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Comic-Con: 5 things you need to know about James Wan's superhero epic 'Aquaman'


"Aquaman' director James Wan takes Jason Momoa's reluctant superhero on a new journey to find his place between the surface world and Atlantis.


James Gunn Dropped from 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Films Over Unearthed Tweets


Marvel has officially dropped James Gunn as director of the Guardians of the Galaxy films after old, offensive tweets were unearthed.


Weekend picks for book lovers, including 'Hope Never Dies,' a mystery starring Obama-Biden


Spend your weekend reading 'Hope Never Dies,' a Barack Obama-Joe Biden mystery. Plus more recommendations from USA TODAY's book reviewers.


Comic-Con: Why 'Bumblebee' and 'Into the Spider-Verse' will be kid-friendly holiday treats


Comic-Con got a look at kid-friendly films that would make a good Hailee Steinfeld double feature: 'Bumblebee' and 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.'


Comic-Con: Tom Hardy's dark and gritty 'Venom' promises a film with 'no heroes'


Look out, Spider-Man. Tom Hardy plays his son's favorite alien-powered antihero in the dark and gritty new movie 'Venom.'


'Glass' completes M. Night Shyamalan's 'Unbreakable' trilogy


Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis' characters from "Unbreakable" meet James McAvoy's from "Split" in the M. Night Shyamalan thriller "Glass."


'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' is getting a reboot

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A reboot of the cult supernatural hit show is in the works - but will Sarah Michelle Gellar return?

Migos' Offset arrested on felony gun charges in Georgia


Offset and his bodyguard were pulled over outside of Atlanta. Police say the vehicle smelled of marijuana, prompting authorities to search the car and find three guns and marijuana.


The Mothership: Comic-Con and the health of geek culture


As San Diego Comic-Con kicks off, we're joined by io9 deputy editor Jill Pantozzi to discuss whether geek culture has grown too toxic.

Comic-Con: New 'Glass' trailer spotlights its villains, 'Halloween' honors leading lady


In a shared Comic-Con presentation, 'Glass' reunited Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis while Jamie Lee Curtis held court for 'Halloween.'


Former 'Dukes of Hazzard' star Tom Wopat pleads guilty to 'annoying' women, gets probation


Tom Wopat pleaded guilty Friday to "annoying and accosting" two women last fall, and was sentenced to one year probation.

Roseanne Barr shares calmer video after explosive Valerie Jarrett comments

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On Thursday, Roseanne Barr claimed that she thought Valerie Jarrett was white in an expletive-filled video posted to her YouTube channel. On Friday, she released a calmer video from her "own studio."


Here are 8 new shows Shonda Rhimes is launching at Netflix


No more Shonda Rhimes at ABC - no problem! The super-producer just unveiled eight new programs she's developing at her new home, Netflix.

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Comic-Con: 'Star Trek: Discovery' is launching 'Short Treks' episodes, adding Mr. Spock


'Star Trek: Discovery' is launching a shorts series leading up to its second season, which will including iconic 'Trek' personality Mr. Spock.

Disney fires 'Guardians' director James Gunn after tweets about rape, pedophilia unearthed


Disney fires 'Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn, after Gunn apologized for old, offensive tweets that joked about rape and pedophilia.

'Top Gun 2': Jennifer Connelly in talks to star with Tom Cruise in sequel

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Oscar-winner Jennifer Connelly is vying to star in 'Top Gun: Maverick' in a role described as a single mom, and owner of a local bar.


What you do on Spotify is public and can be used against you. Here's how to add some privacy


Most people probably don't set up their Spotify accounts thinking about who can use their listening habits to harass them. But that's exactly how some people are using the popular music streaming app. Here's how to shield your listening…

'The end you've always feared is coming': Watch trailer for 'Mission: Impossible – Fallout'


Tom Cruise is back for another mission in "Mission: Impossible – Fallout."

Comic-Con: Andrew Lincoln to exit 'Walking Dead' in upcoming Season 9


Andrew Lincoln confirmed reports of his departure from AMC's "The Walking Dead" at a Comic-Con panel previewing the zombie drama's ninth season.


Disney fires 'Guardians' director James Gunn after tweets about rape, pedophilia unearthed

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Disney cut ties with 'Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn on Friday, shortly after Gunn apologized for old, offensive tweets that joked about rape and pedophilia.

Report: Departure of Kimberly Guilfoyle from Fox News not voluntary


Longtime Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle is leaving the network, and sources tell the Huffington Post her departure isn’t voluntary. Veuer's Nathan Rousseau Smith has the latest on Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend.

Rob Reiner: Dad Carl Reiner was on Twitter years before me


Rob Reiner marvels over how his father 96-year-old actor Carl Reiner has been on Twitter for years. (July 20)

Texas baby born in a Chick-fil-A bathroom to get free food for life, plus a guaranteed job


A San Antonio couple delivered their baby in a Chick-fil-A bathroom this week. It was a high-risk pregnancy, but mom and baby are safe.

Paramount TV chief Amy Powell fired


After allegations of insensitive remarks.


Beyonce, Katy Perry and 7 other celebs join Oprah in food industry investments


Oprah is one of many celebrities who have invested in the food and drink biz in recent years. Both stars and companies benefit from the venture.

Tempe bride pranks her husband during their 'first look,' and the pictures are hilarious


Valentin Zherelyev was nervous about his wedding, so his bride, Heidi, dressed her brother in a wedding dress to relieve the stress. It worked.

2018's official songs of the summer contenders, ranked


2018’s official song of the summer won’t be anointed until August, but with July halfway through, now’s the time to look at the contenders as they stand, according to Billboard’s summer songs chart.


5 songs we can't get out of our heads this summer


Here are our top 5 picks for song of the summer. What's your summer soundtrack?

Statue honoring singer Chris Cornell to be erected in his hometown of Seattle


Chris Cornell's wife, Vicky Cornell. commissioned sculptor Nick Marras to create a life-size bronze statue of her late husband in his signature boots, dog tag and long locks.