‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ Season Finale: Rob McElhenney On Keeping The Gang Together For A Shining Season
Spoiler alert! This article contains details of tonight's season finale of FXX's It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Watch enough of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and you’ll see the the Paddy’s gang dance their asses off. Maybe during the high school reunion episode of Season 7, when Mac (Rob McElhenney), Dennis (Glenn Howerton), Charlie (Charlie Day), Dee (Kaitlin Olson) and tag-along Frank (Danny DeVito) used dance as revenge on some snooty classmates. Or Season 4’s… Read
‘Vaya’ Director Akin Omotoso On Bringing Empathy And Authenticity To Filmmaking
Filmmaker Akin Omotoso’s latest film Vaya first premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016 to critical praise and continued to make its rounds around the festival circuit and earned him the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Director before landing at Ava DuVernay’s Array. The film is set for a screening tour and a simultaneous Netflix release today but none of this would have never happened because Omotoso initially wanted to be…a lawyer.
Omotoso tells… Read
‘Boy Erased’ Author Garrard Conley Talks Joel Edgerton’s Openness To Tell His Story; Need For Diverse LGBTQ Narratives
Author Garrard Conley ruminated and waited nearly a decade to write his memoir Boy Erased, which chronicled the details of his experiences in gay conversion therapy. Now, his story is the basis of a Focus Feature feature film directed and written by Joel Edgerton and starring Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, and Russell Crowe. The film has already gained traction in the awards season race and for Conley, it was less about the Hollywood of it all and more about the opportunity… Read
‘House Of Cards’: Michael Kelly On “Bittersweet” Ending To Netflix Series; Challenges & Triumphs Of Final Season
EXCLUSIVE: For five seasons, Michael Kelly has played Chief of Staff Doug Stamper on House of Cards. And for five seasons, Kelly has impressed — and earned multiple Emmy nominations — for his role as the cold and calculated foot soldier for Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood. As Kelly enters the sixth and final season as Doug, he talked to Deadline about his character’s journey through the five seasons, the changes for him in the new season, how Kevin Spacey’s exit lit a fire… Read
New Hollywood Podcast: ‘Atypical’s Robia Rashid Talks Portrayal Of Autism On TV, Possibilities For Season 3
Hollywood’s representation of mental health and disabilities hasn’t always been the best. Actually, it has been problematic. Even so, times are a-changing — and Atypical‘s showrunner Robia Rashid is part of that contingent that making progress.
The critically acclaimed Atypical, which recently finished its second season (it has yet to be renewed for a third season but we have hope!), is changing the way we look at autism. With Keir Gilchrist’s Sam at the center of the Netf… Read
Saudi Arabia Promises Retaliation If Penalized On Khashoggi Disappearance
UPDATE: Saudi Arabia today vowed unspecified retaliation against anyone who imposes penalties on the kingdom related to its alleged role in the disappearance and presumed murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Saudi Arabia was responding to the revelation by President Donald Trump in an interview that Saudi Arabia would suffer “severe consequences” if it was found to be tied to Khashoggi’s presumptive murder.
"The Kingdom affirms its total rejection of any threats and… Read
Melania Trump ’20/20′ Interview: No Shockers, But Shows Poised First Lady
First Lady Melania Trump has always thought her husband was a “great leader,” dating back to before they were married. That was one of the not-so-shocking revelations from ABC-TV’s 20/20 interview, Being Melania: The First Lady, a title that recalls the cult classic Being John Malkovich, wherein a mind was entered.
The sit-down was conducted in Kenya by ABC’s World News Tonight’s weekend anchor and Chief National Affairs Correspondent Tom Llamas, who traveled with the… Read
‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Co-Creator On Tonight’s Final Season Debut, The End & The Musical That May Follow
SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details about the fourth and final season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, debuting tonight.
"We had the general trajectory and the sort of general movements of four chapters in our mind when we started and we have mostly stuck to that, " admits Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna of the blueprint she and Rachel Bloom had for the crisp musical dramedy that premieres its fourth and final season tonight on the CW.
The Bloom penned… Read
New Hollywood Podcast: Geoffrey Owens Talks Life After Trader Joe’s & ‘The Cosby Show’; His New Movie ‘Fatale’
After a picture of Geoffrey Owens working at Trader Joe’s circulated around social media, the theater actor and Cosby Show alum’s life changed. While some people saw his job as a fall from grace, Owens was just trying to earn an honest living. As his name began to appear in headlines and social media began to shame him (as expected), Owens pretty much shrugged it off and continued to live his best life — and his positive outlook began to pay off.
Actors came to his… Read
President Donald Trump: Sen. Dianne Feinstein Was “Leaking The Papers” In Kavanaugh Controversy
President Donald Trump doubled down on his attacks on Democrats tonight, accusing Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California of “leaking the papers” involved in the accusations against nominee turned Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Speaking via phone to Jeanine Pirro on Fox News Channel’s Justice With Judge Jeanine as he flew back from a Kansas rally to Washington, Trump kept up on his criticisms of the senators that opposed Kavanaugh.
“What they did was… Read
Steven Seagal Walks Out Of BBC Interview When Sex Allegations Are Raised
Steven Seagal walked out of an interview on BBC’s Newsnight today when host Kirsty Wark brought up allegations of sexual misconduct.
Wark asked Seagal about the #MeToo movement. “You’ve been very much caught up in all the allegations of sexual harassment, you had a rape allegation against you and I wonder how you deal with all that?”
Seagal immediately removed his earpiece, stood up, and walked out of the interview.
In March of this year, two women who previously… Read
‘Venom’s Riz Ahmed Is Quietly Blazing A Trail For Representation Across All Genres
In Venom, Riz Ahmed plays the character of Carlton Drake who eventually becomes the symbiote villain Riot (not a spoiler, because it is in the trailer). In the Marvel comic, Drake is traditionally portrayed as a white man and, if you haven’t noticed, Ahmed is not. The British Pakistani actor (and rapper — which we will get more into later) has risen through the ranks in Hollywood taking on roles that where race is not the total embodiment of the character. However, he… Read