Actor James Michael Tyler, pictured at the Central Perk pop-up celebrating the 20th anniversary of Friends in September 2014 in New York City, has died at age 59.
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The Bonanza Creek Film Ranch is seen in Santa Fe, N.M., on Saturday, where an assistant director unwittingly handed Alec Baldwin a loaded weapon moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer.
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Sam chats with NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson about why dysfunction in the Democratic Party is putting the big "Build Back Better" spending bill in Congressional limbo. Plus, The New Yorker staff writer Doreen St. Felix on Succession, representations of class on TV, and why the plethora of shows about white people being terrible (Succession, The White Lotus, The Undoing, Nine Perfect Strangers, Hacks ... you get the idea) are so addictive. Then, they are joined by The New York Times metro reporter Jazmine Hughes for a game of Who Said That?
Oscar Isaac, shown here at the 2020 Academy Awards, credits his father with introducing him to acting: "I started making movies with his camcorder."
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The character Ali Abdul (portrayed by actor Anupam Tripathi) is a Pakistani migrant worker in South Korea whose boss hasn't paid him in months. Ali joins a secret competition called Squid Game to earn money for his family.