‘The Apprentice’ is Responsible for Donald Trump’s Success in Presidential Race, Says NBC Exec

According to NBC’s head of reality television, Donald Trump’s political success can be traced back to “The Apprentice.” When asked on Tuesday if Trump would have become the Republican party’s presumptive presidential nominee had it not been for “The Apprentice,” Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president of alternative and late night programming, said: “Of course not.” Speaking at a lunch… Read more »

‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 3 Review: Cillian Murphy & Gang Raise Stakes In Strong Return

The third season of Peaky Blinders launches on Netflix on May 31 and if you missed out on the  pandemonium of the Birmingham-bred Shelby crime family so far, then I strongly suggest you catch up while you can — cause you’re going to want to pick up everything they’re putting down this time round.
Without making too much of dog’s breakfast about it, Season 3 of the Steven Knight-created series truly takes the Cillian Murphy-led family to a new level of wealth, danger and…

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‘One Day At A Time’: Eric Nenninger & Fiona Gubelmann Cast As Recurring

Eric Nenninger (Malcolm in the Middle) and Wilfred alumna Fiona Gubelmann have booked recurring roles opposite Justina Machado and Rita Moreno in One Day At A Time, Netflix‘s remake of Norman Lear’s classic sitcom.
The 13-episode multi-camera comedy, written by Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce, revolves around a Cuban-American family, centering on a recently separated former military mom who is navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenaged daughter…

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Phyllida Lloyd Reveals Challenges of Bringing All-Female ‘Taming of the Shrew’ to Central Park

“The Taming of the Shrew” begins previews on Tuesday night in Manhattan’s Central Park as part of the Public Theater’s annual Shakespeare in the Park season. The controversial 16th century comedy centers on the relentless and violent efforts of a young suitor, Petruchio, to subdue the headstrong Katerina, and convince her to marry him. The widely-produced… Read more »

Donald Trump Candidacy Created By ‘The Apprentice’ Says NBC Reality TV Chief

NBC’s The Apprentice made possible Donald Trump’s presumably successful bid to become the GOP’s presidential candidate, NBC Entertainment’s late night and alternative programming president Paul Telegdy said today.
“You know the answer – Of course not,” Telegdy shot back when asked during a HRTS lunch panel if Trump could have succeeded so completely in primaries, minus his 14 seasons as the face of NBC’s  The Apprentice/Celebrity Apprentice franchise.
“It’s your country,”…

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Shaky Knees 2016 in pics (ATDI, Jane’s Addiction, Slowdive, Florence, Hop Along, Baroness & more)

Earlier this month (5/13-15), Atlanta’s fourth annual Shaky Knees music festival went down at Centennial Olympic Park. Headliners included Jane’s Addiction performing 1990’s Ritual de lo habitual in full, the 1975, My Morning Jacket, Florence + the Machine and the reunited At the Drive In.

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‘The Bachelorette’ Says New Season Has ‘A Little More Diversity’ Than Past Years

Before the premiere of season 12 of “The Bachelorette,” the latest installment of ABC’s dating show, was plagued with criticism for appearing to be “too white.” JoJo Fletcher — the new Bachelorette who made her debut last night on the season premiere — is of Persian descent. But after years of mostly Caucasian Bachelors and Bachelorettes, many viewers… Read more »