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Sundance Film Festival could leave its longtime Park City home in 2027

Rumors of the Sundance Film Festival's possible exit from its longtime home in Park City, Utah, rolled throughout the event earlier this year.

Now the nonprofit Sundance Institute, which puts on the event, has announced it is starting the process of exploring a potential new destination for as early as the 2027 festival.

The organization said ...Read more

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Heidi Gardner of 'SNL' says 'anxiety set in' after giggly 'Beavis and Butt-Head' sketch

For comedian Heidi Gardner, a recent "SNL" sketch that focused on two "Beavis and Butt-Head" look-alikes was "really special" — cracks and all.

The "Saturday Night Live" star said in an interview published earlier this week that losing her composure at the sight of host Ryan Gosling and her co-star Mikey Day as the animated MTV duo is ...Read more

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Kate Beckinsale's 'Tummy Troubles Survivor' shirt hints at ailment that hospitalized her

Kate Beckinsale appears to be out of the hospital and back home after a monthslong medical issue.

The English actor was all smiles and back to her irreverent self in an Instagram series posted Tuesday. While the "Underworld" star didn't directly state what had been ailing her, the T-shirt she wore in the images contained the biggest clue thus ...Read more

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Philly jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan's 'The Sidewinder' added to National Recording Registry

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan’s 1963 album "The Sidewinder" has been added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry for 2024.

"The Sidewinder," recorded when Morgan was 25, became a surprise hit and is Blue Note Records’ biggest selling album to date. It is one of the 25 songs, albums, or ...Read more

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Olivia Munn says she 'absolutely broke down' seeing her body after a double mastectomy

Olivia Munn is sharing her emotional reaction to her double mastectomy and explaining how seeing her body for the first time post-surgery was a “shock to [her] system.”

Munn said in a new interview that while her doctors assured her that she looked “fantastic” at her post-surgery checkup, she had “such a hard time” when she saw the ...Read more

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Music legend Herbie Hancock dives into AI while his all-star album with Kendrick Lamar is revamped

SAN DIEGO — Genre-leaping keyboard legend Herbie Hancock has an update for fans eagerly anticipating his new album — originally due out in 2020 — featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar, West African guitar innovator Lionel Loueke, Indian tabla master Zakir Hussain, saxophonist Kamasi Washington, electric bassist Thundercat,...Read more

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Movie review: 'The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare' pays stylized homage to WWII operatives

Guy Ritchie’s latest, the cumbersomely titled “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” is at once his “Inglourious Basterds” and also his “Dunkirk.” With his adaptation of the nonfiction book “Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: How Churchill's Secret Warriors Set Europe Ablaze and Gave Birth to Modern Black Ops” by historian and...Read more

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Tyler Perry signs renewal deal with BET for 9 TV series

ATLANTA — The ever prolific Tyler Perry has signed a new, nonexclusive deal with BET to ensure fresh seasons of eight existing shows as well as a brand-new series.

This replaces his existing deal from 2017 with BET’s parent company Paramount. He was required at the time to create at least 90 episodes of new comedic and dramatic series for ...Read more

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TV review: 'Jane' is the best heroine for families prepping for Earth Day

"Dora the Explorer" has inspired many youngsters to get curious about the world beyond the borders of Sesame Street. But once your child reaches the age of 7, Dora's adventures get a little dull. That's when Jane Garcia should take over.

The 9-year-old heroine of "Jane," which returns Friday on Apple TV+, is one of those kids who knows more ...Read more

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Family guide to new movie releases

'ABIGAIL'

Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore throughout, pervasive language and brief drug use.

What it’s about: A team of kidnappers tasked with guarding a young hostage in an isolated mansion discover that they're locked in with a vampire.

The kid attractor factor: This is a horror film for adults, not kids.

Good lessons/bad ...Read more

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Sound Advice: Turn up the fun with Bluetooth party speaker

Q. Our daughter is graduating college and we are planning a party. We hired a DJ for her high school graduation party but would like to avoid that this time. She said she can create a custom playlist for the party and stream it via Bluetooth. Is there some kind of streaming speaker available that can cover an outdoor 12-by-14-foot dance floor? ...Read more

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NPG vets Michael Bland and Sonny Thompson extend their brotherhood into a post-Prince duo

MINNEAPOLIS — Sonny Thompson was creating some otherworldly sounds with his five-string, left-handed bass last week in a northeast Minneapolis rehearsal space.

"That's how people from Romulus play bass," drummer Michael Bland joked in admiration.

Bland and Thompson, veterans of Prince & the New Power Generation, are, as Bland says, like "...Read more

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Toni Braxton reveals she was told to hide lupus diagnosis

Managers reportedly advised Toni Braxton against going public with her lupus diagnosis back in 2010.

The 56-year-old singer-songwriter revealed in a recent sit-down that her handlers told her to hide her chronic illness out of fear it would impact her ability to get work.

“People get scared around sick celebrities,” Braxton said on the ...Read more

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'Franklin' review: Michael Douglas plays Ben Franklin in France, looking to fund the Revolution

Throughout history, world powers have funded wars in which they have no direct involvement. (Stares in our current moment.) In 1776, Benjamin Franklin hoped to convince France to do just that when the British colonies in America declared their independence from England and were in need of a serious infusion of money, men and supplies. France was...Read more

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Review: Lily Gladstone and Riley Keough shine in Hulu's dark true-crime drama 'Under the Bridge'

"Based on a true story" — why do we care? Does it matter whether the events of a dramatic work "really happened," or sort of happened, more or less in the way we're being told? Is it a come-on to prurient interests, when the subject is dark or sensational? Is it to appear educational? Is it to advertise that things that seem too incredible to ...Read more

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Commentary: Gen Z is watching 'Sex and the City' for the first time. Our discovery? Carrie is a terrible friend

“Sex and the City” is now one of Netflix’s most-watched shows as it settles into its new streaming home. Since the series’ April 1 debut on the platform, a whole new audience — many of whom weren’t born when the show premiered on HBO in 1998, changing the TV landscape — is discovering it. The comedy has been streaming on Max and on...Read more

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Commentary: 'The Golden Bachelor' divorce turns a TV success story into a cautionary tale

Last week Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist, the boomer couple who charmed millions by falling in love on “ The Golden Bachelor” last fall and getting hitched in a live, two-hour special on ABC in January, announced they were planning to divorce after just three months of marriage.

The news earned the septuagenarians the dubious honor of having...Read more

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Review: 'Lempicka' struggles to make a painter's life work as a Broadway musical

NEW YORK — Say the words “Art Deco” and most people think of buildings and Miami Beach hotels. But those words also apply to the chic, tubular paintings of the artist Tamara de Lempicka, the title character of the fervently ambitious but chaotically conflicted musical from the writer-lyricist Carson Kreitzer and the composer Matt Gould, ...Read more

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Travis Kelce heads to TV to host celebrity spinoff of 'Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?'

Travis Kelce just scored another hosting gig: The three-time Super Bowl champ will lead a spinoff of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"

Kelce's iteration of the game show — "Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?" — will be the famed tight end's first entry into series television after successfully hosting "Saturday Night Live" last year and ...Read more

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Taylor Swift mural pops up by 'the lakes' in Chicago with mystery 'The Tortured Poets Department' message

CHICAGO — After clocking out of her shift at the Gage restaurant near Millenium Park Monday, Jess Dennsion saw a message on a Taylor Swift fan page that she couldn’t ignore.

She ran to River North, where painters hoisted on a green scissor lift created a fairly inconspicuous QR code using the letters “ttpd” and the number “13” on ...Read more