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Cuba Gooding Jr. Defends American Crime Story Airing the N-Word: 'Our Job as Artists Is to Reflect the Ills of Society'

Originally posted 03/09/2016 08:35AM

Playing O.J. Simpson defense attorney F. Lee Bailey in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Nathan Lane called the n-word "the most powerful word in the English language" – and gleefully threatened to "impale" Det. Mark Fuhrman, who discovered key evidence at the crime scene but allegedly had a history of using the racist epithet.

During Tuesday night's episode, Bailey asked Fuhrman (Steven Pasquale) on the stand if he'd used the slur in the past 10 years, repeating the word multiple times – just as he did in real life as stunned Americans watched the proceedings on TV.

Cuba Gooding Jr. tells PEOPLE he stands by the show not censoring the controversial term.

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The People v. O.J. Simpson's Shocking, Uncensored N-Word Scene Sparks Passionate Response on Twitter

Originally posted 03/08/2016 11:30PM

Tuesday's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story includes what may go down as one of the most shocking scenes on television this year.

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2016 Presidential Elections

Late-Night Comics John Oliver and Jimmy Kimmel Take Their Best Stabs Yet at Dethroning Donald Trump

Originally posted 03/01/2016 01:50PM

With Donald Trump poised for a potential near-sweep on Super Tuesday, everyone from his presidential rivals to Republican Party elders to GOP celebrities have been doing their darndest to dethrone the billionaire businessman from his front-runner position.

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Nathan Lane Is Married! Tony Award-Winning Star Weds Partner of 18 Years Devlin Elliott

Nathan Lane Is Married! Tony Award-Winning Star Weds Partner of 18 Years Devlin Elliott

Originally posted 11/19/2015 11:00PM

Nathan Lane is a married man!

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Late Night

Nathan Lane 'Still Reeling' from Zayn's One Direction Exit

Originally posted 04/01/2015 01:00PM

Boy-band drama knows no generational bounds.

While visiting Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday, Nathan Lane described his devastation upon learning of Zayn Malik's recent departure from One Direction.

"Like the rest of the country, I am still reeling from the news," Lane said.

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Modern Family

Elizabeth Banks Can't Resist a 'Shower with a Bunch of Men' on Modern Family (VIDEO)

Originally posted 02/18/2015 03:00PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "4065610249001" "" "" "auto"] You can take the girl out of the party, but can you take the party out of the girl?

Wednesday's Modern Family argues that it's possible when Elizabeth Banks returns as Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron's (Eric Stonestreet) best friend Sal, who has morphed from a wild child into the consummate earth mother.

Before Sal arrives at her belated baby shower, Cam can't help but joke about her checkered past: "She's been tough to pin down lately, but we knew she'd never miss the chance to shower with a bunch of men."

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Elaine Stritch Given Starry Broadway Tribute

Elaine Stritch Given Starry Broadway Tribute

Originally posted 11/18/2014 06:40AM

Nathan Lane, Bernadette Peters, Laura Benanti and Holland Taylor and writer Liz Smith lead a tearful and raucous tribute Monday to Elaine Stritch, the funny and irascible theater star who put the broad in Broadway.

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20 Reasons Why The Lion King Still Rules 20 Years Later | The Lion King

The Lion King

UpdatePosted 06/13/2014 06:30PM

20 Reasons Why The Lion King Still Rules 20 Years Later

Originally posted 06/13/2014 02:35PM

Hey, here's something that will make you feel old! The Lion King is turning 20 on Sunday. The Disney masterpiece roared (shh, let us have that one) into theaters on June 15, 1994, where it would "Hakuna Matata" its way to becoming the second-highest-grossing film of the year, earning an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and two Grammys in the process.

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