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  • The best -- and worst -- social media reactions to Beyoncé's halftime show

    The best -- and worst -- social media reactions to Beyoncé's halftime show

    Coldplay? What's a Coldplay? Super Bowl 50, like most live events, played out as much on Twitter as it did on television. Some people were just there for the halftime show, featuring Coldplay with "guests" Beyoncé and Bruno Mars. At least one person wasn't sure who else was supposed to be there....

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 'Lucha Underground' captures diverse L.A. in a wrestling ring, with tights and melodrama

    'Lucha Underground' captures diverse L.A. in a wrestling ring, with tights and melodrama

    Across the Los Angeles River, in a warehouse of ghosts and corrugated steel, King Cuerno fastens his mask and strides bare-chested past girders and broken windows toward the ring, where wrestlers spin in pinwheels and dance on ropes in a frenzied ballet of peacock colors and flying head scissors....

  • 'Animals' on HBO turns our furry friends into the obnoxious bro next-door

    'Animals' on HBO turns our furry friends into the obnoxious bro next-door

    For years, I've wished animals could speak, but it took only four half-hour episodes of HBO's new animated series "Animals" for me to pray they'd shut up. Seriously, who knew that urban rats, pigeons, dogs, cats, swans and geese were so weirdly insecure and blindly narcissistic? Awkward at parties,...

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