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Did Tony Dow really have to die twice? The Leave it to Beaver star was first reported dead Tuesday, but that premature message was quickly retracted. Dow clung to one more day before officially succumbing to cancer on Wednesday, July 27. He was 77. It is easy to forgive his wife Lauren for that first

Many of the TV icons I grew up with are dropping like flies. Poor Tony Dow, for example. The Leave it to Beaver brother clings to life after already being declared dead in many premature on-line reports. It’s wonderful, then, to celebrate the impressive and productive longevity of Norman Lear. The producers of such shows

The Amazing Race Canada was solidly in first place again as Canada’s most-watched broadcast network series the week of July 11-17. It was one of several reality competition series in Numeris’s weekly Top-30 tally of Canadians ages 2+ as calculated over Live+7 day viewing. Citytv’s simulcast of America’s Got Talent and two episodes of Big

I’ve interviewed hundreds of TV and movie stars. Only one treated me to a full-throated, operatic aria: Paul Sorvino. The New York native, famed for playing gangsters or cops in film (“Goodfellas”) and television (the original Law & Order), passed away July 25 at 83. In 2017, me and a few other reporters met Sorvino

FRI/JULY 22 The Grey Man (Netflix). Directed by the Russo brothers, this $200 million spy thriller stars Ryan Gosling as a top CIA agent who becomes the subject of a man hunt with a former colleague (Christ Evans) in hot pursuit. Ana de Armas, Wagner Moura, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfre Woodard, and Regé-Jean Page also star.