Mary McNamara: Being a 'Doctor Who' fan means learning how to love and lose and love again

I’m four episodes into the reign of Ncuti Gatwa’s Fifteenth Doctor ... well, five if you count the “Doctor Who Special 4” in which he met his companion Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson) ... well, five and a half if you also count the “Doctor Who Special 3” in which he emerged, via the world’s first bi-regeneration, from the side of the ...Read more

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The reason Francesca was recast in 'Bridgerton' season 3

The first four episodes of much-anticipated “Bridgerton” Season 3 is finally here, and fans can’t help but notice a major difference — the actress playing Francesca Bridgerton has been replaced.

The hit Netflix series dropped on Thursday with many wondering why the beloved character, played by Ruby Stokes for the first two seasons, has ...Read more

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Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce's families expect engagement 'sooner than later,' report says

An engagement between Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce could be coming in the not-so-distant future, according to a source close to the situation.

“Taylor and Travis are doing amazing, and their loved ones see an engagement coming sooner than later,” an insider told Entertainment Tonight. “They make a great match and there’s no question ...Read more

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George Strait sings ode to Miami on his new song. How it compares to Swift's 'Florida!!!'

In April, Taylor Swift dropped her new album and Florida’s tourism board almost certainly salivated over the eighth track, “Florida!!!” in which Swift portrays the Sunshine State as the ultimate escapist region. “Florida is one hell of a drug/Can I use you up?” she sings and slips in a mysterious reference to Destin, a city in ...Read more


TV Tinsel: National Memorial Day Concert to mark 35 years of honoring those who died in service to country

PBS will strike a blow to the idea that America is hopelessly divided when it presents its annual National Memorial Day Concert on Sunday.

The 90-minute show, which starts 8 p.m. (ET), features an abundance of top stars honoring those who have sacrificed their lives for their country.

Reporting for duty will be “Breaking Bad” star Bryan ...Read more

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CNN mourns death of political commentator Alice Stewart

CNN paid tribute to longtime Republican political commentator Alice Stewart who was found dead Saturday in the Belle View neighborhood in northern Virginia.

Law enforcement told the network they did not suspect foul play in the death of Stewart, 58, whose body was discovered outdoors. CNN said police believe she suffered a medical emergency.

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Movie review: 'Gasoline Rainbow' is a memorable teenage road trip along an improvised Oregon trail

CHICAGO — Wiley, Oregon is a nowhere kind of one-stoplight town. It’s not even that: The droopy overhanging traffic light blinks only yellow. No traffic. Just the light.

This forlorn image signals the start of one end of “Gasoline Rainbow,” the latest genre blur from the brothers Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross, now playing at limited ...Read more

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Olsen twins join 'Full House' family in photo tribute to Bob Saget

The “Full House” family is back together — at least in photo form — in honor of the late Bob Saget.

In a touching image shared by John Stamos on Friday, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen can be seen posing on either side of castmate Dave Coulier, along with Stamos, Jodie Sweetin, Candace Cameron Bure, Scott Weinger and series creator Jeff ...Read more

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Meet Estevie, the Gen Z cumbia pop star in the making

Donning a blue charro outfit, a then 11-year-old Sarah Silva took to the stage of “La Academia Kids,” a Mexican reality singing competition, to belt out a song with the maturity of someone who had been singing mariachi for a long time — never mind that this was her first venture into the genre.

At the end, she received continuous applause...Read more

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Sean 'Diddy' Combs apologizes for attack on his former girlfriend revealed in 2016 video

Embattled hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs issued an apology Sunday for his 2016 assault of his former girlfriend that was captured on a hotel security video.

The video, released Friday in a CNN report, shows Combs chasing, kicking, dragging and hurling a glass vase at Casandra Ventura, who filed a lawsuit against Combs last year. Ventura, a ...Read more

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Stevie Wonder marks 74th birthday by becoming a Ghanaian citizen

DETROIT— Since he was a child, Motown legend Stevie Wonder always believed in his heart that there was nothing impossible.

For the Saginaw native and superstar, that belief rang true this week when the "Isn't She Lovely" singer marked his 74th birthday across the Atlantic and became a citizen of the Republic of Ghana.

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Dabney Coleman, the bad boss of '9 to 5' and 'Yellowstone' guest star, dies at 92

Dabney Coleman, the beloved character actor who famously played the dastardly cad overseeing Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton in “9 to 5,” has died. He was 92.

Coleman’s death was confirmed by his daughter Quincy Coleman who said he died “peacefully and exquisitely” at home Thursday afternoon.

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'Back to Black' review: Amy Winehouse biopic captures joy and tragedy

There’s a moment from the 2008 Grammy Awards that gives me chills every time I see it. “Rehab” by English singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse had just been announced as record of the year. Winehouse, with her signature beehive and thick winged eyeliner, stares like a deer in headlights for about five seconds processing what she just heard in a...Read more

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'The Big Cigar' dramatizes Black Panther Huey P. Newton's Hollywood ties and escape to Cuba

André Holland is the best reason to watch “The Big Cigar,” a messy, overstuffed fact-ish miniseries, premiering Friday on Apple TV+, mainly but only partly about the relationship of Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton, played by Holland, and Hollywood producer Bert Schneider (Alessandro Nivola).

It’s based on a 2012 Playboy ...Read more

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Sean 'Diddy' Combs seen on video assaulting ex-girlfriend Cassie in an LA hotel

LOS ANGELES — Sean "Diddy" Combs chased, kicked, dragged and hurled a glass vase at his ex-girlfriend Cassie in 2016, new surveillance video from a Los Angeles hotel shows.

The footage, obtained and published by CNN on Friday, seemingly confirms at least some of the singer's physical abuse allegations detailed in a lawsuit filed in November ...Read more


Sharon Stone and Liam Neeson's support for Kevin Spacey may not erase 'creepy' film persona

Kevin Spacey became a cause célèbre of stars like Sharon Stone and Liam Neeson this week, who went public with their belief that the embattled, “canceled” Oscar winner was the victim of a #MeToo-era witch hunt and should be allowed to resume his Hollywood career.

But their arguments and pushback against a new U.K. documentary, which ...Read more

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Review: All of Billie Eilish's senses are alive on the ravishing 'Hit Me Hard and Soft'

Billie Eilish has been singing about looking — and being looked at — for nearly half her life.

Now 22, she broke out at 13 when her song “Ocean Eyes” went viral on SoundCloud; “Bad Guy,” the smash single from her star-making 2019 debut album, scoffed at the suspicions of a crush’s girlfriend: “You said she’s scared of me? I ...Read more

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'I relive it every night': Jeremy Renner reflects on the day he almost died, and why he's alive

LOS ANGELES — "I relive it every night. It's in my visions. It's in my dreams and my waking thoughts," says Jeremy Renner.

"It" is the accident that nearly killed the Oscar-nominated actor New Year's Day 2023 as he was clearing the driveway at his home near Mount Rose in Nevada using a massive snowcat. He was thrown suddenly from the 7-ton ...Read more

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Review: A family comedy, 'IF' tries a bit too hard find its whimsy

Imaginary friends. That's something, right?

It certainly could be, but "IF" never quite figures out what to do with its premise, past the point of bringing a group of imaginary friends to life.

Cailey Fleming and Blue (voiced by Steve Carell) in "IF."

This undercooked family comedy weeper from writer-director John Krasinski ("A Quiet Place" ...Read more

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'The Strangers: Chapter 1' review: No need for any further chapters

Talk about stranger danger.

"The Strangers: Chapter 1" is a completely unnecessary remake slash reboot of 2008's genuinely unsettling home invasion horror thriller "The Strangers," and the first entry in a planned trilogy due for release this year.

Usually when an appetizer is this bad, you just get up and leave the restaurant, you don't wait ...Read more