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Stefania D’AlessandroGetty Images Naya Rivera’s friends and Glee co-stars are honoring her life on Instagram and Twitter, following the Ventura Sheriff Department’s announcement that Rivera’s body was found and that she died of drowning in Lake Piru. Rivera is survived by her four-year-old son Josey, ex-husband Ryan Dorsey, her brother Mychal Rivera, and her parents
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One of the most pivotal and heartbreaking songs in Hamilton, the revolutionary Broadway hit newly-released on Disney+, is “Satisfied.” It’s a stirring, sensual, sorrowful ode to an attraction that can never be fulfilled between Angelica Schuyler and her future brother-in-law Alexander Hamilton. But what was the truth about the relationship between the penniless immigrant “flying
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Netflix has a habit—pun very much intended—of taking seemingly ridiculous conceits (hello, Too Hot to Handle) and turning them into surprise hits. Take Warrior Nun, for instance—which, yes, is a real show, currently trending as one of the top 10 most-watched series on Netflix in the U.S. The story follows an young orphan named Ava,
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When it premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, time loop comedy Palm Springs tapped into the desperate feeling of isolation and need to escape indicative of the 24-hour news cycle of dread. The Max Barbakow film centers on a happy wedding in the titular California city—except self-loathing maid of dishonor Sarah (Cristin Milioti)
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In the 45 minutes Baby Rose and I spend on Zoom, she refers to herself as “weird” 11 times. “I like the word weird,” she says. “I probably should think of a different synonym, but to be ‘weird’ is to not be understood by a majority of people.” She’s absolutely right—Baby Rose isn’t everyone’s cup
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As Shirley Jackson, Elisabeth Moss seethes with righteous anger. Following an astounding performance in The Invisible Man, she stars in Shirley, a semi-fictional look at the famed horror author. In the film, Shirley induces visceral fear with cutting insults and a staggering disregard for social norms. But over Zoom, Moss is a friendly, laughing delight
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It takes all of 10 seconds to identify Cassidy Diamond, the ostentatious “rookie lawyer” of Search Party’s spectacularly dark third season. Brought to life by Shalita Grant, the Tony-nominated actress from Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Cassidy meets her client, the very guilty murderer Dory Sief (Alia Shawkat), sporting a too-short black-and-white tweed
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Jonathan Groff’s King George III has three brief solos and less than 10 minutes onstage in Hamilton. But his impact—and dramatic ability to enunciate—is felt through the entire musical, a filmed version of which hit Disney+ on July 3. But it isn’t the first major musical role the 35-year-old actor has played. In fact, you’re
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As Hightown creator Rebecca Cutter remembers, Monica Raymund left her audition for the series lead saying, “You can cast whoever you want, but just so you know, I’m Jackie Quiñones.'” For her part, Raymund now realizes the potential riskiness of that move. “I love that story only because it worked out in the end,” she
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