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‘Jeopardy James’ Holzhauer takes down his conqueror in rematch with Emma Boettcher

Holzhauer and Emma Boettcher were among the 15 all-stars participating in the tourney, with Holzhauer winning the $250,000 grand prize.

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6 books with buzz: Judd Apatow on Garry Shandling, best friend on Whitney Houston, and more

Also: What happens 50 years after Michael Crichton’s ‘Andromeda Strain,’ a Carrie Fisher appreciation, a U. of C. physicist’s history of the universe and Erin Morgenstern’s ‘Starless Sea.’

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10 holiday season movies that could be awesome, and also ‘Cats’

Richard Roeper can’t wait to see the new ‘Star Wars,’ the new ‘Little Women’ and the new ‘Frozen.’

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Former Chicagoan breaks silence on Louis C.K.’s sexual misconduct

Julia Wolov, who went public in 2017 about her disturbing incident with the comedian, says his predatory move "was not done with consent."

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Kathleen Turner finding a whole new voice through her one-woman, cabaret-style show

The actress is taking on another strong role — herself — in the one-woman show "Kathleen Turner: Finding My Voice," which plays the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place on Friday and Saturday.

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Mo’Nique suing Netflix for discrimination in comedy special offer

The suit says Netflix violated California’s fair employment laws and is representative of a major pay gap in all employment for black women.

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In ‘Marriage Story,’ a couple divorces with humor and wrenching pain

Stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver seem to echo director Noah Baumbach’s own breakup with Jennifer Jason Leigh.

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‘The Good Liar’: Even Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen can’t save this convoluted con game

The Big Twist Reveal is one of the least surprising in recent motion picture history.

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‘Ford v Ferrari’ a rip-roaring flashback to ’60s motorsports

Christian Bale and Matt Damon have great rapport as gear heads working toward an underdog victor at Le Mans.

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Pointless ‘Charlie’s Angels’ doesn’t work for me

Kristen Stewart stars in a sequel just as mediocre as the TV show and earlier movies.

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Chicagoan’s movie poster collection a snapshot of American pop culture, is featured in new book

"When you look at my collection, there’s this evolution of American culture and society, and it becomes this interesting panorama of who we really are."

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First ‘Star Wars’ live-action TV series ‘The Mandalorian’ doesn’t rule the galaxy

The series is more of an intimate space Western than the grand space opera style of the films.

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Alex Trebek gets emotional when ‘Jeopardy’ champ honors him by betting ‘We love you Alex’

Dhruv Gaur seemed stumped during the Final Jeopardy question. Instead of throwing out an answer, the 2018 College Champion decided to write a kind message for the beloved TV host.

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Ricky Gervais will host the 2020 Golden Globe Awards

It will be the fifth time the comedian/actor hosts the awards ceremony despite his penchant for skewering the audience and the movie industry.

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As she signed on for ‘Marriage Story,’ Scarlett Johansson was divorcing in real life

The actress says the experience spared her from "being in a cloud about the whole thing."

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Christian Bale says his ‘Ford v Ferrari’ ride beats the Batmobile

Playing a legendary race car driver, the actor achieves superior speeds behind the wheel of a Ford GT40.

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‘Harriet’ director Kasi Lemmons sheds light on the fight for freedom via biopic

A film in the works over a quarter century, its coming to fruition in the monumental 400th anniversary of American slavery is spiritual, the director says.

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‘Green Eggs and Ham’ becomes a breezy animated series kids will like here, there or anywhere

The 13 Netflix episodes play like a Dr. Seuss version of "Planes, Trains and Automobiles."

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Chris Evans among those outraged at James Dean posthumous ‘new film role’

Digitally manipulated posthumous performances have made some inroads into films. But those have been largely roles the actors already played, including Carrie Fisher and Peter Cushing in "Star Wars."

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Lincoln Center will honor Spike Lee with Chaplin Award

Lincoln Center announced Thursday that the 62-year-old filmmaker will be honored in its annual fundraising gala on April 27.

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NBC sticking with Bears for ‘Sunday Night Football’

The Bears were spared being cut from "SNF" in Week 11, but they still could suffer the indignity in Week 16. Plus, there are two other weeks to watch when it comes to flexing.

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‘Midway’ arms its big-name cast with stock roles, second-rate dialogue

Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore and Dennis Quaid are among the stars competing with CGI pyrotechnics in this superficial World War II epic.

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‘Last Christmas’ gives your heart something special

Henry Golding and Emilia Clarke make a charming duo in a sweet love story that rises above the standard, lightweight holiday fare.

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‘Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep’: Ewan McGregor makes a decent Danny in sequel to ‘The Shining’

The satisfying follow-up nods to both King’s novel and Stanley Kubrick’s movie

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James Dean will ‘star’ in new film — 64 years after his death

The filmmakers will be using VFX, or visual effects, the process by which imagery is created or manipulated outside the context of a live action shot, to re-create Dean for the film "Finding Jack."

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On tour with fiancé, Jenny Slate looks back on being single

The comedian is reading from "Little Weirds," a book she considered "a wish for love."

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‘Sesame Street’ turns 50 with celebration of ‘goodness and humor’

The Emmy Award-winning show will receive a 2019 Kennedy Center Honor for lifetime artistic achievement in December, the first time a television program will receive the award.

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6 red-hot new books, including Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea’s revelatory memoir

There also are great reads by Jenny Slate, Lindy West, Carmen Maria Machado and Tom Brokaw, plus a new collection of Ansel Adams’ Yosemite photos.

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NBA TV will be available for cable cord cutters

The league announced Tuesday that NBA TV will be available through the league’s website or mobile app for a fee.

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Spanx founder buys Olivia Newton-John’s iconic ‘Grease’ pants at auction

The proceeds from the jacket and pants, as well as a portion of the other items sold, will go to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre in Australia.

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Former ‘The Chi’ actor Jason Mitchell decries misconduct allegations that got him fired

Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter wrote in May that Mitchell was fired from "Desperados" over allegations of misconduct. He was soon after fired from "The Chi," and dropped by United Talent Agency.

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TV streaming services: All the major options, from Netflix to Apple TV+, ranked

Not all streaming services are created equal. Before you subscribe to the latest, consider these, ranked from best to worst. We’ve included only services not available as a cable channel.