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WATCH: ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5 Teaser
As the U.K. premiere of the fifth season of “Downton Abbey” draws near, ITV has released a 20-second teaser narrated by Downton’s butler, Carson (Jim Carter). Last season of the Brit...
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The CW Sets October Premiere Dates, Focuses on 'Flash'
The network is putting a lot of promotion behind the "Arrow" spinoff, heavily repeating its planted pilot and encoring the first two episodes after the parent series. read more
Ben Kingsley to Voice Bagheera in Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’
Ben Kingsley has been tapped to voice Bagheera in Disney’s new live-action take on “The Jungle Book,” directed by Jon Favreau. Idris Elba is on board to voice Shere Khan and Scarlett...
Academy Updates Campaign Rules for 87th Oscars
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has updated its campaign rules, with the most significant changes in the music category. The revised rules, available at oscars.org/regulations, state...
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Academy Issues New Rules Affecting Music Branch Oscar Campaigning
UPDATED: After last season's "Alone Yet Not Alone" controversy, members of the music branch may not contact each other to promote a song for nomination. read more
Academy Changes Oscar Campaign Rules for the Music Branch
The Academy has announced this year's changes to the Oscar campaign rules, with only one significant new rule — and it's aimed, to nobody's surprise, at the Music Branch. For next ye...
‘Survivor’ Contestant Caleb Bankston Dead at 26
Caleb Bankston, a competitor on “Survivor: Blood vs. Water,” died in a railway accident Tuesday, People reports. He was 26. Bankston, who finished in ninth place on last year's reality...
CW Unveils Fall 2014 Premiere Dates
The CW Network unveiled its fall 2014 premiere dates on Wednesday. For the third straight year, the youngest skewing network kicks off its season with a two-night iHeartRadio Music Festival. The two m...
Why Aereo Loss Will Discourage Technology Innovation in Hollywood
The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to back U.S. broadcasters against the upstart service Aereo will send a clear message to innovators: Don't. It makes a nice short-term win for the broadcaste...
The Film Society of Lincoln Center Name Lisandro Alonso as Their Filmmaker in Residence
The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Jaeger-LeCoultre revealed award-winning Argentine filmmaker Lisandro Alonso as their 2014 Filmmaker in Residence. The announcement took place last night at a din...
Eli Roth's ‘Hemlock Grove’ Gushes With More Blood in Season 2 Clip (Video)
Eli Roth introduces this new featurette for season 2 of his Netflix horror series “Hemlock Grove” by saying this season they're looking to grab audiences by the throat until the very e...
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Ben Kingsley Joins Disney's 'Jungle Book'
He'll voice the black panther Bagheera in the live-action/animated film.read more
Tim Brando Joins Fox Sports, Referee Mike Carey to CBS Sports in New Football Roles
Fox Sports and CBS Sports have added key pieces to their football television coverage this fall, with the former tapping Tim Brando to call college games and the latter gaining the services of longtim...
Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde Comedy ‘Longest Week’ Lands U.S. Distribution
Gravitas Ventures has acquired all U.S. rights to Peter Glanz's directorial debut “The Longest Week,” a comedy that stars Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde, Billy Crudup and Jenny Slate. The...
Watch: 'Reinvent Hollywood' Discusses the Audience's Role in The Filmmaking Process
Reinvent Hollywood continued its Google Hangout series with "The Audience," a look at the role of the audience in the filmmaking process. "Increasingly, audiences are built, not found,&...
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Sarah Jessica Parker Eyes TV Return With 'Busted' Limited Series
The "Sex and the City" alum will star in the drama project based on a nonfiction book by investigative reporters Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker.read more
Sarah Jessica Parker Attached to Star in ‘Busted’ Crime Thriller TV Series
Sarah Jessica Parker is looking at a return to television with “Busted,” a new TV series from Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and “True Detective” producer Anonymous Content. Sidne...
Why ‘Begin Again’ Director John Carney Relished Conflict Between Adam Levine and Keira Knightley
John Carney's “Once” was the kind of deft balancing act that couldn't be done twice — an intimate, ragged and touching slice-of-life musical made on a shoestring budget with ...
Why The Evening-News Anchor Is No Longer The Most Important Person on TV
Hosting the evening newscast turned  Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather and Tom Brokaw into luminaries and national statesmen, ABC News has now declared that the person who hosts that national institution ...
Disney Interactive Launches Web Series ‘Citizen Kid’
Disney Interactive has launched the web series “Citizen Kid” that revolves around extraordinary things children can accomplish when they embrace their interests and talents. Disney plans t...

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