Sports

Shane Strickland Talks Being MLW Champion Ahead of Its Television Network Debut

It was an emotional scene inside the GILT Nightclub in Orlando. Confetti fell as the sounds of Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better) played to excited crowd. Shane Strickland was crowned the first Major League Wrestling Champion since the promotion relaunched last year. It’s a milestone marked days before MLW’s network TV debut on beIN SPORTS. “In that very moment I thought about where my career was when I first started,” Strickland said. “The first few falls I took in the ring. It took me back to the very back to the beginning and all the struggles I have overcome to […]

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Interview

National Geographic’s ‘Genius: Picasso’: Alex Rich Talks Playing the Artist as a Young Man

Last year, National Geographic’s anthology series Genius earned 10 wide-ranging Emmy nominations for its stunning inaugural outing, which explored Albert Einstein’s personal and professional evolution. The series returns this month to spotlight another enigmatic intellect: prolific Spanish artist and proud bohemian Pablo Picasso. Like its predecessor, Genius: Picasso features two actors in the titular role — GLOW’s Alex Rich and movie star Antonio Banderas, this time — to capture the freethinker’s nine-decade life, a vast and colorful canvas of shifting personal and political alliances, fraught romances and astoundingly disparate artistic styles. Banderas’ connection to Picasso traces back to his youth […]

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Drama

‘Howards End’ on Starz: Hayley Atwell Talks the Schlegel Sisters’ Bond

In 1992, famed filmmakers James Ivory (a 2018 Oscar winner for Call Me by Your Name) and Ismail Merchant and their trusted screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala debuted a lush film adaptation of the E.M. Forster masterpiece Howards End. Beautifully rendered and perfectly cast — Emma Thompson, Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter and Vanessa Redgrave starred — the tale of economic class, family bonds and social conventions in turn-of-the-century England became an instant classic, earning Oscars for Thompson and Jhabvala. Twenty-five years later, the BBC revisited the epic as a four-part miniseries, which makes its American debut this month on Starz. […]

Sports

The Women of WrestleMania 34: Female Talent Has Never Been More Represented

The superstars of WWE take over Bourbon Street for WrestleMania 34 Sunday, April 8 from the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The sports entertainment leader is going all out this year with the ladies taking center stage. New signing Ronda Rousey looks to make a big splash transitioning from the UFC octagon to the WWE squared circle. She teams with Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle to face Stephanie McMahon and Triple H. By the same token Asuka, winner of the first all-female Royal Rumble, is gearing up to put her unprecedented win streak on the line in hopes of […]

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Documentary

‘Elvis Presley: The Searcher’ on HBO: We Sit Down With Priscilla Presley And Music Documentarian Thom Zimny!

Let’s start with what you do know about Elvis. Like “Hound Dog” and “Blue Suede Shoes.” “The Pelvis” nickname coupled with said pelvis’ Ed Sullivan Show debut. The stint in the Army, where he met a pretty girl named Priscilla. The feel-good films and the triumphant ’68 TV special. And the endless tabloid fodder that followed, even after his 1977 death at just 42. But do you know why Elvis moved the way he moved? Chose the songs he sang? Suffered so beneath the weight of the very fame he craved? Priscilla — Elvis’ only bride and lifelong confidante — […]

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TV News & Program Updates

On Demand DVD New Releases April 2-8

On Demand DVD New Releases April 2-8 Insidious: The Last Key Parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier has always been ready to stare down the most feared cases of hauntings. Now she faces the toughest test as a haunting comes to her home. Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson (PG-13, 1:43) 4/3 Father Figures (pictured above) Peter and Kyle have just come to the realization that the man who they assumed to be their father really was not. So with some information from their mother, the two men set out on a road trip to attempt to track down their dad. Owen […]

Drama

NBC’s New “Rise” Pits Football Against Theater

Fans of Parenthood and Friday Night Lights will appreciate producer and showrunner Jason Katims applying what he does best — creating heartfelt family-fueled dramas — to his latest project Rise (Tuesdays at 10/9c). With hints of FNL, Smash and Glee (Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller is also involved), Katims introduces us to a working-class town where football rules and the theater program is simply an afterthought, if a thought at all. Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) stars as a dedicated American lit teacher and family man who re-energizes his life when he asks to take on the high school’s […]