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  • Carol Burnett awarded Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    The stars shone bright on the red carpet in Washington D.C. on Sunday night as Carol Burnett was awarded the elite Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center. Some of comedy's most popular names appeared onstage to sing Burnett's...
  • Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus to write book on abduction, imprisonment

    Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, two of the three women held captive for about 10 years in a house in Cleveland, are working on a book. And they've got some heavy-hitters to help them. The book, about their years of imprisonment and daring escape, will be...
  • 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine's' Joe Lo Truglio talks Halloween episode

    'Brooklyn Nine-Nine's' Joe Lo Truglio talks Halloween episode
    It wouldn't be October if there weren't an onslaught of Halloween-themed programming to binge on.  Fox is getting into the spirit with a couple of its Tuesday comedies. Freshman comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," which was recently picked up for a full...
  • Hallmark Channel announces first-ever 'Kitten Bowl'

    Hallmark Channel announces first-ever 'Kitten Bowl'
    Watch out, "Puppy Bowl," there's a new cuddly show vying for the eyeballs of animal loving sports fans on Super Bowl Sunday. It's Hallmark Channel's "Kitten Bowl," hosted by Howard Stern's wife, Beth Stern, and featuring John Sterling, the official...
  • Fox pushes back premiere date for sci-fi drama 'Almost Human'

    Fox pushes back premiere date for sci-fi drama 'Almost Human'
    It's not exactly almost time for "Almost Human." Fox has pushed back the premiere date for the sci-fi drama. The futuristic series, created by J.H. Wyman ("Fringe") and featuring TV and film power player J.J. Abrams as an executive producer, was...
  • Carol Burnett to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    Carol Burnett to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
    Carol Burnett, the trailblazing comedienne whose variety show was a top draw on CBS for over a decade, was named the winner of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Tuesday. Burnett, 80, will receive the award in an Oct. 20 in a ceremony to be...
  • With Tom Clancy death, an odd spot for 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'

    With Tom Clancy death, an odd spot for 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'
    The death of a major creative figure is always a strange moment in Hollywood. It’s a time when, as with the passing of Tom Clancy on Tuesday, the legacy of that creator is remembered and lauded, as it should be. But it’s also a time when  more...
  • Jonathan Gold's ice-cold watermelon quiz

    "When one has tasted watermelon," wrote Mark Twain, "he knows what the angels eat." Doesn't a dripping, juicy, ice-cold slab of watermelon quiz sound good right about now?   nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;...
  • Congress: The joke's on us

    Congress: The joke's on us
    In 1942, the popular detective fiction writer Rex Stout published a book about Congress featuring "the silliest, stupidest and most dangerous statements that have ever been made by men laying claim to being leaders of the American people." The book's...
  • Scientists get schooled at Calaveras County frog-jumping contest

    Scientists get schooled at Calaveras County frog-jumping contest
    Scientists have long thought that bullfrogs generally can’t jump more than a meter. Turns out they were wrong -- which they learned only after leaving the lab and heading to California to witness a county fair contest inspired by one of Mark Twain&...
  • No laughing matter: Hallandale cop suspended 10 days for joke

    No laughing matter: Hallandale cop suspended 10 days for joke
    It doesn't pay to joke around at the Hallandale Beach Police Department. Officer Josue Hernandez found out the hard way. Hernandez, 28, filled out more than a dozen community contact cards with the names of sports celebrities and long dead...