Five memorable Emmy speech moments

Five memorable Emmy speech moments

Ah, live TV, how quickly you can turn us from bitter, grumbling shade factories to weeping messes. The Emmys was no exception. Say what you will about the repeat-filled winners, some of the honorees brought their acceptance speech A-game under a kind of extreme duress most of us can only imagine (a room of super…More

RuPaul makes Emmy history
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RuPaul makes Emmy history

It’s a night of ru-bilation for RuPaul. The legendary television figure, whose full name is RuPaul Charles, on Sunday night made Emmy history by becoming the most-awarded person of color in the show’s history with 11 wins. The previous record holder was cinematographer Donald A. Morgan, according to the Los Angeles Times. The latest award…More

Analysis: Emmys honor ‘The Crown,’ ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘Queen’s Gambit’ as Netflix makes history
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Analysis: Emmys honor ‘The Crown,’ ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘Queen’s Gambit’ as Netflix makes history

Netflix capped a historic night with Emmy wins in two of the three top categories for “The Crown” and “The Queen’s Gambit,” with Apple TV+’s comedy “Ted Lasso” completing a streaming sweep at the 73rd annual Emmy ceremony. In a stunning achievement, Netflix’s 10 wins on Sunday night, coupled with 34 wins at the Creative…More

TIFF 2021: Highlights from a film festival that entered the multiverse

TIFF 2021: Highlights from a film festival that entered the multiverse

No two people have the same film festival experience. There’s the thumbing of the program and picking out titles, making priorities and curating your own double, triple, quadruple bills. There’s the hopping between venues, meeting faces old and new, emerging from dark rooms disappointed or elated or somewhere in between. For press, there’s a lot…More

See who won at the Emmys
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See who won at the Emmys

The 73rd Emmy Awards are in progress. See below for a list of nominees in major categories and check back for winners throughout the night. Additional categories can be found here. Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or TV movie Paul Bettany, “WandaVision” Hugh Grant, “The Undoing” Ewan McGregor, “Halston” *WINNER Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton”…More

Adele all but confirms Rich Paul is her boyfriend with new Instagram post

Adele all but confirms Rich Paul is her boyfriend with new Instagram post

Rumors have been swirling for months about the status of Adele’s relationship status, but now she is making it official on her Instagram account. Adele, 33, and Rich Paul, 39, were first linked when Paul told the New Yorker in May they were “hanging out.” The proof appeared in July when the couple attended Game…More

How to watch the 2021 Emmy Awards
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How to watch the 2021 Emmy Awards

The Emmy Awards are Sunday night, celebrating the best TV of the year. Here’s everything you need to know. The host Cedric the Entertainer is set to host the 73rd annual event and promises to bring some humor as the show celebrates how TV has helped get us through the pandemic, minus any zingers. “It’s…More

The Black Film Archive wants to show the world just how limitless Black cinema really is

The Black Film Archive wants to show the world just how limitless Black cinema really is

Though they go by different names, almost every major streaming service has some type of “Black film” collection, often promoted during the month of February or, during 2020’s Black Lives Matter protests, in the summer. These collections mainly act as an exhibit for the Black movie titles the streamer already has, and as a result,…More

How televangelist Tammy Faye Messner became a gay icon
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How televangelist Tammy Faye Messner became a gay icon

Tammy Faye Messner (formerly Bakker) was camp incarnate. With her wildly over-the-top makeup and garish animal-print ensembles, a penchant for singing Christian disco anthems despite her lack of voice training, and a sense of childlike wonder with which she preached her gospel, she made for compelling TV viewing. Though the televangelist is remembered for all…More

TV OT: How the Emmys sounded the alarms for the award-show ratings nightmare. Plus: Casting ‘LuLaRich,’ and ‘On the Verge’

TV OT: How the Emmys sounded the alarms for the award-show ratings nightmare. Plus: Casting ‘LuLaRich,’ and ‘On the Verge’

The record-low ratings for last year’s Emmys turned out to be the canary in the coalmine for steep across-the-board drops in award-show viewing — the alarm for an unwelcome wakeup call. Yet if hope springs eternal that those shows can at least partially rebound, challenges associated with the pandemic and shift to streaming only heightened…More

Snow Tha Product has proved her doubters wrong
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Snow Tha Product has proved her doubters wrong

Snow Tha Product is the socially-conscious raptress the world needs right now. Born Claudia Alexandra Feliciano in San Jose, California, to undocumented Mexican immigrant parents, the rapper is set to the judge the US Finals of Red Bull Batalla, the world’s largest Spanish rap battle, this weekend. Despite more than a decade in the music…More

‘Muhammad Ali’ lets Ken Burns go four fascinating rounds with the champ’s life and legacy
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‘Muhammad Ali’ lets Ken Burns go four fascinating rounds with the champ’s life and legacy

Floating and stinging as it explores the boxing icon’s life inside the ring and out, “Muhammad Ali” is another epic Ken Burns-produced dive into the life of an influential 20th-century figure, coming on the heels of “Hemingway.” Much has said about Ali, but going the distance with this four-part PBS documentary makes it feel like,…More

Lizzo wants to star in ‘Bodyguard’ remake with Chris Evans
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Lizzo wants to star in ‘Bodyguard’ remake with Chris Evans

Lizzo apparently has not abandoned her quest to get close to Chris Evans. With news that Warner Bros. (which is owned by CNN’s parent company) is reportedly planning a remake of the 1992 film “The Bodyguard,” the singer has let the world know she wouldn’t mind starring in it with Evans. Taking to her TikTok,…More

Priyanka Chopra Jonas on ‘The Activist’: ‘The show got it wrong’
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Priyanka Chopra Jonas on ‘The Activist’: ‘The show got it wrong’

Another judge from “The Activist” has spoken up regarding backlash against the show. On Thursday, Priyanka Chopra Jonas addressed the issue in a statement on her verified Instagram account in the wake of CBS and its production partners, Global Citizen and Live Nation, announcing that changes have been made to the series. “I have been…More

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