50 Cent on ‘BMF’ and why his urban dramas hit

50 Cent on ‘BMF’ and why his urban dramas hit

50 Cent knows that there are already complaints about his new Starz series, “BMF.” Critics of the drama, based on the real life “Black Mafia Family” crime syndicate, have argued the show glamorizes drug-trafficking and money laundering. “The lifestyle choices are always going to give you more danger,” 50 Cent told CNN in a recent…

Sarah Jessica Parker calls loss of Willie Garson ‘unbearable’
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Sarah Jessica Parker calls loss of Willie Garson ‘unbearable’

Sarah Jessica Parker paid tribute to her late “Sex and the City” co-star Willie Garson on Friday, calling the loss of her friend and colleague “unbearable.” Garson died on Sept. 21 of pancreatic cancer. “It’s been unbearable,” she wrote in a tribute shared on Instagram. “Sometimes silence is a statement. Of the gravity. The anguish.…

Michael K. Williams died of an accidental overdose, medical examiner determines
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Michael K. Williams died of an accidental overdose, medical examiner determines

Actor Michael K. Williams died from “acute intoxication by the combined effects of fentanyl, p-fluorofentanyl, heroin and cocaine,” the New York City Medical Examiner’s Officer has determined. His death was deemed to be accidental in nature, a spokesperson for the office said in a statement on Friday. Williams was found dead in his New York…

TV OT: Why we knead and love baking shows. Plus, Broadway’s back and ‘Ted Lasso’

TV OT: Why we knead and love baking shows. Plus, Broadway’s back and ‘Ted Lasso’

As I set up the refreshments table at the “Law & Order: SVU” Emotional Support Group, enjoy this week’s TV OT. Just what I kneaded At my darkest point during the lockdown portion of the pandemic, I was awake until past 3 a.m. on most days watching old episodes of “The Great British Bake Off,”…

Willie Garson died of pancreatic cancer
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Willie Garson died of pancreatic cancer

Willie Garson’s family has shared how he died. In a New York Times obituary published Thursday, his family wrote that the 57-year-old actor, whose legal name was William Garson Paszamant, died at his home in Los Angeles. “The cause was pancreatic cancer,” the obituary reads. Best known for his role Stanford Blatch in the “Sex…

‘Foundation’ builds Isaac Asimov’s novels into a confounding Apple TV+ series

‘Foundation’ builds Isaac Asimov’s novels into a confounding Apple TV+ series

Apple TV+ makes one of the new TV season’s biggest bets by turning writer/producer David S. Goyer loose on “Foundation,” Isaac Asimov’s sweeping and cerebral science fiction novels. The 10-episode first season looks appropriately epic but struggles to tame a centuries-spanning, complex plot that feels lost in space — dazzling to look at and confounding…

‘Midnight Mass’ delivers Netflix a creepy horror series that’s a bit too long winded
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‘Midnight Mass’ delivers Netflix a creepy horror series that’s a bit too long winded

As is often the case with such fare, “Midnight Mass” begins as a creepy, provocative horror yarn and finally can’t deliver on its promise. Created by “The Haunting of Hill House’s” Mike Flanagan, the Netflix series deserves praise for its distinctive ambitions and jolting surprises but too often plays like a long-winded sermon, frittering around…