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'Yellowjackets' creators break down 'heartbreaking' finale -- and your fan theories

Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, the married writing duo behind Showtime's "Yellowjackets," started with a simple idea: What if a girl's sports team was in a plane crash and had to survive? What materialized is a compelling and unnerving coming-of-age tale —a chilling remix of "My-So-Called Life," "Now & Then," and "Lord of the Flies" — that ...Read more

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MC Breed to Mariah: Gazing at the pop charts 30 years ago this week

Jumping in the wayback machine for a look at the Billboard Hot 100 chart from 30 years ago this week:

74. MC Breed, "Ain't No Future in Yo' Frontin'": The late Flint MC (he died in 2008) gave Michigan rap one of its earliest, most notable hits. It didn't perform all that well on the charts — it peaked at No. 66 on the Hot 100 — but with its...Read more

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What makes Joel Coen's Shakespeare unique: His 'Macbeth' is haunted by other movies

The focus of Joel Coen's "The Tragedy of Macbeth," now streaming on Apple TV+, naturally falls on Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, who star as an older-than-usual Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

But lurking through the film is an attention-grabbing figure, as sinister as he is striking, who seems to be fighting on both sides of the battle ...Read more

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'Succession' star Arian Moayed on timely new chapter of his web series 'The Accidental Wolf'

Arian Moayed’s web series is perfect for these dark and dangerous times.

Though best known for playing Stewy Hosseini on the HBO series “Succession,” Moayed is the writer-director of “The Accidental Wolf, a thriller that perfectly embodies the 2020s with its twisty plotlines about military cover-ups set against a backdrop of racial and ...Read more

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TV best bets: 'How I Met Your Father,' 'Fraggle Rock,' 'Ozark,' 'Billions'

Hulu is bringing a gender-reversed version of the popular CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” (2005-2014) on Tuesday called “How I Met Your Father.” It stars Hillary Duff as the mom. So far, it’s getting mixed reviews.

On Friday, Apple TV+ brings back “Fraggle Rock” with a reboot version of the children’s puppet series that was a...Read more

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Nina Metz: The fantasy real estate we see on TV is just that, a fantasy

Why is there such a disconnect between the real world and what we see on TV when it comes to real estate and the costs (and stressors) of putting a roof over your head?

On a recent episode of “And Just Like That …,” Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) buys a light-filled apartment with a massive terrace and a view of the Hudson River. It’s an...Read more

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Matt McGorry on how locally filmed 'Archive 81' reflects Pittsburgh's 'spirit'

PITTSBURGH — Sure, "Archive 81" is largely set in and around New York City. But to Matt McGorry, who plays podcaster Mark Higgins in the Netflix horror series, "Archive 81" is as much about where it was actually shot — western Pennsylvania — as it is the Big Apple.

"The spirit of where something is filmed usually makes it into the DNA of ...Read more

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Review: 'Hotel Transylvania: Transformania' wraps up the monster franchise with familiar fun

The last thing you see before the title card for "Hotel Transylvania: Transformania" drops at the end of the movie is a character shrugging with a smile as if to say, "It is what it is." It's a pretty good summation of the film itself.

The fourth and final installment of a long-running 3DCG monster franchise, "Transformania" delivers what most ...Read more

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It's final -- Prince's estate is worth $156.4 million

MINNEAPOLIS — After nearly six years of legal wrangling, parties to Prince's estate have finally agreed on its value: $156.4 million.

That's far more than the $82.3 million appraisal by the estate's administrator, Comerica Bank & Trust, but not much less than the tax collector's assessment. The Internal Revenue Service in 2020 had valued the ...Read more

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'Scream' reboot dethrones 'Spider-Man' at box office

The horror reboot “Scream” unseated “Spider-Man: No Way Home” atop the U.S. and Canadian box office, knocking off the film that’s become the highest-grossing movie of the pandemic era, with more than $1.6 billion in ticket sales globally in four weeks of release.

“Scream,” a new picture in a franchise that began about 25 years ago...Read more

Lynda Hirsh On This Week's TV Gossip

Richard Burgi is exiting "The Young and the Restless" and being replaced by Robert Newman. Newman played Josh Lewis on "Guiding Light" for decades. He is one of the good guys. As for Burgi, COVID got him. He went to New York to visit his 97-year-old mother. On his return, he tested positive for COVID. The CDC deemed a five-day isolation was good...Read more

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Dave Chappelle regrets not texting Bob Saget back before he died: People are 'dying like hotcakes'

Dave Chappelle experienced firsthand how short life can be with the recent death of Bob Saget.

During a Thursday night comedy set at the Peppermint Club in West Hollywood, California, the controversial comedian openly grieved the unexpected loss of his close friend and former colleague.

“Tomorrow I’m going to go lay my comrade to rest,” ...Read more

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'Disgusted' Britney Spears accuses sister Jamie Lynn of selling a book 'at my expense'

Britney Spears has fired back at younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears for talking up their family drama while promoting her new memoir, "Things I Should Have Said."

After Jamie Lynn said that the "Toxic" singer was "erratic, paranoid" and "spiraling" during a series of ABC News interviews this week, Britney took to Instagram Thursday to air her ...Read more

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Don Cheadle, Steven Soderbergh to team up on HBO Max show about 'Wall Street's first Black millionaire'

Hollywood heavyweights Don Cheadle and Steven Soderbergh will executive produce a drama series based on the life of Jeremiah Hamilton, a Wall Streeter who in the 1800s became one of the first Black millionaires in the U.S., per a Variety report. The series is set to air on HBO Max, the streaming wing of HBO which is owned by WarnerMedia.

The ...Read more

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'Justified' is returning to FX for a limited series set in Detroit

Raylan Givens is returning to TV, and this time, he's heading for Detroit.

FX announced Friday morning that the team from the Emmy-winning series "Justified" is getting back together for a limited series that will be titled "Justified: City Primeval."

Timothy Olyphant will again play U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, the character created for the ...Read more


Denzel Washington and Corey Hawkins took different paths to 'The Tragedy of Macbeth'

Denzel Washington has been a Shakespearean standout for decades, but he’d never seen a production of “Macbeth” before being crowned the lead of the latest film adaptation.

That proved to be an advantage, says Washington, who stars alongside fellow Oscar winner Frances McDormand in “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” now streaming on Apple TV+. ...Read more

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Review: Netflix's 'Archive 81' is a slow-building horror of a mystery

Netflix's psychologically tense and suspenseful "Archive 81" is an urban mystery dipped in the occult, then sprinkled with "Black Mirror"-like madness. Trailers for the eight-episode series suggest a monster horror show, but the slow-building, addictive hourlong drama is smarter than your average ghoul fest. Loosely based on a podcast of the ...Read more

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Zendaya wants to make Ronnie Spector proud when she portrays iconic singer in movie

Zendaya wishes everyone got to experience Ronnie Spector the way she did and hopes to make the late singer proud.

The "Spider-Man: No Way Home" and "Euphoria" star paid tribute Thursday to the "Be My Baby" singer, joining the droves of fans mourning Spector after she died of cancer this week at age 78.

The 25-year-old actor was selected by ...Read more

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Lionel Richie to be awarded 2022 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

Lionel Richie has another prestigious award to add to his mantle.

The Oscar, Golden Globe and multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and producer will be awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Announced Thursday by the Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, the Gershwin Prize honors a “living musical artist’...Read more

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In interview filmed before he died, Bob Saget got emotional about a cause dear to him

Just days after his death, Bob Saget got one more chance to speak out for a cause that was a driving force in his life.

Early last month, the comedian taped an interview for CBS News, talking about raising awareness of scleroderma, the autoimmune disease that killed one of his two sisters in 1994, when he was in his late 30s. That interview ...Read more