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Cuba Gooding Jr.'s plea is overshadowed by 12 new misconduct allegations

Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. has pleaded not guilty to four misdemeanor counts related to two allegations of sexual misconduct in New York.

The "Jerry Maguire" star, 51, already faced a charge of forcible touching related to an incident at a Manhattan bar over the summer. But a new charge laid out in the indictment Tuesday stems from an ...Read more

The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach on falling back in love with the electric guitar on 'Let's Rock'

The Black Keys had become a burden.

Blues-rock duo Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney have known each other since elementary school in Akron, Ohio.

By the time of "Turn Blue" in 2014, the guitar band had been grinding for eight albums. Catching fire at the start of this decade with catchy hits like "Tighten Up," "Lonely Boy," and "Gold on the ...Read more

Joni Mitchell makes rare public appearance at Brandi Carlile 'Blue' tribute

LOS ANGELES -- The exhortation "Let's get this party started!" morphed into "Let's keep the party going!" with singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile's heartfelt homage Monday to Joni Mitchell in the form of a top-to-bottom performance of Mitchell's 1971 album "Blue" at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The idea was sparked nearly a year ago when Carlile ...Read more

Movie review: 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' undermines important themes with goofy camp

It seems that Angelina Jolie's current pet cause is rehabilitating the image of notorious "Sleeping Beauty" villain and evil fairy Maleficent. The 2014 live-action stand-alone film positioned the curse-bearing mistress of evil as a misunderstood and abused guardian of the natural world and all the magic it contains. There's certainly something ...Read more

Movie review: Anti-Nazi satire 'Jojo Rabbit' has plenty of bark, but no bite

In Taika Waititi's new film, "Jojo Rabbit," billed as an "anti-hate satire," the Maori-Jewish New Zealand filmmaker himself plays Adolf Hitler. But that seems to both the beginning and the end of the joke. This Hitler is an imaginary friend to little Hitler Youth member Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis), and Waititi's silly, irreverent performance ...Read more

The Notorious B.I.G., Whitney Houston, Soundgarden lead 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees

The hip-hop legend the Notorious B.I.G., pop-R&B queen Whitney Houston, Seattle grunge band Soundgarden, the jam group the Dave Matthews Band, pioneering German electronic music ensemble Kraftwerk and powerhouse rock singer Pat Benatar are among the diverse slate of 16 music acts nominated for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of ...Read more

On the return of 'Inside the Actors Studio,' and the art of talking about craft

"Inside the Actors Studio," a show in which famous actors talk about their craft, returned to television Sunday on a new network, Ovation, and with rotating hosts in place of James Lipton, who created the show and captained its previous 22 seasons into his 90s.

Lipton, whose last "Actors Studio" ran on Bravo in January 2018, is a hard act to ...Read more

New on DVD: 'Lion King' roars on DVD; 'Mars' goes into orbit

A battle for survival in the jungle and some super-sleuthing are featured in top DVD and Blu-ray releases for Oct. 22.

"The Lion King"; 3 stars: Most of what director Jon Favreau learned making "The Jungle Book" was used to make the live-action version of "The Lion King" based on the Oscar-winning 1994 Disney animated film. This "Lion King" ...Read more

New Disney Junior series 'Bluey' tackles tough topics for preschoolers

The family of blue heeler dogs in Disney Junior's series "Bluey" may be the most human-acting animated mom, dad and children on television. Serious material on the show aimed at helping preschoolers is based on real-life situations and presented in a light and often funny manner. But there will never be a time when puppy Bluey and her little ...Read more

Regina King finds strength in 'Watchmen' character

LOS ANGELES -- Regina King has played strong characters throughout her career, including a role as a police officer in "Southland." Her role on the new HBO series "Watchmen," which debuts Sunday, has her again portraying a member of law enforcement, but in this case she's Angela Abar, the lead detective in the Tulsa Police Force who wears a mask...Read more

Megyn Kelly is back on Fox News on Wednesday — but only as a guest

NEW YORK -- Megyn Kelly is coming home to Fox News Channel -- at least for one night.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson said on his program Monday that Kelly would be his guest Wednesday night. It will be Kelly's first TV interview since she departed NBC News in January.

Kelly became a major star as a member of the Fox News prime-time lineup. She ...Read more

Disney+ reveals everything it will start streaming on Nov. 12

Disney on Monday threw down a new gauntlet in the streaming TV wars when it released the list of practically every TV show and movie title that will be available on the Disney+ subscription service when it goes live on Nov. 12.

And fans of Disney classics -- or the studio's more obscure titles dating back decades -- are in luck.

"It. Is. Time....Read more

'Abominable' pulled from Vietnamese cinemas because of a map of China

Not even an animated movie about a cuddly yeti could avoid becoming a flash-point in an international dispute involving China.

Vietnam has reportedly pulled the DreamWorks Animation cartoon "Abominable" from theaters because of the movie's depiction of a map of China that includes the nation's "nine-dash line," which unilaterally lays claim to ...Read more

K-pop star Sulli found dead at 25

Sulli, a South Korean pop star, actress and girl-group f(x) alum, was found dead Monday in her home. She was 25.

Sulli's body was discovered after her manager visited her residence in Seongnam because she wasn't answering phone calls for hours, said Kim Seong-tae, an official from the Seongnam Sujeong Police Department, according to the ...Read more

Ronan Farrow's 'Catch and Kill' book is attacked by NBC News

NBC is launching a counterattack against investigative journalist Ronan Farrow's upcoming book "Catch and Kill," which accuses the network's news division of a coordinated effort to shut down his reporting on disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in order to protect fired "Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer.

"Now that we've read Farrow's book, it's ...Read more

List of DVD release dates for Oct. 15 and beyond

Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change:

OCTOBER

15: Crawl

15: Stuber

15: The Art of Self-Defense

15: Three From Hell

15: Already Gone

15: Can You Keep A Secret?

15: Night Hunter

15: Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans

22: The Lion King

22: Angel of Mine

22: Bloodline

22: Satanic ...Read more

Spooky shows, movies to watch this Halloween season

Loooook out, it's that time of year when you think there just possibly may be a monster rusticating under your bed, a zombie scratching at your back door or a sinister stranger with overgrown canines loitering in your supermarket. Television huddles in the shadows right along with you by sporting a panoply of spooky programming for the season.( ...Read more

Album reviews: Vince Gill, Wilco, and the Pernice Brothers

Vince Gill

"Okie"

(MCA Nashville 1/2)

As a pillar of the Nashville establishment, and with his well-deserved place in the country pantheon assured, Vince Gill can pretty much do what he wants.

With "Okie," the 62-year-old singer and guitar virtuoso uses that artistic freedom to occasionally go where mainstream country rarely does. "Forever ...Read more

'The Addams Family' opens strong even as 'Joker' maintains box office dominance

LOS ANGELES -- Warner Bros.' "Joker" maintained the top spot at the box office for a second weekend in a row, adding $55 million (a drop of just 43%) for a cumulative $192.7 million, according to estimates from measurement firm Comscore. Globally, the film has already earned more than half a billion dollars with $543.9 million.

The result is ...Read more

Three albums, three different sounds, so will the real Kero Kero Bonito stand up?

Just a few years after meeting on the internet, British trio Kero Kero Bonito have become one of the most successful indie-pop bands in the U.K. Its 2016 breakthrough, "Bonito Generation," offered cheerful, J-pop-inspired minimalism. Its follow up, "Time 'n' Place," took a sharp turn into anxious guitar rock.

The new EP, "Civilisation 1," ...Read more