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On Heigl, 'The Bachelorette', Sir Paul, Dahlin and more

This is what I'm thinking:

In case you are wondering about the controversy that led to actress Katherine Heigl apologizing for posing for some light photographs at Forest Lawn, she has relatives with roots here but isn't a Western New York native.

Heigl's mother, the former Nancy Engelhardt, is a 1961 graduate of Amherst High School. According to multiple biographies, Heigl was born in Washington, D.C., moved to Connecticut when she was 5 and moved again to Los Angeles with her mother after her parents separated.

Her older brother Jason was buried in Forest Lawn after a fatal car accident in 1986.

By the way, Heigl was spotted at a Dash's grocery store and a Grand Island gas station while she was here last weekend and reportedly visited the gravesites of her brother and grandparents.

The former "Grey's Anatomy" star, whose film career includes key roles in "Knocked Up" and "27 Dresses," has been in a couple of recent TV series flops. She was a CIA analyst in NBC's "State of Affairs" in 2014 and a lawyer in CBS' "Doubt" in 2017.

Heigl, who is married to musician Josh Kelley, is playing another lawyer in the next season of "Suits," the USA Network series that lost one of its female stars to a prince: Meghan Markle married Prince Harry.

"Suits" is filmed in Toronto, which enabled Heigl to visit her relatives here before last weekend.

She wrote on Facebook that she was here May 19, got up early to watch the royal wedding and dressed up "in our fancy attire for dinner at the Country Club of Buffalo where we pretend we're attending the royal reception."

She was shown in a picture with her three children and identified her Buffalo relatives as Aunt Deb and Uncle Larry and thanked them "for the most wonderful time."

Katherine Heigl's apology for cemetery photos reveals her Buffalo roots

Jason Tartick still didn't get much screen time in Monday's episode of "The Bachelorette," which made you wonder why the Western New York native was the second person to get a rose from Becca Kufrin at the end of the episode. He doesn't cause any drama, which probably is why he isn't on much. The show highlights the guys who cause trouble.

In the previews for the next episode, Jason tells Becca he loves her. But so do some other guys. They should rename the show "Everybody Loves Becca."

I'm told Monday's episode is a big one for Jason.

I'm a little late on this, but if you didn't see James Corden's installment of "Carpool Karaoke" with Paul McCartney on "The Late, Late Show" last week, head to On Demand or YouTube.

Or click on the link above.

The 24-minute episode features McCartney and Corden singing Beatles tunes, Sir Paul explaining that "Let It Be" was inspired by his mother Mary, giving a tour of his Liverpool childhood home and ends with a trip to a local pub, where he surprised a small group of fans who couldn't believe their eyes or ears as he sang some tunes with a band.

The small group became a large crowd once word-of-mouth spread. This was such a terrific episode that CBS should replay it in prime time. It already has great word-of-mouth. It reportedly hit 100 million views on Facebook and YouTube as of Wednesday. That's almost a Super Bowl number.

In case you wondered, the local rating for the segment of the NHL Draft Friday in which the Buffalo Sabres selected Rasmus Dahlin as the No. 1 pick was almost exactly the same as the average rating for Sabres games this past season. The addition of Dahlin should spike the ratings for games next season.

The Dahlin Show sizzles in Buffalo on NHL draft night

Loved the opening of the late night shows Tuesday night when NBC's Jimmy Fallon, CBS' Stephen Colbert and TBS' Conan O'Brien teamed up on a bit that mocked President Trump's mocking of them a night earlier. If you wondered why Jimmy Kimmel wasn't involved, he apparently is on vacation this week. ABC ran a rerun of his late night show Tuesday.

CBS announced it has extended its streaming deal to carry National Football League games on the pay service CBS All Access until 2022 and has added a new wrinkle:

The games will now be available via mobile phones and tablets to subscribers of CBS All-Access, which costs $5.99 a month, by authenticating with their cable provider on and the CBS apps for mobile and connected TV.

You'll be able to see the games only in the market where you are.

In other words, if you are in Buffalo you will see the games carried by the CBS affiliate (Channel 4) here.

If you are somewhere else in the country, you will see the games that the CBS affiliate is carrying where you are.

The new wrinkle most likely primarily will appeal to people who aren't at home to watch the games on free TV and who appreciate the other programming offered by CBS All-Access. It carries several new pay-TV shows, as well as a huge library of old shows.

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