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Jodie Sweetin says 'our activism will continue' after LAPD shoves her at Roe protest

"Full House" star Jodie Sweetin spoke out Sunday after police officers pushed her to the ground this weekend at an abortion rights demonstration in Los Angeles.

On Saturday, L.A. photographer Michael Ade uploaded an Instagram video of LAPD officers shoving Sweetin, who was protesting the Supreme Court's recent reversal of the landmark 1973 Roe ...Read more

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'Elvis' and 'Top Gun' tie for first place at the box office

Paramount Pictures' "Top Gun: Maverick" and Warner Bros.' "Elvis" achieved a rare feat this weekend by tying for first place at the domestic box office — for now, at least.

In its opening weekend, "Elvis" amassed $30.5 million, while "Top Gun" collected the same amount in its fifth weekend for a North American cumulative of $521.7 million, ...Read more

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Jussie Smollett makes rare public appearance at BET Awards

Jussie Smollett made a rare public appearance Sunday at the BET Awards.

The “Empire” actor, who was charged with lying to police about being the victim of a homophobic and racist 2019 attack, was sentenced to 150 days in county jail in March but was released on bond less than a week later as he appeals the conviction.

Dressed in a tan suit...Read more

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'Elvis' tops box office as 'Lightyear' slides to fifth place

“Elvis,” a Warner Bros. film about the iconic singer that rose to fame in the 1950s, debuted at the top of the North American box office, fending off competition from bigger-budget blockbusters released in previous weeks.

The movie made $30.5 million in its opening weekend across 3,906 domestic theaters, according to an estimate Comscore ...Read more

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'A great loss but not a new one': Lizzo pledges big bucks for abortion organizations

Lizzo's putting her money where her mouth is.

On Friday, the "Grrrls" singer said that she will donate $500,000 of proceeds from her upcoming fall tour to Planned Parenthood and additional abortion organizations. Her pledge comes in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade, which will revoke federal protections for ...Read more

Lynda Hirsh On This Week's TV Gossip

The quirky "Wendy Williams Show" chat fest has ceased production. The show, which debuted in 2008, had an unusual opening. The former beauty queen would sit in an easy chair, talk smack, snark and gossip. Williams, who battles Graves' disease, often took time off from the show.

Williams admits she has struggled with cocaine for years and has ...Read more

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Amber Heard announces that she'll appeal verdict of defamation trial

Amber Heard is not backing down yet.

On Friday, the legal teams of Heard and ex-husband Johnny Depp convened at a Fairfax, Virginia, courtroom with Judge Penney Azcarate. Instead of finalizing a settlement, Heard’s representatives said the actor will appeal the outcome of the six-week defamation trial.

“As stated in yesterday’s ...Read more

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Michael Phillips: With Roe v. Wade overturned, America returns to an era of criminalized abortions far worse than 'Dirty Dancing'

With the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 overruling of Roe v. Wade, eliminating a woman’s constitutionally ensured right to a legal abortion, America has been presented with the trailer for the movie of its own future. It is a film promising to make the pre-Roe, 1963 setting of “Dirty Dancing” look pretty good for women.

One man, of course, ...Read more

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Phoebe Bridgers says 'F-- Supreme Court' at Glastonbury after Roe v. Wade overturned: 'F-- America'

PILTON, Somerset, England — Phoebe Bridgers has more than emotional motion sickness after Roe v. Wade was overturned Friday.

The singe took the opportunity during her inaugural set at Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to abortion to call out the highest court in ...Read more

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Glastonbury returns 2 years later to celebrate a half-century: 'The world's changed'

The world doesn’t look like it did in 2019 — the last time fans of every sort of musical genre filled a field in Pilton, Somerset, England to embrace the annual Glastonbury Festival.

It’s been three years since the sounds of referential laughter and canned beers clinking filled the cars of the Great Western Railway trains transporting ...Read more


'The Man from Toronto' review: Hart, Harrelson star in lame action dud

In "The Man From Toronto," Kevin Hart plays Teddy, a man so well-known for his screw-ups that among those in his orbit, including his wife, his name has become a verb that means to screw up. When someone drops the ball, makes a mistake or otherwise blunders something, they've Teddied it.

In that regard, "The Man From Toronto" Teddys it. Big ...Read more

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5 shows to watch: 'Westworld' returns to HBO and remains a wild, wild mess


Anyone who fully understood the last three seasons of this hit series deserves automatic membership into the high IQ society Mensa. Early new episodes, the first in nearly two years, are not as hard to follow, but that's only because most of the "story" consists of humans and robots shooting holes in one another. At some point, I ...Read more

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Eminem drops track with Snoop Dogg, teases second greatest hits set

Eminem and Snoop Dogg have teamed up for a new Detroit to Long Beach track, "From The D 2 The LBC," the first-ever collaborative effort from the two veteran rhymers.

"This probably should have happened awhile ago," Em says at the top of the song, before trading verses with Snoop over the Eminem-produced instrumental, built on a spare drum beat,...Read more

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Johnny Depp's attorney Camille Vasquez rushes to help elderly man who collapsed on flight

Camille Vasquez, the Hollywood lawyer who gained international recognition after representing actor Johnny Depp in his defamation case against former wife Amber Heard, is once again making headlines.

Earlier this week, the 37-year-old who became known on social media as the “queen of cross-examination” for her role in the closely watched ...Read more

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'You can always come up with new ways to scare people': The 'visceral' horror of 'Callisto Protocol'

Aliens. Outer space. Horrifically graphic body horror. Finally, veteran video game designer Glen Schofield is back to doing what he loves most.

After spending about a decade working in the "Call of Duty" franchise as one of the co-founders of Sledgehammer Games, Schofield started Striking Distance Studios with the intention to return to the sci...Read more

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How 'Elvis' star Austin Butler lost -- and found -- himself in the King of Rock 'n' Roll

It was early 2019 in Los Angeles, and Austin Butler already had Elvis on the brain. A friend, hearing him sing along to "Blue Christmas" in the car, had urged him to portray the icon one day; others brought it up too. Elvis seemed to be everywhere, but it was a dream role that felt impossible.

Then the universe called. Or rather, his agent did,...Read more

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Karla Peterson: In its second season, Hulu's 'Only Murders in the Building' keeps the TV fun alive

I have a confession to make. When "Only Murders in the Building" debuted on Hulu last summer, I committed the TV offense of dismissing it, sight unseen.

In my defense, I had my reasons. After more than a year in the pandemic-enforced company of my AirPods and my podcast app, the last thing I wanted in my entertainment life was a TV series about...Read more

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The new 'Elvis' movie celebrates a man many see as a cultural thief

When Elvis Presley died in 1977, Lester Bangs argued his death marked the end of consensus in American culture.

“We will continue to fragment,” predicted the critic, portrayed by Philip Seymour Hoffman in the 2000 movie "Almost Famous." “Along with our nurtured indifference to each other will be an even more contemptuous indifference to ...Read more

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Review: Drake's 'Honestly, Nevermind' is a sleek dance music reset

To call Drake's "Certified Lover Boy" a flop, as many have since the album came out in September, is to say more about the hip-hop superstar's overall success than about the perceived failure of a Grammy-nominated LP that broke several streaming records on its way to finishing 2021 as last year's third-biggest release.

But OK, sure: Unlike ...Read more

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Review: Authentically sunny and sweet, 'Gordita Chronicles' is the sitcom of the summer

A conventional situation comedy unconventionally living on the premium channel HBO Max, "Gordita Chronicles" is as charming as it is often obvious; indeed, one might say its obviousness is part of its charm. This is family comedy of a classic sort— with a few significant differences — funny and appealing and sometimes moving. (I got a little...Read more