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Russell Brand makes first public comments since bombshell sexual assault allegations

Russell Brand made his first public comments since he was accused in a bombshell report of emotional and sexual abuse, though he stopped short of directly addressing the allegations.

Instead, the British comedian alluded to the claims in a YouTube video Friday night while telling his 6.6 million subscribers about the topics he plans to discuss ...Read more

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'Squid Game: The Challenge' looks eerily like the fictional Netflix drama that inspired it

"Squid Game," the class-conscious 2021 Netflix sensation, asked viewers a cynical question: How far would you go, or how much would you endure, for a large sum of money?

Now, viewers can get a glimpse of people asking themselves the same thing in real life in the upcoming reality competition show "Squid Game: The Challenge," which dropped its ...Read more

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Lizzo faces new harassment, racism allegations in lawsuit from former wardrobe designer

Lizzo is at the center of a new lawsuit that alleges fat shaming, sexual harassment and racism — this time from her former wardrobe stylist.

Asha Daniels, who designed outfits for the dancers on the Grammy winner‘s 2023 Special Tour, claims she was the subject of “racist and fatphobic” comments from wardrobe manager Amanda Nomura, and ...Read more

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Taylor Swift Instagram post prompts record-breaking voter registration

An Instagram post from Taylor Swift prompted a record 35,252 new voters to register Tuesday, according to Vote.org.

The “Only the Young” singer participated in Tuesday’s National Voter Registration Day by urging her fans to make sure they were eligible to cast a ballot in the 2024 presidential election.

“I’ve heard you raise your ...Read more

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Kevin James, Leah Remini pay tribute to 'The King of Queens' on 25th anniversary

Kevin James and Leah Remini are the king and queen of throwbacks this week as “The King of Queens” co-stars commemorate the 25th anniversary of the beloved sitcom.

The pair — who played spouses Doug and Carrie Heffernan, respectively — each took to Instagram Thursday to pay homage to the series, which ran on CBS for nine seasons from ...Read more

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Are Emma Corrin and Rami Malek dating? Actors seen kissing weeks after US Open outing

Emma Corrin and Rami Malek are adding fuel to rumors they're dating as they were seen kissing in London, weeks after sitting together at the U.S. Open.

The stars of "The Crown" and "Mr. Robot," respectively, exchanged kisses Thursday while walking and playing fetch with one of Corrin's dogs, according to photos shared by Daily Mail. Corrin, 27,...Read more

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse turn back time at the Roxy

LOS ANGELES — “Lots of things to remember up here,” Neil Young muttered as he stood onstage Thursday night at the Roxy, and you knew he wasn’t just talking about the words to some of his oldest songs.

The veteran Canadian rocker was headlining the second of two sold-out gigs with his band Crazy Horse to commemorate the 50th birthday of ...Read more

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Britney Spears' only feature film, 'Crossroads,' returning to theaters for special 2-day fan event

The Britney Spears bonanza is kicking into high gear.

The pop superstar’s debut film will be rereleased in theaters next month — at the same time that her hotly anticipated autobiography hits shelves.

The 2002 movie “Crossroads” will be presented as a special fan event at cinemas worldwide on Oct. 23 and Oct. 25. The screenings, which ...Read more

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Carlos Santana, the subject of new film, has higher aspirations: 'I'm shooting for a Nobel Prize'

"We're not in Tijuana any more!" declares a smiling Carlos Santana, near the start of "Carlos," the new film documentary about his rags-to-riches life.

That statement is reinforced by the fact the pioneering Latin-rock guitarist said it while seated on the patio of his elegant Las Vegas home, overlooking a lush golf course.

But while this 10-...Read more

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Review: Metaphors cut deeper than scares in supernatural teen horror 'It Lives Inside'

An invisible demon that feeds on bad vibes would make a buffet out of your average high school, but the monster of Bishal Dutta's feature debut "It Lives Inside" is rooted in an even more specific and rarely depicted angst: the self-negating psychological horrors of an immigrant teen living in the mostly white suburbs.

Megan Suri ("Never Have I...Read more

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Zendaya shuts down Tom Holland engagement rumors: 'That's how I would drop the news? What?'

No, Zendaya and Tom Holland are not headed down the aisle yet. Just ask the "Euphoria" star.

The Emmy-winning actor shut down speculation that she and boyfriend Holland had gotten engaged after a recent Instagram selfie showing off a black Golden State Warriors hat and a pearl ring on her right hand sent social media fans into a frenzy. She ...Read more

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Sherée Whitfield, Phaedra Parks, Parvati Shallow join Peacock's 'The Traitors'

ATLANTA — Three reality stars with deep Atlanta ties are going to be on the second season of Peacock’s reality competition show “The Traitors.”

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member Sherée Whitfield, her former castmate and current “Married to Medicine” member Phaedra Parks and one of the most successful “Survivor” ...Read more

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TV shows to watch: 'Spy Kids: Armageddon' is the perfect action flick for 13-year-olds

'Spy Kids: Armageddon'

After a 12-year recess, director Robert Rodriguez has churned out another "Spy Kids" movie, one aimed at an audience that was still in diapers when the last installment came out. The plot involves two precocious siblings (Connor Esterson and Everly Carganilla) saving the world by playing cutting-edge video games. But the ...Read more

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Director John Carney sings a new song with 'Flora and Son'

Over the years, John Carney has found many treasures in the dumpsters of Dublin, among them the idea that would inspire his new film, "Flora and Son."

After fishing out a guitar amplifier that, to his surprise, worked fine, he imagined the neck of a guitar sticking out of the rubbish like Excalibur. Who would pull it out? Carney's mind began ...Read more

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'Still Up' review: Insomniacs text the night away in this sweet rom-com series

Coming this week from England to Apple TV+, "Still Up" is a romantic comedy about a pair of London insomniacs who keep in touch through the night by smartphone and laptop. Its underlying construction, that of friends who are possibly destined to be something more, is not new. "When Harry Met Sally…" springs readily to mind, and with ...Read more

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Julian Lennon reveals his 'love-hate' relationship with 'Hey Jude,' which Paul McCartney wrote for him

For Julian Lennon, the sad song written for him by Paul McCartney did not make it better.

The musician, photographer and son of late Beatles icon John Lennon sat down with talk show host and self-proclaimed "Beatlephile" Bill Maher for a recent episode of Club Random Podcast, and he revealed mixed feelings over the Fab Four's hit "Hey Jude."

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Commentary: Outrage fueled the ascension of Murdoch's TV empire -- a boon for entertainment but not news

When Rupert Murdoch stepped down as the chairman of Fox Corp. and News Corp. on Thursday, he left his son, Lachlan Murdoch, a media empire forged atop controversy and incitement.

Pushing boundaries and harnessing outrage has been a hallmark of the Fox brand since its inception in 1986, whether it’s the contrarian stance of the hosts on Fox ...Read more

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'Stop Making Sense' review: Yes, it's the best of all concert films, now with a 4K restoration to remind us

Write a few sentences about the chef’s-kiss digital restoration of “Stop Making Sense” and you start sounding like you work for A24, the distributor of this 40th-anniversary edition. The film’s brilliantly detailed and newly finessed sound mix isn’t as good as live, or even better than live. It’s better than better than live.

There,...Read more

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Neal Justin: 'The Super Models' emphasizes brains over beauty

Today's social media influencers making a mint off their beauty and fashion tips owe a debt of gratitude to a certain Fearsome Foursome, even if they don't know their names.

"The Super Models," a new docuseries now streaming on Apple TV+, shows how Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista helped usher in an era, ...Read more

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30 iconic LA bars and 100 fancy cakes helped create 'Sitting in Bars with Cake'

ANAHEIM, Calif. — To director Trish Sie, the title of the screenplay — "Sitting in Bars with Cake" — sounded like a rom-com, and as much as she loves both bars and cake, a rom-com wasn't what she wanted to do next, she says.

"So when that script kind of landed in my inbox, I was tempted to ignore it," Sie says. "But my husband, he loves ...Read more