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Gun-rights backer Philip Van Cleave is criticized for being duped by Sacha Baron Cohen

RICHMOND, Va. - One of Virginia’s top gun-rights lobbyists drew criticism from his own supporters Monday after he was duped into promoting guns for children as young as 3 and hawking toys such as a teddy bear with a concealed pistol on a…


Is 'Die Hard' a Christmas movie? Bruce Willis finally has an answer.


Film producer Joel Silver arrived on the set of 1988’s action thriller “Die Hard,” saw the festive decorations and made a prophetic remark.


‘UnREAL’ moves to Hulu for fourth and final season


It’s the kind of finale twist television thrives on: After a three-year relationship with Lifetime, “UnREAL” is hooking up with Hulu for its fourth and final season. And it’s wasting little time flaunting the new union, with the full…

Monday, Jul 16


Matthew Rhys expected as Tom Hanks' co-star in Fred Rogers film, 'You Are My Friend'

Emmy nominee Matthew Rhys, who recently finished a celebrated run on FX’s “The Americans,” is in talks to co-star in the upcoming “You Are My Friend.” Variety reports Mr. Rhys will portray journalist Tom Junod, who began an unlikely…


Wiz Khalifa talks 'Rolling Papers 2,' Jimmy Wopo and downsides of 'blowing up quick'

Wiz Khalifa just dropped the most ambitious album of his career: the long-awaited, much-talked-about 25-song marathon of “Rolling Papers 2,” his first record in four years and the sequel of sorts to his 2011 major-label debut.


Best Pittsburgh concerts this week: Greta Van Fleet, Warped, Foo Fighters, Shania Twain

The PPG Paints Arena is usually pretty quiet over the summer, but this week, it bunches up three shows in a row. It’s busy week all around, with the last ride of Warped, the return of the Foo Fighters and a big step up for Greta Van Fleet.


Conservative radio host Joe Walsh says Sacha Baron Cohen tricked him into endorsing arming tots

Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh joined Sarah Palin and Roy Moore in decrying Sacha Baron Cohen’s new satire series “Who Is America?” during an interview Saturday on CNN.

Saturday, Jul 14


Obituary: Nancy Barbato Sinatra, 101, an idol's first wife and lasting confidante, dies

The church in Jersey City where they married held a portent in its very name: Our Lady of the Sorrows.


'Downton Abbey' Movie Is on the Way

The Crawleys will make a triumphant return to Highclere Castle, decked in pearls and braced for more melodrama, to film a “Downton Abbey” movie this summer.

Friday, Jul 13


WTAE, Cozi TV are 'moving' Aug. 24; some viewers will have to rescan their remotes

It’s going to be moving day for some viewers of WTAE-TV and Cozi TV. Those who use over-the-air antennas must “plan to rescan” on Aug. 24 to keep watching.


Scarlett Johansson exits 'Rub & Tug' film about transgender Pittsburgher Tex Gill after backlash

If Hollywood does get around to making a film about Pittsburgh massage parlor boss Dante "Tex" Gill, it will be without Scarlett Johansson.


Ondaatje's newest book examines the aftermath of childhood abandonment during a war.


At the start of “Warlight,” Michael Ondaatje’s latest novel, two children watch their mother sleep in the predawn hours: “Best of all, when first light slipped into our rooms, we’d enter her bedroom ... and gaze at her undressed face, the…


It's Jeff Goldblum Day again in Pittsburgh

Happy Jeff Goldblum Day, Pittsburgh.


Mac Miller's new album 'Swimming' is coming Aug. 3

Mac Miller will drop “Swimming,” the follow-up to 2016’s “The Divine Feminine,” on Aug. 3.

‘Sorry to Bother You’ review: Satirizing black identity and corporate ethics, ruthlessly


“Sorry to Bother You” is about a telemarketer who becomes a superstar, for a price. It’s a science fiction allegory, though the science fiction angle emerges late in the game. It’s a provocative, serious, ridiculous, screwy concoction…

Movie review: ‘Leave No Trace’ finds beauty in unstable life in the wilderness


Debra Granik makes films about life on the edge, humanity clinging to a corner of civilization. The filmmaker — who earned an Oscar nomination for 2010’s “Winter’s Bone,” featuring Jennifer Lawrence in her breakout role — is very selective…


200 Model Ts will roll through Western Pa.


When Simon Neubert was 9 years old, he helped his father restore his first Model T. By age 15, he had built his own speedster from donated parts. Since then, he has restored a third and driven the century-old automobile from Pikes Peak in…

Thursday, Jul 12


Styx singer talks Joan Jett, new album and return of 'Mr. Roboto'


Back in 1981, when Joan Jett was informing us of her “Bad Reputation” and Styx was “Rockin’ the Paradise,” it would have been an absurd suggestion to put them on tour together.

Tuned In: ‘This is Us,’ Mister Rogers retrospective in Emmy race

NBC’s partially Pittsburgh-set “This is Us” repeated several of its top category Emmy nominations from a year ago, landing among the highly competitive outstanding drama series race and again placing two actors (Sterling K. Brown, Milo…


Charges against Stormy Daniels are quickly dropped after her arrest at an Ohio strip club

In the end, the arrest at an Ohio strip club of Stormy Daniels, the pornographic film star who said she had an affair with Donald Trump before he became president, was quickly resolved because of one fact: she was not a regular employee of…


A second suspect is arrested in the killing of rapper XXXTentacion

The police in Florida have arrested a second suspect in the killing of the 20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion, who was shot in broad daylight while leaving a motorcycle dealership on June 18.


Sarah Palin says she was ‘duped’ by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen

The comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has been called many things during his years of embarrassing celebrities on camera — and he can now add “evil,” “exploitative” and “truly sick” to the list.


Whitney Houston’s mom feels ‘horror’ over the claims that her daughter was molested


Whitney Houston’s mother and cousin have spoken out about their “shock and horror” over recent claims the famed singer was molested in her childhood by cousin Dee Dee Warwick.

Wednesday, Jul 11


Union Trust Building honored with architectural award

A $100 million restoration of the landmark Union Trust Building, Downtown, has received the American Architecture Award for 2018.


Arcade Fire powers through anthemic set at Stage AE

For a band that's used to being too good to be true — darlings of the indie world that have guided youth to adulthood and given youth to adults through their music — Arcade Fire playing in front of a few thousand in Pittsburgh on Tuesday…


Renowned chefs to show off summer favorites, inspirations at Fl.2


Fl.2 at the Fairmont Pittsburgh hotel, Downtown, is hosting a Guest Chef Dinner with local and out-of-town chefs, who will show off specialties using their favorite summer ingredients.


In the U.K., a campaign launches to get ‘American Idiot’ back on the music charts for Trump’s visit

Ahead of Donald Trump’s visit to the United Kingdom this week, some Britons are attempting to “annoy” the U.S. president by launching a campaign to catapult the 2004 hit “American Idiot” to the top of the U.K. music charts.

Tuesday, Jul 10


Fox News host 'felt threatened' by protesters of Trump's Supreme Court pick

On Monday night, Fox News anchor Shannon Bream had planned on covering the announcement of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, live from the steps of the Supreme Court itself.


Deutschtown Music Festival grows 369 acts, brings James Street back to life


During the music scene Town Hall at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in February, a panelist suggested that perhaps sprawling festivals with dozens of venues and hundreds of random acts, like the Deutschtown Music Festival, weren’t the best…


George Clooney injured in scooter crash in Italy

Actor George Clooney was taken to the hospital in Sardinia and released after being involved in an accident while riding his motor scooter on the Italian island Tuesday, hospital officials said.