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2019
Jun
28
 
 
When James Corden did a week of shows from London recently, he began with Tom Hanks – who shows up here as well, coming to play with the very playful Graham Norton, whose all-guests-seated-together format is one that Corden has “borrowed.” And on Norton’s couch tonight, Hanks shares couch space with, among others, Gwyneth Paltrow and the movies’ latest Spider-Man, Tom Holland.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
28
 
 
This controversial 1970 screen adaptation of Gore Vidal’s bestseller made room for cinematic sex symbols from the past, present and future. Mae West represented the past (and among her on-screen conquests here is a pre-Magnum, P.I. Tom Selleck ), a pre-Charlie’s Angels Farrah Fawcett represented the future – and Raquel Welch, playing the gender-bending, transitioning titular character, was very, very present throughout. 
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
28
 
 
On this day in 1973, NBC introduced the summer variety series, The Helen Reddy Show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
27
 
 
Every so often, a Nordic noir series comes along that’s so compelling and emotionally wrenching, it almost takes the breath away...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
27
 
 
The first of the 2019 World Cup quarterfinal games is played today, with England, one of the pre-tournament favorites, facing Norway. England won all three of its games in Group D to win that division, while Norway went 2-1 in Group A, finishing behind tournament host France. It’s a big enough game to be shown on Fox, so here it is…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
27
 
 
In tonight’s episode, Liv (Rose McIver) consumes the brains, and the personality, of a murdered teen contestant in a Miss Teen Seattle beauty pageant. That may or may not speed up the investigation into the girl’s death – but it certainly explains Liv’s peppy new fashion sense.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
27
 
 
Last night’s debate had one leader in the current polls, Elizabeth Warren, on the 10-person stage – which allowed enough room for others, including Julian Castro and Amy Klobuchar, to break through. Tonight’s debate, by contrast, is top-heavy, with Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg, all elbowing each other for time and attention. And if those on the other end of the political familiarity spectrum in tonight’s debate are ever to make a dent in the
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
27
 
 
This day in 1966 marked the debut of the gothic daytime soap opera Dark Shadows on ABC...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
26
 
 
The Garry Moore Show debuted on this day in 1950...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
26
 
 
This 1992 comedy is such a funny, enjoyable legal comedy, it’s easy to overlook how dependent it is on the broad comic talents of its two stars, Marisa Tomei (who won an Oscar for her portrayal) and Joe Pesci (who perhaps should have). He plays the title character, a newly minted New York lawyer defending his cousin, who is accused of murder in rural Alabama. Oh, and give credit, too, to Fred Gwynne, who plays the judge who has a problem with Vinny’s wardrobe, attitude, and accent. &