A new crime drama series "American Crime," will premiere on March 5 on the ABC Network. Its series creator is the highly publicized and award-winning screenwriter of the Oscar-winning film about slavery "12 Years a Slave," John Ridley.
In an interview with Variety, Ridley openly said that he hopes the new series, like his film, will "change the way we think about race today." He mentioned that he had asked himself whether a show like this existed on network television and his answer was "Very fundamentally, no." He is the show's executive producer and is said to have written five out of 11 episodes, and directed three including the pilot episode.
The series' storyline follows a gruesome murder of a white couple in Modesto, California. The suspects are all minorities and the story unfolds not from the usual point of view of law enforcement, but from the points of view of the victim's family, the suspects and their families, as well as the community. As it unfolds, issues about race, ethnicity, faith and religion are brought to fore. Variety calls it "provocative." more >>
After Google unveiled the latest version of the Android mobile operating system Lollipop in June 2014, smartphone and tablet users on Android have been asking if and when they will get an update on their phones.
The earliest to get the updates were the Nexus devices with HTC and Motorola sometime November 2014. Google is leaving it to the phone manufacturers to schedule their releases for their own devices and several reports have come out to try and consolidate information about Lollipop updates.
One such report is found in Digital Trends, and it tries to round up updated news, tidbits and rumors about Lollipop releases on the major smartphone brands. more >>
A hardworking, dedicated woman: actress Maggie Smith, who recently turned 80 on December, says that despite age she still desired to work for television and film for fear of "missing out."
"When you're not working it's scary, and when you are working it's scary, because you don't know if you've got the energy to get through the day. But the bleakness of not doing it, and missing out on the friendships that you make, is too much to bear," the British actress told The Sunday Times.
One of her latest projects includes filming for the upcoming sixth season of the hit period drama TV series "Downton Abbey." Smith however implied that this might be her last season in the show, regardless if the series moves forward for another chapter or not. more >>
"Once Upon A Time" Season 4 recently returned for the second half of the season. The second part of Season 4 premiered March 1. The first half of the season ended Dec. 14 last year so there is much anticipation about what will happen next. The American fairy tale drama series continues the story of fairy tale characters who are living in the real world, in the town of Storybrooke.
NBC released a video clip from the March 1 premiere showing the gathering of the three Evil Queens (Maleficent, Ursula and Cruella) by the series' longtime villain, Rumpelstiltskin, leading some spoiler reports to say that these three will play a crucial part in the story for the rest of the season.
Zap2it has compiled a list of spoilers in their website. First up, the list has a few things to say about the villains in the series. Aside from Evil Queen Regina, who is also the Storybrooke mayor, the Queens of Darkness: Ursula, Maleficent and Cruella; will definitely make things more interesting. Cruella, who is traditionally seen as somebody devoid of any magical powers, will have some magic up her sleeves this season. more >>
It has been called "The History-Making Gay Kiss," as "The Fosters" TV show, which airs during prime time on the ABC Family network, featured the "Youngest Same-Sex TV Kiss Ever." Yes, on a so-called "family friendly" network, two 13-year-old boys locked lips, and gay activists and their allies are celebrating the moment.
GLAAD, formally known as the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, stated that, "ABC Family's 'The Fosters' breaks new ground with Jude and Connor kiss." For those who are not familiar with the show, Jude is raised by two lesbians, his adoptive parents.
Gabe Bergado, writing for The Daily Beast, claimed that the kiss set "a fantastic standard," one that "reassures all the real-life Judes and Connors out there that their feelings of self-discovery during those middle school and junior high years are valid." more >>
Last week on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," the ladies went on a scavenger hunt around Beverly Hills, had fun at David Foster's charity gala, and packed their bags for a trip to Amsterdam.
Yolanda Foster enlists the help of Camille Grammer for the scavenger hunt, and the ladies are divided into three teams: team one is comprised of Yolanda, Lisa Vanderpump, and Lisa Rinna, team two has Eileen Davidson and Kim Richards, and team three has Brandi Glanville and Kyle Richards.
First, the teams had to open a combination lock using clues to secure a map. Then, they head to an ice cream shop to drink a milkshake. They also go to a candy store and race to the finish line. At the finish line, which is Villa Bianca, Eileen's team gets there first, and they complete a puzzle which will take them to the next leg of their journey—Amsterdam. more >>