‘Better Things’ Review: Pamela Adlon’s FX Series Will Be One Of Best Things On TV

Debuting on September 8 on FX, the Pamela Adlon-starring Better Things is the lead role the Emmy winner has long deserved. The smart and strong look at the perils of parenthood, parents, love and the chaos of modern life amid the constant notifications of smartphones will be one of the best things you’ll see on TV this fall.
Far more than a West Coast female version of Louie, which she has appeared on more than two dozen times, the semi-autobiographical series co-created…

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CBS Buys Michael Rauch Legal Drama Produced By Jennifer Lopez

Following a five-year stint as executive producer/showrunner on USA’s Royal Pains, Michael Rauch is returning to the drama about two brothers arena with his new project as creator.
CBS has bought an untitled drama written by Rauch, which centers on polar opposite identical twin brothers who duke it out in their personal lives but are at their best teaming up in the courtroom.
Rauch is executive producing with Jennifer Lopez through her Nuyorican Productions, frequent…

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‘Breaking Bad’ Actor RJ Mitte: We Need More Disabled People Working in TV

“Breaking Bad” star RJ Mitte has a message for Hollywood: cast disabled characters with disabled actors. Mitte stated in an interview with the Irish Examiner on Wednesday that there isn’t enough exposure for disabled actors in the film and TV industry. The American actor, who himself is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, believes that disabled figures in… Read more »

Jennifer Lopez Producing Legal Drama at CBS

Jennifer Lopez is building out her producing slate even more. The multi-hyphenate is attached to executive produce a legal drama in development at CBS by way of her Nuyorican Productions company, Variety has learned. The untitled series hails from “Royal Pains” alum Michael Rauch, and centers around polar opposite identical twin brothers who duke it out in… Read more »

Pete Hammond’s Emmy Handicaps: Here’s Who SHOULD Win

What should win? It is always a problem at the Emmys to see so many repeat winners year after year.By now, I’ve run my handicaps for the key series and actor races, but I’m always up for going off the reservation, shaking things up and daring to do something a little different. Here are a few wildcard picks.
In the DRAMA SERIES race, for instance, there are lots of good choices, and Game Of Thrones already won last year, so enough blood and guts. I might go with Better Cal…

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Nelly premieres snippet of new song “Sounds Good” in Pizza Hut commercial

Nelly is obviously a master of bangers — “Ride Wit Me,” “Hot In Herre,” “Air Force Ones,” “Shake Ya Tailfeather”… do I even need to keep going? It’s been a while since he’s put out another real-deal banger, but maybe, just maybe, we’ll get one soon…

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Amber Heard, Johnny Depp Argue Over Divorce Settlement Donation

After Amber Heard announced that she would be donating the entirety of her $7 million divorce settlement from Johnny Depp to charity, Depp agreed to send the checks directly to the organizations. But according to a new statement from Heard’s team, Depp isn’t being completely honest. On Thursday, Depp’s team announced that he donated the first installment… Read more »

‘Lion’ Starts Awards Hunt Ahead Of TIFF Premiere – Trailer

If there’s one film this fall that will leave moviegoers reaching for their Kleenexes, it’s Weinstein Co.’s emotional drama Lion directed by Garth Davis. Based on Saroo Brierley’s 2013 memoir A Long Way HomeLion follows the 5-year-old Saroo (Sunny Pawar) who becomes separated from his family after falling asleep on a parked train, and winds up 1,000 miles from his village in Calcutta. After learning to survive in Kolkata, Saroo is ultimately adopted by an Australian…

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