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What to stream: Everything to know about Peacock’s reality sensation ‘The Traitors’

“Are you watching ‘The Traitors’?” – it’s the question everyone seems to be asking each other this winter, as Season 2 of the reality competition show on Peacock has gripped audiences every Thursday night. The first season of “The Traitors,” set in a Scottish castle and hosted flamboyantly by actor Alan Cumming, aired last year, and while it was a bit of a sensation, it didn’t capture audiences the way the second season has. In fact, “The Traitors” Season 2 had the biggest debut for an original reality series on Peacock, likely due to the word-of-mouth buzz from the first season, as well as the all-star cast of infamous reality TV personalities.

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What to stream: Get ensnared in the films of ‘Madame Web’ star Dakota Johnson

With her latest film, actress Dakota Johnson adds superhero to her extensive, and often eccentric resume. The actress, the daughter of “Working Girl” Melanie Griffith and “Miami Vice” Don Johnson (stepdaughter of “Zorro” Antonio Banderas) and the granddaughter of iconic Hitchcock blonde Tippi Hedren (“The Birds,” “Marnie”) knows Hollywood, and she’s made a wide array of interesting and outre choices in her career. So let’s run down the best of Dakota Johnson in advance of her “Madame Web” debut.
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These grandmas are going to the Oscars

After he moved back home to the Bay Area in 2021, weighing a move to Los Angeles amid the pandemic, filmmaker Sean Wang would often spend time with his two grandmothers. Yi Yan Fuei, his 96-year-old Nai Nai (paternal grandmother), and Chang Li Hua, his 86-year-old Wài Pó (maternal grandmother), live in the same house together, and Wang quickly began to observe two versions of them. There they were, enmeshed in the quiet rhythms of their daily lives – folding laundry, peeling fruit, napping in their shared bed. Then, Wang, 29, would intrude, coaxing out their playful sides: receiving a slap on the butt or spurring a dance session.
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New ‘Peanuts’ special rewrites Franklin’s origin story to address racist past

More than 50 years after being introduced, the first Black “Peanuts” character will get his proper due in a new streaming special on Apple TV+. Premiering Feb. 16, “Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin” will explore the origin story of beloved character Franklin Armstrong, who was first introduced to prime-time viewers in 1973’s “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.” 
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What to stream: Binoche films to satisfy any Valentine’s Day taste

With “The Taste of Things” in theaters as an ideal Valentine’s Day movie date option, the only things to stream should be the best films of star Juliette Binoche, an Academy Award-winning icon whose streaming filmography should have a Valentine’s Day option for everyone, no matter the mood. For the more traditional romantic option, the best bet is “Chocolat” the 2000 film directed by Lasse ...
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What to stream: Mad about Mikkelsen? Where to find Danish actor’s best films

With Mads Mikkelsen and Nikolaj Arcel’s latest collaboration “The Promised Land” in theaters this week, it seems a good a time as any to take a spin through the distinctive Danish star’s illustrious career, which has moved seamlessly back and forth between his native country and more global Hollywood films, and features longstanding collaborations with many of Denmark’s finest auteurs. The ...
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How ‘Masters of the Air’ tells the stories of real-life WWII bomber crews

In June 1943, 36 B-17 Flying Fortress bombers in the U.S. Army Air Force 100th Bombardment Group arrived at an airbase in England, each with a flight crew of 10 men, all of them there to battle Nazi Germany in World War II. Four months later, 34 of the 36 Flying Fortresses had been shot down, giving the group its nickname: The Bloody 100th. If that sounds like a compelling story to you, well, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks thought so, too.
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Charles Osgood, former host of ‘CBS Sunday Morning,’ dies at 91

Charles Osgood, the bow-tie-wearing former host of "CBS Sunday Morning" and a fixture for decades on network radio, died Tuesday at his home in New Jersey, CBS News reported. He was 91. Osgood had been suffering from dementia, according to a CBS News representative.  
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A Chuck E. Cheese game show is coming

Chuck E. Cheese’s is a place where “a kid can be a kid,” and soon, it’ll be a place where adults can relive their childhoods in a new competition game show.