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Actress Yara Shahidi.
Actress Yara Shahidi. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Actresses Yara Shahidi, Amy Schumer, Connie Britton, Olivia Wilde and Skai Jackson will speak at the March for Our Lives Los Angeles rally this weekend, organizers announced Wednesday.

The women will join singer Charlie Puth and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday for the inaugural demonstration to honor the 17 lives lost in the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting last month and demand immediate action on gun-violence prevention.

“We are witnessing our generation, actively come together, in a global conversation, demanding action from lawmakers to invest in and assure our right to safety,” said “black-ish” and “grown-ish” star Shahidi in a statement. 

Olivia de Havilland, shown in 2006.
Olivia de Havilland, shown in 2006. (Reed Saxon / Associated Press)

Hollywood legend Olivia de Havilland is awaiting an appellate court’s decision on her “Feud” lawsuit with “patience and forbearance,” the 101-year-old actress said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday.

The two-time Oscar winner’s case against FX Networks and Ryan Murphy Productions over her unauthorized depiction in the FX docudrama “Feud: Bette and Joan” was heard in a California Court of Appeal on Tuesday as attorneys for each side made oral arguments as to whether the case should head to trial.

“Based on the probing questions from the panel, we believe that the justices understand the great importance of this case for the industry and for the rights of celebrities,” De Havilland’s attorney, Suzelle M. Smith, said in Wednesday’s statement.

"Stranger Things" stars Millie Bobby Brown, left, and Gaten Matarazzo.
"Stranger Things" stars Millie Bobby Brown, left, and Gaten Matarazzo. (Valerie Macon / AFP/Getty Images)

The “Stranger Things” kids did a pretty sweet thing for one down-on-his-luck fan.

No, buddy, you’re not in the Upside Down. This is real life.

Stars Millie Bobby Brown and Gaten Matarazzo sent fortifying tweets to super-fan Aaron Alambat, who was lonesome at his “Stranger Things”-themed birthday bash.

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  • Late-night

Jimmy Kimmel has revealed so much of himself in the past few months, and now the late-night host has found a way to share even more.

Like, a lot more. 

On Tuesday night’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the host made good on a promise he made to Katie Couric two years ago: that she could accompany him to his first colonoscopy. 

Robin Williams and Pam Dawber as their TV characters Mork and Mindy in 1978.
Robin Williams and Pam Dawber as their TV characters Mork and Mindy in 1978. (ABC Photo Archives / Getty Images)

Back in the day — that day being the 1970s — Robin Williams had a certain “magic” with workplace behavior that now would be considered far from appropriate. 

At least that’s according to Pam Dawber, his costar on the TV series “Mork & Mindy.”

“I had the grossest things done to me — by him. And I never took offense,” Dawber says in a new book excerpt obtained by the Daily Mail. “I mean, I was flashed, humped, bumped, grabbed. I think he probably did it to a lot of people … but it was so much fun.”

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(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

I think I could play evil characters, but the way this business works is, if you're successful at something, everybody wants you to keep doing it again — you know: 'Let's get that Ferris Bueller guy.' A couple of times I've been sent evil characters, but even then, they're usually lovable boyish types who happen to murder women.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: A Little Song, a Little Dance

  • Movies
The trailer for the Mr. Rogers documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor."

Focus Features’ upcoming documentary about Fred Rogers is trying to put audiences deep in their feelings and taking no prisoners in the process.

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” delves into the life of the man who invited the entire world to his neighborhood and spent more than three decades teaching children about life, death and all that comes in between.

“If you take all the elements that make good television and do the exact opposite, you have ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,’” series producer Margy Whitmer says in the trailer.

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Kim Campbell, widow of Glen Campbell, says she never kept the musician’s children from visiting their father while he was alive. And as for the will that shut out three of his eight kids, well, that was their dad’s choice, she says. 

“It's a nightmare to have people on the internet threatening to kill you because they think that you're this horrible person that wouldn't let people visit, which is totally false,” Kim told “Inside Edition” on Monday. 

The Campbell family has been roiled with lawsuits before and since Glen’s death in August 2017. Last week, Kim sued the estate for reimbursement of more than a half-million dollars in expenses she incurred while caring for her husband when he had Alzheimer’s. 


Freeform has released a new trailer for “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger,” revealing more details about the story driving the upcoming teen superhero show. 

The trailer plays up the connection between Olivia Holt’s Tandy Bowen (Dagger) and Aubrey Joseph’s Tyrone Johnson (Cloak), setting them up as a “divine pairing.” Although according to the ominous voiceover, “one will live and one will die.”

But even Tandy and Ty themselves note how the universe keeps both pushing them together and pulling them apart. 

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Posted by Garth Brooks on Monday, March 19, 2018

Country star Garth Brooks has joined Broadway luminaries Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt in sharing a new song ahead of the March for Our Lives anti-gun rally set for Saturday in Washington, D.C., and across the country. 

Brooks debuted the unreleased song, which he didn’t name, in a new feature called Primetime during his recurring “Inside Studio G” session Monday night on Facebook.

The country star shared some details of the march (starting around the 24:30 mark in the video above) and addressed an open letter from Parkland, Fla., student Emma González, a March for Our Lives organizer, to talk about how he feels this march matters for the future.