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Richard Sherman, who supplied the songs and musical magic for Walt Disney, dies at 95

LOS ANGELES — To Walt Disney, who personally invited Richard and Robert Sherman to become full-time staff songwriters at his Burbank studio in 1960, they were the “boys.”

The Sherman brothers were the ideal match for Disney’s family-film factory, where they built a career creating what Richard Sherman once described as “upbeat, ...Read more

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Sean Baker's 'Anora' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France — "Anora," a widely admired knockabout comedy about a New York strip club dancer (Mikey Madison) and her impulsive affair with a Russian oligarch's wealthy son (Mark Eydelshteyn), has won the Palme d'Or, the most prestigious award granted by the Cannes Film Festival.

Directed by Sean Baker, whose prior two features, 2017's "...Read more

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Black Keys cancel entire North American tour

DETROIT — Akron, Ohio, rock duo the Black Keys has canceled its entire upcoming North American tour. No reason was given for the cancellation.

Ticket holders will receive refunds issued to the original method of payment within 14-21 days, according to a post on the event's Ticketmaster page.

The band's 31-date fall tour was to kick off Sept....Read more

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Sean 'Diddy' Combs accused of 'four terrifying sexual encounters' in 8th new lawsuit

An eighth person has filed a lawsuit against Sean “Diddy” Combs, accusing the embattled mogul of sexual assault, battery, negligent infliction of emotional distress and violation of the victims of gender-motivated violence protection law, according to court documents reviewed by The Times.

April Lampros, whose lawyers submitted the lawsuit ...Read more

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Kelly Rowland explains her viral Cannes red carpet confrontation: 'I have a boundary'

Kelly Rowland is speaking out after her heated exchange on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet Thursday went viral.

The "Destiny's Child" alum was photographed walking the Palais des Festivals staircase ahead of the premiere of "Marcello Mio," a French-Italian comedy written and directed by Christophe Honoré.

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Sean Kingston arrested in SoCal's Fort Irwin after SWAT raid on singer's South Florida rental

LOS ANGELES — Singer-rapper Sean Kingston was arrested in San Bernardino County on Thursday, hours after a SWAT team raided his rented mansion in South Florida.

Kingston, known for hits "Beautiful Girls" and "Fire Burning," was arrested near the Fort Irwin Army base without incident in connection to a Florida warrant, the Broward County ...Read more

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Singer-rapper Sean Kingston faces extradition to Florida; warrants detail fraud, theft charges against him and his mother

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Sean Kingston and his mother worked together to systematically defraud businesses and are now each facing multiple counts of grand theft and fraud, according to Broward Sheriff’s Office warrants released Friday.

The warrants were released a day after Kingston and his mother were arrested Thursday amid a raid ...Read more

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TV to watch: Beach Boys documentary is fun, fun, fun

The legendary band has had its fair share of challenges: Brian Wilson's mental health struggles. An ill-fated friendship with Charlie Manson. "Kokomo." This two-hour documentary hits them all. But directors Frank Marshall and Thom Zimny are more focused on the good times, when the group's sun-and-surf tunes dominated the airwaves. There are ...Read more

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Justin Bieber shows off Hailey's baby bump during second honeymoon

NEW YORK — The Biebers’ bump in the road is a wish come true for the stars, as Justin shows off wife Hailey’s baby bump around the globe.

The “Love Yourself” singer, 30, shared multiple Instagram carousels of the couple’s trip to Japan, where they’re vacationing for their apparent second honeymoon, or babymoon, showcasing the 27-...Read more

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Final wrongful death lawsuit over Travis Scott's Astroworld crowd surge disaster settled

The final wrongful death lawsuit against rapper Travis Scott and others for the crowd surge disaster at the 2021 Astroworld music festival in Houston has been settled, a lawyer said Thursday.

The deadly surge occurred Nov. 5, 2021 during Scott’s performance. Ten people, who ranged in age from 9 to 27, died from compression asphyxia in the ...Read more

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Nashville council rejects Morgan Wallen's bar sign over singer's questionable behavior

Morgan Wallen's new bar won't feature one of those neon signs that are ubiquitous among the honky-tonks in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

Nashville's Metro Council this week rejected the "Whiskey Glasses" singer's request to install such a sign bearing his name outside of Morgan Wallen's This Bar & Tenessee Kitchen, which is set to open over ...Read more

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Survivor Season 47 adds 'Pod Save America' host Jon Lovett

Jon Lovett, co-host of “Pod Save America” and former speechwriter for President Barack Obama, is going to be featured as a contestant on the upcoming season of the hit CBS show “Survivor.”

The news was revealed in a promo trailer that aired during the Season 46 finale on Wednesday, which included short snippets of the new cast members ...Read more


Review: The hilarious ups and down of friendship (and pregnancy) in 'Babes'

There’s a moment in “Babes,” the likable buddy-pregnancy comedy directed by Pamela Adlon, that’s wonderfully illustrative of what it means to be a best friend. Eden (Ilana Glazer), a free-spirited yoga teacher who’s gotten accidentally pregnant after one night with a man who’s no longer in the picture (a lot happens in this movie’s...Read more

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Rapper Sean Kingston, his mother arrested on fraud charges after SWAT raid at his South Florida home

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Rapper and singer Sean Kingston and his mother were arrested on fraud and theft charges Thursday after a SWAT team raided his home in Southwest Ranches.

Kingston was arrested by police in Fort Irwin, California, on an arrest warrant issued by the Broward Sheriff’s Office, spokesperson Carey Codd said in a news ...Read more

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Smokey Robinson to serve as Detroit Grand Prix grand marshal

DETROIT — Singer, songwriter and Motown legend Smokey Robinson will be honored ahead of the Chevrolet IndyCar Grand Prix on June 2 and serve as the event’s grand marshal.

Robinson will be part of pre-race ceremonies, which will pay tribute to his long career ahead of the NTT IndyCar Series street circuit in downtown Detroit.

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If Taylor Swift broke Ticketmaster, why does DOJ's Live Nation lawsuit invoke a little deja vu?

LOS ANGELES — “Taylor Swift Broke Ticketmaster!”

That was the gist of headlines two years ago, when Swift’s Eras Tour resulted in a ticket-sales fiasco of epic proportions. Hordes of Swifties freaked out over a) their inability to score face-plus-fees entree to the Tour of the Century or b) their inability to even connect to the ...Read more

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Children of guitarist Robbie Robertson sue his widow over $6 million home

LOS ANGELES — The children of Robbie Robertson, the guitarist of the Band who died last year, are suing the woman he married shortly before his death, claiming she took advantage of the musician's declining health to have him sign documents that would favor her in the event of his death.

Robertson's three adult children — Alexandra, ...Read more

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'Atlas' review: Originality lacking in sci-fi flick starring Jennifer Lopez

The screenplay for “Atlas,” a new Netflix science-fiction movie starring Jennifer Lopez as a woman desperate to save humanity from a dangerous artificial intelligence, is the work of Leo Sardarian and Aron Eli Coleite, whose respective IMDb credits include the TV series “StartUp” and “The Spiderwick Chronicles.”

If we didn’t know ...Read more

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Review: 'The Beach Boys' is a sentimental documentary that downplays the band's squabbles

I will (almost) always watch a film about the Beach Boys — the latest, titled simply "The Beach Boys," premiered Friday on Disney+ — not just for the part they played in American musical and cultural history but for the part they played in my own. From 1966 to 1969 my father worked for the band, in the capacity of a tour promoter; that these...Read more

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Morgan Spurlock, filmmaker who documented dangers of McDonald's-only diet, dies at 53

LOS ANGELES — Morgan Spurlock, the Oscar nominated filmmaker who in “Super Size Me” documented the physical and psychological effects of eating only McDonald’s fast-food meals for a month, has died at 53.

He died from complications of cancer, according to a statement from his family.

“It was a sad day, as we said goodbye to my ...Read more