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Jerry Lewis On His Borscht Belt Childhood And The Lonely Work Of Comedy

Comedian, actor and director Jerry Lewis died Sunday at his home in Las Vegas. He was 91.<p>Throughout his childhood, Lewis' parents performed a vaudeville song-and-dance act at resorts in the Catskill Mountains, a circuit known as the Borscht Belt. He dropped out of high school to pursue his own …

Comedy

Joss Whedon fan site Whedonesque shuts down after 15 years

<i>Whedonesque</i>, a popular Joss Whedon fan site, is ending operations today, <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> reports. The decision comes one day after <i>The Wrap</i> published an essay by Whedon’s ex-wife Kai Cole accusing the director of several affairs and questioning his vocal commitment to feminism. <i>Whedonesque</i> …

Taylor Swift is trying to upstage an eclipse, and it’s working

Not everyone can upstage an eclipse. But then, not everyone is Taylor Swift.<p>On Friday, the pop megastar deleted all content from her social-media accounts, to the surprise of her hundreds of millions of followers — she erased every tweet, every Instagram photo, every Facebook post. Her website went …

Social Media

Biel Evolved - The Sinner Episodes 1-3 Reviewed

Horror and heartbreak both come in all different packages and sizes. Now they comes in the form of Jessica Biel evolved as the actress we always knew …

‘NCIS’ Season 15: Gibbs Might Sacrifice Himself For Father-To-Be McGee, Fans Want DiNozzo To The Rescue

The previous season of <i>NCIS</i> ended in a cliffhanger, putting fan-favorite agents Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and McGee (Sean Murray) in a dangerous situation. …

The 17 absolute worst TV shows on Netflix

Netflix might be pivoting more and more into original programming. (In fact, while you were reading that sentence, the streaming platform probably just dropped some big new series that will be the talk of the internet for the next two to three weeks.) It's home to a vast array of TV shows from …

TV

Swift Victory! Jury Rules Former Radio Host Assaulted Taylor Swift During Meet and Greet, Awards Singer $1

After six days in court, a verdict has been reached in the Taylor Swift groping trial. After deliberating for several hours, a jury in a Denver …

Management

What the Shondaland-Netflix deal means for the future of TV

Shonda Rhimes, the creator behind such smash television hits as “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal,” will soon develop new shows for streaming giant Netflix and the platform's 100 million worldwide subscribers, the company announced <b></b>Sunday. Rhimes and her production company, Shondaland, were hired away …

Televisions

Netflix just stole television’s biggest creator from Disney in midst of separation

This is a much needed move for Netflix<p>Late last night, Netflix announced it had signed a new exclusive deal with Shonda Rhimes, the most important showrunner working in television today.<p>This isn’t just a big win for Netflix, which the company needed, but a devastating loss for ABC. Rhimes has …

Ben Affleck Addresses Zack Snyder 'Tragedy,' Says 'We Got Really Lucky' Joss Whedon Took Over

Affleck goes on to describe “Justice League” as a “an interesting product of two directors”<p>“Batman” actor Ben Affleck is thankful Marvel vet Joss …

Kylie Jenner Is Rich, Like, Really Rich

Whoa.<p>Up until today, Kylie Jenner was kind of like the Netflix of the cosmetics world. Everybody knew her lip kits were wildly popular, but the specifics about the size of her beauty empire were shrouded in matte-finished mystery.<p>The reality TV star showed her cards on Wednesday with momager Kris …

The Coen Brothers (!!!) are coming to Netflix for a Western anthology

“We are streaming motherfuckers!”<p>So say Joel and Ethan Coen, who will write, direct and executive produce a new Western anthology for Netflix.<p><i>The</i> …

'Fixer Upper' couples defend Chip and Joanna: What the Gaineses are really like

Chip and Joanna Gaines have learned the hard way that with success comes scrutiny.<p>The stars of HGTV's wildly successful show "Fixer Upper" have made headlines lately for the wrong reasons. Chip Gaines is embroiled in a $1 million dollar lawsuit with his former business partners and the design duo …

The 5 most expensive TV shows Netflix has made (so far)

A lot of noise has been made about how much Netflix is spending in order to attract new subscribers and expand into new regions of the world.<p>A <i>Los</i> …

TV shows

Sony's long-awaited 'Dark Tower' may unseat 'Dunkirk' with $25-million box-office premiere

The long-awaited<p>Stephen Kingadaptation “The Dark Tower,” from Sony Pictures and Media Rights Capital, will kick off what is widely expected to be a slow August this weekend as the movie business enters the home stretch of a rough summer.<p>Ticket sales since the first weekend of May are down 8% in the …

Film Industry

Charlamagne the God Denounces Violence Against Transgender People

"We don't condone those kind of hate crimes at all"<p>On July 31, 2017, RollingStone.com published a story titled "Janet Mock Speaks Out Following …

Transgender

Sam Shepard, 'Poet Laureate Of America's Emotional Badlands,' Dies At 73

<b>Updated at 1:34 p.m. ET</b><p>For more than half a century, playwright Sam Shepard stood as a towering presence in American theater and cinema, penning dozens of plays and earning an Oscar nomination as an actor in his own right. Delving deeply into the complicated, often bleak nature of family life, the …

Sam Shepard

Katie Couric Leaves Behind $10 Million Annual Salary as She Exits Yahoo

After three years of serving as Yahoo’s global news anchor, Katie Couric is ending her show.<p>“I’m very proud of my time at Yahoo — anchoring live …

Media Industry

Chip And Joanna Gaines Net Worth: ‘Fixer Upper’ Couple Swimming In Money

Chip And Joanna Gaines have captured many people’s hearts, as they are the fun-loving couple on HGTV’s <i>Fixer Upper.</i> While Chip helps homeowners …

Chip and Joanna Gaines

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon Will Reunite in Just-Announced TV Show

YESSS.<p>Here is a headline you've seen a million times: two enormous stars are slated to "reunite" on the small screen. You're elated! You click so hard your keyboard goes up in flames. But when the smoke dissipates, you realize you've been duped. The duo isn't teaming up for a buddy comedy directed …

Kate Middleton Asked Not To Get Pregnant Again: Prince William’s Wife Lectured On Family Planning

It all started with a joke, when Kate Middleton talked about planning a third child with Prince William. Now, the royal couple has been lectured on …

Royal Family

HBO on the Confederate controversy: we shouldn't have announced the show via press release

Network head Casey Bloys says the uproar lacked context — albeit context he can't yet provide.<p>When HBO announced <i>Confederate</i>, its instantly controversial series from <i>Game of Thrones</i> showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss that's set in a world where the South won the Civil War, it expected the …

Attention Fixer Upper Fans! Chip and Joanna Gaines Are Opening a Second Vacation Rental in Waco

Chip and Joanna Gaines have been teasing fans with an “exciting new project” for days with mysterious social media messages showing beautiful rooms …

Chip and Joanna Gaines

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died by hanging, L.A. County coroner says

Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington died by hanging at his Palos Verdes Estates home, the Los Angeles County coroner confirmed Friday.<p>An employee discovered the 41-year-old's body Thursday morning hanging from a belt on a bedroom door inside his home in the 2800 block of Via Victoria, said Ed …

Music

Confederate, a Civil War dystopia from the Game of Thrones creators, is already controversial

Their new HBO series will imagine a world in which the South successfully seceded. People are ... skeptical.<p>The <i>Game of Thrones</i> showrunners are no strangers to controversy, but with the recent announcement of their next project, <i>Confederate</i>, they may now be actively courting it.<p>Per HBO’s July 19 …

Ed Sheeran clarifies Twitter deletion was not about Game of Thrones

Much hullabaloo has been made on the good ol’ internet ever since Ed Sheeran popped up as a singing Lannister soldier on Sunday’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> …

So You Want to Read The ’80s: Here’s Where to Start

I first read this book as a school assignment. Needless to say, I had a badass teacher. The story of Harry is an ageless one — a person brought into …

Books

Dunkirk reviews stir Oscar buzz for 'best motion picture of the year so far'

Reviews for Christopher Nolan’s <i>Dunkirk</i> are finally storming the beaches of the internet, and many movie critics are hailing the film as the English …

'Officially Outnumbered!' Cash Warren and Jessica Alba Expecting Third Child

It’s the honest truth: Jessica Alba is expecting baby No. 3!<p>The actress and The Honest Company co-founder is pregnant, she announced Monday on …

Jessica Alba

Disney shoots off a sneak peek at Star Wars Land

Get a closer look at Disney's largest single-theme expansion, which will open in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World in 2019.<p>While fans will have to wait until 2019 to take the controls of the Millennium Falcon for a customized mission, or find themselves smack dab in the middle of a climactic …

Walt Disney Company