‘Let’s just call it what it is – weird. It’s weird to be a man asking Dolly Parton if she considers herself a feminist.” But Jad Abumrad, Us radio host and creator of the long-running series Radiolab, asks her anyway. You can hear her reply in the first episode of his new podcast, Dolly Parton’s America, a nine-part exploration of the musician’s life and influence on pop culture, and society more generally.
Growing up in Nashville, Abumrad says, Parton was a figure of huge importance in that world, but he never had much to do with her creative output – the films or music. Like many, he knew of her simply as a platinum-haired, rhinestone-studded country diva. In
Leaning slightly toward Petty’s “No. 4” version of “Angel Dream,” Puss N Boots offer up a rendition that’s built around ascending-and-descending acoustic guitar parts, backed by acoustic bass and brushed drums. Jones takes lead vocal duties, with bandmates Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper
Netflix has released the trailer for “American Son,” which premieres Nov. 1 on the streaming service. Directed by Tony award-winner Kenny Leon, the film is based on the Christopher Demos-Brown play of the same name. Kendra Ellis-Connor (played by Emmy-nominated Kerry Washington) struggles to put the pieces together to find her missing teenage son. Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan and Eugene Lee also reprise their roles from the stage.
Netflix has released the Season 3 trailer of “Atypical,” in which Sam (Keir Gilchrist), a teenager on the autism spectrum, embarks upon his first year in college. Created by Robia Rashid, the season also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Michael Rapaport, Amy Okuda, Sara Gilbert and Eric McCormack. It will launch Nov. 1.
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9 to 5 is a homage to Dolly Parton who wrote the music and lyrics to the show and starred in the original film. Dolly’s presence is felt throughout as she introduces the characters and wraps it all up at the end. The show is set in the 1980s and is definitely of this period, not only in the attitudes but also the design of the set and costumes.
The story revolves around three women who work in an office and whose battle for respect and workplace rights is a routine occurrence and nothing out of the ordinary. Georgina Castle, who has the flair and voice to imbue the character of Doralee Rhodes with an authentic Dolly feel is very impressive. Laura Tyrer who portrays Violet Newstand, a woman
Abumrad, who was raised in Nashville, grew up with an awareness of Parton but listened to what he calls “an amalgam of opera,
Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter passing a ceremonial trowel to Cesarina Fabian and Celso Marranzini
The announcement of the November 2020 build came at the conclusion of the 36th Carter Work Project in Nashville.
Since beginning their work with Habitat for Humanity in 1984, President and Mrs. Carter have helped to build, renovate and repair 4,390 homes in 14 countries alongside more than 104,000 volunteers through their annual work project. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has served more than 22 million people around the world.
“We are honored to host the 2020 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in the Dominican Republic,” said Cesarina Fabián, national director of Habitat for Humanity Dominican Republic. “President and Mrs. Carter are shining examples of service. We are so grateful to their commitment
Hosted by Issa Rae, the evening at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills started with Reese Witherspoon getting teary-eyed while presenting the first award to her “A Wrinkle in Time” co-star Mindy Kaling. “We take our sense of injustice, of not belonging, and use it as fuel,” Kaling said. “In the immortal words of the prophet Rihanna, we ‘work, work, work, work.’ And we make our own opportunities and we make opportunities for others. We don’t wait for others to decide if we are good enough. If I was still waiting for others to decide if I was good enough, I would be teaching an improv class in North Hollywood. We are good enough right now.”
“There may be gatekeepers, but guess what,
Penned by husband-and-wife duo of Griffith and Keller, The Translator’s Daughter is a thriller about an American college student who, while interning for the CIA, finds herself torn among the loyalty to her country, the female crime boss protecting her and the young New York detective with whom she’s fallen in love.
Hayes and Milliner executive produce via their Universal TV-based Hazy Mills banner, Griffith and Keller also executive produce. Universal TV is the studio.
Hayes and Milliner first developed with Griffith and Keller during the 2017-18 season when their family dance-school drama The Dunnings also sold to NBC.
Grimm was the first TV series writing job for Griffith, who
Parton, who this week celebrates her 50th anniversary as a member of the Opry cast with an all-star salute, was officially inducted as an Opry member in January 1969, by which time she was a nationally recognized TV star alongside Porter Wagoner. But in 1959, the 13-year-old, then unknown outside of Knoxville,
Fivel Stewart, Anthony Keyvan, Karin Konoval, Yaani King Mondschein, Sean Blakemore, Jennifer Spence, Megan Charpentier and Millicent Simmonds have been cast in Freeform’s new series, “Close Up.” The drama’s hails from executive producers Pete Nowalk and Mary Rohlich.
Colin Woodell (“The Originals”) has been cast as a series regular in HBO Max’s forthcoming “The Flight Attendant.” He will play Buckley, who is described as “an out of work actor and whiskey connoisseur,” in the black comedy thriller that also stars Kaley Cuoco and Michiel Huisman.
Netflix announced “Prank Encounters” will premiere Oct. 25. Hosted by Gaten Matarazzo (“Stranger Things”), the series is a hidden-camera prank show that combines with of hilarity and terror.
Featured in the tantalizing new footage: a double dose of returning guest star Jake Abel, a first look at Christian Kane as a hunter pal of Dean’s, Sam delivering what looks like a menacing Lucifer smirk, and an alt version of Dean?!
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This week Pinsky tried to wow the crowd off the bat by singing “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” by Meat Loaf but they preferred the Flower who belted Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5.” He tried to save himself from being taken down with his rendering of Nancy Sinatra‘s “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'” but still managed to lose out to
Titled Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry, the TV special premieres Tuesday, November 26th, and features highlights from this weekend’s Opry tribute. Emmylou Harris, Toby Keith, and Hank Williams Jr.
As you move through this week’s recap, you’ll see what I mean. In my defense, the judges’ panel — Nicole Scherzinger, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Robin Thicke and Ken Jeong — threw out some truly terrible ideas during the hour. (Guys, guys… it’s Not Jamie Foxx!
See‘The Masked Singer’ preview photos: 4 final costumed celebrities to appear on October 9 episode
Below, check out our minute-by-minute “The Masked Singer” recap of Season 2, Episode 4, titled “Return of the Masks: Group D,” to find out what happened Wednesday, October 9 at 8/7c. Then be sure to
AC/DC tapped Metallica to open for them on their 1991 Monsters of Rock tour, and in the clip, Johnson remembers the unique swing Ulrich’s drumming brought to their thrash metal sound. Ulrich, in turn, noted that the band’s roots were in bands like AC/DC, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.
Steven Van Zandt is a multi-platinum artist, producer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. A founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, he is also an original cast member of HBO’s The Sopranos and starred in the original Netflix series Lilyhammer. Since 2002, Van Zandt has hosted “Little Steven’s Underground Garage,” an internationally syndicated radio show. In addition to his musical career, Van Zandt spent the 1980’s immersed in international politics as a fierce advocate of human rights. He has been twice honored by the United Nations for his human rights achievements and received the
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