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Norman Lear Slams Donald Trump: 'He Is Archie Bunker – Can We All Seriously Agree This Is Bad for America?'

Originally posted 06/03/2016 02:40PM

Norman Lear created the Archie Bunker on the iconic '70s sitcom All in the Family, but he's not laughing at the similarities he sees between the lovable bigot and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

"He is Archie Bunker," the legendary producer said Thursday during a Writers Guild event, Deadline reports. "I think of Donald Trump as the middle finger of the American right hand."

Lear, 93, then asked the audience: "Why is this happening? Whether you're a Republican or a Democrat, can we all seriously agree this is bad for America?"

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VIDEO: 15 Heart-Warming Classic TV Christmas Moments and Miracles

Originally posted 12/09/2015 04:15PM

Television shows didn't invent the idea of a Christmas miracle, but they sure help remind us that come Dec. 25, there's a chance that whatever woe and strife we're facing could vanish in a single, magical instant. And while not every show has a Christmas moment – and not every Christmas episode delivers a miracle – we thought we'd celebrate the season with 15 of our favorites.

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Anthony Anderson Name-Checks 3 Sitcoms That Inspired Black-ish

Originally posted 09/23/2015 05:20PM

Talk about learning from your past.

When Anthony Anderson first sat down with black-ish creator Kenya Barris to work on their show, he had no idea what a hit it would be, but he sure knew what hit shows had paved its way.

Just ahead of blackish's season 2 premiere, the Emmy-nominated actor takes PEOPLE through three sitcoms that influenced both his childhood and TV's newest favorite family, the Johnsons.

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Stars Say Goodbye to Cory Monteith, James Gandolfini & More at the Emmys

Cory Monteith, James Gandolfini & More Late Stars Honored at the Emmys

Originally posted 09/22/2013 11:45PM

There was an outcry when the Emmy producers announced that they were paying special tribute during Sunday's telecast to five people the industry had lost over the past year.

The rumblings were so loud about what some saw as favoritism that even Emmys host Neil Patrick Harris stepped into the fray to explain the reasoning.

"I always find the In Memoriam is just really interesting because sometimes it seems weird that they keep the audio on in the house, so some people get applause and some people don't, and it turns it into this weird moment," he told Access Hollywood. "And you want that moment to be honoring those people, and not a competition."

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All In the Family Star Jean Stapleton Dies at 90 | Jean Stapleton

Jean Stapleton Dies at 90

Originally posted 06/01/2013 05:00PM

Jean Stapleton, the versatile actress who will forever be remembered for her long-running role as the dim-witted but deep-hearted Edith Bunker on the groundbreaking 1970s sitcom All in the Family, died Friday at her home in New York City, her family confirms.

Stapleton, who was 90, succumbed to natural causes.

Having already established a career during the 1950s and early '60s for playing nosy neighbor roles in such Broadway smashes as Damn Yankees, Funny Girl and Bells Are Ringing, in which she played the owner of the titular answering service, Stapleton entered the TV pantheon with her high-pitched comic voice (which was a gross exaggeration of her own), perfect timing (especially when Edith would be slow to catch on to something) and unrelenting love for her husband Archie Bunker (even while overlooking his bigotry, which she never shared).

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Poll: What's the Best TV Theme Song?

Pick the Best TV Theme Song

Originally posted 07/03/2012 01:15PM

Great TV show theme songs have a tendency to sneak up on you when you least expect it. Often times, you'll find yourself humming one while taking a shower or walking down the street – and soon enough it'll be stuck in your head for the entire rest of the day!

But that's what makes a theme great. It worms its way into your brain and stays there for as long as you can remember, just like a decent Top 40 hit. Sometimes, if it's good enough, it'll even stick around after a show has ended.

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I Love Lucy Actress Dies

Doris Singleton, I Love Lucy Actress, Dies at 92

Originally posted 06/28/2012 09:20AM

Doris Singleton, a character actress and comedian best known as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo’s neighbor Рand Lucy's frequent frenemy РCarolyn Appleby on I Love Lucy, has died, Lucie Arnaz, the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, confirmed.

"A day of saying hasta luego to two great ladies, Nora Ephron and Doris Singleton," Arnaz wrote on her Facebook page. "May they both fly swiftly heavenward and enjoy a blissful rest for jobs well done down here. They were loved and appreciated and will be missed."

Singleton was 92 and died Tuesday in Los Angeles, reports Variety.

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