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Diddy wants to buy the Carolina Panthers — and go down in the history books in the process.

“There are no majority African American NFL owners. Let’s make history,” he tweeted Sunday night after current Panthers owner Jerry Richardson made it known he’d be putting the franchise on the market. 

“I will be the best NFL owner that you can imagine,” the music and fashion mogul, a.k.a. Sean Combs, explained in a video on Instagram. “I will immediately address the Colin Kaepernick situation and put him in the running for next year's starting quarterback.”

  • TV
  • Late-night
Tavis Smiley in 2015.
Tavis Smiley in 2015. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Tavis Smiley called out PBS on Monday for making what he calls “a huge mistake” when it stopped distributing his show over allegations of sexual misconduct against him. 

“I'm going to do anything to protect my reputation,” Smiley said on “Good Morning America.”

PBS didn’t take the host’s morning-show offensive sitting down.

  • Celebrity
Princess Charlotte photographed in Berlin on July 19, 2017.
Princess Charlotte photographed in Berlin on July 19, 2017. (Chris Jackson / Getty Images)

2018 is shaping up to be a big year for Britain’s Princess Charlotte.

The wee royal will not only gain a new sibling in April and a new aunt in May, she’ll also begin her academic career by attending nursery school this January.

The 2-year-old princess, fourth in line to the British throne, will attend Willcocks Nursery School in London in the new year, Kensington Palace announced on Monday.

Stephen Colbert has ridden anti-Trump sentiment to the top of the late-night pack. And in just a few weeks, he’ll expand his empire of presidential mockery to Showtime. 

On Monday, the premium cable network announced that “Our Cartoon President,” an animated parody series inspired by a popular running bit on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” will debut on Feb. 11. 

Executive produced by Colbert and “Late Show” showrunner Chris Licht, “Our Cartoon President” will “follow the tru-ish misadventures of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, and his merry band of advisors and family members” and offer an “all-access look at a typical day in the life of the President of the United States,” according to Showtime. 

  • Celebrity
Amber Tamblyn and Rose McGowan
Amber Tamblyn and Rose McGowan (Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images, left; Dia Dipasupil / Getty Images, right)

Actress Amber Tamblyn has called out her friend Rose McGowan for criticizing the women reportedly planning a fashion-fueled protest at the Golden Globes.

McGowan, who is chief among those accusing producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct and assault, called out the women who worked with the disgraced producer, including Meryl Streep, for saying they would wear black at the upcoming award show to protest gender inequality and sexual assault.

In Saturday tweets that have since been removed, the “Charmed” alum wrote: “Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest. YOUR SILENCE is THE problem.

  • Birthdays
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Truthfully, I'm just more experienced. I can get to places — and I'm talking in actor-speak now — but I can get to where I need to get faster now. I can understand when it's off, and I know it quicker; I know the signals and I'm better at redirecting it. But my approach is still the same. I've always liked to mix it up a bit.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Brad Pitt's double play

  • Birthdays
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 I don't know who you think I am, but I audition for every part I get, almost across the board. If it's a part in a Steve McQueen movie with Michael Fassbender in it and Brad Pitt's producing it — odds are I'm not the only girl in town who wants that part, which means I'm going to have to fight like a lady haggling over a shoe at a Barneys sale. I'm going to have to be ready to put some elbows in some eyes.

  • Arts
  • TV
  • Movies
  • Politics
Anita Hill speaks about Hollywood sexual harassment at UTA on Dec. 8, 2017.
Anita Hill speaks about Hollywood sexual harassment at UTA on Dec. 8, 2017. (Willy Sanjuan / Associated Press)

A newly formed commission comprised of top Hollywood executives has chosen Anita Hill to chair its efforts to combat sexual harassment across the entertainment industry, it was announced Friday.

A powerhouse committee including studio, talent agency and guild leaders from across the film, television, digital and music industries attended the meeting convened by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, Nike Foundation Co-Chair Maria Eitel, attorney Nina Shaw and venture capitalist and activist Freada Kapor Klein.

Among those involved in the new effort to create “safer, fairer, more equitable and accountable workplaces” in Hollywood are Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos, Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, Atlantic Records Chair and COO Julie Greenwald, William Morris Endeavor Co-CEO Ari Emanuel, Creative Artists Agency Co-Chairman Bryan Lourd, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences CEO Dawn Hudson and SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris.

  • Birthdays
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As a person of color, with every role I play, I carry a certain amount of responsibility to my community. There's no denying the fact that, whether you want to be or not, you're forced into being a role model because there are so few to look to. Today, there's a real sense of pride that runs through the community when one of our own makes it.

(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Months before Disney moved to purchase much of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox media company, it made a foray into bringing a Fox product to life.

In May, Disney opened Pandora — the World of Avatar in Animal Kingdom at the Orlando, Fla., resort of Walt Disney World.

The theme park is built in the universe of “Avatar,” James Cameron’s blockbuster film (and soon-to-be film series), and aims to immerse visitors in the fictional world of Pandora, with its overriding themes of conservation and exploration.