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'Shang-Chi' sequel is officially a go, with Destin Daniel Cretton returning to direct

Three months after “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” shattered a box office record upon its exclusive theatrical release, Disney has greenlighted a sequel to the groundbreaking Marvel blockbuster.

Destin Daniel Cretton will return to direct a follow-up to his superhero adventure starring Simu Liu, the Los Angeles Times confirmed ...Read more

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Drake withdraws from Grammy nominations suddenly

Canadian rapper Drake has withdrawn from this year’s Grammy award nominations.

According to Variety, Drake asked the Recording Academy to take him out of consideration for two awards for an undisclosed reason, two weeks after the nominations were announced.

Drake had been previously nominated for Best Rap Album for “Certified Lover Boy” ...Read more

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Controversy be damned, Dave Chappelle will open Netflix's comedy festival next year

LOS ANGELES — Netflix is still banking on comedian Dave Chappelle to bring the fans and has tapped the polarizing star to open its star-studded inaugural comedy festival.

Chappelle, whose controversial special "The Closer" ignited a firestorm for the streaming giant, will kick off the 11-day comedy fest next spring after the COVID-19 pandemic...Read more

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Adele's team took away her Instagram password after this post got her into trouble

Adele has posted one single photo to Instagram in her lifetime, she says — and it cost her her password.

The “30" artist spilled the tea last week to NikkieTutorials, the popular YouTube series by makeup artist and beauty influencer Nikkie de Jager, while getting half her face made up.

As Adele and Nikkie were discussing how they connected...Read more

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Tom Holland will play Fred Astaire in an upcoming biopic about the dancing legend

Tom Holland’s Spider-Man has awesome superpowers — and soon we will get to see him use the one where he dances.

Holland, well-known as the Marvel hero after starring in “Avengers” movies and three solo “Spider-Man” films, has been cast as Fred Astaire, the most acclaimed dancer in motion picture history, in producer Amy Pascal’s ...Read more

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Review: 'Mrs. Doubtfire' on Broadway is a family-friendly gagfest

The idea of bringing families together, of reminding them that love and tolerance will see them through their problems, has to remain a key Broadway mission. Especially at the holidays.

Especially when we’re all so battered by this persistent pandemic.

Heck, comforting familial restoration is a public service right now. Not every show should...Read more

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John Mayall, famed 'Godfather of English blues,' on final concert tour, at 88, after bout with COVID-19

John Mayall, the famed "Godfather of British blues" and a pivotal musical catalyst for at least seven Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, was not yet 34 when he released his fifth album, "A Hard Road," in 1967.

Now, 54 years later, the end of that road appears to be looming for the man whose pioneering band, The Bluesbreakers, served as the ...Read more

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'Harlem' opens up the city -- and the world -- to four Black best friends

Enamored with shows like the Lena Dunham-starring “Girls” and “Broad City” on Comedy Central but unable to see herself anywhere in the predominantly white casts, “Girls Trip” writer Tracy Oliver created her own show about Black women living and loving and screwing up in New York.

But it wasn’t until after the success of the 2017 ...Read more

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Review: Amazon's new comedy can't avoid 'Sex and the City.' But in key ways, it surpasses it

HBO's bar-setting series "Sex and the City" returns this week with "And Just Like That...," a limited series reboot of the '90s comedy about four single women navigating love and careers in New York City. But this review isn't about that show — or "Girls" or "Run the World" or any of the other series that have turned "comedy featuring four ...Read more

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After sold-out SoFi shows, BTS is taking a vacation to recharge for 'a new chapter'

LOS ANGELES — BTS has announced plans to take an “official extended period of rest” after playing Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium and iHeart Radio’s 2021 Jingle Ball tour.

In a Sunday memo to fans titled “Announcement on BTS’ Vacation,” the group’s record label, Bighit Music, explained that band members V, Suga, Jin, Jungkook, RM, ...Read more


TV best bets: 'Sex and the City' sequel, Michael Buble, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Hart, Sandra Bullock

Most of the original cast of HBO’s “Sex and the City” is back for the first time in 11 years with an HBO show — “And Just Like That” on Thursday.

Kim Cattrall (Samantha) bowed out but the other women (Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis) will be part of the 10-episode series.

Nostalgia buffs will also get a kick out ...Read more

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Lil Wayne accused of pulling out gun during dispute with his security guard

Authorities are investigating an accusation that rapper Lil Wayne brandished a firearm during a recent dispute with one of his security guards.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to the Daily News that deputies responded to a home in Hidden Hills, California, last Wednesday after receiving a report of assault with a deadly ...Read more

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'West Side Story' star Rachel Zegler says 'we wouldn't be here without' Stephen Sondheim

It’s easy for “West Side Story” star Rachel Zegler to sing the praises of Stephen Sondheim.

Sondheim, who wrote the lyrics for 1957′s original “West Side Story” musical, died last month at age 91, two weeks before the latest film adaptation of the Broadway show hits theaters Friday.

“We wouldn’t be here without him,” Zegler ...Read more

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Richard Johnson: Alec Baldwin did himself no favors with TV interview about 'Rust' shooting

NEW YORK — Alec Baldwin did himself no favors by going on TV with George Stephanopoulos.

Baldwin looked appropriately haggard and wiped away tears, but he claimed the pistol he wielded on the set of “Rust” fired and killed director of photography Halyna Hutchins without him ever touching the trigger.

“I didn’t pull the trigger,” ...Read more

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'West Side Story' stars Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose on how they 'reinterpreted' the timeless story for Steven Spielberg film

The women of “West Side Story” feel pretty great about their reimagined version of the timeless musical.

Rachel Zegler and Ariana DeBose love the way their new movie, directed by Steven Spielberg, updates the story about a white boy and Puerto Rican girl whose romance exacerbates a bitter feud between rival gangs in 1950s New York.

“...Read more

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Commentary: Is 'Red Notice' a hit? Sure as Cleopatra's missing egg

"Red Notice" is a smash hit.

How do we know this? Because Netflix says it is.

The streaming giant says the action-comedy, which stars Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot, has become the most watched movie in Netflix history and has logged hundreds of millions of "viewing hours," a metric that may make sense to Netflix but has little ...Read more

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Revisiting Norm Macdonald's Bob Dole impression after their deaths

One of Norm Macdonald's most memorable turns on "Saturday Night Live" was his impression of Bob Dole, the Republican senator and 1996 presidential candidate who wasn't afraid to laugh at himself.

Dole died Sunday of lung cancer at age 98 — not three months after Macdonald died of cancer at age 61.

Before his own death, Dole honored the late ...Read more

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Kodi Smit-McPhee walks us through that 'Power of the Dog' ending

LOS ANGELES — Five minutes into "The Power of the Dog," we meet Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee), a frail-looking young man sitting alone in his room, painstakingly crafting paper flowers that will be placed as table centerpieces in the restaurant inn that his mother, Rose (Kirsten Dunst), owns.

Later that evening, those flowers will turn to ash, ...Read more

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Olivia Rodrigo announces 2022 'Sour' tour. Here are all the dates

Olivia Rodrigo, the 18-year-old pop sensation whose breakthrough song "drivers license" is one of the biggest hits of 2021, will hit the road next year on her first world concert tour. It opens April 2 at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and concludes July 7 at London's Eventim Apollo.

The opening acts for the tour are all young ...Read more


'Mitchells vs. the Machines' is personal and idiosyncratic -- and perfectly imperfect

This is an animated comedy in which a robot uprising aims to rid Earth of all humans. But we're not going to talk about that.

"The dad in the movie looks exactly like my dad. My dad owns that jacket," says "The Mitchells vs. the Machines" co-writer and co-director Michael Rianda of his animated film. "He's like" — takes on a deep dad voice �...Read more