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  • 'Fake news' never looked so good

    'Fake news' never looked so good
    "Did I die?" That's how host Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show" opened his program on the evening after he announced that he was walking away from it after 16 years. The "weird" coverage of his departure felt like reading his own obituary. Enjoy it, Jon....
  • At 40, 'Saturday Night Live' is still in its prime

     At 40, 'Saturday Night Live' is still in its prime
    "Saturday Night Live" is 40 years old this year. Forty years before its debut — Oct. 11, 1975, during the Ford administration — Jack Benny was in his third year on radio; the Marx Brothers were starring in "A Night at the Opera," their first...
  • 'Celebrity Apprentice': Johnny Damon plays diplomat

    Two-time World Series champ Johnny Damon says playing “The Celebrity Apprentice” was harder than being on a Major League Baseball team. “I’ve been on teams that have been successful,” the Windermere resident said Friday....
  • Sugar, Rose bowls set cable records

    Sugar, Rose bowls set cable records
    The College Football Playoff Semifinals paid off handsomely for ESPN on Thursday. The games socred the two largest audiences in cable television history: The Sugar Bowl, with Ohio State beating Alabama, averaged 28.3 million viewers. The Rose Bowl,...
  • Goodbye 2014, Edward Herrmann, Luise Rainer

    Goodbye 2014, Edward Herrmann, Luise Rainer
    Happy New Year! A backward glance before we move on: The year 2014 will be remembered for the deaths of many first-rank performers, and the year's final days continued that sad trend. Oscar-winner Luise Rainer died Tuesday at age 104, and Edward...
  • 'Fresh Off the Boat': Parents inspire actors

    For the actors playing the parents on ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat," meeting their real-life counterparts in Orlando was helpful and stirring. The series is based on Eddie Huang's memoir of the same name, and his parents, Jessica and Louis, made deep...
  • BabyFirst joins Bright House

    BabyFirst joins Bright House
    Looking for television aimed at your tots? BabyFirst, a TV network offering child-development programming to toddlers and their parents, joined the Bright House Networks lineup on Thursday. In Central Florida, BabyFirst is at Channel 158 on the cable...
  • 'Big Bang Theory' earns tears

    Dramas usually are showered with the greatest raves these days, but sitcoms have long had the greater appeal, from "I Love Lucy" and "All in the Family" to "Seinfeld" and "The Big Bang Theory."     Thursday is a big night for comedy on CBS. How often do...
  • Drama Group stages an American classic

    Drama Group stages an American classic
    It may have been six decades since Tennessee Williams' play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" won the Pulitzer Prize for drama, but the show still resonates. That is what director Michael Renzi, of New Lenox, is banking on with the Drama Group's production set for...
  • 'Big Bang Theory' tears trump 'Men' finale

    UPDATED: On the night "Two and a Half Men" ended and a new "Odd Couple" started, "The Big Bang Theory" remained the most-watched program. "Big Bang" averaged 17.5 million viewers for a poignant episode that saluted Wolowitz's late mother and Carol Ann...
  • Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber faces call to resign amid scandal over fiancee

    Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber faces call to resign amid scandal over fiancee
    It's not a question an elected official wants to hear at a widely broadcast news conference about his official conduct, but it was one of the gentler ones thrown at Oregon's embattled Gov. John Kitzhaber last week: "Have you been blinded by love?" His...