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Jimmy Kimmel Returns to Late Night With Baby Billy to Rally Around Threatened Kids’ Program

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After taking a week off for his baby Billy’s latest heart surgery, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host Jimmy Kimmel returned to the late night show — baby Billy in tow — to provide an update to his fans and to call for help in safeguarding another key government program that helps sick kids, just like Billy.

“Daddy cries on TV, but Billy doesn’t, it’s unbelievable,” a teary Kimmel said as he updated the audience on Billy’s latest — successful! — surgery. Guest hosts, including Tracee Ellis Ross, Neil Patrick Harris, and Melissa McCarthy, all filled in for Kimmel last week.

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Kimmel also used his introductory monologue to discuss the threatened Chip program, a health insurance program for about nine million American children that, as he notes, “almost certainly covers children that you know. »

- Kate Erbland

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Larry King ‘Unequivocally Denies’ Groping Allegations Waged By Eddie Fisher’s Ex-Wife

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Larry King has hit back at claims that he groped singer and actor Eddie Fisher’s ex-wife, Terry Richard, on two separate occasions in the early aughts. Earlier this week, Richard told Daily Mail TV that King groped her on two different occasions, both at baseball awards dinners held at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.

Daily Mail TV reports that Richard “said in the first incident, while posing together for a photo, King slid his hand down her backless dress and rested his fingers in between her butt cheeks…Richard claims the second time was also while they were taking a photo together, and King, now 84, squeezed her butt so hard that it left a large bruise.”

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The first incident took place in 2005, the second just one year later in 2006. Richard told Daily Mail TV, “Larry King is a groper. »

- Kate Erbland

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Tig Notaro: Louis C.K.’s Forced Departure from ‘One Mississippi’ Was ‘A Huge Relief’

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While promoting “One Mississippi” during an appearance on “The View,” star and co-creator Tig Notaro reflected on losing Louis C.K. as a series executive producer last month, a consequence for the sexually harassing behavior he admitted to following a New York Times investigation quoting five accusers.

“It’s a huge relief,” Notaro told the hosts on December 11, explaining that she learned of C.K.’s alleged behavior soon after she sold the series with him attached. “I started publicly trying to distance myself from him almost two years [ago].”

On November 10, one day after the Times published their story — giving Notaro the last word — FX Networks and FX Productions cancelled its overall deal with C.K.’s production company, Pig Newton, Inc., meaning he would no longer oversee “Better Things,” “Baskets,” “One Mississippi,” and “The Cops,” a once-planned animated series he conceptualized with Albert Brooks. The deal was first announced in »

- Jenna Marotta

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‘Portlandia’ Season 8: Kath and Dave Highlight the Dos and Don’ts of Escape Rooms — Watch

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Kath and Dave are two of Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen’s most intense creations. Whether they’re trying to save the human race (after a local power outage) or going out for tapas (and dancing on the table), this couple doesn’t do anything half-assed.

Add escape rooms to the list.

In IndieWire’s exclusive video below, Kath and Dave team up with two strangers to work an escape room. Needless to say, they’re not the best team players, though one could argue their intensity only helps in the end.

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The video below is not only a new look at the final season, but the second in a series of videos premiering before the Season 8 debut. IFC and IndieWire are partnering to bring you exclusive sketches from “Portlandia” Season 8. Over the next six weeks, »

- Ben Travers

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Netflix Reveals the Most Binge-Watched Shows of 2017: ‘American Vandal,’ ’13 Reasons Why,’ and More

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Netflix is notorious for keeping all streaming data hidden from public knowledge, but the company has broken its silence by revealing which shows were the most binged in 2017. Netflix looked at the average daily viewing hours per user from November 2016 to November 2017 to come up with its official “Shows We Devoured” list, which is surprisingly topped by the acclaimed true crime spoof “American Vandal.”

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Series viewed more than two hours per day were considered “devoured,” while those viewed less than two hours a day were categorized as “savored.” The Emmy-winning drama series “The Crown” topped the “Shows We Savored” list, which also included numerous comedy titles such as “Big Mouth,” “Neo Yokio,” “Disjointed,” “Dear White People,” and Glow.” The most-binged list included popular foreign titles like the Brazilian series “3%” and the Mexican political drama “Ingobernable.”

The full lists are below, »

- Zack Sharf

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Mario Batali Accused of Sexual Harassment by Multiple Women, Steps Down From ‘The Chew’

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Celebrity chef and restaurateur Mario Batali has been accused of sexual harassment by four women in a new report published by Eater New York. The women have chosen to remain anonymous. The allegations date back two decades and claim that Batali had groped women’s breast and buttocks in the past. Batali responded to the claims by admitting to Eater that the behavior described in the allegations “match up” to past actions.

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“I apologize to the people I have mistreated and hurt,” Batali said. “Although the identities of most of the individuals mentioned in these stories have not been revealed to me, much of the behavior described does, in fact, match up with ways I have acted. That behavior was wrong and there are no excuses. I take full responsibility and am deeply sorry for any pain, »

- Zack Sharf

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‘The Orville’ Season 1: What’s Improved, What Hasn’t, and What May Be The Show’s Fatal Flaw

11 December 2017 6:00 AM, PST

It’s been somewhat impossible to detangle any critical consideration of Fox’s “The Orville” from “Star Trek,” the franchise to which it’s hard to deny a connection. But even when evaluating “The Orville” on its own merits at the start of Season 1, the first three episodes screened by critics were hard-going, as Seth MacFarlane’s “space adventure” featured a wildly fluctuating tone, major pacing issues, and entire scenes that served only to deliver exposition.

It was enough to inspire a harsh review when the show premiered. But while the problems with those early episodes were numerous, some of them could be attributed to the sort of stumbles that occur at the beginning of any new series.

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After seeing the full first season, there’s no denying that there »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘The Walking Dead’ Review: The Saviors Strike Back In Bad Choice-Filled Finale

10 December 2017 11:10 PM, PST

Whose Episode Is It?

Since it’s the mid-season finale, basically every named character gets at least one line of dialogue, but the biggest focus is poor ol’ optimistic Carl, who grew a pesky conscience between seasons. And we all know where a conscience gets you on “The Walking Dead.” The episode is titled after one of Carl’s lines of dialogue (in one of those patented, infuriating “Oh, by the way” flashback moments of character development that the show loves to use) where he tries to convince Rick that he should probably start thinking about the world that will exist after the war. But the episode is largely unconcerned with the moral arguments the show’s been raising all season, in favor of a lot of running and shooting (which, fair enough, has also been heavily featured all season). There’s plenty of Carl, but it doesn’t add »

- Jeff Stone

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‘Outlander’ Review: The Sweltering Jamaican Heat Leads to a Lukewarm Season Finale

10 December 2017 6:00 PM, PST

[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “Outlander” Season 3 Episode 13, “Eye of the Storm.”]

Unrequited, Requited Love

Three seasons in and it’s very likely that Claire and Jamie have as many lives as a cat, given the various arrests, witch hunts, and enemies they have out to do them harm. Yet every single time they seem to escape with barely a scratch, as was the case in this season-ender. Despite being dragged off by the overeager Porpoise captain and arrested at the end of last week’s penultimate episode, Jamie managed to predictably finagle himself out of being hauled back overseas thanks to a quick intervention by Lord John Grey and Fergus. As such, he was able to return to Claire and help her secure Young Ian’s safe return, and the entire Fraser clan made it out alive, albeit with a few more emotional scars than when they first entered that cave.

Since that all went down in the first half of »

- Amber Dowling

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