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Movie review: 'Challengers' sizzles with bubbling ferocity

By the time Luca Guadagnino’s erotically charged tennis film “Challengers” reaches its breathless, sweaty, pulse-pounding and deeply satisfying climax, you’ll be reaching for a cigarette, so to speak. Rarely is a film so sensorially captivating, every element of cinema, including script, cinematography, editing, score and performance ...Read more

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Sydney Sweeney claps back at critics (again), this time in new Hawaiian vacation pictures

Sydney Sweeney isn't letting critics ruin a vacation filled with "good times and tan lines."

That's how the "Madame Web" and "Immaculate" actor captioned a post on Sunday that could be construed as a subtle clapback to producer Carol Baum's disparaging comments about her talent and looks earlier this month.

The "Euphoria" actor posted a series...Read more

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Review: Phish's Las Vegas Sphere spectacle was the opposite of rock star self-glorification

LAS VEGAS — The massive LED video screen that forms the interior surface of Sphere can be used to transport audiences to the tops of mountains, to outer space, to beneath the feet of an elephant standing as tall as a 20-story building.

On Friday night, Phish turned the place into a car wash.

Playing the second date in a sold-out four-night ...Read more

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'One with the Whale' review: Climate change and animal activists threaten an Indigenous Alaskan community

In the remote Alaskan village of Gambell on St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea, students are allowed 10 excused absences a year for subsistence activities, primarily hunting. “If you don’t do subsistence activities, you die,” says the school principal in the documentary “One with the Whale,” airing this week on public television as ...Read more

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List of DVD release dates for April 23 and beyond

Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change:


23: The Beekeeper

23: Drive-Away Dolls

23: American Star

23: Harley Quinn: The Complete Fourth Season

23: Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths Part 2

23: Monolith

23: I Am Cuba

30: Mean Girls (2024)

30: Mean Girls (2004)

30: Madame...Read more

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Taylor Swift song prompts searches for Patti Smith and a response from the punk poet

Two years ago, Swifties were Googling Joni Mitchell due to “whispers” of Taylor Swift portraying the folk legend in a biopic.

Mitchell responded with “If she’s going to sing and play me, good luck.” But that’s neither here nor there.

The association inspired many among her fan base to dig into one of the greatest singer-songwriters...Read more

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'It's the dream.' Celine Dion fighting to return to stage

Celine Dion has objectives as she battles Stiff Person Syndrome.

“I want to be the best I can be, ” Dion says in an interview in the new edition of Vogue France. “My goal is to see the Eiffel Tower again!”

A return to live performance, someday, is also motivating the superstar resident of Lake Las Vegas. But while Dion is steadfast in ...Read more

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Q&A: David Fincher talks us through the off-screen torture of making 'Seven'

By any reasonable measure, David Fincher had made it by 1990. He was directing rapturous music videos for Madonna ("Express Yourself," "Vogue") and doing lucrative ads for top brands worldwide. The production company he co-founded, Propaganda Films, had cornered the MTV market, helping launch the careers of such future notables as Spike Jonze ...Read more

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New on DVD: School back in session for new class of 'Mean Girls'

An updated take on a beloved high school comedy tops the DVD releases for the week of April 23.

"Mean Girls": An adaptation of the musical based on the 2004 film, starring Angourie Rice as Cady Heron and Reneé Rapp as Regina George.

"There’s a lot of fun onscreen in this 'Mean Girls' ... but it also feels like a condensed skim of the story ...Read more


Dear Swifties: No, the missing '1′ on Taylor's typewriter isn't an Easter egg -- it's how the machines are designed

PHILADELPHIA — The release of Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department introduced a new crowd to vintage typewriters last week. But a lack of understanding around how the machines were first built is causing a flurry of miscalculated fan theories.

In promotional videos for Swift’s new album, she’s seen using an old typewriter. When ...Read more

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Nicki Minaj throws bracelet back into crowd after nearly getting hit onstage

Nicki Minaj proved to not be here for the nonsense after a fan threw an object at her during a concert — she threw it right back.

The 12-time Grammy nominated rapper was captured on video intercepting a pink bracelet and then hurling it into the audience during the Detroit stop of her Pink Friday 2 World Tour.

The incident happened while she...Read more

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Kid Cudi breaks foot jumping off Coachella stage, abruptly ends set

Kid Cudi broke his foot Sunday after jumping from a stage at the Coachella festival in Indio, California, ending his set early.

The 40-year-old rapper, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, jumped down while performing “Memories” in the Sahara tent, landed awkwardly and rolled over, according to fan footage.

Security guards helped him to his ...Read more

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After arrest, Morgan Wallen says he's 'not proud' of tossing chair off bar's sixth floor

Morgan Wallen has broken his silence about his April 8 arrest on suspicion of throwing a chair from the top of a six-story Nashville bar.

The “One Thing at a Time” and “Whiskey Glasses” singer said in a Friday tweet that he’s “not proud” of his behavior and that he accepts responsibility for his part in the incident that played ...Read more

Rapper Chris King, friend of Justin Bieber and Trippie Redd, killed in Nashville

The rapper Chris King, who was close friends with Justin Bieber and collaborated with Trippie Redd, was killed early Saturday morning in Nashville, according to police reports. He was 32.

The artist, born Christopher Cheeks, was in an alleyway between Hayes and Church streets in Nashville at 2:30 a.m. with a 29-year-old man (who was not named) ...Read more

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'CSI: Vegas,' the iconic show's second life, has been snuffed out

LAS VEGAS — Like many of its victims of the past week, “CSI: Vegas” has been cut down in its prime.

The reboot of the series that put Las Vegas on the television map won’t live to see a Season 4. According to multiple news outlets, it’s been canceled by CBS to make room for new dramas, including “NCIS: Origins,” a new take on “...Read more

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Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman battle it out before joining forces in 'Deadpool and Wolverine' trailer

After a 30-second Super Bowl teaser sent Marvel fans into a frenzy, the full trailer for “Deadpool and Wolverine” dropped Monday morning, featuring all the hallmarks of a “Deadpool” movie: extravagant fight scenes, fourth-wall-breaking and plenty of F-bombs.

In the trailer, Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool is enlisted by the Time Variance ...Read more


Beyonce video revealing natural waist-length hair leaves critics on mute

A new video on Beyoncé‘s Instagram has set the record straight about her natural hair and shut down any criticism that she’s unqualified to sell hair care products because she wears wigs.

Since the launch of her hair care line, Cécred, fans have posted videos demonstrating how the products perform on their hair, but now Queen Bey and her ...Read more

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Chris Pratt blasted for secretly demolishing historic LA home to build 'McMansion'

Chris Pratt has long had his online detractors who’ve dubbed him Hollywood’s “worst Chris.” Now, the “Guardians of the Galaxy” star has angered a new segment of American society — architecture fans and preservationists.

News outlets recently learned that Pratt and his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger, quietly bought a 20th century ...Read more

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Eric Braeden of 'Young and the Restless' nominated for first Daytime Emmy in 20 years

Eric Braeden, the actor who has spent 40-plus years playing self-made businessman Victor Newman on "The Young and the Restless," has just been honored with his 10th Daytime Emmy nomination — two decades after his first win.

Braeden, nominated for lead performance in a daytime drama series, hasn't been recognized for his role since 2004, as he...Read more

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Bette Midler wants to play Melissa Schemmenti's mother on 'Abbott Elementary.' That's a good idea

PHILADELPHIA — As far as we are concerned, legendary songstress and actress Bette Midler has the right idea.

On Sunday, Midler announced on X, the platform formally known as Twitter, she wants to play Melissa Schemmenti’s (played by Lisa Ann Walter) mom on ABC’s hit mockumentary Abbott Elementary.

“Since I’m now using this website to...Read more