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Posted Friday 6/08/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Anthony Bourdain's wokeness was a secret ingredient baked into every Parts Unknown episode
Source: The New York Times
Bourdain could be "casually radical" explaining to viewers why, for instance, the Black Panther Party's controversial demands weren't all that controversial, says Sarah J. Jackson. In Bourdain's death, says Jackson, we "lost a man who brilliantly and bravely wove political education into food culture in a way that provided the kind of historical context and compassion for the oppressed that Americans need now more than ever. In an era in which 'woke' has morphed, for some, into a derisive term for those who are too earnest about injustice, Mr. Bourdain delivered this kind of insight effortlessly and without repentance. It was a secret ingredient baked into his every episode, and served to viewers whether they’d ordered it or not."
- Bourdain's mother, longtime New York Times editor Gladys Bourdain, told The Times: “He is absolutely the last person in the world I would have ever dreamed would do something like this"
- Bourdain treasured cultural differences -- in contrast to Roseanne's joke that black and Asian families are "just like us": "No matter where Anthony Bourdain went, he never wanted the takeaway to be, 'Cambodians are just like us' or 'Lebanese are just like us,'" says Daniel Fienberg. "He treasured cultural difference and viewed it all as worthy of recognition and understanding. He wasn't about homogenization; he was about not being isolated in the world, not being lonely."
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Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 6:12AM EDT
Suits' Patrick J. Adams apologizes after posting a photo of a woman he accused of body-shaming him and his wife
Source: E! Online
Adams was at a London airport with wife/Pretty Little Liars alum Troian Bellisario, waiting to catch a flight home from co-star Meghan Markle's wedding, when he said a woman "did some casual body shaming of my wife and I." He posted a photo of the woman, but later took it down after he was accused of bullying.
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
How Meghan Markle's Suits experience prepared her for the Royal family's world stage
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Markle has already shaken up the Royal family and has only begun to make her mark, says Maureen Ryan. On Suits, Markle's "Rachel Zane was a supporting character — the core journey was not hers — but Markle brought passionate craft and lively charisma to her role," says Ryan, who has watched every episode of the USA series and moderated a panel with Markle four years ago. "Rachel's quest to be more than a paralegal and to exceed the high expectations of her accomplished family was as compelling as her desire to retain her moral center among a crew of New York legal sharks so intent on closing deals that the morality of their actions was sometimes (often?) a secondary concern. The ethics of many Suits characters have been painted in various shades of gray — and to be clear, that's not a bad thing. But Rachel always stood for something — several things, actually: a quest for fairness, a capacity for hard work, an affinity for compassion and truthfulness, and the desire to find an emotional balance in life and on the job.
Her new gig may well feature the same agenda, but on a much, much bigger stage."
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Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 3:48PM EDT
Meghan Markle invites Suits co-stars to her royal wedding
Source: The Blast
Patrick J. Adams and Gabriel Macht will attend Saturday's ceremony.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
Patrick J. Adams doesn't have Meghan Markle's number anymore
Adams says he couldn't offer his Suits co-star any advice about her upcoming wedding to Prince Harry because "I don’t even have her telephone number anymore!"
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 9:54PM EDT
Suits creator talks Patrick J. Adams' exit and predicting that Meghan Markle would likely leave
"We didn’t have to change things last minute because I made a decision early on — I don’t remember exactly when in the season, but Meghan’s relationship looked like it was going well," says Aaron Korsh. "And if that was the case, I guessed that if she married a prince that she wasn’t going to stay on the show. So we decided, in our hearts, to bank on her finding love and kind of having a fairy tale ending in her own life and assuming that good things were going to happen for her. Plus it would be easier to undo a decision to write her off than it would be to at the last minute have to make her leave. She would have to get hit by a bus or something, and I didn’t want to do that. So, as the year progressed we were assuming Meghan was going to go. And Patrick, when he came to his decision to leave, he knew we needed some lead time and that sticking us with that at the last minute would really put us in a jam. So he came to me early enough that we had plenty of time to design the back six around knowing that they were both leaving." ALSO: Korsh says Season 7's first three episodes contain some of "the funniest stuff we've ever done."
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
Patrick J. Adams defends Suits co-star Meghan Markle after racist tweet from a far-right congressional candidate
Source: Marie Claire Australia
Paul Nehlen, a fringe challenger to House Speaker Paul Ryan's seat in Wisconsin, was banned from Twitter over the racist tweet about Markle. "Oh @pnehlen - you’re a sad and sick man with no sense of shame or class," Adams tweeted to Nehlen. "Get a life. And don’t go anywhere near MM - she’s got more power, strength, honor and compassion in her fingernail than you’ll ever know in this lifetime. Way above your weight class."
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 4:45PM EST
Suits renewed for Season 8 without Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
As expected, Adams and Markle’s characters will exit after the end of Season 7 with a two-hour wedding-themed season finale scheduled for April 25. To help fill their void, Dule Hill will be promoted to series regular in Season 8. Creator Aaron Korsh says of moving forward without Suits’ main stars: “Season eight will have everything from shifting alliances and internal power plays, to secrets, betrayals and fiery relationships. Keep an eye out for an adversarial new character that will give Harvey a run for his money." ALSO: Patrick J. Adams says he was tired of being away from home, and first started thinking about leaving in early Season 6.
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 2:16PM EST
How Meghan Markle ended up getting her big break on Suits
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
It was her chemistry with Patrick J. Adams that won her the role, says Jeff Wachtel, who served as co-president of USA when Markle was cast. "One of the things that we needed at the beginning with Suits was Patrick's character comes in as the hottest thing in town: he's brilliant, has a photographic memory and fakes his way into being a lawyer and then he comes up against this girl who turns out to be the love of his life," says Wachtel. "We needed somebody who had a real authority to shut him down and still be the coolest thing around. And they had it right away. It was a lot of fun."
Posted Monday 11/27/17 at 4:53PM EST
Suits star Patrick J. Adams calls Prince Harry “a lucky man” for getting engaged to Meghan Markle
Suits creator Aaron Korsh along with co-star Sarah Rafferty reacted to the engagement news on Twitter. And Adams, following a joke tweet about his co-star’s engagement, sent a more serious tweet hours later: “Playing Meghan’s television partner for the better part of a decade uniquely qualifies me to say this: Your Royal Highness, you are a lucky man and I know your long life together will be joyful, productive and hilarious,” Adams wrote. “Meghan, so happy for you, friend. Much love.”
Posted Monday 11/13/17 at 7:34PM EST
Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams are poised to exit Suits if it returns for a likely Season 8
The contracts of all original cast members of the USA series will be up after Season 7, and according to Deadline both Markle and Adams are expected to move on. Deadline reports that an eighth season is still likely, though it hasn’t been ordered. The USA series gave Adams his big break and, of course, Markle is more famous these days dating Prince Harry. As Deadline notes, “like with Adams, Suits also helped establish Markle as a TV star. Her Rachel Zane character on Suits had been closely linked with Adams’ Mike Ross since Day 1, so an exit of Markle alongside Adams would make sense.”
Posted Thursday 9/14/17 at 2:43PM EDT
Suits star Patrick J. Adams: I have to be careful when posting pictures of co-star Meghan Markle
Source: Us Weekly
"I'm not good at it, I overthink every post that I put out and the ramifications and who'll be listening and how it'll be received," he tells Esquire of how Markle dating Prince Harry has affected him. "I posted this old photo I had found of Meghan and I on set. I went to bed, and woke up in the morning and realized ‘Oh, yeah. I live in a world where you can’t post things about Meghan.' I had this onslaught of people retweeting the thing, people thinking it was a recent picture, and I just thought, 'What the hell is going on?'"