January 31, 2014 B.J. Novak is a triple threat. He got his start in show business as a standup comedian which led to a job on the hit comedy series The Office. Novak had a regular part on the show but he was also one of the writers. Now he has put his writing talent to work on a book of stories: One More Thing.
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January 31, 2014 Animal Planet airs its 10th Puppy Bowl Sunday. The show and its kitten halftime program have attracted millions of viewers in recent years. The Puppy Bowl will have some extra star power this year.
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The Full House cast John Stamos, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier are featured in Dannon's Superbowl ad.
January 31, 2014 Advertising during the big game is traditionally the realm of beer, chips and soda. But better-for-you foods will also make a play for viewers' wallets this year. Expect clever ads pitching nuts, yogurt and whole grain cereals.
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January 30, 2014 Audie Cornish speaks with writer Marin Cogan about the infamous "wardrobe malfunction" incident at the Super Bowl halftime show featuring Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake, which happened a decade ago this month. Marin wrote a piece on the incident that is featured in ESPN the Magazine.
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January 30, 2014 The first TV spot featured an adorable, curly-haired moppet named Gracie who had a black father and a white mother. The ad for Cheerios prompted a storm of protest and counter-protest last summer. Now, the cereal-maker is back with a sequel.
Bobby Moynihan (left) appears on Saturday Night Live as the character "Drunk Uncle."
January 26, 2014 After years of working at a restaurant by day and performing improv comedy by night, Bobby Moynihan got the opportunity of a lifetime: an audition for Saturday Night Live. But as Moynihan recalls, actually getting his 'big break' on the show was much more difficult.
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January 26, 2014 After hosting The Tonight Show for two decades, Jay Leno will pass the torch to Jimmy Fallon in February. NPR's Kelly McEvers tals with Matt Belloni, executive editor for The Hollywood Reporter, about the business of late-night talk shows.
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January 25, 2014 Sixteen short stories of a triumphant, tragic, and most of all, hilarious life in show business make up Sam Harris' new memoir, Ham: Slices of a Life. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks to Harris about his rise to fame after winning the first season of the 1980's hit TV show Star Search.
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Jason Amundsen of Locally Laid Egg Co. is one of four finalists in Intuit's Small Business, Big Game competition. Intuit says some 15,000 small businesses entered the contest.
January 24, 2014 This year, one lucky little company's professionally produced commercial will air during the Super Bowl's third quarter — all free — thanks to a contest held by the software firm Intuit. The four finalists include an organic egg farm and a natural compost supplier. For Intuit, it's a smart way to drum up more business.
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Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Empty Hearse."
January 23, 2014 Kelly Lawler takes a look at two seasons that have kicked off with substantial fan service and attention to external narratives and asks: How much meta is too much?
January 23, 2014 A popular new drama series on Danish TV about a family torn apart over a disputed inheritance has viewers concerned about their own estate planning. Denmark's largest legal chain says online inquiries about inheritance issues are up by 143 percent.
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This screen shot shows Jezebel's breakdown of Vogue's photo of actor Lena Dunham.
January 22, 2014 Writers at the online magazine Jezebel criticized the fashion glossy for retouching images of the Girls writer and star. Adweek's media reporter tells Here & Now that Vogue should get kudos for putting "such a real girl" on its cover.
Producer Josh Lieb (L) and host Jimmy Fallon talk to critics on Sunday about what's to come.
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January 21, 2014 Eric Deggans reports that NBC's approaching transition, which will see the second exit Jay Leno has made from the same late-night franchise, is on pace to elevate a former counterculture producer to the ultimate mainstream gig.
Bobby Bottleservice is a recurring character on Nick Kroll's Kroll Show.
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January 19, 2014 Nick Kroll's sketch comedy TV series, Kroll Show, kicked off its second season this month. One of his signature characters is a seedy, wannabe ladies man named Bobby Bottleservice. Kroll says playing a variety of characters keeps him from being pigeon-holed by his role as Ruxin on the FX show The League.
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This is a real press release photo of the Bachelor bouquet.
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January 17, 2014 Someone wants to sell you a bouquet of flowers inspired by the least romantic thing on TV.
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