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Richard Lewis saluted by 'Curb' co-stars, said he was 'quite well' weeks before death

LOS ANGELES — Comedian Richard Lewis, who died Tuesday from a heart attack, said that he was "doing quite well" a few weeks before his death, despite being absent from the Season 12 premiere of "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

The so-called Prince of Pain, who played an exaggerated version of himself alongside real-life friend Larry David in the HBO ...Read more

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Kacey Musgraves lines up 5 big California shows for 2024 concert tour

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Kacey Musgraves is heading back to the Golden State

The seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter has lined up five California dates on her 2024 Deeper Well World Tour.

Musgraves performs Sept. 23 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Sept. 24 at Chase Center in San Francisco, Oct. 1 at Pechanga Arena San Diego in San ...Read more


Bradley Cooper walks around naked at home; 'totally' comfortable, he says in new interview

Two years ago, Bradley Cooper spoke in dramatic terms about filming his first full-frontal nude scene for the 2021 film, “Nightmare Alley,” saying it was a “big deal” when he spent six hours totally naked in front of the crew to shoot a steamy sex scene with Toni Collette.

But Cooper has a different view of nudity when it comes to the ...Read more

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Who's Rebecca Ferguson's 'idiot' co-star? Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt clear their names

Rebecca Ferguson knows how to advocate for herself on set — and now it seems she has extra support from "Jungle Cruise" duo Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt.

Johnson and Blunt, in separate statements, showed love to their former co-star Ferguson after she revealed a behind-the-scenes interaction with a "an absolute idiot of a co-star" left her ...Read more

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Aftershock festival unleashes massive lineup for hard rock fans

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Aftershock is certainly living up to its billing as “the West Coast’s largest rock festival” in 2024.

This year’s lineup is absolutely gigantic, featuring such masters of hard rock as Iron Maiden, Slayer, Halestorm, Slipknot, Pantera, Five Finger Death Punch, Evanescence, Judas Priest and Mötley Crüe.

The ...Read more

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Jack Antonoff, pop music's production king, on Taylor Swift, his new album and the genre that's 'about to blow'

LOS ANGELES — Three rainy days before the 66th Grammy Awards, Jack Antonoff sits cross-legged — dry and toasty and sipping his second oat-milk latte — on an oversized sofa in the private recording studio he recently built on a grungy Hollywood side street.

"I hate this weather," he says as he peers through a soundproofed window he claims ...Read more

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Drew Barrymore's daughter uses her 1995 Playboy cover to justify wearing a crop top

Drew Barrymore’s daughter knows how to turn the tables on her mom.

The actress recently revealed on her daytime talk show that one of her two young daughters has used her decades-old Playboy magazine cover to justify wanting to show some skin of her own.

During an interview with Christina Aguilera that touched on some of the challenges of ...Read more

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'RHONY' stars Luann De Lesseps, Dorinda Medley defend Andy Cohen amid latest lawsuit

Andy Cohen remains in the good graces of some “Real Housewives” stars amid multiple lawsuits against the reality TV kingpin.

Former “New York City” castmates Luann de Lesseps and Dorinda Medley have come forward in defense of their one-time boss as he faces co-star’s Leah McSweeney’s damning allegations — among them that Cohen ...Read more

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Ja Rule denied entry to the UK days before tour was to start

NEW YORK — Rapper Ja Rule said he was denied entry to the United Kingdom days before he was set to kick off a tour in Wales on Friday, followed by a show in London the next day.

“I’m so devastated I can’t believe the UK won’t let me in. I’ve spent a half million dollars in production of my own money to put this tour together only to...Read more


'Elsbeth' review: 'The Good Wife' spinoff tries (and fails) to be a quirkier version of 'Columbo'

Memorable guest characters were a hallmark of “The Good Wife” during its seven-season run on CBS from 2009 to 2016, and Elsbeth Tascioni was one of the more distinctive. Quirky and easily distracted, she was underestimated and therefore a formidable advocate (or foe) in the courtroom. Played by Carrie Preston with an offbeat cadence and ...Read more

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Ishana Night Shyamalan carrying on her family's legacy of horror with 'The Watchers'

PHILADELPHIA — Ishana Night Shyamalan, daughter of famed filmmaker and horror vet M. Night Shyamalan, is making her contribution to the family legacy with this year’s "The Watchers."

The film is based on the eponymous 2021 Gothic horror novel by author A.M. Shine, and follows 28-year-old artist Mina (Dakota Fanning), who gets stranded in an...Read more

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Tom Skilling delivers emotional final forecast on WGN-TV

CHICAGO — Retiring WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling delivered his final weather report Wednesday night, and the forecast was unseasonably warm and fuzzy.

After violent storms turned summer back into winter Tuesday night, temperatures are expected to climb back into the 70s this weekend. But Skilling, long the face of Chicago weather, will ...Read more

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Commentary: What the frenzy over Kate Middleton's 'disappearance' says about the royals -- and us

In case you’re keeping track, and many people are, it has been more than two months since Kate Middleton was seen in public.

According to a Jan. 17 announcement by Kensington Palace, Catherine, Princess of Wales underwent a “planned” and “successful” abdominal surgery on Jan. 16. She would remain in the hospital for 10 to 14 days “...Read more


Television Q&A: Was Shirley Temple show a fairy tale?

You have questions. I have some answers.

Q: When I was little, back about 1957-58, there was a weekend TV show hosted by an adult Shirley Temple, wearing a big Cinderella type ball gown. She introduced different stories each week. I especially loved one called "The Land of Green Ginger" about a magical country that moved from place to place. Do...Read more


Review: 'Elsbeth,' featuring Carrie Preston's delightful return, is latest procedural to join CBS lineup

The initials CBS evidently stand for Crime Busting Shows, which — but for a few situation comedies and "Survivor" — currently dominate the network's lineup: "FBI," "FBI: International," "FBI: Most Wanted," "FBI True," "S.W.A.T.," "CSI: Vegas," "NCIS," "NCIS: Hawai'i," "Blue Bloods," "The Equalizer," the comic legal drama "So Help Me Todd" ...Read more

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'Percy Jackson' and epic coming-of-age tales are getting their live-action TV moment

LOS ANGELES — While co-creating the live-action TV adaptation of the magical children's book series "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" for Disney+, Jon Steinberg looked to several classic films starring plucky young heroes for inspiration.

"There were a lot," Steinberg said, rattling off titles including 1986's "Flight of the Navigator," 1985'...Read more

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Rick Kogan: FitzGerald's may soon be a landmark -- something Chicago music fans already knew

CHICAGO — Sady, I am not old enough to have sampled the delights of Club Ritz, with its “Come Early and Stay Until ??” in 1934 and listened to the “Gay Tunes of Jack Lyon and his Club Ritz Orchestra.” I couldn’t tell you what went on the next year at Club Whitehall where one could “Dine, Dance and Relax.” And sorry, never made it...Read more

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Richard Lewis, stand-up comic and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' star, dies at 76

LOS ANGELES — Comedian Richard Lewis built a career on making himself a punchline, but in HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” sincerity was his specialty.

As a fictionalized version of himself, Lewis often injected the long-running cynical comedy with wholesome lines about the decadeslong friendship he shared with co-star Larry David. “When ...Read more

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'Good Time' star, Queens native Buddy Duress dead at 38

NEW YORK — Safdie brothers collaborator Buddy Duress, who starred in “Good Time” and “Heaven Knows What,” died suddenly late last year. He was 38.

The Queens native, born Michael Stathis, died in November as a result of “cardiac arrest from a drug cocktail,” younger brother Christopher Stathis confirmed to People on Tuesday.

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Netflix hires 'It' producer Dan Lin for top film job, replacing Scott Stuber

LOS ANGELES — Netflix announced Wednesday that film producer Dan Lin has been named chairman of the streaming company's film division, replacing longtime movie chief Scott Stuber.

Lin has achieved much success by producing tentpole live-action and animated movies, including the "Lego" and "It" movies for Warner Bros. and the recent live-...Read more