Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY

Kelly Lawler

USA TODAY

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Kelly:

'Squid Game': Why everyone is obsessed with Netflix's brutal South Korean horror series

"Squid Game" is a global Netflix hit with a disturbing concept. So what's all the hype about this Korean-language drama? → Read More

The moments that inspired us (and made us cringe) at the 2021 Emmys

From the wonderful speeches to the absolutely horrendous comedy bits, here are the highs, and many lows, of the 2021 Emmy Awards. → Read More

A 'Ted Lasso' sweep? Who will win (and who should) at the 2021 Emmy Awards

From the indomitable "Ted Lasso" to the legendary Jean Smart, here are the shows and actors who will triumph at the Emmys – and the ones that should. → Read More

'SNL' veteran and comedian Norm Macdonald dies of cancer at 61

Comedian and former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Norm Macdonald died Tuesday after a private battle with cancer. He was 61. → Read More

I'm pregnant and waiting for my vaccinated life to begin

Six months pregnant and vaccinated, I wonder what the world and pandemic will look like when my baby is born. And if it will be safe. → Read More

What is a debacle? How the 'Jeopardy!' host search went wrong with Mike Richards, and what's next

The Mike Richards debacle will forever be a stain on "Jeopardy!" Here is how the show went wrong in its host search, and how it can move forward. → Read More

How I'm dealing with emotional whiplash

There is an overwhelming amount of tragedy in the world right now. How I was able to take a step back and get well enough to try to help. → Read More

The Emmy nominations are out Tuesday, but who should really get a nod?

Plenty of great TV shows and actors will be nominated at the 2021 Emmys. But plenty will be left out. Here's who we think really deserves it → Read More

The best (and worst) celebrity game show hosts, from Peyton Manning to Jamie Foxx

Which celebrities are the best at hosting a game show? We rank the best (and worst) among the current crop. Hint: It helps to be a comedian. → Read More

'Mare of Easttown' finale recap: Who killed Erin, and so much more

Spoiler alert! HBO's "Mare of Easttown" ended Sunday night with a shocking finale twist to the murder case. → Read More

The 'Friends' reunion is everything fans hoped it would be

Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Matt Le Blanc and Matthew Perry, our "Friends," finally reunited, and it was lovely. → Read More

'Mission: Impossible' is 25?! Here are all six movies in the franchise, ranked

From the 1996 original to the latest entry, 'Fallout,' we rank all six 'Mission: Impossible' movies. Feel free to disagree, but then you'd be wrong. → Read More

'Mission: Impossible' is 25?! Here are all six movies in the franchise, ranked

From the 1996 original to the latest entry, 'Fallout,' we rank all six 'Mission: Impossible' movies. Feel free to disagree, but then you'd be wrong. → Read More

'Mission: Impossible' is 25?! Here are all six movies in the franchise, ranked

From the 1996 original to the latest entry, 'Fallout,' we rank all six 'Mission: Impossible' movies. Feel free to disagree, but then you'd be wrong. → Read More

The best TV shows of 2021 (so far), from ‘Girls5Eva’ to ‘Mare of Easttown’

So far in 2021 has been a much better year for television than 2020, from "Underground Railroad" to "Hacks" to "Shrill." → Read More

Ellen DeGeneres to end talk show after one more season: Reports

Ellen DeGeneres told The Hollywood Reporter that she plans to end her long-running talk show after its upcoming 19th season. → Read More

My brain is starting to think outside the pandemic

As I start to see the light at the end of the tunnel, I am thinking of needs beyond basic survival. Friends. Socialization. Exploration. → Read More

How I'm hanging on to all the motivation I can muster

Baking once brought me a lot of joy, but lately I haven't wanted to. But over the weekend I picked up a whisk. → Read More

How the first (and hopefully last) pandemic Oscars went so terribly wrong

The 2021 Oscars were always going to be different because of the COVID-19. But they didn't have to be so boring. → Read More

LeVar Burton joins final round of 'Jeopardy!' guest hosts after campaign

A new crop of "Jeopardy!" guest hosts, including fan favorite Levar Burton, will be taking a turn at the helm of the iconic quiz show. → Read More