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'Top Chef's' Padma Lakshmi hopes ex Salman Rushdie has 'swift healing' after attack

"Top Chef" host and judge Padma Lakshmi is "relieved" that her ex-husband, author Salman Rushdie, is on the road to recovery after being stabbed multiple times at a lecture in upstate New York last week.

The "Love, Loss, and What We Ate" author tweeted Sunday that she is "relieved" that he is "pulling through after Friday's nightmare" during ...Read more

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'Stranger Things' star Millie Bobby Brown starts college

She made it out of Hawkins High School.

“Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown is taking online classes at Purdue University.

Brown, 18, told Allure she was studying human services at the Indiana school in order to “learn about the system and how to help young people.”

“Stranger Things” is set in the fictional Indiana town of ...Read more

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Angry Jerry Sadowitz pulled from Edinburgh Fringe lineup for 'extreme' racism, sexism

Comedian Jerry Sadowitz does not approve of a Scottish venue’s decision to remove him from the Edinburgh Fringe festival lineup amid allegations of “extreme” racism, sexism, homophobia and misogyny.

On Sunday, the American Scottish comic shared a lengthy statement condemning the Pleasance for pulling the plug on his second and final set ...Read more

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Hail Purdue! Millie Bobby Brown is taking online classes through the Indiana university

Hail ... Indiana? "Stranger Things" star Millie Bobby Brown is a student at Purdue University.

The actor, who plays psychokinetic and telepathic teen Eleven in the series, says she's taking online classes affiliated with the West Lafayette, Ind., institution that has been referenced in the Netflix mega-hit more than once.

The 18-year-old Brit ...Read more

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Emily Blunt teams up with Ryan Gosling to star in film adaptation of 'The Fall Guy'

You can’t help falling for this casting.

Emily Blunt has joined the cast of David Leitch’s “The Fall Guy” — a big-screen adaptation of the 1980s TV series of the same name, alongside Ryan Gosling, Deadline reports.

The show — which aired from 1981 to 1986 — centered on a film stuntman (played by Lee Majors) who spent his time off...Read more

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Johnny Depp to direct first movie in 25 years with 'Modigliani'

Johnny Depp is returning to the director’s chair.

The actor will direct his first feature film in more than two decades with “Modigliani,” a biopic about Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani that will be produced by Al Pacino, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“The saga of Mr. Modigliani’s life is one that I’m ...Read more

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LAPD drops DUI investigation into Anne Heche's car crash after her death

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department will no longer pursue an investigation into Anne Heche’s recent car accident, injuries from which led to the actor’s death on Friday.

In a statement, the LAPD confirmed to The Times on Monday that there will be no further investigation into Heche’s case. The dismissal comes after the actor...Read more

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ASAP Rocky charged with felony assault with a firearm in November shooting in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles district attorney on Monday charged rapper ASAP Rocky with assault with a firearm in connection with a shooting in November in Hollywood.

Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, faces two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm with allegations of personally using a firearm. He is slated to be arraigned ...Read more

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Tom Holland takes break from social media: 'It's very detrimental to my mental state'

Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can ... to protect his mental health.

Over the weekend, "Spider-Man" star Tom Holland made a "very, very brief return" to Instagram to explain why he hasn't been active on social media since the beginning of July — and why he won't be posting as frequently as he used to.

"I've been trying to ...Read more

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Child actress returns home to Detroit area to host 'Beast' movie screening

ROYAL OAK, Mich. — A transplanted Metro Detroit actress got to live out a dream over the weekend by hosting the screening of her first big-screen movie back in the Detroit area.

Leah Jeffries, a 12-year-old actress who once lived in Novi but now resides in Los Angeles, hosted a screening of "Beast" at the Emagine Royal Oak so her friends and ...Read more

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More from 'Abbott Elementary' creator Quinta Brunson on the way, thanks to new overall deal with Warner Bros.

PHILADELPHIA — The world is about to see a whole lot more from Abbott Elementary star and creator Quinta Brunson.

Brunson, a West Philadelphia native, has signed a multiyear contract with Warner Bros. Television Group to create new projects for all the studio's platforms, Variety reports. Those platforms include broadcast networks, cable ...Read more

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'Laal Singh Chaddha' star Aamir Khan says his Indian adaptation of 'Forrest Gump' has a 'life of its own'

In making an Indian adaptation of “Forrest Gump,” Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan never knew what he was going to get.

Khan is the lead actor and producer of “Laal Singh Chaddha,” which reimagines the Oscar-winning movie about a simple man’s extraordinary life using Indian culture and historical events as its backdrop.

The 57-year-old...Read more

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Wanda Sykes to host show featuring clips from people's doorbells, smart home cameras

Knock, knock. Who’s there? It could be you, doing something funny, on television screens across the U.S.

A new twist on the popular clip-show genre is taking the outside (of your front door) in “Ring Nation,” a series in the mold of “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” It will feature viewers-submitted clips taken from video doorbells ...Read more

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'CODA' star Troy Kotsur reunited with his Oscar after car was stolen with trophy inside

Now that’s a Hollywood ending.

“CODA” star Troy Kotsur said his car was stolen in Arizona with his Oscar trophy inside — and police say the vehicle has since been returned to the actor along with “all the property” that was in it.

The Mesa Police Department confirmed to the Daily News that Kotsur’s car was stolen in the city.

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'House of the Dragon' actor plays rare 'pure' character in world of brutality and betrayal

Anticipation for the first “Game of Thrones” spinoff series has been hotter than a dragon’s breath.

The opening episode of “House of the Dragon,” premiering Aug. 21 on HBO, has everything “Thrones” fans would expect from a sister show — love, betrayal, brutality, battles, sex, shock and, of course, dragons.

But amid the madness...Read more

Daughter of 'Real Housewives' alum Kim Zolciak-Biermann arrested for possible DUI

Ariana Biermann, the 20-year-old daughter of former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kim Zolciak-Biermann, has been arrested for possible DUI along with her boyfriend, Hudson McLeroy.

Biermann netted three misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, improper/erratic lane change and underage possession/purchase of alcohol...Read more

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Amber Heard hires new attorneys for Johnny Depp trial appeal, replacing Elaine Bredehoft

Amber Heard’s legal team is getting a shakeup.

The actress hired attorneys David L. Axelrod and Jay Ward Brown of the Ballard Spahr law firm to represent her as she appeals the ruling in Johnny Depp’s defamation case. They replace attorney Elaine Charlson Bredehoft, who represented Heard during the trial.

Jurors sided with Depp in June at ...Read more

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Lizzo, Jack Harlow to perform at MTV Video Music Awards in Newark

Lizzo will give her first performance at the MTV Video Music Awards since 2019 during this month’s ceremony at the Prudential Center in Newark, organizers announced Monday.

The fan-favorite pop and hip-hop singer headlines the latest group of performers to be unveiled, with rapper Jack Harlow, Korean-pop supergroup Blackpink, and the Italian ...Read more

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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss on music, intuition and mullet hair styles: 'It was a career move!' he recalls

Former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant has multiple reasons to be impressed with fellow singer Alison Krauss, his periodic musical partner over the past 15 years.

She has a luminous voice, is a superb violinist and a skilled band leader whose national solo debut album came out when she was in 10th grade. But that's not what impresses Plant ...Read more

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My worst moment: Before Stephen Merchant was famous for 'The Office,' his stand-up comedy act sometimes bombed

In “The Outlaws,” the British series created by and starring Stephen Merchant (now in its second season on Amazon), a group of people guilty of minor crimes must take part in a community service program in Bristol — only they somehow find themselves caught up in a scenario far more complicated than they anticipated. Christopher Walken also...Read more