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  • Jimi Hendrix is Reborn Again

    Jimi Hendrix is Reborn Again
    John Ridley's Hendrix biopic, All Is by My Side, starring dead ringer and Outkast member André Benjamin as Jimi (but without any of Jimi's actual music), premiered last month at the Toronto Film Festival (to mixed reviews). On Nov. 5, Bloomsbury publishes...
  • 'Finding Your Roots' with Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    From 1948 to 1961, there was a show called "This Is Your Life," hosted by Ralph Edwards. In it, an unsuspecting celebrity was lured to a place by a friend or family member where Edwards would surprise them. People from the celebrity's past would then come...
  • Watch: 'Downton Abbey' Season 5 First Trailer

    "Downton Abbey" is heating up, according to the first trailer for the drama's upcoming season five. It teases some new mysteries, shows Jimmy Kent getting caught in bed with a mystery woman, dinner table arguments and even an actual fire that adds in...
  • US leaves Free Syrian Army leaders out of military planning

    GAZIANTEP, Turkey North of Aleppo, the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army is battling the Islamic State terror group over a vital supply route. In Washington, the Obama administration is groping for a strategy to deal with a force that Defense Secretary...
  • High-action TV shows lead to more snacking: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Watching high-energy TV programs might make watching calories harder, a new study suggests. With snacks freely available, young adults watching an action movie ate almost twice as much food as those watching an interview...
  • September 2014 TV premieres, finales, specials, movies

    September 2014 TV premieres, finales, specials, movies
    The fall TV season revs up this month, with new shows and returning favorites launching on traditional, cable and streaming networks. "Sons of Anarchy" and "Boardwalk Empire" begin their finals seasons Sept. 9 and Sept. 7, respectively. All 10 episodes...
  • TV picks for the week of Aug. 31-Sept. 6

    The fall TV season starts in a month and darned if you can't tell it by the near complete absence of interesting television available to us. Here's what caught my eye this week: Sunday: "Secrets of Her Majesty's Secret Service," 7 p.m., PBS: They could...
  • Seth MacFarlane gives big boost to LeVar Burton's 'Reading Rainbow'

    Seth MacFarlane gives big boost to LeVar Burton's 'Reading Rainbow'
    LeVar Burton's efforts to resurrect "Reading Rainbow" got a big boost this week when "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane pledged to donate up to $1 million to match any money raised in the campaign's final few days. With a week to go in Burton's...
  • Jon Hamm mines Russian lit in darkly comic 'Young Doctor's Notebook'

    Jon Hamm mines Russian lit in darkly comic 'Young Doctor's Notebook'
    In the Ovation series "A Young Doctor's Notebook," Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe star as young and old versions of the same character, an unnamed physician assigned to a tiny hospital in a remote village in revolutionary Russia. Think "Northern Exposure"...
  • Warning: Action films put viewers at higher risk for overeating

    Warning: Action films put viewers at higher risk for overeating
    If you like to watch TV with a bag of snacks nearby, here's a tip: Avoid watching action movies. New research suggests people eat twice as much food while watching a fast-paced action flick compared with those watching a slow-moving talk show. "It's...
  • Secrets are perilous medicine in 'Breathless' on PBS

    Secrets are perilous medicine in 'Breathless' on PBS
    For viewers who find "The Knick" too gory and "Masters of Sex" too graphic, the answer can be found, as answers so often are, on PBS' "Masterpiece." There the three-part period medical drama "Breathless" addresses all the social/sexual repressions and...