'Borat,' 'Promising Young Woman' win at Writers Guild Awards
This image released by Amazon Studios shows Sacha Baron Cohen in a scene from "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm." (Amazon Studios via AP)NEW YORK – Sacha Baron Cohen's “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” was partly improvised and scripted by nine writers, but it still walked away Sunday night with one of the Writers Guild Awards' top honors, best adapted screenplay. Best original screenplay went to the script for the feminist revenge thriller “Promising Young Woman,” by writer-director Emerald Fennell. “Thank you for this incredible award, though I can’t help thinking we won it because 60% of the Writers Guild worked on this movie,” said Baron Cohen. The guild's awards came after the conclusion of a two-year battle with talent agencies over potential conflicts of interest as representatives of film and TV writers.
Kal Penn On The Opportunity To Join ‘Clarice’: ‘I Jumped At The Chance, It’s So Different’
(CBS) – Kal Penn is trying something new with his role as Shaan Tripathi in the crime drama Clarice. I jumped at the chance because it’s so different than some of the things I’ve had a chance to do before. KP: Early on we don’t really know a lot about him. Because of that Shaan trusts Clarice, a little earlier than the rest of the team. Michael Cudlitz’s character, he plays our boss, Clarice, Rebecca Reed’s character, they sort of go head-to-head.detroit.cbslocal.com
'30 Rock' cast reuniting to tout new NBC, cable schedules
The cast of the Emmy-winning, 2006-13 sitcom will be in character, including Jack McBrayers enthusiastic network page, the company said Tuesday. Were all happy to have this excuse to (remotely) work together again for NBC, series executive producers Fey and Robert Carlock said in a statement. Also Tuesday, NBC played catch-up by releasing its schedule for the fall TV season, which remains shadowed by COVID-19. Mayor, a Fey-Carlock sitcom starring Ted Danson and Holly Hunter, and Young Rock, inspired by Dwayne Johnsons life and produced by and starring the pro wrestler-turned-actor. NBC is saying goodbye to the series Sunnyside, starring Kal Penn; Bluff City Law with Jimmy Smits, and Indebted with Fran Drescher.
Rudy Giuliani's son makes $95,000 working as sports liaison for the White House
According to government documents , Giuliani's son, Andrew H. Giuliani, makes $95,000 per year working for the White House. The White House pays him nearly six figures to serve as a sports liaison. In the two years he has been employed by the White House, his pay has increased by $18,000. Andrew reportedly acts as a "liaison to the sports community" and helps coordinate visits from sports teams to the White House. "He doesn't really try to be involved in anything," an anonymous former senior White House official told The Atlantic.cnbc.com
Kal Penn talks about 'Sunnyside' on Live in the D
"Sunnyside" is premiering on NBC tonight! Live In The D host Jason Carr got a chance to chat with Kal Penn in New York about the new sitcom. Penn is the co-creator, executive producer, and plays the center character on "Sunnyside". Penn says he loves the kind of comedy that makes you feel good when you turn off the TV. He likes that comedy has a way of bringing people together, and he hopes that "Sunnyside" impacts people the same way.
Are you ready to get reacquainted with your other family?
Now that I'm ready for cozy nights at home, another favorite of mine this season is the return of my absolute favorite show This Is Us!!! During the summer, I'm happily distracted by the long days of sunshine and I almost forget how my favorite shows left me emotionally hanging just a few months ago. So, as we welcome the inevitable chill in the air that will set in sooner than later, I'm sure we're all ready to be reacquainted with our fictional TV family members. What are your favorite shows and do they strike a chord in you? The family can take a trip back in time this weekend and interact with these prehistoric creatures.