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  • Aisha Tyler's funny, busy life

    Aisha Tyler's funny, busy life
    Four days a week, Aisha Tyler works as co-host of "The Talk" on CBS Daytime. Every other week, she steps up to the microphone to voice the character of Lana Kane in the animated show "Archer." And on the weekends, she hops on a plane to perform her stand-...
  • TCA press tour: Andy Samberg comedy 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' takes cue from 'The Wire'?

    TCA press tour: Andy Samberg comedy 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'  takes cue from 'The Wire'?
    Imagine "The Wire's" iconic Jimmy McNulty got put into a comedy blender — that's what Andy Samberg hopes his character in the Fox comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" calls to mind for viewers. "He's like McNulty from 'The Wire,' except instead of drinking...
  • TCA press tour: Simon Cowell discusses revolving 'X Factor' judges

    TCA press tour: Simon Cowell discusses revolving 'X Factor' judges
    At what point in Season 2 of "The X Factor" did Simon Cowell realize it was time, yet again, to revise the already revised judges panel? "Day 1." Cowell was of course joking when answering the question Thursday during the show's panel at the...
  • TCA Press Tour: The 'f-word' is for 'food' on Gordan Ramsay's 'Junior MasterChef'

    TCA Press Tour: The 'f-word' is for 'food' on Gordan Ramsay's 'Junior MasterChef'
    Did Gordan Ramsay ever curse during the filming of Fox’s “Junior MasterChef?” The question was posed to the Michelin-starred chef famous for his scorching tirades on shows like “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Kitchen...
  • The Biblioracle: Best-sellers differ in print and digital formats

    The Biblioracle: Best-sellers differ in print and digital formats
    It's getting complicated in the world of publishing. Unlike last year, the top-selling books in print and those in digital are rather different, according to a story in Publishers Weekly reporting on sales during the first six months of the year....
  • Review: AMC's 'Low Winter Sun' comes on strong, stays solid

     Review: AMC's 'Low Winter Sun' comes on strong, stays solid
    "Low Winter Sun," which begins Sunday on AMC, remakes a 2006 British series of the same name and with the same starring actor, Mark Strong, as in the Edinburgh-set original. He has left that accent at home and picked up a new one for the duration....
  • Can women break the antihero's hold on TV?

    The marketing of AMC's new drama, "Low Winter Sun," revolves around a moody black-and-white photo of lead actor Mark Strong and the show's tagline: "Good Man. Cop. Killer." Just another player in the crowded genre of "Gee, it's tough to be a straight...
  • Jim Rash writes, directs, acts and hosts.

    Jim Rash writes, directs, acts and hosts.
    Oscar-winning screenwriter Jim Rash ("The Descendants") hosts Sundance Channel's series "The Writers' Room," a chatfest with scripters of such hit TV shows as "Game of Thrones," whose staff sits down with Rash on Monday. Rash also plays the energetic Dean...
  • Prison design faces judgment

    It might be the most carefully hidden building boom in American architectural history. Over the last 40 years, beginning with strict drug-sentencing laws introduced in 1973 by New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and quickly copied around the country, the...
  • Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela -- Idris Elba is on a roll

    Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela -- Idris Elba is on a roll
    Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela and maybe the next James Bond — the career of Idris Elba is on the rise. At 40, Elba is one of the most sought-after and respected actors on either side of the Atlantic. And this week, BBC America has four...
  • David Simon on Idris Elba and the last days of Stringer Bell

    David Simon on Idris Elba and the last days of Stringer Bell
    Sun media critic David Zurawik emailed “Wire” creator David Simon seeking an assessment from him of Idris Elba for a feature story on Elba. Simon’s generous and thoughtful email reply seemed too good not to publish on its own. Here&...