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Lil Nas X to be honored at Songwriters Hall of Fame gala

NEW YORK — Though he went home empty-handed at this year’s Grammy Awards, Lil Nas X will be bestowed a prestigious honor next month by an elite group of music-makers.

The 23-year-old hit-maker – already a two-time Grammy winner – will receive the Hal David Starlight Award at the 2022 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction gala, scheduled ...Read more

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Upfronts 2022: Every new scripted series picked up by a broadcast network

NEW YORK — The fall TV schedule has everything: firefighters, cops, lawyers. And that’s just CBS.

There’s an anthology series about defendants during their trial, an animated series starring Jon Hamm and a reboot of “Quantum Leap.” There’s something for Mom, something for Dad and something for the college kid stealing Mom and Dad’...Read more


Karla Peterson: The end of 'This is Us' is coming, and I'm not ready

When I think about my TV life without "This is Us," one word comes to mind:


On Tuesday, the NBC drama following the past, present and futures of Jack and Rebecca Pearson and their three children is ending after six seasons. But if you have been embedded with the Pearsons since they came into our lives on Sept. 20, 2016, you know ...Read more

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Philly DJ Diamond Kuts joins the cast of 'Yo! MTV Raps'

PHILADELPHIA — When the reboot of "Yo! MTV Raps" drops Tuesday on Paramount+, Power 99′s DJ Diamond Kuts will be the first woman to serve as a DJ on the rap show.

She will co-host the show with Conceited, best known for his recurring role on MTV’s "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘n Out," as the DJ/co-host on the reboot of the most ...Read more

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Why is the director of 'The Staircase' docuseries so upset by HBO Max's dramatization?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In the more than two decades since Michael Peterson’s wife Kathleen was found at the bottom of a staircase in their Durham home, the plot has thickened over and over and over again, so often that the whole story probably should have long ago hardened into a big block of cement.

All these years later, however, North ...Read more

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Review: The underappreciated James Gray returns to Cannes with a memoir of '80s New York

CANNES, France — The title of James Gray's "Armageddon Time," which premiered in competition Thursday night at the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival, is a wry reference to a comment made by Ronald Reagan during his first presidential campaign: "We may be the generation that sees Armageddon," he said in a conversation with the televangelist Jim ...Read more

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How Ford's CEO became a podcaster, with a little help from Tom Brady

When Spotify first approached Jim Farley with the idea of hosting a podcast, he gave it a cool reception.

The pitch: Farley, Ford Motor Co.'s chief executive, could interview his peers about leadership. He could record it on Saturdays, it was suggested. "My initial reaction was I have absolutely no interest in spending my Saturdays interviewing...Read more

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How 'Under the Banner of Heaven' got Mormon history right. Down to the 'bullet holes'

"Under the Banner of Heaven" is more than just a true crime detective story. It's also a period piece tracing the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the journey of its founding prophet, Joseph Smith.

As Detective Jeb Pyre (Andrew Garfield) investigates the brutal 1984 killings of Brenda Lafferty (Daisy Edgar-Jones) ...Read more

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Summer of '72: How 'The Godfather,' the Rolling Stones, a chess battle and more shaped pop culture

In the summer of ‘72, “The Godfather” made moviegoers an offer they couldn’t refuse.

It was a summer when the Rolling Stones returned to the United States for the first time since 1969, on a legendary tour behind the album “Exile On Main St.”

It was a summer when the TV Western “Bonanza” was still so popular that the new season...Read more

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In court, Ellen Barkin describes ex-flame Johnny Depp as 'a jealous man, controlling'

Ellen Barkin had a few things to say Thursday in the ongoing Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial, but little of it was unique information in the context of the past several weeks in the courtroom.

The “Somebody Like You” actor, who was friends with Depp for about a decade in the 1990s and had a sexual relationship with him for a few ...Read more

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'ER' and 'West Wing' actor John Aylward dies at 75

Veteran character actor John Aylward, perhaps best known as “ER” doctor Donald Anspaugh, died Monday in his Seattle home. According to Deadline, his death was preceded by a period of declining health. He was 75.

Aylward appeared in 74 episodes of “ER” over the course of 12 years. TV fans also know the Seattle native for his role as DNC ...Read more

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Amber Heard's former co-star David Krumholtz says she 'is a victim' in Depp trial

Amber Heard can count David Krumholtz as one of the famous names in her corner.

The “Numb3rs” star, 44, who acted alongside Heard, 36, in the 2007 series, “The Playboy Club,” took to his Instagram Story early Thursday to express his support amid her contentious defamation trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp.

”Amber Heard is a victim of...Read more

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After mom Naomi's death, Wynonna Judd enlists major country stars for the Judds' tour

In the wake of Naomi Judd’s death, her daughter Wynonna has announced she’s going out on the Judds’ farewell tour anyway. And she won’t be singing solo.

On various dates in the 11-show tour, Faith Hill, Brandi Carlile, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Ashley McBryde and Trisha Yearwood will take up the microphone left empty when Naomi ...Read more

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Review: Sexed up and sensitive, Harry Styles stakes his claim as the perfect boyfriend and pop star

On “Boyfriends” — a lovely, Laurel Canyon-ish acoustic ballad from his new album, “Harry’s House” — Harry Styles runs down some of the many reasons such figures are to be avoided.

“They take you for granted,” he sings, close-harmonizing with himself like a one-man Crosby, Stills & Nash. They call only when they “don’t want...Read more

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NBC News' Pete Williams to retire in July

NBC News correspondent Pete Williams will retire from a broadcasting career that has spanned nearly 30 years.

NBC News president Noah Oppenheim called the 70-year-old newsman, who has covered the Supreme Court and Department of Justice, “quite simply one of the most respected, trusted, and steadfast names in news.”

Among Williams’ ...Read more

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'Men' review: Jessie Buckley ventures into a sinister Garden of Eden in a highly unusual psychological thriller

The last time a major filmmaker ventured into a nightmarish Garden of Eden amid a swirl of Christian and pagan warnings of the evil that men do, the filmmaker was Darren Aronofsky, the film was “Mother!” and the CinemaScore exit polls of moviegoers out for a good time awarded it a rare, how-dare-you grade of “F.”

Writer-director Alex ...Read more

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Rihanna and ASAP Rocky reportedly welcome their first child

LOS ANGELES — Pop star Rihanna and rapper boyfriend ASAP Rocky have reportedly welcomed their first child.

The couple had a baby boy in Los Angeles on May 13, according to TMZ. No other details were made available.

Representatives for the couple did not immediately respond Thursday to the L.A. Times' request for confirmation.

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So, a Harry and Meghan reality series on Netflix could be happening after all?

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are reportedly working on a "juicier" docuseries for Netflix about their life at home in Montecito, California.

The keeping-up-with-the-Sussexes reality-TV rumor comes nearly two years after reps for the former royals extinguished the mere mention of them "taking part in any reality shows" when they ...Read more

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Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam drummers slam 'sensationalized' Rolling Stone article about late Taylor Hawkins

The friends of late Foo Fighters drummer and singer Taylor Hawkins aren’t pleased with the way he’s been memorialized by Rolling Stone.

Drummers Chad Smith, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Matt Cameron, of Pearl Jam, took to Instagram Wednesday to critique the magazine’s article published Monday, entitled, “Inside Taylor Hawkins’ ...Read more

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'Men' review: Woman's quiet getaway is ruined by, what else, men

Jessie Buckley is put through the wringer in writer-director Alex Garland's art-horror provocation "Men," and not since Jennifer Lawrence endured "Mother!" has an actress been pushed further in service of a filmmaker's vision.

As for what that vision is, well, "Men" is something of an enigma — not unlike "Mother!" — that stays locked within...Read more