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Chuck E. Weiss 'Was More Than the Title of a Song'Chuck E. Weiss, a musician and—with close friends Rickie Lee Jones and Tom Waits—prankish presence in Los Angeles music circles who inspired Jones' biggest hit, has died. He was 76. His family said the cause was kidney failure, the New York Times reports. Weiss was a songwriter, drummer,...
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Bob Odenkirk Speaks Out About Collapsing on SetThanks for checking in, Bob! Everyone was worried about you. Bob Odenkirk collapsed on the set of Better Call Saul last week, and everyone freaked out. His reps released a statement the next day letting everyone know he was alive but had had a “heart related incident,” and his son,...
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Amanda Knox's Reaction to Film: 'Does My Name Belong to Me?"The so-so reviews are in for the new film Stillwater , and now Amanda Knox has panned the whole project. The film is fiction and doesn't set out to portray what happened to Knox, an American who was convicted, then acquitted, of the murder of her roommate in Italy. In between,...
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This Viral Song Is So Bad It Might Be GeniusIt's Friday, so what better time to talk about the video that's sent the internet (and our eardrums) into a tizzy. The viral clip in question is "Red Dress" by Sarah Brand, who describes herself on her site as a "director and writer" from LA, as well as a graduate...
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For Americans, Stillwater May Be 'Ugly'A denim-wearing Oklahoma roughneck (Matt Damon) seeks a killer on the streets of Marseille, France, where his estranged college-age daughter (Abigail Breslin) is serving time for a murder she says she didn't commit. That's Stillwater , the new film inspired by the case of Amanda Knox and directed by Tom McCarthy....
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Lady Gaga Sounds Different in House of GucciLady Gaga is returning to the big screen—this time with an Italian accent. In Ridley Scott's House of Gucci , the singer-actor stars as Patrizia Reggiani, a so-called Black Widow who plots to assassinate ex-husband and fashion heir Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) after he leaves her for a younger woman....
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Disney's Take on Johansson's Lawsuit: 'Sad'Disney says there's "no merit whatsoever" to Scarlett Johansson's lawsuit alleging Marvel Studios breached her contract in simultaneously releasing Black Widow in theaters and on Disney+. The suit claims the star was guaranteed an exclusive theater release and was hurt financially by the about-face as her compensation is largely based...
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Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over StreamingIt's not the first time a big-name actor has sued a studio, but this one appears to be a first-of-its kind case involving the modern phenomenon of streaming. Scarlett Johansson is suing the Walt Disney Co. because the company released Black Widow for streaming on Disney Plus at the same...
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Only Known Recording of JD Salinger Will Be BurnedOnly one recording of JD Salinger is known to exist, but its days are numbered. In an interview with Bloomberg , the woman who made the secret tape more than four decades ago says she plans to have it cremated with her when she dies. Bette Eppes, then a 40-year-old reporter...
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Katie Ledecky, of the United States, swims to the gold medal in the women's 800-meter freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Olympic attention to mental health: Can NBC coverage pivot?The willingness of athletes, led by Simone Biles, to talk about the pressures they face as elite athletes on the Olympics stage, has forced a look at how NBC presents the Games to the public
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FILE - Bob Odenkirk arrives at the 35th Film Independent Spirit Awards on Feb. 8, 2020, in Santa Monica, Calif. The "Better Call Saul" star says he "had a small heart attack" but will "be back soon." The 58-year-old actor took to Twitter Friday, July 30, 2021, to make his first public statement since collapsing on the show's New Mexico set three days earlier. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Bob Odenkirk says he had a small heart attack, will be back“Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk says he “had a small heart attack” but will “be back soon.”
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This image provided by Bounce shows Deji LaRay, left, and Thomas Q. Jones in a scene from "Johnson," which premieres Aug. 1, 2021, on Bounce TV. (DeWayne Rogers/Bounce via AP)
TV show 'Johnson' takes glimpse into Black male perspectiveThe new television series “Johnson” is being viewed as the male version of “Sex in the City” and “Insecure.”
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A fashion magazine showing Chinese-Canadian singer Kris Wu, center, on display for sale on a bookshelves at a convenience store in Beijing, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Kris Wu, has lost endorsement deals with at least 10 brands including Porsche and Louis Vuitton after a teen-ager accused him of having sex with her while she was drunk. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Chinese-Canadian pop star detained on suspicion of rapeBeijing police say Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu has been detained on suspicion of rape
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This album cover provide by Darkroom/Interscope Records shows "Happier Than Ever" by Billie Eilish. (Darkroom/Interscope Records via AP)
Review: Billie Eilish remains brilliant with sophomore albumBillie Eilish seems to be in a good place on her sophomore album
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Entertainment attorney and Michael Jackson Estate co-executor John Branca poses alongside Andy Warhol prints of Jackson, Thursday, July 8, 2021, at his home in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
After court victories, Michael Jackson estate eyes revivalMichael Jackson’s legacy never left, but a kind of comeback is coming
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