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The Billboard Music Awards are tuning up for the spring. The 2021 edition of the annual ceremony will take place May 23, organizers announced Monday. Organizers have not said who will host or perform at the show, and nominees haven’t been announced. A venue for the show has also not been unveiled. In a tweet Monday, the Billboard Music Awards said the ceremony will air live on NBC that day, ...

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WGN America, the Chicago-based cable network, is expanding its prime-time news programming and rebranding as NewsNation beginning March 1. The decision, announced Monday by Dallas-based owner Nexstar Media Group, cuts ties to the network’s local TV roots, going all in on a cable news offering that has yet to catch on with viewers. “Rebranding WGN America as NewsNation underscores the network’s ...

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PASADENA, Calif. -- Actor Alan Tudyk literally rode to fame on a horse. He was 11. Given the assignment in speech class to recite a tall tale, Tudyk says he came up with a story about a grizzled old-timer. “I come from Texas, so I guess this was part of it,” he says. “I wrote a tall tale that didn't exist. I think maybe that's what we had to do. And I told it in character like an old prospector: ...

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Election night 1988 had lasted almost ‘til sunrise. Now it was almost midnight on the night after – and Larry King was about to have his greatest, or at least most astonishing, on-air moment. It was a feat of multi-tasking that you’ll never get to see in any of his highlights videos. Because he was on radio. And I was on with him. Stay tuned. King had finished his CNN gig at 10 p.m. and was at ...

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Mike Rowe will forever be known as that dude who elevated blue-collar work on his hit Discovery show, "Dirty Jobs," from 2005 to 2012. He inspected sewers, inseminated cows, chipped concrete and tested a shark suit. The 58-year-old TV host is now juggling multiple less sweaty gigs, including a heartwarming Facebook show "Returning the Favor," a storytelling podcast "The Way I Heard It" and his ...

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I became a Larry King fan late — to have become one early I would have needed to listen to him from the cradle — and even in his CNN salad days, when "Larry King Live!" aired nightly over a quarter century, from 1985 to 2010, my attention was usually elsewhere. (I have had cause to watch the old shows since; they comprise an Alexandrian library of cultural history.) My first sense of the host, ...