On Jan. 12, a conceptual “Friends: The Movie” trailer — which featured snippets of the original cast members in what appeared to be a reunion film — was uploaded to YouTube, and it has since gone viral, racking up more than 4 million views in 10 days.
Although fans of the 10-season comedy series have been hopeful the cast would reunite for a film, it isn’t happening — at least for now.
The nearly three-minute teaser trailer mashed together clips of the cast — Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox,
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But what if it’s not arrested development? What if it’s unstoppable regression? Continuing its fearless quest to address the anxieties associated with aging, “Grace and Frankie” dares to ask if its characters’ wild misadventures aren’t actually funny anymore. Maybe they’re scary. Maybe these two best friends are losing control of their minds, bodies, and lives. Maybe they don’t even know it’s happening, as it’s happening. Maybe they need help.
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It’s a jarring choice,
Kim Kardashian West, who welcomed a daughter, Chicago, with husband Kanye West via surrogate on January 15, shared a video on Twitter showing musician Francis Farewell Starlite of Francis and the Lights performing a melodic tune on piano at the couple’s California home.
“So surreal Francis playing our theme song on the piano,” the mother of three writes in a tweet quoting a video post from @kimkanyekimyefc.
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Not many things grow better with age: cheese, wine and George Clooney spring to mind. One thing particularly unable to cope with the ravages of time, though, is the situation comedy. The whole point of a sitcom is to take a moment in time and derive from that a whole heap of canned guffaws. A Guardian article once laid waste to a collection of classics: The Office was dismissed as “knowing, ironic idiocy”; The Likely Lads was called out for having an “unreconstructed racist, homophobic misogynist” as a lead character.
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Distributors are descending on Park City, Salt Lake City, and Sundance in search of their successors, hoping not to repeat last year’s blunder by Fox Searchlight, which paid $9.5 million for “Patti Cake$,” a film that reaped only $800,000 domestically.
Here’s our constantly-updated compendium of every 2018 Sundance acquisition.
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Title: “Seeing Allred”
Section: U.S. Documentary Competition“I feel fortunate that ‘Seeing Allred’ captures my passion and battle for
Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, “Black Lightning” and “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace” make their debuts.
“Black Lightning,” The CW, Tuesday, 9 p.m.
The new DC superhero adaptation will debut this week. The series follows Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), a high school principal and father of two who previously fought injustice as the superhero Black Lightning. Gifted with the ability to control electricity, he was forced to give up his crimefighting ways. But when the vicious street gang The One Hundred threatens his newfound peace, he is pressed back into action.
“American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” FX, Wednesday, 10 p.m.
The second installment of Ryan Murphy’s acclaimed anthology series
Taylor Swift proves, once again, that she knows how to make music magic with the brand new video for her hit single “End Game.”
Released in the early a.m. hours on Friday, the Joseph Kahn-directed clip features Swift living her best life across three countries, with scenes shot in Tokyo, Japan, Miami, Florida and London, England.
Appearing with Ed Sheeran and Future — who both feature on the upbeat track — Swift rides on a motorcycle, takes shots with her pals, dances around on a double-decker bus in London and cavorts aboard on a
The meteorologist, who has multiple sclerosis, shared the viewer’s note and her own response on her Facebook page on Monday night.
“I’m sorry if you don’t like my legs. I’m grateful I have them to walk with,” Dean responded. “You’re right. I don’t look like the typical person on TV, and I’m proud to be a size 10. Imagine that! You can always turn the channel if you’re offended by my huge legs.”
Dean writes in an editorial for FoxNews.
Alison Cross is set to receive the WGA West’s highest honor for television writing. The two-time Emmy winner has been named as the recipient of the Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award, given to a guild member who has “advanced the literature of television and made outstanding contributions to the profession of the television writer,” Deadline reports.
Past recipients of the award include “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes, “Friends” and “Grace and Frankie” co-creator Marta Kauffman, and “Golden Girls” creator Susan Harris.
Cross’ recent credits include “Good Wife” spinoff “The Good Fight” and Shemar Moore-starrer “S.W.A.T.” She won Emmys for writing TV movies “Roe v. Wade,” based on the landmark Supreme Court case, and “Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story,” inspired by the true story of an officer who was discharged from the military after she identified herself as a lesbian. Holly Hunter
Aniston gushed on stage with her “idol” and, with Burnett’s permission, the Friends alum tugged on Burnett’s ear in a nod to the legendary comedian’s signature sign-off.
“Kinky!” Burnett joked after the display, asking, “Was it everything you dreamed it would be?”
Aniston replied, “It was everything, everything, thank you.”
“As I said, she’s kinky!” Burnett said.
Be sure to check out People’s full Golden Globes coverage to get the latest news on Hollywood’s big night.
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Thursday night, the Brooklyn rapper’s music video for his latest 4:44 single was published on YouTube.
Wife Beyoncé, 36, is featured on the song, which tackles the infidelity in the couple’s marriage. She and the couple’s daughter Blue Ivy make appearances in the video, with the 5-year-old walking her dad down a church aisle before he enters a confessional booth to disclose his sins to his wife.
“Family Feud” drew attention upon the album’s release for its reference to Becky, the mistress mentioned on Beyoncé’s Lemonade.
Woody Woodpecker is back with his signature laugh,
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