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My worst moment: Jenifer Lewis on her first day on 'Black-ish'

“Once again, the gods of television had summoned me back,” Jenifer Lewis writes in her new memoir “The Mother of Black Hollywood” about joining the cast of “Black-ish” on ABC. “Back to bring the Jenifer Lewis magic. Back to deliver the take-no-prisoners attitude and deep, rich tone that made mine...

Most newspapers and TV stations aren't censoring Trump's vulgar language

When faced with the question of whether to publish profanity, news editors often err on the side of decorum, cleaning up obscene language that could be off-putting or offensive to readers. But not when that language comes from the president of the United States. When President Donald Trump became...

Trevor Noah: 'I think the president might be racist'

In comments that seemed ripped right from a late-night comedy sketch, President Donald Trump ignited the news cycle Thursday when The Washington Post reported he had referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as "shithole countries" and expressed a preference for immigrants from Norway...

Meet the Chicago tattoo artist competing on 'Ink Master'

Chicago tattoo artist Gary Parisi spent years trying to be a contestant on “Ink Master” — and he barely made the cut for the new season. One of the show’s coaches criticized Parisi for sloppy work on the premiere, but gave him the last spot on his team because he “fought for it.” “It’s a little...

Where in Illinois is 'Roseanne' set? Series offers conflicting clues

When “Roseanne” returns in March after a 20-year hiatus, there are a few questions that have to be answered. Perhaps most urgently, the series will have to tackle the return of patriarch Dan Conner, who was said to have died of a heart attack during the show’s initial run. Here’s another question:...

NBC close to selling out Super Bowl ads

NBC has less than 10 ad spots left to sell a little less than a month ahead of Super Bowl 52, the network says. Ads are going for slightly more than $5 million per 30-second spot. The big game, which is as much an advertising showcase as it is a football showdown airs Feb. 4. NBC is airing the...

Being a child actor has always been tough, but social media makes it so much worse

"Matilda" star Mara Wilson learned early on that looking herself up online was a mistake. She wasn't yet a teenager the first time she searched for her name and found sites that falsely promised nude photos of her, not to mention people discussing her body in sickening detail. Later, she found...

'Major Crimes': Why was the star killed off a hit show?

The saga of the final season of "Major Crimes" has had more twists than many a crime procedural -- but the most perplexing ones didn't necessarily occur onscreen. Mary McDonnell's character, Sharon Raydor, died on the show -- several episodes before the series finale, which aired on Jan. 9. Even...

Philip K. Dick's daughter brings his short stories to life in Amazon’s ‘Electric Dreams’

The new Amazon anthology series “Electric Dreams” is based on the short stories of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. I watched a good chunk of the season ahead of my conversation with executive producer Isa Dick Hackett, who is Dick’s daughter, and barely a few minutes into our call we were...

Hyde Park teen and her mom team up for Yolanda Hadid's model competition

Hyde Park’s Mikayla Gilles has an enviable resume — and she’s only 17. The St. Ignatius College Prep senior runs track, performs in musicals, plays piano, sings and writes music. Though she had no professional modeling experience, Gilles landed a spot as a contestant on “Making a Model with Yolanda...

NBCU's Frances Berwick says departed E! anchor Catt Sadler was not paid less because of her gender

Former E! News anchor Catt Sadler has become a symbol for gender pay inequality since she left the cable network after determining her male counterpart Jason Kennedy earned twice as much as she did. Sadler’s move even became a topic on the red carpet for the 75th Golden Globe Awards. “Will & Grace”...

Northbrook contestant raises some eyebrows with 'Bachelor' comments

Warning: Spoilers ahead Northbrook graphic designer Jenny Delaney survived the demolition derby group date on Monday’s episode of “The Bachelor,” but she was a wreck at the rose ceremony. The Columbia College grad was one of three women sent home by race car driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. “I got broken...

Tavis Smiley touts new show for religious network after PBS dumps him for 'misconduct'

Tavis Smiley has announced a bevy of new projects, including a new television series, less than a month after being ousted by PBS amid allegations of "sexual misconduct." In a Facebook video posted Monday afternoon, Smiley said his new weekly online series "The Upside With Tavis Smiley" will "celebrate...

John Dickerson to replace Charlie Rose at 'CBS This Morning'

CBS News named "Face the Nation" host John Dickerson as the new co-anchor of its "CBS This Morning," placing the Washington anchor in a role that was previously filled by Charlie Rose. He will join Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell on the A.M. franchise. "Gayle and Norah continue to show tremendous...

Late-night TV hosts on 'Oprah 2020': 'At this point, wouldn't president be a demotion?'

As soon as Oprah Winfrey concluded her powerful speech at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, a lot of people had thoughts, which mostly went something like this: "So, she's running for president, right?" Although the TV mogul has said she doesn't have plans to run for office, she apparently...

Oh no. The 'Jersey Shore' cast may vacation in Chicago for upcoming series.

MTV is asking “Jersey Shore” fans to vote on where the cast should film its upcoming vacation spinoff and Chicago is among the potential destinations. A new promo for “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” announces that the “party’s back,” but where the cast members will bring their families to party...

Judge postpones 'Bachelor' star Chris Soules' fatal accident trial

The January trial for an Iowa farmer-turned-reality television star charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident last year has been rescheduled. Chris Soules who appeared on "The Bachelor" and "Dancing With The Stars" had been scheduled to face a jury trial on Jan. 18. On Monday, Judge Andrea...

Roseanne Barr's character on revived sitcom a Trump fan — just like her

Roseanne Barr said her character's support for President Donald Trump in the revived sitcom "Roseanne" is a reflection of her own views and also true to the show's roots. The sitcom brings the Conner family and the life of the country up to date when it debuts March 27 on ABC. "I've always attempted...

My worst moment: 'Bull' star Geneva Carr and the missing stage prop

In life, the deck is usually stacked. But in TV, you can escape that feeling for an hour or so with the CBS legal drama “Bull,” where a sense of fair play is a bedrock of the show’s ethos. The trial consulting firm, led by Michael Weatherly’s psychologist Jason Bull, has a bevy of high-end experts...

'The Chi' Episode 1 recap: Pilot sets stage for humor, tenderness, violence

The first episode of “The Chi” — created by Emmy winner and Chicago native Lena Waithe — introduces us to its sprawling cast of characters. Their connections are initially tangential, but as the episode progresses we see the ways their lives become intertwined. Each week William Lee and Nina Metz...

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