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For the first time ever, the 2017 Primetime Emmys will hand out an award for Outstanding Music Supervision, acknowledging the creative contributions made by the music supervisors on TV series. It’s an award that’s long overdue; music supervision is an often misunderstood art form thought to be as simple as pulling songs off an iPod. “There’s so much work that goes into it that you don’t see on the screen,” says Amanda Krieg Thomas, »
It took 20 minutes for the cast and creators of “The Americans” to address the elephant in the room.
For a show that centers around undercover Kgb Russian spies in America, bringing up President Donald Trump seemed like an expected segue. During the FX show’s Fyc event at the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy on Thursday evening, Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, executive producers and writers for “The Americans,” said they already broke the story for Season 5 right as Trump was getting elected and preparing to enter office.
Fields said when writing, they tried to isolate themselves into a bubble of the 1980s to stick to the show’s setting. However, the current political climate subtly tapped onto their subconscious.
“It sure impacts the questions we get,” Fields laughed, in regards to Trump’s influence on the show. “It also clearly impacts the way in which the show is experienced by the audience as it »
- Rebecca Rubin
Warning: The following contains spoilers for Tuesday’s Season 5 finale of The Americans. Proceed with caution, comrades.
Just when Philip and Elizabeth think they’re out… the Center pulls them back in.
The Americans‘ Season 5 finale shattered the Russian spies’ dreams of returning to the motherland: Kimberly’s CIA dad got promoted to head of the Soviet division, making her an invaluable asset for Philip to hold onto, meaning the Jennings couldn’t abandon their post. Plus, Paige toughened up to the point where she could walk through that scary parking lot by herself at night, and Stan’s girlfriend »
Three bonafide classics of the rock ‘n’ roll canon are one step closer to getting their long-awaited official music videos!
Last December, in celebration of the legendary Elton John‘s 50 year songwriting partnership with master lyricist Bernie Taupin, the duo launched ‘Elton John: The Cut,’ in partnership with YouTube. The competition gave undiscovered talent across the globe an opportunity to create music videos for three of John’s best loved tracks—“Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer” and “Bennie and the Jets”—all released before the advent of MTV.
Now, People can exclusively announce the winners.
90-second video treatments were submitted from over 50 countries in January. »
- Jordan Runtagh
Judy Garland was immortalized as she happily skipped down the Yellow Brick Road with the Munchkins in one of the most beloved movies of all time, “The Wizard of Oz.” However, her ex-husband claims that in real life the then-teenage actress was tormented by the Munchkins and was repeatedly sexually harassed by them on set. “They would make Judy’s life miserable on set by putting their hands under her dress … The men were 40 or more years old,” Sid Luft wrote in new, posthumous memoir titled “Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland.” “They thought they could get away with anything because. »
- Debbie Emery
Comedian Patton Oswalt had a field day with the hashtag #GoldenShowers after it became a trend on Twitter on Thursday, giving a play-by-play of the hashtag overtaking other trending topics. “Can #GoldenShowers beat #DylannRoof? It’s yellow sensuality vs. white supremacy!” read one tweet. In another tweet, the actor and comedian asked Elton John to play at the inauguration, under one condition. “Hey @eltonofficial: Agree to play the inauguration, but only to play ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.'” Also Read: Here's Why 'Golden Showers' Is Trending (Yes, It Involves Trump) On Tuesday, #GoldenShowers started trending on the social media platform because of a story involving, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
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