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Bill Viola, pioneer video artist who explored nature of human consciousness, dies at 73

LOS ANGELES — Artist Bill Viola, whose pioneering work with video since the 1970s opened the door to what would become a major artform internationally, died Friday at his home in Long Beach after a long struggle with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, according to his wife and artistic partner, Kira Perov. He was 73.

Diagnosed in 2012, he had ...Read more

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Neon's 'Longlegs' scaring up strong box office as big-budget 'Fly Me to the Moon' struggles

LOS ANGELES — Neon's horror movie "Longlegs" is headed toward a better-than-expected domestic box office debut, while Apple's big-budget romantic comedy "Fly Me to the Moon" is struggling to take off with moviegoers.

Powered by a clever marketing campaign, "Longlegs" is projected to gross more than $20 million in the U.S. and Canada from ...Read more

Alec Baldwin seen out with documentary crew following 'Rust' dismissal

Following the dismissal of his involuntary manslaughter case on Friday, Alec Baldwin was spotted celebrating with his family, legal team and the documentary film crew that’s been tailing him throughout the trial.

It’s unclear what the crew was filming anything during the festivities, but they were clearly seen huddled with their camera at ...Read more

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Rebel Wilson sued for defamation by producers from 'The Deb' after actor called them out

LOS ANGELES — Three producers on Rebel Wilson's musical comedy film "The Deb" are suing the Australian actor for defamation after she accused them on social media of conspiring to sabotage the movie.

The lawsuit was filed Friday in the Los Angeles County Superior Court on behalf of Amanda Ghost, Gregor Cameron and Vince Holden and was ...Read more

Dave Loggins, 'Please Come to Boston' singer, dies at 76

Dave Loggins, the singer-songwriter behind the 1974 smash "Please Come to Boston" and the theme for the Masters golf tournament, has died. He was 76.

According to an obituary notice placed in the Tennessean newspaper, Loggins died Wednesday at Alive Hospice in Nashville. No cause of death was given.

Loggins, a Tennessee native, was a second ...Read more

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'Feeling way worse today': Morgan Wallen reschedules Charlotte stadium shows for the fall

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two concerts country music star Morgan Wallen was scheduled to play at Bank of America Stadium — on back-to-back nights July 18 and 19 — have been postponed.

“I hate to reschedule shows,” Wallen posted on X on Friday afternoon, “but I powered through being sick in Tampa last night, and unfortunately woke up feeling...Read more

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Morgan Wallen, feeling sick, cancels Tampa and Charlotte concerts

TAMPA. Fla. — Morgan Wallen played a sold-out concert in Tampa on Thursday during his One Night at a Time tour. But he won’t be making it to his second show at Raymond James Stadium on Friday.

The country singer said he woke up too sick to perform again this week. He also pushed back his Charlotte concert dates scheduled for July 18 and 19 ...Read more

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Eddie Murphy and Paige Butcher are married after nearly 6-year engagement

July is Eddie Murphy’s month.

The Oscar nominated actor-comedian reportedly married his long-term partner, Australian model Paige Butcher, on Tuesday — less than a week after the premiere of his latest movie, “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F.”

The couple were wed in a private ceremony in Anguilla, an island in the eastern Caribbean, People ...Read more

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How Ellen DeGeneres' fall from grace in 2020 began with a single tweet

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Before Ellen DeGeneres abruptly canceled four upcoming dates in her stand-up tour, including one in San Francisco, she told an audience in Santa Rosa on July 1 that “this is the last time you’re going to see me,” saying she was “going bye-bye” and retiring after being “kicked out of show business for being mean.�...Read more

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John Katsilometes: Celine Dion comeback speculation escalates after hit documentary

LAS VEGAS — Celine Dion will be back!

When she is ready!

Maybe not the scoop-a-loop you wanted, as interest in Dion’s status for her return to the stage is heating up like the towering thermometer in Baker. The “I Am: Celine Dion” documentary is a hit on Prime. Even those who are not hard-core Dion fans have been moved by her fight to ...Read more

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Weston Cage, son of Nicolas Cage, accused of attacking mother

LOS ANGELES — Christina Fulton, the ex-girlfriend of actor Nicolas Cage, has released a candid statement about the Wednesday arrest of their son Weston Coppola Cage, describing herself as being "brutally assaulted" in April as a result of Weston Cage's "manic rage."

Fulton said that on April 28 that she received "urgent messages" from friends...Read more

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Andy Samberg says 'SNL' run took a 'heavy toll' on his health: 'You're not sleeping'

Working on "Saturday Night Live" is not for the faint of heart — take it from series darling Andy Samberg.

During his seven-year tenure on the sketch comedy show, from 2005 to 2012, Samberg became one of its most prolific and beloved members. As the frontman for the Lonely Island singing comedy trio, he made digital shorts an "SNL" fan-...Read more

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Travis Kelce dedicates karaoke contest win to Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift may be the world’s hottest pop star traveling the world with her record-smashing Eras Tour — but her boyfriend Travis Kelce has just proved he can also win over an audience with his singing.

On Thursday, the Super Bowl champ grabbed the microphone at a karaoke competition in Nevada and delighted his fans with a rendition of “...Read more

Bette Midler addresses 'strange' response to her request to join 'Real Housewives'

Bette Midler says she got “strange feedback” regarding her request on social media to join the cast of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”

The Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner confessed that she “always hints” on X about desired roles and, earlier this year, decided to put out feelers about the popular L.A.-based ...Read more

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Tyler Perry, promoting Amazon film 'Divorce in the Black,' planning time off

ATLANTA — Tyler Perry has always prided himself on being perpetually busy, pumping out projects left and right.

He is currently promoting his first film with Amazon, “Divorce in the Black,” which came out July 11. It’s the first of four movies he promised to Amazon. This is on top of existing deals with Netflix and Paramount Global, ...Read more

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Kim Kardashian reveals she got salmon sperm injected in her face

Kim Kardashian has revealed the latest addition to her in-depth beauty regimen — salmon sperm injections to her face.

The 43-year-old reality TV star, who previously said she’d consider eating feces every day to preserve her youth, opened up about the new skin care treatment on this week’s episode of “The Kardashians.”

“I got a ...Read more

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Redbox shutting down after parent company Chicken Soup for the Soul files for bankruptcy

Redbox is the latest home video rental enterprise to bite the dust.

A little over a week after its parent company, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, filed for bankruptcy, the DVD kiosk-rental business — often seen at gas stations, convenience stores and in supermarket entrances — is shutting down.

Roughly 1,000 employees will ...Read more

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How the YSL trial impacts Atlanta's music scene

ATLANTA — On “Dark Days,” the closing track on 21 Savage’s recent no. 1 album “American Dream,” the rapper says:

“Heard they lockin’ n— up for what they put in rhymes/ Standin’ on this s—, f— it. I’m still writing mine.”

It’s a deeply somber track that finds the Atlanta chart topper at perhaps his most ...Read more

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Eminem's 'The Death of Slim Shady': Cameos, disses and everything else you need to know

DETROIT — Eminem is in an album-length tussle with Gen Z, cancel culture and, chiefly, his alter ego Slim Shady on his new album "The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce)," which was released to streaming services Friday.

The 19-song, 64-minute set finds Eminem/Slim Shady opining on topics such as transgender rights, pronoun usage, PC police ...Read more

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Rapper Meek Mill offers bounty for man involved in lewd Dollar Tree act

A man wanted for ejaculating on a woman inside a Philadelphia Dollar Tree surrendered to authorities after Rapper Meek Mill offered a $2,000 bounty for anyone able to track him down.

The incident unfolded on June 23 inside the Dollar Tree on Snyder Avenue, Fox 29 reported. Video circulating on social media shows the suspect being chased from ...Read more