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Kevin Hart defends making mistakes and wonders why we're supposed to be perfect now

Kevin Hart thinks people should be allowed to disagree, and to screw up and learn from it. And now he’s wondering when that stopped being OK.

“When did we get to a point where life was supposed to be perfect? Where people were supposed to operate perfectly all the time?,” the comic and actor said in a Sunday interview with the Times of ...Read more

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David Archuleta says he's 'not sure' about his sexuality: 'You're not alone'

Singer-songwriter David Archuleta has identified as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community in a vulnerable Pride Month post reflecting on sexuality and religion.

On Saturday, the “American Idol” alum opened up about his sexual identity to more than a million social media followers in hopes of comforting others who might be living through a ...Read more

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CNN's Christiane Amanpour tells viewers she has ovarian cancer, had 'successful major surgery to remove it'

Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international anchor, revealed that she has ovarian cancer and is now undergoing treatment.

The 63-year-old journalist, who had been off the air for about a month to treat the disease, broke the news at the start of her TV show Monday.

She called the past four weeks “a bit of a rollercoaster for me.”

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No Jazz, Gospel or Blues fests as 'Open Chicago' reopening plans expand

CHICAGO – The Chicago Blues Festival, Gospel Music Festival and Jazz Festival all are taking another summer off, according to an announcement Monday from Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).

The House Music Festival will become “House City,” a nine-part series of free events in ...Read more

'Ryan's Hope' star John Gabriel dead at 90

John Gabriel, the daytime soap star who went on to roles in John Wayne’s “El Dorado” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” has died.

He was 90.

“It is with an unspeakably heavy heart that I share the news of my father’s passing,” his daughter, “Lost” alum Andrea Gabriel, wrote on Instagram. “John Gabriel was my hero, my role ...Read more

Chrissy Teigen apologizes for 'past horrible tweets,' says she's reaching out to 'people I insulted'

Chrissy Teigen issued a lengthy apology Monday for her “past horrible tweets,” and said she’s privately reaching out to “the people I insulted.”

The TV host and supermodel had been quiet on social media in recent weeks after apologizing last month to reality star Courtney Stodden, who accused Teigen of sending her mean messages online...Read more

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Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine to launch what could be 'the coolest high school in America'

LOS ANGELES – Rap icon Dr. Dre and music industry mogul Jimmy Iovine hated school — really hated school — which makes them an unlikely force behind a new public high school project in Los Angeles.

The two, both reportedly billionaires, said they would do and spend whatever is necessary to make the school, which will be in South L.A., ...Read more

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For new 'Bachelorette' hosts, stepping in for Chris Harrison is a 'very needed' change

The Season 17 premiere of "The Bachelorette" featured the usual antics — a pickup-truck ball pit, a cat costume, a life-size gift-wrapped box, and a brewing brawl between suitors — but a familiar face was absent: After Season 25 of "The Bachelor," one colored by controversy — including his own racially insensitive remarks — longtime host...Read more

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'Windy City Rehab' pair seeking court-appointed oversight of joint venture: 'Where did the money go?'

CHICAGO – Feuding “Windy City Rehab” partners Alison Victoria Gramenos and Donovan Eckhardt are seeking court-appointed oversight and a financial review of their joint venture because their relationship has “deteriorated,” according to paperwork filed last week in Cook County court.

Gramenos, the designer and host of the popular HGTV ...Read more

Movie review: 'The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard' is a big miss

Back in 2017, I reviewed Patrick Hughes’ noisy buddy action comedy “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” and said, “this film should have traded the hitman’s bodyguard for his wife — she’s the most compelling character in it.” It seems they took my advice for the sequel, “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard,” and after watching that film ...Read more

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Other shows may make a 'mockery' of vogue. 'Legendary' sought LA ballroom's blessing

LOS ANGELES — For producers David Collins and Rob Eric, the seed for HBO's "Legendary" was planted long before the reality competition series got off the ground — when they were invited to a West Hollywood ball, an event where voguing contestants in elaborate costumes "walk," or compete, in themed categories.

"That was a pretty small ball ...Read more

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Brian Wilson details good and bad vibrations in documentary premiering at Tribeca

Cranking up the Beach Boys has been a perfect way to add some fun, fun, fun to car rides for 60 years now.

It turns out it’s also a great way to make Brian Wilson open up.

The genius behind America’s Band is the subject of a new documentary, “Long Promised Road,” which debuts Tuesday at the Tribeca Festival.

Wilson, who turns 79 on ...Read more


Doug Thron is 'on a crusade' to save animals in new series

The new high flying drones are utilized for all kinds of missions from surveillance to backyard play. But Doug Thron uses them to save the lives of animals. Thron is an aerial cinematographer who has adopted drone photography for his art. But he elevated that art when he discovered infrared drones that could pierce the devastation left by ...Read more

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Album reviews: Liz Phair, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Rostam

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(Chrysalis ***)

While Liz Phair last released an album of new material in 2010 (the regrettable "Funstyle," her diversion into hip-hop), she’s been rebooting her career for the past few years. In 2018 she released an expanded edition of her '90s classic "Exile in Guyville" including early "Girly-Sound" demos. Then in ...Read more

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'In the Heights' is the rare Latino blockbuster. Why that matters

In New York’s Washington Heights, a young Dominican man is shutting down the corner store where he has labored for years to return to the island of his birth. A budding young fashion designer prepares to ditch the neighborhood for swankier digs downtown. The local hair salon is being priced out and has to relocate to the Bronx. The ...Read more


'Flack' returns to the PR game with its 'dysfunctional, chaotic' women

Forget lifestyles of the rich and famous. “Flack” cares about people behind the celebrities.

Part workplace comedy, part cautionary tale, the Amazon Prime series returned last week for its second season after nearly two years off the air — and continues to focus on a group of fixers in London as they get their headline-grabbing clients ...Read more

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David Zurawik: 'Line of Duty' explores ethics, morality like few TV dramas today

American TV is not big on ethics or morality. While that surely says something about the industry itself, I think it also says something about the culture and us. I have been trying to figure that something out lately since the return of the British police drama “Line of Duty” and its leading character Superintendent Ted Hastings for a sixth...Read more

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Who has the Song of the Summer? Lorde, Eilish, Mayer shoot their shot

We don't get to choose the Song of the Summer. It chooses us.

It's the definitive song of the summer airwaves, the one that you hear blasting out of passing cars, on street corners, and this summer, from collective gatherings, which are returning after the pandemic put a damper on 2020's summer parties.

Last year, that definitive summer song ...Read more

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A box office expert explains why 'In the Heights' may yet have legs after dismal opening

“In the Heights,” the feature film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, failed to topple “A Quiet Place Part II” from the top spot at the box office this weekend. Coming in below analyst projections of $20 million, it brought in a measly $11.4 million, according to estimates from measurement firm ...Read more

Lynda Hirsh On This Week's TV Gossip

Once again, NBC will be suffering from soapus interuptus. From July 23 to Aug. 8, the Olympics will be preempting "Days of Our Lives." So, instead of Xander, Nicole, Eric and the gang, we will be seeing water polo, swimming and gymnastics. The show's head honcho, Ken Corday, promises hot storylines leading up to the break. When it returns, he ...Read more