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Cultural changes in attitude toward TV

Manjula Stokes has twice sworn off television, once throwing a set off…

 

Courtesy PhotoSan Francisco’s Russell Jackson is among the competitors on the new season of “Food Network Star.”

Savvy chef Russell Jackson seeking permanent TV gig

To become a reality-TV cooking star requires personality, on-camera charisma and culinary…

 

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From reality TV to really live

Fans of blockbuster dance reality shows “So You Think You Can Dance”…

 

COURTESY PHOTOAfter hours: Mikey Roe

Late-night dining show kicks off in The City

The premiere of "Feed the Beast" on Wednesday on the Travel Channel …

COURTESY PHOTOAfter hours: Mikey Roe
COURTESY PHOTOPreservation issues: Off-roading

'California Forever' looks at parks’ past and future

California without Yosemite is a terrifying thought. But the famed park that…

COURTESY PHOTOPreservation issues: Off-roading
Courtesy photoSouth San Francisco native Kurt Yaeger — who lost his leg in a 2006 motorcycle accident — rejoins the “Sons of Anarchy” cast for the fifth-season premiere Sept. 11.

'Sons of Anarchy' star scoffs at challenges

Most people don’t go from lying by the roadside with a broken…

Courtesy photoSouth San Francisco native Kurt Yaeger — who lost his leg in a 2006 motorcycle accident — rejoins the “Sons of Anarchy” cast for the fifth-season premiere Sept. 11.
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Drew Carey going back to stand-up roots

Drew Carey is slipping into Cobb’s Comedy Club for two nights this…

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Courtesy photoSpecial guest: Dot Jones from TV’s “Glee” is the grand marshal of Sunday’s SF Pride parade.

Dot Jones carries a tune for ‘Glee’

The paraphrased expression “music soothes the savage beast” has taken on new…

Courtesy photoSpecial guest: Dot Jones from TV’s “Glee” is the grand marshal of Sunday’s SF Pride parade.
Courtesy photoWoman of many talents: Singer Cyndi Lauper is working on a new reality show and lobbying

The busy life of Cyndi Lauper — on film

To construct her new reality-TV series, alterna-pop queen and gay-rights activist Cyndi…

Courtesy photoWoman of many talents: Singer Cyndi Lauper is working on a new reality show and lobbying
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Don Cornelius, ‘Soul Train’ host, found dead of gunshot wound

Don Cornelius, the creator and longtime host of “Soul Train,” was found…

Reuters file photoDon Cornelius

Kremlin TV to air Julian Assange's new show

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's new talk show will be broadcast on RT,…

Israeli TV station shutdown averted

An Israeli TV station critical of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says its…

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Sketchfest show digs deep into past to find the funny

Returning for their fourth year at the 11th annual SF Sketchfest are…

Courtesy photoComic cops: Kerri Kenney-Silver
Reuters file photoRicky Gervais says he has his jokes ready for the Golden Globes on Sunday.

Ricky Gervais keeps Golden Globes joke targets under wraps

Ricky Gervais said on Friday he has already come up with jokes…

Reuters file photoRicky Gervais says he has his jokes ready for the Golden Globes on Sunday.
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'MythBusters' cannonball rips through house, van

A stunt for the TV show "MythBusters" sent an errant cannonball through…

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Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino (AP file photo)Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino (AP file photo)

‘The Situation’ causes situation at Las Vegas Apple Store

The blogosphere is abuzz with news that MTV’s “Jersey Shore” “star” Mike…

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino (AP file photo)Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino (AP file photo)
Great ingredients: Ching-He Huang appears in “Easy Chinese: San Francisco

‘Easy Chinese’ comes to San Francisco

Debuting at 10 a.m. Saturday on the Cooking Channel is “Easy Chinese:…

Great ingredients: Ching-He Huang appears in “Easy Chinese: San Francisco
Cute and colorful: Kim Dwinell’s bookish beast is among the characters featured in the Thacher Gallery exhibit “Monsters in the Bookshelf” at the University of San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)

Cartoons, monsters invade USF Thacher Gallery

Scooby-Doo and Shaggy look scared. Drawn in pencil on a large piece…

Cute and colorful: Kim Dwinell’s bookish beast is among the characters featured in the Thacher Gallery exhibit “Monsters in the Bookshelf” at the University of San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)

The down-low from D.L. Hughley

Despite shifting from gang member to telemarketer to comedian and actor, D.L.…

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