The actress plays the smart, tough Secretary of State Elaine Barrish on the new USA miniseries Political Animals. It's another strong female role for Weaver, who has starred in films like Alien, Ghostbusters and Gorillas in the Mist.
More than a decade after Seinfeld, the comedian is making a move to even smaller screens. His new webseries, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, premieres Thursday. NPR's Mandalit del Barco looks at this latest stage in Jerry Seinfeld's career.
How do you bake that perfect, mouthwatering pie when you can't even see how the crust and glaze are coming along? Vietnamese-American grad student Christine Ha has found a way. She is the first legally blind contestant on the reality TV show MasterChef. She's even impressing Gordon Ramsay, the notoriously brutal chef and judge. Christine Ha tells host Michel Martin how she does it all.
On reality television, there's a tried-and-true formula for becoming a breakout star: ego and anger plus backstabbing and some sex. But commentator Eric Deggans says it is possible to turn reality stardom into a media empire by being nice.
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