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'Peaky Blinders' family mourns Benjamin Zephaniah, actor and poet who died at 65

Netflix's hit series "Peaky Blinders" is mourning one of its own: British poet, writer and actor Benjamin Zephaniah, who died Thursday.

"We are so shocked and devastated at the news of the death of our friend Benjamin Zephaniah," a statement shared to the show's official Instagram account said. "He was a much-loved, instrumental, and ...Read more

CBS News' Dr. Jon LaPook on Norman Lear, his father-in-law: 'I had a master class in life'

Like many successful people in Hollywood, Norman Lear was among those who could be counted on to make philanthropic contributions to his favorite causes.

But the legendary producer and writer, who died Tuesday at 101, didn’t just give at the office. He had a reputation as a benefactor who did not require a plaque on a wall in return for his ...Read more

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7 essential Norman Lear TV shows and where to watch them

Norman Lear wasn’t just an epochal talent — he was highly prolific to boot. So much so that the legendary producer, who died Tuesday at 101, had at least one TV series, and as many as nine at once, on the air throughout the entire period between 1971 and 1986.

To help you get a handle on where to start with Lear, or where to catch up with ...Read more

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Shannen Doherty says she had brain surgery just after learning husband Kurt Iswarienko cheated

Shannen Doherty is opening up about how she went into surgery to remove a brain tumor just after learning that her third husband, Kurt Iswarienko, had an extramarital affair.

On the premiere episode of her newly launched podcast, “Let’s Be Clear with Shannen Doherty,” the “Beverly Hills, 90210” alum shared the devastation she ...Read more

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6 takeaways from Taylor Swift's Time Person of the Year profile

Taylor Swift is Time’s Person of the Year — and we’re being rewarded with new details.

As the magazine’s 96th recipient of the honor, she becomes the face of Time’s next issue, participated in a photo shoot, and is featured in a cover story penned by the outlet’s West Coast editor Sam Lansky.

The lengthy profile on Swift — ...Read more

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Into the metal-verse: Why Avenged Sevenfold is doing virtual reality concerts

In a nondescript Culver City warehouse, members of the metal band Avenged Sevenfold wear protective booties over their shoes to avoid scuffing the floor-to-ceiling green screen. The surroundings couldn't be more different from their usual fire-and-brimstone aesthetics.

That will soon change, of course, with the green screen swapped out for a ...Read more


Ryan Reynolds urges you to keep it to yourself if you see him filming 'Deadpool 3'

Spoiler alert: This post contains details about “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds’ social media post about, well, spoilers.

The action star and producer urged his fans to help preserve “part of the magic of theatrical movies” by not sharing spoilers for “Deadpool 3,” which is set to make its bow in the summer of 2024. Reynolds penned ...Read more


Review: 2 Archies, a Hollywood legend and a beloved comic, transform into something new and great

That there are two programs premiering Thursday with nearly the same title — “Archie” on Britbox and “The Archies” on Netflix — but apparently nothing else in common, would not be enough reason for most writers to review them in the same column. But I am not most writers. (Hold your comments, please.) And as it turns out, they do ...Read more

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These LGBTQ+ families have a message for the Midwest: 'We Live Here'

For one family in Iowa, the choice between staying and going didn’t feel like a choice.

“Do we stay and fight, or do we go? But where do you go where there’s stability and safety?” says Katie Chiaramonte in the new Hulu documentary “We Live Here: The Midwest.”

Chiaramonte, who is married to a transgender woman, is one of several ...Read more

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'Wonka' star Hugh Grant explains why he 'hated' playing an Oompa Loompa

“Wonka” star Hugh Grant was back to his curmudgeonly ways while talking about his latest role as an Oompa Loompa.

However, his ire wasn’t directed at the actual character but toward the computerized process involved in making the orange and green figure come to life — a process he said he “hated.”

“It was like a crown of thorns, ...Read more

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Angelina Jolie says stress from divorce led to Bell's palsy, details her plans to leave Hollywood

Angelina Jolie is speaking candidly about her stressful divorce and “shallow” Hollywood.

While filming “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” in 2018, the actor said she noticed her voice had changed register since she’d filmed the first installment years prior.

“My body reacts very strongly to stress,” she told WSJ. Magazine in an ...Read more

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Amy Kaufman: After a political reckoning, Sarah Silverman tries to find her comedic voice again

In the days following the Oct. 7 attack in Israel, Sarah Silverman posted on Instagram dozens of times. Like millions around the world, she was devastated by the reports of more than 1,300 civilians killed by Hamas militants, and took to social media to express her distress. She shared videos of the festival-goers who were taken hostage, words ...Read more

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Singer, songwriter and killer dancer, triple-threat Tate McRae is poised for pop stardom

Performing with poise on live TV is a rare skill, but it's one that 20-year-old Tate McRae learned young.

As a 12-year-old from Calgary, Canada, the dancer and budding singer-songwriter won third place on the 2016 season of "So You Think You Can Dance" and performed with fellow Canuck Justin Bieber. So when McRae took the stage at "Saturday ...Read more


Television Q&A: New episodes of 'Antiques Roadshow'?

You have questions. I have some answers.

Q: Now that the COVID epidemic is behind us, I’m hoping that they will resume production of new episodes of “Antiques Roadshow.” Do you know whether the show will return?

A: The long-running PBS series will begin a new season on Jan. 8. The show says the season will feature presentations at “...Read more

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Tim Allen's 'Santa Clauses' co-star Casey Wilson says he's ho-ho-horrible on set

Wait, so the man behind "The Santa Clauses'" Kris Kringle, Sinterklaas, Père Noël, is actually a real-life Ebenezer Scrooge?

According to Tim Allen's co-star Casey Wilson, the longtime "Santa Clause" star actually belongs on the naughty list. On the most recent episode of Wilson's "Bitch Sesh" podcast, the actor did not mince words when ...Read more

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Howard Stern eulogizes stylist Ralph Cirella on air: 'I was not ready for Ralph to go'

Ralph Cirella, a longtime stylist and close friend to shock-jock radio host Howard Stern, died Tuesday. He was 58.

Stern, 69, confirmed Cirella's death on his self-titled radio program Wednesday, saying that Cirella's heart gave out after he suffered complications from a treatable illness.

"It's going to be difficult for me to get through this...Read more

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LZ Granderson: Who cares about Billie Eilish's sexual orientation?

This last week, two conflicting messages have emerged from the world of pop culture, and I am unsure which represents progress.

In one corner we have "Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé" — a cinematic showcase and celebration of the queer influence in her latest tour and music. This last weekend it opened No. 1 at the box office, a testament to ...Read more


A primer on 'Love Has Won,' the cult featured in HBO's new docu-series

DENVER — “What’s a cult? People not believing what’s mainstream, which is God is a man and you find him in a church that wants money?”

That’s a quote from a member of an organization called Love Has Won in a new HBO docu-series, titled “Love Has Won: The Cult of Mother God.” The group is, by most accounts, a cult that grabbed ...Read more

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A fourth woman, who was a minor at the time, accuses Sean 'Diddy' Combs of sexual assault

For the fourth time in three weeks, a woman has filed a sexual assault lawsuit against music mogul Sean Combs, best known as Diddy.

The victim, who filed the suit as Jane Doe, says that in 2003, when she was a 17-year-old high school student, she was "sex trafficked" and "gang raped" by Combs, then 34; Harve Pierre, then president of Combs' Bad...Read more

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Sound Advice: Some great gifts to enhance grooming, traveling, viewing and listening

This week has a lot of great gift ideas under $100!

Amiro M2 LumoCube Portable LED Bag Mirror, $89.99: This high quality LED mirror with rugged and stylish traveling case is perfect for grooming on-the-go, providing outstanding illumination and visibility in a single self-contained package with onboard storage for cosmetics and grooming ...Read more