Female Asian and Pacific Islander characters are still objectified in films, a new report finds
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Female Asian and Pacific Islander characters are still objectified in films, a new report finds

From “Full Metal Jacket” in the ’80s to “Mean Girls” in the ’00s, Asian and Pacific Islander women have historically been exoticized and hypersexualized in Hollywood — and the problem lingers today. Female Asian and Pacific Islander characters are more likely than female characters of any other race to be objectified on screen, according to…More

Ellen Burstyn set to return to ‘Law & Order’

Ellen Burstyn set to return to ‘Law & Order’

Ellen Burstyn is set to guest star in the upcoming season of “Law & Order: Organized Crime” on NBC. The actress will reprise her role as Bernadette Stabler, the widow of Joseph Stabler and mother of Detective Elliot Stabler, played by Christopher Meloni. Burstyn won an Emmy for the role in in 2009 for outstanding…More

Attorney for Britney Spears requests earlier court date to remove her father as co-conservator
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Attorney for Britney Spears requests earlier court date to remove her father as co-conservator

An attorney for Britney Spears has filed a petition requesting the judge in her conservatorship case move up a hearing to determine immediately whether Jamie Spears will be removed as the co-conservator of his daughter’s estate, according to court documents obtained by CNN on Thursday. The next hearing is currently set for September 29 but…More

‘Free Guy’ lets Ryan Reynolds run up the score in a video-game action comedy
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‘Free Guy’ lets Ryan Reynolds run up the score in a video-game action comedy

“Free Guy” is a cleverly programmed wedding of star (Ryan Reynolds) and subject matter, in a movie that’s silly, handsome-looking and a great deal of fun, in roughly inverse proportion to how much one sweats the details. Traveling inside videogames doesn’t always end well cinematically, but this “Guy” braves that familiar scenario and comes out…More

Val Kilmer’s kids talk new documentary and his cancer recovery
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Val Kilmer’s kids talk new documentary and his cancer recovery

Val Kilmer’s children say their father is continuing to recuperate from throat cancer. Mercedes and Jack Kilmer, the actor’s daughter and son, talked to “Entertainment Tonight” recently about their father’s new documentary, “Val,” which debuts Friday on Amazon Prime. Mercedes Kilmer said their dad is “doing really well” these days since being diagnosed years ago…More

‘Vivo’ gets Lin-Manuel Miranda animated again in a sweet if slight adventure
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‘Vivo’ gets Lin-Manuel Miranda animated again in a sweet if slight adventure

After putting the wind in “Moana‘s” sails with his music and lyrics, Lin-Manuel Miranda brings his stage-honed chops to another animated movie in “Vivo,” a sweet if slight love story built around an inordinately resourceful kinkajou. Premiering on Netflix, Miranda’s songs elevate a small-boned effort — call it cute, without that being pejorative — with…More

‘The Suicide Squad’ lets James Gunn take another shot at DC’s team of supervillains
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‘The Suicide Squad’ lets James Gunn take another shot at DC’s team of supervillains

“The Suicide Squad” is a rather ironic title for a do-over, but that’s what DC and Warner Bros. have essentially done, taking another stab at the team of supervillains five years after a prior effort. On the plus side, writer-director James Gunn’s movie is superior to its predecessor on most every level. Balancing that, the…More

Selena Gomez responds to ‘tasteless’ organ transplant joke on TV show ‘The Good Fight’
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Selena Gomez responds to ‘tasteless’ organ transplant joke on TV show ‘The Good Fight’

Selena Gomez is responding to a joke about her kidney transplant on the television show, “The Good Fight.” Gomez tweeted, “I am not sure how writing jokes about organ transplants for television shows has become a thing but sadly it has apparently. I hope in the next writer’s room when one of these tasteless jokes…More

Jennifer Aniston on vaccines: ‘A lot of opinions don’t feel based in anything except fear’
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Jennifer Aniston on vaccines: ‘A lot of opinions don’t feel based in anything except fear’

Jennifer Aniston keeps her people close but her vaccinated people closer. In a new interview with In Style, the actress admitted she’s been strict about keeping vaccinated company in her circle, noting in the process that there’s a “large group of people” who “just don’t listen to the facts.” “It’s a real shame. I’ve just…More

Kathy Griffin shares post-surgery update
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Kathy Griffin shares post-surgery update

Kathy Griffin shared an update on her health Tuesday. A day after going public with her lung cancer diagnosis and plans to have surgery, Griffin posted on her official Instagram account about where she is now. “Wow! I’m so grateful for all the love you guys are sending me,” Griffin wrote in the caption. “Surgery…More

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