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Singer Seal faces investigation over woman's battery allegation

The singer Seal is the subject of a sexual battery investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department after a former Malibu neighbor made accusations against him, authorities said.

The woman made the accusation this weekend when deputies responded to a disturbance call in Malibu involving the woman, authorities said. Deputies ...Read more

Timothée Chalamet will donate his salary from a Woody Allen film to three charities

Timothee Chalamet, who appears in three critically acclaimed awards contenders this season in "Lady Bird," "Hostiles" and "Call Me by Your Name," has certainly been on enough red carpets to have answered dozens of questions about representation, Hollywood inequities, sexual misconduct and more.

Apparently it was enough for him to rethink his ...Read more

'Glee' was a departure for 'Assassination' star Darren Criss

LOS ANGELES -- The title of the new FX short-run series, "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story," suggests the production focuses on the noted designer who was gunned down in front of his Miami mansion. The death of Versace at the hands of Andrew Cunanan is one of the biggest moments in the nine-part series, but the heart of ...Read more

King of this jungle? 'Jumanji,' of course

LOS ANGELES -- A comedic adventure flick about being teleported into a video game outplayed a political drama over the four-day MLK weekend as "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" retained its top spot at the domestic box office. The Sony movie outpaced "The Post," about The Washington Post's 1971 decision to publish the Pentagon Papers.

In its ...Read more

'The Handmaid's Tale' gets its Season 2 premiere date

Blessed be a premiere date for "The Handmaid's Tale."

Hulu announced Sunday that Season 2 of its acclaimed drama will premiere April 25 with two new episodes. And it's moderation from there, with Hulu sticking with its weekly release strategy and rolling out subsequent episodes every Wednesday.

The first season of the drama, an adaptation of ...Read more

Miss TV George Clooney? Hulu has landed a new series starring the actor, and has secured streaming rights to 'ER'

There's a whole lotta George Clooney coming to Hulu with the actor making his return to TV in a new limited series for the streaming service and his last TV go-round, "ER," joining the streaming ranks.

Hulu has officially confirmed a full series order for a TV adaptation of Joseph Heller's 1961 satirical antiwar novel "Catch-22," starring ...Read more

James Cameron reacts to Eliza Dushku allegations she was molested by 'True Lies' stunt coordinator

Eliza Dushku, star of TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel" and "Tru Calling," came forward on Saturday to recount incidents of sexual abuse that she alleged occurred while she was working on one of her earliest roles as the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in the 1994 film "True Lies."

In a disturbing post published to...Read more

Black Eyed Peas, after years of pop dominance, talk about the radical turn of 'Street Livin”

LOS ANGELES -- In a backstage trailer behind the politically charged Into Action gallery show in Chinatown on Friday, three members of the Black Eyed Peas prepared to walk onstage with new music for the first time in seven years.

The gallery was packed with young left-leaning activists, radical-chic paintings and mixed-media installations, and ...Read more

'Black Lightning' delivers a jolt of reality to CW's superhero lineup

The new year isn't even a month old, and a new superhero is charging onto the scene, smashing into the jam-packed universe already occupied by Superman, Batman, Thor, Wonder Woman and a seemingly endless parade of costumed crime fighters.

But the producers of "Black Lightning," the new CW series based on the DC Comics character launching ...Read more

The CW's 'Black Lightning' offers an electrifying superhero facing tough issues

It's no coincidence that the CW's latest offering in a successful string of superhero series premieres the day after Martin Luther King Day.

The hero at the center of "Black Lightning" is an African-American educator who prefers to counter systemic racism, inner-city violence and corrupt law enforcement through peaceful means.

But when the ...Read more

Album reviews: Huncho Jack, Robert Finley, Curtis Harding

Robert Finley

"Goin' Platinum!"

(Easy Eye Sound 1/2 stars)

The title is pretty fanciful, but when you don't release your debut album until you're 64, you can afford to have some fun. That debut, 2016's fittingly titled "Age Don't Mean a Thing," introduced Robert Finley as a soul-bluesman with a sure mastery of classic forms and an all-around ...Read more

Hip-hop's television takeover

The ceremony for the 60th Grammy Awards is still two weeks away, but already music's biggest TV night has made history.

For the first time, hip-hop artists dominate in the academy's top categories, including record, album and song of the year.

But that sound you're hearing isn't champagne corks popping in celebration. It's exasperated sighs ...Read more

New on DVD: Politics weigh down 'Thank You for Your Service'

New DVD releases look at different aspects of what it means to be a hero.

"Thank You for Your Service"; 2.5 stars: Movies like this have to be made as a counterbalance to the steady stream of news reports about war as a constant reminder of the aftermath to men and women following their service to this country. It's not just enough to make such...Read more

Katie Couric responds to Matt Lauer allegations: That 'was not the Matt we knew'

In her first interview since allegations of sexual misconduct ended Matt Lauer's run at NBC's "Today" show in November, former cohost Katie Couric told People magazine that the often lurid details of his actions "was not the Matt we knew."

"The whole thing has been very painful for me," Couric told the magazine in an interview that ran Saturday...Read more

Mark Wahlberg and agency to give $2 million to Hollywood legal fund

In the controversy sparked by reports that Mark Wahlberg earned roughly $1.5 million for reshoots on the set of "All the Money in the World" while co-star Michelle Williams was paid only $1,000, Wahlberg and the agency that represents him, William Morris Endeavor, announced Saturday that they would give $2 million to Time's Up, a legal fund set ...Read more

Keith Jackson, leading college football broadcaster, dies at 89

Keith Jackson, the folksy voice of college football who for decades weaved backwoods wit through Saturday afternoon ABC broadcasts, has died. He was 89.

Jackson died Friday night, according to ESPN and other media outlets.

In a 52-year broadcasting career, Jackson covered a wide variety of sports for radio and TV, including a rowing ...Read more

Sarah Jessica Parker brings her innate curiosity — and a touch of optimism — to Season 2 of 'Divorce'

NEW YORK -- On a frosty afternoon in December, Sarah Jessica Parker is tucked into a corner booth at a fashionable Italian restaurant in the West Village, her head buried in a rumpled copy not of Vogue or W, but the WestView News, a modest local publication that chronicles zoning disputes, hospital closures and other unglamorous happenings in ...Read more

The cast and creators of 'Marvel's Runaways' work to balance high school drama with superhero stakes

PASADENA, Calif. -- A teenage witch, an alien, a jock, a child genius and a girl who can telepathically talk to a dinosaur are all about to be late for class.

On a sun-soaked fall day in Pasadena, the cast of "Marvel's Runaways" looks more like a revamped version of "The Breakfast Club" than the latest superhero squad.

Just off camera, the ...Read more

Franco claims add to a season of controversy: Recent allegations of sexual misconduct against the actor could reshape race.

"Can I change my vote?"

That was the question several motion picture academy members were asking after five women accused actor James Franco of inappropriate or sexually exploitative behavior in a Times investigation published Thursday.

The allegations -- two of which showed up on Twitter Sunday, the night Franco won a Golden Globe for his ...Read more

Why 'Hamilton' is likely to close in Chicago a year from now

CHICAGO -- On Wednesday, the Marcus Center in Milwaukee, the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison and the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, Wis., all said they would host the hit musical "Hamilton" during their upcoming 2019-20 seasons. Advance notice like this is not unusual with "Hamilton." The musical's engagements typically ...Read more