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'Whiplash,' 'Foxcatcher' and Jean-Luc Godard Join 'Gone Girl' in New York Film Festival Main Slate Lineup
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the Main Slate selection for the 2014 New York Film Festival, which takes place from Sept. 26-Oct. 12. READ MORE: David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' to...
Michael Cera Releases a Surprise 18-Track Album (Audio)
What do Michael Cera and Beyoncé have in common? They both released surprise albums this year. The actor, best known for comedies like “Superbad” and “Arrested Development,” d...
Robin Williams Special Draws Well For ABC on Tuesday Night
One day after the shocking death of Robin Williams, an ABC primetime special on the beloved comedian scored a sizable audience — trailing only NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” fo...
Film Review: ‘Let’s Be Cops’
The mix of raucous buffoonery and violent mayhem isn’t exactly seamless, and the laugh-out-loud moments come with conspicuously less frequency during the third act.
Ratings: Robin Williams '20/20' Special Scores, But Can't Top ‘Talent’
ABC's Robin Williams “20/20” special earned a big boost in its timeslot, but couldn't topple NBC's “America's Got Talent.” NBC was first in ratings with a 1.7 r...
Robin Williams Death Spurs Sales — and Piracy — of His Movies
News of Robin Williams’ suicide this week has led to a predictable surge in sales of digital downloads and DVDs of his most-beloved movies — along with a spike in pirates swiping films ...
'The Best Talk Show Guest in the World': Late Night Hosts Pay Tribute to Robin Williams
On October 14, 1981, Robin Williams appeared on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson for the first time, promoting his then-upcoming movie "The World According to Garp." With his gifts fo...
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New York Film Festival Announces Full Slate
Thirty titles will screen at the 52nd edition of America's second-oldest film festival, including many carryovers from Cannesread more
WGN America Orders Drama Series ‘Titans,’ Develops ‘Underground’
WGN America is accelerating its original programming rollout with a 13-episode order for Appalachian family drama “Titans” and an fast-track development plan for the Civil War-era drama &#...
‘The Giver’ Author Lois Lowry Thinks ‘Dystopian Fiction Is Passé’
Lois Lowry might just be the godmother of dystopian YA fiction. The author of over 40 books is best known for her 1993 novel “The Giver,” a story set in a utopian society where people no longer fe...
Fall 2014 TV Preview: Wednesday is Family Night as Steven Spielberg Tries to Dethrone 'Modern Family'
Getting over the mid-week hump is always a bit of a mixed blessing. You're more than halfway through the work week, but the best shows won't be on until the following day (or at least the shows which ...
TLC Sets ‘Little People Big World’ Return: It's a Roloff Wedding! (Exclusive)
Save the date, “Little People Big World” fans. The Roloffs are throwing a wedding on the show's upcoming season starting Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 10/9c. And this time, the wedding is for on...
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Robin Hood, 1970s Music Series Being Prepped at NBC (Exclusive)
Boardwalk Entertainment will team with Adam Levine for its 10-part event series about music in the 1970sread more
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WGN America Orders 'Titans' Straight to Series, Eyes Slave Drama
The network is nearly doubling its scripted slateread more
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Watch Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart Show Edward R. Murrow Around Hollywood Home
Plus, the late actress shows off a gift worth a whistleread more
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema To Open a Los Angeles Location
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, an Austin-based movie theater most known for its beer and food service, will be opening a location in downtown Los Angeles, according to the L.A. Times.  Alamo, which is...
Nicki Minaj Bringing ‘Anaconda’ to MTV Video Music Awards
Nicki Minaj will bring her “Anaconda” to the MTV Video Music Awards, the network announced on Wednesday. The hip-hop star will be performing her new single for the first time on television...
‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Rules the Week in TV Advertising Spend
In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by iSpot.tv, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” leads in spending with an estimated outlay of $9 million for spots...
AOL Says 92% of Marketers Use Programmatic Despite Persisting Challenges
AOL announced last week that ad revenues were up 20 percent for the quarter, due in large part to the growth of its programmatic business. To get a better handle on where advertisers, publishers and ...
Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers Pay Tribute to Robin Williams During Latenight Shows (VIDEO)
Latenight hosts Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers paid tribute to comedic legend Robin Williams during their “The Tonight Show” and “Late Night” broadcasts on Tuesday, following the...

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