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‘Friends’ co-creator talks titles, pants, and “PIVOT”

‘Friends’ co-creator talks titles, pants, and “PIVOT”

A “Friends” fan PIVOTS at Friends25 popup in NYC/ABC Radio(NEW YORK) — With the upcoming 25th anniversary of Friends, Entertainment Weekly’s new issue is looking back at the sitcom with co-creator David Crane. “We always felt that the strength of the show was that it wasn’t just jokes,” Crane says. “It was really about caring…

Felicity Huffman gets 14 days, $30K fine in Varsity Blues college scandal

Felicity Huffman gets 14 days, $30K fine in Varsity Blues college scandal

Paul Marotta/Getty Images(BOSTON) — Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for federal crimes stemming from the massive “Varsity Blues” college entrance scam. In addition, Huffman will have to pay a $30,000 fine and complete 200 hours of community service.Huffman learned her fate Friday during an appearance in U.S.…

Demi Moore talks suicide, sobriety, and scandal in her new memoir ‘Inside Out’

Demi Moore talks suicide, sobriety, and scandal in her new memoir ‘Inside Out’

Mariano Vivanco/Harper’s Bazaar(LOS ANGELES) — Ahead of her new memoir, Inside Out, Demi Moore bares it all for Harper’s Bazaar — both physically and emotionally. Gracing the cover in the nude, Moore shares deeply personal stories about the highs and lows of her personal life, her Hollywood career, and how it has all molded her into…

‘Unbelievable’ filmmakers hope Netflix series brings “a conversation to the table”

‘Unbelievable’ filmmakers hope Netflix series brings “a conversation to the table”

Netflix(NEW YORK) — After the Pulitzer Prize-winning article “An Unbelievable Story of Rape” captivated readers in 2015, a new limited Netflix series is bringing the incredible true story to the screen. Unbelievable stars Kaitlyn Dever as Marie, an 18-year-old sexual assault survivor whose story is doubted by police and those closest to her. Emmy winners Toni…

In chat with Whoopi Goldberg, James Spader talks ‘Ultron’ & ‘Blacklist’

In chat with Whoopi Goldberg, James Spader talks ‘Ultron’ & ‘Blacklist’

Virginia Sherwood/NBC(NEW YORK) — (NOTE LANGUAGE) The end result may have divided some fans, but actor James Spader said playing Ultron, the baddie in 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, shook him up, he tells Whoopi Goldberg. The pair chatted about his career during an interview with The View host at the Tribeca TV Festival, Deadline…

New ‘SNL’ cast member Shane Gillen apologizes for racial slur in 2018 podcast

New ‘SNL’ cast member Shane Gillen apologizes for racial slur in 2018 podcast

NBC (NOTE LANGUAGE) On the same day stand-up comic Shane Gillis was announced as one of three new Saturday Night Live cast members, he found himself having to apologize for a racial slur he made a year ago. “Chinatown’s f****** nuts,” Gillis says during a segment of Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast, posted to YouTube on September 26,…

Constance Wu talks empowering ‘Hustlers’ experience: “It just felt like a sisterhood”

Constance Wu talks empowering ‘Hustlers’ experience: “It just felt like a sisterhood”

Eric Charbonneau(NEW YORK) — After having a breakout year last year with Crazy Rich Asians, Constance Wu was ready to tackle something completely different. In the based-on-a-true-story film Hustlers, she plays Destiny, a stripper who joins up with a girl gang headed by Jennifer Lopez’s Ramona to fleece Wall Street big shots out of their cold hard cash.Yes, there’s pole…

‘Hustlers’ and ‘The Goldfinch’ among this weekend’s new movie releases

‘Hustlers’ and ‘The Goldfinch’ among this weekend’s new movie releases

L-R: Lili Reinhart, Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer and Constance Wu in “Hustlers”; Barbara Nitke/STX Financing, LLC(NEW YORK) — Opening nationwide Friday: * Hustlers — This crime drama, based on Jessica Pressler’s 2015 New York magazine article titled The Hustlers at Scores, stars Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart and rapper Cardi B as…

Terrence Howard says he’s done with acting after ‘Empire’ ends

Terrence Howard says he’s done with acting after ‘Empire’ ends

Chuck Hodes/Fox(LOS ANGELES) — Terrence Howard says he’s ready for something different after his hit FOX series Empire ends. In an interview with Extra, Howard appeared to announce that he’s retiring from acting. “I’m done with acting. I’m done pretending,” Howard said, referring to his plans following the upcoming sixth and final season of the…

‘Saturday Night Live’ adds three new castmembers

‘Saturday Night Live’ adds three new castmembers

NBC(NEW YORK) — Saturday Night Live has added three new cast members for the upcoming 45th season ABC Radio has learned. Bowen Yang, who came aboard last season as a writer has been named the longrunning sketch show’s first 100% Asian American cast member. A co-host of the Las Culturistas podcast, he was seen on…

‘Friends’ co-creator talks titles, pants, and “PIVOT”

‘Friends’ co-creator talks titles, pants, and “PIVOT”

A “Friends” fan PIVOTS at Friends25 popup in NYC/ABC Radio(NEW YORK) — With the upcoming 25th anniversary of Friends, Entertainment Weekly’s new issue is looking back at the sitcom with co-creator David Crane. “We always felt that the strength of the show was that it wasn’t just jokes,” Crane says. “It was really about caring…

Felicity Huffman gets 14 days, $30K fine in Varsity Blues college scandal

Felicity Huffman gets 14 days, $30K fine in Varsity Blues college scandal

Paul Marotta/Getty Images(BOSTON) — Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for federal crimes stemming from the massive “Varsity Blues” college entrance scam. In addition, Huffman will have to pay a $30,000 fine and complete 200 hours of community service.Huffman learned her fate Friday during an appearance in U.S.…

Demi Moore talks suicide, sobriety, and scandal in her new memoir ‘Inside Out’

Demi Moore talks suicide, sobriety, and scandal in her new memoir ‘Inside Out’

Mariano Vivanco/Harper’s Bazaar(LOS ANGELES) — Ahead of her new memoir, Inside Out, Demi Moore bares it all for Harper’s Bazaar — both physically and emotionally. Gracing the cover in the nude, Moore shares deeply personal stories about the highs and lows of her personal life, her Hollywood career, and how it has all molded her into…

‘Unbelievable’ filmmakers hope Netflix series brings “a conversation to the table”

‘Unbelievable’ filmmakers hope Netflix series brings “a conversation to the table”

Netflix(NEW YORK) — After the Pulitzer Prize-winning article “An Unbelievable Story of Rape” captivated readers in 2015, a new limited Netflix series is bringing the incredible true story to the screen. Unbelievable stars Kaitlyn Dever as Marie, an 18-year-old sexual assault survivor whose story is doubted by police and those closest to her. Emmy winners Toni…

In chat with Whoopi Goldberg, James Spader talks ‘Ultron’ & ‘Blacklist’

In chat with Whoopi Goldberg, James Spader talks ‘Ultron’ & ‘Blacklist’

Virginia Sherwood/NBC(NEW YORK) — (NOTE LANGUAGE) The end result may have divided some fans, but actor James Spader said playing Ultron, the baddie in 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, shook him up, he tells Whoopi Goldberg. The pair chatted about his career during an interview with The View host at the Tribeca TV Festival, Deadline…