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Patrick Ryan

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Recent:
  • USA TODAY
  • El Paso Times
  • The News Leader
  • The Tennessean
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  • Enquirer
  • North Jersey News
  • Rochester D and C
  • Detroit Free Press
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • The Shreveport Times
  • The Daily Advertiser
  • 12 News
  • WLTX
  • WWL-TV
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Recent articles by Patrick:

'We hold some power': How three Latino-led shows are shaking up summer TV

"Los Espookys," "Alternatino" and "Grand Hotel" are wildly different new TV shows, but all feature Latinx actors and producers at the helm. → Read More

Bryan Cranston takes jab at Trump during Tonys: 'Demagoguery is the enemy of the people'

"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston insisted "the media is not the enemy" during his vehement, political acceptance speech at Sunday's Tony Awards. → Read More

Tony Awards 2019: Wheelchair-using actress Ali Stroker makes history; 'Hadestown' sweeps with 8 wins

Ali Stroker, a wheelchair-using actress from "Oklahoma!", made history and Bryan Cranston made an impassioned plea for journalists at the Tony Awards. → Read More

RuPaul on returning to daytime TV after 20-year absence: 'It's just in my blood, darling'

Two decades after his daytime talk show ended on VH1, "Drag Race" host RuPaul is headed back to the time slot with a trial-run series on Fox. → Read More

Alec Baldwin is 'so done' playing Trump on 'SNL': 'They should find somebody who wants to'

'Framing John DeLorean' star Alec Baldwin won an Emmy playing President Trump on 'Saturday Night Live,' but now says he "can't imagine" continuing. → Read More

Everything we know about 'Big Little Lies' Season 2, from Meryl Streep to Amabella

How much Meryl will we see in Season 2? And can Madeline keep her infidelity a secret? All your burning questions about "Big Little Lies," answered. → Read More

Katy Perry's breakup anthem 'Never Really Over' is her best new song in years

After her disappointing 2017 album "Witness," Katy Perry makes a welcome comeback with her therapy-themed single "Never Really Over." → Read More

10 hot new TV shows you need to watch this summer, from Roger Ailes to 'Four Weddings'

From Ava DuVernay's retelling of the Central Park Five to a returning Jim Henson story, here are the 10 best new TV shows to watch this summer. → Read More

Allison Williams' friends told her to get therapy after 'Get Out,' 'The Perfection' roles

After terrifying moviegoers in 2017's "Get Out," Allison Williams is back with Netflix horror movie "The Perfection," playing a mysterious cellist. → Read More

10 hot new TV shows you need to watch this summer, from Roger Ailes to 'Four Weddings'

From Ava DuVernay's retelling of the Central Park Five to a returning Jim Henson story, here are the 10 best new TV shows to watch this summer. → Read More

U.S. and German civility and cooperation efforts will be on display in Nashville

Another effort fostering solutions is a panel discussion at Belmont University focusing on social disruption in the U.S. and Germany. → Read More

10 under-the-radar summer movies to see if you're done with 'Avengers: Endgame'

We enjoyed 'Avengers: Endgame' as much as the next person. But we're ready to move on to smaller summer movies starring Selena Gomez and Awkwafina. → Read More

Jay-Z pays tribute to Nipsey Hussle, disses 'Avengers' during intimate hometown show

Jay-Z reopened the legendary Webster Hall in New York's East Village with a set list that was light on hits but full of memorable moments. → Read More

'Jeopardy!' champion James Holzhauer becomes only the second player to cross $1M mark

James Holzhauer became only the second contestant in "Jeopardy!" history to win $1 million in non-tournament competition, all in just 14 appearances on the long-running game show. → Read More

'American Idol': Katy Perry dresses up on cringeworthy Disney night but Wade Cota shines

Phoenix native Wade Cota gave his best "American Idol" performance yet singing Randy Newman's "You've Got a Friend in Me" from "Toy Story." → Read More

What's it like dating as a young Muslim American? Hulu's 'Ramy' shows hard, funny truths

Hulu's new comedy "Ramy," streaming Friday, shows the realities of dating for two millennial Muslims living at home with their strictly religious parents. → Read More

Nielsen releases first weekly TV ratings for same-sex households: 'Thrones' bests NCAA

As Nielsen begins tracking viewership in same-sex homes, HBO's departing fantasy hit "Game of Thrones" continues to show muscle as a ratings juggernaut. → Read More

'American Idol': Alyssa Raghu sings daring Katy Perry cover – in front of Katy Perry

Alyssa Raghu took a major risk by singing a Katy Perry hit in front of the "American Idol" judge. → Read More

'American Idol': Uche makes Katy Perry convulse with sexy Bruno Mars cover

The charismatic Uche left Katy Perry hot and bothered with his steamy performance of Bruno Mars' "Finesse" on Sunday's episode of "American Idol." → Read More

'Special' creator on show's gay, disabled sex: 'People don't acknowledge we're sexual beings'

"Special" creator/star Ryan O'Connell shows an authentic portrayal of a gay man with mild cerebral palsy losing his virginity in the first season of his new Netflix comedy. → Read More