George Carlin's comedic journey takes the stage in HBO doc
TV-George Carlin Documentary This undated image shows the late comedian George Carlin, star of the HBO documentary "George Carlin's American Dream," airing May 20 on HBO. (George Carlin Estate/HBO via AP) (Uncredited)NEW YORK — (AP) — For comedians of a certain age, there was one album that was worn out on the turntable, dutifully memorized and acted out. That was George Carlin's signature “Class Clown.”“The way George Carlin looked at the world and broke it down taught so many of us how to be comedians,” said Judd Apatow. “He injected the software into our brains about how to think as a comic.”Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio have teamed up to honor Carlin, the dean of counterculture comedians, by directing the two-part HBO documentary "George Carlin's American Dream." She was a particular fan of his four-hour 2018 HBO documentary on comedian Garry Shandling.wftv.com
Bidens to show 'The Survivor' for Holocaust Remembrance Week
Jill Biden Film Screening This image released by HBO shows Ben Foster as concentration camp prisoner Harry Haft, left, and Billy Magnussen in a scene from "The Survivor." President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden were set to host their first official film screening at the White House on Thursday. The Bidens will show HBO’s “The Survivor,” in honor of Yom HaShoah and Holocaust Remembrance Week, in the White House movie theater on the ground floor of the East Wing. The Bidens will show HBO's "The Survivor," in honor of Yom HaShoah and Holocaust Remembrance Week, in the White House movie theater on the ground floor of the East Wing. HBO debuted “The Survivor” on Wednesday to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day.wftv.com
New this week: 'Better Call Saul,' Bonnie Raitt and 'Barry'
MOVIES— "The Batman," the biggest box-office hit so far this year, will promptly land Monday on HBO Max immediately following its 45-day run in theaters. As a response to the pandemic and a way to boost its streaming service, Warner Bros. last year premiered its films simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max. (It will also stream on HBO Max at a later date.) In her review, AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr said "Navalny" "has all the makings of a Hollywood thriller" and is "even more chilling and prescient" after Putin's invasion of Ukraine. Bill Hader stars as the title character and co-created the Emmy-winning show airing Sunday and streaming on HBO Max.wftv.com
New this week: Camila Cabello, Tony Hawk and 'Tokyo Vice'
"Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off," a documentary about the professional skateboarder's life, debuts Tuesday on HBO Max and on HBO. "Tony is competing against Tony," says fellow skateboarder Lance Mountain in the film. — AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Camila Cabello, last year's Cinderella, is all about music magic this week. — Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe star in "Tokyo Vice," a HBO Max crime drama described as "loosely" inspired by Jake Adelstein's 2009 memoir, "Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan." "Tokyo Vice," created and written by Tony-winning playwright J.T.wftv.com
The CIA, Hypnosis, and Cocaine: Why a Pilot Faked His Own Death in Front of His Family in 1977
HBOOn Sept. 18, 1977, Hazen, Arkansas’s Gary Betzner took a daytime drive with his wife and daughter in his El Camino to a dairy bar. Afterwards, he stopped on a bridge due to car trouble, opened the hood to check on the problem, and then suddenly and inexplicably dove into the White River. This sent his wife Sally into hysterics, and cast an immediate and terrible pall over his family, which—like everyone else in their small, rural southern town—was plagued by a single, persistent question: whynews.yahoo.com
New this week: Red Hot Chili Peppers and 'Apollo 10½'
(Disney+/Netflix/HBO Max 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. MOVIES— Richard Linklater returns to animation with "Apollo 10½," which comes to Netflix on Friday. — Space travel is big on streaming this week, apparently, as HBO Max has its own sci-fi rom com, "Moonshot" available starting Thursday. — AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSIC— The Red Hot Chili Peppers return on April Fool's Day with a new album and some old friends. — Jane Seymour stars as a literature professor opening a new chapter in "Harry Wild," which debuts with two episodes April 4, on the Acorn TV streaming service.wftv.com
As war in Ukraine intensifies, US gasoline hits record $4.17
Gas Prices Gas prices are seen in front of a billboard advertising HBO's Last Week Tonight in Los Angeles, Monday, March 7, 2022. The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. hits a record $4.17 on Tuesday as the country prepares to ban Russian oil imports. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) (Jae C. Hong)The average price of gasoline in the U.S. hit a record $4.17 per gallon Tuesday as the country prepares to ban Russian oil imports after its invasion of Ukraine. Americans can expect the current trend at the pump to continue as long as crude prices climb, the AAA said. Oil prices that high could send an average gallon of U.S. gasoline past $5 a gallon.wftv.com
US gasoline soars to a record $4.17 per gallon
Gas Prices Gas prices are seen in front of a billboard advertising HBO's Last Week Tonight in Los Angeles, Monday, March 7, 2022. The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. hits a record $4.17 on Tuesday as the country prepares to ban Russian oil imports. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) (Jae C. Hong)The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. hit a record $4.17 Tuesday as the country prepares to ban Russian oil imports for its invasion of Ukraine. The all-time high for average gasoline prices was previously set on July 17, 2008 at $4.10 per gallon. Oil prices that high could send an average gallon of U.S. gasoline past $5 a gallon.wftv.com
Average price for a gallon of gas in US hits a record $4.17
Gas Prices Gas prices are seen in front of a billboard advertising HBO's Last Week Tonight in Los Angeles, Monday, March 7, 2022. The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. hits a record $4.17 on Tuesday as the country prepares to ban Russian oil imports. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) (Jae C. Hong)The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. hit a record $4.17 Tuesday as the country prepares to ban Russian oil imports. The average price rose by 10 cents per gallon in one day, and it’s up 55 cents since last week, according to AAA data. The increase in gas demand and a reduction in total supply is contributing to rising prices at the pump, but skyrocketing oil prices are playing an increasingly large role.wftv.com
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
SAG Awards: What to know from the emotional show, including celebrities sharing their support for Ukraine
Though some celebrities admitted they weren't in a celebratory mood given everything going on in the world, the show tried its best to be an "escape," honoring TV and movies such as "Squid Game" and "CODA."washingtonpost.com
Queen Elizabeth II tests positive for COVID, but Buckingham Palace says her symptoms are mild
People around the world voiced concern for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II after Buckingham Palace confirmed she is positive with COVID-19. As CBS News correspondent Ian Lee reports, she is experiencing cold-like symptoms and even plans to carry on working.news.yahoo.com
Protests erupt over hijab ban in southern India
A dispute over Muslim women wearing traditional Islamic headscarves in schools and colleges is causing religious tensions in India. Deina Abdelkader, an associate professor for the political science department at University of Massachusetts, Lowell and a research associate at Harvard University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies, joined CBS News to discuss.news.yahoo.com
Ryan Grim: Possible ballot HARVESTING video goes viral, 2/3 GOP still believe '20 election was fraud
Ryan Grim breaks down the viral video raising questions about ballot harvesting. About Rising: Rising is a weekday morning show with bipartisan hosts that breaks the mold of morning TV by taking viewers inside the halls of Washington power like never before. The show leans into the day's political cycle with cutting edge analysis from DC insiders who can predict what is going to happen. It also sets the day's political agenda by breaking exclusive news with a team of scoop-driven reporters and demanding answers during interviews with the country's most important political newsmakers. Follow Rising on social media: Website: Hill.TV Facebook: facebook.com/HillTVLive/ Instagram: @HillTVLive Twitter: @HillTVLivenews.yahoo.com
The rich life for Christine Baranski
As a child she performed Broadway tunes to a statue of the Virgin Mary. And during her five-decade career in films, TV, and on stage, two-time Tony Award-winner Christine Baranski has played characters who are sophisticated, smart and savvy. Correspondent Mo Rocca sits down with Baranski, who stars in "The Good Fight" and the new HBO series, "The Gilded Age," about her rich life on- and off-screen.news.yahoo.com
Saturday Sessions: The Lumineers” perform “Birthday”
This morning on Saturday Sessions - a return visit from “The Lumineers.” Based in Denver, they hit it big right from their debut album, which topped the charts, went triple platinum and earned a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. More top-selling albums followed - along with sold-out arenas around the world. From their brand new album "Brightside," here are “The Lumineers” with “Birthday.”news.yahoo.com
Robert Durst, heir to New York real estate fortune and convicted murderer, dies at 78
The eccentric multimillionaire was found guilty of murdering a confidante in 2021. He also was alleged to have killed his first wife in a twisted case that fueled the high-profile HBO documentary “The Jinx.”washingtonpost.com
And just like that, ‘And Just Like That’ is finally starting to get good
We’re six episodes into the reboot of “Sex and the City” series called “And Just Like That,” and after a bit of a rough start, the new show is finally starting to feel like the show that viewers fell in love with over 20 years ago.
New this week: 'Sex and the City,' Juice Wrld and Will Smith
This week’s new entertainment releases include a double album from Alicia Keys and a posthumous one from Juice Wrld, Sandra Bullock playing an ex-con in the Netflix film “The Unforgivable” and Will Smith testing himself in a wildlife documentary series.
Hong Kong grants quarantine exemption to Nicole Kidman
Hong Kong’s government says it has granted a quarantine exemption to an individual to perform “designated professional work” following reports that Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman did not have to spend time in quarantine when she arrived in the city to film a TV series.
'Lovecraft Country' part of virtual festival celebrating TV
This image released by HBO shows Jurnee Smollett, from left, Jonathan Majors and Courtney B. Vance in a scene from "Lovecraft Country." The Queens Gambit, Lovecraft Country and What We Do in the Shadows are among the series featured in a virtual edition of the Paley Centers annual festival. (HBO via AP)LOS ANGELES – "Lovecraft Country,” “The Queen’s Gambit” and “What We Do in the Shadows” are among the series featured in a virtual edition of the Paley Center’s annual festival celebrating TV programs and their makers. Sessions with stars and creators of “The Good Doctor” and “Big Sky” round out the festival lineup. Highlights of PaleyFest events past, including for “The Golden Girls” and “The Big Bang Theory,” are available on the Paley Center’s YouTube page at youtube.com/user/paleycenter.
New this Week: 'Tina,' 'Runaway Bunny' & 'City on a Hill'
This combination of photos shows key art for "The Runaway Bunny," premiering March 25 on HBO Max, left, "Tina," a documentary about Tina Turner premiering March 27 on HBO Max, center, and "City on a Hill," a new series premiering March 28 on Showtime. He has grasped, at least for a proud man like Anthony, how one’s ego keeps fighting a battle it doesn’t know is already lost.”Ad— In Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin's revealing documentary “Tina,” Tina Turner surveys her tumultuous and extraordinary life. The film, which debuts Saturday on HBO and HBO Max, includes intimate interviews with the 81-year-old “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll," along with previously unseen footage, audio tapes and personal photos. The piercing Romanian documentary “Collective” was nominated for both best documentary and best international film — something only one previous film ( "Honeyland," in 2020) — has ever managed to do. Ad— AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Carrie Underwood’s upcoming album features gospel hymns important to the "American Idol" winner.
Kate Winslet turns TV sleuth, says she'd flop in real life
This image released by HBO shows Kate Winslet in a scene from "Mare of Easttown," debuting on April 18. (HBO via AP)LOS ANGELES – Kate Winslet is playing a police detective on TV, and that’s where her crime-busting ambition ends. I’d be very good at the coffee and the beers, definitely,” Winslet said Wednesday of her role on HBO’s “Mare of Easttown,” debuting in April. Winslet said her character felt in many ways “a million miles away from me” in the nature of her work and its demands. The seven-episode “Mare of Easttown” debuts April 18 on HBO and will be on streaming service HBO Max.
From rom-coms to murder: Hugh Grant is enjoying the darkness
This image released by HBO shows Hugh Grant, from left, Noma Dumezweni and Nicole Kidman in a scene from "The Undoing." GRANT: I don’t really think of it that way. GRANT: You know, actors love playing dark. I really don’t have that worry! The trick anyway is that if you're playing someone evil, they have got to be FUN evil.