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Melvin Van Peebles Remembered by Son Mario: “A Pioneer, a Maverick and One Cool Cat”

Melvin Van Peebles, a trailblazing Black filmmaker best known for 1971’s Sweet Sweetback’s Baad Asssss Song, died on Tuesday at the age of 89. Here, one of his sons, Mario Van Peebles, a noted filmmaker in his own right, remembers his father publicly for the first time since his death. * * * 20 years […]

Brutally Honest Emmy Ballot: ‘Queen’s Gambit’ Best Thing on TV in 10 Years

Best Drama Series I don’t get why The Boys is nominated, except that it arrived at a time when everything was Marvel and DC, our senses were overwhelmed by superheroes, and anybody who came along and had an expensive show that was “the anti-superhero show” was going to get a lot of buzz. I could […]

Nick Cordero Remembered as “One of the Great Ones” by Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal

Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal praise Nick Cordero, their star of Broadway's 'A Bronx Tale,' who died July 5 of COVID-19 complications at age 41.

Oscars: Anonymous Voter Thinks He Knows How ‘Green Book’ Beat ‘Roma’

An industry pro who followed awards season closely offers an explanation for why Green Book beat Roma, including why the controversies against the former didn't stick, the impact of Netflix and how Academy ?members "are not very self-aware."

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot #2: ‘Get Out’ Filmmakers “Played the Race Card,” “Just Sick of” Meryl Streep

A voter from the Academy's actors branch says she "learned more about 'Dunkirk' from five minutes of 'Darkest Hour' than I did from the whole movie 'Dunkirk,'" and was tempted to put 'Darkest Hour' atop her ballot but "didn’t think it would have a chance of winning."

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot: ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Is “Wrong,” ‘The Post’ Got “Over-Spielberg-ized”

A voter from the Academy's producers branch thinks 'The Florida Project' "got f---in' screwed," wishes he'd seen the Kevin Spacey version of 'All the Money in the World’ and says Gary Oldman gets his vote even "if he hit his wife with a telephone" (he denied the claim and was cleared).

Tab Hunter on (Almost) Being Outed in 1955: “I Thought My Career Was Over” (Guest Column)

Back in the '50s, Hunter was a closeted movie star constantly worrying that his sex life would become front-page fodder for gossip rags. Now, he reflects on a more innocent but still dangerous time.

One of TV Academy’s Youngest Members Pays Tribute to Lucy Hood

Jason Cozier recounts his interactions with the president and COO of the academy, who succumbed to cancer last Wednesday at the age of 56.

Hollywood Pioneer Marcia Nasatir: ‘If I’d Been Born 20 Years Later, I Would Be Head of a Studio’

The first female vp production at a studio helped to develop "Rocky," "Carrie" and "Coming Home," but found herself repeatedly passed over for promotions because she was a woman: "I didn't need to watch 'Mad Men' -- I lived it."

4 Ways to Spin Being Fired in Hollywood

At times it felt like half of the entertainment world was given the boot in 2013. Now, a top town player (under cover of anonymity, of course) reveals what to say, and how to say it, after your abrupt au revoir.

Roseanne Barr Wants TV Viewers to Turn Off ‘Bitches and Ho’s’ (Guest Essay)

The outspoken comedienne shares her solution for the "sexism, classism and racism that pervades network television."

Emmy Nominations: A TV Academy Member Dishes on His Ballot

An anonymous voter cheers return of "Arrested Development," says "Game of Thrones'' star Emilia Clarke deserves nom, admires underdogs Tina Fey and Lena Dunham and admits lavish Netflix event gives "House of Cards" a big shot.