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Pedro Pascal Heard Oscar Isaac Made Fun of Him: “I Don’t Care to Respond”

Pedro Pascal is everywhere. The Mandalorian, Wonder Woman, and soon, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (which he stars in alongside Nicolas Cage). "I basically own the world," he says in Esquire's new episode of "Explain This." But for someone who owns everything, he still falls shy of the one thing he longs for in…

Here’s What Really Happened When Magic Johnson and Larry Bird Met at Boston Garden

It's been a damn good month for hoops fans. The NCAA Tournament introduced us to St. Peter's and the mustached hero of our dreams. The NBA playoffs are already gifting us with drama (ahem). And Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty is reaching Showtime-esque heights. Meaning? The swirl of HBO-ified dramatizations of Jack…

Wilson Seems to Be Doing Well

You may remember an actor from the early '00s—he's since fallen off the radar, with casting agents inexplicably blacklisting him from Hollywood—named Wilson. Starring in the heralded 2000 film Castaway, Wilson acted his leathered ass off opposite Tom Hanks, who gleefully soaked up accolades as awards committees snubbed Wilson for every best supporting actor nod…

The First Lady Did The First Ladies Very, Very Dirty

On Easter Sunday, Showtime aired its first episode of The First Lady, which is appropriate because it both nearly killed me and filled me with life anew. With heavyweights like Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Gillian Anderson, Kiefer Sutherland, Ellyn Burstyn, and Aaron Eckhart in the cast, the production could have been extraordinary. Explosive, even. But…

David Lynch Wants a Director’s Cut of Dune

It’s official: David Lynch has entered the director’s cut chat. See Zack Snyder shaking in his boots over in the corner? Nearly forty years after his ill-fated adaptation of Dune hit theaters, Lynch has confessed that he wants a do-over. You’ll remember that Lynch’s Dune bombed at the box office back in 1984, earning just…

Jamie Dornan Has Heard It All

Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP/Shutterstock When Jamie Dornan tells me that his new TV series The Tourist is the last project we’ll hear him sing in for a while, I balk. In recent years, the Jamie Dornan Musical Number has very much become A Thing. A Good Thing. During a video call in March, I go over his…

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Exclusive-Top EU official backs multi-trillion plan to rebuild Ukraine

4/4 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Local residents walk past a burned building during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine April 4, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko 2/4 By Marc Jones BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A top European official has backed a multi-trillion-euro "Marshall"-style plan to rebuild Ukraine, pledging the firepower of the EU's lending…

U.S. household strength may prolong Fed’s inflation fight

© Reuters. A person pushes purchases in a shopping cart in a supermarket in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S., March 29, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly By Howard Schneider and Lindsay (NYSE:) Dunsmuir (Reuters) - The financial strength built up in U.S. households limited the damage from the coronavirus pandemic but may now be aggravating - and…

U.S. inflation simmers, worst of price gains likely behind

© Reuters. People carrying shopping bags walk inside the King of Prussia shopping mall, as shoppers show up early for the Black Friday sales, in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, U.S. November 26, 2021. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer price growth slowed sharply in April as gasoline eased off record highs,…

George Carlin’s Bittersweet Melody

My father’s first serious girlfriend after he and my mother broke-up was a dream for my twin sister, younger brother, and me. Kaye lived just down the block from my grandparents on the Upper West Side, a genial, welcoming woman, and possessor of that enviable 1983 daily double: a VHS machine and cable TV (we…

Squid Game Season 2 Two Promises Bloody Clashes—With State Police

After a series of red lights, Squid Game, the massively successful Korean drama that took over Netflix in the second half of 2021, has officially received the green light for a second season. (No, Netflix employees were executed in this decision making process.) Netflix co-CEO and Chief Creative Officer Ted Sarandos made the announcement in…

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