First Look At “The Good Fight”


It premieres this Sunday with two episodes. The Times says: ‘The series opens a year after the end of “The Good Wife,” in which Diane hauled off and smacked Alicia for revealing, in order to win a court case, that Diane’s husband, Kurt McVeigh (Gary Cole), had had an affair. Now, Diane is leaving her Chicago law firm and shopping — alone — for a retirement vineyard in Provence.’

Serena: Goddess Of The Sea

But Gaga Won’t Be Donatella

Edgar Ramirez and Darren Criss are the first stars to officially sign onto Ryan Murphy’s “Versace: American Crime Story,” Variety has learned. Alas, Lady Gaga will not be playing Donatella Versace. (But I’ll bet Maya Rudolph — who played her on SNL — is available.) “Versace” will mark the third installment of FX’s “American Crime Story” anthology, following the award-winning “People V. O.J. Simpson” and the upcoming second season that will revolve around the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. “Versace” will explore the murder of Gianni Versace, who was killed on the steps of his home in Miami Beach by serial murderer Andrew Cunanan, who killed five people that year and then killed himself on a house boat, eight days after killing Versace. Ramirez will play Gianni Versace, and Criss will play Andrew Cunanan.

“Love Actually” Sequel: What Should Happen

Mixed feelings are the only ones available on hearing that Richard Curtis is bringing out a bite-sized mini-sequel to 2003’s portmanteau romcom Love Actually, to mark this year’s Red Nose Day on 24 March. This featurette promises – or threatens – to bring us up to speed on what those adorably quirky lovestruck characters are up to now. This is for charity, and Red Nose Day is a thoroughly admirable institution in British public life, and Curtis deserves every plaudit for having invented it. More details.

Greeks Snub Gucci For Parthenon

In days gone by, the Parthenon has served as a backdrop to photoshoots of Isadora Duncan in Greek drapery and models in 1950s Dior ballgowns, but Gucci’s request to stage a 15-minute catwalk show on the Athens Acropolis proved a step too far for the Greek authorities this week. According to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, the Florence-based luxury brand offered Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS) a cool $60 million to film in front of the Read more »

Trump Era: Why Opera Matters

Anne Midgette says: ‘After all, there’s no better way to learn how to make your voice heard over a lot of noise without wearing yourself out.’

Meryl Speaks At HRC Dinner


Why the hell didn’t the Human Rights Campaign have a professional videographer at the benefit over the weekend, at which Meryl Streep delivered a rousing speeech? All that exists is a phone version — but it’s worth watching anyway.