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1 hr ago | Lake County Record-Bee

NFL asking artists to pay to play Super Bowl?

The NFL is asking musical acts if they'd consider paying for the right to play the Super Bowl halftime show, the Wall Street Journal reports.


Related Topix: Glendale, AZ

Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

5 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

Julianne Hough returning to 'Dancing with the Stars'

Sources reportedly connected with the show told the website the show made an offer to Hough to join the three returning judges on the panel.


Related Topix: Footloose, Music!, Drama Movies, Rock of Ages, Hot Chicks, Julianne Hough, Salt Lake City, UT

9 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Now Trending: David Letterman delivers moving TV tribute to Robin Williams

As reported by E! News , the first order of business on The Late Show with David Letterman when the program returned from summer break on Monday night was the host addressing the death of Williams, who took his own life last week.


Related Topix: Mork and Mindy, Comedy, Television, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Show With David Letterman, Celebrities, David Letterman, Robin Williams

9 hrs ago | KXLY-TV Spokane

Taylor Swift releases new song and video

Swift released a video Monday for her new single, "Shake It Off," and the song is decidedly more pop than fans are used to from the country singer.


Related Topix: Taylor Swift

12 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Robin Williams Tunnel? Movement launched to rename Waldo Tunnel in Marin

There is a move afoot to rename the Waldo Tunnel -- the gateway into Marin on Highway 101 -- after Robin Williams.


Related Topix: Mork and Mindy, Comedy, Television, Celebrities, Robin Williams, San Rafael, CA, Sausalito, CA

17 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

Ukrainian govt troops inch closer to rebel city

Two teenage boys have been arrested after making specific plans to kill three staffers then gun down as many students as possible at their Southern California high school, police said.


Related Topix: Comedy, Television, Saturday Night Live, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

20 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Don Pardo dead at 96: TV announcer spent 4 decades with 'SNL'

Don Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose booming baritone became as much a part of the cultural landscape as the shows and products he touted, died Monday in Arizona.


Related Topix: Television, Obituaries

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

'Star Wars' director says expect fewer computer effects in new films

"Star Wars: Episode VII" will use more real-life models than the franchise's last three films, according to the director of the still-to-be-shot "Star Wars: Episode VIII," according to .


Related Topix: Looper

Britney Spears accused of lip-syncing

Some fans of Britney Spears are accusing the singer of lip-syncing to her song "Perfume" during her Las Vegas show.


Related Topix: Alternative, Sia, Opinion

KING-TV Seattle

'Ninja Turtles' kicks out box-office competition

The Paramount Pictures release took in $28.5 million in its second week, besting the Fox buddy comedy "Let's Be Cops," Lionsgate's poor-performing action-hero smorgasbord "The Expendables 3" and the Weinstein Co.'


Related Topix: Animated TV, Television, Seattle, WA

New 'Harry Potter' character introduced

To the wonderful array of characters and names in the "Harry Potter" universe -- Ron Weasley, Dolores Umbridge, Bellatrix Lestrange, Cornelius Fudge and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named -- add yet another getting a shot at the spotlight: Celestina Warbeck.


Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Authors, Books, Opinion

Deming Headlight

K. Michelle links with Idris Elba for VH1 musical

"I'm really good friends with Idris, and when I told him about it, he said he wanted to do it.


Related Topix: Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta, Television

Chico Enterprise-Record

Robin Williams' suicide not premeditated, says friend

A friend of Robin Williams' says the actor was "completely engaged" making plans about upcoming projects the day before he took his life last week, suggesting his suicide was a spontaneous act, according to TMZ.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Family, Hook, Adventure, Celebrities, Robin Williams

WFAA-TV Dallas

Militias complicate situation on Texas border

On a recent moonlit night, Border Patrol agents began rounding up eight immigrants hiding in and around a canal near the Rio Grande.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, SWAT, Television, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Mission, TX

Cybercast News Service

Source: Craig Ferguson to launch new talk show

The outgoing host of CBS' "The Late Late Show" would introduce his half-hour syndicated series on stations in a slot just before prime time, according to a source with knowledge of the deal who spoke on the condition of anonymity because that person wasn't authorized to comment publicly.


Related Topix: The Late Late Show, Television

The Modesto Bee

EXCHANGE: Weather service installs new system

The closest, which touched down briefly between Plainfield and Romeoville, was "embedded" in the storm front, said Matt Friedlein, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Romeoville office.


Related Topix: Weather, The National, Television, Romeoville, IL, Plainfield, IL, Tornado, Natural Disasters, Will County, IL

Lamar Daily News

Brian Williams shares in daughter's acting success

Brian Williams didn't have to look hard for a photo of actress Allison Williams as a toddler in a Peter Pan costume.


Related Topix: Girls, Television, Allison Williams


New competition at ABC, CBS for ratings leader Brian Williams at NBC

Wearing shades as he walked back to work following a pizza lunch recently, Brian Williams ducked into Rockefeller Center and passed a tour guide who noted the celebrity sighting to his group: "Ladies and gentlemen, there's Tom Brokaw."


Related Topix: Life, Food, Pizza, Meet the Press, Television, Tom Brokaw, NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News

Sun Aug 17, 2014

WKYC-TV Cleveland

'Star Trek' vet: It's never been better 'To Be Takei'

He's bigger than Sulu on 'Star Trek' now. George Takei's trailblazing career takes the spotlight in the documentary 'To Be Takei.'


Related Topix: Star Trek, George Takei, US Governors, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Movies

Rock Hill Herald

ABC News reporter Elizabeth Vargas back in rehab

The "20/20" co-anchor said in an emailed statement that she checked into a treatment facility this weekend while on vacation.


Related Topix: 20/20, Television, Medicine, Alcoholism, Health