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'Euphoria' producer Kevin Turen's cause of death revealed

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County medical examiner released the cause of death for Kevin Turen, the “Euphoria” producer who died in November.

The medical examiner listed “acute cardiac dysfunction” and “hypertrophic heart disease” as the official causes of death for Turen, 45. The office also cited coronary artery ...Read more

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Taylor Swift to rake in $100M as Spotify's top artist of 2023

Taylor Swift didn’t just enchant Spotify as its top artist of 2023, but she’s also to track to earn more than $100 million in royalties from the streaming service this year.

The “Enchanted” singer, 33, will take home that gorgeous figure after hitting 26.1 billion streams around the world since Jan. 1, People confirms.

The massive ...Read more

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Julianna Margulies and Susan Sarandon walk back explosive comments on Israel-Hamas war

Actors Susan Sarandon and Julianna Margulies are both backpedaling on incendiary statements they made about the Israel-Hamas war.

Margulies, star of "The Good Wife" and "The Morning Show," appeared on the Nov. 20 episode of the "Back Room With Andy Ostroy" podcast. In the interview, she called pro-Palestinian protesters "kids who are spewing ...Read more

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David Lynch, director of 'Twin Peaks,' headed for divorce with wife Emily Sofle

David Lynch and his wife Emily Stofle are splitting up after 14 years of marriage — Stofle filed for divorce on Friday.

Lynch, an acclaimed director, responsible for the TV series “Twin Peaks” and the movies “Mulholland Drive” and “Eraserhead,” does not appear to be in an amicable situation with his estranged wife, reports TMZ.

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Newsom-DeSantis debate draws 4.75 million viewers on Fox News

The Thursday debate between California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Fox News — the talk of the political world this past week — delivered a decent bump in the channel's ratings.

Billed as the "The Great Red State vs. Blue State Debate," the event moderated by Fox News host Sean Hannity averaged 4.75 million viewers, ...Read more

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'The Golden Bachelor' appeared to be gentler reality TV. Then came the devastating finale

"No offense, I can think whatever the f— I want right now."

When "The Golden Bachelor" debuted in September, featuring a 72-year-old widower named Gerry Turner on a quest to find the next great love of his life, it promised that a kinder, gentler version of reality TV was not only possible but that it could also be a hit with viewers looking...Read more

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Beyoncé releases new song to commemorate the 'Renaissance' movie's opening weekend

LOS ANGELES — This is Beyoncé's house, and we're just living in it.

Queen Bey dropped a new single, "My House," on Friday to herald the opening weekend of her much-anticipated concert movie, "Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé."

"A gift from the queen," exclaimed Apple Music in an Instagram post with a photo of Beyoncé dressed in metallic ...Read more

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Kelly Clarkson's ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock, ordered to pay the singer $2.6M

LOS ANGELES — Kelly Clarkson will receive a multimillion-dollar payday in her latest legal victory against ex-husband Brandon Blackstock.

Earlier this month, a California labor commissioner ruled that Blackstock owes the talk-show host and Grammy-winning singer more than $2.6 million in commissions for overstepping his managerial duties. The ...Read more

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'Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé' review: A bonafide superstar captures a very big tour, for concert movie posterity

They work on different planets, and they do their superstar thing in very different ways, but the recent Taylor Swift concert film was, you know, fine. Whereas “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé” is really good.

Beyoncé's outrageously lavish five-month 2023 concert tour’s mixture of spectacle, spangle, video immersion and dance party has ...Read more

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Shane MacGowan: Remembering this troubled genius with 5 great songs

Shane MacGowan was a troubled genius.

He struggled with drugs and alcohol, as well as numerous health problems, and fans spent decades worrying about his seemingly self-destructive behavior. Yet, he was also a Celtic punk poet of the highest order, who, at his best, would lift his main band — the legendary Pogues — to such incredible ...Read more


Felicity Huffman says college admissions scandal was 'only option' to help her daughter

LOS ANGELES — Felicity Huffman knows she took extreme and illegal measures to ensure her daughter's academic success. But the actor says that she "felt like I would be a bad mother if I didn't do it."

The "Desperate Housewives" star was among the numerous high-profile parents caught up in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal of 2019...Read more

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Julianna Margulies said what? Actor faces backlash over podcast discussion around Israel-Hamas war

Loads of social media users are wondering what just came out of Julianna Margulies' mouth.

The "Good Wife" and "Morning Show" actor is in hot water for comments she made about antisemitism and what she says is the lack of support by the Black and LGBTQ+ communities for Israel in the wake of the Oct. 7 Hamas attack.

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Movie review: 'Family Switch' contrived, but cast makes it fun

Just when I thought I was never going to have to review another body-switching movie, along comes “Family Switch” from Netflix for the holidays. Directed by the filmmaker known as McG, whose credits include “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” and “Terminator Salvation,” and scripted by Victoria Strouse (“Let It Snow”), Adam ...Read more

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Gerry Turner speaks on 'The Golden Bachelor' finale and its two endings: One happy, one brutal

[This article contains spoilers for the season finale of "The Golden Bachelor."]

LOS ANGELES — Gerry Turner vowed to find love and happiness when he was named "The Golden Bachelor." Although the 72-year-old widower has reached his goal, his happy ending was nearly overshadowed by a woman's shattering heartbreak.

After starting out with a ...Read more

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André 3000 has longest song ever on Billboard's Hot 100

André 3000 was clearly not trying to generate a pop hit single from his “New Blue Sun” instrumental album, but one song debuted this week on the Billboard Hot 100 and it is now officially the longest-running song to ever make it on the chart over its 65-year history.

His comically titled “I Swear, I Really Wanted to Make a ‘Rap’ ...Read more

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Review: Beyoncé's 'Renaissance' might be the best superhero movie of 2023

Of course, everyone is going to compare the new Beyoncé film to the other concert movie put out this fall by a heavily sequined pop megastar with one of the biggest tours of the century. Forget Taylor Swift, though.

Better comparisons for "Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé" might be to "Captain Marvel," "Spider-Man," "Ant-Man" and "Guardians of ...Read more

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Review: 'Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé' captures megastar in front of, behind curtain

Sure it's a concert film, but it's so much more than that: "Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé" is a startlingly intimate portrait of the 42-year-old singer, cultural icon and singular force of nature, capturing her during and behind the scenes of her 2023 Renaissance World Tour.

The concert footage is remarkable, much of the movements performed ...Read more

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Review: Stevie Nicks spun an expertly calibrated musical web at her San Diego concert

SAN DIEGO — Stevie Nicks has been in a select class since she sang and spun her way to stardom in the mid-1970s as a member of Fleetwood Mac. Five decades later, she has risen to an even more select class as her often-stirring Wednesday night concert at San Diego State University's Viejas Arena reaffirmed.

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NBC renews 'Found' for a second season

ATLANTA — NBC is giving freshman drama “Found” a second season.

The show, starring Shanola Hampton (”Shameless”) and Mark-Paul Gosselaar (”Saved By The Bell”) and shot in metro Atlanta, received positive reviews when it debuted last fall and garnered solid ratings. It averaged 5.18 million viewers on traditional TV after seven ...Read more

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'You scumbag, you maggot': For broken romantics, nothing says Christmas like 'Fairytale of New York'

A reading from the book of Shane MacGowan:

It was Christmas Eve, babe, in the drunk tank

An old man said to me, "Won't see another one"

And then he sang a song: "The Rare Old Mountain Dew"

I turned my face away and dreamed about you

Have you ever heard a better opening to a song than that one, from "Fairytale of New York" by MacGowan's ...Read more