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‘Star Wars: Visions’ brings George Lucas’ galaxy full circle in striking anime shorts
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‘Star Wars: Visions’ brings George Lucas’ galaxy full circle in striking anime shorts

George Lucas freely discussed how director Akira Kurosawa’s 1958 samurai classic “The Hidden Fortress” served as inspiration for “Star Wars,” so seeing Japanese anime turned loose on the franchise nicely brings the relationship full circle. “Star Wars: Visions” consists of nine stand-alone shorts, with the best providing a fascinating wedding of that far-away galaxy to…MORE

‘The Many Saints of Newark’ is more than a ‘Sopranos’ origin story
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‘The Many Saints of Newark’ is more than a ‘Sopranos’ origin story

Fourteen years after “The Sopranos” ended in much-debated fashion, “The Many Saints of Newark” reopens that universe, wisely going back decades before those events. Yet what sounds like a Tony Soprano origin story really focuses on other characters, in a richly detailed movie filled with enough new material and callbacks to accommodate a limited series,…MORE

Jeannie Mai and husband Jeezy are expecting first child
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Jeannie Mai and husband Jeezy are expecting first child

After months of concealing her blossoming belly, Jeannie Mai Jenkins revealed Monday that she and her rapper husband Jeezy are expecting their first child together. “The Real” co-host shared the news on Monday’s episode of her show. “I can definitely say that our Real fam is growing,” she said. “It’s been really hard to keep…MORE

Tobias Menzies dedicates Emmy win to Michael K. Williams
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Tobias Menzies dedicates Emmy win to Michael K. Williams

Many were hoping Michael K. Williams would score a posthumous Emmy and the man who won the award in the category he was nominated has paid tribute to him. Tobias Menzies won the outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for his role in “The Crown.” And while he wasn’t present for the awards ceremony,…MORE

‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 30 premieres
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‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 30 premieres

“Dancing with the Stars” 30th season premiered on Monday night, with a same-sex dancing team and one contestant who upset some viewers just by being there. Contestant Olivia Jade Giannulli (Olivia Jade) is under scrutiny because her parents, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, served time in prison for the college admissions scandal that exploded in…MORE

Baltimore Ravens honor Michael K. Williams with his whistle from ‘The Wire’

Baltimore Ravens honor Michael K. Williams with his whistle from ‘The Wire’

A whistled rendition of “The Farmer in the Dell” rang through M&T Bank Stadium ahead of the Baltimore Ravens’ victory on Sunday, honoring an iconic Baltimore character and the late actor who brought him to life. The tune was an homage to Michael K. Williams, who starred in the Baltimore-set series “The Wire” as Omar…MORE

Elizabeth Olsen’s Emmy dress was designed by her sisters
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Elizabeth Olsen’s Emmy dress was designed by her sisters

Elizabeth Olsen’s Emmy Awards dress was designed by her sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The “WandaVision” actress wore a cream-colored dress from the Olsen’s line The Row, launched in 2006. She topped the gown with Chopard earrings and Stuart Weitzman shoes. Olsen’s stylist Elizabeth Stewart revealed the designers were behind the dress on Instagram. “#SisterLove,”…MORE

#EmmysSoWhite … again
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#EmmysSoWhite … again

There was more diversity in the Emmys presenters Sunday night than there was in the actual winners — and people have feelings about that. #EmmysSoWhite trended on Twitter after not a single actor of color won in the acting categories despite a record number of diverse nominees this year. Strong contenders — including the late…MORE

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