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Caroline Kennedy Brings Pictures of Childhood in JFK White House to 'Late Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 4th 2011 4:20AM
Caroline Kennedy, 'Late Show with David Letterman'It was show-and-tell on 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS) as Caroline Kennedy brought along some photographs from her time in the White House. There's a parallel to what's going on currently in the White House, as both John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama had small children with them during their presidency.

One picture showed Caroline and her little brother John dancing while Kennedy worked at his desk, while another revealed that underneath dad's desk in the Oval Office is a great place to play.

In fact, a later picture showed Obama crouched down and looking under the front of the desk while Caroline walked behind it. "He's trying to get under the desk because I told him that was a really fun place to play."

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Erykah Badu Gets Naked in Her New Video (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Mar 31st 2010 9:51PM
Erykah Badu Gets Naked in Her New VideoGrammy Award-winning singer Erykah Badu has always been considered somewhat eccentric. But her latest music video for her song 'Window Seat' -- in which she removes all of her clothes -- has created a firestorm of controversy. 'Inside Edition' (weekdays, syndicated) has the scoop.

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Is 'The Kennedys' Miniseries a 'Political Character Assassination'?

by Gary Susman, posted Feb 17th 2010 3:53PM
Coming soon from two of the makers of '24': Another tale of a president whose scandalous, secretive behavior jeopardized America's national security. Only this time, the president is John F. Kennedy, and the project is 'The Kennedys,' an eight-hour docudrama miniseries due in 2011 on the History Channel.

Not a frame has been shot yet, but one documentarian and several JFK historians who claim to have seen the script say 'The Kennedys' as written is full of smears, distortions, and an emphasis on the 35th president's lurid sex life at the expense of his historical achievements. They've formed an ad hoc group, StopKennedySmears.com, and have launched an online petition drive threatening a boycott of the channel if the miniseries airs with the script's alleged falsehoods intact.

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The Kennedys coming to History Channel as miniseries

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 14th 2009 10:09AM
Kennedys_color_JFK_RFKThere's little question that the saga of the Kennedy family makes great TV. Whether it's a documentary or a docudrama or a TV movie, the story of one of America's most family political families is always compelling. Now The Kennedys will be a miniseries on History Channel. 24's Joel Surnow is behind the ambitious production which is earmarked for spring 2011. Two--time Emmy winning director Jon Cassar, who won for 24, will direct.

This will be the first time History Channel has delved in scripted drama, but by choosing a topic like the Kennedys, they're appealing to their viewership. In the story, the History exec noted, "The Kennedy family, from every angle, has always fascinated our viewers.

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Review: Mad Men - Shut the Door, Have a Seat (season finale)

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 9th 2009 12:01AM
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It's a cold Friday, December 13, 1963. The President's been killed and the world as Don Draper knows it has pretty much fallen apart. For most of the season, the ground has been shifting under Don's feet and he's be holding on, trying to right himself and his life. He's tried with Betty. He's tried for Sally and Bobby and Gene -- at least as much as Don is able to try.

With Conrad Hilton he's never been on a level playing field, and from the moment he was forced to sign the contract, Sterling Cooper has not been his domain as it had been. With this episode, this season finale, all was changed and, perhaps, all has been righted. More after the jump.

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Review: Mad Men - The Grown-Ups

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 2nd 2009 12:52AM
Mad Men: The Grown-Ups
(S03E12) "The whole country's drinking." - Pete, to Trudy

When Joel talked to Mad Men creator and writer Matthew Weiner last month, he wouldn't say when or how the show would deal with the assassination of John F. Kennedy. We all knew it was coming, since last week's episode was set on Halloween, but I actually thought it would happen in the season finale. But they addressed it tonight.

They say November 22, 1963 is the day America changed, and I would say that the lives of the people in and around Sterling Cooper changed too, in various ways and for various reasons.

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Mad Men: My Old Kentucky Home

by Allison Waldman, posted Aug 31st 2009 1:18AM
Joan_AMC_Mad_Men(S03E03) It might be a Saturday, but there was work to be done at Sterling Cooper. At the Draper house, Gene was discovering that Sally could be both an ally and an adversary, and is certainly an interesting child. Was Betty like Sally as a child, you have to wonder? Meanwhile, Roger and Jane hosted a garden party on derby day which was a reason for some of the staff to rub elbows.

But not all. Peggy, Smitty and Paul were stuck working on Bacardi at the office, but that wasn't a reason not to party. Peggy's new secretary, Olive, seems to want to be a surrogate mother to Peggy. She worries over her, much to Peggy's surprise. More on that later.

Jane was a source of irritation for Joan when she appeared at the office, and if looks could kill, Joan had her slayed. You could just tell it was one of those, "It could have been me moments" for Joan.

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Ted Kennedy enjoyed Bond and Bauer

by Allison Waldman, posted Aug 27th 2009 11:36AM
Ted_Kennedy_US_senatorUnlike his three older brothers who all died suddenly – and tragically – the late Massachusetts senator Edward M. Kennedy knew that his final days were upon him. In the time he had left, Teddy, as he was known by friends and family, took the time to enjoy his life. That included still getting out on his boat to sail despite being wheelchair bound, as well as viewing all the James Bond movies, as well as 24 action hero Jack Bauer.

What's really fascinating about the latter two facts is that Kennedy was clearly entertained by both Bond and Bauer, men of action who didn't – and don't follow the rules. Bond, for instance, is in the service of her majesty's secret service, but he's a spy with a license to kill.

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Oliver Stone bringing the Secret History of America to Showtime

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 19th 2009 7:02PM
Oliver StoneRather than dramatize the kinds of conspiracy theories that led to his film JFK being one of the most controversial releases of its time, Oliver Stone's latest project is a documentary series. The ten-part Secret History of America will cover the last 60 years of America, and is said to cover the dramatically "under-reported" events of that era that shaped this country.

It also promises to include "newly discovered facts" from the Kennedy administration, the Vietnam War and how America achieved its current global role post-Cold War. In other words, it'll be full of controversial ideas that will upset a lot of people. Sounds like Oliver Stone alright. I'm sure Michael Moore will be paying attention to see how successful this is.

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Movies on TV: Dec. 21-27

by Andrew Scott, posted Dec 21st 2008 6:00AM
'JFK'
Sun., Dec. 21, 4PM on AMC


New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner) wraps an assassination-conspiracy theory around characters high and low.

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'The Princess Bride'

Mon., Dec. 22, 8PM on Bravo

A storybook stableboy turns pirate (Cary Elwes) and rescues his beloved (Robin Wright), who is about to marry a dreadful prince.

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Swingtown: Take it to the Limit (season finale)

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 6th 2008 11:01AM
swing(S01E13) The summer's officially over on Swingtown, marked by Tom's Labor Day clambake at the shore, which turned out to also be a key party.

Now that the first season of the show has come to an end, it's clear that while they explored hot topics like open marriage, wife-swapping and group sex, the essence of the show was not titillation or a guide page by page through The Joys of Sex. Swingtown was about the characters, three families and the changing times in 1976.

Questions, questions. Will Tom and Trina keep the baby? The Deckers are the open marriage couple and they've enjoyed the freedom to swing. But how amazing is it that they are the marriage that's in synch! They actually talk things out and share what they're thinking. You can't say that about the Thompsons and Millers.

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JFK miniseries throws out conspiracy theories

by Adam Finley, posted Jun 7th 2007 2:03PM

john f. kennedyWhen I heard that HBO was close to finalizing a deal for a miniseries based on the John F. Kennedy assassination, I thought, 'oh great, another conspiratorial tale about JFK.'

As it turns out, the miniseries will be based on Vincent Bugliosi's hefty book, Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which concludes that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

The miniseries, which will be produced by Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton and Gary Goetzman, will follow Oswald throughout his life and to his infamous end at the hand of Jack Ruby after he himself kills Kennedy.

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The Daily Show: June 5, 2006

by Annie Wu, posted Jun 6th 2006 3:12PM
The Daily ShowJon Stewart finally returned with a new episode after a two-week hiatus. He and the audience sounded extremely excited to be back. He noted that he was completely revitalized after having all the blood in his body transfused, just like Keith Richards. He also brought up the news that Canada recently broke up a terrorist plot. "Congratulations on becoming a terrorist target!" Jon said to Canada. "Lot of us didn't think you had it in ya."

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