Influencer Jasmine Yong announces drowning death of toddler son

Lifestyle influencer Jasmine Yong is mourning the loss of her toddler son, who drowned in a hotel on Mother’s Day weekend.

The Malaysian social media personality announced to her 475,000 Instagram followers that 2-year-old Enzo, whom she shared with husband Lim Kong Wang, died after the devastating accident.

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Bumbershoot announces knockout music lineup for 2024

SEATTLE — After its well-received return to form in 2023, we now know what Bumbershoot’s new organizers have in store for a follow-up. On Tuesday, the summer-capping Labor Day weekend bash became the last of the Seattle-area’s core music festivals to announce its 2024 music lineup, curated by a familiar face (more on that later).

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'Masked Singer' winner reveals whether they will resume 'Musical' -- that was a clue -- career

Sixteen contestants went down to one Wednesday night when the "Masked Singer" crowned Goldfish the winner. Underneath the mask was Disney darling, Coachella queen and Broadway beauty Vanessa Hudgens, who was champion of Season 11 of the reality TV competition series.

The competition was down to Goldfish, who sang "Heart of Glass" by Blondie and...Read more


'Babes' review: Pregnancy comedy doesn't shy away from the details

In "Babes," Ilana Glazer and Michelle Buteau play a pair of foul-mouthed besties going through pregnancy back-to-back. It's a gross-out comedy in dialogue only, teasing outrageous Farrelly brothers or Apatow-style moments that in the end are left to viewers' imaginations.

Glazer is Eden and Buteau is Dawn, best friends who grew up together in ...Read more

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Nicole Brown Simpson's sisters open up about O.J. Simpson's recent death

The sisters of Nicole Brown Simpson, O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife, have opened up about the upcoming 30th anniversary of her murder and how they were affected by the former footballer’s recent death.

Brown Simpson was found fatally stabbed alongside her friend Ron Goldman in the courtyard of her Los Angeles home in June 1994. The following year, ...Read more

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Jennifer Lopez slams reporter's question about marital tensions with Ben Affleck

Jennifer Lopez was forced to face the music Wednesday when she was asked about her struggling marriage to Ben Affleck during her ongoing press tour.

Lopez, 54, was on a panel for Netflix’s “Atlas” in Mexico City when a reporter asked “what is true about the situation” and “rumors” concerning her marriage to the 51-year-old Oscar ...Read more

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Carl Craig on Movement, his new documentary and aging like Leonard Cohen

DETROIT — Carl Craig turned 55 on Wednesday, and he'll celebrate his birthday weekend in Hart Plaza with thousands of revelers at Movement, the annual Memorial Day weekend electronic music celebration, where he's due to perform on Saturday night (and well into Sunday morning at an after-party at Spot Lite Detroit).

Then next month, before ...Read more

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Cassie says Sean 'Diddy' Combs' violence 'broke me down' after assault video surfaces

LOS ANGELES — For Casandra "Cassie" Ventura, who sued ex-boyfriend and embattled music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs for alleged assault and abuse, "it takes a lot of heart to tell the truth out of a situation that you were powerless in."

The 37-year-old singer on Thursday opened up about her experience with domestic violence and the support she ...Read more

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Nathan Lane recalls 'The Lion King' origins ahead of Hollywood Bowl anniversary event

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Nathan Lane laughs when asked what he recalls about creating the role of Timon, the mischievous meerkat, in the 1994 animated film "The Lion King." Timon, along with his happy-go-lucky warthog pal Pumbaa, befriend the young lion Simba in the movie.

"I do remember we were then performing in 'Guys and Dolls,' so we would go in...Read more

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Will Moseley was OK finishing 2nd on 'American Idol'

ATLANTA — Georgian Will Moseley had no deep expectations on “American Idol” finale night May 19. One of the final three contestants, he felt like he had already won, having made it far further than he had initially expected.

So coming in second behind Abi Carter won’t cause him to lose any sleep, Moseley told The Atlanta Journal-...Read more


Women and people of color drive ratings for streaming films, UCLA diversity report finds

LOS ANGELES — Amid today's heated streaming wars, it appears diversity is the secret weapon.

Women and people of color played a pivotal role in driving ratings for streaming films in 2023, even as they continued to face relatively limited opportunities and resources behind the camera, according to the second part of a UCLA Hollywood Diversity...Read more

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Kathryn Dennis of 'Southern Charm' charged with DUI after a 3-vehicle collision

Former "Southern Charm" cast member Kathryn Dennis faces a DUI charge after allegedly causing a three-vehicle collision in Goose Creek, South Carolina.

The former reality television star has been released after being arrested and held at the Berkeley County Hill-Finklea Detention Center, authorities say.

Dennis, 32, was riding with her dog in ...Read more

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Ultimate BottleRock Napa 2024 Guide: What to do, where to be, who to see

SAN JOSE, Calif. — It’s shaping up to be another big year at BottleRock Napa Valley, which is offering up stadium-headliner Ed Sheeran, two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Stevie Nicks, the amazingly popular Pearl Jam, acclaimed Latin music act Maná, powerful rock band Queens of the Stone Age and red hot hip-hop star Megan Thee ...Read more

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Don Cheadle's Marvel movie 'Armor Wars' is back on track for 2025

ATLANTA — Marvel has placed Don Cheadle’s “Armor Wars” back on its schedule, with plans to begin shooting at Trilith Studios in Fayetteville early next year, according to Productionlist.com, which tracks active scripted TV series and films.

Based on the comic book story of the same name, “Armor Wars” was originally set to be a TV ...Read more

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Television Q&A: Is it time to send search and rescue for '9-1-1: Lone Star'?

You have questions. I have some answers.

Q: I have loved both “9-1-1” programs. I know the original one has moved from Fox to ABC, but “9-1-1: Lone Star” has not shown up anywhere. Has it been canceled? I hope not.

A: After the Hollywood strikes threw a wrench into TV scheduling, Fox decided to hold “9-1-1: Lone Star” back for its ...Read more

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Poppy Harlow follows her CNN exit with a plea for love

MINNEAPOLIS — High-profile anchors who lose their vaunted positions often depart in a huff, generating the kind of dramatic headlines they're accustomed to reading off a teleprompter. But after her CNN morning show got cut in February, Poppy Harlow exited with so much grace that management threw her a lavish going-away party.

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Reba McEntire's pick Asher HaVon wins 'The Voice' as 3 coaches take their final bows

LOS ANGELES — Asher HaVon won "The Voice" on Tuesday as three of the reality show's four coaches also prepared to take their final bows.

The 31-year-old soul and R&B singer from Selma, Alabama, was moved to tears when his victory was announced during the second half of the two-night season finale. The finale's voice-over explained that HaVon ...Read more

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Shakira, Enrique Iglesias and Los Tigres Del Norte headline the 3rd annual Besame Mucho Festival

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Get ready to grab your tío, botas and sombrero because Bésame Mucho, the ultimate multi-generational, multi-genre Latino music fest is returning to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Saturday, Dec. 21.

The single-day event, which debuted in 2022, will again include pop, regional Mexican, merengue, cumbia and rock en Español...Read more

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TV review: Shay Mitchell's cocktail series doesn't have enough punch

Shay Mitchell has a drinking problem. I'm not suggesting the "Pretty Little Liars" star needs to check into a treatment center. I'm talking about the fact that "Thirst with Shay Mitchell," which started streaming Thursday on Max, falls a little flat.

The premise sounds tasty: Exploring South America over four episodes with a personality that ...Read more

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How Laci Kaye Booth survived Nashville to make a killer country album

LOS ANGELES — Laci Kaye Booth clearly recalls the career path she'd envisioned in her head.

After finishing in fourth place on "American Idol" in 2019, the smoky-voiced country singer from small-town Texas promptly moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a record deal — then landed one just months later when she signed with Big Machine, ...Read more