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Revisionist Awards: What SHOULD Have Been Nominated

Roe Conn & Richard Roeper look back at the awards that should have been! Listen to hear which films and performances popular award ceremonies overlooked.

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Tawny Kitaen, actress, star of music videos, dies at 59

Tawny Kitaen, who appeared in rock music videos during the heyday of MTV and starred opposite Tom Hanks in the 1984 comedy "Bachelor Party," has died. She was 59.

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‘Hilarious’ story brings Billy Crystal back behind the camera

In addition to starring in ‘Here Today,’ the veteran funnyman directs and coaxes a ‘very loving’ performance from Tiffany Haddish.

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’90s R&B groups SWV and Xscape next up in Verzuz battle

They date from an era when "you had to know how to sing," says one fan.

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‘Monster’: Good kid goes on trial in provocative Netflix crime film

The empathetic Kelvin Harrison Jr., surrounded by talented co-stars, plays the teen with the odds stacked against him.

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‘Wrath of Man’: Bullets fly every which way in Jason Statham thriller, and so does the plot

The action star reunites with director Guy Ritchie for some convoluted and forgettable nonsense.

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Lilly Singh talk show ‘A Little Late’ will end on NBC

The comedian, one of late-night TV’s few female stars, moves on to her own Netflix series.

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‘That Damn Michael Che’ makes you laugh a lot, squirm a little

The ‘Saturday Night Live’ comedian gets his points across during topical sketch show on HBO Max.

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‘The Water Man’: Family-friendly monster movie will delight kids, move adults

David Oyelowo directs and co-stars as the father of a likable boy trusting a mythical figure to save his mother.

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The Mix: Zac Brown Band, ‘Tom of Your Life’ and more cool things to do in Chicago May 6-12

There’s plenty to see and do in Chicago in the week ahead, online and in-person.

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‘Here Today’: Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish achieve a friendly, funny chemistry

Laughs come at a rapid pace in a story with a heartbreaking dementia theme.

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‘The Sons of Sam’ rethinks Berkowitz murders, and a journalist obsessed with them

Netflix series looks into the late Maury Terry’s theories that accomplices helped the infamous New York City serial killer.

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Conan O’Brien announces June finale for late-night talk show

The finale of the late-night series will run for an hour, double the length of an episode in the show’s current form, and "will look back on the past 11 years of this iteration of O’Brien’s lengthy late-night career."

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Happy Star Wars Day! Here are 6 ways to celebrate May the 4th

Why May 4, you ask? Why, it’s right there in the date, a play on "May the Force be with you."

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‘Chicago P.D.’ actor Marina Squerciati sees ‘a good thing’ as Burgess ponders adoption

Squerciati, a mother in real life, says: "Sometimes, I feel like I’m doing everything kind of well — I’m not killing it; I’m doing OK."

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Keegan-Michael Key, Second City and ‘Mad TV’ alum, to host ‘SNL’

He’ll front the May 15 episode with ‘Drivers License’ singer Olivia Rodrigo as musical guest.

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‘Black Panther’ sequel, coming in July 2022, is called ‘Wakanda Forever’

A Marvel megatrailer also offers glimpses of this year’s "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" and "Eternals."

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Amazon will take over NFL ‘Thursday Night Football’ a year early

Amazon and the league announced Monday that Prime Video will take over the entire package in 2022, which will make it an 11-season deal through 2032. It was originally supposed to begin in 2023 when the league’s new media rights deals kick in.

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New PBS Kids star Donkey Hodie has roots in ‘Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood’

The puppet show is shot at Chicago’s WTTW-Channel 11.

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Jay Leno, Carla Hall, Nancy Kerrigan get educated on ‘Antiques Roadshow’ celebrity edition

Appraisers look over the treasures of the stars in special edition of the PBS favorite.

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Actor Johnny Crawford, ‘The Rifleman’ co-star, Mousketeer, dies at 75

According to the actor’s website, he died Thursday with his wife by his side, after battling Alzheimer’s disease and contracting COVID-19.

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On the verge of a film project, Anna D. Shapiro announces exit from Steppenwolf

The longtime artistic director, whose stage credits include the landmark "August: Osage County," is set to direct a movie about a real-life White House correspondent.

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Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-winning ‘Moonstruck’ star, dies at 89

The veteran stage and screen actress had a flair for maternal roles that helped her win an Oscar as Cher’s mother in the romantic comedy ‘Moonstruck.’

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Josh Duggar of ‘19 Kids and Counting’ faces child porn charges

Former reality TV star Josh Duggar faces charges of downloading and possessing child pornography under a federal indictment unsealed Friday.

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‘The Story of Late Night’: CNN smartly recaps seven decades of TV after dark

Docuseries beautifully captures the provocative stars of the wee hours, from Johnny Carson to David Letterman to Conan O’Brien to Amber Ruffin.

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‘Percy vs. Goliath’: Christopher Walken keeps it down to earth as a farmer battling a conglomerate

The veteran of the fields won’t back down when accused of stealing seeds in the inspiring courtroom drama.

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‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’: Can phone-loving dad, daughter improve their connection?

Funny, fast-paced animated comedy knows some things about parenting.

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Josh Duggar of ‘19 Kids and Counting’ arrested; charges unknown

Duggar appeared on the TLC reality show until it was revealed he had molested four of his sisters and a babysitter.

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‘Without Remorse’: A Tom Clancy movie starring Michael B. Jordan can’t go wrong, but it does

The charismatic leading man isn’t at his best in by-the-book spy thriller

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‘The Mosquito Coast’ has a pest problem, and it’s the lead character

When an insufferable man is putting his family in danger and spouting hippie-B.S. philosophy, it’s hard to care about his adventures on the run.

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The Mix: Lyric’s Rising Stars, drive-in horror and more cool things to do in Chicago April 29-May 5

There’s plenty to see and do online and in-person in the Chicago area in the week ahead.

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‘Things Heard & Seen’: Overwrought horror starring an overqualified cast

Campy haunted-house mess traps Amanda Seyfried, James Norton and F. Murray Abraham.

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Fox series ‘The Big Leap’ will shoot in Chicago

Network orders the ballet-themed drama starring Scott Foley and Teri Polo, from a pilot shot in part at the Rialto Square Theatre.