'The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez' director explains why the documentary had to be a difficult watch

On the morning of May 22, 2013, 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez was not on his way to school like other kids his age. Instead, he was being rushed to a local hospital in Palmdale, Calif., with obvious signs of trauma all over his battered, malnourished body. In Netflix’s The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez, award-winning documentarian Brian Knappenberger invites viewers into Judge George Lomeli’s courtroom where in 2018 Gabriel’s mother Pearl Fernandez and her boyfriend Isauro Aguirre were put on tria

Melissa McCarthy battles Kelly Clarkson in 'Gilmore Girls' trivia with embarrassing results

Sookie St. James would be crying a little, and probably blubbering if she saw Melissa McCarthy fail at Gilmore Girls trivia. McCarthy played against super fan Kelly Clarkson on the latter’s eponymous TV show on Wednesday, and the comedic actress seems to have mostly forgotten about her time on the popular WB/CW comedy. Gilmore Girls followed the lives of single mom Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and her daughter Rory (Alexis Bledel) from 2000-2007. McCarthy played Lorelai’s bubbly best friend

Watch Marc Maron joke about Jesus and MCU in new Netflix comedy special 'End Times Fun'

Marc Maron has a lot to say and a new Netflix comedy special where he can joke about it all, coming soon. The actor and comedian will take the global streaming stage on March 10 in End Times Fun, tackling topics from global warming, to Jewish writer’s rooms, and even vaccinations. “It should be recognized that the story of Jesus and the Marvel Universe were created in Jewish writer rooms,” Maron says in the trailer for his special. “My impression of Jewish creativity: Keep making shit up that t

Michael Scott is a tot! See 'The Office' as an adorable children's book

There are many words to describe The Office boss Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell), including cringeworthy, inappropriate, and wacky. But what was Scott like when he was a tot? A new book titled The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary will give some insight into that scenario, along with a look at other members of the Dunder Mifflin team when they were kids. The 40-page book follows Michael as he works to become the “World’s Best Line Leader,” with a mini Dwight (decked out in his s

Watch Kelly Clarkson rock out to 'Hold On' with Wilson Phillips

Maya Rudolph and her Bridesmaids costars had better watch out! Kelly Clarkson joined the ladies of Wilson Phillips for a performance of their hit 1990 song “Hold On” for Monday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, which you can watch above. The quartet belted out all the notes to the song — which appeared on Wilson Phillips’ eponymous debut album and was memorably featured in Bridesmaids — with Clarkson fitting in perfectly with the ladies who have been singing the track for three decades. Ch

Pete Davidson says he's outgrown 'SNL': 'They think I'm f—ing dumb'

Ahead of Pete Davidson‘s Netflix standup comedy special debut, he admits it may be time to shake things up with his career. Davidson, whose been part on the Saturday Night Live cast since 2014, says he’s outgrown the popular NBC sketch series for a variety of reasons. “I have a lot of conversations with people, because it’s a hard thing to do,” Davidson told Charlamagne Tha God when asked in a new interview if he asks Adam Sandler for advice about when to leave SNL. “You don’t ever want to pull

America Ferrera and cast of Netflix's 'Gentefied' on the magic of the Morales family

Joaquín Cosío is a longtime actor with countless credits in mainstream films and television shows, but none have been like Pop — his newest role on Netflix’s Gentefied. Working on the show has earned him at least five honorary grandchildren — costars JJ Soria, Karrie Martin, Carlos Santos, Annie Gonzalez, and Julissa Calderon — something not too common for the Mexican-born actor known for roles like narco boss Don Neto in Narcos: Mexico. “As an actor, playing Pop gave me the opportunity to play

Amazon drama 'Hunters' criticized by Auschwitz Memorial Museum

Amazon’s newest drama Hunters follows Nazi hunters in 1977 New York City, led by the rich and mysterious Meyer Offerman (Al Pacino). The series kicks off as a Jewish teen’s grandmother is killed and he decides to do what the police aren’t doing: find her killer. The road leads Jonah (Logan Lerman) to Offerman, a longtime friend and Nazi fighting partner of his grandmother who leads an eclectic group of hunters searching for escaped Nazis to pay for their WWII crimes against humanity. The show

'Riverdale' stars Skeet Ulrich, Marisol Nichols to depart CW drama after season 4

Skeet Ulrich will not return for Riverdale‘s fifth season, leaving Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) without his dad again. Although it is still unknown what will happen to Ulrich’s F.P. Jones, the actor is grateful to have brought the character to life on the popular CW series. The outlet later announced Ulrich’s Riverdale co-star Marisol Nichols, who plays Veronica Lodge’s (Camila Mendes) mom Hermione, will also exit the series. EW has confirmed both exits. “I’m incredibly grateful for the friend

'Sonic the Hedgehog' can't be beat at the box office, 'Call of the Wild' performs better than expected

Audiences can’t get enough of Sonic the Hedgehog, it continues its domination of the box office chart with $26.3 million during its second week in theaters. The Call of the Wild sits comfortably in second place with an estimated $25 million, opening strong with numbers that are better than expected. Third place belongs to Birds of Prey with $7 million, followed by Brahms: The Boy II with $6 million. Rounding out the top five is Bad Boys for Life with $5.9 million after six weeks on the big scr

Author and lifestyle expert B. Smith dies at 70

B. Smith, model and lifestyle expert, died from early onset Alzheimers at her home in Long Island, NY on Feb. 22. Her husband Dan Gasby and his daughter Dana released a joint statement via social media on Sunday confirming the news. “It is with great sadness that my daughter Dana and I announce the passing of my wife, Barbara Elaine Smith,” they wrote via her official Facebook account. “B. died peacefully Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 10:50 pm, of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease in our home i

Sy Sperling, founder and client of Hair Club for Men, dies at 78

Sy Sperling, famous for founding the Hair Club for Men, died in Florida on Feb. 19. A representative for Sperling confirmed to the Associated Press that he passed away in the city of Boca Raton after a long illness. He was 78. Sperling entered homes in the 1980s and 1990s via commercials catering to men who were follicly challenged. He earned the trust of countless balding males by showing off a photo of his own receding hairline at the end of the ad saying, “I’m not only the Hair Club Presiden

Will Ferrell comes clean about why he really got drunk during 'Old School' streaking scene

Will Ferrell had a lot to say about many of his famous movie roles during a recent interview that saw him nibble on hot wings throughout the chat. The comedian, who got his start on Saturday Night Live, dispelled rumors while visiting Hot Ones, including whether he really needed liquid courage to get naked in front of Snoop Dogg in 2003’s Old School. “No, I actually didn’t,” Ferrell responds. “In between takes, it took so long to get Snoop Dogg out of his trailer as he was smoking and playing v

Secrets and mysteries abound in first trailer for Julian Fellowes' 'Belgravia'

Anne Trenchard has managed to keep a big secret for more than two decades, but it will all start to unravel in Epix’s Belgravia — and EW has an exclusive first look at the trailer. Premiering April 12, the Julian Fellowes drama introduces Trenchard, played by British actress Tamsin Greig, who decides to defy her husband (Philip Glenister) and share some private information with Lady Brockenhurst (Harriet Walter) that will change their lives forever. “At the heart of the story, you have a coupl

Janet Jackson pays tribute to 'Good Times' mom Ja'Net DuBois with touching dedication

Janet Jackson is mourning the loss of her TV mom Ja’Net DuBois, who died on Monday. The singer shared a touching tribute to the star on social media, including photos of the pair over the years. “I am so very saddened to hear my longtime friend Ja’Net DuBois has passed away,” she wrote on Instagram. “I saw first hand how she broke stereotypes and changed the landscape for Black women in entertainment. I’m grateful in recent years I had a chance to see her and create more lasting memories. I pra

'Good Times' star Ja'Net DuBois dies at 74

Actress and singer Ja’Net DuBois has died at her Glendale, Calif., home. She was 74. According to the Associated Press, police responded to a call at her home Monday night; she appears to have died in her sleep overnight of natural causes. DuBois most famously portrayed the sexy and sassy Willona Woods on the popular 1970s sitcom Good Times, developed by Norman Lear for CBS. The character’s presence increased as the series said goodbye to leads John Amos during the show’s third season and Esthe

Haley Joel Osment becomes undead in exclusive first look at FX's 'What We Do in the Shadows'

Haley Joel Osment has gone from seeing “dead people” as young Cole Sear in 1999’s The Sixth Sense to becoming one of the undead himself in FX’s What We Do In The Shadows. The irony of it all doesn’t escape Osment, who laughs while talking about the full circle moment with EW ahead of the show’s season 2 premiere on April 15. “It’s funny, my first big project dealt with the undead,” Osment tells EW while laughing, recalling his work in The Sixth Sense. “And now I’m back in the graveyard again. L

Esther Scott, 'Dreamgirls' and 'Boyz N the Hood' actress, dies at 66

Esther Scott, the veteran character actress who appeared in films and TV shows including Boyz N the Hood, Dreamgirls, Transformers, and Beverly Hills 90210, died Feb. 14 in Santa Monica, Calif., after suffering a heart attack. She was 66. A representative for her talent agency confirmed the news to EW. Scott got her start in Hollywood as a voice actress on the 1985 animated series Star Wars: Ewoks, where she brought to life the character of Shodu Warrick. She went on to appear on such popular

Bong Joon Ho returns to South Korea to much fanfare after winning four Oscars for 'Parasite'

Bong Joon Ho returned to his native South Korea from the United States on Sunday morning a little heavier than when he first left — with four Academy Awards in tow. The Parasite director had a laugh with fans and members of the press who anxiously awaited his arrival at the Incheon International Airport. “Thank you for the applause, I would like send a round of applause back to you all for coping so well with the coronavirus,” Bong told the crowd according to reports from Reuters. “I will join

Queen recreates iconic Live Aid performance for Australian bushfires fundraiser

Sydney had a rockin’ night on Sunday, when Queen performed at ANZ Olympic Stadium as part of their Fire Fight Australia concert benefitting those affected by the deadly bushfires in the region. Original members Brian May and Roger Taylor reprised their 22 minute set from 1985’s Live Aid concert at London’s Wembley Stadium, in front of 75,000 people as part of a 75 hour fundraising drive. Former American Idol star Adam Lambert, who performs and tours with the band often, fronted the performance
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