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Sandra Oh poised to make Emmy history

Sandra Oh is on the verge of killing it. As expected, the "Killing Eve" star was included Tuesday among the Emmy nominees for outstanding actress in a dramatic series, setting the stage for a historic moment.

Only one actor of Asian descent, "The Good Wife's" Archie Panjabi, has ever won an Emmy, but that was for a supporting role. Only one ...Read more

Do abuse allegations against 'Bachelor' creator Mike Fleiss spell trouble for the franchise?

LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles County judge on Tuesday ordered Mike Fleiss, the reality television producer behind "The Bachelor" franchise, to stay 100 yards away from his estranged wife after she filed a complaint alleging that he'd verbally and physically abused her. As part of that complaint, she submitted photos of bruises she alleged he'd ...Read more

Jennifer Hudson, David Otunga reach parenting agreement in Cook County case

CHICAGO -- Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson and her former fiance, David Otunga, reached an agreement Tuesday in Cook County court to end their year-and-a-half legal battle over child support and parenting time for their 9-year-old son.

Hudson, a 37-year-old South Side native, and Otunga, a 39-year-old Elgin native, signed paperwork after seven ...Read more

'Lion King' to bolster Disney's box office dominance

LOS ANGELES -- The Walt Disney Co. doesn't have to wait to be king, unlike the little cub Simba. But the release of its latest remake, "The Lion King," should further cement the company's rule at the box office.

Disney's high-tech re-imagining of its 1994 animated hit is expected to lord over the multiplex once it hits theaters Thursday night. ...Read more

Xxxtentacion's estate teases new song, 'Royalty,' one year after his death

The estate of the late rapper Xxxtentacion is expected to release a new track by the artist on Friday, called "Royalty," feeding a demand that shows no signs of slowing down a year after his death. A snippet of the song has been floating around the internet since April, and an Instagram account reportedly linked to the estate teased the release ...Read more

Between 'Fleabag' and 'Killing Eve,' Phoebe Waller-Bridge has the Emmys nominations' golden touch

LOS ANGELES -- Maybe Emmy voters couldn't resist Phoebe Waller-Bridge's fetching black jumpsuit. Maybe they've finally started listening to critics. Or maybe the Hot Priest just called in some favors with the man upstairs.

Whatever the case may be, the bittersweet second season of "Fleabag" picked up 11 Emmy nominations Tuesday -- exactly 11 ...Read more

Movie review: Watch 'The Great Hack,' then delete Facebook

Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim's documentary "The Great Hack," streaming on Netflix starting July 24, should be required viewing for every American citizen (make it a double feature with the Steve Bannon doc "The Brink"). Then every American citizen should delete Facebook. At a bare minimum, we should seriously consider the devil's bargain we've ...Read more

Emmy nods reveal a lot about those we put on thrones

Fantasy collided with reality when the nominations for the 71st Emmy Awards were announced Tuesday: The Television Academy overwhelming chose to fly with dragons and tackle real-world racism, all in the same election cycle.

The final season of "Game of Thrones" -- by far its weakest -- landed 32 nominations, the most ever for a drama series in ...Read more

Chiwetel Ejiofor picks at Scar from 'The Lion King'

LOS ANGELES -- Whether it be the 1994 animated version of "The Lion King" or the new live-action version of the animal tale, the one thing that remains a constant is that Scar is one of the most manipulative, power-hungry, control-obsessed characters in Disney history. Jeremy Irons was behind bringing that evilness to life in the animated ...Read more

'Sword of Trust' review: Marc Maron's pawn shop owner takes on Civil War conspiracy theorists

A glass three-fifths full, writer-director Lynn Shelton's affable comedy "Sword of Trust" gets by on the improvisational wiles of its cast.

For those looking for it, there's also a glimmer or two of social observation regarding the way our country's current divide zigzags back inevitably to the Civil War, how that turned out, who wants what to ...Read more

Johnny Clegg, South African artist who fought apartheid with music, dies at 66

South African musician Johnny Clegg, who formed one of the first rock bands with black and white musicians that performed together when apartheid was still the law of the land, has died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 66.

Clegg died at his home in Johannesburg, his manager, Roddy Quin, confirmed in a statement.

Clegg was ...Read more

'When They See Us' star on competing for Emmy against 'Moonlight' costar Mahershala Ali

Jharrel Jerome was overcome with emotion.

"Oh, man, I'm on cloud 9!" Jerome declared just minutes after he learned he had been nominated for lead actor in a limited series for the Netflix miniseries "When They See Us." Director Ava DuVernay's searing saga, which earned 16 Emmy nominations, including one in the competitive limited series ...Read more

Rhea Seehorn is the best thing about 'Better Call Saul.' So where's her Emmy nomination?

"Better Call Saul" picked up nine Emmy nominations Tuesday, including nods for series and actors Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Giancarlo Esposito and Michael McKean.

But once again, Emmy voters failed to recognize the best part of the show: the actress who plays attorney Kim Wexler, the character who acts as the series' moral compass and stands...Read more

Beyoncé could finally win an Emmy with her 'Homecoming' nominations

Beyonce's 2018 Coachella performance, which was turned into a film and acclaimed live album called "Homecoming," racked up even more accolades Tuesday morning: The Netflix special was nominated for six Emmy Awards.

That puts the beloved musician and actress one step closer to finally winning an Emmy after four previous nods over the years.

Of ...Read more

'Game of Thrones' finale complaints don't stop massive number of Emmy nods

Fans may have had mixed to "way to ruin my favorite show, you sexist pigs" feelings about the final season of HBO's "Game of Thrones," but these were not shared by the 24,000 or so members of the Television Academy, who seem to agree, at least collectively, with my earlier assessment that it is the best show ever.

But enough about me.

It's ...Read more

Meek Mill's attorneys to tell Pa. appeals court that he deserves a new trial

PHILADELPHIA -- Meek Mill's legal journey will take another step Tuesday afternoon, but it will take time to determine how much closer that step will move the celebrity rapper toward his long-desired goal of removing a decade-old conviction from his record.

Attorneys for Mill are scheduled to appear before a panel of Superior Court judges at 3:...Read more

Emmy rules: Why Millie Bobby Brown and 'Big Little Lies' are missing from the nominations

LOS ANGELES -- Scrolling through Tuesday's Emmy nominations, you might find yourself wondering if this year's list represents a Hall of Fame of Snubs.

Where are "Stranger Things" and Millie Bobby Brown? Nothing for "Big Little Lies"? (Don't tell Renata.) And "The Handmaid's Tale" earns 11 nominations but gets ignored in all the major categories...Read more

Commentary: From 'Chernobyl' to 'When They See Us,' how best limited series became the Emmys' strongest category

LOS ANGELES -- A decade ago, the miniseries couldn't get any respect. In 2009 and 2010 -- as shows like "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad" were racking up Emmys -- the format was so out of fashion that the Television Academy could find only two programs worth nominating for outstanding miniseries. For the next three years, miniseries and TV movies ...Read more

Emmys 2019: snubs and surprises

No Emmy nominations day would be complete without at least a few snubs and surprises. The 2019 edition -- announced by D'Arcy Carden and Ken Jeong on Tuesday -- includes "Schitt's Creek and "When They See Us" and, yet again, omits "The Good Fight."

The Times breaks down all of those who surprisingly will, and shockingly won't, be up for the top...Read more

Movie review: David Crosby rattles the skeletons in his own closet

"Morrison, what a dork," the crustily cantankerous (cantankerously crusty?) David Crosby opines while regarding a photo of The Doors frontman displayed in the Laurel Canyon Country Store. The visit to the small Los Angeles grocery store is one stop on a "David Crosby: This is Your Life" style tour in the documentary "David Crosby: Remember My ...Read more

 

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