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‘The Wire’ creator David Simon will pull upcoming HBO series from Texas over abortion law
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‘The Wire’ creator David Simon will pull upcoming HBO series from Texas over abortion law

“The Wire” creator David Simon won’t be filming an upcoming HBO series in Texas due to a controversial abortion law passed in the state, he announced on Twitter. “As an employer, this is beyond politics,” Simon wrote. “I’m turning in scripts next month on an HBO non-fiction miniseries based on events in Texas, but I…

‘The Wonder Years’ shines in ABC’s reboot of the coming-of-age dramedy
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‘The Wonder Years’ shines in ABC’s reboot of the coming-of-age dramedy

Early ’90s TV is hitting the refresh button this fall, in the case of “The Wonder Years,” delivering an impressive and ambitious ABC dramedy. Coming on the heels of Disney+’s “Doogie Howser, M.D.” reboot, the two shows join the earlier “One Day at a Time” in proving it’s possible to nostalgically recycle titles and still…

Britney Spears celebrates her sons on social media
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Britney Spears celebrates her sons on social media

Britney Spears posted a birthday tribute to her “very private” sons — with their permission. The singer, who shares teens Sean Preston and Jayden James with with her ex-husband Kevin Federline, wrote, “There is nothing stronger than the love between a mother and son.” She continued: “My boys’ birthdays were last week … and unfortunately…

‘Star Wars: Visions’ brings George Lucas’ galaxy full circle in striking anime shorts
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‘Star Wars: Visions’ brings George Lucas’ galaxy full circle in striking anime shorts

George Lucas freely discussed how director Akira Kurosawa’s 1958 samurai classic “The Hidden Fortress” served as inspiration for “Star Wars,” so seeing Japanese anime turned loose on the franchise nicely brings the relationship full circle. “Star Wars: Visions” consists of nine stand-alone shorts, with the best providing a fascinating wedding of that far-away galaxy to…

‘The Many Saints of Newark’ is more than a ‘Sopranos’ origin story
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‘The Many Saints of Newark’ is more than a ‘Sopranos’ origin story

Fourteen years after “The Sopranos” ended in much-debated fashion, “The Many Saints of Newark” reopens that universe, wisely going back decades before those events. Yet what sounds like a Tony Soprano origin story really focuses on other characters, in a richly detailed movie filled with enough new material and callbacks to accommodate a limited series,…

Tobias Menzies dedicates Emmy win to Michael K. Williams
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Tobias Menzies dedicates Emmy win to Michael K. Williams

Many were hoping Michael K. Williams would score a posthumous Emmy and the man who won the award in the category he was nominated has paid tribute to him. Tobias Menzies won the outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for his role in “The Crown.” And while he wasn’t present for the awards ceremony,…

‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 30 premieres
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‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 30 premieres

“Dancing with the Stars” 30th season premiered on Monday night, with a same-sex dancing team and one contestant who upset some viewers just by being there. Contestant Olivia Jade Giannulli (Olivia Jade) is under scrutiny because her parents, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, served time in prison for the college admissions scandal that exploded in…

Baltimore Ravens honor Michael K. Williams with his whistle from ‘The Wire’

Baltimore Ravens honor Michael K. Williams with his whistle from ‘The Wire’

A whistled rendition of “The Farmer in the Dell” rang through M&T Bank Stadium ahead of the Baltimore Ravens’ victory on Sunday, honoring an iconic Baltimore character and the late actor who brought him to life. The tune was an homage to Michael K. Williams, who starred in the Baltimore-set series “The Wire” as Omar…

Elizabeth Olsen’s Emmy dress was designed by her sisters
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Elizabeth Olsen’s Emmy dress was designed by her sisters

Elizabeth Olsen’s Emmy Awards dress was designed by her sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The “WandaVision” actress wore a cream-colored dress from the Olsen’s line The Row, launched in 2006. She topped the gown with Chopard earrings and Stuart Weitzman shoes. Olsen’s stylist Elizabeth Stewart revealed the designers were behind the dress on Instagram. “#SisterLove,”…

#EmmysSoWhite … again
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#EmmysSoWhite … again

There was more diversity in the Emmys presenters Sunday night than there was in the actual winners — and people have feelings about that. #EmmysSoWhite trended on Twitter after not a single actor of color won in the acting categories despite a record number of diverse nominees this year. Strong contenders — including the late…

Fall TV: ‘The Big Leap’ takes off, and ‘Ordinary Joe’ isn’t your ordinary NBC drama
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Fall TV: ‘The Big Leap’ takes off, and ‘Ordinary Joe’ isn’t your ordinary NBC drama

Broadcasting’s fall TV season gets underway this week with a pair of promising — one might even say out of the ordinary — dramas, a few spinoffs, and a particularly stale new primetime soap. The brand extensions include “CSI: Vegas,” “NCIS: Hawaii,” “FBI: International” and a new “The Masked Singer”-like Fox singing competition “Alter Ego.”…

Gigi Hadid’s baby girl makes rare social media appearance
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Gigi Hadid’s baby girl makes rare social media appearance

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik’s daughter, Khai, turned a year old and her grandmother celebrated the milestone by sharing some photos. Yolanda Hadid posted photos on her verified Instagram account of her with her granddaughter, whose birthday is September 19. “Happy first birthday to our Angel Khai,” read the caption on a series of photos…

Five memorable Emmy speech moments
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Five memorable Emmy speech moments

Ah, live TV, how quickly you can turn us from bitter, grumbling shade factories to weeping messes. The Emmys was no exception. Say what you will about the repeat-filled winners, some of the honorees brought their acceptance speech A-game under a kind of extreme duress most of us can only imagine (a room of super…

RuPaul makes Emmy history
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RuPaul makes Emmy history

It’s a night of ru-bilation for RuPaul. The legendary television figure, whose full name is RuPaul Charles, on Sunday night made Emmy history by becoming the most-awarded person of color in the show’s history with 11 wins. The previous record holder was cinematographer Donald A. Morgan, according to the Los Angeles Times. The latest award…

Analysis: Emmys honor ‘The Crown,’ ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘Queen’s Gambit’ as Netflix makes history
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Analysis: Emmys honor ‘The Crown,’ ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘Queen’s Gambit’ as Netflix makes history

Netflix capped a historic night with Emmy wins in two of the three top categories for “The Crown” and “The Queen’s Gambit,” with Apple TV+’s comedy “Ted Lasso” completing a streaming sweep at the 73rd annual Emmy ceremony. In a stunning achievement, Netflix’s 10 wins on Sunday night, coupled with 34 wins at the Creative…