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With Amazon's 'A League of Their Own' reboot looming, meet a woman who long ago played on one of the girls teams

SEATTLE — When Jeneane Lesko was drafted as a pitcher by the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League’s Grand Rapids Chicks before the 1953 season, she had never played in a single baseball game.

Now 87 and a resident of Snohomish, Lesko (who played under her maiden name, DesCombes) was a fixture at the baseball field while growing ...Read more

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Minnesota novelist co-wrote new movie 'Summering,' with help from local women

MINNEAPOLIS — Because Ben Percy's daughter Madeline wanted more female heroes, the Northfield writer's new movie opens Friday, with a lot of them.

"One day, after she got off the bus, I heard the backpack dump and her going upstairs," said Percy, who writes Wolverine comics for Marvel and whose books include "Suicide Woods" and "The ...Read more

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How Toheeb Jimoh of 'Ted Lasso' found his character's home -- and his own

Sam Obisanya isn't a laugh riot on "Ted Lasso." Rather, it was likely how involving his Season 2 arc was (activism, leadership, love) that earned the actor who plays him, 25-year-old Toheeb Jimoh, his first Emmy nomination. If the dark evolution of Coach Nate (Nick Mohammed) from sweet milquetoast to burgeoning supervillain has cooled the ...Read more

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New on DVD: Dial up a night of terror with 'The Black Phone'

Ethan Hawke's return to the horror genre, this time in a villainous role, tops the DVD releases for the week of Aug. 16.

"The Black Phone": A child kidnapper called The Grabber snatches tween boys from the streets of Denver in the late 1970s in this adaptation of the short story by Joe Hill, son of Stephen King.

"There’s been a flood of ...Read more

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List of DVD release dates for Aug. 9 and beyond

Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change:

AUGUST

9: Sonic the Hedgehog 2

9: Men

9: Crimes of the Future

9: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts

9: Hot Seat

9: Last Seen Alive

9: Nitram

9: Pam & Tommy

9: Vivo

9: Harper

9: Bull: The Final Season

9: Back to the Beach (Blu...Read more

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Amazon's new 'League of Their Own' tells more female baseball stories

When producers looked at the history of women in baseball, they realized “A League of Their Own” only scratched the surface.

Underneath, there were stories about the players’ personal lives and the challenges they faced in a less-than-friendly sports world. Working off that 1940s history, creators Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham found ...Read more

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Actor Ezra Miller charged with burglary after allegedly stealing 'several bottles of alcohol'

Actor Ezra Miller once again has run afoul of the law. This time, the "Fantastic Beasts" and "The Flash" star has been charged with felony burglary in Stamford, Vermont.

On Monday, the Vermont State Police published a report that details Miller's latest alleged crime. On May 1, officials were notified of a home burglary complaint on County Road...Read more

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John Travolta remembers Olivia Newton-John, his 'incredible' 'Grease' sweetheart

Fans, peers and co-stars are honoring “Grease” lead Olivia Newton-John shortly after her death was announced Monday. The singer-actor died at 73 at her ranch in Southern California. Although a cause of death wasn’t revealed, Newton-John had fought breast cancer for 30 years.

Among those paying tribute on social media was John Travolta, ...Read more

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Britney Spears, Sam Asghari blast her ex-husband Kevin Federline for 'hurtful' remarks

Britney Spears says that her ex-husband’s remarks about her relationship with their two teenaged sons are “hurtful.”

The "...Baby One More Time” singer blasted Kevin Federline, with whom she shares sons Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, for discussing her relationship with her children in a Saturday interview with the Daily Mail. ...Read more

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John Oliver slams Warner Bros. over 'Batgirl' cancellation while explaining monkeypox

LOS ANGELES — John Oliver managed to weave a pointed dig at his employer, Warner Bros. Discovery, into the latest episode of “Last Week Tonight,” which focused on the spread of the monkeypox virus.

While setting the record straight about the monkeypox outbreak, Oliver took a moment Sunday to address Warner Bros.’ controversial decision ...Read more

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Ashton Kutcher reveals that 'super rare' disease took his hearing, vision and balance

Ashton Kutcher revealed that an autoimmune disorder took away his vision, hearing and ability to walk.

In a sneak peek of a new episode of “Running Wild With Bear Grylls: The Challenge,” obtained by Access Hollywood, Kutcher said he developed a rare autoimmune disorder called vasculitis, which can cause inflammation of the blood vessels.

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It's a boy! Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson welcome their second child

Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have welcomed their second child together.

A representative for Kardashian told The Times on Monday that the “Kardashians” star and NBA player have a new baby boy. Their son’s birth comes less than a month after news broke that the former couple would welcome the child via surrogate.

The newborn, ...Read more

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'The Queens' of Beyoncé and Madonna's 'Break My Soul' remix have spoken: 'In tears'

All hail the queens of Beyoncé and Madonna's "Break My Soul (The Queens Remix)," who are officially losing their minds over their shout-outs from the supreme Queen Bey.

Lizzo, Kelly Rowland, Jill Scott, Alicia Keys, Missy Elliott and more have responded on social media to the remix, which crowns a number of female artists — past and present ...Read more

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Top Hollywood lawyer Bert Fields dies at 93 after COVID battle

LOS ANGELES — Bert Fields, the prominent Hollywood litigator who represented such stars as Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Jackson and Mel Brooks, died Sunday. He was 93.

The Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger attorney died at his Malibu home in the presence of his wife, Barbara Guggenheim, a spokesman confirmed in a statement ...Read more

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Ryan Fellows is killed in a car crash while filming 'Street Outlaws'

Ryan Fellows, star of the Discovery Channel’s racing show “Street Outlaws: Fastest in America,” was killed in a car crash Sunday, the show confirmed on social media.

“The Street Outlaws family is heartbroken by the accident that led to the tragic death of Ryan Fellows,” the statement read on Twitter. “We extend our deepest sympathy ...Read more

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Neighbors raising money for woman whose home was burned in Anne Heche crash

A Southern California community is rallying around the woman whose home caught fire after being struck by actress Anne Heche’s car last week.

Neighbors have raised more than $50,000 to support Lynne Mishele after her Mar Vista home was destroyed in the crash that left Heche hospitalized with significant burns but in stable condition.

The ...Read more

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Snoop Dogg starring in football comedy film 'The Underdoggs' shooting in Atlanta

ATLANTA — Snoop Dogg, who shot some scenes last year in Gwinnett County for the upcoming Netflix vampire hunter film “Day Shift,” will be back in metro Atlanta soon for a new comedy, “The Underdoggs.”

The movie, which Snoop Dogg will produce with Kenya Barris (”black-ish”) and MGM, is set to begin production Sept. 26 and run for ...Read more

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'Moon Knight' star Oscar Issac confirms second season

“Moon Knight” star Oscar Isaac has seemingly confirmed production on a second season of Disney+ series “Moon Knight” is underway thanks to a viral TikTok uploaded by user @hayaattiaaa where Issac is seen alongside series director Mohamed Diab.

When asked directly about the prospect of a second season of the show in the video, Issac ...Read more

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A new doc shines a light on the Rolling Stones as individuals, not just a band

Whether or not you accept the Rolling Stones as "the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band" — and at this stage of the game there isn't any other group of stature even playing that music — they are certainly the world's most documented. The Beatles, of course, left a considerable film and photographic record, but they broke up in 1970, whereas...Read more

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Nicki Minaj to receive Video Vanguard Award at 2022 MTV Video Music Awards

Another musical milestone is on the way for Nicki Minaj.

The Queens-bred rapper will be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this month’s MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, organizers announced Monday.

Minaj, a 10-time Grammy nominee who’s sold more than 100 million records, is the second female rapper selected for the ...Read more