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Haiti, Charlie Rose, Net Neutrality: Your Tuesday Briefing

<i>(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>“This merger would greatly harm American consumers.”</b><p>• That’s the top antitrust regulator at the Justice Department, which sued on Monday to block AT&T’s $85.4 billion bid for Time Warner.<p>AT&T, which …

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Doreen St. Felix, Writer

"My first actual published piece after college was for Pitchfork, and it was on [Rihanna’s] 'Bitch Better Have My Money'. It was like, a really …

Michelle Obama

What Is to Be Done with the Art of Monstrous Men?

Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, Bill Cosby, William Burroughs, Richard Wagner, Sid Vicious, V.S. Naipaul, John Galliano, Norman Mailer, Ezra Pound, Carravaggio, Floyd Mayweather, though if we start listing athletes we’ll never stop. And what about the women? The list immediately becomes much more …

Woody Allen

Della Reese, star of long-running TV show ‘Touched by an Angel,’ dies at 86

Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced hit-making chanteuse who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running television drama “Touched by an Angel,” died Nov. 19 at her home in the Los Angeles area. She was 86.<p>Ms. Reese’s co-star on the series, Roma …

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Elderly couple’s household appliances still work after 50 years

An elderly couple have finally decided to replace their household appliances after 50 years.<p>But it’s not because they’ve stopped working.<p>Sydney and …

Pancho Segura, bowlegged tennis champion of the 1940s and ’50s, dies at 96

Pancho Segura, a bowlegged tennis player who rose from poverty in Ecuador to become one of the finest tennis players of the 1940s and ’50s, sporting a powerful two-handed forehand and a tactical brilliance that he later employed as the coach for a young Jim Connors, died Nov. 18 at his home in …

Earle Hyman, Grandpa Huxtable on 'Cosby Show,' Dies at 91

Hyman was also known for his Shakespearean acting and his work on the animated show “Thundercats”<p>Earle Hyman, actor of screen and stage best known as …

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5 things for November 20: Manson, Mugabe, Mueller, Trump, Tambor

<b>(CNN) —</b> Plan to travel this Thanksgiving week? Betcha wish you could reap the benefits of this $850 million investment in airplane beds. Here's what else you need to <b>Get Up to Speed and Out the Door</b>. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)<p>1. …

Jeffrey Tambor

Actor Earle Hyman Dies At 91

(Photo credit: PInterest)<p>“It feels like a member of the family is gone.” That was many people’s reaction when they heard the news that the man who …

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Earle Hyman Is Dead; Veteran Broadway Actor Played Bill Cosby’s TV Dad | Deadline

Earle Hyman, a classically trained actor of steady grace, imposing presence and consummate skill,died Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in …

Entertainment Industry

‘Cosby Show’ actor Earle Hyman dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Earle Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing Russell Huxtable on “The Cosby Show,” has …

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Broadway Star and COSBY SHOW Alum Earle Hyman Dies Age 91

Deadline is reporting that Earle Hyman, best known for his role as Russelll Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," has passed away at age 91.<p>Hyman was born in …

Entertainment

Zoe Kravitz: 'Beauty can't be defined over all races, gender and ages'

Ask a roomful of people their opinion of Zoë Kravitz and the resounding answer is that she is ‘cool’. She is also something of a style icon, frequently topping best dressed lists, and was even the cover star of the October edition of British Vogue. In person, she is cool – but pleasingly without …

Jason Momoa

Earle Hyman, Bill Cosby’s Father on ‘The Cosby Show,’ Dies at 91

Earle Hyman, who broke racial stereotypes on Broadway and in Scandinavia in works by Shakespeare and Ibsen but was better known to millions of Americans as Bill Cosby’s father on “The Cosby Show,” died on Friday in Englewood, N.J. He was 91.<p>His death was confirmed by Jordan Strohl, a representative …

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Earle Hyman, actor who played Grandpa Huxtable on ‘The Cosby Show,’ dies at 91

Earle Hyman, a veteran stage and screen actor who played Bill Cosby’s father Russell Huxtable on “The Cosby Show,” and whose love for playwright Henrik Ibsen led him to spend much of his career working in Norwegian theater, died Nov. 16 at an assisted-living facility in Englewood, N.J. He was …

Entertainment

Why Better Things Deserves the Chance to Keep Going

The season finale of <i>Better Things,</i> one of TV’s very best shows, aired Thursday night on FX. The creative work of the actress and director Pamela …

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Lisa Bonet Turns 50 Today, But Her Style Is As Youthful And Chic As Ever

<i>Image via Getty</i> When Lisa Bonet made her debut as an actress on <i>The Cosby Show</i> in 1984, she slowly but surely became a force to be reckoned with in …

Women of Color

On Struggling To Love Hollywood When It's So Full Of Evil

How do pop-culture fans move on when this many of their idols are creeps?<p>Before any of us even learn the term “popular culture,” our ideas about the world are shaped by screens. We’ve seen E.T. soar across the moon with his new friend Elliott, the Wicked Witch of the West get vanquished by a …

Ed Westwick

Lisa Bonet: Living Life On Her Terms

(Photo credit: Instagram)Actress Lisa Bonet practically grew up right before our eyes on the small screen. Going from adolescence to adulthood on the …

Jason Momoa

“Scandal” Paved the Way for Imperfect Black Female Protagonists

On Thursday, April 5, 2012, a quiet revolution was born. Led in by the popular <i>Grey’s Anatomy</i>, <i>Scandal</i>, the little drama that could, premiered at 10 …

TV

Netflix Didn’t Completely Quit Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K., As Streamers Keep Accused Assaulters’ Old Shows

FX pulled "Louie" off its site, but it's still on Hulu: Why networks and streamers have different policies when it comes to disgraced stars' library …

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What Newlywed Life Is Really Like for Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet

<b>Jason Momoa</b> and <b>Lisa Bonet</b> are still in the honeymoon phase.<p>After being together for more than a decade, the Aquaman actor and <i>Cosby Show</i> actress tied …

Jason Momoa

On TV, a Girl’s First Period As a Mark of Female Power

When Diane got her period in last week’s episode of ABC’s <i>Black-ish</i>, she joined a relatively small but growing group of preteen characters whose rite …

TV

THE HEART OF THE MATTER

As the folks at Deadspin said, the last thing the world needs is another Cletus Safari. We get it. America's crappiest crapholes are full of …

Barack Obama

Why Won’t TV Show People Who Aren’t Rich?

It’s hard to find poor and working-class families on the small screen. Here’s why it matters.<p>This year marks the final season of what might be the most underappreciated sitcom on TV, ABC’s “The Middle.” It’s a single-camera show about an Indiana family—the title refers to its character’s …

Politics

13 of the Best TV Moms That Millennial Moms Look to For Inspiration

Sitcoms changed the landscape of television, and these tv moms changed the way we saw the world and our role in it.13 of the Best TV Moms That …

Motherhood

Daily Deal: Ultimate Cisco Certification Super Bundle

Wikipedia Warns That SESTA Could Destroy... >><p><< Lawsuit Brought By Cosby Show Production...<p>Fri, Nov 10th 2017 10:44am<p>from the …

He loved ‘The Simpsons.’ But Hari Kondabolu has a problem with Apu.

<i>“Thank you, come again!”</i><p>That phrase, made famous by “The Simpsons,” has haunted Hari Kondabolu for nearly 30 years. Though “taunted” may be the better word.<p>The Brooklyn-based stand-up comedian and child of Indian immigrants can’t even recall the first time he heard the jeer hurled his way. “When it …

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“I Had Stupidity On My Side’: Comedian Gilbert Gottfried On Career And New Documentary

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried’s first break in show business came completely by accident. The Brooklyn native was performing at Catch A Rising Star …

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Lawsuit Brought By Cosby Show Production Company Against Documentary Is The Reason We Have Fair Use

Looking through the history of our posts on the topics of fair use and fair dealing, you find plenty of examples for why these exceptions to …

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