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The actor, once known for romantic comedies, has taken on darker roles of late — including as a potentially dangerous version of himself in HBO’s “The Undoing.”

The “Grey’s Anatomy” showrunner explains how they pulled off that season-opening shocker — and why Katherine Heigl didn’t get the sendoff fans wanted.

TV highlights for Nov. 29-Dec. 5 include a “Masterpiece” retrospective plus holiday specials with Mariah Carey, Dolly Parton and BTS.

With his documentary “76 Days,” Hao Wu offers a deeply personal look at what happened in Wuhan hospitals at the height of China’s COVID-19 crisis. He explains how he made the movie.

Holiday Movies

2020: Just sayin’ — the year doesn’t automatically bring to mind happy thoughts as we head into the home stretch. But with films featuring Viola Davis and a Black Pixar star, this holiday season’s film releases may provide some comfort and, possibly, reasons to be thankful.

Moviegoing will be different this Thanksgiving, but with high quality titles set for release and coming soon there’s still plenty of things to be grateful about.

“Saturday Night Live” axed musical guest Morgan Wallen in October after he was caught partying mask-free. Now the country artist is booked for Dec. 5.

While so many people will do Thanksgiving on Zoom this year, I’m going cold turkey on digital connection and finding other ways to honor those I miss.

Reggaeton star Bad Bunny didn’t perform at Sunday’s American Music Awards after he was diagnosed with COVID-19. His rep says he’s ‘OK.’

As if this holiday season wasn’t surreal enough: Alex Prager’s hyper-real sculptural installation at LACMA memorializes the office holiday party.

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Broadway musicals, including ‘Jagged Little Pill’ and ‘Hamilton,’ are back for a day in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

This week’s offerings: Jefferson Mays’ “Christmas Carol,” Patrick Stewart and Ruth Negga reciting Shakespeare sonnets, plus “Nurse Heroes Live!”

The stage director and spiritual seeker of “My Dinner With Andre” ruminates on his life and old age in his first book, “This Is Not My Memoir.”

Arnold Schoenberg’s sacrilegious “Pierrot Lunaire” foretold a distortion of reality that has never left us.

Social media platform Parler looks like it was designed by a pharmaceutical firm and sounds like a symphony composed of one note: conspiracy theory.

Our plague year is an opportunity to see, at last, one of the hidden truths of America’s founding: the great suffering of the Native people.

Looking for socially distanced things to do this holiday weekend? Here’s a list, including some sights to enjoy from the safety of your car.

L.A. Phil earns two nominations for its Ives symphony cycle, and a UCLA professor and student choir also score Grammy love in classical categories.

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  1. Black Friday shoppers line up in stores and bombard retailers’ websites to snag a Sony Playstation 5 or an Xbox Series X by rival Microsoft Corp.

  1. Former NBA star Paul Pierce has listed his massive Calabasas mansion, complete with a Boston Celtics-themed basketball court, for $11 million.