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Allison Janney and Leslie Bibb on ‘Palm Royale,’ Suffering Through Their 1960s Looks and Playing Wordle With Carol Burnett

Palm Royale with its meticulously matched period décor and costuming is a true immersion in late 1960s Palm Beach culture. But while watching the Apple TV+ series, one can’t help but see the connections between the topics that were emerging as national concerns then and the biggest social issues now. “It’s so cool to think […]

‘The Jinx’ Finally Explains Mystery of Robert Durst Arrest One Day Before TV Confession

For anyone who needed a refresher on The Jinx, the follow-up series to the 2015 true-crime phenomenon that led to the arrest of Robert Durst did just that with its first episode. Except it delved deeper — much deeper — when it took the audience behind the curtain of the murder case against Durst to […]

‘Sugar’ Star Anna Gunn on “True Gent” Colin Farrell, ‘Breaking Bad’ Reunions and Rian Johnson’s Unforgettable Gesture

It had been a minute since Anna Gunn felt the anticipation of an intriguing script hitting her inbox. Understandably, the incomparable writing she received for a combined decade on Deadwood and Breaking Bad set a high bar. But then the Colin Farrell-led Apple TV+ series Sugar came along.  Created by Mark Protosevich and executive produced […]

‘Ghosts’ Star Rebecca Wisocky on the Surprising Reveal of Her Character’s Cause of Death

[This story contains spoilers from the season 3, episode 8 of Ghosts, “Holes Are Bad.”] The premise of CBS’ hit comedy Ghosts is a notably ridiculous one: After a near-death experience, Sam (Rose McIver) can communicate with the spirits who haunt the country home she inherited from her great aunt — a group of specters […]

Tobias Menzies Reflects on ‘Manhunt’ Ahead of Finale Fate: “Democracy Is Fragile” 

Tobias Menzies has already caught Abraham Lincoln’s assassin John Wilkes Booth going into the finale of Apple TV+’s Manhunt, which will sign off on Friday after seven episodes. But his character, U.S. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, suffering from chronic asthma during the historical drama gives a strong hint of Menzies’ foreordained fate by the […]

How I Did It: Judith Regan Remembers the Day O.J. Simpson (Almost) Confessed

No one ever really gets away with murder. If O.J. Simpson had played football in the ’60s for Bay Shore High School and taken Harold Anderson’s humanities class, he would have known this.  Mr. Anderson would have lovingly encouraged O.J. to play less football and read more Shakespeare, which may have led to a better […]

‘The Jinx’ Filmmakers Revisit That Robert Durst Confession: “We Screamed”

“Killed them all, of course.” Those five words were spoken by Robert Durst when the New York real estate heir, who was still mic’d, walked to the bathroom after completing his interviews for the HBO true-crime docuseries The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst. Durst had been suspected of killing his close friend Susan […]

Janelle James on That ‘Abbott Elementary’ Guest Star and Why it’s Time for an Ava Clothing Line

[This story contains spoilers from the April 17 episode of Abbott Elementary, “2 Ava 2 Fest.”] Ava Fest returned to Abbott Elementary for a second year in a row during Wednesday night’s “2 Ava 2 Fest” episode. But, unlike the first festival in season two of the ABC sitcom — where the wildly unqualified principal […]

‘Shogun’ Star Anna Sawai Breaks Down the Climactic Penultimate Episode: “It’s the Long Fight”

[This story contains major spoilers from Shōgun’s ninth episode, “Crimson Sky.”] Shōgun star Anna Sawai is bidding adieu to Lady Akechi Mariko.  The Japanese actor, who was born in New Zealand and raised in Japan, considers the acclaimed miniseries’ penultimate episode, “Crimson Sky,” to be her “final farewell” to her fan-favorite character. Written by Rachel […]

A Palm Beach ‘Bridgerton’: ‘Palm Royale’ Production Designer on One-Upping Those Ball Scenes

[This story is focused on the sixth episode of Palm Royale, “Maxine Takes a Step.”] In Palm Royale, parties and Palm Beach high society go together like Maxine Dellacorte (Kristen Wiig) and her signature grasshopper cocktail. But pulling off these ostentatious displays of wealth and popularity disguised as charitable events, episode after episode, was no small […]

Confessions of a Hollywood Screenwriter: Brit Marling’s Secrets of Success

When Brit Marling and her longtime collaborator Zal Batmanglij came up with the idea for their latest series, A Murder at the End of the World, it was the very first time that every network they pitched wanted to make it. At the time, early in the pandemic, they were riding off of the high […]

‘9-1-1’ Boss: Exploring Buck’s New Sexual Awakening “Felt Like It Was the Right Time”

[This story contains spoilers from season seven, episode five of 9-1-1, “You Don’t Know Me.”] For seven seasons on 9-1-1 and five seasons on its spinoff Lone Star, co-creator and showrunner Tim Minear has consistently found new (and surprising) ways to deepen the relationships in his most successful TV universe to date. But Minear saved […]

‘Fallout’ Showrunners on What Kind of Violence They Ruled Out in Season 1

Prime Video’s adaption of the Fallout game franchise is looking like a hit. The first season of the sci-fi action-comedy has opened this week to a 92 percent average positive review score on Rotten Tomatoes (which is just shy of HBO’s post-apocalyptic video game adaptation, The Last of Us). The first season — which seems […]

Here Are 26 Bachelor Nation Couples Who Are Still Together

After 22 years of The Bachelor and its various spinoffs, many have tried their luck to find love in the franchise — but not many have remained together. In a most recent shock-announcement, the Golden Bachelor couple announced they are divorcing, the news coming about three months after their televised Golden Wedding that aired in […]

Linda Hamilton Reflects on ‘Terminator’ and Almost Retiring Before ‘Stranger Things’ Role

Sarah Connor wears her heart on her sleeve, but Linda Hamilton wears her work on her head. The action movie icon, who first fought Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1984’s classic The Terminator and then teamed up with him in two follow-up films, sits down for an interview with The Hollywood Reporter wearing a beanie emblazoned with […]

Lou Ferrigno Jr. on Returning to ‘9-1-1’ for Buck’s Bisexual Awakening

[This story contains spoilers from season seven, episode five of 9-1-1, “You Don’t Know Me.”] A couple of months ago, 9-1-1 co-creator and showrunner Tim Minear reached out to actor Lou Ferrigno Jr. — who had guest-starred in three flashback episodes of the second season — about reprising his role as firefighter Tommy Kinard in […]