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Thomas Schlamme Compares WGN America’s ‘Manhattan’ to ‘West Wing’
Creator Sam Shaw and director Thomas Schlamme of WGN America’s new show “Manhattan” compared their recent work on the 1940s period drama to hit shows “Masters of Sex” and “The West Wing”...
‘True Detective’ Season 2 Scripts ‘More Exciting’ Than Season 1; Castings Likely Within a Week
The first two scripts for Season 2 of “True Detective” are even more exciting than the ones for the first season, and some castings will likely be announced in the next week, HBO programmi...
‘Fargo's’ Allison Tolman Says Her First Emmy Nomination Is ‘Beyond Insane’
As of Thursday, Allison Tolman is an Emmy nominee after having just one series regular role on FX's “Fargo.” “It's beyond insane,” Tolman told TheWrap on Tuesday after ...
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'The Giver': New Footage Premieres OneRepublic Song 'Ordinary Human' (Video)
The Ryan Tedder-fronted band lends a fresh track to the Lois Lowry adaptation with Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift and Brenton Thwaites.read more
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Travel + Leisure Editor Nancy Novogrod Steps Down
Travel + Leisure editor in chief Nancy Novogrod announced today that she plans to step down after more than two decades at the magazine’s helm. Novogrod joined Travel + Leisure in 1993 follow...
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Zohra Sehgal, Centurian Bollywood Actress, Dies
Zohra Sehgal, a veteran Bollywood character actress, who was featured in such English-language films as “Bend It Like Beckham,” “The Mystic Masseur” and “Mistress of Spic...
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TCA Live Blog – HBO Presentation
The latest updates from HBO’s presentation at the Television Critics Ass. summer press tour in Los Angeles.
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Elvis Mitchell Replaces David Ansen as Film Independent Curator
David Ansen has stepped down as artistic director of the Los Angeles Film Festival and Elvis Mitchell will assume his role in the newly created post of Film Independent Curator. Mitchell will be respo...
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Emmy Nomination ‘Snubs:’ So Who Would You Give the Boot?
Michael Sheen is really, really good in Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.” And if push comes to shove, you could make a case for omitting Kevin Spacey or Jeff Daniels — the latter in the way MVP...
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CBS Films Buys Cannes Labor Union Movie ‘Pride’
CBS Films has acquired U.S. rights to the British dramedy “Pride” two months after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. It’s planning an awards season push with a Sept. 19 launc...
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Homestar Runner to Relaunch Soon
Cheer up Strong Sad: Homestar Runner is coming back. Co-creator Matt Chapman announced the return of the hallowed Web cartoon on the Jeff Rubin Show! podcast to the delight of the Internet audi...
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Emmy Nominations: How Accurate Were Our Predictions?
In the days leading up to the announcement of the 2014 Emmy nominees, Variety set out to predict the most likely contenders in the drama, comedy, acting, miniseries and movies categories.  While by n...
Applebee's Files Trademark Application for 'No Tech Tuesday'
Technophobes, rejoice. Applebee's has filed a trademark application for "no tech Tuesday," which would presumably curb the use of devices at its restaurants on that day, Today reports....
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Dan Rather 'Cautiously Optimistic' About 'Rathergate' Biopic
Robert Redford will play the famed news anchor in “Truth.”read more
Elvis Mitchell Named Film Independent Programming Chief
Elvis Mitchell has been named to the new position of year-round Film Independent Curator, in a restructuring that will find him taking the reins of the Los Angeles Film Festival from departing artisti...
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To Launch New Series, Sprout Lets Space Animals Invade Its Kiddie-Program Lineup
Space travelers have invaded TV’s kiddie-oriented Sprout network. Tykes viewing a recent broadcast of the animated series “Justin Time” on the NBCUniversal-owned outlet may have been surprised t...
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Clock Ticking on FCC’s Review of Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger
The FCC issued a formal public notice on Thursday seeking comment on Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, signaling about six months until it reaches a decision on whether to green ...
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Fox Announces Fall Premiere Dates, Sunday Bow for ‘Utopia’
Fox is rolling out a good chunk of its fall lineup outside of premiere week, it announced Thursday, including early starts for multi-night reality series “Utopia”  and new drama “Re...
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Ad of the Day: This Rube Goldberg Device Promotes a Video Game by Bringing It to Life
While always interesting to watch, intricate Rube Goldberg devices in ads rarely seem connected to the products they're supposedly selling. But this is quite the exception. Brett Doar, the man ...
The 11 Best Depictions of Youth in Indie Film
Richard Linklater's epic magnum opus "Boyhood" is being released in cinemas this week. The film, twelve years in the making, follows the development of a young boy from age six to eighteen. ...

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