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Dylan McDermott shifting from Dick Wolf's 'Organized Crime' to 'FBI: Most Wanted' as new lead

It looks like Dylan McDermott may be staging a comeback to the right side of the law.

The Emmy Award-nominated actor who plays cunning crime boss Richard Wheatley on “Law & Order: Organized Crime,” is moving to “FBI: Most Wanted,” following the departure of series lead Julian McMahon.

Both series are created and executive produced by ...Read more

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Rare Beatles collectibles being auctioned from Julian Lennon's collection

Beatles for sale.

A live and internet auction is underway, featuring items that once belonged to John Lennon and were left to his eldest son, Julian Lennon.

Those pieces of pop culture history include a cape worn by the former Beatle in the film “Help!,” a coat Lennon wore in “Magical Mystery Tour” and a trio of guitars plucked by the ...Read more

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Movie review: Adrien Brody revenge thriller 'Clean' could use some tidying

The gritty indie revenge thriller “Clean” is clearly a labor of love for Adrien Brody. Not only does he star, as a garbage man who goes by the moniker Clean, but he also produced the film, composed the score, contributed original music and makes his feature screenwriting debut, as a co-writer on the screenplay with director Paul Solet.

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On her birthday, Anita Baker announces return to live stage

Anita Baker is celebrating her birthday by sharing news of her return to the stage.

The Detroit R&B singer took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce a new Las Vegas engagement in May.

Baker, who signed the tweet "ABXO," did not elaborate on the details.

The "Sweet Love" singer played a five-show residency at the Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas ...Read more

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Halsey, J. Cole and Kid Cudi announced as 2022 Governors Ball headliners

NEW YORK — Huge headliners are headed to New York for the 2022 Governors Ball Music Festival.

Singer-songwriter Halsey and rappers J. Cole and Kid Cudi lead this year’s Gov Ball lineup, which was unveiled Tuesday. The three-day event is scheduled for June 10-12 at Citi Field in Queens.

Kid Cudi headlines the festival’s Friday ...Read more

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Family guide to new movie releases


No MPAA rating

What it’s about: A garbage man with a dark past has to confront his demons to move forward.

The kid attractor factor: This is a violent adult drama, not much of a draw for kids, maybe teens.

Good lessons/bad lessons: If you don't make peace with the past you'll have to go to war with it.

Violence: Some extreme ...Read more

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Will you be voting for 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' for best picture?

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” has grossed more than $1.6 billion globally — in the middle of a pandemic! — and has audiences roaring their approval as the movie brings back a host of familiar faces from the franchise’s past.

Now its producers are angling for more rewards, launching a best picture Oscar campaign. Does “Spider-Man: No Way...Read more

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Critics' guide on what to watch this weekend

'The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild'

A spinoff of the "Ice Age" prehistoric comedies, the animated "Buck Wild" features a whole lotta rodents. The title character is a weasel with an eye patch and a derring-do worthy of Indiana Jones. He comes to the aid of a pair of possums, Crash and Eddy, who run afoul of evil dinosaurs. Pro-cooperation, ...Read more


Sound Advice: Ensuring optimal sound quality with new setup

Q. I am assembling a vinyl playback system and am strongly considering the Cambridge AXR85 receiver with the Music Hall Classic turntable. Both components have built-in phono stages. What would I do to avoid interference between them and maximize sound quality?

—D.L., New Brighton, Minnesota

A. The turntable and receiver phono stages would ...Read more

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Neil Young, Kid Rock and Meat Loaf are at the center of this week's COVID culture war

It’s been a banner week for the culture war in rock circles, with Neil Young and Kid Rock rallying their bases on opposite sides of the spectrum.

Kid Rock, the right-leaning rap-rocker from Michigan, released “We the People,” a garish arena-rock anthem that attacks Dr. Anthony Fauci, COVID-19 restrictions, mainstream media and social ...Read more

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Redbox's top 10 DVD rentals

The top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks for the week of Jan. 17:

1. Dune (2021) — Warner

2. The Addams Family 2 — Universal

3. Halloween Kills: Extended Cut — Universal

4. Venom: Let There Be Carnage — Sony

5. Last Night in Soho — Universal

6. No Time to Die — Universal

7. Free Guy — 20th Century

8. Antlers — 20th Century...Read more

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How the Oscar best picture race stands as voting begins this week

LOS ANGELES — Oscar nominations voting begins this week, with the results to be revealed on Feb. 8. Film academy members have had plenty of time to sift through the contenders during the holidays and the current Omicron hibernation, so I'm expecting nothing but informed, intelligent choices, 93 years of checkered history be damned.

The ...Read more

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My worst moment: 'Lost Daughter' star Dagmara Dominczyk and the panic attack on stage

On “Succession,” Dagmara Dominczyk plays a poker-faced PR exec who is “super corporate and doesn’t let an ounce of emotion out,” she said. “Blazered, buttoned up and there to do a job.” Whereas in the Netflix film “The Lost Daughter,” from writer-director Maggie Gyllenhaal and starring Olivia Colman, Dominczyk embodies the ...Read more

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Olivia Colman and Maggie Gyllenhaal dig into that 'Lost Daughter' ending

Olivia Colman and Maggie Gyllenhaal are hanging at the posh Ham Yard Hotel in London's Soho district, and there's a low-key freak-out happening because Phoebe Waller-Bridge is in the venue's theater to see "The Lost Daughter," Gyllenhaal's keenly observed filmmaking debut, and Gyllenhaal is wildly excited and mildly nervous about how she's going...Read more

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How the films of Bong Joon Ho, Guillermo Del Toro and more inspired Nikyatu Jusu's 'Nanny'

Premiering as part of the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, "Nanny" combines a domestic drama with elements of folklore and horror filmmaking to create an unsettling examination of work, privilege and perseverance.

Written and directed by Nikyatu Jusu, the film follows Senegalese immigrant Aisha (Anna Diop), who ...Read more

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Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach talks tour safety, metal roots, mental health and more

A historic moment in metalcore took place in 2019 when Killswitch Engage released “The Signal Fire,” a true fire-breathing track sung by lead singer Jesse Leach with a very special guest: Howard Jones.

Not the Howard Jones of “No One is to Blame,” this very different Howard Jones was the metal singer from Columbus, Ohio, who took the ...Read more

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Kid Rock chants 'Let's go Brandon,' then calls for unity on new single

Kid Rock's new single "We the People" slams social media, the news media and the president of the United States before making a plea for coming together.

"We the People" is the most incendiary of three new tracks the Michigan rocker released at midnight Tuesday. The others are a midtempo rock song, "The Last Dance," which is inspired by his ...Read more

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Mary McNamara: Taylor Swift slapped back for all the women who have been told 'you didn't write that'

As someone who has raised two daughters during the age of Taylor Swift, I have a lot of mixed feelings about her music.

While it is admittedly unfair to blame anyone for their thrall over a certain demographic, it is also unfair to expect any adult human to endure countless talent-show renditions of “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me”...Read more

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'Real Housewives' star Jennie Nguyen fired over offensive Facebook posts

Jennie Nguyen will no longer hold a snowflake.

"The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" cast member has been fired by Bravo as a result of offensive Facebook posts from 2020 that resurfaced last week. During the height of the protests following George Floyd's murder, Nguyen allegedly shared posts comparing Black Lives Matters protesters to "...Read more

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Elton John tests positive for COVID

Elton John canceled two upcoming shows in Dallas after testing positive for COVID.

The “I’m Still Standing” singer expressed regret for not being able to perform on Tuesday or Wednesday, but assured fans he followed the science and expects to be on the road to resume his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour soon.

“Fortunately I’m ...Read more