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Travis Kelce heads to TV to host celebrity spinoff of 'Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?'

Travis Kelce just scored another hosting gig: The three-time Super Bowl champ will lead a spinoff of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"

Kelce's iteration of the game show — "Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?" — will be the famed tight end's first entry into series television after successfully hosting "Saturday Night Live" last year and ...Read more

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Taylor Swift mural pops up by 'the lakes' in Chicago with mystery 'The Tortured Poets Department' message

CHICAGO — After clocking out of her shift at the Gage restaurant near Millenium Park Monday, Jess Dennsion saw a message on a Taylor Swift fan page that she couldn’t ignore.

She ran to River North, where painters hoisted on a green scissor lift created a fairly inconspicuous QR code using the letters “ttpd” and the number “13” on ...Read more

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Meghan Markle's pals show off jam from new lifestyle brand

Pals of Meghan Markle are jamming out as they show off the first product from the Duchess of Sussex’s new lifestyle brand, just over a month after it was announced on Instagram.

American Riviera Orchard — which People reports will debut later this spring — will start its lifestyle legacy by selling strawberry jam, according to posts from ...Read more

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Jack Antonoff tapped for Broadway's new 'Romeo and Juliet' starring Kit Connor, Rachel Zegler

NEW YORK — A new version of “Romeo and Juliet” will hit Broadway this fall — with a modern twist, and a modern score served up by Jack Antonoff.

British actor Kit Connor, who stars in the Netflix coming-of-age dramedy “Heartstopper,” and “West Side Story” breakout Rachel Zegler will make their Broadway debuts in a revival of the...Read more

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Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett hospitalized after adverse reaction to meds

Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett was rushed to a hospital over the weekend as he was preparing to play a since-canceled show at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix.

The 74-year-old musician apologized "for the scare" in a Sunday Facebook post that included a photo of him in a hospital room hooked up to medical equipment. In the post, Hackett...Read more

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'Push Ups' -- by Drake? -- sparks AI speculation as more players join diss-track drama

LOS ANGELES — Drake has finally dropped his Kendrick Lamar diss track. Or has he?

Over the weekend, a track titled "Push Ups (Drop and Give Me 50)" sent rap fans into a frenzy, thinking that Drizzy had taken his alleged rap beef with Lamar and recent collaborator Metro Boomin into his own hands. The song was reportedly leaked Saturday but ...Read more


Participant, maker of 'Green Book' and 'An Inconvenient Truth,' is shutting down

LOS ANGELES — After 20 years, 21 Academy Awards and 18 Emmys, socially conscious film production company Participant is shutting down.

The Culver City company told its employees Tuesday morning that it would be winding down operations.

In a letter to staff, founder and former eBay president Jeff Skoll wrote that the decision was "difficult,...Read more

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Dad of Steel! Henry Cavill expecting first child with Vertigo exec Natalie Viscuso

Henry Cavill is going from "The Witcher" to the witching hour: The actor is expecting his first child with entertainment executive Natalie Viscuso, The Times has confirmed.

The "Justice League" and "The Tudors" alum alluded to the life update Monday in New York at the red-carpet premiere for his latest film, "The Ministry of Ungentlemanly ...Read more


What 'Civil War' gets right and wrong about photojournalism, according to a Pulitzer Prize winner

LOS ANGELES — After favorable reviews and a strong opening weekend at the box office, Alex Garland’s provocative “Civil War” is already poised to become one of the most talked-about movies of the year. The filmmaker’s graphic, often terrifying depiction of a war-torn America and a government in crisis has sparked plenty of debate among...Read more

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CBS orders daytime drama about a Black family under pact with NAACP

LOS ANGELES — CBS Television Studios has ordered a new daytime drama developed under its partnership with the NAACP, the network announced on Monday.

"The Gates," which is scheduled to premiere in January 2025, is the first greenlighted project to come out of the pact, which was formed in response to the national outcry following the 2020 ...Read more

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Donald Glover to retire Childish Gambino persona after final 2 albums

Donald Glover is retiring his Childish Gambino persona after releasing two more albums, the entertainer announced.

He shared the news on an Instagram Gilga Radio livestream that aired Sunday night.

A mock radio ad for the first of the new albums, titled “Bando Stone & the New World,” said it would be “available this summer.” He also ...Read more

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Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim's Connecticut home sold for $3.25 million

NEW YORK — The Connecticut home of Broadway songsmith Stephen Sondheim has sold for $3.25 million.

Sondheim, the composer and lyricist behind “West Side Story,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Gypsy” and many other classic musicals, died at his Roxbury estate in 2021 at age 91. He moved to Connecticut in 1984.

Klemm Real Estate said the ...Read more

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New on DVD: Feel Statham's vengeful sting as 'The Beekeeper'

Jason Statham's latest high-octane offering tops the DVD releases for the week of April 23.

"The Beekeeper": A retired operative goes after a group of phone scammers targeting lonely elderly folks with bloody results in this action thriller.

"The usually slick Statham embraces Carhartt-core as Adam, who is a literal beekeeper, delivering jars ...Read more

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What to stream: Follow 'Ripley' with these other Highsmith adaptations

Perhaps you’ve already torn through the eight-episode limited series “Ripley,” now streaming on Netflix. Created by Steve Zaillian, who also wrote and directed every episode, this gorgeous and gritty black-and-white noir is a far cry from the lush 1999 film “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” adapted from the same 1955 book by Patricia ...Read more

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Movie review: Radio Silence brings maximalist style to vampire flick 'Abigail'

The filmmaking team known as Radio Silence, made up of directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, and producer Chad Villella, struck black (comedy) gold with their 2019 horror thriller “Ready or Not,” about a young bride, played by Samara Weaving, who has to battle her way out of a murderous game hosted by her wealthy soon-to-be in-...Read more

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ABC News Studios to release documentary on James and Jennifer Crumbley trials

DETROIT — ABC News Studios is set to release a documentary about James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of the Oxford High School shooter who were recently sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter after their son killed four classmates in 2021.

The documentary, which will be released this week, is titled "Sins of ...Read more

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List of DVD release dates for April 16 and beyond

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


16: Comeback Kids: A Middle School Basketball Story

16: Cut, Color, Murder

16: Devil's Peak

16: Double Down South

16: Exile

16: Mister Sleep

16: The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die

16: The Star City Murders

16: Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan:...Read more

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For 'Abbott Elementary's' Chris Perfetti, 'tragic circumstances' are comedy gold

LOS ANGELES — "I'm so excited for this!" Chris Perfetti says as he approaches the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Our greeting is drowned out by a cacophony of nearby construction and clusters of energetic children on field trips shuffling down the pathway — in the distance, a row of yellow school buses that snake the perimeter...Read more

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7 Las Vegas reality shows you've likely forgotten

LAS VEGAS — Thanks to the success of “The Real World: Las Vegas” in 2002 and the debut of “Pawn Stars” in 2009, the valley has gone through a couple of reality TV booms.

For a while earlier this century, if you lived here and weren’t on a reality show, there was a pretty good chance you knew someone who was.

Few of those shows, ...Read more

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Coachella fans react to the expanded and changed festival grounds

INDIO, Calif. — At the 2024 Coachella Valley Music Festival, attendees were met with a wave of excitement as they entered the Empire Polo Club grounds in Indio.

However, one immediate change caught the eye of seasoned festival-goers: the Sahara Tent, a longstanding home of electronic dance music and rap acts, had shifted its location. ...Read more