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Nina Metz: What happened to sports shows -- scripted stories or sports journalism -- for the casual viewer?

Earlier this month, HBO announced its long-running newsmagazine “Real Sports” would be ending after the current season. Also canceled this month: HBO’s “Winning Time,” the scripted series about the L.A. Lakers transformation in the 1980s under P.T. Barnum-esque ownership of Jerry Buss.

When it comes to sports, HBO is pivoting away ...Read more

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SAG-AFTRA and the studios to resume talks

LOS ANGELES — The union representing striking Hollywood actors has agreed to resume bargaining with the major studios.

SAG-AFTRA, which represents 160,000 performers, and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which bargains on behalf of the major entertainment companies, said in a joint statement they will meet on Monday to...Read more

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Angelina Jolie finally talks aftermath of Brad Pitt divorce, 7 years post-split

Angelina Jolie is finally speaking about the aftermath of her tumultuous divorce from Brad Pitt.

The “Girl, Interrupted” Oscar winner, 48, admitted in Vogue’s latest cover story that she and her brood are “still finding our footing” following the demise of her brief but widely publicized marriage to Pitt. This month marks seven years ...Read more

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Spice opens up about Erica Mena using a racist slur: 'I can't trigger you to be a racist'

Spice has opened up about the moment that "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" co-star Erica Mena called her a racist slur that led to Mena getting fired from the reality TV show.

In an MTV roundtable discussion, Spice and a handful of her "Love & Hip Hop" castmates reflected Tuesday on an episode from this season in which Mena repeatedly called the ...Read more

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Now that writers can work again, here's when daytime and late-night talk shows will return

NEW YORK — Your favorite late-night hosts will soon be getting back into the national conversation.

The resolution of the Writers Guild of America strike, which officially ended on Wednesday, means NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” and ...Read more

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Matty Healy says the 1975 will take an 'indefinite hiatus' from performing after this tour

The 1975 announced this week that the band will go on an "indefinite hiatus" from performing after the end of its ongoing tour, which ends in the spring.

The band made the announcement during Tuesday's performance in Sacramento, California, at the Golden 1 Center, the first stop of its Still ... At Their Very Best tour.

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Gwen Stefani embraces Blake Shelton's Oklahoma life: 'Nature, and God, is all right there'

LOS ANGELES — She's from suburban Orange County — he's from rural Oklahoma.

And two years into their marriage, Gwen Stefani has learned to embrace the "dirt" of the ranch life with her husband and fellow musical artist, Blake Shelton.

"I am not really a dirt person, a bug person, I don't like that much humidity," Stefani told People in an...Read more

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'The Creator' review: Rise of the machines! But who's the real enemy here?

Even with its story hiccups — and by the end, they’re practically contagious — “The Creator” creates images of the future you have not seen before, at least not quite this way. The movie is messy and knotty but co-writer and director Gareth Edwards has yet to make an uninteresting piece of science fiction.

This is his fourth feature, ...Read more

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'Fair Play' review: Big final stretch hurts promising relationship thriller

Sometimes, what you want from a film and what it wants to give you are two different things.

That was the case for us with "Fair Play," a thriller from Netflix getting a limited theatrical release this week before hitting the streaming platform on Oct. 6.

It isn't that it goes in a different direction from what we'd hoped that gives us ...Read more

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Bruce Springsteen postpones remainder of 2023 tour dates because of peptic ulcer disease

The Boss is going to step away from work for a while.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band announced Wednesday that they will be postponing their remaining 2023 tour dates so that Springsteen can continue to receive treatment for peptic ulcer disease.

The "Dancing in the Dark" singer shared the news Wednesday on social media.

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Morgan Wallen enlists Peyton and Eli Manning to announce he's extending concert tour

The Manning brothers are proving they can do it all: football, acting, comedy, broadcasting and now, Morgan Wallen concert promotion.

Peyton and Eli Manning lent a helping hand to country megastar Wallen to assist him in announcing his 2024 U.S. tour dates.

The announcement video, which dropped Tuesday, begins with Peyton Manning donning a ...Read more

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Why some Bad Bunny fans think his new song, 'Un Preview,' is about horse girl Kendall Jenner

LOS ANGELES — Is Bad Bunny's steamy new single an ode to his girlfriend and certified horse girl Kendall Jenner? A number of fans certainly think so.

The reggaetón sensation released his latest song, "Un Preview," on Monday, and internet sleuths have wasted no time unpacking the sexy, lovestruck lyrics on social media.

Naturally, the ...Read more

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Cher accused of arranging 2022 abduction of adult son to keep him from estranged wife: docs

Cher is accused of arranging the 2022 abduction of her adult son, Elijah Blue Allman, to keep him from getting back together with his estranged wife, according to newly released court documents.

Allman’s wife, Marie Angela King, accused the musical icon, 77, of hiring four men to break into the couple’s hotel room last November, during ...Read more

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Replacement of Hattie McDaniel's missing Oscar to be gifted to Howard University

The first Oscar to be awarded to a Black performer will be restored as a gift to the very first Black college in America.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday that Hattie McDaniel’s dying wish to have her historic honor in the halls of Howard University will be fulfilled — once again.

McDaniel, who won the best...Read more

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Kim Zolciak asks court to dismiss Kroy Biermann's divorce filing because they're still having sex

The ongoing divorce battle between Kim Zolciak and Kroy Biermann has yet again gotten more complicated due to claims that the estranged couple are continuing to engage in “marital sexual relations.”

The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” alum claims in new legal documents that she and the former NFL player have been intimate on multiple ...Read more

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Jonathan Van Ness defends trans rights in Dax Shepard debate: 'I feel like I'm talking to my dad'

Jonathan Van Ness defended transgender rights this week in an emotional debate with Dax Shepard, which the "Queer Eye" personality said felt like "talking to my dad."

"I could just cry because I'm so tired of having to fight for little kids because they just want to be included," Van Ness said while their voice cracked and they broke down in ...Read more

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Review: Silly fun, gentle charm power 'PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie'

If you happen find yourself at “PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie,” it is more than likely you’re already familiar with the denizens of Adventure City, and have already quelled any lingering concerns about the fact that this accident-prone hamlet is protected by a private platoon of puppies, piloting an alarming array of heavy machinery, led by...Read more

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Commentary: Funny, sad, smart and human: 'Reservation Dogs' was an ode to individualism and communal life

[This article contains spoilers for Season 3 of “Reservation Dogs,” including the finale.]

This week brings us to the end of FX on Hulu’s beautiful “Reservation Dogs,” a comedy about Native American life that is checking out on its own terms after three seasons. Its teenage protagonists — Bear (D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai), Elora Danan (...Read more

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'Fair Play' review: Spicy erotic thriller examines sexual politics at work and in bedroom

You're not ready for "Fair Play," an erotic thriller wrapped in barbed wire that throws back to the genre's '80s and '90s heyday while rooting itself firmly in the present.

Writer-director Chloe Domont plants her flag in the ground and makes a serious name for herself with her debut feature — she's a veteran of cable dramas such as "Suits," "...Read more

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Review: Bedroom and boardroom intrigue abounds in Netflix's wickedly entertaining 'Fair Play'

Chloe Domont's "Fair Play," a smart, crackling thriller about sex, money, gender and power in the modern age, begins with a wickedly funny omen. Emily (Phoebe Dynevor) and Luke (Alden Ehrenreich), hot and horny and deliriously happy, have slipped away from a wedding reception (not theirs) for a bathroom quickie — an ill-timed tryst in every ...Read more