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1 hr ago | WAPT-TV Jackson

'Facts of Life' stars reunite in TV movie

Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields, who co-starred on the '80s sitcom about a group of girls in boarding school as Blair and Tootie, were reunited in the Hallmark Channel TV movie, "For Better or For Worse," which aired on July 19. After each going their separate ways -- Fields continued to act and direct while Whelchel became a Christian writer and ... (more)


Related Topix: Animated TV, Entertainment, Television

2 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Kendrick stirs up a i 1 2happyi 1 2 family in 'Happy Christmas'

"Happy Christmas" is a petite, lived-in character comedy of the Mumblecore school - just a group of chatty twentysomethings, drinking, growing beards and having the occasional bathroom hook-up as they think about growing up.


Related Topix: Drinking Buddies, Pitch Perfect, Two and a Half Men, Entertainment, Television, Melanie Lynskey, Anna Kendrick

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Brandon Sun

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 27-Aug. 2

July 27: TV producer Norman Lear is 92. Actor Jerry Van Dyke is 83. Singer Bobbie Gentry is 70. Actress-director Betty Thomas is 66. Singer Maureen McGovern is 65. Guitarist Duncan Cameron is 58. Comedian Carol Leifer is 58. Country singer Stacy Dean Campbell is 47. Singer Juliana Hatfield is 47. Actor Julian McMahon is 46. Actor Nikolaj ... (more)


Related Topix: Entertainment, Television, Drama, Coach, Bobbie Gentry, Country, Jerry Van Dyke

Bellingham Herald

Love and Manson guest on 'Sons of Anarchy'

The musicians join such previous guest stars as Stephen King and David Hasselhoff as unusual casting choices in the motorcycle club drama on FX.


Related Topix: Sons of Anarchy, Entertainment, Television, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, The Cosby Show, Drama

The Modesto Bee

'Simpsons' marathon, digital Simpsons World coming

A website and app dubbed "Simpsons World" will allow on-demand access to all of the 500-plus episodes of Fox's animated comedy and enable users to search through the life histories of Mr. Burns, Bart and other lemon-hued Springfield residents.


Related Topix: Animated TV, The Simpsons, Entertainment, Television


Nashville Notes

Blake Shelton on Sunday shared his thoughts on Maverick and The Rockford Files actor James Garner , who died at the age of 86. Blake tweeted , "Damn sad to hear about James Garner passing away..


Related Topix: The Rockford Files, Action TV, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Maverick, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Rockford Files, Celebrities, James Garner

KURB-FM Little Rock

"Breaking Bad," "The Good Wife" Among Television Critics Association Award Winners

AMC's Breaking Bad and the CBS drama The Good Wife were among the winners at the 2014 Television Critics Association Awards, held Saturday in Beverly Hills.


Related Topix: Veep, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Saturday Night Live, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Northern Michigan News

GOP seeks jolt to Senate race against Dem Franken

Mike McFadden leaned his sturdy frame over the front counter of the Shady Drive Inn as the owner aired the same frustrations with political gridlock that some of her regular customers grumble about.


Related Topix: Al Franken, US News, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US Senate, Democrat, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Republican, Norm Coleman, Amy Klobuchar

Hank Azaria to Lead the Voice Cast of FOX's Bordertown

Multiple Emmy Award winner Hank Azaria has been cast as Bud Buckwald, the lead voice on "Bordertown," the new animated comedy from "Family Guy's" Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane.


Related Topix: Entertainment, Television, Animated TV, The Simpsons, Hank Azaria, Family Guy, American Dad

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Evening Sun

'Simpsons' producer jokes about crossover show

"We're doing a crossover with Scooby-Doo to find Casey Kasem's body." - "The Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean on whether there would be a crossover with "The Simpsons" and "Futurama."


Related Topix: Entertainment, Television, West Frankfort, IL, Frankfort, IL, Dance, LeAnn Rimes, Country

The Beaumont Enterprise

Police: Movie, TV legend James Garner dies

Actor James Garner, left, smiles as he holds up the Purple Heart medal presented to him in a ceremony in this Monday, Jan. 24, 1983 file photo taken Los Angeles, Calif.


Related Topix: Maverick, Entertainment, Television, Comedy Movies, Space Cowboys, Drama Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, Western, Bret Maverick, Celebrities, James Garner, Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA)

Fonda, Kardashian voice Fox animated episodes

Fox said Sunday that Kardashian plays an alien in the woods who has a fling with Roger when the series wraps up its run on Sept.


Related Topix: Animated TV, The Simpsons, Entertainment, Television, Sarah Silverman, American Dad, Modern Family

The Modesto Bee

Hot Property: Neil Patrick Harris selling Sherman Oaks house

LOS ANGELES_Michael C. Hall has listed a property in Los Feliz at $4.5 million. Considering that the "Dexter" star and serial home buyer and seller purchased the place a year ago at $3.825 million, he may not make much of a killing after improvements and commissions.


Related Topix: Home, Home Listing, Sherman-Oaks, CA, How I Met Your Mother, Doogie Howser, M.D., Entertainment, Drama, Television, Neil Patrick Harris, Los Angeles, CA


James Garner of 'The Rockford Files' dies

Garner is best known as the star of the 1970s television show "The Rockford Files," although he acted in many movies including "The Notebook."


Related Topix: The Rockford Files, Action TV, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Comedy Movies, Western, Maverick, Adventure, Rockford Files, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, The Notebook

Merced Sun-Star

Bill Cosby, Trace Adkins anchor Turlock Community Theatre season

Four of the six performers on the season's bill have been contestants on reality competition shows.


Related Topix: Entertainment, Television, Cosby, The Cosby Show, Drama, Animated TV, I Spy, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, Children TV, Country, Trace Adkins

Sat Jul 19, 2014

This Is Lancashire

Pythons set for final show

Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones from Monty Python at a photocall before their series of live dates at the O2 Arena.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Life of Brian, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, John Cleese

NBC Philadelphia

Comic-Con: What We're Geeking Out Over

The annual migration of geeks, fan-boys and -girls, collectors, aficionados and cosplayers is about to commence: Comic-Con International kicks-off Thursday in San Diego.


Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television, Comedy Movies, Batman, Thriller, Crime Movies, Family, Action Movies, Adventure, Science / Technology, NASA, Space

Inside Bay Area

Lifetime's 'The Lottery' imagines a global fertility crisis

Just when you think television has had its fill of so-called dystopian dramas, along comes "The Lottery."


Related Topix: Beverly Hills, CA, NCIS, Action TV, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Two and a Half Men

JAM! Showbiz

'Sex Tape's' Ellie Kemper just getting started

Cast member Ellie Kemper poses at the premiere of "Sex Tape" in Los Angeles, California July 10, 2014.


Related Topix: The Office, Entertainment, Television, They Came Together, Ellie Kemper, Reuters

Sheffield Star

Stainforth dad had banned sexual images

A Stainforth dad who downloaded banned images which featured characters from television show The Simpsons in sexual poses was snared by the National Crime Agency.


Related Topix: Animated TV, Entertainment, Television