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The X Factor Recap: Rickrolling in the Deep

28 November 2012 7:34 PM, PST | | See recent news »

We interrupt your regularly scheduled recap with a warning to the quintet of lovely brunettes who make up The X Factor Season 2 girl group Fifth Harmony: Do not stand too close to Khloé Kardashian Odom. She can sense your youth. She is beginning to feed off your effervescence. She has been instructed to assimilate you into the Kardashian collective.

With that housekeeping detail out of the way, we can now focus on the important business of Top 8 performance night: A world premiere “video” from “will.i.ann” (hey, that’s what Mario Lopez called him!) and a robot rendering of Britney Spears 2.0 (airbrushed into submission, »

- Michael Slezak

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Sherman Hemsley dispute continues to delay burial for actor

29 October 2012 6:32 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Actor Sherman Hemsley of "The Jeffersons" and "Amen" died at his Texas home three months ago. But he has still not been laid to rest. According to Fox News, it is because both the beneficiaries of his will and his cause of death have been called into question.

An employee from the San Jose Funeral Home in El Paso tells Fox that Hemsley's body is still at their facility and that they await a court order telling them what to do with it.

The legal dispute at the heart of the problem is between Hemsley's former manager and live-in companion Flora Enchinton, who was named the sole beneficiary in his will, and Richard Thornton, a man from Philadelphia who claims to be Hemsley's brother. Thornton has filed a civil lawsuit disputing the validity of the will. The value of the estate is estimated at $50,000.

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What to Watch Tuesday: NCIS, New Girl and 7 Other Premieres, First Dancing Results and More

25 September 2012 4:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

On TV this Tuesday: So much good new stuff tonight! New Girl, NCIS (original and Los Angeles-flavored), Private Practice and Tosh.0 all return for a new season; Mindy Kaling’s pet Mindy Project debuts on Fox (joined by friends Ben and Kate); CBS goes to Vegas, baby; and one all-star Dancing couple hits the road. Here are 10 programs to watch for tonight.

8 pm Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars (ABC) | This season’s first results show – during which we’ll wave good-bye to the first all-star couple — features a performance by pop chart darlings Justin Bieber and Pitbull.

8 pm NCIS »

- Kimberly Roots

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Emmy memoriam sure to salute TV legends Andy Griffith, Dick Clark, Mike Wallace

19 September 2012 12:48 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

The memoriam segment on this year's Emmys will be particularly poignant as many TV legends have passed away since the past ceremony. -Insertgroups:7- Television Academy Hall of Fame members Dick Clark ("American Bandstand," "New Year's Rockin' Eve"), Andy Griffith ("The Andy Griffith Show," "Matlock"), Sherman Hemsley ("The Jeffersons," "Amen"), Mike Wallace ("60 Minutes"), executive Daniel Burke (Capital Cities/ABC), and producer Bob Stewart ("Pyramid," "The Price is Right") will almost certainly be among those whose lives and careers are celebrated this Sunday. Acting stars likely to feature in this tribute include: Ernest Borgnine ("McHale's Navy," "Airwolf"), Richard Dawson ("Hogan's Heroes," "Family Feud"), Phyllis Diller ("Hollywood Squares," comedy specials), Michael Clarke Duncan ("The Finde »

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'The Rickey Smiley Show' Premieres Tomorrow on TV One (Video)

17 September 2012 12:35 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Tune in alert for TV One's latest sitcom "The Rickey Smiley Show," which premieres Tuesday, Sept. 18 (9/8 c). The new series stars comedian and nationally syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley, as well as stars singer/actor Ray J, comic J. Anthony Brown, Roz Ryan ("Amen"), Noree Victoria ("Necessary Roughness.) and Demetria McKinney (.Tyler Perry.s House of Payne.). From TV One "The Rickey Smiley Show" stars comedian and nationally syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley. The new comedy is loosely based on Smiley's life as a radio personality and a single father trying to balance family life-having life- and a career in the spotlight. The series also stars singer/actor Ray J, veteran comic J. Anthony Brown, Roz Ryan ("Amen"), »

- April MacIntyre

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Blair From Facts of Life to Compete on Survivor

20 August 2012 10:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Actresses from bygone NBC Saturday night shows are following their dreams! Empty Nest's Park Overall: a politician now! Amen's Anna Maria Horsford: recently cast as Winston's mom on New Girl! And now, we have received word that Blair from The Facts of Life (you may also know her by her given name Lisa Whelchel) will be competing for the $1 million prize on the new edition of Survivor, starting September 19. CBS is still keeping the identity of three other castaways hidden, but that's because they're returning players, and not because they're Tootie, Jo, and Natalie. »

- Kyle Buchanan

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TV Rewind: ‘Modern’ Settlement, ‘Girls’ Dates, New ‘Idol’ Hosts, More!

3 August 2012 1:49 PM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Every Friday, Rachel Bennett recaps the week’s major TV-related news, announcements, and gossip!

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• The adult cast of Modern FamilyTy Burrell, Julie Bowen, Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara, Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson – have settled their contract dispute and dropped their lawsuit against 20th Century Fox Television. They are reportedly walking away with substantial raises.

Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser, Elisabeth Moss and January Jones are close to making deals that will keep them on until the end of the drama’s seventh, and final, season. Christina Hendricks is negotiating to also make a new deal.

• Former Disney channel star Nick Jonas and rapper and producer Pharrell Williams are reportedly close to becoming judges on American Idol. They would replace Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson, who is rumored to move to a mentor position, and join Mariah Carey.

Community creator Dan Harmon, who was recently fired from the show, »

- Rachel Bennett

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New Girl Exclusive: Amen's Anna Maria Horsford Will Play Winston’s Mom!

1 August 2012 2:29 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Here’s a bit of casting news to make you say Amen: Anna Maria Horsford is joining New Girl as Winston’s tough-talking mom.

The TV vet will guest-star in the Fox comedy’s upcoming Season 2, TVLine has learned exclusively. Her character, Charmaine Bishop, is a Chicagoan who raised all of her children to become professional basketball players — in Winston’s case, at least, it worked for a while! Oh, and Mama Bishop hates Schmidt. (As if such a thing were possible! »

- Kimberly Roots

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Sherman Hemsley Dead At Age 74; Immortalized The Character Of George Jefferson

25 July 2012 8:54 AM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

TV legend Sherman Hemsley has died at age 74. Circumstances of his death are still unclear but no foul play is suspected. Hemsley, a former post office worker, drifted into acting in stage productions before he was cast by Norman Lear in the hit sitcom All in the Family. He guest-starred as George Jefferson,  an African American version of Carroll O'Connor's Archie Bunker, as both characters were bigots who still maintained admirable traits. The character of George Jefferson, a successful Harlem businessman, was innovative on television in that he channeled much of the black community's frustrations over prejudice and intolerance. Hemsley's performance was so well-received that Lear spun him off into his own sitcom, The Jeffersons, from 1975-1985. On that show, Hemsley's foil was his wise-cracking, no nonsense wife Weezie (Isabele Sanford). Following that show, Hemsley had a five year run in anothet hit sitcom, Amen. He continued to appear »

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The Jeffersons Star Sherman Hemsley Dead at 74

24 July 2012 6:04 PM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Sherman Hemsley, who starred as George Jefferson on CBS' long-running sitcom "The Jeffersons," died Tuesday, apparently of natural causes, in El Paso, Texas. He was 74. Hemsley's George Jefferson began as a recurring character on Norman Lear's 1970s sitcom "All in the Family." Spinoff "The Jeffersons," starring Hemsley and Isabel Sanford as his wife, "Weezy," ran from 1975-85. Hemsley was nominated for an Emmy for lead actor in a comedy in 1984. (Sanford died in 2004.) Hemsley also starred for five seasons beginning in 1986 in the NBC comedy "Amen" as Deacon Ernest Frye. The actor reprised the role of George Jefferson in the mid-'90s on two episodes of "Fresh Prince of Bel Air," starring Will Smith, and in a 2011 episode of Tyler Perry sitcom "House of Payne." He also played Jefferson in an uncredited bit in the 1998 feature comedy "Jane Austen's Mafia." But Hemsley was a busy actor for decades »

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Celebrities react to Sherman Hemsley's death

24 July 2012 3:37 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

"Jeffersons" star and TV icon Sherman Hemsley has passed away at 74, and his famous friends, fans and co-stars were quick to react with sadness at his passing and an outpouring of celebration for his memorable career.

Hemsley made a permanent mark on pop culture beginning in 1973 with the role of George Jefferson in "All in the Family" and then "The Jeffersons." He continued to act in popular television series including "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and "Sister, Sister."

The famous "movin' on up" and "deluxe apartment in the sky" references from "The Jeffersons" theme song have a particularly poignant meaning today to all of Hemsley's fans. Russell Simmons, Nicki Minaj, Kevin Smith, and Jackee Harry (who worked with Hemsley in "Amen" and "Sister, Sister") were among the many celebrities who expressed condolences on Twitter.



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Rip: ‘The Jeffersons’ TV Icon Sherman Hemsley Dead at 74

24 July 2012 2:55 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Sherman Hemsley, best known to the world as the arm-swinging, door-slamming dry cleaner George Jefferson has died at the age of 74, TMZ reports. The actor reportedly died of natural causes at his home in El Paso, Texas.

Hemsley was a mainstay on the small screen in the 1970s and 80s, having made such an impact as Jefferson in All in the Family that the show was spun off into The Jeffersons.

Hemsley went on to star as a church deacon in NBC comedy Amen, which ran from 1986 – 1991. You might also remember him voicing a character on Dinosaurs, the short lived live-action puppet series. From there, he appeared in a number of movies and television series throughout the rest of his career.

Rip to a tv legend; thanks for the countless laughs throughout the years. Here’s a just a few great memories you left us with:


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Sherman Hemsley from 'The Jeffersons' dead at 74

24 July 2012 2:52 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Actor Sherman Hemsley, who played George Jefferson on "The Jeffersons," died at his home in El Paso, Texas, on Tuesday (July 24) from natural causes, reports TMZ.

Hemsley, 74, initially became famous for playing Jefferson on "All in the Family," which spun off the hit series "The Jeffersons." He also starred in the show "Amen" and voiced a triceratops named B.P. Richfield on the '90s series "Dinosaurs." Hemsley did numerous guest stints on shows over the years, including "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "Sister, Sister."

In addition to acting, Hemsley was a professional singer, releasing the single "Ain't That a Kick in the Head" in 1989.

Hemsley was not married and had no children. »


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R.I.P. Sherman Hemsley

24 July 2012 2:35 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Sherman Hemsley, who starred in the iconic 1970s sitcom The Jeffersons, was found dead in his El Paso, TX home today, according to reports. He was 74. Hemsley was personally picked by All In The Family creator Norman Lear to play George Jefferson alongside Louise Jefferson (Isabel Sanford) as the newly arrived neighbors of Archie and Edith Bunker. Lear eventually spun off the characters in 1975 and created The Jeffersons, about a successful black family who lived in Manhattan. The show ran 10 years. Hemsley, who also starred on Broadway in the 1970s musical comedy Purlie, later starred on the sitcom Amen playing a church deacon. »


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The Jeffersons Star Sherman Hemsley Dead at 74

24 July 2012 2:34 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Sherman Hemsley, the man best known for movin’ George Jefferson and family on up to a deluxe apartment in the sky, died Tuesday.

The actor passed away at his home in El Paso, Texas, according to El Paso Fox affiliate KFOX14. No details about the cause of death have been released.

Though he was a stage-trained actor whose television career spanned 38 years, Hemsley was most closely associated with a character he first played in its very beginning: George Jefferson, Archie bunker’s opinionated neighbor on All in the Family. The cocky dry cleaning business owner (and his family) got their »

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Rip Sherman Hemsley

24 July 2012 2:05 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Star of stage and screen, Sherman Hemsley, has reportedly died this afternoon, in his El Paso, TX home. The actor is likely most famous for his roles as George Jefferson on the CBS TV series All in the Family and The Jeffersons (a spin-off of All in the Family, on which the Jeffersons had been the neighbors of Archie and Edith Bunker), and as Deacon Ernest Frye on the NBC series Amen. The Jeffersons received 11 Emmy Award nominations during its 10-year run. Sherman Hemsley was nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, each year from 1981 through 1985. The series holds the record as the longest-running sitcom with a predominantly Black cast in the »

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Sherman Hemsley Dead at 74

24 July 2012 1:58 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Actor Sherman Hemsley died at his home in El Paso, Texas, today. He was 74. Hemsley is best known for his role as George Jefferson, a character that originated on All in the Family and later anchored his own spin-off, The Jeffersons, from 1974–85. Hemsley also starred in Amen and frequently appeared on a variety of sitcoms, including an appearance on House of Payne just last year. According to TMZ, no cause of death has been announced yet.  »

- Margaret Lyons

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Sherman Hemsley Passes Away at 74

24 July 2012 1:45 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Jeffersons star Sherman Hemsley passed away earlier today in his El Paso, Texas home, at the age of 74. No official cause of death has been released, although sources indicate the actor passed from natural causes.

Sherman Hemsley made his acting debut as George Jefferson on the hit sitcom All in the Family in 1973. He appeared in a handful of episodes through 1975, when CBS launched the spin-off series The Jeffersons. The popular show ran 11 seasons from 1975 to 1985, spanning 253 episodes.

He then moved to another hit series, Amen, from 1986 to 1991, portraying Deacon Ernest Frye. He also voiced B.P. Richfield in the innovative animatronic series Dinosaurs. The actor was last seen in a guest-starring spot on the TBS series House of Payne last year, where he reprised his famous George Jefferson role.

The actor was not married and had no children at the time of his death. He was also an accomplished singer, »

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Sherman Hemsley Dies at 74

24 July 2012 1:40 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Sherman Hemsley, the hot-tempered, upwardly mobile, janitor-turned-dry-cleaner-owner George Jefferson in TV's iconic The Jeffersons, has died at 74. Hemsley died at his home in El Paso, Texas, police say. A cause of death was not immediately known. Introduced each week with the gospel Movin' On Up theme song, producer Norman Lear's show gave Hemsley a larger-than-life character who delivered a brand of comedy all his own. Zingers like "If I paid you to think, you could cash your check at the penny arcade!" paired with over-the-top gestures left audiences across the country in stitches. The show has lived on for years in reruns on cable. »

- Maggie Coughlan

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Jefferson's actor Sherman Hemsley has passed away at age 74

24 July 2012 11:14 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Veteran actor Sherman Hemsley, best known for his role as George Jefferson in The Jefferson's/All In The Family and as Deacon Ernest Frye in Amen, has passed away at the age of 74. Hemsley left an indelible mark on TV history, with The Jefferson's holding the record as the longest-running sitcom with a predominantly Black cast in the history of American television and making him a cultural icon. The Jeffersons received 11 Emmy Award nominations during its 10-year run, with Hemsley being »

- Paul Shirey

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