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Cardi B confirms Offset split after cheating rumors: 'I've been single for a minute'

Cardi B and Offset‘s time is up: They have called it quits — again — making moves to end their six-year marriage.

The “Up” rapper confirmed over the weekend that she has “been single for a minute.” In an Instagram live reportedly posted late Sunday evening, the “WAP” musician said she doesn’t think cheating rumors against ...Read more

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'Home Alone' actor undergoes surgery for cancerous tumor following star-studded GoFundMe campaign

Ken Hudson Campbell — a beloved actor best known for playing Santa Claus in “Home Alone” — has undergone a desperately needed cancer surgery, paid for in part by a GoFundMe bolstered by famous donors like Steve Carell, Bob Odenkirk and Tim Meadows.

Campbell’s daughter, Michaela, confirmed doctors operated on her father Thursday ...Read more

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'Barbenheimer' reigns in the 2024 Golden Globe nominations: The full list

“Barbie” was off to the awards-season races Monday with a leading nine nominations for the Golden Globes, the embattled Hollywood institution that itself is trying to win back an audience and find a path to relevancy.

Director Greta Gerwig’s pretty-in-pink film was followed closely by its pop culture companion, Christopher Nolan’s “...Read more

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Nicki Minaj fans create AI-generated city celebrating her new album 'Pink Friday 2'

One-way ticket to Gag City, anyone?

Nicki Minaj’s “Pink Friday 2,” her first album in five years, was released Friday on the rapper’s 41st birthday. In anticipation of her fifth studio album, her fans created an AI-generated city dubbed “Gag City,” a celestial metropolis drenched in Minaj’s signature bubblegum pink.

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In a tumultuous year for Hollywood, 'The Bear' and 'The Diplomat' were among TV's bright spots

CHICAGO — We close the book on a year that saw Hollywood weather a writers and actors strike, resulting in almost no work for nearly six months. Tough times for anyone who makes a living in TV.

But it also functioned as an overdue course correction. Streamers have been loathe to admit they’re churning out more shows than audiences can keep ...Read more

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The 100 best songs of 2023

Where do songs come from? For now, they come from us — from our needs, our wants, our regrets, our scorn. Next year, they might come from a box brought to near-sentience by all the songs that came before.

Here, in descending order of greatness, are our picks for the 50 best of 2023, followed by 50 more bangers in alphabetical order.

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This year's most poignant and powerful narratives were in video games

We still too often talk about video games as escapes — little playthings that are big business but often considered not as serious as their media peers.

And yet in 2023 the most mature, poignant and thoughtful narratives I experienced were the interactive ones — whether they tackled major topics or were simply about the joy, vulnerability ...Read more

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Will Sarah Rafferty reprise her 'Suits' role? For now, she's savoring 'My Life With the Walter Boys'

This summer, Sarah Rafferty starred in one of the most-watched shows to hit streaming — four years after the series ended its run.

"Suits," the legal drama that originally ran on USA Network from 2011 to 2019, has seen a resurgence in popularity since it became available to stream on Netflix in June. (It's also available to stream in full on ...Read more

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The best and worst new Christmas movies streaming in 2023

Dear readers, it’s the season of joy and goodwill and new Netflix Christmas movies, in which people in wildly overdecorated houses navigate the holidays to find love, family harmony, and, quite possibly, one whopper of an electric bill. It’s a Seattle Times tradition to round up and review these movies every year, and though this year ...Read more

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In 'Merry Little Batman,' the Dark Knight takes on a new challenge: parenthood

Over the course of his nearly 85-year history, Batman has taken on countless on-screen iterations.

There was the fun and campy 1960s show starring Adam West as the caped crusader, the stylized world of Tim Burton’s movies, the gritty realism of Christopher Nolan’s film trilogy, and the beloved 1990s animated series. In all of them, the ...Read more

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Rapper 2 Chainz rushed to hospital in early morning Miami car crash

2 Chainz was reportedly rushed to the hospital as the result of a three-car accident that happened early Saturday morning in Miami.

The 46-year-old “Presha” rapper sustained neck injuries in the collision, sources told TMZ.

It’s unclear whether 2 Chainz — who was in the city for the annual art fair, Art Basel — suffered additional ...Read more

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Derek Hough's wife, Hayley Erbert, undergoes brain surgery after dance performance

Hayley Erbert, dancer and wife of “Dancing With the Stars” judge Derek Hough, underwent emergency brain surgery after a Tuesday performance just south of Washington, D.C.

In a statement shared Thursday on Instagram, Hough said that after he and Erbert performed in Oxon Hill, Md., at the MGM National Harbor Hotel & Casino earlier this week, ...Read more

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Brenda Lee debuted 'Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree' in 1958. It just hit No. 1

Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” just topped the charts 65 years after its initial release.

Debuting in 1958, with a 13-year-old Lee belting the holiday classic, the song has finally reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Although it didn’t take off upon its first release, the upbeat song did break into the top 20 in ...Read more

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Appreciation: Seeing people like me on TV led to my career. I have Norman Lear to thank

LOS ANGELES — I wasn’t always a 29-year-old pop culture hound. In fact, I went from a 10-year-old movie nerd to, later, a 20-something TV obsessive.

Watching films and television shows has always been a part of my life — some of my fondest memories are of going to the theater to see “Fast Five” with my cousin and making my mom record ...Read more

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Jury sees texts appearing to show Jonathan Majors admitting to Grace Jabbari assault

NEW YORK — A Manhattan Criminal Court jury on Friday saw old text messages sent by Jonathan Majors appearing to show the actor admitting to assaulting his ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari months before the incident he’s on trial for.

“I fear you have no perspective of what could happen if you go to the hospital. They will ask you questions, ...Read more

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The best TV shows of 2023

The television critics for the Los Angeles Times, Lorraine Ali and Robert Lloyd, weigh in on the series they enjoyed the most in 2023, including some that ended, some that were new and some that were international, but all worth watching.

Lorraine Ali: 10 top shows that remind us it's about the people

Remember early spring of this year, when ...Read more

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Sophie Turner's new boyfriend is handsome British aristocrat, reports confirm

Just three months after her shocking split from American pop-rocker Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner has found a new love interest who may be seen as more suitable, given that she is known to be attached to her English roots.

According to reports, Turner’s new boyfriend is a rich, tall and handsome British aristocrat, who has an appropriately quirky ...Read more

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Forest Whitaker's ex-wife Keisha Nash Whitaker dead at 51

Keisha Nash Whitaker, the ex-wife of Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, has died. The model, actress and former host of TLC’s “What Are You Wearing?” was 51 years old.

The former couple’s 25-year-old daughter, True, shared the tragic news on social media Thursday, but did not provide a cause of death.

“Goodbye mommy. I love you 4ever and ...Read more


Movie review: 'Fast Charlie' hits target as winning thriller

From screenwriter Richard Wenk of “The Equalizer” fame based on the novel “Gun Monkeys” by Victor Gischler, “Fast Charlie” features former James Bond Pierce Brosnan as an amateur chef/gun-toting mob fixer in Biloxi, MS named Charlie Swift. Charlie’s oldest friend and boss Stan Mullen (James Caan in his final role) has become frail ...Read more

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The 20 best albums of 2023

As the lines between private and public spaces became ever blurrier, the music of 2023 pondered the meaning of self — who creates it, who defines it, who controls the rights to manipulate it.

Here are our 20 favorite albums of 2023, in descending order.

1. SZA, "SOS"

Technically, it came out at the tail end of 2022. But SZA does so many ...Read more