Kenya Barris On ‘#blackAF’ And What It Means To Criticize Black Hollywood

Kenya Barris’s new Netflix show, “#blackAF,” is like “black-ish” reloaded. The satirical eight-episode series premieres Friday and is loosely based on Barris’s life as a dad. But “#blackAF” stars the writer-producer as an exaggerated version of himself who is married to Rashida Jones, and together they are raising a highly dysfunctional, superrich family.  The story…

Car Seat Headrest – “Hollywood”

We are rapidly approaching the release of Making A Door Less Open, Car Seat Headrest’s first album since the 2018 re-recording of Twin Fantasy and first collection of new material since 2016’s indie-rock masterpiece Teens Of Denial. Will Toledo says he and the band worked on this batch of songs for a good five years,…

Ryan Murphy’s New Show Completely Reimagines Old Hollywood

Screenshot: NetflixRyan Murphy, who in my estimation produces at the very least 90 percent of television, has a new show, Hollywood, out in May. It reimagines with glamour what the movie industry in its golden era could have been had marginalized voices not been relegated to the sidelines or off-screen entirely.The show follows a group…

Car Seat Headrest Share New Song “Hollywood”: Listen

Car Seat Headrest have shared the latest song from the new album Making a Door Less Open. This one is called “Hollywood,” and it arrives with a new video directed by Sabrina Nichols. Watch it below.“This song is about Hollywood as a place where people go to make their fantasies come to life, and they…

R.I.P. Ranjit Chowdhry, from Bollywood/Hollywood and The Office

Photo: Leonard Adam/WireImage (Getty Images)Ranjit Chowdhry has died. Best known to American audiences for his two-episode stint as telemarkter-turned-paper-salesman Vikram on the U.S. edition of The Office, Chowdhry was a prolific actor in both U.S. and Indian TV and cinema, in addition to his regular appearances on the stage. He died in Mumbai on Wednesday,…