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Lance Bass to host 'Finding Prince Charming,' a gay version of 'The Bachelor'

“The Bachelor” is going gay. Sort of.  Logo — Viacom’s LGBT-oriented cable network — announced Tuesday the production of a new reality dating competition titled “Finding Prince Charming.” The show, touted as the first of its kind, will feature a cast of all gay men looking to capture the heart...

CNN is betting on Michaela Pereira to boost HLN and give the West Coast a live national morning show

It isn’t easy for CNN’s Michaela Pereira to get around Los Angeles without being recognized. “I get stopped on the street by people who say, ‘We’d get up at 3 in the morning to watch you on CNN, and we’re so glad you’re home,’” Pereira says from her office at CNN’s Hollywood bureau, the base for...

Roger Ailes' lawyer disputes sexual harassment allegations in new report

Attorneys for Fox News Chairman and Chief Executive Roger Ailes are denying allegations of decades-old incidents of alleged sexual harassment that are surfacing in the aftermath of the lawsuit filed by former anchor Gretchen Carlson. The incidents, reported in New York magazine, are from women...

Every time a black person is killed by police, Americans search for Chris Rock

Chris Rock is a popular comedian, with a lot of popular skits viewed frequently online. But after this week's police shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, one of Rock's oldest skits has become more popular than it's been all year. It seems that every time a high-profile police...

TV This Week, July 10-16: 'Mr. Robot' on USA

  SUNDAY “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” are back at it, whatever “it” is, for another season. 8 p.m. Bravo The election-season series “The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth” returns with new episodes. 8 p.m. Showtime The “Inspector Morse” prequel “Endeavour” closes its third season...

John Turturro shines in 'The Night Of' role that James Gandolfini had begun filming before his death

Almost 20 years ago, HBO got into the original content business. The impact was immediate, astonishing and cleanly broken along gender lines. After “Sex and the City” turned the classic urban ingénue comedy into a smart and exceedingly sexual look at the modern woman, “The Sopranos” offered viewers...

Trevor Noah: 'You can be pro-cop and pro-black'

Comedy Central’s Trevor Noah gave an impassioned speech on Thursday night’s episode of “The Daily Show” in the wake of the police-involved killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.  In the seven-minute monologue, the South African comedian opined that it often seems that you can’t speak...

Overrated/Underrated: Be thankful we can count on 'Archer'

UNDERRATED Henry Threadgill’s “Old Locks and Irregular Verbs”: A winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music earlier this year for the album “In for a Penny, In for a Pound,” this saxophonist-composer released this album earlier this year, and it offers an inviting primer to the odd-angled musical structures...

Judd Apatow's '30 For 30' documentary explores the ups and downs of Mets greats Daryl Strawberry and Doc Gooden

Judd Apatow was at a post-screening talk recently for his new movie, “Doc & Darryl,” when asked what it was about the making of his documentary, about the once-great New York Mets’ Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry, that most surprised him. “I thought it was going to be a lot more uplifting,” the...

'Modern Family's' Eric Stonestreet gets animated with 'Pets'

Eric Stonestreet has won two Emmys for his portrayal of Cameron Tucker, the flamboyant half of TV’s most famous gay couple, on the ABC sitcom “Modern Family.” But the Kansas native, 44, seems determined to defy expectations. In April, he starred in HBO’s “Confirmation” as former Reagan chief of...

Thursday's TV Highlights: "All the President's Men" on TCM

SERIES BattleBots 32 teams advance, and football star Vernon Davis serves as a guest judge, as the robot-fighting competition continues. 8 p.m. ABC Beauty and the Beast Cat and Vincent (Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan) find themselves at odds after a new threat to Vincent emerges on a new episode of the...

An Icelandic comedian out-'Veeps' 'Veep' at its own game

REYKJAVIK, Iceland – A hair and makeup artist was applying some last-minute touches to Jón Gnarr. With stiffly moussed hair and a crisply ironed shirt, the Icelandic man was looking downright mayoral as the groomer primped, layered, dusted and buffed. Gnarr, it turns out, used to be a politician....

The Los Angeles Rams go 'Hollywood' in upcoming E! reality TV series

The Los Angeles Rams are celebrating their return to California in the most Hollywood way possible: with a reality TV show. E! has greenlighted “Hollywood & Football,” a six-episode docu-series focusing on six Rams players and their families as they relocate from St. Louis to Los Angeles.  “We...

Our modern-day gang suggestions for 'The Warriors' TV remake - one word: Beyhive

The Warriors are coming out to play, yet again. The L.A. Times can confirm that an adaptation of film cult classic “The Warriors” is currently in development as a TV series for Hulu. Originally reported Tuesday morning by Deadline, Marvel directing duo Anthony and Joe Russo from “Captain America:...

This is a job for Superman's pals: Noel Neill (Lois Lane) and Jack Larson (Jimmy Olsen)

Noel Neill, who grew to popularity playing Lois Lane in the 1950s TV show “The Adventures of Superman,” has died. This article, an interview with her and fellow “Superman” castmate Jack Larson, was published in 2006. For Noel Neill and Jack Larson, Bryan Singer's film is just the latest adventure...

Saturday's TV Highlights: 'Suffragette' on HBO

  SERIES Saturday morning cooking shows The Food Channel gets foodies off to an early start with the season premiere of “Guilty Pleasures,” where Tia Mowry finds deep dish pizza in Chicago and Judy Greer gets a guilty helping of grilled cheese in Los Angeles, 7 a.m. Food. Then “Top 5 Restaurants”...

TV This Week, July 3-9: Independence Day specials and more

  SUNDAY Jennifer Lawrence finally gets something to eat, maybe, in the 2015 franchise-closer “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2.” With Donald Sutherland. 8 p.m. Epix Predators of all stripes are on “The Hunt” in this new series narrated by noted naturalist David Attenborough. 9 p.m. BBC America...

Even after nearly 60 years, Larry King doesn't say no to interviews. Why? His 'insatiable' curiosity

"Welcome aboard," said Larry King, the great American interrogator. I had come to watch him at work, which was also to watch him at play. He was taller than I'd expected from TV, where he tends to slouch in his chair or hunch over his desk while he conducts his interviews, of which there have been...

In a patriotic mood? What to watch to get in the spirit of July 4th

Even in this age of peak TV, the major networks take a moment to observe the birth of our nation by taking a break from premieres, finales and must-see episodes.  It’s not patriotism so much as economics: the Fourth of July holiday is a time for the beach, barbecues, carnivals, pool parties, parades,...

Friday's TV Highlights: 'Dark Matter' on Syfy

SERIES Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man In this new episode Spurlock plays a human guinea pig to rid his environment and his body of toxins and contaminants, commonly found in food, cleaning products and furniture. 7 and 10 p.m. CNN The Great British Baking Show The first challenge facing the 12 bakers...

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