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‘House of Cards’ Helps Netflix Add 4 Million New Subscribers in Q1
Netflix added four million subscribers in the first fiscal quarter of 2014, besting analysts’ expectations and its own performance from a year ago. Netflix now has more than 46 million paying su...
‘Orphan Black’ Season 2 Premiere Hits Series Ratings High in Key Demo
“Orphan Black” seems to be cloning viewers. The Season 2 premiere of the BBC America series hit a series high Saturday, doubling its Season 1 average in the 18-49 demographic most importan...
Layoffs, Low Ratings and Image Problems – Al Jazeera America Faces Uphill Battle
After hiring hundreds of people, including former CNN anchors Joie Chen and Soledad O'Brien; and promising to deliver unbiased reporting, Al Jazeera America launched to lots of attention last Augu...
Netflix Keeps Up Growth Spurt, Adding 4 Million Subscribers in Q1
Netflix slightly exceeded its international forecast for the first three months of the year, adding a net 4 million streaming customers around the world for the period. For the first quarter of 2014, ...
‘Ice Road Truckers’ Star Charged With Kidnapping Prostitute
One of the stars of History Channel’s reality series “Ice Road Truckers,” Tim Zickuhr, was charged with first-degree kidnapping, extortion and coercion in Las Vegas back in December....
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F@¢K Yeah! HBO Renews Veep, Silicon Valley
HBO has picked up its merrily profane Beltway comedy, Veep, for a fourth season, while locking in the newbie Mike Judge strip, Silicon Valley, for a second run.  Created by Armando Iannucci, V...
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TV Ratings: 'Orphan Black' Loses Some Steam Without 'Doctor Who' Lead-In
A year after its series premiere, the BBC America original sheds some viewers but doubles its average demo showing from its freshman run. read more
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Bryan Singer Accuser's Lawyer Was Suspended for 'Conduct Involving Dishonesty' (Exclusive)
Jeff Herman, attorney for the man suing the "X-Men" director for alleged sexual abuse, was suspended in Florida for, among other things, investing in a company with interests adverse to a clientread m...
Jimi Hendrix Biopic, Starring Andre Benjamin, Opening Seattle Film Festival
The Seattle Film Festival has selected “Jimi: All Is by My Side,” starring Andre Benjamin, as its opening-night film to screen May 15. John Ridley, who directed the Jimi Hendrix biopic fro...
Jack O'Connell on ‘Starred Up’ and His Troubled Past: ‘I Really Had To Dig Deep to Get a Second Chance’
Though he's been acting professionally for nearly a decade — you might know him from the British edition of “Skins” and the drama “This is England” — Jack O'...
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Julia Roberts Breaks Silence on Half Sister Nancy Motes' Death
"It's just heartbreak," says the actress, tearing up.read more
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Netflix First-Quarter Earnings Beat Expectations
UPDATED: The company says it added 2.25 million streamers to its U.S. service, and it slams the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Comcast responds.read more
‘Salem’ Premiere Scares Up a 7-Year Ratings High for WGN America
The premiere of WGN America's first original series “Salem” provided a ratings surge for the network, yielding the network's best numbers since 2007. The witch series, which stars ...
WGN America’s ‘Salem’ Debuts to 1.5 Million Viewers Sunday
WGN America, which is aggressively expanding into original programming in a bid to become a top-tier entertainment network, has reason to be pleased with the premiere-night tune-in for its first origi...
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Fashion Industry Boycotts Hotels Owned by Sultan of Brunei
Brian Atwood and Peter Som have used Instagram to tell the style community to take a stand against the leader of Brunei, who owns the Beverly Hills Hotel and has implemented a jarring penal code again...
Spike TV's ‘Hungry Investors’ Premiere Bumped Up a Week (Video)
“Bar Rescue” boss Jon Taffer's new show is coming a bit earlier than expected. Spike TV has bumped up the premiere date for Taffer's upcoming series “Hungry Investors” ...
HBO Renews 'Silicon Valley' for a Second Season and 'Veep' for a Fourth
You may not understand everything they say, but get ready for more vulgarity-laced gibberish of the political and tech variety. Michael Lombardo, the president of HBO programming, announced today that...
HBO Renews Comedies ‘Silicon Valley’ and ‘Veep’ for 2015
HBO has extended the runs of comedies “Veep” and “Silicon Valley,” picking up both shows for a 2015 season. “Silicon Valley,” from Mike Judge and partially inspired...
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TV Ratings: 'Salem,' WGN America's First Original, Brings 2.3 Million to First Night
The network's scripted debut gets a very strong showing in its first outing, nabbing 1.5 million in its premiere telecast. read more
Discovery Unloads HowStuffWorks Website for $45 Million, Taking Steep Loss
Discovery Communications is selling the assets and operations of explainer site HowStuffWorks — which it bought for $250 million seven years ago — for $45 million in cash to digital-media ...

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