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Weekend: Charlize Theron; Lilly Wachowski & Abby McEnany's 'Work In Progress'; Jad Abumrad on Dolly and more...




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Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie in "Bombshell". Lionsgate
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CHARLIZE THERON IS IN CHARGE WITH "BOMBSHELL"

Charlize Theron talks with John Horn about why she wanted to produce and star in the movie “Bombshell" about the unlikely feminist heroes at Fox News who took down Roger Ailes. This week the ensemble which includes Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie got a SAG nomination– that guild's equivalent of the Best Picture category. Charlize Theron tells John that she didn't see any similarities between her a Megyn Kelly at first (that's who she plays in the film) but through the research she found that Kelly's experience in TV news wasn't so different from Theron's in Hollywood.

SAG AWARDS ANALYZED

Awards season is in full swing, John Horn breaks down what the Screen Actors Guild nominations mean to the overall race and possible Oscar nods with the New York Times’ writer Kyle Buchanan.

PUTTING TRANS + GENDER NON-CONFORMING STORIES ON TV

The new Showtime series “Work in Progress” is about a gender non-conforming woman played by Abby McEnany and produced by Lilly Wachowski. The two talk with John Horn about finding the comedy in a painful story. By the way, at Sundance earlier this year we talked with Abby as she was shopping around the pilot with Julia Sweeney (former SNL cast member) who plays a key role in the show – and in Abby's life.

MEET THE INDIE AUSSIE DUO "GOOD MORNING"

The indie band “Good Morning” hails from Australia but has found a huge fanbase on the west coast of the U.S. thanks to Spotify.

MATTHEW BOURNE'S "SWAN LAKE" EMBRACED BY L.A.

British choreographer Matthew Bourne shocked the ballet world in 1995 with his male swans in “Swan Lake”. Nearly 25 years later his production – now on stage in Los Angeles– continues to be  subversive even as it’s become a go-to family holiday event. Bourne talks with John Horn about the enduring power of this production.

The show is at The Ahmanson Theatre until January 5, 2020.

MAKING "DOLLY PARTON'S AMERICA"

Public radio darling Jad Abumrad (Radio Lab) makes the case for Dolly Parton being regarded as one of America’s foremost songwriters– and one of the country's great unifiers –with his new podcast, "Dolly Parton's America."

100 YEARS OF SUNSET STUDIOS

For 100 years– from “I Love Lucy” to “Judge Judy”– Sunset Studios has been a go-to production facility in Hollywood. Now it’s home to Netflix and even as it rents out space to other non-Netflix productions. Frame contributor Marcos Najera explores the history and future of this legendary place.