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In November 2018, the Camp Fire tore through Paradise, California, killing more than 80 residents, destroying tens of thousands of structures, and causing tens of billions of dollars…

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Playwright and showrunner Katori Hall joins Elvis Mitchell this week on ‘The Treatment.’

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Talk show host Ellen Degeneres built her brand around her warm and sunny persona.

Allegations of sexual harassment and assault threaten to topple Ellen Degeneres and her show

Talk show host Ellen Degeneres built her brand around her warm and sunny persona.

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Music magazine Creem was a tastemaker for rock and roll during the 1970s. The publication built that reputation because it wasn't afraid to go after some of rock's sacred cows.

'Creem': New documentary about the 1970s rock and roll magazine

Music magazine Creem was a tastemaker for rock and roll during the 1970s. The publication built that reputation because it wasn't afraid to go after some of rock's sacred cows.

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Nominations for the 2020 Emmys have been released, and the field is wider than ever, with up to eight nominations in the comedy and drama categories.   
 HBO’s “Watchmen” tops the…

Damon Lindelof’s ‘Watchmen’ nets 26 Emmys nominations

Nominations for the 2020 Emmys have been released, and the field is wider than ever, with up to eight nominations in the comedy and drama categories.  HBO’s “Watchmen” tops the…

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For the last several months, movie theaters and studios have been struggling to make up for lost revenue.

Hollywood news banter: NBCUniversal and AMC strike historic deal

For the last several months, movie theaters and studios have been struggling to make up for lost revenue.

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Ron Howard's "Rebuilding Paradise," a fine National Geographic documentary, reconstructs the 2018 wildfire that destroyed the town of Paradise in the foothills of Northern California.

Rising from real ashes

Ron Howard's "Rebuilding Paradise," a fine National Geographic documentary, reconstructs the 2018 wildfire that destroyed the town of Paradise in the foothills of Northern California.

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Critics review “   The Fight   ,” a documentary that follows four of the nearly 200 cases the ACLU has brought against President Donald Trump; “   Summerland   ,” about a writer who’s…

Beyonce’s ‘Black Is King’ celebrates Black culture worldwide and is stunning, says critic

Critics review “ The Fight ,” a documentary that follows four of the nearly 200 cases the ACLU has brought against President Donald Trump; “ Summerland ,” about a writer who’s…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

AMC struck a deal with NBCUniversal to allow the studio’s movies to come to video on-demand services 17 days after their theatrical releases.

AMC’s deal with NBCUniversal could bring new movies to viewers’ homes in 17 days

AMC struck a deal with NBCUniversal to allow the studio’s movies to come to video on-demand services 17 days after their theatrical releases.

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Stephen Root: ‘Perry Mason’

Stephen Root: ‘Perry Mason’

Stephen Root: ‘Perry Mason’

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The Emmy nominations are out today. Twenty-six nominations go to HBO’s superhero limited series “Watchmen,” starring Regina King and Jeremy Irons.

Emmy nominations 2020: Surprises, snubs, possible winners

The Emmy nominations are out today. Twenty-six nominations go to HBO’s superhero limited series “Watchmen,” starring Regina King and Jeremy Irons.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday the nominations for the 2020 Emmy Awards.

2020 Emmy nominations full list: The wins, upsets, and history-making moments

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday the nominations for the 2020 Emmy Awards.

Hollywood has had its share of challenges this year as the entertainment industry grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to watch the 2020 Emmy Award nominations

Hollywood has had its share of challenges this year as the entertainment industry grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic.

HBO’s new streaming service, HBO Max, added 4 million subscribers last quarter.

Hollywood news banter: HBO Max launch disappoints

HBO’s new streaming service, HBO Max, added 4 million subscribers last quarter.

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“The Old Guard,” directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, is one of the biggest hit films of summer 2020.

Netflix’s ‘The Old Guard’ is a smash hit for director Gina Prince-Bythewood

“The Old Guard,” directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, is one of the biggest hit films of summer 2020.

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"Radioactivity," a biopic that starts to be about Marie Curie, can't resist a cause-and-effect survey of radiation that extends as far afield as  Hiroshima, the Nevada Proving Ground…

When the Nucleus Won't Hold

"Radioactivity," a biopic that starts to be about Marie Curie, can't resist a cause-and-effect survey of radiation that extends as far afield as  Hiroshima, the Nevada Proving Ground…

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Critics review “The Rental,” a thriller about two couples who rent an oceanside vacation home, but then their weekend getaway goes awry; “Radioactive,” a biopic starring Rosamund Pike…

Marie Curie biopic ‘Radioactive’ is dazzling, says critic

Critics review “The Rental,” a thriller about two couples who rent an oceanside vacation home, but then their weekend getaway goes awry; “Radioactive,” a biopic starring Rosamund Pike…

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The war in Afghanistan has been going on for nearly 19 years. The soldiers who were initially deployed have children who can now be sent there too.

‘Father Soldier Son’ documentary follows an Afghan war soldier and his family for 10 years

The war in Afghanistan has been going on for nearly 19 years. The soldiers who were initially deployed have children who can now be sent there too.

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The Washington Nationals are playing the New York Yankees on Thursday night — in an empty stadium.Fox Sports is using computer animation to add “virtual fans” to the broadcast.

Fox Sports debuts ‘virtual fans’ for MLB live broadcast

The Washington Nationals are playing the New York Yankees on Thursday night — in an empty stadium.Fox Sports is using computer animation to add “virtual fans” to the broadcast.

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What do Earth, Wind & Fire and Michael Bublé have in common? Mega music producer David Foster.

Barry Avrich: 'David Foster: Off the Record'

What do Earth, Wind & Fire and Michael Bublé have in common? Mega music producer David Foster.

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