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Documentary

Sleepless In America — NGC Reveals why the “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” mentality can kill you

Did you know that at this very moment there exists a single, enormously effective weight loss aid, chronic disease fighter, mental health booster and student achievement enhancer — and it’s available to everyone and free for the taking? All you have to do to reap these benefits is get eight hours of uninterrupted shut-eye. You just groaned, didn’t you? We humans are the only species that willfully deny ourselves sleep and — cellphones, remotes and tablets in hand and in bed — Americans are experts at it. Forty percent of the nation’s adults and a whopping 70 percent of its […]

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Magazine Archive

Fallen Star: Lifetime’s long-awaited Aaliyah biopic premieres Saturday

Aaliyah Haughton — better known as Aaliyah — was the multitalented Brooklyn native who paved the way for superstars like Beyoncé and Rihanna. By the time she boarded a chartered aircraft back to the U.S. after a 2001 Bahamian video shoot, the 22-year-old stunner was a platinum-selling recording artist beginning to make a splash in feature films. And when the dual-engine plane plummeted to the ground shortly after takeoff, killing everyone aboard, one of entertainment’s most promising stars was extinguished. Now Lifetime will chronicle Aaliyah’s journey — from her debut on Star Search at age 10 through the personal and […]

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Drama

Katherine Heigl calls her “State of Affairs” role “off the rails”

Ah, there’s nothing quite like coming home to relax after a hard day of work in Kabul, Afghanistan. “I finished work early today,” Katherine Heigl says. “I can sit down and watch TV because my kids are at school and my husband is off working, so I finally have a quiet house.” Kabul, in this case, is a film set in Santa Clarita, Calif., where Heigl is shooting flashback scenes for her new NBC political thriller State of Affairs (Mondays at 10pm ET/PT beginning Nov. 17) from executive producer/director Joe Carnahan (The Blacklist). Heigl stars as Charleston “Charlie” Tucker, a […]

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Interview

Interview: Sue Aikens of NGC’s Life Below Zero: The Thaw

The next time you complain about the price of milk at your local market — or having to dash there to get it — consider what Life Below Zero star Sue Aikens endures to provide the grocery staple to the hunters, scientists and other outdoor enthusiasts she hosts at her “unique and twisted bed-and-breakfast,” Kavik River Camp, 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle. “As a business, I have to have everything for the people that stay there be store-bought, brought-in, authorized and cleared foods,” Aikens explains. “So I have to plan for maybe 50 people a day. How much […]

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Comedy

HBO’s The Comeback: Valerie Cherish returns — and this time, she WILL be heard

Call it TV’s comeback of the decade — because 10 years is nearly how long HBO’s rule-breaking series The Comeback has taken to return to the network for its much-discussed second season. In the summer of 2005, former Friends star Lisa Kudrow, her producing partner Dan Bucatinsky and Sex and the City’s Michael Patrick King debuted the 13-episode, dual-camera series, which starred Kudrow as fading actress Valerie Cherish, who allows a reality TV crew to capture her humbling return to the small screen in a hormonal teen sitcom. Critical acclaim — and three Emmy nominations — followed. So did cancellation. […]