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Dr. Phil and CBS sued after teen allegedly was sexually assaulted at Utah center

LOS ANGELES — A woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted at a Utah ranch is suing Phil McGraw and ViacomCBS for negligence, claiming that the popular TV doctor recommended she be treated at the facility on the day she appeared on his show.

In a lawsuit filed this week in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Hannah Archuleta seeks ...Read more

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Ruby Rose scorches 'Batwoman' execs. Warner Bros. TV says it's 'revisionist history'

Former “Batwoman” star Ruby Rose unleashed a series of allegations Wednesday about toxic working conditions that led to their abrupt departure from the TV show in 2020 after just one season.

But Warner Bros. Television, the studio behind the CW series, responded almost immediately, bluntly dismissing Rose’s scorching account as “...Read more

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Protesters demand accountability from Netflix after Chappelle backlash spurs walkout

LOS ANGELES — Transgender Netflix employees and their allies gathered Wednesday morning on Vine Street in Los Angeles to protest the streaming giant’s decision to release Dave Chappelle’s controversial new comedy special. Some of the comedian’s supporters showed up too.

Chappelle fans, with signs featuring phrases such as “Jokes are ...Read more

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Grateful Dead T-shirt sells for astronomical amount at auction

Grateful Dead fans are known for their unparalleled devotion to the band.

Yet, even some of the most die-hard Deadheads might have a hard time wrapping their minds around the idea of paying nearly $20,000 for a concert T-shirt.

But not one collector, who is believed to have set the record for the most money ever paid for a vintage T-shirt when...Read more

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Country musician Travis Tritt explains why he canceled shows over COVID-19 mandates

Country musician Travis Tritt will no longer tour in venues that have vaccine mandates or push unreasonable COVID-19 testing requirements.

The "Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)" singer announced this week the cancellation of four stops on his fall tour because he feels the venues discriminate against concertgoers.

Appearing Tuesday on...Read more

Leslie Bricusse, Oscar-winning songwriter behind James Bond themes and 'Willy Wonka,' dead at 90

Leslie Bricusse, the celebrated musician whose work is featured in some of Hollywood’s most iconic films, died Tuesday at age 90.

A cause of death was not revealed for the Oscar- and Grammy-winning artist, whose death was announced by his son, Adam Bricusse.

“Please raise a glass for him,” his son wrote in a Facebook post.

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Chappelle critics and supporters square off at Netflix as employees walk out

LOS ANGELES — Transgender Netflix employees and their allies gathered Wednesday morning on Vine Street in Los Angeles to protest the streaming giant’s decision to release Dave Chappelle’s controversial new comedy special. Some of the comedian’s supporters showed up too.

Chappelle fans, with signs featuring phrases such as “Jokes are ...Read more

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Celine Dion 'heartbroken' as health concerns cause her to postpone Las Vegas residency

Celine Dion is hitting pause on her Las Vegas return to focus on her health.

The superstar singer will not begin her latest concert residency in Sin City on Nov. 5 as originally planned due to recurring severe muscle spasms, promoters said Tuesday.

“I’m heartbroken by this,” Dion said in a statement. “My team and I have been working on...Read more

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Review: In 'The French Dispatch' Wes Anderson traps Bill Murray and cast in the world of his invention

The great Hollywood film composer David Raksin said it: “None of my music should ever be played for the first time, since it only confuses people.”

I’ve read several colleagues (those who traveled the festival circuit earlier this year) say something similar about Wes Anderson’s new film “The French Dispatch” — that it doesn’t ...Read more

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Netflix boss says he 'screwed up' amid Chappelle backlash, but still defends special

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos admitted Tuesday to mishandling the fallout from Dave Chappelle’s “The Closer,” while maintaining that the special doesn’t qualify as hate speech.

In a new interview with Variety, Sarandos said he “screwed up” when responding internally to employees’ concerns about “The Closer,” which contains a ...Read more


Katie Couric dishes about 'upsetting and disturbing' Matt Lauer allegations

Veteran TV journalist Katie Couric’s relationship with “Today” co-anchor Matt Lauer “devolved and ultimately deteriorated,” she said in an interview that aired Tuesday about her new memoir.

Asked where her relationship stands now with Lauer, who was fired in 2017 for what NBC called “inappropriate sexual behavior,” toward female ...Read more

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Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos admits he 'screwed up,' but still defends anti-trans Chappelle special

Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos is sorry, not for platforming Dave Chappelle, but for how he excused it afterwards.

A day before trans employees and allies are expected to stage a walkout Wednesday, Sarandos made the rounds Tuesday night with a semblance of an apology for how he’d handled “The Closer” and the backlash, both internally and ...Read more

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John Oliver's 'Last Week Tonight' paintings welcome back visitors to the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago

CHICAGO — A reimagined Museum of Broadcast Communications is now reopened and free to the public — including, for a limited time, a micro-gallery of three ridiculous artworks courtesy of John Oliver and HBO’s “Last Week Tonight.”

The MBC was among just five museums nationwide selected by “Last Week Tonight” to show what the ...Read more

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Selma Blair gives the performance of her life in new documentary

'Introducing, Selma Blair'

Anyone who has watched "Legally Blonde," already knows that Blair has a gift for comedy. But you may not be prepared to see her crack jokes as she battles multiple sclerosis in this very personal documentary. There are plenty of tears as the actor gamely allows director Rachel Fleit to record the most painful moments ...Read more

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Movie review: Overstuffed 'The French Dispatch' has too much of director's trademark style

Wes Anderson is undeniably the king of kitschy quirk, an auteur of the highest order in the realm of highly mannered and fastidious filmmaking. At this point, there’s no disabusing Anderson of his signature style, his films busy little dioramas stuffed to the brim with references and text and beloved character actors, so much so that the eye ...Read more

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Mental health nonprofit declines donated proceeds from Jamie Lynn Spears' upcoming memoir

A nonprofit organization dedicated to ending stigma surrounding mental health has declined an act of charity from Jamie Lynn Spears, who is currently locked in a feud with her superstar sister, Britney, over drama surrounding her controversial conservatorship.

The “Zoey 101″ actress earlier this month revealed she finished penning her ...Read more

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Family guide to new movie releases


Rated PG-13 for sequences of strong violence, some disturbing images and suggestive material.

What it’s about: The latest adaptation of Frank Herbert's seminal 1965 sci-fi novel, this adaptation is only Part One of the adventures on Arrakis.

The kid attractor factor: Teens and kids will be drawn to the serious sci-fi spectacle and ...Read more

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'The Bachelor' franchise has an 'identity crisis.' Why this season could solve it

It's fall. Love is in the air. And the new star of "The Bachelorette" is eager for her happily-ever-after to begin.

"I'm ready to fall in love!" Michelle Young declares in a glossy spot promoting the new season of ABC's reality flagship, which premiered Tuesday. "I'm looking for my soul mate, my best friend, someone who is going to change the ...Read more

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'Dune' review: Frank Herbert's science fiction epic gets a movie that's hypnotically beautiful. Is that enough?

On screen, Frank Herbert’s Baron Harkonnen-sized 1965 novel “Dune” best suits a director operating in a pre-”Star Wars” mode of storytelling.

The patient, densely embroidered narrative invests heavily in themes of environmental, ecological and colonialist exploitation. Earnest sentiments such as “When you take a life, you take your ...Read more


Sound Advice: Another promising electronic toothbrush

Q. I bought the TLOVII toothbrush and like it a lot, but I lost the magnetic USB charging cord. I cannot find a compatible replacement for sale anywhere. Can you help?

—S.C., Cape May, New Jersey

A. The toothbrush uses a magnetic charging cable with 5mm spacing. If you search for “magnetic charging cable 5mm” you will find cables that ...Read more