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Chris Pratt insisted on equal pay for 'Jurassic World' co-star Bryce Dallas Howard on spinoff projects

The pay gap between “Jurassic World” franchise stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard was positively prehistoric, but he stepped right into it to insist on pay equity where he could, Howard said in a recent interview.

The gap was bigger than the $2 million difference that had first been reported in 2018, Howard told Insider in a recent ...Read more

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Melissa Etheridge announces solo off-Broadway show

NEW YORK — Melissa Etheridge plans to be “the only one” to rock off-Broadway this fall.

The Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter announced that she will take center stage for a theatrical-styled, solo show, titled “Melissa Etheridge Off Broadway: My Window — A Journey Through Life.”

Written by Etheridge with ...Read more

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Facing an 'intense crisis,' Ezra Miller is seeking treatment for mental health issues

"The Flash" and "Fantastic Beasts" star Ezra Miller is seeking treatment for "complex mental health issues" amid mounting legal scandals dogging the actor.

"Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment," Miller said Monday in a statement...Read more

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Ariana Grande fans accuse Nickelodeon of sexualizing the singer as a teen

Children's TV network Nickelodeon has come under fire in recent weeks for its alleged mistreatment of Jennette McCurdy, as well as her "Sam & Cat" co-star Ariana Grande.

Following the bombshell release of McCurdy's new memoir, "I'm Glad My Mom Died" — in which the author details the abuse she allegedly suffered while working for Nickelodeon �...Read more

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Anne Heche's ex-boyfriend praises viral post that cast Heche in a compassionate light

James Tupper is pushing back against the idea that his late ex-girlfriend Anne Heche was "crazy" after one of his former co-stars spoke up in Heche's defense.

On Friday, actor Emily Bergl wrote an impassioned Instagram post that went viral for shooting down the rampant assumption that Heche was mentally unstable.

Bergl, who co-starred ...Read more

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After Vegas and Paris, Affleck and Lopez will take their wedding party down South

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck aren't done with their wedding festivities just yet.

The newlyweds are reportedly heading South for their next celebration. On Monday, TMZ reported that Bennifer, as the couple is affectionately called, will host an exclusive party with their closest friends and family at Affleck's home in Riceboro, Georgia, this ...Read more

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What to stream: 'Sharp Stick' and the best of Lena Dunham beyond 'Girls'

Writer/director Lena Dunham’s latest film “Sharp Stick,” arrived on digital rental platforms Tuesday after bowing at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and playing in theaters this summer. It’s the first film that Dunham has written and directed since her breakout feature, “Tiny Furniture” catapulted her into the limelight in 2010. She ...Read more

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Movie review: 'Spin Me Round' a Euro trip comedy that fizzles out

Director Jeff Baena reunites his regular repertory players for “Spin Me Round,” another droll ensemble comedy that becomes an opportunity for genre experimentation and a trip to Italy, like his 2017 nunsploitation riff “The Little Hours.” “Spin Me Round” is co-written with his leading lady, Alison Brie, with whom he also wrote the ...Read more

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Adele says delaying her Las Vegas residency 'was the worst moment in my career'

Adele was initially ashamed of her abrupt decision to delay her Las Vegas residency, but now she proudly stands by it.

In January, the "Rolling in the Deep" hit-maker announced that she decided to postpone her residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. In tearful social media posts, she apologized to fans and admitted "my show ain't ready" ...Read more

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Michelle Branch files for divorce from Patrick Carney after arrest, cheating claim

Singer-songwriter Michelle Branch officially filed for divorce from Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney mere days after she accused him of cheating and was arrested for domestic assault.

According to court documents obtained Monday by the Los Angeles Times, Branch filed for divorce on Friday in Davidson County, Tennessee. The musicians have been ...Read more

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On his birthday, Nipsey Hussle gets a true LA honor: a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES — On Monday morning, a plane circled above Hollywood Boulevard trailing a banner that wished a happy birthday to Nipsey Hussle.

Below, a huge crowd of fans, artists and family members took over the fabled Los Angeles street to celebrate the late rapper receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on what would have been his 37th...Read more

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Bob Odenkirk opens up about that 'Better Call Saul' finale: 'I'm a little shattered'

Bob Odenkirk has always been keenly aware that "Better Call Saul," the prequel to "Breaking Bad" in which he plays shady attorney-in-the-making Saul Goodman, would end when it merged with that landmark drama.

The day arrived Monday with the series finale, titled "Saul Gone." Odenkirk is wrestling with his emotions as the curtain descends on the...Read more

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Bam Margera talks treatment, 'Jackass Forever' firing and the 'Free Bam' movement with Steve-O

PHILADELPHIA — After a year of substance-abuse treatment, Bam Margera has “never felt better,” the "Jackass" star and West Chester native said in his first interview appearance since starting his most recent journey to sobriety.

Margera recently appeared on an episode of fellow "Jackass" star Steve-O’s podcast, Steve-O’s Wild Ride, ...Read more

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New on DVD: 'Chicago Fire' and 'Med' return with more dispatches from the Windy City

New seasons from two of NBC's "One Chicago" procedurals top the DVD releases for the week of Aug. 23.

"Chicago Fire: Season Ten": The heat gets turned up as the Second City's firefighters and paramedics confront more dangerous situations in Season 10 of the network staple. Starring Taylor Kinney, Christian Stolte and Eamonn Walker.

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Seth Rogen doesn't want you to like him this time. Really

LOS ANGELES — Despite his long-established reputation of playing put-upon nice guys, Seth Rogen wants to make it clear: He does not want you to like him this time. He doesn't even like him this time.

"I think a lot of people feel like they have to like the people they are playing," Rogen says. "Oh, God, I don't at all. Like, I do not like him...Read more

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Emmys 2022: All you need to know about the limited series races

LOS ANGELES — I was just starting to watch "The Last Movie Stars," the extraordinary documentary about Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, the greatest power couple in Hollywood history, when I saw the briefest, blink-and-you'll-miss-it glimpse of the second season of HBO Max's "The White Lotus" in a preview reel.

Behold: A Champagne toast with ...Read more

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List of DVD release dates for Aug. 16 and beyond

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

AUGUST

16: Jurassic World Dominion

16: The Black Phone

16: Blowback

16: Firebite: Season 1

16: Frank and Penelope

16: Icon

16: NCIS: The Nineteenth Season

16: Sniper: Rogue Mission

16: South Park: The Complete Twenty-Fourth Season

16: Are You...Read more

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With 'Bullet Train,' Bad Bunny joins Camila Cabello, Desi Arnaz, others as a Latin music star who made jump to acting

Music’s top stars keeping hitting high notes on the big screen, too.

Bad Bunny is the latest Latino artist to make the jump from concert stages to coveted movie roles with his performance as a knife-wielding assassin in the new action-comedy “Bullet Train,” marking the chart-topping reggaeton rapper’s feature film debut.

He joins a ...Read more

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Netflix's Atlanta-shot 'Instant Dream Home' features quickfire renos and a helicopter

ATLANTA — Reality TV shows create ridiculously artificial deadlines to amp up drama. That's the crux of shows like "Project Runway," "Lego Masters" and "Top Chef."

Back in the 2000s, former Atlantan Ty Pennington as host made an art out of quickfire renovations on ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."

Tom Forman, a producer of "Extreme ...Read more

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Margaret Cho: Still going for the perfect punchline. Still unafraid to speak her mind

SAN DIEGO — Margaret Cho has a lot to say these days about a lot of things. Racism, Roe v. Wade, gay rights, women’s rights — all topics she’s delved into in the past. But this time, it’s different.

“There’s so much to say about everything — everything we’re going through right now,” the comedian-actor-activist said by phone...Read more