The Wire star Sonja Sohn has been arrested for drug possession.It’s been reported that the actor, who played Shakima ”Kima” Greggs in the HBO series, was arrested in North Carolina on Sunday for possession of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.According to TMZ, the marijuana and paraphernalia charges will be booked as misdemeanours but the cocaine charge could be a felony.Sohn is said to have posted bail set at $1,500 and authorities say she’ll be arraigned on Tuesday.The actor’s most recent role is Laverne on US series The Chi, which was created by Master of None star Lena Waithe.Controversy struck production of the Chi in recent months when Sohn’s co-star Jason Mitchell (Mudbound, Detroit) was dropped from the show due to multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.Sohn appeared in all five seasons of The Wire, which came to an end in 2008.
David Simon returned from his Twitter suspension with a fury on Friday, calling out CEO Jack Dorsey for what he sees as the platform’s hypocrisy in how it deals with trolls. The sum total of my crime against Twitter,” tweeted the creator of HBO series “The Wire,” “Treme” and “The Deuce,” in a lengthy thread (which you can read below). Simon wrote on his personal website two weeks ago that he was suspended from the platform for telling Twitter trolls to drop dead, or as he put it: “Slander is cool, brutality is acceptable.
Actor Reg E. Cathey, who played Freddy on “House of Cards” and appeared in “The Wire,” has died. He was 59. Known for his distinctive baritone voice, Reginald Eugene Cathey began acting in 1984 in a television movie called “A Doctor’s Story.” He guest starred on numerous television shows, playing Norman Wilson in seasons four […]
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TV viewers with hearing problems use closed captioning all the time, of course. But have a conversation with those who don’t medically require the aid, and you might be surprised to discover they still employ it — at least while watching certain shows (we’re looking at you, Tom Hardy’s Taboo).Related: 'Taboo' Co-creator Steven Knight Previews Tom Hardy's New FX Drama and a Break From Convention Here are 10 series we turn the closed captioning on for, for various reasons (accents, speed of dialogue, heavy plot exposition, simply to help us stay awake). When do you find yourself using it? Tell us in the comments.Related: Ken Tucker Reviews ‘Taboo’: Tom Hardy is ScaryTaboo airs Tuesday at 10 p.m. on FX.
A television critic for more than 40 years, he knows that it was the 1950s and early ’60s that were considered the “Golden Age of Television,” ushering in the first wave of great live dramas and groundbreaking comedy series ranging from Sid Caesar’s revolutionary sketch show Your Show of Shows and, yes, I Love Lucy. The author says his title “plays off the recording-industry standards awarding platinum records to indicate sales even higher than those of gold record sales winners,” and he sets the date for the platinum era as commencing in 1999: “the eve of the new century,” Bianculli writes, “when television gave us one of the last great dramas on broadcast TV, NBC’s The West Wing, as well as one of the first great cable dramas, HBO’s The Sopranos.” In other words, Bianculli implies that as broadcast quality was dimming, cable (and later streaming) would commence a new era of excellence and innovation.
In honor of National Sandwich Day, we rank 15 of TV's most important sandwiches — from Homer's 10-Foot Hoagie to Colbert's Möbius Melt — in order of deliciousness. This is a completely scientific ranking, so please forward all complaints to the International Sandwich Commission, which is in charge of this sort of thing.
In Flaked, Will Arnett plays a guy who hasn’t exactly lived up to his early promise: Unshaven in Venice, California, Arnett’s Chip bicycles to work in a storefront where he makes three-legged stools. Created by Arnett and Mark Chappell, who co-wrote all the episodes, Flaked premieres on Netflix on Friday, and it has a way more laid-back vibe than Arnett’s other two Netflix showcases, the antic cartoon Bojack Horseman and the saved-from-cancellation Arrested Development (that show’s creator, Mitchell Hurwitz, is a co-producer of Flaked). Chip lives across from his buddy Dennis (David Sullivan) and the two of them are attracted to a new girl in town, London (Ruth Kearney)—this, despite the fact that Chip is involved with Kara (Lina Esco), a musician he met in AA.
[Note: An earlier version of this article was published on Aug. 5, 2015] If you’re lucky, you’ll have at least one — and hopefully more — teachers who will leave an indelible mark on your life as you move through school. And hey, some of them might even be fictional.Television is a prime source of inspirational classroom figures, educators that impart crucial knowledge about English, History, and even Physical Education, not to mention general life lessons. Joining their ranks this week are the crew of female educators featured on TV Land’s new comedy, Teachers, executive produced by Alison Brie–who knows a thing or two about the importance of education after spending six seasons at Greendale Community College. To inspire these teachers in their own quest to inspire young minds (and become contestants on The Bachelor), we’ve assembled a list of 12 of our favorite TV teachers. Pay attention: class is now in session.Teachers premieres Jan. 13 at 11 p.m. on TV Land
If The Wire alum Isiah Whitlock, Jr. ever decides to focus on a side hustle, “marketing genius” might be his new title. The actor, who recently introduced a talking bobblehead of his popular Wire politician Clay Davis via Kickstarter, has campaigned his figure all the way to the White House. Whitlock, whose project was fully funded on Kickstarter in less than a day, has teamed with his Veep co-star Anna Chlumsky for a new House of Bobbleheads video in which the duo play off their roles in the HBO political comedy to concoct a plan to market the sheeeeeeeeeee-it-talking bobblehead.
This, officially, is the coolest thing to happen in the land of The Wire since that talking Clay Davis bobblehead became a reality via Kickstarter: Barack Obama, POTUS and proud fan of The Wire, invited series creator David Simon to the White House to chat with him about criminal justice reform. Lest you think this was just the President’s attempt to get Simon in the House to geek out about the HBO drama, not so.