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‘Dear White People’: Justin Simien explains the purpose of ’90s music & why the series will never be “over”

Photo: Eric Charbonneau Justin Simien had a lot to unpack for the final season of his critically-acclaimed Netflix series, Dear White People.  Unlike previous seasons, where the creator went in focused on topical issues centered on race and culture, Simien says he “started the season from a heart place.” “I went in going like, ‘What am I …

‘Dancing with the Stars’ season 30 recap: JoJo Siwa’s historic first performance puts her atop leaderboard

ABC/Maarten de Boer Dancing with the Stars welcomed back head judge Len Goodman and a live studio audience when kicking off its 30th season on Monday.  Of course, a brand-new season brought a fresh crop of stars who brought their A-game to the ballroom floor.  Besides Goodman, fellow judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough regularly remarked on how the competitors exceeded their expectations for a first-night performance. Monday’s …

‘Dancing with the Stars’ season 30 recap: JoJo Siwa’s historic first performance puts her atop leaderboard

ABC/Eric McCandless Dancing with the Stars welcomed back head judge Len Goodman and a live studio audience when kicking off its 30th season on Monday.  Of course, a brand new season brought a fresh crop of star power, who brought their A-game to the ballroom floor.  Besides Goodman, fellow judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough regularly remarked on how the competitors exceeded their expectations for a first night …

Janelle Monae launches new Martell cognac “Soar Beyond the Expected” campaign

Martell Janelle Monae is partnering with Martell cognac to ‘inspire others to be unapologetically themselves and create their own path.” The Hidden Figures star is the spokesperson for the new “Soar Beyond the Expected” campaign designed to recognize “those who live life on their own terms, approach their desires with unmatched passion and manifest their personal truths.” “I …

“Ugh! Don’t do that!” ‘Sopranos’ creator David Chase on how his crew hated series finale set to “Don’t Stop Believin'”

© 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. (NOTE LANGUAGE) In a chat with Marc Maron on his WTF with Marc Maron podcast, Sopranos creator David Chase revealed a bit about the iconic show’s finale — and how Journey ended up in it. As you may remember, James Gandolfini‘s Tony Soprano and his family members sit down for dinner at a diner, and Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” …

Could Jason Sudeikis return to ‘SNL’ as the first host of the new season?

Francis Specker/CBS ©2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Emmy-winning producer Lorne Michaels was officially mum about it backstage at the awards show, but he strongly hinted that Ted Lasso winner Jason Sudeikis might return as Saturday Night Live‘s first host of its upcoming 47th season.  “I’m so happy for Jason,” Michaels said, adding, “He’ll be coming back soon, which is sort …