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Jaafar Jackson appears during the "Living with The Jacksons" panel at the Reelz Channel 2014 Summer TCA in Beverly Hills, Calif., on July 12, 2014, left, and Michael Jackson appears at the American Cinema Award gala in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 9, 1987. Michael Jackson's 26-year-old nephew, Jaafar, will play the King of Pop in a planned biopic to be directed by Antoine Fuqua.

Michael Jackson’s nephew to star in King of Pop biopic

Jaafar Jackson appears during the "Living with The Jacksons" panel at the Reelz Channel 2014 Summer TCA in Beverly Hills, Calif., on July 12, 2014, left, and Michael Jackson appears at the American Cinema Award gala in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 9, 1987. Michael Jackson's 26-year-old nephew, Jaafar, will play the King of Pop in a planned biopic to be directed by Antoine Fuqua.

January 30, 2023, 3:07pm Entertainment

Michael Jackson’s 26-year-old nephew, Jaafar Jackson, will play the King of Pop in the planned biopic “Michael” to be directed by Antoine Fuqua. Read story

FILE - Trevor Noah appears at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on March 14, 2021. Noah is hosting the Grammy Awards for a third-straight year.

Trevor Noah returns as Grammy host with comfort, nervousness

FILE - Trevor Noah appears at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on March 14, 2021. Noah is hosting the Grammy Awards for a third-straight year.

January 30, 2023, 8:46am Entertainment

Trevor Noah feels more comfortable hosting the Grammy Awards for a third-straight year, but the former “The Daily Show” host still has some nervousness about leading the ceremony with big-time acts like Beyoncé, Adele and Harry Styles looking on. Read story

Michael Shannon attends Showtime's "George & Tammy" premiere event at Goya Studios on Nov. 21, 2022, in Los Angeles.

Actor Michael Shannon says the ‘Rust’ fiasco is about more than gun safety — ‘this is what comes of making a movie on the cheap’

Michael Shannon attends Showtime's "George & Tammy" premiere event at Goya Studios on Nov. 21, 2022, in Los Angeles.

January 30, 2023, 6:05am Entertainment

In October 2021, when “Rust” star and producer Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins with a pistol containing live ammunition that should not have been on a movie set, a lot of actors nowhere near that incident in New Mexico thought a lot of things. Read story

Director Chloe Domont poses for a portrait to promote the film "Fair Play" at the Latinx House during the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, in Park City, Utah.

Director Chloe Domont’s new thriller takes on the male ego. She hopes it starts fights in the parking lot

Director Chloe Domont poses for a portrait to promote the film "Fair Play" at the Latinx House during the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, in Park City, Utah.

January 30, 2023, 6:02am Entertainment

One sub-theme seen at this year’s Sundance Film Festival has been piercing examinations of the dynamics between men and women. Susanna Fogel’s “Cat Person” is an adaptation of Kristen Roupenian’s New Yorker short story on differing perspectives on a date gone wrong. Nicole Newnham’s documentary “The Disappearance of Shere Hite”… Read story

This combination of images shows Oscar nominees for best actress, from left, Cate Blanchett in "T??r," Ana de Armas in "Blonde," Andrea Riseborough in "To Leslie," Michelle Williams in "The Fabelmans," and Michelle Yeoh in "Everything Everywhere All at Once." (Focus Features/Netflix/Momentum Pictures/Universal/A24 via AP)
A scene from Season 1 of "Squid Game" on Netflix.

Netflix’s real-life ‘Squid Game’ players face frigid temps

A scene from Season 1 of "Squid Game" on Netflix.

January 30, 2023, 6:01am Entertainment

Contestants vying for a hefty cash prize in Netflix’s real-life version of its 2021 hit “Squid Game” were faced with a cold reality while filming the new series in England. Read story

Students select lunch items at Garfield High School on Sept. 23, 2022, in Los Angeles.

How school lunch is made. It’s more complicated than you think

Students select lunch items at Garfield High School on Sept. 23, 2022, in Los Angeles.

January 30, 2023, 6:00am Food

At precisely 11:35 a.m. on a recent Friday, hundreds of kids with backpacks slung over their shoulders file through the blue and red doors of the Garfield High School lunchroom in East Los Angeles. Many carry books, folders and brightly colored notebooks. Some chat enthusiastically as they dig their hands… Read story

Shoppers roam University Mall in Tampa on Dec. 21, 2022.

Scenes from a ‘dead mall,’ alive with nostalgia

Shoppers roam University Mall in Tampa on Dec. 21, 2022.

January 30, 2023, 6:00am Business

Like an archeologist identifying traces of the past, Tyler Gantert strolled the tiled corridors of University Mall in Tampa, filming as he passed dormant storefronts with rolled-down cages and dusty potted plants. Read story

Lessons learned from a heat pump water heater home installation

January 30, 2023, 6:00am Life

A few weeks ago, I had just finished writing my last story of 2022 — about how aging gas water heaters are prone to sudden failure, so don’t wait to upgrade to an electric heat pump model — when I heard the sound of a waterfall cascading through my Berkeley,… Read story

Old growth Douglas fir trees stand along the Salmon River Trail on the Mt. Hood National Forest outside Zigzag, Ore., on June 25, 2004. A new study from Oregon State University researchers finds that humidity, rather than rainfall, plays a key role in the health — or death — of Northwest trees, including Douglas fir.

Study: Humidity, not rain, bigger problem for trees

Old growth Douglas fir trees stand along the Salmon River Trail on the Mt. Hood National Forest outside Zigzag, Ore., on June 25, 2004. A new study from Oregon State University researchers finds that humidity, rather than rainfall, plays a key role in the health — or death — of Northwest trees, including Douglas fir.

January 30, 2023, 6:00am Latest News

From “Firmageddon” to western redcedars, drought has been implicated in the death of multiple tree species across the Pacific Northwest. Yet, how exactly drought is stressing and killing the region’s trees has remained something of a scientific mystery. Read story