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‘South Park’ tackles gentrification: Does SoCo = SoDoSoPa?

11:32 am Oct. 9, 2015

Parts of the latest episode of Comedy Central’s “South Park,” which is in the throes of a season-long plot line about political correctness, looked eerily familiar.

As Austin contends with gentrification and the proliferation of condominiums in some of the

The ‘Happy Birthday’ song is now in the public domain, but here’s a fun alternative

10:01 pm Sep. 22, 2015

You know those checks you’ve been sending off every year after birthday celebrations? The royalty checks?

You don’t have to do that anymore.

A federal judge’s ruling Tuesday means that the song is now considered to be in the public domain. No longer protected by copyright, the song is free to be used by anyone, according to industry trade site Variety.

What? Oh, I hear you — it’s just not as much fun

Eleven funny tweets about Pluto

2:47 pm Jul. 14, 2015

Sure, we’ve all fallen in love with the one-time planet with the great big heart. The stunning photos of the heavenly body sent to Earth during the New Horizons fly-by have prompted everyone from Stephen Hawking to The Dandy Warhols to wax rhapsodic on social media.

But high-profile events bring out the smart-alecks, too. Here are eleven funny Pluto-related tweets we found on Twitter today:

Check out the new ‘Doctor Who’ trailer

5:33 pm Jul. 9, 2015

The trailer for the new season of the BBC’s “Doctor Who” just dropped, and it looks great (the series returns to BBC America on Sept. 19).

Star Peter Capaldi says, “Soaring through all of time and space, series nine sees the Doctor throw himself into life with a new hunger for adventure. The Cosmos is there for the taking, thrilling, epic and enticing, and his to play in. But he’s almost reckless

TV Pilot Watch 2015: ‘Grandfathered,’ Fox

4:30 pm Jul. 9, 2015

Stars: John Stamos, Josh Peck, Paget Brewster

Genre: Comedy

Network: Fox

Premise: Stamos portrays Jimmy, a playboy restaurateur who learns he fathered a son named Gerald (Peck) during a decades-ago one-night stand with Sara (Paget Brewster). Not only that, but

TV Pilot Watch 2015: ‘The Grinder’ Fox

3:54 pm Jul. 9, 2015

Stars: Fred Savage, Rob Lowe

Genre: Comedy

Network: Fox

Premise: Lowe plays Dean Sanderson, a childish and spoiled actor famous for portraying a lawyer in a network drama called “The Grinder.” When his show ends, he returns to rural