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New Hollywood Podcast: Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman Talks ‘UnReal’, Celebrating Your “Otherness”

“I love my Blackness…I love my queerness,” said UnReal star Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman when he stopped by the New Hollywood Podcast. The model-turned-actor stars in the Peabody-winning Lifetime series that is a dramatic — and sometimes comedic — narrative skewering of the popular reality dating competition The Bachelor.  When Bowyer-Chapman initially auditioned for the role of Jay in UnReal, the character was not written as gay. In fact, Jay was made to be a shady womanizer… Read

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Trump Tweaks NBC’s Chuck Todd Again, Defends His North Korea Stance

President Donald Trump has turned once again via Twitter to express displeasure with one of his favorite media whipping boys, Chuck Todd, host of NBC’s Meet The Press. The president was a tad less harsh than earlier this year, when Trump called Todd a “sleeping son of a bitch” during a rally. But he still mocked the negative questioning by Todd on what the president perceives as positive results regarding his negotiations with North Korea. This morning on Meet The Press… Read

Film

The Week In Deadline Video & Podcasts: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Darren Criss, Frankie Shaw

Fresh off of Deadline’s Emmy Contenders event, this week’s slate of video series and podcast featured a roster of guests that have delivered some impressive performances on television in the past year. Maggie Gyllenhaal talked to Pete Hammond on The Actor’s Side about HBO's The Deuce, the edgy series about the explosion of porn in the early 1970s in New York City. The Oscar-nominated actress plays a hooker named Candy who gets sucked into this world and becomes a porn… Read

Business

Nyle DiMarco Went From ‘America’s Next Top Model’ To Broadway Producer: How ‘Children Of A Lesser God’ Paved The Way

When Nyle DiMarco won the Mirror Ball Trophy on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars in 2016, he was following in the ballroom steps of deaf actress Marlee Matlin, who danced (but didn’t win) on the show back in 2008. It was DiMarco’s second reality TV show victory in as many years: He’d already taken the top honor on The CW’s America’s Next Top Model, the show’s first deaf contestant. And now once again, DiMarco’s life and career has intersected with Matlin’s. The… Read

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‘Scandal’ Producer Betsy Beers Talks Finale And How The Series Challenged The Problematic Concept Of “Likable Women”

As Gladiators all over the country prepare to uncorck a bottle of wine to enjoy the Scandal finale tonight, executive producer Betsy Beers, like show creator Shonda Rhimes, is in denial that the show is ending. But as much as the Shondaland producer wants Olivia Pope and company to continue their corrupt political adventures, the show must come to an end — and Beers is bracing herself. Deadline spoke with Beers about what is in store for these flawed characters, the drama… Read

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Shonda Rhimes Says There’s No Way To Describe The ‘Scandal’ Finale, Talks Legacy Of Olivia Pope

After seven seasons, Scandal will come to an end. On April 19, we will see Olivia Pope and her ragtag group of Gladiators take their final bow after going through their own personal journeys of drama, corruption, sexy times, betrayal, and the occasional moments of joy. The series finale will tell us whether or not these wildly flawed characters will get redemption or if they will be punished for their scandalous behavior that had us clutching our pearls for seven seasons… Read

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Tony Awards Watch: ‘Mean Girls’ Star Erika Henningsen Talks Tina Fey, #MeToo And Meeting (Or Not) Lindsay Lohan

Erika Henningsen was just a year out of the University of Michigan when she made her Broadway debut as Fantine in the 2015 revival of Les Miserables. Now, she’s back in high school for a production that has her graduating to both star status and critical acclaim: In the role that put Lindsay Lohan at the top of Hollywood’s hot list circa early 2000s, Henningsen plays Cady Heron, the sweet kid who transforms into one of the terrors who give Mean Girls its title. As the… Read

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‘Isle Of Dogs’: Kunichi Nomura On The Asian Authenticity Of Wes Anderson’s Stop-Motion Canine Adventure

In Wes Anderson’s latest pic, Isle of Dogs, he continues to give his diorama storytelling whimsy to tell the story of a young boy (Koyu Rankin) in Japan looking for his lost dog after all the canine pets have been exiled to a garbage dump. The stop-motion animated feature has all the Wes Andersonisms expected from his arsenal of curio cabinet parable charm, but all of it is elevated by Kunichi Nomura, an actor-writer-radio personality that came on board as a co-writer to… Read

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Michael Caine On Director Woody Allen: “I Wouldn’t Work With Him Again”

Actor Michael Caine, who won an Academy Award for his role in director Woody Allen’s film Hannah and Her Sisters, says he won’t work with the director again. Caine spoke out in a wide-ranging interview with the UK’s The Guardian. The 84-year-old actor is the narrator, co-producer and star of a new documentary film, My Generation, which details his remembrance of 1960s London. Recently-resurfaced molestation allegations against Allen by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow… Read

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Lisa Bonet Speaks Out About Her TV Father, Bill Cosby – Claims “Sinister, Shadow Energy”

Lisa Bonet has commented for the first time on her television father, Bill Cosby, with whom she appeared in two of the most popular shows in the world. Playing Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show at age 16, then joining its spinoff A Different World, Bonet told the Net-a-Porter website that she had no knowledge of Cosby’s predilections. “But…There was just energy. And that type of sinister, shadow energy cannot be concealed.” Asked if she sensed a darkness, Bonet said… Read

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Susan Sarandon Claims Paul Newman Helped Her With Pay Disparity Issue

Actress Susan Sarandon claims she once suffered an incident akin to the recent Mark Wahlberg/Michelle Williams salary disparity issue, wherein male colleagues were paid more for equal work. In an interview with BBC 5 live, Sarandon said she discovered that Paul Newman and Gene Hackman, her two male co-stars on the 1998 film Twilight, were getting paid the same rate, but more than her. The Wahlberg/Williams incident also saw a disparity in the pay rates between the actor… Read

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New Hollywood Podcast: Lena Waithe Talks ‘The Chi’, Being “Othered” And Reclaiming “Queer”

When Lena Waithe won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for her very personal coming out episode of Master of None titled “Thanksgiving” she not only made history as the first Black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing but also made a soul-stirring speech where she said “The things that make us different are our superpowers.” She uses that inspirational truth in her life and work as she continues to slay the game with her numerous projects and she… Read