Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY

Patrick Ryan

USA TODAY

New York, NY, United States

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  • USA TODAY
  • The Tennessean
Past:
  • North Jersey News
  • Indianapolis Star
  • The News Leader
  • The News-Star
  • Enquirer
  • GoSanAngelo.com
  • El Paso Times
  • Rochester D and C
  • Detroit Free Press
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • and more…

Recent articles by Patrick:

Anne Hathaway on 'heartbreaking' eco-drama 'Dark Waters,' being 'inspired' by Greta Thunberg

Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway ("Les Miserables") co-stars with Mark Ruffalo in environmental thriller "Dark Waters," based on a deadly cover-up. → Read More

Chicago announces summer 2020 tour with special guest Rick Springfield

Legendary acts Chicago and Rick Springfield are hitting the road next summer for a North American tour. → Read More

'The Irishman': Robert De Niro defends Anna Paquin's 'powerful,' mostly silent character

Anna Paquin plays Robert De Niro's daughter in Netflix's "The Irishman," but the "True Blood" actress' mere seven words of dialogue has caused debate. → Read More

Prince guitarist talks '1999' re-release, favorite memories of late icon: 'He was a joker'

Prince collaborator Dez Dickerson remembers late singer as "incredible practical joker" ahead of expansive "1999" reissue, featuring unheard music. → Read More

Exclusive: Listen to Joe Pesci's new jazz album, including 2 songs with Adam Levine

Joe Pesci's "Still Singing," the "Irishman" star's first album in more than two decades, is premiering in full exclusively on usatoday.com. → Read More

Robert De Niro talks Scorsese's 'The Irishman,' calls Trump 'a joke' after 'Joker' screening

As 3½-hour gangster epic "The Irishman" hits Netflix, Robert De Niro wonders how viewers will respond to Martin Scorsese's Oscar hopeful. → Read More

Rupert Grint on 'deeply disturbing' Apple TV+ series 'Servant,' re-watching 'Harry Potter'

Rupert Grint (aka Ron Weasley in "Harry Potter") teams with M. Night Shyamalan for the chilling Apple TV+ drama "Servant," premiering Thanksgiving. → Read More

AMAs: Taylor Swift takes subtle jabs at former record label, talks 'complicated' year

Taylor Swift set new records send subtle jabs to her former record label during a triumphant return to the American Music Awards Sunday. → Read More

Album review: Coldplay tackles gun control, police brutality on familiar 'Everyday Life'

Coldplay's Chris Martin gets political on the British band's eighth album "Everyday Life," out Friday, but still manages to play it safe. → Read More

Shania Twain calls out 'ageist' country radio for not playing women, 'it's very frustrating and it's a disservice'

Shania Twain talks about her upcoming performances and shares thoughts on Taylor Swift's recent legal battle and the lack of women on country radio. → Read More

Grammy snubs 2020: Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen miss out on major nominations

Past winners Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and Chance the Rapper are missing from top categories in the 2020 Grammy Awards nominations. → Read More

Sterling K. Brown: How Oscar-worthy role in 'Waves' inspired him to be a better dad

"This Is Us" star Sterling K. Brown is in the awards conversation with the new drama "Waves," which grapples with race, masculinity and grief. → Read More

Latin Grammys 2019: Everything you need to know about the biggest night in Latin music

Twenty years after exploding stateside with "Livin' La Vida Loca," Puerto Rican hit-maker Ricky Martin will co-host the 2019 Latin Grammy Awards. → Read More

Review: Celine Dion grapples with husband's death on emotional, triumphant 'Courage'

After losing her husband and brother to cancer in 2016, Canadian pop icon Celine Dion is back with new album "Courage," which finds strength in pain. → Read More

'Sesame Street' turns 50: How Big Bird, Elmo and friends broke new ground for children's TV

As "Sesame Street" celebrates its 50th anniversary, we look at the show's legacy of inclusion and why it still resonates with kids in 2019. → Read More

Al Pacino made 'Irishman' so he could finally work with Scorsese (and eat free ice cream)

In Netflix's mob drama "The Irishman," Oscar winner Al Pacino reunites with Robert De Niro and teams with director Martin Scorsese for the first time. → Read More

Kerry Washington on Netflix drama 'American Son,' and why police still make her anxious

"Scandal" actress Kerry Washington taps into her own personal experiences for Netflix's "American Son," an explosive drama about race and motherhood. → Read More

'SNL': Kate McKinnon returns as Kellyanne Conway in press conference for hero dog Conan

Kate McKinnon returned as Kellyanne Conway in Saturday's 'SNL,' in a parody of the fake photo Trump tweeted of bestowing a medal on hero dog Conan. → Read More

R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe praises teen climate activist Greta Thunberg: She 'made me burst into tears'

R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe explained why he's no longer on Instagram and admires Greta Thunberg during a wide-ranging chat in New York Friday. → Read More

Kristen Stewart has no idea how to talk to kids in painfully relatable 'SNL' skit

"Charlie's Angel" actress Kristen Stewart stopped by to host "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, giving us a season-best sketch. → Read More