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Watch LeVar Burton Read Goodnight Moon to Neil De Grasse Tyson

12 October 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

LeVar Burton, reader extraordinaire, has brought countless children to reading over 23 seasons of Reading Rainbow. Our children have eagerly waited to hear him read new stories. We have loved him for his ability to captivate them. Those who did not grow up with Reading Rainbow came to know Burton when Reading Rainbow was re-created as an instant-hit, 2012 app for the iPad. The new Rrkidz took just 36 hours to move into first place as an educational success. It hasn’t just been Reading Rainbow that has catapulted Burton to popularity, however. Before Reading Rainbow, he debuted as Kunta Kinte

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- Nat Berman

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Horror Highlights: Buckout Road, Game Of Thrones Dorbz Contest, Deadly Manners, Destination America’s “Ghostober”, Discovering Bigfoot, Scare Slam

3 October 2017 7:02 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Urban legends are relived with lethal results in the eerie trailer for Buckout Road, the new film from Matthew Currie Holmes that features a cast including Danny Glover and Jessica Cameron. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have a giveaway for a Funko Dorbz figure based on a character from HBO's Game of Thrones, details on the new murder mystery podcast Deadly Manners, Destination America's "Ghostober" programming, a trailer for Discovering Bigfoot, and info on the 2017 Scare Slam at the London Horror Festival.

Buckout Road Trailer: Press Release: "Matthew Currie Holmes’ directorial debut, Buckout Road, just won its first film festival award and released a full-length trailer.  This supernatural thriller, produced by John Gillespie & Brad Clark and stars: Evan Ross (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Lee Daniels’ Star ), Henry Czerny (Mission: Impossible, Quantico), Dominique Provost-Chalkley (Wynona Earp, Avengers: Age Of Ultron), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon I-iv) and Colm Feore (House of Cards, »

- Derek Anderson

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11 New and Returning Podcasts and Audio Series We Can’t Wait to Listen to This Fall

29 September 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

With more podcasts to choose from than TV shows these days, it can be tough to figure out which one are worth a listen, especially when more and more keep debuting. Luckily, there are some fan favorites and newcomers creating their own unique, fun spaces this fall, and they’re definitely worth a listen.

Here are some of the pop culture podcasts we’re queueing our iTunes up for.

2017 Fall Preview: Et's Look at Film, Music, TV and More! 

Queery With Cameron Esposito

Feral Audio

Premiered Aug. 5

Photo: Getty Images

Technically, this show was a summer return, but it’s still on our radar as a must-listen as new episodes continue to roll out. Comedian Cameron Esposito is a mainstay on the L.A. comedy scene, running a longtime show called Put Your Hands Together -- which is, naturally, also recorded for a podcast -- and she starred with her wife, Rhea Butcher, on the »

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Flashback: Patrick Stewart on Taking Over the Enterprise on ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’

26 September 2017 8:22 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

In March 1988, the season one wrap party for Star Trek: The Next Generation was held at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, a landmark famous for its appearances in movies such as Rebel Without a Cause and, most recently, La La Land. Along with its stargazing capabilities, the observatory also provides one of the best vantage points of Hollywood and the greater Los Angeles area. While speaking with Et, the perspective on Star Trek franchise creator Gene Roddenberry’s mind that night was a more personal one.

“The first year of the first generation of Star Trek, I had been fired,” said Roddenberry, standing in front of a banner that read: “Congrats on the First 26 Voyages,” noting the original series’ first season’s grand total of 26 hours of television. “And the first review we had of the show was: ‘Last night we had one of the worst things that had ever happened on TV in living color.’” The »

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LeVar Burton Sued For Using Reading Rainbow Catchphrase

9 August 2017 9:19 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

LeVar Burton is being sued for using a catchphrase coined whiled hosting Reading Rainbow on his own podcast, LeVar Burton Reads. »

- Sean K. Cureton

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LeVar Burton Is Sued in Reading Rainbow Copyright Dispute — But You Don't Have to Take Our Word for It

8 August 2017 10:21 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

LeVar Burton, the actor who hosted PBS’s Reading Rainbow from 1983 to 2006, is being sued in a wide-ranging lawsuit that claims he is attempting to “reap the benefits” of the beloved show that is technically owned by a public broadcasting station in Buffalo, New York.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Reading Rainbow‘s current owner, Wned, has been in court with Burton for over a year disputing a 2011 licensing deal.

The broadcaster filed a new lawsuit on Friday that claims it owns the rights to intellectual property associated with Reading Rainbow being used by Burton and his company, RRKidz. The »

- Stephanie Petit

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LeVar Burton Sued in ‘Reading Rainbow’ Copyright Dispute

7 August 2017 4:16 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

You’re getting sued, LeVar Burton — but you don’t have to take our word for it. Former “Reading Rainbow” host Burton has been hit with a lawsuit by a broadcaster who says that he’s infringing on copyrights associated with the series. In the suit, filed in federal court in New York on Friday, Buffalo-based PBS affiliate Wned maintains that it owns the rights to intellectual property associated with “Reading Rainbow,” and agreed to license the property to Burton for an online revival of the series in 2011. Also Read: LeVar Burton Reads Children's Book Filled With Profanity for a Good Cause (Video) By. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Five Original Disney Channel Movies Adults Would Like

28 July 2017 5:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

The Disney Channel has been filling our lives with high quality entertainment for decades. While some viewers may equate the Disney franchise with films made for children, this is only true to a degree. Many parents enjoy watching Disney movies with their kids. While most are geared towards a younger audience, there are quite a few that are equally entertaining for adult audiences. Here are five original Disney Channel movies that adults would like. “Smart House” Adults can appreciate the theme of this movie because it involves some pretty cool technology. The 1999 film, directed by LeVar Burton is the

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- Dana Hanson-Firestone

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LeVar Burton Reading a Neil Gaiman Short Story is Even Better Than ‘American Gods’ — Listen

26 July 2017 9:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

As the host of the new podcast “LeVar Burton Reads” explains in the opening episode, “I think a bucket list item for a lot of millennials is to have LeVar Burton read them a bedtime story.”

For fans of Neil Gaiman, the latest episode of the show might be a close runner-up. Every week, Burton tackles a different piece of short fiction across multiple genres. This week’s episode finds the actor and erstwhile “Reading Rainbow” host in familiar fandom territory.

Burton gives a full disclosure disclaimer at the top that Gaiman, the author responsible for “American Gods,” “Stardust,” and the seminal comic book series “The Sandman,” is one of his favorite writers. But, listening to the episode, it’s hard not to figure that out even without the explanation. As he reads Gaiman’s short story “Chivalry,” the tale of an elderly woman who comes in possession of a »

- Steve Greene

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LeVar Burton Reading a Neil Gaiman Short Story is Even Better Than ‘American Gods’ — Listen

26 July 2017 9:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As the host of the new podcast “LeVar Burton Reads” explains in the opening episode, “I think a bucket list item for a lot of millennials is to have LeVar Burton read them a bedtime story.”

For fans of Neil Gaiman, the latest episode of the show might be a close runner-up. Every week, Burton tackles a different piece of short fiction across multiple genres. This week’s episode finds the actor and erstwhile “Reading Rainbow” host in familiar fandom territory.

Burton gives a full disclosure disclaimer at the top that Gaiman, the author responsible for “American Gods,” “Stardust,” and the seminal comic book series “The Sandman,” is one of his favorite writers. But, listening to the episode, it’s hard not to figure that out even without the explanation. As he reads Gaiman’s short story “Chivalry,” the tale of an elderly woman who comes in possession of a »

- Steve Greene

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@midnight with Chris Hardwick: Ending; No Season Five

19 July 2017 1:36 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

While no one is using the word "cancelled," Comedy Central, Chris Hardwick, and Funny or Die have decided to end the @midnight with Chris Hardwick TV show, with the current, fourth season, which will bow out with its 600th episode. The internet-centric late night talk show features Hardwick leading panelists through a survey of "meme-worthy" topics of the day. The final week of @midnight with Chris Hardwick will kick off on Monday, July 31, 2017 and conclude with the August 4th episode. Celebrities who have appeared as panelists on the Comedy Central TV series include Judd Apatow, Doug Benson, Jason Biggs, Neal Brennan, Hannibal Buress, LeVar Burton, Ice Cube, Andy Daly, Will Ferrell, Will Forte, James Franco, Ilana Glazer, Seth Green, Jon Hamm, Jonah Hill, Abbi Jacobson, Keegan-Michael Key, Kyle Kinane, David Koechner, Natasha Leggero, Thomas Lennon, Joe Lo Truglio, Marc Maron, Kumail »

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Reading Rainbow: LeVar Burton Reads Stories to You in New Podcast

5 July 2017 6:40 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Reading Rainbow is back! Well, sort of. Recently, LeVar Burton launched a new podcast inspired by his classic PBS TV show.Hosted by Burton, Reading Rainbow featured the Star Trek star reading books to children. The show would often center around a theme explored in the book and offer further reading recommendations. The award-winning program ran from 1983 to 2006, making it one of PBS' longest-running series.Read More… »

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The 50 Best Podcast Episodes of 2017 (So Far)

29 June 2017 11:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Like any best-of list, choosing the best podcasts of the year is a fundamentally foolish task. With a neverending collection of new shows and fresh perspectives popping up every day, singling out a couple dozen seems like trying to stab a tidal wave with a dinner fork.

With all of those listening options sprouting up quicker than anyone can listen to them all, there are going to be wonders that lie just beyond any top charts or list of featured shows. We’ve tried to cover as many shows in our regular review of the month’s best episodes.

Full List: Our Complete Picks of the 50 Best Podcast Episodes of 2017 (So Far)

Journalists are constantly upending the expectations of sports talk radio on shows like “Hang Up and Listen.” Scripted shows like “The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel” are bridging the gap between the average podcast listener and younger audiences. »

- Steve Greene

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LeVar Burton Breaks Out Old 'Next Generation' Cast Selfie Featuring Sad William Shatner

21 June 2017 2:38 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

LeVar Burton has won National Selfie Day. 

The unofficial holiday on Wednesday clogged social media feeds with users posting pictures of themselves and friends. Celebrities had to get in on the fun, too. 

But it was the Geordi La Forge actor who took top honors when he broke out a photo from a few years back that featured the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, along with a sad looking William Shatner

"Oh, it's #NationalSelfieDay That explains this all over my timeline...," Burton wrote with the picture. 

Featuring Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn (cut off) and Brent »

- Ryan Parker

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LeVar Burton Is In 'No Mood' to Be Disrespected by American Airlines

12 June 2017 8:52 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

LeVar Burton can fly twice as high, but he may have to do it in business class.

The Reading Rainbow host and Star Trek: The Next Generation actor, 60, had a turbulent flight on American Airlines on Sunday and sounded off on Twitter about the “disrespect” he says he experienced.

Burton was bumped from first class to business on a recent flight from Chicago O’Hare to Los Angeles, despite having paid for two seats in the pricier section. On Sunday, he called out the airline on twitter, tagging American, he wrote “I’m in No Mood for disrespect.”

.@AmericanAir after »

- Mackenzie Schmidt

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Adam West Remembered as Hollywood Mourns the Loss of TV's Batman

10 June 2017 12:55 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Adam West, the actor best known for his role as Batman in the 1960s television series, has died at the age of 88 from a battle with leukemia late on Friday night. West's family shared a statement with Variety to confirm the news. The family offered this to fans.

"Our dad always saw himself as the Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans' lives. He was and will always be our hero."

For many, Adam West was their introduction to the world of Batman, and for some, he was the only Batman that mattered. One of West's many talents as an actor was not taking himself too seriously. He could keep a straight face through the most absurd moments, while keeping the fun going on the campy 60's television show. He could surf with the joker, dance with Catwoman while doing the "Batusi," campaigning for mayor of Gotham alongside the Penguin, »

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Don Rickles Remembered as Hollywood Mourns the Loss of a Comedy Genius

6 April 2017 3:53 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier today, we reportedly the sad news that Hollywood has lost another legend, with comedian Don Rickles passing away at the age of 90. His publicist confirmed that the iconic insult comic passed in his Los Angeles home, from kidney failure. As word of his passing spread, Hollywood icons left and right paid tribute to the late comedian through social media, to honor this late legend.

While most sent out their tributes through Twitter, others released lengthier tributes elsewhere. Rolling Stone caught up with Gilbert Gottfried, who summed up the the late comedian's legacy with a heartfelt statement that explained why Rickles will go down in history as one of the best comedians ever. Here's what Gilbert Gottfried had to say.

"Don Rickles was never politically correct, and he would never apologize for any of it. He was totally unapologetic about his comedy. So I admired that and looked at him »

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Mourning Don Rickles: Bob Newhart, Billy Crystal & More Celebrate the ‘Merchant of Venom’ — with a Heart of Gold

6 April 2017 11:53 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Don Rickles’ many famous friends and fans are taking to social media in the wake of his death to mourn and share memories of the beloved comedian.

The legendary insult comic died on Thursday, with his longtime representative Paul Shefrin telling People in a statement: “Emmy-Award winning iconic comedian Don Rickles passed away at his home Los Angeles this morning (Thursday) as a result of kidney failure.”

Rickles would have turned 91 on May 8. Rickles also had great success as an actor and best-selling author,” he continued. “He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara, as well as their daughter »

- Mike Miller

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‘Battle of the Network Stars’ Reboot in the Works at ABC (Exclusive)

2 March 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC is preparing to add “Battle of the Network Stars” to its roster of primetime game-show revivals.

The network is developing a rebooted version of the ’70s and ’80s television classic, which pitted teams of TV stars against one another in athletic competitions. ABC has begun a casting search for what would be a new event series airing this summer. According to a casting announcement obtained by Variety, the series will shoot in May.

The revival hails from ABC and Img, which owns the program and will produce with Glassman Media. It will feature stars from across multiple television genres competing to raise money for charity.

The original “Battle of the Network Stars” aired on ABC from 1976 to 1985 and featured teams representing ABC, CBS, and NBC competing in events such as kayaking, golf, three-on-three footbal, and tug of war. The show was hosted for most of its run by Howard Cosell. Among »

- Daniel Holloway

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Jazz Legend Al Jarreau Dead at 76 Following Hospitalization for Exhaustion

12 February 2017 11:08 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Al Jarreau, a seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer, died Sunday at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 76.

According to a statement from his manager Joe Gordon published by Ebony magazine, the singer was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his passing.

His loved ones asked that in lieu of flowers or gifts, donations be made the Wisconsin Foundation for School Music, an organization that supports music opportunities, teachers, and scholarships for students in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin.

Last week, updates on Jarreau’s Twitter account announced he had entered a hospital for exhaustion and was forced to retire from touring “with complete sorrow. »

- Stephanie Petit

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