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P&G Releases “Strong” Mom-themed Olympic Commercial (VIDEO)

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It’s 100 days until the start of the Olympic games in Rio, and while organizers put finishing touches on the city and its venues, advertisers have already started releasing their Olympic-themed commercials. One of the Olympic traditions that I always enjoy is Procter & Gamble’s emotional ads under its “Thanks Mom” campaign. But this year, the first commercial that it has released touts a slightly edgier message, but pulls at your heartstrings, nonetheless. In the newly released ad “Strong,” the company again pays homage to the moms behind the athletes, but recognizes them more than a carpool driver, laundry washer and fixer … Continue reading

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Full schedule of TV tributes to Prince

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Music fans lost a legend on Thursday, April 21. Prince Rogers Nelson died in Minnesota at age 57. Over four decades, Prince earned 40 Billboard Hot 100 Hits and seven Grammy wins, a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Original Score for Purple Rain. There are going to be a lot of tributes on TV for “The Purple One” this weekend. Below is a list of programming announced so far. Please check back for updates. MONDAY, APRIL 25 Happy Feet at 2:10pmET/PT on HBO Family Prince wrote, produced and performed  “The Song Of The Heart.” He also wrote “Kiss.” … Continue reading

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Remembering Chyna: Channel Guide’s 2001 Joanie Laurer interview

Remembering Chyna: Channel Guide's 2001 Joanie Laurer interview

Shocked wrestling fans around the globe are mourning the loss of former WWE superstar Joanie “Chyna” Laurer, who passed away yesterday at the age of 46. And though I no longer know my WWE from my TNA, and couldn’t tell you when Raw stopped being War, you can count me among them. • RELATED: Remembering Chyna: Joanie Laurer Was the WWE’s Troubled Pioneer Back in early 2001, I was a fledgling wrestling fan — mostly because I was hopelessly in love with a major wrestling aficionado (who would become my husband years later) and if I had to spend a couple of hours … Continue reading

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Ahead of New York primary, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton debate on CNN

Ahead of New York primary, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton debate on CNN

As we head toward the important New York primary next Tuesday, Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will face-off in a Brooklyn debate. Both candidates have roots in New York State, and things have been getting testy recently among the candidates and their supporters, so it should be interesting viewing. The debate, which takes place at the Duggal Greenhouse on the Brooklyn Navy Yard, will begin at 9pm ET on CNN. Wolf Blitzer will moderate, with CNN’s Dana Bash and NY1’s Errol Louis, who is also a CNN political commentator, joining as questioners. The CNN Democratic Debate between … Continue reading

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Soderbergh’s new “The Girlfriend Experience” debuts tonight

Soderbergh's new "The Girlfriend Experience" debuts tonight

Starz’s new steamy thinker The Girlfriend Experience is a reimagining of executive producer Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 film of the same name. The half-hour series stars the daring and beautiful Riley Keough (a.k.a. Elvis’ 26-year-old granddaughter) as Christine Reade, a second-year law student who is drawn into the world of a GFE (a girlfriend experience) or, more simply, a girl for hire who serves the needs of whatever her high-paying clients desire (sex or no sex). Keough describes her character as being somewhat void of emotion. “She’s not into intellectualizing her emotions, as she doesn’t really care about a lot of … Continue reading

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12-hour Esquire special revisits the O.J. Simpson murder trial using archival press and courtroom footage

12-hour Esquire special revisits the O.J. Simpson murder trial using archival press and courtroom footage

Thanks to the recent 20th anniversary of the trial and its verdict, and, particularly, given the current FX series American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson, there has been renewed interest in the so-called “trial of the century” — in which former football star O.J. Simpson was accused and eventually acquitted of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman — and its outcome, events that captivated the nation back in 1994-95. If you’re old enough, you may recall all the press reports, and the courtroom drama that played out over the early days of Court TV (which … Continue reading

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HBO debuts Body Team 12, Ebola trilogy tonight

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“We’ve moved away from calling it a treatment center, because little treatment is available,” says Dr. Javid Abdelmoniem, one of the unsung heroes of the 2014 West African Ebola pandemic who is spotlighted in tonight’s HBO documentary short Ebola: The Doctors’ Story. The film is part of the network’s trilogy of short films offering an multi-perspective examination of the outbreak that devastated Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia — and terrified the world — which premieres tonight at 9/8CT.   Ebola: The Doctors’ Story, Body Team 12 (a 2016 Oscar nominee) and Orphans of Ebola chronicle the devastating health crisis over an 8-month timeframe, telling the stories of  the doctors, response … Continue reading

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When are this week’s Democratic and Republican debates?

When are this week's Democratic and Republican debates?

In the wake of yesterday’s big primary results — particularly in Michigan, where Donald Trump won on the Republican side, and Sen. Bernie Sanders pulled off an upset win over Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side — the presidential candidates from both sides will immediately take part in more debates this week, leading into next Tuesday’s big primary elections, which will feature big states like Florida, Illinois, North Carolina and Ohio. The Democratic candidates for president, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, will take part in the Univision Democratic debate on March 9, beginning at 9pm ET. It will be held … Continue reading

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Gold Rush’s Parker Schnabel: “It was the best thing I ever did”

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Gold Rush’s Parker Schnabel has a lot to celebrate this season. As we grab our Miller Lites and prepare to park ourselves on the couch for the three-hour season finale event of Gold Rush (beginning tonight at 8pmET/7pmCT), there are a few things we tried to get answers on from the 21-year-old mining master himself. We got 10 minutes with Gold Rush’s Parker Schnabel who gave us the real dirt on things like his relationship with Todd Hoffman, his respect for Rick Ness and how he enjoyed the offseason (yeah, we’re jealous!). The evening begins with The Dirt at 8pmET/7pmCT. … Continue reading

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John Oliver takes a giant Drumpf on Donald Trump in latest “Last Week Tonight” clip

John Oliver takes a giant Drumpf on Donald Trump in latest "Last Week Tonight" clip

In a much more funny, generally more mature and cerebral take than the approach taken by those who would accuse Donald Trump of peeing his pants, or of basically having a small penis, John Oliver, in his imitable fashion, finally tackled The Donald after purposely avoiding him on his HBO show, Last Week Tonight. In case you didn’t see Oliver’s takedown of the man he compares to a back mole — something you might ignore until it becomes so big, scary-looking and out of control that you must deal with it — last night because you were watching the Oscars, it’s worth … Continue reading

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