Tag: Television

On ‘S.N.L.,’ a Game of ‘Deal or No Deal’ to End the Government Shutdown

[Looking for TV and movie recommendations? Sign up for our newsletter, Watching.] With the partial government shutdown continuing to stretch on, “Saturday Night Live” proposed its own solution to the standoff: a game show parody. The first new “S.N.L.” of 2019 opened with a special “government shutdown edition” of “Deal […]

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R. Kelly’s Manager Surrenders on Threat Charge

A manager for R. Kelly turned himself into the authorities in Georgia on Friday on charges that he threatened a man who accuses the R&B singer of holding his daughter captive. The manager, Henry James Mason, 52, of Mableton, Ga., was wanted on a warrant for terroristic threats and acts […]

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It’s Final: Megyn Kelly and NBC Part Ways. And She Will Be Paid in Full.

After a drawn-out negotiation period, NBC and Megyn Kelly have formally agreed to part ways. The network and the onetime cable news star reached a final agreement on Friday, nearly three months after she wondered aloud on-air why it was inappropriate for white people to dress up in blackface for […]

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Lizzie McGuire was an awkward teen girl who taught me I didn’t have to be “perfect”

Lizzie McGuire Taught Me That The “Perfect” Girl Didn’t Exist – HelloGiggles Lizzie McGuire was an awkward teen girl who taught me I didn’t have to be “perfect” this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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Golden Globe Award Winners So Far: The List

ImageKeri Russell in “The Americans.”CreditEric Liebowitz/FX Best Television Series, Drama: “The Americans,” FX Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama: Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve” Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama: Richard Madden, “Bodyguard” Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical […]

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Why De Blasio Loves ‘The Simpsons’ (and Where He’d Take Homer in New York City)

On Sunday night, Mayor Bill de Blasio will appear as himself — in animated form — on “The Simpsons,” his second time on the show. Mr. de Blasio does not pop up frequently in television shows or films, although he has made cameos on “The Good Wife,” a favorite of […]

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Golden Globes Briefing: Golden Globes 2019: What to Watch For

ImageSandra Oh, a Golden Globe nominee, and Andy Samberg are this year’s hosts.CreditKevork Djansezian/Getty Images LOS ANGELES — How the Hollywood pendulum swings: The Golden Globe Awards seem poised to dispense with the seriousness that marked last year’s ceremony, when actresses draped themselves in black to protest sexual harassment and […]

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Ellen DeGeneres: Academy Should Reinstate Kevin Hart as Oscars Host

“I called the academy today because I really want you to host the Oscars,” DeGeneres told Hart. “I was so excited when I heard that they asked you. I thought it was an amazing thing. I knew how important it was and how it was a dream.” “So I called […]

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LG announces its 2019 TV line-up: Google Assistant, Alexa, HDMI 2.1, and two 8K models

CES officially kicks off next week, but if there’s anything we know about LG, it’s that the company will trickle down 90% of its announcements before the show even begins. We’ve already seen its three new Google Assistant-powered soundbars and now we’re learning about six new TV series for its 2019 line-up, all of which […]

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Bob Einstein, a.k.a. Super Dave Osborne, Is Dead at 76

Bob Einstein, whose career as a comedy writer took a quirky turn into television acting as the hapless daredevil Super Dave Osborne, and later as a friend of Larry David’s on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” died on Wednesday at his home in Indian Wells, Calif. He was 76. His manager, Lee […]

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From Gangsters to Governor Cuomo: Michael Imperioli on Playing the Tough Guys

When Michael Imperioli stars in the finale of Showtime’s historical prison-break drama, “Escape at Dannemora,” on Sunday, his roles will have traversed an almost 30-year arc from one extreme end of the law to the other: from New York gangster to New York Governor. Imperioli first drew wider attention in […]

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The Most Memorable TV Episodes of 2018

Many of us watch television in batches now, inhaling seasons and whole series in snack-fueled sessions where individual episodes run together, differentiated by just a few impatient clicks of the remote. But the people who make those series still build them episode by episode, constructing individual half-hours and hours that […]

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Sexual Harassment Is Illegal, but It May Not Get You Fired

Activists who have protested CBS’s handling of sexual harassment likely breathed a sigh of relief this week: the television network’s former chief executive, Les Moonves, will not get a golden parachute as he exits the company after multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault. It’s a small sliver of justice […]

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Penny Marshall, TV Sitcom Star and Hollywood Director, Dies at 76

Penny Marshall, the nasal-voiced co-star of the slapstick sitcom “Laverne & Shirley” and later the chronically self-deprecating director of hit films like “Big” and “A League of Their Own,” died on Monday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 76. Her publicist, Michelle Bega, said the cause was complications […]

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