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10 Under $10: Cheap fun in the Spokane area

Our weekly look at events happening that don’t cost a fortune.

‘Superior Donuts’ stars Judd Hirsch as owner of kneady shop

“Superior Donuts” shakes out as a sitcom dialectic pitting experience, wisdom and mulishness against unbridled energy, initiative and being too impulsive.

Cost of Oregon Shakespeare Festival tickets increase

The price of tickets for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is rising for 2017. The Mail Tribune reported Tuesday that tickets range from $67 to $140 for the season that opens …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 3:48 p.m.

Beyonce announces on Instagram that she’s pregnant with twins

Beyoncé and Jay Z announced Wednesday on Instagram that the superstar singer is pregnant with twins.

Johnny Depp’s former business managers countersue actor

The countersuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court by The Management Group comes roughly two weeks after Johnny Depp sued the company alleging it grossly mismanaged his earnings.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 2:46 p.m.

Actor, former Obama aide Kal Penn raises $500K for refugees

Kal Penn says in an online video that he thought the fundraiser would simply be “an uplifting way to raise $2,500 bucks.” He calls it “a beautiful way to resist” …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 2:53 p.m.

Samantha Bee plans counter White House Correspondents Dinner

Scheduled for the same April night as the real dinner, Samantha Bee said Monday she’ll welcome journalists and “non-irritating celebrities to the first annual Not the White House Correspondents Dinner. …

Around the remote: SAG Awards to honor Lily Tomlin

Yes, it’s another excuse for movie and TV stars to get all dressed up and wear sparkly things. At least this celebration of top performances should offer some clues as …

Bee Gees, ‘Saturday Night Fever’ to get 40th anniversary Grammy salute

John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Andra Day, Celine Dion and other pop, R&B, rock and country stars will pay homage to the Bee Gees and the Australian group’s blockbuster 1977 soundtrack …

How three best documentary Oscar nominees capture our history of racial division

As the nation’s racial and political divisions have grown increasingly conspicuous, three of the five films up for the best documentary feature Oscar show that these divides have been here …

North American rhapsody: Queen, Lambert will bring tour to Seattle

Since joining forces with the “American Idol” runner-up for a series of shows in 2012, the band that ruled rock radio in the 1970s and early ’80s has enjoyed tremendous …

Marvel’s She-Hulk is dropping the ‘she’ and keeping the Hulk buried inside – for now

For the first two issues of the series (the second of which was released Wednesday, digitally and in print), the “Hulk” in the title represents the monster Jen Walters is …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 7:16 p.m.

Actress Mary Tyler Moore dies at age 80, publicist says

Mary Tyler Moore, the star of two of TV’s best-loved sitcoms, has died. Her publicist, Mara Buxbaum, says Moore died with her husband and friends nearby. She was 80.

Controversy may bite into ‘A Dog’s Purpose’

LOS ANGELES – A movie about man’s best friend discovering the meaning of life would seem like a no-brainer for a studio looking to appeal to pet-lovers. So what could …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 2:51 p.m.

Mel Gibson, girlfriend welcome a son; it’s his ninth child

Girlfriend Rosalind Ross gave birth to the couple’s son, Lars Gerard Gibson, on Friday. Ross is a writer.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 10:36 a.m.

List of nominees for the 89th annual Academy Awards

List of nominees for the 89th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 5:23 p.m.

Oscars go gaga for ‘La La Land’ with record-tying 14 nods

Part-time Sandpoint resident Viggo Mortensen earns a nod for best actor for his work in “Captain Fantastic.”

Around the remote: ‘Riverdale’ arrives with danger, dark secrets

This one could either be really fun – or a complete disaster. Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and the whole comic book gang show up in this subversive live-action drama. But …

Jane Lynch to play Janet Reno in new series about the Unabomber

Well, this is certainly an upgrade from Will Ferrell.

Belafonte to celebrate 90th birthday with new project

Harry Belafonte is turning 90 in a few weeks, and he’s planning to use the milestone to release an album that will underscore part of his life’s work – fostering …

Woody Harrelson goes live from London

Woody Harrelson plans to spend the early hours of Friday shooting a full-length film, called “Lost In London LIVE,” which will be broadcast as it happens in over 550 U.S. …

Octavia Spencer named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Oscar winner Octavia Spencer has been named Woman of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. The award is handed out annually to people who have …

Fans celebrate Betty White on her 95th birthday

Betty White says the best thing about being 95 is that she’s still employed. The actress is celebrating her birthday Tuesday. She tells Yahoo’s Katie Couric that she’s “most grateful” …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 6:34 p.m.

Def Leppard, Social Distortion, Phillip Phillips among shows in the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene area going on sale this weekend

Our weekly round-up of new shows going on sale in the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene region this weekend.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 3:38 p.m.

‘Aladdin’ star James Monroe Iglehart switches to ‘Hamilton’

James Monroe Iglehart, the star of “Aladdin” on Broadway, will join “Hamilton” in the dual roles of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson starting in mid-April.

Katherine Heigl announces birth of baby boy, Joshua Bishop

A representative for actress Katherine Heigl tells People magazine the actress and husband Josh Kelley welcomed Joshua Bishop Kelley, Jr. on Dec. 20.

Around the remote: Showtime’s ‘Homeland’ faces timely transition

A new president has just been elected and former CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is now working for a Brooklyn-based foundation that provides aid to Muslims living in the …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 9:32 a.m.

Q&A: Viggo Mortensen on ‘Captain Fantastic,’ acting with kids, and finding happiness in North Idaho

“Captain Fantastic” stars Mortensen as Ben Cash, who has been raising his six children off the grid in the woods of Washington. A family crisis forces his family to emerge …

Looking ahead: Our weekly rundown of new shows on the horizon

Added this week: Adrian Legg, Davina and the Vagabonds, and Brian Regan

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 3:20 p.m.

Def Leppard to play Spokane Arena on June 7

The veteran English rock band were last in Spokane in September 2015. Tesla and Poison are on the bill.