New this week: 'Clickbait,' Sturgill Simpson and Addison Rae
This week’s new entertainment releases include a Sturgill Simpson's concept album called “The Ballad of Dood & Juanita” and TikTok star Addison Rae making her acting debut in a gender-flipped remake of the 1999 Freddie Prinze Jr and Rachael Leigh Cook teen comedy “She’s All That.”.
Texas executes man convicted of killing his great aunt in 1999
A Texas man convicted of fatally beating his 83-year-old great aunt more than two decades ago was executed Wednesday evening without media witnesses present because prison agency officials neglected to notify reporters it was time to carry out the punishment.
Even more chaotic than usual, Globes still had their moments
(NBC via AP)In the opening moments of a Golden Globes night even more chaotic and confounding than usual, co-host Tina Fey raised a theoretical question: “Could this whole night have been an email?” Only the next three hours would tell. Or Chloé Zhao, making history as the first woman of Asian descent to win best director (and the first woman since 1984.) AdOf course, there were the usual confounding results and baffling snubs, compounded here by some epic Zoom fails. ZHAO MAKES HISTORYWhen Zhao won best director for her haunting and elegant “Nomadland,” she was the first woman of Asian descent to win that award. It was updated on March 3, 2021, to correct the nationality of director of “Nomadland.” Chloe Zhao is Chinese, not Asian American.
Netflix once again dominates Golden Globe TV nominations
(Liam Daniel/Netflix via AP)NEW YORK – Netflix rode the voracious hunger for TV content during a year of pandemic viewership to a dominant showing at the Golden Globe nominations. The streaming giant scooped up 20 small-screen nods — nearly three times as many as its closest competitor, HBO, and beating the 17 TV nominations it got last year. Streaming newcomer HBO Max scored two nominations with “The Flight Attendant,” a best comedy TV berth and also earned “The Big Bang Theory” veteran Kaley Cuoco her first Globe nod. Little-known Pop TV earned five nominations — all for the Canadian comedy “Schitt’s Creek,” which swept the comedy Emmy Awards last year. Ad“The Great” now faces “The Flight Attendant,” “Schitt’s Creek,” “Emily in Paris” and “Ted Lasso” for bragging rights to best comedy TV series.
Despite bleak 2020, celebrities make effort to brighten year
(AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Yes, 2020 may seem like a complete fail with all the constant bad news and tragic moments. It’s been filled with gloom and doom(scrolling), but some celebrities and those inspired by them have tried to brighten a bleak year. He reassigned his 10 seamstresses in New York to produce thousands daily for health care workers on the frontlines. The singer and husband Emilio Estefan's restaurant Estefan Kitchen served up homemade meals for health care workers in Miami. The challenge coordinated offers by celebrities and athletes to raise funds to feed those in need during the pandemic.
Clive Owen Joins 'Impeachment: American Crime Story' as Bill Clinton
Clive Owen is set to play President Bill Clinton on Impeachment: American Crime Story, ET has learned. The Oscar-nominated star joins FXs ongoing anthology series about true events that shaped the American landscape. So to get to stand toe-to-toe with her as Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp is going to be a ride of a lifetime. Im extremely excited.Impeachment: American Crime Story is set to debut Sept. 27, 2020 on FX. RELATED CONTENT: Beanie Feldstein on Portraying Monica Lewinsky in 'American Crime Story' (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartFX Boss Defends Lewinsky-Clinton 'Impeachment: American Crime Story' and 2020 Election TimingMonica Lewinsky Explains Why She Agreed to to Produce 'Impeachment: American Crime Story'
2020 Met Gala theme revealed
Gwen Stefani, Jeremy Scott, Bella Hadid, Stella Maxwell, Maluma, Sarah Paulson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Denek K, and Violet Chachki attend The 2019 Met Gala "Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion" at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019, in New(CNN) - The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City has announced the theme of the 2020 Met Gala and the accompanying Costume Institute exhibition: "About Time: Fashion and Duration." The exhibition itself will run from May 7 to Sept. 7, while the gala will be held the evening of May 4. "Fashion is indelibly connected to time," Andrew Bolton, curator of the exhibition, said in a statement. Through a series of chronologies, the exhibition will use the concept of duration to analyze the temporal twists and turns of fashion history." The gala will be co-chaired by Nicolas Ghesquire of Louis Vuitton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, and Anna Wintour.
Sarah Paulson Says She 'May Pop Up' on 'American Horror Story: 1984' (Exclusive)
Did Sarah Paulson just tease a possible appearance on season nine of American Horror Story? "I may pop up," she slyly said after explaining how it's been "bittersweet" to not be involved in the upcoming season. RELATED CONTENT:'American Horror Story: 1984' Releases Terrifying New Teasers -- Watch! 'American Horror Story: 1984' Teaser Trailer -- There's a Killer on the Loose at Camp Redwood! 'Pose' Star Angelica Ross Joins Cast of 'American Horror Story: 1984'
Ryan Murphy Enlists Ewan McGregor, Holland Taylor and More for Several New Netflix Series
In an interview with Time magazine, Murphy revealed a laundry list of new projects hes developing, from biographical dramas to musical adaptations. This would mark McGregors second streaming series following his reprisal of Obi-Wan Kenobi in a currently untitled Disney+ original series. While Paulson is no stranger to working with Murphy, currently in production on Ratched, a new origin series about One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nests Nurse Ratched, Hollywood marks Taylors first foray into his world. Its probably not a dream of Ryan Murphys to have us do something together, she said while praising American Horror Story, which helped propel Paulsons success on TV. RELATED CONTENT:Ryan Murphy Announces Cynthia Nixon & Sharon Stone as Stars of New Series 'Ratched'Ryan Murphy Says 'American Horror Story' Witches Will Be Back After 'Apocalypse' (Exclusive)Ryan Murphy Explains How 'Pose' Season 2 Is Shaped by Hope (Exclusive)
New 'American Crime Story' season to focus on Clinton impeachment
(CNN) - The next installment of FX's "American Crime Story" franchise, set to debut weeks before the next presidential election, will revisit a scandal that rocked politics. The cable network on Tuesday announced "Impeachment: American Crime Story," a new season of the anthology series that FX says will unravel the story behind the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton. Annaleigh Ashford has been cast as Jones, while Beanie Feldstein and "American Crime Story" vet Sarah Paulson will play Lewinsky and Tripp, respectively. The new season is set to debut Sept. 27, 2020, roughly six weeks before the next presidential election. "American Crime Story" has previously covered the trial of O.J.
Beanie Feldstein to Play Monica Lewinsky in 'American Crime Story' Season 3
American Crime Story is officially taking on the Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton sex scandal of the late '90s. Burgess will also serve as executive producer alongside Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander. FXs American Crime Story franchise has become a cultural touchstone, providing greater context for stories that deserve greater understanding like the O.J. "There are more cycles of American Crime Story to come, and more American Horror Story too." RELATED CONTENT:FX Boss Says 'Three or Four' Ideas for 'American Crime Story' Are in the WorksRicky Martin on His American Crime Story Emmy Nomination, Coming Out and Never Looking Back (Exclusive)Ryan Murphy Hilariously Announces 'American Crime Story: Who Bit Beyonce'
'Pose' Star Angelica Ross Joins Cast of 'American Horror Story: 1984'
In the case of Angelica Ross, one of the original five transgender series regulars on Pose, that means going from one Ryan Murphy project to the next. On Wednesday, Murphy took to Instagram to announce that the actress will be joining the cast of American Horror Storyfor the upcoming ninth season, dubbed 1984. She is joining the American Horror Story family in another unforgettable role. I must applaud [Angelica Ross] for her tour de force of a performance as Candy Abundance Ferocity. Ross co-stars, including Billy Porter and season ones Evan Peters and Kate Mara, have all appeared in past installments of American Horror Story.