Nina Metz: 'Succession' series finale: The Roys' desires and anxieties always outweighed critiques of their influence

Pour one out for the Roy siblings, who take their leave of the TV landscape as unhappy and misguided as they were when “Succession” premiered on HBO in 2018.

The show became an obsession for many, inviting audiences into an inner sanctum of lavish settings and private planes at their beck and call — and where viperous family dynamics ...Read more


'Little Mermaid' makeup artist calls Ursula criticism 'ridiculous' and 'offensive'

The makeup artist for Disney’s live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid” has responded to criticism surrounding the movie’s depiction of Ursula.

The nefarious sea witch — played by Melissa McCarthy in the new film — was originally inspired by Baltimore drag queen Divine. And some have argued that the studio should have hired a ...Read more

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Edward James Olmos reveals he had throat cancer: 'An experience that changed me'

Edward James Olmos recently revealed on a podcast that he is cancer free after the disease "attacked" his throat.

On Friday's episode of "Mando & Friends," the "Selena" and "Miami Vice" actor shared "publicly for the first time" that he was diagnosed with throat cancer. Olmos added that he stopped treatment in December and has since recovered ...Read more

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'Route 66′ star George Maharis dead at 94

NEW YORK — George Maharis, the Queens-born actor who played Buz Murdock on the popular 1960s series “Route 66,” has died at age 94, his caretaker announced.

A cause of death was not released for Maharis, who died on Wednesday, according to the announcement over the weekend.

“George is well known for his stardom in route 66, stage ...Read more


'The Little Mermaid' swims to the top of the box office

LOS ANGELES — Disney's live-action retelling of "The Little Mermaid" is making a big splash at the domestic box office this weekend, debuting in first place and collecting $95 million during its first three days in theaters, according to studio estimates. That total is expected to rise to $117.5 million by the end of the Memorial Day weekend. ...Read more

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Justine Triet's 'Anatomy of a Fall' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France — The French director Justine Triet became the third female filmmaker to take top honors at the Cannes Film Festival, winning the Palme d'Or from the competition jury on Saturday for her roundly admired dramatic thriller "Anatomy of a Fall" ("Anatomie d'une Chute").

An emotionally intricate marriage story by way of a knotty ...Read more

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Pink Floyd's Roger Waters defends Nazi-style concert outfit as anti-fascist statement

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters said he’s become the subject of a “smear” campaign after he performed in a Nazi-style uniform during concerts in Berlin — an act he declared was “clearly” anti-fascist commentary.

In a lengthy Twitter missive shared on Friday evening, the 79-year-old rock star passionately defended his ...Read more

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Roger Waters triggers incitement investigation in Berlin after Nazi-inspired display

Former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters is being investigated by Berlin police after wearing what appeared to be a Nazi-inspired ensemble while performing in Germany last week — where it is illegal to display Nazi symbols.

Berlin police said Friday that they opened an investigation into the musician on suspicion of incitement, the Associated ...Read more


Review: With her widower's help, a splendid new documentary explores Mary Tyler Moore's private side

"Who can turn the world on with her smile?" It's Mary Tyler Moore, of course, and you should know it.

To be precise, it's Mary Richards, a person Moore played. But the smile was her own, and it worked magic across two situation comedies that described their time in a way that some might have regarded as ahead of their time. Although Moore ...Read more

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'You Hurt My Feelings' review: Can a marriage survive an overheard insult? Julia Louis-Dreyfus answers that in a deft new comedy

How much truth can a marriage withstand? That question provides the source of all the feelings in “You Hurt My Feelings,” the latest — a comedy of insecurity, buoyed by a Sunday kind of love, as the old song says — from writer-director Nicole Holofcener.

It’s the second collaboration between Holofcener and the peerless Julia Louis-...Read more

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Britney Spears and her estranged mom, Lynne, reunite over coffee to 'make things right'

LOS ANGELES — Britney Spears and her mother, Lynne Spears, have reunited and appear to be healing the strained relationship exacerbated by the singer's 13-year conservatorship.

The "Oops!... I Did It Again" and "Hold Me Closer" singer on Thursday confirmed reports that she and Lynne met at her Los Angeles home and apparently had a heart-to-...Read more

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Celine Dion calls off rest of world tour months after stiff-person syndrome diagnosis

Celine Dion says her health has continued to take a toll on her performing capabilities, announcing the cancellation Friday of her entire Courage world tour.

"I'm so sorry to disappoint all of you once again," she captioned her Instagram post Friday.

The superstar's website shared the same news in a release Friday, noting that Dion has been ...Read more

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'It really touches your soul.' Afro Nation Miami puts spotlight on West African culture

MIAMI — Leslie Ayafor is not your average DJ.

He’s quiet, reserved even, an introvert who’s not necessarily comfortable in the spotlight. You might not even realize Ayafor happens to be one of Miami’s hottest Afrobeats DJs if he’s not behind a board. The minute he steps into the booth, however, a Clark Kent to Superman-like ...Read more

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Kim Kardashian dishes on Pete Davidson split: 'Who's going to want to date me?'

Kim Kardashian spoke out for the first time about her split from "Saturday Night Live" star Pete Davidson and her ex-husband Ye's problematic behavior over the last year.

"I'm single. And not ready to mingle, and that's OK," the seemingly exasperated reality star said in a confessional during the Season 3 premiere of Hulu's "The Kardashians."

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Offset says of Takeoff's death, 'I get through my day thinking it's fake'

Offset has opened up about the pain he feels over the death of Migos bandmate Takeoff.

Speaking with Variety, the rapper shared that it's difficult for him to answer questions about Takeoff, who was killed in November in a shooting outside a Houston bowling alley. He was 28.

"It's hard for me to talk about s— right now," Offset said.

"I've ...Read more

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Taylor Swift fans have to barter, borrow and plead to get into her shows

For Taylor Swift fans, 52 concerts in massive football stadiums were never going to be enough to satisfy their pent-up demand to watch the superstar perform live for the first time since 2018. Some 14 million people flocked to Ticketmaster in hopes of scoring seats; the majority were unsuccessful.

With Swift’s so-called Eras Tour in full ...Read more


Commentary: Full of despicable characters, HBO's adored 'Succession' is ending with only the occasional high point

It's hard to imagine a show more overrated than "Succession."

The hit HBO comedy-drama will conclude its four-season run with a highly anticipated finale debuting at 9 p.m. ET Sunday on the premium cable network and its newly rebranded and updated related streaming service, Max.

I'm pretty excited.

That it's ending.

Created by Jesse ...Read more

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Judge to toss out 'Romeo and Juliet' child sex abuse lawsuit filed by stars of 1968 film

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles Superior Court judge sided with Paramount Pictures on Thursday in a child sex abuse lawsuit tied to a nude scene in the 1968 film "Romeo and Juliet."

Judge Alison Mackenzie issued a tentative ruling that dismisses the lawsuit, writing that Paramount's actions in making the film are "protected activity" under the ...Read more

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Brian Cox thinks Logan Roy's death came 'too early' in final 'Succession' season

Gone too soon? "Succession" legend Brian Cox says he felt "a little rejected" after his character's audience-shocking death in the series' final season.

In the tale of family drama among the rich, famous and poorly parented, Cox portrayed media mogul Logan Roy, whose sudden passing happened — in the actor's words — "ultimately, too early" ...Read more

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Outloud Music Festival celebrates diversity and Pride history in Los Angeles

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Outloud Music Festival at WeHo Pride will take over West Hollywood Park on June 2-4, and according to founder and creator Jeff Consoletti, the three-day LGBTQ+ Pride event feels “bigger and better than ever, including all colors of the rainbow,” this year.

Since 1979, West Hollywood has served as an epicenter of all ...Read more