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PASADENA, Calif | Resistance is key as ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ returns for season 3

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. ROUND THREE Resistance is the theme when “The Handmaid’s Tale” returns this summer with 13 episodes for its third season, but the Hulu drama is avoiding a collision … Continue reading PASADENA, Calif | Resistance is key as ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ returns for season 3

PASADENA, Calif | Halle Berry’s ‘Boomerang’ updates story for new generation

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Halle Berry and Lena Waithe say they’ve updated the 1992 movie “Boomerang” for a new generation. Berry said the original story that focused on black characters’ lives and work was innovative for its time. But Berry said the issues that millennials face today are different and required a “fresher” approach for … Continue reading PASADENA, Calif | Halle Berry’s ‘Boomerang’ updates story for new generation

PASADENA, Calif | Nielsen says just under 20 million watched Grammy Awards

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 20 million people watched Childish Gambino and Kacey Musgraves earn four trophies each at the Grammy Awards, about the same audience as the annual music show had last year. The Nielsen company on Monday estimated the Grammy audience size at 19.9 million. The 2018 audience of 19.8 million had been … Continue reading PASADENA, Calif | Nielsen says just under 20 million watched Grammy Awards

PASADENA, Calif | ‘Saturday Night Live’ star Aidy Bryant ready to be shrill

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” star Aidy Bryant says she was drawn to the Hulu series “Shrill” because of the chance to play a woman who is about more than her weight. The six-part comedy debuting March 15 is based on Lindy West’s memoir, “Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman,” which Bryant said … Continue reading PASADENA, Calif | ‘Saturday Night Live’ star Aidy Bryant ready to be shrill

PASADENA, Calif | Hulu making Howard the Duck and 4 more Marvel animated shows

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Hulu is teaming with Marvel to make four separate animated series based on comic book characters like Howard the Duck. Director Kevin Smith and comics Chelsea Handler and Patton Oswalt are among the people who have signed deals with the streaming service to help produce the cartoons. Smith will work on … Continue reading PASADENA, Calif | Hulu making Howard the Duck and 4 more Marvel animated shows

PASADENA, Calif | Globe means more to Oh after some time to reflect

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Now that she’s had a few weeks to reflect on her experience as a Golden Globes host and winner, actress Sandra Oh realizes even more what it meant to Koreans and immigrants. At a news conference on Saturday, the “Killing Eve” star says she’s had several young people approach her to … Continue reading PASADENA, Calif | Globe means more to Oh after some time to reflect

PASADENA, Calif | Streep joins ‘Big Little Lies’ after being fan of show

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Friday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. STREEP STEPS IN Meryl Streep‘s self-professed addiction to “Big Little Lies” had the bonus of turning the Oscar-winning actress into a star of the HBO drama’s second … Continue reading PASADENA, Calif | Streep joins ‘Big Little Lies’ after being fan of show

PASADENA, Calif | ‘Big Little Lies’ stars superfan Meryl Streep in new season

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Meryl Streep says she was addicted to “Big Little Lies” and welcomed the chance to be part of its second season. HBO’s hit, award-winning limited series returns in June with stars and executive producers Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. Streep plays mother-in-law to Kidman’s Celeste, whose abusive husband died at the … Continue reading PASADENA, Calif | ‘Big Little Lies’ stars superfan Meryl Streep in new season