Did you know you can visit and explore the pub and neighborhood from ‘Ted Lasso?’
When I first started watching Apple TV+’s hit series “Ted Lasso” a few years ago, I just assumed that the football club that Jason Sudeikis’ character coaches (and the area it surrounds) was completely fictional. While the soccer (er, football) team AFC Richmond is totally fake, the small city of Richmond is totally real.
Pandemic Golden Globes ratings plunge 64% to 6.9M viewers
Last year's show, in the pre-lockdown era, reached 18.4 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. The Academy Awards in 2020 reached a record low 23.6 million viewers, and that was also pre-lockdown. ABC had 3.9 million, NBC had 3.4 million, Fox had 2.3 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1.2 million and Telemundo had 1 million. AdFox News Channel topped the cable networks, averaging 2.46 million viewers in prime time. ABC's “World News Tonight" won the evening news ratings race, averaging 9.5 million viewers last week.
With loved ones and pets, Globes winners embrace cozier show
Instead, most of Sunday night’s winners accepted from their own homes or hotel rooms in laidback settings unheard of for Hollywood's biggest awards shows. Friends watching on television downstairs raised a delayed shout when she was announced as the winner for supporting actress in a motion picture drama. “It was really fun,” said Aaron Sorkin, winner for motion picture screenplay. Their daughters, Sunday and Faith, both wore white dresses while making a rare appearance. Known for her singing career, Day became the second Black woman to win for actress in a motion picture drama in her acting debut.
Even more chaotic than usual, Globes still had their moments
(NBC via AP)In the opening moments of a Golden Globes night even more chaotic and confounding than usual, co-host Tina Fey raised a theoretical question: “Could this whole night have been an email?” Only the next three hours would tell. Or Chloé Zhao, making history as the first woman of Asian descent to win best director (and the first woman since 1984.) AdOf course, there were the usual confounding results and baffling snubs, compounded here by some epic Zoom fails. ZHAO MAKES HISTORYWhen Zhao won best director for her haunting and elegant “Nomadland,” she was the first woman of Asian descent to win that award. It was updated on March 3, 2021, to correct the nationality of director of “Nomadland.” Chloe Zhao is Chinese, not Asian American.
The glam was back at the Golden Globes, albeit at a distance
And they were ready, style wise, as the Globes split hosts, with Amy Poehler at the Beverly Hilton and Tina Fey at the Rainbow Room in New York. Backstage after the show, Sudeikis told reporters he owns a multitude of hoodies but chose the one emblazoned with “Forward” on the front and “Listen + Lead” on the back as fitting for the unusual night. “I wanted to feel festive and go for it,” she told NBC. Sarah Paulson held her little black pooch on screen and Emma Corrin's fluffy white cat grabbed a moment for itself. AdLydia Marks, a New York set decorator, told The Associated Press the evening's technical challenges were many.
Netflix once again dominates Golden Globe TV nominations
(Liam Daniel/Netflix via AP)NEW YORK – Netflix rode the voracious hunger for TV content during a year of pandemic viewership to a dominant showing at the Golden Globe nominations. The streaming giant scooped up 20 small-screen nods — nearly three times as many as its closest competitor, HBO, and beating the 17 TV nominations it got last year. Streaming newcomer HBO Max scored two nominations with “The Flight Attendant,” a best comedy TV berth and also earned “The Big Bang Theory” veteran Kaley Cuoco her first Globe nod. Little-known Pop TV earned five nominations — all for the Canadian comedy “Schitt’s Creek,” which swept the comedy Emmy Awards last year. Ad“The Great” now faces “The Flight Attendant,” “Schitt’s Creek,” “Emily in Paris” and “Ted Lasso” for bragging rights to best comedy TV series.
New this week: Selena Gomez, Jason Sudeikis & Gloria Estefan
Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Project Power: Missing new superhero pics? Netflix has one up its sleeve in Project Power, hitting the streamer Friday. Selena Gomez is on new turf the kitchen in Selena + Chef, a 10-episode cooking series that debuts Thursday on the HBO Max streaming service. The answer may be found in Ted Lasso, a new Apple TV+ series starring Jason Sudeikis as the character he played in NBC Sports promotions for the Premier League.
Olivia Wilde Says Getting Censored 'Booksmart' Scenes Back on Airlines Was About More Than
Olivia Wilde is sharing why she thinks its so important that sexual references and scenes arent cut from her film, Booksmart. Wilde, 35, recently tweeted about her disappointment in Delta Airlines for censoring a lesbian sex scene and words like "vagina" and "genitals" in a version of the film screening on the airline. "I finally had the chance to watch an edited version of Booksmart on a flight to see exactly what had been censored," tweeted Wilde, who directed the film. They're extraordinary, they're so talented, I'm so proud of them.Wilde previously spoke with ET about how she brought the lesbian sex scene in Booksmart to life. Olivia Wilde Details Exactly How She Brought Lesbian Sex Scene to Life in 'Booksmart' (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartRELATED CONTENT:Olivia Wilde on the Easter Eggs in 'Booksmart,' Including a Tribute to Her Daughter (Exclusive)Olivia Wilde Jokes Her Relationship With Jason Sudeikis Was His 'Booksmart' Audition (Exclusive)'Booksmart': Everything We Learned on the Set of Olivia Wilde's Insanely Hilarious Buddy Comedy
Jason Sudeikis Starring in His Own New Comedy Series 'Ted Lasso' for Apple TV+
Jason Sudeikis is headed back to TV for a new comedy series, Ted Lasso. The Saturday Night Live alum will star as the eponymous Ted Lasso, who is described as "an idealistic all-American football coach hired to manage an English football club -- despite having no soccer coaching experience at all." For Sudekis, this will be his first starring role since he left Saturday Night Live in 2013, at the end of season 38, after serving on the cast for nine seasons. Recently, his TV work has included a recurring role on the acclaimed Fox sitcom The Last Man On Earth, and providing the voice for the lead character on the short-lived animated series Son of Zorn. Apple TV+ is set to launch Nov. 1, which also marks the premiere of The Morning Show, starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell.
Olivia Wilde on the Easter Eggs in 'Booksmart,' Including a Tribute to Her Daughter
Olivia Wilde made the most of her experience directing the acclaimed teen comedy, Booksmart. One of the hidden Easter Eggs in the film is a sweet tribute to her daughter, Daisy, whom Wilde gave birth to in October 2016. The scene, Wilde says, is an homage to Clueless when Cher is stranded in a parking lot after a party. Next to the pizza restaurant is a salon called Daisys Nails, which Wilde reveals, is a little nod to my daughter Daisy.AnnapurnaWhen asked if there were any more hidden tidbits throughout the film, Wilde says there are several in Amys bedroom. Wilde says, I really loved that each department was really owning their creative license and adding texture to the movie.
Jason Sudeikis Gets Caught Up in Sex, Drugs and Sports Cars in 'Driven' Trailer (Exclusive
Jason Sudeikis and Lee Pace are taking on the so-crazy-it-must-be-true story of John DeLorean and the undercover drug bust to frame the "most successful auto executive in living memory" -- and ET can exclusively debut the trailer. In the '80s-set Driven, Sudeikis plays Jim Hoffman, an ex-con who strikes up an unlikely friendship with DeLorean (Pace). "I've hit a cash flow problem," DeLorean explains in the trailer. Driven is directed by Nick Hamm (Killing Bono) from a script by Colin Bateman and Alejandro Carpio and co-stars Judy Greer and Justin Bartha. RELATED CONTENT:Watch Jason Sudeikis Do His Best Impersonation of Bradley Cooper in 'A Star Is Born'Judy Greer Breaks Down Crying While Discussing Her Friendship With Jennifer GarnerSummer Movie Preview 2019: 27 Films We Can't Wait to See