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Dua Lipa beats copyright case for 'Levitating,' judge dismisses lawsuit -- for now

A Los Angeles federal court judge has sided with British pop star Dua Lipa and her label Warner Records, ruling that there’s “insubstantial” evidence Lipa broke copyright laws with her 2020 hit “Levitating.”

In a court ruling Monday, U.S. District Judge Sunshine S. Sykes dismissed a lawsuit filed by Florida reggae group Artikal Sound ...Read more

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Shannen Doherty reveals stage 4 cancer has spread to her brain

Shannen Doherty, star of “90210″ and “Charmed,” has shared a health update regarding her yearslong battle with breast cancer — just weeks after announcing her divorce from her husband of 11 years.

The 52-year-old actress revealed on Instagram Tuesday that her stage 4 cancer has spread to her brain.

“On January 5th, my CT scan ...Read more

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Shannen Doherty says 'my fear is obvious' as breast cancer metastasizes to brain

LOS ANGELES — Shannen Doherty is facing even more difficulty in her battle against breast cancer.

The "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Charmed" actress, 52, shared on Instagram that her cancer has spread to her brain. An emotional video posted Tuesday shows a crying Doherty wearing a mask and undergoing a CT scan at Cedars-Sinai in January.

"My ...Read more

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Wayne Brady to star in Broadway revival of 'The Wiz'

NEW YORK — Wayne Brady is ready to bring some Broadway magic to “The Wiz.”

The actor-singer will star in the title role when the Tony-winning musical returns to New York City next spring, producers announced Wednesday.

The limited Broadway engagement will follow a national tour beginning this September in Baltimore with Alan Mingo Jr. in...Read more

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'Transformers: Rise of the Beasts' review: Amid the banging and Optimus Priming, a pretty zippy movie

You know what’s not bad? “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.” Dumber than a box of lugnuts, but superior to the Michael Bay-directed schlocktaculars that ran as long as 165 minutes. The new “Transformers” movie clocks in at 117 minutes, a lot of them pretty zippy.

The year is 1994. Anthony Ramos of “In the Heights” portrays Noah ...Read more

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Public Enemy, Kelly Clarkson in wide-ranging iHeartRadio lineup

LAS VEGAS — The iHeartRadio Music Festival covers all genres. This strategy includes the Flavor Flav genre, Foo Fighters genre, Kelly Clarkson genre, Miguel genre and Tim McGraw genre.

Those acts, and more, many more, are lined up for the show as it returns to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sept. 22-23. Flav and Chuck D, in the form of the ...Read more

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Saint Dolly does it again: Imagination Library expands free book efforts in California

LOS ANGELES — Attention California kids: Go read, go read, go read, go reeeeaaadd! I'm begging you to get free books because you can.

"Jolene" hit-maker Dolly Parton has partnered with Gov. Gavin Newsom to bring her free books program to children across all 58 counties of California. As part of the partnership announced Tuesday, Parton's ...Read more

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Las Vegas comedy great Pat Cooper, opener for Sinatra, dies at 93

LAS VEGAS — Pat Cooper was a bombastic, boundless comic who became the friend and contemporary of legends.

The stand-up performer out of Brooklyn who launched his Las Vegas career some 60 years ago died peacefully at his Las Vegas home Tuesday night, his wife, Emily Conner, announced Wednesday morning. Cooper was 93.

“He did his best and ...Read more

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Michael Grimm 'fighting for his life' at Las Vegas hospital

LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas singer-songwriter who dazzled national-TV audiences more than a decade ago is in the battle of his life.

Michael Grimm, a favorite on the local entertainment scene who stunned viewing a national viewing audience by winning Season 5 of “America’s Got Talent,” has been hospitalized with a “mystery” illness ...Read more

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'General Hospital' actor Haley Pullos sued by injured driver after Pasadena car crash

LOS ANGELES — Daytime actor Haley Pullos is facing more legal trouble over a car crash that led to her arrest in April.

The "General Hospital" star is at the center of a lawsuit, obtained by the L.A. Times on Tuesday, alleging that she "collided head-on" with another driver, causing "serious, life-threatening" injuries.

The plaintiff, ...Read more

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Katherine Heigl opens up to Ellen Pompeo about her infamous 'Grey's Anatomy' exit

Katherine Heigl recently opened up to her former "Grey's Anatomy" co-star Ellen Pompeo about Heigl's infamous exit from the long-running medical drama.

Heigl, 44, and Pompeo, 53, left it all on the operating table while discussing their time together on the hit ABC show as part of Variety's "Actors on Actors" series. After talking in depth ...Read more

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Movie review: 'Transformers: Rise of the Beasts' succeeds where most 'Transformers' movies have failed

Taking a live-action “Transformers” movie seriously feels absurd. And yet, that’s what director Michael Bay did with his abysmal reboots of the toy brand starting in 2007, leaving an entire generation of would-be fans with the sense that these shape-shifting robots are as flat, joyless and violent as Superman and Batman are in the hands of...Read more

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Movie review: 'Dalíland' chooses wrong perspective for portrait of artist's later years

Sometimes real historical figures are so grand and eccentric that, like the rare and special occurrence of a solar eclipse, it seems that one can only view them through a pinhole, their light too bright to fully take in. Such is the case in the biopic “Dalíland,” directed by Mary Harron, written by her husband John C. Walsh, which is not ...Read more

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'Past Lives' review: A delicate romantic triangle forms the year's most gratifying film so far

It’s a rare movie that settles, quietly, into some part of your own experiences and memories without a speck of narrative contrivance gumming up your response to the story on the screen.

“Past Lives” is that rarity — modest, I suppose, in scope and budget, yet expansive in its three-part, 24-year unfolding of a friendship that keeps ...Read more

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Sound Advice: Enhance summer fun with video projector bargain

Get a really nice high-definition video projector for $82.99: Regular readers of the column know I love video projection and the big-screen experience. Many are interested, but hesitant to buy an expensive projector because they are not sure how much they will use it. Well, get ready to join the club! I recently found a satisfying high-...Read more

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This is our 'Barbie' era: From a dream house to Margot Robbie and Issa Rae Barbie dolls

C'mon, "Barbie," let's go party.

Mattel Inc. announced a new Barbie collection inspired by one of the most anticipated films of the summer (maybe ever?), created in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures.

Margot Robbie, Issa Rae, America Ferrera and Simu Liu were introduced to the doll versions of their "Barbie" characters in a new video ...Read more

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Family guide to new movie releases


Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and language.

What it’s about: Set in 1994, two kids from Brooklyn team up with the Autobots and the Maximals to stop Unicron from destroying the planet.

The kid attractor factor: The big crashy spectacle and talking cars.

Good lessons/bad ...Read more

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Movie review: 'The Flash' a fast-moving, Bat-tastic, universe-altering thrillfest

If it’s not one multiverse, it’s another.

Coming hot on the superhero heels of the mind-blowingly multidimensional animated work of art that is “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” “The Flash” is an almost-as-excellent universe-hopping live-action extravaganza.

Almost always moving at what feels like the speed of light (but, ...Read more

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Review: Booze-fueled tragedy 'Days of Wine and Roses' is now an off-Broadway musical

NEW YORK — Just as New York’s theater world sashays from one end-of-season party to another, bars open at every turn, comes a gorgeously and expressionistically scored new musical from Adam Guettel, an often melancholic composer known as much for the years that flow between his shows as from being Richard Rogers’ immensely talented ...Read more

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Commentary: Why the Tony Awards should give one to the audience this year

Theater audiences have been getting attacked from all sides since venues reopened.

Broadway producers and artistic directors are angry that they’re not showing up in pre-pandemic numbers. Critics are complaining that their conservative taste is holding the American theater back. Actors, resuming their war on phones and hard candy now that ...Read more