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‘Vida’ creator: We break ‘new ground’ for Latinx and family shows


“Vida” creator Tanya Saracho made sure that her series about Mexican-American women was also reflected behind-the-scenes. Now in its second season (9 p.m. Sundays on Starz), the half-hour drama, which follows two sisters, has one of the most unique productions on TV — with a writers room that’s all Latinx, the gender-neutral term for “Latino” […]

‘Jeopardy’ champ James Holzhauer surges to 27th victory, over $2M in winnings


James Holzhauer has written another chapter in the “Jeopardy!” record books. With a runaway victory of $74,400 on Friday night — his 27th in a row — the professional sports gambler blasted through the $2 million mark in earnings. He’s only the second player in the 35-year history of the beloved game show to pass that […]

‘Archer’ teaches Jessica Walter some pretty wild sex slang


Archer: 1999 | Wednesday, 10 p.m., FXX The 10th season of FXX’s animated series “Archer” is pretty far out there — in space, that is. Wednesday’s premiere has changed title character Sterling Archer (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) into a galaxy-hopping salvage- ship co-captain alongside his ex-wife (Aisha Tyler), his domineering mother (Jessica Walter), and […]

Lifetime’s new Meghan Markle dishes on ‘Becoming Royal’


Tiffany Smith, who plays Meghan Markle in Lifetime’s “Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal,” is aware of her uncanny resemblance to the Duchess of Sussex. “Obviously when Harry and Meghan started dating, it became even more [prominent to me] because I had so many friends who said, ‘You know who you look like?’ ” says Smith, […]

After backlash over creepy look, ‘Sonic’ release will be delayed


Fans, you can either have a bizarrely human-looking Sonic the Hedgehog this year, or you can have a less odd-looking Sonic the Hedgehog later. The makers of the movie based off the Sega video game announced Friday that it’ll be later. Like, next year later. The movie’s director tweeted a new release date for the […]

‘Poison Rose’ review: John Travolta’s latest withers on the vine


John Travolta tries out a Texas twang in this predictable noir from director George Gallo, best known as writer of 1988’s terrific “Midnight Run.” But that was a long time ago, and he didn’t write this (that would be first-timer Richard Salvatore, producer of a long list of B-level mob movies). Travolta is Carson Philips, […]

‘Q Ball’ explores Kevin Durant’s side gig with San Quentin prisoners


In basketball, rehabilitation generally keeps a player off the court. For San Quentin’s Warriors, the court is the rehab. “Q Ball” is a moving and dynamically shot portrait of the northern California prison’s basketball team, which is sponsored by the NBA champion Golden State Warriors (Kevin Durant is an executive producer of this documentary, and […]

Adam Levine is leaving ‘The Voice’ after 16 seasons


Adam Levine is bidding farewell to “The Voice” after 16 seasons. Carson Daly, the singing competition show’s host, made the announcement on the “Today” show Friday, saying: “After 16 seasons, Adam Levine, our beloved coach and friend, has decided to leave ‘The Voice.’ Adam was one of the original coaches that launched the show, winning […]

Experts believe Aladdin may actually be based a real person


Genies and flying carpets may still be up for debate, but experts now believe that “Aladdin” could actually be based on a real person. “A lot of new research being done about the man behind Aladdin,” says Arafat A. Razzaque, researcher at Cambridge University’s Centre of Islamic Studies, in an interview with Time magazine. Disney’s […]

Experts believe Aladdin may actually be based on a real person


Genies and flying carpets may still be up for debate, but experts now believe that “Aladdin” could actually be based on a real person. “A lot of new research being done about the man behind Aladdin,” says Arafat A. Razzaque, researcher at Cambridge University’s Centre of Islamic Studies, in an interview with Time magazine. Disney’s […]

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