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TV tonight: ‘Hawaii Five-0’ and a big mistake for McGarrett?

TV picks for Friday, Nov. 17<p>WATCH THIS:<p><b>“Blindspot” (8 p.m., NBC):</b> As the team chases a deadly bomber who’s terrorizing Manhattan, Jane uncovers a …

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S.F. native Jamie Chung making her mark in television

There’s good news for fans of “Big Hero 6.” All the key characters from the Oscar-winning animated film — including the lovable, blimp-like robot — …

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‘Bachelor’ star Chris Soules performed CPR on dying driver, lawyers say

Lawyers for “Bachelor” star Chris Soules say charges against him in a fatal crash in Iowa should be dismissed because the farmer-turned-reality TV …

Crime

Woman accusing Scientologist Danny Masterson of rape blasts Netflix for renewing his show

One of four women whose rape allegations against Danny Masterson have been under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department has come forward …

Netflix

Kim Kardashian’s not happy about her surrogate’s birth plan

It’s generally accepted that a woman expecting a baby should be respected in her choices for the birth. For example, she gets to decide if she’ll get …

Kim Kardashian

TV tonight: ‘The Orville’ rocked by a death and terror

TV picks for Thursday, Nov. 16<p>WATCH THIS:<p><b>NBA basketball, Warriors at Celtics (5 p.m. PST, TNT):</b> It’s one of the more intriguing early-season clashes. …

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‘Survivor 35’ recap: The twists get twistier

The castaways all are reacting differently to last week’s ouster of Jennifer, but Lauren is doing some work, hammering nails into boards. If you …

West Africa

Ben Affleck appears to joke about sexual harassment. Yeah, really funny Ben

Does Ben Affleck really want to stop people from writing him off as an arrogant male movie star who lacks the character or good sense to move past …

Feminism

Meghan Markle could be at Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian’s star-studded New Orleans wedding

For all the massive control Serena Williams has exercised over her mind, body and tennis career, she hasn’t been able to control the flow of …

Meghan Markle

Blake Shelton as People’s Sexiest Man Alive? Top reactions range from amused to disturbed

Sure, it’s kind of a silly distinction: Which male star will earn the annual honor of being named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive.<p>But like it or …

Blake Shelton

TV tonight: In ‘The Blacklist’ fall finale, Tom goes missing

TV picks for Wednesday, Nov. 15<p>WATCH THIS:<p><b>“The Goldbergs” (8 p.m., ABC):</b> During the holiday, Uncle Marvin reveals he has become a stockbroker and …

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Tom Sizemore: Molestation and domestic violence allegations didn’t stop him from working in Hollywood

Of the many horrific aspects of stories about powerful Hollywood men harassing or sexually assaulting female colleagues is that the women were often …

Crime

John Travolta: Sexual battery case involving 21-year-old male masseur resurfaces

Police in 2000 took a police report from a 21-year-old masseur who accused John Travolta of groping his buttocks and indecently exposing himself …

Crime

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Semifinal sadness when Victoria eliminated

It was Week 9 and the semifinals of Season 25 on “Dancing With the Stars.” The five remaining celebs and their pro partners gave it their all, …

Drew Scott

TV tonight: ‘NCIS’ has a strange case; ‘Mindy’ bids farewell

TV picks for Tuesday, Nov. 14<p>WATCH THIS:<p><b>“NCIS” (8 p.m., CBS):</b> An NCIS person of interest in a bribery and fraud case is found murdered after a runner …

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‘The Voice’: Dublin teen earns raves on NBC’s singing contest

Bay Area resident Noah Mac has advanced all the way into the “playoff” rounds on “The Voice.” That’s pretty good, considering the 17-year-old Dublin …

Blake Shelton

What to do about George Takei? Fans struggle to stand by the embattled ‘Star Trek’ icon

“George Takei! No!”<p>That exclamation comes from “Claire from H.R,” the harried human resources representative played by Cecily Strong, in a comedy …

Howard Stern

Sean Hannity’s fans smash their Keurigs in protest

By Samantha Schmidt, (c) 2017, The Washington Post<p>Four companies, including the coffeemaker company Keurig, said they will not be advertising on Sean …

Donald Trump

Louis C.K. told Marc Maron: ‘It’s not true. It’s not real. It’s a rumor.’

Among the many people having to reckon with last week’s confirmation that Louis C.K. sexually mistreated female comics and writers over the years are …

Feminism

TV tonight: ‘The Good Doctor’ faces prejudice from new source

TV picks for Monday, Nov. 13<p>WATCH THIS:<p><b>“The Voice” (8 p.m., NBC):</b> It’s playoff time as the remaining artists perform in front of coaches Miley Cyrus, …

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Movies: ‘Wait for Your Laugh’ doc traces life of singer, comic, actor Rose Marie, 94

Rose Marie’s place in show business history is anchored by her performance as the smart aleck comedy writer Sally on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and as …

Entertainment

TV this week: Jon Stewart hosts ‘Night of Too Many Stars’

<b>Chuck Barney’s TV picks for Nov. 12-18</b><p><b>DON’T MISS:</b> “Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs” — Do you miss Jon Stewart? The former …

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TV tonight: On ‘The Walking Dead,’ Saviors have a new weapon

TV picks for Sunday, Nov. 12<p>WATCH THIS:<p><b>“Outlander” (8 p.m., Starz):</b> In “The Doldrums,” Claire and Jamie leave Scotland, sailing to the West Indies on …

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Television: Two provocative dramas show that a feminist story need not always be a triumphant one

The air is electric with courageous women striking back at the awful acts of powerful men. Disgrace is being dragged out into the harsh light of day. …

TV

FX cuts ties with Louis C.K. after comedian’s confession

Louis C.K.’s relationship with FX is over. The cable network on Friday cut ties with the comedian following his admission of sexual misconduct.<p>A …

TV

‘The Voice’: Watch a sneak peek of Dublin singer in playoffs

The Playoffs begin next week on “The Voice” and Dublin High School student Noah Mac is hoping to take a big step forward in NBC’s popular singing …

Miley Cyrus

Louis C.K. speaks: The claims of sexual misconduct are true

With a startling and frank admission of guilt, embattled comedian Louis C.K. said in a statement released on Friday that the stories of sexual …

TV

Corey Haim’s mother says her son was molested, but not by Charlie Sheen

Corey Haim’s mother has come to the defense of Charlie Sheen, saying that the alleged rape of her son by Sheen in the mid-80s did not happen.<p>In an …

Charlie Sheen

TV tonight: On ‘Blue Bloods,’ a case turns personal for Danny

TV picks for Friday, Nov. 10<p>WATCH THIS:<p><b>“Once Upon a Time” (8 p.m., ABC):</b> Feeling like a third wheel as Henry and Cinderella’s relationship …

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