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50 Cent apologizes for mocking Madonna’s photos
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50 Cent apologizes for mocking Madonna’s photos

50 Cent is sorry for poking fun at Madonna. The rapper and “Power” star recently mocked the icon for risque photos she posted of herself on Instagram showing her scantily-dressed on her bed. 50 Cent compared one of her photos to when a house falls on the Wicked Witch of the East from the “The…MORE

TV OT: Joyful holiday viewing, plus Netflix celebrates … going to the movies?

TV OT: Joyful holiday viewing, plus Netflix celebrates … going to the movies?

Oh, the weather outside is…pleasant, actually. But I live in Los Angeles. If you don’t: Bundle up. It’s time for TV OT. Joyful, joyful Every year, there’s always at least one day where I find myself searching for the holiday joy those jewelry commercials tell me I should be feeling. My antidote besides going to…MORE

‘West Side Story’ reimagines the original in Steven Spielberg’s vibrant showcase for its stars

‘West Side Story’ reimagines the original in Steven Spielberg’s vibrant showcase for its stars

The new “West Side Story” doesn’t entirely answer the most obvious question, which is why essentially remake a 60-year-old classic. Director Steven Spielberg nevertheless justifies the effort as a dazzling showcase for this generation’s talent, in a film whose ties to lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who died last month, adds to its emotional resonance. Adapted by…MORE

Alec Baldwin: ‘I would never point a gun at anyone and then pull the trigger, never’
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Alec Baldwin: ‘I would never point a gun at anyone and then pull the trigger, never’

In an interview with ABC that aired Thursday, Alec Baldwin shed light on what happened in the moments prior to the fatal shooting on the set of the film “Rust” that claimed the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The actor explained to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that the scene being rehearsed in the church at Bonanza…MORE

‘Annie Live!’ worked a little too hard but mostly delivered a good-luck night
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‘Annie Live!’ worked a little too hard but mostly delivered a good-luck night

After last year’s “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical” — a dual threat as both a critical disaster and a ratings flop — NBC returned to more fertile territory with its latest holiday presentation, “Annie Live!” Incorporating a live audience, the show more closely approximated the energy of a theatrical experience, with its main flaw stemming…MORE

Netflix developing a movie based on friendship that started from an accidental Thanksgiving invite
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Netflix developing a movie based on friendship that started from an accidental Thanksgiving invite

A text about Thanksgiving dinner that was accidentally sent to a wrong number six years ago has sparked an enduring friendship. Now it’s inspiring a film. Netflix is developing a movie based on Wanda Dench and Jamal Hinton’s viral chance meeting. The two Arizona residents met in 2016 when Dench accidentally texted Hinton instead of…MORE

Suspect arrested in shooting death of Jacqueline Avant

Suspect arrested in shooting death of Jacqueline Avant

A man has been arrested in the shooting death of Jacqueline Avant, philanthropist and wife of music icon Clarence Avant. “We’re very pleased to announce today that we have arrested a suspect in the homicide of one of our beloved Beverly Hills residents,” Beverly Hills Police Chief Mark Stainbrook announced in a briefing Thursday. Multiple…MORE

Eddie Mekka, Carmine on ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ dead at 69
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Eddie Mekka, Carmine on ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ dead at 69

Eddie Mekka, who found fame playing Carmine “The Big Ragoo” Ragusa, on the hit series “Laverne & Shirley,” died Saturday at his home in Newhall, California, according to his official Facebook account. He was 69. No details on his cause of death were made immediately available. Mekka played Shirley’s love interest on the show. Cindy…MORE

Amy Schneider is first trans contestant to qualify for ‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions

Amy Schneider is first trans contestant to qualify for ‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions

“Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider is making history as the first trans woman to qualify for the show’s Tournament of Champions. Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California, won her 11th contest this week. Though Schneider is not the first trans champion the show has had, she is the first to qualify for the elusive Tournament…MORE