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SAG-AFTRA members approve strike authorization by overwhelming margin

LOS ANGELES — Members of SAG-AFTRA have voted to strike if they can’t reach a deal with studios over a new contract by June 30, underscoring widening labor tensions across Hollywood.

The vote was overwhelmingly approved by a 98% margin, the union said Monday night.

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Kim Cattrall 'had no contact with anybody' for 'Sex and the City' reboot cameo, co-star says

Kim Cattrall’s much buzzed-about return to the “Sex and the City” universe was kept so much under wraps that her co-stars had no idea about it until after filming was complete and made public.

Evan Handler, who stars as Stanley Goldenblatt in the hit reboot “...And Just Like That,” revealed that the scene-stealing actress had no ...Read more

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Yankee Stadium to host 'Hip Hop 50' anniversary concert with Snoop Dogg, Run-DMC, Lil Wayne and more

NEW YORK — Run-DMC, Snoop Dogg and many more of hip hop’s biggest names will celebrate the genre’s 50th anniversary this summer with a concert where it originated: the Bronx.

Yankee Stadium on Aug. 11 will host the “Hip Hop 50″ extravaganza that’s also set to feature performances by Lil Wayne, Eve, T.I. and hip hop pioneer DJ Kool ...Read more

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Showtime pulled 'Vice' episode about Ron DeSantis at Guantanamo Bay without explanation

NEW YORK — Ron DeSantis appears to have been canceled — by Showtime.

The Florida governor and GOP presidential hopeful was to be the subject of an episode of the premium cable channel’s newsmagazine series “Vice.” Promoted to premiere on May 28, the show didn’t air as scheduled; previously aired programming reportedly ran in its ...Read more

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Schwarzenegger owns up to 'failures,' apologizes for affair and groping scandal in new docuseries

Arnold Schwarzenegger owns up to some of his mistakes — and “failures” — in the new Netflix docuseries “Arnold,” addressing the groping and cheating scandals that ensnared him during his foray into California politics in the early 2000s and led to his split from journalist Maria Shriver.

In Lesley Chilcott’s docuseries, the action...Read more

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Carrie Underwood-Guns N' Roses shouldn't work, but it does

LAS VEGAS — Carrie Underwood says, “All these things shouldn’t work together, but they do.”

This is in reference to her burgeoning artistic partnership with Axl Rose and Guns N’ Roses. Underwood, who returns her “Reflection” residency show to Resorts World Theater on June 21-July 1, announced last week she’s opening for GNR on ...Read more

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Anna Shay, star of Netflix's 'Bling Empire,' dead at 62

Anna Shay, a star of the Netflix reality series “Bling Empire,” has died after suffering a stroke, her family said.

She was 62.

“Anna taught us many life lessons on how not to take life too seriously and to enjoy the finer things,” her family told People in a statement Monday.

“Her impact on our lives will be forever missed but ...Read more

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The world exhales sigh of relief: Taylor Swift splits from Matty Healy

Two days after Vulture asked whether Taylor Swift was due for another backlash because she had begun dating “dirtbag” British rocker Matty Healy, the singer somehow got the word out that she and Healy have split.

TMZ and other outlets broke the big news Monday morning that Swift and Healy, the provocative lead singer of the band 1975, “...Read more

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Barry Newman, 'Vanishing Point' speedster and 'Petrocelli' star, dies at 92

Barry Newman was a rogue speedster with a knack of drifting through winding hills and running cops off the road in the 1971 film “Vanishing Point.” Off-screen, Newman was nothing like his thrill-seeking ex-police officer Kowalski.

“It amuses me now to think that he was famous for these insane driving movies,” his niece Judith Newman ...Read more

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CNN boss Chris Licht faces heat from multiple fronts

ATLANTA — This was a rough few days for CNN boss Chris Licht.

On Friday, Licht faced an extensive 15,000 word Atlantic magazine profile dubbed unflatteringly “Inside the Meltdown at CNN” which recounts how most of his decisions so far have backfired, alienating huge swaths of CNN employees and testing the patience of his boss David Zaslav...Read more

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Taylor Swift and Matty Healy reportedly split after reportedly dating

Singers Taylor Swift and Matty Healy have reportedly called it quits fewer than two months after they reportedly started dating.

Multiple outlets, including TMZ and Entertainment Tonight, reported the breakup news on Monday. A source told Entertainment Tonight that the “Midnights” artist, 33, and the 1975 frontman, 34, are “both extremely...Read more

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Richard Johnson: As De Niro and Pacino become late-in-life fathers, here are odds on which senior celeb will be next dad-to-be

With Robert De Niro becoming a new dad and Al Pacino soon to follow, online sportsbook Bovada was quick to tally which one of our senior male celebrities will announce his next child.

Hugh Grant, at +300, topped the list, followed by Richard Gere (+350,) Eddie Murphy (+450,) and Mick Jagger (+450.)

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What fall? Michael J. Fox recovers from stumble at Philadelphia fan expo with style

Michael J. Fox lives with Parkinson’s disease, but it seems that won’t get in the way of putting on a show.

Over the weekend, the “Back to the Future” star, 61, appeared at Fan Expo Philadelphia, where he reunited with co-stars Christopher Lloyd and Thomas F. Wilson to discuss the beloved time travel flick. However, his grand entrance ...Read more

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Semisonic releases 2 new songs as co-headlining tour circles back to Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — After kicking off their first full-fledged tour in 20 years this past weekend, Semisonic dropped two new songs on Monday morning to clue the rest of the world into what hometown Twin Cities fans already know: They're not just a nostalgia act.

The stand-alone singles "Little Bit of Sun" and "Grow Your Own" were released to ...Read more

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'Homosexuality didn't exist': Elliot Page's family rejected his queer exploration

Elliot Page always struggled knowing he was different. His family pushed back when he attempted to own his queer identity, and he says his relationship with his dad is nonexistent.

As a child, Page asked his mother if he could be a boy, and secluded himself in his room — exploring his gender by playing with toys and writing letters, signing ...Read more

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Meet the Stephen King-endorsed maestro who's ready to shake up horror movies

Hours before hopping a red-eye from Los Angeles to London to promote the biggest film of his career, one of horror's fastest-rising filmmakers is too busy waxing ecstatic over his love of scary movies to worry about making it to the airport on time.

Why horror? Let "The Boogeyman" director Rob Savage count the ways. "There are taboo things that...Read more

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'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' swings to sky-high $120.5 million opening

Look out, here comes "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse."

The highly anticipated sequel to Sony's "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" swung to the top of the domestic box office this weekend, launching to a massive $120.5 million, according to estimates from the studio and measurement firm Comscore.

The animated comic-book adaptation far ...Read more

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'Star Wars' actor Mark Hamill discusses his future as Luke Skywalker

“Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill is not bracing for a return of the Jedi.

Hamill discussed the possibility of reprising his role of Luke Skywalker, telling CBS News’ “Sunday Morning” in a new interview, “I had my time, and that’s good. But that’s enough.”

“Well, you never say never,” Hamill, 71, said on Sunday’s episode. �...Read more

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TV Tinsel: Yvette Nicole Brown finds a different community, settling easily into voiceover work

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. — People don’t believe her when actress Yvette Nicole Brown tells them she’s an introvert. After all, Brown costarred in the popular comedy “Community” for five seasons and is known for roles in “The Odd Couple,” “Avengers: End Game,” “The Mayor” and “Dreamgirls.”

All those parts demanded that she ...Read more

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Constance Marie, the star of 'With Love,' shows how people over 50 can be sexual beings

LOS ANGELES — If you didn't already know Constance Marie from her role as the mother of late Tejano icon Selena Quintanilla-Pérez in the modern classic biopic "Selena," you may have discovered her later as Angie Lopez, the supporting and level-headed wife and mother in the long-running ABC sitcom "The George Lopez Show."

With a career ...Read more