Lynda Hirsh On This Week's TV Gossip

There is no father that would do more to protect his family than Bill Spencer ("The Bold and the Beautiful"). Except Don Diamont. Everyone knows not to mess with the actor's real-life family, but a man named Quincy Adams did not get the message. Diamont has sent a loud and clear message to the stalker: Back off.

Diamont tolerated the stalker, ...Read more

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Chrissy Teigen's team, John Legend say Michael Costello faked DMs in bullying claim

Team Chrissy Teigen is pushing back against the veracity of screen grabs that designer Michael Costello presented Monday as proof that she had bullied him in 2014 and actively campaigned against him in the insular world of celebrity fashion. Teigen’s husband, musician John Legend, is pushing back as well.

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Taylor Swift's rerecorded 'Red' will be 30 tracks, including a 10-minute song

Less than three months after Taylor Swift released her first fully rerecorded studio album, watch her begin again.

Following weeks of rampant speculation, the global pop superstar finally confirmed Friday that her next reimagined record will be 2012’s “Red.” On Instagram, Swift announced that “Red (Taylor’s Version)” will debut Nov....Read more

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Edgar Wright, Sparks (re)introduce the world to an underappreciated band in 'The Sparks Brothers'

Edgar Wright’s new documentary could spark up a new a new appreciation for an overlooked band.

“The Sparks Brothers,” now lighting up theaters, “is both a celebration and an introduction” to Ron and Russell Mael, better known as the pop and rock duo Sparks, Wright told the Daily News.

As noted by many of the famous faces in the film,...Read more

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Karla Peterson: Apple TV+'s new series 'Physical' is set in San Diego, but it's a bad TV trip

There is nothing inherently wrong with setting a TV show in San Diego but shooting it in Los Angeles. The gorgeous La Jolla beach house shared by the title characters in Netflix's "Grace and Frankie" is actually located in Malibu, but the show's funny bone is still in the right place. The fictional La Jolla private school featured in Disney+'s ...Read more

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Fans want it so badly, but Britney Spears has 'no idea' if she'll perform live again

With only days to go before her June 23 conservatorship hearing, Britney Spears took to Instagram to respond to fans' questions, including whether she thinks she'll ever perform live again.

Spears posted a brief video Thursday afternoon answering inquiries such as what was her favorite business trip ("A trip to Italy; Donatella Versace, she ...Read more

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'Love, Victor' star says gay role sparked homophobia from his family, death threats

Michael Cimino, the straight star of Hulu's gay-themed coming-of-age series "Love, Victor," says he has been attacked by some in the LGBTQ community and even some of his own family members. He said the former went as far as threatening his life.

In a new interview with Attitude, Cimino — who plays the titular Victor — says: "I got some ...Read more

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Cynthia Erivo to produce and star in 'The Rose' remake, movie that made Bette Midler a legend

Fresh on the heels of her incandescent portrayal of Aretha Frankin, Cynthia Erivo is ready to take on another important role.

The Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner is set to produce and lead a remake of the 1979 Bette Midler-headlined film “The Rose.”

According to Variety, Erivo is producing the project under her newly launched Edith’s ...Read more

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AMC celebrates Juneteenth with $5 screenings of iconic Black-led films

AMC Theatres is screening seminal movies directed by Black filmmakers for $5 in honor of Juneteenth, which recently became a federal holiday.

As part of its "$5 Fan Faves” series, the cinema chain is showing Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight,” Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing,” Gina Prince-Bythewood’s “Love & Basketball” and other ...Read more


'Dawson's Creek' writer dies by suicide after battling long-haul COVID

“Dawson’s Creek” writer Heidi Ferrer took her own life after battling long-haul COVID-19 symptoms for more than a year, according to an emotional note Ferrer’s husband posted on her blog GirltoMom.

The 50-year-old scribe, who also worked on the series “Wasteland,” died by suicide on May 26. That was 13 months after she contracted ...Read more

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Review: Documentary sheds light on Rita Moreno's career -- and recent 'In the Heights' remarks

Early on in the winsome new documentary about her life and work, Rita Moreno takes gently hilarious aim at Tuptim, the young Burmese concubine she played in the 1956 film of "The King and I." Wrinkling her nose and tilting her head in a simpering parody of her big romantic number ("We Kiss in a Shadow"), Moreno exercises what feels like a ...Read more

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Dr. Dre-produced Marvin Gaye biopic headed to screens in 2023

Aretha Franklin is not the only Detroit music legend whose story is coming to the big screen.

Marvin Gaye is getting the biopic treatment, Deadline reported Thursday. The film, "What's Going On," will be directed by Allen Hughes, one-half of the Detroit-native Hughes Brothers ("Menace II Society," "Dead Presidents"), while Dr. Dre and ...Read more


Rege-Jean Page describes steamy 'Bridgerton' sex scenes as 'overwhelming'

Rege-Jean Page found the hot and heavy sex scenes in “Bridgerton” to be a bit “overwhelming.”

The British heartthrob offered up his thoughts on the steamier scenes he had to film for the smash hit Netflix series.

Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter on a roundtable featuring actors including John Boyega, Josh O’Connor, Jonathan ...Read more

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Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' music video hits 1 billion views on YouTube

“Billie Jean” may have been about “just a girl” who was not Michael Jackson’s lover, but the music video for the song has reached a historic milestone.

Debuting on MTV in March 1983, the Steve Barron-directed clip — where Jackson lands on his toes and illuminates tiles on the ground — has crossed 1 billion views on YouTube, making...Read more

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John Legend says wife Chrissy Teigen is doing 'great' despite cyberbullying scandal

Although Chrissy Teigen is in the midst of a cyberbullying scandal, her husband says she’s weathering the storm.

“She’s doing great,” John Legend told a paparazzo when asked how his wife (since 2013) is handling all the criticism.

“Take care,” the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winner added before driving away from reporters ...Read more


The story behind 'Luca's' sea monsters and how they were brought to life

For director and storyboard artist Enrico Casarosa, part of the fun of developing ideas at Pixar, where he has worked since 2012, is figuring out how to blend the personal with the fantastical.

Like his Oscar-nominated short film "La Luna," Casarosa's debut feature, "Luca," draws on his childhood in Genoa, a port city on the Italian Riviera, as...Read more

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Bob Seger says his touring days are likely finished following Alto Reed's death

An emotional Bob Seger said he can't imagine hitting the concert road again following the loss of close friend and saxophonist Alto Reed.

Speaking on a new SiriusXM program marking the 45th anniversary of his "Live Bullet" and "Night Moves" albums, Seger choked up as he recounted the phone call from the longtime Silver Bullet Band player ...Read more

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Michael Phillips: A new documentary suggests there's a lot more to Rita Moreno than what she told Stephen Colbert this week, before apologizing for it

Trailblazer or sellout? Which is it? The binary thinkers among us demand an easy, simple answer, even though little in Moreno’s 89 years has been either.

The Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award winner is the subject of an illuminating new documentary, detailing among other things the steady stream of racist, humiliating Hollywood employment ...Read more

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Commentary: How Hollywood's box-office 'parlor game' hurts movies like 'In the Heights'

Depending on the source, the opening weekend of “In the Heights” was “muted” and “modest,” “disappointing,” even “dismal.” Whatever the words used to describe it, though, the film’s initial box office haul was the same: In its first few days of nationwide screenings, it earned $11.4 million in ticket sales, short of the ...Read more

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Podcast host knows what it's like to kill an intruder, survive a tsunami and win 'Wheel of Fortune'

TAMPA, Fla. — From his home studio in Safety Harbor, Scott Johnson seeks out the spectrum of extreme and unusual human experiences.

The interview subjects on his true story podcast "What Was That Like" have taken him along as they readied a parachute before an imminent plane crash in the Canadian wilderness, watched the severed head of a ...Read more