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Review: Forget voice of a generation -- Kendrick Lamar's just trying to get himself right

Kendrick Lamar is not the man — and definitely not the hero — we thought he was.

That's the painful yet liberating message embedded in the confessions, promises, demands and recriminations of "Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers," the daring new album from the 34-year-old Compton-born rapper who's shouldered more expectations over the last decade...Read more

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Edie Falco to play Pete Davidson's mom in biographical Peacock series 'Bupkis'

Edie Falco is going from New Jersey mob family matriarch to the Queen of Staten Island.

The “Sopranos” star has been cast to play Pete Davidson’s mother in his upcoming biographical series “Bupkis,” the pair announced Monday during NBC’s upfronts presentation to investors, during which networks reveal their upcoming programming.

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List of DVD release dates for May 17 and beyond

Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change:


17: Licorice Pizza

17: A Day To Die

17: BMF: Season 1

17: Death Valley

17: Panama

17: Slasher: Flesh & Blood: Season 1

17: Succession: The Complete Third Season

17: Sundown

17: The Last Kingdom: Season Five

17: Tyson's Run

17: Beverly ...Read more

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New on DVD: Robert Pattinson portrays masked Gotham detective in 'The Batman'

The newest iteration of DC'S Caped Crusader tops the DVD releases for the week of May 24.

"The Batman": Robert Pattinson steps in as the rich young scion of Gotham who dons a bat suit to fight crime, battling villains Penguin (Colin Farrell) and the Riddler (Paul Dano) while tangling with Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz) as well. Also starring Jeffrey ...Read more

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Here's how the 'Doctor Strange' Illuminati death scene came to life

Warning: This story contains spoilers for "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness."

When asked to describe his favorite part about working on "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," screenwriter Michael Waldron's answer was quick. "When the audience groaned when Black Bolt and Reed Richards died on opening night, that was the most ...Read more

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Believe it or not: NJ art collector's tale of finding priceless Picasso work at local estate sale

NEW YORK — Imagine this: A priceless Picasso work, its existence a secret shared by few, resurfaces a half-century later. At an estate sale in suburban New Jersey. Tucked inside a frame, and hidden behind another work of art.

Art collector Keith Coppola says the truth is beyond anyone’s imagination — and insists he’s not tilting at ...Read more

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Rock icon Dale Bozzio talks Prince marriage proposal, hanging with Frank Zappa

Dale Bozzio was nowhere to be found when our scheduled interview time rolled around, which seems only appropriate for the lead singer of the Missing Persons.

No mystery involved, though — just a dental emergency. And the new wave icon was in a much better place the following day, as she discussed her fascinating new autobiography, “Life Is ...Read more


Michael Peterson's real-life attorney calls HBO series' big twist 'completely unfair'

After viewing the first episode of HBO Max’s “The Staircase,” Charlotte attorney David Rudolf — who defended Michael Peterson in the real-life murder case depicted in the dramatized limited series — was interested to watch the inspired-by-true-events show unfold.

By the end of the fourth episode, however, he was just annoyed.

“A ...Read more

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Amber Heard's credibility challenged by Depp lawyer during cross

After testifying Monday afternoon that her Washington Post op-ed was about herself, not Johnny Depp, Amber Heard faced pointed cross-examination from Depp attorney Camille Vasquez that was aimed at shaking Heard’s credibility in the eyes of the jury.

“The only one who thought it was about Johnny is Johnny,” Heard said toward the end of ...Read more

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At 74, Maye Musk -- yes, Elon's mom -- becomes oldest Sports Illustrated swimsuit model

Maye Musk wants all women to feel confident in their swimwear.

The longtime model — and mother of Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk — just made history on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition. At age 74, she’s the oldest woman to grace the cover of the magazine’s annual issue — and she has a message for women ...Read more

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Some of pop's biggest stars teamed with Planned Parenthood for this Roe v. Wade ad

Planned Parenthood has tapped scores of young musicians, entertainers and influencers to condemn the U.S. Supreme Court's potential decision to strip their "constitutional right to abortion" by overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

In the New York Times on Friday, 160 female, male and nonbinary individuals listed their names on a full...Read more


Our sincerest apologies, Benedict. 'Bridgerton' Season 3 is for Colin and Penelope

Gentle readers of the Ton, Season 3 of “Bridgerton” will stray from its source material and focus on the romance of Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington.

According to Lady Whistledown herself, the forthcoming season of Netflix’s hit period drama will sideline Colin’s elder brother, Benedict (Luke Thompson), and will instead dive ...Read more

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'Rust' producers plan to complete the movie after sheriff's investigation concludes

LOS ANGELES — Several months after Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins while on the set of “Rust,” one of the film’s producers says he and others plan to forge ahead.

Rust Movie Productions is still being investigated by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office after the company was accused of cutting...Read more

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'Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!' resumes live tapings in brand new Chicago location

CHICAGO — The venerable National Public Radio quiz show “Wait, Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!,” hosted by Peter Sagal, is taking up residence in the historic and newly renovated Studebaker Theatre in Chicago’s venerable Fine Arts Building.

“Wait, Wait” has been taping shows via Zoom during the pandemic. It previously was in residence for...Read more

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Amber Heard denies Johnny Depp's 'disgusting' feces accusation as she resumes testimony in defamation trial

Amber Heard denied ex-husband Johnny Depp’s feces-in-bed allegation, calling it “disgusting,” as she resumed her testimony in their defamation trial Monday.

The actress told the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse that Depp accused her friend of leaving human feces in their bed after he and Heard got into a fight following her 30th birthday...Read more

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Famed entertainer Ann-Margret gets honorary degree from UNLV

LAS VEGAS — Famed entertainer Ann-Margret has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from UNLV..

She told the graduates at Saturday's commencement ceremony inside a packed Thomas & Mack Center of her collegiate background, according to the Las Vegas-Review Journal.

“I did one year at Northwestern ... but I worked really hard ...Read more

Indian action blockbuster 'RRR' roars back to theaters for one-night event

For movie fans in the know, there is life before "RRR," and there's life after "RRR."

The three-hour-plus, Indian historical action blockbuster set in the 1920s is bursting with flying motorcycles, flaming arrows, brooding bromance and physics-defying heroics. It opened in March to huge anticipation from South Asian U.S. audiences, who made the...Read more

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Jason Momoa apologizes for taking pictures in the Sistine Chapel

Jason Momoa, having drawn ire for taking photographs in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel – where pictures are strictly forbidden – apologized on Sunday via Instagram, during a workout, saying he had not intended any offense.

He was fully clothed last Monday when he posted a few photos on Instagram of himself gazing at the masterpiece ...Read more


'Bridgerton' season 3 to spotlight #Polin love story, says Nicola Coughlan

It’s a feather in her cap.

The amorous spotlight is about to shine on Penelope Featherington in “Bridgerton” season 3, Nicola Coughlan announced Sunday night during Netflix’s FYSEE Space’s opening night ATAS panel, the Daily News learned.

Coughlan, 35, confirmed that #Polin — that is, the burgeoning love story between her character...Read more

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Trans fans praise Kendrick Lamar for his 'allyship and activism' on new 'Auntie Diaries' track

Kendrick Lamar spends much of his new 18-song double album, "Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers," wrestling with big issues: identity, spirituality, monogamy, mortality.

But no single track has sparked more online conversation than "Auntie Diaries," on which Lamar explores his evolving relationship with his trans relatives.

The song is a vivid, ...Read more