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Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain dies

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/08/18, 10:25 am

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain died Friday of an apparent suicide. Fellow chef Eric Ripert found Bourdain in his hotel room in Strasbourg, France, where he was filming an episode for his CNN television program, Parts Unknown. CNN confirmed the news but offered no details. “His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller,” the network said in a statement.

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ABC cancels Roseanne over racist tweet

by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/29/18, 02:44 pm

The ABC television network has canceled the hit reboot of the sitcom Roseanne after its star tweeted a racist comment about a former Obama administration staffer. Actress Roseanne Barr issued an apology for suggesting former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett came from a union between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Planet of the Apes. Jarrett was born in Iran and is African-American.

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From girls to grown-ups

Television | Masterpiece’s reboot of Little Women adds depth to familiar characters
by Megan Basham
Posted 5/24/18, 02:39 pm

It’s hard to complain about PBS Masterpiece’s gorgeously staged version of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved coming-of-age tale, Little Women. In these days of emoji communication, watching the March sisters giggle over paper chains and share dreams while curling each other’s hair is like visual comfort food.  

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