Delta's free WiFi, Sync platform point to more connected future

DETROIT and LAS VEGAS — Delta Air Lines Inc. on Wednesday launched free WiFi on 75% of its domestic mainline aircraft, an early step toward its overhaul of in-flight entertainment in favor of personalization and free services like Paramount+ streaming, New York Times puzzles and more.

Expectations around the transportation experience are ...Read more

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Amid brewing battle over daughter's will, Priscilla Presley marks Lisa Marie's birthday

Marking the 55th birthday of her late daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, Priscilla Presley says she's trying to keep their family together.

"Today would have been Lisa's 55th birthday. My wish is to protect my three grandchildren and keep our family together," the 77-year-old ex-wife of legendary singer Elvis Presley said in a statement Wednesday ...Read more


Movie review: M. Night Shyamalan brings signature touch, good and bad, to 'Knock at the Cabin'

It seems that M. Night Shyamalan has the end of days on his mind. A couple of years ago, he pondered the quandary of aging in “Old,” based on the graphic novel “Sandcastle,” by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters. In his latest film, he turns toward the apocalypse, or at least the idea of it, in “Knock at the Cabin,” adapted from ...Read more

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Britney Spears accuses Alyssa Milano of 'bullying' over tweet in wake of welfare check

LOS ANGELES — Britney Spears is still cranky about people calling the cops to check up on her — and now she’s directed her frustration toward actor Alyssa Milano, who tweeted more than six weeks ago, “Someone please go check on Britney Spears.”

“It saddens me to see things about me from people who don’t know me !!!,” the singer ...Read more


Leslie Odom returning to Broadway for 'Purlie Victorious' in first role since 'Hamilton'

NEW YORK — Leslie Odom Jr. is headed back to Broadway.

The actor is set to star in this summer’s revival of the play “Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch” in his first Broadway role since his Tony-winning turn in “Hamilton,” producers announced Wednesday.

Written by Ossie Davis, the satirical “...Read more

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'Dr. Phil' is ending after 21 seasons, but it's not the last we'll see of Phil McGraw

After 21 seasons, "Dr. Phil" is coming to an end so that the daytime TV host can expand his audience with another planned venture.

In a Wednesday statement, CBS Media Ventures and host Dr. Phil McGraw said that the daytime TV star wants to expand his audience in a new venture, as he has "grave concerns for the American family."

"I have been ...Read more

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DC boss James Gunn shrugs off 'Shazam' star Zachary Levi's anti-Pfizer tweet

DC boss James Gunn has addressed a controversial tweet from Zachary Levi that called into question the "Shazam!" star's position on vaccines.

On Saturday, Levi tweeted "Hardcore agree" in response to someone who asked whether people consider pharmaceutical company Pfizer "a real danger to the world." Levi's tweet has since ignited a debate as ...Read more


'Knock at the Cabin' review: Knock all you want, no one's home in M. Night Shyamalan's latest

“Knock at the Cabin” is a real load — 100 lugubrious minutes of what is intended as steadily mounting dread and apocalypse prevention seminar.

It’s frustrating because writer-director M. Night Shyamalan has made seriously good films and some that go splat. With every new Shyamalan project, millions of moviegoers have a way of holding ...Read more

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Grammys 2023 predictions: Who will win, who should win and who'll get robbed

LOS ANGELES — After a year with no audience and a year in Las Vegas, the 65th Grammy Awards will return to normal on Sunday evening with a full house at the ceremony's longtime home of Crypto.com Arena in downtown Los Angeles.

Top nominees include Beyoncé with nine nods, followed by Kendrick Lamar with eight and Adele and Brandi Carlile with...Read more

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Beyoncé announces Renaissance world tour

Beyhive, this is not a drill.

Beyoncé on Wednesday announced her forthcoming Renaissance world tour and posted the concert dates on her website. The singer will travel across Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States, with the tour kicking off May 10 in Stockholm and concluding Sept. 27 in New Orleans.

Fans can register for ...Read more

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A cat reviews Netflix's new docuseries about the world's richest dog

[Editor's note: This review was written by Los Angeles Times TV critic Robert Lloyd's cat, Visity Kitty.]

I don't watch a lot of television, ordinarily being busy with sleeping, eating, chasing things that aren't there and trying to teach the people around here how to speak my language. (What about "meow" do you not understand?) But ...Read more

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It's not just Bill and Frank: 'Long Long Time' is still one of Linda Ronstadt's favorites, too

Linda Ronstadt has a simple and earnest message for the folks discovering her music after the latest episode of "The Last of Us": She hopes you enjoy it.

The third installment of HBO's post-apocalyptic drama, aptly titled "Long, Long Time" for the pivotal role that Ronstadt's hit ballad plays in the episode, tells the story of Bill (Nick ...Read more

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Ashton Kutcher made peace with divorce from Demi Moore -- until her tell-all memoir hit

Ashton Kutcher isn't quite over ex-wife Demi Moore's memoir, "Inside Out," more than three years after its release.

In an interview with Esquire published Tuesday, the beloved "That '70s Show" star said he was "f— pissed" that Moore revealed details of their turbulent marriage after he worked to keep his personal life away from the public eye...Read more

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The jeweler behind 'Black Panther 2' reveals one last Easter egg you might've missed

"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" received five Academy Award nominations last month, including one for costume designer Ruth Carter and her team, which includes Douriean Fletcher, a jeweler who created the metalwork seen on the Dora Milaje as well as signature pieces that adorn Oscar nominee Angela Bassett's Queen Ramonda and other members of ...Read more

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'Dr. Phil' to end after 21 seasons on daytime television

After more than two decades on air, Phil McGraw’s eponymous daytime talk show will come to an end in the spring.

McGraw on Tuesday revealed his long-running advice show, “Dr. Phil,” will wrap with the current 2022-2023 television season, the show’s 21st. The announcement comes at the end of his most recent contract — which involved a ...Read more


Sound Advice: Going electric in the home and garden, including lawn mowers

Q. I saw your columns about the special promotions on the Ryobi 18V ONE+ cordless power tools and even bought a couple. That leads to my next question, do you have any experience with cordless electric lawn mowers for use in a small yard? I am in the market for one, and with California laws banning sales of new gas mowers I think I am ready to ...Read more

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Ozzy Osbourne retires from touring because he's 'not physically capable' of traveling

Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne is retiring from touring because he says he is "not physically capable" of dealing with the travel.

The 74-year-old "No More Tears" and "Crazy Train" singer made the announcement Tuesday, canceling his upcoming tour stops while marking four years since a major accident that damaged his spine and resulted in ...Read more

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Ron Howard wanted to direct Cindy Williams and feels 'a little sad' that he never did

Director Ron Howard is lamenting a missed opportunity with his old friend Cindy Williams nearly a week after she died at age 75.

The Oscar-winning "A Beautiful Mind" filmmaker told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday that his "American Graffiti" co-star's death is going to "leave a little void" and shared he was hoping to collaborate with the "...Read more

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2023 nominees include Willie Nelson, Missy Elliott, George Michael, Sheryl Crow

Willie Nelson, The White Stripes, Missy Elliott and the late George Michael are among the eight first-time contenders on the list of 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees eligible for induction.

The other four new nominees announced Wednesday morning are Cyndi Lauper, Sheryl Crow, Joy Division/New Order and the late Warren Zevon. They join ...Read more


Family guide to new movie releases


Rated R for violence and language.

What it’s about: A home invasion horror thriller with an apocalyptic bent in which a group of fanatical strangers attempts to convince a family to sacrifice one of their own.

The kid attractor factor: This is a heavy thriller with dark themes — not much appeal for kids.

Good lessons...Read more