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'Couples Therapy' review: Most reality TV stokes conflict, this Showtime series looks at what it means to do the opposite

After the second season of “Couples Therapy” aired on Showtime last year, a publicist hired by one of the couples reached out to offer an interview. “Couples Therapy” may be a high-minded nonfiction show but it falls into the reality TV space nonetheless and the publicist’s inquiry drove that home. The show depicts real therapy, on ...Read more

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Nina Metz: Hollywood won't save us from school shootings. Neither will cop shows

It’s not the job of any one TV show or film to persuade politicians to care about the people they serve.

That didn’t stop a viewer from reaching out to “Abbott Elementary” creator and star Quinta Brunson asking that she write a school shooting episode for her ABC sitcom: “Formulate an angle that would get our government to understand ...Read more

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Neal Justin: David Letterman should join the '60 Minutes' team

David Letterman may have given us more laughs than anyone in TV history. There's plenty of supporting evidence of it on his new YouTube channel, which is constantly being updated with classic clips from his past late-night shows, a treasure trove for those who believe Stupid Pet Tricks is three times funnier than watching Lucille Ball stuff ...Read more

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Kenny Loggins rides into the 'Danger Zone' once more (and he can still hit those high notes)

Kenny Loggins had already established himself as a pop star — first as half of the rootsy Loggins & Messina, then as a yacht-rocking solo act — by the time he became the unofficial king of the movie soundtrack in the early 1980s. There was “I’m Alright,” from “Caddyshack.” There was the title track from “Footloose.” And of ...Read more

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17 'Top Gun' callbacks to watch for in 'Top Gun: Maverick'

If you feel the need — the need for nostalgic callbacks galore — worry not. “Top Gun: Maverick” has you covered.

Tom Cruise is back in the cockpit as U.S. Navy airman Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, 36 years after he flew to superstardom in the 1986 hit “Top Gun.” He’s now an experimental test pilot hiding from the ghosts of his ...Read more

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Andy Fletcher, Depeche Mode co-founder and keyboardist, dies at 60

Andy Fletcher, a founding member of multiplatinum new wave band Depeche Mode, has died. He was 60.

The keyboard player helped define the sound of 1980s and ’90s synth-pop and alternative rock through hits including “Just Can’t Get Enough,” “Personal Jesus,” “Enjoy the Silence” and “People Are People.”

Fletcher’s death was...Read more

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Ray Liotta, star of 'Goodfellas and 'Field of Dreams,' dies at 67

Ray Liotta, who broke out in Hollywood in the mob classic “Goodfellas” and starred in “Field of Dreams,” has died. He was 67.

The actor died overnight in his sleep in the Dominican Republic while shooting the film “Dangerous Waters,” his spokeswoman, Jennifer Allen, confirmed to the Los Angeles Times Thursday.

No health issues or ...Read more

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Justin Timberlake latest artist to sell entire music catalog – for a reported $100M

Justin Timberlake is waving “bye, bye, bye” to his music.

The 10-time Grammy Award-winning superstar is the latest music artist to part ways with his music catalog.

News that he sold the rights to his song catalog to Hipgnosis Song Management, a billion-dollar fund backed by private equity firm Blackstone, broke Thursday.

First reported ...Read more

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As trial with Depp winds down, Amber Heard feels 'harassed, humiliated, threatened'

Amber Heard fought back against questions from one of Johnny Depp‘s attorneys Thursday as she returned to the stand on the final day of testimony in the former spouses’ long-running defamation case.

Heard first gave rebuttal testimony about the ill effects she says she’s suffered since former Depp attorney Adam Waldman made comments about...Read more

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Ellen DeGeneres has left the building: 'When we started the show, I couldn't say "gay"'

After 19 seasons, thousands of celebrity interviews, hundreds of pranks, countless dance breaks and nearly two decades, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has officially come to an end.

The emotional series finale of the daytime talk series premiered Thursday, following 2020's wave of public scrutiny and reports of a toxic work environment on set. ...Read more

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'Goodfellas,' 'Field of Dreams' star Ray Liotta dead at 67

Actor Ray Liotta, best known for playing Henry Hill in the New York City-set mob flick “Goodfellas,” has died at age 67.

The Newark, New Jersey, native died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting his new movie, “Dangerous Waters,” his publicist confirmed to the Daily News Thursday.

His fiancee, Jacy Nittolo, was ...Read more

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'Frontline' teams up with Star Tribune for documentary on Minneapolis police

MINNEAPOLIS — During nearly 40 years of investigative journalism, "Frontline" has crisscrossed the world, reporting on everything from the rise of Vladimir Putin in Russia to the fall of apartheid in South Africa.

This time, the focus is on the Twin Cities.

"Police on Trial," debuting at 10 p.m. ET Tuesday on PBS, examines Minneapolis law ...Read more

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Amber Heard wants Johnny Depp to 'leave me alone' as she returns to stand in defamation trial

Amber Heard said she wants ex-husband Johnny Depp to “leave me alone” and described feeling “humiliated” throughout their defamation trial as she returned to the witness stand Thursday for a final day of testimony.

The actress, who claims Depp abused her, told the seven-person jury at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Virginia ...Read more

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Jimmy Kimmel makes plea to lawmakers after Texas shooting: 'These are our children'

Late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel struggled to keep his composure Wednesday while speaking about the shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, that killed two teachers and 19 children.

In an emotional plea, the father of four urged lawmakers to correct their mistakes and enact stricter gun legislation to prevent another tragedy like the ...Read more

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No, Quinta Brunson isn't going to make an 'Abbott Elementary' episode about the Texas school shooting

Quinta Brunson wants everyone to go back to school on the enjoyment factor of mass shootings.

The “Abbott Elementary” creator shared her disgust Wednesday with fans of the ABC hit mockumentary who were asking her to write a school shooting into an episode after the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

“People are that ...Read more

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10 times Ellen DeGeneres scared the hell out of her celebrity guests

During nearly two decades on air, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" set itself apart from other daytime talk series by relentlessly pranking its staff, studio audience and celebrity guests.

Over the years, DeGeneres has terrorized hundreds of suspecting and unsuspecting victims backstage, in their dressing rooms and onstage — with varying results. ...Read more

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'Top Gun: Maverick's' F-18 flights cost new Tom Cruise film $11,374 an hour

The U.S. Navy lent Tom Cruise F/A-18 Super Hornets for the new “Top Gun” movie. The only catches: The studio paid as much as $11,374 an hour to use the advanced fighter planes — and Cruise couldn’t touch the controls.

The “Mission: Impossible” star, famous for performing his own stunts, insisted that all the actors portraying pilots...Read more

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Johnny Depp trial is driving a new online economy. This ex-LA prosecutor is all in

LOS ANGELES — Emily D. Baker is exasperated. In the penultimate week of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's defamation trial, Baker at times rises from her seat in her home studio or fans herself with a small blue book of the federal rules of evidence as she delivers a steaming critique of Heard's attorney Elaine Bredehoft.

"This is preposterous, ...Read more

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What's next for Ellen DeGeneres once her talk show goes off the air?

Sixteen-time Emmy Award winner Ellen DeGeneres will bid farewell to daytime-TV viewers on Thursday during the series finale of her long-running talk show. And it could be a while before audiences see her again on the big — or small — screen.

After more than 3,000 episodes, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” host isn’t jumping on any major ...Read more

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Television Q&A: Will TLC once again 'Say Yes to the Dress'?

You have questions. I have some answers.

Q: Is “Say Yes to the Dress” coming back on TLC?

A: I say yes. The series will mark 15 years on the air beginning July 9 with Randy and the Kleinfeld crew dealing with new brides-to-be, including one who got engaged just hours before her appointment.

Q: Will Hallmark’s “Chesapeake Shores” be ...Read more