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40 min ago | Star-Telegram.com

Directors Guild finds TV diversity hiring stalled

Women and minorities are largely shut out of the ranks of TV series directors in a stubbornly unchanged pattern of hiring, according to a Hollywood guild study released Wednesday. The Directors Guild of America report said that employers have made no significant improvement in diversity among TV directors in the last four years.

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1 hr ago | NBC San Diego

Celebrating "The Cosby Show," 30 Years Later

The cast of "The Cosby Show" Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Bill Cosby, Tempestt Bledsoe, Phylicia Rashad and Lisa Bonet The defining moment for "The Cosby Show" arrived early: in the debut episode, which aired on NBC 30 years ago this week. Teenage Theo, struggling in school, declares he doesn't plan on going to college, and instead will get a "regular people" job, unlike his lawyer mom and doctor dad.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Television, The Cosby Show, Drama, Cosby, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Animated TV, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, Children TV

5 hrs ago | Steuben Courier

Returning Favorites: Inside Scandal's Shocking New Season

On a Wednesday afternoon in late August, Kerry Washington 's shih tzu-Yorkie mix, Josie, is napping contentedly on a Hollywood soundstage sofa as her Emmy-nominated owner gets back to the business of being scandalous. Clad in her character Olivia Pope's trademark Armani, Washington is...well, we can't tell you what she's doing, who she's doing it with, or even where they're doing it.

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Related Topix: Scandal, Entertainment, Television, Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn

9 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

'Big Bang' star loved playing brash taxi driver in Canadian film 'Dr. Cabbie'

Actors Vinay Virmani and Kunal Nayyar are seen in an handout photo from the film 'Dr. Cabbie.' Nayyar, one of TV's favourite supernerds in "The Big Bang Theory," jumped at the chance to play a loud, brash, Punjabi-rapping taxi driver in the Canadian film "Dr. Cabbie."

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Related Topix: Arts, Cinema, The Big Bang Theory, Entertainment, Television, Kunal Nayyar, World News, India,

14 hrs ago | The Straits Times

Jason Bateman plays it straight in new comedy-drama This Is Where I Leave You

Actor Jason Bateman is known for his dry sense of humour which he puts to good use in his roles. -- PHOTOS: WARNER BROS, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE From the television show Arrested Development to movies such as Horrible Bosses , the joke is often on Jason Bateman, who has made a fine career of playing the long-suffering "straight man" in comedies.

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Related Topix: Horrible Bosses, Arrested Development, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Jason Bateman

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Fox News

CBS buys 'Big Bang Theory's' Kevin Sussman's new mob comedy

"The Big Bang Theory" co-star Kevin Sussman is expanding his relationship with CBS. The network has put in development "Wife Of Crime," a multi-camera comedy project written by Sussman.

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Related Topix: CBS, Media, Television, Showtime Networks, Entertainment, Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY

KXVO

10 things we learned from Bill Cosby's new biography

For every high, there were plenty of lows: his near-bankruptcy, his scandalous affairs that resulted in an extortion trial, his estrangement from a daughter and the bizarre murder of his only son. For every high, there were plenty of lows: his near-bankruptcy, his scandalous affairs that resulted in an extortion trial, his estrangement from a daughter and the bizarre murder of his only son.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Television, Cosby, I Spy, The Cosby Show, Drama, Celebrities, Bill Cosby, Martha Stewart

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Inside Simon Pegga s a Search for Happinessa

M29 Rosamund Pike and Simon Pegg star in Relativity Medias's HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS. Photo Credit: Ed Araquel 2014 Egoli Tossell Film/ Co-Produktionsgesellschaft ""Hector 1"" GmbH & Co.

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Related Topix: The World's End, Star Trek, Spaced, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Simon Pegg, The Search

The Beaumont Enterprise

Seinfeld says Rivers was to be in series

In this May 14, 2014 file photo, TV personality Joan Rivers attends A Celebration of Barbara Walters in New York.

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Related Topix: Seinfeld, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Jerry Seinfeld

CIO

SpaceX Wants to Build Cities on Mars

Elon Musk, CEO and co-founder of SpaceX, not only wants to send astronauts to Mars, he wants to build a city there. SpaceX is vying with Boeing Co.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, NASA, The Colbert Report, Entertainment, Television

Steuben Courier

The Biz: Forecasting Fall's New Hits

Fox paid big money for its Batman-prequel series Gotham and touted its September 22 premiere all summer via billboards, transit posters, and on-air promotional spots. According to research that measures viewer interest in the new fall shows, the effort is going to pay off.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

JAM! Showbiz

'Saturday Night Live' shuffle: Pete Davidson joins the cast

Young comedian Pete Davidson will join "Saturday Night Live" as a featured player, a spokeswoman for the program confirmed Monday, bringing into sharper focus the venerable late-night program's lineup as it prepares to enter its landmark 40th season on the air. Davidson, just 20, may well be one of "SNL's" youngest Not Ready For Prime Time Players.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Saturday Night Live, Television, Jimmy Fallon

NBC Miami

A Romantic Return for "The Mindy Project"

The most recent season of "The Mindy Project" ended on a high point: the observation deck of the Empire State Building. That's where Mindy Kaling's lovelorn Dr. Mindy Lahiri character romantically relinked with her fellow OB/GYN, verbal sparring partner and soul mate Danny Castellano in a scene straight out of 1993's "Sleepless in Seattle" .

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Related Topix: The Mindy Project, Entertainment, Television, The Office, Mindy Kaling, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Sleepless in Seattle, Emmy Awards

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Fall TV: a Gotham,a a Gracepointa lead dramas; comedies offer more intrigue

"Look Before You Leap" - After Henry pegs the case of a would-be bridge jumper as a homicide while the police label it a suicide, he and Jo go on a rogue investigation for proof. Meanwhile, Henry's anonymous caller surfaces again.

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Related Topix: Ioan Gruffudd, Entertainment, Breaking Bad

WMGL-FM North Charleston

Ellen Pompeo Ready to Move On from Acting After "Grey's Anatomy"

Ellen Pompeo's days in front of the camera may be numbered. She's suggested that she will give up acting once her TV series, Grey's Anatomy , wraps up.

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Related Topix: Grey's Anatomy, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Ellen Pompeo

KURB-FM Little Rock

Nico & Vinz on Upcoming Debut Album "Black Star Elephant": "We're Just Telling Our Story"

Originally scheduled for release this week, Black Star Elephant , the U.S. debut album from Nico & Vinz , will now arrive October 14. The Norwegian duo, who scored big this summer with "Am I Wrong," say they've "blended" every aspect of their unique background to create it. "They can expect an album that is basically the best music we made," says Vinz when asked to describe what fans can expect from the new music.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Nico & Vinz, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Entertainment, Television, Ellen

San Bernardino County Sun

Fall TV: ABC comedy a black-isha tackles cultural identity

The new ABC comedy “black-ish” partially came out of a conversation Anthony Anderson had with his son a couple of years ago. The actor-writer says that one day his then-12-year-old told him, “Dad, I don't feel black.” Taken aback, he let his son explain that his world was very different than the one in which Anderson grew up - “in the hood, in Compton.” “The existence that my son knows is nothing short of privilege, being in private school since the age of 4, and his surroundings in that environment is what he was referring to,” Anderson says.

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Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Inglewood, CA, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, The Bernie Mac Show

Chicagos 103.5 KISS FM

Mario Lopez Reveals Thoughts on 'Saved by the Bell' TV Movie

Before Mario Lopez was the host of Extra and his own radio show, On With Mario Lopez, he was of course the hunky teen with the sweet dance moves A.C. Slater for seven years on Saved by the Bell and its many spinoffs until 1996. So did he tune in for Lifetime's much buzzed-about The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story earlier this month? "You know, I didn't see it, bro," admits Mario to On Air with Ryan Seacrest.

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Related Topix: Children TV, Saved by the Bell, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Celebrities, Mario Lopez, Trance

The Wichita Eagle

Bill Cosby to loan art collection to 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: Entertainment, Television, Cosby, African-American, The Cosby Show, Drama, Celebrities, Bill Cosby

KWNN-FM Stockton

Cecily Strong: I'm 'Genuinely Happy' After Being Replaced on "Weekend Update"

If Cecily Strong is upset that she's been replaced on Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" desk, she's hiding it really well. NBC announced last Thursday that former SNL writer Michael Che will fill Strong's anchor seat, joining Colin Jost when the new season begins Sept.

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