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Michael Phillips: How does an actor electrify a moment of stillness? Watch Colman Domingo

CHICAGO — Some actors are 90% voice and 6, maybe 7% something else. And that’s why they don’t add up.

Colman Domingo? Not one of those actors. An Oscar nominee last year for his full-bodied turn as civil rights leader Bayard Rustin in “Rustin,” and star of the very fine new film “Sing Sing,” Domingo could get by, probably, on his ...Read more


Review: 'Two American Families' is the saga of working class struggle and survival

In the sense that television is a lens through which we view ourselves, it's as often as not a cracked one, or one smeared with Vaseline, to make things crazier or prettier. It takes a certain kind of restraint and support — given the comparative lack of commercial potential — for TV to engage life as it is, unmediated by writers rooms or ...Read more

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'Deadpool & Wolverine' review: Disney's fun team-up romp retains R-rated zest

It has gone unspoken, but the first rule of the “Deadpool & Wolverine” experience would seem to be “You do not talk about the ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ experience.”

We assume that’s also the second rule when it comes to this highly anticipated film, which finally is landing in theaters this week.

In September 2022, “Deadpool” ...Read more

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Shaq talks big game before Red Rocks EDM concert: 'Every single year the shows get crazier and crazier'

DENVER — Shaquille O’Neal screwed up, and he admits it.

No, not because of his comments about Denver Nuggets three-time MVP Nikola Jokic. This has to do with music. The 52-year-old basketball legend, who lately has poured himself into a second career as an electronic dance music producer, invited up-and-coming DJs to email him their work. ...Read more

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'Deadpool & Wolverine' review: This could be the start of something bleh

There was a time I considered the Thanos-like domination of Marvel Studios over the last generation of studio moviemaking to be a mixed blessing, if an increasingly dispiriting blackmail routine: You’ve seen the other ones, whaddya not gonna see this new one?

But now I feel differently about the Marvel predicament. Even accounting for the ...Read more

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Chris Brown, Live Nation hit with $50 million lawsuit after alleged attack in Texas

LOS ANGELES — Chris Brown has been hit with a $50 million lawsuit alleging that the R&B star and his entourage "attacked and brutally beat" four men after his "11:11" tour stop at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.

The lawsuit, filed Monday in Harris County, names Brown, entertainment giant Live Nation Worldwide, Sinko Ceej, Hood Boss and ...Read more

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Review: 'Deadpool & Wolverine' full of sound and fury, signifying nothing

The last we saw Deadpool, the motor-mouthed anti-superhero, it was an entire pandemic and presidency ago. It’s been six years since the “merc with a mouth” was on the big screen in “Deadpool 2” in 2018, and since then, there've been corporate mergers and acquisitions that left star Ryan Reynolds’ signature character adrift with ...Read more

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Snoop Dogg to blaze it up in Paris as a torchbearer for 2024 Olympics: 'Gots to do it'

Snoop Dogg — rap icon, business mogul and king of brand deals — just landed a new gig: Olympic torchbearer.

The 52-year-old "Drop It Like It's Hot" icon will be among the people to carry the Olympic torch before the 2024 Olympics opening ceremony Friday. Mayor Mathieu Hanotin of Saint-Denis, France, announced Monday on the social platform ...Read more

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Jack White, the Mars Volta and Cigarettes After Sex headline Desert Daze's comeback fest

LOS ANGELES — After a yearlong absence, the Southern California psych-rock festival Desert Daze will return in 2024 with a lineup that includes Jack White, the Mars Volta and Cigarettes After Sex.

The fest — renowned for its tastemaking mix of experimental rock, metal, hip-hop and globe-spanning underground music — will return to its ...Read more

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Kamala Harris added to Trump-inspired, off-Broadway musical 'Ghost of John McCain'

NEW YORK — Vice President Kamala Harris officially entering the presidential race on Sunday hasn’t only shaken up the political landscape, it has also prompted fast-moving changes to an upcoming off-Broadway musical.

Producers of “Ghost of John McCain,” scheduled to open at the Soho Playhouse on Sept. 24, announced on Tuesday a last-...Read more


Kim Cattrall says she won't return to 'Sex and the City' sequel's 3rd season

NEW YORK — And just like that … Kim Cattrall has no plans to return to the new season of the “Sex and the City” sequel.

The Golden Globe Award-winning actress, who was the standout on the original HBO comedy series and its two movies, is shooting down speculation that she will appear in the third season of “And Just Like That…,” ...Read more

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Beyoncé gives Kamala Harris 'Freedom' to use her music on campaign trail

Beyoncé reportedly gave Kamala Harris her blessing to play “Freedom” on the campaign trail.

The presumptive Democratic nominee for president entered her campaign headquarters in Delaware with that song playing Monday. According to CNN, permission to use the 2016 tune came straight from the 32-time Grammy winner hours before Harris formally...Read more


'Bridgerton' Season 4 to focus on Benedict, Sophie

Netflix has confirmed that “Bridgerton” Season 4 will spotlight the romance between Benedict and Sophie.

The streamer tweeted Tuesday that Benedict Bridgerton, played by Luke Thompson, will star in the fourth installment of the Emmy winning romance, which will also feature Sophie Beckett — whose casting has yet to be announced. Netflix on...Read more

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What to stream: Set sights on films of Powell and Pressburger

A new documentary, “Made in England: The Films of Powell and Pressburger,” about filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, charts their careers and influence on American cinema, particularly Martin Scorsese, who narrates the film. Directed by David Hinton, “Made in England” is playing in New York and opens in Los Angeles theaters...Read more

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Ryan Reynolds reveals name of his, Blake Lively's 4th child

NEW YORK — Ryan Reynolds has finally revealed the name of his and Blake Lively’s fourth child while thanking his family at Monday’s world premiere of “Deadpool & Wolverine” in New York City.

Footage making the rounds from the Lincoln Center event shows the 47-year-old “If” star giving his family a touching shoutout, nearly a year ...Read more

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8 Olympics documentaries to watch before the Paris Games

Every two years, athletes from around the globe gather to compete at the Olympic Games. And every two years, stories emerge that capture the world’s attention, from the tragic to the triumphant.

With the Summer Olympics set to begin in Paris on Friday, key storylines are already emerging.

There is Simone Biles’ much-anticipated return to ...Read more

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Abdul 'Duke' Fakir, last surviving original member of the Four Tops, dies at 88

Abdul "Duke" Fakir, the last surviving founding member of the Motown vocal group the Four Tops, has died. He was 88.

A representative for the family said in a statement that Fakir died of heart failure on Monday.

"Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of a trailblazer, icon and music legend who, through his 70-year music career, touched ...Read more

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Comic-Con 2024: 26 things you need to know

SAN DIEGO — Comic-Con International opens its 2024 run with a preview night on Wednesday, followed by four action-packed days of events. Here’s a suggested list of events for your entertainment from A to Z. Most events take place at the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) at 111 Harbor Drive, unless otherwise noted.

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New on DVD: Explore evil origins of 'The First Omen'

A horror franchise prequel tops the DVD releases for the week of July 30.

"The First Omen": An American nun (Nell Tiger Free) comes to Rome in 1971 to work at an orphanage and uncovers a church conspiracy to spawn the Antichrist as a twisted way to scare people back into the faith.

"I hate to call 'The First Omen' unexpectedly well-crafted and...Read more

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Paris Olympics playlist: 8 great French music acts you should hear today

There’s so much we love about France.

The short list would definitely include the beaches, the art, the history, the food, the tennis, the architecture and — without a doubt — the music.

It’s the latter we are going to concern ourselves with here, as we offer up some suggestions for those creating their own special French music ...Read more