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Kevin Ward Sr. on Son's Fatal Crash: Apparently, Tony Stewart Was Only Driver Who Didn't See Him
Kevin Ward Sr. has broken his silence about his son's death with a mix of fond remembrances and thinly veiled shots at NASCAR star Tony Stewart, who's dirt-track car struck and killed Kevin Wa...
‘Gold Rush's’ Teen Millionaire Set to Host Epic Two-Hour Retrospective (Exclusive)
“Gold Rush's” wildly popular teenage millionaire Parker Schnabel will host a two-hour special of Discovery Channel's top rated series, TheWrap has learned. Also read: Discovery C...
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Toronto: Former Focus Co-CEO Andrew Karpen Launches New Distribution Company
UPDATED: Billionaire Manoj Bhargava, founder of 5-hour Energy, is financing the ventureread more
Former Focus CEO Andrew Karpen Launches New Distribution Company
Andrew Karpen, who most recently served as co-CEO of Focus Features, has announced the formation of Bleecker Street, a new distribution company that plans to release 3-5 movies in 2015, with an expand...
Alamo Drafthouse to Open First L.A. Theater
The Alamo is coming to Los Angeles. The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar & Highball, a popular Austin-based boutique cinema chain, will open its first theater in Los Angeles.  The Alama Drafthouse, ...
Emmy Telecast Prepping Tribute to Robin Williams
Less than a year after Robin Williams appeared on the Primetime Emmy Awards telecast to salute his mentor, Jonathan Winters, producers of the Aug. 25 ceremony are preparing an on-air tribute to the ac...
Robin Williams Tribute: Broadway to Dim its Lights on Wednesday
The Great White Way will glow a little less brightly on Wednesday night, in honor of actor Robin Williams, who was found dead Monday at age 63. The marquees of Broadway's theaters will turned its ...
Emmy Voters Lean Toward Barbed Political Commentaries on Latenight
As far as the Emmy nominees for Variety Series are concerned, it’s the politics, stupid. A category once dominated by music and sketches now tilts decidedly toward contemporary commentary and lampoo...
For Emmy-Nominated Music Directors, There’s Little Room for Error
Of the five music categories in the Primetime Emmy Awards, the music direction category seems to be the least understood outside music circles. And yet the stakes couldn’t be higher, with four of th...
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ABC Family Renews 'Switched at Birth' for a Fourth Season
The network is ordering more episodes of the scripted dramaread more
Radio Disney to Sell 23 Stations, Lay Off Nearly 200
Radio Disney will be selling 23 of its 24 radio stations across the United States, effective Sept. 26. As part of the changes, 184 positions (about eight per unloaded station) will be eliminated at ...
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'Legends': TV Review
New TNT drama currently lacks the heft to be truly riveting. But maybe in the world of complicated fare, a little easy escapism isn't such a bad thingread more
WME Invests in ‘Digital Butler’ App Humin: Ari Emanuel, will.i.am, Richard Branson Among Beta Users
WME has invested in Humin, a new app billing itself as a “digital butler” that officially launches on Thursday, Aug. 14. Humin's beta users include will.i.am, Richard Branson and WME&#...
Fusion Documentary to Show ‘Simpsons’ Co-Creator’s Battle With Terminal Cancer
Fusion has partnered with “The Simpsons” co-creator Sam Simon for a documentary project that will follow the writer-producer in his final months as he both battles against cancer and fight...
Gaumont Powers Up Toronto’s Biggest French-Language Slate
PARIS– Gaumont will be out in force at Toronto Intl. Film Festival with a record five French-language films selected in major sections. The French studio will host the world premiere of this yea...
Watch: First Trailer for Johnny Depp Spy Comedy ‘Mortdecai’
The first trailer for “Mortdecai,” which was released on Wednesday, shows star Johnny Depp playing an offbeat, rogue man, adding to his already long list of film characters with these traits. The ...
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Cup Noodles Goes Extreme in Latest Spot, Courtesy of Drones
If you’ve ever been a student, or strapped for cash, or both, you know Cup Noodles—the instant styrene cup of ramen that goes for around a buck. Cup Noodles appeared on U.S. grocery stor...
NATAS Names Charles L. Dages Chairman
Charles “Chuck” L. Dages,  a former exec veep of emerging technology at Warner Bros., has been named chairman of  the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Dages will work...
‘The Simpsons’ Producer Sam Simon to Chronicle Cancer Battle in Fusion Documentary
Sam Simon is bringing his struggle with terminal cancer to the small screen. “The Simpsons” executive producer Simon, who was diagnosed with terminal colorectal cancer in 2012, is teaming ...
AP Video Journalist and Translator Killed in Gaza
Associated Press video journalist Simone Camilli and freelance translator Ali Shehda Abu Afash were among five people killed today when an unexploded device was set off in the northern town of Beit La...

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