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'Wynonna Earp's' star worried about directing. Turns out it's her 'superpower'

As Wynonna Earp, Melanie Scrofano has faced demons, family drama, complicated romantic entanglements and even a mysterious being in the Garden of Eden.

Sunday's episode of "Wynonna Earp" saw Scrofano tackle a new challenge, this one behind the camera: Season 4's "Look at Them Beans" was the first time the Syfy series' star has served as the ...Read more

Antonio Banderas reveals positive COVID-19 test results on his 60th birthday

Both birthday wishes and well-wishes are in order for actor Antonio Banderas, who revealed on Monday -- his 60th birthday -- that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

"I want to make it public that today, Aug. 10, I am forced to celebrate my 60th birthday in quarantine, having tested positive for the COVID-19 disease, caused by the coronavirus,...Read more

After house fire, Rachael Ray is 'grateful for what we have, not what we've lost'

Celebrity chef and talk-show host Rachael Ray is safe after a fire broke out Sunday in her upstate New York home.

The "30 Minute Meals" maven thanked first responders on Monday "for being kind and gracious and saving what they could of our home."

"Grateful that my mom, my husband, my dog ... we're all okay. These are the days we all have to be...Read more

List of DVD release dates for Aug. 11 and beyond

Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change:

AUGUST

11: Archive

11: Are You Afraid of the Dark?

11: G-LOC

11: Gold Digger, Season 1

11: How to Build a Girl

11: I Am Vengeance: Retaliation

11: Max Reload and the Nether Blasters

11: NCIS: New Orleans: The Sixth Season

11: The Blacklist –...Read more

Review: Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's 'WAP' is a savage, nasty, sex-positive triumph

I tried to do a ranked list of the vivid sexual metaphors in Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's new single, "WAP," but when Cardi busted out "macaroni in a pot" near the end, I instantly forgot all the other ones and had to scrap it.

An initialism so straightforwardly filthy that I can't unfurl it here, "WAP" -- released Friday to whet appetites...Read more

Why Beyoncé dances to 'My Power' in a church in 'Black Is King'

Between the musical moments of Beyonce's "Black Is King" are snippets of spoken word, one of which was written and performed by Joshua Abah.

"When it's all said and done, I don't even know my own native tongue," he said in the piece, which went viral in 2013. "And if I can't speak myself, I can't think myself. And if I can't think myself, I can...Read more

Lynda Hirsh Soap Opera Summaries For This Week

"THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL": Steffy confides to her doctor that she's in agonizing pain. Flo tells an anxious Sally that Wyatt will decide her fate. Steffy regains consciousness only to realize how severely she's been injured. Sally passes out after unveiling her true intentions and feelings to Wyatt. Thomas returns home and learns that Steffy ...Read more

Lynda Hirsh On This Week's TV Gossip

"General Hospital's" Kelly Monaco (Sam) was happy when the show started taping last week. Her joy was short-lived. The studio was under very stringent virus protocol. Monaco had trouble putting on her mask. She was sent home and put on 14-day quarantine. According to her mom, she has had three negative tests. Her fans, not to mention her co-...Read more

Karla Peterson: Showtime's 'The Go-Go's' tells the many messy stories behind the band's pioneering music

Before they made history, they made noise. Before they appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone in their underwear, they performed in grimy L.A. clubs wearing fishnet stockings and garbage bags. Before they became the toast of the radio, MTV and the Billboard charts, they were getting spit on by England's finest skinheads.

And long before they ...Read more

Selena Gomez leans on master chefs in new cooking show

What's the hottest trend in TV cooking shows? Formats pegged to celebrities who actually can't cook -- or who are, at least, culinary challenged.

Count Selena Gomez among them. In "Selena + Chef," a new series coming to HBO Max on Thursday, the pop star and actress attempts to make delicious meals while stuck at home in quarantine and receiving...Read more

Review: Metallica, San Francisco Symphony strike gold again on 'S&M2'

There was never a moment of doubt that we were watching history being made back on Sept. 6, 2019, as Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony once again combined forces -- after a 20-year wait -- on opening night of the Golden State Warrior's new Chase Center in San Francisco.

It was dubbed "S&M2," the follow-up to the first "S&M" collaboration...Read more

Ranking the top 10 female rappers of all time

I really enjoyed Snoop Dogg's list of the top 10 rappers, especially since he included the great Big Daddy Kane in the mix. What he didn't include, however, was any women. So, in order to try to balance it out a bit, I came up with my own list of the top 10 female rappers of all time. In making my list, I looked at such things as impact on the ...Read more

Mick Jagger on Rolling Stones return, 'Burnt Orange Heresy'

There are lots of levels to fame and celebrity, including almost famous, kinda famous, famous famous and more. Any chart would have to include at its top "Mick Jagger famous." For well over 50 years he has been the center of his own universe as frontman for the Rolling Stones, easily among the best-known people in the world.

Aside from his day ...Read more

Album reviews: Fontaines D.C., The Microphones, Ray Wylie Hubbard

Fontaines D.C.

"A Hero's Death"

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When will I ever see a small-club rock show that's as taut and explosive as Fontaines D.C. were at Johnny Brenda's last year?

Hopefully not never -- though with no end in sight to the COVID-19 concert shutdown, nights like that Saturday in September seem almost mythical. After the show, a sage and ...Read more

Review: 'Lovecraft Country' is a middle finger to a century of racist sci-fi

That "Lovecraft Country," which premieres Sunday on HBO, has something to say about the ordinary horrors of racism as well as the cosmic ones of fantastic fiction is mixed into its foundation.

Matt Ruff, on whose 2016 novel the series is based -- sometimes closely, sometimes loosely -- was inspired in part by Pam Noles' 2006 essay "Shame," ...Read more

Mission: Film a major action movie amid COVID 19. For Christopher McQuarrie, it's not impossible

In each successive outing of the long-running "Mission: Impossible" franchise, star Tom Cruise and the rest of the creative team have looked for ever more daring ways to live up to the title, whether having Cruise's superspy Ethan Hunt scale the world's tallest building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa, in 2011's "Ghost Protocol" or staging a death-defying...Read more

Jussie Smollett lawyers say accidental recording between witness and lawyer points to conspiracy

CHICAGO -- Chicago police investigating the Jussie Smollett case apparently inadvertently taped 37 seconds of a private conversation between a key witness and his lawyer last year -- a tape that has since made it into the hands of Smollett's defense team, which says it helps prove the actor's innocence.

The video of conversation between ...Read more

'Perry Mason' director Tim Van Patten may be the most important visionary in entertainment

For a time, it appeared that Tim Van Patten's most significant contribution to television would be playing a baller named Salami. Instead, the former "White Shadow" star has become HBO's most successful director -- and arguably the greatest visionary in TV and film.

"When I see director Tim Van Patten's name on a show, I know I'm about to see ...Read more

Amy Seimetz and Kris Rey on friendship and filmmaking

It's always nice when friends go through things at the same time. So it seemed when Amy Seimetz's "She Dies Tomorrow" and Kris Rey's "I Used to Go Here" were each scheduled to premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March. Then the event was canceled and both filmmakers found themselves in post-COVID limbo. Now their films, ...Read more

Netflix filmed her surprise divorce. Now she's ready to 'rip off the Band-Aid'

Chrishell Stause has been counting down to the third season of Netflix's "Selling Sunset."

"I have been having crushing anxiety about this," she told the LA Times. "I've been waiting for the show to come out for so long, and to look back on it is really painful because it was an extremely difficult time in my life. And people are going to make ...Read more