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The Super Bowl proves to a huge platform for almost anyone with a message

It may have started with puppies, but now everyone wants in on the big game. Key and Peele, Alicia Florrick, Jason Bourne, Stephen Colbert, Mother Jones, President Obama, Conan O'Brien, Tina Fey, James Corden — they all showed up, in one way or the other, during Super Bowl 50, and not to root for...

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  • 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...

  • Netflix renews 'Orange Is the New Black' for season five. And six. And seven

    Netflix renews 'Orange Is the New Black' for season five. And six. And seven

    On the heels of the show’s second consecutive SAG award for comedy ensemble, Netflix announced Friday that “Orange is the New Black” has been renewed for an additional three seasons. The series, centered around a fictional Litchfield, Conn., federal women’s prison and the inmates therein, has met...

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  • Spike Lee's 'Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall' really shakes it down

    Spike Lee's 'Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall' really shakes it down

    The title of Spike Lee's "Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall," an exhilarating new documentary premiering Friday on Showtime, could not be any plainer or more accurate. It's the story of how a child prodigy and pre-teen idol became a world-conquering solo artist, from the Jackson...

  • The 'shut up and watch' standard: Super Bowl advertisers are judged as much as the players

    The 'shut up and watch' standard: Super Bowl advertisers are judged as much as the players

    Who was the least valuable player in last year's Super Bowl? Viewers might say it was the tousle-haired young boy in the Nationwide Insurance spot, talking about all the cool things he missed because he was killed in a household accident.Headline writers dubbed it the “Dead Kid” commercial. Social...

  • FX casts Professor X's son in its TV adaptation of 'Legion'

    FX casts Professor X's son in its TV adaptation of 'Legion'

    "Legion," Marvel television's pilot for the FX Network about a diagnosed schizophrenic named David who is about to give up on life before he meets his dream girl, has cast Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza and Jean Smart in key roles. Comic book fans know the connection that character David, who will be...

  • 'The Flash' and 'Supergirl' crossover is officially happening

    'The Flash' and 'Supergirl' crossover is officially happening

    Make way for Barry Allen, National City. That "The Flash"-"Supergirl" crossover is really happening. Grant Gustin will appear as the Scarlet Speedster in the March 28 episode of "Supergirl," CBS announced Wednesday. "We are so incredibly excited to announce something that we have dreamed of happening...

  • Schwimmer, Colbert recall their Northwestern performances, bad hair

    Schwimmer, Colbert recall their Northwestern performances, bad hair

    Before he was on "Friends" and "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," David Schwimmer was a struggling actor in Chicago working at Ed Debevic's. Schwimmer stopped by "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Tuesday and it was a reunion of sorts since Schwimmer, 49, and Colbert, 51, were...

  • The truth about show biz, according to Javier Grillo-Marxuach

    The truth about show biz, according to Javier Grillo-Marxuach

    If all he had ever done was create "The Middleman," a madcap, madly allusive mix of sci-fi adventure, celebration and parody that ran for a season in 2008 on ABC Family (now Freeform, whatever), Javier Grillo-Marxuach would have a place on my figurative shelf of culture heroes. (It is stocked with...

  • Relativity Media is approved to exit bankruptcy but must meet judge's conditions

    Relativity Media is approved to exit bankruptcy but must meet judge's conditions

    A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has signaled he will approve Relativity Media's plan to exit bankruptcy, but not before Ryan Kavanaugh’s embattled studio meets certain conditions to demonstrate that it can continue its business.The conditional confirmation by Judge Michael Wiles marks an important...

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