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  • Craig Ferguson once again cracks wise on the History Channel's new panel show, 'Join or Die'

    Craig Ferguson once again cracks wise on the History Channel's new panel show, 'Join or Die'

    It was a gray day in America when Craig Ferguson left CBS' "The Late Late Show" in December 2014, a couple of weeks shy of a decade as its host. (James Corden, who sings, replaced him.) Ferguson has not been exactly invisible since. There was a stand-up special, "Just Being Honest," which aired...

  • Inside Ben Higgins' date at Wrigley Field on 'The Bachelor'

    Inside Ben Higgins' date at Wrigley Field on 'The Bachelor'

    Three days after the Mets finished their National League Championship Series sweep of the Cubs at Wrigley Field, another spectacle took place at the ballpark. Indiana native Ben Higgins, who calls himself a die-hard Cubs fan, went on a one-on-one date with Texas real estate developer JoJo Fletcher...

  • TruTV's 'Those Who Can't' is a teachable moment in subpar comedy

    TruTV's 'Those Who Can't' is a teachable moment in subpar comedy

    In the new world of television, streaming services now regularly come to the rescue of canceled cable and network shows — Netflix finished off "The Killing" and gave a home to "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." "The Mindy Project" can now be seen on Hulu, etc. But what happens to those shows created...

  • Northern Ireland's 'Game of Thrones' road painted by mistake

    "Game of Thrones" fans, don't fret: Cleaners are coming. Tourists who flock to Northern Ireland to visit the settings for the hit HBO fantasy series were incensed this week to discover that a road maintenance crew had painted a stark white line down the middle of the Dark Hedges, one of the most...

  • HBO says its HBO Now streaming service has 800,000 paying subscribers

    HBO says its HBO Now streaming service has 800,000 paying subscribers

    HBO Now, the streaming service, has about 800,000 paying subscribers. Until now, customer numbers had been something of a secret because many of the people who signed up for the service, which launched last April, took advantage of free promotional offers. HBO Chief Executive Richard Plepler announced...

  • 'SNL' star drew inspiration for short film from Chicago fabric store

    'SNL' star drew inspiration for short film from Chicago fabric store

    "Saturday Night Live" star Aidy Bryant said she drew inspiration for her upcoming short film "Darby Forever" from a Chicago fabric store. "I would get fabric for shows I was doing at Second City. And so this woman who would cut the fabric for me would always be like, 'What's this fabric for?' And...

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

    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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  • 'A Ballerina's Tale' follows Misty Copeland's incredible rise in the ballet world

    'A Ballerina's Tale' follows Misty Copeland's incredible rise in the ballet world

    If you think #OscarsSoWhite, consider the world of elite ballet. And if you want to understand why the current conversation over the lack of diversity among this year's film academy nominees is just one thread of a much larger tapestry, watch Nelson George's documentary "A Ballerina's Tale: The...

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

    The Super Bowl proves to be 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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