Tag Archives: television

Actor Wayne Rogers Dies At Age 82

Actor turned Fox News pundit Wayne Rogers died yesterday at age 82. Via CNN: Rogers, who portrayed the wise-cracking Army surgeon “Trapper” John McIntyre in the first three seasons of TV’s “M*A*S*H,” died Thursday, his publicist Rona Menashe told Reuters. Rogers died of complications from pneumonia in Los Angeles, Menashe told Reuters. Rogers’ Trapper John was one half of “M*A*S*H”‘s ...

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Downton Abbey Creator Endorses Hillary [VIDEO]

Cue up the poutrage machine, Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has endorsed Hillary Clinton. Fellowes, a Tory member of the House Of Lords, admits that most might expect him to side with the Republicans, but says, “Hillary Clinton seems a more convincing world politician.” He adds: “She has a grasp of the political language, while some of the others seem ...

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Bill Cosby Charged With Felony Sexual Assault

Pittsburgh’s ABC affiliate reports: Bill Cosby has been charged with sexual assault more than a decade after a former Temple University employee told police the comedian drugged and violated her at his home near Philadelphia. It’s the first criminal charge against Cosby over his conduct with women, which has received new scrutiny in the past year. The Montgomery County prosecutor ...

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Glee Star Mark “Puck” Salling Arrested For Child Porn

TMZ reports: “Glee” star Mark Salling has just been arrested for possessing child porn, TMZ has confirmed. We’re told the LAPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force obtained a warrant and served it Tuesday morning, as first reported by the TV show “Crime Watch Daily.” We’re told cops searched Salling’s computer at his Sunland home and found hundreds of images. ...

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TRAILER: Sesame Street On HBO

IGN reports: The 46th season of Sesame Street debuts on its notable new home, HBO, on January 16, and in anticipation, the channel has released a new trailer and show poster. Lots of celebrities join Big Bird, Elmo, and Cookie Monster in the new trailer—celebrities like Jon Hamm, Tina Fey, Pharrell, and Gwen Stefani. There’s even a Star Wars shoutout ...

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Geoge Takei: Why I Stayed Closeted So Long [AUDIO]

Michelangelo Signorile writes at the Huffington Post: George Takei, currently starring in the Broadway musical “Allegiance,” inspired by his own family’s struggles as Japanese-Americans who were interned during World War II, opened up about the enormous conflict he felt early on in his career being gay but remaining closeted. It wasn’t until 2005 that the legendary actor who played Sulu ...

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ABC Greenlights LGBT Rights Miniseries

Deadline reports: ABC is reassembling the team of the 2008 movie Milk for another project about the gay rights movement, eight-hour miniseries When We Rise. Milk director Gus Van Sant has joined the mini, written/executive produced by Milk writer Dustin Lance Black and executive produced by the film’s producer Bruce Cohen. The project, which had been in development at ABC ...

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Obama Films Coffee Run With Jerry Seinfeld

President Obama will appear in the season debut episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s web series, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. Breitbart has an uncharacteristically neutral report: The taped episode features Obama and Seinfeld circling the White House driveway in a 1963 Corvette Stingray while they talk about life in the White House, according to a preview of the show provided to ...

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TEASER: Twin Peaks

Vulture recaps: Showtime has released the first teaser for its Twin Peaks revival, and just like the show itself, it’s a bit meta and very eerie. Deputy Hawk (Michael Horse) speaks in a voice-over about returning to shooting on location, reminiscing about the mystical aspects of Twin Peaks, as we watch someone unveil the town’s sign, population 51,201, same as ...

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TRAILER: Fuller House

ABC News reports: Mark your calendars, because Netflix’s “Fuller House” finally has a release date. Netflix released the first teaser trailer for the “Full House” reboot as well as details about the show’s storyline. According to a Netflix press release out today, “Fuller House” will star Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber, who are all reviving their roles ...

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Separated At Birth: Archie Bunker & Donald Trump

A few days ago All In The Family creator Norman Lear said that Archie Bunker would definitely have been a Trump supporter.  Today Salon has put together a short video which “proves without a doubt that Donald Trump is the new Archie Bunker.”  Watch below. Autoplay warning! (Tipped by JMG reader Joe)

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90th Birthday Flash Mob For Dick Van Dyke [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Dick Van Dyke, famed Hollywood song and dance man and famously nice guy, kicked off his 90s in Los Angeles this weekend with a flash mob performance and singalong. The star sang and clapped as a group dressed as chimney sweeps, like his “Mary Poppins” character Bert, performed a choreographed dance to “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” at The Grove on Saturday.

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Downton Abbey With American Accents [VIDEO]

Clip recap: “The cast of the popular ITV series Downton Abbey (Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and Allen Leech) perform a scene of the show, but substituted their British accents for American ones. The stars attempted a twist on the British period drama during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday.” (Tipped by JMG reader Chris)

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One Million Moms Vs TV Land [VIDEO]

Just in via email: TV Land has recently begun airing previews for the new program “Teachers” planned for a premiere on January 13. The previews alone are vulgar and disgusting, which is extremely disturbing since it involves a young cast. If the promos are this bad, then obviously the show is not suitable for TV. The network is marketing this ...

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Actor Robert Loggia Dies At Age 85

Oscar-nominated actor Robert Loggia, best known for his performances in Scarface and Big, has died at the age of 85. Variety reports: Loggia died Friday in Los Angeles, his widow Audrey confirmed to Variety. Loggia had been battling Alzheimers Disease for the past five years. He was nominated for a Supporting Actor Academy Award for “Jagged Edge” in 1986 for ...

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Emerald City Is Burning [VIDEO]

NBC really ramped up the gay for The Wiz Live last night, serving Emerald City realness complete with voguing Munchkins who chant “Slay! Fierce!” and characters who accuse each other of throwing shade. The A. V. Club raves: And that’s how you put on a show! The Wiz Live! may be NBC’s third attempt at staging a live musical, but ...

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Actress Holland Taylor Comes Out: I Was Never In

People reports: At 72, actress Holland Taylor has found the love of her life, saying she is in her first deeply committed relationship ever. “It’s the most wonderful, extraordinary thing that could have ever possibly happened in my life,” the actress said on WNYC’s Death, Sex & Money podcast, where she declined to name the woman she is dating. The ...

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Elizabeth Hasselbeck To Leave Fox News

Via Mediate: Elisabeth Hasselbeck announced on Monday afternoon that she will be stepping down from her role as a co-host of Fox News’ Fox & Friends at the end of the year. Hasselbeck, who replaced Fox News host Gretchen Carlson just over two years ago, “…has decided to put her career in television on hold while she raises her three ...

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Game Of Thrones Tease: Is Jon Snow Alive?

This year’s Game Of Thrones season ended with lead character Jon Snow being stabbed many times by his own men and even by his very young protege. The scene has spawned many plot theories including one in which Snow returns as a zombie. This morning HBO tweeted the above image to promote the April launch of season six. Twitter is ...

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TRAILER: Transparent Season 2

The Guardian recaps: “Mom’s good, dad’s a woman …” The Pfeffermans are back, and in this full trailer for the second season, we see more of the new family dynamics unfolding: Maura hanging out with her new friends, Sarah dropping by to see her children and a pool party that looks like it’s imploding in proper Transparent style. One of ...

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