HBO’s How To With John Wilson

John Wilson in How To With John WilsonPhoto: Thomas Wilson/HBO Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Friday, November 26, and Saturday, November 27. All times are Eastern. Top pick How To With John Wilson (HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.): “While the second season doesn’t reach a profound conclusion that captures a pivotal moment … Read more

Adele’s ’30’ becomes 2021’s fastest-selling album in both the US and UK

Released on November 19, the British singer’s fourth studio album also became the most successful album of the year in the US just three days after release, according to MRC data reported by Billboard. Selling more than 660,000 equivalent album units — which includes audio and video streaming and individual track sales — “30” has … Read more

‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’ Is The Best Christmas Movie

Christmas is a time for getting together with your loved ones and doing things that have meaning to you, like singing carols and making cookies and punching someone at a toy store on Christmas Eve so you can get the last Wobblebot or whatever off the shelf and keep the next morning from turning into … Read more

‘House Of Gucci’ Review: Leto Overacting, Aimless, Dull

Scarcely has the gulf between potential drama and actual drama been so wide as in House Of Gucci, a movie that seems to promise the messiest, most camp soap opera of the year and ends up delivering something like a gloriously costumed, overlong recap of a movie that happened somewhere offscreen. After almost two hours … Read more

NYC’s holiday windows celebrate the city’s resilience in 2021

New York’s holiday windows are back, honey! And they are better, more shiny and brighter than ever. “This is going to be a Thanksgiving and a holiday season like no other,” said the ever-sunny Linda Fargo, Senior Vice President of Fashion at Bergdorf Goodman, adding that she was ready to enjoy every festive moment after … Read more

Former ‘X-Factor’ star Thomas Wells dead after freak Oklahoma conveyor belt accident

Singer Thomas Wells — known for competing talent shows including “X-Factor,” “America’s Got Talent” and “The Voice” — died in a gruesome accident at a tire factory earlier this month, a report said Friday. The 46-year-old was working at the manufacturing plant in Oklahoma when he got caught in an automatic conveyor belt, which did … Read more

These shows are battling to be the next ‘Game of Thrones’

Everyone wants to be king.  “Game of Thrones” might have ended two years ago with a less than crowd pleasing conclusion, but its legacy as the biggest show on TV lives on, and several shows are jockeying to take over that position. Various networks and streamers are putting out big, epic fantasies in hopes of … Read more

Stephen Sondheim, master of musical theater, dead at 91

He died suddenly, the Times reported, citing his lawyer and friend F. Richard Pappas. Sondheim had just celebrated Thanksgiving with a dinner and friends the day before, Pappas told the Times. Rick Miramontez, who is a publicist for Sondheim’s current Broadway production “Company,” confirmed the death to the Washington Post. As lyricist, songwriter, conceptual artist … Read more

Lorraine Bracco was ‘upset’ over ‘Sopranos’ character’s exit

Lorraine Bracco’s role on “The Sopranos,” psychiatrist Dr. Jennifer Melfi, is essential to the mob TV series’ core legacy. However, the Brooklyn native, 67, wasn’t too keen on her character’s “abrupt” departure in the last episode, “The Blue Comet,” before the show’s finale. Dr. Melfi’s final moment is at a dinner party during which a … Read more

Politician says female ‘Dr. Who’ turns boys into criminals

Are “vilified” boys being robbed of role models? That’s the question one leading British politician posed to a room full of his colleagues at Westminster Hall during a recent debate to mark International Men’s Day on Nov. 25, wherein a concerned Conservative Party MP Nick Fletcher blamed “female replacements” in fictional roles historically portrayed by … Read more