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Watch Kristen Bell's 4-Year-Old Serenade Ben Platt With a Song From His New Album

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Kristen Bell's daughters have picked up on her love of singing, and my god, they're so freakin' cute. Shortly after Kristen took a Lizzo-filled car ride with her youngest, Delta, she shared another video of the 4-year-old serenading The Politician's Ben Platt with a song from his own album. His reaction is basically a mirror image of mine: "That was so good!"

Filmed in July, the clip shows Delta, Kristen's daughter with husband Dax Shepard, singing Ben's song "Run Away" while he visits for Kristen's birthday party. "This video is perhaps my most favorite video ever taken," Kristen captioned the post. "It's of the lovely @bensplatt patiently listening to my 4 yr old serenade him with a song from his album. She's *almost* as obsessed with him as I am."

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11 actors who won Emmys for Ryan Murphy shows: Jessica Lange, Billy Porter, Sarah Paulson …

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11 actors who won Emmys for Ryan Murphy shows: Jessica Lange, Billy Porter, Sarah Paulson …
Ryan Murphy has become the go-to person for actors who want to win Emmy Awards. In fact, 11 different actors have won Emmys for appearing in a Murphy production since 2010, for roles that are both humorous and monstrous. Starting with “Glee,” an astonishing 41 actors have been recognized with a nomination by the TV academy, mostly in the limited series/movie categories. It’s no surprise Murphy’s name is typically heard at least once or twice per Emmy telecast, whether in speeches thanking him or for nominations of his own for directing, producing and writing. Click through our photo gallery above to see which actors have claimed Emmys for Murphy shows.

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Murphy’s Emmy dominance began with the first season of “Glee,” which netted seven acting nominations and two wins, for supporting actress Jane Lynch and guest star Neil Patrick Harris.
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Variety’s Power of Women Celebrates Honorees’ Voices and Activism

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Variety’s Power of Women Celebrates Honorees’ Voices and Activism
When Jennifer Aniston was 11, she was casually dismissed from the dinner table by a parental figure “because I ‘didn’t have anything interesting to add to the conversation.’”

That belittlement has stayed with the “Friends” and “The Morning Show” star through to adulthood, prompting her to muse at Variety‘s Power of Women luncheon on the messages society sends to children — young girls in particular — about power and voice.

“It’s funny, I’ve never actually thought of myself as ‘powerful.’ Strong, yes. But powerful, not [really],” Aniston told hundreds of attendees. “It’s a distinction I’ve actually been thinking about a lot lately because that word — ‘power’ and its counterpart, ‘abuse of power’ — keeps coming up in light of what is happening in our country and in our industry, a rebalancing of the scales, I guess you could say.”

That theme resonated throughout the event at the Beverly Wilshire
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Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals Why She Forgets What Marvel Movies She's Been In: 'It Is Confusing'

Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals Why She Forgets What Marvel Movies She's Been In: 'It Is Confusing'
Gwyneth Paltrow is opening up about why she can’t seem to keep track of all the Marvel films she’s been in.

The actress, 47, spoke to Elle magazine about the films, saying, “It is confusing because there are so many Marvel movies.”

The mother of two also admitted she hasn’t seen most of them.

“To be honest, I haven’t seen very many of them,” Paltrow said. “It’s really stupid and I’m sorry, but I’m a 47-year-old mother.”

Earlier this month, Paltrow said she hadn’t seen 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming despite appearing in it with Tom Holland,
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‘Merrily We Roll Along’: Ben Platt Details Richard Linklater’s 20-Year Production Schedule

‘Merrily We Roll Along’: Ben Platt Details Richard Linklater’s 20-Year Production Schedule
When news first hit that Richard Linklater would apply the extended shooting schedule first utilized on his Oscar winner “Boyhood” towards an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along,” some film fans wondered if they’d even be around to see the final film. Linklater enlisted indie darling Beanie Feldstein and Tony winner Ben Platt for the ambitious project, which will film over the course of 20 years. Now starring in Ryan Murphy’s “The Politician” on Netflix, Platt revealed that the cast has already shot the first sequence of the film, adding that Linklater’s ideal shooting schedule will hew as closely as possible to the timeline laid out in the original show.

“I really admire ‘Boyhood,’ and I thought when he came to me with the project that it was such a brilliant marriage of that concept with this material. I feel like people are hearing ’20-year musical’ and ‘Richard Linklater,
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Rahne Jones

When Homeland Security employee Rahne Jones decided definitively to become an actress, she didn’t get wishy-washy on the topic. Instead, she simply quit her job and moved to New York to pursue the dream. After a handful of community theater stints, she landed the role of Skye on the Netflix original series ‘The Politician’. With that accomplishment stuffed firmly in her pocket, Rahne has set the groundwork for herself in the entertainment field, since the show has garnered enough viewers to gain her the popularity she needs for future success. But what is known about this somewhat elusive actress? Not

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Rahne Jones
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Kerry Washington Joins Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Film ‘The Prom’

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Kerry Washington Joins Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Film ‘The Prom’
The cast for Ryan Murphy’s first Netflix film “The Prom” continues to fill out as Kerry Washington has joined a loaded cast that includes Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Ariana Grande, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells.

Streep will play Dee Dee Allen, a two-time Tony winner who partners with Barry Glickman (Corden) in a musical about Eleanor Roosevelt that turns out to be a flop. After disastrous reviews, the pair teams with fellow Broadway vets Angie Dickinson (Kidman) and Trent Oliver (Rannells) to find a cause to get behind in order to revive their careers. They end up rallying around Emma, an Indiana teenager who is banned from attending her high school prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa.

Washington, whose role has not yet been disclosed, is also set to star in the Lionsgate action film “Shadow Force” alongside Sterling K. Brown and will appear in the Netflix film “American Son,
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Gwyneth Paltrow Explains Why She Forgets Which Marvel Movies She's In

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Gwyneth Paltrow Explains Why She Forgets Which Marvel Movies She's In
Gwyneth Paltrow is sorry she doesn't know too much about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actress says she hasn't seen many of the movies because she's a "47-year old mother." Paltrow started making headlines over the summer amongst comic book fans when she revealed to Jon Favreau that she had no idea they were in Spider-Man: Homecoming together. She has since revealed she hasn't seen Avengers: Endgame, she didn't know who Sebastian Stan is, and she didn't know Samuel L. Jackson was in the McU, even though they've been in the same movie more than once.

Gwyneth Paltrow has been involved in the McU since the beginning. She has appeared in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame, though she forgets sometimes. As for being aware of the jokes online about her limited McU knowledge, she says, "I never read stuff,
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Ben Platt on Coming Out and the Queerness of ‘The Politician’

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Ben Platt on Coming Out and the Queerness of ‘The Politician’
Ben Platt never imagined he would one day star in a series like “The Politician.”

“I didn’t think I could be a star of a show in general starting out. I think I was like, ‘I’ll do Broadway. I can be on stage and I can play Jimmy in “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and Nathan Detroit [in “Guys and Dolls”] and that’ll be that,’” Platt says on this week’s episode of the Variety and iHeart podcast “The Big Ticket.” “I’d still like to do those things, but I think as life has progressed, my view of what’s possible has just grown and grown and grown.”

I sat down with Platt recently at New York’s 92nd Street Y, where he was appearing in conversation with his “Politician” co-star Judith Light.

In “The Politician,” co-created by Ryan Murphy, Platt plays a scheming high school senior running for class president.
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‘The Politician’ Cast Reveal Their Hopes for Season 2 of Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Hit

‘The Politician’ Cast Reveal Their Hopes for Season 2 of Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Hit
[Editor’s Note: The following story contains spoilers for Season 1 of “The Politician.”]

As with any Ryan Murphy show, the season finale of “The Politician” took a big swing, jumping ahead in time three years in order to set up a brand new reality for Season 2. With the introduction of Judith Light and Bette Midler’s characters, and the final revelation that Ben Platt’s Payton Hobart will be mounting a campaign for New York State Senator, Murphy once again proved that anything is possible in his universe. Series regular Lucy Boynton, who plays school mean girl Astrid, put it succinctly: “You know [Season 2 is] gonna be so different from Season 1. It has to be, it’s Ryan.”

Just how different the second season of the soapy political drama will be is yet to be seen, but judging from the shenanigans in Season 1, Murphy will continue to push the envelope. Though we’re told actual details are being kept as mum as those for a Marvel movie,
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Ben Platt Sang "Run Away" on The Late Late Show, and Now I Want Him to Sing to Me Forever

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Ben Platt is never one to not show off his vocal chops - or make me weep in the process. The actor and star of The Politician made an appearance on The Late Late Show With James Corden on Monday night during which he briefly spoke with host James Corden about his new Netflix series before taking the stage to perform "Run Away," a song from his new album, Sing to Me Instead.

The song is a beautiful piano ballad that's reportedly a tribute to the 25-year-old's parents and the example that they set for him in terms of how he views romantic relationships. Sweet, right? Catch Platt's full performance in the video above.
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How Zoey Deutch Turned Her ''Debilitating'' Anxiety Into Her ''Superpower''

How Zoey Deutch Turned Her ''Debilitating'' Anxiety Into Her ''Superpower''
You saw her living a lie in Ryan Murphy's The Politician and, now, Zoey Deutch is getting honest. In the November cover interview for Cosmopolitan, the actress opened up about her lifelong mental health struggle. "I came into this world with anxiety," the 24-year-old told the outlet. "I used to hold my breath from anxiety when I was a baby and it would make me faint." Deutch, whose parents are Back To The Future actress Lea Thompson and Pretty in Pink director Howard Deutch, shared that her anxiety can be painful and all-consuming, but it keeps her centered. "There are times when it's debilitating," she revealed. "And there are times when it...
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Performer of the Week: Alisha Wainwright

Performer of the Week: Alisha Wainwright
The Performer | Alisha Wainwright

The Show | Raising Dion

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You know what’s not so super? Being a superhero’s mom. But in Netflix’s new series Raising Dion, Alisha Wainwright makes all of that worry, wonder and Wtf? look really good. The Shadowhunters alum stars as Nicole, a widow
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The Politician Is Just the Latest in a Series of Shows About This Disturbing Syndrome

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Sweet mothers scamming the world? It's not a new idea, but the storyline is certainly having an onscreen moment. From Patricia Clarkson's doting Adora Preaker on Sharp Objects to Patricia Arquette's manipulative Dee Dee Blanchard on The Act, Munchausen syndrome by proxy has been a terrifying point of interest in pop culture recently. It rears its twisted head again with Jessica Lange's campy Dusty Jackson in The Politician, the new Ryan Murphy-helmed Netflix series.

Msbp is when a caregiver fakes or causes the physical or mental symptoms of a healthy individual under their care, usually a child, to gain sympathy and special attention. The mental disorder - and form of abuse - has long intrigued many Hollywood creatives on the troubling psychology of why a person would hurt a loved one. If you're convinced you've been seeing this dynamic onscreen more and more lately, scroll ahead
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The Politician Finale Recap: A Big Time Jump and a New Campaign Set Up a Wild Season 2 — Are You Voting Yes?

Warning: This post contains spoilers for all eight Season 1 episodes of Netflix’s The Politician.

After a season full of high school campaign warfare, The Politician started fresh with its Season 1 finale, introducing a pair of new characters and mapping out a bold new future for itself.

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The finale jumps forward in time several years,
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The Politician Isn't the First Time Laura Dreyfuss Worked With Ryan Murphy and Ben Platt, Fyi

The Politician hits Netflix on Sept. 27, and just like many of Ryan Murphy's projects, it includes a handful of recognizable faces. While Jessica Lange and Gwyneth Paltrow have worked with the showrunner on several different series over the years, Laura Dreyfuss actually got her big break on a hit Murphy show. The 31-year-old actress, who plays one of Payton's political advisers McAfee, appeared on the final season of Glee.

Not only does Dreyfuss's role on The Politician mark a reunion between her and Murphy, but it also marks her second project with the show's star, Ben Platt. The two previously played love interests in the Broadway musical, Dear Evan Hansen. As you get ready to binge-watch The Politician, learn more about her most notable roles ahead.

Related: Netflix's New Show The Politician Is Pretty Cutthroat, but the Cast Is Cutesy as Hell
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I'm Going to Have The Politician's Theme Song Stuck in My Head For Weeks, Huh?

I'm Going to Have The Politician's Theme Song Stuck in My Head For Weeks, Huh?
Picture this: it's Fall of 2005, and every morning a very dramatic 14-year-old stares dramatically out the window of her school bus, blasting Sufjan Stevens's dramatic ballad "Chicago" in her earbuds, pretending she's in the end of some drama's appropriately dramatic movie montage. That 14-year-old was me, and I was, as I've said, very dramatic. Not unlike Payton Hobart, the lead of Netflix's The Politician. Coincidentally, Payton's teen years are also set to "Chicago," which serves as the Ryan Murphy dramedy's theme song.

It's the perfect, sweeping choice for a montage that shows everything that goes into building Payton's larger-than-life persona - a silver spoon, a Harvard pin, political buttons - ending with a statue modeled after the character (played by Dear Evan Hansen's Ben Platt) becoming human and casting an intimidating stare directly at the camera. Admittedly, at first listen, the song from Stevens's Illinois feels a
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I'm Going to Have The Politician's Theme Song Stuck in My Head For Weeks, Huh?

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Picture this: it's Fall of 2005, and every morning a very dramatic 14-year-old stares dramatically out the window of her school bus, blasting Sufjan Stevens's dramatic ballad "Chicago" in her earbuds, pretending she's in the end of some drama's appropriately dramatic movie montage. That 14-year-old was me, and I was, as I've said, very dramatic. Not unlike Payton Hobart, the lead of Netflix's The Politician. Coincidentally, Payton's teen years are also set to "Chicago," which serves as the Ryan Murphy dramedy's theme song.

It's the perfect, sweeping choice for a montage that shows everything that goes into building Payton's larger-than-life persona - a silver spoon, a Harvard pin, political buttons - ending with a statue modeled after the character (played by Dear Evan Hansen's Ben Platt) becoming human and casting an intimidating stare directly at the camera. Admittedly, at first listen, the song from Stevens's Illinois feels a
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‘The Politician’ Review (Netflix Original)

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The Netflix original The Politician is a fascinating look into the possible consequences of unhealthy obsessions with ambition and determination which is something not many TV shows look into. Too many times we see a determined character who risks friendships, relationships, family etc to achieve the thing they crave and they achieve their dreams making everything worth it in the end but instead, this show gives an alternative view of ambition. It is important to note, however, that this is a dramatisation and while it is based on real-life things have been exaggerated for TV.

The first thing I noticed about The Politician was the sporadic episode length that drastically changes from one episode to another. It varies from an hour to twenty-five minutes which is very confusing until you consider the fact that the show is based on real life. If you think about episodes as a series of days,
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Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals She Has Never Seen Spider-Man: Homecoming Despite Being in It

Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals She Has Never Seen Spider-Man: Homecoming Despite Being in It
Gwyneth Paltrow might not be a fan of looking back at her work.

The 47-year-old actress admitted she’s never seen Spider-Man: Homecoming after revealing she didn’t know she made a cameo appearance as Pepper Potts.

“This is so embarrassing,” she said Wednesday night while on Jimmy Kimmel Live! after Kimmel, 51, reminded her that she hadn’t been aware of her cameo appearance.

Paltrow explained the situation, saying, “I just got confused. There’s so many of these wonderful Marvel, interconnecting movies and I thought it was an Avengers movie, but it was not.”

When Kimmel asked her if
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