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Matty Healy of the 1975 engaged to Gabbriette Bechtel, his mom says: 'Couldn't be happier'

LOS ANGELES — Matty Healy has proposed to Gabbriette Bechtel, and she said yes, according to the 1975 frontman's mom, who confirmed the speculation after the model shared photos of an engagement ring Tuesday night.

Denise Welch, who shared the news Wednesday morning on British talk show "Loose Women," said she has known about their engagement...Read more

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Sony Pictures buys dine-in movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse

LOS ANGELES — Sony Pictures Entertainment has purchased Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the innovative dine-in movie theater chain known as a prime cinephile destination, including at its location in downtown Los Angeles.

The Culver City-based studio said Wednesday that the quirky, Austin, Texas-based exhibition company would be housed under its ...Read more


Kevin Spacey, ready for a Hollywood return, 'can't pay the bills that I owe'

LOS ANGELES — Kevin Spacey doesn't have "All the Money in the World."

Seven years after he was accused of sexual assault by multiple people, the embattled actor — who was famously replaced in the 2017 Ridley Scott drama — revealed that is far from the case. Spacey, hoping to jump-start his screen career, revealed in a recent interview ...Read more


'Inside Out 2' review: Pixar goes high anxiety for a fun and fast-paced sequel

In most of the significant animation achievements throughout film history, from Betty Boop to “Pinocchio” to “Duck Amuck” to Studio Ghibli to the best of the Pixar Animation Studios, now owned by Disney, high anxiety has run the show.

If it was good enough for the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, it’s surely good enough for...Read more

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Jin of BTS is done with his military service and wants to give fans 1,000 hugs

After 18 months out of the spotlight to complete South Korea's mandatory military service, Jin of BTS is eager to get back on stage and connect with fans again.

One thousand lucky BTS fans will gather Thursday in Seoul to hug their idol — literally hug him — in a welcome-back event organized by the K-pop group's manager. That might seem ...Read more

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Quincy Jones, James Bond producers set to receive honorary Oscars at the Governors Awards

LOS ANGELES — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its lineup of honorees for the 2024 Governors Awards on Wednesday, spotlighting the illustrious careers of music producer Quincy Jones, casting director Juliet Taylor, "Love, Actually" director Richard Curtis and James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli....Read more

Las Vegas mainstay Tom Jones making Strip return

LAS VEGAS — A legendary showman who dates to the Strip’s golden era and been the subject of millions of panties-throwing fans, is coming back to Las Vegas.

Tom Jones is headlining two shows at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on Sept. 28-29. Jones’ shows were confirmed Wednesday by AEG Presents, which books the venue. An announcement and ...Read more

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Longtime Inland Empire restaurant critic dies in Missouri car crash

LOS ANGELES — Longtime Inland Empire restaurant critic Allan Borgen, who for decades hosted radio and public television shows that highlighted local eateries, died Saturday in a car crash in Missouri.

He was traveling with his "Let's Dine Out" co-host and partner, Isabelle "Izzy" Busse, who also died from injuries she suffered in the crash, ...Read more


Review: 'Inside Out 2' entertains but doesn't grow up with characters

In 2015, Pete Docter and Pixar gave us all a handy and fun visual metaphor to talk about how our emotions function in our day-to-day lives and in how we develop as people. Many a GIF and reaction meme were born with “Inside Out,” which provided a visual shorthand for expressing our strongest emotions through the story of Riley, a young girl ...Read more

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Kevin Jonas reveals skin cancer diagnosis, surgery for treatment

Pop star Kevin Jonas has undergone surgery after recently being diagnosed with skin cancer.

In an Instagram video posted on Tuesday, the 36-year-old singer announced that doctors had found a malignant mole on his forehead.

“So today I am getting a basal cell carcinoma removed from my head,” he said while pointing out the mole near his ...Read more

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Actor Sara Ramirez files for divorce after years of separation

NEW YORK — After years of separation, former “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sara Ramirez has finally filed for divorce from their estranged husband, Ryan DeBolt.

The 48-year-old Tony Award winner officially submitted the paperwork on Tuesday, citing irreconcilable differences, according to documents obtained by TMZ.

Despite publicly announcing ...Read more

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64-year-old man arrested for voyeurism at Taylor Swift's Eras Tour show

A middle-aged man was arrested in Edinburgh over the weekend for alleged voyeurism at one of Taylor Swift’s sold-out Eras Tour shows.

Scotland Police Superintendent David Happs confirmed to TMZ that the 64-year-old, who has not been named, was charged with voyeurism during Saturday’s show at Murrayfield Stadium.

It’s unclear if the ...Read more

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Riot Fest 2024: Beck, Public Enemy and Fall Out Boy at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview

CHICAGO — Riot Fest headliners for 2024 will be Beck, Public Enemy, the Marley Brothers and Fall Out Boy, along with Slayer, the Offspring, St. Vincent, Bright Eyes, Rob Zombie, Dr. Dog, Sublime and Pavement.

The three-day music festival is moving to Bridgeview, running Sept. 20-22 at SeatGeek Stadium, 7000 S. Harlem Ave. Tickets (two- and ...Read more


'Presumed Innocent' review: A pointless remake based on the Chicago-set Scott Turow legal thriller

In the annals of pointless remakes, “Presumed Innocent” is at the top. Or is it the bottom? Whichever is worse. The eight-episode Apple TV+ series based on the Scott Turow legal thriller (first adapted into a 1990 movie starring Harrison Ford) has Jake Gyllenhaal playing Chicago prosecutor and family man Rusty Sabich, who is tasked with ...Read more


Family guide to new movie releases


Rated PG for some thematic elements.

What it’s about: The emotions in young Riley's head have to contend with puberty, which brings a new cast of complex characters to headquarters: Anxiety, Envy, Ennui and Embarrassment.

The kid attractor factor: The animation and kid-friendly story.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Every emotion ...Read more

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Françoise Hardy, French pop star and fashion icon, dies at 80

LOS ANGELES — Françoise Hardy, the French chanson singer, songwriter, fashion “It Girl” and darling of the 1960s “yé-yé” French pop movement, has died. She was 80.

Her death was announced Tuesday on Instagram by her son, Thomas Dutronc, who wrote, “Maman est partie” — “Mom is gone” in French — without specifying when or...Read more

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Kendrick Lamar surprises Compton College graduates, in first appearance since Drake feud

LOS ANGELES — Kendrick Lamar has once again given a motivational talk to children — only this time, it's not to Drake's offspring.

On June 7, Lamar made an unexpected appearance at Compton College's 2024 commencement ceremony, where he delivered a brief speech celebrating the new graduates. Lamar, a Compton native, has long made the city a ...Read more


TV review: 'Presumed Innocent' is guilty of being wildly different from the movie

You may be tempted to skip the new version of "Presumed Innocent," now streaming on Apple TV+, especially if you read Scott Turow's 1987 novel or saw the 1990 movie starring Harrison Ford. Why watch a mystery thriller if you already know whodunit?

But this limited series — for better or worse — veers sharply from those past accounts. I ...Read more

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Cause of death revealed for YouTuber Ben Potter, aka Comicstorian

YouTube star Ben Potter, known online as Comicstorian with more than 3 million subscribers, died from injuries sustained in a car accident over the weekend, according to authorities.

The 40-year-old internet personality was involved in an incident on a Colorado interstate near Fort Collins on Saturday morning, when his Toyota 4Runner veered off...Read more

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'The Dirty D' creator talks new season, move to Peacock, Atlanta-set spinoff series

DETROIT — Lisa Brown is experiencing the highs and lows of growth as her Detroit-set series, "The Dirty D," readies its Season 3 launch on Peacock.

Brown, the show's writer, creator and producer, says positive reactions far outweighed negative ones when it was announced last month that the show, which centers on a Detroit nightclub rife with ...Read more