Photo: Apple TV+ So, this is interesting. This morning, Apple TV+, the tech giant’s media streaming service, announced an original content production called The Line that’s actually a combination of two different projects spanning two different formats. The first project is a six-part narrative nonfiction podcast series hosted by Dan Taberski ( Missing Richard Simmons , Running From COPS ) that debuts today on Apple Podcasts and via RSS feed, which means it’s accessible by every other podcast platform that’s plugged into the open ecosystem. Meanwhile, the second project is a four-part limited documentary series directed by Jeffrey Zimbalist ( The Two Escobars ) that will be released exclusively on the Apple TV+ platform later in the fall. Both come from Jigsaw Productions, the prolific documentary production company led by Alex Gibney. The press release describes the two projects as being independently reported productions that both attend to the same subject: the … [Read more...] about Is Apple Finally Getting Into Original Podcasts?
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Photo: Todd Williamson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Apple TV+ is going to get you as many beloved SNL veterans as possible for $7 a month, as today it announced a straight-to-series order for an as-yet-unnamed comedy series starring Maya Rudolph . Created by Master of None ’s Alan Yang and 30 Rock ’s Matt Hubbard (both of whom also worked on Amazon Prime’s Forever, starring Rudolph and Fred Armisen), the show will star Rudolph as a woman “whose seemingly perfect life is upended after her husband leaves her with nothing but 87 billion dollars.” The humanity! Rudolph is also executive-producing the show with Natasha Lyonne, Danielle Renfrew Behrens, and … Dave Becky . The success of Jason Sudeikis’s Ted Lasso does appear to have opened a floodgate of SNL vets coming to Apple TV+. Rudolph and Sudeikis will be joined on the platform by Will Ferrell in The Shrink Next Door and Cecily Strong in Schmigadoon! Maybe don’t mention any of this to Peacock. … [Read more...] about Maya Rudolph Is a Billionaire in New Apple TV+ Show
Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images Jon Stewart ’s return to television (or should we say, debut on apps that you can play on your television) finally has a title. Today, Apple TV+ announced that The Problem With Jon Stewart would launch on the streaming service sometime in the fall of 2021. Stewart will host the series, which Apple describes as “a multiple-season, one-hour, single-issue series which will explore topics that are currently part of the national conversation and his advocacy work.” So, you see, you’re looking at the problem with Stewart. It’s not that there is a problem with Stewart, though there will probably be some classically self-deprecating jokes about that, so get ready. The series has already hired Edward R. Murrow award winner Brinda Adhikari as its showrunner and Chelsea Devantez of The Opposition With Jordan Klepper as head writer. They’ve also been making their way through around 2,400 open-call submissions for writers somehow, … [Read more...] about Jon Stewart’s Apple TV+ Show Finally Has a Name
April 07, 2021 - 14:29 BST Eve Crosbie A Place in the Sun's Laura Hamilton opens up about on-set disaster during new episodes Laura Hamilton has been a regular face on A Place in the Sun since 2012 and has spent almost a decade helping hopeful couples find their dream holiday homes abroad. MORE: Laura Hamilton breaks silence on reports she's leaving A Place in the Sun However, things haven't always run smoothly on the show. From difficult buyers to houses that just don't have the wow factor, she's seen her fair share of disasters over the years. Ahead of a brand new series of the show landing on Channel 4 , Laura spoke to HELLO! and opened up about one experience that she said possibly topped them all. Loading the player... WATCH: Laura Hamilton unveils stunning home The 38-year-old and the production crew had been filming in Italy when disaster struck. Laura explained: "One minute it was gorgeous … [Read more...] about A Place in the Sun’s Laura Hamilton opens up about on-set disaster during new episodes
April 07, 2021 - 16:20 BST Jenni McKnight Christine Lampard looks fresh-faced for family stroll with newborn son Freddie Christine Lampard was joined by her husband Frank and their two children for a leisurely family stroll in a London park on Wednesday. The Loose Women star showed no signs of sleepless nights and looked fresh-faced as she enjoyed a walk outside with her newborn son Freddie strapped to her chest in a baby carrier. MORE: Inside Christine and Frank's £10m mansion where they're raising second baby In photos obtained by Mail Online , Christine, Frank and their daughter Patricia, two, are all wrapped up in warm coats to protect themselves against the icy breeze. Loading the player... WATCH: Christine Lampard opens up about her surprise pregnancy Christine added a pair of black boots and had one hand affectionately around her son, while the other clutched a hot beverage. The … [Read more...] about Christine Lampard looks fresh-faced for family stroll with newborn son Freddie