For the George Floyd protests, King says there are many roles to fill ... like donating to help bail out peaceful protesters who were arrested, or helping with research, or simply being vocal about wanting to end racism in this country. … [Read more...] about Bernice King, MLK’s Daughter, Says There are Important Roles for Non-Protesters Too
JOSH GAD: It literally comes from recognizing that there is a monopoly on cynicism right now. And look, I’m a viewer who loves a good cynical show. I love shows that offer a bleak outlook as an artistic window. But it felt like there was also this vacuum where there wasn’t something that was just pure joy. There wasn’t something that could lift our spirits. There wasn’t something that could make us smile. Now, this decision was made three years ago, and the world was a much different place then at the time of the show’s release. And I don’t think Loren, nor Nora or I could have ever predicted that this show would be coming out at a time when presumably humanity would need it the most. And I think that for us, it was just, à la Bob’s Burgers, an opportunity to make a love letter to humanity itself. To passion, to the passion of perseverance against all odds. And to not only public spaces, but specifically to a city that many of us have … [Read more...] about Josh Gad On The Unapologetic, Pure Joy Of Musical Theatre And Apple TV+’s ‘Central Park’
Didn't take long for it to change ... Maverick Carter, James' business partner and bestie since high school, chimed in explaining that by the end of the year everyone was friends, hanging out and going to the same parties. … [Read more...] about LeBron James Describes Learning To Co-Exist With White Classmates
The 5-time All Star says he was called the N-word "a handful of times" and had a bag of the ballpark snacks thrown at him while playing center field at Fenway Park, he told USA Today. … [Read more...] about Boston Red Sox Apologize to Orioles’ Adam Jones After Fan’s Racist Insults
After 'Adventure Time,' 'BoJack Horseman' and 'Big Mouth' earned their first animated program noms last year, new shows including 'Big Mouth,' 'Central Park,' 'Tuca & Bertie' and 'Undone' offer voters the opportunity to clear the remaining cobwebs off the category this year. A glaring Emmy injustice was rectified last year when Netflix's BoJack Horseman — easily one of the smartest, funniest, best-written, best-looking and best-acted comedies of the past decade — finally garnered its first outstanding animated program nomination. Centered on the eponymous washed-up sitcom star (voiced by Will Arnett), Raphael Bob-Waksberg's Hollywood satire was hardly a hidden gem; fans and critics were united in their resounding praise. Its conspicuous absence from Emmy contention led some commentators to wonder whether BoJack was too acerbic — or too honest — in its near-nihilistic depiction of show business for the TV Academy to warm up to it. Whatever the reason, … [Read more...] about Critic’s Notebook: Can Emmy Voters Look Beyond ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Family Guy’ in the Animation Race?