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  • THE #BLACKLIVESMATTER REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED

    08/27/2015 3:52:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    Hoping to start a bloody "race war," a black, gay, in-your-face Obama-supporting former TV reporter horrified Southwest Virginia TV viewers yesterday when he stalked and coolly murdered two white former TV station colleagues and wounded a white interview subject during a live broadcast.
  • ‘Mr. Robot’ Finale Postponed Because of Similarity to Live TV Killings

    08/26/2015 2:40:03 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 23 replies
    Variety ^ | 8-26-2015 | Cynthia Littleton
    USA Network has postponed tonight’s scheduled season finale of hacker drama series “Mr. Robot” for a week because the episode includes a scene with similarities to the real-life murders that occurred on live TV this morning in Virginia. “Out of respect to the victims, their families and colleagues, and our viewers, we are postponing tonight’s episode. Our thoughts go out to all those affected during this difficult time,” USA said in a statement. Early today, a reporter, Alison Parker, and cameraman, Adam Ward, for WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Va., were shot and killed while delivering a live report for the station’s...
  • Is Netflix Worth It? Opinions Please ! - vanity

    08/22/2015 1:52:16 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 138 replies
    Brain | 8/22/2015 | vladimir998
    Please tell me if you think Netflix's basic service is worthwhile. If you have it, do you regret it or recommend it? I know they have plenty of movies, but do they stream any current TV shows after they air on cable (say next day, or something like that)?
  • ‘F Troop’ Actress Melody Patterson Dies at 66

    08/21/2015 10:17:33 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 91 replies
    variety ^ | august 21, 2015
    TV actress Melody Patterson, best known for playing Wrangler Jane on “F Troop,” died Thursday at the age of 66. Patterson died in a nursing home after multiple organ failure, according to reports. In addition to her starring role on “F Troop” from 1965-1967, Patterson appeared on other television shows of the era including “The Monkees,” “Adam-12” and “Green Acres.” She was also in a handful of episodes of “Hawaii Five-O,” which featured her husband at the time, James MacArthur.
  • What are your favorite military themed TV series?

    08/21/2015 7:50:23 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 145 replies
    one man's opinion...
    TGIF, so I thought I'd take a little break from ATTAC (all things Trump and Clinton) and turn to a lighter topic. In almost 70 years of network television, the two most popular genres by far have been westerns and police. Doctor/medical dramas have always entertained audiences. But I wanted to see which military themed TV series Freepers like, and/or remember most.
  • Bud Yorkin, ‘Jeffersons’ and ‘All in the Family’ Director-Producer, Dies at 89

    08/19/2015 10:06:58 AM PDT · by Borges · 17 replies
    Variety ^ | 8/19/2015 | Pat Saperstein
    Bud Yorkin, director of influential 1970s TV shows including “All In The Family,” “Maude,” “The Jeffersons,” “Sanford and Sons” and “Diff’rent Strokes,” died Aug. 18 of natural causes at his home in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 89. Yorkin played a pivotal role in developing some of the most popular series of the 1970s in partnership with Norman Lear at Tandem Productions. He was nominated for three Emmys and worked on TV series that won 25 Emmys and 10 Golden Globes. His feature film directing credits included “Love Hurts,” “Twice In A Lifetime,” “Arthur 2: On...
  • JON STEWART WILL HOST WWE’S SUMMERSLAM

    08/18/2015 6:57:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    AwfulAnnouncing.com ^ | 8/17/15 | Matt Yoder
    Jon Stewart is taking his talents to the squared circle. After retiring from The Daily Show, Stewart has been named as host of the WWE pay per view extravaganza SummerSlam this Sunday from Brooklyn. Stewart is one of the biggest celebrity WWE fans there is and was a guest on an episode of Monday Night Raw earlier this year. In other words, he actually knows a thing or two about the product....
  • The 2015 Teen Choice Awards Were A Little Too Grown Up [Obsessed w/Sexual Behaviour]

    08/17/2015 4:46:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Indy Channel ^ | 8/17/15 | Grant Suneson
    Fox held the 17th annual Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, but parts of the show seemed a little too grown up for the teen audience. "I'm glad to meet you. Turn up, girl, blow the speaker yeah, think about it now blow the speaker," Flo Rida rapped at the Teen Choice Awards.
  • TV presenter refuses to report on the Kardashians, has on-air meltdown

    08/13/2015 12:45:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 08/12/2015
    We’ve all had those days at work right? Those days where you want to set your computer on fire, flip your boss the bird and yell ‘you literally couldn’t pay me to keep doing this’ as you storm out the door. A news anchorman in Orlando, US, has had a work-related meltdown, almost worthy of your darkest and weakest on-the-job moments, after having to report on the Kardashians. During the broadcast John Brown took exception to reporting on Kris Jenner naming her rabbit Bruce. He stood up and walked off the set of ‘Good Day Orlando’ as soon as he...
  • Jon Stewart’s irrelevance [Viewership CRATERED as time went on]

    08/11/2015 3:36:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    World Crass ^ | 8/11/15 | Crassus
    Of recent late-night comedy shows to go off the air, the one with the steepest decline in its final year was Jon Stewart’s. In his concluding performance, Stewart had 3.5 million viewers, and in his last year he had an average of 1.5 million viewers per show.
  • Bundled Cable Death Watch: Q2 Cord-Cutting Soars to 566,000

    08/11/2015 2:54:15 PM PDT · by Dacula · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8-11-15 | John Nolte
    The largest swindle big business ever played on the American people — forcing us to pay huge cable bills for dozens of channels we never watch — is slowly coming apart. Even with an ever-increasing population, the pay TV industry (cable and satellite) lost a net 566,000 subscribers last quarter. When you add in Q1, that’s a total of 887,000 lost customers in just six short months. There is just no question that customers are getting tech savvy and budget savvy. The result is a growing wave of cord-cutters (last quarter was the second biggest drop in pay TV customers...
  • Jon Stewart Hosts 'The Daily Show' for Last Time ["News" Industry Gets Vapors]

    08/07/2015 5:45:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    After 16 groundbreaking seasons on "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart hosted the program for the very last time Thursday night, and a plethora of special guests joined him. The hour-long finale started as expected with Stewart, 52, bringing his unique brand of sarcastic comedy. But tears eventually came after so many former correspondents he has helped along the way continued to thank the icon.
  • Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy end their relationship

    08/05/2015 4:52:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | 8/4/15 | PETER SBLENDORIO, DAVID HINCKLEY
    Kermit and Miss Piggy have split up and moved on. One of the great cross-species power couples of show biz will no longer be an item when ABC's new prime-time revival of "The Muppets" premieres on Sept. 22. (8 p.m.). The two sent out a joint tweet Tuesday confirming their separation, though Kermit admitted to TV writers here it happened some time ago.
  • Can the United States Stop a War With Russia?

    08/04/2015 11:46:36 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 21 replies
    New York Observer ^ | August 4, 2015 | Jack Hanick
    America is heading for war with Russia. Some call the current situation “an increase of hostility” or “Cold War II.” There are two sides to this story. I believe that American journalists from all political persuasions are not offering critical analysis. Understanding the Russian side and taking their arguments seriously can help prevent serious consequences. Americans believe that Russians are fed propaganda by the state-controlled media. If Russians only could hear the truth, the thinking goes, they would welcome the US position. This is not so. There are more than 300 TV stations available in Moscow. Only 6 are state-controlled....
  • 'Last Man Standing' star Tim Allen: 'We're going to drill Hillary'

    08/04/2015 10:42:37 PM PDT · by rikkir · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/4/2015 | Paulette Cohn
    LOS ANGELES – Season 5 of "Last Man Standing" is going to get political with the presidential race upon us, and neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump is going to be safe from the wisecracking Mike Baxter, played by Tim Allen. "We're going to drill Hillary," the star told FOX411 at the Television Critics Association Q&A session for his ABC series. "It will be horrible personally if Hillary continued [to lead the Democrats], but it will be great for the storyline if she continues."
  • Former news anchor Robin Smith to run for Missouri secretary of state

    08/04/2015 10:53:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Missourian ^ | 8/2/15 | SUMMER BALLENTINE
    Former St. Louis news anchor Robin Smith announced Sunday that she's running as a Democrat for secretary of state. The retired KMOV-TV anchor appears to be the first Democrat to enter the 2016 race for the seat, which is opening because Democratic Secretary of State Jason Kander is running to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt. "What Missouri needs now, more than ever, is a public servant who checks their politics at the door," Smith said in a statement. "That has been my life's work and my training. I look forward to giving Missourians straightforward, professional service as their Secretary...
  • A CNN Founder Answers Why The Media Is Often One-Sided When It Comes To Guns

    07/31/2015 9:05:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/23/2015 | Frank Miniter
    The reporting on why U.S. Army personnel stationed at recruiting centers aren’t allowed to be armed has to make anyone who knows a little about guns, and the gun issues, wonder if those news outlets are aware of what they’re not reporting? Do they understand why some Americans feel compelled to stand outside Army recruiting centers with guns? Any curious person might then wonder if ignorance or bias is the central reason why the mainstream media so often ignores studies and facts that are inconvenient to the anti-gun-rights point of view? There are, after all, over 100 million gun owners...
  • The 50 Greatest Sci-Fi TV Shows Ever

    07/25/2015 11:07:06 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 157 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | March 4, 2013 | Jordan Hoffman
    From the whiz-bang and cheesy to the far-out and prematurely cancelled, sci-fi and TV have had a nice run. We locked ourselves in the basement with several milk crates of VHS tapes, laser discs, and back issues of Starlog to come up with the top 50 science-fiction television shows.
  • WTMJ reporter-anchor Tom Murray leaving TV station for ministry

    07/24/2015 8:19:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 7/19/15 | Chris Foran
    Reporter and weekend news anchor Tom Murray is leaving WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) to join the ministry staff at Oak Creek Assembly of God church. Murray made the announcement on his Facebook page Sunday morning, saying he's joining the church staff at the end of August. Murray joined WTMJ in 2007. A Portage, Mich., native, he is the anchor on the station's Saturday and Sunday morning news shows, and a general assignment reporter.... Murray and his wife, Jennifer, are active in Oak Creek Assembly of God's young adult, drama and Sunday school ministries. "My Christian faith is the source of happiness...
  • Jon Stewart Told Wyatt Cenac to ‘F**** Off’ When He Was Challenged About Race

    07/24/2015 5:44:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Vulture ^ | 7/23/15 | E Alex Jung
    While there are going to be a lot of fond farewells to Jon Stewart, who will do his final episode of The Daily Show August 6, Wyatt Cenac has a much more complicated memory of the late-night host. Cenac, who was a writer and correspondent on The Daily Show for over four years, spoke with Marc Maron on his "WTF" podcast about what it was like working with Stewart. Maron asked, "And you got along with Jon?" "Naw," replied Cenac. While Cenac initially wanted to see Stewart as a father figure, he didn't get that. What he remembers instead is...
  • Pitbull's New Spanish-Language Album "Dale" Slamming Donald Trump

    07/17/2015 5:08:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Latino Post ^ | 7/17/15
    ..... asked to give his two cents on Donald Trump's inflammatory comments against Mexican immigrants. In his candidacy speech on June 16, the Republican presidential candidate referred to Mexicans as rapists, criminals, and drug dealers. "My mom used to say the two biggest diseases in the world are greed and ignorance. I think Trump is far from ignorant, but I don't think he really understood what he was saying and the power of Latinos," Pitbull told Billboard. "[He didn't understand] how we're always united, and how we truly respect this country way too much; we respect the liberty it gives...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - SPACE:1999 Dragon's Domain (1974)

    07/10/2015 8:22:56 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Tonight's second feature is a classic bit of dark science fiction from the 1970s. Astronaut and pilot Tony Cellini (Gianni Garko) is in the throes of what most people on Moonbase Alpha believe is a mental breakdown. The only survivor of a disastrous mission that wrecked his career some years before, Cellini is once again claiming the existence of an impossible alien creature, one that Cellini is obsessed with destroying...
  • Watch the uncomfortable trailer for MTV’s documentary White People

    07/09/2015 10:55:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    entertainment weekly ^ | 7/9/15 | Marc Snetiker
    Discomfort has a name, and it’s MTV’s White People. The network is serious about its newest documentary from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who won the prize for covering the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007. White People tackles the hot topic conversation of white privilege head-on in a special presentation borne out of MTV’s Emmy-winning Look Different campaign. The doc premieres on July 22 on MTV and follows five young white people from around the country, exploring their notions of racial identity in modern America.
  • Cosby reruns pulled from Bounce TV, Centric following new revelations

    07/08/2015 8:37:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | July 7, 2015
    Bounce TV, an Atlanta-based African-American network, announced on Tuesday that it would immediately pull reruns of "Cosby," the Bill Cosby sitcom that ran from 1996 to 2000. At the same time, Centric, a BET-owned network, will be yanking all "Cosby Show" episodes from its schedule beginning on Wednesday "until further notice," according to a company spokesman.
  • I’m a gun-owning American but I hate the NRA

    07/01/2015 9:02:57 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 78 replies
    National Post ^ | June 30, 2015 | David Fellerath
    Some time after I bought my first gun, I got a robocall from the National Rifle Association, asking me to join. After the customary “Please stay on the line. . .” from a pleasant but earnest voice, I recoiled from the barkings of an angry-sounding man: “Did I know that Barack Hussein Obama and European leaders are meeting on American soil right now, at this very moment, to plot the confiscation of my guns?” The caller continued with his insinuations of an imminent United Nations plot against America, but before I could be handed off to a live operator, I...
  • Donald Trump’s Miss USA Pageant Finds New Home On Reelz

    07/02/2015 5:16:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | 7/2/15 | Dominic Patten
    Dumped by NBC and Univision over Donald Trump’s remarks about “rapists” immigrants, the beauty pageant will still be televised out of Baton Rouge on July 12 after all thanks to some new friends in cable. In a deal with the Trump co-owned Miss Universe Organization, Reelz have picked up the exclusive rights to this year’s Miss USA pageant.
  • OK all I am SEROIUSLY thinking about "Cutting the Cable" any suggestions on...

    06/30/2015 6:00:04 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 96 replies
    30 June 2015 | US Navy Vet
    ...Internet and getting a FEW Channels(Fox News, History, H2, and AHC etc...)?
  • Jimmy Fallon Hospitalized With Hand Injury, Tonight Show Taping Canceled

    06/26/2015 9:38:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    www.gossipcop.com ^ | 06-26-2015 | By Shari Weiss
    Jimmy Fallon is in the hospital. The “Tonight Show” host reportedly checked into a New York City hospital late Thursday. He is reportedly getting treatment in the intensive care unit. This, however, has not been confirmed. The official “Fallon Tonight” Twitter account tweeted, “Hey guys – unfortunately tonight’s taping has been cancelled due to Jimmy injuring his hand. He’s totally fine but we’ll be airing a repeat. If you had tickets to tonight’s show, we’ll be in contact with you to reschedule your tix.” The account went on to insist Fallon is “okay,” and that fans shouldn’t “worry.” Earlier Thursday,...
  • New ABC series features Mormon character wearing nothing but temple garments (Quantico)

    06/24/2015 2:36:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | June 24, 2015 | Scott D. Pierce
    There's a Mormon character in one of ABC's new fall series. And viewers will learn this when they see him wearing nothing but his temple garments. That's just one of the reasons that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may not be particularly pleased with that character in the pilot of "Quantico," which is scheduled to premiere on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 9 p.m. on ABC/Ch. 4. The series is about a bunch of new recruits who arrive at the FBI training base in Quantico, Va., for training.
  • Dick Van Patten 'Eight Is Enough' Star Dies at 86

    06/23/2015 3:23:41 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 13 replies
    TMZ ^ | 23 June 2015 | TMZ Staff
    Dick Van Patten, best known for playing the dad on the classic TV show "Eight Is Enough," died Tuesday morning in Santa Monica. Van Patten's rep released a statement Tuesday, saying, "I am sorry to report this sad news. His family will not be doing any press at this time." He reportedly died of complications from diabetes. Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2015/06/23/dick-van-patten-dead-eight-is-enough-dies/#ixzz3dvWcoe3z
  • NBC's The Island clip: We can't describe how gross this is [Handling with fecal matter]

    06/11/2015 2:25:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    entertainment weekly ^ | Lynette Rice
    On the next episode of NBC’s The Island—the Bear Grylls-hosted adventure series about a bunch of men who are left to fend for themselves on a deserted island—one of the participants battles an epic case of constipation.... ....But you won’t believe how he finds relief.... “You haven’t truly lived until you’ve spent two and a half hours digging four to five pounds of coconut, bark and crab shell out of your own butt,” admits Williams. Actually, we think you haven’t truly lived until you talk about spending two and a half hours digging stuff out of your butt on national...
  • Is Boston Station Blurring Line Between Ads and News?

    06/02/2015 2:43:26 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Adweek.com ^ | 6/1/15 | Kevin Eck
    It seems a Boston station is testing the viewers appetite for the separation between advertising and journalism. The Boston Globe reports CBS owned WSBK recently started running an interview segment called A Few Good Minutes produced by a local marketing firm and the CBS owned MyNetworkTV station. The first segment aired at the tail end of WSBK’s 10:000 p.m. newscast Thursday night. You can watch the video down below.
  • Chattanooga TV station WRCB rejects gay-marriage ad

    06/02/2015 2:19:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | 6/1/15 | Andy Sher
    By refusing to air pro-gay marriage ads featuring a Tennessee physician who recently served a tour of military duty in Afghanistan, a Chattanooga television station suddenly finds itself in the thick of the debate. Last week, NBC-affiliate WRCB-TV Channel 3 turned down efforts by Freedom to Marry, a national pro-marriage equality group, to purchase air time for its 30-second spot as the U.S. Supreme Court nears an expected decision on the issue later this month. The station's rejection has since burned up the Internet with articles on Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, the Wonkette blog and a Fox Radio News blog...
  • TV host Larysa Switlyk kills and cooks baby deer during hunt with controversial Czech 'sexy hunter'

    06/01/2015 7:54:35 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 June 2015 | Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
    A 'sexy' Czech hunter who has been widely criticized for posting photos of her big game trophies and an American TV host paired up for a controversial outing in Slovakia. Michaela Fialova and Larysa Switlyk documented their trip as they hunted roe deer in Europe together, filming as they went in search of the animals. The ladies documented not just the kill, but also the aftermath as they cooked and ate the animals. Fiavola, 27, who is from Litomerice, Czech Republic, spends the rest of her time working as a personal trainer, kick-boxer and guide for other hunters in Africa...
  • Vanity - getting rid of Dish

    05/31/2015 6:32:01 PM PDT · by jagusafr · 48 replies
    31may15 | Jagusafr
    FReepers - I've seen a number of folks mention that they don't have cable or dish and still watch TV. Anybody got any insight on using a digital antenna, Roku, computer and Netflix? And whether it's worth it?
  • Baton Rouge Reporter Arrested After Run-In with Police

    05/29/2015 10:00:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    adweek.com ^ | 5/29/15 | Kevin Eck
    WBRZ reporter Brett Buffington was arrested after a run-in with officers at the scene of a burglary investigation Thursday morning. According to The Advocate, the Baton Rouge, La. ABC affiliate’s reporter was booked on counts of interfering with an officer and intimidating a public official. Police placed Buffington in the back of a police unit until the area was made safe, the report says. Buffington was then issued a criminal summons and told he was free to leave, to which he told an officer, “Hope you enjoy the rest of your career.” The report says the officer took the comment...
  • I am SICK & TIRED of MadAve attacks on White Males! [Vanity]

    05/28/2015 1:46:29 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 65 replies
    Self
    OK, I've just watch the Nth iteration of Madison Avenue's everlasting attack of the last domestic enemy, the White Male (WM)! In recent memory there were the series of stupid Caucasian (non-Hispanic variant) men who 'starred' in the SPDR Fund ads. Now we have the AT&T ad campaign with the current one showing the husband/father totally unable to manage while the all-knowing female was away. A previous ad in this campaign had an equally clueless WM in a Real Estate Agency group of 4 much smarter women.
  • Texas Rising

    05/26/2015 8:00:06 PM PDT · by stuck_in_new_orleans · 53 replies
    Anyone watching the miniseries on History Channel? I missed part 1. Watching second. Not that great but I haven't changed the channel yet.
  • “I Love Lucy” was Sunday Night’s Number 1 Scripted Show, Nearly Twice as Many Viewers as “Mad Men”

    05/19/2015 4:37:26 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 89 replies
    Showbiz 411 ^ | May 19, 2015
    Sunday night: Two reruns of “I Love Lucy” from the 1950s, colorized (objectionable, but ok whatever) scored the highest total viewers of all scripted shows that night. “Lucy” had 6.4 million total viewers. That’s almost twice the very high “Mad Men” score of 3.3 million viewers on Sunday. That’s shows with scripts. The Billboard Music Awards had 11 million, and “60 Minutes” had 9 million. But of all the other shows on TV Sunday night– Dateline, The Simpsons, Battle Creek– Lucy prevailed. “Lucy” scored twice as many total viewers as Andy Samberg in “Brooklyn Nine Nine.”
  • A star-studded tribute to blacks on TV, yesterday and today

    05/14/2015 7:47:07 PM PDT · by PROCON · 60 replies
    AP ^ | May 14, 2015 | FRAZIER MOORE
    NEW YORK (AP) — When Oprah Winfrey was a youngster, the mere sighting of an African-American on television was occasion to alert all the neighbors, she recalled. "We would call them to say, 'Colored people are on TV! Colored people are on!'" The only black child she was ever likely to see telecast was the unflattering role model Buckwheat on the ancient "Little Rascals" comedies, Winfrey added.
  • Woman arrested after breaking 7 flat-screen televisions with hatchet at Alaska store

    05/12/2015 7:37:37 AM PDT · by dware · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05.11.2015 | AP via Fox News
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A woman smashed seven flat-screen TVs at a store in Alaska with a hatchet and later told police that people on the televisions were watching her, according to police and court documents obtained Monday. Miranda Davison, 33, was arrested on a felony charge of criminal mischief following the vandalism Sunday at a Walmart in Juneau.
  • Fox calling an end to ‘American Idol’

    05/11/2015 7:48:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2015 10:32 AM EDT | David Bauder
    Fox is lowering the curtain on “American Idol,” ending a series that dominated television throughout the 2000s and made stars of the likes of Simon Cowell, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. The network announced Monday that “American Idol” will go off the air after its 15th season next spring. The cast from the past seasons, with Ryan Seacrest as host and Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. as judges, will return for a season-long celebration of the show’s history. “American Idol” faded over the past few years, eclipsed in the music competition genre it pioneered by “The Voice”...
  • Ukrainian War-Film Hero: Soviet Victory 'Was By All'

    05/09/2015 7:58:47 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | May 09, 2015 | Valentin Baryshnikov and Daisy Sindelar
    Russian state television is promising a special treat for military veterans for Victory Day on May 9: a newly colorized version of the 1973 film classic Only Old Men Are Going To Battle, the powerful story of a doomed squadron of World War II fighter pilots. There's just one problem. The movie, arguably one of the best of the Soviet war genre, was directed by a Ukrainian, filmed in Ukraine, and stars more than a half-dozen Ukrainian actors -- including Vladimir Talashko, whose character, an aspiring opera singer, is killed after deliberately crashing his plane into a Nazi supply train,...
  • Obama Makes Final Appearance on David Letterman

    05/05/2015 4:11:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Time ^ | 5/4/15 | Maya Rhodan
    ....As Letterman counts down the days until his final show on May 20, he was joined by President Obama, who is also heading towards retirement when he leaves office on Jan. 20, 2017. The two alternated between sincere appreciation and goofy jokes in Obama’s eighth and final appearance on “The Late Show” (and third since becoming president). Letterman asked what Obama would do once he leaves the White House.
  • Comcast Is Said to End $45 Billion Bid for Time Warner Cable

    04/23/2015 6:47:05 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4-23-15 | EMILY STEEL, DAVID GELLES, REBECCA R. RUIZ and ERIC LIPTON
    Facing intense regulatory scrutiny, Comcast is planning to abandon its $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable, people briefed on the matter said on Thursday, ending a bid that would have united the country’s two largest cable operators and reshaped the rapidly evolving video and broadband markets. The collapse of the deal comes as technology changes and an array of Internet offerings upend how people watch and pay for television, making broadband service more important than ever. Had the deal been approved, the combined company would have controlled as much as 57 percent of the nation’s broadband market and just...
  • Anyone watching AD?

    04/19/2015 6:28:25 PM PDT · by MNDude · 22 replies
    Anyone here watching Mark Burnett's AD? (Story about apostles and early church) What are your impressions of the series so far?
  • Six Reasons We'll Miss 'Justified'

    04/16/2015 6:18:39 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 54 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 4/16/15 | Maureen Ryan
    (*snip*) 1. It loved language... 2. It had an amazing rotating crew of actors... 3. It valued intelligence.... 4. It had some pretty great female characters... 5. It was about working-class characters just trying to get by.... 6. “Justified” had the best hang time.... (*snip*)
  • 'Rocky Horror' TV Remake In Works At Fox With Gail Berman & Kenny Ortega

    04/10/2015 3:27:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    Deadline | Hollywood ^ | April 10, 2015 | Nellie Andreeva
    As we mark the 40th anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fox is prepping a remake of the cult classic. The two-hour taped event special, which is in development with a cast-contingent order, is executive produced by Gail Berman of The Jackal Group; the 1975 movie's producer Lou Adler; and Kenny Ortega, who is set to direct and choreograph. Fox 21 TV Studios is producing.
  • Richard Dysart, the Patriarchal Senior Partner of 'L.A. Law,' Dies at 86

    04/09/2015 2:49:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 9, 2015 | Mike Barnes , Duane Byrge
    Richard Dysart, the Emmy-winning actor who portrayed the cranky senior partner Leland McKenzie in the slick, long-running NBC drama L.A. Law, has died. He was 86.Dysart, who also played Coach in the original 1972 Broadway production of Jason Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning That Championship Season, died Sunday at home in Santa Monica after a long illness, his wife, artist Kathryn Jacobi, told The Hollywood Reporter ...He ... was the bad guy who battled Clint Eastwood in Pale Rider ...
  • Geoffrey Lewis, Western Star and Juliette Lewis' Dad, Dies at 79

    04/08/2015 9:06:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 59 replies
    People ^ | April 8, 2015
    Geoffrey Lewis, the father of actress Juliette Lewis, has died. He was 79 ... Lewis was well known for his appearances in western films and his roles in multiple Clint Eastwood movies ... He also had various television credits on popular series ...