Basically, good vibes all around.
Such happiness deserves some great content, so let’s go.
We love shows about the one percent — and her character, Molly Novak, trying to live more like the rest of us and do good with her money after a marital betrayal is a great premise.
The first three episodes of “Loot” start streaming on Apple TV+ Friday.
If you know anything about Lurhmann’s work (think “Moulin Rouge!”), you know it’s usually big, bold and over the top. This musical is no different.
“Elvis” is in theaters now. (Warner Bros., which produced the film, shares a parent company with CNN.)
Nostalgia is where it’s at always, but especially during the summer months.
That’s why this comedy series, set in Miami during the 1980s, is right on time.
Cucu “Gordita” Castelli (Olivia Goncalves) moves from Santo Domingo with her Dominican family in search of the American dream. But coming of age as a not exactly svelte young teen immigrant, at a time when the dollar is almighty and thin is in, can be challenging — even when you can make it funny.
The Latina power is strong with this one. Eva Longoria directed the pilot, and she and Zoe Saldana are two of the executive producers for this show.
It’s now streaming on HBO Max, which shares a parent company with CNN.
Two things to listen to
Luke Combs is “Growin’ Up.”
That’s the title of his new album, and while plenty of people are focusing on his duet track with superstar Miranda Lambert, I’m most digging his soulful ballad “The Kind of Love We Make.”
“Growin’ Up” dropped Friday.
It’s time for Muna to get its due.
After a decade and two albums, the indie pop trio has built up a fan base, but not the commercial success that many believe they deserve.
Katie Gavin, Josette Maskin and Naomi McPherson are queer and have been hailed for not only their music, but also how they are helping to bring more exposure and acceptance to the LGBTQ community.
He added, “MUNA is largely pop prowess at its best, dipping its toes into hyperpop, country and reaching out in every direction settling in a genreless, boundary breaking space feeling completely self-assured.”
“Muna” may be the vehicle that finally breaks the band through.
One thing to talk about
The show’s stars, Todd Chrisley and his wife, Julie, were recently found guilty of conspiracy to defraud banks of more than $30 million in loans and along with their accountant, Peter Tarantino, were also convicted of several tax crimes. Julie Chrisley was also found guilty of obstruction of justice and wire fraud.
The season was filmed prior to the convictions, but you best believe that plenty of people will be tuning in, if for no other reason than to hunt for clues of what’s to come.
USA Network has not made any announcement about where the show goes from here, and I’m betting that depends on the sentencing, which has been scheduled for October 6.
Something to sip on
Reminder that Covid-19 is still around.
“It’s very, very exhausting. … The exhaustion is very special,” she said. “I had mononucleosis when I was in college and … the exhaustion hits like that where you cannot be awake, you can try to be awake but then all of a sudden you need to sleep.”
Bialik also said that she has asthma and a thyroid condition, “which means it’s an immune compromised situation.” She also expressed regret at having let her guard down when it came to masking.
“I’m feeling a lot of fear. Why did I ever go out? Why did I think that anything was fine ever?” she said.
It’s a good reminder for all of us that while things are better, we are not in the clear yet in the ongoing pandemic.