Commentary: Critics weren’t invited to David Mamet’s new play. Then the show’s star, Shia LaBeouf, sent a personal invite

David Mamet has recently unveiled a new play, “Henry Johnson,” at the Electric Lodge in Venice. Tickets have been so scarce for the production, which features Shia LaBeouf in a top-notch cast, that the September run was extended through Oct. 7. The reason you likely haven’t heard much about this offering is that this is … Read more

Dwyane Wade reveals ‘hard conversation’ with Gabrielle Union about child with another woman

Dwyane Wade recently opened up about the agonizing talk he had with Gabrielle Union that nearly ended their long-term relationship. The NBA Hall of Famer talked about the moment when he told Union that he had fathered a child, Xavier Zechariah Wade, with another woman — Aja Métoyer — while the famous couple was on … Read more

Shakira reveals emotional toll of her split from Gerard Piqué: I believed in ’till death do us part’

Shakira is opening up about the emotional toll of her split with Gerard Piqué. The Colombian superstar — whose 12-year romance with the former pro soccer player came to a messy, tabloid-obsessed end in June 2022 — revealed she’s still “exorcising some demons” in a new cover story for Billboard. “I’ve gone through several stages: … Read more

Microsoft Gaming CEO discussed Nintendo acquisition, Xbox woes in leaked emails

For gamers, Microsoft acquiring Nintendo sounds as far-fetched as Netflix buying Disney. Yet such a prospective purchase was discussed by Microsoft executives in a trove of emails accidentally leaked this week as part of an FTC inquiry into the tech giant’s acquisition of another major gaming company, Activision Blizzard. The emails, dating from late 2019 … Read more

‘Squid Game: The Challenge’ looks eerily like the fictional Netflix drama that inspired it

“Squid Game,” the class-conscious 2021 Netflix sensation, asked viewers a cynical question: How far would you go, or how much would you endure, for a large sum of money? Now, viewers can get a glimpse of people asking themselves the same thing in real life in the upcoming reality competition show “Squid Game: The Challenge,” … Read more

Quavo talks with VP Kamala Harris about gun-violence prevention: ‘I need to step up to the plate’

Quavo is getting very serious about gun-violence prevention. Less than a year after his nephew and former bandmate Takeoff was fatally shot in Houston, the “Walk It Talk It” rapper met with Vice President Kamala Harris and members of Congress this week to advocate against gun violence. Takeoff, whose real name was Kirshnik Khari Ball, … Read more

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