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Judge dismisses coal tycoon's defamation lawsuit against HBO and John Oliver

A West Virginia judge has tossed out a lawsuit filed by a coal magnate who was ridiculed on HBO’s late-night show “Last Week Tonight” by host John Oliver.

Oliver targeted Murray Energy Chief Executive Robert Murray during a segment last June that blasted his company and criticized the standards of the coal industry at large.

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Christina Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman on what it means to play 'Good Girls'

In the thick of the increasingly frenetic haze of the 2016 presidential campaign, writer-producer Jenna Bans landed on an idea for a TV series. She had been absorbed by every development in the news cycle, and she says one thing stood out to her: the treatment of women.

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Anna Deavere Smith shares her 'Notes From the Field'

It’s odd calling Anna Deavere Smith’s “Notes From the Field” a one-woman show, given that the HBO production is filled with so many characters it often feels like a casting director’s worst nightmare and/or greatest dream.

Yet this stage-to-screen adaptation of Smith’s off-Broadway production of the same name stars her and her alone playing a multitude of personalities.

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Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk: 'Planet Earth: Blue Planet II' on BBC America


Planet Earth: Blue Planet II One of the best episodes in this series, “Coasts” explores how different species of wildlife survive in environments where the oceans meet the land. Sea lions are shown herding tuna and puffins fight off other sea birds for survival. 9 p.m.

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TV This Week, Feb. 25-March 3: A Dylan doc, new comedies and more


It’s all over but the closing ceremony at the “2018 Winter Olympics” in Pyeongchang, South Korea. 5 and 8 p.m. NBC

See which “celebrity” is the “winner” on the season “finale” of “Celebrity Big Brother.” Julie Chen “hosts.” 8 p.m. CBS

Loose lips: “The Women Tell All” on a special episode of “The Bachelor.” 8 p.m. ABC

The historical drama “Victoria” concludes its second season on “Masterpiece.”

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Underrated/Overrated: Letitia Wright shines in 'Black Panther,' and 'The Push' looks grim


Chris Rock’s “Tamborine” on Netflix: Maybe it’s a result of the streaming service’s habit of flooding the field with stand-up comedy, but more attention should be given to the first special in 10 years by an undisputed master of the form. Rock sounds energized with material on police brutality, race and his own divorce, which comes with a mix of self-lacerating honesty and raw truth.

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