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Bill Nunn, Radio Raheem of Spike Lee's 'Do the Right Thing,' dies at 63

latimes.com — Bill Nunn, a character actor best known for his portrayal of Radio Raheem in director Spike Lee 's 1989 film "Do the Right Thing," has died. He was 63. Nunn's wife, Donna, confirmed his death to the Associated Press and said he had been battling cancer.

Stanley 'Buckwheat' Dural Jr., accordionist and leader of Buckwheat Zydeco, dies at 68

latimes.com — Accordionist, bandleader and New Orleans music icon Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr. of Buckwheat Zydeco has died. He was 68. His death was confirmed by the band's manager and frequent collaborator, Ted Fox, who wrote on the Buckwheat Zydeco's Facebook page that Dural had died early Saturday morning.

Box office: 'Magnificent Seven' remake rides to the top spot in its debut

latimes.com — Antoine Fuqua's remake of the classic 1960 western "The Magnificent Seven" may not have lived up to its name with the critics, but the film still got off to a strong start at the box office.

'West Wing' stars to reunite for Clinton campaign in Ohio

latimes.com — If endorsements from fictional political figures carry as much weight as real ones, Hillary Clinton has picked up a big one for her campaign in Ohio this weekend Stars from beloved political drama "The West Wing" will come together again in Sandusky, Toledo and Cleveland in support of the Democratic nominee in the swing state.

In an effort to fix its diversity problem, CBS orders new half-hour comedy based on 'Superior Donuts'

latimes.com — A little more than a month after coming under fire for its absence of minority leads on its fall schedule, CBS has ordered a new comedy that features an African American actor in a co-lead role. The network announced that the half-hour series, "Superior Donuts," will be added to its schedule for the 2016-17 season.

FX renews new comedies 'Atlanta' and 'Better Things' for second seasons

latimes.com — After enjoying a big night at Sunday's Emmys Awards, FX announced second-season renewals for its two new half-hour comedies, "Atlanta" and "Better Things." Created by writer and one-time "Community" star Donald Glover, "Atlanta" follows two cousins trying to make it in the city's hip-hop scene.

Actor James Stacy, star of 1960s Western 'Lancer,' dies

latimes.com — Actor James Stacy, best known for portraying the title role in the late 1960s Western TV series "Lancer," has died in Ventura. He was 79 years old. The actor died Sept. 9 from an allergic reaction to medication, Variety reported. Born Maurice W. Elias in Los Angeles, Stacy worked steadily in television during the 1960s.

Jimmy Kimmel, Julia Louis-Dreyfus acknowledge a divisive election year as the Emmys get political

rep-am.com — This year's Emmys were much more than just glamour, statues and self-congratulations. The impact of this year's national election, with all its divisiveness and acrimony, received more than its share of attention. Host Jimmy Kimmel got the political ball rolling right away in the ceremony's pre-taped opening.

Jimmy Kimmel, Julia Louis-Dreyfus acknowledge a divisive election year as the Emmys get political

latimes.com — This year's Emmys were much more than just glamour, statues and self-congratulations. The impact of this year's national election, with all its divisiveness and acrimony, received more than its share of attention. Host Jimmy Kimmel got the political ball rolling right away in the ceremony's pre-taped opening.

The Emmys in Overrated/Underrated: 'Catastophe' is a worthy underdog; 'People v. O.J.' v. reality

latimes.com — Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney for 'Catastrophe': Perhaps hampered by a viewing home that's better known for its political dramas and premium shipping than scripted imports, this Amazon-via-the-U.K. show is one of the most consistently funny half-hour comedies on TV. It elevates the romantic comedy genre by mixing frank sexuality with a surprisingly sensitive portrayal of a relationship.
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Sep 24, 2016

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Sep 23, 2016

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Sep 21, 2016

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