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Kelly Clarkson's ex-husband ordered to return millions he earned for booking her jobs

Kelly Clarkson’s ex-husband, music manager Brandon Blackstock, was ordered to fork over the millions he allegedly overcharged when he booked gigs for the pop-star-turned-TV host.

A California labor commissioner ruled that Blackstock, 46, must hand over the $2,641,374 he took home for booking jobs and finalizing deals for the 41-year-old “...Read more

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Action icon John Woo on why he loves LA and what brought him back to Hollywood

LOS ANGELES — Hong Kong auteur John Woo is back working in Hollywood for the first time since 2003's "Paycheck" with Christmas actioner "Silent Night," in which the influential director of classics "Hard Boiled," "The Killer" and "Face/Off" proves he's still got a master's touch when it comes to breathtaking balletic violence and broken ...Read more

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Review: Here comes Eddie Murphy, right down 'Candy Cane Lane' with a mixed bag of a holiday film

Eddie Murphy's new holiday comedy, "Candy Cane Lane," won't join the ranks of Christmas classics, but it's not quite a lump of coal either. Murphy plays Chris Carver, happy dad to a beautiful family in picturesque El Segundo, home of this very newspaper (there's a funny flash moment acknowledging that, yes, LAX is just around the corner).

When ...Read more

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Sample in a Sphere? Phish is the latest music act set to take over Las Vegas orb

Sphere, Las Vegas' round and LED-screened spectacle and venue, has welcomed just a handful of artists since its debut in September. Come 2024, Phish will be the latest music act to showcase its work in a series of shows described as a "once-in-a-lifetime audio-visual experience."

The "Farmhouse" and "Sample in a Jar" band will take over the ...Read more

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T.I. sets aside viral family drama to plug son King's new single, 'Father Like Sons'

Is all well again in the Harris household? Rapper T.I. and his son King have set aside their apparent animosity and banded together for King's newest foray into music.

On Wednesday, the 19-year-old released his first family collaboration, "Father Like Sons," which features T.I.'s elder son Domani. Incidentally, it came on the heels of King and ...Read more

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Mehdi Hasan show canceled as MSNBC revamps weekend schedule

MSNBC is shaking up its weekend schedule, adding a panel show and ending the hour hosted by Medhi Hasan.

Hasan is losing his weekend opinion program, but will remain with the NBCUniversal-owned progressive news network as a political analyst and fill-in. His weekly program on streaming network Peacock is also canceled due to low viewership.

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The warm sun and cold shoulder of Rosamund Pike in 'Saltburn'

The actress speaks with a refinement that says, although she may not have been born into Elspeth's manor, she at least knows those who have. In Rosamund Pike's clever hands, the "Saltburn" character is plenty salty, and her targets feel her burns — of the freezer variety. Elspeth is a virtuoso at the warm sun/cold shoulder art of manipulation...Read more

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Anthony Bourdain's scathing Henry Kissinger remarks resurface after foreign policy figure's death

Anthony Bourdain didn't mince words when it came to Henry Kissinger.

"Henry Kissinger walks into a bar. Would it displease you if I walked over and punched Henry Kissinger in the face?" Bourdain once asked guests appearing on an episode of his "Parts Unknown" TV program.

The late chef's scathing remarks about the foreign policy figure have ...Read more

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Television Q&A: Is it bon voyage for 'Emily in Paris'?

You have questions. I have some answers.

Q: I am wild about “Emily in Paris,” the series on Netflix. Will there be any more seasons? It left us hanging. It’s ripe for more seasons. Help!!!

A: Not long after its second season arrived in December 2021, Netflix announced that the Lucy Collins series would be back for both a third and a ...Read more

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Colman Domingo defends 'Euphoria' set conditions: 'Young actors may not be up for the task'

Colman Domingo is defending working conditions behind the scenes on the set of "Euphoria," and suggesting younger actors' lack of work ethic could be behind the claims.

Domingo sat down with the Independent for an interview published over the weekend, and the actor addressed talk that conditions on set were less than desirable, saying that was ...Read more

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Keke Palmer says 'misogyny came at me hard' amid Darius Jackson abuse allegations

LOS ANGELES — Keke Palmer is contemplating the role mental health plays in personal relationships after breaking things off with ex-boyfriend Darius Jackson, whom she accused of abuse nearly three weeks ago.

The "Nope" start got candid with her mother, Sharon, as she reflected on her upbringing and experiences with misogyny in the latest ...Read more

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'Candy Cane Lane' review: My Christmas wish is for Eddie Murphy to find a better Christmas movie

Eddie Murphy is 62 and looks about 39. Whatever he’s doing, it’s working — but the same can’t be said for his most recent projects.

“Candy Cane Lane” is one of a three-picture deal Murphy has with Amazon, along with the recent, disheartening comedy “You People.” It marks a reunion for Murphy and director Reginald Hudlin, whose �...Read more

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When Don and Barbara Rickles met Bob and Ginnie Newhart, they became friends for life -- as told in Judd Apatow's latest film

CHICAGO — Here, ladies and gentlemen, is Bob Newhart:

“Somebody called me up and they said, ‘Look, Don Rickles is looking for a best friend … and none of us wanna do it. Would you?’

“And I said, ‘How long?’

“They said, ‘A year at the most.’”

Bob Newhart and Don Rickles were friends for nearly 60 years and that ...Read more

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Jenny Lewis sprinkles some joy into her latest album and tour

ANAHEIM, Calif. — In the minutes leading up to our scheduled call, singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis was hurriedly writing down song titles in her Los Angeles home, grappling with the decision of what to include in the set list for her Joy'All Ball Tour.

"There's so many different records and tracks at this point, so I was trying to get it all ...Read more

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Commentary: Aubrey Plaza goes off in her off-Broadway debut, 'Danny and the Deep Blue Sea'

In Season 2 of HBO’s “The White Lotus,” Aubrey Plaza plays Harper, an employment lawyer with a pinched, plaintive expression that seems perpetually on the verge of freezing into a sarcastic smirk.

Harper’s air of annoyance isn’t unwarranted. Not only is her marriage to Ethan, a tech genius whose company hit the jackpot, increasingly ...Read more

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20 years on, a transformed New Zealand looks back at 'Lord of the Rings'

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand was primarily known abroad for its sheep, its wine and its rugby team on the September day in 1998 that filmmaker Peter Jackson's helicopter landed on a sprawling family farm about 100 miles south of Auckland.

The country's film industry was another matter: Though New Zealand had produced crossover ...Read more

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Jonathan Majors' lawyers fight to keep evidence sealed as jury selection starts in domestic violence trial

NEW YORK — The first day of Jonathan Majors’ domestic violence trial saw the actor’s lawyers fight to keep evidence under wraps and prospective jurors sworn in and sent home without answering questions.

Majors, 34, faces up to a year in jail if convicted of misdemeanor assault charges for allegedly roughing up his ex-girlfriend, Grace ...Read more

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Travis Kelce reveals nickname for Taylor Swift following NFL record

Travis Kelce let slip his nickname for Taylor Swift as he thanked the superstar for cheering on his new NFL record.

The Kansas City Chiefs tight end, 34, shouted out the “Anti-Hero” singer for liking the team’s Instagram post on Sunday, which celebrated Kelce as the “fastest tight end to 11k receiving yards AND the only player in ...Read more

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Jon Hamm shares details on 'perfect' wedding to Anna Osceola

Jon Hamm is still relishing in matrimonial bliss.

The “Mad Men” heartthrob, who got hitched to former guest star Anna Osceola in June, appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Tuesday, where he dished on their “very exciting” wedding ceremony at Anderson Canyon in Big Sur, California.

“We did it this summer in beautiful Big Sur. It ...Read more

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The Kelce brothers land their first Billboard No. 1 with 'Fairytale of Philadelphia'

PHILADELPHIA — Two weeks after releasing the Christmas duet “Fairytale of Philadelphia,” NFL stars Travis and Jason Kelce are at the top of the Billboard charts.

The "New Heights" podcast co-hosts took the top spot on the Holiday Digital Song Sales chart and the Rock Digital Song Sales chart this week.

After debuting at No. 2 last week,...Read more