• ‘Don’t F**k With Cats’: Deanna Thompson and Director Mark Lewis Reflect on Their Creepy Netflix Series
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    ‘Don’t F**k With Cats’: Deanna Thompson and Director Mark Lewis Reflect on Their Creepy Netflix Series

    What happens when you mix cats, a couple of Facebook watchdogs and a deranged killer who publishes homicidal videos to the Internet? One of the most talked-about (and disturbing) true-crime shows in recent memory. (SPOILER WARNING: Plot Details Ahead)  "Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet

  • TV News Roundup: ‘One Day at a Time’ Books Ray Romano
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    TV News Roundup: ‘One Day at a Time’ Books Ray Romano

    In today's TV news roundup, Ray Romano got a guest star gig on "One Day at a Time" and Freeform released the trailer for "The Thing About Harry." FIRST LOOKS Freeform released a trailer for "The Thing About Harry," which premieres Feb. 15. The upcoming rom-com tells

  • Academy Museum Fundraising Reaches 95% of $388 Million Goal
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    Academy Museum Fundraising Reaches 95% of $388 Million Goal

    Fundraising for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has reached more than $368 million in pledges and cash, making up 95% of its $388 million campaign goal. The announcement was made less than two weeks before 92nd Academy Awards on Feb. 9. It also said the facility would open later this year at Wilshire

  • Former Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff Launches dot.LA to Cover LA Tech and Startup Scene
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    Former Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff Launches dot.LA to Cover LA Tech and Startup Scene

    Former Zillow and Hotwire CEO Spencer Rascoff on Monday launched dot.LA, a new website chronicling Los Angeles’ tech and startup scene.The site, led by L.A. Times veteran Joe Bel Bruno as editor-in-chief, has a reporting staff of seven with experience at the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press

  • Sinclair Settles Lawsuit Over Scuttled Tribune Takeover, Will Pay Nexstar $60 Million
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    Sinclair Settles Lawsuit Over Scuttled Tribune Takeover, Will Pay Nexstar $60 Million

    Sinclair Broadcast Group has settled its lawsuit from Tribune Media, stemming from the two companies’ failed $3.9 billion merger in 2018.Under the terms of the settlement, Sinclair will pay Nexstar, which ended up buying Tribune in 2019, $60 million, and will transfer control of the WDKY station that

  • ‘Luxor’: Film Review
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    ‘Luxor’: Film Review

    Ten years after Zeina Durra launched her well-regarded debut “The Imperialists Are Still Alive!” at Sundance, the London-born director returns with a mature meditation on the effects of trauma shrewdly incarnated by the always welcome Andrea Riseborough. “Luxor,” set in the eponymous Egyptian city of

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda on Bringing ‘In the Heights’ to the Big Screen: ‘We’re Allowed to Take Up Space’
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    Lin-Manuel Miranda on Bringing ‘In the Heights’ to the Big Screen: ‘We’re Allowed to Take Up Space’

    Lin-Manuel Miranda is having a busy Sundance. The prolific playwright is in Park City, Utah this week as the interview subject of three documentaries -- "Siempre, Luis," "We Are Freestyle Love Supreme" and "Mucho Mucho Amour" -- all premiering at this year's film festival

  • ‘Transformers’ Franchise Gets a Revamp With Two Separate Films in the Works
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    ‘Transformers’ Franchise Gets a Revamp With Two Separate Films in the Works

    Paramount Pictures is looking to revamp its "Transformers" franchise in a big way, as sources tell Variety two simultaneous scripts are now in active development: one by James Vanderbilt and one by Joby Harold. Paramount's most recent take on the franchise was 2018's "Bumblebee

  • ‘Feels Good Man’: Film Review
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    ‘Feels Good Man’: Film Review

    When is a cartoon frog not just a cartoon frog? When he’s Pepe, the brainchild of artist Matt Furie, who in 2005 created the laid-back anthropomorphic amphibian for a comic about post-collegiate slacker life, only to subsequently watch as the character was adopted as a symbol of white nationalist hate

  • Grammy Winner Elvis Costello Says ‘It Was More Punk’ to Give Best New Artist to A Taste of Honey in 1979
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    Grammy Winner Elvis Costello Says ‘It Was More Punk’ to Give Best New Artist to A Taste of Honey in 1979

    Elvis Costello picked up his second contemporary Grammy on Sunday for his 2018 album "Look Now," making his first trip to the podium since he and Burt Bacharach won for their joint project "Painted from Memory" 21 years ago. But, of course, it's his first miss, all the way back

  • Lakers-Clippers Game Postponed In Wake of Kobe Bryant’s Death
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    Lakers-Clippers Game Postponed In Wake of Kobe Bryant’s Death

    Tuesday night's game between the Lakers and Clippers has been postponed indefinitely following the death of Kobe Bryant on Sunday. In a statement, the NBA league office said, "The decision was made out of respect for the Lakers organization, which is deeply grieving the tragic loss of Lakers

  • CBS Head of Business Operations Deborah Barak to Depart at End of 2020
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    CBS Head of Business Operations Deborah Barak to Depart at End of 2020

    Deborah Barak, the president of business operations of CBS Entertainment, CBS Television Studios and CBS News since 2015 and a veteran of the company for well over three decades, will be exiting at the end of 2020. Barak's exit is not related in any way to the recently closed ViacomCBS merger, a

  • NBA Postpones First LA Lakers Game After Death of Kobe Bryant
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    NBA Postpones First LA Lakers Game After Death of Kobe Bryant

    The NBA has decided to postpone Tuesday night’s Los Angeles Lakers game against the Los Angeles Clippers, the league announced on Monday afternoon.In a statement, it said, “The National Basketball Association game between the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 at

  • The Future of ‘Star Trek’ and Why the ‘Doors Are Just Opening’ for a Film-TV Crossover
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    The Future of ‘Star Trek’ and Why the ‘Doors Are Just Opening’ for a Film-TV Crossover

    Now that “Star Trek” has beamed Jean-Luc Picard back up into its universe, the sci-fi franchise’s captain is already plotting its next course. And that may include mind-melding the film and TV universes after more than a decade apart. When Viacom and CBS agreed to re-merge, after spending the past 14

  • Kobe Bryant Recalled at Oscar Nominees Luncheon as ‘Most Excited Person in the Room’ When He Was Nominated
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    Kobe Bryant Recalled at Oscar Nominees Luncheon as ‘Most Excited Person in the Room’ When He Was Nominated

    Oscar winner Kobe Bryant was remembered at the annual Oscar Nominees luncheon on Monday, one day after the tragic helicopter crash that claimed the life of the NBA star, his teenage daughter and seven other passengers.“We all heard some terrible news yesterday and we should take this moment to acknowledge

  • Innovative Artists Signs Agreement With Writers Guild of America
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    Innovative Artists Signs Agreement With Writers Guild of America

    Mid-sized talent agency Innovative Artists has reached a deal with the Writers Guild of America, making them the third full-service agency in the past 10 days to make a deal that would allow them to once again represent writers.“We are proud to support our literary agents and the talented writers they

  • ‘Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness’: Film Review
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    ‘Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness’: Film Review

    Imagine a high-ratings, high-stakes game show that trivializes a convict’s life-or-death fate for public consumption. As wild as it sounds, a version of this reality TV entertainment apparently really exists in modern-day Iran, where writer-director Massoud Bakhshi’s “Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness”

  • The Most and Least Watched Post-Super Bowl TV Shows: ‘The Wonder Years,’ ‘House,’ ‘This Is Us’
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    The Most and Least Watched Post-Super Bowl TV Shows: ‘The Wonder Years,’ ‘House,’ ‘This Is Us’

    Season in and season out, the Super Bowl is the most-watched broadcast across all of television for the calendar year. That means it’s also the best lead-in of the year — but its not like 2020’s benefactor, “The Masked Singer” on Fox, needs the help.Last year, it was “The World’s Best’s” turn to pop

  • How ‘Arrow’s’ Series Finale Will Give ‘Everyone a Satisfying Ending’
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    How ‘Arrow’s’ Series Finale Will Give ‘Everyone a Satisfying Ending’

    As the CW’s “Arrow” prepares to sign off after eight seasons, the writers had a difficult balance to strike in the final episode: acknowledging the changes that have come to Earth Prime in the aftermath of the timeline-changing “Crisis on Infinite Earths” arc, wrapping up the characters from the mothership

  • ‘Groundhog Day’ and 11 Other Movies That Repeat the Same Day Over and Over (Photos)
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    ‘Groundhog Day’ and 11 Other Movies That Repeat the Same Day Over and Over (Photos)

    You know a movie is special when people describe it as “Groundhog Day” crossed with… something unexpected. The Bill Murray rom-com classic has inspired or informed many similar time loop stories. Netflix’s “See You Yesterday” is only the latest to offer a new spin on the format.“Source Code” (2011)Jake

  • TV Ratings: ‘Awkwafina is Nora From Queens’ Scores Big Debut for Comedy Central
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    TV Ratings: ‘Awkwafina is Nora From Queens’ Scores Big Debut for Comedy Central

    Awkwafina's incredible run of success continues, as the numbers for the debut of her new Comedy Central show make for more than pleasant reading. Episode 1 of "Awkwafina is Nora from Queens" has amassed 818,000 total viewers after three days of delayed viewing, which represents a healthy

  • Ladj Ly’s ‘Les Miserables’ Tops Lumières Awards, Roman Polanski Wins Director Prize
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    Ladj Ly’s ‘Les Miserables’ Tops Lumières Awards, Roman Polanski Wins Director Prize

    Ladj Ly's Oscar-nominated drama "Les Miserables" won best film, male newcomer and script at the Lumières Awards, the French prizes given by Paris-based members of the foreign press. This 25th edition of the awards was presided over by French actress Isabelle Huppert. The searing police

  • Top Trends From the 2020 Grammys Red Carpet
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    Top Trends From the 2020 Grammys Red Carpet

    The Grammys red carpet kicked off on a somber note after the news of Kobe Bryant’s death so the music world remembered the basketball legend while still celebrating artists. Alicia Keys, host of the 62nd Grammy Awards, set an emotional mood by reminding the audience that "music is a universal language

  • ‘Saved by the Bell’ Reboot on Peacock Casts Zack Morris’ ‘Handsome’ and ‘Privileged’ Son, 3 Others
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    ‘Saved by the Bell’ Reboot on Peacock Casts Zack Morris’ ‘Handsome’ and ‘Privileged’ Son, 3 Others

    Peacock is rounding out the cast of its upcoming “Saved by the Bell” reboot.Mitchell Hoog (“Richard Jewel,” “Harriet”) has been cast as Mac Morris, son of Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), who lead the original 1989 series.Mac is described as “the handsome, charming, privileged son” of California governor

  • BTS and Demi Lovato’s Emotional Return Top Grammys Twitter Moments
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    BTS and Demi Lovato’s Emotional Return Top Grammys Twitter Moments

    From Demi Lovato's emotional comeback to the Grammy's stage to Billie Eilish's five award wins, this year's ceremony honoring the best in music got Twitter talking. Of the most memorable moments during the show, the internet praised Lovato (so choked-up that she had to start her performance