Bill Maher postpones return to the air, the latest TV host to balk at working during writers strike
Bill Maher has delayed returning to his HBO talk show during the ongoing strike by writers and actors, a decision following similar pauses in the past few days by “The Drew Barrymore Show,” “The Talk” and “The Jennifer Hudson Show.”.
Poet Rita Dove to receive an honorary National Book Award medal for lifetime achievement
Poet Rita Dove is this year's winner of an honorary National Book Award for “Distinguished Contribution to American Letters,” a lifetime achievement prize previously given to Toni Morrison and Don DeLillo among others.
New this week: Shania, 'Princess Power' and Pamela Anderson
This week’s new entertainment releases include a fresh album from Shania Twain, the megahit film “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” lands on Disney+ and a new PBS “Frontline” documentary delves into Russian President Vladimir Putin’s interaction with the last five U.S. presidents.
New this week: 'The Handmaid’s Tale' and 'Goodnight Mommy'
This week’s new entertainment releases include albums from Little Big Town and Marcus Mumford, “The Handmaid’s Tale” returns with high stakes for the future of Gilead, and twin brothers go to their mother’s house for a stay but find something is off about her in the film “Goodnight Mommy.”.
New this week: Rebel Wilson, The Black Keys, 'Firestarter'
This week’s new entertainment releases include a fresh album from The Black Keys, Rebel Wilson starring as a popular high school senior who emerges from a coma after 20 years, and the period drama “Operation Mincemeat,” based on a risky and real military operation in World War II.
Barrymore sets high standard in her models as talk show host
NEW YORK – Drew Barrymore is setting a high standard for herself as she joins the world of daytime talk show hosts on Monday. “We’re all human beings on this planet going through our lives and our journeys and there’s a way to connect through that,” Barrymore said. I’ve never lived in that space.”“The Drew Barrymore Show,” retrofitted for the coronavirus era, is being distributed by CBS Television. Bill Carroll, a veteran television consultant and expert in the syndication market, said he’s impressed that Barrymore is shooting high. Yes, some may regard Barrymore as slightly loopy and hippie-dippie (“we’re all human beings on this planet”), but it’s more endearing than annoying.
Walmart offering free virtual summer camp for kids using star-studded cast
SAN ANTONIO Walmart is trying to help families find things to do amid the COVID-19 pandemic by offering a free star-studded virtual summer camp for children of all ages to enjoy. Camp by Walmart will offer 200-plus activities throughout the summer to help keep families and kids busy and entertained, Walmart said. Through our digital means and vast footprint of stores, were hoping to bring some summer fun to families across the country. A morning kick-off with Head Camp Counselor Harris, who sends families through one of 14 camp challenges, from Neils Charades to musical Mad Libs. A Skills Camp talent show featuring experts teaching new skills, like Menzel, who showcases her singing skills to campers.