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E! Upfront Slate Includes ‘#RichKids,’ Kardashians Spinoffs, Gucci Miniseries
E! will unveil an ambitious 2014-2015 programming slate during its Upfront presentation for advertisers in New York in May. The slate includes the renewal of “#RichKids of Beverly Hills” f...
E! Prepares To Mix Scripted Fare Into Reality-Show Recipe
NBCUniversal’s E! said it would launch three new series and a set of specials as part of its new programming in the year ahead while it continued to focus on development as it casts about for a new ...
TV Review: ‘Surviving Jack’
The last thing TV needs is another nostalgic sitcom narrated by a young boy (indeed, it’s almost time for a moratorium), but “Surviving Jack” conjures a few amusing moments, courtesy of its 1991...
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Oprah Winfrey Hitting the Road for 'The Life You Want' Arena Tour (Exclusive)
The media mogul and her friends -- including author Elizabeth Gilbert, OWN star Iyanla Vanzant and, in certain cities, Deepak Chopra -- plot an eight-city weekend tour to bring "empowerment, resilienc...
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E! Upfront Slate: More Kardashians, 'Rich Kids,' Lance Bass and 'Gucci' Miniseries
The cable network has renewed "Rich Kids" for a second season and is developing a spinoff, while also adding a Hamptons-set spinoff of the Kardashians' "Take" franchise. Also among its development sla...
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Russell Crowe: 'Noah' Criticism 'Bordering on Absolute Stupidity' (Video)
The actor lashes out at those who've bashed the film without seeing it and praises Pope Francis for letting their "invitation stand."read more
NBC Nabs EuropaCorp’s ‘Taxi Brooklyn’
PARIS– NBC has acquired U.S. broadcast rights to the first season of “Taxi Brooklyn,” the New York-set action/comedy skein produced by Europacorp Television, the TV arm of Luc Besson...
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Film4 Chief Tessa Ross to Step Down
The head of Channel 4's drama unit and film division leaves to head up the National Theater.read more
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Aereo Tells Supreme Court Not to Kill 'Next Technological Step'
The upstart TV streaming service makes its last written arguments before an oral hearing next month.read more
Channel 4′s Film/Drama Chief Tessa Ross to Become Chief Exec of U.K.’s National Theater
LONDON — Tessa Ross is to become chief executive of the U.K.’s National Theater. She joins from pubcaster Channel 4, where she is controller of film and drama. Ross will join the National ...
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Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in 'Hamlet' on U.K. Stage
The "Sherlock" actor will portray the iconic Shakespeare character in the British capital in 2015.read more
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Disney's Anne Sweeney Talks Successor, Online Pay TV Services
At a conference in London, she ‎discusses the "creative transformation" rather than "creative destruction" of television and comments on the company's acquisition of Maker Studios.read more
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Hollywood Docket: 'Twilight' Trademarks; ESPN Lawsuit; 50 Cent Mixtape
A roundup of entertainment law news including the Conan Doyle estate objecting to "Sherlock Gnomes" and a Texas man objecting to the 1989 film, "Tango & Cash."read more
Italo Auteur Marco Bellocchio Appointed Cineteca Di Bologna Prexy
ROME – Italo auteur Marco Bellocchio has been appointed president of Italy’s Cineteca di Bologna, the prominent film archives known globally as a prime film preservation entity and also fo...
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Alyson Hannigan on 'How I Met Your Mother' Finale: Whole 'Room Was Crying' (Video)
The actress reveals secrets of the CBS show's final episode during a chat with Jimmy Kimmel.read more
Rupert Murdoch Promotes Sons; Peter Rice Re-Ups With Fox Networks Group
Fox Networks Group CEO Peter Rice has extended his contract with the company, and Rupert Murdoch has also promoted his sons. 21st Century Fox announced Wednesday that James Murdoch has been named Co-...
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5 Big Challenges Ben Sherwood Faces in Disney's Top TV Job (Analysis)
Anne Sweeney's successor must fix ABC primetime, court Hollywood talent and deal with a "GMA" host's $8 million salary demand.read more
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Sony's 'Powers' Move: Will PlayStation Become a TV Hub?
Is the decision to stream the comic book adaptation a one-off experiment or the first sign of a new, Netflix-style content player?read more
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Hollywood Already Exploring a Malaysia Airlines Movie
"I guarantee there are 50 different people working on 50 different projects ... right now," says one prominent producer.read more
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Murdoch Family Politics: What James and Lachlan Promotions Mean for Fox, News Corp
"The more time goes by, the shorter any Chase Carey interregnum is likely to last," says one Wall Street observer about the implications for succession in Rupert Murdoch's empire.read more

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