WWE Legend 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper Dies at 61

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WWE legend “Rowdy" Roddy Piper dies at 61

The wrestler, who was born Roderick George Toombs, died in his sleep last night from cardiac arrest. Piper is such a WWE fixture that he even wrestled Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in the first Wrestlemania.


Jon Stewart: Lobbyist?

Politico reports that Stewart’s post-Daily Show plans include a September visit to Capitol Hill to lobby on behalf of a bill "extending an expiring law that provides billions of dollars in medical health benefits for the police, firefighters and other emergency rescue workers who spent time at Ground Zero, as well as survivors of the 2001 terrorist attacks."


Cosby Show producer admits the iconic show is now "kind of tarnished”

"I certainly think that at the moment the show is kind of tarnished,” exec producer Tom Werner of Carsey-Warner says of Bill Cosby’s rape allegations. "But hopefully people can distinguish between the show and Bill. I think about all the great episodes that we’ve done and the impact that it had. I’m certainly hoping that people can continue to watch it.”


Lucy Lawless won't reprise Xena role, but says of a reboot: “I know that NBC wants to do it"

The Hollywood Reporter says a deal is still in place to reboot Xena: Warrior Princess, and NBC would like to have Lawless involved in some capacity. At the TV press tour, Lawless, who was promoting Ash vs. Evil Dead, said of the Xena reboot: "I'd love to see it happen, and I know that NBC wants to do it but they're just trying to find a way and a time."


AMC orders Robert Redford’s The West, announces 15-episode season for Fear the Walking Dead

Spanning from 1865 to 1890,  the docudrama The West will be paired with Hell on Wheels and tell the stories of such notable figures as Wyatt Earp and Billy the Kid. PLUS: AMC renews Making of the Mob, and martial-arts drama Into the Badlands will debut this fall after The Walking Dead.


Bruce Campbell: Ash vs. Evil Dead has so much blood that I was temporarily blinded

"People ask me how much blood there is going to be,” he said at the TV Critics Association press tour. "I went blind the other day shooting a scene. I've been gagged once and went blind."


John Stamos tweets a pic of Nicky and Alex all grown up on the Fuller House set

"Boy, your sons grow up fast when you don't see them for 20yrs,” Stamos tweeted.


Jordana Brewster joins Secrets & Lies

She’ll play an attorney on Season 2 of the ABC series.


Check out Jessica Jones’ logo

The Marvel/Netflix series unveiled a new logo on its Twitter account.


CW moves up premiere date for Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

They’ll debut one week earlier than announced, on Oct. 12.

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