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‘Shogun’ Season 1, Episodes 1 & 2 Recap

When an English ship pilot lands in feudal 1600s Japan, five lords must decide whether he’s an enemy or a useful pawn in their quest for power.

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Jon Stewart Takes on ‘Something Light’: Israel and Gaza

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. Here are the 50 best movies on Netflix right now. Something Light For his third time back behind the desk of “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart said things would be different from the first …

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Biden Tries to Turn the Tables on Trump: ‘He’s About as Old as I Am’

President Biden has come up with a new defense against claims that he is too old to run for another term: At least he knows who his wife is — as opposed to “the other guy.” As he expands his efforts to reassure voters that he is fit for another four years, Mr. Biden took a turn on the talk …

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Chris Gauthier, ‘Once Upon a Time’ and ‘Eureka’ Actor, Dies at 48

Chris Gauthier, a prolific actor known for his roles in the television shows “Once Upon a Time” and “Eureka,” died on Friday. He was 48. Tristar Appearances/Event Horizon Talent, which represented Mr. Gauthier, said in a statement that he died “after a brief illness.” His representatives did not say where he died. Mr. Gauthier had roles in more than 20 …

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‘Shogun’ Review: Rediscovering Japan – The New York Times

The new FX mini-series “Shogun” is getting a lot of credit simply for not being “Shogun,” the 1980 NBC mini-series also adapted from James Clavell’s best-selling novel about the last days of feudal Japan. But the new show stands and falls on the same terms as the old show: its success as an epic costumed soap opera. You can correct …

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‘Where Is Wendy Williams?’: 5 Takeaways From the Documentary

At one point during the documentary, her manager, Will Selby, came into her bedroom, held up an empty vodka bottle and asked, “Did you drink this all today?” Williams initially answered, “Yes,” but then quickly said “No.” At several points in the documentary, camera crews showed up to her house, but Williams was too hung over or drunk to film, …

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In ‘The Regime,’ Kate Winslet Gets to Have a Little Fun

Chancellor Elena Vernham would like you to know she is “very much not ridiculous.” She would never serve salmon at an official event. (That would be “meek.”) The fictional character, portrayed by Kate Winslet in the darkly funny new HBO limited series “The Regime,” is a neurotic autocrat losing her grip on her country. A title card early on in …

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Jon Stewart Returns to ‘The Daily Shows’ and Calls Out Tucker Carlson

When it was announced that Jon Stewart was returning to “The Daily Show” every Monday, there was some understandable skepticism. His track record since leaving the program in 2015 has been spotty at best, including an HBO project that never aired and another on Apple TV+ that didn’t gain traction. And yet, two weeks into his stint, Stewart has already …

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‘Abbott Elementary’ Teaches Reading, Writing and Roll Camera

Willis Kwakye has attended the same school since 2021. He’s 13 now, an eighth grader, a veteran, someone who knows his way around the classrooms and the cafeteria. And sometimes, when he’s in his uniform with a math worksheet in front of him, “I can even think it’s real school for a little bit,” he said. His classmate Arianna White, …

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Shane Gillis Mentions His Firing in 2019 in His ‘SNL’ Monologue

Finally given the opportunity to take the stage at NBC’s Studio 8H, the comedian Shane Gillis did not say much about how he’d been fired as a cast member from “Saturday Night Live” before appearing in a single episode. Instead, Gillis, who has since gone on to become a popular standup and podcaster, delivered an opening monologue that perhaps suggested …

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