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Snoop Dogg Calls for Roots Boycott: 'They Just Want to Keep Showing the Abuse That We Took'

Originally posted 05/30/2016 05:00PM

Snoop Dogg won't be watching Roots – and he's asking his fans to follow his lead.

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The PEOPLE Review: Roots Gets an Impressive, Powerful Remake

Originally posted 05/27/2016 04:00PM

Was there any need for History to remake ABC's famous miniseries Roots? Well, yes.

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Alone Winner Alan Kay Shares His Wilderness Survival Tips: Ask 'What's Going to Kill Me First, and What's Going to Kill Me Next?'

Originally posted 04/28/2016 06:55PM

The second season of the History Channel's Alone premiered last week, and the conditions were just as harsh as one can imagine.

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FIRST LOOK: Meet the Powerful New Cast of History's Roots

Originally posted 04/19/2016 03:30PM

[YOUTUBE "3-MI9ur3ZmA"] Roots established its place in 1977 as one of the most influential miniseries in history, now the History Channel is introducing Alex Haley's epic tale to a new generation.

Following suit with ABC's original multi-part TV event, which attracted nearly 130 million people during its original airing and remains to this day the most-watched miniseries in U.S. history, History's Roots' revival once again tells the story of the African teen Kunta Kinte – who is sold into slavery in America – and of the generations of Americans the follow in Kunta Kinte's legacy.

In addition to an exclusive First Look clip that gives insight the hardships that Kunta Kinte endures as he adjusts to his new life, PEOPLE can reveal seven characters who will play central roles in Roots' four-night run, starting this Memorial Day.

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Alone Star Alan Kay Lost 60 Lbs. in the Wild, Ate 'Slugs Sporadically' (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/20/2015 07:30PM

Scrounging for food in the wilderness will really take off the weight – especially if you're forced to sup on slugs from time to time.

Alan Kay, star of History channel's Alone, lost 60 lbs. during his voluntary exile to the wild of Vancouver Island, where he had to hunt, build his own shelter and deal with weather and predators. In this exclusive clip from the finale, Kay also admits to psychological distress.

Kay, 40, tells PEOPLE there wasn't much on the menu: "Limpets and seaweed were the staples. I also had mussels, crab, fish and slugs sporadically."

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Ax Men Pilot Killed in Helicopter Crash

William Bart Colantuono, Ax Men Pilot, Killed in Helicopter Crash

Originally posted 09/18/2013 02:00PM

A pilot killed this week when his helicopter crashed while attempting to lift logs in an Oregon forest has been identified as a former cast member of the History Channel series Ax Men.

Portland TV station KPTV reports William Bart Colantuono appeared on season three of the show. Producers issued a statement of condolences to the family and friends of the 54-year-old from Indialantic, Fla.

The History Channel described Colantuono's role on the reality show as "a smart pilot who isn’t afraid to take risks. He’s been flying for long time and views helicopter logging as a competitive sport. He competes against himself, against the machine and against the weather. At the end of each day, the amount of logs left up on the landing tells him if he’s won or lost. Bart has a lot riding on is shoulders, and he believes he’s ready for the challenge."

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Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars Marries Deanna Burditt

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Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars Marries Deanna Burditt

Originally posted 07/22/2013 06:30AM

Rick Harrison, the head honcho of the Gold and Silver Pawn shop, is no longer the boss in his own home ... now that he's married.

With friends and family and several fellow History Channel buddies on hand, the Pawn Stars ringleader wed girlfriend Deanna Burditt Sunday night in Laguna Beach, Calif.

"I'm living the dream," Harrison told PEOPLE after his engagement in February 2012.

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History Channel Won't Show Katie Holmes Miniseries The Kennedys | Katie Holmes

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History Channel Won't Show Katie Holmes Miniseries The Kennedys

Originally posted 01/07/2011 08:30PM

Who says you can't change history?

The ambitious eight-part miniseries The Kennedys, starring Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear, will no longer be shown on the History Channel in the United States this spring.

“While the film is produced and acted with the highest quality, after viewing the final product in its totality, we have concluded this dramatic interpretation is not a fit for the History brand," a network rep tells The Hollywood Reporter.

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