Meredith Blake

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Meredith Blake is an entertainment reporter for the Los Angeles Times based out of New York City, where she primarily covers television. A native of Bethlehem, Pa., she graduated from Georgetown University and holds a master’s degree from New York University. 

Recent Articles

  • Katherine Heigl, with an assist from a stellar supporting cast, tries again with 'Doubt'

    Katherine Heigl, with an assist from a stellar supporting cast, tries again with 'Doubt'

    No doubt about it, Katherine Heigl has had a rough go of it lately. Her departure from "Grey's Anatomy" seven years ago earned Heigl a reputation for being "difficult" that, fair or not, she hasn't been able to shake.  Her film career fizzled out and her would-be comeback vehicle, the "Homeland"...

  • John Oliver creates ads to help Trump distinguish fact from fiction

    John Oliver creates ads to help Trump distinguish fact from fiction

    John Oliver is back with a few lessons for President Trump.  After a three-month hiatus that felt even longer, HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” returned Sunday with its first episode since Donald Trump’s inauguration, and host Oliver had a big lesson for the already embattled president.  The main story...

  • 'Legion' is a mindbending superhero tale that may try your patience

    'Legion' is a mindbending superhero tale that may try your patience

    Am I crazy or is this really happening? It's a question being asked with increasing frequency these days in real life and on the small screen, where series exploring memory, subjectivity and psychological trauma proliferate.  Last year brought us "Stranger Things," "The OA" and "Westworld.” Arriving...

  • From Streep to McCarthy, why women are the ones getting under Trump's skin

    From Streep to McCarthy, why women are the ones getting under Trump's skin

    Memo to frustrated Democrats trying to rankle President Trump: Try doing it in drag.  While many are still laughing about Melissa McCarthy's instantly classic portrayal of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer this past weekend on "Saturday Night Live," his boss apparently isn't. Politico reported...

  • 观点:从斯特里普到麦卡西,为什么给特朗普找麻烦的是女性

    观点:从斯特里普到麦卡西,为什么给特朗普找麻烦的是女性

    一个为失望的、试图让总统特朗普生气的民主党人提供的备忘录: 尝试反串。 虽然许多人还在因为上周末梅丽莎·麦卡西在《周六夜现场》上的表演而捧腹, 她对白宫新闻秘书肖恩·斯派塞进行了瞬间走红的描绘, 但他的老板显然不会。 Politico周一报道说, 特朗普尤其对斯派塞由女人来描绘感到不悦。一个在故事中被匿名引用的特朗普捐赠者称, 总统“不喜欢他的人看起来那么软弱。”(令人惊讶的对传统的突破是, 特朗普没有在推特上对这个节目发表评论。) 现在, 总统长期讨厌的罗茜·奥唐纳自愿扮演史蒂夫·班农——他是帮助起草颇具争议的旅行禁令的特朗普策略师。并且, 根据日益增多的媒体描述, 是“真正的总统”。(特朗普在推特上就节目开始的冷笑话也保持了沉默。画面上,...

  • John Oliver promises 'Last Week Tonight' won't be 'all Trump all the time'

    John Oliver promises 'Last Week Tonight' won't be 'all Trump all the time'

    Since it debuted on HBO in 2014, "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" has stood out in a crowded late night field by largely eschewing the 24-7 news cycle in favor of deep-dive reports on un-glamorous and under-reported subjects (Think: infrastructure spending or chicken farming). Don't expect...

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