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Being a loving connoisseur of ’80s cheese, my heart leapt at the news that Fox was rebooting the old-school dating show Love Connection. But alas, some things are better left in the past. The new reboot — debuting this Thursday at 9/8c — turns out to be the TV equivalent of a hot-pink leotard stuffed full of floppy disks.
The original Love Connection, hosted by Chuck Woolery, is a charming relic of the video-dating era, with singles choosing a date from three options and reporting back to Woolery how it went. It’s corny and hopelessly dated… but that’s part of the fun. »
Terry Crews has personal experience with racial profiling.
After tackling the topic in a powerful episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Tuesday, the 48-year-old actor sat down with Hip Hollywood to open up about a racially motivated run-in that he had with police, back in his NFL days.
"I was a pulled off a flight by the police in front of everybody," Crews said before explaining that cops assumed he was a drug dealer, "simply because I paid for my ticket with cash."
Once Crews told the officers that he was an NFL player, he said, they asked for his autograph.
The humiliating experience left Crews wondering what could’ve happened if he hadn't been a professional athlete.
"I could not believe what I was experiencing," he continued. "It was really strange, walking back on the airplane. Everyone was like ‘What is wrong with this guy?' But all »
The 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards kicked off Saturday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, celebrating kids' favorite musical artists, social media stars and songs!
See more of the night's winners below:
**Winner: Britney Spears
**Winner: Nick Jonas
**Winner: Ariana Grande »
Steven Baigelman, who co-wrote the “Miles Ahead” screenplay with Cheadle, has been tapped to adapt the “Prince of Darkness” script from Shane White’s book “Prince of Darkness: The Story of JeremiahJeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street’s First Black Millionaire.”
White’s book portrays Hamilton as a larger-than-life character who defied convention during the period and amassed a $2 million fortune by the time of his death in 1875. He dealt extensively in the white business world, married a white woman, bought a mansion in rural New Jersey, and owned railroad stock on trains he was not legally allowed to ride.
When Hamilton died, he was often referred to as the richest black man in the U.S. White’s book was the winner of the 2015 Society for Historians of the »
- Dave McNary
Tired of being single? Well, maybe Andy Cohen can help you find love — in front of a live studio audience.
Fox is bringing back the classic dating show Love Connection this summer, and we get our first good look at the reboot (premiering Thursday, May 25) in the just-released preview above. We’re clearly a long way away from the ’80s Chuck Woolery-hosted original; the new Love Connection is filmed on a futuristic Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-esque set, with new host Cohen matching up singles using a giant video screen. (No chintzy “click-click-click” sound effects here!)
Kaitlyn Bristowe is "taking control" of her future.
The former Bachelorette star's fiance, Shawn Booth, took to Instagram on Friday to share a sweet snap of his ladylove, boasting about how proud he was of her decision to freeze her eggs.
"Always impressed by her strength & courage, but even more so after these past few weeks! Very proud of her for taking control of our future and continuing to empower others!," Booth wrote alongside a cute snap of the two. "#ovaeggfreezing (and it doesn't hurt when you have the best nurse & friend out there @whitb624!!)."
Bristowe hasn't been shy about her journey to freezing her eggs, taking to Twitter last week to reveal why she made the decision.
"I'm freezing my eggs. And giving them to Whitney [Bischoff] and Ova to babysit," she wrote in response to a fan asking »
Josh Darrow is no ordinary 13-year-old.
On the February 16th episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire — hosted by Chris Harrison — the Whiz Kid from Virginia Beach, Virginia, finished his intense game and pocketed $100,000 after walking away from a tough $250,000 question. But it’s not the amount of money he won that makes him special, it’s what Darrow plans to do with it.
“I plan to donate a portion of my winnings to charities, specifically the “Beach Bags” program which I’ve worked with before,” he tells People.
“They provide self-stable foods, pre-packaged foods to hungry children in the area, »
- Brittany King
Kaitlyn Bristowe is spilling Bachelor secrets!
Et's Lauren Zima sat down with the former Bachelorette (and Nick Viall's ex!) in Los Angeles on Wednesday, where she opened up about her time on the show -- revealing there's more to the ABC dating series than what we see on TV.
Find out Bristowe's eight juicy Bachelor secrets below:
1. She lost her hair!
Filming Bristowe's season of The Bachelorette was a lot more stressful to her than it looked -- and even caused her to lose her hair! "I lost hair [throughout the season], like chunks!" she confessed. "I had a bald spot at the back of my head from stress."
2. She got really close to the show's producers -- but things didn't stay that way.
Though she admits "they're just doing their job," Bristowe's relationship with Bachelor producers changed after watching the season »
But don't think the couple's delayed nuptials are cause for concern. Bristowe and Booth are happily living together in Nashville, Tennessee -- she's working on music, while he's delving into fitness -- and are more in love than ever.
Et's Lauren Zima sat down with Bristowe in Los Angeles on Wednesday, where she opened up about finding love on TV -- and life after it.
"I think [Shawn and I are still together] because we didn't jump into another show, we just went back to somewhat of a normal life," Bristowe said of how she and her fiancé have beat the Bachelor curse.
"We spend every second of every day together," she added. "I'm »
Starting Monday, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire will run a week-long special called "Bachelor Fan Favorites," where some of the most popular alumni from the reality series will compete for the grand prize.
Fortunately for the contestants, there will be a friendly, familiar face on set as Bachelor host Chris Harrison will be asking the questions. The last time we saw Harrison with Booth and Bristowe, the young lovebirds were getting engaged on The Bachelorette season 11 finale. Still, he doesn't seem to have full faith in the couple when it comes to trivia.
It's a good time to be a game show fan. This week, Disney/ABC renewed the TV series Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and RightThisMinute.Both syndicated shows have been renewed for the 2017-2018 season. Currently, Millionaire is in its 15th season overall and second with host Chris Harrison, who took over in 2015. RightThisMinute, which highlights popular viral videos, premiered in 2011.Read More… »
Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution has announced that game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and viral video showcase series RightThisMinute have been renewed through the 2017-2018 season on ABC-owned stations that carry the the shows. Hosted by Chris Harrison, Millionaire is currently in its 15th national syndication season. Meanwhile, the 2017-2018 season is RightThisMinute‘s fifth year in national syndication and seventh overall. Both shows… »
Chris Harrison has hosted 21 seasons of “The Bachelor,” 12 seasons of “The Bachelorette,” three seasons of “Bachelor Pad,” and another three of the spin-off “Bachelor In Paradise,” but the television personality never even tried out for the franchise.
“I never auditioned for this job,” Harrison revealed to Variety during a Facebook Live chat on Tuesday. “I really didn’t. I’m not messing with you. I had a meeting. I had a couple meetings, and that’s it.” With a laugh, he added, “You would think they would care more about this franchise!”
Before landing “The Bachelor” in 2002, Harrison was a sports reporter at CBS affiliate Kwtv in Oklahoma City in the ’90s. The Dallas, Texas, native also had a stint on Hgtv’s “Designer’s Challenge,” and briefly worked for a horse racing channel.
Then came that fateful meeting. Harrison attributes landing the lucky gig to the television landscape at the time, which »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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