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(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Executives are insane in this business, and actors are insane, because we are all held responsible for things we really have no power over. Once you step back from it, then you can kind of enjoy the craziness.

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(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

I’m a person who likes and wants to live in the moment. It comes easy to me — probably because of my ADD. I can’t focus on too many things at one time.

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(Christine Cotter / Los Angeles Times)

As long as you keep singing, your voice gets better as you get older. But if you quit, you won't be able to sing. I've heard people walk on stage as they've gotten older and they couldn't sing their way out of a paper bag. I don't want to be one of them.

  • TV
Apu, left, is the proprietor of the Kwik-E-Mart on "The Simpsons."
Apu, left, is the proprietor of the Kwik-E-Mart on "The Simpsons." (Fox)

“The Simpsons” executive producer Al Jean took to Twitter Friday to engage with fans about the recent Apu controversy. 

“I truly appreciate all responses pro and con,” Jean said in a tweet. “Will continue to try to find an answer that is popular & more important right.”

Jean was referring to the backlash against a recent episode that seemingly dismissed the criticism about “The Simpsons’” portrayal of character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon instead of actually engaging with it. 

  • Music
Huey Lewis in 2015.
Huey Lewis in 2015. (Theo Wargo / Getty Images)

Huey Lewis & the News has canceled its shows for the rest of 2018 so Lewis can deal with a hearing problem. 

“The doctors believe I have Meniere's disease and have agreed that I can't perform until I improve,” the 67-year-old singer said in a note tweeted out Friday. “Therefore the only prudent thing to do is cancel all future shows.”

The nearly full hearing loss happened 2 1/2 months ago, “The Power of Love” singer said, before a show in Dallas. He said he’s since been to a number of hospitals seeking care. 

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  • Late-night

Late-night hosts came knocking Thursday following reports of a Trump World Tower doorman’s involvement in a “catch-and-kill” scheme to protect President Trump.

The National Enquirer's parent company, led by Trump's close friend David Pecker, reportedly paid the Manhattan doorman $30,000 for a story about an affair Trump allegedly had with a housekeeper that produced a child — then buried the story. Naturally, the hosts gleefully rehashed it for laughs.

“The National Enquirer paid $30,000 to a former doorman to suppress his story about a possible illegitimate child President Trump may have fathered. Even crazier, this is the doorman,” Seth Meyers quipped on “Late Night,” showing a picture of a heavily pregnant doorman.

The “Dancing With the Stars” Season 26 cast is here, and they’re all current or retired athletes — and the pre-season smack talk when their names were revealed Friday on “Good Morning America” was something else.

Let’s cut to the chase and get the names out there first: Basketball’s Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Notre Dame player Arike Ogunbowale; figure skaters Tonya Harding, Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon; retired baseball outfielder Johnny Damon; luger Chris Mazdzer; Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman; retired softball player Jennie Finch; and snowboarder Jamie Anderson.

“I really hope I’m not shy on this show,” joked Rippon, who was distinctly not shy with his cast-leading sass.

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Britney Spears accepts the Vanguard Award from Ricky Martin, center, and J.J. Totah at the 29th GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday.
Britney Spears accepts the Vanguard Award from Ricky Martin, center, and J.J. Totah at the 29th GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday. (Vivien Killilea / Getty Images)

Television shows “This Is Us” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and the film “A Fantastic Woman” received top honors at Thursday’s 29th GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills.

NBC’s tear-jerker “This Is Us” won best drama series, Fox’s goofy cop sitcom “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” won best comedy and Sony’s transgender drama “A Fantastic Woman” won the award for best film in limited release. The Chilean movie also won the Oscar for foreign-language film earlier this year. 

Special honors also went to pop star Britney Spears, who was presented the Vanguard Award by Ricky Martin; and “The Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons, who was presented GLAAD’s Stephen F. Kolzak Award by producer Ryan Murphy and the cast of “Boys in the Band.”

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  • Birthdays
(Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)

I’m committed to animal rights. I’m committed to feminism. I’m not committed to music at all. I don’t know where it’s gonna go. It’ll probably end badly.

Sandra Bullock’s Debbie Ocean and her all-woman crew are up to no good in this summer’s “Ocean’s 8.”

Lucky for them, “no good” is precisely what Debbie’s good at. 

In the film’s full trailer that dropped Thursday, this estranged Ocean sibling reveals she has spent “five years, eight months and 12 days” behind bars figuring out plans to loot the high-profile Met Gala and divulges her course of action to pal Lou (Cate Blanchett).