It was a tale as old as time at Friday’s box office, as Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” once again climbed into the top spot.

The live-action remake of the animated classic starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens grossed $23.9 million, bringing its cumulative box office to over $300 million and putting…

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Call it a joyous homecoming. The national tour of Broadway’s “An American in Paris” has opened at the Hollywood Pantages, returning the story, characters and George Gershwin music to the theater where the 1951 film version won the Oscar for best picture. The stage show runs for three weeks here…

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The lovebirds were all smiles while cheering on the Milwaukee Bucks courtside!

‘Bachelor’ Star Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi Return to His Hometown for Date Night During Break From ‘DWTS’

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Justice League, Ben Affleck, Ezra MillerFinally, someone had to say it.
In the first full-length trailer for Justice League, Ezra Miller’s The Flash asks Ben Affleck’s Batman point-blank what his superpower…

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Justice League Trailer Speaks the Cold, Hard Truth About Batman

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Terrence HowardTerrence Howard is speaking out about domestic violence and past accusations made against him.
The Empire star went on a Twitter rant about the topic early Saturday morning–two months…

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Ghouls, headless horsemen, werewolves and monsters in all stages of reanimation recently lost a key patron. On March 19, Liz Wrightson confirmed that her husband, Bernie, beloved artist and creator of many things that go bump in the night, had died at 68 after a long battle with brain cancer. “Creepy…

How Bernie Wrightson uncovered the soul of the monster in his work

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Can new jokes and three new DC superheroes make audiences fall in love with the new “Justice League” movie? Warner Bros. certainly hopes so. Check out the brand new hyper-styled and action-packed new trailer for the all-star superhero team-up.

Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Batman (Ben Affleck), Aquaman…

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New ‘Justice League’ trailer brings Batman a bit of self-awareness

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Gosselin is getting ready for his big night.

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EXCLUSIVE: Jon Gosselin Confirms He’s Performing as a Stripper in New Jersey, Calls It ‘a Blessing’

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Jennifer Lopez, Alex RodriguezNow, this is a story all about how J.Lo brought her Fresh Prince to Bel-Air!
Jennifer Lopez and new beau Alex Rodriguez have officially taken their romance coast-to-coast. The two were…

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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Take Romance Coast-to-Coast and Enjoy Date Night in Bel-Air

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The 26-year-old rapper knows how to work it.

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Iggy Azalea Goes Twerk Crazy in New ‘Mo Bounce’ Music Video

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Brendan Pattengale started out wanting to be a commercial fashion photographer, but the draw of nature was too powerful to resist. Every summer he’d join his parents, avid backpackers, in the Eastern Sierra backcountry, and he has hiked with a brother from Bishop to Mt. Whitney. But it was a trip…

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Landscape photographer lets imagination color his world

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The 27-year-old actress is opening up about her struggle with an eating disorder.

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‘Downton Abbey’ Star Jessica Brown Findlay Opens Up About Eating Disorder She’s Had Since She Was 14

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Christina El MoussaLike many celebrity moms, Flip or Flop star Christina El Moussa cannot escape the mommy-shamers.
Some people voiced disapproval over a photo she posted on Instagram Friday, which showed a…

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A deeper look at what cutting the National Endowment for the Arts means to U.S. culture. The exhilarating paintings of Kerry James Marshall. And the latest building by Herzog & de Meuron. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s most essential arts stories…

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Essential Arts & Culture: What L.A. loses if we lose the NEA; starchitecture in Hamburg; Kerry James Marshall at MOCA

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A deeper look at what cutting the National Endowment for the Arts means to U.S. culture. The exhilarating paintings of Kerry James Marshall. And the latest building by Herzog & de Meuron. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s most essential arts stories…

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Frank Ocean, “Blonded 02” radio show. (Beats 1/Apple Music). The Los Angeles-based R&B superstar recently issued the second installment of his Beats 1 show, and it feels like a shuffle-play peek at Ocean’s musical psyche.

In opening with a breathtaking chorale spiritual from jazz pianist Mary Lou…

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A deeper look at what cutting the National Endowment for the Arts means to U.S. culture. The exhilarating paintings of Kerry James Marshall. And the latest building by Herzog & de Meuron. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s most essential arts stories…

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A deeper look at what cutting the National Endowment for the Arts means to U.S. culture. The exhilarating paintings of Kerry James Marshall. And the latest building by Herzog & de Meuron. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s most essential arts stories…

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The 31-year-old reality star officially has a new man.

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‘Vanderpump Rules’ Star Scheana Marie and Robert Valletta Make Their Relationship Instagram Official

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ESC: Lily CollinsWho said making a statement has to come with a high price?
Lily Collins is saying it all with a Sub_Urban Riot tee (originally $44) that now cost $20.
Graphic tees are…

Saturday Savings: Lily Collins Says It All in This $20 Shirt

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New on Blu-ray

“Silence” (Paramount DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99)

Every decade or so, Martin Scorsese directs a movie that challenges viewers to contemplate the divine and to confront the contradictions of religious faith. Just like “The Last Temptation of Christ” and “Kundun,” Scorsese and co-screenwriter…

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New video: ‘Silence’ is Martin Scorsese’s deep immersion in faith

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Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast,” which continues to rule the box office, pulls off a number of feats of movie-making wizardry. Perhaps none is greater than the act of transforming a man into a creature. How, for instance, did the studio turn a furry, animated monster into a life-like…

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Dan Stevens channels his beastly side in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ prologue dance

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“A classic is a survivor. A classic transcends the winds of change. We see its genius in the timelessness of its appeal. … There is a measure of comfort in our belief that a classic will resist its age. A classic has nothing to do with truth, but it has something to do with wisdom.”

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What makes Alvin Ailey’s ‘Revelations’ an American dance classic?

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Showtime’s “American Jihad” looks at the roots of homegrown terrorism through the stories of the young American citizens behind such deadly attacks as the Boston Marathon bombing and the Orlando, Fla., nightclub shooting.

The 90-minute documentary, narrated by Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”), goes…

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Smart and measured Showtime documentary ‘American Jihad’ examines roots of home-grown terrorism

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After two weeks of negotiations, the Writers Guild of America, West is asking its members to authorize a strike.

The union called for the strike authorization vote — a tactic that unions use to gain leverage in contract negotiations — after talks broke down with the Alliance of Motion Picture and…

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Writers Guild of America seeks a strike authorization vote

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