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The real story behind ‘The Current War,’ about Edison, Tesla and Westinghouse

The real story behind ‘The Current War,’ about Edison, Tesla and Westinghouse

Yes, children really were hired to collect stray dogs for electrocution experiments to help determine which electric system would power the modern world. This is one of many events in the true story behind “The Current War,” a historical drama that recreates the battle of technology and ideas that pit Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse…MORE

Singer Maggie Rogers stands up to heckler who told her to take her top off

Singer Maggie Rogers stands up to heckler who told her to take her top off

After being heckled on stage and told to “free the nips” at a Texas concert on Saturday, singer Maggie Rogers voiced her anger about the harassment and shared a message of strength. “I step on stage every night and give every part of me,” the singer posted on Instagram on Sunday. “And my community shows…MORE

Kate Beckinsale has alerted everyone that she looks exactly like Ryan Reynolds

Kate Beckinsale has alerted everyone that she looks exactly like Ryan Reynolds

Kate Beckinsale thinks she looks exactly like Ryan Reynolds. And now that we’ve all seen it, you kind of can’t unsee it. The British actress stopped by “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” and mentioned her resemblance with the “Deadpool” star. “I look exactly like Ryan Reynolds,” Beckinsale told Fallon. “Like, in a shocking way.…MORE

Natalie Portman loved the ‘Baby-Sitters Club’ books, too

Natalie Portman loved the ‘Baby-Sitters Club’ books, too

Natalie Portman just proved she’s an ’80s baby. The “Thor” actress basically lost her mind when she received a signed “Baby-Sitters Club” book, with a special note written by the author herself, Ann M. Martin. “Today was a VERY IMPORTANT day for me,” Portman wrote on Instagram. “I read every single Babysitter’s Club book when…MORE

Lori Harvey arrested after hit-and-run accident

Lori Harvey arrested after hit-and-run accident

Lori Harvey, a model and the stepdaughter of comedian and television host Steve Harvey, was arrested over the weekend after a single vehicle car accident, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department. She received a misdemeanor hit-and-run citation, BHPD Sgt . James Keenaghan told CNN, for allegedly hitting a parked vehicle around 9 p.m. Sunday…MORE

‘Daybreak’ and ‘Looking for Alaska’ unleash streaming teen troubles

‘Daybreak’ and ‘Looking for Alaska’ unleash streaming teen troubles

Every demographic gets its own slice of the streaming pie, but teenagers remain one of the highest-profile niches. Enter a pair of series devoted to teen troubles, Hulu’s “Looking for Alaska,” adapted from a young-adult novel; and Netflix’s “Daybreak,” a strange construct set in a post-apocalyptic world. “Looking for Alaska” clearly wants to be Hulu’s…MORE

‘Catherine the Great’ crowns Helen Mirren (again) for regal miniseries

‘Catherine the Great’ crowns Helen Mirren (again) for regal miniseries

The chance to see Helen Mirren play another queen (OK, empress) is incentive enough to watch “Catherine the Great,” a four-part British-American miniseries airing stateside on HBO. The fascinating history of Russia’s longest-serving female monarch, court intrigue and lusty bodice-ripping merely seal the deal. A little disorienting at first, “Catherine” essentially opens in the middle…MORE

Kim and Kanye West renew vows and are done having kids

Kim and Kanye West renew vows and are done having kids

No more babies for Kim and Kanye West. At least that’s what she said on Sunday’s episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” which included the birth of their fourth child, son Psalm, via surrogate. “I feel so complete,” Kim Kardashian West said. “I really do feel like 4 is the perfect number for me.”…MORE

Shay Mitchell gives birth to first child

Shay Mitchell gives birth to first child

Shay Mitchell is now a pretty little mama. The star of “Pretty Little Liars” and “You” announced the arrival of her first child Sunday on her official Instagram account. Mitchell posted a photo showing her holding the hand of her newborn. “Never letting go,” the caption read. The 32-year-old actress and her 38-year-old boyfriend Matte…MORE