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The critics have spoken: horror, geeks and HBO make for some good TV. The nominations for the third annual Critics' Choice Television Awards were announced Wednesday morning by the Broadcast Television Journalists Assn. -- and FX's "American Horror...
We all knew it was coming, and now there's a date: Jon Stewart will be absent from "The Daily Show" beginning June 10. He'll be replaced by correspondent John Oliver for eight weeks. What's Stewart going to be doing during that time? Directing his first...
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Amazon, the online retailing giant, is following Netflix and Hulu into the world of original online content. But unlike the other outlets, which have been selecting their programs the old-fashioned way (that is, executives putting their reps on the line...
In an epic clash between old and new media, Google Inc.'s video website YouTube has scored another huge victory in the long-running skirmish over copyright infringement brought by television giant Viacom Inc. A federal judge in New York on Thursday...
After New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg unveiled his plan to ban the sale of sodas larger than 16 ounces, comedian Jon Stewart complained that the proposal "combines the draconian government overreach people love with the probable lack of results they...
"Disgraced," Ayad Akhtar's play about a corporate lawyer who has hidden his Pakistani Muslim heritage, has won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for drama. The two finalists were "4000" by Amy Herzog and "Rapture, Blister, Burn,” by Gina Gionfriddo. This...
Comedian Kurt Braunohler has promised, within a matter of minutes, to rearrange the downtown Los Angeles sky. It's 2:23 p.m. and half a dozen people on a recent Saturday crane their necks and squint into the sun as they wait outside a Hill Street high-...
Los Angeles Times Television CriticIn two previous posts, I discussed the Amazon pilots, a slate of proposed series by the cyberspace bookseller turned virtual moving-picture studio, now streaming online for viewer comment and ratings. (Thousands have already chimed in.) The first post was...
Aasif Mandvi knows how to get a laugh. Throughout his seven years (and counting) as a correspondent on TV's "The Daily Show," he has skewered politicians, celebrities and the media with a combination of incisive cultural commentary and goofball antics....
Tags: Celebrities, Aasif Mandvi, Entertainment
The opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas on Thursday may serve as the latest milestone for the former president, but it offered Jon Stewart an opportunity to again lower the boom on one of his favorite targets. The...
This post has been corrected. See note below.Author/filmmaker Salman Rushdie joined Jon Stewart Tuesday night on "The Daily Show" to talk about the forthcoming film version of his bestselling novel "Midnight's Children." The 1981 novel won a slew of awards -- including the Man Booker Prize, the...
Turner Broadcasting has extended "Conan" through November 2015, solidifying the network's relationship with late night host Conan O'Brien. Time Warner-owned Turner scooped up the red-haired O'Brien in 2010 shortly after red-faced NBC executives...
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