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Barack and Michelle Obama to give televised commencement speech for 2020 graduates

Barack and Michelle Obama to give televised commencement speech for 2020 graduates

Tribune News Service

May 5, 2020

Former President Barack Obama will deliver a commencement message to the 3 million high school seniors graduating this month in a televised prime-time special. Announced last week, “Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020” will also feature appearances from LeBron James, Ma...

Selena Gomez is bringing a quarantine cooking show to HBO Max

Selena Gomez is bringing a quarantine cooking show to HBO Max

MCT Campus

May 5, 2020

Singer and actress Selena Gomez is bringing a quarantine cooking show to HBO Max this summer. Announced Tuesday, the as-yet-untitled series, starring and executive produced by Gomez, will air 10 episodes of “unapologetically authentic” cooking alongside a rotating cast of master chefs who will ...

Barking dogs, toys, makeshift prompters: Behind the scenes with stay-at-home TV anchors

Barking dogs, toys, makeshift prompters: Behind the scenes with stay-at-home TV anchors

MCT Campus

April 21, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. — In this new era of social distancing and working from home, many people are getting used to meeting online. Maybe a few of us have even thought about what’s on the wall behind us. But what if your living room or kitchen was on display for thousands? Or your dog starts barking, or...

‘Onward’ review: When a Pixar family reunion goes half-right

‘Onward’ review: When a Pixar family reunion goes half-right

MCT Campus

March 5, 2020

A manic, moderately diverting babysitter of a Pixar movie, “Onward” does gets there by the end — “there” being the place where the freneticism recedes, the main characters’ emotional setbacks and defenses crumble and the audience is encouraged, by every possible storytelling mechanism, to cry ...

‘Judge Judy’ will end after 25 seasons, making way for ‘Justice Judy’

‘Judge Judy’ will end after 25 seasons, making way for ‘Justice Judy’

MCT Campus

March 3, 2020

CBS has reached a verdict on the future of “Judge Judy.” Appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Judge Judy Sheindlin revealed that her hit courtroom program is coming to an end in 2021 after a 25-year run. But don’t fret, “Judge Judy” fans. A new show titled “Judy Justice” will l...

2020 Oscars telecast draws 23.6 million viewers on ABC, an all-time low

2020 Oscars telecast draws 23.6 million viewers on ABC, an all-time low

MCT Campus

February 11, 2020

The ratings comeback for the Oscars was short-lived as ABC’s telecast on Sunday was watched by 23.6 million viewers, an all-time low. The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony from the Dolby Theatre was down 20% from 2019. Last year, the telecast was up 12% coming off its previous all-time low of 26.5 mil...

What’s Trending? On Twitter! During the Oscars 2020

What's Trending? On Twitter! During the Oscars 2020

Kaylea Kuhlman, Editor in Chief

February 9, 2020

OSCARS-The Oscars was the event of the weekend. It was the number one trend all night long, plus all of the celebrities' names from the event that took up the Twitter trends as well. "As cast members of Cats, nobody understands more than us the importance of good visual effects" 💀💀💀 #Osc...

Oscars 2020: Everything you need to know ahead of Sunday’s show

Oscars 2020: Everything you need to know ahead of Sunday’s show

MCT Campus

February 6, 2020

Finish those screeners and lock in your predictions — Oscar Sunday is nearly here. With the Golden Globes, the SAGs and craft honors in the rear-view mirror, the 2020 race is shaping up to be quite a showdown between more traditional awards darlings (period drama “1917”) and history-making entr...

The SpongeBob SquarePants musical is airing on TV. Why theaters are thrilled

The SpongeBob SquarePants musical is airing on TV. Why theaters are thrilled

MCT Campus

December 3, 2019

On Sept. 16, 2018, Ethan Slater braced himself for the final performance of “SpongeBob SquarePants.” The Nickelodeon musical had been open on Broadway for nine months, and it received generally positive reviews and 12 Tony Award nominations. But the Palace Theatre was closing for multiyear renovati...

Nick Jonas is in, Gwen Stefani is out. This will be ‘The Voice’ in 2020

Nick Jonas is in, Gwen Stefani is out. This will be ‘The Voice’ in 2020

MCT Campus

October 8, 2019

Nick Jonas has landed a new gig as a coach in the forthcoming season of “The Voice,” with No Doubt’s lead singer Gwen Stefani stepping down. Jonas, one-third of the Jonas Brothers, announced Monday that he’d be joining the singing competition for its spring 2020 season. He was on “The Ell...

Facebook launches Portal TV in new streaming television push

Facebook launches Portal TV in new streaming television push

MCT Campus

September 19, 2019

Facebook on Wednesday took another step in its efforts to gain a piece of the home video-communications market by taking the wraps off of Portal TV, a new set-top box for streaming TV programs and video chats. In a company blog post, Facebook said that Portal TV will cost $149; they’ll be shipped N...

‘Jersey Shore’ house available for rentals

'Jersey Shore' house available for rentals

MCT Campus

September 10, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — Now you too can GTL (Gym, Tan, Laundry) like the stars of MTV’s “Jersey Shore.” If you’ve got a few spare thousand dollars a night, that is. The Seaside Heights house where the network’s beloved reality series filmed can now be rented via Booking.com, reports indicate. The ...

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