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Lawyer Lisa Bloom, left, holds a March 23 news conference with Andrea Buera, who accused R&B performer Trey Songz of assault last month.
Lawyer Lisa Bloom, left, holds a March 23 news conference with Andrea Buera, who accused R&B performer Trey Songz of assault last month. (Greg Doherty / Getty Images)

The woman who accused R&B singer Trey Songz of assault last month held a news conference Tuesday alongside lawyer Lisa Bloom

Andrea Buera said she had been friends with Songz, whose real name is Tremaine Neverson, for years and recounted her version of the events of Feb. 17. 

“I was attending an afterparty when Trey began yelling at me, choking me, punching me, and ultimately he knocked me to the ground,” Buera said during her statement at the news conference at Bloom’s Woodland Hills office.  

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Eddie Redmayne is Newt Scamander in "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald."
Eddie Redmayne is Newt Scamander in "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald." (Jaap Buitendijk / Warner Bros.)

Professor Albus Dumbledore puts another of his magic students up to an impossible task in the first teaser for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”

Our sympathies, Harry Potter. You were not the first.

Released Tuesday, the film’s new trailer takes Muggles and no-majs back to the wizarding world’s Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where young Dumbledore (Jude Law in the “Harry Potter” prequels) enlists alumnus Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to take down the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp).

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Heather Locklear is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday morning on misdemeanor counts related to a February incident at her home.
Heather Locklear is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday morning on misdemeanor counts related to a February incident at her home. (Richard Shotwell / Invision)

Heather Locklear is no longer facing  domestic violence charges after allegations that she hit her boyfriend last month, but her legal troubles don’t end there.

Officers from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department responded to a domestic incident at Locklear’s home on Feb. 25, where the actress “was extremely hostile and uncooperative and at one point became combative with the deputies,” according to Sgt. Eric Buschow.

The Associated Press additionally reported that Locklear had kicked, pushed and shouted at deputies who arrived to investigate claims that she had been violent with her boyfriend.

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Imagine trying to watch “A Wrinkle in Time” only to have Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling crash the screening for a surprise upgrade to your theater experience. Because that’s exactly what happened for a segment on “The Late Late Show.” 

On Monday night’s episode, “Late Late Show” host James Corden interrupted a regular showing of the new Ava DuVernay helmed adaptation in order to share a 4D experience of the film. 

“Movies are always evolving,” explained Corden. “I’m proud to say I’m ushering in latest iteration of cinema: 4D. Four dimensions. Real people, acting out the movie live in front of a movie audience.” 

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If you have a microphone, you can help people. You can give them inspiration. You can raise awareness. I don't hold every rapper responsible to that, but I do believe that is my responsibility.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Common has got it all going on

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Nicole Kidman will star in "The Undoing," a limited HBO series based on the book "You Should Have Known" by Jean Hanff Korelitz.
Nicole Kidman will star in "The Undoing," a limited HBO series based on the book "You Should Have Known" by Jean Hanff Korelitz. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Nicole Kidman will star in and executive produce HBO’s forthcoming David E. Kelley limited series “The Undoing,”  the network announced Monday. 

“The Undoing,” based on the book “You Should Have Known” by Jean Hanff Korelitz, will tell the story of Grace Sachs, a successful therapist who lives with her husband and young son. Grace must dismantle her life and start anew after “a chain of terrible revelations,” a missing husband and a violent murder. 

Kelley will write and serve as showrunner for the series. Executive producers will be Kelley, Kidman, Per Saari from Blossom Films and Bruna Papandrea from Made Up Stories. A search for a director is underway, HBO said. 

Kerry Washington, left, and Reese Witherspoon will be stars and executive producers of a limited series based on Celeste Ng's book.
Kerry Washington, left, and Reese Witherspoon will be stars and executive producers of a limited series based on Celeste Ng's book. (Jean Baptise-Lacroix / Getty Images; Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)

Hulu has landed “Little Fires Everywhere,” a limited series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington based on the book of the same name. 

Witherspoon’s company Hello Sunshine will produce the series — its first venture as a studio —  along with Washington’s Simpson Street and ABC Signature Studios. 

Celeste Ng’s novel “Little Fires Everywhere” follows “picture-perfect” Elena Richardson and a newcomer to her Cleveland suburb, the enigmatic Mia Warren. As Elena’s children become drawn to Mia and her daughter, Pearl, Elena becomes determined to uncover Mia’s mysterious past. 

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James Levine is out at the Met.
James Levine is out at the Met. (Michael Dwyer)

The Metropolitan Opera of New York has fired conductor James Levine, announcing the move Monday after finding “credible evidence that Mr. Levine had engaged in sexually abusive and harassing conduct.” 

The Met launched its investigation after the New York Times reported in December allegations of sexual abuse. The Times’ story Monday of Levine’s firing reported that the opera company said it had interviewed 70 people before terminating Levine.

Here is the full text of the Met’s statement, posted at the close of business Monday:

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#MeToo activist Tarana Burke is slated to speak at the United State of Women summit in May.
#MeToo activist Tarana Burke is slated to speak at the United State of Women summit in May. (Stephanie Strasburg / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via Associated Press)

In 2016, the feminist organization United State of Women staged its first summit in Washington, D.C.

Held in partnership with the White House Council on Women and Girls and featuring Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey, the summit brought together 5,000 women, girls and allies to discuss issues ranging from entrepreneurship to violence against women. 

In May, USOW will reconvene the movement in L.A.

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How’s Taylor Swift dealing with her mega-fame? That’s a “Delicate” question.

Perhaps the more appropriate inquiry is, what would it be like if TayTay didn’t exist?

The pop star — or yet another version of her — ponders that concept in her new music video for “Delicate,” the latest single off her juggernaut 2017 album, “Reputation.”