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Gerard Butler sues for $10 million in profits from 'Olympus Has Fallen' film

The lawsuit comes a day after Scarlett Johansson filed an unrelated lawsuit against the Walt Disney Co.
Image: Olympus Has Fallen
Image: Olympus Has Fallen

Bob Odenkirk says he had a 'small heart attack' when he collapsed on 'Better Call Saul' set

Odenkirk collapsed on set during production of AMC's "Better Call Saul" in New Mexico on Tuesday.
Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill in \"Better Call Saul.\"
Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill in \"Better Call Saul.\"

SNL's Michael Che blasted for Instagram posts about Simone Biles

"man, I want to make fun of simone biles," one of the since-deleted posts said. The “Weekend Update” host later said he was hacked.
Anchor Michael Che during Weekend Update on Oct. 24, 2020
Anchor Michael Che during Weekend Update on Oct. 24, 2020

Cleveland Guardians changed their name. But racist symbols in sports remain.

Indigenous activists and mental health researchers say schools and sports teams should move faster to remove Native American imagery.
A guardian rests on the Hope Memorial Bridge within site of Progressive Field on July 23, 2021, in Cleveland.
A guardian rests on the Hope Memorial Bridge within site of Progressive Field on July 23, 2021, in Cleveland.

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney, claims 'Black Widow' streaming cut into box office profits

The actress, whose pay was tied to theatrical ticket sales, claims she was misled about the Marvel blockbuster's simultaneous release on Disney+.
Scarlett Johansson in a scene from Marvel's \"Black Widow.\"
Scarlett Johansson in a scene from Marvel's \"Black Widow.\"

Britney Spears' co-conservator says medical team supports removal of Jamie Spears

Jodi Montgomery filed a motion saying she agrees with the pop star's request to remove her father as conservator of the estate.
Image: A person waves a flag in support of pop star Britney Spears on the day of a conservatorship case hearing at Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles on July 26, 2021.
Image: A person waves a flag in support of pop star Britney Spears on the day of a conservatorship case hearing at Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles on July 26, 2021.
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'Arthur' is ending after 25 years

The final season of the iconic animated children’s series about a lovable aardvark debuts on PBS Kids in winter 2022.
"Arthur," the iconic animated children's series about a lovable aardvark, is ending after 25 seasons.
"Arthur," the iconic animated children's series about a lovable aardvark, is ending after 25 seasons.

'Better Call Saul' star recovering from 'heart related' issue after collapse on set

Representatives said in a statement that Odenkirk was in "stable condition after experiencing a heart related incident."
Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill in \"Better Call Saul\" on AMC.
Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill in \"Better Call Saul\" on AMC.

Johnny Ventura, legendary Dominican merengue singer, dies at 81

His son, Jandy Ventura, told the Dominican press that his father died in a hospital after having a heart attack.
Image: Singers Johnny Ventura performs in Las Vegas  on Nov. 16, 2016.
Image: Singers Johnny Ventura performs in Las Vegas  on Nov. 16, 2016.

Dusty Hill, bassist for iconic rock group ZZ Top, dies at 72

Hill had taken a leave of absence from the band because of a hip issue just a few days ago.
Dusty Hill of ZZ Top performs on July 26, 2017, in Glasgow, Scotland.
Dusty Hill of ZZ Top performs on July 26, 2017, in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Kanye West shows off his room inside Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium

The Grammy-winning rapper, who is finishing up his 10th studio album, shared a photo of his new digs with his 6.3 million Instagram followers.
The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion - Street Sightings
The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion - Street Sightings