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First Look: Disney Sets Season 4 Premiere Date for Jessie

Debby Ryan

Disney Channel's highly rated sitcom Jessie returns for its fourth season on Friday, Jan. 9 at 8:30/7:30c.

Jessie stars Debby Ryan as the nanny for a group of kids adopted by movie stars (think Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie). In the season premiere, "But Africa is So-Fari," the kids think Jessie is going to Africa to find her ex-fiancé. They make the trip to the continent themselves, but then end up on an adventure.

Here's a first look at Season 4 of Jessie.

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MasterChef Junior Producer Dissects the Season Finale, Joe Bastianich's Exit and What's Next

Gordon Ramsay, Logan, Samuel

MasterChef Junior wraps up its sophomore season on Tuesday night (8/7c on Fox) with one last cook-off between finalists Samuel, 12, and Logan, 11. But executive producer Robin Ashbrook is already looking to winter, as the reality hit immediately returns on Jan. 6 with its third cycle.

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VIDEO: Oprah and Jimmy Fallon Star in Auto-Tuned '80s Soap Opera

Oprah Winfrey and Jimmy Fallon

Oprah Winfrey made her first appearance on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show, but this isn't the first time the duo has worked together.

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Beyonce and Jay Z Sued Over "Drunk in Love"

Drunk in Love video

BeyonceJay Z and Timbaland have been sued over their hit collaboration "Drunk in Love," the New York Daily News reports.

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Jennifer Aniston Goes Topless, Slams Pressure Placed on Women to Have Kids

Jennifer Aniston for Allure

Jennifer Aniston posed topless for the January issue of Allure, in which the actress spoke out against the sexist double standards she's endured.

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Watch My Show: Benched's Michaela Watkins and Damon Jones Answer Our Showrunner Survey

Eliza Coupe

Michaela Watkins is best known for her roles on Saturday Night Live, Trophy Wife, and Enlightened. But she's also a writer and producer, and with partner Damon Jones (who Watkins met when they were part of L.A.'s comedy stage show The Groundlings), is behind the USA comedy, Benched. Eliza Coupe stars as a high-powered lawyer who falls from grace and looks to rebuild her life as a public defender. Watkins and Jones tell us why we should do time with Benched.... read more

Once Upon a Time Bosses Hint at a Magical Cruella, Promise More Robin Hood

Victoria Smurfit

The Once Upon a Time powers that be won't be going by the storybook this time.

On the midseason finale on Sunday, Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) was forced by his wife Belle (Emilie de Ravin) to step over Storybrooke's town line and thus into our magic-free world. Naturally, he's already devised a plan to get his previous life back, but it required allying with his former enemies, the Queens of Darkness... read more

VIDEO: Samuel L. Jackson Challenges Celebs to Sing Protest Song Referencing “Racist Police”

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson has issued his own challenge to the celebrities who took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge this summer as a way to raise awareness about another important cause.

On Saturday, the actor posted a video to his Facebook page in which he sings a song that was sung during demonstrations in New York over the weekend to protest the recent killings of unarmed black men... read more

Sons of Anarchy’s Final Ride Was the Most Watched Season in FX History

Sons of Anarchy

Jax Teller's ride may be over, but Sons of Anarchy will live forever in ratings history.

The show's final season was the network's most watched season of any series in the network's 20-year history. read more

Bill Cosby’s Wife Speaks Out: "He Is the Man You Thought You Knew"

Bill Cosby

After more than a dozen women publicly accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault, the actor's wife has finally spoken out in his defense.

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