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Two-time Oscar-winning actress Olivia de Havilland is suing FX and producer Ryan Murphy..
Two-time Oscar-winning actress Olivia de Havilland is suing FX and producer Ryan Murphy.. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Olivia de Havilland’s lawsuit over the unauthorized use of her identity in “Feud: Bette and Joan” will continue next month.

Oral arguments in the veteran actress’ case against FX and “Feud” producer Ryan Murphy have been set for March 20.

However, the arguments as to whether the case should advance won’t be heard in a traditional courtroom. They’ll instead be carried out at USC’s law school so that students can watch the procedure, according to De Havilland’s attorneys. The hearing is still as official as if it were held in the courthouse.

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Janelle Monáe attends the Los Angeles premiere of "Black Panther" on Jan. 29.
Janelle Monáe attends the Los Angeles premiere of "Black Panther" on Jan. 29. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images)

Janelle Monáe’s fourth full-length album is coming.

A gritty visual teaser for “Dirty Computer,” which Monáe is calling “an emotion picture,” debuted Friday, offering glimpses of futuristic domiciles, violent riots and various love interests.

“They drained us of our dirt and all the things that made us special,” she says in the trailer. “And then you were lost, sleeping, and you didn’t remember anything at all.”

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“The Karate Kid” stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka are going toe-to-toe — again — in the forthcoming “Cobra Kai” TV series.

In a teaser to the YouTube Red original series posted online Thursday, the stars of the 1984 martial arts franchise reignite their storied rivalry. Johnny Lawrence, the former high school bully played by Zabka, has gone the way of Pat Morita’s Mr. Miyagi by opening his own dojo. It’s called Cobra Kai and its students learn the way of the fist — but Macchio’s Daniel LaRusso isn’t having it with Johnny’s “no mercy” tactics.

“Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso aren’t the same people they were in high school — but their rivalry hasn’t changed one bit. The Karate Kid saga continues,” reads the synopsis.

Jill Soloway and Jeffrey Tambor at the Emmy Awards in 2016.
Jill Soloway and Jeffrey Tambor at the Emmy Awards in 2016. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Jeffrey Tambor, whose removal from the show “Transparent” in connection with sexual harassment allegations was confirmed Thursday, says Amazon Studios never discussed those charges with him as part of a “deeply flawed” investigation that led to his dismissal. 

“I am profoundly disappointed in Amazon’s handling of these false accusations against me,” he said Thursday afternoon in a statement. 

In November, as the #MeToo campaign was gathering steam, two transgender women — one his former assistant, the other an actress on “Transparent” — made accusations of harassment. At the time, Tambor apologized and defended himself, saying adamantly that he was not a predator.

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(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Regardless of theology, or however you see life, or relate to worshiping God — as an artist, my job is to tell the truth and then try to connect with these characters and people as honestly and deeply as possible.

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux in 2015.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux in 2015. (Vince Bucci / Associated Press)

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have separated, they said Thursday in a public announcement designed to lessen any “further speculation” by what they called the “gossip industry.”

The decision to break up was made at the end of last year and the two remain good friends, they said in their joint statement. 

The Hollywood twosome met in May 2011, got engaged in August 2012 and married three years later in a surprise August 2015 ceremony.

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Jeffrey Tambor in 2016.
Jeffrey Tambor in 2016. (Christina House / For The Times)

Jeffrey Tambor is officially gone from “Transparent,” Amazon Studios’ breakout transgender-themed series, the studio confirmed Thursday to The Times. 

The move doesn’t exactly come as a surprise.

“Given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set, I don’t see how I can return to ‘Transparent,’” Tambor said in November after one transgender woman and then another accused him of sexual harassment — allegations he denied. An investigation was promptly launched. 

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(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Lots of times the main story we talk about is pretty irrelevant to the week, but pretty relevant, we would argue, to the concept of being alive.

EDC Las Vegas returns May 18-20.
EDC Las Vegas returns May 18-20. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

In recent years, EDC Las Vegas made some small but meaningful moves to put women on the main stage of its flagship event. In 2016, Anna Lunoe was the first female solo act to play to its biggest crowds (Alison Wonderland and Krewella also have appeared there solo and as part of mixed ensembles).

But this year, after debates about gender equality and inequities roiled the entertainment business, it looks likely to be another dude-heavy round on the kineticFIELD.

EDC Las Vegas announced the complete lineup Thursday morning for its May 18-20 flagship, with many long-familiar faces from past events: Diplo, Tiesto, Kygo, Zedd and Kaskade among them (the official stages and set-time lists have yet to be unveiled). 

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Cartoon Network has announced the premiere date for its new original series, “Craig of the Creek.” 

Co-created by “Steven Universe” alums Matt Burnett and Ben Levin, “Craig of the Creek” follows Craig and his best friends, Kelsey and J.P., through their after-school adventures around their neighborhood creek. 

The animated show is scheduled to make its television debut with a double premiere event on March 30. Additional new episodes will air on Mondays and Fridays during the spring. But fans can catch “Craig of the Creek” in advance of its TV premiere through the Cartoon Network app and video on demand.