Ned Beatty, titanic character actor of ‘Network,’ dies at 83

NEW YORK (AP) — Ned Beatty, the Oscar-nominated character actor who in half a century of American movies, including “Deliverance,” “Network” and “Superman,” was a booming, indelible presence in even the smallest parts, has died. He was 83.

Beatty’s manager, Deborah Miller, said Beatty died Sunday of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by friends and loved ones.

After years in regional theater, Beatty was cast in 1972’s “Deliverance” as Bobby Trippe,

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11 of the best movies on Paramount Plus

The studio’s giant catalogue is only partially represented on the new service

The launch of Paramount Plus arrives with a strong emphasis on television, with the new service combining the archives of CBS, Nickelodeon, BET, MTV, Comedy Central, and Smithsonian Channel. But the service is also built on the foundation of Paramount Pictures, a Hollywood mainstay. Unlike a Netflix or an Amazon, Paramount Plus won’t have to rely as much on licensing great movies to fill out the service — the studio’s been making them since 1912.

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How Not to Make a Tom and Jerry Movie

You know you’re in for trouble right at the start, when the pigeons begin rapping. Tim Story’s Tom and Jerry opens to the strains of A Tribe Called Quest’s classic “Can I Kick It?” as the camera swoops over the New York City skyline and finds Tom relaxing between subway cars and Jerry looking at rental properties with a shady rat real-estate agent. (“Wait till you see the next place. It just screams ‘Mouse House.’ Wait,

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Lil Uzi Vert Pierced His Forehead With a $24 Million Pink Diamond

While the country’s leaders procrastinate on sending stimulus checks to those in need, let’s check in with the Über-wealthy. Rapper Lil Uzi Vert unveiled his brand-new forehead piercing this afternoon, complete with a massive, sparkling pink diamond. On January 30, he tweeted that he has been paying for the natural pink stone since 2017 for a grand total of $24 million. “It’s 10 almost 11 carats,” he clarified for fans. On Wednesday, he posted footage of his fresh piercing,

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Why Warner Bros. had to move its 2021 films to HBO Max

WarnerMedia is making a clear bet for 2021: its slate of movies won’t generate the revenue its studio division needs, but it can help boost HBO Max’s long-term success.

The company announced yesterday that every one of its 2021 movies will debut on HBO Max in the United States at the same time they play in theaters. They’ll be available for one month, at no extra charge, and available to stream in 4K HDR.

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Hal Ketchum, Opry member and ‘Small Town Saturday Night’ singer, dies at 67

Hal Ketchum, a 1990s country hitmaker and member of Nashville’s famed Grand Ole Opry, died this week at age 67.

Ketchum died from dementia complications, according to a post on his verified Facebook page Tuesday morning. Ketchum’s wife previously detailed his diagnosis in an April 2019 social media post.

“With great sadness and grief we announce that Hal passed away peacefully last night at home due to complications of dementia,” a Facebook post signed by his wife Andrea said Tuesday.

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Megan Thee Stallion Can Do Better Than Good

It’s been a wild, lopsided year for Megan Thee Stallion. Last winter, tensions between the Houston rapper and her record label, former Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Carl Crawford’s 1501 Certified Entertainment, came to a head in court proceedings alleging unfair treatment and work stoppage. In the spring, Beyoncé added verses to “Savage,” from Stallion’s Suga EP, giving the single the bump it needed to land Meg her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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“Don’t Watch the Movie Alone,” Warns Michael Goi, Director of ‘Megan is Missing’

The scariest horror movie that came out in 2011? Ask any TikToker, and they will likely tell you that it’s Megan Is Missing, a found footage drama-thriller that tells the story of Megan Stewart, a 14-year-old who vanishes under mysterious circumstances following her date with a predator who claims to be a 17-year-old skateboarder online.

Many would like to know: is Megan Is Missing real? Is the film based on a true story?

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4:50 PM PT — Valerie Bertinelli, Eddie’s ex-wife and mother to his only child, Wolfgang, just posted a heartbreaking tribute to the rock star. She called him “my love” and gave thanks that she was there with him in his last moments.

Eddie Van Halen — the legendary guitarist and co-founder of Van Halen —

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Who Is Enola Holmes? Everything You Need to Know About Sherlock’s Sister

The number of things Sherlock Holmes has failed to deduce about the world could fill a book. In fact, considering that his little-known sister, Enola Holmes, is — according to Nancy Springer’s apocrypha — significantly smarter and more worldly than he, perhaps the things Sherlock fails to deduce could fill just as many books as the young-adult author has penned on the fictional brilliant young woman few people recognize. (That’d be six.)

In the new Netflix movie Enola Holmes,

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