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Redbox's top 10 DVD rentals

The top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks for the week of Oct. 18:

1. Old — Universal

2. Snake Eyes — Paramount

3. The Protege — Lionsgate

4. Joe Bell — Vertical

5. F9: The Fast Saga — Universal

6. Space Jam: A New Legacy — Warner

7. The Forever Purge — Universal

8. Pig — Decal

9. Escape Room: Tournament of Champions — ...Read more

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Mac Miller's 'Faces' breaks Prince's record for R&B/hip-hop vinyl sales

“Faces,” the 2014 Mac Miller mixtape released for the first time on vinyl and streaming, made a smashing debut on the charts this week.

It landed at No. 3 on Top Album Sales (32,000), but, more impressively, it was the No. 1 vinyl album and the largest sales week on vinyl for an R&B/hip-hop album since MRC Data began tracking sales in 1991,...Read more

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Sound Advice: Would new TV speaker benefit from adding subwoofer?

Q. I bought a ZVOX AV357 TV Speaker based on your recommendation and the special promotion. It is hooked up to the 40-inch TV in the basement where I exercise, and it is working great!

I am considering adding a subwoofer and trying to stay under $100 if I can. I emailed ZVOX and they recommended the $66.95 Monoprice 8-inch powered subwoofer for...Read more

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Critics' guide on what to watch (and avoid) on TV this weekend

'Scooby-Doo, Where Are You Now?'

The Scooby gang comes together for a "Friends"-like reunion that gets interrupted by a ghost terrorizing the Warner Bros. Studios. Too bad the menace is a lot less frightening than Ugly Naked Guy. Clips from past episodes will make you wonder how the Mystery Machine van has kept motoring for more than 50 years. ...Read more

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Megan Thee Stallion preparing to graduate college this year

There will be no honorary degrees or celebrity-favored certification programs for Megan Thee Stallion.

The Grammy winning hip-hop superstar has announced that she is graduating college.

“2021 finna graduate collegeeee, taking my graduation pics today,” she wrote Monday on Instagram, showing off her bedazzled graduation cap emblazoned with ...Read more

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No more autographs for Paul McCartney, who says 'it always struck me as strange'

All you need is love – but not an autograph from Sir Paul McCartney.

The Beatle has gotten quite persnickety when it comes to fans seeking his signature.

But at age 79, he has earned the right to be.

In a new interview, McCartney shared that while he’s happy to have a conversation with fans, he will not participate in scribbling his John ...Read more

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Alec Baldwin is credited as a producer on 'Rust.' What does that really mean?

Being a film producer can mean different things to different people. And when a star like Alec Baldwin takes a producer credit on a film, it can signal a variety of levels of involvement in the project itself.

While a film producer performs many tasks through the life of a film — from its inception and development, financing and production, ...Read more

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Colin Kaepernick's fingerprints are all over his Netflix biopic. Even what it leaves out

This isn’t about the 2016 NFL preseason when then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick set off a firestorm with his silent protest during the national anthem. It’s not about the fallout that has led to five years and counting of him not getting an offer from an NFL team.

This is about a mixed-race teenager from Wisconsin who was...Read more

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What really happened to Dorothy's ruby slippers that went missing in Minnesota?

MINNEAPOLIS — Actor Melissa McCarthy freaked out over them in a recent TV special promoting the opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. During his concert at Treasure Island Casino in Red Wing earlier this month, singer Christopher Cross joked that he contemplated stealing them from Liza Minnelli's house.

But few have...Read more

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Issa Rae's final season of 'Insecure': What the showrunner will tell about the revolutionary series

LOS ANGELES — Let's get it out of the way now: No, there will not be an hourlong episode of "Insecure" in its final season.

The plea for HBO's comedy to adopt a longer runtime has become a recurring gag that Prentice Penny, the series' showrunner, has had to contend with — often playfully — over its five seasons. Much to his confusion.

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'Inside Job' showrunner thought a shadow government would be scary. Reality was scarier

In "Inside Job," certain celebrities and politicians are revealed to be members of a race of shape-shifting lizard people that secretly live alongside humans. These reptoids help fund the work of the shadow government, which in turn ensures that the Earth stays at their preferred climate.

That's just one of the routine conspiracies being ...Read more

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Mary McNamara: Someone give these 'New Amsterdam' guest stars a spinoff

Two years ago, the Broadway veteran and prolific character actor John Christopher Jones auditioned for a role on "New Amsterdam." He didn't get the part, but he got something even better: He went on the wall.

Many television writers rooms have "a wall," some swath of whiteboard on which the team tracks episode beats, narrative arcs, character ...Read more

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New Mexico governor suggests state may push stricter safety protocols for filming

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday suggested that the state may push to adopt stricter safety protocols for productions filming in New Mexico.

The governor’s comments come days after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot by a prop gun fired by actor Alec Baldwin on the set of “Rust” outside Santa Fe, New Mexico. ...Read more

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Alec Baldwin's daughter Ireland clashes with Candace Owens over 'Rust' tweets

Alec Baldwin's daughter Ireland Baldwin took a stand Monday against the "perpetuated hate and anger and fighting" that tinged commentary about last week's fatal shooting on the "Rust" film set.

Baldwin, 26, the daughter of the "Saturday Night Live" guest star and his ex-wife, Kim Basinger, zeroed in on conservative pundit Candace Owens over her...Read more

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Yes, Zendaya is barely in 'Dune.' But don't worry, she'll be a big deal in the sequel

"Dune" is about 155 minutes long. Approximately seven of those minutes — or 4.5% of the film — feature top-billed star Zendaya.

But don't worry, Zendaya fans: She'll have a bigger role in the sequel — which, as of Tuesday morning, is officially a go.

It's easy to understand why fans of the Emmy winner are feeling tricked, betrayed and ...Read more

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The Beatles' 1970 'Let It Be' album returns to top of Billboard charts

More than five decades after its initial release, The Beatles’ final studio album has made a major comeback to the music charts.

“Let It Be,” which became No. 1 on the Billboard 200 upon its May 1970 release, has returned to the coveted chart (at No. 5) after a deluxe special edition reissue went on sale Oct. 15.

The “50th Anniversary ...Read more

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Former 'Bachelor' host Chris Harrison engaged to Bachelor Nation reporter Lauren Zima

It will surely be a marriage made in “Bachelor” heaven.

Chris Harrison and Lauren Zima are getting married.

The recently ousted host of “The Bachelor” has announced that he is officially engaged to the Bachelor Nation correspondent after three years of dating.

Harrison shared the news on Instagram Monday.

“I love you @laurenzima,�...Read more

JoAnna Cameron, star of superhero series 'Secrets of Isis,' dead at 70

JoAnna Cameron, who portrayed the super-powered title character on the groundbreaking 1970s series “The Secrets of Isis,” has died at age 70.

The actress died after experiencing complications from a stroke, according to Joanna Pang Atkins, who also starred on the superhero show.

“Sad to post that JoAnna Cameron ‘The Mighty Isis’ has ...Read more

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Ireland Baldwin blasts 'disgusting, hateful, cancerous' pundit Candace Owens

Ireland Baldwin unloaded on Candace Owens after the right-wing pundit slammed her father in the aftermath of a deadly mishap on the set of his film “Rust.”

“You are the most disgusting, hateful, cancerous human being I’ve ever come across,” the 26-year-old model and daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, wrote on Instagram Monday....Read more

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J Balvin nixes controversial YouTube video after it's branded racist and misogynistic

Colombian reggaeton artist J Balvin apologized on Sunday for the content of the music video for his latest hit “Perra,” days after quietly removing it from YouTube amid accusations it was racist and misogynistic.

“Perra” means female dog, with its Spanish vernacular connotations matching the English. The song is a lust-infused lyrical ...Read more