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'ER' and 'West Wing' actor John Aylward dies at 75

Veteran character actor John Aylward, perhaps best known as “ER” doctor Donald Anspaugh, died Monday in his Seattle home. According to Deadline, his death was preceded by a period of declining health. He was 75.

Aylward appeared in 74 episodes of “ER” over the course of 12 years. TV fans also know the Seattle native for his role as DNC ...Read more

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Amber Heard's former co-star David Krumholtz says she 'is a victim' in Depp trial

Amber Heard can count David Krumholtz as one of the famous names in her corner.

The “Numb3rs” star, 44, who acted alongside Heard, 36, in the 2007 series, “The Playboy Club,” took to his Instagram Story early Thursday to express his support amid her contentious defamation trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp.

”Amber Heard is a victim of...Read more

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After mom Naomi's death, Wynonna Judd enlists major country stars for the Judds' tour

In the wake of Naomi Judd’s death, her daughter Wynonna has announced she’s going out on the Judds’ farewell tour anyway. And she won’t be singing solo.

On various dates in the 11-show tour, Faith Hill, Brandi Carlile, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Ashley McBryde and Trisha Yearwood will take up the microphone left empty when Naomi ...Read more

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Review: Sexed up and sensitive, Harry Styles stakes his claim as the perfect boyfriend and pop star

On “Boyfriends” — a lovely, Laurel Canyon-ish acoustic ballad from his new album, “Harry’s House” — Harry Styles runs down some of the many reasons such figures are to be avoided.

“They take you for granted,” he sings, close-harmonizing with himself like a one-man Crosby, Stills & Nash. They call only when they “don’t want...Read more

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NBC News' Pete Williams to retire in July

NBC News correspondent Pete Williams will retire from a broadcasting career that has spanned nearly 30 years.

NBC News president Noah Oppenheim called the 70-year-old newsman, who has covered the Supreme Court and Department of Justice, “quite simply one of the most respected, trusted, and steadfast names in news.”

Among Williams’ ...Read more

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'Men' review: Jessie Buckley ventures into a sinister Garden of Eden in a highly unusual psychological thriller

The last time a major filmmaker ventured into a nightmarish Garden of Eden amid a swirl of Christian and pagan warnings of the evil that men do, the filmmaker was Darren Aronofsky, the film was “Mother!” and the CinemaScore exit polls of moviegoers out for a good time awarded it a rare, how-dare-you grade of “F.”

Writer-director Alex ...Read more

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Rihanna and ASAP Rocky reportedly welcome their first child

LOS ANGELES — Pop star Rihanna and rapper boyfriend ASAP Rocky have reportedly welcomed their first child.

The couple had a baby boy in Los Angeles on May 13, according to TMZ. No other details were made available.

Representatives for the couple did not immediately respond Thursday to the L.A. Times' request for confirmation.

The child, ...Read more

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So, a Harry and Meghan reality series on Netflix could be happening after all?

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are reportedly working on a "juicier" docuseries for Netflix about their life at home in Montecito, California.

The keeping-up-with-the-Sussexes reality-TV rumor comes nearly two years after reps for the former royals extinguished the mere mention of them "taking part in any reality shows" when they ...Read more

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Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam drummers slam 'sensationalized' Rolling Stone article about late Taylor Hawkins

The friends of late Foo Fighters drummer and singer Taylor Hawkins aren’t pleased with the way he’s been memorialized by Rolling Stone.

Drummers Chad Smith, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Matt Cameron, of Pearl Jam, took to Instagram Wednesday to critique the magazine’s article published Monday, entitled, “Inside Taylor Hawkins’ ...Read more

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'Men' review: Woman's quiet getaway is ruined by, what else, men

Jessie Buckley is put through the wringer in writer-director Alex Garland's art-horror provocation "Men," and not since Jennifer Lawrence endured "Mother!" has an actress been pushed further in service of a filmmaker's vision.

As for what that vision is, well, "Men" is something of an enigma — not unlike "Mother!" — that stays locked within...Read more

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'Emergency' review: Reality puts college party plans put on hold

Best friends Sean and Kunle are about to have one of those nights that college comedies are built around: they're going to hit parties at all seven Greek houses on campus, a feat known as the Legendary, and they're going to be the first Black students in the history of their school to accomplish it. There's only one problem: who is this white ...Read more

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'Shark Tank' star Daymond John offers financial support to family of security guard killed in Buffalo shooting

“Shark Tank” star Daymond John vowed to support the family of the supermarket security guard killed in Saturday’s racially motivated shooting in Buffalo, New York, including offering to help with funeral expenses, according to a new report.

Aaron Salter Jr.’s son received a call from John after learning his father was a fan of “Shark ...Read more

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Review: LA's beloved Angelyne gets the biopic treatment. Sadly, it's only skin deep

In the charming 1954 comedy "It Should Happen to You," Judy Holliday plays Gladys Glover, who, seeking fame, rents herself a billboard overlooking New York's Columbus Circle, proclaiming her name. When a soap company wants the space, she trades for six other billboards, which creates a civic mystery, which leads to celebrity.

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Emmy Rossum squeezes into Angelyne's pink minidress to tell the story of the 'punk rock Barbie doll' billboard queen

For Emmy Rossum, California ‘80s personality Angelyne wasn’t about the hair or the heels or even the boobs. It was about the voice.

Rossum, 35, first saw the billboard queen when she was 13, driving around Los Angeles with her mom, shuffling from audition to audition in a Hertz rental car. Angelyne became a player on the L.A. scene in the ...Read more

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Review: Even death can't spoil the classist cheerfulness of 'Downton Abbey: A New Era'

With the exception of Lady Mary's conspicuously absent husband, everyone and everything arrives right on schedule in "Downton Abbey: A New Era." A silent-film director with an eye for manorial splendor turns up with his cast and crew, to the delight of the starstruck servants and anyone who likes a self-satisfied movie-within-a-movie in-joke. A ...Read more

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'The Kids in the Hall' review: Sketch comedy is a young person's game -- yet here are older guys just ripping into the form as if they never left

The TV landscape tends to feel pretty dismal when “Saturday Night Live” is the only sketch comedy game in town. And often that’s the case. Over its four-plus decade run, it certainly has outlasted so many others — from “SCTV” to “In Living Color” to “MADtv” to “Key & Peele” and more — but that doesn’t make it the ...Read more

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Television Q&A: Will Netflix return to 'Virgin River'?

You have questions. I have some answers.

Q: Do you know if Netflix has any plans for new “Virgin River” episodes this year?

A: Yes. The fourth season of the drama based on Robyn Carr’s novels will arrive on July 20. (A fifth season has also been ordered.) Expect plenty of emotional complications.

Q: I watched the Hulu presentation of �...Read more

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'Riverdale' to end with upcoming seventh season

“Riverdale” is closing down.

The hit CW series will wrap with its upcoming seventh season, the network announced Thursday, calling it quits on one of its most popular shows.

“Riverdale,” which premiered in January 2017, stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes and Cole Sprouse as teenagers-turned-adults in a mysterious small town ...Read more

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Off-Broadway production of Maya Angelou's 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' allows patrons to 'pay what they can'

NEW YORK — A radical theatrical production of a Maya Angelou literary classic is opening to New York City audiences this weekend — and the ticketing system is equally unique.

The premiere of “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” will be produced by New York City Children’s Theater and begin performances Friday at Theatre Row on 42nd ...Read more

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Marnie Schulenburg, 'As The World Turns' actress, dies from breast cancer at 37

Marnie Schulenburg, the actress best known as Alison Stewart on “As The World Turns,” died Tuesday. She was 37.

Schulenburg died from breast cancer at a hospital in Bloomfield, New Jersey, Deadline reported.

She joined “As The World Turns” in 2007 and appeared through the soap’s final episode in 2010. Later, Schulenburg starred in a ...Read more