O.J. Simpson died April 10. But the media age ushered in by his presence, his saga and his white Bronco, remains very much with us. An all-time great NFL running back-turned-actor, Simpson was a minor celebrity and part of a circle of fame-adjacent Los Angeles hangers-on in the 1990s. (Notably, Simpson’s close friends included the Kardashian […]

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Steve Lawrence, a king among easy-listening crooners who rocketed to fame in the ’50s and ’60s as half of the duo Steve and Eydie, died Thursday at age 88. Lawrence died at home in Los Angeles, and the cause of death was complications from Alzheimer’s disease, according to a spokesperson for the family, Susan DuBow. […]

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Richard Lewis, the stand-up comedian who also starred alongside Larry David in “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” has died due to a heart attack, Variety has confirmed. He was 76. Lewis announced last April he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and was retiring from stand-up comedy. He most recently appeared in Season 12 of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” currently airing on […]

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Back To The Future star Michael J Fox, who is living with Parkinson’s disease, made a surprise appearance at the BAFTAs to present the best film award. The 62-year-old actor came onstage in a wheelchair but insisted on standing up at the podium to hand out the prize to Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer. Fox received a […]

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“And the BAFTA goes to… Oppenheimer” Those words were on BAFTA Film Awards ceremony presenters’ lips a total of seven times in London on Sunday at the ceremony, hosted by Scottish actor David Tennant (Doctor Who, Inside Man) at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in the British capital. Those included the lips of Michael J. Fox, who unveiled the best […]

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Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, SZA and Billie Eilish were among the winners at the 2024 Grammy Awards, which were handed out Sunday in 94 categories. The awards were presented in two separate ceremonies taking place in Los Angeles. Taylor Swift won album of the year for Midnights, making her the first person to win that category four […]

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Carl Weathers, who starred as Apollo Creed in the first four Rocky films and appeared in Predator, The Mandalorian, Happy Gilmore, Action Jackson, Arrested Development and dozens of other films and TV shows, died Thursday, his family announced. He was 76. “We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Carl Weathers,” his family said in a statement. “He […]

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Broadway legend Chita Rivera, a two-time Tony winner and nine-time nominee, died on Tuesday morning after a brief illness, her publicist announced. She was 91. The actor-singer-dancer originated the role of Anita in the original Broadway production of “West Side Story,” as well as the title character in “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and the role of […]

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Taylor Swift might be Super Bowl-bound. The pop star could be on hand in Las Vegas to cheer on boyfriend Travis Kelce in two weeks after he and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Baltimore Ravens 17-10 in the AFC championship game on Sunday. Swift watched the game from a suite and joined Kelce on the field afterward to celebrate, greeting […]

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The NFL defending champion Kansas City Chiefs will play against the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl on Feb. 11 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, as both teams emerged victorious from the league’s Championship Sunday. The Chiefs won, 17-10, in a hard-fought battle against the home team Baltimore Ravens to advance to the Big Game. Tight end Travis Kelce (you may have heard […]

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Comedy Central is reaching back to the past to keep its long-running “The Daily Show” going in the present. After scuttling a months-long search for a new host, the Paramount Global network said it has enlisted Jon Stewart, who presided over the late-night mainstay’s most popular era, to serve as its host on Monday nights throughout the 2024 […]

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“Oppenheimer,” a sprawling examination of the dawn of the Atomic Age, kicked off the race for the 96th Academy Awards on Tuesday, earning 13 nominations. It was followed closely behind by “Poor Things,” a feminist fantasy set in a steampunk world of mutants and male chauvinist pigs, which earned 11 nominations. “Killers of the Flower Moon,” a […]

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Three shows dominated the 2023 Emmy Awards on Monday night: “Succession,” “The Bear” and “Beef.” Each show nearly swept its respective category in the drama, comedy and limited series races. “Succession” and “The Bear” tied with a leading six wins each, and “Beef” followed closely with five trophies. Hosted by Anthony Anderson, the 75th Emmy […]

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The 29th annual Critics Choice Awards took place in Santa Monica on Sunday night, and the big winners of the night were Oppenheimer, The Holdovers, Barbie, Succession, Beef and The Bear. Chelsea Handler, who hosted for the second year in a row, began her opening monologue by calling herself “microdose Barbie,” and made a dig at studio executives who were “forced to vacation” for […]

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The 2024 awards season is officially underway as Universal Pictures’ Oppenheimer won Best Motion Picture Drama the 81st annual Golden Globes tonight, leading all films and TV shows with five trophies. Check out the winners in all 27 categories below, see the wins by distributor and TV network/platform here. Cillian Murphy took Best Male Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for Universal’s global […]

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Tom Smothers, one half of the Smothers Brothers musical comedy duo, died on Dec. 26 in Santa Rosa, Calif. due to cancer. He was 86. Smothers’ younger brother and co-star of “Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” Dick Smothers announced that Tom died at home with his family. Dick Smothers said in a statement, “Tom was not only the […]

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The next entertainment mega deal may be on the horizon. Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav and Paramount Global CEO Bob Bakish held a meeting this week, a source confirms to The Hollywood Reporter. The moguls discussed the possibility of a merger between the companies, though the source added that it was “very, very early” in talks. Spokespersons for […]

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Jonathan Majors is out at Marvel Studios in a stunning career blow for the once-rising actor. On Dec. 18, a Manhattan jury found Majors guilty of reckless assault in the third degree and guilty of harassment following a two-week trial that stemmed from a March incident between the actor and his ex-partner, Grace Jabbari. Before his March arrest, Majors was […]

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This is pretty, pretty, pretty sad news. Curb Your Enthusiasm is officially coming to an end with Season 12 on HBO Every season creator and star Larry David says that he’s ending the show, but this time it seems it’s real. “As Curb comes to an end, I will now have the opportunity to finally shed this ‘Larry David’ persona and become the […]

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Hollywood writers, actors and producers were quick to pay tribute to Norman Lear today as news of his death spread through the artistic community. “He was the kindest and gentlest man,” Jennifer Aniston wrote in a lengthy Instagram post. “When you were in his presence, you were the only one in the room. He made everyone feel […]

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 The meteoric political rise of George Santos and the web of fabulist tales it was built on are getting a movie treatment. HBO Films has optioned the rights to Mark Chiusano’s new book The Fabulist: The Lying, Hustling, Grifting, Stealing, and Very American Legend of George Santos, which was published on November 28, 2023. The news comes on the […]

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Marty Krofft, who with his brother Sid produced memorable kids shows “H.R. Pufnstuf” and “Land of the Lost” — as well as the 2009 feature based on the latter — has died. He was 86. Krofft died of kidney failure Saturday in Los Angeles, Calif., a family representative told Variety. Often referred to as the King […]

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Taylor Swift and Morgan Wallen were among the top winners at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night. Swift entered the evening as the finalist (as the BMAs call their nominees) in the most categories — a staggering 20 nods. She took home a total of 10 awards, including the coveted trophy for top artist and […]

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Advertisers are leaving the site formerly known as Twitter after a new report found that pro-Nazi content was appearing next to company ads and Musk himself supported a baseless antiemetic conspiracy theory to his 163 million followers. IBM confirmed this week it is stopping advertising on X, saying the company has “zero tolerance for hate speech and […]

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The Golden Globes organization has announced that the 2024 Golden Globe Awards ceremony will air live on CBS, stream on Paramount+ and be available on the CBS app as part of a new deal between the network and the Golden Globes. The telecast, which will run for three hours beginning at 5 p.m. PST, will air Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, […]

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