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Top 5 panels to check out during DC FanDome

The DC FanDome programming schedule has been released.

The scheduling site for DC's free, virtual fan event launched Friday, revealing over 100 hours of various presentations, discussions, screenings and musical performances.

Kicking off Aug. 22 at 10 a.m., the 24-hour DC FanDome celebrates everything DC: comic books, films, television shows, ...Read more

'Fast and Furious' director Justin Lin to direct adaptation of Kartemquin doc 'Abacus'; casting TBA

The Kartemquin Films-backed documentary "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail," about a tiny New York City Chinatown bank prosecuted for mortgage fraud following the 2008 financial crisis, is heading toward a feature film adaptation, directed by Justin Lin of the "Fast and Furious" franchise.

Steve James directed the 2016 Oscar-nominated documentary. ...Read more

Painter Luchita Hurtado, who became an art star in her late 90s, has died at 99

Shortly after the Hammer Museum opened the doors on its "Made in L.A." biennial in 2018, a visitor reached out to the museum to alert it to a mistake in one of the wall texts.

The tag accompanying several beguiling canvases of nude female forms, created from the perspective of a woman gazing down at her own naked body, listed the painter's ...Read more

'Ted Lasso' was icing on a $250-million deal. Now he has his own TV show

In 2012, after spending $250 million for the broadcast rights to the Premier League, NBC Sports realized it had a problem. No one was sure the U.S. audience understood enough about English soccer to justify the investment, so the network needed a cheeky way to let viewers know it was OK to be a little vague on the rules.

Enter Ted Lasso, a gum-...Read more

John Legend, Billie Eilish among stacked lineup for Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention might just be the hottest music festival of 2020.

On Friday, organizers unveiled a star-studded lineup for next week's virtual event, which will feature performances from John Legend, Billie Eilish, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Porter, Common, the Chicks and more. Musical guests will appear at all four nights of the...Read more

Sports-hungry fans are welcoming live events back to TV

Viewer response to the return of live sports on TV can be summed up in a paraphrase of the famous line from "Field of Dreams" -- if you build it, they will come.

Golf, NASCAR, Premier League soccer and hockey are pacing well ahead of their viewing levels before all action was shut down by the coronavirus pandemic in March.

Major League ...Read more

Lawsuit over potential future Soundgarden album moved to Washington state

SEATTLE -- A messy lawsuit between Soundgarden and Chris Cornell's widow is being transferred to Washington state.

A Florida judge sided with the Seattle rock band Monday, sending the case to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. At stake are seven audio recordings made by Cornell, the band's late singer, which ...Read more

Katy Perry isn't sorry she defended Ellen DeGeneres: 'Not everyone is going to agree'

Pop star Katy Perry is doubling down on a controversial tweet defending comedian Ellen DeGeneres, who recently came under fire after employees of her daytime talk show reported a toxic work environment.

Speaking with the Los Angeles Times' Amy Kaufman, Perry addressed the tweet, which focused on the "positive takeaways" of her personal ...Read more

Bob Mould announces massive post-Husker Du box sets

If you haven't kept up with Bob Mould's music career since he quit Husker Du and left Minneapolis at the end of the 1980s, here's a chance to enjoy it all in one fell swoop.

Mould has announced a sprawling new 24-CD box set and an eight-vinyl LP collection featuring studio albums, outtakes and live recordings from a 30-year span, including the ...Read more

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend announce pregnancy in 'Wild' music video

Things are about get even more wild for Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, who are expecting their third child, The Los Angeles Times confirmed Thursday.

The TV host and EGOT-winning musician announced Teigen's pregnancy in Legend's new music video for "Wild," a beach-set love letter to his wife of nearly seven years.

The steamy short film closes...Read more

Review: As Netflix superhuman action-thrillers go, 'Project Power' is no 'Old Guard'

Hey, have you heard of this new stuff? It's the hottest thing to hit the market in ages, or at least since last week. It could be a total thrill; it could also be terrible, maybe even unbearable. You have no way of knowing how you'll react, really. You just have to take a risk and give it a try.

This more or less sums up the premise of "Project...Read more

H.P. Lovecraft was a virulent racist. How 'Lovecraft Country' confronts his legacy

In the new HBO series "Lovecraft Country," a young Black Korean War veteran named Atticus "Tic" Freeman (Jonathan Majors) explains why he loves the sci-fi novel "Princess of Mars" even though its protagonist is a Confederate soldier. "Stories are like people," says Tic, who is on his way home to Chicago. "Loving them doesn't mean they're perfect...Read more

The many moods of Skullcrusher (who's not as scary as her moniker)

The artist who performs as Skullcrusher crafts work that on the surface is hardly as menacing as her moniker. The simmering, acoustic guitar-centered songs on her debut EP will not collapse your noggin with aggressive rage, distorted noise or irrational violence. You will survive the experience intact.

Those who listen at full volume and with ...Read more

Chris Jones: 'Diana: A New Musical' hits Netflix — and the old walls between screen and theater tumble

Once upon a time, there were movies, television and theater. And we all knew the difference between them.

Movies were what you saw on a Saturday night with popcorn in your lap and a date at your side. Television was something you watched in your living room or bedroom, several nights a week. And theater was human-to-human communication. You ...Read more

After allegations, Bryan Callen asks fans to pay for new podcast on Patreon

LOS ANGELES -- After recently announcing that he would take a leave of absence from his podcast, Bryan Callen is getting back behind a microphone.

On Wednesday, Callen said he would turn to Patreon -- the crowd-funded membership platform -- so he could continue podcasting. The comedian made the announcement in a since-deleted video posted on ...Read more

Actor Drake Bell denies ex Melissa Lingafelt's abuse allegations

LOS ANGELES -- Former Nickelodeon star Drake Bell has denied allegations that he abused ex-girlfriend Melissa Lingafelt and has questioned whether the singer is embarking on a "misguided quest for more money or attention."

Lingafelt, Bell's ex-girlfriend who performs under the name Jimi Ono, said that the "Drake & Josh" star verbally and ...Read more

Review: In the captivating, sobering 'Boys State,' teenage politicians take the stage

In "Boys State," an electrifying documentary about the mock-government program for high schoolers, the act of governance itself sometimes devolves into outright mockery. What else would you expect when, to quote one amused participant, "you put a bunch of 17-year-old boys in a room together"? You get campaign speeches overflowing with ego and ...Read more

Depression, heartbreak and then a reckoning: The rebirth of Katy Perry

LOS ANGELES -- Before the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1, 2000, Katheryn Hudson and her family gathered in their home, readying for the apocalypse. Her parents, both Pentecostal ministers, had already stocked the garage with canned food. And so, on the eve of Y2K, they turned down the blinds and instructed their three children to join them in ...Read more

Jerry Davich: How these Indiana twins became YouTube stars — their enthusiasm breathes new life into classic songs

GARY, Ind. -- Tim Williams contorted his face to figure out where Phil Collins was going with his mega-popular debut single, "In the Air Tonight."

"This is like a WWE ring entrance or something," Williams said, patting his chest for approval of the song's moody intro.

"It looks like he's staring in my soul," added his twin brother, Fred ...Read more

Cardi B made an OnlyFans account to promote 'WAP' video — because of course she did

Rapper Cardi B will soon be talking "WAP," "WAP," "WAP" on OnlyFans.

The "I Like It" hitmaker has created an account on the content subscription service to offer fans a glimpse into her personal life -- including the making of the vibrant, star-studded "WAP" music video featuring Megan Thee Stallion.

"On my OnlyFans, I will be putting the (...Read more