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Movies! Music! Celebrities embarrassing themselves! KEEP IT has it all. Each week, Ira Madison III, Louis Virtel, and Aida Osman are joined by comedians, journalists, actors, musicians, activists, politicians and more to discuss the latest ways pop culture and entertainment are intersecting with politics and society. New episodes drop every Wednesday.
 
Popcorn Talk Network, the online broadcast network that features movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary proudly presents “The Film Scene w/ Illeana Douglas”, a weekly, freewheeling discussion show where industry veteran Illeana Douglas interviews Hollywood's most important voices in TV and Film, discussing some of Cinema's most important films, scenes, and shots. Produced by Ryan Nilsen and co-hosted by Jeff Graham, this show is essential listening for serious and casual fans of film!
 
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Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss this year’s virtual Emmy ceremony, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy, Ellen’s on-air apology, Kat McPhee donating to Republicans, racist social media algorithms, and the film Antebellum. Plus, chef David Chang joins to discuss his new memoir Eat a Peach and Zachary Quinto returns to discuss the film adaption of . Learn more …
 
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the new Oscars inclusion standards, Paris Hilton’s less than insightful new documentary, the boycotts against Mulan and Cuties, Paul Rudd’s awkward PSA on wearing masks, new Netflix docs The Social Dilemma versus Capital in the 21st Century, and more. Plus, Roy Wood Jr. joins to discuss making comedy and The Daily Show …
 
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Jessica Krug’s blackfishing scandal, Charlie Kaufman films, the Rebecca remake, Letterbox review, Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ exhausting book promo, and more. Plus, June Diane Raphael joins to discuss a decade of podcasting, watching Bravo during a pandemic, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.c…
 
In the third annual Ira and Louis Variety Hour, they discuss the socially distanced VMA ceremony, Adele's Bantu knots, Club Future Nostalgia, the NBA strike, unfollowing Shaun King, and the shocking loss of Chadwick Boseman. Plus, a conversation about finding faith as queer people with Phillip Picardi, host of the new Crooked Media podcast Unholier…
 
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the cultural moments that led to this year’s unhinged Republican National Convention, soothing British comedies, revisiting Jerry Maguire, why not enough people are talking about Megan thee Stallion’s shooting, and whether videos of black trauma should be shared on social media. Plus, Ramy Youssef joins to discuss self-…
 
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the Democratic National Convention going digital and bipartisan, how Lovecraft Country addresses H.P. Lovecraft’s racist history, Trump’s attacks on the USPS, and more. Plus, Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy join to discuss Schitt’s Creek, decades of working together, and their most memorable roles. Learn more about you…
 
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss conservative reactions to Cardi B and Megan thee Stallion’s new single “WAP,” Selling Sunset, Joe Biden selects Kamala Harris, and which celebrities have us blocked. Plus, Zadie Smith joins to discuss her new book of essays Intimations and Jean Smart joins to discuss her Emmy-nominated role in Watchmen. Learn more about…
 
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Beyoncé’s latest visual album Black Is King, Brandy’s return with B7 and revisiting Moesha on Netflix, the misconduct allegation at The Ellen Show, and more. Plus, Bob the Drag Queen joins to discuss mixing politics with drag and her Emmy nominated series We’re Here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoice…
 
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Taylor Swift's surprise pandemic album Folklore, Tenet's ever-changing release date, disrespectful Megan the Stallion jokes, whether the Canada Drag Race judges are too mean, and share memories of Regis Philbin and Olivia de Havilland. Katori Hall joins to discuss her new series P-Valley, representing the South in her w…
 
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Mykki Blanco not being paid for their feature on Teyana Taylor's "WTP," bingeing The O.C. and what constitutes "guilty pleasures," their favorite child actors, performative tributes to John Lewis from Republicans, and more. Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman join to discuss their new book Big Friendship and the importance of…
 
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Jada Pinkett Smith's visit to the Red Table, Lady Antebellum’s performative activism, Simone Biles’ Vogue cover, Chance the Rapper stumping for Kanye, and the internet’s obsession with cake. Billy Porter joins to discuss his career and using his platform for activism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoic…
 
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Born in Waco, Texas, Peri Gilpin grew up in Dallas, where her family encouraged her acting abilities. After studying at the Dallas Theater Center, she pursued acting at the University of Texas at Austin and then at London's British-American Academy. She appeared in guest roles on such popular situation comedies as Designing Women (1986), Cheers (19…
 
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss what Pride looks like in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests, Hulu removing a Golden Girls episode for alleged blackface, pop music's disco revival, Kanye's GAP collab, the socially distant BET Awards, and more. Adam Rippon joins to discuss his pop culture obsessions and what his life lo…
 
Director/Producer Amanda Ladd-Jones is Alan Ladd, Jr.’s youngest daughter from his first marriage. She was born in London, six weeks before her father—Laddie, as he’s known to his friends—moved the entire family back to L.A. to begin his famously successful stint at 20th Century Fox. Amanda’s film education began at a very young age, seated on the …
 
Ira, Aida, and Louis discuss k-pop fans taking down Trump, Chris D’Elia and Ansel Elgort’s sexual misconduct allegations, Tina Fey pulling 30 Rock’s blackface episodes, Megan Amram’s anti-Asian tweets, the queer defiance of Joel Schumacher’s films, and more. Sam Lansky joins to discuss gay dating, LA mysticism, and his new book Broken People. Plus,…
 
Ira, Aida, and Louis discuss the SCOTUS' monumental ruling on LGBTQ+ workplace discrimination, The Academy's new efforts for inclusion, Dave Chappelle's new stand-up response to George Floyd's murder, conservatives stanning Gone the Wind, and more. Plus, Drew Dixon joins to discuss going public with rape allegations against Russell Simmons and star…
 
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss how We're Here and Legendary center queer narratives, the hollowness of exposing Republican hypocrisy, Vanderpump Rules' racism scandals, North Carolina Republicans attempts to kill a bill banning conversion therapy, and calls to defund the police. Plus, art curator Kimberly Drew joins to discuss her new book This Is Wh…
 
Protests erupt in the wake of George Floyd's murder by a Minneapolis police officer. #BlackoutTuesday spirals from purposeful activism to performative allyship. Justice evades Breonna Taylor and David McAtee in Louisville. Ivanka Trump pretends to care about Pride. Lea Michele is accused of bullying by Glee cast members. Plus, an anti-racism readin…
 
A. S. Hamrah is the author of The Earth Dies Streaming: Film Writing, 2002-2018 (n+1 Books) and the film critic for The Baffler. He was n+1’s film critic from 2008-2019 and was the editor of their film review supplement. Hamrah also writes for a number of other publications including Harper’s and Bookforum. He has worked as a movie theater projecti…
 
In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira and Louis discuss Lana Del Rey and Doja Cat’s dramatic weeks on social media, the addictive new season of Selling Sunset, and Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s song of the summer entry. Plus, Kristin Davis joins to discuss Melrose Place, Sex and the City, and Fox’s wild new reality series Labor of Love. Issa Ra…
 
#PopcornTalk #TheFilmScene #Homecoming Our guests got their start in podcasting, with Gimlet Media's breakthrough podcast Homecoming, which made a national impression when adapted into an Amazon Show of the same name starring Julia Roberts! On today's show, we talk about the twisty first season, what to expect for season 2, and what's next for the …
 
In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss digital commencement speeches, reflect on their own graduations, and offer advice for the Class of 2020. Also discussed: Entertainment Weekly’s puzzling Pride cover, and Nancy Pelosi’s fat shaming. Plus, Daveed Diggs joins to discuss starring in the TV adaption of Snowpiercer and Ha…
 
Stern worked as a reporter for Fortune and Money magazines and as an editor and award-winning columnist for the Scarsdale Inquirer before she started freelance writing. Her column, “Suburban Exposure,” covered politics and contemporary culture as well as her family and community, but she discontinued it after her sons left home and stopped providin…
 
In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Alison Roman’s critiques of Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott’s healing Instagram live, Michelle Obama’s documentary, reactions to Adele’s weight loss, and the fleeting concept of summer. Plus, Simone Missick joins to discuss her new series All Rise and how …
 
#PopcornTalk #TheFilmScene #IlleanaDouglas Our guest today, writer/director Jonathan Goldstein, has his hand in some of the greatest studio comedies of the last decade. With writing and/or directing credits on films like VACATION, HORRIBLE BOSSES, and GAME NIGHT, he's maintaining an art for the studio comedy when that art seems to be slowly disappe…
 
In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss the 1955 Best Actress winners, Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood revisionist history, Mindy Kaling’s new series Never Have I Ever, Pulitzer Prize winners we’re excited for, The Daily Beast’s Michelle Obama clickbait, and more. Plus, André Holland joins to discuss theatre, Paris, and working w…
 
#PopcornTalk #TheFilmScene #IlleanaDouglas From Hal Himself...I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, raised in Kentucky – a little town called Peaks Mill. Don’t strain your brain, you’ve never heard of it. I lived in the sticks, I was a boy Scout, started taking karate there when I was 8 years old, saw The Shining when I was 7, didn’t have a TV so I spent…
 
In this week's Keep It: Home Edition, Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Sondheim's 90th birthday concert, JK Simmons as a sex symbol, why Miles Teller deserves an Oscar, #blackAF, Making the Cut's winner, and more! Hot Takes returns with Ira declaring Angel a better show than Buffy. Plus, Michael Arceneaux returns to discuss his latest book of essays I …
 
#TheFilmScene #IlleanaDouglas #AlanKRode Alan K. Rode’s affinity for classic cinema is part of his DNA. His mother grew up in Hollywood and was an extra in Our Gang comedy shorts and studied acting at Ben Bard Drama. His grandfather was a silent film violinist who went from bit actor to Universal Studios house composer and eventually founded Corell…
 
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