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Retro TV Road Trip: 15 Vacation Stops For TV Lovers

Summer’s long days are perfect for exploring somewhere new, and we suggest a road trip inspired by some of our favorite television classics. Whether you’re in search of statuesque homages to TV heroes, or just famous TV homes, set a course for this trip down TV memory lane. Samantha Stephens Statue Lappin Park, Salem, Mass. Bewitched star Elizabeth Montgomery atop a broomstick is a captivating sight, but the residents of Salem, Mass., weren’t initially thrilled with a statue that highlighted the town’s witch-hunting past. Besides, Samantha, Darrin and Tabitha lived in Connecticut, not Massachusetts! The Cheers Bar 84 Beacon St., […]

Daytime Divas
Drama

Daytime Divas: Vanessa Williams Reigns As The Queen Of Talk TV

VH1’s new scripted drama Daytime Divas offers a juicy look at the on-camera and behind-the-scenes exploits of a popular TV talk show. In front of their adoring fans, the five talented cohosts of The Lunch Hour are all smiles and sisterhood, but once the cameras turn off, the claws come out as scandal, secrets and jealousy unfold into TV’s tastiest guilty pleasure. The series is inspired by former The View panelist Star Jones’ delicious bestseller, Satan’s Sisters: A Novel Work of Fiction. Jones also serves as a Daytime Divas executive producer and promises to pop up in the production as […]

Niecy Nash in Claws
Comedy

Claws: Niecy Nash Is Tough As Nails In This Wickedly Dark Dramedy

It’s a sunny afternoon in Pasadena and a blinding glare is cast across a closed hotel bar, making it hard to see the entourage approaching. Niecy Nash struts purposely across the dimly lit room. She extends her exquisitely manicured hand — her nails are a bedazzled work of art — and greets me. “It’s pressure now,” Nash says of her nails, which I’m enamored with. “You can’t be on a TV show called Claws and have your manicure looking raggedy.” Her smile radiates confidence, as she knows she’s landed the Walter White-like role of her career. Nash plays Desna, the […]

If You're Not in the Obit Eat Breakfast
Documentary

HBO’s ‘If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast’: We Talk With Carl Reiner!

Carl Reiner is 95. I’m 51. I forget everything, including most appointments, where I put my purse and how to brush my teeth. Reiner — the Bronx-born comedy legend responsible for a lifetime of laughs, including The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Jerk and, well, his comic-genius son Rob — remembers everything. As we chat about If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast, HBO’s delicious homage to aging with grace and a large dose of humor, Reiner treats me to a bit from his and longtime bestie Mel Brooks’ iconic 2000 Year Old Man, then the theme song to […]