Report: NFL pressured ESPN to pull out of PBS ‘Frontline’ documentary on concussions

08.23.13 4 years ago

Report: NFL pressured ESPN to pull out of PBS “Frontline” documentary on concussions
According to the co-author of the oral history of ESPN, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell personally expressed displeasure with the direction of the film after a trailer was released at the recent TV Critics Association, though the NFL denies asking ESPN to pull out of the project.

Julie Bowen: “Modern Family” is 10 steps behind “Glee,” but we finally address gay marriage
“We address gay marriage” in the season premiere,” Bowen tells E! “We address it. I so admire Ryan Murphy and ‘Glee’ and how they’ve taken a musical and a comedy, but they also really deliver very serious messages. We’re still like 10 steps behind that. I don’ t know if we’ll ever be there.” PLUS: “Modern Family” has its 100th table read.

Are these the new “SNL” featured players?

Comedian John Milhiser, actress Noël Wells and performers Kyle Mooney and Beck Bennett have emerged as the favorites to join next season’s cast. PLUS: Watch them in action.

Jimmy Fallon to present Justin Timberlake with the Vanguard Award at VMAs
Fallon on Sunday will present Timberlake with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

Here’s your 1st look at Kim Kardashian’s baby
North West was revealed on Kris Jenner’s talk show.

“The X Files” creator is developing a new show for AMC
Chris Carter says of his project, “I think that I am treading on some of this interesting ground that Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden, and Julian Assange have uncovered for us.”

Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench sign on for BBC movie
He’ll romance her in “Esio Trot.”

Lea Thompson to star in TV movie “My Mother’s Future Husband”
She’ll play a widowed mother in the UP Television film.

Alexis Denisof joins “Grimm”

The guest casting will reunite Denisof with “Grimm” co-creator David Greenwalt, who also co-created “Angel.”

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