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
Deadline’s TV Talk Podcast Returns: Emmy Comedy Best Actor Contenders & More
It's Emmy season 2018 and that means we're back with a brand new run of TV Talk. Coming just days after our packed Deadline's The Contenders Emmy event at the DGA, we're jumping in right away with a look at the legacy of Atlanta's Donald Glover and who could be up for a Best Actor in a Comedy Series when the Primetime Emmy nominations are announced July 12.
Will Solo: A Star Wars Story actor Glover take home the Emmy again with Atlanta Robbin' Season? Could Black-ish's… Read
New Hollywood Podcast: Darren Criss Talks ‘Versace’ And Connecting To His Filipino Culture
Darren Criss looks and acts like a stand-up guy with a good head on his shoulders. When he stopped by the New Hollywood Podcast, he was nice, approachable, and is personable — much like Blaine, his character on Glee. But in FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Criss does a 180 from his good guy roles by playing the real-life Andrew Cunanan, the man who murdered at least five people, including titular fashion designer. Obviously, Criss is not a… Read
Gimlet Media’s Spring Slate Includes Scripted Series Toplined By Kristen Wiig & Alia Shawkat
Brooklyn-based Gimlet Media, the company behind hit podcasts such as Reply All, Homecoming, The Nod and StartUp, has set its spring slate with three new original series. They are Sandra, a scripted fiction series starring Kristen Wiig (SNL, Bridesmaids) and Alia Shawkat (Search Party, Arrested Development), simulated Mars mission docudrama The Habitat, and We Came to Win, the company’s first sports podcast.
Written by Kevin Moffett and Mathew Derby, Sandra follows Helen… Read
New Hollywood Podcast: Wesley Wong Talks His Family’s Chinese Acting Legacy, Breakout Role In ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’
Wesley Wong comes from a famed Chinese acting family. His father is Melvin Wong, a comedic and martial arts actor who worked closely with Jackie Chan while his mother Angie Chiu was one of China’s biggest TV stars. As the son of actors, it seemed like Wong would want to pursue a similar career path — not so much. Wong stopped by the New Hollywood Podcast to talk about how before making the decision to become an actor and his debut in Pacific Rim: Uprising, he took a… Read
‘Disgraceland’: True Crime Podcast Digs Into Dangerous Side Of Rock N’ Roll & Eyes TV Future
Did Jerry Lee Lewis kill his wife and get away with murder? Was the Church of Scientology involved in the death of Jeremy Blake, the artist who produced the cover of Beck's Sea Change album and how did Sam Cooke and Sid Vicious really die? These are all stories from the first season of Disgraceland, a true crime podcast that looks at the deviant side of rock 'n' roll.
The podcast, which launched last month, was created by Boston musician Jake Brennan. Here, he talks to… Read
Senator Bernie Sanders Is First Guest For Mehdi Hasan Podcast ‘Deconstructed’
Attention, Bernie Bros: former presidential challenger and Senator Bernie Sanders will be the first guest on the new podcast Deconstructed, hosted by British journalist and author Mehdi Hasan and sponsored by The Intercept news organization. Hasan will also join The Intercept’s staff as a columnist and senior contributor.
The new podcast is envisioned as unpacking the consequential news of the week and challenging the mainstream media's takes on American and global… Read
New Hollywood Podcast: Shangela Dishes On ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Queens And Working On The Remake Of ‘A Star Is Born’
Ever since Shangela appeared on the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, her infectious charm and battle cry of “Halleloo!” have become popular among Drag Race fans and beyond. After appearing on the sophomore season of the popular reality competition show, she went on and competed again in the third season and more recently in RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars. Shangela has since become a banner name in the drag community and has appeared in many TV shows and films. She… Read
New Hollywood Podcast: Wilson Cruz On His ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Journey And Being A Latino LGBTQ Trailblazer
Since Wilson Cruz’s role on the 1994 ABC drama My So-Called Life, his has become a prominent voice leading the charge of advocacy for the Latino and LGBTQ community. He continued to take on television, film, and Broadway (you may remember him as Angel in Rent) that shake the status quo. Cruz stopped by the New Hollywood Podcast to chat with us about his career and what he has in the works.
As Ricky, one of the first openly gay characters on the gone-too-soon primetime… Read
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
New Hollywood Podcast: ‘Atlanta’ Star Brian Tyree Henry On Being A Black Character Actor And A Xennial
Ever since actor Brian Tyree Henry was introduced as rapper Paper Boi on Donald Glover’s surrealistic FX comedy Atlanta (season 2 premieres Thursday, March 1), people have been singing the character’s trap anthem. Outside of that, Henry has had his own “glow up,” receiving Emmy nominations for appearances on acclaimed shows (This Is Us) and landing roles in major feature films (Widows, Hotel Artemis, If Beale Street Could Talk). Prior to spitting rhymes as Paper Boi and… Read
Crew Call Podcast: How ‘Frozen’ Songwriting Team The Lopezes Continue To Raise The Bar For Oscar-Lauded Tunes With ‘Coco’
It’s not often, at least in recent history, that an Oscar-winning song literally grips the world, transcending the show and becoming an 11-million-plus-selling global hit.
That’s exactly what happened with “Let It Go” from Disney’s 2013 animated film Frozen. Husband and wife songwriting team Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez penned it for the villain Elsa, who locked herself up in her castle to hide from the world as her icy powers were a danger to those around her… Read