In one episode of Portlandia, Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen started a grass-roots campaign to prevent the Olympics from ever coming to Portland.
February 27, 2014 On their IFC comedy show, Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen take on the rent-everything culture with a new clip: "Rent it out!"
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts a new TV series called Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey. It's an update of the influential 1980 PBS series Cosmos: A Personal Journey, hosted by Carl Sagan.
February 27, 2014 The astrophysicist says that participating in a "great unfolding of a cosmic story" should make us feel large, not small. This spring, Tyson hosts a TV series called Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey.
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Actor Joe Morton has appeared in films like Speed and Terminator 2 and TV shows like Law & Order and The Good Wife.
February 27, 2014 Actor Joe Morton is probably best-known these days as one of TV's toughest dads, playing Rowan Pope on Scandal. Morton talks about the show's return, plus his 40-year career in film, TV and theater.
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Chinese billionaire Xander Feng, played by Terry Chen, shakes hands with Francis Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey, in Netflix's House of Cards.
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February 26, 2014 As Hollywood and China grow closer, more roles are opening up for Asian-American actors to play Chinese-speaking characters. But before they can sound fluent on screen, some turn to dialect coaches.
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February 26, 2014 TV fans may notice an explosion of new material this week. That's because many networks and cable channels delayed airing new episodes or the start of news series until after the Olympics ended.
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Actress Amy Poehler during an interview with host Seth Meyers on the premiere of Meyers' Late Night.
February 25, 2014 Seth Meyers began his run as the new host of NBC's Late Night with such a polished, neat, safe premiere that it's hard to know where he goes from here, says critic Eric Deggans.
Piers Morgan poses for a portrait backstage during a 2011 press tour.
February 25, 2014 Piers Morgan announced that CNN will be canceling his show, just weeks after Fox TV said it would be parting ways with British star and American Idol alum Simon Cowell.
Kwame Kwei-Armah, Artistic Director of Baltimore's Center Stage Theater.
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February 24, 2014 As part of Black History Month, host Michel Martin asks actor, playwright and theater director Kwame Kwei-Armah why he, and so many other British actors, have chosen careers in the U.S.
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February 24, 2014 The first commercial for electronic cigarettes has aired on British TV screens. Some medical authorities fear it is sending the wrong message. Five decades ago, cigarette ads were banned in Britain.
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Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith, whose rather appalling luck seems destined to follow her.
February 23, 2014 The fourth season of Downton Abbey continued to bring Lady Edith nothing but trouble. But underneath her various miseries is a hard lesson about denying people a reasonable set of options.
Bryan Cranston and Fred Armisen in character as The Bjelland Brothers, a sibling soft rock duo dreamed up by Armisen for a 2010 sketch on Saturday Night Live.
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February 22, 2014 The Saturday Night Live alum's sketches about fictional musicians strike a believable chord. Fitting, then, that the original songs he wrote for them are now getting a proper release.
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February 21, 2014 The Barbershop guys weigh in on their best Olympic moments so far. Plus, they tell us why they're a better catch than Hollywood hunk Idris Elba.
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Benjamin Stockham as Marcus and David Walton as Will in NBC's adaptation of About A Boy.
February 20, 2014 NBC's reboot of a well-loved Nick Hornby book and Hugh Grant film falls victim to the tendency of sitcoms to flatten the sadness out of characters to the point where they don't matter.
Zahra Burton is the Host and Executive Producer of 18 Degrees North.
February 20, 2014 Former Jamaican Beauty Queen and Bloomberg journalist, Zahra Burton set up her own news show. Burton tells host Michel Martin about 18 Degrees North which brings news of the Caribbean to the world.
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Comedy Central's Jon Stewart has called Chicago-style pizza "tomato soup in a bread bowl."
February 18, 2014 This weekend, the conservative justice weighed in from Chicago on a national pizza controversy. For months, Stewart and Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel have been dueling over whether Chicago's deep-dish style constitutes pizza.
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