Colin Kaepernick's fingerprints are all over his Netflix biopic. Even what it leaves out

This isn’t about the 2016 NFL preseason when then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick set off a firestorm with his silent protest during the national anthem. It’s not about the fallout that has led to five years and counting of him not getting an offer from an NFL team.

This is about a mixed-race teenager from Wisconsin who was...Read more

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What really happened to Dorothy's ruby slippers that went missing in Minnesota?

MINNEAPOLIS — Actor Melissa McCarthy freaked out over them in a recent TV special promoting the opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. During his concert at Treasure Island Casino in Red Wing earlier this month, singer Christopher Cross joked that he contemplated stealing them from Liza Minnelli's house.

But few have...Read more

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Issa Rae's final season of 'Insecure': What the showrunner will tell about the revolutionary series

LOS ANGELES — Let's get it out of the way now: No, there will not be an hourlong episode of "Insecure" in its final season.

The plea for HBO's comedy to adopt a longer runtime has become a recurring gag that Prentice Penny, the series' showrunner, has had to contend with — often playfully — over its five seasons. Much to his confusion.

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'Inside Job' showrunner thought a shadow government would be scary. Reality was scarier

In "Inside Job," certain celebrities and politicians are revealed to be members of a race of shape-shifting lizard people that secretly live alongside humans. These reptoids help fund the work of the shadow government, which in turn ensures that the Earth stays at their preferred climate.

That's just one of the routine conspiracies being ...Read more

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Mary McNamara: Someone give these 'New Amsterdam' guest stars a spinoff

Two years ago, the Broadway veteran and prolific character actor John Christopher Jones auditioned for a role on "New Amsterdam." He didn't get the part, but he got something even better: He went on the wall.

Many television writers rooms have "a wall," some swath of whiteboard on which the team tracks episode beats, narrative arcs, character ...Read more

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New Mexico governor suggests state may push stricter safety protocols for filming

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday suggested that the state may push to adopt stricter safety protocols for productions filming in New Mexico.

The governor’s comments come days after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot by a prop gun fired by actor Alec Baldwin on the set of “Rust” outside Santa Fe, New Mexico. ...Read more

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Alec Baldwin's daughter Ireland clashes with Candace Owens over 'Rust' tweets

Alec Baldwin's daughter Ireland Baldwin took a stand Monday against the "perpetuated hate and anger and fighting" that tinged commentary about last week's fatal shooting on the "Rust" film set.

Baldwin, 26, the daughter of the "Saturday Night Live" guest star and his ex-wife, Kim Basinger, zeroed in on conservative pundit Candace Owens over her...Read more

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Yes, Zendaya is barely in 'Dune.' But don't worry, she'll be a big deal in the sequel

"Dune" is about 155 minutes long. Approximately seven of those minutes — or 4.5% of the film — feature top-billed star Zendaya.

But don't worry, Zendaya fans: She'll have a bigger role in the sequel — which, as of Tuesday morning, is officially a go.

It's easy to understand why fans of the Emmy winner are feeling tricked, betrayed and ...Read more

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The Beatles' 1970 'Let It Be' album returns to top of Billboard charts

More than five decades after its initial release, The Beatles’ final studio album has made a major comeback to the music charts.

“Let It Be,” which became No. 1 on the Billboard 200 upon its May 1970 release, has returned to the coveted chart (at No. 5) after a deluxe special edition reissue went on sale Oct. 15.

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Former 'Bachelor' host Chris Harrison engaged to Bachelor Nation reporter Lauren Zima

It will surely be a marriage made in “Bachelor” heaven.

Chris Harrison and Lauren Zima are getting married.

The recently ousted host of “The Bachelor” has announced that he is officially engaged to the Bachelor Nation correspondent after three years of dating.

Harrison shared the news on Instagram Monday.

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JoAnna Cameron, star of superhero series 'Secrets of Isis,' dead at 70

JoAnna Cameron, who portrayed the super-powered title character on the groundbreaking 1970s series “The Secrets of Isis,” has died at age 70.

The actress died after experiencing complications from a stroke, according to Joanna Pang Atkins, who also starred on the superhero show.

“Sad to post that JoAnna Cameron ‘The Mighty Isis’ has ...Read more

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Ireland Baldwin blasts 'disgusting, hateful, cancerous' pundit Candace Owens

Ireland Baldwin unloaded on Candace Owens after the right-wing pundit slammed her father in the aftermath of a deadly mishap on the set of his film “Rust.”

“You are the most disgusting, hateful, cancerous human being I’ve ever come across,” the 26-year-old model and daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, wrote on Instagram Monday....Read more

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J Balvin nixes controversial YouTube video after it's branded racist and misogynistic

Colombian reggaeton artist J Balvin apologized on Sunday for the content of the music video for his latest hit “Perra,” days after quietly removing it from YouTube amid accusations it was racist and misogynistic.

“Perra” means female dog, with its Spanish vernacular connotations matching the English. The song is a lust-infused lyrical ...Read more

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Movie review: Dark and dreary 'Antlers' is a slow burn that fails to ignite

Filmmaker Scott Cooper, known for his films of rugged masculinity, including “Out of the Furnace” and “Hostiles,” makes his first foray into the horror genre with the creature feature “Antlers,” co-written with C. Henry Chaisson and Nick Antosca, and produced by monster maestro Guillermo del Toro. Twice delayed by the COVID-19 ...Read more

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Lori Loughlin reprises Hallmark role in post-prison return to TV

Have mercy, she’s back.

Lori Loughlin is shedding her prison jumpsuit for some holiday cheer in an upcoming Christmas series, her first acting gig since she served time for her role in the college admissions scandal.

The sneak peek of GAC Family network’s “When Hope Calls Christmas,” which dropped over the weekend, sees the formerly ...Read more

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Brandon Lee's fiancee recalls 'shock and grief' from his shooting death on movie set following 'Rust' tragedy

The fiancee of late actor Brandon Lee described the “shock and grief” she felt following his death on a movie set in 1993, and called for change after a cinematographer was fatally wounded last week while making “Rust.”

Lee died in a shooting incident on the set of “The Crow” after being hit by a dummy bullet while performing a ...Read more

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'Last Night in Soho' review: Anya Taylor-Joy and Thomasin McKenzie deliver a scary thriller

The menace in Edgar Wright's "Last Night in Soho" starts early and slowly. You begin to worry for Eloise (a wistful, sweetly rabbity Thomasin McKenzie), a young woman from Cornwall, the minute she arrives in London to attend fashion school. Her cabdriver at first seems kind and helpful — and then he starts talking about her appearance, making ...Read more

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As Grammy voting begins, Gen Z acts are favorites. But could a 95-year-old take the top prize?

LOS ANGELES — You can almost picture it: Tony Bennett, beaming and crinkly-eyed at age 95, shuffling slowly to the podium with help from Lady Gaga as the in-house band strikes up one of the indelible Cole Porter numbers from their latest collaborative LP. "Love for Sale," as it's called, has just been named album of the year, and now — ...Read more


TV is failing Latinos. The latest study of Hollywood diversity shows how badly

LOS ANGELES — UCLA's latest Hollywood Diversity Report confirms that Latino representation in Hollywood remains abysmal in the television industry.

Released Tuesday, among the key findings of the TV-focused portion of the annual study is that Latino representation in key TV jobs remained stagnant since last year's report, despite gains made ...Read more

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Review: In Marvel's epic 'Eternals,' a cosmic breath of fresh air ultimately turns stale

I don't know if this constitutes a spoiler, but it might just count as news: The latest Marvel movie, "Eternals," actually features a sex scene. It's pretty short (the scene, not the movie) and not particularly steamy, which has less to do with the chemistry of the participants than the chilly looking riverbank they've chosen for the occasion. ...Read more