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Harry Shearer, pictured as Spinal Tap bassist Derek Small, is suing a record company for allegedly cheating him out of royalties. (Courtesy Embassy Pictures)

Scoop: Harry Shearer cranks it up to 11 with ‘Spinal Tap’ suit

Harry Shearer is suing Vivendi’s Universal Music Group and Studiocanal for $125…

Harry Shearer, pictured as Spinal Tap bassist Derek Small, is suing a record company for allegedly cheating him out of royalties. (Courtesy Embassy Pictures)
Joe Jonas had no trouble telling all about his sex life on Reddit. (Courtesy Twitter)

Scoop: Billy Bush out at NBC — and none too soon

“Today” show host Billy Bush is no longer a part of NBC…

Joe Jonas had no trouble telling all about his sex life on Reddit. (Courtesy Twitter)
Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones on April 4, 2016 in London, UK. (Ian West/PA Wire/Zuma Press/TNS)

Scoop: Boomers at Desert Trip break new ground — and the bank

There’s a good reason many people are calling the Desert Trip music…

Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones on April 4, 2016 in London, UK. (Ian West/PA Wire/Zuma Press/TNS)
Director Nate Parker said in a "60 Minutes" interview that he does not feel guilty over a 2001 sexual-assault case he was involved in. (Courtesy Twitter)

Scoop: Nate Parker addresses sexual assault charges on ‘60 Minutes’

Nate Parker has broken his silence over a 2001 sexual-assault trial, saying…

Director Nate Parker said in a "60 Minutes" interview that he does not feel guilty over a 2001 sexual-assault case he was involved in. (Courtesy Twitter)
Agnes Nixon, the undisputed queen of daytime television, has died at age 93. (Tim Grant/Abaca Press/MCT)

Scoop: Soap opera queen Agnes Nixon made indelible mark on daytime TV

The grand dame of daytime television drama, Agnes Nixon, said “everyone’s life…

Agnes Nixon, the undisputed queen of daytime television, has died at age 93. (Tim Grant/Abaca Press/MCT)
This week's "Modern Family" episode is about how Cam (Eric Stonestreet, center) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) react when their daughter Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) has a transgender pal over for a playdate. (Courtesy ABC)

‘Modern Family’ episode to star 8-year-old transgender actor

It appears as though someone was listening to Jeffrey Tambor’s Emmy acceptance…

This week's "Modern Family" episode is about how Cam (Eric Stonestreet, center) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) react when their daughter Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) has a transgender pal over for a playdate. (Courtesy ABC)
Actress, writer, producer and director Angelina Jolie Pitt and her husband, actor Brad Pitt, pose on the red carpet for the opening night premiere of their film, "By The Sea," on Nov. 5, 2015, in Hollywood, Calif. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Scoop: Allegations investigated in fight between Pitt and son

Investigations by the FBI and the Los Angeles County Department of Children…

Actress, writer, producer and director Angelina Jolie Pitt and her husband, actor Brad Pitt, pose on the red carpet for the opening night premiere of their film, "By The Sea," on Nov. 5, 2015, in Hollywood, Calif. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, center, and David Mandel, to her left, during the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Scoop: ‘People v. O.J’ dominates Emmys with newcomers on the scene

Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel opened Sunday’s awards ceremony by saying, “If your…

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, center, and David Mandel, to her left, during the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Sex-scandal subject Anthony Weiner (pictured in the documentary "Weiner") is being investigated by child welfare workers.

Scoop: Weiner under investigation by child welfare workers

In the wake of Anthony Weiner’s highly publicized sexting, authorities are looking…

Sex-scandal subject Anthony Weiner (pictured in the documentary "Weiner") is being investigated by child welfare workers.
A new TV drama based on the life of Judy Sheindlin, better known as Judge Judy, is being developed for CBS. (Courtesy CBS)

Scoop: Scripted Judge Judy TV show in the works

Judy Sheindlin, better known as Judge Judy, is coming to scripted TV.…

A new TV drama based on the life of Judy Sheindlin, better known as Judge Judy, is being developed for CBS. (Courtesy CBS)
Gene Wilder was particularly great in “Young Frankenstein”; he’s pictured here, second from left, with Teri Garr, Marty Feldman, Mel Brooks and Peter Boyle (on table). (Courtesy Los Angeles Times]Tribune News Service)

Scoop: Remembering film comedy great Gene Wilder

Generations of fans and colleagues who admired his comic genius are mourning…

Gene Wilder was particularly great in “Young Frankenstein”; he’s pictured here, second from left, with Teri Garr, Marty Feldman, Mel Brooks and Peter Boyle (on table). (Courtesy Los Angeles Times]Tribune News Service)
High Times says it is "awaiting an explanation" from Lil Wayne's representatives after the rapper's performance at its Cannabis Cup event in Southern California. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Scoop: Lil Wayne cut short concert at Cannabis Cup event

High Times says it is “awaiting an explanation” from Lil Wayne’s representatives…

High Times says it is "awaiting an explanation" from Lil Wayne's representatives after the rapper's performance at its Cannabis Cup event in Southern California. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Zoe Saldana, left, as Uhura and John Cho as Sulu appear in a scene from, "Star Trek Beyond." (Kimberley French/Paramount Pictures via AP)

Scoop: Why Sulu’s husband is Asian in ‘Star Trek Beyond’

Much has been made of the decision to reveal that the “Star…

In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Zoe Saldana, left, as Uhura and John Cho as Sulu appear in a scene from, "Star Trek Beyond." (Kimberley French/Paramount Pictures via AP)
In this July file photo, Leslie Jones arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Ghostbusters." In a series of posts Monday, Jones said she had been pummeled with racist tweets. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Scoop: Leslie Jones fights back against the Twitter hate

Under a barrage of hateful posts on Twitter, “Ghostbusters” star Leslie Jones…

In this July file photo, Leslie Jones arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Ghostbusters." In a series of posts Monday, Jones said she had been pummeled with racist tweets. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
In this  July 8 file photo, rappers The Game, left, and Snoop Dogg, center, appear at a peaceful unification march outside of the graduation ceremony for the latest class of Los Angeles Police Department recruits, in Los Angeles. The Game held a summit with Los Angeles-area gang members to discuss ways to curb violence. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Scoop: Few hundred attend The Game’s gang summit in Los Angeles

Rapper The Game said he was moved to call together gang members…

In this  July 8 file photo, rappers The Game, left, and Snoop Dogg, center, appear at a peaceful unification march outside of the graduation ceremony for the latest class of Los Angeles Police Department recruits, in Los Angeles. The Game held a summit with Los Angeles-area gang members to discuss ways to curb violence. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
In this image released by HBO, Lena Headey appears in a scene from "Game of Thrones." On Thursday, Headey was nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for her role. (HBO via AP)

Scoop: ‘Game of Thrones’ tops Emmy nods, but streaming makes gains

The Emmy Awards nominations told us what is already evident: The power…

In this image released by HBO, Lena Headey appears in a scene from "Game of Thrones." On Thursday, Headey was nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for her role. (HBO via AP)
Dr. Phil McGraw and The National Enquirer are lining up for a courtroom brawl after the television talk show host and his wife filed a $250 million lawsuit against the supermarket tabloid and its sister publications, charging that they falsely accused him of being an abusive husband and a hypocrite who doesn't practice what he preaches. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Scoop: Dr. Phil sues tabloid over spousal abuse articles

“Dr. Phil” McGraw and The National Enquirer are lining up for a…

Dr. Phil McGraw and The National Enquirer are lining up for a courtroom brawl after the television talk show host and his wife filed a $250 million lawsuit against the supermarket tabloid and its sister publications, charging that they falsely accused him of being an abusive husband and a hypocrite who doesn't practice what he preaches. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Chaka Khan and her sister have both entered a drug rehabilitation program to battle their addiction to prescription drugs. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)

Scoop: Chaka Khan, sister in rehab over prescription drugs

Chaka Khan and her sister have entered a drug rehabilitation program to…

Chaka Khan and her sister have both entered a drug rehabilitation program to battle their addiction to prescription drugs. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)
A man kisses Elie Wiesel's coffin after a  private service for the Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor at the Fifth Avenue Synagogue in New York on Sunday. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Scoop: Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel remembered at private service

Elie Wiesel was memorialized Sunday at a private service in Manhattan, as…

A man kisses Elie Wiesel's coffin after a  private service for the Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor at the Fifth Avenue Synagogue in New York on Sunday. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Cher (pictured in 2015) drew fire for an insensitive cannonball-style bomb emoji she used in a tweet about an attack in Turkey. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Scoop: Cher apologizes for tacky bomb tweet

It appears that senior citizen Cher needs an etiquette lesson in emojis.…

Cher (pictured in 2015) drew fire for an insensitive cannonball-style bomb emoji she used in a tweet about an attack in Turkey. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)