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Brutally Honest Emmy Ballot: “‘Pam & Tommy?’ Are You Kidding Me?”

Best Drama Series I thought that This Is Us went out with a bang and should’ve been in here. I would have preferred it to Squid Game, which was just too violent for me. Stranger Things has fallen off, and I bailed on Severance after episode two. (I know there are people who say it’s […]

‘Pam and Tommy’ Showrunners on Why Lily James Was the “Perfect” Casting to Play Pamela Anderson

Showrunners Robert Siegel and D.V. DeVincentis set out to explore the story of how Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s sex tape was stolen with Hulu’s Pam and Tommy, in which Lily James and Sebastian Stan play Anderson and Lee. The show received 10 Emmy nominations, including best limited series and nods for James, Stan and […]

The Emmys Embraced True Crime, With a Focus on Scams Over Murder

This Emmy season was stuffed with true-crime sagas, largely among the limited/anthology series. With that category’s top prize restricted to just five nominees, four of the series noms went to titles that examined high-profile crimes: Hulu’s Dopesick, The Dropout and Pam & Tommy, plus Netflix’s Inventing Anna. While fraud is at the center of each […]

Costume Design Hacks: Making Selena Gomez Read Taller and Alexander Skarsgard Look Smaller Onscreen

Reportedly, Sebastian Stan clocks in at 6 feet tall, comparable with 6-foot-2 Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, whom the actor plays in Pam & Tommy. Co-star Lily James hits 5-foot-7 in flats, which corresponds with Pamela Anderson. But, via extensive research, Pam & Tommy costume designer Kameron Lennox determined that Anderson’s documented height may be […]

Where to Watch Emmy-Nominated Series ‘Pam & Tommy’ Online

The Hulu original series stars Lily James and Sebastian Stan, who also scored nods for their roles as Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee.

‘Pam & Tommy’ Editor Reflects on Scene That Was a “Pivotal Turning Point”

Talking about reteaming with her I, Tonya director Craig Gillespie on Pam & Tommy, Oscar-nominated editor Tatiana S. Riegel describes the stories Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, and that of Tonya Harding, as “misunderstood.” “I actually find them kind of similar, the two stories,” Riegel says in a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Behind the Screen podcast. […]

‘Pam & Tommy,’ ‘Only Murders in the Building’ and ‘Russian Doll’ Editors Explain How They Cut Together Their Most Challenging Scenes

Tatiana Riegel’s long collaboration with director Craig Gillespie includes I, Tonya — the dark comedy about the Tonya Harding 1990s figure skating scandal for which the editor earned an Oscar nomination — and their latest, Pam & Tommy, for which she again had to walk a fine line between humor and seriousness. “For Craig to […]

How ‘Inventing Anna,’ ‘Angelyne’ and More Series Went From Magazine Pages to the Small Screen

In a TV season packed with true-crime stories ripped from newspaper headlines, four limited series found inspiration in longform magazine articles: Hulu’s The Girl From Plainville and Pam & Tommy, Peacock’s Angelyne and Netflix’s Inventing Anna. Journalist Jesse Barron first read about the case that inspired The Girl From Plainville in the news before he […]

Tears and Therapy With ‘Squid Game’ Star Jung Ho-yeon, Sandra Oh and THR’s Drama Actress Roundtable

“She’s so beautiful even when she cries,” said Emmy Rossum. The Angelyne star was seated next to Squid Game breakout Jung Ho-yeon, whose face was lined with tears as she reflected on her meteoric and anxiety-ridden rise at The Hollywood Reporter‘s Drama Actress Emmy Roundtable in late April. The model turned actress said she’d been […]

Sebastian Stan Discusses ‘Pam & Tommy’ Talking Penis: “It’s Actually a Very Sweet Scene”

Sebastian Stan is still fielding questions about a certain talking appendage from his recent Hulu series, Pam & Tommy. During a visit to The Late Show on Friday, host Stephen Colbert asked about the show that focuses on Tommy Lee (Stan) and Pamela Anderson (Lily James). Specifically, Colbert wanted to know about a scene from […]

Rio Hackford, ‘Treme,’ ‘Swingers’ Actor and New Orleans Club Owner, Dies at 51

Rio Hackford, the older son of Oscar-winning filmmaker Taylor Hackford and a prominent club owner who acted in Treme, Swingers, Jonah Hex and American Crime Story, has died. He was 51. Hackford died Thursday in Sunset Beach, California, his brother, Alex Hackford, told The Hollywood Reporter. The cause of death was uveal melanoma. He was the son […]

Events of the Week: ‘Pam & Tommy’ Finale, ‘The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey’ and More

As Hollywood events return to full force in New York and Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings, including red carpets for the Pam & Tommy finale, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Upload and All The Old Knives.  Santa Barbara International Film Festival  SBIFF […]