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  • Joseph Bologna, 'My Favorite Year' Actor and Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter, Dies at 82

    08/14/2017 8:05:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 13, 2017 | Mike Barnes
    Joseph Bologna, an actor, playwright and screenwriter who was so memorable as the egotistical King Kaiser in the 1982 comedy classic My Favorite Year, has died. He was 82. Bologna died Sunday morning at City of Hope hospital in Duarte, Calif. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer three years ago, said his wife of 52 years, actress and screenwriter Renee Taylor. Bologna received an Oscar nomination for adapted screenplay, shared with his wife and David Zelag Goodman, for his work on Lovers and Other Strangers (1970). The couple had first written it for Broadway in a 1968 production directed by...
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    08/04/2017 7:15:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
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  • Two Sinclair Stations in Maine Under Scrutiny for Editorial Segments [Pro-Trump]

    08/02/2017 7:43:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Adweek/ ^ | 8/1/17 | Stephanie Tsoflias
    Sinclair’s two stations in Portland, Maine are making headlines for their ‘must run’ segments. The Press Herald posted a story over the weekend that described the stations as ‘being under fire for pro-Trump’ political segments that run on WGME and WPFO. A politically independent viewer, Marc McCutcheon, described the experience of watching the must-runs as “surreal,” “extremely jarring” and “so out of place with the friendly, local broadcast from news people I’ve come to trust over the years.” There was no rebuttal, no context, no alternate point of view – a situation he found concerning.” According to the Herald: WGME-TV...
  • McCain: ‘Stop Listening to the Bombastic Loudmouths on Radio, Television and the Internet’

    07/26/2017 11:01:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 145 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/25/17 | Pam Key
    McCain said, “I hope we can again rely on humility, on our need to cooperate, on our dependence on each other, to learn how to trust each other again, and by so doing, better serve the people who elected us. Stop listening to the bombastic loudmouths on the radio, television and the internet. To hell with them. They don’t want anything done for the public good. Our incapacity is their livelihood.” He concluded, “We tried to do this by coming up with a proposal behind closed doors in consultation with the administration and then springing it on skeptical members, trying...
  • List of surviving DuMont Television Network broadcasts

    07/21/2017 7:20:42 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    wikipedia ^ | 1950 | wikipedia
    The DuMont Television Network was launched in 1946 and ceased broadcasting in 1956. Allen DuMont, who created the network, preserved most of what it produced in kinescope format. By 1958, however, much of the library had been destroyed to recover the silver content.[1] Most of whatever survived was loaded onto three trucks and dumped into Upper New York Bay in the mid-1970s.[2][3] Since then, there has been extensive research on which DuMont programs have episodes extant. Due to the possibilities that various unknown collectors may be in possession of programs and/or episodes not listed here, and that the sources below...
  • TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Characters of All Time

    07/19/2017 3:29:27 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 217 replies
    the Internet Movie Database ^ | 29 Jun 2011 | Raisley Gordon
    Just for fun, here's a list of the 50 greatest TV characters of all time. It's very subjective, of course. But Barney Fife made the top 10, so this list can't all be bad.
  • Michelle Obama gets standing ovation at ESPYs

    07/13/2017 1:34:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/12/17 | Julia Manchester
    ....Michelle Obama was greeted by a standing ovation when she honored the late Eunice Shriver at the ESPYs on Wednesday night. “I am here tonight to honor a remarkable woman.... .... the second award show appearance Obama has made recently. She honored Chance the Rapper in a video message at the BET Awards last month...
  • One America News Network pulls lucrative job offer to Bill O'Reilly

    06/20/2017 8:29:06 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 20, 2017 | Mandy Mayfield
    Robert Herring, CEO of the One America News Network, announced Tuesday that his network was pulling a lucrative job offer made to former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly. "We are pulling offer to @billoreilly, it could have paid him more than he made at Fox. We wish him luck. #OANN" the OANN CEO tweeted. [tweet image/link here at source] Herring confirmed the offer to Mediaite and told them he "wanted to move on" after O'Reilly and his agent failed to contact the network following discussions O'Reilly and OANN regarding his joining the network, according to a report. Herring said the...
  • Bill Cosby's sexual assault case ends in a mistrial

    06/17/2017 7:58:01 AM PDT · by Enchante · 74 replies
    Bill Cosby's sexual assault case has ended in a mistrial. After six days of deliberation, the seven men and five women selected to serve on the jury were unable to render a unanimous verdict on any of the three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault with which Cosby had been charged. The comedian pleaded not guilty. Kevin R. Steel, the district attorney from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, who brought the charges, has announced he will retry the case.
  • TV writers: 'Catastrophic' Trump is making our jobs harder

    06/10/2017 8:56:55 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 46 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | June 9, 2017 | James HIbberd
    A collection of TV creators say worries about Donald Trump’s presidency is making their jobs to create entertainment much more challenging. A panel at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, on Friday, titled “Trumped Up TV,” was assembled to analyze the impact of the president on the industry. The consensus of the group is that Trump has been rather distracting, to say the least. “How can I possibly focus?” said Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost). “There’s a lot of stress eating involved … more than anything else, the torrent of news and information is about the stuff you do to mitigate...
  • Report: Cable TV ‘Failing’ as People Switch to Streaming

    06/07/2017 4:18:11 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 46 replies
    Brietbart ^ | June 6, 2017 | Charlie Nash
    “As a business, it is failing,” said CEO of the American Cable Association (ACA), Matthew Polka, during an episode of C-SPAN Communicators this week. “It is very, very difficult for a cable operator in many cases to even break even on the cable side of the business, which is why broadband is so important, giving consumers more of a choice that we can’t give them on cable.”
  • Philly reporter’s epic career suicide caught on camera.... [tr]

    06/06/2017 1:50:49 PM PDT · by Enchante · 95 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | June 6, 2017 | Frieda Powers
    <p>Campbell yelled, shoved and even mocked spitting at the security guard before the very patient Philadelphia police officer had to handcuff and arrest her.</p> <p>“You’re arresting a girl for no f***ing reason,” she yelled in the officer’s face. “If I had my tits out and my ass hanging out you wouldn’t arrest me right?”</p>
  • Roger Smith dead: '77 Sunset Strip' star was 84

    06/06/2017 6:45:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies ^ | Published June 06, 2017 | Staff
    Actor Roger Smith, who brought glamour to the TV detective genre as a hip private eye on "77 Sunset Strip," has died. He was 84. Jack Gilardi, who is the agent of Smith's widow, actress Ann-Margret, said the actor died Sunday morning at a Los Angeles hospital after battling a terminal illness. Smith had battled the nerve disease myasthenia gravis for many years. The actor launched his career in the 1950s when James Cagney spotted him and recommended him for films. He survived two serious illnesses to have a second career after "77 Sunset Strip" as manager of his second...
  • The 2016–2017 TV Season in 5 Really Depressing Charts

    06/05/2017 8:53:14 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 67 replies
    Vulture ^ | May 14, 2017 | Josef Adalian and Jeni Zhen
    Almost every year since 2013, Vulture has published a chart illustrating the performance of veteran TV shows during the most recent season. We’ve labeled said charts “depressing” because they’ve consistently shown the vast majority of returning shows — whether they’ve been on the air for two years or two decades — losing ground in the key TV demographic of adults under 50. This season is no exception, and it’s arguably the most depressing year yet for those who follow network-TV trends. Last year, ten broadcast series were either up or flat versus the previous season. This season? Just one network...
  • The 10 Best Fictional Battles

    05/30/2017 10:53:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 29, 2017 | Joe Pappalardo
    Endless internet lists examine the most accurate Hollywood battle depictions, ones that adhere to the actual battles they portray. The verdicts are unforgiving, measured with sympathy for filmmakers who bend the truth to tell a story. But what about when moviemakers can craft an entire battle from scratch? Fictional battles created with realism, logic, and intelligence are hard to come by. The absurd military vehicles and small unit tactics of The Empire Strikes Back are even dumber to behold than the lack of armor on the Spartans of 300. Because of these accurate battles are such a rarity, they deserve...
  • Jamie Foxx challenges America to 'Beat Shazam' [Fox Network Show: Must-Miss Television!]

    05/25/2017 6:05:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Philadelphia Tribune ^ | 5/23/17 | Kimberly Roberts
    .... Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx is now in the mix, and will make his debut as host of “Beat Shazam,” premiering at 8 p.m. Thursday on Fox. “Beat Shazam” is the new interactive game show that pits teams of two against the clock and each other as they try to identify the biggest....
  • Bono Talks Manchester Arena Bombing & Blasts Donald Trump On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

    05/24/2017 9:20:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    Just Jare ^ | 5/24/17
    .....During their appearance, Jimmy also asked Bono to comment on President Donald Trump. "Everything's different now. It really is, the game has changed," Bono expressed. "I have so much respect for a lot of the people who voted President Trump into office. I really understand, I understand the anger, I have some of that anger myself coming from where we came from. I understand people being disillusioned in the political process. I don't think he's the cure for this problem and I think he might even make it worse. I don't think that there's any evidence in his life that...
  • Cyril Hanouna: French host humiliates gay men on live TV

    05/22/2017 9:19:38 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 22th May 2017 | BBC News
    A record number of people have complained after a French TV presenter posted a spoof ad on a gay dating website and made fun of people who responded live on air. Cyril Hanouna used a feminine tone of voice and tricked those he spoke to into revealing their sexual fantasies. One of the victims was left in a "state of appalling distress", LGBT campaigners said. They accused the presenter of homophobia. Nearly 20,000 complaints about the segment on Mr Hanouna's nightly show Touche pas à mon poste (TPMP - "Don't touch my TV" in English) had been made to the...
  • 3 best TV episodes of all time?

    05/19/2017 6:42:04 PM PDT · by MNDude · 237 replies
    There are probably tens of thousands of TV episodes from the different decades. Most of them are probably pretty lousy looking back, but of course a few were rather stellar. The episode on Little House on the Prairie where Mary goes blind, nightmare at 20000 feet on the Twilight Zone, the episode with a huge battle on Game of Thrones, or the Pilot of The Wonder Years are examples of some great episodes. In your opinion, what are the three greatest TV episodes of all time?
  • Petition to Save ‘Last Man Standing’ Tops 275,000 Signatures 25347 7

    05/19/2017 7:11:36 PM PDT · by Signalman · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 May 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    More than a quarter-million people have put their names to a petition demanding ABC bring back the highly-rated conservative sitcom Last Man Standing. The fan-created petition titled “Save Tim Allen’s Show ‘Last Man Standing” has garnered more than 275,000 signatures in less than a week’s time. “Last Man Standing stands out in the sea of network television sitcoms. It is a show that appeals to a broad swath of Americans who find very few shows that extol the virtues with which they can identify; namely conservative values,” petition creator “Deputy Matt” wrote. “Last Man Standing is one of the...