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15 min ago | KOAT-TV

'OITNB' writer: Show made me realize I'm gay

When "Orange is the New Black" writer Lauren Morelli started working on the series, she didn't realize how much it would also script her future. As Morelli wrote in an essay for Mic.com in May, writing for the Netflix hit helped her realize that she was gay -- even though at the time, she was married to a man.

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4 hrs ago | KWNN-FM Stockton

Tiffani Thiessen Is 'Definitely Trying' to Get Pregnant

Tiffani Thiessen would like to expand her family soon. Even more excited about the possibility of a second baby? Her 4-year-old daughter, Harper.

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Related Topix: White Collar, Television, Tiffani Thiessen

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WAPT-TV Jackson

Robin Thicke: 'High and drunk' all last year

"Every day I woke up, I would take a Vicodin to start the day and then I would fill up a water bottle with vodka and drink it before and during my interviews," Thicke said in a deposition transcript made public Monday. Being high and drunk appears to be Thicke's defense in a high-stakes lawsuit filed by Marvin Gaye's family against Thicke, producer Pharrell Williams and hip-hop artist "T.I." Clifford Harris Jr. The lawsuit filed last fall contends Thicke's "Blurred Lines" is an illegal rip-off of Gaye's "Got to Give It Up."

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Robin Thicke, Journalism

Gazette Series

Freddie Fox has said he doesn't think Benedict Cumberbatch's posh background has harmed his career

Sherlock star Benedict, 38, raised eyebrows when he said that he was considering moving to the US because he was fed up with being " castigated" for his p ublic school background. But Freddie, the 25-year-old member of the famous Fox acting dynasty, rubbished the TV turned Hollywood star's remarks.

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Related Topix: Sherlock, Television, Benedict Cumberbatch, The Walking Dead

Click Orlando

Beyonce and Jay Z: From breakup to baby rumors

Say what you will about superstar couple Beyonce and Jay Z, but they appear determined to keep fans guessing. The conversation swirling around them has gone from "Are they over?" to "Are they overjoyed about an addition to their family?" As the pair wrapped up their very successful "On The Run" tour in Paris over the weekend, there was speculation that Beyonce may be pregnant with their second child, a marked turn from the breakup chatter that surrounded the pair at the start of the tour in June.

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CBS News

Bill Cosby lending art collection to the Smithsonian

After amassing a private collection of African-American Art over four decades, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan to showcase their holdings for the first time in an exhibition planned at the Smithsonian Institution . The Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art announced Monday that the entire Cosby collection will go on view in November in a unique exhibit juxtaposing African-American art with African art.

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Related Topix: Comedy, Television, Cosby, The Cosby Show, Drama, Celebrities, Bill Cosby

Cybercast News Service

Washington talks domestic violence, motherhood

In this Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 photo, actress Kerry Washington poses for a portrait in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Scandal, Television, Ray, Short, Comedy Movies, Music!, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Kerry Washington

WBIR-TV Knoxville

5 things you need to know Monday

Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://usat.ly/1tUT6Jx Secretary of State John Kerry is in Paris for a meeting Monday on providing aid to the new Iraqi government after spending the week in the Middle East rounding up support against the Islamic State extremists. Over the weekend, the Islamic State released a video showing a militant beheading a British aid worker, David Haines, 44. It was similar to recent videos showing the beheadings of two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff.

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Related Topix: Reality TV, Dancing With the Stars, Television, Celebrity Duets

WWWM-FM Toledo

"Voice" Coaches Defend Their Show: "I Never Had a Gwen Stefani...to Tell Me Anything When I Was 15 Years Old" [From ABC News]

Since it began, the big criticism about The Voice has been that it hasn't created any music stars: it's simply made the show's coaches -- from Adam Levine to Shakira to Blake Shelton to Christina Aguilera -- even more rich and famous than they were before. But now, the coaches say that even if the contestants don't become stars, they're still receiving something very valuable from their time on the show: advice.

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Related Topix: The Voice, Television

Sun Sep 14, 2014

New York Daily News

'No Good Deed' murders 'Guardians' at box office

It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat "Guardians of the Galaxy" at movie theaters. According to studio estimates Sunday, the Sony thriller "No Good Deed," which stars Elba as an escaped convict, topped the box office with $24.5 million during its opening weekend.

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Related Topix: Movies

Click Orlando

'Django' actress says she was handcuffed for PDA

Watts, who is African-American, and her white boyfriend accuse police of racism for questioning them after they were seen showing affection in public. "There was an indication on the radio call that a male white and female black were involved in a sexual act inside a Mercedes with the vehicle door open," Officer Sally Madera said.

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Related Topix: Django Unchained

The Wichita Eagle

Miss America to buff Atlantic City's image

This struggling seaside gambling resort has been in the national news for all the wrong reasons lately: a rash of casino closings, thousands of unemployed workers, and a domestic violence case involving a former NFL star. But for three hours Sunday night, America will get a different look at Atlantic City.

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Related Topix: Atlantic City, NJ, Brigantine, NJ

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Detroit cop faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old's death

In this May 18, 2010 file photo, Dominika Stanley, left, the mother of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones sits next to Aiyana's father Charles Jones in attorney Geoffrey Fieger's office in Southfield, Mich. A judge won't delay the trial of a Detroit police officer who accidentally killed 7-year-old Aiyana Jones during a raid, despite his attorney's concerns that a "media frenzy" following a police shooting in Missouri could harm his client's right to an impartial jury.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Southfield, MI, Television

Watford Observer

Jessica Brown Findlay had nude pictures of her leaked on the internet

Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael has spoken of the "terrifying and upsetting" celebrity scandal which has resulted in nude images of her colleagues - and one co-star - being leaked onto the internet. The fiercely private actor, who plays Lady Edith in the ITV costume drama, also confirmed she will escape from a fire that engulfs the property as the new series opens.

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Related Topix: Downton Abbey, Television, Jessica Brown-Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Jennifer Lawrence

Harrow Times

X Factor's audience shrinks further

The X Factor has continued to shed viewers with the audience for last night's show down one million on the launch a fortnight ago. Despite a revamped judging panel with Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini back on the show, it has failed to turn the tide of a shrinking audience, according to overnight ratings.

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Related Topix: Television, The X Factor, Celebrities, Simon Cowell

Greenwich Citizen

Pia Zadora to have ankle surgery after accident

In this Jan. 31, 1982 file photo, actress Pia Zadora poses with Timothy Hutton, after her award received for being the new motion picture star of the year, during the 39th annual Golden Globes presentations, in Los Angeles. Zadora was hospitalized with serious head and leg injuries after a fall from a motorized golf cart driven by her teenage son near their northwest Las Vegas home.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

USA Today

Jazz-funk pioneer Joe Sample dies at 75

Jazz-funk pioneer Joe Sample dies at 75 Pianist and composer died of complications due to lung cancer, manager says. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1tP8oiI Jazz pianist Joe Sample performs July 2, 2006, during the 40th Montreux Jazz Festival at the Stravinski hall in Montreux, Switzerland.

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Wimbledon Guardian

Kim Kardashian is reportedly worth 39 million

The 33-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is reportedly worth A 39 million, after using her global fame to earn large sums for endorsements and appearances. The Sun on Sunday Reality TV's Richest 2014 placed entertainer Paris Hilton in second place on A 36 million, while entrepreneur Levi Roots came third with A 30 million.

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Related Topix: Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Reality TV, Television, Kim Kardashian, Hot Chicks

WCTO-FM Lehigh Valley

Kerry Washington Talks "Scandal's" Steamy Sex Scenes and Her Advice for Olivia Pope

Scandal fans can't wait to see Kerry Washington portray Olivia Pope again when the ABC series returns later this month. They also can't wait to see if Olivia rides off into the sunset with Jake or heads back to the White House to continue her affair with President Fitzgerald.

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Related Topix: Scandal, Television, Kerry Washington

KMIZ

What Chris Brown would say to Ray Rice

In an interview with MTV's Sway Calloway Thursday, Brown opened up about his own history with domestic violence in light of Rice being cut from the Baltimore Ravens and suspended from the league after a leaked video depicted the player punching his now-wife, Janay Rice. "To Ray or anybody else, because I'm not better than the next man, I can just say I've been down that road," Brown told MTV News.

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Related Topix: Sports, Ray Rice, NFL Players, NFL Football, Baltimore Ravens

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