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John Cameron Mitchell on Playing Joe Exotic: “I Didn’t Want to Do an Impersonation”

John Cameron Mitchell is a multihyphenate who has worked onstage and on screen, as an actor, writer and director. Best known for co-writing and starring in the genderqueer rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch — first off-Broadway, then in the 2001 film adaptation and later a Tony-winning Broadway revival — Mitchell is one of […]

Peacock’s ‘Joe vs. Carole’: TV Review

The rivalry between Carole Baskin and Joe Exotic, which captivated America between March 2020 and March 2020, gets an eight-episode limited series starring Kate McKinnon and John Cameron Mitchell.

Peacock’s ‘Joe vs. Carole’ Trailer Reveals Kate McKinnon as Carole Baskin

“It’s war,” declares Carole Baskin in the first trailer for Peacock’s limited series Joe vs. Carole. The series stars Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) as Baskin and John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) as Joe Exotic in a scripted dramatic take on the Tiger King phenomenon. The project is based on the Wondery […]

‘Tiger King’ Star Joe Exotic Resentenced to 21 Years in Prison

A federal judge resentenced Tiger King Joe Exotic to 21 years in prison on Friday, reducing his punishment by just a year despite pleas from the former zookeeper for leniency as he begins treatment for early-stage cancer. “Please don’t make me die in prison waiting for a chance to be free,” he tearfully told a […]

‘Tiger King’ Subject Joe Exotic Set for Resentencing Later This Month

A federal judge in Oklahoma on Monday set a Jan. 28 date for the resentencing of Tiger King‘s Joe Exotic. U.S. District Judge Scott Palk set the resentencing for 10 a.m. and granted the defendant’s request to be transported to Oklahoma City for the hearing. A federal appeals court in July ruled that Joe Exotic, whose real […]

Timothee Chalamet Wanted ‘Don’t Look Up’ Hairstyle to Resemble Joe Exotic’s ‘Tiger King’ Mullet, Costume Designer Says

Timothée Chalamet’s hairstyle inspiration for Don’t Look Up was the product of the Tiger King obsession. In an interview with Vogue, Don’t Look Up‘s costume designer Susan Matheson broke down how she created each character’s distinct look for the film. While discussing Chalamet’s Yule, a young man who strikes up a bond with Jennifer Lawrence’s Kate […]

Netflix, ‘Tiger King’ Producers Sued Over Unauthorized Use of ‘Ace Ventura 2’ Clips

Morgan Creek Productions has sued Netflix and the producers of Tiger King for copyright infringement over the use of Ace Ventura 2 clips in the hit reality series. The show, which became a hit upon its release in March 2020, focused on Joseph Maldonado Passage, aka “Joe Exotic,” owner of a “big cat” zoo. “The […]

Carole Baskin Drops Netflix ‘Tiger King 2’ Lawsuit, Swipes at “Poor Reviews”

Carole Baskin is walking away from her lawsuit over Tiger King 2, but she hasn’t entirely retracted her claws after alleging she was duped into participating in the first season of the Netflix series and was unfairly portrayed. After the Tiger King 2 trailer was released, Baskin on Nov. 1 sued Netflix and Royal Goode […]

Carole Baskin Sues Netflix Over ‘Tiger King’ Season 2

Just days after releasing the trailer for Tiger King 2, Netflix is being taken to court by Carole Baskin, a big cat sanctuary owner who was prominently featured in the original streaming docuseries. Baskin on Monday sued the streamer and Royal Goode Productions in Florida federal court and filed an emergency motion for a temporary […]

Carole Baskin to Investigate Treatment of Big Cats at Joe Exotic’s Former Zoo in Discovery+ Docuseries (Exclusive)

Tiger King’s Carole Baskin is investigating the treatment of big cats at the zoo formerly owned by Joe Exotic — and with the help of his niece — in a new docuseries for discovery+. Carole Baskin’s Cage Fight will document Baskin’s investigation into the treatment of these animals alongside her husband, Howard, and their team. […]

Carole Baskin Slams ‘Tiger King 2’ After Netflix Releases Sequel Teaser

The behind-the-scenes Tiger King drama is starting again. Carole Baskin issued a blistering statement regarding Tiger King 2 after Netflix officially announced the sequel early Thursday and revealed some teaser footage. “I don’t know how they put out a Tiger King 2 when Joe Schreibvogel’s [aka Joe Exotic] in jail and I’m refusing to be […]

‘Tiger King 2’ Officially Happening, Coming to Netflix This Year

It’s official: Tiger King is getting a sequel. Bonus: It’s coming to Netflix sometime before the end of the year. Netflix has confirmed the follow-up to the 2020 documentary breakout. The streamer promised “more madness and mayhem” and also released a brief teaser video (below). A second edition of Tiger King has been long rumored […]