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April 24, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
It took more than 30 years for "Midnight's Children," the Booker Prize-winning novel by Salman Rushdie, to be made into a movie. But his patience has paid off. The film, for which he wrote the screenplay, opens Friday in selected theaters. In an appearence Tuesday night on "The Daily Show," Rushdie told host Jon Stewart that he never envisioned when he first wrote the book in 1981 that it would turn into this "big thing. " The novel, which is about two siblings born at the stroke of midnight on Aug. 15, 1947 -- the moment India gained its independence from Britain -- is considered to be one of the top British novels ever written.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Stephen Colbert issued a warning to the American people that they need to be on the lookout -- for Stephen Colbert. The host of "The Colbert Report" was pointing out that the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings were white. "We should be on the lookout for Caucasian males with dark hair and anger issues," quipped Colbert. "I believe we have a computer composite. " Behind Colbert appeared a picture of Colbert. "That is the face of evil," he said. ALSO: 'Hannibal' episode pulled in wake of Boston bombing Boston Marathon bombings not in plans for 'Chicago Fire'   PHOTOS, VIDEOS & MORE: Real places, fake characters: TV's bars and eateries PHOTOS: 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' through the years PHOTOS: Violence in TV shows
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
The Boston Marathon bombing and the resulting heroics of police, firefighters and other emergency workers might seem like a natural jumping-off point for an episode or story on "Chicago Fire," NBC's drama about emergency workers at a fictional Chicago firehouse. But executive producer Dick Wolf said "Chicago Fire" will not tackle the real-life Boston situation, largely because the bombing was a terrorist attack. "The last thing we want to do is exploit a tragedy," Wolf told reporters in Pasadena who had gathered for a media day centered on NBC Universal shows.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Howard Stern is back for another round as a judge on "America's Got Talent. " He's got changes to deal with: namely, two new judges - Mel B of "The Spice Girls" and supermodel Heidi Klum who are stepping in for the departed Sharon Osbourne. The self-proclaimed King of All Media says he's already having a good time with his new teammates. But speaking to reporters at NBC Universal's press day in Pasadena, he declared he had a mission this season. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments "I want to find an international superstar," Stern said as he sat on a panel with his on- and off-screen colleagues.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Chris O'Donnell, star of "NCIS: Los Angeles," a spinoff of "NCIS," said his show could have its own spinoff next fall. Appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," O'Donnell said his show could hatch another series, "NCIS: Red. " The cast of that show recently filmed a few episodes on his show. "It's a great thing," O'Donnell said. "This cast was terrific," he said. "We find out probably next month if they made the schedule and will be there. " The "NCIS" brand is one of CBS' most solid franchises.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"Splash," the celebrity diving competition on ABC, appears to have claimed another injury. Nicole Eggert, the former "Baywatch" actress, was injured after a bad landing from a dive during a taping of the show on Thursday. TMZ first reported the accident, which an ABC rep confirmed with The Times. According to the report, Eggert was pulled from the water after her dive, which involved multiple backflips, and rushed to a nearby hospital. ABC confirmed that Eggert was consulting with a doctor.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
The fourth episode of NBC's serial-killer drama "Hannibal" scheduled to air next week has been pulled because of concerns over violence in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing and other violent incidents. Bryan Fuller, who created the series, asked NBC to pull the episode, which featured guest star Molly Shannon as a woman brainwashing children to kill other kids. The fifth episode of the drama will air in its place. Clips from the fourth episode will appear on the website along with an introduction by Fuller explaining why he felt the content might be too disturbing.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2013 | By Scott Collins
So long, "Dexter" - it's been nice watching you dispatch the bad guys. Showtime confirmed Thursday that the upcoming season of its vigilante serial-killer drama will be the last. The premiere of Season 8 is scheduled for June 30. The series stars Michael C. Hall as the title character, a troubled forensics investigator who goes to elaborate lengths to torture and kill people he thinks deserve it. PHOTOS: Memorable TV series finales The show helped establish Showtime as a serious contender in original programming after years of laboring in the shadows of HBO.  "When it debuted in 2006, 'Dexter' redefined the genre by taking the anti-hero to new heights and pushing the boundaries of the television landscape," Matthew C. Blank, chairman and CEO of Showtime Networks, wrote in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
The NAACP has lashed out at CNN and reporter John King, calling them "reckless and irresponsible" for King's erroneous report that a suspect, described as a "dark-skinned man" had been arrested in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing. The report turned out to be false. "The fact that this information was false is only part of the problem," NAACP President and Chief Executive Benjamin Todd Jealous said in a statement. "Our concern is that CNN used an overly broad, unhelpful and potentially racially inflammatory categorization to describe the potential suspect.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
AMC is putting out the "bad" word about the final episodes of its hit drama "Breaking Bad" with a new companion talk show. "Talking Bad" will be in the tradition of "Talking Dead," the popular live discussion show that follows each installment of "The Walking Dead. " Like that show, "Talking Bad" will be a weekly half-hour show with a host and panel analyzing and dissecting the just-aired episode of "Breaking Bad," along with trivia and audience participation. A host for "Talking Bad" has not yet been announced.
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