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2024 Tony Awards preview: How to watch, predictions and more

NEW YORK — The 77th Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast live from Lincoln Center on Sunday night, with the ceremony slated to feature some rising stars as well as acclaimed veteran actors.

Broadway newbie Brody Grant is nominated for his role as Ponyboy Curtis in the musical rendition of “The Outsiders,” while Brian d’Arcy James and ...Read more

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Paul Walter Hauser balances Pixar, pro wrestling and plenty in between

DETROIT — Paul Walter Hauser has nothing to be embarrassed about. Seven years after his breakout in "I, Tonya," the Saginaw native is one of Hollywood's busiest actors, and he has a full dance card that will keep him busy for the next several years.

Hauser is in Atlanta where he just wrapped filming on the reboot of "The Naked Gun" with a ...Read more


Review: 'Tuesday' is a dark fairy tale led by a staggeringly good Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Those of us movie critics fortunate enough to be in this line of work are always trying to squeeze another two hours or so out of the week to catch one more new film. Because you never know. Which is to say: I’m extremely happy to have seen “Tuesday,” which demands and receives new and challenging things from Julia Louis-Dreyfus while ...Read more

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Riot Fest departure from Chicago's Douglass Park sparks more debate over costs and gains for community

CHICAGO — Sheila McNary had a somewhat complicated relationship with Riot Fest over the years. The 71-year-old North Lawndale resident lives across the street from Douglass Park.

When the festival moved to the park in 2015 — following neighbor complaints at its previous location in Humboldt Park — McNary said it almost felt like the ...Read more


What to watch: 'House of the Dragon' won't fire you up

'House of the Dragon'

Fantasy has become a nightmare. Anyone on TV these days who lives in a castle and carries a sword could use a medieval form of antidepressant. At least "Game of Thrones" had Peter Dinklage to crack the occasional joke. That show's sequel is three times as dour with few action scenes in the early episodes to break the funk....Read more

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Jeezy and Jeannie Mai finalize divorce after custody battle over toddler turned ugly

Jeezy and Jeannie Mai's marriage is officially over.

The "Put On" rapper and TV personality finalized their divorce Monday in Georgia's Fulton County Superior Court, The Times has confirmed. After months of contention, Jeezy (real name Jay Wayne Jenkins) and Mai are now free to enjoy being single or to marry someone new.

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Nina Metz: Why aren't you watching one of the best shows on TV?

The best show on TV right now is AMC’s “Interview with the Vampire” and chances are you’re not watching.

That’s because without a big advertising spend, too many titles fall through the cracks in today’s TV landscape. Especially if the show relies on cable viewers. New episodes air 9 p.m. ET Sundays, but somehow this has become the ...Read more


Taylor Swift exhibit opens in Jersey Shore town where she used to summer

NEW YORK — The Jersey Shore town where a young Taylor Swift spent her summers is paying homage to the “Cruel Summer” singer with an exhibition that debuted, naturally, on June 13.

Swift was raised roughly 150 miles west of Stone Harbor, New Jersey, but that’s where her family summered from 1992 to 2004, according to Stone Harbor Museum,...Read more

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'Kinds of Kindness' star Jesse Plemons opens up about losing weight and that 'Civil War' cameo

CANNES, France — Jesse Plemons is deliriously tired.

Draped across a sofa at Cannes' ritzy Carlton Hotel with his legs outstretched, backlit by the late-afternoon Mediterranean sun, the actor apologizes for losing his train of thought on occasion, or tripping over the odd sentence.

I cannot blame him. It has been a long five years.

Of ...Read more

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'It's in my DNA': How the godfather of indie music became a rock 'n' roll snowbird in Miami

MIAMI — On a lazy South Florida spring afternoon, Thurston Moore, the way-out guitarist and inveterate noisemaker who co-founded the radically innovative indie-rock band Sonic Youth, is lounging in the shade of a poolside cabana at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, a favorite spot in the town of his birth.

As a TV plays scenes of the solar ...Read more

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Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn's LA home broken into twice in 4 months

LOS ANGELES — Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn had two break-ins within a four-month span at their Los Angeles home, the "Death Becomes Her" star has revealed.

The couple discovered the first incident, which occurred in 2020, after coming home from dinner.

"We were gone maybe two hours and 20 minutes or something," Hawn told Kelly Ripa on the "...Read more

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R.E.M. reunites for first interview in 30 years ahead of Hall of Fame induction

Thirteen years after R.E.M. disbanded, the original members of the iconic rock group reunited before their induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday night to reflect on the highs and lows of their career.

"You know, we lived or died on the strength of our songs. So this is a huge honor," guitarist Peter Buck said on "CBS Mornings,...Read more

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Rihanna is not 'retired,' despite what that outfit said

Despite an album drought and the message her clothes are projecting, Rihanna insists that she is not retired from music. Nor is she pregnant, for that matter.

The "Diamonds" and "Umbrella" singer set the internet abuzz last week after stepping out in a graphic T-shirt dress that was emblazoned with "I'm Retired — This Is as Dressed Up as I ...Read more

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Mark James, 'Always on My Mind' and 'Suspicious Minds' songwriter, dies at 83

Mark James, the songwriter behind lovelorn rock and country hits like Elvis Presley's "Suspicious Minds" and Willie Nelson's "Always on My Mind," has died. He was 83.

James' death on Saturday, at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, was first reported in the Houston Chronicle. In a statement, James' family said that "Mark's legacy and zest for ...Read more

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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck keep distance, separate families at his son's graduation

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck reportedly paid no attention to one another at a graduation ceremony for the latter’s 12-year-old son, Samuel.

Amid ongoing reports of tension in their marriage, TMZ reports the estranged power pair exchanged not even an “air kiss” as they were photographed arriving separately to Wednesday’s gathering.

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NOFX's final shows in SoCal include Dropkick Murphys, Descendents and Pennywise

ANAHEIM, Calif. — It's been nearly two years since the Los Angeles punk rock band NOFX announced they were hanging up their combat boots with a final tour and three stops slated at Berth 46 in San Pedro on Oct. 4-6.

The band has been headlining its Punk in Drublic music festival tour and added the last dates to the NOFX Final Tour: 40 Years ...Read more


Matt Smith of 'House of the Dragon' gently corrects interviewer on Emma D'Arcy's pronouns

Matt Smith cleverly corrected an interviewer who muffed the pronouns of his nonbinary "House of the Dragon" co-star, Emma D'Arcy.

Smith was speaking to Sue Perkins, the host of Sky's fan show "House of the Dragon: War Room," at the London premiere of "House of the Dragon's" second season. Discussing the climactic moment in the Season 1 finale ...Read more


Foreclosure auction of Kevin Spacey's Baltimore home postponed as actor says he is millions in debt

BALTIMORE — An auction of Kevin Spacey’s Baltimore home that was set for Thursday has been postponed, the latest twist coming during a week when the Oscar winning actor appeared on a British talk show and said that he owed millions and does not have money to pay his bills.

On an episode of “Piers Morgan Uncensored,” the British TV ...Read more

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Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi to face off in hot dog eating contest, live on Netflix

NEW YORK — For the first time in 15 years, Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi will once again square off in a hot dog eating contest — this one streaming live on Netflix on Labor Day.

Wednesday’s announcement of the dog fight came one day after Chestnut was kicked out of the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island on July...Read more

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How to watch the 2024 Tony Awards

Father's Day? What Father's Day? Sunday, June 16, marks the date of the 77th Tony Awards at the David H. Koch Theater at New York's Lincoln Center. Put on your favorite show tunes and ready your jazz hands; here's how to watch.

Let's start with the preshow, which is on again for a fourth year, and will run for 90 minutes before the main event....Read more