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Viceland Fall Slate Features Three New Series, Return Of ‘Cyberwar,’ ‘Bong Appétit’ & More

Viceland is looking ahead to fall, when it will premiere three new series and roll out new seasons of four more. The youth lifestyle and entertainment network from Vice Media and A+E Networks will introduce skate-documentary series Epicly Later’d, hosted by filmmaker-photographer Patrick O’Dell; The Trixie & Katya Show, a chat show starring Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova from RuPaul's Drag Race; and Most Expensivist, a docuseries about the culture of excess hosted… Read

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Ties Season Ratings High, Boosts ‘Hollywood Game Night’, ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Slips

As curiosity over the pre-launch controversy wore off, ABC's Bachelor in Paradise drew 3.9 million total viewers and a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating in its Tuesday airing, dropping 23% in viewers and 31% in the demo from its Monday season premiere. But it provided an original lead-in for struggling freshman drama Somewhere Between (1.7 million, 0.4), whose numbers spiked 18% and 33%. NBC’s America's Got Talent (13.2 million, 2.8) kicked off its live shows in style, ticking up a… Read

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Gordon Ramsay Discusses Process Of Identifying And Elevating Young Talent On ‘MasterChef Junior’

If you’ve ever caught an episode of such reality cooking competition series as Hotel Hell or Hell’s Kitchen, you are met with an unrelenting and often unforgiving Gordon Ramsay, celebrity chef and television personality extraordinaire. Undoubtedly, Ramsay makes a strong impression—surface observation reveals a man of fiery intensity who demands the chefs under his supervision rise to the standards of the five-star restaurant. Stopping at this understanding of Ramsay… Read

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PHOTOS: Gordon Ramsay Hosts Exquisite “For Your Children” Event In Support Of ‘MasterChef Junior’

For those who think celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay takes himself too seriously, you might want to take a closer look. On August 14, the ‘MasterChef Junior’ host put on a superb FYC (“For Your Children”) event at West Hollywood’s hot spot bistro, Au Fudge, celebrating five successful seasons of the kindhearted reality-competition program, as well as Ramsay’s first-ever Emmy nomination for the series. Put on for guild members and their children, Ramsay’s event began with a… Read

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Emmy Nominations Grow But “Still So Much Work To Be Done,” Host Says

RuPaul Charles

Last year, RuPaul Charles scooped his first Emmy as host of RuPaul's Drag Race. While that win was the first Emmy recognition for either Charles or the show, this year, their ninth season boasts a grand total of eight nominations. Charles is again nominated for host, while the show is up for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, and its makeup, hairstyling, costumes, picture editing and casting also merited noms. So why the sudden Emmys bonanza? Possibly, a Season 9… Read

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‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Ratings Inch Up To Premiere High Following Controversy

Bachelor In Paradise

Proving the Hollywood adage that any publicity is good publicity, ABC's Bachelor in Paradise, whose production temporarily was shut down for an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct, opened its delayed third season last night with 5 million total viewers and a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. That is up a notch from last year's premiere (4.6 million, 1.4) to mark the reality series' highest-rated season debut in the demo and second-most-watched behind the August… Read

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‘Top Chef’ Trial: Boston Teamsters Acquitted In Extortion Case

UPDATED with statement from U.S. Attorney: After deliberating for more than 19 hours, a jury has acquitted all four Boston Teamsters who were accused of attempting to extort driving jobs from the producers of Top Chef three years ago. The not-guilty verdicts come a day after the jury forewoman sent a note to U.S. District Court Judge Douglas Woodlock that one of the jurors "is assuming guilt over innocence" and that the jurors "are not sure how to proceed from here." The… Read

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‘Born This Way’ EP Jonathan Murray Discusses Reality TV Journey & Focus On “The Ability Within The Disability”

Winning the Emmy last year for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, Born This Way represents the very best of what’s possible in reality television today. From Jonathan Murray of Bunim/Murray Productions—a reality TV pioneer who started out with 1992’s landmark series The Real WorldBorn This Way examines the lives of young adults born with Down syndrome, and their fight to live their lives on their own terms. Like The Real World, Murray’s latest reality series… Read

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Donald Trump Says His North Korea Threat “Wasn’t Tough Enough” In Presser From New Jersey White House

Donald Trump

"Maybe it wasn't tough enough,” President Donald Trump said this afternoon about his widely deconstructed “fire and fury” message to to North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un. Taking to the steps of his New Jersey golf club for a rare mini-presser, Trump chest thumped, “They've been doing this to our country for a long time, for many years, and it’s about time that  somebody stuck up for the people of this country and for the people of other countries.” “If anything maybe that… Read

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‘Top Chef’ Teamsters Trial: Jury To Resume Deliberations Friday

UPDATE The jury has finished its deliberations for the day without reaching a verdict and will resume Friday morning. UPDATED with details and background: Closing arguments were heard today in the trial of four Boston Teamsters accused of attempting to extort driving jobs from the producers of Top Chef three years ago. The case has gone to the jury. Before a packed courtroom, federal prosecutor Kristina Barclay told the jury that the evidence presented at trial proves… Read

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‘Top Chef’ Teamsters Trial: Padma Lakshmi Says She Was “Terrified”: “I Thought He Might Hit Me”

UPDATED with other people’s testimony below: Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi took the witness stand today for the first time in trial of four Boston Teamsters accused of trying to extort the show for driving jobs during a location shoot three years ago. She testified that she was "terrified" and "felt threatened" as she attempted to cross a picket line for filming of the show in the Boston suburb of Milton. Lakshmi said she had been driven in a minivan to the Steel & Rye… Read

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Tarek & Christina El Moussa Set ‘Chi-Town Flip’; Ex-Couple Not Onscreen

Flip or Flop stars and ex-couple Tarek and Christina El Moussa unveil Chi-Town Flip Sunday afternoon, their latest HGTV project. But they won’t be onscreen. “Super excited that our first HGTV pilot as Executive Producers is airing!,” Tarek El Moussa said in an Instagram post. “We aren’t on camera this time…we are behind the camera which is super exciting!!” Despite their domestic split last year, the tabloid darlings have continued their working relationship. In April… Read