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'Halston' dresses up Ewan McGregor as the fashion icon in an era of excess

"Halston" follows the familiar rise-and-fall structure of cinematic biographies — think "Citizen Kane," only with more sex, better clothes and disco. Yet what really defines this style-over-substance miniseries, other than Ewan McGregor's no-holds-barred performance, are its insights regarding the tension between art and commerce.

Robert De Niro leg injury won't hamper Scorsese production

Robert De Niro injured his leg on location, but the show will go on.

'The Resident' is tackling real-world medical issues

According to "The Resident" showrunner and executive producer Andrew Chapman, there was a time when the medical drama took some heat from those in the field.

Broadway is bringing pop up concerts to Tavern on the Green

Broadway stars will be popping up around New York City this summer.

Bill Maher thanks fans following Covid-19 diagnosis

Bill Maher sounds more concerned with missing his show than testing positive for Covid-19.

'Mom' says goodbye with a finale that's as much about beginnings

The following contains spoilers about the "Mom" series finale.

'Pride' offers snapshots in the battle for LGBTQ rights across the decades

"Pride" offers an off-the-beaten-track history of LGBTQ experiences and activism in the US from the 1950s to the present, with different filmmakers undertaking each decade/episode. Even diced up that way it's a lot to cover, most effective when it comes to highlighting key individuals and moments than connecting those dots.

'The Underground Railroad' conducts an unsettling ride through an alternate history

"The Underground Railroad" has an almost dreamlike quality, exploring an alternate history of the antebellum South that filters Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning book through "Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins' lens. But the emotional wallop delivered by Amazon's beautifully rendered limited series is somewhat offset by the journey's length, stretching about six terrific hours' worth of TV over a 10-hour format.

Nicki Minaj is obsessed with 'The Crown' -- like, really obsessed

Nicki Minaj says she is "obsessing" over "The Crown" after binge-watching seasons of the royal drama.

'Spiral' strands Chris Rock in a not-quite 'Saw' sequel that goes down the drain

Following his dramatic TV turn in "Fargo," Chris Rock expands his portfolio again with "Spiral: From the Book of Saw," an extension on the eight-movie-old "Saw" franchise. But this attempt to stitch together the horror staple and a "Seven"-like detective thriller flatly misfires, yielding a not-sequel that finally feels like putting lipstick on a pig mask.

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