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Rose McGowan: Weinstein legal action costing her house

PASADENA, Calif. — Rose McGowan, refusing to mention Harvey Weinstein by name, said unspecified legal action by the man she instead calls “the monster” is forcing her to sell her house to fight him. The actress-turned-activist spoke to TV critics Tuesday about her upcoming documentary series “Citizen Rose” and what she called her global struggle …

‘Werewolf’ wins $100,000 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award

TORONTO — “Werewolf,” a film about a homeless Cape Breton couple struggling with methadone addiction, is the winner of Rogers Best Canadian Film Award. The $100,000 award was presented to Canadian director Ashley McKenzie at a Toronto Film Critics Association gala on Tuesday night. Also nominated were Kevan Funk for “Hello Destroyer” and Joyce Wong …

Gwyneth Paltrow announces engagement on Goop magazine cover

LOS ANGELES — Gwyneth Paltrow is engaged to television writer-producer Brad Falchuk. The 45-year-old actress and lifestyle guru announced the engagement Monday morning with an Instagram preview of them embracing in a black and white photo on the cover of Goop magazine. She used a diamond ring emoji as the caption. Falchuk co-created the television …

Canadian television actor Donnelly Rhodes dies at age 80

MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. — Actor Donnelly Rhodes, best-known in Canada for his roles in “Sidestreet” and “Da Vinci’s Inquest,” died Monday of cancer. He was 80. A news release from the talent agency Northern Exposure says Rhodes died at the Baillie House Hospice in Maple Ridge, B.C. The Winnipeg-born actor received numerous accolades, including a …

Warriors Steve Kerr: LaVar Ball ‘the Kardashian of the NBA’

OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State coach Steve Kerr called LaVar Ball “the Kardashian of the NBA” on Monday night, and said he thinks the father of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball has zero credibility. Disgusted, Kerr made his remarks before the Warriors’ game against Denver. He was asked about LaVar Ball after the demonstrative dad told …

Roseanne Barr: Her TV character’s a Trump fan, as should be

PASADENA, Calif. — Roseanne Barr said her character’s support for President Donald Trump in the revived sitcom “Roseanne” is a reflection of her own views and also true to the show’s roots. The sitcom brings the Conner family and the life of the country up to date when it debuts March 27 on ABC. “I’ve …

‘American Idol’ says it wants to get back to making stars

PASADENA, Calif. — “American Idol” wants to get back in the business of making stars. The longtime talent show, which is being revived by ABC starting on March 11, faded in ratings and cultural significance over its last seasons on Fox before ending in 2016. The memorable talents boosted by the show — Kelly Clarkson, …

Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech sparks talk of 2020 campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa — Oprah Winfrey’s impassioned call for “a brighter morning even in our darkest nights” at the Golden Globes has Democratic Party activists buzzing about the media superstar and the 2020 presidential race — even if it’s only a fantasy. Even so, for Democrats in early voting states, and perhaps for a public …

Tavis Smiley announces deal for new show

PASADENA, Calif. — Less than a month after PBS dropped Tavis Smiley’s talk show after reported inappropriate relationships with subordinates, Smiley announced a deal Monday to go back to work with a new series about inspirational stories. His series, “The Upside with Tavis Smiley,” will be streamed online and shown on The Word Network, a …

Oprah’s barnstormer tops Golden Globes most notable

What president? A year after politics — and the newly elected occupant of the White House — dominated the conversation and tone of the Golden Globes, there was barely a mention of such things at Sunday’s ceremony. This year, it was all gender politics, and of course the #MeToo movement that has engulfed Hollywood and …

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