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Actor Leslie Jordan reveals details of his life in quarantine

Actor and comedian Leslie Jordan has been anything but idle during his stay at home. Known for his appearances in “Hearts Afire,” “Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story,” the 65-year-old hinted that he has much more in store when he spoke to CNN’s Anderson Cooper on “Anderson Cooper Full Circle” on Friday to discuss…MORE

‘Surviving Jeffrey Epstein’ pivots toward the next phase of the story

‘Surviving Jeffrey Epstein’ pivots toward the next phase of the story

After a pair of Jeffrey Epstein docuseries aired in May, Lifetime seemingly weighs in late with “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein.” But this two-part production — which borrows its title from the network’s R. Kelly documentaries — takes on a new dimension with the July arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, the late financier’s alleged accomplice in his sex-trafficking…MORE

Eurovision Song Contest is coming to America

Eurovision Song Contest is coming to America

One of the world’s most popular singing competitions is headed to the United States. The team behind the Eurovision Song Contest has announced “The American Song Contest,” scheduled to take place during the 2021 holiday season. “The American version of the Eurovision Song Contest will, as it is currently conceived, position the artists head to…MORE

How ‘The Matrix’ is a trans story, according to Netflix and co-director

How ‘The Matrix’ is a trans story, according to Netflix and co-director

Netflix has posted a Twitter thread explaining the trans themes in “The Matrix,” after one of its co-directors confirmed earlier this week that the movie was an allegory for gender transition. Lilly Wachowski, who co-wrote and co-directed the film with her sister Lana Wachowski, told the streaming service about the intention behind the sci-fi movie…MORE

Howard Ashman gets a well-deserved tribute in the Disney+ doc ‘Howard’

Howard Ashman gets a well-deserved tribute in the Disney+ doc ‘Howard’

Disney honors one of its own with “Howard,” an emotional documentary tribute to the late “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin” lyricist Howard Ashman. Teamed with composer Alan Menken, nobody did more to put the studio’s animation back on the map, making his loss to AIDS in the midst of that run…MORE

BTS announces US theater premiere of ‘Break the Silence’ film

BTS announces US theater premiere of ‘Break the Silence’ film

BTS is set to bring its latest film to movie theaters next month, a plan that will depend on which venues actually are open. The astronomically popular K-pop group announced Thursday that “Break the Silence: The Movie” will roll out to theaters in more than 70 countries beginning September 10. More countries, including the United…MORE

‘The Secret Garden’ yields a less appealing version of the children’s classic

‘The Secret Garden’ yields a less appealing version of the children’s classic

“The Secret Garden” is one of the more enduring titles in children’s literature, having been adapted for the screen multiple times, including a splendid 1993 version. That’s the backdrop to the latest movie based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel, which makes puzzling choices in harvesting the material, mostly providing an incentive to go back and…MORE

‘Dirty Dancing’ is getting a sequel

‘Dirty Dancing’ is getting a sequel

Because nobody puts Baby in a corner. A “Dirty Dancing” sequel is indeed happening, courtesy of Lionsgate, Deadline reports. Studio CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed the news on an earnings call Thursday, referring to it as “one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood,” according to the publication. “It will be exactly the kind of romantic,…MORE

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