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Noah Baumach will adapt DeLillo's "White Noise"; Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig to star

It took long enough, but there might be no better year to embark on the project than apocalyptic 2021: Don DeLillo's cool, tragicomic and catastrophic novel "White Noise" will become a movie. And Noah Baumbach, master of domestic catastrophe, will direct it, with Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig to star.

The National Book Award-winning satire, ...Read more

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'Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil' will open first virtual SXSW Film Festival

The South By Southwest Film Festival is pulling back the curtain on programming for its first virtual edition, including the world premiere of opening night headliner "Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil." Directed by Michael D. Ratner, the YouTube Originals docuseries takes a look at the pop singer's near-fatal 2018 overdose and its aftermath. ...Read more

Late-night hosts joke Trump impeachment 'sequel' was 'worse than the original'

Everything was just peachy on the late-night TV circuit after Donald Trump was impeached for the second time during his presidential tenure.

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives delivered the most bipartisan impeachment in United States history on a 232-197 vote. And talk show hosts Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, James Corden, Seth Meyers ...Read more

The mystery is over: Ariana Grande taps Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat for new remix

Ariana Grande is bringing the girl power again on the remix for "34 + 35," which was expected to drop Thursday.

The 27-year-old pop superstar has tapped "WAP" rapper Megan Thee Stallion and "Like That" singer Doja Cat for the all-star remix.

Grande teased the collaboration this week — as she's wont to do — stoking fan interest with cryptic...Read more

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Television Q&A: Will 'Emily in Paris' and 'Anne with an E' return with more episodes?

You have questions. I have some answers.

Q: Are there going to be more episodes of “Emily in Paris” and “Anne with an E”? I enjoyed both of them on Netflix.

A: “Anne with an E” appears to be done, for somewhat complicated reasons. In 2019, Canada’s CBC – which was a broadcaster of the show – announced it would no longer be ...Read more

‘The Many Saints of Newark,' prequel movie for ‘The Sopranos,’ moves release date to September

The chance to see Tony Soprano in the past will now be released a little deeper into the future.

“The Many Saints of Newark,” a highly anticipated prequel film for “The Sopranos,” has moved its release to Sept. 24, Warner Bros. announced Wednesday evening.

The movie was previously scheduled to come out March 12.

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Betty White turns 99 this weekend and has some wild plans to celebrate in quarantine

Beloved actress Betty White turns 99 Sunday and has some wild plans to mark the big day — even in the pandemic.

The "Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Golden Girls" star, who was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1922, is a passionate animal advocate and eagerly shared how some cute critters fit into her century-adjacent celebration.

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Review: In 'WandaVision' a couple of Avengers struggle to assimilate in suburbia with mixed results — so far

The early half-hours of “WandaVision,” Marvel Studios’ new Disney+ TV series, boast special powers of audience division. While it’s far too early to assess the nine-episode, $150 million gamble fully, so far it’s interestingly bad.

I know. I was hoping for better too. The gathering storm clouds and heavy-duty tonal shift promised by ...Read more

Lady Gaga to perform National Anthem at Biden inauguration

Joe Biden has gone gaga for Gaga.

The New York-born Lady Gaga will perform the National Anthem at the president-elect’s inauguration next week, the inaugural committee reported Thursday.

Gaga, born Stefani Germanotta, campaigned for Biden during the general election, hitting the trail for him the night before the election at a drive-thru ...Read more


New film, "MLK/FBI," explores how FBI tracked Martin Luther King Jr. for years

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., for a period of 13 years, was one of the most scrutinized and filmed figures in American history, from the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955 to his assassination in Memphis in 1968.

But it wasn't just the press watching him. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, which J. Edgar Hoover led, took a keen interest in ...Read more

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It took 31 years, but Daniel Dae Kim finally lands his first lead role in TV series

A multitude of entertainment luminaries are congratulating veteran TV star and executive producer Daniel Dae Kim on a milestone many believe is " well overdue" and "so deserved."

On Wednesday, National Geographic announced that Kim and "Scandal" alum Tony Goldwyn have been tapped to star in the second season of its anthology thriller "The Hot ...Read more

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Afraid to upset its subject, sources for HBO's Tiger Woods doc took some convincing

Many viewers who tuned into the first episode of "Tiger," HBO's probing documentary about his rise to golfing greatness, his dramatic fall from grace and his more hopeful future, likely had one question: Did Tiger Woods watch?

The filmmakers behind the series, the second and final installment of which runs Sunday, seriously doubt that Woods ...Read more


Issa Rae's 'Insecure' days will end with a fifth and final season on HBO

"Insecure," the HBO series that made a star of Issa Rae, will end with its upcoming fifth season, the network announced Wednesday.

"Very excited to film our fifth and final season! We couldn't have told a complete story without the tremendous support of our audience and the faith of @HBO," Rae tweeted Wednesday. "See y'all soon!"

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Marvel chief hints what 'Black Panther 2' will look like without Chadwick Boseman's character

Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, said he has no plans to recast the late Chadwick Boseman's character, T'Challa, but hinted that the sequel will deepen the mythology of the fictional land of Wakanda.

Boseman, who died of cancer last August at age 43, played the superhero T'Challa in four Marvel films, including a starring role in 2018�...Read more

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Armie Hammer to 'step away' from Jennifer Lopez rom-com amid scandal

Armie Hammer will "step away" from a romantic comedy he was set to star in opposite Jennifer Lopez in the wake of a brewing scandal surrounding his sex life.

Hammer was set to start filming "Shotgun Wedding" in the Dominican Republic at the end of February. But on Wednesday, a production spokesperson for the Lionsgate project said, "given the ...Read more

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Impeachment with a Toby Keith chaser. What, exactly, is the National Medal of Arts?

Ronald Reagan gave it to Martha Graham. George W. Bush gave it to Dolly Parton. Barack Obama gave it to Sonny Rollins and Meryl Streep. President Trump became the first president not to give it at all for two years.

If you guessed, "What is the the National Medal of Arts?" you move on to the bonus round.

On Wednesday, while becoming the first ...Read more

Chris Jones: A modest proposal for our democracy: Change those election night ‘magic walls' on CNN and FOX

How, in the absence of any evidence whatsoever, did President Donald J. Trump persuade so many ordinary Americans of the veracity of his Big Lie that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent?

That will be a matter of great interest to future political scholars and historians, given the horrific consequences of an act of persuasion that ...Read more

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My worst moment: People assume Lou Diamon Phillips is fluent in Spanish thanks to ‘La Bamba.' He’s not and it led to a chaotic few hours on the set of ‘Che.’

The Fox drama “Prodigal Son,” back for a second season, puts a different spin on the police procedural, with a young criminal psychologist teaming up with his father, a convicted serial killer, to unravel the latest case. Lou Diamond Phillips costars as Gil Arroyo, the police lieutenant who was wounded at the end of last season, which ...Read more


Now's the time for Oscar voters to do some 'Soul'-searching

A non-English-language movie had never won the best picture Oscar until Bong Joon Ho's "Parasite" prevailed last year.

Could Pixar Animation's lovely and gentle "Soul," which ponders all sorts of existential questions in ways both profound and silly, break another barrier this year, becoming the first animated movie to win best picture?

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Upcoming ‘Jeopardy!' guest hosts include Aaron Rodgers and ’60 Minutes’ correspondent Bill Whitaker

Sony Pictures Television has unveiled its guest host plans for “Jeopardy!” while the search continues for a successor to Alex Trebek.

The names lined up include Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, “60 Minutes” correspondent Bill Whitaker, actress Mayim Bialik, veteran network news anchor Katie Couric and “Jeopardy!” ...Read more