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"Sharknado 2: The Second One" Airs Tonight
If Ian Ziering didn't need health insurance he might not have made "Sharknado." He worried that the movie would turn out to be really bad. But an actor has to make a certain amount of money each year to be eligible for health insurance, so he took the job, and it turned out to be one of the biggest hits of his career. Ziering now stars in the sequel "Sharknado 2: The Second One," which airs tonight on Syfy.


Will "Sharknado 2" Eat Twitter Again?
The first "Sharknado" blew up Twitter. People were posting about 5,000 tweets per minute. We'll see if people are as interested in the sequel, which airs tonight on Syfy. If not, they'll have another chance. "Sharknado 3" is in the works.

"Get On Up" - Chadwick Boseman
Chadwick Boseman was terrified of playing James Brown in "Get On Up." How terrified? Here are the percentages. Boseman says 60 percent of his fear came from learning to dance like Brown and 30 percent was from the pressure of trying to dispel the myths about Brown. The other 10 percent was just a general fear of playing an icon. "Get On Up" opens Friday.

"Extant" Being Moved Back An Hour To Try To Boost Ratings
"Extant" is being moved back an hour to see if it can get better ratings. Starting tonight, it'll air at 10, Eastern daylight time, right after "Criminal Minds." CBS hopes Criminal Minds will be a better lead-in than "Big Brother." Extant was watched by about six and a-half million people last week. That's good enough for 10th place in the ratings, but not as good as CBS was hoping for its highest-profile new drama of the summer. Both episodes of "America's Got Talent" rank one and two in the ratings. They were each watched by more than 10 million people. "The Bachelorette" is in sixth place, followed by "Under the Dome" and "Big Brother."

Derek Hough, Mark Ballas Show About Flipping Houses
Derek Hough and Mark Ballas are good at flips on the dance floor. We'll see how good they are at flipping houses. They're going to team up for a new renovation series on HGTV. Hough and Ballas will rehab a house they bought in Southern California and try to sell it for a profit. The four episodes will air early next year.

Jay Leno Returning To NBC
Jay Leno returns to NBC tomorrow night. He'll be a guest mentor on "Last Comic Standing."



Cyberspace News
Cyberspace News
Senate Bill Would End NSA Phone Records Collection
Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil liberties groups and the White House.
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Dodgers-Scully
Vin Scully isn't ready to hang up his mic.
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"Sharknado 2: The Second One" Airs Tonight
If Ian Ziering didn't need health insurance he might not have made "Sharknado."
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Music News
Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett Record Jazz Album
Tony Bennett says the public is about to find out what a great singer Lady Gaga is.
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