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SAG Awards to Honor Lily Tomlin with Lifetime Achievement Award

4 August 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

Each year, the Screen Actors Guild recognizes one longtime (and legendary) talent “for outstanding achievement in fostering the finest ideals of the acting profession” with its Life Achievement Award. “Grace and Frankie” Emmy nominee Lily Tomlin was announced this morning, Aug. 4, as the guild’s 53rd recipient of the esteemed prize, following in the footsteps of other iconic funny ladies like Rita Moreno, Betty White, and last year’s honoree, Carol Burnett. “Lily Tomlin is an extraordinary actress, as equally adept at narrative drama as in comedy roles,” SAG-aftra president Gabrielle Carteris said in a statement. “But it is through her many original characters that Lily’s creative genius fully shines. She has an ability to create diverse and distinct characters that are at once familiar, eccentric, and oh so honest—in a way that illuminates life’s hidden corners.” Carteris went on to cite some of Tomlin’s career »

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World’s First ‘Golden Girls’ Cafe Is Coming to New York City

22 June 2016 3:22 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A Washington Heights’ resident is opening up the world’s first “Golden Girls”-themed restaurant in New York City. Michael J. Larue, who used to be a close friend of the late Rue McClanahan — who played the sexy, at times slutty Blanche Devereaux on the NBC sitcom — is getting ready to open up Rue La Rue Cafe, according to The ’80s-style eatery will pay homage to the actress and will be jam packed with “Golden Girls” memorabilia and, of course, cheesecake. (If that reference went right over your head, you’re probably straight. Click here for clarification). Also »

- Itay Hod

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You'll Never Guess Which Physical Attribute NeNe Leakes Had to Assure Mike Tyson Was 'Real'

21 June 2016 12:10 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Make no mistake: NeNe Leakes' lashes are au naturel. Leakes tells People Now that when Mike Tyson appeared as guest panelist on her upcoming game show To Tell the Truth, he had only one question for her: "Are those mink lashes?""He asked me about my eyelashes," she explains, adding that she assured him, " 'I don't know about mink but, they're real. They're real honey.' " The game show revival stars Leakes and Betty White, along with a cast of rotating celebrities, and the superstar panelists - corralled by host Anthony Anderson - must decide which of three people »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Get the cheesecake! Golden Girls themed restaurant set for New York City

21 June 2016 11:56 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The legendary 80s sitcom gets the cafe it deserves, including memorabilia, live music and, of course, cheesecake – plus Betty White at the grand opening

Get ready for Thank You for Being a Friend Fries, Sophia’s Sicilian Meatballs, and, of course, plenty of cheesecake. Rue La Rue, a Golden Girls themed restaurant, will open in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood in early September. It will be at 4396 Broadway which is, appropriately, known as the Sofia Storage Building. No relation to Ms Petrillo.

According to DNA Info the restaurant is being opened by Michael J Larue, who named the establishment after his best friend Rue McClanahan, the actor who played hot-to-trot Blanche Devereaux on the 80s series about four female roommates of a certain age living in a house in Miami. When McClanahan died in 2010 she left Larue all of her memorabilia from her acting career, some of which will be on display at the restaurant, »

- Brian Moylan

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To Tell the Truth: Season One Ratings

15 June 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The original To Tell the Truth debuted in 1956 and ran for 12 seasons. The 1969 syndicated version ran for nine seasons but later versions have ended up running just a season or two. How will this new edition on ABC perform in the ratings? Will it be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.

Hosted by Anthony Anderson, this version of To Tell the Truth features a panel of four celebrities who are presented with three people who all claim to be the same person with the same incredible talent, job, or achievement. One is sworn to tell the truth while the others are not. Panelists this season include Betty White, NeNe Leakes, Jalen Rose, Tracee Ellis Ross, Iliza Shlesinger, Mike Tyson, Brooks Wheelan, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Daymond Johns. Anderson's mother, Doris, keeps score.

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2016 Emmy Contenders: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

7 June 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After five nominations for playing Sheila Jackson on “Shameless,” Joan Cusack finally took home the guest actress prize last year. And just in time — she didn’t appear in the show’s most recent season.

That opens the cateogry to a whole new winner, and it might just be someone who will be doubling up on noms this year. Ellen Burstyn [“Mom”] is also a potential nominee for her work on the drama “House of Cards,” as is Carrie Fisher [“Catastrophe”] for “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.” Tovah Feldshuh stole the show with her “Where’s the Bathroom” number in “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” but could also score a nod on the drama side for her guest work on ‘The Walking Dead.”

Natasha Lyonne [“Portlandia”] did standout work on “Orange Is the New Black,” where her character is sorely missed. Cynthia Nixon [“Broad City”] and Judy Greer [“Mom”] are other actresses pulling double duty on the comedy and drama sides. »

- Jenelle Riley

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Too hot to play outside? Check out our Featured Family Favourites for June!

2 June 2016 10:45 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Of course we're as excited as anyone else about the arrival of summer! Warmer temps mean more time to enjoy the great outdoors. That is, until the thermometer climbs over 30 with the humidex and the kids start to wilt, droop, and worst of all, whine "It's tooooo hot!" Some summer days are just too humid to send the kids outside, especially at midday when the sun is beating down.  What to do when there's a heat advisory in effect? Cineplex has your back. Every month there are classic family-friendly features playing on Saturday mornings at 11am. Admission is only $2.99 and a portion of the proceeds goes towards Free the Children. This Saturday, treat the family to an old favourite (and discover a new favourite) on the big screen!  Here's our June lineup: June 4: The Lorax Anyone who grew up with the stories of fabled Dr. Seuss will find lots »

- Jenny Bullough

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To Tell the Truth: Watch Previews of the Revived ABC Game Show

31 May 2016 6:36 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Below, watch previews of ABC's revival of the classic To Tell the Truth game show. The new To Tell the Truth TV series premieres Tuesday, June 14, with a sneak peek at 8:00pm, then settles into its 10:00pm time slot, later that evening.

Black-ish star Anthony Anderson hosts the show, with his mom, Doris, keeping score. Celebrity panelists include Jalen Rose, Betty White, and NeNe Leakes.



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5 Best Comedy Roasts of All Time

27 May 2016 3:19 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If Betty White has taught us anything, it's that being old doesn't mean you're not hilarious. It also doesn't mean you're not really, really vulgar when the battlefield of comedy needs you to drop some serious F-bombs.

By entertainment standards, the roast -- a concept originated by the Friar's Club fraternity way back in 1907 -- is an absolute dinosaur. But it's like a T. rex that assaults you with politically incorrect character assassination and ridiculous celebrity humiliation instead of killer jaws and tiny arms -- old as it is, the roast walks the razor's edge of "too funny" and "too far." Here are five times the comics got that balance exactly right.

1. Charlie Sheen (2011)

"I respect Charlie Sheen, I do ... not his body of work ... it's all been very Christian Slater-ish ... he sucks, but he's good, but he sucks at the same time." And so it was that the »

- Dan Ketchum

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The Dab Has Hit Peak Pop Culture Overload: The Dance Move Made Its Way to the Scripps Spelling Bee

27 May 2016 11:21 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Cam Newton, look what you've done to society. Okay, fine, so the football player didn't invent the dance himself, but he certainly helped bring it into popularity. When millions of viewers see him on TV every week performing what has become his signature dance move, it makes them want to try it out too. And boy have they ever tried it out. Everyone from celebrities to (previously) esteemed and respected politicians have dabbed. Rashida Jones dabbed on Jimmy FallonBetty White gave it a try. Even Hillary Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres felt the need to dab. It spared no one, except our country's youngest and most innocent citizens. Or so we thought.  Last night was »

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Studio Ghilbi’s Ponyo

15 May 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Studio Ghilbi's PonyoAnimation80%Story82%2016-05-1581%Overall ScoreReader Rating: (4 Votes)90%

I feel oddly unsure of my status as a reasonable adult for having enjoyed this film so much but that’s not going to stop me from giving a review on it. Ponyo!


The movie was awesome and if I was the only person over 3 feet in the theatre when I went to go see it then fine. I hold my head high in pride. Unlike a lot of English dubbed movies out there Ponyo was actually done very well. At no point did I cringe a little in my soul and wish for the Japanese voice talents along with some good subtitles.

Ponyo on the Cliff is about a fish named Brunhilda who lives in an underwater aquarium in her father’s castle along with hundreds of her little sisters. When her father takes them on a trip to »

- The Tiger

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The Golden Girls Funko Pop! Vinyl figures revealed

14 May 2016 7:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

“Thank you for being a friend…”

Funko has revealed its upcoming Pop! Television vinyl figures from the classic U.S. sitcom The Golden Girls which includes Betty White’s Rose, Bea Arthur’s Dorothy, Rue McClanahan’s Blanche and Estelle Getty’s Sophia; take a look below…

Our Golden Girls Pop! figures embody Dorothy’s wit, Blache the Southern belle, Rose’s charm, and Sophia’s bluntness!

Collect the whole group this summer!


- Amie Cranswick

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The Carol Burnett Show: PBS Previews Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches

10 May 2016 2:37 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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Watch the PBS preview of the upcoming 90 minute special, Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches. The upcoming show is full of favorite moments from The Carol Burnett Show, personally selected by Burnett.

The official debut date for Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches is Friday, June 3, 2016, from 9:00 to 10:30pm Et. Check your local listings to see when it is scheduled on your PBS affiliate. Expect lots of laughs from Burnett, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, Steve Martin, and Betty White.



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Alec Baldwin-Hosted ‘Match Game’ to Cap ABC’s Sunday Summer Gameshow Lineup

28 April 2016 9:50 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC is betting big on gameshows this summer, on Thursday adding a revival of “The Match Game” hosted by Alec Baldwin to its slate.

Sundays in particular will be heavy on classic game reboots, with the network creatings what it’s calling a “Sunday Fun & Games Block.” Following encores of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” ABC’s Sunday lineup starting June 26 will feature the Steve Harvey-hosted “Celebrity Family Feud” at 8 p.m., the Michael Strahan-fronted “$100,000 Pyramid” at 9 and now “Match Game” at 10.

Match Game,” produced by FremantleMedia North America, is a panel gameshow that features two contestants as they attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in the missing blank. It will be executive produced by Alec Baldwin and Fmna’s Jennifer Mullin. ABC ordered 10 hourlong installments.

“I am beyond grateful to ABC and FremantleMedia for the chance to host a summer series of the legendary ‘Match Game, »

- Rick Kissell

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Giveaway: Win Hot in Cleveland Season 6 on DVD (3 Winners)

24 April 2016 7:22 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Hot in Cleveland has wrapped up its sixth and final season on TV Land and now you can own the final 24 episodes to complete the Hot in Cleveland DVD set when Season 6 makes its DVD debut on April 26th.

We have teamed up with Paramount Home Entertainment to offer three lucky readers each a copy of Hot in Cleveland Season 6 in this giveaway. Simply fill out the short entry form below for a chance to win one. Each day you return to enter again for as long as the contest is open will increase the odds of your name being randomly selected as one of the winners.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.

Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick, and Betty White are back for the final season of Hot in Cleveland! It's the last hurrah for the ladies in a season filled with unexpected twists and turns! »

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To Tell the Truth, $100,000 Pyramid: ABC Game Show Reboots Coming in June

20 April 2016 2:20 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Are you game? ABC is. The network is reviving two classic TV game shows, To Tell the Truth and $100,000 PyramidTo Tell the Truth premieres Tuesday, June 14, with a sneak peek at 8:00pm, before settling into its regular 10:00pm time slot, later that evening. Black-ish star Anthony Anderson hosts the show. Celebrity panelists include Jalen Rose, Betty White, and NeNe Leakes.

Michael Strahan, who is leaving Live! With Kelly and Michael for a full-time slot on the network's Good Morning America TV show, was announced as the $100,000 Pyramid host, back in January. The all-new $100,000 Pyramid is executive-produced by Michael Strahan, Constance Schwartz, and Vin Rubino.



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TV News Roundup: Seth Rogen Adapting ‘The Boys’ Comic for Cinemax; Brad Garrett Joins ‘Law & Order: Svu’

6 April 2016 6:15 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Boys” comic books could be coming to television with a new show on Cinemax. Also in today’s news roundup, Melissa McCarthy is being honored with a very funny award at the MTV Movie Awards this weekend.


Seth Rogen is bringing another comic book series to television.

Joining his upcoming AMC series “Preacher,” Rogen and his producing partner Evan Goldberg are developing “The Boys” for Cinemax, Variety has confirmed. Like “Preacher,” this dark comic book was also written by Garth Ennis.

Rogen and Goldberg are attached to direct and will serve as exec producers on the project through their Point Grey banner, along with their company’s James Weaver, Original Film’s Neal MoritzPavun Shetty and Ori Marmur, plus Ken Levin and Kickstart’s Jason Netter. “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke will pen the TV adaptation and in addition to writing, will also exec produce. Sony TV is producing. »

- Alyssa Sage, Elizabeth Wagmeister and Laura Prudom

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Bernie Sanders Visits Seth Meyers Thursday In Walk-Up To Brooklyn Debate

5 April 2016 8:24 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Seth Meyers has booked Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders as his lead guest on Thursday’s Late Night. The Vermont senator yesterday agreed to debate Dem frontrunner Hillary Clinton in Brooklyn, on April 14, five days before the New York state primary. In January, Meyers pronounced 74-year-old Sanders in the ‘Betty White Zone’ of coolness. Sanders’ rival Clinton last visited Meyer’s NBC late-night show in December to declare the Gop frontrunner no longer… »

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Betty White Sued by Former Caretaker for Allegedly Failing to Pay Minimum Wage, Overtime Wages

25 March 2016 8:12 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Betty White has been sued by her former caretaker for allegedly failing to pay minimum wage, overtime wages and failing to provide adequate rest periods, according to court documents obtained by TheWrap. The document, filed on March 17, says Anita Maynard had been employed by White since at least February 23, 1994 until the employment ended on March 11 of this year. She was a live-in caretaker and allegedly worked more than nine hours a day for the “Golden Girls” actress, claiming to have worked 14 hours a day and not being paid overtime for work performed over the nine hours. See Video: Betty White. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Betty White Sued By Longtime Live-in Caretaker Over Alleged Unpaid Wages and Lack of Breaks

24 March 2016 12:50 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Betty White is being sued by a former live-in employee for allegedly not paying her overtime or allowing her breaks. The lawsuit was filed by Anita Maynard Thursday in Los Angeles, according to court documents obtained by Buzzfeed News.Maynard, who claims she worked for the Golden Girls actress, 94, for more than 20 years as a live-in domestic worker, is alleging White didn't pay her overtime wages despite working more than 14 hours a day. The complaint also alleges Maynard worked six days a week but wasn't paid an overtime rate for the sixth day of work, and that, since parting ways »

- Aurelie Corinthios

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