'Scott Pilgrim' gets another life as an anime with some updates: 'Ramona especially,' creators say

Scott Pilgrim has many lives.

His first and most definitive is the graphic novels. Created by Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Bryan Lee O'Malley, the "Scott Pilgrim" series' eponymous hero is an aimless 20-something who is between jobs and is the bass player of a Toronto-based indie band. After meeting the girl of his dreams — Ramona Flowers ...Read more

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The best rock concert you see this year may well be in a movie theater

“Stop Making Sense” is heading back to where it belongs:

The big screen.

The 1984 Jonathan Demme-directed masterpiece, which many consider to be the greatest concert film of all time, opens in IMAX theaters on Friday. One week later, on Sept. 29, distribution widens to include other theaters across the country.

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Singer-songwriter Joshua Radin loving life as a nomad

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio — It's not yet 24 hours since the Browns lost in Pittsburgh to the hated Steelers — a game that saw beloved Cleveland running back Nick Chubb suffer a gruesome-looking, season-ending knee injury — and neither singer-songwriter Joshua Radin or the person on the other end of the phone have come to grips with it all.

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Column: In the wake of the Lauren Boebert incident, how do we behave in the theater?

CHICAGO — Sept. 10, 2023: A date that will live in audience disruption infamy. That night at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert and her date took a hike early in Act 2 of the touring production of “Beetlejuice: The Musical.” This was at the urging of theater staff and Denver police,...Read more

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'The Continental' review: A serviceable prequel to the 'John Wick' franchise

I made myself familiar with the John Wick movies in the course of writing an appreciation of the late Lance Reddick, who played Charon, the concierge at an exclusive New York hotel — part of a chain, but what isn't anymore? — reserved for assassins. The Continental's main attraction, besides the usual amenities available at places only rich ...Read more

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Why the war over streaming data is at the heart of Hollywood's strikes

LOS ANGELES — Years ago, at the beginning of the streaming wars, writers like “One Day at a Time” reboot co-showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett called Netflix a “black hole” because, unlike with broadcast TV, she didn’t know how many people were watching the show.

Rivals such as Apple TV+, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and Paramount+ ...Read more

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Bijou Phillips seeking spousal support from Danny Masterson after filing for divorce amid 30-year sentence

Danny Masterson’s soon-to-be ex-wife, Bijou Phillips, is seeking spousal support in her divorce filing against the disgraced actor, who was recently sentenced to 30 years to life for rape.

The couple, who share 9-year-old daughter Fianna, were married for nearly 12 years. The 43-year-old actress requested to “terminate the court’s ability...Read more

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No, Julie and Todd Chrisley aren't getting divorced, says their attorney: 'Their bond is unbreakable'

Reality stars Todd and Julie Chrisley, who are both serving yearslong prison sentences for tax evasion and bank fraud, are not headed for divorce — contrary to the rumors out there.

In a statement to the L.A. Times on Wednesday, attorney Jay Surgent said that "in no way are Todd and Julie moving toward divorce," shutting down speculation of ...Read more


Top 10 must-see TV shows this fall

"Krapopolis": If anyone can get an audience excited about ancient Greek gods, it's Dan Harmon. The "Rick and Morty" co-creator will join Fox's Animation Domination block with this ambitious effort set in one of history's first cities. The network has already agreed to three seasons, a rare commitment these days. 8 p.m. ET Sept. 24, Fox

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Suzy Exposito: No love for corridos tumbados in the 2023 Latin Grammy nominations

Let’s face it: It wouldn’t be Latin Grammys season without some piping hot discourse on the “State of the Latin Music Industry.” Each year’s ceremony feels more polarizing than the last; whether it’s moving the ceremony to Spain this year, or rappers calling for a boycott, the event seems to evoke strong opinions from everyone (and ...Read more

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Sufjan Stevens diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, says he's relearning to walk

Singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens revealed Wednesday that he has been hospitalized due to being diagnosed with the autoimmune disorder Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Stevens shared the news with his fans in a post on his website on Wednesday morning.

"Last month I woke up one morning and couldn't walk. My hands, arms and legs were numb and tingling ...Read more

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Cindy Crawford says Oprah made her feel like 'chattel' in 1986 interview: 'So not OK'

Cindy Crawford has come to see her first appearance on the "Oprah Winfrey Show" in a different light, nearly 40 years after it aired.

The iconic model who rose to fame in the 1990s reflected on the early stages of her career in the Apple TV+ docuseries "The Super Models," which premiered Wednesday. In 1986, Winfrey hosted Crawford — who was ...Read more

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Angelica Ross accuses Emma Roberts of intentionally misgendering her on 'AHS: 1984' set

"American Horror Story" star Emma Roberts has been accused of making a transphobic comment toward her "AHS: 1984" co-star, Angelica Ross, who says she refused to speak to Roberts after the alleged incident.

Ross made the allegations Tuesday — the same day "AHS: Delicate" premiered — during an Instagram Live, recounting the tense moment on ...Read more


Y-E-S, yes, the new 'Super Why!' musical shorts will premiere on PBS Kids Oct. 18

The Super Readers are headed back to a television near you!

PBS Kids has set the official broadcast premiere date for "Super Why's Comic Book Adventures." The new series of animated musical shorts starring Super Why and his fellow literacy-powered superheroes will hit PBS affiliates and stream on the PBS Kids app on Oct. 18.

Much like the ...Read more

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Family guide to new movie releases


Rated R for strong/bloody violence throughout, language and sexual material.

What it’s about: The fourth installment of the geezer teaser action franchise sees some new faces joining the crew as they embark on another mission.

The kid attractor factor: The broad action movie appeal might be a draw for teens.

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Review: Why Michelle Wolf should take over 'The Daily Show'

Hasan Minhaj is supposedly in the running to replace Trevor Noah on "The Daily Show." But the talented comic may get erased from the short list following a recent New Yorker article in which he admits that he greatly exaggerates stories in his routines. Not a great revelation for a show that has prided itself in calling out fake news. His bad ...Read more

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Sound Advice: Best home theater receiver and finding good deal on equipment

Q. I read your column about matching speakers to a receiver and have some questions. I currently have a Rotel RSX-1067 receiver powering a surround system of five speakers and a subwoofer. The speakers are small home theater speakers made by Bowers & Wilkins. The receiver is quite capable in terms of power and sound quality, but limited in terms...Read more

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'The Super Models' review: Queens of the catwalk and magazine covers

Even if you didn’t follow fashion, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington were pop culture fixtures and household names throughout the 1990s. No other group of runway and print models since has captured the public’s imagination in quite the same way. Through new interviews and archival footage, the four-part...Read more

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Christina Milian isn't bothered by lack of credit on Jennifer Lopez's 'Play': 'She's an icon'

Christina Milian isn't bothered by her lack of vocal credit on Jennifer Lopez's "Play," a song Milian co-wrote and originally recorded.

In an interview published Monday, the singer and actor recounted her experience penning and performing the pop tune before Lopez's team set their sights on it. She also dispelled the idea that she might feel ...Read more

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Angelica Ross alleges Ryan Murphy left her 'on read' for years after proposing idea for 'AHS'

Former "Pose" star Angelica Ross is calling out TV super-producer Ryan Murphy.

Ross, who starred in two seasons of FX's groundbreaking series, and has appeared in several seasons of Murphy's "American Horror Story," is alleging that Murphy left her "on read" after she reached out to him regarding the idea for an all-Black cast for a season of "...Read more