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How ‘Minx’ Re-created the World of ’70s American Magazine Publishing

In the world of HBO Max’s period comedy Minx, Jake Johnson’s Bottom Dollar publisher Doug is king — and production designer Jeff Sage, along with set decorator Doug Mowat, helped build his castle. The first season of HBO Max’s dramedy Minx is most obviously a time capsule of feminism, capitalism, race and sexuality, but it’s […]

“Cancellation’s Just to Give Boring People Something Interesting to Talk About”: Jerrod Carmichael, Danny McBride and THR’s Comedy Actor Roundtable

“These are big questions,” Jake Johnson noted, just before he got real about his Hollywood path, which at different points along the way had left him feeling underwhelmed and disillusioned. It was the Minx star’s first appearance on a Hollywood Reporter Roundtable, and he half-jokingly admitted that he’d come to it with something entirely different […]

‘Minx’ Stars Jake Johnson and Idara Victor on What’s Behind Their Characters’ Bottom Dollar Partnership

If Minx — the fictional feminist porn magazine at the center of Ellen Rapoport’s new HBO Max series — is the brainchild of Ophelia Lovibond’s character Joyce, then Jake Johnson and Idara Victor’s characters are among its brainparents. Victor, who plays Bottom Dollar secretary Tina, is the equal business partner of Johnson’s Doug, Minx publisher […]

HBO Max’s ‘Minx’: TV Review

The 1970s Los Angeles-set series follows a feminist (Ophelia Lovibond) and an adult magazine publisher (Jake Johnson) as they team up to launch the first erotic title for women.

Ralph Ahn, Actor on ‘New Girl,’ Dies at 95

Ralph Ahn, the actor best known for his recurring role as Tran on Fox’s New Girl, has died. He was 95. Ahn’s death was confirmed Monday by the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles and by New Girl star Jake Johnson, who wrote on Instagram: “RIP. So much fun to work with. He gave so much […]

Jake Johnson Says Leaked Audio Recording From ‘Mission: Impossible’ Set Lines Up With Tom Cruise’s Intensity

Jake Johnson said the leaked recording of Tom Cruise admonishing Mission: Impossible 7 crew over their failure to follow COVID-19 protocols lined up with the intensity of the actor, whom he worked with on 2017’s The Mummy. “Yeah, he’s an intense guy,” the Ride the Eagle star told Matt Wilstein, senior writer and host of […]

Susan Sarandon on ‘Ride the Eagle’ Message: “Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously”

Susan Sarandon’s outspoken progressive activism has taken center stage in recent years. (She famously outraged centrist Democrats — and especially Debra Messing — by suggesting ahead of the 2016 election that a vote for Donald Trump might “bring the revolution” faster than a vote for Hillary Clinton ever could.) But beyond the Twitter beefs and […]

‘Hoops’: TV Review

With Phil Lord and Christopher Miller among its executive producers, Netflix's new adult animated comedy 'Hoops' offers an obscenity-filled look at a rag-tag high school basketball team.

How ‘Spider-Verse’ Star Jake Johnson Found His Voice as an Older Peter Parker

'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' star Jake Johnson brings to life a Spider-Man that we've never seen on the big screen before.

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Stars Honor Stan Lee

Saturday's Los Angeles premiere of 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' marked the release of the first Marvel Universe-centered film since Stan Lee's death, and was full of fitting tributes to the comic book legend.

Jake Johnson to Lead Animated Netflix Comedy Series ‘Hoops’ From Phil Lord, Chris Miller

'New Girl' grad Jake Johnson will voice the central character in 'Hoops,' an animated Netflix comedy series from Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

‘Tag’: Film Review

Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm and Hannibal Buress lead the ensemble in 'Tag,' a fact-based comedy about a group of childhood friends caught up in a decades-long session of the eponymous game.