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A new movie based on OceanGate's Titan submersible tragedy is in the works: 'Salvaged'

James Cameron said he would never make a movie about the OceanGate submersible tragedy, but MindRiot Entertainment just announced they officially have one in the works.

MindRiot announced the film, a fictional project titled “Salvaged,” on Friday. The news comes after MindRiot announced a planned OceanGate docuseries with the same name ...Read more

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Family of Stephen 'Twitch' Boss celebrates 'heavenly birthday'

It's a bittersweet day for the family of Stephen "Twitch" Boss, as they celebrate what would have been the late TV star's 41st birthday.

Connie Boss Alexander, the "So You Think You Can Dance" alum's mother, shared a Facebook tribute honoring her son on Friday. "It's your 1st Heavenly birthday, celebrating the 41st year of your birth.

"Thank ...Read more

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Marilyn Manson attorney touts Jane Doe rape lawsuit settlement as she alleges intimidation

[Warning: this story contains descriptions of sexual assault.]

LOS ANGELES — Marilyn Manson has reached a settlement agreement with a woman who alleged in a lawsuit that the rock singer and actor had raped her in his Los Angeles County apartment in 2011.

An attorney for the woman, named only as Jane Doe in court records, had filed notice of ...Read more

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Peso Pluma set to perform in San Diego this weekend

SAN DIEGO — Peso Pluma is generating a lot of controversy for a singer whose music sounds — at least to casual listeners — so decidedly unthreatening.

The 24-year-old vocal star (real name: Hassan Lijanly) specializes in "corridos tumbados." It's a listener-friendly mix of regional Mexican ballads, Latin trap and reggaeton. His monthly ...Read more

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Ice Spice says Matty Healy 'apologized a bunch' for those racist comments: 'We're good'

Ice Spice said she and Matty Healy have moved past his controversial remarks about her ethnicity.

The "Princess Diana" rapper revealed to Variety that the 1975 frontman made amends months after he appeared on the podcast "The Adam Friedland Show." She told the magazine that Healy "apologized to me a bunch of times."

"We're good," she added.

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Steven Tyler's vocal injury 'more serious than initially thought,' rest of Aerosmith tour postponed

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has fractured his larynx, forcing the band to postpone its remaining tour dates until next year.

"Unfortunately, Steven's vocal injury is more serious than initially thought," Aerosmith said in a statement posted to its Facebook account on Friday morning. "His doctor has confirmed that in addition to the damage ...Read more

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Steve Lopez: The bachelor is golden, and suitors are anything but bashful, but not all viewers are falling in love

LOS ANGELES — One thing we learned about 72-year-old Gerry Turner in the first episode of "The Golden Bachelor" is that if the opportunity arises, he's ready to make out.

And not just a little peck on the cheek, but sucking face. So there's no telling what we're in for once he actually gets to know the women vying for his affection, most of ...Read more

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James Cameron looks back into 'The Abyss' 34 years later

LOS ANGELES — When James Cameron gazes long into his groundbreaking 1989 film "The Abyss," his "Abyss" also gazes back into him. He sees it as a director and deep-sea explorer now 34 years wiser, one who is reminded of how far he's come, from Pandora to the Mariana Trench.

"I look at it from the perspective now of having been not only to the ...Read more


Review: 'The Storms of Jeremy Thomas' captures a film producer's iconoclasm

The job of film producer has always been notoriously hard to define because it can be so many different things: creative coach, finance manager, general facilitator, problem solver. The new documentary "The Storms of Jeremy Thomas," directed by Mark Cousins, looks at the career of the adventurous British producer Jeremy Thomas and basically ...Read more

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TV shows to watch: 'The Spencer Sisters' gives Lea Thompson juiciest role in years

'The Spencer Sisters'

There's nothing novel about this Canadian export in which a mother-daughter team alternate between bickering and bonding while solving little mysteries. But it's highly appealing, thanks to sharp writing and perfect casting. Stacey Farber, playing an ex-cop forced to move back home, shows off seven shades of surliness. She...Read more

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Britney Spears is still dancing with 'fake' knives. 'No one needs to worry,' she says

LOS ANGELES — Britney Spears knows she "spooked everyone" by twirling two large kitchen knives around her head and body. So, she posted another video of herself dancing with the blades.

"These are fake knives my team rented from Hand Prop shop in LA," she captioned her video shared Thursday night. "These are not real knives."

In the clip, ...Read more

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Traylor? Tayvis? Our reporters discuss the merits of the Taylor Swift-Travis Kelce era in pop culture

In case you haven’t heard, football fans are in their Swiftie era, and pop music fans are in their Travis Kelce era amid widespread rumors that the “Speak Now” artist and the Kansas City Chiefs tight end are an item.

Memes, TikTok videos, Instagram reels and timelines dissecting every inch of the celebrities’ rumored love story — from...Read more

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Yung Gravy settles with Rick Astley for using 'Never Gonna Give You Up' (the Rickroll song)

LOS ANGELES — Rick Astley and rapper Yung Gravy have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over the use of Astley's 1987 hit "Never Gonna Give You Up" — also known as the Rickroll song — in a 2022 Yung Gravy track.

In January, Astley sued Yung Gravy, whose legal name is Matthew Hauri, for "deliberate theft" of Astley's voice on the rapper's ...Read more

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'Golden Bachelor' is finally here. Our writers discuss the premiere and charismatic Gerry Turner

[This article contains spoilers for the premiere of “The Golden Bachelor.”]

Arguably the most hyped series of the new fall season, “The Golden Bachelor,” ABC’s new twist on its hit “The Bachelor” franchise, has finally arrived. One of the biggest questions revolves around whether a large audience, particularly regular members of ...Read more

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Cardi B talks FDR and aliens on 'Hot Ones'

Cardi B didn’t stand down from being in the hot seat, literally.

The Grammy Award-winning rapper is the latest celebrity to appear on “Hot Ones.” The popular YouTube show has developed a large audience for often rendering guests completely speechless after eating hot wings that get increasingly spicy as the interview progresses.

Sean ...Read more

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'Saw X' review: Decapitations, amputations, mutilation and fun

The "Saw" series hits double digits — and, in its own way, comes of age — in "Saw X," a back-to-basics exercise in gross-outs that manages to be the series' best entry since the 2004 original.

Not that the "Saw" sequels have given it much competition. The franchise has spent the better part of the last 20 years twisting itself in ...Read more

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'Fair Play' review: From Netflix, a compelling, sexy corporate thriller for today

Young, lusty and getting richer by the second, Emily and Luke work for a New York hedge fund called One Crest Capital. Their relationship — they live together — violates company policy, but so far, so good; their discretion has paid off. The hedge fund, dominated by smug, paranoid bros, has bigger problems, usually relating to recently fired...Read more

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'The Bear' unit production manager has 3 words for Chicago-made projects: Locations, locations, locations

CHICAGO — “Not necessarily realistic. But authentic.”

That’s one credo Carrie Holt de Lama, a veteran of the Chicago film industry, has learned through countless hours of driving around, with a location scout, a filmmaker or alone. Her mission: find a building, an intersection, a vantage point or a vacant lot that suits what a script ...Read more

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Kill your darlings: Music Box series invites filmmakers to show a new movie once, then destroy it forever

CHICAGO — On Tuesday night, at the Music Box Theatre in Lakeview, a most alarming affair unfolded in front of a near-full house of movie lovers: Local filmmakers, Chicago directors, each of some distinction, discussed the films they just completed, then, one by one, they destroyed those films. They showed the works first. They’re not nuts. ...Read more

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An AI nukes Hollywood in 'The Creator.' The movie's director has thoughts about that

It's tricky enough in today's IP-obsessed Hollywood to market an ambitious original science-fiction film. Throw in a historic strike and it becomes a whole lot harder.

For Gareth Edwards, who directed 2014's "Godzilla" and 2016's "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," selling his new sci-fi epic "The Creator" has been a lonely venture. His cast ...Read more