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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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017

‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ star Miguel Ferrer dies at 61

The actor is beloved to many as the gruff F.B.I. Agent Albert Rosenfield on David Lynch’s cult drama “Twin Peaks,” a role he revisited recently the upcoming “Twin Peaks” sequel …


Ryan Lewis makes surprise appearance at Gonzaga University

Hip-hop producer and DJ Lewis, of the hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, spoke to students in GU’s Comprehensive Leadership Program on Wednesday night.


Spokane Symphony’s next Classics concert showcases American composers and a Russian master

This weekend’s Symphony Classics concert, the first of 2017, is titled “American Voices,” and it features the work of such luminaries as Scott Joplin, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. But …


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. …


Howie Mandel dabbles in discomfort on the stand-up comedy stage

Comedian, actor and TV personality Howie Mandel, who performs at Northern Quest Resort and Casino on Sunday, chats with The Spokesman-Review about his long career in entertainment.


Jerry Seinfeld series, specials coming to Netflix under deal

Jerry Seinfeld and Netflix have announced a deal that will bring the star’s interview show “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” to the streaming service later this year.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017

‘Will & Grace’ 10-episode revival set for 2017-18 season

NBC said Wednesday that 10 new episodes are set to air during the 2017-18 season. The series will feature original stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally.


Film about 1960s black mathematicians tops MLK weekend

“Hidden Figures,” the uplifting film about African-American mathematicians at NASA during the 1960s space race, led the North American box office for the second straight week, selling $27.5 million in …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017

Indie rockers Grouplove cancels show at Spokane’s Knitting Factory

Indie rock band cancels most upcoming dates, as singer Hannah Hooper recovers from a vocal cord injury.


Mark Hamill uses his Joker voice to become the president-elect’s nemesis: The Trumpster

President-elect Donald Trump, while on the campaign trail, once told a 9-year-old boy that yes, he was indeed Batman. So it seems only fitting that were Trump to be trolled …


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

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

‘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.


Nicole Kidman calls for Americans to support Trump

Actress, who hold dual U.S.-Australian citizenship, tells the BBC that now that Trump has been elected, “we as a country need to support who’s ever the president because that’s what …


Leonardo DiCaprio foundation backing Utah national monument

Actor’s group is one of several donating to create the $1.5 million Bears Ears Community Engagement Fund, which officials said Friday will support tribal and local efforts to protect natural …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017

‘Pippin’ is odd in all the right ways

Best of Broadway season continues with a touring production of the 2013 Tony winner for best musical revival.


Show that cast Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson is shelved

It’s quite possible that no one would have heard of the show “Urban Myths” if the Sky Arts network’s series hadn’t cast white actor Joseph Fiennes to play Michael Jackson. …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017

Country singer Tanya Tucker hospitalized after a fall

Tanya Tucker is postponing tour dates after fracturing a vertebrae and injuring a rib during a fall while on tour.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017

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.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017

Paris officials charge first 4 suspects in Kardashian West heist

French investigators are keeping the brother of Kim Kardashian West’s Paris chauffeur in police custody along with nine other people as part of their investigation into October’s $10 million jewelry …


Legend, Grande to record ‘Beauty and the Beast’ theme

The pair will sing the duet first sung by Angela Lansbury in the 1991 animated film and then recorded for the movie’s soundtrack by Celine Dion and Peabo Byson for …


Coen brothers to make their first TV series

“Fargo,” the hit FX adaptation of their acclaimed movie doesn’t count as the filmmaking brothers aren’t involved in it.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017

‘Voice’ winner Sundance Head will do it to country songs with Blake Shelton

Sundance Head’s notoriety is relatively new. He was the most recent winner of NBC’s competition series “The Voice,” where Shelton was his mentor. The tour hits Spokane on Feb. 24.


New Jersey university to host Bruce Springsteen’s archives

The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University will feature the Garden State-born rocker’s personal collection of written works, artifacts, photographs and other memorabilia from his …


‘Hidden Figures’ soars past ‘Rogue One’ to top box office

With an ongoing taste for space, moviegoers propelled the NASA drama “Hidden Figures” past “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” at the box office.