Kelly Lawler, Commercial Appeal

Kelly Lawler

Commercial Appeal

Washington, DC, United States

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  • Commercial Appeal
  • The Tennessean
  • USA TODAY
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  • The News Leader
  • The Spectrum
  • Enquirer
  • argusleader
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • Indianapolis Star
  • The News-Star
  • independentmail
  • DelmarvaNow!
  • Rochester D and C
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Recent articles by Kelly:

50 best TV shows to watch on Netflix right now: 'Better Call Saul,' 'Pose,' 'Twilight Zone,' more

From "Cheers" to "Grey's Anatomy" to "Better Call Saul," we offer 50 great TV shows to choose from if you can't decide what to watch on Netflix. → Read More

Matt James will be the first black 'Bachelor' in ABC series history

Matt James, 28, will be the first black man to lead ABC's popular "The Bachelor" over its nearly 20-year history. → Read More

Amid George Floyd protests, is it time for cop TV shows to be canceled for good?

Amid protests against racism after the death of George Floyd, do TV shows valorizing the police like "Law & Order: SVU" really belong on air anymore? → Read More

Aaron Paul, Kristen Bell and more celebs join together for racism PSA, fans criticize cringey video

Fans reacted negatively to a video of white celebrities like Aaron Paul and Kristen Bell "taking responsibility" for racism that circulated Thursday. → Read More

Staying Apart, Together: History has its eyes on us

Another historic, difficult week has passed in America. But we keep trying to help. → Read More

Disney's 'Frozen' musical becomes first Broadway casualty of coronavirus, will not reopen

Disney Theatrical Productions will not reopen the "Frozen" musical, making it the first Broadway show to close permanently due to coronavirus. → Read More

The best games to play on Zoom during quarantine if you're bored by making chit-chat

From Animal Crossing: New Horizons to Jackbox Party Games, these are the best games to play on a Zoom call while social distancing amid the pandemic. → Read More

The 6 best commencement-themed movies and TV shows to watch if you're a quarantined graduate

Even if you can't walk at a graduation ceremony, you can still celebrate with funny, emotional movies about moving on and moving up. → Read More

Staying Apart, Together: Get through the week with Ina's chicken, beach reads and a walk

A perfect roast chicken, some new books and taking ourselves for a walk are getting us through another week in coronavirus quarantine. → Read More

The 6 best mother/daughter movies to watch this Mother's Day

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 10, and it's the perfect time to curl up on the couch with movies like "The Joy Luck Club" or "Lady Bird." → Read More

Staying Apart, Together: 'Star Wars,' gray hair and a book getting us through the week

A galaxy far, far away, gray hair, a suspenseful novel and more to help you through another week in quarantine. → Read More

Review: Amazon's brilliant 'Upload' is the cynical 'Good Place' you didn't know you needed

From "The Office" co-creator Greg Daniels, "Upload" is a smart look at a future where humanity digitally extends life, but doesn't lose its flaws. → Read More

Who makes the best TV in quarantine? 'American Idol,' Fallon thrive, while 'Ellen,' 'View' struggle

From Zoom-themed 'SNL' episodes to Jimmy Fallon interrupted by his daughters, we evaluate the successes and failures of quarantine-made TV. → Read More

60 comedy TV shows that will bring you much-needed laughter in quarantine

From "Friends" to "Saturday Night Live" to "Parks and Recreation," these TV shows will bring some joy into your life while in coronavirus quarantine. → Read More

'What We Do in the Shadows' Season 2 is the perfect absurdist escape from coronavirus

A show about vampires is more relevant, and more diverting, in Season 2 of "What We Do in the Shadows," than it might have been pre-coronavirus. → Read More

Baby Yoda secrets revealed! Go behind the scenes of 'Mandalorian' in new Disney+ doc trailer

How did they bring Baby Yoda to life? What was it like on the set of a "Star Wars" TV show? A new "Mandalorian" docuseries tells all on Disney Plus. → Read More

'The Masked Singer' recap: Which celebrity split with the competition?

Spoiler alert! The gloves were on, and one more mask came off following Face-offs on "The Masked Singer." → Read More

Staying Apart, Together: A cop show, bread and self-care to help you cope with the pandemic

How to keep the weekend alive, a cop show with levity to watch, tips on practicing self-compassion and more to get you through another week in quarantine. → Read More

Staying Apart, Together: A newsletter about how to cope with the coronavirus pandemic

Welcome to Staying Apart, Together, a USA TODAY newsletter that aims to entertain you, distract you and help you cope during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Why Amazon and Netflix's 'Project Runway' copycats can't make it work like the original

Amazon's "Making the Cut" with Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, and Netflix's "Next in Fashion" both try to become the new "Project Runway," and both fail. → Read More