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Jul 9, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
How the last 10 episodes of #Atypical cement its legacy as one of the best series to deal with autism and its butterfly effect on family, friends and loved ones: latimes.com/entertainment-… “The beauty, heart and wit of the show has always been centered in how deeply it mines Sam’s unique challenges, as well as those of his family, as they navigate life on the spectrum together.” latimes.com/entertainment-…
Jul 8, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
Excitement quickly turned to hurt when Laci Mosley became the target of racist viewers shortly after the announcement of her casting in the iCarly revival this spring. latimes.com/entertainment-… Mosley was inundated by racist messages on social media from toxic viewers. latimes.com/entertainment-…
Jul 8, 2021 7 tweets 4 min read
Catching up on #Loki? @tracybrown explains each episode.

To avoid spoilers, read each explainer after you’ve watched. latimes.com/entertainment-… Here’s the backstory behind the new characters and organizations introduced in the first episode of #Loki latimes.com/entertainment-…
Jul 7, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
A week after his conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault was overturned, Bill Cosby wants to get back to performing — and more.

What his publicist told The Times: latimes.com/entertainment-… Plans are in the works to get Cosby back on stage in the U.S., Canada and London. Why his team says they’re “not very concerned about hecklers”

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Jul 6, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
We’re only one week away from the #Emmys nominations! Here's a closer look at our coverage on key contenders and predictions so far…
latimes.com/entertainment-… Some serious accommodation needs to be made for TV's most prestigious space. @GlennWhipp explains:
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Jul 6, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Quentin Tarantino dropped some news for L.A. moviegoers in “Armchair Expert With Dax Shepard."

He bought the beloved Vista Theatre in Los Feliz, adding to his portfolio of local venues. latimes.com/entertainment-… The Vista has been owned by Lance Alspaugh since 1997.

@IndieFocus spoke to Alspaugh about the sale to Tarantino⬇️ latimes.com/entertainment-…
Apr 9, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
Here's the story of ‘the most famous argument’ in reality-TV history.

Via @MeredithBlake latimes.com/entertainment-… In 1992, during the first season of “The Real World," cast members Kevin Powell and Julie Gentry got into a heated argument about racism and white privilege.

It became an iconic moment. Here's why latimes.com/entertainment-…
Apr 9, 2021 6 tweets 4 min read
The show @WynonnaEarp was meaningful for the representation of queer women on TV.

@tracycbrown explains
latimes.com/entertainment-… Even in the context of TV’s long history of offing LGBTQ characters, the numbers were grim: according to a 2016 tally by @glaad, more than 25 queer women died on scripted TV and streaming shows in that year alone.
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Apr 9, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
“Straight out of a Black Mirror episode."

After receiving heavy criticism, an app has canceled plans for a new feature based on George Floyd.

Here's what went down: latimes.com/entertainment-… A press release from the augmented-reality app CrimeDoor said it was inviting users to experience the “iconic final moments” of Floyd and other prominent figures. latimes.com/entertainment-…
Apr 8, 2021 9 tweets 4 min read
Khloé Kardashian has responded to the whole controversy around a photo floating around her on social media
latimes.com/entertainment-… After frantically trying to get the unfiltered photo of herself taken down online, Kardashian posted a video of herself along with a message:
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Apr 8, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
Amanda Gorman discussed appearing during the Super Bowl despite criticisms the NFL has faced over its handling of race latimes.com/entertainment-… Shortly after the Biden-Harris inauguration, Gorman was invited to write and recite an original poem for the event.

“It’s always complicated," she said. “I said yes, not even for the money." latimes.com/entertainment-…
Apr 8, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
Benson (@Mariska Hargitay) and Stabler (@Chris_Meloni) are a compelling duo.

Here's the secret to their criminally great chemistry latimes.com/entertainment-… "Meloni and Hargitay had a glorious energy: a will-they/won’t-they scenario complicated by a million tiny, beautiful, human clashes," Carmen Maria Machado writes. latimes.com/entertainment-…
Apr 7, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
DMX’s manager gave a new update on the rapper's health: latimes.com/entertainment-… After suffering a heart attack last week, DMX remains hospitalized and in a coma in New York.

According to the musician’s manager, DMX is set to undergo tests Wednesday to determine the functionality of his brain. latimes.com/entertainment-…
Apr 7, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
Vaccine passports have been a controversial topic.

Here's Trevor Noah's take: latimes.com/entertainment-… “First of all, this is not ‘the end of human liberty in the West,’” Noah said, quoting one vaccine passport skeptic verbatim. “That happened in 2001, when they shut down [free music site] Napster." latimes.com/entertainment-…
Apr 7, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
Sharon Osbourne has revealed text messages she sent to Sheryl Underwood after the tense moment on "The Talk" latimes.com/entertainment-… “Sheryl, My heart is heavy and I’m deeply saddened by the events that transpired on Wednesday. I don’t want to lose my true friend over this," Osbourne wrote.
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Apr 6, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
A segment about dancing on "The Tonight Show" (@FallonTonight) sparked a backlash.

But host Jimmy Fallon addressed it in a beautiful way: latimes.com/entertainment-… A week after his now-infamous dance medley with social media star Addison Rae, Fallon invited the choreographers who came up with the moves to perform latimes.com/entertainment-…
Apr 6, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
Singer and actress Cher apologized this weekend for a controversial statement she made about the late George Floyd. latimes.com/entertainment-… The “Believe” hitmaker walked back a social post suggesting that she could have prevented the killing of Floyd, who died in police custody after former officer Derek Chauvin pinned his knee on Floyd’s neck latimes.com/entertainment-…
Mar 27, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
Sharon Osbourne is leaving "The Talk," CBS announced Friday afternoon.

Here's what the network said in a statement latimes.com/entertainment-… CBS addressed the tense conversation that sparked controversy:

“The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home,” the network said (con't)

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Mar 26, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Here's how stars of the beloved sitcom #ArrestedDevelopment remembered Jessica Walter, aka “Mama Bluth” latimes.com/entertainment-… Will Arnett shared a beautiful story about her.

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Mar 25, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
Chrissy Teigen has talked more about her decision to leave Twitter. latimes.com/entertainment-… Teigen announced Wednesday to 13M+ followers that she was done tweeting.

"The platform no longer serves me as positively as it does negatively, so with that I bid you adieu," she wrote in a new update Thursday.
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Mar 24, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
Popular YouTube star David Dobrik is facing a controversy over allegations against one of his former collaborators.

We explain in this thread. (Warning: This story discusses sexual assault) latimes.com/entertainment-… Dobrik's former collaborator Durte Dom (whose real name is Dominykas Zeglaitis), was recently accused of raping a woman while filming a 2018 video.

We explain the video (that has since been taken down) and her allegations: latimes.com/entertainment-…