Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY

Kelly Lawler

USA TODAY

Washington, DC, United States

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  • USA TODAY
  • Redding.com News Now
Past:
  • The News Leader
  • MontgomeryAdvertiser
  • PNJ
  • Commercial Appeal
  • The Tennessean
  • The Spectrum
  • Enquirer
  • argusleader
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • Indianapolis Star
  • and more…

Recent articles by Kelly:

Emmys 2020: The best and worst moments on a weird, virtual night, from 'Friends' reunion to hazmat suits

The 2020 Emmy Awards looked like no other Emmys in history due to the COVID pandemic. Here are the highs, and the lows of the ceremony and winners. → Read More

Emmys 2020: Who will win (and who really should) at this year's awards

From Jennifer Aniston to "Schitt's Creek," here's who will win at the 2020 Emmy Awards, plus the actors and series that actually should. → Read More

Staying Apart, Together: How to spend Labor Day weekend like no other

Celebrating safely, and honoring the true meaning of the holiday, is more important than ever this Labor Day Weekend. → Read More

The 50 best TV shows to watch on Amazon Prime right now, from 'The Americans' to 'The Boys'

From "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" to "The Boys" to "Monk," we offer 50 great TV shows to choose from if you can't choose what to watch on Amazon Prime. → Read More

COVID coping: Why it's important to take breaks in quarantine

I needed a reminder to take a break this week to deal with my pandemic stress. I know I should do more. You probably should, too. → Read More

Staying Apart, Together: Why your emotions are valid, even in a pandemic

When others have it worse, we can feel guilt for wallowing in our personal struggles. But our feelings are still real, and we should acknowledge them. → Read More

Ellen DeGeneres: Have toxic workplace claims and quarantine struggles caused fans to flee?

Over the past few years, Ellen DeGeneres image as a paragon of kindness has begun to crack. Can fans forgive her after recent toxic workplace claims? → Read More

Bette Midler on filming HBO's 'Coastal Elites' in quarantine: It's 'like we're on a spaceship'

Bette Midler was able to film HBO's "Coastal Elites" amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but the experience for the veteran performer was "bizarre." → Read More

Selena Gomez on her quarantine cooking show and mental health amid COVID: 'It's not easy for anyone'

Selena Gomez made a cooking show in quarantine to try to bring a little lightness to the COVID era. She talks how hard it is for everyone to cope. → Read More

You betcha! Chris Rock's 'Fargo' season premieres in September after COVID delay

Production on "Fargo" Season 4, starring Chris Rock, resumes soon, and the series will premiere in September after a coronavirus-prompted delay. → Read More

'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' series finale elates fans with emotional, happy ending

Spoiler alert! The series finale of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." was just the happiness Marvel fans needed in a bleak world. → Read More

From 'Frozen Planet' to 'Fargo': Watch these chilly TV shows to beat the summer heat

Curl up on the couch in your blissfully air-conditioned living room to watch some wintry TV shows, like 'Game of Thrones,' and pretend summer is over. → Read More

'Lovecraft Country' review: In HBO's horror series, America's racism is the real monster

Horrifying and wickedly smart, HBO's parable "Lovecraft Country" is a successor to "Get Out" in its melding of race and horror. → Read More

ABC hid this political 'Black-ish' episode in 2018, but it's even more powerful in 2020

Controversial "Black-ish" episode "Please Baby, Please" was pulled by ABC in 2018. It's on Hulu now, and it is as searing and powerful as ever. → Read More

Staying Apart, Together: We're five months into the COVID crisis. How are you?

Five months ago, the world changed. It feels like forever and no time at all. But we can keep going if we have to, in order to stay safe. → Read More

'Edgy' 'Saved by the Bell' reboot will lovingly poke fun at the original: See new trailer

The new "Saved by the Bell" won't be quite as silly and cartoony as the original, but it will have plenty of callbacks, producers said. → Read More

Staying Apart, Together: True love, a helpful pup and music to get you through the weekend

Our weekends are even more precious than before since the pandemic began. Let's savor them. → Read More

How to stay upbeat on rainy days, even in a pandemic

On gloomy weather days, especially during a pandemic, it's easy to fall into a bad mood. If you can, find a small treat for yourself to bring joy. → Read More

5 things I wish I'd known before I moved amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Moving is always hard. Moving during a pandemic is emotionally and physically exhausting on a new level. Here's how to relocate safely amid COVID-19. → Read More

Syfy's 'Wynonna Earp' escaped cancelation and became one of the first shows to film amid COVID

Fan-favorite "Wynonna Earp" escaped a financial pickle that almost took the show off the air. Now it's back for Season 4, after filming amid COVID. → Read More