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Around the remote: Chuck Barney's TV and streaming picks for Sept. 26-Oct. 2

DON'T MISS: "The Tony Awards Present: Broadway's Back! — "Hamilton" star Leslie Odom Jr. hosts a lively concert special celebrating the joys of live theater and the reopening of Broadway. Among the stars appearing at New York City's Winter Garden Theatre and performing stage musical classics are Annaleigh Ashford, Kristin Chenoweth, Andre De ...Read more

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Redbox's top 10 DVD rentals

The top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks for the week of Sept. 13:

1. The Boss Baby: Family Business — Universal

2. Black Widow (2020) — Disney

3. Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard — Lionsgate

4. Peter Rabbit 2 — Sony

5. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It — Warner

6. Catch the Bullet — Lionsgate

7. The Gateway — Lionsgate

8. The...Read more

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Melissa Barrera hopes addiction drama 'All the World Is Sleeping' humanizes the issue

Melissa Barrera hopes her movie “All the World Is Sleeping” serves as a wake-up call about substance abuse.

The “In the Heights” actress explores the depths of addiction in the new drama, starring as a young mother whose daily struggle with drugs jeopardizes her health and custody of her daughter.

Barrera’s character, Chama, is based...Read more

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Inside 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie's' moving tribute to the AIDS generation

"Everybody's Talking About Jamie" centers on a small-town teen as he makes his drag debut, thanks to the help of a key mentor. "You can't just be a boy in a dress, Jamie," says Richard E. Grant. "A boy in a dress is something to be laughed at, a drag queen is something to be feared. You wouldn't believe the power it gives you."

That power is ...Read more

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My worst moment: James Wolk of 'Ordinary Joe' and the accent no one asked for on 'Zoo'

The new NBC drama “Ordinary Joe” stars James Wolk and envisions one character’s life as it progresses along three different career paths: As a cop, a nurse or a famous musician.

“The show is a ‘what if?’ premise,” said Wolk. “What if you had made a certain career choice, and how does that drastically affect your life? In our ...Read more

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Rufus Wainwright moves from pop and 'Shrek' to opera and back: 'Patience is one of the greatest virtues'

Rufus Wainwright found an ideal way to stage a musical rebellion against his parents as a 13-year-old in the 1980s, but it wasn't through punk-rock, hip-hop or synth-pop.

"My rebellion was getting into opera!" said the now 48-year-old singer-songwriter and opera composer. "My parents were both musicians in rock 'n' roll bands. For them, opera ...Read more


The Black elite reigns in 'Our Kind of People'

At some point, money transitions into power, acclaim and prestige. It’s no longer just cash; it’s a key.

In “Our Kind of People,” money is the key to hiding secrets in plain sight.

The Fox series, which premiered Tuesday and is based on Lawrence Otis Graham’s 1999 book of the same name, follows a single mom, Angela Vaughn (Yaya ...Read more

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Hollywood ignored women. Academy Museum's female curators aren't making the same mistake

LOS ANGELES — During the silent era, there were plenty of female editors. They were called "cutters," and because the work was meticulous and time-consuming, it was considered akin to sewing, and paid accordingly.

The low wages didn't deter such women as Blanche Sewell, who spent most of her career in the editing department at MGM after ...Read more

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Richard Buckley, fashion journalist and husband of designer Tom Ford, dies at 72

LOS ANGELES — Richard Buckley, a fashion journalist and husband of designer and filmmaker Tom Ford, has died, Ford’s company confirmed Tuesday. He was 72.

“It is with great sadness that Tom Ford announces the death of his beloved husband of 35 years, Richard Buckley. Richard passed away peacefully at their home in Los Angeles Sunday night...Read more

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The Fugees reuniting for first time in 15 years to celebrate 25th anniversary of 'The Score'

Ready or not, here they come – for the first time in 15 years.

Hip-hop group The Fugees has announced that it is reuniting.

The trio – comprised of original members Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel – announced Tuesday that they are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their seminal 1996 album, “The Score,” with a 12-city ...Read more

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Review: Nic Cage joke dries up in idiotic 'Prisoners of the Ghostland'

Nicolas Cage is fully in on the joke in "Prisoners of the Ghostland," a deliriously wacked-out but brutally dull Japanese neo-Western built only for members of Cage's rabid cult of bad movie fetishists. No one else need apply.

Cage plays Hero, a bank robber who is sent into a toxic wasteland to retrieve one of the sex slaves of the Governor of ...Read more

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Congressional resolution officially declares the Bronx and 1520 Sedgwick Ave. the birthplace of hip-hop

NEW YORK — The long-known origins of hip-hop have finally been recognized by the feds.

And that’s a good thing.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., on Sunday presented the congressional resolution officially declaring the Bronx and 1520 Sedgwick Ave. the birthplace of hip-hop.

Bronx Borough President Ruben...Read more

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Chill, Seth Rogen. LA health officials say Emmys didn't violate COVID-19 rules

LOS ANGELES — Sunday’s unmasked, socially undistanced, indoor Emmys ceremony prompted many — including presenter Seth Rogen — to wonder if awards shows are somehow exempt from COVID-19 protocols.

Well, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has spoken, and the answer is: Actually, yeah, kinda.

In response to an outcry over ...Read more

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The 10 most anticipated TV shows of the fall season

'The Many Saints of Newark'

Turns out we didn't see the last of Tony Soprano. David Chase co-wrote this prequel to the highly influential series with Michael Gandolfini stepping into the role originated by his late father, James Gandolfini. The movie, which also will get a theatrical release, looks at the 1967 race riots in Newark, New Jersey, ...Read more

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What to stream: Where to find this year's Emmy winners

The Emmys were awarded on Sunday evening, which means if you haven’t yet caught up with the winners, now is the time to do so, especially since the streaming services came out on top, taking home the most hardware. Or perhaps it’s apt to give some of your favorites a rewatch. Either way, you can’t go wrong checking out any of Sunday’s ...Read more

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Tobias Menzies dedicates Emmy to Michael K. Williams after upset win

Even Tobias Menzies thinks Michael K. Williams deserved an Emmy.

The “Crown” star took home a trophy Sunday night for supporting actor in a drama series for his role as Prince Philip in Netflix’s royal drama, a category that was a near lock to go to “Lovecraft Country” star Williams, even before his death earlier this month.

“Want ...Read more

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Britney Spears celebrates engagement to Sam Asghari in Instagram return

It’s Britney back on Instagram.

After taking a brief weeklong hiatus from Instagram, Britney Spears returned to social media by posting celebratory images of her weekend away with new fiance Sam Asghari on Monday.

“Some shots from my weekend getaway to celebrate my engagement with my ... holy s— ... FIANCE,” she captioned the two ...Read more

Fashion editor Richard Buckley, husband of Tom Ford, dead at 72

Richard Buckley, the Binghamton, New York-born fashion editor who dictated decades of culture and the husband of designer Tom Ford, has died, his family announced Monday.

He was 72.

“It is with great sadness that Tom Ford announces the death of his beloved husband of 35 years, Richard Buckley,” Ford said in a statement.

“Richard passed ...Read more

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'Dune,' 'French Dispatch,' world premieres about 'Mayor Pete' and Harold Washington add to the Chicago Film Fest lineup

CHICAGO — This year’s Oct. 13-24 Chicago International Film Festival, revealed more or less in full Monday after the drip-drip-drip of earlier partial announcements, lets audiences have it every which way.

It’ll be a very different and far-flung festival this year, suiting both the pandemic and artistic director Mimi Plauche’s community...Read more

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Sarah Dash, groundbreaking R&B singer of Labelle fame, dies at 76

The one and only singer Patti LaBelle called “silver throat” has died.

Sarah Dash, a vocal powerhouse who gained international fame in the 1970s with the groundbreaking R&B trio Labelle, was 76.

The Trenton, New Jersey, native’s death was unexpected and the cause was unknown at presstime.

Dash’s death was confirmed to media outlets on...Read more