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Bruce Jenner In A Dress Is All ‘The Talk’ VIDEOS


TV Rewind: The Talk Hosts Discuss Bruce Jenner Dress Photo & Sandra Bullock Named People’s ‘Most Beautiful’ plus Seann William Scott Visits – (4/22) Bruce Jenner is all The Talk.The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star said he is putting his family first in a new clip from his tell-all interview about his reported sex change.Talking about his 10 kids (6 his/4 step) in the 30-second clip, Bruce said: “Those are the only ones I’m concerned with…I can’t let myself hurt them.”According to reports, Bruce will be using the show to present his female self. The show focuses on his […]

Review: HBO’s ‘Montage Of Heck’ Reveals Kurt Cobain’s Inner Circles


Bottom line: This intimate and often times uncomfortable to watch look back at ephemera, art and old videotape of the late Seattle area rock king Kurt Cobain reveals many things…most of what we know: Courtney Love is narcissistic damaged goods and Kurt Cobain himself was a fragile soul, unable to beat heroin addiction, ergo his physical decline and ultimately his suicide from lack of emotional coping skills.But the whys of that, his inability to survive and thrive – despite being blessed with a huge talent and cult of celebrity – is painfully and beautifully revealed by director Brett Morgan, who put eight […]

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports 2015 Picks Russell Wilson To Host

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TV Picks: Russell Wilson is on a roll, recently announced to be part of HBO’s Real Sports in an April 21st interview, and now Nickelodeon’s pick to be host for their kid’s sports award show.  Seattle Seahawks’ two-time Super Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson will serve as host for Kids’ Choice Sports 2015, which returns for its second year live from UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 16 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT, tape delayed for West Coast). The superstar quarterback takes the hosting baton from first-year master of ceremonies Michael Strahan, who will continue to serve as executive producer, […]

The Spy In The Hanoi Hilton To Air On Smithsonian, April 27


The Vietnam war ended 40 years ago, and the repercussions are still rippling in American and Vietnamese society. A new Smithsonian Channel special will reveal one of the greatest secrets of the Vietnam War.“The Spy In The Hanoi Hilton” premieres Monday, April 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and it uncovers the true story of POWs inside the Hỏa Lò Prison, known as the Hanoi Hilton, who created a high-level espionage operation that reached all the way to the CIA and the White House.This included sending radio transmissions to the Pentagon and President Nixon’s White House during the brutal Christmas Bombings […]

Travel Channel’s Upcoming Slate, Zimmern, Unger, Van Zeller and More

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Time to check out what deep fried treat the Cambodians eat on the street, and we’ll give you a hint: It has eight legs!  Journalist Mariana Van Zeller and Chef Michael Voltaggio travel to the killing fields in Cambodia on a new episode of “Breaking Borders” on Sunday May 10.Brian Unger Journeys Back in Time to Follow the Escape Route of Abraham Lincoln’s Assassin on an All-New ‘Time Traveling with Brian Unger’ – Monday, May 4What’s in the pipeline:BIZARRE FOODS WITH ANDREW ZIMMERN“Dubai: Carp, Camel and Cocoons”– Premieres Monday, May 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT Host and chef Andrew Zimmern heads to […]

Eddie Huang, Ana Marie Cox, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Headline ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’

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Friday night will see Bill Maher host Eddie Huang, who was at the winter Television Critics’ Association winter tour to talk up his sitcom “Fresh Off The Boat” and had some interesting things to say. Maher’s whip-smart salon is a treat on Friday night after a long week of sifting through MSM news B.S.The show is in its 13th season on HBO, and has never been better.This Friday, April 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at 11:30 p.m., exclusively on HBO. will cover all the past week’s contemporary issues, as Maher delivers an opening monologue, and then […]

Allen Iverson’s Career Documentary To Showtime, May 16 VIDEO


“I just want my people to say I was a fighter and a survivor, willing to get knocked down to get back up.” – Allen Iverson TV Picks: We are fans of Allen Iverson’s long pro ball run, and @SHOSports @SHODocs and SHOWTIME are bringing a special documentary that recounts the highs and the lows of his mercurial basketball career to the smallscreen in May.“Iverson” is a new film coming to SHOWTIME from SHOSports and SHODocs on Saturday, May 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PTTold largely in Iverson’s own words, the documentary charts the career highs and lows of one of the […]

Marc Maron Has Public Park Problems VIDEO


TV Picks: Mirth in May: Make sure to tune into IFC’s “Maron” – Marc at the ParkWatch as Marc Maron Gets Banned From Children’s Playground – Season Three of Maron Premieres Thursday, May 14 at 10:00PM ET/PT on IFC Parents: we’re guessing a strange man alone at your child’s park is a red flag? In this first look into season three of Maron, Marc is enjoying a day in the park when a beautiful woman walks over and asks who he’s with. Unfortunately for Marc, this wasn’t a pick-up line.For over twenty years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing […]

Batmaniacs, Breaking Bad Fans On Comedy Bang! Bang! April 24 on IFC VIDEO


TV Picks: We love Comedy Bang! Bang! and what lies ahead: Friday April 24th sees Batmaniacs, Breaking Bad Fans On Comedy Bang! Bang! on IFC. The fourth season of Comedy Bang! Bang! continues with hilarious guests and sadly for fans, Reggie’s very special send-off.Comedy Bang! Bang! – Scott Bataukerman (ft. Vince Gilligan)The Commissioner calls and warns Scott about the Quizzler.Tags: Show Clip, Season 4 Episode 14Sadly we also are saying goodbye and are counting down the episodes with Reggie Watts, who is off to greener pastures with James Corden:

UPDATE: Stamos, Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber in Netflix ‘Fuller House’


** UPDATE Lori Loughlin visited Access Hollywood Live this morning where she explained the sticking point surrounding her return.“I don’t know,” she said when asked if she’s coming back for the Netflix revival. “They made deals with half the cast, but not the other half,” she told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover. “I don’t have a deal, Dave doesn’t have a deal, Bob, we’re all in negotiations. I think we would all like to come back, if the powers that be are fair to all of us,” she continued.“We want to be there, we want to come back. It’s up […]

Lip Sync Battle Sneak Peek – Mike Tyson performs “Push It”

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Is there anything more delicious than seeing Mike Tyson lip sync battle with the hilarious Terry Crews? Tyson is hilarious too, but not for the same reasons. Crews is comedy gold and I am so in for this battle of the brawler vesus Brooklyn Nine-Niner for Spike TV’s wildly popular “Lip Sync Battle” series, conjured up by everyone’s favorite, Jimmy Fallon.“LIP SYNC BATTLE” Sneak Peek – Mike TysonEnclosed is a preview clip of Mike Tyson’s performance of “Push It” on Spike’s “LIP SYNC BATTLE.” The highly anticipated Mike Tyson vs. Terry Crews lip sync battle debuts Thursday, April 23 at […]

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Rewind, CNN’s Doomsday Edition

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 TV Rewind: Make sure to catch up with Episode 210 of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” which aired Sunday, April 19 at 11:00p.m., ET/PT on HBO. This week’s topics included Vladimir Putin’s annual Q&A session, the shooting of a black suspect by a volunteer deputy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Earth Day, environmental issues and the specific problem polar bears are now enduring, patent trolls, and a special doomsday video, with a unique perspective by guest Martin Sheen. Oliver goofs on the news that CNN allegedly had made a tape to be played in case of doomsday video featured a marching […]

TV Land Awards Previews For April 18, We Love Nostalgia Bombs VIDEOS


Tune in to the 2015 TV Land Awards on April 18 at 9 p.m. ET on TV Land. Thank you TV Land for bringing back these Awards. Most of us have total soft spots for these classic shows like “The Wonder Years,” “The Golden Girls” and “Arrested Development,” and when you see a show like Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” bring back classic shows and casts, it always makes for great TV moments.Tonight the TV Land Awards show some casts from yesteryear and reveals they held up pretty well in 2015.Betty White of course defies physics and is still going […]

HBO Real Sports: Russell Wilson Interview, April 21 (VIDEO)


Make sure to tune into HBO Real Sports: Bryant Gumbel interviews Russell Wilson.Bryant Gumbel sits down with Russell Wilson to speak with him about that ill-fated Super Bowl play and his thoughts on playing baseball again. Real Sports debuts Tues., April 21 at 10pm ET on HBO. NFL teams winning juggernauts starts with the quality of their quarterback. Observe the NFL and the successful teams, they are the ones with outstanding players in that position. The quality of the player is demonstrated in the ability to throw the ball; read plays and exhibit leadership. Russell Wilson at age 26 is […]

Baz Luhrmann Casts “The Get Down” Lead For Netflix


Casting news: Baz Luhrmann discovers his new leading ladyFollowing on the heels of Claire Danes (Romeo and Juliet), Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge) and Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby), Baz Luhrmann has discovered his new leading lady, who will make her acting debut in “The Get Down,” Luhrmann’s new Netflix Original Series set to debut in 2016.  Herizen Guardiola is cast as “Mylene Cruz,” a shining, tenacious girl with a voice from God who dreams of disco stardom from the confines of her family’s fiercely religious church walls. An 18-year-old singer/songwriter, Herizen will make her acting debut in The Get Down.Says […]

Britt Snit: No Grace Under Pressure for ESPN Reporter VIDEO


In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and regrettable things. As frustrated as I was, I should always choose to be respectful and take the high road. I am so sorry for my actions and will learn from this mistake. – Britt McHenry via TwitterBefore I bid adieu, one final reflection from my first year at ESPN. The mute and block buttons on Twitter are your friends. Let’s get more acquainted with them. – Britt McHenry via Tumblr ESPN reporter Britt McHenry was suspended for one week after a […]

RHOBH Star Kim Richards Arrested For Public Drunkenness


Washed-up television star, and BravoTV “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member, Kim Richards was locked up by police in the wee hours of Thursday morning after she got shitfaced and acted like an asshole at the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Even better, she pulled her famous locking-herself-in-the-bathroom routine and had to be dragged out by the police, after the hotel called them for help because she was out of control. Let me assure you, the Beverly Hills Hotel doesn’t call the cops on a celebrity unless they absolutely, positively have to – it’s not good for […]

Thorsday Previews for Vikings, Ragnar’s ‘Breaking Point’ VIDEO

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TV Picks: Happy Thorsday! Make sure to get over to the Seer hut and ask the hard questions: Will the French ever be amused? Will Floki survive to see season four? Will Lagertha ever reunite with King Ragnar? Will Rollo land Lagertha after she tires of Kalf and his usurper-y ways? Will Horik’s son turn on them in battle? Will Aethelwolf ever catch on to his dad King Ecbert? And the Seer- what happened to his face? How DOES all that black eyeliner find its way to Kattegat?I obviously have a lot of questions. Tonight there will be a few answers, […]

John le Carré’s The Night Manager on AMC Adds Stellar Cast


TV Casting Notes: British actors David Harewood, Neil Morrissey, Katherine Kelly and Tobias Menzies have been announced to join the cast of the television adaptation of John le Carré’s novel The Night Manager, which started filming last month.The Night Manager is one of le Carré’s most beloved and critically acclaimed books. A fusion of spy story and tale of organized crime, the novel was a best-seller in the United States and the UK, translated into over 20 languages and selling over a million copies in North America alone.  Co-produced by AMC with BBC One and The Ink Factory, the latest […]

Justin Martinson and Richy Werenski Advance to Compete in Big Break


TV Picks: Duffer TV from Golf Channel sees Justin Martinson and Richy Werenski advance to compete in the Big Break – The Palm Beaches, FL Finale, Monday April 20 at 9 p.m. ET. Golf Channel’s Big Break show concept pits highly skilled golfers against each other in a variety of challenges that test their physical skills and mental toughness. During Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL, competitors are subject to skills challenges from tee-to-green, including two of the series’ signature challenges, the popular “Glass Break” and “Flop Wall.” One contestant is eliminated each week, with the last player standing awarded […]

‘New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival,’ More on AXS TV, April 27 – May 3

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TV Picks: Make sure to tune in to AXS TV – where music festivals are brought to you in the comfort of your own home, no porta potties people…and the food is not upcharged in your own kitchen. Check out The Who, No Doubt, Ed Sheeran, Keith Urban, John Legend, Hozier and more highlight AXS TV’s third annual exclusive broadcast of the ‘New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival’ May 1 to 3. The three-day broadcast features over 21 hours of coverage beginning daily at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT.Day One – Friday, May 1 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PTDay Two […]

Jordan Spieth Interview ‘Jim Rome on SHOWTIME,’ More VIDEO


TV Picks: Jordan Spieth and Jim Rome go back-and-forth on their favorite films after Spieth’s admission that he watched “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” the night before he won the 2015 Masters. New episode of Jim Rome air on SHOWTIME Wednesday, April 15th at 9p ET/PT Just days after going wire-to-wire to win golf’s ultimate prize, 21-year-old Jordan Spieth appeared on Jim Rome On SHOWTIME to discuss his record-setting Masters performance as Season 4 continues with six consecutive weekly shows this Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the network.Rome asked Spieth how it feels to be rocking the green jacket.Jordan Spieth: “It […]

‘Lip Sync Battle’ Previews For Anna Kendrick and John Krasinski, 4/16 VIDEO

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TV Picks: ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Previews For Anna Kendrick and John Krasinski VIDEO The pop culture phenomenon of lip sync battling will now have its very own television show. Spike TV is partnering with Jimmy Fallon and his Eight Million Plus Productions, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant and Matador to create a new, half-hour original series “Lip Sync Battle.”Each “Lip Sync Battle” episode will feature celebrities going head to head – lip synching the song of their choice – battling for the coolest bragging rights on the planet. Hosted by entertainment icon and two-time Grammy® Award-winner LL Cool J.­Kendrick seemingly can […]

Giuliana Rancic Discusses “The Power of Social Media” VIDEOS


Giuliana Rancic will return to “Fashion Police” when the show comes back to E! in the fall.  She also tells Billy Bush what a fink Kelly Osbourne turned out to be, playing like she was her supportive friend… then throwing her under the PC bus. The E! News co-host made the announcement to Access Hollywood Live’s Billy Bush and Kit Hoover today, adding that the recent controversy over comments regarding Zendaya’s hair actually bolstered the show’s standing.“I think more than ever, [‘Fashion Police’] is definitely coming back, because [the controversy] shows that a lot of people were watching the show […]

Clay Aiken, Judith Miller, Jon Meacham Topline ‘Real Time With Bill Maher,’ 4/17


HBO’s political and entertainment salon “Real Time with Bill Maher” is Friday night’s must see, hear and do, as it continues its 12th season Friday, April 17 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at 11:00 p.m., exclusively on HBO.Maher continues its 13th season Friday night, as he delivers his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with guests. Journalist Judith Miller is the top-of-show interview guest. Singer Clay Aiken is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are correspondent Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, historian Jon Meacham and Neera Tanden, president, […]