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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ stars Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz on how gay love saved the universe

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"Star Trek: Discovery" broke new ground by featuring the franchise's first openly gay TV characters. And in the first season, their love saved the world. During a recent visit to the Los Angeles Times ...

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Yvette Nicole Brown and Aisha Tyler lend diversity to Comic-Con's historically white Hall H

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When Chris Hardwick agreed to step aside from his "Walking Dead" and "Fear the Walking Dead" moderating duties last month following accusations of emotional and sexual abuse by an ex-girlfriend, one of the most popular suggestions for his…

Tom Hardy’s ‘Venom’ villain revealed, but when will he face off against Spidey?

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Sony’s “Venom” unveiled its villain Friday at Comic-Con, dropping an impressive trailer for the Oct. 5 action release that wowed Hall H as director Ruben Fleischer and stars Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed te...

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LACMA satellites are a great idea — but a museum's building is almost as important as its art

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To the editor: Bringing art into the community, as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art proposes to do by opening several satellite locations, is never a bad idea. The emphasis should be on how we sha...

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Alyssa Milano defends 'Insatiable' trailer after Netflix is slammed with fat-shaming accusations

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Netflix has been getting eaten alive on social media ever since the trailer dropped Thursday for the new show “Insatiable,” and series star Alyssa Milano isn’t having it. The new show, which also star...

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'Star Trek: Discovery' comes to Comic-Con to preview Spock visit and shorts spinoff

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"Star Trek: Discovery" is finally syncing with the franchise's canon a bit this season thanks to an upcoming appearance from Spock. That revelation from showrunner Alex Kurtzman was just a part of the familial feeling that permeated…

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The video of Justin Turner and Alex Wood reacting to Manny Machado signing is more Hollywood than you think

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This is Hollywood’s team, baby. It was staged. The 13-second video has been viewed more than one million times, and the Dodgers themselves shared it after Turner’s wife posted it Wednesday afternoon. ...

Friday, Jul 20

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Disney fires James Gunn from 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' after offensive tweets are unearthed

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Walt Disney Co. announced Friday that it was removing director James Gunn from the Marvel Studios sequel “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” after old tweets surfaced in which Gunn joked about such topic...

Disney fires 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn over 'indefensible' old tweets

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Disney has severed ties with “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn after a series of old tweets referencing pedophilia and rape resurfaced online this week. “The offensive attitudes and statem...

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Kimberly Guilfoyle exits Fox News for a post at Trump's PAC

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Kimberly Guilfoyle is leaving her co-host role on the Fox News program “The Five” to join President Trump's political action committee. Multiple outlets reported Friday that Guilfoyle, 49, is joining America First Policies, a nonprofit…

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Late rocker Chris Cornell is getting a statue in his hometown

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Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture will erect the piece on Aug. 29 as a tribute to the Seattle-born Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman, according to a Friday statement from the Cornell family. A life-si...

Roseanne Barr explains, sort of, that racist Valerie Jarrett tweet in bizarre new video

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OK, Roseanne Barr, you made your point. But at this late date, does it even matter? The “Roseanne” star posted a bizarre, profane video to YouTube late Thursday that seems to be a humorous explanation ...

Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Taylor Swift, Ian McKellen to star in 'Cats' movie musical

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"Cats," the long-running Andrew Lloyd Webber stage musical, is set to become a new film. (Nigel Teare / Associated Press) Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Taylor Swift and Ian McKellen are among the A-l...

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'Conan' holds open auditions for 'Batgirl' movie and Hilary Swank, Jodie Foster and Wanda Sykes want in

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A slew of A-listers threw their masks in the ring to play “Batgirl” on Thursday when “Conan” held mock auditions for the standalone comic-book film. Actress Kristen Schaal brought her baby, Hilary Swa...

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Thai government seeks to control movies about cave rescue

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Thailand's military government wants to control how movies portray the ordeal of the young soccer players and their heroic rescue from a flooded cave that drew worldwide interest and the attention of ...

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At long last? Robin Weigert suggests 'Deadwood' reunion movie is closer than ever

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With every passing day, the long-promised “Deadwood” movie looks less like a fantasy and more like reality. In a new interview with The Times, actress Robin Weigert — who famously portrayed Calamity J...

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Neil Lane, jeweler to Hollywood stars and 'The Bachelor'

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The millions of people who watch “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” on ABC get a glimpse each season of the man who designs the shows' ornate diamond engagement rings and hands them to the contestants: Neil Lane. Advertisement. That…

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Two original Byrds salute the band's country-rock classic 'Sweetheart of the Rodeo' 50 years later

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How could a self-respecting rock musician truly rebel in 1968? This, after all, was after the Summer of Love, a time when musical and cultural conventions were regularly being upended. For two foundin...

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For a brief, shining moment, Times Mirror Square was L.A.'s Camelot

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The headlines from Washington — Nixon and the Watergate hearings — seemed far away as guests strolled through the new corporate headquarters for Times Mirror Co. Dorothy Buffum Chandler accompanied Ma...

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Dodgers questions answered as 'Mannywood II: The Sequel' gets set to launch

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The Dodgers' second half comes with its own title: “Mannywood II: The Sequel.” In Hollywood, sequels often fail to match the success of the original. This time, that would be a disaster. Advertisement. In 2008, Manny Ramirez propelled the…

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Paramount Television President Amy Powell is fired over inappropriate comments

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Paramount Television President Amy Powell has been fired after making inappropriate comments, the movie and TV studio's Chief Executive Jim Gianopulos told staff Thursday. In a memo obtained by The Times, Gianopulos said multiple people…

'Breaking Bad' cast reunites at Comic-Con and teases future 'Better Call Saul' appearances

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The 10-year reunion of “Breaking Bad” at Comic-Con began, as it had to, with another perfect mix of music and image. Set to the propulsive electro-soul of Jungle's “Happy Man,” a montage was shown on the big screens of Hall H to introduce…

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'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,' 'Eighth Grade' and other movie picks for July 20

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Ant-Man and the Wasp A bright, cheery distraction from darker, heavier Marvel Studios outings, this Peyton Reed-directed sequel to 2015's "Ant-Man" reunites Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly in a superhe...

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'Matangi/Maya/M.I.A' trailer explores the rapper's life and controversial times

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Abramorama and Cinereach released on Thursday the official trailer for “Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.,” a documentary delving into the life and art of British musician M.I.A. Winner of the World Cinema Document...

Thursday, Jul 19

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Adrian Cronauer, inspiration for 'Good Morning, Vietnam,' dies at 79

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Adrian Cronauer, the man whose military radio antics inspired a character played by Robin Williams in the film “Good Morning, Vietnam,” has died. He was 79. Mary Muse, the wife of his stepson Michael Muse, said that Cronauer died Wednesday…

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Jodie Whittaker meets the Comic-Con masses as 'Doctor Who' enters a new era

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Picture a doctor. Who do you see? The question is part of a 2016 study designed by Harvard researchers to uncover unconscious gender bias, and now that idea will again be put to the test as the venerable British sci-fi series “Doctor Who”…

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Review: 'The Equalizer 2' proves Denzel Washington waited for the right time to make his first sequel

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Denzel Washington has amassed more than 50 acting credits in four decades in the business. Antoine Fuqua has been a director for 20 years. Neither has ever done a sequel. Until now. "The Equalizer 2" broke the all-originals, all-the-time…

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Sorry, deals that women make to get away from creepy, grabby guys like Harvey Weinstein aren’t valid

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Harvey Weinstein is escorted in handcuffs into State Supreme Court in July for arraignment on sex crime charges. (Spencer Platt/ Getty Images) Movie producer Harvey Weinstein’s contention that he had ...

With no 'Game of Thrones' or 'Avengers,' Comic-Con rolls on as studios race to fill the gap

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“Game of Thrones” is MIA. A new “Star Wars” will not be blasting off. The superheroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are taking a timeout. This year's edition of Comic-Con, the annual gathering for thousands for comic book and pop…

Datebook: A new performance festival, art about sound and a museum's Friday night party

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A raft of fresh performances and an installation inspired by hearing and sound. Plus, a Friday party at the Getty and sculpture inspired by the stars. Here are nine exhibitions and events to check out ...