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Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 2:23PM EST
Barbra Streisand explains why she allowed The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to use her songs
“I don’t license my songs very often, but I was impressed with how the show digs deep into the song catalogs of the era and doesn’t just go with the obvious hits,” says Streisand, who received a letter from creator Amy Sherman-Palladino “pleading” for the clearance of her songs. Streisand adds: "Usually, when someone requests a license they only use 30 seconds or a minute, so I was surprised when they used the whole song with that crazy ending.”
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 11:08PM EST
Why The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is brilliant — from a scientific perspective
Astrophysics professor Adam Frank says he’s enamored with the Amazon series. “For me, as a scientist, one of the ways it's specifically brilliant is its exploration of the human capacity for genius, that rare flash of excellence and what its possession demands,” he says. “Whether its science, art, or comedy — genius just happens. An invitation to consider those happenings, is one of the gems The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel offers.” Frank adds: “The show offers something more than just a tired trope about ‘genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.’ Instead, it also unpacks the capacity for genius to simply erupt unbidden with all the chaos that can follow. “
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 11:32PM EST
Lauren Graham: I don’t recall pitching ideas to get on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Tuesday’s Hollywood Reporter story that said Graham was “pitching ideas,” and quoted Amy Sherman-Palladino as saying “Lauren wants to be something very specific” and “she has it all figured out.” On Wednesday night, the former Gilmore Girls star responded to the article, tweeting: “Love this idea! Love @MaiselTV. But I don’t remember pitching Amy anything? So hopefully she’ll ignore whatever I said, and just write something cool (as she always does)! xL”
Posted Tuesday 1/23/18 at 9:15PM EST
Lauren Graham is pitching ideas to reunite with Amy Sherman-Palladino on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Graham and the Gilmore Girls creator are trying to figure out how to get her on Sherman-Palladino's new, award-winning Amazon series. “I gotta get my girl Lauren on the show. I want to have her on it,” says Sherman-Palladino. “Lauren wants to be something very specific,” Sherman-Palladino tells The Hollywood Reporter. “She has it all figured out.” Sherman-Palladino also reveals plans for Rachel Brosnahan’s Midge and Alex Borstein’s Susie to take their act to the Catskills, aka, the Borscht Belt.
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 11:51PM EST
Big Little Lies received the biggest bump from the Golden Globes
A study of “increase in average demand” also found that The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Master of None also got a post-Globes boost. PLUS: Reese Witherspoon says actors are personally calling her to get on Big Little Lies.
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 2:57PM EST
Amazon will make The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel free to stream for the next four days
From Friday morning through Monday night, anybody without an Amazon Prime account can watch the Golden Globe-winning series.
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 4:57AM EST
Amazon’s streaming rivals get a plug when Alexa is asked about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's Golden Globes chances
Amazon's virtual assistant is surprisingly high on the chances for Netflix’s Stranger Things and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale.
Posted Thursday 12/21/17 at 10:23PM EST
Barbra Streisand had to “literally sit down and watch” a scene from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel before approving use of her music
“She did it the day after the (2016) presidential election,” says producer Dan Palladino. “Either she was looking for a distraction or decided the end of times was coming and she needed to get her last business done. We didn't hear anything from her other than the OK to do it.” Amy Sherman-Palladino adds, “I basically wrote Barbra a soliloquy, a love letter. That piece of music had been in my brain from before the scene was completed.” ALSO: How Marvelous Mrs. Maisel put together its 1950s soundtrack.
Posted Thursday 12/21/17 at 2:06PM EST
Ozark and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s top two new TV shows of 2017
Godless, Mindhunter, Sneaky Pete, Legion and Big Little Lies also made the Top 10 list from the NBA Hall of famer-turned-pop culture columnist.
Posted Friday 12/15/17 at 10:35PM EST
Here are all the Gilmore Girls Easter eggs on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
“In many ways,” says Dana Schwartz, “Midge might have been the daughter Emily (Gilmore) always wanted: She loves clothes, she understands the appeal of a doorman building, and, most importantly, she lives just a floor away from her parents.”
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 9:04AM EST
Golden Globes: Six nominations for Big Little Lies, three for Feud
Big Little Lies and Feud led among all TV series, while Fargo, The Handmaid’s Tale and This Is Us each netted three nominations. In the drama/musical series category, Will & Grace and newcomers SMILF and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel each earned a nomination.
- For the first time ever,Veep wasn’t nominated
- Netflix scored two of the five best drama nominees with The Crown and Stranger Things
- Tracee Ellis Ross and Debra Messing were snubbed as their respective Black-ish and Will & Grace co-stars were nominated
- HBO had the most nominations with 12, followed by Netflix's nine and FX's eight
TOPICS: FX, HBO, Netflix, Big Little Lies, The Crown, Fargo, Feud: Bette and Joan, The Handmaid's Tale, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, SMILF, This is Us, Veep, Will & Grace, Debra Messing, Tracee Ellis Ross, Award Shows, Golden Globe Awards
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 9:04AM EST
Reese Witherspoon: I can’t stop watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
“It is so smart and funny and gorgeous and delightful,” the Big Little Lies star tweeted Sunday, adding that she especially loves Midge and her wardrobe. “Thank you AmyShermanPalladino for making another great show with complex female characters front and center,” Witherspoon added in another tweet.
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 12:21AM EST
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is like a standup-comedy riff on Mad Men — If it were told from Peggy’s Olson’s point of view
“This handsome comedy is uneven, but like (Amy) Sherman-Palladino’s Gilmore Girls, it contains gifts that will appeal to fans of verbal combat and realistic depictions of complicated friendships among whip-smart women,” Maureen Ryan says of the Amazon series. She adds: “As fans of Gilmore Girls know, plot is not really the draw with Sherman-Palladino’s shows. Each of the first four installments of Mrs. Maisel contains a slightly altered version of the same formula: Midge’s marriage becomes more frayed, she tries to straddle the very different worlds of young Manhattan matrons and Village weirdos, and she eventually gets onstage to shape her pain and bewilderment into something sharp, incisive and even sweet.”
- What makes Mrs. Maisel intriguing is that the protagonist is rich, has it all and isn’t broken
- The near-perfect pilot is followed by three “bit baggy” episodes that suffer from the Prestige TV problem of being 10 minutes too long
- Mrs. Maisel isn’t simply a period piece — it’s a superhero story
- The main character is so engaging, and the cast is so strong, that it’s easy to look past the glacial pace
- Mrs. Maisel represents the height of Amy Sherman-Palladino fans adored in Gilmore Girls
- Six signs you’re watching an Amy Sherman-Palladino show
- Sherman-Palladino: “People still don’t f*cking think women are funny. There’s a lot of dudes out there doling out cash who don’t believe women are funny”
Posted Tuesday 11/28/17 at 2:15AM EST
Amy Sherman-Palladino on another Gilmore Girls revival: “There's nothing being planned right now but it's open if the muse strikes”
“We've got the Gilmore clause, we've carved it out,” Sherman-Palladino laughs in discussing her new Amazon deal, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and the clause that will allow her to return to Netflix to make more Gilmore Girls. “The thing about Gilmore Girls is, it's an amorphous thing. The reason that it happened the first time is because we all went to that Austin (ATX) Festival and we all sat together and there was an open bar and we were all sitting there saying, 'It feels good now, let's do it now.' I think it would have to be a similar situation. There would have to be an open bar and we would have to have the right story and the right format and it would have to be a time where the girls and us all felt like, 'Yeah, let's dive in again.' There's nothing being planned right now but it's open if the muse strikes.” ALSO: Why it’s time to accept that Gilmore Girls is not coming back, at least not soon.
Posted Tuesday 11/14/17 at 6:04AM EST
Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino weighs in on the Hollywood sexual harassment scandals
Sherman-Palladino, who’s promoting her new Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, says of sexual misconduct in Hollywood: “What’s funny is, you know, they make everybody go through on shows, and the crews go though, sexual harassment seminars and an hour of a class and a test, and it’s like it’s not those guys who are doing it, usually, it’s the guys above them who have their assistants take the test for them. And you know I’m sure they never asked Harvey Weinstein to take a sexual whatever seminar.”