Colbert, Fallon, Conan team up for comic response to President Trump’s insults

Who says President Donald Trump only divides? On Tuesday, he brought three late-night hosts together for a rare joint response to presidential insults at a South Carolina rally on Monday. Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Conan O’Brien united for a taped segment that, in what may be an unprecedented move, opened both Colbert’s “The Late Show” and Fallon’s “The Tonight Show,” long-running time-slot competitors. “Conan,” O’Brien’s late-night TBS show, didn’t feature an original episode Tuesday. The three teamed up after the president doled out critiques of CBS’ Colbert (“lowlife”), NBC’s Fallon (“lost…

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Mom, 39, channels Whitney Houston in a moving 'America's Got Talent' performance

Taking on a Whitney Houston song is a risky move for any performer, but it paid off Tuesday for “America’s Got Talent” contestant Glennis Grace. The 39-year-old wowed the “AGT” judges and studio audience with a moving rendition of the legendary Houston’s “Run to You.” “Ever since I was a little kid, I knew I was made to sing for lots and lots more people. I’m a bit nervous just to sing for you guys and you,” she said before performing, gesturing to the judges and the audience. Just seconds later, the native of Holland…

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Terry Crews says he was asked to withdraw sexual assault lawsuit to stay in 'Expendables'

Terry Crews says he was asked to withdraw sexual assault lawsuit to stay in ‘Expendables’ In testimony before a U.S. Senate Committe on sexual harassment legislation, actor Terry Crews said a producer said he could continue in the ‘Expendables’ films only if he withdrew a lawsuit against an agent. Actor Terry Crews testified Tuesday before a U.S. Senate committee considering sexual harassment legislation.(Photo: Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP) Terry Crews says a film producer said he could only return to the “Expendables” franchise if he dropped his sexual assault lawsuit against a Hollywood…

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Rejected 'Bad Boys' TV offshoot gets new life on Charter's Spectrum cable system

Gabrielle Union will get to play her ‘Bad Boys II’ character, Syd Burnett, in the new TV drama, ‘L.A.’s Finest.’(Photo: Ilya S. Savenok, Getty Images for Hublot) “L.A.’s Finest,” a “Bad Boys” offshoot and can’t-miss broadcast pilot that ultimately did, got new life Tuesday in a brand new place: Charter Communications’ Spectrum cable system. Charter, which owns Spectrum, announced it had picked up 13 episodes of the one-hour action drama series, which stars Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba, and will make it the first major series for Spectrum Original Content. It’s part…

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Sicario’s Josh Brolin is smiling over his killer summer, even with Avengers’ casualties

Josh Brolin has a quick note about the superhero carnage his “Avengers: Infinity Wars” villain Thanos wrought this summer. To be fair, even Brolin, 50, wasn’t aware of just how bad the death toll would be until he watched the April world premiere with Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and the two discovered the shocking surprise twist —  Thanos’ instant disintegration of major superheroes! — a secret kept under wraps by directors Anthony and Joseph Russo. “I was literally sitting in the theater going, ‘Oh my God. Oh my God. Spider-Man just disintegrated. That’s not OK,’ ” Brolin…

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J.K. Rowling’s detective series C.B. Strike is a tonic for troubled times

This isn’t news, but the news from the U.S. is stressing everyone out. “Should the Red Hen restaurant have kicked out Sarah Huckabee Sanders?” “Does Laura Ingraham really think that all kids who cry on non-Fox news are child actors?” “Why did CNN spell Corey Lewandowski’s sad-trombone sound womp-womp and not wah-wah?” These are the questions hijacking every conversation. Stephen Colbert delivered a monologue on Monday night without a single joke. His tone was light, but his phrases were dead serious: “Humanitarian crisis on the southern border;” “stolen kids”; “Here’s…

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Into the Wild With Kanye West

He is still given to flights of conversational fancy and grandiloquence, but the Kanye of this moment is not the overeager attention seeker of the “College Dropout” era, the difficult esthete who made “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” and proclaimed himself the greatest, nor is he the stern warrior of the “Yeezus” era, prone to interrupting concerts to deliver extemporaneous speeches. He is, comparatively, pragmatic — attuned to his own limitations, mindful of the shifting pecking orders in hip-hop and fashion, interested in coexistence rather than conflict. Over the past…

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‘Luke Cage’ show-runner on its controversial killing: ‘I wanted to kind of do what Hitchcock did with ‘Psycho’

Before Cheo Hodari Coker began plotting Season 2 of Netflix’s “Luke Cage,” he had to address the elephant in the room. Actually, it was more like a snake in the room. A Cottonmouth to be specific. This image released by Netflix shows Mike Colter in a scene from “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” premiering its second season on June 22.  (Myles Aronowitz / The Associated Press) Coker, a director, writer and producer who can frequently be found on social media answering both positive and negative questions and comments from viewers of his works,…

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