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Peter Aykroyd, Emmy Nominated 'SNL' Actor-Writer, Dead at 66

Peter Aykroyd, Emmy Nominated 'SNL' Actor-Writer, Dead at 66

CELEBRITIES | Nov 23, 2021

Peter Aykroyd, an Emmy-nominated actor and writer on "Saturday Night Live" for the 1979-80 season who later worked with older brother Dan, has died at age 66.

John Barrowman Addresses Harassment Claims, Saying They're Taken Out of Context

John Barrowman Addresses Harassment Claims, Saying They're Taken Out of Context

CELEBRITIES | Nov 23, 2021

Out British actor John Barrowman attempted to minimize accusations of sexual harassment on the set of "Dr. Who" that emerged earlier this year in an interview with British chat show host Lorraine Kelly.

Review: Philip Kaufman's 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' Arrives in Stunning 4K Courtesy of Kino Lorber

Review: Philip Kaufman's 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' Arrives in Stunning 4K Courtesy of Kino Lorber

MOVIES | By Sam Cohen | Nov 23, 2021

Kino Lorber and their Studio Classics label present the classic sci-fi tale in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, with a terrific 4K presentation. The result is nothing short of amazing.

Review: 'La Cage Aux Folles 2' Has Some Lovely Moments, But Not On Par With 'La Cage'

Review: 'La Cage Aux Folles 2' Has Some Lovely Moments, But Not On Par With 'La Cage'

MOVIES | By Frank J. Avella | Nov 23, 2021

All the heterosexual characters are involved in murdering or deceiving each other while our two gay characters simply love one another, so the message of acceptance is even more boldly proclaimed.

Review: 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' Pumps Up the Action, but Lacks Sting

Review: 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' Pumps Up the Action, but Lacks Sting

MOVIES | By JC Alvarez | Nov 23, 2021

The most dangerous anti-hero in all of Marvel Comics returns for another menacing go-around. This is a big screen blowout of a cage fight!

Veteran Dancer Brian Fisher's New Steps

Veteran Dancer Brian Fisher's New Steps

THEATRE | By Philip Mayard | Nov 23, 2021

Having originated and performed the role of Drosselmeyer in Mark Foehringer's "Nutcracker Sweets" for 13 years, this year, Fisher will step down as a performer to serve as the production's Artistic Associate and Rehearsal Director.

Review: Musical 'Dear Evan Hansen' Treacly, Flawed, and Manipulative

Review: Musical 'Dear Evan Hansen' Treacly, Flawed, and Manipulative

MOVIES | By Megan Kearns | Nov 23, 2021

The treacly film adaptation of the Broadway musical features a good cast and some good songs, but it's plagued by a problematic premise, manipulative writing, queerphobia, and ableism.

Revisiting 'Coming Out' — The First and Only Gay-Themed Film Made in East Germany

Revisiting 'Coming Out' — The First and Only Gay-Themed Film Made in East Germany

MOVIES | Nov 23, 2021

"Coming Out," the first and only gay-themed film made in East Germany, is now available on DVD in a newly restored version.

Family Forays on Stage: Berkeley Rep's 'Wintertime' — Aurora Theatre's 'Father/Daughter'

Family Forays on Stage: Berkeley Rep's 'Wintertime' — Aurora Theatre's 'Father/Daughter'

THEATRE | By Jim Gladstone | Nov 23, 2021

Berkeley Rep's giddy show, Charles Mee's comic "Wintertime," takes on a home-for-the-holidays extended family gathering. Aurora Theatre offers the world premiere of Kait Kerrigan's Father/Daughter, about parents and children's connections.

Grammy Nominations to be Announced after Sweeping Changes

Grammy Nominations to be Announced after Sweeping Changes

MUSIC | Nov 23, 2021

The Recording Academy will announce nominees for its 64th Grammy Awards on Tuesday morning, but it'll be the first year selections have been made after some sweeping changes.

JK Rowling Slams Trans-Rights 'Activist Actors' Who Doxxed Her

JK Rowling Slams Trans-Rights 'Activist Actors' Who Doxxed Her

CELEBRITIES | By Emell Adolphus | Nov 22, 2021

JK Rowling has slammed trans-rights 'activist actors' who posted a photo of her address. The "Harry Potter" author claimed that three demonstrators posed in front of her home with her address clearly visible and posted the photo to social media last week.

Kevin Spacey Must Pay $31 Million for Violating Sexual Harassment Policy

Kevin Spacey Must Pay $31 Million for Violating Sexual Harassment Policy

TELEVISION | By Emell Adolphus | Nov 22, 2021

An arbitrator found Kevin Spacey breached his "House of Cards" contract by violating the production company's sexual harassment policy.

Review: 'The Last Five Years' is All About Time

Review: 'The Last Five Years' is All About Time

THEATRE | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 22, 2021

Jason Robert Brown's musical studies time, regret, and the ways in which people can fall out of sync. Stars Kira Troilo and Jared Troilo shine, and Leigh Barrett's direction is elegant.

Brit Awards Scrap Separate Male, Female Prize Categories

Brit Awards Scrap Separate Male, Female Prize Categories

MOVIES | Nov 22, 2021

The organizers of the Brit Awards announced Monday they are scrapping separate male and female artist categories in a shakeup designed to make the music prizes more inclusive.

Review: '30' Well Worth the Six-Year Wait

Review: '30' Well Worth the Six-Year Wait

MUSIC | By JC Alvarez | Nov 22, 2021

The long-awaited album from Adele is finally here.

Review: 'Mad Max Anthology' Delivers a Classic Films Series in Stunning 4K

Review: 'Mad Max Anthology' Delivers a Classic Films Series in Stunning 4K

MOVIES | By Sam Cohen | Nov 22, 2021

The "Mad Max Anthology" compiles all four films, and gives them stunning 4K presentations. This is a great set.

Review: 'King Richard' Tells the Story of Venus and Serena Williams' Rise

Review: 'King Richard' Tells the Story of Venus and Serena Williams' Rise

MOVIES | By JC Alvarez | Nov 22, 2021

Will Smith stars in the sports biopic "King Richard," about Richard Williams, the father of tennis phenoms Venus and Serena.

Out Actor Kal Penn to Star in Gay Sitcom about Coming Out

Out Actor Kal Penn to Star in Gay Sitcom about Coming Out

TELEVISION | Nov 22, 2021

Kal Penn has signed to star in the pilot for a sitcom about a gay man coming out in midlife.

Eddie Redmayne Says he Wouldn't Take Trans Role in 'Danish Girl' Today

Eddie Redmayne Says he Wouldn't Take Trans Role in 'Danish Girl' Today

CELEBRITIES | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 22, 2021

Even as he revisits the role of the Emcee in a revival of "Cabaret," Eddie Redmayne reflected on having played a trans character in 2015, calling it "a mistake."

Hitmakers BTS Stamp their Authority on American Music Awards

Hitmakers BTS Stamp their Authority on American Music Awards

MUSIC | By Mark Kennedy | Nov 22, 2021

South Korean superstars BTS were crowned artist of the year at the American Music Awards on Sunday, brushing aside challenges from Taylor Swift, Drake and The Weeknd as they took home a total of three awards.

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