FILE - Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock participate in the BUILD Speaker Series to discuss the film, "Go North", at AOL Studios on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, i

Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, who skewered fast food industry, dies at 53

Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, an Oscar nominee whose most famous works skewered America's food industry and who notably ate only at McDonald's for a month to illustrate the dangers of a fast-food diet, has died. He was 53.

Judge rejects Alec Baldwin's request to dismiss criminal charge in 'Rust' fatal shooting

May 24
Alec Baldwin attends the Roundabout Gala 2023 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom on March 6, 2023, in New York.
A New Mexico judge has rejected a request by Alec Baldwin to dismiss the sole criminal charge against him in a fatal shooting on the set of ''Rust,'' keeping the case on track for a trial this summer.

Rapper Sean Kingston and his mother stole more than $1 million through fraud, authorities say

May 24
Rapper and singer Sean Kingston and his mother committed more than a million dollars in fraud in recent months, stealing money, jewelry, a Cadillac Escalade and furniture, documents released Friday allege.
Variety
May 24

Caleb Carr, military historian and author of bestselling novel 'The Alienist,' dies at 68

Caleb Carr, the scarred and gifted son of founding Beat Lucien Carr who endured a traumatizing childhood and became a bestselling novelist, accomplished military historian and late-life memoirist of his devoted cat, Masha, has died at 68.
Variety
May 24

The Beach Boys, going into the sunset, look back on years of harmony and heartache in documentary

the new documentary dropping Friday on Disney+ — are all about blending a range of voices.
Variety
May 24
Caleb Carr.

Caleb Carr, military historian and author of bestselling novel 'The Alienist,' dies at 68

Caleb Carr, the scarred and gifted son of Beat poet Lucien Carr who endured a traumatizing childhood and became a bestselling novelist, accomplished military historian and late-life memoirist of his devoted cat, Masha, has died at 68.
Nation
May 23

Today in History: May 24, first night game in Major League Baseball

Today in History
World
May 23
FILE — Dave Chapelle in New York, Sept. 30, 2017. (Rebecca Smeyne/The New York Times)

Dave Chappelle says there's a 'genocide' in the Gaza Strip as Israel-Hamas war rages on there

American comedian Dave Chappelle said a ''genocide'' is striking the Gaza Strip amid the Israel-Hamas war to cheers during his performance in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, while urging Americans to fight antisemitism so Jews don't feel like they need to be protected by Israel.
Celebrities
May 23
Headshots of Jason Momoa and Adria Arjona.

Jason Momoa confirms Adria Arjona romance with Japan travel pics

The two actors starred in the 2021 Netflix flick "Sweet Girl."
Variety
May 23

With a sequel in the works, 'Red, White & Royal Blue' stars reflect on its success — and R rating

When ''Red, White & Royal Blue'' debuted last summer, it did so without fanfare or spectacle, landing squarely amid historic Hollywood strikes that precluded its stars from lending their press-friendly faces to promote the movie.
TV & Media
May 23
Laura Jarrett and Poppy Harlow promoted their new children's book on the "Today" show earlier this month.

Minnesota's Poppy Harlow follows her CNN exit with a plea for love

The former morning show host's new children's book celebrates how love comes in different colors and forms.
Nation
May 22

Today in History: May 23, Bonnie and Clyde shot and killed

Today in History
Business
May 22
FILE - In this June 5, 2019, file photo, Morgan Wallen arrives at the CMT Music Awards on at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Wallen has been

Nashville council rejects proposed sign for Morgan Wallen's new bar, decrying his behavior

Nashville councilmembers have rejected plans for a glowing sign to be erected at Morgan Wallen's new bar along the city's neon-lit strip of honky tonks, citing his use of a racial slur that caused controversy in 2021 and recent criminal charges accusing the country star of throwing a chair off a rooftop near two police officers.
Variety
May 22

Sarah Pidgeon finds her voice, her inner rock god and a Tony nomination in Broadway's 'Stereophonic'

Sarah Pidgeon is making her Broadway debut this season in a celebrated, thoughtful show about how art is created. And getting her first Tony Award nomination. And in a play that's transformed her into a member of a rock band. And notching her first cast album.
Local
May 21
Robert Downey Jr. draws fans at Target in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday.

Robert Downey Jr. spotted at downtown Minneapolis Target

The "Iron Man" actor was promoting his Happy coffee brand.
World
May 21

German author Jenny Erpenbeck wins International Booker Prize for tale of tangled love affair

German author Jenny Erpenbeck and translator Michael Hofmann won the International Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday for ''Kairos,'' the story of a tangled love affair during the final years of East Germany's existence.
Business
May 21
FILE - Scarlett Johansson poses for photographers at the photo call for the film "Asteroid City" at the 76th international film festival, Cannes, sout

Scarlett Johansson says a ChatGPT voice is 'eerily similar' to hers and OpenAI is halting its use

OpenAI on Monday said it plans to halt the use of one of its ChatGPT voices that ''Her'' actor Scarlett Johansson says sounds ''eerily similar" to her own.
Variety
May 21

Music Review: Twenty One Pilots' concept album 'Clancy' is an energizing end of an era

The end of an era has come for Twenty One Pilots, and what an ending it is.
Variety
May 21
Billie Eilish drops her third album.

Review: Billie Eilish hits soft and harder on third album

Her sound is still electro-goth but her singing is gutsier at times.
World
May 20

Q&A: Kevin Costner on unveiling his Western saga 'Horizon' at Cannes

A month before Kevin Costner puts the first installment of his multi-chapter Western ''Horizon: An American Saga'' into theaters, the actor-director came to the Cannes Film Festival to unveil his self-financed passion project.
Variety
May 20

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 26-June 1

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 26-June 1:
TV & Media
May 18
Minneapolis native Roxanne Rosedale on "Beat the Clock."

Twin Cities native Dolores Rosedale, glamorous '50s TV model and actress, dies at 95

The Minnesota native also had a memorable scene in "The Seven Year Itch" and had a doll named after her.
Music
May 18
Local blues legand Spider John Koerner performs on the indoor stage during the third annual Deep Blues Festival Saturday afternoon at the The Cabooze

Minnesota music legend Spider John Koerner dies at 85

The vet of Minneapolis' West Bank folk/blues scene inspired several generations of players but stayed humble in his six-decade career.

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