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Fox News fires Bob Beckel from 'The Five,' claims he made insensitive remark to black employee

Fox News has fired Bob Beckel, a co-host of its prime-time program "The Five," saying he made an insensitive remark to a black employee.

The off-air exchange happened Tuesday night, the company said, and was brought to the attention of Fox News' human resources department. An investigation was conducted and Beckel was informed of his ...Read more

TCL Chinese Theatre to project movie scenes on the outside, too

LOS ANGELES -- As if Hollywood Boulevard didn't have enough distractions, the TCL Chinese Theatre plans to blare a dramatic score while projecting movie scenes on the outside of the iconic building starting Monday.

As part of its 90th anniversary celebration, the historic theater on Hollywood Boulevard, once known as Grauman's Chinese Theatre, ...Read more

Judge officially designates 6 people as heirs to Prince's fortune

MINNEAPOLIS -- More than a year after Prince's death, a Carver County judge has officially determined that the musician's sister and five half-siblings are heirs to his massive fortune.

On Friday, Judge Kevin Eide ruled that Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, and Omarr Baker, Alfred Jackson, Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson and John R. Nelson will ...Read more

Netflix's first movie appears at Cannes, and so does the controversy

CANNES, France -- Well, so much for the storm quieting.

Any hope that the Cannes Film Festival could proceed with a focus on movies, instead of the way they're delivered, was scuttled minutes into the first press screening of "Okja," the first Netflix feature to screen at the prestigious French film festival.

The bilingual Bong Joon-ho movie ...Read more

'Downward Dog': Inside the mind of man's best friend, sitcom-style on ABC

CHICAGO -- What complaints might a dog have about its human companion? Consider the inner monologue of Martin, the canine star of the new ABC sitcom "Downward Dog," which premiered last week.

"We used to go on walks," he says into the camera. "Like, actual walks. Whereas now she just kind of, like, shoves me out in this little prison yard" -- ...Read more

Comedian Maria Bamford shares wit, wisdom — and $10K — in keynote at graduation

MINNEAPOLIS -- Even the great ones bomb. Such was the case when comedian Maria Bamford returned to the University of Minnesota on May 14 as the keynote speaker for her alma mater's split graduation ceremonies for the College of Liberal Arts. The first one went fine; the second did not.

Truth be told, the lackluster response had much to do with ...Read more

Column: Remembering Soundgarden's dark knight of the grunge-music scene

SEATTLE -- That voice.

It demanded that you listen, no matter where you were. In an airport, a crowded bar or a sold-out theater.

It was low and smooth, rising from under a drape of curls, or a bare-throated, roof-scraping howl. It could effortlessly ride a churning, thundering wave of sound that rose and fell, but never broke.

Chris Cornell ...Read more

The two Syria documentaries you must see to understand what the hell is going on there

In the documentary film "Last Men in Aleppo," a Syrian civilian rescue squad known as the White Helmets rushes to a bombed-out apartment building on a residential street in Aleppo.

Often the squad's job is retrieving bodies from destroyed flats, hospitals, bakeries or other civilian structures targeted by President Bashar Assad's forces or his ...Read more

Emmys 2017: High time to topple the patriarchy?

When we last left the Emmys, Tatiana Maslany and Rami Malek were geeking out, Julia Louis-Dreyfus was calling up her trophy case designer to talk about a remodel and the adorable "Stranger Things" kids were bicycling through the Microsoft Theater, handing out PB&J sandwiches to the horror of some in the audience. (Gluten and peanut butter? Why ...Read more

'Twin Peaks,' 'Idol,' 'Roseanne': Why can't TV let its dead rest?

I don't want my dead TV shows back.

I'm sure there are people who are excited that David Lynch and Mark Frost's "Twin Peaks" is getting an 18-episode reboot that begins at 9 p.m. Sunday on Showtime; that the original casts of ABC's "Roseanne" and NBC's "Will & Grace" will be reuniting on their former networks; that the CW is resuscitating "...Read more

Movie review: 'Everything, Everything' is unbelievable, but charming

The sickly teen romantic weepy isn't exactly a new genre -- consider the 1970 smash hit "Love Story" -- but it's gained resurgence in the past few years with the runaway success of the likes of "The Fault in Our Stars." The success or failure of such a film, which can so often dip treacherously too far into sentimentality, rides on the plucky ...Read more

Movie review: Ridley Scott's 'Alien: Covenant' is a sleek, suspenseful return to form

Early on in "Alien: Covenant," before any spleens have ruptured or any Xenomorphs have reared their hideous heads, a large ship glides through outer space and unfurls its golden sails, like an ocean vessel catching a light breeze. The purpose of these sails is to harness energy and recharge the ship, but as elegantly imagined by director Ridley ...Read more

Appreciation: Cornell had one of rock's great voices … and one of its most curious minds

No matter its setting, the voice is what hit you first: that brawny yet soulful wail, grounded in sorrow but always reaching upward for a way out of the muck.

Chris Cornell, who died Wednesday at age 52, reportedly of suicide, was one of the great rock 'n' roll singers -- an octave-jumping belter who rose to fame as part of the 1990s' scruffy ...Read more

Conservative media remember Ailes as 'brilliant' but flawed TV executive

Roger Ailes, the founder and former head of Fox News who died Thursday at 77, was a towering figure in the world of conservative news media -- a trailblazer who gave right-wing political voices a national platform and who groomed influential cable news stars like Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity.

At the same time, Ailes' accomplishments were ...Read more

The death of Soundgarden's Chris Cornell is a terrible loss for music — and Seattle

SEATTLE -- One of the most recognizable and important voices in music fell silent Wednesday night with the death of Chris Cornell. This hits hard.

Cornell's distinct and amazing voice is etched into the teenage memories of a generation who grew up in Seattle during the late 1980s, when the music scene was spawning bands like Cornell's ...Read more

Chris Cornell, who helped reignite hard rock in the 1990s with Soundgarden, dies at 52

Chris Cornell, an icon of the '90s hard rock grunge movement and the anchor of Soundgarden and Audioslave, was never quiet about his need to perform.

The artist's death at age 52 was reported early Thursday after a Wednesday night Soundgarden concert in Detroit.

The Wayne County medical examiner's office has ruled Cornell's death a suicide by ...Read more

Chris Cornell found another home for his music in movies

Right from his earliest days as lead singer of Soundgarden, it seemed as if Chris Cornell had come from central casting for rock-and-roll lead singer, a lean, long-haired sex god with an expressively outsized voice.

As there was always something so panoramic about his singing, it was a natural progression for Cornell's music to make its way to ...Read more

'Deadliest Catch' star arrested after alleged assault of Uber driver

SEATTLE -- Celebrity boat captain Sig Hansen was arrested and jailed early Thursday for investigation of assault and property destruction in connection with an early morning incident with an Uber driver in Ballard, Seattle police said.

Hansen, of "Deadliest Catch" fame, was arrested at a residence in Shoreline, though it was unclear early ...Read more

Fall TV update: What's renewed, what's canceled

With the announcement of CBS' fall schedule, the broadcast networks' lineups are mostly set, with just a couple of shows remaining in limbo. Here is the most recent tally of renewals and cancellations.

ABC

Renewed

"American Housewife"

"Black-ish"

"Designated Survivor"

"Fresh Off the Boat"

"The Goldbergs"

"Grey's Anatomy"

"How To Get ...Read more

'Arrow' and 'Jane the Virgin' move nights as the CW mixes things up for the fall

Get ready for some catfights!

A reboot of the classic nighttime soap "Dynasty" is about to cozy up with the teen noir take on the Archie Comics universe on the CW next fall -- that's a real sentence in 2017.

Ahead of its upfront presentation to advertisers at the New York City Center, the network revealed its 2017-18 prime time lineup, and ...Read more

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