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Daily Archives : Jun 14, 2017

‘Criminal Minds’ Avoids Major Cast Shakeup — But One Cast Member Is Off the Show

The CBS drama series “Criminal Minds” has dodged a bullet heading into its 13th season with the news that two female stars closed deals to return to the show after battling for salary parity with their male counterparts. Deadline.com broke…

Contestant in ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Scandal Seeks Release of Pool Sex Video

Two conflicting accounts of events have surfaced in the sexual assault scandal surrounding ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise,” which has suspended production. TMZ.com reports that DeMario Jackson, the male contestant on the show who is at the center of the scandal,…

Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor Fight Is Officially Set, With Showtime on Board

After months of negotiations and controversy, the long-rumored, much-hyped fight between UFC champion Conor McGregor and unbeaten prizefighter Floyd Mayweather is finally booked. Yahoo Sports reports that the fight will take place Aug. 26 in Las Vegas. Both fighters confirmed…

Did Bob Dylan Crib From an Online CliffsNotes-Type Site in His Nobel Prize Speech?

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Lecture in Literature — you can hear it in its entirety below — appears to have borrowed liberally from SparkNotes, an online CliffsNotes-style site that summarizes works of literature. In an entertaining piece on slate.com, Andrea Pitzer…

Popular Actress and Model Dies — She Inspired at Least Two Rolling Stones Songs

An actress and model who was a part of rock ‘n’ roll culture in the late 1960s and early 1970s has died. The AP reports that Anita Pallenberg died Tuesday at St. Richard’s Hospital in Chichester in southeast England. She…

YouTube Star Arrested on Child Porn Charges

A popular YouTube and Instagram artist was reportedly arrested this week on child pornography charges. Rolling Stone reports that singer Austin Jones was taken into custody Monday at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, where he was returning to the U.S. after a…

Oliver Stone’s Cringeworthy Interview With Stephen Colbert — Watch It Now — Was Mild Compared With the Fireworks That Wound Up Being Cut

An interview that went off the rails on CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” in which Colbert confronts filmmaker Oliver Stone about his apparently warm, fuzzy feelings toward Russian President Vladimir Putin, was just the tip of the iceberg,…

Disney XD Unveils New Programming Block

Disney XD announced plans to roll out a new programming block with an emphasis on the world of gaming. D|XP, a daily summer programming block, will premiere Saturday, July 15, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. ET, on Disney XD. “D|XP will showcase…

Defining Television Through Quality Programming

Acclaimed television programs such as “The Americans,” “This Is Us,” “Sons of Anarchy” and “Big Little Lies” were in the spotlight at this month’s ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas — an event that bills itself as “TV camp for…

FX Flips ‘American Crime Story’ Installments

FX has made a major change in the schedule for its “American Crime Story” limited series. The cable network announced that “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” which had previously been scheduled to be the third installment in…