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Remake of ‘Roots’ planned by A&E networks

One of the biggest TV events of all time is being reimagined for new audiences. “Roots,” the epic miniseries about an African-American slave and his descendants, had a staggering audience of over 100 million viewers back in 1977. Now A&E networks are remaking the miniseries, to air in 2016. A&E, Lifetime and History (formerly the Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Comic icon toasts Playboy czar

“When I grew up there was no such thing as comedy,” said legendary humorist-activist Dick Gregory, prior to keynoting last weekend’s fourth annual Comics Rock! Convention in L.A.  “I was just the laugh on the block.  The biggest laugh you had in life didn’t come from comics, but people you know.  It’s the rhythm.  So Read More…