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'Killing Jesus' Premieres Tonight On National Geographic

March 29th, 2015 10:57am EDT
Killing Jesus
At an advanced screening of "Killing Jesus," the movie, based on the New York Times best-seller of the same name, author and executive producer Bill O’Reilly asked the crowd of nearly 1000 guests “ How does a poor carpenter become the most famous person in civilization?”

The movie, co-produced by Ridley Scott, Oscar-nominated director of Alien, Thelma & Louise, Gladiator and Black Hawk Down, makes it world premiere on Sunday March 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm/7:00 pm central on the National Geographic Channel.

Following the screening I spoke one-on-one with O’Reilly and the film’s cast. When I as...
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'American Idol' Does A Time Warp, Two Go Home

March 26th, 2015 9:25am EDT
'American Idol' Recap: Top 9 Perform 80s Songs, Two Eliminated
American Idol 2015 did a time warp. On last night's Idol, the top 9 performers sang 80s songs. Idol also got 80s icons to help with the show. Boy George mentored and Salt-N-Pepa performed. The departure of two contestants stopped the party.

Last week the American Idol judges decided to save Qaasim Middleton. This meant two would have to go home this week to compensate for the save. These weren't shocking eliminations but definitely sad ones: two contestants who were just starting to find their place left.

Top 9 Performances

Daniel Seavey

"You Make My Dreams Come True" by Hall and Oats...
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Chris Colfer: 'GLAAD Has Made 'Glee' So Happy'

March 23rd, 2015 1:21pm EDT
'Glee' Wins Big At GLAAD Awards
On the heels of "Glee's final episode, the show has been honored once again for its groundbreaking attitude towards LGBT issues.

The GLAAD Media Awards lauded the show Sunday night, awarding its outstanding comedy prize to both "Glee" and 'Modern Family" for their interpretation of the LGBT lifestyle as reported by Us Magazine.

Glee's Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel) and Mike O'Malley (Burt Hummel) accepted on behalf of the musical series. Colfer portrayed openly gay teen Kurt on the long-running Fox series. O'Malley played his brusque father, who eventually supported Kurt in his choices and ev...
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'Bob's Burgers' Season 5, Episode 16 Recap: 'The Runaway Club'

March 23rd, 2015 4:05am EDT
Bob's Burgers
Like a lot of 21st century sitcoms, “Bob’s Burgers” has been known to occasionally put together a pop culture homage. It is a question worth asking of how well these homages fit within the world of this show. “Bob’s” may be populated by wacky characters, but the rules of its reality are fairly grounded. Thus, whenever the events of this show resemble those of a classic movie, it is not presented as that big a deal, which can produce some cognitive dissonance. It is perhaps as if “Bob’s Burgers” is saying that childhood is filled with moments that mirror touchstones of pop culture.

This...
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'American Idol' 2015: Contestants Go To The Movies

March 20th, 2015 9:01am EDT
'American Idol' Recap: Top 10 Perform Movie Theme Songs, Judges
Last night, American Idol 2015 went to the movies. Yes, the theme of this week's American Idol was songs from the movies. Surprisingly, this crop of singers didn't pick the usual songs we've heard done a million times during movie week. We got to hear a lot of unique choices. Some of those choices brought the performers to new heights, and others dragged them down.

The top eleven contestants were also joined by rock legend Nile Rodgers, who gave them his expert advice. Also last night the top eleven contestants were supposed to become the top ten. However, did the judges already use their ...
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The 'Empire' Finale Delivered With A Punch And Then Some!

March 19th, 2015 10:34am EDT
'Empire' Season 1 Finale Recap: Long Live The New Lyon King
A girl fight, major character death and a Lyon gets caged. “Empire” writers pulled out all the tropes for the season finale. And not one sudsy scene disappointed. But you will be if you’re trying to avoid spoilers. So, consider this fair warning. Do not read beyond this point if “Empire” is still on your must-watch TV list.

Now that it’s just us. Let’s dive into “Die But Once” episode. Lucious (Terrence Howard) is tinkering on his piano until his ALS flare-up has him seeing double. As if that’s not enough to tap down, Becky (Gabourey Sidibe) comes bursting into his office with a to-do list...
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'Empire' Season 2 Wish List

March 18th, 2015 2:01pm EDT
Empire - 'Die But Once/Who I Am' Season Finale
It’s nearly a wrap on “Empire’s” freshman season and as difficult as it is to bid these characters adieu (Cookie, don’t go.) at least we know they’ll be back for a second season. All the more reason to get our bids in for what we want to see next. Lee Daniels, executive producer, teased media mogul Oprah Winfrey and Oscar winning performer Common will make appearances in season two. But all other talk about the sophomore season has been as secretive as Cookie and Malcolm’s love affair. Mainly because it’s in the writing stages. Let’s see if the writers will be keen on these ideas.

All Rela...
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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': Jake Vs. The Saboteur

March 16th, 2015 11:21am EDT
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 2 Episode 19 Recap: 'Sabotage'
Isn't it fun when TV shows bring back a one-off character from an older episode? It always makes the show's world feel a little more lived-in. "The Simpsons" constantly pulled that trick- it's why the world of "The Simpsons" felt like a living, breathing town.

With "Sabotage," last night's episode of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," we've got a little bit of the same.

Geoffrey Hoytsman (Chris Parnell), the slightly manic and extremely cocaine-addicted lawyer from "The Defense Rests," is back. And he's here to tell us that in "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," people's lives do continue past that one brief half-h...
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'Bob's Burgers' Big Adventure

March 16th, 2015 9:35am EDT
Bob's Burgers
“Bob’s Burgers” has a habit of splitting its core characters up into separate subplots without bothering to make any direct connections between those storylines beyond just being in the same episode. It gets away with this better than most shows because it has such a good handle on its characters. All of the Belchers can stand on their own, and there is no need to drone on with an explanation about why everyone is where they are, because it all just makes sense. For a change of pace, “Adventures in Chinchilla-sitting” deserves a little extra credit for a premise that actually requires a ...
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Will Andy Samberg Bring Laughs To The Emmy Awards?

March 13th, 2015 12:40pm EDT
Andy Samberg To Host The 2015 Emmy Awards: Expect A 'Wild Ride'
Andy Samberg has been tapped to host the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards and there is once again a chance for an awards show to have real laughs instead of calculated chuckles.

The actor is set to host the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards this year, it was announced Thursday.

“It’s wonderfully fitting that we have Andy Samberg, an Emmy Award winner himself, as our host for this year's Primetime Emmy Awards,” said Bruce Rosenblum, chairman and CEO of the Television Academy.

“Andy has excelled in all aspects of the television universe, both from behind and in front of the camera. His humor, insights ...
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