The Immortal Kevin Fitzpatrick was born and raised in New York City, and that doesn't make sense. Kevin wears many hats, including actor, editor, and writer, but never yellow. The best things in life are Back to the Future, beets, Firefly and The Venture Bros. When not picking apart the minutia of pop culture in film and TV, Kevin can usually be found RIGHT BEHIND YOU.
Jason Bateman Goes Dark in First Trailer for Netflix Drama ‘Ozark’
Jason Bateman was first to sign up for Arrested Development Season 5, and it looks like Michael Bluth’s off-time in the woods got dark. See for yourself, as Bateman goes dramatic in a first trailer for new Netflix money-laundering drama Ozark.
Ryan Murphy Clears Up ‘American Horror Story’ S7 Using Trump-Clinton
American Horror Story Season 7 isn’t quite under the same veil of secrecy as its predecessor, but has nonetheless sown confusion over its use of 2016 Election figures. First we wouldn’t see Trump and Clinton; then we would, and now Ryan Murphy finally clears up how.
Charlie Murphy, ‘Chappelle’ Comic and Eddie Murphy’s Brother, Dies at 57
Every Eddie Murphy and Dave Chappelle fan will remember Charlie Murphy; edgier stand-up comedian and source of the famous “True Hollywood Stories” that launched Chappelle’s Show into the stratosphere. Sadly, Charlie Murphy is no longer with us, having passed away at age 57.
Penelope Cruz Is Your Donatella Versace for ‘American Crime Story’ S3
Sorry, Lady Gaga – no American Crime Story for you, just yet. As production gears up for Seasons 2 and 3 of Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology, the third, Versace year officially has its Donatella. Despite early casting rumors, Penélope Cruz has landed the role of the iconic fashion mogul, sister to the slain Gianni.
Alec Baldwin Doesn’t Think He’ll Play SNL’s Trump Much Longer
In the election’s immediate aftermath, we had to wonder if Alec Baldwin had the SNL commitment to keep playing Trump as necessary for such a weekly target. Baldwin’s been a sport since November, even pivoting the impression into other mediums, but may hang up the wig before long . “I don’t [know] how much more people can take it.”
YouTube Reveals ‘YouTube TV’ Subscription Service for Cord-Cutters
If you thought the cord-cutters’ market was aggressive before, just wait until you get a load of YouTube TV. The online video staple announced the full scope of its live TV bundle, complete with unlimited cloud DVR and a moderate monthly subscription fee.
Carrie Fisher, ‘Star Wars’ Princess Leia, Dies at 60
Terrible news to confirm today, as a beloved icon and Star Wars star’s condition has taken a turn for the worse. Carrie Fisher, actress behind both Princess and General Leia, has passed away at age 60. The revered actress and comedic presence had earlier suffered a heart attack en-route from London to Los Angeles.
Alan Thicke, ‘Growing Pains’ Star, Dies at 69
As 2016 seems to be an unendingly cruel mistress, another beloved TV parent has left us behind. Alan Thicke, actor behind Growing Pains patriarch Jason Seaver has passed away at age 69. The acclaimed sitcom star had only days earlier made a surprise cameo in the second season of Netflix’s Fuller House.
‘Wizard of Oz’ Gets an Ultra-Gritty Reboot in NBC’s ‘Emerald City’ Trailer
Enough Wizard of Oz adaptations have been floated over the past few years that it’s amazing even one made it term, but the awe doesn’t stop there. Behold, NBC’s ultra-ultra-ultra-gritty take on the classic L. Frank Baum tale, as Dorothy crashes into Emerald City in a first trailer.
Kristen Wiig Returns to SNL as Final November Host
We’re still not entirely certain how SNL will fare with controversial (if revered) comedian Dave Chappelle hosting the first post-election episode, but at least the end of November looks a bit more familiar. Kristen Wiig will make her second return to SNL, hosting the final installment of this long, gloomy month.