HUGH JACKMAN CATCHES UP ON TV
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Don’t tell Hugh Jackman what happens with “The Sopranos.” He’s just getting around to watching it. Jackman says one bright spot about the pandemic lockdown is that he’s watching all the TV shows he never got around to seeing. He says he’s embarrassed to say he never watched the Ken Burns documentaries until now. It’s something he does with his two kids, ages 20 and 15. Jackman says they probably would not want to spend a summer hanging out with their parents if it were not for a pandemic.
“MAKE IT WORK” VARIETY SPECIAL FEATURES PROMINENT WOMEN
LOS ANGELES (AP) – A variety special combines music, comedy and lots of celebrities with a serious goal: to help women regain entertainment industry jobs lost in the pandemic. CW’s “Women in Film Presents: Make it Work!” on Wednesday will feature prominent women in entertainment, sports and politics, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sheryl Crow, Rita Moreno, Jane Fonda, Alfre Woodard, Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger. The non-profit Women in Film, which advocates for parity in screen jobs, launched the Hire Her Back initiative in June to push for equitable hiring of women and people of color as the industry recovers from a coronavirus-forced shutdown.