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Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas ordered to keep children in New York amid lawsuit

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas agreed to a court order Monday prohibiting them from removing their two children from the New York City area as they litigate their contentious divorce.

Turner, 27, sued Jonas, 34, seeking to take their children back to England with her. The next proceeding in that case is scheduled for Oct. 3.

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Commentary: Critics weren't invited to David Mamet's new play. Then the show's star, Shia LaBeouf, sent a personal invite

LOS ANGELES — David Mamet has recently unveiled a new play, “Henry Johnson,” at the Electric Lodge in Venice. Tickets have been so scarce for the production, which features Shia LaBeouf in a top-notch cast, that the September run was extended through Oct. 7.

The reason you likely haven’t heard much about this offering is that this is ...Read more

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Striking Black writers fear a contraction is coming

LOS ANGELES — As co-chair of the Writers Guild of America West's Committee of Black Writers, Hilliard Guess mentors young writers and first-time scribes as they navigate Hollywood.

"Sometimes I meet these writers out on the picket lines and walk with them and talk them through how to survive," says Guess. "And when we come out of this, it's ...Read more

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Georgia film and TV workers express relief as writers near end of strike

ATLANTA — A collective sigh of relief emanated from the Georgia film and TV community Monday morning as news circulated of the Writers Guild of America accepting a deal with producers that could end what has been a painful, acrimonious 146-day strike.

“There is a very close light at the end of the tunnel,” said Atlanta screenwriter Brian ...Read more

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Usher chosen to headline Super Bowl halftime show in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — A two-time Strip residency headliner is performing at Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas.

The NFL announced early Sunday morning Usher will be the headlining performer at the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 11 at Allegiant Stadium.

This is a perfect timing route. The Atlanta superstar is also releasing “Coming Home,” his ninth ...Read more


'It's hard to know' if Bruce Willis is aware of his dementia, says wife Emma Heming Willis

It’s unclear to what extent Bruce Willis is aware of his cognitive decline, according to his wife.

Emma Heming Willis told NBC’s “Today” her husband’s battle with dementia has been difficult on her and the couple’s daughters — 11-year-old Mabel and 9-year-old Evelyn — as well as the “Die Hard” star himself. She’s not sure ...Read more

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Reneé Rapp is stepping back from acting for now, says she gets 'so anxious on sets'

Reneé Rapp has been enjoying her newfound success in music so much that she is in no rush to return to acting for now.

In an all-encompassing interview with Los Angeles Times columnist Amy Kaufman, Rapp spoke about finding the satisfaction she sought through acting in her musical journey.

"Writing this album has made me feel more accomplished...Read more

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Misty Copeland wants Apple to add diverse pointe-shoe emojis. She has a good reason

Ballet star Misty Copeland, who has been a voice for diversity and inclusion in ballet, is taking her efforts beyond the studio and stage — and straight to your phone.

The American Ballet Theatre principal dancer called on Apple to expand its emoji keyboard to better represent Black ballet dancers and dancers of color. In a video shared on ...Read more

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'CoComelon' introduces new bilingual series 'Nina's Familia'

The popular children’s entertainment show “CoComelon” is releasing a new bilingual series called “Nina’s Familia.” The series is based on a Latinx family and focuses on bringing educational content to bilingual and Spanish-speaking households.

The new series will follow Nina Reyes and her Mexican American family, who first made ...Read more

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TV Tinsel: Legendary director William Friedkin knew how to keep actors focused

The world lost a rare talent when filmmaker William Friedkin died last month. Images from his movies haunt us to this day. Who can forget the 12-year-old Regan hovering over her bed horrifying the onlookers in “The Exorcist”?

And we stay fixated on Popeye’s car chase through the steel labyrinths of New York City in “The French ...Read more

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Natalia Bryant strikes a pose: Kobe and Vanessa's daughter makes runway debut in Milan

Natalia Bryant is officially a runway star.

Bryant, the daughter of late basketball star Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant, made her runway debut Friday during Milan Fashion Week. In an Instagram post shared Saturday, she said modeling for Versace "still feels like a dream."

"I am beyond honored and grateful," she added.

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Pete Davidson and actress Madelyn Cline 'spent the night together'; dating rumors confirmed

Pete Davidson is confirmed to be dating “Outer Banks” star Madelyn Cline, and the two are said to be keeping things “really low-key.”

“Pete and Madelyn are dating. They spent the night together at the Beverly Hills Hotel and then had breakfast together there the next morning,” a source told Us Weekly. “They were really low-key and...Read more

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Movie review: 'Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose' a quirky delight

Why doesn’t Hollywood know what to do with the great English actor Simon Pegg? Bursting upon the international scene in 2004 as the zombie-killing lead in Edgar Wright’s raucous “Shaun of the Dead,” one of the earliest and best of the new wave of zombie films, Pegg has been relegated to second banana roles by the industry ever since. He ...Read more

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Taylor Swift leaves Chiefs stadium with Travis Kelce in convertible 'getaway car' after game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce were seen leaving GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday in a convertible car after the Chiefs dominated the Chicago Bears with the pop singer watching from Kelce’s private suite.

After the game, Chiefs fans flooded the corridor outside the suite hoping to catch a glimpse of Swift, who in ...Read more

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How Patrick Mahomes helped Travis Kelce show off for Taylor Swift

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes confessed he helped Travis Kelce show off for Taylor Swift.

The pop music superstar appeared to answer questions about her alleged romance with Kelce by sitting with the star tight end’s mom during Sunday’s Chiefs game against the Chicago Bears. Mahomes confessed in a post-game interview he was...Read more

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Tommy Stinson explains why the Replacements' 1985 'miracle' album merited a new box set remix

MINNEAPOLIS — Their first choice of producer had gone off the grid. Their second and final producer had gone a little deaf. Their guitar player was falling off the deep end. And the guy who was supposed to mix the album fell off the project.

"It's a bit of a miracle we actually wound up with a full record at all," Tommy Stinson said.

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Meet Shah Rukh Khan: If you haven't heard of the Bollywood superstar, it's about time you did

If you haven't already heard of Shah Rukh Khan — First, where have you been? Second, why?! — it's beyond time to get to know the Bollywood megastar.

When he isn't dominating headlines in South Asia or trending all over news aggregation apps, the 57-year-old Indian icon is cranking out big-budget, Hindi-language films. With his physical ...Read more

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Neon Trees' Tyler Glenn now feels the freedom of being openly gay

Neon Trees has been largely out of the spotlight for a few years but is back this fall for a tour that concludes Oct. 11 in Los Angeles.

The alternative rock group from Utah had a moment in the sun with two memorably big hit singles “Animal” and “Everybody Talks” in 2010 and 2011 and built a dedicated fan base. Their 2014 album hit No. ...Read more

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Review: In 'The Origin of Evil,' secrets and lies (and taxidermy) on the Cote d'Azur

If you traveled to Porquerolles, an island on the southernmost tip of the Cote d'Azur, a paradise of white beaches and so many trees that the French call the place a "floating forest," and you were invited to lunch at a massive villa and, once inside, found yourself in a room crammed full of ceramics, stacks of unopened boxes and a bevy of ...Read more

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WGA and the studios reach tentative deal to end writers' strike

The Writers Guild of America and the major Hollywood studios have reached a tentative deal that would end a strike that has lasted 146 days, tossed thousands of people out of work and exposed deep anxiety over changes brought by technology.

The proposed three-year contract, which would still have to be ratified by the union’s 11,500 members, ...Read more