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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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Gay Character Actor Jon Polito Dies At Age 65

You may not have known his name, but you’ve seen him in hundreds of movies and TV shows over the last 40 years. Via the New York Daily News: Actor Jon Polito, who was best known for his roles in Coen brother films like “The Big Lebowski,” “Miller’s Crossing” and “Barton Fink,” has died. He was 65. Film director John ...

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Rick Perry: I’ll Be Dancing For The Veterans

The lineup and pairings for the next season of Dancing With The Stars were formally revealed today. Former Texas Gov. Rick “Oops” Perry just tweeted out a photo of his partner, announcing that he will be competing to raise awareness for veterans. More from Variety: After weeks of speculation, the network confirmed that Olympic gold medalists Ryan Lochte and Laurie ...

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SRSLY: Rick Perry Cast For Dancing With The Stars

Via Entertainment Tonight: ET can exclusively confirm that Jana Kramer, Marilu Henner, former Texas Governor Rick Perry and Vanilla Ice are the latest celebrities headed to DWTS. Retired football star Calvin Johnson and Indy race car driver James Hinchcliffe are also on tap for the fall season, ET has learned. They join a celebrity cast that includes Olympians Laurie Hernandez ...

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TRAILER: Westworld

Entertainment Weekly recaps: “Our creatures have been misbehaving,” intones Anthony Hopkins in HBO’s new Westworld trailer. Below is a fresh look at HBO’s eagerly anticipated new drama series that includes footage from throughout the first season of the show. The new footage – the second full-length trailer the network has released – gives us a first hints of the pending ...

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HLN Cancels Dr. Drew Pinsky’s Show

Right wing sites are screaming that CNN has canceled Dr. Drew Pinsky’s HLN show in reprisal for his taking part in the rumor campaign about Hillary Clinton’s health. Deadline reports: Days after CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield announced on air she’s moving to HLN in the fall, HLN quietly confirmed Dr. Drew Pinsky’s program will end next month, though he will remain ...

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E! Cancels I Am Cait After Two Seasons

US Weekly reports: It’s time for a new chapter. Caitlyn Jenner’s unscripted E! series has I Am Cait has been canceled after two seasons, with the show’s star announcing the news on Twitter on Tuesday, August 16. An E! spokesperson confirmed the news to Us Weekly, and also praised the show for shedding light on the trans experience. “We are ...

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The Simpsons Rip Into Donald Trump [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone recaps: The Simpsons interrupted their summer vacation by posting a two-minute campaign ad that asks Springfield residents whether they would rather have Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in the White House during a national crisis. While The Simpsons don’t flatly state “I’m With Her,” they’re extremely critical of Clinton’s opponent: Trump is shown in a luxurious bedroom, up ...

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Dems Continue To Win Convention TV Ratings

Variety reports: The final TV ratings are in for the second night of the Democratic National Convention, and once again the DNC attracted a larger audience than its Republican counterparts did last week. From 10-11:15 p.m. — a timeframe that included headline speaker Bill Clinton’s nearly 50-minute speech extolling the virtues of official Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton — NBC, ABC, ...

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TV Psychic Miss Cleo Dies At Age 53

CNN reports: Youree Dell Harris, better known as “Miss Cleo” the pitchwoman for the Psychic Readers Network, died Tuesday of cancer, according to an attorney for her family. Harris, 53, was surrounded by family and close friends when she died in Palm Beach, Florida, said attorney William J. Cone. “She remained a pillar of strength throughout. She has touched so ...

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NIELSEN: Dems Smash GOP In Convention Viewers

Wow! The Hill reports: In the 10 p.m. hour, which featured headliner speeches from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) and first lady Michelle Obama, CNN registered 6.29 million total viewers and 2.19 million in the key 25–54 demographic. Overall, the network was up 70 percent from its 2012 DNC showing in both total viewers and the demographic. ...

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