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American Studies Major
Journalism, Ethics and Democracy & Gender Studies Minor
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Scene (& Sports for a Semester) Writer for The Observer
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"Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical" director Matthew Warchus didn't particularly enjoy school until he got to university, and that's when he discovered what he wanted to do with his life.
When actress Lashana Lynch took on the role of Miss Honey in Netflix's "Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical," she found herself immersed in the part in ways she didn't quite expect. "I stepped so far into Miss Honey that I started to worry about the children's mental health," she told TheWrap in a recent interview, referring to the contentious dynamic between Miss Honey and Emma Thompson's evil Miss Trunchbull.
Actress and singer Naomi Ackie credits dialect coaches Tangela Large, Bridgette Jackson and Denise Woods with helping her immerse herself in the voice of the one and only Whitney Houston for the biopic "Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody," and says nailing down Houston's speaking voice was the key to inhabiting the role - especially since Ackie is English.
Netflix's "Firefly Lane" captures a friendship that transcends the obstacles of distance, age and time as well as all kinds of rifts, arguments and betrayals ( for the most part).
A core musical moment in Sean Anders' Apple TV+ "Christmas Carol" riff "Spirited" involves Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell repeatedly hurling the same insult at strangers set to song and dance in Dickensian London, and as it turns out, the whole thing was Reynolds' idea.
Producer of "Something From Tiffany's" Lauren Neustadter credits costars Kendrick Sampson ("Insecure") and Zoey Deutch ("Not Okay," "Set It Up"), as well as casting director Ronna Kress, with transforming the story of the film, adapted from Melissa Hill's book that came out over a decade ago.
When "Firefly Lane" co-executive producer and author of the novel Kristin Hannah met with the TV adaptation's creator Maggie Friedman, she gave her two pointers on the core of the story, which chronicles the ever-evolving friendship between quirky, methodical Kate Mularkey (Sarah Chalke) and bold, ambitious Tallulah 'Tully' Hart.
Opposites often attract in the best of friendships, and that's true of the sweeping tale of Tully Hart (Katherine Heigl) and Kate Mularkey (Sarah Chalke) in the Netflix series "Firefly Lane," adapted from the bestselling novel by Kristin Hannah.
"Firefly Lane" Season 2 Part 1 marks the beginning of the end of the Netflix series' adaptation of Kristin Hannah's best-selling 2008 novel, closing on quite the cliffhanger before we see how the story ends in Part 2 sometime in 2023. And for creator Maggie Friedman, this was the ideal way to close out this adaptation.
"The School for Good and Evil" author Soman Chainani took inspiration for his narration point of view from the one and only Taylor Swift. "I, growing up was super over-emotional, especially when it came to romance and boys and all those things," he told TheWrap in an interview.
After Netflix released its adaptation of "The School for Good and Evil," author of the bestselling book series Soman Chainani is hopeful a sequel film is possible, but he noted a decision likely won't be made for some time. "There's no news either way.
"The School for Good and Evil" author Soman Chainani had the chance to step into the world (and castle) he constructed in a creative cameo appearance similar to that of Jenny Han in the adaptations of two of her beloved trilogies "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" and "The Summer I Turned Pretty."
Before donning Superman's cape once more, Henry Cavill reprised a different, but also well-known role with quite the fandom - Sherlock Holmes. In Netflix's "Enola Holmes 2," Cavill portrays Sherlock, but as seen through the lens of his younger sister Enola (Millie Bobby Brown), who stars in the sequel.
Jemele Hill's memoir "Uphill" just came out, but she has yet another major project on the horizon: a documentary about professional football player Colin Kaepernick that she is producing. And she predicts when the film is released, "a lot" of people will be embarrassed by how they treated Kaepernick.
Journalist Jemele Hill takes no satisfaction in having called former president Donald Trump a white supremacist ahead of the curve. "While, I guess on one hand, you could I guess say that I should take some level of 'I told you so' into this, I don't really see it that way," Hill told TheWrap during a recent interview.
Sports columnist and broadcaster Jemele Hill would still choose journalism as a job today even knowing what she knows now, but when it comes to the state of journalism, she's disappointed. "Writing and storytelling is all I ever wanted to do.
As if the ending of "Enola Holmes 2" isn't complicated enough, the film's post-credits scene sets up an entirely new wrinkle to the franchise - albeit an exciting one. For context, Sherlock battles a sense of loneliness throughout the film, and Enola recognizes this.
"Enola Holmes 2" ends by pulling out all the stops. The Sherlock siblings collide when their cases overlap, something Sherlock reveals about halfway through the film, and there is not one but two antagonists who reveal themselves at the end of the movie.
"The Storied Life of AJ Fikry" is the first of Gabrielle Zevin's novels to be adapted for English-language movie theaters (and is now streaming on Prime Video).
For "Lyle, Lyle Crocodile" star Winslow Fegley, the main reason folks should see the adaptation of the beloved children's book is, put simply, it makes you happy. "I guess I think that when you watch 'Lyle,' and when you see the movie, it's so happy.
Showrunner and co-creator Attica Locke repeatedly persuaded her sister Tembi to write down her one-of-a-kind love story in memoir form, which eventually became the New York Times bestselling book "From Scratch," and now that memoir is a tremendously popular Netflix series.
In cinematographer James Kniest's eyes, psychology is the hidden element that makes a show like "The Midnight Club" spooky, along with other more obvious ingredients like a haunted hospice house, spiritual and religious symbols, the occult and, of course, the classic jump scare.
The new Netflix series "From Scratch" tells a fictionalized account of author Tembi Locke's real life story - one of love, loss, family, food and fighting for all of those things across multiple cultures, races and geographical locations like Los Angeles, California and Sicily, Italy.
Brett Gelman's favorite childhood film was the first "Muppets" movie, but it took him a second to narrow down his selection when TheWrap asked the "Lyle, Lyle Crocodile" star what film he was obsessed with as a kid. " Let me pick one. Well, let me pick a children's movie.
Chiara Aurelia's initial reaction to reading the script for the R-rated "Luckiest Girl Alive" film adaptation of the novel by Jessica Knoll was one of terror. But that drew her even closer to the material.
Lyle the crocodile is not meant to be judged by his exterior, just like Bernard Waber's childrens book from which he originated. If both were judged by their covers, readers and viewers would surely miss out. "We made the movie because we loved the book," said director Josh Gordon in an interview with TheWrap.
Director Lena Dunham detailed a ten-year process of getting "Catherine Called Birdy," based on her favorite book since the age of 10, made into a film. "Before I even understood that there were people whose job it was to make movies, I thought, I wish that was a movie," Dunham told TheWrap in a recent interview.
Note: The following contains spoilers for the "Luckiest Girl Alive" ending. Do not read until after you've seen the film. Just because author Jessica Knoll adapted her own book "Luckiest Girl Alive" for the Netflix movie doesn't mean she didn't make some changes - including to the ending.
Director Lena Dunham described Karen Cushman's "Catherine Called Birdy" as a work ingrained in her DNA with a world easy to bring to the screen and populate, but she did want to give the story a more hopeful ending.
After voicing a CGI singing crocodile named Lyle, Shawn Mendes definitely has dreams to act in live-action form. "It's a terrifying place because it's something I've never done truly before," the Grammy-nominated artist told TheWrap in a recent interview.
Over a month ago, Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson's new "A League of Their Own" television series premiered on Amazon Prime Video, and while no news of a renewal for a second season has been released yet, Jacobson is grateful that the work she started in 2018 has finally made it to the small screen.
"Do Revenge" was in jeopardy of losing one or both of its stars when a twist of fate allowed director Jennifer Kaitlyn Robinson to cast her dream performers. In fact, she was able to move production to Atlanta a month before filming began in order to keep Maya Hawke, who was filming "Stranger Things" Season 4 at the time, as antagonist Eleanor in the film.
Maya Hawke's role in Netflix's new teen dark comedy "Do Revenge" is nothing short of central and dynamic, but she feels the messiness of her character Eleanor reflects the realities of teen life in high school.
The Hitchcockian Netflix movie "Do Revenge" contains several twists and turns, even by "Strangers on a Train" standards. Jennifer Kaytin Robinson describes Hitchcock's classic "Strangers on a Train" as one source of inspiration for "Do Revenge," which stars Camila Mendes, Maya Hawke, Austin Abrams and many more famous young faces.
Austin Abrams' character Max Broussard in "Do Revenge" could not be more different from his role in "Euphoria" as Ethan Lewis. And for a little bit, Abrams went back and forth between shooting the new Netflix movie (now streaming) and Season 2 of Sam Levinson's HBO drama.
Though his face is now associated with Amazon Prime Video's show of the summer, "The Summer I Turned Pretty", actor Christopher Briney will also appear in TIFF's closing night film "Dalíland" alongside Sir Ben Kingsley, Barbara Sukowa, Ezra Miller, Suki Waterhouse and more. Directed by Mary Harron, from a screenplay by John C.
D'Arcy Carden knew her good friend and comedic colleague Abbi Jacobson was working on a series adaptation of "A League of Their Own," but she wasn't sure she would be involved at all. "I was so happy for [Abbi] and I had this underlying jealousy because it just was like, 'Oh, God, what a project.
"A League of Their Own" series co-creator Will Graham has big plans for Season 2 (as previously mentioned to TheWrap), and if the show continues to root itself in historical events from the real All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, there is plenty more story to tell. "We're already working on the storyboard.
Molly Ephraim rounds the bases in Prime Video's small screen adaptation of "A League of Their Own" as both an important outfielder as well as a crucial comedic actress on the team of eight women who find themselves bonded by their first season in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball Team on the Rockford Peaches.
Lili Reinhart doesn't want viewers of "Look Both Ways" to think that one of her character's split storylines is the correct choice or 'better than the other path.' "You can obviously walk away from the film thinking 'Oh, I really resonated with that path' or 'I really resonated with that one,' but we wanted to make sure that one wasn't a clear 'Ding, ding, ding!
As the few international players on the field, Lupe García (Roberta Colindrez), Jess McCready (Kelly McCormack) and Esti González (Priscilla Delgado) form a friendship that shares its ups and downs in Amazon Prime Video's "A League of Their Own."
Actress and producer Lili Reinhart wants to make clear that her latest film "Look Both Ways" champions the balance between new parenthood and career ambitions. In the Netflix film, starring Reinhart alongside "Top Gun: Maverick" breakout Danny Ramirez, Reinhart's character lives two very different lives, one of which involves the life-changing decision of carrying a pregnancy to term.
Prime Video's "A League of Their Own" tackles many themes, but one in particular that comes up, again and again, is female friendship - and that theme truly takes center stage in the series' emotional finale episode.
Honoring Penny Marshall's 1992 film, Prime Video's new "A League of Their Own" series replicates the movie's dual narrative in a new way. Carson Shaw (Abbi Jacobson) and Max Chapman (Chanté Adams) do not share the bond of sisterhood like the original film's Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty), but their love of baseball brings them together in the show and allows them to connect over their shared queer identities.
The new Prime Video series "A League of Their Own" acknowledges Penny Marshall's 1992 hit film of the same name while deepening the story. While Marshall's movie very much tackled misogynistic attitudes towards women playing baseball, it didn't have the scope of diversity that the new series establishes, especially when it comes to exploring issues related to race and sexual orientation with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League players.
Which of the stars of Ted Lasso actually play soccer in real life? Brett Goldstein, Cristo Fernández and more reveal how much of what you see onscreen is really them.
"Dead to Me" and "Sneakerella" director Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum resonated with many of the themes in the complex story of Netflix's romantic drama "Purple Hearts," but when the project first came to her, it had a radically different point of view. "The script came to me four years ago, and it was a bit different.
MAJOR SPOILER ALERT for "Where the Crawdads Sing!" If you haven't seen the movie or want to read the book, steer clear! A central question of "Where the Crawdads Sing," adapted to film from Delia Owen's popular novel, is: Who killed Chase Andrews (Harris Dickinson)?
Two foundational characters in the hit comedy series "Ted Lasso," AFC Richmond's Director of Football Operations Leslie Higgins (Jeremy Swift) and former journalist of The Independent Trent Crimm (James Lance) left off with very different endings to Season 2.
Cristo Fernández, who portrays the happy-go-lucky Dani Rojas in Apple TV+'s "Ted Lasso," has not one, but two favorite soccer scenes he has filmed so far. "The first one is when Dani Rojas first enters in the show," he told TheWrap at the Apple FYC carpet and panel discussion Monday.
When asked to descibe "Ted Lasso" Season 3 in three words, actor Toheeb Jimoh chose "growth, resolution and family." "I want to pick my three words very carefully," he said. "I think growth is a big one. Resolution is a big one, and ... family."
"Ted Lasso" last left off on quite a predicament for Keeley Jones (Juno Temple) after Jamie Tartt (Phil Dunster) told her he loved her and then Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein) tried to book a trip for them but she declined because she is about to start her own PR firm.
Comedic actor and writer Brett Goldstein, known for his role of Roy Kent in Apple TV+'s "Ted Lasso," and now the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Hercules, could see these two characters he embodies being friends. After taking time to think about it, he told TheWrap that they would do so "grudgingly."
By the end of filming "Where the Crawdads Sing," actress Daisy Edgar-Jones' co-star Taylor John Smith commented on how Jones' book looked like it had been through a paper shredder.
A CGI blue heron takes flight at the beginning of "Where the Crawdads Sing," giving viewers a glimpse of the vast wetlands in which the film adaptation of Delia Owens' novel is set. "We worked with a fantastic company," director Olivia Newman told TheWrap in a recent interview about the film.
"Where the Crawdads Sing" leveled up from its already high standing in the world of pop culture when singer/songwriter Taylor Swift announced that she had written a song that would be featured in the film adaptation. But what fans didn't know was Swift wrote the song before production on the film had even begun.
Nonprofit Outfest is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the kickoff of its 2022 edition on July 11, when the annual Los Angeles LGBTQ+ film festival will launch with new awards, programming and a lineup of over 200 screenings.
Jordan Fisher and Talia Ryder, the stars of Netflix's "Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between," agree on the very human themes present in their new rom-com. Based on Jennifer E.
Almost everyone can identify with the "make or break" moment in a relationship, which makes the new Netflix film "Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between" nearly universal in its potential reach - the film's entire plot revolves around that crucial moment.
Prime Video's "The Summer I Turned Pretty" is set to make a splash, and maybe even some waves, with author Jenny Han having adapted the first book of her beloved trilogy into a new TV series - which has already been renewed for a second season.
Another Jenny Han adaptation has officially graced the small screen. "The Summer I Turned Pretty" began streaming Friday on Amazon Prime Video. It tells the story of a love triangle between three teenagers who have known each other practically their entire lives.
As soon as filmmaker Sofia Alvarez read the Sarah Dessen novel "Along for the Ride," she immediately envisioned a movie adaptation. "I really grew up loving those summer teen movies where you could feel the weather or like you could feel the air conditioning was too cold," Alvarez told TheWrap during an interview about her film adaptation, which she wrote and directed.
In the new Netflix feature film adaptation of "Along for the Ride," based on the novel by author Sarah Dessen, stars Emma Pasarow and Belmont Cameli fell into a pretty natural rhythm of acting out their characters' budding relationship. But one thing the actor and actress were not on the same page about was the food fight scene.
For writers Kirsten King and Casey Rackham, "Crush" crucially moves past the coming out stage of queer life and into the part where those who have come out can be themselves. The co-writers, who both identify as queer, started working on the project after meeting at BuzzFeed in 2018 and starting a queer writers group.
In Hulu's new queer rom-com "Crush," actress Isabella Ferreira got the chance to fulfill a dream of hers from when she was young: playing the popular girl in school. "I've always wanted to play the popular girl just because I never saw a lot of Latinas playing that when I was younger," Ferreira told TheWrap in a recent interview about the original film, which is now streaming on Hulu.
The penultimate episode of Apple TV+'s "Pachinko" steps away from central character Sunja's narrative to give a glimpse into Hansu's past. Episode 7, directed by Kogonada and written by Ethan Kuperberg and Soo Hugh, delves deeper into the narrative of Hansu (Lee Min-ho), and TheWrap spoke with the filmmakers and Lee Min-ho about bringing the episode (which invents a new storyline not found in Min Jin Lee's source material) to life.
Lack of familiarity with the cultural context of "Pachinko" helped cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister in his approach to framing the show, which is currently rolling out new episodes weekly on Apple TV+ to critical acclaim.
The ambitious Apple TV+ series "Pachinko" took 20 historical consultants from the United States, Korea and Japan, numerous translators, seven executive producers, two directors, two directors of photography, and 637 cast members to put together - 95% of whom are Asian.
After making three "To All the Boys" movies back-to-back, actress Lana Condor wasn't exactly anti-romantic comedy but was certainly looking for something different. Enter "Moonshot," an original film that blends the sci-fi and rom-com genres to delightful effect. "I had honestly just never seen anything like [it] cross my desk," Condor told TheWrap in a recent interview about her new film.
When "Pachinko" showrunner and creator Soo Hugh was first sent the book on which the show is based while she was working on the AMC series "The Terror," her initial reaction was one of hesitation.
The first season of "The Gilded Age" has drawn to a close, but not without leaving some loose threads to pick up in Season 2.
Roberto Bentivegna, co-writer for the Ridley Scott-directed "House of Gucci," developed most of the script over Zoom when he was stuck in Colombia during the onset of the pandemic. And yet, for a virtual screenwriting experience, it went off without a hitch. "The process was very smooth," Bentivegna told TheWrap about the process of writing the script.
There is no shortage of complex female characters who stand up for their beliefs in the HBO period drama "The Gilded Age." Peggy Scott (Denée Benton) paves her own path as an aspiring Black writer and journalist.
Peggy Scott's character truly blossoms in "The Gilded Age" Episode 4, which shines a greater light on Scott's home life and in turn Black American life during the titular era. The HBO drama series hails from "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes, but actress Denée Benton previously told TheWrap that as early as the audition process she was asked for her input on the show's portrayal of Black characters.
Joey King stars as a teenager dealing with young love and loss in the new Paramount+ original film "The In Between." But this is no ordinary romance. Yes, it's a film that explores first love, but it also explores a second chance courtesy of a supernatural twist.
Actress Joey King was approached to star in the new Paramount+ original film "The In Between" - a story about first love, loss and an epic romance - before it had even been fully written. "Our writer Marc Klein came to me and my team with this idea," King told TheWrap during a recent interview.
The whimsy and imagination of a film like "The Sky Is Everywhere" is all the more impressive knowing that production took place during COVID and during California wildfire season, offering unique challenges to getting the story onscreen. "It's like two competing crises," director Josephine Decker recalled in a recent interview with TheWrap.
With a setting of late 1800s America, "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellows' new drama series "The Gilded Age" tackles racial politics in a way his previous series did not. But when it came to crafting the show's central Black character Peggy Scott, the actress filling the role was granted the opportunity to chime in when and where she felt the scripts may have fallen short.
Harper Lambert and I condensed a longer Q and A interview we conducted with "House of Gucci" costume designer Janty Yates to include in TheWrap's Below the Line Magazine before the 2022 Oscars.
"House Of Gucci," Ridley Scott's operatic drama about the assassination of fashion heir Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) by his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga), weaves a rich tapestry out of real and fabricated events. But there are no cutting corners when it comes to designing the costumes for a film about Italy's most storied fashion family.
"Scandal" alum Darby Stanchfield relied on instinct and natural cast chemistry to build out her character, Nina Locke, in the Netflix original series "Locke & Key." "For me, building Nina Locke and finding this character primarily has to do with my connection to the other actors, specifically the actors that play my kids and husband ...
As a journalist at Virginia's Roanoke Times, Beth Macy saw the devastation of America's opioid overdose epidemic - and reported on it - long before it hit the national news. As a writer and producer on Hulu's new show, "Dopesick," based on her 2018 book of the same name, she hopes the adaptation will carry a message to Americans about opioid use disorder.
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Mark Molloy has been tapped to direct "Beverly Hills Cop 4," a source confirmed to TheWrap. The latest sequel in the comedy franchise "Beverly Hills Cop" will be distributed by Netflix and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Eddie Murphy is expected to reprise his role of Axel Foley.
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson became future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson on Thursday. Vice President Kamala Harris presided over the judge's confirmation vote in the Senate, which passed 53-47. Reactions to Jackson's confirmation were mostly celebratory. Francisco J. Pelayo caught a video of Harris' reaction.
Eric Boehlert, whose media criticism has appeared in "Salon," "Daily Kos," and "Media Matters for America," has died. He was 57. Boehlert lost his life Monday night after he was struck by a train while riding his bicycle in Montclair, New Jersey, his wife confirmed to The Sun.
Hulu's "Crush" just dropped its first trailer, and let's just say the trifecta playing the three main characters is fierce. Aspiring artist Paige (Rowan Blanchard) hopes to get into art school. For her application, she has to render her happiest moment so far in life through her medium of choice.
Netflix's "XO, Kitty," the spinoff of its "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" trilogy, has started production in Seoul, South Korea, the streamer announced Tuesday. Netflix paired the production announcement with several new casting details.
Amy Schumer had a handful of jokes she had written for the Oscars that were given the "uh, no" from the show's producers, among them was one about the "Rust" shooting, which the comedian-actress tried out on an audience in her first public appearance since co-hosting the March 27 ceremony.
Music's biggest night has faced some hurdles since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the 2022 ceremony is no different. This year's Grammy Awards have been postponed from their original February date due to the omicron variant, and the reception will be taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
We've reached April Fool's Day 2022, and the varying humorous hit-or-miss gags that come along with it. From fake products, to joke marketing strategy changes to plays on what a business actually does, this year proves as full of schemes as any others. Several bird-themed jokes have taken flight today.
From Paolo Gucci in "House of Gucci" (2021) to The Joker in "Suicide Squad," Jared Leto is known for taking roles that require him to ultimately become an entirely different person. "Morbius" is no different, as the film sees Leto portray the Marvel comic character Dr. Michael Morbius, who is born with a rare blood disorder and seeks to cure it through the bite of a vampire bat.
Rarely have the romantic comedy and science-fiction genres overlapped in the past, but "Moonshot" changes that. In this movie's universe, Mars has been terraformed and colonized by the smartest humans from Earth, and Earth in turn has become the receptacle of all the trash from Mars.
"The Lost City" is set to both honor the 'author-becomes-adventurer' trope and add to it by calling back to the action-romance genre. Sandra Bullock follows in the footsteps Jodie Foster's agoraphobic author in "Nim's Island" (2008) and Brooke Shields' romance writer Sophie in "A Castle for Christmas" (2021) as she plays a romance novelist who gets lost on her own adventure with a cover model.
Behind the ambitious adaptation of Min Jin Lee's novel, "Pachinko," 20 historical consultants from the United States, Korea and Japan, numerous translators four executive producers, two directors, two cinematographers, and 637 cast members, 95% of whom are Asian, worked to bring the epic novel to life.
Romantic comedy queen Lana Condor and funny guy Cole Sprouse co-star in the cast of the new sci-fi romantic comedy Moonshot
Marlon Wayans shared a retrospective clip of his brother Shawn impersonating Chris Rock that is strangely reminiscent of what happened Sunday night at the Oscars. "Maaaaan, not to 'kick' a brother when he's down... BUT we predicted this sh- exactly," Marlon captioned the old footage, which you can watch above via YouTube.
After North Carolina Republican Rep Madison Cawthorn made headlines for making claims about orgies and drug use in Washington, and using the phrase "key bump," Merriam-Webster has weighed in. "People are talking about 'key bumps,' and so we have a duty to tell you some things about this," Merriam-Webster tweeted Wednesday, beginning a Twitter chain looking into what Cawthorn might have meant by the two words.
Paul Herman, an actor known for appearances in mob movies as well as "The Sopranos," has died. He was 76. "Sopranos" costar Michael Imperioli announced Herman's death Tuesday on Instagram. "Our friend and colleague Paul Herman has passed away," Imperioli wrote. "Paulie was just a great dude.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe expanded quite a bit last year, fleshing out the backstory of characters in TV shows and films alike. On the heels of 2021, which saw the release of "WandaVision," "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," "Loki," "What If?" and "Hawkeye," 2022 will open with "Moon Knight."
Fox News host Jeanine Pirro thinks there should have been more consequences for Will Smith after his response to Chris Rock's joke at the Oscars on Sunday night. She also felt his behavior was misplaced. "I think that the Oscars are not the hood.
While Will Smith slapping presenter Chris Rock will go down as one of the most shocking moments in Oscars history, it will also surely be included in any future montage of jaw-dropping unscripted awards show moments. From streakers to improvised kisses to, yes, Kanye West, below we run down some of the most shocking and memorable unscripted awards show moments in history.
Beyoncé opened the 2022 Academy Awards with a performance of "Be Alive," her Oscar-nominated song from the biographical drama "King Richard," co-written and co-produced with Dixson. Tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams introduced the performance by paying tribute to the city of Compton, where they grew up and first began playing tennis.
The Oscars are here. After going without a host for three consecutive years in a row, the 94th Academy Awards will be helmed by the trio of Wanda Sykes, Regina hall and Amy Schumer. History will be made since this is the first time the ceremony has ever been hosted by three women.
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Samuel L. Jackson, Ruth E. Carter, Magic Johnson, Rita Wilson and more walk the red carpet at the 2022 Oscars Governors Awards.
When you just can't find the right words, sometimes it's best to let the music do the talking and that is certainly the case with "Bridgerton" Season 2, which once again gives us a slew of romantic and even some heartbreaking moments with string covers of hit pop songs.
Shonda Rhimes' steamy period project "Bridgerton," based on the book series by Julia Quinn, is back and better than ever on Friday, March 25. But before we enter a completely new season of courtship focused on Anthony Bridgerton (Johnathan Bailey), let's take a look back at the dramatic precedent their sister Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) set as the first of the Bridgertons to find her life partner: the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page).
In an 18-page long ruling, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that Dustin Hice, who has accused CNN host Don Lemon of assault and battery, must pay Lemon $77,000 in attorney fees. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Locke's based his ruling on Hice's violation of court rules.
Channing Tatum modeled the look of his "The Lost City" character after Brad Pitt. On "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Thursday, Tatum shared with DeGeneres that working with Pitt was a dream, and that he was inspired by one of Pitt's movies for his own romance novel cover model character's look.
Sarah Dessen fans, brace yourselves. The adaptation for "Along for the Ride" is here. Netflix dropped a first-look trailer for the young adult book to movie adaptation, which stars newcomers as well as old familiar faces. "I never really had a chance to be a kid," says Auden (Emma Pasarow) in the opening sequence.
10 years after The Hunger Games first hit theaters, we look back on the young stars of the budding franchise and what they've done since.
Ron Perlman freewheelingly berated Ted Cruz on Wednesday in a profane video over the Texas senator's comments at the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Ketanji Brown Jackson. "Hi Ted, Ron here," the "Hellboy" actor began in a video posted to social media.
Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State, has died at age 84. Albright's family confirmed the news, posting a statement to her Twitter account. "We are heartbroken to announce that Dr. Madeleine K. Albright, the 64th U.S.
The finale of "Peaky Blinders" will be a feature-length episode that builds expectations for an upcoming franchise film, director Anthony Byrne says. Byrne told RadioTimes.com the Season 6 send-off has a run time of 81 minutes. "It's such a Peaky thing to do for the last hurrah.
Bill Maher thinks California could very well turn red if certain things don't turn around. On "The Adam Carolla Show" Tuesday, Maher contributed his opinion on the future of the state. Around 33 minutes into the show, host Adam Carolla broached Maher's "solar panel saga," which Maher chronicled on his HBO show in 2021.
A potential suspect in a stunt that jumped a Tesla 50 feet into the air and crashed it into parked cars on a steep Los Angeles street has mocked police in new video. "LAPD didn't like my stunt," was written on video posted by @dominykas on TikTok as he displayed a key fob with a key hanging from it.
Twitter has suspended the Babylon Bee's account after the parody site posted an article awarding Rachel Levine, the Biden-appointed transgender health secretary, its "man of the year."
Accio Harry Potter marathon! Although USA and Syfy come in real handy around the holidays when they put on their Harry Potter movie marathons, the films are also streaming online year-round (and, of course, available to own outright) And while the "Harry Potter" franchise came to a close in 2011 with the release of the final film, the movies continue to be a "feel-good" favorite while the Wizarding World story continues on in the ongoing "Fantastic Beasts" franchise, with the third film due...
Growing up presents all sorts of challenges, big feelings being one of them. Like "Inside Out," Pixar's latest project "Turning Red" spotlights this right of passage, and how parents pass things onto their children in addition to children going through physical and mental changes.
A complete guide to the cast and characters of the Apple TV+ WeWork limited series WeCrashed, starring Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway.
A complete guide to the cast and characters in Pixar's new movie Turning Red, including who does the voices for the band 4*Town.
Instagram has suspended Kanye West's account for 24 hours after Ye made statements on social media directed at Kim Kardashian, Pete Davidson, Michael Che and most recently, Trevor Noah. TheWrap confirmed this news with a Meta spokesperson. Meta has removed content from West's account for violating policies about hate speech, bullying and harassment.
Comedian Trevor Noah responded to Kanye West's since-deleted Instagram post prodding Noah for his comments on West's actions toward Kim Kardashian. First, Noah traced the evolving situation between the rapper - now known by the legal name Ye - his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her new boyfriend Pete Davidson, from Ye sending Kim flowers to his new "Eazy" music video which shows Pete Davidson in danger.
"Veep" showrunner David Mandel shared a letter from fictional character Jonah Ryan celebrating the U.S. Senate's passage of a bill that would end daylight saving time. "Our long national nightmare and daymare is over," the letter reads. "Yesterday, the United States Senate finally listened to me and unanimously passed the Sunshine Protection Act of 2021 (S.
A Florida judge permanently blocked Monday the release of details surrounding the death of actor Bob Saget. "The entire Saget family is grateful that the Judge granted their request for an injunction to preserve Bob's dignity, as well as their privacy rights, especially after suffering this unexpected and tragic loss," Brian Bieber, the attorney representing the Saget family wrote in a statement to TheWrap.
The Critics Choice Awards annually honor achievements in cinematic and television work. They often set the stage in terms of Oscar award winners as well. The Critics Choice Association is the largest critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 525 media critics and entertainment journalists.
Pink Floyd has decided to remove its entire music catalog - 35 years worth - from digital music services in Russia and Belarus to boycott the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Comedian Amber Ruffin is pretty much appalled with Disney for its historical inaccuracies in its 1995 animated film, "Pocahontas," which she pointed out on her Friday night Peacock series isn't much better than Marvel's scantily clothed Princess Matoaka character.
A complete guide to the cast and characters of the Netflix sci-fi movie The Adam Project, starring Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Garner.
Time travel can be tricky and "The Adam Project" shows us just how complicated it can really get. Directed by "Free Guy" filmmaker and "Stranger Things" producer Shawn Levy, the new sci-fi movie also involves some complicated concepts, like time travel and meeting your younger (or older) self.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis slammed the Walt Disney Company as "woke" at a Thursday rally in Boca Raton, after Disney expressed disapproval of the Parental Rights in Education bill during the company's shareholders meeting on Wednesday. Fox News Digital exclusively obtained the video.
Nominees gathered for the annual pre-ceremony event on Monday
Yes, the Academy of Country Music Awards will happen this year, but watching them will be markedly different than previous years. The event describes its 2022 rendition as "a show so big, only a stadium can hold it," and not only that but the ACM Awards will be the first major awards show to stream live exclusively.
"Star Trek" actor George Takei's tweet asking Americans to endure paying a little more for food and gasoline as a result of sanctions President Biden imposed on Russia since its invasion of Ukraine caught fire on Twitter Saturday - and that fire is as hot-headed as you probably suspected.
Reporters from Britain's Sky News channel found themselves under attack near Kyiv, Ukraine, on Monday, with its camera operator taking two shots to his body armor as his camera continued to roll.
"Selling Sunset" realtor Christine Quinn reported an attempted armed - and unsuccessful - break-in at her Los Angeles home early Friday morning. The suspects were caught on surveillance video, and she's asking for your help in identifying them. The Wrap has reached out to LAPD for the status of the investigation.
NBCUniversal has terminated its contract with streaming service Hulu, TheWrap has learned. "With the proliferation of streaming services entering the marketplace, we have long anticipated changes to our third-party content offering and over the past few years have increased our investment in original content, including popular and award-nominated titles like 'Only Murders in the Building,' 'Dopesick,' 'Reservation Dogs,' 'How I Met Your Father,' and the Academy Award-nominated 'Summer of...
MSNBC's Joy Reid once again highlighted Tucker Carlson in her "The Absolute Worst" segment tonight. Reid zoned in on Carlson's racist request that Biden publicize the LSAT score of his Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, which he made in his March 2 television segment.
If you're wondering who plays the iconic DC characaters in "The Batman," here's a handy guide to the cast.
A complete guide to the cast and characters in the Peacock series Joe vs. Carole, which fictionalizes the Tiger King story with Kate McKinnon and more.
CNN+ has come under fire for a lack of Latino journalists in the streaming platform's on-air talent roster. The National Association of Hispanic Journalists released a statement Wednesday accusing the streamer of disregarding Latino talent. "The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is appalled by the lack of Latino journalists in the CNN+ lineup," the statement began.
Amazon announced on Wednesday that it will close all of its physical bookstores, popups, home goods stores and toy shops. Reuters first reported the news, which reflects change for Amazon, which opened its first bookshop in Seattle in 2015 after first gaining success from selling books online.
America has officially celebrated Women's History month since the 1980s when a feminist surge for equal job opportunities and education blossomed out of local celebrations and the International Women's Day holiday, as well as Women's History Week. And for the entire month of March, the streaming service HBO Max is celebrating Women's History Month with programming devoted entirely to stories about women.
NPR's "It's Been a Minute" host Sam Sanders says he is leaving the media outlet after 12 years working there, making him the fourth BIPOC journalist to exit the public radio network in the past six months.
The ESPN online platform previously known as "The Undefeated" has rebranded as "Andscape," an outlet with the slogan "Where Blackness is infinite." "Andscape is a Black-led media platform dedicated to creating, highlighting, and uplifting the diverse stories of Black identity," the site's new ' About' tab reads.
The Kyiv Independent, a Ukrainian English media outlet, gained 1 million followers in the wake of Russia's invasion into Ukraine. Anastasia Lapatina, a journalist with the Independent, tweeted the news Sunday.
Joe Rogan is under fire yet again, this time for spreading false information about actor Steven Seagal and the war in Ukraine brought on by Russia. Rogan's now-deleted post contained a shot of Seagal outfitted in army gear from the 2016 film "Cartels."
Organized in 1967 and debuting August 13 of that same year, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Image Awards show came to be thanks to Maggie Hathaway, Sammy Davis Jr. and Willis Edwards. These three activists came together through the NAACP Beverly Hills-Hollywood branch to set the precedent for the now annual ceremony.
Spinning off of the popular History Channel fixture "Vikings," "Vikings: Valhalla" has many things in store for new and old viewers. As one would expect, there are fierce fighting scenes, strong women who wield weapons, and plenty of fur outfit combinations, alongside rugged armor.
A complete guide to the cast and characters in the Uncharted movie, beyond just Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg.
The European Broadcasting Union has announced that no Russian act will participate in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. The declaration comes early Friday morning in light of Russia's invasion into Ukraine Thursday.
After Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery at the age of 20, he became one of the most famous Black men in the country. His fame also grew around his writing, words and speeches that he gave in a powerful oration.
Amid Thursday morning coverage of the air attacks in Ukraine by Russia, CNN aired an Applebee's ad - side-by-side with the headline "Russia Invades Ukraine" - and reactions were not favorable. In response, Applebee's suspended its ads on the network, telling Forbes.com it was "deeply concerned about the situation in Ukraine."
Notable absences included Barry Keoghan and Colin Farrell
Myles Harris, a reporter on ABC 6 in Columbus, Ohio, received a surprise visit from his mom while working in the field Tuesday, and the video has spread like good news. Harris' mother Sandi happened to drive by his site of reporting in in her small black car, cheerfully yelling "Hi, baby!"
Marc Brown's popular cartoon show "Arthur" wrapped Monday night on PBS. The final episode, titled "All Grown Up," fills in any questions viewers might have about where their beloved humanoid animal characters are headed in the future. Set 20 years later, the episode opens on Arthur, the central aardvark, who now has long hair, sitting in a diner and looking content.
Donald Trump launched Truth Social on Monday, but the app and its rollout did not go without their quirks. Truth Social mimics Twitter's layout, and is aimed at providing a platform for conservative voices who feel their freedom of speech is not upheld by Twitter, Facebook-now-Meta and other channels.
Jennifer Lopez is back in rom-com territory with Marry Me, so we look back on some of her most iconic performances so far.
Everyone loves a good dog movie, and if you add Channing Tatum, it's a must watch. In "Dog," the actor takes his skill set to a new kind of story, the bond developed between a man and his dog, based on his own experience with his late dog Lulu.
Based on the video game franchise of the same name, "Uncharted" recalls the days of sailing across the globe searching for treasure. An adaptation has been in the works for years, with various directors attempting to track the game-to-screen adaptation until Sony Pictures hit upon the idea of casting Tom Holland as a young Nathan Drake, unlocking the central idea for this new film.
Want to watch a great dog movie but worried it'll have a sad ending? Here are 15 movies where the dog doesn't die.
Jake Gyllenhaal hasn addressed the hype about his implications in "All Too Well (Taylor's Version)" as well as the 10-minute version. The actor briefly expressed his thoughts on the ballad, cut to five minutes on Swift's first release of "Red" back in 2012. "It has nothing to do with me.
The Directors Guild of America on Wednesday announced the winners of the 2021 DGA Student Film Awards for African American, Asian American, Latino and Women directors. USC students took home four of the awards in all, followed by AFI and UCLA students with two wins each.
Former editor of the National Lampoon and legendary satirical writer and journalist Patrick P.J. O'Rourke has died. He was 74. Peter Sagal, host of the NPR game show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me!" on which O'Rourke served as a regular panelist, confirmed the news via Twitter. "I'm afraid it's true.
Stagecoach and Coachella have dropped their major COVID-related requirements for their 2022 festivals, from masking to negative testing to vaccination requirements. A post on the Coachella Valley and Music Festival website reads: "In accordance with local guidelines, there will be no vaccination, testing or masking requirements at Coachella 2022."
Kanye West acknowledged his actions on social media toward ex-wife Kim Kardashian in an Instagram post Tuesday. "I've learned that using all caps makes people feel like I'm screaming at them. I'm working on my communication. I can benefit from a team of creative professionals, organizers, mobilizers and community leaders," he captioned the post.
From period pieces to suspense thrillers to gushy love stories, these are the best romance movies on Netflix right now.
Super Bowl LVI is here. The game itself will take place in the new and impressive SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. As if that weren't enough, this is only the second time that the two quarterbacks facing off were drafted No. 1 overall at the beginning of the season.
If you want to get edgy with your Valentine's Day movie night this year, a supernatural romance might do the trick, and the new film "The In Between" fits that bill.
"Death on the Nile" will bring another of Agatha Christie's murder mystery novels to life, following in the footsteps of 2017's "Murder on the Orient Express." Both directed by Kenneth Branagh and anchored by his performance as Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, the sequel also stars many more powerhouse actors and actresses in its ensemble.
Valentine's Day is almost upon us, and for those who celebrate the holiday with a cozy movie night, "The Sky Is Everywhere" will launch just in time. Adapted from the book by bestselling author Jandy Nelson, who also wrote "I'll Give You the Sun," "The Sky Is Everywhere" captures the wide range of emotions from grief to love and everything in between.
Spontaneity seems to go hand in hand with meet cutes, but not necessarily weddings. Except in the case of "Marry Me," which finds Jennifer Lopez playing a popular music artist who marries a random fan (played by Owen Wilson) on the spot when she discovers her fiancé cheated on her.
These famous faces will be rooting for the Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl, from George Clooney to Woody Harrelson.
A complete guide to the cast and characters of Kenneth Branagh's 2022 Agatha Christie adaptation Death on the Nile, starring Gal Gadot.
Sony has acquired the worldwide rights to "A Man Called Otto," a comedy starring Tom Hanks that's an English-language remake based on the Swedish book and film "A Man Called Ove," an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Destinee LaShaee, the first transgender person profiled on "My 600-Lb. Life," has died. They were 30. LaShaee's brother confirmed the death in a Feb. 8 Facebook post, and paid tribute to his sibling who also used the name Matthew Ventress. "No no no I'm sorry bro, I accept you for who you are," Wayne Compton shared on Facebook.
America Ferrera has joined the cast of Warner Bros' "Barbie" film, TheWrap confirmed. Greta Gerwig is directing "Barbie," in which Ferrera will star opposite Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie. Robbie will play Barbie and Gosling will play Ken, but it is not yet known which role Ferrera will play.
Former Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Monday she's joining CNN as a political commentator. Bottoms, who served one term as the 60th mayor of the city, shared the news on Twitter with a quote from Langston Hughes and recalled her dream of being a journalist in college.
A complete guide to the large cast of characters in the new HBO drama series The Gilded Age, including Carrie Coon and Audra McDonald.
While the "Joe Rogan Experience" will remain available for streaming on Spotify, another daily podcast created by host Stew Peters was removed late last year for peddling COVID misinformation. Spotify recently began labeling all podcasts that contain information regarding the pandemic and COVID, and said it had not found Rogan to have broken any rules.
Upwards of 85 new films will launch (or have already arrived) on Netflix this year. A few movies made their grand debuts in January, and quite a few more are set to launch at the beginning of this month, but the streaming service is touting its 2022 slate with new movies every week and a robust lineup of actors and filmmakers.
The Washington Football Team is no more. Meet the Washington Commanders - and thank Brad Freitas, helicopter reporter for NBC4, who captured video of a banner with the apparent team name on it inside the Washington Football Team's stadium Tuesday night to spoil Wednesday morning's announcement.
"Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches," a documentary examining the life and work of the activist and speaker through his words, will air on HBO Wednesday Feb. 23, from 9-10 p.m. ET and PT. The film will also be available to stream on HBO Max.
Donald May, best known for the role of attorney Adam Drake on "The Edge of Night" TV series, has died at 94. May died Friday at his home in Kent, New York, according to published reports. His second wife, Carla Borelli, revealed that he was recently diagnosed with larynx cancer.
Former "Martin" star Tisha Campbell on Friday revealed a sketchy encounter with two men after a day of filming, which she now believes was a kidnapping attempt. "Don't freak out, but I think I almost got snatched up," she said in a video that she posted to her Instagram.
A complete guide to the returning and new voice actors behind the Disney+ Ice Age sequel The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild.
"Dual," the latest film from director Riley Stearns that stars Karen Gillan and Aaron Paul, contains humor amid a bleak premise. Gillan stars in the film as a woman who gets a terminal diagnosis and chooses to pursue a cloning procedure to ease the emotional toll on her friends and family when she's gone.
Ron Perlman has a message for critics of Adam McKay's Netflix satire "Don't Look Up." "F- you and your self-importance and this self-perpetuating need to say everything bad about something just so that you can get some attention for something that you had no idea about creating," the actor said in an interview with The Independent.
A look at the notable celebrity deaths from film, TV, music, media and more in the year 2022.
Elton John has COVID-19, and his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" Dallas shows have been postponed. The 74 year-old "Tiny Dancer" singer confirmed the news in a post to his Instagram story. "Hi everyone, wanted to send a message to let you know that I have contracted COVID and so have had to reschedule my shows in Dallas," John wrote.
Neil Young wants Spotify to take down his music because the platform also carries "The Joe Rogan Experience" podcast, which the music icon says spreads "fake information about vaccines." In a letter provided to " Rolling Stone " Monday, Young demanded his manager (Frank Gironda) and the chief operating officer of his record label, Warner Bros.
Originally coined by Mark Twain, "The Gilded Age" is a sarcastic nickname for the time period in between the end of the Civil War and the turn of the nineteenth century. Taught in most history classrooms as the age of industrialization, economic booms and the corruption of wealthy tycoons, it's the subject of the long-awaited new drama series from "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes.
In the mood for love? Or just a feel-good movie? We've rounded up a list of the best romantic comedies streaming on Netflix.
Apple has dropped the first-look trailer for upcoming film "The Sky Is Everywhere," directed by Josephine Decker and adapted from the Jandy Nelson novel of the same name. The film will premiere in select theaters and globally on AppleTV+ on Feb. 11.
Writer-director John Ridley discussed the ins and outs of documentary filmmaking with industry insiders for his 'Critical Content: Stories That Matter' documentary film event. Ridley, who took home an Oscar for adapting "12 Years a Slave," sat down with "Flee" director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, "Faya Dayi" director Jessica Beshir, and "Summer of Soul" filmmaker Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson.
Adam Sandler and Kevin James did not return to voice their characters for the fourth Hotel Transylvania movie, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania.
Though the end-of-year holidays have come and gone, those looking to hang on to that Halloween spirit might be able to do so by watching "Hotel Transylvania: Transformania," the fourth film in the animated monster movie franchise. For this latest installment in the series, creator Genndy Tartakovsky returns as one of the screenwriters and executive producers.
A complete guide to the large cast of new characters in the Marvel movie Eternals, which stars Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden and Gemma Chan.
We run down the best Emily in Paris Season 2 outfits, with photos of each look from the second season of the Netflix series.
In the vein of other female ensemble romps like "Ocean's 8" (2018) and "Bridesmaids" (2011) comes a new spy story featuring five famous actresses, "The 355." Drawing context from the American Revolution during which George Washington confided in a female spy known as Agent 355, four of the characters make up the team known as The 355.
The story of Mamie Till-Mobley and the murder of her son Emmett in 1955 is getting the miniseries treatment in the form of "Women of the Movement," which premieres ahead of February's Black History Month with an accompanying docuseries. The show is produced by Kapital Entertainment and created by Marissa Jo Cerar, who also serves as executive producer and showrunner.
From Donald Trump to Marjorie Taylor Greene, these Twitter users made history by receiving permanent bans on their accounts
Jodie Whittaker's portrayal of the 13th "Doctor Who" will come to an end in the first of three episodes starting tonight. Whittaker, who completed filming her stint on the time-travel show in October 202, wraps up her on-screen iteration in three special episodes that roll out in the weeks to come, starting with tonight's episode titled " Eve of the Daleks."
The BBC dropped the first trailer for the sixth and final season of "Peaky Blinders" New Year's Day 2022 - and the Shelby family looks to be going out with a bang.. There's no release date yet for the final episodes, although Season 6 has been teased to roll out in early 2022.
Radio and TV personality Bobby Bones announced Friday he will not return as a mentor for the 20th season of "American Idol" after four years in the role on the ABC series. In a no-longer accessible Instagram Story post on Friday, Bones explained that a new contract with another network won't let him do "American Idol" simultaneously, at least for now.
From The Batman to Killers of the Flower Moon, a list of some of the most exciting movies coming out in 2022.
We rank all five of Marvel's Disney+ shows from 2021 according to Rotten Tomatoes score, from WandaVision to Hawkeye.
A complete list of every new superhero movie that will be released in 2022, from The Batman to The Flash to Aquaman 2.
Oscar-winning writer/director Adam McKay tackles satire in his latest film "Don't Look Up," which concerns a group of scientists trying to warn the world of an approaching comet that will end all life one earth. The film features an A-list ensemble led by Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill and Meryl Streep, and many may be wondering how to watch "Don't Look Up" exactly.
A complete guide to the robust ensemble cast of characters in the Netflix comedy Don't Look Up, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence.
"Encanto" hit theaters on Nov. 24, and it certainly made the Thanksgiving holiday even more magical. Featuring songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda ("Hamilton") in both English and Spanish, the animated film is set in Colombia in Disney's latest expansion of representation and diversity. The musical comedy promises a bright, colorful and beautiful new animated story about family.
Five years after it's prequel, "Sing 2" finally arrives in theaters just in time for Christmas. The first "Sing" opened in theaters in 2016, and the onset of the COVID pandemic delayed its sequel from December 25, 2020 to fill a slot left open by the corresponding pushback of movie musical adaptation "Wicked."
In one of Twentieth Century Fox Studios' last films of 2021, famous names - both historically and cast-wise - bring a unique story to the screen. "The King's Man" was adapted from the popular comic book series "Kingsman: The Secret Service" by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons and is an R-rated prequel to the two previous "Kingsman" films, 2014's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" and 2017's "Kingsman: The Golden Circle."
It all started with an ambitious koala bear named Buster Moon back in 2016. In the original "Sing," Moon's dad took him to a theater show, he traded his dreams of becoming an astronaut for those of making a name for himself in entertainment.
"Being the Ricardos" focuses more on the serious side of Lucille Ball, comedic actress and star of the '50s sitcom "I Love Lucy." Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Ball and Desi Arnaz, officially endorsed the film, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, in an Instagram post.
Marvel's last television series of 2021 ends the year on a cheerful note, at least in terms of its Christmas classic-loaded soundtrack. The show follows in the footsteps of " Wandavision ," " The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," " Loki " and"What If...?" but is very distinctly set at Christmastime.
"1883," the prequel to Paramount's "Yellowstone," jumps into the saddle this weekend, and it establishes the backstory of the Dutton family, who protect their prosperous ranch in Montana. In addition to "Yellowstone" creator Taylor Sheridan, the executive producers of "1883" include John Linson, Art Linson, David Glasser, David Hutkin, and Bob Yari.
Netflix has canceled its supernatural musical comedy "Julie and the Phantoms" after its first and only season. Executive Producer Kenny Ortega confirmed the news on Instagram in a post captioned "Julie and the Phantoms #standtall " "Our [ Julie and the Phantoms] family want to send our love and endless thanks to our Fantoms all over the world for the tremendous outpouring of love and support you have shown us since our premiere," Ortega wrote.
After much anticipation and plenty of speculation, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" is finally swinging towards audiences, and stars walked the red carpet at the premiere in West Hollywood on Monday night. "No Way Home" marks Tom Holland's second standalone Spider-Man film release after 2017's "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and 2019's "Spider-Man: Far From Home."
Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro returns with his first film since 2017's "The Shape of Water" with a movie of a different sort. "Nightmare Alley" is an adaptation of the William Lindsey Gresham novel of the same name, and finds del Toro working without supernatural elements for the first time in his career.
Christmas is coming soon, meaning it's time to load up on all of the classic Christmas movies that mark the holiday season. Christmas movies range from fully taking place leading up to Christmas to having signature Christmas scenes that can put you in the holiday spirit all by themselves.
Tom Holland, Zendaya, Simu Liu, Marisa Tomei, Josh Gad, Jared Leto and many more walked the red carpet at the Spider-Man: No Way Home premiere.
A look back on the illustrious career of Rita Moreno ahead of her appearance in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story.
TheWrap's fourth annual Power Women Summit welcomed media personality Ashlee Marie Preston, actresses Piper Perabo and Meagan Good and podcast host Siffat Haider to discuss the ins and outs of activism in the panel titled "Activism: Finding Your Cause."
Great minds thought alike it seems, at least when it came to Florence Pugh's continued role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Yelena Belova. Yelena's character arc was under such tight wraps that writers of the two comic-to-screen adaptations she bridges - "Black Widow" and "Hawkeye" - didn't even know they were working on it from opposite ends.
Coldplay and Lil Nas X have been pulled from their performances at "Jingle Bell Ball 2021 with Barclaycard" - a weekend concert fest hosted by Capital FM - after members of both their crews tested positive for COVID.
The stars are aligning for "Succession" actor Jeremy Strong, as they continue to gather in support and praise of him in the wake of Michael Schulman's "distorted: New Yorker profile, with celebs like Anne Hathaway and Adam McKay calling the Emmy and SAG Award-winner on his "powerful intelligence and extraordinary sensitivity."
Director Aaron Sorkin expressed regret Friday for his part in Michael Schulman's recent profile of "Succession" star Jeremy Strong in The New Yorker while slamming the piece as a "distorted picture" in a lengthy statement posted online. "After reading Michael Schulman's profile of Jeremy Strong - a profile in which I participated - I wanted to speak up," Sorkin wrote.
Actress Rhonda Stubbins White, known for her roles in television shows like "Days of Our Lives," "ER" and "The West Wing," has died. She was 60. Stubbins manager confirmed her death with People, saying she died Monday after a battle with cancer.
"Being the Ricardos" focuses more on the serious side of Lucille Ball, comedic actress and star of the '50s sitcom "I Love Lucy." Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Ball and Desi Arnaz, officially endorsed the film, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, in an Instagram post.
A new iteration of "West Side Story" has arrived, courtesy of producer and director Steven Spielberg, who worked from a script by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tony Kushner ("Lincoln"). It's already picking up awards steam, with critical raves and a spot atop the AFI Top 10 Films of the Year list, and now general audiences across the country are able to see it.
Musicians, actors and other members of the Hollywood community are mourning the loss of The Monkees' Mike Nesmith, whose death at 78 was announced Friday. Nesmith's death came as a surprise to many after he had recently performed in a farewell tour along with the last surviving member of The Monkees, Micky Dolenz.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Dorit Kemsley has opened up about how she's healing after she was the victim of a home-invasion robbery in October. Kemsley, speaking on the red carpet to People earlier this week at the People's Choice Awards, said she's doing what she can to move forward mentally but that it hasn't been easy.
After the tragic death of Mr. Big in the "And Just Like That" revival of "Sex and the City," Peloton has responded to the character's heart attack scene, clarifying the role of exercise in his "cardiac event." "I'm sure SATC fans, like me, are saddened by the news that Mr. Big dies of a heart attack.
In the panel "Breaking Barriers: Redefining the Status Quo of Your Industry," retired gymnast and content creator Peng Peng Lee, actress Zyra Gorecki and DIY fashion influencer Mimi G discussed their careers, their identities and how each brought something new when they broke into their respective industries.
Freeform has ordered the half-hour animated comedy series with the working title "Praise Petey" from creator, writer and executive producer Anna Drezen (head writer, "Saturday Night Live") and executive producer Monica Padrick ("Central Park"), along with Bandera Entertainment's Mike Judge, Greg Daniels and Dustin Davis, and ShadowMachine's Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico.
Kenan Thompson hosted the event
Kyle Rittenhouse reacted to NBA athlete LeBron James's tweet mocking him crying in court by saying he is no longer a Lakers fan. "I was a Lakers fan too before he said that," Rittenhouse said. "I was really pissed off that he said that."
Mariah Carey's Christmas anthem, "All I Want for Christmas Is You" became the first and only holiday single to take home the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) Diamond Award in recognition of 10 million sales and streaming units in the United States.
Oh, what a difference a couple of inches can make when you're a superhero in Hollywood. No one knows that better than Peter Parker himself, Tom Holland, whose "Spider-Man" leading lady, Zendaya, explained how a stunt landed differently because of their heights.
We look back on the Harry Potter film franchise and rank the most devastating character deaths that we're still not quite over.
The late Stephen Sondheim told Trey Parker - co-creator of "South Park" and "The Book of Mormon" along with Matt Stone - that he voted for Parker and Stone's "Team America" World Police" as best picture, encouraging Parker after the 2004 film wasn't even nominated.
Jay Jay Phillips, a rock musician who competed on "America's Got Talent" in 2009 and 2017, has died. He was 30. The big-haired musician died from COVID-19, which he was battling over Thanksgiving week. The Instagram account of Phillips' band posted a tribute to the keyboardist earlier this week.
Based on Harold Gray's comic strip "Little Orphan Annie" that debuted in 1924, the musical "Annie" premiered on Broadway in 1977 and initially ran for over four years. One of the most beloved and biggest hits in Broadway history, "Annie" has won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Musician and actress Lady Gaga looked back at her time as an extra on "The Sopranos" in a recent interview, discussing how much she has grown in her acting career since then.
Sterlin Harjo, the co-creator of the hit FX show "Reservation Dogs," from an Indigenous group of writers and directors, is developing another FX show. Award-winning bestselling novelist, Jonathan Lee, is repped by CAA and 42. Lee is also an editor, and screenwriter. His latest novel "The Great Mistake" was published by Knopf in June.
Rapper Megan Thee Stallion has cancelled her concert scheduled for Friday at 713 Music Hall in Houston, citing the recent Astroworld Festival tragedy. "Out of respect for the lives lost in Houston earlier this month, I have decided to cancel my show at 713 Music Hall on Dec 3," she said in a statement obtained by the Houston Chronicle.
Eight years have passed since "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker died in a fatal car crash, and his real life and on-screen family have marked the anniversary on social media. Walker and his friend Roger Rodas were on the road in Santa Clara, California, returning from a toy drive for Walker's charity Reach Out Worldwide for victims of Typhoon Haiyan when the crash happened.
Latin singer Karol G took a tumble down a flight of stairs on stage at her concert in Miami Friday night. The Colombian-born performer, whose real name is Carolina Giraldo Navarro, was in concert at Miami's FTX Arena when she twisted her ankle as she stepped down from a landing onto a flight of stairs.
Singer Thomas Wells, known for his performances on the "X-Factor," "America's Got Talent" and "The Voice," died earlier this month in a Texas hospital. He was 46. A freak conveyor belt accident at a tire factory took Wells' life, his wife Jessica told TMZ.
Actor, entrepreneur and Canadian Ryan Reynolds humbly thanked musician Steven Page and Canada's Governor General Mary Simon after receiving a prestigious Governor General's Award. The "Free Guy" star took to Twitter Saturday to gush about the honor and to offer a few jokes on the side.
Soap opera actress Lisa Brown, who is remembered for her roles in shows like "Guiding Light and "As the World Turns" as well as theater productions like "42nd Street" on Broadway, died November 24. She was 67. SoapOperaDigest confirmed the news Friday morning. An "As the World Turns" Facebook fan page also posted about Brown's death.
Ridley Scott's "House of Gucci" launches the day before Thanksgiving, and boy is it a wild ride. Adapted from Sara Gay Forden's 288-page book "The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamor, and Greed," the film squeezes three decades into nearly three hours, while Forden's book captures much more time, and many more generations in the Gucci family.
The 2021 National Dog Show makes the perfect companion to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who wouldn't want to watch dogs prance around as a distraction from all the good Thanksgiving Dinner smells?
Filmmaker Ridley Scott's second film of 2021 is ready for release. After the medieval drama "The Last Duel," Scott tackles the intrigue of the Gucci family in the star-studded "House of Gucci."
"Encanto" hits theaters on Nov. 24, and it is sure to make the Thanksgiving holiday even more magical. Featuring songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda ("Hamilton") in both English and Spanish, the animated film is set in Colombia in Disney's latest expansion of representation and diversity.
Who plays who in Ridley Scott's family drama House of Gucci? A guide to Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto and their real-life counterparts.
Lady Gaga has built her brand through innovative and challenging fashion, so we revisit some of her most iconic red carpet looks.
Lou Cutell, the actor known for his appearances as "Amazing Larry" in the 1985 film "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" and on "Seinfeld" as the "Assman," has died. He was 91. Cutell's longtime friend Mark Furman confirmed his death via Facebook. "After 91 years, and a great life, my friend Lou Cutell went home," Furman wrote.
Just in time for the holidays, the first two episodes of the "Hawkeye" series centered around Jeremy Renner's Clint Barton are set to arrive on Nov. 24. In this new series from Marvel Studios, Barton ( Jeremy Renner) gets some of his own time in the spotlight, along with some newer Marvel Cinematic Universe stars.
TV journalist Matt Doran, who co-hosts "Weekend Sunrise" on Australia's Channel 7, has apologized for bungling a highly-anticipated interview with Adele earlier this month. Doran - who flew to London on Nov. 3 for an exclusive sit-down with the singer - admitted during their interview he had not listened to her new album "30."
The American Music Awards are set to air live this Sunday, Nov. 21 where they'll feature a variety of musical performances that are sure to get people talking - especially with Cardi B hosting. Jesse Collins serves as showrunner and executive producer of the AMAs.
Ed Sheeran is looking for love in all the wrong place. By "places" we mean the Pokémon universe. And by "love" we mean the "kinky" stuff. On last night's "Late Night with Stephen Colbert," a Fake News Alert segment transformed Sheeran's hit single "Shape of You" into an animated parody about his lust for all things Pokémon - and his love, specifically, for Pikachu.
Looking for the perfect gift for someone who's a big fan of Adele, Taylor Swift or Kacey Musgraves? We've got you covered.
President Joe Biden gave a seal of approval to a GMC electric Hummer pickup at a General Motors plant Wednesday in Detroit. Cameras captured Biden taking the white Hummer EV for a test drive. After climbing into the car with three passengers - all masked up - he drove slowly before going heavy on the gas.
A host of music stars have reacted to the death of hip hop star Young Dolph, who died on Wednesday, after being shot in Memphis. The rapper, whose full name is Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., was killed after someone drove up to Makeda's Butter Cookies in Memphis, Tennessee, which he was in at the time, and shot him.
Jim Halpert almost made out with Pam Beesly's replacement character Cathy (Lindsey Broad) during Season 8 of "The Office," during which Pam (Jenna Fischer) went on maternity leave. Krasinski stood up for Jim and Pam's love to director Greg Daniels when he caught wind of the potential scene.
Miles Teller is setting the record straight about his vaccination status. The actor, who co-starred with Taylor Swift in the Blake Lively-directed video "I Bet You Think About Me," turned to Twitter on Monday night to share an update after concerns over whether he was vaccinated resurfaced following the clip's release.
Dionne Warwick weighed in on the scarf conversation from Taylor Swift's ballad "All Too Well" in which she sings about leaving her scarf at the house of her then-boyfriend's sister. The 80-year-old musician tweeted, "If that young man has Taylor's scarf he should return it," the 80-year-old music legend tweeted.
The second season of Netflix's hit show "Tiger King" revealed a first-look clip on Monday, which centers around the curious case of Carole Baskin's missing husband. The preview clip features various sources talking about Don Lewis, who mysteriously disappeared in 1997 and was declared legally dead in 2002.
Former Universal studio chief Ron Meyer will join the European distributor Wild Bunch AG as CEO, while Sophie Jordan joins as co-CEO in a major move to drive expansion, parent company Tennor Group announced on Monday. As part of the new phase of leadership, current Wild Bunch CEO Vincent Grimond is expected to step aside, according to a knowledgeable insider.
Comedian Affion Crockett on Saturday called out a "Karen" who interrupted his stand-up act by storming the stage "like the Capitol" in the middle of his routine to complain that she was offended by his act. Crockett, who is Black, shared video of the encounter on his Instagram account.
Soulful singer Adele has been everywhere these days. She went on Instagram Live to answer questions and give hints about her upcoming album "30." She also appeared in a Vogue 73 questions video segment, and a British Vogue clip where she blind taste-tested British food.
Taylor Swift's short film "All Too Well," starring the singer, "Teen Wolf" alum Dylan O'Brien and "Stranger Things" actress Sadie Sink has arrived. Set to the 10-minute version of the song, Sink and O'Brien star as a young couple going through the ups and downs of a relationship that doesn't work out.
Winter, the marine mammal that starred in the "Dolphin Tale" movies, died Thursday evening at a Florida aquarium. She was 16. The bottlenose dolphin died despite life-saving efforts to treat her worsening intestinal problems, aquarium officials said. Animal care experts were preparing Winter for a procedure at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, where she had long lived.
Glen de Vries, a businessman who accompanied William Shatner into space on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, died in a plane crash on Thursday, Nov. 11. He was 49. The plane went down in Sussex County, New Jersey just before 3 p.m., according to New Jersey State Police. Thomas P.
The classic cartoon "Clifford" has made the jump from cartoon animation to CGI. The beloved big red dog will also be growing out of fictional Birdwell Island in order to go on a new adventure in New York City, in a new live-action/CG hybrid feature film that's currently playing.
Disney+ has revealed a first-look image for "Hocus Pocus 2," the sequel to Disney's Halloween cult classic, which will premiere Fall 2022 exclusively on Disney+. It'll be a while before there's a trailer of course, but based on the new image it certainly looks like fans of the 1993 original have nothing to worry about.
A confirmed Banksy painting was destroyed when Christopher Walken painted over it on the set of BBC One's "The Outlaws." But it was all part of the plan. Banksy agreed to paint his trademark rats, which for the "Outlaws" piece sits on two spray cans, complete with his signature.
50 Cent says "The Expendables 4" will be "lit," especially since he's in it. The rapper, actor and TV mogul shared a series of black and white set photos on Instagram this week, including a shot of himself dressed as a soldier and another as he stands on a tank.
Jerry Douglas, who portrayed John Abbott for more than 30 years on "The Young and the Restless," has died. He was 89. Douglas died after a brief illness on Nov. 9, his family said. The actor's former co-workers said he left a lasting mark at the "Y&R" and will be "sorely missed."
Tom Hanks ranked his favorite experiences on movie sets during an interview on "The Bill Simmons Podcast," and the top three titles included "Cast Away." Host Bill Simmons asked Hanks to rank the top three movies he's worked on? Hanks, tweaked the question by saying "Forrest Gump" was off the table.
"The Voice" has named Season 21's Top 13. As the evening began on NBC on Tuesday night, both the contestants and coaches felt the strain of trimming a group of 20 to a group of 13. Each team faced elimination cuts together and various singers held hands as they awaited the verdict of the public vote.
Taylor Swift's fans need to calm down. That's the word from Pete Davidson and Seth Meyers who say they've been inundated with ticket requests ahead of Swift's appearances on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" on Nov. 11 and "Saturday Night Live" as musical guest on Nov. 13.
Twitter launched the first of its promotional campaigns for Twitter Blue, a new subscription service which is now available in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia on IOS, Android and Web. The social media site tweeted a Jazzercise-themed ad video that encourages building your finger strength for better tweeting.
Shailene Woodley, Aaron Rodgers' fiancée, came to the NFL star's defense Tuesday, attacking a source that claimed through a photo that Aaron Rodgers had broken his quarantine to get coffee in Los Angeles. Woodley posted screenshots of the photo on her Instagram story, dissecting and claiming it was not Rodgers breaking quarantine.
CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time" hit an all-time low for the show in the ratings last week, according to Nielsen Media Research ratings data. In total, Chris Cuomo's 9 p.m. ET program pulled in 684,000 total average viewers last week. Of those, 156,000 were in the advertiser-coveted age demographic of 25 to 54.
The Muppets of "Sesame Street" are promoting vaccines on television and on Twitter, and it's both weird and cute (we love it). Following the recent approval for children ages 5-11 to receive COVID vaccines, "Sesame Street" stars Big Bird, Elmo, Rosita and Oscar the Grouch are being deployed to explain the benefits of the shot to their kid fans.
In honor of Kieran Culkin's first time hosting "Saturday Night Live" tonight, the sketch show dug deep, deep into the archives to find video of his very first appearance on the show. That would be when he showed up in a sketch during the Nov. 23, 1991 episode hosted by his brother Macaulay Culkin.
MGM's "No Time To Die" will become available to rent on digital platforms in the U.S. starting this Tuesday - just one month after the James Bond film's release in theaters. According to an individual with knowledge of the situation, Daniel Craig's last adventure as James Bond will be available on Amazon, Apple, Xfinity, DirecTV, Spectrum and Vudu for $19.99.
Kieran Culkin said that he almost played Cousin Greg instead of Roman Roy on HBO's hit media-family dynasty show "Succession." "They wanted me to read for Cousin Greg," the star told Jimmy Fallon on Friday's "The Tonight Show," "which I just didn't feel right for." The role wound up going to Nicholas Braun.
Tom Felton had another "Harry Potter" reunion. On Friday, the actor, who played Draco Malfoy, shared a photo on his Instagram page, showing him with three of the actors that played Weasleys in the film series - James Phelps, Bonnie Wright, and Rupert Grint. Felton captioned the picture, "secretly draco always wanted to be a redhead."
Brazilian music artist Marília Mendonça died in a plane crash traveling to a concert on Friday. She was 26. Mendonça's press office confirmed her death in a statement, written in Portuguese, posted on Instagram.
CBS has unveiled the set list and photos of "Adele One Night Only" - a new primetime special airing Sunday, Nov. 14 at 8:30-10:30 PM ET and 8:00-10:00 PM PT. The special will also stream live and be available on demand via Paramount+. "Adele One Night Only" was filmed at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.
In "Red Notice," a heist action comedy involving an unlikely trio of characters, fashionable looks and action scenes abound with Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot front and center as a trio involved in a high stakes heist. The film is produced by Hiram Garcia, Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions, Beau Flynn's Flynn Picture Co.
After multiple schedule setbacks due to COVID, "Eternals" will finally introduce audiences to a new corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Nov. 5. Originally set to release Nov. 6, 2020, the movie's release date then shifted to Feb. 12, 2021 before settling on its current premiere date.
NFL superstar Aaron Rodgers says there's a reason he hasn't gotten vaccinated and he wants his critics to shut up about it. The Green Bay Packers quarterback appeared on the Pat McAfee show Friday to answer questions about his decision to skip the COVID-19 vaccine. "I'm not an anti-vaxx, flat-earther...
Netflix will soon start unveiling details about Season 4 of "Stranger Things" ahead of the show's return. Two announcements will arrive Nov. 6 on the streamer's social media channels. Among the reveals viewers can expect are details on the season's location and episode titles for "Stranger Things 4."
Universal announced on Thursday that Jon M Chu ("Crazy Rich Asians") will direct the movie adaptation of the Broadway hit musical "Wicked," starring Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande. And fans are losing their minds with joy over the news.
Challenge accepted. Guy Fieri said "yes" to Kristen Stewart's request to officiate her wedding when she ties the knot with long-time girlfriend Dylan Meyer. Fieri shared the news with Stewart Thursday morning on the fourth hour of the "Today" show, surprising the actress with a video message. "Hey Kristen!
"Wu-Tang: An American Saga," the Hulu Original based on the true story of the Wu-Tang Clan, has been renewed by the streamer for a third and final season. The show, created by original Wu-Tang member RZA and screenwriter Alex Tse, is set in early '90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic.
William Lucking, an actor best known for playing biker character Piermont "Piney" Winston on FX's "Sons of Anarchy," has died. He was 80. Close friend Stephen Macht confirmed the news of Lucking's death via an obit he posted on Facebook. "Bill truly was a 'lion,'" the post said, "and his memory will always be a blessing!"
Winsome Sears - the first woman and first woman of color elected lieutenant governor of Virginia on Tuesday night - called out Joy Reid after watching the MSNBC host describe the GOP as "dangerous."
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has tested positive for COVID, and it was reported he was not vaccinated against the virus. He won't play in the Packers' next game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The three-time MVP had said he was "immunized" in the past when asked if he got the vaccine.
Filmmaker Anthony Hemingway has signed on to direct a present-day remake of the 1996 film "The Preacher's Wife" from Bassett Vance Productions and Anthony Hemingway Productions. The film will be based on the 1996 movie of the same name, which was directed by Penny Marshall and starred Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston and Courtney B.
Greta Thunberg gave a rally speech Tuesday in Glasgow near the COP26 conference, leading protestors in a chant of "You can shove your climate crisis up your arse" to the tune of "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain."
Lady Gaga has revealed to Vogue just how seriously she took the role of Patrizia Reggiani in the upcoming "House of Gucci" film, recalling the toll it took on her mental health. "I had some psychological difficulty at one point towards the end of filming," Gaga said.
Taylor Swift quickly flashed the centerfold of her upcoming rerecorded "Red" album on TikTok, revealing the lyrics to a 10-minute version of her heartbreaking ballad "All Too Well" - and crazed Swifties freaked out.
Jon Bon Jovi tested positive for COVID on Saturday just ahead of a planned concert in Miami Beach. The singer and his band were scheduled to perform at Loews South Beach on Saturday evening, but Bon Jovi himself did not stay.
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham was uninvited from inauguration ceremonies for the new president of Samford University after students protested his involvement with Planned Parenthood. Representatives for Samford University did not immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment, nor did Meacham's book publicist. President Beck Taylor wrote in a letter to the university community on Oct.
Billie Eilish brought the beautiful ragdoll, lovestuck Sally from "The Nightmare Before Christmas" to life Friday night for a live-to-film concert experience of Tim Burton's " The Nightmare Before Christmas" at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.
George Butler, filmmaker known for the bodybuilding documentary "Pumping Iron" about the 1975 Mr. Olympia competition between Arnold Schwarzenegger and future "Incredible Hulk" star Lou Ferrigno, has died. He was 78. His son, Washington Post reporter Desmond Butler, said his father was battling pneumonia before he died on his Holderness, New Hampshire, farm on Oct.
"Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin" is due to put a new twist on the found footage horror franchise, which is now on its seventh installment. This latest film is directed by William Eubank and written by Christopher Landon ("Happy Death Day"), and follows a young girl (Emily Bader) tracing her family roots back to an Amish household out in the country.
Jon Hamm is getting animated at Fox. Michael Thorn, president of entertainment at Fox Entertainment, announced on Thursday that Fox has ordered "Grimsburg," an all-new animated comedy starring and executive produced by Hamm. Fully owned by Fox Entertainment and produced by its Emmy winning animation studio Bento Box Entertainment, "Grimsburg" will premiere in 2023.
"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Dorit Kemsley was the victim Wednesday night of a home-invasion armed robbery at her home. A spokesperson for the LAPD told TheWrap that a home invasion robbery occurred at 10:50 PT p.m.
A little over a week before its release, "Eternals" currently sits at 63% on the Tomatometer - the lowest cumulative score a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie has received to date. At press time, the score was based on 98 reviews of the movie.
Alyssa Milano has signed a a first-look production and writing deal with A+E Studios, president Barry Jossen said Thursday. The actor, producer, host, activist, entrepreneur, humanitarian and New York Times best-selling author will write and produce projects for A+E Studios for sale on all global and domestic television platforms and services.
"Let's Go Brandon," a rap song containing audio from President Joe Biden, and featuring lyrics like "pandemic ain't real," took the top slot on the iTunes Store song chart from Adele's comeback single "Easy on Me." Gray's song's title draws inspiration from the "F-k Joe Biden" chant at the NASCAR race won by Brandon Brown earlier this month, which aired on NBC.
The new "House of Gucci" trailer dropped on Thursday and it shows the first introduction between Lady Gaga's Patrizia Reggiani and Adam Driver's Maurizio Gucci. In a quick snippet from the November 26-due film, Reggiani introduces herself to Gucci at the bar in a nightclub. Gucci responds by bending over and kissing her gloved hand.
Like millions of Americans, a return to the rigid standards of the office could do B.J. Novak some good, especially if it means getting his face back. But does he really want it back? Novak, known for playing temp-turned-executive employee Ryan Howard in "The Office," remarked on Instagram about his head shot appearing on products sold worldwide.
Netflix has released the trailer for "True Story," a limited series starring Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes that marks Hart's first dramatic TV role. Hart stars as Kid, a successful and world-famous comedian (so, maybe not a big stretch for Hart).
Fun family viewing to get you in the Halloween spirit
Spooky Season is officially here, which means it's the perfect time to watch Halloween movies. Figuring out what to watch can be tough, though, especially when it comes to Netflix's vast catalogue of titles. Lucky for you, we've put together a curated list of the best Halloween movies on Netflix right now.
Tributes poured in on Tuesday for Mort Sahl, the comedian who rose to fame in the 1950s for his politically edged humor and who served as an inspiration for generations of comics. Sahl, who died Tuesday at age 94, was remembered for his humor, his influence as well as his decency.
Famous faces that root for Houston's baseball team include George W. Bush and Travis Scott
Actor Jim Caviezel gave a speech this weekend at a QAnon conference in Las Vegas, and while at least one of his former industry friends was bummed by the "Count of Monte Cristo" actor's embrace of extremism, the thing a lot of people picked up on is how much he ripped off the movie "Braveheart."
Several people are learning the hard way that you aren't actually allowed to spend COVID small business stimulus money on collectables or luxury items. The justice department has released details about several people charged with misusing those funds. Instead of supporting their sinking businesses, some individuals purchased high priced sports cars, visits to strip clubs and even a single prized Pokémon card.
Season 2 of "Locke & Key" delivered just as much action-packed adventure, heartwarming moments and wild plot twists as the first one. Most importantly, the sophomore season introduced some major changes that set an interesting stage for the Netflix fantasy series' third - and possibly final - season.
Latin singer J Balvin has apologized and taken down the music video for his song "Perra" after receiving backlash for its portrayal of Black women. The video, which was released in September and then removed from YouTube on Oct. 17, showed Black actors in prosthetics that made them look like dogs.
The reviews are in for "Eternals," Marvel Studios' highly anticipated superhero epic about an immortal race that resurfaces to protect humanity from evil demigods after being in hiding for thousands of years. Critics are split, with opinions ranging from "disappointing" to "emotionally intimate" and everything in between.
Ed Sheeran revealed Sunday morning that he tested positive for COVID in an Instagram post. "Hey guys," Sheeran wrote. "Quick note to tell you that I've sadly tested positive for Covid, so I'm now self-isolating and following government guidelines."
Well, it actually happened. For the second time, someone made a movie based on perhaps the most inscrutably esoteric and labyrinthine sci-fi novel of its time, Frank Herbert's "Dune." And we have to ask, did director Denis Villenevue succeed where David Lynch failed and actually manage to make an entertaining and, more importantly, coherent film out of the source material?
The Orange County coroner's office has made public Tawny Kitaen's cause of death. The actress and model died in May at 59 from heart disease, with opioid use as a contributing factor, TMZ reported Wednesday. According to Fox News, the manner of death has been ruled "natural."
Former President Bill Clinton tweeted an update Wednesday afternoon that he is OK after his weeklong treatment for a non-COVID-related infection at University of California Irvine Medical Center. "I was so touched by the outpouring of support I received during my stay in the hospital," he said. "Thanks so much.
Debra Messing has apologized for her viral tweet about Kim Kardashian hosting "SNL," clarifying that she "was not intending to troll" the superstar. During her appearance on "Tamron Hall" on Wednesday, the host asked Messing about her tweet from last month, which questioned why Kardashian was asked to host the late-night show.
Hulu has released first-look images and announced the premiere date - Dec. 17 - for its upcoming sci-fi thriller "Mother/Android." Screenwriter Mattson Tomlin known for "Project Power" and "The Batman" will make his debut as a director. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Algee Smith and Raúl Castillo.
Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto has tested positive for COVID-19. According to CNN, Cavuto did not go on air for his afternoon Fox News program Tuesday as a result of his positive test result. In a statement from Cavuto provided to TheWrap by Fox News Media, Cavuto shared his thoughts.
The controversy surrounding Dave Chappelle's "The Closer" special was not mentioned during Netflix's earnings interview on Tuesday, which included co-CEO Ted Sarandos and other company executives. Sarandos, co-CEO Reed Hastings and CFO Spencer Neumann fielded prepared questions during the prerecorded interview, which came on the heels of the company announcing that it had flown past its Q3 earnings forecasts.
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" announced Tuesday the launch of its new daily podcast, "The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert," which will premiere Monday on any podcast service. In the trailer advertisement, Stephen Colbert asks, "Do you love television but hate the visuals?
Let's be honest, she looks good in everything
In an interview with The Sunday Times, "Pose" star Billy Porter questioned Vogue's decision to make Harry Styles their first male cover star, saying "he's just [wearing a dress] because it's the thing to do." "I feel like the fashion industry has accepted me because they have to," Porter said.
Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for "The Lost Daughter," Maggie Gyllenhaal's book-to-screen adaptation of the novel of the same name by Elena Ferrante that stars Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley, Ed Harris, Peter Sarsgaard, Paul Mescal and many more. Gyllenhaal wrote and directed the R-rated adaption.
"Succession" patriarch Logan Roy sure does yell a lot. But according to his Golden Globe-winning portrayer, Brian Cox, there is a method to his madness. "Of course, I shout every now and again. And the REASON I SHOUT," he bellowed in an interview with CNN reporter Sandra Gonzalez, training her computer speakers, "is to keep the audience, wake them up, and wake the other actors up."
Was it once said that behind every great woman lies.... three men? No? Well it does happen because the Spanish author Carmen Mola who just won a $1 million-plus Planeta Prize turned out to be three men, it emerged this weekend.
Jon Stewart, like many, is concerned with the polarization in the country and although he says he believes "we still have time to save US democracy," he warns against putting too much energy toward blaming everything on Donald Trump.
Spooky Season is officially here, which means it's the perfect time to watch Halloween movies. Figuring out what to watch can be tough, though, especially when it comes to Netflix's vast catalogue of titles. Lucky for you, we've put together a curated list of the best Halloween movies on Netflix right now.
The "I Know What You Did Last Summer" horror franchise is getting the TV treatment. The 1997 slasher starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze Jr. was based on the 1973 novel of the same name and found a group of teens haunted by a bad deed.
On Thursday's episode of "The Five," co-hosts Geraldo Rivera and Greg Gutfeld argued about Kyrie Irving's refusal to get vaccinated. And yes, once again. they got into a shouting match. No sense in ending a successful gimmick, right people?
Forlorn girl fall has officially begun now that Adele's new single "Easy on Me" has dropped. The "Easy on Me" music video debuted at midnight Friday United Kingdom time. In the 5-minute video, Adele is shown packing up her things to leave.
Emani 22, an R&B singer whose real name was Emani Johnson, has died. She was 22. Record producer J Maine confirmed the singer's death to People. "Emani 22 was a wonderful individual that literally brightened up any room she was in," he said. The cause of Emani 22's death has not been immediately revealed.
Jeremy Renner swaps his heroic Hawkeye for a mysterious power broker role in Paramount+'s original series "Mayor of Kingstown." "We get paid to give advice, so I'm going to give you some," Renner's character says to a young woman in the series' trailer, which dropped Thursday. "Wherever you're from, you should go back.
Podcast star Joe Rogan had some kind words for Fox News' Tucker Carlson on the Tuesday episode of "The Joe Rogan Experience." "We'll also talk to anybody. Tucker has a lot of left-wing people on and he doesn't disparage them or criticize them or mock them," he mused after guest Alex Berenson - a vaccine skeptic who routinely appears on Fox News' primetime shows - compared his interview style to Carlson's.
Piers Morgan doesn't think the Rolling Stones should remove the song "Brown Sugar" from their U.S. tour setlist over criticism of racist lyrics. "Grow a pair, Mick (no apologies to any wokies offended by this phrase), stand up to the woke bullies, and sing Brown Sugar loudly and proudly at the rest of your shows," Morgan wrote in a column for "Daily Mail".
Sharon Osbourne called out head of CBS Daytime Amy Reisenbach and showrunners Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews as the people behind her ouster from "The Talk." During her interview with Megyn Kelly, Osbourne also criticized her former cohosts Sheryl Underwood and Elaine Welteroth for their roles in her departure.
Comic and actor Damon Wayans praised Dave Chappelle for exercising his free speech in "The Closer." TMZ captured comments from Wayans at LAX airport Monday morning. When asked "Where do you stand on the issue? How do you feel about the special? and Should it be cancelled?"
Blac Chyna ranted about unvaccinated people to a fan recording her on video in the Miami, Florida, airport. It is unclear exactly why she went off about being pro-vax, but TMZ reported that a fan asked to take a photo with her, which might have caused her to unload.
Limelight productions announced Monday that Eugenio Derbez ("CODA," "Instructions Not Included"), Eva Longoria ("Sylvie's Love," "Overboard"), Reese Gonzales, Veronica Falcón, Isabella Gomez, Luna Blaise and Kevin Alejandro have boarded Aitch Alberto's directorial debut project "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe." Limelight will finance the film.
Former contestant on the MTV show "Ex on the Beach" and DJ Chris Pearson has died after a reported stabbing. He was 25. "Unfortunately, Chris passed away early Sunday morning unexpectedly after a tragic encounter," reads to a GoFundMe page organized by Veronica Garcia.
Matt Amodio's 38-game winning streak came to an end Monday on "Jeopardy!" He finished his streak in the No. 2 spot on the all-time consecutive wins list behind only Ken Jennings, who holds the top spot with 74 wins. James Holzhauer's 32 straight wins stands as third.
MSNBC's Chuck Todd is taking a verbal beating on social media as he seems to every weekend, with some Twitter users comparing his hosting abilities on "Meet the Press" with that of Kim Kardashian hosting "Saturday Night Live." "Kim Kardashian is doing to SNL for me what Chuck Todd does to Meet the Press for me every week.
With Halloween and the winter holidays in the not-too-distant future, October is the perfect month for revisiting old favorites and catching up on the classics you've never seen. Whether your thing is horror, romantic comedy, action, drama or another genre, Hulu has you covered with a wealth of great movies to watch - and the streamer is adding more than 100 new movies and TV shows this month.
Adele took to Instagram Live Saturday night to answer fan questions about her new album - which addresses her recent divorce from Simon Konecki - and other topics. "Divorce, baby, divorce," she responded to a fan on Instagram who asked about the project.
Tom Hardy returns to his battle with alien Venom in the sequel "Venom: Let There Be Carnage," which is now playing. This time, Hardy's character Eddie Brock, who plays host to the symbiotic creature, also faces Venom's enemy Carnage. The first "Venom" was a commercial hit, grossing $856 million at the worldwide box office despite some not-so-great reviews.
Looking for a new comedic, spooky show to watch or stream on Thursday nights this October? CBS' "Ghosts" could be for you. "Ghosts" premieres Thursday on CBS. Each episode will drop Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET/8 CT and they will stream on Paramount+ the same day they air on CBS.
"Shark Tank" judge Barbara Corcoran has apologized for a fat-shaming joke aimed at Whoopi Goldberg's expense on Thursday's episode of "The View.' "I just came back from 'The View' where I saw my old friend Whoopi." Corcoran started in a video posted later in the day to Twitter.
The FBI and police in California on Wednesday disputed claims by a group of private investigators that the infamous Zodiac Killer has been identified, telling the San Francisco Chronicle that the case is still open and that evidence cited is entirely "circumstantial."
Citing the lack of women playwrights featured in the lineup of the Mark Taper Forum, playwright Jeremy O. Harris has canceled the entry of his Tony-nominated work, "Slave Play." Harris broke this news in an email he sent to executives of L.A.'s Center Theater Group - which oversees the Mark Taper Forum in addition to other nearby theaters.
In the lead-up to Virginia's gubernatorial election, Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe has reached out to a very unexpected fanbase: the Swifties. A new ad for McAuliffe's campaign targets his opponent by asking, "Did you know that Republican candidate for governor, Glenn Youngkin, helped buy Taylor Swift's masters out from under her when he was co-CEO of Carlyle Group?"
In a statement Tuesday, the leadership of Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group apologized for excluding female playwrights from the lineup of the upcoming Mark Taper Forum, vowing that "we can and will do better." The apology came hours after Jeremy O.
After six years of being musically M.I.A., Adele has announced her new single, titled "Easy on Me." The singer-songwriter released a clip teasing her latest work on Tuesday morning, which reveals that the single will be released on Oct. 15. See that moody clip up top.
ESPN's Sage Steele, after expressing disgust over the network's vaccine policy, has not only been taken off air for the comments - she has also now tested positive for COVID-19. Steele will also not be attending the ESPNW Summit next week, a person with knowledge of the situation told the TheWrap.
Monica Lewinsky has a lot to say about cancel culture, but key to the discussion, she says, is what that term actually means and how people use it. During an interview on the New York Times' "Sway" podcast, Lewinsky told host Kara Swisher that she thinks "cancel culture" has become a "catchall phrase" that needs to be more clearly defined on a case-by-case basis.
There was no shortage of Twitter reactions with Facebook and Instagram not working for much of Monday morning and into the afternoon. Reaction to their return was also inevitable.
Natalie Morales has started her next career chapter at "The Talk." The show welcomed Morales as a new host this morning. Morales joined the show via Zoom. She will start hosting in person Monday, Oct. 11, for Season 12.
Wall Street Journal reporter Jeff Horwitz and New York Times media columnist Ben Smith had the internet buzzing for their Sunday talk show appearances - but less for what they had to say about Facebook and the demise of Ozy Media than for their choice of on-camera fashion accessory.
"SNL" supervising producer Ken Aymong is retiring after working on the NBC sketch comedy show for more than three decades. "Saturday Night Live" cast member Colin Jost acknowledged Aymong's exit on the show's Oct. 2 episode - which was also its 47th season premiere - by holding up a sign that read, "We'll miss you, Ken."
Fox News has received backlash for a headline that falsely suggested Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) shirked on paying property tax on her Illinois home. "Wtf is wrong with you guys?!?" tennis legend Martina Navratilova wrote, noting that the story itself explains that Duckworth took advantage of a tax credit available to all disabled U.S.
Adele fans are wondering if her new album is about to drop and taken to Twitter with their theories. According to Pitchfork and Billboard, this theory started when Mauler, a radio host of "The Morning Hot Tub and Stingray Hit List Countdown" tweeted and then deleted the words: "New Adele.
Ph.D. student Matt Amodio has risen to the second place spot on the all-time consecutive wins list on "Jeopardy!" The champion of this list - Ken Jennings - sits high up with 74 consecutive wins. Amodio acknowledged this when asked about Jennings upon his most recent win.
Natalie Morales is leaving NBC News. The "Dateline" correspondent and "Today" show anchor has been with the group for 22 years. She will be joining CBS' daytime talk show "The Talk," an individual with knowledge of her decision told TheWrap. Morales will take over the vacated slot left by Carrie Ann Inaba, who departed in August.
Gabriel Salazar - better known as the TikTok influencer @gabenotbabe - died Sunday of injuries sustained during a car crash in Zavala County, Texas. He was 19. Three other people also died in the crash, a Texas Highway Patrol spokesperson told Insider. Their identities have not been made public.
Paparazzo Robert O'Neil has won his copyright infringement lawsuit against model Emily Ratajkowski after she posted a photo he took of her to Instagram without his permission. According to court documents obtained by TheWrap, a New York federal judge ruled that Ratajkowski infringed upon O'Neil's copyright by posting the image of herself, denying her argument that she "transformed" the photo by adding a caption.
Ellen Pompeo had former costar Patrick Dempsey as a guest on her podcast this week, and during their talk she revealed that Denzel Washington played a big role in her decision to stick with the long-running drama. As Pompeo explained, the episode Washington directed, 2016's "The Sound of Silence," came at a pivotal period for the show, and for Pompeo herself.
In discussion with ex-NFL quarterback Jay Cutler, ESPN's Sage Steele complained that her employer's COVID-19 vaccine mandate is "sick" and "scary." That didn't stop her from complying with it, however.
Audiences anticipating the next season of "SNL" - the 47th season starts Saturday - may be curious about the new cast additions ahead of Saturday's premiere. Beck Bennett and Lauren Holt have left the SNL cast, making room for Aristotle Athari, Sarah Sherman and James Austin Johnson, which NBC announced Monday.
UPDATE: In a statement to TheWrap after this article was published, Chuck D wrote, "JUST TO BE CLEAR, I'm not the R. Kelly fan here. I ain't got any of his songs. And his actions were trash." Chuck D's tweet about R. Kelly's verdict and the U.S.
Organizers of Saturday's Women's March in Washington, D.C., have asked that attendees not bring "The Handmaid's Tale"-themed imagery or clothing to the event. The criteria spelled out in the march's guidelines effectively bans "Handmaid's Tale" costumes.
Jean Hale Coleman, who starred alongside Adam West in the original "Batman" television series, has died at 82. According to a family statement given to Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter, Coleman died on August 3 of natural causes. Born on Dec. 27, 1938 in Salt Lake City, Hale grew up in Darien, CT.
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By Dessi Gomez ('21) The public constructs Taylor Swift as if she were an idea, not a person, according to her gender and her gender expression. These constructions are intertwined with her breakout into fame as "America's sweetheart" and "ultimate good girl." As she grew up in front of the public, she began to be...
For a yearlong honors project, I researched Taylor Swift's relationship to the media and how the media influenced different perceptions of her public and private personas as well as her music.
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One of the vintage buttons simply says in all capital letters: "ERA YES." Another says "Viva la mujer," a yellow female pictogram set against a strong red background. Still another button reads "Chisholm for president," a reference to the first Black woman elected to Congress and one of the subjects in HBO's recent series "Mrs.
Brian Bowen Smith knew what the cover of his book would be the moment he shot the photo. "He's a famous cowboy [in Colorado] and he's got a big ranch there. We called him up and ... we came on by and there he was," Bowen Smith told The Times in a phone interview about his book in progress, "Drivebys."
While Taylor Swift may not have created the most intensive Easter egg process with the release of "Folklore," connections can still be made between her eighth album and her personal life. The fandom has exploded in a search for deeper meanings and references to the parts of her life that Swift tries to keep private.
Joel Courtney thinks "The Kissing Booth 2" is better than "The Kissing Booth." "I just think that we really came into our characters in more of a powerful way in the second film, because we knew the characters, we already had history with these characters," said the actor, who plays Lee Flynn in Netflix's rom-com sequel, which dropped on Friday.
Lisa Lucas didn't want to leave her job as executive director of the National Book Foundation, which hands out the prestigious National Book Awards every year, but when the offer from Pantheon came, she simply couldn't refuse. "It felt important enough to become more uncomfortable - if that makes sense," Lucas said in a phone interview.
Brian Tanen wishes that a TV show like "Love, Victor" had existed when he was younger, especially with a few Hollywood touches for good measure - like a drag show emceed by his favorite queen, Katya Zamolodchikova, and a pickup basketball game with the first openly gay NBA player, Jason Collins.
The four girls of Run the World, a new pop group that launched while its members have been in quarantine, have never met in person. But you wouldn't know that after listening to its catchy debut single, "Rainbow."
In theory, the advance paid on the signing of a book deal is just the beginning of a relationship between writer and publisher - a guaranteed sum in expectation of shared royalties down the line. And yet it can be both an author's lifeblood and a vote of confidence.
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The new Netflix documentary "Seaspiracy" was released in late March, just a month before Earth Day. As the title alludes to, the film emphasizes the cycle of corruption within commercial fisheries and the extensive conspiracy theory surrounding the ethics of the fishing industry.
Amidst all the turbulence and all the disappointments of the pandemic, it would be easy to overlook the good. With so many beloved events canceled this past year, it would also be easy to forget all the effort Notre Dame's faculty and staff have devoted to make these semesters feel as normal as possible.
Professor Sophie White's book, "Voices of the Enslaved: Love, Labor and Longing in French Louisiana" gives voice to individuals in colonial Louisiana, who otherwise had no outlet or representation during their lives. Most recently, White's book won the Frederick Douglass Book Prize for the year's best non-fiction book about slavery or abolition, which includes an award of $25,000.
Over a ten week winter break, the University of Notre Dame will be piloting its first Winter Session, during which many forms of virtual experiences will be offered for students who want to use the time for networking, service, academics or research.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett has brought more press to Notre Dame recently with her nomination and recent confirmation to the Supreme Court on Monday October 26. Barrett, a Notre Dame Law School alumna, has taught as a member of the Law School's Faculty since 2002.
"I've always wanted to open a bookstore. About 25 years ago -I have a 25-year-old daughter - and when she was born, that was one of the jobs I thought I would like to do because I thought it'd be fun to raise a baby in a bookstore."
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Joey King has called out her "Kissing Booth" costar and ex-boyfriend Jacob Elordi over a claim he made in a recent interview. King's tweet, since deleted, came Thursday night in response to Elordi's claim in a recent interview with Variety that he hasn't yet watched "The Kissing Booth 2," the second film in the Netflix franchise that stars both actors.
If you were in the Los Angeles area early this morning, we probably know what you were up to: bolting out of bed and wondering what was happening. A magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck L.A. at 4:29 a.m., felt most strongly in the epicenter of San Fernando. The quake spread across the L.A.
Melanie C, better known as Sporty Spice of the beloved British pop group Spice Girls, will release a new self-titled album this fall. The singer revealed the news late Tuesday on Twitter, announcing the Oct. 2 release date and also teasing fans with a video for a new song.
Twitter is praising a historic first for the Emmy Awards after nominations were announced Tuesday morning. For the first time in the ceremony's 71-year history, Black actresses dominate the category for lead actress in a limited series or movie. The three Black actresses in the running are Octavia Spencer ("Self Made"), Kerry Washington ("Little Fires Everywhere") and Regina King ("Watchmen").
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are new parents. The "Game of Thrones" star gave birth to her first child with the Jonas Brothers pop musician last Wednesday at a hospital in Los Angeles, according to multiple reports out Monday. The couple has reportedly named their new daughter Willa, per TMZ and Just Jared.
Late-night talk show hosts had a field day Wednesday making jokes about Ivanka Trump's photo of herself holding up a can of Goya beans. The first daughter tweeted the photo on Tuesday night with the caption, "If it's Goya, it has to be good.
Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers are moving on from their marriage. The couple appears to have coordinated the divorce paperwork, with Chambers filing the petition and Hammer responding right away. They also shared the news with identical Instagram posts Friday.
The title track of Katy Perry's fifth album says everything about why she went with "Smile" for its theme. Released Friday, "Smile" is Perry's latest single. She starts off with an upbeat hook that leads to the chorus of lyrics expressing her gratitude for changes in her life.
Bill Nye the Science Guy has taken his talents to TikTok. The host of the TV show that landed him his nickname posted two segments of "Consider the Following With Bill Nye" on the video app Wednesday night. In them, he talks about why it's important to wear face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic and demonstrates different types of face coverings.
"1619 Project," the New York Times' award-winning multimedia series that examines slavery's lingering effects on contemporary life, is about to go widescreen with the help of Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate. Creator Nikole Hannah-Jones, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the New York Times Magazine,andNYT will work with Winfrey and Lionsgate to adapt "The 1619 Project" into a set of feature films and television shows.
Brit Bennett's acclaimed second novel, "The Vanishing Half," is leaping from the bestseller list onto the screen. According to Deadline, HBO recently won an auction in which 17 bidders were vying for the right to adapt the book.
Jason Reitman thought it would be fun to do a socially distanced remake of "The Princess Bride," so in March he started reaching out to performers and asking if they would help - and in the spirit of "As you wish," many said yes.
Rapper Huey died from a gunshot wound last night in his home town of Kinloch, Mo., police said Friday. The 32-year-old "Pop, Lock & Drop It" star, also known as Baby Huey, was shot at least once. The rapper, whose legal name was Lawrence Franks Jr., was shot outside a home in the 8100 block of Martin Luther King Blvd.
Barcelona's stately Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house took the meaning of live audience to a new level Monday amid coronavirus restrictions that have shut down venues worldwide. The Liceu reopened for its first concert since mid-March with a livestreamed performance of Puccini's "Crisantemi" by the UceLi Quartet.
The first official trailer for the "Hamilton" film dropped Sunday night, reminding eager fans the wait is nearly over. Ahead of its early release on Disney+ next month, "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted the teaser with the caption, "May you always be satisfied..."
Jimmy Kimmel announced Thursday that he will be taking a summer break from his late-night show, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" . He broke the news on what would be his last show hosting for a while - then got an " unexpected" visit from Matt Damon right after making the announcement.
Raven-Symoné introduced the world to her wife Thursday morning, sharing the news that she had a surprise backyard wedding with girlfriend Miranda Maday this week. "I got married to a woman who understands me from trigger to joy, from breakfast to midnight snack, from stage to home. I love you Mrs.
Rapper J. Cole has joined the conversation about racial inequality and ongoing protests sparked by violence against Black Americans after a fellow artist questioned why rappers weren't weighing in on the timely issues. Cole released the song "Snow on Tha Bluff" Tuesday night, following rapper Noname 's criticism on Twitter that "top selling rappers" have been silent about growing tensions.
Dolly Parton's fans are rallying on social media to get a statue of the beloved country queen to replace old monuments of Confederate and Ku Klux Klan leaders in her native Tennessee. They've even launched a Change.org petition that, as of Tuesday afternoon, has already amassed 15,000 signatures and counting.
In celebration of Juneteenth, Alicia Keys and John Legend will do battle at pianos in the latest installment of the Verzuz series of online musical showdowns. Raising the stakes, both artists just released new music that might make it into the friendly competition. The battle, announced last Saturday, will commence at 5 p.m.
Verzuz has announced the latest faceoff in what has been an impressive lineup of hip-hop and R&B performers competing in musical showdowns: Alicia Keys and John Legend will square off on the piano Friday for a special celebration of Juneteenth, which marks the day in 1865 when slavery ended in Texas, the most remote of the Confederacy's slave states.
Chase Stokes and Madelyn Cline, stars of the hit Netflix teen drama "Outer Banks," have taken their onscreen romance into real life as well. Their characters, John B (Stokes) and Sarah Cameron (Cline), became involved about halfway through the show's first season. On Sunday, Stokes' Instagram hinted the two are a couple.
With no advance notice, Dave Chappelle launched a new comedy special on Friday. In a 27-minute set titled "8:46," he addresses the murder of George Floyd, the ensuing nationwide protests and the fact that he has been silent about it all until now.
Lizzo has clapped back at yet another critic who felt the need to call her fat. The self-proclaimed "bop star" did the deed in a profanity-peppered TikTok video she posted Tuesday. Leading into her message with the caption, "[I]f you're not a fat shamer... keep scrolling...
"Pose" star Angelica Ross, Black Lives Matter Los Angeles co-Founder Melina Abdullah and acting president of Planned Parenthood Alexis McGill Johnson are just a few of the Black women activists who have begun taking over white celebrities' social media to talk about race in the wake of George Floyd's killing.
Netflix added a Black Lives Matter section to its genre tab on Wednesday, responding to viewers' interest in titles related to racial injustice, discrimination and systemic racism. Even though the collection is new, its title tag insists that it's "more than a moment."
Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are reuniting and returning to the big screen in the upcoming "Bill & Ted Face the Music," the third installment in the film series that began with 1989's "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure." This time, the older Bill and Ted have to write a song that will save the world.
Actress Bryce Dallas Howard has weighed in on the recent spike in viewership for "The Help" on Netflix. The 2011 film became the streaming platform's most-watched title in the wake of the protests sparked by George Floyd's killing on May 25.
The stars of "Schitt's Creek" found an unlikely sing-along partner for YouTube's "Dear Class of 2020" YouTube special on Sunday. Mariah Carey made a surprise cameo for the cast's rendition of her 1993 hit ballad "Hero."
A flurry of films and documentaries on the Black experience, racism and social justice are coming online for viewing in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd and the nationwide protests over police brutality. An earlier version of this story erroneously included "Daughters of the Dust" and "Down in the Delta" in a list of documentaries about the African American experience.
"Star Wars" actor John Boyega risked professional fallout and delivered a powerful speech at a Black Lives Matter protest in London's Hyde Park on Wednesday. His impassioned remarks about George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis highlighted racism and police brutality in Boyega's native United Kingdom and resonated worldwide.
British actress Emma Watson has responded to a Twitter backlash over how she supported the #BlackoutTuesday initiative, particularly on her Instagram account. Some fans expected the former "Harry Potter" star and activist to post more meaningful messages and accused her of performative activism.
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Ashley Cavuto graduates from the University of Notre Dame later this month, and with her debut novel, "The Dust That Danced," she hopes to show coming-of-age stories don't end when high school does.
Actor and Disneyland alumnus Caleb Shaw thinks theatergoers will enjoy the final scene of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" at the Barns of Nappanee's Round Barn Theatre. "There's a beautiful moment at the end, and you can take it whatever way you want," he says.
Although Studebaker stopped making cars altogether in 1966, the Studebaker National Museum finds that the following "disco decade" of the '70s has an important story to tell. "White vinyl tops and white leather interiors (are some things) you don't see anymore," Studebaker National Museum Archivist Andrew Beckman says.
SOUTH BEND - Two demonstrations by Notre Dame students on Thursday night offered starkly different messages on Amy Coney Barrett, the university law professor who became a Supreme Court justice this week. On the university's Library Lawn at 5:30 p.m., more than 200 students clustered around a stage typically used to host musical performances to voice their opposition to Barrett's confirmation.
According to film director Lisa Donato, 85% of Americans don't know that they know a transgender person. "That means that 85% of Americans are getting their information and education from the media, of what being trans is, and most of what we see in media about trans people is very negative," she says.
Curator Mark Rospenda sees "Lea Goldman and Sarah Martin: Intertwined" as a forest of stories that viewers can walk through. "Intertwined" is the fourth exhibition in the South Bend Museum of Art's "Conversations" series that is housed in the larger Warner gallery to give the two artists - one local and one regional - each more space for their works to interact in meaningful ways.
Lego doesn't make a kit to build the University of Notre Dame's Golden Dome. So Notre Dame senior Colin Whelpley did. And his replica of the iconic landmark figures to be the "eye candy in the middle" of the theme park the Notre Dame Lego Club and campus branch of Themed Entertainment Association plan to build during Saturday's "Lego KingDOME Theme Park Build" from 10 a.m.
Sarah Williams cried when she learned she would play Belle in Amish Acres' production of "Beauty and the Beast" that continues through Dec. 31 at the Round Barn Theatre. "It's been a dream role of mine since I was little," she says. "It was one of my favorite movies.
Pink Sky's latest album, "Meditations," ruminates on the end of the world. "We realized that when we're playing music together, we're practicing this meditation that's sort of a private and shared experience," Ryan Hay says. The husband-and-wife electronica duo of Ryan and Angelica Hay released "Meditations" on Sept.
The boys enjoyed the spotlight earlier this summer with Round Barn Theatre's production of "Big River," the musical adaptation of Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Now through Oct. 13, it's the girls' turn as Amish Acres' repertory theater again hits the library stacks with its production of "Anne of Green Gables," Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford's musical adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery's 1908 novel.
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A garden full of plants is just as much about the animals it attracts as well as the flowers that it produces. Mary Jane Stanley, owner of a garden featured in the very first South Bend Art League Garden Walk, has experienced this over the 30 years that her garden has seen.
Colleen Froehlich shops for seeds the way some might shop for clothes. "I wait for those seed catalogs to come and what can be different," she says. "I guess people that are into fashion, that's why they shop, right? What am I gonna find different if I go out shopping?
ELKHART - Artist Tuck Langland discovered his true calling on a date while an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota. "We went to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts," the St. Paul, Minn., native says. "And she's telling me all about the art. I didn't know anything about it."
ELKHART - Ryan Thompson told his cousin, Shane Dyer, that the only way to get him to move home from Colorado would be to start a brewery in Elkhart. The cousins share grandparents, and when their grandmother died, Ryan went home for her funeral. The cousins got to talking about brewing while Ryan was home.
As hinted at in one of his newest songs, Dillon Carmichael tries to keep recording simple. "A lot of it is feel," he says from his home in Kentucky. "How does a song make me feel? Does it make me feel good? Bring back memories? Motivate me? Nostalgia?
High school is a trying time for many, including the Peanuts gang. In Bert V. Royal's unauthorized parody play, "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead," Charles M. Schulz's famous cartoon characters confront the challenges of adolescence.
"The Queen Bees" takes place in the 1960s, but director Ray Scott Crawford thinks the musical that continues through June 29 at Canterbury Summer Theatre in Michigan City should speak to people today - especially anyone who has dreamed of trending on social media.
SOUTH BEND - The audience's anticipatory chants of "Pitbull, Pitbull" quickly turned to angry boos as South Bend Cubs owner Andrew Berlin took the stage to announce that the hip-hop star would not perform Sunday night at Four Winds Field.
A ghostlight is the last light left on in any theater for safety. Now, it's also the namesake inspiration for The Ghostlight Theatre, the latest addition to Benton Harbor's Arts District. "We thought it was a great beacon and announcement," co-founder and artist director Paul Mow says.
Ryan Hay's life changed after he survived a collision with a semi-truck. He never felt the same again, and although he returned to his job as an English teacher a year after the accident, he realized he could no longer teach writing. "I loved being able to help people form their own voice.
NEW CARLISLE - This year, Ryan Ripley plans to grow a variety of sunflower that smells like chocolate. Ryan and his wife, Melissa, run Field to Vase U-Pick Flower Farm in New Carlisle. The field has been in operation for three years. "We grow close to 30 different types of flowers," Melissa says.
The first restaurant Jim Champion opened burned down a year later. "As you can imagine, that would be extremely difficult to process because you just got started in the business, you've never done it before, and then your restaurant burns down," Champion's nephew, Nathaniel Bishop, says, about the rotisserie barbecue restaurant in Grosse Pointe, Mich., that eventually remained open for 30 years.
Even though she did not choose it, Christi Mullen relates to the name of Total Control Paintball, the business she's owned in Niles for the past 13 years. "It's kind of funny because my personality is I kinda like control," she says, "and you have to have kind of control shooting."
Several area theaters routinely offer American Sign Language-interpreted performances. But with its Deaf Theatre Project, 574 Theatre Company plans to expand such access to the stage with its production of "Into the Woods" that opens today at the Battell Center.
SOUTH BEND - Best Week Ever changes every year. This year, for instance, the week itself has changed. The past two Best Week Evers have used the momentum of the Westside Memorial Day Parade to propel them into action. This year, instead, the week has been pushed back to the first full week of June.
Jeffrey Baumgartner's friends have joked with him that he's both director and star of Dunes Summer Theatre's production of "Smoke and Mirrors" because of his "arrogance." In truth, necessity put the theater's producing artistic director in the role of film producer and director Hamilton Orr in the mystery that opens Friday at the theater in Michigan City.
Sarah Shook wrote the title track for the album "Years" just two weeks before she and her band, the Disarmers, went into the studio to record the album. For the North Carolina-based quartet, that was a bit risky: The band rehearses its albums ahead of time and records live in the studio.
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For my Spring Break 2019, I went on a class trip to Puerto Rico for journalism. The class was called Covering America, and we reported about the island's condition 2 years after Hurricane María. I had the opportunity to venture from Old San Juan to the mountainous areas of the island to Vieques, a smaller island off of the main island of Puerto Rico.
"The Monster" spans 7,400 feet of Puerto Rican rain forest, providing a view 1,200 feet above the ground. This is Toro Verde's most popular zip line cable. "One of the best experiences is to do it in the rain, actually, because you are more in the nature of what the nature is," said Luis Latorre, director of sales and marketing for the adventure park.
VIEQUES, P.R. - "Bahía Puerto Mosquito," or Mosquito Bay, is the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world. The bay's fluorescent plankton were discovered in 1906, on the small island of Vieques, off the coast of the main island of Puerto Rico. Pyrodinium bahamense is the name of the one-celled organism responsible for the bioluminescence of Puerto Mosquito.
SAN JUAN, P.R. - Abimael Ruiz can count on one hand the number of Puerto Rican businesses that use 100 percent native-grown coffee. Ruiz's family originally came to the island from Spain four generations ago. Since then, his family's coffee shop, Café Don Ruiz, has been working to produce native coffee and serve its surrounding community.
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Senior defenseman Tory Dello, and newly appointed alternate captain, looks forward to his final season as a defenseman on the Notre Dame hockey team. He does so while also keeping in mind the past three years of experience under his belt.
Interhall flag football is almost upon us, and the women's dorms are ready. Welsh Family Hall held tryouts the second week of school. With more girls trying out than allotted spots on the A team, cut players overflowed onto the B team.
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When Notre Dame senior Ashley Cavuto decided to write a book last March, she knew she wanted to include mythology, mystery and a maze. Before she became A.
By now, I hope you have heard the news that Taylor Swift released her rerecorded version of album "Fearless" on Friday April 9.
It's been a long year. Last March, in the absence of college basketball, we put our favorite songs up against each other in a Taylor Swift song bracket that almost rivaled the upsets of the 2021 NCAA tournament, and if you think that was challenging, just wait.
With the 10-episode first season of "Ginny and Georgia," a Netflix Original Series created by Sarah Lampert, viewers might want to take it one episode at a time. Family dynamic shows move at quick paces, especially when the family is not the mythically normal nuclear family.
I have not yet read one of Kristin Hannah's novels in my lifetime, but Netflix's adaptation of "Firefly Lane" has definitely put her on my radar. The TV series changes quite a few plot points - as well as character roles and arcs - but Hannah's touch still glimmers here and there.
This Valentine's Day weekend, Netflix was graced with the final installment of the "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" trilogy, "Always and Forever." Whether you were left devastated by the second film "P.S.
'Twas the damn season for Taylor Swift to outdo herself yet again. On Dec. 10, she announced the upcoming release of her ninth studio album "evermore" at midnight, a surprise drop to match the way she delivered sister record "folklore" in July.
LANY's third album, "mama's boy," was released Friday, and it is just as emotional, nostalgic and sentimental as the past two. The difference is that it doesn't deal as much with heartbreak.
The last couple months have been pretty busy for Katy Perry. Soon after the release of her fifth album "Smile" on Aug. 14, she gave birth to her daughter Daisy Dove Bloom on Aug. 26.
Two weekends ago, I watched a total of four animated movies in a four-day span. These films were, "Frozen 2," "Inside Out," "Ratatouille" and "Big Hero 6," respectively. I have come to realize that I prefer animated films to those with real actors or based on real-life like documentaries.
Zac Efron has taken on a new environmentalist angle in his executively produced Netflix special "Down to Earth with Zac Efron." He and his health guru friend Darin Olien travel to eight different places in the eight episodes of season one.
When I think of folklore, I think of mythology, fantasy and fairytales. I think of mythical creatures and stories passed down for generations - which could potentially be true in some respects.
Lady Gaga has done it again with her latest project, Global Citizen's "One World: Together At Home" concert in partnership with the United Nations' World Health Organization.
I hope you all are doing well in quarantine, and for all you Potterheads out there, now is the chance. I hope you take advantage of this downtime to refresh your memory of the beloved wizarding world with a well-deserved movie marathon - or, even better - a complete reread of the entire series J.K.
Picture this: it's day who-even-knows of quarantine, social distancing, self-isolation - whatever you want to call it. You're stuck inside, away from the comfortable chaos of the tri-campus community.
Liz Tigelaar's television adaptation of Celeste Ng's book "Little Fires Everywhere" really runs the gambit of hard-hitting topics. It's easy to see why sparks light all these flammable areas in this story, which plays out very well on the screen on Hulu.
Brett Haley, Liz Hannah and Jennifer Niven's screen adaptation of Niven's young adult novel "All the Bright Places" came out strong on Netflix among other recent, less accurate book to movie transformations. This is mostly due to its talented cast, detailed cinematography and strong soundtrack/score.
Netflix's new magical thriller series "Locke and Key," created by Meredith Averill, Aron Eli Coleite and Carlton Cuse, combines fantasy with horror in a surprisingly captivating plotline.
Netflix released its film adaptation of "To All the Boys I've Loved Before: P.S. I Still Love You," based off of the second book in Jenny Han's teen romance trilogy on Wednesday, Feb. 12.
With a simple opening of Swift playing her piano, her newest addition to the family - Benjamin Button - confidently crawling along the keys and even the strings, viewers are immediately taken into Miss Americana's home for a vulnerable opening to her documentary.
The 2020 Grammy Awards took place on Jan. 26 shortly after the death of basketball player Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in a helicopter crash that occurred in Calabasas, California. Lizzo opened the ceremony in a beautiful glittery black dress with a set consisting of "Cuz I Love You" followed by "Truth Hurts."
Destin Daniel Cretton's film adaptation of Bryan Stevenson's book "Just Mercy" strikes many emotional chords through the use of thoughtful details. From joy to sorrow and everything in between, it would be best to settle in for this two-plus-hour movie that captures the realities of racial inequality on death row in Alabama.
Greta Gerwig's adapted screenplay of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, "Little Women," captured attention with its cast and kept that attention through its effective cinematography. This latest rendition of a classic story about family and the social status of women ignited hope in the hearts of viewers at the close of 2019.
Narrated by a woman dressed in tin foil (Joan Cusack) during a massive snow storm, three love stories converge at a bright yellow Waffle House, which lacks a 'W' in its neon sign, until a third of the way through the film. Unfortunately, we never find out why Cusack's character always wears tin foil.
BookTuber Christine Riccio has crafted a heart-wrenching, young adult love story by bringing together sets of opposites. The novel's main character - 20-year-old pre-med college student Shane Primaveri - takes the ultimate leap of faith out into the world by undertaking a study abroad program in London halfway through her junior year.
Hulu's eight-episode limited series inspired by John Green's debut novel, "Looking for Alaska," premiered Oct. 18. Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are the series' executive producers, and author John Green had some influence as well.
While novels in the Young Adult genre contain many unrealistic elements, they possess a major strength in their ability to highlight diversity and mental health. David Yoon, husband of Nicola Yoon - author of "Everything, Everything" and "The Sun Is Also A Star" - continues this trend with his debut novel, "Frankly in Love."
On Friday, The Lumineers released the remainder of their third album, called "III." This remainder, part of the album's three-chapter serial output, contained the final four songs to complement the six songs already out in the world.
There are seven Harry Potter books. There are now seven Taylor Swift albums. Coincidence? I think not. Swift released "Lover" on Aug. 23. It may be her most mature album yet, loaded with 18 songs that return to what Swift herself calls "confessional writing."
Eight days, eight hours, 17 minutes and 27 seconds, that is the time standing between April 26 and the moment I sit down to write this article. The countdown to Taylor Swift's next comeback has begun. The "Reputation" era was epic, don't get me wrong.
It's a lot like "The Fault in Our Stars." Except they both have cystic fibrosis instead of cancer. And Cole Sprouse is in it. That is how I would summarize "Five Feet Apart" to my friends or to anyone who hasn't seen the movie yet. But that's just the superficial stuff.
The second trailer for the third season of the Duffer brothers' serial show "Stranger Things" was released Mar. 20. This third installment in the Netflix series is set to be released in eight individual episodes July 4.
Jill Santopolo's second novel, "More Than Words," was released on Feb. 5. Readers of her debut novel, "The Light We Lost," highly anticipated this return to the printing press and bookshelf. Santopolo's newest book wows readers once more with captivating characters and well-placed plot twists, successfully drawing them into protagonist Nina Gregory's world.
Countries collide in Netflix's newest addition to its collection of culinary coverage. "The Final Table" provides a glimpse into worldwide cuisine with a competitive edge. Twenty-four chefs from around the world team up in pairs to cook for a spot at the final table amongst nine legendary chefs from different countries.
The Band CAMINO performed at Legends Thurday, Jan. 17, marking their first concert in two months, and serving as a warmup performance to prepare them for their tour that starts Friday, Jan. 25. This concert was also the foursome's first time in South Bend. I was able to interview the band before the show.
The Snite Museum of Art and Notre Dame's student radio station, WVFI, have collaborated to create Spotify playlists for the viewing of the ongoing art exhibition, "Solidary and Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection," until Dec. 15. Co-coordinator for the Snite Student Programming Committee Rachel Mills spearheaded the project along with WVFI's website manager, Charlie Hergenrother.
LANY performed at The Riviera Theatre in Chicago on Nov. 1. The concert proved worth the long wait in a line that snaked through the streets surrounding the theater. The three-man band surpassed expectations.
LANY, the trio composed of Paul Jason Klein's vocals and piano, Jake Goss' drums and sampling pad and Les Priest's synthesizers and backup vocals and guitar, released its sophomore album "Malibu Nights" on Oct. 5.
The line outside Legends Nightclub steadily lengthened from 8 p.m. onward. Excited chatter reflected the increasing excitement and anticipation of Notre Dame students who were kicking off their weekend with the Lauv concert. Once the crowd had trickled in, it was not long until opener Charlotte Lawrence took the stage.
Pop singer-songwriter Lauv will perform at Legends Nightclub on Friday at 9 p.m. Tickets for his upcoming concert sold out halfway through the first day of sales on Thursday Sept. 27. Such a sellout is a rarity for the Legends Nightclub venue, hinting at Lauv's popularity and the promise of a great performance.
Silence floods Washington Hall as the group, Actors From the London Stage, prepares to perform its rendition of Shakespeare's "Hamlet." The five actors and actresses introduce themselves and identify their roles in the production, telltale props and costumes strewn across the stage.
Readers of Jenny Han's trilogy of books - "To All the Boys I've Loved Before," "P.S. I Still Love You" and "Always and Forever Lara Jean" - have looked forward to the movie adaptation of the first book since Han's announcement in July 2017.
The Observer Newspaper at Notre Dame: Scene Selections
"Only Wanna Be With You (Pokémon 25 Version)" - Post Malone By Ryan Israel, Scene Editor The context surrounding this song is baffling, to say the least.
Reactions to Notre Dame's introduction of the Calm app as a mental health supplement have been mixed. On one hand, you can't replace counselors, psychiatrists and professionals with an app on your phone.
Scene Selections: On Campus How do you do, fellow kids? Welcome to your new home. We're Scene, your go-to for commentary on trending arts and culture topics - stay tuned for a review of Taylor Swift's "folklore" - and general campus happenings.
There's always something to look forward to. For Scene writers, that something is usually a forthcoming album from a personal-favorite artist, a new television show with rave reviews or a movie from A24. Sometimes, the build up to the release of a new thing can be more exciting than the thing itself.
With primary season in full swing, our writers decided to approach politics as only Scene writers can and make a one-song playlist for each Democratic candidate. Read on for our musical takes on Bernie, Liz and all the rest.
It's the grand finale: Scene's official list of the top 20 albums of the year.
"JESUS IS KING" - Kanye West Charlie Kenney, Associate Scene Editor Kanye West is an artist whose records, typically, receive pretty universal acclaim. Recent albums "My Dark Beautiful Twisted Fantasy" and "YEEZUS," although perhaps controversial in religious circles, saw near unanimous praise from music review outlets and renowned artists.
As the new year approaches and a new decade looms on the horizon, Scene looks at the recent events that best capture the feelings of the 2010s.
Scene on the Screen: looking into the best, the worst and the weirdest filmmaking, on both the big and small screens, from 2019. Cinema? Who is she?
Boo! Scene's here, and we just went trick-or-treating for some spook-tacular movies and music to make your Halloween extra scary. Scared of the dark? Lean into your fears and have some fun this All Hallows Eve. A scary movie never killed anyone, except maybe all the characters in the movie.
Another Michael Goes Out for "Football" By Mike Donovan, Scene Editor Saturday. Gameday. The parking lot bustles. "What a lovely day ... Let's play some football," Another Michael hums excitedly. "I just learned the rules / You toss a ball around to everyone at school / And there are two teams ..."
On Campus Welcome, First Years! It's a pleasure to finally meet you all: bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, fresh off a full-fledged hot girl summer, ready to start a brand new life in a brand new home.
Springtime is sweeping through South Bend (sort of) but, with summertime on the horizon, the spring will soon be swept away. That's okay with us. We have our sunglasses, plenty of sunscreen and a few things we're really excited about for after school lets out.
With Spring Break just around the corner, Scene is here with new singles sure to brighten up your travel - whether you're going home or somewhere else.
Friday, indie-rock bands Sure Sure and Young the Giant played at Stepan Center for the Student Union Board's spring concert. Our Scene writers offer their impressions of some of the concert's best moments.
Scene's 2019 Oscars Predictions With the 91st Academy Awards coming up Sunday, the Scene department decided to cast its own ballot for one of the most wide-open Oscars in recent memory. Everything from Marvel blockbusters ("Black Panther") to foreign-language Netflix pictures ("Roma") are contending.
Forecasts are bleak. School is canceled. The Office of Campus Safety recently outlined survival instructions for the week: walk in groups, dress warmly and appropriately, stay dry - basically, avoid being outside at all costs.
After yesterday's look at television and Monday's honorable mentions, Scene turns its focus to the best of the big screen. It was an exciting year for unexpected, new and fresh movies, as well as more than a few very welcome throwbacks.
With due dates approaching and tests looming, it can be hard to keep up with the latest music releases. That's why the Scene writers picked out a few of their favorite new singles to keep you in the loop.
Summer is a time filled with sun, joy, freedom and a lot of music. To help fill out your endless summer playlist, Scene writers compiled a list of some of the best music that came out during that much-missed season.
Viewpoint Columns - The Observer
In realizing that I am very heavily leaning towards moving off campus next year, I'm going to take this Inside Column space to dig up the 'Senior Exclusion Policy' again.
With the first real snow on Monday and about two weeks until Thanksgiving Break, we are in the full swing of the holiday season. I always find myself getting so excited once October hits because there is still time to prepare for Halloween and embrace the fall season.
Some people might think the Scene section of The Observer is easier to write for than other sections, or that it is not very journalistic because we spend most of our time writing music and movie reviews. But I'm going to refute that claim.
Inseev Interactive Copywriting
In July of 2018, I ghostwrote 10 prompts for Inseev Interactive, a Marketing and Advertising Agency. This is the tenth of those prompts, written for webpages with certain anchor text phrases. The goal was SEO (Search Engine Optimization) using key words like the anchor text, which I have highlighted at the top of the article.
In July of 2018, I ghostwrote 10 prompts for Inseev Interactive, a Marketing and Advertising Agency. This is the ninth of those prompts, written for webpages with certain anchor text phrases. The goal was SEO (Search Engine Optimization) using key words like the anchor text, which I have highlighted at the top of the article.
In July of 2018, I ghostwrote 10 prompts for Inseev Interactive, a Marketing and Advertising Agency. This is the eighth of those prompts, written for webpages with certain anchor text phrases. The goal was SEO (Search Engine Optimization) using key words like the anchor text, which I have highlighted at the top of the article.
In July of 2018, I ghostwrote 10 prompts for Inseev Interactive, a Marketing and Advertising Agency. This is the seventh of those prompts, written for webpages with certain anchor text phrases. The goal was SEO (Search Engine Optimization) using key words like the anchor text, which I have highlighted at the top of the article.
In July of 2018, I ghostwrote 10 prompts for Inseev Interactive, a Marketing and Advertising Agency. This is the sixth of those prompts, written for webpages with certain anchor text phrases. The goal was SEO (Search Engine Optimization) using key words like the anchor text, which I have highlighted at the top of the article.
In July of 2018, I ghostwrote 10 prompts for Inseev Interactive, a Marketing and Advertising Agency. This is the fifth of those prompts, written for webpages with certain anchor text phrases. The goal was SEO (Search Engine Optimization) using key words like the anchor text, which I have highlighted at the top of the article.
In July of 2018, I ghostwrote 10 prompts for Inseev Interactive, a Marketing and Advertising Agency. This is the fourth of those prompts, written for webpages with certain anchor text phrases. The goal was SEO (Search Engine Optimization) using key words like the anchor text, which I have highlighted at the top of the article.
In July of 2018, I ghostwrote 10 prompts for Inseev Interactive, a Marketing and Advertising Agency. This is the third of those prompts, written for webpages with certain anchor text phrases. The goal was SEO (Search Engine Optimization) using key words like the anchor text, which I have highlighted at the top of the article.
In July of 2018, I ghostwrote 10 prompts for Inseev Interactive, a Marketing and Advertising Agency. This is the second of those prompts, written for webpages with certain anchor text phrases. The goal was SEO (Search Engine Optimization) using key words like the anchor text, which I have highlighted at the top of the article.
In July of 2018, I ghostwrote 10 prompts for Inseev Interactive, a Marketing and Advertising Agency. This is the first of those prompts, written for webpages with certain anchor text phrases. The goal was SEO (Search Engine Optimization) using key words like the anchor text, which I have highlighted at the top of the article.
The Eagle Eye - Santa Margarita Catholic High School
One of the strongest feelings of accomplishment comes from choosing a college to spend your next four years. Another amazing feeling is the pride that comes from seeing friends commit to a college. Over spring break, I got to visit the University of California at Santa Barbara, where my best friend Bea will run track...
The Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall is more than just a venue. Constructed like a musical instrument, the building's acoustics magnify each and every sound made by the student musicians. Thus, the concert hall provides the perfect atmosphere to commemorate performing arts teacher Nick Kraus. On Monday Mar.
Intro, Boston: College Loop and Fenway Park When we received the news last year that the 2016 Senior MUN B Trip would visit Boston, MA and Montreal, Quebec, I knew I had to be a part of the trip. And I was not disappointed. Six seniors (including myself) and one junior, accompanied by...
An idea pops into her head. She plans out her next blog post, anticipation building as the pieces fall together. This blogger can't wait to share her latest update with the world. The trend of blogging, or contributing to a constantly updated website with articles and multimedia, has grown very popular as technology advances.
Teenagers have become increasingly aware of the idea of perfection, and the pressure of keeping up with all of the latest trends. We have begun to filter our personalities, along with our accounts. In a world where we are forced to airbrush or delete unworthy selfies, finstas are here to save us.
Cheers erupt from the Eagle's Nest as an SMCHS football player enters the end zone for a touchdown. The Eagle Regiment matches the screams and shouts with its own musical medley. One man is responsible for adding to the celebration of the nest. One man is responsible for guiding a seamless halftime show from band...
The bell chimes, marking the end of another school day. As many students take their time leaving the classroom, Talon Theatre actors rush to sign up for audition times at the tech crew table waiting outside the Black Box. At 2:30 p.m., the first name is called and the cast member enters the Black Box....
click here to see Dessi's Exposure Happy-Go-Lucky: Harmony Tea Bar If you prefer tea as your caffeine source, Harmony Tea Bar in Mission Viejo is the spot for you. This quaint tea place suits a range of personalities from the easily-distracted to the heavily-focused students.