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Legendary CBS Newsman Morley Safer Dies at 84

Legendary CBS Newsman Morley Safer Dies at 84

Just a week after retiring from 60 Minutes following 46 seasons reporting for the iconic news program, equally legendary newsman Morley Safer has passed away today at age 84, CBS announced. Safer reportedly died in his Manhattan home; no cause of death has been announced at this time. Safer had been in declining health when he announced his retirement. CBS broadcast a special hour dedicated to Safer just this past Sunday. “Morley was one of the most important journalists in any medium, ever,” said CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves. “He broke ground in war reporting and made a name that will … Continue reading

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Less commercials, more grit and Shakespeare: TNT 2016 Upfronts

TNT Shakespeare series Will

When TNT execs said they were going less procedural with their rebranding strategy earlier this year they weren’t kidding. While Rizzoli & Isles begins its final season starting June 6, what follows is an explosive lineup that will make any granny, hooked on TNT police procedural, blush. TNT announced to advertisers at Turner’s 2016 Upfronts their slate of original programming for next year, which includes an unconventional, hip and edgy, period drama on William Shakespeare titled — simply — Will. “The word is out before we have even premiered our first show: We’re reaching for something special — taking creative … Continue reading

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Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump: Together Again in FOX Special

Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump: Together Again in FOX Special

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has a recent antagonistic history with FOX News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly, stemming back to a confrontation at a GOP debate last August. Following Kelly’s tough questioning of the candidate, especially about his sexist comments regarding women, Trump responded with some horribly misogynistic comments about Kelly, then sat out another FOX News debate in January. By the time Trump appeared at another FOX debate in March, things were a little better between the two, if still icy. But it appears the two may have become on better terms, or least amenable enough with each other … Continue reading

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TLC Star Jazz Jennings Offers Reaction to Obama Administration’s Support of Transgender Youth

TLC Star Jazz Jennings Offers Reaction to Obama Administration's Support of Transgender Youth

The past few months, and seemingly out of nowhere, states like North Carolina in particular have stirred up outrage over their laws regarding transgender bathroom use. This week, the Obama Administration weighed in on transgender bathroom usage in public schools, and colleges and universities that accept federal funds. The Departments of Justice and Education sent a joint letter to schools, directing them to provide access to suitable facilities, like bathrooms and locker rooms, that match their chosen gender identity. Jazz Jennings, the high-profile transgender youth advocate who appears in TLC’s reality series I Am Jazz, offered a personal response yesterday via … Continue reading

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For President Obama’s Last White House Correspondents Dinner, Let’s Look Back at His Epic Trump Takedown From 2011

For President Obama's Last White House Correspondents Dinner, Let's Look Back at His Epic Trump Takedown From 2011

The 2016 White House Correspondents dinner, taking place April 30 (you can catch live coverage, including arrivals, beginning at 6pm ET on C-SPAN) represents President Barack Obama’s eighth and final appearance at the dinner. During the course of the past eight years, a number of hilarious headliners have hosted the event, from Wanda Sykes and Conan O’Brien to Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel, with Comedy Central’s Larry Wilmore hosting this year. But many of them have been overshadowed in entertainment value by the president himself, whose charisma and comic timing have made for some memorable moments at the dinner, and … Continue reading

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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

Prince tribute O2

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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