New this week: Plenty of Dolly Parton and 'Lucy and Desi'
(HBO Max/Prime Video via AP) (Uncredited)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. The directorial debut of Mimi Cave is part comedy, part thriller and it's coming to Hulu on Friday. — AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSIC— Dolly Parton has a big week ahead when she hosts the ACM Awards and drops not just a new album but also a novel. The album is described as a soundtrack and includes the song "Blue Bonnet Breeze," which Parton describes a "Romeo and Juliet kind of story." — The ACM Awards are touting a lineup that includes Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean and Dolly Parton — with Parton as host, performer and the recipient of a tribute by Kelly Clarkson.wftv.com
First look: Amy Poehler directs ‘Lucy and Desi’ documentary
'Lucy and Dezi' FILE PHOTO: American actress Lucille Ball (1911 - 1989) with her Cuban husband and co-star of the popular TV show 'I Love Lucy', Desi Arnaz (1917 - 1986). (Keystone/Getty Images)Comedian Amy Poehler is raising the curtain on the love story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. This is the third take on the Ball/Arnaz story following “Being the Ricardos” and the TMC podcast “The Plot Thickens: Lucy,” Entertainment Weekly reported. Their studio, Desilu Productions, not only created “I Love Lucy,” but also “Mission: Impossible” and “Star Trek.”Poehler backed the project because she wanted to tell Lucy and Desi’s whole story — the good and the bad. The documentary will air on Amazon Prime Video starting March 4, Entertainment Weekly reported.wftv.com
Bills Mafia gets ready for Monday Night Football, saying cold weather won't stop them
Dozens of Bills’ fans from all over began gathering in an Abbott Road camper lot on Sunday evening ahead of Monday night’s big game against the New England Patriots. And they all said camping in the lot has given them lasting memories.news.yahoo.com
We still love Lucy
The sitcom "I Love Lucy," starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, was a ratings powerhouse in the 1950s, and a perpetual hit in reruns ever since. To mark the series' 70th anniversary, correspondent Jim Axelrod looks back at the making of a TV classic. He talks with granddaughter Kate Luckinbill, head of creative direction at the production company Desilu; visits the Lucy-Desi Museum and the National Comedy Center, both in Ball's hometown of Jamestown, N.Y.; and sits down with Darin Strauss, author of "The Queen of Tuesday," a novel inspired by Ball.news.yahoo.com
Aaron Sorkin recalls how Lucille Ball's daughter gave him permission to 'take the gloves off' in his biopic because she knew her mom 'wasn't an easy woman'
The "Being the Ricardos" director told THR that Lucie Arnaz gave him the go-ahead over lunch to "go for it" in telling Lucille Ball's story.news.yahoo.com
Nicole Kidman photos as Lucille Ball spark social media casting debate
The 53-year-old actress was photographed on the Los Angeles set alongside her co-star Javier Bardem, who portrays Desi Arnaz and many fans took to social media to share their displeasure with Kidman’s casting as the “I Love Lucy” star.foxnews.com
Famed architect Paul Williams' archive goes to Getty, USC
Paul Williams was a trailblazing architect whose long career helped shape Los Angeles and Southern California. The Los Angeles County Courthouse, Los Angeles International Airport and First African Methodist Church were among the projects he led or worked on. He was the first African American member of the American Institute of Architects, its first African American Fellow and the first African American recipient of the institute's Gold Medal, its highest honor. Born in Los Angeles in 1894, Williams was orphaned following the death of his father at age 2 and his mother at age 4. The archives will be a central feature of the USC Center for Architecture + City Design and the African American Art History Initiative at Getty.