How ‘Being The Ricardos’ Star Javier Bardem Bonded With Desi Arnaz – And Rediscovered Himself – Through Music

Academy Award-winning actor Javier Bardem experienced a reawakening while becoming intimately acquainted with Desi Arnaz, the I Love Lucy star who Bardem brings to life in Amazon’s Being the Ricardos. And it all happened while the past and present collided during multiple musical numbers including “Babalu” and “Cuban Pete,” and while listening to private audio recordings shared by Lucy and Desi’s daughter, Lucie Arnaz. Before working on the Aaron Sorkin film alongside Nicole Kidman in the role

‘Hot Mess Holiday’: Melanie Chandra and Surina Jindal Expand On Diwali Celebration Beyond ‘The Office’

Melanie Chandra and Surina Jindal are celebrating Diwali as first-generation Indian Americans in Comedy Central’s Hot Mess Holiday, premiering on Saturday night. The movie special celebrates the Festival of Lights which became more widely known as “Indian Halloween,” thanks to an episode of The Office that sees Michael Scott (Steve Carrell) attend a party thrown by the parents of Mindy Kalin’s character, Kelly. But Chandra and Jindal want audiences to know the holiday is more than that. “Peopl

‘And Just Like That…’ Cast & Writers On How Diversity Will Weave Throughout Season 1 Organically

When the cast of HBO Max’s Sex and the City sequel And Just Like That… hit the red carpet in New York City on Wednesday night, everything was different. After more than two decades since the original series premiered, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis reunited but this time they invited a new and more diverse cast and team of writers to play in this fan-favorite universe that aims to mirror what the world looks more accurately. “I think the only thing worse than a lack of

‘Live In Front Of A Studio Audience’ Smoothly Revisits 1970s-80s Twins, ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ And ‘The Facts Of Life’

SPOILER ALERT: This post contains details about Tuesday’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience, which aired live on the East Coast on ABC. After four decades, cameras rolled once again on the classic ’70s/’80s comedies, Diff’rent Strokes and The Facts of Life, as part of ABC’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience tonight. Airing live on the East Coast, the telecast unfolded smoothly, with no major line flubs and only a few uneven moments, which passed quickly. Soon-to-be-100-year-old TV legend Nor

Adam Rodriguez Shares ‘A Christmas Proposal’ Trailer, And His Hope For More Black & Brown Holiday Stories

Adam Rodriguez is playing Santa Claus on Friday, releasing the official trailer early to his upcoming holiday film A Christmas Proposal exclusively with Deadline readers (above). The CBS film premieres Sunday, Dec. 12 at 8:30 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT and will be available on demand via Paramount+. Rodriguez— who executive produces and stars in the project—is proud to bring a holiday story featuring a Latino family to the small screen that focuses on the lives of the characters and steers clear of s

Nyle DiMarco Developing Drama Series ‘Deaf Punk’ With Revelations Entertainment & Melrose Placed

Nyle DiMarco arrives at the 27th annual ELLE Women in Hollywood celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. EXCLUSIVE: Nyle DiMarco and Melrose Placed’s Sami Housman have partnered with Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary’s Revelations Entertainment to develop and produce the drama series Deaf Punk. DiMarco is set to lead the series exploring how a cultural revolution was supported by the unlikely union of two minority groups. Deaf Punk is insp

‘Riverdale’ Boss Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Pleads For Information On Missing Father In Nicaragua

EXCLUSIVE: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is pleading for information on his father, Francisco Aguirre-Sacasa, who has been missing for 10 days in Nicaragua and is believed to be in the custody of the government there. The elder Aguirre-Sacasa, 76, served as the Nicaraguan ambassador to the United States from 1997-2000 and later as foreign minister of the Central American country. “My father has had a political career and most recently has been working as a pundit and a journalist covering the state o

‘Cobra Kai’ Co-Creators Talk Surprise Emmy Best Comedy Nomination, Tease Season 4

The dojo was all abuzz Tuesday morning as the surprised trio of Cobra Kai creators Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald and Hayden Schlossberg learned the popular Netflix series had earned its first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series. “We’re all very excited here, it was a big surprise to us,” Heald told Deadline. “We love making this show, but we also know that it’s a comedy, a drama, and an action series. It’s a lot of things and we don’t necessarily fit into one category in the minds of some p

Mj Rodriguez Reacts To Historic Emmy Nomination For ‘Pose’: “I Finally Feel Seen”

Mj Rodriguez made history on Tuesday, becoming the first transgender performer to be nominated in a major category for her portrayal of nurse Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista in FX’s highly lauded Pose. Through tears, Rodriguez talks of the impact of the accolade with Deadline. “I’m feeling so many emotions. I’m feeling joy, and I’m feeling accomplished. I finally feel seen,” the Afro-Latinx star said during a phone call from France. “My uncle passed away, and I feel like I am celebrating him becau

Rosy Cordero Joins Deadline As Senior TV Reporter

Rosy Cordero has joined Deadline as Senior TV Reporter. She will be part of Deadline’s growing TV team that includes Co-Editor-In-Chief Nellie Andreeva, Television Editor Peter White, Senior Managing Editor Denise Petski and TV Reporter Alexandra Del Rosario. In her role, Cordero also will continue to lift up talent from marginalized communities while spearhead Deadline’s Diversity & Inclusion coverage. Cordero comes from Entertainment Weekly, where she has been a digital news writer the past t

Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi are working on new series unlike anything they've done before

Clement tells EW the What We Do in the Shadows masterminds are writing an action-adventure comedy next. "Taika and I are working on a new series right now which we just started writing," Clement tells EW exclusively. "I can't tell you much about it yet, but what's fun about it and what makes it exciting for me is it's something I always wanted to do which is long-form episodes in a sitcom. It's an action-adventure comedy. It'll be different from what I've usually done. I've made three sitcoms n

Jemaine Clement says Bret McKenzie is ghosting him over possible 'Flight of the Conchords' reunion

The actor and musician also imagines what their characters would have been up to during the pandemic. Jemaine Clement says Bret McKenzie is ghosting him over possible Flight of the Conchords reunion It's been a motherflippin' 14 years since Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie took the U.S. by storm with their wacky HBO series Flight of the Conchords. And though they've linked up multiple times since the series concluded to take their characters on music tours, Clement is keen to reconnect with M

Hayley Mills looks back on making 'The Parent Trap' as film marks 60th anniversary

"She was wonderful, absolutely wonderful," Mills says of O'Hara. "I remember I was very in awe of her in the beginning, she was so very real and down to earth. She was very Irish. She was very warm and demonstrative, and extremely talkative. She never stopped talking and laughing and hugging you. She was a real force of nature. When she walked on set there was this energy telling us that Maureen had arrived. And she was so beautiful; I couldn't take my eyes off of her when I first met her. It wa

'Harry Potter' star Bonnie Wright shares update on what Ginny Weasley would be up to today

"We know she became a professional Quidditch player, so she's probably super sporty," Wright tells EW exclusively at Warner Bros. Studios Hollywood on Wednesday, where she was celebrating the grand re-opening of the tour, including new Harry Potter-theme activations. "She's probably jet-setting around the world, and the kids would be at Hogwarts and having more freedom. I have so much fun making these stories up! I often wonder what their house would look like, where would they be living, and wh

Andy Señor on taking 'Rent' to Cuba: 'I wanted to be the one to do it'

In 2014, Señor took the show on the road to Cuba, and his journey is chronicled in the new documentary Revolution Rent (now airing on HBO and streaming on HBO Max). This was a controversial move for the Miami native of Cuban descent, as Florida is the state with the largest population of Cuban exiles in the United States. "My mom and my dad were against me doing this, but they knew there was nothing they could say or do to dissuade me from it," Señor tells EW. "Had this been about anything othe

Jim Belushi and Tupac nearly collaborated on a cover of Frank Sinatra's 'Fly Me to the Moon'

Jim Belushi and Tupac nearly collaborated on a cover of Frank Sinatra's 'Fly Me to the Moon' When Tupac Shakur arrived late to a rehearsal for the film Gang Related in 1996, his costar Jim Belushi called him out. Although the pair's relationship got off to a rocky start, they went on to form a bond that nearly resulted in the unthinkable: a musical collaboration. "As prolific as he was as a musician, Tupac had never really heard Frank Sinatra," Belushi tells EW exclusively. "So I brought my Th

Leslie Grace on how 'In the Heights' reinvigorated her career: 'This movie saved my creativity'

Although a fresh face to film-goers, Grace is a three-time Latin Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter dominating the music charts with her tropical beats - an ode to her Dominican heritage - and a role model to young Latina fans with their own sueñitos. But the pressure of staying at the top became a hindrance to her creativity as an artist. "When you're a well-known artist that has achieved a level of success, the struggle never stops," Grace tells EW ahead of the film's release this Frida

Liniker hopes to humanize trans characters with 'September Mornings'

Brazilian soul singer Liniker is making her acting debut in Amazon Prime Video's September Mornings, a series about a trans woman whose dreams are suddenly halted when she learns she may have a son. Above, EW has your exclusive first look at the trailer for the five-episode drama, set to debut in its entirety on June 25. "Cassandra has been such an interesting character to play," Liniker tells EW. "She has these incredible dreams, and one by one she's been working towards realizing them. Now s
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