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T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach depart ABC News following relationship scandal

NEW YORK — T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach, the ABC News anchors who reportedly became romantically involved last year, are leaving the network.

“After several conversations with Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes about different options, we all agreed it’s best for everyone that they move on from ABC News,” a representative for the news division ...Read more

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Film academy to conduct 'review' after Andrea Riseborough's surprise Oscar nod

LOS ANGELES — Just days after nominations for this year’s Oscars were unveiled, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Friday that it is “conducting a review” of this year’s nominees to make sure none of them violated the organization’s rules around campaigning.

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'Love & Hip Hop' star who sued Tory Lanez says he was coerced into a settlement

"Love & Hip Hop Miami" star Christopher Michael Harty has said he was forced into signing a settlement agreement tied to a lawsuit filed against Canadian rapper Tory Lanez because of threats against his life.

The model, nightlife promoter and TV personality, who goes by the name Prince, sued Lanez in 2020 for battery, assault and negligence ...Read more

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Yes, Rita Ora and director Taika Waititi are married. She's finally singing about it

Months after sparking marriage rumors, singer Rita Ora has confirmed that she and "Thor: Love and Thunder" director Taika Waititi tied the knot.

"Yes, here we are," she told Heart Breakfast hosts Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden on Friday. "Everything happens for a reason, people. I am officially off the market."

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Man arrested near Drake's Beverly Hills mansion after alleged burglary

LOS ANGELES — A man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into hip-hop star Drake's Beverly Hills mansion on Thursday night.

The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Friday that officers were called around 9 p.m. to the 9900 block of Kip Drive in Beverly Hills regarding a burglary. Upon arrival, the security guard on the scene who ...Read more

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'Jimmy Kimmel' anniversary show invites debut guests Snoop, Clooney (Sorry, Matt Damon)

LOS ANGELES — Jimmy Kimmel marked the 20th anniversary of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Thursday night by bringing back his first-ever guest George Clooney along with inaugural guest co-host Snoop Dogg and musical act Coldplay for the celebration. Even his long-time nemesis Matt Damon made a guest appearance, but only to lament being snubbed yet ...Read more

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'A Thousand and One' and 'Going to Mars' win top prizes at Sundance

As part of its first in-person event in three years, the Sundance Film Festival announced its awards on Friday. A.V. Rockwell's "A Thousand and One" took the grand jury prize in the U.S. dramatic competition, while Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson's "Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project" won the grand jury prize in the U.S. documentary ...Read more

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Review: Apple's new comedy is the anti-'Ted Lasso,' built on a taxingly unlikable protagonist

Everything I know about therapy I’ve learned from television, so I can’t say whether the methods in “Shrinking,” which premiered Friday on Apple TV+, are any more or less accurate than what I know from “The Bob Newhart Show” or “The Sopranos.” Then again, I don’t know how true “The Sopranos” was to mob life in northern New ...Read more

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Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington curate annual Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Kamasi Washington, Leon Bridges, Digable Planets and Samara Joy are among the artists slated to play the Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival in June, the LA Phil announced on Thursday.

The annual two-day festival, formerly known as the Playboy Jazz Fest, will take place over Father’s Day weekend June 17-18. Tickets will go on ...Read more

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Jay Leno broke bones in a recent motorcycle accident -- and now his 'Garage' is canceled

Jay Leno broke his collarbone and several other bones in a motorcycle accident last week, the comic revealed in an interview published Thursday night. The revelation comes less than two months after he suffered second-degree burns in a car fire in his Burbank garage — and at the same time "Jay Leno's Garage" would be ending its run on CNBC.

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SCAD TVfest 2023 honorees include Craig Robinson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Wes Bentley

ATLANTA — SCAD’s annual TVfest this year will be honoring Craig Robinson (”The Office”), Sarah Michelle Gellar (”Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and Wes Bentley (”American Beauty”).

All the actors are expected to be in attendance in person at the three-day event scheduled this year for Feb. 9-11 in different SCAD locations around ...Read more

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Watershed festival announces 2023 lineup with Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and more

SEATTLE — Washington country fans are always eager to get back in the saddle with summer’s biggest country jam. The day after the annual Watershed Music Festival, many fans are already planning their return the following year.

On Friday morning, organizers revealed what’s in store for the 2023 edition of the state’s premier country fest...Read more


Review: Bring tissues to the Oscar-nominated 'Close,' but also a little skepticism

"Close" badly wants your tears and, on occasion, it earns them. A flawlessly acted, precision-tooled heartbreaker from 31-year-old Belgian writer-director Lukas Dhont, it tells an Edenic love story, conjuring a rapturous state of intimacy that gives way to a tragic fall from grace. What gives the movie its faint whisper of the taboo — a taboo ...Read more

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Review: 'Shotgun Wedding' aims to please with action and laughs

Of modern film comedies about weddings – “Bridesmaids,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Father of the Bride,” “Wedding Crashers,” “The Proposal” – “Shotgun Wedding” is the first to feature Balinese pirates trying to hold a wedding party hostage and shaking down the father of the bride for $45 million in exchange for the life of...Read more


'Infinity Pool' review: Vacation-set horror thriller goes right to the deep edge

For anyone who wanted “The White Lotus” to dig a little deeper into its characters’ hypocrisy, privileged American tourism fantasies and class warfare waged in poshly exotic locales, Brandon Cronenberg’s third feature, “Infinity Pool,” is the answer to your prayers.

Be warned: This is no middle-of-the-road picnic. Like his father, ...Read more

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Newsmax replaced by another right-wing channel on DirecTV

That escalated quickly.

DirecTV announced Thursday it will replace Newsmax with another right-wing TV station. Word of the satellite service provider’s new partnership comes after Newsmax — which was dropped from DirecTV’s lineup at the stroke of midnight Wednesday — whined it was a victim of “political discrimination and censorship.�...Read more

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Mary McNamara: Pamela Anderson is a bad-ass, wrapped in an enigma inside a bombshell

If you're planning to write a memoir any time soon, you might want to contact a documentary filmmaker first.

Following in the narrative-seizing steps of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who chased the Netflix documentary series "Harry & Meghan" with Harry's memoir "Spare," Pamela Anderson has scheduled a simultaneous release of her book, "Love, ...Read more


'You People' review: If not for Eddie Murphy, this Netflix meet-the-parents rom-com wouldn't have much com

Already there’s a huge range of reactions to “You People,” which debuted on Netflix Friday after a week in a few theaters for appearance’s sake. Hilarious? Riotous? Hackneyed? Annoying? Are comic sensibilities really so various that nobody can agree whether the laughs and the heart are there with this thing, or not?

Well, no. We can’t...Read more

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Movie review: 'Turn Every Page' a fascinating safari with literary lions

What happens when two geniuses in their respective fields engage in a sometimes contentious, life-long collaboration? The answer to that question can be found in Lizzie Gottlieb’s “Turn Every Page — The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb” (Yes, Gottlieb is the director’s father). The film is a book lover’s delight.

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The Las Vegas concerts you need to see in 2023

LAS VEGAS — The U.S. Senate is getting involved, dudes.

Such is the power of Taylor Swift — or her fans, who, when angered, wield a collective wrath rivaling that of an angry, vengeful, all-powerful god upon learning that his roommate swiped that last piece of pizza he had stashed in the back of the fridge.

This week, the aforementioned ...Read more