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Joss Whedon speaks out against Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher and says he 'had' to have affairs

Given the opportunity to answer allegations of grievous misbehavior — including claims of sexist remarks and racist actions — on his sets, Joss Whedon copped to affairs (saying he "had" to have them) and situations he "should have handled better" in his personal life, but disputed claims from the likes of actors Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher and ...Read more

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Celine Dion cancels upcoming North American shows to focus on her health

An ongoing health issue caused pop superstar Celine Dion to cancel another string of concerts as she focuses on her recovery.

Dion won’t return for the remaining North American shows on her “Courage” tour following treatment for “severe and persistent muscle spasms,” concert organizers said in an announcement Saturday.

“I suppose I...Read more

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Pharrell makes the case for economic equity during Martin Luther King event

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia Beach singer, producer and philanthropist Pharrell Williams challenged corporate America to “do more and channel their energy in the right direction” by supporting entrepreneurs of color and adopting equity measures during a speech Monday.

In remarks during the Urban League of Hampton Roads’ annual Martin ...Read more

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Meet the cinematographer whose 'controlled naturalism' is changing the face of TV

Television, obviously, is a medium of pictures. Yet for many, many years, owing to technical, practical and economic reasons, the pictures were not much to look at: flatly lighted, stolidly framed, fashioned to convey dialogue, broad action and necessary information but rarely to communicate mood or tell their own sort of story.

That is all ...Read more

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'Harder They Fall,' 'King Richard' take honors at African American Film Critics Awards

LOS ANGELES — “The Harder They Fall” and “King Richard” topped the African American Film Critics Association Awards, the group announced Monday.

The Netflix Western “The Harder They Fall” collected four awards, including picture and director (for Jeymes Samuel, who also co-wrote and co-produced). Samuel picked up another laurel, ...Read more

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The road doesn't go on forever: Robert Earl Keen announces he'll retire from touring in September

AUSTIN, Texas — Renowned Texas singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen announced Friday that he plans to stop touring in September, with final shows on Labor Day weekend at Floore's Country store in Helotes near San Antonio.

Keen, 66, was born in Houston and attended Texas A&M University in the 1970s before moving to Austin and issuing his debut ...Read more

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Lil Durk treats his MLK Fest audience to a duet with Morgan Wallen

At the Martin Luther King Freedom Fest in Nashville, Tennessee, rapper Lil Durk brought controversial country star Morgan Wallen onstage to perform their Top 14 hit, "Broadway Girls."

Calling Wallen "genuine at heart," Durk prefaced his appearance by asserting, "Can't nobody cancel s— without me saying it, you know what I'm saying?"

The two ...Read more

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Kacey Musgraves is happy to take her sad divorce record on the road

On top of all the renewed worry about COVID, Kacey Musgraves faces what seems like another daunting hurdle heading into her tour this week: singing the ultra-personal, heartbreak-filled songs off her latest album night after night.

Like a Texan caught in a squall, though, the Grammy-winning country-turned-pop singer is shrugging off the latter ...Read more

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Bob Saget honored as 'backbone' of 'America's Funniest Home Videos'

A week after his death, Bob Saget got one more show on “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”

A 90-second memorial tribute to the comedian aired ahead of Sunday night’s episode, honoring the “backbone” of the clip show he hosted from 1989 to 1997.

“Bob Saget is synonymous with ‘AFV’ to this day,” current host Alfonso Ribeiro ...Read more

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Fraud allegations, bitter feud plague family of late rap icon Jam Master Jay

NEW YORK — In glitzy Instagram posts and media sitdowns, Tyra Myricks laid claim to the legacy of the man she calls her father — the late and legendary DJ Jam Master Jay.

She boasted in interviews of her executive position with hip-hop icon Drake’s clothing line, earned a reported seven-figure income as a rising young entrepreneur, and ...Read more

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Review: Netflix series 'Archive 81′ based on a horror podcast is a slow-burn kind of thriller. Don't binge this one

To binge or not to binge: That is the question. Millions assume the answer is “binge!” and that’s that. If a series is any good, the only options are binge-watch or ignore altogether, since life is short and the queue is long. Right?

Wrong. Plenty of extended or limited series work best with a little breathing room between episodes. This ...Read more

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'Aladdin' star Jonathan Freeman reflects on playing villain Jafar ahead of his final performance in Broadway show

NEW YORK — Before he moves on to a whole new world, Jonathan Freeman is enjoying his final magic carpet rides in “Aladdin.”

Freeman, who voiced the villainous Jafar in 1992′s animated “Aladdin,” originated the role in the 2014 Broadway production and has performed in more than 2,000 shows since then.

Jan. 23 marks his final ...Read more

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Amy Schneider is game to host 'Jeopardy!' When she's done winning it, that is

LOS ANGELES — Before taping a recent episode of “Jeopardy!,” current host and all-time greatest player Ken Jennings had a piece of advice for contestants facing reigning champion Amy Schneider.

“People were potentially a bit intimidated when they heard how well I’d been doing,” Schneider tells the Los Angeles Times, “and so one of...Read more

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'Parallel Mothers' review: Pedro Almodovar, Penelope Cruz deliver another beautiful winner

Pedro Almodovar and Penelope Cruz make beautiful movies together. You watch their latest collaboration, "Parallel Mothers," with simultaneous joy and regret: the former for the way in which the film creates its rich world, the latter for the fact that by necessity it must eventually end. It has numerous Almodovar hallmarks — it's a story of ...Read more

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Betty White would have turned 100 Monday. Here's how you can watch her tribute movie

Betty White's enduring legacy needs no introduction.

On what would have been her 100th birthday, her story will be properly honored on the big screen in "Betty White: A Celebration."

Screening in theaters Monday, the film was previously titled "Betty White: 100 Years Young — A Birthday Celebration." After her death on Dec. 31, however, its ...Read more

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'Yellowjackets' creators break down 'heartbreaking' finale -- and your fan theories

Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, the married writing duo behind Showtime's "Yellowjackets," started with a simple idea: What if a girl's sports team was in a plane crash and had to survive? What materialized is a compelling and unnerving coming-of-age tale —a chilling remix of "My-So-Called Life," "Now & Then," and "Lord of the Flies" — that ...Read more

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MC Breed to Mariah: Gazing at the pop charts 30 years ago this week

Jumping in the wayback machine for a look at the Billboard Hot 100 chart from 30 years ago this week:

74. MC Breed, "Ain't No Future in Yo' Frontin'": The late Flint MC (he died in 2008) gave Michigan rap one of its earliest, most notable hits. It didn't perform all that well on the charts — it peaked at No. 66 on the Hot 100 — but with its...Read more

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What makes Joel Coen's Shakespeare unique: His 'Macbeth' is haunted by other movies

The focus of Joel Coen's "The Tragedy of Macbeth," now streaming on Apple TV+, naturally falls on Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, who star as an older-than-usual Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

But lurking through the film is an attention-grabbing figure, as sinister as he is striking, who seems to be fighting on both sides of the battle ...Read more

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'Succession' star Arian Moayed on timely new chapter of his web series 'The Accidental Wolf'

Arian Moayed’s web series is perfect for these dark and dangerous times.

Though best known for playing Stewy Hosseini on the HBO series “Succession,” Moayed is the writer-director of “The Accidental Wolf, a thriller that perfectly embodies the 2020s with its twisty plotlines about military cover-ups set against a backdrop of racial and ...Read more

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TV best bets: 'How I Met Your Father,' 'Fraggle Rock,' 'Ozark,' 'Billions'

Hulu is bringing a gender-reversed version of the popular CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” (2005-2014) on Tuesday called “How I Met Your Father.” It stars Hillary Duff as the mom. So far, it’s getting mixed reviews.

On Friday, Apple TV+ brings back “Fraggle Rock” with a reboot version of the children’s puppet series that was a...Read more