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Alicia Silverstone lets us know we’ve been saying her name wrong this whole time

Alicia Silverstone lets us know we’ve been saying her name wrong this whole time

Shout-out to TikTok for giving Alicia Silverstone a safe space to check us on being “Clueless” about her name. “The Baby-Sitter’s Club” star used the video-sharing social media app to share the proper pronunciation of her name. She says it’s “Uh-LEE-see-uh” in the short clip (typing it as “Ali-SEE-yuh” in the caption, as if things…MORE

‘Blindspotting’ adds another shot to what’s feeling like a ‘Hamilton’ summer

“Blindspotting” adds to what is starting to feel like another very “Hamilton” summer, as veterans of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster musical are getting their shots as they fan out across the pop-culture landscape. The Starz series features “Hamilton” cast member Jasmine Cephas Jones, playing the role that was a supporting character in the 2018 movie. The…MORE

How Kase Peña is creating a legacy of authenticity

How Kase Peña is creating a legacy of authenticity

Kase Peña wants to make sure the facts are clear so that Bronx historians don’t come after her: Though her heart belongs to the Bronx, it’s a little more complicated than that. “I was born in Manhattan. My parents are from the Dominican Republic. I lived the first nine years of my life in Manhattan,…MORE

Alan Luna hopes his eye for talent changes the face of Hollywood

Alan Luna hopes his eye for talent changes the face of Hollywood

Alan Luna makes his living putting people on the big and small screens, but growing up, he never saw someone who looked like his mother — a woman of indigenous Mexican descent who is one of the most beautiful and giving people he knows, her son says — on either. As a casting director, people…MORE

Why the TV industry needs more voices like Claudia Lyon

Why the TV industry needs more voices like Claudia Lyon

As a college student, Claudia Lyon didn’t know what a casting director was, let alone that one day she would be the head of casting at one of the largest networks in the country. Lyon grew up in New York, navigating her childhood in a family with roots in Guatemala, Trinidad and Tobago and South…MORE

Hollywood’s Latin ambitions hit new heights

Hollywood’s Latin ambitions hit new heights

If this Clubhouse room was an actual club, it’d be the most FOMO-inducing spot in town. Drink special of the night: piping hot tea. It’s March, and some of the most accomplished Latinx voices in Hollywood are debriefing on two recent reports on an old problem. One, conducted by the Directors Guild of America found…MORE

‘Gossip Girl’ reboot trailer is here to talk about

‘Gossip Girl’ reboot trailer is here to talk about

Welcome new generation of rich kids for us to obsess about. HBO Max (which shares CNN’s parent company) has released a trailer for the “Gossip Girl” reboot. The teen drama ran on The CW from 2007 to 2012 and helped make big stars of some of the cast, including Blake Lively and Penn Badgley. The…MORE

‘In the Heights’ sets the bar high for this year’s movie musicals

Big and vibrant, “In the Heights” provides summer movie-going with a joyous jolt of adrenalin, wedding the sensibilities of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s musical with “Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu’s mouth-watering imagery. Throw in a dazzling cast, and Warner Bros. has gifted audiences with what feels like just the ticket to jog them out of…MORE