Author: Chris Barton

Sunday Conversation: NBC's curling reporter Trenni Kusnierek on the sport's cult appeal

The Winter Olympics launched Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but for all the televised offerings that include the daredevil speeds of downhill skiing, the balletic grace of figure skating and the physical wonders of snowboarding, only one set of the Games’ elite athletes can lay claim to being… Source: Entertainment

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Mark Wahlberg and WME to donate $2 million to Time's Up after pay-discrepancy controversy

In the wake of a controversy sparked by reports that Mark Wahlberg earned roughly $1.5 million for reshoots on the set of “All the Money in the World” while costar Michelle Williams was paid only a fraction of that amount, Wahlberg and the agency that represents him, William Morris Endeavor, announced… Source: Entertainment

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Overrated/Underrated: Marvin Pontiac is a man for all seasons, and 'Mrs. Maisel' isn't all that marvelous

UNDERRATED HBO’s global reach: With a holiday break within range, the fear of the endless scroll through limited streaming options is real, but thankfully HBO has restocked with some international fare. A few notable picks are “The Pact,” a Polish-language remake of the knotty Scandinavian mystery-thriller… Source: Entertainment

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Grammy voters forgot about the stirring final statement from A Tribe Called Quest

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Hulu's 'Too Funny to Fail' looks at the legacy of the doomed 'Dana Carvey Show'

Imagine you’re starting a sketch comedy show, one that will debut on network TV in prime time. Of course, such a bold, probably misguided, idea requires a big star, maybe one who became the centerpiece of “Saturday Night Live” and starred in a summer blockbuster. Fine, done. But such a series needs… Source: Entertainment

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With 'Sleep Well Beast,' the National brings new layers to gloom and heartache

Seven albums into the band’s career, there’s a level of fame to be expected from being in the National, who headline the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday. Frontman Matt Berninger, who was reached by phone at his hotel room between a recent run of shows in the U.K., described some of his response to… Source: Entertainment

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Hugh Hefner left a problematic legacy, but his Playboy Jazz Festival endures

A figure who was as influential as he was polarizing, Hugh Hefner built an empire that was ultimately based on ideas. Sure, the dominant ones could easily be called lascivious — as well as exploitative, and inarguably retrograde — but his Playboy brand was also built on providing a platform for… Source: Entertainment

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In tense times, Godspeed You! Black Emperor sounds hopeful on 'Luciferian Towers'

In some ways, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and 2017 were made for each other. On the one hand, the Canadian agit-rock instrumental collective has decried rampant capitalism, the military industrial complex and what it considers a crumbling world since its 1998 debut, “F#A# (Infinity),” opened with… Source: Entertainment

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Patrick Clair competed against himself in the Emmys' title-design category with 'Westworld,' 'American Gods' and 'The Crown'

Patrick Clair was nominated three times in the main title Emmy category this year Source: Entertainment

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Stephen Colbert on his love for 'Stranger Things' and his promise of nudity at Sunday's Emmys

Stephen Colbert may be new to the award show-hosting game, but he rolled out the red carpet like a professional on Tuesday morning as part of the run-up to the 69th Emmy Awards, which he will emcee on Sunday at 5 p.m. PT on CBS. “It’s an honor to be hosting the Emmys, and it’s […]

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