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‘Elvis All-Star Tribute’ Brings Back His 1968 Performance With New Voices

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s famous ’68 Comeback Special, NBC is delivering the two-hour Elvis All-Star Tribute, featuring music superstars re-creating that event, down to how the show is shot and what songs are sung. The executive producer, Ken Ehrlich, is an industry veteran. “I was a huge Elvis fan,” says Ehrlich. “A good friend, the attorney for the [Elvis] estate, came to us almost two years ago. … He said the anniversary was coming up and would we want to do a show?” Ehrlich, also the executive producer of the upcoming 2019 Grammy Awards, naturally […]

All American Episode 12
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All American Episode 12 Recap: “Back In The Day”

This week’s episode was like listening to classical violin samples. I was very emotional. We got a closer look at Olivia’s drug addiction and Spencer’s struggle to accept love due to his father’s departure. We also caught up with Coop, since she wasn’t in last week’s episode.  We’ve gotten to know Olivia pretty well since episode 1 and now her character sheds a light on teens in who experience drug addiction. Finally, a Beverly Hills character – besides coach Baker – gets a more insightful backstory. Olivia revisits the emotional turmoil that precluded the downward spiral. She was the black […]

All American Episode 11
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All American Episode 11 RECAP: All Eyez On Me

This week’s episode was all about the District Combine, an annual event for high school football stars to strut their stuff in front of perspective boosters with hopes of achieving their NFL dreams. On the field, Coach Baker introduces Damon King (Hosea Chanchez), a recruiter for Angeles Southern University, and his former teammate to Spencer and Jordan. The next day, Willie (Brent Jennings) makes an uninvited visit to Beverly Hills and basically discourages Jordan about his ability to impress scouts. At the Combine, Baker and Olivia are laying shirts out for the recruits and Baker admits that he’s more concerned […]

I Am the Night is directed by Patty Jenkins and stars Chris Pine and India Eisley
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Wildly Addictive: TNT’s ‘I Am the Night’ — A Patty Jenkins and Chris Pine Collaboration

Revered Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins has long been a connoisseur of a good story. However, never did she anticipate a story of this magnitude when she met Fauna Hodel for coffee roughly 10 years ago. At their meetup, a then 50-something-year-old Fauna unraveled a story that was truly unbelievable. If you’re not from California, chances are you won’t be familiar with the Hodel name. Fauna was the granddaughter to the infamous Los Angeles physician George Hodel, who in 1949 was accused and acquitted of molesting his 14-year-old daughter Tamar (Fauna’s mother), as well as being linked to the most […]

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Christina Ricci Returns to Lifetime With ‘Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story’

The new Lifetime film Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story takes a true story of an incredible woman journalist named Nellie Bly and runs from there, crafting a psychological nightmare resembling a horror film in its shock factor. “Her story starts in a mental asylum in about 1890. She doesn’t know how she got there,” says Christina Ricci, who plays Bly. “We sort of follow her to discover that she is a journalist who went undercover, and something happened to her while she was in there that has left her with no memory and no way to prove who she […]

All American Episode 9
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All American Episode 9 “Keep Ya Head Up” RECAP

The CW’s All American has returned from their hiatus with an episode filled with grief, betrayal, retaliation, manipulation, and heartbreak. Coop takes a turn for the worst and I don’t believe Spencer has enough will power to save her. Death could be Coop’s demise. Player of The Year This episode opens with Spencer taking an afternoon run but the whole time he’s distracted by Shawn’s death. Meanwhile, Jordan is still feeling anxious about his drug test results and it’s affecting his focus. So, Baker tells him to stop worrying about it. This is a slippery slope for everyone because Baker knows […]

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National Geographic’s “Valley of the Boom” Looks At The Meteoric Rise And Cataclysmic Burst Of The Dot-Com Bubble

On a brisk spring day near the Vancouver waterfront, Steve Zahn is ready to dance in the street. Not that anyone who passed by would ever recognize the actor. Boasting an unruly blond mullet and impressive faux girth, Zahn is about to join a carefully choreographed flash mob that, like the rest of the series the scene is part of, is a sort of grownup Schoolhouse Rock! about the financial excess and unchecked egos of Silicon Valley’s earliest days. It’s pure ’90s gone wild … and surprisingly educational. And it’s exactly what filmmaker Matthew Carnahan had in mind for Valley […]