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Who's next? Jodie Whittaker to leave 'Doctor Who' in 2022


It’s time for another “Doctor Who” regeneration. The BBC said that star Jodie Whittaker will leave the venerable science fiction series next year, along with showrunner Chris Chibnall. Whittaker will bow out after a new six-episode series later this year and three specials in 2022. The series’ central character is… Read


Amanda Knox accuses Matt Damon's new movie of cashing in on her case


Amanda Knox is complaining angrily that the new Matt Damon movie "Stillwater" -- a drama about a young American jailed in Europe for a killing she insists she did not commit -- cashes in on her own ordeal. Knox and her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted of the 2007 murder… Read


Blues guitar legend Buddy Guy looks back on a special career


Blues guitar legend Buddy Guy has influenced some of the greatest rock guitarists of all time, including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Gary Clark Jr. But the factors that led to his inspiration may not have happened if Guy hadn't taken a stand – literally. “When I came to Chicago,… Read


Ex-AKB48 star Oshima, Japanese actor Hayashi to marry


Yuko Oshima, a former leading member of the popular Japanese all-girl idol group AKB48, and Japanese actor Kento Hayashi are set to marry, the couple said Thursday. "I am happy to be able to make such an announcement and would appreciate it greatly if you were happy (to hear it)… Read


Disney sails into new LGBT waters with 'Jungle Cruise' film


"Jungle Cruise," Disney's new nostalgia-soaked adventure film based on a 1950s theme park ride, has an unexpectedly modern twist -- one of its main characters comes out as gay. A scene in which Jack Whitehall's character discusses his sexuality with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Amazon boat captain, though far from… Read


Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over ‘Black Widow’ release


Scarlett Johansson is suing the Walt Disney Co over its streaming release of “Black Widow,” which she said breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings. In a lawsuit filed Thursday morning in Los Angeles Superior Court, the “Black Widow” star and executive producer said her contract guaranteed an… Read


'Arthur' to end on PBS Kids after 25-season stint

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“Arthur” will soon come to an end. PBS Kids plans to end the long-running children’s series after 25 seasons, said an original developer of the show during a podcast released Wednesday. The final season will air in 2022. Kathy Waugh, who was a guest on the Finding DW podcast, said… Read


Lucasfilm hires YouTube artist behind 'Star Wars' deepfake


A YouTuber famous for making "deepfakes" of scenes from iconic film and television shows including "Star Wars" has landed a job at Lucasfilm after wowing bosses at the Disney-owned company. The digital artist known only as "Shamook" is famous online for using cutting-edge technology to seamlessly map the faces of… Read


ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill dies at age 72


Dusty Hill -- the long-serving bassist of American rock-blues band ZZ Top -- has died at the age of 72, his fellow band members announced on Facebook Wednesday. No cause of death was cited for Hill, who played bass for the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers from Texas for… Read


Dominican music legend Johnny Ventura dies at 81


Legendary Dominican singer and songwriter Johnny Ventura, considered one of the greatest exponents of merengue, has died from a heart attack at the age of 81, health officials said. Winner of six Latin Grammys over a 60-year career, Ventura shot to fame after forming his own merengue and salsa orchestra… Read

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