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It may be on The CW, but 'Jane the Virgin' is worth the watch

Calling all TV snobs: If you still think “Jane the Virgin” isn’t worth your time because it’s on The CW, think again. First, a precursor: I’m a reformed snob myself when it comes to The CW. Even as a teenager, I found it so crushingly adolescent. I saw it as a network only to be openly watched...

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  • Super Bowl 2016: Beyoncé gets the halftime win with Coldplay's blessing

    Super Bowl 2016: Beyoncé gets the halftime win with Coldplay's blessing

    For a band that’s been called wimpy for the better part of two decades, Coldplay showed some remarkable chutzpah Sunday night in the halftime show at Super Bowl 50. Sure, frontman Chris Martin was his usual heart-on-sleeve self, starting the performance with a few lines from Coldplay’s ultra-sensitive...

  • Second-half Super Bowl ads are filled with juke box heroes

    Second-half Super Bowl ads are filled with juke box heroes

      The ads in the second half of Super Bowl 50 had more fancy actors — further proof that good feature film work is still tough to come by. Liam Nelson for LG, Anthony Hopkins for Turbo Tax and Christopher Walken in a hilarious spot for Kia Motors. He should win a Clio for best performance with...

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  • Super Bowl commercials 2016: Best and worst

    Super Bowl commercials 2016: Best and worst

    As Super Bowl 50 proved to be a defensive battle on the field, it was that way in the ads, as well. Paying a reported $5 million for 30 seconds, advertiser after advertiser played it cautious by trotting out familiar faces and familiar music to help pitch their products. Some of it worked (Alec...

  • Noteworthy Super Bowl ads: Movie stars and constipation

    Noteworthy Super Bowl ads: Movie stars and constipation

    By the end of the second quarter, Super Bowl 50 is looking like it has the most celebrity-studded array of commercials in recent memory. Alec Baldwin, Missy Elliot, Jason Schwartzman and Dan Marino partied for Amazon Echo, Ryan Reynolds looked good for Hyandai Elantra, and Steven Tyler screeched...

  • Bernie Sanders spars with Larry David on 'Saturday Night Live'

    Bernie Sanders spars with Larry David on 'Saturday Night Live'

    Host Larry David gently spoofed Bernie Sanders on "Saturday Night Live" as the Democratic presidential candidate made an extended appearance on the NBC late-night show opposite his showbiz doppelganger. "SNL" made the most of David's resemblance to the fiercely independent Vermont senator with...

  • For family and friends of James Foley, 'Jim' is a mark of the man

    For family and friends of James Foley, 'Jim' is a mark of the man

    John Foley felt a complicated set of emotions when he viewed the now infamous video of his son, the journalist James Wright Foley, being executed by Islamic State 18 months ago. "Despite the world watching, I felt so bad he was alone and none of us were there," John said in an interview with his...

  • NAACP Image Awards 2016 | Show highlights

    NAACP Image Awards 2016 | Show highlights

     

  • Bernie Sanders likely to appear on 'SNL' with Larry David

    Bernie Sanders likely to appear on 'SNL' with Larry David

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders may be getting an up-and-close look at the man who portrays him on television: comedian Larry David. Sanders is taking a short break from the campaign trail in New Hampshire and planning to be in New York on Saturday night. Senior adviser Tad Devine...

  • Samantha Bee goes 'Full Frontal' after long 'Daily Show' run

    Samantha Bee goes 'Full Frontal' after long 'Daily Show' run

    Samantha Bee will bring a much-needed female perspective to the male-dominated world of late-night comedy when her weekly show, "Full Frontal," debuts Monday on TBS. She'll also bring the fearlessness that defined her 12 years as a correspondent on "The Daily Show," where she filed reliably hilarious...

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