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5 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for the TV Fanatics in Your Life

Jacqueline Burt Cote | Posted 12.20.2014 | Entertainment
Jacqueline Burt Cote

Here are 6 TV-themed gifts guaranteed to get better ratings with the tube-obsessed types in your life than the most highly anticipated series premiere (if you can bear to give them away).

9 of the Best-rated TV Shows Set in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 12.18.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Chances are that people who have never even been to Illinois or Chicago have some idea of what it's like here: the brutal weather, the corrupt politicians, the iconic pizza. And they probably got most of those ideas from watching TV shows set in the Windy City and beyond.

'World Press Trends 2014' Debunks Newspapers' Death

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.06.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Each day, more than half the world's adult population read a daily newspaper: 2.5 billion in print and more than 800 million in digital form," according to the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

Maureen Ryan

The Top 10 TV Shows Of 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 12.10.2014 | Entertainment

The most important television development of the past decade occurred four years ago. It wasn't the arrival of the third season of "Breaking Bad,"...

Lesbian Romance on Gotham

Meg DeBussey | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment
Meg DeBussey

The increasing popularity of comic-book adaptations and the success of the Batman franchise have garnered the latest installment of Batman-oriented entertainment: the new show Gotham.

So Downton Abbey: Gorgeous English Manors and Estates

Oyster | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Oyster

we can't go back in time, but we can try to emulate the Downton Abbey vibe by visiting England's most stunning hotels -- housed in the former manors and estates of the country's elite.

Internet of Things, The Game Changer

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 12.02.2014 | Technology
Paul Mashegoane

The world has never seen something like this, not even science fiction movies did not exactly predict this. We have seen a drop in the ocean of what's about to happen, approaching us at a lightning speed.

'Downton Abbey' and 'The Beverly Hillbillies'? They're Practically The Same Show!

Roz Warren | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Granny Clampett and the Dowager Countess of Grantham? Practically identical! Both are feisty old ladies who dress retro, speak their minds, happily manipulate family members and offer plenty of sage advice to the "young 'uns. "

Maureen Ryan

'Sleepy Hollow' Secrets Revealed

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 12.01.2014 | Entertainment

Do not read on unless you've seen the "Sleepy Hollow" mid-season finale, "The Akeda." After a tumultuous ride -- among fans and critics and on scr...

6 Reasons I Love That My Kids Watch My Little Pony

Melissa Kaye | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Melissa Kaye

Each episode seeks to leave their little viewers a bit wiser and empowered than they were a half hour earlier. These feisty little phillies focus on big ideas and they hammer home their messages in a way that resonates with kids.

Gay Web Series Celebrates 'Found Families' on Thanksgiving

Leon Acord | Posted 11.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Leon Acord

More than any other holiday, I think this one is made for "found families," i.e., families we form in adulthood from friends and neighbors. Since the show is all about a group of friends-as-family in West Hollywood, it seemed a perfect match.

Advice for Writers From Criminal Minds

Stephanie Harper | Posted 11.20.2014 | Entertainment
Stephanie Harper

The show's not a classic sense of "whodunit" -- but why. This delving deep into the minds of the "unsub" each week is what makes it worth watching. And, I think there are a few lessons that we writers can glean from those BAU profilers about how to craft our characters.

The Denim Conundrum: How to Find the Best Jeans for Your Body

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 11.18.2014 | Style
Zoey Gulmi

Whether you have a curvy body, are pint sized, or have legs for days, my tips from my NBC style segment on Kerri-lee Mayland's show, will solve all your denim conundrums.

13 Fun Facts About 'Friends' You Might Not Know

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.17.2014 | Entertainment

Even though it's been a decade since "Friends" ended, there's always time to learn a bit more about the beloved sitcom. Buzzfeed dug up 13 rare fac...

WATCH: Amazing Story of a Church's 2,000-Mile Journey

David Tereshchuk | Posted 11.16.2014 | Media
David Tereshchuk

A really odd thing once happened to my journalism. And then, equally oddly or more so, it happened again.

Beirut Seminar Targets Arab Media Hate Speech

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.21.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The seminar that included participants from Syria, Yemen, Qatar, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Iraq, Algeria and Turkey ended with an eight-point statement to combat hate speech and promote actions to further ethics, good governance and self-regulation.

Maureen Ryan

When Is A Good But Challenging Drama Too Dark?

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 11.15.2014 | Entertainment

Sam Adams wrote a smart piece recently about why he likes "Jane the Virgin," the best new broadcast network program of the fall. In particular, Adams ...

"Weather or Not"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.13.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I am frequently under the weather, but I seldom know whether I will weather the storm that forecasters have forecast, which is why I can't predict what kind of weather I will be under.

Chris Webber's Avery Johnson Impression Is SPOT-ON

The Huffington Post | Kyle Franco | Posted 11.12.2014 | Sports

As a member on the 1993-94 Golden State Warriors, Avery Johnson was a mentor for then-rookie Chris Webber. The impact Johnson made on Webber may not h...

Hollywood Loves Military Movies -- Shouldn't It Love Hiring Vets?

Richard Arthur | Posted 11.11.2014 | Entertainment
Richard Arthur

We owe it to our vets -- and the American people -- to take steps to usher more veterans into the film and television business -- on set, in production offices and in the writer's room.

Frozen Dads Launch TV Show out of Viral YouTube Fame

Kristie Christie | Posted 11.06.2014 | Entertainment
Kristie Christie

As the popularity of reality TV fades, what is taking its place is amazing content that's being created by everyday people. We're experiencing something incredible - the democratization of content.

The Danger of Presuming Post-Sexuality

Jack Bryant | Posted 11.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Jack Bryant

My students saw homophobic language as obviously offensive. It wasn't something anyone, including the writer of the material, needed to point out to them. To do so was, in their mind, a waste of creative energy, perhaps even old-fashioned, like a heavy-handed morality tale. On the one hand I found this refreshing, but on the other, this discovery was also worrisome.

Kerry Washington Wants You To Know She's Not Olivia Pope

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment

If it's something weird and it don't look good, who you gonna call? Not Kerry Washington. When the "Scandal" actress visited "Late Night" on Monday...

Project Runway Empire

Dieter Holger | Posted 12.25.2014 | Entertainment
Dieter Holger

With the addition of Project Runway Threads and the continued success of Project Runway All Stars, the Project Runway universe continues to grow its media presence. This empire is on the rise, and surely fans hope it won't end up like Rome.

À La Carte Cable Is Almost Here

Shelly Palmer | Posted 11.03.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Let's try to imagine a world where anyone -- you, me, Google, the Chinese government, a VC firm, basically anyone with enough money -- could make a deal to distribute any channel of television over the public Internet. The key to understanding this is to define the word "channel."