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ABC rolls the dice, again, with Roseanne-free 'Roseanne'
ABC rolled the dice on a new version of "Roseanne" with Roseanne Barr, and thanks to the star's unmanageable nature, wound up getting burned. After taking a principled stand by canceling the show because of Barr's racist tweets, the network has opted for another revival --a Roseanne-free "Roseanne," indicating its new priority is simply cutting its losses.

'Roseanne' minus Roseanne Barr sparks debate
Social media seems split over "Roseanne" being brought back without its star, Roseanne Barr.

'The Conners' is happening, without Roseanne Barr

'Marvel's Luke Cage' looks more vulnerable in Season 2
Luke Cage might be bulletproof, but the character's eponymous Netflix series looks weaker in Season 2 -- not bad, overall, but still experiencing the equivalent of a sophomore slump.

'Jurassic World' sequel unleashes mindless monster mayhem
The dinosaurs are fine in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom." It's the people that are ridiculous and irritating, so much so that this latest sequel -- which weaves in warnings about tampering with nature and genetic engineering -- is a near-case study in mindless monster franchises run amok.

NBC decides it's time to cancel 'Timeless'
The clock has run out for sci-fi drama "Timeless" at NBC.

New mom Eva Longoria 'cannot imagine' being separated from son
After becoming a first-time mom earlier this week, Eva Longoria feels a personal connection to separated migrant families.

Remember 'Daria'? MTV wants to bring her back
Everyone's favorite morbid, monotone teen is coming back to MTV.

Johnny Depp addresses his pricey wine tab and that acting earpiece you've heard about
If Johnny Depp fans have been feeling curious about the eccentric actor, a new Rolling Stone profile on Depp may give them reason for concern.

'Believer' spotlights push to reform Mormon Church's LGBT policy
Deeply personal and equally moving, "Believer" documents Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds' crusading campaign on behalf of LGBTQ rights, in direct conflict with the teachings of the Mormon Church under which he was raised.

Demi Lovato opens up about relapse in candid single 'Sober'
Demi Lovato has released a new single that reveals a heartbreaking setback in her road to recovery from addiction.

Chloe Dykstra speaks out after Chris Hardwick denial
Chloe Dykstra is speaking out after her ex-boyfriend, TV host Chris Hardwick, denied allegations he sexually and emotionally abused her.

Octavia E. Butler: A visionary among futurists
Before dystopian fiction like "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent" reflected an increasingly diverse society, there was Octavia E. Butler, one of few African-American authors to become a prominent name in the white-dominated universe of science fiction. 

Paul McCartney releases new music
He may have just turned 76, but Paul McCartney is clearly not ready to retire.

Florida man charged with murder in XXXTentacion's killing, police say
A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder in the fatal Broward County, Florida, shooting of rapper XXXTentacion, police said Thursday.

Pete Davidson confirms engagement to Ariana Grande
No joke here: Ariana Grande is engaged to "Saturday Night Live" performer Pete Davidson.

'Take Two' offers new take on 'Castle' formula
Created by the producers of "Castle" -- and conceptually just birthed from its rib -- "Take Two" is the slightest of crime procedurals, one that will live or die on the appeal of its stars. Fortunately, they're both adorable, which might not be enough to sustain an ABC series that might as well have been titled "Castle 2."

How Janet Jackson fought depression and found happiness
Janet Jackson is opening up about her battle with depression and her journey to find peace in her life.

Eva Longoria welcomes her first child
Eva Longoria is now a mom.

'Vida' and other show teams rally around immigrant children
Two series centered around Latino characters are challenging other shows to take a stand against the immigration policy that has resulted in children being separated from their parents.

Bruce Springsteen calls family separations 'disgracefully inhumane' at Broadway show
Bruce Springsteen went off book at his Broadway show on Sunday night to blast the administration's border policy that has led to the separation of families.

Andy Cohen on those John Mayer dating rumors
Hard to believe the perpetually youthful Andy Cohen recently turned 50.

'Alexa, should I watch Discovery Channel's "This is A.I." special?'
"This is A.I." brings a scholarly, understated approach to the topic of artificial intelligence, balancing the gee-whiz aspects of new developments with "We're all going to die" apprehensions about it. Nevertheless, this two-hour Discovery Channel documentary feels like important viewing, and not just for those waiting for a real-life "Westworld" to open.

XXXTentacion remembered at memorials
Fans celebrated the life of rapper XXXTentacion and mourned his death Tuesday on both coasts.

Kevin Spacey's 'Billionaire Boys Club' to get theatrical release
Kevin Spacey will be seen on the big screen once again.

Kevin Costner saddles up for TV in plodding 'Yellowstone'
Kevin Costner has done some of his best work in westerns, and even with the History miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys" on his resume, his first TV series is something of an occasion. But "Yellowstone," a modern-day western airing on Paramount Network, gets bogged down in minutia and politics, and generally winds up being about as exciting as watching a zoning-commission meeting.

'Tag' has moments but doesn't leave a mark
"Tag" is, improbably, "inspired by" a true story, which adds zest to this screwball comedy. The creative liberties, however, quickly begin feeling less and less tethered to reality, yielding sporadic but diminishing bouts of just-okay fun that ultimately don't leave much of a mark, as the idea lacks the heft to sustain a whole movie.

'Incredibles 2,' 'Solo' offer mixed message at the box office
"Incredibles 2" is a huge hit, and "Solo: A Star Wars Story" isn't. The former exceeded box-office forecasts, while the latter flew well below them.

'Ocean's 8' delivers
A reboot of a remake is about as meta a commentary of Hollywood's current state of originality as one is likely to find. Still, "Ocean's 8" brings a refreshingly unpretentious quality to this all-female, numerically scaled-down heist tale, yielding a movie that's pleasant, mildly fun and the gender switch notwithstanding, a bit of an old-fashioned throwback.

Media surges to border as family separation crisis grows