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Piers Morgan Exits CNN After Turning Down 2-Year Deal
Piers Morgan, the CNN primetime host whose efforts to provide the network with a new type of celebrity-interview show met with ratings headwinds, has officially left the cable news channel after decli...
Digital Audience Ratings: ‘Kimmel’ Snags Top Spot With a Little Help From His ‘Friends’
Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR), a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to TV shows (the Film version launches this...
Watch: The Trailer Park Boys Oppose Legal Pot in Exclusive Clip from 'Don't Legalize It'
The Trailer Park Boys are hitting cinemas for a third time with "Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It." If you're unfamiliar with "the boys," you're in luck, as season 8 of the moc...
Variety to Publish Weekly TV and Film Fan Engagement Measurement Combining All Major Digital Platforms
Committed to helping the entertainment industry understand how consumers are engaging with U.S. content, Variety will begin publishing a new measurement of  TV/film-related fan activity across all ma...
Venice Film Review: ‘A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence’
In a Venice Film Festival lineup full of cynicism, suicide and despair, who would expect the new Roy Andersson picture — “the final part of a trilogy on being a human being” — to be the most l...
OSCARS: Serbia Sends ‘See You in Montevideo’ to Academy Awards
LONDON — “See You in Montevideo,” directed by Dragan Bjelogrlic, has been selected as Serbia’s entry for the Academy Award for foreign-language film, according to the InSerbia News...
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Moms Shopping for Baby Gear Are Swayed by Online Recommendations
A new survey from BabyCenter finds that nearly two-thirds of upper-income millennial moms are influenced by online recommendations when shopping for baby gear. Findings from the Johnson & Johns...
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Chris Brown Pleads Guilty to Assault, Sentenced to Time Served
"To say that he's been punished severely in this matter is an understatement," Brown's attorney saidread more
CBS, Fox Affiliates in Major Markets Go Dark on DirecTV Amid Retrans Dispute
The carriage standoff between DirecTV and Raycom Media has blacked out Big Four network affils on the satcaster in major markets including Cleveland, Cincinnati, Charlotte, N.C., and West Palm Beach, ...
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Oscars: Balkans and Baltics Choose Submissions for Best Foreign Language Race
Croatia, Serbia, Finland and Estonia have announced their nominations for the categoryread more
Jimi Jamison, Survivor Lead Singer, Dead at 63
Jimi Jamison, the lead singer of the rock band Survivor, died Sunday after suffering a heart attack in his Memphis, Tenn. home. He was 63. “The entire Survivor family is very shocked and sadden...
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'Community' Cast Explains Dan Harmon's Craziness and Creativity in New 'Harmontown' Trailer
"I have a Fox pilot I'm supposed to be writing right now, and if they saw what I was doing, they'd be very upset with me"read more
'Gone Girl' and 'St. Vincent' Form the Core of the Zurich Film Festival Lineup
The Zurich Film Festival has announced a selection of prominent films in the Gala Premiere section that form the core of the festival. READ MORE: Zurich Film Festival Announces First Slate of F...
Watch: The Amanda Knox Case Gets the Film Treatment in Exclusive Clip from 'The Face of an Angel'
In 2007, a 21-year-old British student named Meredith Kercher was murdered in Perugia, Italy. Almost immediately, her roommate, Amanda Knox, was suspected of committing the crime. The story made inter...
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Ad of the Day: Guinness Africa Thrillingly Celebrates Being 'Made of Black'
Guinness's provocatively themed "Made of Black" campaign links the color of its beer to the vibrant spirit of young Africans. AMV BBDO in London, working with BBDO offices in Africa, ...
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Listen to Prince's Two New Songs Ahead of Forthcoming Album Releases
"U Know" and "Whitecaps"read more
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Piers Morgan Officially Exits CNN, Says He Declined Two-Year Deal
His eponymous talk show ended in Marchread more
TV Review: ‘My Friends Call Me Johnny’
Since its rebranding, Esquire is hardly the highest-profile network around, but it’s making a pretty strong bid to be one of the more obnoxious. Pushing a jet-setting lifestyle, the channel and movi...
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Chris Wallace Talks Candidly About Fox News Channel's Ferguson Coverage
The anchor, who recently celebrated his 50th anniversary in news, says the mainstream media "absolutely" leans left and it's up to consumers to figure out whom to trustread more
13 Fall TV Burning Questions: What's Stephen Colbert Really Like? Can NBC Stay No. 1?
No one would have guessed at the start of last season that NBC would end 2013-14 on top, that shows starring Robin Williams and Michael J. Fox wouldn't last the season, or that Stephen Colbert wou...

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