Tag: Television

Gregory Sierra, 83, Actor Known for His Sitcom Work, Is Dead

Gregory Sierra, a character actor who navigated easily between comedy and drama but was best known for his supporting roles on the sitcoms “Sanford and Son” and “Barney Miller,” died on Jan. 4 at his home in Laguna Woods, Calif. He was 83. His wife, Helene Sierra, said the cause was stomach and liver cancer. […]

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Late Night Just Can’t Quit Trump

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. We’re all stuck at home at the moment, so here are the 50 best movies on Netflix right now. The Man Who Wouldn’t Leave He may be out of […]

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The Musée d’Orsay and Stanley Kubrick: What ‘Lupin’ Is Made Of

Named after a character who does not even appear in it, the French show “Lupin” has seduced audiences with a stylish, light-footed combination of family drama, romance and high-stakes capers. At the center is the star Omar Sy (“The Intouchables”) as the affable trickster and heistmeister Assane Diop, whose role model is the fictional gentleman-thief […]

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Late Night Is Unswayed by Republicans’ Excuses

“Man, they’re throwing everything at the wall: Impeachment will stir up the country, the election was stolen, we all bear some responsibility. It’s like getting pulled over with a giant plume of marijuana smoke in the car and telling the cop, ‘I think it’s the exhaust pipe, and it is legal in several states, and […]

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Song Yoo-jung, a South Korean Actress, Has Died at 26

Song Yoo-jung in 2014. She appeared in several Korean television dramas and also acted in music videos.Credit…Dong-a Ilbo, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A 26-year-old actress was found dead on Saturday in Seoul, South Korea, the latest loss of a young performer in the country’s entertainment industry, which has faced a reckoning over the mental […]

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Salt-N-Pepa, Hip-Hop Duo That Spoke Up for Women, Tells Its Own Story

While selling warranties on washing machines from a Sears call center in Queens, the friends Cheryl James and Sandra Denton came together as a hip-hop duo called Super Nature with the staccato 1985 track “The Show Stoppa (Is Stupid Fresh).” When they first heard it on the radio, they danced together on top of a […]

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How Newsmakers and News Hosts Are Remembering Larry King

Celebrities, news anchors and politicians were among the many people remembering Larry King, the host of the CNN program “Larry King Live,” who died on Saturday at 87. “Larry King was a giant of broadcasting and a master of the TV celebrity/statesman-woman interview,” Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international anchor, tweeted. “His name is synonymous with […]

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Larry King Is Preparing for the Final Cancellation

Inevitably the chase would end — with a warded-off advance, or lunge, or surrender, or wedding. And then King stopped trying. Shawn told me about an evening shortly after they were married. They were in the back of a limo, and King raised his left buttock and expelled a thunderous fart. Shawn was appalled. King […]

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Larry King, Breezy Interviewer of the Famous and Infamous, Dies at 87

Mr. King had what one writer called a face made for radio. It was gaunt and bony, with a prominent nose, receding hair, thin lips and beady eyes behind oversize black-rimmed glasses. He was raptor thin, a strict dieter since a 1987 heart attack and quintuple bypass surgery. In his trademark shirt sleeves and suspenders, […]

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NBCSN to Shut Down, With Sports Moving to USA and Peacock

NBCUniversal will shut down its NBC Sports Network cable channel by the end of the year, according to an internal memo obtained by The New York Times, and move some of its sports programming to USA Network and the Peacock streaming service. The move will shutter a reliable stream of revenue for the company — […]

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Mira Furlan, Actress on ‘Lost’ and ‘Babylon 5,’ Dies at 65

Mira Furlan, an actress best known for her roles on the fantastical TV series “Babylon 5” and “Lost,” died at her home in Los Angeles on Wednesday. She was 65. The cause was complications of the West Nile virus, according to Chris Roe, her manager. From 1993 to 1998, Ms. Furlan starred in “Babylon 5,” […]

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Edward Burns Returns to Long Island with ‘Bridge and Tunnel’

Edward Burns has carved a distinctive path as an indie filmmaker in the quarter-century since he made a splash with his debut, “The Brothers McMullen.” He has consistently made movies for small ($250,000 for “Looking for Kitty”) to minuscule ($9,000 — yes, you read that right — for “Newlyweds”) budgets, and was experimenting with new […]

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Director of Amazon’s ‘Tandav’ Cuts Scenes After Pressure From India’s Hindu Nationalists

ARPORA, India — The director of a big-budget Amazon web series has bowed to pressure from Hindu nationalists and cut several scenes that they had deemed offensive, demonstrating the sway of a powerful political movement that strives to reshape Indian society. Ali Abbas Zafar, the director of “Tandav,” a gritty political drama, made the edits […]

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How Martha Teichner, CBS Correspondent, Spends Her Sundays

Like most people, Martha Teichner, a correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning,” expected 2021 to be an improvement over 2020. For one thing, she has a memoir, “When Harry Met Minnie,” coming out soon. The book, a tale of two women devoted to their dogs who also become devoted to each other, tells the story of […]

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Late Night Weighs In on Biden’s First Day on the Job

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. We’re all stuck at home at the moment, so here are the 50 best movies on Netflix right now. The ‘Frasier’ of Presidencies President Biden’s first full day in […]

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Biden’s Inauguration Scores Bigger TV Ratings Than Trump’s

President Biden’s inaugural address on Wednesday attracted about a million and a half more viewers than tuned in for Donald J. Trump’s inaugural speech four years ago, according to preliminary data from Nielsen. Nearly 40 million people watched Mr. Biden’s address on the major cable news stations and the three big broadcast networks. In 2017, […]

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A TV Grand Tour, in Time for the Weekend

Fans who find their way back will be rewarded with another elaborate story line, across 12 episodes, tied to the tortured relationship between Ciro (Marco D’Amore) and Genny (Salvatore Esposito), whose bond endures even though Ciro pumped Genny full of lead at the end of Season 1. They join forces once again and find themselves […]

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Samantha Bee Welcomes America’s ‘Brand-New Very Old President’

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. We’re all stuck at home at the moment, so here are the 50 best movies on Netflix right now. ‘I Can See Colors Again’ Late-night hosts were all too […]

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The Inauguration Kept Crowds Out and Tried to Bring America In

Inauguration Day 2017 was notable, in part, for who wasn’t there: There were vast empty spaces on the National Mall, which the Trump Administration would soon deny in the opening shot of its four-year war on truth. The inauguration of President Biden was also defined by absences. But this time they were intentional, and — […]

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From Trump to Biden, TV Captures a Dramatic Shift

For a moment, cable news found something to agree on. At half past noon on Wednesday, shortly after President Biden wrapped up an inaugural address calling for an era of reconciliation, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer declared that the “world witnessed democracy withstand one of its greatest tests.” Brian Williams of MSNBC said Mr. Biden “gave the […]

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‘They Have Not Legitimately Won’: Pro-Trump Media Keeps the Disinformation Flowing

Forgoing any appeals for healing or reflection, right-wing media organizations that spread former President Donald J. Trump’s distortions about the 2020 election continued on Wednesday to push conspiracy theories about large-scale fraud, with some predicting more political conflict in the months ahead. The coverage struck a discordant tone, with pro-Trump media and President Biden in […]

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Review: ‘Painting With John’ Teaches the Art of Living

The title of HBO’s “Painting With John” is a bit of a misnomer. Yes, there is painting. And there is John — John Lurie, the multi-hyphenate creator and performer who moved on to visual art from music and acting years ago, after, he says, contracting Lyme disease. But “with”? In the six-episode series, which begins […]

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‘Call My Agent!’ Puts a Human Spin on Show Business

Other entries fully embrace an actor’s reputation, only to push it into absurd extremes. The ever-busy Huppert is shown juggling several projects at once, a happy workaholic who won’t choose between mainstream fare and intimate Korean films. Béatrice Dalle, known for her risk-taking and frankness, complains that directors expect her to get naked at the […]

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Barbara Shelley, Leading Lady of Horror Films, Dies at 88

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Sometimes Barbara Shelley was the victim. By the end of the movie “Blood of the Vampire” (1958), the Victorian character that she played — her brocade bodice properly ripped — was in chains in a […]

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John Lurie Doesn’t Paint Happy Trees

So, when do we learn how to paint? In the HBO series “Painting With John,” the actor, musician and artist John Lurie talks about that time he did cocaine for three hours in a broom closet with Rick James and Steve Rubell, and that other time when he set himself on fire and wound up […]

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Fox News Fires a Key Player in Its Election Night Coverage

Two senior leaders of Fox News’s reporting division are exiting the network as the cable channel replaces some news programming with right-wing opinion shows and tries to lure back viewers who balked at its coverage of the 2020 election and its aftermath. On Tuesday morning, Fox News fired Chris Stirewalt, the veteran politics editor who […]

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Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Drivers License’ Hit No. 1 in a Week. Here’s How.

The music industry’s first runaway hit single of the year is at once a time-tested model — a Disney actress pivoting to pop with a catchy and confessional breakup ballad — and also an unprecedented TikTok-era smash by a teenager. “Drivers License” by Olivia Rodrigo, 17, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 […]

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Late Night Celebrates the Final 36 Hours of Trump in Charge

“Sources say that tomorrow, on his last full day in office, the president is prepared to issue around 100 pardons and commutations. Why so many? Well, there’s reportedly a lucrative market for pardons. Finally, POTUS is running a business that makes money.” — STEPHEN COLBERT “He’s calling it ‘The Olive Pardon.’ When you’re here, you’re […]

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Matthew Lewis Can’t Believe He’s a Romantic Lead, Either

Matthew Lewis’s face is everywhere. On the wall to his right, grinning on a poster for the 2012 West End revival of “Our Boys,” a play by Jonathan Lewis. In the alcove behind him, arms crossed and stony-faced in a group shot for “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” And in front of […]

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Amazon’s ‘Tandav’ Show Angers India’s Hindu Nationalists

NEW DELHI — Bollywood once again has fallen into the cross hairs of India’s Hindu nationalist ruling party — and major Western streaming services like Amazon and Netflix increasingly find themselves caught in the middle. Two separate criminal complaints were filed with the police over the weekend against the makers of “Tandav,” a splashy new […]

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