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Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Ron Howard to take over Han Solo movie

Ron Howard will take over directing the untitled Han Solo spinoff movie for Lucasfilm and Disney after the news earlier this week that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were leaving the project.

By Mark Olsen Los Angeles Times
Netflix takes on '80s wrestling
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Netflix takes on '80s wrestling

LOS ANGELES -- Inside Netflix's deluxe new office space on Sunset Boulevard, Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin, the stars of the streaming service's upcoming female wrestling comedy "GLOW" are deep in conversation about the power of women demanding to be heard. With good reason.

By Yvonne Villarreal Los Angeles Times
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Birthdays

Actress June Lockhart is 92. Civil rights activist James Meredith is 84. Author-activist Larry Kramer is 82. Rhythm-and-blues singer Eddie Floyd is 80. Actress Barbara Montgomery is 78. Actress Mary Beth Peil is 77. Singer Carly Simon is 72.

Trevor Noah holding his own
Jun 18, 2017 4:00 AM

Trevor Noah holding his own

Trevor Noah came under a bright and somewhat harsh spotlight when he took over Jon Stewart's hosting chair at Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." The South African comedian was relatively unknown in America, and he received mixed responses in his first weeks.

By Greg Braxton Los Angeles Times
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Jun 18, 2017 4:00 AM

Birthdays

Former Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., is 80. Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Brock is 78. Rock singer-composer-musician Sir Paul McCartney is 75. Actress Constance McCashin is 70. Actress Linda Thorson is 70. Rock musician John Evans is 69. Former Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., is 67.

Jun 18, 2017 4:00 AM

Get your kicks with 'Xtreme Screams' show

(TNS) -- For some odd reason people love to be scared to death. And the Travel Channel is filming some of the extreme positions in which people place themselves just to get a high.

Jun 11, 2017 4:00 AM

Birthdays

Former U.S. Rep. Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y., is 87. Comedian Johnny Brown is 80. International Motorsports Hall of Famer Jackie Stewart is 78. Singer Joey Dee is 77. Actress Adrienne Barbeau is 72. Rock musician Frank Beard (ZZ Top) is 68. Animal rights activist Ingrid Newkirk is 68.

How a cat saved Jackson Galaxy
Jun 11, 2017 4:00 AM

How a cat saved Jackson Galaxy

CULVER CITY, Calif. -- People notice when Jackson Galaxy walks into a room. His arms are festooned with tattoos, his beard is carefully stylized, his horn-rimmed glasses are perched his nose like an ungainly bird. But the folk that really pay attention are the cats.

By Luaine Lee Tribune News Service
Jun 11, 2017 4:00 AM

'American Ninja Warrior' back on TV on Monday

(TNS) -- NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" will slam back onto television on Monday with feats of derring-do more demanding than the last. Host Matt Iseman (who began his career as a physician) says it's the background stories of the competitors that make the show.

Jun 4, 2017 4:00 AM

Birthdays

Sex therapist and media personality Dr. Ruth Westheimer is 89. Actor Bruce Dern is 81. Musician Roger Ball is 73. Actress-singer Michelle Phillips is 73. Jazz musician Anthony Braxton is 72. Rock musician Danny Brown (The Fixx) is 66. Actor Parker Stevenson is 65. Actor Keith David is 61.

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Nick Jonas: Balancing work & life
Jun 4, 2017 4:00 AM

Nick Jonas: Balancing work & life

PASADENA, Calif. -- Though he's been acting since he was 7, Nick Jonas says he still figures he's going to crash and burn with every new role. "I always think I'm going to be fired the first day of a new job," he says, perched on the edge of a black vinyl couch in a meeting room here.

By Luaine Lee Tribune News Service
Coldplay, Bieber to join Grande at Manchester event
Jun 4, 2017 4:00 AM

Coldplay, Bieber to join Grande at Manchester event

NEW YORK (AP) -- Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Katy Perry will join Ariana Grande at a charity concert in Manchester, England, today.

Megyn Kelly's new show to premiere on NBC on June 4
May 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Megyn Kelly's new show to premiere on NBC on June 4

Details are beginning to emerge about former Fox New host Megyn Kelly's two new shows at NBC. "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly," the host's weekly news magazine show, will premiere on NBC June 4 at 7 p.m. The New York Post was first to report the news.

By Rob Tornoe The Philadelphia Inquirer
Melissa Leo's a fighter
May 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Melissa Leo's a fighter

PASADENA, Calif. -- There's something to be said about having nothing. According to actress Melissa Leo, growing up without made her the woman she is today.

By Luaine Lee Tribune News Service
'James Bond' actor Sir Roger Moore dies at 89
May 23, 2017 9:58 AM

'James Bond' actor Sir Roger Moore dies at 89

LONDON (AP) — Roger Moore, the longest-serving movie star to play iconic British spy James Bond in the famed film series, has died in Switzerland after a brief bout with cancer. He was 89.

Associated Press
May 21, 2017 4:00 AM

'Roseanne' will return to ABC for eight-episodes

Revivals continue apace on screens big and small, with word that "Roseanne," the family sitcom led by comic Roseanne Barr, will be returning to its home network at ABC in 2018.

May 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Sandler, Rock reunite for new sitcom on Netflix

"Saturday Night Live" buddies Adam Sandler and Chris Rock will reunite this summer for a new comedy on Netflix. They play fathers of a couple who are planning to marry in the show titled "The Week Of.

'White Princess' star got early start
May 21, 2017 4:00 AM

'White Princess' star got early start

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Though it never occurred to British actress Jodie Comer to perform for a living, she knew at 13 that she loved pretending to be somebody else.

By Luaine Lee Tribune News Service
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May 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Filming begins for Season 11 of 'The X Files'

Filming begins this summer for Season No. 11 of Fox's "The X-Files." Both Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny will be back in their now iconic roles for 10 episodes that will air late this year or early next.

May 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Birthdays

Photo-realist artist Richard Estes is 85. Actress Sian Phillips is 84. Former Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., is 75. Movie producer George Lucas is 73. Actress Meg Foster is 69. Movie director Robert Zemeckis is 66. Rock singer David Byrne is 65. Actor Tim Roth is 56.