Karla Peterson: Apple TV+'s new series 'Physical' is set in San Diego, but it's a bad TV trip
There is nothing inherently wrong with setting a TV show in San Diego but shooting it in Los Angeles. The gorgeous La Jolla beach house shared by the title characters in Netflix's "Grace and Frankie" is actually located in Malibu, but the show's funny bone is still in the right place. The fictional La Jolla private school featured in Disney+'s new series "Big Shot" is actually a set built on the Paramount lot in Los Angeles, but the sharp John Stamos comedy is firmly grounded in emotional reality. No geographical harm, no entertainment foul. Then there is "Physical," the new series that debute...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
No hard feelings: Chiefs coach Andy Reid extends best wishes to Le'Veon Bell
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Chiefs running back Le'Veon created a social media storm last weekend with some not-so-subtle shots at Kansas City coach Andy Reid. Bell, who joined the Chiefs in 2020 on a one-year deal, posted on Instagram that he would retire rather than play for Reid again. He then doubled downed on Twitter, stating the reason he wouldn't play for Reid is "because of what he (Reid) said to me." Days later, Reid had an opportunity to address Bell's remarks. Reid didn't reveal what was allegedly said between the two, but anyone expecting fireworks might come away disappointed. Reid ...
The Kansas City Star
Television Q&A: Fate of 'Manifest' up in the air
You have questions. I have some answers. Q: Is “Manifest” coming back? A: Not on NBC. The network canceled the fantasy drama after three seasons amid reports of declining ratings and, judging from some letters here, viewer discontent. That’s especially tough considering that the show was meant to run six seasons and only made it to the halfway point. But the show’s repeats have done well on Netflix, and there’s a chance that streamer or another service will order new episodes. Q: I see a very strong resemblance between Lee Majors, co-star in the Western series “The Big Valley,” and Elvis Presl...
Tribune News Service
With Stephen Colbert, ‘John Oliver’ and others on board, Second City has a new path to late-night TV
CHICAGO — The recent news that Chicago’s The Second City comedy theater is adding Stephen Colbert to a new board of advisers means far more than the arrival of a supportive alum adding his name to help an institution that has gone through several crises and reinventions. It looks to me like a major new pipeline from Chicago comedy to late-night TV. Second City cast members certainly have found their way there by themselves, as have funny people who spend their formative years at the iO comedy theater, Annoyance Theatre and many others. As I wrote seven years ago on Colbert’s ascendancy to his ...
Soundgarden to regain control of social media accounts in deal with Vicky Cornell
SEATTLE — After a year and a half of contentious litigation, Soundgarden and Vicky Cornell, the wife of late singer Chris Cornell, have reached a temporary agreement on at least one piece of the ongoing lawsuit. Under the agreement, which both sides announced Wednesday morning, Soundgarden and its management team will take control of Soundgarden's social media channels and website, which Vicky Cornell had been operating. Through the courts, the band had previously sought an injunction against Cornell and accused her of locking the band out of the accounts after Chris Cornell's death and the en...
The Seattle Times
‘Jeopardy!’: Which guest host tops the list so far?
With Savannah Guthrie stepping into the spotlight this week, “Jeopardy!” now has had 10 guest hosts since this intriguing conga line began back in January. Ten. That’s a nice round number. So have you seen enough? Are you ready to pick a “winner” yet? Yes, we still have more drop-ins coming our way, including CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, as well as George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts from ABC’s “Good Morning America,” actor LeVar Burton, CNBC personality David Faber and sportscaster Joe Buck. But it’s time to take a stand and declare a leader of the pack so far. Our favorite...
The Mercury News
Justice Department official quits amid growing scandal over secret inquiries
The top federal prosecutor for national security issues is stepping down amid a growing scandal over a secret Trump-era probe of prominent congressional critics of the then-president. John Demers’ resignation, which was revealed Monday, comes as prosecutors face rising questions about their unusual seizures of phone records from Democratic lawmakers and journalists for investigations into damaging leaks about Trump’s ties to Russia. The departure of Demers, a Trump appointee who was asked to stay on after President Joe Biden took office, had been planned. But the move takes on new significance...
New York Daily News
Doug Thron is 'on a crusade' to save animals in new series
The new high flying drones are utilized for all kinds of missions from surveillance to backyard play. But Doug Thron uses them to save the lives of animals. Thron is an aerial cinematographer who has adopted drone photography for his art. But he elevated that art when he discovered infrared drones that could pierce the devastation left by wildfires and hurricanes, revealing wildlife trapped in their wake. “I'm a pioneer of using infrared drones with spotlights and zoom lenses to rescue animals,” he says. “I've been somewhat, for lack of a better word, on a crusade, not only to rescue the anima...
Tribune News Service
Drew Peterson’s ex-fiancee uses TV to reveal what she says happened to his missing 4th wife
CHICAGO — Drew Peterson’s ex-fiancee says the former Bolingbrook police sergeant “got rid of” his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, by putting her in a chokehold and stuffing her body into a blue barrel. “He actually tried to show me the trick (of) how to snap someone’s neck within seconds,” Christina Raines said on Friday’s episode of the new Lifetime network series “Cellmate Secrets,” which was scheduled to air at 9 p.m. in Chicago. Raines said she is sharing her “truth” for the first time — more than a decade after standing by Peterson on national television while he was under suspicion in the 2...
John Mayer mellows out with ’80s-style soft-rock single
All aboard! John Mayer has arrived at the station — the radio station, that is — with his new single/video, “Last Train Home.” It’s a cool, soft-rock tune, with a definite mid-’80s vibe, as the Grammy-winning star once again mixes mellow vocal work with some tasty guitar licks. It also features vocal contributions from country-pop talent Maren Morris, who also makes a cameo in the video. Fans also can hear Toto percussionist Lenny Castro and keyboardist Greg Phillinganes (who has worked with Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson and others) on the track. The song hails from artist’s for...
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