LOS ANGELES — Character actor Jamie McShane’s latest addition to the 131 roles he’s played in television and film is the new Fox sci-fi/drama “The Passage.” He knows people might recognize his face from his work on “Bloodline” or “Bosch,” but many won’t know his name.
Samuel L. Jackson’s Elijah Price, or Mr. Glass, as he prefers to be called, was by far the most compelling part of M. Night Shyamalan’s slow-burn comic book send-up “Unbreakable.” A brilliant, tortured manipulator and superhero enthusiast suffering from osteogenesis imperfecta (i.e. brittle bone disease), Glass is that kind of charismatic supervillain that you can’t get enough of.
When she was a Vancouver high school kid, Anne Zander nurtured a standard type of teen fantasy: Singer Brian Litrell of the Backstreet Boys would magically appear in her bedroom at night, understanding her so much better than anyone else, and — well, there you are.
Eric Dinerstein remembers an especially helpful elephant when he was studying rhinos in Nepal, a country in South Asia. He didn’t realize he had dropped his research notebook until the elephant he was riding reached down with its trunk, picked up the notebook and returned it to him.
The NFL officially announced Sunday — finally — that Maroon 5, backed by Travis Scott and Big Boi, will perform during this year’s Super Bowl halftime show in Atlanta. It’s an unusually late move for the organization, which typically has the musical act lined up for months, to make an official announcement during the second week of the playoffs — less than a month before the big game set for Feb. 3.
The breakthrough representation of minorities in Hollywood blockbusters has ignited a frequently overlooked discussion about whether prejudice isn’t just about the color of a person’s skin, but the shade.