Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

Dana Adam Shapiro Challenges Cheerleading Stereotypes With ‘Daughters Of The Sexual Revolution’ — SXSW

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Thinking back on his childhood, the only cheer squad that he could recall in detail was the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, who would become the subjects of his documentary. “We started doing some research and called a bunch of the women who were former cheerleaders, and all of them said, ‘Well, have you spoken to Suzanne [Mitchell]?’” Shapiro recalled, appearing at Deadline’s SXSW Studio. Making Daughters of the Sexual Revolution, Shapiro was happy to have his ideas of the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders thrown into question.

Fox to air unseen O.J. Simpson interview

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Fox will air a special containing footage of O.J. Simpson’s previously unseen interview with publisher Judith Regan, in which the disgraced football star hypothesizes about the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. “O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?” is set to air March 11 at 8 p.m. on the broadcast network. Hosted by Soledad O’Brien, the special will feature footage from Simpson’s 2006 interview with Regan, who was fired from her role at Rupert Murdoch’s HarperCollins after Regan interviewed Simpson and agreed to publish a book, “If I Did It,” based on the interview, in which the former Buffalo Bills running back hypothesized about how he could have killed Brown Simpson and Goldman, whose murders he had been acquitted of in 1994.

Netflix’s ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ Live Action Movie: Why Fans and Critics Disagree

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

For almost two decades, fans of Fullmetal Alchemist have watched creator Hiromu Arakawa re-work his fiction from a manga (2001) into two separate anime (2003 and 2009). The result is hardly perfect, but despite some minor pitfalls, Fullmetal pulls off the transition from Japanese animation to live-action better than any adaptation that has come before.

Behind the scenes with Bubba Wallace via Facebook Watch

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. will be featured in an eight-part docuseries tracking his debut in the Daytona 500. The Richard Petty Motorsports rookie, who will become the first African-American driver in the Great American Race since 1969, is the star of “Behind The Wall: Bubba Wallace,” with the first two of eight episodes premiering Thursday. Facebook Watch is a new video platform that launched last summer and recently featured New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in a series called Tom vs. Time.

Tom vs. Time: Sixth Episode on ‘Pause’ After Patriots’ Super Bowl Loss

Friday, February 9th, 2018

The series about Tom Brady titled "Tom vs. Time" has been put on "pause" after the Patriots' loss in Super Bowl LII, director Gotham Chopra announced Friday. Chopra said while they had good footage, the events of the Super Bowl caused him to rethink. The series has aired on Facebook Watch and chronicled Brady's 2017 season and journey.

Eagles fan pays tribute to Jason Kelce’s speech with incredible tattoo

Friday, February 9th, 2018

The entire city of Philadelphia is probably very hung over after Thursday’s epic Super Bowl championship parade, and with good reason. It was an absolute banger, complete with Doug Pederson letting fans kiss the Lombardi Trophy, and players asking for — and getting — beer along the parade route. Plus, he was dressed in a Mummers costume (paying tribute to Philly’s traditional New Year’s Mummers Parade), which endeared him to the fans even more.

Colbert’s Late Show mocks Philadelphia but also beautifully burns Tom Brady

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Stephen Colbert is going to have to ask the entire city of Philadelphia for forgiveness. His Late Show on CBS opened up on Monday with a bit from a local Philly news station showing the mayhem on the streets after the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New

Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, and The Daily Show find creative ways to razz Philly for its Super Bowl festivities

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

After the Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl, beating the New England Patriots on Sunday, Eagles fans took to the streets of Philly, and things got a little rowdy. Monday's Late Show hinted at the celebration in an imagined local news report: The Daily Show went with a Westworld homage, Wooderworld: "The people of Philadelphia weren't satisfied with taking down the New England Patriots — they also took down their longtime nemesis, Philadelphia," Stephen Colbert said on The Late Show. Philly police "were prepared for a Philadephageddon," greasing the city's poles with waterproof hydraulic fluid," he noted. "So let's see how things worked out for these now-invulnerable poles." (Not

This Is Us Notches Biggest Post–Super Bowl Audience Since 2012

Monday, February 5th, 2018

The post–Super Bowl edition of This Is Us drew a surprisingly big audience on Sunday night, despite relatively tepid numbers for the big game itself. This Is Us dramatically outperformed the tepid results Fox got last year with the launch of its short-lived 24: Legacy (17.58 million), and also beat the score for The Blacklist (25.72 million), which aired in 2015, the last time the Peacock had possession of the Super Bowl. Despite featuring what sports analysts proclaimed to be one of the most exciting championship games in years, right down to a thrilling fourth-quarter comeback win by the Philadelphia Eagles, Nielsen currently estimates the TV audience at 103.4 million viewers, the smallest audience for a Super Bowl of the decade.

Critics Are Bashing ‘The Cloverfield Paradox,’ Netflix’s Bold Post-Super Bowl Movie Release

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Super Bowl LII’s thrilling finish wasn’t the only surprise of Sunday night, as Netflix enticed millions of football fans by dropping a preview for a new movie that debuted on the streaming site immediately after the Philadelphia Eagles finished off their win over the New England Patriots. Netflix premiered a movie trailer for The Cloverfield Paradox, the third film in a loosely-connected sci-fi trilogy from producer J.J. Abrams, during one of the very expensive commercial breaks between the action of last night’s game on NBC. Of course, Netflix was far from the only movie studio or streaming service to promote new programming during the Super Bowl.