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Discovery Channel new boss says no more giant snakes and megalodons

Oh my! What a position to take.
What else identifies the Discovery Channel most distinctly from other networks? Did I miss something? Has the popularity of Shark Week declined?
If I were this new Discovery Channel boss, I would be careful about how I re-invent the channel. It has stood out independently, and made a significant mark on the television industry. Still change is good. However, I beg to advise “New Boss”; tread judiciously.

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — There’s a new boss in charge at the Discovery Network, and he’s anxious to get rid of mega-sharks, mermaids and man-eating snakes.

Rich Ross, a longtime Disney executive who began this week as president of Discovery Communications’ flagship channel, said he wants to broaden its appeal to reach more women and families. He has also been quick to make clear what he doesn’t want Discovery to be.

The network has been doing well financially but has been criticized, particularly by the scientific community, for some specials that have stretched the boundaries of truth. Most recently, animal rights activists were angered by the “Eaten Alive” premise of an explorer who would be swallowed by a giant anaconda. The reality turned out to be far less dramatic.

Discovery’s annual “Shark Week” the past two years have featured fanciful “documentaries” about megalodons. The network also aired a show, produced by sister channel Animal Planet, about mermaids…

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‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ Will Premiere Tuesday, Sept. 8

It’s a new era for Late Night. First Jimmy Fallon, and Seth Myers, and now Stephen Colbert. It’s the changing of the guards, and I can’t tell you how happy that makes me. I was already completely gung-ho for Jimmy Fallon when he reigned the 12:30am time slot, and I could not be more elated that fresh blood is now also being interjected into CBS.
Kudos, and high praise to David Letterman for all that he’s accomplished over the years, but this change is certainly welcomed. The only down side is that my dear sweet Jimmy Fallon will have some competition, but I am confident that he is up to it.
Welcome to 11:30pm Stephen Colbert!

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NEW YORK (CBS) –CBS announced today that “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will debut on Tuesday, Sept. 8 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) from the historic Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.

?The production office is open, the premiere date is set, and we?re incredibly excited to welcome the creative and comedic genius of Stephen Colbert to CBS late night this fall,? said Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment.

?I havenine months to make a show, just like a baby. So first, I should find out how you make a baby,? said Colbert.

Colbert is well-known for his late night satirical show, ?The Colbert Report,? which ended on Friday, Dec. 18, 2014. The program earned two Peabody Awards and 29 Emmy Award nominations, including two Emmy wins for Outstanding Variety Series (2013, 2014) and four Emmy wins for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program…

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‘People’s Choice Awards 2015’ Announces Attendees And Performances

Here’s your chance to have a vote People! Whose performance stimulated you the most? Whose talent, or program’s story do you think deserves an award? It’s all about us; The People. Check out all that is ahead for the 2015 People’s Choice Awards, and Have Your Vote!

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Celebrities will be coming out in droves to the upcoming ?People?s Choice Awards 2015,? with the announcement of celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and Anthony Anderson.

Currently, Dave Annable, Anthony Anderson, Beth Behrs, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Ellen DeGeneres, Kat Dennings, Ginnifer Goodwin, Kevin Hart, Hunter Hayes, Olivia Munn, The Band Perry, Gina Rodriguez, Dax Shepard, Gabrielle Union, Betty White, Bellamy Young and the cast of ?Entourage? are all scheduled to attend the huge fan-based event being broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in L.A. in Los Angeles.

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The ?People?s Choice Awards 2015,? the only major awards show where fans determine the nominees and winners, will be hosted by CBS? ?Mom? co-stars Anna Faris and Allison Janey.

The comedic pair is sure to stir up some laughs between big performances by Fall Out Boy, Lady Antebellum and the newly GRAMMY-nominated Iggy Azalea.

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Obama Slips Up On James Franco’s Name, Calls Him James Flacco

President Obama officially chimes in on the Sony Hack debacle, and commits the ultimate epic fail for avid movie, and James Franco fans like myself.
Hilarious, or just simply a no-no? What do you think?

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — President Barack Obama may have been thinking ahead to this weekend’s NFL games while addressing his position on the Sony cyberattacks.

Speaking about the Sony cyberattack at the hands of North Korea that caused “The Interview” to be pulled from theaters, Obama appeared to slip up James Franco’s name, confusing his last name with Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.

“I think it says something interesting about North Korea that they decided to have the state mount an all-out assault on a movie studio because of a satirical movie starring Seth Rogen and James Flacco. I love Seth and I love James, but the notion that that was a threat to them I think gives you some sense of the kind of regime we’re talking about here.”

The masses took to Twitter to pounce on the gaffe.

And not to be outdone, one person quickly created a James…

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