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‘Transparent’ Creator Jill Soloway Explains Not Bashing Jeffrey Tambour in New Memoir

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‘Transparent’ Creator Jill Soloway Explains Not Bashing Jeffrey Tambour in New Memoir
In their new memoir, Jill Soloway does not spend a lot of time bashing Jeffrey Tambor, a decision the “Transparent” co-creator told Entertainment Weekly was about taking ownership of their own actions.

“It’s such a dangerous time right now. I just wanted to really reveal the places where I felt like I didn’t stand up and be the best person I should be,” Soloway said about “She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy,” released Oct. 15. “I really wanted to take responsibility for my own behavior and not be in a place where I’m going after people. Going after people can be exhilarating. It’s not enough to just be angry at men. It isn’t going to get us anywhere.

Also Read: Emmys and #MeToo: 'Transparent' Shut Out of Nominations

“I think men who are in power right now are really confused,” Soloway continued.
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Will ‘Homecoming’ be Amazon’s first Best Drama Series nominee at Golden Globes?

The Golden Globe Awards has been in a love affair with Amazon the past four years, handing out wins and nominations to its series and stars — all but one of which have been on the comedy/musical side. Amazon has yet to field Best Drama Series Golden Globe nominee, but that could finally change this year with the streaming service’s new half-hour psychological thriller “Homecoming.”

Based on the Gimlet Media podcast of the same name, “Homecoming” is directed by Sam Esmail (“Mr.Robot”) and written by Micah Bloomberg and Eli Horowitz. The series follows Heidi Bergman (Julia Roberts), a counselor at Homecoming, a facility that helps soldiers adjust back to civilian life, who interviews the soldiers upon return from combat. While she is committed to the cause, her impatient and controlling boss, Colin Belfast (Bobby Cannavale), is more interested in what these soldiers are holding onto. Years later, Heidi
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'The Spy Who Dumped Me' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Ant-Man and the Wasp Unfriended: Dark Web 55 Steps (biographical drama about Eleanor Riese; Helena Bonham Carter, Hilary Swank Jeffrey Tambor...
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Rt Reporter Exits Network After ‘Misguided’ Praise of Stalin’s Gulags

Rt Reporter Exits Network After ‘Misguided’ Praise of Stalin’s Gulags
Rt America’s Washington correspondent Sameera Khan has left the network just days after tweeting out praise of Russian dictator Joseph Stalin’s gulags.

In a Twitter thread, Khan said that last Friday was her last day at the Russian state-owned media company and that her departure was planned weeks before her comments about the Soviet prison camps.

“As many of you may already know, I resigned from my position at Rt a couple of weeks ago. Friday was my final day of work,” she said. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my colleagues in DC, London, and Moscow for their consistent support, guidance, and cooperation. It was an absolute privilege to work with such an outstanding group of people.”

“I submitted my resignation on September 30th — a week prior to that hilariously overblown tweet,” she added. “I am sure there will be many questions
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Transparent: Season Five; Amazon Series to End with Musical Episode

What's in store for Transparent's final season? Deadline reports the Amazon TV show's fifth and final season will end with a musical episode.

As reported earlier, the award-winning series was put on hold after star Jeffrey Tambor was fired last year amid allegations of sexual harassment. The cast also includes Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, Rob Huebel, and Kathryn Hahn.

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‘Transparent’ Plots Feature-Length Musical Episode for Series Finale

‘Transparent’ Plots Feature-Length Musical Episode for Series Finale
Transparent will wrap its fifth and final season with a feature-length musical episode. Jill Soloway, creator of the acclaimed series, told the New York Times that they’re aiming to craft the piece as “Jesus Christ Superstar mixed with La La Land mixed with Flight of the Conchords with something more Jewish thrown in. A little Yentl.”

Soloway detailed their process behind the episode, noting that they have been collaborating on music with their sister Faith and transgender actress-musician Shakina Nayfack (who plays Lola on Hulu’s Difficult People).

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‘Transparent’ Will Conclude With a Musical Episode, Jill Soloway Teases ‘La La Land’ by Way of ‘Yentl’

‘Transparent’ Will Conclude With a Musical Episode, Jill Soloway Teases ‘La La Land’ by Way of ‘Yentl’
There has been much speculation surrounding the final season of “Transparent,” the Amazon Original series created by Jill Soloway. The show’s future was in limbo after the departure of star Jeffrey Tambor, who was fired by Amazon following allegations of sexual harassment on set (Tambor denies the allegations). In an interview with The New York Times, Soloway promised a fitting finale for the Emmy-winning series — complete with musical numbers.

“It will hopefully feel like ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ mixed with ‘La La Land’ mixed with ‘Flight of the Conchords’ with something more Jewish thrown in,” Soloway said. “A little ‘Yentl.’”

Transparent” was based on Soloway’s lived experience of seeing a parent transition, and Soloway and their sister, Faith Soloway, had been kicking around the musical idea long before “Transparent.”

“This idea of music rescuing our family was all there,” Soloway said. “So we’re like, Let’s just keep blowing on the flame.
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‘Transparent’ To End Upcoming Final Season With A Feature-Length Musical Episode

What do you do when the lead actor in your Emmy Award-winning TV series gets fired in between seasons? If you’re Jill Soloway, the creator and showrunner of “Transparent, and Jeffrey Tambor is fired, you end the entire series with a two-hour musical.

Read More: ‘Transparent’ Season 5 Will Be “Closure” As Creator Jill Soloway Looks “Beyond” The Show

In a new profile for the New York Times, it’s revealed that Soloway plans to continue “Transparent,” minus the lead actor, for one more season.

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‘Transparent’ Series Finale Will Be a Musical Episode

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‘Transparent’ Series Finale Will Be a Musical Episode
Transparent” will end its fifth and final season with a musical episode, series creator Jill Soloway told the New York Times on Saturday.

“It will hopefully feel like ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ mixed with ‘La La Land’ mixed with ‘Flight of the Conchords’ with something more Jewish thrown in,” Soloway said. “A little ‘Yentl.'”

The Times reported that the episode will be a two-hour production set to air sometime next fall.

However, an individual with knowledge of the matter told TheWrap that the episode’s specific running time, and other creative details, are still being figured out.

Also Read: From 'Transparent' to 'Pose' and Beyond: How Trans Writers Are Changing Hollywood's Script

The upcoming fifth season, which has no premiere date yet, will be the first since the show’s star Jeffrey Tambor was fired by the studio in February.

Tambor was accused last November of
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‘Transparent’ To End Fifth And Final Season With Feature-Length Musical Episode

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‘Transparent’ To End Fifth And Final Season With Feature-Length Musical Episode
It looks like Transparent is going to end season 5 — and the series — with a musical bang.

Series creator Jill Soloway told the New York Times that the Emmy-winning Amazon drama will be getting the musical treatment. Soloway has been working with their sister Faith on music with trans actress Shakina Nayfack, who is known for her role as Lola on Difficult People and also her music.

“It will hopefully feel like Jesus Christ Superstar mixed with La La Land mixed with Flight of the Conchords with something more Jewish thrown in,” Soloway tells Nyt. “A little Yentl.”

The Jesus Christ Superstar comparisons aren’t a far reach for the series as it was folded into the narrative of season four with members of the family Pfefferman singing songs from the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical throughout the season.

We have learned that the episode will not be a separate project from the series,
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Amazon Bringing Transparent Musical to Life

The show's not over yet; it looks like Transparent might just be returning to Amazon as a two-hour musical movie next.

Creator Jill Soloway revealed to the New York Times (via EW) that in the wake of Jeffrey Tambor's firing from the hit series, the family would be coming back by way of a

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Transparent Creator Touts Two-Hour Musical, to Serve as Series Finale

Transparent Creator Touts Two-Hour Musical, to Serve as Series Finale
Transparent — which was previously said to be returning for a fifth and final season without disgraced leading man Jeffrey Tambor — is now on track to conclude with a feature-length (streaming) musical.

In a New York Times profile, series creator Jill Soloway and their sister, Faith, are said to be working on music with transgender performer Shakina Nayfack. The musical would reportedly stream on Amazon in fall 2019.

“It will hopefully feel like Jesus Christ Superstar mixed with La La Land mixed with Flight of the Conchords with something more Jewish thrown in,” Soloway said. “A little Yentl.” (Fans of Transparent will
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Helena Bonham Carter On Harvey Weinstein, #MeToo & The Difficulties Surrounding Eleanor Riese Drama ’55 Steps’

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Helena Bonham Carter On Harvey Weinstein, #MeToo & The Difficulties Surrounding Eleanor Riese Drama ’55 Steps’
Helena Bonham Carter has lifted the lid on a number of controversial subjects including her relationship with Harvey Weinstein, #MeToo and the difficulties surrounding her latest film, 55 Steps.

In an interview with The Guardian, the Fight Club star called Weinstein a “bully” and said that she thought his behavior over the years was “chilling” but added that she never thought it would come back to haunt him.

“I found the way he treated certain people chilling – without any kind of respect. There were many times I disagreed with the way he behaved, and I don’t mean sexually,” she said. “There were times when Harvey asked me to do certain things, and I said no. I knew I was running a thin line. Standing up to him wasn’t an easy thing to do because I knew I could potentially lose work.”

One example she gave of working with
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5 Ways the Entertainment Industry Has Changed In the Wake of Harvey Weinstein, #MeToo, and Time’s Up

Looking back, the headline couldn’t do the story justice. On Thursday, October 5, 2017, the New York Times published what would become a Pulitzer Prize-winning expose from journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey: “Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades.” Scores of Weinstein’s misdeeds were recounted in just over 3,500 words, centered around decades of alleged sexual harassment and abuse. Fallout was swift: Within a week, Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company, Ronan Farrow published his own expose in The New Yorker, scores of other victims came forward with their stories of alleged Weinstein sex crimes, and Weinstein became a Hollywood pariah.

A year after the Weinstein story broke, the conversation has extended well into Hollywood and beyond. Countless other powerful and famous men have been felled by accusations, victims and advocates have bonded together in hopes of evolution and healing, and the industry has attempted to keep up with seismic change.
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Helena Bonham Carter stars in trailer for mental illness drama 55 Steps

Ahead of its digital release next month, Sony Pictures has debuted a new trailer for the upcoming drama 55 Steps. Directed by Bille August, it tells the true story of Eleanor Riese, played by Helena Bonham Carter, a mental illness patient who fought for the right for competent patients to gain the rights to have a say in the medication they are administered while in hospital. The film features a cast that also includes Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Tambor, Tim Plester, Michael Culkin, and Jonathan Kerrigan; watch it here…

55 Steps is based on the inspiring true story of Eleanor Riese, a mental illness patient herself, who brings a class action suit to give competent mental patients the right to have a say in their medication while they’re in a hospital, and Colette Hughes, the lawyer appointed to her case.

55 Steps is set for a digital release on October 16th, followed
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Helena Bonham Carter & Hilary Swank in Trailer for Drama '55 Steps'

"They were forcing medications on her. This is about the right to refuse." Sony Pictures has debuted a new official trailer for an indie drama titled 55 Steps, telling the true story of a woman named Eleanor Riese, a mental illness patient who brought a class action suit to give competent mental patients the right to have a say in their medication while they're in a hospital. The current title, 55 Steps, is a reference to the amount of steps in the hallway at the hospital. The film has also gone under the title of Eleanor & Colette in other countries. Helena Bonham Carter stars as Eleanor, and Hilary Swank stars as Colette, her lawyer who becomes a good friend. The cast includes Jeffrey Tambor, Richard Riddell, Johan Heldenbergh, Michael Culkin, Jonathan Kerrigan, and Tim Plester. The film originally premiered at Tiff last year. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Bille August's 55 Steps,
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Emmy episode analysis: Bill Hader (‘Barry’) taps into his inner pain to wow the audience in ‘Loud, Fast, and Keep Going’

Emmy episode analysis: Bill Hader (‘Barry’) taps into his inner pain to wow the audience in ‘Loud, Fast, and Keep Going’
Bill Hader is one of the biggest nominees at this year’s Emmy Awards. Before this year he already had 10 career nominations for his work as an actor and producer on “Saturday Night Live,” “Documentary Now!” and “South Park.” He actually won a trophy for Best Animated Program for “South Park” in 2009 for the episode “Margaritaville.” Now Hader adds five more nominations to his tally for guest-hosting “Saturday Night Live” and for writing, directing, producing and starring in the HBO series “Barry.”

For his Best Comedy Actor nomination for playing hitman-turned-actor Barry Berkman, Hader has submitted the episode “Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast, and Keep Going” to Emmy voters. It opens with the aftermath of the ambush that ended the previous episode. One of the Colombian cartel members finds Barry hiding behind a car and is about to shoot him, but Barry’s old Marine buddy Chris (Christopher Marquette) kills the assailant first,
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‘House of Cards’ Final Season Trailer: Say Hello To Your First Female President

2018 could be known as the year, television tried to purge itself of its demons. This year, you had Roseanne Barr kicked to the curb from “Roseanne” for racists comments, Jeffrey Tambor fired from Amazon’s “Transparent” for bad behavior and sexual harassment and finally, Kevin Spacey impeached from Netflix’s “House Of Cards” for allegations of sexual harassment, abuse and rape.

Continue reading ‘House of Cards’ Final Season Trailer: Say Hello To Your First Female President at The Playlist.
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Emmy episode analysis: Ted Danson (‘The Good Place’) is devilishly good as a forking demon in ‘Dance Dance Resolution’

Emmy episode analysis: Ted Danson (‘The Good Place’) is devilishly good as a forking demon in ‘Dance Dance Resolution’
Well, it took two forking years, but “The Good Place” finally got some Emmy love for Ted Danson. The two-time Best Comedy Actor winner for “Cheers” (1990 and 1993) competes in the category once again for playing a crafty underworld demon with a heart of gold in the NBC sitcom.

It’s the 16th nomination overall for the actor. He competed nine other times for “Cheers”, three times for “Damages”, and once for the TV movie “Something About Amelia” (Best Movie/Mini Actor in 1984).

Danson submitted the episode “Dance Dance Resolution” for Emmy consideration. In it, Michael (Danson) gives a pep talk to himself and then tries to restart his “Good Place” afterlife scenario in an attempt to trick Eleanor (Kristen Bell) and her friends. But he goes through reboot after reboot as the group continues to figure out his devious plan. Growing even more desperate, he proposes an alliance with them
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Emmy episode analysis: Donald Glover (‘Atlanta’) transforms into the terrifying ‘Teddy Perkins’

Emmy episode analysis: Donald Glover (‘Atlanta’) transforms into the terrifying ‘Teddy Perkins’
Donald Glover is on top of the world after winning two Emmys for the first season of “Atlanta” and a Grammy for his song “Redbone,” then releasing the most buzzed about music video of 2018, “This Is America,” and appearing in the latest “Star Wars” film, “Solo.” The multi-hyphenate is now nominated for five Emmys, four of them for starring in, producing, directing and writing “Atlanta.” As the reigning champion for Best Comedy Actor, he is looking to defend his crown with a historic second win.

Glover has submitted the widely praised “Teddy Perkins” episode for Emmy consideration. It features Glover in whiteface as a disquieting figure named Teddy Perkins, a music legend whom Darius (Lakeith Stanfield) meets at the Perkins mansion to take away an old piano. A clearly haunted Teddy gradually discloses his and his brother’s troubled past with their abusive father, and the situation becomes dangerous when
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