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The Fortnite Batman crossover is here

The Fortnite Batman crossover is here

Fortnite’s Batman crossover offering is officially out, just in time for Batman Day. The massively popular online video game has released a Batman collaboration in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Dark Knight’s debut in DC Comics. For players, the collaboration, dubbed “Fortnite X Batman,” means new Batman-themed goodies like skins and weapons, as…MORE

Taylor Swift cancels Melbourne Cup performance after animal rights activists protested

Taylor Swift cancels Melbourne Cup performance after animal rights activists protested

Taylor Swift has canceled a scheduled performance at Australia’s Melbourne Cup, after animal rights activists campaigned against her appearance at the horse racing event. The Victoria Racing Club, which hosts the Melbourne Cup, announced earlier in September that Swift would headline Melbourne Cup Day on November 5. In an online statement Saturday, however, the club…MORE

Barron Hilton, whose empire included hotels and an NFL team, dies at 91

Barron Hilton, whose empire included hotels and an NFL team, dies at 91

Famous hotelier and philanthropist Barron Hilton died this week at his home in Los Angeles. He was 91 and died of natural causes Thursday, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation said. His son, Steven M. Hilton, who serves as chairman of the board at the Hilton Foundation, said the family is mourning the loss of a…MORE

Why ‘cancel culture’ doesn’t always work

Why ‘cancel culture’ doesn’t always work

Name a celebrity who has ever said or done anything remotely controversial — they’ve probably been canceled. It’s a growing phenomenon that’s left almost no one unscathed, from comedians and actors to musicians and TV hosts. Some people rail against this “cancel culture” while others say it’s necessary. And a lot of people just have…MORE

Three decades later, Jimmy Smits is back in the TV courtroom

Three decades later, Jimmy Smits is back in the TV courtroom

It was 33 years ago that television audiences were introduced to Jimmy Smits in his groundbreaking, star-making role as the passionate, principled public defender-turned-top-dollar defense attorney Victor Sifuentes on “L.A. Law,” one of the first highly visible, uber-successful and multidimensional Latino faces to regularly grace the small screen. Today, Smits’ new series “Bluff City Law”…MORE

The women behind ‘Rambo: Last Blood’

The women behind ‘Rambo: Last Blood’

When Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman, CEO and Founders of Campbell Grobman Films, visited the set of “Rambo: Last Blood,” they found “Rambo” himself, Sylvester Stallone, hauling around lighting equipment to change the mood of one particular scene. Then he went off to completely rewrite another scene, returning 20 minutes later ready to shoot it.…MORE

Suzanne Whang, ‘House Hunters’ host, dies at 56

Suzanne Whang, ‘House Hunters’ host, dies at 56

Suzanne Whang, who viewers came to love as the voice and face of “House Hunters” for nearly a decade, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer, according to her agent. She was 56. “She was an amazing brilliant light and will be missed,” her agent, Eddie Culbertson, told CNN on Friday. “We were together…MORE

Emmy predictions: Big names, nostalgia and low ratings

Emmy predictions: Big names, nostalgia and low ratings

The Emmy Awards will likely feature plenty of big names and nostalgia. But the safest bet in handicapping the night might be that no matter who wins in key categories, there will be fewer viewers watching, perhaps than ever before. Like the Oscars and other major award shows, tune-in for the Emmys has been fairly…MORE

‘Between Two Ferns’ plants lots of laughs in Netflix movie

‘Between Two Ferns’ plants lots of laughs in Netflix movie

“Between Two Ferns: The Movie” is perhaps inevitably best consumed in bite-sized bits, bringing back Zach Galifianakis from his popular web series as the worst (or depending on one’s point of view, best) celebrity interviewer ever. The movie’s conceit is hit-miss, but when it works — yielding deadpan insults and pained expressions — there are…MORE

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