Study: Ellen DeGeneres did the most to influence Americans' attitudes about gay rights

Norman Weiss

Study: Ellen DeGeneres did the most to influence Americans' attitudes about gay rights

Ellen’s talk show was the most frequently cited in a survey of 2,000 Americans regarding their views on gays. Modern Family was deemed to be second-most influential.


Donald Trump sues Univision for $500 million

The Donald is accusing the Spanish-language broadcaster of defamation and breach of contract.


Miss USA co-hosts Cheryl Burke and Thomas Roberts quit over Trump’s comments about Mexico

Said Burke in a statement: "In light of the recent statements made by Donald Trump and the subsequent decision by NBC to cut ties with Mr. Trump, I cannot in good conscience move forward with participating in this year’s Miss USA Pageant as its co-host.”


Miss USA pageant will be streamed online

With no network home, the pageant will be streamed on July 12 at www.missuniverse.com/missusa. An announcement of a new host is forthcoming.


Agent Carter
is bringing back James D’Arcy and Enver Gjokaj

EW also reports that Chad Michael Murray, Bridget Regan and Lyndsy Fonseca are also expected to return for Season 2 of the Marvel series.


Watch Ted Cruz “audition” for The Simpsons

The Republican presidential candidate can impersonate everybody from Homer to Lisa.


Trey Parker and Matt Stone: South Park won’t end until it’s canceled by Comedy Central

"Every season, about three shows in, we say this should be the last season. Then we go away for a couple months and we're like, 'That was pretty good, let's do it again,'” says  Parker.


“Robin Williams Tunnel” passed by California’s State Legislature

The state Senate passed the proposal to rename the rainbow-colored tunnel north of San Francisco after Williams, 37-0. That was following the state Assembly’s 77-0 vote in April.


Amy Schumer says she “hung out” with Jon Stewart following Comedy Central’s Daily Show offer

"We had a piece of pizza and talked about the possibility of me hosting,” Schumer tells Howard Stern. But Schumer added that if she took the job, she "really felt like I would be betting against myself.” PLUS: Watch Schumer time-travel in new Inside Amy sketch.


NBC replaces Miss USA pageant with American Ninja Warrior

A three-hour American Ninja Warrior special called "USA vs. The World” will air on NBC on July 12 instead of the Miss USA pageant.


Minority Report
casts Nick Zano

The One Big Happy alum will co-star on the Fox series as the show has opted to split the twin brother leading roles.


Paris Hilton sues after an Egyptian TV show pranked her with a fake plane crash stunt

The hosts tried to make it appear Paris’ plane was crashing to get a rise out of her.


Scrubs
alum joins Suits

Aloma Wright will play Harvey Specter’s new secretary.


Watch Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner fall in love on IFC

When Ben was still dating Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Garner was married to Scott Foley in January 2003, Affleck appeared on Jon Favreau’s IFC series Dinner for Five with Colin Farrell and Kevin Smith. It was that episode where Garner and Affleck appeared to fall in love, a love that ended today with divorce.


Humans
has a solid debut

About 1.7 million watched the robot drama.


New Fear the Walking Dead poster features Santa Monica Beach and a dragging footprint

“Fear begins here,” reads the tagline.

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