office that didn’t include any new wide releases from the major movie studios.

“Bullet Train” debuted with $30 million ...Read more

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Robyn Griggs, 'One Life to Live' and 'Another World' actress, dead at 49

Soap opera star Robyn Griggs, who had roles on “One Life to Live” and “Another World” during the 1990s, died at age 49, a friend announced Saturday.

Griggs was diagnosed with stage 4 endocervical adenocarcinoma, a form of cervical cancer, in August 2020, according to a fundraiser that was set up on Facebook.

“She is no longer ...Read more

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Appreciation: Anne Heche was an extraordinary actor. The movies never really figured her out

One of Anne Heche's greatest performances can be found in "Birth" (2004), Jonathan Glazer's magnificently eerie drama about love, grief and the insidious power of suggestion. She enters the movie early, with long brown hair — a departure from the short blond cuts that had become a signature look — and a face that looks more tightly drawn, ...Read more

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Anne Heche remains in a coma, with severe burns over her body. Last week, her Mini Cooper was involved in a fiery Los Angeles car crash. She also crashed into an apartment garage door beforehand. No one else was injured. I have met Heche over the years. The thing I remember most was when she was on a press tour for a Harrison Ford movie. She had...Read more

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Scandal-tainted legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin exits CNN

Jeffrey Toobin, a longtime legal analyst at CNN who became engulfed in scandal for exposing himself to his colleagues at the New Yorker in a Zoom meeting, announced Friday that he is leaving the network.

Toobin has been with CNN for 20 years. He made his departure public in a tweet.

Toobin was fired by the New Yorker on Nov. 11, 2020, after ...Read more

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Fox News colleagues remember 'friend to all' Uma Pemmaraju following her death at 64

Uma Pemmaraju, a founding anchor for Fox News, is being remembered as “an incredibly talented journalist” by colleagues and former co-workers after her death this week at the age of 64.

“I was so sad to hear. @UmaPemmaraju was a beautiful person inside & out,” former Arkansas governor and Fox News contributor Mike Huckabee tweeted. “...Read more

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'A League of Their Own' series finally puts Black women on the baseball field

There’s a famous scene in Penny Marshall’s “A League of Their Own” movie: a Black woman, in a dress and hat, picks up a loose ball in foul territory and whips it past Geena Davis’ Dottie right into the waiting glove of Ellen Sue.

She nods, but doesn’t speak. That’s all she gets. She’s not even listed in the credits (local media ...Read more

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Jon Batiste leaves Stephen Colbert's 'The Late Show' after seven years as bandleader

Five months after winning big at the 2022 Grammys, Jon Batiste is stepping away from his post as bandleader for Stephen Colbert’s “The Late Show.”

Colbert announced the news during Thursday night’s show. Although Batiste wasn’t in attendance, Colbert talked up his contributions.

“Sharp-eyed viewers may have noticed that Jon hasn’...Read more

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D'Arcy Carden promises the 'League of Their Own' series really is 'so gay'

At the end of the season, the ballplayers of the original “A League of Their Own” movie happily went home to their husbands. In the new show, there’s no need to pretend.

The Prime Video series, which premiered Friday, is under no illusion that the women making up the Rockford Peaches and the rest of the All-American Girls Professional ...Read more

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Ellen DeGeneres sends love to Anne Heche's family after ex is declared 'brain dead'

LOS ANGELES — After offering a tight-lipped reaction earlier this week, Ellen DeGeneres has spoken again about her former partner Anne Heche following reports that the actor is ‘brain dead’ after a fiery car crash in Mar Vista last week left her in a coma.

“This is a sad day,” DeGeneres tweeted Friday morning. “I’m sending Anne’...Read more

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Singer Michelle Branch arrested amid split from Black Keys' Patrick Carney

Just as singer-songwriter Michelle Branch announced the end of her marriage to Black Keys drummer Partrick Carney, she was arrested on Thursday after slapping her husband during an argument.

The “Everywhere” singer was taken into custody after Nashville, Tennessee, police were called to the couple’s home on Thursday for a possible ...Read more

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'A League of Their Own' series opens up world of original movie

Penny Marshall’s 1992 “A League of Their Own” movie introduced the world to a group of women who fought their way onto a baseball field, but it only featured women who were straight, white, presentable.

The new series, which premiered Friday on Prime Video, does much more.

“Our intention here is to tell the stories that the film ...Read more

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The cast of the new 'A League of Their Own' doesn't care if you don't think women should play baseball

It’s fine not to like the new “A League of Their Own” series, says the cast. But only if it’s for the right reasons.

The cast of the Prime Video show, which premiered Friday, knows how many people already have nasty ideas about the women baseball players who made up the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during World War II...Read more

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John Eastman, brother-in-law of Paul McCartney, has died: 'We had so many fun times together'

John Eastman, a beloved brother-in-law of Paul McCartney, has died, the former Beatle announced in a touching tribute Thursday.

Eastman was the brother of McCartney’s first wife, Linda, and a lawyer who represented Paul.

“Having known each other for over 50 years it is an extremely sad time for me, and our families,” McCartney wrote in ...Read more

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Britney Spears' ex-husband enters plea after crashing the pop star's June wedding

Talk about toxic.

Britney Spears’ first husband, Jason Alexander (not the “Seinfeld” star), has entered a plea in the two charges leveled at him after he crashed the pop star’s nuptials to Sam Asghari in June, TMZ reports.

The 40-year-old, who has served 64 days since he was taken into custody, has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor ...Read more

Cast of 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella' reunite for landmark film's 25th anniversary

NEW YORK — Just like magic, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” is turning 25 years old this year.

And to celebrate the landmark TV movie’s milestone, members of the original, star-studded cast will come together to celebrate with a television special later this month.

Brandy, Whoopi Goldberg, Paolo Montalban, Victor Garber, ...Read more

Kathy Hilton explains why she mistook Lizzo for Gabourey Sidibe in 'Precious'

Lizzo told her listeners "you're special," but Kathy Hilton said the Grammy-winning singer is "Precious." As in, the titular character played by Gabourey Sidibe in Lee Daniels' 2009 film.

The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star mistook the Yitty shapewear founder for Sidibe's character during Wednesday's episode of "Watch What Happens Live ...Read more

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5 shows to watch: 'Five Days at Memorial' looks at how Hurricane Katrina put hospital on life support

'Five Days at Memorial'

Ryan Murphy originally planned to adapt Sheri Fink's book for his "American Crime Story" franchise. Instead, the daunting project fell to John Ridley ("12 Years a Slave") and Carlton Cuse ("Lost"), and the eight-part series couldn't have ended up in better hands. With the help of a stellar cast, which includes Vera ...Read more

Michelle Branch announces split from Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney

Singer-songwriter Michelle Branch and Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney have split after three years of marriage.

"To say that I am totally devastated doesn't even come close to describing how I feel for myself and for my family," Branch said in a statement to People and TMZ. "The rug has been completely pulled from underneath me and now I must...Read more