“Alice” star Philip McKeon has died at the age of 55, according to a representative.McKeon died on Tuesday after a long battle with an unspecified illness.“We are all beyond heartbroken and devastated over Phil’s passing,” family spokesperson Jeff Ballard said in a statement. “His wonderful sense of humor, kindness and loyalty will be remembered by all who crossed his path in life.”Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2019 (Photos)McKeon, who was the older brother of “Facts of Life” star Nancy McKeon, was best known for co-starring alongside Linda Lavin in the CBS comedy “Alice,” from 1976 to 1985. He went on to make appearances on shows including “CHiPs,” “Fantasy Island” and “The Love Boat.”After his career as an actor, McKeon went on to work in radio, serving in the news department at the Los Angeles station KFWB News 98 for a decade. Most recently, he was the host of his own radio show in Wimberly, Texas.Charlie Sheen, who appeared alongside McKeon in an episode of “Amazing Stories,” was among those who paid tribute to McKeon on social media on Tuesday.shared some wonderful moments in the "trenches" with Phil McKeon many moons ago.over the past few decades, he was always a perfect gentleman and an ebullient spirit.and his goofy af smile, was pure gold.r.i.p. young man. much much too soon, you cut out.xox©️ pic.twitter.com/Cu82wOm7aS— Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) December 10, 2019McKeon is survived by his sister Nancy and mother, Barbara.Read original story Philip McKeon, ‘Alice’ Star, Dies at 55 At TheWrap
The nominees for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards are in the books, with all the contenders that have been selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to compete at next month’s awards show announced bright and early Monday.On the film side, the top honor, Best Motion Picture – Drama, will come down to “1917,” “The Irishman,” “Joker,” “Marriage Story” and “The Two Popes.” In the musical and comedy category, the nominated films are “Dolemite Is My Name,” “JoJo Rabbit,” “Knives Out,” “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” and “Rocketman.”As for TV, the best drama series race includes “Big Little Lies,” “The Crown,” “Killing Eve,” “The Morning Show” and “Succession,” and the comedy category is a competition between “Barry,” “Fleabag,” “The Kominsky Method,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “The Politician.”Also Read: Golden Globes Nominees by the Numbers: Netflix Rules in Both TV and FilmThe 2020 Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Ricky Gervais, take place Sunday, Jan. 5 starting at 8/7c on NBC.Meher Tatna is president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Allen Shapiro, executive chairman of dick clark productions, Mike Mahan, CEO of dick clark productions, and Barry Adelman, executive VP of Television at dick clark productions, will serve as executive producers.See the full list of nominees in both the TV and film categories below.Also Read: 2020 Golden Globes Nominees React: From 'Beyond Excited' to 'Truly Blessed'TV Best Television Series – Drama “Big Little Lies,” HBO “The Crown,” Netflix “Killing Eve,” BBC America “The Morning Show,” Apple TV+ “Succession,” HBOBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama Jennifer Aniston, “The Morning Show” (Apple TV+) Olivia Colman, “The Crown” (Netflix) Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve” (BBC America) Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies” (HBO) Reese Witherspoon, “The Morning Show” (Apple TV+) Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama Brian Cox, “Succession” (HBO) Kit Harington, “Game of Thrones” (HBO) Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot” (USA Network) Tobias Menzies, “The Crown” (Netflix) Billy Porter, “Pose” (FX)Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy “Barry,” HBO “Fleabag,” Amazon Prime Video “The Kominsky Method,” Netflix “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Amazon Prime Video “The Politician,” NetflixAlso Read: Golden Globes 2020: See the Nominees (Photos)Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me” (Netflix) Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime Video) Kirsten Dunst, “On Becoming a God in Central Florida” (Showtime) Natasha Lyonne, “Russian Doll” (Netflix) Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag” (Amazon Prime Video)Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method” (Netflix) Bill Hader, “Barry” (HBO) Ben Platt, “The Politician” (Netflix) Paul Rudd, “Living With Yourself” (Netflix) Ramy Youssef, “Ramy” (Hulu)Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television “Catch-22,” Hulu “Chernobyl,” HBO “Fosse/Verdon,” FX “The Loudest Voice,” Showtime “Unbelievable,” NetflixBest Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Kaitlyn Dever, “Unbelievable” (Netflix) Joey King, “The Act” (Hulu) Helen Mirren, “Catherine The Great” (HBO) Merritt Wever, “Unbelievable” (Netflix) Michelle Williams, “Fosse/Verdon” (FX)Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Christopher Abbott, “Catch-22” (Hulu) Sacha Baron Cohen, “The Spy” (Netflix) Russell Crowe, “The Loudest Voice” (Showtime) Jared Harris, “Chernobyl” (HBO) Sam Rockwell, “Fosse/Verdon” (FX)Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Patricia Arquette, “The Act” (Hulu) Helena Bonham Carter, “The Crown” (Netflix) Toni Collette, “Unbelievable” (Netflix) Meryl Streep, “Big Little Lies” (HBO) Emily Watson, “Chernobyl” (HBOBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Alan Arkin, “The Kominsky Method” (Netflix) Kieran Culkin, “Succession” (HBO) Andrew Scott, “Fleabag” (Amazon Prime Video) Stellan Skarsgard, “Chernobyl” (HBO) Henry Winkler, “Barry” (HBO)Movies Best Motion Picture – Drama “1917” “The Irishman” “Joker” “Marriage Story” “The Two Popes”Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Cynthia Erivo, “Harriet” Scarlett Johansson, “Marriage Story” Saoirse Ronan, “Little Women” Charlize Theron, “Bombshell” Renee Zellweger, “Judy”Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama Christian Bale, “Ford v. Ferrari” Antonio Banderas, “Pain and Glory” Adam Driver, “Marriage Story” Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker” Jonathan Pryce, “The Two Popes”Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy “Dolemite Is My Name” “JoJo Rabbit” “Knives Out” “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” “Rocketman”Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Ana de Armas, “Knives Out” Awkwafina, “The Farewell” Cate Blanchett, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” Beanie Feldstein, “Booksmart” Emma Thompson, “Late Night”Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Daniel Craig, “Knives Out” Roman Griffin Davis, “Jojo Rabbit” Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” Taron Egerton, “Rocketman” Eddie Murphy, “Dolemite Is My Name”Best Director – Motion Picture Bong Joon Ho, “Parasite” Sam Mendes, “1917” Todd Phillips, “Joker” Martin Scorsese, ‘The Irishman” Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell” Annette Bening, “The Report” Laura Dern, “Marriage Story” Jennifer Lopez, “Hustlers” Margot Robbie, “Bombshell”Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” Anthony Hopkins, “The Two Popes” Al Pacino, “The Irishman” Joe Pesci, “The Irishman” Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”Best Screenplay – Motion Picture Noah Baumbach, “Marriage Story” Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won, “Parasite” Anthony McCarten, “The Two Popes” Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood” Steven Zaillian, “The Irishman” Best Motion Picture – Animated “Frozen 2” “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” “The Lion King” “Missing Link” “Toy Story 4”Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language “The Farewell” “Les Misérables” “Pain and Glory” “Parasite” “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” Best Original Score – Motion Picture “Motherless Brooklyn” “Little Women” “Joker” “1917” “Marriage Story” Best Original Song – Motion Picture “Beautiful Ghosts” – Cats “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” – Rocketman “Into the Unknown” – Frozen 2 “Spirit” – The Lion King “Stand Up” – HarrietRead original story Golden Globes 2020: The Complete List of Nominees At TheWrap
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In a candid and frequently hilarious chat with Stephen Colbert on Saturday, Julia Louis-Dreyfus reflected on her “miserable” time as a “Saturday Night Live” cast member, and how the experience taught her to make sure she always enjoyed every future job.Speaking to Colbert as part of a benefit for Montclair Film at Newark’s New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Louis-Dreyfus explained how unprepared she was when she joined the show in the mid 1980s at the age of 21, not even finishing her studies at Northwestern University before heading off to New York.“I was unbelievably naive and I didn’t really understand how the dynamics of the place worked,” she told Colbert. “It was very sexist — very sexist. People were doing crazy drugs at the time. I was oblivious. I just thought, ‘Oh, wow! He’s got a lot of energy!'”Also Read: 'SNL': Will Ferrell's Gordon Sondland Shows Up to Ruin Things for Alec Baldwin's Trump (Video)She and Colbert then joked for a second that they couldn’t understand how anyone could ever perform inebriated, just before taking big sips from their cocktails.Louis-Dreyfus, who went on to decades-long TV success with shows like “Seinfeld,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and “Veep,” explained that her time on “SNL” led her to develop a system that helped her choose her future projects.“It was a pretty brutal time, but it was a very informative time for me,” she told Colbert. She said she realized then she wouldn’t do “anymore of this crap” unless “it was fun.”Also Read: 'SNL' Spoofs Democratic Debate With All-Star Lineup of Will Ferrell, Maya Rudolph, Woody Harrelson and More (Video)“It is important and so basic, but I just felt like, ‘I don’t have to; I don’t have to do this, I don’t have to walk and crawl through this kind of nasty glass if it’s not ultimately going to be fulfilling,” she said. “And so that’s how I sort of moved forward from that moment and I sort of applied that kind of ‘fun meter’ to every job I’ve had since and it definitely has been very helpful.”There was another benefit to the actress’ time on “SNL”: She met and bonded with Larry David, who would eventually put her in “Seinfeld.”“Larry David and I had been on ‘SNL’ together my last year there because he was a writer, and we bonded because he was as miserable as I was,” she revealed, earning a laugh from the crowd.Representatives for NBC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Read original story Julia Louis-Dreyfus Looks Back on Her ‘Miserable’ Time at ‘SNL’ in the 1980s: ‘I Was Unbelievably Naive’ At TheWrap
Harvey Weinstein accuser Rosanna Arquette is criticizing ABC’s late-night news program “Nightline” for airing an interview Friday with the disgraced producer’s lawyer, saying the “one-sided” segment is the defense’s attempt “to distort the facts.”“ABC’s Nightline’s grossly irresponsible, one-sided reporting is shameful and deeply detrimental to the survivors like myself who were assaulted and abused by Harvey Weinstein,” Arquette told TheWrap.In the segment, ABC News reporter Amy Robach sat down with Weinstein’s attorney, Donna Rotunno, who explained her plan to defend Weinstein ahead of his Jan. 6 trial, and dismissed accusations made by the more than 80 women who accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct, from harassment to rape.“It sends a dangerous message to women that by reporting a crime, we will be subjected to victim-blaming and not be believed,” Arquette continued. “As his trial date approaches, I stand by the brave women who are testifying to ensure that their voices are heard and will fire back at any misrepresentations of the truth. Despite Weinstein’s lawyer’s attempts to distort the facts, I believe his days of destroying lives are over.”Also Read: Rosanna Arquette Says Harvey Weinstein Should Go to Jail: 'Absolutely' (Video)ABC declined to comment on the criticism Saturday. Weinstein has consistently denied all accusations of non-consensual sex.In the interview, Robach asks Rotunno if she’s been accused of being “a traitor to her own gender” by defending a man accused of raping women.“I don’t believe I am. I think in many ways I would hope that I could help women. What happens in these circumstances where women don’t want to take certain responsibilities for their actions, we infantilize ourselves. You have to know that when you make certain choices, there’s a risk,” Rotunno replied.Robach’s response was to point out that “a lot of people would say that what you just said is victim-blaming.”“That’s absolutely not true. If you don’t want to be a victim, don’t go to the hotel room,” Rotunno said. “And if you don’t want to be a victim, don’t sign an NDA. Then go out onto 5th Avenue, take a megaphone and talk about what you want to talk about.”Also Read: Harvey Weinstein's Accusers and Attorneys to Sit Down for Court TV Interview SpecialGloria Allred, who represents Weinstein’s accusers Annabella Sciorra and Mimi Haleyi, responded to Rotunno’s comments in a statement to TheWrap.“I disagree with many of Donna Rotunno’s statements,” Allred said. “Many business meetings with producers of films have been conducted in hotel rooms. This statement by Ms. Rotunno appears to suggest that if a woman is asked to go to a hotel room, that it is her fault if she is raped. That defense did not work in the criminal case against Mike Tyson a number of years ago. He was convicted of raping a woman in a hotel room and I believe that this attempt to blame victims who are raped in hotel rooms will not be successful now in the era of the ‘Me Too Movement.'”In the “Nightline” interview, Rotunno made a point to say that she is “not the moral police on Harvey Weinstein” and emphasized that “Harvey has a right to a defense… If [the jurors] look at the evidence that’s going to be presented to them, I think they’re going to find him not guilty.”Also Read: Bob Weinstein Confronted Harvey Over 'Misbehavior' 2 Years Before Scandal BrokeABC News also quoted its chief legal analyst, Dan Abrams, in response to Rotunno’s claim that “going to a hotel room and having someone ask you if you’ll give them a massage is not rape, it’s not sexual assault, and it’s really not sexual harassment.”“When someone in a position of power over someone else’s career makes the pass with the either explicit or implicit promise of career benefits, that is the definition of sexual harassment,” Abrams said.On Saturday afternoon, Times Up tweeted a response to the “Nightline” segment from 21 women who came forward to report Weinstein’s sexual misconduct, including Arquette, fellow actors Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan, and Weinstein’s former assistant Rowena Chiu.“This segment displayed, to a national audience, the same dismissive, manipulative tactics Harvey implemented to silence the voices of so many women for decades,” the statement read (see it in full below). “We believe the evidence against Harvey presented in the trial next month will be a moment of reckoning and he will be held accountable for his crimes.”Lou Godbold, a Weinstein accuser and trauma specialist who signed the Times Up statement, also weighed in on the segment.“Harvey’s defense is that all men are rapists so that women should not find themselves alone with a man, despite the fact that it was a common practice for powerful men to take business meetings alone and in their hotel suites,” Goldbold said in a tweet.Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund co-founder Hilary Rosen also chimed in.“This lawyer did her client no favors with this interview,” Rosen tweeted Saturday. “Especially when she blamed the women for seeking jobs and when she struggled to suggest that HarveyWeinstein had any remorse. Kudos to [Dan Abrams] for his clarity in explaning [sic] the issues in this case.”https://twitter.com/TIMESUPNOW/status/1203439928144617472/photo/1Read original story Rosanna Arquette Condemns Weinstein’s Lawyer’s ‘Attempt to Distort the Facts’ in ABC ‘Nightline’ Interview At TheWrap
Robert Walker Jr., the son of actors Robert Walker and Jennifer Jones, has died at the age of 79, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Walker was an actor in his own right, most famously appearing in the second episode of the original “Star Trek” series as Charlie X, the survivor of a transport ship crash who, it is later discovered, has secret mental abilities.Walker was born in 1940 to Robert Walker Sr., the star of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train,” and Best Actress Oscar-winner Jennifer Jones. The couple divorced in 1945.Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2019 (Photos)Active throughout the 1960s and ’70s, Walker went on to appear in a number of films and TV series himself, including “Dallas,” “Murder, She Wrote,” “Ensign Pulver,” “Young Billy Young” and “Easy Rider.”“Bob always beat to his own drum and stayed true to himself in all of his endeavors,” Walker’s wife said in a statement to THR. “Although an accomplished actor, his true art was living fully. He was a photographer, drummer, raconteur and gallery owner. His love of the ocean kept him in Malibu, and he had great tales of his adventures paddling to Catalina from there. Bob [also] had a constant interest in developing his internal martial arts practice.”Read original story Robert Walker Jr, ‘Star Trek’ Actor, Dies at 79 At TheWrap
The much anticipated Witcher series by Netflix will drop in December.
Rejoice, “Star Wars” fans will. Baby Yoda plush dolls will be available to order beginning on Tuesday. But before you buy the adorable scene-stealer of “The Mandalorian” as a stocking-stuffer for the holidays, there is one catch.
Only “Curb Your Enthusiasm” could put out a brief teaser that shows Larry David getting annoyed at a toaster, and you could safely assume that would be the entire plot of the premiere.You can watch David stare at a toaster in the video above. The comedy will return next month after more than two years after it last aired. Though HBO has only confirmed a January return for “Curb,” Jeff Garlin told The Daily Beast that it will premiere on Jan. 19.“It’s my favorite season,” Garlin said. “I know there are other seasons that people will like as much, if not more, but for me, the premise of [this] season is my favorite one we’ve ever done.”Also Read: 'The New Pope' Gets Premiere Date at HBOSeason 9 of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” premiered in 2017, six years after the HBO comedy aired its original series finale in 2011. Not long after the ninth season ended its run in December 2017, the show was renewed for a 10th season.Production on Season 10 began last October — after being stalled from its planned spring 2018 start — and a teaser was released a month later. “Curb Your Enthusiasm” was created by David, who executive produces and stars on the show. Garlin and Jeff Schaffer are also executive producers.Read original story Watch Larry David Fight With a Toaster in ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Season 10 Teaser (Video) At TheWrap
MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” started the week by picking up where NBC’s “Meet the Press” left off on Sunday: Hammering GOP Sen. John Kennedy — and by extension, some of his Republican colleagues — for “repeating Putin talking points,” specifically by reiterating claims of Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election.On Sunday, Kennedy accused former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko of “actively” working for Hillary Clinton during her 2016 campaign against President Trump.Also Read: 'Morning Joe': GOP Support of Ukraine Conspiracy Theory Is Like 'Living in an Alternate Universe'Moderator Chuck Todd pushed back then, saying, “You realize the only other person selling this argument outside of the United States is this man, Vladimir Putin. This is what he said on November 20: ‘Thank God nobody is accusing us anymore of interfering in U.S. elections. Now they’re accusing Ukraine. Well, let them sort this out among themselves.’ You just accused a former president of Ukraine. You’ve done exactly what the Russian operation is trying to get American politicians to do. Are you at all concerned that you’ve been duped?”Throughout Monday’s “Morning Joe,” the cable panelists made the same points, criticizing Republicans who fall in line to defend Trump. (That has been a months-long theme of the show, which is hosted by former GOP Rep. Joe Scarborough.)Also Read: 'Morning Joe' Accuses Pro-Trump Republicans of 'Shamelessness' After Impeachment Inquiry Vote“What about these Republicans, these so-called ‘conservatives?'” asked Scarborough, referencing his time in office. “People who stood by me as we fought against Russian influence and the spread of communism and fought for conservative values?”He slammed them for “going on national television, repeating Putin talking points. The United States Senate even gotta a warning from the intel agencies — Donald Trump’s intel agencies — that this is propaganda that Vladimir Putin has been trying to push for the past several years.”Watch the video above.Read original story ‘Morning Joe’ Rails Against Republicans ‘Repeating Putin Talking Points’ At TheWrap
NBC’s annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcast drew 22.1 million total viewers on Thursday.That’s down from last year’s audience of 23.7 million, a decline of just under 7%, according to Nielsen.Among adults 18-49, the parade drew a 5.49 rating, making it the highest-rated entertainment program since the Oscars back in February. Year-over-year, the parade is down 8% in the demo, with the 2018 parade scoring a 5.98 rating.Also Read: 10 All-Time Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade FailsAs it did last year, the 2019 “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” broadcast came in as the third most-watched entertainment program of 2019 so far, behind only the Oscars and the post-Super Bowl episode of CBS’s “World’s Best.” (In 2018, the 2 program was the post-Super Bowl episode of “This Is Us.”)The parade once again topped the Grammys in total viewers (22.1 million vs. 20.0 million), but failed to out-rate Music’s Biggest Night in the key 18-49 demo, a feat the parade pulled off for the first time ever in 2018.Following the parade, NBC’s telecast of “The National Dog Show” drew 11.4 million total viewers, marking a 2% growth over last year’s 11.2 million. The dog show also came in up 4% in the demo, with a 2.80 rating vs. last year’s 2.70.Read original story Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Draws 22.1 Million Viewers, Down 7% From 2018 At TheWrap
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So much for making the yuletide gay. Hallmark Channel is rolling out a total of 40 original holiday-themed movies across Hallmark and its sister network Hallmark Movies & Mysteries — not one of which features an LGBTQ character taking center stage.And Lifetime, the network’s closest competitor in the made-for-TV holiday movie space, has a similarly poor track record: Out of 30 new original Christmas movies, none feature primary storylines about LGBTQ couples.LGBTQ characters have appeared in Hallmark and Lifetime movies past and present — this year, Lifetime has four movies which feature queer relationships in supporting positions — but none have carried a holiday movie of their own as the co-owners of a candy cane company or lovers in Dollywood or whatever the premise may be.Also Read: A Christmas Competition: Inside Netflix-Hallmark Battle for Holiday ViewersNetflix, which has also moved into holiday programming with films like “The Knight Before Christmas” and the “A Christmas Prince” franchise, offers far fewer seasonal originals than Hallmark or Lifetime, but only one of its six new holiday movies for 2019 features an LGBTQ storyline: “Let It Snow.”Based on a 2008 young-adult novel billed as “‘Love Actually’ for teenagers,” the movie adaptation of “Let It Snow” adds a queer love story that wasn’t in the book, between Dorrie (Liv Hewson, who is nonbinary) and Kerry (Anna Akana) — one of several teenage couples who find onscreen romance.Executives at Hallmark parent company Crown Media and Lifetime say they’re aware of the omission — and hope to remedy it in the future. (A rep for Netflix declined to comment for this story.)Also Read: Here's Your Guide to All 40 of Hallmark's 2019 Holiday Movies“We are continuing to expand our diversity,” Michelle Vicary, executive vice president of programming for Crown Media Family Networks, told TheWrap. “We are looking at pitches for LGBTQ movies … and we are looking to expand and represent the United States as a whole.”In other respects, Hallmark and Lifetime have made a concerted effort toward inclusion over the past few seasons. Hallmark’s 2019 slate features multiple movies starring people of color and at least two films centered around Hanukkah instead of Christmas.Nearly all of Lifetime’s originals feature at least one non-white character in a major role.“As Lifetime has a diverse group of people working behind the scenes, we’re always looking at the environments we create with our holiday movies to ensure they are reflective of the world we live in,” said Meghan Hooper White, senior vice president of original co-productions and acquisitions for Lifetime and sister network LMN. “We want to see ourselves. While we are proud of the great strides we have made in having many inclusive and diverse storylines … we can always continue to expand.”Also Read: LGBTQ Series-Regular Characters Hit Record High on Broadcast TV, GLAAD Report SaysGLAAD’s annual “Where We Are on TV” report, published earlier this month, found that LGBTQ representation hit at an all-time high in 2019, with 10.2% of series regular characters in the 2019-20 broadcast television season falling under the non-straight umbrella. Cable saw a similar increase year-over-year. However, GLAAD also noted in the report that 20% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 identify as LGBTQ, and the scripted TV landscape has yet to meet that proportion.“I think that we are making great strides,” Vicary said. “And we are, [but] like the industry, there is a lot of work to be done to catch up in that area.”Read original story Hallmark and Lifetime Have 70 New Holiday Movies – None With an LGBTQ Main Character At TheWrap
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Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has given thumbs down to MSNBC, saying that it has not treated his campaign as they do other candidates, and he won’t appear on the network until they apologize.“Was asked to appear on @msnbc this weekend — and told them that I’d be happy to after they apologize on-air, discuss and include our campaign consistent with our polling, and allow surrogates from our campaign as they do other candidates’. They think we need them. We don’t,” Yang tweeted Saturday.“They’ve omitted me from their graphics 12+ times, called me John Yang on air, and given me a fraction of the speaking time over 2 debates despite my polling higher than other candidates on stage,” he continued. “At some point you have to call it.”Also Read: Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Responds to New 'SNL' Cast Member Bowen Yang's Impression (Video)Yang added, “The whole time we have gotten stronger. This is actually bad for MSNBC. It will only get worse after I make the next debates and keep rising in the polls. The people are smarter than MSNBC would like to think.”A representative for MSNBC did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.“Yang has spoken less than a candidate polling at his level would be expected to at every single debate he’s been to so far,” Business Insider reported Saturday based on Morning Consult: The New York Times data.Thursday’s debate was the least-watched of seven Democratic candidates debates so far this year, but not the least-watched on MSNBC, which previously partnered with other channels for simulcasts that delivered higher numbers.Read original story Andrew Yang: I Will Go on MSNBC ‘After They Apologize’ for Bad Coverage of My Campaign At TheWrap
Liam Williams: ‘I’m still coated in a residue of laddishness, for better or worse’. Having quit standup due to its bearpit blokeishness, the comic is now mining his Yorkshire upbringing for a comedy on modern masculinity
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“Better Call Saul” will return for Season 5 with a two-night premiere in February, AMC announced on Wednesday.The “Breaking Bad” prequel will premiere on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 10 p.m., behind a new episode of “The Walking Dead.” The series will then air another new episode on Feb. 24 at 9 p.m., its normal time slot.Here is the logline for the fifth season:In the 10-epsiode fifth season of “Better Call Saul,” Jimmy McGill’s (Odenkirk) decision to practice law as “Saul Goodman” creates unexpected and profound waves of change for those in his orbit.Also Read: Bob Odenkirk Explains Why That Big Moment in 'Better Call Saul' Wasn't as Important as Fans ThinkWhen TheWrap spoke with series co-creator Peter Gould after the Season 4 finale, he said that they were “closer to the end” of the series. David Madden, AMC Network’s former entertainment president, agreed, though, he assured that the upcoming fifth season would definitely not be the final one.“Safe to say Season 5 will not be the end. How much longer it goes past Season 5? It’s in Peter and Vince’s hands,” Madden said, adding that he will wait until the two come back for Season 6 to map out the end of the series. “I think only then they will know how much longer it has past Season 6.”Click here for more “Better Call Saul” coverage, including Odenkirk on what the plans are for Gene and Esposito on the frosty relationship between Gus and Mike.“Better Call Caul” stars Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seahorn, Michael Mando, Jonathan Banks and Giancarlo Esposito.AMC also released the first images of the new season, which you can see below:Warrick Page/AMC/Sony Pictures TelevisionWarrick Page/AMC/Sony Pictures TelevisionGreg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures TelevisionGreg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures TelevisionWarrick Page/AMC/Sony Pictures TelevisionRead original story ‘Better Call Saul': AMC Sets Two-Night Premiere for Season 5 At TheWrap
The nominations for the 2020 Grammy Awards are in, with Lizzo (eight nominations), Billie Eilish (six), and Lil Nas X (six) leading the pack.Bebe Rexha, Alicia Keys, Gayle King, Recording Academy President and CEO Deborah Dugan, and Chair of the Board of Trustees Harvey Mason Jr. all pitched in to read off the names Wednesday morning via a live stream and on “CBS This Morning.”Keys will return to host next year’s Grammys, her second turn as emcee of “Music’s Biggest Night.”The nominees are below.Also Read: Alicia Keys to Return as Grammys HostRecord Of The Year: “Hey, Ma” — Bon Iver “Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish “7 Rings” — Ariana Grande “Hard Place” — H.E.R. “Talk” — Khalid “Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus “Truth Hurts” — Lizzo “Sunflower” — Post Malone & Swae LeeAlbum Of The Year: i,i — Bon Iver Norman F***ing Rockwell! — Lana Del Rey When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? — Billie Eilish thank u, next — Ariana Grande I Used To Know Her — H.E.R. 7 — Lil Nas X Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) — Lizzo Father Of The Bride — Vampire WeekendSong Of The Year: “Always Remember Us This Way” — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga) “Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish) “Bring My Flowers Now” — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker) “Hard Place” — Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris, H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.) “Lover” — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift) “Norman F***ing Rockwell” — Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey) “Someone You Loved” — Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi) “Truth Hurts” — Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)Also Read: Grammys: Ben Winston to Take Over as Executive Producer After Ken Ehrlich's 40th YearBest New Artist: Black Pumas Billie Eilish Lil Nas X Lizzo Maggie Rogers Rosalía Tank And The Bangas YolaBest Pop Solo Performance: “Spirit” — Beyoncé “Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish “7 Rings” — Ariana Grande “Truth Hurts” — Lizzo “You Need To Calm Down” — Taylor SwiftBest Pop Vocal Album: The Lion King: The Gift — Beyoncé When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? — Billie Eilish thank u, next — Ariana Grande No. 6 Collaborations Project — Ed Sheeran Lover — Taylor SwiftAlso Read: Philippe Zdar, Electronic Music Star of House Duo Cassius, Dies in Paris Fall at 52Best Dance Recording: “Linked” — Bonobo “Got To Keep On” — The Chemical Brothers “Piece Of Your Heart” — Meduza Featuring Goodboys “Underwater” — RÜFÜS DU SOL “Midnight Hour” — Skrillex & Boys Noize Featuring Ty Dolla $ignBest Rock Album: Amo — Bring Me The Horizon Social Cues — Cage The Elephant In The End — The Cranberries Trauma — I Prevail Feral Roots — Rival SonsBest R&B Performance: “Love Again” — Daniel Caesar & Brandy “Could’ve Been” — H.E.R. Featuring Bryson Tiller “Exactly How I Feel” — Lizzo Featuring Gucci Mane “Roll Some Mo” – Lucky Daye “Come Home” — Anderson .Paak Featuring André 3000Best Rap Album: Revenge Of The Dreamers III — Dreamville Championships — Meek Mill I Am > I Was — 21 Savage Igor — Tyler, The Creator The Lost Boy — YBN CordaeBest Country Song: “Bring My Flowers Now” — Brandie Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker) “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” — Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde, songwriters (Ashley McBryde) “It All Comes Out In The Wash” — Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Miranda Lambert) “Some Of It” — Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson, songwriters (Eric Church) “Speechless” — Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Dan + Shay)Best Jazz Vocal Album: Thirsty Ghost — Sara Gazarek Love & Liberation — Jazzmeia Horn Alone Together — Catherine Russell 12 Little Spells — Esperanza Spalding Screenplay — The Tierney Sutton BandBest Gospel Album: Long Live Love — Kirk Franklin Goshen — Donald Lawrence Presents The Tri-City Singers Tunnel Vision — Gene Moore Settle Here — William Murphy Something’s Happening! A Christmas Album — CeCe WinansBest Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album: X 100PRE — Bad Bunny Oasis — J Balvin & Bad Bunny Indestructible — Flor De Toloache Almadura — iLe El Mal Querer — RosalíaBest Americana Album: Years To Burn — Calexico And Iron & Wine Who Are You Now — Madison Cunningham Oklahoma — Keb’ Mo’ Tales Of America — J.S. Ondara Walk Through Fire — YolaBest Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling): Beastie Boys Book — (Various Artists) Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Scott Sherratt & Dan Zitt, producers Becoming — Michelle Obama I.V. Catatonia: 20 Years As A Two-Time Cancer Survivor — Eric Alexandrakis Mr. Know-It-All — John Waters Sekou Andrews & The String Theory — Sekou Andrews & The String TheoryBest Song Written For Visual Media: “The Ballad Of The Lonesome Cowboy” — Randy Newman, songwriter (Chris Stapleton), Track from: Toy Story 4 “Girl In The Movies” — Dolly Parton & Linda Perry, songwriters (Dolly Parton), Track from: Dumplin’ “I’ll Never Love Again” (Film Version) — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Aaron Raitiere songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper), Track from: A Star Is Born “Spirit” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Timothy McKenzie & Ilya Salmanzadeh, songwriters (Beyoncé), Track from: The Lion King “Suspirium” — Thom Yorke, songwriter (Thom Yorke), Track from: SuspiriaBest Music Film: Homecoming — Beyoncé Remember My Name — David Crosby Birth Of The Cool — (Miles Davis) Shangri-La — (Various Artists) Anima — Thom YorkeFind the nominees in all 84 categories here.The 62nd annual Grammy Awards air Jan. 26, 2020 on CBS.Read original story 2020 Grammy Nominations: Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X Lead the Pack At TheWrap
The stars spoke with ET when they reunited in LA on Wednesday for the Garry Marshall Theater's 3rd Annual Founder's Gala.
Donald Trump Jr.’s recent appearance on “The View” is still providing fireworks. Thursday’s episode led the ABC daytime talk show to its most-watched week in more than six months.“The View” averaged 2.689 million total viewers last week, according to Nielsen. That was 6% better than the prior week and a new season-high.Trump Jr.’s episode itself was the show’s most-watched in more than six months, with 3.021 million viewers. In addition to Trump Jr. as a special attraction, “The View” also celebrated its 5,000th episode that day.Also Read: Donald Trump Jr. vs 'The View': 5 Most Heated Moments in Daytime ShowdownThe most recent episode of “The View” to reach a larger TV audience than Trump Jr.’s came on April 26, 2019, which was Joe Biden’s first appearance since he announced intentions to run for president in 2020. (Yes, against Donald Trump Sr.)That same week was the last to draw more eyeballs than this one.Last week, “The View” averaged 380,000 women 25-54, which is its key demographic. Among women 18-49, “The View” brought in 275,000 viewers.Also Read: That Time Joy Behar Wore 'Darker' Makeup to Dress as a 'Beautiful African Woman' in the '70s (Video)Season-to-date, “The View” ranks fourth out of 21 syndicated daytime talk shows and news programs. Its 2.590 million viewer average is behind only “Dr. Phil” (3.452 million), “Live With Kelly and Ryan” (2.722 million) and “Ellen” (2.668 million).All numbers in this story come from Nielsen’s Live + Same Day ratings metric.Read original story Donald Trump Jr Appearance Propels ‘The View’ to Largest Audience in More Than 6 Months At TheWrap