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With Sundance 2018, a festival reaches to meet the moment

Yes, there are still movies at the Sundance Film Festival.


Kevin Spacey facing third criminal sex crime investigation by London's Met Police

Actor Kevin Spacey is apparently the subject of a third sex crime investigation by London’s Metropolitan Police.




Stella McCartney celebrates her fall 2018 collections with more than a little help from her friends

What were the Davids (Hockney and Lynch) chatting about with half the Beatles (Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr) at a barely lighted table in Hollywood? We don’t know either, but it was just one of the many memorable moments in a star…


Abercrombie offers unisex collection for children

Abercrombie Kids has unveiled its first unisex collection for spring. The gender-neutral line is called Everybody Collection, and is now available both in stores and online. The line, which features 25 styles, is comprised of tops, bottoms…

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Forthright and volatile, Lauren Ruth Ward is breathing life into rock 'n' roll


Before singer-songwriter Lauren Ruth Ward moved to Los Angeles three years ago from Baltimore, she cut hair for a living. Dozens of clients a week, sometimes many more during wedding season. She was great at it, and could have maintained a…

A look at Sundance Film Festival's stronger than usual 2018 lineup

"Obsession. Unfetter. Unravel. Unleash. Fantasy. Nightmare." What does it all add up to? Would you believe Sundance 2018?


Despite controversy, Netflix comedy 'Step Sisters' is more than it appears

Two weeks ago, when the trailer for Netflix’s “Step Sisters” debuted, the minute-long trailer set (Black) Twitter ablaze. The film, which premieres on the streaming platform Friday, follows the president of a black sorority (Megalyn…

Romantic comedy 'ExFile3' and 'Jumanji' top China's box office


The Chinese romantic comedy “Ex-File3” continues to dominate the country’s box office, in a surprising show for a lighthearted trilogy about relationships.

Katie Couric will co-host Winter Olympics opening ceremony for NBC


Katie Couric is returning to NBC as a co-host of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the network announced Wednesday.


Guillermo del Toro meets the Black Lagoon in creature double feature


Seeing Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” shape up as one of this year’s Oscar heavyweights has been a pleasure, and that pleasure gets amplified Friday in a double bill that’s part of American Cinematheque’s “Fairy Tales for…


Hugh Hefner’s widow seeks $7.2 million for Hollywood Hills West home


Model Crystal Hefner, the widow of late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, has put her home in Hollywood Hills West on the market for $7.2 million.

Trader Joe's plans to remove controversial chemicals from its receipts


Trader Joe’s, the grocer known for its eclectic products (and Hawaiian-shirt-clad workers), said it will remove two controversial substances from its register receipts.

Film director Niki Caro wraps up a quick sale in the Hollywood Hills


The New Zealand-born director, who has helmed such films as “Whale Rider” and “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” has sold her home in Hollywood Hills West after about a month on the market. The two-bedroom cottage, built in 1938, went for $1.405…


'I am ashamed I did this': Stars reflect on — and rethink — working with Woody Allen

While some have defended him, a growing list of actors and actresses who have worked with director Woody Allen are reconsidering their participation in his films. Some even say they'll never work with him again.


Don Nash is stepping down as executive producer of NBC's 'Today'


“Today” show executive producer Don Nash is leaving the NBC morning program after a 30-year run.


Ann Curry 'not surprised' about misconduct allegations against Matt Lauer


In her first TV interview since leaving NBC, former “Today” show anchor Ann Curry said Wednesday that she was “not surprised” about the misconduct allegations that resulted in Matt Lauer being fired.


Afghanistan war film '12 Strong' to battle 'Jumanji' reboot for top box-office spot

The Afghanistan war film "12 Strong" is the latest movie to try to unseat Sony's "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle."


Why isn't James Franco being treated like Kevin Spacey or Al Franken?


To the editor: Actor James Franco allegedly used his power and position to find girlfriends, stage orgies, teach a “master class” on sex scenes, solicit nudity and have unprotected oral sex with various women. Now, he says “If I have done…

'The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story' is a painful and pointed look back

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace” and “The People v O.J. Simpson” have much in common: Both series are part of FX’s “American Crime Story” anthology, both are scripted dramas that revisit 1990s celebrity crimes, and both are the work…