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Lady Gaga's dog walker elaborates on pop star's role in his unusual recovery

LOS ANGELES — Ryan Fischer, Lady Gaga’s dog walker on the night that two of her three Frenchies were stolen, knows his healing journey might be hard for others to understand. On Friday, he tried to explain it more — and offered clarity about the singer’s role in his recovery.

“She’s helped me so much. She’s been a friend for me,�...Read more

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Emmys 2021 predictions: Who will win vs. who should win

If you somehow weren’t aware of all the buzz around “Ted Lasso” already, you will be when the Emmys air Sunday night.

The sweet, simple Apple TV+ sitcom about a college football coach who moves to England to lead a soccer team broke through the mainstream like few TV shows have done since streaming services flooded the marketplace, ...Read more

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CBS wanted a 'hotter' actress to play wife on 'Everybody Loves Raymond,' creator says

Fans know her as an integral part of the hit series “Everybody Loves Raymond,” but CBS executives initially wanted someone “hotter” than Patricia Heaton to play Debra Barone on the show.

While speaking to Yahoo Entertainment, the show’s creator Phil Rosenthal explained that in fact, “CBS wanted someone hotter to play Debra.”

“I...Read more

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Blink-182's Mark Hoppus completes chemo, awaits next cancer scan

LOS ANGELES — Blink-182 singer and bassist Mark Hoppus has completed his latest round of chemotherapy but laments that being treated for cancer is his new normal.

“Today I’m grateful to not be going in for chemotherapy,” the pop-punk musician tweeted Wednesday to his 2.7 million followers, noting it had been three weeks since his last ...Read more

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Billy Gardell 'incredibly grateful' to be back for third season of 'Bob Hearts Abishola'

PITTSBURGH — There aren’t too many actors who have been the lead of nine seasons worth of CBS sitcoms. That’s still a wild notion to Billy Gardell, the 52-year-old Swissvale native who starred for six seasons on “Mike & Molly” and is now entering his third season on “Bob Hearts Abishola.”

“I still can’t believe it,” Gardell ...Read more

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'Mayor Pete,' documentary about Buttigieg's presidential bid, is set to open LGBTQ film festival in NY

NEW YORK — “Mayor Pete,” a documentary chronicling Pete Buttigieg’s historic 2020 presidential bid, will kick off the 33rd edition of NewFest, New York’s celebrated LGBTQ film festival.

This year, the festival will run from Oct. 15 to 26 with both in-person and virtual showings. “Mayor Pete,” in its East Coast premiere, was ...Read more

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Everything to know about the 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES — The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards take place this Sunday, marking a grand return for the ceremony after 2020's semi-virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What time is the show and where to watch it?

The Television Academy's marquee ceremony honoring the best in television will air live from coast to coast on CBS Sunday at ...Read more

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Chess grandmaster sues Netflix for 'false,' 'grossly sexist' line in 'Queen's Gambit'

LOS ANGELES — Georgian chess grandmaster Nona Gaprindashvili has waged an attack on Netflix over its allegedly defamatory portrayal of her in the Emmy-nominated series “The Queen’s Gambit.”

The streaming giant, however, insists Gaprindashvili’s “claim has no merit.”

On Thursday, Gaprindashvili sued Netflix for $5 million in ...Read more

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The 2021 fall TV season: What to watch and what to skip this year

With new TV shows premiering pretty much year-round now, fall TV seasons don’t splash quite as hard as they used to.

But broadcast networks still craft fall lineup packages, and TV freaks like me still get excited for them.

If the new 2021 Fall TV season has a motto, I’d say it’s “Reboot or Die Trying.”

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Q&A: New Found Glory proves 'Pop Punk's Still Not Dead' on new tour

St. LOUIS — In a concert tour coming to the Factory, New Found Glory insists "Pop Punk's Still Not Dead."

The band performs Sept. 23 with Less Than Jake, the band's touring buddies from 2003, along with Hot Mulligan and Lolo. Simple Plan has dropped off the bill.

New Found Glory's latest album is "Forever + Ever x Infinity" (2020), featuring...Read more

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Season 2 of 'The Morning Show' turns 2020 into chaotic, pressure-cooker entertainment

Ratings are down and network stock shares are sliding in Season 2 of "The Morning Show," Apple TV+'s hourlong drama set inside the cutthroat world of one of America's most popular a.m. news shows. The program is still reeling from a sexual misconduct scandal involving its former star host, Mitch Kessler (Steve Carrell), and the suicide of the ...Read more

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'The Morning Show' review: Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon spin in pointless circles in Season 2 of the Apple TV+ drama

Set at a fictional TV network beset by #MeToo scandals and an overabundance of egos and corporate jousting, “The Morning Show” could have been a fascinating look at how the TV sausage is made. But Season 2 of the Apple TV+ drama, starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, is as much of a mess — if not more so — than it was in ...Read more

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The Emmys are Sunday. Here's who's going to win

The 73rd Emmys arrive Sunday, and if you're watching at home, you won't be the only one. Thanks to the stubborn pandemic, the Television Academy is limiting attendance to about 600, meaning that some of this year's nominees won't be allowed to attend. Don't worry. This is mostly just producers. Your favorite stars will (probably) still be there,...Read more

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Frank Stallone quietly loved being the butt of Norm Macdonald's jokes

Norm Macdonald was a fearless comedian, known for his brutally honest jokes about a host of celebrities, including O.J. Simpson and Michael Jackson. But the butt of many of his jokes also happened to be one of his biggest fans.

Who? You guessed it, Frank Stallone.

Macdonald, who died Tuesday at 61 after privately having cancer for nine years, ...Read more


New Muhammad Ali documentary pulls no punches

We remember Muhammad Ali as the Greatest. But there was a time when much of America hated his guts. To his dissenters, he was too cocky, too pretty, too Muslim, too Black. His journey from outcast to idol is at the heart of "Muhammad Ali," an eight-hour documentary premiering Sunday on PBS.

Like the rest of Ken Burns' projects, it has a lot to ...Read more

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Top 10 movies for fall 2021: Our hopes for streams and the cineplex, from Bond on down

While spring can really hang you up the most, as a great old song put it, autumn 2021 feels like an honorary spring in the making.

Suspended cultural animation. Uncertain variants and a million separate, often competing comfort zones. Movie theaters have reopened, and people are going back, at least to some (much?) of what’s available, from �...Read more

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Watch the 7 best movies from the greatest actor that fans barely knew

Be­fore greet­ings are ex­changed, Cherry Jones begs for for­give­ness.

"I must a­pol­o­gize. I'm hope­less with dia­lects," said Jones, even be­fore be­ing asked about her ac­cent in "The Eyes of Tam­my Faye," which opens today and in which she plays the moth­er who raised fu­ture ev­an­ge­list Tam­my Faye Bak­ker in ...Read more

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White House clarifies why Nicki Minaj was invited to discuss vaccine safety

The White House has responded again to spitfire rapper Nicki Minaj's claim that she was invited there to discuss COVID-19 vaccines.

On Thursday, Biden administration officials doubled down by saying they had only "an early-stage call" with Minaj to answer her questions about vaccine safety.

Minaj, who made tidal waves this week with tweets ...Read more

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Patrick Dempsey accused of 'terrorizing the set' of 'Grey's Anatomy' before his exit

Some fresh McDrama has surfaced in connection to McDreamy's shocking exit from the long-running medical drama "Grey's Anatomy."

On Thursday, the Hollywood Reporter published a juicy excerpt from "How to Save a Life: The Inside Story of Grey's Anatomy," entertainment journalist Lynette Rice's forthcoming book about the beloved series. It ...Read more

'The Bodyguard' remake in motion, with acclaimed playwright attached

“The Bodyguard” will get another chance at taking control of moviegoers’ hearts.

A “reimagining” of the 1992 romantic drama starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner is currently underway from Warner Bros.

Tony Award nominee Matthew López has been tapped to script the film, which will be “inspired” by the original, according to...Read more