Tag: Showtime

Sommore Is a Queen With a Few More Spades in Her Back Pocket 

Sommore in A Queen With No Spades Photo: Showtime The queen is back to play…but where are her spades? It’s been 17 years since the iconic all-female comedian lineup show, The Queens of Comedy. One of those standout queens was Sommore, with her brash, relatable, no-nonsense style of comedy. Her 2015 special, Sommore: The Reign […]

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Viceland: The Brand Is Still Salty as Hell About Desus and Mero Leaving for Showtime

Desus Nice and the Kid MeroPhoto: Getty In a recent interview, Vice Media’s new CEO hinted that the company was still in their feelings about the departure of Desus Nice and the Kid Mero, the two comedic talk show hosts who recently took their talents to Showtime. Speaking to Elle about her vision for the […]

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The New ‘Black Monday’ Teaser Stars Don Cheadle And His Tight Purple Underwear

[embedded content] Share This Video Two months after Showtime released the first Black Monday trailer — featuring Don Cheadle and an ungodly amount of cocaine — the premium cable network is offering another short glimpse of this series, and oh boy. Above, viewers will get a fleeting eyeful of Cheadle waking up from a dream […]

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Of Course Sacha Baron Cohen Has Invited Sarah Palin To Be His Date At The Golden Globes

Getty Image Among the many, many politicians, politicos and pundits that Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who Is America? ridiculed and vilified, perhaps none is more famous that former Governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. After all, her interview with Showtime’s comedy program didn’t even air after she threatened to sue Cohen and […]

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Here’s The Trailer For Antoine Fuqua’s Documentary On Suge Knight’s Life, ‘American Dream/American Knightmare’

[embedded content] Share This Video Beleaguered former music mogul Suge Knight was recently sentenced to 28 years in prison, which effectively closes the book on a controversial career in the music industry – but Showtime is premiering a new documentary where he recounts the story. Yesterday, the network released the trailer for American Dream/American Knightmare, […]

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Bobby Brown Suing Producers of Whitney Houston Documentary, Whitney: Can I Be Me, for Millions

Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images for BET) Bobby Brown is looking for big bucks from the producers of 2017 Whitney Houston documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Brown and the estate of his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, have filed a $2 million complaint against Showtime and BBC, alleging the documentary […]

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Critic’s Pick: Review: In ‘Enemies,’ There’s No Doubt Who’s the Enemy in Chief

“Enemies: The President, Justice & the F.B.I.” goes beyond ripped-from-the-headlines. It’s waiting for the headlines. With the Sword of Donald possibly hanging over the head of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, Showtime attached a disclaimer to screeners of the fourth and final episode, saying it “will be updated to reflect current events in […]

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Review: A Sensational Prison Escape, Without the Sensation

You’re serving a long sentence, and if you want freedom, you’ll need to take matters into your own hands. It’s the plot of “Escape at Dannemora,” and it’s also the experience of watching it. The escape of the convicted murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat from the Clinton Correctional Facility in 2015, aided by the […]

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Post-Trumpgate, Jemele Hill Continues to Raise Her Voice With LeBron James’ Docuseries, Shut Up and Dribble, and The Atlantic

Jemele Hill speaks onstage at the Genius Talks sponsored by AT&T during the 2018 BET Experience at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Emma McIntyre (Getty) Jemele Hill knows about the intersection of politics and sports up close. As one of the faces of SC6, last year’s […]

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A ‘Penny Dreadful’ Sequel Is Heading To L.A. In ‘Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels’

Showtime Penny Dreadful is coming back from the dead. Or at least it’s being revived with some new parts. Showtime announced today that they would expand the show’s universe to 1938 Los Angeles in a sequel series, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. Original Penny Dreadful creator, writer, and executive producer John Logan will return to […]

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My God, There’s A Lot Of Coke In This ‘Black Monday’ Trailer

[embedded content] Share This Video Over the decades, Wall Street analysts have debated the definitive causes of the worst stock market crash in history. We may never know the precise set of chaotic events that occurred on October 19, 1987, but Showtime is offering up the Black Monday series as a satiric send-up to reimagine […]

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‘Kidding’ Sparkles In Moments But Struggles To Find A Balance

Showtime There are plenty of impressive elements within Showtime’s Kidding. The creator, Dave Holstein, previously worked on the hit Weeds. It stars the immensely talented Jim Carrey, who puts in a memorable (and perhaps awards-worthy) performance. The first two episodes are directed by Michel Gondry who, alongside Carrey, is also an executive producer. It prides […]

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A Darker, Deeper Jim Carrey Returns to TV With ‘Kidding’

CULVER CITY, Calif. — Jim Carrey was harder to locate than it seemed. Yes, the lanky guy with the dopey, chin-length bob haircut wearing a pair of hand puppets shaped like anthropomorphic sandwiches in sunglasses looked very much the actor we know. He was filming a scene here at Sony Pictures Studios for his new […]

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Roy Moore Sues Sacha Baron Cohen and Showtime, Seeking $95 Million

Roy S. Moore, the former Senate candidate from Alabama, has followed through on his threat to sue Sacha Baron Cohen after he was duped into appearing on Mr. Cohen’s Showtime series, “Who Is America?” Mr. Moore said he was seeking more than $95 million in damages for defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and fraud […]

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Review: ‘Kidding’ Doesn’t Know Whether to Laugh or Cry

Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Cry, and you cry alone. Half-laugh, half-cry, and you join a long line of stories that aim to shake up the audience with quirky angles on weighty subjects. This approach gave us, for instance, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” the 2004 sci-fi fantasia of love and forgetting […]

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Roy Moore Is Suing Sacha Baron Cohen for $95M After Pedophile Detector Bit

Roy Moore, failed Senate candidate and accused sex offender, was one of many conservatives who wound up duped on Sacha Baron Cohen’s Showtime show, Who Is America? But just like his long, drawn-out refusal to concede after losing the Alabama special election, it doesn’t look like Moore plans to go quietly without a fight. According […]

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‘Shut Up And Dribble,’ LeBron James’ Upcoming Series On Showtime, Released Its First Trailer

Getty Image It has been public knowledge since early August that LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Gotham Chopra will produce a documentary series for Showtime entitled “Shut Up and Dribble.” This week, the first trailer for the highly-anticipated television product came to light and it provides an intriguing window into what the series might hold. […]

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