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One Year Later: How the 2016 Election Changed Everything About 2017 TV

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One Year Later: How the 2016 Election Changed Everything About 2017 TV
A year after the Election That Shocked The World, Donald Trump has permeated almost every ounce of popular culture — especially television. Just about everything on the small screen these days ends up being interpreted through a political lens. Even things that once weren’t politicized have now been thrust into that world.

That’s probably not surprising, given that the President of the United States is someone who has been obsessed with ratings, and winning an Emmy, over the years. He’s someone who spends all day consuming — and tweeting about — cable TV news, and often treats big announcements like he’s revealing the winner on “The Apprentice.” And that’s led to real-life storylines that would be dismissed as too outlandish or unbelievable if they were actually written on the page.

“This election happens and you have to reevaluate everything,” “Royal Pains” executive producer Michael Rauch said this summer
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‘No Activity’ Review: Will Ferrell’s Funny, No-Frills Buddy Comedy Should Inspire Creatives to Create

‘No Activity’ Review: Will Ferrell’s Funny, No-Frills Buddy Comedy Should Inspire Creatives to Create
The premise of “No Activity” is so simple it’s dangerous. The police are stuck in an extended waiting game with a drug cartel. With the bad guys’ plan stalled, the cops have nothing to do but sit in their unmarked cruiser and keep an eye on their hideout. The two partners can only talk to each other to pass the time, and the same is true for the criminals on the inside and the dispatchers back at the station.

In other words, nothing happens. There’s literally no activity (barring the final moments of the first two episodes), and the entire comedy relies on banter between various partners to carry the show.

Improbably, it works. Buoyed by strong comedic performances from likable personalities, both new and familiar, and the sharp dialogue courtesy of series creator Trent O’Donnell and star Patrick Brammall, “No Activity” is a low-key pleasure. It goes down easy,
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Star Trek: Discovery Recap: Loops!... Mudd Did It Again (& Again & Again)

Star Trek: Discovery Recap: Loops!... Mudd Did It Again (& Again & Again)
Well, that was a fun little brain-bender of a Star Trek: Discovery episode, wasn’t it? (Harry Mudd plus a repeating time loop is a pretty reliable formula for quality, after all.)

Burnham is feeling more at home on the Discovery, and even experiencing some unfamiliar feelings towards new crew addition Lt. Ash Tyler. (“I find him… intriguing,” she narrates.) She still feels awkward at a crew party, but her roomie Tilly is letting loose, playing beer pong and confessing, “I’m kind of going through a musician phase right now.” (You go, Tilly!) She encourages Burnham to chat up Tyler,
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CBS Launches Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Comedies From Ben Schwartz, Isla Fisher

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CBS Launches Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Comedies From Ben Schwartz, Isla Fisher
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions has sold comedy “Things You Should Already Know” to CBS Television Studios, based on the upcoming book by Ben Schwartz and Laura Moses. The show centers on a group of millennials learning to turn down their fixation on their phones in order to establish a lasting romance. Schwartz and Moses’ book of the same name will be released by Hachette Books this fall. Schwartz, Ferrell, McKay and Kevin Messick are executive producers on the project. Also Read: CBS All Access Series Pickups: Will Ferrell's Police Comedy, 'Black Swan' Writer's Drama Schwartz,
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89th Oscars News – 24 Hours Until Hollywood’s Big Night

As Hollywood readies for it’s big night, get some tips Here on how you can throw an award-winning party,

Download Wamg’s ballot for the 89th Academy Awards.

In this week’s Oscar news:

Oscar producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced the final slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars telecast. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network. The presenters, including past Oscar winners and nominees, are Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Warren Beatty, Sofia Boutella, Matt Damon, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Fox, Ryan Gosling, Salma Hayek, Taraji P. Henson, Dev Patel, Seth Rogen, Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep and Vince Vaughn.

Previously announced presenters include Amy Adams, Riz Ahmed, Javier Bardem, Halle Berry, John Cho, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Dornan, Chris Evans, Gael García Bernal, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Brie Larson, Shirley MacLaine,
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2017 Oscars: Where and How to Watch

2017 Oscars: Where and How to Watch
On Sunday night, Jimmy Kimmel will make his debut as an Oscar host, following up Chris Rock's scorching stint as Master of Ceremonies where he tackled the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. Back in September, Kimmel gave a taste of his abilities as an award show host when he helmed the Emmy Awards.

The 89th Academy Awards will air on February 26th at 8 p.m. Est on ABC. For those interested in catching the show's typically legendary fashion, ABC will air a red carpet special an hour before the show kicks off.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sting, Justin Timberlake, John Legend To Perform At 89th Oscars

Oscar nominees Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sting, Justin Timberlake and 2014 Oscar winner John Legend will perform at the 89th Oscars ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network.

“We’re thrilled to welcome these world-class artists to the Oscars. These performances will not only celebrate the five extraordinary nominated original songs, but also the integral part music plays in movies,” De Luca and Todd said.

Auli’i Cravalho will join Miranda to perform his Oscar-nominated song, “How Far I’ll Go,” written for “Moana.” An actor, playwright and composer, Miranda is best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals “Hamilton” and “In the Heights.” For his work, he has been recognized with a Primetime Emmy Award®, three Tony Awards®, two Grammy Awards® and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama (“Hamilton”). This
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Michelle Obama Stuns in Shimmering Emerald Dress at Kennedy Center Honors

Michelle Obama Stuns in Shimmering Emerald Dress at Kennedy Center Honors
'Tis the season to look fabulously festive!

And that's just what Michelle Obama did when she stepped out hand-in-hand with husband Barack Obama as they hosted the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors at the White House on Sunday.

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

Watch: Michelle Obama Wows in White for 'Vogue', Barack Obama Says He 'Always Knew She'd Be Incredible' as First Lady

Flotus shined in a forest green off-the-shoulder Gucci gown covered in shimmery pink flowers and emerald green leaves. She let the dress do all the talking by keeping her hair and makeup simple, opting for a center-part for her new shoulder-length bob and pretty pink lips, and accessorizing with understated drop-down silver ball earrings. As for the president, he looked quite dapper himself in a black suit and bow tie.

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All eyes would have been on the pair anyway, but the evening was an especially big one for them, as the country
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MTV Video Music Awards 2014 Live-Blog

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MTV Video Music Awards 2014 Live-Blog
Welcome, friends, to HitFix's MTV Video Music Awards 2014 live-blog.  Earlier today I was watching Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon and it was the "Homerpalooza" episode, which begins with Homer lamenting that he's no longer hip to the contemporary music scene.  Marge tells him not to worry. "Record stores have always seemed crazy to me," she declares. "Music is none of my business." Well, music is none of my business. Artists who aren't "American Idol" veterans or who haven't appeared on "American Idol" are none of my business. Actually, I take that back. I also know people who were on "X Factor," which is why I know who Fifth Harmony and Demi Lovato are.  But with HitFix's actual qualified music staffers doing breakout stories and reviews of performances, I get to do a live-blog even though I know who none of these people are. Follow along and make fun of my musical ignorance.
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Lucy Hale Rocks Out with American Rag on 25th Birthday

She loves a good party and Lucy Hale had a blast at the All Access Performance for American Rag at Macy’s in Sherman Oaks, California on Saturday (June 14).

The “Pretty Little Liars” lady, who was also celebrating her 25th birthday, smiled for the shutterbugs in a gorgeous red and black getup before heading inside and taking the stage.

Lucy has been fronting American Rag’s latest campaign since back in April- she announced, “I’m so excited to work with American Rag at Macy’s on their All Access campaign.”

And after the gig Hale tweeted, “Wow! What a great bday gift seeing all y’all today. Thank You !!!! To everyone who have me gifts today. Thank u thank u thank u.”
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Comic-Con 2012 - Full Saturday Schedule!

Another day, another Comic-Con schedule! Are you ready to plan out our Saturday at this years convention!? Once again there's a ton of great panels going on including Iron Man 3, Pacific Rim, Man of Steel, The Hobbit, Marvel TV, Django Unchained, The Simpsons, Family Guy, and more!

Saturday has shaped up to be a hell of a great day for those of you attending Comic-Con. I've put *** next to all of the panels that we want to attend, but like every year, I'm sure we'll be covering a lot more stuff.

We'll be wearing our GeekTyrant shirts, so if you see us walking around San Diego and the convention center, please stop and and say hi! We'd love to meet our readers. We will also be holding our annual meet-up on Wednesday night before the crazy geek storm.

Check out the schedule below and let us know what panels you'll be attending,
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Fox All Access Summer Movie Preview

What promises to be one of the best summers for movies, Fox All Access is giving you one of the best summer movie previews that anybody can offer. We just don’t write about the films, we let you hear from the stars themselves.

We’re going to start our summer movie preview with a couple of films that open up in the next few weeks. “Prometheus” is the highly anticipated sci-fi movie from director Ridley Scott, who brought us the original “Alien” movie. “Prometheus” takes place in the same universe as “Alien,” and two of its stars are Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender. Michael’s been looking forward to working with Charlize for a long time… so when he finally got to, did anything surprise him about her? (Click on the audio player to hear Michael Fassbender) Michael FassbenderPrometheus” opens in theaters nationwide on June 8th.


A week later,
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This House Is Always Open To Guests

House, the hit Fox series, is now in its seventh season.  House seems to get better and better with every season. Over the course of the years, House has had many great guest stars, including Dave Matthews, Sela Ward, Jennifer Grey, and Leighton Meester, and tonight, five time Emmy Winner Candice Bergen guest stars on a new episode.    Omar Epps, who plays Dr. Foreman, told Fox All Access that these guest stars are great for the show, and that sometimes even the cast gets star struck.  (Click on the audio player to hear Omar Epps) omar A new episode of House airs tonight on Fox Follow us on Twitter:

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Glee Live Concert Tour Heading to U.K.

This makes me sad. My younger cousin has been wishing that the Glee live tour concert would be coming to Canada, but apparently they're heading across the pond instead. Most of the main cast will be appearing during the five city tour that will begin in the summer of 2011.

Details about the cast members, songs and tour dates/locations are included below.

Glee Live! In Concert! Heads To Stages Across The Atlantic This Spring. On The Heels Of Their Sold-out Tour Last May, The Cast Of Fox’S Smash Show “Glee” Crosses The Atlantic For An Exclusive European Engagement At London And Dublin’S O2 Arenas And Manchester’S Men Arena June 22- July 3

Special Presale To American Express Cardmembers Starts November 22; Tickets Go On Sale To General Public Friday, November 26

After mounting a live stage concert Event that played to sold out crowds and great acclaim in four American cities last year,
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November Sweeps calendar: 'Glee,' 'House,' 'Big Bang Theory' and more welcome big-name guests

November Sweeps calendar: 'Glee,' 'House,' 'Big Bang Theory' and more welcome big-name guests
November is here, and you probably know what that means for television: Sweeps! It’s that bountiful time of the TV season when the networks try to ramp up viewership as much as possible so they can set their advertising prices for the year. All of which means means we’ll see crazy guest stars! Specials! Awards shows! Big interviews! For example, Cher is going on 20/20 to talk Burlesque Nov. 19; ABC is airing the Country Music Awards on Nov. 10; Oprah will sit down with the Jackson clan on Nov. 8; and Gwyneth Paltrow, well, she’s appearing on both the CMAs on Nov.
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Vma Firsts: Gaga's Wins, Chelsea's Hot Tub Pregnancy And More

The meat-suit-wearing Gaga became biggest single-night female winner in Vma history.

By Gil Kaufman

Lady Gaga at the 2010 VMAs

Photo: Mark Ralston/ Getty Images

We here at MTV News like to think that history is made every time we put on a Video Music Awards ceremony. Over the course of nearly three decades, we've provided you with some of the most indelible images in pop music history, from the Britney-Madonna kiss to last year's Kanye/Taylor Swift moment and dozens of others in between.

Sunday night's show was no exception, with another flood of Vma firsts provided by eight-time winner Lady Gaga, West and, of course, randy host Chelsea Handler. Here are some of our favorite Vma firsts from the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

Meat Suit: Artists have worn anything and everything you can imagine to the VMAs over the years, but nobody has ever worn a dress made
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One Night Only – Tff & Hartke Records present Fishbone live at Frida’s this Friday night at 8 Pm!

Put on your boogie shoes and get your funk on at Frida’s this Friday night for Fishbone’s first live appearance in Wichita, with the Key Elements and Rudy Love Jr & The Getdown!

Tickets are on sale now. ($15 in advance, $20 at the door) and there’ll be some exciting announcements about the 2010 Tallgrass Film Festival.

Fishbone is an American band that plays a fusion of ska, punk rock, funk metal and more. The band was formed in 1979 in Los Angeles by John Norwood Fisher (bass, vocals) at 2010 Chariton where he and Phillip “Fish” Fisher (drums) his brother lived; also, Angelo Moore, who sometimes uses the stage name “Dr. Madd Vibe” (vocals, saxophones ranging from sopranino to bass, and theremin), Kendall Jones (guitar), “Dirty” Walter A. Kibby III (vocals, trumpet) and Christopher Dowd (keyboards, trombone, vocals). The group came from the same Los Angeles scene that spawned Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane’s Addiction.
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Tallgrass Film Association Presents 8th Cinema Alfresco: Films on the Fringe

Wichita, Kan., April 26, 2010 — The Tallgrass Film Association announces the line-up for Cinema Alfresco season. The series will take place Thursdays from May 27 through July 29. The Cinema Alfresco series will show under the stars at 8 p.m., at The Brickyard, 129 N. Rock Island. The event is free and open to the public and because the Brickyard has a covered outdoor area, the movies will show rain or shine.

This season’s theme “Films on the Fringe” will focus Cinema Alfresco on flapper-era dramas. They include the musical “Chicago” (Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere), the Oscar winning “Splendor In The Grass” (Warren Beatty, Natalie Wood), the original 1932 version of “Scarface” (Paul Muni) and Julie Andrews as a young lady from Salina in 1967’s “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Please see schedule attached.

Each film will be preceded by a Tallgrass Film Festival short film and there will be drawing for a pair of Tallgrass Film Festival VIP Tallpasses,
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Glee! Hits the Road with a Brand New Tour

Glee live concert tour announced In an unprecedented live event, Twentieth Century Fox Television and Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy are bringing the hit television show to concert stages this spring.

Beginning Wednesday, May 18 at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, Glee stars Lea Michele (Rachel), Cory Monteith (Finn), Amber Riley (Mercedes), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Kevin McHale (Artie), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Mark Salling (Puck), Dianna Agron (Quinn), Naya Rivera (Santana), Heather Morris (Brittany), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike) and Dijon Talton (Matt) will perform in a singing and dancing celebration of the Golden Globe Award winning show.

The four-city exclusive engagement, "Glee Live! In Concert!", is a unique concert experience conceived by Murphy that will include live performances of some of the show's most memorable musical numbers including its anthem "Don't Stop Believin," fan favorites "Somebody To Love" and "Jump" and hits "Don't Rain on My Parade" and "Sweet Caroline."

"The response
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The Cast of Glee Is Performing in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Phoenix This May

The cast of Fox’s hit show Glee will be hitting the road this May for a four-city engagement called Glee Live! In Concert! The four cities they’ll be visiting are Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Phoenix with tickets going onsale later this week if you’re an American Express Cardmember. Normal folks have to wait till March 12 and 13th (depending on the city). So if you’re interested in catching Glee stars Lea Michele (Rachel), Cory Monteith (Finn), Amber Riley (Mercedes), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Kevin McHale (Artie), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Mark Salling (Puck), Dianna Agron (Quinn), Naya Rivera (Santana), Heather Morris (Brittany), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike) and Dijon Talton (Matt) perform live, hit the jump for the dates and how to get tickets:

Here’s what we were sent:

2010 Glee Live! In Concert! dates:

May 18 Phoenix, Az Dodge Theatre

May 20 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre

May 21 Los Angeles,
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