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8 TV shows you’re going to want to watch in November

8 TV shows you’re going to want to watch in November

October 30, 2018


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November should keep you happily glued to whatever screen you’re normally glued to. There is much to see and savor, beginning with: WATERGATE (History, Nov. 2-4, 9 p.m.) Three nights, six hours, and perhaps more than you’ll ever want to know about the Watergate break-in and aftermath. But besides being...

‘Family Guy’ episode to feature President Trump victimizing Meg

‘Family Guy’ episode to feature President Trump victimizing Meg

October 2, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Television

An upcoming episode of “Family Guy” features President Trump engaging in what sounds like a vile encounter with Meg, the sitcom’s writers revealed. The two-part episode centers on Peter Griffin getting a new job as a newscaster, which leads to him being hired as Trump’s press secretary after ...

HBO ties Netflix for most Emmy wins, 23, on the strength of ‘Game of Thrones’

HBO ties Netflix for most Emmy wins, 23, on the strength of ‘Game of Thrones’

September 18, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, On Netflix, Television

LOS ANGELES — It was a nail-biter until the last award was won. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and Amazon Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” captured the top honors in drama and comedy at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, while a tie between HBO and Netflix for most wins demonstrated ju...

Kate Gosselin to search for love on new series ‘Kate Plus Date’

Kate Gosselin to search for love on new series ‘Kate Plus Date’

August 1, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Television

Oh great, more from “Kate Plus 8.” Kate Gosselin is set to star on a new TLC reality series, “Kate Plus Date,” that centers on her search to find love eight years after her divorce, People reported. “I’m nervous, I’m excited, and I’m forcing myself to do this,” Gosselin told the magazi...

Williams-Paisley makes a strong case for ‘Darrow & Darrow’

Williams-Paisley makes a strong case for ‘Darrow & Darrow’

July 23, 2018


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Kimberly Williams-Paisley weighed all the evidence, talked to all the pertinent people and finally passed judgment. She ruled in favor of playing legal eagle and master mom Claire Darrow again in the Hallmark Movie and Mysteries movie “Darrow & Darrow: In the Key of Murder.” The cable production, whi...

Fox renews ‘Empire’ for a fifth season

Fox renews ‘Empire’ for a fifth season

July 9, 2018


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“Empire” is returning for a fifth season, Fox announced Wednesday. The popular drama, created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, is one of the season’s top broadcast dramas among adults ages 18-to-49, Fox said. Its fourth season, which has four episodes remaining, had the second-largest audienc...

The ‘Infinity War’ question: Is alluding to a new movie’s controversial end over the spoiler line?

The ‘Infinity War’ question: Is alluding to a new movie’s controversial end over the spoiler line?

July 6, 2018


Filed under Activities, Entertainment, Fiction, Movies, Television

Can we please talk about film review spoilers without spoiling anything for anybody? Can we respect even the most spoiler-sensitive wishes on this one? We can do that. Can’t we? I’m bad. Already I’m having a hard time playing this one straight. It’s all I can do to ROSEBUD IS THE SLED refrain...

The Simpsons’ response to Apu criticism sparks backlash

The Simpsons’ response to Apu criticism sparks backlash

July 3, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Fiction, Television

It’s been five months since a documentary sparked a national conversation on the polarizing “Simpsons” character Apu, and the long-running Fox sitcom has finally addressed the controversy — though not all are impressed. Comedian Hari Kondabolu premiered in November “The Problem with Apu,” a...

HBO’s ‘Westworld’ to return for a third season

HBO’s ‘Westworld’ to return for a third season

June 27, 2018


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Just a few weeks after its return, HBO has renewed its futuristic theme-park drama “Westworld” for a third season. The series explores Westworld, a Wild West-themed amusement park where artificial consciousness is a reality, giving life to mechanical beings. Hosts in the park live repeated narrative...

Capsule reviews of feature films

Capsule reviews of feature films

June 17, 2018


Filed under Books, Entertainment, Fiction, Movies, On Netflix, Television

BEIRUT. 3 stars. Well-acted, well written thriller about a bitter, failed diplomat (Jon Hamm) recalled to Lebanon during its civil war to negotiate a hostage exchange, a dangerous and complex affair involving competing factions within the U.S. contingent (Rosamund Pike, Shea Whigham, Dean Norris), mili...

Christina Aguilera compares her stint on ‘The Voice’ to a ‘churning hamster wheel’

June 12, 2018


Filed under Television

The Voice,” as its title implies, is supposed to be about singing and nothing else. That’s why “blind auditions” are employed with the coaches’ rotating chairs turned away from the stage as contestants are chosen strictly from what the coaches hear. Not so, said former coach Christina Aguilera ...

John Lasseter’s six-month leave of absence is almost up — but return to Pixar not likely

John Lasseter’s six-month leave of absence is almost up — but return to Pixar not likely

June 10, 2018


Filed under Activities, Entertainment, Fiction, Movies, Television, Top Stories

Pixar and Disney animation head John Lasseter’s six-month leave of absence is coming to end as more allegations about inappropriate behavior — including his treatment of women and credit-hogging — have come to light. Longtime colleagues claim in a piece published by The Hollywood Reporter Wedne...

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