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‘Grand Hotel’ checks out as summer TV for ‘The Bachelor’ crowd

Reality TV used to aspire to replicate the rhythms of scripted drama, albeit for considerably less money. Now dramas are being developed that seem to approximate the simple (or if you prefer, “guilty”) pleasures of unscripted shows. Enter “Grand Hotel,” a summer adaptation of a Spanish telenovela that ABC has cleverly positioned directly after “The…MORE

‘GLOW’ Season 3 trailer drops with the ladies in Las Vegas

Netflix has released the first trailer for Season 3 of “GLOW” and this season the gorgeous ladies will make their wrestling debut in Las Vegas. Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin and Marc Maron are back; viewers also get to see Geena Davis as Sandy Devereaux St. Clair, a “former showgirl turned entertainment director of the Fan-Tan…MORE

The 78 wildest lines in Donald Trump’s epic ABC interview

On Sunday night, ABC released the full transcript of George Stephanopoulos’ two-day(!) interview with President Donald Trump. And, well, wow. I went through the whole thing — and pulled out the best lines. They are amazing(ly) odd. 1. “Good event. Nice event. … (inaudible) ethanol in there. Great crowd, great people. Great people. Inaudible Ethanol…MORE

Climate change threatens nearly 40% of the world’s primates, study says

As cyclones and droughts are expected to grow in frequency and intensity while global temperatures rise, humankind’s closest relatives will become increasingly vulnerable to extinction, scientists say. At climate change’s current pace, nearly 40% of the Earth’s primates will be threatened by the extreme weather events that accompany rising temperatures, a new study says. And…MORE

A video that shows a robot turning on its creators is scary — but also fake

A viral video has the internet worried a robot revolution is near. But the clip, which appears to be the work of engineering group Boston Dynamics, is actually a parody video published by production company Corridor Digital. In the video, a robot begins to fight back after repeated attacks from humans. While Boston Dynamics does…MORE

Closing arguments begin in the trial of alleged Nxivm sex cult leader

Within the Nxivm community, group founder Keith Raniere was viewed as a humanitarian and a mentor. “But you saw him for what he was — a con man, a predator, a crime boss,” prosecutor Moira Penza told jurors Monday. Closing arguments in Raniere’s racketeering trial have begun and prosecutors drilled home their claims that the…MORE

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Shania Twain announces new Las Vegas residency

Shania Twain is headed back to Sin City. The singing star has announced a Las Vegas residency called, “Let’s Go!” The show will kick off December 6 at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. This is the second time the Twain has had a concert residency in Vegas. She performed her “Still the…

A prequel to ‘The Hunger Games’ will arrive May 2020

A new entry in “The Hunger Games” series is on the way, though fans will likely have to navigate the violent world without Katniss Everdeen. Scholastic announced an untitled prequel novel to the bestselling young adult series, set 64 years before the events of the eponymous first novel. The original trilogy followed heroine Everdeen in…

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine says he has throat cancer

Vocalist and guitarist of the band Megadeth, Dave Mustaine, said in a Facebook post that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer. “It’s clearly something to be respected and faced head on – but I’ve faced obstacles before,” he wrote. “I’m working closely with my doctors, and we’ve mapped out a treatment plan which they…

Lena Headey says she wanted a ‘better death’ for Cersei

If you were left a little deflated by Cersei Lannister’s anticlimactic “Game of Thrones” death, you aren’t alone. Actress Lena Headey says she wished her character had gone out a different way too. In an interview with The Guardian, Headey was asked what she’d say if she got a chance to have a drunken postmortem…