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    • Two women who accused actor James Franco of sexually "exploitative" behavior made their first televised interview with "Good Morning America" on Tuesday.
    • Sarah Tither-Kaplan said in the interview that Franco "created exploitative environments" in his classes at a film school she attended, but is "absolutely not a Harvey Weinstein."
    • Violet Paley, who had been in a consensual relationship with Franco, said she was "regretful" of continuing her relationship with the actor after an alleged instance of sexual misconduct.
    • Franco has said the allegations are "not accurate."

     

    Two of the women who accused James Franco of sexually "exploitative" behavior in a Los Angeles Times story earlier this month made their first televised appearance on Tuesday on "Good Morning America."

    Sarah Tither-Kaplan, who has accused Franco of engaging in inappropriate behavior while teaching acting classes at the film school he founded, told ABC's Amy Robach that Franco "created exploitative environments" but is "absolutely not a Harvey Weinstein."

    sarah tither-kaplan franco"He is not an unfeeling monster who has no sense of reality," Tither-Kaplan said when asked where Franco falls on the spectrum of behavior in Hollywood. "He created exploitative environments for non-celebrity women on his sets, [but] I also think James is a talented and valuable person."

    "It's a pyramid, and at the top is rape and sexual violence, and at the bottom are the other abuses of power that, when they continue to happen over and over, build and build and build and create a culture that allows the most heinous examples of sexual violence and misogyny and discrimination to happen," Tither-Kaplan continued. "And so if we allow any of them, we're allowing all of them."

    Violet Paley, who said she had been in a consensual relationship with Franco, also alleged that the actor pressured her into a sexual act she was unwilling to engage in.

    Paley told Robach she was "regretful" of continuing a consensual relationship with Franco after the alleged incident. 

    Franco said the allegations were "not accurate" in an interview with Stephen Colbert earlier this month. 

    Watch the "GMA" interview below:

    SEE ALSO: James Franco tells Colbert that the sexual misconduct allegations against him are 'not accurate,' as criticism lights up Twitter

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    The CW's "Riverdale" has pretty much taken over as one of TV's top teen dramas, as well as one of Netflix's most-binged titles. It has claimed a huge fanbase on social media, elevating the status of its stars and inspiring tons of twisted, intricate fan theories. It's one of the most talked about series of 2017.

    Considering just how closely its stars are followed and how passionately fans dissect the show, what more is there to learn about "Riverdale"? Well, turns out there are still plenty of fun facts and little-known secrets behind the set of the hit show.  

    KJ Apa is not a natural redhead.

    Though Archie's red hair is signature, Apa is not a redhead IRL. In fact, the Kiwi actor has very dark hair, in part due to his Samoan heritage.

    According to onset hairstylist Rosa Terracciano, Apa's hair color requires the most upkeep. Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse also had to dye their hair for the roles, though their colors are much less vibrant.

    "I had to go to the salon every two weeks to get it dyed and bleached and stuff,” Apa told Vulture of his hair transformation. "So yeah, it's not my favorite thing to do, but obviously I've got to do it because the roots keep coming up and my hair grows really fast. So, two weeks max I can go shooting, and then I have to get it dyed again. I'm sitting there for at least two-and-a-half hours, so I'm on my iPad and I read some scripts and stuff. I keep myself entertained.”



    Apa's eyebrow bleaching process was pretty painful.

    To make sure that Apa's eyebrows match his hair, hair stylists also dye his eyebrows, which doesn't always turn out well.

    "They ended up bleaching my eyebrows, and I had two holes — they burnt into my skin,” Apa said of his brow struggles. "I was like, 'Oh, my, we've got to sort this out.' Luckily, I haven't had that again, but yeah, it was pretty gnarly.”



    There is only one Jughead beanie.

    There is a large significance behind Jughead's hat, which he wears in nearly every scene on the show.

    Cole Sprouse shared a video during his Reddit AMA detailing the hat’s exact meaning, which is rooted in history. Factory workers wore similar styles to keep their eyes unobstructed and after they eventually passed their hats down to their kids, they took on new life as a "nonconformist, working-class symbol," according to Sprouse.

    There were originally two hats, but one was stolen, so Sprouse makes due with a single cap from season one, which he told Jimmy Fallon smells like Mane & Tail.

    "Same one, still smells like Mane and Tail," Sprouse confessed to Reddit. "We did get another one at the end of last season, but it was stolen when I placed it on a lunch table in the scene where Cheryl slapped Jughead."



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    • Megyn Kelly and Jane Fonda have been putting each other on blast over an awkward interview from 2017.
    • In September, Kelly asked the 80-year-old actress about plastic surgery and why she said she wasn't proud to get work done.
    • Fonda shut her down at the time, but the two have continued to throw jabs at each other because of the interview.
    • Most recently, Kelly lambasted Fonda on her morning show and brought up her controversial past during the Vietnam War.
    • Tuesday, Ann Curry called Kelly out for her comments during an appearance on ABC's "The View" saying "this is not journalism."

    Ann Curry has some advice for Megyn Kelly in her ongoing feud with Jane Fonda: Drop it. 

    During an appearance on ABC's "The View" Tuesday, the former "Today" anchor said Kelly's comments toward Fonda on-air earlier this week were "not journalism."

    "Journalists are not supposed to be the story," Curry told the women of ABC's "The View.""We’re supposed to be — and it’s a struggle, I think, for everyone to be — but we're supposed to be humble. We’re supposed to use whatever time we're given to shine a light on other stories. I mean, there are so many stories that we're not covering. And to take time with this — this is not journalism."

    ann curry not journalism megyn kelly

    Monday, Kelly took the final minutes of her morning show, "Megyn Kelly Today," to address an awkward interview she and Fonda had several months ago. Back in September, Kelly asked the 80-year-old actress about getting plastic surgery during an interview with Robert Redford for a new Netflix film. Fonda quickly shut down the question to move forward with the interview.

    "It's time to address the 'poor me' routine," Kelly said on her morning show. "For years she has spoken openly about the joy of giving a cultural face to older women. Well, the truth is, most older women look nothing like Fonda, who is now 80. And if Fonda really wants to have an honest discussion about older women's cultural face, then her plastic surgery is tough to ignore."

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    Kelly then leaned in on the 80-year-old actress for her controversial past during the Vietnam War, commenting that many veterans still call her "Hanoi Jane." The nickname was given to her during the war after a visit to Hanoi resulted in a controversial photo of her sitting on a Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun

    Her comments came after Fonda spoke about out their September interview at the Sundance Film Festival with Variety. Fonda said she "was stunned" Kelly asked about her plastic surgery and said "it showed that she's not that good an interviewer."

    It wasn't just Curry who had strong words for Kelly on "The View." Host Joy Behar said there was no value in bringing up Fonda's past into this conversation.

    "To drag the Vietnam War into a plastic surgery conversation is a real stretch," said Behar. "Jane should have just said to her, 'And how much work have you had, b—-?'"

    You can watch Curry's appearance on "The View" below.

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    • Netflix's new show "Seven Seconds" premieres on Friday, February 23.
    • The drama follows the lives of New York City residents after a young black teen dies.
    • A white police officer may have hit the kid with his car by accident, but his fellow officers help hide the truth. 
    • "Seven Seconds" explores the racial tensions between police and the community following the boy's death and the cover-up.
    • "The series goes beyond the headlines, examining the impact a tragic accident has on a community and a family’s need for answers and justice," Netflix says.
    • The show stars Regina King, Clare-Hope Ashitey, and Russell Hornsby.
    • Watch the first official trailer for "Seven Seconds" below:

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    As January winds down, Netflix has announced its crop of movie and TV titles coming to the streaming service next month.

    Don't expect a lot of new romantic titles for Valentine's Day. Instead, we'll be getting the entire series of "American Pie" movies and "Kill Bill." Those getting excited for the "Ocean's" spin-off can catch up on all of the previous releases. 

    There are also plenty of Netflix originals ranging from a "Queer Eye" reboot to an anticipated interview between David Letterman and George Clooney. "Community" star Joel McHale will return to the small screen with his own weekly show. Fans of "Fullmetal Alchemist" can look forward to a live-action movie of the popular anime series.

    Finally, if you're following along with the Oscars, you can watch "On Body and Soul," which is nominated for best foreign language film. 

    You can see the full list of what's coming to Netflix below. We've highlighted our favorites in bold.

    Available 2/1/2018

    "3000 Miles to Graceland"
    "42 Grams"
    "Aeon Flux"
    "American Pie"
    "American Pie 2" 

    American Pie
    "American Pie Presents: Band Camp" 
    "American Pie Presents: The Book of Love" 
    "American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile" 
    "Ella Enchanted" 
    "Extract"
    "GoodFellas"
    "How the Beatles Changed the World" 
    "John Mellencamp: Plain Spoken" 
    "Kill Bill: Vol. 1" 
    "Kill Bill: Vol. 2" 
    "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider"
    "Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution" 
    "Lovesick" 
    "Meet the Fockers"
    "Meet the Parents" 
    "Men in Black" 
    "National Parks Adventure"
    "Ocean's Eleven" 
    "Ocean's Thirteen" 

    oceans 11
    "Ocean's Twelve" 
    "Paint It Black" 
    "Scream 3"
    "The Hurt Locker" 
    "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" 
    "Z Nation: Season 4"

    Available 2/2/2018

    "Altered Carbon" Season 1 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    "Cabin Fever"
    "Coach Snoop" Season 1 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    "Kavin Jay: Everybody Calm Down!" NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    "Luna Petunia: Return to Amazia" Season 1 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    "On Body and Soul" NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    On Body and Soul

    Available 2/6/2018

    "Fred Armisen: Standup For Drummers" NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    "Valor" Season 1

    Available 2/7/2018

    "Imposters" Season 1
    "Queer Eye" Season 1 NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Available 2/8/2018

    "6 Days" 
    "The Emoji Movie"

    Available 2/9/2018

    "Fate/Apocrypha: Part 2" NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: George Clooney" NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    "Seeing Allred" NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    "The Ritual" NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    "The Trader" (Sovdagari) NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    "When We First Met" NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Available 2/14/2018

    "Greenhouse Academy: Season 2" NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    "Love Per Square Foot" NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Available 2/15/2018

    "Deep Undercover Collection" Collection 2
    "Re:Mind" Season 1 NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Available 2/16/2018

    "DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge" Season 6 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    "Evan Almighty"
    "Everything Sucks!" Season 1 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    "Irreplaceable You" NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    "First Team: Juventus" Season 1 NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Available 2/17/2018

    "Blood Money"

    Available 2/18/2018

    "The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale" NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Available 2/19/2018

    "Dismissed"
    "FullMetal Alchemist" NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    FullMetal Alchemist

    Available 2/20/2018

    "Bates Motel" Season 5
    "The Frankenstein Chronicles" Season 1 and Season 2-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Available 2/21/2018

    "Forgotten" NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    "Lincoln"
    "The Bachelors"

    Available 2/22/2018

    "Atomic Puppet" Season 1

    Available 2/23/2018

    "Marseille" Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    "Mute" NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    "Seven Seconds" Season 1 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    "Ugly Delicious" Season 1 NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Available 2/24/2018

    "Jeepers Creepers 3"
     
    Available 2/26/2018

    "El Vato" Season 2
    "Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards" 
    "People You May Know" 
    "Sin Senos sí Hay Paraíso" Season 2
    "Winnie"

    Available 2/27/2018

    "Derren Brown" The Push NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    "Marlon Wayans" Woke-ish NETFLIX ORIGINAL

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    While people tend to make a fuss over the Golden Globes, Oscars, and Emmy hosts, the Grammy hosts are downright bizarre by comparison.

    After having a run of delightful comedy hosts in the 1990s and early 2000s — people like Paul Reiser, Ellen DeGeneres, Rosie O'Donnell, and Jon Stewart — the producers seem to have given up between 2003 and 2011, having no hosts at all (the sole exception is Queen Latifah, who hosted in 2005).

    Then in 2012, the Grammys decided it needed hosts again. It picked LL Cool J for the job, who for some reason did it for five years in a row. The strangeness of it all probably helps explain why the Grammys are held in such low regard.

    Last year, the Grammys attempted normalcy by picking late-night host James Corden for the ceremonies. He's resuming the duties this year — and he'll probably do a great job — but picking late-night hosts to helm awards shows has become a lazy crutch for both the networks and the awards organizations.

    Unlike other awards shows, the looser nature of the Grammys means it can choose hosts from Hollywood and the music industry.

    With that in mind, here are 17 potential future Grammy hosts that would be way more fun than the late-night TV comedians.

    Drake

    Drake's music may be moody, but in person, he's hilarious. Look no further than his terrific "Saturday Night Live" sketches.



    Rachel Bloom

    The "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" can sing, dance, and tell great jokes. What more do we need? The woman who made a video called "I Don't Care About Award Shows" would be perfect for hosting one.



    The Rock

    No, he's not a music figure, but Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is a world-class entertainer and can get along with pretty much everyone onstage.



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    Maisie Williams BBC Radio One interview

    • "Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams appeared on BBC Radio One this week.
    • She was hooked up to a heart rate monitor while host Nick Grimshaw grilled her. 
    • When he showed Williams a photo of her with her boyfriend, Ollie Jackson, the young actress's heart rate spiked from 90 BPM to 120 BPM. 
    • Williams blushed and became even more giddy when Grimshaw had her tell an embarrassing story about being caught naked by a hotel employee in her room.
    • Grimshaw also brought in Oscar-winning British actor Eddie Redmayne.
    • He listed possible endings for "Game of Thrones" to see how Williams would react. 
    • Redmayne asked if Arya would rule Westeros, or if the White Walkers would win the war.
    • He also asked if Hot Pie and Arya would wind up married and live happily ever after. (Even though all "Game of Thrones" fans know Arya and Gendry are the best potential relationship.)
    • Watch the full video below to see Williams reacting in real time.

     

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    Warning: Spoilers ahead for season two, episode 11 of "Riverdale," titled "The Wrestler."

    "Riverdale" fans didn't have to wait long to find out exactly what Chic Cooper, Betty's long-lost brother, does for money.

    On Wednesday's episode of the hit CW drama, Betty and friends discover that Chic is actually a "video gigolo." 

    Fans were surprised. 

    Although some expected something similar thanks to some clues from last week.

    When Chic was first introduced during last week's episode, he kicked his mother and sister out of his room at a hostel, because he was waiting for "a client." The first establishing shot of Chic flashes by in a second, but it shows a video camera pointed at the bed, giving fans a clue to how Chic makes his money.     

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    On Wednesday's episode, Hal Cooper pressures Chic to explain why he arrived at their house all bloody. Chic explains that the owner of the hostel, Marcel, books clients for him, but that evening, he didn't want to work, so Marcel got violent. 

    "What sort of clients?" asks Hal. 

    "All kinds," Chic vaguely answers. "Ranging from nice to, hell, even nastier than Marcel. I can go into specifics if you'd like."

    Alice Cooper changes the subject before the family can discuss Chic's job any more. 

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    Later at school, Betty shares a photo of Chic to her friends. Kevin calls him a "hottie who looks incredibly familiar to me." Jughead asks if Kevin met him while cruising in the woods, but Kevin isn't sure. Turns out Kevin does recognize him, but not from the woods. Kevin calls Betty after he remembers.

    "He's a video gigolo, a web cam boy, a cyber-trick," Kevin says over the phone. 

    A gigolo is a male usually paid to be an escort or a sexual partner. As an online gigolo, Chic could perform virtual sex acts or dates, but he could also set up meetings in real life. Betty is surprised to hear the news, so the two meet at school to discuss Kevin's discovery. 

    "It's fascinating," Betty says. "I brought Chic home to help my mom without knowing who he was. And now to find out he's actually multiple people performing online, how do I broach that with him?" 

    Turns out, she broaches it with him in a casual conversation. 

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    After school, an angry Chic bursts into the Cooper house yelling about how his camera and laptop were taken by the hostel owner. Betty takes him an old Riverdale Register laptop later that night. The long-lost siblings eventually bond over their anxiety. Betty says she has a "darkness" in her and feels like Chic may also understand. She uses this conversation to tell him that she knows what he does online.

    Chic, Betty, and Alice eventually go to Pickens Park for the town celebration when Hal angrily shows up and explains that he snuck on Chic's computer and saw what he does for money. Alice and Betty stand up to Hal, but the secret is out. 

    Later that night, Chic enters Betty room and tells her that he creepily stared at her the first night he stayed in the Cooper home.

    "The first night I was here, I came into your room while you were sleeping," he says. "I kept waking up that night, trying to understand why would this girl go back to that place for me? But I think, maybe, I understand now. You're alone here." 

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    Chic then explains his two main reasons for being an online gigolo: making money and having an escape. He says he uses it to "get away from the darkness I feel inside me, too." His words resonate with Betty and she asks to learn how he does it.  

    So while Chic's explanation for his creepy behavior still doesn't explain everything, it looks like Betty understands and trusts him. Fans will have to wait to see how far Betty goes into Chic's world. 

    "Riverdale" airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.

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    • Steven R. McQueen starred on "The Vampire Diaries."
    • The actor just got engaged to model Alexandra Silva.
    • He shared the news on his Instagram.

     

    "The Vampire Diaries" star Steven R. McQueen is getting married.

    The 29-year-old actor known for formerly playing Elena's (Nina Dobrev) little brother on the CW drama is engaged to model Alexandra Silva. 

    McQueen shared the news on his Instagram. 

    "She said yes," he captioned a photo of the two of them kissing. 

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    Silva shared the same photo on her Instagram, but captioned the photo: "My best friend, love of my life...YES, yes yes a million times over." 

    According to Us Weekly, the couple have been together since at least December 2016. 

    In an interview with GQ, Silva revealed that she was from Marlborough, Connecticut. She has a bachelor's degree in sociology and had planned to work in human services.

    "If I woke up tomorrow and could no longer model, I would hope I would still be able to take initiative in a philanthropic capacity," she told GQ. 

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    Warning: Spoilers ahead for season two, episode 11 of "Riverdale," titled "The Wrestler."

    Wednesday's episode of "Riverdale" had a lot of layers to wade through. 

    The CW drama featured Archie growing closer to Hiram Lodge, the Southside splitting even further from the Northside, revealed Chic's shocking job, and showed Betty turning to her "dark side." But, of course, the show managed to fit in some pop culture references and tie in to the comics.

    INSIDER worked with Archie Comics to reveal five references you might have missed.

    The teens learn about Augustus Pickens in school, but Archie comics fans may recognize the name.

    In the comics, Pickens was an army general who served during the American Civil War. Pickens Park is named after him.



    "Riverdale" introduced another teacher from the Archie Comics, Ms. Haggly.

    On "Riverdale," Cheryl gives a presentation in history class and says thank you to a Mrs. Haggly. In the comics, Ms. Haggly is supposedly the oldest teacher at the school and is depicted as slightly overweight and with white hair.



    Cheryl mentions her great-great-great-great grandfather Barnabus Blossom during her history presentation — and the name may have some real significance.

    While Barnabus Blossom may not exist in the comics, there is a Barnabus Blossom House located in Fall River, Massachusetts. One important tidbit about Fall River is that it is where Lizzie Borden was from. Borden was infamous for being tried and then later acquitted for the murders of her father and stepmother. This seems like a fun, creepy coincidence.



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    • Broadcast networks are bringing back lots of hits from the past, including CBS' just-announced reboot of "Murphy Brown."
    • It's a smart short-term stunt programming move. But it's also something of a give-up when it comes to trying to connect with the streaming and mobile generation.
    • With live commercial TV viewing in decline, these revivals are short-term money grabs as much as they are nostalgic. Yet they'll probably not change the trajectory of the TV ad business.



    CBS is bringing back "Murphy Brown" for 13 episodes next year. The show went off the air in 1998. Candice Bergen is coming out of retirement at age 70!

    Somewhere, the entirety of Gen Z is typing ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ into its phones.

    Of course, CBS isn't the only network riding the nostalgia train. ABC is bringing back "Roseanne." Fox has already brought back "The X-Files" and "Prison Break," while NBC has scored a decent hit with its "Will and Grace" revival and might bring back "The Office"  – which went off the air in 2013. We're not sure what the cast of "Night Court" is up to, but stay near a phone, Richard Moll.

    Pop culture has always mined nostalgia. And creatively, for the most part these reborn shows are being well-received and don't feel like straight money grabs. The fans wanted more "Full House" and Netflix gave it to them, and everyone seems happy.

    But in the case of the broadcast networks, which are perennially talking about getting younger audiences, these strategies won't help much there. Young people have fallen for "Friends" and "Seinfeld" for whatever reason — but how many 20-somethings have ever seen "Murphy Brown," or know what it is?

    Will and GraceThe folks running broadcast networks surely realize this, yet they're going full steam ahead with the reboots, because they know that boomers and Generation X might actually show up, just like they might go see Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden.

    It's a good bet that "Roseanne" and "Murphy Brown" will deliver relatively sizable audiences, at least initially given the upcoming hype, curiosity, and nostalgia.

    The broadcast networks have to try something to get people to tune into shows live – with ads. As much as they pay lip service to loving the idea of delivering shows to viewers whenever and wherever they want, they make the vast majority of their money from selling ads during primetime shows that get beamed out to the whole country at the same time.

    Live TV viewing is an endangered behavior. Look at this analysis put together by Ad Age's Anthony Crupi on the biggest live broadcasts of 2017. A whopping 37 were NFL games (which though still huge are trending down). The rest of the broadcasts were other sports and award shows like the Oscars (also trending down).

    Not a single sitcom or drama made the list.

    Bringing back a show like "Murphy Brown" is a pretty clear admission from the network TV industry. We could put a brand new workplace, three-camera sitcom on the air, and millennials and Generation Z likely wouldn't show up. So why even try?

    When was the last time the country fell for a broad-range traditional sitcom? "The Big Bang Theory" you say? "Modern Family?" Both shows still draw big audiences, and they are 10 and nine years old respectively.

    That's not to say there aren't great comedies on TV right now. But imagine throwing a voicey, audience-challenging show like FX's "Atlanta," or Netflix's completely off-the-wall "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," or HBO's super-cynical "Veep" on ABC. They'd be watered down creatively (could "Veep" exist without cursing?), and few would probably watch them. And then they'd get cancelled.

    So the networks figure they better go with established hits, even it they're 20 years old, because the kind of audiences that grew up with live commercial television as their standard might actually tune in. Might as well make some money from these folks while we still can.

    [By the way, it's wild to think about how political and progressive "Murphy Brown" was in its CBS heyday. It's hard to see a show like that being launched in the hyper-divided US right now].

    This Is UsHang on, you're screaming! What about NBC's "This is Us?" Or ABC's breakout hit "The Good Doctor?" Are they beloved? Isn't that a sign that network TV is fine?

    Plus, did the TV business enjoy a robust upfront sales market last year, as Variety reported? 

    That's all true. People will still tune in right away for their favorite shows, particularly plot-driven dramas where fans don't want to miss what happens or get spoiled. That will probably never change. But, in a peak TV era, these shows are few and far between.

    Not to mention that the live audiences they deliver — "This is Us" drew 9 million viewers the other night — are paltry compared to network hits a decade or two ago.

    Plus, as NBC's Bob Greenblatt said at Business Insider's Ignition conference a few months ago, so many shows get half their audience after they air live. And the networks make less ad money when people watch on other platforms.

    "I would prefer everybody watches the night we air it on the NBC network because that is the most potent use of our advertising revenue," Greenblatt told Business Insider's Alyson Shontell. "It's where we make the most .. .however the audience will do what the audience wants."

    thisisusThese trends are only going to accelerate. It feels like the super lucrative broadcast TV ad model party will end sooner rather than later. So network TVs may as well latch onto yesteryear, and cash in on it, as long as they can. 

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    Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the 2018 Oscars, to be held Sunday, March 4, on ABC.

    He'll probably do a great job. But there are other options.

    For the most part, the hosts for major awards shows are the same people who host late night comedy talk shows. Seth Meyers just handled the Globes, Jimmy Kimmel emceed last year's Oscars, Stephen Colbert had the Emmys, and James Corden will host the Grammys again in January.

    It makes sense. Hosting a major awards show is a tough job. They seem perpetually at risk of becoming stale, solemn affairs. It's up to the host to keep it energetic, manage egos of big stars, and honor the TV shows, movies, or songs at the same time. This is pretty much what late-night talk show hosts do on a smaller scale every night.

    But in a Balkanized media landscape, where there are so many different kinds of shows, movies, and types of music on so many different kinds of platforms, there's also something to be said for ejecting the standard trope of having a white male late-night funnyman host the show.

    There's plenty of talent in all corners of the industry. Take Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, two "Saturday Night Live" alumni who made the Golden Globes ceremonies a blast when they hosted. And while Anne Hathaway and James Franco flopped the year they hosted the Oscars, it doesn't mean the show should do away with having a pair of actors try it again.

    Here are 27 potential Oscar hosts who could inject some more fun into the show while keeping it classy. Heck, come to think of it, they could work for the Golden Globes or Emmys as well.

    Issa Rae

    The showrunner, actress, and writer is best known for HBO's "Insecure," but she's ready for a bigger spotlight. Rae is charming and hilarious in every interview she gives, and she has the chops to put on a good show and give every star their due.



    Samantha Bee

    Give a female late-night talk show host a chance! The Jimmys are fine, but Bee's TBS show "Full Frontal" is just as funny and much, much sharper — particularly when it comes to the position of women in society, which is currently plaguing Hollywood. She could do a lot with a stage like the Golden Globes or Oscars.



    Ellen DeGeneres and Jon Stewart

    Ellen did a great job at the Oscars in 2014. Give her another go! In the past few years, her star has only risen as she's figured out how to grab viral moments from the web and translate them to everyone, or cause viral moments herself.

    Jon Stewart is a little musty, but he's due for a return. His dry, cutting humor is a perfect compliment to Ellen's shrewd, bubbly approach. Pairing them together would be perfect.



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    • While appearing on "Late Night With Seth Meyers," Dakota Fanning admitted that she has a private Instagram account (in addition to a public one with two million followers) and uses it to stalk people online. 
    • When Meyers brought up Fanning's private Instagram account, "The Alienist" star smirked and giggled, then explained the purpose of it. 
    • Fanning said that she uses her account to research people further and verify things they tell her. 
    • "You know when you just feel someone's lying to you and you gotta get to the bottom of it?," the 23-year-old actress said.
    • "It makes me sound like a big creep," Fanning joked. 
    • Watch the video below.

     

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    • While appearing on ABCs "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Viola Davis was asked about her thoughts on Melania Trump revealing that her favorite TV show is "How To Get Away With Murder."
    • The actress paused before saying, "You know, I swear to you, that was the one question I said, 'Please just don't — just don't even mention it.'"
    • When asked if she would consider a walk-on role for the first lady, Davis said yes.
    • "I really want to talk to the lady," Davis explained. 
    • She added: "I just want the inside scoop."
    • According to an article posted by The New York Times in December 2017, Trump said that her favorite TV show is "HTGAWM."
    • Watch the video below.

     

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    How important is it to receive the First Impression Rose on "The Bachelor"? 

    It turns out it's a pretty good indicator of going far on the show.

    INSIDER looked at the history of how far contestants have gone on the ABC reality show after being given the coveted rose premiere night since the series introduced the rose in its fifth season.

    The results?

    It's looking pretty good for Chelsea who received the rose on the latest season of the show from racing driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. Over half of the women with the rose made it to the final four on the series and one has won the entire competition.

    Take a look at how far each woman who has received a rose premiere night has gone on "The Bachelor." 

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    What can we tell from the results?

    After looking at 16 seasons of "The Bachelor," future contestants may want to step up their A-game to get that first rose.

    All of the women given first impression roses made it at least several weeks on the show. No one was booted off until after week four. The one exception to this was Kerry on season seven when two roses were handed out early premiere night. She left after week two.

    Nine out of 16 women finished in the final four or better on the series. Four of them were runners-up from seasons 11, 14, 16, and 21. Season 21's runner-up Rachel Lindsay was the most recent "Bachelorette." And there was one winner, Catherine, on Sean Lowe's season. Lowe became the first contestant to marry the woman who he chose at the end of the show. The two are one of the few "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" couples to remain together.

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    For season 17, it's worth noting that Lowe gave a dozen women First Impression roses. It was more than likely that one of the 12 of the 26 women would make it to the end. Still, one out of four of the women given roses that first night wound up making it through at least half of the season. AshLee F. and Desiree made it to the final three and final four, respectively.

    It's also worth mentioning that earlier seasons of "The Bachelor" took place over the course of seven to eight weeks. Since 2011's 15th season, the competition has been extended to ten weeks. So it may look like some of the women have progressed further along in the competition. For that reason, we also included the place in which they finished in on the show.

    So say what you will about grabbing "The Bachelor" first on premiere night at the cocktail party or showing up with goofy ways to impress him and stand out. In most cases, the first impression really does matter.

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    The most interesting people in the world are those who become president. What does it take to get to the top? And what happens when we take them down from their lofty status and find the humans inside them?

    The best movies and TV shows do just that. But it always helps to look the part. So we put together a list of actors who played former presidents and how they compared to real life.

    We didn't include fictional presidents — apologies to the corny bloviator in "Independence Day" and the sexual predator in "Love Actually"— and some presidents, like James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, surprisingly haven't received very dedicated pop culture depictions. For all you William Henry Harrison fans who want something more than a glorified cameo in a Western movie, sorry, you'll just have to wait a little longer.

    This list also doesn't include any parodies. So while "Saturday Night Live" has some excellent impressions, they're not on this list.

    Here are 24 actors who played the President of the United States and how they compared to the real thing.

    For America's first president, George Washington doesn't have too many dedicated biopics. The fullest adaptation of his life is the 1984 CBS miniseries "George Washington," where he was played by Barry Bostwick.

    The series covered his life from age 11 to 51, just before he began his presidency, and is based on James Thomas Flexner's mammoth biography.



    He's a bit more rosy-cheeked, with rounder features, in Gilbert Stuart's famous 1796 portrait.

    The best image we have of Washington wss painted in 1796, where Washington looks pretty different from Bostwick.



    For our second president, John Adams, we have Paul Giamatti's portrayal.

    He played the American politician in the 2008 HBO miniseries "John Adams."



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    • There's a new meme called "Karma's a Bitch."
    • Basically, people go through a transformation set to the audio of a scene from "Riverdale" and the song "Gucci Gucci" by Kreayshawn.
    • The effect is a sort of show of confidence for being underestimated.

     

    Revenge, to paraphrase a famous phrase, is a dish best served with a line from "Riverdale." And that's exactly what the "Karma's a Bitch" meme is for.

    As chronicled by BuzzFeed's Kassy Cho, there's a trend where people are making videos where they transform into made-up versions of themselves. It's done with Veronica Lodge from the CW show delivering the line "Oh well, karma's a bitch" along with a remix of the 2011 song "Gucci Gucci" by Kreahshawn, the volume pumped up with a flourish.

    That sounds complicated, but it's pretty elegant. Here's an example:

    The idea is that it's a sort of revenge meme, where people show off their best image after being underestimated.

    Here's the "Riverdale" clip it comes from:

    The scene then got remixed with the Kreayshawn song on Instagram.

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    The meme then spread with the Chinese app Dou Yin. It's similar to Music.ly, where people can make short videos of themselves set to music.

    Here's a compilation of some of the best "Karma's a Bitch" memes:

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    • Lady Gaga stunned with two gorgeous outfits at the Grammys Sunday.
    • The singer showed up in an Armani Privé jumpsuit and skirt on the red carpet.
    • She made a quick outfit change at the start of the show into a pale pink, angelic gown.
    • Gaga gave an emotional performance of hits "Joanne" and "Million Reasons." Fans said she looked like an angel.

    Lady Gaga put on a powerful performance at the Sunday's 60th annual Grammys, but she also wowed with not one, but two gorgeous looks Sunday night. 

    The "Joanne" singer may have looked like she arrived to the Grammys in a gown, but it actually wasn't a dress. Gaga wore a show-stopping Armani Privé jumpsuit with a black skirt attached.

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    It may not have looked like much from up close. But once you see the dress from a few steps back, you'll understand why it turned heads. The train of the dress is enormous. 

    lady gaga grammys dress

    But it doesn't stop there. The dress also had a giant slit up the middle.

    lady gaga grammys dress

    It wasn't just the dress that caught attention. The singer wore a white rose with a pin in support of the Time's Up movement.

    lady gaga dress grammys times up

    She also wore her hair in intricate fishtail braids held together by black string.

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    The 31-year-old singer also sparked engagement rumors with a diamond ring visible on her hand.

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    Once inside, she quickly changed for one of the night's first performaces. Gaga stepped out on the Grammys' stage in an angelic pale pink gown to perform powerful renditions of "Joanne" and "Million Reasons."

    lady gaga white dress grammys

    "This is for my father’s sister, Joanne," Gaga said as she started singing the titular track off her latest album on a feathered piano at New York City's Madison Square Garden. "This is for love and compassion, even when you can’t understand."

    lady gaga pink dress grammys

    Gaga transitioned from single "Joanne" to "Million Reasons" before spreading out among the wings laid across the piano at her performance's end.

    lady gaga piano angel GRAMMYS 2018

    Many applauded the singer's emotional performance to her late aunt.

    Before the song was over, Gaga said "Time's Up," to signify the movement against sexual harrassment.

    You can watch Gaga's performance below and follow along with our Grammys coverage here.

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    • Hillary Clinton read an excerpt of Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" book on the Trump administration in a skit at the Grammy Awards on Sunday.
    • She joined artists Snoop Dogg, Cardi B, and DJ Khaled in the pre-recorded skit.
    • Watch the clip below.

     

    Hillary Clinton made an appearance in a pre-recorded skit at the Grammy Awards that mocked President Trump. 

    In the skit, the former Democratic presidential candidate read passages from Michael Wolff's controversial book "Fire and Fury" on the Trump administration. Music artists like Snoop Dogg, Cardi B, and DJ Khaled also read excerpts.

    Among the many reacting to the segment on social media, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley was quick to criticize the "Fire and Fury" skit on Twitter.

    "I have always loved the Grammys but to have artists read the Fire and Fury book killed it. Don’t ruin great music with trash. Some of us love music without the politics thrown in it," Haley wrote. She also wrote "that part ruined the Grammys. Such a shame."

    Watch Clinton's cameo in the skit below:

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    • "SNL" addressed the Aziz Ansari sexual misconduct allegation and the surrounding controversy in the form of an uncomfortable dinner party conversation. 
    • A woman accused Ansari of sexual misconduct in a story with Babe.net earlier this month, but many criticized aspects of the story's reporting, including a New York Times op-ed that defended Ansari. 
    • The darkly funny sketch satirizes the difficulty of discussing the subject.

     

    "Saturday Night Live" tackled the tricky conversation surrounding the recent Aziz Ansari sexual misconduct allegation in a darkly funny sketch of a dinner party conversation.

    In the sketch, when cast member Heidi Gardner asks the table if anyone has read a New York Times op-ed about Ansari, it elicits a series of uncomfortable responses that satirize the difficulty of discussing the topic. 

    Earlier this month, an anonymous woman accused Ansari of sexual misconduct in a story with Babe.net. The woman, a 23-year-old photographer, told Babe that after an encounter with Ansari she "felt violated," and described it as "sexual assault." Ansari said in a statement that from his point of view all indications were that the encounter was "completely consensual."

    Many criticized aspects of the reporting of the story, including a New York Times op-ed that defended Ansari explicitly, and the piece sparked the first substantive and mainstream public debate of the topic since the #MeToo movement gained prominence.

    In the sketch, the restaurant darkens and ominous horror music plays as the topic of Ansari comes up. Then the cast members proceed to make hesitant remarks on the subject, before another interrupts to keep them from going too far. 

    "While I applaud the movement …" Kenan Thompson begins to discuss the #MeToo movement, to which Gardner quickly warns him, "Watch it." 

    Watch the sketch below:

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