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Caroline Framke


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Past articles by Caroline:

Emily Ratajkowski, Freer Now Than Ever, Gets Candid on TikTok, Britney Spears and What Her New Podcast Has in Common With Joe Rogan’s

Emily Ratajkowski gets candid about her new podcast, TikTok, Britney Spears' nudes and the power dynamics of Adam Levine's DMs. → Read More

Emmys 2022: Variety’s TV Critics Break Down the Best Speeches, Rushed Jokes and Deserved Winners

Popular on Variety The 74th Primetime Emmys came sparklingly alive thanks to speeches by a strong slate of winners. The production seemed eager to bring back the grand-scale awards show after a dialed-back COVID era, with a booming pop soundtrack and a packed house. Variety’s TV critics were divided on some elements of the show, […] → Read More

Why Selena Gomez Deserved a Nod, the Rise of ‘Abbott Elementary’ and More Emmys Takeaways From Variety’s Critics

Variety's TV critics debate Selena Gomez's snub, the rise of 'Abbott Elementary,' 'Succession' vs 'Squid Game' vs 'Yellowjackets,' and more. → Read More

15 Best TV Shows of 2022 (So Far)

Now that we’re halfway through the calendar year, and another set of Emmy nominations will soon be upon us, it’s time to take stock of which television shows have so far emerged from the pack to remain front of mind. The shows that have stuck with Variety’s chief TV critics Daniel D’Addario and Caroline Framke […] → Read More

Amanda Seyfried on Breaking Away From ‘Mean Girls,’ Dancing to Lil Wayne, and Needing ‘Mamma Mia 3’ Before She’s 40

When Amanda Seyfried was first offered the role of Elizabeth Holmes in “The Dropout,” she wasn’t sure if she should take it. “I don’t think I’ve ever talked about this,” the actor told Variety after her Power of Women photo shoot, “but my one fear was that I was like, ‘Am I going to have […] → Read More

Amanda Seyfried, Redefined: How ‘The Dropout’ Finally Opened the Door for More ‘Thrilling’ Roles

“The Dropout” cut through streaming TV’s crowded lineup thanks to Amanda Seyfried’s undeniable performance as Elizabeth Holmes. → Read More

‘Starstruck’ Creator Rose Matafeo Just Wants to See Women Enjoying Life Onscreen (and to Get ‘Bridget Jones’ Diary’ in the Criterion Collection)

Popular on Variety Just a few weeks before she was supposed to start filming “Starstruck” in March 2020, Rose Matafeo found herself onstage at London’s “Magic Mike: Live” having a surreal, more than slightly panicked conversation with a gyrating Australian dancer. “As he was making me touch his chest, he was like, ‘So do you […] → Read More

The 35 Best Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa TV Episodes of All Time

Variety selects the 35 best Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa TV episodes of all time. → Read More

The 35 Best Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa TV Episodes of All Time

Most TV shows tackle the holiday season in one way or another. Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are great excuses to see your favorite characters trapped in zany and highly specific situations often involving hectic airport experiences, awkward gift exchanges and the occasional Santa suit. Our favorite holiday episodes all do one (or both) of two […] → Read More

Best TV Performances of 2021

Variety's critics look back at the year to choose 25 of TV's most compelling performances, including Elizabeth Olsen and Jennifer Coolidge. → Read More

The Best ‘Succession’ Insults, From Boars on the Floor to Slime Puppies and More

Here are the best quotes and insults from 'Succession,' including Season 3. → Read More

With ‘Ted Lasso,’ Hannah Waddingham and Juno Temple’s On- and Off-Screen Friendship Flips the Sports Comedy Script

'Ted Lasso' stars Hannah Waddingham and Juno Temple embrace their fierce friendship both on and off the Apple TV Plus show. → Read More

Josie Totah Shapes a New Path for Trans Characters in ‘Saved by the Bell,’ ‘Big Mouth’ and Beyond

In Variety's Power of Pride issue, Josie Totah talks playing authentic and joyful trans characters in 'Saved By the Bell' and 'Big Mouth'. → Read More

How Jazz Jennings Changed the World for Trans Youth Simply by Being Herself

Trans activist and TV star Jazz Jennings reflects on becoming an early public role model for trans people across the country. → Read More

Maya Rudolph on Burnout, Beyoncé and the Magic Link Between Music and Comedy

Maya Rudolph is one of six creative leaders in comedy honored for Variety‘s 2021 Power of Women. For more, click here. When Maya Rudolph was a kid, she’d stage one-girl musicals in her living room and play make believe in empty corners of her mother’s recording studios, creating makeshift stages anywhere she could to satisfy […] → Read More

Nasim Pedrad’s ‘Chad’ Tackles the Timeless Agony of Being a Teenager: TV Review

Watching 14-year-old Chad (Nasim Pedrad) try so hard to be cool that he devolves into a sputtering mess can be, to say the least, awkward. Anyone who’s lived through puberty knows the pain of wanting to be “normal” at the same time everything feels anything but. “Chad” picks up with its title character — who […] → Read More

HBO’s ‘The Nevers’ Brings Joss Whedon’s Greatest Hits to Victorian London: TV Review

HBO's new drama 'The Nevers' is engaging even as it leans heavily on Joss Whedon's go-to tropes. → Read More

From ‘Play Misty for Me’ to ‘Arrested Development,’ Jessica Walter Was an Unparalleled Icon of Charisma

In her 60-year career, Jessica Walter embodied icons like 'Arrested Development' matriarch Lucille Bluth with spiky charisma. → Read More

‘United States of Al’ Wants to Be Likable, Forgets to Be Interesting: TV Review

The new CBS sitcom 'United States of Al,' from Chuck Lorre Productions, centers an Afghan translator living in Ohio — or does it? → Read More

RIP ‘Superstore,’ A Sharp Workplace Comedy That Was Unafraid to Change With the Times

The 'Superstore' series finale proved just how good the NBC sitcom has been over the years. → Read More