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POSTED: Monday, August 18, 2014, 11:52 AM
Chris Parnell as Benedict Arnold (Comedy Central)

"Drunk History" is a low concept show that should not work nearly as well as it does. Inebriated commenters tell tales of American history while famous faces reenact the scenarios in all of their slurry glory.

In each episode, host Derek Waters goes to a different city and asks bar patrons about their hometowns. In January, Waters traveled to Philly and filmed at McGllin's Old Ale House (1310 Drury St.) and Geno's Steaks (1219 S. 9th St.) for the episode. Tomorrow, we'll get to see our drunk selves up on screen when the show airs at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central. 

POSTED: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 12:23 PM
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In the 50-second trailer, Beyoncé stands on a stage in a glittering sequined gown and serenades Jay Z as he puffs away at a cigar. (via YouTube)

Beyoncé covered a seductive rendition of Sonny and Cher’s “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” for hubby Jay Z in a trailer for the duo’s “On The Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z” concert special airing on HBO.

In the 50-second trailer, Beyoncé stands on a stage in a glittering sequined gown and serenades Jay Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, as he puffs away at a cigar.

The special will feature highlights from Jay and Bey’s final show in Paris, France and airs on Sept. 20.

POSTED: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 1:49 PM
"The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story" (YouTube)

If you were looking forward to the “Saved by the Bell” movie, you might want to re-think that thought.

Lifetime has released the trailer but it doesn’t quite seem right.

The premise appears to be about the making of the show and how the actors are dealing with fame.

POSTED: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 7:41 AM
Filed Under: Television
Actor Michael Jace, who is charged with murder in the shooting death of his wife at their Los Angeles home in May, enters Los Angeles Superior courtroom to enter a not guilty plea after waiving his rights to a preliminary hearing during a court proceeding in Los Angeles Superior Court on August 15, 2014. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Actor Michael Jace has pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder in the shooting death of his wife.

"The Shield" star waived his right to a preliminary hearing earlier this month after his attorneys accepted there was enough evidence to go to trial.

In court on Friday, he pleaded not guilty to charges he shot April Jace, 40, dead during an altercation at the couple's Hyde Park, Los Angeles home in May.

POSTED: Friday, August 15, 2014, 1:39 PM
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 27: Ann Compton attends the PEOPLE/TIME Party on the eve of the White House Correspondents' Dinner on April 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for People)

Aug 15 ( - Ann Compton, who has covered six presidents for ABC News, is retiring after four decades with the network. 

Compton, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, has had a career that included being the sold broadcast reporter to remain with President George W. Bush on Air Force One when he was unable to return to Washington after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Weeks after President Nixon's resignation 40 years ago, she became the first woman to cover the White House full-time for a TV network. 

POSTED: Friday, August 15, 2014, 10:26 AM
Sam Heughan as Jamie rescues Claire (Caitriona Balfe), who finds herself adrift in an alien land in "Outlander," premiering Saturday on Starz. (McClatchy-Tribune)

Aug 15 ( - After a strong start for the network, Starz has ordered a second season of its time-travel period romance “Outlander.” The second season will be based on “Dragonfly in Amber,” the second in Diana Gabaldon‘s bestselling eight-book series. The network has indicated Season 2 will run “at least” 13 episodes. 

The series premiered on Aug. 9 at 9/8c, setting multiplatform records, according to the network, and surpassing 5 million viewers. Additionally, it had a much more balanced gender divide among viewers than many anticipated. The premiere also enjoyed a strong social media presence, ranking number one in Nielsen's Twitter ratings for its premiere day.

“The overwhelming support ‘Outlander’ has received from the fans, viewers and critics made the decision for us to go ahead with the second book a very easy one,” said Starz CEO Chris Albrecht in a statement. “Diana Gabaldon has given us years of great drama … We look forward to continue this spell-binding journey with Claire, Jamie, Frank, Brianna, Roger and everybody over the centuries.” 

POSTED: Friday, August 15, 2014, 10:15 AM

Traffic reporter Kacie McDonnell announced on today's "Good Day Philadelphia" that it is her last day at Fox 29.

In her announcement, McDonnell said she'll be working for a TV station in Kansas City.

The popular traffic reporter has decided to move closer to her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Aaron Murray (Murray's brother recently won the heart of Andi Dorfman on "The Bachelorette"). Their relationship became public last year.

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POSTED: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 12:58 PM

Sure, Reading native Taylor Swift may have revealed that she'll be performing at this year's VMAs in between skits on last night's Tonight Show. But she also fulfilled the role of a lifetime: that of 13-year Natalie Benson, an awkward, budding teen girl, and the role Swift, 24, was meant to play.

Swift joined host Jimmy Fallon last night for the Tonight Show's "Ew!" skit decked out in full geeky regalia. Complete with "Pegacorn" (yes, that's a cross between a Pegasus and unicorn) in hand, Swift's character let us know a few things about herself while on the mock talk show: 

  • Her mom has not let her watch TV "since Miley Cyrus tweaked."
  • She likes to spend her time "building popsicle-stick castles by myself, sometimes."
  • She is not OK with breaking up.
  • Conversely, she is not OK with getting back together. Never, ever,ever, ever. 

The real Taylor Swift, meanwhile, confirmed that she'll play MTV's VMA ceremony on August 24, and also managed to show off a nasty glue gun scar—hey, why not?—during her interview with Fallon. Because, you know, she's just like us—except for the Pegacorns.

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