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Anthony Ramos, left, and Melissa Barrera in Jon M. Chu???s ???In the Heights," based on Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway musical.

The highs and lows of the new movie musical boom

Anthony Ramos, left, and Melissa Barrera in Jon M. Chu???s ???In the Heights," based on Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway musical.

November 22, 2021, 6:00am Entertainment

It’s a time of plenty for movie musicals, with Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner’s take on “West Side Story,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Tick, Tick ... Boom!” and the anticipated performance of Peter Dinklage in “Cyrano” arriving before the end of the year. Also coming: the animated musicals “Encanto” from Disney and… Read story

Will Smith in "Ali." (Columbia Pictures/Entertainment Pictures)

‘King Richard’ joins biographical sports films genre

Will Smith in "Ali." (Columbia Pictures/Entertainment Pictures)

November 21, 2021, 6:05am Entertainment

Whether they’re skating on a rink in Lake Placid or speeding across a track in Le Mans, sports figures can make for sterling cinema. Read story

Radcliffe, Grint, Watson celebrate ‘Harry Potter’ with reunion

November 21, 2021, 6:02am Entertainment

Bloody hell! Read story

"Little Sister: My Investigation into the Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood" by Lana Wood.

Sister details Natalie Wood’s assault, death

"Little Sister: My Investigation into the Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood" by Lana Wood.

November 21, 2021, 5:35am Entertainment

NEW YORK — For decades, it’s been one of Hollywood’s darkest rumors: A teenaged Natalie Wood was sexually assaulted by a top movie star more than twice her age when she met with him at a hotel in Los Angeles. Read story

Times Square open for NYE bash

November 21, 2021, 5:35am Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Crowds will once again fill New York’s Times Square this New Year’s Eve, with proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for revelers who want to watch the ball drop in person, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. Read story

From left, Demi Singleton, Serena Williams, Will Smith, Venus Williams, Saniyya Sidney, and Jon Bernthal arrive at the premiere of "King Richard" during the American Film Fest at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) (Warner Bros.

For Will Smith, break point leads to ‘King Richard’

From left, Demi Singleton, Serena Williams, Will Smith, Venus Williams, Saniyya Sidney, and Jon Bernthal arrive at the premiere of "King Richard" during the American Film Fest at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) (Warner Bros.

November 19, 2021, 6:07am Entertainment

Will Smith — hugely successful, immensely popular, indefatigably sunny — wouldn’t seem an obvious candidate for a midlife crisis. Read story

Ernie, a muppet from "Sesame Street," appears Nov. 1 with new character Ji-Young, the first Asian American muppet, on the set of the long-running children's program in New York.

‘Sesame Street’ debuts first Asian-American muppet

Ernie, a muppet from "Sesame Street," appears Nov. 1 with new character Ji-Young, the first Asian American muppet, on the set of the long-running children's program in New York.

November 19, 2021, 6:05am Entertainment

What’s in a name? Well, for Ji-Young, the newest muppet resident of “Sesame Street,” her name is a sign she was meant to live there. Read story

From left, cast members Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "Red Notice" at L.A. Live on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.

‘Squid Game’ top Netflix list

From left, cast members Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "Red Notice" at L.A. Live on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.

November 19, 2021, 6:02am Entertainment

NEW YORK — Netflix on Tuesday rolled out a new website that measures its most-viewed films and series by the number of hours users spend watching them. The results? People are watching “Squid Game” and the new action-adventure film “Red Notice” maybe even more than you would have guessed. Read story

‘Party Down’ set for six-episode revival

November 19, 2021, 6:00am Entertainment

“Party Down,” the cult favorite comedy show about a catering team in Los Angeles, has officially been greenlit for a six-episode revival at Starz, the network announced Tuesday. Read story

From left, Moe Tucker, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Lou Reed from archival photography from "The Velvet Underground," now streaming on Apple TV+.

Music documentaries rock on

From left, Moe Tucker, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Lou Reed from archival photography from "The Velvet Underground," now streaming on Apple TV+.

November 19, 2021, 5:56am Entertainment

This fall promises an embarrassment of riches of streaming music documentaries. From some of the biggest bands and albums of all time, to more niche interests, there’s a wealth of material coming to streaming services this November and December. Read story