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'Things I've never done in private before': Andrew Garfield pushes the 'Mainstream'

The new film “Mainstream,” directed and co-written by Gia Coppola, attempts to capture this current moment of social media influencers and online personalities with both a sense of emotional empathy and satiric bite. Actress Maya Hawke described the film as, “a Grimm’s fairy tale of the social media era.”

In the movie, Hawke plays a ...Read more

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Joy, tears and Billie Eilish: Essential workers revel in Hollywood Bowl return

LOS ANGELES – It had been a long time since Allen Cortez and his wife had a date night. As a Kaiser Permanente ICU nurse in a COVID-19 ward, Cortez spent the last 13 months on the frontlines of the pandemic, taking one tragic day at a time as his team worked to understand the novel coronavirus and how to deal with its baffling array of ...Read more

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Breaking down 'Mare of Easttown's' most shocking moment yet

The following contains major spoilers from the fifth episode of HBO's "Mare of Easttown."

In our eyes, there's no such thing as too much discussion of HBO's already-much-discussed crime drama "Mare of Easttown," starring Kate Winslet as Mare Sheehan, a memorably accented, Wawa-loving police detective in Delaware County, Pa. — where she's ...Read more

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You loved/feared him in 'Undoing': Check out Donald Sutherland's 7 best

Are the Oscars trolling Donald Sutherland?

He has never received a competitive Oscar. In fact, the Canadian has never even been nominated for one, despite terrific performances in at least a dozen great films by directors such as Robert Altman, Federico Fellini, Nicolas Roeg, Alan J. Pakula and Robert Redford. But, if you're a regular Oscar ...Read more

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Commentary: Learning to speak 'Fox News' could be useful in the post-COVID era

Americans will soon — at long last — be mingling in bars, restaurants and live event venues from coast to coast.

But considering how we’ve all been consuming massive amounts of media from different outlets while hunkered down during the pandemic, many of us are going to have very different ideas about what the country has become over the ...Read more

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Netflix's life of Halston is all about the fashion. Here's the story behind 9 key looks

Halston, the mononymous American fashion designer whose stripped-back, body-freeing take on luxury — caftans, halter dresses and acres of Ultrasuede — was a defining look of the '70s, continues to fascinate.

Maybe that's because his career, now more than three decades in the rearview mirror, still feels so contemporary, both in terms of his...Read more

Album reviews: St. Vincent, Tom Jones, Jen Shyu & Jade Tongue

St. Vincent

"Daddy's Home"

(Loma Vista ***)

Every St. Vincent album comes with a fresh concept and persona.

On 2014′s "St. Vincent," singer and shape-shifter Annie Clark was a "near future cult leader." On 2017′s "Masseduction," she was "like a dominatrix at a mental institution," pealing off wicked guitar solos while done up in latex ...Read more

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David Zurawik: Amazon's 'The Underground Railroad' offers an epic, illuminating journey through slavery and beyond

The images in Amazon’s “The Underground Railroad” are searing, challenging, graphic and, in some cases, tender and poetic. They will remain in my mind’s eye and, I believe, the collective unconscious of all who see them long after the final credits roll. This is a special, even epic, screen production from Academy Award-winning director ...Read more

Relax. Don Lemon is not leaving CNN: 'Didn't mean to set the internet on fire'

Longtime CNN anchor Don Lemon has big news to share — but don’t worry: It’s not what you think.

Lemon took to social media Saturday morning to set the record straight after delivering what many believed to be a farewell message to CNN during Friday’s installment of “CNN Tonight.” It turns out that interpretation was a false alarm, ...Read more

Lynda Hirsh Soap Opera Summaries For This Week

"THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL": Liam's delight at reconciling with Hope is lessened as he continues to be haunted by running down Vinnie. Bill tells Liam to quit sniveling about the accident. Hope tells Brooke that Liam is acting oddly. Zoe asks Quinn to help her reconcile with Carter. As Quinn is doing what her friend asks, she and Carter flirt. ...Read more

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With 'Happy to Be Here,' Second City dips toe into a tentative return

CHICAGO — On Thursday night at 7 p.m., following hard upon 448 canceled shows, the cast of The Second City stood on their storied stage and looked out at a clutch of masked people, sitting in small, separated groups in the dark.

“Holy (expletive),” one of them said. “People.”

For anyone who has been going to Wells Street for decades,...Read more


The 'Bridgerton' universe is expanding: All about Netflix's new prequel series

Netflix has crowned the star of its latest “Bridgerton” project.

The streaming giant announced Friday that the “Bridgerton” universe is expanding with a prequel series centering on Queen Charlotte, Lady Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury, played by Golda Rosheuvel, Ruth Gemmell and Adjoa Andoh, respectively, in executive producer Shonda...Read more

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Mary McNamara: Ellen DeGeneres announced the end of her show. Then somehow, she made things worse

Here is an important fact of American culture: If you are going to quit your job simply because you’re tired of it, you do not ask Oprah Winfrey to do your exit interview.

If you are super-famous, as Ellen DeGeneres is, you might ask Savannah Guthrie, as Ellen DeGeneres did, but Oprah remains the goddess of difficult life transitions. If you ...Read more

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Obsessed with Olivia Rodrigo's new song? Good 4 u. She's performing it on 'SNL'

To quote Olivia Rodrigo’s latest single, her career is really taking off.

Days after performing her viral hit “Drivers License” and meeting Taylor Swift at the Brit Awards, Rodrigo dropped an edgy music video for her new song, “Good 4 U,” on Friday — the same day the second season of her TV series premiered on Disney+.

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Chrissy Teigen's 'Cravings' cookware line no longer available on Target's website

It seems Chrissy Teigen is stepping out of the frying pan and into the fire.

As of Friday, the former Sports Illustrated model’s line of cookware, “Cravings by Chrissy Teigen,” has been scrubbed from Target’s website. And while the disappearance of her products occurred amid recent accusations of cyberbullying, the retail giant has ...Read more


Madame Tussauds relocates Prince Harry and Meghan wax figures far away from royals

No more royal court for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as far as Madame Tussauds in London is concerned.

The legendary wax museum has revealed that figures of the runways royals has been officially been moved away from Queen Elizabeth and the rest of Britain’s royal family following their decision to step down from official duties.

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'Woman in the Window' review: Amy Adams comes down with a bad case of 'Rear Window'-itis

Everything has a chance to go wrong with a movie long before the actors show up. The latest proof of this truth just

Taken from a bestselling novel by Daniel Mallory writing under the pseudonym A.J. Finn, “The Woman in the Window” comes from director Joe Wright. Like all filmmakers he is fallible. He also has “Atonement,” the supple ...Read more

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The frenzied rush to prep the Hollywood Bowl for its first concert of the COVID-19 era

LOS ANGELES — "Cock-a-doodle-doo!"

The sound erupts joyfully from the giant speakers flanking the Hollywood Bowl hatch shell on a recent overcast afternoon. The historic venue is waking up after an 18-month hibernation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, which canceled an entire season for the first time in 98 years and accelerated the Los ...Read more

Keegan-Michael Key's 'Saturday Night Live' hosting gig could be full of Detroit references

A fake Gretchen Whitmer drinking a Bell's Oberon during a sketch in February seemed like the ultimate "Saturday Night Live" moment for metro Detroit.

But when Keegan-Michael Key hosts "SNL" on Saturday, it could surpass that whole governor-craft beer thing.

Born in Southfield, Michigan, raised in the Motor City and a proud alum of the local ...Read more

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The Temptations launching 60th anniversary celebration with touring, music, other projects

It's a diamond milestone for one of Detroit's iconic music acts.

The Temptations have announced a yearlong 60th anniversary celebration that will include a host of activity, including music releases, a video series and a planned return to live performing. More projects will be announced in coming weeks.

Additionally, the commemorative hit show...Read more