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Victory for ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Girls Trip’ at box office

It’s victory for “Dunkirk” at the box office this weekend. Studios on Sunday say the Christopher Nolan World War II epic earned an estimated $50.5 million to top the charts, with $11.7 million of that coming from IMAX screens. Read More

Creators, cast of ‘Stranger Things’ debut season 2 trailer

Updated on  July 22, 2017 at 2:36 pm
The creators of “Stranger Things” premiered a trailer for the show’s second season at Comic-Con on Saturday that was so new, even the cast hadn’t seen it. Read More

Ben Affleck to fans: I’m still Batman, despite rumors

Ben Affleck is still Batman. The actor shot down rumors that he would be hanging up his cape for the stand-alone Batman film, even though he recently ceded directing responsibilities. Read More

Actor John Heard, of ‘Home Alone’ movies, dies at 72

Updated on  July 22, 2017 at 6:46 pm
Actor John Heard, whose many roles included the father in the “Home Alone” series and a corrupt detective in “The Sopranos,” has died. Read More

Meek Mill talks new album, feuds and film endeavors

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 6:17 pm
Meek Mill faced scrutiny during his highly-publicized rap feud with Drake and relationship with former girlfriend Nicki Minaj. Some may think Mill lost in both situations, but the Philadelphia-bred rapper doesn’t view it that way. Read More

‘Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner says Sansa is ‘woke now’

Sansa Stark is woke now, Alfie Allen has a cute dog and everyone got sick of answering all those questions about whether Jon Snow was dead or alive, but little else was revealed at the annual “Game of Thrones” panel at San Diego Comic-Con today. Read More

Creators of new HBO series address fears it glorifies racism

HBO’s announcement on Wednesday that the creator-showrunners of “Game of Thrones” will follow up that massive hit with an HBO series in which slavery remains legal in the modern-day South drew fire on social media from those who fear that telling that story will glorify racism. Read More

Berry tanks whiskey during Comic-Con appearance

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 6:47 pm
Promoting a new film went to another level when Halle Berry apparently downed half a pint of whiskey during a panel discussion of “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” on the first day of this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego. Read More

Seacrest to return as ‘Idol’ host on ABC

The hardest-working man in Hollywood is returning to his roots as Ryan Seacrest was announced as host of the rebooted “American Idol.” Read More

Older Jay-Z faces new risks with ‘4:44’

“Old school” still has some currency in hip-hop. Despite a lot of lucrative distractions, Jay-Z is still a rapper, whose voice, apparently, still matters. Read More

Linkin Park frontman Bennington dies at 41

Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 1:40 pm
Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, whose screeching vocals helped the rock-rap band become one of the most commercially successful acts in the 2000s, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles today, the Los Angeles County coroner said. He was 41. Read More

‘Five-0’ signs 3 in wake of cast departures

Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 10:25 am
CBS announced Ian Anthony Dale, Meaghan Rath and Beulah Koale are set to join the cast of “Hawaii Five-0” with its eighth season. Read More