Former Rep. Loretta Sanchez is coming to Hollywood — only this time, instead of asking for money, it looks as if she's aiming to make some.
Sanchez, a Democrat who represented Orange County for 20 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, is named as an executive producer on a political drama that just got a script commitment from NBC, the Los Angeles Times has confirmed.
"Accidental Candidate" will follow a small-town mom who gets thrust into the spotlight after a confrontation with a politician at a town hall meeting and impulsively decides to run for Congress as "the ultimate outsider against a powerful male incumbent," according to the show's logline.
Sinéad O'Connor is giving herself up to "The Dr. Phil Show."
The Irish singer, whose life in recent years has been peppered with drama that has threatened to eclipse her art, is a guest on Phil McGraw's show next week in the wake of her public struggle with mental health. She shot a video in a New Jersey hotel room in early August that alluded to suicidal thoughts and decried the stigma some attach to mental illness.
O'Connor reveals that she thought about making the video for a year before she finally did it. McGraw notes that in one year she attempted suicide eight times.
Continuing the long tradition of political finger-pointing, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) appeared on Thursday night's episode of "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" ready to lay some blame and muddy the waters about his plans to run for president again.
Colbert opened his interview with the lawmaker by asking about Hillary Clinton's accusations in her forthcoming book, "What Happened." She asserts that Sanders' attacks made it harder to unify progressives during the 2016 presidential election she eventually lost to Donald Trump.
Sanders, though, had his shade locked and loaded, dismissing Clinton's claims by saying, "Secretary Clinton ran against the most unpopular candidate in the history of this country, and she lost. And she’s upset about that. I understand that."
While the NFL kicked off its regular season Thursday night, Marvel Studios kicked off "Thor: Ragnarok" ticket sales during the game with a petite new trailer for the superhero flick that opens Nov. 3 in the U.S.
Lots of fighting, myriad cool weapons and a thundering herd of winged horses are included in the 45-second peek at the newest satellite in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus there's a creepy fire monster. And Cate Blanchett, of course, as the villainous Hela, goddess of death.
The music is the easy part. It's the photo sessions that are hard. See, I actually have the problem ancient tribes have -- that a picture steals your soul. It's like, 'Don't you know? I'm in the music business, there's not much of my soul left to go around!'
Everyone is a winner following the Creative Arts Emmys and the 69th Emmy Awards next week because that's when the Governors Ball celebrations lay out a feast amidst lavish decor for whoever can wrangle their way into the parties.
The 2017 version has a “Golden Grandeur” theme, and the Times was among those able to get a glimpse into the preparations going into the ballroom's transformation. In the above video, event producer Cheryl Cecchetto mentions how the "epic look" of the venue "is going to make everyone feel so important."
The Creative Arts Governors Ball Celebrations will take place September 9 and 10, following the 2017 Creative Arts Awards, and the Governors Ball will kick off following the primetime Emmy Awards on September 17.
Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair since 1992, is finally walking away from what might be the highest-profile gig in magazine publishing.
He will leave by the end of the year, the magazine announced Thursday.
“I’ve loved every moment of my time here and I’ve pretty much accomplished everything I’ve ever wanted to do ...,” Carter said in a statement. "We built a magazine with sophistication, wit, and an international outlook, on a bedrock of solid journalism."
As if a sick mom, a new sibling and a whole empire weren't enough to contend with this week, Prince George also has to deal with his first day of kindergarten.
The 4-year-old British royal, third in line to his grandmother's throne, started primary school on Thursday, joining the droves of kids gearing up for the new school year. (Let's be honest: You've seen the emotional-parent posts flooding your newsfeeds. You may have liked them. Or maybe blocked them.)
The Duke and Duchess are very pleased to share a photograph of The Duke and Prince George at Kensington Palace this morning. pic.twitter.com/MxcU0RqGvi
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, were among the proud parents sharing moments from the occasion via social media (thanks @KensingtonRoyal). William was prominently featured in one portrait holding his uniformed son's hand before they left home for George's first day of school.
If images of the damage wrought on Houston and beyond weren't devastating enough, Animal Planet announced Thursday "Surviving Harvey: Animals After the Storm," a special featuring animal rescues, reunions and adoptions in the wake of the natural disaster.
“We are pleased to bring the stories from Hurricane Harvey that profile the incredible efforts being made on behalf of the animals in harm's way,” said Patrice Andrews, general manager of Animal Planet, in a statement.
“We hope our special helps to also promote continued contributions to the organizations working tirelessly to rescue and shelter the animals.”