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Debra Messing to Be Honored at the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

  GLAAD announced today that it will honor Debra Messing with the Excellence in Media Award, which is presented to media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance of LGBTQ people. Previous Excellence in Media Award honorees include Robert De Niro, Russell Simmons, Kelly Ripa, Patti LaBelle, Tyra Banks, Julianne […]

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2016 In Review: Best New Shows

Yes, we are officially in “Peak TV.” According to data shared by FX, there were a staggering 455 scripted original series that aired in 2016, across broadcast, cable and streaming services. With this many options and opportunities, there were many shows that rose to the top. That said, here are my picks for the 5 […]

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‘Hairspray Live’ Ratings Tumble From ‘The Wiz’

NBC’s latest foray into the live musical genre, ‘Hairspray Live,’ pulled in 9 million total viewers last night, and garnered a 2.3 in the 18-49 demo. These numbers represent a dip from last year’s musical, ‘The Wiz,’ which gathered 11.5 million total viewers and a 3.4 in the demo. Reviews for the time honored classic […]

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NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live!’: The Iconic Classic Gets an Updo!

  It is a one of a kind phenomenon: A classic 1988 John Waters film became a hit Broadway musical, then became a successful movie musical and, on December 7, will make its live television debut. “Hairspray,” like no other story, has lent itself successfully to all of these media reincarnations. The original movie is a testament […]

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‘The Voice’ Winner Jordan Smith Opens Up About Fame, His First Record and Adam Levine

Three months ago, few people outside of the little town of Harlan, Kentucky had ever heard of Jordan Smith. Last week, Smith’s life changed forever when he was crowned the winner of NBC’s “The Voice” season nine. And as he sat down for an interview with XFINITY at Rockefeller Center, the 21-year-old Lee University music […]

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