American Bandstand host Dick Clark died in Santa Monica, Calif., Wednesday, at the age of 82. He had been in fragile health since suffering a major stroke several years ago. Besides Bandstand and New Years Rockin' Eve, Clark also produced several successful games shows and award shows.
The big-screen version of The Last Airbender was a box-office disaster, panned by critics and loathed by fans of the popular TV series it was based on. Now, as NPR's Neda Ulaby reports, the original show's creators have been given the rare chance to rebuild their franchise with a new series.
Dining on the doomed ship Titanic was epic, and many people are recreating those feasts to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ship's demise. First-class passengers feasted on oysters, foie gras, and other luxuries.
This Sunday, HBO premieres Girls, a new comedy series written and directed by 25-year-old Lena Dunham, who first grabbed the media spotlight with her film Tiny Furniture in 2010. David Bianculli says the series is a cross between Sex and the City and Louie.
The new ABC drama Scandal follows the work of a Washington fixer, someone who helps high-profile politicians and celebrities survive a crisis. Guest host Viviana Hurtado speaks with Judy Smith, the real-life crisis manager who inspired the show, Scandal.
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