“The year has been in some ways just extraordinary in a beautiful way and it’s been in some ways extraordinary in a really challenging way,” proclaims Mapplethorpe producer Eliza Dushku . From almost any perspective, that seems like an understatement from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Married last summer and expecting her first child this summer, Dushku has seen her more than a decade-long endeavor on the Ondi Timoner-directed film about the controversial and hyper-stylized photographer successfully make it to the big screen. After a premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last year , the Samuel Goldwyn Film distributed-picture, with former Dr. Who and The Crown star Matt Smith in the title role, made a leap today with openings in NYC, LA, Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia, the nation’s capital and more. Related Story It's Official! Starz Renews 'American Gods' For Third Season, Finds New Showrunner At the same time, Dollhouse star Dushku was … [Read more...] about Eliza Dushku On ‘Mapplethorpe’ Movie, Year Of Reckoning, Spielberg, & Healing
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Late-Night Laughs is Deadline’s weekly look at the business of jokes after dark. We focus on the biggest topics in the world of late-night, the people who make these shows tick and the moments that go viral. Drop me a line at [email protected] with tips or suggestions. This week, we hear from Ziwe Fumudoh about her new Showtime series, her hot take on the state of satire and how she’s the latest figure to join the late-night “renaissance”. We also look at how Jimmy Kimmel Live is quietly creeping up in the ratings and hear from Trevor Noah , who is set to pull double duty with a new weekly show on Paramount+ alongside his daily show. ZIWE: PUSHING LATE-NIGHT BOUNDARIES Ziwe Fumudoh is well versed in the world of late-night, having interned on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report to writing on The Rundown with Robin Thede and Desus & Mero. Related Story Late-Night Laughs: Inside The Ratings Battle Among Colbert, Kimmel & Fallon … [Read more...] about Late-Night Laughs: “Offensive, Bombastic & Satirical” Ziwe Punches Up To Break Through As New Voices Rise In World Of Variety
Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links; the retailer may also receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. As we spend more time listening in to virtual meetings, taking virtual classes , or just utilizing headphones more during the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be unintended damage being done to our ears. Constantly being plugged in while sheltering in place or turning up the volume to not get distracted by family members can have a long-term impact on your hearing. Even the best wireless earbuds for working at home can potentially contribute to other issues, such as headaches and ear pain, and you might not even realize it. “I’ve actually seen a number of patients who have noticed changes in their hearing, likely as a result of using their earbuds for prolonged hours while working,” says Dr. Erich Voigt, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery, … [Read more...] about Can Wearing Headphones Cause Hearing Loss and Headaches?
The late Nina Simone ’s younger brother, Sam Waymon, who played in her band for years, joined our Rolling Stone Music Now podcast for a uniquely intimate look at his legendary sister’s life and music. In a discussion with host Brian Hiatt and David Browne (who wrote about Simone’s enduring influence ), Waymon discussed Simone’s civil rights activism, her famous performance three days after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the development of her genre-blurring style, her difficult later years, and much more. “Nina didn’t trust many people,” he said, discussing what it was like to back her in concert. “You don’t mess with her music. You either could play it or you couldn’t. She had high standards, yes. But if you want to call yourself a musician, then you should appreciate those standards.” Related Stories Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis: How Janet Jackson Made Her Greatest Hits Brittany Howard on Nina Simone: 'She Was Herself, No Matter How Complicated' … [Read more...] about Hear Our Podcast on the Greatness of Nina Simone
The Shark Tank tag team of Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Barbara Corcoran and Daymond John again proved to be the gods of Friday demo ratings, pulling in an 0.7 to lead the parade. The Sharks heard pitches on bed-making, a plant-based food, germ-free dog walking, and an app that teaches children to code. Close behind was ABC ’s 20/20, which examined the bizarre doomsday murder case involving husband and wife Lori Vallow Daybell and Chad Daybell. That scored an 0.6 on the evening. Elsewhere around the dial, NBC had a new The Blacklist , which held steady from last week at 0.3, as Raymond Reddington got a surprise confession from Harold Cooper. Trailing was Dateline , which had an 0.3 with its examination of sex cult NXIVM. The CBS crime drama lineup took a breather on the night, presenting reruns of MacGyver, Magnum P.I. and Blue Bloods. Fox ’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown came in with an 0.5, highlighted by Bianca Belair choosing her … [Read more...] about Friday Ratings: ‘Shark Tank’ Takes Home The Demo Wars Bacon Once Again