August 1, 2012 An 80s hairband and American cooking doyenne Julia Child are an unlikely combo, and yet, in this tribute video mash-up by our colleagues at WGBH, it works. Child would have turned 100 on August 15.
July 31, 2012 Jonah Lehrer lost his job at the respected New Yorker magazine after admitting that he fabricated quotes by Bob Dylan in his book. He joins a long list of writers, journalists, bloggers and scientists who've crossed the line from fact into fiction.
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Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere speak onstage at the "Nashville" panel.
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July 30, 2012 Presentations from ABC and CBS showed critics that CBS is sticking with what works, while ABC is trying to figure out some new angles.
July 27, 2012 We walk gingerly up to the topic of The Movie and The Shootings, then turn to this summer's Olympic Games and the thoughts they inspire. Then as always, several things make us happy.
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A T-shirt with many of the most infamous spoilers from movies, books and TV. A new study suggests that spoilers actually increase our enjoyment rather than ruin it.
July 26, 2012 The combination of instant commentary on Twitter and delayed viewing on DVRs and Hulu has made fans especially careful about spoilers. But according to one study, spoilers actually make you enjoy a work more than if you didn't know what was going to happen.
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July 26, 2012 Trophy kitchens rule the real estate market, but fewer of us than ever actually cook, or need granite counters and Viking ranges. It's more about the look than the practicality, one realtor admits.
July 26, 2012 'Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour' is currently the top grossing live show in North America. The Cirque du Soleil production earned more than $79 million dollars the first half of this year alone. But it's pretty easy to be the hottest ticket in town when your primary focus is the King of Pop. Host Michel Martin speaks with the show's artistic director Tara Young about the concert-like, acrobatics-infused tribute to Michael Jackson.
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Andy Cohen on the set of his nightly Bravo talk show, Watch What Happens: Live. Cohen is also Bravo's executive vice president of development and talent, and has helped make Bravo a pop-culture heavyweight.
July 26, 2012 Andy Cohen made the cable channel an unlikely focus of water-cooler talk by developing the Real Housewives series. After work, he hosts a nightly talk show — and he's not looking to stop doing either anytime soon.
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July 25, 2012 Sherman Hemsley, who played the character on the TV shows All In The Family and The Jeffersons, died Tuesday at the age of 74. But the impact and legacy of the character he played remains. Audie Cornish talks to Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times about how the character George Jefferson fits into TV's history.
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July 25, 2012 Actor Sherman Hemsley was best known for his role as George Jefferson on the hit sitcom The Jeffersons. He died Wednesday at the age of 74. Host Michel Martin speaks with Tampa Bay Times media critic Eric Deggans about the actor's career and the impact his roles had on TV and in our culture.
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July 25, 2012 The actor known for his headstrong, high-strung character in The Jeffersons sitcom has died. He was 74.
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Sherman Hemsley, known for his role as Mr. Jefferson in "The Jeffersons," died July 24, 2012 at his home in El Paso, Texas. He was 74.
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July 24, 2012 For 11 seasons, Hemsley played an endearingly brazen dry cleaning mogul. He died in El Paso, Texas, at age 74.
March of the Nurses: A group of performers waits to rehearse their role in the Olympics Opening Ceremony Friday.
July 24, 2012 With the London 2012 Opening Ceremony just days away, armies of costumed performers are rehearsing in Olympic Park. They offer clues to the big show, which organizers are trying to keep under wraps.
"I wish I was taller," was Elaine's caption in the 1998 episode of Seinfeld. Can it get funnier than that? You can try over on The New Yorker's Caption Contest page.
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July 22, 2012 Fourteen years after Seinfeld's Elaine got her fictional cartoon published in The New Yorker, the magazine is asking you to make it funny.
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Hugh Bonneville, who plays the Earl of Grantham on Downton Abbey, shows his feelings during the press tour presentation Saturday night.
July 22, 2012 PBS kicked off its presentations for press and critics with cooking, Kenneth Branagh, and quite a tale of Shirley MacLaine and Maggie Smith.
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