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  • Laurence Fishburne laughs about being mistaken for Samuel L. Jackson

    Laurence Fishburne laughs about being mistaken for Samuel L. Jackson
    Samuel L. Jackson and Laurence Fishburne might consider wearing name tags so that people can tell them apart. KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin is still riding a wave of national ridicule and embarrassment the day after he mistook Jackson for...
  • Opening Ceremony: Commentators already threaten to ruin Olympics

    Opening Ceremony: Commentators already threaten to ruin Olympics
    NBC didn’t air the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs choir covering“Get Lucky” or T.a.T.u’s defiantly gay-friendly performance. But Friday night’s telecast of the opening ceremony for the 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi...
  • Why late-night kingdoms are tricky to pass along

    Why late-night kingdoms are tricky to pass along
    Being as Queen Elizabeth I, the so-called Virgin Queen, had no heirs, issues of succession loomed large in William Shakespeare's day. The fellow wrote constantly of what did and did not constitute "fair sequence," to borrow a phrase from "Richard II,"...
  • Gendler, Connolly Upped at AMC/Sundance Channel Global

    MADRID - Two of the executives who are shaping AMC/Sundance Channel Global's roll-out around the world have been upped at the company, Gail Gendler to vice president, acquisitions, and Patrick Connolly to VP, programming and scheduling. Both will...
  • NBC News' Tom Brokaw reveals cancer diagnosis

    NBC News' Tom Brokaw reveals cancer diagnosis
    NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw revealed on Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer than affects the white blood cells in bone marrow. The 74-year-old former anchor of "NBC Nightly News" is currently...
  • Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' debut an understated affair

     Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' debut an understated affair
    NEW YORK — Making his debut as host of "Late Night" on Monday, Seth Meyers struck a decidedly low-key note in a broadcast that emphasized finely tuned punch lines over star power and razzle-dazzle. Meyers opened the NBC show by paying tribute to...
  • NBC Averages 21.4 Million Viewers for Sochi Olympics, Down From Vancouver

    NBC and Nielsen were expected to release more detailed ratings information on Tuesday, but preliminary estimates show the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics averaging a strong 21.4 million viewers in primetime. While down 12% from the 24.4 million who watched on...
  • Olympics: Nancy Kerrigan plugs Disney World

    Olympics: Nancy Kerrigan plugs Disney World
    In revisting the Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding saga, an NBC documentary also brought up Kerrigan's swipe at Disney World two decades ago. After winning a silver medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics, figure skater Kerrigan muttered about a Disney World...
  • Olympics: NBC offers Nancy Kerrigan, Closing Ceremony

    Olympics: NBC offers Nancy Kerrigan, Closing Ceremony
    UPDATED: To host the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics, NBC has tapped Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and correspondent Vladimir Pozner. NBC's coverage starts at 8:30 tonight. But you don't have to wait till then to see the parade of...
  • Sochi Games TV: Seven Olympics thoughts after the closing ceremony

    Sochi Games TV: Seven Olympics thoughts after the closing ceremony
    For the last 18 days, I've been chronicling TV's coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics, dutifully watching all manner of downhill ski races, luge runs and short-track heats. What effect this has had on me I'll leave to an imminently convening team of...
  • End of Olympics, Start of 'Amazing Race' Soft on Busy Night That Includes Daytona 500

    A delayed Daytona 500 race on Fox only added to another crowded Sunday -- with options including NBC's closing night of Olympics coverage, AMC's "The Walking Dead" and the finale of PBS' "Downton Abbey" -- and may have contributed to the soft premiere...
  • Sochi Olympics are nearly flawless but devoid of joy

    Sochi Olympics are nearly flawless but devoid of joy
    SOCHI, Russia — The young arena worker approached with a raised hand, so I stopped and sighed. I had been in Russia for two weeks. I knew the drill. I was walking somewhere I should not be walking. I spun in my mud-caked hiking boots and began to...