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Elton John Reveals the Backstory Behind the Biopic ‘Rocketman’

First the movie. Now the book. Sir Elton John is in revelatory mode, or as he puts it: Ask me anything. That’s what the 72-year-old mega music star and philanthropist told Dexter Fletcher, the director of “Rocketman,” which chronicles his…

Oct 17, 2019

Filmmakers Open Up About ‘Joker’

It’s already one of the most talked-about films of the year, and after the prohibition of reporters asking any questions on the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of “Joker” two weeks ago, the filmmakers are doing a lot…

Oct 14, 2019

Amazon’s ‘Undone’: Is It Truly Unlike Any Other TV Series?

It has been said that the soon to premiere “Undone” is a television series unlike any other before it. Yet its creators find issue with some of the statements being made about their show in the lead-up to it. More…

Sep 12, 2019

Fox News’ Harris Faulkner on the 2020 Election, Trump’s Criticism of Fox News Channel and More

Lunchtime hours on cable news networks have not historically been considered a daypart that draws strong ratings. Yet one program in that timeslot is defying the odds and even sometimes topping its broadcast competition. Over the past two months, “Outnumbered…

Sep 10, 2019

CNN Examines an Overlooked Visionary of the ’60s and ’70s

He was a contemporary of Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein and paved the way for other illustrious fashion designers who created global empires including Donna Karan, Tom Ford, Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors. Yet the name of Halston…

Aug 22, 2019

CBS’s Norah O’Donnell on Her New Anchor Job and the ‘Century of Women’

Three mass shootings and the heart-wrenching soul searching and calls for stricter gun laws in their aftermath. The shocking jailhouse suicide of a notorious sexual predator. A seemingly never-ending flow of incendiary tweets from the president. The jockeying of Democratic…

Aug 21, 2019

NBC Wraps TCA With a Tearful Tribute to a Quirky Sitcom

Ted Danson was choking back tears. It was the final session of the final day of the Television Critics Association summer press tour at the Beverly Hilton and he was getting misty-eyed talking about the fourth and final season (September…

Aug 14, 2019

Fox Entertainment, Post-Disney Acquisition: A Whole New Ballgame

It’s a whole new ballgame for Fox Entertainment since 20th TV and 21st Century Fox were absorbed by Disney, making Fox an indie without a studio partner. Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier touted the appeal of being a slimmed-down network…

Aug 13, 2019

FX at TCA: ‘Mayans M.C.’ Violence, Landgraf’s ‘State of Peak TV’ Report Card and More

FX made headlines when it announced that the new installment of “American Crime Story” will focus on the events that led up to impeachment proceedings of President Bill Clinton — even as it was criticized in some quarters for slotting…

Aug 13, 2019

ABC Previews Its Upcoming Shows at TCA

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel was up early in the morning to kick off ABC’s TCA day at the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom Monday, cracking jokes with abandon and riffing off of reporter’s questions fired at him. His series with Norman…

Aug 8, 2019