5 shows to watch: Chris Pratt is deadly dull in 'The Terminal List'

'The Terminal List'

Chris Pratt has shown the ability to handle action and comedy simultaneously in the "Jurassic Park" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" films. But he has no time for jokes in this methodical "thriller." The Minnesota native plays a Navy SEAL who loses his colleagues, loved ones — and, maybe, his mind. It kind of plays out like ...Read more

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'Dune: Part Two' release delayed until November 2023

“Dune” fans are going to have to wait a little long for the sequel.

The release of “Dune: Part Two,” set on a planet where spice is the most coveted commodity, has been delayed, Variety reported Thursday.

The second installment of Denis Villeneuve’s Academy Award-winning adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic is now set to ...Read more

Husker Du bassist Greg Norton reveals cancer battle ahead of new band UltraBomb's debut

MINNEAPOLIS — On the day he was supposed to kick off a U.K. trek with his new band UltraBomb, former Husker Du bassist Greg Norton instead dropped some bombshell news Thursday: He is battling prostate cancer and had to call off the tour.

The Minnesota music vet — who played bass in recent years with Porcupine and became a notable chef after...Read more

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Tower of Power set to become first funk/soul band to play with San Diego Symphony: 'We're really excited!'

SAN DIEGO — Tower of Power hasn't done absolutely everything a band can do in 53 years, but it's come close.

Since debuting in 1968 in Oakland, the brassy soul, funk and R&B band has released 29 albums — including six live concert recordings — and performed countless times with at least 49 different lineups of musicians. More than a dozen...Read more

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Michael Phillips: When prosthetics get in the way of performance, what do you get? Tom Hanks in 'Elvis'

This column is not about trashing Tom Hanks in “Elvis.”

How Tom Hanks sounds in “Elvis” was very likely not up to Tom Hanks. Neither was the physical presentation of his character, which is the topic here today: the distraction problem when prosthetics intrude on performance.

Before you see Hanks’ rendition of Colonel Tom Parker on ...Read more

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Commentary: Why the late Sam Gilliam's inventive abstract drapes celebrated artistic difference

Sam Gilliam, an artist who fused painting with sculpture in vividly colored canvases that he removed from their wooden stretchers and suspended in space, died of renal failure on June 25 in Washington, D.C., where he lived and worked for six decades. He was 88.

The work for which he is best known, typically referred to as “drapes,” were at ...Read more

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'The Princess' review: Bloodily ever after

Joey King goes from "The Kissing Booth" to killing machine in "The Princess," an action-packed and blood-splattered but braindead R-rated fairy tale that proves that all the ass-kicking in the world doesn't matter if you don't care about who's doing the kicking.

That's the 22-year-old King, who is badly miscast as a limber brawler in this ...Read more

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Kim Cattrall to star as cosmetics mogul in Netflix's queer-themed 'Glamorous' drama series

Kim Cattrall has landed another new gig.

The former “Sex and the City” star has been tapped to play a makeup mogul on Netflix’s upcoming queer-themed series “Glamorous.”

The streaming giant announced the casting notice on Thursday to close Pride Month 2022.

“Glamorous” revolves around Marco Mejia, a gender-nonconforming queer ...Read more

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Poison frontman Bret Michaels hospitalized for 'unforeseen medical complication' just before Nashville performance

Poison frontman Bret Michaels says “an unforeseen medical complication” led to him being hospitalized Thursday shortly before the band was scheduled to take the stage in Nashville, Tennessee.

The 59-year-old musician thanked fans on social media early Friday morning for “all your well wishes” and apologized for canceling the performance...Read more

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Kelly Clarkson struggling to write new music in wake of divorce: 'I just gotta get my crap together'

Since her marriage has been gone, Kelly Clarkson’s been struggling with the words to say.

The “Since You Been Gone” singer and “Kelly Clarkson Show” host, 40, is reflecting on her 2021 divorce from talent manager Brandon Blackstock — the father of her two kids — and how that’s affected the way she approaches her forthcoming ...Read more

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Denzel Washington and NY nurse Sandra Lindsay to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

NEW YORK — Washington is honoring Denzel Washington with its top civilian honor.

The actor from Mount Vernon and a New York nurse who kicked off the American vaccination project by receiving the country’s first post-trial shot will each receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House said Friday.

Washington, the inimitable two-...Read more

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Rocker Travis Barker 'beat the odds' before and will again, says ex Shanna Moakler

LOS ANGELES — Blink-182 and the Transplants drummer Travis Barker is getting well wishes from his ex-wife after he was hospitalized this week.

Former beauty queen and "Celebrity Big Brother" star Shanna Moakler, who was married to the rocker from 2004 to 2008, was among Barker's family members who've publicly asked for prayers and to wish the...Read more

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Review: In 'The Princess,' Joey King slashes the patriarchy and rewrites fairy tales

"The Princess" starts bumpily, hitting branches on the cliche tree with medieval-y flutes and mediocre CG castle environs. It gets cringier as we fly through a tower window to find the titular Princess (Joey King) prone in bed, Sleeping Beauty-style. But the ruse is quickly over, and the film shows its true colors with violent and exciting ...Read more

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In a glimmer of hope for LA film fans, the Cinerama Dome will return with new name

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles film enthusiasts, rejoice. The Sunset Boulevard staple formerly known as the Cinerama Dome continues to inch toward a reopening with a new name and new plans.

Variety first reported Thursday that the owners of the beloved screening venue, Decurion Corp., obtained a liquor license for two bars and a restaurant. The ...Read more

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Erika Girardi lost $750,000 earrings in latest legal battle with estranged husband

LOS ANGELES — If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then Erika “Jayne” Girardi just lost a pair of pals worth $750,000.

A federal judge in Los Angeles ruled this week that the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star will have to give up pricey, massive diamond earrings that her estranged husband, Tom Girardi, bought her years ago.

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Review: Chris Pratt strikes back in violent, faintly poisonous 'Terminal List'

Based on a novel by retired Navy SEAL Jack Carr, "The Terminal List," which premiered Friday on Prime Video, stars Chris Pratt — in grim-visaged, square-jawed, gravel-voiced mode — as Navy SEAL commander James Reece, a man with a mission and the guns to carry it out. (This is Pratt's second SEAL, after Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty.") ...Read more

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5 questions with 'Chuck E.'s in Love' star Rickie Lee Jones

Rickie Lee Jones went from the coffeehouses of Los Angeles to the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in what must have seemed like the blink of an eye to some observers.

Of course, no success story is quite that simple — and it would be a mistake to label this one as happening overnight. Yet, the singer-songwriter’s self-titled debut in 1979 ...Read more

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My worst moment: Tommy Davidson bet a TV version of 'Coming to America' would make him a star. He bet wrong

“I do a little bit of everything,” Tommy Davidson says of his stand-up act. “It’s a little bit political. It’s a little bit of storytelling. It’s a little bit autobiographical. It’s a little bit of improv. The only thing that’s on my mind when I get on stage is that everybody from any background leaves there feeling joy and love ...Read more

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Common, an Emmy, Grammy and Oscar winner, aims higher: 'I want to provide inspiration to people'

One of the most personally meaningful awards Common has received is also the least known. But that doesn't bother this dedicated hip-hop star, actor and social activist, who is the first rap artist to ever win an Oscar, a Grammy and an Emmy.

On June 15, at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, he received the Harry Belafonte Voices for Social ...Read more

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Jessica Chastain, Ralph Fiennes on how shooting 'The Forgiven' in Morocco enhanced the movie about an accidental killing

Shooting scenes under the Moroccan sun helped “The Forgiven” stars Jessica Chastain and Ralph Fiennes add a little heat to their twist-filled film.

The actors portray a vacationing couple who must face Moroccan customs and their own guilt after accidentally killing a local boy with their car.

“In certain areas that we were filming in, ...Read more