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“Difficult People” isn’t for everyone, but that’s a big factor in its charm. The always whipsmart, fast-paced comedy created by Julie Klausner is extremely insular in its focus on Julie (Klausner) and Billy (Billy Eichner), pop culture-obsessed New York comedians whose bad attitudes are often the cause of their problems. But that focus means that as the show has progressed, the characters have had the chance to… well, maybe not “grow,” in the traditional sitcom sense. However, they do seem capable of change.
Which is good news, as Season 3 of a series like this could easily fall into a more-of-the-same trap. The core principles of “Difficult People” haven’t been altered — Julie and Billy are still best friends, and still relatively disdainful of anyone outside their friendship. But, based on the five episodes screened, “Difficult People” isn’t interested in treading water this season, contributing to a richer, »
- Liz Shannon Miller
Difficult People gets political, going wholly anti-“Bazinga!” in its Season 3 premiere.
The Hulu comedy returned Tuesday with three episodes, beginning with Billy and Julie interrupting CBS’ live broadcast of Sunday in the Park With George, which has been retitled Bazinga in the Park With George and stars the cast of The Big Bang Theory. Billy’s sign reads “Keep your Bazinga! out of my park,” and it’s perfect.
Not to worry, though. While Enemy No. 1 is now the Chuck Lorre sitcom, »
One year ago, the Democratic National Convention was buzzing with celebrities like Meryl Streep, Lena Dunham, and Elizabeth Banks. But none of them had closer proximity to the candidate than Chloë Grace Moretz, who took the stage 45 minutes before Hillary Clinton.
“It was one of the happiest moments of my life, that’s for sure,” recalls Moretz, 20, on a recent afternoon, sitting with her two-month-old pug, Ruby. The actress had such a plum spot at the DNC because organizers were hoping she’d reach first-time millennial voters.
Moretz has something in common with her multitasking generation: She knows what it’s like to burn out as a teenager. After appearing in dozens of movies since she was a pint-size kid, Moretz realized at 18 that she needed a yearlong break. She left her home in Los Angeles for a solitary vacation in Tulum, Mexico, embarked on a few road trips, dated and spent time with her friends — a »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Normally a packed Italian restaurant and bar in the East Village of New York City, San Marzano has been transformed into Lola’s D’s Café (more on that name change in a bit), a less busy café run by Denise (Gabourey Sidibe) and Nate (Derrick Baskin), where Billy Epstein (Billy Eichner) works on Difficult People. During Et’s visit to the set of the Hulu comedy, which just so happens to be a day they’re filming scenes from the season three finale, things are noticeably different.
For one thing, there’s that name. Normally called D’s Café, the place has been taken over by Lola, an outspoken transgender waitress played by the bitingly funny Shakina Nayfack. “Lola saved us from Sephora,” Denise explains to the staff -- Billy, Lola, Denise, Nate and Matthew (Cole Escola), who has triumphantly returned from a Supermarket Sweep-turned-Scientology fiasco -- gathered around a table. But there’s »
The Internet is giving folks a strange crop for August, courtesy of an eclectic mix of high-concept comedies, audacious original movies and foreign imports modeled after familiar narratives. Wet Hot American Summer gets brought back from the great beyond yet again and Netflix raises the curtain on its big superhero team-up show; Amazon hosts a pair of off-kilter sitcoms; and the most gleefully sadistic film franchise in recent memory comes online. Here's your must-stream guide for the next month.
Comrade Detective (Amazon, Aug. 4th)
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Hulu has released the trailer for Difficult People Season 3, which premieres Tuesday, Aug. 8. Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner are among good company in the star-studded promo, with appearances by Lucy Liu (Elementary), Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Maury Povich (say what?), and a (heated) argument between Eichner and Sulu himself, John Cho.
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Fire Emblem Fates was a Fire Emblem game like no other: intentionally difficult with a rushed translation and created to feed off of Awakening, a game that’s actually innovative. With the only positives being found in the game’s character design and main theme, Fire Emblem‘s version of The Maury Povich Show proved to be a crappy […]
The post ‘Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows Of Valentia’ Game Review: A Gift From The Lord appeared first on uInterview. »
- Sean Fahey
Cars! Cars! Cars! What climate accord, when we’re celebrating the internal combustion engine! One of the best of the breezy ’70s action comedies, this cross-country road race picture gave us early looks at Gary Busey and Raul Julia in the midst of an always-amusing ensemble of car crazies, out to go from Manhattan to the Pacific in less than two days, at speeds up 175 mph! No 55 speed limit, no catalytic converters!
1976 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 107 min. / Street Date June 13, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99
Cinematography: Richard C. Glouner
Original Music: Dominic Frontiere
Written by Chuck Bail, »
- Glenn Erickson
Cooper (left) with Sesac CEO John Josephson
Music creators are “at a major crossroads” in seeking proper payment for their work, veteran entertainment attorney Jay L. Cooper said in receiving Sesac’s Visionary Award at its annual Film and Television Composers Awards Wednesday night at Casa del Mar in Santa Monica, Calif. Approximately 220 composers, songwriters and other members of the L.A. music community attended the event. Others honored for their music in films, TV, streaming media and advertising included Christophe Beck (“Trolls”), Danny Lux (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Dennis C. Brown (“Two and a Half Men”), John Swihart (“How I Met Your Mother”), Paul Buckley (“2 Broke Girls”), Evan Frankfort (“Dog Whisperer”) and Jon Ehrlich (“Goliath”).
Cooper, whose clients include Katy Perry, Sheryl Crow, John Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, Mel Brooks and “The Voice,” said “something is wrong” when technology has made it possible for musicians to reach the widest audience in history, yet »
- Jon Burlingame
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A short, fan-made video of Darth Vader learning he is the father of Luke and Leia while appearing as a guest on Maury Povich's show has gone viral.
The short, which has subtitles but no sound, was posted to Imgur by user yaemd on Thursday, and the video has already racked up more than 2 million views.
The clip is really well done, splicing together random scenes of Vader with shots from Maury.
The faux statement Vader gives to producers, which it appears Maury reads, says "Padme is lying. I never had sex with her. Not once. I can't be the father of »
- Ryan Parker
The 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were handed out on Sunday evening at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, and NBC’s Days of Our Lives and CBS’ The Young and the Restless led the soap opera pack with six total wins each, including trophies picked up at the Creative Arts ceremony.
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Y&R had entered this year’s Daytime Emmys with the most nominations of any soap (25). Gh and B&B each started out with 23 nods, »
The National Academy of Television has announced the nominations for the 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards. “The Young and the Restless” leads the pack with 25 nods, including Outstanding Drama Series, two bids for Outstanding Lead Actress for Gina Tognoni and Jess Walton, and two for Outstanding Lead Actor for Peter Bergman and Kristoff St. John.
Competing for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show are “The View,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Maury,” “Live With Kelly,” and “The Talk.” The ladies of “The View” are also in the run for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Hosts.
The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will take place April 30, in Pasadena, California. See below the nominees in the main categories.
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actress
- Yoselin Acevedo
The nominations are in!
It was announced Thursday on CBS' The Talk that Et is among this year's Daytime Emmy noms for Outstanding Entertainment News Program!
To see more nods, see the list below:
More: 2016 Daytime Emmy Awards Nominations: Et, 'The Insider' and 'The Talk' Score Nods!
Outstanding Drama series
Days of Our Lives, NBC
General Hospital, ABC
Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series
The Bay The Series, Amazon
Red Bird, Amazon
Tainted Dreams, Amazon
Tough Love Web Series, YouTube.com
Venice The Series, www.venicetheseries.com
Outstanding Morning Program
CBS Sunday Morning, CBS
CBS This Morning, CBS
Good Morning America, ABC
Today Show, NBC
Outstanding Talk Show / Informative
The Chew, ABC
The Kitchen, Food Network
Outstanding Talk Show / Entertainment
The Talk, CBS
The View, ABC
Maury, NBC Live with »
CBS and its stalwart soap “The Young & the Restless” lead the pack in nominations for the 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards.
CBS grabbed a total of 70 noms, paced by “Young & the Restless” with 25 bids.
Joining Williams and Connick in the entertainment talk show host category are Kelly Ripa of “Live,” the hosts of “Talk” (Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood), “View” (Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar »
- Variety Staff
Nominations for the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced on Wednesday on CBS’ The Talk, and it looks to be a horse race among the four surviving sudsers.
RelatedDays of Our Lives Renewed at NBC
CBS’ The Young and the Restless walked away with a slight lead, amassing 25 total nods to the 23 netted by both ABC’s General Hospital and CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful. NBC’s Days of Our Lives followed closed with 22 nominations.
This year’s Daytime Emmys will be held Sunday, April 30 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Southern California, with the Creative Arts »
Kimmel shared some home video footage of his wife's trip to the obstetrician on Monday's Jimmy Kimmel Live. The sweet family moment all went downhill when the host's long-time "mortal enemy," Matt Damon, walked through the door.
Despite his promise to stop having sex with Kimmel's wife, Damon claimed he's the one who got McNearney pregnant and came up with the perfect way to figure out who gets to be the dad: let the baby decide.
Leaning down next to the mom-to-be's baby bump, Damon spoke to the baby in dulcet tones and laid out the options.
"Hello baby! We don’t know if you're a boy or a girl, but you have a choice of daddies," Damon »
16 items from 2017
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