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.”.
As 'Handmaid's Tale' returns, creator sees no end in sight
FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, file photo, Elisabeth Moss attends the "The Handmaid's Tale" season three finale red carpet at the Regency Village Theatre, in Los Angeles. The drama series fourth season begins April 28, 2021, and will include 10 episodes. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – As “The Handmaid’s Tale” returns in April for season four, its creator is reluctant to predict when the dystopian drama will be ready for its final act. “Every time I come upon a season, I don’t have any idea what we’re going to do,” said Bruce Miller. “The Handmaid's Tale” is already renewed for another season, but the 10-episode arc that begins April 28 doesn’t hold back on playing out story lines, Miller said.
Joe Allen, whose bistro was a Broadway draw, dies at 87
FILE - Joe Allen, proprietor of Joe Allen's restaurant poses behind the bar in New York on Nov. 10, 2005. Allen died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Hampton, New Hampshire, according to Jason Woodruff, a former staffer for the Allen family of restaurants who spoke to the family. Allen died Sunday in Hampton, New Hampshire, according to Jason Woodruff, a former staffer for the Allen family of restaurants who spoke to the family. Many of the servers at Joe Allen were actors earning paychecks when not onstage. At its height, Joe Allen had an outpost in Paris.
'Former staff' claim abuse by ex-Rep. Hill in Twitter hack
LOS ANGELES – An old government Twitter account for former California U.S. Rep. Katie Hill was hacked Wednesday, purportedly by “former staff” who criticized a planned movie about her life and accused Hill of workplace abuse. In a statement on Twitter, Hill said she returned control of the account to the House Clerk when she resigned, including password changes and access restrictions. The anonymous tweets said Hill had not been held accountable and is “not a hero.”“Katie Hill took advantage of her subordinates,” one tweet said. Hill later said the explicit, private photos had been “weaponized” by her husband and political operatives. When Hill captured the seat in a 2018 upset, it was the last Republican-held House seat anchored in Los Angeles County.
New this week: Alicia Keys, 'Filthy Rich' and the Emmys
This cover image released by RCA Records shows "Alicia" the latest release by Alicia Keys. The album, out Friday, features several guest stars, including Jill Scott, Miguel, Khalid, Snoh Aalegra, Sampha, Diamond Platnumz and Ed Sheeran, who co-wrote the single Underdog. (RCA Records via AP)
New this week: Alicia Keys, 'Filthy Rich' and the Emmys
This cover image released by RCA Records shows "Alicia" the latest release by Alicia Keys. The album, out Friday, features several guest stars, including Jill Scott, Miguel, Khalid, Snoh Aalegra, Sampha, Diamond Platnumz and Ed Sheeran, who co-wrote the single Underdog. (RCA Records via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. It lands on HBO and HBO Max on Saturday at 8 p.m.— AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Piano-playing pop star Alicia Keys is putting out her seventh album on Friday. — Kim Cattrall is at the center of Fox’s “Filthy Rich,” a prime-time soap opera loaded with money and betrayal that debuts 9 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 21.
Margaret Atwood honored with Dayton Literary Peace Prize
The Canadian writer and teacher has earned the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, officials of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize officials announced Monday. The award is named for the late U.S. diplomat who brokered the 1995 Bosnian peace accords reached in the Ohio city. Some readers of “The Handmaid's Tale” saw in the leaders of authoritarian Gilead similarities to the rise of Republican Donald Trump to president in the election of 2016. Sharon Rab, the founder and chairwoman of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation, praised Atwood for popular success with writing that also educates people about pressing social justice and environmental issues. “The Testaments,” her 2019 sequel to “The Handmaid's Tale,” quickly joined her bestsellers.
'Handmaid's Tale' Season 4 Teaser: June Is Raising Up an Army
June Osborne is leading the charge to a revolution in Gilead, and she's going to need the help of her fellow handmaids. "I can't rest," June (Elisabeth Moss) says in the season 4 teaser for Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, released Wednesday. New episodes of The Handmaid's Tale will not premiere on Hulu until some time next year. ET recently spoke with Moss, who makes her directorial debut in season 4, about the show's production being put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. RELATED CONTENT:'The Handmaid's Tale': What Elisabeth Moss, Ann Dowd and Others Want to See in Season 4 (Exclusive)'The Testaments': An Update on Hulu's 'Handmaid's Tale' SpinoffYvonne Strahovski on 'The Handmaid's Tale' and Filming 'Angel of Mine' Stunts While Pregnant (Exclusive)
Elisabeth Moss Talks Her 'Shirley' Transformation and Teases a 'Mad Men' Zoomunion (Exclusive)
And I am a true believer that if that is the case, you don't really have a whole lot to complain about." In Shirley, Moss plays an imagined version of Shirley Jackson, the horror author best known for The Haunting of Hill House. That was something that was a really, really standout memory for me. Oh, I don't know. I don't think I am in a position to officially share anything.