Tag Archives: television

James Corden Joins Phantom Cast [VIDEO]

Last night James Corden aired a hilarious clip which recounts his guest appearance in the Los Angeles production of Phantom Of The Opera. Corden is a 2012 Tony winner for One Man, Two Guvnors – but that doesn’t seem to hold much weight with the Phantom cast.

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Verizon Drops Sportsman Channel Over Low Viewership, Network Screams Rights Are Violated

Citing low viewership, Verizon has dropped the mostly unwatched Sportsman Channel, which is really only known for carrying Sarah Palin’s latest reality show attempt. Visitors to the channel’s website are now greeted with a splash screen which calls on their 57 viewers to deluge Verizon with complaints for violating their God-given freedom to watch shitty hunting shows.  And speaking of …

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Stephen Colbert Relaunches Late Show With Jeb Bush

Stephen Colbert eased into David Letterman’s chair last night with a curiously paced launch episode that is winning cautious praise. The Washington Post recaps his interview with Jeb Bush: Colbert asks a pretty simple question: Why does Bush want to be president? “Cause I think we’re on the verge of the greatest time to be alive, but our government isn’t …

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It Was Just A Flesh Wound

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TRAILER: Downton Abbey Final Season

Vanity Fair recaps the sadness: Last week, we shared with you that filming Downton Abbey’s sixth and final season brought nearly all of the grown men and women that populate its cast and crew to tears, which is very hard to do to buttoned-up English aristocrats. At the Edinburgh TV Festival, Jim Carter, who plays consummately reliable butler Carson, gave …

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VIRGINIA: Television Shooter Dies Of Self-Inflicted Gunshot, Manifesto Blames Anti-Black, Anti-Gay Work Environment, Says “Jehovah” Told Him To Commit The Murders

The former Virginia television reporter who this morning murdered two ex-colleagues in a horrifying on-air shooting has died of his self-inflicted gunshot wound. In a manifesto faxed to ABC News, he blamed a racist, anti-gay work environment for the murders. In the 23-page document faxed to ABC News, the writer says “MY NAME IS BRYCE WILLIAMS” and his legal name …

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VIRGINA: Reporter & Cameraman Shot To Death On Air UPDATE: Suspect In Critical After Shooting Himself

Roanoke’s CBS affiliate reports on this morning’s on-air murder of two of their staffers: Two WDBJ7 employees were killed Wednesday morning in an attack at Bridgewater Plaza. This happened during a live broadcast around 6:45 a.m. Police are looking for a suspect who apparently opened fire on WDBJ7 photographer Adam Ward and WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker. Adam was 27-years-old. Alison …

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One Million Moms Vs Christian Mingle [UPDATED]

One Million Moms is calling on its followers to deluge Christian Mingle with complaints because the hook-ups-for-Jesus site has advertised on TV Land’s deviant Impastor show. They write: This show not only depicts pastors in a negative light, but the entire program will also be based on lies about Christianity. It revolves around Buddy Dobbs, a gambling, pot-smoking slacker, on …

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Patrick Stewart Does Reddit AMA

Yesterday Patrick Stewart took part in one of Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” sessions. Via E Online: Patrick Stewart is kind of like the Hollywood version of a unicorn. He’s a very rare combination of brilliant, funny, down to earth and most importantly, royal. Whenever you have the pleasure to be in the presence of Sir Patrick, you should count yourself …

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Sarah Palin Soon To Fail In Next TV Gig

From Fox News then to TLC then to the Sportsman Channel then to her recently aborted web show, Sarah Palin’s television career has spiraled down to smaller and smaller audiences. Now she’s signed a deal to guest host for a show on a far-right cable channel you’ve likely never heard about, the One America News Network, which claims to be …

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Trans Model Amiyah Scott Joins Cast Of Real Housewives

While the scope of her role has not yet been revealed, the Real Housewives franchise will get its first transgender character this fall when model Amiyah Scott joins the cast of the Atlanta show. Variety reports: Though Bravo declines to comment on any casting rumors surrounding the network’s programming, insiders tell Variety that Scott attended a Monday night event with …

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Batgirl Actress Yvonne Craig Dies At Age 78 [VIDEO]

Yvonne Craig, best known for playing Batgirl in the campy 60s series Batman, has died of breast cancer at the age of 78. “In the end, her mind still wanted to fight but her body had given up,” her family said in a statement. A trained dancer, she began her career at The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and used …

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Matt Baume On The History Of Gays In Sitcoms [VIDEO]

“When did TV first permit joking while gay? I’ve been combing through sitcoms to figure out when queers stopped being a scary threat, and were allowed to be real people with love lives and funny punch lines. Here are just a few of my favorite early gay characters on sitcoms.”

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Big Think: George Takei

From the clip recap: Actor, activist, prolific meme-generator, and cultural icon George Takei graces Big Think with his presence today in this powerful 5-minute clip. Takei explores Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s ambitious and progressive vision for the future: “Roddenberry felt that the Enterprise was a metaphor for starship earth and the strength of this starship lay in its diversity.” …

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Kevin Bacon: We Need More Naked Men

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Kermit & Miss Piggy Go Splitsville

Miss Piggy has issued the same statement on Facebook. More from USA Today: The gimmick for this new series is that it’s a reality show taking us “behind the scenes” at Miss Piggy’s talk show, Up Late with Miss Piggy. “We’ve been given unfettered access,” says producer Bill Prady, best known for The Big Bang Theory. “We tried to fetter …

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CANADA: Gay Talk Show Host Christopher Hyndman Found Dead In Toronto Alley

CBC News reports: The body of Christopher Hyndman, co-host of the afternoon talk show Steven & Chris on CBC-TV, was found in an alleyway in Toronto’s east end Monday night, police confirm. “It is with profound sadness that we share the news Christopher Hyndman died,” said the public broadcaster in a memo distributed to staff Tuesday afternoon. “We extend our …

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Pop Star Cilla Black Dies At Age 72

Via the Telegraph: Cilla Black has died at her Spanish home, local police have confirmed. The much-loved TV star and singer is believed to have died of natural causes after being found at her home in Marbella. The Liverpoon-born star enjoyed her first taste of fame at the city’s Cavern Club, where she performed alongside acts including The Beatles and …

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First Look: The Muppets

The Nerdist recaps: It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the light, it’s time to get unbelievably excited for The Muppets triumphant return to television! The fall of 2015 will see the return of Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo and the rest of the gang in a new Muppets series coming to ABC. In the trailer – that …

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One Million Moms Vs TV Land

Just in via email: The main character, posing as a gay preacher, recently hired sight unseen by a church that was aware of his lifestyle choice, but then start to notice other characteristics not typical of a pastor. The previews which air earlier in the evening are including the pastor having extensive knowledge of the quality of drugs and dialogue …

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