‘Poppins’ Culture Suits Lin-Manuel Miranda Just Fine

Mary Poppins Returns has something the original never had — Lin-Manuel Miranda. The multimedia star and Hamilton creator loved the look and feel of Mary Poppins, so he’s proud to be part of the sequel. He told us the new movie carries on the whimsical spirit of the first, and that’s something we could all use these days.

Mary Poppins Returns opens in theaters next Wednesday.

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Ellen DeGeneres Has ‘Spectacular’ Plans For Her Holiday Games

If you’ve watched Ellen DeGeneres on her syndicated talk show, you know there’s nothing she enjoys more during the holidays than giving away stuff. Now that she’s got her own game show, she’ll be able to double down on that holiday spirit of giving, and she says that if you watch the holiday version of Ellen’s Game of Games, you’re going to have some spirited fun, too. (Click on the media bar below to hear Ellen DeGeneres)

Ellen’s Game of Games Holiday Spectacular airs Wednesday at 8/7c on NBC.

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With Cities On Wheels, ‘Mortal Engines’ Runs On Creativity

The new sci-fi movie Mortal Engines was produced by Peter Jackson, who recruited Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit effects wizard Christian Rivers to direct. So, like the Middle Earth movies, the film has a distinct, striking visual look. When we talked to the movie’s stars, Hera Hilmar and Jihae, they spoke about how unique the film’s story and look really are.

Mortal Engines opens this Friday.

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Lecy Goranson: ‘The Conners’ Is A Conversation-Starter

With everything that’s going on in America today, a productive discussion of the issues facing Americans is more important than ever. That’s exactly what The Conners specializes in, says star Lecy Goranson, and she thinks the show really shines when it’s speaking for the people living in places that are too often ignored on television. (Click on the media bar below to hear Lecy Goranson)

The Conners airs Tuesday nights at 8/7c on ABC.

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Bench-Warmer — Felicity Jones Sits In As Ruth Bader Ginsburg

With the Supreme Court being such a hot topic of conversation over the past few months, perhaps there’s no better time for a movie about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. On the Basis of Sex tells the story of Ginsburg’s struggle to navigate the American legal system and make her way to the top of the profession. Felicity Jones plays Ginsburg, and she told us she spent a lot of time learning about her younger years and what made her tick.

 

 

 

On the Basis of Sex opens on Christmas Day.

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For Kelly Clarkson, ‘The Voice’ Takes Her Back To The Future

Where would Kelly Clarkson be without American Idol? There’s no telling for certain, but we’re almost certain that place wouldn’t contain the hit records or Grammy Awards she’s collected since winning that competition. Now she’s a coach on The Voice, and she told us that being on the show gives her the unique opportunity to not only look back into her own past, but also into the contestants’ future.  (Click on the media bar below to hear Kelly Clarkson)

The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 8/7c on NBC.

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