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‘Angelyne,’ Starring Emmy Rossum as L.A.’s Billboard Queen, Is Best When Embracing the Gloriously Tackiness of Its Subject: TV Review

Stay in Los Angeles long enough, and you’ll have an Angelyne story. Decades after plastering the city in mysterious billboards bearing her name and Barbie-esque silhouette, the self-made…

Ronen Rubinstein and ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Showrunner on Carlos and T.K.’s Big Finale Question

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “A Bright and Cloudless Morning,” the May 16 season finale of “9-1-1: Lone Star.” The third season…

‘Firestarter’ Review: They’re Remaking THIS? Zac Efron Stars in a Stephen King Rehash That Does Not Burn Brightly

In the ’70s and early ’80s, the era that defined him, Stephen King came up with a whole lot of horror-story metaphors for anger. There was Carrie, the…

Pete Townshend Discusses His New Audible Original Memoir, the Who Going Back on Tour, and Why He Can Still Swing His Arm

Who’s introspective? Pete Townshend is, in a new two-hour release from Audible that is effectively a casual audio sequel to his formal autobiography, 2012’s “Who I Am.” The…

Amanda Seyfried Stands Up for Refugees and Abortion Rights at Power of Women: ‘We Need to Be the Unstoppable Force’

In Amanda Seyfried’s Power of Women speech on Thursday evening, the star of “The Dropout” honored the International Network for Aid, Relief and Assistance, a nonprofit that connects…

‘Julia’ Showrunners Dish on Mixing Fact and Fiction and All the Delicacies in Store for the Childs

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you haven’t watched “Chocolate Souffle,” the Season 1 finale of “Julia,” now streaming on HBO Max. Season 1 of “Julia” on HBO…

‘Veneno’ Creators Los Javis, Movistar Plus Team for ‘La Mesias’

In an alignment of two of the most powerful forces in Spanish- language fiction, Javier Ambrossi and Javier Calvo, creators of “Veneno” and producers of “Cardo,” have joined…

‘The Staircase’ Writers on Michael Peterson’s Queerness and Expanding on the Infamous Owl Theory

Nowadays, it’s harder to not land on a scripted true crime series while scrolling through your chosen broadcaster. There’s “The Girl From Plainville,” “Inventing Anna,” “The Thing About Pam”…

Rock Hall of Fame’s Class of ’22 Has Something to Satisfy Almost Everybody… Except People Who Like Rock Bands (Column)

Consider it a sign of the times, maybe: In the list of seven artists that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s select industry voters elected into the…

BTS May Be Given Exemption From Military Service in Korea

K-pop superstars BTS could be given exemption from compulsory military service in South Korea. “It’s time to create a system for incorporating popular culture-art figures as art personnel,”…

‘This Is Us’ Star Jon Huertas on Miguel’s Backstory and How That Shocking Ending Affects Series Finale

SPOLER ALERT: Do not read if you have not watched “Miguel,” the May 3 episode of “This Is Us.” “Miguel over the years,” was the simple description given…

Menemsha Acquires North American Rights to ‘Schaechten – A Retribution’ From Picture Tree Intl. – Cannes (EXCLUSIVE)

Menemsha Films has taken distribution rights in North America to Thomas Roth’s drama “Schaechten – A Retribution” in a deal with Berlin-based sales company Picture Tree Intl. PTI…