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Adam Levine leaving ‘The Voice’ after 16 seasons

Carson Daly made the announcement Friday morning on the "Today" show. Daly said Gwen Stefani will return for season 17 in Levine’s chair.

$44 million settlement reportedly near in Weinstein sexual misconduct lawsuits

The lawsuits, brought against Harvey Weinstein’s television and film company, stem from sexual misconduct allegations against the exec.

Renee Zellweger taps into her ‘outrageous’ side for role on Netflix

In "What/If," she’s a schemer with an indecent proposal

‘The Souvenir’ a stunning study of a smart woman who can’t quit a dangerous man

Honor Swinton Byrne and Tom Burke do beautiful work as the dysfunctional couple, and what a pleasure to see Byrne’s mother, Tilda Swinton, playing someone down to earth.

Will ‘Game of Thrones’ books end like series? ‘Yes and no,’ author George R.R. Martin says

Writer not giving away secrets but says he’ll give readers an ending for characters who "never made it onto the screen at all, and others who died in the show but still live in the books."

‘Brightburn’: The child from the spaceship is no Superman

The premise is intriguing, but this gruesome origin story plays like just another slasher film with idiots for victims.

Funnyman Howie Mandel taking high cholesterol very seriously

The comedian and judge on "America’s Got Talent" wants everyone to pay attention to what he calls a "silent" illness, one that raises the risk for heart attack or stroke.

‘Jeopardy!’ phenom and Cubs fan James Holzhauer admits: I bet against 2016 team

Naperville native tells the Sun-Times about his wild guesses on the Daily Double and his bizarre offer from a strip club.

‘All in the Family’ and ‘Jeffersons’ revival recaptures the energy of the TV classics

Marisa Tomei’s sweet Edith and Wanda Sykes’ no-nonsense Louise stand out in a knockout cast.

‘Aladdin’: Will Smith’s blue Genie is pretty cool, once you get to know him

In Guy Ritchie’s shining, shimmering live-action update, the new princess and ‘street rat’ make a winning pair, and even the magic carpet has its moments.

Quentin Tarantino unveils his strut through the ’60s at Cannes

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ enlists Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and plenty of parody to evoke a tipping point in Los Angeles and showbiz.

‘Rocketman’: Elton John gets the grand-scale, greatly entertaining biopic he deserves

Through good times and bad, Taran Egerton owns the role of the rocker in this probing, hopping and bopping jukebox musical.

‘Big Bang Theory’ finale tops ‘GOT’ with galactic ratings victory

Sunday’s night’s much-ballyhooed finale of "Game of Thrones" was a distant second with 13.6 million live viewers.

‘Booksmart’: The smart girls cut loose over one wild but insightful night of partying

Even the burnouts and the mean girl are portrayed with sympathy in a refreshingly original take on the raunchy coming-of-age comedy.

1985’s disastrous New Coke makes comeback with ‘Stranger Things’

Season 3 of the show will take place in the summer of 1985, when Coca-Cola changed its formula for Coke. New Coke was considered one of the biggest marketing blunders of all time.

‘Downton Abbey’ movie trailer released: Royal visitors arrive

The movie, detailing the next chapter in the lives of the Crawley family, arrives in theaters September 20.

Whoopi Goldberg had a ‘1 in 3’ chance of dying from pneumonia, her doctors reveal

"The View" co-host, 63, took an extended hiatus from the daytime talk show following a serious bout with pneumonia and sepsis.

‘Chicago P.D.’s Tracy Spiridakos moves to Chicago, talks life in the Second City

The actress now lives in Chicago — where the TV show films 10 months out of the year.

‘Game of Thrones’ finale review: Enthralling series comes to a satisfying end

The episode surrounds Daenerys with beauty as she defends her evil deeds.

Scarlett Johansson engaged to marry Colin Jost of ‘Saturday Night Live’

The couple has dated for two years.

‘The Professor’: Fear and loathing in academia, starring Johnny Depp as a scholar to avoid

The title character, a dying jerk whose alleged charm is really just snark, wears out his welcome within an hour.

The Mix: Chicago Open Air, Chocolate Fest and more things to do in Chicago May 17-23

From the Eifman Ballet to a critics’ film festival, there’s so much to check out in Chicago in the week ahead.

‘All Is True’: A master of Shakespeare, Kenneth Branagh, stumbles playing the man himself

In a dramatization of the playwright’s final years, too much of the dialogue just rounds up his greatest hits.

‘Catch-22’: War is hell, but sometimes silly, in George Clooney’s military satire

Joseph Heller’s great novel becomes a beautifully photographed, satirical series for Hulu.

‘Trial by Fire’: Death Row thriller worth seeing for provocative issues — and one scorching cameo

Leads Jack O’Connell and Laura Dern have a powerful dynamic, but wait till you see standout Jeff Perry as an oddball fire investigator.

‘South Side,’ Comedy Central’s made-in-Chicago sitcom, gets a premiere date: July 24

The show is centered around a rent-to-own store in Englewood.

Woody Harrelson to star as Archie Bunker in Norman Lear TV tribute

The live special airing May 22 will recreate one original episode from "All in the Family" and another from "The Jeffersons."

‘Game of Thrones’ brought you much joy, so don’t let a bad finale ruin that

Last episodes can delight ("Breaking Bad," "Newhart") or disappoint ("MASH," "The Office"), but they’ll never take away the goodness of what aired before.

Laquan McDonald shooting documentary ’16 Shots’ trailer released: Watch

The Showtime documentary examines the 2014 Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald. It premieres June 14.

Disney takes over Hulu from Comcast as stream wars heat up

Disney cut a deal with Comcast to take full control of Hulu as each prepares to launch its own streaming service.

At ‘South Park’ escape room in Oak Brook, school is in session, mkay?

The Chicago area is the first to offer an immersive attraction that puts you in a classroom with Cartman and the other potty-mouthed 8-year-olds.

Chicago woman crushed by ‘Jeopardy!’ champ praises his ‘focus,’ buzzer technique

Anna Hautzinger held her head up high after losing to record breaker James Holzhauer. "I tried my best," the Norwood Park veterinarian said.