Jay-Z and Meek Mill donate over 100,000 masks to prisons to prevent coronavirus spread

Rappers Jay-Z and Meek Mill are helping protect inmates and prison staff from coronavirus with the generous donation of 100,000 surgical masks. The pair, through their Reform Alliance organization, were able to procure the highly sought out supply to put in the hands of some of the most vulnerable during the pandemic. Masks will be distributed to the Tennessee Department of Corrections with an allotment for the state, the Mississippi State Penitentiary, with the bulk going to New York's Rikers

Jessie Reyez on her new album, opening for Billie Eilish, and that Drake track 'leak'

Last week, Jesse Reyez dropped her long-awaited debut album Before Love Came to Kill Us, a 14-track release she calls "sporadic, like me." It's easy to understand why. The project is a genre-bending mashup representative of her Canadian and Colombian roots — equal parts soul, R&B, and rap, with a Latino twist. The project takes listeners on a journey through her biggest pains, deepest loves, angriest moments, and back again. Reyez may be a new voice to some, but longtime fans like Billie Eilish

'Tiger King' producers on possible season 2: 'There's a lot that's still unfolding'

Netflix's new true-crime documentary Tiger King pulled back the curtain on the exotic animal trade in the U.S. over the weekend, and on the motley crew of collectors responsible for the lives of hundreds of wild animals currently being displayed in cages as trophies. EW recently caught up with producers Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin to discuss the series' colorful characters, controversies, and potential future. The seven-episode docuseries begins as an introduction for viewers unaware of the

'Bodega Dreams' author on overcoming 'systemic racism' in publishing 20 years ago, and today

It's been 20 years since Ernesto Quiñonez released his highly praised debut novel Bodega Dreams. The Spanish Harlem neighborhood where the author grew up, and where the book takes place, has changed quite a bit — much to his chagrin. And then, other things in much deeper need of change have remained frustratingly stuck in time. Bodega Dreams tells the story of a dreamer named Willie Bodega and all the lives he touched, including Chino, a scrappy junior high school student at Julia de Burgos, an

Residente reflects on 'special' LA Philharmonic performance, teases upcoming album

It had been nearly 24 hours since Rene Perez, known as the rapper Residente, took the stage with the LA Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. He was still processing his feelings. Initially, he wasn't even sure if fans would show up to such a highbrow venue. But show up they did — and in droves, armed with flags representing Latin American countries like Venezuela and Perez's native Puerto Rico. They rapped loudly and proudly, dancing in their seats to reimagined orchestral versions of

Corey Feldman looks to name names, and move forward, with sexual abuse documentary '(My) Truth'

When Corey Feldman was 15 years old, he dreamed of creating a safe space for kids who had suffered sexual abuse. The actor, now 48, was just a kid himself when he entered the entertainment industry. He earned his earliest TV credit in 1978, at age 7, appearing in a one-off episode of Eight Is Enough. Over the course of his career, the California native would go on to star in some of the most beloved films of the 1980s, including Gremlins, The Goonies, Stand By Me, and The Lost Boys. In 2013, h

'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

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

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

J Balvin on making Super Bowl magic with Jennifer Lopez and collaborating with Ivy Queen

J Balvin is coming off a major high after surprising audiences by appearing alongside Jennifer Lopez during her Super Bowl LIV halftime performance. And with his Colores album set for a March release, his very own Air Jordan collaboration, and getting the Global Icon Award at Univision’s Premio Lo Nuestro on Feb. 20, Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin is sitting on top of the world. Balvin spoke to EW from Miami this week, where he’s enjoying a little break before jumping right back into his hectic sche

'Station 19' boss explains why [SPOILER] had to die

Warning: This article contains spoilers about Thursday’s episode of Station 19 titled “Eulogy.” ABC’s Station 19 said goodbye to a beloved character on Thursday, and even though fans won’t be happy about his departure, series executive producer and showrunner Krista Vernoff explains why it was necessary. Andy’s (Jaina Lee Ortiz) life is about to be turned upside down after the loss of her best friend Ryan Tanner (Alberto Frezza), but the question is: How will this change her? “Watching the fir

Exclusive: Here's who Ariana Grande is playing on Showtime's 'Kidding'

Ariana Grande is ready for her close-up on Showtime’s Kidding, and EW has exclusive details about who she’ll be playing. The pop star will be guest-starring on the Jim Carrey-led dramedy on Feb. 23. “Ariana plays Piccola Grande, the Pickle Fairy of Hope — and the more hope you have, the bigger she is,” series creator and executive producer Dave Holstein tells EW exclusively. “You can expect her to melt your heart and empty your eyes.” Grande excitedly announced her guest role via Twitter in Ju

Exclusive: Hear Dick Van Dyke voice a giant singing puppet opposite Jim Carrey on 'Kidding'

Dick Van Dyke will be lending his voice to a very important character on the new season of Showtime’s Kidding, and EW has your exclusive first look. The legendary actor will bring to life an oversized puppet named Hopskotch, a character who audiences will never see in his entirety, in the dramedy’s second episode. Kidding tells the story of longtime children’s television host Jeff Pickles (Jim Carrey), and the challenges he faces in maintaining his positive and seemingly problem-free TV persona

Justin Bieber gets candid about mental health struggles and addiction in docuseries 'Seasons'

Justin Bieber is giving fans access to some of his most intimate personal history in the YouTube docuseries Justin Bieber: Seasons. While the first four episodes of the series focus on how far Bieber has come as an artist, his musical process, and his relationship with wife Hailey, things take a darker turn in episode 5, in which the singer vulnerably shifts into his battles with addiction and the mental health challenges he’s faced. He introduces the episode with an honest confession about ho

Exclusive: It's Billy Bob Thornton versus J.K. Simmons and Bruce Dern in 'Goliath' final season

J.K. Simmons and Bruce Dern have joined the cast of Amazon Prime Video’s fourth and final season of Goliath, EW can exclusively reveal. Simmons will portray George Zax, head of a family-owned and operated pharmaceutical company, one of the nation’s biggest. Dern will play George’s brother Frank, who is described as the scientific genius and ostracized black sheep of the Zax family. While Amazon couldn’t reveal just yet any additional details about these two new roles, it seems logical that Sim

A new Baby Yoda figure is on sale and he's life-sized

The biggest Baby Yoda doll on the market thus far has been announced, and you will have to pay big bucks to get your very own. The child life-size figure is 16.5″ tall and is marketed as “an incredible 1:1 scale Star Wars collectible.” For a whopping $350, fans of the mysterious alien introduced in the Disney+ series The Mandalorian can pre-order the figure today with an estimated delivery date between August and October 2020. “Inspired by its unique onscreen appearance, this mixed media statu
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