Tag Archives: television

NBC Announces Return Of Will & Grace [VIDEO]


Deadline reports: The Emmy-winning Will & Grace is returning to NBC. After months of complex and difficult negotiations, the network has closed a deal for a new 10-episode limited installment of the hit series, to air during the 2017-18 season. NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke made the announcement at the top of NBC’s TCA presentation. The new, ninth season of ...

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BRITAIN: BBC Comedy Show Spawns Social Media Storm With Real Housewives Of ISIS Sketch [VIDEO]


From the Hollywood Reporter: Joking about the Islamic State can be a dangerous matter. A BBC comedy show featuring a sketch called “The Real Housewives of ISIS” has come under fire for trivializing the very real issue of Jihadi brides. The sketch, lampooning the Real Housewives TV series and posted online Tuesday to promote the show Revolting, features four British ...

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REPORT: Fox News Offered Megyn Kelly $100M To Stay


Mediaite reports: Mediaite has learned that Fox News offered Megyn Kelly even more than has generally been reported, a whopping $100 million package to stay put at the network and continue hosting her highly-rated prime time cable news show. A source close to Kelly says the offer, which included $25 million per year for four years, came directly from Lachlan ...

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One Million Moms: We Killed TV Land’s Impastor


It only took them two years to get a low-rated show canceled! Praise White Jesus! Via email: Dear Joe, Victory! “Impastor” has officially been cancelled after only two seasons. 1MM asked TV Land network to cancel this sacrilegious and sex-filled program and followed with an email campaign urging sponsors to pull their support. Public outcry and lack of advertisers played ...

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A&E Cancels Ku Klux Klan Reality Show


Salon reports: Following a social media uproar and a name change, A&E announced that it is no longer moving forward with “Escaping the KKK.” In a statement released on Saturday, the cable channel explained that it learned from the documentary series’ third-party producers that certain participants received cash payments, characterized as “nominal,” in order to facilitate access. “While we stand ...

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Zsa Zsa Gabor Dies At Age 99


The New York Daily News reports: Zsa Zsa Gabor, a Hollywood icon who personified the joy of glorious, unapologetic celebrity, has died. She was 99. The Hungarian-American actress and socialite passed away on Sunday after suffering a heart attack, TMZ reports. Her publicist Ed Lozzi confirmed to multiple outlets that she died in her Los Angeles home. She survived a ...

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Actor Alan Thicke Dies At Age 69


CNN reports: Alan Thicke, the beloved TV actor who epitomized the role of the sitcom dad, died Tuesday at age 69, his agent told CNN. “Today the world lost an amazing talent,” said Tracy Mapes with Imperium 7 Talent Agency. She did not provide details regarding the cause of death. Thicke’s ex-wife, singer and actress Gloria Loring, confirmed his death ...

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On The Gay Subtext In The TV Classic Rudolph


Over at Vulture, Brian Moylan today unpacks what he sees as the glittery gay subtext in the 1964 television classic, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer. An excerpt from the slightly tongue-in-cheek piece: “For a year the Donner family did a good job hiding Rudolph’s — non-conformity,” the narrator tells us, pausing slightly before landing on the right euphemism. This is the ...

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FEATURETTE: Hairspray Live! [VIDEO]


Entertainment Weekly reports: Hairspray might be set in the ’60s, but the stars of NBC’s upcoming live version of the film and Broadway show think it has a lot to say about modern times, too. “The subject of Hairspray is very current to today,” Jennifer Hudson, who plays Motormouth Maybelle, says in a new featurette. She later explains, “To me, ...

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The Liberal Redneck Gets A Sitcom


Deadline reports: Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to a half-hour single-camera comedy starring comedian Trae Crowder, best known for his stage persona the Liberal Redneck. Inspired by Crowder’s life, the untitled project hails from Warner Bros. TV and Rob Thomas’ studio-based Spondoolie Productions. The comedy will be written by Crowder and John Enbom, who co-created the cult ...

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LGBT Ally Florence Henderson Dies At Age 82


USA Today reports: Florence Henderson, the wholesome actress who went from Broadway star to television icon when she became Carol Brady, the ever-cheerful mom residing over “The Brady Bunch,” has died. She was 82. She died surrounded by family and friends, her manager, Kayla Pressman, said in a statement late Thursday. Millions loved, and kept on loving, the innocent sitcom ...

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Two Dozen Celebrities Do Funny Or Die Pro-Hillary Singalong: Holy Fucking Shit, You’ve Got To Vote


I insist that you watch this. Via Slate: With just days until the presidential election, celebrity voter public service announcements are being churned out as quickly as celebrities can make them. A new “We Are the World”–style anthem from Funny or Die is the latest to tell voters to go vote—and tells them who not to vote for. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s ...

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The Bachelor Contestants Find Love (In Each Other)


Fusion reports: Everyone on The Bachelor is looking for love. The suitor, obviously, is searching for a mate among 25 women. And these contestants have left their jobs and friends for six weeks of slumber party hell to try and find someone to be with. The hope is that at the very first cocktail party, your eyes will lock and ...

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AT&T Closes Deal Buy Time Warner For $80B


The New York Times reports: AT&T has agreed to buy Time Warner for more than $80 billion, a person briefed on the matter said on Saturday, a move that would create a new colossus in the worlds of media and telecommunications. Putting together AT&T, a sprawling video and internet empire that encompasses cellphone and cable service along with DirecTV, and ...

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FRANCE: Five Gunmen Reportedly Rob Kim Kardashian Of $10 Million In Jewelry In Her Paris Apartment


CNN reports: Kim Kardashian West was held at gunpoint and robbed in Paris by men dressed as police officers in her private apartment, French officials said. A spokesperson for Kardashian West said the celebrity was “badly shaken but physically unharmed” following the incident, which took place early Monday morning local time. The French Interior Ministry said five men threatened the ...

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Coming Soon: Golden Girls Action Figures


ABC News reports: As it is every year, next week’s New York Comic Con is famous for its exclusive products — that is, toys and other items that you can only buy there. This year, the company Funko is releasing action figures of four unlikely heroes: Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sofia — yes, of “The Golden Girls.” The four-day annual ...

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Last Night’s Debate Drew Record TV Audience


But the many millions who watched online are uncounted. Via CNN Money: More than 80 million people tuned in to see Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off, setting a new record in the sixty year history of televised presidential debates. The final numbers are still being tallied by Nielsen. But the debate averaged a total of 80.9 million viewers ...

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Will & Grace Cast Reunites For Election Short [VIDEO]


Nearly one million views overnight. CNN reports:  The cast of “Will & Grace” has reunited to get voters to the polls in a way only they could. Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally all appear in the video posted Monday, which is presented as a “new scene” from their hit NBC show. It takes place in present ...

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TRAILER: The Crown


People recaps: Royal fans, clear your schedules for Nov. 4. Why? That’s the date Netflix’s new historically-inspired, royally-inclined show, The Crown drops online. Though the next five weeks might be agonizing to wait through, PEOPLE can exclusively reveal a taste of the show in its first official trailer. The series follows Queen Elizabeth II’s – played by Claire Foy – ...

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RuPaul Wins First Emmy Award


Last night RuPaul won the Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. Yahoo News reports: Truth be told, the first-time nominee had reason to feel like an Emmy underdog, since he was representing RuPaul’s Drag Race, a fringe show about drag queens on Logo, a niche LGBT cable network. But Sunday, on night two of ...

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