John Carter, Pioneering African-American Film Editor, Dies at 95

His résumé includes ‘The Heartbreak Kid,’ ‘Friday,’ ‘Lean on Me’ and the Oscar-nominated MLK documentary ‘Montgomery to Memphis.’ John Carter, the pioneering African-American film editor who worked on The Heartbreak Kid, Paper Lion and Barbershop and shaped powerful documentaries about Martin Luther King Jr. and Solomon Northup, has died. He was 95. Carter died Aug. 13 at his home in White Plains, New York, his … Continue reading John Carter, Pioneering African-American Film Editor, Dies at 95

‘Outlander’s Graham McTavish Heads To Netflix’s ‘Lucifer’ for S4

Preacher‘s Graham McTavish is ready to raise a bit of hell as a holy man on Lucifer. TVLine has learned that — in what is almost (but not) a DC Comics/Vertigo imprint “crossover” of sorts — the Scottish actor is set to recur during Season 4 of the Fox-turned-Netflix drama as Father Kinley. A kind, deeply empathetic and revered priest, Father Kinley is profoundly committed … Continue reading ‘Outlander’s Graham McTavish Heads To Netflix’s ‘Lucifer’ for S4

Outlander is boosting a renaissance of the Scots language – here’s how

What would ye twa cotters ken o’ battle, eh? I bet ye Lallybroch tumshies will turn arse and run at first blast o’ cannon fire… Pithy Scots brogue and throwaway insults punctuate Outlander, the phenomenally successful TV series that explores the final great Jacobite uprising of 1745 – the rebellion against King George II led by Bonnie Prince Charlie. Like 18th-century period dress or columns … Continue reading Outlander is boosting a renaissance of the Scots language – here’s how

‘This Is Us’: Melanie Liburd Returning as Series Regular

The actress, who made her debut in the season two finale, will reprise her role as Zoe, the girlfriend to Justin Hartley’s Kevin. NBC’s This Is Us will be bringing back a key player for season three.After guest-starring in the season two finale, actress Melanie Liburd will return to the NBC family drama in season three as a series regular. Liburd (Gypsy, Dark Matter) will … Continue reading ‘This Is Us’: Melanie Liburd Returning as Series Regular

Idris Elba: ‘My ambition is boundless’

Idris Elba is powering through his midlife crisis – 007 rumours and all. He talks to Tim Lewis Idris Elba is currently in the grip of a midlife crisis – “really and truly,” he insists – but it is also somehow the most Idris Elba kind of midlife crisis. No flashy little sports car or grunting Harley-Davidson. He’s not started dressing ridiculously, either: today, in … Continue reading Idris Elba: ‘My ambition is boundless’

Author Diana Gabaldon on Her Favorite Books and How Outlander Came Into Being

PBS’ The Great American Read, hosted by TV personality and journalist Meredith Vieira, is returning this fall when the novel that received the most votes from the 100 best-loved novels selected by the American public will be announced. But before The Great American Read returns in September, readers are being encouranged to read as many books as possible, vote on their favorite works of fiction, … Continue reading Author Diana Gabaldon on Her Favorite Books and How Outlander Came Into Being

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, Dies at 76

The legendary singer from Detroit earned 20 Grammys on the strength of such hits as the anthem “Respect,” “Chain of Fools,” “Think” and “Spanish Harlem.” The Queen of Soul is gone. Aretha Franklin, the sensational songbird whose voice was sweeter than honey to millions, making her an inspirational American icon and one of the most admired vocalists of all time, died Thursday after battling advanced … Continue reading Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, Dies at 76

Outlander Season 4 Reveals What Stephen Bonnet Will Look Like

Of all of the Outlander villains, Stephen Bonnet is among the most dastardly, and mostly because he’s a slippery fellow. He pops in and out of Diana Gabaldon’s fiction, owning the scenes he is in through a totally wild worldview and a smarmy but often-charming persona. He’s also a man who takes what he wants, and while we don’t see Stephen Bonnet doing anything overly … Continue reading Outlander Season 4 Reveals What Stephen Bonnet Will Look Like