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Vachik Mangassarian, ‘N.C.I.S.’ actor, dies of complications from Covid-19
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Vachik Mangassarian, ‘N.C.I.S.’ actor, dies of complications from Covid-19

Actor Vachik Mangassarian has died of Covid-19 complications, according to his manager. He was 78. Mangassarian, a character actor who appeared on “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “The Mentalist,” was vaccinated, his manager Valerie McCaffrey told CNN. He was most recently filming an upcoming movie with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda called “Moving On.” He had…

Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire reunite to discuss ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’
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Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire reunite to discuss ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

To say “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has been a roaring success would be an understatement. The latest entry in the Marvel juggernaut became the first movie to gross more than $1 billion at the global box office since 2019, and broke opening weekend records when it was first released in December. The film’s astonishing popularity…

‘Jeopardy!’ champ’s impressive winning streak ends
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‘Jeopardy!’ champ’s impressive winning streak ends

It’s game over for “Jeopardy!” champ Amy Schneider, but she has more than 1.3 million reasons to be grateful for her impressive run. Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California, closed out the show’s second-longest consecutive win streak Wednesday, ending a 40-game run. Rhone Talsma, a librarian from Chicago, ended Schneider’s time on the program.…

Alicia Witt opens up about the tragic death of her parents

Alicia Witt opens up about the tragic death of her parents

Actress Alicia Witt is speaking out about the tragic death of her parents. Witt posted a heartfelt message to her Instagram and Facebook pages on Tuesday. “It still doesn’t feel real,” she wrote alongside photos of herself with her mom and dad. “It’s been a month since I got scared, not having heard back from…

John Krasinski will direct Steve Carell in upcoming movie ‘If’
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John Krasinski will direct Steve Carell in upcoming movie ‘If’

They’ve left Dunder Mifflin behind, but not each other. John Krasinski will direct his former “The Office” costar Steve Carell in his new movie, “If.” The movie is a tale about “a child’s journey to rediscover their imagination,” reports Deadline, and will be directed, written and produced by Krasinski. Krasinski took to social media Tuesday…

Kathryn Kates, ‘Orange is the New Black’ and ‘Seinfeld’ actress, dead at 73
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Kathryn Kates, ‘Orange is the New Black’ and ‘Seinfeld’ actress, dead at 73

Actress Kathryn Kates, who appeared in hit TV series including “Orange is the New Black” and “Seinfeld,” has died. “Our mighty @officialkathrynkates has passed away. She will always be remembered and adored in our hearts as the powerful force of nature she was,” Kates’ representatives at Headline Talent Agency said in an Instagram post on…

Cardi B wins defamation lawsuit against YouTuber Tasha K
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Cardi B wins defamation lawsuit against YouTuber Tasha K

Grammy award-winning rapper Cardi B won a lawsuit Monday against YouTuber Tasha K for defamation, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress, and was awarded a seven-figure sum in damages. Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, was targeted by Latasha Transrina Kebe, who goes by the name Tasha K, in…

Cheryl Hines condemns husband Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s anti-vaccine comments, which invoked Anne Frank
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Cheryl Hines condemns husband Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s anti-vaccine comments, which invoked Anne Frank

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” actress Cheryl Hines has condemned her husband Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s comments about Anne Frank, who was murdered by Nazis as a teenager, which he made during a rally against vaccine mandates. Kennedy, a longtime opponent of vaccines, invoked Nazi Germany in his screed against vaccine mandates on Sunday, at the Lincoln…

Why Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks and more artists have sold their music catalogs
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Why Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks and more artists have sold their music catalogs

Bob Dylan is the latest artist to sell his music catalog. The musician’s $200 million deal with Sony Music Entertainment announced Monday will give the company rights to all of Dylan’s recorded music since 1962. His decision to sell his catalog is part of a recent trend among some top artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Neil…

Elton John postpones Dallas concerts after testing positive for Covid-19
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Elton John postpones Dallas concerts after testing positive for Covid-19

Elton John’s concerts at American Airlines Center in Dallas have been postponed after the singer tested positive for Covid-19, according to a statement from the arena. The venue announced the already long-delayed “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour would not run this Tuesday and Wednesday. “It is with great regret that the Farewell Yellow Brick Road…

Olivia Munn speaks out after a racist Zoom-bombing disrupts an AAPI gathering
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Olivia Munn speaks out after a racist Zoom-bombing disrupts an AAPI gathering

A virtual gathering of high-profile Asian American creators, including actress Olivia Munn, became the subject of their own discussion — after the meeting was “Zoom-bombed” with anti-Asian images. Munn, the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, and Asian-American beauty brand Cocokind had gathered to discuss efforts to stop discrimination against the AAPI community. They wrote…

Neil Young wants his music scrubbed from Spotify because of vaccine misinformation on the platform
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Neil Young wants his music scrubbed from Spotify because of vaccine misinformation on the platform

Neil Young, an outspoken advocate for Covid-19 safety and prevention, doesn’t want his music to share a home with vaccine misinformation. In a now-deleted post on his website, Young asked his managers and record label to remove his music from Spotify because he said the music and podcast platform is “spreading fake information about vaccines…

Peter Dinklage says ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ live-action remake is ‘backwards’
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Peter Dinklage says ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ live-action remake is ‘backwards’

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” is getting a live-action remake, but Emmy winning actor Peter Dinklage isn’t sure it should. Disney announced that “West Side Story” actress Rachel Zegler will star as the princess in the remake of the 1937 animated film. Gal Gadot will play the Evil Queen. Dinklage thinks the story shouldn’t…

Damon Albarn apologizes for saying Taylor Swift doesn’t write her own songs
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Damon Albarn apologizes for saying Taylor Swift doesn’t write her own songs

British musician Damon Albarn has apologized “unreservedly and unconditionally” to American singer Taylor Swift after claiming she didn’t write her own songs. Albarn, best known as the frontman of the bands Blur and Gorillaz, made the comments in a Los Angeles Times interview with pop music critic Mikael Wood published Sunday. Swift quickly replied after…

‘Full House’ creator Jeff Franklin lists mansion built on property where Manson murders took place for  $85 million
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‘Full House’ creator Jeff Franklin lists mansion built on property where Manson murders took place for $85 million

Jeff Franklin, Hollywood producer and creator of the hit ABC sitcom “Full House,” has put his sprawling Beverly Hills mansion on the market for $85 million. Known as the Cielo Estate, the 21,000-square-foot Andalusian-inspired property boasts nine bedrooms and 18 bathrooms. The resort-style grounds feature a 75-yard pool with a trio of waterfalls, two hot…

‘Secrets of Playboy’ pulls back the curtain on the dark side of Hugh Hefner’s empire
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‘Secrets of Playboy’ pulls back the curtain on the dark side of Hugh Hefner’s empire

The Playboy mystique and Hugh Hefner’s legacy receive a serious debunking in “Secrets of Playboy,” a 10-part A&E network docuseries that explores the dark side of the lifestyle Hefner sought to embody. Somewhat bloated in its format, there are plenty of disturbing revelations scattered here for those with the patience to reach them. Sister network…