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  • 'Hairspray' comes to life on TV with tweaks — and drones

    'Hairspray' comes to life on TV with tweaks — and drones

    A calorie-rich serving of bright colors and a motley crew of star power is making for a hallucinogenic visual on a soundstage here in Universal City. Kristin Chenoweth skedaddles across the floor. Harvey Fierstein and Martin Short bow in front of a swarm of adoring dancers. All the while pop powerhouses...

  • What questions did those BDSM scenes prompt for 'Billions' star Maggie Siff?

    What questions did those BDSM scenes prompt for 'Billions' star Maggie Siff?

    When a husband and wife engage in BDSM, it's hard not to wonder what led to that agreement and how it might inform their home life. For Maggie Siff, known by TV viewers from such dramas as "Mad Men" and "Sons of Anarchy," that prompted some discussion. In her role as Wendy Rhoades in Showtime's...

  • Is Jimmy Kimmel the right Oscars host for this Donald Trump moment?

    Is Jimmy Kimmel the right Oscars host for this Donald Trump moment?

    Modern Oscar telecasts, like upscale restaurants and traveling viruses, tend to get the hosts they deserve. Maybe it’s that producers intuit a prevailing vibe. Or maybe it’s just that a solid pro bends a ceremony to the moment. Whatever the reason, Academy Awards hosts can reflect a certain zeitgeist....

  • Amazon's cancellation of the feminist drama 'Good Girls Revolt' feels timely — but not in a good way

    Amazon's cancellation of the feminist drama 'Good Girls Revolt' feels timely — but not in a good way

    When “Good Girls Revolt” premiered on Amazon in late October, shortly before an election Hillary Clinton was widely predicted to win, it seemed like a perfectly timely celebration of second-wave feminism. The series, created by Dana Calvo, is a tale of workplace revolt that plays like a cross between...

  • 'Westworld' finale: We have questions

    'Westworld' finale: We have questions

    “Westworld” went out just as it came in: with guns blazing. And just as the premiere did, it left many viewers scratching their heads. The HBO series concluded its first season with plenty of spectacle and blood, but we’ve still got many questions that need answers, and a few ideas to consider...

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