Tag: Showtime

How Russell Crowe Channeled Roger Ailes in ‘The Loudest Voice’

Russell Crowe wants you to know that his process of preparing for a role is not interesting. At all. Everyone always asks him about it. (Don’t ask him about it.) But let’s suppose you did. Was it not difficult getting inside the head of Roger Ailes, a man who, as the mastermind behind Fox News, […]

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The Loudest Voice Stars A Very Simple Monster

If in 2019 you haven’t had enough of old white men yelling, you can now watch them do it on Showtime. The Loudest Voice is a mini-series based on by Gabriel Sherman’s best-selling book, chronicling the rise and fall of Roger Ailes, the architect of Fox News. The first episode opens with Ailes, played by […]

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Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes Gave Us Fox. These Shows Try to Make Sense of It All.

Roger Ailes (Russell Crowe) begins narrating his own story, Showtime’s “The Loudest Voice,” as he lies dead on the floor. I mean, why wouldn’t he? Ailes, who died in 2017, brayed and bullied his way to the center of media and politics. He built a noise machine, Fox News, that amplified conservatism and then devoured […]

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In ‘City on a Hill,’ a Crime-Ridden Boston Before the ‘Miracle’

In Showtime’s new crime drama “City on a Hill,” Jackie Rohr is a cocaine-snorting, corrupt and racist F.B.I. veteran who longs for the days when the “bad men” were in power, and Decourcy Ward is a principled new assistant district attorney from Brooklyn, determined to “rip out the [expletive] up machinery” in 1990s Boston. The […]

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MTV Movie & TV Awards Yank Jason Mitchell’s Best Performance Nod Following Misconduct Allegations

Jason Mitchell in Atlanta, June 2018Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images for Sony Pictures Entertainment) The bells continue to toll for embattled actor Jason Mitchell. The MTV Movie & TV Awards have dropped him from contention for this year’s “Best Performance in a Show” award for his work in Showtime’s The Chi following allegations of misconduct […]

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The Chi Showrunner Says ‘Everyone Was Well Aware’ of Jason Mitchell Misconduct Allegations. We Say Tiffany Boone Deserved Better

Tiffany Boone as Jerrika and Jason Mitchell as Brandon in THE CHI (Season 2, Episode 07, “Blind Eye”).Photo: Parrish Lewis (Showtime) Following news of actor Jason Mitchell’s misconduct allegations, it looks like a public statement has finally been issued by the staff of Showtime’s The Chi. Due to the allegations, Mitchell was removed from the […]

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Nah, Fam: Regina Hall Nixes Whitney Houston Drug Joke in Her Show Black Monday

Photo: Getty If her character on Showtime’s Black Monday is any indication, Regina Hall revels being on the edge when it comes to comedy. But she finds nothing funny about the disease of drug addiction, she shared in explaining why she asked the writers to ax a joke about Whitney Houston’s drug abuse. The actress, known […]

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Asia Kate Dillon: ‘This Is Who I Am’

Asia Kate Dillon wandered into a coffee shop near Brooklyn’s Prospect Park looking like a fallen angel taking a personal day: Black shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, black liner circling each eye. Dillon, who gave eye-catching performances as Lucifer off-off-Broadway and as a white supremacist on “Orange Is the New Black,” broke out as Taylor […]

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