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Woman at Coachella Dies of Apparent Overdose
A 24-year-old woman died from an apparent drug and alcohol overdose during the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Riverside County Coroner Stanley Sniff said on Friday. Ac...
Lara Spencer Named Third Co-Anchor of ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’
Lara Spencer, the “Good Morning America” anchor who recently negotiated a new contract with ABC to stay on the program, has been elevated to the role of co-host, and will, going forward, h...
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Ryan Seacrest Nears New 'American Idol' Deal, In Talks for Bigger Clear Channel Role
Though discussions continue, Seacrest has signaled that he likely will part ways with long-time partner NBCU and end his red carpet presence.read more
Universal Studios Japan to Open Wizarding World of Harry Potter in July
It’s turning into a very Harry Potter-filled summer for Warner Bros. and Universal. Universal Studios Japan will open its version of the “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” theme park ...
Watch: Mark Ruffalo, Taylor Kitsch and Matt Bomer Fight for Love in the First Full Trailer for HBO's 'The Normal Heart'
We've already seen a few preview clips for "The Normal Heart," the HBO film based on the Tony-Award winning play by Larry Kramer about the HIV/AIDS crisis that hits New York in the early 198...
Peru Filmmakers Moving From Serious Dramas to Genre Fare
Cinema in Peru, long a bastion of weighty dramas that focus on issues like terrorism, poverty, class differences and race, is undergoing a revolution of sorts as a growing number of filmmakers tap int...
International Star You Should Know: Josie Ho
CLAIM TO FAME Thirty-nine-year-old Josie Ho has been featured in more than 30 films since 1994, but Teddy Chen’s 1999 actioner “Purple Storm,” in which she plays a ruthless female terrorist, ear...
‘The Final Member’ Follows Ambitious Quest of Male Reproductive Organ Curator
Directors: Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math Opening date: April 18 (limited) Why it matters: This simultaneously sidesplitting and taboo-bending documentary follows Icelandic Phallological Museum curator Si...
Scribe Allan Loeb Selling Home for a Song — and $2 Million [VIDEO]
Screenwriter Allan Loeb, who’s set to pen Disney’s “Bob the Musical,” is writing the final act for the Hollywood Hills home he bought in 2008 at 2715 La Cuesta Drive. Located in Nichols Canyon...
New Memoir Remembers Legend Ethel Merman
Everyone knows Mama Rose’s first line in 1959’s “Gypsy.” It’s “Count four before you start, Louise!” Or at least it was. But one day in rehearsal Ethel Merman crossed it out for the line...
New York’s Palace Hotel Offers Royal Treatment
The New York Palace Hotel is looking better than ever following a $140 million, 18-month renovation project that modernized the iconic Midtown Manhattan fixture. The remodel boasts features like the e...
Bandito Brothers Facility Boasts Wide-Open Spaces
Just north of La Cienega and Jefferson Boulevards — where passengers disembarking from an elevated L.A. Metro line descend into a seeming no-man’s land of factories, warehouses and nondescript sho...
Colcoa: French-Language Showcase Reflects Recent Gallic Cinema
That annual L.A. rite of spring known as the City of Lights, City of Angels (April 21-28) is back for its 18th year with a lineup of French-language films that just might eclipse all previous editions...
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Why Larry Flynt's Name Was Replaced on Hustler's Headquarters
"Flynt Publications" has been replaced by "LFP" atop the office building at the corner of Wilshire and La Cienega boulevards in Los Angeles.read more
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TV Ratings: 'Scandal' Finale Drives Jimmy Kimmel to 11:35 High
An episode devoted to the ABC drama, including a sit-down with showrunner Shonda Rhimes, delivers record ratings for the "Live!" host. read more
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Syfy's 'Face Off' Renewed for Seventh Season
The reality competition series will return for another run in July.read more
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Prince Returns to Warner Bros. Records After 18 Years
The artist had a turbulent split from the label in 1996, changing his name to an unpronouncable symbol and calling himself a slave to the company.read more
‘Scandal’ Finale: Shonda Rhimes Talks Harrison, Olivia’s Fates on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’
Warning: Mild spoilers ahead Shonda Rhimes doesn’t just want Gladiators to watch her hit ABC political drama “Scandal,” she wants them to be consumed by it. The exec producer appeare...
Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, April 18th (and a Few From Wednesday). What Will You See?
These days, the number of indies premiering on a weekly basis can be both thrilling and intimidating. To help sift through the number of new releases (independent or otherwise), we've created the Week...
‘Scandal’ Sizzles, ‘Crazy Ones’ Fizzles in Finales Thursday
ABC’s “Scandal” closed its season very strong on Thursday, delivering the show’s best-ever finale numbers and its second highest rating overall. Not so hot in its exit on the n...

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