Television

Nancy Pelosi To Guest Judge On RuPaul’s Drag Race

The Washington Post reports: She might be more familiar with democracy, but top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi is soon going to show her expertise on a certain kind of monarchy: The California congresswoman is slated to appear as a guest judge on RuPaul’s drag-queen competition show “Drag Race All Stars.” Yep, the former House speaker will be sizing up the ...

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White House Tell-All To Become TV Series

From the Hollywood Reporter: Michael Wolff’s controversial Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is coming to television. Endeavor Content — the financing and sales arm formed in October between sister companies William Morris Endeavor and IMG — has purchased film and television rights to the No. 1 best-selling book. The massive deal is said to be in the ...

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So There’s A Christian Version Of Netflix [VIDEO]

Via press release from Christian Newswire: PureFlix.com, the leader in faith and family streaming video, has the perfect antidote for the winter blues: the sunny, new sitcom “Malibu Dan-The Family Man.” “Our audience appreciates our commitment to clean content and the high production values of our original series,” said PureFlix.com CEO Greg Gudorf. “I’m thrilled to be starting the new ...

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2017 In Memoriam: Television, Movies, Music [VIDEO]

Variety reports: The world of TV had a rough year in 2017, with the death of the beloved Mary Tyler Moore hitting hard. TV’s Batman, Adam West, Jim Nabors of “Gomer Pyle,” Della Reese of “Touched by an Angel” and “The Partridge Family’s” David Cassidy were among other TV notables who died this year. It was a sad year for ...

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Actress Rose Marie Dies At Age 94

Variety reports: Rose Marie, best known for her role as Sally Rogers on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” who had a nine-decade career in show business, died Thursday in Van Nuys, Calif. She was 94. Publicist Harlan Boll confirmed her death. Rose Marie was Emmy nominated three times for her work on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” in which she ...

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Actor/Singer Jim Nabors Dies At Age 87

From the Hollywood Reporter: Jim Nabors, who starred as Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show and on his own sitcom before retiring the wide-eyed, countrified character at the height of his popularity, has died. He was 87. Nabors died early Thursday morning, Hawaii News Now reports. A native of Alabama, Nabors also recorded more than two dozen albums with ...

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70s Teen Idol David Cassidy Dies At Age 67

Variety reports: David Cassidy, pop culture idol of the 1970s, has died as a result of complications from dementia. The musician and actor was 67. His publicist JoAnn Geffen confirmed his death, with a statement from his family. “On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, ...

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TRAILER: Barbra: The Music, The Mem’ries, The Magic!

Via press release: With a career spanning six decades, Barbra Streisand is a legend of both stage and screen with a loyal, loving fanbase. In the Netflix film concert event she is joined by an exciting roster of special guests, including a special duet with Jamie Foxx, as she takes audiences on a journey of her life’s work, like a ...

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Hannity Bests Maddow In First Month At New Time Slot

Forbes reports: Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity went head-to-head with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, and it wasn’t even close. In October ratings released Wednesday by Nielsen, Hannity dominated cable news, finishing in first place with 3.2 million total viewers, well ahead of Maddow, who landed in third place overall with 2.5 million total viewers. Fox News’ Tucker Carlson took second place ...

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Disney Channel Show To Launch Gay Storyline

Paging you-know-who. Via GLAAD: The Disney Channel show “Andi Mack” will break new ground for the network during its second season premiere this Friday, October 27 at 8pm ET/PT when it introduces its first LGBTQ storyline. In the episode, Andi’s friend Cyrus lets Buffy know that he has a crush on the same boy Andi does. In the episode, Cyrus ...

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Emmy Winning Actor Robert Guillaume Dies At 89

Variety reports: Emmy Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume, best known as the title character in the TV sitcom “Benson,” died Tuesday. He was 89. His wife Donna Brown Guillaume told the Associated Press he died at their Los Angeles home of complications of prostate cancer. Guillaume often played acerbic, dry-witted, but ultimately lovable characters like the butler Benson Du Bois, which ...

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Glee Star Mark Salling Pleads Guilty To Child Porn

People Magazine reports: Actor Mark Salling has struck a plea deal in his child pornography case. The Glee star pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of child pornography involving a prepubescent minor and will be sentenced to four to seven years in prison, according to court documents. Federal investigators say they found more than 25,000 images and 600 videos depicting child ...

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American Horror Story: Cult Unveils Opening Credits

Variety reports: The opening credits for “American Horror Story,” which – in keeping with the anthology format of the show – change every season, always lay clues to the overall theme and mystery of that installment’s plot. For “American Horror Story: Cult,” the biggest hints to glean deal with how the recent political climate with come into play in the ...

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Discovery Buys HGTV Parent In $14.6B Deal

From the Hollywood Reporter: Discovery Communications and Scripps Networks Interactive have made it official, unveiling a $14.6 billion deal that will combine the two cable networks companies known mostly for non-scripted and lifestyle content. Discovery will acquire Scripps in the cash-and-stock deal, which the companies said would bring together two sets of strong brands, including networks popular with women, allow ...

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Coming Soon: Steve Bannon, The Television Bio-Series

Deadline reports: Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television, which has a high-profile Roger Ailes limited series in the works at Showtime, is taking on another controversial media titan, former Breitbart News topper Steve Bannon who is now President Donald Trump’s Chief Strategist. Blumhouse TV, run by co-presidents Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold, has acquired the rights to Joshua Green’s newly released Devil’s ...

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MSNBC Tops All Cable Networks For First Time

Via press release from MSNBC: For the first time in the network’s 21-year history, MSNBC finished the week as the most-watched cable network during weekday prime (M-F 8-11pm) in total viewers.  According to Nielsen, MSNBC ended the week of July 17-21 as the #1 cable network for all weekday prime, averaging 2.34 million viewers, ahead of FOX News at 2.25 ...

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Simpsons Producer Reveals Turning Down Trump

The Wrap reports: He may have won the White House, but Donald Trump apparently lost out on another coveted honor: voicing a character on “The Simpsons.” During the animated show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel on Saturday, a fan asked if the long-running Fox series has ever turned down a celebrity’s request to join the Springfield fray. After pausing for a ...

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TRAILER: American Horror Story, Season 7

Vulture reports: According to creator Ryan Murphy, season seven of American Horror Story (a.k.a. Cult) is inspired by the 2016 election. If we’re reading the season’s first trailer, which involves a creepy horde of clowns, correctly, the clowns are a metaphor for Trump voters? And the lone blue one is a Hillary voter? And the voices are the media? And ...

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Forbes Ranks Ellen At #2 On TV’s Top Earners List

The Associated Press reports: Here are some of the world’s top-earning TV entertainers in 2017, according to Forbes magazine. The annual earnings of these stars may include income from additional activities such as producing, non-TV performances, endorsements and merchandising. 1. Dr. Phil McGraw, $79 million (talk-show host, personality, producer). 2. Ellen DeGeneres, $77 million (talk-show host, personality, producer). 3. Jerry ...

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Game Of Thrones Season Premiere Crashes HBO

From the Hollywood Reporter: HBO’s website was no match for the White Walkers on Sunday night. The cable network’s main website, HBO.com, was down during the seventh-season premiere of Game of Thrones. People who attempted to go to the website were met with an error message saying there was a problem loading the page. But the website returned to working ...

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