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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss on music, intuition and mullet hair styles: 'It was a career move!' he recalls

Former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant has multiple reasons to be impressed with fellow singer Alison Krauss, his periodic musical partner over the past 15 years.

She has a luminous voice, is a superb violinist and a skilled band leader whose national solo debut album came out when she was in 10th grade. But that's not what impresses Plant ...Read more

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My worst moment: Before Stephen Merchant was famous for 'The Office,' his stand-up comedy act sometimes bombed

In “The Outlaws,” the British series created by and starring Stephen Merchant (now in its second season on Amazon), a group of people guilty of minor crimes must take part in a community service program in Bristol — only they somehow find themselves caught up in a scenario far more complicated than they anticipated. Christopher Walken also...Read more

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Haunted, self-possessed or just spirited: 2022's Emmy-nominated songs

LOS ANGELES — The songs nominated for the 2022 Emmy for original music and lyrics are each haunted by something. Some are lively, even wacky homages that resurrect sounds of the past — the grand, old "Oklahoma!"-type musical; a calypso wedding toast delivered by (a fictional version of) Harry Belafonte.

One song spiritually guides a young ...Read more

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Karla Peterson: HBO's 'Irma Vep' and Prime Video's 'Chloe' are your vacation from the ordinary

Becky Green is a social media obsessed outsider with a bit of a stalking problem. Mira Harberg is a coddled actress with a dramatic love life and a film project about to go off the rails. You know the types.

In Amazon Studio's "Chloe," Becky (Erin Doherty) uses her tech savvy and grifting skills to infiltrate a group of upper-crusty friends ...Read more

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Review: 'Five Days at Memorial' dramatizes just how bad it got for a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina

Did Dr. Anna Pou, a surgeon at what was then known as Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans, get “Sully”-ed? Was she a valiant physician undeserving of attacks on her ethical character and crisis management? Or, in the cruel aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, did she cross every known ethical, medical and legal line?

“Five Days at Memorial,...Read more


'Indian Matchmaking' is back. Are any of the couples still together?

When "Indian Matchmaking" premiered on Netflix two years ago, it quickly became a pandemic binge-watching sensation. The unscripted series followed Sima Taparia, a high-end matchmaker from Mumbai, as she helped clients in India and the United States find love.

Created by Smriti Mundhra, who previously made "A Suitable Girl," a documentary about...Read more

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Unpacking the year's freakiest ending with the stars and creator of 'Resurrection'

As an actor, Rebecca Hall has become perhaps the reigning queen of the movie freakout and breakdown. In films such as "Christine," "The Night House" and the current "Resurrection," Hall captures the fragile space of characters trying hard to hold it together and the whirlwind rush of losing it.

In "Resurrection," currently in theaters and on ...Read more

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Denise Dowse, 'Insecure' and 'Beverly Hills, 90210' actor, dies at 64

Denise Dowse, a prolific performer known for roles in "Insecure" and "Beverly Hills, 90210," has died, her manager confirmed Sunday to the Los Angeles Times. She was 64.

Dowse's sister, Tracey Dowse, shared last week on social media that the character actor had fallen into a coma induced by "a virulent form of meningitis." On Saturday, Tracey ...Read more

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Brad Pitt's 'Bullet Train' wins the box office again

It’s full speed ahead for Brad Pitt’s “Bullet Train,” which won the box office for a second weekend in a row.

The action-comedy added $13.4 million in North America between Friday and Sunday to lead a quiet box office that didn’t include any new wide releases from the major movie studios.

“Bullet Train” debuted with $30 million ...Read more

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Robyn Griggs, 'One Life to Live' and 'Another World' actress, dead at 49

Soap opera star Robyn Griggs, who had roles on “One Life to Live” and “Another World” during the 1990s, died at age 49, a friend announced Saturday.

Griggs was diagnosed with stage 4 endocervical adenocarcinoma, a form of cervical cancer, in August 2020, according to a fundraiser that was set up on Facebook.

“She is no longer ...Read more

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Appreciation: Anne Heche was an extraordinary actor. The movies never really figured her out

One of Anne Heche's greatest performances can be found in "Birth" (2004), Jonathan Glazer's magnificently eerie drama about love, grief and the insidious power of suggestion. She enters the movie early, with long brown hair — a departure from the short blond cuts that had become a signature look — and a face that looks more tightly drawn, ...Read more

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Anne Heche remains in a coma, with severe burns over her body. Last week, her Mini Cooper was involved in a fiery Los Angeles car crash. She also crashed into an apartment garage door beforehand. No one else was injured. I have met Heche over the years. The thing I remember most was when she was on a press tour for a Harrison Ford movie. She had...Read more

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Scandal-tainted legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin exits CNN

Jeffrey Toobin, a longtime legal analyst at CNN who became engulfed in scandal for exposing himself to his colleagues at the New Yorker in a Zoom meeting, announced Friday that he is leaving the network.

Toobin has been with CNN for 20 years. He made his departure public in a tweet.

Toobin was fired by the New Yorker on Nov. 11, 2020, after ...Read more

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Fox News colleagues remember 'friend to all' Uma Pemmaraju following her death at 64

Uma Pemmaraju, a founding anchor for Fox News, is being remembered as “an incredibly talented journalist” by colleagues and former co-workers after her death this week at the age of 64.

“I was so sad to hear. @UmaPemmaraju was a beautiful person inside & out,” former Arkansas governor and Fox News contributor Mike Huckabee tweeted. “...Read more

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'A League of Their Own' series finally puts Black women on the baseball field

There’s a famous scene in Penny Marshall’s “A League of Their Own” movie: a Black woman, in a dress and hat, picks up a loose ball in foul territory and whips it past Geena Davis’ Dottie right into the waiting glove of Ellen Sue.

She nods, but doesn’t speak. That’s all she gets. She’s not even listed in the credits (local media ...Read more

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Jon Batiste leaves Stephen Colbert's 'The Late Show' after seven years as bandleader

Five months after winning big at the 2022 Grammys, Jon Batiste is stepping away from his post as bandleader for Stephen Colbert’s “The Late Show.”

Colbert announced the news during Thursday night’s show. Although Batiste wasn’t in attendance, Colbert talked up his contributions.

“Sharp-eyed viewers may have noticed that Jon hasn’...Read more

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D'Arcy Carden promises the 'League of Their Own' series really is 'so gay'

At the end of the season, the ballplayers of the original “A League of Their Own” movie happily went home to their husbands. In the new show, there’s no need to pretend.

The Prime Video series, which premiered Friday, is under no illusion that the women making up the Rockford Peaches and the rest of the All-American Girls Professional ...Read more

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Ellen DeGeneres sends love to Anne Heche's family after ex is declared 'brain dead'

LOS ANGELES — After offering a tight-lipped reaction earlier this week, Ellen DeGeneres has spoken again about her former partner Anne Heche following reports that the actor is ‘brain dead’ after a fiery car crash in Mar Vista last week left her in a coma.

“This is a sad day,” DeGeneres tweeted Friday morning. “I’m sending Anne’...Read more

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Singer Michelle Branch arrested amid split from Black Keys' Patrick Carney

Just as singer-songwriter Michelle Branch announced the end of her marriage to Black Keys drummer Partrick Carney, she was arrested on Thursday after slapping her husband during an argument.

The “Everywhere” singer was taken into custody after Nashville, Tennessee, police were called to the couple’s home on Thursday for a possible ...Read more

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'A League of Their Own' series opens up world of original movie

Penny Marshall’s 1992 “A League of Their Own” movie introduced the world to a group of women who fought their way onto a baseball field, but it only featured women who were straight, white, presentable.

The new series, which premiered Friday on Prime Video, does much more.

“Our intention here is to tell the stories that the film ...Read more