Wes Anderson on his new '50s-set film 'Asteroid City,' AI and all those Tik Tok videos
“Asteroid City" is among Anderson’s most charmingly chock-full creations, a much-layered, ’50s-set fusion of science fiction, midcentury theater and about a hundred other influences ranging from Looney Tunes to “Bad Day at Black Rock.”.
New this week: 'Cry Macho,' McCreery and 'The Morning Show'
This week’s new entertainment releases include new music from Lindsey Buckingham and Scott McCreery, as well as the return of Clint Eastwood, who has gone back to his Western roots with “Cry Macho,” starring as a former rodeo star hired to bring a young man in Mexico back to his father in the U.S. Fans of TV's “The Morning Show” will also get to see Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell and Billy Crudup kick off Season 2.
Jon Stewart will be back in the host's chair for Apple TV+
LOS ANGELES – Jon Stewart is returning to TV, more than five years after bowing out as host of “The Daily Show” and with a new home at Apple TV+. Stewart will host an hour-long, current affairs series that will explore topics of national interest as well as his advocacy work, the streaming service said Tuesday. Each season of the show will have a companion podcast to “continue the discussion,” Apple TV+ said. The platform also has a deal with Stewart and his production company that gives it first shot at other projects. Stewart, writer and director of the recent film “Irresistible" with Steve Carell and Rose Byrne, is also an executive producer for CBS' “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”Stewart will be an executive producer along with host of his new Apple TV+ show, with the title yet to be announced.
Second City comedy theater for sale, 2nd time in 60 years
CHICAGO – Chicago’s Second City comedy theater — where performers including Bill Murray, Steve Carell and Jordan Peele honed their skills — has been put up for sale. In a statement released Tuesday, co-owner Andrew Alexander said a sale presents the opportunity for Second City to succeed well into the future. Privately held throughout its 61-year history, Second City suspended all its shows and classes in early March until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Second City is co-owned by Alexander and D’Arcy Stuart, although its president, Steve Johnston, also has a small equity share. The theater was sold once before in the years after Bernie Sahlins, Howard Alk and Paul Sills launched the comedy theater in 1959.
A sweep for ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ ‘Succession’ tops Emmy Awards
(The Television Academy and ABC Entertainment via AP)LOS ANGELES – “Schitt's Creek,” the little Canadian show about a fish-out-of-water family, made history at Sunday's Emmy Awards with a comedy awards sweep, something even TV greats including “Frasier” and “Modern Family” failed to achieve. The awards for Pop TV's “Schitt's Creek” included best comedy series and trophies for its stars, including Catherine O'Hara and father-son Eugene and Daniel Levy. Moments later, his son won the award for comedy writing for “Schitt's Creek” episode, then shared a directing award and captured the supporting actor comedy trophy. As “Schitt’s Creek” gobbled up comedy awards, that left acclaimed “Insecure” and its creator Issa Rae empty-handed. But Black stories, Black performances and Black Lives Matter,” he said, urging Kimmel to shout with him.
'Wicked' movie release delayed, 'Minions' pushed to 2021
This image released by Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures shows characters, from left, Kevin, Gru, voiced by Steve Carell and Stuart in a scene from "Minions: The Rise of Gru." Universal Pictures said Thursday, March 19, 2020, that the animated film will not be completed by July 3 due to circumstances surrounding the coronavirus. (Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures via AP)LOS ANGELES – “Wicked” fans are going to have to wait even longer to see Stephen Daldry's film adaptation of the popular Broadway musical. Universal Pictures on Wednesday announced that another handful of theatrical release dates are shifting due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has bumped “Wicked” off the calendar entirely for the moment. The studio said that “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” which was unable to be finished for its planned summer 2020 release because of the outbreak, is being pushed back a year to July 2021.
'The Morning Show' sounds muted alarm for Apple TV+
Actors Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston speak during an Apple product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on March 25, 2019, in Cupertino, California. CNN's Brian Stelter -- author of the "Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV" -- is a consulting producer on the series, which is clearly informed by that 2013 book's insights about the inner workings of morning television. (Apple TV+ has three more shows launching this week as part of its opening salvo, reviews to come.) To the extent "The Morning Show" is Apple's way of sounding the alarm for its new service, feel safe to hit the "snooze" button. "The Morning Show" premieres Nov. 1 on Apple TV+.
Find out what Dundie Award you'll win from 'The Office'
Anyone who has watched "The Office" knows there are so many iconic episodes throughout its nine-season run. Another iconic moment in the show's history is the Dundie Awards, a fake awards show that Michael has at the local Scranton Chili's Restaurant. Ryan won "Hottest In The Office" and Kevin won the Dont Go In There After Me award. Website Moneypenny decided to have some fun with the iconic moment and created a Dundie Award Generator that will award you with your very own Dundie. All you have to do is answer some work day-related questions and you'll get an "Office"-themed Dundie.
Apple releases first look at star-powered drama 'The Morning Show'
CNN imageCUPERTINO, Calif. - Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell and Jennifer Aniston are ready to give viewers the full story on "The Morning Show," a new drama coming to Apple TV+. Apple on Monday released the first look at the series, which is set to debut this fall. The overlapping voices of Witherspoon, Carell and Aniston are also heard in a cacophony of dramatic moments. "I'm a journalist, I can feel when the world needs me," Carell can be heard saying at one point. "The Morning Show" was one of several shows Apple highlighted earlier this year at an event previewing the content coming to the forthcoming streaming service.
11 of the biggest surprises right now on Cameo
Here are a few other expensive prices that caught us off guard ...Chris Harrison for $550 -- OK Bachelor Nation, apparently youre willing to pony up! Basketball, tooKareem Abdul Jabbar and Gary Payton were at the top of their game, and now theyre just out here making Cameos. And if youre a fan of ABCs The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, wait a few seasons before ordering a Cameo from your favorite lead. Nick Viall, for example, was The Bachelor in 2017, and a video clip from him will set you back $75. Getty Images Robert Griffin III (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Finally, you can order a Cameo from a dog.