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Director Haile Gerima on learning from his audiences.

from The Treatment

Musician Rick James is a pioneer of the punk-funk genre in the 1970s and 1980s. He held a riveting stage presence with his long braid flying, dressed in spandex and glitter.

Behind the music, spandex and glitter: New documentary dives into Rick James’ turbulent life

Musician Rick James is a pioneer of the punk-funk genre in the 1970s and 1980s. He held a riveting stage presence with his long braid flying, dressed in spandex and glitter.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The newest Marvel movie “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” brought in a whopping $94 million over the long Labor Day weekend.

‘Shang-Chi’ breaks Labor Day weekend record at the box office, plus Time’s Up in trouble

The newest Marvel movie “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” brought in a whopping $94 million over the long Labor Day weekend.

from The Business

In the FX comedy series “Reservation Dogs,” four high school friends dream of getting out of small-town Oklahoma and moving to California.

Director and writer Sterlin Harjo almost quit the industry entirely. Then came ‘Reservation Dogs’

In the FX comedy series “Reservation Dogs,” four high school friends dream of getting out of small-town Oklahoma and moving to California.

from The Business

The 48th annual Telluride Film Festival took place actually, rather than virtually, at its accustomed site almost 10,000 feet up in the Colorado Rockies.

Rocky Mountain movie high

The 48th annual Telluride Film Festival took place actually, rather than virtually, at its accustomed site almost 10,000 feet up in the Colorado Rockies.

from Film Reviews

Critics review “The Card Counter,” a revenge thriller starring Oscar Isaac as a gambler and veteran who helps a young man reckon with his past; “Language Lessons,” starring Natalie…

'Queenpins' is forgettable despite few funny moments, says critic

Critics review “The Card Counter,” a revenge thriller starring Oscar Isaac as a gambler and veteran who helps a young man reckon with his past; “Language Lessons,” starring Natalie…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Formed in the wake of the #MeToo movement, the Time’s Up organization brought together many high-profile Hollywood women to fight workplace gender discrimination, but the nonprofit has…

Time’s Up in crisis as entire board resigns

Formed in the wake of the #MeToo movement, the Time’s Up organization brought together many high-profile Hollywood women to fight workplace gender discrimination, but the nonprofit has…

from Hollywood Breakdown

People in the U.S. and U.K. are spending more time on TikTok than YouTube, according to a new report from the group App Annie. Hollywood is taking notice.

TikTok stars are trying to make it in mainstream entertainment. But that may not translate

People in the U.S. and U.K. are spending more time on TikTok than YouTube, according to a new report from the group App Annie. Hollywood is taking notice.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The LA County Fair is back — sort of. After COVID forced organizers to cancel the annual tradition last year, a scaled-down version begins September 10.

Bring on the turkey legs and deep-fried Oreos! LA County Fair is back (but with a slight twist)

The LA County Fair is back — sort of. After COVID forced organizers to cancel the annual tradition last year, a scaled-down version begins September 10.

from KCRW Features

Britney Spears’ conservatorship may be coming to an end after 13 years.

Britney Spears’ dad has asked a court to end her conservatorship. Here’s what’s next

Britney Spears’ conservatorship may be coming to an end after 13 years.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

From the LA uprising of 1992 to O.J. Simpson’s slow-speed chase two years later, helicopter pilot/reporter Bob Tur and his now ex-wife Marika Gerrard were television news pioneers.

‘Whirlybird’ film shows how married couple Bob Tur and Marika Gerrard changed TV news from the air

From the LA uprising of 1992 to O.J. Simpson’s slow-speed chase two years later, helicopter pilot/reporter Bob Tur and his now ex-wife Marika Gerrard were television news pioneers.

from KCRW Features

Music producer Mark Ronson on why we shouldn’t be surprised that Paul McCartney is a fan of Public Enemy

Mark Ronson: ‘Watch the Sound’

Music producer Mark Ronson on why we shouldn’t be surprised that Paul McCartney is a fan of Public Enemy

from The Treatment

After a COVID hiatus, Hollywood productions are now trying to make up for lost time and fulfill the endless desire for new content across streaming platforms.

Hollywood sets: What it’s like working 14-hour days, and whether a strike is coming

After a COVID hiatus, Hollywood productions are now trying to make up for lost time and fulfill the endless desire for new content across streaming platforms.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In the comedy series “The Other Two,” Case Walker plays ChaseDreams, a teenage pop star who’s hit it big with songs including “My Brother’s Gay and That’s Okay!”

‘The Other Two’ is back, and the critically beloved celebrity satire is now on HBO Max

In the comedy series “The Other Two,” Case Walker plays ChaseDreams, a teenage pop star who’s hit it big with songs including “My Brother’s Gay and That’s Okay!”

from The Business

At CinemaCon in Las Vegas during the last week of August, movie studios told the annual gathering of theater owners how excited they were for films to return to the big screen.

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ pushed, plus tension behind the scenes at ABC

At CinemaCon in Las Vegas during the last week of August, movie studios told the annual gathering of theater owners how excited they were for films to return to the big screen.

from The Business

Critics review “Karen,” about a woman who tries to push out a new Black family that moved into her neighborhood; “Unapologetic,” a documentary about activists organizing during the…

Latest ‘Cinderella’ wants to become a designer and entrepreneur rather than a princess

Critics review “Karen,” about a woman who tries to push out a new Black family that moved into her neighborhood; “Unapologetic,” a documentary about activists organizing during the…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“She didn't have much of a happy-go-lucky, bonded childhood with her own mother.

Offscreen, Lucille Ball was a mom ‘always trying to find answers,’ says her daughter Lucie Arnaz

“She didn't have much of a happy-go-lucky, bonded childhood with her own mother.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As the pandemic continues to prevent crowds from going to the movies, Paramount decided to push the release dates of three upcoming films.

‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ and ‘Jackass Forever’ release dates pushed by Paramount

As the pandemic continues to prevent crowds from going to the movies, Paramount decided to push the release dates of three upcoming films.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Rachel Maddow is departing from her daily time slot at MSNBC next year, but she’s not leaving the network entirely.

Rachel Maddow scores a rich new deal at MSNBC, ABC News staffer files sexual assault lawsuit

Rachel Maddow is departing from her daily time slot at MSNBC next year, but she’s not leaving the network entirely.

from The Business