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Katy Perry, Archdiocese Awarded $5 Million in Trial Over Former Los Feliz Convent

Katy Perry, Archdiocese Awarded $5 Million in Trial Over Former Los Feliz Convent

A long-running struggle between singer Katy Perry and Silver Lake businesswoman Dana Hollister over the ownership of a former convent drew to a close Friday when a Los Angeles jury ruled in favor of
‘True Detective’ Season 3 Casts Carmen Ejogo

‘True Detective’ Season 3 Casts Carmen Ejogo

Carmen Ejogo has joined the cast of “True Detective” season three. Ejogo will star opposite the previously announced Mahershala Ali in the new installment of the HBO anthology drama. She will play
Film Review: ’12th and Clairmount’

Film Review: ’12th and Clairmount’

It’s always fascinating to encounter a documentary about a historical event after you’ve seen the meticulously staged Hollywood version. Your hunger to take in the subject is probably ramped up a
‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Boss on Rebecca’s Diagnosis, Nathaniel’s Backstory and Josh’s ‘Quarter-Life Crisis’

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Boss on Rebecca’s Diagnosis, Nathaniel’s Backstory and Josh’s ‘Quarter-Life Crisis’

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the Nov. 17 episode of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” entitled “Josh Is Irrelevant.” Until now on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom)
E! Investigating Ryan Seacrest Misconduct Claim

E! Investigating Ryan Seacrest Misconduct Claim

Cable channel E! is conducting an internal investigation into an allegation of misconduct against Ryan Seacrest. The allegation stems from an alleged incident reported by a former stylist who worked
Film News Roundup: Palm Springs Festival Honors Sam Rockwell for ‘Three Billboards’

Film News Roundup: Palm Springs Festival Honors Sam Rockwell for ‘Three Billboards’

In today’s film news roundup, Sam Rockwell is honored for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” New Regency buys a hijacking story, and Paramount hires a screenwriter for “Gasp.” FESTIVAL NEWS
Netflix Orders Comedy Series Starring Rev. Run, Wife Justine

Netflix Orders Comedy Series Starring Rev. Run, Wife Justine

Netflix has given a series order to a comedy series starring legendary rapper Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons and his wife Justine, Variety has confirmed. The untitled multi-camera series would follow a
Weinstein Co. Feeling Pressure to Find a Buyer (EXCLUSIVE)

Weinstein Co. Feeling Pressure to Find a Buyer (EXCLUSIVE)

The Weinstein Co. is reviving its attempts to sell itself or the bulk of its film and television assets, Variety has learned. But the clock is ticking. The company was on the verge of bankruptcy last
TV Review: Lifetime’s ‘I Am Elizabeth Smart’

TV Review: Lifetime’s ‘I Am Elizabeth Smart’

“Do you want it to stop?” Elizabeth Smart asks. She is facing the camera directly, making eye contact. We are listening to the sound of her being raped for the first time — in Lifetime’s dramatization
TV News Roundup: ‘Grace and Frankie’ Season 4 Sets Netflix Premiere Date

TV News Roundup: ‘Grace and Frankie’ Season 4 Sets Netflix Premiere Date

In today’s roundup, Netflix announces the premiere date for “Grace and Frankie” Season 4, Comedy Central releases a lineup of stand-up specials, and more. PREMIERE DATES Season 4 of Netflix‘s “Grace
‘Terminator’ Writing Team Adds Billy Ray to Put Final Polish on Script

‘Terminator’ Writing Team Adds Billy Ray to Put Final Polish on Script

After assembling a writer’s room earlier this year to tackle the latest installment in the “Terminator” franchise, Tim Miller and James Cameron have brought on Billy Ray to join the team and give the
‘Girls’ Writer Murray Miller Accused of Sexual Assault by Actress Aurora Perrineau

‘Girls’ Writer Murray Miller Accused of Sexual Assault by Actress Aurora Perrineau

Actress Aurora Perrineau has filed a police report accusing “Girls” writer Murray Miller of sexual assault, which Miller denied in a statement through his attorney on Friday. Deputy Charles Moore of
‘One Tree Hill’ Cast, Crew Detail Assault, Harassment Claims Against Mark Schwahn (EXCLUSIVE)

‘One Tree Hill’ Cast, Crew Detail Assault, Harassment Claims Against Mark Schwahn (EXCLUSIVE)

For six seasons, Hilarie Burton played Peyton Sawyer, the female lead on “One Tree Hill,” a Warner Bros. teen drama created by Mark Schwahn. For the first two seasons, Burton said, she struggled
Josh Hartnett, Margarita Levieva Starring in Thriller ‘Inherit the Viper’

Josh Hartnett, Margarita Levieva Starring in Thriller ‘Inherit the Viper’

Josh Hartnett and Margarita Levieva will star in Barry Films’ crime thriller “Inherit the Viper,” which explores the prescription drug epidemic in West Virginia. Anthony Jerjen is directing from
‘SWAT’ Picked Up for Full Season, ‘9JKL’ Scores Three Additional Episodes at CBS

‘SWAT’ Picked Up for Full Season, ‘9JKL’ Scores Three Additional Episodes at CBS

CBS has given a full season order to freshman drama “SWAT” and given freshman comedy “9JKL” an order for three additional episodes, the network announced Friday. Inspired by the 1970s television
Mahershala Ali to Star in, Executive Produce Crime Thriller ‘Burn’

Mahershala Ali to Star in, Executive Produce Crime Thriller ‘Burn’

Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali is starring in and executive producing a crime thriller movie based on A.J. Wolfe’s upcoming book “Burn.” Anonymous Content has acquired the movie rights with
Autism Looms Larger on TV, but Industry Therapy Coverage Falls Short (Opinion)

Autism Looms Larger on TV, but Industry Therapy Coverage Falls Short (Opinion)

“So, autism. That’s like the Rain Main savant thing, right?” Thanks to television shows such as “Parenthood,” “Atypical,” “The A Word” and “The Good Doctor,” conversations about autism are less likely
HGTV Home Improvement Expert Drew Scott Picks Windsor Square Fixer Upper

HGTV Home Improvement Expert Drew Scott Picks Windsor Square Fixer Upper

Canadian real estate broker and longtime HGTV star Drew Scott, along with his twin brother Jonathan Scott the co-host of the popular series “Property Brothers” and currently a contestant on the 25th
Le Gentil Garcon Brings Classic Hollywood to Hermes for the Holidays

Le Gentil Garcon Brings Classic Hollywood to Hermes for the Holidays

French artist Le Gentil Garcon has designed Hermes’ holiday window installations at its 690 and 691 Madison Avenue boutiques in New York City. His installations were unveiled on Thursday and will
YouTube Terminates Toy Freaks Channel Amid Broader Crackdown on Disturbing Kids’ Content

YouTube Terminates Toy Freaks Channel Amid Broader Crackdown on Disturbing Kids’ Content

YouTube has shut down Toy Freaks, a channel that featured videos of a single dad and his two daughters in odd and upsetting situations. The deletion of Toy Freaks — which had 8.53 million subscribers