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Len Dawson Led Chiefs to First Super Bowl
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Len Dawson Led Chiefs to First Super Bowl

Quarterback helped build league's fan base on ' Inside the NFL'

(Newser) - Whether it was in the huddle during the early days of the AFL or behind the microphone as the NFL grew into the behemoth it is today, Len Dawson carried himself with an unmistakable swagger and self-assurance that earned him the well-worn nickname "Lenny the Cool." He was...

House of the Dragon Has a Fiery Debut

'Game of Thrones' prequel has biggest HBO debut ever, briefly crashes HBO Max

(Newser) - Almost 10 million viewers were on hand for the Sunday night premiere of House of the Dragon on HBO, the largest audience the network has ever seen for a new series debut. The Game of Thrones prequel, however, did not match the 17.9 million who tuned in to the...

Game of Thrones Saga May Not Be Over Yet

HBO is developing a sequel centered on Jon Snow, with actor Kit Harrington expected back

(Newser) - The last time Game of Thrones fans saw Jon Snow, he was headed out of Westeros with the wildlings in the series finale after being exiled. However, the Hollywood Reporter says fans apparently haven't seen the last of him. The outlet reports that HBO is developing a sequel centering...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Pans HBO Series as 'Drearily Dull'

The former Lakers star says 'Winning Time' is 'deliberately dishonest'

(Newser) - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar slammed the HBO series Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty for being both "deliberately dishonest" and "drearily dull." The review appeared on the Lakers legend's personal website Tuesday, per Variety . The series is described by HBO as "go[ing] back in time...

HBO Abruptly Pulls Larry David Documentary

'Larry has decided he wants to do it in front of an audience'

(Newser) - In a development some commentators see as life imitating Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO has abruptly pulled a documentary on Larry David—at his request. The two-part documentary The Larry David was supposed to premiere at 9pm Tuesday, but the Curb creator and Seinfeld co-creator apparently wasn't happy with the...

Phony 'Hollywood Success Story' Sentenced to 20 Years

Actor Zachary Horwitz, aka Zach Avery, hears his fate after bilking investors in $650M Ponzi scheme

(Newser) - Update: A Hollywood actor accused of running a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme was sentenced Monday to 20 years behind bars in federal prison, reports CNN Business . Per a DOJ release , Zachary Horwitz (aka Zach Avery), 35, was ordered by Judge Mark C. Scarsi, of the US District Court for the Central...

Last of the "Band of Brothers" Dead at 99

Edward Shames and "Easy Company" helped inspire book and HBO series

(Newser) - Edward Shames, a World War II veteran who was the last surviving officer of “Easy Company,” which inspired the HBO miniseries and book “Band of Brothers,” has died, per the AP . He was 99. An obituary posted by the Holomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory said...

In NYC, Carrie Bradshaw's Apartment Awaits You

Airbnb is renting out replica of 'Sex and the City' brownstone ahead of HBO's reboot of show

(Newser) - If you're already getting excited for HBO's Sex and the City reboot coming next month, think how excited you'll be for the chance to stay in Carrie Bradshaw's apartment, too. Well, a replica of it, at any rate. That's the offer now on the table...

Sopranos Creator Talks About Tony's Final Scene

2 years before finale, David Chase got idea for the character to be killed in a small restaurant

(Newser) - Ever since the famous cut-to-black scene in the Sopranos finale, show creator David Chase has been asked the same question over and over and over : Is Tony dead? In a new interview with the The Hollywood Reporter Awards Chatter podcast, Chase all but confirms the character did indeed get whacked....

The Wire Creator Pulls Project About Texas Out of Texas

David Simon says he can't ask female cast and crew 'to forgo civil liberties'

(Newser) - Texas' abortion law banning the procedure after six or so weeks of pregnancy "has officially made its impact on the local film scene," with The Wire creator David Simon announcing he won't film an upcoming HBO project in the state, the Houston Chronicle reports. The Baltimore-based TV...

Jessica Chastain Has the Best Reaction to Oscar Isaac Kiss

The star of Scenes from a Marriage seemed to appreciate a Gomez-Morticia comparison

(Newser) - Hollywood stars are supposed to know how to make a fantasy seem tangible. It’s their job. So we don’t want to ruin your dreams by pointing out that Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac are happily married, and not to each other. Each has an impossibly attractive spouse of...

Spike Lee Edits HBO Episode After Criticism

Filmmaker cuts discussion of Twin Towers' collapse from 'NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021½'

(Newser) - Spike Lee has re-edited the final episode of a four-part HBO series on the Sept. 11 terror attacks after criticism that it gave a platform to conspiracy theorists. NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021½, the first episode of which aired Sunday, explores how New York City has weathered events like the coronavirus pandemic...

Sex and the City May Have Its Samantha Jones Replacement

Nicole Ari Parker looks to be filling the space Kim Cattrall used to

(Newser) - With Samantha Jones officially out, will Sex and the City's famous foursome remain a foursome? All signs point to yes. Sarah Jessica Parker posted an Instagram photo last week that is picking up steam; it shows SJP (SATC's Carrie Bradshaw) with Cynthia Nixon (Miranda), Kristin Davis (Charlotte), and...

Why Kate Winslet Objected to Sex Scene Edit

She's a middle-aged actor playing a middle-aged woman, for one thing

(Newser) - Kate Winslet plays Pennsylvania detective Mare Sheehan in HBO's Mare of Easttown, whose jaw-dropping finale aired Sunday. It's a role in which "there are clearly no filters," the actor tells the New York Times . It's "why people have connected with this character." It'...

Mia Farrow: Woody Allen Will Do Anything 'to Save Himself'

Comments come from new documentary focusing on child abuse allegations

(Newser) - Mia Farrow says her biggest regret is meeting Woody Allen, and that she's "scared" of the Oscar-winning writer/director 30 years after their tumultuous split, in a new documentary, the result of a two-year investigation. Allen v. Farrow covers the better years of Allen and Farrow's relationship in...

New HBO Program 'Special, in Every Sense of the Word'

NBC's Ani Bundel reviews spoken-word adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates' 'Between the World and Me'

(Newser) - A new streaming special is definitely "a special, in every sense of the word. Special enough that HBO is working to make sure it reaches as wide an audience as possible." So writes cultural critic Ani Bundel for NBC News of Between the World and Me , a "...

Gone With the Wind Is Back, With a New Explainer

Movie returns to HBO Max with introduction by Turner Classic Movies host Jacqueline Stewart

(Newser) - Gone With the Wind is back on HBO Max, but it's now got a nearly five-minute intro for context. "Eighty years after its initial release, Gone With the Wind is a film of undeniable cultural significance," Jacqueline Stewart, an African American host for Turner Classic Movies, notes...

HBO's I Know This Much Is True Is 'Relentlessly Miserable'

At least the actors deliver

(Newser) - The HBO mini-series I Know This Much Is True will have you doing double-takes as Mark Ruffalo plays not just Dominick Birdsey, a man at the center of a possibly cursed family, but also his schizophrenic twin brother Thomas, who chops off his own hand. That's just one of...

HBO Reveals Launch Date for HBO Max

Service will join the streaming wars on May 27

(Newser) - The streaming service HBO Max will launch May 27, AT&T’s WarnerMedia announced Tuesday, signalling that the so-called streaming wars won't subside because of the coronavirus pandemic. WarnerMedia had earlier said HBO Max would debut sometime in May, and it stuck to those plans Tuesday even if some...

John Oliver Hosted a 'Definitely Weird' Show on Sunday

HBO host says this was the week coronavirus went from 'an abstraction to a very real threat' in US

(Newser) - Late-night TV shows have nixed studio audiences or canceled production altogether during the novel coronavirus outbreak, and John Oliver noted how bizarre it all was during his own Sunday night broadcast. In a special episode of HBO's Last Week Tonight—aired from an unknown studio, with its host sitting...

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