Eighty-five years on, Stella Dallas remains a style icon

Stella Dallas opens with a brief series of shots in which the titular character (née Martin) exits her front door at the sight of workers returning home, tidies the ruffled collar of her blouse, smooths her hair, and poses while reading a carefully selected collection of poetry on her front lawn. Though several men carrying […]

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Only Murders in the Building‘s Nina Is Inspiring and Terrifying at the Same Time

Spoilers ahead. Season 2 of Only Murders in the Building has brought us a slew of new characters including mysterious artist Alice, played by Cara Delevingne; Amy Schumer, played by, well, Amy Schumer; and Bunny’s mother, played by the legendary Shirley MacLaine. But we also get some other surprise newcomers, such as incoming Arconia board […]

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The perverse delights of Jonathan Demme’s cult classic Crazy Mama

“You ladies are dangerous. This is America.” The speaker is landlord Mr Albertson (Jim Backus), surprised, as he evicts Melba Stokes (Cloris Leachman) and her mother Sheba (Ann Sothern) for failing to meet rent on their hair salon, that they are resisting his demands. This is Long Beach, California, in 1958, and not the first […]

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Sutton Foster on Her Big Broadway Homecoming in The Music Man

Less than a year after the series finale of Younger aired in June 2021, Sutton Foster has made her way back to Broadway—for the 12th time. This go-round, the two-time Tony Award winner is tap-dancing across the stage as the spinster librarian Marian Paroo in the long-awaited revival of The Music Man at the Winter […]

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2022 Canadian Screen Award Nominees Announced, ‘Sort Of’ & ‘Scarborough’ Lead The Pack

By Brent Furdyk. 1 hour ago The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has announced the nominees for the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards, spread across 145 categories, including film, television, and digital media. The inaugural season of the CBC series “Sort Of” leads the television categories, with 13 nominations, followed by CBC’s “Pretty Hard Cases” […]

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EastEnders star Linda Henry played another character before Shirley Carter

EastEnders fan-favourite Shirley Carter is a much-loved character on the BBC soap, but she should be a very familiar face for die hard viewers of the show. That’s because, back in the early 1990s, Shirley actress Linda Henry played a prostitute called Lorraine – the mother of troubled team Mandy Salter. When Mandy was on […]

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Strictly’s Shirley Ballas tells women to avoid boob jobs after gruelling surgery

Strictly Come Dancing judge, Shirley Ballas has warned women to avoid having breast enhancement surgery after she underwent an operation to have her DD implants removed. Head judge, Shirley, 59, has admitted that her chest began to feel “heavy” and made her anxious – even more so given her family history of cancer. The Wirral-born […]

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Strictly’s Shirley Ballas dreads axing celebs after death threats over Dev Griffin

Two weeks have passed since Dev Griffin was given the chop on Strictly Come Dancing , but the elimination has left a lasting mark. Judge Shirley Ballas is worried about sending contestants home after witnessing the backlash over the shock dumping. The 59-year-old was targeted by cruel online trolls after the episode aired on Sunday, […]

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