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Women at the helm of films are having a moment


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 22:14:03 GMT

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Sisters are doing it for themselves. Female directors are finally getting more opportunities -- and more acknowledgment.

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'Coming 2 America' brings Eddie Murphy back, riding a wave of nostalgia


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 22:13:02 GMT

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"Coming 2 America" was clearly designed to be crowd-pleasing back when crowds were possible, and as such it's among the few movies redirected from theaters to streaming that have genuinely lost something because of it. That said, it's still a good deal of fun, reassembling old faces from the 1988 original while adding plenty of new ones.

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'Boogie' tells a basketball story, but Eddie Huang's debut misses its shot


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 15:12:57 GMT

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Chef/author Eddie Huang makes his movie debut as the writer-director of "Boogie," a warmed-over collection of cinematic cliches that misses its shot what could have been a fertile premise, in don't-quit-your-day-job fashion.

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Chris Harrison says he's sorry in 'GMA' interview


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 18:16:26 GMT

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Chris Harrison is speaking out in his first TV interview since temporarily stepping aside as the host of ABC's "The Bachelor" following controversial remarks he made last month.

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Alec Baldwin left Twitter because we don't get irony


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 15:32:04 GMT

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Alec Baldwin has once again deactivated his Twitter account.

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Janet Jackson two-part documentary set to air on A&E and Lifetime


Created: Fri, 05 Mar 2021 01:33:01 GMT

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Janet Jackson is getting the star treatment with a two-night documentary event that will air simultaneously on both A&E and Lifetime.

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With 'WandaVision' and 'The Mandalorian,' Disney+ has found its magic spell


Created: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 22:33:59 GMT

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Hits are elusive in the entertainment industry, and the fact Disney+ has conjured two with "The Mandalorian" and now "WandaVision" speaks to a certain kind of Disney magic. Yet as the latter prepares to end its run, lessons have emerged about translating "Star Wars" and Marvel into this relatively new medium, as well as the spells they have cast for Disney+.

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Jennette McCurdy, 'iCarly' star, has quit acting and resents her career


Created: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 16:04:19 GMT

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Don't look for Jennette McCurdy to appear in the planned reboot of "iCarly."

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SAG Awards will be a pretaped one hour special this year


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 16:12:54 GMT

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This year's SAG Awards will be very different from past shows.

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John Oates revives music festival to help fight pandemic-related hunger crisis


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 16:04:24 GMT

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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Oates and his wife Aimee are reviving Oates Song Fest 7908 to fundraise for Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization.

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'Without Remorse' trailer debuts


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 17:29:07 GMT

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Michael B. Jordan is coming for the Russians.

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Solange Knowles says she was 'literally fighting for my life' while making her last album


Created: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 22:56:45 GMT

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Solange Knowles is opening up about her health while making her last album.

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Maria Bello says goodbye to 'NCIS'


Created: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 18:11:27 GMT

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Maria Bello is moving on.

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Britney Spears' father says he would 'love nothing more than to see Britney not need a conservatorship'


Created: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 18:37:54 GMT

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Since the debut of the New York Times documentary "Framing Britney Spears" last month, there has been renewed interest in the singer's court-ordered conservatorship and calls for her father, Jamie Spears, to step aside as co-conservator.

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Dr. Oz helped save a man who collapsed at a New York City-area airport


Created: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 19:27:39 GMT

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Dr. Mehmet Oz sprang into action and helped save a man who had collapsed at an airport Monday night.

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'Moxie' and 'Genera+ion' join a streaming wave of angst-ridden teen drama


Created: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 14:54:49 GMT

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Depending on one's point of view, we are either living through a golden age of angst-ridden teen dramas, or a glut that risks rendering them indistinguishable from each other.

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Golden Globe ratings sink to a record low, sounding a warning to the Oscars


Created: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 17:06:43 GMT

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For those wondering what Oscar ratings might be like in this pandemic-impacted year, based on the off-a-cliff results for Sunday's Golden Globe awards, the forecast could be to look out below.

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Jahmil French, 'Degrassi: The Next Generation' actor, has died


Created: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 03:07:14 GMT

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Jahmil French, an actor known for his role as Dave Turner on the Canadian series "Degrassi: The Next Generation," has died, according to his manager, Gabrielle Kachman. He was 28.

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Online harassment of Rachel Lindsay condemned by 'Bachelor' franchise producers


Created: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 16:18:58 GMT

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The executive producers of the "Bachelor" franchise have Rachel Lindsay's back.

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This essential worker needed to glam up for the Golden Globes. So, she turned to a Facebook community to help make her dazzle


Created: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:15:31 GMT

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One essential worker who was invited to attend this year's Golden Globes gave new meaning to the question, "who are you wearing?"

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Taylor Swift didn't appreciate that 'Ginny & Georgia' joke


Created: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 09:45:49 GMT

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Taylor Swift is over the jokes.

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T.I. and Tiny deny sexual assault allegations as attorney seeks investigation of them


Created: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 04:02:29 GMT

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An attorney is asking two states to investigate rapper Clifford "T.I." Harris and his wife, singer Tameka "Tiny" Harris, in the wake of sexual assault and abuse and other allegations the couple have denied.

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Golden Globes takeaways: Hollywood's award-show challenges in 2021 aren't getting any easier


Created: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 16:57:10 GMT

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If the entertainment industry truly wants the Golden Globes to clean up its act, then Sunday's awkward, glitch-heavy ceremony blew a golden opportunity, while highlighting the problems that all award shows face in this pandemic-impacted environment.

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Chloé Zhao makes history at Golden Globes


Created: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 06:28:19 GMT

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Chloé Zhao has made Golden Globes history.

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'Behind Her Eyes' is a twisty drama that earns its time in front of your eyes


Created: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 14:45:21 GMT

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The less you know about "Behind Her Eyes" going in the better, and while the Netflix drama feels slow-going at first, patience has its rewards. By the time it's over, this sci-fi-tinged limited series becomes a buzzworthy binge, one that will likely have you thinking back to clues you might have missed along the way.

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See what's streaming in March


Created: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 18:27:17 GMT

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See some of what's streaming on Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+ and more in March.

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'The United States vs. Billie Holiday' lets Andra Day deliver its high notes


Created: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:16:28 GMT

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Almost 50 years after "Lady Sings the Blues," "The United States vs. Billie Holiday" revisits the singer's career, through the lens of the feds hounding her. The result is a disjointed, oddly structured movie, which derives its high notes from Andra Day's showstopping performance in the title role.

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'Nomadland' drops Frances McDormand into a rootless life on the open road


Created: Fri, 19 Feb 2021 15:00:24 GMT

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As with her breakthrough movie "The Rider," director Chloé Zhao straddles a line between fiction and reality with "Nomadland," parachuting Frances McDormand into what almost feels like a documentary about those living a rootless existence as nomads traveling across America. It's a very good film, if one that cruises into awards season fueled by what feels like excessive praise given its understated appeal.

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'One Night in Miami' packs a powerful dramatic punch


Created: Fri, 08 Jan 2021 15:25:19 GMT

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A fascinating historical meeting of the minds provides the foundation for Regina King's impressive feature film directorial debut in "One Night in Miami," a creative extrapolation about Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke coming together in 1964. It's a small but riveting movie, anchored by a quartet of knockout performances.

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'Minari' looks back at one family's American dream in rural Arkansas


Created: Thu, 11 Feb 2021 14:56:09 GMT

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"Minari" is a deeply personal film, and quality that's evident in writer-director Lee Isaac Chung's reminiscence about his childhood. Focusing on a Korean immigrant family, the universal themes come through loud, clear and ultimately with considerable power, even if the movie's languid pace works against it.

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