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Why some fans of Netflix reality-show star Hana Kimura blame her death on cyberbullying

LOS ANGELES -- The death of 22-year-old Hana Kimura, a Japanese pro wrestler starring in the newest season of the Netflix reality show "Terrace House," is swiftly morphing into a narrative about the possible perils of cyberbullying.

An official cause of death has not yet been announced. However, speculation grew Saturday that Kimura killed ...Read more

Lynda Hirsh Soap Opera Summaries For This Week

"DAYS OF OUR LIVES": Brady tells Victor the only way he will forgive Victor is if he fires Xander. Victor doesn't want to since Xander saved Maggie's life, but he gives in. Zander hits rock bottom as Sarah wants nothing to do with him and he has lost his job. Justin overhears Kayla referring to Steve as the love of her life. Orpheus orders ...Read more

Lynda Hirsh On This Week's TV Gossip

Two iconic actors with soap affiliations died this week, Fred Willard and Jerry Stiller. Both celebrated actors have movie and TV credits a mile long, and they died a day apart. Willard's credits include "Waiting for Guffman," "Best in Show" and "This Is Spinal Tap." The flicks are a must-see. On TV, he was Amy's dad in "Everybody Loves Raymond"...Read more

Camera tricks, actor barriers and no fruit platters: Georgia's recommendations for film sets

No more open calls for casting, clear barriers between actors and an end to self-service fruit platters.

Those are among the recommendations to film crews that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp released Friday in the first statewide COVID-19 health and safety guidance for the film industry there. The 11-page document was developed in cooperation with ...Read more

As movie theaters begin to reopen, 'The Outpost' sets July 2 event release

With pandemic-shuttered movie theaters cautiously inching toward a hoped-for reopening this summer, Fathom Events announced Friday that it will hold special event screenings of the military thriller "The Outpost" on 500 screens July 2, followed by a more limited theatrical run.

The screenings of the Rod-Lurie directed film, starring Scott ...Read more

The 1975's Matty Healy has an adorable new puppy and a bonkers new album

Matty Healy ruffled his grown-out Mohawk and took a drag from a cigarette as he gazed through a window at the spring-green English countryside.

"I suppose I think of this as my second rehab stint," said the 1975's frontman, who spent several weeks in a Barbados facility in 2017 addressing his addiction to heroin. This time, of course, he was ...Read more

Actress Lori Loughlin, husband enter guilty pleas in college admissions scandal

Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband pleaded guilty Friday to charges of fraud in the college admissions scandal, admitting they scammed their daughters' way into USC with lies and illegal payments.

How long Loughlin and her husband J. Mossimo Giannulli will spend in prison for their crimes remains undecided. The judge in the case must still ...Read more

Karla Peterson: Memorial Day weekend entertainment that will take you somewhere special

When every day is no day in particular, and weekends don't have their same old ejector-seat allure, what does a three-day weekend mean? We're about to find out.

With the Memorial Day weekend around the corner but so much of public life still off the table, we will have to explore some new holiday frontiers. If you prefer to do your adventuring ...Read more

15 sperm samples. A mom-to-be. 'Labor of Love' star says it's not as crazy as you think

Imagine you're an accomplished, attractive 41-year-old single woman who is eager to start a family. In 2020, there are options available: You could look into adoption or a sperm donor, or you could keep swiping in hopes of finding the ideal partner and co-parent.

Or, if you're Kristy Katzmann, there's reality TV.

She is the star of "Labor of ...Read more

John Krasinski's 'Some Good News' will have a new home — and host

Some Good News for fans of "Some Good News."

The popular digital series, created and originally hosted by John Krasinski, has been acquired by ViacomCBS. Future episodes will feature a new, yet-to-be-announced host and premiere on CBS All Access. It's also expected to air on the company's linear TV channels, including Comedy Central, which is ...Read more

Review: 'Military Wives' follows familiar paths to harmony for Memorial Day weekend

Combine the inherent pathos of a group of army spouses waiting for their partners to return from war with the sure-fire inspirational uplift of preparing for an important musical performance and you get the dependable-to-a-fault British film "Military Wives."

Upon seeing their men (and one woman) deployed to Afghanistan, the women of Flitcroft ...Read more

'Contagion' director Steven Soderbergh on Hollywood reopening: 'We're going to get back to work'

When the before times turned into the quaran-times, many people turned to the movie "Contagion" looking for something like answers. The 2011 movie, directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Scott Z. Burns, was part procedural drama, part horror thriller as it methodically told the tale of a global pandemic, one that started in Asia, spread ...Read more

Oh Boy! John Prine tribute show to stream on Facebook, YouTube

Fans of great songwriting definitely won't want to miss "Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine," which premieres at 4:30 p.m. June 11 on the late great artist's YouTube and Facebook pages as well as on other platforms.

Just think of what the guest list might look like for this tribute, given that so many acclaimed musicians -- from Bob...Read more

ABC announces 2020-21 slate, axes five shows

ABC on Friday announced a fresh roster of shows that includes a new crime thriller from David E. Kelley and an empty-nester comedy starring Kyra Sedgwick.

ABC also renewed 19 of its series, including three that were considered to be on the bubble -- "The Rookie," "Stumptown" and "Mixed-ish."

Not as fortunate were "Single Parents," "Schooled," ...Read more

Lana Del Rey hits back at social media critics: 'This is the problem with society'

Singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey defended herself Thursday after drawing criticism for a lengthy Instagram post name-checking several female artists of color.

While many perceived the message -- which named Doja Cat, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Kehlani, Nicki Minaj and Beyonce -- as a slight against her industry peers, Del Rey argued ...Read more

Will Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' be able to kick-start movie theaters in July?

Hollywood couldn't have scripted a better potential comeback story for the movie theater industry.

Warner Bros. is poised to release the latest feature from acclaimed director Christopher Nolan, one of the biggest advocates for the big-screen experience, on July 17. If his science fiction thriller, "Tenet," premieres as planned, it will be the ...Read more

What might moviegoing look like when theaters reopen after coronavirus shutdowns?

What might moviegoing look like post-shutdown? And how many of us want to find out?

When I was a kid, going out to the movies was a treat -- and, until cinema doors slammed shut a few months ago, I still thought it was. Yes, moviegoers with cellphones often were doing their best to ruin the experience for others, but I still loved everything ...Read more

If you're not paying attention to late-night TV right now, you should

Back in the 10th grade, my biology class was assigned to crossbreed fruit flies. The point was to teach us about genetics, an experiment made possible by their accelerated life cycle. They run through generations like I run through synonyms for "pandemic." The main lesson, for me anyway, was that it is not hard to fake a lab book. Perhaps that ...Read more

Inside HBO Max's scramble to launch a massive bet on streaming

Pairing Tony Soprano with Elmo and Chandler Bing was always going to be tricky.

Would the murderous mob boss befriend a red Muppet? Forget about it. Nor would Tony Soprano have much patience for the wiseguy antics of Chandler Bing, the neighbor from "Friends."

Yet here they are, pillars of a new streaming service, HBO Max, that rolls out ...Read more

Sex, Bono and depression: How Haim embraced chaos and made their most revealing album yet

In a normal world, the sisters of Haim would be looking forward to doing what they love more than anything else.

The Los Angeles trio's new album, "Women in Music Pt. III," is set to come out June 26, after which Danielle, Este and Alana Haim were planning to hit the road as they have for years.

"Touring for me is weirdly like a significant ...Read more