Kingsport Times News Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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TV Review: NBC's 'Peter Pan' falls sadly flat

TV Review: NBC's 'Peter Pan' falls sadly flat

December 5th, 2014 9:16 am by MARK KENNEDY, AP Drama Writer

NBC's live telling of J.M. Barrie's classic tale Thursday was an oddly ponderous, disconnected, disjointed and jerky mess. If it had been a Broadway show, it would have gotten the hook (pun intended).

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Grammy Awards: Beyonce, Coldplay and Sam Smith should get nods

Grammy Awards: Beyonce, Coldplay and Sam Smith should get nods

December 4th, 2014 9:26 am by By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

For commercial popular music, the Grammys are a kind of break, a celebration of melodic and lyrical sunshine that serves as a time stamp, embedded in memories for the decades to come.

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Even viewers 55 and older abandoning TV in favor of phone, computer

Even viewers 55 and older abandoning TV in favor of phone, computer

December 3rd, 2014 1:53 pm by By Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

The shifts in TV viewing are part of an ongoing trend brought on by the proliferation of new streaming websites, apps and devices people now use to watch television programming.

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New lawsuit brings Cosby abuse claims into court

New lawsuit brings Cosby abuse claims into court

December 3rd, 2014 9:21 am by ANTHONY McCARTNEY, AP Entertainment Writer

A lawsuit by a woman who claims Bill Cosby molested her when she was 15 years old has moved allegations of sexual misconduct against the comedian from the court of public opinion into the courthouse.

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Forever young, NBC's 'Peter Pan' is live and aloft

Forever young, NBC's 'Peter Pan' is live and aloft

December 2nd, 2014 5:31 pm by FRAZIER MOORE, Associated Press

NBC is recapturing its youth for a revival of "Peter Pan," broadcast live Thursday and starring Allison Williams ("Girls") as Peter, the cocky young champion of Neverland, and Christopher Walken as the deliciously evil pirate, Captain Hook.

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Review: 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce' marries Bravo to good TV

Review: 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce' marries Bravo to good TV

December 2nd, 2014 9:27 am by By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

This one is smartly acted, crisply written and willing to address all manner of issues — marriage, betrayal, family economics, friendship, even the pitfalls of public domesticity — in gratifyingly complex ways.

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First boyfriend for singing star Susan Boyle at 53

First boyfriend for singing star Susan Boyle at 53

December 1st, 2014 5:57 pm by Associated Press

The magnificent and shy singer Susan Boyle has her first boyfriend at age 53 — a Connecticut doctor she met on her recent U.S. tour who may soon visit her in Scotland.

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No. 1 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' is no turkey at box office

No. 1 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' is no turkey at box office

December 1st, 2014 9:02 am by By Saba Hamedy, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

In its second weekend, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1" topped the box office again, grossing $82.7 million in the U.S. and Canada over the five-day holiday. The Lionsgate film has pulled in $480 million worldwide to date.

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Documentary rediscovers Bing Crosby's triumphs, tragedies

Documentary rediscovers Bing Crosby's triumphs, tragedies

November 29th, 2014 11:27 pm by Associated Press

"It's an unprecedented career in the history of show business," says Robert Trachtenberg, director of "American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered," debuting Tuesday. "He really was the first multimedia star of the 20th century."

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Fans go wild over 88-second 'Star Wars' teaser

Fans go wild over 88-second 'Star Wars' teaser

November 29th, 2014 9:28 am by Associated Press

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a helmetless storm trooper appeared in frame, panicked and sweaty in the middle of vast desert landscape, kicking off the first official look at "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

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