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‘Silicon valley’ actress says T.J. Miller’s ‘petulant’ behavior was enabled by co-stars

A former “Silicon Valley” actress said she had a horrible time on the HBO sitcom, thanks mainly to the “petulant” behavior of co-star T.J. Miller and …

Silicon Valley

Fresh from Halsey breakup and cheating rumors, G-Eazy insists Demi Lovato is ‘just a friend’

It’s been quite a month for Oakland rapper G-Eazy in the romance department.<p>In early July, he and singer Halsey announced that they were breaking up …

G-Eazy

Kate Spade’s suicide prompted Heather Locklear to console ex-boyfriend David Spade

Once upon a time, Heather Locklear and David Spade dated, turning up to be photographed together at premieres and other events. But the 2006 romance …

Andy Spade

7 fantastic SF Bay Area things to do this weekend, July 20-22

<i>CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing these photos on a mobile device</i><p>Got plans for this scorcher of a weekend? You do now! Here are seven …

San Francisco

‘Brady Bunch’ house in Southern California for sale for nearly $1.9 million

LOS ANGELES — The home featured in the opening and closing scenes of “The Brady Bunch” is for sale for $1.885 million.<p>Records show George and Violet …

Los Angeles

TV tonight: ‘Trial & Error’ returns with Kristin Chenoweth on the hot seat

TV picks for Thursday, July 19<p>WATCH THIS:<p><b>“Light in the Water” (8 p.m., Logo):</b> This documentary film reveals the untold story of a group of gay men …

Los Angeles

Jeopardy loser’s excuse for weird answer gets him invited back

“Tree hugger.” “Tree hugger.” “Carl Sagan.”<p>A “Jeopardy!” contestant’s defense of his eyebrow-raising “slang term for environmentalist” won him a …

Jeopardy

Meghan and Harry vs. her father and sister: Feud gets nasty with allegations dad ‘faked’ heart surgery

The honeymoon is definitely over for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, at least as far as her American relatives are concerned.<p>Meghan’s 73-year-old …

Nelson Mandela

Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway show coming to Netflix

Didn’t get tickets to “Springsteen on Broadway”? Netflix has your back.<p>The streaming giant announced Wednesday that it will bring the Tony-winning …

Springsteen on Broadway

Was that really a look of horror on Melania Trump’s face after shaking Putin’s hand?

Maybe Melania Trump sees something in Vladimir Putin that her husband has yet to grasp because the U.S. president is, as critics say, besotted by the …

Donald Trump

Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams long wondered: What do I have to be depressed about?

Former Destiny’s Child’s singer Michelle Williams has long been an advocate for mental health. And on Tuesday, the singer and actress announced on …

Mental Disorders

San Francisco bans tour buses from ‘Full House’ residence

SAN FRANCISCO — Tour buses will no longer be swinging by a San Francisco house made famous in the popular 1990s sitcom “Full House.”<p>The San Francisco …

San Francisco

TV tonight: ‘Suits’ returns; ESPYs celebrate top athletes

TV picks for Wednesday, July 18<p>WATCH THIS:<p><b>“The 2018 ESPYs” (8 p.m., ABC):</b> Retired race car driver Danica Patrick is our host for the annual trophy …

TV

Donald Trump Jr.’s alleged ex-lover appears to taunt him for him for father’s Helsinki performance

One-time “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant Aubrey O’Day wasn’t the only person taking to social media Monday to express shock, outrage or horror at …

Donald Trump

3Below Theaters’ summer of laughs in San Jose

Before “Punk’d” and “Impractical Jokers,” there was “Candid Camera,” the original hidden-camera TV series.<p>The show, with its signature gentle humor …

Comedy

Will Melania Trump let Barron keep Vladimir Putin’s soccer ball? Can she?

Under normal circumstances, the gift would delight any 12-year-old soccer fan: A ball used in the recent World Cup final.<p>But these were not normal …

Donald Trump

Comic-Con 2018: Nerdist to offer live shows, fan parties and more

There are plenty of things to do during Comic-Con International this week in San Diego, but for those who don’t have a badge and are on a budget, the …

Comics

Meghan Markle’s father will NOT be ignored, claiming she’s ‘terrified’ to be a new royal while he’s being ‘shunned’

Maybe Meghan Markle is a much better actress than her role on TV’s “Suits” ever let us imagine.<p>That’s because she’s been putting on a really good …

Thomas Markle

Bachelorette Week 8: The three who are left, plus this week’s weirdest moment

The jump-up-and-leg-wraparound greetings are extra enthusiastic. You know what that means: Bachelorette Becca is visiting her final four men in their …

Makeup

‘Gropey, grabby, disgusting’: Anthony Bourdain unloaded on Bill Clinton and Trump in interview

<b>By Kyle Swenson | The Washington Post</b><p>Anthony Bourdain’s suicide last month sent millions of the television host’s fans into tailspins of mourning. …

Donald Trump

‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’: Tears, bad words and Vicki’s ‘love tank’ in season 13, episode 1

“The Real Housewives of Orange County” added two wives to the cast over the break but as Season 13 it’s the grand dames of the O.G. Housewives …

Orange County

TV tonight: ‘America’s Got Talent’ brings on the Judge Cuts

TV picks for Tuesday, July 17<p>WATCH THIS:<p><b>The 2018 MLB All-Star Game (5 p.m., Fox; 8 p.m. ET):</b> Break out the peanuts and Cracker Jack. The annual …

TV

Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen push back against Sarah Palin

NEW YORK (AP) — Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen are pushing back against allegations the comedian duped guests on his new show by posing as a disabled …

Disabled Veterans

Kim Kardashian West insists she and her siblings, including Kylie Jenner, are all ‘self-made’

Remember a few years ago when so many people were misusing the word literally that Merriam-Webster dictionary decided its meaning would be expanded …

Kylie Jenner

From Gavin Newsom to Donald Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle says: ‘I think I got it right this time’

After sharing a sight-seeing selfie from Paris last week, new conservative power couple Kimberly Guilfoyle and Donald Trump Jr. took their …

Donald Trump

Comic-Con 2018: New Disney princess line to debut

Inside a small, unassuming Claremont storefront, Rose Ivy Wallace, 27, helps new and experienced sewing hobbyists with their projects. At Cut Sew …

Fashion Shows

TV tonight: ‘The Bachelorette’ faces tense hometown visits

TV picks for Monday, July 16<p>WATCH THIS:<p><b>“Serial Killer With Piers Morgan” (7 p.m., Oxygen):</b> The British journalist hosts this new series takes viewers …

TV

Comic-Con 2018: The movement to protect cosplayers from harassment in a #MeToo world

Ivy Doomkitty is a professional cosplayer, which means she spends a lot of time wearing costumes in public.<p>As a cosplayer (someone who dresses up as …

Comics

TV this week: ‘Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind’ a riveting HBO documentary

<b>Chuck Barney’s TV picks for July 15-21</b><p><b>DON’T MISS:</b> “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind” — Director Marina Zenovich delivers a funny, intimate and …

TV