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Constance Wu recounts being raped early in career, then getting 'front-row seat' to Hollywood's 'latent sexism and misogyny'

“Fresh Off the Boat” actress Constance Wu has come out about being raped in her 20s, relating the incident in a powerful essay Monday.

It happened on a second date with “Ty,” an aspiring novelist who invited her up to his apartment for a “gift” that proved to be “an original 20-page medieval fantasy in which I was the central ...Read more

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Ted Cruz tells Chrissy Teigen she didn't have an 'abortion'

Model, cookbook author and pregnant mother of two Chrissy Teigen said two weeks ago that she had come to realize a terminated pregnancy she called a miscarriage in 2020 was, in fact, an abortion.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said on his podcast Tuesday that she’s wrong.

Speaking at a Sept. 15 summit in Los Angeles, Teigen reportedly told ...Read more

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Dead and Company to call it quits after one final summer tour

Dead and Company, the immensely popular jam-band offshoot of the Bay Area’s legendary Grateful Dead, is calling it quits.

But, thankfully, not before hitting the road for one more summer tour.

The band — which features Grateful Dead alums Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir as well as John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti —...Read more

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Keeping cool amid Adam Levine's cheating scandal, Maroon 5 announces Las Vegas residency

Maroon 5, that upcoming Las Vegas residency of yours is absurd.

Just a week after frontman Adam Levine was embroiled in a cheating scandal involving Instagram model Sumner Stroh and other women, Maroon 5 announced its performing plans for 2023.

On Tuesday, the pop band shared in matching Instagram and Twitter posts that it will make Sin City ...Read more

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Luke Bryan extends Vegas series into April

LAS VEGAS — During his Vegas production, Luke Bryan walks across The Theatre at Resorts World catwalk.

Check that. He actually grooves across that metal platform. It is my favorite moment in the show. It’s Bryan’s, too, alongside one other segment.

“I love the piano moment,” Bryan says of when he takes some air outta the balloon for ...Read more


Caleb McLaughlin says racism in the 'Stranger Things' fandom 'definitely affected me'

"Stranger Things" actor Caleb McLaughlin recently opened up about the racism he has experienced while starring in the hit Netflix series.

At Heroes Comic Con in Belgium, McLaughlin spoke Sunday about how fans of the show have treated him differently than his non-Black co-stars over the years. The 20-year-old performer, who plays Lucas Sinclair ...Read more

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Hayden Panettiere tells 'Red Table Talk' that custody 'wasn't a discussion'

Hayden Panettiere rejects the assumption that she would "easily throw out" her child. In truth, she said, giving up custody of her daughter in 2018 was "the most heartbreaking thing" she's ever done.

In preview clips for Wednesday's episode of "Red Table Talk," the "Nashville" actor opened up about the traumatic experience of being served ...Read more

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Save your tears for another day: Weeknd announces makeup dates for canceled LA show

LOS ANGELES — Save your tears for another day: The Weeknd will return to Los Angeles on Thanksgiving weekend for a pair of performances to make up for his abruptly canceled Sept. 3 show.

The "Save Your Tears" and "Blinding Lights" crooner will be back at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Saturday, Nov. 26, after rescheduling the previous show "due...Read more

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Kelly Ripa: 'I loved him' but working with co-host Regis Philbin 'was not a cakewalk'

Kelly Ripa is finally ready to reminisce about her complex relationship with former "Live With Regis and Kelly" co-host Regis Philbin.

In a recent interview with People, Ripa spoke of the difficulties she had when writing about her time with Philbin in her new book, "Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories."

"There were good and bad days. I don't...Read more

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Netflix removes LGBTQ tag from 'Monster: The Jeffery Dahmer Story' following backlash

Netflix has removed an LGBTQ tag from its latest Ryan Murphy-created true-crime drama, following widespread backlash.

“Monster: The Jeffery Dahmer Story” tells the chilling story of one of the nation’s most notorious serial killers, who killed 17 men and boys, some as young as 14, between 1978 and 1991. Most of them were people of color. ...Read more

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'Make love, skinny dip and drink expensive champagne': Inside Niecy Nash-Betts' second act

NEW YORK — Niecy Nash-Betts is about to answer a question about the arc of her career when something across the table distracts her.

"Hold on one sec," she says, as wife Jessica Betts cuts off a lamb chop that's pink on the inside, despite ordering hers medium well. "Do you need that cooked a little more?"

Nash-Betts beckons to the waiter ...Read more

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80-year-old 'Dead For A Dollar' director Walter Hill has no plans to stop: 'Directors don't retire'

As director Walter Hill was writing the screenplay for “Dead For A Dollar,” he looked to the past. But his inspiration was a much older past than the Old West tales of cowboys and cattle drives or lawmen and desperados that have played across movie screens since the dawn of Hollywood.

“I started out with an idea that I wanted to do ...Read more

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Jimmy Buffett postpones fall tour after 'brief hospitalization'

Citing unspecified "health issues," Jimmy Buffett has canceled two of his upcoming fall tour dates and postponed three others, including his Oct. 22 concert at San Diego State University's new Snapdragon Stadium.

In an announcement made Tuesday morning, the veteran singer-songwriter's representatives stated that "on doctor's orders," Buffett "...Read more

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Russia boycotts the Oscars amid war in Ukraine, will not submit film

LOS ANGELES — Russia will not submit a film for the international feature category at next year’s Academy Awards as President Vladimir Putin’s forces continue to invade Ukraine.

Variety, the Hollywood Reporter and other media outlets reported Tuesday that Russia is boycotting the Oscars, citing an announcement from the Russian film ...Read more

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What to stream: Spooktacular options to usher in October

It’s the last week of September — despite any last-gasp heat waves, the autumnal equinox is behind us, pumpkin spice lattes have been flowing since Labor Day, and it is decidedly, officially fall, which can mean only one thing: Spooky Season is here.

Halloween enthusiasts, unsatisfied with one measly day to enjoy horror movies, costumes and...Read more

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Looking for mental health support? Megan Thee Stallion's new website is for you

"Bad B— Have Bad Days Too" has multiple meanings for Megan Thee Stallion. First, it was a line from her song "Anxiety." Now, it's the name of her mental health website, which the "Her" rapper launched over the weekend.

This week, Megan Thee Stallion debuted "Bad B— Have Bad Days Too," which highlights numerous resources, ranging from ...Read more

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Alec Baldwin's harried week: Gets new baby but may face criminal charges

Alec Baldwin, it appears, can’t catch a break.

Baldwin and his influencer wife, Hilaria Baldwin, had just settled into the revelry of a mostly positive news cycle, celebrating last week’s birth of their latest baby, their seventh, a 6-pound, 13-ounce daughter named Ilaria Caterina.

But on Monday, the couple were hit with the alarming news ...Read more


Movie review: 'Smile' lampoons horror tropes -- or does it?

Writer/director Parker Finn’s feature debut “Smile” boasts the thinnest of premises based on a laundry list of horror movie trends and tropes, from the historical to the contemporary. Based on his 2020 short film “Laura Hasn’t Slept,” Finn inserts the latest hot topic in horror — trauma — into a story structured around a death ...Read more


Taylor Hale on game-changing 'Big Brother' win: 'I'm still reeling'

DETROIT — Taylor Hale won $800,000 on Sunday night after being crowned champion — as well as America's Favorite Houseguest — on the season finale of "Big Brother," and the Detroit-born former Miss Michigan USA's head is still spinning.

"It feels amazing. I'm still reeling," Hale said Monday on the phone from Los Angeles, while the ink on ...Read more

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New on DVD: Animated animals star in 'DC League of Super-Pets'

An animated DC Comics film in which the superhero's pets take center stage tops the DVD releases for the week of Oct. 4.

"DC League of Super-Pets": What if Superman had a dog? And that dog had to save Superman from a Lex Luthor-loyal guinea pig with a motley crew of rescue animals? That's the premise of this family-friendly adventure featuring ...Read more