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Gary Sinise's son, Mac, dies of the rare bone cancer chordoma: 'He never quit trying'

Gary Sinise’s only son, McCanna “Mac” Sinise, died last month after a 5 1/2-year fight with a rare bone cancer, the veterans activist and “Forrest Gump” actor announced Tuesday on his foundation’s website.

“Like any family experiencing such a loss, we are heartbroken and have been managing as best we can,” the actor wrote. “As...Read more


Family guide to new movie releases


Rated PG-13 for sequences of strong violence, some suggestive material and brief strong language.

What it’s about: The sequel to the epic "Dune" follows Paul Atreides on Arrakis as he becomes one with the Fremen and accepts his destiny.

The kid attractor factor: Older kids and teens will be drawn to the big sci-fi spectacle...Read more

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Madonna cuts Luther Vandross from AIDS tribute after being called out by estate

Madonna made a mea culpa following her ill-fated attempt at having a sentimental moment on her “Celebration” world tour.

The 65-year-old “Material Girl” sparked immediate backlash for including Luther Vandross in an HIV/AIDS tribute during her recent stop in Sacramento, California.

An image of the late Grammy Award-winning R&B singer ...Read more

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Diddy's 'Love' producer Lil Rod accuses him and associates of sexual assault, illicit behavior

Producer Rodney "Lil Rod" Jones has filed a bombshell lawsuit against Sean "Diddy" Combs accusing the embattled media mogul of sexually harassing and threatening him over more than a year, as well as securing footage of Diddy and several of his associates involved in illicit behavior and alleged sexual assault.

Jones, who seeks $30 million in ...Read more

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Diddy accused of sexual harassment, assault by male producer

NEW YORK — Producer Sean Combs, better known as Diddy, is facing new allegations of sexual assault in a lawsuit filed by a male record producer.

Producer and videographer Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones on Monday filed a lawsuit against Combs, 54, in New York federal court. Jones claims Combs sexually harassed, drugged and threatened him, ...Read more

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'Road House' brawl: Amazon used AI to replicate actors' voices during strike, lawsuit alleges

LOS ANGELES — Tensions over the upcoming "Road House" movie remake, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, are flaring again with the original film's screenwriter taking a legal swing at Amazon Studios.

On Tuesday, R. Lance Hill, who wrote the screenplay for the 1989 cult movie, sued Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and its parent, Amazon Studios, for ...Read more

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Robin Abcarian: What exactly did 'SNL' prove by inviting Shane Gillis back as host?

Of course I tuned in to "Saturday Night Live."

Who could resist the idea that comedian Shane Gillis, who was hired, then fired by the show in 2019 before ever getting a chance to appear on it, had been invited back in the plum role of host? Had he done something to redeem himself?

You may remember the story of his brief rise and fall at "SNL."...Read more

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Minneapolis cult faves Run Westy Run to release second album in one year Friday

MINNEAPOLIS — What a bunch of weirdos. That's about the best way to explain what's going on with Run Westy Run, the Twin Cities indie-rock band of the late '80s that almost got famous in the '90s but then went 28 years without releasing an album. That finally changed last year when the group dropped "Beyond Reason," a loose and lively ...Read more

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Taylor Swift's dad accused of punching photographer in Sydney, police investigating

A photographer in Australia filed a police complaint against Taylor Swift's father, alleging that Scott Swift punched him as the singer left a concert after-party on the Sydney waterfront early Tuesday.

According to the Associated Press, veteran photographer Ben McDonald, 51, told police he was punched in the face by Swift's father at the ...Read more


Review: Julio Torres' absurdist directorial debut 'Problemista' a cutting, incisive satire

As our unofficial poet laureate Taylor Swift once shamefully confessed: “It’s me, hi, I’m the problem, it’s me.” Sometimes having big dreams can be a real problem; sometimes just existing in the world can be a problem, too. In Julio Torres’ earnest and absurdist directorial debut “Problemista,” he suggests that perhaps becoming ...Read more

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Tyler Perry's 'Mea Culpa' gets hot, heavy with Kelly Rowland, Trevante Rhodes

If you thought the vase-making scene from “Ghost” or food-eating extravaganza in “9 1/2 Weeks” were hot and heavy, a paint-themed coupling in the upcoming Netflix legal drama and erotic thriller “Mea Culpa” will steam up the windows.

Kelly Rowland, best known as part of Destiny’s Child from 1997 to 2006, has been more focused in ...Read more

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Jodie Turner-Smith breaks silence on Joshua Jackson divorce

Less than six months after filing for divorce, Jodie Turner-Smith has opened up about her split from Joshua Jackson.

The British actress and model described parting ways with her ex-spouse as the “bravest thing in the world” during a recent interview.

“Sometimes things we really want to work just don’t end up working. And that’s OK,�...Read more

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George Michael commemorative coin unveiled by Britain's Royal Mint

George Michael has been added to the Britain Royal Mint's Music Legends series with three commemorative coins available in gold, silver and a combination of silver, red and black.

The estate-approved collectible feature the former WHAM! frontman wearing his signature sunglasses, cross-shaped earring and leather motorcycle jacket as seen in the ...Read more

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Commentary: Happy 95th birthday, Frank Gehry. Let's give you the Disney Hall you really wanted

LOS ANGELES — Over the last two decades, Walt Disney Concert Hall has blazed cultural trails like no place else. We can rightfully talk about the L.A. Philharmonic before and after Frank Gehry built it a hypnotizing new home. We can divide downtown L.A. into pre- and post-Disney. We can go so far as to distinguish orchestral life, not only in ...Read more


Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp to do first joint tour since 2009

SAN DIEGO — Willie Nelson is set to go on the road again with Bob Dylan and John Mellencamp for the first time since the three founders of Farm Aid toured together in 2009.

The 2024 edition of Nelson's Outlaw Music Festival will cover 27 cities, coast to coast, between its June 21 opening date in an Atlanta suburb and its concluding Sept. 20 ...Read more

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Stagecoach 2024: Set times, new layout and limited passes announced

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Goldenvoice, producers of the 2024 Stagecoach Festival, announced the set times for the three-day hoedown in the desert taking place on April 26-28 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio.

The festival, which includes headliners Eric Church, Miranda Lambert and Morgan Wallen, supported by acts like Post Malone, Jelly Roll, Hardy, ...Read more


What to stream: Take trip through space, time to experience Sandler's serious side

An upside to Adam Sandler’s long-standing business relationship with streaming behemoth Netflix is that it's given the beloved funnyman room to experiment. Over the course of his deal with Netflix, he's turned in several of his silly ensemble comedies with his best pals, shot in exotic locations, but the Sandman has increasingly turned to more...Read more

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Taylor Swift rep addresses Scott Swift paparazzi assault allegations

A rep for Taylor Swift is speaking on the allegations against the superstar’s father, who is accused of assaulting a paparazzo in Australia this week, following Swift’s Eras Tour shows in Sydney.

The spokesperson offered context for the situation in a statement to People, but did not elaborate on the claims directed at Scott Swift, 71.

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New on DVD: 'Lord of Misrule' brings rustic terror to British countryside

A British folk horror throwback tops the DVD releases for the week of March 5.

"Lord of Misrule": From the director of “Orphan: First Kill," this tale of folklore-inspired fright centers on a woman who has recently taken over as the priest of a small town. When her daughter goes missing during the local harvest festival, a desperate search ...Read more

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List of DVD release dates for Feb. 27 and beyond

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


27: Wonka

27: Migration

27: Next Goal Wins

27: Dream Scenario

27: Fear the Walking Dead: Season 8

27: Miranda's Victim

27: My True Fairytale

27: Ocean Boy

27: Pretty Red Dress

27: The Black Mass

27: The Blessing Bracelet

27: The ...Read more