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Jon Batiste leaves Stephen Colbert's 'The Late Show' after seven years as bandleader

Five months after winning big at the 2022 Grammys, Jon Batiste is stepping away from his post as bandleader for Stephen Colbert’s “The Late Show.”

Colbert announced the news during Thursday night’s show. Although Batiste wasn’t in attendance, Colbert talked up his contributions.

“Sharp-eyed viewers may have noticed that Jon hasn’...Read more

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D'Arcy Carden promises the 'League of Their Own' series really is 'so gay'

At the end of the season, the ballplayers of the original “A League of Their Own” movie happily went home to their husbands. In the new show, there’s no need to pretend.

The Prime Video series, which premiered Friday, is under no illusion that the women making up the Rockford Peaches and the rest of the All-American Girls Professional ...Read more

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Ellen DeGeneres sends love to Anne Heche's family after ex is declared 'brain dead'

LOS ANGELES — After offering a tight-lipped reaction earlier this week, Ellen DeGeneres has spoken again about her former partner Anne Heche following reports that the actor is ‘brain dead’ after a fiery car crash in Mar Vista last week left her in a coma.

“This is a sad day,” DeGeneres tweeted Friday morning. “I’m sending Anne’...Read more

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Singer Michelle Branch arrested amid split from Black Keys' Patrick Carney

Just as singer-songwriter Michelle Branch announced the end of her marriage to Black Keys drummer Partrick Carney, she was arrested on Thursday after slapping her husband during an argument.

The “Everywhere” singer was taken into custody after Nashville, Tennessee, police were called to the couple’s home on Thursday for a possible ...Read more

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'A League of Their Own' series opens up world of original movie

Penny Marshall’s 1992 “A League of Their Own” movie introduced the world to a group of women who fought their way onto a baseball field, but it only featured women who were straight, white, presentable.

The new series, which premiered Friday on Prime Video, does much more.

“Our intention here is to tell the stories that the film ...Read more

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The cast of the new 'A League of Their Own' doesn't care if you don't think women should play baseball

It’s fine not to like the new “A League of Their Own” series, says the cast. But only if it’s for the right reasons.

The cast of the Prime Video show, which premiered Friday, knows how many people already have nasty ideas about the women baseball players who made up the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during World War II...Read more

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John Eastman, brother-in-law of Paul McCartney, has died: 'We had so many fun times together'

John Eastman, a beloved brother-in-law of Paul McCartney, has died, the former Beatle announced in a touching tribute Thursday.

Eastman was the brother of McCartney’s first wife, Linda, and a lawyer who represented Paul.

“Having known each other for over 50 years it is an extremely sad time for me, and our families,” McCartney wrote in ...Read more

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Britney Spears' ex-husband enters plea after crashing the pop star's June wedding

Talk about toxic.

Britney Spears’ first husband, Jason Alexander (not the “Seinfeld” star), has entered a plea in the two charges leveled at him after he crashed the pop star’s nuptials to Sam Asghari in June, TMZ reports.

The 40-year-old, who has served 64 days since he was taken into custody, has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor ...Read more

Cast of 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella' reunite for landmark film's 25th anniversary

NEW YORK — Just like magic, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” is turning 25 years old this year.

And to celebrate the landmark TV movie’s milestone, members of the original, star-studded cast will come together to celebrate with a television special later this month.

Brandy, Whoopi Goldberg, Paolo Montalban, Victor Garber, ...Read more

Kathy Hilton explains why she mistook Lizzo for Gabourey Sidibe in 'Precious'

Lizzo told her listeners "you're special," but Kathy Hilton said the Grammy-winning singer is "Precious." As in, the titular character played by Gabourey Sidibe in Lee Daniels' 2009 film.

The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star mistook the Yitty shapewear founder for Sidibe's character during Wednesday's episode of "Watch What Happens Live ...Read more

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5 shows to watch: 'Five Days at Memorial' looks at how Hurricane Katrina put hospital on life support

'Five Days at Memorial'

Ryan Murphy originally planned to adapt Sheri Fink's book for his "American Crime Story" franchise. Instead, the daunting project fell to John Ridley ("12 Years a Slave") and Carlton Cuse ("Lost"), and the eight-part series couldn't have ended up in better hands. With the help of a stellar cast, which includes Vera ...Read more

Michelle Branch announces split from Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney

Singer-songwriter Michelle Branch and Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney have split after three years of marriage.

"To say that I am totally devastated doesn't even come close to describing how I feel for myself and for my family," Branch said in a statement to People and TMZ. "The rug has been completely pulled from underneath me and now I must...Read more

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Kevin Federline thought he was shaming Britney Spears by posting those videos. Yeah, no

You just had to post those parenting videos, Kevin Federline.

Britney Spears’ public spat with her ex-husband escalated late Wednesday night when Federline uploaded three videos taken by the former spouses’ sons, Jayden and Sean Federline, as their mother, um, mothered them. The videos were from four years ago, when the boys were 11 and 12....Read more

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Jennifer Hudson hopes fans will feel on 'top of the world' with new talk show

Jennifer Hudson has some high hopes for viewers of her upcoming daytime talk show.

The Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award-winning superstar is planning to create some magic with her eponymous chatfest, which kicks off in nationally syndication on Sept. 12 — which also happens to be her birthday.

“I’m going to show you how it all happens�...Read more

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Review: It's Jamie Foxx vs Valley vampires in Netflix's bloody fun 'Day Shift'

"Day Shift" is a damned delight. One would be tempted to call it the best horror comedy of 2022 so far, but it mixes so many genres it's more like 2022's best horror-buddy-cop-cartel-drama-bounty-hunter-martial-arts-action comedy (so far).

Jamie Foxx, turning in his most enjoyable performance in years, plays Bud, a down-on-his-luck pool guy in ...Read more

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'Day Shift' review: Jamie Foxx hunts undead in so-so vampire comedy

Vampire movies should leave a mark, but "Day Shift" needs to sharpen its fangs.

Stuntman turned director J.J. Perry has a keen sense of visual action and he stages some high-powered sequences in this action comedy, even if his attempts at world building are never quite seen through. But "Day Shift" is mired by its juvenile sense of humor, which...Read more

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'Day Shift,' 'Fall': Movies to see (or skip) this weekend

Jamie Foxx and Snoop Dogg go vampire hunting in Los Angeles in "Day Shift," a pair of daredevils winds up stranded 2,000 feet in the air in "Fall" and Aubrey Plaza embraces her dark side in "Emily the Criminal," all of which are among this week's new movies and streaming titles.

Here's a look at what's new in theaters and at home this week, ...Read more

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Michael Phillips: America has an action movie problem, thanks to Netflix. 'Prey' shows 'The Gray Man' how they should be done

You know what the Netflix movies “The Gray Man,” “Red Notice” and the forthcoming Jamie Foxx vampire hunter splurch “Day Shift” accomplish? They make “Prey” over on Hulu look even better by comparison.

I saw all four in a marathon stream-a-thon at home the other day, interrupted by the usual interruptions and the occasional ...Read more

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Steve Martin and Martin Short mix it up on 'Murder,' mirth and ... 'Melrose Place'?

LOS ANGELES — Martin Short is relaxing in an Adirondack chair at his summer cottage in Rosseau, Ontario, a couple hours north of his Canadian birthplace and three time zones ahead of his longtime friend and "Only Murders in the Building" co-star, Steve Martin, who's joining us from his Santa Barbara home.

As for Martin ... well, he isn't so ...Read more

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'The Princess' review: The story of Princess Diana, as the media told it and covered it

Another documentary about Diana, Princess of Wales. What more is there to say — or be revealed — at this point? Not much. But “The Princess” on HBO, from director Ed Perkins, takes a unique approach: The film assembles news coverage that spans nearly two decades, from her 1981 engagement to Prince Charles to her 1997 car accident death ...Read more