Tami Roman swore off reality TV. Until 'The Real World' let her finish what she started

LOS ANGELES — Tami Roman swore she was done with reality TV.

In 1993, the 22-year-old aspiring singer was cast in the second season of "The Real World" and was central to its most memorable moments — including an abortion documented by MTV cameras and a physical altercation with her roommate, David Edwards, that led to his departure from ...Read more


New on DVD: Clint Eastwood saddles up for 'Cry Macho'

The latest outing from Clint Eastwood tops the DVD releases for the week of Dec. 7.

"Cry Macho": Eastwood, going strong at 91, directs and stars in this 1970s-set film about a former rodeo star and horse breeder who accepts a job to bring a man's son back from Mexico and away from his alcoholic mother.

"It’s far too much to claim that 'Cry ...Read more

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List of DVD release dates for Nov. 30 and beyond

Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change:


30: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

30: Malignant

30: My Life Is Murder: Series 2

30: Saint Maud

30: Reds (Blu-ray)

30: Heaven Can Wait (Blu-ray)


7: Cry Macho

7: Dear Evan Hansen

7: Ron's Gone Wrong

7: Copshop

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Jason Isbell talks vaccines, Scorsese, John Prine and the wildest year of his music career

As he heads into the final stretch of a year that put him at the forefront of the vaccine debate and several other controversies, Jason Isbell only has one regret about the way he heavy-handedly handled 2021's COVID problem.

"I spent too much time arguing about something that shouldn't have been an argument in the first place," the Alabama-...Read more

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'It's a Wonderful Life' star thinks the time is right for a sequel

Will a sequel get its wings?

Karolyn Grimes has brought tears of happiness to moviegoers since 1946, when flower petals belonging to her Zuzu Bailey character turned up in the pocket of leading man Jimmy Stewart, thus beginning his new lease on life in “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Grimes, now 81, could see a followup to that Christmas ...Read more

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Inside the new crop of 'raunchy as hell' Christmas movies shaking up TV

As the holidays rev into high gear, families everywhere will gather to wrap presents, trim trees, sip eggnog and bathe in the glow of the gift that never stops giving — the made-for-cable Christmas movie.

The annual downpour of peppermint-scented tales starring photogenic low- to mid-level celebrities has become a holiday-themed flood, ...Read more

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Paul Thomas Anderson's hilarious and intimate 'Licorice Pizza' tour of the Valley

LOS ANGELES — Paul Thomas Anderson is behind the wheel and we're headed north on Balboa Boulevard to the Van Nuys Golf Course, a nice little pitch-and-putt that the filmmaker knows, like just about every nook and cranny in the San Fernando Valley, quite well.

Back in the day, he'd come out here and play a round with friends in the early ...Read more

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'A Castle for Christmas' star Cary Elwes enjoyed doing his first rom-com since 'The Princess Bride'

Decades after he was crowned rom-com royalty for “The Princess Bride,” Cary Elwes fell in love with the genre all over again with his new movie.

The English actor stars in Netflix’s “A Castle for Christmas,” and though it might seem inconceivable, the film is Elwes’ first romantic comedy since he portrayed the heroic Westley in “...Read more

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Queen's Brian May says his words were 'subtly twisted' to imply anti-trans sentiments

Brian May is striking back against a British publication that he says “subtly twisted” his words to make it sound as if he were hostile toward transgender people.

The Queen guitarist was quoted last week in the Mirror after an interview at ITV Palooza! at the Royal Festival Hall in London. The U.K. outlet said the 74-year-old musician was ...Read more

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Review: 'Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn' is a wild Romanian tale of hot sex and harsh truths

"Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn," a sexually explicit, intellectually commanding and marvelously unruly new movie from the Romanian writer-director Radu Jude, begins with a three-minute video of a married couple in the throes of carnal ecstasy. Their vigorous and unsimulated intimacy — shot on a cellphone and accessorized with costumes and sex...Read more

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'The Power of the Dog' on Netflix explores toxic masculinity, says star Kodi Smit-McPhee

“The Power of the Dog” may be set a century ago, but star Kodi Smit-McPhee believes his haunting Western drama examines horrors that still persist today.

The Montana-set movie explores the intense dynamic between a callous cattle rancher and a sensitive teenager whose families are suddenly merged.

“It expresses a lot about toxic ...Read more

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'I didn't want to be gay,' Colton Underwood says in new 'Coming Out Colton' trailer

In 2021, coming-out stories are pretty standard and widely accepted — unless you are Colton Underwood, “the virgin Bachelor,” a man who lived out heterosexual dating fantasies three times over the course of two years on national television.

In “Coming Out Colton,” a new Netflix series premiering this week, the one-time star of “The ...Read more

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Channing Tatum returns to the pole for 'Magic Mike's Last Dance′

Channing Tatum is prepared to take it all off again.

The 41-year-old actor will reprise his role as stripper Mike Lane for the third “Magic Mike” movie, he announced Monday.

“Well world, looks like Mike Lane’s tapping back in,” he tweeted with a photo of the credit page for the script.

Reid Carolin, who penned the screenplays for ...Read more

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Teyana Taylor hospitalized after her body 'shut down' as she cancels Connecticut concert

Hip-hop star Teyana Taylor was hospitalized over the weekend after her body “shut down” before a Connecticut concert, she said in an Instagram post.

Taylor, who had been scheduled to perform Saturday at the Foxwoods Resort Casino, shared a photo on Sunday that shows her in an emergency room bed.

“My team & I tried everything down to the ...Read more

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For Kirsten Dunst, 'Power of the Dog' was an opportunity to 'let it all hang out'

Kirsten Dunst has done something more than just grow up on screen. In her choice of roles, she has let viewers in on each phase of her life, from child actor to teenager to young adult and now a fully grown woman, exploring the internal lives of her characters with a subtle emotional acuity and offhanded charm.

Having first gained acclaim for ...Read more


'Ghosts' role is nothing strange for Rebecca Wisocky

Actress Rebecca Wisocky never thought of herself as beautiful. And, for her, that’s a good thing. “I don’t believe that I was ever perceived as a great beauty in this business, and I think it’s been a boon and a strength for me because I always played older than I was,” she says.

“I looked like I was 40 since I was 12 years old, and...Read more

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TV best bets: Mariah Carey, George Michael, Kelly Clarkson, 'Lost in Space,' 'Annie Live!'

The first full week after Thanksgiving features no shortage of holiday programming.

AppleTV+ on Friday brings another Mariah Carey Christmas special as she again embraces her holiday bona fides.

NBC debuts a new Kelly Clarkson Christmas special on Wednesday while bringing back the live musical on Thursday with “Annie Live!” The network ...Read more

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These are the real people of 'House of Gucci.' Here's how their stories compare to the movie

It's fitting that Ridley Scott's "House of Gucci" has a title card that reads "inspired by the true story." The Gucci family themselves had long been careful mythmakers and shapers of the company's image.

It was likely Aldo Gucci who began the story that the family was descended from noble saddlemakers to the medieval courts, when his father ...Read more

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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's 'MTV Unplugged' performance to air next month

Fans of Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett will want to get plugged in with MTV’s latest edition of “Unplugged.”

The Grammy-winning duo’s “MTV Unplugged” performance will air Dec. 16, the network announced Sunday night.

“The highly anticipated episode, captured earlier this year in front of an intimate audience in New York City, features...Read more

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Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr pay tribute on 20th anniversary of George Harrison's death

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr honored George Harrison on the 20th anniversary of their Beatles bandmate’s death.

“Hard to believe that we lost George 20 years ago,” McCartney tweeted Monday, along with a vintage photo of him with the Beatles guitarist. “I miss my friend so much. Love Paul.”

Starr also shared a throwback photo ...Read more