Is Jason Sudeikis Actually Like Ted Lasso?

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Jason Sudeikis in Ted Lasso

Jason Sudeikis (pictured above) is the August cover star for GQ. In the accompanying feature, he reflects on “landing like an Avenger” following upset in his personal life and his time on SNL. He also reveals how his castmates think he is similar to Ted Lasso.

After a while, every time he tried to wave off Ted, fellow castmates or old friends of his would correct him to say: “No.” They’d say: “No, that is you. That is you. That’s not the best version of you.” It’s not you on mushrooms, it’s not you hanging off a boat, it’s just…you. One of Sudeikis’s friends, Marcus Mumford, who composed the music for the show, told me, “He is quite like Ted in lots of ways. He has a sort of burning optimism, but also a vulnerability, about him that I really admire.” Hearing people say this, over and over again, Sudeikis said, “brought me to a very emotional space where, you know, a healthy dose of self-love was allowed to expand through my being and made me…”

How to Draw Yourself as a Peanuts Character

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In a new video, The Snoopy Show storyboard artist Krista Porter and Anthony from Today at Apple provide a guide on how to draw yourself as a Peanuts character. To follow along, viewers need an iPad or iPhone and the Pages app, with the Apple Pencil optional. Share your efforts in the comments below!

Jon Stewart Apple TV+ Show to Shoot in Front of Vaccinated Live Audience

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Jon Stewart with Emmy Awards

Jon Stewart’s return is set to be filmed in front of a live audience. Episodes of the Apple TV+ series will be recorded in New York on July 14 and 16, Deadline reported.

It is the latest “late-night” show to shoot in front of an audience after the likes of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel Live! brought back audiences. The Apple TV+ series will require attendees to be fully vaccinated, provide an official vaccination card and complete a wellness screening prior to entering. Audiences and crew members will be required to wear masks at all times. The show, which launches this fall, is a one-hour current affairs format with a single issue topic explored in each episode.

Apple TV+: First Look at 'Schmigadoon!'

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In a new video, the cast and crew of Schmigadoon! provide a glimpse of the forthcoming show. The series is a parody of iconic musicals starring Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key. The first three episodes land Friday.

Apple TV+ Signs Overall Deal With ‘Lovecraft Country’ Creator Misha Green

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Misha Green

Misha Green, creator of Lovecraft Country signed an overall deal with Apple last week. She will develop projects for TV+, reported Variety.

Green is also known for co-creating and executive producing the WGN America series “Underground,” on which she was also co-showrunner. The critically-acclaimed series followed men and women in pre-Civil War America who fought for their freedom on the Underground Railroad. Jurnee Smollett-Bell collaborated with Green on both “Underground” and “Lovecraft Country.” The deal with Apple reunites her with Apple’s heads of worldwide video Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, who previously ran “Underground” producer Sony Pictures Television, as well as Apple’s head of programming Matt Cherniss, who was president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios.

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Learning the Ted Lasso Way

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Fair to say Ted Lasso has had an impact… In a new video, the stars of the Apple TV+ hit discuss how people have responded to both the show and its title character. Season two premiers on July 23rd.

Apple TV+: Lyric Video for ‘Why Bother’ From ‘Central Park’

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The latest Central Park lyric video, released over the long Independence Day weekend, is for the song ‘Why Bother?’ It is performed by Leslie Odom Jr., Josh Gad, Stanley Tucci, Rory O’Malley, Daveed Diggs, Kieth David, and Janelle James.

Let's Get Physical — Media+

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Kelly Guimont and Dave Hamilton pull on their spandex and join host Charlotte Henry to unpack Apple TV+ show ‘Physical’. They discuss how the show reflects life in the 1970s and ’80s, and whether or not they care about what happens to the characters.

Lisey's Story on Apple TV+: How Boo'ya Moon Was Created

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Taking something from the mind, and page, of Stephen King to the screen is no small feat. In a recently released clip, production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas, Director of Photography Darius Khondji, and director Pablo Larrain describe how they did it for the Apple TV+ adaptation of Lisey’s Story.

Apple TV: The 'Trying' Guide to Life

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Whatever stage someone is at, we could all do with a guide to life sometimes. Luckily, the cast of Apple TV+ comedy Trying offers some advice and explains how their characters are navigating the ups and downs. Season two of the show is available to subscribers now.