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Helen Hunt, Still Awesome and All ‘The Talk’ VIDEOS

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TV Rewind:  We love Helen Hunt. The athletic actress stopped by CBS’ The Talk and chewed the fat with the hosts, plus Sheryl Underwood’s Sneak Peek Appearance on ‘The Price Is Right’ is below. Helen Hunt on New Film “Ride”Oscar winner Helen Hunt discuss her new independent movie “Ride” about a mother who learns to surf as a way to connect with her son.Helen Hunt on New Film “Ride”Sheryl Underwood’s ‘The Price is Right’ Sneak Peek“The Talk” hosts share a sneak peek of Sheryl Underwood making a special appearance on “The Price is Right” airing tomorrow on CBS!Sheryl Underwood’s ‘The […]

Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS, Wed. Spieth, McIlroy Rivalry Discussion

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TV rewind: Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS, Wed. Primetime – Spieth and McIlroy Rivalry Discussion Jordan Spieth is ratcheting up the pressure against Rory McIlroy.TPC Sawgrass brings it down to boy wonder Spieth, who wants to be McIlroy’s rival. With his Masters victory last month, Spieth moved to No. 2 in the world behind McIlroy, but McIlroy took the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship last weekend.“As far as a rivalry goes, he moved even further away from it really being what I would consider a budding rivalry,” Spieth said Wednesday to the Golf Channel. “I could certainly appreciate if I […]

Pot Gets A Pass? Debate Tonight on Jim Rome On Showtime

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“I’ve had coaches tell me they’d rather have me go home at night, smoke a bowl, put [my] ass on the couch, play some X-Box, and eat some Cheetos. Rather than being out all night drinking and getting into trouble.” – Scott Fujita on NFL players using marijuana Ever since the film “North Dallas Forty” and “Longest Yard,” we have been acutely aware that painkillers and other recreational dope have been part of the sports landscape.From ShowtimeFormer NFL linebacker Scott Fujita told Jim Rome on this week’s episode of Jim Rome in Showtime this Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT that the timing of […]

Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS, McIlroy vs. Spieth: A Rivalry In The Making

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TV Rewind: Golf Channel Notable Quotes – Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS (Noon-3 p.m. ET) this Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at TPC Sawgrass (Stadium Course) in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. On World No.1 Rory McIlroy and World No. 2 Jordan Spieth Paired TogetherArron Oberholser – “I think there is a different buzz in the air this week. With Rory and Jordan playing together, it is going to make for exciting television.”Ryan Burr – “There will be a buzz around here come Thursday morning when Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy head to the first tee. There won’t be a ton […]

Billy Crystal, Will Cain, Erin Brockovich Topline ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ May 8

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Tune in to HBO Friday night as Bill Maher hosts an eclectic group for the May 8th session of “Real Time with Bill Maher.” The series continues its 13th season Friday, May 8 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at 11:30 p.m., exclusively on HBO. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with guests.Actor-comedian Billy Crystal is the top-of-show interview guest. Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are sports commentator Will Cain, former RI Gov. Lincoln Chafee […]

Broadcast Television Journalists Association Release Noms For 2015 Critics’ Choice Awards

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Monsters and Critics’ was proud to take part in the tally for this year’s Critics’ Choice Awards, where the critics hashed over performances and various televised events to come up with a tight and bright list of nominees for the coming award show, may 31, to be aired on A&E. Premium cabler HBO leads with 27 nominations and FX’s “Justified” and HBO’s “Olive Kitteridge” tie as each earns five nominations in various categories.The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) today announced nominations for the 5th annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, which will be broadcast live on A&E from the Beverly Hilton […]

U2 Busks With Jimmy Fallon In NYC Subway VIDEO

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How lucky to be a New Yorkers for a day: U2 and Jimmy Fallon treated commuters riding the subway to an impromptu version of “Angel of Harlem” as people Instagrammed the performance. U2’s latest performance featured an ‘on the mend’ Bono, who last November hurt himself badly in a bike accident.  Following the accident, U2 had canceled their Tonight Show appearances as Bono recovered. The band returns to Fallon’s Tonight Show on Friday, May 8. They are filming sketches for this show in NYC, and reportedly around 10 p.m. Monday night, U2 popped up at NYC’s Grand Central subway station […]

Steven Spielberg’s Amblin and Syfy Bring ‘Brave New World’ December 2015

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TV news: Steven Spielberg’s Amblin and Syfy Bring ‘Brave New World’ December 2015Syfy is reuniting with Emmy Award-winning Amblin Television to develop a scripted series based on Aldous Huxley’s classic novel Brave New World. Together they previously collaborated on Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken, which won a 2003 Emmy® for Best Miniseries, as well as nominations in six other categories. Brave New World is set in a world without poverty, war or disease. In this world, humans are given mind-altering drugs, free sex and rampant consumerism are the order of the day, and people no longer reproduce but are genetically engineered […]

Queen Of Lean: Lisa Lampanelli’s Whole New Look, EPIX Special June 26

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In Lisa Lampanelli’s fifth stand-up special, the world’s edgiest insult comic has a radically different look after her over 100-pound weight loss and funky haircut. She’s newly divorced and has re-started her life as an over-50 single “girl.” EPIX showcases the hilariously indelicate stand-up of Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Mean Lisa Lampanelli with the World Television Premiere of Lisa Lampanelli: Back to the Drawing Board on Friday, June 26 at 10pm ET/PT, 9C. The hour-long special, part of the network’s new line-up of Original Comedy Events, will be available exclusively on EPIX and across all EPIX platforms.In Lisa Lampanelli: Back […]

‘Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove’ Season Three Preview, Back On Hallmark In July

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Andie MacDowell is our favorite supermodel turned actress. Few have achieved her level of success, ever since the film “Green Card” she has turned heads on the screen just as she did in print. Hallmark Channel announces the highly-anticipated return of its #1 Primetime Summer Drama “Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove,” in a special two-hour season three World Premiere Saturday, July 18 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C).The third season of the network’s first Primetime Original Series, based on the beloved book series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber, stars Andie MacDowell along with Dylan Neal, Bruce Boxleitner, Barbara Niven, […]

‘Transparent’ In The Air: Amazon Prime Available on JetBlue

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Imagine you can watch you paid subscription to Amazon Prime while flying. That day is today as JetBlue announced a collaboration to bring unlimited, on-demand entertainment to airline travel later this year.Through JetBlue’s free high-speed Fly-Fi broadband internet, Amazon Prime members will be able to instantly access tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes at no additional cost to their membership, including exclusive Amazon Original Series content such as Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle and Bosch. Additionally, all JetBlue customers will be able to rent or purchase hundreds of thousands of titles in the Amazon Instant Video store, including […]

Kris Jenner Opens Up About Bruce On The Talk VIDEOS

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TV Rewind: Kris Jenner Opens Up About Bruce On The Talk. The Hosts Discus Kris Jenner Opening Up About Bruce + Mark Harmon Visits and Talks “NCIS” Family & “NCIS: New Orleans” (5/4)  Kris Jenner Opens Up About BruceNow that Bruce Jenner has come out as transgender to ABC’s Diane Sawyer, viewers will see in the coming E! special, Keeping Up With the Kardashians: About Bruce, just how hard this has all been on Kris.The newly released E! footage shows Kris, who is crying, talking to daughter Kim Kardashian about the Olympian’s transition. “I have these memories of this life, […]

Golf Central’s Live From THE PLAYERS Quotes – Monday Primetime

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TV Rewind: Golf Central’s Live From THE PLAYERS Quotes – Monday PrimetimeGolf Channel Notable Quotes: Golf Central’s Live From THE PLAYERS for Monday, May 4, 2015, 7-8:30 p.m. ET at TPC Sawgrass (Stadium Course) in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. On comparing World Nos. 1 and 2, Rory McIlroy and Jordan SpiethBrandel Chamblee (@chambleebrandel) – They’ve won the last three major championships. There is no greater predictor of success than winning major championships at an early age. The fact that these two players are so well liked, and the fact that Jordan has stated the goal of toppling Rory [as World […]

Abe’s Last Effort on AMC’s ‘Turn’ Tonight! VIDEO

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TV Picks: AMC’s “Turn” has an all-new episode tonight!  Abe makes one last effort to recruit a spy inside New York; Ben must determine who is a double agent. Washington’s Spies takes viewers into the stirring and treacherous world of the Revolutionary War and introduces Abraham Woodhull who, after aligning with a group of childhood friends, forms the Culper Ring — America’s first spy ring.Season 1 ended as Abe’s dangerous balance of fighting for what he believes in while keeping the violence of war far away from his family collapsed, and he was forced to burn his home to the […]

‘Das Boot,’ More Featured During Sony Movie Channel’s Memorial Day Marathon

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Sony Movie Channel will bring a troop of great war films this Memorial Day, as their Marathon Features 14 WWII and Military Classics Starring Kirk Douglas, Jürgen Prochnow, Ronald Reagan, Robert Mitchum, Denzel Washington, and More! A salute to veterans is in order this Memorial Day weekend that approaches, as Sony Movie Channel’s Memorial Day Marathon event kicks off on Monday, May 25, starting at 6:45 a.m. ET.The patriotic lineup puts the spotlight on 14 WWII and Military classics featuring iconic performances from silver screen titans in memorable films.The celebration kicks off with a pair of maritime favorites starring Jack […]

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Standardized Testing Big Business VIDEO

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TV Rewind: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Standardized Testing Big Business. A big bad business at that. Kids and teachers are equally shortchanged in this startling expose Oliver brings to light as testing has been co-opted by corporations like Pearson who create cockamamie tests with flawed data that has no bearing on where a child’s intelligence actually is.In Maine, there is a bill in play with regards to this over-testing has snowballed across the country, with more and more parents choosing to opt their children out of the new Common Core tests. Many school districts are reporting opt-out rates […]

‘About Bruce’ Episodes Announced For ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ UPDATE

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What complicated lives they all lead. E! brings the payday home for the Kardashian Klan as Bruce gets Yahtzee for most compelling storyline, and where’s Rob? Still MIA.  Scott Disick is in between rehab, and Lamar Odom too is no longer a factor. The men of KUWTK have it tough. The Jenner boys do not count.“Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall, Kylie and Scott Are Captured in the Unfiltered, Exclusive Special as Bruce Opens Up to His Family About His Life as a Transgender Woman”Part One Premieres Sunday, May 17 at 9:00pm ET/PT with Part Two Following Monday, May 18 at […]

Recap: ‘Game of Thrones’ Religious Zealots Rise In ‘Sons of the Harpy’ PHOTOS

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Recap: ‘Game of Thrones’ Religious Zealots Rise In ‘Sons of the Harpy’Is this the Westeros? Or perhaps Kenya, Saudi Arabia or Iran where being gay carries a death sentence? The carefree days of King’s Landing are over for now. The fluid sexual trysting that is commonplace in this fantasy drama are under siege thanks to a religious right rule set into action by a bitter Queen Dowager, Cersei, whose seething hatred for her son’s Queen is realized by arresting/imprisoning the Queen’s gay brother.Not just gay sex (the most loathed of all the moral crimes by these Sparrows) but drink, dol […]

Golf Channel: World Golf Championships – Cadillac Match Play Quotes

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Rewind time for Golf Channel on NBC Notable Quotes at the World Golf Championships – Cadillac Match Play for Saturday, May 2, 2015 at TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, Calif. WGC-Cadillac Match Play coverage continues Sunday with the conclusion of the McIlroy-Casey match at 9:45 a.m. ET on Golf Channel, immediately followed by the semi-final matches. The Championship and consolation matches begin at 2 p.m. ET on NBC.Paul Casey interview with Roger Maltbie after the suspension of his match with Rory McIlroy:“I dodged a couple of bullets but then I also gave him one or two. I’m glad we’re teeing […]

Mayweather Defeats Pacquiao, Replay for HBO, Showtime Details

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Celebrities, private plane overload at Las Vegas’s main commercial airport, McCarran International, and ‘mo money’ for victor “Money” Mayweather was the score for yesterday, as HBO and Showtime brought a PPV event that reportedly had some issues, and was scooped in near real time by live-streaming sites Periscope and Meerkat which began shooting footage of the fight for free. The “Fight of the Century” went 12 rounds of so-so boxing, with frontrunner Mayweather defeating Pacquiao by unanimous decision.The judges at ringside scored it 118-110, 116-112 and 116-112 for the man known as “Money”, who improved to 48-0 for the top […]

Scarlett Johansson, Wiz Khalifa SNL Clipapalooza VIDEOS

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TV Rewind: Mayweather schmayweather, last night saw Scarlett Johansson return as host of Saturday Night Live with musical guest Wiz Khalifa! Her androgynous look is stunning, we are loving her short hair and fluid style sense.Check out all the highlights below, including Scarlett’s monologue featuring her unusual lullaby, a trailer for “Black Widow: Age of Me,” a look at Virgin’s new automated flight crews, an ill-fated jingle pitch for Pampers, and more. And then she flips the script:Also, make sure to catch Wiz Khalifa’s performances of “See You Again” featuring Charlie Puth and “We Dem Boyz.”Enjoy your Sunday, and make […]

‘Penny Dreadful’ Season Two Not For The Faint Of Heart: The Take Note List

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“Penny Dreadful” is back for a 10-episode second season this Sunday night. “Penny Dreadful” is at its core a riveting imagined look at a Gothic Victorian London set with the characters of great literary horror fiction, alive and wreaking havoc on the populace. Satanic layers of the demimonde exposed, “Dreadful” treats us to a wolf-man hiding in plain sight, a stunning empath who channels the evil spirits, a tortured world traveler, his man-servant who sees more than what is obvious, and a earnest Doctor whose bid to reanimate dead flesh is all too successful and his monster who is equal […]

Pitch Perfect TV: Lifetime’s ‘Sing It’ With Deke Sharon In Production

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A capella singing competition has a new home on Lifetime. Lifetime greenlights the new docuseries Sing It! (working title) following two cross-town rival a cappella groups from New Jersey as they are given a chance to work with the world’s best coaches and face off in weekly competitions. Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect) will stop at nothing to get his team, Stay Tuned from Cherry Hill, to come out of their shells and get them in-tune while a capella rockstar and performance coach Diana Preisler (Blue Jupiter) will guide The Voices from Allendale, to harmonize their way to a win. Over […]

Golf Channel WGC-Cadillac Match Play – Day 3, Group Play VIDEO

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Today: NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the WGC-Cadillac Match Play continues at 3 p.m. ET on Golf Channel (Round of 16) and on NBC at 7:30 p.m. ET (Quarterfinals) immediately following live coverage of the 141st Kentucky Derby. During pre-race coverage of the Kentucky Derby, NBC will feature a live “look-in” at Golf Channel’s coverage of the WGC-Cadillac Match Play at approximately 5:20 p.m. ET. On Sunday, Golf Channel’s live coverage of the WGC-Cadillac Match Play will begin at 9:30 a.m. ET (Semifinals), with continuing live coverage on NBC at 2 p.m. ET (Championship and Consolation matches).*** Rewind: Golf Channel […]

John Singleton’s Crack Cocaine Period Drama Pilot ‘Snowfall’ To FX

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John Singleton is coming to FX with his new drama, “Snowfall.”FX Networks ordered the drama pilot Snowfall from Singleton, who will direct the pilot based on a script he co-wrote with Eric Amadio. Production will begin this summer. Dave Andron (Justified) will serve as an Executive Producer. PremiseCrack is whack, and what it does to neighborhoods was and is the subject of this period drama set in the early 1980s.Snowfall is a one-hour drama set in LA circa 1981, as the nascent crack cocaine epidemic blows up and and how three characters are pitted in a violent collision course: Franklin […]