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The Week In Film And Television

It’s tough to keep up with the entertainment industry, especially with the 24/7 reality show known as “The White House” taking up all the headline space. So I compiled this week’s news highlights from the world of film and television, so you don’t have to. Disney breaks up with Netflix The biggest story of the week is the divorce between Disney and ... Read More »

Hywel Bennett, star of television and film, dies aged 73

Bennett began his film and television career in the 1960s Actor Hywel Bennett, known for his roles in Shelley and EastEnders, has died aged 73, his agent has confirmed. The Carmathenshire-born actor’s roles included 1960s films The Family Way, with Hayley and John Mills, and The Virgin Soldiers, with Lynn Redgrave. But it was in the long-running sitcom Shelley that ... Read More »

Phillies television broadcast team receiving high marks

Changes to the Phillies television broadcast are leading to continued success It’s been an incredibly bumpy ride for the Phillies broadcast team since the untimely passing of Harry Kalas in 2009. Comcast Spectacor and the team was clearly not (though understandably) prepared to replace Kalas. Tom McCarthy was getting his reps as the voice in the stands and the occasional play-by-play, ... Read More »

Monte Carlo TV Festival: Helen Mirren on Feminism, Rise of Television

“There is a pressure mounting behind a dam, and I hope that that dam is finally bursting in terms of women directors and women-led dramas,” she says. Oscar winner Helen Mirren built her career on British television before Prime Suspect made her into a household name — and earned her the first four of 10 Emmy nominations. On Tuesday night, she ... Read More »

Veteran critic Alan Sepinwall on how peak TV has changed television criticism

Sepinwall’s Breaking Bad 101, which compiles his recaps and writing on the series, comes out later this year.AMC Over the course of a 20-plus-year career covering television — a career that began with NYPD Blue write-ups in his University of Pennsylvania dorm room and is still going strong — one of the most crucial things Alan Sepinwall has learned is ... Read More »

What is this cuddly pet dog doing in a news television studio?

Russian television anchor Ilona Linarte was caught off guard during a live broadcast on channel Mir24 recently, when her show was interrupted by an unexpected guest. A friendly black dog had gatecrashed the newscast, startling Linarte as she heard him barking in the middle of a grim news report. When she looked around for the source of the disturbance and ... Read More »

American Gods on television couldn’t be more timely

Yetide Badaki as love goddess Bilquis in the TV version of American Gods. Photograph: Jan Thijs/2017 Starz Entertainment, LLC It’s a good bet that writers are scrambling to produce the first great novel of the Age of Trump: trying to make sense of this monstrous unexpectedness, this terrifying combination of clowntime and apocalypse. But maybe the great novel of Trump’s America ... Read More »

Harry Styles showcases his new solo direction on US television

Harry Styles showcased his new music on the US TV show Saturday Night Live 16 April 2017 10:15AM Harry Styles poked fun at his new solo career as he impersonated Mick Jagger on Saturday Night Live. The One Direction star mimicked the Rolling Stone frontman for a sketch on the US comedy show, where he also showcased some of his ... Read More »

Chuck Barris Didn’t Invent Schlock Television, He Weaponized It

Chuck Barris, television producer who created several game shows, including The Gong Show, died Tuesday at 87. Listen Listeni Chuck Barris, the game show producer, emcee, author and songwriter who died Tuesday at his home in Palisades, N.J., at age 87, was in his time called “The King of Shlock,” “The Baron of Bad Taste” and “The Ayatollah of Trasherola.” ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Maker Says 2 Lakh Rs. 251 phones prepared, Will launch ‘most inexpensive’ HD LED television

the sector’s cheapest phone at Rs. 251 (less than $4) is right here, sooner or later. Its makers, the Noida-based totally startup Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd, say they have got made it feasible notwithstanding allegations from various quarters that the sort of smartphone might no longer see the light of the day. Even an FIR was lodged towards the agency. ... Read More »