‘Modern Family’ cast shares memories as series finale nears

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The group crying started after the final scene of the last episode of ABC’s “Modern Family” was taped

‘Modern Family’ cast shares memories as series finale nears

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The group crying started after the final scene of the last episode of ABC’s “Modern Family” was taped

Caught in video mashup, Pinsky apologizes for virus comments

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Celebrity doctor Drew Pinsky is apologizing for comments that minimized the coronavirus threat

Caught in video mashup, Pinsky apologizes for virus comments

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Celebrity doctor Drew Pinsky is apologizing for comments that minimized the coronavirus threat

O’Hara says ‘Schitt’s Creek’ went beyond her expectations

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In Moira Rose, Catherine O’Hara has created a character that will arguably go down as one of the best in TV history

O’Hara says ‘Schitt’s Creek’ went beyond her expectations

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In Moira Rose, Catherine O’Hara has created a character that will arguably go down as one of the best in TV history

Beloved ‘Schitt’s Creek’ ending at its peak

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At first, it was hard to like the Rose family of “Schitt’s Creek.”

Beloved ‘Schitt’s Creek’ ending at its peak

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At first, it was hard to like the Rose family of “Schitt’s Creek.”

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton cast surprise 9-year-old on John Krasinski’s YouTube show

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ABC/Paula Lobo(LOS ANGELES) — What’s better than going to a Broadway show? Having the Broadway show come to you.

That’s exactly what happened when John Krasinski reunited the original Hamilton cast on Some Good News, his new YouTube series, much to the delight of a 9-year-old girl named Aubrey.

The Quiet Place director brought Aubrey on his show after she was unable to see the Broadway show — her favorite — on tour due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As the trio joked about how Aubrey watched Krasinski’s wife, Emily Blunt, in Mary Poppins Returns in lieu of the Tony-winning musical, Krasinski revealed that they were sending Aubrey and her mom to New York City to see Hamilton on Broadway when the COVID-19 quarantine is lifted. Though she was thrilled, the surprises didn’t end there.

That’s when Lin-Manuel Miranda himself joined the Zoom video chat. Miranda — who starred alongside Blunt in the Mary Poppins sequel — joked that he could “top that right now.”

After this, the original Hamilton cast began popping up as they sang “Alexander Hamilton,” the hit musical’s opening number. Joining the show’s creator were Daveed Diggs, Jonathan Groff, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Javier Muñoz, Leslie Odom Jr., Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, and Phillipa Soo.

Star power aside, Krasinksi’s homebrew news show also delivered some good news regarding people providing life-saving gear for first responders, and other cheerful tidbits.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton cast surprise 9-year-old on John Krasinski’s YouTube show

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ABC/Paula Lobo(LOS ANGELES) — What’s better than going to a Broadway show? Having the Broadway show come to you.

That’s exactly what happened when John Krasinski reunited the original Hamilton cast on Some Good News, his new YouTube series, much to the delight of a 9-year-old girl named Aubrey.

The Quiet Place director brought Aubrey on his show after she was unable to see the Broadway show — her favorite — on tour due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As the trio joked about how Aubrey watched Krasinski’s wife, Emily Blunt, in Mary Poppins Returns in lieu of the Tony-winning musical, Krasinski revealed that they were sending Aubrey and her mom to New York City to see Hamilton on Broadway when the COVID-19 quarantine is lifted. Though she was thrilled, the surprises didn’t end there.

That’s when Lin-Manuel Miranda himself joined the Zoom video chat. Miranda — who starred alongside Blunt in the Mary Poppins sequel — joked that he could “top that right now.”

After this, the original Hamilton cast began popping up as they sang “Alexander Hamilton,” the hit musical’s opening number. Joining the show’s creator were Daveed Diggs, Jonathan Groff, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Javier Muñoz, Leslie Odom Jr., Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, and Phillipa Soo.

Star power aside, Krasinksi’s homebrew news show also delivered some good news regarding people providing life-saving gear for first responders, and other cheerful tidbits.

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From bongos to bingo: Matthew McConaughey and family play games with senior center residents

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ABC/Nicole Wilder(TEXAS) — Alright, alright, alright! The residents of The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living center in Round Rock, Texas got quite a surprise when their Sunday game of bingo was called by none other than Matthew McConaughey. 

According to local ABC affiliate KVUE-TV, the Oscar winner was asked by the facility to participate back in its Sunday bingo game back in September, and now that the native Texan is at home with his family during the COVID-19 lockdown, he used the video conferencing app Zoom to make it happen. 

Video of the star, along with his mother, Mary, and his wife Camila, and their kids, calling the game — to the delight of the residents — was posted to Facebook. 

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From bongos to bingo: Matthew McConaughey and family play games with senior center residents

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ABC/Nicole Wilder(TEXAS) — Alright, alright, alright! The residents of The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living center in Round Rock, Texas got quite a surprise when their Sunday game of bingo was called by none other than Matthew McConaughey. 

According to local ABC affiliate KVUE-TV, the Oscar winner was asked by the facility to participate back in its Sunday bingo game back in September, and now that the native Texan is at home with his family during the COVID-19 lockdown, he used the video conferencing app Zoom to make it happen. 

Video of the star, along with his mother, Mary, and his wife Camila, and their kids, calling the game — to the delight of the residents — was posted to Facebook. 

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New phone-only Quibi aims for bite of digital entertainment

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Want to see Chance the Rapper prank Hollywood stars

New phone-only Quibi aims for bite of digital entertainment

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Want to see Chance the Rapper prank Hollywood stars

Say hello to ‘Trolls,’ farewell to ‘Modern Family’ this week

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Two beloved television families are bidding adieu to viewers this week

Say hello to ‘Trolls,’ farewell to ‘Modern Family’ this week

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Two beloved television families are bidding adieu to viewers this week

Starz gives the green light to 50 Cent’s ‘Black Mafia Family’

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ABC/Paula Lobo(LOS ANGELES) — 50 Cent is making more “power” moves at Starz. On Monday, the premium cabler announced they had given a series order to the drug trafficking drama Black Mafia Family.

The series, which has been in the works at Starz since 2016, is inspired by the Black Mafia Family — also known as the B.M.F. — a powerful drug trafficking organization that was broken up by the DEA in 2005. The organization had strong ties to hip-hop, and even had its own music and promotion company, BMF Entertainment, which promoted artists such as Young Jeezy.

According to Starz, the upcoming series will follow the real-life story of brothers Demetrius ‘Big Meech’ Flenory and Terry ‘Southwest T’ Flenory, who “rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980s and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in the country.” Black Mafia Family is said to focus on “love, family and capitalism in the pursuit of the American dream.”

“I told you Black Mafia Family was coming and it’s going to be the biggest show on television,” said 50 in a statement. “Meech and Terry are legends and I am excited to bring their story to Starz.” 

Black Mafia Family falls under 50’s overall deal at Starz. A premiere date for the series has yet to be announced.

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Starz gives the green light to 50 Cent’s ‘Black Mafia Family’

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ABC/Paula Lobo(LOS ANGELES) — 50 Cent is making more “power” moves at Starz. On Monday, the premium cabler announced they had given a series order to the drug trafficking drama Black Mafia Family.

The series, which has been in the works at Starz since 2016, is inspired by the Black Mafia Family — also known as the B.M.F. — a powerful drug trafficking organization that was broken up by the DEA in 2005. The organization had strong ties to hip-hop, and even had its own music and promotion company, BMF Entertainment, which promoted artists such as Young Jeezy.

According to Starz, the upcoming series will follow the real-life story of brothers Demetrius ‘Big Meech’ Flenory and Terry ‘Southwest T’ Flenory, who “rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980s and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in the country.” Black Mafia Family is said to focus on “love, family and capitalism in the pursuit of the American dream.”

“I told you Black Mafia Family was coming and it’s going to be the biggest show on television,” said 50 in a statement. “Meech and Terry are legends and I am excited to bring their story to Starz.” 

Black Mafia Family falls under 50’s overall deal at Starz. A premiere date for the series has yet to be announced.

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Sofia Vergara cites "Cuarentena times" as reason why she cut her niece’s hair

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ABC TV(LOS ANGELES) — With most businesses deemed non-essential shutting down to prevent the spread of COVID-19, that also means barbershops and hair salons are currently closed for business until the pandemic relaxes its grip on the nation.

Modern Family star Sofia Vergara revealed on Sunday that she felt her niece’s hair was getting too unruly and, without being able to seek professional intervention, took the matter into her own hands.

“Cuarentena times,” joked Vergara against a slideshow of her taking a pair of scissors to niece Claudia Vergara’s long blonde hair. 

Turns out, the 47-year-old actress was not a fan of the split ends, as indicated in the “before” picture.

A behind-the-scenes video of the impromptu haircut in her Instagram Stories shows Vergara kneeling to make sure she gives her niece the a nice and even trim.

Turns out, Sofia does have a steady hand when it comes to wielding a pair of scissors, to which she proudly showed off in the “after” photo showing Claudia’s neat and uniform ends. 

Turns out Auntie Sofia was so proud of her professional trim, she bragged about it in a subsequent post that featured the caption “Wow, perfect hair.

The Vergaras aren’t the only celebrities to have experimented with their hair during quarantine.  Artists like Pink and Blake Shelton have also opted to give themselves a makeover — albeit more radical than Claudia’s.

Pink admittedly buzzed her hair after a couple of drinks while Shelton allowed girlfriend Gwen Stefani to give him a striped “quarantine mullet.”

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CBS’ ‘All Rise’ to produce coronavirus episode at a distance

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CBS’ courtroom drama series “All Rise” is resuming production with an episode reflecting the coronavirus crisis in the lives of its characters

CBS’ ‘All Rise’ to produce coronavirus episode at a distance

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CBS’ courtroom drama series “All Rise” is resuming production with an episode reflecting the coronavirus crisis in the lives of its characters

Wetmore’s debut “Valentine” is a gripping women’s saga

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Elizabeth Wetmore’s debut novel “Valentine” is no romantic love story

Wetmore’s debut “Valentine” is a gripping women’s saga

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Elizabeth Wetmore’s debut novel “Valentine” is no romantic love story

Honor Blackman, who played Bond’s Pussy Galore, dies at 94

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Honor Blackman, the British actress who played the Bond girl Pussy Galore in “Goldfinger,” has died

Honor Blackman, who played Bond’s Pussy Galore, dies at 94

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Honor Blackman, the British actress who played the Bond girl Pussy Galore in “Goldfinger,” has died

Gaga raises $35M for virus fight, curates all-star TV event

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Lady Gaga and advocacy organization Global Citizen have raised $35 million to fight the coronavirus and will launch a TV special featuring Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Billie Eilish to combat the growing virus

Gaga raises $35M for virus fight, curates all-star TV event

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Lady Gaga and advocacy organization Global Citizen have raised $35 million to fight the coronavirus and will launch a TV special featuring Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Billie Eilish to combat the growing virus

A look at some of the offerings on new mobile platform Quibi

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The new mobile media platform Quibi may specialize in small, bite-sized videos, but its volume is large

A look at some of the offerings on new mobile platform Quibi

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The new mobile media platform Quibi may specialize in small, bite-sized videos, but its volume is large

Jameela Jamil hilariously reveals she hasn’t been wearing pants to any of her Zoom meetings

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ABC Image Group/LA(LOS ANGELES) — Leave it to Jameela Jamil to say it’s okay to not put any pants on now that the world is staying safely at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The Good Place actress cheekily showed off how quarantine life has affected her wardrobe — even when it comes to conducting important interviews and meetings.

“If you think I’m dressing from the waist down for zoom meetings then you must be drunk,” Jamil cracked on her Instagram Sunday while uploading a video as evidence.

The video starts with the comedian being pressed on what she’s up to, to which she calmly explains, “I’m about to talk to Harvard.  Live.  On Livestream.”

When her wardrobe is praised, Jameela, who is wearing an “I [love] New York” tee shirt with a red and black blazer, hops up on her seat to show off that’s all she’s has on — opting to skip the pants and shoes entirely. 

What’s even funnier, besides the fact that the 34-year-old is perfectly made up from the waist up for her very important meeting, the video shows that she also touched up the area that would also be featured in the frame.

However, the space that wouldn’t be seen on camera — such as the front of her laptop — is a disaster, as is the area off to her left.  

As most of the world is asked to work from home, most meetings and classes have been moved to online platforms like Zoom, which hosts multiple people and allows video and audio chat features. 

Thanks to Jameel, however, it just shows that just because a person may look put together and has a clean house on camera, what lies just out of frame might be a completely different story. 

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