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Julia Roberts to take on first-ever starring TV series role

The Hollywood Reporter says Julia Roberts will star in a limited series based on Maria Semple’s novel, “Today Will Be Different.” Roberts will star as the book’s main character, Eleanor …


Looking ahead: Shows on the horizon

Our weekly roundup of new and upcoming shows.


‘DuckTales’ lands David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck

Disney’s new version of the 1980s animated series “DuckTales” is getting a cast worth quacking about, including a former Doctor Who.


‘Rogue One’ takes off with $29 million opening night

It’s the biggest Thursday preview of 2016, narrowly topping “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’s” $27.7 million and “Captain America: Civil War’s” $25 million. But it doesn’t hold a candle …


Stephen Colbert says goodbye to 2016 with a parody of ‘It’s the End of the World as We Know It’

On Thursday night’s “Late Show,” Stephen Colbert changed the lyrics to REM’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” so that he could …


‘Rogue One’: Critical admiration is far from universal

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” hit theaters Thursday with the weight of enormous expectations. The film, a standalone story set in the “Star Wars” universe, garnered mostly positive reviews …


7 Nights Out: The weekend is jam packed

Our weekly look at 7 entertainment highlights of the week ahead.


HGTV host Tarek El Moussa: It’s been a crazy few days

HGTV’s Tarek El Moussa has opened up days after he and his wife and “Flip or Flop” co-host Christina El Moussa announced their separation.


10 Under $10: Blues, brass and BB guns

Our weekly look at 7 fun things to put on your calendar that won’t cost an arm and a leg.


Stream on Demand: ‘Suicide Squad,’ ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ come to home viewing

What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.


On sale: Symphony, Skillet, Journey, Holcomb and Botti

Our weekly rundown of new shows up for sale.


‘Dancing with the Stars’ judge Carrie Ann Inaba gets engaged

LOS ANGELES – “Dancing with the Stars” judge Carrie Ann Inaba and soap opera star Robb Derringer are engaged. The couple made the announcement on social media Wednesday.


Movie review: ‘Rogue One’ is enjoyable installment in ‘Star Wars’ universe

It’s right there in the title, and “Rogue One” proves to be most definitely a “Star Wars” story. As a spinoff chapter with a cast of new characters and a …


Felicity Jones joins ranks of classic of Star Wars heroines

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” introduces a new heroine to the ranks – Jyn Erso, an abandoned child of war who must decide what she believes in as the …


16-year-old singer Jackie Evancho to perform at Trump’s inauguration

Officials for President-elect Donald Trump said 16-year-old singer Jackie Evancho, a former “America’s Got Talent” contestant, will perform the national anthem at the January inauguration ceremony.


‘SNL’ vet included in new ‘Hamilton’ cast for Broadway

Former “Saturday Night Live” star Taran Killam will be getting plenty of live performances next year – he’s joining the Broadway company of “Hamilton.”


He’s no Danny Tanner: Bob Saget’s comedy allows him to get his devils out

Bob Saget’s stand-up is a lot filthier than you might expect. In a way, that’s part of the joke: There’s the original host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and Danny …


Michelle Pfeiffer joins board of Washington-based environmental group

Board meetings for the Environmental Working Group just a got a little more glam: Actress Michelle Pfeiffer has joined the group’s board of directors. The onetime Catwoman will help steer …


iTunes Top 10: The top songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending December 8, 2016.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 11:43 a.m.

‘La La Land’ tops Globes with 7 nominations, ‘Moonlight’ with 6

Damien Chazelle’s Los Angeles musical “La La Land” sang and danced its way to a leading seven Golden Globes nominations, with Barry Jenkins’ celebrated coming-of-age tale “Moonlight” close on its …


Saturday matinees inspired Sam Elliott to become an actor

Sam Elliott is instantly recognizable – it’s part of the reason he’s been working in Hollywood for nearly five decades with almost 100 roles. He’s been on countless TV series, …


Around the remote: All-star cast fights for the British throne in ‘Hollow Crown’ on PBS

“The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses” – with an all-star cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench and Hugh Bonneville – helps bring to life the bloody conflict …


Book review: ‘Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance’

The latest novel featuring Jack Ryan, Tom Clancy’s iconic hero and now president of the United States, delivers all the elements that fans expect from the franchise. In Mark Greaney’s …


HBO ‘Silicon Valley’ actor T.J. Miller arrested on suspicion of battery on driver in Hollywood Hills

LOS ANGELES – HBO’s “Silicon Valley” actor T.J. Miller was arrested early Friday on suspicion of battery on a car service driver in the Hollywood Hills, police said. The car …


Reinhold apologizes to Dallas police, embarrassed by arrest

Actor Judge Reinhold has apologized to police, saying he’s embarrassed that he was arrested after a confrontation with security at Dallas Love Field Airport.


Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas turns 100

Legendary actor is best known for roles in “Spartacus,” “The Bad and the Beautiful,” and “Lust for Life.”


Trump isn’t the first president ‘Saturday Night Live’ has skewered, but this feud stands out.

We may be in for four years of comedy critiques from the president of the United States.


Myles Kennedy headlines benefit show for new nonprofit

Myles Kennedy and friends team to found Future Song, a new nonprofit aimed at helping Spokane kids have access to music education.


Keeping the ‘Tradition’ alive: ‘Traditions of Christmas’ returns to CdA for the season

Now in its fifth year in Coeur d’Alene, the “Traditions of Christmas” is an old-fashioned holiday variety show, with dancing, singing, skits and seasonal fun.


Bing hosts monthly New York Film Critics Series

At a time when so many low profile, independently produced movies bypass theaters and go straight to streaming or VOD services, a new monthly film series at the Bing Crosby …