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Kate Gosselin to search for love on new series ‘Kate Plus Date’

Kate Gosselin to search for love on new series ‘Kate Plus Date’

August 1, 2018


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Oh great, more from “Kate Plus 8.” Kate Gosselin is set to star on a new TLC reality series, “Kate Plus Date,” that centers on her search to find love eight years after her divorce, People reported. “I’m nervous, I’m excited, and I’m forcing myself to do this,” Gosselin told the magazi...

Williams-Paisley makes a strong case for ‘Darrow & Darrow’

Williams-Paisley makes a strong case for ‘Darrow & Darrow’

July 23, 2018


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Kimberly Williams-Paisley weighed all the evidence, talked to all the pertinent people and finally passed judgment. She ruled in favor of playing legal eagle and master mom Claire Darrow again in the Hallmark Movie and Mysteries movie “Darrow & Darrow: In the Key of Murder.” The cable production, whi...

Fox renews ‘Empire’ for a fifth season

Fox renews ‘Empire’ for a fifth season

July 9, 2018


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“Empire” is returning for a fifth season, Fox announced Wednesday. The popular drama, created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, is one of the season’s top broadcast dramas among adults ages 18-to-49, Fox said. Its fourth season, which has four episodes remaining, had the second-largest audienc...

The ‘Infinity War’ question: Is alluding to a new movie’s controversial end over the spoiler line?

The ‘Infinity War’ question: Is alluding to a new movie’s controversial end over the spoiler line?

July 6, 2018


Filed under Activities, Entertainment, Fiction, Movies, Television

Can we please talk about film review spoilers without spoiling anything for anybody? Can we respect even the most spoiler-sensitive wishes on this one? We can do that. Can’t we? I’m bad. Already I’m having a hard time playing this one straight. It’s all I can do to ROSEBUD IS THE SLED refrain...

The Simpsons’ response to Apu criticism sparks backlash

The Simpsons’ response to Apu criticism sparks backlash

July 3, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Fiction, Television

It’s been five months since a documentary sparked a national conversation on the polarizing “Simpsons” character Apu, and the long-running Fox sitcom has finally addressed the controversy — though not all are impressed. Comedian Hari Kondabolu premiered in November “The Problem with Apu,” a...

HBO’s ‘Westworld’ to return for a third season

HBO’s ‘Westworld’ to return for a third season

June 27, 2018


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Just a few weeks after its return, HBO has renewed its futuristic theme-park drama “Westworld” for a third season. The series explores Westworld, a Wild West-themed amusement park where artificial consciousness is a reality, giving life to mechanical beings. Hosts in the park live repeated narrative...

Capsule reviews of feature films

Capsule reviews of feature films

June 17, 2018


Filed under Books, Entertainment, Fiction, Movies, On Netflix, Television

BEIRUT. 3 stars. Well-acted, well written thriller about a bitter, failed diplomat (Jon Hamm) recalled to Lebanon during its civil war to negotiate a hostage exchange, a dangerous and complex affair involving competing factions within the U.S. contingent (Rosamund Pike, Shea Whigham, Dean Norris), mili...

Christina Aguilera compares her stint on ‘The Voice’ to a ‘churning hamster wheel’

June 12, 2018


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The Voice,” as its title implies, is supposed to be about singing and nothing else. That’s why “blind auditions” are employed with the coaches’ rotating chairs turned away from the stage as contestants are chosen strictly from what the coaches hear. Not so, said former coach Christina Aguilera ...

John Lasseter’s six-month leave of absence is almost up — but return to Pixar not likely

John Lasseter’s six-month leave of absence is almost up — but return to Pixar not likely

June 10, 2018


Filed under Activities, Entertainment, Fiction, Movies, Television, Top Stories

Pixar and Disney animation head John Lasseter’s six-month leave of absence is coming to end as more allegations about inappropriate behavior — including his treatment of women and credit-hogging — have come to light. Longtime colleagues claim in a piece published by The Hollywood Reporter Wedne...

Eve Myles does double duty with ‘Keeping Faith’

Eve Myles does double duty with ‘Keeping Faith’

May 28, 2018


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The latest work for Eve Myles, the series “Keeping Faith” on the streaming service Acorn TV, gave her two opportunities to play the same character. That’s not so odd, as actors do that all the time, whether it is in a series or even a movie sequel. But what made the double duty so interesting for...

Rachel McAdams says ‘Disobedience’ sex scene with Rachel Weisz was better than with any male actor

Rachel McAdams says ‘Disobedience’ sex scene with Rachel Weisz was better than with any male actor

May 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Fiction, Movies, National, Television

Rachel McAdams’ sex scene in her new movie was unlike any she’d shot before — and not just because it was a woman. In “Disobedience,” McAdams plays Esti Kuperman, the married Orthodox Jewish woman who falls in love with Ronit Krushka (Rachel Weisz). The movie, based on the novel of the same...

White House Correspondents’ Dinner and the ‘Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump’: What a difference seven years make

White House Correspondents’ Dinner and the ‘Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump’: What a difference seven years make

May 25, 2018


Filed under Television

After another White House Correspondents’ Dinner in which an up-and-coming comic has been criticized for going too far, it’s worth considering what has changed about the lengths a comedian can go in their criticism of the Trump administration, which, as a reflection of its leader, continues to be re...

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