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A new 'Game of Thrones' spinoff series premieres this week. How are fans preparing?

When the 73rd and final episode of “Game of Thrones” premiered on HBO in May 2019, the fan reaction was ... mixed at best. After investing years into the world of Westeros and witnessing countless bloody betrothals, backstabbings and beheadings, viewers were left a little unsatisfied with who ascended to the Iron Throne.

But that’s all in...Read more

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Review: Idris Elba, meet lion. The new thriller 'Beast' doesn't beat around the bush

Lions and poachers and snares, oh my! In the satisfyingly grisly survival thriller "Beast," Idris Elba plays a grieving widower who drags his two teenage daughters to a South African game reserve, embarking on an emotional journey that devolves into a nightmarish tussle with Mother Nature. Jean-Luc Godard famously said that all you need to make ...Read more

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Review: 'Sprung' an uneven but delightful Greg Garcia sitcom

Anyone going into “Sprung” with no idea who created it will probably be able to determine within minutes that they’re watching a Greg Garcia joint.

Like many auteurs, Garcia has established a distinctive brand for himself thanks to his previous work on shows like “My Name is Earl” and “Raising Hope.” Garcia has a knack for helming...Read more

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Run-DMC's Darryl McDaniels aims to change lives of foster kids with Camp Felix, says his own adoption inspired his mission

NEW YORK — Nothing tricky about Run-DMC rapper Darryl McDaniels’ passion for transforming the lives of foster children.

For nearly two decades, the pioneering rapper from Queens has made it his mission to inspire, educate and entertain New York City kids in the foster care system through his nonprofit The Felix Organization, which hosts an ...Read more

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Desire for COVID catharsis led to Greg Garcia's sitcom 'Sprung'

PITTSBURGH — Politicians using inside information to profit off the misfortune of others. Businesses taking advantage of stimulus money. Regular folks hoarding scarce supplies. Those were the stories Greg Garcia couldn't seem to escape during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"As somebody sitting back in their house sheltered in place,...Read more

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'Horny-forward' 'She-Hulk' is not your usual Marvel fare. Here are the key contrasts

In the first episode of "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law," audiences not only learn how Jennifer Walters gains her superpowers — they also discover that she's a tad obsessed with Steve Rogers' sex life. It's something she keeps pestering her cousin Bruce Banner about until he reveals whether Rogers ever lost his virginity.

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Review: The haunting Holocaust doc 'Three Minutes: A Lengthening' finds mystery in minutiae

The snippets of footage that are played and replayed in "Three Minutes: A Lengthening" open a window — smudged, weathered, mysterious, revelatory — onto a world that no longer exists.

To some extent, as noted by one of the interlocutors in this probing and ruminative essay film, this is the fate of most filmed nonfiction material, since the...Read more

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The remaking of Demi Lovato: 'I am owning my dark side'

LOS ANGELES — In January, a month after her most recent stint in rehab, Demi Lovato drove the final stake into the heart of her child-star past.

At her home studio in Los Angeles, Lovato posed for a photo with representatives from her record label and management team, led by Scooter Braun, who were all, incidentally, dressed in black. At the ...Read more

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'Buffy' star Nicholas Brendon 'doing fine' after dealing with heart issue

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Nicholas Brendon, best known for playing the titular heroine's pal Xander in the TV series, was hospitalized recently after suffering another cardiac incident, according to his sister.

The actor, 51, was rushed to a hospital about two weeks ago because of tachycardia, a condition that makes the heart beat ...Read more

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams to reprise roles in 'Take Me Out' revival for second Broadway limited run

NEW YORK — The Tony Award-winning revival of “Take Me Out” will return to Broadway for a second limited run — and two of its stars are returning to the dugout.

“Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Jesse Williams have signed on to reprise their roles in Richard Greenberg’s acclaimed story ...Read more

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Amid uproar, Amy Schumer denies 'shading Spider-Man' or Tom Holland's mental health

Fans of Tom Holland have accused Amy Schumer of mocking the actor's recent decision to take a break from social media for his mental health.

But the comedian claims she wasn't "shading Spider-Man" with her own "important mental health announcement."

On Sunday, the "Life & Beth" star shared a video on Instagram jokingly vowing to "do more ...Read more

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Kanye West defends selling Yeezy apparel in bags on the floor: 'I'm an innovator'

Kanye West is shutting down critics who shamed him for selling his new Yeezy apparel in large sacks that some likened to garbage bags.

In a Thursday interview with Fox News, the rapper dismissed his haters and explained that his latest collaboration with the clothing store Gap is part of his mission to make fashion more egalitarian and ...Read more

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Brian Stelter is out at CNN as his media criticism show 'Reliable Sources' is canceled

In the first major on-air personnel move under CNN chief Chris Licht, the network is parting ways with senior media correspondent Brian Stelter and canceling his Sunday program "Reliable Sources."

Stelter announced his departure to NPR. A CNN representative did not respond to a request for comment.

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'Selling Sunset' star Christine Quinn leaving Netflix hit

The sun has set on Christine Quinn’s reality residency.

The original “Selling Sunset” star, 33, has closed the door on her five-season stint on the hit Netflix show about brokering luxurious real estate at Los Angeles’ The Oppenheim Group, the Daily News can confirm.

The mutual decision comes amid the show’s early days of production ...Read more

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What's on TV this week: 'House of the Dragon' premiere, 'Only Murders in the Building' season finale, 'Samaritan' and more


“Big Lies in a Small Town” (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET): A woman's teenage daughter is abducted by a most unusual suspect in this new thriller.

“House of the Dragon” (HBO, 9 p.m.): Return with us now to Westeros in this new “Game of Thrones” prequel based on the fantasy novels of George R.R. Martin.

“Ghosts of Devil’s Perch”...Read more

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BTS might avoid military service if its members serve as public ambassadors instead

The men of BTS might yet get out of the mandated military service required of all South Korean males.

Per South Korean law, all able-bodied men are required to complete about 18 months of military service between the ages 18 and 28. But according to the Yonhap News Agency, Park Heong-joon, the mayor of the city Busan, asked the presidential ...Read more

HBO Max to remove 36 more shows, including 20 originals, from streaming service

The Warner Bros. Discovery takeover has taken dozens of more victims at HBO Max, including a flurry of animated kids shows.

Thirty-six shows, including 20 originals, will be removed from the streaming site, the newly merged company announced late Wednesday.

“As we work toward bringing our content catalogs together under one platform, we will...Read more

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Oprah Winfrey breaks down in tears in first trailer for Apple TV+'s upcoming Sidney Poitier documentary

The first trailer for Oprah Winfrey’s forthcoming documentary of late, great actor Sidney Poitier is out — and it tugs at the heartstrings.

In one excerpt from the clip, the media mogul breaks down in tears when discussing the Hollywood trailblazer she considered a close friend. “That’s the summary of him, I love him so much,” she ...Read more

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Review: The new 'Dragon Ball' movie shines a deserving spotlight on the franchise's best dad

One of Japan's biggest pop media franchises, "Dragon Ball" is synonymous with explosive brawls and over-the-top action sequences with dashes of comedy providing levity in between. "Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero" delivers these signature elements in spades in a story that celebrates how the green alien warrior Piccolo has long been "Dragon Ball's...Read more

'Gilmore Girls' star Alexis Bledel and 'Mad Men' actor Vincent Kartheiser end their marriage

Where she leads, he won’t follow.

“Gilmore Girls” star Alexis Bledel and “Mad Men” star Vincent Kartheiser are ending their eight-year marriage after the latter, 43, filed for divorce in New York last week, according to court documents obtained by Us Weekly.

The “Titans” actor and “The Handmaid’s Tale” actress, who met on ...Read more