Over the years, musical shows have gone through many iterations. In 2021, fans were given two incredible musical series from NBC: “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” and “Girls5Eva” on Peacock, the network’s streaming platform. In both shows, the music was more than just a tool to entertain; it was the driving factor of the narrative. Austin Winsberg, the creator and showrunner of “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” and Meredith Scardino “Girls5Eva” creator and showrunner, joined TheWrap for an Emmy Sc
New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger said he and other media executives demanded in a meeting with Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday that the Department of Justice stop seizing journalists’ records during leak investigations, adding that “we will continue to push until our concerns are addressed.” The statement comes after an off-the-record meeting on Monday between Garland and representatives from CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post about the Department of Justice’s pol
The New York Times has issued a correction after referring to the satirical website the Babylon Bee as a “far-right misinformation site” that “trafficked in misinformation.” Seth Dillon, CEO of the Bee, took to Twitter on Monday to share a screenshot of an email sent to his attorney from Times senior counsel Dana R. Green. In the email, Green said the reference to the Babylon Bee was removed from the Times after being “carefully reviewed.” “This is huge,” Dillon tweeted. “The NY Times was using
Nicole Scherzinger, 42, spends nearly as much time in her bikini on social media than in clothes. Can you blame her? On Sunday, the Masked Singer judge and fitness fanatic uploaded her latest, celebrating her fit figure in a white bikini while in the desert. So how does the former Pussycat Dolls singer stay in such fantastic shape? It all has to do with a devotion to healthy living, a rigorous fitness routine and eating right. Read on for her best diet and fitness tips, tricks and secrets she's
CBS has balked at a staggering demand of $22 million a year to license the 2022 Academy of Country Music Awards, leaving show producer Dick Clark Productions scrambling to negotiate a new deal amid declining ratings and internal executive turmoil, TheWrap has learned. CBS, which has aired the ACM Awards since 1998, declined to counter the $22 million demand to renew its deal, according to two individuals with knowledge of the negotiations. The insiders said the new price was well above the previ
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer apologized on Monday for using an “outdated and hurtful” word to describe developmentally disabled people during a podcast interview. While speaking on the One NYCHA podcast, Schumer used the word “retarded” while speaking about his experiences with communities resisting attempts to house the homeless and described an example during his work as a state assemblyman. “When I first was an assemblyman, they wanted to build a congregate living place for retarded c
Robert Durst’s murder trial resumed on Monday, following the multimillionaire real estate heir’s hospitalization last week, with two of Susan Berman’s friends testifying about conversations they had with the victim. During Monday’s hearing, jurors heard recorded testimony from Hollywood producer Lynda Obst. She testified that Berman told her she made a call to Albert Einstein College of Medicine, on behalf of Durst, in which she passed herself off as Kathie Durst. Another friend, Susan Harmon, r
Lin-Manuel Miranda has responded to criticism of the film adaptation of his debut musical “In the Heights,” apologizing for not pushing for Afro-Latinos with darker complexions to be cast in the movie. “I started writing ‘In the Heights’ because I didn’t feel seen,” Miranda wrote in a statement posted on Twitter. “I’m seeing the discussion around Afro-Latino representation in our film this weekend and it is clear that many in our dark-skinned Afro-Latino community don’t feel sufficiently represe
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When Olga Merediz originated her role of Abuela Claudia on Broadway for “In the Heights,” a role for which she was nominated for a Tony, she felt audiences had never seen an “older woman with a house coat center stage singing” an aria before. Such a standout moment for an older star is just as rare on the movie screen, and it would be tempting to preserve the integrity of her original performance for the “In the Heights” film. But Merediz in speaking with TheWrap said that she and her character
“Queenpins,” a comedy starring Kristen Bell, is moving from a theatrical release from STXfilms to a release on Paramount+ and Showtime, a rep for the streamer told TheWrap. The deal was for the film’s U.S. rights, with STXfilms retaining international distribution. A source said the sale was completed for over $20 million behind a $10 million budget. Though release plans weren’t immediately clear, STXfilms will still be releasing the film theatrically ahead of its Paramount+ debut. “Queenpins” i
After fans’ accusation that Nate was the “real villain” in “The Devil Wears Prada,” Adrian Grenier admitted his character’s shortcomings In an Entertainment Weekly interview Monday. On Twitter, fans have long argued that Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep, is the “movie villain” whereas Nate, played by Grenier, was the “actual villain” of the film. Fans cite Nate’s lack of support for his girlfriend, Andy, played by Anne Hathaway — particularly the birthday incident where Nate pouts after
“The Talk” has been renewed for at CBS following a season marked by turmoil surrounding the departure of original co-host Sharon Osbourne. The show announced on Twitter on Monday that CBS had picked up a 12th season of the daytime roundtable show to air during the 2021-22 TV season. “More fun, more topics, more talk,” the tweet read. No information was given about a permanent replacement for Osbourne. Osbourne, who had been with the show since its inception, came under fire after the March 10 br
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(This article contains spoilers for the season 6 finale of “Fear the Walking Dead.”) Now that is follow-through. I’m not sure many people expected actually expected much of anything would happen with the nuke when we learned that Teddy’s doomsday cult wanted to blow everybody on “Fear the Walking Dead” up. Obviously, it’s a pretty exciting threat to have to deal with, but come on. Did you really think a nuke would go off on this show? Regardless of our expectations, they did it. They really did
“Bullet Train,” the new action movie starring Brad Pitt, has been set by Sony to hit theaters on April 8, 2022. “Deadpool 2” director David Leitch’s film also stars Joey King, Andrew Koji, Brian Tyree Henry, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Hiroyuki Sanada, Benito A Martínez Ocasio and Sandra Bullock, and Sony intends to release it theatrically and in IMAX and large premium formats. On Monday, Sony also set a release date for Kitao Sakurai’s comedy “Oh Hell No,” which will star Ice Cube an
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