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Ratings: ‘America's Got Talent’ Repeat Trumps All on Slow Night
If you didn't turn on your TV last night, you didn't miss much: there were only three original shows across the so-called “Big 4” networks. NBC topped the night outright on the str...
Sun Valley: Media Moguls and Tech Titans Mingle at Allen & Co. Conference
The signs are simple, unadorned, set against a white backdrop. “Private function,” they read. That’s the way Allen & Co., the investment bank that sponsors the closely-watched an...
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'The Bridge' Showrunner on Season 2: 'Fun But Scary as Shit' (Q&A)
Elwood Reid talks about giving the show a more sinister tone, coaching Diane Kruger on exhibiting the right amount of social awkwardness and the "f—king crazy things" FX encourages him to show onscr...
Advertisers Wager NBC’s Katherine Heigl Drama Will Lead Freshman Scripted Series In New TV Season
Katherine Heigl may be a polarizing figure in some circles, but advertisers seem to like her just fine. A Variety survey of commercial-ratings projections from four major ad buyers finds that NBC’s ...
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'Modern Family' Dunphy Home Sells for $2.15 Million
The 2,792-square-foot Cheviot Hills property is used for exterior shots, as the homeowners are paid a fee for each on-location shooting.read more
BBC America Greenlights Historical Drama ‘The Last Kingdom’ From ‘Downton Abbey’ Producers
“The Last Kingdom,” a new historical drama from the producers of “Downton Abbey,” is coming to BBC America, the broadcaster announced on Wednesday. Based on author Bernard Corn...
Germany-Brazil World Cup Match Was Bigger Than Super Bowl on Twitter
Yesterday's World Cup semifinal between Germany and Brazil (in which Germany routed the host nation 7-1, setting a record for largest deficit ever in a semifinal match) became the most discussed ...
Reliance ADA Ready to Sell Indian Cinema Circuit, say Reports
Loss-making cinema chain was once country's largest
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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Suggests Rosie O'Donnell Has Planned 'View' Return for 'A Very, Very Long Time' (Video)
UPDATED: "In comes to 'The View' the very woman who spit in the face of our military, spit in the face of her own network, and really in the face of a person who stood by her and had civilized debates...
Does Iceland Deserve a Better Movie? Examining the Landscape of 'Land Ho!'
A combination of tax breaks and photogenic scenery has led to a boom of American productions utilizing Iceland’s unique landscape. In cases like "Prometheus," "Oblivion" and Ch...
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Kate Juergens Stepping Down as ABC Family's Chief Creative
Kate Juergens is leaving her post as ABC Family’s chief creative officer and evp of original content, Variety reported. Juergens’ exit, which was announced by ABC Family president Tom A...
George R.R. Martin Says ‘F*ck You’ to Those Doubting That He Can Finish ‘Game of Thrones’ Books
If you're a rabid “Game of Thrones” fan worried that author George R. R. Martin won't finish the last two books in his saga, he's got a pretty clear message for ya: “Fuck...
Paco Torres Moves Ahead With ‘Blue Guitar’
PARIS– Paco Torres’ “Blue Guitar,” one of the standout projects pitched at Paris’ Small is Biutiful co-production/distribution meet (pictured above), is coming together. &...
‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Review: Compared To Its Predecessor, This Is a Second Banana
The exciting and intelligent “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” gave reboots a good name three summers ago, but “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” while solidly entertaining, does...
BBC, Carnival Producing Viking Drama ‘The Last Kingdom’
The BBC and “Downton Abbey” producer Carnival Films have teamed up to produce a new historical drama series, “The Last Kingdom,” BBC America announced Wednesday. The eight-epis...
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World Cup: Mick Jagger Branded Soccer Jinx After Brazil's Humiliation
The Rolling Stones singer backed several teams who, almost without fail, immediately exited the tournament following his declaration of support. read more
'Boyhood' Director Richard Linklater Explains Why It's Harder Than Ever to Make Movies Today (Part 2)
When "Boyhood" opens this week, Richard Linklater will reach the finish line of a remarkable production that took 12 years. In the first part of our interview with the director, he discussed...
Jerusalem Film Fest Postpones Opening Night in Wake of Israeli-Palestinian Hostilities
TEL AVIV — As rocket alert sirens continued to ring out throughout Israel on Wednesday, staffers at the Jerusalem Film Festival made a last-minute call to postpone the festival’s opening night...
TV Review: ‘Working the Engels’
A Canadian import roughly as inspired as the pun in its title, “Working the Engels” is a beyond-flat NBC comedy about a family of ne’er-do-wells who improbably take over their deceased father’...
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Discovery's Fit & Health to Rebrand as Discovery Life
Discovery Communications has announced that it plans to transform its fitness-oriented network, Discovery Fit & Health, into Discovery Life, AP reports. The new network, which will focus on life...

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