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Lavar Burton is Getting Angry Tweets Meant for Lavar Ball

Poor Lavar Burton, to be lumped in with a guy like Lavar Ball has to be tough. And even worse is he’s getting a bunch of mean and nasty tweets intended for Ball, all because people can’t seem to appreciate the difference between their names. How hard is it to get these guys confused, really? One of them is nothing but mouth and nonsense, while the other was the host of the Reading Rainbow for a good amount of time, a show that actually has some use to the world unlike Lavar Ball. That might seem inordinately mean but the

Lavar Burton is Getting Angry Tweets Meant for Lavar Ball
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Watch LeVar Burton Read Goodnight Moon to Neil De Grasse Tyson

LeVar Burton, reader extraordinaire, has brought countless children to reading over 23 seasons of Reading Rainbow. Our children have eagerly waited to hear him read new stories. We have loved him for his ability to captivate them. Those who did not grow up with Reading Rainbow came to know Burton when Reading Rainbow was re-created as an instant-hit, 2012 app for the iPad. The new Rrkidz took just 36 hours to move into first place as an educational success. It hasn’t just been Reading Rainbow that has catapulted Burton to popularity, however. Before Reading Rainbow, he debuted as Kunta Kinte

Watch LeVar Burton Read Goodnight Moon to Neil De Grasse Tyson
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LeVar Burton Reads Neil deGrasse Tyson A Bedtime Story

  • ET Canada
Reading Rainbow” transcends all of time and space. Bedtime stories are a must, whether you are a toddler with big dreams or a world-renowned astrophysicist. “I occasionally long for someone to read Goodnight Moon to me,” Neil deGrasse Tyson tweets in a new video. Related: Neil deGrasse Tyson Weighs In On Dragon Physics In ‘Game Of Thrones’ Suddenly, the […]
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Horror Highlights: Buckout Road, Game Of Thrones Dorbz Contest, Deadly Manners, Destination America’s “Ghostober”, Discovering Bigfoot, Scare Slam

  • DailyDead
Urban legends are relived with lethal results in the eerie trailer for Buckout Road, the new film from Matthew Currie Holmes that features a cast including Danny Glover and Jessica Cameron. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have a giveaway for a Funko Dorbz figure based on a character from HBO's Game of Thrones, details on the new murder mystery podcast Deadly Manners, Destination America's "Ghostober" programming, a trailer for Discovering Bigfoot, and info on the 2017 Scare Slam at the London Horror Festival.

Buckout Road Trailer: Press Release: "Matthew Currie Holmes’ directorial debut, Buckout Road, just won its first film festival award and released a full-length trailer. This supernatural thriller, produced by John Gillespie & Brad Clark and stars: Evan Ross (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Lee Daniels’ Star ), Henry Czerny (Mission: Impossible, Quantico), Dominique Provost-Chalkley (Wynona Earp, Avengers: Age Of Ultron), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon I-iv) and Colm Feore (House of Cards,
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Flashback: Patrick Stewart on Taking Over the Enterprise on ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’

Flashback: Patrick Stewart on Taking Over the Enterprise on ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’
In March 1988, the season one wrap party for Star Trek: The Next Generation was held at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, a landmark famous for its appearances in movies such as Rebel Without a Cause and, most recently, La La Land. Along with its stargazing capabilities, the observatory also provides one of the best vantage points of Hollywood and the greater Los Angeles area. While speaking with Et, the perspective on Star Trek franchise creator Gene Roddenberry’s mind that night was a more personal one.

“The first year of the first generation of Star Trek, I had been fired,” said Roddenberry, standing in front of a banner that read: “Congrats on the First 26 Voyages,” noting the original series’ first season’s grand total of 26 hours of television. “And the first review we had of the show was: ‘Last night we had one of the worst things that had ever happened on TV in living color.’” The
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LeVar Burton Is Sued in Reading Rainbow Copyright Dispute — But You Don't Have to Take Our Word for It

LeVar Burton Is Sued in Reading Rainbow Copyright Dispute — But You Don't Have to Take Our Word for It
LeVar Burton, the actor who hosted PBS’s Reading Rainbow from 1983 to 2006, is being sued in a wide-ranging lawsuit that claims he is attempting to “reap the benefits” of the beloved show that is technically owned by a public broadcasting station in Buffalo, New York.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Reading Rainbow‘s current owner, Wned, has been in court with Burton for over a year disputing a 2011 licensing deal.

The broadcaster filed a new lawsuit on Friday that claims it owns the rights to intellectual property associated with Reading Rainbow being used by Burton and his company, RRKidz. The
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LeVar Burton Sued in ‘Reading Rainbow’ Copyright Dispute

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LeVar Burton Sued in ‘Reading Rainbow’ Copyright Dispute
You’re getting sued, LeVar Burton — but you don’t have to take our word for it. Former “Reading Rainbow” host Burton has been hit with a lawsuit by a broadcaster who says that he’s infringing on copyrights associated with the series. In the suit, filed in federal court in New York on Friday, Buffalo-based PBS affiliate Wned maintains that it owns the rights to intellectual property associated with “Reading Rainbow,” and agreed to license the property to Burton for an online revival of the series in 2011. Also Read: LeVar Burton Reads Children's Book Filled With Profanity for a Good Cause (Video) By.
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LeVar Burton Reading a Neil Gaiman Short Story is Even Better Than ‘American Gods’ — Listen

LeVar Burton Reading a Neil Gaiman Short Story is Even Better Than ‘American Gods’ — Listen
As the host of the new podcast “LeVar Burton Reads” explains in the opening episode, “I think a bucket list item for a lot of millennials is to have LeVar Burton read them a bedtime story.”

For fans of Neil Gaiman, the latest episode of the show might be a close runner-up. Every week, Burton tackles a different piece of short fiction across multiple genres. This week’s episode finds the actor and erstwhile “Reading Rainbow” host in familiar fandom territory.

Burton gives a full disclosure disclaimer at the top that Gaiman, the author responsible for “American Gods,” “Stardust,” and the seminal comic book series “The Sandman,” is one of his favorite writers. But, listening to the episode, it’s hard not to figure that out even without the explanation. As he reads Gaiman’s short story “Chivalry,” the tale of an elderly woman who comes in possession of a
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Reading Rainbow: LeVar Burton Reads Stories to You in New Podcast

Reading Rainbow is back! Well, sort of. Recently, LeVar Burton launched a new podcast inspired by his classic PBS TV show.Hosted by Burton, Reading Rainbow featured the Star Trek star reading books to children. The show would often center around a theme explored in the book and offer further reading recommendations. The award-winning program ran from 1983 to 2006, making it one of PBS' longest-running series.Read More…
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Levar Burton Has a New Podcast That is Basically Reading Rainbow For Adults

Levar Burton has launched a new podcast called Levar Burton Reads. If you grew up watching Levar's classic PBS series Reading Rainbow, you're going to love this! It's basically Reading Rainbow for the adult generation that grew up watching Reading Rainbow

Burton will read short stories from all different kinds of genres, and it will be sprinkled with a little music and original sound design to make the story pop. You can listen to a promo trailer that will give you a good idea of what is in store for this podcast series, and I'll definitely be tuning in to listen! Each episode will range from 30 to 60 minutes.

The promo also gives us a tease of the first story he will be reading called Kin by Bruce McAllister. I'm excited about this! 

Via: Bustle
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LeVar Burton Is In 'No Mood' to Be Disrespected by American Airlines

LeVar Burton Is In 'No Mood' to Be Disrespected by American Airlines
LeVar Burton can fly twice as high, but he may have to do it in business class.

The Reading Rainbow host and Star Trek: The Next Generation actor, 60, had a turbulent flight on American Airlines on Sunday and sounded off on Twitter about the “disrespect” he says he experienced.

Burton was bumped from first class to business on a recent flight from Chicago O’Hare to Los Angeles, despite having paid for two seats in the pricier section. On Sunday, he called out the airline on twitter, tagging American, he wrote “I’m in No Mood for disrespect.”

.@AmericanAir after
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Why We Need Reading Rainbow back on Television

Reading Rainbow was an American TV show that encouraged children to read. It started running on PBS Kids on June 6, 1983 and continued running until November 10, 2006, which made it the fourth-longest running children’s TV show on the station. However, even once Reading Rainbow was cancelled, reruns continued to run until August 28, 2009, while an iPad app was released on June 20, 2012 before being made available on the Internet, other mobile devices, and other Internet-capable devices through a successful Kickstarter campaign in May of 2014. Summed up, Reading Rainbow can be said to have had enormous

Why We Need Reading Rainbow back on Television
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LeVar Burton Cool with Black College Band Playing Trump Inauguration (Video)

  • TMZ
[[tmz:video id="0_ybr6cz1m"]] LeVar Burton knows a lot of people -- including his own wife -- are protesting Donald Trump's inauguration, but he's still backing a black college's decision to participate. The "Reading Rainbow" host says the Talladega College Marching Band would be passing up a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity if it backed out amid all the backlash it's getting for taking the gig. In fact, LeVar explained why it would almost be un-American of the band Not to perform.
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‘Star Trek’ Cast Members Celebrate Show’s 50th Anniversary

‘Star Trek’ Cast Members Celebrate Show’s 50th Anniversary
Cast members from all five “Star Trek” shows celebrated the franchise’s milestone anniversary on social media Thursday.

Fifty years ago today, the very first episode of the original “Star Trek” series — “The Man Trap” — debuted on TV. The 1996 Variety review predicted the show’s demise, “The opener won’t open up many new frequencies after this sampler.”

How wrong the reviewer was.

Five decades after the debut, the franchise is still going strong, with a sixth show coming in 2017 and a 14th movie planned (following this summer’s “Star Trek Beyond”).

William Shatner (Captain Kirk), Brent Spiner (Commander Data), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Worf), and Scott Bakula (Captain Archer) recorded a congratulatory tribute to the show:

Rodd Roddenberry, son of “Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry and frequent “Trek” actress Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, tweeted that his father would be “incredibly touched,” followed by the hashtag celebrating the anniversary, #StarTrek
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Here Is Everything That's Coming to Netflix This August

Here Is Everything That's Coming to Netflix This August
Is July really almost over?! How did the summer escape us so fast? Probably because we've been inside for three months binge watching Netflix. Summer may be almost over, but the good news is, it's almost the start of August, which means...new Netflix additions! Last month brought gems like Mean Girls and Back to the Future but forced us to say bye to Drive Me Crazy and Reading Rainbow. Tears still haven't dried. Will this month compare?  We'll start with the painful goodbyes first to get them out of the way. The number one heartbreaker? The Sandlot is leaving Netflix on August 1. What are we supposed to watch when we're feeling nostalgic now? Teen Witch? Charlies Angeles? The Wild...
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Amazon and PBS Come To Svod Deal

PBS and Amazon have come to a deal that will see Amazon Prime become the subscription-video-on-demand home for the bulk of PBS' kids programming. The companies did not disclose the terms of what they said was a "multi-year" agreement.

The shows will continue to air first on PBS stations, then be available on Amazon after a certain period of time. The new deal does not include future series that PBS may introduce, while some of the network's popular programs stream elsewhere such as "Super Why" which remains at Netflix and "Curious George" at Hulu.

The agreement gives Amazon streaming rights to nineteen series overall, ranging from relatively new launches like "Nature Cat," "Ready Jet Go," "Odd Squad," "Peg + Cat" and "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood"; to mainstays such as "Wild Kratts," "Martha Speaks," "Dinosaur Train" and "Cyberchase"; to classics including "Reading Rainbow," "Caillou" and "Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman." Also included in the pact are "Design Squad,
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Here's What You're Watching on Netflix This Month

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Here's What You're Watching on Netflix This Month
We're living a tidal wave of content. It's hard to know what to watch, when, and where. We're here to help! By telling you that you can and should watch a movie about a tsunami entitled The Wave from the director of the upcoming Tomb Raider movie, Roar Uthaug, on Netflix next month. The streaming service has released the titles for their July 2016 movies and TV shows, though they are subject to change. Also available are those titles leaving Netflix in July. Highlights of what you can look forward to include: Back to the Future 1- 3, Beverly Hills Cop 1 and 2 (if you want to get ready for the upcoming sequel), All of the Lethal Weapon movies (get a look at The Predator director Shane Black's first script brought to life), BoJack Horseman Season 3, The Sting, and more. Make sure to check out these titles before they leave: A Clockwork Orange,
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Mean Girls, Back to the Future and More: Here Are All the Netflix Additions Coming in July

Mean Girls, Back to the Future and More: Here Are All the Netflix Additions Coming in July
It's our favorite time of the month! Netflix just announced which shows and films we can expect to see come and go for July, and the picks are pretty great, to say the least. If you're a Netflix Original Series kinda person, this month is your month. Documentary enthusiasts, anime lovers and even the kids (or your inner kid) will also appreciate all of the additions this month. Not to ruin the mood, but some pretty great pieces are disappearing this month as well. Underrated teen gems like Drive Me Crazy with Melissa Joan Hart and Adrian Grenier, and even our childhood fave, Reading Rainbow, will be ghosting on us pretty soon. You have until the first day of the month to watch them, along with Ice Age:...
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