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TV death watch: Is your favorite show in trouble?

By Chuck Barney Contra Costa Times |

Courteney Cox says no ‘Friends’ reunion

Courteney Cox says it’s time to give up on the idea of a “Friends” reunion. ...

Compiled by Tony Hicks Contra Costa Times |


  • News & Gossip

    Chris Brown tossed from rehab for touching women

    Chris Brown was tossed out of rehab for making mocking remarks during group sessions, refusing a drug test after returning from an outing, and getting too close to women.

    By Tony Hicks Contra Costa Times |

  • Entertainment

    ‘Generation War’: War crimes and misdemeanors

    When “Generation War” aired on German television last year under the title “Our Mothers, Our Fathers,” the three-night miniseries had people across the country arguing its merits, both artistic and political. Though the World War II drama, now repackaged for U.S. theaters as a two-part film, averaged more than 7 million viewers each night, not everyone loved it. Some critics found fault with the story’s relegation of Nazis to a background role and its focus on ordinary, or at least,...

    By Michael O’Sullivan The Washington Post |

  • News & Gossip

    Jason Bateman makes movie directing debut out of ‘Bad Words’

    Kid television actor turned go-to comic straight man Jason Bateman makes a — shall we say surprising? — feature-directing debut with “Bad Words.” Written by Andrew Dodge, it’s a wicked, fairly straight-faced and unapologetically foul-mouthed comedy about a 40-year-old jerk, Bateman’s Guy Trilby, who enters children’s spelling bees on a technicality and works his way up to the national finals.

    By Bob Strauss Los Angeles Daily News |

  • News & Gossip

    ‘Survivor’ recap: One tribe can’t win even when the other side tries to lose

    And we’re back. The Beauties return to their camp after having voted off Brice. Former 49er Gold Rush girl Morgan is upset with Jeremiah, who flipped and went with his other alliance. She decides to save herself by throwing him under the bus, confronting him in front of the others about why he changed his mind about voting with her and Brice.

    By Joan Morris Bay Area News Group |

  • News & Gossip

    Of course Lena Dunham got naked on ‘SNL’

    By Staff, San Jose Mercury News |

  • News & Gossip

    Old ‘Cosmos’ vs. new ‘Cosmos’: Who’s the king of the universe?

    By Chris Taylor Mashable |

  • News & Gossip

    ‘The Bachelor’: And the final rose goes to…

    Juan Pablo Galavis, the former pro soccer player described by Entertainment Weekly as a “shallow, narrow-minded hunk of man meat,” brought a merciful end to perhaps the most controversial season in the history of “The Bachelor” Monday night when he made his choice between two remaining women.

    By Chuck Barney Contra Costa Times |

  • News & Gossip

    Aaron Paul’s career is shifting into overdrive

    SAN FRANCISCO — Steer clear of the obvious, and surprise not just your fans but yourself.

    By Randy Myers San Jose Mercury News |

  • News & Gossip

    Casting experts and unsung heroes of reality TV

    It’s a rarely-discussed fact of reality television: Before every Kardashian, Honey Boo Boo or Robertson, there was a casting director who thought they might be the perfect wacky character for TV.

    By Emily Yahr The Washington Post |

  • News & Gossip

    Justin Bieber’s Valentine’s Day date? Court

    By Meg Wagner Digital First Media |

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