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How ‘Hot in Cleveland's’ Animated Episode Captured the Stars’ Many Faces (Exclusive Video)
“Hot in Cleveland” is getting animated on an upcoming episode. Directed by Freddy Cristy, the episode will feature the leading ladies, Elka (Betty White), Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli), Joy...
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Flood Waters Hit UCLA (Photos)
UPDATED: Authorities responded to a water main break on Sunset Blvd.read more
Netflix Makes Deal With AT&T to Speed Up Its Videos
Netflix has secured direct access to AT&T's broadband network under a deal it hopes will improve video quality for Netflix subscribers who rely on AT&T for Internet service, according to a...
TV Presidents Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis Dreyfus Tangle With ‘Fargo's’ Billy Bob Thornton at Emmy Nominees Party
As this group of Emmy nominees congregated together for an official photo Monday night in Beverly Hills, Kevin Spacey had an idea for the amateur photographers off the dais trying to snap the same sho...
NBC's ‘Aquarius’ Books ‘The Originals’ Alum Claire Holt
Claire Holt is moving into the age of “Aquarius.” Holt, who earlier this year exited the CW's “Vampire Diaries” spinoff “The Originals,” has signed on to co-sta...
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Twitter Is Considering Any Change That Will Convert Visitors to Logged-In Users
Twitter has 271 million users who are active and logged in, but then there are many more visitors who never announce themselves. This is the biggest challenge facing CEO Dick Costolo, and he's n...
Peter Capaldi's ‘Doctor Who’ Will Be Darker and ‘A Lot Less Patient’ (Photo)
When “Doctor Who” returns for its 8th season in August, the Time Lord will have more than just a new look. The 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi says his version of the character, taking over for ...
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'Single Moms Club' Actress to Star in Vanessa del Rio Biopic (Exclusive)
The indie film about the porn star will mark the feature directorial debut of music video director Thomas Mignone.read more
DirecTV Refuses to ‘Bail Out’ Time Warner Cable in Dodgers Standoff
Despite a threat from the FCC to begin arbitration, DirecTV refuses to back down in its standoff with Time Warner Cable over rights to the Dodgers’ SportsNet LA channel. In a statement issued on...
Awards Race Shaping Up for Below-the-Line Talent
Artisans account for 10 of the Academy’s 17 branches. Yet most Oscar handicappers tend to focus on the best pic and/or acting races. Those pundits don’t know what they’re missing. For one thing,...
Runaway Production Has Cost California $2 Billion Since 2010
For the first time, there’s a calculation of just how much coin California is losing as a result of runaway production — and it’s not a pretty picture. According to the California Film Commissio...
James L. Brooks Signs With WME
Iconic writer and director James L. Brooks has signed with WME. Brooks has a long list of credits he is known for, which include “Broadcast News,” “Terms of Endearment” and ...
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James L. Brooks Signs With WME
The agency’s TV department also has signed writer/producers Ian Goldberg (“Once Upon a Time”) and Patrick Harbinson (“Homeland”).read more
‘The Simpsons’ Producer James L. Brooks Signs With WME
WME has signed Oscar-winning director, writer and producer James L. Brooks, who created iconic TV shows such as “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Rhoda,” “Taxi” and ...
APA Jumps Into the Thick of the Busy Below-the-Line Business
Even for a business in a constant state of flux, there’s lately been a considerable amount of upheaval and consolidation among below-the-line agencies. In the past few months, one shop, APA, which h...
Jim Gaffigan's CBS Pilot Gets Series Order From TV Land
Jim Gaffigan‘s CBS pilot will finally air — but not on CBS. TV Land has given a 10-episode order to Gaffigan's comedy with Peter Tolan, which had previously been developed by CBS. Also...
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'Resurrection' Scores Tony Winner for Major Season 2 Arc (Exclusive)
Donna Murphy joins as a mysterious government agent monitoring Omar Epps on the ABC drama's upcoming run.read more
Judd Apatow Hires ‘South Park's’ Pam Brady to Rewrite ‘Business Trip’ (Exclusive)
Producers Judd Apatow and Benderspink have hired Emmy-winning “South Park” writer Pam Brady to work on the screenplay for their Universal comedy “Business Trip,” TheWrap has le...
‘Outlander’ Cast and Crew Celebrate New York Screening: ‘Make the Show for the Fans’
Six days prior to its multiplatform preview debut, Starz’s “Outlander” preemed Monday at the 92 Street Y to a very enthusiastic crowd. An adaptation of author Diana Gabaldon’s popular historic...
‘Hercules’ Rules the Week in TV Advertising Spend
In this week’s edition of the Variety/iSpot.tv Movie Commercial Tracker, MGM’s “Hercules” leads in spending with an estimated outlay of $8.4 million for spots that have aired 1...

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