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Review: Netflix streams a SAG Awards graced by Barbra Streisand but also much of the usual

LOS ANGELES — Awards, awards, awards — so many they constitute a season of their own. Saturday night it was the turn of the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the 30th edition, going out from the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall to the globe for the first time via Netflix.

This was not the streamer's first foray into live entertainment. Chris Rock's ...Read more

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SAG Awards 2024: Will the winners go on to repeat at the Oscars?

LOS ANGELES — Pedro Pascal was a little drunk at Saturday night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards because he thought he could get drunk.

Hey, you and me both, Pedro.

I didn’t anticipate the ceremony, streamed on Netflix — no commercials, plenty of profanity — would boast many surprises. And outside of Pascal prevailing for “The Last of ...Read more

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Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce relationship documentary hitting Fox, Hulu next week

Those who can’t get enough of Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce’s love story will soon have their prayers answered with a new documentary centered on the buzzed-about pair.

TMZ on Saturday announced the documentary special, “TMZ Investigates: Taylor & Travis: Ultimate Love Story,” airing Monday at 9 p.m. ET on Fox, and streaming on Hulu the...Read more

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Rappers Busta Rhymes, Nizzle Man caught on video in physical altercation at NYC club

NEW YORK — Busta Rhymes on Friday reportedly got into a physical altercation with fellow New York rapper Nizzle Man, while attending a party at Midtown club Harbor NYC.

According to leaked footage of the incident posted Saturday by The Shade Room, the 51-year-old “Break Ya Neck” rapper was seen getting up into the personal space of 23-...Read more

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Dave Bautista pledges reward after puppies tossed from vehicle in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. — The Humane Society of Tampa Bay took to Instagram on Friday looking for information on who tossed three puppies from a car.

“They deserve justice and we want answers: $10,000 reward,” the post began.

Soon, a famous animal lover was on board to help. Marvel actor and former professional wrestler Dave Bautista, who lives in ...Read more

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Wendy Williams thanks fans for 'love and kind words' after sharing dementia diagnosis

Former talk show host Wendy Williams issued a statement Friday thanking the public for its response to the news that she has been diagnosed with dementia.

"I want to say I have immense gratitude for the love and kind words I have received after sharing my diagnosis of Aphasia and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). Let me say, wow! Your response has...Read more

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Travis Kelce leaving Taylor Swift in Sydney, returning to Vegas

Travis Kelce is saying goodbye for now to Taylor Swift and her Eras Tour in Australia.

Kelce is flying back to Las Vegas to continue partying with Patrick Mahomes and other Chiefs players, sources tell TMZ.

It’s a quick turnaround for Kelce, 34, who arrived in Sydney on Wednesday to see Swift’s first concert on the Australia leg of her ...Read more

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Wendy Williams' guardian sues Lifetime company A+E Networks before documentary debut

A New York judge ruled that Lifetime's "Where Is Wendy Williams?" documentary can air as originally scheduled, amid one woman's efforts to keep the project from going live.

Days before the documentary's premiere, a woman named Sabrina Morrissey filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court against Lifetime parent company A+E Networks and production...Read more

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'Top Gun' actor Barry Tubb sues Paramount over use of his likeness in 'Top Gun: Maverick'

LOS ANGELES — Barry Tubb feels the need — the need to plead.

Tubb, who played naval aviator Henry "Wolfman" Ruth in the 1986 blockbuster "Top Gun," is suing Paramount Pictures for its unauthorized use of his likeness in the franchise's 2022 sequel, "Top Gun: Maverick."

In the sequel, Tubb appears in a photograph of the fictional Top Gun ...Read more

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Mel Gibson, known for later antisemitic rants, almost starred in 'Schindler's List,' famed agent says

Steven Spielberg probably didn’t realize it at the time, but he dodged a bullet when he rejected the idea of casting Mel Gibson to star in his Oscar-winning 1993 film “Schindler’s List.”

Turning down Gibson wouldn’t have been easy, even for Spielberg. In the early 1990s, Gibson was a major star, coming off the box office success of ...Read more

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Zendaya's $100,000 donation helps Cal Shakes make its summer return

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Zendaya is remembering her East Bay theater kid roots by donating $100,000 to the California Shakespeare Theater company, where the Oakland native received early training to become an actor and to pursue her career as a film and TV star, singer and model.

The donation from the Emmy-winning “Euphoria” star comes as she ...Read more

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Goldenvoice announces its April concert series including Blur at Fox Pomona

ANAHEIM, Calif. — For those who missed out on securing the festival passes they wanted or those who are less inclined to venture to the desert for the 2024 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio this April, Goldenvoice’s Presents April just announced a ton of local gigs with some big-name Coachella artists playing in more intimate...Read more

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Taylor Swift belatedly opens Eras stint in Sydney after lightning, evacuation delay

Taylor Swift's highly anticipated opening concert in Sydney was delayed Friday amid weather safety concerns, but the singer shook it off when she ultimately took the stage.

The "Anti-Hero" singer's show at Accor Stadium was evacuated following a series of lightning strikes. Inclement weather — which has repeatedly and once fatally dogged ...Read more

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Mischa Barton reveals she dated 25-year-old 'O.C.' co-star Ben McKenzie when she was 17, says he was 'her first'

The behind-the-scenes action on “The O.C.” apparently wasn’t too P.C. after all.

According to Mischa Barton, she and co-star Ben McKenzie, who portrayed teenage lovers on the Fox drama series, were lovebirds in real life — with a significant age difference.

The actress spilled the beans on their secret offscreen romance in an interview...Read more

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Dolly Parton congratulates Beyoncé on 'Texas Hold 'Em'

Beyoncé’s transition into country music is being applauded by one of the genre’s living legends.

“I’m a big fan of Beyoncé and very excited that she’s done a country album. So congratulations on your Billboard Hot Country number one single. Can’t wait to hear the full album!” Dolly Parton posted Thursday on Instagram.

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Pamela Salem, British actor who played James Bond secretary Miss Moneypenny, dies at 80

British actor Pamela Salem, who appeared as Bond secretary Miss Moneypenny in the film "Never Say Never Again," has died.

Salem's agent Maddie Burdett Coutts confirmed in a phone call with The Times that the actor died Wednesday at her home in Florida at age 80. Additional details, including a cause of death, were not revealed.

"She was a ...Read more

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Elton John brings in $8 million from opening auction of Atlanta home items

ATLANTA — Elton John’s live auction of items from his former Atlanta home brought in nearly $8 million Wednesday through Christie’s, double pre-auction estimates.

John sold his Buckhead home for $7.225 million last fall, 45% above asking price. While he spent plenty of time in Atlanta in the 1990s and 2000s, he has largely resided in ...Read more

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Original 'Top Gun' actor Barry Tubb sues Paramount over use of Wolfman photo in 'Maverick' sequel

Barry Tubb isn’t flying high over “Top Gun: Maverick.”

The 61-year-old actor, who starred as Wolfman in the original 1986 “Top Gun” film, is suing Paramount Pictures for using his image in the 2022 blockbuster sequel.

Tubb claims the term “sequel” never appeared in the contract he signed for the first film, therefore the studio ...Read more


Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce share another viral kiss at Eras Tour show in Sydney

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce enchanted fans with another viral kiss just after the superstar’s first Eras Tour show in Sydney.

In a callback to the 14-time Grammy winner’s much-discussed show in Buenos Aires, Argentina, last year, the “Anti-Hero” singer changed the lyrics to “Karma” to shout out the Kansas City Chiefs tight end, ...Read more

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TV to watch: CNN's docuseries on Las Vegas examines the sins of Sin City

'Vegas: The Story of Sin City'

Showgirls, mobsters and Rat Packers play a major role in this docuseries about the rise of Las Vegas. But what resonates most, at least in the first half of the four-part series, is how long it took for the city to overcome its sexist and racist roots. In many ways, the city was slower to address discrimination ...Read more