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As emo nostalgia crests, Paramore returns, with a new sound and a healthy outlook

LOS ANGELES — Twenty years ago, if you told Paramore vocalist Hayley Williams that she'd become one of the most influential pop singers in America, she might have offered little more than a scowl. As a DayGlo-haired punk sprite, miraculously gifted with the lung capacity of a Southern church choir, she couldn't have seen it then — nor could ...Read more

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How The Cult's new music was inspired by a pre-pandemic festival

English rockers The Cult tapped into a simpler, pre-pandemic time to find inspiration for its latest album, “Under the Midnight Sun,” which will be released on Oct. 7.

It’s the band’s first new record since 2016’s “Hidden City,” and while it was primarily recorded during the pandemic, the roots of these songs go back decades.

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Sam Richardson talks 'Hocus Pocus 2,' hard work and becoming a Halloween costume

DETROIT — Sam Richardson has been climbing Hollywood's ladder for 10 years, but he knew he'd reached a new career plateau when people started dressing up as his characters for Halloween.

"I've had people dress up as Richard Splett before," says Richardson, on a Zoom call from Los Angeles earlier this week, referring to his character from HBO'...Read more

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Disney+ 'Growing Up' series features childhood best friends

PITTSBURGH — When an Avenger taps you for an important mission, you don't question it. You just assemble.

That's what Clark Summit natives Isabel Lam, 20, and Clare Della Valle, 21, did when they were contacted by the producers of "Growing Up," a Disney+ docuseries created by "Captain Marvel" star Brie Larson that highlights the stories of 10...Read more

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Demian Bichir isn't just lucky. Even Brad Pitt and George Clooney can't do what he can

LOS ANGELES — Demian Bichir firmly believes that being a good parent means doing whatever it takes to protect your child, setting a good example and never, ever breaking the rules.

The veteran Mexican actor shares that philosophy with Carlos Galindo, the undocumented immigrant he played in 2011's "A Better Life." His wrenching portrayal of ...Read more

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Trevor Noah will depart 'The Daily Show' after seven years as host: 'My time is up'

Trevor Noah’s time on “The Daily Show” is coming to a close, the Los Angeles Times has confirmed.

While taping the series on Thursday, Noah revealed to his audience that he will be departing the late-night series. He started his statement reflecting on his time on the late-night program, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year , ...Read more

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Sarah Jessica Parker's family announces unexpected death of her 'loving' stepfather

Sarah Jessica Parker's family has announced the death of her stepfather, Paul Giffin Forste, a day after the actor missed the New York City Ballet's annual fall fashion gala, reportedly due to a family emergency.

Forste — who married Parker's mother, Barbra Forste, in 1969 — died Wednesday at age 76 after an "unexpected and rapid illness," ...Read more

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'Dangerous Minds' star Michelle Pfeiffer honors Coolio: 'Life cut entirely too short'

Hours after Grammy-winning "Gangsta's Paradise" rapper Coolio died Wednesday, "Dangerous Minds" actor Michelle Pfeiffer saluted him as a "gifted artist."

"A life cut entirely too short," Pfeiffer captioned an Instagram video posted Wednesday evening. "As some of you may know I was lucky enough to work with him on Dangerous Minds in 1995. He won...Read more

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Paramedics reportedly tried to revive rapper Coolio for 45 mins before declaring him dead

Paramedics tried to revive rapper Coolio for 45 minutes after he was found unresponsive in a bathroom at a downtown Los Angeles home Wednesday afternoon, according to reports.

The 59-year-old Grammy-winning musician — whose 1995 single, “Gangsta’s Paradise,” went on to sell more than 5 million copies worldwide — was found unresponsive...Read more

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Teddy Riley asks Soulja Boy to apologize 'for what he's done to my daughter'

Teddy Riley is demanding an apology from Soulja Boy for allegedly abusing his daughter Nia Riley.

In an interview with VladTV, Teddy Riley revealed Tuesday that he and Soulja Boy have "had an altercation" since Nia Riley has repeatedly accused the "Crank That" rapper of domestic violence in recent years.

"I was called a lot of names, and I got...Read more

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TV shows to watch this week: 'The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers' ices out Minnesota

'The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers'

Emilio Estevez isn't the only thing missing from the second season of this hit series. This time out, the scrappy hockey players are based at an elite training camp in California, which means the references to Minnesota are few and far between. The show sort of makes up for the slight by casting North Dakota ...Read more

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Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Aaron Pierre tapped to play civil rights icons in 'Genius: MLK/X' miniseries

The private lives and relationships of two of the most iconic civil rights leaders will be explored in the Emmy Award-winning “Genius” anthology series.

Disney+ and National Geographic announced Wednesday that Kelvin Harrison Jr. will star as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Aaron Pierre will play Malcolm X in “Genius: MLK/X,” expected to...Read more

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AMC auctioning off unique 'Walking Dead' props from Daryl, Rick, Michonne and more

ATLANTA — AMC is auctioning off more than 100 iconic items from its show “The Walking Dead” just ahead of the final eight episodes of the series, which began in 2010 and became the most popular cable show of all time. It was shot in Georgia its entire run.

Through Goldin, the auction began Tuesday and ends Oct. 15. By Wednesday morning, ...Read more


Review: Smart, self-aware laughs are among the pros of 'Bros'

At the beginning of “Bros,” a popular podcaster named Bobby (Billy Eichner) tells his listeners that he was recently asked for feedback on a gay romantic comedy — one that was pitched to him as a sweet, funny, accessible movie that would appeal to straight and gay audiences alike. But Bobby, outspoken on most topics in general and LGBTQ ...Read more

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Santigold 'sad and proud' to cancel 'The Holified Tour'

PHILADELPHIA — Santigold planned to stop at the Franklin Music Hall in October for her Holified Tour. But the Philly-born artist, whose album "Spirituals" came out Sept. 9, has canceled the tour.

In a note on social media, Santi White shared her sadness in disappointing fans but detailed the reality of the mental, physical, emotional, ...Read more


CNN+ reportedly cuts loose final traces of moribund streaming platform

A last round of pink slips were doled out to workers hired by the Cable News Network’s short-lived streaming platform CNN+ on Wednesday, according to the Daily Beast, which reports the last 20 or so employees hired to launch the moribund project were finally cut loose.

That report said a department called the Interview Club largely ...Read more

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Al Roker tests positive for COVID-19 as Bill Karins fills in for 'Today' show's Ian coverage

NEW YORK — Al Roker is dealing with COVID-19.

The “Today” show weatherman is experiencing mild symptoms after testing positive for the virus, causing fellow NBC meteorologist Bill Karins to stand in for the morning program’s coverage of Hurricane Ian.

“Some people have been wondering during the storm, ‘Where is Al?’ Al happened ...Read more


'Chicago Med' star Marlyne Barrett, whose character battled breast cancer, now has cancer herself

Marlyne Barrett’s life is mirroring that of her “Chicago Med” character, now that the actress is battling cancer.

The 44-year-old Brooklyn, New York, native, also known for roles on “The Wire” and “Kings,” told People that she was diagnosed with uterine and ovarian cancer over the summer.

“I’m an extremely private person, but...Read more

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Matthew Modine wants to be on 'Stranger Things' again

Stranger things have happened.

Even though Matthew Modine’s character on the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things” appeared to die after getting shot by a sniper in Season 4, he’s hinted that he would love to return to his role as mad scientist Dr. Martin Brenner.

“My desire to return to ‘Stranger Things’ is natural, don’t you ...Read more

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Khloe Kardashian says she rejected a marriage proposal from Tristan Thompson

Khloe Kardashian says she rejected a marriage proposal from NBA star Tristan Thompson.

In the latest episode, which dropped Thursday, "The Kardashians" star revealed that Thompson, the father of her two children who has been embroiled in cheating scandals, popped the question in December 2020. But she turned him down because she "wasn't ...Read more