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He's ready: R&B singer Tevin Campbell confirms he is gay in new interview

Tevin Campbell is opening up about his sexuality, coming out to the world this week as a gay man in an interview with the People magazine podcast "People Every Day."

"When I came out to my family and friends [at] about 19 or 20, that was it for me," the "I'm Ready" singer said. "And then I went on the road of discovering myself. I didn't know ...Read more

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Rocker Travis Barker has COVID-19 just months after hospitalization for pancreatitis

LOS ANGELES — Drummer Travis Barker has COVID-19, contracting the virus nearly two months after he was hospitalized for pancreatitis.

The Blink-182 rocker shared the news Thursday on Instagram, posting an artsy throwback photo of him handling drumsticks with a caption that said: "Covid sucks I'd rather be playing drums."

Barker, 46, didn't ...Read more

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NYC singer-songwriter Elizabeth Chan, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love oppose Mariah Carey's attempt to trademark 'Queen of Christmas' title

NEW YORK — All I want for Christmas is you — to call me the “Queen of Christmas.”

A New York musician known for her festive tunes and a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer are blasting “All I Want for Christmas Is You” singer Mariah Carey’s attempt to claim the title of “Queen of Christmas.”

Elizabeth Chan has filed a formal ...Read more

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Facing a bleak box office, theater owners struggle under debt loads

LOS ANGELES — The box office bounty of "Top Gun: Maverick" now feels long past for the world's biggest cinema operators.

After a series of movies including the "Top Gun" sequel, "Minions: The Rise of Gru" and "Thor: Love and Thunder" brought waves of audiences back to cinemas, the cinema industry is facing a severe dry spell.

Since the so-so...Read more

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5 shows to watch: 'Game of Thrones' prequel 'House of the Dragon' will make your heart race -- and your stomach churn

'House of the Dragon'

If you thought the best thing about "Game of Thrones" was its brutal violence, you'll be thrilled with the blockbuster's first spinoff. Set more than 180 years before the Emmy-winning series, the story revolves around a Targaryen civil war, triggered by the resistance to a woman ascending to the Iron Throne. For every ...Read more

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Review: HBO's first 'Game of Thrones' spinoff recaptures the power, grandeur of the original

Let's start at the end. "Game of Thrones" was the television drama of the decade right up until its eighth and final season, when the HBO series' conclusion disappointed fans on a global scale. Despite all of the show's dexterous villains, fierce emancipators, persevering women and supernatural surprises, it handed the crown to a boy who'd ...Read more

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'House of the Dragon' review: Power plays, violence, dragons and incest. Yep, sounds like a 'Game of Thrones' prequel

Because no intellectual property shall go unexploited, HBO is back at the “Game of Thrones” well and hoping a lot of viewers follow along for “House of the Dragon,” a prequel series that takes place nearly 200 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen.

Ah yes, Daenerys the dragon whisperer — she of the white-blonde hair and grim, ...Read more

Movie review: 'The Legend of Molly Johnson' a thrilling tale of human resilience

Directed by, written by and starring a whirlwind by the name of Leah Purcell, “The Legend of Molly Johnson” (aka “The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson”) is a harrowing portrait of a woman and her children alone in the late 19th century Australian frontier.

Already the mother of a small brood, Molly is pregnant when we first ...Read more

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Will Smith's Oscar slap damaged his reputation with consumers of all ages, data shows

The slap heard around the world has had a devastating effect on Will Smith’s reputation with consumers.

The newly minted Oscar winner’s Q Scores have dropped significantly since he slapped Chris Rock onstage at the Academy Awards in March.

According to Variety VIP, the new data — the industry standard for measuring celebrities’ mass ...Read more

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Amandla Stenberg is over 'people talking about my chest,' especially this film critic

"Bodies Bodies Bodies" is the latest film in Amandla Stenberg's body of work. But the actor has had enough of what other people think of her body — specificially her chest.

On Thursday, the "Hate U Give" star was the subject of social media drama after she sent a private message to New York Times film critic Lena Wilson on Wednesday. In her ...Read more

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A new 'Game of Thrones' spinoff series premieres this week. How are fans preparing?

When the 73rd and final episode of “Game of Thrones” premiered on HBO in May 2019, the fan reaction was ... mixed at best. After investing years into the world of Westeros and witnessing countless bloody betrothals, backstabbings and beheadings, viewers were left a little unsatisfied with who ascended to the Iron Throne.

But that’s all in...Read more

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Review: Idris Elba, meet lion. The new thriller 'Beast' doesn't beat around the bush

Lions and poachers and snares, oh my! In the satisfyingly grisly survival thriller "Beast," Idris Elba plays a grieving widower who drags his two teenage daughters to a South African game reserve, embarking on an emotional journey that devolves into a nightmarish tussle with Mother Nature. Jean-Luc Godard famously said that all you need to make ...Read more

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Review: 'Sprung' an uneven but delightful Greg Garcia sitcom

Anyone going into “Sprung” with no idea who created it will probably be able to determine within minutes that they’re watching a Greg Garcia joint.

Like many auteurs, Garcia has established a distinctive brand for himself thanks to his previous work on shows like “My Name is Earl” and “Raising Hope.” Garcia has a knack for helming...Read more

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Run-DMC's Darryl McDaniels aims to change lives of foster kids with Camp Felix, says his own adoption inspired his mission

NEW YORK — Nothing tricky about Run-DMC rapper Darryl McDaniels’ passion for transforming the lives of foster children.

For nearly two decades, the pioneering rapper from Queens has made it his mission to inspire, educate and entertain New York City kids in the foster care system through his nonprofit The Felix Organization, which hosts an ...Read more

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Desire for COVID catharsis led to Greg Garcia's sitcom 'Sprung'

PITTSBURGH — Politicians using inside information to profit off the misfortune of others. Businesses taking advantage of stimulus money. Regular folks hoarding scarce supplies. Those were the stories Greg Garcia couldn't seem to escape during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"As somebody sitting back in their house sheltered in place,...Read more

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'Horny-forward' 'She-Hulk' is not your usual Marvel fare. Here are the key contrasts

In the first episode of "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law," audiences not only learn how Jennifer Walters gains her superpowers — they also discover that she's a tad obsessed with Steve Rogers' sex life. It's something she keeps pestering her cousin Bruce Banner about until he reveals whether Rogers ever lost his virginity.

One of the things about ...Read more

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Review: The haunting Holocaust doc 'Three Minutes: A Lengthening' finds mystery in minutiae

The snippets of footage that are played and replayed in "Three Minutes: A Lengthening" open a window — smudged, weathered, mysterious, revelatory — onto a world that no longer exists.

To some extent, as noted by one of the interlocutors in this probing and ruminative essay film, this is the fate of most filmed nonfiction material, since the...Read more

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The remaking of Demi Lovato: 'I am owning my dark side'

LOS ANGELES — In January, a month after her most recent stint in rehab, Demi Lovato drove the final stake into the heart of her child-star past.

At her home studio in Los Angeles, Lovato posed for a photo with representatives from her record label and management team, led by Scooter Braun, who were all, incidentally, dressed in black. At the ...Read more

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'Buffy' star Nicholas Brendon 'doing fine' after dealing with heart issue

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Nicholas Brendon, best known for playing the titular heroine's pal Xander in the TV series, was hospitalized recently after suffering another cardiac incident, according to his sister.

The actor, 51, was rushed to a hospital about two weeks ago because of tachycardia, a condition that makes the heart beat ...Read more

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams to reprise roles in 'Take Me Out' revival for second Broadway limited run

NEW YORK — The Tony Award-winning revival of “Take Me Out” will return to Broadway for a second limited run — and two of its stars are returning to the dugout.

“Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Jesse Williams have signed on to reprise their roles in Richard Greenberg’s acclaimed story ...Read more