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Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West is said to be shaken but physically unharmed following a middle-of-the-night armed robbery in a luxury Paris residence. In the capital for Fashion Week, Kardashian was staying in a townhouse in Paris’ 8th arrondissement, near the Place de la Madeleine. At around 2:30 this morning, gunmen disguised as police officers entered the building and threatened their way past the concierge before two made it into Kardashian’s private apartment…

California should consider scaling back or eliminating its $330 million film tax incentives program if other states do so, according to a new report from the state Legislature’s non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office, which found that the first 10 years of the program only boosted the state’s economic output by “a few hundredths of a percentage point” – less than $1 billion a year. The LAO also made a similar suggestion back in April 2014, before the program was…

Until now, the 84 million-plus viewers of Monday’s presidential debate mostly had to take Donald Trump’s word that his microphone was glitchy. Aside from those amplified sniffles, the sound seemed unremarkable during the broadcast. But now the Commission on Presidential Debates has

“The bottom line is the Malibu thing is completely his fault,” joked Michael Ovitz, to a capacity crowd at the DGA Theatre tonight. Appearing for the first time in more than 20 years alongside his one-time partner in the founding of CAA, Ron Meyer, Ovitz was setting the record straight on the beachside property he attempted to snatch from Meyer following what Ovitz hoped would be a reconciliation lunch in the years after their acrimonious split. “One of the reasons I made…

Anderson Cooper spent a good chunk of his show tonight responding to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi who this morning accused Cooper of editing an interview with her in the wake of the shooting death of 49 patrons of a gay nightclub in Orlando. Bondi told talk-radio’s WOR she thought they were going to talk about helping victims, price gouging, and donation scams. But Cooper also asked Bondi whether she was a “champion for gay and lesbian citizens” in the state despite…

EXCLUSIVESteven Spielberg, Matt Charman and Marc Platt, who worked together so memorably on Tom Hanks Cold War-starrer Bridge of Spies, are re-teaming for a feature project about legendary newscaster Walter Cronkite for Amblin Partners. The project will focus on Cronkite’s relationship with the Vietnam War and the role that America’s most trusted newsman played in turning public opinion against the increasingly un-winnable conflict. So influential was the CBS Evening…

Among the late night hosts who opened their first show following the Orlando mass shooting by addressing it, no one was more aggressive than TBS’s Full Frontal host Samantha Bee, who dismissed the “love conquers hate” response as “beautiful, but what the f*ck, I am too angry.” “Love does not win unless we start loving each other to solve our f*cking problems,” she responded. Bee, like other late-night hosts, zoomed in on the Orlando shooter’s weapon of choice, the AR-15.…

In what is becoming an all too frequent ritual on late-night comedy shows, Conan O’Brien tonight skipped his opening monologue to address another mass shooting: “These mass shooting are happening so often now that lamenting them afterwards is becoming a national ritual,” the Conan host said in his cold open on his first show since a lone gunman killed 49 people at the Orlando gay nightclub Pulse early Sunday. “Tonight sadly is one of those nights.  At a time when we think…

Welcome to the United States, our PTSD Nation. As we witness the lives of more American families destroyed in Orlando in a single weekend — from that of The Voice singer Christina Grimmie to the 50 killed and 53 injured inside the Pulse  nightclub claimed by terrorism — conversation inevitably turns to America’s gun culture. This is a multi-pronged problem which I have covered before in an editorial about violence, but we must address this nation’s easy access to guns

England’s 1-1 draw versus Russia on Day Two of the Euro 2016 soccer championship gave ITV the biggest television audience for any program in the UK this year. The match at Marseille’s Vélodrome stadium peaked with 14.1M viewers and an average 12.9M. Overall coverage began at 7PM local and drew a 43 share across 3.5 hours. Ratings were also strong in host country, France, as well as in other major soccer territories Germany and Spain. But the play was marred by violent…