COVID-19 didn’t stop Samantha Bee from taping the latest episode of TBS’ “Full Frontal” in which she tackles the “important” and “devastating” Roe v. Wade decision. Bee, filming in her backyard in New York, joked that her need for “attention” prevented her from taking some time off despite testing positive for COVID. But rather than pass […]

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In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade on Friday, most major Hollywood companies are assuring employees they will cover travel costs for those journeying out of state for abortions. The decision, which is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half of U.S. states, has sparked companies including Disney, Netflix, Comcast, Paramount, […]

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Barry Garron, the genial Midwesterner who spent more than a decade as the chief television critic for The Hollywood Reporter, has died. He was 72. Garron died Thursday morning at a rehabilitation facility in Gilbert, Arizona, after being hospitalized during the Memorial Day weekend, according to his daughter, Rachel Dain. He had battled Crohn’s disease since […]

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Zachary Levi has a memoir coming out June 28 titled Radical Love: Learning to Accept Yourself and Others. In it, the Shazam! franchise star reveals that his journey of arriving at a place where he could fully practice self-love and acceptance has been a difficult one as he has faced a lifelong battle with anxiety, depression and low self-worth […]

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During a recess of Thursday’s Jan. 6 committee hearing, Fox News anchor Bret Baier stated the country wasn’t as close to losing its democracy as members would have us believe. Fellow anchor Neil Cavuto responded by saying all it would have taken was for one person to cave. The committee heard testimony from former White House lawyers and officials […]

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Fox News host Sean Hannity defiantly vowed to vape on the air if President Joe Biden‘s FDA banned JUUL products — but even now  that the agency has enacted a ban, Biden “cannot” stop Hannity from making good. On Wednesday night’s edition of Fox News’s Hannity, correspondent Trace Gallagher joined the host to discuss the then-impending but also then-only-reportedly-imminent FDA decision […]

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Showtime has ordered a half-hour scripted comedy pilot from Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody. “Seasoned” is inspired by the couple’s real life and relationship. It follows the delightfully tumultuous relationship and life of a successful, gregarious, deeply committed, slightly insane married couple played by the married actors – roles they’ve been rehearsing for the last […]

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Netflix has cut an additional 300 employees — around 3 percent of its workforce — marking the latest round of major layoffs at the beleaguered streaming giant. “Both Ted and I regret not seeing our slowing revenue growth earlier so we could have ensured a more gradual readjustment of the business,” read a note sent to […]

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Trumpet, a bloodhound, was crowned the Best in Show winner at the 146th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Wednesday night. The show is the second-oldest continuous sporting event in the US after Kentucky Derby and crowned its winner from among contenders who won in earlier best-in-group competitions. Trumpet is owned by Chris and Bryan Flessner, Heather Buehner and Tina Kocar, according […]

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Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall, his fourth wife, are said to be divorcing, according to a report in the New York Times citing two people familiar with the situation. Bryce Tom, a spokesperson for Murdoch, declined to comment. The couple married in London in 2016. Media mogul divorces raise the question of potential impact on assets, in […]

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“My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3” has started filming in Athens, Greece. The franchise’s writer and star Nia Vardalos made the announcement on her  Instagram page, and she also revealed that she is directing this third installment. The film will mark Vardalos’ next feature directorial outing after 2009’s “I Hate Valentine’s Day.” “We are in Greece filming ‘My […]

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Martin Sheen has had fame and artistic respect for decades, but the “West Wing” and “Grace and Frankie” start does have one big regret about his career: His stage name. Sheen’s real name is Ramon Estévez whose father was Spanish and mother Irish, but he adopted the much more Anglo-sounding name of Martin Sheen when […]

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Dominion Voting Systems scored a legal victory in its efforts to hold Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch’s Fox Corp. liable in its defamation lawsuit, not just Fox News, after the network featured guests and personalities who amplified false election rigging claims. A Delaware judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss Dominion’s case against the parent company, after ruling in […]

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HBO Max will premiere its six-part original documentary from CNN Films, “The Last Movie Stars,” on July 21. The docuseries centers on Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, and explores their personas, talent and love story. Four-time Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke (“Seymour: An Introduction”) directs, with Academy Award-winning director, writer and producer Martin Scorsese as executive producer. The docuseries […]

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Neil Cavuto told his Fox News audience on Tuesday that the day’s Jan. 6 committee hearings made former President Donald Trump “look awful.” Reporter Chad Pergram summarized the proceedings and recalled that Trump and his team had leaned on various Republican officials to change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, which he lost. Trump has baselessly stated the election was rigged against him. […]

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Jurors at a civil trial found Tuesday that Bill Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. The Los Angeles County jury delivered the verdict in favor of Judy Huth, who is now 64, and awarded her $500,000. Jurors found that Cosby intentionally caused harmful sexual contact with Huth, that he reasonably believed […]

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On CBS’ Late Show Monday, Stephen Colbert addressed the arrests of members of his production team at a U.S. Capitol office building last week. Among those arrested was Robert Smigel, the longtime Saturday Night Live and Late Night writer who has appeared on Colbert’s show in character as Triumph the Insult Comic Dog on a handful of occasions. Colbert began his monologue by explaining what […]

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Fox News contributor and former Rep. Jason Chaffetz told Sean Hannity that staffers arrested at the Capitol while working for Stephen Colbert should face the same consequences as people who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. On Thursday, seven employees of The Late Show were arrested for unlawful entry. One of those detained was Robert Smigel, the longtime voice of cigar-chewing puppet, Triumph the Insult Comic […]

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Fox News has agreed to pay former host Melissa Francis a $15 million settlement after she accused the network of gender pay disparity and was ultimately taken off the air, the Washington Post reported Sunday. The news comes six months into the New York State Department of Labor’s investigation into her complaint that Fox News retaliated against […]

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In a surprise twist, Pixar and Disney’s new movie Lightyear lost Father’s Day weekend to holdover Jurassic World Dominion at the domestic box office. This is the first time in the pandemic that there’s been three major Hollywood tentpoles doing solid-to-great business (Top Gun: Maverick is the third). As a result, overall domestic revenue hit an estimated $166 million, which is […]

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Uma Thurman, Lenny Kravitz, Mindy Kaling and the Jonas Brothers are among those receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2023. Ludacris, Bill Pullman, Thurman, Vince Vaughn and John Waters will receive stars in the motion pictures category, along with posthumous stars for Juanita Moore and Walker. In the television category, stars will be given to Jon Favreau, […]

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Deborah Vance and Ava Daniels may have parted ways professionally, but they won’t be separated for very long: HBO Max has renewed Hacks for Season 3, the streamer announced Thursday. “We congratulate Hacks‘ extraordinarily gifted executive producers and cast, and our partners at Universal Television,” Sarah Aubrey, HBO Max’s Head of Original Content, said in a statement. “We […]

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Jennifer Hudson’s forthcoming syndicated talk show is getting a leadership injection from The Ellen Show. The newly minted EGOT winner’s The Jennifer Hudson Show will launch Sept. 12 in more than 95 percent of the country and be steered by Mary Connelly, Andy Lassner and Corey Palent. The trio have been the driving force of Ellen DeGeneres’ syndicated show, […]

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Just about a year ago, the Walt Disney Co. announced plans to move most Southern California-based jobs not fully dedicated to Disneyland in its Parks, Experiences and Products Division to a new regional facility in Central Florida. What a difference a year makes. Today, after months of less-than-ideal relations with the state of Florida, a company spokesperson announced that Disney […]

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Billy Crystal is the latest A-list actor headed for Apple. The comedian, in a rare TV series regular role, will star on the limited series Before. Crystal will exec produce the series, which also marks a reunion with his Analyze That producer Barry Levinson. Crystal will play a child psychiatrist who recently lost his wife when he encounters a troubled […]

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