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‘Nashville’ lathers up – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

‘Nashville‘ lathers upPittsburgh Post GazettePASADENA, Calif. — Returning from its Olympics-imposed break this week, ABC’s “Nashville” (10 p.m. Wednesday, WTAE) lays one of its original characters to rest. In the last new episode, it appeared that Teddy (Eric Close) was letting Rayna’s dad …TV Characters That Need to DieTV Guide all 2 news articles …read […]

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‘Sherlock’ returns to life for third PBS season – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. – Fans of Benedict Cumberbatch’s depiction of Sherlock Holmes needn’t worry that the very busy actor is getting tired of the role. “I’m going to keep going on with it,” Cumberbatch told writers while discussing the third season of Sherlock at …‘Sherlock’ Creators Aren’t Ruling Out A Movie, But Don’t Get Your […]

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A happier ‘Idol’ hopes chemistry pays off in Season 13 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. – Whatever else changes on American Idol for Season 13, the judges are starting out in better spirits. The new but familiar panel — Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. — told writers at the Television Critics Association winter …New ‘Idol’ highlights harmony among judges to freshen US Fox showReutersNews: […]

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Miniseries details Bond author’s own spy story – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. – James Bond’s creator had first-hand knowledge of spy work. Fleming, the creator of the iconic secret agent, immersed himself in espionage as a British Naval Intelligence officer during World War II, a story told in BBC America’s Fleming: …‘Fleming’ Director on the ‘Quite Misogynistic’ 007 Creator and His ‘S&M’ MarriageTheWrap all […]

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AMC sets return of ‘Mad Men,’ Better Call Saul’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif.–Mad Men will return for the first of its two final seven-episode seasons on April 13, and Better Call Saul, a Breaking Bad spinoff focused on the smarmy lawyer played by Bob Odenkirk, arrives in November, AMC announced Saturday.AMC Reveals Mad Men’s Final Season Premiere Date, Teases Better Call Saul’s …E! OnlineBreaking Bad […]

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After decades of waiting, ‘Normal Heart’ beats on TV – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif —Thanks to HBO and Ryan Murphy, The Normal Heart is finally coming to the screen. Anyone who’s ever heard of Larry Kramer’s landmark play about the AIDS crisis probably knows what a long haul that journey has been. A film adaptation …Matt Bomer on “The Normal Heart” and Unconditional LoveTheBacklotTCA: Ryan Murphy […]

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‘Girls’ producers take on nudity issue – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChroniclePASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The nudity on HBO’s “Girls” has raised eyebrows. A question about it raised the ire of the show’s producers. At a session Thursday with the Television Critics Association to promote the comedy’s new season, a reporter asked Lena …Lena Dunham tackles diversity and sexism in Girls on heated panel […]

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‘Girls’ tiptoes around Twitter – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. — As HBO’s buzzy Girls returns for a third season Sunday (10 p.m. ET/PT), its creator/star/writer/director Lena Dunham — a big user of social media — says she can’t help but listen to fans’ reactions to the comedy about four friends often …‘Girls’ Cast Clashes With Reporter, Considers ‘Golden Girls’ ComparisonsHollywood Reporter‘Girls’ […]

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Heisman winner Jameis Winston rallies Florida State to title – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. — Most of the season, college football watched in amazement as Florida State’s Jameis Winston put together what looked like perhaps the greatest season a freshman quarterback ever had. What he needed, perhaps, to confirm that was a …FSU and BCS spells victoryESPNFlorida State defeats Auburn to win BCS championshipNFL.comLed by Winston, […]

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Florida State tops Auburn for BCS Championship on late TD – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. — The Bowl Championship Series is dead. And the Southeastern Conference’s stranglehold on college football’s national championship has been snuffed. Top-ranked Florida State of the Atlantic Coast Conference completed a perfect …BCS National Championship: Florida State beats Auburn on Jameis Winston’s …New York Daily NewsFSU clinches BCS crown with 2-yard TD pass, […]

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Mark Dantonio, Mich. St. president expected Rose Bowl – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. – Before every football game this season, Michigan State president Lou Anna Simon would exchange text messages with Spartans coach Mark Dantonio and offer encouragement to the team. After the Spartans’ final game this season – a …Michigan St beats Stanford 24-20 in Rose BowlKansas City StarSpartans overheard from the Rose Bowl: […]

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Michigan St beats Stanford 24-20 in Rose Bowl – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comPASADENA, Calif. — On a confetti-covered stage atop a hallowed field, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio managed to sum up a quarter-century of frustration, a stellar season and a tenacious bowl victory in one word. “Completion,” he said. With a 24-20 …College Football Bowl Game CapsulesChicago TribuneMichigan State ticker: Rose Bowl win even gets Mark […]

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Brennan: Dantonio sends message, Spartans still Rosy – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. – Not many big-time college football coaches these days are willing to make the decision Mark Dantonio made Christmas night. He suspended a superstar, the face of his program, right before his school’s first Rose Bowl appearance in 26 …Michigan State wins 100th Rose Bowl Game in old-school fashionCNNAfter Pageantry, Tough Stop […]

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Michigan State holds off Stanford 24-20 in Rose Bowl – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. — Stanford built a championship season on wearing teams down with its punishing ground attack and winning close games. But in its most important game, the roles were reversed as Michigan State came back from a 10-0 first-quarter …Michigan State Quarterback Gets Better of Stanford, on BalanceNew York TimesRose Bowl: Michigan State […]

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Michigan State Quarterback Gets Better of Stanford, on Balance – New York Times

New York TimesPASADENA, Calif. — Sometimes, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook looked like a Heisman Trophy candidate. Sometimes, he looked lost. Sometimes, he looked like a sophomore at the end of an uneven season, one that concluded at the Rose Bowl …Stanford loses Rose Bowl 24-20 to Michigan StWashington PostNo. 4 MICHIGAN ST. 24, No. […]

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Cook’s Successes Outweigh Miscues to Lift Spartans Over Cardinal – New York Times

New York TimesPASADENA, Calif. — Sometimes, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook looked like a Heisman Trophy candidate. Sometimes, he looked lost. Sometimes, he looked like a sophomore at the end of an uneven season, one that concluded at the Rose Bowl …Michigan State holds off Stanford 24-20 in Rose BowlUSA TODAYRose Bowl: Michigan State rallies […]