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Protesters Rush Stage After Ryan Lochte's 'Dancing With The Stars' Routine

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Slate senior editor Laura Bennett about Dancing with the Stars, which is now in its 23rd season. On Monday night's show, two protesters rushed the stage following a dance performance by athlete Ryan Lochte.
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'Great British Bake Off' Hosts Quit As Reality Competition Show Leaves BBC

Controversy is rising over distribution and host changes at the U.K. television show, The Great British Bake Off, which is known in the U.S. as The Great British Baking Show. The competition show is moving from the BBC to Channel 4, and hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc have said they will be leaving the show.
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Having Thick Skin Is A 'Survival Technique,' Says Comic Jeff Ross

Ross says he learned to "dish it out and take it" as a kid in Newark, N.J. He says that ideally a celebrity roast is "like a party where everybody goes and has a good time."
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Insecurity, Anxiety Were Constant Companions, ABC News' Vargas Says

ABC News TV anchor Elizabeth Vargas opens up about a life dogged by anxiety, insecurity and the hidden shame of alcoholism. Her new memoir is titled, Between Breaths.
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FCC Wants To Replace Your Cable TV Box With An App

The FCC has seen the future of cable TV, and it looks like the apps on your smartphone. The agency will vote later this month on a proposal to free consumers from the set-top box.
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Much More Than A 5-Year Mission: 'Star Trek' Turns 50

Star Trek debuted on TV in 1966, and Starship Enterprise is still seeking strange new worlds. Co-star George Takei credits creator Gene Roddenberry's inclusive vision for Trek's enduring popularity.
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'Atlanta,' 'Queen Sugar,' Bring Modern Black Culture To TV

A new comedy by Community alum, Donald Glover, called Atlanta premieres on FX on Tuesday night. And over on Oprah's network, OWN, Queen Sugar premieres. Both shows reflect the push toward diversity in prestige cable television, with creators, stars and subject matter focused on black people.
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First Documentary About Pentagon 9/11 Attack Is 'Only Partly A Military Story'

The film's executive producer explains some of the reasons why a documentary solely about the Pentagon's Sept. 11 story was a hard sell.

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Actress Pamela Adlon Says 'Better Things' Is Dedicated To Her Daughters

Adlon's new FX series is based on her own experience raising three girls as a single mom. Her daughters are "very much a part" of the show, she says.
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Former Telenovela Actress Changed Landscape Of Spanish-Language TV

Telenovelas are staples of Spanish-language TV. Telemundo was always in second place behind Univision — that is until executives figured out the way to success: telenovelas starring anti-heroes.

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