If I may return to the “Library of Babel” metaphor one more time—just one more, I swear!—to zoom out on the streaming apocalypse with a cynical eye is to see a bunch of corporations combining and re-combining well-trod formats and I.P. the same way the Library’s endless array of books combined and re-combined letters ad infinitum. Sometimes these combinations produce meaning—or a genuinely good show. (Case in point: The best CBS series in years does not even air on the CBS network.) Other times, though, the result is just garbled tripe—like the book in Borges’ story that just repeats the letters “MCV” for 410 pages. … [Read more...] about What Even Is TV Anymore?
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Miranda Wayland, BBC’s head of Creative Diversity, said: “CDX is a first for the BBC and the wider creative industry and I am excited about this opportunity to amplify the wealth of ethnically diverse talent within the creative industry.” … [Read more...] about Michaela Coel, Cynthia Erivo to Headline BBC Creative Diversity Initiative
“Sloan is pregnant, so I’m preparing for fatherhood and trying to repair that relationship while also being the middleman between these guys,” says Connolly. “Vince and Eric are now in the hot seat with Ari, who’s the studio head. Before, Ari technically worked for Vince, but now the tables have turned and we literally work for him. The power has shifted into his court in a big way.” … [Read more...] about The ‘Entourage’ Cast on the Summer Movie, ‘The Pussy Posse,’ and Mischief with Robert Downey Jr.
“That we’re engaging in a show that raises all these hot-button topics means that we’re attempting something that’s current, obviously,” he says. “There was somewhat of a misconception that I found charming, to be honest with you. Charming. That instead of seeing this as a piece of fiction for what it is, that it could lead to reckless behavior. It could. It could also lead to illuminating the truth and assisting justice. I think that duality is fascinating and worth exploring.” … [Read more...] about Jeremy Piven: ‘Entourage’s’ Misogynistic Legacy ‘Hurts My Soul’
The Cup Series cars competing in Wednesday night’s All-Star Race at the Tennessee track will be featuring the kind of underglow lighting that was popular when “The Fast and the Furious” film series debuted almost two decades ago. Fox Sports even used an edited clip from the movie to promote its broadcast of the race. … [Read more...] about NASCAR cars to feature ‘Fast and Furious’ underglow lighting at All-Star race