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Some observers claim that Vogue actually isn't promoting inclusion on its March 2017 cover. (Courtesy photo)

Scoop: Vogue touts diversity with lookalike cover models

Vogue magazine is celebrating its 125th year with a glossy March 2017…

Some observers claim that Vogue actually isn't promoting inclusion on its March 2017 cover. (Courtesy photo)
Richard Hatch, star of TV's "Battlestar Galactica," has died at 71. (Courtesy Universal Television)

Scoop: ‘Galactica’ fans mourn passing of Richard Hatch

So say we all. Science fiction fans are fondly remembering Richard Hatch,…

Richard Hatch, star of TV's "Battlestar Galactica," has died at 71. (Courtesy Universal Television)
James Baldwin appears in “I Am Not Your Negro,” an important documentary by Raoul Peck. (Courtesy Dan Budnick/Magnolia Pictures)

‘I Am Not Your Negro’ an incisive, biting cultural analysis

Novelist, playwright, poet and cultural critic James Baldwin wrote a letter to…

James Baldwin appears in “I Am Not Your Negro,” an important documentary by Raoul Peck. (Courtesy Dan Budnick/Magnolia Pictures)
Justin Bieber isn't thrilled with the Grammy Awards, and he's not going to attend the ceremony this year, even though he has multiple nominations. (Courtesy photo)

Scoop: Kanye, Justin, Drake skipping the 2017 Grammys

Some big stars this year aren’t so excited about the 2017 Grammys:…

Justin Bieber isn't thrilled with the Grammy Awards, and he's not going to attend the ceremony this year, even though he has multiple nominations. (Courtesy photo)
News anchor Megyn Kelly on July 21, 2016, during Donald Trump's speech to the RNC in Cleveland, Ohio. (Mark Reinstein/Zuma Press/TNS)

Scoop: NBC cancels third hour of ‘Today’ for Megyn Kelly

NBC is dropping the third hour of its morning show “Today” to…

News anchor Megyn Kelly on July 21, 2016, during Donald Trump's speech to the RNC in Cleveland, Ohio. (Mark Reinstein/Zuma Press/TNS)
Actor Shia LaBeouf was arrested (and released) in connection with an  alleged assault at his  “anti-division” art installation in New York. (Courtesy Twitter)

Scoop: Shia LaBeouf charged with assault at ‘anti-division’ protest

Flashing a defiant “rock on” symbol, actor Shia LaBeouf was released from…

Actor Shia LaBeouf was arrested (and released) in connection with an  alleged assault at his  “anti-division” art installation in New York. (Courtesy Twitter)
Generations of women are mourning the loss of TV great Mary Tyler Moore, pictured accepting a Lifetime Achievement Screen Actors Guild award in 2012. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)

Scoop: RIP Mary Tyler Moore

Not only did she turn the world on with her smile, she…

Generations of women are mourning the loss of TV great Mary Tyler Moore, pictured accepting a Lifetime Achievement Screen Actors Guild award in 2012. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)
Bay Area filmmaker Daphne Matziaraki got an Oscar nomination for her documentary short “4.1 Miles,” about the refugee crisis in her native Greece. (Courtesy Todd Williamson/Getty Images)

Scoop: ‘La La Land’ dominates Oscar nods, ‘Dory,’ Amy, Annette shut out

It’s Oscar nomination time -- which means surprises and snubs! Meryl Streep…

Bay Area filmmaker Daphne Matziaraki got an Oscar nomination for her documentary short “4.1 Miles,” about the refugee crisis in her native Greece. (Courtesy Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone got Oscar nods for their work in "La La Land," which was nominated for a record-tying 14 Oscars. (Dale Robinette/Lionsgate)

‘La La Land’ dominates Oscar nominations, with 14

The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were revealed Tuesday morning in…

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone got Oscar nods for their work in "La La Land," which was nominated for a record-tying 14 Oscars. (Dale Robinette/Lionsgate)
Zoolander 2, with, from left, Owen Wilson, Ben Stiller and Penelope Cruz, earned nine Razzies nominations, representing the worst in Hollywood. (Courtesy Paramount)

Scoop: Razzies nods put spotlight on ‘Zoolander 2′

Hours before the Hollywood unveiling of the 2017 Oscar nominations, the Razzies…

Zoolander 2, with, from left, Owen Wilson, Ben Stiller and Penelope Cruz, earned nine Razzies nominations, representing the worst in Hollywood. (Courtesy Paramount)
Vin Diesel and Deepika Padukone appear in “xXx: Return of Xander Cage.” (Courtesy George Kraychyk/Paramount Pictures)

Action superstars light up third Xander Cage movie

Film scholar Tom Gunning coined the phrase “cinema of attractions” to describe…

Vin Diesel and Deepika Padukone appear in “xXx: Return of Xander Cage.” (Courtesy George Kraychyk/Paramount Pictures)
James McAvoy is superb as a guy who has multiple personalities in “Split.” (Courtesy Universal Pictures)

James McAvoy stupendous as many men in ‘Split’

The name M. Night Shyamalan has always been synonymous with one thing:…

James McAvoy is superb as a guy who has multiple personalities in “Split.” (Courtesy Universal Pictures)
Prince and Manuela Testolini arrive at the 77th Annual Academy Awards in Feb. 2005 in Hollywood, Calif. (Abaca Press/TNS)

Scoop: Prince divorce file shows luxe lifestyle, dispute over property

The unsealed file from Prince’s second divorce offers a glimpse into the…

Prince and Manuela Testolini arrive at the 77th Annual Academy Awards in Feb. 2005 in Hollywood, Calif. (Abaca Press/TNS)
Mark Wahlberg stars in “Patriots Day,” a thrilling dramatization of a 2013 disaster. (Courtesy Lionsgate)

‘Patriots Day’ a gripping look Boston Marathon bombings

“Patriots Day” is a harrowing film, and one not to be missed.…

Mark Wahlberg stars in “Patriots Day,” a thrilling dramatization of a 2013 disaster. (Courtesy Lionsgate)
Carrie Fisher,  left, and her mom Debbie Reynolds (pictured in 2015) were remember in a private memorial at their Beverly Hills home. (Courtesy Twitter)

Scoop: Family, friends fondly remember Carrie Fisher at her home

Billie Lourd, daughter of the late Carrie Fisher and granddaughter of the…

Carrie Fisher,  left, and her mom Debbie Reynolds (pictured in 2015) were remember in a private memorial at their Beverly Hills home. (Courtesy Twitter)
Adam Driver and Golshifteh Farahani are the artistic couple in “Paterson.” (Courtesy Bleecker Street)

Soulful poetry fills Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Paterson’

“Paterson,” Jim Jarmusch’s wonderfully serene and beguiling new movie, unfolds as a…

Adam Driver and Golshifteh Farahani are the artistic couple in “Paterson.” (Courtesy Bleecker Street)
Mariah Carey posted a hot tub photo following continued discussion of her botched New Year's Eve performance in New York. (Courtesy Instagram)

Scoop: Mariah lounges in hot tub following New Year’s Eve fiasco

Mariah Carey’s disastrous New Year’s Eve performance on live TV in New…

Mariah Carey posted a hot tub photo following continued discussion of her botched New Year's Eve performance in New York. (Courtesy Instagram)
Elle Fanning describes her new project "The Beguiled" as a movie with "lots of sex." (Courtesy Twitter)

Scoop: Elle Fanning on her new movie: ‘There’s lots of sex’

Elle Fanning is sharing sexy news about her upcoming movie “The Beguiled.”…

Elle Fanning describes her new project "The Beguiled" as a movie with "lots of sex." (Courtesy Twitter)
Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds, pictured in 1958 with her 23-month-old daughter Carrie, died on Wednesday, just one day after Carrie’s death. (Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Scoop: One day after her daughter’s death, Debbie Reynolds dies

Todd Fisher’s comment on the passing of his mother Debbie Reynolds: “She…

Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds, pictured in 1958 with her 23-month-old daughter Carrie, died on Wednesday, just one day after Carrie’s death. (Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Moonlight, a coming-of-age drama directed by Barry Jenkins, is a 2016 film critics favorite. (Courtesy A24)

The best movies of 2016

The San Francisco Examiner’s highly unscientific roundup of 2016’s best movies (as…

Moonlight, a coming-of-age drama directed by Barry Jenkins, is a 2016 film critics favorite. (Courtesy A24)