Will Bunch: From Terre Haute to Tehran to your grandma, Trumpism is revealed as a death cult in the end
For a man who too often talked and occasionally governed more like a mob boss than like the 45th president of a democratic republic, it’s sadly fitting that the final days of Donald Trump’s White House are playing out like a closing montage from one of “The Godfather” movies.Cue the operatic aria, or maybe the piano riff from “Layla,” as the camera pans over the bloody pavement in a faraway village in Iran and the windshield of a sedan riddled with bullet holes, as a top nuclear scientist is brutally whacked just days after a not-so-secret sit-down between the crime bosses of Saudi Arabia and ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
My worst moment: 'Transparent' star Amy Landecker on being fully exposed and the embarrassment of sex scenes
In the Showtime drama “Your Honor,” which premieres next month, Bryan Cranston plays a New Orleans judge whose wife was murdered a year before the events of the show begin. Amy Landecker plays the detective who investigated that unsolved murder, and she is pulled back into the family’s orbit when the judge’s son is involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident.“I’m a huge fan of twisty-turny, juicy stories,” Landecker said. “It’s murder and mystery and intrigue. There’s trials and cover-ups. I was reading the scripts ravenously trying to find out what happens, so I think people will enjoy it.”The s...
Hollywood spox Milano calls for unity; Trump supporters say pound sand
With the liberals on the West coast salivating over a possible Biden/Harris Presidency, their unappointed mouth-piece, Allyssa Milano tweets out a call for healing, unity, moving forward together. This is not so much a plea for everyone to join together in a Zoom Kumbaya moment as the realization that somewhere between seventy-one and seventy-five million people will be boycotting Hollywood. And Hollywood needs bodies in movie theater seats in order to survive.)Why this change of heart? Milano is the producer of some Christmas Netflix show, and hopes Christians and Evangelicals will tune in. T...
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On Gardening: Longwing butterflies creating Halley's Comet-type moments
Blue Moon on Halloween, Northern Lights creeping south, and now Jupiter and Saturn snuggling close for the first time since the Middle Ages. So goes the year 2020 and all of its memories. To The Garden Guy all of these “Twilight Zone” moments may pale in comparison to the Halley’s Comet-type events that have been happening in the butterfly world thanks to the Heliconian or longwing butterflies.Even though the zebra longwing is the state butterfly of Florida, I assure you it is tropical in nature and like its cousins I’ll be mentioning, are much more common in Central and South America. So, ima...
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Grammys 2020: Beyoncé leads with 9 nominations; Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Rich have 6 each
Will Beyoncé become the belated queen of the Grammy Awards with her field-leading nine new nominations? Or will Queen Bey, as the vocal superstar is fondly called by many of her fans, leave largely empty-handed — as in 2017, when her then-field-leading nine nominations resulted in just two wins in minor categories?Those are just a few of the intriguing questions raised by Tuesday’s announcement of the 2020 Grammy nominations. After Beyoncé, the three top contenders — with six nominations each — are Taylor Swift, English dance-pop singer Dua Lipa and rapper Roddy Rich. Alabama Shakes’ singer Br...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Making It Up 144: Two Hollywood dudes buy a football club for content and the value of friendships in life
On Making It Up 144, Charis and Eugene talk about Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney buying Wrexham AFC, a Welsh football club, and making content about the process. They also discuss two different articles about friendship, shallow ones and deeply intimate ones, and what it means to value friendship.Timestamps00:03:10 Football content00:25:21 FriendshipLinksHuddleup: Hollywood’s New Multi-Million-Dollar Sports Investment Vehicle by Joseph PomplianoThe Atlantic: What If Friendship, Not Marriage, Was at the Center of Life? by Rhaina CohenHuman Parts: You Are Supposed to Outgrow Some Friendships b...
7 movies with the best debut performances ever, from Alan Rickman to Lupita Nyong'o
You only get one chance to make a first impression, and actors typically have little say in what that chance is.Early in their careers, actors are near the bottom of Hollywood’s power structure, which is why the first credits of most of our biggest stars seem unworthy of the talents they will become. Tom Hanks debuted in the shocker “He Knows You’re Alone,” and he wasn’t the “He.” Viola Davis didn’t even get a name as “Nurse” in “The Substance of Fire.” And Jennifer Lopez is at the end of the cast list of the forgotten “My Little Girl.”So the people who wow us their first time out are unicorns...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Sideline Chatter: How will they fit New Kim under salary cap?
And you thought NBA free agency was expensive?A Chinese bidder using the pseudonym Super Duper put up $1.9 million to land … a Belgian-bred racing pigeon named New Kim.———Headlines— At Fark.com: “Watch DeAndre Hopkins make the catch of the year on a last-second Hail Mary to win the game for Arizona. Is it possible to fire Bill O’Brien again?”— At TheOnion.com: “Parents cheer as 8-year-old son chokes out opponent in UFC Jr. League match.”———Shooting Guard Dept.Cavaliers guard Kevin Porter Jr. was arrested on a gun charge in Ohio after he crashed his car and investigating officers discovered a l...
The Seattle Times
What soccer teams do Hollywood celebrities support?
The Gallagher brothers' love for Manchester City is well-documented, and so is the Stone Roses' support for Manchester United as well as North London native Adele's affiliations with Tottenham Hotspur.With the beautiful game having grown in popularity across the pond in North America, however, Goal has rounded up some Hollywood stars and their favoured soccer teams - with some surprising match-ups.Copyright © 2020 Goal.com All rights reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Television Q&A: Is 'Roswell, New Mexico' returning?
You have questions. I have some answers.Q: I just heard that “Riverdale” will be back with a new season. What about “Roswell, New Mexico”?A: That will be a midseason offering on the CW, which in this case means around March or April 2021, or possibly later. Because of the pandemic’s effect on production, the network delayed launching what would have been its fall lineup most years until early 2021. For example, among returning shows: “Batwoman,” with new star Javicia Leslie, will be on Jan. 17; “All American” on Jan. 18, “Riverdale” and “Nancy Drew” on Jan. 20, “Legacies” on Jan. 21, “Charmed”...
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