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Al Franken Cut From PBS' Kennedy Center Tribute to David Letterman

Al Franken Cut From PBS' Kennedy Center Tribute to David Letterman
If there was a Top 10 list of reasons to scrub a celebrity’s appearance from an upcoming TV special, a sexual harassment scandal would surely come in at number one.

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken has been edited out of PBS’ David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize special (airing Monday, 8/7c), TVLine has confirmed. The decision to cut him from the broadcast comes just days after the Saturday Night Live alum became the latest politician to be accused of sexual harassment. The network on Sunday released the following statement to TVLine:

PBS will air David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize on Monday evening.
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Elton John And Andrea Bocelli To Perform At Celebrity Fight Night In Italy

Celebrity Fight Night announced today that the legendary Sir Elton John and the world-renowned tenor, Andrea Bocelli, will take the stage at the historic Colosseum in Rome on Friday, September 8th for a special musical event as part of this year’s “Celebrity Fight Night in Italy.”

The newly announced gala concert will also feature performances by musical icons such as Steven Tyler and David Foster. The 4th Annual “Celebrity Fight Night in Italy” is a 7-day experience in Rome, where philanthropic donors and special guests can enjoy the most magical places in and around the capital city. Funds raised benefit both the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. Celebrity Fight Night, a star-studded annual charity event, has raised over $132 million for many charities throughout its 23-year history, most significantly for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Az.

“Celebrity Fight Night in Italy” kicks off on Tuesday,
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'Good Times' Star Jimmie Walker Supports Trump, Defends Bill Maher

Good Times star Jimmie Walker is a fan of President Donald Trump and told Fox News the PC culture needs to cool it.

Known best for his "Dynomite!" catchphrase on the 1970s sitcom, the actor and comedian, who is now working on an upcoming episode of ABC's Battle of the Network Stars, said people are too sensitive these days.

"I think … anything that anybody says really is scrutinized," he told Fox News. "It's nothing personal! Everybody takes everything so hard! I think that's really what the problem is."

The actor considers himself "a logical Independent" and is with the president for "probably 90 percent of...
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Battle of the Network Stars Reboot Brings New Blood, Upgraded Dunk Tank and a Hulk With Something to Prove

Battle of the Network Stars Reboot Brings New Blood, Upgraded Dunk Tank and a Hulk With Something to Prove
The obstacle course of red, white and blue tires is the same, but the dunk tank is a bit more extreme as ABC wages a new Battle of the Network Stars starting Thursday, June 29 at 9/8c.

RelatedBattle of the Network Stars Cast Announced: The 10 Celebs We’re Most Psyched to See Throw Down

For the unfortunately uninitiated of you, gather ’round as I spin a yarn about the original intra-network “field day” competition that aired on ABC during the 1970s and ’80s, pitting the Alphabet network against CBS and NBC and… well, that was it, kids. PBS and the
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Battle of the Network Stars Full Cast Announced: The 10 Celebs We’re Most Psyched to See Throw Down

Battle of the Network Stars Full Cast Announced: The 10 Celebs We’re Most Psyched to See Throw Down
This is either going to be really good or so bad, it’s great. But either way, ABC’s relaunch of Battle of the Network Stars (premiering Thursday, June 29 at 9/8c) is looking like the summer’s must-see — especially since on Tuesday the full list of competitors was released. The celebrities we’re most psyched to see throwing down in events like the kayak relay race and dunk tank:

RelatedSummer TV Calendar: 90+ Premiere and Finale Dates to Save for June/July

Lou Ferrigno: Don’t we all want to believe that, even at age 65, the Incredible Hulk is invincible?
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‘Battle of the Network Stars’ Sets Teams for Series Revival on ABC

‘Battle of the Network Stars’ Sets Teams for Series Revival on ABC
ABC’s revival of “Battle of the Network” stars has set 20 teams of five celebrities each to compete in the upcoming season, the network announced Monday.

Stars from shows such as “Modern Family,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “Scandal,” “Melrose Place,” “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “The Goldbergs,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “The West Wing,” “Dallas,” “CHiPs,” “Law & Order” and many more will take part in the throwback to the classic series from the 1970’s.

The 10-episode season will pit teams of current and classic TV stars from multiple eras and different genres against one another in a variety of athletic games, like Tug of War, Archery, Kayak Relay, Obstacle Course, and Dunk Tank. The series will premiere June 29 at 9 p.m.

The hosts for “Battle of the Network Stars” are Mike Greenberg and Joe Tessitore of Espn; Cassidy Hubbarth and Cari Champion of Espn will be the sideline reporters. Super
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Ann Coulter Denies Jimmie Walker Dating Rumors

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Ann Coulter and Jimmie Walker have been friends for a long time, sparking rumors that the pair is dating, but Coulter has stepped in to deny the claims. Ann Coulter Denies Jimmie Walker Daring Rumors Specifically, Norman Lear reopened the case by stating that they were officially dating. Walker starred on Lear’s show Good Times in the 70s, and […]

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Ann Coulter and Jimmie Walker Are Allegedly Dating: Dy-No-Mite!

Nope, it isn’t still April 1st and this isn’t a hoax. It’s definitely the first time I’ve ever heard of this and while I’m not into gossip I’m definitely into anything involving J.J. from Good Times. And when you pair J.J. with a woman who everyone pretty much links to White Supremacy and supreme right wing garbage, it’s news in my book. Apparently Ann Coulter and Jimmie Walker are dating. The two have been friends for a long time and usually accompany each other to events. Coulter called the two “are dates” but never said they were “dating” as it

Ann Coulter and Jimmie Walker Are Allegedly Dating: Dy-No-Mite!
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What’s Happening?! Norman Lear Says Jimmie Walker Dates Ann Coulter

What’s Happening?! Norman Lear Says Jimmie Walker Dates Ann Coulter
A version of this story originally appeared on EW.com.

Norman Lear has a pretty surprising claim about former Good Times star Jimmie Walker: the 94-year old says Walker dates conservative commentator Ann Coulter.

Lear’s claim came during an interview with black-ish creator Kenya Barris for the Untold Stories issue of Entertainment Weekly (on newsstands now). Asked by Barris about casting Walker as J.J. on Good Times, Lear said he knew the “role could make him a star,” before discussing Walker’s personal life.

“I love him; he’s a wonderful guy, but I’ll tell you
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The Comedian Starring Robert De Niro and an All-Star Cast Debuts on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital May 2nd

Two-Time Academy Award Winner Robert De Niro Leads an All-Star Cast, Including Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Edie Falco, Charles Grodin, Cloris Leachman, Patti LuPone and Harvey Keitel in The Comedian

Two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro (Best Supporting Actor, The Godfather: Part II, 1974; Best Actor, Raging Bull, 1980) stars as an aging insult comic trying to reinvent himself for acclaimed filmmaker Taylor Hackford (Ray) in the comedy-drama The Comedian. De Niro’s eight-years-in-the-making passion project also stars Leslie Mann (Knocked Up), Danny DeVito (“Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”), Charles Grodin (Dave), Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman (Best Supporting Actress, The Last Picture Show, 1971), Patti LuPone (“Penny Dreadful”), and Academy Award nominee Harvey Keitel (Best Supporting Actor, Bugsy, 1991), with a cast that includes Lucy DeVito (Leaves of Grass) and Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally…). In addition, the film features a veritable who’s who of stand-up comedians,
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Harrison Ford and Other Stars Honor Muhammad Ali's Legacy at Annual Celebrity Fight Night

Harrison Ford and Other Stars Honor Muhammad Ali's Legacy at Annual Celebrity Fight Night
For more than two decades, family, friends, and loved ones of the late Muhammad Ali have celebrated Ali's legacy together at Celebrity Fight Night, an annual event founded by Jimmy Walker to raise money for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in hopes of finding a cure for the disease.  Reba McEntire, a good friend of Ali returned for her twelfth year as emcee and presented Harrison Ford and Italian fashion designer Stefano Ricci with the 2017 Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night Awards, awards given to those who best represent the qualities associated with the Champ and his fight to find a cure. One of the highlights of the evening an insider revealed, was hearing Ali's grandson speak to the...
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‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’: Designing the Immigrant Experience

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‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’: Designing the Immigrant Experience
For three-time Oscar winners Stuart Craig and Colleen Atwood, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” offered fascinating stylistic departures. J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” standalone takes place in New York in 1926 — a time, of course, when the immigrant experience flourished.

“New York was all about diversity, and [director] David Yates wanted [to express that],” Atwood told IndieWire. “There were people new to New York and there were people that had been there for a generation — and it was an open-minded time.”

Thus, for both production and costume design, there was great class and cultural diversity to explore in architecture and wardrobes. Although they considered shooting in New York City, that proved to be impractical, so they returned to the back lot of Leavesden Studios outside of London.

J.K. Rowling identified particular buildings in her script, including the Gothic Woolworth [for the Magical Congress headquarters], which at that time was the largest building in the world,” Craig told IndieWire.
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Review: The Comedian, Not Very Funny Despite Its Title

There is a very fine performance embedded in Taylor Hackford’s otherwise enervating, overlong, patience-trying, and not very funny film The Comedian. However, that performance is not delivered by the putative headliner, Robert De Niro. He plays Jackie Burke, a comic who once starred in a popular sitcom, but is now reduced to playing small comedy clubs and participating in “Nostalgia Nights” with similarly faded TV stars (such as Jimmie Walker and Brooke Burke, who play themselves in cameos). Instead, one of the very few reasons to watch The Comedian is for Leslie Mann, who plays Harmony, Jackie’s eventual love interest (despite an almost 30-year age difference). They meet cute while working at a food pantry, both of them doing community service for similar crimes of physical assault. Harmony is the one credible character in the film, one who could conceivably...

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Robert De Niro, Jeff Ross Talk Comedy in "Chaotic Time" at 'The Comedian' Premiere

Robert De Niro, Jeff Ross Talk Comedy in
Comedians and actors came together for the premiere of Taylor Hackford’s film The Comedian at Pacific Design Center’s Silver Screen Theatre in Los Angeles.

The buzz around the red carpet Friday evening was how the life of a comedian is incredibly challenging, but that those challenges and setbacks should not discourage those pursuing it. Similar to Robert De Niro's character's (Jackie Burke) attempts toward reinvention, De Niro shared his advice to aspiring comedians.

“Just keep at it and keep plugging away. Work hard and don’t give up,” the film's lead told The Hollywood Reporter.

Colleague and longtime comedian Jimmie Walker, who...
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The Comedian Review: De Niro Shines as a Foul-Mouthed Comic

The Comedian Review: De Niro Shines as a Foul-Mouthed Comic
When fans look back at Robert De Niro's career, he certainly won't be defined as a "comedian" per se. Not like one would immediately classify someone such as Eddie Murphy as a comedian, at least. Still, that's not to say that he isn't funny, because he most certainly is. But he'll likely be more remembered for his dramatic roles in Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, more than he will be for Meet the Parents or Midnight Run. In his latest offering, The Comedian, this acting legend gets to showcase his dramatic chops along with his R-rated comedy prowess in a delightful yet overly-long and uneven dramedy.

The Comedian has been a labor of love for Robert De Niro, who has been trying to get this off the ground for the past eight years. Directors such as Sean Penn and Mike Newell were attached at various points in the development process,
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PGA Champ Jimmy Walker -- Baba Booey Don't Bother Me! (Video)

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[[tmz:video id="0_uq6ohplj"]] It drives some golfers crazy ... but newly crowned PGA champ Jimmy Walker says the whole "Baba Booey" thing doesn't bother him one bit. In case you're in the dark, Howard Stern fans have made it a point to shout "Baba Booey" after golfers rip their tee shots at major tournaments all over the world. Earlier in the weekend, Graeme McDowell dropped an F-bomb after someone "booey'd" him at Baltusrol. He later apologized. Some tournaments have
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Watch PGA Championship 2016 Online Free CBS Sports Live Streaming Final Round TV , Sunday Leaderboard

The waterlogged 2016 PGA Championship golf tournament enters what will be a marathon event Sunday as the suspended Round 3 wraps up on TNT Sports and the Final Round gets going on CBS Sports. Find out how to watch PGA Championship 2016 online free live streaming and follow the live leaderboard as Jason Day seeks consecutive wins.

Rain and delays have plagued the 2016 PGA Championship through the first three rounds. Torrential downpours kept the leaders from finishing their third rounds on Saturday leaving co-leaders Jason Day and Jimmy Walker at -9, along with others near the top like Henrik Stenson at -8, to finish early Sunday morning.

Day's charge up the leaderboard as the defending champion makes him the favorite to win today, assuming the Final Round will be finished. If not then play would resume on Monday in hopes that the rain stays away long enough.

Another name hanging around is Robert Streb,
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Watch PGA Championship 2016 Online Free CBS Sports Live Streaming Final Round TV , Sunday Leaderboard

The waterlogged 2016 PGA Championship golf tournament enters what will be a marathon event Sunday as the suspended Round 3 wraps up on TNT Sports and the Final Round gets going on CBS Sports. Find out how to watch PGA Championship 2016 online free live streaming and follow the live leaderboard as Jason Day seeks consecutive wins.

Rain and delays have plagued the 2016 PGA Championship through the first three rounds. Torrential downpours kept the leaders from finishing their third rounds on Saturday leaving co-leaders Jason Day and Jimmy Walker at -9, along with others near the top like Henrik Stenson at -8, to finish early Sunday morning.

Day's charge up the leaderboard as the defending champion makes him the favorite to win today, assuming the Final Round will be finished. If not then play would resume on Monday in hopes that the rain stays away long enough.

Another name hanging around is Robert Streb,
See full article at TheHDRoom »

Watch PGA Championship 2016 Online Free CBS Sports Live Streaming Final Round TV , Sunday Leaderboard

The waterlogged 2016 PGA Championship golf tournament enters what will be a marathon event Sunday as the suspended Round 3 wraps up on TNT Sports and the Final Round gets going on CBS Sports. Find out how to watch PGA Championship 2016 online free live streaming and follow the live leaderboard as Jason Day seeks consecutive wins.

Rain and delays have plagued the 2016 PGA Championship through the first three rounds. Torrential downpours kept the leaders from finishing their third rounds on Saturday leaving co-leaders Jason Day and Jimmy Walker at -9, along with others near the top like Henrik Stenson at -8, to finish early Sunday morning.

Day's charge up the leaderboard as the defending champion makes him the favorite to win today, assuming the Final Round will be finished. If not then play would resume on Monday in hopes that the rain stays away long enough.

Another name hanging around is Robert Streb,
See full article at TheHDRoom »

Watch PGA Championship 2016 Online Free CBS Sports Live Streaming Final Round TV , Sunday Leaderboard

The waterlogged 2016 PGA Championship golf tournament enters what will be a marathon event Sunday as the suspended Round 3 wraps up on TNT Sports and the Final Round gets going on CBS Sports. Find out how to watch PGA Championship 2016 online free live streaming and follow the live leaderboard as Jason Day seeks consecutive wins.

Rain and delays have plagued the 2016 PGA Championship through the first three rounds. Torrential downpours kept the leaders from finishing their third rounds on Saturday leaving co-leaders Jason Day and Jimmy Walker at -9, along with others near the top like Henrik Stenson at -8, to finish early Sunday morning.

Day's charge up the leaderboard as the defending champion makes him the favorite to win today, assuming the Final Round will be finished. If not then play would resume on Monday in hopes that the rain stays away long enough.

Another name hanging around is Robert Streb,
See full article at TheHDRoom »
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