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Danny Aiello of ‘Do The Right Thing’ and ‘Moonstruck’ dies at 86

Danny Aiello, a prolific actor who was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as pizzeria owner Sal in Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing,” has died, a family representative confirmed Friday to CNN. “It is with profound sorrow to report that Danny Aiello, beloved husband, father, grandfather, actor and musician passed away last…MORE

Olivia Wilde addresses controversy around her ‘Richard Jewell’ character

Olivia Wilde is addressing the controversy surrounding the portrayal of her character, journalist Kathy Scruggs, in Clint Eastwood’s new film, “Richard Jewell.” Scruggs, who died in 2001, was working at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution when she broke a story that the FBI was investigating security guard Richard Jewell for the bombing in Centennial Olympic Park during…MORE

TLC’s new ‘Hot & Heavy’ series faces backlash

TLC has a new reality show about plus-sized women and their thinner love interests and it’s turning into a bigger deal than the network may have imagined. “Hot & Heavy” is a limited series which follows the lives of three “mixed weight” couples who face judgment for being heavier women involved with smaller men. According…MORE

‘Survivor’ contestant Dan Spilo ‘removed’ from competition

For the first time in the history of the long-running competition show “Survivor,” a contestant was pulled from the series over an issue of conduct. Dan Spilo, a 48-year-old talent manager, was the first contestant asked to leave the game in the show’s 39 seasons. At the end of Wednesday night’s episode a title card…MORE

‘Surviving R. Kelly Part II’ — what we know

“Surviving R. Kelly” had a such an impact that Lifetime is airing a sequel. The original six-hour docuseries scored more than 26 million viewers and renewed interest in allegations of sexual misconduct by the singer. In it several of Kelly’s alleged victims and their families shared their stories. The Grammy-winning artist has vehemently denied multiple…MORE

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ trailer debuts

We now have a look at Lin-Manuel Miranda bringing one of his Broadway hits to the big screen. The first trailer for “In the Heights” debuted Thursday, and it’s a major production. The film tells the story of a mostly Hispanic neighborhood in New York City and centers around bodega owner Usnavi, played by Anthony…MORE

Taylor Swift picking more family time over touring

We may now know why Taylor Swift is only making a few US stops during her 2020 tour. The singer who turns 30 Friday has been named Billboard’s Woman of the Decade and shared her next year’s plans with the publication. “This is a year where I have to be there for my family —…MORE

Adam Sandler shows his serious side in the manic ‘Uncut Gems’

“Uncut Gems” is all about an adrenaline junkie, which explains the movie’s fevered pitch. Yet the story’s unrelenting nature works against it, blunting the lure of seeing Adam Sandler in one of his occasional dramatic performances — a showy role, yes, but in a movie that proves all that glitters is not gold. Sandler plays…MORE

Kristen Dahlgren’s reporting on cancer symptoms may have saved her life

Cancer was the last thing on NBC correspondent Kristen Dahlgren’s mind. Dahlgren shared her story Wednesday with “Today” and said she believed she was low risk. “I’m in my 40s. I’m active,” she said. “I don’t have a family history of anyone getting breast cancer early — and perhaps most importantly, in April I had…MORE