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Randy Orton on the hunt for Seth Rollins and WWE gold at ‘Extreme Rules’

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By Scott Fishman With Extreme Rules on the horizon, this week’s edition of WWE Raw set the stage for the event, airing live on WWE Network and Pay-Per-View. In the main event, WWE World Champion Seth Rollins will defend the gold against Randy Orton inside a steel cage. This is a rematch from WrestleMania, which saw the greatest RKO out of nowhere of all time. Stipulations include the RKO, Orton’s exciting finisher, being banned and Kane serving as the guardian of the gate to prevent outside interference. Maybe the “Big Red Machine” should get some tips from WWE alum Dave Bautista … Continue reading

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“Clinton Cash” author to appear on FOX News Hillary Clinton special

"Clinton Cash" author to appear on FOX News Hillary Clinton special

Peter Schweizer’s upcoming book Clinton Cash trended on Twitter earlier this week, creating a buzz because, according to Schweizer, the book lays out, in his words, “a pattern of financial transactions involving the Clintons that occurred contemporaneous with favorable U.S. policy decisions benefiting those providing the funds.” Schweizer will appear in an exclusive interview during an hourlong FOX News special called FOX News Reporting: The Tangled Clinton Web, premiering April 24 at 10pm ET on FNC. More from FOX News Channel on The Tangled Clinton Web: “Anchored by FNC’s Bret Baier, the program will examine the political careers of former President of the United States … Continue reading

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40 years after fall of Saigon, “Last Days in Vietnam” looks at final days of the war

40 years after fall of Saigon, "Last Days in Vietnam" looks at final days of the war

Forty years ago this month, the last stage of the Vietnam War took place as the remaining American presence was chased out of Saigon, the capital city of South Vietnam. Although most U.S. military forces had left the country in 1973 in the wake of the Paris Peace Accords, by 1975, the communists of North Vietnam had broken that peace and initiated an invasion into the south, leaving the remaining groups of military, intelligence and embassy personnel scrambling for an escape plan as North Vietnam encircled Saigon by late April. The chaos that ensued in those final days is probably … Continue reading

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American Crime Episode 8 recap

American Crime Episode 8 recap

In American Crime Episode 8, a rally for Carter (Elvis Nolasco) turned chaotic, and Barb (Felicity Huffman) perhaps began the steps toward some sort of self-awareness. As the episode opened, Carter was being interviewed by a TV reporter about the upcoming rally/march that his sister Aliyah (Regina King) was organizing for him, to be held the next day. The reporter tried to lead Carter with some ratings-driven, controversial questions, implying that Aliyah is bringing in “outside agitators” to start violence. Carter gets up and leaves the interview, telling the reporter, “This isn’t working for me.” That sentiment from the reporter … Continue reading

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“Grey’s Anatomy” fans demand the head of Shonda Rhimes

"Grey's Anatomy" fans demand the head of Shonda Rhimes

So last night’s Grey’s Anatomy, “How to Save a Life,” sent fans of Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) throwing themselves over a cliff en masse. I bore witness to my wife’s own personal “he’s-going-to-die-no-he-isn’t-yes-he-is-GET-THE-CT-SCAN!-OMG-HE’S-DEAD!” emotional wringer. The Internet, being the Internet, became a gathering place for all stages of grief at once. But, really, knowing that Dempsey wanted out, it shouldn’t have come as that much of a surprise … could it? Our own Andrea Verschage received this text message from her sister at 5:44am: Here are some of the best Twitter reactions: Man, you guys really liked the … Continue reading

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El Super Clasico 2015 U.S. TV coverage

El Super Clasico 2015 U.S. TV coverage

The Liga MX Torneo Clausura match of Guadalajara vs. América (the long-running rivalry is also known as El Super Clasico) will air this Sunday, April 26. The match will be broadcast live from Guadalajara’s home turf at Omnilife Stadium in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico, at 7:20pm ET/6:20pm CT/4:20pm PT on Univision Network and UDN (Univision Deportes Network) in the United States. Over the course of the Guadalajara vs. America matchup, América has 78 total victories, Guadalajara 71 total victories and there have been 63 draws (in official matches, América has 65 wins, Guadalajara has 60, and there have been 54 draws). The last match, contested in November, … Continue reading

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Preview: Lifetime’s ‘Cleveland Abduction’ premieres May 2

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Cleveland Abduction premieres May 2 at 8/7CT on Lifetime. What It’s Based On: The shocking discovery that former school bus driver Ariel Castro held three women hostage in his suburban Cleveland home for more than a decade, fathering a child with one. Lifetime of a Lesson: Truth is stranger (and scarier) than fiction. This stunning survivor story is told from the perspective of 21-year-old single mom Michelle Knight (Taryn Manning), who was abducted by Ariel Castro (Breaking Bad‘s Raymond Cruz) in 2002. Castro later added naive teens Amanda Berry (Samantha Droke) and Gina DeJesus (Katie Sarife) to his house of horrors. … Continue reading

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The Casual Vacancy: J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter follow-up becomes an HBO mini

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When J.K. Rowling brought her beloved Harry Potter book series to a close in 2007, fans wondered where her unique literary mind might wander next. Publishing the Potter spinoff The Tales of Beedle the Bard a year later, Rowling then turned her attention to a strictly grownup audience with 2012’s best-selling The Casual Vacancy. Now the prolific author has teamed up with the BBC and HBO to adapt the brooding tale of small town discord into a three-part, two-night event of the same name. The Casual Vacancy is set in a fictional and picturesque English hamlet called Pagford, where, behind … Continue reading

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Discovery releases first Shark Week 2015 promo

Discovery releases first Shark Week 2015 promo

That time of year already? Discovery’s Shark Week 2015 is just around the corner, airing even earlier this year, with a July 5 kickoff. Just as most holidays seem to get advertised earlier and earlier, Shark Week — likely viewed as a holiday by some, not the least of which is Discovery, who usually enjoys a ratings Christmas each summer thanks to the programming event — so Shark Week has gotten its first promo today, about two months out. Set to a revised version of “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” tweaked with some shark-y lyrics, the video … Continue reading

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Video: Kris Kristofferson covers “I Won’t Back Down” for “Texas Rising” soundtrack

Video: Kris Kristofferson covers "I Won't Back Down" for "Texas Rising" soundtrack

History’s upcoming miniseries Texas Rising – premiering on Memorial Day — will also include a soundtrack album featuring new music from legendary performers such as George Strait (who performs the title song “Take Me to Texas”; new tracks from Jose Feliciano; and a new cover of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down,” performed by series costar Kris Kristofferson (pictured below as Andrew Jackson with costar Olivier Martinez as Santa Anna). Today, History released a music video for Kristofferson’s rendition of “I Won’t Back Down,” a fitting tune considering that the series details what followed the battle at the Alamo for the fight for … Continue reading

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