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Taylor Swift tickets expensive, scarce on secondary market

LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas Valley “Swifties” looking to catch Taylor Swift at Allegiant Stadium this weekend will have to fork over a small fortune.

For fans who missed out on Ticketmaster’s controversial ticket launch for Swift’s “Eras” tour, which led to an investigation by the Nevada attorney general, the only way to catch her in ...Read more

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Ho-ho-horror: Jordan Peele has his next film lined up for the 2024 holiday season

Is Jordan Peele coming out with a movie this year? Nope. But the Oscar winner’s fans should plan to get out and see his fourth film in 2024.

Universal teased Peele’s newest feature with an update to its release calendar shared Monday. An “untitled fourth film directed by Jordan Peele,” is set to premiere on on Christmas Day next year, ...Read more

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Trial in Gwyneth Paltrow's alleged 'hit-and-run' ski incident set to begin

The trial in a lawsuit that accuses Gwyneth Paltrow of a 2016 hit-and-run skiing incident in Park City, Utah, is set to begin this week.

In the lawsuit, retired optometrist Terry Sanderson alleges that the Goop founder was skiing downhill at the Deer Valley Resort when she collided with him, then skied away. Sanderson was left behind with a ...Read more

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Returning to her 'DWTS' roots, Julianne Hough will replace Tyra Banks as co-host

Welcome back to the dance floor, Julianne Hough.

ABC announced Monday that the former “Dancing With the Stars” pro and judge will co-host the 32nd season of the competition program alongside returning emcee Alfonso Ribeiro. Hough will replace supermodel and reality TV star Tyra Banks, who hosted “Dancing With the Stars” for three years ...Read more

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Movie review: Violent, beautiful and thrilling, 'John Wick: Chapter 4' has it all

When best-of-the-year clips packages are assembled at the end of 2023, the main question is going to be which of the astonishing sequences in "John Wick: Chapter 4" to include.

Is it the brutal-but-hilarious one that makes use of all 270 steps to the Sacre Coeur basilica in Paris? Is it the one that's shot from overhead while a bunch of guys ...Read more

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Andrew Lloyd Webber missing 'Bad Cinderella' opener amid son's gastric cancer battle

Master of musicals and EGOT winner Andrew Lloyd Webber revealed over the weekend that his son Nicholas Lloyd Webber, 43, has been hospitalized after battling stomach cancer for more than a year.

The 74-year-old composer behind the smash Broadway musicals "Cats," "Evita" and "The Phantom of the Opera" said that he is "absolutely devastated" to ...Read more

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'We're losing our Abbey Road': Famed LA music studio United Recording lays off staff

LOS ANGELES — Green Day's multi-platinum album "American Idiot" was once just an idea, floating about within the walls of Hollywood's United Recording studio (then known as Ocean Way Recording). Were it not for a sharp-eyed technician, the album might have disintegrated in that same room amid a blaze of infamy.

"There was a piece of wire ...Read more

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British star Monie Love talks old-school hip-hop, radio career and wild times with Prince

PITTSBURGH — Monie Love grew up 3,500 miles from the center of hip-hop, but the message the South Bronx was putting out reached her as a 12-year-old kid in London.

It didn’t come via the Sugarhill Gang or Kurtis Blow or any of the seminal rappers. It came from an unlikely source — Malcolm McLaren, the British rock impresario who managed ...Read more

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Adam Sandler gets Mark Twain Prize salute from loyal friends, co-stars

Billy Madison is all grown up, winning big prizes like the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor — an award previously bestowed on comedians and actors such as Richard Pryor, Bob Newhart and Carol Burnett.

Comedy legend Adam Sandler, whose popular movies include “Billy Madison,” “Happy Gilmore” and “The Wedding Singer,” was ...Read more

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Def Leppard's Rick Allen wants to move on from 'confusion and shock' of Florida attack

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen said he wants to focus on the positive, a week after he was assaulted allegedly by a teenager vacationing in Florida.

In an Instagram post shared Sunday, Allen addressed his fans for their "overwhelming support" amid news of the incident. The photo, also shared by the musician's wife, Lauren Monroe, was a photo ...Read more

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Viola Davis is 'glad' she didn't know Michael Jordan chose her to play his mother in 'Air'

The world found out last week that Michael Jordan personally selected Viola Davis to play his mother, Deloris Jordan, in the new movie, “Air” — and apparently so did Davis.

In a red-carpet interview with People magazine at the South by Southwest film festival, the EGOT winner reacted Saturday to “Air” director Ben Affleck‘s recent ...Read more

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Appreciation: Big role or small, Lance Reddick elevated every scene he was in

It seems somehow absurd that Lance Reddick, who died Friday at 60, is gone. An impressively solid presence wherever he turned up, Reddick appeared invincible, immortal. That one of his last roles was Zeus in the upcoming Disney+ adaptation of “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” just seems like typecasting.

A marvelously centered performer, he...Read more

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Lance Reddick's 8 best movies and shows to stream

Lance Reddick, a calm and collected yet imposing presence in a variety of film and TV roles, died Friday at age 60.

The prolific actor was versed in playing intense authority figures, including his breakout role as Lt. Cedric Daniels in "The Wire," Homeland Security Special Agent Phillip Broyles in "Fringe," hotel concierge Charon in the "John ...Read more

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Ousted 'GMA3' hosts Amy Robach and TJ Holmes run NYC Half Marathon together

NEW YORK — Former ”GMA3″ hosts Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes made a rare public appearance to run the NYC Half Marathon together on Sunday.

The duo completed the 13.1 mile run over the Brooklyn Bridge, along FDR Drive and through Times Square before finishing in Central Park, People magazine reported.

Robach, 50, and Holmes, 45, very ...Read more

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Robert Smith, man of the people, finds a cure for Ticketmaster's ills

An unlikely hero has emerged in the great war on Ticketmaster fees, effecting change which could reverberate throughout the concert industry.

Robert Smith, lead singer of legendary British rock outfit the Cure, put his foot down on those frustrating fees fans have gotten used to paying when buying tickets to see their favorite artists in ...Read more

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Disneyland's Toontown officially reopens: What the refresh delivers for kids and kids at heart

LOS ANGELES — Mickey's Toontown opened at Disneyland in 1993, inspired by the wild world of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit." But now, after a yearlong closure and refresh, Toontown is doubling down on Mickey Mouse and friends while adding patches of picnic-ready green space that get children out of the strollers and running free.

The hope is that ...Read more

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Movie review: 'Full River Red' overflows with comedy, drama and intrigue

Yimou Zhang, the great Fifth Generation Chinese auteur and director of “Raise the Red Lantern” (1991), “Hero” (2002), “House of Flying Daggers” (2004), “A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop” (2009) and the Matt Damon-starring (also with Pedro Pascal) “The Great Wall” (2016), sets his sights on the Song Dynasty and a patriotic ...Read more

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Why Clay Aiken is done with politics but can't quit touring with 'Idol' pal Ruben Studdard

Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken, who were 24 years old when they became two of “American Idol’s” biggest stars, are starting to sound an awful lot like a couple of old men.

Or, at least, like a couple of middle-age men. It escalated quickly.

As they settle onto a Zoom call — for an interview to promote their 20th-anniversary reunion ...Read more

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Nonprofit organization hopes you'll 'find yourself' at 47th Cleveland International Film Festival

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio — It may feel like another lifetime, but it was only a few years ago that the Cleveland International Film Festival was, as Associate Director Patrick Shepherd says, "bursting at the seams" at Tower City Cinemas. The roughly 250-seat auditoriums — with their rough 30-year-old seats — regularly were packed, especially ...Read more

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Michael Phillips: Immersive video exhibits: Pro or con? What clues does 'Mozart Immersive' give about the future of entertainment?

CHICAGO — We live in “the experience culture.”

That’s what David Barbour calls it. He’s editor-in-chief of Lighting & Sound America, the monthly trade publication of the entertainment technology industry. Barbour sees no more conspicuous example of that culture, and our ever-theme-parkier menu of experiences for a price, than the ...Read more