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2012 Democratic National Convention

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  • HGTV Halts Benham Brothers' 'Flip It Forward' in Wake of Anti-Gay Controversy

    HGTV has decided not to move forward with its recently greenlit reality show "Flip it Forward," starring David and Jason Benham, after reports surfaced about the twin brothers' ties to anti-gay, anti-choice extremists - including their father, evangelical...
  • HGTV drops reality show starring anti-gay-marriage Christian activist

    HGTV drops reality show starring anti-gay-marriage Christian activist
    HGTV has decided to scrap plans for a new reality series, "Flip It Forward," after an online outcry over the views of one of its stars on gay marriage, abortion and Islam. In the planned program, announced last month and originally slated to premiere in...
  • TV Review: 'All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State'

    Ann Richards is best remembered for her skewering of George H.W. Bush at the 1988 Democratic National Convention ("Poor George. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth"), and later -- somewhat poetically -- for losing the Texas governorship to Bush'...
  • Bryan Cranston to reprise role as LBJ in 'All the Way' for HBO

    It's back to the small screen for Bryan Cranston. The Tony-winning actor will reprise his role as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in an adaptation of the Broadway play "All the Way" for HBO, the network announced Wednesday.  Playwright Robert...
  • Rick Perry's comeback headed off at the pass

    Rick Perry's comeback headed off at the pass
    It was all going so well for Texas Gov. Rick Perry — until the indictment. His efforts to move past a disastrous 2012 presidential run that had become a reliable punch line for a senior moment seemed to be working. He's dropped a few pounds and...
  • Robert H. Mayer: 50 years ago, Fannie Lou Hamer spoke up for democracy

    This June, I visited Ruleville, Miss., and took in these words on a historical marker: "Sometimes it seems to tell the truth today is to run the risk of being killed. But if I fall, I'll fall five-feet four-inches forward in the fight for freedom."...
  • In this group, she's just Gloria Molina, quilter

    In this group, she's just Gloria Molina, quilter
    Women filed into a classroom at an East Los Angeles community center. Some came alone, some in groups of two and three. Most were Latina and edging past middle age. They hauled tote bags full of fabric and rolled suitcases holding sewing machines. One...
  • Standing in the shadows of Staples Center

    Standing in the shadows of Staples Center
    The steps that lead to the soul of Los Angeles' glittering sports palace were first taken in bowling shoes. Long before Lee Zeidman ran Staples Center, he worked at Simi Bowl, where he learned happiness didn't involve colorful balls or clattering pins,...
  • With Columbus' bid, Ohio could host two political conventions in 2016

    With Columbus' bid, Ohio could host two political conventions in 2016
    When a delegation from the Democratic National Committee arrives in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, former Gov. Ted Strickland will be at a downtown plaza alongside local officials to greet the group. About a month after Cleveland was selected as the site of...
  • Senate confirms Julian Castro as HUD secretary

    Senate confirms Julian Castro as HUD secretary
    The Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm Julian Castro as the new secretary of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday, elevating the rising Democratic star to President Obama's Cabinet. The vote was 71-27, with 18 Republicans supporting the...
  • Rob Lowe Appears in a New 'Sex Tape'

    Rob Lowe finally has a sex tape he wants you to see. In Sony Pictures' July 18 release "Sex Tape," the 50-year-old actor, known for making his own infamous sex tape in the late 1980s, plays Hank, a buttoned-up CEO at the office with a penchant for...