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Friday’s best TV

27 August 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Rick Stein visits Greece in From Venice to Istanbul, big bands pay tribute to swing masters in Friday Night at the Proms: The Story of Swing, and Kirsty Wark highlights the best of Edinburgh Nights. Plus: the machines have the last laugh in Bad Robots, and there’s magical realism in the Deep South in Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild

A night of sax education at the Royal Albert Hall, exploring the roots of the swing era with two big bands led by old hands Guy Barker and Winston Rollins. The legacies of masters such as Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Benny Goodman are celebrated with the help of guest singers Clare Teal, Elaine Delmar and Jamie Davis. There’s also a rousing Cab Calloway turn by Clarke Peters, who was burning up West End stages long before he played The Wire’s fastidious Freamon. Graeme Virtue

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- Graeme Virtue, Julia Raeside, Jack Seale, Ali Catterall, Mark Gibbings-Jones, Paul Howlett

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It's Official: 'Dancing With the Stars' Judge Len Goodman Is Leaving the Show (for Now)

20 August 2015 6:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

After months of speculation, "Dancing With the Stars" has confirmed that longtime judge Len Goodman will be vacating his post for the upcoming 21st season of the reality competition series.

"DWTS" executive producer Rob Wade released a statement announcing the news, revealing that several other conflicts precluded Goodman from continuing with his judging duties.

"Len will not be returning as a judge this season on 'Dancing With the Stars' due to his schedule as a judge on 'Strictly Come Dancing' in the U.K. and the birth of his new grandson," Wade's statement said. "He still might be involved in the season at some capacity, but we will have to wait and see. We are planning on having great guest judges for some shows to join Bruno (Tonioli), Carrie Ann (Inaba) and Julianne (Hough), and I'm sure we will see Len in the ballroom again soon."

The announcement isn't a huge shock, »

- Katie Roberts

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Len Goodman Leaving ‘Dancing With the Stars’

19 August 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After 20 seasons on “Dancing With the Stars,” Len Goodman will quickstep away as a permanent judge on the long-running ABC competition series. Goodman’s departure comes as he’s set to concentrate on the U.K. version of “DWTS” across the pond, and spend more time with his family.

“Len will not be returning as a judge this season on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ due to his schedule as a judge on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the U.K. and the birth of his new grandson,” said “DWTS” exec producer Rob Wade in an official statement. “He still might be involved in the season at some capacity, but we will have to wait and see. We are planning on having great guest judges for some shows to join Bruno (Tonioli), Carrie Ann (Inaba) and Julianne (Hough), and I’m sure we will see Len in the ballroom again soon.”

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- Seth Kelley

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Dancing With the Stars: Len Goodman’s Exit Confirmed, Season 21 Pro Cast Revealed

19 August 2015 12:31 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Dancing With the Stars will be down a judge when it returns for its 21st season this fall. The long-rumored and much expected exit of longtime judge Len Goodman was confirmed today by the show’s executive producer Rob Wade. “Len will not be returning as a judge this season on Dancing with the Stars due to his schedule as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing in the UK and the birth of his new grandson,” Wade told Glamour.com. “He still might be involved in the season at some capacity, but we will have to wait and see. We are planning on having great guest judges for some shows to join Bruno, Carrie Ann and Julianne, and I’m sure we will see Len in the ballroom again soon.” With Goodman’s exit, however, does come one exciting return for Dancing With the Stars fans. Season 13 winner Karina Smirnoff »

- Chris King

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Dancing With The Stars Judge Won’t Return For Season 21

19 August 2015 12:04 PM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

We’ve seen our last “10 from Len.” Len Goodman, the 71 year-old Dancing With the Stars judge will not return to the judges table for Season 21, deciding to focus on judging Britain’s Strictly Come Dancing and spending time with his family. Goodman had previously stated that Season 20 was to be his last, but then waffled on the subject, causing us to wonder, Will he or won’t he?” Dancing with the Stars executive producer Rob Wade released a statement stating, “Len will not be returning as a judge this season on Dancing With The Stars due to his schedule as a … Continue reading →

The post Dancing With The Stars Judge Won’t Return For Season 21 appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Kellie Freeze

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Dancing With the Stars Shocker: Find Out Which Judge Is Leaving the Show

19 August 2015 11:22 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

There will be no 10s from Len this season. Len Goodman has exited Dancing With the Stars ahead of its 21st season, E! News has confirmed.  "Len will not be returning as a judge this season on Dancing with the Stars due to his schedule as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing in the UK and the birth of his new grandson," showrunner Rob Wade said in a statement of Goodman's exit. "He still might be involved in the season at some capacity, but we will have to wait and see. " While Goodman had announced in December 2014 that he would be leaving his post as the ABC reality hit's head judge, he appeared to have had a change of heart in January, with Wade telling us that season 20 »

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Len Goodman Leaving Dancing With the Stars After 20 Seasons

19 August 2015 7:04 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Goodbye, Len! Dancing With the Stars judge Len Goodman, who has appeared on the ABC series since its premiere in 2005, is leaving the reality hit after 20 seasons, Us Weekly has confirmed. The London native, who also serves as a judge on the original British version of the show, Strictly Come Dancing, is leaving DWTS thanks to his commitment to Strictly and a brand-new grandson. Goodman has been discussing his exit for years. "Len will not be returning as a judge this season on Dancing With the [...] »

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SAG-aftra Announces Carol Burnett As The 52nd Recipient Of The Life Achievement Award

20 July 2015 12:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Carol Burnett – comedic trailblazer, actor, singer, dancer, producer and author – has been named the 52nd recipient of SAG-aftra’s highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Burnett will be presented the performers union’s top accolade at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 8 p.m. (Et), 7 p.m. (Ct), 6 p.m. (Mt) and 5 p.m. (Pt). Given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” the SAG Life Achievement Award will join Burnett’s exceptional catalog of preeminent industry and public honors, which includes multiple Emmys, a special Tony, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and both a Kennedy Center Honor and its Mark Twain Prize for Humor.

In making today’s announcement, SAG-aftra President Ken Howard said, “Carol Burnett is a creative dynamo and a comedic genius. »

- Michelle McCue

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Van Alexander, Big-Band Leader and Film-tv Composer, Dies at 100

19 July 2015 10:15 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Van Alexander, the 1940s bandleader who co-wrote “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” with Ella Fitzgerald and went on to score dozens of films and TV shows in the 1950s and ’60s, died of heart failure Sunday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 100.

A three-time Emmy nominee for composition and music direction in the early 1970s, Alexander was head arranger for the entire run of NBC”s “Dean Martin Show” (1965-74) and wrote scores for many 1960s sitcoms including “Hazel,” “The Donna Reed Show,” “Dennis the Menace,” “The Farmer’s Daughter,” “Bewitched” and “I Dream of Jeannie.”

He was also the composer of more than a dozen 1950s and ’60s film scores including “The Atomic Kid,” “Baby Face Nelson,” “Andy Hardy Comes Home,” “Girls Town” and a trio of William Castle films that have become cult favorites: “13 Frightened Girls,” “Strait-Jacket” and “I Saw What You Did.”

Alexander was the author of “First Arrangement, »

- Jon Burlingame

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Van Alexander, Big-Band Leader and Film-tv Composer, Dies at 100

19 July 2015 10:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Van Alexander, the 1940s bandleader who co-wrote “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” with Ella Fitzgerald and went on to score dozens of films and TV shows in the 1950s and ’60s, died of heart failure Sunday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 100.

A three-time Emmy nominee for composition and music direction in the early 1970s, Alexander was head arranger for the entire run of NBC”s “Dean Martin Show” (1965-74) and wrote scores for many 1960s sitcoms including “Hazel,” “The Donna Reed Show,” “Dennis the Menace,” “The Farmer’s Daughter,” “Bewitched” and “I Dream of Jeannie.”

He was also the composer of more than a dozen 1950s and ’60s film scores including “The Atomic Kid,” “Baby Face Nelson,” “Andy Hardy Comes Home,” “Girls Town” and a trio of William Castle films that have become cult favorites: “13 Frightened Girls,” “Strait-Jacket” and “I Saw What You Did.”

Alexander was the author of “First Arrangement, »

- Jon Burlingame

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Humans: 6 Things to Know About AMC's Eerie New Android Drama

26 June 2015 1:49 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

No need to fear the moment that artificial intelligence invades every aspect of our lives, say those involved with AMC’s Humans: It’s already here.

And within the universe of the cabler’s new drama, AI takes the form of human-like androids who make every aspect of life easier… and also may be plotting your death.

Video Watch the Chilling Humans Teaser Trailer

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. The sci-fi series from Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent (Mi:5) and based on Sweden’s Real Humans is set in suburban London in the “parallel present,” where incredibly »

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Howard Rodman, Joan Meyerson Running for Writers Guild Presidency

19 June 2015 1:57 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Howard Rodman and Joan Meyerson are running for a two-year term as president of the Writers Guild of America West.

The guild released a list of candidates chosen by its nominating committee Friday — including several prominent newcomers to WGA politics such as Zak Penn, Mara Brock Akil and Meredith Stiehm. Candidates can still be nominated for the next month by petition with 50 signatures and a July 23 deadline.

David A. Goodman and Carl Gottlieb are seeking the VP slot, currently held by Rodman. Marjorie David and Aaron Mendelsohn are seeking the secretary-treasurer post, currently held by Gottlieb.

Seventeen candidates are seeking eight board seats, including incumbent Patric Verrone, best known for leading the WGA during the 2007-08 strike, and “Captain Phillips” screenwriter Billy Ray. Other incumbents seeking re-election are Carleton Eastlake, Alfredo Barrios Jr., Karen Harris and Ari B. Rubin.

The other candidates include Penn, Brock Akil, Stiehm, Andrea Berloff, Cynthia Riddle, »

- Dave McNary

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Howard Rodman, Joan Meyerson Running for Writers Guild Presidency

19 June 2015 1:57 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Howard Rodman and Joan Meyerson are running for a two-year term as president of the Writers Guild of America West.

The guild released a list of candidates chosen by its nominating committee Friday — including several prominent newcomers to WGA politics such as Zak Penn, Mara Brock Akil and Meredith Stiehm. Candidates can still be nominated for the next month by petition with 50 signatures and a July 23 deadline.

David A. Goodman and Carl Gottlieb are seeking the VP slot, currently held by Rodman. Marjorie David and Aaron Mendelsohn are seeking the secretary-treasurer post, currently held by Gottlieb.

Seventeen candidates are seeking eight board seats, including incumbent Patric Verrone, best known for leading the WGA during the 2007-08 strike, and “Captain Phillips” screenwriter Billy Ray. Other incumbents seeking re-election are Carleton Eastlake, Alfredo Barrios Jr., Karen Harris and Ari B. Rubin.

The other candidates include Penn, Brock Akil, Stiehm, Andrea Berloff, Cynthia Riddle, »

- Dave McNary

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Vince Gilligan Talks 'Better Call Saul' Season 2, 'X-Files' Reboot, and More

18 June 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Writer/producer Vince Gilligan has pulled off the seemingly impossible -- twice!

First, he managed to craft a "Breaking Bad" finale that somehow left every member of the show's rabid fanbase completely satisfied. Then, he found an unorthodox way back into the world he created, scoring yet again with the prequel series "Better Call Saul."

As awards and nominations for the latter series begin to rack up in the walk-up to the Emmys, Moviefone grabbed a quick check-in with Gilligan to talk about the success of "Better Call Saul," get a taste of his second season plans, hear his thoughts on the return of "The X-Files" (the series that gave him his big break), and his reaction to that other massive AMC series finale, "Mad Men."

Moviefone: Congratulations for all the nominations coming in for "Better Call Saul." What has it meant to you that the audience has embraced the »

- Scott Huver

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Monica Lewis Dies: Singer-Actress And Voice Of Chiquita Banana Was 93

12 June 2015 9:16 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Monica Lewis, a singer and actress who performed with Benny Goodman and voiced the cartoon character Chiquita Banana, died today at her home in Woodland Hills. She was 93. Lewis was on the first broadcast of Ed Sullivan’s Toast Of The Town, and subsequently performed with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis among others including Frank Sinatra. In 1951 she toured Korea with Danny Kaye. In addition to a recording career, Lewis had roles in numerous Hollywood movies and TV shows… »

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Monica Lewis Dies: Singer-Actress And Voice Of Chiquita Banana Was 93

12 June 2015 9:16 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Monica Lewis, a singer and actress who performed with Benny Goodman and voiced the cartoon character Chiquita Banana, died today at her home in Woodland Hills. She was 93. Lewis was on the first broadcast of Ed Sullivan’s Toast Of The Town, and subsequently performed with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis among others including Frank Sinatra. In 1951 she toured Korea with Danny Kaye. In addition to a recording career, Lewis had roles in numerous Hollywood movies and TV shows… »

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Monica Lewis, Actress, Singer, Dies at 93

12 June 2015 1:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Monica Lewis, a former Benny Goodman vocalist who headlined the very first broadcast of “The Ed Sullivan Show,” was the voice of the popular Chiquita Banana cartoons, clowned opposite Jerry Lewis, Red Skelton and Danny Kaye, and had co-starring roles in such films as “Earthquake,” “Airport 1975” and “The ConcordeAirport ’79,” died on June 12 of natural causes at her apartment in Woodland Hills, Calif. She was 93.

Lewis was born in Chicago to a musical family headed by her father Leon Lewis, who was a symphonic composer and conductor. Her mother Jessica sang with the Chicago Opera Company and her sister Barbara was an accomplished classical pianist. Her brother Marlo became head of variety for CBS-tv and created Ed Sullivan’s “Toast of the Town” show.

Monica studied voice with her mother from the time she was a toddler, but when the family lost everything during the Depression, they moved to New York to start over. »

- Variety Staff

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Monica Lewis, Actress Who Sang in Chiquita Banana Cartoons, Dies at 93

12 June 2015 1:13 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Monica Lewis, a former Benny Goodman vocalist who headlined the very first broadcast of “The Ed Sullivan Show,” was the voice of the popular Chiquita Banana cartoons, clowned opposite Jerry Lewis, Red Skelton and Danny Kaye, and had roles in such films as “Earthquake,” “Airport 1975” and “The ConcordeAirport ’79,” died on June 12 of natural causes at her apartment in Woodland Hills, Calif. She was 93.

Lewis was born in Chicago to a musical family. Her father Leon Lewis was a symphonic composer and conductor; her mother Jessica sang with the Chicago Opera Company and her sister Barbara was a classical pianist. Her brother Marlo became head of variety for CBS-tv and created Ed Sullivan’s “Toast of the Town” show.

Monica studied voice with her mother from the time she was a toddler, but when the family lost everything during the Depression, they moved to New York to start over. »

- Variety Staff

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Bob Odenkirk 'appropriately nervous' about 'Breaking Bad' spinoff 'Better Call Saul' (Exclusive Video)

11 June 2015 5:15 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"I don't want to overstate it, but we were appropriately nervous about even doing the show. And then, how would it be accepted?" reveals Bob Odenkirk about the pressure of spinning off his character Saul Goodman/Jimmy McGill from "Breaking Bad" to "Better Call Saul." (Watch our webcam chat below.)  -Break- Discuss 'Better Call Saul' in our fun forums Even though he has two Emmys, for writing "Saturday Night Live" and "The Ben Stiller Show," and has been part of the ensemble on Emmy champs "Breaking Bad" and "Fargo," he admits to being caught off-guard when he won Best Drama Actor at the Critics' Choice TV Awards. "Amazing. It was stunning and surprising and really fun. A big jolt of energy. Of course, I was with the creators of the show, Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and Jonathan Banks was there,&nbsp..." »

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Critics’ Choice Awards Winners: Full List

31 May 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The 5th annual Critics’ Choice TV Awards took place Sunday at the Beverly Hilton hotel and aired live on A&E. “So You Think You Can Dance” host Cat Deeley emceed the proceedings — and also found time to accept the prize for best reality host midway through the show. Despite playfully jabbing rival host Tom Bergeron during her intro by joking she’d purposefully gotten him relegated to one of the back tables in the ballroom, she was spotted warmly embracing the “Dancing with the Stars” mainstay during the ad break.

The first prize of the night went to “Better Call Saul’s” Jonathan Banks for best supporting actor in a drama, and the thesp also had the dubious honor of earning the ceremony’s first (but far from the last) bleep during his acceptance speech. The “Breaking Bad” spinoff later won a second award for Bob Odenkirk’s lead »

- Variety Staff

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