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Long Maya She Reign
MAYA RUDOLPH KNOWS THAT YOU KNOW HER. EVEN IF SHE’S NOT QUITE sure how you’re sure that it’s, you know, her. “I was on a plane recently—well, back when we could fly—and the lady was like, ‘Do you want an apple?’” the actress and comedian, 48, recalls
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Lights, Camera, Antibacterial Wipes!
THE MOST IMPORTANT TAKES OF THE MONTH SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN, MORE than 5 million COVID-19 tests have been performed in Los Angeles County. Marla Hudnall has taken at least 37 of them. As a second assistant director for shows on both broadcast and
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Funny Business
THERE’S EMOTIONAL INFIDELITY, AND THEN THERE’S BEING HAUNTED BY the ghost of your first wife. Here’s how Dan Stevens mined his comic instincts to portray writer Charles Condomine’s spectral face-offs. When it comes to performing the works of Noël Cow
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Kelly’s Major Milestone
KELLY RIPA “NEVER, EVER” THOUGHT about becoming a morning-talk-show mainstay. Yet, two decades after replacing Kathie Lee Gifford as Regis Philbin’s cohost on the iconic Live, Ripa is still going strong on the rise-and-shine perennial, with five Dayt
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Detroit Rock Cooper
THERE ARE FEW THINGS ALICE COOPER loves more than telling a good story, especially one with vibrant characters, tons of action, and horrific scares that unfold one verse at a time. But for Detroit Stories, the shock rocker, 73, turned to his hometown
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The Must List
TV FOLLOWING IN CAPTAIN AMERICA’S footsteps is a weighty task—literally. When Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers retired at the end of 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, he left his mantle and star-spangled shield to Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson. On The Falcon and the
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Sound Bites
With Hollywood production halted in 2020 due to COVID-19, viewers were forced to look to the past for entertainment. While many shows have started producing new episodes again, the binges—and us shouting out our current ones—continue. SHAMELESS: PAUL
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Farewell, Ducktales
IN THE MARVELOUSLY SATISFYING DuckTales series finale, the cast assembles one last time. Scrooge McDuck (David Tennant) and his nephews; heroic superducks with gizmos or dark wings; a teen sorceress who used to be a witch’s shadow; the headless man-h
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Truth to Power
JUSTICE MAY FOLLOW A LONG ARC, but more than ever lately it seems to wend its way to a biopic—or at least that’s true of several movies out this month, two of which make the case for their real-life counterparts in a way that newsprint or history boo
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
BILLIE EILISH KNEW WHAT SHE WAS GETTING HERSELF INTO. “I grew up loving documentaries like Believe and Never Say Never,” admits the 19-year-old music phenom, referencing Justin Bieber’s popular concert films. So when a camera crew showed up at her ch
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Robin Thicke
ALBUM ON EARTH, AND IN HEAVEN LABEL LUCKY MUSIC/EMPIRE GENRE SOUL THE LAST WE SAW OF ROBIN Thicke, he’d gone headfirst into a romantic abyss. After the controversy surrounding “Blurred Lines”—the chart-topping single that led to a multimillion-dollar
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Dad, Stop Embarrassing Me
AN EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW OF YOUR NEXT OBSESSIONS EDITED BY → GERRAD HALL  @GERRADHALL JAMIE FOXX & DAVID ALAN GRIER & KYLA-DREW FOR CORINNE FOXX, BEING THE daughter of Jamie Foxx, 53, clearly has its perks, including memorably getting to sit by his side
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CNCO Go Back in Time
FOR THEIR LATEST ALBUM, DÉJÀ VU, CNCO—the ambitious Latin boy band consisting of Richard Camacho, Erick Brian Colón, Christopher Vélez, Zabdiel De Jesús, and Joel Pimentel—decided to look to the past. The new project includes reimaginations of classi
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Cherry Go Round
Anthony and Joe Russo probably could’ve made any kind of movie they wanted after directing 2019’s record-setting box office smash Avengers: Endgame. So it’s fitting that their follow-up is four different genres in one. Cherry (in theaters Feb. 26 and
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Dressed By The Queen
WHEN RUTH E. CARTER WON AN Oscar for designing the stunning costumes in 2018’s Black Panther, “it shot me out of a cannon,” she says. Carter had been nominated twice before (for 1992’s Malcolm X and 1997’s Amistad) in her career, which began in 1988
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What to Watch
AMAZON PRIME VIDEO Thirty-three years after Coming to America hit theaters—before some of you could tie your own shoes, which King Jaffe Joffer (James Earl Jones) considers to be an overrated experience—Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) has been crowned ki
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The Bullseye
KING KONG ESCAPES: EVERETT COLLECTION; SUPERMAN & LOIS: NINO MUÑOZ/THE CW; THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER: CHUCK ZLOTNICK/MARVEL STUDIOS; SAINT MAUD: A24; HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES: FRED HAYES/DISNEY+; WANDAVISION: MARVEL STUDIO
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It’s a Sin
What did you want to say here that hasn’t been covered in other movies and series about the AIDS epidemic? / I had things to say that I felt hadn’t quite been done. I haven’t seen it from a street level and I haven’t seen it set within Britain. The p
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World Travel
ANTHONY BOURDAIN AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH in 2018, Anthony Bourdain was in the early stages of a guidebook to his favorite places. Hell-bent on bringing his vision to life, longtime assistant and collaborator Laurie Woolever decided to finish what th
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Entertaining Weekly
THE MODERN FAMILY ACTOR, BROADWAY STAR, AND COAUTHOR OF FOOD BETWEEN FRIENDS, 45, ANSWERS EW’S BURNING CULINARY QUESTIONS If you had to identify as a type of cheese, which would it be? / I would be string cheese, because I haven’t had a haircut in a
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Failure to Launch
ILLUSTRATIONS Justin Metz p. 68 LÆMEUR p. 71–73 CATEGORY UNAIRED PILOTS Ah, spring! A time for allergies, cupboard cleaning, and TV pilot madness. The ongoing pandemic may be forcing the broadcast networks to scale back their development slates, but
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The Musical Secrets of Earth, Wind & Fire
This spiritual ballad from Head to the Sky was written by the group’s frontman, the late Maurice White, during EWF’s “time in the light,” says co-lead singer Philip Bailey. “Maurice wanted to use the music in a way to uplift people and ‘to render a s
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The Best of Foo
FROM THE ASHES OF NIRVANA HE ROSE LIKE a very shaggy phoenix; and so a new rock era was born. But Dave Grohl could hardly have dreamed that Foo Fighters would go on to become perhaps the last great guitar heroes, releasing a string of gold and platin
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Parental Guidance
GRAB YOUR BANDANNAS AND MISMATCHED SHOES, ’80S ICON PUNKY BREWSTER (FEB. 25, PEACOCK) IS BACK Holy macanoli, the ’80s were hard! From the horrific hair to real-life horrors like the Challenger explosion, precocious foster child Punky Brewster steered
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Books
THE CONVERSATION IN TWO NEW NOVELS, THE ACCLAIMED AUTHORS USE THEIR PERSONAL HISTORIES TO TACKLE COMPLEX GLOBAL ISSUES—IMMIGRATION, CORPORATE FRAUD—AND INTRICATELY PERSONAL STORIES IMBOLO MBUE AND PATRICIA ENGEL may not be the most obvious author pai
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Method Man
REALITY, TAHAR RAHIM REMINDS US, is often stranger than fiction—especially in the case of the disturbing true story behind his new film, The Mauritanian (on PVOD March 2). Kevin Macdonald’s sobering post-9/11 legal drama follows a pair of attorneys (
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Embrace the Binge
LIFE CAN BE HARD. TV SHOULD BE easy. And yet, too many streaming networks continue to resist the clearly superior binge model for their shows. Listen up, HBO Max, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and the rest—to paraphrase Frank Costanza, I’ve got a lot of proble
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Endgames
1 / Andrew Lloyd Webber megahit with no human characters 4 / Title greeting for Dolly 8 / Hippie musical 11 / Won both the Tony and Pulitzer in 1969: The Great White H____ 12 / Neil Simon’s first play, ____ Blow Your Horn 13 / Country in South Americ
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Robin Wright
For Land, Wright had to figure out how to use nature as part of her story, and for that, she looked to one of her favorite films of all time, 1979’s The Black Stallion. “The horse and the boy are characters in the movie, but nature and where they liv
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Desus & Mero
THEY MADE TV HISTORY FROM A Bronx sneaker closet and a New Jersey basement. That’s where Daniel “Desus Nice” Baker and Joel “The Kid Mero” Martinez started recording remotely last March. Their Showtime series, Desus & Mero, hit new heights in the sha
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