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Mar 20, 2023

Billie Eilish's Swarm character was inspired by NXIVM
This article contains spoilers for the Prime Video series Swarm.

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Mar 20, 2023

Alicia Silverstone verbally signs on to any and all Brendan Fraser projects
If it's good enough or Brendan Fraser, it's good enough for Alicia Silverstone. During a Clueless reunion panel at '90s Con in Hartford, Connecticut, Silverstone responded to a fan's question about whether she would ever take on a sequel to the duo's 1999 film Blast From The Past with an all-encompassing answer.

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Mar 20, 2023

Our most pressing questions ahead of Succession's final season
Speculating about what's going to happen next on Succession has become something of a national pastime. Now that we know the upcoming fourth season of this stellar HBO show will be its last, that guessing game has changed considerably. We enter the final stretch with the knowledge that wherever these characters end up…

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Mar 20, 2023

Let's pick apart the likelihood of every Yellowjackets fan theory
Yellowjackets season two is nearly upon us, which means it's time to start wildly speculating about what Shauna, Nat, Taissa, Misty, and the rest of the team did out in those woods. It can't just be cannibalism, right? Something else is clearly going on. But what, exactly, is that "something else?" Fans of the show…

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Mar 20, 2023

From whoa to woe: Ranking Keanu Reeves' 20 best performances (and 5 of his worst)
There's no one in Hollywood quite like Keanu Reeves. There's something otherworldly about him, a profound sensitivity that transcends his roles and carries over into his kind, soft-spoken public persona. Few could have managed to evolve from teen heartthrob to stone-cold badass as gracefully as he has. Before The…

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Mar 19, 2023

Lucky Hank creators walk us through Bob Odenkirk's big premiere outburst
Bob Odenkirk has a glorious meltdown less than five minutes into Lucky Hank. Well, his on-screen character does, that is. Odenkirk plays Hank Devereux Jr., a fed-up English professor who, as the show opens, lets go of some pent-up frustration by yelling at his students in class. They complain about his crystal-clear…

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Mar 19, 2023

Shazam! Fury Of The Gods opens at number one at the weekend box office, and let's leave it at that
Yes, Shazam! Fury Of The Gods has indeed opened lower then the first movie and lower than analysts predicted it would, debuting at just over $30 million and continuing a trend of disappointment for DC superhero movies. But, it still opened in the top spot at the domestic box office, and that's worth being proud of!…

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Mar 19, 2023

Filming their feud in Beef gave Steven Yeun and Ali Wong hives
Road rage "comedy" Beef is coming to Netflix on April 6, and that's probably not a moment too soon for stars Steven Yeun and Ali Wong, who are probably relieved to be done with it. Speaking at a South By Southwest Q&A (via Variety), Yeun mentioned that their "bodies shut down" when they were done filming, with Wong…

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Mar 19, 2023

Michael Jordan insisted that Ben Affleck get Viola Davis to play his mom in Air
Ben Affleck's Nike movie Air is an obvious love letter to Michael Jordan and his cool, cool shoes, but Affleck revealed during the film's premiere at South By Southwest that Jordan had some stipulations before giving Affleck his blessing. The first was that Howard White, vice president of the Jordan brand, "needed to…

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Mar 19, 2023

What's on TV this week—Lucky Hank, All The Beauty And The Bloodshed, The Night Agent
Welcome to What's On, our weekly picks of must-watch shows. Here's what you need to watch from Sunday, March 19, to Thursday, March 23. All times are Eastern. [Note: The weekend edition of What's On drops on Fridays.]


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Mar 19, 2023

This March, Criterion Channel highlights Buster Keaton, Isabelle Huppert, and Oscar winner (yes!) Michelle Yeoh
Just in time to celebrate Michelle Yeoh's Best Actress Oscar win for Everything Everywhere All At Once, Criterion Channel premieres a collection of her earlier work in Hong Kong action films. It's a full slate of Yeoh favorites that shows how much the Malaysian-born actor kicks ass. And that's just the beginning of…

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Mar 18, 2023

Woof, Shazam! Fury Of The Gods is opening even worse than expected
It's like we always say: Nothing good happens when you release a superhero movie with an exclamation point in the title where a colon should rightly be. Hence news reports this weekend that Shazam! Fury Of The Gods—genuinely irritating to type out, for what it's worth—is opening even worse than its initial…

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Mar 18, 2023

Oscars face ongoing criticism over "Naatu Naatu" performance
A week after airing, the 95th Academy Awards are continuing to come under scrutiny from critics, specifically for their handling (and casting) of a much-anticipated performance of hit song "Naatu Naatu" from international film sensation RRR. As reported in pieces by Variety, The L.A. Times, IndieWire, and more, the…

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Mar 18, 2023

Willow show not really dead, because nothing dies anymore, Willow showrunner asserts
Earlier this week, reports broke that Willow—the streaming TV continuation of Ron Howard and George Lucas' 1988 fantasy epic—had been canceled after a single season on the air at Disney . Now, though, series showrunner Jon Kasdan has pushed back on those reports, asserting, basically, that in a world where Willow can…

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Mar 18, 2023

Paramount orders Good Burger 2 starring Kenan and Kel
Exciting news from the Nostalgia Mines today, as those dedicated diggers at Paramount announce they've just knocked a big ol' chunk of our collective childhoods free for processing into precious, life-giving views: Good Burger's coming back, baby!

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Mar 18, 2023

The best movies to watch on Hulu right now
Hulu, like all streaming services, adds and loses titles every month. If you see something that you want to stream, don't assume that it will still be there two weeks or months later when you get around to it. It may hop over to another streaming service like Netflix or Amazon Prime for a few months, or it may…

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Mar 17, 2023

Sam Neill reveals he recently underwent treatment for stage three blood cancer
Actor Sam Neill, best known for his top-tier social media presence (and also as one of the chief performers of the Jurassic Park/Jurassic World franchise of films) announced today that he recently underwent treatment for stage three blood cancer. Per The Guardian, Neill delivered the news via his new memoir, Did I…

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Mar 17, 2023

SNL avoids a strike as editorial team reaches tentative deal with management
The editorial team that keeps Saturday Night Live running on pre-taped material will not be going on strike next month, it appears, as THR reports that the team has reached a tentative deal with management. This comes courtesy of a statement from the Motion Picture Editors Guild, which represents the editors for the…

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Mar 17, 2023

Keanu says John Wick: Chapter 4 will be dedicated to Lance Reddick
As news circulates today of the death of actor Lance Reddick, a number of his colleagues and co-workers from across a nearly 30-year history in Hollywood have come forward with statements of tribute. That includes the star and director of what would have been Reddick's latest movie, John Wick: Chapter 4, Keanu Reeves…

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Mar 17, 2023

Tom Cruise, for one, apparently loves The Flash
As Shazam! Fury Of The Gods bows in theaters to a somewhat muted reception, there are already eyes on the next DC movie on the docket. According to The Hollywood Reporter, none other than Tom Cruise is already a fan of The Flash, which isn't due out for another three months.


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Mar 17, 2023

Tyra Banks is leaving Dancing With The Stars
We have no choice but to smize through the tears today, as Tyra Banks has announced that she's leaving her position as the host of Disney 's Dancing With The Stars to pursue her dreams of not doing that anymore. At least we were given one extremely solid Tyra-ism on the way out, as Banks told TMZ (who caught her…

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Mar 17, 2023

R.I.P. Lance Reddick, star of John Wick and The Wire
Lance Reddick, the actor best known for roles on The Wire, Fringe, and the John Wick franchise, has died, according to TMZ. He was 60 years old.


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Mar 17, 2023

Bel-Air renewed for a third season at Peacock
The viewing public's demand for TV stories that transform literal sitcom plots into prestige teen dramas continues to be insatiable, apparently, as journalist Daric L. Cottingham reports that Peacock has renewed Bel-Air for a third season on the streaming airwaves. News of the renewal comes as the series—which…

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Mar 17, 2023

The cast of Daisy Jones & The Six on their favorite performance from the show
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Mar 17, 2023

Denzel Washington circling role in Paul Mescal-led Gladiator sequel
As new dispatches on the casting for Ridley Scott's Gladiator sequel arrive daily, today's rumor is Denzel Washington is in talks to join the Paul Mescal-led film.

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Mar 17, 2023

Hilarie Burton says Chad Michael Murray confronted One Tree Hill creator after alleged assault
Since starting their podcast Drama Queens in 2021, former One Tree Hill stars Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz, and Sophia Bush have not only recapped the 2000's teen series, but opened up about the toxic environment all three experienced behind the scenes. On the recent episode covering "It Gets Worse At Night,"…

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Mar 17, 2023

Brian Cox has new and exciting words to describe his established dislike of Method acting
Succession's Brian Cox continues to stoke the flames of a familial feud on-screen and off. Although he's previously made it very clear he's not into the whole Method acting thing (a performance style his co-star Jeremy Strong happens to really like), Cox is back to shit on it once more.

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Mar 17, 2023

Demi Lovato is making a documentary about child stars
Who better to helm a project on the plight of the child star than a former Disney kid? Demi Lovato isn't the first ex-child star to tackle the subject, but she does bring a unique perspective to the topic coming from a generation of teen idols who grew up under the scrutiny of both the tabloids and the Internet. Now,…

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Mar 17, 2023

Alison Hammond to replace Matt Lucas as Great British Bake Off host
Following the announcement late last year that Matt Lucas would not be returning to Great British Bake Off, the baking competition has confirmed that Alison Hammond will now be joining co-host Noel Fielding in the tent for its 14th season. She has been a familiar face on British television for two decades, getting her…

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Mar 17, 2023

The 20 best TV shows on Disney Plus right now
Thanks to a growing roster of shows from Marvel (your WandaVisions) and the Star Wars camp (your Andors), along with a cache of beloved older series, from Alias to The Simpsons, there are now plenty of gems on the streamer worth watching beyond classic Disney films. To help figure out where to start, we present the…

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Mar 17, 2023

Daisy Jones & The Six gets more music, this time from Marcus Mumford and Maren Morris
Daisy Jones & The Six has proven to be quite a winning multimedia experience for Prime Video. Upon its release, it was the streamer's number-one series globally, while also holding the number one spot on iTunes with Aurora, the fictional band's album, and re-topping Amazon's Best Sellers list for Taylor Jenkins Reid's…

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Mar 17, 2023

Rachel Zegler on joining Shazam! Fury Of The Gods: "I needed a job. I'm being so serious."
Now that Shazam! Fury Of The Gods is in theaters, Rachel Zegler is opening up about why she took the role of Anthea in the DC film. No, it doesn't stem from a passion for superhero storytelling or because the role was just so perfectly suited for her, but for the same reason many of us do the less glamorous parts of…

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Mar 17, 2023

Things get sticky during Top Chef season 20's rice challenge
It's one of the most fearsome sights on Top Chef: The humble rice kernel. "After 19 seasons, no ingredient has caused more chefs to pack their knives than rice," says Padma Lakshmi at the top of this week's Top Chef elimination challenge, the finicky starch famously vulnerable to turning into a blackened crunch ora…

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Mar 17, 2023

Hugh Grant, on a hot streak, goads Drew Barrymore into song after insulting her voice
Who knew a press tour could be so dangerous for Hugh Grant? The movie star has been in the game for quite some time, but he seems to be critically lacking in tact while promoting Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. So far he's admitted to outrageous on-set tantrums and participated in lethally awkward red carpet…

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Mar 17, 2023

Wild Hearts manages to make something fresh and exciting out of pilfered parts
Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

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Mar 17, 2023

Slicing and dicing this spring's food shows, from the super silly to the not silly at all
Top Chef has returned to Bravo for its landmark 20th season, bringing together chefs from all over the world and previous seasons of the venerable cooking competition, and while Top Chef is arguably The Best food-related reality show, maybe it has whetted your appetite for something a little different? Or maybe you…

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Mar 17, 2023

The 20 best Irish movies of all time, ranked
When you think about Ireland, the first thing that comes to mind may not be the country's robust film industry. But the fact is that Ireland is responsible for some of the most charming (Waking Ned Devine), soulful (Once), and dramatic (In The Name Of The Father) films you'll ever see. And, seeing as how today happens…

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Mar 17, 2023

6 things you have to watch on TV this weekend
Welcome to the weekend edition of What's On. Here are the big things happening on TV from Friday, March 17, to Sunday, March 19. All times are Eastern. [Note: The weekly What's On will publish on Sundays.]


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Mar 17, 2023

Resident Evil 4 is a more mature spin on one of the greatest games of all time
Let's get this out of the way, first and foremost: Resident Evil 4 (2023) is an excellent video game.

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Mar 17, 2023

Shrinking lays the groundwork for a festive season finale
I will say this about Shrinking's penultimate episode of season one: It surprised me not once, not twice, but thrice. One surprise made me almost irrationally angry. Another made me giddy, while its final one proved that the show's writers long drawn out narrative arcs are finally starting to pay off. And so, as…

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Mar 17, 2023

This is Party Down on drugs
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love a TV episode where everyone does drugs, and those who hate it. And I'm going to tell you right now that I'm firmly in the first camp.


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Mar 16, 2023

Barry Keoghan might co-star with Paul Mescal in Gladiator 2
Fresh off his Oscar nomination for The Banshees Of Inisherin—and a highly eye-catching cameo as "I am legally not yet The Joker" in The Batman—actor Barry Keoghan has reportedly lined up his next blockbuster part. Keoghan is apparently set to co-star in Gladiator 2, reportedly joining fellow Oscar nominee Paul Mescal…

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Mar 16, 2023

Hell freezes over as Ticketmaster agrees to give back some of those Cure ticket fees
Travel advisory for any demons in our reading audience tonight, as hell has reportedly frozen over, with Rolling Stone reporting this evening that Ticketmaster is giving money back to consumers. The ticketing company—which has come under fire again lately for both instability in its ticketing system, as well as…

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Mar 16, 2023

Ripped from the headlines, RuPaul's Drag Race puts on the best Rusical in years
Following Marcia's elimination, the top six appear on edge about their own placements in the competition. Anetra is hungry for a second win, Sasha is slightly shaken from a bottom three placement, Loosey and Luxx feel great after a shared victory, Salina without any wins is convincing herself that she can still win,…

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Mar 16, 2023

FGirl Island to change the hierarchy of power in the "F-Person Cinematic Universe"
When FBoy Island creator Elan Gale told TV Line he hoped to create an "F-Person Cinematic Universe," he wasn't kidding.

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Mar 16, 2023

Up Here review: Two nerds play mind games in Hulu's musical rom-com
When a hero in a Broadway musical has feelings that are just too intense, they break into song. Sometimes strangers around them will repeat the lyrics or even dance. Are those songs happening in the world ... or in the hero's head? "Both!" responds Up Here, a cute if flimsy new offering from Hulu (out March 24) that…

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Mar 16, 2023

Stephen Sondheim's final musical is making its way to the stage this year
Nearly two years after his death, Stephen Sondheim's final, unfinished musical will tread the boards later this year. In the works since 2014, the show, now titled ?Here We Are, will receive a limited engagement at The Shed's Griffin Theater this September, according to Playbill.

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Mar 16, 2023

Jack Champion talks about Scream VI and working with James Cameron
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Mar 16, 2023

Warner Bros. reportedly might pick up that Nancy Meyers movie dropped by Netflix
After the news broke earlier this week that Netflix had parted ways with a new Nancy Meyers movie, the project may still live on at Warner Bros. According to The Hollywood Reporter, talks have started over bringing the rom-com from streaming to the big screen. Of course, Warner Bros. has recently become more known…

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Mar 16, 2023

The Idol snags prestigious Cannes premiere despite cursed status
In a sign that HBO may release The Idol someday, Variety reports that The Weeknd's much gossiped-about, beyond-cursed vanity project will premiere out of competition at the Cannes film festival in May.

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Mar 16, 2023

Taylor Swift celebrates the Eras Tour by getting The Civil Wars back together
Taylor Swift sure knows how to keep her fans happy. The Eras Tour is imminent, during which she will play tracks from throughout her nearly 20-year career. (That includes albums that she's never gotten the chance to play live, like Lover, folklore, evermore, and Midnights.) Never content to rest on her laurels,…

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Mar 16, 2023

Ben Affleck has no interest in James Gunn's DC cinematic universe
It's pretty safe to say Ben Affleck didn't rush to theaters to see Shazam! Fury Of The Gods. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Affleck responds to a query about whether or not he would ever want to direct a film in the DC universe—currently masterminded by James Gunn—with a very definitive answer:…

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Mar 16, 2023

Patron saint of polite moviegoing Bruce Campbell tells heckler to GTFO at Evil Dead Rise premiere
Bruce Campbell didn't spend a career caked in Karo syrup to deal with an ill-mannered public. Fortunately, he's as equipped to deal with drunken hecklers as he is with Deadites.


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Mar 16, 2023

Shazam! Fury Of The Gods review: Superhero sequel rarely takes flight
If you're a superhero fan, there's a good chance that director David F. Sandberg's Shazam! turned out to be one of 2019's most pleasant surprises for you at the movies. Though it was rooted firmly in certain superhero origin story archetypes and familiar scaffolding, there was an undeniable comic warmth and intimate…

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Mar 16, 2023

John Owen Lowe likens finding out about dad Rob Lowe's sex tape to learning the truth about Santa Claus
For all the talk of rampant nepotism in Hollywood, there's at least one area where the children of the famous are at a disadvantage: it's way too easy to know way too much about your parents' past. It's a dicey scenario Rob Lowe's son, John Owen Lowe, faced as an impressionable middle schooler, and it arrived in the…

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Mar 16, 2023

Ben Affleck affirms that he had fun at the Grammys
While we all love a good Ben Affleck meme (and there are certainly a lot to choose from), it's sometimes easy to forget that the man behind Twitter's most over-used photos is a real person with real feelings and a lot of very real past hardships to boot.


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Mar 16, 2023

David Byrne puts on the big suit once more for A24's remastered release of Stop Making Sense
After working with A24 for the soundtrack of the Oscar-winning Everything Everywhere All At Once, David Byrne is once again linking up with the production and distribution company for a restoration and wide theatrical rerelease of Talking Heads' pivotal concert film, Stop Making Sense.

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Mar 16, 2023

On Hot Ones, Niall Horan says he wouldn't have chosen himself if he were an X-Factor judge
The latest Hot Ones is an early St. Patrick's Day Special: Irish heartthrob Niall Horan is the latest celeb to take on the "wings of death." The former One Direction band member is currently promoting his solo single "Heaven" from his upcoming album The Show, as well as a new gig as one of the judges on The Voice.

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Mar 16, 2023

The Other Two charts its return for season three
It's a good day to stan Chase Dreams: The Other Two returns to HBO Max for its third season on May 4.


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Mar 16, 2023

Christina Ricci says she was once threatened with a lawsuit over a sex scene
Yellowjackets star Christina Ricci has seen plenty of problematic things over her decades in the industry. As she details in a new interview with The View, that lengthy list includes the time she was threatened with a lawsuit over holding steady on a decision she made about a sex scene.

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Mar 16, 2023

Jim Gordon, co-writer of Eric Clapton's "Layla" and convicted murderer, dead at 77
Famed and prolific ‘70s drummer Jim Gordon, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia after murdering his mother in 1983, has died at the age of 77. Gordon died at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville after a lifelong struggle with mental illness, reports Variety.

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Mar 16, 2023

23 best shows streaming right now on Peacock
We know, we know—it's tough to subscribe to yet another streaming platform. But even so, NBC Universal's relatively new streamer is worth the sacrifice. Peacock is home to network standouts like The Office, Parks And Recreation, and several unique originals and irreverent comedies. (Enjoy them while they last.) To…

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Mar 16, 2023

Jamie Lee Curtis put her they/them Oscar next to her butt plug
It's the dawn of a new day in Hollywood, where an independent Asian-American action dramedy can sweep the Oscars and career scream queens can win Best Supporting Actress. So why shouldn't that Best Supporting Actress decide on the gender of her Oscar or keep the statuette next to a prop butt plug? This is the 21st…

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Mar 16, 2023

Update: The Cure's Robert Smith says he's "sickened" by Ticketmaster's fees
As The Cure prepares to head out on a lengthy North American tour, lead singer Robert Smith has detailed the ways in which the iconic New Wave band refuses to play into Ticketmaster's dynamic pricing schemes while working to combat vicious resellers.

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Mar 16, 2023

Here's your first look and release date for Keri Russell in Netflix's The Diplomat
The Americans fandom is being fed well lately. There was one of 2023's major meme-able movies, Cocaine Bear, starring Keri Russell and Margot Martindale with a crucial cameo from Matthew Rhys. Then there's Rhys' HBO series Perry Mason, which returned this month for a second season. And now his on- and off-screen wife…

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Mar 16, 2023

Brooke Shields shares sexual assault from over 30 years ago: "It's taken me a long time to process it"
Decades into her career, Brooke Shields is opening up about a painful experience from her early years in the industry, a sexual assault by a Hollywood executive Shields says occurred over 30 years ago.

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Mar 16, 2023

Boston Strangler review: Keira Knightley tracks an infamous killer
For decades, police procedurals were a staple of the cinematic diet. Whether ripped from the headlines or crafted solely from writers' imaginations, viewers could count on crime dramas rooted less in mystery than the long arm of justice finally winning out—through the investigative prowess of law enforcement,…

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Mar 16, 2023

U2's 40 greatest songs, ranked
Looking back has never been U2's thing. They were always about the future, or at least the present, craving to be the best and biggest band in the world. But with the release of Songs Of Surrender—a collection of subdued re-recordings of their 40 most celebrated songs—U2 finally have acknowledged that they've entered…

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Mar 16, 2023

Shadow And Bone season 2 review: The Netflix fantasy series gets supersized
If there is a motto the characters live by in season two of Shadow And Bone—the Netflix fantasy series adapted from Leigh Bardugo's hit YA Grishaverse books—it's something along the lines of, "We each fight for what matters most." The central preoccupation in this round of episodes (out March 16) is working out just…

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Mar 16, 2023

Sorry, haters: Jack White releases a tribute to former drummer Meg White
Earlier this week, a post began circulating online in that way that especially brain-offending internet detritus does: A thread from, per Pitchfork, a journalist named Lachlan Mackey, who referred to former White Stripes drummer Meg White as a "terrible" drummer, while suggesting the band would have been far more…

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Mar 16, 2023

Here's your Masked Singer reveal(s) for tonight
Two more famous folk decapitated on The Masked Singer tonight—but in a fun, game show kind of way, as the Fox reality singing series de-masked two more competitors, The Jackalope and The Squirrel. (Note to self: Small furry animals fare poorly in Masked Singer land.) (Although given that they un-headed The Wolf last…

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Mar 15, 2023

No, Riley Keough did not lock Priscilla Presley out of Graceland
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Mar 15, 2023

Great news, Shalhoubophiles: Monk is getting a revival movie on Peacock
It's been 14 years since Tony Shalhoub's neurotic detective Adrian Monk last braved the Randy Newman-declared Jungle Out There, solving a whole host of USA (Network)-based crimes through the power of superior deduction and a TV-friendly version of OCD. But now that break in the chaos is over at last, as Peacock…

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Mar 15, 2023

James Gunn gives himself the job of directing Superman: Legacy
One of the perks of being the boss is giving yourself all the good gigs. Seeing as he's now the co-chairman and co-CEO of DC Studios, James Gunn, who made a career bringing together off-beat, D-list superheroes to the mainstream, decided that he will direct the latest film adaptation of the most mainstream and iconic…

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Mar 15, 2023

Ryan Reynolds is about to get a whole lot richer thanks to T-Mobile
Actor, husband, and booze genie Ryan Reynolds is adding yet another endeavor to his list—and this one is exponentially more lucrative than that whole Green Lantern thing. Per Variety, Mint Mobile, a prepaid wireless brand in which Reynolds owns a minority ownership stake, has been acquired by T-Mobile in a deal that…

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Mar 15, 2023

The Cure tried to circumvent Ticketmaster's price gouging. It didn't work.
As The Cure prepares to head out on a lengthy North American tour, lead singer Robert Smith has detailed the ways in which the iconic New Wave band refuses to play into Ticketmaster's dynamic pricing schemes while working to combat vicious resellers.

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Mar 15, 2023

Willow's adventure comes to an end at Disney Plus after one season
As much as Disney would like it to be the case, not every piece of intellectual property is a Star Wars. So when the Mouse House gave the legacy sequel series treatment to Willow, a 1988 cult classic directed by Ron Howard, it was a bit of a gamble. Unlike Star Wars or Disney's other intellectual property manager,…

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Mar 15, 2023

Steven Yeun faces off against Ali Wong in the trailer for Netflix and A24's Beef
After Steven Yeun and Ali Wong both provided voices for the animated series Tuca & Bertie, the two actors will now be seen sharing the screen. However, instead of playing one of TV's most wholesome and supportive couples, they'll be at each others' throats after a road rage incident gets out of hand.


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Mar 15, 2023

Daisy Jones And The Six continue to tease a tour, and continue to not perform, at SXSW
Daisy Jones And The Six has been delighting fans with its weekly episode drops on Prime Video, a slew of behind-the-scenes content all over social media, and a robust press tour. The one thing Daisy Jones And The Six has not done, still, is perform live for fans. One begins to suspect that the skills the cast…

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Mar 15, 2023

Guillermo Del Toro eyes another Universal monster adaptation with star-studded Frankenstein
For his next film, Guillermo del Toro has his eyes on a scary good cast as Oscar Isaac, Mia Goth, and Andrew Garfield are all in talks to board his adaptation of Frankenstein. Del Toro will write and direct the live-action film for Netflix, his third project in part of an overall deal with the streamer.

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Mar 15, 2023

The Bachelor's Charity Lawson accepts the rose to be next Bachelorette
We may be on the cusp of one Bachelor season ending, but that just means a new season of The Bachelorette is ready to borrow the ABC time slot. During Tuesday night's episode of "The Women Tell All," we got our first big reveal for the upcoming franchise's season 20 when it was announced that The Bachelor contestant …

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Mar 15, 2023

Jason Sudeikis wants us to believe season three of Ted Lasso is season four, too
As excited as people are to get lassoed by Ted Lasso, it's a bittersweet return. For months now, we've been under the impression that season three of Lasso would be the show's last, striking a blow to anyone that considers the show a welcome respite from the near-constant doom-scrolling of our modern hellscape.

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Mar 15, 2023

The BlackBerry trailer promises a movie that'll give your thumbs a workout
The latest tech true story, BlackBerry, has been buzzed about since it premiered at the Venice Film Festival last month. Most of that talk has surrounded Glenn Howerton, the square-jawed live-wire of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and his turn as the brash BlackBerry CEO Jim Balsillie. But more than his…

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Mar 15, 2023

The Bachelor contestant apologizes on reunion show for defending blackface
Controversy is nothing new to the Bachelor franchise, with every season including one or more contestants with questionable backgrounds and even more questionable online activity. That hasn't changed with Zach's Shallcross run as the titular bachelor, with season 27 continuing the cycle as tweets circulated online of…

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Mar 15, 2023

Freddie Prinze Jr. had a pretty awful time working with I Know What You Did Last Summer's director
Freddie Prinze Jr. might return to the I Know What You Did Last Summer universe, which is a miracle when you consider that the original film almost made him quit acting altogether. The actor has spoken previously about the near-death experience he had on the set of the slasher, and now he's opening up further about…

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Mar 15, 2023

Scream VI directors break down that shocking opening scene
***WARNING: This interview contains massive spoilers for Scream VI.***

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Mar 15, 2023

The Mandalorian takes most of the week off as we try to find some sympathy for the Empire
It's natural to categorize the main story arcs in The Mandalorian as role-playing game-style "quests," since that's the format they tend to follow—here's a new goal, here's what you need to do and where to go to complete that goal, now go do it—but if that's what we've been doing for all this time, then what the heck…

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Mar 15, 2023

John Mulaney to make his Netflix return with new special Baby J
John Mulaney has a new Netflix special on the way. Titled John Mulaney: Baby J, the hour-long set will premiere on the streamer on April 25.

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Mar 15, 2023

Pete Davidson's comedy Bupkis gets a forceful release date and some first-look images
Pete Davidson's Bupkis, the latest iteration of his fictionalized life story, has an all-star cast and, now, a release date to boot. The show will land on Peacock on May 4, which puts it in prime competition with Disney 's May the 4th be with you offerings, forcing (pun intended) viewers to choose, once again, between…

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Mar 15, 2023

Alec Baldwin nets another legal win as special prosecutor in Rust shooting steps down
The latest update in Alec Baldwin's post-Rust shooting legal saga appears to be a favorable one for the actor accused of involuntary manslaughter: the special prosecutor on the case, Rep. Andrea Reeb, is stepping away from the trial.

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Mar 15, 2023

Jon Taffer thinks Tulsa King is one of the best shows on television
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Mar 15, 2023

Extrapolations review: Apple TV Plus' climate change drama is a star-studded slog
Extrapolations is a challenging endeavor, but perhaps not in the way series creator Scott Z. Burns intended. Apple TV 's bloated, boring anthology tests patience and willpower over eight excruciatingly long episodes. The show, which premieres March 17 and features extensive talent, centers on climate change and its…

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Mar 15, 2023

Paris Hilton says South Park's 2004 parody made her sick
Paris Hilton was an easy pop culture punching bag in the early aughts. She became the poster child for shallow socialites, an icon of the excesses of wealth, and a case study (however unwillingly) for the sex-tape-to-mega-fame pipeline. She was also often at the center of a deeply misogynistic tabloid culture Whatever…

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Mar 15, 2023

The Shazam! Fury Of The Gods premiere was absolutely soaking wet
A Tuesday spat of rain in Los Angeles may have been a win for the drought-prone city, but for the stars of the Shazam! Fury Of The Gods franchise, it played out like a perfect example of the film's titular divine ire. As members of the cast and production team united to celebrate the premiere of the sequel to the…

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Mar 15, 2023

What to watch on Apple TV Plus: 21 best shows streaming right now
Apple TV quickly emerged as one of the most popular and reliable streamers with the breakout, Emmy-winning hit Ted Lasso, which finally returned for its third season this month. However, the streaming platform has a lot more to offer, including the new comedy Shrinking and powerhouse TV dramas like the creepy…

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Mar 15, 2023

Disney paid its subsidiary ABC $10 million for The Little Mermaid trailer slot
This year's Academy Awards contained not one but two corporate placement ads from the biggest companies in Hollywood: Disney and Warner Bros. While the latter's felt less out of place in the celebratory event on film, Disney's The Little Mermaid trailer spotlight pulled many Oscar attendees and viewers out of the…

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Mar 15, 2023

Moving On review: For Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, revenge is a dish served lukewarm
Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda make for great scene partners. This we've known for decades. Even if you'd somehow missed their crackling chemistry in the 1980 comedy 9 to 5, Netflix's Grace And Frankie is a great primer on how much these two legendary actresses love working together. With Moving On, coming shortly after…

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Mar 15, 2023

The Real Housewives Of New Jersey go to therapy (and play ball)
The cast of The Real Housewives Of New Jersey have never shied away from delving into the discomfort of televised therapy over the years, from the family counseling of the Gorga-Giudice clan to former housewife Jackie Goldschneider's frank recovery from an eating disorder last year. But season 13, in particular, has…

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Mar 15, 2023

Spring Breakers predicted everything
The most culturally enduring moment of Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers belongs to a drugged-out James Franco cooing "Spraaaang break forever," but the film's thesis statement arrives at its mid-point to the tune of Britney Spears. As Franco's gangster-slash-rapper-slash-party-impresario Alien sits at a baby grand…

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Mar 15, 2023

Russell T. Davies is really hyping up these new Doctor Who episodes
Dedicated Whovians have been sleeping a little easier ever since Russell T. Davies took over the controls of Doctor Who's TARDIS once again. Since then, it's been one Big Announcement after another: Sex Education's Ncuti Gatwa cast as the Doctor; David Tennant and Catherine Tate returning for the 60th anniversary…

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