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'Dune,' 'West Side Story,' 'Power of the Dog' among 2022 DGA Award nominees

LOS ANGELES — The Directors Guild of America announced the film nominations for this year’s DGA Awards Thursday after revealing the TV nominees earlier this week.

Nominated for the top honor are Paul Thomas Anderson (“Licorice Pizza”), Kenneth Branagh (“Belfast”), Jane Campion (“Power of the Dog”), Steven Spielberg (“West Side...Read more

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'Nightmare Alley,' 'CODA,' 'Like a Rolling Stone' and more nab 2022 WGA screenplay nominations

LOS ANGELES — Twisty noir “Nightmare Alley” by Guillermo del Toro and Kim Morgan, eco-satire “Don’t Look Up” from Adam McKay and documentary “Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres” by Suzanne Joe Kai are among the nominees for the 2022 Writers Guild Awards, the guild announced Thursday.

The annual ...Read more

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Kanye West announces release date for 'Donda 2.' But maybe don't hold your breath?

“Donda 2" is seemingly on the horizon.

Ye — the rap mogul formerly known as Kanye West — took to Instagram Thursday morning to announce that the follow-up to his 2021 album will arrive on Feb. 22 — or 2.22.22, as he put it — with Atlanta rapper Future serving as executive producer.

The burning house in the photo Ye posted is eerily ...Read more

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With Adele's Las Vegas shows on hold, Keith Urban swoops in to fill the gap

In the wake of Adele’s tearful, last-minute announcement that she was postponing her Las Vegas residency, Keith Urban is making a similarly last-minute announcement that he is adding five shows at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace to fill the 4,100-person room.

“VEGAS !!!!! We’re coming BACK to the @ColloseumatCP! See you SO soon March 25 -...Read more

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Neil Young fans slam Rogan decision: 'Hey, Hey, My, My, Spotify picked the wrong guy'

When Neil Young gave Spotify an ultimatum — him or Joe Rogan — the streaming giant picked Rogan.

Big mistake, say Young's fans.

The veteran musician's supporters have flooded social media with messages condemning Spotify after the platform opted Wednesday to keep Rogan's podcast over Young's music.

The "Heart of Gold" hit-maker threatened...Read more

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'Power of the Dog,' 'Dune' among the 2022 PGA nominations

LOS ANGELES — The 2022 Producers Guild of America Awards nominations have been announced, and they might spell trouble for a foreign-language awards-season favorite and a couple of blockbusters trying to get some best picture cred.

The PGA nominations went largely as expected, with critics' awards favorite "The Power of the Dog" honored among...Read more

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Ansel Elgort's 'West Side Story' co-stars address sexual assault claim against him

Despite the passage of time and the splashy release of Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" remake, a 2020 sexual assault allegation still lingers around star Ansel Elgort. It's an allegation his female co-stars were just called upon to address.

Nine months after filming on the musical wrapped, in June 2020, a woman tweeted that the actor had ...Read more

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What's on TV this week: 'Pam & Tommy,' Betty White, the Winter Olympics and more

Sunday

City folks abandon creature comforts to try roughing it with their more self-sufficient significant others in the new unscripted series “Love Off the Grid.” Anytime, Discovery+

The Cincinnati Bengals battle the Kansas City Chiefs for the AFC championship and the Los Angeles Rams face the San Francisco 49ers to decide the NFC title. ...Read more

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New Janet Jackson doc includes footage of fight with Jimmy Jam in Minneapolis studio

Janet Jackson became one of the greatest pop stars in history, thanks in no small part to the legendary albums she recorded in Minneapolis. She's also mastered the art of shutting out the world.

Trailers for "Janet Jackson," a four-hour documentary airing Friday and Saturday on A&E and Lifetime, promise that viewers will finally get the whole ...Read more

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'Clean' review: Adrien Brody gets his hands very, very, very dirty

Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody goes dark as night in the ultraviolent "Clean," a deeply moody, very midnight-y revenge thriller that's like "John Wick" for the grindhouse set.

Brody, who co-wrote the script (and also composed the trap-laden score, respect), plays a mysterious upstate New York man with a haunted past who goes only by Clean. ...Read more

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Right-wing talking head Dan Bongino permanently banned from YouTube

Dan Bongino has been booted from YouTube.

The conservative pundit and Fox News personality has been banned from the social media platform for ignoring a suspension, a spokesperson for YouTube told the Daily News Thursday.

Bongino was slapped with a seven-day suspension on his clip show channel on Jan. 20 for violating the website’s COVID-19 ...Read more

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Review: 'Jockey' should have a horse in Oscar race, with Clifton Collins' towering performance

If Oscar voters remembered Clifton Collins Jr.'s work in "Jockey" — or even saw it — he'd be winning best actor this year.

"Jockey" debuted a year ago at the Sundance Film Festival and seems to have gotten lost in subsequent months, although Collins is nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his towering performance as the title ...Read more

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'The Fallout' review: Searching for clarity in wake of school shooting

It's an average day at high school for 16-year-old Vada Cavell.

She hits Starbucks on the way to school with her best friend. In class, she gets up from her desk to take a phone call from her sister and wanders the empty halls. She stops in the bathroom where a classmate is putting on makeup because school pictures are later that day.

And ...Read more

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'The Woman in the House...' review: Mystery spoof poorly executed

It's tough to pull off a good mystery, and even harder to pull off a great satire.

"The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window" is never quite sure which one of those things it's trying to be, so it winds up whiffing on both fronts.

Kristen Bell is Anna Whitaker, a divorcee in idyllic suburbia whose daughter was ...Read more

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Super Bowl week adds another star: Usher to perform at annual Chairman's Party

LOS ANGELES — Athletes aren't the only celebrities who will take center stage in Los Angeles the week of Super Bowl LVI.

In addition to the all-star hip-hop halftime show featuring Dr. Dre, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar — and local arena concerts by Miley Cyrus, Halsey and Green Day — R&B icon Usher will be performing as part of an invitation...Read more

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Adam Driver scores first Cesar Award nod with psychological rock opera 'Annette'

Ahead of the upcoming Oscar nominations — where he could get some shine for his work in “House of Gucci” — Adam Driver is making waves overseas for his first rock opera.

The “Girls” star received the best acting nomination for France’s top film honor with his role in Leos Carax’s musical psychological drama “Annette.”

The ...Read more

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Ariana DeBose wants you to feel Anita's presence before you even hear her

Ariana DeBose is not Anita. She doesn't even speak Spanish. Hearing her, seeing her in her civilian guise (really, how long before she becomes a Marvel heroine?), it becomes almost humorously clear just how much of a performance her star-making turn in Steven Spielberg's remake of "West Side Story" is.

Then again, talking with DeBose, you learn...Read more

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Neil Young Radio returns to SiriusXM after Spotify drops the rock legend

One day after Spotify removed Neil Young’s music from its streaming service, SiriusXM is filling the void with the return of Neil Young Radio.

On Wednesday, Spotify answered Young’s ultimatum of “They can have Rogan or Young. Not both.” by choosing the podcaster, even after Young removed the open letter from his site. The 76-year-old ...Read more

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Television Q&A: Is 'Devil in the White City' adaptation still happening?

You have questions. I have some answers.

Q: We’ve been hearing for 10 years that Leonardo DiCaprio will star in the film version of “The Devil in the White City.” It’s been a long time coming. Is this movie going to be made? Hope so!

A: Still in the works is a screen adaptation of Erik Larson’s nonfiction account of murder and the ...Read more

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'Charli XCX: Alone Together' review: Pop doc suffers frayed connection

A documentary born out of isolation, "Charli XCX: Alone Together" feels stuck in one place.

It's built on a high concept gambit: the world shuts down and pop dynamo Chari XCX is stuck in her L.A. home with nowhere to go and nothing to do. Feeling creatively restless, she decides to write, record and release a new album in a five week period, ...Read more