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‘The Bachelor’ finale: Why it’s a good thing that Colton and Cassie didn’t get engaged

It was a finale like we’ve never seen before: Our leading man didn’t get down on one knee; he didn’t propose. Other than this season’s creepy obsession with Colton’s virginity, getting engaged in a whirlwind 10 weeks is the whole point of this show. And yet he still ended up with the woman he loves.

Chicago real estate broker competing for Hannah Brown’s heart on ‘The Bachelorette’

Hannah Brown, newly crowned as “The Bachelorette,” got to meet five of her suitors on Tuesday’s finale of “The Bachelor” — and one of the contestants is a real estate broker from Chicago. “Bachelor” blogger “Reality Steve” Carbone identified Dustin Kendrick, a broker based at the @properties Goose.

Late-night hosts take aim at Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman over admissions scandal

The “Full House” jokes were many on Tuesday night after news broke earlier in the day that dozens of parents, including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, were charged with allegedly paying bribes to get their children admitted into elite colleges. Late-night hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen.

‘The Bachelor’ finale obsessively speculated about Colton’s virginity — and viewers were totally grossed out

You didn’t even have to watch ABC’s “The Bachelor” this season to know that the star, 27-year-old Colton Underwood, was a virgin. Not only was it endlessly promoted by the network and mentioned in hundreds of headlines leading up to the premiere, but the season’s tagline was: “What does he have.

‘Empire’ returns from hiatus with Jussie Smollett’s character front and center

“Empire” returned from its winter hiatus Wednesday with Jussie Smollett’s character taking part in much of the action. Musician Jamal Lyon, played by Smollett, appeared in more than a half-dozen scenes in Wednesday’s hour-long episode, including a singing performance in front of high school students.

Trump says late-night hosts show ‘one-sided hatred’ toward him

President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused hosts of late-night talk shows of “one-sided hatred” directed at him, seizing on comments this week by former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno that the job has become more difficult in the Trump era. In a morning tweet, the president also called the shows.

College cheating scandal shatters Felicity Huffman’s down-to-Earth image

Why did it have to be Felicity Huffman? You would think at this point we would be inured to revelations that even the “nicest” celebrities feel entitled to free passes — to events, gifting suites, in traffic court. But why did one of the “stars” of the college admissions scandal have to be Emmy.

Lori Loughlin once played a TV character embroiled in an alleged school admissions scam

Lori Loughlin’s television character faced a dilemma. Her two children had the chance to attend an elite school that promised to put their lives on the “fast track,” but there was only one problem: Their application wasn’t entirely accurate. In a 1993 episode of the popular sitcom “Full House,”.

Jennifer Hudson, David Otunga may be heading for trial in Cook County child support case

Despite meeting with a Cook County judge for several hours this week, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson and “A Madea Family Funeral” star David Otunga seem to be heading for trial in their child support case. Judge Karen Bowes said “little progress” had been made during negotiations, and there had been.

Officials demand apology after Pete Davidson made a joke on ‘SNL’ about the Catholic Church

Not everyone was laughing about Pete Davidson’s joke on last weekend’s episode of “Saturday Night Live.” The comedian opened his appearance on the faux-news “Weekend Update” segment with a line that drew some titters and stunned “oooooohs” from the audience: “This guy is a monster and he should.

‘The Bachelor’ finale aired a man’s breakdown, and it was hideously awkward

Could Colton’s tears fill a champagne flute? We think so. Let’s break down Night One of the two-part season finale, in which we witness our leading man unravel as our host revels in the chaos. Colton must be located after Cassie’s rejection led him to jump over a fence and try to escape Bachelor.

In her R. Kelly interview, Gayle King proves she’s got nothing to prove

At the climax of “Captain Marvel,” a man tries to control a situation by making it emotional. First he suggests that Carol Danvers’ (Brie Larson) abilities are not her own, and then he tries to force her into a showdown by flying into an arm-flailing rage. Danvers refuses to participate. She remains.

Chicago-area singer proposes to girlfriend on ‘The Voice’

Talk about a star-studded proposal. Chicago-area singer Denton Arnell Harris got engaged to his girlfriend, Tiffany, on Monday’s episode of “The Voice.” Harris, who goes by Denton Arnell, said he has been playing piano since the age of 4 and has been singing his entire life. He performed Drake’s.

Jennifer Hudson, David Otunga appear in Cook County court to try to resolve child support battle

Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson and her ex-fiance, David Otunga, each met with a Cook County judge for hours Monday to try to work out parenting time and child support for their 9-year-old son. Much of Monday’s discussions took place behind closed doors at the downtown Daley Center, so it’s unclear.

Lucy Hale to star in ‘Riverdale’ spinoff ‘Katy Keene’

Lucy Hale has been cast in the titular role for the upcoming CW pilot “Katy Keene,” Variety has learned. A “Riverdale” spinoff based on the Archie Comics character of the same name, “Katy Keene” follows the lives of four characters — including fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene — as they chase dreams.

NBC renews ‘The Blacklist’ for Season 7

NBC has renewed its crime drama series “The Blacklist” for a seventh season. The original cast of the show, including co-leads James Spader and Megan Boone, are all set to return. Season six of the show is currently airing, with only two episodes left. “Congratulations to our amazing producers.

‘Beverly Hills 90210’ reboot will find a way to honor Luke Perry

“Beverly Hills 90210” star Tori Spellinginitiated the reboot of the teen soap franchise, which will find a way to honor Luke Perry even though the late actor had not signed up for the revival, CBS TV Studios president David Stapf said Monday. “Tori Spelling, as she is wont to do, comes in and pitches.

Gwyneth Paltrow stops by ‘Saturday Night Live’ to spoof Goop, her own company

Saturday Night Live” offered an unusual surprise during this week’s Weekend Update segment: a cameo from Gwyneth Paltrow, which found the actress mocking her lifestyle brand Goop. For the uninitiated, Goop is Paltrow’s wellness brand, which has produced such controversial products as coffee enemas.

‘Saturday Night Live’ takes on R. Kelly in cold open, giving Trump jokes a brief rest

Saturday Night Live” threw a curveball by taking a break from hammering President Donald Trump in this week’s cold open and instead focusing on another powerful man who has been accused of wrongdoing: R. Kelly. Only hours before the show, the R&B singer had been released from Cook County Jail.

New ‘Very Cavallari’ episode reveals more things you don’t want to know about Jay Cutler

Here’s something you may not know about Jay Cutler: When he was playing for the Bears and living in suburban Vernon Hills, his sister did his laundry for him. Something else to keep in mind: A few months after he and Kristin Cavallari started dating in 2010, he watched her get a colonic — and then.

‘Crashing’ canceled after three seasons at HBO

HBO has canceled the comedy series “Crashing” after three seasons, Variety has confirmed. The Season 3 finale set to air this Sunday will now serve as the series finale. Series executive producer and director Judd Apatow made the announcement during a recent appearance on “Conan,” which can be.

Actor Jan Michael Vincent, known for ‘Airwolf,’ has died

Actor Jan Michael Vincent, known for starring in the television series “Airwolf,” has died. He was 73. A death certificate shows that Vincent died of cardiac arrest on Feb. 10, 2019, in an Asheville, North Carolina, hospital. The certificate signed by a doctor says he died of natural causes and.

Whoopi Goldberg says she nearly died from pneumonia

Whoopi Goldberg says she nearly died of pneumonia. Appearing Friday in a video that aired on ABC’s “The View,” Goldberg told the audience she had pneumonia in both lungs. Goldberg said: “I came very, very close to, ah, leaving the Earth.” She appeared in good condition but said she is still not.

‘Simpsons’ producers pull iconic Michael Jackson episode

The producers of “The Simpsons” are removing a classic episode that featured the voice of Michael Jackson. Executive producer James L. Brooks told The Wall Street Journal on Thursday “it feels clearly the only choice to make.” He said fellow executive producers Matt Groening and Al Jean are “of.

Father of one of R. Kelly’s girlfriends: He needs to ‘rot in jail’

In a new TV interview, the parents of one of R. Kelly’s girlfriends denied their daughter’s claims that they are trying to extort money from the R&B superstar. “Let me make sure I’m clear. I’ve never received any funds from R. Kelly. I’ve never asked for any monies from R. Kelly. Only thing I’ve.

Late-night comics comment on Manafort’s ‘shockingly lenient’ sentence

Moments after his late show kicked off Thursday, Jimmy Kimmel rushed to talk over his raucous studio audience. There were so many topics he was eager to get to, he said, chief among them: Paul Manafort’s sentencing. On Thursday, Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, was sentenced.

WGN’s Joe Donlon on learning Chicago pronunciations and rooting for the Cubs — and Sox

Joe Donlon, who co-anchors four evening newscasts on WGN-Ch. 9, and those who know him chatted with the Tribune about Donlon’s first year at the station. How he learned Chicago suburbs WGN meteorologist “Tom Skilling was actually a huge help for me because one thing I knew coming in was that I.

‘Shameless’ team talks Emmy Rossum’s exit: ‘It’ll be pretty crazy’

After eight years of holding the Gallagher family together, Emmy Rossum announced in August she was leaving “Shameless.” Her final episode, the Season 9 finale, airs on Mar. 10, and at the Emmys FYC red carpet for “Shameless,” series star Jeremy Allen White said he’s unsure how the family will.

R. Kelly says he can’t pay child support because ex-wife is ‘destroying my name’

Music superstar R. Kelly again got emotional in a new TV interview as he claimed his ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, has made it difficult for him to pay child support. Kelly was jailed Wednesday after failing to pay his ex-wife more than $161,000 in back child support. “How can I pay child support? How.

Late Chicago hit man the subject of new episode of ‘I Lived with a Killer’

A Chicago-area woman discusses what it’s like having a Chicago Outfit hit man for a stepfather on a new episode of the Reelz channel series “I Lived with a Killer.” Harry “The Hook” Aleman, described as “one of the most feared enforcers in organized crime,” is alleged to have committed or participated.

‘This is a Renaissance painting’: A photo sums up Gayle King’s explosive R. Kelly interview

When “CBS This Morning” host Gayle King sat down with R. Kelly, a musician who was arrested last month after being accused of sexually abusing several women, viewers probably expected some contentious moments. But one moment in particular left viewers in shock – and in awe of King’s composure. .

Stephen Colbert trolls Trump in the latest of the ‘Game of Thrones’ meme war

If you’re here for more trailers of HBO’s most popular show, we’re sorry. This is about “Shame of Thrones.” We’re not totally sure whether President Donald Trump is a big fan of the other show, but we do know that he used its “winter is coming” tagline to announce the reimposition of penalties.

‘The Bachelor: Women Tell All’ was basically a ‘Bachelorette’ audition

Still reeling from Monday night’s much-anticipated “Bachelor” fence jump? You’re not alone! If you missed it, Colton took off for the fence after being brutally rejected by Cassie, the contestant he decided was “the one.” The episode ended on a “TO BE CONTINUED” screen, so the big question going.

Corey Feldman defends Michael Jackson after watching ‘Leaving Neverland’

Former child star Corey Feldman came to Michael Jackson’s defense on Monday after the polarizing HBO docuseries “Leaving Neverland” accused the late King of Pop of sexual abuse. “The Goonies” and “Gremlins” actor, an outspoken survivor of childhood sexual abuse in Hollywood, said he watched the.

‘Brownface’ parody of ‘Roma’ star Yalitza Aparicio ignites backlash for Mexican network

Yeka Rosales, a TV personality for the Mexican multimedia network Televisa, faced backlash Monday after wearing “brownface” and an artificial nose to parody “Roma” star and indigenous Oaxacan actress Yalitza Aparicio. On Rosales’ social media, the TV personality posted videos and photos of herself.

How 2 Chicago natives will spend their prize from the ‘Jeopardy’ all-stars tournament

They didn’t win the “Jeopardy All-Star Games,” but Chicagoan Colby Burnett and his teammates earned $100,000 for placing third in the tournament. “I was glad to struggle with two good friends, make new ones, and rekindle that feeling of competition and success. We needed a lot of luck and grit.

‘I’m not Lucifer’: R. Kelly denies sex abuse charges in new TV interview

Embattled R&B singer R. Kelly angrily denied accusations that he has had sex with underage girls and holds women against their will in his first TV interview since being charged with sexual abuse last month. “I didn’t do this stuff! This is not me! I’m fighting for my (expletive) life!” Kelly told.

Tamron Hall gets a new talk show, announces baby news

Tamron Hall is having a baby and getting her own talk show. The former NBC “Today” show anchor and host tweeted Monday that she’s pregnant. She wrote that she was “in a safe place at 32 weeks” to share her joy. Hall writes that she and husband Steven “are beyond excited.” Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer.

The first full trailer for ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 just dropped, and we have some questions

It’s been a minute since we visited Westeros, but we’ll all be riding our dragons back to the Seven Kingdoms on April 14, when the HBO show returns for its final season. The first full-length trailer dropped today – following an ominous (and revealing?) teaser in January – and it might have even.

How hard is it to leap over a fence like ‘Bachelor’ Colton Underwood? Two journalists give it their best shot

For months now, millions of brave Americans who watch ABC’s “The Bachelor” have been tantalized every week by a promotional teaser in which Colton Underwood, this season’s virginal bachelor, hurls himself over a gate under cover of darkness. It’s an apparent bid to escape the show and his romantic.


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