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Guns N' Roses abandons enduring concert tradition 'in the interest of public safety'

Guns N’ Roses has opted to abandon a longstanding concert tradition after an Australian woman said she was injured at one of the band’s recent shows.

Over the weekend, Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose announced that he would no longer toss his microphone into the crowd at the end of each concert — which he has done “for over 30 years.�...Read more

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The pandemic was no match for Jill Scott: Her 20th-anniversary tour resumes next year

Jill Scott will head out on what she’s now dubbing her 23rd-anniversary tour, which will wrap in Los Angeles over the summer.

The “So Gone” and “Golden” singer-songwriter, whose plans to mount a 20th-anniversary tour in 2020 were derailed by the pandemic, will kick off the Who Is Jill Scott? Words & Sound Vol. 1 tour in Augusta, Ga., ...Read more

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Aerosmith cancels second Las Vegas show in 4 days

LAS VEGAS — Aerosmith has canceled its second show in four nights during its Dolby Live residency. Monday’s show has been called off. Again, Steven Tyler’s illness is preventing the band from performing in the home stretch of their Vegas series.

There is no word whether Monday’s show will be rescheduled, but Aerosmith does not like to ...Read more

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Amy Robach, TJ Holmes not appearing on 'GMA' after relationship revelation, report says

The show won’t go on for Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes — at least temporarily.

The “Good Morning America” co-hosts won’t appear on air while ABC News considers how to handle the recent revelation of their alleged romance, network president Kim Godwin told employees Monday, according to Variety.

Robach, 49, and Holmes, 45, didn’t break...Read more

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Kim Kardashian needed Kanye West and Balenciaga to make her a fashion star

Try as she might, Kim Kardashian is having a difficult time distancing herself from the separate controversies engulfing her ex-husband Kanye West and the luxury fashion house Balenciaga, her lucrative fashion brand partner.

West, of course, is the father of Kardashian’s four children. In a parenting capacity, the reality TV star has to deal ...Read more


'Twin Peaks' actor Al Strobel dead at 83

“Twin Peaks” star Al Strobel, whose recurring role as “one-armed man” Phillip Michael Gerard made him a fan favorite, died Friday, a producer of the show announced.

A cause of death was not released for the actor, who was 83.

“Through the darkness of future past and much sadness we say goodbye to Al Strobel,” producer Sabrina ...Read more

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How Dolly de Leon rises to the challenge of 'Triangle of Sadness'

Challenges can reveal who people really are. That's as true of Abigail, the breakout character of Ruben Östlund's first English-language film, "Triangle of Sadness," as of the actress who plays her, 53-year-old Manila native Dolly de Leon.

Abigail is what Filipinos call an "OFW": an overseas Filipino worker, someone who takes work abroad, ...Read more

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Amber Heard appeal alleges myriad errors led to Johnny Depp's win in defamation trial

Amber Heard has officially appealed the decision in the defamation case brought by Johnny Depp, with her attorneys citing what they believe to be numerous errors committed at trial, including allowing the case to be heard in Virginia and refusing to allow communications between Heard and certain doctors to be admitted as evidence.

The “...Read more

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How one Hollywood company is placing its bets on internet stars

LOS ANGELES — More than 1,000 people came to see Brian Awadis.

They queued up outside the Hollywood headquarters of his parent company, FaZe Clan, in a line that snaked around the block: a gaggle of eager preteens, streetwear-clad high-schoolers and beleaguered parents slowly inching down Melrose Avenue.

Many waited hours to brush shoulders ...Read more

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Dolly Parton has arrived: Country legend joins TikTok with clip of new song 'Berry Pie'

Pouring herself her latest steamy cup of ambition, Dolly Parton declared Sunday that it was “Better late than never!” as she joined TikTok.

Whether sensing the swift unraveling of Twitter or finally jumping on the pandemic-fueled trend, the country music legend made her debut on the video-sharing platform over the weekend and by Monday ...Read more

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'Fat Ham' – Pulitzer-winning queer, Black twist on Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' – to open on Broadway in spring

NEW YORK — Another irreverent Black, queer narrative is hitting Broadway.

On the heels of the Tony Award-winning musical “A Strange Loop” and the recently opened Lee Daniels-produced “Ain’t No Mo’,” The Public Theater’s production of James Ijames’ “Fat Ham” is getting transferred to the Main Stem next spring.

The 2022 ...Read more

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Blackberry Smoke keeps classic Southern rock thriving

BOSTON — The Georgia band Blackberry Smoke never set out to be the standard-bearers for classic-model Southern rock. It just wound up happening that way.

“That music was all required listening where we came from,” frontman Charlie Starr said this week. “When I was a teenager and I started playing in bars around the Southeast, people eat...Read more

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Nick Cannon on the mend after hospitalization, pays tribute to late son

Nick Cannon is on the mend after being hospitalized with pneumonia Friday.

Although he said he’s improving mentally, the “Masked Singer” host wrote Monday that “spiritually I’m broken” as he marked a year since his infant son’s death.

The father of 11 wrote a heartfelt post focusing on the loss of his and model Alyssa Scott’s ...Read more

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Red Hot Chili Peppers announce 2023 North American stadium tour

SAN DIEGO — Red Hot Chili Peppers will follow up its 40-date 2022 North American stadium tour with a 10-date 2023 North American stadium tour.

The band will kick off the North American leg of its 2023 world tour with a March 29 concert at Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium. The tour concludes with a May 25 date at Houston’s Minute Maid Park. ...Read more

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'Harry & Meghan' docuseries reveals release date, new trailer: 'No one knows the full truth'

The “Harry & Meghan” documentary series is right around the corner.

Netflix plans to release the first three episodes Thursday in a six-part project promising to show Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s complicated story like never before, the streaming service announced Monday.

An official trailer out Monday teases the scrutiny Meghan ...Read more

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Movie review: 'EO,' a gorgeous portrait of a donkey, is the film you've been braying for

In one of the most astonishing sequences in "EO," a rapturous hymn to the natural world from 84-year-old Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski, a wandering donkey gets lost in a forest primeval. Night has fallen, but pools of moonlight illuminate this hushed, dark world in all its living glory. A little frog skims along the surface of a rushing ...Read more

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Carolina A. Miranda: RIP 'Los Espookys,' illicit lovechild of Pedro Almodóvar and 'Scooby-Doo'

Occasionally there comes along a cultural artifact so peculiar that adequate vocabulary does not yet exist to describe it. That was certainly the case with HBO's "Los Espookys," a program whose narratives so effectively eschewed Hollywood convention that even its authors had a tough time coming up with an elevator pitch.

On an interview on "The...Read more


How Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo's Shakespearean love story became a bold new musical

LOS ANGELES — He calls her Patricia, she calls him Spyder. As husband and wife, they are known on marquees as Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, and their love story is as legendary as it is long.

The rockers and recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been collaborating on music since 1979 when the release of Benatar's debut album, "In the ...Read more

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Why are the end credits at the beginning of 'Tár?' Todd Field explains

"I hate explaining this stuff."

"Tár" is the first film written and directed by Todd Field in 16 years, so it is understandable that the filmmaker may be a little out of practice in spilling exactly what his work is about. But "Tár" is also a film very much made by its ambiguities, right from the very start as the film's end credits play in ...Read more

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How David Harbour went from 'anti-Christmas' guy to action hero Santa in 'Violent Night'

David Harbour wasn't always big on the holidays. Until the "Stranger Things" star had a family of his own, he says, the yuletide blues made him downright "anti-Christmas." Now the Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actor is embracing the spirit of the season in Universal's R-rated "Violent Night" as a Santa Claus with a dark past who takes on ...Read more