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James Holzhauer to face Emma Boettcher in 'Jeopardy' Tournament of Champions finals

The stage is being set for much-anticipated rematch between "Jeopardy!" champions James Holzhauer and Emma Boettcher during finals of the quiz show's Tournament of Champions Thursday and Friday.

Holzhauer, a Naperville, Ill., native, earned his spot in the two-day finals by accumulating $30,156 in Tuesday's semifinal round -- a win achieved ...Read more

Review: Kristen Stewart gives divinely comedic performance in woke 'Charlie's Angels'

Good news, movie fans: If you've ever wanted to see Kristen Stewart as a slightly randy, very random, butt-kicking international dirtbag of mystery, you're in luck. Even if you never knew you wanted that, you're still in luck, because that is exactly what Elizabeth Banks's "Charlie's Angels" delivers. And it's a treat. Swinging a seemingly Bill ...Read more

Disney+ faces glitches on launch day. You've probably already guessed why

Streaming service Disney+ launched Tuesday morning to massive anticipation -- and technical glitches.

Many users who tried to access the $6.99-a-month Disney app to watch heavily promoted shows like "The Mandalorian" experienced problems logging in and service failures. Some users who had issues complained on social media about long wait times ...Read more

Drake says he's not going anywhere, Camp Flog Gnaw haters

LOS ANGELES -- It seems Drake is no longer in his feelings about getting booed off stage at Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival over the weekend.

The "God's Plan" singer-rapper took to Instagram Monday night to show his haters they can't bring him down, joking that he'll be back at Tyler, the Creator's music festival every year for the next 10 years as ...Read more

'Dancing With the Stars': Sean Spicer out; Trump praises 'great try'

The dance contest finally overtook the popularity contest this season on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer was ejected Monday night. Spicer and country singer Lauren Alaina were revealed to be in the bottom two in the closing moments.

Judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli saved Alaina from ...Read more

Disney's massive streaming gamble has arrived. It may change the TV industry forever

Television may never be the same.

After two years of planning, the Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday finally launches Disney+, the much anticipated streaming service that marks one of the Burbank company's biggest gambles to date.

Disney has spent more than $3 billion on technology and content in an ambitious bid to take on Netflix at its own game. ...Read more

Review: 'The Mandalorian' is 'Star Wars' to the core: a safe, entertaining blockbuster

An all-star cast.

Decades' worth of "Star Wars" lore.

Disney's deep pockets.

There was no question about the media giant's aspirations for its streaming service, Disney+, when it launched early Tuesday morning with "The Mandalorian" at the forefront of several new original series: Go big -- like $12.5 million per episode big -- pull in half ...Read more

'Marriage Story' review: Divorce, American style, showcasing Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver in one of the year's finest achievements

Two songs from Stephen Sondheim's "Company" -- "You Could Drive a Person Crazy," used as a party diversion, and "Being Alive," deployed as cathartic expression of discovery -- make their entrance late in the game of "Marriage Story." But there's another Sondheim song from that score, one not used in writer-director Noah Baumbach's film, evoking ...Read more

Golden Globes: Ricky Gervais to host fifth time

In grand news for awards-show watchers, Ricky Gervais will be back to host the Golden Globes in his take-no-prisoners style for a fifth time.

"Once again, they've made me an offer I can't refuse," Gervais said in a statement. "But this is the very last time I'm doing this, which could make for a fun evening."

NBC will present the 77th Annual ...Read more

Marvel's Kevin Feige finally rejects Martin Scorsese criticism: 'That's not true'

Amid mounting chatter surrounding Martin Scorsese's Marvel criticism that has baited the likes of Disney CEO Bob Iger and "Iron Man" himself Robert Downey Jr., one major player in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has kept quiet -- until now.

After more than a month of silence, Kevin Feige, Marvel's chief creative officer, has finally addressed ...Read more

What to watch on Disney+: A critic's guide

Once upon a time, there was a magic kingdom called Disney -- more of a magic empire, really -- which, having annexed ABC television, the Muppets, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and 21st Century Fox, set its sights on streaming media.

Welcome to Disney+, a wonderland of film libraries, intellectual content, spinoffs, remakes and various forms of ...Read more

'Years and Years,' 'General Hospital' honored for casting actors with disabilities

The Ruderman Family Foundation has awarded "Years and Years," "General Hospital," "Tales of the City," "Raising Dion" and "Loudermilk" with its latest Seals of Authentic Representation for casting actors with disabilities.

A leading advocate for disability inclusion, the organization bestows honors on TV series that "feature actors with ...Read more

Tyler, the Creator likens Drake booing at Camp Flog Gnaw to 'cancel culture'

LOS ANGELES -- Tyler, the Creator has addressed the harsh reception that Drake received as the surprise headliner at Tyler's Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival on Sunday night.

In a series of all caps, expletive-laced tweets early Monday, Tyler wrote that he thought that bringing "one of the biggest artist1/8s3/8 on the ... planet to a musical festival ...Read more

Tracy Letts steals every scene he's in as Henry 'the Deuce' Ford in 'Ford v Ferrari'

"Ford v Ferrari" stars a couple of Oscar winners named Matt Damon and Christian Bale, who are exceptionally good as two racing rebels fighting the corporate mind-set in the midst of Ford Motor Co.'s quest to win the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

That's why it's even more impressive that Tracy Letts -- who has a supporting role as Henry Ford II...Read more

Drake gets booed, cuts short surprise headline set at Camp Flog Gnaw

LOS ANGELES -- Drake was the mystery headliner at Tyler, the Creator's Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival on Sunday night. But the superstar rapper's lukewarm reception led him to cut his surprise set shorter than he'd evidently planned.

Represented on the festival's poster by a series of question marks, the closing performance slot had been the subject ...Read more

How Shia LaBeouf confronts his troubled relationship with his father in 'Honey Boy'

It seems pretty complicated, but also kind of not.

Here's what's not complicated -- Shia LaBeouf wrote and costarred in the raw, emotional movie "Honey Boy." Directed by Alma Har'el, making her fiction feature debut, the movie won a special jury award for vision and craft when it premiered this year at the Sundance Film Festival. The picture ...Read more

How Jimmy Buffett's 'Margaritaville' became a musical (soon to be wastin' away at the Dr. Phillips Center)

Mike O'Malley and Greg Garcia didn't know much about writing a musical. But they knew that they liked Jimmy Buffett. So when the opportunity came to write the story for Broadway's "Escape to Margaritaville," they didn't hesitate.

Well, Garcia had a few questions when O'Malley called with the offer.

"My response was, 'What the ... you talking ...Read more

List of DVD release dates for Nov. 12 and beyond

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

NOVEMBER

12: Good Boys

12: The Angry Birds Movie 2

12: 47 Meters Down: Uncaged

12: The Peanut Butter Falcon

12: The Farewell

12: Brian Banks

12: After the Wedding

12: Show White Christmas

12: Cobra Kai Season 1 & Season 2 Limited Collector's ...Read more

Kat Dennings tries to get back together with friends in 'Dollface'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Sometimes when relationships suffer a breakup they lose more than someone to text 40 times a day. Hulu's new fantasy comedy, "Dollface," tries to close the gap that's left when someone figures out 50 ways to leave their lover.

The series, premiering Friday, stars Kat Dennings as Jules, who tries to rekindle old ...Read more

Jenny Slate has learned a lot of things, but the art of survival, of self-care, has reshaped what she does

Jenny Slate was in a bad place when she began work on her new book "Little Weirds," an abstract, memoir-like collection of short pieces.

Slate, 37, had recently divorced, and was struggling with life on her own. By the end of the process, which also yielded her first stand up special, "Stage Fright," currently available on Netflix, Slate had ...Read more