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Gwyneth Paltrow’s new ‘Goop Lab’ show is delightfully wacky

Early in each episode, onscreen text warns the content should be viewed as entertainment, not medical advice.

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On HBO’s new ‘Avenue 5,’ a cruise ship in space collides with mediocre humor

Sci-fi comedy series starring Hugh Laurie, premiering Sunday, relies on humor that’s weak and sometimes gross.

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Roeper’s Oscar predictions: ‘Best picture’ is ‘1917’ vs. ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Look for the Academy Awards also to reward Joaquin Phoenix, Laura Dern, Brad Pitt and (alas) Renee Zellweger.

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‘A Fall from Grace’: Tyler Perry brings the best out from some veteran actors

The lurid treat of a legal thriller showcases a stellar cast headed by ‘In the Heat of the Night’ alum Crystal Fox.

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Tyler Perry doesn’t write it until his characters reveal it

The entertainment mogul, whose new Netflix film is ‘A Fall From Grace,’ says in a Chicago interview that his scripts come from dictating ‘what I’m hearing and seeing in my mind.’

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‘Troop Zero’: Sugary as it is, underdog story also cozy and inspiring — scout’s honor!

A space-obsessed 9-year-old tries to win a NASA contest in the warmly funny Amazon movie.

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Mega-champion Ken Jennings: No ‘Jeopardy!’ rematch

"It’s a sports cliche, but I almost wonder if I wanted it more than the other two did," he said.

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Should new James Bond be a woman? Franchise film producer says no

"I’m not particularly interested in taking a male character and having a woman play it. I think women are far more interesting than that," Barbara Broccoli says.

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‘Windy City Rehab’ host says she’ll buy back home from unhappy couple that sued her, move in herself 

The owners of the $1.36 million Lincoln Square home have sued Alison Victoria and her partner, alleging the home is plagued with problems.

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‘Dolittle’ a pathetic waste of seriously talented cast — and moviegoers’ time

If only the animals could have talked Robert Downey Jr. out of doing this movie.

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‘Bad Boys for Life’: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence keep up their chemistry

Though it sticks to the buddy-cop playbook, threequel worth seeing for the stars’ great give-and-take.

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Funny, inspiring ‘Little America’ tells immigrant stories that are pleasing without preaching

Kumail Nanjiani is one of the producers of the Apple TV+ vignettes profiling likable people pursuing the Great American Dream.

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Ken Jennings crowned ‘Jeopardy!’ greatest of all time

The tournament has turned into a celebration of the skills and long-running tenure of host Alex Trebek, who is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

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Billie Eilish writes, sings James Bond theme

Her track for "No Time to Die" makes her the youngest artist to record a 007 song.

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Spike Lee to lead Cannes Film Festival jury

Lee said he was "honored to be the first person of the African diaspora" chosen for the prestigious position.

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Chicago series ‘Work in Progress’ will return for Season 2 on Showtime

TV exec credits the show with a "spark of creativity and original point of view."

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Roeper on the Oscar nominations: Brad Pitt the best of a starry category, and too much ‘Two Popes’

Renee Zellweger is a surefire winner for her Judy Garland impression because Academy Award voters love that kind of overwrought work.

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2020 Oscar nominees: Full list of the contenders

The nominees for best picture are: "Ford v. Ferrari"; "The Irishman"; "Jojo Rabbit"; "Joker"; "Little Women"; "Marriage Story"; "1917"; Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood"; "Parasite."

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Oscar nominations: ‘Joker’ dominates, but diversity seriously lacking

Only one actor of color gets a nod, and no women are in the running for best director.

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Jimmy Fallon to host prime-time celebrity music series

He’ll host "That’s My Jam," a comedy-variety event series on NBC inspired by his popular, celebrity-studded musical segments on the "The Tonight Show."

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Amy Poehler, Tina Fey will host 2021 Golden Globes

At last Sunday’s ceremony, Ricky Gervais’ snarky jokes in his fifth turn as host received mixed reviews and reactions from the celebrity audience.

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Justin Chambers to exit ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ after 15 years

With Chambers’ departure, the show, now in its 16th season, is down to just three original cast members from the series’ debut in 2005.

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Chris Rock stretching his comedic chops for FX’s ‘Fargo’

The comedian stars in the fourth season of FX’s anthology series (due April 19), and it’s a new kind of dark humor for him.

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HBO’s engrossing ‘The Outsider,’ drawn from Stephen King book, grows stranger by the week

Evidence shows the suspect did the crime — but also that he couldn’t have — in a chilling series premiering Sunday.

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‘American Horror Story’ actor Harry Hains dead at 27

His mother, actress Jane Badler, broke the news in an Instagram post Friday.

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Edd Byrnes, starred on ‘77 Sunset Strip,’ dies at 87

Byrnes also starred as the suave, smooth-talking TV dance show host Vince Fontaine in the film "Grease."

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Netflix leads nominations field for NAACP Image Awards

The streaming giant on Thursday emerged with a leading 42 nominations, including nods for Ava DuVernay’s limited series "Whey They See Us" and the Eddie Murphy-led film "Dolemite is My Name."

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‘Underwater’: No clear reason why murky deep-sea adventure was made

Movie strands Kristen Stewart in an abyss of unoriginal ideas and muddy visuals.

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ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’ needs reboot — how does Kevin Harlan-Tony Romo sound?

If ESPN/ABC wants to join the Super Bowl rotation in the next NFL TV rights package, it can’t put Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland in front of 100 million U.S. viewers.

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Fran Drescher, Rachel Bloom working on ‘The Nanny’ Broadway musical

Marc Bruni, who directed the recent Broadway show "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," is set to direct.

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Buck Henry, ‘The Graduate’ writer and frequent ‘SNL’ host, dies at 89

The two-time Oscar nominee also won an Emmy for "Get Smart," the satirical 1960s TV spy series he created with Mel Brooks.

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‘Like a Boss’: Charms of Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne can’t conceal crass comedy’s blemishes

The two likable actresses go slumming with desperate slapstick and cheap genital jokes.