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The Hollywood Read

Apr 25, 2019

With Game of Thrones airing its final season, we are on the cusp of losing a long-time tradition: the watercooler TV show. This week, we discuss Thrones--no spoilers, don't worry--and what it means for television and pop culture to lose "watercooler" shows and the communal TV experience. What will replace it? Anything?...


Apr 18, 2019

This week we're talking about one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood: Digital beauty work. The practice of touching up and refining every single image we see on screen is compounding the already complicated relationship Hollywood has with beauty and aging. Technology now makes it possible to produce flawless...


Apr 11, 2019

It's round two of the writers' strike, maybe, as the Writers Guild prepares to take on talent agencies over something called a packaging fee. What is it? What does it mean? Who's getting screwed? Hint: The writers. This week we explore the looming writers' walk out as writers accuse their agents of acting against client...


Apr 4, 2019

This week we dive into British royal gossip and the rumors of a feud between the houses of Cambridge and Sussex. Wherefore? What happened? What IS the grand unifying theory of British gossip? We get into all of it, jumping off from Nicole Cliffe's tweet about the whole mess and getting into the British press's...