Directing the Beatles Was Just One Part of His Long and Winding Career

The filmmaker Michael Lindsay-Hogg, who attracted some social media scrutiny after his appearance in Peter Jackson’s “Get Back,” finds peace in New York’s Hudson Valley.

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Maybelle Blair Inspired ‘A League of Their Own.’ At 95, She’s Far From Done.

Maybelle Blair is still dedicated to including women and girls in baseball. And she still loves the “clicketyclack” sound of baseball cleats on her feet.

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Nazi Tapes Provide a Chilling Sequel to the Eichmann Trial

Sixty years after the execution of Adolf Eichmann, the logistics chief of the Holocaust, an Israeli documentary airs his confessions in his own voice.

#eichmann-adolf, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #israel, #movies, #television, #world-war-ii-1939-45

After ‘Rocketman’, Taron Egerton Transforms Again for ‘Black Bird’

The 32-year-old plays an imprisoned drug dealer facing an unusual choice in the Apple TV+ series, written by Dennis Lehane.

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Eduardo Franco on ‘Stranger Things’ 4 and Argyle’s Stoned Comic Relief

Eduardo Franco, who joined the Netflix hit this season, has carved out a role as the show’s addled but reliably hilarious tension-release valve.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #franco-eduardo-1994, #netflix-inc, #stranger-things-tv-program, #television

Liars, Losers and the Lessons of ‘Antiques Roadshow’

There is something truly American about hopefully dragging your old stuff to a TV production set.

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Netflix Says It’s Business as Usual. Is That Good Enough?

Long Hollywood’s leading innovator, the streaming service is staying the course, despite serious challenges to its business and questions about its content.

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On NBC’s ‘Dancing With Myself,’ TikTok-Like Dances Meet Network TV

“Dancing With Myself,” on NBC, shows the deep influence of the dance challenge on popular culture, even as its hold on TikTok has loosened.

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Taika Waititi on “Thor” and “Our Flag Means Death”

The “Thor: Love and Thunder” director can’t say no — to starring in “Our Flag Means Death,” making a soccer movie, writing a “Star Wars” idea, adapting Roald Dahl. For starters.

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In Showtime’s “Yellowjackets,” Christina Ricci finds the role she has been looking for.

The actress, who grew up in the public eye, finally finds the role she’s been looking for.

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Watching ‘Queer as Folk’ but Craving ‘Heartstopper’

Major reboots and revivals are falling short in the writing as they try to diversify and expand their L.G.B.T.Q. worlds. It doesn’t have to be that way.

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Title IX 50th Anniversary: We Need a New Deal for Women’s Sports

We must dismantle the grandfathered-in systemic advantages that male athletes and male-dominated sports infrastructures continue to enjoy.

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Bill Cosby Loses Sex Assault Lawsuit and Must Pay Damages

A jury in California sided with Judy Huth, who accused Mr. Cosby of molesting her at the Playboy Mansion in 1975, when she was 16.

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Mark Shields, TV Pundit Known for His Sharp Wit, Dies at 85

A former campaign strategist, he became a fixture in American political journalism and punditry and was seen on “PBS NewsHour” for 33 years.

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‘Late Show’ Staffers Arrested at U.S. Capitol While Filming

CBS said the group was part of a production team recording interviews at the Capitol building for a comedy segment on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

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Erin Doherty Shape Shifts in ‘Chloe’

The actress, known for playing Princess Anne in “The Crown,” embodies a working class con woman in a new limited series on Amazon Prime Video.

#actors-and-actresses, #chloe-tv-program, #content-type-personal-profile, #doherty-erin-actor, #television

‘The Old Man’ Brought Jeff Bridges to TV. John Lithgow Had No Advice.

The two award-winning actors had never worked together before this brooding FX thriller came along. Who knew the journey would become so existential?

#bridges-jeff, #fx-tv-network, #jonathan-e-steinberg, #lithgow-john, #perry-thomas, #robert-levine, #television, #the-old-man-tv-program

Fox News plans to show Jan. 6 hearing after skipping opening night.

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‘The Wire’ at 20: A Baltimore Photographer Considers Its Impact

A Baltimore photographer considers the HBO drama’s impact on the city where he was raised, 20 years after the show’s debut.

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Zahn McClarnon Sets His Thousand-Yard Stare on the Lead

AMC’s new thriller “Dark Winds” represents several firsts for the Indigenous actor, who has built a long career playing roles of quiet intensity.

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More Than 19 Million Watched Jan. 6 Hearing, Early Ratings Show

The number, which will grow as the count adds more networks, is in the ballpark of big television events like a “Sunday Night Football” game.

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The Jan. 6 Hearing Put a True-Crime Drama on Prime-Time TV

The first night of the Jan. 6 hearings was serious public service, but it told an engrossing story with the tools of a limited series drama.

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Five Key Scenes From ‘The Wire’

Cast members look back at some of the HBO drama’s most pivotal moments 20 years after its premiere.

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Song Hae, Beloved South Korean TV Host, Dies at 95

Born in what is now North Korea, he was known for his cheeky grin and folksy wisecracks as the host of South Korea’s weekly “National Singing Contest” for more than three decades.

#deaths-obituaries, #north-korea, #song-hae, #south-korea, #television

The Anticlimax of the Jan. 6 Hearings

Even if they drag a few million American eyeballs away from their streaming platforms for a night or two, the hearings could well be a dud.

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Fox News Doesn’t Plan to Carry Jan. 6 Hearings Live

Its sister network, the lower-rated Fox Business, will carry live coverage, while star prime-time hosts like Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity will proceed as usual.

#baier-bret, #carlson-tucker, #fox-business-network, #fox-news-channel, #hannity-sean, #ingraham-laura-a, #maccallum-martha, #news-and-news-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #television

‘Ms. Marvel’ Introduces a New Hero (and a New Actress)

This Disney+ series, about a teenage Muslim superhero, represents the first screen role for its 19-year-old star, Iman Vellani.

#comic-books-and-strips, #content-type-personal-profile, #disney-plus, #marvel-entertainment, #ms-marvel-tv-program, #television, #vellani-iman

Antony Starr Contends With Accountability, Onscreen and Off

Starr, who plays the cruel superhero Homelander on the Amazon Prime Video series “The Boys,” returns to TV after his conviction in an assault in Spain earlier this year.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #starr-antony, #television, #the-boys-tv-program

Why ‘The Wire’ Still Stands Alone After 20 Years

After 20 years, the classic drama is much praised and rarely imitated. For a series based on the idea that institutions don’t change, that’s fitting.

#burns-edward-p-1946, #home-box-office, #simon-david-1960, #television, #the-wire-tv-program

What the Pandemic Can Teach Us About Endings

And heartbreak and lions and infinite hallways.

#books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #culture-arts, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #television

‘The Wire’ Creators, David Simon and Ed Burns, on the Show 20 Years Later

David Simon and Ed Burns discuss the legacy of their seminal crime drama, and why the systemic decay it depicted has become only more profound.

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‘Pistol’ and ‘Angelyne’ Revisit Rock ’n’ Roll Swindles

“Pistol,” about the Sex Pistols, and “Angelyne,” about a sex icon, find the reality in pop-culture fakery.

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Can Paramount Compete With Netflix and Disney?

The dominance of Netflix and Disney in streaming has forced many companies to join forces. So far, Paramount has gone its own way.

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Ted Sarandos Talks About That Stock Drop, Backing Dave Chappelle, and Hollywood Schadenfreude

The Netflix executive says he — and the company he helped build — will survive a bout of bad earnings numbers.

#media, #movies, #netflix-inc, #sarandos-ted, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

The Fall of the ‘Sun King’ of French TV, and the Myth of Seduction

Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, known as a great seducer, has been accused by more than 20 women of rape, sexual assault and harassment in France’s belated #MeToo reckoning.

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What Goes On Behind the Cameras at Home Makeover Shows?

Some homeowners said they were promised a dream house if a crew remade their homes for TV. The lawsuits they filed later told a different story.

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Ellen DeGeneres, a Signature Star of the Obama Era, Says Goodbye

The host had apologized after reports of misconduct at the “Ellen” workplace, but it wasn’t enough to undo a ratings crash. She makes her exit from daytime TV after a 19-year run.

#degeneres-ellen, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #television, #the-ellen-degeneres-show-tv-program

A Darker ‘Borgen’ Returns, and Heads to Greenland

The acclaimed Danish series is back for a fourth season, which focuses on a geopolitical crisis brewing in Greenland.

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Kevin Spacey Facing Sexual Assault Charges in Britain

British prosecutors said that they had authorized criminal charges against Mr. Spacey, 62, for four counts of sexual assault. He cannot be formally charged unless he enters England or Wales.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #england, #great-britain, #movies, #sex-crimes, #spacey-kevin, #television, #theater

Jurnee Smollett: ‘The Past Few Years Have Been Heartbreaking’

The “Lovecraft Country” star has faced setbacks but emerged with new projects, including the Netflix movie “Spiderhead.”

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Thomas S. Murphy, Broadcasting ‘Minnow’ Who Swallowed ABC, Dies at 96

As the head of Capital Cities Communications, he engineered the acquisition of the TV giant. He later sold the company to Disney, at a huge profit.

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Why Is ‘Bob’s Burgers’ So Freakishly Lovable? This Guy.

Loren Bouchard’s accidental career as a comedy mogul has now brought his TV family to the big screen.

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The Kids in the Hall Have Gotten Old. Their Comedy Hasn’t.

A new documentary explains the undersung Canadian troupe’s brilliance, and a new season of its sketch show confirms it.

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Guy Fieri, Elder Statesman of Flavortown

TV’s spike-haired rhapsodist of roadside eats is still playing it for laughs. But he’s also winning food-world respect as a sort of graying eminence.

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‘Stranger Things’ Is Back, and the Duffer Brothers Made It Big

After a three-year wait, the new season of Netflix’s sci-fi series is more ambitious (and longer) than ever. The creators say it’s all part of the plan.

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A Central Park Birder Has a New TV Show

Christian Cooper’s encounter in Central Park with a white woman who called 911 to falsely accuse him of threatening her spurred a national outcry. Now he is hosting a birding series for National Geographic.

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For ‘The Lincoln Lawyer,’ Manuel Garcia-Rulfo Climbs in the Front Seat

For his first TV lead, the actor plays Mickey Haller, who lawyers from the back seat of his car. It’s a tricky job when your native language isn’t English.

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Retired Russian Colonel Says on State TV That Ukraine War Isn’t Going Well

It was a rare moment in a country where broadcasters generally follow the Kremlin’s talking points about the war.

#russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #television, #war-and-armed-conflicts

$100 Million Film Studio to Rise From Rubble of Ex-Public Housing Site

Lionsgate Newark will include six large soundstages. It’s being built on the site of one of New Jersey’s first public housing projects.

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From Bernie to Biden to … MSNBC

Symone Sanders talks about her pivot from working at the White House to covering it on her new cable show.

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