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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

'Dear Evan Hansen' starring Jordan Fisher returns to Broadway Dec. 11, cast also set for national and London productions

NEW YORK — Jordan Fisher is headed back to the Great White Way.

The actor and singer, who was playing the title role in “Dear Evan Hansen” on Broadway when the COVID-19 shutdown hit in March 2020, will return to the role when the musical reopens at the Music Box Theatre Dec. 11.

Producer Stacey Mindich announced Monday that casting for ...Read more

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Renzo's Revenge: The new Academy Museum has landed -- and it's out of this world

LOS ANGELES — It looms in the distance behind the baby mammoth that cries for its mother at the La Brea Tar Pits. It rises behind "Levitated Mass," Michael Heizer's massive rock sculpture at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It materializes like a futurist zeppelin between rows of quaint Spanish Revival homes.

The Academy Museum of Motion...Read more

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Movie review: Transition from stage to screen reveals flaws of 'Dear Evan Hansen'

It didn’t have to be this way. Or maybe, it was always going to be this way. Yet, it’s still incredibly strange to watch the translation from stage to screen of a Tony-winning smash hit musical, “Dear Evan Hansen,” go so horribly awry. Or perhaps, despite the fervent fandom and the awards for best musical, best score, best actor and best...Read more

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The Oscars are a lousy gauge of film history. The Academy Museum is already doing it better

LOS ANGELES — Tucked away throughout the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures' "Stories of Cinema" galleries are many stations of respite — little built-in rest zones where you can sit and let your movie-loving eyes and mind wander.

One of these, a circular room titled "Behold," is essentially the museum's version of a planetarium show, where ...Read more

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Review: Bullets (and quips) fly in violent, fast-talking 'Copshop'

There are sterile COVID movies — actors separated by computer screens, interacting on Zoom calls — and then there's "Copshop," director Joe Carnahan's filmed-during-the-pandemic B-movie shoot-em-up, in which he uses a small cast of actors and a one-location shoot to create as much mayhem as humanly possible.

This gritty romp is full of hard...Read more

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Review: An impassioned Lil Nas X triumphs over haters and homophobes on debut album

Anyone able to count had to acknowledge months ago that Lil Nas X was no longer at risk of being remembered as a one-hit wonder.

Anyone, that is, except for Lil Nas X.

Two years after "Old Town Road" vaulted him to instant superstardom — and nearly six months after he topped Billboard's Hot 100 for a second time with "Montero (Call Me By ...Read more

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New on DVD: Batten down the hatches for 'Forever Purge'

The fifth film about America's preeminent fictional dystopian holiday tops the DVD releases for the week of Sept. 28.

"The Forever Purge": The lawlessness doesn't end at sunup this time around, as racist hate groups seek to use the "blood holiday" to bring about class warfare and ethnic cleansing.

For this most recent outing, "the filmmakers ...Read more

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NBC News anchor Tom Llamas taps into his roots for a new streaming newscast

It's possible that the future of NBC News started in a Miami dentist office.

The Cuban immigrant father of the network's newest anchor, Tom Llamas, had a dental practice in the city where he treated the children of Jorge Ramos, the renowned TV journalist at the Spanish-language network Univision. Luis Llamas told Ramos that his then-15-year-old...Read more