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Final wrongful death lawsuit over Travis Scott's Astroworld crowd surge disaster settled

The final wrongful death lawsuit against rapper Travis Scott and others for the crowd surge disaster at the 2021 Astroworld music festival in Houston has been settled, a lawyer said Thursday.

The deadly surge occurred Nov. 5, 2021 during Scott’s performance. Ten people, who ranged in age from 9 to 27, died from compression asphyxia in the ...Read more

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Nashville council rejects Morgan Wallen's bar sign over singer's questionable behavior

Morgan Wallen's new bar won't feature one of those neon signs that are ubiquitous among the honky-tonks in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

Nashville's Metro Council this week rejected the "Whiskey Glasses" singer's request to install such a sign bearing his name outside of Morgan Wallen's This Bar & Tenessee Kitchen, which is set to open over ...Read more

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Survivor Season 47 adds 'Pod Save America' host Jon Lovett

Jon Lovett, co-host of “Pod Save America” and former speechwriter for President Barack Obama, is going to be featured as a contestant on the upcoming season of the hit CBS show “Survivor.”

The news was revealed in a promo trailer that aired during the Season 46 finale on Wednesday, which included short snippets of the new cast members ...Read more


'Babes' review: The hilarious ups and down of friendship (and pregnancy)

There’s a moment in “Babes,” the likable buddy-pregnancy comedy directed by Pamela Adlon, that’s wonderfully illustrative of what it means to be a best friend. Eden (Ilana Glazer), a free-spirited yoga teacher who’s gotten accidentally pregnant after one night with a man who’s no longer in the picture (a lot happens in this movie’s...Read more

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Rapper Sean Kingston, his mother arrested on fraud charges after SWAT raid at his South Florida home

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Rapper and singer Sean Kingston and his mother were arrested on fraud and theft charges Thursday after a SWAT team raided his home in Southwest Ranches.

Kingston was arrested by police in Fort Irwin, California, on an arrest warrant issued by the Broward Sheriff’s Office, spokesperson Carey Codd said in a news ...Read more

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Smokey Robinson to serve as Detroit Grand Prix grand marshal

DETROIT — Singer, songwriter and Motown legend Smokey Robinson will be honored ahead of the Chevrolet IndyCar Grand Prix on June 2 and serve as the event’s grand marshal.

Robinson will be part of pre-race ceremonies, which will pay tribute to his long career ahead of the NTT IndyCar Series street circuit in downtown Detroit.

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If Taylor Swift broke Ticketmaster, why does DOJ's Live Nation lawsuit invoke a little deja vu?

LOS ANGELES — “Taylor Swift Broke Ticketmaster!”

That was the gist of headlines two years ago, when Swift’s Eras Tour resulted in a ticket-sales fiasco of epic proportions. Hordes of Swifties freaked out over a) their inability to score face-plus-fees entree to the Tour of the Century or b) their inability to even connect to the ...Read more

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Children of guitarist Robbie Robertson sue his widow over $6 million home

LOS ANGELES — The children of Robbie Robertson, the guitarist of the Band who died last year, are suing the woman he married shortly before his death, claiming she took advantage of the musician's declining health to have him sign documents that would favor her in the event of his death.

Robertson's three adult children — Alexandra, ...Read more

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'Atlas' review: Originality lacking in sci-fi flick starring Jennifer Lopez

The screenplay for “Atlas,” a new Netflix science-fiction movie starring Jennifer Lopez as a woman desperate to save humanity from a dangerous artificial intelligence, is the work of Leo Sardarian and Aron Eli Coleite, whose respective IMDb credits include the TV series “StartUp” and “The Spiderwick Chronicles.”

If we didn’t know ...Read more

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Review: 'The Beach Boys' is a sentimental documentary that downplays the band's squabbles

I will (almost) always watch a film about the Beach Boys — the latest, titled simply "The Beach Boys," premiered Friday on Disney+ — not just for the part they played in American musical and cultural history but for the part they played in my own. From 1966 to 1969 my father worked for the band, in the capacity of a tour promoter; that these...Read more

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Morgan Spurlock, filmmaker who documented dangers of McDonald's-only diet, dies at 53

LOS ANGELES — Morgan Spurlock, the Oscar nominated filmmaker who in “Super Size Me” documented the physical and psychological effects of eating only McDonald’s fast-food meals for a month, has died at 53.

He died from complications of cancer, according to a statement from his family.

“It was a sad day, as we said goodbye to my ...Read more

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The 2024 box office is terrible. But Imax's big-screen appeal is a bright spot

LOS ANGELES — When Warner Bros. film executive Jeff Goldstein saw the huge sand dunes and expansive desert vistas of Denis Villeneuve's first "Dune" movie, he thought to himself, "This was made for Imax."

Same went for the sandworm sequences of the sequel, "Dune: Part Two," a box office hit for the studio earlier this year that pulled in ...Read more

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Festival La Onda: Here are 8 great Latin music acts to catch at the big event

SAN JOSE, Calif. — BottleRockers have a really good reason to stick around Napa even longer in 2024.

That’s because organizers have added another really cool music event on the weekend following the regular BottleRock Napa Valley, which takes place over Memorial Day weekend at the at the Napa Valley Expo in downtown Napa.

So, get ready for...Read more


'Hit Man' review: Glen Powell hits a bulls-eye with killer comedy

Glen Powell displays killer charm in "Hit Man," a snappy comic thriller that's part neo-noir rom-com, part philosophical gut check.

Powell, the ace supporting player from "Top Gun: Maverick" who elevated himself to leading man status with winter's surprise hit "Anyone But You," plays Gary Johnson, a meek, divorced New Orleans college professor ...Read more


Review: In Shane Gillis' Netflix show 'Tires,' the humor doesn't veer far from juvenile

I know that Shane Gillis is a controversial comic — not in the Lenny Bruce sense, but because in 2019 he was cast on "Saturday Night Live" as a featured player and fired from the show, even before his first appearance, when remarks surfaced that I've seen characterized as "racist, homophobic and misogynist." I don't know what those remarks ...Read more

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Being bad is good for Walton Goggins, whose turn in 'Fallout' has kept his star rising

LOS ANGELES — A wave of dread swept over Walton Goggins on the first day of work on Prime Video's post-apocalyptic drama "Fallout." He was on location by a lake, and was so thrown by the heavy makeup and bulky wardrobe of his outlaw character that he wondered whether he would make it to Day 2.

"The heat index was 106 degrees," he recalled. "I...Read more

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Sean 'Diddy' Combs accused of drugging, sexually assaulting model in new lawsuit

A new lawsuit against rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs accuses the rap mogul of drugging and sexually assaulting a 22-year-old IMG model, who says in the suit she kept the clothes she wore that night to prove it.

Former model Crystal McKinney filed a Manhattan Federal Court lawsuit this week alleging Combs attacked her in 2003 after a designer ...Read more

Influencer Jasmine Yong announces drowning death of toddler son

Lifestyle influencer Jasmine Yong is mourning the loss of her toddler son, who drowned in a hotel on Mother’s Day weekend.

The Malaysian social media personality announced to her 475,000 Instagram followers that 2-year-old Enzo, whom she shared with husband Lim Kong Wang, died after the devastating accident.

“Our baby of Heze has gone up ...Read more

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Bumbershoot announces knockout music lineup for 2024

SEATTLE — After its well-received return to form in 2023, we now know what Bumbershoot’s new organizers have in store for a follow-up. On Tuesday, the summer-capping Labor Day weekend bash became the last of the Seattle-area’s core music festivals to announce its 2024 music lineup, curated by a familiar face (more on that later).

This ...Read more

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'Masked Singer' winner reveals whether they will resume 'Musical' -- that was a clue -- career

Sixteen contestants went down to one Wednesday night when the "Masked Singer" crowned Goldfish the winner. Underneath the mask was Disney darling, Coachella queen and Broadway beauty Vanessa Hudgens, who was champion of Season 11 of the reality TV competition series.

The competition was down to Goldfish, who sang "Heart of Glass" by Blondie and...Read more