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NBC Surprisingly Passes on Its Victory Dance at TCA (Analysis)
Taking the industry's little-used high road, the network doesn't gloat about being No. 1 -- even if the changing nature of the business makes having this chance again very small. read more
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New York IPO of China’s Alibaba May Expand To $130 billion
Yahoo shareholder demonstrates vast scale, ability to scale-up entertainment empire
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World Cup Final Sets German TV Audience Record
UPDATED: About 34.65 million people watched the game on ARD, beating a high mark set by the 7-1 semifinal victory over Brazil, as the U.K. coverage on BBC and ITV averaged 15 million viewers.read more...
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World Cup Final Is Most Talked About Single Sports Event in Facebook History
More than 280 million interactions exceeded the social activity around Super Bowl 2013.read more
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Karlovy Vary Film Review: ‘Afterlife’
Tender and surprising, “Afterlife” is a low-key, absurdist coming-of-age tale that explores the relationship between an anxious twentysomething guy and his controlling father
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It's Official: Dana Walden, Gary Newman to Run Fox Broadcasting
UPDATED: As part of the widely expected new arrangement, the company veterans will oversee both the network and the studio and report to Peter Rice.read more
Tom Perrotta On Tonight's Powerful 'Leftovers' Episode, Featuring Christopher Eccleston
The first two episodes of HBO's post-Rapture drama "The Leftovers" follow the spirit, if not the letter, of Tom Perrotta's novel, as the bewilderment and sense of loss that descends on the w...
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‎Universal Studios Japan to Boost Annual Visitors by 2 Million With 'Harry Potter World'
The new attraction, which cost $444 million, is part of a plan to revitalize the theme park and attract people from around Asia.read more
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China Animation Revenue Rises to $14 Billion in 2013
The Chinese government is keen to boost the animation sector, which is undergoing a revival, with domestic animated features scoring high in the box office and a slate of high-quality projects.read mo...
Review: 'True Blood' Season 7, Episode 4 'Death Is Not the End': The Gang's All Here Whether We Like It or Not
Who is this season of "True Blood" for? I guess one could argue that's it's for the die hard fans, but is there really a "True Blood" fan that thinks to themselves, "Boy, I ho...
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World Cup Final Sets Twitter Record
A record 618,725 tweets about the match were sent out per minute at the moment Germany defeated Argentina.read more
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Off Broadway Review: ‘The Long Shrift’ Directed by James Franco
In “The Long Shrift,” Robert Boswell has written James Franco the flashy leading role of a hardened ex-con named Richard Singer who, as an awkward 18-year-old high school kid, was sent up ...
‘Parenthood’ Boss Teases Final ‘Larger Story’ That Affects Everyone
A final season order for “Parenthood” took a village to achieve. “One of the things about being on a show like ‘Parenthood’ is that it's always been a bubble show, we...
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NBC Showrunners Talk 'Dud Scripts,' Emmy Snubs and Cable 'Envy'
"I would be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed and that [James Spader] isn't completely deserving of it," "The Blacklist's" John Eisendrath told reporters Sunday.read more
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'The Long Shrift': Theater Review
James Franco directs his "Child of God" star Scott Haze in Robert Boswell's drama about a young man wrongly convicted of rape, who re-encounters his accuser nine years later.read more
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World Cup: Viewers Upset After TV Station Interrupts Game to Cover Tornado Warning
A New York station's interruption cut into the final six minutes of Sunday's game.read more
‘The Strain': 5 Things to Know About FX and Guillermo del Toro's Freaky New Drama
Guillermo del Toro's new vampire drama “The Strain” premieres on FX on Sunday night at 10, and TheWrap has assembled a primer on what to expect. Yes, there is a portal involved. Rest a...
‘The Long Shrift’ Theater Review: James Franco Adds Another Credit to His Ever-Expanding Resume
Would an ex-con who was falsely convicted of rape and now sporting a swastika on his left pectoral ever wear Calvin Klein skivvies? (Granted, they are black Calvin Klein skivvies.) That's just on...
Watch: 'Doctor Who' Full-Length Trailer Asks If Peter Capaldi is 'A Good Man'
"Doctor Who"'s upcoming premiere has fans of adventures through time and space salivating, and this new trailer from BBC One promises that new Doctor Peter Capaldi will be taking Clara (Jenn...
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Film Review: ‘Corn Island’
An astonishing feat of cinema presented with utmost modesty, “Corn Island” observes a hardy old peasant and his obedient granddaughter as they carry out one of the world’s most daunting farming ...

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