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In movies and TV shows, you need a bad guy. Often, when directors and producers are looking for a bad guy, they look to Jeremy Irons, who's filled the bill in movies from Reversal of Fortune to the Lion King. His most recent endeavor, Showtime's The Borgias, returns on Sunday.
Shivkumar Sharma and Zakir Hussain are widely known for their distinctive, Indian music. It's an example of the type of music that's also a uniting force for the country's Hindus and Muslims. The two musicians have brought their music to the United States.
Tom Hanks, the movie actor known for his leading roles in Big, Forrest Gump and Saving Private Ryan, is staring on Broadway right now, in Lucky Guy, about a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. But Hanks, who has played roles that don't have to say much to make a big impact, isn't done yet.
Magicians rely on secrets to keep on doing their tricks. And, in some cases, they rely on secrecy to be able to afford to do their magic over the long-haul. But, there's no legal protections, really, for most magicians secrets. And that means ripoffs and knock-offs are increasingly common.
In the world of video streaming, Netflix is king. But as Amazon and Hulu amp up to be more competitive, TV critic Willa Paskin says, Netflix and its original programming are changing how people watch television and shaping what television becomes in the future.
The National Football Leagues faces a lawsuit claiming the NFL put its business relationship with official helmet maker Riddell before the safety of its players. The lawsuit also accuses the helmet company of making inadequate football helmets for years, despite improvements in their latest line.
Edie Falco worked for years on your typical network TV shows. But when she moved to the premium channels for roles on Oz and The Sopranos, her career really took off. Now appearing on stage and on screen, she often finds herself playing the role of a woman who is deeply troubled.
Charles Krafft has recently been outed as a Holocaust denier, and one who believes that Adolf Hitler has been unfairly vilified. He says, however, that he's not advocating for a return to Nazism -- just that intellectually he doesn't believe the Holocaust could have happened.
From comedic magicians to criminal girls, movie theaters this weekend will have a diverse offering. Among the four new releases are Ginger and Rosa, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, the Call and Spring Breakers.
Charles Krafft has generated a wide following for his provocative art. But until recently, he wasn't especially controversial. But a reporter recently uncovered, and confirmed, that Krafft doesn't believe in the Holocaust.