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Starz’s ‘Outlander’ Woos Women with Strong Female Protagonist
Premium cable may not hate women, but historically, it also hasn’t treated them particularly well — on either side of the screen. Female viewers might flock to “Game of Thrones” for comple...
Emmy Lead Actor, Movie or Miniseries: Billy Bob Thorton vs. Mark Ruffalo
Is it a simple choice of good versus evil in one of Emmy’s most contested categories? A blunt activist or a psychopathic contract killer? A furrowed brow or Dutch-boy bangs? In a word — yes. The h...
Q&A: Jim Parsons and Bob Newhart on Actor Chemistry and the State of Sitcoms
On “The Big Bang Theory,” Dr. Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) idolizes his childhood hero, Professor Proton (Bob Newhart), much to the professor’s dismay. In real life, though, the admiration is a ...
The Best of This Year’s Emmy Campaigns
Hard work deserves recognition. And in showbiz, there is no better recognition than an award. So here are the first Emmy Tubthump Awards, which salute the innovative and/or goofy work of Emmy campaign...
Q&A: Emmy Producer Don Mischer on the Big Night
The man in the control room on Emmy night is legendary award-winning producer Don Mischer, who’s been at the helm 10 times (along with numerous Academy Awards ceremonies, Super Bowl halftime shows a...
Emmy-Nominated Writers Bent History to Tell Their Stories
“The truth doesn’t really want to line up and be a dramatic story very often,” says John Rice, co-writer (with Joe Batteer) of the Emmy-nominated Lifetime mini “Bonnie and Clyde” (pictured)....
Set Designer Bill Groom on Creating ‘Boardwalk Empire’s’ Elaborate World
After being on the air for five years, you’d think creating the world of a TV show would get easier. Not so, says “Boardwalk Empire’s” head of set design Bill Groom. “In fact, this upcoming ...
Pundits Say Showbiz Is Ripe for a Twee-Peat
Is Twee an ominous cultural force — and am I an unwitting perpetrator? The Twee tribe is being both praised and condemned in current books and articles. I’ve taken some heat, too. That’s because...
Lead Actor Emmy Nominees Reach New Heights By Playing Against Type
When Bryan Cranston ended his run as wacky patriarch Hal on Fox’s hit comedy “Malcolm in the Middle,” he was offered two pilots in quick succession. But instead of jumping at the chance to start...
Bloomberg Cancels Weekly Talk Show ‘Political Capital,’ Lays Off Production and Print Staff in Washington, D.C.
Bloomberg has canceled weekly talk show “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” and laid off an undisclosed amount of employees in its Washington, D.C., bureau on Thursday TheWrap has learned...
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'Quick Draw' Duo Talk Old-Timey Improv, Horseback Acting and Career Westerners (Q&A)
Nancy Hower and John Lehr, debuting the second season of their Hulu series, tell THR about tackling period comedy and Hollywood's lingering community of Wild West extras. read more
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Viacom Demands Cablevision Loses Rights to MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central (Exclusive)
In response to an antitrust lawsuit, Viacom is now accusing the nation's eighth-biggest MVPD of fraud.read more
Christopher Menaul to Direct Bill O'Reilly's ‘Killing Jesus’ for Nat Geo
Nat Geo Channel and Scott Free Productions have signed Christopher Menaul to direct “Killing Jesus,” a three-hour TV event based on the best-selling book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin D...
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Tom Petty Scores First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200
The soundtrack to the blockbuster movie "Guardians of the Galaxy," debuts at No. 3.read more
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'Outlander': TV Review
A quality, immersive tale of time-travel brings the popular books to TV, but the telling of the story is languid.read more
Watch: Trailer for 'The Green Prince' Examines the True Story of a Hamas Member Turned Israeli Spy
Nadav Schirman's "The Green Prince," which won the Sundance Film Festival 2014 Audience Award, is finally hitting theaters. From the film's synopsis, provided by Music Box Films: "Set ...
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Gmail's Unsubscribe Button Could Be a Huge Blow to Email Marketers
How many times have you wanted to unsubscribe from a commercial email list but didn't want to scroll all the way to the bottom of a message and then have to click through to an opt-out landing p...
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TV Ratings: 'Big Brother' Drops (But Tops) on Wednesday
"America's Got Talent" shares "Brother's" minor dip, while "Extant" and "Taxi Brooklyn" are now evenly matched. read more
You Will Get a Chance to See 'Eleanor Rigby' The Way It Was Intended To Be Seen
Ned Benson's "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" was a sensation with audiences at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival when it screened as it was intended -- as two films (one titl...
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Why Are So Many People Attacking Vending Machines These Days?
Crime sprees of any kind can be hard to explain, but a recent cluster of attacks is bound to leave even the savviest criminologists puzzled: More Americans seem to be attacking vending machines&mdas...

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