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History's Period Hit 'Vikings' is Renewed for a Third Season
The History channel has just ordered a 10-episode third season of its hit series “Vikings.” There are six episodes remaining in its current second season, which will come to a close Thursday, May ...
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Target Is Washington's Poster Child for Data Breach Debate
Target is quickly becoming the poster child for Washington policymakers anxious to find a solution to curb the growing number of data breaches that steal and compromise the personal information of m...
Watch: Fox Brings Back Jack Bauer in the Trailer for New Miniseries '24: Live Another Day'
On May 5th, Fox is bringing back "24" hero Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) for a 12-hour miniseries that will find the character still operating in real time -- we just won't be seeing every singl...
Former WGA Prez Patric Verrone’s Senate Campaign Raises Less, Spends Less Than Rivals
Former Writers Guild of America West president Patric M. Verrone has raised nearly $44,753 for his campaign for the California State Senate and spent $12,052 — far smaller amounts than his rival...
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Everything We Know We Learned From Television: Vol. 13
THR's chief TV critic shares his thoughts on not watching "How I Met Your Mother," not liking the execution of the twist on "The Good Wife" and other cranky topics. Plus: Loving Oprah's aura.read more...
Nancy Grace Has Porn Freakout Over Oscar Pistorius: ‘He Was Trolling Up the Internet!’ (Video)
Nancy Grace went on a porn tirade during a discussion of the Oscar Pistorius trial on “Good Morning America” Tuesday. Chief legal affairs anchor Dan Abrams was pointing out that witnesses ...
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'24: Live Another Day' New Action-Packed Trailer, Poster Debut (Video)
Fox releases a minute-long teaser touting the 12-episode revival premiering May 5.read more
‘Downton Abbey’ Alum Brian Percival to Direct AMC's ‘Knifeman’
AMC has found its “Knifeman” and “Galyntine” directors. “Downton Abbey” director Brian Percival (above) will head up the basic cable network's pilot for “...
Hong Kong Film Review: ‘Monsterz’
Hideo Nakata's latest thriller is a middling remake of the 2010 South Korean thriller "Haunters."
Brian Henson on His New Reality Show, the ‘Fraggle Rock’ Movie and More
On Tuesday night, Syfy premieres “Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge,” a reality series akin to “Project Runway” with 10 designers scrambling to make the next Yoda instead of an overflowin...
Hollywood Worried Russian Sanctions Could Spark Quota Backlash
Hollywood studios are worried that U.S. economic sanctions against Russia may lead to a backlash that would limit the number of American movies distributed in one of its fastest-growing international ...
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'Everest Jump Live': Joby Ogwyn Reveals Terrifying Moment Atop the Mountain (Exclusive Video)
The Hollywood Reporter has an exclusive clip from Discovery's forthcoming special in which he will attempt the first wingsuit flight off the summit of Mount Everest. read more
Hollywood to Test Discount Movie Ticket Prices for Weeknights
It may get cheaper to go to the movies, at least for the residents of one lucky state. The National Association of Theatre Owners is meeting with exhibitors about launching a ticketing experiment that...
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NBCUniversal Digital Is in Review
NBCUniversal is reviewing the digital work currently handled by Ignited, El Segundo, Calif., which was awarded the business in January 2009, sources said. The assignment covers digital efforts cove...
CNN Sales Boss Greg D'Alba to Exit Network Amid Reports of Infighting
Greg D'Alba, president of CNN and Turner Digital Ad Sales, is parting ways with the network. D'Alba, who joined CNN in 1986 and rose to sales chief in 2012, is leaving mere weeks ahead of CNN&...
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What Is Actually Revealed In 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Set Photos? (Analysis)
Images from the set of Joss Whedon's Marvel tentpole have revealed the look of Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and -- just maybe -- Ultron. read more
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CinemaCon: Theater Owners to Test Discount Day in Undisclosed State
UPDATED: The move comes as admissions continue to decline in the U.S., particularly among teenagers and adults under the age of 50.read more
CinemaCon: Worldwide B.O. Hits Record, Int’l Growth Strong
Worldwide box office hit a record $35.9 billion in 2013, with domestic totals reaching $10.9 billion, it was announced at Tuesday’s CinemaCon keynote address delivered by John Fithian, prexy of ...
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Retail, Automotive Biggest Spenders in 2013
The absence of the Summer Olympics and political spending in fall 2013 (compared to their presence in 3Q 2012) may have put a damper on advertising expenditures, but total ad revenue for the ye...
Meryl Streep to Star in Diablo Cody’s ‘Ricky and the Flash’
Meryl Streep is attached to star in the indie dramedy “Ricky and the Flash,” written by Diablo Cody with Jonathan Demme set to direct. Marc Platt is on board to produce. Story follows an o...

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