Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY

Kelly Lawler

USA TODAY

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Recent articles by Kelly:

Nicole Kidman says Hollywood is 'changing' for women amid Oscar nominations criticism

Nicole Kidman said she thinks Hollywood is changing, even in the face of Oscar nominations lacking diversity or women directors. → Read More

Jason Bateman, baseball superfan: 'Janky' Astros cheating scandal would make a good script

LA Dodgers superfan Jason Bateman has a lot to say about the 'janky' Houston Astros cheating scandal, and thinks maybe one day it could be good TV. → Read More

Zoe Kazan addresses blacklist legacy of grandfather, 'East of Eden' director Elia Kazan

Actress Zoe Kazan has been reluctant to address her controversial director grandfather, Elia Kazan, but spoke eloquently about his legacy Wednesday. → Read More

Issa Rae on 'Insecure' success and scrutiny: I long for days when 'nobody had expectations'

"Insecure" creator and star Issa Rae talked about the criticism that comes with success, and what fans should expect about Season 4 of the HBO show. → Read More

How Paramount's '68 Whiskey' tries to find a modern 'M*A*S*H' set in Afghanistan

Paramount Network's new show "68 Whiskey" is like a modern "M*A*S*H," the story of foul-mouthed military medics on a base in Afghanistan. → Read More

Why Edie Falco loves having her kids on the set her new CBS show, 'Tommy'

"Sopranos" actress Edie Falco has a new CBS show, "Tommy," and she is excited to have her young daughter on the set to hang out and dress up with her. → Read More

'The Bachelor': Peter Weber and Chris Harrison explain that Hannah Brown premiere shocker

'Bachelor' Peter Weber and host Chris Harrison explain, how, exactly Hannah Brown ended up in the season premiere of the reality show. → Read More

How 'Schitt's Creek' honors fans in final season: 'You don't want to disrespect them'

Cult sitcom sensation "Schitt's Creek" just returned for its sixth and final season, but the cast doesn't want to say goodbye. → Read More

Why Ethan Hawke worried about daughter Maya working in the Hollywood 'boys club'

Ethan Hawke says that Hollywood has gotten better since he began acting, but as his daughter Maya starts out, he still thinks there's work to be done. → Read More

Exclusive: 'Shrill' Season 2 trailer, and Aidy Bryant on Annie's wild ride

In this exclusive trailer for Season 2 of Hulu's Aidy Bryant sitcom 'Shrill,' we see just how crazy Annie's life is with a new boyfriend and job. → Read More

The 5 best Jane Austen TV and film adaptations, from 'Clueless' to 'Sanditon'

With new Jane Austen adaptations "Sanditon" and "Emma" coming to TV and theaters this year, we ranked the 5 best adaptations of her work ever. → Read More

CW is bringing back 'Walker, Texas Ranger' starring Jared Padalecki (plus more Superman)

"Supernatural" star Jared Padalecki will try his hand at the "Walker, Texas Ranger" character on CW, plus "Superman and Lois" coming to the network. → Read More

How Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn's 'Making the Cut' is different from 'Project Runway'

Heidi Klum and Timm Gunn explain how their new Amazon show, "Making the Cut," takes bigger leaps than "Project Runway" ever did. → Read More

'Lord of the Rings': Everything we know about Amazon's big series prequel

Amazon unveiled the cast and a few key details about the ambitious TV series take on J.R.R. Tolkein's "Lord of the Rings." Here's everything we know. → Read More

Awkwafina reacts to Oscar snub, brings new Asian American story to TV with 'Nora from Queens'

Awkwafina, snubbed for an Oscar nomination for "The Farewell," reacts to the lack of diversity in this year's noms, talks her new Comedy Central show. → Read More

They're back! Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host 2021 Golden Globes

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return to host the 2021 Golden Globe Awards, for the first time since 2015. → Read More

Can 'SNL' prevent another Shane Gillis-style firing? Vetting can be 'triggering,' NBC says

NBC Chair Paul Telegdy praised Lorne Michaels for firing 'Saturday Night Live' cast member Shane Gillis, but warned about "vetting" comedians. → Read More

'The Masked Dancer,' Fox's 'Masked Singer' spinoff, is in the works with Ellen DeGeneres

If you liked anonymous singing celebrities on "Masked Singer," just wait until you see them dance on "The Masked Dancer," inspired by Ellen Degeneres. → Read More

Golden Globes 2020: Ricky Gervais bores, Tom Hanks soars and an honest review of the rest

Follow along as TV critic Kelly Lawler brings you the highlights (and lowlights) of the 2020 Golden Globe Awards, starting with host Ricky Gervais. → Read More

Winter TV preview: 10 excellent new shows that will keep you warm and happy

Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington clash in "Little Fires Everywhere," Al Pacino leads "Hunters" and Zoe Kravitz has "Fidelity" on TV this winter. → Read More